viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1815

        The 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: Printed for John Murray, and Longman and Co.. 1815. First. First edition. Two volumes bound in four. Folio (approximately 36 cm x 27 cm.). Bound without half-titles. Large folding map. Bound in later buckram, with morocco spine labels. Ex-private club library with paper spine labels and bookplates (stamped "withdrawn") in each volume. The only other marking is a small stamp on the verso of the folded map. Labels quite eroded, else sound very good copies, and internally fine. Map has a small tear, very light foxing (almost completely confined to the margins), and a small repair on the verso of the map. A tall copy with very little trimming to the margins. Probably a very good candidate for rebinding. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Ebauche d'un traité sur la Garde Nationale de France ; avec quelques réflexions qui se rattachent au but que je me suis proposé.

      Draguignan, 1815, - in-8, 28-[1] pp., maroquin vert à long grain, dos lisse orné, décor de feuillage de vigne en encadrement, fleurs de lys dans les angles, tranches dorées (rel. de l'époque).Ce texte anti-bonapartiste rédigé par un chevalier de Malte fait l'éloge de ce corps d'origine révolutionnaire qu'est la Garde Nationale. On trouve relié avant un autre texte anti-napoléonien auquel il manque la page de titre, du même auteur et daté de 1815 (28 pp., 1 f. n. ch.) et suivi d'une Adresse des habitants de l'île d'Elbe aux puissances alliées, par Fidanza et Buonafede, députés de l'île. Ces deux ouvrages ne figurent dans aucune bibliographie consultée et sont absents du catalogue de la BnF. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Picturesque Sketches of Rustic Scenery including cottages & farmhouses by Prout, Varley, Wilson, Hill, Munn, Pyne, Samuel Stevens etc. 54 plates, 1815.

      R. Ackermann, London - The plates are dated between Jan and May, 1815, though the binding is several decades later. Roan-backed boards, rubbed and a little marked. Wear (with some small loss) to head and foot of spine. A very acceptable copy. From the library of Tarradale House with its bookplate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Treatise on the Valuation of Annuities and Assurances on Lives and Survivorships; on the Construction of Tables of Mortality: and on the Probabilities and Expectations of Life. In Two Volumes.

      London - For the Author, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1815 - The first edition of Milne's influential and revolutionary treatise on acturial science. Complete in Two Volumes. In an Equitable Assurance Company binding, with their name in gilt to the front boards. With Riley Dunn & Wilson, Conservators & Bookbinders, labels to the rear pastedowns. Joshua Milne, 1776-1851, was an actuary. The premium rates and life tables that Sun Life adopted in 1810 were based on the table deduced by Dr Richard Price. . . Milne found them to depend on inadequate data, and the rates based on them too high. His knowledge of mathematics enabled him to reconstruct the life tables, taking as the basis of his calculations the Carlisle bills of mortality. . . he published in 1815 his famous two-volume work, A treatise on the valuation of annuities and assurances. . . The result was a revolution in actuarial science. Milne's table was remarkably accurate, and was very generally adopted by insurance societies. The Sun retained for over a century some of the premium rates that Milne introduced in 1820, and his table of mortality was only finally superseded in 1870 -DNB. Condition: In a full calf binding, rebacked, with the original boards, and the spine laid down. Externally, the original boards are rubbed, with slight loss to the spine labels. The hinges have been reinforced as part of the conservation process. Internally, firmly bound, with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        La Langue Hebraïque réstituée, et le véritable sens des mots hébreux rétabli et prouvé par leur analyse radicale. 2-volume set (complete)

      Chez l'Auteur; Barrois, l'Ainé; Eberhart 1815-16, Paris - Quarto. XLVIII, 197, 138, 348, [2]pp. Uncut. Two volumes in marbled-paper covered slipcases. Full green morocco with gold tooled decoration on each board, spine and along edges. Gilt lettering on spines. Raised bands. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Original wrappers bound in. Book marker in each volume. This 2-volume set is the author's best known work on his research on the Hebrew language. Fabre d'Olivet claims to have found the true meaning of the Hebrew language, examines the historic course of the Hebrew people, and details their linguistic divide after the Exodus following the fall of Jerusalem. The author believes that the spirit of the Hebrew language has been lost during the Exodus, except among the Essenes, who kept an oral comprehension of Hebrew roots. Minor edge wear on slipcases, with corners and edges slightly rubbed. Very slight and sporadic rubbing along edges of bindings. Sporadic foxing throughout. Text in French with some Hebrew. Slipcases in overall good, stunning bindings in near fine, interior in very good to near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Historiae juris civilis lusitani liber singularis. Adcedunt de jureconsultis lusitanis, et recta patrii juris interpretandi ratione capita duo. Editio prima in usum Auditorii Conimbricensis juxta tertiam Olisiponensem ann. 1800, quae jam passim aucta, et innumeris, quibus anteriores turpiter scatebant, expurgata erroribus, nunc iterum prodit auctior et emendatior, curante Joachimo Ignatio Freitasio ?. WITH:@FREIRE, Pascoal José de Mello. Institutiones juris civilis lusitani cum publici tum privati.? Editio prima in usum Auditorii Conimbricensis juxta primam Olisiponensem ann. 1789, sed auctior et emendatior, curante Joachimo Ignatio Freitasio ?. @4 volumes. WITH:@FREIRE, Pascoal José de Mello. Institutionum juris criminalis lusitani.? Editi

      Coimbra, Typis Academicis, 1815. - Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title pages. (9 ll.), lv, (1), 146 pp., (1 l. errata), vii, 89 pp.; (7 ll.), 160 pp., pp. ix-xvi, (4 ll. errata); (5 ll.), 174 pp., xvii-xxiv pp., (4 ll errata); (5 ll.), 186 pp., (3 ll. errata), xxv-xxxii pp.; (9 ll.),208 pp., pp. xxxiii-xlii pp., (3 ll. errata); (11 ll.), 184 pp., xliii-lii pp., (4 ll. errata). 4 works in 6 volumes. 4°, contemporary tan half sheep over marbled boards (some minor wear), flat spines gilt, each with a crimson morocco lettering piece and dark green morocco numbering piece. Uncut, partially unopened, very good copies. Ownership signature of Simão da Silva Ferraz de Lima e Castro in lower margin of title page of volume I of the @Institutiones juris civilis. Extensive contemporary ink annotation, apparently in the hand of the Barão de Rendufe; some later pencil annotation. 4 works in 6 volumes. ---- The @Institutiones juris civilis is a comprehensive handbook of Portuguese civil law, where a careful elaboration of the law of the realm was combined with the the whole influence of rationalistic law of the contemporary enlightened legal and political European mainstream. The four volumes are: 1. De jure publico; 2. De jure personarum; 3. De jure rerum; 4. De obligationibus et actionibus. Along with the @Institutiones Iuris criminalis it served as handbook for public and private law for almost a half century, becoming the axis of legal education till the mid-nineteenthth century. The @Institutiones describe, in a systematic way, the state of Portuguese law, including what could be assumed as the constitutional law, namely the relationship between the Crown and concurrent political powers, like landlords and the Church in the late Ancien Regime.The dedication of the @Historiae juris civilis to the Prince Regent D. João, and the preface are in Portuguese. These are followed by a Latin translation of Francisco de Borja Garção Stockler's @Elogio historico de Pascoal José de Mello Freire dos Reis, originally read in the Academia Real das Sciencias on 17 January 1799, and published by the Academia the same year.Pascoal José de Melo Freire [dos Reis] was born in the Villa of Ansião, in the district of Leiria, 1738 and died in Lisbon, 1798. He was the leading jurist amidst those who had been chosen by the Marquês de Pombal to implement the reform of legal studies at Coimbra University (1772), and was the author of some of the seminal works in the study of the history of Portuguese law. Francisco Freire de Mello, also a native of Ansião, died in 1838; he was the nephew of Pascoal José de Melo Freire.@Provenance: Simão da Silva Ferraz de Lima e Castro, 1º Conde e 1º Barão de Rendufe (1795-1857), began his diplomatic career in 1827. From February 1842 to November 1845 he served as minister plenipotentiary to Berlin, and during part of this period (1844) was also Portuguese representative to the court of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He negotiated treaties of commerce and navigation with Prussia in 1844 and with several other German states in 1844 and 1845. In early 1846 he was sent as minister plenipotentiary to Madrid, to negotiate a treaty regarding Spanish, French and English intervention in the "Maria da Fonte" movement. After an assignment in Paris, he married a wealthy Belgian noblewoman in 1849.---- Innocêncio VI, 350-3; for the @Elenchus, see II, 381; and for more on Francisco Freire de Mello, see IX, 294. Bujanda, @Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1600-1966 p. 604, mentioning that the @Institutiones iuris civilis lusitani was banned by decree of 7 January 1836. Not located in NUC. Porbase locates a single copy of this edition of the @Historiae, at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociaes e Humanas; a total of nine sets of this edition the @Institutiones juris civilis: four in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, four in the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociaes e Humanas, and one in the Biblioteca Municipal de Elvas; a single copy only of this [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Promenades pittoresques dans Constantinople et sur les rives du Bosphore, suivies d'une notice sur la Dalmatie.

      Paris, H. Nicolle, A La Librairie Stéréotype, 1815 - 3 vol. in-8° ; (2)-438 pp./(2)-467 pp./(2)-476 pp., demi-chagrin rouge à petits coins, dos à nerfs, filets or, filets à froid, titre or, rel. uniforme de l'époque. ÉDITION ORIGINALE SANS L'ATLAS ÉDITÉ SÉPAREMENT EN 1817. FIRST EDITION WHITHOUT ATLAS. VERY GOOD COPY. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Le Retour de L'Eglise

      Rue Coquillere, No. 26, Paris 1815 - A wonderful colour-printed impression of this charming print depicting the jovial celebration of a country wedding. Genre painting came back into favour when the Academy admitted Watteau's "The Pilgrimage to Cythera" to its ranks in 1717. From that point on, a fashion for decorative genre subjects swept the country, influencing an entire generation of French artists. This stunning print is a wonderful example of French pastoral painting at this period as well as a superb example of French colour printing. Early colour printing was developed as a means of reproducing the effects of painting in oils. This spectacular print exemplifies the single-plate colour printing technique used in England, then adopted in France, at the close of the eighteenth century. The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours by using a rag stump, this process is known as a la poupée . The combination of colour printing and hand-colouring adds to vivacious character of the image, the happy dance-like promenade from the wedding to the celebration. Colour-printed aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 11 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Collection of Decorated Letters & Numerals with Calligraphic Alphabets and Numerals

      [not indicated: not indicated]. [circa 1815]. Seventeen oblong etched and engraved plates. Sheet size: 16 x 39 cm. Image size to the plate marks: 13 x 32 cm. (Sizes vary between 1 and 2 cm.) Printed in black on thick sheets of wove paper. Near fine with light soiling to the edges. A very rare collection of elaborately decorated letters and numerals, designed and engraved by Gius Lanzani, "Incisore Calligrafo," in collaboration with a team of other Italian artists and engravers.The collection consists of three sets. Each decorated letter and numeral features an elaborate allegorical design. Obvious examples include: Adam & Eve, the Three Fates, the The Seven Deadly Sins (for numerals 2, 3, and 7); and a Gallows, a Lion, and the Devil (for the letters G, L, and D). Most, however, are not easy to decipher. Contemporary situations and events are also depicted, both humorous and allegorical, such as Waterloo for W. Thus we know that the plates were made sometime after 1815. Stunning calligraphy, beautifully designed, engraved, and printed. Very scarce. OCLC locates no copies. A list with more detailed descriptions of each set is available. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        HISTOIRE DE L'EXPÉDITION FRANÇAISE EN ÉGYPTE. [2 volumes].

      1815 - Paris, Eberhart, 1815. Deux volumes in-8 (136 X 209) basane fauve marbrée, encadrement de chainette et dents de rats dorés sur les plats, dos lisse, triple filet doré en place des nerfs, grillage de filets dorés dans deux compartiments, motif à décor floral dans deux autres compartiments, guirlande dorée en queue, pièces de titre et tomaison maroquin rouge, coupes et coiffes ornées, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, IV pages d'avant-propos, 412 pages ; Tome II : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 320 pages. Manquent les 2 feuillets d'errata à la fin du second volume. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. «Martin s'embarqua pour l'Égypte en tant qu'ingénieur des ponts et chaussées. Son ouvrage constitue une histoire générale assez détaillée de la campagne, dont le récit est enrichi par certaines proclamations et lettres » ( Philippe de MEULENAERE, "Bibliographie raisonnée des témoignages de l'expédition d'Égypte", 142-143). BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure décorée de l'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Battle of New Orleans and Death of Major General Packenham On the 8th of January 1815.

      J. Yeager, Philadelphia - Uncolored line engraving. Sheet size: 18 x 22 5/8". Inventory#: p325pmat. This is a vigorous and rugged portrayal of the heroic and suicidal British advance against the powerful American defensive fortification commanded by General Andrew Jackson. Jackson became a national hero in this battle and is portrayed in the lower margin surrounded by the flag and various implements of war. The scene in the print depicts the wounded and dying British officers including Major General Packenham, H. T. Shaw the Brigade Major and General Gibbs in the foreground, while in the distance the "Redcoats" advance against the American redoubt amidst smoke and gunfire from cannons and muskets. The torn and dirty Union Jack is seen beside the dying Packenham, while the Stars and Stripes waves unscathed on a hill in the distance. The principal figures are lettered on the print, and correspond to a key below identifying each. The artist, William Edward West (1788-1857) was born in Lexington, Ky, studied under Thomas Scully in Philadelphia, worked there until about 1818 when he went to Natchez, Miss. He later painted in Europe before returning to the United States where he worked in Baltimore, New York and Nashville. Joseph Yeager (c. 1792-1859) the engraver worked in Philadelphia from 1809 to about 1849, where he engraved portraits and scenic views. 0

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED (AQS)

      5 July 1815 - A one-page (8" x 10") lengthy AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED by Wordsworth from a poem by Fulke Greville (Lord Brooke), a contemporary and friend of poet Philip Sidney. In full: "The chief use, then in Man of that he knowsIs his painstaking for the good of all; Not fleshly weeping for our own made woes, Not laughing from a melancholy gall, Not hating from a Soul that overflows In bitterness, breathed forth from inward thrall; But sweetly rather to ease, loose, or bind, As need requires, this frail, fallen human kind. Lord Brooke./Peter House July 5th 1815/Wm Wordsworth." It is clear why Wordsworth might have chosen these words of Brooke's--"Man's Service" from A TREATISE OF HUMANE LEARNING--to write as the two shared the notion that while knowledge might bring happiness, it also increases susceptibility to suffering and self-torment. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Wordsworth to an overall size of 22" x 18". Fulke Greville (1554-1628) was a close friend of Sir Philip Sidney and a great patron of letters. Most of his works were not published until after his murder by a servant who thought he had been omitted from his master’s will. Some believe Greville is the true author of several plays attributed to William Shakespeare. Not examined out of the frame but appears to be Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        SIMPLE STORIES FOR CHILDREN. (Price Six-pence.)

      48 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, a vignette on title, and 15small engravings, plus a full-page engraving at the close of the book. Original printed blue wrappers. 13.7 x 9.1 cm.Cover very worn and rubbed to the extent that almost all the original printing has been lost; some edges worn; couple of leaves repaired; else very good; contained in a cloth case with a leather gilt label. Some of the engravings are date 1815. Darton H14569(2). First published in 1807; that edition known by two copies; this issue also known by only two copies, Birm.; Spencer. The engraving on page 46 shows two brothers, one holding his completed writing sheet.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
 13.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        L'Illyrie et la Dalmatie.,

      Paris Nepveu, 1815 - XIV S. + 326 S. "Ou moeurs, usages et costumes de leurs habitans et de ceux des contrées voisines. Traduit de l'allemand, de M. le docteur Hacquet, par M. Breton. Augmenté d'un Mémoire sur la Croatie militaire; orné de trente-deux planches, dont vingt-quatre d'après les gravures de l'ouvrage allemand, et huit d'après les dessins originaux inédits. Zwei Bände. I. Bd.: XII S. + 155 S., II. Bd.: II S. + 171 S. Mit 32 handkolorierten Lithographien. Die Ecken, vor allem die Kopfecken, sind bestoßen und berieben. Die Fußecke des Vorderdeckels des ersten Bandes ist etwas lädiert. Die Kapitale sind etwas bestoßen. Das obere Kapital des zweiten Bd. ist etwas lädiert. Der Überzug der Kopfecke des Vorderdeckels des ersten Bandes hat sich etwas gelöst. Die Spiegel, die Vorsätze und das erste und das letzte Blatt beider Bände sind an den Rändern etwas gebräunt. S. 5-8 des ersten Bandes haben im unteren Bereich einen kleinen Fleck. Einige Blätter haben leichte Flecken. Einige Blätter im ersten Band sind in der Kopfecke leicht knickspurig. Sonst guter Zustand. - Oeuvre en deux tomes. L oeuvre contient des trente-deux lithographies colorés par la main. La réliure est composée d or et du rouge marocain. Quelques feuillets ont des petites taches. Les exemplaires se trouvent dans un bon état. - Two volumes. The French translation from the original German by Jeann-Baptiste Breton includes thirty-two hand-colored lithographs. The lithographs illustrate Hacquet s ethnographic observations of inhabitants of the Balkan.The biniding consists of gild red marocco. The edges are slightly rubbed. Some pages have little spots. The books are in good shape." sehr guter Zustand Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Boller]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Geschichte der siebenjährigen Leiden Danzigs von 1807 bis 1814. Erster und Zweiter Theil mit Belegen.

      Danzig. Gedruckt bey Carl Heinrich Eduard Müller, 1815.. 2 in 1, 8°. 18,0 x 11,0 cm. ca. 800 Seiten, Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, Hardcover in Halbleder, Vorwort von Blech, A.F.,. In gutem Zustand. Das Buch am Rücken berieben, die Rückenkapitale stärker berieben, am oberen Kapital Rückenfalz beidseitig angerissen (ca. 4 bzw. 7 cm), Name auf Titel, Buchblock in gutem Zustand, mit einer tabellarischen Übersicht am Ende des Buches: Übersicht der Ausgaben der Stadt vom 28.May 1807 bis Ende März 1813, diese etwas angerändert, Schnitt leicht braunfleckig, Buchblock selbst aber in gutem Zustand, Einband, Rücken sowie Lederecken durchgänig berieben, Vorsätze braunfleckig und leimschattig, erste und letzte Lage teils etwas braunfleckig. mit Subscribentenliste und Ausgabentabelle. (in zwei Teilen) XXIX,393(1), VIII,438(2) Seiten.

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat e.K.]
 15.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        De la Maison royale de France, ou Précis généalogique et anecdotique sur la famille de Bourbon et sur ses illustres aïeux, depuis Saint Arnoul, en 596 ; précédé de la généalogie des rois Mérovingiens et Carolingiens ; et suivi d'un précis chronologique de la Révolution française, depuis le 22 février 1787, jusqu'au 6 juin 1814. Le tout formant un mémorial complet de l'histoire de France, enrichi, règne par règne, de nombreuses notices sur les grand événements politiques, sur les institutions religieuses, civiles, militaires et littéraires ; sur les découvertes les plus importantes, sur les progrès de la langue française, prouvé par des monuments de chaque règne, et sur les faits les plus marquants de la révolution. Ouvrage orné des portrait

      Paris, Renouard, de La Tynna, Dijon, Noellat 1815 - in-8, LXIV-432 pp., avec 7 planches gravées au trait, dont un frontispice et 6 planches de portraits des Rois, exemplaire enrichi enrichi de deux gravures (la Tour du Temple, l'interrogatoire de Louis XVI), demi-basane verte, dos lisse orné en long, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Dos uniformément insolé, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale de cet ouvrage qui était censé faire connaître aux Français deshabitués des Bourbons depuis 20 ans, l'héritage des familles souveraines depuis le mythique Pharamond. Il s''inscrivait ainsi dans l'opération de retissage des temps typique de la Restauration. Saffroy, I, 11003. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        L'Espagne et le Portugal, ou moeurs, usages et costumes des habitans de ces royames. Précédé d'un précis historique.

      Nepveu,, Paris, 1815 - Sei volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. xix (1) 218; (4) 215 (1); (4) 219 (1); (4) 217 (1); (4) 253 (1); (4) 231 (1). Con 54 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate, di cui 2 a doppia pagina. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Esemplare con qualche brunitura e fioriture sparse ad alcune sezioni di carte, peraltro genuino, marginoso, ben legato ed in buono stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Précis historique de la Révolution françoise, I-VI. (Suivi de l'Acte constitutionnel des François; Assemblée legislative; Convention nationale; Directoire exécutif). [SIX VOLUMES].

      Paris & Strasbourg, Onfroy ,Treutell et Würtz, Didot, 1792-1815. - Four volumes bound in six. Small octavo. With a total of 16 engraved or etched plates, some as frontispiece. Pp. Vol. I: lxxvi, 257; 40; 108, plus 6 plates; Vol. II: xxxviii, 456, plus 2 plates; Vol. III: cxxxvi, 326, plus 2 plates; Vol. IV: 336, plus 2 plates; Vol. V: clx, 332, plus 2 plates; Vol. VI: 398, ccxvi (extended chronology), plus 2 plates. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary duo-tint boards, spines gilt, each spine with volume number within gilt shield and with black lettering-piece in gilt. Some superficial rubbing to boards, some endpapers browned, minor age related blemished here and there, persistent dampmark to top edge of one volume. Withal a lovely set in good condition. ~ Various editions. Vol. I: second edition, 1792; II: fourth edition, 1815; Vol. III-IV: second edition, 1806; Vol. V-VI: third edition, 1815. The charming plates were made by Antoine Cosme Giraud (etcher) and Vincent Marie Langlois (engraver), after originals by Jean Michel Moreau and Jean Baptiste Simonet. Jean-Paul Rabaut Saint-Étienne (1743-1793) was a leader of the French Protestants and a moderate French revolutionary. He was guillotined in December 1793. Jean Charles Dominique de Lacretelle (1766-1855) was historian and journalist. He continued Rabaut's work and completed most of it while in prison. Very rare.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Description des Catacombes de Paris précédée d'un précis historique sur les catacombes de tous les peuples de l'Ancien et du Nouveau continent.

      BOSSANGE ET MASSON 1815 - Paris et Londres, chez Bossange & Masson, 1815, in-8, demi-maroquin noir à grains longs, dos à faux nerfs, 382 pp. La première partie de cet ouvrage est une notice consacrée aux Catacombes de divers pays la seconde partie traite du caractère général de ces cimetières souterrains la troisième partie décrit nos Catacombes et leurs monuments funéraires la quatrième et dernière partie regroupe des articles de journaux, des vers, des pensées. sur ce sujet. Un tableau dépliant en couleurs et 8 planches dépliantes illustrent cette description des Catacombes. Quelques très légères mouillures et très légères piqûres, infimes déchirures pp. 113 et 273, reliure postérieure. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Mémoires secrets sur Napoléon Buonaparte; escrits par un homme qui ne l'a pas quitté depuis quinze ans; faisant suite au Précis Historique, publié par le même auteur. 5ª éd.

      Germain Mathiot, Paris & Liége 1815 - 8º, 2 vols. (1 retrato, 216 p., 224 p.). Plena piel época, tejuelo, florones, hilos dorados, ruedas doradas en planos. Bonita encuadernación para esta obra publicada anónima, escrita por una persona que figuró en su servicio personal de Napoleón durante 15 años, lo que otroga un interés especial a la narración, dado que el autor conoció aspectos íntimos de la personalidad del político que pueden escapar a la mayoría de sus biógrafos. Memorias. Biografías. Historia de Francia. Memoirs. Biographies. History of France.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The History of the Island of Guernsey, Part of the Ancient Duchy of Normandy, From the Remotest Period of Antiquity to the Year 1814

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1815 - viii, 167pp. Embellished and illustrated with a correct map of the island; view of the town; Plates of the churches, castles, and other public buildings, gentlemen's seats, etc. [29 engraved plates]. Containing an interesting account of the island; its government, civil, military, and ecclesiastical; peculiar privileges, customs, etc with particulars of the the neighbouring islands of Alderney, Serk, and Jersey. Compiled from the valuable collections of the late Henry Budd Esq. G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket.Rear board weak but holding. Boards and spine rubbed darkened. Inner hinge cracking. Sporadic foxing. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings Brown hardback half-leather cover over marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Discourse on Sacrifices, written by Solomon Bennett, author of "The Constancy of Israel."

      Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, Shoe Lane. Published and sold by the author, London, Great Britain 1815 - BK416. Collation: 3 leaves (reverse blank): half title; title page; To the Reader; 22 pages of the work itself: [1] 21 (page 22 is blank); 1 leaf (pages[1] 2): Proposals for publishing by subscription. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 8 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE : 16 VOLUME SET

      F.C. & J. Rivington, London 1815 - 16 Volumes, bound in smooth calf; gilt decorated spines; slightly faded; bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe of Rudding Park inside front cover of each volume. Rudding Park was purchased by Sir Joseph Radcliffe in 1824, he having been knighted in 1813. Some offsetting of plates; some foxing in prelims., otherwise an excellent set. The first 8 volumes are dated 1815 but subsequent volumes carry various dates up to 1827 and Volume X is dated 1812. Volumes XV and XVI, both of which are dated 1827, have been bound in the same style but at a later date. 5.0 x 8.5 In [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Corea and Japan. (Korea)

      John Thomson, Edinburgh 1815 - Engraving with hand color. Drawn & Engraved for Thomson's New General Atlas, 16th Augt. 1815. J. & G. Menzies Scupt. Edinr. Sheet size: 20 3/4 x 27 3/4". Inventory#: p1212pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Map of England and Wales (The Result of Fifteen Years Labour. Dedicated by Permission to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent by H. R. Highness s Dutiful Servant and Hydrographer, A. Arrowsmith, 1815.

      A. Arrowsmith, London, 1815 - First edition. Incomplete. Originally 18 sections printed on 17 sheets. 6 sections missing, of which 3 are coast only. Areas missing are sections 2, 5 & 9: Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham, North Yorks, Lincoln and Norfolk. Includes 2 index sheets. All sheets mounted on linen, very good indeed with some slight wear and browning. No cases. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Robin Summers]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      London: Printed for the Author by Carpenter and Son, 16, Aldgate High Street, 1815 - A classic work, first published in 1814, which went into numerous editions, this one being particularly well illustrated. Published in the same year as the second edition, due to "the very favourable manner which the said work is spoken of by the Sporting Magazine for April 1815, also by the New Monthly Magazine for May". This edition includes new copper- engraved plates "taken from drawings made from living fish, under the author's own inspection" Third edition, with additions, glossary and index. Large Paper Copy. 8vo (8-7/8 x 5-1/4 inches). Engraved frontispiece and 25 engraved and wood- engraved plates, numerous illustrations in the text. xxix, 313 pp. Attractively bound in full speckled tan morocco. Fine. Westwood & Satchell, p. 186 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Inni Sacri.

      Milano, Dalla Stamperia di Pietro Agnelli, 1815. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Parenti, ?Rarità bibliografiche? pp. 167 - 168: E? assai raro e appare poche volte in cataloghi antiquari. In 8vo piccolo (cm. 16,5); legatura in mezza pelle dell?Ottocento con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso; pp. 37, (3). Margini corti. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
 27.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Annales du musée et de l'école moderne des beaux-arts. recueil de gravures au trait, d'après les principaux ouvrages de peinture, sculpture ou projet d'architecture, qui, chaque année, ont remporté le prix, soit aux écoles nationales, soit aux concours n

      De L 1815 - 14 volumes demi basane vieux rouge. Dos lisse, titre et tomaison dorés, filets dorés en place des nerfs. Guirlande dorée sur plats.Tomes, 2, 4, 6 à 17 contenant 1008 planches dont certaines dépliantes.Bel exemplaire, intérieur frais. art. peinture. gravure. sculpture. beaux-arts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Étrennes intéressantes des quatre parties du Monde, contenant la Population de l' univers, les Ephémérides, les Puissances de l' Europe, & toutes les Autorités civiles & militaires du Royaume. Pour l' Annee 1815.

      Janet,, Paris: 1815 - Small almanac volume with double sided folding maps at the front and rear. The front folding map showing Cook's Voyages, "Mappe-Monde, Comprenant Les Niles. Decouvertes et les Voyages du Celebre Navigateur Cook" & "France divise en departmens" (sic) and "L'Europe". Australia is shown as "Terres Australes". The rear folding map shows "l'Asie" and "L'Afrique" with the verso showing "L'Amerique Septentrionale" and "L'Amerique Meridionale". 32mo, folding maps, unpaginated, aeg. Brown striated morocco with gilt floral borders at front and back covers and spine; no title. Slight wear to top edge of rear cover, very small perforation at top of rear cover, o/w very good. In French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Hebrew Melodies [She walks in beauty, like the night ]

      John Murray, London 1815 - First Printing, of 6,000 copies (one of two undetermined issues—lacking the ads, which were often discarded when the book was bound). Demy 8vo: [8],53,[1]pp. Recent chocolate calf by Fitterer, spine in five compartments divided by gilt-ruled raised bands, green morocco lettering piece gilt, boards framed with double filets and stamped with gilt lyre, marbled end papers. Virtually pristine, in a beautiful bespoke binding. Very Fine. Contains the first appearance of "She Walks in Beauty" and "The Destruction of Semnacherib." When Byron was asked to contribute the lyrics to a book of Hebrew Melodies, he was at the height of his fame. "But although he was the most popular poet of his day, he was not content to continue writing the oriental tales that sustained his public profile. Nor did he have any impetus to add another canto to Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, the poem which had made him famous in the first place. Tired of London society's seemingly endless round of balls and parties, he was courting the serious-minded and pious Annabella Milbanke, and it could be argued that Hebrew Melodies represents, in part, a concern with religious themes which derives from their conversations. . . . The collection was the subject of a wrangle over copyright between Isaac Nathan and Byron's regular publisher, John Murray. Nathan first produced a luxury edition of the words and music, containing twelve melodies. He intended to produce a second part, containing another twelve melodies, but shortly after the first part came out Murray published his own version of Hebrew Melodies, printing all twenty-four melodies and detaching the words from the music for the first time. Readers who were only interested in Byron's words and not Nathan's music could buy all the melodies in one book for a fraction of the price." (The Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Hebrew Melodies.

      London: Printed for John Murray, 1815. - Byron's (1788-1824) Hebrew Melodies was published in the same year his daughter Ada was born. It is a collection of short poems, mostly on scriptual subjects, though it also contains love songs. It contains the first appearance of "She Walks in Beauty" and "The Destruction of Sennacherib." Octavo. [8], 53 pp. Full early twentieth century polished calf with gilt spine. Binding extremities rubbed, bookplate. A very good, clean copy. First edition. This book has two issues, determined by the ads at the end of the book. Since the ads for this copy were removed in rebinding, the issue is indeterminate. Wise I, p. 104. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Practical Guide to The Quarter and other Sessions of the Peace

      London - Reed and Hunter, Law-Booksellers, 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795-1854) was an English Judge, Member of Parliament and dramatist. He became the judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1849. He also introduced the copyright bill in 1837, although it didn't become law until 1842 and then in a much altered form. Asan author, Thomas Noon Talfourd contributed to many literary journals. He was law reporter to The Times, producing a number of articles on literary matters including Proposed New Law of Copyright of the Highest Importance to Authors (1838); Three Speeches delivered in the House of Commons in Favour of an Extension of Copyright (1840); and his famous Speech for the Defendant in the Prosecution, the Queen v. Moxon, for the Publication of Shelley's Poetical Works (1841). He edited a number of works includingThe Letters of Charles Lamb, with a Sketch of his Life (1837) and wrote plays, the most successful of which were Ion (1835) and The Athenian Captive (1837)were performed at Convent Garden and The Haymarket respectively to moderate acclaim. Charles Dickens was friends with Talfourd and dedicated The Pickwick Papers to him. He was reputedly the archetype for Tommy Traddles in David Copperfield. This volume was previously owned by Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert Ickleton and contains his bookplate. Ickleton was an Eldon Law Scholar and private secretary to Gladstone. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards and all internal pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping to the corners,scuffing and marks to the leather and cracking to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional brown spot or handling mark. The rear endpaper has beentorn out and therear blank end paper ishalf missing. There is a pencil diagram drawn on the rear pastedown and a copperplate inscription on the front endpaper. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown (asdescribed above). Overall, the condition of this volume is good only..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Military and Topographical Atlas of the United States; Including the British Possessions & Florida

      Philadelphia, published by John Melish; G. Palmer, Printer 1815 - Measuring 5 ¼ in. x 8 ¾ in. Title page and Preface (6 pp.); Directions for placing the maps (a one-page instruction to the bookbinder); Description of the seat of war in North America (34 pp.) Description of the Seat of War in the southern United States, etc. (20 pp.; Works Lately Published by John Melish, Geographer and Map Publisher (one page); Official Documents Relating to the Operations of the British Army in the Reduction of the Canadas (29 pp.).Interspersed in the text are the maps: three one-page maps (View of the country around the falls of Niagara, Plan of Montreal with a map of the islands, and East End of Lake Ontario); and 9 fold-out maps, with outlines of areas in color (Seat of War in North America; Southern Section of the U.S.; Detroit River and adjacent country; River St. Lawrence, Williamsburg to Montreal; Seat of War among Creek Indians; American Coast from Lynhaven Bay to Narragansett Bay; Map of New Orleans; Plan of Quebec and adjacent country; and River St. Lawrence from Kingston to French Mills). Three of the fold-out maps (Seat of War In America, New Orleans, and the Creek Indians) have noticeable splits along some folds and two of the three have small tears; the other fold-outs show much lighter wear and a few smaller splits. In its original marbled-paper boards with red leather spine and corner pieces. The inscription by an early owner appears on the title page: probably "M. J. Connell," followed by a place name. Light tanning throughout and some brown spotting on the end-papers. Considering its age, this book is in remarkable condition. An un-restored copy. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905). Brief an Wilhelm Puhlmann vom 6.XII.1855.

      . 0 S.. Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905). Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift "Ml" (Paraphe). Berlin, 6.XII.1855 an Wilhelm Puhlmann. 1 3/4 S. Gr. 4to. Kleine Faltenrisse; leicht geknittert. In der wissenschaftlichen Ausgabe der Menzel-Briefe wird das bekannte Kürzel "Ml" von Menzels Unterschrift als "Alf" gelesen. An Wilhelm Puhlmann, den er mit "Geliebter Alter!" anredet und humoristisch zur Feier seines Geburtstags am 8. Dezember in die Weinstube Mäder einlädt. "... sei Dir hiemit kund und zu wissen, daß ich dießmal das Gedenkfest meines Einzugs in dieß irdische Jammerthal nicht zu Hause zu celebriren gedenke sondern für unsre paar Leute und Dich bei Mäder eine Laubhütte und das trojanische Schwein und das ambraische Zicklein und Schnepfendreck in Rosenwasser und den 'Parchus' und den 'Pilau' und Mandeln von 'der Loire grünem Strand' und was weiß ich noch Alles bestellt habe ...". Friedrich Wilhelm Puhlmann (1792-1882) studierte Medizin, Chirugie und Philosophie, wurde Regimentsarzt im Leibgarde- Husarenregiment und Privatarzt im Zivilwaisenhaus. Er war Mitbegründer und erster Vorsitzender des "Vereins deutscher Freimaurer", Gründer einer Stipendienstiftung für unbemittelte Studierende und " Verein zur Fürsorge von Witwen und Waisen verstorbender Brüder"- die spätere "Puhlmann- Stolte- Stiftung" zur Unterstützung von Witwen und Waisen.

      [Bookseller: Kunst- und Buchantiquariat Graphem]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Parliamentary PortraitsOr Sketches of the Public Character of Some of the Most Distinguished Speakers of the House of Commons

      London - Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A political anthology of speeches from the House of Commons. Including aspeech from Sir William Scott, 6th Baronet, Scottish Liberal politician. With Isaac Foot's bookplates to endpaper and front pastedown. Foot was a British politician and solicitor, whowas elected as Member of Parliament for Bodmin at a by-election in February 1922, retaining his seat in the general elections of 1922 and 1923. Condition: Rebound in a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, rubbing and marks to both boards, with wear to extremities, and shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound and bright, with instances of foxing throughout. Pencil annotations throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Les Roses, Étrennes aux Dames. Seconde édition.

      A Paris, chez Rosa, Libraire au Cabinet Littéraire, Grande Cour du Palais Royal, 1815. De l'Imprimerie de Fain. 1815 - 1 vol. in-24° (129 x 85 mm.) de : [2] ff. (Faux-titre et Titre avec vignette aquarellée), 11-145 , [1], [12] ("Souvenirs") pp. 12 gravures aquarellées à pleine-page hors-texte. (Incomplet des ff. 5-10 : Calendrier). Cartonnage éditeur rose, dos lisse muet, tranches dorées, étui rose cartonné titré en lettres dorées au dos. (Très légers défauts d'usage à l'étui.) Séduisant ouvrage illustré de douze charmantes gravures aquarellées représentant différentes variétés de roses. Après une description de ces espèces, on trouve une anthologie de poèmes ou textes poétiques à leur sujet. In-fine, douze pages avec cadre gravé pour chaque mois. Grand-Carteret 1710 : "Ce charmant petit recueil obtint un très grand succès et fut réimprimé à plusieurs reprises, sans changement aucun." Bel exemplaire, très frais. 1 vol. 24mo. 12 watercoloured plates. Original publisher pink boards. Attractive book illustrated with 12 charming watercolours depicting various kind of roses and poems. Grand-Carteret 1710: "This lovely little set was very successful and was reprint several times without any change." Fine and fresh copy. Grand-Carteret, 1710.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Les Trois Islets]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. Performed by order of the government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke. Published from the Official Report

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1815 - Modern calf-backed marbled paper covered boards, spines gilt, red morocco labels, t.e.g. The second British edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). The narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition is the most famous in the trans-Mississippi West, describing their twenty-eight-month trek from St. Louis to the Pacific and back again, with a wealth of geographical, ethnological, and natural historical observations en route. Because of the death of Lewis, the publication of the account was delayed until 1814, when the Philadelphia edition appeared. The 1814 British edition quickly sold out, necessitating this three-volume 1815 edition to satisfy public demand. It has a large folding map on fine paper on a somewhat larger scale than in the original American edition. Wagner-Camp 13:3; Howes l317, "aa;" Graff 2481; Wheat Transmississippi 317; Literature of Lewis and Clark 5a.3; Sabin 40830; Field 930 (note). (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches). xxvi,411pp. plus three maps (one folding); xii,434pp. plus three maps; xii,394pp. Half title in second volume. (Scattered minor foxing). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Commentario sopra il Codice Civile Universale della Monarchia Austriaca Versione italiana con due testi uffiziali italiano e latino e coi passi dell'Opera sul Diritto Naturale Privato dello stesso autore riportati in questa versione per esteso.

      nella Tipografia Picotti,, In Venezia, 1815 - Sette volumi di cm. 22, pp. 528; 343 (1); 483; 351 (1); 352; 251 (1); 173 (1). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello bicolore. Piatti marmorizzati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. L'ultimo volume è interamente occupato dagli indici. Si tratta di una delle almeno tre edizioni apparse contemporaneamente in traduzione italiana nel 1815, quindi da considerarsi originale. Celebre commentario ad una delle opere giuridiche più significative dell'800. Non comune e ricercato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Patent for Wool Spinning and Roping Invention; Signed by James Madison as President and signed by James Monroe as Secretary of State

      City of Washington: United States Government, 1815. Partly printed document printed on vellum, granting Samuel Learned a patent for a Doffer Cylinder & Machine for roping & spinning wool. Dated August 3, 1815, and signed boldly by president James Madison (1751-1836), and James Monroe (1758-1831) as Secretary of State. Countersigned by Richard Rush as Attorney General. With original and intact government "sunburst" paper-seal impressed with eagle symbol. Minor staining affecting signatures, and creases from folding. Attached with a yellow ribbon is an additional document, which is a lengthy handwritten description of the patent. Samuel Learned wrote the several hundred words of and signed the description, which was witnessed (and signed) by Wm. Whipple and L. Baldwin. The patent description has heavy soiling to one section, and minor loss at the corners of the folds. . Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition. Folio.

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Seats Of The Nobility and Gentry In Great Britain and Wales In a Collection of Select Views.

      Islington [i.e. London]: W.Angus, 1787 [-1815]. - oblong 4to. engraved title & 63 engraved views, each with descriptive leaf of letterpress. A handsome copy in full gilt-ruled deep maroon morocco, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf, dated 1896 (some foxing throughout, somewhat heavy on a few plates). Including views of Blenheim, Dalkeith Palace, Holland House, Raby Castle, Cirencester House, North Court House on the Isle of Wight, Lambeth Palace, Beckford’s estate at Fonthill, Wanstead House, Burley, &c., engraved by William Angus after pictures and drawings by Frederick Ponsonby Bessborough, Paul Sandby, Robert Adam, Thomas Malton, Samuel Howitt, Humphry Repton, William Watts, Charles Tomkins, and others. Cox III 178. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        L'Art des Accouchemens

      Paris, Méquignon 1815.. 5me. éd. revue, corrigée et augmuntée. 2 Bll., 16, XLVII (1) 694; 2 Bll., VII (1) 582, 8 S. (Instruction sur la Vaccine). Mit 16 gefalt. Kupfertaf. u. 3 gefalt. Tab. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückensch. Exlibris. Mit eh. Signatur des Verf. a. d. Vortitel. Baudelocque (1745-1810), französ. Arzt, erhob als erster die Geburtshilfe zu einer wissenschaftlichen Disziplin in Frankreich. Die Kupferstiche zeigen neben anatom. Ansichten des weibl. Körpers, chirurgische Operationsbestecke u. -instrumente. "Baudelocue invented a pelvimeter and advanced the knowledge of pelvimetry and of the mechanism of labour. The external conjugate diameter is known as 'Baudelocque’s diameter'." (Morton 6255)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Duke of Wellington.

      1815 - Winkler 965, 65.6. - The Duke of Wellington, deutsch Herzog von Wellington; der Titel wurde im Jahre 1814 an Arthur Wellesley verliehen. Dieser war der bedeutendste britische Heerführer und Staatsmann der napoleonischen Zeit. Sein größter Erfolg war der Sieg über Napoléon Bonaparte zusammen mit Blücher in der Schlacht bei Waterloo. Später war er dann zweimal Premierminister des Vereinigten Königreichs. - Das Portrait ist eine Inkunabel der Lithographie und zeigt den Herzog von Wellington in prächtiger Uniform, auf der linken Brust fünf Ordenssterne, in der Mitte vier Orden am Band. - Schönes sauberes Portrait auf dem vollen Blatt Kreidelithographie mit ocker Tonplatte von N. Strixner nach Th. Phillips 31 x 25 cm Bildgröße / 50,5 x 38,5 cm Blattgröße

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Die TODES GLOCKE, Oder das Wurdige Verhaltern eines Christen bey Krankheiten, Ein Auszug vom Ev. Magazin, nebst Einer Todes-Geschichte von Pfr. Gerhard: ein Auszug von Heinrich Stillings Heimweh.

      Gedruckt in S. Henkel's Druckery,, Neu-Market [Va]: 1815 - Frontispiece. T.p. device. Head- tailpiece. Minor browning to paper. A nice, VG+ copy of a book uncommon in the trade. Period red & blue horizontal line-pattern paste-paper wrappers. 12mo: A - C^6. A1 [= Frontis] & C6 serve as eps. 5-1/2" x 3-3/8". 1st edition (American Imprints 36099; Arndt & Eck 2097; Cappon & Brown, pp. 9-10; Wust 43). 34 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        ALMANACH Royal, pour les années 1814 et 1815, présenté à Sa Majesté, par Testu.

      À Paris, chez Testu et Cie, s.d., (1815), - in-8, 830 pp., basane fauve racinée, dos lisse orné (rel. de l'époque). Petit accroc à la coiffe sup.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
 44.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Etchings Of Remarkable Beggars, Itinerant Traders And Other Persons Of Notoriety In London And Its Environs

      London: John Thomas Smith, 1815 [i.e. 1816]., 1816. folio. partly hand-coloured etched title & 48 etched plates. later half morocco, top edge gilt, rebacked with most of spine mounted (corners worn, some foxing, generally light but some of the plates more heavily affected). A later but fuller issue of the work, with forty-eight rather than the usual twenty-three plates. Some of the plates were republished in 1817 under the title Vagabondiana; Or, Anecdotes Of Mendicant Wanderers Through The Streets of London., which contained thirty-three. Smith's etchings are among the earliest attempts to depict the poor of London in a realistic way, serving as fore-runners to Busby's Costumes of the Lower Orders of London (1820) and Mayhew's London Labour and London Poor (1861-62). They present "a dramatic survey of street folk, blind beggars, cripples, the indigent poor of all kinds.and hawkers of trifles, observed with objectivity." (Houfe, Dictionary of Book Illustrators, p. 149) Smith had studied sculpting under Nollekens and mezzotinting under John Keyse Sherwin, after which he was appointed Keeper of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. Colas 2756.. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        NATURAL AND STATISTICAL VIEW, OR PICTURE OF CINCINNATI IN THE MIAMI COUNTRY, ILLUSTRATED BY MAPS. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING OBSERVATIONS ON THE LATE EARTHQUAKES, THE AURORA BOREALIS, AND SOUTHWEST WIND.

      Cincinnati. 1815. - 251,[4]pp. plus two folding maps. Contemporary tree calf, spine elaborately gilt, black leather label. A presentation binding, as this book was issued either in boards or in a plain sheep edition binding. Scattered foxing, else a fine copy. With a presentation inscription, as given below. In a half morocco and cloth box. One of the most notable and important early Ohio books, by one of Cincinnati's most famous residents, in a remarkable copy inscribed on the front fly leaf: "For the honorable Thomas Jefferson with the respects of his very obedt. servt. Dan. Drake." The book, modeled on Jefferson's own NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, covers the geography, antiquities, topography, medical conditions, and government of southern Ohio. "The work is almost entirely original, and has been drawn upon largely by all subsequent writers on the subject" - Thomson. The maps are a plan of Cincinnati and a map of Miami county. The author, Dr. Daniel Drake, was one of the first great physicians in the West. He was involved in the founding of numerous Ohio and Kentucky institutions and wrote a number of important works, especially medical, on the area. This book, issued when he was thirty, was the first to achieve national notice. Despite the imprint date of 1815, a delay in obtaining the maps, which were engraved in Philadelphia while the book was printed in Cincinnati, delayed issue until Feb. 16, 1816. One of Drake's good friends was Josiah Meigs, the commissioner of the General Land Office and an acquaintance of Jefferson. Drake asked Meigs to send Jefferson this presentation copy, and on March 1, 1816, Meigs wrote to Jefferson: "My friend Dr. Daniel Drake of Cincinnati, Ohio, has requested me to transmit to you a Copy of his work, entitled 'Picture of Cincinnati.' I presume it will gratify you as an elegant and valuable work." Meigs also described Drake as "a sincere and faithful friend of our free Institutions," signaling that Drake was a good Republican. On April 7, 1816, Jefferson wrote to Meigs: "I have referred [sic] asking the favor of you to return my thanks to Dr. Drake for the copy of his account of the state of Ohio which he has been so kind as to send me until I could have time to peruse it. I have done this with great pleasure and may now express my gratification on this able addition to the knowledge we possess of our different states; and I may say with truth that were all of them as well delineated as that which is the subject of this volume, we should be more accurately and scientifically known to the rest of the world. With my thanks for this mark of attention be pleased to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect. Th: Jefferson." This volume would have come into Jefferson's hands after the sale of his main collection to the Library of Congress in 1815, and so became part of his third and final library. Hence it does not figure in Sowerby's catalogue of Jefferson's library, and was one of the group of books widely dispersed after Jefferson's death a decade later. It does not have Jefferson's usual marks of ownership of his initials next to the signature letters; he may have assumed the presentation was identification enough. A wonderful association copy of a significant book. HOWES D465, "aa." SABIN 20822. STREETER SALE 1355. THOMSON 346. Emmet F. Horine, DANIEL DRAKE, PIONEER PHYSICIAN OF THE MIDWEST (Philadelphia, 1961), pp.116-17 (citing Meigs and Jefferson letters).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 46.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Torpedo Warfare] The art of war in seven books . . . to which is added, Hints relative to torpedo warfare by a gentleman of the state of New York

      printed by Henry C. Southwick, Albany 1815 - Tall 8vo: 349,[1]pp, with 7 folding plans (one two-sided) in the main work of armies arrayed in varying battle formations and 10 woodcuts in the text of the final work illustrating aspects of torpedo warfare. Included in the pagination, with separate title page, is "Some anecdotes, relating to the life and writings of Nicolas Machiavel, collected from various authors" (pp. 287-322). Contemporary full sheep, spine in six compartments divided by double gilt rules, red morocco lettering piece gilt. A Very Good or better copy, binding secure and tight (boards pocked with one or two miniscule losses), pages toned but clean and supple, plans correctly folded and completely intact. Provenance: M. S. Hayes, in elegant contemporary script to first blank. Small ink stamp of Reuben Hayes to first and second blanks and edge of title page. Shaw & Shoemaker 35164. Translation of L'arte della guerra (first published 1521) and the first American edition of any work by Machiavelli. Essentially a series of seven Socratic dialogues between Cosimo Rucellai and Lord Fabrizio Colonna (probably Machiavelli himself), in which Fabrizio, who dominates the discussions, advocates adapting the form of the Roman Legion to the defense of Renaissance Florence and details how such an army should be raised, trained, organized, and deployed. The anonymous essay on torpedo warfare that fills the final 27 pages is introduced as follows: "The Author of the following Hints, has thought proper to take this method of giving private circulation to a description of some instruments of destruction . . ." Robert Fulton is referred to by name several times in the text and may, in fact, have been the author. British naval interference with American commerce had led Fulton to publish a work on torpedo warfare in 1810 (Sabin 26199), apparently before any other writer on the subject. But see the discussion in Alex Roland’s Underwater Warfare in the Age of Sail (Bloomington, Indiana, 1978), pp. 120-21, which argues that the Author was, in fact, not Fulton but an annonymous gentleman whose "ideas revealed a thorough and acknowledged debt to Fulton" with a "sprinkling of original schemes as well. Some were merely fanciful, like a horse-propelled boat and a remotely controlled exploding ship. Others, such as a magnetic mine and a spar topedo, had the germ of important innoivations. . . . When the gentleman advanced the entriely practical idea of a chemical fuse, he confessed that he didn't know how it worked but had read it 'in old books' [by Fulton?] and heard it asserted." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
 47.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.