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        Plate 351 - Iris Foetidissima (Stinking Iris)

      Paris 1816 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté Hand-colored stipple engraving from Les Liliacées Paris: 1802-1816 31 1/4” x 24 1/4” framed The unequalled botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté occupies a central position in the development of European flower painting. Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, fromMarie-Antoinette to Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, a testament to his greatness as an artist. Les Liliacées was Redouté's largest and most ambitious work and is generally considered his masterpiece, arguably rivaled only by Les Roses. Produced under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, for whom Redouté worked as botanical artist at her estate at Malmaison, these pristine examples represent landmark works in the field of flower illustration. The title Les Liliacées is misleading, as the work was of a much broader scope, including representatives of the lily, amaryllis, iris, orchid, and other families. The plates were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method that the artist himself perfected when he was unsatisfied with the effects garnered by traditional copper-plate engraving. As Redouté shrewdly observed, the delicacy and subtle elegance of his compositions could only be captured using a printing method equally fine. The luminosity of stipple engraving is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the "light" of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided. Les Liliacées records the plants of the lily family, and related flowers, that Josephine collected for her gardens at Malmaison. Redouté's small drawings, placed at the bottom of the main illustrations, record the anatomical features of each species so that each flower could be identified with precision and cultivated to perfection. In each illustration, as in his series Les Roses, the flowers are classical "portraits" which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Redoutés's work represents a uniquely harmonious blend of scientific precision and supremely delicate rendering.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Plate 87, Ixia Hyalina (Stiff Ixia)

      Paris 1816 - This exquisite, hand colored stipple engraving, “Plate 87, Ixia Hyalina” measures 21.25” x 13.25” and is in excellent condition with a slightly cropped right margin and light wrinkling along the upper edge. This flower, from the genus Ixia, is sometimes called the corn lily and his distinctive traits including sword-like leaves and long wiry stems with star-shaped flowers. This engraving is expertly hand colored with rich green stems and finely detailed pink flowers with white tips and a detailed white bulb. Also illustrated on the engraving are records of the anatomical features of this species including the bulb and flowers, so that the flower could be identified with precision and cultivated to perfection. In each illustration, the flowers are classical "portraits" which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Les Liliacées was Redouté’s largest and most ambitious work and is generally considered his masterpiece, arguably rivaled only by Les Roses. Produced under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, for whom Redouté worked as botanical artist at her estate at Malmaison, these pristine examples represent landmark works in the field of flower illustration. The title Les Liliacées is misleading, as the work was of a much broader scope, including representatives of the lily, amaryllis, iris, orchid, and other families. The plates were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method that the artist himself perfected when he was unsatisfied with the effects garnered by traditional copper-plate engraving. As Redouté shrewdly observed, the delicacy and subtle elegance of his compositions could only be captured using a printing method equally fine. The luminosity of stipple engraving is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the "light" of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided.

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        Picea Bracteata, Loudon

      A very detailed hand colored lithograph by Edward James Ravenscroft (1816-1890)from his monumental book "The Pinetum Britannicum: A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees Cultivated in Great Britain." which was printed in Edinburgh and London in 1863-1884. Overall this print measures 22" x 16.25".The development of botanical illustration in many ways echoes that of other art forms in that it is influenced by politics, philosophy and, of course, science.  Perhaps at no time was this more pressingly visible than during nineteenth-century Britain where the aspirations of an expanding Empire resulted in a national pride that fostered scientific discovery as well as art.At the heart of this movement were the newly crowned Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. As Consort rather than King, Albert?s role was somewhat ambivalent and although he acted as a valuable advisor to his wife, it was the Queen alone who bore responsibility the operations of government.  He, thus, was obliged to find his own interests and became a valued patron of the arts and sciences. His involvement in the coordination of the Great Exhibition of 1851 in large part helped to ensure its success.The popularity of the Royal family established it as the arbiter of fashion and the nation, like their monarch, developed a passion for the countryside and nature.  In 1852 Albert and Victoria purchased the Balmoral estate located in the Scottish Highlands, resulting in a rebirth of landscape painting. The philosophies of John Locke, Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who defended the principle of rational enquiry placing great value upon the study of nature, had been crucial to the development of the seventeenth-century landscape movement and many of these ideas remained in the British psyche. Trees, flowers, mountains and valleys were not merely pretty things whose visual splendors were to be noted, but they broadened the spirit.Therefore, it is with little surprise that Edward James Ravenscroft dedicated his large three folio work on pine trees, Pinetum Brittanicum, to the memory of the much adored Prince Consort, Albert. In December 1861 the Queen?s husband died leaving her emotionally devastated and plunging the Empire into mourning.  Ravenscroft could not have thought of a more appropriate dedication, as it was the German-born Albert who had introduced the Christmas tree tradition to Britain.Ravenscroft?s publication is widely considered to be one of the greatest works on pines and is lavishly illustrated with colorful and refined depictions of many varieties of pine trees from both sides of the Atlantic.  For example, The "Wellingtonia" ?" of "Washingtonia," as Americans proposed to call it ?" now Sequoiadendron giganteum, was a recent arrival in Britain, having been discovered in California about 1850. Bark and cross sections with a diameter of 96 feet had been displayed in New York and at the Crystal Palace in London.Many of the illustrations in the Pinetum Brittanicum portray the trees in parks or other natural settings with human figures included in the compositions, belying Ravenscroft?s ostensibly scientific goal in producing the work.  Despite the great artistry and aesthetic appeal of the images, however, the publication is a testament to the great nineteenth-century fascination with natural history, as well as the impulse to classify and catalogue--two interests that went hand in hand and intensified dramatically over the course of the 1800s.  In 1754, the great Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus, asserted in his dissertation entitled Flora Angelica, that whereas at the beginning of the previous century the English seemed little suited, indeed alien, to the study of botany, they had produced by the end of that century as many botanists as the whole of the rest of Europe.  Ravenscroft was one of the great talents to emerge in this period in the field of natural history illustration, combining aspects of beauty and science--normally considered antithetical--with apparently effortless grace. John Lindley contributed botanical descriptions for the first three parts, and Andrew Murray and Maxwell T. Masters wrote the remainder.  The work was ostensibly based upon Charles Lawson?s much smaller monograph describing the range of conifers growing in Great Britain, which Edward Ravenscroft was able to bring to completion. Amongst the subscribers to the book were the French Emperor Napoleon III, who requested 30 copies and Queen Victoria. Great institutions such as the British Museum and Oxford and Cambridge Universities also subscribed to the text. However, due to historical and financial upheavals, work on the Pinetum was suspended, but resumed again and it was issued complete in 1884.  The end result clearly justified the decades-long production, for these subscribers did not cancel their sponsorship but recognized the scope and quality of Ravenscoft?s splendid publication on pines as a work that would remain unmatched.Overall this print is in fair condition with some foxing/staining throughout and overall bowning of paper. Repair to top margin.

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        Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. Including Some Remarks on Grecian and Gothic Architecture.

      T. Bensley and Son, for J. Taylor, London 1816 - 43 plates (one wood engraved and letterpress plan, 23 hand coloured aquatints, 7 tinted aquatints, 13 aquatints - 3 with overslips, 29 illustrations. Half title. Occasional faint spotting. Contemporary diced Russia, gilt spine, marble edges (spine lightly sunned, minor scuffing.) A fine copy of the First edition of Repton's final great work on landscape gardening [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Substance Of Some Letters, Written By an Englishman Resident In Paris During The Last Reign Of The Emperor Napoleon. With An Appendix Of Official Documents.

      London: Printed For Ridgways, By T.Davison, 1816. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xv, 490; 1 p.l., 253, [1 leaf], 135, [1]errata. lacking half-titles? 19th century ribbed calf, rebacked (occasional hint of foxing). armorial bookplate of John Waldie. First Edition of Hobhouse's account of the 'Hundred Days', in which he displays his strong dislike of the Bourbon dynasty and sympathy with Napoleon. The work raised a storm of indignation among the majority of Englishmen, Croker attacking it as one of the most infamous libels ever written. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wegweiser für Fremde und Einheimische durch die königl. Residenzstädte Berlin und Potsdam und die umliegende Gegend, enthaltend eine kurze Nachricht von allen daselbst befindlichen Merkwürdigkeiten. In einem bis jetzt fortgesetzten Auszuge der großen Beschreibung von Berlin und Potsdam. Nebst einem Grundrisse der Stadt Berlin.

      Berlin: In der Friedrich Nicolaischen Buchhandlung, vierte, vermehrte und gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage 1816. - FL0815 8°. 17,5x11 cm. Brauner Pappband der Zeit mit einem goldgeprägten Rückentitel auf einem grünen Rückensschild. XXII, 281 Seiten mit einem Grundriß von Berlin (17x24 cm) und 9 Kupfertafeln (gestochenes Frontispiz und 14 weitere gestochene Ansichten auf Tafeln). Der Einband ist berieben und bestoßen, die Ecken durchgerieben. Auf den Vorsätzen befinden sich Anmerkungen des Vorbesitzers in alter Tinte. Eine minimale Fehlstelle befindet sich auf den Seiten 33/34. Die einzelnen Seiten sind leicht braunfleckig. Collationiert. Gutes Exemplar. 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Amerique Septentrionale Par Brion de la Tour Ingenieur Geographe. Revue et Corrigee par Poirson

      Jean, Paris 1816 - Size : 510x738 (mm), 20.125x29 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        The Antiquary

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable and Co. and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown., 1816 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Asecond edition of Sir Walter Scott's The Antiquary. Bound in the publisher's original boards and spine labels, with adverts. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of The Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. The Antiquary (1816) is Scott's gothic novel, redolent with family secrets, stories of hidden treasure and hopeless love, with a mysterious, handsome, young man, benighted aristocracy and a night-time funeral procession to a ruined abbey. The romance and mystery is counterpoised by some of Scott's more down-to-earth characters, and grittily unromantic events. Condition: The binding is firm. The hinges are starting. Some of the boardsattachedby the cords only and may detach in the post. The rear board of volume two detached. Some of the inner hinges are strained. There is some significant wear to the extremities, including bumping with some loss and a couple of stains. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with some mild spotting on the first and last couple of pages and the occasional handling mark or spot. There is a newspaper clipping tipped in the front of volumeone and ink signatures on the half titles. Overall the condition is good with very good interior..

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        Illyrien Und Dalmatien: Oder Sitten, Gebräuche Und Trachten Der Illyrier Und Dalmatier, Und Ihrer Nachbarn : Mit 36 Kupfern, Theils Nach Hacuets . Neuen Originalzeichnungen.,

      - Pest, Hartleben, 1816, 2 tomos en un volumen, 14,5 x 9,5 cm., piel de época gastada faltando la mitad inferior del lomo y deteriorada por la unión del lomo, cortes dorados, lámina plegada + 176 págs. + 1 h. + 14 láminas grabadas = lámina plegada + 139 págs. + 20 láminas grabadas. DALMACIA

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

      Abraham Small, Philadelphia 1816 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Researches into the History of Playing Cards: With Illustrations of the Origin of Printing and Engraving on Wood. Limited edition

      Robert Triphook, London 1816 - xvi, 373pp. 8 plain and 11 hand coloured plates with engravings and woodcuts in the text. Includes list of subscribers. Contents comprise Section I on 'The Origin of Cards'; Section II- 'The Xylographic and Tyographic Arts as connected with the History of Cards and Section III 'On Some of the Principal Games at Cards'. Includes an appendix of 15 essays. VG : in very good condition with marbled edges. Neatly rebacked Leather cover with gilt motif of Society of Writers to the Signet [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 for Robert Triphook, 1816.. FIRST EDITION 1816, LIMITED TO 250 COPIES. 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, title page printed red and black, 19 plates, 11 engraved plates and eight hand coloured woodcuts, numerous woodcuts in the text, some on india paper, plus two additional hand colored plates titled, "Origine des Cartes A Jourer, " illustrating and describing the four face cards and the ten: the Kings noted as Alexandre, David, Cesar and Charlemagne: clubs, spades, diamonds and hearts respectively & "Notice Historique et rasionnee des Noms donnes aux Cartes, " the latter plate highlighted in gold, historiated initials, 1 attractive headspiece incorporating playing cards, pages: XVI, 373, [3], including index, plate list and errata page, bound in full straight-grained black morocco, quintuple gilt fillet border to covers with a decorative gilt lozenge to the middle of each side, raised gilt bands to spine, 5 compartments with gilt decoration imitating the covers, gilt title, all edges gilt, maroon endpapers, double gilt rule to inner dentelles. Very slight rub to head of spine and corners, spine gilt a touch dull, very light rubbing to covers, armorial bookplate to front pastedown, small modern bookplate to front endpaper, very small split to front inner paper hinge, pale offsetting to title page from frontispiece, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. Jessel & Horr, Bibliographies of Works on Playing Cards (1972), 1513. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Sur les finances. Tome premier, première partie de "L'industrie littéraire et scientifique liguée avec l'industrie commerciale et manufacturière, ou opinions sur les finances, la politique.

      Paris, chez Delaunay, libraire au Palais Royal 1816 - Un volume in-8°; pp. 291, (1).Relié avec: 1. Perrier, Casimir, Réflexions sur le projet d'emprunt, (Paris), Imprimerie d'Ant. Bailleul, s.d., pp. 24,m (1). 2. Perrier, Casimir, Dernières réflexions sur le projet d'emprunt, (Paris), Imprimerie d'Ant. Bailleul, s.d., 37, (1). 3. Froust, J.M., Les emprunts causent la ruine des états. Paris, chez Favre, Libraire, 1816, pp. 15, (1). 4. Séguin, Armand, Dernières observations sur les emprunts, sur l'amortissement, et sur les compagnies financières. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1817, pp. 16. 5. Séguin, A., Nouvelles observations sur les emprunts, sur l'amortissement.Paris, F. Didot, 1817, pp.15. 6. Séguin, A., Observations sur les emprunts, sur l'armortissement et.Paris, F.Didot, 1817, pp. 24. Demi veau de l'époque, plats couvert de papier marbré, coins renforcés, dos orné, pièce de titre dorée, dos refait avec conservation de l'ancien dos, tranches jaspées, intérieur propre et net, bon exemplaire. Edition originale de cette première partie. En 1817 elle fut réimprimée avec un nouveau titre. La même année cette première partie fut annexée à d'autres et différents auteurs sous le titre général: "L'Industrie, ou Discussions politiques, morales et philosophiques.". Sous ce titre parurent 4 volumes (Barbier). Camille Saint-Aubin, Allemand d'origine, possédait à fond les divers systèmes de finances. Il a traduit la "Théorie des lois pénales" de J. Bentham, et il est l'auteur d'un grand nombre d'autres publications (Coquelin & Guillaumin). Stammhammer Socialismus I, p. 212, no 26; Barbier II, 915e; Coquelin & Guillaumin II, p. 569 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Erde und ihre Bewohner nach den neuesten Entdeckungen. (12 Theile in 4 Bände).Ein Lesebuch für Geographie, Völkerkunde, Produktenlehre und den Handel.Erster Theil : Guinea. Zweite verbesserte Auflage. VIII-, 283 Seiten.Zweiter Theil : Westindien. Zweite verbesserte Auflage. IV-, 232 Seiten.Sechster Theil : Die Landenge Darien, Gujana, Peru, Paraguay and Tucuman. VI-, 186 Seiten.Siebenter Theil : Brasilien, Chile und Patagonien. II-, 144 Seiten.Achter Theil : Das asiatische Russland. IV-, 176 Seiten.Zwölfter Theil : Tibet mit Boutan, das Reich der Birmanen und das Reich Assam. VI-, 142 Seiten.Dreizehnter Theil : Siam, Laos, Cambodia, Malacca und einige gegenüber liegende Inselgruppen. VI-, 138 Seiten.Vierzehnter Theil : Hindostan. VIII-,

      August Friedrich Macklot 1816 - 1820, Stuttgart, - Handschriftliche Rückenetikette mit Autor und Titel. Stockflecken. Noch im guten Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petit Tableau des Arts et Métiers, ou les Questions le l'Enfance. Avec plusieurs sujets gravés en taille-douce, représentant divers ouvriers à leurs travaux

      Paris : A la Librairie d'Éducation de Pierre Blanchard 1816 - ~ Orné de 6 planches gravées sur cuivre, d'artiste anonyme ~ L'oeuvre de Mlle. de Beaufort eut en son temps un succès prodigieux, les éditions de ses livres se multiplièrent tout au long d'environ soixante années. Nous offrons l'édition originale de son livre le plus célèbre, avec le frontispice et les 20 gravures des divers métiers en premier tirage sans avoir été rehaussées en couleurs comme c'est le cas pour les éditions postérieures ~ Plein veau d'époque, dos lisse orné de fleurons dorés, titre doré sur p.d.t. brune, signet ~ 238p ~ 18x10x1cm. ~ Coiffe de tête absente, coins rognés, très légère petite déchirure au dos, première charnière intérieure fendue, mouillures claires sur la bordure des gardes. Très bon exemplaire tout de même ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité élémentaire du calcul des probabilités

      Paris: Courcier, 1816. First edition. Soft cover. Fine. A fine uncut copy of his influential text book on probability - beeing the first exposition of Laplace's 'Théorie analytique des probabilités' (see Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, p.339). 8vo (213 x 140 mm). VIII, 299, (3: errata) pp. Original interims-brochur, spine heavely worn but with no damage o the leaves. A small and well made repair to the lower right corner of the title page. Provenance: Ecole Sainte Genevieve and Saint-Louis de Jersey (library stamp on title). In all a fine copy in its original state.

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        De la Doctrine Politique, qui peut réunir les partis en France

      1816 Décembre Paris Delaunay 1816 - édition originale - 20,1 x 12,5 cm - 43 pgs (faux titre-page imprimerie De fain-titre-page blanche-pgs 5 à 43-page blanche) - bradel demi-toile - pièce de titre sur le dos - bel ex. pages 37 à 40 brunâtre - Courtney A19/1 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage en Norvege et Laponie, fait dans les années 1806, 1807 et 1808.

      Gide,, Paris, 1816 - In 8°, pagg. XXIV, 472-455, (1) con 3 carte geografiche 2 delle quali sono ripiegate, brochure originali con titoli ai dorsi inserite in custodia moderna in mezza pelle. Leopold Buch (1774-1853) fu viaggiatore e geologo tedesco. Compì studi approfonditi di vulcanologia ed ancora oggi è ricordato per aver anticipato le moderne teorie magmatiche. Viaggio per studio in Boemia, Turingia, Slesia, Italia e Francia. Tra il 1806 ed il 1808 condusse esplorazioni geologiche in Lapponia ed in Scandinavia riordinandole in quest’opera che apparve per la prima volta a Berlino nel 1810. Prima edizione francese tradotta da J. Eyries, con un'introduzione di A. Humboldt. Buon esemplare. Brunet, I, 1367; Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18799. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Corea and Japan

      Thompson, London 1816 - Attractive and large scale map of Japan and Korea, after the important voyage of discovery by Captain Halls., Size : 510x665 (mm), 20.125x26.125 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        De Institutione Oratoria libri duodecim ad codicum veterum fidem recensuit et annotatione explanavit Georg. Ludovicus Spalding A.M.

      Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, & F. C. G. Vogel, 1798–1816 - Four volumes, octavo. Fine contemporary binding of purple morocco by J. Clarke (blindstamp on doublures), spines gilt lettered direct in compartments, wide inner dentelles gilt all round, cream endpapers, gilt edges; from the library of Theodore Williams with his gilt supralibros on both boards, latterly in the library of Frances Mary Richardson Currer, with her bookplates. A little rubbing in places, but a fine set in a superb binding. Large paper copy, from the libraries of two notable English collectors, of the best edition of Quintilian on rhetoric, the outstanding work of the German philologist Georg Ludwig Spalding. The binder John Clarke was "one of the best and most prolific London binders of the period" (Ramsden), who was binding from about 1820 to 1859. He joined in partnership with Francis Bedford in 1841 and they worked together until 1859, from when Bedford worked on his own. Nothing is recorded of Clarke after this date. Theodore Williams's books are distinguished by a different supralibros stamped in gilt on each cover: on the front, his monogram within a shield surmounted by a bird; on the back, an armorial cartouche.

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        Nuova Raccolta di Cinquanta Costumi Pittoreschi incisi all acqua forte da Batolomeo Pinelli Romano

      Roma: Nicola de Antoni impresse. 1816. Oblong quarto. Engraved title and 50 engraved plates. Complete. Ex-library copy with contemporary marbled endpapers, lacking the original boards, perforated stamp on the title page and plates. Rear endpaper is detached, light scattered foxing at the margins, very good. Despite the stamp in the upper right corner, all 50 plates are bright, very pleasing early impressions of Pinelli's original engravings. .

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        The Ancient and Renowned History of Whittington and His Cat

      Darton, Harvey & Darton, London 1816 - 1816 miniature chapbook measures just 8cm by 12.5cm. 48 pages and covers ; all complete and tight within binding. Contains 11 woodcut illustrations and tailpiece, all are 4cm by 5cm. Written in delightful olde english, including the famous "is it I the folorn, outcast Whittington that shall be Lord Mayor? This tiny book in itself prooves the existence of fairytales nearly 200 years ago; and in good condition is of museum quality. Small pencil inscription inside front cover otherwise clean interior and covers. l [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Onomasticon codicis Nasaraei : cui Liber Adami nomen. & Lexidion Codicis Nasaraei, cui "Liber Adami" nomen

      Londoni : Gothorum 1816 - 1816 & 1817. 2 volumes bound in one. 164 p & 274 in Latin. ; 22 cm. rebound in tan cloth. edges grubby. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Katalog einer Landkarten-Sammlung aus dem Besitz des Hauses Bourbon-Parma. Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier.

      Ohne Ort, ohne Jahr (um 1816). - Gr.-qu.-Fol. 96 (15 leere) nn. Bll., Schwere, durch 2 Metallnieten verbundene marmorpapierbezogene Holzdeckel der Zeit (Rücken und Ecken mit Lederbezug). Äußerst umfangreicher (878 Einträge) u. durch seine detaillierten Beschreibungen interessanter Landkarten-Katalog aus dem Hause Bourbon-Parma. Die meisten Karten datieren aus der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts bzw. dem beginnenden 19., wenige aus der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts. - Das auf starkem bläulichem Papier verfaßte Manuskript beginnt mit einem Bl. Inhaltsverzeichnis ("Repertorio") und gliedert sich in weiterer Folge in die 39 Kapitel "Carte generali" (16 Einträge), "Asia" (13), "Africa" (14), "America" (19), "Europa" (19), "Inghilterra, Scozia, Irlanda" (16), "Svezia, Danimarca, Norvegia" (10), "Francia" (36), "Belgio" (16), "Olanda" (8), "Germania in generale" (u. 3 Kapitel nach Regionen; zus. 145), "Polonia - Prussia reale" (25), "Stati Austriaci in generale" (39), "Boemia, Moravia, Silesia" (21), "Ungheria, Turchia Europea, Dalmatia, Istria" (62), "Russia" (16), "Spagna, e Portogallo" (10), "Svizzeri" (18), "Italia in generale" (u. 4 Kapitel nach Regionen; zus. 93), "Carte marittime" (14), "Carte di Navigazioni" (31), "Carte topografiche della Francia" (40), "Carte topografiche della Germania" (56), "Carte topografiche d' Italia" (26), "Carte topografiche in generale" (12) u. "Carte militari" (5 Kapitel; zus. 103). - Die einzelnen Einträge sind unterteilt in Titel, Erscheinungsjahr, Anzahl der Blätter bzw. Segmente, Maßstab u. Kommentar. - Ein vollständiger Eintrag sieht etwa wie folgt aus: "6. / Karte von Tyrol nach Peter Anich etc. und neuern Hülfsquellen verfasst von J. E. S. Sr. K. H. dem Erzherzog Johann gewidmet von Mollo in Wien. / 1801 / 4 / 320.000 / Ein Auszug aus der vorigen Karte, der aber sehr fein gestochen ist"; "7. / Mappa von dem Land ob der Enns auf Befehl S. M. Josephs IIten in dem Jahre 1781 reducirt, und in Kupfer gestochen von G. Schütz und geschrieben von Müller. / 1787 / 12 / 92.000 / Ein sehr genaues aber seltenes topographisches Werk"; "8. / Die Provinz Inner-Oesterreich in Kreise eingetheilt von Müller, nebst einer General-Karte. / 1794 / 13 / 360.000 / Die Blätter stossen nicht zusammen, dennoch das beste Werck über dieses Land" oder "10. / Topographische Karte der Gegenden Wiens, von Presburg bis St. Pölten bey Mollo. / 1803 / 1 / 172.000 / Sehr schlecht und unrichtig". - Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Schließbänder fehlen. Kopfschnitt an Deckeln u. Buchblock m. Feuchtigkeitsspuren (tlw. min. Randläsuren). Hinterer Deckelbezug etw. lädiert. Vorsatzbl. mit dem gekrönten Stempel "Bourbon-Parma". Nur ganz vereinzelt min. stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Viaggio di Signor Pallas in Diverse Province dell'Imperio Russo Sino ai Confini della China Compendiati dal Cav. Compagnoni Con tavole in rame colorate (5 Vols.) [nella serie intitotita "Raccolta di Viaggi Dopo Quelli di Cook" esequita tanto per mare quanto per terra, e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana]

      Milano: Tipografia Sonzogno e Comp., 1816. First Edition thus. Wraps. Very Good. 12mo. (18 by 11 cm.) Five volumes. With 22 plates, most hand-colored. This is the first Italian version of Pallas' travels to Russia. The costume plates are richly colored and lovely. The leaves have a nice rag content and are thus quite clean, even uncommonly so, compared to most Italian publications of the early nineteenth century. The work is complete as of itself; it is a part of a larger series of travel journals translated into Italian at the time. In this series, this book constitutes Tomo XIII. This copy has the original wraps. These have creases and soiling. Still, they can be regarded as well-preserved and of interest from the perspective of publishing practices of the era.

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        Map of the United States with Contiguous British & Spanish Possessions

      Philadelphia 1816 - John Melish (1767-1822) “Map of the United States with Contiguous British & Spanish Possessions” Philadelphia: 1816 Copperplate engraving with outline color 49” x 63” framed This landmark wall map, by John Melish, is highly coveted by collectors, as it is the first map to show the United States potentially stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, giving visual expression to the idea of “Manifest Destiny.” In the early 19th century, many Americans felt it was their mission to expand the borders of the United States westward for ideological, political and economic reasons. This map was published just as the notion of Manifest Destiny was crystallizing in the general American consciousness, and predicted the glorious fate that the young nation anticipated. This grand map of the United States was also highly accurate and advanced in it's depiction of the geography of the United States, as it used information from the travel accounts of early 19th century explorers such as Zebulon Pike, Lewis and Clarke, Thomas Nuttall and William Darby. As Walter Ristow, a legendary American mapping historian, states of this map, “Melish played a foremost role in many and varied sources of the geographical and cartographical knowledge of the period, and presenting it systematically and graphical for the edification and enlightenment of the citizens of the voting republic.” John Melish was a highly educated Scottish merchant who settled in Philadelphia in 1811, eventually to become one of the first great cartographers on the American continent. Melish drew on a number of official state maps to produce this mammoth map of the United States, which was used on several occasions to determine boundary lines between the United States and Mexico. This is a highly coveted first printing from 1816 and was updated frequently over the following several years as new discoveries came to light. Melish died in 1822, and his plates were then used by James Finlayson to publish new states of the map in 1823. It is a classic in the history of American mapping.

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        Emma: a Novel

      London: Printed for John Murray,, 1816. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (170 × 100 mm). Bound without half titles in contemporary black half calf, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides. Housed in a dark blue cloth slipcase. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to each front pastedown. Bindings lightly rubbed, spine to volume I skilfully repaired, spotting and a little marking to contents. A very good set. First edition of perhaps the most perfectly constructed of Jane Austen's novels. She had fallen out with Egerton over publication of Mansfield Park and transferred to Murray, who published the second edition of that book and the first edition of Emma on the same terms: each was published at the author's expense, with profits to the author after payment of a 10 per cent commission to the publisher. In keeping with Murray's stated views on edition sizes, 2000 copies were printed. Emma is the only one of Jane Austen's novels to bear a dedication, to the Prince Regent, the arrangement of which generated a richly comic correspondence between the author and the Prince Regent's librarian.

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        Melon] Scarlet Flesh Rock

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1816 - A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition. Image size: 16 x 12 3/4 inches.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, to which is now added an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland

      Oxford: at the Oxford Clarendon Press 1816 - Eight volumes (complete), folio, bound in full brown calf stamped in blind and gilt, decorated borders and cover crest design, raised spine bands with tooled compartments, edges gilt, gilt gauffered edges and interior dentelles; new endpaps, gilt design on covers bright, extremities lightly rubbed, spines uniformally sunned. Complete large paper edition of the "History" in three volumes of two volumes each, along with the two-volume "The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England and Chancellor of the University of Oxford" published in 1817. A striking copy of one of the great works in English literature. Shipping extra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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      Mexico City. July 18, . 1816 - Broadside, 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Lightly worn around the edges. Faint stains. Contemporary ink stamps on verso. Good plus. A rare edict issued by the Felix Maria Calleja del Rey, the Viceroy of New Spain during the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. This law addresses and restricts the right to print playing cards in Mexico, and discusses taxes on imported playing cards. With a manuscript flourish beside Calleja's printed name, and with the manuscript signature of another. No copies are located on OCLC. Rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (Complete Set of 3 Volumes in 6 Books)

      Oxford, Clarendon Press 1816 - Elephant folio. 3 Volumes in 6 books.Volume 1, part I,[8],1-380Volume 1, part II, [6],381-914Volume 2,part I, [6], 1-587Volume 2, part II, [6], 589-947Volume 3, part I,[6], 1-610Volume 3, part II, [6], 1-1175, [52]Quaterbound in contemporary leather with leather corners. Five raised bands with gilt trim. Gilt head and tail lines. Marbled covers. Marbled end pages. Light Wear and rubbing to joints and extremities. Library bookplate on inside cover. Ex-library stamps and markings. Moderate to light foxing throughout. Interior pages are clean, unmarked and in great condition. English historian and statesman Edward Hyde was the Earl of Clarendon and was so favored by the monarch he was given Province of Carolina in North America. He began to fall out of favor with the king and then impeached by the House of Commons, in part, for blatant violations of habeas corpus.He was forced to flee to France in November, 1667. He spent the rest of his life in exile, working this classic account of the English Civil War. Please feel free to view our pictures of this beautiful collection. Ships Daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Napoleon's Mounted Chasseurs on a Campaign

      1816. Two oil paintings on canvas; approximately 10 x 13 inches or 25 x 32 cm. In contemporary wood gilt frames, with a label pasted onto the back of each canvas dated 1816 and signed, "C. M". These unidentified works depict French cavalry officers -- Napoleon's mounted Chasseurs of the Imperial Guard or mounted Red Lancers -- on one of the 1812-14 Napoleonic campaigns across Europe. One depicts the mounted officers in the foreground bringing up the rear of a column of soldiers advancing with a covered wagon crossing over a stone bridge in a European valley at dawn. The other depicts the same column of soldiers and wagons at rest along a river in front of a stone building, with the mounted officers in the foreground overlooking the scene. There is moderate soiling to the canvas and frame, which can easily be cleaned; else fine with no visible cracks to the pigments. A very fine pair of paintings in the manner of Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857), who painted many similar scenes of the Napoleonic wars, and also of Louis Lejeune (1775-1848); Charles Thevenin (1764-1838); and Nicolas Antoine Taunay (1755-1838). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Vita del Cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni tipografo italiano e catalogo cronologico delle sue edizioni.

      dalla Stamperia Ducale,, Parma, 1816 - Due volumi di cm. 25,5, pp. (8) iii (1) 231 (1); (8) ix (3) 252. Bell'antiporta incisa in rame a ciascun volume. Legatura originale bodoniana in cart. rigido arancione con tasselli a stampa ai dorsi. Qualche ritocco alle cerniere e poche macchiette al piatto posteriore del secondo volume, peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso (in barbe), fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre biografia scritta da Giuseppe De Lama, amico del Bodoni, per celebrare il tipografo parmense. Esemplare arricchito dalla dedica manoscritta di De Lama (posta al piatto anteriore del primo volume) indirizzata a Palmino Gigozzi che è l'inventore della seconda antiporta. Brooks 1170. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        An historical account of the British army, and of the law military, as declared by the ancient and modern statutes, and articles of war for its government : with a free commentary on the Mutiny Act, and the rules and articles of war.: .; illustrated by various decisions of courts martial

      London : printed and sold by William Clowes, Northumberland-Court, Strand 1816 - Referenced by: NSTC 2S3445. Physical desc.: xvi, 734, [2] p. ; 8°. Notes: With a 2-page advertisement. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and author indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 734 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Letters on England : Comprising Descriptive Scenes; with Remarks on the State of Society, Domestic Economy, Habits of the People, and Condition of the Manufacturing Classes Generally. Interspersed with Miscellaneous Observations and Reflections: [Complete in Two Volumes]

      Philadelphia : M. Carey 1816 - Subject: Manufactures - Great Britain. England - Description and travel - 1801-1900. England - Social life and customs - 19th century. Shaw & Shoemaker 39807. Owner's inscription to the title. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans on request. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Archiv für Geographie, Historie, Staats- und Kriegskunst.,

      Wien, A. Strauß 1816-20. - 7., 9. u. 10.Jg. gr.-4°. 658; 620; 628 S. Kart. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. pp. Erschien von 1810-1830. Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Chronologischer Ausweis uiber die von dem am 19. November 1815 im Wirtshause zu Martersdorf bei Horn gefänglich eingezogenen berüchtigten Räuber Johann Georg Grasel verübten [.] 202 Verbrechen".

      Wien, 7. XII. 1816. - 14 SS. auf 8 Bll. Folio. Fadengeheftet. Ein von Stabsauditor Höllinger verantwortetes detailliertes Verzeichnis von Ort, Zeit und Umständen der Johann Georg Grasl (1790-1818) zur Last gelegten Verbrechen, davon 194 "noch als Civilist" und "die letzten 8 Diebstähle aber nebst der Desertion als Soldat". Beginnend am 17. März 1806 mit einem Diebstahl in Raps, besteht die überwiegende Mehrzahl von Grasls Verbrechen aus Diebstählen, daneben finden sich auch die Tatbestände Raub und Totschlag. Eine sehr ausführliche Schilderung der Geschehnisse findet sich nach einem am 3. April 1813 in Streitdorf verübten Diebstahl: "[H]ierwegen wurde Jo. Ge. Grasl gleich am nächsten Morgen bei Mallebern durch den ihm zu Pferde nachgekommnen Hausknecht Joseph Reich aus Ober Hollabrunn, nachdem er diesen mit seinem beigehabten Messer 2 leichte Wunden versetzt hatte, angehalten, und unter Arrest zum Landgericht nach Schönborn geführt, alldort auch untersucht, weil er aber, um aus jenem Arreste früher wegzukommen, fälschlich für einen Deserteur von Würzburg [.] sich ausgab, und daselbst unter dem Nahmen Franz Schönauer gedient zu haben, vorbrachte, so ist solcher ohne weitern sammt dem mit ihm eingezogenen Ignatz Stangl dersertirten Unter Canonier vom 2ten Feld Artillerie Regimente in das hiesige Staabs-Stockhaus eingeliefert, von hier dann wegen Complicitas mit erwähntem Arrestanten Stangl dem bemeldeten Artillerie Regimente zur Untersuchung übergeben worden, aus dessen Cassern am Rennwege er gleich in der ersten Nacht mittels gewaltsamer Erbrechung des Stockhaus Fensters entwich [.]". - Die letzte hier enthaltene Eintragung datiert vom 10. November 1815, wo er in Echsenbach wieder einen Diebstahl zu verantworten hatte. - Mit voranschreitendem Alter verstärkt dem Trunk zuneigend, wurde Grasl schließlich durch ein Komplott in einem Wirtshaus durch Opium außer Gefecht gesetzt und verhaftet; der Hauptgrund für das am 31. Jänner 1818 vollzogene Todesurteil ist die in dem vorliegenden Verzeichnis als Nr. 148 numerierte Straftat aus Zwettl vom 18. Mai 1814 "Räuberischer Todtschlag und respec. Raubmord".

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        Vathek. From the Original French

      Philadelphia: Published by M. Carey. 1816. First. First American edition, from the third London edition, revised and corrected. Translated by Samuel Henley. 16mo. 234pp. Original printed paper covered boards. Two contemporary or very early owner's names (from the same family), paper lacking from the bottom .5" of the spine, bound without pages 197-200 (S2), some modest overall rubbing on the boards, some foxing in text, overall a sound and tight, very good copy. A gothic novel with fantastic elements, the 9th-century Caliph Vathek renounces Islam and attempts to gain supernatural powers. Exceptionally uncommon and a remarkable survivor, rare in boards. .

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