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        Arenga. Que en el besamanos del 30 de mayo de 1815 tenido en celebridad de los felices años de S.M.

      (Lima, , 1815). - 4°, disbound. Caption title. Very good to fine. (2 ll.). *** FIRST EDITION of this speech given on the King's birthday in 1815, at the Real Colegio de San Fernando in Lima. Davalos, who taught there and at the Real Universidad de San Marcos, condemns the monstruos de crueldad y tiranía" and "viles intrigantes" who have been wreaking havoc in Peru, and promises that students will be instructed to love and respect their sovereign: "El pueblo es de ordinario una masa inerte y ciega que necesita el primer impulso para obrar, per cuyo movimiento es casi siempre precipitado y violento; debemos pues todos por un principio de amor al soberano y por nuestro verdadero bien, contribuir en quanto sea posible a dar a esta máquina inmensa la direccion mas conveniente á su propia utilidad."The speech was pronounced while Peru was in the midst of its war for independence, which lasted from 1809 to 1821. By May 1815 Ferdinand VII had been restored to the throne after Napoleon's defeat, the rebellion in Cuzco under General Mateo Pumacahua had been defeated, and even the rebels in neighboring Chile had been temporarily subdued: the royalists seemed very near a final victory.*** Medina, Lima 3167. Not in Palau. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Report [First - Fourth Reports] from the Committee on Madhouses in England

      London: Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 1815. FIRST EDITION. Folio. 7, [1], 129, [3], 131-152, [2], 153-182, [2], 183-214 pp., 1 f. (integral blank), 1 p. With 8 full-page engravings of which 6 are double-page, plus 1 full-page lithograph in the text. Attractive modern quarter cloth over sky-blue boards, title-label on upper cover, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, red spine label. Stamp of the Public Record Office of verso of final leaf, added to this copy, mandating that "This book is to be preserved in the [now defunct] Office of the Lords Commission of His Majesty's Treasury. 1814-1815. A monument in the history of Psychiatry, being the catalyst for change in the appalling conditions of English insane asylums, and largely responsible for a change in public perceptions of mental illness and the treatment thereof. The Report contains a survey of the horrendous conditions in some of the asylums, and describes all aspects of asylum life, in some cases so sickening as to remain unbelievable. The work is notable for its inclusion of 8 extraordinarily detailed architectural plans of insane asylums (of which 6 are double page). "They are today a historical source of the first importance containing information nowhere else to be found about how the insane actually fared as opposed to what was written about insanity in books, a disparity between theory and practice which emerges glaringly" (SOURCE: Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry, 1535-1860, pp. 696-703). Allan Ingram explains the significance of the present Report: "The appointment of the Select Committee was the result of a range of events and pressures accumulating over some years prior to its sessions of evidence, which began in May 1815. Most significant of these were the scandals following the revelation of William Norris's confinement in Bethlem, exposed in 1814 by Edward Wakefield, MP, and of large-scale embezzlement and ill-treatment at the York Asylum, made public in 1813 by the West Riding magistrate Godfrey Higgins. The committee was chaired by George Rose, who had campaigned for many years for more effective regulation of madhouses. Witnesses before the inquiry included not only Wakefield and Higgins but James Veitch, a naval staff surgeon; William Finch and Thomas Bakewell, who ran asylums in Salisbury and Staffordshire respectively; Samuel Tuke, who reported on the York Retreat; James Bevan, an architect; Richard Stavely, a relative of the recently deceased James Tilly Matthews; and many of the current office holders of Bethlem Hospital, among them John Haslam, the apothecary, and Thomas Monro, the physician, both of whom lost their posts as a result of the findings. The cases of Norris and Matthews were subjects of particular concern for the committee, and the death of a patient called Fowler, referred to as 'hushed up' by Urbane Metcalf in his The Interior of Bethlehem Hospital, was raised in the questioning of John Haslam. Both Monro and Haslam were pressed repeatedly over their responsibilities and roles, but at the same time the whole economy, organisation and practice of Bethlem were being scrutinised and found to be lamentably wanting. Alongside this, while Bethlem and York provided the focus, the committee wanted to hear about conditions in as many asylums and madhouses, both public and private, as possible, including workhouses where pauper lunatics were confined. While the reports contained truly harrowing information, such as the observations of the Ipswich banker Henry Alexander in the west of England, there were also impressive accounts of model practice and management. Some of these related to London, such as Wakefield's assessment of the insane ward at Guy's Hospital, or of Fox's private madhouse at Hackney, where James Tilly Matthews had worked. Others were provincial, with Wakefield again giving high praise to Edward Long Fox's house at Bristol (extract B below). The committee's findings (a second report was published in 1816) marked a turning-point in attitudes towards treatment of madness, even though no legislation followed for 13 years. Public opinion, that had once happily looked on madness as a spectator sport, swung decisively behind regulation and reform" (SOURCE: Allan Ingram, Patterns of Madness in the Eighteenth Century, A Reader, 1998, p. 246). Our volume contains the actual Report, which is in fact only 7 pages in length (sic), followed by the four Reports of 1815. A further three were published in 1816, all of less significance as they merely confirm the 1815 findings and add additional evidence. "The Select Committee of 1816 hear nothing particularly new or startling; the testimony of the witnesses served largely to confirm the findings of the 1815 Committee, and none of the evidence introduced indicated that asylums were materially better -- or worse -- than they had been the year before" (SOURCE: Virginia Ehrig Somers, " The 'Madhouse committees' of the House of Commons and their influence on reform legislation for the insane in England, 1800-1850" (MA Dissertation, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1970, p. 45 and passim). Our copy contains the integral final blank leaf Lll2, bearing the same watermark as Kkk1 ("LG" within a circle, and with the date "1815").

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        1815 Manuscript Voyages to Russia

      This is a fascinating Manuscript Ships Log Book kept by Commander Francis Baron recording two Sailing Voyages made in the years 1815-1816 on board the ship "The Snow Regent", the First being made in June to October 1815 recording the daily log of a Voyage From Bridlington on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea in England to Archangel in Russia, and the return trip from Archangel to Hull, on the outward bound trip the ship calls in a Lerwick in The Shetland Islands, before continuing the voyage the next part of the Log starts in May 1816 where the ship is Docked at London before embarking on another Voyage from London to St. Petersburg in Russia, this Voyage and the return voyage run from May to September 1816 the journal is bound in old ships sack cloth with string ties, measuring 13 inches by 10 inches approx. (33cm by 26cm approx.) and runs to 110 fully used pages one loose page within, there is noticeable soiling marks and staining to closing pages, this still leaves the text mostly legible with only a few words obscured, noticeable corner creasing, the last two blank leaves have been torn away leaving only about a third of the paper remaining, else in good general condition considering the flimsy cloth covers it was bound in A FASCINATING MANUSCRIPT SHIPS CAPTAINS LOG-BOOK RECORDING TWO VOYAGES FROM ENGLAND TO RUSSIA IN 1815-1816

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        Dresden. Blick auf die berühmte Stadtsilhouette Dresdens: über die Elbe auf die Alte Elb-Brücke und mehrere Kirchenkuppeln.

      Bildgröße ca. 23,5 x 32,5 cm Rahmengröße 58,5 x 51,5 cm Kolorierte Aquatinta-Radierung von 1815. gut erhaltenere alte Aquatinta-Radierung von Robert Bowyer gerahmt. Robert Bowyer (* 18. Juni 1758 - 4. Juni 1834) war ein berühmter britischer Miniaturmaler und Verleger.

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        A narrative of the principal military events during the memorable campaigns of 1812, 1813, 1814 in Russia, Germany, Spain, France & America, compiled from original documents: With accurate tables of the strengh of the contending Armies, and the losses which they sustained. To which are added, the causes and consequences of the French Revolution from 1792, till 1814. In 2 volumes.

      Glagow, Printed by Edward Khull, & co. for W. Sommerville, A. Fullarton, J. Blackie & co. Booksellers, 1814 - 1815, - in-8vo, XXIV + 450 p. / 1 leaf + page 451 up to 973, illustrated with 6 engraved portraits and 2 engraved folded maps (put on linen by the binder) , bindings signed ?Hatchards 187 Piccadilly?, fine full morocco bindings, spines on 5 bands richly gilt, armes, letters (?N?) & chiffres in gilt lines within 6 compartments, with date 1815, covers with gilt filets and identical chiffres in the 4 corners, inside floral borders with birds, With one large folding topographical Map of the countries between Paris & Moscow showing the route of the French Army in its disastrous campaigns 1812, 1813, & 1814. / And an other map of the country from Vittoria to Toulouse the field of the operations of the allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington in 1813 & 1814. Drawn by James McQueen, Engraved by R. Scott Edinr. Bindings in perfect condition, spines slightly darkened, in all a beautiful copy.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Ionian Islands, Albania, Thessaly, Macedonia &c. during the years 1812 and 1813

      1815 - First edition. Engraved map and 12 engraved plates of topographical views. 4to. A extremely fine copy in contemporary tree calf, the back richly gilt, with the original morocco label. Light scattered foxing throughout, corner of one plate restored, unaffecting impression. xii, 551pp. London, Longmans, Sir Henry Holland, first baronet (1788?1873), was born at Knutsford, Cheshire. After a education in medicine at Edinburgh and two years residency at Guy's & St Thomas', Holland in 1810 began indulging his adventurous spiritwith an expedition to Iceland, ostensibly to research his doctoral thesis. Following his graduation, Holland spent eighteen months travelling in Portugal, Gibraltar, Sardinia, Sicily, the Ionian Isles, and Greece. This book constitutes an account of the eastern part of this journey. The publication was a great success, and it ?provided him with an entrée to London society which would be of great benefit in a medical career which he determined would allow him to devote two months of every year to travel. In 1814 he again visited Europe, this time as medical attendant to the princess of Wales (later Queen Caroline). He was subsequently asked to testify at the inquiry of 1820 which sought the necessary evidence to divorce her from George IV.? (ODNB) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report [First - Fourth Reports] from the Committee on Madhouses in England

      Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, London 1815 - Folio. 7, [1], 129, [3], 131-152, [2], 153-182, [2], 183-214 pp., 1 f. (integral blank), 1 p. With 8 full-page engravings of which 6 are double-page, plus 1 full-page lithograph in the text. Attractive modern quarter cloth over sky-blue boards, title-label on upper cover, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, red spine label. Stamp of the Public Record Office of verso of final leaf, added to this copy, mandating that "This book is to be preserved in the [now defunct] Office of the Lords Commission of His Majesty's Treasury. 1814-1815." A monument in the history of Psychiatry, being the catalyst for change in the appalling conditions of English insane asylums, and largely responsible for a change in public perceptions of mental illness and the treatment thereof. The Report contains a survey of the horrendous conditions in some of the asylums, and describes all aspects of asylum life, in some cases so sickening as to remain unbelievable. The work is notable for its inclusion of 8 extraordinarily detailed architectural plans of insane asylums (of which 6 are double page). "They are today a historical source of the first importance containing information nowhere else to be found about how the insane actually fared as opposed to what was written about insanity in books, a disparity between theory and practice which emerges glaringly" (SOURCE: Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry, 1535-1860, pp. 696-703). Allan Ingram explains the significance of the present Report: "The appointment of the Select Committee was the result of a range of events and pressures accumulating over some years prior to its sessions of evidence, which began in May 1815. Most significant of these were the scandals following the revelation of William Norris's confinement in Bethlem, exposed in 1814 by Edward Wakefield, MP, and of large-scale embezzlement and ill-treatment at the York Asylum, made public in 1813 by the West Riding magistrate Godfrey Higgins. The committee was chaired by George Rose, who had campaigned for many years for more effective regulation of madhouses. Witnesses before the inquiry included not only Wakefield and Higgins but James Veitch, a naval staff surgeon; William Finch and Thomas Bakewell, who ran asylums in Salisbury and Staffordshire respectively; Samuel Tuke, who reported on the York Retreat; James Bevan, an architect; Richard Stavely, a relative of the recently deceased James Tilly Matthews; and many of the current office holders of Bethlem Hospital, among them John Haslam, the apothecary, and Thomas Monro, the physician, both of whom lost their posts as a result of the findings. The cases of Norris and Matthews were subjects of particular concern for the committee, and the death of a patient called Fowler, referred to as 'hushed up' by Urbane Metcalf in his The Interior of Bethlehem Hospital, was raised in the questioning of John Haslam. Both Monro and Haslam were pressed repeatedly over their responsibilities and roles, but at the same time the whole economy, organisation and practice of Bethlem were being scrutinised and found to be lamentably wanting. Alongside this, while Bethlem and York provided the focus, the committee wanted to hear about conditions in as many asylums and madhouses, both public and private, as possible, including workhouses where pauper lunatics were confined. While the reports contained truly harrowing information, such as the observations of the Ipswich banker Henry Alexander in the west of England, there were also impressive accounts of model practice and management. Some of these related to London, such as Wakefield's assessment of the insane ward at Guy's Hospital, or of Fox's private madhouse at Hackney, where James Tilly Matthews had worked. Others were provincial, with Wakefield again giving high praise to Edward Long Fox's house at Bristol (extract B below). The committee's findings (a second report was published in 1816) marked a turning-point in attitudes towards treatment of madne [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Patent of nobility donated by King Willem I of The Netherlands (1772-1843) to Willem Rendorp van Marquette (1769-1827), one of the 36 raden van de stad Amsterdam entitling him to the title of jonkheer.

      Kingdom of the Netherlands, Laken d.d. 16 september 1815. Vellum charter, pin holes in the charter. 52x71 cm. Handwritten in Dutch, writing faded but readable. With a hand painted coat-of-arms in colour displaying the family motto: Virtute Duce and the signature of King Willem I of the Netherlands and of Jonkheer Van Westreenen and Anton Reinhard Falck. Royal wax seal attached by green cloh rope, intact. The charter comes folded in a modern cassette. A printed coloured example of the family coat of arms is included in this lot. This patent of nobility was issued to Willem Rendorp van Marquette, son of Joachim Rendorp, a famous mayor of Amsterdam whose house would be ransacked by revolutionaries in 1787, mentioning that he is one of the 36 'raden' (counsellors) of the city of Amsterdam. Rendorp studied philosophy and law in Leiden (earning his respective doctorates in 1789 and 1792) and he was owner and inhabitant of the castle of Marquette in the town of Heemskerk in the province of Noord-Holland. He married Paulina Adriana Boreel. Up to 1812 Rendorp was a partner at the merchantshouse of C.C. Six & Co in Amsterdam. H189

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        Bildnis des Anton Storch ( geb. 2. Januar 1837 zu Berlin - 14. März 1899 Breslau ). Kohle- und Kreidezeichnung auf Papier, unsigniert, verso bezeichnet.

      Bildmaß ca. 15 x 15 cm, Blattmaß ca. 27 x 22 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 39,5 x 35 cm ). Anton Storch ist der Sohn der Malerin Anna Frederike STORCH (1815-1898). Das Blatt von guter Erhaltung, das offenbar mundgeblasene Glas des Rahmens mit Einschlüssen, der Rahmen stärker bestoßen. Verso bezeichnet. ( Das eingestellte Pic leider mit Lichtreflexion auf dem spiegelnden Glas ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents in den Jahren 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 und 1804. Erster [bis Sechster, 2. Hälfte = alles] Theil.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta`sche Buchhandlung 1815-1832; Erste deutsche Ausgabe (EA); 6 Bände; ca 20x13 cm; (2) 554; (2) 495 (3); (2) 496 (2); 755 (3); 774 (2); (2) 314, 226 (Band 6 in 2 Teilen) Seiten mit 1 Kupferstich (in Band 1) und 11 Falttabellen; Kartoneinbände d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (Einbände leicht bestoßen, Buchrücken etwas gedunkelt, Titelblätter meist etwas stockfleckig [meistens die ersten Seiten und die letzten Seiten etwas stockfleckig, innen kaum fleckig], Band 3 Titelblatt und folgendes Blatt mit etwas größerem Braunfleck; sonst guter Zustand) Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten Reise Humboldt`s nach Südamerika. Obwohl Humboldt mit dieser Ausgabe nicht zufrieden war, stellt sie doch einen Meilenstein in der naturwissenschaftlichen Erforschung Südamerikas dar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Travels in the Ionian Islands Albania Thessaly Macedonia andc during the years 1812  and 1813

      First edition. Engraved map and 12 engraved plates of topographical views. 4to. A extremely fine copy in contemporary tree calf, the back richly gilt, with the original morocco label. Light scattered foxing throughout, corner of one plate restored, unaffecting impression. xii, 551pp. London, Longmans,

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        Il Corriere Milanese - 1815.

      1815 - Il Corriere Milanese - 1815. Due volumi in folio piccolo; legature dell'epoca in mezza pergamena, Dal n. 1 del 1° Gennaio 1815 al n. 312 del 30 Dicembre 1815. Stampato da Pirotta, antica tipografia Veladini in Santa Redegonda al n. 964. Il 26 Feabbraio 1815 NAPOLEONE fugge dall'Isola D'Elba; Il Re di Napoli Gioacchino Murat dichiara guerra all'Impero austriaco; Inizio dei cento giorni di Napoleone; Alla Battaglia di Waterloo Napoleone subisce la sua sconfitta definitiva; Gioacchino Murat è fucilato a Pizzo Calabro; Si conclude il Congresso di Vienna. Il 1815 è una data memorabile, segna la manifestazione ufficiale di una reazione non solo politica, ma filosofica e letteraria, e consacrata nel 18 brumaio. La reazione fu così rapida e violenta come la rivoluzione. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal: for Nov. 1814..... Feb. 1815.

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1815.. CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS. Octavo, pp.[8], 560 [2]. In contemporary tan half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and marbled boards. All edges flecked blue / grey. Some light edge wear; a few marks to spine. Very good indeed. Works reviewed include Wordsworth's 'The Excursion'; 'Publications concerning the Revival of the Slave Trade'; James Hogg's 'The Queen's Wake'; Scott's 'Waverley' and 'The Lord of the Isles'; Lewis and Clarke's 'Travels to the Source of the Missouri River'; Mungo Park's 'The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa'; and Thomas Malthus' 'Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws' and 'The Grounds of an Opinion on the Policy of Restricting the Importation of Foreign Corn'.

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        The Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal: for Nov. 1814. Feb. 1815.

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company. 1815 - CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS. Octavo, pp.[8], 560 [2]. In contemporary tan half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and marbled boards. All edges flecked blue / grey. Some light edge wear; a few marks to spine. Very good indeed. Works reviewed include Wordsworth's 'The Excursion'; 'Publications concerning the Revival of the Slave Trade'; James Hogg's 'The Queen's Wake'; Scott's 'Waverley' and 'The Lord of the Isles'; Lewis and Clarke's 'Travels to the Source of the Missouri River'; Mungo Park's 'The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa'; and Thomas Malthus' 'Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws' and 'The Grounds of an Opinion on the Policy of Restricting the Importation of Foreign Corn'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Drømmen i Kronprindsessegaden No. 390, Natten før den 28de October. En dansk Fortælling, Af Salig Baggesen.

      1815 1815 - + Den opstandne Sang. Et Blomst. Hendes Kongelige Høihed Kronprindsesse Caroline helliget den 28de October. Kbhvn.: Trykt i Thieles Bogtrykkerie 1815. 28 + [4] s. Helt rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar på velin i samtidige blanke omslag. Indlagt i smuk nyere papiræske udført af Hove. Eksemplaret har tilhørt Bent W. Dahlstrøm. * Med egenhændig dedikation fra forfatteren: "Til Fröken Ida Brun fra hendes gamle Anakreon". Da Baggesen i 1811 vendte tilbage til Danmark blev Ida Brun, datter af Friederike Brun, en muse for den aldrende digter. Han skrev flere digte til hende bl.a. "Den gamle Anakreon til den unge Psycarion", oprindelig skrevet til Oehlenschlægers søster Sophie Ørsted. Dette digt blev første gang trykt i Foersoms "Poetisk Lommebog", og senere i "Poetiske Epistler" fra 1814.Jens Baggesen var i 1815 flyttet fra Raus Hotel på Kongens Nytorv til Kronprinsessegade 16, en ejendom som havde matrikelnummeret 390. Gadenavnet og matrikelnummeret har givet digteren ordspilsmotivet til dette digt. De 3 gratier og de 9 muser gæster Baggesens 0 for Kronprinsessens skyld, som den nævnte dag havde fødselsdag sammen med sin moder Dronningen, til hvem drømmen tilegnes, ligesom det dermed følgende digt "Den opstandne Sang" er stilet til Kronprinsesse Caroline. Se Albertsen: Immanuel, planche XIII.Plesner 147. Bibl. Danica IV, 212.

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        Hair Album - Elisabeth Lulls Book, in memory of Schoolmates, and Friends

      Elizabeth Lull ,born 9 Aug 1815 m New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; died 17 Jun 1893 in New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. . A handmade book with 37 woven hair pieces, each with decorative paper attached and identified. Includes extended family, schoolmates and friends, all in and about New Boston, NH. Families include Lynch, Tewksbury, Gregg, Farfiel, Dodge, etc and many Lulls. Neatly arrayed and well constructed. Few with paper hears. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 5/8".

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        Switzerland : As Now Divided Into Nineteen Cantons...With Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Swiss, Illustrated in Fifty Coloured Engravings of the Costume...

      London: Printed for J. Booth and J. Murray 1815. Two volumes in one. viii, 236; 212 pp. Brown half morocco over marbled boards. Elaborately gilt-panelled spine with brown leather title label. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Boards slightly rubbed. Ink owner's name to verso of ffep. Several sections proud. Two plates of music. With 50 hand-coloured engravings of regional costumes. Colours bright and fresh. Binding firm. . Very Good. Half Morocco. 1815. Large 8vo..

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        Braziliada, ou Portugal immune, e salvo: poema epico em doze cantos.

      Lisbon, Na Impressão Regia, 1815. - 8°, nineteenth-century (second quarter?) quarter calf over marbled boards (some wear to extremities), smooth spine tooled in blind with title and five horizontal fillets gilt, text block edges sprinkled. Folding engraved portrait of the author. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title-page. Faint dampstain at end, otherwise crisp and clean. Overall in very good condition. Two different bookplates of António Cupertino de Miranda, the second on verso of title-page. Frontispiece portrait, 388 pp. [i.e., 384, with pp. 289-292 omitted in numbering], (1 l. errata, 8 ll.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this ambitious epic poem in twelve cantos on the events precipitating the Peninsular War and the flight of the Portuguese court to Brazil in 1807. Appended are a lengthy commendatory poem by the prolific poet, dramatist, and literary biographer José Maria da Costa e Silva (1788-1854) and a list of over 300 subscribers to the work.Thomaz António Santos e Silva (1751-1816) was born in Setúbal and studied medicine at the Universidade de Coimbra. The death of his patron, however, initiated a life of privation and tragedy. After eking out a living as a pharmacist, he moved to Lisbon in 1781 and began new careers as an instructor in French and English and a writer and translator for the theater. In 1790 he joined the newly formed Academia das Belas Letras, also known as the Nova Arcádia. The onset of complete blindness in 1796 halted his literary activities for nearly a decade until, with the aid of his doctors, he began composing poetry again. In his final years Santos e Silva published much verse on the Peninsular War, of which the Brazilíada was his crowning achievement.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 812 (without mention of the errata leaf). Sacramento Blake VII, 281. Innocêncio VII, 329. Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular III, 249: calling for only 378 pp. Biblioteca Pública de Braga, Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira, p. 220. JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books 815/18. Palha 907. Rodrigues 2198. Bell, Portuguese Literature p. 187. Ford, Whittem, & Raphael, Tentative Bibliography of Brazilian Belles-Lettres p. 152. See Grande enciclopédia XXVII, 390-1 and Blake VII, 281: this work not listed; claiming the author was Brazilian. Not in Bosch or Ticknor Catalogue. Porbase locates three copies, two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and one in the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Copac repeats the British Library and National Library of Scotland only. NUC: DLC, CU, OCl, RPJCB, MH, DCU-IA. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte des Principales Montagnes du Globe.

      Artist: Carez J ( - 1850) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1825 1815 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 46 x 64,5; - description: Decorative an informative chart of the world's mountains. Divided into the Western Hemisphere mountains, on the left and the mountains of the Eastern Hemisphere, on the right . Also includes the relative elevations of important cities, monuments, etc. Unlike most comparative charts issued in the mid 19th century, this chart includes a reference table as part of the map itself. Lists Dalhgari, in Nepal, as the world's tallest mountain, but also features smaller mountains that today serve as sky resorts such as Mt. Mansfield and Killington in Vermont, Mt. Monandnock and Mt. Washington in New Hampshire and Saddleback in Massachusetts. This was originally published in the 1825 French Edition of Carey ; Lea's 1822. - A Complete Historical.American Atlas, entitled Atlas Géographique. Statistique, Historique et Chronologique des Deux-Amériques et des îles adjacentes-. ;This map comes from Bouchon, J. A. C. and Carez, J., -Atlas geographique, statistique, historique et chronologique des deux Ameriques et des iles adjacentes; traduit de l'atlas execute en Amerique d'apres Lesage, avec de nombreuses corrections et augmentations, par Jean Alexandre Buchon., 1825.- ; -vita of the artist: J. Carez (c. 1815 - 1850) was a book, atlas and map publisher actived in the early 19th century. Little is known of Carez's life. He is best known for his publication of the French edition of H. C. Carey and I. Lea's important Complete Historical, Chronological, And Geographical American Atlas.

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        Travels in South Africa, Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society Third Edition, Corrected

      London: Black, Parry, & Co. / T. Hamilton, 1815. 3rd Edition . Full Calf. Very Good. 8 11/16' Tall. Frontispiece, Multifold Map, 8 Plates. The Corrected Third Edition .Xvi, Folding Map, 400 Pp + 8 Plates, Complete. Full Tree Calf. Newly Rebacked, Original Boards, Original Spine And Red Morocco Spine Label Laid Down Over New Backing Leather, Tips Repaired. Circa 1920'S Bookplate Of Charles M Crouse, With Motto "Knowledge Is Power" Shown On A Tape Being Pulled By A Bear From A Glass-Topped Stock Ticker. [ No Trace Of Later Bookplate "Power Is The Only Knowledge That Will Be Remembered" But Who Will Notice?]. Front Hinge Cracked But Newly Backed Binding Quite Solid. No Other Names Or Marks. Pages Clean, Large Folding Map At Front With A Single 3/4" Tear Extending From The Gutter Into Some Unprinted Space At The Edge Of The Map. Some Offsetting From Plates Onto Facing Pages.

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        Generalcharte von Australien

      Artist: Swoboda & Hartl F M; issued in: Vienna; date: ca 1815 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 67; - description: map of Oceania with Australia und New Zealand

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        A treatise on finance, under which, the general interests of the British Empire are illustrated: comprising, a project for their improvement; together with a new scheme for liquidating the National Debt.

      Glasgow: printed by R. Chapman Trongate 1815 - 8vo., xl + 1220pp., complete with the half-title, contemporary calf over marbled boards, sides rubbed, corners worn, neatly rebacked and lettered. A very good copy, with the cancelled inkstamp of the Institute of Chartered Accountants on blank margin of title, and with the contemporary inscription in ink on front flyleaf noting the ownership of 'His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence'>*. First edition: uncommon. Goldsmiths 21234. Kress B.6521. Masui p.211. Not in Hollander, Einaudi or Mattioli. A massive treatise on a complex subject, fortunately prefaced by a long and detailed index. The author notes that the treatise had been 'begun, and partly sent to the press about five years since', when the 'commercial and financial difficulties of the British empire were great beyond any former parallel'. David Laurie seems to have been a Glasgow economist of little importance. He published also Hints regarding the East India monopoly . submitted to the British legislature> (1813), and A project for erecting public markets and a grand academy> (Glasgow, 1810). * William Henry, 3rd son of George III, became King as William IV in 1830. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Beowulf] De Danorum Rebus Gestis Secul. III & IV. Poëma Danicum Dialecto Anglosaxonica

      Havniae [Copenhagen]: Typis Th. E. Rangel, 1815. First edition. Fine. A lovely copy of the first complete edition of Beowulf (in Old English) and the first translation into any language. In full dark blue, straight-grain morocco binding (to style) with five raised bands, marbled end papers. Intricately stamped in gilt and blind on the spine and boards, an exceptionally lovely binding. Untrimmed and completely unopened, quarto, with the average page measuring 275 x 227 mm (with about a cm variation from the shorter to the taller leaves). An excellent, unread copy with an small stain on the title and trivial soiling to the margins, but pages generally crisp, white and in Fine condition. Collating: xx, 299, [1 blank], [iv Addenda et corrigenda]; complete. Overall a Fine copy of a rare and sought-after book. Written between the 8th and 11th centuries, "Beowulf" is cited as the oldest - and most important - surviving poem in Old English. The poem follows the Geat hero Beowulf as he comes to the aid of the Danish King to defeat the monster Grendel and, afterwards, Grendel's mother. Returning home, Beowulf is crowned King of the Geats and rules until his death, being fatally wounded slaying a dragon. After being discovered in the collection of 16th century scholar Laurence Nowell, the manuscript containing Beowulf found it's way into Sir Robert Bruce Cotton's famous library. The story is known in just that single manuscript, which unfortunately was badly damaged in the (aptly named) Ashburnham House fire in 1731. Danish historian and scholar Grimur Jonsson Thorkelin studied the manuscript in 1786 and published the first translation of the poem in 1815 into Latin, along with the text in Old English (offered here). Due to further deterioration of the original manuscript, his work has been incredibly important in preserving the poem. "Beowulf" is now justly famous, in part through the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, who became one of the poem's foremost scholars. The poem would exercise a considerable influence on him when he wrote "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." It has continued to entrance modern readers and writers, with the most recent translation being by Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney. With a single hit in recent auction records, it appears most surviving copies are institutionally held, with very few copies becoming available for private collections. And, as a point of reference, our friend and colleague Biblioctopus listed a copy for $18,000 (Cat. 52). Fine.

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        THE ANGLER¿S GUIDE (NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN'S COPY)

      T. Tegg 1815 - This copy of a classic work belonged to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, a keen angler. After some preliminary chapters on tackle and trolling come two sections: 'Bottom and Float Fishing (with chapters on float-fishing for barbel, tench and other species) and 'Fly-fishing'. This edition was published in the same year as the second edition, which had been very well received, and the author added further material including new engravings. Third edition. 8vo. xxix + 314pp. Frontispiece, 13 wood-engraved and 12 engraved plates, text illustrations. Orig. grey boards, bumped and rubbed, paper label to spine worn, rebacked. Book-plate of Neville Chamberlain to front pastedown, book-plate of John A. McKinley to rear pastedown, presentation letter to Neville Chamberlain from Samuel Aboucaya (Paris, dated 13.10.38) pasted to front free-endpaper, ownership inscription of Henry Mippidey (1821) to prelims, foxing to prelims and endpapers, some browning throughout, soiling to corners of a few pages, title-page sl. offset, corner of one plate missing, edges uncut, o/w good. [W&S, p186] A UNIQUE COPY, ONCE THE PROPERTY OF NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN

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        De l'Angleterre et des Anglais. Paris, A. Bertrand

      1815 - First Edition. 8vo, [2], 56pp, modern wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        NOTICIAS DE LA AMERICA SEPTENTRIONAL. GAZETA DE NUEVA ORLEANS.

      Buenos Aires: Imprenta de los Niños Expósitos, [1815]. - Broadside, approximately 121/4 x 7 3/4 inches. In Spanish. Light ink inscription, "Dupl.," in upper margin. Early horizontal fold and light creasing. Small hole, not affecting text, and minor separation at fold, affecting but causing no loss to text, both repaired in silk. A very good copy. A fascinating Buenos Aires imprint, republishing a New Orleans newspaper's publication of correspondence from Mexico during that country's war of independence. The letters, sent from Xalapa on Nov. 5, 1814 and Vera Cruz on Jan. 14 and 15, 1815, are the work of a worried Mexican royalist lamenting the insurgents' recent triumphs. The New Orleans journal in which they appeared was presumably the LOUISIANA GAZETTE, published in New Orleans circa 1805-26. The letters are introduced with a commentary noting: "never have the independents or revolutionaries appeared to have such power." A clear message of encouragement to freedom fighters in Argentina, who would formally declare independence the following year, and an interesting piece of evidence for the circulation of New Orleans news in South America at an early date. Furlong and OCLC together locate ten copies. Scarce. FURLONG 3250.

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        Codice civile generale austriaco

      Regia Stamperia, Milano 1815 - Leggermente rifilato in testa Stemma dell'impero austriaco ai frontespizi. (10) + 70; 71-324; 325-361 p. 3 voll in 1 tomo in-8

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        PROMEMORIA II IN CAUSA D'INCENDIO.

      S.l.n.d. [Modena, 1815 - in-4, pp. 39, 1, senza leg. Con una tav. al fine. Rara operetta scritta dal fisico e scienziato emiliano (Bibbiano 1746 - Reggio Emilia 1822), allievo dello Spallanzani. Di lui sono note una curata edizione delle opere del Galileo e altri testi sulla meccanica dei fluidi, di idraulica, di ottica, oltre ad una Storia di Scandiano. Questa sua opera è stata scritta come difesa dalle accuse a lui mosse per aver causato un incendio in Reggio Emilia nel luglio del 1814 nel fienile dell'Osteria di san Bartolomeo per aver acceso dei fuochi d'artificio nella sua vicina abitazione in onore dell'ingresso in città di Francesco IV. Ci fu un processo cui il Venturi rispose con un primo Promemoria e ne fu scagionato. Ma il tribunale del Fisco di Modena ricorse in appello e in tale occasione il Venturi rispose con questo secondo Promemoria ben più ricco, rispetto al primo che consisteva in una difesa legale, di note di balistica e nozioni di pirotecnia. Seguì poi un'Appendice alla questione ma non fu mai data alle stampe. Opera sconosciuta dalle biblioteche italiane, viene censita solo il "Promemoria I", peraltro in una sola biblioteca. Tiraboschi, Notizie biografiche., III, pp. 264 e segg. Ottimo esempl. Raro. [138]

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        The History And Antiquities Of The County Of Hertford; Compiled From The Best Printed Authorities And Original Records, Preserved In Public Repositories And Private Collections: Embellished With Views Of The Most Curious, Etc. [ Complete in 3 Volumes ]

      London: Printed By And for Nichols, Son, and Bentley, 1815. Complete in 3 volumes. Book measure 18 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches. Large paper copy. Collation, xxxvii, [1],526pp, 106pp, [ appendix, index, ], 554pp, 73pp, [ appendix, index,], 619pp, 52pp, 1pp , [index], complete with 54 maps/plates, of which 3 are hand coloured. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, flat gilt bands, gilt lettering. Calf lightly rubbed in edges and corners, some minor scuff marking, some light wear on hinges. All bindings in good clean condition. Internally, very occasional minor spotting. Pages and plates clean throughout. A very nice set, in period bindings. . First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        HONCHO OKO ENKAKU ZUSETSU: ATLAS OF ANCIENT EVENTS OF JAPAN,With Descriptions, H

      - [Edo 1815, Kitajima Choshiro]. Original blue covers, tall accordian folded, ca. 22 x 31 cm., very good, entirely wood- block printed in color, with 11 double page maps 31 x 44 cm. with accompanying Japanese text, complete. FIRST EDITION An excellent historical atlas, showing Japan and its fiefs by the various years, showing the changes in fiefdoms by the results of military action and political changes. . This group of maps shows the evolution of change for the years: 1184, 1337, 1392, 1467, 1509, 1556, 1568, 1577, 1582, 1586 and 1615, eleven double-page color woodblock printed maps. . Each province or fiefdom is shown in a different color with the current administrative name, the names of the Daimyo at the top of the page, along with the date. Each has neatly written "A.D." and the date penciled in blue by a former owner. *** The work consists eleven double-page color maps, and nine double-pages of text. The text follows each map with an in-depth discussion of who, how and the results of each period change. . RARE EXAMPLE: This atlas is quite rare and seldom found. It an excellent historical reference, illustrating the changes and rulers of all of the fiefs throughout all of Japan, during the 12th - 17th centuries. *** CONDITION: The front and back covers are in the original pale blue paper covering, with blind-stamped pattern. There is some of the usual fading, rubbing/scuffing to the surface and edges. The title slip is present and complete. Contents: the maps are very clean and solid, without worming, a few pages have the blue pencil dates per above. *** REFERENCES: . BEANS, George H.: A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA, this map is listed in "LIST," 1951, p.33, under 1815. ***

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        THE EXCURSION, being a portion of The Recluse, A Poem.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1814, 1815 - BOUND with THE WHITE DOE OF RYLESTONE; or The Fate of the Nortons. A Poem. pp. xx, 447, xi, 162. 1 plate. 4to. Full calf, spine with gilt decoraton. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Front hinge rubbed. The plate, the frontis for The White Doe is opposite p13 and is off set. The Excursion is lacking the errata leaf mentioned by Wise. Wise p80 & p99. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HONCHO OKO ENKAKU ZUSETSU: ATLAS OF ANCIENT EVENTS OF JAPAN,With Descriptions, H

      [Edo 1815, Kitajima Choshiro]. Original blue covers, tall accordian folded, ca. 22 x 31 cm., very good, entirely wood- block printed in color, with 11 double page maps 31 x 44 cm. with accompanying Japanese text, complete. FIRST EDITION An excellent historical atlas, showing Japan and its fiefs by the various years, showing the changes in fiefdoms by the results of military action and political changes. . This group of maps shows the evolution of change for the years: 1184, 1337, 1392, 1467, 1509, 1556, 1568, 1577, 1582, 1586 and 1615, eleven double-page color woodblock printed maps. . Each province or fiefdom is shown in a different color with the current administrative name, the names of the Daimyo at the top of the page, along with the date. Each has neatly written "A.D." and the date penciled in blue by a former owner. *** The work consists eleven double-page color maps, and nine double-pages of text. The text follows each map with an in-depth discussion of who, how and the results of each period change. . RARE EXAMPLE: This atlas is quite rare and seldom found. It an excellent historical reference, illustrating the changes and rulers of all of the fiefs throughout all of Japan, during the 12th - 17th centuries. *** CONDITION: The front and back covers are in the original pale blue paper covering, with blind-stamped pattern. There is some of the usual fading, rubbing/scuffing to the surface and edges. The title slip is present and complete. Contents: the maps are very clean and solid, without worming, a few pages have the blue pencil dates per above. *** REFERENCES: . BEANS, George H.: A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA, this map is listed in "LIST," 1951, p.33, under 1815. *** .

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        Traité de la fièvre jaune, ouvrage couronné par la Société de Médecine de Bruxelles, et adopté par le Ministre de la Marine pour les colonies françaises.

      Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1815, broché, couv. muette de l'époque, ex. non rogné. -Petites inscriptions manuscrites à la plume et étiquette de la librairie Bergeret au verso du 1er plat, qq. petites rousseurs. -Bel exemplaire dans sa condition d'origine. - in-8 de (4)-XIII-(1)-323 pp. ; Edition originale. Rare.Par un médecin en chef des armées navales et de la Marine, qui avait participé à l'expédition du général Leclerc à Saint-Domingue, en tant que chirurgien de première classe.Dans son introduction, il nous informe : "J'étais à Saint-Domingue lorsque la fièvre jaune commença à se manifester ; je pus l'étudier dans son début, la prendre, pour ainsi dire, au berceau, suivre ses progrès : de retour à Brest, je fus pendant long-temps chargé de la visite sanitaire des bâtimens qui revenaient alors des colonies, afin de statuer sur la nécessité et la durée de la quarantaine à laquelle on devait les assujétir ; je pris directement des médecins qui revenaient de l'Amérique, des chirurgiens-majors des vaisseaux, de ceux des régimens, tous les renseignemens qu'ils purent me procurer ; tous les rapports, toutes les observations, tous les journaux adressés au conseil de santé de la marine, me furent communiqués lorsque je m'occupai spécialement de cette maladie ; c'était en l'an 9 [ ]. Depuis cette époque, plusieurs voyages, et un séjour dans les différentes parties du monde où cette fièvre sévit avec le plus de fureur, aux Antilles, aux États-Unis, et dans les provinces méridionales de l'Espagne, m'ont mis à même de l'observer de nouveau, avec d'autant plus d'attention que j'en avais déjà fait l'objet particulier de mes méditations. Je n'ai négligé aucune des occasions favorables dans lesquelles je me suis trouvé, pour accroître mes lumières, tant par la fréquentation des malades, que par la société des hommes instruits. Tous les ouvrages que j'ai pu me procurer, et même les opinions populaires qui ont ordinairement un fond de vérité, ont été mis à contribution."

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        Turkish emperors.

      London 1815 - A set of 6 mezzotint engravings printed in colours and finished by hand. Framed and glazed. Overall size: 27 by 22 inches. A superb set of Turkish emperors from the series "Recueil des Portraits des Empereurs Ottomans". Arguably the greatest series of colour plates on the Ottoman Empire, with engravings after portraits by a Greek peasant ``who displayed such proofs of natural talent as to induce the Emperor Selim to patronise him''.Young's work was first commissioned and patronised by Selim III, but production was halted in 1807 when the Sultan was assassinated by the Janissaries. Mahmoud II became Sultan in 1808 and in 1810 he gave Young permission to continue publication.

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        Allgemeine Charte des Russischen Reiches Gezeichnet von J.B. Poirson. 1802. Neu bearbeitet herausgegeben.

      J. Riedl's Kunsthandlung Wien und Pesth 1815 - Engraved map dissected into 24 sections, mounted on linen in two parts, outline in contemporary hand-colour, overall dimensions 45.7 x 109 cm. Kept in contemporary full calf box, with green morocco label titled in gilt; slightly rubbed. An updated edition of the general map of the Russian Empire produced originally in 1802 by Jean-Baptiste Poirson (1761-1831), a renown French cartographer active between 1790 and 1830. Fresh example kept in an attractive contemporary box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Chansonnier royal, dédié à S.A.R. Madame la duchesse douairière d'Orléans ; avec quatre jolies Gravures. Ire Année.

      - Paris, Rosa, 1815. In-16, VI-210-[16]p. Titré gravé et 4 gravures dont 1 en frontispice. Unique année de ce chansonnier, paru au début de la Restauration des Bourbons, dans un esprit de réconciliation. On voit ainsi, en frontispice, Louis XII pardonnant à la Trimouille ou Saint Louis rendant la Justice à Vincennes. Les textes sont de nombreux personnages bien souvent oubliés. Jacquelin faisait partie du Caveau Moderne. On lui doit notamment un Chansonnier de la cour et de la ville en 1809 et un Chansonnier franc-maçon en 1816. Pleine basane maroquinée cerise, dos lisse orné de filets, couronne et heaumes dorés, encadrement de double filet et de guirlande dorés sur les plats, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, chaînette intérieure, gardes doublées de tabis azur. Légers défauts. Superbe ouvrage finement relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Patent of nobility donated by King Willem I of The Netherlands (1772-1843) to Willem Rendorp van Marquette (1769-1827), one of the 36 raden van de stad Amsterdam entitling him to the title of jonkheer.

      - Kingdom of the Netherlands, Laken d.d. 16 september 1815. Vellum charter, pin holes in the charter. 52x71 cm. Handwritten in Dutch, writing faded but readable. With a hand painted coat-of-arms in colour displaying the family motto: Virtute Duce and the signature of King Willem I of the Netherlands and of Jonkheer Van Westreenen and Anton Reinhard Falck. Royal wax seal attached by green cloh rope, intact. The charter comes folded in a modern cassette. A printed coloured example of the family coat of arms is included in this lot. This patent of nobility was issued to Willem Rendorp van Marquette, son of Joachim Rendorp, a famous mayor of Amsterdam whose house would be ransacked by revolutionaries in 1787, mentioning that he is one of the 36 'raden' (counsellors) of the city of Amsterdam. Rendorp studied philosophy and law in Leiden (earning his respective doctorates in 1789 and 1792) and he was owner and inhabitant of the castle of Marquette in the town of Heemskerk in the province of Noord-Holland. He married Paulina Adriana Boreel. Up to 1812 Rendorp was a partner at the merchantshouse of C.C. Six & Co in Amsterdam. H189

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        FUEROS DEL REYNO DE NAVARRA, desde su creación hasta su feliz unión con el de Castilla (Pamplona, Longás 1815). Con: DICCIONARIO PARA FACILITAR LA INTELIGENCIA DE ESTOS FUEROS dispuesto por Don Felipe Baraibar de Haro (Id, Paulino Longás 1808).

      Longas 1815-1808, Pamplona - Folio. Port. con escudo grab. (nombre ant. poseedor en margen sup.), 299p, 1 lám. grab. despl. = 36p (incl. port.), 2h. Ox. en alg. hojas. Plena piel moderna, nervios y dorados en lomo.

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        The Cambrian Popular Antiquities.

      E Williams, London 1815 - London: E Williams, 1815 1st ed, VG, 10 pls. In green half morocco with green cloth, corners and edges rubbed. Spine, title and tooling in gilt, raised bands, edges rubbed. Internally, green marbled endpapers, teg, lacks half title, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-360 pp, 10 pl, of which are 9 are coloured, depicting various interesting scenes including the ancient method of reaping, singing to the harp and dancing, and more, the 10th plates is a plan of the City of Troy, some offsetting from the plates, some occasional light maerginal water? staining at heads. Has articles on Druidism, Merlin, King Arthur, Lent, Wakes, Christmas, Welsh Music, Corpse-candle, Burials, Faries, Sacrilege punished, Eagle of Snowdon, Maen Morddwyd in Anglesea, Cock-fighting to mention but a few! (Tooley 403. Allibone 1819. Abbey 520) Roberts, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, son of John Roberts, the famous clock-maker, in addition to this title he published two volumes on early Welsh history, A sketch of the early history of the Cymry (700 BC â€" AD 500) (1803), and The Chronicles of the Kings of Britain (1811), a translation of the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth. See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Picture of St. Petersburgh [sic],

      London: Printed for Edward Orme,, 1815. represented in a collection of twenty interesting views of the city, the sledges, and the people. Taken on the spot at the twelve different months of the year: and accompanied with an historical and descriptive account. Folio (469 x 310 mm). Late 19th century dark brown morocco-grain half skiver professionally refurbished, marbled sides, gilt edges, drab grey endpapers. Additional engraved title page (incorporating a large double-headed Russian eagle), 20 handcoloured aquatint plates by Clark & Dubourg after Mornay; watermarks: plates J. Whatman 1825, text W. Balston 1813. From the library of noted bibliophiles Maxine and Joel Spitz, with their "Trail Tree" bookplate (Joel Spitz was a member of Chicago's prestigious Caxton Club). Light offsetting from frontispiece to engraved title. An excellent copy, the plates fresh and bright, and with the four leaves of explanation of the plates (in French and English). First edition, "one of the most beautiful plate books of St. Petersburg" (Bobins Collection). Published at six guineas coloured, this is a superb record of the city of Peter the Great - captured in the wake of the Napoleonic wars - and divided into two sections; the first 12 plates represent the months of the year through characteristic views of the city; the other eight illustrate different modes of transport, various types of sledges and carriages, but include excellent character studies, showing diverse types of costume by class and by season. The 26-page introduction entitled "The present state of St. Petersburgh," includes a brief historical survey and a few statistics, along with descriptions of the main sites and monuments. "Though unsigned, [the letterpress] was chiefly compiled from Robert Ker Porter's Travelling Sketches [in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805–1808], as many sections repeat his text verbatim" (Vincent Giroud, St. Petersburg: A Portrait of a Great City, 2003, p.72). Mornay, the artist responsible for the original sketches upon which Clark and Dubourg's aquatints were based, eludes identification and does not appear in Thieme-Becker. Martin Hardie, in characteristically waspish fashion, describes the plates as "lurid in colouring, very much in the style of toy theatre scenery" (English Coloured Books, 1906, p. 138); this is entirely unfair, the colouring in the present copy is certainly not "lurid" and the "toy theatre" quality of the views only lends them a most appealing charm: many of the views are composed in such a way that they resemble vues d'optiques - symmetrical and theatrical middle-distance perspectives - which combine well with the small, scaling figures (stauffage) adding splashes of bright colour, against backgrounds of snowy streets, grey skies, and yellowish-brown buildings of this "city of stone", forming a satisfyingly picturesque effect. Two of the buildings shown - the Exchange (1809) and the Kazan Cathedral (1811) - had only recently been completed. Edward Orme - "Publisher to His Majesty and HRH the Prince Regent" - was "after Rudolph Ackermann, the most important publisher of illustrated books during the short golden age of the coloured aquatint" (ODNB). He would have had a prudent eye on the visit of the Allied sovereigns to London in June 1814, which celebrated the Treaty of Fontainebleau (11 April 1814) and the peace following the defeat and abdication of Napoleon. Amongst them was Tsar Alexander I (who stayed with his sister, the Grand Duchess of Oldenburg, at the Pulteney Hotel on Piccadilly). "In 1809 Edward Orme had begun buying land and property in Bayswater, London. He exploited the gravel deposits, built houses, and in 1818 added a chapel of ease. Orme Square, developed between 1823 and 1826, was named after him, and Moscow Road and St Petersburgh Place nearby may have commemorated the state visit of Tsar Alexander I in June 1814. In the following year he published a volume of twenty coloured aquatint views of St Petersburg, and the reference in his will to jewellery presented to him by the emperor of Russia may be connected with these events" (ibid.). This is a marvellous survey of one of the world's great cities, captured at the time when it served as the backdrop for Tolstoy's War and Peace.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PROMENADES PITTORESQUES dans CONTANTINOPLE, et sur les rives du bosphore suivies d'une notice sur la Dalmatie.

      A Paris, chez Nicolle, à la librairie stéréotype, 1815 - Trois tomes en trois volumes in-8, (20 x 12 cm), plein veau veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné. Roulette dorée sur les plats.Coiffe inf. du T1 abîmée. Petite fente d'un cm. au bas du mors du plat sup. du T2. Tranches jaunes. Cachets anciens sur les pdt. 2 petites découpes de papier au début de deux tomes pour effacer le nom du dédicataire. Ex-libris allemand sur les contre-plats. Intérieur très frais. Bel exemplaire.Édition originale, rare. Sans l'atlas qui parut quelques années plus tard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LES MOTS]
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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

      John Murray, London 1815 - Occasional foxing to plates (q.v.); Professionally recased; half calf; marbled boards. Twenty four copper engravings on twenty-three plates. A handsome and sturdy 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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