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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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        Costume of the University of Oxford, The

      1815. Seventeen Hand-Colored Engraved Plates Depicting the Costume of the University of OxfordUWINS, Thomas. The Costume of the University of Oxford, Illustrated by a Series of Engravings from Original Drawings by Thomas Uwins. To Which is Prefixed a Brief Account of the Members and Officers of that University. London: Printed for R. Ackermann, by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1815.Large quarto (13 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches; 337 x 276 mm.). [6], 18 pp. Stipple-engraved portrait of Lord Grenville, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, by Henry Meyer after William Owen, and seventeen hand-colored line- and stipple-engraved plates by J. Agar after T. Uwins. The text is watermarked “W & S S/1813 (?).” The plates are watermarked “J Whatman/1812,” except for the portrait of Lord Grenville, which is watermarked “J Whatman/1806 (?).”Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards. Front cover with red roan label decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, smooth spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers. Several of the plates with early ink annotations at the lower edge identifying the subjects of the portraits. Minor rubbing to extremities. Mild foxing and browning, except for the portrait of Lord Grenville, which is slightly foxed and has a small faint dampstain in the outer blank margin, and offset onto the facing text leaf. Armorial bookplate Philip Bliss on front pastedown. An excellent copy.“In each volume [Ackermann’s History of the University of Oxford (1814) and History of the University of Cambridge (1815)] there is a series of hand-coloured plates of costume, in line and stipple, by J. Agar after T. Uwins, fifteen in the Cambridge, and seventeen in the Oxford. Mr. Uwins seems to have been inspired with the belief that all university dons are divinely tall and slender, with the exception of doctors of divinity, who alone in both volumes are depicted in possession of a comfortable portliness” (Martin Hardie, pp. 105-106).“Cette suite est extraite du grand ouvrage: History of Oxford publié en 1814 par Ackermann” (Colas).Colas 2947. Hiler, p. 4. See Abbey, Scenery, 278, and Tooley 5 (“The “Costume of Members of the University of Oxford” was also issued separately in elephant quarto for £3 13s. 6d”).

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        The History Of The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire,

      Lackington Allen & Co. et al 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'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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        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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        Die TODES GLOCKE, Oder das Wurdige Verhaltern eines Christen bey Krankheiten, Ein Auszug vom Ev. Magazin, nebst Einer Todes-Geschichte von Pfr. Gerhard: ein Auszug von Heinrich Stillings Heimweh

      Gedruckt in S. Henkel's Druckery Neu-Market [Va]:: Gedruckt in S. Henkel's Druckery,. 1815.. 12mo: A - C^6. A1 [= Frontis] & C6 serve as eps. 5-1/2" x 3-3/8". 1st edition (American Imprints 36099; Arndt & Eck 2097; Cappon & Brown, pp. 9-10; Wust 43). 34 pp.. Period red & blue horizontal line-pattern paste-paper wrappers.. Minor browning to paper. A nice, VG+ copy of a book uncommon in the. trade.. Frontispiece. T.p. device. Head- tailpiece.

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        Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders,

      1815. Alken's First Published WorkThe Comic Foibles of Amateur Horsemen[ALKEN, Henry]. Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders, or the reverse of Sporting Phrases taken from the Work entitled Indispensable Accomplishments... [by] Ben Tally Ho, an occasional Visitor in Leicestershire. London: S. & J. Fuller, 1st Septr, 1815.First edition, watermarked J. Whatman 1815. Oblong folio (10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in; 270 x 362 mm). Engraved title and seven hand-colored engraved plates. uncut.Late nineteenth century crushed crimson morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spine with four raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Original printed gray wrappers bound-in. Occasional light smudges to margins, damp-stain to lower right corner of last plate, not affecting image, otherwise an excellent copy of Alken's first published work. A second edition appeared in 1821. Though Siltzer notes an earlier edition of 1811, no other bibliographer has noted such and there are no records of an 1811 edition found in international institutional libraries, nor in auction records within the last thirty-five years. The issue under notice is found in only six libraries worldwide. Alken's satiric reposte to Frankland's Indispensable Accomplishments, taking the Frankland ("Billesdon Coplow") scenes and captions and turning them on their ear, specifically on the rider's behind as he's tossed hither and yon by a horse clearly more in control of things than the rider, who is finally carried off the field of comic disaster by his friends.The Plates:1. Going along a slapping pace...2. Topping a Flight of Rails...3. Charging an Ox-fence...with good Success.4. Got in and getting out...very clever.5. Facing a Brook. Verifying the old Adage, look before you leap.6. Swishing at a Rasper...7. Returning home in Triumph. He disdain'd a Slothful Easy Life, so took to hunting.Schwerdt I, p. 20. Siltzer, p. 69. Tooley 44.

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        Monuments Anciens et Modernes de l'Hindoustan

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

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