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        HEIDELBERG. "Heidelberg". Blick von einem Hügel auf das Schloß, unten Stadt und Neckartal, im Vordergrund Ziegenherde, rechts großer Baum.

      - Kol. Kupferstich von Haldenwang nach Graimberg, 1815, 39 x 49 cm. Schefold 24831. - Abzug nur mit dem Titel "Heidelberg" und den Künstlernamen. Noch ohne die bei Schefold erwähnte Titelei und die Widmung.

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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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        The Complete Angler. [Excellent Large Paper Bagster Edition] or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: being a discourse on rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing. In two parts: the first written by Mr. Isaac Walton; the second by Charles Cotton, Esq. With the lives of the authors: and notes historical, critical, supp

      London: Printed for Samuel Bagster in The Strand. Beautiful example of the rare Angler-companion in a tight and complete condition. This is the sought after large paper edition of Bagster.. London, Printed for Samuel Bagster in The Strand, 1815. 24 cm x 15 cm. VI, 512, [2] pages. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Philip Audinet, including portraits, fishing tackle and copper engravings of different fish, two large woodcuts, two engraved pages of music. Hardcover. Extraordinarily rebacked and restored original boards with 20th century spine. Gilt ornaments and wonderful spinelabel. Beautiful example of the rare Angler-companion in a tight and complete condition. This is the sought after large paper edition of Bagster. Izaak Walton (c. 1594 ?- 15 December 1683) was an English writer. Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title of Walton's Lives. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse; 6 verses were quoted from John Dennys's 1613 work The Secrets of Angling. It was dedicated to John Offley, his most honoured friend. There was a second edition in 1655, a third in 1661 (identical with that of 1664), a fourth in 1668 and a fifth in 1676. In this last edition the thirteen chapters of the original had grown to twenty-one, and a second part was added by his friend and brother angler Charles Cotton, who took up Venator where Walton had left him and completed his instruction in fly fishing and the making of flies. Walton did not profess to be an expert with a fishing fly; the fly fishing in his first edition was contributed by Thomas Barker, a retired cook and humorist, who produced a treatise of his own in 1659; but in the use of the live worm, the grasshopper and the frog "Piscator" himself could speak as a master. The famous passage about the frog, often misquoted as being about the worm—"use him as though you loved him, that is, harm him as little as you may possibly, that he may live the longer"—appears in the original edition. The additions made as the work grew did not affect the technical part alone; quotations, new turns of phrase, songs, poems and anecdotes were introduced as if the author, who wrote it as a recreation, had kept it constantly in his mind and talked it over point by point with his many friends. There were originally only two interlocutors in the opening scene, "Piscator" and "Viator"; but in the second edition, as if in answer to an objection that "Piscator" had it too much in his own way in praise of angling, he introduced the falconer, "Auceps," changed "Viator" into "Venator" and made the new companions each dilate on the joys of his favourite sport. The best-known old edition of the Angler is J. Major's (2nd ed., 1824). The book was edited by Andrew Lang in 1896, followed by many other editions. (Wikipedia)

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        Braziliada ou Portugal Immune, e salvo: Poema epico em doze cantos: composto debaixo dos auspicios do excellentissimo senhor D.Francisco de Almeida Mello e Castro, Enfermeiro-Mor do Hospital Real de S.José

      - Impressão Regia, Lisboa, 1815. 388 pp. [i.e., 384, with pp. 289-292 omitted in numbering], (1 l. errata, 8 ll.) Folding engraved portrait of the author. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title-page.14cm. Bound. Very beautifully bound in contemporary full leather with gilted decorations. Crisp and clean copy in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CURSORY VIEW OF SPANISH AMERICA, PARTICULARLY THE NEIGHBOURING VICE-ROYALTIES OF MEXICO AND NEW-GRENADA, CHIEFLY INTENDED TO ELUCIDATE THE POLICY OF AN EARLY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THOSE COUNTRIES

      Georgetown: Richards and Mallory, 1815.. 41pp. plus errata page. Dbd. Stain and chip near foredge of titlepage, barely affecting title. Uniform light tanning. About very good. In a half morocco box. An interesting early manifestation of the principles of the Monroe Doctrine. Robinson advocates quick action in foiling the joint designs of England and Spain on the new territory of Louisiana, citing evidence that the British have been supplying Indians with arms and munitions in Spanish-controlled Florida. He claims that, should Spain unite with England, the last vestiges of her independent colonial power will be forfeited, and that this forfeiture would clear the way for the United States to rid herself of any remaining European authority in the New World. An aggressive argument, born out of the crisis of the invasion of Louisiana by the British at the close of the War of 1812. Robinson would later be involved in various conspiracies in Texas and northern Mexico, including the attempt of Xavier Mina to seize Texas. Not in Servies. SABIN 72200. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 35799.

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        L'Espagne et le Portugal, ou moeurs, usages et costumes des habitans de ces royaumes.

      Paris, A. Nepveu, 1815. 1815 - 6 vol. in-16° (139 x 87 mm.) de : I. xix, 218 pp. Frontispice ; II. [1] f., 215 pp. 5 planches ; III. [1] f., 219 pp. 5 planches ; IV. [1] f., 217 pp. 13 planches ; V. [1] f., 253 pp. 22 planches (dont 1 dépliante) ; VI. [1] f., 231 pp. 9 planches. Total de 55 planches gravées et aquarellées (dont 1 frontispice et 1 dépliante). Plein veau fauve d'époque, dos lisses ornés, titres et de tomaisons de maroquin noir, tranches dorées. Edition originale de ce bel ouvrage de la collection « Nepveu », consacré à l'Espagne et au Portugal, illustré de 55 planches en couleurs. Cette collection fut inaugurée par La Chine en miniature qui remporta un franc succès et incita l’auteur à continuer dans cette direction : petits ouvrages aux informations riches sans être arides, et très abondamment illustrés. Breton de la Martinière (1777-1852), important acteur de la sténographie judiciaire en France (cofondateur de la Gazette des Tribunaux, il fut à l’origine d’une organisation encore valable de aujourd’hui dans la préparation des comptes rendus des séances parlementaires), est aussi l’auteur de différents ouvrages sur divers pays, publiés par Nepveu, dans ses fameuses petites collections (notamment la Russie et la Chine). Connaissant presque toutes les langues d’Europe, Breton était interprète traducteur officiel en langues étrangères auprès des tribunaux. Le présent ouvrage sur l'Espagne et le Portugal est illustré de 55 planches en couleurs (1 en frontispice dans le premier volume, 5 dans le 2ème, 5 dans le 3ème, 13 dans le 4ème, 22 dans le 5ème et 9 dans le 6ème) : vues, costumes, et scènes de corrida. Bel exemplaire en reliure d'époque. 6 vols. 16mo. 55 engraved and watercolored plates (including 1 frontispiece and 1 folding). Contemporary full calf. First edition of this beautiful book from the Nepveu collection of travels, dedicated to Spain and Portugal, illustrated with 55 colored plates. The plates feature views, costumes and various scenes, including corrida. Fine copy in comtemporary binding. Brunet, I. 1226, Ref. 25950.

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        Blick aus der Voralpenlandschaft südlich von München ins Gebirge bei Kochel, vorne gepflügter Acker mit Pferd, mittig die Kirche.

      . Sepia-Aquarell von Franz Kobell, um 1815, 16 x 21 cm.. Franz Kobell (1749 - 1822) schuf zwischen 1814 und 1820 eine Reihe von Sepia-Aquarellen mit Motiven in und um München. Malerische Tuschpinselarbeit mit lebhaften Hell-Dunkel-Kontrasten im bewölkten Himmel.

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        "Heinrich von Ofterdingen. 1. Th. 117". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      [Wohl Berlin, um 1815].. 2 SS., davon 1 S. Text. Folio.. Wohl für die "Liedertafel" bestimmte Vertonung des Lieds der Zulima aus Novalis' Fragment "Heinrich von Ofterdingen" für Singstimme und Klavierbegleitung (incipit: "Bricht das matte Herz noch immer") in E-Dur ("Andantino"). Die Musik mit der ersten Strophe unterlegt; am Gegenblatt der Text der weiteren sechs Strophen. Am Schluß der Noten signiert "Zelter"; verso von anderer Hand namentlich bezeichnet. - "[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). "Als Pädagoge und Organisator bestimmte Zelter die Entwicklung der öffentlichen Musikpflege in Deutschland maßgeblich. Als Liedkomponist gehörte er zu der Zweiten Berliner Liederschule. Neben über 200 Liedern komponierte Zelter hauptsächlich Männerchöre sowie Opernszenen, Kantaten, geistliche Gesänge, Orchester- und Klaviermusik. Er war eng mit Goethe befreundet, den er in musikalischen Fragen beriet" (DBE). - Papierbedingt etwas braunfleckig. - Vgl. RISM 452522452 (Abschrift in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung, Sign. Mus.ms. 23569/28).

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        Eigenh. Widmung in: Ders.: Cunegunde die Heilige, Römisch-Deutsche Kaiserin. Ein romantisches Schauspiel in fünf Akten.

      Leipzig und Altenburg, Brockhaus, 1815. - VIII, 220 SS. Grüner Pappband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Die ganzseitige eh. Widmung an „Ihro Majestät die Kaiserin Maria Louisa" am vorderen Vorsatzblatt und datiert mit 20. Mai 1815. – Erste Ausgabe. Goedeke VI 95, 13. Wilpert-G. 19. Borst 1235. – Ausgezeichnet erhaltenes, ganz sauberes Exemplar auf festem Vélin; der Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Am vorderen Innendeckel das Exlibris des Schweizer Schriftstellers Emanuel Stickelberger (1884–1962). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Vue perspective du pont sur le Danube et de la Ville de Neuburg". Prächtige und sehr dekorative Gesamtansicht (18,5 x 63 cm) mit dem Schloß über die Donau gesehen, in der Bildmitte die neue Brücke; darunter Pläne und Aufrisse der Brückenkonstruktion.

      . Kupferstich von Bollinger aus Wiebeking, um 1815, 48 x 63 cm.. Nebinger/Fitzek, Neuburg in historischen Ansichten S. 50; nicht bei Lentner. - Großes, dekoratives Blatt mit gefälliger ländlicher Staffage im Vordergrund. - Burgfalte restauriert. Breitrandig.

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        The American Coast Pilot Containing the Courses and Distances between the Principal Harbors, Capes, and Headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the Gulph of Florida

      Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt. Fair. 1815. Eighth Edition. Leather Bound. One of 15 editions we are offering. Go to our webpage: bookshelfmaine.com and search by KEYWORD: Blunt. You are invited to Make An Offer on any or all listed. ; 311 pages .

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        Niles' Weekly Register

      Franklin Press, Baltimore, MD 1815 - Book condition: very good, very scarce copy of Volume VII, includes documents, essays and facts together with notices of the arts and manufactures and a record of the events of the times, extensive three page index in front, full leather boards show scuffing to all areas, front hinge a bit loose and front board bowed, previous owner has written Niles 9/14 to 3/15 in black felt pen on spine, light notes in pen and pencil on back endpapers, light to moderate foxing throughout but all text legible, 6.5 X 10 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some Account of the Proposed Improvements of the Western Part of London, By the Formation of the Regent's Park, The New Street, The New Sewer, etc. etc. Illustrated by a Variety of Plans, and Accompanied by Explanatory and Critical Observations

      London: Lloyd; W. Reynolds 1815. Second edition, with additions. Two works in one. xii, 99, xciii, 22 pp. Full brown morocco. Five raised bands to spine. Gilt turn-ins. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Binder's leaf following title page. Original paper title label bound in. With seven engraved folding plates, six hand-coloured. Three of the plates are proposals for the new Regent's Park, two for the proposed 'new street' of Regent's Street, one of the proposed church of All Souls, Langham Place, and one of the sewers of Westminster. Bound in at the end are 'Brief Remarks On the Proposed Regent's Canal,' by An Observer, dated March 1812 and printed for J. Hatchard. One or two minor marks to boards. Bookplate to front pastedown. Short tears & creases to edges of several plates. John White, junior (d. 1850), started life as assistant surveyor to his father on the Portland estate in London, and later became District Surveyor for St. Marylebone. In this book he describes and illustrates the rival plans for Regent's Park, including that made by his father as well as by John Nash. Scarce. A finely bound and lovely Very Good to Near Fine copy. . Very Good. Full Morocco. Second Edition. 1815. 8vo..

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        LÜBECK. "Plan de la Baie de Lübeck . publié par Ordre du Roi". Plan der Lübecker Bucht mit Einzeichnung der Küstenorte Kellinghusen, Grömitz, Neustadt, Travemünde, Schwartau, Dassau und Elmenhorst. Oben zwei Panorama-Ansichten von Travemünde und Neustadt. Im unteren Drittel "Plan de L'Entrée de la Trave" mit Grundrißplan von Travemünde.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von F. Collin, dat. 1815, 93,5 x 62 cm. Prachtvoller Plan mit Titelkartusche, gestochenen Erklärungen und zwei Meilenzeigern. - Tadellos und farbfrisch erhalten.

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        The English Dance of Death (2 Vols.) + The English Dance of Life

      London: J. Diggens (R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts), 1815. 1st. Full-Leather. Collectible; Fine. The 1st edition in book form, 1815-1817. ("Indispensable to any Rowlandson collection, one of the essential pivots of any colour plate library, being one of the main works of Rowlandson." -Tooley, pgs. 410-411; Abbey Life, pgs. 263-264.) Together 3 volumes. Illustrated with a total of 98 hand-colored aquatint plates by Rowlandson. Octavos, uniformly bound (and signed) in a lovely full-green morocco by Riviere. Fine-tooled gilt-spines in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered spine-labels, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Spines evenly sunned to brown, very light offsetting to the text. Crisp and clean and very presentable. A lovely set.

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        Miniature Metamorphic ABC Cards.

      Twelve hand-coloured engraved cards, produced in France, circa 1815, each divided into three, and each designed in such a way that all the cards in each section are interchangeable, so as to form a variety of comic figures. The majority of cards bear two letters of the alphabet. The figures include, acrobats, a swordswallower, a jester, a devil, etc. Card size when joined: 50 x 32 mm. The cards are contained in a modern morocco-backed folding box. Backs probably relaced at some time. A fine, clean set, of considerable rarity.

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        Annales du Ridicule, ou Scènes et Caricatures Parisiennes,

      1815. first edition. One of the Rarest of all the French Caricature Magazines[FRENCH CARICATURE]. Annales du Ridicule, ou Scènes et Caricatures Parisiennes. Paris: E. Hocquart, Saintin, Delaunay, 1815.Twelve original parts [all published]. Small quarto (9 1/8 x 7 inches; 232 x 178 mm.). Each part with 8 pages of text (i.e. 96 pages in total).Twenty-four superb hand-colored engraved plates, tissue guards, occasional light soiling, one or two plates with slight oxidization, early ink stamp (Timbre Royal Seine) to a few leaves.Original blue printed wrappers, each hand-numbered in black ink, uncut. A few of the wrappers still with stitching but most without, spines worn, a little frayed at edges, a couple of the wrappers slightly defective at blank corners. Chemised in a later marbled wrapper and marbled slip-case. One of the rarest of all the French caricature magazines - impossible to find in the original parts as here…We have located just one copy in institutions worldwide at The National Library of France. The Library of Congress has just one plate (number 20).The twenty-four plates:1. Atelier d'une dame peintre2. Un auteur pleurant sa pièce enterée au cimitière de l'Odéon3. Les Désespéréd4. L'auteur - Baromètres5. Les Magnétiseural6. Curiosité Parisienne7. La revanche Angloise ou le Patisier du Palais Royal8. Une Soirée grammaticale9. Le Procès eu calournie ou Les inconvenians d'ecrire l'histoire10. L'Auteur et le Libraire11. Les premières années d'un Marchand - Le Boutiquier enrichi12. La Mère Gigogne13. La veille d'une première représentation, ou la revue des battoirs14. Le Mélodrame personnifié15. Ah! on vou… lait donc… nous faire… r… r… retro… gader!16. Premier accès de la fièvre Pamphlétaire / Traitement de la fièvre Pamphletaire17. Fédération d'un faubourg18. Place! place! nous éclairons l'univers19. Ménagerie Impériale a vendre20. L'officine des Journeaux sous Napoleon21. Le Joueuv ou Napoléon et le Destin22. La Boîte de Pandore23. Le Cabinet littéraire en plein vent24. Parachute d'un auteur dramatique

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        Travels through part of the Russian Empire and the country of Poland ; along the southern shores of the Baltic : by (...), A. M. Illustrated with maps and numerous coloured plates. Dedicated, by permission, to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.

      Ldn. 1815. 4to. Samtidig skinnryggbind med blinddekor på ryggen og oppøyde ryggbånd, marmorerte dekler. (2), vii, (3), 460 s. Med 20 håndkolorerte plansjer, 2 kart og en svart/hvitt plansje.4to. Contemporary half calf, spine with blindtooling, raised bands, marbled boards. (2), vii, (3), 460 pp. With 20 handcoloured plates, 2 maps and 1 plate in black/white.. Tooley 286.Ex libris. Fordekkelen noe løs, ellers et rent og fint eksemplar.Bookplate. Front cover a bit loose, else a nice and clean copy

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        The Holy Bible, Containing The Old and New Testaments: Translated Out Of The Original Tongues; and with The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised, By The Special Command Of King James I Of England

      Anson Whipple, Walpole 1815 - First Edition. Octavo, contemporary full leather binding, leather spine label, 959 numbered pages (Apocrypha not paginated). First Holy Bible Printed in the State of New Hampshire. Printing in New Hampshire began in 1756 but this was the first complete Bible. Anson Whipple was the son-in-law of pioneering American printer Isaiah Thomas and used Thomas's press for this Bible. The typesetting and printing took five years to accomplish and the press run was 8000 copies. Two copies found on WorldCat. Very scarce. Textually Very Good, signs of early stain at fore-edge of pages, in Very Good binding, top spine end and lower cover corners rather nicely rebacked in leather, hinges firm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach den Antillen und nach Südamerika, unternommen von dem Jahre 1767 bis zum Jahre 1802, enthaltend: eine historische Uebersicht der Empörungen, der Kriege und der merkwürdingen Thaten, wovon der Verfasser Zeuge gewesen ist . nebst geologischen Untersuchungen über den Urzustand des Erdbodens.Nach dem Französischen hrsg. und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von E[berhard] A[ugust] W[ilhelm] von Zimmermann. Erster [1.] Theil [alles Erschienene].

      Hbg Bohn 1815 - XXXX, 464 S. 8°. HLdr. d. Zt. mit marmor. Deckenbezug. Nicht bei Dinse. - Erste dt. Ausgabe, sehr selten. - Der 1. Teil der französische Original-Ausgabe erschien unter dem Titel "Voyage aux Antilles et à l'Amérique méridionale" 1813, auch hier ist kein 2. Teil erschienen. - Vorliegender 1. Teil beschreibt ausführlich die Inseln Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent und die Genadinen bis Grenada der Kleinen Antillen. - Jean Baptiste Leblond (1747-1815), "french physician, naturalist, and explorer. Born near Autun, the son and grandson of the gardener of the Chateau de Toulongeon, and the youngest of nine children, Jean-Baptiste Leblond left for Martinique in 1766, a few days short of his nineteenth birthday, in search of fortune and adventure. He received a medical apprenticeship from a colonial surgeon he met on the voyage out, and later from a Dr Johnston on the island of Saint Vincent. After sailing around the Grenadines, he practiced medicine in Grenada (1770-1773), where he introduced inoculation, and then purchased a small property in Trinidad (1774-1775), which enabled him, as a 'resident' of a Spanish colony, to travel in Latin America without impediment. Between 1776 and 1784, following in the steps of Joseph de Jussieu and de La Condamine, he explored as a peripatetic physician in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. His travels ended in French Guiana, where he remained for eight months before deciding to return to France. Included in his return baggage was 250 pounds of platinum from Colombia, a precious metal only recently discovered by the Spanish, which he offered to King Louis XVI and to a few illustrious French scientists. He made presentations to the Académie des Sciences, the Société royale de médicine, and the Société d'agriculture on the possibility 1787. From there they travelled up the Mana River into previously unexplored territory, producing the first geological map of the region. After Nectoux left for Saint Domingue to become director of the botanical garden in Port-au-Prince, Leblond continued his search along the banks of the Oyapock River between July and November 1789, oblivious, until his return to Cayenne, of the revolution then occurring in France. After being relieved of his Cinchona mission by the revolutionary government, and having settled into the life of a plantation owner, Leblond began a stormy career in colonial politics, which abruptly ended with his being expulsed from the colony for his controversial views on slavery and other matters. After his exoneration by the National Assembly, Leblond submitted a report on the colony to the Société d'agriculture with advice on the best methods for civilizing the indigenous population, and a proposal to the government for colonizing French Guiana by offering land to paupers from the metropolis. Even though he returned to France with numerous botanical specimens, later described by Claude Richard in the first volume of Actes de la Société d'histoire naturelle de Paris, Leblond was snubbed this time by the Académies des Sciences and the Jardin des Plantes, possibly because of his advocacy of slavery. In 1793, he returned to Cayenne with the title of public prosecutor and was president and secretary of the colonial assembly during the application of the Convention's decree abolishing slavery, a decree that was officially revoked under Napoleon in 1802. As colonial botanist, he also oversaw the cultivation of tropical plants and the introduction of spice trees from the Mascarenes at the national plantation in Roura. In January 1802, he embarked as naturalist on the frigate La Mouette, sent to Para by Victor Hugues to explore the disputed border with Brazil. After the failure of this expedition, he decided to return again to France to publish his travels and promote his plans for developing the colony, bringing with him 27 cases of natural history specimens, including plants, and his eldest son, Jean-Baptiste, then still a baby, whom he had fathered [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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.

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        QUAKERISM UNVEILED: TRUTH PREVALENT: IN TWO LETTERS; ADDRESSED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, LIVERPOOL. To which are added, Fifteen Propositions; with Hints on the present Negociation; or, The way to a true and lasting Peace: The whole designed for the serious Consideration of all Ranks and Degrees of Mankind. By Ephraim Wood.

      Liverpool: Printed for the author, by H. Forshaw, Edmund Street. 1815 - 8vo. 5.75 x 9.75 inches. [1] + xii + 13-102, 113-321, 326-379 pp. + [1]. Pagination and register irregular as normal in this work but text is complete. Advertisement for this book complete or in four parts at beginning. Letter I dated 1814 and Letter II dated 1817, with a concluding section on the Peace of 1814. Bound in original boards with printed label. Deckled edges. Extremities worn and spine covering eroded at lower edge. Edges darkened and some browning and foxing but otherwise in good condition. A sometimes anecdotal account of the principles and practice of Quakerism, well buttressed by biblical and other quotations. The author examines issues of concern to Quakers, including tithes, fashion, carriages, 'On bowing the knee, and uncovering the head,' education, corporal punishment, the theatre, the Sabbath, shopkeeping, the names of days of the week, banks, alehouses and voting, etc. An account of a morning walk and the view 'across the beautiful and grand river Mersey,' to the Cheshire hills and Welsh mountains beyond, leads to a long digression on the poems of Ossian. The final section was inspired by the arrival of news of the peace negotiations of 1814, a section which the author has updated in a footnote. This work, as the publisher's advertisement at the front indicates, was originally printed in four parts (two for each letter) and these could be purchased separately. Although the title page for this one volume edition is dated 1815, the end of Letter II is signed and dated 1817. As well as the dating, the pagination (as noted above) and register of copies of this work also display several irregularities. COPAC notes only four copies in UK libraries (British Library, Oxford, Leeds and Glasgow) of this scarce work. ART REFERENCE QUAKERS CHRISTIAN 19TH CENTURY ART REFERENCE

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        Nouvelle statistique historique d' Amsterdam ou le guide du voyageur en cette ville

      E. Maaskamp s.d. (sec. XVIII) c. 1815 Nouvelle statistique historique d' Amsterdam ou le guide du voyageur en cette ville dans laquelle on traite de l' origine de cetté ville, des événemens qui s'y sont passés, de son accroissement, du nombre, des moeurs et des usages des habitans, tant anciens que modernes, de la description des édificies publics avec tout ce qu'ils offrent de plus remarquable, etc. Amsterdam, E. Maaskamp, s.d. (sec. XVIII). In - 8°, tutta tela coeva. viii, 355, (1) pp. con due pianta della città ripiegata f.t. e 13 tavole a doppia pagina f.t., delle quali 12, incise in rame in seppia all' acquatinta, raffigurano belle caratteristiche vedute della città. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Manuscript Document Signed ("Yo El Rey"), on paper, in Spanish

      En Palacio" [i.e., Madrid] Folio (29.8 cm, 12.75"), 4 pp.. 1 March 1815 The king aids a widow. On 11 February 1815 the king conceded Doña María Josefa d'Alouise, widow of Don Juan Carlos Benavides, the power to attempt recovery of 8356 reales and 6 maravides de velón of annual income from her late husband's entailed estate (i.e., mayorazgo). He here expands his earlier decree and orders the current holder of the entail to give the said sum annually to her, provided she does not remarry or take religious vows. Written in a very clear hand, with the paper and wax seal below the king's signature (wax desicated and paper loose, but present). Two blank leaves at end. Very good condition.

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        Principes de politique applicables à tous les gouvernements représentatifs EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: A. Eymery, 1815. Fine. A. Eymery, Paris 1815, 13,5x21cm, broché. - First Edition. A slight gap at the bottom of the back, with a tear missing on the front cover, small corner missing on the boards, a few minor foxing. Rare copy presented in its original pinout. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Un léger manque en pied du dos, une déchirure avec manque sur le premier plat, petits manque angulaires sur les plats, quelques rares rousseurs sans gravité. Rare exemplaire présenté dans son brochage d'origine.

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        FREISING. "Vue perspective du Pont de Freisingen sur l'Isar". Prächtige und sehr dekorative Gesamtansicht (25 x 64 cm) über die Isar, links die neue Brücke; darunter Ansicht der Brückenkonstruktion.

      - Kupferstich von F.W. Bollinger aus K.Fr. von Wiebeking, um 1815, 48 x 64 cm. Nicht bei Lentner u. Maß/Benker, Freising in alten Ansichten. - Mit hübscher Figurenstaffage und einem Floß auf der Isar. - Ein Einriss rechts sorgfältig geschlossen. Sehr breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        NEUBURG/Donau. "Vue perspective du pont sur le Danube et de la Ville de Neuburg". Prächtige und sehr dekorative Gesamtansicht (18,5 x 63 cm) mit dem Schloß über die Donau gesehen, in der Bildmitte die neue Brücke; darunter Pläne und Aufrisse der Brückenkonstruktion.

      - Kupferstich von Bollinger aus Wiebeking, um 1815, 48 x 63 cm. Nebinger/Fitzek, Neuburg in historischen Ansichten S. 50; nicht bei Lentner. - Großes, dekoratives Blatt mit gefälliger ländlicher Staffage im Vordergrund. - Burgfalte restauriert. Breitrandig.

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        Rheinischer Merkur. Heft 262 (2. Juli 1815) - Heft 357 (10. Januar 1816), 32 Beilagen zu den Nummern und das Blatt zum Verbot der Zeitschrift, ihrer Beschlagnahmung und der Verhaftung des Druckers vom 18. Januar 1816. Die letzten 96 Nummern, 32 Beilagen und das Blatt zur Zensur in 1 Band.

      Koblenz, Druck bei Pauli bzw. ab Heft 277 bei Heriot, 1815-1816.. 226 nn. Bll. Jeweils mit Holzschnittvignette auf der ersten Seite. Folio, marmorierter Pappband d. Zeit mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.. Einband etwas bestoßen und beschabt; Kanten beschabt; einige kleine Bezugsfehlstellen; kleine Fehlstelle und etwas größere Bezugsfehlstelle am unteren Kapital; Bibliotheksschildchen auf dem Rücken; Vordervorsatz herausgetrennt; teils stockfleckig und etwas gebräunt; erste 2 Bll. mit Wasserrand im Kopfsteg; vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig; Stempel, Bibliothekssignatur und kl. Ausschnitt aus einem Katalog (Antiquariatskatalog) auf dem vorderen Innendeckel; alter Eintrag (Rechnung) auf dem hinteren fl. Vorsatz. Geschlossene Folge der letzten 96 Nummern der bedeutenden Zeitschrift. Goedeke VI, 204.21/ Diesch 1582.

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        Goethe`s Werke. Band 1-20 in 10 Bänden ( so vollständig ) Im 20. Band vorgebunden: Verzeichnis der Pränumeranten und Subscribenten auf Goethe's Werke. ).

      Cotta, Stuttgart, Tübingen 1815 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1815 - 1819. Zweite Cotta'sche Gesamtausgabe, die bis zum Erscheinen der Ausgabe letzter Hand die maßgebliche Gesamtausgabe blieb. Erstausgabe WG2/99 ) Mit zusammen ca. 7000 Seiten sowie in Band 13 einer gefalteten Notentafel sowie 1 gefalteten Stammbaumtafel. Die 10 Bände einheitlich in schlichten Pappbänden der Zeit mit marmoriertem Überzugspapier sowie einheitlichen roten Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 19 x 12 cm ). Die Einbände teils stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen. Innen von meist guter Erhaltung, Seiten teils gering fleckig oder stockfleckig, wenige Seiten etwas braunfleckig, wenige Seiten etwas angeknickt. Die beiden Tafeln etwas angeknickt. Wenige Bände mit kleinem Besitzvermerk von alter Hand vorn, die Bände jeweils mit Resten einer entfernbaren handschrifltichen Notiz auf dem Vorderdeckel innen. Von insgesamt recht guter Erhaltung. Zusammen 10 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 6000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L' Arithmétique du Jeu de Boston, ou Chances bostoniennes, par l' Auteur de l' Arithmétique normande.

      Cherbourg, Imprimerie de Boulanger. 1815 - In- 12 br., 123- (3) pp.- 1 f. bl., brochage muet de papier bleu d' origine. Sans date, 1815. Ed. originale ; Quérard X- 64 ; Frère II- 590 ; Oursel II- 548. Vastel, né et mort à Cherbourg, (1746- 1819), avocat au Parlement de Normandie, secrét. gén. de la Préfecture du Calvados, puis proviseur du Lycée de Caen, membre de diverses Sociétés savantes, a donné, outre divers textes sur l' agriculture, etc., plusieurs travaux concernant statistique et probabilités, dont la traduction de la 1ère partie de l' "Ars Conjectandi", de Jacques Bernouilly. Deux premiers ff. un peu froissés, autres défauts mineurs, sinon très bon ex., quasi intégralement non coupé. Fort rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Beowulf] De Danorum Rebus Gestis Secul. III & IV. Poëma Danicum Dialecto Anglosaxonica

      Havniae [Copenhagen]: Typis Th. E. Rangel, 1815. First edition. Fine. A lovely copy of the first complete edition of Beowulf (in Old English) and the first translation into any language. In a modern, full dark red, straight-grain morocco binding with four raised bands and gilt details in the spine compartments and on the boards. An untrimmed copy, quarto, with the average page measuring 24 x 19 cm. Small marginal tears mended at the base of the title page and the top of page 15 (with some soiling to the margin of 15 and the adjacent leaves), otherwise clean and free of repair. Collating: xx, 299, [1 blank], [iv Addenda et corrigenda]; complete. An excellent copy of a rare and sought-after book. Written between the 8th and 11th centuries, "Beowulf" is cited as the oldest - and most important - surviving poem in Old English. The poem follows the Geat hero Beowulf as he comes to the aid of the Danish King to defeat the monster Grendel and, afterwards, Grendel's mother. Returning home, Beowulf is crowned King of the Geats and rules until his death, being fatally wounded slaying a dragon. After being discovered in the collection of 16th century scholar Laurence Nowell, the manuscript containing Beowulf found it's way into Sir Robert Bruce Cotton's famous library. The story is known in just that single manuscript, which unfortunately was badly damaged in the (aptly named) Ashburnham House fire in 1731. Danish historian and scholar Grimur Jonsson Thorkelin studied the manuscript in 1786 and published the first translation of the poem in 1815 into Latin, along with the text in Old English. Due to further deterioration of the original manuscript, his work has been incredibly important in preserving the poem. "Beowulf" is now justly famous, in part through the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, who became one of the poem's foremost scholars. The poem would exercise a considerable influence on him when he wrote "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." It has continued to entrance modern readers and writers, with the most recent translation being by Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney. With a single hit in recent auction records, it appears most surviving copies are institutionally held, with very few copies becoming available for private collections. Fine.

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        Kings of Spain

      London: Longman, Hurst, Orme and Brown, 1815. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Five volume set. Halfbound black leather with green/brown marbled covers and edges. Previous owner's bookplate to paste-down endpaper. Volume I headband damaged. Text blocks very clean and tight.

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        Histoire de l'Ambassade dans le grand duché de Varsovie en 1812 EDITION ORIGINALE

      àParis: Chez Pillet, 1815. Fine. Chez Pillet, àParis 1815, in-8 (12x20cm), (2f.) x ; xxij ; 239pp., relié. - first edition. Contemporary binding in full sheepskin blond rooted. Back smooth decorated with geometric motifs, golden jewels and lace. Green morocco as Exhibit. Cold net framing the boards. Gilt rolls on the cuts and caps. A wide scuff on the first board. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'époque en pleine basane blonde racinée. Dos lisse orné de motifs géométriques, de fleurons et de dentelles dorés. Pièce de titre de maroquin vert. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Roulette dorée sur les coupes et les coiffes. Une large épidermure sur le premier plat. Ecrit en 1814, Alors que Napoléon combattait aux portes de Paris, l'auteur, un des conseillers de Napoléon durant 10 années, cherche dans cet ouvrage à dresser le portrait véritable de l'empereur, à scruter, derrière l'apparence des choses les véritables motivations et le véritable caractère de Napoléon Bonaparte. L'auteur démasque les fausses légendes, comprenant que la prodigieuse faculté de tout embrasser à son revers, celui de ne rien approfondir ; portrait d'un homme dont l'obession et le désir principal était de soumettre le monde à sa domination, qui discourait incessament pour séduire et captiver son entourage, et dont les hommes n'étaient jamais pour lui que serviteurs à sa cause. Ce portrait au vitriol, réfléchi et véritable travail d'écrivain ne verse nullement dans la complaisance et la critique facile. Dominique de Pradt fut accusé par l'empereur de lui avoir fait manqué l'Europe lors de l'ambassade de Pologne, qui devait être le dernier rempart avant la chute de la Russie. De plus, l'ouvrage a le mérite de découvrir des points d'histoire ignorés, dans sa volonté de déterminer le sytème et les pensées de Napoléon, notamment d'exclure l'Angleterre de l'Europe et de confiner la Russie à sa position septentrionnale.

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

      - Altkol. Umrißradierung von Carl Kuntz bei Artaria, Wien, um 1815, 41 x 53 cm. Schefold 30199. - Auf breitrandigem Papier "Whatman 1813". Farbfrisch und gut erhalten.

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        Cent dix jours du règne de Louis XVIII [Ensemble] Lettre a sa majesté Louis

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

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        Sizilische Reise. Oder Auszüge aus dem Tagebuch eines Landschaftsmalers. 2 Bände.

      Stuttgart u. Tübingen, Cotta, 1815. - 8°. X, 244 SS.; X, 435 SS., 26 gefalt. Umrissradierungen Pappbände d. Zt. Goed. VII, 476, 23; Engelmann S. 946; Brun, Schweizerisches Künstlerlexikon I, 618; 528. Tresoldi 89. Erste Ausgabe des seltenen, posthum erschienenen Werkes. Der Landschaftsmaler und Dichter Carl Gotthard Graß (1767-1814) gehörte zu Schillers Freundeskreis und wurde 1791 durch Lips bei Goethe eingeführt. Um die Jahrhundertwende arbeitete er in der Schweiz als Schüler von L. Heß. In Begleitung Schinkels u. a. trat er 1804 die hier beschriebene Reise nach Italien an. "Er sieht die Natur als Dichter und will ihre Einzelzüge zu einer Idealwelt sammeln, aus der ihm die schönere, romantisch-idyllische Dichtung hervorgehen soll. Seine Landschaften sind Naturausschnitte, die mit poetischem Sinne zu einem Gesamtbild vereinigt sind; Naturdichtungen, wie G. sich ausdrückt, im Sinne Claude Lorrain's." (Thieme-Becker) Die schönen Radierungen von Duttenhofer nach Graß zeigen Messina, Taormina, Syrakus, Trapani, Palermo, Cefalù, Brolo, Solazzo, Volcano etc. - Schönes Exemplar einer Adelsbibliothek mit Wappen-Exlibris. Nur die Einbände an den Rücken geblichen und mit alten Etiketten, innen sauber und frisch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler. [Excellent Large Paper Bagster Edition]. or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: being a discourse on rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing. In two parts: the first written by Mr. Isaac Walton; the second by Charles Cotton, Esq. With the lives of the authors: and notes historical, critical, supplementary and explanatory; by Sir John Hawkins, Knt.

      London, Printed for Samuel Bagster in The Strand, 1815.. 24 cm x 15 cm. VI, 512, [2] pages. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Philip Audinet, including portraits, fishing tackle and copper engravings of different fish, two large woodcuts, two engraved pages of music. Hardcover. Extraordinarily rebacked and restored original boards with 20th century spine. Gilt ornaments and wonderful spinelabel. Beautiful example of the rare Angler-companion in a tight and complete condition. This is the sought after large paper edition of Bagster.. Izaak Walton (c. 1594 - 15 December 1683) was an English writer. Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title of Walton's Lives. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse; 6 verses were quoted from John Dennys's 1613 work The Secrets of Angling. It was dedicated to John Offley, his most honoured friend. There was a second edition in 1655, a third in 1661 (identical with that of 1664), a fourth in 1668 and a fifth in 1676. In this last edition the thirteen chapters of the original had grown to twenty-one, and a second part was added by his friend and brother angler Charles Cotton, who took up Venator where Walton had left him and completed his instruction in fly fishing and the making of flies. Walton did not profess to be an expert with a fishing fly; the fly fishing in his first edition was contributed by Thomas Barker, a retired cook and humorist, who produced a treatise of his own in 1659; but in the use of the live worm, the grasshopper and the frog "Piscator" himself could speak as a master. The famous passage about the frog, often misquoted as being about the worm-"use him as though you loved him, that is, harm him as little as you may possibly, that he may live the longer"-appears in the original edition. The additions made as the work grew did not affect the technical part alone; quotations, new turns of phrase, songs, poems and anecdotes were introduced as if the author, who wrote it as a recreation, had kept it constantly in his mind and talked it over point by point with his many friends. There were originally only two interlocutors in the opening scene, "Piscator" and "Viator"; but in the second edition, as if in answer to an objection that "Piscator" had it too much in his own way in praise of angling, he introduced the falconer, "Auceps," changed "Viator" into "Venator" and made the new companions each dilate on the joys of his favourite sport. The best-known old edition of the Angler is J. Major's (2nd ed., 1824). The book was edited by Andrew Lang in 1896, followed by many other editions. (Wikipedia)

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        MÜNCHEN. "Der Victualien-Markt in München". Ansicht der Nordwestseite des Viktualienmarktes mit dem Heiliggeistspital rechts, dem Cafe Neumayr (früher Cafe Marx) am Fuße des Petersbergls und der Peterskirche im Hintergrund. Staffagiert mit lebhaftem Markttreiben, Ständen und Buden sowie links einem Böttcher bei der Arbeit.

      - Lithographie von Friedrich Leybold, dat. 1815 (in der Signatur und zusätzlich im Bild auf einem Kamin), 38 x 31 cm. Winkler 483, 2; Maillinger I, 1773; Slg. Proebst 481. - Mit breitem Rand, nur minimal gebräunt. Rare Inkunabel der Lithographie.

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        Histoire de l'Ambassade dans le grand duché de Varsovie en 1812

      Chez Pillet 1815 - - Chez Pillet, àParis 1815, in-8 (12x20cm), (2f.) x ; xxij ; 239pp., relié. - Edition originale. Reliure de l'époque en pleine basane blonde racinée. Dos lisse orné de motifs géométriques, de fleurons et de dentelles dorés. Pièce de titre de maroquin vert. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Roulette dorée sur les coupes et les coiffes. Une large épidermure sur le premier plat. Ecrit en 1814, Alors que Napoléon combattait aux portes de Paris, l'auteur, un des conseillers de Napoléon durant 10 années, cherche dans cet ouvrage à dresser le portrait véritable de l'empereur, à scruter, derrière l'apparence des choses les véritables motivations et le véritable caractère de Napoléon Bonaparte. L'auteur démasque les fausses légendes, comprenant que la prodigieuse faculté de tout embrasser à son revers, celui de ne rien approfondir ; portrait d'un homme dont l'obession et le désir principal était de soumettre le monde à sa domination, qui discourait incessament pour séduire et captiver son entourage, et dont les hommes n'étaient jamais pour lui que serviteurs à sa cause. Ce portrait au vitriol, réfléchi et véritable travail d'écrivain ne verse nullement dans la complaisance et la critique facile. Dominique de Pradt fut accusé par l'empereur de lui avoir fait manqué l'Europe lors de l'ambassade de Pologne, qui devait être le dernier rempart avant la chute de la Russie. De plus, l'ouvrage a le mérite de découvrir des points d'histoire ignorés, dans sa volonté de déterminer le sytème et les pensées de Napoléon, notamment d'exclure l'Angleterre de l'Europe et de confiner la Russie à sa position septentrionnale. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Contemporary binding in full sheepskin blond rooted. Back smooth decorated with geometric motifs, golden jewels and lace. Green morocco as Exhibit. Cold net framing the boards. Gilt rolls on the cuts and caps. A wide scuff on the first board. (2f.) x ; xxij ; 239pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zwei Mäuse.

      . Radierung, "Cassel. 1815 ad nat fc.", auf gelblichem Velin. 4,8:13,3 cm. Provenienz: Privatsammlung Kassel. Literatur: Stoll 200, III (von IV) mit der "No. 24." rechts oben. - Vorzüglicher, vollrandiger Abdruck. - 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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        Itinerario italiano ossia descrizione dei viaggi per le strade più frequentate alle principali città d?Italia. Coll?indicazione delle distanze in poste, in miglia, in ore e minuti; dei migliori alberghi; degli oggetti più interessanti di Belle Arti, Antiquaria e Storia Naturale; delle principali produzioni e manifatture locali; e di altre utili cognizioni, con diecisette carte geografiche.

      Sesta edizione milanese accresciuta dei Viaggi da Milano a Parigi, e da Milano a Vienna passando per la Ponteba, e anche del Quadro delle distanze ridotte in leghe delle principali Città di commercio dell?Europa. Milano, Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi, 1815. In 8vo, pp. 287 con indici, 15 carte ripiegate f. t. (anziché le previste 17, manca la prima carta dell?Italia e un?altra all?interno), leg. muta in cartonato marmorizzato marrone, tagli in pointellisme rosso e blu. Sono riferiti gli oggetti più interessanti di belle arti, antiquaria e storia naturale, manifatture e produzioni dei vari luoghi, alberghi, cavalli, poste, moneta e altre notizie per i viaggiatori. Celebre e fortunata guida, di grande interesse e utilità per il viaggiatore ottocentesco italiano, molte volte ristampata. Esemplare fresco e in buono stato.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        SCHWAIGANGER/bei Murnau. "Königlich-baierischer Militair Fohlenhof, Schwaig Anger". Ansicht des Gutes mit den Stallungen, im Vordergrund mehrere Pferde.

      - Kreidelithographie, 1815, 25 x 40 cm. Winkler 869, 27. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. - Schwaiganger war seit 1610 die Sommerweide des bayerischen Hofgutes, von 1780 bis 1790 Witwensitz der Herzogin Maria Anna und seit 1808 Fohlenhof des Militärs. - Vereinzelt unbedeutende Stockfleckchen. Sehr seltenes Blatt aus der Sammlung Winkler.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        13 Blatt Studien in Kreidemanier aus dem Verlag von J.G. Mansfeld in Wien". Die vollständige Serie. Insgesamt 13 Darstellungen auf 10 Blättern.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        A Practical Treatise on Gaslight; Exhibiting a Summary Description of the Apparatus and Machinery Best Calculated for Illuminating Streets, Houses and Manufactories, with Carburetted hydrogen of Coalgas; With Remarks on the Utility, Safety

      London: R. Ackermann. 1815. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary three quarter calf over marbled boards with contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, wear to spine ends and corners with small loss of leather from head of spine and from corners, some rubbing to boards & joints, marbled endpapers, illustrated with seven hand-coloured aquatint plates (two folding), a few pencil diagrams, marks & annotations, occasional scattered spotting to text. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, v [i] + 186 pp .

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