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        Plate 37, Tulipe de l’Ecluse (Lady Tulip)

      Paris 1816 - This exquisite, hand colored stipple engraving, “Plate 37, Tulipe de l’Ecluse” measures 20.5” x 13.5” and is in excellent condition with slightly cropped edges. This dynamic flower, is commonly called the Lady [Jane] tulip or the candy stripe tulip. Naturalistically depicted, it is colored with long, green leaves and white petals with light pink stripes. This bulbous flower is delicate as it is beautiful and its names derive from the color patterns of the petals. Also illustrated on this engraving is an image of the open flower petal, as seen when they are open in the sun. The center of the flower is purple with a yellow stamen. 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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        A new and easy system of geography and popular astronomy; or, an introduction to universal geography, containing I. A description of all the empires, kingdoms, republics, states, and colonies in the known world, with an account of their population, government, history, &c., from the best authorities. II. Popular astronomy.to which are added, some of the most important subjects in natural philosophy. The whole arranged in catechetical form. Illustrated with a map of the world, a map of North America, and a plan of the solar system. Fourth edition, with considerable additions, by Joseph James.

      Baltimore, Fielding Lucas, 1816 - . 359p. Contemporary calif, worn but solid. Spine label scuffed but readable. Moderate foxing throughout, including the maps. The fold-out maps of the world and of North America (colored) each have one old short tear, unobtrusively mended with paper reinforcement on the back. The fold-out map of the solar system has an unmended marginal tear. The first two maps have minor mis-folds, but all are presentable. Previous owners' names on front blank ("Helen D"), on title page (James L. Owens?), and on fore-edge ("N. Brown"). Some faint pencilling on front blanks, but otherwise a complete, clean and tight copy of a very scarce book. Photo on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        BOUND COLLECTION OF 66 QUAKER TRACTS (NO. 1 - 70)

      Philadelphia: Tract Association of Friends. Good+; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1816-1832. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a rare bound volume of the first printing of the first 70 tracts (lacking numbers 35, 42, 56, and 66). Three quarter leather bound cover has heavy wear to extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages have varying degrees of foxing but clean and in very good condition." Tracts include: Memoir of John Woolman, Chiefly Extracted from a Journal of His Life and Travels" (n. D. , No. 1 appears in lower left corner of title page). "The Universalist and Efficacy of Divine Grace" ( n. D. , No. 2). "Thoughts on the Importance of Religion" (n. D. , No. 3). "Summary of the Principal Evidences for the Truth and Divine Origin of the Christian Revelation" (n. D. , No. 4). "The Christians' Principle Exemplified" (n. D. , No. 5). "Christian Instruction, in a Discourse as between a Mother and Her Daughter "(n. D. , No. 6) by John Wigham. "On the Effects of Ardent Spirits" (n. D. , No. 7). "Christian Memento with Observations on Some of the Prevalent Amusements of the Day" (n. D. , No. 8). "Detraction" (n. D. , No. 9). "The Poet Cowper and His Brother" (n. D. , No. 10). "Religious Duties, Consisting Chiefly of Extracts from the Holy Scriptures" (n. D. , No. 11). "Little Sins, a Dialogue to Which Is Added, an Abstract of an Interesting Conversation" (n. D. , No. 12). "William Penn's Exhortation" (n. D. , No. 13). "A Memoir of H--- G ---, Late of Philadelphia, Being a Striking Instance of the Influence of Divine Grace on the Mind" (n. D. , No. 14). "Remarks on the Doctrine of the Influence of the Holy Spirit" (n. D. , No. 15). "Short Biographical Notices of Samuel Emlen, James Pemberton, Daniel Bowly, Junr. Thomas Rutter, and Job Thomas" (n. D. , No. 16). "Brief Hints to Parents on the Subject of Education" (n. D. , No. 17). "On Profane Swearing" (n. D. , No. 18). "A Friendly Address to Sailors" (n. D. , No. 19). "Popular Amusements" (n. D. , No. 20). "An Address to Those Who Have the Care of Children" (n. D. , No. 21). "Christianity and Infidelity Contrasted" (n. D. , No. 22). "Extracts from the Memoirs of Caroline E. Smelt" (n. D. , No. 23). "On Worship, Ministry and Prayer" (n. D. , No. 24). "Abigail Blenning" (n. D. , No. 25). ""What Shell We Do To Be Saved?"" (n. D. , No. 26). "On the Holy Scriptures" (n. D. , No. 27). "Thoughts on Reason and Revelation, Particularly the Revelation of the Scriptures" (n. D. , No. 28). "The Happy Effects of Religion on the Mind in Humble Life" (n. D. , No. 29). "The True Christian Faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ" (n. D. , No. 30). "Faith in Jesus Christ, Exemplified in the Constancy of the Martyrs" (n. D. , No. 31). "A Brief Account of William Dewsbury" ((n. D. , No. 32). "Instances of Early Piety, Designed for the Instruction of Children" (n. D. , No. 33). "On the Observance on the First Day of the Week" [Extracted from the Writings of Early Friends] (n. D. , No. 34). "A Concise and Familiar Exposition of the Leading Prophecies Regarding the Messiah, Intended as a Young Persons" (n. D. , No. 36). "A Memoir of Sir Matthew Hale" (n. D. , No. 37). "A Memoir of William Churchman, a Poor Cripple. Extracted from a Narrative" (n. D. , No. 39). "A Brief Memoir of Rachel Betts, with an Account of Her Last Illness and Death" (n. D. , No. 40). "The Government of the Temper" (n. D. , No. 43). "Memoir of Sarah Lidbetter, Aged Nine Years and a Half" (n. D. , No. 44). "A Memoir of Mary Jane Graham" (n. D. , No. 45). "The Principle of Peace Exemplified" (n. D. , No. 46). "Account of Charles Dunsdon, of Semington, Wiltshire, England" (n. D. , No. 47). "Oaths; Their Moral Character and Effects. Extracted from "Essays on the Principles of Morality," &c" (n. D. , No. 48) by Jonathan Dymond. "The Rights of Self-Defence" (n. D. , No. 49) by Jonathan Dymond. "An Account of the Last Illness of Hannah Dudley" (n. D. , No. 50). "On Conformity to the World. Extracted from Mary Jane Graham's Letters" (n. D. , No. 51). "A Brief Memoir of Andrew Underhill; with an Account of His Last Illness" (n. D. , No. 52). "Practical Christianity. Extracted from a Treatise by Alexander Arscott" (n. D. , No. 53). "David Barclay" (n. D. , No. 54). "Charity and Forgiveness" (n. D. , No. 55). "On Military Glory" (n. D. , No. 57) by Jonathan Dymond. "A Memoir of Anzonetta Rebecca Peters" (n. D. , No. 58). "Isabella Campbell, of Rosneath, Scotland" (n. D. , No. 59). "On Baptism" (n. D. , No. 60). "National Prosperity: The Reward of National Equity" (1838, No. 61). "The Voyage of Life: An Address to Seaman" (n. D. , No. 62). "The Origin and Object of Civil Government, According to the Views of the Society of Friends" (n. D. , No. 63). "Extracts from an Address to the Society of Friends" (n. D. , No. 64) by Thomas Shillitoe. "Salvation by Jesus Christ" (n. D. , No. 65). "An Address to Those in Humble Life" (n. D. , No. 67). "A Brief Sketch of the Life and Religious Labours of Thomas Shillitoe" (n. D. , No. 68). "Straightforwardness Essential to the Christian" (n. D. , No. 69) "Individual Influence." (n. D. , No. 70) .

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        Beskrivelse over Østersøen

      i physisk, geographisk, historisk og mercantilsk Henseende betragtet, tilligemed udførlige Bemærkninger om den østersøiske Handel i Almindelighed, om de ved dette Hav liggende Handelspladser samt den i disse gjeldende Mynt, Vægt og Maal. Fra det Franske oversat ved O.J. Rawert. Kbhvn. 1816. XIV + 399 s. Samtidigt halvlæder. Biblioteksstempel på titelbladet (Classenske Bogsamling)

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

      London : Printed by W. Clowes, Northumberland-Court; for E. Williams, bookseller to the Duke and Duchess of York, No. 11, Strand 1816 - Physical description; xv, [1], 476, [4] p., [72] leaves of (col.) plates : ill., ports. ; 29 cm. (4°). Notes; Includes index (p. [465]-476). Native artist = Edward Pugh. Bookseller's advertisements: 4 p. at end. Subjects; Wales, North - Description and travel. Topographical books, Wales. Other names; Clowes, William 1779-1847 [printer]. Genre; Illustrated Travel Literature - 19th Century. Scattred marginal foxing. Very good copy bound in modern cloth-backed, paper-labeled boards. Remains a particularly well-preserved example; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 476 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Minéralogie homérique, ou Essai sur les minéraux, dont il est fait mention dans les poèmes d'Homère. Seconde édition.

      Paris, C. Wasermann 1816 - in-8, XVIII-[2]-200 pp., index, demi-veau marine, dos lisse cloisonné en long, tranches mouchetées (rel. du milieu du XIXe). Rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. La première édition était parue en 1790. C'est un curieux travail dans lequel l'auteur cherche à connaître l'état de la perception des minéraux à l'époque homérique à partir des indications éparses dans le corpus de l'Iliade et de l'Odyssée. A mi-chemin entre philologie et histoire des sciences, l'ouvrage n'a pas réellement fait école.

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        HEADLONG HALL.

      Printed For T. Hookham, Jun And Co., London, 1816 First Edition. Hardback. - 12mo. pp 216. Half-title., Nineteenth-century half calf, rubbed at spine, corners and hinges; also with marbled boards a little scuffed and a little chipped with slight loss at head of spine, with clean text but slight tear in half-title. Author's first book, published anonymously. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Humble Contributions to a British Plutarch. Including Lord Nelson

      C Baldwin, UK 1816 - 1st Edition 1816. Signed by the author to title page. (with the authors kindest respects.) Only 25 copies printed. Very rare. Wrangham (1769-1842) Wrangham was a well-known and widely read poet, essayist and translator of Greek and Latin literature. He was an advocate for the abolition of slavery, the education of women, Catholic rights, charity schools, free libraries, charity hospitals and other progressive social ideas. He was a classical scholar and noted Plutarch authority. Wrangham was vicar of Folkton, 1795-1821; Fellow of the Royal Society, November 15, 1804; examining chaplain to Vernon Harcourt, Archbishop of York, 1814-34; Archdeacon of Cleveland, 1820-28; vicar of Thorpe Bassett, 1821-27; Prebendary of York, 1823; rector of Dodleston, Cheshire, and Prebendary of Chester, 1827-42; and Archdeacon of the East Riding, 1828-40. He published numerous sermons and pamphlets on political topics, and wrote regularly for Blackwood's Magazine, the Gentleman's Magazine, and the Classical Journal. Wrangham was a member of the Roxburghe Club.He is buried in the lady chapel of Chester Cathedral.Seven biographical pieces on notable people of the time. Includes a section on Nelson. Other sections are Sir John Cheke, Sir Philip Sidney, Colonel John Hutchinson, Richard Bentley, George Bekeley and Sir William Jones. Book is very good+ and in bright condition. Edges lighty rubbed. Page edges dusty and age toned. Contents good with occasuional markings and light foxing. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 3060 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Memoire et rapports sur les fumigations sulfureuse. . .au traitement des affections cutanees

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1816. <p>Galès, Jean-Chrysanthe (1783-1845). Mémoire et rapports sur les fumigations sulfureuses appliquées au traitement des affections cutanées et de plusieurs autres maladies. 8vo. [4] 137 [1], 3 [1]pp. 7 hand-colored and 3 uncolored engraved plates, on blue paper. Paris: de l&#39;Imprimerie Royale; chez l&#39;auteur, 1816. 200 x 123 mm. In a beautiful binding, probably for presentation, of straight-grain morocco, gilt circa 1816, all edges gilt, rubbed at hinges, corners & extremities, spine a little faded. Some foxing, but very good.</p><p>First Edition, First Issue, Variant with Hand-Colored Plates not noted in Ehring. Galès developed a method of treating scabies and other generalized skin disorders by means of fumigation with sulfur vapors. Galès is best remembered for his infamous "rediscovery" of the scabies mite in 1812; the supposed acarus, which he claimed to have found in the scabies vesicle (an incorrect location), was actually a common cheese mite, artfully placed in the vesicle by Galès himself (see Crissey & Parish, pp. 61-68). </p><p>There appear to be two versions of the first edition of the Mémoire recorded in OCLC and the printed sources: one with 137 pages and either 7 or 8 plates illustrating various cases; and one with 4 additional pages and 11 plates, the additional plates showing the fumigating apparatus. Ehring makes no mention of copies with colored plates and uses a black-and-white engraving from the second edition of 1824 to illustrate his commentary on Galès&#39;s work. Given Ehring&#39;s focus on illustrations of skin diseases, it is virtually certain that Ehring would have cited and illustrated the colored-plate variant had he known of it. Ehring, Skin Diseases, pp. 122-23 (describing a copy with 137pp. and 11 plates, which may be an error). Waller 3398 (copy with 137pp. & 8 plates).</p>

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        RELATION CIRCONSTANCIEE DE LA DERNIERE CAMPAGNE DE BUONAPARTE, TERMINEE PAR LA BATAILLE DE MONT-SAINT-JEAN, DITE DE WATERLOO OU DE LA BELLE-ALLIANCE,

      Paris J.G. Dentu 1816 - Relié, demi veau à l'impression doré sur le dos, page de titre au vignette, 125 x 205mm., (iv)298. + 4 planches dépliantes. 4ème éd. revue, corrigée, augm. à laquelle on a jointes diverses Relations qui ont parues en Angleterre, un grand nombre de pièces. détails anecdotiques. Etat satisfaisant. 650 g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Volksmährchen der Deutschen.

      Wien, Kaulfuß & Armbruster / Rudolph Sammer, 1815-1816. - 5 Bde. Mit 5 gest. Titeln (davon 1 koloriert). Pappbände der Zeit mit eingebundenen Originalbroschuren. 12mo. Die wohl erfolgreichste (und langlebigste) Publikation des Schriftstellers Johann Karl August Musäus (1735-87), Bearbeitungen der Rübezahl-Legenden und anderer Märchenstoffe, hier herausgegeben von Christoph Martin Wieland. - Gelegentlich schwach braunfleckig. Schöne Sammer-Reihe. Vgl. Goedeke IV/I, 590, 5. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Beautés de l'Histoire d'Amérique d'après les plus celèbres voyageurs et géographes qui ont écrit sur cette partie du monde par G***, ornées de 32 nouveaux sujets de gravures représentant les Costumes, Habitations, Animaux &c. SIGNED BY AUTHOR & PUBLISHER

      D'Alexis Eymery, Paris 1816 - Paris: D'Alexis Eymery, 1816. First edition. Leather spine with 5 compartments, decorated ridges and compartments in dark brown and gold, gold titles. Marble boards, marble endpapers, all edges marble. 312 pp. Engraved frontispiece of explorers who discovered the "New World". Decorated title page. 12 additional engravings of indigenous peoples on 6 pages.(A number of engravings have been cut out). A most unusual book, signed by both the author and the publisher. Amusing publisher's signature on verso of half title with printed inscription: "Chaque exemplaire doit être revêtu de ma signature. - Je poursuivrai les contrefacteurs. [signed] A. Eymery Author's signature on last page: "Fait par moi Hapde Auguste" [emphatic script]. The book also has typos corrected in ink with the same pen and some computations on rear endpaper; this appears to have been the author's copy -- we wonder if he was calculating his profits on the rear. The book has interesting naive engravings of indigenous peoples, including Greenlanders, Eskimo, Louisiana, Florida and California natives and Mexicans. Light wear at spine edge, corners bumped, light foxing. Text and images entirely readable, text block and hinges solid. Some contemporary scribbles on the title page (from the same pen as the author). Very good condition. Scarce in any condition, rarer still with the signatures of both author and publisher. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        WALKER'S UNIVERSAL ATLAS For the Use of Schools

      - Printed By Barnard and Farley, Skinner-Street for F. C. And J. Rivington; G. Wilkie & others, London, 1816. Rebound in half blue leather with contempary marbled sides, and endpapers, original front free endpaper with name and date preserved, raised bands with gilt rule and dark red title label, date 1816 in gilt at foot of spine. 27 hand-coloured double page maps including folding map of the world, a very good copy, digital images supplied on request. ; 235 x 140mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN BELOOCHISTAN AND SINDE; ACCOMPANIED BY A GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THOSE COUNTRIES, WITH A MAP

      London. 1816.. xxx,423pp. plus colored frontispiece and folding map. Quarto. Modern three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt with leather labels. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Light foxing. Very good. Narrative of the author&#39;s travels in 1810, from India through modern-day Pakistan and Afghanistan while in the employ of the British East India Company. The large map shows Beloochistan, Sinde, and parts of Kutch, Seistan, Khorasan, and Persia - the territory along the Indian Ocean from the Arabian Peninsula to the top of the Indian subcontinent. The colored frontispiece shows two Sindian foot soldiers in the military regalia.

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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).

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        Memoirs Of My Own Times

      Abraham Small, Philadelphia 1816 - 4 volumes, including atlas. Vol. I has all plates and tables to match Streeter; has 34 (not 42) pp of Appendix and has no errata leaves (of 2). Vol. II lacks the half title, else collates correctly. Vol. III collates, Thick octavo; atlas large quarto. Illustrated with maps and plans in atlas volume; three folding, and two coloured, 18 altogether. Rare, complete with atlas. The work begins with Wilkinson's appointment to the Continental Army in 1776 and ends with the end of the War of 1812. The Atlas illustrates battles in both wars; the text volumes are a long and detailed narrative of memoir justifying Wilkinson's actions. [Gephart 14746. Howes W429. Streeter 1706. Phillips Atlases 1344] Edges of boards a litte rubbed, some spotting and rubbing of boards, leaves a little browned and slightly foxed throughout. Contemporary name in ink on front free endpapers and title pages. Boards of atlas creased at upper edge, title page and advertisement leaves with some waterstaining, plans and maps fine full contemporary tree calf, red morocco gilt lettered spine labels, all edges stained yellow. Atlas volume in original gray boards, brown leather gilt lettered spine strip [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London, John Murray. 1816 - Large 4to 9 x 11.5ins, 230 x 295mm, Original Boards, Uncut, rebacked in sympathetic style re-using the original paper label. pp viii, (iv), 527, 18 sepia aquatint or etched plates. A very nice and exceptionally tall copy of the First Edition. Abbey Travel 16.Moscow, St Petersburg, Sweden, Finland, Smolensko, Berlin, Stockholm, Cracow. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marmaduke Multiply

      J. Harris, London - Dated 1816 and 1817 on the lower edge of several of the pages. There is an 1827 watermark on five of the pages, making this a subsequent impression of the first edition. There are 69 pages of hand coloured wood cuts, covering all the multiplications in the 12 times table, each with an associated rhyme designed as an aide memoire to the maths (Three times 9 are 27, My Babes and I are going to Devon). Published in 4 parts, this edition contains all four parts, three of them being identified as such. Marbled boards with Morrocco (?) spine with gilt tooling and title. This book was exported to the U.S. where it was published by Munroe and Francis, Boston, in 1839. That edition retained most of the text verses but replaced the illustrations. Condition: The boards and spine are quite worn and there are various ownership inscriptions and practice maths sums on the front and rear endpapers. Binding is firm and in good condition. Small corner missing from plate 37, not affecting picture or text. Bottom corner missing from plate 67 that takes away part of illustration and text. Grubbiness to some pages. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VOYAGE DE DECOUVERTES AUX TERRES AUSTRALES EXECUTE PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE L'EMPEREUR ET ROI, SUR LES CORVETTES LE GEOGRAPHE, LE NATURALISTE, ET LA GOELETTE LA CASUARINA, PENDANT LES ANNEE 1800, 1802, 1803 ET 1804.

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1807/1811/1816. - Two large quarto volumes plus folio atlas, bound in one volume, consisting of the following: 1) VOYAGE DE DECOUVERTES.HISTORIQUE. Two volumes. Engraved portrait in volume two. Three folding tables. 2) PARTIE HISTORIQUE ATLAS. Two parts bound in one. Engraved title for each part. First part contains forty plates including map, five colored coastal profiles, fourteen ethnographic plates (eight colored), eight other views (one of which is colored, and two folding, including Lesueur's view of Sydney), eleven natural history plates (nine colored) and one technical plate. Second part contains fourteen maps (two double-page or folding). Uniformly bound in three-quarter antique calf and later 19th-century marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Occasional minor foxing in both text volumes. Plates and maps in atlas volume all pristine. Overall a clean and near fine set, untrimmed. The very rare account of the Baudin- Freycinet expedition, one of the most important early explorations of Australia. The expedition was sent out by the French government in 1800 with orders to complete the cartographic survey of the Australian coast. Commanded by Nicolas Baudin, the expedition left France in 1800 and sailed via Mauritius to the Australian coast in the region of Cape Leeuwin, arriving in May 1801. Peron sailed as naturalist on the expedition and Freycinet as cartographer. The vessels, Geographe and Naturaliste, sailed north from Cape Leeuwin, surveying the coast and making observations on the natural history and inhabitants, until they crossed to Timor. After three months the two ships set out for Tasmania, continued making detailed surveys, and went on to Sydney. The group then undertook a complete survey of the southern coast and an examination of the northern coast before returning to Mauritius where, near the end of 1803, Baudin died. It was a celebrated voyage which brought back to France the most important collection of natural history specimens in the history of the French Museum, as well as a wealth of geographical and other information. The narrative of the expedition was begun by Peron, and completed by Freycinet after Peron's death. A tacit agreement between Peron and Freycinet, both of whom disliked Baudin, kept the commander's name mostly absent from the present official account of the expedition. Flinders completed his survey of the Australian coast before Baudin, but his imprisonment by the French in Mauritius for seven years resulted in the French exploration account being published first. Consequently, the Baudin-Freycinet narrative includes the first complete and fully detailed map of the Australian continent. It is justly one of the most famous depictions of Australia ever produced, with virtually the entire southern coast labeled "Terre Napolean," indicating possible French colonial ambitions. The .HISTORIQUE ATLAS contains a group of beautiful color plates, mostly of natural history specimens, many of which depict what the French saw during their important visit to Tasmania. The navigational text and atlas, which was issued separately a few years later, is rarely found together with the narrative section. A most important Pacific voyage account. FERGUSON 449,536. DUNMORE, FRENCH EXPLORERS IN THE PACIFIC II, pp.9-40. WANTRUP 78a,79a. HILL, pp.229-30 (narrative volumes only). Davidson, BOOK COLLECTOR'S NOTES, pp.108-10. Sharp, DISCOVERY OF AUSTRALIA, pp.232-39. Plomley, THE BAUDIN EXPEDITION AND THE TASMANIAN ABORIGINES 1802.

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        EMMA. A Novel. In Three Volumes. FIRST EDITION.

      London, John Murray, 1816.FIRST EDITION 1816, 3 volumes, complete set, 12mo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 7 x 4 inches, pages: (4), 322; (2), 351, (1); (4), 363, (1) - advert, Volumes I and II bound without half - title, all volumes lacking final blank leaf, uniformly rebound in quarter blue morocco over blue marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco title labels, edges on Volume I have old faded marbling suggesting a mixed set, new endpapers. Volume I: minute piece missing from lower corner of title page, slight light foxing to title page, browning and thumbing to early pages, a little sporadic light browning and spotting to margins throughout, some times encroaching on text without loss, closed tear across page 315 has neat old repair, no loss; Volume II: faint early name in old ink at top of title page, occasional faint browning to margins or small light stain, small brown ink smudge in margin of page 60, small piece missing from upper inner corner of page 167, no loss of text, lower margin torn off page 169, no loss of text, another small piece torn off lower margin of page 191; no loss of text; Volume III: occasional small pale stains, chiefly to margins, occasional faint browning, small pale damp stain to lower margins of pages 73 - 96, some tiny indentations to lower margins of pages 327 - 338., 1 page just slightly protruding . A very good attractive set. See: David Gilson, Bibliography of Jane Austen, page 61, A8. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Histoire de L'Origine, Des Progres, Et de La Decadence des Diverses Factions.Jusqu'a L'Abdication de Napoleon.

      London: John Murray, 1816. - 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Half blue calf with gilt raised bands. Foxing to the preliminaries. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Protestant Advocate: or a Review of Publications Relating to the Roman Catholic Question, and Repertory of Protestant Intelligence. in Four Volumes.

      London J. J. Stockdale, 41 Pall Mall. 1813-1816 - First Edition. Four Volumes (complete). Recent half leather with gilt titles in six bands, with original boards. All issued. The Advocate was subsumed into the "Anti-Jacobin Review" in 1816. A Protestant / Anti-Catholic periodical with contributions from Shute Bishop of Durham, George Isaac Huntingford Bishop of Gloucester, George Tomline Bishop of Lincoln, Tomas Burgess Bishop of St. David's, George Canning, Granville Sharp, John Coxe, among others. The spines are new, and are in excellent clean and tidy condition. The boards are a little rubbed and darkened, but are still in sound shape. Internally the four volumes are in excellent condition. Clean and tidy, with very slight darkening only. Owner&#146;s monogrammed initials to each volume. A little light creasing to vol. 3. Overall, an excellent example. This copy belonged to Gilbert Buchanan, and has his initials in the front of the volumes. Buchanan was a Church of England clergyman, who was one of the contributors to the Advocate (and the Gentleman&#146;s Magazine) under the pen name "Clericus Surriensis". An Anglo-American, he had left America during the Revolutionary War, and had become a clergyman. He spent much time collating copies of the Book of Common Prayer with that held at the Tower (the "Authorized Standard"). He was eventually involved in publishing a corrected edition. The letter contributed by him here has been lightly annotated and corrected in his hand, and signed by him. vi, [errata], 1-668., iv, 1-570., iv, 1-572., vii, 1-472. pp. Copac cites only two copies of the complete work, in the Cambridge Special Collections, and at Chetham&#146;s library, Manchester. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fu il fuoco, o l'acqua che sotterro Pompei ed Ercolano? Scoperta geologico-istorica, fatta dall'autore il di 14 e 26 Ottobre 1810, e da lui scritta nelle lingue latina, inglese, francese, italiana, tedesca, e spagnuola in due lettere. Seguite dalle scritture pro et contra, presentate all' Accademia di scienze di Napoli, per di lei ordine; e dalle decisioni di questa Societa, relative al' argomento. Prima edizione Italiana.

      . Napoli, Domenico Sangiacomo, 1816. 8vo. [iv], 384 pp., one folded plate. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Rich gilt spine. Edges yellow.* A very rare work by the Italian geologist Carminantonio [(or Carmine Antonio) Lippi (1760-1823). The author discusses the controversial opinions of his days about the true cause of the demise of Pompei and Herculanum, either water or fire. This is not as strange as it seems, since it reflects, essentially, the difference between lahars and pyroclastic flows, and the fate of both towns was in fact different. Small paper chip on rear board, boards a bit rubbed. Scattered foxing, mostly light, somewhat more so on the preliminary text pages, otherwise a very good complete copy with the folded plate. Neither in the Cat. BM(NH), nor in Ward & Carozzi..

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

      n.p.: By Authority, W. Clowes, Oct. 1st., 1816 - Highly attractive instructional single-sheet. Along the top are a series of figures showing the "Preparatory Movements" or postures, beneath is a large circular "target" with the directions of the seven cuts and guards together with the words of command for the Infantry Sword Exercise. The figures are by John Augustus Atkinson who was noted for his "spirited and lifelike" figure-drawing; "His figures, artistically arrested in movement, show rather an actor's sensibility than a draughtsman's skill. " [DNB] Here he shows a range of contemporary infantry uniforms including the Rifle Brigade and a Highlander. Angelo's Fencing Academy was established in 1759 by Domenico Angelo Malevolti Tremamondo who had first established himself in London as a riding master. Angelo, as he became known, set up a highly fashionable "école d'escrime" in Soho which enjoyed the patronage of the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Devonshire. Such was his perceived authority in the area of the art of the fence that the plates of his L'École d'Armes were reproduced in the Encyclopédie illustrative of the section on "Escrime." Angelo's eldest son Henry, who had put the final polish on his fencing skills studying in Paris under Motet, became virtual head of his father's académie around 1785 and continued its reputation as "not only a school-of-arms, [but as] a school of deportment as well" [Aylward, The House of Angelo, p. 38.] In turn Henry's son, also named Henry, inherited the business when his father "retired from ther active conduct of the school" in 1817 [DNB]. The present item is dedicated "To Field Marshal His Royal Highness, The Duke of York. by Henry Angelo Junr." who we must presume to be the latter Henry despite the dating to 1816. At this stage in the history of the House of Angelo it was probably unnecessary for him to seek patronage with a well-placed dedication, and in 1833 he was appointed Superintendent of Sword Exercise in the Army. However, it does appears that this was based entirely on personal merit, his method being such that "even the soldiers themselves are anxious to learn it" [Aylward, p. 190]. A wonderful survival of the Angelo dynasty, a school-of-arms that became, "in the end, nothing less than a British Institution" [ibid. p. 183] (BROADSIDE, FENCING) Large broadside, 31" x 21". The Figures by I. [J.] A. Atkinson, Engraved by I. Robinson, with hand-colour.

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        Lycée, ou cours de littérature ancienne et moderne.

      - A Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Crapelet - chez Lefèvre, 1816. Ensemble complet de 15 tomes en 15 vol. in-8 de viij-701, 486, 566, 524, 564, 378, 405, 383, 373, 588, 493, 443, 479, 514, et 464 pp.; basane racinée, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, dentelle dorée encadrant les plats, tranche paille (reliure de l'époque). Nouvelle édition augmentée. Bel exemplaire en très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EMMA. A Novel. In Three Volumes. FIRST EDITION

      London, John Murray, 1816.. FIRST EDITION 1816, 3 volumes, complete set, 12mo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 7 x 4 inches, pages: (4), 322; (2), 351, (1); (4), 363, (1) - advert, Volumes I and II bound without half-title, all volumes lacking final blank leaf, uniformly rebound in quarter blue morocco over blue marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco title labels, edges on Volume I have old faded marbling suggesting a mixed set, new endpapers. Volume I: minute piece missing from lower corner of title page, slight light foxing to title page, browning and thumbing to early pages, a little sporadic light browning and spotting to margins throughout, some times encroaching on text without loss, closed tear across page 315 has neat old repair, no loss; Volume II: faint early name in old ink at top of title page, occasional faint browning to margins or small light stain, small brown ink smudge in margin of page 60, small piece missing from upper inner corner of page 167, no loss of text, lower margin torn off page 169, no loss of text, another small piece torn off lower margin of page 191; no loss of text; Volume III: occasional small pale stains, chiefly to margins, occasional faint browning, small pale damp stain to lower margins of pages 73-96, some tiny indentations to lower margins of pages 327-338., 1 page just slightly protruding . A very good attractive set. See: David Gilson, Bibliography of Jane Austen, page 61, A8. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Helonias Bullata. Helonias Rose.

      Les Liliacees. 1802-1816. - Stipple engraving. Original colour. Mounted size 53.5 x 72cm. Size: 34 x 52 cm. (13½ x 20½ inches). 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 applied to china.

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        Medal commemorating the 26th Triennial Conclave of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States

      The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States was instituted on June 21, 1816. The 26th Triennial Conclave was held in Boston, Massachusetts, August 26-31, 1895. From its Constitution: ?Templar Masonry is a charitable, benevolent, educational, and religious secret society, adhering to its own peculiar ancient customs and rituals, including the ancient Landmarks of Freemasonry.? The medal here offered commemorates the Encampment held by the Grand Commandery of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The lower medal, 2? x 1.75?, depicts the Seal of the Grand Commandery portraying St. George slaying a dragon. It is suspended, by two rings, from the cross bar crowned by a knight with the word ?BOSTON? flanking the Coats of Arms of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is engraved on the verso ?M?fd. by / E.L. Logee & Co. / Providence RI / Pat.Jan.1.95.? The entire medal measures 1.75? x 3.25?.

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        Cambria Depicta: A Tour Through North Wales

      London: W Clowes, 1816 Bound in attractive full red leather, thick gilt lines, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine has raised bands, attractive gilt tooling and title, edges lightly worn. Internally, red marbled endpapers, small binders stamp - L Broon to ffep, coloured frontis, some light offsetting, (xv), [1], 476 pp, text block edges in gilt, 71 superb coloured plates, with an ADDITIONAL 23 coloured aquatint plates, mainly from Compton&#39;s Northern Cambrian Mountains, this is the large paper copy, text block 30.522.5cm, printed by W Clowes, Northumberland Court, Strand. A superb copy and probably uncommon! (Abbey 521 {Abbey 523 for additional prints}) Pugh, Edward (bap.1763, d.1813), miniature painter and topographer. Although the biographical details of Pugh&#39;s life are sketchy, a great deal can be said of his character, since Cambria depicta was written in the first person and in a lively and entertaining style. It presents Wales from the perspective of a native Welsh-speaker, rather than of an English traveller, on which grounds the author particularly commended the work to his audience for the insights it offered. Pugh regaled his readers with interesting incidents, gossip, and his idiosyncratic opinions on aesthetics and the general state of the world. Although working broadly within the eighteenth-century tradition of topographical and antiquarian descriptive writing, his was a fresh and democratic voice, expressing ambitions for the improvement of contemporary Welsh culture, as well as relating its history and myths. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Cambria Depicta..... (Complete)

      London: E Williams, 1816 A Tour Through North Wales Illustrated with Picturesque views by a Native Artist (Edward Pugh - from Ruthin). In brown and maroon full leather, some blind tooling, few small marks, corners lightly bumped. Spine has raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt on maroon leather label, very light wear to edges. Internally, bookplate of Isaac Evans to fpd there is also the original spine label as well as an ink name to fpd (GA Humphreys, Ardwy - Orme Llandudno), orange endpapers, frontis page corner tips worn,467 pp, 71 pl (of 71 coloured aquatints, tissue guarded), text block edges uncut, minimal browning to edges. A very good copy.(Abbey 521. Prideaux 348. Tooley 386. Allibone 1702)Pugh exhibited twenty-three pictures, mainly miniature portraits at the Royal Academy between 1793 and 1808. Another of his pictures was exhibited posthumously in 1821. Pugh supplied the drawings for Modern London, 1805, and, inspired by Boydell, wrote Cambria Depicta: A Tour through North Wales … which, illustrated with over seventy of the author &#39;s own drawings, was published posthumously in 1816. According to the preface, the work took him nine years to complete. See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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        Variete du Guepier Savigny male, No. 6. (Swallow-Tailed Bee-Eater)

      Paris 1816 - Jacques Barraband&#146;s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, Variete du Guepier Sauigny male, No. 6. bis, measures 21.5" x 13.75" and is in very good condition with light foxing throughout and cropped margins. This image was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on exotic birds, including the lavish and striking "Histoire Naturelle des Promerops". This bird, commonly called a Swallow-Tailed Bee-Eater is expertly hand-colored with a rich green body, a swallow-line tail, brown and gold throat and a black eye mask and beak. Precise lines define and detail each feather on this delicate bird, named after its appetite for bees and other insects. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband&#146;s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant's publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds&#146; feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        Brudstykker af en Dagbog, holden i Grönland i Aarene 1770-1778.

      . Med Forerindring af Stiftets Biskop i et Brev til Hs. Exellence Hr. Geheimekonferenceraad Bülow. Odense 1816. X + (1) + 144 s. Samtidigt slidt papirbind med guldbord pa permer. Med samtidig handskreven tilskrift pa titelbladet..

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        TRAITÉ PRATIQUE DE L'ÉCLAIRAGE PAR LE GAZ INFLAMMABLE, contenant une description sommaire de l'appareil et du mécanisme employés pour l'illumination des rues, des maisons et des manufactures, à l'aide du gaz hydrogène carburé, tiré du charbon de terre ; accompagné de remarques sur l'utilité, la sûreté et la nature générale de cette nouvelle branche d'économie civile.

      1816 - Paris, Chez l'auteur et chez Nepveu, 1816. In-8 (132 X 213) demi-chevrette marron foncé, dos lisse orné d'un double filet doré en place des nerfs, pièce de titre chagrin rouge (reliure de l'époque) ; (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, frontispice dépliant, 73 pages, VI-176 pages, 7 planches gravées. Supra-libris en lettres dorées sur le premier plat, malheureusement gratté et effacé, frottements avec manques de papier aux coupes, infime travail de ver en marge intérieure du début de l'ouvrage. Ex-libris collé sur le premier contreplat « Bibl. Aéronaut. Ch. Dollfus ». RARE ÉDITION ORIGINALE française de cet ouvrage du chimiste allemand Friedrich ACCUM (1769-1838), qui fut le GRAND PIONNIER DE L'ÉCLAIRAGE PAR LE GAZ. Cette édition est traduite de l'anglais sur la troisième édition de Friedrich ACCUM, publiée et augmentée par Friedrich Albert WINSOR. Ouvrage orné d'un FRONTISPICE dépliant et de HUIT PLANCHES gravées, dont sept dépliantes. Ce TRAITÉ est UN DES OUVRAGES MAJEURS de Friedrich ACCUM, qui s'est attaché, sa carrière durant, à donner des débouchés concrets et pratiques aux progrès de la science, à l'époque où la révolution industrielle connaissait ses premiers développements. Accum s'impliqua dans le domaine du gaz d'éclairage, influencé dans ce sens par Frederick Albert WINSOR (1763-1830) qui avait promu la fondation d'une entreprise visant à introduire l'éclairage au gaz à Londres. Sur la demande de la "Gas Light and Coke Company", Accum entreprit de nombreuses expériences sur le sujet et, en 1812, il devint membre du conseil d'administration de l'entreprise. L'utilisation du gaz d'éclairage pour l'éclairage public ou dans la sphère privée passa notamment par la création de la première grande usine de production de gaz dont il fut l'un des concepteurs. Ouvrage NOVATEUR, ce traité tient une place importante dans l'histoire des découvertes scientifiques de cette époque. (QUÉRARD, I-6 - DICT. OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGR., I-44 - DUVEEN, page 2). EXEMPLAIRE de l'aéronaute, historien de l'aviation et fondateur du musée de l'air Charles DOLLFUS (1893-1981), avec son ex-libris gravé, illustré d'une montgolfière. PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE, au corps d'ouvrage et planches en bon état. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        On the Fire-damp of Coal mines, and on Methods of Lighting the Mines to as to Prevent Its Explosion WITH An Account of an Invention for Giving Light in Explosive Mixtures of Fire-damp in Coal mines, By Consuming the Fire-Damp

      W. Bulmer and Co, London 1816 - First Edition. vi,[2],366,[8-index] pages. 4to. Ex-institutional library copy bound in red buckram with bookplates on front paste down, white lettering on spine panel and embossed stamp on title page. Binding cracked at pages 2/3 otherwise sound. Light browning to the base of the plate for this article, and stain to outer corner. Entire volume is generally bright, clean with wide margins. Offered in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year MDCCCXVI, part I, pages 1-22 (the article includes one fold-out plate) and pages 23-24. The entire volume 106. Cloth. Contains both the first description of Sir Humphrey Davy's fire-safety lamp for mining as well as an account of the invention addressing the issue. The new lamp allowed mining without fear of explosions from exposed flames, and was a major safety enhancement that allowed the industry to expand. "A disastrous mine explosion in England in 1813 led to the formation of a society to study the nature of these accidents and appeal to scientists to propose remedial measures. Their first report was issued in 1815 and prompted Davy, Stephenson and others to devise their safety lamps. The Davy lamps consisted of enclosing the lamp in metal gauze, and thereby lowering the ignition point of methane, the chief constituent of "fire-damp", the explosive gas in coal mines." (Dibner). "Science historian L. Pierce Williams has said that Davy's invention of the safety lamp for miners was a result of one of the most beautiful series of experiments in history." "'It was one of the earliest and most dramatic illustrations.of the aid that science could offer to the rapidly developing industries of England.'" (Hoover #255) Other articles in the volume by Davy, Brewster, Herschel, Babbage and other luminaries of the time, including another Davy article discussing: "Farther [ sic ] experiments on the combustion of explosive mixtures confined by wire-gauze, with some observations on flame". Various other plates illustrating other articles in the volume. Dibner's Herald's of Science 181. Norman 611. Bibliotheca Herbert Clark Hoover #255. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chemische Analyse und Synthese des Markus Lutz zu Laufelfingen, ein alchymistischer Versuch von einem Mystiker des 19ten Jahrhunderts.

      Luzern, Anich, 1816.. (17,5 x 10 cm). 151 S. Pappbände der Zeit.. Einzige Ausgabe dieser seltenen philosophischen Streitschrift. "Ehrenwerthes Publikum! Ich habe mich entschlossen auf übermorgen einen Menschen samt Zubehör chemisch zu untersuchen, und lade Dich als Zeugen und Theilnehmer zu diesem Versuche ein" (Vorwort). - "Etwas später hatte G. einen Streit mit M. Lutz, Pfarrer in Leufelfingen, durchzufechten, welcher in mehreren Schriften die Personen und die Lehrweise der Luzerner Professoren angegriffen hatte; Gügler's Entgegnung zeigte, daß es seiner litterarischen Muße gelegentlich auch an einer sarkastischen Ader nicht fehle, wie schon der Titel seiner Streitschrift zu erkennen gibt: 'Chemische Analyse und Synthese des Marcus Lutz zu Leufelfingen'" (ADB 10, 97). - Leicht stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Einband etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - Caillet II, 4831

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        Plate 26 - Methonica Superba (Superb Climbing Lily, Flame Lily)

      Paris 1816 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté Hand-colored stipple engraving from Les Liliacées Paris: 1802-1816 31 1/4&#148; x 24 1/4&#148; 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.

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        Plate 87, Ixia Hyalina (Stiff Ixia)

      Paris 1816 - This exquisite, hand colored stipple engraving, &#147;Plate 87, Ixia Hyalina&#148; measures 21.25&#148; x 13.25&#148; 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&#146;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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