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        The Cambrian Popular Antiquities;

      E Williams, London: No 11, Strand. 1815 - 1st ed, VG+, 10 pls. In c1950s half calf, red marbled boards, corners and edges rubbed. Spine, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red calf label;, edges brushed. Internally, 50s endpapers, lacks half title, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-360 pp, 10 pl, of which are 9 are coloured, depicting various interesting scenes including the ancient method of reaping, singing to the harp and dancing, and more, the 10th plates is a plan of the City of Troy, 1 illustration within text, printed by W Cowes, Northumberland-court, Strand, plates dated 1814, text leaves watermarked 1812, small mark verso fep, some very faint plate offsetting. Has articles on Druidism, Merlin, King Arthur, Lent, Wakes, Christmas, Welsh Music, Corpse-candle, Burials, Faries, Sacrilege punished, Eagle of Snowdon, Maen Morddwyd in Anglesea, Cock-fighting to mention but a few! (Tooley 403. Allibone 1819. Abbey 520). An excelent copy. Roberts, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, son of John Roberts, the famous clock-maker, in addition to this title he published two volumes on early Welsh history, A sketch of the early history of the Cymry (700 BC ¿ AD 500) (1803), and The Chronicles of the Kings of Britain (1811), a translation of the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth. See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A MAP OF THE STATE OF OHIO FROM ACTUAL SURVEY

      Philadelphia, 1815. Laid in original three-quarter roan and marbled boards, linen ties affixed to spine. Contemporary signature on front board. Minor insect damage to linen, not affecting map. A very nice copy in fine contemporary condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The second map devoted to the state of Ohio, a greatly expanded and revised version of the first, issued in 1807. Hough and Bourne were General Land Office surveyors who took over and improved the work of the surveyor general of the United States, Jared F. Mansfield. Because of his position, Mansfield had access to original working materials of government agents. However, when he issued his MAP OF THE STATE OF OHIO FROM THE RETURNS IN THE OFFICE OF THE SURVEYOR GENERAL (1807), he issued it privately. Hough and Bourne evidently bought the copyright to Mansfield's work after he was killed in the War of 1812, then substantially expanded it, evidently based on their own work. This map, with their revisions, is "the first map of Ohio to show all the actual surveys within the inhabited part of the state" (Ristow). "This large and detailed map of Ohio shows rapid progress of the township grid from the original surveys in the eastern part of the state in the 1790s. In southern Ohio some of the areas claimed by land companies established in the colonial period were surveyed and parcelled out prior to 1795, and their irregular patterns, conforming more to topography than geometry, are in strong contrast to the tyranny of the grid. Similar collisions of old and new systems of land tenure and surveying can be seen elsewhere in the country, particularly along the lower Mississippi where a pattern of plantation strips running back from the river established by the French settlers encounters the later American squares. Such patterns in the landscape are best seen from airplanes; they reward the traveller with an atlas and a window seat" - CREATING AMERICA. The present copy contains the ownership signature of Charles Shaler, Esq., the former U.S. District Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania during the period from 1853 to 1857. A quite rare map, with no copy appearing in ANTIQUE MAP PRICE RECORDS, nor is there a copy in Rumsey. The Streeter copy, the last to appear in book auction records, was sold by this firm to the Yale Map Collection in 1982.

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        La fata galanti [unpublished manuscript translation into English]

      [?Messina] 1815 - [110] pp. pen and ink on paper, fair copy manuscript in a neat hand. Folio. Unpublished Manuscript Translation of Giovanni Meli. An unpublished manuscript English translation of Sicilian poet Giovanni Meli's La fata galanti (The courteous fairy, 1762). Meli (1740-1815) was a physician and poet who wrote in his native dialect of Palermo and promoted and collected Sicilian literature. The Courteous Fairy, a satirical poem in 8 cantos, is one of his earliest works - it remains unpublished in English.The translation is ascribed to W.W. Baker, British consul in Messina. It opens with an Advertisement To the Reader, followed by a translated biographical sketch of Meli by the Abbé Contreras. Barker, who was married to a Sicilian women, made a number of manuscript copies of this and other Meli poems, perhaps with the intention of circulating them among his literary friends. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Some light spotting to text, final text leaf worn and stained with some loss at margins [110] pp. pen and ink on paper, fair copy manuscript in a neat hand. Folio

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        Istituzioni de logica metafisica ed etica. 4 Bände.

      Milano, Ferdinando Baret 1815 - 438 S, 6 Bl.; 446 S; 407 S, 3 Bl.; 380 S., 2 Bl. Ganzlederbände mit roten Rückenschildern, etwas berieben, kl. Wurmgang, +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - ¾ S. Kl.-8vo. Alt einmontiert in: Ders.: Aennchen und Robert oder der singende Baum. Halle, Renger, 1815. Mit gest. Titel und Titelvignette. (2), 265, (IV), (2) SS. Marmorierter brauner Halbkalblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Kl.-8vo. „Können Sie, mein geliebter Winkler, morgen Dienstag Mittag eine freundschaftliche Suppe bei mir gütigst annehmen, so würden Sie lichte Stunde in meine dunkeln Tage bringen | Tiedge". – Goedeke V 455, 8. Wilpert-G. 12. Nicht bei Brieger. Seltene erste Ausgabe auf grünlichem Bütten. Stellenweise gering (der gest. Titel stärker) stockfleckig. Mit von H. Lips gest. Exlibris „Musis et Amicis" am vorderen Innendeckel; der Einband etwas berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carminum orientalium triga. Arabicum Mohammedis ebn seid-ennas Iaameritae Persicum Nisami Kendschewi Turcicum Emri.

      Stralsund, Carl Löffler, 1815. - 8vo. 144 pp. Contemp. marbled boards. All edges sprinkled in red. Only issue of this edition of the text, with commentary, Latin translation and a loose German version of an Arabic poem by Ibn Saiyid an-Nas, a Persian one by Nizami, and a Turkish one by Emri. Following his dissertation, this was the first great scholarly publication by Johann Gottfried Ludwig Kosegarten (1792-1860), who later assisted Goethe with his "Diwan". In 1817 he was made professor of oriental languages at Jena. - Some browning due to paper; inscribed to a "Dr. Vermehren" (dated 1816) on front pastedown. Although the print shop used by the publisher was equipped with Arabic, Persian and Greek types, no types were available for the passages in Sanskrit and Armenian: these few words, on p. 48-49, had to be supplied in manuscript (possibly by the author himself?). GAL II, p. 85. Brunet VI, 15940. Graesse IV, 45. Goedeke XVI, 605, 1 & XVII, 749, 1. Hamberger/Meusel XVIII, 420. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NATURAL AND STATISTICAL VIEW, OR PICTURE OF CINCINNATI AND THE MIAMI COUNTRY, ILLUSTRATED BY MAPS. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING OBSERVATIONS ON THE LATE EARTHQUAKES, THE AURORA BOREALIS, AND SOUTH-WEST WIND

      Cincinnati, 1815. Contemporary tree calf, spine elaborately gilt, black leather label. A presentation binding, as this book was issued either in boards or in a plain sheep edition binding. Scattered foxing, else a fine copy. With a presentation inscription, as given below. In a half morocco and cloth box. One of the most notable and important early Ohio books, by one of Cincinnati's most famous residents, in a remarkable copy inscribed on the front fly leaf: "For the honorable Thomas Jefferson with the respects of his very obedt. servt. Dan. Drake." The book, modeled on Jefferson's own NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, covers the geography, antiquities, topography, medical conditions, and government of southern Ohio. "The work is almost entirely original, and has been drawn upon largely by all subsequent writers on the subject" - Thomson. The maps are a plan of Cincinnati and a map of Miami county. The author, Dr. Daniel Drake, was one of the first great physicians in the West. He was involved in the founding of numerous Ohio and Kentucky institutions and wrote a number of important works, especially medical, on the area. This book, issued when he was thirty, was the first to achieve national notice. Despite the imprint date of 1815, a delay in obtaining the maps, which were engraved in Philadelphia while the book was printed in Cincinnati, delayed issue until Feb. 16, 1816. One of Drake's good friends was Josiah Meigs, the commissioner of the General Land Office and an acquaintance of Jefferson. Drake asked Meigs to send Jefferson this presentation copy, and on March 1, 1816, Meigs wrote to Jefferson: "My friend Dr. Daniel Drake of Cincinnati, Ohio, has requested me to transmit to you a Copy of his work, entitled 'Picture of Cincinnati.' I presume it will gratify you as an elegant and valuable work." Meigs also described Drake as "a sincere and faithful friend of our free Institutions," signaling that Drake was a good Republican. On April 7, 1816, Jefferson wrote to Meigs: "I have referred [sic] asking the favor of you to return my thanks to Dr. Drake for the copy of his account of the state of Ohio which he has been so kind as to send me until I could have time to peruse it. I have done this with great pleasure and may now express my gratification on this able addition to the knowledge we possess of our different states; and I may say with truth that were all of them as well delineated as that which is the subject of this volume, we should be more accurately and scientifically known to the rest of the world. With my thanks for this mark of attention be pleased to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect. Th: Jefferson." This volume would have come into Jefferson's hands after the sale of his main collection to the Library of Congress in 1815, and so became part of his third and final library. Hence it does not figure in Sowerby's catalogue of Jefferson's library, and was one of the group of books widely dispersed after Jefferson's death a decade later. It does not have Jefferson's usual marks of ownership of his initials next to the signature letters; he may have assumed the presentation was identification enough. A wonderful association copy of a significant book.

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        THE LIFE OF GEN. FRANCIS MARION, A CELEBRATED PARTIZAN OFFICER, IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, AGAINST THE BRITISH AND TORIES, IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA

      Baltimore, 1815. 12mo. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, retaining original gilt spine and leather label. Ownership inscription of Lawrence Washington on front flyleaf and in text. Small wormhole through center of text block. Light to moderate foxing and tanning. About good. "Third edition improved." "General Horry furnished the facts, Parson Weems the rhetoric; so much of it that Horry became indignant and disclaimed all connection with the book. Unabashed, Weems continued its publication through many editions" - Howes. Marion was a hero of the Revolution, and it was largely due to his actions and strategy that the turning point came in the South. Horry was his most trusted officer; his biography of Marion helped to establish the general as the legendary "Swamp Fox." Sabin does not note this edition. With the ownership inscription of Lawrence Washington, nephew of the first President.

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        FÜRSTENFELDBRUCK. - Tracht. „Hirten-Knaben von Fürstenfeld-Bruck". Ein stehender und ein sitzender Bub an einem Holzzaun, dahinter Kühe.

      - Kreidelithographie von Lorenz Quaglio, datiert 1815, 26 x 21 cm. Maillinger I, 2984; Winkler 642, 43. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. Breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        Gebäude auf Sockel mit pyramidenartigem Abschluß, vorne tiefe und leere, oben gerundete Nische, mit angedeutetem Pflanzenwuchs.

      1815 1815 - Kreidelithographie, 1815, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen „GM", im Stock signiert und bezeichnet „lith: von Elise von H.". 34,1:27,7 cm. Provenienz: Doublette der Hamburger Kunsthalle, Lugt 1233. – Etwas unfrisch. Literatur: Winkler 548.33 (dieses Exemplar). Elisabeth hatte, wie ihre fünf Schwestern, eine sehr fundierte Ausbildung im Zeichnen, Malen und Kupferstechen erhalten. In England waren ihre Lehrer u.a. J.A. Greese (um 1740 – 1794), Dr. J. Fisher, der spätere Bischof von Salisbury, P.W. Tomkins (1760-1840), B. Rebecca (um 1735 – 1808), S.W. Reynolds (1773-1835), M. Wyatt (1799-1859), H. Angelo (1760-1839) und R. Cooper (um 1740 – um 1814) sowie insbesondere die Miniaturistin Anne Mee (um 1760 – 1851) und die berühmte Blumenmalerin Mary Moser (1744-1819). Vor allem vor ihrer Heirat betätigte sich die Prinzessin als Zeichnerin und Malerin, porträtierte, kopierte und kolorierte Stiche, schnitt Silhouetten, schuf Lack- und Wandmalereien und katalogisierte die königliche Gemäldegalerie. Nach ihrer Verheiratung und dem Umzug in die Residenz Homburg nahm sie Mal- und Zeichenunterricht bei dem Hofmaler J.F. Voigt (1792-1871) und setzte ihre vielfältige künstlerische Arbeit fort.

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        Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905). Brief an Wilhelm Puhlmann vom 6.XII.1855.

      0 - Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905). Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift "Ml" (Paraphe). Berlin, 6.XII.1855 an Wilhelm Puhlmann. 1 3/4 S. Gr. 4to. Kleine Faltenrisse; leicht geknittert. In der wissenschaftlichen Ausgabe der Menzel-Briefe wird das bekannte Kürzel "Ml" von Menzels Unterschrift als "Alf" gelesen. An Wilhelm Puhlmann, den er mit "Geliebter Alter!" anredet und humoristisch zur Feier seines Geburtstags am 8. Dezember in die Weinstube Mäder einlädt. ". sei Dir hiemit kund und zu wissen, daß ich dießmal das Gedenkfest meines Einzugs in dieß irdische Jammerthal nicht zu Hause zu celebriren gedenke sondern für unsre paar Leute und Dich bei Mäder eine Laubhütte und das trojanische Schwein und das ambraische Zicklein und Schnepfendreck in Rosenwasser und den 'Parchus' und den 'Pilau' und Mandeln von 'der Loire grünem Strand' und was weiß ich noch Alles bestellt habe .". Friedrich Wilhelm Puhlmann (1792-1882) studierte Medizin, Chirugie und Philosophie, wurde Regimentsarzt im Leibgarde- Husarenregiment und Privatarzt im Zivilwaisenhaus. Er war Mitbegründer und erster Vorsitzender des "Vereins deutscher Freimaurer", Gründer einer Stipendienstiftung für unbemittelte Studierende und " Verein zur Fürsorge von Witwen und Waisen verstorbender Brüder"- die spätere "Puhlmann- Stolte- Stiftung" zur Unterstützung von Witwen und Waisen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Travels in the interior districts of Africa. Performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796 and 1797. With an Appendix containing geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell. Second edition. (OFFERED TOGETHER WITH:)IDEM: The journal of a mission to the interiour of Africa, in the year 1805. Together with other documents, official and private, relating to the same mission. To which is prefixed an account of the life of Mr. Park. Together 2 volumes.

      Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author and sold by G. and W. Nicol. / Printed for John Murray, 1799, 1815, - lg. in-4to, frontispiece portrait ?M. Park? (Edridge del. - T. Dickinson sculps.) + XXVIII + 372 p. + 2 p.: ?Postscript - A Negro Song? + 2 sheets (4 p.) of music + XCII (Appendix) + 3 folding maps + 5 full-page engraved plates (2 folded), / 6 ll. (12 p.: half-title, title, advertisement, contents.) + CXXX (account life of.) + 1 ll. (2 p.: list of African Words occuring frequently) + 219 p. (+ 1 p. blank) ?Journal?, small illustrations in-text + 1 large folded map of ?Parks last mission into Africa?, small legacy stamp on first fly ?Guggisberg?, small bookseller ticket ?W. Heffer & Sons Ltd - Cambridge? on inside cover / legacy stamp + hw. dedication ?His Grace the Duke of Somerset From the Editor?, both volumes bound in 19th. century half-calf with corners, spine on 5 bands, richly gold-tooled, red-morocco titlepieces, covers with red & blue marbled papers (caillouté-veiné), joints starting, a very good to fine copy. Second edition. (one of 3 London editions published in 1799 which have all the same format, maps & plates). It was immediately recognized as a travel classic when first published in 1799. With the Appendix by the famous geographer Major Rennell. One of ?the most important travel-books of modern times? Park was selected at the age of 24 by the African Association, through the influence of his friend Sir Joseph Banks, to lead an exploring expedition into the African interior. He set out from Senegal and was the first European to reach the Niger. He wrote, ?looking forwards I saw with infinite pleasure the great object of my mission - the long sought for majestic Niger, glittering in the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing to the eastwards. I hastened to the brink, and having drank the water, lifted up my fervent thanks in prayer to the great Ruler of all things, for having thus far crowned my endeavours with success.? This first journey revealed many secrets of the Gambian hinterland, and the African Association, the members of the AA were so grateful for his work that they published his account, insisting that it should be in the form of a narrative, for his benefit. Some minor off-setting from the plates to the preliminary pages. // (THE JOURNAL:) Rare First Edition. With engravings in the text and a large folding map with hand-coloured lines of the routes.RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE IMPORTANT POSTHUMOUSLY PUBLISHED JOURNALS OF mUNGO PARK?S RETURN TO THE NIGER and with John Whishaw?s extensive biographical introduction. Until the publication of Park?s book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the North-East region and coastal area. Park?s travels had an immediate success. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the Negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park?s career was cut short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa. (PMM 253). After the publication of the travels, Park withdrew to the quiet life of a country physician. He soon became bored with this existence and returned to Africa in 1805. This time he travelled on the Niger by canoe, hoping to follow it to the mouth, but was stopped in his attempt to reach the source of the river by the rapids at Boussa. He and his companions were killed there in a fight with the natives. Fortunately, Park had earlier sent his journals to Gambia, and they were finally published in 1815. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Cox I p. 394.; PMM 253. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Costumes et vues de la Chine - Vues de la Chine et de la Tartarie gravés en taille-douce par Simon, d'après les dessins de W. Alexandre.

      Paris Nepveu 1815 - Two volumes 12mo 54 engraved coloured aquatint plates by Simon after Alexander, incl. 28 double-pages and 4 folding, most with tissue guard. Contemporary half dark green sheep over green boards, flat spine decorated in blind with gilt title and rules; spine slightly faded, some light foxing, upper board of volume 2 slightly chipped but overall a good set. Very fresh example of this lovely and uncommon illustrated work, with aristocratic provenance. First edition, published by Breton de la Martinière and Nepveu to capitalize on the success of their previous Chine en miniature. An English painter, illustrator and engraver, William Alexander (1767–1816) travelled to China as draughtsman with Lord Macartney's Embassy to the Emperor in 1792-4, which inspired him to realise the present work. It contains several views from various Chinese regions and buildings, as well as portrayals of local men and women from various ethnic, cultural and occupational backgrounds in their characteristic dress, and several plans, including the Great Wall of China and parts of the Palace of Yuen-Ming-Yuen. As seen in these attractive volumes, the hallmarks of Alexander's work, usually executed in watercolours, were "clearness and harmony of colour, simplicity and taste in composition, grace of outline, and delicacy of execution" (Rose, A New General Biographical Dictionary, 1857). "Alexander is best remembered for his work on China in a period in which the Chinese style greatly influenced the decorative arts in Britain" (ODNB). Brunet I-1225-1226; Colas 74; not in China Illustrata Nova. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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, gedruckt bei Georg Decker, Königl. Geh. Ober-Hofbuchdrucker, 1815, Folio, (2), 10 pp., 2 doppelblattgroße Aquatinta-Radierungen in Sepia, 2 Kupfertafeln, feiner Halbledereinband mit eingebundener Vorderdeckel der orig. Broschur. Erste Ausgabe; hier der vollständige Titel: - - Die Eiserne Hand des tapfern deutschen Ritters Götz von Berlichingen wie selbige noch bei seiner Familie in Franken aufbewahrt wird, sowohl von Aufsen als von Innen dargestellt, nebst der Erklärung ihres für jene Zeiten von fast dreihundert Jahren sehr merkwürdigen Mechanismus; ferner einer kurzen Lebensgeschichte des Ritters besonders in Bezug auf die Hand, und endlich der Denkschrift, die bei der Hand verwahrt wird, theils in Versen theils in Prosa, zu Ehren der Hand von den besten Dichtern verfasset. Den in den Jahren 1814 und 1815 zum Friedens - Congrefs in Wien versammelten gekrönten Befreiern Europen's ehrerbietigst zugeeignet von Christian von Mechel, K. Hofrath und Mitglied der Königl. und anderer Akademien. - - Einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen und interessanten mechanisch-orthopädischen Werkes! - Die eiserne Hand ist das bekannteste und berühmteste Beispiel einer Prothese zum Extremitätenersatz. Den Entwurf dazu hat Götz von Berlichingen selbst ausgedacht. Nach ihm wurde sie vom Waffenschmied in Olnhausen im Jahre 1504 ausgeführt. Die Finger dieser eisernen Hand waren über Zahnrädchen und Achsen einzeln beweglich und konnten mit der gesunden Hand verstellt werden. Die beiden Kupfertafeln zeigen ein Porträt des Ritters von E. Henne (1810) und eine Ansicht der Burg von Jagsthausen von C.G. Brühl (1807), Die beiden Aquatintaradierungen des Basler Stechers Christian von Mechel (1737-1818) veranschaulichen die Hand und ihre kunstvolle Mechanik. Mechel, der den Auftrag hatte, die Hand zu zeichnen, zerlegte diese dazu, war aber später nicht mehr in der Lage, sie richtig zusammenzusetzen, ein Finger blieb steif und konnte nicht mehr repariert werden. - - Very rare mechanical-orthopedical work. An extraordinary description of the artificial hand designed for himself by the German knight Götz von Berlichingen, famous through Goethe's play. This work was designed and compiled by von Mechel and destined exclusively for presentation to the members of the Vienna Congress of 1814-15; it was privately printed at the author's expense. Engravings slightly waterstained and with some marginal blemishes. Slightly browned and stained. Altogether well preserved. - - Lipperheide Ra 12 - Wüthrich 163 - Slg. Kippenberg 1636. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN ESSAY ON TREES IN LANDSCAPE

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for C. J. Kennion, 1815. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. With 54 Large Format Engravings of Trees,Including Four Extra with Hand Coloring. 362 x 292 mm (14 1/4 x 11 1/2"). 6 p.l., 48 pp. FIRST EDITION. Pleasing recent sympathetic sprinkled half calf, marbled sides, raised bands, morocco label, spine with multiple decorative gilt rules, new endpapers. Aquatint title vignette of the three principal types of English trees and 54 ENGRAVINGS (FOUR DOUBLE-PAGE), SHOWING TREES AND LEAVES, with the four double-page plates, one single-page plate, and the engraved title vignette colored by a later hand. Abbey "Life" 147; cf. Pritzel 4621 (citing the 1844 edition). Title page neatly remargined, almost invisible repair at extreme inner margin of one plate, two plates with small faint dampstain at fore edge outside plate mark, small area at bottom of one plate with tiny specks of paint, very slight darkening or foxing at extreme outer margins of most leaves, slight offsetting from plates (especially the double-page images), single-page plates somewhat more noticeably affected by foxing (one or two plates rather foxed), but the foxing almost entirely marginal, never offensive, and entirely absent from more than 20 of the plates. A pleasing copy, despite imperfections, of a very attractively illustrated book in an excellent new binding. This is an uncommon copy of the preferred state (with four additional double-page engravings) of the first printing of a handsome large-format early 19th century illustrated book on trees. It examines in minute detail the artistic rendering of trees, covering, among other things, their "characters," the particular characteristics of the various species (focusing primarily on oak, elm, and ash), and the practical approaches to the faithful replication of trees with drawings. The plates represent 50 different views of 22 different species, with the four extra double-page plates depicting various species as part of extremely pleasing landscapes that also feature human figures, animals, and generally well-developed backgrounds. As an artist, one of the chief virtues of Kennion (1744-1809) was his insistence upon accuracy. As he tells us here, Kennion decried the general belief that the tree was "thought to be an object so fully delivered over to the will of the artist, and so little depending on any determinable character of lines of forms, that it may be represented in any manner." In fact, Kennion believed that with trees depicted genuinely upon "the principles of nature, it will be found that the reverse . . . is the truth; and that no objects whatever require so much vigour, decision, and swiftness of execution, or can so little bear retouching, ragged and smeary daubing, or any thing that shall muddle or injure the rich transparency and lightness for which the foliage of trees is so particularly remarkable." According to DNB, Kennion became a Fellow of the Society of Artists in 1790, and more than 30 of his works were shown at exhibitions held by that society and at the Royal Academy. In 1803 he issued the prospectus for an ambitious work entitled "Elements of Landscape and Picturesque Beauty," which was to appear in four volumes. However, he died in 1809, and the only part to be completed was the present work, which was finished and published by his son, Charles. This first printing of Kennion's essay is very often found with only the 50 single-page plates (of the 10 copies listed in ABPC since 1975, seven have just the 50 engravings), and the work sometimes appears with paper watermarked after the date of imprint. The text of our copy was printed on Whatman paper dated 1812. The quality of the paper seems to be inferior in most, if not all, copies, as the work is almost always rather foxed.

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        Carte Generale du Detroit de Bass Dressee par L. Freycinet commandant la Goelette le Casuarina Annee 1802 & 1803.

      Langlois,, Paris: 1815 - Map of the Bass Strait, between Victoria and Tasmania, with tracks and dates of the Casuarina . No. 6, from the Freycinet atlas, Partie Navigation et Geographie, Paris 1815, and for some strange reason, not listed in Tooley. See Tooley p 85, no. 629 for the Hydrographic edition. 75 X 49 cm. Inset: Plans of Port Dalrymple, and south part of Furneaux Islands. Brown number 29 in margin near No. 6. Magnificent condition, watermarked, laid paper with the original tab.

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        Friedrich Wilhelm III. (Potsdam 03. 08. 1770 - 07. 06. 1840 Berlin). König von Preussen seit 1797 und als Markgraf von Brandenburg bis zur Auflösung des Heiligen Römischen Reiches im Jahre 1806 dessen Erzkämmerer und Kurfürst. Ganzporträt zu Pferde, "Wm. Fred. King of Prussia".

      . kol. Umrißradierung v. Charles James Canton b. Richard Evans, dat. 1815, 21 x 28 - Blattgr. 23,8 x 38,5 cm. Seitlich vor dem König reitet ein Offizier mit Preussen Standarte, im Hintergrund tobt eine Schlacht. Mit breitem Rand. Minimal fleckig. - Farbfrisch und selten.

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        The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris, for the Year 1818

      London: John Murray, 1815. Octavo, very good in original polished calf, faithfully rebacked. 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.

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        Die National-Ökonomie. Ein philosophischer Versuch über die Quellen des National-Reichthums, und über die Mittel zu dessen Beförderung. 4 Bände.

      Wien, Bauer, 1815.. 8°. Zusammen etwa 1400 Seiten Etwas spätere Leinenbände mit Rückenschild. "Vgl. Kress B 4981 u. Menger 97 (zur EA). Seltene Wiener Ausgabe des grossen Hauptwerkes von Julius Graf von Soden (1754-1831), komplett in vier Bänden. Die Originalausgabe, die seit 1805 erschien, hat eine sehr verwickelte Editionsgeschichte und taucht so gut wie nie vollständig auf. Die Bände I-III haben "Nazional-Oekonomie" als Haupttitel (1805-08), dann nur noch als Reihentitel; Bd. IV mit dem Haupttitel Lehrbuch der Nazional-Oekonomie (1810) und Bd. V Die Staats-Finanz-Wirthschaft (1811). Bis 1824 erschienen dann noch 4 weitere Bände, davon VI-VIII in Aarau und IX in Nürnberg. - Hier beigebunden (in Band 3): Crome, Heinrich Wilhelm. Ideen, veranlaßt durch die Einleitung zur National-Ökonomie des Herrn Grafen Julius von Soden. Wien, Bauer, 1815. 87 SS. "

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        Napoleon Bonaparte, als Kaiser Napoleon I., frz. Napoleon Bonaparte bzw. Napoleon Ier, Napoleone Buonaparte (Ajaccio auf Korsika 15. 08. 1769 - 05. 05. 1821 Longwood House auf St. Helena, Südatlantik). Kaiser von Frankreich. Franz. General und Staatsmann. "Bataille de la Moskowa, ou Prise de la Grande Redoute".

      . kol. Kupferstich mit Aquatinta v. Le Comte n. Carle Vernet, um 1815, 45 x 66 ( Blattgr. 60 x 78,5 cm). Napoleon nach links reitend in der Schlacht vor Moskau am 7. 9. 1812. Links und rechts von ihm diverse Generale.

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        Histoire de l'ambassade dans le grand duché de Varsovie en 1812. Troisiéme Ed. [Text Französisch].

      Pillet, Paris 1815 - 1815. 2 Bl., XXIV, 239 S. Rotes Ganzmaroquin mit Vergoldung der Deckel mit Fileten, Eckfleurons und einem stilisierten Blütenfries. Rücken mit sechs Feldern, gefüllt mit Lyra, Rückentitel resp. kleinen Sternen, Stehkanten mit Filetenvergoldung, allseitiger Goldschnitt, sowie ve. (minimal berieben und bestossen, Gelenke minimal berieben, innen ganz dezent gebräunt, insgesamt frisches und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar). Vorliegendes Exemplar in einem sehr gut erhaltenen, schlicht aber meisterhaft gearbeiteten Empire-Einband von aussergewöhnlicher Provenienz: aus dem unmittelbaren familiären Umfeld des Kaisers selber. Das Deckelmonogramm ist das von Marie Louise, der zweiten Frau von Kaiser Napoleon. Sie war die Tochter des Erzherzogs von Österreich und heiratete Napoleon 1810. Ihre berühmte Bibliothek pflegte Sie auch nach der Trennung, wobei allerdings die meisten Bände schlicht in Halbmaroquin gebunden wurden. Hier liegt die seltenere Einbandart in Ganzleder vor. Zahlreiche Bände der Bibliothek wurden 1931 in der Berliner Staatsbibliothek ausgestellt. - Olivier//H. 2634.6 (für das Monogramm mit Krone) - vgl. Katalog zur Berliner Ausstellung, mit Vorwort von Martin Breslauer. 400 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the kings of Spain of the house of Bourbon, from the accession of Philip V. to the death of Charles III. 1700 to 1788

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown 8vo. 5 vols. I: xxvii, [13], 475, [1] pp. II: [6], 396 pp. III: [6], 389, [1] pp. IV: [6], 421, [1] pp. V: [6], 393, [37 (index)] pp.. 1815 Second edition, following the first of 1813, of this painstakingly well-researched study of the period. The author was a historian who served as tutor to the sons of the Duke of Marlborough and the Earl of Pembroke, as well as travelling companion to Lord Herbert, Lord Brome, and various other noblemen; he published several works recounting his tours through Poland, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland. Contemporary calf, covers framed in gilt dotted roll, spines with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels, compartments with gilt-stamped decorations; rubbed and scuffed overall with a hinge or two just "tender", some sides showing signs of waterstaining, spine heads reinforced some time ago with paper and two feet chipped with tape reinforcement. Ex–social club library with paper shelving labels on spines, 19th-century bookplates, call number on endpapers, old rubber-stamp on title-pages and a few others. First or last pages of some volumes with light to moderate waterstaining almost entirely confined to margins; scattered spots of light foxing. A compromised set, priced accordingly; complete, however, and not without its points.

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        Des osmanischen Reichs Staatsverfassung und Staatsverwaltung.

      Vienna, Camesina, 1815. - 8vo. 2 vols. XLII, (2), 499, (1) pp. X, 531 (but: 532) pp. Contemp. wrappers. First edition. Encompassing account of the legal constitution, administration, and public, civil, and fiscal law of the Ottoman Empire, compiled by the great Austrian oriental scholar Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. - Somewhat browned throughout. Untrimmed copy, somewhat rough at the edges. Bookplate of Oskar Göschen to pastedowns; last in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Goedeke VII, 760, 39. Wurzbach VII, 270 & 274. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Martial Achievements of Great Britain And Her Allies

      London: James Jenkins, 1815. Unpaginated. Recently rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title lettered directly to second panel, remaining panels gilt with a variety of fleuron devices, frame made up of five rolls to covers, with matching rolls to inner edges, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Externally fine. Internally some light browning throughout, minor spotting and light soiling to margins, 'Siege of Badajos' text leaf cropped to fore-edge margin and with horizontal closed tear, plate images generally clean. Complete with the uncoloured title page, and fifty-three hand-coloured aquatint plates, list of subscribers bound in to rear. Plates watermarked 1812. The book has been bound with the plates in chronological order with the corresponding text. The watermarks are therefore pre-publication and the title page vignette is uncoloured as desired by Abbey. Abbey Life 365; Tooley 281. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. 4to.

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        The Cambrian Popular Antiquities;

      London: No 11, Strand.: E Williams, 1815 1st ed, VG+, 10 pls. In c1950s half calf, red marbled boards, corners and edges rubbed. Spine, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red calf label;, edges brushed. Internally, 50s endpapers, lacks half title, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-360 pp, 10 pl, of which are 9 are coloured, depicting various interesting scenes including the ancient method of reaping, singing to the harp and dancing, and more, the 10th plates is a plan of the City of Troy, 1 illustration within text, printed by W Cowes, Northumberland-court, Strand, plates dated 1814, text leaves watermarked 1812, small mark verso fep, some very faint plate offsetting. Has articles on Druidism, Merlin, King Arthur, Lent, Wakes, Christmas, Welsh Music, Corpse-candle, Burials, Faries, Sacrilege punished, Eagle of Snowdon, Maen Morddwyd in Anglesea, Cock-fighting to mention but a few! (Tooley 403. Allibone 1819. Abbey 520). An excelent copy. Roberts, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, son of John Roberts, the famous clock-maker, in addition to this title he published two volumes on early Welsh history, A sketch of the early history of the Cymry (700 BC ?" AD 500) (1803), and The Chronicles of the Kings of Britain (1811), a translation of the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth. See ODNB.

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        The Costume of The Original Inhabitants of the British Islands

      London - William Bulmer and Co. 1815 - A collection of stunning hand-coloured plates depicting British historical fashion. Including illustrations of ancient Britons, druids, fisherman, and more. Complete with all 25 plates, including the frontispiece. Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Hamilton Smith (26 December 1776, East Flanders, Belgium 21 September 1859, Plymouth) was an English artist, naturalist, antiquary, illustrator, soldier, and spy. Condition: In a straight-grained morocco binding. Externally, sound, though with some slight rubbing and bumping. Front joint is starting, though firm, and there is some wear to the head of the spine. Ink spillto the front endpaper, which encroached on the endpapers and pastedown. Front hinge is strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some handling marks and instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Heinrich von Ofterdingen. 1. Th. 117". Autograph musical manuscript signed.

      [Probably Berlin, c. 1815]. - Folio. 2 pp. The "Song of Zulima" from Novalis's fragment "Heinrich von Ofterdingen", set to music (for voice and piano), probably for the "Liedertafel" society, beginning with "Bricht das matte Herz noch immer", in e flat ("Andantino"). - "[In 1800, Zelter] took over the [Berlin] Singakademie, and during nearly 30 years as its director he made it one of the most important organizations of its kind [.] In 1807 he established the Riepienschule, an instrumental group to accompany the Singakademie; it was from this group, in 1826, that Eduard Reitz formed his Philharmonic Society, the organization later to become the Berlin Philharmonic [.] In 1809 Zelter established the 'Liedertafel', an organization for men loosely modelled after the Meistersinger guilds, to foster the composition and performance of new lieder and choral music. It met monthly to perform songs composed by its members and became a prototype for the many men's singing societies formed throughout Germany in the 19th century" (New Grove XX, 664). - Slight browning due to paper. Cf. RISM 452522452 (ms. copy in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, music dept., Mus.ms. 23569/28).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Initialen ("J. M.").

      Bologna, [nach 1808 (1815?)]. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Velin-Briefpapier mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Beiliegend Umschlag, von anderer Hand adressiert, mit rotem Lacksiegel. An die Schwester seines Schwagers Napoleon, Pauline Bonaparte-Borghese (1780-1825) in Lucca: "Ma cher soeur, j'arrive à Bologne et je m'empresse de vous l'annoncer; je desire avoir de vos nouvelles et j'en envoi prendre. Annoncés moi bien vite que votre est meilleure et que vous m'aiméz toujours. Adieu, je vous embrasse de tout mon coeur et je desire bien vivement vous voir [.] Votre affectionné frère". - Spuren alter mittiger Querfaltung. Etwas braunfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoria dos acontecimentos mais notaveis pertencentes aos dois Concelhos de Guerra feitos ao Chefe de Divis?o Rodrigo JozÈ Ferreira Lobo, Commandante da Esquadra no Estreito de Gibraltar, pelo encontro dos Argelinos no dia 4 de Maio de 1810. Defeza do Chefe, e decis?o da cauza.

      London, Impresso por T.C. Hansard, na Officina do Investigador Portuguez, Dezenbro 1815. - Small woodcut crown on title-page. xxi pp., (1 l.), 104 pp. 8?, recent period sheep, flat spine richly gilt with crimson morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, two parallel lines in blind at borders of covers, marbled endleaves, uncut. Some light foxing; a few small stains, restricted to margins, mostly very light. Overall in very good to fine condition. ---- FIRST EDITION? of this description of actions against Algerian pirates off the Strait of Gibraltar in 1810. Born in Lisbon, 1768, Ferreira Lobo was an artillery officer posted to Bahia. Having switched over to the navy and risen to Chief of Division, in 1810 he commanded a squadron which crossed from Brazil to the Straits of Gibraltar. Later he helped put down the Republican revolt in Pernambuco in 1817; after 1822 he adhered to the cause of Brazilian Independence under D. Pedro I, and became a vice-admiral. He was chief of the Brazilian Squadron which blockaded Argentine ports in December 1825 and led the victorious naval combat of February 9, 1826. Ferreira Lobo died in Rio de Janeiro, 1846. ---- InnocÈncio VII, 173 (without mention of the unnumbered leaf with divisional title "Documentos" and blank verso following the preliminary matter and before the main body of text). Blake VII, 144. Not in Ayres Magalh?es de Sep?lveda, @Dicion rio bibliogr fico da Guerra Peninsular. See @Grande enciclopÈdia XV, 360. OCLC: 27236767 (Princeton University Library, University of Kansas Rare Books). Not located in Porbase, which cites three copies of the author's @DeducÁ?o dos votos no Supremo Conselho Provizorio, que illuminar?o a decis?o final do Conselho de Guerra, feito ao chefe de divis?o pelo encontro dos argelinos no dia 4 de Maio de 1810, London: T. C. Hansard, 1817, all at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac cites what appears to be a variant edition or issue, London 1815, but without printer or publisher, at the British Library. Not in located in Hollis, which cites the same work as Porbase. Not located in Orbis, Melvyl or LC Online Catalog.SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        President Madison commissions Richard W. Scott to a rank that within a few years would make him leader of over 40 men, women, and children who, aboard an Army boat on Florida's Apalachicola River, were massacred by Creek and Seminole Indian warriors. The aptly named "Scott Massacre" would directly lead to General Andrew Jackson's invasion of Florida. Contemporary docketing documents Scott and company's fate

      Washington, D.C., 1815. 16" x 10". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""James Madison"" as President and ""A.J. Dallas"" as Acting Secretary of War, 1 page, 16"" x 10"". On vellum. Minor flaws. 2"" diameter blind embossed Department of War seal affixed with red wax at lower left. Washington, [no month] 20, 1815. Secretary of the Treasury Dallas acted as Secretary of War from March 14, 1815 to August 8, 1815. Contemporary docket on verso relating to the Scott Massacre of 1817. Very Good condition.In part, ""Know ye that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Richard W. Scott, I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him a second lieutenant in the thirty fifth regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States: to rank as such from the first day of October, eighteen hundred and fourteen ...""Docket on verso: ""Killed on the Apalachicola river 30th Novr 1817 then a 1 Lieut in the 7th Regt Infantry. One Sergt one Corp & Twelve Privates of Comp A 7th Regt U. States Infantry Killed the same day ...""On November 30, 1817, a U.S. Army boat led by Lieutenant Richard W. Scott of the 7th U.S. Infantry on the Apalachicola River, near what is today Chattahoochee, Florida, were attacked by a combined force of Creek and Seminole Indian warriors. According to John and Mary Lou Missall in The Seminole Wars: America's Longest Indian Conflict, (Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 2004) there were 40 to 50 people on the boat, including 20 sick soldiers, seven wives of soldiers, and possibly some children. There was no mention of children in initial reports of the massacre, and their presence has not been confirmed. Most of the boat's passengers were killed by the Indians. One woman was taken prisoner, and six survivors made it to the fort.General Edmund P. Gaines had been under orders not to invade Florida, later amended to allow short intrusions into Florida. When news of the Scott Massacre on the Apalachicola reached Washington, Gaines was ordered to invade Florida and pursue the Indians, but not to attack any Spanish installations. However, Gaines had left for East Florida to deal with pirates who had occupied Fernandina. Secretary of War John C. Calhoun then ordered Andrew Jackson to lead the invasion of Florida. Not known at the time, the Scott Massacre was a retaliatory strike for the U.S. attack on the Creek village of Fowltown in Southwest Georgia just one week earlier."

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        TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA (FIRST and SECOND JOURNEY), Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society, being a Narrative of Travels in the Interior of That Country.

      London: Black Parry & Co and Francis Westley 1815 - THIRD EDITION OF THE FIRST JOURNEY 1815 and FIRST EDITION OF THE SECOND JOURNEY 1822, 3 VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. All 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, uniformly bound by Zaehnsdorf in full burgundy morocco, gilt lettering to spines, floral gilt dentelles (turn overs) and gilt rules with binder's name in gilt at bottom between gilt rules, red linen pastedowns and endpapers, all edges gilt. A few pale marks to covers otherwise bindings in very good condition. FIRST JOURNEY: folding map, frontispiece of the author plus 8 engraved plates showing 18 images, pages: xv, [1]-400, some pale age-browning and an occasional fox spot otherwise a very clean copy; SECOND JOURNEY: 2 volumes, folding hand coloured map, 12 hand coloured aquatint plates, including 2 frontispieces, binder has put protective tissue to each plate, pages: Volume 1, xii, [1]-322; Volume 2, [2], [1]- 384 plus 1 leaf of directions to binder and on verso publisher's advert, printer's imprint T. C. Hansard etc, at bottom of page 384, lacking all half-titles. Folding map has neat repair to inner margin, no loss to image, occasional pale stain and brown spot mostly to margins, pale foxing to blank endpapers. All the volumes have the engraved bookplate of G. R. Nicolaus on blank side of first free endpaper, and his monograph on a gilt lettered and decorated black morocco label in top corner of first linen pastedown; engraved bookplate of Sir Francis Crossley Bart on first free blank endpaper and on the verso the small gilt decorated leather label of W. A. Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey, founder of the well know Charing Cross Road bookshop. See: J. R. Abbey Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, Volume1, page 282-283; R. V. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates 1790 to 1860, page 123, No, 127; Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration 1899-1850, pages 105-106. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The British Jewel, or, Art of Cookery Made perfectly Easy:

      London: Printed and Sold by J. Bailey, and may be had of most Booksellers,, [c.1815?]. Being a Collection of the newest and least Expensive Receipts and Directions ... With Instructions For Trussing of all Sorts of Poultry, Game &c. New and infallible rules For Pickling, Preserving, Brewing, and making English wines; With many other curious and valuable Particulars, not generally to be met with in Books of this Description. Octavo. Original gloss paper backing drab paper boards. Engraved frontispiece. Spine creased and worn, extremities rubbed and soiled, signs of use internally but the paper generally clean and strong, a very good copy in a humble but sound binding. Exceedingly rare: Copac locates only one copy, at the National Library of Wales; OCLC locates no copy at all. As with many cookery books of this period, the attribution of authorship and the derivation of the text is uncertain. The British Jewel was first used as the title for an anonymous English cookbook printed and sold by J. Miller, 1769, but that text contains additional matter (The Complete Farrier, etc.) not found here. Maclean lists this edition but notes "No copy of this work has been located. The only known reference to it is given in Sotheby Cat., (1 Aug. 1968), p. 15. It is possible that this Mrs Carter is the same person as Susannah Carter". Maclean also suggests a date of [c.1795], but it must be later than that, as John Bailey was active as a sole publisher at the address given in the imprint, 116 Chancery Lane, from 1808 to 1822 (Exeter Working Papers in Book History). The rear pastedown has a full-page contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of one E. Farnesworth.

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        Episodes from the Shah Nameh; or annals of the Persian Kings;: by Ferdoosee. Translated into English verse, with notes and authorities, a verbal index, Persian and English, and some account of the contents of the whole poem.

      London: printed for the author. 1815 - Original cloth, spine neatly repaired; occasional light foxing. First edition. 8vo, pp. [ii], 125, [1, blank], [2, advertisements]; lithograph frontispiece.

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        "Vue perspective, elevations, profils etc: du pont sur la riviere Inn pres Rosenheim". Ansicht der im Bau befindlichen Brücke (21 x 91 cm), im Vordergrund Bauhütte mit Arbeitern sowie herrschaftliche Gruppe beim Besichtigen der Brücke; im Hintergrund schöne Landschaft mit Bergpanorama; darunter Aufrisse, Profile und Konstruktionsdetails.

      . Kupferstich von Bollinger aus Wiebeking, um 1815, 59 x 91 cm.. Nicht bei Lentner. - Seltene und dekorative Ansicht mit interessanter Personenstaffage. Gut erhaltenes Kapitalblatt.

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        ROSENHEIM. "Vue perspective, élévations, profils etc: du pont sur la rivière Inn près Rosenheim". Ansicht der im Bau befindlichen Brücke (21 x 91 cm), im Vordergrund Bauhütte mit Arbeitern sowie herrschaftliche Gruppe beim Besichtigen der Brücke; im Hintergrund schöne Landschaft mit Bergpanorama; darunter Aufrisse, Profile und Konstruktionsdetails.

      - Kupferstich von Bollinger aus Wiebeking, um 1815, 59 x 91 cm. Nicht bei Lentner. - Seltene und dekorative Ansicht mit interessanter Personenstaffage.Gut erhaltenes Kapitalblatt.

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        Histoire du Brésil depuis sa découverte jusqu'en 1810.

      Alexis Eymery, 1815 - Paris, Alexis Eymery, 1815. 3 vol. in 8 de 39-388pp., 1 planche, (2) ff.-500pp., 1 planche, (2) ff.-516pp., une grande carte dépliante, reliures en demi basane bordeaux postérieures récentes, plats en toile marron, frises dorées marquant une séparation entre le cuir et la toile, dos à 4 nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, petit trou d'acidité dans la marge des pages 405/406 du volume II., cachet à l'encre noire sur chaque frontispice, pliures de la grande carte réparées, bon et bel exemplaire. Bien qu'affirmant dans sa préface que ce travail lui demanda sept années, cette très intéressante Histoire du Brésil de Beauchamp est en fait le plagiat du livre ''History of Brasil'' de Southey. Cependant l'oeuvre de Beauchamp fut immédiatement traduite en Portugais et publiée à Rio de Janeiro en 1816, alors que l'ouvrage plagié de Southey dut attendre 1862 pour être enfin traduit en portugais et de plus, de façon très médiocre. L'auteur (1767-1832) publia également: ''Histoire de la guerre de Vendée et des chouans depuis son origine jusqu'à la pacification de 1800'' 3 vol. (1806), ''Histoire de la conquête et des révolutions du Pérou'' (1808), ''Vie politique, militaire et privée du Général Moreau'' (1814), ouvrage très hostile à l'Empereur, ''Histoire de la campagne de 1814 et de la restauration de la Monarchie. Histoire des campagnes de 1814 et 1815.'' (1815-1817), ''Histoire de la Révolution du Piémont et de ses rapports avec les autres parties de l'Italie et avec la France'' (1821), ''Les trentes jours de la révolution piémontaise en mars 1821, par un savoyard spectateur de tous les événements'' (1822), ''De la révolution d'Espagne et de sa crise actuelle'' (1822), ''Vie de Louis XVIII Roi de France et de Navarre'' (1824), ''Mémoires secrets et inédits pour servir à l'Histoire contemporaine'' (1825), compilations d'écrits de Jean Gabriel de Niello Sargy, Pierre-Louis de Beauvollier, Jean Gazo et du Vicomte d'Hardouineau. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Parafraze dos proverbios de Salom?o em verso portuguez Ö.

      Bahia, na Typographia de Manoel Antonio da Silva Serva, 1815. - Small wood-engraved vignette on title page, decorative rule of type ornaments preceding each chapter. 357 pp., (3 blank pp.). Latin and Portuguese text on facing pages. 8?, contemporary mottled sheep (light wear), flat spine with black leather lettering piece (slighly chipped), gilt letter, text block edges sprinkled blue. Internally fine, overall very good to fine. ---- FIRST EDITION of this translation of Proverbs into Portuguese verse, with the Latin text in prose. Berbert de Castro (n? 49) had seen a reference to a quarto edition printed by Silva Serva in 1813. That edition is apparently a ghost: no copy has been located, and references in Berbert de Castro, Borba de Moraes and GonÁalves Rodrigues can all be traced back to the Ramos Paz catalogue.Manoel Antonio da Silva Serva was Bahia's first printer, beginning to print there in 1811.A native of the Villa of Principe, now the city of Serro in Minas Geraes, Ottoni (1764-1851) studied in Italy before returning home to teach. Called to Portugal, Ottoni served as secretary to two noblemen until the French invasion and his Masonic tendencies prompted his return to Brazil. In 1825 he was appointed Oficial da Secretaria da Marinha in Brazil. In addition to several short collections of a drama in verse, sonnets and other poetry, Ottoni also completed a verse translation of the Book of Job into Portuguese, published in Rio de Janeiro the year after his death.---- InnocÍncio IV, 310. Berbert de Castro 63: illustrating the title-page. Borba de Moraes (1983), p. 640; @PerÌodo colonial p. 271. Sacramento Blake IV, 410: giving the format as 12?, and citing a second edition (without Latin text) published in Rio de Janeiro, 1841. GonÁalves Rodrigues, @A traduÁ?o em Portugal 3087: citing it, in error, under 1813. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 815/1. Rodrigues 1820. Not in Palha. Not in Azevedo-Samod?es, Ameal or Avila-Perez. NUC: DLC, DCU-I, NN, InU, RPJCB (same collation). OCLC: 123285864 (New York Public Library, Princeton University Library, Houghton Library, University of Michigan, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Stanford University Libraries, University of California-Santa Barbara, British Library, Universidade de S?o Paulo, La Trobe University-Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus). Porbase locates two copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats British Library only.SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and its dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India.

      London, Longman and others, 1815. - 4to (268 x 205 mm). 675 pp. With 2 maps, one folding, 14 aquatint plates, all but one coloured by hand. Contemporary straight-grained brown morocco gilt by Lubbock of Newcastle (rebacked). Marbled endpapers. Rare first edition of this detailed account of Kabulistan. The pretty engravings mainly depict costumes. "According to A. Janta, Elphinstone's encompassing scope and psychological insight have never been surpassed: for the historically leaning ethnologist, Elphinstone's work remains a source of the very highest caliber" (cf. Henze). - Armorial bookplate of John Waldie. Small tears to folding map professionally repaired. Howgego II, E10. Abbey, Travel 504. Tooley (1954) 209. Wilson 66. Henze II, 165. Lipperheide Ld 16. Colas 960. Hiler 269. Brunet II, 966. Graesse II, 469. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Drei "Zigeunerkinder" nebeneinander.

      . Radierung, "gez. in Cassel nach der Natur 1815", auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 9,6:13,8 cm. Literatur: Stoll 132, III (von IV), mit der Nummer "36" rechts oben. - Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit vollem Rand. - Die nummerierten Radierungen sind 1823 in drei Lieferungen (36 Platten) im Selbstverlag erschienen.. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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        Memoria sobre a necessidade e utilidades do plantio de novos bosques em Portugal, particularmente de pinhaes nos areaes de Beira-mar; seu methodo de sementeira, costeamento, e administraÁ?o.

      Lisbon, na Typographia da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1815. - Woodcut device of Academia Real das Sciencias on title page. Printed on bluish "papel selado" of 10 and 20 reis. viii, 187 pp., 1 folding plan showing the layout of a forest, (2 ll. advt.). 4?, contemporary plain rear wrapper (plain front wrapper gone; rear wrapper with a corner torn away). Uncut, mostly unopened. In fine condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of the @first separately published full lenghth book by one of the greatest Brazilian writers of the half century before independence. He had previously published three works in the @Memorias of the Academia das SciÍncias, and one in the Rio de Janeiro periodical @O Patriota. A report on the Mondego River in Portugal signed 20 December 1813, without imprint and exceedingly rare, may have been printed for use by royal officials only.This @Memoria covers the benefits of reforestation, places in Portugal where trees could best be planted, methods of planting various types of trees, and management of forests. Andrada e Silva had been put in charge of the forests along Portugal's coast in 1802.This @Memoria covers the benefits of reforestation, places in Portugal where trees could best be planted, methods of planting various types of trees, and management of forests. Andrada e Silva had been put in charge of the forests along Portugal's coast in 1802.Andrada e Silva (1763-1838), often referred to as the "Patriarch of Brazilian Independence," is described by Martin as the "tireless promoter of Brazil's literary independence and patriarch of its relatively peaceful political independence in 1822. He was an Enlightenment figure who distinguished himself in scholarship and scientific research, whilst occupying a number of important administrative posts in Portugal and Brazil . . . He was perhaps the most widely read and productive man of letters of the era in Latin America." A native of S?o Paulo, Andrada e Silva studied law at Coimbra; soon thereafter his aptitude for the natural sciences was noticed by the Duke of Laf?es, who arranged his membership in the Academia Real das Sciencias. From 1790 to 1800 he travelled through Europe at government expense to learn methods currently in use in natural history and metallurgy, and on his return served as Intendente Geral das Minas. During the Peninsular War he rose quickly to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and superintendent of police in Porto. When he returned to Brazil, in 1819, he began working for Brazilian independence and was soon named royal minister and deputy to the Assemblea. Soon after, however, he was sent into European exile for seven years. When D. Pedro abdicated as emperor of Brazil, he entrusted the tutelage of his children to JosÈ Bonifacio. Andrade published a plethora of works in the early 1820s, including a few that were published under D. Pedro's name. He was a member of numerous learned societies in Europe and the Americas (see InnocÍncio for a list), including the American Philosophical Society.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 805-6; @PerÌodo colonial p. 31. Sacramento Blake IV, 344-50. InnocÍncio IV, 276; XII, 261; XVI, 99. Bosch 298. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 815/3. Rodrigues 174: "very rare." W. Martins, @HistÛria da inteligÍncia brasileira II, 268: with a lengthy quote from Andrada e Silva on the benefits of large vs. small farms. NUC: ICU, MB, PPAmP, RPJCB, KU, ICN. OCLC: adds Catholic University of America, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile. SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF EDWARD GIBBON, ESQUIRE With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed by Himself: Illustrated From His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narrative, by John Lord Sheffield

      London Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell and W. Davies 1796 and 1815 - 3 volumes. First Editions of the first two volumes issued in 1796 and first edition of the third volume, issued in 1815. Illustrated with frontispiece engravings in volumes one and three and with epitaph leaf and folding genealogical table in volume three. 4to, handsomely bound in full contemporary calf by White of Doncaster, the covers with gilt fillet lines at the borders around a more elaborate blind rolled frame, the spines with wide raised bands ruled in gilt creating compartments crosshatched in blind, contrasting red and black labels gilt lettered and numbered, additional gilt ruling at spine tips, gilt hatched board edges at corners, rolled blind tool repeated on the turn-ins, page edges marbled, silk ribbon markers bound in. xxv, errata, 703; viii, 726, errata, ad leaf; x, 691 pp. A very beautiful and proper set, the bindings extremely attractive with only some minor and expected evidence of age, the text in excellent order, all very desirable. RARE FIRST EDITION OF ALL THREE VOLUMES. The work here includes notes, letters, diaries, essays, unpublished works. The printing includes pieces in both English and French and occasional writing in Latin is interspersed. The work was gathered by Lord Sheffield and it was on the Sheffield family estate that Gibbon was buried after his passing. Gibbon’s DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE is considered still to be THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN. This set of his miscellaneous works includes letters, notes, and diaries from his early studies, there are also essays from his youth and a number of previously unpublished works. His memoirs were assembled by Lord Sheffield from drafts of an autobiography which Gibbon left unfinished at his death. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paris during the interesting month of July, 1815, a series of letters, addressed to a friend in London

      Gale and Fenner, London 1815 - 8vo pp vi, 165, [1] pp. Hand-coluored frontispiece and two plates, small uncoloured vignette on title page. 8vo, early half calf and marbled boards. First Edition. The author ¿arrived at Paris¿at the interesting period of the King¿s restoration; and when the allied troops, headed by their respective sovereigns, entered the capital of France.¿ Scarce. Binding rubbed, front hinge cracked; some offsetting of plates to text, light foxing; but overall a very good copy of a scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Codice Penale Universale Austriaco, Coll Appendice Delle Piu Recenti

      1815. Austrian Code Governing the Kingdom of Lombardy-Veneto [Austria]. Lombardy-Veneto, Kingdom of. Codice Penale Universale Austriaco, Coll Appendice Delle Piu Recenti Norme Generali. Parte I [and Parte II]. Milan: Dall'Imp. Regia Stamperia, 1815. Two parts in one, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (9-1/4" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to corners, light fading to spine and portions of boards. Offsetting to margins, light to moderate toning to text, foxing to a few places. A handsome copy. * Second edition, issued the same year as the first. Established by the Congress of Vienna in 1815, this Northern Italian kingdom was part of the Austrian Empire. Lombardy was annexed to the Sardinia in 1859 and the kingdom ceased to exist when the rest of its territory was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866. The Italian translation offered here was the first adapted to the Kingdom's local conditions. Part I: Dei Delitti; Parte II: Delle Gravi Trasgressioni di Polizia. OCLC locates 3 complete copies in North America, all in law libraries (Harvard, University of Kansas, Washington University, St. Louis). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 15:777.

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        Geographical Plan of the Island and Forts of Saint Helena

      [No imprint, 1815].. Map dimensions 43 x 57 cm. Folding map of the island orientated with north to the lower left corners, full original colour plus lots of printed detail across the island and illustrations of ships to the sea, facsimiles of Napoleon's signature as First Consul and Emperor to the lower right corner, dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen, letterpress description of the island to accompany the map mounted over two panels on the verso, folds into the original drab card slipcase with a decorative printed title label to the upper board featuring a trumpeting cherub and a prospect of the island. Slipcase worn at the corners, but generally sound, wormholes repeated across a few of the folded sections, though fairly inconspicuous, a little toning across the surface of the map, very good overall. Engraved by R. Kirkwood. The first state of four, with Napoleon's residence having been incorrectly identified at Plantation House in the centre of the island. This was rectified in subsequent states.

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        Sizilische Reise, oder Auszüge aus dem Tagebuch eines Landschaftmalers. Erster Theil. EA. Nur Band 1 (von 2).

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1815.. Titel, X, 244 S. Mit 11 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln (Radierungen) von Christian Friedrich Traugott Duttenhofer nach Zeichnungen (Aquarellen) von Carl Gotthard Graß. 8°, hellbrauner Pappband der Zeit mit ein wenig Rückenvergoldung.. Einband etwas berieben sowie leicht bestoßen und beschabt; gering stockfleckig; die letzten 3 Tafeln mit kleinem Ausschnitt im Bundsteg am Fuß (keinerlei Bildverlust). Posthum erschienene Reiseerinnerungen des livländischen Landschaftsmalers, Dichters und Theologen Carl (Karl) Gotthard Graß (1767-1814); Graß hatte 1804/1805 in Gesellschaft des Schriftstellers Philipp Joseph von Rehfues und der Architekten Karl Friedrich Schinkel (den Graß hier Schenkel nennt) und Johann Gottfried Steinmeyer eine Reise von Neapel bis Palermo unternommen. Die Tafeln zeigen: 1. Messina gen Scilla, 2. Messina gegen Reggio gesehen, 3. Taormina vom Meerufer gesehen, 4. Ansicht des Aetna vor dem Theater von Taormina, 5. Ansicht des Aetna bei Petarra, 6. Die Ziegenhö(h)le auf dem Aetna, 7. Syrakus gesehen von Tremila muthmas(s)lich dem ehemaligen Landsitz Timoleons, 8. Ansicht der Gegend des alten Agrigents, von der Anhöhe des heutigen Girgenti, 9. Ansicht der Aegadischen Inseln bei Trapani. Vom Wege nach Segest, 10. Auf dem Wege von Alcamo nach Sala di Partenico, 11. Palermo, aus der Gegend des Mare dolce gegen den Pellegrino. Fischer: Der Verleger Johan Friedrich Cotta. Chronologische Verlagsbibliographie 1787-1832, Nr. 992/ Thieme-Becker XIV, 528/ vgl. ADB IX, 589f..

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