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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford,

      compiled from the Best Printed Authorities and Original Records preserved in Public Repositories and Private Collections, Embellished with Views of the Most Curious Monuments of Antiquity and Illustrated with a Map of the County, First Edition, LARGE PAPER, 3 vols, viii, binder's leaf, xxxvii, 526, 106; 554, 736, 19, 52pp large folio, (17.5 x 11 inches), with 46 fine engraved plates and 8 engraved maps and plans (one double page), of which 3 plates exquisitely hand coloured, numerous pedigrees in the text, very attractive contemporary half morocco with elaborately gilt decorated spines, marbled boards (with new matching marbled paper), professionally rehinged - laying back the original spines, recornered to match, an excellent attractive copy, small contemporary circular provenance stamp of Nunstanton Hall on titles, later library bookplates, a very attractive LARGE PAPER copy with very wide margins, London, Nichols, 1815-27. This copy has pp.471-2 in vol. I which according to Upcott (p.623*) were cancelled; page 36 of the appendix to this volume is misprinted 32 as called for. The subscriber's list shows that just 56 large paper copies were published, most of them going to the most distinguished country house libraries in Britain. Photograph available on request.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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, 1815.. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover over marbled boards. 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. 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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        Descrizione dell'eruzione del Vesuvio. Avvenuta ne' giorni 25 e 26 dicembre dell'anno 1813.

      Gr.8°, 47 S., Neue Priv.-Kart., Bibliotheksbd.: Abriss des Überzugspapiers an den Deckeln unten, Stempel a. Vs. u. Titelbl.; 4 horizontale Schnitte von jeweils ca. 5 cm durch den gesamten Buchblock (2 am Kopfsteg, 2 im Satzspiegel - ohne Textverlust), vereinzelte Stockfl., Eckabriss in letzten Bl. restauriert. EA dieses Pionierwerks von Teodoro Monticelli (1759 - 1845), Vulkanologe, Mineraloge und Entomologe, wegen republikanischer Gesinnung für 10 Jahre im Gefängnis, gründete ein Privatmuseum seiner Steinkollektion, und beschäftigte sich intensiv mit dem Vesuv. Vorliegender Schrift folgte eine nächste über den Ausbruch des Vesuvs 1822.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        SAMLING AF EFTERRETNINGER FOR DE SOEFARENDE, HENHORENDE TIL DET VOXENDE KAART OVER NORD-SOEN. Charts are: Helgoland; Ost Schelde (Holland); Islands off Holland and Denmark (Rottum, Brokum, Juist, etc. (silhouettes)); Off Orkney (17 x 10 inches); Edinburgh Fjord (17 x 10 inches); Berwick - Holy Island - Sunderland - South Shields; Humber Estuary; Boston and Kings Lynn Deeps; Lowestoft, Gorleston; Sheppey Whitestable Flats.

      First Edition. Kiobenhavn. 1815.. pp102. 4to. Illustrated. VG in original binding. Very pleasing maps. Scarce. With 12 copper plate engravings some folding out to large 4to and folio depicting islands and river mouths of the North Sea Coast of Great Britain. What is beautiful about this book is not only that the plates are in fine copper plate, but that the volume is in its original attractive boards and making the Atlas 'choice'. ccPS/July 2007 US$0

      [Bookseller: John Shotton]
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        The History of Persia from the Most Early Period to the Present Time: Containing an Account of the Religion, Government, Usages, and Character of the Inhabitants of that Kingdom

      Printed for John Murray and Longman and Co. London: Printed for John Murray, and Longman and Co.. 1815. First. First edition. Two volumes bound in four. Folio (approximately 36 cm x 27 cm.). Bound without half-titles. Large folding map. Bound in later buckram, with morocco spine labels. Ex-private club library with paper spine labels and bookplates (stamped "withdrawn") in each volume. The only other marking is a small stamp on the verso of the folded map. Labels quite eroded, else sound very good copies, and internally fine. Map has a small tear, very light foxing (almost completely confined to the margins), and a small repair on the verso of the map. A tall copy with very little trimming to the margins. Probably a very good candidate for rebinding. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Tracts On The Origin And Independence Of The Ancient British Church; On The Supremacy Of The Pope, And The Inconsistency Of All Foreign Jurisdiction With The British Constitution; And On The Differences Between The Churches Of England And Rome

      Printed For F C And J Rivington, UK, 1815. Second Edition With Additions To Which Is Prefixed A Map, Shewing The Limits Of The Church Of Rome At The End Of The Fifteenth Century. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. 8 Publisher's advertising insert to front, dated 'April 1840, fold-out, coloured frontispiece map, viii (including Title, Dedication, Advertisement & Contents) followed by Half-Title, Advertisement, & Table of Contents then Contents. Though all accounted for numbering somewhat haphazard: blanks then v-vi, then blanks and then 10-326. CONTENTS : 1. Christ, and not St. Peter, the Rock of the Christian Church. A Letter to the Clergy of the Diocese of St. David's 2. A Second Letter to the Clergy of the Diocese of St. David's, on the Independence of the ancient Church on any Foreign Jurisdiction 3. Postscript on the Testimony of Clemens Romanus 4. A Sermon on the first Seven Epochs of the ancient British Church 5. The Lord Chancellor's Decretal Order for the Regulation of Mr. Bevan's Charity Schools 6. The Protestant Retrospect 7. Apostolical Origin, Independence, and Protestantism of the ancient British Church 8. A Roman Catholic's Reasons, why he cannot conform to the Protestant Religion, Abridged and Answered 9. Differences between the Churches of England and Rome 10. A short and easy Argument against the Roman Catholic Claims 11. Exclusion, the fundamental Principle of the Reformation and Revolution 12. An Address to the Roman Catholics of Great Britain and Ireland on their Subjection to a foreign Jurisdiction 13. A Protestant's and Papist's Manual 14. Appendix on the confined Limits of Popery, compared with the rest of Christendom, at the End of the fifteenth Century. The way some parts of the book have been compiled, with questions on one side and answers on the other, has resulted in somewhat disconcerting blanks areas on some pages but there is no missing text, this is simply to allow for the next question and answer to begin adjacent to each other. Bound in original, paper covered boards, bumped and rubbed to corners and edges and with some loss to foot of spine, paper title label to spine is in character but appears not to be original. Contents. Some offset from fold out, coloured, map frontispiece (SEE SCAN) to title page some light browning to latter part of the book otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. A rare and attractive volume in original condition. Size: 9 inches tall by 5.5 inches. 7, viii, vi, 326 pages. Fold out coloured map, 'Shewing The Limits Of The Church Of Rome At The End Of The Fifteenth Century' to frontispiece. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Religion & Theology; Inventory No: 5141.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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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

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

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        The Cambrian Popular Antiquities; or, an account of some traditions, customs, and superstitions of Wales with observations as to their origins &c &c.

      E. Williams,London, 1815. Iviii), 353 pp.Illustrated with 9 coloured copper-plates and a plan of a labyrinth (the City of Troy). The plate at p164 has been bound as frontispiece. Some offsetting from the plates, although the plates themselves are in an excellent condition. Modern green half leather with marbled boards and end papers. teg. Spine has title in gilt and gilt tooling on 5 raised bands. Internally clean and bright, overall condition very good. Bookplate of Robert William Llewellyn of Court Colman and Baglan Hall. Roberts (1760-1819) was the Vicar of Halkyn (Flints.). Apart from the splendid colour plates the book has articles on inter alia druidism, stone circles, King Arthur, Merlin, seasonal festivals, corpse candles, holy wells, etc. A fine example of a fascinating book.

      [Bookseller: Cymric Books]
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        Winter river Scene

      Canada: Cornelius David Krieghoff AN IDYLLIC WINTER SCENE BY CANADA'S MOST FAMOUS NINETEETH-CENTURY ARTIST-CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF Cornelius David Krieghoff (Canadian, 1815-1872) Oil on canvas Canvas size: 16" x 20" Frame size: 25" x 29" . Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        A Spelling Book, formed upon an easy, systematical plan, and designed for small children and beginners

      Windsor Vermont: Printed by Oliver Farnsworth 1815 Windsor[, Vermont]: Printed by Oliver Farnsworth, 1815. First Edition. Small Square 8vo. . Wonderful original printed steel blue paper over wooden boards. Spine nearly gone, wear to boards, but internally good with some darkening and mostly marginal dampstaining. In pale blue-green cloth case with black spine label, gilt. McCorison, Vermont Imprints, #1717; American Imprints 34198; Not in Welch; Nietz, Old Textbooks, p. 20 . In referring to Bradley's "An Improved Spelling Book," similar in format to this one and published the same year, Nietz informs us that "this book was different from many others in several respects. First, Bradley frankly acknowledged that 'the extracts have been taken from Webster, Wood, Picket, Alden, Bingham, Flint, Murray, Hubbard, Fordyce, Walker, the American Gentleman's Pronouncing Dictionary, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Morse, and Dr. Blair [all authors of spellers].' A second different feature was that all of the content, other than the spelling words, was presented in catechetical form" (Nietz)

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        Svenskt waru-lexicon uti sammandrag ur de mest bekanta författares arbeten, rörande handeln.

      I-II. Göteborg, S. Norberg, 1815. 4:o. (2),235 + (2),195 s. Samtida ngt nött hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och tegelröd titeletikett. Rödstänkta snitt. Med lite nagg på etiketten och skada i skinnet överst på ryggen. Genomgående lätt lagerfläckig med spridda småfläckar. Fuktfläckar på s. 226-30 i första delen. Med samtida namnteckning på titelbladet och A. Kumlins stpl på främre pärmens insida.. Fantastisk uppslagsbok med uppgifter från aba till österrikiska viner

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Napoli antica e moderna

      Angelo Trani Napoli, Angelo Trani, 1815. Tre volumi in 16mo; pp.8n.nn.,182; 189; 218. Due tavole spieghevoli incise in rame: Parthenopes et Neapolis ed un frammento d?iscrizione nell?angolo della Nunziata. Lievi bruniture. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        A Manual of Mineralogy.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815.. Second edition. 8vo. viii, 263, (1) pp. Later 19th century red morocco over marbled boards, spine with gilt tooled raised bands, gilt lettered to one compartment, endpapers and all edges marbled, discreet old auctioneer's label to the leather on the lower board. Small nick to foot of lower board, a very good copy. Arthur Aikin (1773-1854), was one of the founding members of the Geological Society of London, being their secretary between 1812-17, and was a consistent contributor to their published transactions. The lectures on mineralogy he gave to the society between 1813 and 1814 formed the basis of this uncommon work. The first edition appeared in 1814, this, the only other English edition, appeared the following year. An American edition also appeared in 1815, published by Conrad in Philadelphia.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        "Byen Moss"+ "Höyved br B Anker Huus paa Moss" + "Van Sóe nær ved Moss" + "Moss ovenfor Bryggen"+ "Prospect nær ved Dillengen"

      5 stk. samtidig håndkolorerte akvatinter, 20x30cm London 1815-20 Komplett sett av alle de vakre bildene fra Moss og omegn, alle fra samme sett og "First issue". De originale tekstbladene medfølger

      [Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS]
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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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        På isländska och swenska, redigerad och öfwersatt af Magnus Adlerstam, commerce-råd, och utgifwen af L.

      Hammarsköld. Stockholm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1815. 4:o. (8),+ 204,+ (2) s. Sid. 161-164 felinbundna. Fint samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och röd ryggtiteletikett. Rääfs exlibris. Fiske s. 287. Första tryckta utgåvan av Jómsvíkinga saga. Adlerstams manuskript som delvis byggde på och jämfördes med Johan Fredrik Peringskölds försök till översättning från 1713, låg färdigt 1786 och hittades efter hans död, tillsammans med en mängd andra översättningar. De skänktes av Adlerstams änka till Kungliga biblioteket. Utgiven med ett företal av Lorenzo Hammarsköld med nekrolog över Adlerstam. Lorenzo Hammarsköld och Rääf var ungdomsvänner

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        [Hand coloured images]

      About 1815-1825. Plate marks 22 x 27 cm. The whole sheets 22,5 x 27,5 cm. Hand coloured etchings. Printed om whatman paper. A short tear to one of the margins. Some minor creases. Near fine condition... Two leaves with uncut images depicting the twelve signs of the zodiac. The images shows people and animals in humorous situations illustrating each sign. Very charming. The swedish names of the signs can be found below each image. The sheets are supposed to be cut and the images bound into a book or calender. Unclear for what swedish work they were published. I have not been able to find any trace of other copies. Maybe they were never published or no copies of the work to which they were intended are in exsistence any more. Both leaves have a manuscript signature in the lower right margin, which I can not decipher with certainty. Extremely rare ofcourse

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        Costumes et vues de la chine... paris, nepveu, 1815.

      Due volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. 77 (1); (4) 62. Con 54 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate, di cui 32 a doppia pagina o più volte ripiegate. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Qualche fioritura limitata alle carte di testo, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Rara suite dedicata alla Cina il cui secondo volume varia il titolo in: Vues de la Chine et de la Tartarie. Cfr. Lipperhide 1528.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Serie analitica delle successioni degli imperi, dal principio del Mondo fino all'età presente, Verona, n.m., 1815

      Grande carta telata con juta ( base cm. 100 altezza cm. 160) conservata ripiegata ma in buone condizioni. Straordinaria opera inventata da Federico Strass Prussiano, professore di storia a Berlino e qui per la prima volta tradotta in italiano, illustrata ed accresciuta dal cav. Francesco Crivelli veronese. Si tratta di una "panoramica riassuntiva illustrata in tanti sentieri con nomi e fatti" da Adamo ed Eva fino al 1815, suddivisa per Uomini illustri Italiani, Greci, Asia Minore, Assiri, Fenici, E B R E I, Egizi, Cinesi, Massime invenzioni, uomini illiustri nelle scienze, ed ancora nazioni come Danimarca, Svezia, Russia, Prussia, Sassonia, Baviera, Austria, Svizzera, Paesi Bassi, Francia, Sardegna, Toscana, Parma, Modena, Lombardo-Veneto, Stati ecclesiastici, Napoli, Spagna, Portogallo, Stati Uniti, Inghilterra, Turchia, Persia, Cina, ecc. ) In pratica c'è la sintesi storica delle varie epoche e fatti. Interessante grande carta sia per studi storici che come arazzo decorativo.

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        Recherches Sur l'acide prussique; Presentées à l'Institut, le 18 septembre 1815.

      Paris, Chez Crochard, 1815 Contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt. Top of spine with wear. A few scratches to binding. In: "Annales de Chimie, ou Recueil de Mémoires concernant la Chemie" Tome 95. - 336 pp. (the entire volume offered). Gay-Lussac's paper: pp. 136-231. Some scattered brownspots throughout.. First appearance of this milestone paper in organic chemistry, in which Gay-Lussac describes the preparation, the chemical reactions, and the determination of the physical properties of prussic acid."One of the most importent contributions of Gay-Lussac was his work on hydro-cyanid acid and its compounds. In the course of his investigations on the combining volumes of gases he had prepared gaseous hydrogen cyanide. This led him to the study of related compounds, and in 1815 he published a paper, "Recherches sur l'acide prussique" (the paper offered), wherein he announced the discovery of cyanogen and chlor-cyanogen and the composition of hydrocyanic acid. His demonstartion that hydrogen cyanide contains no oxygen added another oxygen-free acid to those already known (hydrogen halides and sulfide) and contributed to the overthrow of Lavoisier's oxygen theory of acids. Gay-Lussac found that the cyano radical,the first orgianic radical clearly recognized, could act as an element analogous to chlorine, passing unchanged through various reactions. This concept of an organic radical was importent to organic chemistry."(Leicester & Klickstein "A Source Book of Chemistry", p. 293). - Partington IV, p.85 a. p. 253. - Roy G. Neville, p. 505. - Parkinson "Breakthroughs", 1815 C

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        Étrennes intéressantes des quatre parties du Monde, contenant la Population de l' univers, les Ephémérides, les Puissances de l' Europe, & toutes les Autorités civiles & militaires du Royaume. Pour l' Annee 1815

      JanetParis:: Janet,. 1815.. Hardcover. Small almanac volume with double sided folding maps at the front and rear. The front folding map showing Cook's Voyages, "Mappe-Monde, Comprenant Les Niles. Decouvertes et les Voyages du Celebre Navigateur Cook" & "France divise en departmens" (sic) and "L'Europe". Australia is shown as "Terres Australes". The rear folding map shows "l'Asie" and "L'Afrique" with the verso showing "L'Amerique Septentrionale" and "L'Amerique Meridionale". 32mo, folding maps, unpaginated, aeg. Brown striated morocco with gilt floral borders at front and back covers and spine; no title. Slight wear to top edge of rear cover, very small perforation at top of rear cover, o/w very good. In French.

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        Svenskt waru-lexicon uti sammandrag ur de mest bekanta författares arbeten, rörande handeln.

      I-II. Göteborg, S. Norberg, 1815. 4:o. (2),235 + (2),195 s. Grått klbd med röd titeletikett i skinn (Hässlers bokbinderi). Bitvis svagt lagerfläckig och titelbladet med fuktrand. Stort ex. ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek.. Fantastiskt innehållsrik uppslagsbok med uppgifter från "aba" till "österrikiska viner". Arbetet är tänkt att användas som en vägledning till utrikes varor som olika sorters viner, ostar, tyger m.m., men här återfinns även en hel del zoologiska uppgifter. Som exempel på uppslagsord kan anföras "Soya, kallas en brun saltaktig saft från Ostindien och Japan; brukas vid stek, i synnerhet i soppor; den från Japan är bäst; säges tillverkas af en sorts bönor, Dolichos soya kallade, som mycket planteras på Japan" och "Marsvin [vanlig tumlare], ett amfibium af diande slägtet, hvars kött der och hvar ätes; uppehåller sig i ocean, hvarest det följer skeppen, om i myckenhet, betyder det storm; en annan sort kallas tumlare, äfven sverdfisk, som är en farlig fiende för hvalfisken." Lars Nilsson Synnerberg (född 1738) gav även ut "Svensk contorist eller beräkning af utrikes orters mynt, mått och vigt" (1813)

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        ELEMENTI DI CHIMICA AGRARIA. In un corso di lezioni per il Pensionato di Agricoltura.

      In-8 p. (mm. 215x142), 2 voll., bross. muta orig. (restaur.), pp. XII,253,(3); (4),302; illustr. da 10 tavv. f. t. inc. in rame con 17 figg., e con 1 tabella piu' volte ripieg. ?Traduzione di Antonio Targioni Tozzetti, con correzioni fatte dall?A. stesso posteriormente all?ediz. di Londra del 1813?. "Prima edizione italiana". Importante opera dell?inglese Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), considerato uno dei padri della chimica moderna. Cfr. CLIO,II, p. 1432. Con lievi fiorit. o aloni margin. ma certamente un buon esempl. con barbe.

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        SMITH'S NEW PLAN Of LONDON, WESTMINISTER, And SOUTHWARK, Comprising All the New Buildings and 350 References to the Principal Streets. 1815

      London:: Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller.. 1815.. Unfolded: 22 cm x 62.5 cm; Folded in Slipcase: 14.5 cm x 11 cm. 10th edition (Darlington & Howgego 225). Not in Boyle. An 18 panel, hand-colored linen-backed map. Title set in top margin. Imprint along bottom edge.. Housed in the publisher's original drab paper slipcase with a printed title label to one edge.. A VG map & slipcase.. Extent: The Breach (E) - Lock Fields (S) - Hyde Park (W) - Pentonville (N). Alphabetical Street Index at bottom. Scale: 5 cm : 1/2 mile. First published in 1801, and issued by Smith in divers updated editions through 1841. Scarce: OCLC only shows holdings for just 2 editions (1816 & 1830), in but one listing each. Not in the BL on-line catalogue.

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        The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics. By R. Ackermann. Vol. XIII & XIV 1815. Not complete. Vol. II ; Engraved title-page. 21 hand-coloured plates (1 folding). (pp. 7-18, 33-44, 69-74, 93-98, 105, 129-134, 137-144, 147-153, 157, 197-200, 215-222, 239-242, 255-260, 265-276, 295, 301-302, 319-332, 339-3340, 343-344, 367-368). Vol. XII. Engraved title-page.24 hand-coloured plates (1 folding). (pp. 5-8, 13-38, 69-90, 95-100, 135-160, 173-180, 191-234, 241-244, 257-264, 267-270, 277-284, 299-342, 357-362).

      London 1815. Bound in cont. boards.. *Together 45 hand-coloured plates, mostly hand-coloured aquatint views and fashion plates

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        Abbildung der deutschen holzarten fuer forstmaenner und liebhaber der botanik.

      Berlin, in der Schüppelschen Buchhandlung, 1815-1820. 2 volumes. 4to (242 x 202mm). pp. (4), 302, with 216 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering. Willdenow, Curator of the Berlin Botanical Garden, developed the garden from modest proportions into one of the most comprehensive in Europe. He was the founder of the 19th century Berlin school of botany and Humboldt was his lifelong friend and scientific collaborator. The present work is most probably his rarest work; neither a copy in the Plesch- nor in the De Belder-collection. The beautiful engraved and handcoloured plates are after drawings by Friederich Guimpel, a famous botanical artist illustrating among others Hayne's extensive work on medical plants. The present work, which was published after Willdenow's death, and his 'Hortus Berolinensis' are his most splendid publications. A few plates trimmed with some loss of plate number. Title of text volume 2 has not been bound in and the text for the two volumes runs from page 1 to 302 as is correct. Nissen BBI, 2154. Stafleu and Cowan 2214 (listed under Guimpel).

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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. Ilustrated by Occasional Extracts and Remarks, Critical and Biographical

      London: Printed by Thomas Davison, for the Proprietors of the Collection, 1815 First edition. One of 50 large paper copies. Full calf, professionally rebacked with old spine laid down. Red morocco spine label, all edges gilt. . Large octavo (264 x 169 mm.). . Woodcut frontispiece in three states, hand-colored, black and white on regular paper, and on finer paper, mounted. Title-page in black and red with mounted vignette. Numerous engraved portraits, mostly mounted. Woodcut decorative initial letters, head-bands and tail-pieces. Front hinge cracking, but holding. A very good, attractive copy. With the armorial bookplate of historian Henry Thomas Buckle (1821-1862). A collection of 956 books, priced, as catalogued by Acton Frederick Griffith for Thomas Park (1759- 1834) the English antiquary and bibliographer, who, short of cash, had to sell the collection. The books found their way into the hands of Longman (et al.) who subsequently turned many of them over to auction. De Ricci (pp. 90-92) states that "the larger portion of the book described were subsequently brought together again in the Britwell Library."

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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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        Anteckningar under svenska arméens fälttåg 1813 och 1814, af L.

      E. Götlin, pastor vid Kongl. Lif-Reg. Brigadens Grenadier-Corps. 1-3. Örebro, N. M. Lindh, 1815-16/ Uppsala, Palmblad & C., 1820. 8:o. (6),+ 298,+ 55,+ (1) s.+ 3 utvikbara kol. grav. kartor; (2),+ 294,+ 62 s.+ grav plansch,+ 2 utvikbara grav kartor, varav en kolorerad; (2),+ 166,+ 60 s.+ 2 utvikbara grav. kartor. Andra delen med några blyertsförstrykningar och dito rättelser, ett par rättelser i bläck samt mindre reva i marginalen s. 133, i övrigt ren inlaga. Samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar, marmorerade pärmpapper och gula snitt. Andra volymens övre kapitäl med litet hål. Tre volymer. Ludwig W:son Munthes exlibris i alla tre delarna samt Erik och Marianne Braunerhielms i den första. Setterwall 3985. Regementspastorn Lars Eric Götlin (1783-1822) var även verksam som etsare och porträttecknare. Han blev utnämnd till kyrkoherde i Ryttern i Värmland 1822, men hann aldrig tillträda tjänsten. Götlin deltog personligen i fälttåget, som pastor vid Livregementesbrigadens grenadiär-corps, och hemförlovades den 5 december 1814. Kartorna och planscherna graverade av Götlin själv

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        A Treatise on the Nature, Economy, and Practical Management, of Bees; In which the various systems of the British and Foreign Apiarans are examined, and the most improved methods laid down for effectually preserving the lives of the bees...

      London: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy 1815.. First edition, 8vo, xxiii, (i), 414, (2 advertisement) pp. 6 plates, one extending, with heavy foxing to 10 text leaves near the end plus some occasional lighter spotting, small ink stamp of Sion College Library to title verso, cancelled, title with a little edge wear. Uncut in modern half calf, marbled sides. British Bee Books, 176.

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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

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha... (3 Vols complete)

      Clarendon Press Oxford & London: White, Cochrane and Co, 1815 Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations diligently compared and revised.. 3 Volumes complete. Plates dated 1821?. Uniformly bound in rich red full leather with lots of gilt & blind tooling to edges, gilt image to front center covers, all edges and corners worn and bumped slightly. Spines have faded a little, raised spines, lots of glit tooling, gilt titles, edges worn and bumped a little. Internally all have pale blue andpapers with a bookplate of John Jones (Bala), all text block edges are in gilt, some foxing around most plates. Vol 1 has half title, additional ornate title page with woodcut which is foxed, title page and then another titlepage!, not paginated, double columns, spine title reads Genesis - Chronicles. Volume 2, half title, title page, spine title states Ezra - Malachi. Volume 3, half title, title page, plus there is an additional title page for the New Testament, printed at the Clarendon Press in 1814, spine title states Esdras - Revelation. A lovely set (COPAC + OCLC 171171692)

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        KLINT, GUSTAF af.

      Beskrivelse over Østersøen og den Finske bugt, hørande til det svenske søe-atlas, forfattet af contre-admiral Gustaf af Klint. Stockholm 1815. Besørget oversat af Blankensteiner og udgivet paa hans forlag. Köpenhamn, J. F. Schultz, 1817. 4:o. XVI,100,100a-b,101-111, & 14 grav. plr. Med ett tryckt rättelseblad insatt vid s. 88 och 97 och en grav. illustration på s. 100. Enkelt samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg. Pärmsidorna nötta och med bortrivet pärmpapper i ett hörn samt ngt bågnade. Inlagan med praktiskt taget genomgående fuktfläckar i marginalerna, liksom en del solkfläckar. Ett tumavtryck nederst i inre marginalen på s. 40 och en smärre solkfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 41. Plansch I har fuktränder nedtill och även en smärre skada, dock utanför plåtkanten. Även plansch II med smala fuktfläckar nedtill. Med Jacob Ambjörnsens namnteckning daterad 1829.. Bibliotheca danica II:361. De första 13 planscherna avbildar kuststräckor längs Östersjön och den sista är en karta över inloppet till Memel (nuvarande Klaipedia i Litauen). Även illustrationen på sidan 100 avbildar denna stad. Ovanlig översättning av Stockholmsupplagan från 1815. Översattes även till tyska. Framställningen av svenska sjökort var sedan 1798 anförtrodd åt viceamiralen Gustaf af Klint, vars far, Erik af Klint, även han sjöofficer, under åren 1782-88 utarbetade sjökort över Östersjön, Kattegatt, Finska och Bottniska viken. Under hela sitt liv sysselsatte sig sonen Gustaf med utarbetandet av "Svensk sjö-atlas". Detta arbete består av ett 50-tal av af Klint själv upprättade och delvis graverade "allmänna kartor" i skalan 1:300000 och s.k. passkartor i skalan 1:1000000 samt s.k. kustkartor i skalan 1:200000. Förutom kartor över rikets egna farvatten omfattade det även sådana från Kattegatt till norra delen av Svarta havet. Dessutom ingår det här föreliggande arbetet med beskrivningar över Östersjön och dess vikar, liksom flera andra specialbeskrivningar

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        Ueber die Gottheiten von Samothrace, vorgelesen in der offentlichen Sitzung der Baier'schen Akademie der Wissenschaften am Namenstage des Königes den 12. Oct. 1815. Beylage zu den Weltaltern.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, 1815. 8vo. Cont. marbled cardboardbinding w. handwritten paper title to spine. A bit of wear to extremities. Internally some brownspotting. 117, (1, -Nachschrift), (6, Druckfehler) pp.. First edition of Schelling's "The Deities of Samothrace", which constitutes his earliest printed contribution to the mythic tradition. Schelling accepts Hegel's conception of the absolute as that which is finite to the extent that it becomes nothing but negative relation to itself, and as such, for Schelling, this becomes a way of constructing a negative system of philosophy. This system explains the logic of change within a world that is subject to explanation, but it cannot explain why there is a world that is changing in the first place. Thus, Schelling sets out to explain the historical and ontological actuality of the world, and it is this attempt that leads him to his philosophical mythology and theology. For Schelling, the treatment of mythology and religion becomes the positive complement to the negative speculative philosophy. The work was supposed to be a part of the great work that Schelling planned for years "Die Weltalter" ("The Ages of the World"); of this, however, he only ever wrote a small portion and published even less. According to Schelling, this work is meant as both an introduction and an transition to the rest of this planned cyclus of works. "Nicht an sich, nur der Intention des Verfassers nach Baylage eines andern Werks, ist sie zuglaich Anfang und Uebergang zu mehreren andern, deren Absicht ist, das eigentliche Ursystem der Menschheit, nach wissenschaftlicher Entwickelung, wo möglich auf geschichtlichem Weg, aus langer Verdunkelung an's Licht zu bringen." (Nachschrift). Along with J.G. Fichte and Hegel, Schelling ranks as the most influential thinker of German Idealism. He stands in the centre of this most important and influential of philosophical traditions, and he continues to be of the utmost importance to the development of continental philosophy to this day

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        Memoirs of Lady Hamilton; with illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries

      London: Henry Colburn, 1815. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. SECOND 1815 EDITION. 8vo, vi, 352pp. Contemporary full polished calf, original marbled end paper with previous owners bookplate affixed. Very nice copy. Engraved portrait after Romney with light foxing and damp stain to bottom right not effecting image. , Attractive engraved bookplate of James Campbell on inside front cover fly leaf,“Emma, Lady Hamilton, the lover of Admiral Nelson. Nelson had become a national hero on the moment of his death in the decisive naval battle against the French off Cape Trafalgar in 1805. A decade later Emma, chased by creditors, was ending her days in exile and penury in Calais. But there remained a public fascination for her extraordinary life story, and when “Memoirs of Lady Hamilton with Illustrated Anecdotes of Many of Her Most Particular Friends and Distinguished Contemporaries” was published in 1815, the year of her death, it was an instant, runaway success. In this book, many pages were given by its unknown author, to the extraordinary friendship Emma had with the outrageous Earl Bishop, concluding: "Such was the character and end of Frederick Hervey, Earl of Bristol, who dissipated a long life, a princely fortune, and respectable talents, in the pursuit of pleasure, with all the eagerness, and on the same motive as that which actuated the Epicurean philosophers of old, whose creed and practice were comprehended in the resolution, ‘Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die’.” quoted from Hotel Bristol News blogWith illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries. With some minor corrections and additions. “An abusive book with pseudo-religious reflections, is of little authority, but not quite worthless” D.N.B. It was considered worth a later 3rd reprint in 1892

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        The Adventures of Doctor Comicus

      London: B Blake, 1815 Or The Frolics of Fortune. A comic satirical poem for the squemish & the queer. In twelve cantos, by a Modern Syntax. In contemporary green quarter cloth with brown boards, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has title in black ink on worn white paper label, edges bumped and worn. Internally, ink name to fep, frontis and additional TP with hand coloured image, decorative title page, (2), 269 pp, + the 15 brightly hand coloured plates by Rowlandson, text block edges uncut. A very nice copy of an important colour plate book, untouched! (OCLC 40004439) COPAC. (ODNB No matter how much Combe earned from his various publications, however, he always spent more. He died, still in debt, at his Lambeth Road address on 19 June 1823. The obituary in The Times the next day stated that: [h]e was a gentleman who, in the course of this protracted life, had suffered many fortunes, and had become known to so many people in every rank of society, that it hardly seems necessary to draw his character. There was hardly a person of any note in his time, with whose history he was not in some degree acquainted. ODNB)

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        An Essay on Trees in Landscape; or, an Attempt to shew the Proriety and Importance of Characteristic Expression in this Branch of Art, and the Means of Producing it: With Examples.

      T. Bensley, London 1815. 1st edition. Small folio. (II)+X+48 unopened pages + 50 single page plates and 4 doublepages plates: Beautiful aquatints and soft ground etchings, made by the artist. Orig. blindtooled green cloth. Scattered browning and foxing here and there. Slight wear to the cover: the colour a bit faded, especially to the spine, and some edgewear, also especially to the spine. Spine-ends professionally restored.. Published posthumously by the author's son. The illustrations is a lovely collection of accurate portraits of trees. Especially the impressive spreads are made in a romantic, Lorrain-like manner.** This copy has belonged to the noted landscape architect Charles Downing Lay.*** Abby, Life, 147

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        Suite du mémoire sur les intégrales définies.Paris: l'Imprimerie Royal, 1820. First edition.

      An important contribution to the foundation of complex function theory. In this paper Possion was the first to carry out integration along a path in the complex plane. "Poisson noted in 1815 and discussed in [this paper] the use of integrals of complex functions taken over paths in the complex plane. As an example he gives &#8747;<i>dx/x</i> from -1 to 1. Here he sets <i>x=e<sup>i&theta;</sup></i>, where <i>&theta;</i> runs from (2<i>n</i>+1)<i>&pi;</i> to 0, and obtaines, by treating the integral as a limit of a sum, the value -(2<i>n</i>+1)<i>&pi;i</i>. Then he notes that the value of an integral need not be the same when taken over an imaginary path as when over a real path. He gives the example &#8747;(cos <i>ax</i>)/(b<sup>2</sup>+ x<sup>2</sup>) dx</i> from -&infin; to &infin;, where <i>a</i> and <i>b</i> are positive constants. He lets <i>x = t ik</i>, where <i>k</i> is constant and positive, and obtaines the value <i>&</i>. Five memoires in: Journal de l'École Royale Polytechnique, vol. 11. pp. 1-188; 295-341; 342-410; 411-416; 417-489. The complete volume offered [IV,492 pp. and 1 plate - not belonging to the mentioned memoires]. Nice contemporary half calf with gilt spine lettering. Completely clean throughout. A fine copy. ; Louis POINSOT; Augustin-Louis CAUCHY. AMPÈRE, André-Marie; 1. Ampère: Mémoire contenant l'application de la théorie ... à l'intégration des équations aux différentielles partielles du premier et du second ordre; 2. Poisson: Suite du mémoire sur les intégrales définies [KLINE p.633: Poisson was the first man to cary out integration along a path in the complex plane.]; 3. Poinsot: Mémoire sur l'application de l'algèbre à la théorie des nombres; 4. Cauchy: Sur les racines imaginaires des équations; 5. Poisson: Mémoire sur la manière d'exprimer les fonctions par des séries de quantités périodiques, et sur l'usage de cette transformation dans la résolution de différens problèmes

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        NUOVO PROSPETTO DELLE SCIENZE ECONOMICHE. Ossia somma totale delle idee teoriche e pratiche in ogni ramo d'amministrazione privata e pubblica, divise in altrettante classi...

      In-8 gr., 6 voll., bella legat. coeva in p. pelle bazana, cornice dorata ai piatti, decoraz. floreale e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso. Disponiamo della "Serie prima. TEORIE". L'opera è cosi' suddivisa: ?Produzione - Distribuzione - Consumo delle ricchezze - Azione governativa sulla produzione, distribuzione, consumo delle ricchezze - Stato della scienza - Applicazione delle teorie economiche alla stima de' fondi?, con 4 quadri sinottici, più volte ripieg. "Prima edizione" di questa importante opera dell'economista lombardo M. Gioja (1767-1829) in cui vengono esaminate non solo le opinioni di tutti gli scrittori sia italiani che stranieri ma vengono confrontate le leggi, gli usi ed i costumi dei popoli antichi e moderni, sino ai giorni nostri, coi cardini principali della scienza. Così che il ?Nuovo prospetto delle Scienze Economiche? è una vera e propria enciclopedia dell?economia pubblica. Cfr. Catalogo Bibl. Einaudi,2574. Qualche lieve fiorit. e arross., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Case of a Foetus found in the Abdomen of a Young Man at Sherborne in Dorsetshire,

      by Nathaniel Highmore, Surgeon, and Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London, First [and only] Edition, 30pp plus errata leaf, with two extending copper-engraved plates (retaining original tissue guards), quarto, fine Regency binding in full orange morocco on heavy boards by HERING (signed on front free fly), spine with wide bands, compartments gilt tooled with owl perched on a globe, inner dentelles and board edges with gilt rolls, all edges gilt, orange endpapers, ribbon page-marker, large coat of arms in gilt in centres of both boards, trifle rubbed but a superb copy in very attractive Hering binding, Sherwell printed by Cruttwell, London published by Longman &c for the Author, 1815. Wellcome p.263. Detailed description of a celebrated medical curiosity; the case of one Thomas Lane, 16, whose death was apparently caused as a result of a half-formed foetus growing in his intenstines. "Various opinions have been entertained as to the conception:- how did the rudiments of this foetus get into the situation in which it was found? I shall not enumerate the different theories which fancy has suggested: but, to imagine it to have been the fruits of an unnatural crime; or an impregnated ovum getting from the liquor amnii into the intestine, would require an assumption of so many material facts, not proved, that it seems unnecessary to enter into the discussion..." Photograph available on request.

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        Acci Plauti fragmenta inedita.

      Item ad P. Terentium commentationes et picturae ineditae. Inventore Angelo Maio. Milan, Regis Typis, 1815. 8vo. 67 pp. With 4 engravings in letterpress. Schweiger II, 773. Bound together with: ISAEOS ||MAÏ, Angelo (Ed.)  . Isaei oratio de hereditate Cleonymi. Nunc primum duplo auctioe inventore et interprete Angelo Maio. Milan, Regiis Typis, 1815. 8vo. 67 pp. Hoffman II, 469. Bound together with: THEMISTIOS || MAÏ, Angelo (Ed.)   . Themistii Philosophi oratio in eos a qvibus ob praefecturam susceptam fuerat vituperatus. Inventore et interprete Angelo Maio. Milan, Regiis typis, 1816. 8vo. 79 pp. Hoffman III, 470. Important edition. Mai make not only a hitherto belived only in fragment preserved speech complete, he has also found a fragment of a unknown speech. All three printed on better paper. Contemporay full calf, spine gilt with gilt lettering in compartments, sides with gilt frames and blinstamped fleurons in coreners, all edges gilt. Exlibris of Adam Lewenhaupt. Angelo Maï worked in the Ambrosios Library in Milan, where he in the rich collection of manuscripts investigated palimpsests and found many important new manuscripts and fragments of classical authors

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        NATURAL AND STATISTICAL VIEW, OR PICTURE OF CINCINNATI IN THE MIAMI COUNTRY, ILLUSTRATED BY MAPS. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING OBSERVATIONS ON THE LATE EARTHQUAKES, THE AURORA BOREALIS, AND SOUTHWEST WIND

      Cincinnati. 1815.. 251,[4]pp. plus two folding maps. Contemporary tree calf, spine elaborately gilt, black leather label. A presentation binding, as this book was issued either in boards or in a plain sheep edition binding. Scattered foxing, else a fine copy. With a presentation inscription, as given below. In a half morocco and cloth box. One of the most notable and important early Ohio books, by one of Cincinnati&#39;s most famous residents, in a remarkable copy inscribed on the front fly leaf: "For the honorable Thomas Jefferson with the respects of his very obedt. servt. Dan. Drake." The book, modeled on Jefferson&#39;s own NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, covers the geography, antiquities, topography, medical conditions, and government of southern Ohio. "The work is almost entirely original, and has been drawn upon largely by all subsequent writers on the subject" - Thomson. The maps are a plan of Cincinnati and a map of Miami county. The author, Dr. Daniel Drake, was one of the first great physicians in the West. He was involved in the founding of numerous Ohio and Kentucky institutions and wrote a number of important works, especially medical, on the area. This book, issued when he was thirty, was the first to achieve national notice. Despite the imprint date of 1815, a delay in obtaining the maps, which were engraved in Philadelphia while the book was printed in Cincinnati, delayed issue until Feb. 16, 1816. One of Drake&#39;s good friends was Josiah Meigs, the commissioner of the General Land Office and an acquaintance of Jefferson. Drake asked Meigs to send Jefferson this presentation copy, and on March 1, 1816, Meigs wrote to Jefferson: "My friend Dr. Daniel Drake of Cincinnati, Ohio, has requested me to transmit to you a Copy of his work, entitled &#39;Picture of Cincinnati.&#39; I presume it will gratify you as an elegant and valuable work." Meigs also described Drake as "a sincere and faithful friend of our free Institutions," signaling that Drake was a good Republican. On April 7, 1816, Jefferson wrote to Meigs: "I have referred [sic] asking the favor of you to return my thanks to Dr. Drake for the copy of his account of the state of Ohio which he has been so kind as to send me until I could have time to peruse it. I have done this with great pleasure and may now express my gratification on this able addition to the knowledge we possess of our different states; and I may say with truth that were all of them as well delineated as that which is the subject of this volume, we should be more accurately and scientifically known to the rest of the world. With my thanks for this mark of attention be pleased to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect. Th: Jefferson." This volume would have come into Jefferson&#39;s hands after the sale of his main collection to the Library of Congress in 1815, and so became part of his third and final library. Hence it does not figure in Sowerby&#39;s catalogue of Jefferson&#39;s library, and was one of the group of books widely dispersed after Jefferson&#39;s death a decade later. It does not have Jefferson&#39;s usual marks of ownership of his initials next to the signature letters; he may have assumed the presentation was identification enough. A wonderful association copy of a significant book. HOWES D465, "aa." SABIN 20822. STREETER SALE 1355. THOMSON 346. Emmet F. Horine, DANIEL DRAKE, PIONEER PHYSICIAN OF THE MIDWEST (Philadelphia, 1961), pp.116-17 (citing Meigs and Jefferson letters).

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        The Complete Angler, Or Contemplative Man&#39;s Recreation: Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, And Fishing In Two Parts: The First Written By Mr. Isaak Walton, The Second By Charles Cotton, Esq

      London: Samuel Bagster, 1815. Second Bagster edition. Hardcover. Later 19th century three quarter navy calf and aubergine cloth. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 514 [20 Index]. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Fifty plates with tissue guards. "With the lives of the authors: and notes, historical, supplementary, and explanatory, by Sir John Hawkins, Knt. and the present author." With adverts to the 1760, 1797, 1808, and this the eighth edition. Clean copy, modest plate offsetting, raised bands decorated in gilt, red leather spine label.

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        A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, with Part of Scotland; exhibiting the Collieries and Mines, the Marshes and Fen Lands originally overflowed by the Sea, and the Varieties of Soil according to the Variations in the Substrata, Illustrated by the most descriptive Names

      Double-page hand-colored engraved title & fifteen double-page engraved & finely hand-colored maps, all mounted on guards. Large folio (554 x 357 mm.), cont. marbled boards (spine & corners renewed sympathetically in calf, boards rubbed), upper cover with orig. leather label "Smith&#39;s Strata of England & Wales." [London]: 1st August 1815. First edition, third issue (the "a" series) of this "great classic of geological cartography. It was the first attempt to portray on such a scale not merely the distribution, but the stratigraphy of the formations of a whole country...Its appearance marked a distinct epoch in stratigraphical geology...By ingeniously colouring the bottom of each formation a fuller tint than the rest, Smith brought the general succession of strata conspicuously before the eye."-Geikie, p. 391. This copy has been signed and numbered by the author in ink on the lower right corner of sheet VI "Wm: Smith -- a,77" and is additionally numbered by him in ink "a77" on the lower left margin of title. "Smith&#39;s great work [the present book] was undoubtedly a major cartographic and scientific achievement. It represented about 65,000 square miles, was the first large-scale geological map of any country, and was based on the scientific principles discovered by Smith himself. Moreover, the coloring was designed to indicate not only the surface area of any one geological formation, but, by using a deeper shade along the base of a formation, an attempt was also made to show how the beds were superimposed; thus a structural factor was introduced...Probably 400 copies in all were issued, of which fewer than a hundred are known to be extant."-D.S.B., XII, pp. 488-91. A fine copy. Eyles has identified five states of Smith&#39;s map: an early unnumbered state (known in only a few copies); a series numbered 1-100, which Smith signed between 2 November and 17 December 1815; a series numbered a1-100 [our copy is of this series], signed between 17 December 1815 and 23 January 1816; a series numbered b1-100, signed after 23 January 1816; and an unnumbered and unsigned series probably issued in 1823 or later (watermarks are dated 1823). Fine copy with brilliant original coloring. Many of the sheets have the watermark "J. Whatman 1812." Some copies are accompanied by a quarto volume, Memoir (1815), but it is not present here. &#10087; Joan M. Eyles, "William Smith: A Bibliography of his Published Writings, Maps and Geological Sections, Printed and Lithographed" in Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, Vol. 5 (1969), pp. 86-109, no.12. Horblit 94-(including Smith&#39;s Memoir of the same year). Printing & the Mind of Man 274. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 180. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED (AQS)

      5 July 1815. Framed Manuscript. Not examined out of the frame but appears to be Fine. A one-page (8" x 10") lengthy AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED by Wordsworth from a poem by Fulke Greville (Lord Brooke), a contemporary and friend of poet Philip Sidney. In full: "The chief use, then in Man of that he knows Is his painstaking for the good of all; Not fleshly weeping for our own made woes, Not laughing from a melancholy gall, Not hating from a Soul that overflows In bitterness, breathed forth from inward thrall; But sweetly rather to ease, loose, or bind, As need requires, this frail, fallen human kind. Lord Brooke./Peter House July 5th 1815/Wm Wordsworth." It is clear why Wordsworth might have chosen these words of Brooke's--"Man's Service" from A TREATISE OF HUMANE LEARNING--to write as the two shared the notion that while knowledge might bring happiness, it also increases susceptibility to suffering and self-torment. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Wordsworth to an overall size of 22" x 18". Fulke Greville (1554-1628) was a close friend of Sir Philip Sidney and a great patron of letters. Most of his works were not published until after his murder by a servant who thought he had been omitted from his masterís will. Some believe Greville is the true author of several plays attributed to William Shakespeare.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Town of Mos - Byen Moss. 1st State. Trykk nr. 66 fra John William Edy: Boydell's picturesque scenery of Norway; with the principal towns from the Naze by the route of Christiania, to the magnificent pass of the Swinesund; from original drawings made on the spot, and engraved by 

      London 1815. 43 x 39 cm. innkl. passepartout m. bakplate i plastlomme. Samtidig håndkolorert akvatint i duse farger. En 3 cm. rift i nedre h. hjørne (berører ikke trykket), ellers pent

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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        The Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos, by Dr. Syntax

      London: T. Tegg, 1815. Hardcover. Very Good+. Full calf, ornate border gilt-stamped on boards, and replicated on expertly rebacked spine, with gilt-stamped lettering in leather label, ornately blindstamped compartments, 5 raised bands. Complete with color engraved title-p. and 29 plates. Dark scuff mark at fore-edge of rear board (nearly 2 inches long), with a similar mark (much smaller) at front joint; some light rubbing along edges of boards. A nice, internally clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        The History Of The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire,

      London : Lackington, Allen & Co. et al, 1815. New edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf, spines decorated in gilt floral motifs with black spine labels. Very good. 12 vols./No Dust Jacket. 22 x 14 cm. Engraved portrait and folding maps. Generally acclaimed as the greatest historical work in the English language, first edition published, 1776-1788, to immediate public regard, and to supply its continuing demand, New Editions were published. "Gibbon&#39;s profit on the whole is stated to have been 6000 pounds with the booksellers netting the handsome sum of 60,000 pounds." [see: ALLIBONE, Vol.I, p.662]. BRUNET Vol.II, p.1585. Extensive Index. Cover border panels in gilt, spines rubbed and a bit dried, text mostly clean, modest joint wear, overall all a sound set.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, A

      1815. first edition. Complete with the Portraits of the FoundersACKERMANN, R[udolph]. A History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. London: Printed for R. Ackermann, by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1815.First edition, complete with the engraved portraits of the Founders. Two large quarto volumes (13 3/16 x 11 1/16 inches; 334 x 281 mm.). viii, [2, list of plates], [ix]-xii, 296, [6, index]; [4], 324, [8, index] pp. Engraved portrait of the Duke of Gloucester and seventy-nine hand-colored plates (sixty-four aquatint views and fifteen engravings of university figures in academic costume) by Stadler, Havell, Agar, Bluck, Hill, and Reeve after Pugin, Westall, Mackenzie, Uwins, and Pyne. Plates watermarked 1812.Late 19th century half black morocco over brown cloth boards. Crimson morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. All edges marbled (top edge darkened). Some offsets from plates to text only. An excellent copy with early watermarks.&#147;The fine aquatints, with their somewhat old-world flavour, are well suited to reproduce the spirit and to recall the antique associations of the old quads and courts..."These two books [Ackermann&#39;s History of Oxford and History of Cambridge] are among the finest ever executed. A. Pugin, F. Nach, F. Mackenzie, and W. Westall were associated in the drawings, which are worthy even of the splendid architectural monuments they commemorate, while the engraving was carried out by such masters of aquatint as J. Bluck, J.C. Stadler, F.C. Lewis, D. Havell and others of like reputation. The result was the production of plates of unequaled merit in their particular line" (Prideaux, pp. 125-6).Abbey, Scenery, 79-80. Prideaux, pp. 125-126 and 332. Tooley 4.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Field of Waterloo;

      Edinburgh - James Ballantyne, 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated edition of Scott&#39;s poem, with many hand-coloured plates. Third edition. With an extravagant, hand-colouredfolding frontispiece depicting the field of the Battle ofWaterloo as it appeared on July 24th 1815. Eight further hand-coloured plates illustrate the text. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound though worn. Internally, firmly bound. Spotting and marks throughout. Expert repairs to folding plate and a small closed tear to title page. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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