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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Journal of Llewellin Penrose, a Seaman

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

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Spielalmanach für Karten-, Schach-, Bret-, Billard-, Kegel-, und Ball-Spieler zum Selbstunterrichte von Julius Caesar. Nach den gründlichsten Regeln und Gesetzen durchaus verbessert und mit neuen Spielen vermehrt

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

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

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

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        VUES DE LA CHINE et de la TARTARIE

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Naples and the Campagna Felice in a Series of Letters Addressed to a Friend in England in 1802

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

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Monuments Anciens et Modernes de l'Hindoustan

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Rustic Hours Evening Les Heures Champêtres. La Soirée

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

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        The Complete [Compleat] Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation: being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing. In Two Parts. [Bagster's Second Edition]. LARGE PAPER IN THEMED BINDING

      Printed by R. Watts for Samuel Bagster in the Strand, 1815. Roy. 8vo., Second Edition thus, Large Paper, with engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved and printed titles (the former a facsimile of the first edition title), 12 engraved plates (including one of tackle and 2 musical scores) and 35 woodcut illustrations, facsimiles and maps in the text, some light and generally inoffensive age-staining; handsomely bound in later nineteenth-century dark green full calf, sides with double frame border enclosing lozenges tooled with fish, crewels and angling scenes all in gilt, back with four flat bands framed in gilt, second compartment with red leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, other four compartments tooled in gilt with fish, crewel, angling scene, fish in descending order, all edges gilt, marbled edges, gilt doublures, very neatly rebacked to style, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. A short tear in K2 professionally repaired. The 'present editor' is Henry Ellis of the British Museum. The text is collated with that of 1676 (the last published during Walton's life) together with several corrections and the most complete Index to date. The engravings of fish are a new series; the facsimile signatures appear here for the first time, the plates are mostly by Audinet after Wale. A lovely, albeit slightly aged, copy in unusual themed binding. LARGE PAPER COPIES ARE SCARCE. Coigney 21; Oliver 19; Slater p. 28; Westwood & Satchell pp.224-25 . Catalogs: sports & pastimes: angling.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Viaggio di La Perouse intorno al Mondo

      Milan,: Dalla Tipgrafia Sonzogno e Comp., 1815.. Four volumes bound in two, small octavo, with a folding world map outlined in colour and 16 hand-coloured plates; a nice set in contemporary quarter calf, flat spines gilt, the marbled sides a little rubbed. Quite uncommon: the first Italian edition of the voyages of La PÈrouse, with a lovely series of handcoloured plates based on the original images of Gaspard DuchÈ de Vancy done for the official French edition. Part of their charm lies in the way that they have been simplified to suit the format of the Italian edition.The existence of this Italian edition is testament to La PÈrouse's enduring fame throughout Europe, appearing as it did before even Captain Cook's voyages were translated (Navigazioni di Cook, 1816-17).It was almost fifteen more years before Peter Dillon published his discovery of the wreck of the Astrolabe and Boussole on Vanikoro and the map for this edition therefore still shows La PÈrouse's track finishing at Botany Bay. The disappearance of the entire La PÈrouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage. While primarily a voyage of exploration and discovery, the possibilities of the fur trade and of French expansion into the Pacific and Asia were evidently investigated in depth. La PÈrouse's habit of forwarding records whenever opportunity offered ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay.'Published as part of a series, Raccolta di Viaggi dopo quelli di Cook, of which, according to a series title, this comprised Volumes I-IV but is complete in itself. Strathern also lists a Livorno 1827 edition and a Naples 1831 edition. There is also a Naples 1833 edition' (Forbes). It was evidently sold by subscription: two extensive lists of subscribers appear at the end of the first and last volumes (respectively 26 and 27 pp., so a serious business). In both of them the name of Lover or Lovera figures, who is identified as being from Milan. "G. Lovera" also appears in gilt on the spines of the two volumes..Ferguson, 609; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 445; McLaren, 'LapÈrouse in the Pacific', 25.

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        The Holy Bible' Finely Bound 3 Volume Edition from 1815

      White, Cochrane, and Co., 1815. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Finely bound 1815 Edition, The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, and the Apocrypha. (In 3 Volumes). White, Cochrane, and Co., 1815. An exquisite edition of this 3 volume set of Christianity's most sacred book. Engravings by Charles Heath, from designs by Richard Westall, R.A. Amazing contemporary fine leather binding with elaborate gilt tooling on spine and boards. Gold page edges. All illustrations have tissue guards. One of most beautiful renditions of the Holy Bible ever made. Oversized books. Boards rubbed and bumped. Tightly bound. Foxing and occasional spotting on pages throughout. Overall in good condition.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, and the Apocrypha

      London: White, Cochrane and Co., 1815. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [642]; Volume Two - [426] and Volume Three - [622]. Uniform contemporary straight grain morocco, semi-raised bands, spines in four panels, title in gilt to second panel, illustrator to third, remaining panels with central quatrefoil surrounded by volutes and roundels, covers with gilt single fillet inner frame bordered with blind double fillet with corner roundels, a single fillet broken outer frame with roundels to centres joined with a semi-circle, which is in turn framed by a single fillet border, again bordered by a blind double fillet, gilt to corner edges, and gilt to inner dentelles, a.e.g., paste endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities and covers. Internally some light foxing and dust-staining, but generally fairly clean. Scuffing to rear pastedown of volume one, and front pastedowns of volumes two and three where bookplates have been removed. Bookseller/ bookbinders label of Ellis of Manchester to reverse of front endpaper in volume one. With two engraved titles and twenty-nine full page engraved plates engraved by Heath after designs by Westall. Herbert 1615. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Heath, Charles and Westall, Richard. 4to.

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        Travels Through Part Of The Russian Empire And The Country Of Poland; Along The Southern Shores Of The Baltic

      London: J.J.Stockdale, 1815. First Edition of this account of a British scholar's journey from St. Petersburg through Moscow to Smolensk in 1814. Johnston visited Dantzig, Memel, Cronstadt, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Smolensk, Grodno, Doubrovna, Borisoff, Minsk, Mir, Warsaw, and Berlin, and comments on the difficulties of travel, commerce and trade, the effects of slavery, religious superstition, the devastation wreaked by the Napoleonic army, agriculture, the Russian frontiers, &c. The charming hand-coloured aquatint plates by H.Daw, C.J.Canton, F.C.Lewis, and others, after drawings by the author, include depictions of Hamburg, Tilsit, Cronstadt boatmen, Casan Church and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Igiora, Moscow, the Kremlin, Borodino, Smolensk, Borisoff, &c. Abbey, Travel, 15. Cat. Russica J557. Martin Hardie pp. 141-42. Nerhood 164. Prideaux pp. 227 & 341. Tooley 286. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., vii, [1]errata, [1 leaf]list of plates, xiv, [2], [17]-460. complete with half-title. 2 engraved maps, 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates, 1 wood-engraved plate, & 1 wood-engraved text illus. modern half red morocco, gilt back, t.e.g. (spine slightly faded, some light foxing & toning to text, offsetting from plates)

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        The Life of Napoleon, a Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos, by Doctor Syntax, embellished with Thirty Engravings by G. Cruikshank

      London: T. Tegg, 1815. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Cruikshank, George. 260 pp. 4to. Hand colored title page and 29 hand-colored plates with all tissue guards intact. Full leather binding with gold tooling to cover boards and spine. Considerable wear at edges, spine has been re-backed with original spine laid back down, heavy chipping and flaking. Top edge gilt, foredge and foot of text block have a deckled edge. Elaborate gold dentelle decoration to pastedowns with decorative paper inset into leather border and also used as first free endpaper. Previous owner, Donald Malcolm Campbell's bookplate on first free endpaper. Very clean within. Bound by John Bumpus.

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        The Cambrian Popular Antiquities

      London: E Williams, 1815 The Cambrian Popular Antiquities or an account of some traditions, customs, and superstitions, of Wales with observations as to their origin... Illustrated with copper-plates coloured from Nature. In green half leather with marbled boards, lots of gilt lines and tooling to front & rear covers, a little worn and bumped, but minimal. Spine has title in gilt on red leather label and there is lots of gilt decoration to the spine. Internally, some light foxing to eps, half title present, (viii), 360 pp, 10 pl, of which are 9 are in colour depicting various interesting scenes including the ancient method of reaping, singing to the harp and dancing, and more, the 10th plates is a plan of the City of Troy, some offsetting from the plates, although the plates themselves are in an excellent state, edges of several pages and the margin of one plate discoloured. But an excellent copy of a scarce work. Has articles on Druidism, Merlin, King Arthur, Lent, Wakes, Christmas, Welsh Music, Corpse-candle, Burials, Faries, Sacrilege punished, Eagle of Snowdon, Maen Morddwyd in Anglesea, Cock-fighting to mention but a few! (Tooley 403. Allibone 1819) Roberts, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, son of John Roberts, the famous clock-maker, in addition to this title he published two volumes on early Welsh history, A sketch of the early history of the Cymry (700 BC – AD 500) (1803), and The Chronicles of the Kings of Britain (1811), a translation of the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth. See ODNB for a full bio.

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        The North-American Review and Miscellaneous Journal Volumes 1-9

      Wells and Lilly, Boston, 1815. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 1815-1819. 9 volumes in uniform 1/4 leather over cloth boards - green cloth for seven of the volumes, blue for two. Added endpapers, spines re-sewn and rebacked, a well-bound group. Surface marks and some discoloration to the cloth on a number of volumes, some cracking to joints and wear to spine ends with loss to the top edge of volume 5.& & The first 9 volumes of this early American periodical which covered poetry, travel, politics, book reviews, etc. Volume 1 has Malthus on the Corn Laws, Modern Manners, Western Antiquities, A Few Weeks in Paris, poetry, etc. Moderate scattered foxing, heavy in spots. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Americana; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041462. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Disionari Piemontèis, Italian, Latin e Fransèis conpost dal preive Casimiro Zalli d'Cher

      Carmagnola; da la Stanparia d' Peder Barbiè 1815 3 voll; in 8°; pp. (4), 508, 496, 606; pregevole leg. in mezza pelle rossa, con angoli, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Testo su due colonne. Marche tipografiche in xilografia ai frontespizi. Ediz. orig. di questo celebre dizionario piemontese.

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        Disionari piemontèis, italian, latin e fransèis?

      Barbiè 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.

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        The North-American Review and Miscellaneous Journal Volumes 1-9

      Wells and Lilly, Boston, 1815. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 1815-1819. 9 volumes in uniform 1/4 leather over cloth boards - green cloth for seven of the volumes, blue for two. Added endpapers, spines re-sewn and rebacked, a well-bound group. Surface marks and some discoloration to the cloth on a number of volumes, some cracking to joints and wear to spine ends with loss to the top edge of volume 5. The first 9 volumes of this early American periodical which covered poetry, travel, politics, book reviews, etc. Volume 1 has Malthus on the Corn Laws, Modern Manners, Western Antiquities, A Few Weeks in Paris, poetry, etc. Moderate scattered foxing, heavy in spots. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Americana; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041462. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Ekonomisk botanik, för landtbruk, trädgårdar och apotek.

      I-II. Sthlm, C. Delén, 1815-16. 8:o. (18) s. & 6 handkolorerade grav. plr + (12) s. & 6 handkolorerade grav. plr. Två häften med tryckta omslag. Ryggarna ngt skadade upp- och nedtill. Häfte I med en genomgående fuktfläck i inre nedre hörnet och häfte II med en genomgående fuktrand i övre marginalen.. Ej i Hebbe. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 3. Allt som utkom. Planscherna graverade av Ruckman efter Palmstruchs förlagor. "Ekonomisk botanik" var tänkt som ett komplement rörande de odlade växterna till Palmstruchs "Svensk botanik". Det skulle omfatta "5-6 tomers vidd" med 12 häften i varje. De utkomna delarna behandlar bl.a. hästkastanj, snödropp, kinesisk aster, digitalis, lin, solros och tobaksblomma

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

      John Murray & W. Buler and Co, London 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Paddy Hew; A Poem, from the Brain of Timothy Tarpaulin

      Whittingham and Arliss, London 1815 - 196pp with hand-coloured frontispiece - full-leather with ruled borders and gilt-on-red morocco title label to spine - slightly rubbed and soiled - slight wear and chipping to edges - splits to hinges but still holding solid - previous owner's Greek inspired bookplate to front pastedown - preliminary pages slightly foxed - title page trimmed slightly at margins - five small ink ticks to errata page at rear - text block edges tinted yellow - NICE SOLID COPY OF THIS RARE TITLE - a long nautical epic poem by [C.Lark[? - possible pseudonym] - 160mm x 100mm - FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE - please email for details [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der siebenjährigen Leiden Danzigs von 1807 bis 1814. Erster und Zweiter Theil mit Belegen.

      Danzig. Gedruckt bey Carl Heinrich Eduard Müller, 1815. - 2 in 1, 8°. 18,0 x 11,0 cm. ca. 800 Seiten, Vorwort von Blech, A.F., In gutem Zustand. Das Buch am Rücken berieben, die Rückenkapitale stärker berieben, am oberen Kapital Rückenfalz beidseitig angerissen ( ca. 4 bzw. 7 cm), Name auf Titel, Buchblock in gutem Zustand, mit einer tabellarischen Übersicht am Ende des Buches: Übersicht der Ausgaben der Stadt vom 28.May 1807 bis Ende März 1813, diese etwas angerändert, Schnitt leicht braunfleckig, Buchblock selbst aber in gutem Zustand, Einband, Rücken sowie Lederecken durchgänig berieben, Vorsätze braunfleckig und leimschattig, erste und letzte Lage teils etwas braunfleckig. mit Subscribentenliste und Ausgabentabelle. (in zwei Teilen) XXIX,393(1), VIII,438(2) Seiten. Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, Hardcover in Halbleder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disionari Piemontèis, Italian, Latin e Fransèis conpöst dal preive Casimiro Zalli d'Cher.

      Carmagnola, da la Stanparia d' Peder Barbiè [Pietro Barbiè], 1815. 1815 3 volumi in-8° (205x127mm), pp. (4), 508; 496; 627; legatura coeva in m. pelle marrone con titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. Punte in pergamena. Sono presenti le pp. 607-627 dell'ultimo vol., riferite dal Clivio e consistenti in un semplice catalogo degli associati; la maggior parte delle copie manca di tale catalogo. Marche tipografiche incise su legno ai frontespizi. Rinfreschi ai dorsi, qualche brunitura lieve. Bell'esemplare. Edizione originale di uno dei più celebri e completi dizionari del dialetto piemontese, fornente la resa semantica dei termini non solo in italiano, ma anche in latino ed in francese. Nell'opera sono riportati anche svariati sonetti in dialetto piemontese composti per l'occasione dell'uscita del presente dizionario da Alessio Boscono, Giuseppe Cantù, Carlo Corsi, Giacomo Racca, Carlo Povigna. Lo Zalli, sacerdote e lessicografo chierese, lasciò unicamente quest'opera a stampa. Clivio, "Bibliografia ragionata della lingua regionale", 3124. Prati, "Vocabolario delle parlate italiane", 692. Non in Manno.

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        Théorie de l'économie politique, fondée sur les faits résultans des statistiques de la France et de l'Angleterre; sur l'expérience de tous les peuples célèbres par leurs richesses; et sur les lumières de la raison.

      A Paris, Chez Deterville (Imprimerie de Leblanc), 1815. 1815 2 voll. in-8° (200x130mm), pp. (4), 331; (4), 466, (1) di errata; legatura coeva m. pelle e angoli con titolo oro su tassello verde, filetti, fregi e monogramma in oro ai dorsi. 5 tabelle più volte ripiegate f.t. Sparse quanto consuete fioriture. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione, molto rara. Il Ganilh desume dall'andamento finanziario della Francia e della Gran Bretagna dopo la Rivoluzione Francese i corollari delle sue tesi neo-mercantiliste, contrapposte al laissez-faire di Smith e di Say. "Was a mercantilist with considerable modifications, due no doubt largely to his extensive acquaintance with the economic literature of his own time" (Palgrave). "On le vit toujours combattre les dilapidations, et cet absurde sophisme, que la progression des dépenses publiques est une des causes de la prospérité nationale" (Coquelin & Guillaumin, I, p. 905). Il Ganilh (Allanche, Cantal, 1758-Parigi, 1836), economista di tendenze mercantiliste e protezioniste, ricoprì varie cariche pubbliche durante la Rivoluzione e il periodo napoleonico. Coquelin & Guillaumin, cit. Palgrave, II, 183. Kress, B. 6487. Einaudi, 2371.

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        Cephalogenesis sive capitis ossei structura, formatio et significatio per omnes Animalium classes, familias, genera ac aetates digesta, atque tabulis illustrata, legesque simul psychologiae, cranioscopiae ac physiognomiae inde derivatae.

      Monachii, Hübschmann, 1815. Folio (650 x 480mm). pp. (6), 72, (8), with 18 lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides. An uncut and fine copy of this very rare item on comparative craniology. Johann Baptist von Spix (1781-1826) was a famous German zoologist and explorer. The present magnificently produced work was published before Spix left for Brazil. Together with C.F.P. von Martius he explored Brazil from 1817 to 1820. They were the first European scientists to visit the Amazon after La Condamine. The collections brought home formed the basis of the Natural History Museum in Munich of which Spix was to become the first conservator. "... realisiert er ein Mammutwerk zum Thema der Cephalisation und deren Erkennbarkeit aus dem Bau der Schädel, die "Cephalogenesis" von 1815. Diese Arbeit spiegelt einerseits unverkennbar die Einflüsse Cuviers wieder, zeigt aber andererseits nocheinmal sehr deutlich Spix' Befangenheit in der Naturphilosophie Schellings und besonders in der von Lorenz Oken" (Heinzeller, T. ). The 18 plates consist of 9 plates of skulls of various vertebrates and 9 detailed outline plates of the same plates. The excellent plates are by Maÿerhoffer, C. Koeck and H. Koeck. Towards the end a few leaves with some stains at the lower margin. Provenance: Bookplate of W. Wittke. Nissen ZBI, 3947.

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      Importante manoscritto titolato "Relevé del Etate de Situation de Dépote de Cavalerie de L'Armée du nord". Rara testimonianza della ricerca di uomini e cavalli necessari alla Campagna che Napoleone, rientrato dall'Isola d'Elba, preparò durante la primavera del 1815 contro gli Alleati e che passò alla storia con il nome di Campagna dei Paesi Bassi. Il documento è composto da testo e tavole sinottiche inoltre il primo foglio, doppio, contiene gli altri di misure ridotte. Non reca indicazioni circa la data in cui fu redatto ma si suppone che sia il 20 maggio 1815 poiché nessuna data riportata supera questo giorno. Durante quei giorni infatti si accelerarono i preparativi dell'Armata che doveva essere ricostituita. Il manoscritto concerne 4 corpi dell'Armata del Nord, cioè quella che Napoleone comanderà personalmente nel giugno del 1815. La veste grafica ricorda una lavagna, dove i reggimenti di ogni corpo formano le linee orizzontali, le linee verticali formano le voci da segnalare (disponibili e pronti a partire, disponibili dopo equipaggiamento ecc.). All'interno dello schema si trovano osservazioni sul reclutamento, le rimonte, l'abbigliamento e molto altro ancora. 10 pagine legate con nastro verde di cui l'ottava bianca, la nona solo con intestazione, bianca la decima.

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      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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        Storia naturale e generale dell'Etna del canonico Giuseppe Recupero ; opera postuma arricchita di moltissime interessanti annotazioni dal suo nipote tesoriere Agatino Recupero

      Stamperia della Regia Università 1815 in 4° - pp.pp XX + 244 + LXIII +1nn +15 + 4cc di tavole; 235 + 1nn + XII + 21 +1nn + 4cc di tav. - Mezza tela - Due Volumi - 8 tavole più volte ripiegate di cui una raffigurante il ritratto dell'autore - Lievi gore d'umido alle prime pag del secondo volume ed in alcune tavole e strappetti alle stesse senza mancanze Mira II, p. 274

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        An introduction to the study of Conchology: including observations on the Linnaean genera, and on the arrangement of M. Lamarck; a glossary, and a table of English names.

      London, printed for J. & A. Arch, 1815. 4to (267 x 210mm). pp. vii, (1), 164, with 11 (9 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spine with red gilt lettered label. An attractive conchological work, with fine handcoloured plates. In 1823 a German translation was published. "Having commented upon the inadequacies of the Linnean system Brookes stated the number of shells already collected from all parts of the world which could not be allocated places in that system highlighted the need to improve it 'by increasing the number of genera and rendering them more definite'" (Dance, p. 85). Nissen ZBI, 599.

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        La Sicilia liberata

      Lipomi 1815 poeme eroicu sicilianu di lu ciecu ab. D.d. Giuseppi Vitali e Salvu. - in 24° - pp.1cb + 218 + 1cb; 1cb + 251 + 2cb; 1cb + 234 + 2cb; 1cb + 227+ 1cb; 1cb + 239 + 1cb - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 5 Volumi - Legatura antica ma non coeva. - Manca il frontespizio del 4° volume, timbri di antiche biblioteche ai frontespizi ed al 4° volume al margine basso di pag.3. Ne 1° volume ex libris al frontespizio ed alla prima biancha, mancanza al margine laterale bianco della pag. 131, idem alla pag. 195. Forellini da tarlo al margine basso bianco dalle pag. 209 alla218. Nel 3° volume piccola mancanza al margine laterale bianco della pag 225. Nel 5° volume piccola mancanza al margine bianco in basso della pag.31. Ottimo per il resto. Opera divenuta alquanto rara. Mira II, p. 470

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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 BATTLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY, in Portugal, Spain and France. From the Year 1808 to 1814. Under the Command of England's Great Captain Arthur Duke of Wellington.

      13 circular, hand-coloured aquatint views, each 65mm diameter, with letterpress to the versos, contained within a circular bronze medallion case, with a portrait of, 'Englands Great Captain Arthur Duke of Wellington' to one face, and a depiction of 'Victory' penning the 'record of British Valour,' and the title, 'Picture Medal,' to the other; both with printed paper title labels to the inner faces; the medal contained within the original leather, gilt, felt-lined,circular box. Both brass catches present, but lacking one of the eyes; discs no longer joined as issued; case a little rubbed; else a very good example of this extremely detailed and finely hand-coloured record of Wellington's martial achievements. Abbey, Life, 466.

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        The Journal of Llewellin Penrose, a Seaman

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

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        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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        BRINDES DE MENEGHIN A L'OSTARIA. Per l?Entrada in Milan de Sova S. C. Majstaa I.R.A. Franzesch Primm In compagnia de Sova Miee l'Imperatriz Maria Luvisa.

      press Antoni Fortunaa Stella, in Santa Margarita 1815 In-8 p. (mm. 200x129), bross. originale blu incorniciata da duplice greca: sul piatto anter. al centro ?Brindes?, su quello poster. ?Prezzo centesimi 50?. Plaquette di pp. 16 (numer. da p. 4 a 14; le ultime 2 bianche; al verso del frontespizio ?Stampaa da Giovann Pirotta, in Santa Redegonda?). "Edizione originale" di questo importante testo. Il componimento era già pronto e stampato perché ?Francesco I giunse in Milano nelle ore pomeridiane del 31 dicembre 1815. Aveva seco la sua terza moglie Maria Luisa Beatrice (sposata il 6 giugno 1808), ammalata di etisia. L?accoglienza ai Sovrani fu freddissima, appunto come era la giornata, ma non mancarono i soliti festeggiamenti ufficiali.. Per quell?occasione fu scritto questo ditirambo, pazzo, scomposto, ubriaco, che mentre caratterizza lo stato degli animi del popolano, spiega abbastanza chiaramente la velata e fina satira del poeta, il quale, per celebrare un nuovo dominatore straniero, trova la finezza di fingersi ebbro, onde sferzare così più liberamente quella casta che aveva brigato tanto indegnamente pel richiamo degli Austriaci, mentre avrebbe dovuto sapere che nessun vantaggio ne sarebbe venuto alla patria comune invasa e messa a ruba da novelli padroni?. Così da ?Poesie di C. Porta? annotate da Policarpo Campagnani, Libr. Robecchi (1887), p. 583. Cfr. Orlando Cecco,88 - Cat. Hoepli,293 - Predari, p. 375. Bello e fresco esemplare.

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        [Sohm] Musæum typographicum Sohmianum, eller förteckning på de böcker och skrifter om boktryckeri-konsten och dess historia, jemte portraiter af namnkunnige boktryckare och bokhandlare samt medailler i samma ämne, som blifwit samlade och donerade af Peter Sohm.

      Directeur och kongl. fält-boktryckare. Sthlm, Kongl. Fält-tryckeriet, 1815. 8:o. (8),83 s. Samtida ljusblått sidenbd där rygg och yttre pärmkanter förlorat sitt siden och underliggande papp tittar fram. Guldpräglade pärmbordurer och helt guldsnitt. En mindre fläck nedtill på främre pärmen. Ur Gustaf Bernströms bibliotek och med hans "coll. cat." i blyerts.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 981 & 2706. Hesse Svensk numismatisk litteratur 1594. Med förord av Peter Sohm och intyg av Dan. G. Nescher och Johan A. Carlbohm. En första upplaga utkom 1812. Samlingen, som donerades till Kungliga biblioteket, innehöll även ett stort antal stilprov, varav många hade tillhört Breitkopf

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        Commentaries on Some of the Most Important Diseases of Children. Part the First

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815.. First Edition. Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards. G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket. Damage to spine with some loss. Upper board detached. Title penned to front board. Foxing to prelims. Reps missing. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. 198pp + ads :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6") :: The second part of this work was never produced due to the death of the author

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        Hebrew Melodies

      G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Much loss to spine. Corners dog-eared. Content clean. Blank final endpapers missing First Edition, First Issue Original plain brown wrappers 53pp, 2pps adverts and 3 half titles of Byron's works :: 225mm x 145mm (9" x 6") :: Has the half titles of Byron's works and the adverts (including Rogers' Jacqueline ). Original cover

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        Circular. Desde que D. Jos Artigas vi recompensados prdigamente sus primeros trabajos y apenas llego al ultimo grado con que podia ser distinguido...

      2 pp. 4to. 1 leaf. First edition. Furlong IV, 3166. Zinny: Bibliografa histrica p.127, No. 12. 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. Faint marginal stain in one corner else a very good copy with a horizontal crease, light edgewear.

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        Wäckaren, eller den wigtiga uppfinning, genom hwilken hwarje fickur kan ställas att wäcka, säkert och på bestämd tid, till och med på minuten; jemte en wink att begagna denna wäckare för att upptäcka tjufwar wid inbrott, samt att jaga dem på flygten, äfwen som att genast kunna märka om skendöda yttra teken till lif eller uppwakna, oaktadt de ligga utan uppsigt.

      Med ett upplysande kopparstick. Öfwersättning. Jönköping, J. P. Lundström, 1815. 8:o. 30,(2 blanka) s. & 1 grav. plansch. Häftad i gult tryckt omslag. Ryggen med några smärre defekter. Genomgående lagerfläckig. Med D. Dahlqvists namnteckning

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        MANIFESTI PIEMONTESI. 1786-1815.

      MANIFESTI Piemontesi. 1) Disposizioni colla tariffa da osservarsi nel cambio delle monete; 4 Gennaio 1786. 2) Nuove provvidenze intorno al cambio delle monete in ragione di pasta; 25 Giugno 1786. 3) Prolunghi da S.M. accordati pel corso e cambio delle doppie vecchie sul piede di L. 24, 16; 15 Febbraio 1786. 4) Permesso del corso della lira di Milano e quotazione; 12 Maggio 1794. 5) Determinazione dei luoghi dove si farà il cambio delle pezze; 27 Maggio 1794. 6) Determinazione del tempo per il cambio di alcune monete; 17 Giugno 1794. 7) Termine per la conversione di alcune monete; 24 Luglio 1794. 8) Proroga del termine di conversione di alcune monete; 25 Ottobre 1794. 9) Quotazione nei Regi Stati della moneta milanese; 25 Ottobre 1794. 10) Ammissione nei Regi Stati delle monete genovesi; 14 Dicembre 1792. 11) Esclusione del corso legale di monete lisce da un lato o dai due lati; 7 Dicembre 1814. 12) Valore di moneta legale del Tallero e della Bavarese; 17 Giugno 1815. 13) Determinazione dell?epoca di cambio per le monete lisce; 26 Giugno 1815. 14) Rettifica del decreto emanato il 26 Giugno 1815; 14 Agosto 1815. Ciascun manifesto in 4to a due o quattro carte con al frontespizio inciso lo stemma sabaudo.

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        Hebrew Melodies

      London: John Murray, 1815.. First Edition, First Issue. Original plain brown wrappers. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Much loss to spine. Corners dog-eared. Content clean. Blank final endpapers missing. 53pp, 2pps adverts and 3 half titles of Byron's works :: 225mm x 145mm (9" x 6") :: Has the half titles of Byron's works and the adverts (including Rogers' Jacqueline ). Original cover

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