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        A History of the Bible

      Cincinnati: Coleman & Phillips, Morgan, Williams & Co. Printers, 1815 167 pp. Original leather binding. A rare Ohio Miniature book. 2 1/2" high. This copy was sold by Midland Books in a 1964 catalogue. Oclc locates 5 copies. Shaw & Shoemaker; 34917. A lovely copy in original binding with light wear.

      [Bookseller: De Wolfe and Wood]
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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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        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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        THE LITTLE PRATTLER; or, Dame Teachwell's First Picture-Book.

      16 pages. Illustrated with 16 copper-engravings printed on both sides of 8 leaves; 4 being full-page. Original printed wrappers. 12 x 10 cm. First edition. Some browning and marking; generally tired; repaired at spine; piece missing from the outer, inner corner of front wrapper; lower, outer corner missing from title; some corners turned; else a good copy of a scarce and charming title. Poems include Ann Taylor's 'The Field Daisy,' from 'Rhymes For the Nursery.' See Darton G589(1).

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        Arrêt de la Cour de Justice Criminelle du Departement de la Seine, qui condamne a la peine de mort, le pere, la mere, le fils, la fille, l'oncle, la tante, le neveu, la niece, convaincus d'avoir eu la barbarie d'assassiner trois de leurs parens, et commis un grand nombre de crimes. Executes en place de Greve a Paris dans le mois d'avril dernier

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie d'Aubry, n.d. (ca. 1815). First Edition. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo. 4 pp. (unbound in sheets) with a large vignette on title. In a fitted cloth case by Cloverleaf Studio Unrecorded fictitious "Arret," in verse (!) and prose, concerning the crimes and death sentence pronounced on large family of highwaymen, headed by one Barthelemy Gerard (46), for a total of 649 crimes, including the murder of "nearly 60 people on the roads"; the rape of an 8-year old child; the burning of a farmer's child in an oven; the robbery and subsequent arson of six farms (including slaughter of all the animals; and even "avoir mis un enfant et son berceau a travers le feu, et attache la mere aux pieds d'un lit pour lui couper les seins, afin de lui faire declarer ou etait son argent"... etc. Sentenced to death was the entire family (the full extent of which is listed in the title; two individuals were spared "on account of their age"). The family preyed on travellers of the "grand route" of Augicourt, a tiny commune located 50 miles north of Besancon (Canton Combeaufontaine). * On the last page is a verse lament about of this despicable criminal case, "Complainte nouvelle a ce sujet" sung to the tune of "Femmes voules vous eprouver." This popular tune was drawn from the comic opera in one act, "Le Secret," by composer Jean Pierre Solie (1755-1812), with words by Hoffman. * The pamphlet was printed at the Imprimerie d'Aubry which was located on the Rue du Palais-Royale; Aubry appears to have been a "hack" publisher. Only small pamphlets from his press are known, all of which are now very scarce. * No comparable example is listed in Murray's "Lawyers' Merriments."

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        A Dictionary of the Chinese Language in Three Parts

      Macao.: Honorable East India Company's Press.. 1815- 1823.. Four volumes of this landmark dictionary. Part I Volume II 1822 and Part II volume I. 1819 are not included but the other volumes are present. Attractively professionally rebound in grey silk covered boards with black leather title labels on spines. Crown folio. Volume I. Part I: 1815. [viii] + [i] + 930pp. Title page signed/inscribed Arthur Malcolm Tart Jan 1903. This volume contains Author's dedication to the Honorable The Court of Directors of the United East India Company. Advertisment, 2pp, dated Canton, China, December 23rd, 1815. Introduction; Dialogues an 8 page publication giving some basic dialogues in Chinese (measures X x X) upper edge unopened; Radicals 'Shewing their Order and Meaning'; An Index of English Words. Text complete with some browning, foxing or folds at corners. Volume II Part II. 1820. [ii] + vi + 177 + 304pp. Title page signed/inscribed Arthur Malcolm Tart Jan 1903. List of contents; An Index of the Characters, arranged under the preceding 214 Radicals; A Table of Characters, arranged according to the number of strokes in each; A Table of Këen-Tsze Characters; An Index of English Words; A Synopsis of Various Forms of the Chinese Character. Text complete with some browning, foxing or folds at corners. Part III. 1822. Title page; Prefaced, dated China, July 10th, 1821; Brief Explanation of an Alphabetical Language; Powers of the Letters as employed in spelling the Chinese Words in this volume; An English and Chinese Dictionary; Signed/inscribed page 1 Arthur Malcolm Tart January 1903. Part I Volume III. 1823. Title page and pages 1 - 32 supplied in facsimile. 12 leaves with tears at margins professionally repaired with washi paper and wheat paste. Browned throughout, closed tears two leaves. Final leaf Advertisment to the Sixth and last volume has considerable damage with loss to about half of the text. This leaf has been professionally repaired and stable. Lust 1056. Lowendahl 785. Reverend Robert Morrison's dictionary is a landmark dictionary in the English-Chinese world. As Löwendahl states in his important critical bibliography Sino-Western Relations, Conceptions of China, Cultural Influences and the Development of Sinology' it was "The first Chinese-English dictionary, containing more than 40,000 characters arranged in both Kangxi classifers (part I, volumes 1 -3) and by pronunciation (part 2, volumes 1 - 2); part 3 is from English to Chinese. Two fonts of Chinese characters were used, a large one for main entries and a smaller one for the examples. According to Heijdra, Morrson had Chinese type cut directly onto type blanks. That is, the type was not cast from matrices and, therefore, was not reproducible." - (Löwendahl Volume II. Hua Hin. 2008). The Reverend Dr Robert Morrison was the pioneer of Protestant Missionary work in China. Arriving in China in 1807 he was met with much opposition and many difficulties. There was "opposition of Chinese to his residence, the prohibition to Chinese to teach the language to foreigners, the hostility of the Roman Catholic priests in Macao, and the strict regulations of the East India Company. However, in spite of all difficulties, he was able to print the entire Scriptures in Chinese in 1824....He completed a Chinese grammar in 1812, a dictionary of Chinese in 1814, and another of the Canton dialect. In 1816 he accompanied Lord Amherst's embassy to Peking as interpreter." Encyclopaedia Sinica. This set has an interesting provenance as it is from the collection of Arthur Malcolm Tart (1892 -1926) the eldest son of Mei Quong Tart (1850 - 1903), well known Chinese businessman and leading community member in 19th century Sydney. It appears likely that this dictionary was a gift to the young Arthur Tart, who would have been only 11 years old at the time. In the biography of Quong Tart "Australian Mandarin - The Life and Times of Quong Tart" Robert Travers states Quong Tart always "...retained the 'big round hand' of his childhood, always legible...." appearing likely that this dictionary was given to his son, Arthur, and inscribed to him by Quong Tart. .

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        La Verrerie dans la vallée de Plauen près de Dresde". Die Glashütte in Döhlen.

      - Zeitgenöss. aquarellierte Umrißradierung, 1815, von J.F. Bruder (1782-1838), auf gelblichem Velin. Darstellungsgröße 37,5:53,5 cm, Plattengröße 43,4:54,5 cm, Blattgröße 49:63,5 cm. Mit der Adresse „Chez le Professeur C.G. Schultze à Dresde auf Fauxbourg près la porte dite Seethor No. 412". Sehr gutes Exemplar des seltenen Blattes! Mit Kleberesten verso an drei Rändern, Papier vergilbt. Literatur: H. Börsch-Supan 88. Die Radierung ist nach einer Gouache Friedrichs mit abweichender figürlicher Staffage entstanden, auch die Krüppelweide rechts ist größer als bei Friedrich. Als Herausgeber ist bei Börsch-Supan Heinrich Ritter in Dresden genannt, wohingegen auf unserem Exemplar der Dresdener reproduzierende Kupferstecher Christian Gottfried Schulze (1749-1819) als Verleger angegeben ist. Ein Exemplar dieser Radierung, bei H. Ritter verlegt, besitzt das Kupferstich-Kabinett in Dresden, Inv. Nr. 1995-1022. Es konnte bislang nicht herausgefunden werden, wann bzw. ob die Kupferplatte von Ritter zu Schulze oder umgekehrt von Schulze zu Ritter zu gewechselt ist.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Costume of the University of Oxford, Illustrated by a Series of Engravings from Original Drawings by Thomas Uwins. To which is prefixed a brief account of the members and officers of that university.

      R. Ackermann, London 1815 - Folio-sized, measuring 13.5 by 10 inches, 34 by 25 cm. With 17 hand-colored plates of academic dress, which was then more nuanced by position and status. Included are doctor in divinity, doctor in in physic, doctor in law, doctor in music, master of arts, bachelor of arts, a nobleman, a gentleman commoner, a commoner, a student in civil law, a scholar, a proctor, a servitor, a collector, a vice chancellor, beadles and a verger. While the palette of costume is more muted and restrained than typifies other Ackermann costume collections of the time, the plates are both elegant and evocative of Regency style and ideals. The text and plates are clean. Modern brown calf over marbled boards. A hard to come by title in lovely condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Berlin.

      . altkol. Aquatinta b. Bowyer, 1815, 22,7 x 32,2. Ernst, Bowyer, Nr. 1; Kiewitz 64.- Blick von einer Anhöhe ( von Tempelhof ) zur Stadt. Mittig der franz. und deutsche Dom, rechts daneben das Stadtschloß.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        J.G. Mansfeld. K.K. Hof Antikenkabinets-Zeichner und Kupferstecher". Halbfigur en face im Hochoval mit Zeichenstift in der Linken auf einem Stuhl sitzend.

      1815 1815 - Radierung, 1815, nach einer Zeichnung von A. Petter (1781-Wien-1858), auf Velin. 13,3:10,5 cm. Literatur: Jahn 156, II (von II). Sehr schöner und vollrandiger Abdruck. Verso mit älteren Sammlervermerken. Mannsfeld, als Aquarellmaler und Lithograph tätig, gründete 1815 in Wien eine lithographische Anstalt, in der auch Klein und Erhard arbeiteten. Bereits als Achtjähriger erhielt Klein Zeichenunterricht durch den Maler G.C. II. von Bemmel (1765-1811). 1802 war G.P. Zwinger (1779-1819) an der Nürnberger Zeichenschule sein Lehrer. 1805-1811 war er Lehrling bei dem Maler, Zeichner und Kupferstecher A. Gabler (1762-1834). Ab 1811 Studium an der Kunstakademie in Wien. 1814 und 1816 folgten Reisen nach Ungarn und 1815 eine Studienreise an Main und Rhein. 1818 hielt er sich in München auf, wo er mit P. von Hess (1792-1871) und M.J. Wagenbauer (1775-1829) verkehrte. 1819 ging er in seine Heimatstadt zurück. Von dort aus unternahm er mit seinen Freunden J.C. Erhard (1795-1822), den Brüdern F.P. (1779-1840) und H. Reinhold (1788-1825) sowie E. Welker (1788-1857) eine Reise ins Salzkammergut. Von Ende 1819 bis August 1821 weilte Klein in Italien, kehrte dann aber nach Nürnberg zurück. 1833 wurde er zum Mitglied der Berliner Kunstakademie ernannt. 1839 zog er nach München, wo er bis zu seinem Tode leben sollte. 1848 begann ein Augenleiden, was in den nächsten Jahren zu einer zunehmenden Beeinträchtigung des Sehvermögens führen und schließlich ab 1871 das Arbeiten unmöglich machen sollte. Als Graphiker beschäftigte sich Klein mit der Technik der Radierung und Lithographie.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        DOCUMENTOS JUSTIFICATIVOS DE LOS MERITOS Y SERVICIOS DE D. JUAN DE ARREDONDO Y SANTELICES, AUDITOR DE GUERRA DE LA PROVINCIA DE LA FLORIDA ORIENTAL

      Havana: Esteban José de Boloña, [1815].. [1],9pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Stitching mostly perished. Light fold lines, minimal foxing, ink marginal notations, contemporary ink inscription after the text. Very good. An early Cuban imprint printed by Esteban José de Boloña, the first printer in Cuba after the 1776 ban on printing. Juan de Arrondo y Santilices was an official in Spanish Florida, the Auditor of War of East Florida, during the early 19th century. This is a work detailing the deeds of Arrondo y Santilices, likely an attempt to secure a pension. Rare, not in Palau, Medina, or OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Donjon de Vincennes : der Vierturm-Donjon / Wehrturm mit Innenhof und umgebender Mauer, ein Gefangener und zwei Hunde. Original-Aquarell, rückseitig handschriftlicher Text dazu.

      Um 1815.. 47,5 x 36 cm, Aquarell auf Papier, unter Glas in zeitgenössischem Rahmen, Rückwand Holz. Auf diese Holztafel ist ein großes, von Hand beschriebenes Papier aufgebracht.. Ansicht des berühmten französischen Staatsgefängnisses, das 1804 bis 1814 auch von Napoleon als solches genutzt wurde. Der Text, verfasst vom Künstler selbst (?), beschreibt die Gefangennahme eines Friedrich Ernst Heinrich Bayer, Volontair und Adjutant im Königl. Preuß. von Lützowschen Freikorps, am 17. Juni 1813 in Kitzen unweit Leipzig nach der Schlacht bei Großgörschen. Er entkam an diesem Tage verwundet zusammen mit Carl von Behr Negendank, und wurde 10 Tage darauf in Dessau erneut gefangen. Nachdem er durch Oberforstminister von Kalitsch in Zerbst vom Tode gerettet worden war, führte ihn ein langer Transport "durch die grässlichsten Gefängnisse Deutschlands und Frankreichs", bis er am 4. Oktober 1813 in Vincennes eingeliefert wurde. Es folgt eine detaillierte Beschreibung des hermetisch abgeschlossenen Gefängnisses und der dortigen Geschehnisse, darunter auch Morde und Vergiftungen durch die Polizei. Am 9. Februar 1814 wurde er zunächst verlegt und Ostern 1814 befreit. - Ein eindruckvolles Zeugnis von der Gefangenschaft eines Teilnehmers der Befreiungskriege.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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        "La Verrerie dans la vallee de Plauen pres de Dresde". Die Glashütte in Döhlen.

      . Zeitgenöss. aquarellierte Umrißradierung, 1815, von J.F. Bruder (1782-1838), auf gelblichem Velin. Darstellungsgröße 37,5:53,5 cm, Plattengröße 43,4:54,5 cm, Blattgröße 49:63,5 cm. Mit der Adresse "Chez le Professeur C.G. Schultze a Dresde auf Fauxbourg pres la porte dite Seethor No. 412". Sehr gutes Exemplar des seltenen Blattes! Mit Kleberesten verso an drei Rändern, Papier vergilbt. Literatur: H. Börsch-Supan 88. Die Radierung ist nach einer Gouache Friedrichs mit abweichender figürlicher Staffage entstanden, auch die Krüppelweide rechts ist größer als bei Friedrich. Als Herausgeber ist bei Börsch-Supan Heinrich Ritter in Dresden genannt, wohingegen auf unserem Exemplar der Dresdener reproduzierende Kupferstecher Christian Gottfried Schulze (1749-1819) als Verleger angegeben ist. Ein Exemplar dieser Radierung, bei H. Ritter verlegt, besitzt das Kupferstich-Kabinett in Dresden, Inv. Nr. 1995-1022. Es konnte bislang nicht herausgefunden werden, wann bzw. ob die Kupferplatte von Ritter zu Schulze oder umgekehrt von Schulze zu Ritter zu gewechselt ist..

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        Essai historique, politique et moral sur les Révolutions, anciennes et modernes.

      - H. Colburn, 1815, in-8 cart. édit. un peu usagé, VIII-388 p2 pl. et 1 frontispice h.-t. Rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SECOND ADVENT, Or Coming of the Messiah in Glory, Shown to be a Scripture Doctrine, and Taught by Divine Revelation, from the Beginning of the World

      Trenton, NJ: D. Fenton & S. Hutchinson. Good with no dust jacket. 1815. Later Printing. Hardcover. Full calf; Pieces of leather gone at spine ends, leather cracked down front hinge fold, corners rubbed round, second blank leaf detached but present, foxing throughout, upper corner of text block chewed off - does not reach text. The author served as a colonelin the Continental Army and was with Washington at Valley Forge, was a signer of the Peace Treaty with England and helped ratify the constitution in New Jersey .

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        The Battle of Waterloo. Taken on the spot after the action of the 18th June 1815, presented & dedicated with permission to H.R.H. the Duke of York, by Lieut. Tyler 2nd G.B

      London: at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand; and to be had of all the Book and Print-sellers in the United KingdomKingdom. // L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh, Printers, 373, 1815. Hand-coloured engraved battle plan, with letterpress explanatory text beneath in eight sections. (overall 17 3?4 x 10 3?4 inches). Backed onto linen, folded. Contained within original marbled paper-covered card slipcase, small letterpress title label on upper cover (some rubbing, scuffing and small splits to slipcase, some damage to the label). An eye-witness recalls Waterloo: this rare plan was originally published less than two months after the battle. OCLC lists only two examples. There seem to have been two issues: one with the price engraved in the lower left corner of the plate area. The present map is from the second issue where this is not present. The McGill copy has a letterpress imprint line along the lower edge - this was clearly never present in the current example - perhaps indicating that this copy was not bought through Ackermann's?

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        A treatise on finance, under which, the general interests of the British Empire are illustrated:

      comprising, a project for their improvement; together with a new scheme for liquidating the National Debt.A massive treatise on a complex subject, fortunately prefaced by a long and detailed index. The author notes that the treatise had been "begun, and partly sent to the press about five years since", when the "commercial and financial difficulties of the British empire were great beyond any former parallel".David Laurie seems to have been a Glasgow economist of little importance. He published also Hints regarding the East India monopoly ... submitted to the British legislature (1813), and A project for erecting public markets and a grand academy (Glasgow, 1810).* William Henry, 3rd son of George III, became King as William IV in 1830.8vo., xl + 1220pp., complete with the half-title, contemporary calf over marbled boards, sides rubbed, corners worn, neatly rebacked and lettered. A very good copy, with the cancelled inkstamp of the Institute of Chartered Accountants on blank margin of title, and with the contemporary inscription in ink on front flyleaf noting the ownership of "His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence"*., 1815. First edition: uncommon. Goldsmiths 21234. Kress B.6521. Masui p.211. Not in Hollander, Einaudi or Mattioli.. comprising, a project for their improvement; together with a new scheme for liquidating the National Debt. A massive treatise on a complex subject, fortunately prefaced by a long and detailed index. The author notes that the treatise had been "begun, and partly sent to the press about five years since", when the "commercial and financial difficulties of the British empire were great beyond any former parallel".David Laurie seems to have been a Glasgow economist of little importance. He published also Hints regarding the East India monopoly ... submitted to the British legislature (1813), and A project for erecting public markets and a grand academy (Glasgow, 1810).* William Henry, 3rd son of George III, became King as William IV in 1830. 8vo., xl + 1220pp., complete with the half-title, contemporary calf over marbled boards, sides rubbed, corners worn, neatly rebacked and lettered. A very good copy, with the cancelled inkstamp of the Institute of Chartered Accountants on blank margin of title, and with the contemporary inscription in ink on front flyleaf noting the ownership of "His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence"*.

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        The Pittsburgh Directory for 1815; Containing the Names, Professions, and Residence of the Heads of Families and Persons in Business, in the Borough of Pittsburgh. With an Appendix containing a a variety of useful information

      Pittsburgh: Printed for James M. Riddle. 1815. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1815, of the earliest Pittsburgh directory. 12mo, original leather-backed papercovered boards, pp. (4), 150 (2) pp. Good copy, sturdy and tight but with some rubbing and spine-end-loss to leather backing, rounding to corners, boards quite rubbed and with some loss of the original paper covering to front board, contents good to very good, lacks front flyleaf (begins with title page), inner hinges a little cracked, collated complete, no pages missing, some foxing and tanning, last blank has, in an old hand, what looks like "Frances Creail's Book - u181 - 5161 / Ms. Jane Cox u181 / 1827 - 1827 S5161' -- whatever that means.

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        Practische Orgelschule enthaltend sechs Sonaten für zwey Manuale und durchaus obligates Pedal.

      Zürich, bey Hans Georg Nägeli [1815]. (PN N.u.C.2).. Quer-4°. 94 S. Pappbd. d.Z. mit handgeschr. Rückenschild (Ecken stärker bestossen, berieben)., fester Einband. Erste vollständige Ausgabe der sechs Trio-Sonaten in Original-Gestalt. Der einige Jahre zuvor (wohl 1813) in London erschienene Druck der Trios "composed originally for the Organ adapted for three Hands upon the Piano Forte" ist eher als eine Bearbeitung anzusehen. - Titelblatt mit handschr. Numerierung, leichte Feuchtigkeitsspur im oberen Falz, durchgehend stockfleckig. - [BWV 525-530]. RISM B 473; Hoboken 1, 38. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Erinnerungen aus dem Neckarthale. Folge von 9 Radierungen, in der Platte unten monogrammiert "LB".

      Heidelberg, bei L. Meder, (ca. 1815).. Querformat: 21 x 29 cm. 9 Tafeln mit Radierungen. Originale typograpsche Broschur.. *Lambert Babo war der bekannte Agronom und Weinspezialist, geboren 1790 in Mannheim, gest. 1862 in Weinheim. Komplette Folge von Radierungen mit Ansichten des Neckartales, die L. Babo in jungen Jahren fertigte. Nach 1815 wurde er Gutsbesitzer und verfasste Bücher zur Landwirtschaft und zum Weinbau. Lambert von Babo "... radierte um 1810-1815 9 Blätter 'Erinnerungen aus dem Neckarthale', in denen er den Jean Jaques Boissieu nachzuahmen strebte" (Thieme-Becker II, 301). Enthält Ansichten von Neckargemünd, Hochhausen, Neckarsteinach, Hirschhorn, Mosbach, Neckargerach, Heidelberg, Eberbach und Zwingenberg. - Die 9 Radierungen wurden als Folge um 1815 zugleich bei Brönner in Frankfurt und bei Meder in Heidelberg verlegt. Außerordentlich seltenes Werk, das KVK verzeichnet weltweit nur 2 Exemplare in öffentl. Bibl. (beide in der Uni-Bibl. Heidelberg), ein Exemplar wurde 1988 im Auktionshaus Zisska versteigert (5.400 DM).

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        QUALIFIED HORSES and UNQUALIFIED RIDERS.

      London, S. and J. Fuller, 1 September 18157 LOOSE FINE HAND COLOURED PLATES BY HENRY ALKEN IN CLOTH FOLDER, GILT LETTERING TO SPINE. Lacking original wrappers and the title page, the outer and top margins of the plates have been trimmed off, also plate 1 has part of the lower margin trimmed off removing the publisher and date, not affecting caption, the plate size is approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, these plates have been at one time in an album as there is evidence on the back of the plates that they have been mounted, 2 plates have slight damage due to the mounting, 1 has a white mark in the sky (see image) and the other has a tiny closed tear neatly repaired on the blank side and a few light creases to lower margin and 1 at the lower corner of the plate, occasional tiny paint splashes by the colourist. An expensive work but priced for its condition. See Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Volume 1, page 20; British Sporting Art Trust, found through Google. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Angler's Guide, Being A Complete Practical Treatise on Angling: Containing The Whole Art of Trolling, Bottom-Fishing, Fly-Fishing, and Trimmer-Angling, Founded on Forty Years' Practice and Observation ... With Very Considerable Additions, Local Descriptions, Glossary of Technical Terms, and Index

      [London]: Printed for the Author by Haines and Turner. Sold by T. Tegg, 1815. Second edition. 11 wood-engraved plates (one folding), and 6 additional engraved plates of fish by R. Carpenter after C. Hardy. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full contemporary green calf gilt, spine tooled with angling devices (fish, reel, basket), covers with gilt basket devices as cornerpieces. Bookplate of F.L. Popham of Littlecote, with his ownership inscription "F.L. P. D.D./ Grimston (?)/ 1827 on flyleaf. Superbly bound copy of this enlarged second edition of Salter's angling classic.

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        The Battle of Waterloo. Taken on the spot after the action of the 18th June 1815, presented & dedicated with permission to H.R.H. the Duke of York, by Lieut. Tyler 2nd G.B

      London: at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand; and to be had of all the Book and Print-sellers in the United KingdomKingdom. // L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh, Printers, 373, 1815. Hand-coloured engraved battle plan, with letterpress explanatory text beneath in eight sections. (overall 17 3?4 x 10 3?4 inches). Backed onto linen, folded. Contained within original marbled paper-covered card slipcase, small letterpress title label on upper cover (some rubbing, scuffing and small splits to slipcase, some damage to the label). An eye-witness recalls Waterloo: this rare plan was originally published less than two months after the battle. OCLC lists only two examples.There seem to have been two issues: one with the price engraved in the lower left corner of the plate area. The present map is from the second issue where this is not present. The McGill copy has a letterpress imprint line along the lower edge - this was clearly never present in the current example - perhaps indicating that this copy was not bought through Ackermann's?

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        Berlin.

      London, Bowyer, 1815.. Altkolorierte Aquatintaradierung von R. Bowyer, Bildausschnitt 22 x 32 cm, Blattgr. 33 x 47 cm.. Ernst, Die Stadt Berlin in der Druckgrafik, Bowyer 1; aus Robert Bowyers Werk über Europa und die Befreieungskriege "An illustrated record of important events in the Annals of Europe."; Blick von Süden auf die Stadt, mittig der Deutsche und der Französische Dom, rechts daneben das Stadtschloss; von guter Erhaltung.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 10. V. 1815.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. Als Stellvertreter von Anton Gf. Apponyi, Präses der 1812 gegründeten Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, an den Violinisten Alois Anton Polzelli (1783-1855): "Das Geschenk, welches Euer Wohlgebohrn unsrer Gesellschaft mit mehreren theoretischen Werken über Musik machten, ist derselben nicht nur an sich angenehm, sondern der Werth dieser Gabe wird noch durch das Interesse erhöht, welches durch selbe ein geachteter Künstler und ein Schüler des grossen Haydn an unserem Institute nimmt. Ich habe die Ehre, Euer Wohlgebohrn, nebst Uibersendung des Empfangsscheines, den wärmsten Dank der Gesellschaft auszudrücken, und Sie meiner wahren Achtung zu versichern [...]". - Anfangs als Artillerieoffizier an den Feldzügen am Rhein, in den Niederlanden sowie in Bayern teilnehmend, wurde Dietrichstein 1798 Adjutant General Macks bei der neapolitanischen Armee und geriet mit dieser auf der Rückreise nach Österreich in französische Gefangenschaft (bis 1800). Nachdem er den Dienst quittiert hatte, um sich der Förderung von Kunst und Wissenschaft zu widmen, wußte er sein Haus als einen der geistigen Mittelpunkte Wiens zu gestalten, wo u. a. Beethoven und Heinrich Joseph von Collin verkehrten. 1815-31 übertrug ihm der Kaiser die Erziehung des Herzogs von Reichstadt. Daneben wirkte er seit 1819 als Hofmusikgraf, komponierte auch selbst, übernahm 1821-26 die Hoftheaterdirektion und führte eine Reihe von Verwaltungsreformen durch. Dietrichstein war darüber hinaus Präfekt der Hofbibliothek, Oberleiter des Münz- und Antikenkabinetts sowie als Oberstkämmerer Ferdinands I. und zugleich Intendant des Hofburgtheaters, das er bis 1848 leitete.

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        THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATION OF A MOUSE.

      London, Baldwin, Cradock, & Jpy; and John Sharpe, by Assignment from John Marshall, 1815.EARLY EDITION 1815, 2 volumes, complete set, 12mo, approximately 140 x 90 mm, 5½ x 3½ inches, 10 cuts in the text, (50 x 60 mm, 2" x 2½"), the blocks of the 6 in Volume I a little worn, pages: 69; 59 + 1 publisher's advert, Volume I with half - title, not called for in Volume II, bound in mottled green paper wraps, each with title label with patterned border to upper cover. Volume I: small piece missing from corners of upper cover, tiny corners missing on lower cover, spine worn and slightly chipped, oversewn long ago, label slightly damaged at right edge, rubbed and dusty and title not legible, neat early inscription inside upper cover, corners dog - eared throughout, an occasional tiny pale mark; Volume II: Spine worn and lacking about half, covers rubbed and scratched, small piece missing from all cover corners, label rubbed and dusty and text on label barely visible, inscription as in Volume I, small neat repair to lower corner of title page and page 5, contents as Volume I. A good set with the original worn covers, obviously much loved by its former child owners. An entertaining and instructive story told by the mouse itself. The title was later changed to THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS OF A MOUSE. Dorothy Kilner (pseudonyms M. P. and Mary Pelham, 1755?1836) was a prolific English writer of children's books during the late 18th century. See Gumuchian 3507 (our edition), Osborne I,273 and Oppenheimer 1465 which is an edition of 1819 with 10 wood engravings as our edition. Volume I was first published in 1783 followed by the sequel in 1784. John Harris reprinted the 2 little books in 1828 and 1831 with only a frontispiece and 1 other plate. Moon 454. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Manuscript - Ornithology in Watercolour - Birds of England

      England, 1815. Ornithology in Watercolour Rare and Beautiful Birds of England Exceptionally Fine Drawings 1815 From the Work of Renowned Natural History Artist Edward Donovan England, circa 1816. Exceptional watercolour illustrations of ornithological interest, 21 rare and beautiful birds of England, each accompanied by a single page manuscript description. An additional bird is drawn and described but uncoloured. A fine presentation with title page, contents and index, all in manuscript. Quality work executed on fine watermarked paper made by Ruse and Turners of Kent, and Thomas Shaw of Yorkshire, produced from 1806 to 1815. 8vo. Bound in brown calf boards representative of the period, with five raised bands to spine. Volume measures 12,5 x 19,5 cm. Indication of moisture to final few leafs, unobtrusive to watercolours, otherwise Very Good to Near Fine condition. Manuscript Title: A Selection of the Most Rare and Beautiful Birds which Inhabit this Country: Arranged According to the Systema Natureae of Linnaeus: And Embellished with Figures, Drawn and Coloured by W. Harris. From the Natural History of British Birds; by E. Donovan. Order V. - Gallinae. Vol. VI. A desirable volume for the discriminating collector, superbly fastidious, twenty-one (21) unique birds are hand drawn and painted in watercolour with sublime finesse and uncompromised attention to colour rendering, by a masterful nineteenth century artist, and evidently, natural history enthusiast with a special interest in ornithology. Harris' selections are those which he defines to be the finest and rarest specimens from Edward Donovan's 'British Birds.' With due reverence he includes a bibliographical reference to the author's title in the succinct sketch which highlights distinct characteristics, names each bird in both scientific and common terms. Some of the birds illustrated n watercolour include the red shank, the ruff, the crex, the alpine sandpiper, the snipe or gallinago, the legendary white stork, the turnstone, the whimbrel, and the pied peahen. This work predates another rare and spectacular ornithological title, Audubon's "Birds of America," by approximately ten years. Edward Donovan (1768-1837) was an Anglo-Irish writer, natural history illustrator, and amateur zoologist. Born in Cork, Ireland, Donovan was an avid collector of natural history specimens. In 1807 he founded the London Museum and Institute of Natural History where he exhibited some of his private collections. Donovan was a very successful author of a number of natural history titles, including "Natural History of British Birds" a five volume work published from 1792 to 1797.. Very Good. Illus. by HARRIS, W..

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        THE CAMBRIAN POPULAR ANTIQUITIES; or, an Account of Some Traditions, Customs, and Superstitions, of Wales with Observations as to Their Origin & c

      London: For E. Williams, 1815. half-title, 353pp., (1) directions for placing the plates, (2)pp.index, illustrated by I. Havell with 10 copper plates engravings of which 9 are beautifully hand-colored, handsomely bound in brown polished calf, boards double ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, all edges marbled with matching marbled endpapers. Some off-setting to text facing plates, short owner's inscription, slight bowing of boards otherwise a beautiful copy of this very scarce work. [Abbey, Scenery, 520]. First Edition. Octavo.

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        Introductory Lectures Exhibiting some of Mr HunterÕs Opinions Respecting Life and Diseases [bound with] Physiological Lectures of 1817 [and] The Hunterian Oration for the year 1819

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row, 1815. 1817 and 1819. 8vo, three volumes in one, 136; 352; 66pp. Original calf with decorative gilt to spine. Some wear to corners and soiling to covers. Internally clean and free of markings. A very good copy with some restoration to the binding. First editions of the three works, here bound together, presentation copy inscribed: ?'For Doctor D Hosack / with the best wishes & thanks / of John Abernethy.?" Abernethy was a renowned English doctor and surgeon who wrote one of the earliest popular books on medical science: Surgical Observations on the Constitutional Origin and Treatment of Local Diseases (1809). David Hosack (1769-1835) was an eminent physician, botanist, mineralogist, and in his day, the best-known practitioner of medicine in New York. He founded the Elgin Botanic Garden; he also founded the Humane Society, Bellevue Hospital and the N.Y. Historical Society. DAB has much on him and his eminent career.

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        Taxidermie oder die Lehre Thiere aller Klassen

      . am einfachsten und zweckmässigsten für Kabinette auszustopfen und aufzubewahren, praktisch bearbeiten. Halle: Hemmerde und Schwetschke 1815. With 5 folded copperengraved plates. XII + 180 pp. Well-preserved copy bound in contemporary halfleather with coloured label and goldlines on spine. Stamp on titlepage..

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        Evangelium St. Mathaei in Linguam Calmucco-Mongolicam translatum ab Isaaco Jacobo Schmidt cura et studio Societatis Biblicae Ruthenicae typis impressum

      St. Petersburg: Frideric Drechsler, 1815. Title page in Latin, title page in Mongolian; text, [33] ff. 1 vols. Square 4to. Original dappled calf, upper board with circular blind stamp of Russian Bible Society. Spine perished (boards detached), some wear to edges. First Part of the Bible Printed in Mongolian First printing of any portion of the Bible in Mongolian, containing the Gospel of St. Matthew translated by I.J. Schmidt into "an adaptation of ordinary Mongolian intended for the use of Kalmuks" (Darlow & Moule). Uncommon.

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        An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India; Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, London 1815 - Nicely rebacked in c. 1930 calf. Foxing & hand-soiling; lacking separate large folding map. ; Thirteen handsome full-page hand-colored ethnological aquatints, one uncolored archaeological plate, one map colored in outline. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates, 209. Elphinstone was appointed British ambassador to the Afghan court in 1808. His accounts influenced British policy until the 1840s. Abbey Travel 504. (Christie's 2328.235); 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Pride of Britannia Humbled; or, The Queen of the Ocean Unqueened, by 'The American Cock Boats,' and 'The Fir Built Things, with Bits of Striped Bunting at Their Mast Heads.' (First Edition)

      T. Boyle, New York 1815 - (Military & War) COBBETT, William. The Pride of Britannia Humbled; or, The Queen of the Ocean Unqueened, by 'The American Cock Boats,' and 'The Fir Built Things, with Bits of Striped Bunting at Their Mast Heads.' New York: T. Boyle, 1815. First Edition, with No mention of 'New Edition' on advertisement page. One of original 2000 copies. Duodecimo, 7.25 x 4.5 inches. Hardcover, original calf leather, 216 pages. Foxing and toning to pages with some chipping and damp-staining. PO writing. Spine and boards rubbed and scuffed with wear to edges and joints. Bumping to spine and corners. Good condition overall. Collection of letters and articles relating to War of 1812. [Howes C523] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        QUALIFIED HORSES and UNQUALIFIED RIDERS

      London, S. and J. Fuller, 1 September 1815. 7 LOOSE FINE HAND COLOURED PLATES BY HENRY ALKEN IN CLOTH FOLDER, GILT LETTERING TO SPINE. Lacking original wrappers and the title page, the outer and top margins of the plates have been trimmed off, also plate 1 has part of the lower margin trimmed off removing the publisher and date, not affecting caption, the plate size is approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, these plates have been at one time in an album as there is evidence on the back of the plates that they have been mounted, 2 plates have slight damage due to the mounting, 1 has a white mark in the sky (see image) and the other has a tiny closed tear neatly repaired on the blank side and a few light creases to lower margin and 1 at the lower corner of the plate, occasional tiny paint splashes by the colourist. An expensive work but priced for its condition. See Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Volume 1, page 20; British Sporting Art Trust, found through Google. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Dictionary of the Chinese Language, in three parts. Part the first; containing Chinese and English, arranged acording to the radicals. 1-3.

      Macao, Printed at the honorable East India Company's Press by P.P. Thoms, 1815-1823.. 4°, Halbleder. 4° (ca. 30,5 x 25 cm), VI, XVIII, 930, II (advertisements and list of subscribers); II, 884; II, 908, II (last leaf with advertisements and list of subscribers). Comtemporary half calf binding from Lee Hang Cheong in Shanghai. Two more parts were published, the second in two vols. Chinese and English arranged alphabetically!, and the third in one vol. English and Chinese. Cordier, BS, 3, cols. 1592-3. China illustrata Nova 785: Two fonts of Chinese characters were used, a large one for main entries and a smaller one for the examples. According to Heijdra, Morrison had Chinese type cut directly onto type blanks. That is, the type was not cast from matrices and therefore, was not reproducible. According to Walter Henry Medhurst, China, London 1838, p. 268, the dictionary was printed by the East India Company, at a cost of 15.000 Pound. Macao, printed at the Honorable East India Press, by P(eter) P(erring) Thoms 1815-1823. Condition: Spines neatly repaired, margins of first four leaves in vol. I mended. Without the leaf with advertisements and subscribers in vol. I.

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        A Spelling Book, formed upon an easy, systematical plan, and designed for small children and beginners

      Windsor[, Vermont]: Printed by Oliver Farnsworth, 1815. First Edition. 1 vols. Small Square 8vo. Wonderful original printed steel blue paper over wooden boards. Spine nearly gone, wear to boards, but internally good with some darkening and mostly marginal dampstaining. In pale blue-green cloth case with black spine label, gilt. In referring to Bradley's "An Improved Spelling Book," similar in format to this one and published the same year, Nietz informs us that "this book was different from many others in several respects. First, Bradley frankly acknowledged that 'the extracts have been taken from Webster, Wood, Picket, Alden, Bingham, Flint, Murray, Hubbard, Fordyce, Walker, the American Gentleman's Pronouncing Dictionary, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Morse, and Dr. Blair [all authors of spellers].' A second different feature was that all of the content, other than the spelling words, was presented in catechetical form" (Nietz).

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        The Complete Angler

      London: Samuel Bagster, 1815. The Second Bagster Edition, LARGE PAPER COPY. Illustrated with 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton, 8 full-page copperplate engravings by Audinet after Wale; 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell, 2 plates of fishing tackle and music; numerous text engravings. Advertisements present at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Full olive green morocco extra, boards tooled in gilt with double rule, large thistles, and armorial device and motto of R.T. Hamilton Bruce, spine gilt with his monogram and armorial devices, silk doublures, uncut, edges gilt on the rough by Zaehnsdorf. Spine toned, slightest traces of rubbing; a few leaves toned. Bookplates of Frederick Adolphus Philbrick, Middle Temple; and Georges Fales Baker. Fine. The Second Bagster Edition, LARGE PAPER COPY. Illustrated with 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton, 8 full-page copperplate engravings by Audinet after Wale; 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell, 2 plates of fishing tackle and music; numerous text engravings. Advertisements present at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Second Bagster Edition: Large Paper Copy, Finely Bound. Handsome copy of the large paper issue of the 1815 Bagster edition, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for Robert T. Hamilton Bruce (1846-1899), a successful Scottish flour merchant and one of the patrons of the Scottish Observer (afterwards the National Observer), and friend of W.E. Henley, who wrote one of his most celebrated poems, Invictus, in Hamilton Bruce's memory: "I am the master of my fate: / I am the captain of my soul".

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        Breton's Praise of Virtuous Ladies. Edited by Egerton Brydges

      Kent: Private Press of Lee Priory by Johnson and Warwick, 1815. First edition. ONLY COPY ON INDIA PAPER; and the other copy one of an edition of 80 copies. [x],38; [x], 38 pp. Second copy printed on india paper (one side of leaf only). 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary pebbled green morocco, boards with double leafy borders within gilt rules, a.e.g., by Hayday. Fine. UNIQUE COPY ON INDIA PAPER A lovely Hayday binding housing a regular copy and then another copy of the text, unique on India paper. An earlier cataloguer has conjectured that this was possibly Egerton Brygdes' own copy.

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        Angling; being the first part [Shooting; being the second part ...; Coursing; being the third part ...] of a Series of Familiar Letters on Sporting

      London: printed for and sold by J. Cornes...R.P. Moore...T. Hookham, etc. Part III: Printed for the Author, 1815. First edition. 3 engraved plates, all dated 1812, each engraved by H.R. Cook after Chalon, Hilton and J. Ward. (Without the small format bookseller's advertisement leaf mentioned by Schwerdt.). [1]-123, [1]; [125]-235, [1]; [237]-344 pp. W. Wilson, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, Hutton-Garden. 8vo (25 x 16.2 cm). Original printed drab paper wrappers, letterpress titles on upper covers, publisher's advertisements on two lower covers, uncut, all within a brown later cloth drop box. Minor chipping to heads and tails of spines, else fine. Bookplate of the Duke of Gloucester. First edition. 3 engraved plates, all dated 1812, each engraved by H.R. Cook after Chalon, Hilton and J. Ward. (Without the small format bookseller's advertisement leaf mentioned by Schwerdt.). [1]-123, [1]; [125]-235, [1]; [237]-344 pp. W. Wilson, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, Hutton-Garden. 8vo (25 x 16.2 cm). IN PARTS. RARE IN THIS CONDITION, the titles are taken from the wrappers as the printed title was apparently never issued - it appears that the author intended to issue both the title and the list of subscribers as part of the projected fourth part on 'Hunting' - this was never published. Schwerdt I,p.301 "The {Angling} letter is signed "Piscator" and dated 1811...a second edition was issued in 1818." (Westwood and Satchell+.

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        The Angler's Guide, Being a Complete Practical Treatise on Angling ... with considerable additions, local descriptions, glossary of technical terms, and index

      London: Printed for the Author by Carpenter and Son, 16, Aldgate High Street, 1815. Third edition, with additions, glossary and index. Large Paper Copy. Engraved frontispiece and 25 engraved and wood-engraved plates, numerous illustrations in the text. xxix, 313 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-7/8 x 5-1/4 inches). Attractively bound in full speckled tan morocco. Fine. Third edition, with additions, glossary and index. Large Paper Copy. Engraved frontispiece and 25 engraved and wood-engraved plates, numerous illustrations in the text. xxix, 313 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-7/8 x 5-1/4 inches). LARGE PAPER. A classic work, first published in 1814, which went into numerous editions, this one being particularly well illustrated. Published in the same year as the second edition, due to "the very favourable manner which the said work is spoken of by the Sporting Magazine for April 1815, also by the New Monthly Magazine for May". This edition includes new copper-engraved plates "taken from drawings made from living fish, under the author's own inspection"

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        The Complete Angler

      London: Samuel Bagster, 1815. The Second Bagster Edition, LARGE PAPER COPY. Illustrated with 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton, 8 full-page copperplate engravings by Audinet after Wale; 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell, 2 plates of fishing tackle and music; numerous text engravings. Advertisements present at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Full olive green morocco extra, boards tooled in gilt with double rule, large thistles, and armorial device and motto of R.T. Hamilton Bruce, spine gilt with his monogram and armorial devices, silk doublures, uncut, edges gilt on the rough by Zaehnsdorf. Spine toned, slightest traces of rubbing; a few leaves toned. Bookplates of Frederick Adolphus Philbrick, Middle Temple; and Georges Fales Baker. Fine. The Second Bagster Edition, LARGE PAPER COPY. Illustrated with 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton, 8 full-page copperplate engravings by Audinet after Wale; 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell, 2 plates of fishing tackle and music; numerous text engravings. Advertisements present at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Second Bagster Edition: Large Paper Copy, Finely Bound. Handsome copy of the large paper issue of the 1815 Bagster edition, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for Robert T. Hamilton Bruce (1846-1899), a successful Scottish flour merchant and one of the patrons of the Scottish Observer (afterwards the National Observer), and friend of W.E. Henley, who wrote one of his most celebrated poems, Invictus, in Hamilton Bruce's memory: "I am the master of my fate: / I am the captain of my soul".

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        The London theatre : a collection of the most celebrated dramatic pieces / correctly given, from copies used in the theatre by Thomas Dibdin [complete 26 volumes bound in 13]

      London : Whittingham and Arliss, [1815], 1815, Hardback, Book Condition: Very GoodVery good copies bound in 1/2 vellum over marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, with gilt decorative tooling. Some surfaces scuffs to boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: 26 v. : illus.; 12cm. Notes: General title pages dated 1815 throughout; special title pages of plays (with title vignettes) - dated 1814-1825. Most of the plays are preceded by a brief history of the play, dramatis personae, etc. Subjects: English literature -- Drama and theatre -- Great Britain -- 19th century.

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        Eghanak Biwzandian Bazmavep

      1815. [ARMENIAN]. INJIJIAN, Ghukas. Eghanak Biwzandian Bazmavep [The Byzantine season almanack]. [4], 260 pp. With an engraved title-page, 2 engraved plates, 14 hand-coloured plates, 1 hand-coloured folding plate, 16 head-pieces (2 hand-coloured), numerous tailpieces and 1 folding table. Venice, 1815. BOUND WITH: Drashakk'Amenayn Terut'Eanc [Flags of all nations]. [16] ff. Illustrated with hand-coloured engraved title page and 15 hand-coloured plates. 12mo., 136 x 83 mm, bound in contemporary Armenian calf, gilt fillet border, smooth spine, floral gilt in compartments, tan morocco title piece, yellow, blue & red geometric patterned paper endleaves, a.e.g. Venice: Mekhitarist Press at St. Lazarus, 1813.First Edition. Gkukas Injijian was the father of modern Armenian geography. Gorgeously illustrated with hand-coloured plates of various costumes, "these and related books by Mekhitarist authors [helped] revive the deep attachment within the people for their homeland and forge a sentiment of national identity."The large folding plate illustrates a ceremony wherein a woman in scarlet dress is jumping into a raging bonfire; in each hand she holds a golden arrow and what appears to be a golden box. The crowd surrounding the scene is in various types of dress; the fire is fed by an onlooker, while another beats a drum. Drashakk'Amenayn Terut'Eanc, containing 15 plates of hand-coloured national flags, was printed and issued by the Mekhitarist Congregation on the Island of St. Lazarus in Venice. This island was a favorite of Lord Byron; while living in Venice, Byron rowed out alone in his gondola every day to the monastery of St. Lazarus to spend hours learning Armenian, pouring over rare books in the library and conversing with the friendly Armenian fathers. Some wear at extremities, the folding plate is delicate and taped on crease, a very good copy.Hacikyan, et al, The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to Modern Times. Nersessian, Catalogue of early Armenian Books, 309.

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        View of St Helena

      London: Bellasis, 1815. Abbey, no. 309. Two of the six colored aquatints. Plate 1: The Roads and Plate: 4: Plantation House. 12 x 15.875 inches. Plate 1 with a remnant of tape verso, visible in the lettering beneath the image. Plate 1 in a simple glazed frame by Gump's, San Francisco. Plate 4 was also in such a frame.

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        THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATION OF A MOUSE

      London, Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy; and John Sharpe, by Assignment from John Marshall, 1815.. EARLY EDITION 1815, 2 volumes, complete set, 12mo, approximately 140 x 90 mm, 5? x 3? inches, 10 cuts in the text, (50 x 60 mm, 2" x 2?"), the blocks of the 6 in Volume I a little worn, pages: 69; 59 + 1 publisher's advert, Volume I with half-title, not called for in Volume II, bound in mottled green paper wraps, each with title label with patterned border to upper cover. Volume I: small piece missing from corners of upper cover, tiny corners missing on lower cover, spine worn and slightly chipped, oversewn long ago, label slightly damaged at right edge, rubbed and dusty and title not legible, neat early inscription inside upper cover, corners dog-eared throughout, an occasional tiny pale mark; Volume II: Spine worn and lacking about half, covers rubbed and scratched, small piece missing from all cover corners, label rubbed and dusty and text on label barely visible, inscription as in Volume I, small neat repair to lower corner of title page and page 5, contents as Volume I. A good set with the original worn covers, obviously much loved by its former child owners. An entertaining and instructive story told by the mouse itself. The title was later changed to THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS OF A MOUSE. Dorothy Kilner (pseudonyms M. P. and Mary Pelham, 17551836) was a prolific English writer of children's books during the late 18th century. See Gumuchian 3507 (our edition), Osborne I,273 and Oppenheimer 1465 which is an edition of 1819 with 10 wood engravings as our edition. Volume I was first published in 1783 followed by the sequel in 1784. John Harris reprinted the 2 little books in 1828 and 1831 with only a frontispiece and 1 other plate. Moon 454. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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