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        The Life Of William Hutton

      Baldwin Craddock & Joy London + Beilby & Knotts Birmingham 1816 - Quite rare 1816 FIRST EDITION with 402 pages. Engraved portrait in the front(see pictures). Marbled boards, original leather label on spine. Some browning to pages, the front board is a bit loose and there is some pencil writing on one of the blank pages plus a tiny sticker on the front decorated pages that relates to the book. A small barely legible stamp of a previous owner on the publisher page. Otherwise, a very solid copy of this wonderful autobiography of William Hutton published in 1816 the year after his death. William Hutton (30 September 1723 – 1815) was a poet and the first significant historian of Birmingham, England. In 1746 he taught himself bookbinding, and three years later opened a shop in Southwell. He moved to Birmingham in 1750 and opened a small bookshop. He married Sarah Cock from Aston-on-Trent in 1755 and they had three sons and a daughter, Catherine Hutton (1756-1846), who became a writer. In 1756 he opened a paper warehouse – the first in Birmingham – which became profitable. He built a country house on Bennetts Hill in Washwood Heath, and bought a house in High Street. He published History of Birmingham in 1782 and was also elected as Fellow of the Antiquarian Society of Scotland (F. A. S. S.). He was elected overseer of the poor, and in 1787, to the Court of Requests, a small claims court for nineteen years, handling over 100,000 claims. Both his houses were destroyed in the Birmingham Riots in 1791 (the Priestley Riots) leading to his historical account in Narrative of the riots in this, his autobiography. He is generally held to be the first person in modern times to walk the entire length of Hadrian's Wall, producing an account of his 1801 journey in The History of the Roman Wall. Walking 600 miles from his Birmingham home, along the wall, and back home again, he wrote in the preface, "I have given a short sketch of my approach to this famous Bulwark; have described it as it appears in the present day, and stated my return. Perhaps, I am the first man that ever traveled the whole length of this Wall, and probably the last that will ever attempt it ." He completed his autobiography The life of William Hutton just before his death in 1815. He is commemorated by a blue plaque on Waterstone's bookshop on High Street, near the start of New Street, Birmingham and as a Bas relief on Derby's Exeter Bridge close to the Mill where he did his apprenticeship. His memoirs paint a brief picture of the highlights of each year of his life from 1725, where he writes that "memory now comes to the aid the pen", to 1812, when he becomes too old to continue. An example of his prodigious memory was the way he was able to recall, when he was in his eighties,at least one trivial anecdote for every day of his life from the age of 10, apart from thirteen days. This is an absorbing work which gives a first-hand account of life in the eighteenth century and the way he progressed from the being the child of an alcoholic father with nothing in the world to being a wealthy and notable businessman, author and antiquarian. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE OF WILLIAM HUTTON, F.A.S.S. Including a particular account of the riots at Birmingham in 1791, to which is subjoined, the history of his family, written by himself, and published by his daughter.

      London: Baldwin Craddock and Joy; and Beilby and Knotts Birmingham 1816 - 8vo, (210x132mm), viii,398p. Frontispiece portrait engraved by Thomas Ranson; the frontis. and title page heavily browned, some occasional spotting thereafter. Modern quarter cloth. Hutton was initially an apprentice in a Derby silk mill before undertaking a second apprenticeship as a stocking-maker in Nottingham. In 1746, seeing bookbinding as an alternative occupation to stocking-making he began to teach himself bookbinding on books bought cheaply; firstly on three unbound volumes of the Gentleman's Magazine which he fastened together in a rough way. The binding materials and tools available locally were inadequate, and in 1749, to acquire better, he borrowed 3 guineas from his sister and walked to London and back, covering the 129 miles each way in three days and spending 10s. 8d. on board and lodging. He resolved to set up as a bookseller, bookbinder, and stationer in Birmingham which had impressed him with the beauty of its buildings and the vivacity of its people. As a preliminary step he took a shop in the market place in Southwell, where there was no other bookseller, and every Saturday walked the 14 miles from Nottingham and back, carrying up to 30 lb. In 1750, Hutton settled in Birmingham where the best part of his stock was the 'refuse' of the library of a Presbyterian minister Ambrose Rudsdell (1707-1750), he soon prospered, saving £20 in his first year, moving into a better shop in the High Street, and opening Birmingham's first circulating library in 1751. In 1756 Hutton set up a paper warehouse in the High Street, the first in Birmingham, which was profitable enough to encourage him to build a paper mill on Handsworth Heath in 1759. The mill was not a commercial success and he abandoned it in 1762. In 1766 he began to speculate in land, an activity which he continued with success into old age, and in 1769 he bought half an acre at Bennett's Hill, Saltley where he built himself a country house. Well known as a dissenter and as one of the group of radical thinkers of which Joseph Priestley was the most prominent member, Hutton suffered severely in the rioting which followed a dinner held in Birmingham on 14 July 1791 to celebrate the second anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. Even though Hutton had declined an invitation to attend the dinner and taken no part in the political and religious disputes of the time, the mob attacked Hutton's house in High Street. He offered to buy them off but they dragged him to the Fountain tavern where he was presented with a bill for 329 gallons of ale. Nonetheless, his house and furniture were destroyed later that evening. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Travels in Brazil.

      London, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1816. - 2 maps, 8 hand?colored aquatints, ix, (3), 501, (1) pp., (3 ll. advt.). Large 4° (30 x 22 cm.), original boards (neatly refurbished at head and foot of spine, printed paper label slightly chipped and worn but intact). Some offsetting from plates. Otherwise in fine condition; uncut. Old ownership signature of James Maury on recto of front free endleaf. Circular printed ticket of (Wright) & Cruickshank, 60 Castle Street, Liverpool in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf. ---- FIRST EDITION of this classic work on Brazil. Born in Portugal, the son of a Liverpool sugar dealer, Henry Koster originally visited Brazil for health reasons. He arrived in Recife in mid?December of 1809. As his health improved, he began traveling in Parahiba and Maranhão. He settled in Pernambuco at the "Jaguaribe", a sugar plantation, and later acquired land in Itamaraca and a @sitio in Gamboa. During his residence in Brazil he sailed several times to England, where in 1816 he published this celebrated book. Koster died in Recife in 1820.Although Koster had no intention of writing a book about Brazil, he was urged to do so by friends, the most notable of whom was perhaps Robert Southey, whom he met and befriended in Portugal in 1801, and whose library he utilized. @Travels in Brazil was very well received by the public and critics; a second edition was issued the following year, and soon thereafter it was translated into French and German. Today it remains the best description in English of northern Brazil just before Independence, and the original edition is of considerably greater rarity than most English travel literature of the period.The plates that illustrate the work were executed according to Koster's own drawings by a close relative. The maps show the city of Pernambuco and the northeast coast of Brazil. In the Appendix (pp. 475?501), Koster transcribes 2 monographs, rare today, that Arruda Camara published in Rio de Janeiro, 1810; both deal with the plants of Brazil.Koster was keenly observant. In his description of the town of Pernambuco, for example (pp. 5?9), he notes the height and building material of houses in various sections of the town, the condition of the streets, public buildings, bridges, and the source of water. Similar but less detailed information is given about Olinda, Natal and São Luis do Maranhão. On pp. 298?301 he describes the building of his own house, commenting on the types of wood used for different parts.In addition to references to sugar and sugar plantations throughout the text, Chapter XVI (pp. 336?64) is devoted entirely to sugar, and two of the aquatints are related to the subject: One shows a sugar mill, another a planter and his wife on a journey.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 437: "This first edition is the one most sought after." Abbey 704. Sabin 38272. Schäffer, @Portuguese Exploration to the West and the Formation of Brazil 80. Griffin, @Latin America: A Guide to the Historical Literature 3355: "A classic account . . . rich in detail concerning the appearance and character of the people, their towns, the royal government, the countryside generally, and the plantations in particular." @Annaes da Biblioteca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro 1069. Conrad 480. Dutra, @Guide to the History of Brazil 626. Naylor 51. Bosch 299. Mindlin, @Highlights 244. Rodrigues 1344. Cf. McNeil & Deas 43: the second edition. OCLC: 4418696 and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Plate 199 - Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily)

      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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        Etchings Of Remarkable Beggars, Itinerant Traders And Other Persons Of Notoriety In London And Its Environs.

      London: John Thomas Smith, 1815 [i.e. 1816]. - folio. partly hand-coloured etched title & 48 etched plates. later half morocco, top edge gilt, rebacked with most of spine mounted (corners worn, some foxing, generally light but some of the plates more heavily affected). A later but fuller issue of the work, with forty-eight rather than the usual twenty-three plates. Some of the plates were republished in 1817 under the title Vagabondiana; Or, Anecdotes Of Mendicant Wanderers Through The Streets of London., which contained thirty-three. Smith's etchings are among the earliest attempts to depict the poor of London in a realistic way, serving as fore-runners to Busby's Costumes of the Lower Orders of London (1820) and Mayhew's London Labour and London Poor (1861-62). They present "a dramatic survey of street folk, blind beggars, cripples, the indigent poor of all kinds.and hawkers of trifles, observed with objectivity." (Houfe, Dictionary of Book Illustrators, p. 149) Smith had studied sculpting under Nollekens and mezzotinting under John Keyse Sherwin, after which he was appointed Keeper of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. Colas 2756. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments (according to the present authorised English version) with Notes, Critical, Explanatory and Practical (Volumes 1 & 2)

      London: Printed by Thomas Cordeux; Sold by T. Blanshard. 1816. (Second edition). Two volumes. Large "lectern" folio, unpaginated. Volume 1: Genesis to Job, with a stipple engraved frontispiece portrait. Volume 2: Psalms to Malachi. 42 x 27.5 cm. Contemporary full calf, red morocco spine labels. Both volumes are very good, with scuffing to the boards and spines, cracks to the joints at the spine ends of volume one only, and staining to the endpapers. The text pages are clean and tight, with moderate scattered foxing. The stipple engraving of Benson by T. Blood is especially fine. Scarce. OCLC locates only two copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Kyôchûzan (Mountains of the Heart).

      (Japan Sûzan Shobô 1816) - Small quarto. (19)ff. A Japanese book of color woodblock prints by Kameda Bôsai (1754-1826), one of the leading painters of the Nanga or Bunjinga (literati) schools of painting. The seventeen full-page illustrations, five of which extend across the page spread, are landscapes depicting mountainous terrain, comprised of strong, black calligraphic lines with soft colors. Each includes descriptive text printed along the margins and the artist’s stamp in red. The images are simple but poetic, expressing the artist’s love of the natural world, with descriptions that translate as: "The refreshing sound of a mountain waterfall," "The intoxicating effect of river and mountains," "Solitary fisher on a wintry river," and "Jeweled mountains like sapphires and water like emerald," among others. With a preface and two closing notes. Working during the Edo period, Bôsai was recognized for his paintings, calligraphy, and book illustrations. In her book Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan, Louise Norton Brown describes Kyôchûzan as "The most charming book produced by the Japanese Impressionistic School." The colophon, which is adhered to the inside of the back cover, has different lettering and paper than the rest of the book. It is dated 1809, in contradiction to the dates stated in the preface and postscripts; according to scholars of Bôsai, this was most likely the result of careless pasting by the bookbinder. Stab-bound in gray-green wrappers with a printed yellow label to the front cover. Covers and one spot on the spine show some light rubbing and wear, else a fine copy. Protected in a blue cloth chemise that closes with bone clasps. (Brown, p. 121; Keyes, #47, p. 283, similar to edition 5; Mitchell, The Illustrated Books of the Nanga, Maruyama, Shijo and Other Related Schools of Japan, pp. 383-4). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BRITISH JUNGERMANNIAE Being a History and Description, with Colored Figures, of each Species of the Genus, and Microscopical Analyses of the Parts.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown; et al., London 1816 - Complete with 88 fine hand-coloured engraved plates: numbered. I-LXXXIV and 4 Supplementary plates, engraved by H. W. Edwards from drawings by the author; pp. [xxvii], 20, [2 Index] plus (usually) two leaves of letterpress accompanying each plate; half-title present. Bound in later half speckled calf with marbled paper boards, very good with slight rubbing. Contents clean and tight, marbled end papers, no inscriptions, a little minor foxing, and very light offsetting to a few plates. A very nice copy. Provenance: purchased from the previous owner from Francis Edwards catalogue 1019, dated 1979, item no. 245. "Hooker spent twelve years at Halesworth, during which he produced his British Jungermanniae, with his own illustrations, widely considered to be his most beautiful work. This book established hepaticology as an independent entity and made Hooker's reputation." (Allan Mea in DSB). Size: Large 4to (25 x 31cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vues des cordilléres et monumens des peuples indigénes de l' Amérique.

      Paris. N. Maze. S.D. ( 1814 - 1816). - 2 tomes en 2 volumes in 8 (1), 392 pp, (2), 411 pp et 3 pp ( errata et table des planches). Complet des 19 planches hors texte dont certaines en coloris d' époque. Demie basane tête de nêgre, petit coins de velin. (Reliure de l' époque) Premiére édition in 8 de cet ouvrage toujours d' actuailté et dont il a paru en 1810 une édition in folio. Cet ouvrage fit redecouvrir les civilisations Azteques et Péruviennes. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saggio sulla polizia generale de' grani Prima versione italiana con note del cav. Borghi.

      Stamperia di paolo Emilio Giusti,, Milano, 1816 - Cm. 18,5, pp. vii (1) 143 (1). Leg. orig. in cart. con titoli e decorazioni a stampa. Mancanze al dorso ed un po' sciolto, qualche arrossatura, peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso, ben conservato. Prima edizione italiana dell'Essai sur la police générale des grains, apparso per la prima volta a Londra nel 1753 e poi, questa volta autorizzato dall'autore (1700-1758), a Berlino nel 1755. L'opera, favorevole al liberoscambismo nel commercio agricolo e sostenitrice della tesi per cui "les fruits de la terre sont les richesses les plus réelles de la nation", fu molto stimata da Adam Smith: "Mentioned by Adam Smith as a "very faithful, diligent, and laborious collector" of the prices of corn, [Herbert] has sometimes been credited as being the first in date of the advocates of free trade in corn in France." (Palgrave). Cfr. (edizioni in francese): Kress, 5443. Goldsmiths', 9010. Einaudi, 2883. Higgs, 987. INED, 2256. Barbier, II, 244. Carpenter, XVI (4). McCulloch, p. 84. Orfèvres, 9010. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Grand atlas universel, ou collection de cartes encyprotypes, generales et detaillees des cinq parties du monde; . par H. Brue

      A Paris: chez Desray, libraire-editeur, rue Hautefeuille, n. 4, 1816 - In-folio imperiale 3 v. (6) 32 c. di tav. doppie geogr. ripieg. ; 5 c. di tav. geogr. doppie; 4 c. di tav. geogr. doppie. Legatura in mezzapelle con piatti in cartoncino editoriale: titoli incisi sul piatto frontale. Qualche arrossatura o gora ai margini di alcune tavole. Tavola 12, 13 e 15 rifilata. Alla prima tavola doppia, non numerata, (mappamondo in due emisferi) è presente il nome dell'autore. Seguono un mappamondo su un foglio doppio, un mappamondo su quattro fogli doppi, una carta dell'Europa su un foglio doppio, una carta dell'Europa su quattro fogli doppi, una carta della Francia su un foglio doppio, una carta del Regno di francia su quattro fogli doppi, una carta dell'Asia su un foglio doppio, una carta dell'Asia su quattro fogli doppi, una carta dell'Africa su un foglio doppio, una carta dell'Africa su quattro fogli doppi, una carta dell'America Settentrionale su un foglio doppio, una carta dell'America Settentrionale su quattro fogli doppi, una carta dell'America Meridionale su un foglio doppio, una carta dell'America Meridionale su quattro fogli doppi, una carta dell'Oceania su un foglio doppio, una carta dell'Oceania su quattro fogli doppi. Adrien-Hubert Brue (1786 - 1832) was a French cartographer active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Brue held the office of Geographe du Roi and often signed his maps as such. In this position Brue contributed to thousands of maps and numerous atlases. Like most cartographers many of his maps were published posthumously and were common even several decades after his death. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Panorama prise au Sommet du Mont Rigi.

      Zurich, Keller & Füssli, (1816). - 8vo. Fan-folded, hand-coloured aquatint (with 9 folding double leaves, c. 195 x 1980 mm) in contemp. blindstamped blue boards with floral design and mounted border. In slipcase with mounted title. The finest and rarest of Keller's panoramas in contemporary colour, depicting the view from Mount Rigi from Risch on Lake Zug to Kuessnacht on Lake Lucerne. Not to be confused with Keller's much more common like-titled panoramas of merely half size, published from 1820 onwards (cf. Harteveld Cat. 206, no. 123: their copy described as "splendidly coloured copy, then sold for the fourfold price of copies in simple colour"). In 1823 Keller was to publish yet another large-format panorama as part of a book with the same title, again not identical with this present view. - The title label bears the publisher note as quoted above; the view itself is captioned: "Gezeichnet auf dem Rigi-Kulm, 1814, von H. Keller, Vermehrt u. Berichtigt 1816 / gestochen von J. J. Scheurmann 1815". Two flaps (measuring 70 x 160 mm) can be folded out at the bottom, through with the view includes Arth on Lake Zug. Similarly, Mount Rossberg is also inserted as a flap, behind which the viewer may uncover Lake Aegeri and Eccehomo. Mounted on the back pastedown is a coloured engraving: "Le Mont Righi, dessiné près de Zoug" (175 x 107 mm; B. Bullinger del., F. Hegi sc.). - Minute paper defect on the horizon at far left, otherwise in perfect condition. Binding with occasional insignificant staining; altogether very clean. Insignificant bumping to edges of slipcase. Ms. ownership note by the Austrian actor Joseph Koberwein (1774-1857). The son of the important travelling actor Simon Friedrich Koberwein made his debut in 1796 at the Vienna Court Theatre and remained as a member of the ensemble until 1846. His principal roles were Ferdinand, Leicester, and Wallenstein. - Very rare; library and collection catalogues (OCLC, British Library, etc.) list only the later editions. Cf. Lonchamp 1672 (note). Barth 193787ff. (book edition only). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, Between the Years 1803 and 1807. Written by himself, and illustrated by maps and numerous plates. In two volumes.

      London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 - 2 vol. in-4° ; portrait-fontispice, XLII-339 pp./IX-373 pp.-4 cartes h.-t. repliées et 85 gravures repliées hors texte [I-XII-XII bis-XIII-XXVIII-XXVIII bis-XXIX-LXXXIII], demi-basane havane à petits coins, dos à nerfs, fleurons or, pièce de titre en maroquin marron, rel. post., bon exemplaire. 13 000 € Atabey, 53 (pour l’édition originale française). Blackmer, 62. Cohbam, Excerpta Cypria, p. 391. Playfair, Morocco, 506. Röhricht, p. 340. Tobler, p. 140. Manque Weber. Édition originale de la traduction anglaise. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, Between the Years 1803 and 1807. Two volumes

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, Paternoster-Row, London 1816 - Full leather with significant wear and loss of leather to most of the spine of volume two, front board detached from volume one, others holding. Exterior fair. Interior occasional foxing throughout, moderate to heavy foxing to a few areas affecting plates. Some offsetting from illustrations and the ink on some pages. Most of the text and plates are quite nice and clean. pp.339 and 373. Illustrated with four maps: Kingdom of Morocco, Map of North Africa with a 1 inch tear at the top most fold, middle right, Map of Journey of Ali Bey and Map of Coast of Arabia and the Red Sea. Contains an explanation of the plates of which there are 83 plus. The plates, many foldouts, are out of numerical order in some places in both volumes and there are additional unnumbered plates as well as multiple plates for some numbers. Plate X is an unnumbered plate as is XV. There are a couple of pages with vertical creases, many with impressions from the folded plates and maps. The maps have not been opened in generations and have sharp folds and need a delicate touch to unfold. There are two pages of advertisements at the rear of volume two. Overall exterior fair, interior is good plus and better. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The HISTORY of the RENOWNED PRINCE ARTHUR, KING OF BRITAIN; With His life and Death, and All His Glorious Battles. Likewise the Noble Acts and Heroic deeds of his Valiant Knights of the Round Table. In Two Volumes

      Walker and Edwards, London 1816 - Complete 2 Volume set. Very Scarce 7th Edition, 1816, in Original Paper Covered Boards. Printed Title and Publisher's Details to fronts, Titles & Vol. Nos to spines and Publisher's List of "Walker's British Classics (With King Arthur, 2 Vols, listed last) on the back. Each Volume has an engraved Frontis Plate (Vol I "How King Arthur gave his Sword Excaliber to the Lady of the Lake", and Vol II "The Vision of Sir Percivale"); and an Illustrated Title Page, followed by Half Title Pages and a Printed Title Page. Illiustrations by C. Warren and T. Unwins. 5 3/4" Tall. Vol I has 468 Pages and Vol II has 488. Some wear and rubbing to covers with some chips to paper on spines (see photos). Some very light foxing to frontispieces and illustrated title pages. text pages in very nice, clear condition. Please ask if you would like any more pictures or information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Most Ancient and Famous History of the Renowned Prince Arthur King of Britaine

      R Wilks, 89 Chancery Lane, sold also by Simpkin & Marshall, Stationers Court Ludgate Hill 1816 - 1816 Joseph Haselwood edition in 3 volumes, which is a (modified) reprint of the 1634, sixth edition. Vol 1 326pp, vol2 381pp which has been bound upside down by the original binder and vol3 384pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The MIiscellaneous Works Of Oliver Goldsmith: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings

      R Chapman - 1816. Hardback. Four volume set. Bound in calf binding, with gilt titled and designed spine. Edges bumped. Interior of all four volumes is excellent, with clean bright text. . . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland .

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        Hortus Gramineus Woburnensis: Or an Account of the Results of Experiments on the Produce and Nutritive Qualities of Different Grasses and Other Plants Used as the Food of the More Valuable Domestic Animals: Instituted By John Duke of Bedford

      B. M'millan, London 1816 - vi, [3], iv-lxvi, 316pp, [4]. Uncut in original boards, with original paper label. Rebacked, original spine laid on, worn to edges with one or two minor scrapes to covers and small amount of loss to paper covering lower board. Internally some light spotting with occasional offsetting, damp stain to index leaves, but generally fairly bright and clean. With thirty-five samples of seeds on fourteen leaves and one hundred and twenty-three dried grass specimens mounted on blank numbered sheets with printed captions in Latin and English, many leaves highlighted in green, all tissue-guarded. With the very important folding engraved plan of the garden, (often absent), laid in loosely to front and errata slip tipped in, previous owners book plate to front pastedown. Now housed in a cloth drop back box with title label to spine. Sinclair, George (1786-1834), gardener and writer on horticulture, "On instructions from the duke, and under the direction of Sir Humphry Davy, Sinclair conducted an extensive series of experiments on the nutritive qualities of various types of animal fodder. The results were published in 1816 in Hortus Gramineus Woburnensis, an expensive folio volume containing dried specimens of the grasses. These were replaced by plates in cheaper editions published in 1825, 1826, and 1829, and in a German translation of 1826. The nutritional value of the grasses described in Hortus was assessed through comparison of their water-soluble constituents, the theory being that these formed the bulk of the feeding material. As a comparative guide the technique did have some value" (ODNB). A paper in 'Science' (25/01/2002) by Andy Hector and Rowan Hooper have called this book, which influenced Charles Darwin, "arguably the first ecological experiment". Darwin in his 'Origin of the Species' refers to an experiment investigating the biology of grassland plants that showed how a greater diversity of grasses planted in experimental plots was responsible for greater production of plant matter, but Darwin didn't leave any clues as to where or when this experiment was done. Hector and Hooper have shown that it is Sinclair's 'Hortus Gramineus Woburnensis' which details this experimental garden. Uncommon, with five locations on COPAC and only one (Natural History Museum) mentioning the plan. Nissen BBI 1850 (calling for one hundred and twenty-two samples); Lowndes 2404 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manual de appellações, e aggravos, ou deducção systematica dos principios mais solidos, e necessarios, relativos a sua materia, fundamentada nas leis deste Reino, para uso, e utilidade da magistratura, e advocacia.

      Bahia, Typog. de Manoel Antonio da Silva Serva, 1816. - xii, 149, 25 pp. 4°, nineteenth-century quarter calf over marbled boards (slight wear at extremities), flat spine gilt, text block edges sprinkled red. Very fine condition. ---- First Brazilian Edition. A Bahia imprint so rare that Berbert de Castro was unable to view a copy: "A pesar da importancia desse livro, não nos foi possivel encontralo para exame." This is the second edition of a work on judicial appeals that first appeared in Lisbon, 1813 and was printed again in Lisbon, 1820, and Rio de Janeiro, 1846. Gouveia Pinto notes that the process of making an appeal was so complicated that most lawyers refused to undertake it. In this work, he sets out the origins of the appeal, the law on appeals in general, the law on various special forms of appeal (e.g., @aggravo de petição), and concludes with a list of appeals courts and which cases should be referred to each. The final 25-page section is a chronological list of laws referred to within the text, ranging in date from 1302 to 1812.The author's place of birth is not given in Innocêncio, but he is listed in the @Indice de biobibliografia brasileira (p. 328). Gouveia Pinto studied law at Coimbra and served in various magistracies in Portugal. He died in 1833.---- Berbert de Castro 76: cites the work from a Silva Serva catalogue of 1816. Innocêncio I, 161; VIII, 182: without collation. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 816/12. Not located in NUC. OCLC: This edition not located; cf. 253330957 (Lisbon 1813 editon: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz); 57047808 (Lisbon 1820 edition: Library of Congress, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Berkeley); and 253330433 (Rio de Janeiro 1846 edition: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz). This edition not located in Porbase, which cites only a single copy of the Lisbon 1813 edition at the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa. No edition located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        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.

      London: Printed For Henry Colburn, 1816. - 4to. pp. xiii, [2], 370. folding engraved map & 5 hand-coloured aquatints (incl frontis.). modern half calf (some scattered light foxing, plates offset). First Edition. An interesting account of Moorish manners and customs, and political events in Tripoli in the latter part of the eighteenth century, written by the sister or sister-in-law of the late Richard Tully, British Consul at Tripoli from 1783 to 1793. Tully’s family was very close to that of the Bashaw, and this narrative, according to the Preface, "will be found an object of particular curiosity, from the lively and artless manner in which it lays open the interior of the Court of the Bashaw of Tripoli. It contains the only exact account which has ever been made publicly known of the private manners and conduct of the African Despot, and details such scenes and events, such sketches of human weakness and vice, the effects of ambition, avarice, envy, and intrigue, as will scarcely appear credible in the estimation of an European." "The work is particularly valuable for its details of family life in the seraglio. The female members of Tully’s family were on intimate terms with the Bashaw’s family and were admitted into all the life of the seraglio. This is one of the most important records of Tripolitan life during the 18th century. The very attractive plates depict genre scenes and costumes." (Blackmer) The letters describe the plague that arrived in Tripoli from Tunis in 1785 and confined the Tully family indoors for a year and a half, the civil war in Tripoli, and the aggressions between Spain and Algeria, and Venice and Tunis. Both the Bashaw’s family and the Tully’s were driven out of Tripoli by the Turkish invasion of 1793. Abbey, Travel, 299. Robinson, Wayward Women, p. 248. Prideaux p. 354 (erroneously calling for 6 coloured plates) & Tooley 493 (attributing the work to Richard Tully). cfBlackmer 1682 (Third Edn.). cfGay 1496bis. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        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.

      - London, printed for Henry Colburn, 1816.4to. Contemporary half calf, with green morocco title-label to spine. With engraved folding map and 5 fine hand-coloured aquatints. XIII,(2),370 pp.* First edition; with armorial bookplate. - These letters were written by the sister or sister-in-law of Richard Tully, British consul at Tripoli from 1783 to 1793. The work is particularly valuable for its details of family life in the seraglio. The female members of Tully's family were on intimate terms with the Bashaw's family and were admitted into all the life of the seraglio. This is one of the most important records of Tripolitan life during the 18th century. - 'It is a delicious mixture of sensational subject-matter and deadpan delivery' (Robinson, Wayward Women, p.248). The very attractive plates depict genre scenes and costumes. - A fine copy.Abbey, Travel, 299; Tooley, Coloured plates, 493; Blackmer Collection 1682; Atabey Collection 1241. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        The History of the Renowned Prince Arthur, King of Britain: With His Life and Death, and all His Glorious Battles, Likewise, the Noble Acts and Heroic Deeds of His Valiant Knights of the Round Table.

      London: Walker and Edwards, 1816. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. Engraved frontispieces and dual title pages, one engraved in each volume and one typeset. Early full moir? paterned cloth, paper lettering labels. in . The text blocks and engravings are clean and near fine. Krupp notes moir? bookcloth aqs early as 1829, and this exemplar may be from that time. The first edition of Malory\'s Morte d\'Arthur was printed by Caxton in 1485. The Caxton edition was followed by editions in 1498, 1529, 1557 and 1634. No further editions were printed until two competing editions were issued in 1816, of which this is reputedly the first. No editions earlier than the 1634 are obtainable, and a copy of the 1634 edition only rarely comes on the market. This 1816 edition is the first practically obtainable edition of the Morte d\'Arthur.

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        Flora Americae Septentrionalis; or, A Systematic Arrangement and Description of the Plants of North America. Containing, besides what may have been described by preceding authors, many new and rare species, collected during twelve years travels and residence in that country . Second Edition

      printed for James Black & Son, London 1816 - Publisher's purple cord-grained cloth, letterpress paper label to each spine Provenance: C. Allen (early pencilled signature) A fine copy of the rare second edition of the highly-desirable coloured issue of the first botanical record of the Lewis and Clark expedition. A landmark work in early American botany, the first to publish the findings of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and a book which has been styled by one botanical historian as "amazingly brilliant." Born in Grossenhain in Saxony, Pursh came to America in 1799. Aided by Benjamin Smith Barton he made two memorable journeys of botanical exploration in 1806 and 1807. On his return from the second journey in 1807, he took over the running of David Hosack's Elgin Botanic Garden in New York. He remained in the United States until 1811, when he sailed for England in an attempt to arrange for the publication of the present work. In 1806 Pursh had met Meriwether Lewis, who gave him a collection of dried plants gathered on the expedition, "in order to describe and figure those I thought new, for the purpose of inserting them in his travels, which he was then engaging for the press." It is unclear why Lewis chose to turn the specimens over to Pursh. He may have intended that they go to Barton, for whom Pursh then worked. In any case, the death of Lewis and the delay in publication of the account of the expedition led Pursh to incorporate the Lewis and Clark material into his own work, where the material from the expedition and the locations where Lewis gathered it are carefully noted, with specimens identified as "in Herb. Lewis." Pursh's work is important for eastern botany as well, but its greatest contribution is the material relating to Lewis and Clark, and the publication of the first extensive observations on the botany along the route of their expedition. A fascinating feature of the work is the narrative preface in which Pursh gives some detail of his life and travels in the Americas, as well as mentioning the botanists he encountered and giving a description of the sources he consulted in England after his arrival in 1811. Pursh returned to North America and died in Montreal in 1820. For each plant Pursh gives a brief description, followed by a note as to who first described the plant, followed by notes gathered from other works. Many of the entries then conclude with Pursh's own interesting comments: "The Red Cedar, so useful and durable a wood, for whose history refer to Michaux's work so often quoted, is as yet in great abundance in most parts of the country; but its extermination is going on so rapidly, that future inhabitants will be very much at a loss, and will feel the want of it when it is too late" (vol.II, p.647). Cf. Bohn A Catalogue of Books [1841], item #3604; Bradley I, 306; Lowndes III, p.2012; Meisel II, pp.92-3; McKelvey Botanical Exploration pp.73-83; Nissen BBI 1570; Pritzel 7370; Stafleu & Cowan IV, 8404. (8 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches). 6pp. advertisements at the back of Vol. 1, 24 hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates (1 plate signed as being by W, Hooker after Pursh, a second signed as by and after Hooker, the others unsigned). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRE DE GEOFROI MIND de Berne receuilli de différens Cabinets particuliers et publié par J.P. Lamy, Editeur d'Arts à Berne et Bâle. Livraison accompagnée d'une Notice historique er biographique du Peintre.

      J.P. Lamy 1816 approx (no date given), Berne, Basle & Lausanne - Hand-coloured aquatints (12) of children by Geofroi Mind engr. by [Ernst] Rauch mounted on printed titled brown art paper all but one with diamond or oval embossed blindstamp L.(Lamy) or JPL. Oblong quarto red roan with green diamond shaped onlay gilt, titled JEUX D'ENFANTS DE MIND, later red cloth slip case (spine, corners & some parts of rear board repaired with leather & near matching gilt edge tooling) recased with new endpapers & large engraved label of Lamy laid down on older Free EP. Titlepage with stipple engraved vignette of Mind and his cat at work +[2]pp Foreword +[6]pp Life of Mind +12 plates mounted within rules with "Jeu d'Enfants Bernois, Mind del. & Rauch sc." on each and owner of the original picture on most. *This collection of 12 aquatints is the most charming of four published by Lamy and identical to the 3rd MIND-3 in the Helvetic Archives Gugelmann collection. They are: 1) Two boys and sled, no owner listed (black edge smudged into part of white of picture); 2) Girl riding on a boy with whip, Mr. Sigmond Wagner; 3) Four boys playing soldiers, owner as 2 (black edge smudged into mount only away from picture); 4) Boy riding goat, owner as 2 (outer edge of brown mount has minor tissue adhesion); 5) Line of 8 children, Comte Uxbridge; 6) Eleven children passing under a bridge made by 4 girls holding cloth, owner as 6; 7) Six sitting children pulled up by another & one watching, owner as 6 (small break-through at embossed stamp); 8) See-saw (Schaukeln), owner as 6 (only one without blindstamp); 9) Game of marbles, owner as 6 (2 corners torn where glued down without loss); 10) Whipping-tops with 9 children & dog (Kreiselspiel), owner as 6 (some light finger marks on white area 2cm old tear repaired without loss); 11) Girl in middle of circle, owner as 6 (sl. Crooked ?replaced on mount); 12) Ten children playing King of the Castle, Mr. J.J. Bacofen. Scarce complete set as published by Lamy in this collection, charming Berner Trachten, lively scenes of play. 1 volume.

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        Théorie sur l`escrime a cheval,

      - pour se défendre avec avantage contre toute espèce d`armes blanches; ornée de 51 planches en taille douce. Paris, chez Cordier 1816. Small 4:o. (4),67 pp. + 51 copper engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, spine gilt. Worn edges, repaired at head of spine, small damage ar foot of spine. Small hole at spine, the calf is worn away. Edges of boards gilt. Superexlibris Bibliothèque des Gardes du Corps du Roi. I. Compagnie. 27 x 21 cm.*Certified by the author on the back of the titlepage.[#\30277] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SATYRARUM LIBRI I. Satyra V.

      De Romanis,, Roma, 1816 - in folio gr., pp. 16, leg. cartone rust. coevo. Con 18 belle tavv. in rame (mm. 230x310) raff. paesaggi: Ariccia (2), la via Appia, Foro Appio, Feronia, Subimus, Fondi, Formia, Sinuelsa, Capua, Cocceio, Benevento (2), Canosa, Bari, Brindisi, etc. Testo delle satire di Orazio in latino e volgare (di anonimo autore). [MM3-213]

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      Pazzoni, Mantua 1816 - Pazzoni, Mantua, 1816-17. Small 8º (147 x 95 mm.), ten volumes bound as five. Pp.: v, 306, [1]; 362, [1]; 330, [2]; 352, [2]; 355, [2]; 349, [2]; 310, [2]; 280, [2]; 353, [2]; 287, [3]. Portrait frontispiece to first volume and six fine copper engravings (by Maina, Zuliani, etc.) in each volume, giving a total of 31 plates. Bound in full contemporary lacquered vellum, spines gilt. A fine set, internally bright and clean. Extreme lower corner missing from one text leaf in volume 5, about 10 x 20 mm., well away from text (paper flaw). A few very fine pencil annotations in Italian.

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        [Op. 96]. Sonate für Piano=Forte und Violin. Sr. Kaiserl. Hoheit dem durchlauchtigsten Prinzen Rudolph Erzherzog von Oesterreich &c &c &c in tiefer Ehrfurcht zugeeignet... 96tes Werk. [Parts]

      Wien: S. A. Steiner und Comp. [PN] S. et C. 2581. [July 1816]. Folio. Both parts bound together with original silk ribbon. Piano: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp.; Violin: [1] (blank), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With the word "Preis" printed, the amount in manuscript, in ink: "1 fl. 16 st."& & Decorative title engraved by A. Müller incorporating an image of the double-headed eagle of the Austrian empire. Capital letter "L" added in pencil to final page of piano part.& & Browning to title and edges; slight offsetting; outer bifolium of piano part partially separated at spine.& & An untrimmed copy. In very good condition overall. . First Edition, first issue.

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        [Op. 96]. Sonate für Piano=Forte und Violin. Sr. Kaiserl. Hoheit dem durchlauchtigsten Prinzen Rudolph Erzherzog von Oesterreich &c &c &c in tiefer Ehrfurcht zugeeignet... 96tes Werk. [Parts]

      Wien: S. A. Steiner und Comp. [PN] S. et C. 2581. [July 1816]. Folio. Both parts bound together with original silk ribbon. Piano: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp.; Violin: [1] (blank), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With the word "Preis" printed, the amount in manuscript, in ink: "1 fl. 16 st."Decorative title engraved by A. Müller incorporating an image of the double-headed eagle of the Austrian empire. Capital letter "L" added in pencil to final page of piano part.Browning to title and edges; slight offsetting; outer bifolium of piano part partially separated at spine.An untrimmed copy. In very good condition overall. . First Edition, first issue.

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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 Besc

      Berlin: In der Friedrich Nicolaischen Buchhandlung, 1816. Loosely translated the title in english is - "Guide for foreigners and local people from the royal. Residenz Berlin, Potsdam and the surrounding area, containing a short message from all located there oddities. In a far continued exodus of the great description of Berlin and Potsdam. In addition to a ground plan of the city of Berlin." Good condition hardcover book. The boards are calf. Has a bookplate inside the front cover from a seminary and a Dewey Decimal number lable on the spine. . The book has numerous black and white wood cuts and engravings including a frontis engraving. There is a large pull out map of Berlin at the back of the book. The map is complete and is in very good condition - I repaired a small tear with archival thermoplastic "tape" . The book also has a name written inside the rear cover and a library check out label attached to the rear end sheet , but the book shows no other evidence of having been a library book. The leather is chipped along the spine, the title label still attached and the title is visible. The edges of the book are rubbed. The boards are still attached but the front board shows wear along the spine. This is an uncommon title. Worldcat lists no institutional holdings in the US and the closest copy is in Denmark. The book pages are lightly age toned. . Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        [Op. 96]. Sonate für Piano=Forte und Violin. Sr. Kaiserl. Hoheit dem durchlauchtigsten Prinzen Rudolph Erzherzog von Oesterreich &c &c &c in tiefer Ehrfurcht zugeeignet... 96tes Werk. [Parts]

      Wien S. A. Steiner und Comp. [PN] S. et C. 2581 [July 1816]. Folio. Both parts bound together with original silk ribbon. Piano: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp.; Violin: [1] (blank), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With the word "Preis" printed, the amount in manuscript, in ink: "1 fl. 16 st." Decorative title engraved by A. Müller incorporating an image of the double-headed eagle of the Austrian empire. Capital letter "L" added in pencil to final page of piano part. Browning to title and edges; slight offsetting; outer bifolium of piano part partially separated at spine. An untrimmed copy. In very good condition overall.. First Edition, first issue.

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        The History of the Renowned Prince Arthur, King of Britain: With His Life and Death, and all His Glorious Battles, Likewise, the Noble Acts and Heroic Deeds of His Valiant Knights of the Round Table.

      London: Walker and Edwards, 1816. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. Engraved frontispieces and dual title pages, one engraved in each volume and one typeset. Early full moiré paterned cloth, paper lettering labels. in . The text blocks and engravings are clean and near fine. Krupp notes moiré bookcloth aqs early as 1829, and this exemplar may be from that time. The first edition of Malory\'s Morte d\'Arthur was printed by Caxton in 1485. The Caxton edition was followed by editions in 1498, 1529, 1557 and 1634. No further editions were printed until two competing editions were issued in 1816, of which this is reputedly the first. No editions earlier than the 1634 are obtainable, and a copy of the 1634 edition only rarely comes on the market. This 1816 edition is the first practically obtainable edition of the Morte d\'Arthur.

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        Hemerocallis Japponica.

      Les Liliacees. 1802-1816. - Stipple engraving. Original colour. Size: 33 x 51 cm. In fine condition. Pierre Joseph Redoute was born in Belgium, he became a favored artist at the court of France, patronized by kings from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe.His delicate illustrations were not only framed as pictures but also used for China.

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        The History of the Wars Occasioned by the French Revolution. Including a Sketch of the Early History of France, . . . Exhibiting a Correct Account of the General Congress of Vienna, The Escape of Bonaparte from the Isle of Elba, the Flight of Louis XVIII from His Capital, the Defeat of Bonaparte at the Ever Memorable Battle of Waterloo,

      London: Thomas Kelly, 1816. Full Calf. Very Good Minus. Folio-sized. 40 by 26 cm. 583, [1] pp. With 22 hand-colored plates, mostly depicting uniformed military leaders, and monarchical leaders, on horseback. Detailed, contemporary history of the Napoleonic wars. A few minor tears to leaves. Occasional light soiling. Mostly clean. Calf is heavily stained and abraded. Joints repaired. Spine is dry. Nonetheless an attractive full leather binding. Ex-lib, with minor indicia thereof (a few light name stamps) in prelims.

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        The History of the Wars occasioned by the French Revolution. Including a Sketch of the Early History of France, and the circumstances which led to the revolution in that country; together with a complete History of the Revolution in France.

      London: For Thomas Kelly by W. Clowes, [1816]. - Folio., (16 x 10 inches). (Occasional spotting and offsetting of text). 21 wood engravings, with original hand color, watermarked 1814, 1817, and 1818; wood-engraved frontispiece with original hand color (occasional offsetting, one or two marginal spots). Contemporary full tan calf, the spine in five compartments with four raised bands, gilt-lettered in one (rebacked to style, quite worn and stained). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription to front free endpaper. First edition, later issue, with plates watermarked variously 1814, 1817, and 1818. "Colored plates were the fashion in valuable books at this time, and some of them appear in a History of the Wars Occasioned by the French Revolution together with a History of the Revolution in France, by William Nicholson, LL.D., London, 1816. This work, unknown to Lowndes, is further remarkable for containing the first account, so far as we know, of the actual operation of the submarine boat, it giving a description of 'the diving boat which at Norfolk, U.S.A., tried to destroy the Ramillies'" (Sargent, The French Revolution and Napoleon in Literature and Caricature, p. 25). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS133. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Last Testaments of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

      [Paris], [1816] Booklet ?Notice Historique sur Le Testament de Louis XVI? and ?Notice Historique sur Le Testament de la Reine Marie Antoinette d?Autriche,? 20p (16 numbered), 8.25? x 10?. In French. On laid paper. ?De l?Imprimerie de Gillé, rue Saint-Jean-de-Beauvais, Nº 18.? Printed by order of King Louis XVIII, 1816. Facsimiles of the testaments not present. Fine condition.Facsimiles of the signatures of Marie Antoinette, Madame Elisabeth (sister of Louis XVI), and ?the young Louis XVII? are on one page. On another page are the facsimile signatures of A.Q. Fouquier, Legot, Guffroy, Massieu, and L. Le Cointre. Fouquier was the prosecutor of the Revolutionary Tribunal and the other four were the representatives of Versailles. Fouquier was later guillotined.

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        Amaryllis Broussonetii - Amaryllis de Broussonet. From "Les Liliacées."

      Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, for the author, 1802-1816. - Single sheet (21 x 14 inches, full margins showing the plate mark), float mounted and framed. A fine stipple-engraved depiction of Broussonet's amaryllis with original hand-color in full. Plate number 62 from Redouté's "Les Liliacées," which was published in 80 parts between 1802 and 1816. Redouté was first brought to Royal patronage by Marie-Antoinette in 1788 when she appointed him Dessinatteur du Cabinet de la Reine and granted him access to the Petit Trianon. From then until the end of his long life Redouté weathered the political storms of France with remarkable ease: "he survived the difficult years of the Revolution and the Restoration and found approval with all the rulers who changed in quick succession" (Hinz). However it was ten years later that his most creative period began under the patronage of the Empress Josephine when she acquired the Malmaison Chateau in Rueil, south of Paris: "she was passionately interested in botany and horticulture, and the design and layout of the Malmaison chateau garden became her personal concern. She went to great efforts to collect beautiful and rare plants from all over the world and to cultivate them in her gardens " (Hinz). Redouté's first work inspired by his association with the Empress was Vententat's "Jardin de Malmaison" for which he painted 120 watercolors, but their greatest achievement is "Les Liliacées." Although Josephine did not officially sponsor the work, she did pay Redouté a large salary to enable him to complete his monumental work at leisure. Josephine herself ordered several sets and the Interior Minister Chaptal, to whom the work is dedicated, ordered eighty sets to be distributed to museums around France or used by the Foreign Minister, Talleyrand, as "Imperial gifts offered to artists, scholars, and other notables all over Europe to advertised the excellence of French arts and sciences. Beyond the two hundred or so 'ordinary' sets of the work, an additional eighteen special copies were printed on large paper and hand finished by Redouté himself" (Mallary). "Les Liliacées" is Redouté's largest work, depicting often for the first time, specimens from the varied examples of the liliacae family as well as irises, orchids, amaryllis, heliconias, strelitzias, and agaves. All of these plants have their beauty and their fragility in common, not only was "Les Liliacées" "the first work to be devoted exclusively to this group of plants; it also had special value to botanists in providing accurate drawings and descriptions of plants that would not otherwise be easily obtained for study" (Mallary). "Les Liliacées" represents the culmination of Redouté's artistry as a stipple-engraver, a technique that he had first used in "Plantes Grasses," but which he had learned from Francesco Bartolozzi while visiting England with L'Heritier de Brutelle. It has been claimed that Redouté introduced the art to France. Certainly the technique had not been applied to flowers before and it allowed for the first time the artist to reproduce the delicacy of a flower's form and color that had so far eluded the printer's art. Dunthorne 231; "Great Flower Books"; Hinz "Pierre-Joseph Redouté: Life and Work" pp. 11-15 of Taschen's facsimile of "The Lilies"; Mallary "A Redouté Treasury" p. 17- 21; Nissen BBI 1597; Stafleu and Cowan 8747. For more information about this work, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS139.

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        Institucion de la Real orden americana de Isabel la Catolica

      Mexico: en la oficina de D. Mariano Ontiveros, 1816.

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        Proposals for an Economical and Secure Currency

      Ricardoís Bullion Plan Inscribed by the AuthorRICARDO, David. Proposals for an Economical and Secure Currency; with Observations on the Profits of the Bank of England, as They Regard the Public and the Proprietors of Bank Stock. London: Printed for John Murray, 1816.First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: ìFrom the Author.î Octavo. [4], 126, [1, blank], [1, printerís imprint], [4, advertisements] pp.Modern antique-style calf. Occasional light foxing. Housed in a custom full brown morocco clamshell, gilt-stamped.ìIn August 1815...P. Grenfell, an influential speaker on financial questions, asked Ricardo to help him in his Parliamentary battle against what he regarded as the excessive profits of the Bank of England. Ricardo, who thought the Bank as ëan unnecessary establishment getting rich by those profits which fairly belong to the publicí...responded positively and by September had written a pamphlet, Proposals for an Economical and Secure Currency, which was published in February 1816, shortly before the debate on Grenfellís motion on the Bank. This pamphlet contained a detailed account of his plan to make the Bank of England resume cash payments by making its notes convertible to gold ingots, instead of coins. This would have allowed Britain to go back to the gold standard, but to use paper as the actual means of payments. This plan Ricardo had first outlined in the Appendix to The High Price of Bullion, and submitted to both Government and Opposition...It was to receive much attention in 1819, when the decision was taken to return to a gold standard, and it was in fact adopted, and implemented in 1821, when the resumption of cash payments actually took place...It gave Ricardo a long-lasting fameî (The New Palgrave IV, pp. 184-185).This is a particularly scarce pamphlet. The last copy to come up at auction was in 1979. We located no other inscribed copies of any Ricardo title at auction, going back to 1915.Kress B.6787. Goldsmithsí 21537. Franklin and Legman, p. 3.HBS 66874. $15,000

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        Libri Censualis Vocati Domesday-Book, Additamenta Ex Codic Attiquiss

      By Command of His Majesty King George III, 1816. Leather spine area and tips of boards. Spine is very brittle with major chipping and disintegrating, a large section is missing to the bottom part. Boards are attached but extremely delicate. Heavy wear to extremities, plus discolouration and markings to the outside faces of boards. Pages are tight and clean throughout, but with age-tanning/blotching and rough cut pages. Small Library sticker to the inside face of the front board and small library stamp to the bottom of the inside title page.. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        A History of British Birds. Two volume set. 1816

      Newcastle Printed by Edward Walker for T Bewick 1816. G-: in Good (minus) condition without dust jacket. Volume II lacking front endpaper and with cracked inner front hinge. Bookplates to front pastedowns and front endpaper. Sporadic foxing. Occasional light marking and marginal ink commentary Fourth Edition Blue hardback half-leather cover 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xxxviii, 330pp, [introduction, contents] (vol I); xxii, 361pp, + ad. Hundreds of etchings by Bewick, some hand-coloured. The history of modern bird illustration really begins with the fine wood-engravings of Thomas Bewick and this 'History of British Birds'. The first volume, 'Land Birds', appeared in 1797 and the second, 'Water Birds' in 1804. Bewick was not really an ornithologist and the text is of little importance - indeed the text for the first volume was written by Bewick's partner, Ralph Beilby. By the time the second volume was ready, the partnership had dissolved and both engravings and text for 'Water Birds' were by Bewick. The work was an immediate success and eight editions appeared over the following fifty years, Bewick's engravings set a new standard in bird illustration, full of interest and vitality they played a major part in stimulating 19th century interest in ornithology. This matching, two-volume set was published together in 1804. Born at Ovingham in the North East of England in 1753, Bewick is widely recognized as the 'father of English wood-engraving' and has rarely been bettered. One of his early collectors, the great art critic, John Ruskin, wrote about Bewick's 'magnificent artistic power, the flawless virtue, veracity, tenderness, the infinite humour' - and even compared the subtlety of his drawing to Turner's.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England; and the Sunday Lessons From the Old Testament: With Notes on the Epistles, Gospels, Psalms.

      Sold by Otridge, Rivington, Hatchard and Longman 1816 - B00MWYZL2O [fore edge painting] 1816 Sold by John Otridge, F.C. and J. Rivington, John Hatchard and Mssrs. Longman and Co. (London), 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall full leather bound, gilt border to boards, five raised bands and gilt design and lettering to spine, all page edges gilt, marbled endpapers and fine fore edge painting of pastoral scene with church steeple in background, xxvi, 673, [1] pp. Covers are quite rubbed and edgeworn (especially top spine cap and tips), with a 4-inch split in the leather along the front hinge. A bit of chipping to the upper tips of the front free-endpapers, with prior owner name and inscriptions to both blank front endpapers. 1/8-inch closed tear to top edge of title page. Otherwise, apart from occasional very slight foxing (mainly to front and rear prelims), a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - with a handsome 'disappearing' (i.e., only visible when the pages are fanned) pastoral landscape fore edge painting whose colors are still quite bold after two centuries. ~DDD~ The Book of Common Prayer was and is used in many churches in the Anglican Communion. The original book, published in 1549 in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. The 1549 book was soon succeeded by a more reformed revision in 1552 under the same editorial hand, that of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1604, James I ordered some further changes, the most significant of these being the addition to the Catechism of a section on the Sacraments. Following the tumultuous events leading to and including the English Civil War, another major revision was published in 1662, and that edition has remained the official prayer book of the Church of England. Together with the King James Authorized version of the Bible and the works of Shakespeare, the Book of Common Prayer has been one of the three fundamental underpinnings of modern English. As it has been in regular use for centuries, many phrases from its services have passed into the English, either as deliberate quotations or as unconscious borrowings. The earliest examples of books with disappearing fore-edge paintings like this one (where only the gilt edge is visible until the page edges are fanned) date back to the mid seventeenth century, though the choice of landscapes like this as the subject did not become popular until after 1750, so this is a comparatively early example of an art form that was very much in vogue throughout the nineteenth century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Emma: A Novel

      First Edition of "Emma" Uncutin a Contemporary Binding[AUSTEN, Jane]. Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of ìPride and Prejudice,î &c. &c. London: Printed for John Murray, 1816.First edition. Three twelvemo volumes. (Measures 188 x 110 mm). [4], 322, [1]; [4], 351, [1, printerís imprint]; [4], 363, [1, advertisements] pp. Bound without the half-title in volume I, which is very common since this leaf was printed as part of the last signature and was therefore either overlooked (and left in place) or discarded by many binders of the period. Even copies in original boards often lack this half-title, most notably the Mount Bellow copy, described in 1933 Sotheby's sale catalogue as "in the finest possible state."Contemporary and almost certainly Continental, possibly German original quarter red paper spines over marbled boards, gilt-stamped on spines in Gothic style "Emma By the Author of Pride and Prejudice." Most certainly this book was sent straight from the publisher to the binder in sheets.Overall, aa fine, fresh and entirely uncut copy in a contemporary binding, wanting one rear flyleaf. Minor rubbing to upper joints of volume I and II and the lower joint of volume II. Housed in a red morocco backed clamshell.Emma was published on 29 December 1815. ì2000 copies were printed, and of these the records show that 1248 were sold by October 1816î (Gilson). The first American edition appeared in Philadelphia in 1816 and the first French translation in Paris in the same year, with a partial reissue in Vienna in 1817. No further editions are known until Richard Bentleyís reissue in his Standard Novels series in February 1833.Gilson A8. Keynes, Austen, 8. Sadleir 62d.HBS 67001.$45,000

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