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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE AUX GLACIERS DE CHAMOUNI.

      PARIS, DIDOT L'AINÉ, 1815Eccellenti Cartone ITALIANO Legatura originale in cartone colore verde smeraldo. 14 pagine numerate, compresi occhiello, frontespizio, indice delle tavole e Tableau Général de la Vallée de Chamouni. 7 magnifiche tavole fuori testo incise all'acquatinta color seppia e 16 pagine non numerate di descrizione delle tavole, intercalate alla tavole stesse. Le bellissime vedute rappresentano: Vue de la Csscade de Nant d'Erpenas- Vue du Mont Blanc - Vue du Lac de Chêde - Vue du Glacier des Bois - Vue de la Mer de Glace - Vue du Mont Blanc prise du Couvercle - Vue prise de la Flégère. Le incisioni risultano opera, di Gabriel Lory (2) e di Mathias Lory (5)

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        Struggles through life, exemplified in the various travels and adventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, of John Harriott, Esq

      London: Pr. for the author, 1815. 12mo (18 cm, 7.1"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., xvxv, [1], 443, [1] pp. II: xii, 428, [2] pp. III: vii, [1], 479, [1] pp. (lacking pp. 69–72); 1 fold. plt., 1 plt. Autobiography of => one of the founders of the Thames police, a clever and independent mariner who went adventuring around the world before settling down to become an Essex justice of the peace and eventually Resident Magistrate of the Thames River Police (a.k.a. the Marine Police Force, sometimes called England's first official police force). Here he looks back on his remarkably varied youthful escapades, including travelling in the merchant-service, visiting "the Savages in North America," meeting the King of Denmark, serving in the East India Company's military service, and narrowly escaping such dangers as tigers, poisonous snakes, floods, fires, and scamming fathers-in-law. If the narrator is to be believed, the two issues that caused him the chiefest distress in life were pecuniary difficulties and other people's unchivalrous treatment of women. He also has much to say about law and business in the New World and the Old, slavery in America, forcible incarceration in private madhouses (with excerpts from a first-person account of such), and the nature of farming in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as the state of affairs in Washington, DC, and, of course, the history of the creation of the Thames police. Vol. I opens with a steel-engraved portrait of the author, done by Henry Cook after Hervé; vol. III is illustrated with an => oversized, folding plate of a water-engine intended for millwork, devised by the author, and a plate of another of his inventions: the automated "chamber fire escape", which enables anyone to lower him- or herself from a high window. This is the third edition, following the first of 1807. NSTC H625; Sabin 30461. Contemporary speckled sheep, spines with gilt-stamped leather title-labels; vol. I with joints and extremities refurbished, vols. II and III with spines and edges rubbed, old strips of library tape reinforcing spine heads. Ex–social club library: 19th-century bookplates, call number on endpapers, pressure-stamp on title-pages, vols. II and III with paper shelving labels at top of spines (vol. I showing signs of now-absent label). Vol. I title-page with offsetting from frontispiece; vol. III with pp. 69–72 excised (two leaves of a rather long religious-themed letter from Harriott to his son) and with upper portion of one leaf crumpled, reinforced some time ago. Some light age-toning, intermittent small spots of foxing and ink-staining, pages generally clean. => Utterly absorbing.

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        The Criminal Recorder, Or, Biographical Sketches of Notorious Characters: Including Murderers, Traitors, Pirates, Mutineers, Incendiaries, Defrauders, Rioters, Sharpers, Highwaymen, Footpads, Pickpockets, Swindlers, Housebreakers, Coiners, Receivers, Extortioners and Other Noted Persons Who Have Suffered the Sentence of the Law for Criminal Offences. Embracing a Variety of Curious and Singular Cases, Anecdotes, &c. With Occasional Notes, illustrated with elegant Engravings by the first Artists. In two volumes

      Nottingham: Printed and Sold by R. Dowson, Market-place, 1815. 2 vols., 8vo, iv, (5)-686; 641pp., including an index to each volume. With a frontispiece portrait to each volume, 7 portraits in vol. 1, and one portrait in vol. 2. Retrospective mottled calf, gilt-panelled backstrips, red and black labels, gilt edges, a fine copy in a sympathetic modern binding. First printed in four volumes in 1804, all early editions seem to be very uncommon although the printings were surely quite large as they were sensational gutter journalism produced for mass consumption. The indexes are very helpful as they define the crime and punishment for every case. One fascinating example is Òhalf-hangedÓ John Smith who survived the death penalty by hanging for 15 minutes alive before being cut down, and miraculously escaped conviction twice more for criminal acts by sheer luck.

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        AN AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF THE SECOND WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE, Comprising Details of the Military and Naval Operations, from the Commencement to the Close of the Recent War: Enriched with Numerous Geographical and Biographical Notes

      Auburn, [N.Y.]: J.G. Hathaway; Kellogg & Beardslee Printers, Manlius, 1815. Two volumes. 12mo (in sixes). [Leaf height: 16.4 cm.] 228, 94, [2] pages and 264, 129, [1 blank], [2] pages. Final leaf in each volume consists of an index and errata. Original sheep; vol. I rebacked in modern leather with new leather title label on spine. Spine of vol. II nears original leather label, gilt rules, and small gilt decorations in four compartments. New volume number labels on spines of both volumes. A good set. Spine of vol. II with some wear and endcaps professionally rebuilt. Corners worn, a few scratches and small spots to boards. Upper 1.5 cm of title page of vol. I excised (evidently to remove previous owner's name), with loss of the initial article ("An") of the printed title. The end of the owner's inscription remains and it was evidently written by Henry Shriver, Jun., of Bath, whose similar inscription appears at the head of the title page of vol. II. The inscriptions are dated April 29 and May 1, 1816, respectively. Slightly later name of Edward Townsend on front free endpaper and first page of text in each volume. Marginal chipping to the leaf comprising pp. 13-14 in vol. I, affecting a few letters in three to four words on each page, all of which are easily inferred from context. Light foxing and toning as expected. Preceded by several editions of 1814-1815, which were issued under two variant titles: "Views on Lake Erie ... " and "Views of the Campaigns of the Northwestern Army ..." However, this is the FIRST AUBURN EDITION, the FIRST WITH THIS TITLE, and, according to Howes, "THE BEST EDITION." Samuel R. Brown (1775-1817) served as a private in the Ohio militia. He "partook of the pursuit of British forces following the battle of Lake Erie ... Brown fought at the Thames, but felt sympathy for the Native Americans.... Includes topographical observations." --Fredriksen, "War of 1812 Eyewitness Accounts," 236. "Strongly pro-American, anti-British, narration of the War of 1812. Appendix includes treaties with Britain and with the Indians and assorted other documents." --Smith 38. Howes (2nd ed.) B866. Sabin 8556. AI 34233.

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        The Adventures of Captain Gulliver, In a Voyage to Lilliput.

      Glasgow: Published by J. Lumsden and Son 1815 - 16mo, 105 x 62 mms., pp. [3] - 47, woodcut frontispiece and eleven woodcut illustrations in text, original light purple printed wrappers, with page 47 being the recto of the rear cover, with a humorous dual face - anger/laughter - depending on which way up it is; spine a little worn, but a very good copy. The title-page does not attribute the work to Swift nor assert that it is abridged from his works, and it bears some relation to the first book of Gulliver's Travels. Part of Ross's Juvenile Library. Another edition with a similar title was published in Glasgow by J. and M. Robertson in 1799. This might be a reprint. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Aus einer unter diesem Titel bei Carl Delén in Stockholm 1815 in Schwedischer Sprache erschienenen Druckschrift frei übersetzt, und mit einer Beilage, bis seine Lebensgeschichte erscheint, vermehrt.

      Pyrmont, 1815. 8:o. 124 s. Något solkigt titelblad, enstaka småfläckar. Grönt hkbd från slutet av 1800-talet. Från Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Översättning av "Handlingar rörande hof-sekreteraren Carl Adolf Bohemanns i sitt fädernesland Swerige åren 1803 och 1814 inträffade missöden", utgiven 1815. Carl Adolf Boheman (1764-1831) från Jönköping var en ledande frimurare, aktiv inom Illuminatiorden. Han var huvudsakligen verksam i Hamburg och i Danmark. Under förmyndartiden hade han kontakt med Reuterholm och under åren 1802-03 var han verksam i Stockholm, med stort inflytande över hertig Karl. Han blev utnämnd till hovsekreterare, erhöll svenska frimureriets högsta grad och inrättade en filial av Illuminatiorden i Stockholm. Då denna orden även sysslade med politik blev den dock snart föremål för Gustav IV Adolfs misstroende, och Boheman häktades och utvisades. Han blev även utvisad från Danmark och bosatte sig hos fursten av Waldeck. År 1814 kom han tillbaka till Sverige och krävde upprättelse och skadestånd, men blev åter utvisad. Han hade i samtiden stort rykte om insikter i frimureriets visdomar

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        On the Relation between the Specific Gravities of Bodies in their Gaseous State and the Weights of their Atoms. In: Annals of Philosophy, Vol. VI, July to December 1815

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

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        THE PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE; OR SCENOGRAPHIC PROJECTION: Containing Universal Rules for Delineating Designs on Various Surfaces, and Taking Views from Nature, by the Most Simple and Expeditious Methods. To Which Are Added, Rules for Shadowing and the Elements of painting. Illustrated with Fifty-One Plates.

      Printed for Samuel Leigh., London 1815 - Brown was an architect and "professor of perspective." Folio. xviii,96pp. Uncut. Plus a color aquatint frontispiece and 50 lithographic plates. Rebound in tan calf, red morocco spine label, over boards. Frontispiece & title lightly soiled. Ownership signature dated 1830 on a preliminary bank. Old private library blindstamp at top of title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pandectae Justinianeae, in novum ordinem digestae, cum legibus Codicis et Novellisquae jus Pandectarum confirmant, explicant, aut abrogant, Auctore Roberto-Josepho Pothier,aurelianensi, juris utriusque Doctore, aureliae antecessore, ibidemque consiliariorum inpraesidiali judicum concessu decano . Editio quarta, quamplurimis, quae in priores editionesirrepserant, mendis expurgata, et, quoad textus Digestorum, ex Gregorii Haloandri, FrancisciTaurellii, Dionysii Gothofredi, Georgii-Christiani Gebaueri, Georgiique-Augusti Spangenbergiilectionibus ; quoad textus vero juris ante-Justinianei, ex optima . Gustavi Hugonis editione,Berolini publicata anno Ch. 1815, accuratissime recognita, curis et vigiliis Nicolai?Latruffe, Barro-Sequani, in Curiis

      - TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE COMPLET DES TROIS VOLUMES ORNED' UN SUPERB PORTRAIT DE POTHIER AUTEUR: Robert Joseph POTHIER; Justinien, empereur de Byzance); NicolasLatruffe-Montmeylian, avocat aÌ? la Cour de cassation Paris); Belin-Leprieur; Rene?Nouzou, imprimeur-libraire); TITRE:.Pandectae Justinianeae, in novum ordinem digestae, cum legibus Codicis et Novellisquae jus Pandectarum confirmant, explicant, aut abrogant, Auctore Roberto-Josepho Pothier,aurelianensi, juris utriusque Doctore, aureliae antecessore, ibidemque consiliariorum inpraesidiali judicum concessu decano . Editio quarta, quamplurimis, quae in priores editionesirrepserant, mendis expurgata, et, quoad textus Digestorum, ex Gregorii Haloandri, FrancisciTaurellii, Dionysii Gothofredi, Georgii-Christiani Gebaueri, Georgiique-Augusti Spangenbergiilectionibus ; quoad textus vero juris ante-Justinianei, ex optima . Gustavi Hugonis editione,Berolini publicata anno Ch. 1815, accuratissime recognita, curis et vigiliis Nicolai?Latruffe, Barro-Sequani, in Curiis Parisiensibus caussarum patroni LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Parisiis : Apud Belin-Leprieur ; E? typis Nouzou [puis] e?typis Chanson, 1818-1821., 1818-1821. COLLATION: 3 volumes([4], 24, CLXXVI, 676 p. ; XXVIII, 951, [1] p. ; [4], XXVI, 893, [1] p.); FORMAT: In- Folio ( 41 x 28 cm ) RELIURE: Reliure en plein veau glacé prune, lisse orné de jolis fers dorés décoratifs etdes filets à froid. Triple filets d'encadrement des plats, roulettes sur les coupes et toutestranches jaspées. ILLUSTRATIONS: Un superbe portrait lithographié en frontispice. Un planche dépliante d'unfac-simie. ETAT: Reliures solides et de bon aspect. Les dos insolés de façon uniforme. Le cuir présentequelques frottements d'usage sans gravité, coins en très bon état. Intérieur frais , quelquesrousseurs n'empêchent pas la lecture. POIDS: 13 kg NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disionari piemontèis, italian, latin e fransèis

      Barbiè,, Carmagnola, 1815 - Tre volumi di cm. 20, pp. (4), 508; 496; 627. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con punte, dorsi lisci con fregi a secco e titoli in oro su doppi taselli. Qualche leggera brunitura, ma esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Completo delle pp. 607-627 dell'ultimo volume, spesso mancanti. Alla p. 245 del terzo volume inizia la lunga appendice all'opera. Edizione originale, non comune di uno dei più celebri dizionari del dialetto piemontese. Cfr. Prati, 692. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Changing Horses to the Mail Coach

      [N.p., but London: n.d., but 1815]. Aquatint printed in brown, coloured by hand, by R. Havell. (Trimmed to the image and mounted).12 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches. A classic Pollard image from the great age of coaching. James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing. In all his work he took great pains over accuracy. "Changing Horses to the Mail Coach is the first of four prints after James Pollard illustrating this familiar scene on the road" (Selway, The Regency Road, p. 50). Mail was transported in Great Britain via Royal Mail coaches beginning in 1784. They traveled over ever improving roads, thanks to "macadamized" roads, until 1838 when the task was given to the railways. The changing of the mail horses is said to have been accomplished in later years in as little as 45 seconds. Selway James Pollard , p. 40; Selway, Regency Road I.

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

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

      Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1815 - 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 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Black, Parry, & Co. / T. Hamilton, London 1815 - The corrected third edition .xvi, folding map, 400 pp + 8 plates, complete. Newly rebacked, original boards, original spine and red morocco spine label laid down over new backing leather. 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A new and complete system of Universal Geography;

      London, for Thomas Kelly, by Rider and Weed,, 1815–17. Or, an authentic history and interesting description of the Whole World, and its inhabitants … With faithful Accounts of all the New Discoveries … Embellished with numerous Engravings … forming an Ornamental and Complete Atlas. 2 volumes, quarto (261 × 213 mm). Handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf, spines richly gilt in compartments, wide raised bands gilt on stained black grounds, red morocco labels, sides with gilt Greek key panel border rolls, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title-page in each volume, 32 engraved maps (of which 14 are folding) and 40 engraved plates. Spines lightly rubbed, joints tender, small scratches to sides, corners just worn, a little faint browning or offsetting internally, still an excellent copy. First Edition. The firm of Thomas Kelly, famous for Kelly's Directory, was founded in 1799 and carried on the Paternoster Row tradition of publishing this and similar compendia of useful information, copiously illustrated, for the growing middle class readership.

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        Circular. Desde que D. José Artigas vió recompensados pródigamente sus primeros trabajos y apenas llego al ultimo grado con que podia ser distinguido

      Buenos Ayres: Imprenta de Niños Expòsitos, 1815. First edition. 1 leaf. Faint marginal stain in one corner else a very good copy with a horizontal crease, light edgewear. 4to. Signed in ink by the author, with his rubric; dated Marzo 30 de 1815. Furlong provides an image of the second page. Buenos Ayres was worried as respect for Artigas and his ideas grew and desertion and discontent was speading. OCLC shows two copies: JCB and BN Chile. Furlong IV, 3166. Zinny: Bibliografía histórica p.127, No. 12.

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        FIRST LINES OF THE PRACTICE OF SURGERY

      1815. ISAIAH THOMAS'S COPY COOPER, SAMUEL. THE FIRST LINES OF THE PRACTICE OF SURGERY: BEING AN ELEMENTARY WORK FOR STUDENTS, AND A CONCISE BOOK OF REFERENCE FOR PRACTITIONERS. Hanover: Published by Justin Hinds, 1815. Second American Edition from the third London Edition. In two parts with nine listed plates, all present. xx. 463 pp. This is Isaiah Thomas's copy given to the American Antiquarian Society with his inscription to that effect. The book was purchased from a local Boston institution which had received the book many years before. Ex-Library. The book is quite worn and the hinges weak, enclosed in a custom clamshell box.

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        Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders,

      1815. Alken's First Published WorkThe Comic Foibles of Amateur Horsemen[ALKEN, Henry]. Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders, or the reverse of Sporting Phrases taken from the Work entitled Indispensable Accomplishments... [by] Ben Tally Ho, an occasional Visitor in Leicestershire. London: S. & J. Fuller, 1st Septr, 1815.First edition, watermarked J. Whatman 1815. Oblong folio (10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in; 270 x 362 mm). Engraved title and seven hand-colored engraved plates. uncut.Late nineteenth century crushed crimson morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spine with four raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Original printed gray wrappers bound-in. Occasional light smudges to margins, damp-stain to lower right corner of last plate, not affecting image, otherwise an excellent copy of Alken's first published work. A second edition appeared in 1821. Though Siltzer notes an earlier edition of 1811, no other bibliographer has noted such and there are no records of an 1811 edition found in international institutional libraries, nor in auction records within the last thirty-five years. The issue under notice is found in only six libraries worldwide. Alken's satiric reposte to Frankland's Indispensable Accomplishments, taking the Frankland ("Billesdon Coplow") scenes and captions and turning them on their ear, specifically on the rider's behind as he's tossed hither and yon by a horse clearly more in control of things than the rider, who is finally carried off the field of comic disaster by his friends.The Plates:1. Going along a slapping pace...2. Topping a Flight of Rails...3. Charging an Ox-fence...with good Success.4. Got in and getting out...very clever.5. Facing a Brook. Verifying the old Adage, look before you leap.6. Swishing at a Rasper...7. Returning home in Triumph. He disdain'd a Slothful Easy Life, so took to hunting.Schwerdt I, p. 20. Siltzer, p. 69. Tooley 44.

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        Fabrique à Vicenza

      Parigi, Debucourt, 1815 - Splendida veduta panoramica animata. Acquatinta seppiata mm. 190x250 relativi alla sola parte inc. + ampi marg. bianchi ancora in barbe. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Debucourt (1755-1832), fu pittore e incisore; abbandonò definitivamente la pittura nel 1875 dedicandosi esclusivamente all'incisione di riproduzione (acquatinta, bulino, maniera nera) riprendendo disegni propri e di C. Verne. (Per notizie sull'a. e sulla seguente opera cfr. Benezit III, pp.409-411)

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        LETTERS FROM FRANCE Written By A Modern Tourist in that Country and Descriptive of Some of the Most Amusing Manners and Customs of the French With Characteristic Illustrations from Drawings Taken on the Spot

      London: T. Sotheran, 1815.. 1st edn. 8vo. Rebound in gilt lettered half green morocco on marbled paper-laid boards (VG). Pp. 43 (no inscriptions), illus with 10 engraved plates. .

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

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

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        Chemical Essay, principally relating to the Arts and Manufactures of the British Dominions

      23 engraved plates (several lightly browned with faint offsetting onto opposing pages). Five vols. Small 8vo, attractive cont. patterned cloth, red leather labels on spines. London: Printed for the Author, 1815. First edition, and a lovely set, of "an important work in which Parkes gives a detailed account of the chemically based industries of the early nineteenth century. Included are chapters on the manufacture of glass, dyes and pigments, bleaching, soapmaking, acids, alkalies, salts, metals, nonmetals, ceramics, pottery, glazes, mortars, cements, leather tanning, distillation, and brewing. 'In selecting the subjects, the author has fixed upon those which seem to have been the least examined by other chemical writers' (I, vii)...The plates are of fine quality, clear and precise. A detailed index to the five volumes completes the work."-Neville, II, p. 265-(our copy's collation identical to Neville's). Parkes (1761-1825), was a soapmaker and technical chemist. Fine set of a popular work. There were later editions in English and translations into German, French, and Italian. ❧ Cole 1006-"A collection of essays on industrial processes by a practical manufacturing chemist. The essays contain much of historical interest. The plates are for the most part from the original drawings of equipment for new processes." Partington, III, p. 706. .

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        The Panorama of Science and Art. 2 volume set

      Nuttall, Fisher and Dixon, Liverpool 1815 - xii, 626pp; x, 862pp. 49 illustrative engravings. 'Embracing the Sciences of Aerostation, Agriculture and Gardening, Architecture, Astronomy, Chemistry, Electricity, Galvanism, Hydrostatics and Hydraulics, Magnetism, Mechanics, Optics and Pneumatics: The Arts of Building, Brewing, Bleaching, Ink-making, Japanning, Lacquering, Millwork, Moulding, and Casting in Plaster, Painting, Staining Glass, Staining Wood, and Varnsihing: The Methods of Working in Wood and Metal, applicable in Annealing, Boring and Drilling, Filing, Grinding, Tempering Steel, Making Screws, Soldering, Common and Elliptic Turning, &c. And a Miscellaneous Selection of Interesting and Useful Processes and Experiments'. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Leather scuffed and edge worn. Browning to plates and offsetting. Contents tight [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE COSTUME OF THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS

      Published by R. Havell, 1815. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. From the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century to Which is Added that of the Gothic Nations on the Western Coasts of the Baltic, the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes. Very large format. 16 x 12". 24 hand-coloured plates. Blue cloth, gilt titles. Library binding. ALthough ex-library there is just one small library stamp to verso of title page and shelf number to base of spine. Inner edge of colour title page is creased. Overall a bright copy. A few foxspots to contents. [S]

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

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket. Boards and spine rubbed darkened. Inner hinge cracking. Sporadic foxing. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1815. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover over marbled boards. viii, 167pp :: Embellished and illustrated with a correct map of the island; view of the town; Plates of the churches, castles, and other public buildings, gentlemen's seats, etc. [29 engraved plates] :: 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: Containing an interesting account of the island; its government, civil, military, and ecclesiastical; peculiar privileges, customs, etc with particulars of the the neighbouring islands of Alderney, Serk, and Jersey. Compiled from the valuable collections of the late Henry Budd Esq. .

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        MEMORIE OF THE SOMERVILLES Being A History Of The Baronial House Of Somerville Volumes I & II [Complete]

      Edinburgh [&] London: Archibald Constable And Co. [&] Longman Hurst Rees Orme And Brown, 1815.. 1st edn. 2 vols. Tall 8vo. Contemporary gilt lettered full brown calf (rebacked with original spines neatly relaid and new endpapers - a VG set of the scarce work). Pp. xii + 497 [&] 487 (with 1875 inscriptions and armorial bookplates in prelims of each volume, with manuscript leaves bound-in and with some newspaper cuttings relatiing to the family pasted onto rear endpapers), illus with b&w engraved plates. .

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        Plan d'éducation pour les enfans pauvres, d'après les deux méthodes combinées du docteur Bell et de M. Lancaster.

      Londres, Berthoud et Wheatley 1815 - in-8, XXIV-144 pp., avec une pl. "in fine", maroquin vert à long grain, dos lisse orné alternativement de riches fleurons et de grecques dorés, encadrement de double filet et de torsade dorés sur les plats, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire. Rare édition originale, à l'adresse de Londres, que l'on voit beaucoup moins souvent que les deux éditions parisiennes de 1816 et 1819. Elle est aussi moins développée. Granier, Bibliographie charitable, 872. Exemplaire de von der Mühlen (Bavière), avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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        Ancient Topography Of London; Containing Not Only Views Of Buildings, Which In Many Instances No Longer Exist, and For the Most Part Were Never Before Published; But Some Account Of Places And Customs Either Unknown Or Overlooked By The London Historians

      London: John Thomas Smith et al, 1815. First edition. Hardcover. Modern three quarter green morocco and marbled boards, backstrip decorated and lettered in gilt. Near fine. /No Dust Jacket. 82 pages. 36 x 30 cm. Colored title page and 32 full-page plates. BRYAN Vol. V, p94. "This work completed in 1815 contains 32 plates boldly etched in a style like that of Piranesi. In 1816 Smith was appointed Keeper of the Prints in the British Museum." 19th century owner inscription, plate offsetting, some plate toning, mostly marginal to approximately one third of the plates.

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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

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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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        THE FOWLER CONTAINING RULES FOR TAKING EVERY SPECIES OF LAND AND WATER FOWL, WHETHER BY FOWLING PIECE, NET, ENGINE OR OTHERWISE

      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.

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        COLUMBIAN GEOGRAPHY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF GEOGRAPHY, IN GENERAL

      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.

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        UNE ANNEE DE LA VIE DE L’EMPEREUR NAPOLEON OU PRECIS HISTORIQUE DE TOUT CE QUI S’EST PASSE DEPUIS LE 1erAVRIL 1814 JUSQU’AU 21 MARS 1815 RELATIVEMENT A SA MAJESTE ET AUX BRAVES QUI L’ONT ACCOMPAGNEE, CONTENANT SON DEPART DE FONTAINEBLEAU, SON EMBARQUEMENT A SAINT-RAPHAEL PRES FREJUS, SON ARRIVEE A PORTO-FERRAJO, SON SEJOUR A L’ILE D’ELBE, ET SON RETOUR A PARIS. Napoleon CENT JOURS Edition de 1815

      EDITIONS ALEXIS EYMERY, PARIS, 1815 - UNE ANNEE DE LA VIE DE L’EMPEREUR NAPOLEON OU PRECIS HISTORIQUE DE TOUT CE QUI S’EST PASSE DEPUIS LE 1erAVRIL 1814 JUSQU’AU 21 MARS 1815 RELATIVEMENT A SA MAJESTE ET AUX BRAVES QUI L’ONT ACCOMPAGNEE, CONTENANT SON DEPART DE FONTAINEBLEAU, SON EMBARQUEMENT A SAINT-RAPHAEL PRES FREJUS, SON ARRIVEE A PORTO-FERRAJO, SON SEJOUR A L’ILE D’ELBE, ET SON RETOUR A PARIS. Par A.D.B. M.°°° (MONIER) LIEUTENANT DE GRENADIERS EDITIONS ALEXIS EYMERY, PARIS, 1815 EDITION DEFINITIVE. RELIE , 204 PAGES ILLUSTRE D’UNE BELLE GRAVURE ALLEGORIQUE (LA FRANCE SOULEVE LE VOILE QUI LA COUVRAIT ET RENAIT À L’ESPERANCE (20 MARS 1815) « Et ce peuple qu’on nous peint si atroce, ces soldats qui ne sont habitués qu’au carnage, que répondaient-ils à toutes les provocations ? Ils attendaient paisiblement le retour du printemps et de la violette. Ils buvaient gaiement à la santé du camarade la Violette. S’ils faisaient un petit repas entre eux, ils laissaient vide la place de ce bon père la Violette, qui se faisait tant attendre au gré de leur impatience; car c’était ainsi que tous les soldats appelaient en France, dans leur affection, celui que ses grenadiers fidèles et chéris nommaient, à l’île d’Elbe, Jean de l’Épée. » LES ADIEUX DE FONTAINEBLEAU, L’EXIL À L’ILE D’ELBE, LE DEBARQUEMENT DE GOLFE JUAN, LE « VOL DE L’AIGLE » JUSQU’À PARIS ET LE POUVOIR RETROUVE AU MILIEU DE LA LIESSE DE SES PARTISANS ET DE L’ENTHOUSIASME POPULAIRE A LA FIN MARS 1815. DOCUMENT HISTORIQUE, PUBLIE À CHAUD PENDANT LES CENT-JOURS PAR UN TEMOIN OCULAIRE PARTISAN DE L’EMPEREUR. RELIURE POSTERIEURE .IMPRESSION SUR PAPIER CHIFFON RARE PIECE DE COLLECTION NAPOLEONIENNE DATEE DE 1815 BON ETAT POSSIBILITE DE REGLEMENT EN PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER SI L'ETAT NE CONVIENT PAS, JE REPRENDS LE LIVRE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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]

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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.

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