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      Containing the MOST APPROVED METHODS in use for FISHING or ANGLING for Pike, Trout, Salmon, Grailing, Carp, Tench, Bream, Barbel, Perch, Pope, Roach, Dace, Gudgeon, Smelt, Eel, Flounder, Mullet, Loach, Minnow etc. Together with Their Seasons of Spawning, Hours of Biting and whatever else is necessary to be known by an expert Angler, also Directions in the choice, Management and Application of the TACKLE BAITS, in the different seasons of the year and for all the various and peculiar Modes of Angling. Likewise, Remarks on the Utility of FISH PONDS; With their most profitable Formation and Disposition precisely and carefully pointed out. To which are Prefixed, an ACCOUNT of several curious METHODS of FISHING practised in EUROPE and elsewhere, and a description of all the principal RIVERS, LAKES in England, their Rise, Confluences and particular Kinds of FISH produced in them, in order to direct the ANGLER with the geater Certainty in his Sport. SECOND EDITION circa 1815. This work was issued with three other titles on sport with a general title page or separately in octavo pamphlet form. 8vo, approximately 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches. Pages: title page with advert on verso listing the other 3 titles, iv, 1-148, rebound in quarter dark blue morocco, 2 green gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules between raised bands on spine, vertical gilt rule to boards, marbled boards, new cream endpapers, top edge maroon. Small ink splash to 1 page, all text legible, small ink spot to 1 margin, 3 outer margins very slightly ragged, otherwise a very good copy. See: Westwood and Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria, A Catalogue of Books on Angling, The Fisheries and Fish Culture, page 58. FOURTH EDITION 1668, much corrected and enlarged. Small 8vo, approximately 150 x 90 mm, 5¾ x 3½ inches, FACSIMILE TITLE PAGE, 10 small copperplate engravings of fish in the text, attributed to Pierre Lombart, 2 pages of the words and music to "The Anglers Song" set by Henry Lawes, the second page printed upside down as should be, pages: [16], 255, [17], collation A-S8, signature E3 is signed B3, bound in modern plain brown leather, no title or decoration, new endpapers. Rubbing to spine and hinges, small hole repaired on first page (A2), following 2 pages have small chips to outer margins, 1 page has a closed tear that runs into the text neatly repaired, all text legible, pale age-browning and the occasional pale brown mark, a few margins dusty, otherwise a good copy. See: A New Chronicle of the Compleat Angler by Peter Oliver, page 12-14; English Literature 1475-1700 by Carl H. Pforzheimer, Volume III, No. 1051; The Compleat Angler 1653-1967 by Bernard S. Horne, page 13 -15, No.5. This copy follows all the points he lists on page 13 & 15; FIRST EDITION, 1676 OF COTTON'S PART OF THE COMPLEAT ANGLER. Engraved monogram on title page. Small 8vo, approximately 150 x 95 mm, 5¾ x 3¾ inches, pages (8), 111 plus [1] advert page for fishing tackle by John Margrave. the Licence leaf precedes the title page, dated April 5, bound in modern half morocco, matching cloth covers, gilt lettering between 2 raised bands to spine, new cream endpapers. 1 page has outer margin trimmed and is slightly ragged at bottom, not affecting text, 2 tiny marginal repairs, not affecting text, occasional pages are slightly dusty, mostly to margins, a few margins at the end have very pale stain to outer margins, not affecting text, some small strips of offset from turnovers to edges of endpapers, pale offset from monogram to half title, otherwise a very good copy. This is the first edition of Cotton's part of the Compleat Angler. It appeared for the first time with Walton's 5th edition and Venables 4th edition of The Experienced Angler in a volume entitled the Universal Angler in 1676. The general title page of this states that these three titles "may be bound together, or sold each of them severally". This copy is probably one of those sold separately. See:The Compleat Angler 1653-1967, A New Bibliography by Bernard S. Horne, page 15; Peter Oliver, A New Chronicle of The Compleat Angler, page 14; The Library of the late John Gerard Heckscher of New York, 432. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        His Excellency Lieut. General Lord Beresford

      London: Published by Edward Orme, Bond Street, Jan. 2, 1815. Mezzotint. State i/i with the title in gothic letters and thick and thin italics. With the engraved inscription: "Heaphy Pinx**W.Say sc, Engraver to his H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester./ His Excellency Lieut. General Lord Beresford, K.B./ Grand Cross of the Portugeze Military Order of the Tower and Sword. Marquis of Campo Maior./ Marshal and Commander in Chief of the Portugeze Armies./ Captain General of Spain, &c.&c./ Published and Sold Jan. 21 1815 by Edw. Orme Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H the Prince Regent Bond Str. corner of Brook Str. London." In excellent condition. Image size: 19 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches. 22 1/4 x 17 3/8 inches. 29 11/16 x 23 1/4 inches. A striking portrait of General Beresford, who distinguished himself under Wellington during the Peninsular War. William Carr Beresford (1768-1856) was a noted British general who distinguished himself for his military skill and patriotism. Beresford served with distinction in Egypt and participated in capturing the Cape Colony from the Dutch. Under his command Buenos Aires was seized, but it remained under British control only briefly before Jacques de Liniers retook it. Beresford occupied Madeira and for a time was governor of the island. He was active throughout the Peninsular War, distinguishing himself on many occasions for his exceptional tactical ability and outstanding valor. He joined the Duke of Wellington in Portugal where he successfully reorganized the Portuguese army and was later created general of ordnance in the Duke's cabinet. This fine portrait is characteristic of the Napoleonic period when Glory was still a prevailing aspiration. Calm and commanding, Beresford stands before a wrecked cannon with active combat is going on not far behind him. His fearlessness and readiness are written on his face and in his posture, on his gold embroidered jacket are the clasps and medals commemorating his deeds.Not fearing death, he fears no one. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 3; Lennox-Boyd & Stogdon, state i/i.

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        The Traveller's Guide to Madeira and the West Indies;

      Haddington, 1815. 119pp + erratta + 10 plates. 1st ed., light browning otherwise clean in modern half calf retaining most of original printed boards. A very scarce work describing the voyage to and from the West Indies.

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        The Earl of Castlehaven's Review; Or, His Memoirs of His Engagement and Carriage in the Irish Wars. with Lord Anglesey's Letter Containing Observations and Reflexions Thereon Or His Memoirs of His Engagement and Carriage in the Irish Wars : with Lord Anglesey's Letter, Containing Observations

      Dublin: Printed for George Mullens Temple Bar 1815 Dublin: Printed for George Mullens, Temple-Bar, 1815. Large Paper Copy. "The present very limited impression of Lord Castlehaven's Memoirs-is taken from the edition of 1684.". 8vo (9-3/8 x 6- 1/2 inches). Printed by Graisberry and Campbell, 10, Back-lane. xv, [i], 143, [1], 41, [3] pp. Paper: watermarked: CMD 1814. Green morocco, with gilt three leaf clover cornerpieces and acorn and three leaf clover vine outer border, interior blind-stamped arabesque geometric panel, gilt spine, pink silk doublures, gilt dentelles, a.e.g., signed on fore-edge ... "Bound by Geo. Mullen, Dublin." Bookplate of A.H. Smith Barry. In custom green half-morocco slipcase and chemise

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      Catania: Dalla Stamperia della Regia Universita' Degli Studj, 1815. FIRST EDITION. Very Rare Book on Volcanic History of Mt. Etna 298 x 216 mm (11 3/4 x 8 1/2"). Volume II with pp. 22 and 23 blank (the text accidentally omitted during printing) and with pp. 173-76 supplied in excellent bound-in facsimile. Two volumes. Pleasing recent half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, each spine with a red morocco label, edges untrimmed. With (slightly soiled) publisher's blue paper wrappers bound in. With six folding wood engravings: a portrait frontispiece, a large map of Mount Etna, a topographical map, and three views, including one of an eruption. Verso of title page with British Museum's "Duplicate" stamp. Occasional minor foxing or dust soiling to margins, one opening with printing smudges to margins and footnotes (obscuring one word), two gatherings in volume II a little browned, one with half-inch worm trail touching eight letters, other trivial imperfections (short closed marginal tears, isolated rust spots, corner creases), but generally an excellent, fresh copy, with good margins, and in unworn bindings. Published in Catania in the shadow of Mount Etna, this detailed history of the volcano was compiled by the priest Canon Giuseppe Recupero (1720-78), who ascended the peak with volcanologist Sir William Hamilton in 1769, 100 years after one of Etna's most destructive eruptions. Recupero had been commissioned by the government to report on the flood of 1755, when an summit eruption at a time when Etna was covered with snow caused serious flooding in the valley below. Recupero did not publish any findings during his lifetime, but his extensive materials were edited and annotated by his nephew, Agatino, and issued in 1815. The first volume is a history of the mountain so detailed that two full chapters are devoted to discussing its height, and the second is a history of its eruptions, including the 1669 event which destroyed much of the town and arable land around Catania. The greatest geologist of the day, Sir Charles Lyell, cites Recupero with approval in his work, calling the geologist-priest "a good observer and a man of great sagacity." The only copy that has appeared at auction in the last 30 years had browned plates with repaired tears. Our copy, being a duplicate in the collection of the British Museum, saw very little use; its only flaws are those that inevitably accrue over time. The rarely-viewed plates are in very fresh condition, with none of the tears along folds that so often afflict oversized engravings.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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      [Np. after 1815].. Two framed portraits. Oil on canvas, expertly conserved. Each 24 x 19 1/2 inches, in matching period gilt frames. A charming pair of portraits of Elbridge Gerry and his wife, Ann Thompson Gerry, after the originals by John Vanderlyn. The image of Gerry is the best-known portrait of him, and exists in several copies by unknown artists, as here, besides the original. It shows a bust-length image, his arms crossed, looking intently at the viewer. Elbridge Gerry can rightly claim to be one of the foremost Founding Fathers. Born into a merchant family in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 1744, his radical politics led him to become active in the Committees of Correspondence and a wanted man at the time of Lexington and Concord. He was elected to the Second Continental Congress, and was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, serving in Congress until 1785. He played an important role in the Constitutional Convention in 1787, but refused to sign because of the lack of a Bill of Rights. He was a prime mover for one in the First Congress, where he served as a Representative. He later served as an ambassador to France under John Adams, and governor of Massachusetts, where his manipulation of voting districts led to the term "gerrymander," for which he is probably best known today. In 1812, although already ill, he was elected vice president on Madison's second ticket. He died in Washington in 1814. Gerry did not marry until he was forty-one, and then to the much younger Ann Thompson, who was twenty-two. Her portrait shows her in a bust-length view, and captures her personality; it was said "she possessed considerable force of character and a dignified and gentle manner." She later has the melancholy distinction of being the last surviving widow of a Signer of the Declaration, dying in New Haven on March 17, 1849. She is buried in the Grove Street Cemetery, about two blocks from the offices of William Reese Company. George A. Billas, ELBRIDGE GERRY, FOUNDING FATHER AND REPUBLICAN STATESMAN (New York, 1976).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Boston: Printed by N. Coverly, [1815].. Broadside, 18 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Text printed in three columns below title and pictorial woodcut illustration, heightened in contemporary red ink, all framed in ornamental border. Woodcut measures approximately 6 x 9 inches. Contemporary ink inscription ("$14.00") in lower margin below border. Early folds. A few small stains and several holes in and around illustration, measuring between 1/4 inch and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Stains and holes surprisingly unobtrusive. A good copy. Matted. A marvelous illustrated broadside containing the account of a massive serpent found and killed at Versailles, Kentucky, near Lexington. The broadside prints the text as an epistolary eyewitness narrative, addressed to the brother of the author in Philadelphia. The author, Samuel Hanson, was a member of an eastern army regiment on its way to join Andrew Jackson's forces at New Orleans. Stopping in Versailles, Hanson and his fellow soldiers learned that just as the men of the town had themselves departed for New Orleans the previous week, a giant snake had appeared and begun to devour the local livestock and terrorize the women and children. Hanson and two other soldiers agreed to hunt down the beast with guns, tomahawks, and "two lusty dogs," and discovered it at last on the "summit of a lofty hill": "[W]e hastened to the spot, when lo! an object greeted our eyes, the horror of which I have it not in my power to describe, picture to your imagination, dear brother, a monster, of the serpent kind, full twenty-two feet in length, and the thickest part of his body of the size of the thigh of one of our largest men! his eyes sparkling like fire, and venomously shooting forth his forked tongue with his whole body drawn in a position to defend himself, or to dart upon any object that should venture within his reach! and you will have a pretty correct idea of this monster!" After a bloody battle involving the loss of one dog, the soldiers slayed the beast and cut off its head. The letter concludes with a detailed description of the corpse (including the contents of its stomach) and the following note: "As this is unquestionably one of the largest Serpents ever known to exist in this country, his skin will be forwarded and presented to your Museum for the satisfaction of the curious." It may reasonably be concluded that the broadside served as an advertisement for an exhibit at the Peale Museum in Philadelphia. Given the date and Boston imprint, it may also have had some connection to David Bowen, a Philadelphia native, friend of Charles Willson Peale, and museum pioneer of Boston, who quit Boston to return to Philadelphia the same year this broadside was printed. Signed in print by Samuel Hanson. OCLC locates two copies, at the American Antiquarian Society (a tattered copy) and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. Rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London: Printed for John Murray, 1815... [4],390pp. Large octavo. Original paper and boards, printed spine label, untrimmed. Early engraved bookplate on front pastedown, surface loss at crown and toe of spine, fore- tips bumped and surface splits along joints, occasional modest foxing or spotting; despite these issues, a rather nice copy, and very scarce in this original; state. First edition, Novelist/poet Williams (1762- 1827) found a second home in France, and wrote passionately, but ignorantly about the French Revolution, most often, as here in the form of "Letters." "The honesty with which she wrote carried conviction to many of her readers; and there can be little doubt that her works were the source of many erroneous opinions as to facts ... " - DNB. She began to publish her sequence of LETTERS in 1790, and concluded just prior to her death with an account of France post the Restoration. She was widely read abroad, and printers in the U.S. were quick to publish their own editions. NCBEL II:694.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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 Martial Achievements of Great Britain and her allies from 1799 to 1815

      London: [1815] plates watermarked 1831, text 1810 - 1812]. Quarto. (14 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches). Uncut. Engraved title with hand-coloured vignette, engraved dedication to the Duke of Wellington with his coat-of-arms hand- coloured, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 51 plates by Thomas Sutherland after William Heath. Without the 4pp. subscriber's list called for only in early issues. Expertly bound to style in red straight-grained half morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt. A fine copy of this beautifully-illustrated record of the battles and campaigns during the war against Napoleon's France: "A brilliant and worthy record of a brilliant period in England's history" (Hardie). First published in 1814-1815, Jenkins' Martial Achievements enjoyed enduring popularity, with the result that it was re-isssued several times. The present issue includes text from the original printing (on paper watermarked 1810 and 1812) whilst the plates are re-issues on paper stocks including watermarks dated 1831. This copy is particularly desirable as it is on paper that is completely uncut, offering the additional luxury of the widest possible margins to both plates and text. Whilst this work does include nine scenes from locations as diverse as India, Israel, Egypt, Italy, South America and Russia, it is essentially a record of the Peninsular War from August 1808 when Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington), landed in Portugal, through until the ultimate defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in June 1815. Each plate captures a pivotal moment during a pivotal action: the text describes the scene pictured and then, using excerpts from contemporary bulletins, dispatches, letters, and speeches gives an account of the action as a whole, often ending on a fascinating but more sombre note by recording the names and regiments of the senior officers killed. With the brilliant strategist Wellington at their head, the British and their Portuguese and Spanish allies fought to eject Napoleon and the French firstly from Portugal, and then Spain. In a seven year period, during which over a million people lost their lives, the French (with the most experienced and successful army in Europe) went from being the masters of a demoralized and all-but-defeated Spain to being ejected forever from the Iberian Peninsular, having been repulsed during a long series of engagments against Spanish irregulars supporting Wellington's Anglo Portuguese Army. Many of these engagments are pictured and described here in a work that Prideaux notes is "worthy of its theme ... one [could not] desire a finer record of heroic deeds"). Scenes include "The Battle[s] of Roleia"; "... Vimiera"; "... Corunna"; "... Grigo"; "... Salamonda"; "... Talavera"; "... Busaco"; "...Barrosa"; "... Pombal"; " ... Salmanca"; " ... Seville"; '".... Vittoria"; "The Storming of St. Sebastian"; "The Entrance of the Allies into Paris"; and "The Battle of Quatre Bras" and two of the "Battle of Waterloo." The plates are all the work of aquatint engraver Thomas Sutherland, who specialized in hunting, coaching, military, and naval subjects: his earliest dated work is from 1804, and shortly thereafter was employed by London publisher Rudolph Ackermann. Here, Sutherland works from originals by William Heath who is now best known for his caricatures, political cartoons, and images which offered a visual commentary on contemporary life. The present work is typical of his earlier output - from about 1820 on he focused on satire. Some of his works were published under the pseudonym "Paul Pry". Abbey Life 365; Hardie English Coloured Books 147; Prideaux, 341; Tooley 281.

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        CAMPAGNES DES FRANCAIS SOUS LE CONSULAT ET L'EMPIRE. Album de 52 batailles et 100 portraits des maréchaux, généraux et personnages les plus illustres de l'époque.

      In-folio, legat. edit. in tela con decoraz. oro (restaur.). Celebrato album cosi' composto: 1 tav. con il ritratto di Napoleone "accompagné d'un fac-simile de sa signature" - frontespizio - Indice - 5 tavv. con 100 ritratti in medaglione e 52 bellissime tavv. che illustrano i momenti più significativi delle guerre napoleoniche, dalla "Bataille de Millesimo" (25 germinal an IX) al "Transfèrement de Napoléon à bord du Northumberland" (8 aout 1815). Le tavv. sono inc. all'acquaforte per lo più da Couché e Duplessis-Bertaux. Cfr. Benezit,IV, p. 876. Solo fiorit. e arross. al frontesp., altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Codice civile generale austriaco. edizione seconda e sola ufficiale. parte prima (-terza). milano, dalla cesarea regia stamperia, 1815.

      Tre parti con autonomi frontespizi di pp. (12) 363 (1) + (2) d'errata. Unito a: Indice del Codice Civile Generale austriaco. Milano, dall'Imperiale Regia Stamperia, 1825. Pp. (2) 204. Due opere in un volume di cm. 22,5, solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti marmorizzati e tagli colorati. Qualche annotazione manoscritta coeva. Esemplare marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione definitiva e sola ufficiale, rara a reperirsi completa dell'indice ed in tale, impeccabile stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Treatise on the Wealth, Power, and Resources, of the British Empire, in every quarter of the world, including the East Indies ... 2nd edn, with additions & corrections. 4to.

      Printed for Joseph Mawman. 1815 Sl. indentations to opening leaves. Uncut in orig. brown paper boards, paper label; sl. rubbed in places, label with small repair. Armorial bookplate of Maclean of Ardgour. Signed on leading f.e.p. by Auls (?) Maclean, 1822. A very nice copy indeed in its original binding.The Scottish Clan of Maclean of Ardgour, on the western shore of Loch Linnhe, was founded by the warlord 'Gillean of the Battleaxe' in the late 12th century. In 1822, the Clan's chief was Sir Fitzroy Jeffreys Grafton Maclean, 8th Baronet of Morvern and 24th chief of Clan Maclean. Colquhoun, himself from a Scottish Clan, was the first to attempt a comprehensive statistical analysis of the wealth and revenue of Britain and Ireland. With a preface to the 2nd edition. Illustrated with copious statistical tables.

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        Geografia universale o descrizione di tutte le parti del mondo trattata su d'un nuovo piano e giusta le gran divisioni naturali del globo [..]. tomo primo [-ottavo]. milano, dalla tipografia sonzogno e compagni, 1815-1830.

      8 volumi in-8° (cm. 20,3), eleganti legature coeve in p. pelle verde con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi, tagli a spruzzo rossi; carte in ottimo stato (sporadiche fioriture), 4 tavole illustrative ripiegate f.t. al v. II. Prima traduzione italiana dei notissimi -i-Précis de géographie universelle-/i-, parzialmente postumi (Paris 1810-1829). Per l'attenzione riservata ai fatti storico-culturali anticipò le idee di K. Ritter. "Il traduttore ci assicura di avere in alcuni luoghi emendato l'originale, e ce ne offre le prove" [-i-Biblioteca Italiana-/i- L, 269]. Ottimo esemplare.

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        A Catalogue of the Valuable Library of James Edwards, Esq

      Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. [London]: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co.. 1815. First. First edition. Octavo. [4], 47pp. Early paper wrappers. Lacks the three folding plates, very good. Left margins ruled and priced throughout, and right margins with buyers' names throughout in a contemporary hand. Fore-edge trimmed, shaving off the end of a few of the longer names, but not affecting their legibility. A scarce auction catalogue of the famous 1815 sale of James Edward's choice collection of 830 items: "containing a splendid assemblage of early printed books, chiefly upon vellum; highly curious and important manuscripts, many of them executed for sovereign princes; magnificent books of prints, and various important articles in every department of literature and science..." DNB 538; BM English Book Sales 135. .

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        L'espagne et le portugal, ou moeurs, usages et costumes des habitans de ces royames. precede' d'un precis historique. paris, nepveu, 1815.

      Sei volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. xix (1) 218; (4) 215 (1); (4) 219 (1); (4) 217 (1); (4) 253 (1); (4) 231 (1). Con 54 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate, di cui 2 a doppia pagina. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Esemplare con qualche brunitura e fioriture sparse ad alcune sezioni di carte, peraltro genuino, marginoso, ben legato ed in buono stato di conservazione.

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

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        Bacchi tempel öpnadt vid en hieltes död.

      Stockholm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1815. Grav. titelblad,+ (8),+ 127 s. Nio inklistrade grav. vignetter i texten. Lagerfläckig. Sammanbunden med: Musiken till Bacchi tempel. St. Petersburg och Åbo, 1815. Grav. titelblad,+ 1-21 grav. s. med noter. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett. Från Harald Wiens bibliotek på Löberöd, med dess exlibris samt med G. Londicers namnteckning. Andra upplagan av Bacchi tempel, den första publicerades 1783. Vinjetterna är graverade av J. F. Martin. Denna andra upplaga innehåller första publiceringen av Bellmans ej fullbordade levernesbeskrivning

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        BABBAGE (Charles) An Essay towards the Calculus of Functions, pp. 389-423. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 105,

      * "Babbage believed that his new scheme would serve as a generalized calculus to include all problems capable of analytical formulation, and it is possible to see here a hint of the inspiration for his concept of the Analytical Engine. While the work on the engines and his other scientific, social and political activities caused him virtually to abandon mathematical research at the age of thirty, the calculus of functions was the area he often yearned to continue. In fact the calculus of functions was not taken up by other workers, and it is the aspect of Babbage's mathematical work that modern mathematicians find the most fascinating" (Dubbey, The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage). * Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 105, Parts I and II (complete), bound in one volume for 1815, comprising, vi, 26, 454, (8)pp large quarto, with 16 engraved plates (some folding), morocco backed library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, occasional inked library stamp, some occasional marginal light browning, a good copy, London, Bulmer, sold by Nicol, printers to the Royal Society,1815. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: ROGET (Peter M.) Description of a New Instrument for Performing Mechanically the Involution and Evolution of Numbers, p.9-28; BREWSTER (David) Experiments on the Depolarisation of Light as Exhibited by Various Mineral, Animal, and Vegetable Bodies, with a Reference of the Phenomena to the General Principles of Polarisation, p.29-53; WITH: On the Effects of Simple Pressure in Producing That Species of Crystallization Which Forms Two Oppositely Polarised Images, and Exhibits the Complementary Colours by Polarised Light, pp.60-64; WITH: On the Laws Which Regulate the Polarisation of Light by Reflexion from Transparent Bodies, pp.125-159; WITH: On the Multiplication of Images, and the Colours Which Accompany Them in Some Specimens of Calcareous Spar, pp.270-292; WILSON PHILIP (A. P.) Experiments Made with a View to Ascertain the Principle on Which the Action of the Heart Depends, and the Relation Which Subsists between That Organ and the Nervous System, pp.65-90; DAVY (Humphry) Some Experiments and Observations on the Colours Used in Painting by the Ancients, pp.97-124; WITH: Some Experiments on a Solid Compound of Iodine and Oxygene, and on Its Chemical Agencies, pp.203-213; WITH: On the Action of Acids on the Salts Usually Called Hyperoxymuriates, and on the Gases Produced from Them, pp.214-219; HERSCHEL (William) A Series of Observations of the Satellites of the Georgian Planet, Including a Passage through the Node of Their Orbits; With an Introductory Account of the Telescopic Apparatus That Has Been Used on This Occasion; and a Final Exposition of Some Calculated Particulars Deduced from the Observations, pp.293-362.

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        A Collection of Decorated Letters & Numerals with Calligraphic Alphabets and Numerals

      not indicated [not indicated: not indicated]. [circa 1815]. Seventeen oblong etched and engraved plates. Sheet size: 16 x 39 cm. Image size to the plate marks: 13 x 32 cm. (Sizes vary between 1 and 2 cm.) Printed in black on thick sheets of wove paper. Near fine with light soiling to the edges. A very rare collection of elaborately decorated letters and numerals, designed and engraved by Gius Lanzani, "Incisore Calligrafo," in collaboration with a team of other Italian artists and engravers.The collection consists of three sets. Each decorated letter and numeral features an elaborate allegorical design. Obvious examples include: Adam & Eve, the Three Fates, the The Seven Deadly Sins (for numerals 2, 3, and 7); and a Gallows, a Lion, and the Devil (for the letters G, L, and D). Most, however, are not easy to decipher. Contemporary situations and events are also depicted, both humorous and allegorical, such as Waterloo for W. Thus we know that the plates were made sometime after 1815. Stunning calligraphy, beautifully designed, engraved, and printed. Very scarce. OCLC locates no copies. A list with more detailed descriptions of each set is available. .

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        The Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos, by Dr. Syntax

      T. Tegg 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.

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