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        L'art de juger du caractère des hommes

      1815. HOCQUART, Edouart Auguste Patrick. L'art de juger du caractère des hommes sur leur ecriture. Avec vingt-quatre planches représentant les écritures de divers personnages célèbres, gravées d'après les originaux autographs. Nouvelle edition augmentée. Hand-coloured frontispiece, pp. 78, with two engraved plates and twenty-two lithographic plates. Paris: Saintin, 1816. BOUND WITH: [ANON, Mme de G***]. Les sympathies, ou, L'art de juger, par les traits du visage, des convenances en amour et en amitié. Seconde Edition. 79, [1] advertisement. Illustrated with 32 hand-coloured plates, one bound as a frontispiece. Small 8vo., bound in contemporary half roan over marbled boards; gilt-lettered spine label. Paris: Saintin, 1817. A delightful combination of two little books on character inspired by the work of the Swiss physiognomist Johann Kaspar Lavater. Hocquart's work is considered among the most important early treatises on the subject. It appeared first in 1812 with only 52 pages. The book consists of a brief introduction to a 'scientific' interpretation of hand-writing, followed by the analysis of twenty-two engraved plates of autograph samples. Included are autographs of famous public figures, such as Marie Antoinette, Racine, Mme de Maintenon, Frederick the Great, Benjamin Franklin and the philosophers Voltaire, Pascal, Condillac, and D'Alembert. Two plates showing alphabets for the deaf and dumb are also included. The plates are early examples of the use of lithography which had not been much in use until Engelmann moved his presses to Paris in 1816. The second work consists of a physiognomy for couples, illustrating matching couples on opposite plates. For each character trait or temperament, both the male and female versions are depicted on the thirty-two exquisite hand-coloured plates. Some insignificant spotting and browning, due to paper quality. Wellcome III, 280; see Barbier I, 289.

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        Der Maler Johann Georg Hoffmann zeichnend.

      . Radierung, 1815, auf bräunlichem Bütten. 9,3:9,6 cm. Literatur: Apell 176; Andresen/Heller 13. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Der Zeichner Johann Christoph Erhard (1795-1822). Nürnberg 1996, S. 80 mit Abb.. "Der kleinwüchsige Johann Georg Hoffmann (1792-1849) war Mitschüler Erhards bei Ambrosius Gabler. Er widmete sich zunächst der Malerei, wurde schließlich Gehilfe in einer Tabakwarenhandlung in Nürnberg. Erhard porträtierte die zwergenhafte Gestalt in einer Reihe von gezeichneten Ganzfigurenporträts und in einer Radierung von 1815. .... Bei allem Interesse an der körperlichen Anomalität des Dargestellten hebt Erhard dessen künstlerisches Selbstbewußtsein hervor. Mit den frühen Figurenbildnissen von Georg Hoffmann setzt die Reihe der Freundschaftsbilder ein, die Erhard besonders in der Wiener Zeit fortführt und kultiviert." (op. cit. S. 80).

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        Pianta della città di Padova del Signor Rizzi Zannoni

      1815 ca, Padova 1815 - Bella e rara pianta della città disegnata dal noto cartografo padovano Rizzi Zannoni. Accanto al cartiglio, in cui vi è il titolo, è raffigurato l'edificio della specola padovana, la cui latitudine venne calcolata da Rizzi Zannoni pari a 45°24' 2".40. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra, nel corpo dell'incisione, si legge la seguente indicazione editoriale "Presso Giovanni Sacchetto. Librajo in Padova Sotto il Bò". In calce cinquanta rimandi su cinque colonne. mm 227x200

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        Memoirs of Lady Hamilton; with illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries

      Henry Colburn, London 1815 - SECOND 1815 EDITION.8vo, vi, 352pp. Contemporary full polished calf, original marbled end paper with previous owners bookplate affixed. Very nice copy. Engraved portrait after Romney with light foxing and damp stain to bottom right not effecting image. Attractive engraved bookplate of James Campbell on inside front cover fly leaf "Emma, Lady Hamilton, the lover of Admiral Nelson. Nelson had become a national hero on the moment of his death in the decisive naval battle against the French off Cape Trafalgar in 1805. A decade later Emma, chased by creditors, was ending her days in exile and penury in Calais. But there remained a public fascination for her extraordinary life story, and when "Memoirs of Lady Hamilton with Illustrated Anecdotes of Many of Her Most Particular Friends and Distinguished Contemporaries" was published in 1815, the year of her death, it was an instant, runaway success. In this book, many pages were given by its unknown author, to the extraordinary friendship Emma had with the outrageous Earl Bishop, concluding: "Such was the character and end of Frederick Hervey, Earl of Bristol, who dissipated a long life, a princely fortune, and respectable talents, in the pursuit of pleasure, with all the eagerness, and on the same motive as that which actuated the Epicurean philosophers of old, whose creed and practice were comprehended in the resolution, 'Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die'." quoted from Hotel Bristol News blogWith illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries. With some minor corrections and additions. "An abusive book with pseudo-religious reflections, is of little authority, but not quite worthless" D.N.B. It was considered worth a later 3rd reprint in 1892. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean

      1815, three volume complete set, the Travels of Captains Meriweather Lewis and William Clarke, being;  Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean.  Performed by order of the United States Government in the years 1804, 1805 and 1806 and president Thomas Jefferson.  All published by the Official Report, and Illustrated by maps.  A new edition, the first in three volumes, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London.  Second English edition, first in three volumes.  Both followed the two volume American edition of 1814.  Fine Americana, the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, Missouri River, and Northwest Territories by the Corps of Discovery.  Volumes are in original full leather gilt ruled bindings, marbled end papers, light to moderate wear and use apparent, clean, tight, strong hinges, complete.  Volumes and maps, are very good overall.  Facsimile large folding map will be included.  Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly.

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        Flore française, ou, descriptions succinctes de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en France, disposées selon une nouvelle méthode d'analyse, et précédées par un exposé des principes élémentaires de la botanique. Trosième édition.

      Desray, Paris 1815 - Best edition, 6 volumes, 8vo, 11 engraved folding plates, folding table and a large hand-colored engraved map; contemporary quarter tan calf, red and brown morocco labels on spines; a very good, handsome set. This edition includes two supplemental volumes describing an additional 1300 species. In this work, Lamarck "demonstrated his awareness of the important influence of the environment, especially climate, on vegetable development [He] was particularly conscious of the changes plants undergo in artificial cultivation and he referred to such changes as degradations, the term he first used in describing evolutionary processes in 1800" (DSB) in his Système des animaux sans vertèbres.

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

      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. Dos 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. Eymery, Gueffier, Le Normant Paris 1815 In 8 (13x20cm) relié

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        Recreations in Natural History; Or Popular Sketches of British Quadrupeds: Describing Their Nature, Habits and Dispositions

      London William Clarke 1815. G : in good condition. Rebound in modern half leather cover with new endpapers. Some light browning and spotting to endpapers First Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 367pp. Engraved plates and woodcuts by Luke Clennell. Clennell was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, the son of a farmer. He was apprenticed to the Newcastle upon Tyne wood engraver Thomas Bewick in 1797. Between 1799 and 1803 he acted as Bewick's principal assistant on the second volume of his A History of British Birds. After completing his seven-year apprenticeship with Bewick he moved to London in 1804, where he married a daughter of the copper-engraver Charles Turner Warren (17621823). Through his marriage he became acquainted with such book illustrators as William Finden and Abraham Raimbach. He gained a reputation as a wood-engraver, and in May 1806 he was awarded the gold palette of the Society of Arts for a wood-engraving of a battle scene. He subsequently gave up engraving for painting. In 1814 he received from the Earl of Bridgewater a commission for a large commemorative picture, Banquet for the Allied Sovereigns, at the Guildhall, London. He experienced great difficulty in getting the more than 400 distinguished guests to sit for their portraits, suffered a mental breakdown, and spent some time in a mental asylum in Salisbury. Clennell resumed work on the picture of the Allied Sovereigns in 1817, from then until his death in a Newcastle asylum in 1840 he was never well enough to work as an artist.

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        Decamerone di messer Giovanno Boccaccio cittadino fiorentino. Tomo 1-6.

      Italia 1815. 12mo. XXXII + 271 + 365 + 382 + 368 + 365 + 106 s. Portrett. Fine nyere håndb. skinnbd. med fire opph. bind. Fargede skinn tittelfelt. Samt. blanke omsl. medbundet. Sign. Ruth Thomsen

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        The Flower of Wye

      London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce copy of this poem by Henry Ingram. With a bookplate to front pastedown of one Frances Mary Richardson Currer. Currer (17851861) was a renowned book collector who was an extremely accomplished and amiable woman, and had the scholar's as well as the collector's love of books. She was unfortunately deaf, and although not unsociable, found among books the chief occupation of her life. Dibdin refers to her as being at the head of all female collectors in Europe. It was believed she had intended her library to remain as an heirloom at Eshton Hall, but the principal part was sold by Messrs. Sotheby in August 1862. The books, as is the case with this lovely example,contain an heraldic book-plate and are generally noticeable for their fine condition. First edition. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart with some slight wear to the backstrip and extremities. Joints are starting. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered spotting, most prominently to first and last few pages, otherwise a clean and bright copy. Small (0. 5 by 0. 5) owner's stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD..

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        A. Corn. Celsi.De Medicina Libri Octo. Ex Recensione Leonardi Targae

      Edinburgh: Excudebant Abernethy & Walker, 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart copy of this highly influential medical text, and best surviving treatise on Alexandrianmedicine. Written in its original Latin. Containsall eightbooks which consist ofdiet, hygiene, and the benefits of exercise. The cause of disease, its symptoms and prognosis. Treatment of diseases, including the common cold and pneumonia. Anatomical descriptions of selected diseases. Medicines, including opiates, diuretics, purgatives and laxatives. Ulcers, skin lesions and diseases. Classical operations, such as lithotomy and removal of cataracts. Treatment of dislocations and fractures. Presentation copy by Dr. W. Evans. Condition: Rebound in a buckram binding with calf spine label, and Birmingham Medical Institute gilt stamp to the spine. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean, with the occasional spot and handling marks. Institutional ink stampto the title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Superb William Henry Harrison check signed in full ? shortly before negotiating a treaty which ended all hostilities between the United States and the Native Americans

      Partly Printed Check Signed ?Willm Henry Harrison,? 1 page, 5.75? x 2?. Cincinnati, February 10, 1815. Filled out by Harrison. Drawn on the ?Cashier of the Miami Exporting Company? for ?Twenty Dollars 40 Cents? payable to ?Adams & Piatt.? Expert backing to reinforce. Bank cancelations do not touch signature. Overall, the finest we have seen. In 1814, after Major General William Henry Harrison resigned from the Army, he was appointed head commissioner to treat with the Indians. Just four months after Harrison write this check, he received final instructions from Secretary of the Treasury in a letter dated June 8, 1815, to him and commissioners Duncan McArthur and John Graham. On September 8, 1815, near Detroit, Harrison, MacArthur, and Graham, and representatives of the tribes involved signed ?A Treaty between the United States of America and the Wyandot, Delaware, Seneca, Shawanoe, Miami, Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatimie, Tribes of Indians, residing within the limits of the State of Ohio, and the Territories of Indiana and Michigan.? This treaty ended all hostilities between the United States and the Native Americans. By this Treaty of Spring Wells, among other provisions, the United States gave ?peace to the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatimie, tribes? and agreed ?to restore to the said Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatimie tribes all the possessions, rights, and privileges, which they enjoyed, or were entitled to, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eleven, prior to the commencement of the late war with Great Britain ...?

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        Christian Martyrology

      London, Paris and New York- fisher, Son & Co., 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of John Foxe's christian Martyrology, edited by Adam Clarke. Bound in half calf with marbled paper covered boards and gilt lettering and decoration. With 14 plates plus frontis. Adam Clarke (1760/21832) was a British Methodist theologian and Biblical scholar. He is chiefly remembered for writing a commentary on the Bible which took him 40 years to complete and which was a primary Methodist theological resource for two centuries. John Foxe (1517 1587) was an English martyrologist. He is remembered as the author of what is popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, an account of Christian martyrs throughout history but especially emphasising the sufferings of English Protestants and proto-Protestants from the fourteenth century through the reign of Mary I. Widely owned and read by English Puritans, the book helped mould British popular opinion about the Catholic Church for several centuries. Condition: The binding is firm. There is significant wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. The hinges are just starting. Internally the pages are generally bright with intermittent slight spotting. Some of the pages have slight browning to the edges. There is spotting and some offsetting from the plates. The plate facing page 89 has a large chip and a closed tear measuring approx. 3cm. Overall the condition is good..

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        Maritime Geography and Statistics, or, A Description of the Ocean and its Coasts, Maritime Commerce, Navigation &c.

      Black, Parry and Co, London 1815 - Four volumes, octavo; scattered moderate foxing, old shelf notation from an early Philadelphia private library to the title-page of each volume, a very good set in understated uniform contemporary full speckled calf (joints a bit rubbed), flat spines with gilt lettered black morocco labels. An old hand on Flinders, Australia and the Pacific: with an early USN provenance. Rare: an intriguing compendium of practical nautical geography, of note as the first major work of its kind to draw on the recently published discoveries of Matthew Flinders. This ambitious work was compiled by James Hingston Tuckey, a naval officer with significant experience in Australian waters, which makes the long section on New Holland and Van Diemens Land of added interest. The Australian section occurs as part of a much longer discussion of the remote islands of the Pacific generally.In 1802, some years prior to the publication of this set, Tuckey sailed from England as first lieutenant of the Calcutta with Lieutenant-Governor David Collins with the intention of establishing a new penal settlement at Port Phillip. The colony at Port Phillip was abandoned after several months, and the Calcutta sailed for Hobart where the first convict outpost in Van Diemen's Land was founded (as such, the voyage effectively formed Tasmania's First Fleet). Tuckey later published An Account of a Voyage to Establish a Colony at Port Philip in Bass's Strait (London 1805).In the preface to the present work Tuckey explains his purpose - to provide a compact yet comprehensive global geography for mariners. He states 'it seems strange that no comprehensive work on Maritime Geography has hitherto been offered to the public' before explaining that the enormous task of synthesising this information - 'the perusal of many thousand volumes' - was only possible due to his captivity by the French.His treatment of Australia is of great interest. Tuckey confidently asserts prior Portuguese discovery of the continent, while conceding the Dutch landfalls of the early seventeenth century are the first that can be confirmed. His Maritime Geography is the first popular, and widely disseminated work, to utilise the information contained in Matthew Flinders' Voyage to Terra Australis published in 1814 as, for example, the section on Arnhem Land (illustrated). Indeed, Tuckey states 'when the first volume of this work was sent to the press, the relation of the voyage of Captain Flinders had not been published'.Tuckey provides good detail of the 1802 Investigator voyage along the north coast of Australia and into the Gulf of Carpentaria, including the brief respite in Timor before the vessel was declared unseaworthy. He touches upon the unhappy wreck of the Porpoise, and Flinders' important role in the ensuing rescue. Not surprisingly, the issue of first discovery along the southern coastline of the continent in 1801-1802 is addressed, with the French expedition led by Baudin taking second place: 'the English navigator has, therefore, the indubitable right of discovery. We have, however, in the text given the synonymous French and English names attached to the principal points on the south coast, as useful in the perusal of the relations of the two voyages.'Happily, the 25 page section concerning New South Wales, New Holland and Van Diemen's Land is by no means confined to nautical matters. We find rich and detailed description of the trees, birds and mammals alongside an animated account of the convict settlement. Tuckey's rendition of Aboriginal life and customs is refreshingly acute, no doubt informed by the author's first-hand experiences.From the library of H.B. Sawyer USN, given to him by his brother the Rev. Edward Ruttledge in 1829. Sawyer (1797-1860.) was an experienced and much-decorated officer of the US Navy, who saw action against the British, notably in the battle of Lake Champlain (also known as the Battle of Plattsburgh) in 1813. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ludwig Emil Grimm; Selbstbildnis im Halbprofil nach rechts.

      1815. Radierung, München 1815, auf cremefarbenem Bütten. 15,8:12,2 cm. Literatur: Stoll 45, IV (von IV), der zuvor verlängerte Knebelbart ist wieder verkürzt. Sehr guter und vollrandiger, späterer Abdruck. Papier leicht vergilbt.. 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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        PRACTICAL TREATISE ON DYEING AND CALLICOE PRINTING; EXHIBITING THE PROCESSES IN THE FRENCH, GERMAN, ENGLISH AND AMERICAN PRACTICE OF FIXING COLOURS ON WOOLLEN, COTTON, SILK, AND LINEN.|A

      Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia, PA 1815 - 8vo. leather, label on spine. xvi, 506, (2) pages. First edition (Rink 1853; Lawrie 130; Shaw and Shoemaker 34442). Preface by the author, index, Table and classification of colors procured from indigenous plants. With black and white plate depicting mills for grinding indigo. Author was professor of chemistry at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, who had emigrated from Manchester, England, Although Cooper drew on the work of French and German chemists, he also conducted his own experimentation. See A.E. Musson and Eric Robinson, Science and Technology in the Industrial Revolution (London: Gordon and Breach Science Publisher, 1989 repr.), 347. Listing of other works by the publisher follows text. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges. Inside hinges cracked. Front free endpaper separating. Endpapers tanned. Scattered foxing in text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 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.

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        Guy Mannering; Or, The Astrologer In three volumes

      Edinburgh - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A complete and early set of Scott's hugely popular nineteenth-century novel. Third Edition. Complete in three volumes. With the pictorial bookplates of Stephen Groombridge and J. H. Shorthouse to the front pastedowns. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Guy Manneringwasfirstpublished anonymously in 1815. According to an introduction that Scott wrote in 1829, he had originally intended to write a story of the supernatural, but changed his mind soon after starting. The book was a huge success, the first edition selling out on the first day of publication. Condition: In quarter leather bindings with marbled boards. Externally, worn to the extremities with slight loss to backstrips. One hinge tender and four hinges slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although two front free endpapers and thetitlepage of volume Iare working loose and the titlepage of volume III is detached but present. Generally clean with just a few scattered spots. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford [3 Volume Set]

      London: Nichols, Son, and Bentley (Printers), 1815. Half-calf, spines rebacked. 3 volume set. Vol. 1. 526pp, 106pp appendix and index ; Vol. 2. 554pp, 73pp appendix and index; Vol.3. 619pp, 52pp index. Double-page engraved map and 53 plates, 3 hand-coloured. Each volume measures 50cm x 33cm. Gilt titles to spine, edges gilt. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Spines rubbed. Occasional foxing to contents. This set has a musty aroma. A very heavy set, additional postage required for orders outside the UK.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.

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        "Andachtsvolles Gebet sey Stärke, sey heilige Freude,...". - "Hohes Vertrauen auf Gott, O Bleibe nur du mir hienieden,....".

      . 2 Aquatintaradierungen in Braundruck, 1815, Darstellungen im Hochoval, mit 3zeiligem Text unter den Darstellungen, auf cremefarbenem Velin. Je ca. 24,5:18,6 cm. Nicht bei Nagler. - Mit Rändchen um die Plattenkanten, bei einem Blatt fehlt der obere Rand, im ganzen nicht ganz frisch.. Der Zeichner und Kupferstecher arbeitete für das physiognomische Werk von Lavater, der für seine Ausbildung sorgte. Goethe lernte ihn 1775 auf seiner Schweizreise kennen, begegnete ihm auf der zweiten Reise dorthin wieder und weilte später mit ihm zusammen in Rom. Auf Goethes Befürwortung wurde er 1789 Lehrer an dem Freien Zeicheninstitut in Weimar. 1794 kehrte er jedoch nach Zürich zurück. Lips hat Goethe wiederholt porträtiert. Am bedeutendsten ist das Bild von 1791.

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        The History of the Kings of England and the Modern History of William of Malmesbury

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1815 - xx, [4], 610pp, [13]. Later full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with a double diamond shaped quadrilobe in blind, covers with double fillet panelling, diamond shaped quadrilobe to corners with fleurons to inner corners, all in blind, boards bevelled, all edges stained red with combed and waved marbled endpapers. Externally very good with minor rubbing to corners and spine bands and a bit of minor wear to lower cover. Internally very lightly damp stained throughout, but fairly bright. Lacks the half-title. From the library of Earl Eldon, who was Lord Chancellor in Pitt's administration, with his round bookplate to reverse of front endpaper. Lowndes 2929 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maritime Geography and Statistics, or, A Description of the Ocean and its Coasts, Maritime Commerce, Navigation &c

      London: Black, Parry and Co, 1815. Four volumes, octavo; scattered moderate foxing, old shelf notation from an early Philadelphia private library to the title-page of each volume, a very good set in understated uniform contemporary full speckled calf (joints a bit rubbed), flat spines with gilt lettered black morocco labels. An old hand on Flinders, Australia and the Pacific: with an early USN provenance. Rare: an intriguing compendium of practical nautical geography, of note as the first major work of its kind to draw on the recently published discoveries of Matthew Flinders. This ambitious work was compiled by James Hingston Tuckey, a naval officer with significant experience in Australian waters, which makes the long section on New Holland and Van Diemens Land of added interest. The Australian section occurs as part of a much longer discussion of the remote islands of the Pacific generally.In 1802, some years prior to the publication of this set, Tuckey sailed from England as first lieutenant of the Calcutta with Lieutenant-Governor David Collins with the intention of establishing a new penal settlement at Port Phillip. The colony at Port Phillip was abandoned after several months, and the Calcutta sailed for Hobart where the first convict outpost in Van Diemen's Land was founded (as such, the voyage effectively formed Tasmania's First Fleet). Tuckey later published An Account of a Voyage to Establish a Colony at Port Philip in Bass's Strait (London 1805).In the preface to the present work Tuckey explains his purpose - to provide a compact yet comprehensive global geography for mariners. He states 'it seems strange that no comprehensive work on Maritime Geography has hitherto been offered to the public' before explaining that the enormous task of synthesising this information - 'the perusal of many thousand volumes' - was only possible due to his captivity by the French.His treatment of Australia is of great interest. Tuckey confidently asserts prior Portuguese discovery of the continent, while conceding the Dutch landfalls of the early seventeenth century are the first that can be confirmed. His Maritime Geography is the first popular, and widely disseminated work, to utilise the information contained in Matthew Flinders' Voyage to Terra Australis published in 1814 as, for example, the section on Arnhem Land (illustrated). Indeed, Tuckey states 'when the first volume of this work was sent to the press, the relation of the voyage of Captain Flinders had not been published'.Tuckey provides good detail of the 1802 Investigator voyage along the north coast of Australia and into the Gulf of Carpentaria, including the brief respite in Timor before the vessel was declared unseaworthy. He touches upon the unhappy wreck of the Porpoise, and Flinders' important role in the ensuing rescue. Not surprisingly, the issue of first discovery along the southern coastline of the continent in 1801-1802 is addressed, with the French expedition led by Baudin taking second place: 'the English navigator has, therefore, the indubitable right of discovery. We have, however, in the text given the synonymous French and English names attached to the principal points on the south coast, as useful in the perusal of the relations of the two voyages.'Happily, the 25 page section concerning New South Wales, New Holland and Van Diemen's Land is by no means confined to nautical matters. We find rich and detailed description of the trees, birds and mammals alongside an animated account of the convict settlement. Tuckey's rendition of Aboriginal life and customs is refreshingly acute, no doubt informed by the author's first-hand experiences.From the library of H.B. Sawyer USN, given to him by his brother the Rev. Edward Ruttledge in 1829. Sawyer (1797-1860.) was an experienced and much-decorated officer of the US Navy, who saw action against the British, notably in the battle of Lake Champlain (also known as the Battle of Plattsburgh) in 1813.

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        PRECEPTOS GENERALES SOBRE OPERACIONES DE LOS PARTOS, D. JOSE VENTURA PASTOR 1815

      Imp. que fue de García. 1815 - Madrid. 1815. 20X15. Pasta española. Primer volumen. 15h+390Pág+3h+11 Bellas láminas grabadas. Raro ejemplar. Ref 7.1 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Topographical Description of the Province of Lower Canada, the Relative Connexion of Both Provinces With the United States of America

      London: Printed For The Author, and published By W. Faden, 1815. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. xv, [1]-640, lxxxvi (appendix & index), (2 plate list, errata). 9-3/8 x 5-3/8 inches. Bound in new 1/2 calf with gilt titles, decoration and raised bands on spine and marbled paper, new end papers. Previous owner's name signed on title page. All plates as called for on directions for placing the plates; 8 plans (4 folding), 7 aquatints and 2 tables are present. One plate. View of the Village of St. Thomas, page 517,is trimmed to plate on top and left side. Overall very clean inside pages and plates. Very Good+ condition. A very handsome and nice copy. Bouchette was Surveyor General of Lower Canada from 1804 to 1841. His work, based on years of travel and observation, is of primary historical and geographical importance. Lande 1591, TPL 1031.

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        The Annual Register [for the Year 1814] or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature [Vol. 55]

      Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London 1815 - 13cm x 21cm, (8.25 x 5.25 inches) xvi, [1]-219, [1], 577, [1]796 pages total. The Annual Register for 1814, a 1st edition of 1815. Reports of the effects of peace, with the last naval engagements, with a chapter on the last phase of the Anglo-American war including the capture of Washington finishing with the signing of the peace treaty. Included in this volume is the section "Articles from the London Gazette". This contains approximately 40 articles with war related messages, notices and letters. Some examples are: From Gen. Drummond-Capture of Fort Niagara; From Sir G. Prevost-Retreat of American Army; From Capt. Hillyar- Capture of American Frigate, Essex; From Gen. Drummond-Action near the falls of Niagara; From Capt. Pring-Disaster on Lake Champlain; From Gen. Ross-Capture of Washington. Bound in half calf on marbled boards with very light age toning internally, otherwise, a near fine 1st edition of 1815. 1814 also saw saw the abdication of Napoleon and his departure for Elba (soon to return), the allied armies were tightening their grip on France, all the many battles are described, many led by Blucher and Wellington, finishing with the battle of Toulouse where Wellington defeated the French bringing hostilities to an end and King Louis 18th lands in France, very thorough account through to the signing of the peace treaty. Meanwhile Norway and Sweden went to war, in all the other Plus over 30 remarkable trials and law cases and as always the monthly Chronicle, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of a General Court Martial held at Montreal, Tuesday 25th July 1815, Warrant from Gordon Drummond, Commanding the Forces etc

      1815. . [4] Three pages in a secretarial hand on single bifolium of foolscap paper (J Snelgrove 1814 watermarked paper) Docket title on final blank 'Private Timothy Leary 100th Regt tried at Montreal... No 4.' In red ink below: 'Laid before the P regent 28 Decm.r 1815' In pencil below: 'Disposed off'. Old folds, marginal fraying at folds, some fingermarks. List of members of Court Martial. Leary is accused of desertion while on guard at La Prairie 'with part of his Arms and Accoutrements... and not returning till brought back by a Military Party disguised in the dress of an habitant'; pleads guilty; sentenced to death. Signed by 'Henry : C: Darling Colonel [...] President'; and counter-signed 'Approved Gordon Drummond' with the signature of Captain George Lowndes, advocate.

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        Travels through part of the Russian Empire and the Country of Poland ; along the Southern Shores of the Baltic.

      London, Printed for J. J. Stockdale, 1815. 4to. 460 s. 20 håndkolorerte plansjer (hvorav 1 frontispiece). 2 kart. 1 figur i teksten. Fint samt. blått helskinnbd. med fire opph. bind. Ryggdekor i gull og blindpreg. Bordyre i gull og blindpreg på for- og bakdekkel. (J. & J. Haddock). Ex libris på forsats og forsatsbl.. Et velbevart og fint eks. Cont. blue full calf with four raised bands. Spine gilt and blindtooled. Gilt and blindtooled borders on covers. (J. & J. Haddock). 20 handcoloured plates. 2 maps. 1 textillustration. Bookplate on front paste down and front endpaper. An attractive and clean copy

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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

      Trenton, N.J.: D. Fenton & S. Hutchinson, 1815. First Edition. Hardcover. Pages evenly browned. Small institutional blindstamp to title page and one text page. Tear to one page without loss of text. Near Fine. Bound in modern brown morocco leather stamped in gilt. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Elias Boudinot, an American revolutionary statesman serving as commissary-general of prisoners and colonel in the continental army (he was with George Washington at Valley Forge), as well as president (1782-1783) and secretary for foreign affairs of the Continental Congress, signed the treaties of peace with Great Britain and of alliance with the French king. He also helped ratify the United States Constitution in New Jersey and conducted Washington into New York for the first inauguration. He was a member of the House of Representatives, second director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805), and the first counsellor named by the United States Supreme Court. Boudinot was also a trustee and benefactor of Princeton University and a founder and first president of the American Bible Society. Perhaps his two best known books are THE AGE OF REVELATION (1790), a reply to Thomas Paine, and A STAR IN THE WEST, OR A HUMBLE ATTEMPT TO DISCOVER THE LONG LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL(1816), an attempt to prove that the American Indians may be the lost tribes. Books signed by him are quite scarce.

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        Codice Penale Universale Austriaco, Coll Appendice Delle Piu Recenti.

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

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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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        1815 APPARITIONS GHOSTS HOBGOBLINS HAUNTED HOUSES 2ND EDITION LEATHER OCCULT $$$

      APPARTIONS; OR THE MYSTERY OF GHOSTS, HOBGOBLINS, AND HAUNTED HOUSES1815; Joseph Taylor; 2nd Edition (Enlarged); London, Lackington, Allen and Co.; Rebound Leather; Frontispiece by C. Knight, H. Corbould; 12, 242 Pages; w4.4"xh7.1"; Very Rare!!!Great For any Horror Fan or Collector.  Great Gift Idea!!!Attributes:A Charming brown cloth cover design with leather binding/corners, stamped borders, bold gold labeling to spine, with a great Macabre frontispiece and illustrated title page and a Fascinating Read on the Occult!!!Some Contents Included:"Being a Collection of Entertaining Stories Founded on Fact, and Selected for the Purpose of Eradicating Those Ridiculous Fears, which the Ignorant, the Weak, and the Superstitious are But Too Apt to Encourage, for Want of Properly Examining Into the Causes of Such Absurd Impositions." ANATOMICAL PROFESSOR AND THE DEAD MAN, HAUNTED BEDROOM, HAUNTED CASTLE, CHURCH YARD GHOST AND MILKMAN, COLLEGE GHOST, DEAD BODY AND UNFORTUNATE PRIEST, FAKENHAM GHOST, FEMALE SPRITES, DOMINICAN FRIAR, IDEOT'S FUNERAL, GHOST ON SHIP-BOARD, HAMMERSMITH GHOST, INNOCENT DEVIL, POOR MARY MAID OF THE INN, REMARKABLE RESUSCITATION, SCHOOL BOY APPARITION, SOMERSETSHIRE DEMONIAC, VENTRILOQUIST, VIGIL OF ST. MARK, LADY OF THE BLACK TOWER, ETC.!!!Condition:Condition is Good/Very Good.  No outer wear, some blemishing to first/last few pages and here and there throughout mainly towards margins, hinges/text block are very good/excellent for 200 years old!!!

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        The Complete Angler, Or Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish Ponds, Fish, And Fishing, In Two Parts. The first part written by Mr. Izaak Walton, the second by Charles Cotton, Esq.. With the lives of the Authors: and notes, historic and supplementary, and explanatory, by Sir John Hawkins, Knt. and the present editor

      Printed For Samuel Bagster, In The Strand, By R. Watts, at Broxbourne, on the River Lea, Herts, London, 1815. Bagster's Second Edition, Being the Eighth of this Work: With Improvements and Additions. Hardcover (Full Leather - Themed Binding). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Fine Binding Light rubbing to the extremities. Internally Fine. -- Overall: Very Good to Near Fine Condition. -- Engraved frontice portrait, all edges gilt, fifty plates. Uniquely bound in full tan morocco with inlay in light blue of a fish on both covers. Same Color reproduced in shell designs on backstrap. Writing on one inner blank sheet "Large Paper Edition". -- Presentation inscription in ink on one of the blank fly-leafs to a Col. F. Ahlstrom. On the occasion of the nomination of Sen. Warren Harding as Pres. U.S...... Signed by Sam (Samuel) W. Lambert and another name which I can't make out..... See attached photo of the inscription. -- "Samuel W. Lambert 1859-1942, medical practioner, educator, bibliophile and fisherman. Author of "When Mr. Pickwick Went Fishing". An ardent fisherman, his collection of editions of Isaac Waltons "Compleat Angler" and Cottons Works was notable. He belonged to several fishing clubs in this country and Canada." Much more info on Samuel Lambert at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Large paper edition . Size: Octavo (standard book size). 514 + extensive unpaginated index. Item Type: Fine Binding. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Fishing; Britain/UK (Europe); Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Outdoor Recreation - Antiquarian; Sports & Pastimes. Inventory No: 8294. .

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        Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica; Or, a Descriptive Catalogue of a Rare and Rich Collection of Early English Poetry: in the Possession of Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. Illustrated by Occasional Extracts and Remarks, Critical and Biographical

      London, Printed By T. Davison For The Proprietors, 1815, Hardback, First EditionVery good copy in the original, elaborately blind-bordered [full] aniline; professionally and sympathetically re-spined. Gilt-blocked dark morocco label with matching cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request. ; 418 pages; Description: viii, 481, [1] p. Front. , illus. 25 cm. Subjects: English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700--Bibliography. Notes: Title vignette; initials. Mainly the collection of Thomas Park. Advertisement signed: A. F. G. [i. E. Acton Frederick Griffith (or Griffiths? ) ].

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        Quadernos genealógicos en que se da una razón histórica del origen y honores de las Casas ilustres de la Ciudad de Málaga y pueblos de su circunsferencia.

      - Málaga, Luis de Carrera, 1815, 31 x 22,5 cm., encuadernación en brocado con hilos de plata y oro de color rosado con motivos vegetales, y guardas en moaré, 2 h. + lámina con el blasón de la Casa de Molina grabado en cobre por J. de la Cerda + 34 págs. (Rarísima obra no citada por Palau y que no hemos localizado en ninguna biblioteca pública española incluida la Nacional. El P. Llordén en su obra "La Imprenta en Málaga" no cita esta obra. Nuestro ejemplar es además único ya que ha sido enriquecido con 6 hojas que contienen un total de 11 escudos nobiliarios coloreados a mano de Casas nobles citadas en la obra, una carta manuscrita, otras 10 hojas manuscritas fechadas en 1910 ampliando el estudio genealógico hasta finales del siglo XIX y una hoja impresa del prospecto de la obra editado en Málaga a 8 de Mayo de 1815). ANDALUCÍA MÁLAGA HERÁLDICA

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        La Divina Commedia Di Dante Alighieri. Corretta Spiegata e Difesa dal P. Baldassarre Lombardi M.C. nel MDCCXCI. Riscontrata Ora Sopra Preziosi Codici . Band I - IV

      - Roma 1815-1817. Tom I: Inferno MDCCCXV, LI, 486 Seiten; Tom II: Purgatorio MDCCCXVI, VII, 519 Seiten; Tom III: Paradiso MDCCCXVI, VII, 522 Seiten; Tom IV: Le Principali Cose Appartenenti alla Divina Commedia MDCCCXVII, VIII, 132, 167, 164 Seiten; 4 Lederbände, Lex. 8°, Rückengoldornamente mit Titel und Bd.; Rücken Bd. III beschädigt; Ecken bestossen, Einbände altersbedingt berieben. Lederdeckel zum Rücken teilweise rissig, Seitenränder teilweise braunfleckig, Textblöcke in Ordnung, Sprache: Italienisch, Gewicht: 5,8 kg.

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        Steckborn, Stadt und Kloster Felbach von Osten, Originaltitel:Stekborn,

      Bern um 1815,. altkolorierte Umrissradierung, Bild 28.5x43cm, vollrandig schöner Allgemeinzustand, (Ref. "Der Thurgau " von E.Müller Nr.727),.

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        Proceedings of a General Court Martial held at Montreal, Tuesday 25th July 1815, Warrant from Gordon Drummond, Commanding the Forces etc

      1815. . [4] Three pages in a secretarial hand on single bifolium of foolscap paper (J Snelgrove 1814 watermarked paper) Docket title on final blank 'Private Timothy Leary 100th Regt tried at Montreal... No 4.' In red ink below: 'Laid before the P regent 28 Decm.r 1815' In pencil below: 'Disposed off'. Old folds, marginal fraying at folds, some fingermarks. List of members of Court Martial. Leary is accused of desertion while on guard at La Prairie 'with part of his Arms and Accoutrements... and not returning till brought back by a Military Party disguised in the dress of an habitant'; pleads guilty; sentenced to death. Signed by 'Henry : C: Darling Colonel [...] President'; and counter-signed 'Approved Gordon Drummond' with the signature of Captain George Lowndes, advocate.

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        Marmaduke Multiply's - Merry Metyhod of Making Minor Mathematicians; or, the Multiplication Table. Illustrated by Sixty-Nine Engravings.

      London, Printed for J.Harris and Son, no year [c. 1815].. 12° (131 mm x 105 mm). (2), 69 leaves with hand-coloured illustrations (complete). Original, publisher's paper covered boards. Red half-leather with illustrated front board and originally lettered rear board. Corners a little stronger bumped. Slightly starting to separate cleanly from bookblock which results in the first 14 leaves to be not flush with the bookblock. Binding in overal good+ condition. The hand-coloured pictures in excellent condition with some minor foxing and spotting only. With a contemporary inscription: "B.F.Boyle - August 16 - 1826 from H. B." Extremely rare early mathematical instructional publication. Please ask for more images since this rare publication is just wonderful despite the few signs of wear. [Juvenile Library].. [The same edition (in original wrappers, but in worse condition) was sold recently from "The Pamela Harer Collection of Rare & Antiquarian Children's Books" for 2000 USD]

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        Geological Map of Durham

      First edition of William Smith's geological map of Durham, one in a series of county maps produced by Smith, each separately issued, which were the first detailed geological maps of specific areas. Smith's individual maps are extremely rare on the market. Smith produced the first geological map of England and Wales in 1815, which contained "an amazing amount of correct detail" (D.S.B.) and was the basis for all the geological maps that followed. In 1819 he began the publication of a geological atlas of England and Wales. Published in parts over five years, it remained unfinished, containing twenty-one maps of various English counties. "All the county maps published contain much more information than was shown on Smith's large map of 1815, and indicate that during the intervening years he had done much to increase his knowledge. The maps are based on Cary's county maps, and are headed 'By W. Smith, Mineral Surveyor.' Each map measures 21 ½ inches by 19 1/4 inches [across the ruled border]; the scale varies slightly but averages 3 miles to an inch."-Sheppard, William Smith: His Maps and his Memoirs (1920), p. 155. The map of Durham appeared in the sixth and last part (1824), and was also issued separately, as here. The title above appears in the upper margin; another title is given in a circular tablet in the lower left corner: "A New Map of Durham, divided into Wards, exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks, &c. By John Cary Engraver. 1824." "One of his significant achievements was the identification of the presence of coal in the eastern parts of County Durham, beneath the overlying Magnesian Limestone. The advice he gave to the landowners there led to the establishment of new collieries, resulting in the construction of port and dock facilities at both Hartlepool and Seaham Harbour during the 1830s; both ports were connected by rail to the new mines."-Skempton et al., eds., A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers, p. 639. On this copy of the map the railways in the south-east of the county have been added later in manuscript. Fine copy. ❧ Davis, "William Smith's Geological Atlas and the Later History of the Plates," in J. Soc. Bib. of Nat. Hist., Vol. 2, pp. 388-95-"The maps were sold separately in sheets or mounted to fold into a cover bearing a special yellow printed label for each county." Eyles, "William Smith (1769-1839): a Bibliography" in J. Soc. Bib. of Nat. Hist., Vol. 5, pp. 87-109, no. 33. .

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        NUOVO PROSPETTO DELLE SCIENZE ECONOMICHE Ossia somma totale delle idee teoriche e pratiche in ogni ramo d'amministrazione privata e pubblica, divise in altrettante classi...

      Milano, Pirotta, 1815-1817. In-8 gr., 6 voll., bella legat. coeva in p. pelle bazana, cornice dorata ai piatti, decoraz. floreale e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso. Disponiamo della "Serie prima. TEORIE". L'opera è cosi' suddivisa: ?"Produzione - Distribuzione - Consumo delle ricchezze - Azione governativa sulla produzione, distribuzione, consumo delle ricchezze - Stato della scienza - Applicazione delle teorie economiche alla stima de' fondi?", con 4 quadri sinottici, più volte ripieg. "Prima edizione" di questa importante opera dell'economista lombardo M. Gioja (1767-1829) in cui vengono esaminate non solo le opinioni di tutti gli scrittori sia italiani che stranieri ma vengono confrontate le leggi, gli usi ed i costumi dei popoli antichi e moderni, sino ai giorni nostri, coi cardini principali della scienza. Così che il ?"Nuovo prospetto delle Scienze Economiche?" è una vera e propria enciclopedia dell?'economia pubblica. Cfr. Catalogo Bibl. Einaudi,2574. Qualche lieve fiorit. e arross., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Memoirs of Lady Hamilton; with illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries

      London: Henry Colburn, 1815. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. SECOND 1815 EDITION.8vo, vi, 352pp. Contemporary full polished calf, original marbled end paper with previous owners bookplate affixed. Very nice copy. Engraved portrait after Romney with light foxing and damp stain to bottom right not effecting image. Attractive engraved bookplate of James Campbell on inside front cover fly leaf "Emma, Lady Hamilton, the lover of Admiral Nelson. Nelson had become a national hero on the moment of his death in the decisive naval battle against the French off Cape Trafalgar in 1805. A decade later Emma, chased by creditors, was ending her days in exile and penury in Calais. But there remained a public fascination for her extraordinary life story, and when "Memoirs of Lady Hamilton with Illustrated Anecdotes of Many of Her Most Particular Friends and Distinguished Contemporaries" was published in 1815, the year of her death, it was an instant, runaway success. In this book, many pages were given by its unknown author, to the extraordinary friendship Emma had with the outrageous Earl Bishop, concluding: "Such was the character and end of Frederick Hervey, Earl of Bristol, who dissipated a long life, a princely fortune, and respectable talents, in the pursuit of pleasure, with all the eagerness, and on the same motive as that which actuated the Epicurean philosophers of old, whose creed and practice were comprehended in the resolution, 'Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die'." quoted from Hotel Bristol News blogWith illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries. With some minor corrections and additions. "An abusive book with pseudo-religious reflections, is of little authority, but not quite worthless" D.N.B. It was considered worth a later 3rd reprint in 1892.

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