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        A Picture of St. Petersburgh-The Russian Country Carriage

      London: J.P. Dove for Edward Orme, 1815. Hand-colored aquatint (1815) [text watermarked 1825; engraved title watermarked 1820]. . Book.

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        The Complete Angler

      London: Samuel Bagster, 1815 - Handsome copy of the large paper issue of the 1815 Bagster edition, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for Robert T. Hamilton Bruce (1846-1899), a successful Scottish flour merchant and one of the patrons of the Scottish Observer (afterwards the National Observer), and friend of W.E. Henley, who wrote one of his most celebrated poems, Invictus, in Hamilton Bruce's memory: "I am the master of my fate: / I am the captain of my soul" The Second Bagster Edition, LARGE PAPER COPY. 8vo. Illustrated with 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton, 8 full- page copperplate engravings by Audinet after Wale; 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell, 2 plates of fishing tackle and music; numerous text engravings. Advertisements present at end. Full olive green morocco extra, boards tooled in gilt with double rule, large thistles, and armorial device and motto of R.T. Hamilton Bruce, spine gilt with his monogram and armorial devices, silk doublures, uncut, edges gilt on the rough by Zaehnsdorf. Spine toned, slightest traces of rubbing; a few leaves toned. Bookplates of Frederick Adolphus Philbrick, Middle Temple; and Georges Fales Baker. Fine. Coigney 21 (same measurements as his copy a) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Histoire De La Médecine, Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'au Dix-neuvième Siècle. Traduite De L'allemand Sur La Seconde Édition Par A. J. L. Jourdan. Et Revue Par E. F. M. Bosquillon.

      Deterville - Th. Desoer, Paris 1815 - XXXVI pp. - 1 h. - 501 pp. y 1 h. = 3 h. - 520 pp. = 3 h. - 426 pp. = 3 h. - 455 pp. = 3 h. - 638 pp. = 3 h. - 585 pp. = 3 h. - 362 pp. = 2 h. - 498 pp. = y = 2 h. - 485 pp. Muy conservado ejemplar encuadernado de época a plena piel con tapas adornadas al oro, lomera con florones y 2 tejuelos. Cortes pintados. =Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (o Kurt Sprengel) (Bodelkow, Pomerania, 3 de agosto de 1766 - 15 de marzo de 1833), fue un botánico y médico alemán. Sprengel dedicó su tiempo a la investigación en Medicina y en Botánica, se consagra también a la historia de la Medicina. Además de importantes trabajos basados en observaciones con el microscopio de los tejidos vegetales, mejora la clasificación de Carlos Linneo (1707-1778). Size: 9 Volúmenes En 8ºmayor [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gebäude auf Sockel mit pyramidenartigem Abschluß, vorne tiefe und leere, oben gerundete Nische, mit angedeutetem Pflanzenwuchs.

      1815. Kreidelithographie, 1815, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen "GM", im Stock signiert und bezeichnet "lith: von Elise von H.". 34,1:27,7 cm. Provenienz: Doublette der Hamburger Kunsthalle, Lugt 1233. - Etwas unfrisch. Literatur: Winkler 548.33 (dieses Exemplar).. Elisabeth hatte, wie ihre fünf Schwestern, eine sehr fundierte Ausbildung im Zeichnen, Malen und Kupferstechen erhalten. In England waren ihre Lehrer u.a. J.A. Greese (um 1740 - 1794), Dr. J. Fisher, der spätere Bischof von Salisbury, P.W. Tomkins (1760-1840), B. Rebecca (um 1735 - 1808), S.W. Reynolds (1773-1835), M. Wyatt (1799-1859), H. Angelo (1760-1839) und R. Cooper (um 1740 - um 1814) sowie insbesondere die Miniaturistin Anne Mee (um 1760 - 1851) und die berühmte Blumenmalerin Mary Moser (1744-1819). Vor allem vor ihrer Heirat betätigte sich die Prinzessin als Zeichnerin und Malerin, porträtierte, kopierte und kolorierte Stiche, schnitt Silhouetten, schuf Lack- und Wandmalereien und katalogisierte die königliche Gemäldegalerie. Nach ihrer Verheiratung und dem Umzug in die Residenz Homburg nahm sie Mal- und Zeichenunterricht bei dem Hofmaler J.F. Voigt (1792-1871) und setzte ihre vielfältige künstlerische Arbeit fort.

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        The Principles of Surgery in Two Volumes: Volume First; Of the Ordinary Duties of the Surgeon, Containing the Principles of Surgery, as They Relate to Wounds, Ulcers, and Fistulas; Aneurisms, and Wounded Arteries, Fractu

      Edinburgh Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown 1815. Cover worn and detached. Title pages and initial pages loose otherwise text block firm. Scattered browning and foxing. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons [Second edition] Half leather marbled board cover 290mm x 230mm (11" x 9"). 298pp. 37 engraved full page plates.... of limbs; and Duties of the Military and Hospital Surgeon.

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        THE ANGLER'S GUIDE, BEING A COMPLETE PRACTICAL TREATISE ON ANGLING: CONTAINING THE WHOLE ART OG TROLLING, BOTTOM-FISHING, FLY-FISHING, AND TRIMMER-ANGLING, FOUNDED ON FORTY YEARS PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION

      London: Haines and Turner, 1815. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 3/4 x 9 in. 1 p.l., xxxi, 317 pp., with errors in pagination. Second edition. Original gray paper boards, edges untrimmed, original paper spine label. Woodcut title pg. vignette, 23 text illustrations, and 17 plates, of which two are folding maps, six are fine copperplate engravings of fish not found in the list of plates. A Large Paper Copy. Front endpaper with "Mr. Hone's Newood House, April 16, 1824." Condition is VERY GOOD ; spine head chipped and tail with slightly larger losses. Shallow vertical cracks beginning to develop on the spine, the label is a bit toned and chipped but clear. Corners are worn and edges rubbed with some chipping, but this original, fragile, temporary binding is still solid and a very nice example. Binding tight and text bright and unmarked with no foxing. Like other Large Paper Copies, this contains six excellent full-leaf engravings that are not present in the regular copies of this book. Also, the second edition has many additions not found in the first printing. Sport. Rare. RGR.

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        The Invisible Hand: A Tale

      Cadell & Davies, London 1815 - Half title present. 160pp. Final leaf with device, printed heading Sursum Corda. Half leather. Handsomely rebound into smooth brown half leather, with marbled paper over boards. New endpages. Marbled page dges quite faded. Internally clean and fresh. A very nice copy. Size: 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, IOBA]
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        Annerch I Ieuengctyd Cymru: Yn IV Rhan: I. Grammadeg.II. Rhifyddeg.III. Naturioi Athronddysg.IV Seryddiaeth

      Argraphwyd Gan A. Tye, Gwrecsam [Wrexham] 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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        Praktische Darstellung der Ziegelhüttenkunde.

      1815. Oberer, Salzburg, 1. AUflage.. Mit 11 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 8 Tabellen auf 5 Falttafeln. OHalbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild, VIII, 259 S, 19 Bll... Gelenke etwas angeplatzt, Falttafeln teils mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt gutes Exemplar., Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden,

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        A Catalogue of the Valuable Library of James Edwards, Esq. Containing a splendid Assemblage of Early Printed Books, chiefly upon Vellum. Highly Curious and Important Manuscripts, many of them executed for Sovereign Princes. Magnificent Books of Prints, and various important Articles in every department of Literature and Science

      Three folding engraved plates of vases. 2 p.l., 47 pp. 8vo, cont. half-calf & paste-paper boards (upper joint a little cracked but strong), spine stamped in gilt & blind. London: R.H. Evans, 1815. A large and fine paper copy, ruled in red, and priced with buyers' names throughout in a contemporary hand. Edwards (1757-1816), a member of the famous "Edwards of Halifax" family, came to London in 1784 where he quickly became one of the greatest booksellers of his time. Operating on a large scale and reaping handsome profits, he acquired the Pinelli library from Venice, the Paris d'Illens books from France, and books from Prince Eugène de Savoie in Vienna. This sale included many of the treasures that he had kept back for himself such as the Bedford Missal, the 1469 Livy on vellum, and Poussin's drawings after Leonardo. The sale is treated at length by Dibdin in The Bibliographical Decameron, Vol. III, pp. 111-27. 830 lots of books and MSS. and nine lots of vases. A nice copy. ❧ De Ricci, pp. 89-90. D.N.B., VI, pp. 538-39. .

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        Rheinischer Merkur. 90 Hefte, Nummern 172-261 vom 2.1.1815 bis 30.6.1815.

      Koblenz, Pauli und Heriot, 1815.. Folio, circa 32,5 x 21 cm. 90 x 2 Blatt Pappe d. Zt.. Goed. VI, 204, 21; Diesch 1582. Umfangreiche, fortlaufende Sammlung von 90 Heften der bedeutenden Zeitschrift, die sich mit der politischen und gesellschaftlichen Erneuerung Deutschlands nach den Kriegen gegen Napoleon befasst und 1816 verboten wurde. Die Texte stammen zum grössten Teil von dem Herausgeber Joseph Görres (1776-1848), bringen aber auch Beiträge von Achim von Arnim, Clemens Brentano u.a. Insgesamt erschienen 358 Nummern zwischen 1814 und 1816, hier ein geschlossenes halbes Jahr. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, berieben.

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        De Danorum Rebus Gestis Secul. III & IV. Poëma Danicum Dialecto Anglosaxonica. Ex Bibliotheca Cottoniana Musaei Britannici edidit versione lat. et indicibus auxit Grim. Johnson Thorkelin.

      Hauniae (Copenhagen), Th. E. Rangel, 1815. 4to. Bound uncut in contemp. full calf. Spine gilt. Titlelabel in leather with gilt lettering. Blindtooled borders on covers. Minor scratches to spine. Large engraved titlevignette. XX,299,(4) pp. Some contemporary additions and corrections on the first 25 pages. A clean, attractive copy printed on good paper.. First printing of Beowulf - the Editio Princeps - of the greatest and most famous English poem of early times, commonly dated around A.D. 1000."In Denmark the item in Wanley's catalogue (Wanley listed a MS in the Cotton Collection, now in Britsh Museum, MS Cotton Vitellius A. XV) came to the attention of an Icelandic scholar in the Danish civil service, Grímur Jónsson Thorkelin, whose interest lay in the poem as a source of information about early Danish history. Through a royal grant Thorkelin was enabled to go to England in the year 1786 "to study the treasures of the British libraries" and in particular to examine the Beowulf codex. In due time he came back with two copies of the poem, now known as A and B. These copies he used in preparing his edition of Beowulf, which came out in 1815 (the item offered). Both copies have survived, and now make part of the manuscript holdings of the Great Royal Library in Copenhagen." (Kemp Malone)

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        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: John Murray. Very Good. 1815. First Edition. Hardcover. Occasional foxing to plates (q.v.); Professionally recased; half calf; marbled boards. Twenty four copper engravings on twenty-three plates. A handsome usable set. Volume 1. Half-title, Large folding map, title, dedication, preface vii-xvi, contents xvii-xxii, errata, list of plates, 1-644; Volume 2. Half-title title, contents v-vii,1-715, errata. ; 4to .

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        Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute Membership Card signed four times by Bruce Lee with his chop mark stamp indicating first rank

      Seattle, Washington, n.d. Printed Booklet, 2.5? x 3.5?, four pages, on pale blue cardstock. Bruce Lee?s ying/yang symbol in red and gold is in the upper center. ?Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute? and ?Membership Card? are printed in English and Chinese. Minor surface crease. Fine condition.On the second page, the member?s name and address are typed: ?Toshio Hiroshige / 1815 15th Ave.S. / Seattle, Wash.? Next to ?Signature? he has signed ?Toshio Hiroshige.? The stone chop, or name stamp, with Bruce Lee?s given Chinese name (left of the design) was placed by Bruce Lee as his signature above the word ?(President).? The translation of the chop reads: ?By the Name of Jun Fan Lee.?The member?s number ?0902? is stamped atop the third page which is headed ?Permanent / Member / Rank.? There is room for eight chops. Bruce Lee has signed with his name chop in boxes ?1? ?2? and ?3? indicating the third rank.While attending the University o

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        Observations on the Symptoms and Treatment of the Diseased Spine ... the Incipient Stages ... the Consequent Palsy

      London: J Callow, 1815 First Edition. A very good copy; number removed from frt. board; old inst. stamp on title; untrimmed; unopened. 8vo.,. There are two engraved plates. A little known work by this important military surgeon. Copeland served in Spain and returned to England to an appointment as surgeon at the Westminster General Disp.. He wrote an important book on rectal surgery and was responsible for the development of a new instrument for the removal of the septum narium. The book offered here is a remarkable supplement to Pott's treatise on the topic. It is Copeland's object to diagnose the ailment in its earliest stages, before disease of the bone and paralysis, and therefore try and avoid the worst consequences. Copeland is aware of the limited understanding of the disease and proffers his book as means to alert the physicians about what might be done. He has gone through the medical literature and periodical articles of other physicians to supplement his own observations on the earliest stages of the disease.

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        This Geographical Plan of the Island & Forts of St Helena is Dedicated by permission to Field Marshal His Ro.l Highness The Duke of Kent and Strathearn By Lieu.t R.P. Read.

      1815 - London: Burgess & Barfoot, October 1815. First State. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 460 x 590mm. With 'A Descriptive Sketch of St Helena to Accompany Lieut. Read's Geographical plan of the Island' pasted on the reverse. Some wear to folds in linen. Antique map of the island of St Helena, the South Atlantic island chosen to house Napoleon during his second exile because of the ring of high cliffs that would make escape a virtual impossibility. This first state of the map, which was published to coincide with his arrival in October 1815, has the Governor's mansion, Plantation House, marked as 'The Residence of Napoleon'. In fact he never lived there: for the first two months he live in a pavilion on 'The Briars' estate (almost the centre of the map) before moving to Longwood House. The poor state of repair of Longwood, situated on a damp and windswept part of the island, is reported to have shortened the former emperor's life. The three later states of the map were changed as he moved around the island.

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        Kirby's Wonderful and Eccentric Museum: or, Magazine of Remarkable Characters; including all the Curiosities of Nature and Art from the remotest Period to the Present Time. Drawn from every authentic Source. Illustrated with Elegant Engravings. Vol. V (Fifth Volume).

      London. Printed for R. S. Kirby. 1815.. Title, IV, 424 pages and 2 (of 4) pages "Index" and 19 plates with 19 Illustrations. (No binding. Paper partially stained. Without the first page of the index). 20x13 cm. Very rare. Complete with 19 plates. Engraved portraits of: Monsr. Garnerin and his extraordinary Decent in a Parachute; Owen Farrel, The Irish Dwarf 3 Feed i inches high; Joanna Southcott; John (Hans) Staininger of Braunau; Thomas Cooke The Islington Miser; John Biggs The Denton Hermit; The self Crucifixion of Matthew Lovat at Vewnice, Juli 1805; Nannette Stocker 33 inch high & John Hauptman 36 inch high exhibited in London 1815; Toussaint Louverture; Peter Kenninger A well known Walking Preacher in London; A turnip - A raddish - A parsnip (folded plate with a tear); A Correct likeness of John Williams, the supposed murderer of the Marr's & Williamsons's Families; Petratsch Zortan in the 185 th Year of his Age; The Long Tailed (Horse) Stallion of Augustust II. King of Poland; Thomas Clio Rickman The Citizen of the World; Francis Trouille The Horned Man; Robert Coates Esqr. the Amateur of Fashion and: a View of Frost Fair held on the River Thames 1814;

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

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

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        Der Siegeswagen auf dem Brandenburger Thor zu Berlin.

      . altkol. Aquatinta v. Jügel n. Kolbe b. Wittich in Berlin, um 1815, 44 x 35 (H). Ernst, C. W. Kolbe, Nr. 4; Kiewitz, Nr. 701. - Die größte druckgraphische Darstellung der Quadriga. Wahrscheinlich ist das Blatt entstanden anläßlich der Rückkehr der Quadriga nach den Befreiungskriegen.

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        Gesamtansicht, "Berlin".

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich ( anonym ) b. Schneider und Weigel, um 1815, 23 x 31. Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, mit falscher Zuschreibung. Der Verlag Schneider und Weigel existierte mit diesem Namen ab 1779, bis ca. 1840 ( siehe unter Chr. Weigel, Nr. 1 ). - Ansicht vom Tempelhofer Berg aus, i. Vgr. die Straße von Tempelhof, die spätere Belle - Alliance Straße. Copie nach Rosenberg ( mit leichten Abwandlungen ). - Restauriert.

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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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