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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Hoffmann").

      Berlin, 21. VII. 1816. - 1 S. 8vo. An seinen Verleger Georg Reimer in Berlin mit einer Entschuldigung dafür, daß er ihn mit der Ablieferung seiner Erzählung "Das Sanktus" so lange warten läßt: "[.] Freund Hitzig kann es bezeugen, wie seit drey Monathen ein ungewöhnlicher Andrang von zeitraubender und Geist anstrengender Arbeit es mir als unmöglich gemacht hat, an etwas anderes zu denken. Von Woche zu Woche hoffte ich die längst im Innern ganz fertige Erzählung: Das Sanktus, vollenden und sie Wolgebohrn persönlich bringen zu können, mit leeren Händen mocht ich nun durchaus nicht kommen [.]". - Hoffmanns Erzählung "Das Sanctus" sollte 1816/1817 im ersten Band der"Nachtstücke" veröffentlicht werden. - Liecht gebräunt und mit kleinen Randläsuren; einige Wörter etwas verwischt.

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        Thomas Jefferson explains why he refuses to publish his private correspondence with Benjamin Rush, "...preventing the publication of his letters, or their getting into hands which might expose him, living, or his character when dead to obloquies from bigots in religion, in politics, or in medicine..."

      Monticello, [Charlottesville, VA], August 17, 1816. 9.75" x 8". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Th: Jefferson"", 1p, 9.75"" x 8"", with conjoined franked address leaf in Jefferson's hand. Addressed to James Mease, Monticello, [Charlottesville, Va.], August 17, 1816. Expected toning. Fine condition.Thomas Jefferson, long since retired to private life, declines the request of Dr. James Mease for copies of Dr. Benjamin Rush?s correspondence with Jefferson. Mease hoped to include them in a volume of Rush?s letters to be published and specifically requested letters pertaining to Rush?s personal views on religion and politics. After demurring, Jefferson discusses at length the differences between personal and official correspondence, with philosophical thoughts on public versus private expression. He closes with assurances that his decision is nothing personal, and of his great respect for Mease: ?I hope, my dear Sir, you will see in my scruples only a sentiment of fidelity to a deceased friend.?In full, ""I have duly received your favor of the 7th inst. requesting me to communicate to you such letters from the late Dr. Rush to myself as I possess on political, religious, and miscellaneous subjects, with a view to their publication. I possess but few such; but these were of extraordinary confidence; insomuch that, on his death, I requested from his family a return of my letters to him on subjects of this character, which they kindly and honorably did return. had I died first, I think it probable he would have made the same request from my family, & with the same view, that of preventing the publication of his letters, or their getting into hands which might expose him, living, or his character when dead, to obloquies from bigots in religion, in politics, or in medicine When we are pouring our inmost thoughts into the bosom of a friend, we lose sight of the world, we see ourselves only in confabulation with another self; we are off our guard; write hastily; hazard thoughts of the first impression; yield to momentary excitement; because, if we err, no harm is done; it is to a friend we have committed ourselves, who knows us, who will not betray us; but will keep to himself what, but for this confidence, we should reconsider, weigh, correct, perhaps reject, on the more mature reflections and dictates of our reason. to fasten a man down to all his unreflected expressions, and to publish him to the world in that as his serious & settled form, is a surprise on his judgment and character. I do not mean an inference that there is anything of this character in Doctor Rush?s letters to me: but only that, having been written without intention or preparation for publication, I do not think it within the office of a friend to give them a publicity which he probably did not contemplate. / I know that this is often the form in which an author chuses to have his ideas made public. When the occasion, the subject, the chastened style evidently indicate this, it may be a good evidence of intention, as direct expression, but in the present case, the occasions were special, the persons and subjects most confidential, and the style the ordinary careless one of private correspondence. Under these circumstances, I hope, my dear Sir, you will see in my scruples only a sentiment of fidelity to a deceased friend, and that you will accept assurances of my great esteem and respect / Th: Jefferson"" James Mease (1771-1846) studied medicine under Benjamin Rush and was a prominent Philadelphia doctor and scientific thinker, graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He helped develop a scientific vineyard, was a member and curator of the American Philosophical Society, was a founder and the first vice president of the Philadelphia Athenaeum, an early lecturer on pharmacy science, and an important early leader in the call for treating veterinary medicine as a science that should be studied similar to human medicine. He served as surgeon during the War of 1812. He devoted considerable time to correspondence among other scientifically-minded individuals around the United States and the world on subjects of horticulture, geology, penal and criminal reform, technology, and medicine. He wrote a book, The Picture of Philadelphia, Giving an Account of its Origin, Increase, and Improvements in Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, Commerce and Revenue (1811), that charted the city and its inhabitants? rise to prominence in American life. He also wrote Observations on the Arguments of Professor Rush in Favor of the Inflammatory Nature of the Disease Produced by the Bite of a Mad Dog, 1801. Mease attended Dr. Rush on his deathbed in 1813. Jefferson's references to religion in his available letters are particularly scarce. Only a handful have ever come to market, most notably the ""synagogue"" letter which sold nearly 30 years ago for around $400,000. This letter is made even more pertinent in light of recent developments and privacy incursions by Internet giants Google and Facebook, and the National Security Agency. "

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        Recherches historiques, bibliographiques, critiques et littéraires, sur le Théâtre de Valenciennes, par G. A. J. H***, de l' Académie Celtique et de plusieurs Sociétés Savantes et Littéraires.

      Paris, Hecart, Libraire, ---. 1816 - In- 8 carré ; X- 179- (1) pp., frontispice gravé (portrait lithographié de Simon Leboucq) ; 1/2 maroquin vert à coins, dos à nerfs orné à la grotesque, tête dorée, rel. de l' ép. signée de Claessens. Deux ff. d' "Additions et Corrections" joints, format petit in- 8, de fait les pp. 181 à 184. Impression sur vélin. Ed. originale, ex. en grand papier vélin filigrané, présentant de notables différences avec l' ex. courant : le format, le papier, l' absence des ff. d' errata, (rajoutés par ailleurs), une eau- forte p. 164 en place d' une vignette sur bois, un fleuron maçonnique sur bois p. 180, la p. étant blanche dans un ex. normal. Ces différences ont été constatées en comparant notre ex. av. un ex. en ligne. Un des travaux majeurs de Hécart, l' infatigable érudit, polygraphe et bibliophile valenciennois, insatiable collectionneur, et franc- maçon dans la tradition des Lumières. Cf. J. Bournonville : "G. Hécart, homme de lettres et franc- maçon". Ex- libris gravé de Merlin d' Estreux de Beaugrenier, (député de Valenciennes en 1822 et 1824), au verso du 1er plat. Qq. rouss. sur le frontispice, sinon très bel ex., non rogné, sauf en tête. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Headlong Hall

      London: Printed for T. Hookham, Jun. and Co, 1816. First edition. pp. [i-ii], [1]-216. Bound without half-title. 1 vols. 12mo. Green calf, a.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf; finely rebacked with gilt spine. First edition. pp. [i-ii], [1]-216. Bound without half-title. 1 vols. 12mo. Peacock's First Novel. A fine copy of Peacock's first novel, following some earlier volumes of verse. "Headlong Hall, the first of his stylish and witty conversation novels, was an immediate success on its publication in December 1815, with a title-page postdated 1816." The novel was written in Marlow, where Peacock had settled with his mother with the support of an annuity from his dear friend Percy Bysshe Shelley. Not in Woolf; Sadleir 1957d

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        A General Digest of the Acts of the Legislatures of the Late

      1816. A Landmark in Louisiana's Legal History Martin, Francois-Xavier [1762-1846]. A General Digest of the Acts of the Legislatures of the Late Territory of Orleans and of the State of Louisiana, And the Ordinances of the Governor Under the Territorial Government: Preceded by the Treaty of Cession, The Constitution of the United States, And of the State, With the Acts of Congress, Relating to the Government of the Country and the Land Claims Therein. Published Under a Resolve of the Legislature. New Orleans: Printed by Peter K. Wagner, 1816. Three volumes. 742; 696; 290, 295-513, [3], 107 pp. Volume III lacking pp. 291-294, which are supplied in facsimile. English and French translation on facing pages. Added title page in French reading: Digeste General des Actes des Legislatures du Territoire d'Orleans et de l'Etat de la Louisiane... Folding table in Volume I. Four pages of contemporary manuscript notes bound to rear of Volume II. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, lettering pieces and gilt fillets to spine. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier near margins, light browning in places, light foxing to text. Faint dampstaining in places, worming to middle leaves of the bottom edge of Volume II with minor loss to margin (text not affected), a bit of edgewear to folding leaf, internally clean. Ex-library. Faint stamps to title pages, hand-lettered inventory numbers to versos. A handsome set. * First edition. One of the great landmarks in Louisiana's history, this was the first post-territorial digest of the Louisiana legislature. It contains the treaty ceding the Territory of Louisiana to the United States and, on pp. 601-691 of Volume I, the infamous Code Noir of 1685, which ordered the expulsion of the Jews from French colonies, banned non-Catholic practices there and provided a system for the regulation of slavery. Martin was an important figure in the legal history of the south. A French-born lawyer, judge, author, translator, printer and historian, he began his career in North Carolina. He later moved to the Louisiana territory, where he played the leading role in the reorganization of its legal system. Appointed attorney-general when Louisiana became a state, he is considered the father of Louisiana jurisprudence. The manuscript pages at the end of Volume II are an index. Jum

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        The Arabian antiquities of Spain.

      London, Cadell & Davies [letterpress printed by William Bulmer?], 1 June 1815 [= 1812-1816]. - Double elephant folio (675 x 500 mm). (4), 21, (1) pp. plus engraved title and plates. With engraved title-page, engraved headpiece to the introduction (dated 28 April 1812), engraved section title ("Description of the palace of the Alhambra") and 97 numbered plates, plus an additional plate 8 with the same number but with a different engraving (included in the table of the plates) and 4 other additional plates not in the table of the plates (79, 80, 86a & 86b). Contemporary red half goatskin morocco, curl-marbled sides and endpapers, gilt edges. First edition of an impressive work on the art and architecture of Moorish Spain, published in instalments from 1813 to 1816. It contains a total of 102 striking plates, including the four additional plates usually found only in Bohn's reissue published c. 1830. The plates are preceded by a short introduction, a table of the plates, and descriptions of each of the plates. The first 9 (8 numbered) plates show the Mosque at Córdoba, followed by a view of the bridge of Córdoba, while the rest of the work is devoted to the extraordinary complex of the Alhambra. It contains scenic as well as architectural views, several plans and details of the ornaments, inscriptions and other decorations. - The introduction states this work was published so as to "enable the reader to form an accurate estimate of the very high state of excellence to which the Spanish Arabs attained in the Fine Arts, while the rest of Europe was overwhelmed with ignorance and barbarism". It was completed posthumously from the drawings of the Irish architect James Cavanah Murphy (1760-1814), who visited the Alhambra and the Mosque at Córdoba in 1802. Some of the plates were based on engravings from the 1780 "Antigüedades árabes de España", although Murphy has clearly seen and redrawn their subjects. Although the book names only the publisher, not the printer, the type used for the letterpress preliminaries appears to be William Bulmer's, cut by William Martin. Bulmer is famous for his fine printing under the influence of the early work of Didot and Bodoni. The book is printed on enormous sheets of Whatman wove paper, the size Whatman introduced in 1772 under the name "Double Elephant" (67 x 102 cm). Although the book has no quire signatures, so that it might be supposed to be a 1mo, the "J Whatman" watermark appears faintly along the short edge of half the leaves, that is once in each sheet, along one half of the long edge. - Some foxing throughout, but all plates are printed with very clear impressions. The spine is slightly faded. A good copy of a work with beautiful plates, removed from the library of the Château de Dampierre. BAL 2220. Palau 186.308. Lowndes III, 1635. Sinclair, Bibliography of art and architecture in the Islamic world 10707. Graesse IV, 631. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Loidis and Elmete: Or, An Attempt to Describe Districts Described in those Words by Bede; and Supposed to Embrace the Lower Portions of Aredale and Wharfdale Together with the Entire Vale of Calder etc. Also: Ducatus Leodiensis: or, The Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes and Parts Adjacent etc, Musaeum Thoresbyanum

      Printed by B Dewhirst for Robinson, Son, and Houldsworth, Leeds and John Hurst, Wakefield, Leeds; Wakefield, 1816. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Volume I. Loidis and Elmete: Or, An Attempt to Describe Districts Described in those Words by Bede; and Supposed to Embrace the Lower Portions of Aredale and Wharfdale Together with the Entire Vale of Calder in the County of York. Volume II. Ducatus Leodiensis: or, The Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes and Parts Adjacent, in the West-Riding of the County of York. With the Pedigrees of Many of the Nobility and Gentry, and Other Matters Relating to Those Parts; Extracted from Records, Original Evidences, and Manuscripts. To Which is Added, at the Request of Several Learned Persons, A Catalogue of His Museum, with the Curiosities Natural and Artificial, and the Antiquities, Particularly the Roman, British, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Scotch Coins, With Modern Medals. Also A Catalogue of Manuscripts, the Various Editions of the Bible, and of Books Published in the Infancy of the art of Printing. With An Account of some unusual Accidents that have attended some Persons, attempted after the manner of Dr Plot. 2 matching large folio volumes, rebound in grey covers with cream linen spine, spine label on volume II, sound binding, clean end-papers, pages and plates, includes fold-out pedigrees. Occasional smudges and some light foxing, particularly on some plates. Decorated capitals throughout. Pages have a light aroma of tobacco smoke. These are two matching volumes. Volume I contains: half-title page, frontis portrait, title-page with pasted vignette, text: 404pp, Appendix and Index: 88pp, Instructions to binder. Plates are: Portrait of the Author; Monument of Walker and Beckett (missing); Trinity Church; Portrait of Re. Miles Atkinson; Portrait of William Hey Esq. ; Leeds Library; Cloister Quadrangle of Kirkstall Abbey from the South West; North West Door of Kirkstall Abbey; Gledhow (missing); Figure of Redwald, King of East Angles, in Painted Glass, at Osmundthorpe; Temple Newsom; Tomb of Scargill at Whitkirk; Monument of Lady Elizabeth Hastings; Nave and Ground Plan of Sherburne Church; Saxon Fortification at Berwick in Elmet; Tomb of Lord Dacre at Towton; Tomb of the Teutoniei or Tyas Family at Lede Chapel; Earth Work at Bardsey; Church ad Barsey, Porch and Interior; Harewood Castle with the Ground Plan; Arch in the Hall of Harewood Castle; Armorial Bearings formerly in the Castle, Castle Chapel and the parish Church of Harewood; Harewood House; Tomb of Lord Chief Justice Gasgoigne; Porch at Adel; Arch at the Entrance of the Choir in the Church of Adel; Norman Capitals in the Church of Adel; Roman Altars found at Adel; Monuments in the Church at Otley; Tomb of the Palmes Family in Otley Church; Gateway to the Flower Garden at Farnley; Bay Window & Flower Garden at Farnley; Nave and Part of the Choir of Guiseley Church; Room in which the Murder is supposed to have been committed in Calverley Hall; Chapel of Calverly Hall; Tomb of Mirfield at Batley; Howley Hall as it appeared when entire; Remains of Howley Hall; Ancient Doorways at Howley; Swillington Hall; Tomb and Monument of Sir Roberton Waterton (missing); Saxon Sculptures at Dewsbury with a tomb of later date; Sculptured Stones form the Saxon Church at Desbury; Cross of Paulinus and Saxon Tomb at Dewsbury; Tomb of a Thornhill in the Church at Thornhill; Chapel and Monuments of the Saville Family in the Church at Thornhill; Tombs at Thornhill; Arms and Quarterings of Beaumont of Whitley Beaumont; Tomb of Sir Richard Beaumont at Kirkheat; Bewling Hall; Celts etc found near Halifax; Statue of Archbishop Tillotson at Sowerby. Vignettes include: St. Paul's Church; Leeds Infirmary; Skyrak Oak; Charters relating to Chapel Allerton; Cross at Sherburn Church; Arms and Inscription over the Entrance of Harewood Castle; North Elevation of the Church at Adel; Flower Garden Porch at Farnley; Tomb and Monument in the Church at Weston; Gateway at Howley Hall; Window in the Chapel at Liversedge Hall; Statue of King Oswald; Parish Church of Wakefield; Robin Hood's Grave; Chantry on the Bridge at Wakefield;Remnant of the House of the Savilles at Thornhill; Fortification of Almonbury; Miryshaw. Pedigrees inserted are: Sheepshanks and York of Leeds; Dixon; Lords of Harewood; Lascelles, Earls of Harewood; Fawkes of Farnley; Duneley of Bramhope; Stansfeld of Stansfeld Hall; Rookes ofRoydes Hall; Vavasour of Weston; Tong of Tong; Tempest of Bracewell and Tong; Lowther of Lonsdale and Swillington; Savile of Mexborough; Beaumont of Whitley; Sharp of Little Houghton (Horton); Smyth of Heath and Holbeck Volume II. Half title-page; Frontis, title-page with pasted vignette; dedcation pages (2); dedication page to Peregrine-Hyde, Lord Marquis of Caermarthen etc; Preface v-xvi; Dedication page to William Rooke and John Walker; Life of the Author i-xvii; plate of Leeds; text of Ducatus Leodiensis, 265pp; Addenda by Dr George Hickes; Text with Appendix 125pp, Text with Appendix 159pp; Index; Directions to Binder. Plates are: Portrait of Thoresby; The Prospect of Leeds from Knostrop Road; Portrait of Mr John Harrison; St. John's Church, Leeds; Parish Church, Leeds; Monument of Henry Thoresby, of Thoresby Esq.; Moot-Hall, Leeds; Plate of Coins in Catalogue of Antiquities; Arms and Quarterings of the Danby's of Danby in the Appendix; Plate of Antiquities in the Rarities; Thorpe on the Hill (bound into Volume I). Vignettes include: West Door to Kirkstall Abbey, with Whitaker's Arms impaled with Thoresby's; The Grammar School, Leeds; Halifax Church. Inserted Pedigrees are: Wilson of Leeds, Poole of Leeds & the Milnes of Wakefield and Fryston; Armytage of Kirklees; Totty of Allerton Gleadow; Howard, Duke of Norfolk; Milner of Pudsey; Hutton of Marske; Neviles of Holbeck and Chevet; Wentworth of Wooley and Hickleton; Hewley and Wolrich; Milner of Nun-Appleton; Blayds of Leeds & Oulton; Fentons of Leeds; Ingram, Lord Viscount Irwin; Wentworth, Earl of Strafford. Additional Pedigrees include: Dukes of Leeds; Sykes of Sykes Dyke; Copley; Harrison; Bathurst; Eyre; Simpson; Richardson; Revot; Neale; Thornton; Tomlinson; Rockley; Todd; Lawson; Dyneley; Scudamore; Sharp; Clifford; Boyle; Fairfax; Wombwell; Morris; Cooke; Hodgson; Perrot; Watkinson; Lodge; Pawson; Bright; Atkinson; Bland; Rodes; Portington; Washington; Spencer; Baynes; Iveson; Folkingham; Osmunde; Skelton; Thornhill; Calverley; Mauliverer; Torre; Hardwick; Passelew; Bourchier; Berehaughe; Brearey; Parker; Ashton; Malby; Beckwith; Hickes (penciled note); Ibbetson; Brudenell; Wade; Foxcroft; Kirke; Stanhope; Rawden; Hawkesworth; Gascoigne; Cary; Fletcher; Hopton; Stapleton; Ingleby; Farrer; Gale; Beeston; Bland; Darcy; Harebred; Saltonstall; Witham; Hastings; Lawson; Wharton; Matthew and Williams; Clayton; Pudsey; Kitchingman; Dickinson; Akeroyd. Size: Large folio. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 4 kg. Inventory No: 50315080330. . 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        Mont Blanc and the Lake of Geneva (with view of the Mont Blanc). 'View from the Jura'.

      n.d. (1816),. 10x16.5 cm, Original watercolour. / Aquarelle originale et lavis d'encre sur papier epais, 1 feuille avec passepartout.. Inscription a l'encre au dos 'Mont-Blanc & the Lake of Geneva'. 'View from the Jura. By J.-J. Calutta'.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments: together with the Apocrypha. Translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised ... To which are added, an index: an alphabetical table of all the names ... and, what has never been added, an account of the lives ... of the apostles and evangelists

      Brattleborough, VT: [printed and sold by J. Holbrook],. 1816. First Brattleborough and first Holbrook edition, published by subscription; thick 4to, pp. 930, [2], 56 (Brown's Concordance ... revised and corrected, with sepatate title page also dated 1816); text in double column; 2 inserted engraved title pages (O.T. and N.T.), frontispiece, 17 engraved or woodcut plates, 5 engraved maps (2 folding, 1 with repair at fold; several hand-colored), 2 pro-forma leaves of "Family Record;" original full paneled sheep, red and black morocco labels on gilt- decorated spine; Vermont Historical Socity duplicate, with bookplate and rubberstamp marked withdrawn; the front joint reglued, without the rear free endpaper, moderte dampstaining in the corners of the prelims, a number of minor blemishes and stains throughout, but in all a good, sound copy, collated and complete. With the ownership signature of C[hester] W[illiam] Houghton, 1816, and with a series of Houghton family names recorded in the Family Register, including C. W.'s marriage to Hetty Wyman, C. W., Jr., George Washington Houghton, Mary Jane Houghton, Fanny Wyman Houghton, Sophia Houghton, and Edward Lamb Houghton. Hills, English Bible in America, 293

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        Les Bedouins, ou Arabes du desert. Ouvrage publie d'apres les notes inedites de Dom Raphael, sur les moeurs, usages, lois, coutumes civiles et religieuses de ces peuples.

      Paris, Ferra jeune, 1816.. 12mo. 3 vols. X, 238 pp. With 8 steel engraved plates. (4), 166 pp. With 6 steel engraved plates. (4), 279 pp. With 10 steel engraved plates. Contemp. long grained red morocco, decorated raised bands, gilt fillet and decorative frames on covers, gilt edges.. First edition of this early study of the Bedouins of Egypt and Syria, covering their manners, laws, civil and religious customs. Illustrated with 24 steel engraved plates by Charlin after F. Massart and finely watercoloured at the time. The notes by Dom Raphael were most probably taken during the French occupation of Egypt. Raphael Monachis (Rufa'il Zakhur) was born in Egypt of Syriac ancestry and was a monk in the Greek community in Cairo. He was an Arab member of the French Institute of Egypte and the first interpreter of the Diwan from Cairo. - Rare complete copy, some corners slightly scuffed, spine faded, otherwise in good condition. - Macro 1555. Gay 3587. OCLC 25988256.

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        The narrative of Robert Adams, a sailor, who was wrecked on the Western coast of Africa in the year 1810, was detained three years in slavery by the Arabs of the Great Desert, and resided several months in the city of Timbuctoo. With a map, notes, and an appendix.

      London, John Murray, 1816. 4to. XXXIX + (1 blank) + 231 s. Kart. Samt. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Ryggen fornyet. Nyere forsatspapir. Litt brunplettet. Kartet med rift samt med fagmessig reparert rift.. Cont. half leather with 5 raised bands. Map. Rebacked. New endpapers. Occasional browning. Map with tear (5 cm) and one skilfully repaired tear

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Des Pflanzenreichs fünfter Theil.

      Wien [Anton Pichler] 1816 - Kl-8; 5 Bll. (inkl. Kupfertitel), 730 pp, 66 (statt 68?) altkolor. Kupfertafeln; HLdr. d. Zt. mit gold- u. blindgepr. Rücken (berieben, Bindung stellenweise gelockert); gelegentlich etwas stock- bzw. fingerfleckig oder knittrig, einzelne Wurmspuren und kl. Mängel im Rand; einige wenige Tafeln mit minimalem Farbabklatsch. - Bei 2 Taf. Reihenfolge vertauscht, 2 Taf. fehlen oder sind in Numerierung ausgelassen. Zu Nissen 2152. - G. T. Wilhelm (1758-1811), protestant. Pfarrer, suchte im Geist der Aufklärung und der Naturtheologie nützliche Kenntnisse in unterhaltsamer Form zu verbreiten. Einer von insgesamt 10 Teilen der "Unterhaltungen aus dem Pflanzenreiche", nach Wilhelms Tod bearb. von G. A. Neuhofer. Mit Kapiteln über Beerenobst, exotische Früchte, Gewürze, Öle und Zucker sowie ihre Verarbeitung. Wiener Nachdruck der Augsburger Originalausgabe, die Kupfer neu gestochen von J. Schaly. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Taschenbuch für Freunde altdeutscher Zeit und Kunst auf das Jahr 1816, Mit Kupfern,

      Köln, Du Mont-Schauberg, o.J. [1816],. 8°, XIV, 389 S. mit allen 5 Kupern (sowie den vorgebundenen Trenn- bzw. Schutzblättern), hellgrüne Lackpapiervorsätze, Rundumgoldschnitt, illustr. original Pappband im mit rotem Leder bezogenen und dezent randvergoldteten original Pappschuber mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung, insg. nur wenig altersspuriges Exemplar, das wohl nur selten dem Schuber entnommen wurde (prez) Im wundarber illustrierten Originaleinband und im original Schuber zudem sehr selten!

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        Three-volume Manuscript Course Book

      Silloth, Cumbria: Green-Row Academy,, 1816-7. I. Navigation & Algebra; II. Arithmetic; III. Gauging and Land Surveying. 3 volumes quarto (253 × 197 mm) Contemporary mottled half calf, marbled boards, red morocco labels, compartments formed by single gilt foliate roll. Water-colour title page to volume I, folding map with compass rose "A Chart from England to the Cape Verde Islands", folding diagrammatic plate, folding table, numerous diagrams to the text, some with outline colour, over 1,100 pages of manuscript text. A little rubbed and bumped, spines somewhat craquelured, head- and tail-cap of volume II chipped, light browning to contents, else very good. Highly attractive, and well-executed examples of these manuscript course/exercise books, covering a technical syllabus typical of those designed for boys destined for nautical or clerical careers. They were produced by a pupil at Joseph Saul's exceptional Green Row Academy, near Silloth in Cumbria. Saul was the son of a Quaker minister from Beckfoot a few miles down the coast from Silloth, who began his career as a tutor in 1783, with two just pupils, a number which by 1811 had grown to 135. An advertisement in the Carlisle Journal form July 1812 runs as follows; "At Green-row young gentlemen are boarded and taught the English, Latin, Greek and French Languages. Writing, Stenography, Drawing, Arithmetic, Booking [bookkeeping], the Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. In Navigation, Geography, and Astronomy the Students are accommodated with Maps, Globes, Sextants, Telescopes, etc. and in the several branches of the Natural Philosophy they have the use of appropriate Apparatus. The French language is taught by a native of France, and drawing by a student of the Royal Academy … Terms 25 guineas per annum" (Grainger & Collingwood, Register & Records of Holm Cultram). The school was visited by John Christian Curwen, lord of the manor of Workington, twice MP for Carlisle, abolitionist and a notable liberal reformer, after praising the management he continued; "No noise! and yet the gaiety which was discoverable in every face proclaimed this not to be the reluctant submission effected by the fear of punishment but the fruit of an early sense of propriety. To my astonishment, I was in the next room to 135 boys at supper, without being incommoded … I do not know how higher eulogium can be made on any man that to state he was the author of what must procure so much happiness … A further gratification arises from contemplating what Mr. Saul has done. He was educated in this parish, and affords an instance of what the good sense and spirit of the inhabitants off this district are capable of effecting when properly called into exertion". Interesting piece with an appeal both to pedagogical and regional history.

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        Magna Carta, Regis Johannis XV. Die Junii Anno Regni XVII, A D MCCXV

      1816. "The Most Magnificent of All Editions" [Magna Carta]. [Whittaker, John, Publisher)]. Magna Carta: Regis Johannis XV. Die Junii Anno Regni XVII. A.D. MCCXV. London: Apud Johannis Whittaker, 1816. 12 ff. Folio (17" x 14"). Contemporary gilt-tooled morocco, textured-cloth central panels to boards, the front has a central gilt-tooled title panel (reading Magna Carta, Printed in Letters of Gold), patterned lilac-colored endpapers, ribbon marker. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends bumped, soiling, a few stains and a few scuffs to boards, cracks in text block between front free endpaper and title page and final leaf and free endpaper. Printed in gold on card, initial at beginning of text decorated by hand in watercolor with royal regalia and floral border, probably designed by Thomas Willement. Light toning, occasional finger smudges, small inkspot to first text leaf (with offsetting to verso of title page). * As Lowndes has pointed out, Whittaker published "the most magnificent of all editions of the Magna Carta." Although all are printed in gold, rarely are two copies alike. Some were printed on colored vellum and even jeweled, all have different levels of ornamentation. Some have a list of Barons. The present copy contains the text of Magna Carta only, printed on glazed card, and is richly bound. Lowndes, Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature (Revised edition, 1864) II:1450..

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        John Mawe's Verf. der Mineralogie von Derbyshire, Reisen in das Innere von Brasilien, vorzüglich nach den dortigen Gold- und Diamantendistrikten, auf Befehl des Prinzen Regenten von Portugal unternommen. Nebst einer Reise nach dem la Plata Fluß, und einer historischen Auseinandersetzung der letzten Revolution in Buenos Ayres. Erste [und] zweite Abtheilung.

      Bamberg u Leipzig Karl Friedr Kunz u 1817 1816 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. 2 Teile in einem Band. 8°. [5] Blatt, 224 Seiten; (225)-556 Seiten (pag. 558). Zwischen Seite 556 und 558 fünf nicht paginierte Seiten. Pappband der Zeit, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Rückenschild in Fragmenten erhalten. Vorderschnitt beschriftet mit Namensvermerk. Exlibris. Beide Buchdeckel innen mit Bleistift beschrieben. Die ersten und letzten Blatt angestaubt (siehe Abb.), ein teil der Seiten mit dezentem Wasserrand. 2 Seiten mit kleinem Vermerk (Tinte), eine Seite mit Bleistiftkreisen verziert. Wenige Blatt fleckig, eine Seite mit Randriss, ansonsten sauber. Trotz der vielzahl kleiner Mängel insgesamt ordentliches, festes Exemplar. 0,530 gr. Pappband der Zeit, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In occasione del solenne ingresso in Parma di Sua Maestà la principessa Imperiale Maria Luigia Arciduchessa d'Austria duchessa di Parma, Piacenza e Guastalla. Poesie.

      dalla Stamperia Imperiale (Bodoni), Parma 1816 - In-folio imperiale (460x330 mm.), pp. 119. Ritratto della principessa Maria Luigia inciso da Rosaspina e tratto da un dipinto di Jean-Baptiste Isabey. Legatura moderna in mezzo marocchino rosso. Bell'esemplare in barbe. Edizione nella variante B, impresso su carta velina azzurra di grande formato. Questa variante venne ignorata dal Brooks (n.1173) che ebbe modo di vedere solo la cdt. variante A, fatta in folio piccolo e su carta ordinaria. Gli autori di questa antologia poetica sono Sanvitale, Cerati, Giordani, Bottioni e Rossetti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wellingtons Sieg oder die Schlacht bey Vittoria. Für das Piano-Forte. 91tes Werk.

      Wien, Steiner, (1816).. 1 Kupfertitel., 29 S. (1 S. typographische "Pränumerations-Anzeige, S. 2 - 29 Notendruck). Quer-4°. Pp. des 20. Jahrhunderts mit Deckelschild.. (Steiner Platten Nummer C.D.S. 2361). - Erste Ausgabe des von Beethoven selbst bearbeiteten Klavierauszugs (enthält die mit Februar 1816 datierte "Pränumerations-Anzeige", die fehlende Angabe zum "Preis" und den Druckfehler "Marlbroug" auf S. 5) - Kinsky 255. - "Der Tüftler, Erfinder und Musikmechaniker Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, mit dem Beethoven zu dieser Zeit befreundet war - Mälzel baute auch Hörrohre für den Komponisten - hatte als erster die Idee, aus der Niederlage der Franzosen ein Musikstück zu machen. Er überzeugte Beethoven, für seinen Musikautomaten, das sogenannte Panharmonikon, eine Siegessinfonie zu komponieren. Wahrscheinlich schon während der Übertragung auf den Zylinder des Automaten stellte Mälzel fest, wie musikalisch ausufernd Beethovens Werk geworden war - und damit wie inkommensurabel für eine Maschine, die mit abspielbaren Zylindern arbeitete. Er schlug Beethoven daher vor, die Komposition für großes Orchester umzuarbeiten und der Sieges-Sinfonie auch noch ein musikalisches Schlachtengemälde und eine Intrada voranzustellen. Nach heutigen Maßstäben gehört 'Wellington's Sieg' sicherlich nicht zu Beethovens Meisterwerken und wird ob seiner Banalität belächelt. 1813/14 traf das Werk allerdings den Zeitgeschmack und wurde für Beethoven und Mälzel zu einem rauschenden Erfolg. Zusammen mit der 7. Symphonie wurde op. 91 am 8. und 12. Dezember 1813 in einem Benefizkonzert zugunsten invalider Soldaten uraufgeführt" (www.beethoven-haus-bonn.de). - Im Gegenzug zu vielen anderen Werken hat Ludwig van Beethoven die vorliegende Klavierfassung selbst bearbeitet. - Durchgehend etw. fleckig und gebräunt. Titel mit Resten eines hs. Namens. Restaurierte Randläsuren.

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        The Prisoner Of Chillon

      MURRAY, JOHN, LONDON 1816 - First Edition-2nd state-1816. A handsome copy in 1/4 green calf with green marbled boards, pastedowns and endpapers- brown morocco spine with slightly faded gilt lettering. Front endpaper slightly torn (but attached)- 60pp. with 5 pp. ads- with 22 blank pages at rear. A third canto of Childe Harold- including "The Prisoner of Chillon" and 7 other poems including "Churchill's Grave", "The Dream" and "Prometheus". Overall condition is very good--slightly discolored edges to pages--however no foxing or markings--a bit of edgewear to spine and front edges and corner--as to be expected. Binding tight and square. Also available-- a matching copy of "Mazeppa" (1819) . Additional scans available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations critiques sur l'ouvrage intitulé Génie du Christianisme suivi EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Delaunay, 1816. Fine. Delaunay, Paris 1816, 12,5x20,5cm, relié. - First Edition rare. Bound in half brown sheepskin with corners, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets and cold traces of rubbings on spine, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats brown paper, corners bumped, contemporary binding. Copy almost free of freckles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare. Reliure en demi basane marron à coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et à froid, traces de frottements sur le dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier marron, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseur.

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        Taktisches Lehrbuch für einen jungen Soldaten zum Unterrichte der Kadeten der k.k.Ingenieur Akademie, in vier Abschnitte getheilt. Erster Abschnitt: Leitfaden zum Unterricht in den Dienstpflichten

      - eines Soldaten oder die Disciplin; XVI und 344 Seiten und 80 Seiten Anhang; 7 ausfaltbare Pläne und Schautafeln in Kupferstich (Tafeln 4 bis 7 stellen Gewehre bzw. Gewehrteile dar); originaler Halblederband (22x14cm) mit marmorierten Deckeln; Georg Überreuter Wien 1816 (zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage). Seltenes Werk in guter Erhaltung und komplett mit allen!!! Tafeln, auch mit den seltenen Gewehrdarstellungen, die gewöhnlich, falls der seltne Band einmal auftaucht, immer fehlen. Vorderdeckel etwas abgerieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A description of the correct method of waltzing, the truly fashionable species of dancing, that, from the graceful and pleasing beauty of its movements, has obtained an ascendancy over every other department of that public branch of education. Part I. Containing a correct explanatory description of the several movements and attitudes in German and French waltzing. ...... Illustrated by engravings, from original designs and drawings, by J.H.A. Randall

      London, printed for the author, 2, Greville Street, Hatton Garden: published by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones. 1816. 8vo., with a fine folding coloured frontispiece showing couples waltzing, 6 other uncoloured engraved plates, (1) + lxi + (1) + 63 - 113 + (4) leaves, without the final advertisement for New Works> referred to by Abbey, printed throughout on rectos only, original pink boards with green glazed paper spine, printed title label, some wear to head and foot of spine, entirely uncut. A fine copy. First edition: scarce. C.W. Beaumont, Bibliography of dancing> (1929) pp.194-195. Abbey, Life>, 420. Magriel, Bibl. of Dancing>, (1936) p.107. A milestone in the history of English dance. Thomas Wilson (fl. 1800-1839), dancing-master and writer, was active in London during the early 19th century. His career probably began at the King's Theatre Opera House; from the early 1800s he taught at his own dancing academy, variously based at Bedford Row, Ludgate Hill, and Hatton Garden, where he was assisted by his wife and sufficient staff to form sets for any of the social dances then popular. When in 1816 Wilson published A description of the correct method of waltzing>, it 'probably followed the appearance of the shocking new dance at the Prince Regent's ball on 13 July 1816*, and its introduction to Almack's assembly rooms by one of its patronesses, Princess Lieven, a leading London society hostess. ...... Wilson's work at the theatre - where he would have helped to train many of the opera dancers—together with his teaching and writing activities, had a direct impact on the style and performance of social dancing. He was very much a traditionalist, preferring the allemande or German style of waltz, in which the dancers had intertwining arms, to the close hold which so scandalized sections of society, and which became beloved of the aristocracy. Wilson's manuals explain the figures in text and illustration, and several are accompanied by music suitable for each dance, and all fully describe the correct style and manner of performance, together with the correct ballroom etiquette expected of both ladies and gentlemen. This was an issue on which Wilson was at great pains to instruct his readers, as he feared standards of dancing would be ?'perverted into a chaos of riot and confusion?' if left to decline any further. ......... Some modern writers have commented that Wilson's figure descriptions can be difficult to follow, and that the more complicated, balletic steps that Wilson included were in fact the province of only a few extremely accomplished dancers. Despite Wilson's traditional and conservative stance, later generations are indebted to him for a comprehensive description of the most popular social dances of this period.' [Gail Ford in ODNB]. The plates in this book are worth noting. The extended coloured frontispiece of a ballroom with nine couples dancing the waltz, with a seven-piece orchestra in a box at the side of the room, the women in a variety of most elegant and colourful Empire-style dresses, the men in white cravats and tails. The other engravings include one showing 'the five positions (of the feet) in dancing', another a 'sketch shewing the movements performed within the circle formed in waltzing', while the remaining four plates are of music adapted to various named waltzes. * It is worth noting that the coloured plate here was published by Sherwood & Co. of London on July 14th 1816.

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        A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits & Present State of the Gypsies. Designed to develop the Origin on this singular People, and to promote the Amelioration of their Condition. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY IN ORIGINAL BOARDS

      Printed for the Author, and Sold by Wm. Alexander, York 1816 8vo., First Edition, some very minor spotting (mainly marginal); original grey - blue boards, vellum back, paper label lettered in manuscript (a little chipped and faded), uncut, a remarkably crisp, clean copy. A SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO JOSEPH STORRS, WITH THE FORMER'S HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. With 2pp of publisher's advertisments of other works (including the revised edition of Hoyland's 'Epitome of the History of the World') bound in at end. John Hoyland (1750 - 1831), Quaker, writer on gipsies and author of other works, wrote this seminal study as a result of 'observing the very destitute and abject condition of the Gipsy race in the counties of Northampton, Bedford and Hertford'. The work is based on that of Grellman. For further details on Hoyland, his temporary disassociation with Quaker society (due apparently to his romantic entanglement with a gipsy girl) and his involvement with gipsies in general, see DNB. PRESENTATION COPIES FROM HOYLAND ARE RARE. A SPLENDID COPY IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL WORKS ON GIPSIES EVER WRITTEN.

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        BURGHAUSEN. "Schloß von Burghausen". Teil der Burg mit vierfach gekröpftem Turmvorsprung, viereckigem Zinnenturm und Torturm sowie bewachsenen Burgmauern, an denen zwei Edelleute und ein Falkner entlangreiten.

      - Kreidelithographie von Simon Quaglio, 1816, 31 x 23,5 cm. Winkler 643,2; Maillinger I,3000; Lentner 7326: "Seltenes, dekoratives Blatt". - Inkunabel der Lithographie.

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        Schloß von Burghausen". Teil der Burg mit vierfach gekröpftem Turmvorsprung, viereckigem Zinnenturm und Torturm sowie bewachsenen Burgmauern, an denen zwei Edelleute und ein Falkner entlang reiten.

      - Kreidelithographie, 1816, 31 x 23,5 cm. Winkler 643,2; Maillinger I,3000; Lentner 7326: "Seltenes, dekoratives Blatt". - Inkunabel der Lithographie.

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        Die Staats-National-Wirthschaft. Versuch über die Gesetze zu Leitung und Beförderung der National-Produktion, der Landwirthschaft, der Gewerbe und des Handels. Nach den Grundsätzen der National-Oekonomie. Aarau: H.R. Sauerländer, 1816.

      - First edition of the sixth volume in Reichsgraf von Soden's Nazional-Ökonomie (9 vols, Leipzig, Aarau and Nuremberg, 1805–24). This volume is concerned with economic legislation. The fifth volume had been about finance (Leipzig, 1811), and the seventh would go on to deal with policing (Aarau, 1818), the eighth with education (Aarau, 1824) and the ninth with state administration (Nuremburg 1824). 'Inspired by Adam Smith's ideas about production and distribution of the wealth of nations, Soden conceptualized his voluminous work Nazional-Ökonomie into a German version of Smith's political economy. Soden and Ludwig Heinrich von Jakob, professor of cameralism at the University of Halle, claimed to be the first to create the term 'Nationalökonomie' for the new science, 'which worked out the principles of all public institutions and measures' and which was based on laws similar to the laws of nature' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo,iv, 376, [1] pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, lightly rubbed, spine ruled gilt with red label, edges green, fresh and unspotted, without stamps or inscriptions, a fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unbekannter Titel /Unknown title) //

      1816 - Weiß gehöhte Lithographie auf braunem Papier; 35 x 25 cm (Blattgröße: 38 x 30 cm); bez.: "Dessinè sur pier(re) par le Conseillier de Cour Hattenberger, 1816." //

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        Vollständiges Rheinisches Kochbuch. Oder Anleitung zur Bereitung der ausgesuchtesten, geschmackvollsten und größtentheils noch nicht bekannten Speisen, als Suppen, Saftbrühen, Fleisch- und Mehlspeisen aller Art, Gemüsen, Backereyen, Compots, Gellees, Cremen etc. etc. Ferner wie man die geliebtesten Gemüse gut und mit Beybehaltung ihres natürlichen Ansehens sowohl einmachen als aufbewahren kann. Aus eigener Erfahrung zusammengetragen und herausgegeben. Nebentitel "Die Karlsruher Köchin oder Erfahrungen, wie man alle Arten Mehlspeisen, Backereyen, Pasteten, Braten, Fische, Gelees und andere im täglichen Gebrauch vorkommenden Speisen bereiten, auch wie man Früchte auf die wohlfeilste Art ein machen und aufbewahren kann".

      Karlsruhe, Marx, 1816.. Gr. 8°. 3 Bl., 541 S., 20 S. OPpbd. d. Zt. (berieben u. bestoßen). Deutsch;. ERSTAUSGABE: Weiss: 3748.- Auktion Walterspiel 502 (950 SFr.).- Dittmar 1623. Der Mundkoch des Grossherzogs von Baden schrieb auch ein Buch für die jüd. Küche, auch dieses sehr selten. Seiten finger- und braunfleckig teilweise stärker.

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        Beautiful one page Presidential ALS by James Madison advising Virginia Governor William Cary on the state of the first, and highly important comprehensive survey of the coast of the United States

      Washington, May 17, 1816. 8" x 9.75". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""James Madison,"" as President, 1 page, 8"" x 9.75"", Washington, May 17, 1816 [to Virginia Governor William C. Nicholas (1761-1820)] concerning the prospects for a hydrographic survey of several Virginia Rivers including the Potomac and York as well as the Hampton Roads region, but rejecting the idea of retaining Ferdinand Hassler, the head of the United States Coastal Survey, due to competing demands on the surveyor's time. Expected mailing folds, a few light soiled spots from a paperclip, else fine condition. In 1816, the Virginia legislature authorized funds to produce ""an accurate Map of the State to be made from actual surveys."" Learning that Madison's superintendent of the U.S. Coastal Survey, Ferdinand Hassler, had recently returned from Europe with surveying instruments unavailable in America, Governor Carey wished to know if a survey of the Virginia coast had been performed or planned, and if Mr. Hassler's services could be retained by his state (Carey to Madison, May 10, 1816, Library of Congress). Seven days later, Madison responded: ""I have duly received your letter of May 10. It is true as you have understood, that Mr. Hassler is ingaged [sic], under an Act of Congress, to make a survey of the Coasts & of the U.S. and that he procure for the purposes instruments of peculiar excellence. But the survey is not yet commenced, and it is not probable that it will be extended to Virginia during the ensuing summer. You will infer, of course, that neither Mr. Hassler nor the Instruments can be spared for any other service. A survey of the Potowmac [sic] for any distance above its mouth is not likely to fall within the general survey provided for. Particular surveys of York river at least as far as York Town, and of Hampton Roads, have been made under the direction of the Navy Board; by Capt. Sinclair. A copy of his report can at any time be had; and you will be able to avail yourself of any other surveys made under the same direction."" Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler (1770-1843) was a Swiss-born surveyor who emigrated to the United States in 1805 and served as a professor of mathematics at West Point. In 1811, the federal government retained Hassler's services to undertake the first comprehensive survey of the coast of the United States, authorized by an act of Congress passed in 1807. To prepare for the survey, Hassler travelled to Europe to obtain the necessary instruments, but the War of 1812 delayed his return until the end of the conflict. Upon his return, James Madison formally appointed Hassler as the first superintendent of the United States Coastal Survey, and the following year, he began a survey of New York Harbor. Due to conflicts between civilian and military officials, the survey was suspended and control of the survey was passed along to the United States Army. In the meantime, Hassler had become head of the Bureau of Weights and Measures. The coastal survey lingered for over a decade when Andrew Jackson reinstated the survey and placed Hassler at the head of the effort and remained in that position until his death in 1843. After he signed off, Madison added a short postscript suggesting an alternative to Hassler: ""Isaac Briggs now of the State of Delaware is known to be skilful in every requisite for the most accurate charts. He may perhaps become an auxiliary to Mr. Hassler. If he should not he may claim your attention in selecting an able hand for the contemplated map."" Isaac Briggs (1743-1825), a Quaker engineer and surveyor whom Madison suggested as an alternative, assisted Andrew Ellicott in his original survey of the District of Columbia, and in 1803, Thomas Jefferson appointed him Surveyor General of the Mississippi Territory. Briggs was among the engineers who worked on the Erie Canal as well as the James River and Kanawha Canal in Virginia. A friend of both Jefferson and Madison, Briggs was a member of the American Philosophical Society. "

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        HISTORY OF THE LATE WAR IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY, COMPRISING A FULL ACCOUNT OF ALL THE TRANSATIONS IN THAT QUARTER, FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF HOSTILITIES AT TIPPECANOE, TO THE TERMINATION OF THE CONTEST AT NEW ORLEANS ON THE RETURN OF PEACE

      Lexington, KY: Worsley & Smith, 1816. 1st ed. 8vo.; viii (including blank leaf after title page), 534pp., (2). Contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown, plus that owner's handwritten list of his apple orchard, planted in December 1820, mentioning many vintage apple varieties. Full leather (cracked & worn). Text browned. Howes calls this "[f]or scope and authenticity rivalled only by Dawson's LIFE OF HARRISON. Material was supplied by two of the ablest commanders, Harrison and Shelby." HOWES M9 SERVIES 879

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        Ensayo de la historia civil del Paraguay Buesno-Ayres y Tucuman EDITION ORIGINALE

      Buesno-Ayres: Impreta de M. J. Gandarillas, 1816. Fine. Impreta de M. J. Gandarillas, Buesno-Ayres 1816-1817, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (14x20cm), (8) XI (1bc) 368pp. (13) et (4) 409pp.(14) et (4) 532pp. (11), 3 Vol. brochés. - First Edition. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece on steel, inset. Paperback, in vintage paper. The papers for the three volumes are different, but the same bill. Misses the board of volume 3 and the back (in part) Volume 1, 2 and 3 Volume 3 covers lack the upper right corner on 3 leaves and a pale yellow stain from fading over half of the book. Beautiful copys however, because uncut and untrimmed, and chilled, except the third volume which suffered moisture. Important for the history of Buesno Aires and surrounding regions book (Paraguay, Argentina, coasts of Brazil, Tucuman is a small province of Argentina) made from original document. This story is all the more remarkable because it is the work of a native Argentina installed Buesno Ayres. Gregorio Funes (1749-1829), historian, jurist and educator, was a major figure in the fledgling country and the Argentine revolution. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Illustrée d'un portrait sur acier au frontispice, en médaillon. Broché, sous papier d'époque. Les papiers pour les trois volumes sont différents, mais de même facture. Manque le plat du tome 3 ainsi que les dos (en partie) des tome 1, 2 et 3. Le tome 3 porte un manque au coin supérieur droit sur 3 feuillets et une tâche jaune pâle allant s'estompant sur la moitié de l'ouvrage. Beaux exemplaires néanmoins, car non coupés et non rognés, et bien frais, hormis le troisième volume qui a subi l'humidité. Livre important pour l'histoire de Buesno-Ayres et des contrées environnantes (Paraguay, Argentine, côtes du Brésil, le Tucuman est une petite province de l'Argentine) composée d'après des document originaux. Cette histoire est d'autant plus remarquable qu'elle est l'oeuvre d'un natif d'Argentine installé à Buesno-Ayres . Gregorio Funes (1749-1829), historien, juriste et pédagogue, fut une figure majeure de la toute jeune patrie et de la révolution argentine.

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        Magna Carta, Regis Johannis XV. Die Junii Anno Regni XVII, A D MCCXV

      1816. "The Most Magnificent of All Editions" [Magna Carta]. [Whittaker, John, Publisher)]. Magna Carta: Regis Johannis XV. Die Junii Anno Regni XVII. A.D. MCCXV. London: Apud Johannis Whittaker, 1816. 12 ff. Folio (17" x 14"). Contemporary gilt-tooled morocco, textured-cloth central panels to boards, the front has a central gilt-tooled title panel (reading Magna Carta, Printed in Letters of Gold), patterned lilac-colored endpapers, ribbon marker. Moderate rubbingto extremities, corners and spine ends bumped, soiling, a few stains and a few scuffs to boards, cracks in text block between front free endpaper and title page and final leaf and free endpaper. Printed in gold on card, initial at beginning of text decorated by hand in watercolor with royal regalia and floral border, probably designed by Thomas Willement. Light toning, occasional finger smudges, small inkspot to first text leaf (with offsetting to verso of title page). * As Lowndes has pointed out, Whittaker published "the most magnificent of all editions of the Magna Carta." Although all are printed in gold, rarely are two copies alike. Some were printed on colored vellum and even jeweled, all have different levels of ornamentation. Some have a list of Barons. The present copy contains the text of Magna Carta only, printed on glazed card, and is richly bound. Lowndes, Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature (Revised edition, 1864) II:1450.

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        Vita del cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni, tipografo italiano, e catalogo cronologico delle sue edizioni.

      Parma, Stamperia Ducale 1816-1817.. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Gr.-8°. 3 Bl., III, 1 Bl., 231 S.; 3 Bl., IX, 1 Bl., 252 S. mit 2 Kupfertafeln von Gubernatis und Fr. Rosspina nach Palmino Pigozzi. Dunkelgrüner Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel u. reicher Rückenverg.. Bigmore-Wyman 69. Brooks 1170. Giani, Autentiche edizioni Bodonianae 1/2. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Biographie des berühmten italienischen Typographen und gleichzeitig erste Bibliographie der Drucke Bodonis (Band II). - Eventuell handelt es sich bei vorliegendem Exemplar um eines von 12 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf feinem Velin-Papier. - Das erste Titelkupfer zeigt ein Medaillen-Porträt Bodonis, das zweite einen trauernden Posaunen-Engel an eine Druckerpresse gelehnt. - Stehkanten geringf. berieben, vorderer Spiegel mit Spuren eines entfernten Exlibris, außergewöhnlich schönes und sauberes Exemplar auf großem Velin-Papier in einem dekorativen zeitgenöss. Einband.

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        A poetical descant on the primeval and present state of mankind; or, the pilgrim's muse

      Winchester, VA: A. Foster, pr. 12mo (13 cm; 5.25"). 219, [1 (errata)] pp.. 1816 Somebody had to be North Carolina's first native born poet and the task/honor was Joseph Thomas's, and he did it with A Poetical Descant! It is scarce, having been printed in small format in a small town by a very small-time printer for a rather small audience. Thomas's other publications include a hymnal and short works of theology (totally fitting given that he was an itinerant preacher), and an autobiograpy. Recent quarter cloth with blue-green paper sides, in the style of early 19th-century American books. Ex–mercantile library with a few stamps, including on title–page. Two letters of title abraded and mostly invisible. A clean copy.

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        Anfangsgründe der Gymnastik oder Turnkunst.

      Bern, bey J.J. Burgdorfer 1816.. 8°. Titel, VI S. Subskribentenverzeichnis, IV S., 167 S., 1 S., und einem gestochenen Frontispiz von H. Lips nach Volmar und 8 gefaltete Federlithografierte Tafeln. Illustrierter blauer Originalpappband mit bedrucktem Rückentitel.. Erste Ausgabe des fundamentalen Werkes des Turnunterrichtes. - Clias, geboren 1782 in Bosten, war der Sohn eines "Käslin" aus Beckenried, der 1770 nach Amerika ausgewandert war und den Namen Clias annahm. Nach dem frühen Tode seiner Eltern wurde Clias in Holland erzogen. Erste Turnlektionen gab er in Holland und Deutschland. Von 1810 an wirkte er als Turnlehrer in Gottstatt bei Biel, dann am Gymnasium und am Waisenhaus in Bern sowie am Institut Fellenberg in Hofwil. 1821 gründete er im Berner Marzili eine Schwimm- und Badeanstalt und wurde noch im gleichen Jahr an die königl. Militär- und Seemannsschule nach England berufen. 1824 kehrte er in die Schweiz zurück, 1832-35 sass er im Berner Grossrat. In den 1840er Jahren war Clias in Frankreich tätig, ab 1848 lebte er wieder in der Schweiz, 1854 starb er in Coppet. Er zählt zusammen mit Johannes Niggeler und Adolf Spiess zu den Begründern des Turnunterrichts in der Schweiz. (HLS) - Vorsatz gestempelt. Die ersten Seiten leicht fingerfleckig. Die 8 Tafeln mit Falzeinrissen. Tafel 1 mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Ecken schwach bestossen.

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        The Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome, with an Account of His Campaigns on the Peninsula and in Pall Mall

      Published for the Author, and sold by Sherwood, Neeley, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, London 1816 - Rowlandson, Thomas. Second edition. 15 hand-colored aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson. 188 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-14 x 5-3/8 inches). A beautiful copy. Tooley 418 Contemporary full straight-grained morocco, gilt, a.e.g. Light rubbing to binding, else near fine. Bookplate 15 hand-colored aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson. 188 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-14 x 5-3/8 inches)

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        Mémoires Bibliographiques et Littéraires. [ Edition originale ] Les anciennes Bibliothèques de Lyon, l'Arbre de la reconnoissance, le Tombeau de Brignais, l'Histoire des Manuscrits, les Baius romains de Bar-sur-Aube, le passage d'Annibal des Gaules, en Italie, l'Ecriture et le Papier chinois, l'Y-king, l'Augurat et le Pontificat d'Auguste, la Sépulture de Canon, les Tombelles de Champagne, une Olle de Ceylan, le Repas des morts et le Monument de Villette, le Papillon, symbole égyptien, la Mosaïque de Lyon, le culte de Mars dans les Gaules, le Séjour de César et de Labiénus dans la même contrée, un Temple de Druides, les Sacrifices sanglans, Manuscriptiana, les Médailles satyriques, les Antiquités de Feurs, la Justification de Médée, les Fig

      Chez Renouard, Maradan, Louis, Lenormand, Chez les Principaux Libraires 1816 - 1 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin noir, dos lisse orné en long, tranches marbrées, Chez Renouard, Maradan, Louis, Lenormand, Paris, Chez les Principaux Libraires, Lyon, [De l'Imprimerie de Fr. Mistral, Lyon ], s.d. [ 1816 ] , 1 f., 488 pp. Titre complet : Mémoires Bibliographiques et Littéraires. Les anciennes Bibliothèques de Lyon, l'Arbre de la reconnoissance, le Tombeau de Brignais, l'Histoire des Manuscrits, les Baius romains de Bar-sur-Aube, le passage d'Annibal des Gaules, en Italie, l'Ecriture et le Papier chinois, l'Y-king, l'Augurat et le Pontificat d'Auguste, la Sépulture de Canon, les Tombelles de Champagne, une Olle de Ceylan, le Repas des morts et le Monument de Villette, le Papillon, symbole égyptien, la Mosaïque de Lyon, le culte de Mars dans les Gaules, le Séjour de César et de Labiénus dans la même contrée, un Temple de Druides, les Sacrifices sanglans, Manuscriptiana, les Médailles satyriques, les Antiquités de Feurs, la Justification de Médée, les Figures Panthées, et l'Histoire abrégée de l'Imprimerie. Edition originale. Rare exemplaire du tirage en grand papier au format in-4, limité à 100 exemplaire d'après un feuillet de justification présent dans les éditions in-8 et absent ici. Etat satisfaisant (petits mq. de papier avec petites galeries au second plat, dos frotté en coiffes, un choc en coupe, des rouss.). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Toxicología, ó doctrina de venenos y sus antídotos. Traducido del latín al castellano, de la última edición.

      1816. . 1816 - Imprenta de Fermín Villalpando. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . VIII+299 pp.+1 H. Cuarto Menor. Pasta española de época. Derecho (Penal), Medicina / Farmacia / Homeopatía / Medicina Natural / Masaje (General), Siglo XIX . Obra muy importante sobre venenos y tosigos, fue la obra de referencia en la materia durante muchas décadas, no sólo para médicos sino también para investigadores y penalistas. El ejemplar presenta huellas de humedad en el papel, sobre todo en los cuadernillos iniciales y finales, que aparecen notablemente oscurecidos en la zona de texto. Sin faltas de papel, amplios márgenes. Encuadernación con pequeñas imperfecciones.

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        Riflessioni critiche sull'arte della guerra .Tomo I (-II).

      dalla tipogr. di Angelo Trani, Napoli 1816 - 2 voll. in- 4 gr. (305x230 mm.), pp. VIII, 371, [1], 2 tavole fuori testo; pp. VIII, 366, (2), 1 tavola fuori testo ripiegata. Antiporta incisa da Carlo Biondi su disegno di Raffaele Biondi recante il ritratto dell'autore. Elegante legatura moderna in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi, fregi in oro, doppio tassello verde e amaranto. Esemplare a pieni margini con rare fioriture. Ristampa dell'edizione del 1761 patrocinata dal fratello dell'autore, ove, pur essendo specifica la natura tecnico-militare evocata nel titolo, già si rinvengono numerosi i prodromi del futuro economista, del sociologo e dell'uomo di Stato. Bibliogr.: Gamba, 2384: «Libro divenuto raro oggidì. Ebbe traduzione in inglese e grandissimi encomi dal gran Federico, re di Prussia. E' scritto con maggiore studio e maggior diligenza di altre opere di economia politica di quest'Autore.». D'Ayala, p. 46 (ed. prec.) cfr. anche Pieri P., Giuseppe Palmieri e le sue Riflessioni critiche sull'arte della guerra, in «Riv. Stor. del Risorgimento», Anno XXIII, fasc. 5, maggio 1936, e De Cesare C., La scienza della militare economia del march. Palmieri, in «Riv. di Politica Econ. », Anno XX, fasc. III, marzo 1930. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Pièce sans A. Comédie en un acte et en prose ; précédée d' un Prologue. Par J.- R. R***** , auteur de Rose et Mérival, d' Henriette et Sophie, du Bon- Homme Blondel, etc., etc., etc. Représentée à Paris sur le théâtre des Variétés le 18 Décembre 1816.

      Paris, Chaumerot, Pigoreau. 1816 - In- 8 br., 51 pp., couv. bleue muette d' origine, cousu, tel que paru. Titre à l' encre sur le 1er plat. Première et seule éd. de cette pièce- lipogramme en A, antérieure de quelques années à "La Disparition" de Perec. Un article de "Suplementos. Materiales de trabajo intelectual. Georges Perec. Poética narrativa y teoria literaria. La experimentacion oulipiana" est un des rares textes mentionnant la performance de J.- R. Ronden. L' article cite qq. textes anciens, Los tres Hermanos, le "Curieux Voyage" d' Arago, les "Essais lipogrammatiques" de Le Carpentier, entre autres devanciers de Perec, oulipiens par anticipation. Des rouss., essentiellement sur les derniers ff., marges extérieures légèrement brunies, sinon assez bon ex., non rogné. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, FROM 1806 TO 1812; IN WHICH JAPAN, KAMSCHATKA, THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, AND THE SANDWICH ISLANDS, WERE VISITED. INCLUDING A NARRATIVE OF THE AUTHOR'S SHIPWRECK ON THE ISLAND OF SANNACK, AND HIS SUBSEQUENT WRECK IN THE SHIP'S LONG BOAT. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS, AND A VOCABULARY OF THEIR LANGUAGE

      Edinburgh. 1816.. 288pp. Lacks the half title. Folding frontispiece map. Modern three- quarter calf and marbled boards. Very minor scattered foxing, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. The scarce first edition of this valuable account of Campbell's voyage to Japan and China, with much useful information on Hawaii and Alaska. While in China, Campbell joined the crew of the American ship Eclipse, sailing out of Boston and captained by Joseph O'Cain (called "O'Kean" in the text here). He departed China and went on to Japan and Kamchatka, and thence to Alaska, where the Eclipse was shipwrecked in 1807. Campbell gives an important and early description of Alaska. He wintered at the Russian base at Kodiak in 1808, where he met Baranov, who happened to be there at the time, and gives a valuable description of life on Kodiak. After his shipwreck on Kodiak, both of Campbell's feet froze, and they were eventually amputated. After the amputation Campbell was sent to Hawaii to rehabilitate and became friendly with King Kamehameha I, for whom he made sails. "Campbell's account of his stay in Hawaii...is of the greatest importance, being the first narrative from the viewpoint of a resident rather than as a visitor....The author lived among the chiefs and then with Isaac Davis, and he identifies some of the earliest foreign residents of the islands, a number of whom were Botany Bay men. His keen firsthand observations on the social structure and agricultural practices of Hawaiians are of great importance" - Forbes. A twenty-five-page appendix contains a Hawaiian vocabulary, and an additional three pages contain Hawaiian phrases useful to seamen. The map is a rather detailed chart of the Northwest Coast, showing the "Track of the Eclipse's Long Boat from Sannack to Kodiak 1807." After his time in Hawaii, Campbell spent two years in various businesses in Rio de Janeiro, also discussed in this narrative. This account of his adventures, edited by James Smith, was published in an attempt to benefit Campbell. HOWES C88, "aa." LADA-MOCARSKI 71. HILL 244. SABIN 10210. FORBES 448. WICKERSHAM 6544. STREETER SALE 2418. TOURVILLE, p.91. RICKS, p.56 (1819 ed). JUDD 30.

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        Anfangsgründe der Gymnastik oder Turnkunst.

      bey J.J. Burgdorfer, Bern, 1816 - Bern, bey J.J. Burgdorfer 1816. 8°. Titel, VI S. Subskribentenverzeichnis, IV S., 167 S., 1 S., und einem gestochenen Frontispiz von H. Lips nach Volmar und 8 gefaltete Federlithografierte Tafeln. Illustrierter blauer Originalpappband mit bedrucktem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe des fundamentalen Werkes des Turnunterrichtes. - Clias, geboren 1782 in Bosten, war der Sohn eines "Käslin" aus Beckenried, der 1770 nach Amerika ausgewandert war und den Namen Clias annahm. Nach dem frühen Tode seiner Eltern wurde Clias in Holland erzogen. Erste Turnlektionen gab er in Holland und Deutschland. Von 1810 an wirkte er als Turnlehrer in Gottstatt bei Biel, dann am Gymnasium und am Waisenhaus in Bern sowie am Institut Fellenberg in Hofwil. 1821 gründete er im Berner Marzili eine Schwimm- und Badeanstalt und wurde noch im gleichen Jahr an die königl. Militär- und Seemannsschule nach England berufen. 1824 kehrte er in die Schweiz zurück, 1832-35 sass er im Berner Grossrat. In den 1840er Jahren war Clias in Frankreich tätig, ab 1848 lebte er wieder in der Schweiz, 1854 starb er in Coppet. Er zählt zusammen mit Johannes Niggeler und Adolf Spiess zu den Begründern des Turnunterrichts in der Schweiz. (HLS) - Vorsatz gestempelt. Die ersten Seiten leicht fingerfleckig. Die 8 Tafeln mit Falzeinrissen. Tafel 1 mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Ecken schwach bestossen. Illustrierter blauer Originalpappband mit bedrucktem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham: Four volume set

      London Nichols, Son, & Bentley 1816. G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Occasional foxing within. Plate borders foxed, sometimes impinging First Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover with brown boards 440mm x 250mm (17" x 10"). clxvi, 326pp; 408pp; 431pp; 98pp, 164pp, 173pp + plates. Many steel-etched plates + numerous vignettes within text. With presentation inscription signed by Mrs Surtees. Published 1816, 1820, 1823 and 1840. Non-uniform set: Vol. IV comprising a half leather cover with different provenance. This volume bears the seal and ephemera relating to the Surtees Society and County Palatine of Durham bound in to the front. Robert Surtees was born on 1st April, 1779 and took his M.A. degree at Oxford in 1803. He inherited the estate of Mainforth, near Bishop Middleham, in 1802, and lived there until his death in 1834. He practically made his great History his life's work. The first volume appeared in 1816 and the last, fourth, was published posthumously in 1840. In such honour was Surtees held by his contemporaries that, in the year of his death, the Surtees Society was formed for the publication of unedited manuscripts relating to the Northern Counties of England.

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        Angelo's Infantry Sword Exercise; Established by the Prince Regent's Command

      By Authority, W. Clowes, 1816. The Figures by I. [J.] A. Atkinson, Engraved by I. Robinson, with hand-colour. Large broadside, 31" x 21". The Figures by I. [J.] A. Atkinson, Engraved by I. Robinson, with hand-colour. Large broadside, 31" x 21" Highly attractive instructional single-sheet. Along the top are a series of figures showing the "Preparatory Movements" or postures, beneath is a large circular "target" with the directions of the seven cuts and guards together with the words of command for the Infantry Sword Exercise. The figures are by John Augustus Atkinson who was noted for his "spirited and lifelike" figure-drawing; "His figures, artistically arrested in movement, show rather an actor's sensibility than a draughtsman's skill. " [DNB] Here he shows a range of contemporary infantry uniforms including the Rifle Brigade and a Highlander. Angelo's Fencing Academy was established in 1759 by Domenico Angelo Malevolti Tremamondo who had first established himself in London as a riding master. Angelo, as he became known, set up a highly fashionable "école d'escrime" in Soho which enjoyed the patronage of the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Devonshire. Such was his perceived authority in the area of the art of the fence that the plates of his L'École d'Armes were reproduced in the Encyclopédie illustrative of the section on "Escrime." Angelo's eldest son Henry, who had put the final polish on his fencing skills studying in Paris under Motet, became virtual head of his father's académie around 1785 and continued its reputation as "not only a school-of-arms, [but as] a school of deportment as well" [Aylward, The House of Angelo, p. 38.] In turn Henry's son, also named Henry, inherited the business when his father "retired from ther active conduct of the school" in 1817 [DNB]. The present item is dedicated "To Field Marshal His Royal Highness, The Duke of York. by Henry Angelo Junr." who we must presume to be the latter Henry despite the dating to 1816. At this stage in the history of the House of Angelo it was probably unnecessary for him to seek patronage with a well-placed dedication, and in 1833 he was appointed Superintendent of Sword Exercise in the Army. However, it does appears that this was based entirely on personal merit, his method being such that "even the soldiers themselves are anxious to learn it" [Aylward, p. 190]. A wonderful survival of the Angelo dynasty, a school-of-arms that became, "in the end, nothing less than a British Institution" [ibid. p. 183].

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        English Topography : or, a Series of Historical and Statistical Descriptions of the Several Counties of England and Wales

      (London): Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1816. 46 maps hand coloured in outline, 21 ADDITIONAL TOWN PLANS with vignette views, each mostly drawn by George Cole, engraved by John Roper; with accompanying letterpress descriptions. Final map [Radnorshire] soiled, the rest with few minor soiling marks, some light age discolouration to the town plans. Attractively rebound in half tan calf, marbled boards.. First Edit. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        Researches into the History of Playing Cards; with Illustrations of the Origin of Printing and Engraving on Wood

      London: Printed by T. Bensley & Son for Robert Triphook, 1816. full red morocco with elaborate gilt borders on covers, spine with five raised bands and elaborate gilt, lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by ?David?. A few small, insignificant darkish spots on covers, else fine. Folio. Illustrated with nineteen plates, some in colour, and numerous woodcuts One of 250 copies for subscribers. With the bookplates of Robert Hoe and Mary MacMillin Norton Robert Hoe III (10 March 1839 New York City ?" 22 September 1909 London) was an American businessman and producer of printing press equipment. He succeeded Richard March Hoe as head of R. Hoe & Company, which continued its preeminence among printing-press makers. He was one of the organizers and first president of the Grolier Club, the well-known New York organization for the promotion of bookmaking as an art. He was an extensive collector of rare books and manuscripts as well as silver, miniatures, and other art objects, his collections at the time of his death being valued at several million dollars. The catalogues of his library were unique and valuable from both a typographical and bibliographical standpoint. His collection of books was sold in 1912, and this is most likely when Ms. MacMillin Norton acquired the volume[Jessel & Horr, A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming, #1563].

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        ORACLES DE FLORE.

      An early floral game and fortune-teller based on the symbolic meaning of flowers. The thirty-six flowers used in the game are each assigned a specific meaning. As such, it is one of the very few "language of flowers" books to have been published prior to Charlotte Latour. It was also the basis for numerous other 19th century romantic and prophetic floral games based on the "meaning" of individual flowers. Rare; OCLC locates only 2 copies (Netherlands, and Poland)Plesch pg. 194. 18mo (12 x 7.5 cm); (2) + (8) + 152 pp. + engraved title with hand-colored rose + 6 color plates of flowers and 2 engraved plates of playing cards. Contemporary full sheep, worn at corners and spine extremities; text foxed.

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