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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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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

      [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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        HISTORY OF PERSIA FROM THE MOST EARLY PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME

      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.

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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.

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        SHOKUMON ZUE

      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.

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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.

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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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        TRAVELS TO THE SOURCE OF THE MISSOURI RIVER AND ACROSS THE AMERICAN CONTINENT TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. PERFORMED BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IN THE YEARS 1804, 1805, AND 1806

      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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