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        Historia antiqua, or Ancient History. To be rendered into Latin; containing the history of the heathen deities, the ancient history of Greece, Rome, & Britain. Also an account of the Greek and Roman writers ... With maps ... etc.

      Eton: E. Williams, 1815.. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 inches). pp.xi + 304.+ 12 [publisher's catalogue]. Folding frontis map and two other fold-out maps. Rebound full calf. Trifle browning to maps and off-setting. O/w clean and bright. Uncommon. Twelfth edition

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        Souveniers. Ostschweizer Freundschaftsalbum für Sophie Senn.

      Zofingen 1815 - Zofingen 1815-1827. Quer 8°. 27 Blatt, davon 13 mit Abbildungen, meist Bogen, Goldschnitt. Holzkassette mit Lederbezug und Goldprägung in marmoriertem Schuber der Zeit. Mit 13 altkolorierten Aquatintaradierungen (darunter die schöne Ansicht Zofingens von H. Trachsler) und hübschen Vignetten, gedruckt in Augsburg bei Herzberg. Reizendes Album mit Einträgen vornehmlich Zofinger Freunde, darunter Ringier-Burckhardt, Hermine Sutermeister, die später nach Amerika ausgewandert ist, Nanette Honegger, Claire Dupasquier aus Colombier (Neuchatel), Johann Rudolf Locher in Zürich u.a. Sprache: deu Holzkassette mit Lederbezug und Goldprägung in marmoriertem Schuber der Zeit. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        GAMMER GURTON'S GARLAND OF NURSERY SONGS, and Toby Tickle's Collection of Riddles. Compiled by Peter Puzzlecap, Esq. Embellished with a variety of Cuts. Price Twopence.

      (Circa: 1815-20.) 32pp. Illustrated with 26 wood-engravings. Original blue wrappers with wood-engravings to both covers. 10.0 x 6.6cm. Spine a little worn where Disbound from a collection; else an excellent copy. Roscoe & Brimmell 17.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Operi di Duminicu Tempiu catanisi. Tomi I-II-III.

      da la stamparia di li regi studi 1814- 1815 Tomi tre uniti in-8° pp. (16)-162, (8)-175, (4)-252 con un ritratto litografato all'antiporta e disegnato da Rosario Battiati. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con piatti silografati. Alcune vecchie scritte sul frontespizio. Vecchi aloni ingialliti all'angolo interno basso di alcune pagine. Opera molto rara (censita nell'Iccu in una sola biblioteca in italia e mancante del secondo volume).

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        19th and early 20th century autograph album.

      Various places, 19th and early 20th century. - Oblong 8vo. 88 ff. Original gilt red morocco with giltstamped cover design and "E.K.S." monogram. All edges gilt. Featuring both a fine collection of amateur watercolour and gouache artwork (36) as well as a small manuscript collection (18). Highlights of the latter include: I: Kate Greenaway. Original pencil sketch of a girl with watering can (100 x 63 mm), initialed ("K. G.") at bottom left, together with watercolour note ("I wish you a Happy New Year") illustrated with flowers and a hand-delivered envelope addressed in watercolour to "Professor Rusken [!]", given to John Ruskin by Greenaway. All items laid down to album leaves, some toning and spotting. - II: Hablot Knight Browne (1815-1882), famous as "Phiz", illustrator of books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth. Pencil sketch of Moreton House in Hampstead (160 x 122 mm). - III: George Cruikshank (1792-1878), British caricaturist and book illustrator. Cut signature laid down to album leaf. 34 x 111 mm ("Myself your ob[edien]t s[erva]nt | Geo[rg]e Cruikshank"). - IV: J. M. Barrie (1860-1937), Scottish author and dramatist, creator of Peter Pan. ALS. London, June 26, 1928. Small 4to. ¾ p. With original autograph transmittal envelope, both laid down to album leaf. To T. L. Gilmour. - V: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), English novelist. TLS. London, September 20, 1927. Large 8vo. 1 p. To Mr. Bagguley. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Lord of the Isles; a Poem

      Edinburgh - James Ballantyne and Co., 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Third edition of the rhymed, romantic, narrative-poem by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1815. In six cantos. In stunning narrative poetry, the story begins during the time when Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick has been hunted out of Scotland into exile by the English and their allies. Bruce returns over sea from the Island of Rachrin: but is forced to land close to hostile forces atArtonish Castle on the seacoast of Argylshire. Seeking refuge from tempestuous seas, Bruce begs shelter from Ronald, Lord of the Isles: inadvertently on the day of his marriage feast to the beautiful Edith of Lorn. Bruce's very presence is enough to interrupt the nuptials and to break up the festivities: the guests quickly polarise into two armed and equally matched factions: one ready to raise Bruce to the Scottish crown, the other ready to slay him for desecration and murder. The combatants are dispersed with no bloodshed only by the combined offices of Lord Ronald himself, aided by a visiting Abbot: whereupon Bruce quickly removes himself to first the Island of Sky, and then Ayrshire: raising the an army willing to rout the English and re-establish the fight for Scottish independence. Bruce begins to win a steady stream of victories as his armies march inevitably towards Bannockburn. There, Bruce confronts Scotland's formidable enemy - led by the son of the Hammer of the Scots: the English outnumbering the Scots by more than two toone. Condition: In a mottled calf leather binding with gilt border around the boards. Spine is ribbed with gilt lettering. Externally, very smart with some minor shelfwear. The corners and spine are slightly worn. Edges of the leaves are marbled. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge is slightly tender. Front and rear pastedowns are marbled. There is an ink inscription to the verso of front free-end papers. Pages are bright and clean with a few scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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      London, J. Smeeton, no date circa 1815.. Such as Woodcocks, Felfares, Pigeons, Magpies, Morepoots, Snipes, Gleads, Crows, Rooks, Herns, Partridges, Pheasants and Quails. With an Account of their Seasons; Descriptions of their HAUNTS; and METHODS for making LIMES, LIMED TWIGS, SPRINGES, BAITS and for taking them. Likewise INSTRUCTIONS for the CHOICE and TRAINING of the DOGS for FOWLING; Remedies for their Diseases, also A Concise ESSAY on SONG BIRDS, viz. The NIGHTINGALE; CANARY BIRD; Black Bird, Wood Lark, Linnet, Chaffinch, Robin, Starling, Tit Lark, Bull Finch, Thrush, Sky Lark, Redstart, Wren, Green Finch, Gold Finch and Hedge Sparrow. Clearly Describing Their Seasons and Nests; with the best MODES for TAKING and PRESERVING them in HEALTH and good Song. This work was issued with three other titles on sport with a general title page or separately in octavo pamphlet form. 8vo, approximately 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches. Pages; title page with advert on verso listing the other 3 titles, iv, 1-76 plus 3 pages of adverts, last page is blank, rebound in quarter black morocco, 2 green gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules between raised bands on spine, gilt vertical rules to boards, marbled boards, new cream endpapers, top edge maroon. Pale age-browning throughout otherwise a very good copy. See: Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 1, page 123. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Kremlin, Moscow

      London: , 1815. Size: 320 × 470 mm. Coloured aquatint. Slight offset, otherwise in very good condition. Robert Bowyer began his career as a painter of miniatures under the artist John Smart; by the 1790s, he began print making, beginning with his own works. He became a master of this craft, and is well known for his skill with fine hand-coloured engravings. This fine example depicts the mighty,ancient Russian fortress of The Kremlin, situated beside the banks of the River Moskva. The print is accompanied by some original explanatory text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Chillicothe: Printed at the Office of the Supporter, By Nashee & Denny, 1815.. [8],[13]-228pp. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and boards. Binding heavily worn but still quite solid. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on endpapers. Light to moderate foxing and toning in text. Overall very good. In a half morocco box. This curious and rare work predates the appearance of Kilbourn's first OHIO GAZETTEER by one year. It contains descriptions of western territories such as Mississippi, Michigan, Indiana, the Northwest Territory, and Missouri, and therefore stands as one of the earliest western geographies. Included is a chapter about each of the other states and territories as well, with boundaries, rivers, and topography described, as well as population statistics, Indian inhabitants and slaves included. Not in Thomson or Sabin. Very scarce. HOWES K128, "b." AII (OHIO) 261. MORGAN, OHIO IMPRINTS 891. WILKIE 317. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 35058.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815Ð1852)

      A charming Victorian watercolour drawing 230 x 190mm, three-quarter length portrait of Ada as a young lady facing half left, her hair in large ringlets either side of her face and adorned with ribbon and flowers, wearing a blue decollete dress and diaphanous shawl, white gloves and carrying a closed fan, signed lower right Edward Tayler, in an arch-top gilt mount and a very elaborate moulded gilt frame encased within a glass-fronted velvet-lined box. Ada, Countess of Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer. Augusta Ada Byron was born on 10 December 1815, the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron, and his wife, Anne Isabella Milbanke, Baroness Wentworth. Her father left England for good a few months afterwards and she was brought up entirely by her mother who encouraged her in the study of mathematics. Her remarkable mathematical abilities were soon recognised by her tutors and she was introduced to, and able to hold her own with, many of the eminent scientists of her day. When she was seventeen, in 1833, she met Charles Babbage, who referred to her as "The Enchantress of Numbers". Babbage showed Ada his first calculating machine, the difference engine, and her interest in mathematics was transformed from a duty to a joy. She attended lectures about the engine, examined the plans, studied and taught mathematics, and became part of the same social circle as Babbage. In 1842 Babbage gave a lecture in Turin on his second machine, the Analytical Engine, which was programmable Ñ that is, it could be instructed to perform any of its operations in any sequence. The lecture was written up in French by Luigi Menabrea, a young Italian engineer. Babbage asked Ada to translate Menabrea's paper into English, subsequently requesting that she augment the notes she had added to the translation. These notes proved to be more extensive than the original translation. Babbage's engine has now been recognised as an early model for a computer and Ada's notes as a description of a computer and software, containing as they do "a clear description of the programming and the theoretical possibilities of the machine" (Randell). Ada also suggested that Babbage had conceived the idea of a stored programme computer. In one note she describes an algorithm for the analytical engine to compute Bernoulli numbers. This is considered the first algorithm ever specifically tailored for implementation on a computer. In 1980 the US Defense Department named a computer language Ada in her honour. Since 1998, the British Computer Society has awarded a medal in her name. In 2011, October 7th was proclaimed "Ada Lovelace Day". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography under "Byron, (Augusta) Ada" Randell (editor): The Origins of Digital Computers (1982), p. 14 et passim.

      [Bookseller: H M Fletcher]
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        The Stand Of The Hackney Coachmen. Le Repos de L'Isvochik ou Cocher Russe

      Altkoloriertes Aquatinta von John Clark und M. Dubourg nach Mornay bei Orne, London 1815. 29.5x40 cm. - Szene aus dem russischen Volksleben. Winterliches Bild mit einem Mietkutscher, der auf seinem mit einem Pferd bespannten Schlitten sitzend, auf Kundschaft wartet. Im Vordergrund zwei Knaben, die mit einem kleinen Schlitten spielen. Dekoratives Blatt in leuchtenden Farben.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        The Adventures Of Doctor Comicus Or The Frolics of Fortune. A Comic Satirical Poem For The Squeamish & The Queer

      London : B. Blake, 1815. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary half red calf and marbled boards, all edges marbled. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 268 pages. 22 x 13 1/2 cm, fifteen hand-colored aquatints plates, includes the engraved title. The first of the Syntax imitations with the author unknown, and the first book form edition. Another edition was published 1820 with only 12 colored plates. ABBEY LIFE 255. TOOLEY 431. Internally general clean, plates fresh and bright, bookplate front cover paste-down endpaper, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, olive morocco spine label printed in gilt, slight rubbing to boards.

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        The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

      London: John Murray & W. Buler and Co , 1815. Collation, [10]cxxx[2]219pp, large folding map.( without half title and addenda, as usual ) Rebound, retaining the original marble boards, half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt centre stamp, leather title label.Original boards restored showing but showing signs of original wear. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy. A5. First Edition. Very Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Principles of Practical Perspective, or Scenographic Projection: Containing Universal Rules for Delineating Designs on Various Surfaces, and Taking Views from Nature.... Rules for Shadowing .... Elements of Painting

      London: Printed for Samuel Leigh, R. Ackermann, J. Harding, J. Taylor. 1815. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Half Calf. Very Good. Colour aquatint frontis, title, xviii, 96 pp + 50 plain aquatint plates. Not in Abbey. Brown called himself "architect and professor of perspective" dedicated his book to Soane, and seems to have been a friend of Soane's draughtsman Gandy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy 1804-1828, showing a design for Regent's park in 1812 and military buildings for the Gold Coast in 1818. Re-spined in brown calf with decorative panels with red morrocco title panel. Slight transference to the verso of some of the plates, but the pages are generally clean. edges a little wavy, and boards very rubbed. 103a

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        The Lord of the Isles; a Poem

      Edinburgh - James Ballantyne and Co. 1815 - Third edition of the rhymed, romantic, narrative-poem by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1815. In six cantos. In stunning narrative poetry, the story begins during the time when Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick has been hunted out of Scotland into exile by the English and their allies. Bruce returns over sea from the Island of Rachrin: but is forced to land close to hostile forces atArtonish Castle on the seacoast of Argylshire. Seeking refuge from tempestuous seas, Bruce begs shelter from Ronald, Lord of the Isles: inadvertently on the day of his marriage feast to the beautiful Edith of Lorn. Bruce's very presence is enough to interrupt the nuptials and to break up the festivities: the guests quickly polarise into two armed and equally matched factions: one ready to raise Bruce to the Scottish crown, the other ready to slay him for desecration and murder. The combatants are dispersed with no bloodshed only by the combined offices of Lord Ronald himself, aided by a visiting Abbot: whereupon Bruce quickly removes himself to first the Island of Sky, and then Ayrshire: raising the an army willing to rout the English and re-establish the fight for Scottish independence. Bruce begins to win a steady stream of victories as his armies march inevitably towards Bannockburn. There, Bruce confronts Scotland's formidable enemy - led by the son of the Hammer of the Scots: the English outnumbering the Scots by more than two toone. Condition: In a mottled calf leather binding with gilt border around the boards. Spine is ribbed with gilt lettering. Externally, very smart with some minor shelfwear. The corners and spine are slightly worn. Edges of the leaves are marbled. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge is slightly tender. Front and rear pastedowns are marbled. There is an ink inscription to the verso of front free-end papers. Pages are bright and clean with a few scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Juvenile Poems

      London - Printed for W. Lindsell 1815 - A very scarce copy of Juvenile Poems by Chandos Leigh, 1st Baron Leigh (1791 - 1850) who was a British landowner and poet. With a preface by the author to front dated 1817. First edition. Leigh was Lord Byron's schoolmate at Harrow and is said to have inherited some of his master's poetical talent. He gained a reputation as an author and minor poet. He was also a cousin of Jane Austen, who visited Stoneleigh Abbey in 1806. Condition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, generally smart but with some wear to extremities, slight rubbing and the odd mark to boards. Internally, binding strained in places. Bright and generally clean throughout but with previous owner's small initial ink stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entwicklungsgeschichte der Schmetterlinge, anatomisch und physiologisch bearbeitet

      Cassel und Marburg, Krieger, 1815. 4to. vi, 117, xxiv pp., 33 engraved plates all by Herold himself, of which many are hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured. Original tree-calf resembling paper boards, spine with blue leather labels, gilt title and lines.* Pioneer work considering the anatomy of butterflies. The first plate depicts the Papilio (= Pieris) brassicae with its fodder-plants and its larvae. The others are very detailed anatomical drawings, each with the help of hand-colouring, concentrating on another organ. Nice armorial book-plate of Johan Adolf of Nassau-Usingen (dated: 5 April 1763, his birthday?) on front paste-down. A blue pictorial library stamp, with a monogram (R. S.), in a corner of the title-page (cut out but placed back) and a smaller one on the flyleaves, as well as the first page of introduction. A very good copy. Nissen ZBI, 1911; Horn-Schenkling, 1886.

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The London Theatre. A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic Pieces . Correctly Given, from Copies used in the Theatres by Thomas Dibdin of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Twenty-six volumes complete

      London: for Whittingham and Arliss, 1815 onwards. Published 1815 to 1818. Twenty-six volumes bound as thirteen. With all half-titles and general titles (these with vignette illustration) and individual titles to all 104-plays within, these also with vignette illustrations; other vignette illustrations within the text. Thirteen volumes 12 mo (5 x 3 inches), contemporary grained burgundy calf, double gilt rules to sides with floral corner ornaments, all edges gilt. Spines gilt lettered direct with the title of each play within. Headbands, joints, and corners rubbed but overall a very pleasing set; good, strong and attractive. Rare as a complete set and even more so in an attractive contemporary binding.

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        The Christian Visitant, from June 1815, to June 1816

      Albany: For the Editor, by H. C. Southwick, 1815-1816. quarto, 416, [1] pp., bound in modern blue boards & beige cloth backstrip, occasional old library hand stamp to a title page, text age toned with an occasional light fox mark, otherwise very good in the fine binding along with a matching clamshell slipcase; Sabin 88640. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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      1815. Very Good. [DESIGN] Matsuoka Tokikata; Honma Hyakuri. SHOKUMON ZUE. 7 vols., privately published by Hyakuri, apparently from 1815-25, as a completion of work begun by Tokikata in the late 18th, very early 19th century. 19.3 x 26.9 cm, string-bound Japanese-style fukuro toji with printed paper title labels - all bindings match. Hundreds of beautiful color textile designs, reproduced in color woodcut. Nobleman, Ladies, Ceremonial dress, Brocades, Imperial costumes, all are covered. Important and quite scarce, as few sets were produced. Some worming, otherwise the overall condition is very good.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Tracts on Baptism

      1815, 1806 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An interesting volume containing a collection of Baptist tracts. Includes the following individual tracts:A candid statement of the reasons which induce the Baptists to differ in opinion and practice from so many of their Christian brethren by John Ryland (first edition)[1814 - London - W. Button] The Scripture Doctrine of Christian Baptism; with Some Historical remarks on that Subject, in A Sermon, Preached April 20, 1794, at the Baptism of Twelve Persons, on a profession of Faith and Repentance, at the Baptist Meeting-House in Harvey-Lane, Leicester by Anonymous (second edition) [1806 - Birmingham - J. Belcher and Son]Facts and Evidences on the subject of Baptism; in a Letter to a Deacon of a Baptist Church With Two Plates by the Editor of Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible (first edition) [1815 - London - C. Taylor]Facts and Evidences on the subject of Baptism; in a Second Letter to a Deacon of a Baptist Church by the Editor of Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible (first edition) [1815 - London - C. Taylor]A Confession of Faith, put forth by the Elders and Brethren of many Congregations of Christians, (Baptized upon Profession of their Faith), in London and the Country by Anonymous [1809 - London - G. Offor, Burditt and Button, Maxwell and Wilson]With a neat ink inscription of one Henry Roe to half title, dated 1815. Very scarce. Condition: In a quarter tree calf binding with marbled boards. Externally,rubbed. Some liftingand minor wear to backstrip. Joints are starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are largely bright and clean with only occasional spots or handling marks. Plates show some discolouration and small closed tears to textblock edge but are otherwise in very good condition. Overall: GOOD..

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        An Authentic Narrative of the Late Sanguinary Battle on the Plains of Waterloo: Exhibiting a Minute Detail of all the Military Operations ... to Which is Added, the French Account of This Murderous Conflict, from a French General. [With Maps & Illus]

      London : For E. Cox & Son, 1815. 3rd Edition. Physical desc. : viii, 128, 70 p. : ill. , maps ; 8vo. Subject: Quatre-Bras & Ligny : environs - Military - 1815 - Maps. Waterloo : environs - Military - 1815 - Maps. Finely bound in modern fine-ribbed calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Gilt cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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

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

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        Topographical Description of the Province of Lower Canada, the Relative Connexion of Both Provinces With the United States of America

      London: Printed For The Author, and published By W. Faden, 1815. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. A very good copy, bound in new 3/4 leather, 5 bands and tooling on spine, and new marbled boards. New end papers with previous owners bookplate put back on. Errata on last page. Some foxing on frontis and light staining on first 158 pages on outside border, not effecting text. Page are uncut, deckled and generally very clean. xv, 640, (88)pp. 8vo. engraved frontis. portrait, 8 engraved plans (4 folding), 2 engraved tables (1 folding) & 7 uncoloured aquatints. Sir James Stuart Bart Chief Justice of Lower Canada book plate., Plates include: Fort Chambly, Isle aux Noix, Nicolet, St. Thomas, Harrower's Distillery, Long's Far on Lake Timiscouta, and the Great Falls on River St. John, New Brunswick, and plans of York Harbour, the Townships on the Ottawa River, the battles of La Fourche and Chrysler's Farm. Map of Ottawa River Lande 1591. Sabin 6849 . TPL 1031

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      London. 1815.. Three volumes. xxvi,411pp. plus three maps (one folding); xii,434pp. plus three maps; xii,394pp. Half title in second volume (as called for). Modern half citron morocco and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Folding map with a few closed tears, neatly repaired on verso, with no loss; small, half-inch repaired tear in right margin, just intruding into the map, with minor loss. Internally very clean and neat, except for a stain from an old book marker on pp.120-121 in the first volume. A very good set, untrimmed. The second British edition, after the Philadelphia and London editions of 1814. The narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition is the most famous in the trans- Mississippi West, describing their twenty- eight-month trek from St. Louis to the Pacific and back again, with a wealth of geographical, ethnological, and natural historical observations en route. Because of the death of Lewis, the publication of the account was delayed until 1814, when the Philadelphia edition appeared. The 1814 British edition quickly sold out, necessitating this three-volume 1815 edition to satisfy public demand. It has a large folding map on fine paper on a somewhat larger scale than in the original American edition. WAGNER-CAMP 13:3. HOWES L317, "aa." GRAFF 2481. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 317. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 5a.3. SABIN 40830. FIELD 930 (note).

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        The English Dance of Death, From the Designs of Thomas Rowlandson, with Metrical Illustrations, by the Author of "Doctor Syntax. WITH: The Dance of Life By the Author of "Doctor Syntax

      London: Printed by J. Diggens, St. Ann's Lane; Published by R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand; Published by R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 1815-1817. (ROWLANDSON, THOMAS) First editions. 3 vols., Tall 8vo. Engraved colored title-page and 73 (of 74) hand-colored engraved plates in the Dance of Death and 25 hand-colored plates in the Dance of Life. vii, [5], [1]-295, [i]; [vi], 299; ii, [1]-285. Vol II LACKING FINAL PLATE ("The song now bursts beyond the bounds of time-"). Bound in full brown morocco, t.e.g., rest uncut, by Morrell, Binder, London. Fine. Abbey Life 263 & 264; Tooley 410 & 411

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        Bildnisse der Regenten Baierns aus der Wittelsbacher königlichem Stamme mit derselben biographischen Notizen

      München, Lithogr. Kunstanst. 1815. 43 x 31 cm. (50) Seiten mit 20 lithographierten Porträts von Maximilian Franck. Neuer Festeinband, Leineneinband - Thieme / Becker 12, 353 (Franck) - Winkler 223, 24-43 - Erste Ausgabe aus der Inkunabelzeit der Lithographie. Maximilian Franck (geb. um 1780 in Düsseldorf), Zeichenlehrer und für Senefelders lithographische Kunstanstalt als Steinzeichner tätig, schuf mehrere Folgen von Porträt-Inkunabeln der lithographischen Kreidezeichnung (Thieme / Becker). Porträts: Otto III., Ludwig I., Otto IV., Ludwig II. der Strenge, Ludwig IV., Stephan II., Johann II., Ernst I., Albert III., Albert IV., Wilhelm IV., Albert V., Wilhelm V., Maximilian I. Kurfürst, Ferdinand Maria, Maximilian Emanuel II., Karl VII. Kaiser, Maximilian Josef III., Karl Theodor von Pfalz-Bayern, Maximilian Josef. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar des bedeutenden Porträtwerkes, stellenweise leicht gebräunt und in den Blattecken fingerfleckig, Exlibris -

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

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

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        PARIS; during the interesting month of JULY, 1815. A series of letters, addressed to a friend in London

      London, Gale and Fenner, 1815.. FIRST EDITION, SIR WALTER SCOTT'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE AND BOOKPLATE, 8vo, 220 x 130 mm, 8.5" x 5", hand coloured frontispiece, black and white engraved vignette of Napoleon on title page, 2 hand coloured plates of members of the Imperial Guard, pages x, 165, (1 - advert), bound in contemporary half calf over patterned clofth sides, blind stamped decoration on covers, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt motifs in compartments, original gilt lettered morocco label. New leather just showing slightly on hinges, few slight marks to cloth, small faded strip at top of lower cover, corners slightly worn, inner paper hinges neatly repaired, 2 blank leaves before frontispiece slightly foxed, slight offsetting from colour plates onto facing pages, occasional pale fox spot, contents otherwise bright and clean. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a rare Napoleonic item. This copy is special as it belonged to Sir Walter Scott the famous novelist. He has pasted his bookplate to the front pastedown and he has signed the book at the top of the title page. The book was more recently in the library of Eric Quayle, noted collector and bibliographer and he has verified that the bookplate is indeed that of Scott and has signed a statement of that fact with his initials. The author recounts in some detail his stay in Paris after the Battle of Waterloo when all the allied troops were arriving in the capital. He makes a large number of visits to monuments, galeries, theatres and sites of touristic interest, while at the same time taking a deep interest in the actions of the allies. Napoleon and Wellington are mentioned in passing. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Discipline. a Novel. By the Author of 'Self-Control.'

      Boston: Wells and Lilly 1815 Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1815. First American edition (First London edition was 1814). 2 vols., 12mo. Vol. I: pp. [iii]-viii; [1]-314; vol. II: pp. [1]-314. Contemporary quarter morocco and boards (worn and scuffed but sound); first leaf of "Notes" (signature 22 in vol. II) bound after title leaf. Shaw & Shoemaker 34239; OCLC 6572776 (4 locations) . The rare American edition of the second of Mary Brunton's (1778-1818) three novels. "A great novel written in the first person which tells of a spoiled young woman's journey to maturity and love. Great details of the London season and Scottish city and country life. Novel covers great themes such as jealousy, pride, suicide, sexual harassment, the oppression of the poor, true friendship, and true love. The novel includes also a great ball scene, a fashionable auction scene, a wonderful masquerade scene, a scary madhouse scene, and some vivid depictions of the horror of poverty." - Cathy Decker

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        The Works of the Right Honorable Lord Byron, complete in four volumes, with three additional (7 volumes)

      London: John Murray. 1815-1819. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First edition, 7 volumes, 1815-1819. Full original tree calf 12mo's, 6.5 inches (16cm). The first collected edition of Byron's works, originally slated to comprise four volumes, all published in 1815, the fifth volume was added in 1817, and each subsequent year the publisher tacked on another volume, with the latest volume stated on the title page to complete the set (The Works of Byron, in five volumes; in six volumes; etc). Volumes in Very Good or better condition, with some fading to gilt on spine and slight offsetting to endpapers, though the contents appear bright and clean. Engraved bookplate appears on the front pastedown of each volume. The bookplate suggests ownership of the Scottish Halkett family of Pitfirrane Castle, as it features the head of an eagle with motto, "Fides sufficit" the family's motto, over "Pitfirrane". Contents: v.I: Childe Harold; v.II: The Giaour, Bride of Abydos; v.III: Corsair, Lara; v.IV: Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Poems, Hebrew Melodies; v.V: The Siege of Corinth, Parisina, Poems; v.VI: Prisoner of Chillon, Manfred, Lament of Tasso, &c.; v.VII: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Cantos III and IV.

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

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

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      Philadelphia: John Melish, 1815.. Folding map, 46 x 51 inches, partially handcolored, backed on linen. Laid in original three-quarter roan and marbled boards, linen ties affixed to spine. Contemporary signature on front board. Minor insect damage to linen, not affecting map. A very nice copy in fine contemporary condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The second map devoted to the state of Ohio, a greatly expanded and revised version of the first, issued in 1807. Hough and Bourne were General Land Office surveyors who took over and improved the work of the surveyor general of the United States, Jared F. Mansfield. Because of his position, Mansfield had access to original working materials of government agents. However, when he issued his MAP OF THE STATE OF OHIO FROM THE RETURNS IN THE OFFICE OF THE SURVEYOR GENERAL (1807), he issued it privately. Hough and Bourne evidently bought the copyright to Mansfield's work after he was killed in the War of 1812, then substantially expanded it, evidently based on their own work. This map, with their revisions, is "the first map of Ohio to show all the actual surveys within the inhabited part of the state" (Ristow). "This large and detailed map of Ohio shows rapid progress of the township grid from the original surveys in the eastern part of the state in the 1790s. In southern Ohio some of the areas claimed by land companies established in the colonial period were surveyed and parcelled out prior to 1795, and their irregular patterns, conforming more to topography than geometry, are in strong contrast to the tyranny of the grid. Similar collisions of old and new systems of land tenure and surveying can be seen elsewhere in the country, particularly along the lower Mississippi where a pattern of plantation strips running back from the river established by the French settlers encounters the later American squares. Such patterns in the landscape are best seen from airplanes; they reward the traveller with an atlas and a window seat" - Reese & Miles. The present copy contains the ownership signature of Charles Shaler, Esq., the former U.S. District Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania during the period from 1853 to 1857. A quite rare map, with no copy appearing in ANTIQUE MAP PRICE RECORDS, nor is there a copy in Rumsey. The Streeter copy, the last to appear in book auction records, was sold by this firm to the Yale Map Collection in 1982. REESE & MILES, CREATING AMERICA 57. OCLC 16881206. STREETER SALE 1354. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.627. SMITH, MAPPING OF OHIO, p.159. RISTOW, p.146.

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        The Journal of Llewellin Penrose, a Seaman

      Lon., 1815.. Novel of a seafaring life based on the author’s true experience. But the story is better than that. The author was William Williams, and he was the first teacher of American painter Benjamin West, whose recollections of Williams appear in the introduction to this work. The publisher had befriended Williams, only to discover, on Williams’ death, the manuscript, which he put into print. The book made quite a splash when it first came out, Byron is said to have remarked, “I have never read so much of a book at first sitting in my life. He kept me up half the night, and made me dream of him in the other half.” A scarce and unusual item, of equal interest to art and maritime historians. Four volumes bound in two.

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      P. Didot l'Ain?Paris: P. Didot l'Ainé, 1815. Hardcover. Striking Inlaid and Painted Morocco by a Czech Binder,Probably Executed in Chile. 445 x 286 mm (17 1/2 x 11 1/4"). vii, [i], 50, [4] pp. VERY DRAMATIC 19TH CENTURY DEEP PURPLE MOROCCO, ELABORATELY DECORATED IN GILT AND BLIND AS WELL AS INLAID AND PAINTED, BY F. HROMADA (stamp-signed at foot of front board), upper cover with thick- and thin-ruled gilt and black borders enclosing an elegant frame with shell-like cornerpieces formed by gilt and inlays painted green and white, the frame enclosing a large central title cartouche supported by two lovely gilded mermaids emerging from a foamy spray; lower cover with intricate inlaid strapwork in black extending the length of the cover, floral gilt cornerpieces, inlaid red and green morocco ornaments (at the middle of each side), and azured gilt decoration at various locations; raised bands, spine gilt in thick- and thin-ruled compartments, multiple-ruled gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, leather hinges. With extra engraved title and 109 ENGRAVED ARCHITECTURAL PLATES. Front free endpaper with library stamp of Geneva architect Albert Bourrit. Avery, p. 404; Graesse II, 550. For the binding: T. Holley & I. Espinosa, "Encuadernaciones Artististicas Hechas en Chile durante el Siglo 19," Santiago de Chile: I. Espinosa, 1986. Corners a bit bumped, joints and extremities a little rubbed (tiny crack at very top and bottom of front joint), isolated faint foxing or mild thumbing, otherwise A FINE COPY, the text uncharacteristically fresh and bright, the margins remarkably ample, and the memorable binding without any serious condition problems. This is an attractively illustrated work on the architecture of Tuscany--particularly Florence--in an unusually animated and imaginative binding by a Czech-Chilean artisan. French architects Auguste Henri Victor Grandjean de Montigny (1776-1850) and Auguste-Pierre-Sainte-Marie Famin (1776-1859) received the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1799 and 1801, respectively, and were thus enabled to spend four years each in Rome studying classical and Renaissance architecture. They were particularly captivated by the buildings of Tuscany, and considered Florence to be second only to Rome in its importance to Italian architecture: 85 of the plates here are devoted to Florentine buildings, and the others depict the architecture of Siena, Arezzo, Pistoia, Livorno, and Pisa. The illustrations are line drawings that include diagrams, facades, architectural detail, and appealing views demonstrating deep perspective (and 18 of the plates are elaborate and handsome title pages for the various chapters). The book's initial publication in 1806 stimulated interest in Italian Renaissance architecture, and it was reprinted in 1837, 1846, 1874, and 1923. After the fall of Napoleon I, Grandjean emigrated to Brazil, where he introduced Neoclassical structures and had a considerable and lasting influence on the architecture of that country. South America was also home to our binder, Francisco (Frantisek) Hromada, a Czech who was active as a gilder in Valparaiso, Chile, from about 1858 onwards. According to Holley and Espinosa, Hromada was, with Adolfo Boehme and Enrique Ahrens, one of the most distinguished Chilean binders of his day. While our large-format binding may (or may not) have been produced in Chile, it is very much in the European style, with strong Romantic elements (even if it was produced closer to 1850 than 1800). Whenever it was done, it is bursting with energy at the same time that it is elegant and carefully executed.

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        Spielalmanach für Karten-, Schach-, Bret-, Billard-, Kegel-, und Ball-Spieler zum Selbstunterrichte von Julius Caesar. Nach den gründlichsten Regeln und Gesetzen durchaus verbessert und mit neuen Spielen vermehrt

      Berlin, Hayn 1815.. XX, 396 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. Köhring 103. - "Abenstein" dürfte das Pseudonym von Christian Gottfried Flittner (1770-1828; Arzt, Apotheker und Verfasser einer großen Anzahl sexualaufklärerischer Schriften) sein. - Enthält u. a. das l`Hombrespiel, Whist, Tarok, Bostonspiel, Piquet, Alliance, Pharaospiel, Schach, Tokkateglispiel etc. Die Einleitung mit Passagen über "Moralität und Wahrscheinlichkeit beim Spiel" und historischen Exkursen. In den Abschnitten über die Spiele werden auch die "Betrügereien" behandelt. Unter den Ballspielen das "noch nirgends bearbeitete deutsche Ballspiel" (S. 382), eine besondere Form des Baseball-Spiels. - Gering berieben, schönes Exemplar!

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      19. MELI, Giovanni. BARKER, W. W., trans. THE COURTEOUS FAIRY and THE WORLD. Two Poems of the late John Meli in the Sicilian Dialect with biographical notes by the Abbe Contreras on the author; and the notes in the second edition of his works, to the poem of The World. Freely Translated into English Verse by W. W. Barker. Messina, 1815 to 1834. Quarto. 82ff. Manuscript on lined paper. Beautifully bound in full walnut crushed morocco, intricately gilt, with five raised bands. Crushed green morocco doublures with wide walnut morocco dentelles, also intricately gilt. Silk moire endleaves. Slipcase. T.e.g. Giovanni Meli (1740-1815) was a Sicilian physician, poet, essayist, and satirist from Cinisi, near Palermo. He held the chair in chemistry at the University of Palermo for twenty years, but his first love was Sicilian poetry. The Courteous Fairy ("La Fata Galanti") was his first substantial work in the Palermitan dialect, written at the age of 22, four years before his first published collection. Although much of Giovanni Meli's work has been translated into English and published, "La Fata Galanti" has yet to appear in print in English. The second title mentioned, "The World," would have probably been a translation of Meli's "L'Origini di lu Munnu," and is not actually included in the bound manuscript. William Wilton Barker (1769-1856) the translator, was the British consul in Messina. His wife was from Palermo, which could explain his proficiency in the Palermitan dialect. The poem tells of a would-be poet who rescues a toad from a peasant. The toad reveals itself to be the Courteous Fairy in disguise. She offers him any favor he desires, and he asks for her help in becoming a poet. They travel on a winged horse to the Isle of Falsehood, the Isle of Medicine, Mount Parnassus, and more. His soul separates from his body to go to the Underworld and on his fabulous journey he meets numerous figures of literature, myth and antiquity, gently satirizing them all. Finally the Fairy advises him to give up poetry for more realistic pursuits, and reveals herself to be the creation of his own fancy. John Howard Payne (1791 to 1852) was an American actor, playwright, and diplomat. Although discouraged by his family from entering the theater, he secretly publish

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      London: J. Rodwell, 1815. Fine, bookplates. A New Edition, Corrected Three volumes. xli [ii], 223p; 272p; [ii], 304p. Selected and translated by G.L. Way, with preface, notes, and appendix by G. Ellis. Illustrated with woodcuts by Thomas Bewick. Bound by Emile Rousselle in full mahogany crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with simple gilt titles and dates, elaborate dentelles & Hugo 4279; Tattersfield TB 2.167.

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        VUES DE LA CHINE et de la TARTARIE

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

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

      Albany: printed by Henry C. Southwick, 1815. Full Leather. Very Good +. Tall 8vo: 349,[1]pp, with 7 folding plans (one two-sided) in the main work of armies arrayed in varying battle formations and 10 woodcuts in the text of the final work illustrating aspects of torpedo warfare. Included in the pagination, with separate title page, is "Some anecdotes, relating to the life and writings of Nicolas Machiavel, collected from various authors" (pp. 287-322). Contemporary full sheep, spine in six compartments divided by double gilt rules, red morocco lettering piece gilt. A Very Good or better copy, binding secure and tight (boards pocked with one or two miniscule losses), pages toned but clean and supple, plans correctly folded and completely intact. Provenance: M. S. Hayes, in elegant contemporary script to first blank. Small ink stamp of Reuben Hayes to first and second blanks and edge of title page. Shaw & Shoemaker 35164. Translation of L'arte della guerra (first published 1521) and the first American edition of any work by Machiavelli. Essentially a series of seven Socratic dialogues between Cosimo Rucellai and Lord Fabrizio Colonna (probably Machiavelli himself), in which Fabrizio, who dominates the discussions, advocates adapting the form of the Roman Legion to the defense of Renaissance Florence and details how such an army should be raised, trained, organized, and deployed. The anonymous essay on torpedo warfare that fills the final 27 pages is introduced as follows: “The Author of the following Hints, has thought proper to take this method of giving private circulation to a description of some instruments of destruction . . .” Robert Fulton is referred to by name several times in the text and may, in fact, have been the author. British naval interference with American commerce had led Fulton to publish a work on torpedo warfare in 1810 (Sabin 26199), apparently before any other writer on the subject.

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      London: Keating, Brown and Keating,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1815. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 336 pages; The Key of Heaven or, a Posey of Prayers, Selected from Catholic Authors. (120 x 60 mm). Contemporary dark brown morroco stamped in gilt and blind, A. E. G. Condition: hinges professionally reinforced, light marginal toning to title and margins of first and last leaves. Provenance: Malacrida (large die cut armorial bookplate). Fore-edge view of Yorkminster. A scarce book in it's own right [WordlCat locates but one copy] the fore-edge painting makes it a desirable item, especially to collectors of Catholic literature or art. Exact dimensions are 2 7/8 x 13/16 x 5" . Adt'l graphics to book Itself, table of contents, etc available. .

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        A Narrative of the Events which have taken place in France,

      London: for John Murray,, 1815. From the Landing of Napoleon Bonaparte, on the 1st March, 1815, till the restoration of Louis XVIII. With an account of the present state of society and public opinion. Octavo. Finely bound by Morrell of London, c.1900, in blue half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides with a double gilt rule, burgundy coated endpapers, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece and plates, with an additional portrait plate of the author, dated 1816, bound in. Corners rubbed, a few white marks to rear cover, occasional mild spotting; a very good copy. First edition of this interestingly balanced account of Napoleon's France in its final phase, as witnessed by the poet and novelist Helen Maria Williams (1759–1827), a liberal Englishwoman who lived in Paris from 1790, witnessing (at first with great enthusiasm, later with dismay) the whole course of the French revolution and the rise and fall of Napoleon, and reporting on it in a series of books. She was naturalised as a French citizen in 1817, and is buried in Père Lachaise.

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

      London: R. Ackermann, 1815. [4], 400pp, [10]. Rebound in full morocco by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels filled with small flower heads, roundels and pointille, covers with an inner double fillet panel with elaborate corner pieces, an outer double fillet panel and an elaborate rolled frame of flowery stems and pointille, gilt roll to edges, gilt to inner edges, t.e.g. and marbled endpapers. Outer joints rubbed with some minor splitting, but holding, rubbed to extremities. Internally text is browned throughout, a few instances of small tears and chips to edges. Plates are tissue-guarded, these with off-setting, plates generally clean, though smaller than the text leaves. Lacking the preface leaves (pages 3-4), 'list of plates' leaf bound in at rear. With frontispiece, additional colour title page, double page map, single page map and fourteen plates as called for. The Cower and Doheny copy, Cower book plate to front pastedown and with the Doheny book label to ffep. Abbey Travel 166; Tooley 419; Rowlandson Grolier Catalogue 30. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good. Illus. by Rowlandson, Thomas. 8vo.

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        Monuments Anciens et Modernes de l'Hindoustan

      Paris: Didot, [1815-] 1821. 2 volumes in 3, small folio. (14 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches). Text: half-titles in each volume, folding table in vol. 1, 4pp errata and 2pp list of plates in rear of vol. 2. Atlas: engraved title with a large vignette after Henry Salt, 3 engraved maps hand-colored in outline, 143 engraved plates (12 hand-colored, and including 24 plates after Thomas Daniell). Contemporary French red calf-backed red paper boards, flat spines in six compartments divided by gilt roll tools, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments. A beautiful copy of the very rare large-paper first edition of Langles definitive work on India, profusely illustrated and including plates after Thomas Daniell. A contemporary review described this work as follows: "Doubtless it was a vast undertaking to give a complete description of the immense country of Hindostan; to trace its history; to set forth the religion and the manners of its inhabitants; to study and to design its antique monuments and its populous cities: such an undertaking required the united knowledge and talents of the geographer, the philologist, the historian, the philosopher, and the archaeologist. Several estimable artists have already made us acquainted with the picturesque views and the romantic sites of this interesting country, with the various and singular costumes of the Hindoos, and their prodigious monuments. Many learned Indianists have developed the mysteries, till then but imperfectly known, of the Brahmanic theology; and the most celebrated travellers, judicious antiquaries, and well-informed officers, have in almost every part extended their inquiries to the most minute details of topography. However, not one of them has been able to present us with a complete view of the country, whose several parts they have described. Far be it from us to refuse the well-deserved need of praise to the major part of these authors; but one man alone, a man of superior talent, placed in a situation which enabled him to take in with a single glance, to collate, compare, and digest into one body all the materials which had been furnished by so many and such able writers, has succeeded in forming them into one beautiful and symmetrical edifice. M. Langles is the person to whom we allude" (Port Folio, vol. XVI, July to December 1823, p. 252). Langles was the most noted Orientalist in France and served as the keeper of the Oriental manuscripts at the Royal Library. Published in 26 parts beginning in 1813, Brunet cites three issues: regular paper at 15fr per part, papier velin at 24fr per part and grande papier velin at 36fr per part. The illustrations notably include 24 plates after Thomas Daniell, as well as other views of ancient monuments after Forbes and others. The colour plates are largely after Indian miniatures in the Royal Library collection and are richly hand-coloured and heightened with gold. Brunet III, 819-820.

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

      London : Printed for John Murray, Albemarle Street; and J. Johnson and Co. St. Paul's Church Yard, 1815. 1st Edition. Description: 48p. 23cm. Subjects: Malthus, T. R. (Thomas Robert), 1766-1834. - Observations on the corn laws. Corn laws (Great Britain). Grain trade - Great Britain. Corn - Prices - Great Britain. Agriculture - Economic aspects - Great Britain. Publisher's 8 page catalogue to the rear and dated February, 1815. Spine title reads: Malthus - Import of Corn - 1815. Good copy in the original wrappers bound in later (19th century) aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-blocked black leather label to the spine. Spine bands and panels edges somewhat dust-dulled and rubbed as with age. Previous owner's notes/annotations attached to back of title page. Scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Rustic Hours Evening Les Heures Champêtres. La Soirée

      London: Tessari & Co., circa 1815. Colour printed stipple engraving with hand-finishing. 15 3/4 x 21 inches. 20 1/8 x 24 3/4 inches. A stunning print after Francis Wheatley, one of the most celebrated genre painters of his day. Wheatley was born and trained in London, and in 1769 was one of the first students admitted to the newly founded Royal Academy. Although he initially practiced as a landscape painter, by the mid 1770s he had become a popular painter of small-scale portraits and informal 'conversation-pieces'. From the 1780s onwards, Wheatley turned increasingly to sentimental domestic scenes that were perfectly attuned to the genteel sensibilities of the period. Today he is generally remembered for his Cries of London, which depicted street vendor such as milkmaids, and fruit sellers engaged in their trade on the street sides. This series was a great success, and inspired a myriad of different engravings and copies by celebrated artists such as Johan Zoffany and J. G. Huck. Wheatley's pretty genre paintings of rural and domestic life were a great source of inspiration for contemporary engravers who reproduced his work with industrious vigor. The popularity of these engravings greatly enhanced Wheatley's reputation, and made him one of the most celebrated painters of his day. Wheatley originally produced four images for the 'Rustic Hours' series which were engraved by H. Gillbank and published in 1800. The present plate is the Thouvenin issue. He is known to have worked on at least two of the images. The scene itself seems curiously theatrical: everyone arrayed in colorful clothes and all gathered in the garden. The husband has come home with his shovel over his shoulder, indicating that he works with his hands. This attention given to the life of agricultural families was something new to printmaking, an exaltation of the common man and English country life in general, based on the growing belief that that is where the soul of England lay. Roberts, F. Wheatley, R.A. His Life and Works p.44

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