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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. Originalausgabe ca. 750 S. Softcover 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 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Catalogue des livres rares et precieux de la bibliotheque de feu M le Comte de Mac Carthy Reagh 2 vols

      Paris: Chez De Bure Freres, Librarires du Roi et de la Bibliotheque du Roi. Very Good. 1815. Hard Cover. xxviii, 583, [1]; [iv], 473, [1] pages and 2 folding plates. 2 volumes bound in the original paper covered boards and leather spines. Hinges starting to crack. Book description on pages 500/1 in vol 1 is crossed out in ink and another crossing out on page 319 of vol 2. Some pencil notes of dates throughout, possibly as someone read the book. Some damp staining to the lower margins at the rear of both vols. Light browning, occasional spotting. Ink library stamp to the half title pages - Bibl Hageveld with shelf numbers. Bookplates removed from front pastedowns and possibly labels removed from spines. Staining to the end papers from the leather in the binding. Here without the prices lists published in 1817. .

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        Catalogue des livres rares et precieux de la bibliotheque de feu M le Comte de Mac-Carthy Reagh. 2 vols

      xxviii, 583, [1]; [iv], 473, [1] pages and 2 folding plates. 2 volumes bound in the original paper covered boards and leather spines. Hinges starting to crack. A book description on pages 500/1 in vol 1 is crossed out in ink and another crossing out on page 319 of vol 2. Some pencil notes of dates throughout, possibly as someone read the book. Some damp staining to the lower margins at the rear of both vols. Light browning, occasional spotting. Ink library stamp to the half title pages - Bibl Hageveld with shelf numbers. Bookplates removed from front pastedowns and possibly labels removed from spines. Staining to the end papers from the leather in the binding. Here without the priced lists published in 1817.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Botanical Register, consisting of coloured Figures of Exotic Plants, cultivated in British Gardens; with their History and Mode of Treatment. Vols 1-6

      London: Printed for James Ridgway, 1815-1820. 6 vols, 509 fine hand-coloured plates (of 520), some folding. Hardback. 6 vols bound in 3, 8vo, cont. half calf, marbled boards, lightly rubbed, minor wear to corners. Lacks 11 plates (17, 51, 199, 210, 234, 271, 287, 320, 413, 503, 507). Vg. From the library of Frances Partridge (diarist, author, pacifist, member of the Bloomsbury set) without any ownership markings. The first 6 volumes (of a total of 33 published between 1815 and 1847)Nissen BBI 2379.

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        Fabliaux, or, Tales abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries. by M. Le Grand ; selected and translated into English verse, by the late G. L. Way, Esq.; with a preface, notes, and appendix, by the late G. Ellis, Esq

      London Printed for J. Rodwell, (successor to Mr. Faulder,) New Bond Street, by S. Hamilton, Weybridge, Surrey 1815 "A New Edition, Corrected. In three volumes." Small 8vo: [4],xli,[3],223,[1]; [4],272; [2],304pp, with 52 superb wood cuts by John and Thomas Bewick. Beautifully bound by Orrock & son in half-burgundy morocco, marbled sides and end papers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, title-page vignettes. Fine copies, with occasional spotting to preliminaries, pages otherwise fresh and bright with deep, rich impressions of the cuts. Signature opposite title page of each volume of Robert Pitcairn (1793-1855), dated Dec. 1823. Pitcairn was a Scottish antiquary and author of Criminal trials and other Proceedings before the High Court of the Judiciary in Scotland (1829-1833). Nineteenth century armorial book plates of Walter King (a lion sejant erect ppr., holding between its paws an escallop arg.) and a second (possibly Pitcairn's) with motto 'Deo et regi.' Hugo 4279. Tattersfield TB2.167. Fine Reprint of the first edition of 1796-1800 (Hugo 95). Legrand was curator of manuscripts at the French National Library for five years until his death, in 1800. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        HINTS ADDRESSED TO THE PATRONS AND DIRECTORS OF SCHOOLS; principally intended to shew, that the benefits derived from the new modes of teaching may be increased by a partial adoption of the plan of Pestalozzi. To which are subjoined examples of questions calculated to excite, and exercise the infant mind. By Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton.

      [4], 354 pages. Bound in fairly recent quarter calf gilt over marbled boards; red spine label. 12mo. First edition. Title, following leaf and the last leaf in the book have some browning; else a very good, clean copy.This work was Hamilton's final attempt to influence the development of education. She had begun with Letters on Education, Essays on the Human Mind (1796); following that with Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education (1801), Letters addressed to the Daughter of a Nobleman, on the Formation of Religious and Moral Principle (1806).She also wrote a novel which enjoyed considerable popularity in its day, popular, The Cottagers of Glenburnie (1808).

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        Reports of the Missionary Society from its Formation, in the Year 1795, to 1814, inclusive. Reprinted from the Original Reports. Volume the first.

      London, Printed for the Society. By J. Dennet, Leather Lane, o. J. (um 1815). 6 Bl., 529 S. 1 Bl. Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Buchdeckel in weiß-blauer Marmorierung und mit Lederecken. Unterer Buchrücken mit Bibliothekssignatur der Landessuperintendentur des Fürstentums Lauenburg. Erste gedruckter Erfahrungs- und Tätigkeitsbericht der 1795 gegründeten Missionary Society (später: London Missionary Society). Das interkonfessionelle Missionswerk der \"Society\", dem vorwiegend Presbyterianer und Anglikaner angehörten, begann seine Arbeit 1797 zunächst im Südpazifik mit der Errichtung von Missionsstationen in Tahiti, Tonga und Marquesas. 1799 wurde die Missionstätigkeit auf Afrika und hier im besonderen auf die Kapregion sowie das heutige Botswana und Simbabwe ausgeweitet. Weitere Missionsschwerpunkte wurden im Verlaufe des 19. Jahrhunderts die Karibik sowie insbesondere China. Der Band in vorzüglichem Zustand, Leder nicht berieben, noch frisch wirkend, Ecken kaum bestoßen. Lediglich Bezugspapier des Hinterdeckels mit kleiner Abriebstelle. Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. In toto sehr gutes, frisches Exemplar dieses ersten Tätigkeitsberichtes der Missionary Society, in dem sich die Gründungsphase und ersten Missionsschwerpunkte der Society widerspiegeln. Sonst, soweit feststellbar, nirgends erhältlich. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR London Missionary Society Report Reports Mission

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        General conchology or a description of shells arranged according to the Linnean system.

      London, John Booth, 1815. ____ Première édition. Tome premier, le seul paru. Il est illustré par 60 planches gravées et coloriées à la main. Le papier est épais, il doit s'agir d'un des exemplaires sur grand papier cités par Brunet. Papier un peu bruni. Bon exemplaire. Brunet 5, 1475.***** First Edition. Volume I, all published. Illustrated by 60 hand coloured plates. This copy is probably printed on large paper. Paper slightly browned. Good copy. In-8. [248 x 153 mm] Collation : LXI, (3), 7, 246 pp. 1 f. bl., 60 planches h.-t. Cartonnage de l'époque.

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        HISTORY OF PERSIA FROM THE MOST EARLY PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME. Containing an Account of the Religion, Government, Usages, and Character of the Inhabitants of that Kingdom.

      London, John Murray, and Longman and Co., 1815.. FIRST EDTION, 2 volumes, 1815. 4to, approximately 300 x 250 mm, 12 x 10 inches, 1 large folding map of Persia, 23 engravings on 22 plates, pages: half-titles present in both volumes, Volume 1, xxii, 1 leaf of Errata and plate list, 1-644; Volume 2, vii plus 1 blank, 1-715 plus Errata leaf, rebound in full beige calf, maroon and green gilt lettered labels between raised bands to spine, gilt decoration to spines and edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, housed in a plain brown cloth slipcase. Covers have some pale marks and scratches, page 5 in Volume 2 has a small professional paper repair to lower margin, not affecting text, small closed tear at inner margin of map slightly running into image, neatly repaired on blank side, very small repair to centrefold, on blank side, no loss of image, small part of top margin has a neat repair with document repair tape, not affecting image, pale brown offset from some plates to text, occasional pale mark to margins, previous owner's neat ink full page verse on blank endpaper about how to treat the book when reading it, dated 1855. Very good set. See Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopaedia of Exploration, 1800- 1850, page 383, M7. Sotheby's, The Library of Peter Hopkirk, 963; Sotheby's, The Library of Robert Michael Burrell, 496. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris, for the Year 1818.

      London: John Murray, 1815. Octavo, in original polished calf. Rare copy of the Nautical Almanac for 1818, a fundamental inclusion in the shipboard library of any Admiralty-sponsored voyage. The Almanac was used for reckoning the longitude at sea by the lunar method, and was closely studied by officers of the Royal Navy. The continued publication of such almanacs is further proof that the invention of the chronometer, whilst revolutionary, did not completely supersede the necessity for other fail-safes, and indeed the rarity with which any copies survive is ample testament to the hard use to which the almanacs were put.The Nautical Almanac was the brainchild of Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne, who in the 1760s started publishing the volumes for the use of mariners: Cook famously had any number with him on his voyages (that for 1769 printing detailed instructions on observing the Transit of Venus, the impetus for his Endeavour voyage). It quickly became Board of Longitude practice to publish them as far in advance as practicable, precisely because of the rigours of long voyages of exploration. The present copy, for example, gives the data for the year 1818 but was actually published as early as 1815 (these are intriguing dates: it was of course at the end of the Napoleonic Wars that Britain began to look again to distant seas, and the 1818 edition would have been a fundamental inclusion in King's library on board the Mermaid, for example).Of special interest to the publishing history of the Board of Longitude is a short catalogue of twenty books relating to navigation published by their authority and sold by John Murray from his Albemarle street bookshop. The list makes mouth-watering reading now, proving that extreme rarities such as the Principles of John Harrison's Watch (1767), and the three astronomical works relating to Cook's voyages published chiefly under the authorship of William Wales in 1777, 1782 and 1788. Harrison was being sold as a straight remaindered book for 5 shillings (!), the others all being sold in sheets, the first two for a guinea, the third for half that. Faithfully rebacked; very good condition.

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        [Color Plate] Naples and the Campagna felice in a series of letters addressed to a friend in England, in 1802

      First Edition London R. Ackermann 1815 Royal 8vo: 4,400,[10]pp, with 18 hand-colored aquatints (2 maps [one folding], of the Gulf of Naples and of the Island of Capri, and 16 plates). Full polished tan calf, covers framed in French fillets with gilt corner devices, spine (re-laid) richly gilt in six compartments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, top edge gilt, marbled end papers, red silk page marker. A spectacular copy, the binding square, tight, and unmarked; internally, fresh and bright with all tissue guards intact, pages crisp and unspotted, virtually no offsetting from the richly colored plates. Tooley 419. Abbey, Travel, 166. Grolier Rowlandson 30. Fine ¶ "The text, which is by Lewis Engelbach, originally appeared in [Ackermann's] Repository of Arts in the years 1809 to 1813, under title 'Letters from Italy'. No plates appeared with the Repository version, however, except Map Number 2, which was published in October 1810, Part 22, Number 145. The imprint date here has been altered to 1815. The book is often said to contain seventeen or eighteen plates by Rowlandson, but in fact probably only nine are by him, Numbers 1, 3, 8, 10-13, 15 and 16. Of these only Number 1 [the frontispiece] carries Rowlandson's signature." (Abbey) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of The Original Tongues; and With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By the Special Command of King James I. Of England FIRST NEW HAMPSHIRE BIBLE

      Anson Whipple, Walpole, (N. H.) 1815 - The First Holy Bible to be printed in the State of New Hampshire. Anson Whipple was the son-in-law to Isaiah Thomas, with Thomas setting up the presses in Walpole in New Hampshire. Typesetting and printing took 5 years to accomplish, with a run of 8000 copies. Printed in double column format, bound in tree calf, with binding tight. Back cover nearly detached, front cover starting, leather spine label intact. Covers in Good Condition, Interior in VG Condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CRIES OF LONDON, as they are heard daily, with character cuts of those who Traverse the streets of London, with articles to sell. Calculated to Entertain little Masters and Misses.

      31, [6] pages; the last a pastedown to the rear wrapper. Illustrated with wood-engraved frontispiece, vignette on title, and 24 fine wood-engravings of 'cries,' by George Cruikshank, followed by 7 pages of wood-engravings by an unknown hand. Original printed wrappers with a wood-engraving to the upper panel. 13.8 x 8.8 cm. A fine copy, with the Crewe Hall Library Book plate tipped in at title. Cohn [172], claims that this, ' pretty little book is very rare.'

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        THE IMPROVED ART OF RIDING Exemplified in the following Rules: To Mount a Horse with ease and dexterity, and to sit him with grace and dignity; To Manage the Bridle, whether snaffle or curb; the use of the whip and spur; service of the leg in the manage of a horse; To Cure a Horse of his Starting or Stumbling; to manage a restive or vicious horse; and the best Methods of Breaking a Colt; also the rules observed and taught in a ménage, or riding horse. The whole treated in a plain and perspicuous manner

      Hand-coloured folding engraved frontispiece of six sections, attributed to George Cruikshank. 28pp. Original printed wrappers. A very good copy. Cohn (495), lists only two copies, both with variant addresses by this publisher, but does not know the existence of a copy bearing this address. COPAC list only two copies.

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        THE SEATS OF THE NOBILITY AND GENTRY IN GREAT BRITAIN AND WALES. In a collection of views, engraved by W. Angus. From pictures and drawings by the most eminent artists. With descriptions of each view.

      Oblong 4to. (12 x 9.4 inches). A nice wide margined copy with all edges untrimmed. Illustrated with engraved title & 63 engraved views, each with a descriptive leaf of letterpress opposite. Originally issued in 1787 with just 48 views, this re-issued enlarged edition is complete with 63 plates. Good strong impressions of the engravings. In early marbled paper covered boards and with a new spine of burgundy Morocco leather with raised bands. The compartments are ruled and lettered in gilt.

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        [Torpedo Warfare] The art of war in seven books . . . to which is added, Hints relative to torpedo warfare by a gentleman of the state of New York

      Albany printed by Henry C. Southwick 1815 Tall 8vo: 349,[1]pp, with 7 folding plans (one two-sided) in the main work of armies arrayed in varying battle formations and 10 woodcuts in the text of the final work illustrating aspects of torpedo warfare. Included in the pagination, with separate title page, is "Some anecdotes, relating to the life and writings of Nicolas Machiavel, collected from various authors" (pp. 287-322). Contemporary full sheep, spine in six compartments divided by double gilt rules, red morocco lettering piece gilt. A Very Good or better copy, binding secure and tight (boards pocked with one or two miniscule losses), pages toned but clean and supple, plans correctly folded and completely intact. Provenance: M. S. Hayes, in elegant contemporary script to first blank. Small ink stamp of Reuben Hayes to first and second blanks and edge of title page. Shaw & Shoemaker 35164. Very Good¶Translation of L'arte della guerra (first published 1521) and the first American edition of any work by Machiavelli. Essentially a series of seven Socratic dialogues between Cosimo Rucellai and Lord Fabrizio Colonna (probably Machiavelli himself), in which Fabrizio, who dominates the discussions, advocates adapting the form of the Roman Legion to the defense of Renaissance Florence and details how such an army should be raised, trained, organized, and deployed. The anonymous essay on torpedo warfare that fills the final 27 pages is introduced as follows: "The Author of the following Hints, has thought proper to take this method of giving private circulation to a description of some instruments of destruction . . ." Robert Fulton is referred to by name several times in the text and may, in fact, have been the author. British naval interference with American commerce had led Fulton to publish a work on torpedo warfare in 1810 (Sabin 26199), apparently before any other writer on the subject. But see the discussion in Alex Roland's Underwater Warfare in the Age of Sail (Bloomington, Indiana, 1978), pp. 120-21, which argues that the Author was, in fact, not Fulton but an annonymous gentleman whose "ideas revealed a thorough and acknowledged debt to Fulton" with a "sprinkling of original schemes as well. Some were merely fanciful, like a horse-propelled boat and a remotely controlled exploding ship. Others, such as a magnetic mine and a spar topedo, had the germ of important innoivations. . . . When the gentleman advanced the entriely practical idea of a chemical fuse, he confessed that he didn't know how it worked but had read it 'in old books' [by Fulton?] and heard it asserted."

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        Viaggio di La Perouse intorno al Mondo.

      Milan: Dalla Tipgrafia Sonzogno e Comp. 1815. Four volumes bound in two, small octavo, with a folding world map outlined in colour and 16 hand-coloured plates; a nice set in contemporary quarter calf, flat spines gilt. Quite uncommon: the first Italian edition of the voyages of La Pérouse, with a lovely series of handcoloured plates based on the original images of Gaspard Duché de Vancy done for the official French edition. Part of their charm lies in the way that they have been simplified to suit the format of the Italian edition.The existence of this Italian edition is testament to La Pérouse's enduring fame throughout Europe, appearing as it did before even Captain Cook's voyages were translated (Navigazioni di Cook, 1816-17).It was almost fifteen more years before Peter Dillon published his discovery of the wreck of the Astrolabe and Boussole on Vanikoro and the map for this edition therefore still shows La Pérouse's track finishing at Botany Bay. The disappearance of the entire La Pérouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage. While primarily a voyage of exploration and discovery, the possibilities of the fur trade and of French expansion into the Pacific and Asia were evidently investigated in depth. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever opportunity offered ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay.'Published as part of a series, Raccolta di Viaggi dopo quelli di Cook, of which, according to a series title, this comprised Volumes I-IV but is complete in itself. Strathern also lists a Livorno 1827 edition and a Naples 1831 edition. There is also a Naples 1833 edition' (Forbes). It was evidently sold by subscription: two extensive lists of subscribers appear at the end of the first and last volumes (respectively 26 and 27 pp., so a serious business). In both of them the name of Lover or Lovera figures, who is identified as being from Milan. "G. Lovera" also appears in gilt on the spines of the two volumes. The marbled sides a little rubbed.

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        Hokusai Manga. Volume 2

      Erakuya Toshiro. first edition, rare, which can be translated under the title of Hokusai Sketch, Volume 13. 15 volumes actually published covering the work of Hokusai. The first was published in 1815 and the last posthumously in 1878. The final volume is considered apocryphal by some art historians. Volume contains 34 subjects, mostly on dual-page black, gray and flesh. detached upper flat. fragile seams.Volume accordion, connected by a seam. yellow ocher blanket patterned with title tag. Good copy.The Hokusai Manga variety of subjects, scenes of daily life, but also battle scenes, also scenes of typically Japanese legends, animals and flowers. "It is generally considered that after an intense contemporary of production, Hokusai sélectionna very carefully his sketches, and even redesigned a number, arranging them in the order we know today. However, Michener claims that setting page in different sketches on a given board was actually decided by the writers and publishers, not by Hokusai himself. " Wikipedia. It will be recalled that the technique of Japanese prints is very close to the original design, since affixed drawing in ink on a piece of wood engraver digging, precisely along the lines of the drawing itself destroyed by this surgery. Erakuya Toshiro Tokyo 1815 15,5x22,5cm 30f. cousu

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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! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cent dix jours du règne de Louis XVIII [Ensemble] Lettre a sa majesté Louis XVIII sur la vente des biens nationaux par A. Falconnet [Ensemble] De la restitution des biens des émigrés par H. Dard [Ensemble] Des émigrés de 1815 par M. de L

      Eymery, Gueffier, Le Normant. Réunion de 4 brochures relatives au tout début de la Restauration. Les 3 premières sont en seconde édition alors que le quatrième texte est en édition originale.Demi Basane légèrement postérieure. spine lisse à filets. Accrocs avec manques en spine-end de tête. Mors supérieur largement ouvert en queue.Le premier texte, par un bourboniste convaincu, narre le retour de Napoléon à Paris et la fuite du roi. Le second adresse une supplique au roi sur la vente des biens nationaux opérée depuis la Révolution. Le troisième texte examine sous le rapport du droit public la question de l'aliénation des biens des émigrés et de leur restitution. Le dernier texte narre dans un style lyrique ces émigrés que furent le roi et sa cour en 1815. Il va sans dire que tous les auteurs condamnent sans réserve Napoléon Bonaparte avec la dernière extrêmité. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Eymery, Gueffier, Le Normant Paris 1815 in-8 (13x20cm) relié

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        LE JEU DES FABLES, ou Fables de LaFontaine mises en actions, avec figures coloriees at decoupees, dessinees et gravures Par Lambert Alne.

      31 page book of the fifteen fables, with a folding engraved plate at rear; a hand-coloured engraved backdrop with slots to accommodate the moveable figures; 32 of 34 hand-coloured shaped figures, contained in a marbled pouch; all contained in a matching marbled slipcase with a mounted printed label. Case: 17 x 13 cm. Though lacking two of the moveable figures - another figure has lost a hand - this is the most complete example we have handled. Some wear and lioght foxing; else very good.

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        Le Jupiter Olympien, ou l'art de la sculpture antique considéré sous un nouveau point de vue : Ouvrage qui comprend un essai sur le goût de la sculpture polychrome, l'analyse explicative de la Toreutique et l'histoire de la statuaire en or et en ivoire chez les romains

      Paris, Didot, 1815. ____ Première édition, elle a été tirée à 160 exemplaires. Illustré par un frontispice en couleur et 31 planches dont 20 coloriées à l'époque au pinceau. "Ouvrage curieux et d'une exécution magnifique." Brunet 4, 1003. Belle reliure de Kieffer, relieur actif au début du XXe. ***** First edition. One of 160 copies. With hand-coloured frontispice and 31 plates off 20 hand-coloured. This work deals for the first time with the chryselephantine idols of Pheidias, and reconstructing their physical forms from the descriptions of Pausanias and others. Blackmer 934. Grand in-folio. Collation : frontispice, (2), VI, (2), XXV, 458 pp., 31 planches h.-t. Demi-basane bleue, dos à nerfs. (Reliure du début du XXe.).

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        THE BATTLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY, in Portugal, Spain and France. From the Year 1808 to 1814. Under the Command of England's Great Captain Arthur Duke of Wellington.

      13 circular, hand-coloured aquatint views, each 65mm diameter, with letterpress to the versos, contained within a circular bronze medallion case, with a portrait of, 'Englands Great Captain Arthur Duke of Wellington' to one face, and a depiction of 'Victory' penning the 'record of British Valour,' and the title, 'Picture Medal,' to the other; both with printed paper title labels to the inner faces; the medal contained within the original leather, gilt, felt-lined,circular box. Both brass catches present, but lacking one of the eyes; discs no longer joined as issued; case a little rubbed; else a very good example of this extremely detailed and finely hand-coloured record of Wellington's martial achievements. Abbey, Life, 466.

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        Ancient Scottish Poems. Published from the Ms. of George Bannatyne. MDLXVIII.

      Second edition, one of 31 copies printed on colored paper. (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Leeds: Robinson, Son, & Holdsworth), [1815]. 8vo, later 19th century brown half calf, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Half-title present. Sir David Dalrymple's collection of early Scottish poetry, gathered and edited from the 16th century manuscript of Scotsman George Bannatyne, here in its second edition. The first was published in 1770, and the title-page of this edition reprints the information from the title-page that edition word-for-word, causing understandable confusion among some cataloguers, but Lowndes correctly notes the imprint on page [382] that states it was reprinted in London and Leeds by B. Dewhirst for Longman, et al. Also according to Lowndes there were 200 copies of this edition on regular paper and 31 on colored paper. Dalrymple (1726-1792) was well known among the literati of Scotland, including Hume, Boswell, and Maclaurin, and his Annals of Scotland (1776 and 1779) was highly regarded. Edges a little rubbed; front hinge starting, but sound; very nice copy.

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        An essay towards the calculus of functions

      1st Edition London: W. Bulmer & Co. 1815. FIRST EDITIONS, journal issues, of Babbage's two most important contributions to mathematics, essentially founding the general theory of the calculus of functions. Babbage began work on the calculus of functions as early as 1809 and continued during his studies at Cambridge. In 1815, at just 23 years of age, Babbage published the results of his work in two long papers in the Philosophical Transactions. "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). Many years later, in his Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, Babbage referred to the calculus of functions as his "earliest step" and "one to which I would willingly recur if other demands on my time permitted."An essay towards the calculus of functions [Part I]. In Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 105, Part II, 1815. London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1815, pp.389-423. WITH: An essay towards the calculus of functions, Part II, pp. 179-256. In Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 106, Part II, 1816. London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1816. Two complete journal issues. Quarto, modern blue wrappers, uncut and largely unopened. Text extremely clean. Fine copies of both parts. Rare. Fine.

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        THE ROYAL FABULIST; A Choice Collection of Entertaining Fables. Intended as a present for all those Good Girls and Boys who behave according to th[Price One Penny.] e following Rules: That is Do as they are bid, Come when they are called, and Shut the Door after them.

      20 pages, including wrappers. Illustrated with wood-engraved frontispiece on verso of front wrapper, and 15 woodcuts throughout. Original wrappers. Spine expertly repaired; little tired; else a very good copy of a rare chapbook. WorldCat lists two copies only, one in the British Library, the other in the Morgan Library. Both copies are dated 1815.

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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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        Plan de la Ville et Faubourgs de Paris, avec ses Monuments Divisé par Quartiers et Arrondissments. 1815.

      1815 - Paris: Jean, 1815. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 950 x 1200mm. A fine example. A large and detailed plan of Paris, decorated with 29 views and elevations of important buildings and monuments in the side panels,including the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Petit Palais Musee des Beaux-Arts, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Tuileries Palace. A detailed key lists streets, bridges, arrondissements, cemeteries and even slaughterhouses, locating them on the map using a coordinate system.

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        JOHANN ADAM KLEIN (1792 - 1875). "13 Blatt Studien in Kreidemanier aus dem Verlag von J.G. Mansfeld in Wien". Die vollständige Serie. Insgesamt 13 Darstellungen auf 10 Blättern.

      - Kupferstiche in Crayonmanier von J.A. Klein bei Mansfeld, Wien, 1815, von ca. 7 x 9 cm bis ca. 13 x 17 cm (jeweils Plattengröße). Jahn 157 bis 161, jeweils letzter Zustand. Verzeichnis nach der Zeitfolge: "Selten". - Von Kleins Hand: Pferdekopf im Profil nach links, überhöht; Das Bauernpferd am Wagen; Die beiden Reitpferde an der Haustüre; Schimmel und Rappe an der Raufe; Der Reitknecht mit Handpferd und Windhund (alt kol.). Von J.G. Mansfeld nach Klein: Pferdekopf fast im Profil nach links, breit; Das grasende Pferd von hinten; Der Büffelkopf nach rechts; Der Büffelkopf nach links; Pferdekopf nach links; Der Kuhkopf mit dem Fleck am Auge; Die drei Kühe am Felsen; Die Landschaft mit dem Titel. Mansfelds Blätter sind "in einer geschlossenen Folge mit den übrigen Blättern ausgegeben" (Jahn). - Alle breitrandig.

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        Regras da Arte da Pintura, Com breves Reflexões Criticas sobre os caracteres distinctivos de suas Escolas, Vidas, e Quadros de seus mais célebres Professores. Escritas na Lingoa Italiana por Michael Angelo Prunetti . . Accresce Memoria dos mais famosos Pintores Portuguezes, e dos melhores Quadros seus que escrevia o Traductor

      Lisbon: Impressão Regia, 1815. Recent half morocco.. The author of this rare work was one of the most celebrated artists of early 19th century Portugal, and considered by José Augusto França (A arte em Portugal, v. I, p. 116) to be among the most innovative of his day. Having studied painting in Rome, he was one of the generation of the Ajuda Palace who decorated the ceilings and walls of the Palace and of the Convent of Mafra, and in 1803 he became court painter. The Memoria dos mais famosos Pintores Portuguezes, e dos melhores Quadros seus, occupying pp. 141 - 258, is highly important for the details it gives of Portuguese artists, the first attempt at information of this kind. Innocêncio IV, 302. Pinto de Mattos 215. Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal, I, 3201.

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        Angling; being the first part of a Series of Familiar Letters on Sporting

      J Cornes (W. Wilson, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, Hutton-Garden), 1815. First Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. Half leather binding, with 5 raised bands and angling decorations, with "J.M. 1811" on the spine. First part only (Shooting and Coursing being the 2nd and 3rd parts), Fisherman - Hilton/Cook woodcut engraving as frontispiece. Minor foxing to a few pages, otherwise clean with no markings. Westwood and Satchell's Bibliotheca Piscatoria p. 130. In stock, ready to ship now from Evanston, IL!

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        [Incroyables et Merveilleuses]

      [Paris]: , 1815. Incredible and Marvelous"Cette Belle Suite Est Trés Rare"[VERNET, Horace and LANTÉ, illustrators]. [Incroyables et Merveilleuses]. [Paris]: ca. 1815. First edition. Folio (16 5/16 x 10 7/8 inches; 414 x 276 mm.). Thirty-three hand colored engraved plates numbered 1-33 by Gatine after H. Vernet. No title-page or text, as issued. All with original tissue guards. Small and insignificant lower marginal tears on third and fourth plates, otherwise fine.Contemporary quarter green roan over marbled boards, smooth spine ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled end-papers.A wonderful copy with the plates remarkably clean and fresh.The very rare complete suite of hand-coloured engravings of dandies ('Incroyable') and their female counterparts ('Merveilleuse')."Cette belle suite est trés rare" (Colas). No. 28 on Ray's list of 100 Outstanding French Illustrated Books.Gordon N. Ray, in the French Illustrated Book 1700-1914, asserts that there should be thirty-six plates, with two additional plates numbered 22 and an additional no. 31 but that the suite "is rarely found complete.""Under the Directory, the dandies of the day came to be called 'Incroyales,' because one of their favorite expressins was 'my word of honor, it's incredible' (Renouvier, p. 488). Their affected speech and bizarre dress soon became the target of caricature by writers and artists. Carle Vernet established the new style of nomenclature at the Salon of 1797 with his drawings of 'Incroyables,' adding the term 'Merveilleuses' for their female counterparts. They were engraved at once, and widely copied and imitated. In this later album by his younger brother, Horace, the emphasis is on costume rather than caricature. The impossibly elongated torsos of the ladies, conforming to the neoclassical view of the human anatomy, have no satirical intent... Only with such figures could the styles of the day be effectively presented. Male attire required less distortion... "Georges-Jacques Gatine was the leading costume engraver of his time. For many years he supplied plates for Journal des dames. He engraved the 115 designs which make up Le bon genre of 1817, a lively mélange caricaturing people and scenes of contemporary interest. He also made hundreds of plates of regional and Parisian dress. None of these remotely approaches Incroyables et Merveilleuses in excellence, for he never again had anyone approaching Horace Vernet as his artist" (Ray).Colas 2992. Ray, French Illustrated Book 80. Beraldi VI, 228, XII, 221.

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        Japanese manuscript illustrating flags from all over the world].[Japan, ca. 1837]. (28 x 21 cm). Japanese manuscript showing 87 hand-coloured flags, with names in Dutch and Japanese for the countries and only in Dutch for most cities, all except the first, measuring ca. 3.5 x 5.5 cm. Contemporary binding in traditional Japanese style heavy paper wrappers without spine.

      - Japanese manuscript showing brightly coloured flags from cities and countries all over the world, mostly focussing on Europe and especially the Netherlands. It includes flags of Brazil, Chile, China, England, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United States, etc, and often includes variant naval flags.The first page shows a large flag of the Netherlands (twice the size of the rest), with the coat of arms as used since 1815, combining the coat of arms of the House of Orange-Nassau and that of the former Dutch Republic. The flags in the manuscript all date from ca. 1827/37. The flag shown for the United States appears to be a misrepresentation of the design used in 1837-1848.With minor water stains throughout, only faintly visible on most pages. Wrappers rubbed and with a small restoration near the spine. Despite these flaws, still an attractive flag manuscript throwing light on many flags whose history remains obscure.

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        Encyclopaedia Britannica: or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Literature; Enlarged and Improved, Volumes 1-20 plus Supplement Volumes Relating to The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Editions, 26 Volumes overall

      Published by Archibald Constable and Company, Thomson Bonar 1815 - , 20 uniform volumes plus 6 supplement volumes, 581 listed plates, includes 579 plates and frontispiece, vol 1 with 1 colour plate, vol 3 with a duplicate of plate 67, vol 10 with grammatical table, Supplement volumes with 124 plates plus 2 charts (1 folding chart of the Northern Polar Regions, 1 double page chart of Polynesia) and 7 maps, only 121 plates are listed, so 3 are extra to the list [20b, 36b and 80b] Fifth Edition Covers rubbed and chipped, lacking 2 plates (no. 66 and 404), few volumes with detached boards, some chipping to the spines, mostly internally clean, books in mostly good condition , half bown calf, half marbled paper, gilt title on spine, raised bands Quarto Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Incroyables et Merveilleuses]

      [Paris]: , 1815. Incredible and Marvelous "Cette Belle Suite Est Trés Rare" [VERNET, Horace and LANTÉ, illustrators]. [Incroyables et Merveilleuses]. [Paris]: ca. 1815. First edition. Folio (16 5/16 x 10 7/8 inches; 414 x 276 mm.). Thirty-three hand colored engraved plates numbered 1-33 by Gatine after H. Vernet. No title-page or text, as issued. All with original tissue guards. Small and insignificant lower marginal tears on third and fourth plates, otherwise fine. Contemporary quarter green roan over marbled boards, smooth spine ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled end-papers. A wonderful copy with the plates remarkably clean and fresh. The very rare complete suite of hand-coloured engravings of dandies ('Incroyable') and their female counterparts ('Merveilleuse'). "Cette belle suite est trés rare" (Colas). No. 28 on Ray's list of 100 Outstanding French Illustrated Books. Gordon N. Ray, in the French Illustrated Book 1700-1914, asserts that there should be thirty-six plates, with two additional plates numbered 22 and an additional no. 31 but that the suite "is rarely found complete." "Under the Directory, the dandies of the day came to be called 'Incroyales,' because one of their favorite expressins was 'my word of honor, it's incredible' (Renouvier, p. 488). Their affected speech and bizarre dress soon became the target of caricature by writers and artists. Carle Vernet established the new style of nomenclature at the Salon of 1797 with his drawings of 'Incroyables,' adding the term 'Merveilleuses' for their female counterparts. They were engraved at once, and widely copied and imitated. In this later album by his younger brother, Horace, the emphasis is on costume rather than caricature. The impossibly elongated torsos of the ladies, conforming to the neoclassical view of the human anatomy, have no satirical intent... Only with such figures could the styles of the day be effectively presented. Male attire required less distortion... "Georges-Jacques Gatine was the leading costume engraver of his time. For many years he supplied plates for Journal des dames. He engraved the 115 designs which make up Le bon genre of 1817, a lively mélange caricaturing people and scenes of contemporary interest. He also made hundreds of plates of regional and Parisian dress. None of these remotely approaches Incroyables et Merveilleuses in excellence, for he never again had anyone approaching Horace Vernet as his artist" (Ray). Colas 2992. Ray, French Illustrated Book 80. Beraldi VI, 228, XII, 221.

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        Title on spine:] Opera.Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius (2 works: Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge), 1651-1669. 19 works (42 parts) in 4 volumes. 8vo. With 10 engraved folding plates and 7 woodcut illustrations in text (lacking 4 woodcut plates in work 5). Half vellum (ca. 1815).

      - Bolton, Select bibl. of chemistry, p. 483 (this set?); Ferguson, Bib. Chem. I, pp. 323-330; for the author: DSB V, pp. 419-423. Collection of 19 works by Johann Rudolph Glauber (1604-1670), "the best practical chemist of his day" (DSB), including notable writings such as: Pharmacopoea spagyrica, Furni novi philosophici, Prosperitatis Germaniae, Miraculum mundi and Operis mineralis. Many are the first Latin editions, published more or less simultaneously with the first editions in the original German. In 1639 Glauber left his native Germany because of the disturbances of the Thirty Years' War and moved to Amsterdam where he "outfitted what was surely the most impressive laboratory in Europe" (DSB). He is particularly interesting because he stands between the chemists who deliberately followed alchemy and those who took a modern scientific approach.With the bookplates of Charles Finney Cox (1846-1912), anonymous bookplates dated 1857, bookplates with unidentified 19th-century coat of arms and library stamps "KB". In his bibliography Bolton includes four volumes by Glauber with the title Opera (Amsterdam, 1650-1670), which includes the same treatises in the same order. As the present volumes were in the collection of Charles F. Cox around that the time of publication in 1892, and thus in the USA, it's likely it's the same set.Lacking the 4 woodcut plates from Furni novi philosophici, some spots and browning throughout, a few dampstains in the upper margin and the title-page of the Prosperitatis Germaniae pars prima included twice (both detached and loosely inserted). The sides of the binding are a bit rubbed, the spines slightly soiled, and 1 cord in volume 3 has broken at the front hinge. Still a good set.

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        Generalcharte von Australien

      Artist: Swoboda & Hartl F M ; issued in : Vienna; date: 1815 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 49 x 67 - description: map of Oceania with Australia und New Zealand

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        Incroyables et Merveilleuses]

      [Paris]: , 1815 - Incredible and Marvelous"Cette Belle Suite Est Trés Rare"[VERNET, Horace and LANTÉ, illustrators]. [Incroyables et Merveilleuses]. [Paris]: ca. 1815. First edition. Folio (16 5/16 x 10 7/8 inches; 414 x 276 mm.). Thirty-three hand colored engraved plates numbered 1-33 by Gatine after H. Vernet. No title-page or text, as issued. All with original tissue guards. Small and insignificant lower marginal tears on third and fourth plates, otherwise fine.Contemporary quarter green roan over marbled boards, smooth spine ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled end-papers.A wonderful copy with the plates remarkably clean and fresh.The very rare complete suite of hand-coloured engravings of dandies ('Incroyable') and their female counterparts ('Merveilleuse')."Cette belle suite est trés rare" (Colas). No. 28 on Ray's list of 100 Outstanding French Illustrated Books.Gordon N. Ray, in the French Illustrated Book 1700-1914, asserts that there should be thirty-six plates, with two additional plates numbered 22 and an additional no. 31 but that the suite "is rarely found complete."Under the Directory, the dandies of the day came to be called 'Incroyales,' because one of their favorite expressins was 'my word of honor, it's incredible' (Renouvier, p. 488). Their affected speech and bizarre dress soon became the target of caricature by writers and artists. Carle Vernet established the new style of nomenclature at the Salon of 1797 with his drawings of 'Incroyables,' adding the term 'Merveilleuses' for their female counterparts. They were engraved at once, and widely copied and imitated. In this later album by his younger brother, Horace, the emphasis is on costume rather than caricature. The impossibly elongated torsos of the ladies, conforming to the neoclassical view of the human anatomy, have no satirical intent. Only with such figures could the styles of the day be effectively presented. Male attire required less distortion. "Georges-Jacques Gatine was the leading costume engraver of his time. For many years he supplied plates for Journal des dames. He engraved the 115 designs which make up Le bon genre of 1817, a lively mélange caricaturing people and scenes of contemporary interest. He also made hundreds of plates of regional and Parisian dress. None of these remotely approaches Incroyables et Merveilleuses in excellence, for he never again had anyone approaching Horace Vernet as his artist" (Ray).Colas 2992. Ray, French Illustrated Book 80. Beraldi VI, 228, XII, 221. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of The Original Tongues; and With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By the Special Command of King James I. Of England FIRST NEW HAMPSHIRE BIBLE

      Walpole, (N. H.): Anson Whipple, 1815. The First Holy Bible to be printed in the State of New Hampshire. Anson Whipple was the son-in-law to Isaiah Thomas, with Thomas setting up the presses in Walpole in New Hampshire. Typesetting and printing took 5 years to accomplish, with a run of 8000 copies. Printed in double column format, bound in tree calf, with binding tight. Back cover nearly detached, front cover starting, leather spine label intact. Covers in Good Condition, Interior in VG Condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Memoirs of Lady Hamilton. With illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries.

      London: for Henry Colburn, 1815 - Octavo (200 x 122 mm). Bound c1900 in red full calf, spine gilt in compartments, flat bands, maroon label, two-line gilt frame to sides, top edge gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers. Joints and tips rubbed, mild offsetting from frontispiece to title, contents toned. A very good copy in a handsome binding. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Meyer after Romney. First edition of this "scurrilous" (ODNB) anonymous biography of Lady Emma Hamilton, who is best remembered as the mistress of Lord Nelson (publisher's note mentions the incorporation of corrections into later printings). Published the year of her death and many times reprinted and, the Memoirs helped to form Hamilton's scandalous posthumous reputation, which only began to be rehabilitated with an edition of her letters in 1888 and Walter Sichel's definitive biography published in 1915, the centenary of Trafalgar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        OSSERVAZIONI SUI DIFETTI PRODOTTI NEI TEATRI DALLA CATTIVA COSTRUZIONE DEL PALCO SCENICO (..)

      1815. Milano Regia Tipografia 1815 4° Pagine occhietto + 54 + 3 tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Unito a: AGGIUNTA ALLE OSSERVAZIONI SUI TEATRI SULLE DECORAZIIONI (...) Pagine Occhietto + 43 + 7 tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura novecentesca in mezza tela con angoli. Titolo in oro al dorso. Piatti in carta remondiniana. Conservato il piatto anteriore della brossura. Ottima e fresca copia in barbe. Landriani fu architetto e scenografo al Teatro alla Scala di Milano dal 1792 fino alla morte. Innovativa fu la sua critica nei confronti della scenografia barocca, auspicando egli un sistema di regole neoclassiche per la decorazione delle scene. La sua rara opera analizza dettagliatamente il palco, il proscenio, le scene, le quinte, le prospettive, i chiaroscuri.. Alcuni anni dopo fu corredata di altre due appendici. Edizione originale

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        Voyage descriptif et philosophique de l'ancien et du nouveau Paris

      2 vol. reliés en un : Paris, Chez l'Auteur, 1815, in-12, 2 vol. reliés en un : XII-251p.; XII-316p.; suivi de 52p. de dictionnaire, Veau brun du XIXe, dos à nerfs orné de motifs et fers dorés, pièce de titre, coiffe faible, Deuxième édition. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée. En fin d'ouvrage, le dictionnaire des arrondissements municipaux date de la première édition (1814). Tome premier et second reliés en un volume. Intéressant et détaillé ouvrage, au format adapté pour une promenade dans les rues parisiennes. L'auteur se propose de nous faire découvrir les lieux qui ont fait l'histoire de la capitale à travers plusieurs parcours. Quelques pages en fin d'ouvrage sont consacrées à la description des environs de Paris (Saint-Cloud, Versailles, Compiègne, etc.). Comporte un plan de Paris dépliable, ainsi que 50 planches correspondant aux lieux décrits dans le texte. Charnières faibles.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Unterricht für die Infanterie der Königlich bayerischen Landwehre des Isar Kreises. Erster Theil. Enthaltend: Die Erklärung des Feuergewehrs, der Waffen-Uebungen, mehrere Dienstes Anweisungen u. mit 168 Figuren und 4 Planen. Herausgegeben von dem Grafen von Leyden Comandanten des Isar Kreises.

      München : Mit Hübschmann\'sche Schriften, 1815. 235 S. unbekannter Einband, Pb.; Frakturschrift altersgemäß ordendliche Erhaltung, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, 2 der Planen lose; Planen gut erhalten, Seiten überw. sauber und hell, Einbanddeckel und Vorsatz mit mehreren handschriftlichen Namenseinträgen, einige Seiten benagt. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Königlich bayerischen Landwehre , 1815

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        A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON GAS-LIGHT; EXHIBITING A SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF THE APPARATUS AND MACHINERY BEST CALCULATED FOR ILLUMINATING STREETS, HOUSES, AND MANUFACTORIES, WITH CARBURETTED HYDROGEN, OR COAL-GAS, WITH REMARKS

      R Ackermann, London 1815 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo.v, (i), 186 pp. Seven hand-colored aquatint plates, two of which are folding. Lacking all end-papers. Newly, rebound in full brown calf with raised bands to the spine and a red title label. Contents heavily thumbed, page edges torn in places, scattered pencilled notes in the margins. Foxing and minor repairs to some of the plates, especially the final folding one. A decent copy, though by no means without faults. Accum's famous work on artificial lighting went through four English editions to 1818, rewritten with the title "Description of the Process of Manufacturing Coal-Gas. For the lighting of streets, houses, and public buildings, with elevations, sections, and plans of the most improved sorts of apparatus. Now employed at the gas works in London", London 1819, Second edition 1820; German translation by Wilhelm August Lampadius entitled "Praktische Abhandlung über die Gaserleuchtung: enthaltend eine summarische Beschreibung des Apparates und der Maschinerie", Berlin 1816, Second edition 1819; the 1816 French edition "Traité pratique de l'éclairage par le gaz inflammable" was expanded by Friedrich Albert Winsor, Paris 1816; Italian "Trattato pratico sopra il gas illuminante: contenente una completa descrizione dell'apparecchio . con alcune osservazioni" Milano, 1817. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de rapports et de mémoires sur la culture des arbres fruitiers

      de (4), XII, 256, VII, (5) Paris, L'Auteur, Gueffier et Arthus-Bertrand, 1815, in-8, de (4), XII, 256, VII, (5) pages et 7 planches, pleine toile à la bradel postérieure, dos portant une pièce de titre, Première édition, peu courante, de cette mise en recueil de "rapports" et "mémoires" d'études pratiques sur la culture des arbres fruitiers. "Du moment que je me suis trouvé fixé sur le sol comme directeur de la Pépinière du Roule et comme copropriétaire d'une terre, je me suis proposé d'appliquer directement ma manière d'envisager la Végétation, ou ma Théorie végétale, à l'Art de la Culture." (page I) En fin de volume, 7 planches montrent des branches de pêcher, un commencement d'espalier, des espaliers à la Montreuil et à la Sieulle à différentes années. Exceptés des tampons de la Bibliothèque de l'Institut Catholique de Paris, avec quelques faibles reports sur les planches, bon exemplaire.

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        Alla Santità di Pio VII felicemente regnante pel suo glorioso ritorno a Roma nel giorno XXIV Maggio 1814 ed al possesso della città e provincia di Ferrara preso nel giorno XVIII Luglio 1815. Applausi poetici

      Bresciani, 1815. In-4° gr. (29 cm.), pp. CLXXXVIII, bella antiporta finemente incisa da Giuseppe Rosaspina con ritratto di Papa Pio VII, eleganti testatine e finalini incisi in rame. Stupenda legatura coeva in stile impero in marocchino verde scuro, dorso liscio con ricchi fregi e titolo in oro, ai piatti diverse cornici in oro, la prima a palmette, duplice cornice lineare, che delimita una cornice a motivo vegetale ottocentesco di foglie e margherite, nei settori angolari fioroni a motivi geometrici e floreali, all'estremità della legatura vasi stile impero, un'ultima cornice puntinata alternata da rombi e ovali come chiusura della ricca cornice. Omaggio della citta' di Ferrara costituito da questa raccolta di versi che celebrano il ritorno di Pio VII dalla Francia dopo l'esilio durato 5 anni. Pio VII da Fontainebleau giunse al fiume Taro presso Parma dove fu riconsegnato all'armata austro-napoletana il 25 marzo 1814. Quindi fece il suo ingresso nella citta' di Ferrara dove riassunse la sovranita' dell'esercito.

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