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        Censura Literaria. Containing Titles, Abstracts and Opinions of Old English Books. With Original Disquisitions, Articles of Biography, and Other Literary Antiquities. With the articles classed in chronological order under their separate heads.

      London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1815 - Second Edition. 7 of 10 volumes. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10. (Incomplete). 16 cm x 24 cm. Vol. 1: VIII, LXIII, 432 pages. / Vol. 2: VIII, 450 pages. / Vol. 3: VII, 434 pages. / Vol. 4: VII, 435 pages. / Vol. 6: VIII, 416 pages. / Vol. 8: VIII, 411 pages. / Vol. 10: VIII, 580 pages. Original Hardcover. Volume 1 has dampstaining on boards, front board detached. Volume 8 has small dampstain on front board. All volumes with stronger rubbing, fading on boards, otherwise good condition with content intact. All volumes (except volume 1) have Exlibris / Bookplate of George Waldo Emerson 'Truth swerves not, neither to the right nor left, fixed and eternal as the polar star. "Hitch you wagon to a star"'. The glue stopped holding the fine condition bookplates to front pastedown because of age. "A work justly held in high estimation by all antiquaries in literature (250 copies printed) . . . The articles . . . under their separate heads of Poetry, History, &c., with a general index to the whole, give the new edition a great superiority over the first edition." - Lowndes. Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, 1st Baronet (30 November 1762 – 8 September 1837) was an English bibliographer and genealogist. He was also Member of Parliament for Maidstone from 1812 to 1818. Educated at Maidstone Grammar School and The King's School, Canterbury, Brydges was admitted to Queens' College, Cambridge in 1780, though he did not take a degree. He was called to the bar from the Middle Temple in 1787. He wrote some novels and poems, now forgotten, but rendered valuable service through his bibliographical publications, Censura Literaria, Titles and Opinions of Old English Books (10 vols. 1805-9), his editions of Edward Phillips's Theatrum Poetarum Anglicanorum (1800), Arthur Collins's Peerage of England (1812), and of many rare Elizabethan authors. He was a founding member of the Roxburghe Club, a publishing club of wealthy bibliophiles. He was elected a Knight Grand Commander of the Equestrian, Secular, and Chapterial Order of St. Joachim in 1807, at a Chapter held in Franconia. In 1789, the Chandos barony became dormant. Egerton Brydges attempted to claim the title, initially on behalf on his older brother Rev. Edward Tymewell Brydges, then later on his own behalf. The litigation continued from 1790 to 1803, before the claims were ultimately rejected, but he continued to style himself per legem terrae Baron Chandos of Sudeley. It seems likely that not only was the claim groundless but that the evidence was forged. He was made a baronet on 27 December 1814. He died in Geneva. (Wikipedia)

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        Cosaque du Don

      Paris: G. Engelmann, circa 1815. Lithograph on rag paper. Watermark J. Gamber? 27 x 39 cm. on sheet size 43 x 58 cm. Beraldi, XII, pp. 205-206 ; Dayot, 196a.

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        Grote Markt Antwerpen - J.L. van Bever, ca. 1815-1825.

      GROTE MARKT ANTWERPEN?Vue de la Grande Place a Anvers?, ets met aquatint uitgegeven door J.L. van Bever tussen 1815-1825. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 57,5 x 77 cm.De Grote Markt te Antwerpen met bedrijvigheid van alledag met militairen, straatverkopers, gegoede burgers en andere passanten. Links langs het huizenblok de Maalderijstraat naar de Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, rechts het Stadhuis, met daarlangs een doorkijk naar de Hoogstraat. Voor het stadhuis staat een menigte te kijken naar een aapje in uniform op de rug van een hond. (Op deze plek staat sinds 1887 de fontein met de handwerpende Brabo.) Verderop rijdt een vierspan met lijkwagen voorbij.In de huizenrij op de achtergrond zien we de winkel van een horlogemaker, een goud en zilversmidswinkel, een ijzerhandel, een stoffenwinkel (?Magazin de Draps?) en ?Van Mechelen verkoopt Bier en Jenever? en Sommers chapellerie [hoedenwinkel].Na de Franse bezetting stond Antwerpen stond aan het begin van de Industri?le Revolutie. De haven groeide met Hamburg en Rotterdam uit tot belangrijkste haven van Europa. De economische vooruitzichten waren goed.Prijs: ?2.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        Ilias.

      London: J. Cuthell [et al.],, 1815. Graece et Latine. Ex Recensione et cum Notis Samuelis Clarke. Editio decima sexta. 2 volumes, octavo (214 x 128 mm). Contemporary prize-binding of red straight-grain full morocco, raised bands gilt to spines forming compartments of alternating sizes, elaborate quatrefoils gilt to head and foot, the two larger central compartments lettered in gilt between blind diamond rolls, dot, line and quatrefoil rolls gilt to smaller compartments, three-line gilt border to covers enclosing leaf-form blind roll, simple gilt frame and an inner geometric frame in blind, blind floral cornerpieces, central insignia of Glasgow Grammar School gilt to front covers, all edges gilt, blue patterned endpapers, bound pink silk page-markers. Folding map frontispiece to each volume, depicting Greece and Asia Minor. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and discriminating collector of 18th- and early-19th-century literature in contemporary bindings, to the front pastedown. Tips and bottom edges of boards rubbed, scuff to vol. 1 front board, a few spots to frontispieces and titles, very occasional marginal spotting, occasional interlinear annotations in pencil in a contemporary hand. An excellent copy. A highly appealing Regency-era prize binding, with Glasgow Grammar School presentation plates dated 1819 to the front pastedowns, signed by noted rector William Chrystal (1776-1830), who is credited with transforming the school's fortunes following his appointment in 1805, and whose death in a boating accident in the Firth of Clyde is commemorated with a bust in Glasgow Cathedral; the recipient of the prize (the "Dux prize" according to an inscription to the initial blank of the first volume) was Robert Wilson, a fifth-form student, who is described in Cleland's Abrigment of the Annals of Glasgow as the son of Thomas Wilson, builder (p. 299). The first volume of Samuel Clarke's translation was originally published in 1729, with the second volume left incomplete at the time of his death the same year. Clarke was "renowned not only within Britain but throughout Europe for his abilities as a theologian and philosopher" (ODNB). He is best remembered today as a supporter of Isaac Newton.

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        Carte générale Des Victoires et conquet francais de 1792 à 1815

      1815. Carta del territorio europeo nella qual sono indicate tutte le vittorie del popolo francese sotto la guida di Napoleone Bonaparte. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra sono proposte le piante planimetriche delle capitali conquistate: Milano, Monaco di Baviera, Roma, Il Cairo, Saragozza, St. Jean D'Acre, Malta, Danzica, Napoli, Vienna, Berlino, Praga, Lisbona, Madrid, Mosca e Torino. In basso al centro si notano numerose scale che testimoniano il vasto pubblico al quale era indirizzata quest'opera. Carta intelata.

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        Ilias. Graece et Latine. Ex Recensione et cum Notis Samuelis Clarke. Editio decima sexta.

      London: J. Cuthell [et al.], 1815 - 2 volumes, octavo (214 x 128 mm). Contemporary prize-binding of red straight-grain full morocco, raised bands gilt to spines forming compartments of alternating sizes, elaborate quatrefoils gilt to head and foot, the two larger central compartments lettered in gilt between blind diamond rolls, dot, line and quatrefoil rolls gilt to smaller compartments, three-line gilt border to covers enclosing leaf-form blind roll, simple gilt frame and an inner geometric frame in blind, blind floral cornerpieces, central insignia of Glasgow Grammar School gilt to front covers, all edges gilt, blue patterned endpapers, bound pink silk page-markers. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and discriminating collector of 18th- and early-19th-century literature in contemporary bindings, to the front pastedown. Tips and bottom edges of boards rubbed, scuff to vol. 1 front board, a few spots to frontispieces and titles, very occasional marginal spotting, occasional interlinear annotations in pencil in a contemporary hand. An excellent copy. Folding map frontispiece to each volume, depicting Greece and Asia Minor. A highly appealing Regency-era prize binding, with Glasgow Grammar School presentation plates dated 1819 to the front pastedowns, signed by noted rector William Chrystal (1776-1830), who is credited with transforming the school's fortunes following his appointment in 1805, and whose death in a boating accident in the Firth of Clyde is commemorated with a bust in Glasgow Cathedral; the recipient of the prize (the "Dux prize" according to an inscription to the initial blank of the first volume) was Robert Wilson, a fifth-form student, who is described in Cleland's Abrigment of the Annals of Glasgow as the son of Thomas Wilson, builder (p. 299). The first volume of Samuel Clarke's translation was originally published in 1729, with the second volume left incomplete at the time of his death the same year. Clarke was "renowned not only within Britain but throughout Europe for his abilities as a theologian and philosopher" (ODNB). He is best remembered today as a supporter of Isaac Newton.

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        Le Petit Glaneur Lirique

      Paris: chez Le Fuel, 1815. 24mo (binding size 103 x 65 mm). [32] leaves. Engraved title, 5 stipple-engraved plates by Duthé after F. Mossard, 6 leaves with engraved vignettes of reclining ladies or girls in empire dresses at top of each recto and verso, the rest blank for reader's notes, fold-out letterpress calendar for 1815 at end printed on recto and verso, with wood-engraved borders (a couple of spots to calendar). Embossed velvet binding with stripes and repeated floral cartouches, gilt edges. *** Charming Empire almanac in an unusual and well-preserved binding. The last few leaves with their reclining belles invite the reader to jot her mouvements d'âme. Not in Grand-Carteret, but the Bibliothèque nationale de France has a run from 1808 to 1829.

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        THE COSTUME OF THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS From the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century to Which is Added that of the Gothic Nations on the Western Coasts of the Baltic the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes.

      Printed by William Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press [&] published by R. Havell, 1815.. 1st edn. 4to. Contemporary full diced calf, raised ribbed spines gilt tooled, with gilt tooled borders on boards, all edges gilt (spine rather scuffed at edges and corners bumped and scuffed). Pp. 59, illus 24 full page hand-coloured plates incl frontispiece (plates bright and unmarked with some offsetting on facing pages; previous owner's engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down). .

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        THE JUVENILE PRECEPTOR; Or An Easy Introduction To Reading. Being A Progressive Book Of Monosyllables. Adapted To The Capacities Of Children. Third Edition.

      190 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece signed: W.M. Craig, showing a mother schooling her children in a garden, and numerous fine wood-engravings throughout. Original roan-backed boards. 15 x 9.8cm.Preface signed: George Nicholson. It would appear that the title has been added to the text of George Nicholson's Juvenile Preceptor, a 4 volume work. The frontispiece, dated Novr. 12, 1800, bears the Nicholson imprint. As the volume ends with the words, End of the first volume, it may well have been the intention to issue another three volumes. Lacks a rear endpaper; inscription on front endpaper; else a charming and comprehensive primer, with superb wood-engravings.

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        THE PROCESS OF MAKING CHINA: Illustrated with twelve engravings, Descriptive of the Works of the Royal China Manufactory, Worcester. For the information of Youth. By permission of the proprietors, Messrs. Barr, Flight, and Barr. Third edition.

      14 pages. Illustrated with an hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and eleven other hand-coloured engravings throughout dated Octr. 1. 1810. Later plain red wrappers. 120 x 98 mm. Some offsetting from engravings; lower wrapper chipped at one corner; else an excellent copy of a rare book. WorldCat records British Library copy of 1810 only.

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        Grote Markt Antwerpen - J.L. van Bever, ca. 1815-1825.

      GROTE MARKT ANTWERPEN?Vue de la Grande Place a Anvers?, ets met aquatint uitgegeven door J.L. van Bever tussen 1815-1825. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 57,5 x 77 cm.De Grote Markt te Antwerpen met bedrijvigheid van alledag met militairen, straatverkopers, gegoede burgers en andere passanten. Links langs het huizenblok de Maalderijstraat naar de Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, rechts het Stadhuis, met daarlangs een doorkijk naar de Hoogstraat. Voor het stadhuis staat een menigte te kijken naar een aapje in uniform op de rug van een hond. (Op deze plek staat sinds 1887 de fontein met de handwerpende Brabo.) Verderop rijdt een vierspan met lijkwagen voorbij.In de huizenrij op de achtergrond zien we de winkel van een horlogemaker, een goud en zilversmidswinkel, een ijzerhandel, een stoffenwinkel (?Magazin de Draps?) en ?Van Mechelen verkoopt Bier en Jenever? en Sommers chapellerie [hoedenwinkel].Na de Franse bezetting stond Antwerpen stond aan het begin van de Industriële Revolutie. De haven groeide met Hamburg en Rotterdam uit tot belangrijkste haven van Europa. De economische vooruitzichten waren goed.Prijs: ?2.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        Catéchisme d'économie politique, ou instruction familière qui montre de quelle façon les richesses sont produites, distribuées et consommées dans la société; Ouvrage fondé sur les faits, et utile aux différentes classes d'hommes, en ce qu'il indique les avantages que chacun peut retirer de sa position et de ses talens.

      Paris; de l'imprimerie de Crapelet, 1815. First edition. 12:mo. 16,5x11 cm. vi, 160 pp. Contemporary marbled boards, paper-label on spine with title in handwriting, sprinkled edges. Spine ends and corners are slightly worn. Light foxing in margins on several pages. There is a small pen mark in outer margin on pp. 14 & 123. Rear free endpaper is missing. A well-preserved copy. Say (1767-1832), French economist and businessman. He published his principal work, ''Traité d'économie politique ou simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent et se composent les richesses'', in 1803, in which he advocates liberal views such as free trade and competition, developing the teachings of Adam Smith and others. The work offered here, ''Catéchisme d'économie politique...'', a more popular variant of the ''Traité...'', was an attempt at sharing his thoughts and the principles of political economy with a larger audience.

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        Etrennes Geographiques ou Costumes des principaux peuples de l'Europe accompagnes D'un Precis historique sur chaque pays sa description, et celle des moeurs et Customes de se habitans

      original contemporary full speckled calf gilt binding now shows edge and corner wear with rubbing and some loss - lacks spine label - both front and rear boards detached but present - former owners engraved bookplate on the front paste down end paper - neat ink inscription on the front free end paper dated Midsummer 1819 - lacks first blank leaf - contents are clean fresh and tight - some light offsetting from the hand colouring to the facing page of text32 fine hand coloured plates of regional costumes. Worlcat shows only three copies in institutional holdings worldwide National Art Library, V&A and Morgan Library and Museum [USA]

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        Goethe's Werke. In twenty volumes

      Stuttgart und Tubingen: In der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung 1815 - 1819. In 20 volumes complete. Contemporary diced calf with gilt decoration and lettering to spines. Sympathetic repairs to spines. Slight damage with loss to head of one spine. Minor marks to boards. All internally clean. Early armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Music and folding table at rear of vol. 13. Text in German Fraktur. Bindings firm. A VG set. . Very Good. Full Diced Calf. 1815. 8vo..

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        \"Mannheim\". Ansicht vom Rheindamm aus mit Jesuitenkirche und Schloß, links vor der Terasse des Mühlauschlößchens weidendes Vieh, rechts am Uferweg wandelndes Paar.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung von Carl Kuntz bei Artaria, Wien, um 1815, 41 x 53 cm. Schefold 30199. - Auf breitrandigem Papier \"Whatman 1813\". Farbfrisch und gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        Naples and the Campagna Felice

      1815. First Edition . (ITALY) (ROWLANDSON, Thomas) [ENGELBACH, Lewis]. Naples and the Campagna Felice. In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Friend in England, in 1802. London: R. Ackermann, 1815. Large octavo, 19th-century three-quarter straight-grain navy morocco gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, uncut. $3500.First edition of this delightfully illustrated book about Southern Italy during the early 19th century, with engraved title page, two maps (one folding), and 15 aquatint plates (nine of which are by Thomas Rowlandson), all finely hand-colored. A lovely, large, uncut copy from the library of esteemed collector Robert Hoe, with his bookplate, as well as that of respected New York bibliophile Charles C. Auchincloss.RowlandsonÂ’s “talent for exuberant and flowing lines had affinities with the French Rococo of Fragonard, but his rollicking humour and delicate tonal effects were distinctively EnglishÂ… His repertory of themes was inexhaustible and his oeuvre has been termed the English equivalent of BalzacÂ’s Comédie humaineÂ… His overall standard is remarkably high” (Chilvers, et al., 436). “No graphic artist has surpassed Rowlandson in presenting the patterned activity of day-to-day communal existence” (Ray, 26). The text of this work was originally published in Repository of the Arts between 1809 and 1813 under the title, “Letters from Italy”; of the illustrations, only the folding map was previously published. Abbey Travel 166. Tooley 419. Library of Robert Hoe, Anderson Auction Company, May 1, 1911, lot 2839 (“a tall copy”). Bookplates, of Robert Hoe, Charles C. Auchincloss, and one other. Description from the Auchincloss sale of 1961 laid in.Fine condition. A lovely copy, with distinguished provenance.

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        Annales de Chimie; ou Recueil de Mémoires concernant la Chimie et les Arts qui en dépendent.

      A Paris, et se trouve à Londres, 1789-1815. - 50 volumes in-8. Demi-veau, dos lisses ornés (reliure de l'époque). Rarissime collection complète de la première série des Annales de Chimie, périodique fondamental dans l'éclosion des principes de la chimie moderne. Bel exemplaire relié uniformément (défauts à quelques volumes). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mädchen mit Ziegen im Gebirge, 1815

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Links unten in der Druckplatte signiert und datiert: "J. C. Erhard inven. et fec. 1815". Werkverzeichnis: Apell 79, II/III. Serie: "Die Landschaften im Geschmack des Molitor". Folge von vier Blatt. Grösse: 12,8 x 16,4 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 21,1 x 25,3 cm (Papier). 15,6 x 19,5 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Seltener zweiter Zustand mit den Nadelproben unten rechts und mit der größeren Platte. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph Letter Signed to 'Your Royal Highness', MARIE AMÉLIE, (Viscount, Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquis of Londonderry, 1769-1822, Foreign Secretary)

      1815 - (1782-1866, Wife of Louis Philippe I, King of the French), as Duchess of Orleans, begging leave "to acknowledge . your Royal Highness's Letter", congratulating her "on your safe Landing" and offering "my Services, so far as they can be useful to your Royal Highness", he begs "your Royal Highness will use my apartments in Dover Castle if they can Accomodate your Royal Highness", if so he will "immediately send a Servant to prepare them", watermark 1812, 1 side 4to, London, 19th March no year but Castlereagh was Foreign Secretary, 1812-1822, and so during the momentous events of the 1st Restoration, the Congress of Vienna, Napoleon's Hundred Days and Exile, and the 2nd Restoration of 1815. At the Peace Conference in Paris he managed to prevent punitive measures on France and achieve some kind of 'equilibrium', though the Allies continued to occupy France under Wellington till 1819. In 1800 Louis Philippe had settled with his brothers in Twickenham, and, through the future Charles X, had become reconciled with his distant cousin Louis XVIII. He returned to Paris at the Restoration of 1814 and his vast estates were restored as far as possible. Then on 26th February 1815 Napoleon escaped from Elba and on the day of this letter was about to enter Paris. All Europe was agog. Louis Philippe had just sent his wife to England while he made north east. At Péronne he collected troops, waited three days, then went on to Lille where on the 19th March he was enthusiastically received and then joined by Louis XVIII on his way to Ghent in the Austrian Netherlands In fact the Duchess stayed in Dover town. 'Her Serene Highness the Duchess of Orleans and suite left Wright's Hotel, where she had stopped for a week confined by illness, yesterday for London, accompanied by her four children, and Count de Grave' ('Dover, March 26', quoted in The Times of 29th March 1814, 'from an Evening Paper'). The same issue of The Times tells how the Hon. Frederick Lamb, (younger brother of later Prime Minister Melbourne) sped with dispatches from Vienna, collected papers 'of the value of £20,000 belonging to the Duchess of Orleans' and left 10 hours before Bonaparte's arrival. At Ostend he 'secured a packet for Mrs FitzHerbert, for Monday, she being afraid to venture on account of the boisterous state of the weather'. Lamb ventured 'in an open boat', arriving safely on the Sunday evening in Ramsgate, 'where they learnt that a boat had that day been lost, and another driven away .'. Castlereagh's congratulations in the present letter were timely !

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        Autograph manuscript (6½ lines).

      Saint Helena, 1815. - 102 x 103 mm. Mounted on a single page (8vo) together with a contemporary handwritten transcription. Notes on the Battle of Voltri (1796): "Rampon et la Harpe [-] par le Gal en chef lui meme la deroute fut complette tout le corps d'Argenteau fut ecrase dans le tem[p]s queu Beaulieu descendait a Voltri ou il ne trouvait plus personne" (transl.: "Rampon and la Harpe - by the commanding General himself - defeat was complete - all of d'Argenteau's corps was erased while Beaulieu descended to Voltri, where he found nobody left"). - With a certification of authenticity at the bottom: "corrections de la campagne d'Italie écrit par Napoleon à Briars, isle Ste helene en 1815 / Cte. de Las Cases". Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases and his son accompanied the former emperor to Saint Helena. There, he acted informally but very assiduously as his secretary, taking down numerous notes of his conversations which thereafter took form in the famous "Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène".

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        The principles of war, exhibited in the practice of the camp;

      8vo., xxviii + 338 + xxxvii + (1)pp., occasional very minor rust mark or stain, with relevant, old, ms annotations on two pages, bookplate removed from front pastedown, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, extremities and joints rather worn, spine gilt and lettered but with some wear. Generally a good, sound, copy.Publisher: London: William Clowes.Year: 1815*Edition: First edition and really quite uncommon.

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        Vue du Montblanc, prise du Couvercle

      1815. Bella ed importante veduta della Mer de Glace presa dal Couvercle

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        A grammar of the Chinese language

      Serampore: printed at the Mission Press, 1815. First edition of the first Chinese grammar printed in English, 4to, pp. vi, [2], 280pp., original blue paper-covered boards, neatly rebacked in gray cloth; entirely uncut; minor dampstaining, occasional annotations in pencil; a very good copy; in a new cloth clamshell box. Morrison (1732-1834) missionary and translator for the East India Company, was a voluminous writer in both Chinese and English. His greatest work was his Dictionary of the Chinese Language which appeared in three parts 1815-23. This grammar was seen through the press by the missionary, Joshua Marshman who took a prominent part in translating the scriptures into the Oriental languages. The preface is dated Macao 1811, and it probably would have been printed at Canton except for the Imperial decree of 1812. It was finally published at the Mission Press in Serampore at the expense of the Directors of the East India Company. Cordier III, p. 1662; Graesse IV, p. 612; Lowndes II, p. 1618 ("a valuable work"); Ebert 14429; Astor Catalogue, p. 135; Trubner Catalogue of Dictionaries and Grammars, 1882 ("scarce").

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        Histoire de la m

      1815 - 9 vol., XXXVI-[2]-501-[2] + Paris, Deterville et Th. Desoer & J.B. Bailli

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry Edward BUNBURY, (Sir Hudson, 1769-1844, Soldier, Governor of St. Helena, 1815-1821)

      1815 - (1778-1860, Soldier, Under-Secretary of State for War, 1809-1816), marked 'Private', sending [not present] "an Extract of the Letter of General GNEISENAU", (Graf August Neidhardt von, 1760-1831, Prussian Field Marshal), "previous to my departure from Brussels with Copy of the Remarks of the Duke of WELLINGTON which . I communicated to General Gneisenau", the writer apprehends that "the Prussian Army would be much grateful in having a Rocket Battery . in the same manner as was done to the Army of the Prince Royal of Sweden", (Jean Baptiste BERNADOTTE, 1763-1844, Napoleon's former Marshal, elected in 1810 to succeed the childless Carl XIII and from 1818 Carl XIV Johan of Sweden and Norway), for use against towns "when a defence might be attempted without the inhabitants or the Guards having the Means of resisting a regular Siege", 2 sides 4to., short title on conjugate leaf, London, 27th May crisp Sir Hudson Lowe was adept at picking up languages. His skill and much of his experience lay in commanding detachments of foreign troops in the Allied service, or as a staff officer attached at headquarters of Allied powers. In 1814, he was the first officer to bring to England the news of Napoleon's abdication. In 1815, during Napoleon's 'Hundred Days', he was in Brussels as Quartermaster-General to the Prince of Orange. He remained when, in April, the Duke of Wellington took over as Commander-in-Chief, but the Duke replaced him in May and he came back to London. War Rockets, invented in 1805 by (Sir) William Congreve at Woolwich, had no great accuracy but were very effective against troops at short range, or for setting fire to buildings. In 1813 Bernadotte, as Commander in Chief of the Northern Army, defended Berlin against the French, then in October joined in the Allied victory at Leipzig, where the Royal Horse Artillery used rockets to great effect. The Duke did not think highly of rockets, so in the present letter, Sir Hudson appears to be by-passing him. Graf von Gneisenau, as chief of engineers, had played a great part, along with Scharnhorst, in reorganizing the Prussian Army. His plan for the march on Paris in 1814 had led to Napoleon's downfall. In the Waterloo campaign of 1815 he was for a second time chief of staff to Marshal Bl

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        THE FISHERMAN OR THE ART OF ANGLING MADE EASY

      London. J. Smeeton, no date circa 1815.. 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 also issued with three other titles on sport with a general title page or separately in 8vo 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 gilt lettered green labels to spine, gilt rules between raised bands, vertical gilt rule to 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. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The American Practical Brewer and Tanner : in which is exhibited the whole process of brewing without boiling... ...the French mode of tanning the heaviest soal leather in twenty-one days and calf skins in three or four. (Highly important)

      New-York: Printed by Van Winkle and Wiley, No. 3 Wall-Street, 1815. Large octavo, vii, [2], 12-246, [2] pages. Illustrated. First edition. An important and very early American beer-making manual. The great bulk of the book is devoted to the production of beer, including recipes for several different varieties, but it also "includes wine and an interesting description of the French method of handling the various Bordeaux growths" (Gabler). Also present is a final section on tanning. Coppinger was an Irishman who emigrated to America in 1802. He landed in New York, moved to Pittsburgh in 1803, and became a partner in Point Brewery. He obtained a number of patents on brewing, preserving, and on the construction of flat-roofed buildings. A great fan of Thomas Jefferson, he initiated a correspondence with the President in 1802. In 1810, he proposed establishment of a National Brewery to President James Madison, a project which never came to fruition. Coppinger maintained the correspondence with Jefferson through 1815, the year in which this book was published. In a number of letters, Jefferson inquires as to the progress Coppinger was making on its completion. In return, Coppinger requests that Jefferson become a subscriber. Surprisingly, there is no specific record of Jefferson having acquired the book for his library (Baron). Errata slip tipped-in at the title page. Foxing and dampstaining throughout. Untrimmed, in original blue, paper-covered boards, re-backed with tan paper, with printed spine label. Still, a handsome copy. While well-represented in institutional collections, this book is very rare in the marketplace, with just four copies coming to auction since the 1940s. [OCLC locates twenty-three copies; Baron, Brewed in America, pages 139-143; Gabler G17000; Noling, Beverage Literature, page 115; Rink, E. Technical Americana 1480; Shaw & Shoemaker, 34445; not in Cagle or Lowenstein].

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London 1815 Oktav (bis 22,5 cm) Leder A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, explained in their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in whose Works they are found. Abstracted from the Folio Edition, by the Author Samuel Johnson, LL. D. to which is prefixed a Grammar of the English Language. The Fourteenth Edition, Corrected and Revised; With considerable Additions from the Eighth Edition of the Original. - Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, J. Cuthell, Scatcherd and Letterman, G. Wilkie, W. Clarke and Sons, Wingrave and Collingwood usw usw usw. - Leder gebunden. Vorderdeckel dürfte schon ziemlich lose gewesen sein, wurde mit einer Art Filmoplatz / Fälzelband repariert. Bindung ansonsten gut, völlig gerader Buchblock. Leder an den Kanten berieben, keine Einträge etc., Papier auf den ersten und letzten Seiten leicht fleckig. - Unpaginiert. (Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R.) - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Versand D: 12,00 EUR

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        Rheinischer Merkur. Nr. 169 - 203, 205 - 330, 332 - 350 (27. Dez. 1814 - 27. Dez. 1815) nebst zahlreichen Beilagen. 2 Bände.

      1815 - ca. 750 S. 179 Ausgaben des "Rheinischen Merkur" in 2 Bänden, bis auf 2 fehlende Ausgaben (Nr. 204 und 331) durchgängig vom 27. Dez. 1814 bis 27. Dez. 1815. Kein Reprint! Nebst Beilagen: "Extra-Beilage zum Rheinischen Merkur" (undat.), sowie Beilagen zu den Nr. 170, 174, 187, 198, 199, 206, 209, 218, 223, 231, 239, 248, 253, 258, 264, 272, 278, 281, 290, 299, 300, 303, 306, 317, 320, 322, 329, 334, 336, 340, 345, 347, 349, 350, 351. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel innen, altersgemäß überwiegend GUTER Erhaltungszustand. Pappbände der Zeit, stark berieben und bestoßen. Buchrücken lädiert. Mehrere Seiten an Seitenrändern wurmstichig, minimaler Textverlust ausschließlich bei ein paar Beilagen. Ausgabe Nr. 200 fälschlicherweise als 201 datiert. atx mbx Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die eiserne Hand des Götz von Berlichingen sowohl von Außen als von Innen dargestellt, nebst der Erklärung ihres Mechanismus; ferner einer kurzen Lebensgeschichte des Ritters.

      Berlin, Decker 1815.. Mit 2 Kupfertafeln und 2 doppelblattgr. Aquatinta-Radierungen in Sepia. Widmungsblatt im Holzschnittrahmen, 10 S. Bedruckte Orig.-Broschur, Rücken und hintere Decke fachmännisch und unauffällig erneuert. Groß-Folio. 46 x 31 cm. Lipperheide Ra 12; Wüthrich 163; Slg. Kippenberg 1636. - Seltenes mechanisch-orthopädisches Werk, von Mechel den gekrönten Häuptern des Wiener Kongresses zugeeignet. Die eiserne Hand wurde von Götz von Berlichingen selbst entworfen und vom Waffenschmied in Olnhausen 1504 gefertigt. Die Finger wurden über kleine Zahnräder und Achsen mit der gesunden Hand verstellt; Mechel zerlegt das Original um es zu zeichnen, war aber nicht in der Lage die komplizierte Mechanik wieder korrekt zusammenzusetzen, ein Finger blieb bewegungsunfähig. - Die Tafeln zeigen das Porträt des Götz von Berlichingen und die Burg Jagsthausen, die Aquatinten die eiserne Hand und ihre Einzelteile. - Mit dem meist fehlenden Widmungsblatt. - Mit kl. fachmännischen Randrestaurierungen am Vorderdeckel und einigen Textblättern. Insgesamt recht gutes und sauberes Exemplar!

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        NURSERY SONGS.

      Last page numbered 18, but only 16 of 20 pages, if, as is possibly the case, this copy lacks wrappers; though this is not certain, despite the page numbering, as we have seen this series issued both with and without wrappers, though clearly the earliest issues had wrappers.Woodcut on title, and fourteen cuts within the text.A very good copy of a rare nursery rhyme chapbook. WorldCat lists only an undated copy in the British Library, that, as with this copy, is without wrappers. Contains, Jack Sprat, Jack and Gill, Jack Horner and Silver Bells, as well as less well-known examples.

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        Memoria ed orazione del P. Paolo Ma. Paciaudi intorno la Biblioteca Parmense.

      Parma "Coi tipi bodoniani" (Giambattista Bodoni) Format: Gr-8° [4] VIII [2] 97 [5] 21 [1] S Orangefarbener OPappband mit typographischem Rückenschild und feiner umlaufender Wellenband-Blindbordüre auf den Deckeln etwas stärker beschabt und stellenweise fleckig 1815 - Die feierliche Einweihung der Biblioteca Palatina zu Parma*** Erste Ausgabe zweier Schriften des italienischen Gelehrten und Hofbibliothekars Paolo Maria Paciaudi (1710-1785): "Memoria ed orazione" und "Orazione nel solenne aprimento della Reale Biblioteca di Parma presente l'Imperatore Gioseffo II.", publiziert von der Witwe des Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813), dem Typographen und Verleger anlässich der feierlichen Einweihung der Biblioteca Palatin, der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Parma im Palazzo della Pilotta. "De Lama gibt eine eingehende Würdigung dieses von Bodoni selbst noch begonnenen und von der Witwe fortgeführten und herausgegebenen Druckes. Er enthält deren Widmung 'alla Colonia dei Pastori della Dora'." (Weiss).Die Organisation der bereits im Jahre 1761 von den Herzögen Philipp und Ferdinand von Bourbon ins Leben gerufene Bibliothek oblag Paciaudi, der als erster überhaupt in Italien, das System der Zettelkatalogisierung einführte. Die in dem vorliegenden Traktat veröffentlichten Oden kommemorieren die Präsentation der Bibliothek vor dem habsburger Kaiser Joseph II., der das System dann für die Wiener Hofbibliothek übernahm. Insofern handelt es sich hier um einen der bibliothekswissenschaftlich höchst relevanten, interessanten Veröffentlichungen, die - gedruckt auf festem, geweißten Papier in kleiner Auflage - zu den seltensten Drucken der Officina Bodoni gehören. Gestempelt, Bindung etwas gelockert, sonst durchgehend sauber und in bestem Zustand, wohlerhalten und frisch. Brooks 1157. De Lama II, 213/15. Weiss 488. Erste Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wanderer am kegelförmigen Felsen, 1815

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Rechts unten in der Druckplatte signiert und datiert: "J. C. Erhard inv. et fec. 1815". Werkverzeichnis: Apell 78, V/V. Serie: "Die Landschaften im Geschmack des Molitor". Folge von vier Blatt. Grösse: 12,9 x 16,5 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 17,9 x 21,3 cm (Papier). 15,5 x 19,4 cm (Plattenmaß). Zustand: Guter Zustand. Blass stockfleckig. Auf dem Blattrand geringfügig verschmutzt und berieben. Im rechten Blattdrittel sind kleine einstichartige Beschädigungen feststellbar. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. Zustand: Guter Zustand. Blass stockfleckig. Auf dem Blattrand geringfügig verschmutzt und berieben. Im rechten Blattdrittel sind kleine einstichartige Beschädigungen feststellbar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Élémens de physiologie végétale et de botanique

      Paris, Magimel, 1815, 2 vol. et un atlas in 8°, de 5ff. VIII-1f. 470pp. 3ff. et de 471 à 924pp. et 52ff. d'explication des planches et LIIpp. de table, ill. d'un titre gravé et de 72 planches gravées de botanique dont un tableau chromatique aquarellé se dépl., rel. en 3 vol. pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouges et vertes, tr. jaunes, bel exemplaire frais. Edition originale rare de cet important traité. Brisseau-Mirbel est considéré comme le fondateur de l'anatomie végétale microscopique. Il a aussi la réputation d'avoir été le plus habile et le plus ingénieux des botanistes-anatomistes français du début du 19e siècle. On trouve à la fin du 1er vol. un traité d'Eugène Chevreul intitulé : De la composition chimique des végétaux. ¶ Pritzel 6291 - Arpad Plesch p.338.

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        THE FOWLER CONTAINING RULES FOR TAKING EVERY SPECIES OF LAND AND WATER FOWL, WHETHER BY FOWLING PIECE, NET, ENGINE OR OTHERWISE.

      London, J. Smeeton, no date circa 1815.. Such as Woodcocks, Felfares, Pigeons, Magpies, Morepoots, Snipes, Gleads, Crows, Rooks, Herns, Partridges, Pheasants and Quails. With an Account of their Seasons; Descriptions of their HAUNTS; and METHODS for making LIMES, LIMED TWIGS, SPRINGES, BAITS and for taking them. Likewise INSTRUCTIONS for the CHOICE and TRAINING of the DOGS for FOWLING; Remedies for their Diseases, also A Concise ESSAY on SONG BIRDS, viz. The NIGHTINGALE; CANARY BIRD; Black Bird, Wood Lark, Linnet, Chaffinch, Robin, Starling, Tit Lark, Bull Finch, Thrush, Sky Lark, Redstart, Wren, Green Finch, Gold Finch and Hedge Sparrow. Clearly Describing Their Seasons and Nests; with the best MODES for TAKING and PRESERVING them in HEALTH and good Song. This work was also 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, 1-76 plus 3 pages of adverts, last page is blank, rebound in quarter black morocco, 2 gilt lettered green labels to spine, gilt rules between raised bands on spine, gilt vertical rules to marbled boards, new cream endpapers, top edge maroon. Pale age-browning throughout otherwise a very good copy. See: Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 1, page 123. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Report of the trial of Michael Stocks, Esq. for wilful and corrupt perjury,

      8vo., (4) + 109 + (1)pp., with a list of errata on verso of final leaf, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and gilt lettered. A very good copy.Publisher: Huddersfield: printed for the editor, by J. Lancashire, and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Co. London; and the booksellers of York, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Sheffield, Wakefield, Rochdale, Manchester, &c.Year: 1815Edition: Only edition: very scarce.

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        THE ROYAL ALPHABET; or, Child's Guide in the Road to Learning. Price One Penny.

      Last page numbered 18, but only 16 of 20 pages, if, as is possibly the case, this copy lacks wrappers; though this is not certain despite the page numbering as we have seen this series issued both with and without wrappers, though clearly the earliest issues had wrappers. Woodcut on cover/title, wood-engraved portrait of the King and Queen, and illustrated with 26 woodcuts, throughout illustrating the letters of the alphabet. Small hole in one leaf; spine expertly repaired; else a very good copy. Rare. No copy located in WorldCat or COPAC.

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        Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes... Sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.

      Paris: Imprimerie Impériale [Royale], 1807/16/07/11; 1815/12. Bound in five volumes; a handsome set of the complete official edition, including the two-volume quarto narrative text with portrait frontispiece and two folding tables, the two-parts of the large quarto atlas bound as a single volume containing 40 plates (23 coloured and two folding) and 14 maps (two double-page); together with the "Partie Navigation", comprising a quarto text volume and imperial folio hydrographical atlas, the latter with engraved title, contents and 32 engraved charts; bound in matching French quarter red morocco over marbled boards, corners pointed in vellum. The great French voyage of the Napoleonic period, the ambitious voyage to the "terres Australes" or southern continent under Baudin, chronicled by its participants Louis de Freycinet (later to command his own voyage) and the scientist François Péron, and published in six separate volumes over a period of ten years.The Baudin voyage has sometimes been characterised as the last great Enlightenment voyage. In the voyage context this is a little misleading, since so much exploration of the early nineteenth century would in fact continue in the spirit of the Enlightenment, but the Baudin voyage may well have been its purest expression, combining as it did scientific curiosity and research, territorial and geo-political ambition, and the spirit of enquiry on the widest scale.Sent out in 1800, in the first year of Napoleon's consulate, and only two years after the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt, the ships of the expedition returned to France, laden with specimens and replete with information, in March of 1804, just two months before the Senate's proclamation of Napoleon as Emperor. Live specimens from the "terres Australes" went directly to Joséphine and Napoleon's château at Malmaison on the outskirts of Paris, where kangaroos, emus and black swans would make their unlikely home in the imperial parkland under young gum and wattle trees brought back by the explorers. Although no trace of the introduced vegetation survives in the present-day, much reduced, gardens of Malmaison, the vignette on the title-page of this voyage account memorialises this extraordinary European acclimatisation of the southern exotic.Although the iconography of the southern land may not otherwise have translated into art, design and couture as completely as did the iconographic results of the Egyptian campaign, nonetheless the two can bear comparison in the collection of artefacts and natural curiosities, as well as topographical and other details, and their absorption into their host culture. Although Péron and Freycinet's lengthy account of the Baudin voyage was by no means on the scale of the astonishing Description de l'Egypte, which took twice as long to publish (the twenty years from 1809 to 1829) and consisted of 23 volumes in the first edition, nonetheless the two works whose publication overlapped have a certain similarity of approach and are equal testaments to the ambitions of the Emperor.The images, mostly after drawings made on the spot by the expedition's two most important artists Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit, are among the most beautiful ever conceived in their depiction of Australian Aborigines, particularly those of Tasmania, and of the natural history of the southern lands.The cartography of the voyage was of crucial interest: Baudin's instructions had included specific orders to complete the cartographic survey of the Australian coast; their examination of the western and southern coasts and Tasmania, as well as parts of the northern and eastern coasts, coincided with Flinders' circumnavigation, the two expeditions famously meeting up at the consequently named Encounter Bay in South Australia. With Flinders' subsequent imprisonment by the French, his captors were first into print with their mapping of Australia, the great Hydrographical Atlas appearing in 1812, two years before the publication of Flinders' narrative and charts, and thus the first full Australian atlas, a remarkable achievement for visitors rather than settlers.PublicationThis is an extremely good set of the first edition of the complete official account of the voyage. This set is in unusually fine condition, with the plates notably crisp and, where appropriate, with the delicate original hand-colouring.The official account of the Baudin voyage appeared over ten years, in two quite distinct sections. This is the full set with both sections together in matching bindings: four volumes represent the official narrative of the voyage (usually seen on its own and neatly christened the "general reader's edition"), published between 1807 and 1816 as two volumes of text and a small folio atlas in two parts (including some charting, chiefly of specific ports, and the famous views and portraits of native peoples). The second part, in two volumes, which was quite separately published and actually distributed by a different bookseller, published between 1812 and 1815, is the much rarer Hydrography of the voyage with its large-scale coastal mapping of Australia appearing as an imperial folio atlas accompanied by the volume of partly narrative text.History of the voyageBaudin's two ships, the Géographe and the Naturaliste, left Le Havre on 19 October 1800 and reached Mauritius six months later, but shipboard quarrels and illness caused a mass defection of scientists and sailors. Having rejigged his crew, Baudin set sail for New Holland, sighting Cape Leeuwin on 27 May and anchoring in Geographe Bay three days later. He sailed north and examined Rottnest Island and Swan River, but the two ships became separated on 11 June. The Géographe finally anchored at Shark Bay on 27 June, but had left by the time the Naturaliste arrived. The latter vessel stayed on in Shark Bay to make an extensive survey - including the discovery of the Vlamingh plate - while Baudin and the Géographe worked along the difficult coast past the North West Cape. The two ships ultimately arrived in Timor in August and September; tropical diseases were already causing deaths among the crew.In November they sailed south for Cape Leeuwin where Baudin, ignoring his instructions to begin charting the south coast immediately, headed for Tasmania, making the D'Entrecasteaux Channel in early January. The two vessels began a close survey of the east coast, again becoming separated. Hamelin on the Naturaliste crossed Bass Strait and made a survey of Western Port before running for Port Jackson. Meanwhile Baudin began his survey of "Terre Napoleon", meeting Matthew Flinders at Encounter Bay in April. Worn out, Baudin turned for Sydney, but chose to again round the southern tip of Tasmania, meaning that he did not arrive off Port Jackson until 17 June, his crew severely weakened by scurvy.Hamelin had actually already headed out to search for Baudin in Bass Strait, but the combination of a storm and poor provisions saw him back in Sydney a few days later, and the two ships stayed in Sydney until November. Warmly and hospitably entertained by Governor King, the French spent their time recuperating and making sense of their collections.In Sydney Baudin purchased a small vessel which he named the Casuarina, placing the relatively young officer Louis de Freycinet in charge. The Casuarina, just 29 feet in length, was acquired to help make the difficult inshore surveys, and Louis' appointment should be understood as an early notice of his skills in charting. The three vessels left Sydney together, but Baudin decided to send the Naturaliste directly back to France, and Hamelin reached Le Havre on 7 June 1803, having sailed via Mauritius.The Géographe and the Casuarina made close surveys of King Island, Kangaroo Island and the Gulf of St Vincent ("Golfe Joséphine"), before continuing to King George's Sound in western Australia, whence they returned to Shark Bay and the northwest before finally reaching Timor on 7 May 1803. They made a quick return visit to the northwest coast of Australia - their third - and reached Mauritius in July, where Baudin died on 19 September. Command was given to Pierre-Bernard Milius, who had been recuperating in Port Louis where he had been left by Hamelin. The decision was made to abandon the Casuarina, and the remaining crew transferred to the Géographe, which returned home on 25 March 1804, almost three-and-a-half years after they left. All pages in the imperial atlas expertly mounted on new binder's stubs; a few very sporadic spots, but the set in fine untrimmed condition, the plates crisp and the colouring bright.

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        A Manuscript Letter Book, 1815 - 1816, from the Office of the Commander in Chief of the Jamaica Station.

      A manuscript letter book detailing correspondence, orders and remarks. The period covered by this letter book is of exceptional interest, ranging from the historic destruction of Port Royal by fire on 13 July 1815 to the five month blockade and subsequent capture of Cartagena by a Spanish expeditionary fleet under the command of Don Pablo Morillo, Captain General of Venezuela.

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        NATURAL HISTORY OF FORTY-EIGHT QUADRUPEDS. With elegant engravings., from Drawings by Alfred Mills.

      96 pages; plus 48 engravings printed on one side of the leaves only. Original full red roan gilt. 66 x 60mm. Small mark on one plate; couple of old crease-marks to frontispiece; else a very good copy. First published 1810. See Darton G651(3).

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        Hebrew Melodies [She walks in beauty, like the night ]

      London John Murray 1815 First Printing, of 6,000 copies (one of two undetermined issues

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        Die eiserne Hand des Götz von Berlichingen sowohl von Außen als von Innen dargestellt, nebst der Erklärung ihres Mechanismus; ferner einer kurzen Lebensgeschichte des Ritters.

      Berlin, Decker 1815. Mit 2 Kupfertafeln und 2 doppelblattgr. Aquatinta-Radierungen in Sepia. Widmungsblatt im Holzschnittrahmen, 10 S. Bedruckte Orig.-Broschur, Rücken und hintere Decke fachmännisch und unauffällig erneuert. Groß-Folio. 46 x 31 cm. Lipperheide Ra 12; Wüthrich 163; Slg. Kippenberg 1636. - Seltenes mechanisch-orthopädisches Werk, von Mechel den gekrönten Häuptern des Wiener Kongresses zugeeignet. Die eiserne Hand wurde von Götz von Berlichingen selbst entworfen und vom Waffenschmied in Olnhausen 1504 gefertigt. Die Finger wurden über kleine Zahnräder und Achsen mit der gesunden Hand verstellt; Mechel zerlegt das Original um es zu zeichnen, war aber nicht in der Lage die komplizierte Mechanik wieder korrekt zusammenzusetzen, ein Finger blieb bewegungsunfähig. - Die Tafeln zeigen das Porträt des Götz von Berlichingen und die Burg Jagsthausen, die Aquatinten die eiserne Hand und ihre Einzelteile. - Mit dem meist fehlenden Widmungsblatt. - Mit kl. fachmännischen Randrestaurierungen am Vorderdeckel und einigen Textblättern. Insgesamt recht gutes und sauberes Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        AN ILLUSTRATED RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE ANNALS OF EUROPE DURING THE YEARS 1812, 1813, 1814, & 1815. Comprising a Series of Views of Paris, Moscow, the Kremlin, Dresden, Berlin, The BattleS of Leipsic etc.

      London, printed by T. Bensley for R. Bowyer, Marlborough Place, Pall Mall, 1815.. Together with a History of those Momentous Transactions in 2 parts,1815. BOUND WITH: THE CAMPAIGN OF WATERLOO ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGRAVINGS OF LES QUATRE BRAS ETC, 1816. Folio, 515 x 370 mm, 20 x 14½ inches. AN ILLUSTRATED RECORD: 19 LARGE FINE HANDCOLOURED PLATES IN AQUATINT, 4 FOLDING, full page map, plate of facsimile signatures and plate with ten medallion portraits all uncoloured, pages 1-76, followed by 28 unnumbered page on Moscow, followed by 10 pages of Biographical Notices of Sovereigns, Warriors and Statesmen with 2 uncoloured plates of portraits. THE CAMPAIGN OF WATERLOO WITH 4 HAND COLOURED AQUATINT PLATES, 1 FOLDING, 2 WITH 2 IMAGES TO EACH PLATE, AND AN UNCOLOURED MAP, pages 1-34, last page has an uncoloured vignette of St Helena. Making a total of 23 hand coloured plates, 2 maps and 4 uncoloured plates plus vignette. Bound in half modern green morocco with flat spine and cloth covered boards, new cream endpapers, gilt lettering to spine. Binding rather crude, spine slightly concave, boards scratched and rubbed, 2 colour plates have very light offset, 3 colour plates have pale age-browning to margins only, the folding colour plate in the Campaign of Waterloo has a shallow crease to top blank corner, not affecting image, 3 of the uncoloured plates are foxed, occasional age-browning and fox spot to text, mostly to margins, otherwise a very clean copy. Views of Moscow, The Kremlin, Smolensko, Frankfurt, Dresden, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, View from Mont St. Jean of the Battle of Waterloo, Map of Elba, portrait of Napoleon and view of Porto Ferrajo on 1 plate etc. See: R.V. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860, page 104, No. 97; J. R. Abbey, Life in England in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, pages 301-303, No.351--354. We have all the plates listed in Tooley and Abbey but placed in a different order. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        A treatise on finance, under which, the general interests of the British Empire are illustrated:

      8vo., xl + 1220pp., complete with the half-title, contemporary calf over marbled boards, sides rubbed, corners worn, neatly rebacked and lettered. A very good copy, with the cancelled inkstamp of the Institute of Chartered Accountants on blank margin of title, and with the contemporary inscription in ink on front flyleaf noting the ownership of "His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence"*.Publisher: Glasgow: printed by R. Chapman, Trongate.Year: 1815Edition: First edition: uncommon. Goldsmiths 21234. Kress B.6521. Masui p.211. Not in Hollander, Einaudi or Mattioli.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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