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        The Poems of ?

      London: Printed for John Sharpe, 1816. One of 25 large paper copies. Engraved title and 5 engraved illustrations, all in proof state, after Richard Westall. liv, 149, [1] pp. 8vo. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, covers with blind-ruled border and panel with gilt-stamped floral cornerpieces, spine with raised bands and six compartments, two with green morocco lettering pieces, the rest richly gilt with small floral tools, a.e.g. Fine. Pickering & Chatto label and two bookplates. Westall, Richard. Westall, Richard. One of 25 large paper copies. Engraved title and 5 engraved illustrations, all in proof state, after Richard Westall. liv, 149, [1] pp. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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 ?

      London: [S. Curtis for] Gale and Fenner ... J.M. Richardson ... and Hatchard, 1816. First edition. [ii], 3-65, [1, ad] pp., + appendix: [ii], xlvii, [i] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern quarter morocco and cloth, sporadic foxing to first few leaves, textblock trimmed, just touching inscription on title page. Provenance: Edward Hincks (presentation inscription from the author on the title page); purchased from Seven Gables Bookshop, New York, 13 November 1968; Abel E. Berland (his bookplate). First edition. [ii], 3-65, [1, ad] pp., + appendix: [ii], xlvii, [i] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to the Orientalist Edward Hincks. PRESENTATION COPY of the first edition of Coleridge's lay sermon on the application of Biblical precepts to political thought, INSCRIBED on the title page to the Irish Orientalist Edward Hincks, "27 March 1822. Reverend Edward Hincks with sincere respects of the Author S.T.C." Hincks (1792-1866) was the first to provide the true transliteration of Egyptian hieroglyphics. His later work focused on cuneiform and led to his discovery - simultaneously with Rawlinson - of the Babylonian syllabic system. When this volume was inscribed, Hincks was rector of Ardtrea and had yet to distinguish himself as an Orientalist.

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        DUNCAN'S ITINERARY Of SCOTLAND; Containing the Roads Through Scotland, and the Principal Roads to London, with the Gentlemen's Seats, and Other Remarkable Objects, on Each Road. With An Appendix, containing some account of the canals, lakes, mountains, harbours, and romantic scenery, deserving of the traveller's notice. With a Map of Scotland

      Glasgow:: Printed for Andrew & John M. Duncan,. 1816.. 8-5/8" x 3-5/8". 3rd edition, 1st issue, of a work that first appeared in 1805. xix, [2], 81 [each page number duplicated, i.e., 162], [2], 83, [2], 43, [1 (advert)] pp.. Period black half calf with marbled paper boards, with front board having a printed green paper onlay, lozenge shaped: "Duncan's Itinerary of Scotland.". Joint leather separating, with old cloth tape repair to hinges.. Browning to paper. Map with a few stains. A Good copy of this rare. Scottish guide book.. The itinerary and the observations are on opposite pages, with duplicate paging, 1-81. OCLC records two copies of this 3rd edition [none in the United States]. . Large folding map ["Scotland with the Great Roads and Canals", 20-1/2" x 15-1/4", "corrected for the Third Edition"] as frontis.

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        Staatsarchiv des teutschen Bundes. Heft 1 - 6 (Alles!).

      Erlangen, Palm und Enke 1816 / 1817. 602 (Heft 1-4), 278 (H. 5-6) S. Bedruckte Broschur d. Zt. - 1 Vorderdeckel lose, alter Stempel auf Deckel u. Titel.. Johann Ludwig Klüber (* 10. November 1762 in Tann (Rhön) bei Fulda; 16. Februar 1837 in Frankfurt am Main), Staatsrechtslehrer und Publizist. In den zwei Folgejahren erschienen noch ein 7. u. 8. Bd.

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        Statistical Account, or Parochial Survey of Ireland. Drawn up from the communications of the clergy.Vol. II.

      Dublin: John Cuming, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Browne, and Edinburgh: Constable & Co. 1816. - The second volume only out of three. lxxxvii+560 pp. with 9 maps and plans, several folding. In its original boards. Corners bumped but otherwise in very good condition. Parishes in this volume include, Aghalee, Co. Antrim, Annahilt, Down, Arklow, Wicklow, Ballymascanlon, Louth, Ballymoyer, Armagh, Cahircorney, Limerick, Carrick, Tipperary, Clonmacnois, Kings Co., Culdaff, Derry, Cloncha, Donegal, Devenish, Fermanagh, Faughart, Louth, Glenavy, Antrim, Inver, Donegal, Kilfergus, Limerick, Kilgeriff, Cork, Killuken, Roscommon, Killmacahill, Kilkenny, Kilmactige, Sligo, Kilmore, Roscommon, Kilrush, Clare, Ramoan, Antrim, Seagoe, Armagh, Whitechurch, Wexford.

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        Hamburgs Bürger-Bewaffnung, in fünf und dreisig Figuren dargestellt

      Hamburg, in Comm. bei Giovanni Noveletto, 1816. . Hard Cover. Titel, 5 Bll. u. 22 handkolor. gestoch. Taf. 4to. Spät. schwarz. HLn. Schröder 3289, 2; Rump S. 112; DBI 6, S. 2937: Lip. Qde1; Colas 2. - Einbd teils bestoßen, Rücken oben gering angeplatzt, innen kaum fingerfleckig (nur außerhalb der Darstellung). - Das Hamburger Bürger-Militär hatte eine wichtige Rolle in den Befreiungskriegen gespielt. "... eine vollständige Ansicht der verschiedenen Waffengattungen dieses in jedem Betracht achtungswürdigen Corps in allen Gradationen des Ranges zu verschaffen, ist der Zweck dieses Buches" (Druck-Widmung des Verf.). - Zu den Subskribenten zählten u.a. Franz II. von ?-sterreich, Alexander I. von Rußland, Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen, Großherzog Friedrich Franz von Mecklenburg-Schwerin. - Gutes Exemplar des seltenen Werkes mit Tafeln in frischem Kolorit.

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        Cambria depicta : a tour through North Wales, illustrated with picturesque views / by a native artist

      London : Printed by W. Clowes, Northumberland-Court; for E. Williams, bookseller to the Duke and Duchess of York, No. 11, Strand, 1816. 1st Edition. Scattred marginal foxing. Very good copy bound in modern cloth-backed, paper-labeled boards. Remains a particularly well-preserved example; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; xv, [1], 476, [4] p., [72] leaves of (col.) plates : ill., ports. ; 29 cm. (4°). Notes; Includes index (p. [465]-476). Native artist = Edward Pugh. Bookseller's advertisements: 4 p. at end. Subjects; Wales, North - Description and travel. Topographical books, Wales. Other names; Clowes, William 1779-1847 [printer]. Genre; Illustrated Travel Literature - 19th Century.

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        ANNALS OF THE REIGN OF KING GEORGE THE THIRD

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1816 - Two volume set bound in 1/2 calf with accenting title blocks on spine, edges sprinkled red. Hinges cracked but holding on this scarce historical set surrounding England and the trouble with the states. A 19thc. manuscript errata slip is pasted to rear fly of volume 1, along with a kind of manuscript time line on a folded piece of paper with the name John Ward Esq. loosely inserted. VERY MILD foxing at ends, bindings good-, text very good+. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. ½ S. 8vo.. An seinen Lehrer am Konservatorium, den Klavierpädagogen Antoine Francois Marmontel (1816-98): "Voici, cher maitre, les deux billets que j'ai promis a madame Marmontel - Merci, merci de votre bonne lettre et a bientot. Tout a vous [...]."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Naval Achievements of Great Britain

      1816. JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793 to 1817. [6], viii, [148] pp. Illustrated with an engraved title-page, 55 hand-coloured aquatint plates and one black and white engraving by T. Whitcombe, engraved by Sutherland. Small folio, 343 x 280 mm, bound in English near-contemporary ¾ blue morocco over marbled boards, intricate gilt-tooled spine, a.e.g. Preserved in blue cloth folding box. London: J. Jenkins, [1816-17]. First Edition with the title vignette uncoloured indicating the early state. A fresh copy of Jenkins' Naval Achivements with 55 superbly-coloured aquatint plates after T. Witcombe, with the earliest Whatman watermarks (1812-1816). The coloured aquatints depict striking, action-filled scenes from Britain's Naval campaigns during the Napoleonic Wars. They are accompanied by Jenkins' comments plus letters describing first-hand accounts of the battles, along with detailed statistics on the ships, the officers on board and the casualties incurred. Includes the Battle of the Nile, The Battle of Trafalgar, the Bombardment of Algiers and many others. "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years Jenkins' Naval Achievements has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints. It is the quality of the accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable above all, and it is the pictures rather than the text to which the value can be attributed" (Roger Quarm, Curator of Pictures, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England). Due to the market tendency to fragment and sell these popular coloured illustrations as separate prints, complete copies of Jenkins Naval Achievements in any state are hard to come by. The plates in this copy are all free from spotting, with fresh and vibrant colouring. Volume rebacked with the original spine laid down, inner hinges reinforced. PROVENANCE: Sir Henry Beresford-Peirse, Bart. of Bedale Yorkshire with his ex-libris. Abbey, Life 337. Tooley 282.

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        The Modern Encyclopaedia; or General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, comprehending the Latest Discoveries in Each Department of Knowledge. Complete in ten volumes

      London:: Printed & Published by Richards & Co, and sold by Simkin & Marshall; Dublin: J.Jones,, [1816 - 1820].. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. c.8,000 pp in all, printed in double column, with maps and perhaps 1000 plates. Contents of first seven vols in very fresh good order, with mostly slight foxing affecting title pages and some plates; the last three vols have more foxing, with some browning to the text pages, and the last vol also has a top edge stain to some pages and a tide stain to some plates. Dipping into the first volume, for example, much space is devoted to Anatomy (80pp + 24 plates), Astronomy, Architecture, America (60pp and 2 maps), Arabia (40pp, no plates), Agriculture (40pp), and Arithmetic (30pp); and the many hundreds of shorter articles include Africa (a good map, but only 3pp of text), and a little on Angels, recording a consensus view that they were included in the work of the first of the six days of Creation. 1858 ownership name in pencil to front free endpaper of Vol I. Edges sprinkled. Quarto, 27x22cms, in matching early bindings of brown cloth, spines titled in gilt, all in very good order, having been recently refurbished, and in most cases rebacked. A great deal to explore: a delight, and very scarce. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        Graphic Illustrations of the Most Prominent Features of the French Cap

      1816. PARIS. Graphic Illustrations of the Most Prominent Features of the French Capital; with Characteristic Figures in the Foregrounds comprised in Twelve Stroke Engravings, From Accurate Designs Taken in Paris during the Imperial Reign of Buonaparte. With Descriptive Notices and Interesting Anecdotes. [26] pp. Illustrated with 12 double-page engravings. Folio, 430 x 380 mm, bound in contemporary French three-quarter black morocco over marbled boards, gilt title and floral vignettes on spine, paper label with ms. number "20" on front cover and spine. London: Harper and Co., 1816.Twelve artistically-conceived views of Paris engraved by English artists. The large double-page engravings incorporate local Parisians participating in daily routines within the setting of each view. Panoramic views include: the Military School and the Church of the Invalides; View of Paris from the South Boulevard; View of Paris from Montmartre; South View of the Old and New Louvre; The Mint and The Façade of the Louvre; View of La Place de la Concorde; The Garden of the West Front of the Tuileries; Palace of the Tuileries Facing La Place du Carrousel; Garden of the Tuileries; The Luxembourg or Palais du Senat with the Gardens; The Elysian Fields, Distant Gardens of the Tuileries; Entrance to Les Champs Élysées and La Place de la Concorde.Each plate is followed by two pages of text giving historical details and anecdotes about the site illustrated. Minor wear to outer edges of binding, plates and text clean. Rare: OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide, of which only one is held in America (Bowdoin College).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., "ce dimanche 8 Sept." (1816 oder 1822?). 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 4to. Beiliegend gedr. Portraitkarte.. An den Gesangspädagogen Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839), dem er für einen Schüler das Manuskript seines "Telemaque" (1806) schickt: "Mon cher Plantade / Je t'envoie mon air de Telemaque, avec quelques changemens que je crois avantagueux pour la voix de ton eleve. Fais moi le plaisir de le lui donner franc qu'il en tire une copie, mais qu'il te rende la partition car-je n'ai point le double de ce nouveau manuscrit. Tu pense le garder si tu le veux pour en faire tirer. Les parties d'orchestre par-le copiste qui se charge des concerts de l'ecole-Royale, enfin fai tout a que tu jugeras a propos pourra que mon manuscrit ne soit pas perdu, et dans tes mains je serai parfaitement tranquile [...]." - Spuren zeitgenöss. Faltung.

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        Mansfiels Park: A Novel in Three Volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice".

      Printed for J. Murray., London. 1816 - Three Volumes. 12mo. with half titles, [2] 360pp, [2] 294pp, [2] 354pp [1]. [marginal soiling} The printer's name appears on the verso of the half-title, and on the final leaf of each vol. Vol. 1: Printed by J. Moyes . London. Vol. 2: London: printed by C. Roworth . Vol. 3: T. Davison . London. [Austen, Jane 1775-1817.] later red half red calf. Good Set of the Scarce Second Edition.

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        L'Hindoustan, ou Religion, Moeurs, Usages, arts et Metiers des Hindou

      1816. INDIA. L'Hindoustan, ou Religion, Moeurs, Usages, Arts et Métiers des Hindous. By Jean-Amable Pannelier. Six volumes. Illustrated with 104 engraved plates. 12mo., 148 x 90 mm, bound in original publisher's yellow printed and illustrated wrappers, edges uncut, volume numbers in pencil at foot of each spine. Preserved in a yellow full morocco box. Paris: A. Nepveu, 1816. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of this profusely illustrated work, featuring over 100 plates depicting images of various Hindu gods, men and women in native costumes, fakirs, kings, musicians, soldiers, merchants, school teachers and students, acrobats, and many others. "Copies of the plates are contained in Frederic Shoberl's Hindoostan in 'The World in Miniature' series which also contains a free translation of the text" (Hiler). Although issued anonymously, Barbier attributes the work to J.-A. Pannelier. In vol. IV pages 25-96 are misbound following p. 120; an outstanding copy in original condition. Colas 2266. Lipperheide Ld15. Hiler p. 684. Brunet I, 1226.

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        Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli

      1816. TULLY, Miss. Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli in Africa: From the Original Correspondence in the Possession of the Family of the Late Richard Tully, Esq. The British Consul. Comprising Authentic Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Reigning Bashaw, His Family, and Other Persons of Distinction; also, an Account of the Domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks. xiv, [2], 370 pp. Illustrated with 5 hand-coloured aquatints and 1 double-page map. 4to., 277 x 212 mm, bound in contemporary tan calf, gilt compartments and title on spine. London: Printed for Henry Coburn, British and Foreign Public Library, 1816. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. An exceptional copy of this rare insight into Tripolitan life at the end of the 18th century. "This is an important account of the closed world of court life in Tripoli. Miss Tully was sister-in-law to Richard Tully, the British consul, whose family was very close to that of the Bashaw. Thus the narrative contains a unique insight into his private life." (Blackmer). A fine copy (some minor spotting) in attractive polished calf over heavy boards. PROVENANCE: Norman Douglas Simpson, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Abbey, Travel 299. Blackmer 1052.

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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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        Observations critiques sur l'ouvrage intitulé Génie du Christianisme suivies de quelques réflexions sur les écrits de M. de B., etc. relatifs à la loi du Divorce

      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. Delaunay Paris 1816 12,5x20,5cm relié

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        Gedenkzuil van den Nederlandschen krijgsroem in Junij MDCCCXV.

      (IV)+XIV+(60)+136+(20) pp. Complete with engr. title, 9 plates (incl. 6 fold.) & fold. map of the area between Brussels and Charleroi with the battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras and La Belle Alliance against Napoleon's army in 1815. List of subscribers (60 pages, cont. c. 2700 names). Hardcover. Contemp. half morocco, spine gilt. VG. (Edges sl. rubbed; recent owner's inscr. on endp., title sl. waterst.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Siege & Defence of Fort Erie Booklet - 1816 report with scarce Battle Plan Map

      Philadelphia: Port Folio Magazine, 1816. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Good+. 5 1/4" x 8 1/2", 26pp., [97]-121, plus folding map with self-cover paper wraps and paper label on front.Folding map 8 1/2" x 16 3/4". Image: 7 1/2" x 14 1/2" Black aquatint engraved print. Drawn by D. B. Douglass, U.S. Engineer and Engraved by J. VallancePaper repairs and some browning, with small hole in filed area at top. Map has been cleaned and deacidified. Good+ condition. Full text article from the 1816 Port Folio magazine with this item. Over 20 pages including the index for this map! The Port Folio (PERIODICAL). 1816. Fourth Series. Vol. I. This disbound section booklet contains a discussion of the attack on Fort Erie in 1814, with a rare folding battle plan (cleaned and repaired) of the siege and defenses including a legend. Plan of Fort Erie showing fortifications, bastions, and battle plan. Includes scale and some topographical details. Items in the image are lettered for identification however no legend on the map.Fort Erie, across the Niagara River from Buffalo, New York, was the first British fort to be constructed in what was formerly French land following the French and Indian War. During the War of 1812, the fort was held by United States' forces after it was abandoned by British troops in June 1813. On August 15,1814 the British launched a four pronged attack against the fortifications. A well-prepared American defence and an explosion in the North East Bastion destroyed the British chance for success with the loss over 1,000 men. A full scale siege set in and it was broken on September 17 when American troops sortied out of the fort to capture and wreck the British siege batteries.

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        Pisciceptologie ou l'art de la pêche à la ligne; discours sur les poissons, la manière de les prende et de les accommoder; la pêche au filets et autres instruments; suivi d'un traité des etangs, viviers, fossés, réservoirs, et les moyens d'en tirer avantage; avec un grand nombre de figures en taille-douce ou descriptions des pièges propres à ces différentes pêches.

      - Paris, de Cussac, 1816. 12mo. xxiv, 388 pp.; engraved frontispiece, and 27 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over paper-covered boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt bands and title, black vignettes. Marbled endpapers. Edges yellow.l Rare first edition of an interesting compilation of every method of fishing and fisheries and fish breeding in the beginning of the 19th century. Very well illustrated. The work went through three more editions up to 1829. Westwood and Satchell only list the 1820 and later editions. In this edition the author is listed as "J. C****", which we believe to be Jean Cussac. Frontispiece and last few pages with some very light brown spots, binding a bit worn, otherwise a very good copy. Westwood and Satchell, p. 171. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pantheon denkwürdiger Wunderthaten volksthümlicher Heroen und furchtbarer Empörer des österreichischen Gesammt-Reiches. [komplett in 3 Bänden]

      Verlag der Haas'schen Buchhandlung / Verlag Has, Wien 1816 - 3 Halblederbände der Zeit mit rundum Farbschitt und Lesebändchen goldene Rückenprägung, kl.-8°. 1. Band: 1. Blatt, 371 Seiten; 2. Band: 398 Seiten 1 Blatt, 3. Band: 391 Seiten, mit 3 gestochenen Titeln und 11 Porträtkupferstichen, komplettes Exemplar, altersgemäß etwas berieben guter Zustand Goedeke VI, S. 640 No. 12 / Sammlung Eckl, III No 493 dort bebenfalls mit 11 Tafeln; Inhalt: Erasmus Lueger / Andreas Hofer / Joaeph Speckbacher / Paul Kray / Stephan Fadinger / Ziska und Procop / Friedrich Stubenberg / Marcellin Ortner / Benyovsky / Die Familie Eggenberg / Ulrich Eyzinger / Hunyady / Die Wiener-Neustadt und Andreas Baumkircher / Wallenstein / Oswald von Wolkenstein / Jacob Sieberer / Wolfgang Holzer / Peter Haider / Andreas Jelky / Martinuzi / Zapolya / Kohary de 1500 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        London 1. London - In the centre is seen principally Waterloo Bridge, to the right part of Somerset House and the Adelphi . in distance Westminster Abbey and bridge, Lambeth Palace and in the middle distance, the Theatres, Whitehall and St Martins and other Parish Churches. 2. London - taken near the Custom House - to the right is seen the Custom House, St Pauls, the Monument etc, in the Centre London and three other Bridges and to the left Westminster Abbey, St Saviour etc.

      Messers Boydell & co for T. S Roberts London - 17 1816 - A pair of original hand-coloured aquatint engravings, some fading and overall browning, framed. Dimensions: Plate size: 484 by 632mm (19 by 25 inches)

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        "Mahler Friedrich Müller, geb. 1749 zu Kreutznach." Büste im Halbprofil nach rechts.

      1816. Radierung, Rom 28. Juni 1816, auf feinem Bütten. 12,9:11,4 cm. Literatur: Stoll 66, IV (von 4), die Nummer ausgeschliffen. - Vorzüglicher Abdruck, mit ca. 2,5/4,3 cm breitem Rand rundum. Friedrich Müller, genannt "Maler Müller" (1749 Kreuznach-Rom 1825) lebte seit 1778 in Rom. Dort besuchte ihn Grimm während seines Rom-Aufenthaltes von 1816 mehrmals und urteilte recht freimütig: "Die Arbeiten, die er mir in seiner Wohnung zeigte, gefielen mir nicht, stumpfe Zeichnung und rußig koloriert. (...) Das beste war unstreitig seine eigene Erklärung darüber, poetisch und schön." (Zit aus: A. Stoll, Ludwig Emil Grimm. Lebenserinnerungen. Leipzig, 1911, S. 246.) Zehn Tage nach der Ankunft in Rom entstand die Bildniszeichnung, die das Temperament Müllers - "er räsonnierte gern, aber geistreich und schön, und geißelte rechts und links" - überzeugend darstellt.. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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        Die beiden Russen beim Bagagewagen.

      . Kreidelithographie, 1816, auf leicht gräulichem Velin. 20,9:28,1 cm. Literatur: Jahn 178, I (von II), unverkürzt; Dussler 7; Winkler 16, I (von II). - Inkunabel der Lithographie! Sehr selten!. Bereits als Achtjähriger erhielt Klein Zeichenunterricht durch den Maler G.C. II. von Bemmel (1765-1811). 1802 war G.P. Zwinger (1779-1819) an der Nürnberger Zeichenschule sein Lehrer. 1805-1811 war er Lehrling bei dem Maler, Zeichner und Kupferstecher A. Gabler (1762-1834). Ab 1811 Studium an der Kunstakademie in Wien. 1814 und 1816 folgten Reisen nach Ungarn und 1815 eine Studienreise an Main und Rhein. 1818 hielt er sich in München auf, wo er mit P. von Hess (1792-1871) und M.J. Wagenbauer (1775-1829) verkehrte. 1819 ging er in seine Heimatstadt zurück. Von dort aus unternahm er mit seinen Freunden J.C. Erhard (1795-1822), den Brüdern F.P. (1779-1840) und H. Reinhold (1788-1825) sowie E. Welker (1788-1857) eine Reise ins Salzkammergut. Von Ende 1819 bis August 1821 weilte Klein in Italien, kehrte dann aber nach Nürnberg zurück. 1833 wurde er zum Mitglied der Berliner Kunstakademie ernannt. 1839 zog er nach München, wo er bis zu seinem Tode leben sollte. 1848 begann ein Augenleiden, was in den nächsten Jahren zu einer zunehmenden Beeinträchtigung des Sehvermögens führen und schließlich ab 1871 das Arbeiten unmöglich machen sollte. Als Graphiker beschäftigte sich Klein mit der Technik der Radierung und Lithographie.

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        The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body

      New-Haven: Printed by Oliver Steele, 1816. Contemporary calf, worn, some staining, well rebacked; sound First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield

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        EMMA: a novel

      London: John Murray. 1816. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher?'s original blue paper boards with paper labels to the spines. 12mo (19 x 10.5cm). Uncut. Half titles in all three volumes. An exceptionally fine copy in entirely original condition, without repair or restoration and therefore with all blanks, half titles and publisher's adverts present as issued. The binding of volume one with a couple of trivial splits to the spine tips. Light rubbing and tiny nicks without loss to the extremities of all three volumes. Ink ownership inscription of Lady M. Dalrymple, Oxenford Castle to the front endpaper of volume one and ?'Oxenford Castle?' in her hand to the endpaper of volume three. An astonishing survival. Whilst copies of Emma in the original boards do appear infrequently, beautiful examples in this entirely untouched condition are of great rarity. Provenance: Lady M. Dalrymple, Oxenford Castle. Coincidentally a Lady Dalrymple appears in Persuasion, completed in the year of Emma?'s publication. [Gilson A8].

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        THE DANCE OF DEATH; FROM THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS OF HANS HOLBEIN

      London: J. Coxhead, 1816. Rebacked with original spine laid-down. French gilt fillet borders. Panelled spine with elaborate gilt designs.Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Old book-seller's catalogue listing of this book tipped-in to a front preliminary page. A lovely signed Bedford binding. Illustrtated with thirty-one HAND-COLORED plates engraved by Hollar. Descriptions in English and French. Frontispiece engravings of both Holbein and Hollar. Small scuff near top of front cover. (See photo). Thirty-one pages of text precede the plates, including "The Life of Hans Holbein" and a history of "The Dance of Death". Each of the color-plates is on a separate page with explanations in English and French. "The Dance of Macaber" is a full-page plate at the end. A crisp and clean copy throughout in a fine signed binding. . Later Edition. Full Crimson Morocco. Minor Edge and Corner Wear./No Jacket. Thin Octavo.

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        Journal of a tour in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, during the years 1813 and 1814.

      London 1816. 4to. VIII + (4) + 527 s. 19 akvatinter. 1800 talls skinnbd. med ryggdekor i gull. Marmorert overtrekkspapir. Ryggen litt slitt

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        "Hoffnung ", "Wiedersehen ".

      . 2 Aquatintaradierungen in Braundruck, 1816, Darstellungen im Hochoval, mit 3zeiligem Text unter den Darstellungen, auf cremefarbenem Velin. Je 24,1:18,4 cm. Literatur: Nagler 17 und 18. - Sehr gute Abdrucke mit Rändchen um die Plattenkanten, 1 Blatt mit sorgfältig restauriertem Einriß oben.. Der Zeichner und Kupferstecher arbeitete für das physiognomische Werk von Lavater, der für seine Ausbildung sorgte. Goethe lernte ihn 1775 auf seiner Schweizreise kennen, begegnete ihm auf der zweiten Reise dorthin wieder und weilte später mit ihm zusammen in Rom. Auf Goethes Befürwortung wurde er 1789 Lehrer an dem Freien Zeicheninstitut in Weimar. 1794 kehrte er jedoch nach Zürich zurück. Lips hat Goethe wiederholt porträtiert. Am bedeutendsten ist das Bild von 1791.

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        Eclectic Repertory and Analytic Review. Medical and Philosophical. Volumes 1-6.

      Philadelphia, 1811-1816. 1st eds. - Six volumes. Volume 1: 8vo. vii, 536 pp. Modern half red Morocco with blue boards. A couple of small library stamps (title and contents pages) else very good (contents unmarked) in fine binding. Volume 2: 8vo. Fold-out frontispiece hand-colored engraving (after a drawing by the author). vii, 535 pp. 2 plates. Modern half red Morocco with blue boards. Contains John Syng Dorsey's "Inguinal Aneurism Cured by Tying the External Iliac Artery in the Pelvis." pp. 111-15. A couple of small library stamps (title and contents pages) else very good (contents unmarked) in fine binding. Volume 3: 8vo. vii, 551 pp. Contains Philip Syng Physick's "Account of a New Mode of Extracting Poisonous Substances from the Stomach." pp. 111-113 and 380-381. A couple of small library stamps (title and contents pages) very small edge stain bottom corner of pp. 431-456 not affecting text else very good (contents unmarked) in fine binding. Volume 4: 8vo, vii, 533 pp. + [2] pp. Dobson ads. 1 plate, hand-colored. Tables. Contemporary full leather with gilt-stamped red leather spinal label. Name front free endpaper else very good plus in very good plus binding. Volume 5: 8vo. vii, 468 pp. 2 plates with 10 figs. Tables. Contemporary full leather with gilt-stamped red leather spinal label. Name front free endpaper else very good plus in very good plus binding, one corner bumped. Volume 6: 8vo. viii, 558 pp. 1 plate. Tables. Contains Philip Syng Physick's "Buckskin and Kid Ligatures" pp. 389-390. Modern half-red Morocco with blue boards. A couple of small library stamps (title and contents pages) else very good plus (contents unmarked) in fine binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über indische Stahlbereitung (pp.102-104). + (C.L.F.Schultz): Ueber physiologische Gesichts- und Farben-Erscheinungen (Ohne Angabe des Verfassers) (pp.121-157, 1 Fig., 1 Taf.).

      . Schweigger's Journal, 16. - Nürnberg, in der Schrag'schen Buchhandlung, 1816, 8°, VIII, 488 pp., mit Vogels Bildniss auf einer Kupfertafel, 1 Textfig., (16) p. Tab., u. 1 Taf., HLdrBd. d.Zt.. "Goethes Beitrag führt obigen Titel am Kopf der betreffenden Seiten. In er Inhaltzsangabe sowohl wie des Bnades (S.IV) heißt dier so: Ueber deutsche und indische Stahlbereitung von v.Goethe (bzw. Göthe). Er bildet einen Teil der Abhandlung: Über die Pflanzenkohle und die metallische Grundlagen derselben vom Prof. DOEBEREINER (pp.82-104). Der Professor Böbereiner leitet die Stelle mit folgenden Worten ein: "Ich habe meine diesen Gegenstand betreffende Beobachtungen vor anderhalb Jahren Herrn Staats-Minister von Geothe mitgetheilt. Dieser allverehrte große Mann theilte mir hierauf in folgendem Schreiben nachstehende interessante Bemerkung Chardin's über die indische Stahlbereitung mit." Es handelt sich im einen Brief Geotehs vom 29.April 1815, in dem dieser eine Textstelle beisteuert aus: "(Jean) de Chardin, Voyage en Perse et autres lieux de l'orient (etc). Nouv. et augm. Amsterdam 1795. Tomme III, S.29. Goethe vermutet, daß der indische Stahl wie der deutsche von Siegen und Dillenburg eine Beimischung von Braunstein hat. - Goethes Beitrag aufgenmommen in W.A.IV, 25, S.287/288 u. 305 - - DEn durch Goethes Farbenlehre angeregten anonymen Aufsatz "Ueber physiologe Geischts- und Farben Erscheinungen" gab, "versehen mit einem anonymen Nachwort aus Goethes, Feder Goethe heraus. das Nachwort auf S. 157 mit den Worten: Vorstehender Aufsatz war schon im November 1814 geschrieben, sdann zu Prüfung, Freunden und Forschern mitgetheilt, und obgleich der Verfasser seit der Zeit neue Bemerkungen ..... (Diese Stelle aufgenommen in W.A. II, 5.Bd., 2.Abt. S.389). - Hierüber siehe im besonderen im: Briefwechselzwischen Goethe u. Staatsrath Schultz, herausgegeben von H.Düntzer, Leipzig 1853. Der Aufsatz erschien auf Schultz' Wunsch anonym, da er als vorläufige Mitteilung gedacht war (Schultzan Goethe, 23.Febr. 1816). Giete beförderte ihn im Mai 1816 zum Abdruck an obiges Journal, das zur Zeit währen der Reise -Abwesenheits Schweigers, von Döbereiner in Jena redigiert wurde (Goethe an Schultz, 11.März u. 25.Mai 1816; an K.Fr.Zelter, 21.Mai. 1816). "Ich habe für dessen möglichste Correctheit gesorgt und gegen Schluß zu eine Stelle verändert und statt "auf den Würfeln" - "beym Würfeln" - gesetzt (An Schultz, 25.Mai 1816). Vgl. ferner Goethes Tagebücher vom 0.April, 18. u. 19.Mai 1816." - - Schmid Nr. 84; 400

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        A Poetical Descant on the Primeval and Present State of Mankind; or, The Pilgrim's Muse

      J. Foster, Winchester, Virginia 1816 - First edition, 1816. Scarce title by this itinerant preacher and poet original from North Carolina, featuring a long poem full of historical references and with an overtly moral message. Early 19th century binding in full calf with tan spine label, 219 page plus errata. Covers rubbed, spine dried (but stabilized) and chipped at the extremities, spine label lightly chipped around the edges, free endpapers removed, section of title page - a horizontal strip that removed words "primeval and present" and "mankind" from the title - torn away, text block sound, pages foxed and lightly age-toned but clean, ink spot on title page below "poetical", names (Wm. Hutchinson, James Hutchinson) on front and rear pastedowns, no other markings. Sabin 63639. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Cornwall, civil, military, religious, architectural, agricultural, commercial, biographical, and Miscellaneous

      London: Printed for Law & Whittaker ... By Michell & Co, Truro, 1816. Seven volumes bound two [as usual]. (ii); 212; (ii); 224; (iv); 60; 96(supplement); (iv); 147; (iv); 207; (blank); (iv); (iii)-vii; (blank); 9-98; (blank); 140; (ii));19(supplement); (viii) pages. Map by John Cary, 47 plates inc. large folding plate of Mounts Bay, 16 pedigrees inc. folding (pedigee of the Haweis family supplied in manuscript), 3 folding tables bound at the rear. Attractively rebound in period style half calf, marbled boards extra gilt on the spine with contrasting morocco title-label. Polwhele's magnificent history. This is a work with a notoriously varied collation, this copy collates as Upcott, with the cancelled title-pages of the original edition which was published in 1803 (and later) by various Cornish publishers. An attractive complete copy, some minor staining, light creasing to some titles, a few short edge tears without any loss.. New edition, Corrected and Enlarged. Very Good. 4to.. Book.

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        Steyr

      . Wir Vorsteher und andere Meister eines ehrsamen Handwerks deren burgerl. Messerschmidtmeistern in der kaiserl, königl. und landesfürstl. Stadt Steyr in Oberösterreich.... Steyr, den 4. May 1816. Metallschnitt u. Typendruck, 31,5 x 36 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Stopp X, A 100.15.- Handwerkskundschaft mit einer Gesamtansicht der Stadt.

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        Italienische Landschaft. Junge Frau mit Esel und Treiber.

      . Radierung, 1816, auf dünnem Bütten. 14,4:18,7 cm. Literatur: Stoll 211, II (von II) mit der Nummer 15 rechts oben. - Sehr guter Abdruck mit ungewöhnlich breitem Rand. Mit sorgfältiger Restaurierung der linken oberen E cke.. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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        Encyclopaedia Britannica. Fourth Edition and Fifth Edition Supplement. Volumes I - III A-E in 6 volumes

      Edinburgh Archibald Constable & Co 1816. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed and marked. Rebacked with new endpapers. Some foxing and edge-wear to some plates Fourth and fifth edition supplement Grey hardback board cover with grey cloth spine 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 650pp; 682pp; 726pp. 73 copper plates plus 3 maps. Published: 1816 - 1819. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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        History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, the

      Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1816. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 2nd US, 8 volumes (originally published in 1776 in six volumes), all calf leather, usual wear, some foxing in each volume, frp of Gibbon in Volume 1, f/o engraved maps in Volumes 2 and 3, includes Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, composed by himself (Vol. 8), 130pps; also index in Vol 8 of 64pps, double columns. All books intact with no loose covers, some wear gives them a patina of venerability. Volume 8 has small piece missing to top of spine. Red leather spine labels..

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        Siege & Defence of Fort Erie Booklet - 1816 report with scarce Battle Plan Map

      Philadelphia: Port Folio Magazine, 1816. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Good+. 5 1/4" x 8 1/2", 26pp., [97]-121, plus folding map with self-cover paper wraps and paper label on front.Folding map 8 1/2" x 16 3/4". Image: 7 1/2" x 14 1/2" Black aquatint engraved print. Drawn by D. B. Douglass, U.S. Engineer and Engraved by J. VallancePaper repairs and some browning, with small hole in filed area at top. Map has been cleaned and deacidified. Good+ condition. Full text article from the 1816 Port Folio magazine with this item. Over 20 pages including the index for this map! The Port Folio (PERIODICAL). 1816. Fourth Series. Vol. I. This disbound section booklet contains a discussion of the attack on Fort Erie in 1814, with a rare folding battle plan (cleaned and repaired) of the siege and defenses including a legend. Plan of Fort Erie showing fortifications, bastions, and battle plan. Includes scale and some topographical details. Items in the image are lettered for identification however no legend on the map.Fort Erie, across the Niagara River from Buffalo, New York, was the first British fort to be constructed in what was formerly French land following the French and Indian War. During the War of 1812, the fort was held by United States' forces after it was abandoned by British troops in June 1813. On August 15,1814 the British launched a four pronged attack against the fortifications. A well-prepared American defence and an explosion in the North East Bastion destroyed the British chance for success with the loss over 1,000 men. A full scale siege set in and it was broken on September 17 when American troops sortied out of the fort to capture and wreck the British siege batteries.

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        Topographischer Plan der Gegend um Berlin. Entworfen von D. G. Reymann.

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. Reymann, 1816, 37 x 51,5. Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 242. - 1. Ausgabe, in 18 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert. - Der Plan zeigt das heutige Stadtgebiet von Berlin. Gebiet: Niederschönhausen, Mahlsdorf - Köpenick, Marienfelde, Teltow - Spandau - Tegel. - Leicht fleckig.

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        Glenarvon

      London: Henry Colburn, 1816 - Lady Caroline Lamb's notorious and deliriously written roman à clé, to exact her revenge on Byron for her seduction and abandonment. When our protagonist Calantha encounters Ruthven Glenarvon (i.,e., Byron), her helplessness is described thus: "The eye of the rattle-snake, it has been said, once fixed upon its victim, overpowers it with terror and alarm: the bird, thus charmed, dares not attempt its escape; it sings its last sweet lay; flutters its little pinions in the air, then falls like a shot before its destroyer, unable to fly from his fascination. Calantha bowed, therefore with the rest, pierced to the heart at once by the maddening power that destroys alike the high and low; but she liked not the wily turn of his eye, the contemptuous sneer of his curling lip, the soft passionless tones of his voice . " First edition. 3 vols., 12mo. [ii], 295; [ii], 390; [ii], 322 pp., lacking half-titles. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine of vol. I defective (missing top half); vol II neatly rebacked; endsheets of all three volumes slightly spotted. A good copy, however, with a contemporary provenance: from the libraries of Dowager Lady Vernon, with her signature, dated 1816, on each title page; and Edward Lord Suffield, with his bookplate (both likely acquaintances of Lamb and Byron). Wolff 3938 (lacks half-titles) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Herbal; to Which is Now Added Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs with a Display of Their Medicinal and Occult Qualities Physically Applied to the Cure of All Disorders Incident to Mankind: etc

      London: Richard Evans 1816. vi, 398, [iv] pp., illustrated 40 lovely hand coloured plates. Late c20th grey brown leather binding with a red morocco title label, marbled endpapers . Various marks and rubsd throughout, but an attractive looking copy . Good. Full Morocco. 1816. 4to..

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        Le Promerops moqueur Male, No. 1 (Mocking Bird)

      Paris 1816 - Jacques Barraband’s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, Le Promerops moqueur Male, No, 1, measures 20.75" x 13.75" and is in very good condition with light staining and foxing in the margins and cropped margins. This image was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on exotic birds, including the lavish and striking "Histoire Naturelle des Promerops". This bird, commonly called the Mocking bird, is expertly hand-colored in deep, rich shades of blue, purple and maroon with patterned tail-feathers and dark crimson beak and legs. Precise lines define and detail each feather and give dimension and depth to this beautiful bird. Mocking birds are well know for their memory and ability to mimic the songs of other birds. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband’s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant's publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds’ feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        Playbill for "Pitcairn's Island; a New Romantick Operatick Ballet Spectacle..."

      London: C. Lowndes, 1816. Small folio broadside, 29 x 16 cm., clipped at bottom with loss of a line of text referring to the performance of "The Prodigal"; some old tears and a little dusted, but very fine. New Romantick Operatick Ballet Spectacle. Exceptionally rare playbill from the very early "Ballet Spectacle" staged in London in response to the news of the discovery of the remainder of the Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn Island.Amaso Delano's Narrative of Voyages and Travels (Boston, 1817), is traditionally regarded as the first bookform announcement of the discovery of Pitcairn, but it did not actually appear until the following year. In fact, public notices regarding the discovery of the mutineers were published in late 1815. As this playbill and the following item in the catalogue attest, the discovery was quickly seized on by theatrical entrepreneurs: the bill here advertises a performance at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, for 25 April 1816. This is, the advertisement notes, the seventh performance of the work (with an eighth and ninth - at least - said to follow).As always with these ephemeral playbills, there is a wealth of tantalising information regarding the actual staging of the 'romantick operatick Ballet Spectacle, (Founded on the recent Discovery of a numerous Colony, formed by, and descended from, the Mutineers of the Bounty Frigate,) called Pitcairn's Island'. Particularly noted are the 'new and selected Musick, new Scenery, Dresses & Embellishments. The Action and Dances composed by, and produced under the direction of, Mr [Oscar] Byrne'.It is interesting to note that the production evidently dates from the earliest reports, because rather than the famous John Adams, for example, the lead role of the "Chief of the Colony" is "Christian" (but it is not clear whether this refers to Fletcher or his son Thursday October). Nor have the names of the islanders been updated; rather, most of the characters evidently borrow from earlier South Seas performances, as the named characters include old favourites like "Otoo" (Mr Coveney), "Ereeco" (Mr Ebsworth), as well as "Otaheina & Oberea, (Sisters, and Grand-Daughters to Christian)" (Miss Johnson & Miss S. Halford).

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