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         Il Principe Perfetto e ministri adattati. Documenti politici e morali corredati d'emblemi del P. Andrea Mendo della Compagnia di Gesù

      presso Vincenzo Poggioli, 1816. prima ediz. italiana, in 4° (cm 26,5x19,5), pp. XXIV, 472, leg. coeva p/pelle con tit. e fregi in oro al ds., cornice dorata ai piatti. Stemma borbonico inciso al front., 1 tav. a p/pag. coi ritratti di Carlo II° e di Maria Luisa di Borbone duchessa di Lucca, disegnata da A. Tofanelli e incisa da Giovanni Folo; belle testatine all'inizio di ciascun documento (80 incisioni) di G. Mochetti. Stimata traduzione dal castigliano, ad opera di Carlo Luigi di Borbone, di questi consigli per ben governare, indirizzati a Filippo IV, sulla scia del Machiavelli. Piccola mancanza alla cuffia sup. e lievi sfregamenti alla leg. Qualche macchietta sparsa e poche tracce d'uso, nel complesso buon esemplare, non comune in questa edizione. 326/34

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         OEUVRES BADINES ET MORALES, HISTORIQUES ET PHILOSOPHIQUES DE JACQUES CAZOTTE - PREMIERE EDITION COMPLETE DE 1816 - 3/3.

      Jean-François BASTIEN 1816 - BIEN COMPLET DES DEUX PORTRAITS et DES 10 GRAVURES dont Second Portrait. PREMIERE EDITION COMPLETE - 1816, A PARIS, Chez Jean-François BASTIEN. - 3 Volumes in-8 plein veau marbré, dos empire lisse à fleurons et pièces de titre et tomaison maroquin vertes, plats ornés de roulettes d'encadrement et coupes, tranches marbrées, un coin éborgné. Bel Exemplaire - PREMIERE EDITION COMPLETE. - Bien Complet des 2 PORTRAITS Jeune et Vieux gravés par de l'Auteur et des 10 gravures H. T. - 1816, à Paris, chez LITTERATURE, nouvelles. - Premier Volume : Garde, 1 f., p. de fx titre, PORTRAIT JEUNE En frontispice et p. de titre, 10 Gravures H. T. dont Portrait Vieillard p.cxxv, et Partition gravée H.T., 400 p. dont Table. - Second Volume, 556 p. dont Table. -Troisième eet dernier Volume, 582 p. dont Table. Mots clés : LITTERATURE, nouvelles, Thème(s) trouvé(s) : Nouvelles (Main) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Butterfly's Ball, and the Grasshopper's Feast. By Mr. Roscoe. To Which Is Added, an Original Poem, Entitled A Winter's Day. By Mr. Smith, of Stand

      London: Harris, John, 1816. 32mo. 16pp. Seven hand-colored full-page plates. A lyrical tale for children accompanied by a short poem by an unknown author. Throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries, John Harris was the pre-eminent English publisher of materials for children. Harris, unlike other children's publishers of the time, produced items that were meant not just to instruct, but also to amuse their readers. The present item exemplifies Harris' "cabinet of amusement and instruction" - as stated on its upper cover - through rich illustrations and desciptions of each insect. The 1816 edition is an enhancement of the 1808 edition, adding color to the plates and slightly adjusting the typography. Butterfly's Ball has inspired several other works, including a 1973 picture book by Alan Aldridge and William Plomer, an animated short, a rock opera, and an orchestral composition, and a miniature book by Anne and David Bromer. Housed in a black chemise with a black cloth slipcase with label at spine, fine. Book itself in paper wrappers with general wear to extremities and evidence of repair to spine. A fine copy of an edition rarely found.

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         Collezione dell'Opere.

      Firenze, Stamperia di Guglielmo Piatti, 1816. - 5 volumes in-8. Demi maroquin vert à coins, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque). Première Edition Collective, en partie originale, des œuvres du grand physicien italien Alexandre Volta (1745-1827). Elle est due à Vincenzo Antinori et est illustrée d'un portrait de Volta et de 7 planches hors texte. Bon exemplaire agréablement relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         MAP OF INDIA 1816

      [Map of India] To The Hon[oura]ble the Court Directors of the East India Company This Improved Map of India Compiled from all the Latest & most Authentic Materials Is Respectfully Dedicated by their most Obedient & most Humble Servant A. Arrowsmith.A. Arrowsmith, 2nd January, 1816. Large engraved map, full original wash colour printed on 9 sheets, disected and made into 4 sheets, mounted on linen. 240 x 267 cm [at largest extent], original calf case. Some old damp marking and some of the sections starting to lift from the linen backing. This monumental wall map of India published based on route surveys was the largest to be published before those later based on Trigonometrical Surveys.

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         Ueber das Sehn und die Farben, eine Abhandlung.

      Leipzig Hartknoch 1816 - Gr.-8°. 88 S. (unbeschnitten). Neueres HLdr. (minimal aufgebogen). Grisebach, Edita u. Inedita Schopenhaueriana, S. 11. Schmid, Goethe u.d. Naturwissenschaften, 2380. - Erste Ausgabe von Schopenhauers zweiter Arbeit. Sie stammt aus seiner Dresdner Privatgelehrtenzeit und geht auf den privaten Umgang mit Goethe in den Jahren 1813 u. 1814 zurück, dessen Farbenlehre Hauptthema der Gespräche war. Einig sind sich Goethe und Schopenhauer in der Ablehnung der Newtonschen Theorie, nach der die Farben Modifikationen des reinen weißen Lichts sind, die aus der Teilung und Brechung des Lichtstrahls entstehen. Schopenhauer hat die Farben als Gesichtsempfindungen dargestellt, die aus der Beschaffenheit des menschlichen Auges erklärbar sind, nämlich als Aktion des Auges. Ihn interessiert die Art und Weise, wie das Auge auf das nicht weiter bestimmbare Phänomen des Lichtes reagiert und nicht das gedankliche Konstrukt subjektübergreifender Urphänomene, als welches Goethe Licht und Finsternis fasst. - Goethe war, wie sich Schopenhauer später erinnert, "so ganz Realist, daß es ihn durchaus nicht zu Sinne wollte, daß die Objekte als solche nur da seien, insofern sie von dem erkennenden Subjekt vorgestellt werden. Was, sagte er mir einst, mit seinen Jupitersaugen mich anblickend, das Licht sollte nur da seyn, insofern Sie es sehen? Nein, Sie wären nicht da, wenn das Licht Sie nicht sehe." - Titel unten mit altem Besitzvermerk, verso Bibliotheksstempel der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Danzig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Fly Fisher's Guide, Illustrated by Coloured Plates, representing upwards of Forty of the Most Useful Flies, accurately copied from Nature.

      Liverpool Printed for the Author by G. F. Harris' Widow and Brothers 1816 - Large paper edition, limited to 12 copies, inscribed by author, 4to, plate i, viii, (1), 2-150, (4) pp., 2 copper engraved text vignettes, eight hand-coloured, numbered plates (heightened in gold), hand-made paper, many leaves with the Harris watermark, age-toned, some occasional, very light spotting, one page uncut at head, later ink inscription to later endpaper, 3 inch closed tear to page (151), not affecting text, near contemporary quarter diced calf over paper-covered boards, rubbe and worn at extremities but in all a very good copy. One of only 12 copies printed as presentation copies, this one inscribed by the Author; To Charles Rogers from his sincere friend The author. Heckscher 120. Starkman p61. One of the earliest books to include colour plates of tied flies. This is considered the precursor to Ronalds' Flyfisher's Entomology, 1836, and is only the second work, (after George Scotcher's Fly-fisher's Legacy, Chepstow, 1800) on angling to be illustrated with hand-coloured engravings of trout & salmon flies. According to Westwood & Satchell "Twelve copies of the first edition were in 4to., coloured with greater care, and published at two guineas." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde nach dem neuesten Zustande und über das Weltgebäude. Hg. und mit C. G. Reichard gemeinschaftlich ausgearbeitet von A. Stieler. Fünf und siebzig [hier gestochenes Titelblatt mit dem Plan von Gotha, die bildliche Übersicht und 72 grenzkolorierte] Karten, nebst einem [hier fehlenden] Heft Vorbemerkungen und Erläuterungen

      Gotha: Jusuts Pertes -31 1816 - 74 Blatt. Halbleder der Zeit mit aufgezogenem orig. Broschurumschlagdeckel (berieben und bestoßen, teils, die Kanten stark, beschabt, die Kapitale mit Fehlstellen, das Titelblatt mit Quetschfalte, die Innengelenke angebrochen, etwas, vor allem die Ränder der Karten, stockfleckig, vier Karten mit unterlegten Randrissen, sonst ordentliches Exemplar) Quer-4°. Erste vollständige Ausgabe des legendären Atlas, wie stets in Plano. Es fehlen die in diesem Exemplar wohl nie eingebundenen Karten 30, 31 und 38 B, dafür ist die Karte 40 zwei Versionen vorhanden (1820 & 1828). - Vgl. Espenhorst AS 66ff und PP I, 224ff [jeweils ausführlich]. 3450 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Phantasus. Eine Sammlung von Mährchen, Erzählungen, Schauspielen und Novellen. 3 Bände. Einfache Pappbde d. Z. (berieben, Kanten beschabt).

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1812-1816. - Erste Ausgabe der wichtigen Sammlung von Dichtungen, die "jene romantische Erzählform begründen, die durch E. T. A. Hoffmann und E. A. Poe Berühmtheit erlangte" (Paulin, Metzler, S. 76). Neben den Märchen der Brüder Grimm die zweite grosse Märchensammlung des Jahres 1812, aber im Gegensatz zu den Grimmschen Märchen hier als Kunstform in der Tradition des Boccaccio konzipiert. In eine selbständige Rahmenhandlung, die in die frühromantische Kunst- und Weltanschauung einführt, fügt Tieck einige Frühwerke ein (u. a. Erstdrucke von 'Liebeszauber', 'Elfen' und 'Der Pokal') sowie 'Blaubart', 'Rothkäppchen', 'Der gestiefelte Kater', 'Die verkehrte Welt', 'Der blonde Eckbert', 'Der getreue Eckart', 'Der Runenberg' und 'Däumchen'. Im letzten Band findet sich das Märchenspiel 'Fortunat'. Enthält auch im Erstdruck das 'Phantasus-Gedicht', in dem der verzweifelte Dichter im Traum in das Land der Poesie entführt wird. – Von wenigen Flecken abgesehen sauberes Exemplar. – Goed. VI 39, 72; Borst 1162. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Christabel: Kubla Khan, A Vision; The Pains of Sleep

      London: John Murray, 1816. First edition. Bound in full polished calf by Sangorski and Sutcliffe: gilt ruled on the boards, spine renewed, marbled end papers, gilt top edge. Bound with the half-title, but without the ads. A lovely copy of one of Coleridge's best works. Mythical in both its content and creation, Kubla Khan emerged from one of Coleridge's laudanum induced dreams. By his own account, Coleridge dreamt of the Mongol emperor not in his historical context as a tyrant, but as a figure of contradiction and artistic complexity. "Coleridge's Khan is a kind of artist, summoning into being with a God-like command not only the beauty of the pleasure-dome but the ordered loveliness of its cultivated gardens, full of sweet smells and tinkling streams, all sheltered from the outside world by robust 'walls and towers'" (Perry). The final product is a poem hailed as one of Coleridge's greatest, and a landmark of Romanticism.

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         Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco Tripoli Cyprus Egypt Arabia Syria and Turkey between the years 1803 and 1807

      First English edition. 2 vols. With the half-titles in both volumes, a portrait frontispiece, 86 plates and plans (some folding or double-page), and 4 folding maps. 4to. Modern half-calf, retaining the contemporary marbled boards, all edges marbled, neat stamp of King's Inns Library, Dublin, on the verso of the title-page and final leaf of each volume, some foxing to the frontispiece, and off-setting from it to the title-page, occasional spotting throughout. xlii, 339; x, 373pp. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,

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         Map of India] To The Hon[oura]ble the Court Directors of the East India Company This Improved Map of India Compiled from all the Latest & most Authentic Materials Is Respectfully Dedicated by their most Obedient & most Humble Servant A. Arrowsmith.

      A. Arrowsmith, 2nd January, 1816. - Large engraved map, full original wash colour printed on 9 sheets, disected and made into 4 sheets, mounted on linen. 240 x 267 cm [at largest extent], original calf case. Some old damp marking and some of the sections starting to lift from the linen backing. This monumental wall map of India published based on route surveys was the largest to be published before those later based on Trigonometrical Surveys.

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         Viaggio in Morea a Costantinopoli ed in Albania non che in molte altre parti dell'Impero Ottomano negli anni 1798, 1799, 1800 e 1801. Che comprende la descrizione de' paesi, le loro produzioni, costumi, usi, malattie e commercio degli abitanti; con alcuni confronti fra lo stato attuale della Grecia e cio' che fu anticamente, in 4 tomi

      Giambattista Sonzogno, 1816. in 8° piccolo (cm 16,5x10), pp. xiv, 253, 1; 274, 1; 334, 1; 274, 1; leg. coeva m/pelle con angoli, tit. in oro su tass. al ds. e fregi, tagli spruzz. Collana: Raccolta de' viaggi più interessanti eseguiti nelle varie parti del mondo tanto per terra quanto per mare dopo quelli del celebre Cook, e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana. Traduz. dall'originale francese dal traduttore del Primo viaggio di Le Vaillant; con 18 belle tavv. in rame incise da Dall'Acqua e colorate da Lazaretti che raffigurano costumi e scene di vita locale. Solo lievi fior. Raro. 558/34

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         The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: for W. Allason; B Whitrow and Co.; C. Chapple [& 19 others in London]; also W. and P. Jenkins, and E. Khull and Co., Glasgow; J. Cumming and C. La Grange, Dublin,, 1816. In twelve volumes. A New Edition. 12 volumes, octavo. Original drab paper boards, original printed spine labels, edges uncut. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 large folding maps. Armorial bookplates of John Henniker, St John's College, Cambridge. Spines rubbed, some labels rather worn, slight marking to covers, first front joint slightly split but still firm. An excellent set in unrestored contemporary state. First Allason edition. On 1 July 1791, Cadell asked Gibbon to assign the renewed copyright in the first volume to him and Strahan as had been agreed by them in 1780. This extended the copyright of that volume, so that the entire History ceased to be copyright only when that agreement expired in 1804. The expiry of the copyright allowed a number of reprints to appear on the market. This particular 12-volume octavo edition published by W. Allason and a consortium of other London publishers was reprinted no less than seven times between 1816 and 1823.

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         The Russian Prisoner of War among the French

      1816 - 1st English edition. 8vo. Modern quarter morocco. iv, 320pp.London, Gale & Fenner, [Attributes: First Edition]

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         ROBINSONADE: ROBINSONS REISE UM DIE WELT. EIN UNTERHALTENDES U. BELEHRENDES LESEBUCH F. D. JUGEND. AMERIKA. [ROBINSON'S TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLS. AN ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL READING BOOK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. AMERICA].

      Nürnberg: Friedrich Campe . 1816 - Small 8°, X, [1] title, 332 pp. with interleaved 4 originally coloured copper engravings, modern green paper binding with old title pasted on the spine (Very Good, slightly stained and water stained, professionally restored, a tiny hole (paper mistake) in pp. 205-206). An extremely rare illustrated volume of Robinson’s travels through America, from Mississippi, to Canada, Greenland, the Caribbean to South America, was published in German language in 1816. - This very rare edition of Robinson’s travels to America in German language was published in Nuremberg in 1816 by the Friedrich Campe. It is the second volume of four and describes Robinson’s travels from Mississippi, Philadelphia, Canada, through the Prince of Wales Fort to Greenland, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Guyana, Brazil, to Buenos Aires. The travel describe customs, local stories, flora and fauna. The book is accompanied by highly decorative originally coloured illustrations. The complete series of the four book is practically unobtainable. The whole series counted 4 books, published between 1914 and 1922: America in 1914 (1st part) and 1916 (2nd part), followed by Australia and South Asia, and South Asia and Africa in 1922. We could only trace scarce separate examples of different volumes (circa 8) in institutions worldwide. The four volumes together only seem to appear in electronic form (OCLC 609282841). Robinsonade - The story of Robinson Crusoe was based on a real life experience by a sailor Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on Juan Fernández Island (today Robinson Crusoe Island ) for over four years, between 1704-1709. Upon his return a book based on his life was published with a title Fame of having lived four Years and four Months alone on the Island of Juan Fernandez, which inspired Daniel Defoe (circa 1660-1731) to write The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates. This first edition of Robinson Crusoe was supposed to be only an unimportant entertaining book. It was Defoe’s 412th publication and he wrote it, because he needed money for his daughter’s wedding. It was published anonymously on April 25, 1719, and war republished in on May 9, June 4, August 7 etc without definitive manuscript. The book was a major success and soon many different variations of text with various names and stories appeared in different languages. The stories varied from entertaining and educational to moralising. The word Robinsonade was first invented by German writer Johann Gottfried Schnabel in the Preface of his 1731 work Die Insel Felsenburg (The Island Stronghold). We would not trace any other examples from the series in the auction records for the past two generations. The book is also not mentioned in the bibliography on the Robisonades by Ullrich in 1898. References: Joseph Sabin, Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America ., Vol. 3, 1870, 272; Susanne Zantop, Kolonialphantasien im vorkolonialen Deutschland (1770-1870), 1999, p. 303; Heidelbergische Jahrbücher der Literatur, 1816, p. 57; Allgemeine Zeitung München: 1816, p. 223; Diana Souhami, Selkirk's Island, 2002.

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         VOYAGE EN ABYSSINIE entrepris par ordre du gouvernement britannique, exécuté dans les annés 1809 et 1810. ATLAS seul.

      Chez Magimel, Libraire Pour L’Art Militaire 1816 - ATLAS seul de cette relation, in-8 oblong "à l'italienne" ( 220 X 315 mm ) de titre, 1 ffnch. [liste des planches]-33 planches, demi-basane bleue, dos lisse orné de filets dorés. 33 planches hors-texte ( dont une bis ), certaines dépliantes. Mors supérieur fendu, manque au caisson en pied du dos, très bel état des planches et cartes qui sont très fraîches. Voyages Explorations Histoire Géographie Cartes Atlas Abyssinie

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         The Prisoner of Chillon; (two different issues sold together)

      John Murray, London 1816 - 1st edition, 1st issue (?) with page 61 blank and page 62 listing Byron's works followed by Davison's imprint. Byron spins poetry off the imprisonment of the 16th century Genevan historian, François de Bonnivard. Original brown wrappers, uncut, a very good copy, complete with 4 pages of Murray ads dated Nov. 1816. [SOLD WITH] 1st edition, 2nd issue (?) with page 61 listing Byron's works and page 62 with Original gray wrappers, uncut, a very good copy, complete with 4 pages of Murray ads dated Nov. 1816. Debate over which issue precedes is precluded here with both being sold as 1 lot. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         BEAUTES DE L'HISTOIRE D'AMERIQUE. D'après les plus celèbres voyageurs et géographes qui ont écrit sur cette partie du monde, par G***

      Alexis Eymery, 1816. In-16 p. (mm. 168x95), 2 voll., p. pelle bazana coeva (dorsi restaur.), decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, tagli marmorizz., pp. (4),312; (4),386; comprese le due belle antiporte figurate e i due frontespizi inc. in rame. L'opera è molto ben illustrata f.t. da "32 nouveaux sujets de gravures représentant les costumes. habitations, animaux, &c." così composti: 12 vignette in 6 tavole nel 1° vol. - 16 vignette in 6 tavole nel 2° - le 2 antiporte (una con i ritratti dei navigatori che hanno scoperto il nuovo mondo e una con Fernand Cortez) e i 2 frontespizi (con figura allegorica de "l'Amérique" e con "Cruauté de F. Cortez"). Introdotto da notizie sui viaggiatori che hanno fatto scoperte in America (da Colombo a Cook), vi sono descritti i paesi dell'America Settentrionale, gli Stati Uniti o Nuova inghilterra, il Messico, le Grandi e Piccole Antille, il Perù, il Brasile, la Guiana, il Paraguay, il Cile, la Patagonia, la Terra del Fuoco, la Nuova Zelanda e le isole dell'Oceano Pacifico. "Edizione originale", raro trovarla completa dei due volumi. Solo lievi fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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         The Scourge; Or, Monthly Expositor Of Imposture And Folly

      London: J. Jones (later W.N. Jones) & James Johnston, 1816. First edition. leather_bound. Full red morocco. Teg. Very good. 11 Vols. 22.5 x 14 cm. Volume VIII trimmed. 66 parts of 72 with 65 (of 66) folding hand-colored engraved plates, lacking the plate for the July 1, 1811 issue ("New Roads to the Temple of Fortune"), and the ads. COHN 732. "Of the seventy-two folding coloured plates, forty-two are by George Cruikshank." Published monthly it contains some of Cruikshank's finest large format early caricatures, often scandalous, at times scatological and always entertaining. One interesting table in the first volume lists quack medicines with their ostensible uses and likely side effects, several including madness and death. One of the rarest periodicals illustrated by Cruikshank, Vol. XII (A New Series) sold poorly, only a few numbers were issued owing to a lack of subscribers, thus making complete sets rare. Uncut, a few plates with unobtrusive repairs, text clean overall, a few joints rubbed, bookplate of Donald Tuttle in volume one. Raised bands, spine panels gilt decorated and lettered, covers with rectangular gilt fillets, green levant doublures and green silk moire free endpapers.

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         Lawrence Abbott Ephemera 1816-1820 with Amos Lawrence Letter to Abbott Rare collection of Ephemera from Massachusetts Lawrence family

      Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855) and Amos Lawrence (1786-1852); 25 items of receipts and one letter from the period of 1816-1820 where Abbott Lawrence traveled to England and purchased many items. A letter of correspondence between Amos Lawrence to Abbott instructing him about a particular transaction and also referring other contacts to him. Mentioning also the problem with 'Southern paper....that must be greatly discounted...' telling of the huge disparity in currencies between the North and the South. Lightly toned, some stains and some loss of paper on various items but all legible and in good condition. A rare look into the 19th century buying habits.Amos Lawrence (1786-1852), also born in Groton, established (1807) in Boston a mercantile firm, and he headed that firm until (1831) and made it into one of the largest mercantile firms in the United States; Amos was also well known for his charitable gifts. Another brother Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855), also born in Groton, was in partnership with Amos from 1814; founded and developed textile manufacturing city of Lawrence Massachusetts (1845); Abbott Lawrence promoted New England railways; was a member of the US House of Representatives (1835 to 1837 and 1839 to 1840). He was also minister to Great Britain (1849 to 1852) and contributed to Harvard College, where the Lawrence Scientific School was named in his honor. The Lawrence's supported various political causes, including anti-slavery (gave money to John Brown) and there are a number of towns in the US named after the family, including Lawrence, Kansas, which became the nucleus of the University of Kansas as well as Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin.The series contains a letter from Amos Lawrence to his younger brother, Abbott Lawrence, dated Oct. 18, 1816 discussing business with him and in particular an offer of merchandise, which Amos has refused and also discusses Southern paper at a great discount...other names mentioned in the letter such as Mr. Appleton and others.The rest of the items are invoices and receipts for Abbott's travels in England:Gold watch receipt with serial number 24472 from R T P RoskellWilliam Taylor, Clothier London various riding hats, pants etc.Johnan & French (Boston, MA)- BootsKeats & Agar Hat Makers- Exchange Street.Rowe & Waller Stationers cards and 200 gill ledgerReceipt- Washington Benevolent Society of Massachusetts 18143 receipts from The New England Guards- Dues, one cockade and one fine.Lam & Lamsons- Purple Linens and one yard linen Boston, MA1817- Ledger page of who was paid what amounts1820 (?) Nahant boarding for 12 weeks including food and lodging and chickens for Mrs. Lawrence...George Cook (Tailor)- Coats, trousers and buttons. 18161813 Simmons for 13-1.2 yards of Colerain cotton and 1 yard of lemon CambrieBoarding receipt from Liverpool 1816 and for packages shipped to BostonWilliam Taylor- cap and pantaloons 18161816 Farnam & Ward a silver cupTwycross & Davis- A seal and an engraved CrestJohn Miller & Co. (Boston, MA) Hunters clothCash receipt from William Taylor (London)Anne Goldsmith- Room and board plus, brandy, wine and cigarsThomas Walter- 1815 for working for Mr. Abbott LawrenceReceipt from George Cook and John Baker for six pounds and eleven shillings

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         The Prisoner of Chillon; (two different issues sold together)

      London: John Murray, 1816. First Edition. Wrappers. Very good. 1st edition, 1st issue (?) with page 61 blank and page 62 listing Byron's works followed by Davison's imprint. Byron spins poetry off the imprisonment of the 16th century Genevan historian, François de Bonnivard. Original brown wrappers, uncut, a very good copy, complete with 4 pages of Murray ads dated Nov. 1816. [SOLD WITH] 1st edition, 2nd issue (?) with page 61 listing Byron's works and page 62 with Original gray wrappers, uncut, a very good copy, complete with 4 pages of Murray ads dated Nov. 1816. Debate over which issue precedes is precluded here with both being sold as 1 lot.

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         Delle Malattie Contagiose, ed Epizootiche degli animali domestici trattato del Dottor Luigi Metaxa'

      Nella Stamperia De Romanis - Roma, ROMA 1816 - Delle Malattie Contagiose, ed Epizootiche degli animali domestici ITALIANO Volume dei primi dell'800 in 8°, stato discreto, della coperta illustrata in cartoncino rimane il piatto anteriore e tracce del dorso, alcuni segni del tempo, tagli, irregolari e con barbe, appena bruniti, pagine in buono stato, alcune punte poco piegate, legatura forte. Presenta lettera dedicatoria "alla Sacra Consulta" ed Introduzione dell'Autore, Divisione della Prima Parte. Parte Prima della collana Delle Malattie Contagiose, ed Epizootiche degli animali domestici. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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         Der Zrirkus kommt".

      Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 21, 5 x 20 cm. (Blattgr). In gutem Zustand. Lebendige Strassenszene mit Kamel, Affen, Bären, Musiker. - Beiliegend: Ders. "Maulesel". Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 9, 5 x 11, 5 cm. - Reinhold (1816-1893) studierte ab 1830 an der Wiener Akad. der bildenden Künste als Schüler von Th. Ender und Mössmer. Malte auf seinen Studienreisen in den Alpenländern Landschaftsbilder. 1844 war er in Italien. R. lieferte besonders für die Familien Lobkowitz und Waldstein Wald- und Gebirgslandschaften, aber auch Volksszenen, Tier- und Jagdstücke. (vgl. ÖBL IX, 45)

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         Log of the Ship Trumbull, Java Head to Providence, RI, 1816

      Folio. unpaginated. About 80 pagespre-printed in journal form, accomplished in manuscript. "John Aborn Master. Kept by Geo. W. Johnson of Providence." The Trumbull departed Jave head May 29 and reached Providence October 26, 1816. Excellent detail on ship handling, weather, and events on board - which included such things as the discovery of a giant whale carcass, being fed on by birds and sharks, "a most tremendous squall" off the Cape of Good Hope, after which "all persons on board [the ship carried passengers as well as cargo] were obliged to help cut away the mizzen mast." Also contacts with English troop ships on the heels of the late War. Approaching the Cape of Good Hope they ran low on water, and the captain was confined to his quarters by rheumatism, much to the relief of the crew. According to journal keeper Johnson, the ship was being run by "our officers." In all, an eventful voyage of an early 19th century American merchantman. Bound in original marbled wrappers, taped at spine. "Providence (R.I.) Printed for William Wilkinson, and sold at his bookstore, 1815."

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         The Family Robinson Crusoe, or, Journal of a Father Shipwrecked, with his Wife and Children, on an Uninhabited Island (The Swiss Family Robinson)

      London: Printed for M.J. Godwin and Co, 1816. First THUS. Hardcover. Very Good. First complete English edition. Two volumes, illustrated with engraved frontispiece at front of first volume, folding map at front of second, five plates. xxiv, 346 pp. with note on continuation; iv, 380 pp. Gilt ruled light blue crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, bright gilt top edges and inner dentelles, marbled blue endpapers. Very Good. Spines sunned. Repair to editor's note at the end of vol. one with loss of text, four repaired tears in vol. two (no loss), two unobtrusive marginal repairs, some soiling and spotting. The first complete English-language edition of The Swiss Family Robinson (as the book would be retitled in 1818), a re-issue of anarchist philosopher William Godwin's 1814 translation with a cancel title-page and the first appearance of Wyss' continuation.

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         The Prisoner of Chillon; (two different issues sold together)

      London: John Murray, 1816. First Edition. Wrappers. Very good. 1st edition, 1st issue (?) with page 61 blank and page 62 listing Byron's works followed by Davison's imprint. Byron spins poetry off the imprisonment of the 16th century Genevan historian, François de Bonnivard. Original brown wrappers, uncut, a very good copy, complete with 4 pages of Murray ads dated Nov. 1816. [SOLD WITH] 1st edition, 2nd issue (?) with page 61 listing Byron's works and page 62 with Original gray wrappers, uncut, a very good copy, complete with 4 pages of Murray ads dated Nov. 1816. Debate over which issue precedes is precluded here with both being sold as 1 lot.

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         Nuova Raccolta di Cinquanta Costumi Pittoreschi incisi all'acqua forte da Bartolomeo Pinelli Romano.

      Roma, Presso Nicola de Antoni e Ignazio Pavon, 1816. - in-folio à l'italienne. Demi veau, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure romantique). Edition Originale d'une des suites les plus célèbres du peintre et graveur italien Bartolomeo Pinelle (Rome, 1781-1835). Elle se compose d'un titre et de 50 planches gravées à l'eau forte représentant des scènes et personnages pittoresques de Rome et sa région. "Mais ce qui le mit tout à fait hors ligne et lui fit une réputation à lui, dans un genre nouveau, ce furent ses costumes et ses scènes des habitans de la campagne et des faubourgs de Rome. Rien de plus vrai, de plus énergique et de plus vivant que ses 'Transteverini', que ses 'Ciociare', que ses paysannes d'Agnani, de Monte-Circeo, de Spoletto, etc. " (Larousse). "Ces costumes sont pour la plupart romains et d'une exactitude parfaite" (Brunet). Quelques rousseurs. Bon exemplaire en reliure de l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Nuova Raccolta di cinquanta Costumi pittoreschi.

      - Roma. Presso Ignazio Pavon. 1816. 1 volume in-4 oblong, demi-basane bleue, dos lisse. Page de titre gravée et 50 planches présentant des scènes pittoresques de la vie romaine, toutes légendées. Quelques rousseurs. Brunet IV, 666 précise que "ces costumes sont pour la plupart romains, et d'une exactitude parfaite". "Eugène Delacroix, dans son Journal, parle favorablement des estampes de Pinelli". 31 Pierre Italie [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Etymologicum Magnum] Etymologikon to mega, egoun, He megale grammatike = Etymologicon magnum, seu, Magnum grammaticae penu. In quo & originum & analogiae doctrina ex veterum sententia copiosissime proponitur. Historiae item & antiquitatis monumenta passim attinguntur.Superiorum editionum variorumq[ue] actorum collatione a multis foedis mendis repurgatum, perpetuis notis illustratum tribusq utilissimis indicibus, verborum, rerum, atq[ue] auctorum numero pene infinitorum, nunc recens adauctum. / opera Friderici Sylburgii. Editio nova correctior.

      Leipzig Io Aug Gottl Weigel 1816 - XV S., 1092 Sp. 4to. HLdr. d. 19. Jhdts. Aus der Bibliothek des schwedischen Altphilologen u. Religionsgeschichtlers Martin Persson Nilsson (1874-1967; Geschichte der griechischen Religion) mit dessen Exlibris. - Mit Anmerkungsteil u. Registern. - Zu dem Altphilologen Friedrich Sylburg (1536-1596), Bibliothekar in Heidelberg, siehe ADB 37, S. 282-285. - Einband mäßig beschabt, stellenw. stockfleckig, Exlibris auf Vorsatz

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         Tracts Relative to the Island of St. Helena; written during a residence of five years. Illustrated with views engraved by William Daniell, from the drawings of Samuel Davis. FIRST EDITION. 4to.

      W. Bulmer & Co. 1816 Engr. front. & 7 engr. plates, 6 additional hand-coloured aquatint plates. Handsomely bound in 20th century full light brown panelled calf, spine lettered in gilt; spine sl. sunned. Signature on leading f.e.p. of J.G. Le Quesne.An important early work on St Helena, in which the author outlines the potential for increased agriculture on the island. He seeks to counter the common misconception that St Helena is a 'barren and unproductive rock'. Extra-illustrated, with two plates by James Wathen, originally published in Journal of a Voyage to India and China, 1814, and four by William Innes Pocock, first published in 1815. xref 77157 CAROL CHECK - HEADING: ST HELENA & NAPOLEON

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         Métrologie Universelle, Ancienne et Moderne, ou Rapport des Poids et Mesures des Empires, Royaumes, Duchés et Principautés des Quatre Parties du Monde, présenté en tableaux par ordre alphabétique de pays ou ville, et leur position géographique avec les anciens et nouveaux poids et mesures du royaume de France, et l'inverse, avec la méthode pour opérer toutes les conversions par des nombres fixes, etc. etc. etc.

      A Bordeaux, chez Lavigne jeune, octobre 1816. - in-4. XI. 1 planche gravée hors-texte. 472pp. Reliure moderne genre ancien, dos lisse. Edition Originale, imprimée à Bordeaux, de ce manuel pratique destiné à faciliter les échanges commerciaux internationaux. Rédigé par un ancien comptable bordelais spécialisé dans la finance internationale et auteur de divers rapports sur les poids et mesures, l'ouvrage constitue un véritable guide à usage des commerçants: l'auteur propose un index complet des poids et mesures en vigueur dans les grandes places commerciales de toute l'Europe et du monde (Amérique, Alexandrie, etc.) classés selon les denrées (tissus, grain, eau de vie, huile d'olive, etc.), ainsi que leur équivalence métrique. L'ouvrage contient également des tableaux de change des différentes monnaies en circulation, ainsi que des explications et exercices pratiques sur le système métrique et la comptabilité. Déchirure sans manque à deux feuillets, papier légèrement jauni, mais bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Quérard, VI, 561. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Journal of a Tour in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, during the Years 1813 and 1814.

      1816 1816 - London: John Murray 1816. With 12 aquatint plates and 6 etched plates from drawings by the author showing views from Stockholm, Ronneby, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, etc. 4to. VIII + [4] +528 pp. A few leaves weakly browning otherwise clean and well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in contemporary full leather with goldlines on boards, spine richly gilt. Spine and hinges restored. * "An entertaining work, containing much useful and important matter, particularly relative to Russia." DNB XXIX, 217. During his tour he visited the courts of Berlin, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg. He visited Moscow, which had just been burned, and thence through Poland to Vienna. Lowndes II, 1188. Abbey, Travel 16. Bring 406. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Neueste Geographie von Steiermark - mit ihren statistischen, physikalischen, industriellen und topographischen Merkwürdigkeiten. Nebst einem alphabetischen Verzeichniß aller in Steiermark befindlichen Städte, Märkte, merkwürdigen Dörfer, Schlösser, Klöster, Berge, Flüsse, Seen, Mineral-Quellen, Straßen, Posten, Wasserwege, historischen, physikalischen, industriösen und statistischen Eigenheiten.

      Graz, Franz Ferstl, 1816 - 235 Seiten sehr schöne alte Privatbindung, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, aufklappbare Karte ( "Das Herzogthum Steyermark nach Liesganigs Wahrnehmungen auch sonst merklich verbessert. Zu finden bey Joh. V. Kauperz k. k. Kupferstechern in Grätz" ) im Anhang, Frontispiz ( "Graetz von der Südseite" ), oben am Rand fast durchgehend heller zarter Fleck ( Karte und Stich nicht betroffen), sonst guter Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Pamphlets sur Napoléon.

      Paris, 1814-1816, - 21 pièces en 3 vol. in-8. demi-veau violine, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Les années 1814 et 1815, avec leurs époustouflants changements de régime, virent se multiplier les pamphlets de toute tendance, genre politique qu'il serait erroné de traiter à la légère : en effet, en cette époque d'information rare et contrôlée, ils servirent à la fois à faire connaître des événements, et à former l'opinion. Notre recueil n'est certes pas le plus spectaculaire ou le plus exhaustif dans le genre, mais il offre un bon éventail de pièces à la fois anti- et pro-napoléoniennes, étalées de la première abdication à la Chambre introuvable : I. [DORIS DE BOURGES (Charles) :] Précis historique sur Napoléon Buonaparte ; jugement porté sur ce fameux personnage, d'après ce qu'il a dit, ce qu'il a fait : le tout extrait des Mémoires d'un homme qui ne l'a point quitté depuis quinze ans. Quatrième édition. Paris, marchands de nouveautés, 1814, 50 pp. Davois I, 195. - II. Anecdotes sur Buonaparte et son gouvernement. Paris, marchands de nouveautés, juillet 1814, 103 pp. Pas dans Davois ni dans Germond de Lavigne. III. Les Troglodites modernes. Paris, Goujon, Delaunay, 1814, 30 pp. IV. PICHON (L.-A.) : De l'Etat de la France, sous la domination de Napoléon Bonaparte. Paris, J.-G. Dentu, 1814, [4]-XXVI-[2]-299 pp. Davois III, 97. - V. Oraison funèbre de Buonaparte, par une Société de gens de lettres ; prononcée au Luxembourg, au Palais-Bourbon, au Palais-Royal et aux Tuileries. Paris, marchands de nouveautés, 1814, 28 pp. Pastiche composé de phrases empruntées à Champagny, Fontanes, Lacretelle, Monge, Daru, Portalis, Ségur, et à de nombreux mandements épiscopaux. Germond, 23. VI. Réponse à quelques pamphlets contre la Constitution. Paris, marchands de nouveautés, 1814, 28 pp. VII. [GOURBILLON (Joseph-Antoine de) :] La Révolution, l'usurpateur, et le retour des Bourbons, prédits 777 ans avant Jésus-Christ. Vision prophétique, tirée du livre d'Isaïe ; par l'auteur de la Vision, ou Le Spectre de Saint-Dizier. Paris, Le Normant, 1814, XI-90 pp. Pas dans Davois. - VIII. Lettre d'un habitant des Vosges sur MM. Buonaparte, de Chateaubriand, Grégoire, Barruel, etc. ; publiée par M. de Senancour. Paris, marchands de nouveautés, 1814, 35 pp. Ni dans Davois ni dans Germond. IX. GOLDSMITH (Lewis) : Procès de Buonaparte, ou Adresse à tous les souverains de l'Europe ; suivie des proclamations, lettres, réflexions, écrits, enfin de tous les débats survenus jusqu'à ce jour en Angleterre touchant la destination de Napoléon Buonaparte ; traduit de l'anglais par un volontaire royal, avec des notes et réflexions du traducteur. Paris, J. Moronval, 1815, 198 pp. Davois II, 73. X. BARERE DE VIEUZAC (Bertrand) : Les Epoques de la Nation française, et les quatre dynasties. Paris, L. Colas, Delaunay, 23 mai 1815, 21 pp. XI. A Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon. Paris, Chaumerot, 1815, 16 pp. XI. VIENNET (Jean-Pons-Guillaume) : Opinion d'un homme libre sur la Constitution proposée. Paris, Delaunay, avril 1815, 32 pp. Absent de Davois. - XII. LA SALE-FOASSA : Observations critiques sur l'Acte additionnel aux Constitutions de l'Empire. Paris, Delaunay, mai 1815, 29 pp. Absent de Davois. XIII. MAYEUX (F.-J.) : A l'Empereur, sur l'impossibilité de concilier l'Acte additionnel aux Constitutions, avec la majesté, l'indépendance et le bonheur du peuple. Seconde édition. Paris, Babeuf, Delaunay, Pélicier, 1815, [4]-23 pp. Absent de Davois. XIV. [FRITOT (Albert) :] Constitution réformée et proposée à l'acceptation du Peuple français et du Souverain, ou Nécessité et principes élémentaires d'une organisation nationale, démontrés et mis à la portée de tous les citoyens ; par un homme dégagé de tout intérêt personnel, ami de son pays, de l'ordre, de la justice et de la paix. Paris, Chanson, marchands de nouveautés, 1815, 34 pp. XV. GUER (Chevalier de) : Au Roi, aux monarques alliés et à la Nation française. Paris, C.-F. Patris, septembre 1815, [4]-118 pp [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Siege & Defence of Fort Erie.

      [Philadelphia, Pa.: Thomas Desilver, 1816](). Stipple engraving measuring 17 x 11 inches. Plan of Fort Erie showing fortifications, bastions, and battle plan. Includes scale and some topographical details. Was a fold-out plate from Historical Sketches of the Late War, between the United States and Great Britain. Several long tears along folds, moderate foxing. Good.

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         The Statesman's Manual; or the Bible the Best Guide to Political Skill and Foresight: A Lay Sermon Addressed to the Higher Classes of Society

      Printed for Gale and Fenner ? J.M. Richardson ? and Hatchard, London 1816 - First edition. 65, [1, ad], [2], xlvii, [i] pp. 8vo. First edition of Coleridge's lay sermon on the application of Biblical precepts to political thought. This is the first of Coleridge's two lay sermons, written at the behest of his publisher Gale and Fenner, who wished Coleridge to address England's postwar economic distress following victory over Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. This first sermon is a philosophical treatise directed at a learned audience; it was largely met with incomprehension and was viciously attached by Hazlitt. The second sermon, A Lay Sermon, directed to the middle classes and written in a more accessible style, followed in 1817. A third sermon, to be directed to the lower and laboring classes, was announced but never appeared. Ashley I, p. 204; Tinker 695; Wise, Coleridge 36 Later full polished calf, gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere. Joints lightly rubbed, else fine. Bookplate 65, [1, ad], [2], xlvii, [i] pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Sketches in Flanders and Holland, with some account of a tour through parts of those countries, shortly after the battle of Waterloo, in a series of letters to a friend, Londen: Haines & Turner, 1816

      - Groot 4º: geb. in laat 19e-eeuwse halfleren band, op groot papier, 6 + 215 p., ill. (36 handgekleurde aquatinten) Met handtekening van een vorige eigenaar: Richard Krippis (1812-1882), van 1842 tot 1881 bibliothecaris van de Linnaen Society. Lit: Jacobsen Jensen 247; Landwehr 311; Atlas van Stolk 5893; Abbey 187. R0551. Robert Hills (1769-1844) was een Engels aquarellist. Hij bezocht in juli-augustus 1815 in ons land Breda, Dordrecht, Gouda, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Den Haag, Rijswijk, Delft, Rotterdam, Charlois en Maassluis. In de normale uitgave waren slechts 5 van de 36 aquatinten handgekleurd. In deze luxe uitgave zijn alle aquatinten zeer fraai met de hand ingekleurd. Deze aquatinten waren door Hills in omtrek geëtst en door de volgende aquatintgraveurs verder afgewerkt: J. Hill, J.C. Stadler, D. Havell en J. Bailey. Van het huidige Nederland zijn 14 aquatinten opgenomen: 23. Amsterdam, Rembrandthuis met brug en gracht, door Stadler; 24. Haarlem, de oostelijke oever van het Spaarne bij de Korte brug, door Stadler; 25. Drie gezichten langs de Vliet, tussen Leiden en Den Haag, door Stadler; 26. Gezicht op Den Haag vanuit de kant van Delft en gezicht op de duinen en het bos waarin het Huis ten Bosch is gelegen, door Stadler; 27. Den Haag, Huis ten Bosch, door Havell; 28. Drie gezichten langs de vaart tussen Den Haag en Delft, door Stadler; 29. Rijswijk, door Hill; 30. Delft, de Oude kerk met de Oude Delf op de voorgrond, door Havell; 31. Drie gezichten langs de Schie tussen Delft en Rotterdam, door Hill; 32. Rotterdam, de St. Laurenskerk met de Kolk met schepen op de voorgrond, door Havell; 33. IJsselmonde, het veerhuis aan de Maas, door Hill; 34. Charlois, de kerk en omgeving, door Hill; 35. Schetsen van Hollandse klederdracht, door Hill; 36. Hollandse wagens, koetsen, sleden etc., door Hill.

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         Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Dramma giocoso per Musica un quattro Atti da rappresentarsi nel Real Teatro dui Dresden.

      No publisher, Dresden. 1816 - First edition. Small octavo. 127 pages. The libretto is presented in the original Italian with a translation into German. Original gilt boards. This was the third operatic attempt based on the French comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, the first two being by Giovanni Paisiello (1782) and Nicolas Isouard (1796). All three were trumped by Gioachino Rossini's masterpiece of 1816. Morlacchi (1784-1841) was Royal Kapellmeister in Dresden for many years and during his time there he was instrumental in making popular the Italian operatic style. Covers rubbed. Very good indeed. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         LA MORT D'ARTHUR. The most ancient and famous History of the renowned Prince Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

      London: R. Wilks, 1816. In three volumes. 24mo; 5 in. tall. 326, 381 and 377 pp. Bound in full 19th century leather with gilt decorations to boards and spine, leather spine labels, and marbled endpapers. Illustrations: Vol I with engraved frontispiece of the death of Sir Lancelot, vignette title page of the Lady of the Lake offering Arthur the sword, and fold-out plate depicting Arthur and his knights at the Round Table. Vol II with engraved frontispiece of Sir Tristram & Isolde, and vignette title page of the battle of Sir Tristram and Sir Lancelot. Vol III with engraved frontispiece of Arthur drawing the sword from the stone, and vignette title page of Sir Percival fighting the serpent. The vignette title pages are printed from the 1634 edition. The set is housed in a leather and cloth clamshell box with a gilt image of Excalibur. Spines professionally repaired, boards with light scuffing, corners with light wear, plates with light foxing. Vol III front joint beginning to fissure. First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d'Arthur is the source for most subsequent Arthurian literature. The 1485 Caxton edition was followed by editions in 1498, 1529, 1557 and 1634. No further editions were printed until two competing editions in 1816, of which this is one. An important edition of Sir Thomas Malory's compilation of French and English Arthurian romances, which marks the start of modern interest in Arthuriana. NCBEL vol I 674. Grolier 3. Kunitz and Haycraft p. 337. Harvey p. 509, 561-2. Very Good+ in no dust jacket as issued.

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        Handbuch der Naturgeschichte für Landwirthe entworfen von Georg Ernst WilhelmCrone... Mit einem Vorrede von Albrecht Thaer. Erster [und zweiter] Theil Einleitung in die gesammte Naturgeschichte. Allgemeine Pflanzenkunde, Spezielle Pfanzenkunde.

      X, 606 S. mit einer ausfaltbaren tabellerischen Tafeln und neun ausfakltbaren Pfanzentafeln [1] 510 S. mit 12 Kupfertafeln 764 S. 8 Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Titelrückenschild. (ADB). Band 4, S. 607 f.seltenes, üppig illustriertes Werk, sehr gut erhalten. Postum erschienen 1816/1817 erschienen in dieser Reihe ein dritter Teil zur Zoologie.

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