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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. .

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        THE FISHERMAN OR THE ART OF ANGLING MADE EASY

      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&#39;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&#39;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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        STORIA NATURALE E GENERALE DELL' ETNA

      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.

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        [A PAIR OF PORTRAITS OF ELBRIDGE GERRY, SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE, GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS, AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH MATCHING PORTRAIT OF HIS WIFE, ANN THOMPSON GERRY, AFTER ORIGINAL BY JOHN VAN

      [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&#39;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).

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        A MONSTROUS SERPENT. DISCOVERED AND KILLED IN JANUARY, 1815, NEAR THE BANKS OF THE OHIO, IN KENTUCKY, BY THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS [caption title]

      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&#39;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.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE EVENTS WHICH HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN FRANCE, FROM THE LANDING OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, ON THE 1ST OF MARCH, 1815, TILL THE RESTORATION OF LOUIS XVIII. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT STATE OF SOCIETY AND PUBLIC OPINION

      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.

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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&#39;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&#39;s France: "A brilliant and worthy record of a brilliant period in England&#39;s history" (Hardie). First published in 1814-1815, Jenkins&#39; 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&#39;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"; &#39;".... 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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        La Langue Hebraïque réstituée, et le véritable sens des mots hébreux rétabli et prouvé par leur analyse radicale. 2-volume set (complete)

      Chez l'Auteur; Barrois l'Aine; Eberhart Paris: Chez l'Auteur; Barrois, l'Ainé; Eberhart, 1815-16. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Quarto. XLVIII, 197, 138, 348, [2]pp. Uncut. Two volumes in marbled-paper covered slipcases. Full green morocco with gold tooled decoration on each board, spine and along edges. Gilt lettering on spines. Raised bands. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Original wrappers bound in. Book marker in each volume. This 2-volume set is the author's best known work on his research on the Hebrew language. Fabre d'Olivet claims to have found the true meaning of the Hebrew language, examines the historic course of the Hebrew people, and details their linguistic divide after the Exodus following the fall of Jerusalem. The author believes that the spirit of the Hebrew language has been lost during the Exodus, except among the Essenes, who kept an oral comprehension of Hebrew roots. Minor edge wear on slipcases, with corners and edges slightly rubbed. Very slight and sporadic rubbing along edges of bindings. Sporadic foxing throughout. Text in French with some Hebrew. Slipcases in overall good, stunning bindings in near fine, interior in very good to near fine condition.

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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.

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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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        The Complete Angler, Or Contemplative Man'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

      Samuel Bagster 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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        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'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.

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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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        COURTEOUS FAIRY

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

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        ARCHITECTURE TOSCANE, OU PALAIS, MAISONS, ET AUTRES EDIFICES DE LA TOSCANE

      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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        Changing Horses to the Mail Coach

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

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        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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