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        Memoirs of My Own Times, Volume II

      Abraham Small, Philadelphia 1816 - First edition. Volume Two only. Fair in original paper covered boards with spine nearly perished, spine lable present but chipped/cracked, front and rear endpapers detached but present, both boards detached. This is second book of the vast, defensive, three volume memoir by one of the most senior and controversial officers in Continental Army/United States Army. He has been characterized by the historian Robert Leckie as a general who "had never won a battle or lost a court-martial" and this volume catalogues several of his vindications in the face of charges that he abused his power or was negligent. He both held high offices and was tarnished by his intriques: he was the most senior officer in the US Army after Washington and Hamilton and was first governor of the Louisiana Territory, yet he resigned his first commission due to corruption charges, was later proved to have been in secret negotiations with the Spanish to set up a fief of his own in Kentucky, was suspected of conspiracy with Aaron Burr to set up an independent nation in the West, and was court-martialed by James Madison, which is the concern of the first chapter of the book . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Ostereyer. - Eine Erzählung zum Ostergeschenke für Kinder. Von dem Verfasser der Genovefa.

      Krüll,, Landshut, 1816 - Landshut, Krüll, 1816. 12°. öp106 S. Orig.-Pappband. Goedecke X, 33.5. - Vgl. Wegehaupt 3289 (für eine spätere Ausgabe, erste Ausgabe erwähnt). - Holzm.- Boh. III, 7974. - Rümann 303. - Doderer III, 290ff. - Erste Ausgabe. Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854), Theologe und erfolgreicher deutscher Schriftsteller, schrieb vorallem Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Seine Bücher, in hohen Auflagen erschienen und in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt, wurden zuerst an katholischen Schulen in Bayern und später in ganz Deutschland als Lehrmittel verwendet. - Der Pappband stärker berieben und bestossen. Rücken am Fuss mit Fehlstelle. Durchgehend gebräunt und stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Coq de roche jeune age, No. 53 (Rooster)

      Paris 1816 - Jacques Barraband’s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, Le Coq de roche jeune age, No. 53, measures 22.25" x 16" and is in excellent condition with light foxing. 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 a Cockerel or Rooster is a juvenile, sill developing his wattles and crest. This bird is expertly hand-colored in a deep maroon-gray with vibrant red highlights. Precise lines define and detail each feather on this bird, giving it dimension. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband’s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant's publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds’ feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        THE FLY FISHER'S GUIDE

      G.F. Harris's Widow And Brothers 1816 - 1st 1816. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Leather spine with raised bands and leather corners. Marbled boards. Illustrated with colour plates representing upwards of 40 of the most useful flies accurately copied from nature. 8 colour plates. Corners are lightly worn. New endpapers with stickers to front pastedown. Page edges are lightly damp stained/wrinkled, with some expert repair to a few plate edges. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La huppe ou le Promerops marcheur d?Europe male, No. 22 (Hoopoe Bird)

      Paris, 1816 Jacques Barraband?s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, La huppe ou le Promerops marcheur d?Europe male, No. 22, measures 21.5 " x 14" and is in very good condition with light staining throughout and tearing along the edges. This image was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on exotic birds, including the lavish and striking "Histoire Naturelle des Promerops".This bird, commonly called the Hoopoe Bird is excellently hand-colored and well detailed from the large plumed crown to the intricate patterns on its wings. The rich black and pale pink coloring adds to the beauty and naturalism of this bird. Its well distinguished bill that fades to a dark point is highly detailed as well as the branch the bird is perched on. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds.Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband?s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant's publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds? feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        Pisciceptologie ou l'art de la peche a la ligne; discours sur les poissons, la maniere de les prende et de les accommoder; la peche au filets et autres instruments; suivi d'un traite des etangs, viviers, fosses, reservoirs, et les moyens d'en tirer avantage; avec un grand nombre de figures en taille-douce ou descriptions des pieges propres a ces differentes peches.

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

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        Le Promerops moqueur Male, No. 1 (Bee Eater)

      Paris, 1816 Jacques Barraband?s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, Le Guepier Tarva male, No. 8, measures 21.25" x 13.75" and is in very good condition with a few faint stain marks and cropped margins.This image was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on exotic birds, including the lavish and striking "Histoire Naturelle des Promerops". This bird, commonly called the Bee-Eater, is expertly hand colored in rich shades of green and blue with a yellow throat and blue collar. The positioning of this bird allows for the winds and tail to be appreciated for their fine detailing and coloring. Also well detailed is the branch that the bird rests on, in a naturalistic and lively manner. The name of this birds comes from their dietary habits of eating insects, especially bees.The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband?s engravings display ascientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant's publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color.Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds? feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        Uittreksel uit het dagboek van W.J.C. Ridder Huyssen van Kattendyke, Kapitein-Luit. ter zee, gedurende zijn verblijf in Japan in 1857, 1858 en 1859. The Hague, W.P. van Stockum (printed by Giunta d'Albani), 1860. 8vo. With large folding lithographed map (67 x 54.5 cm) depicting the west coast of Japan and Kiusiu, by E. Spanier after H.O. Wichers. Original publisher's printed stiff paper wrappers.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 478; Cordier, Japonica, col. 552; map not in Walter; for the author: NNBW V, col. 254. Author's presentation copy of the first and only edition of a description of Japan by the Dutch naval commander Willem Johan Cornelis Huyssen van Kattendyke (1816-1866), recording events of his service in Nagasaki and surroundings in 1857, 1858 and 1859. It is a revised excerpt from his diary, with a lithographed map by H.O. Wichers, based on the maps and measurements of Von Siebold and recent measurements by Huyssen van Kattendyke's colleagues. It describes the last years of Japan's sakoku policy.With the author's presentation label on the inside of the front wrapper: "Present-Exemplaar van den Schrijver". Library stamps and labels on front cover, flyleaf and title-page. Book block detached, spine damaged, repaired with clear tape. With some occasional minor spots, but otherwise internally still a good copy.

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        Moscow.

      London: Robert Bowyer. c. 1816 - Size: 465 ×600 mm. Original hand coloured aquatint. In good condition. Central fold with old repairs to splits, some soiling and minor staining. A very fine hand coloured aquatint by Robert Bowyer (1758-1834), published in 1815. From; 'An Illustrated Record of Important Events in the Annals of Europe, During the Years 1812, 1813, 1814 & 1815, Comprising a series of Views of Paris, Moscow, The Kremlin, Dresden, Berlin. together with a History of those Momentous Transactions'. This delightful view shows Muscovites in the foreground, with parts of The Kremlin and the greater city in the background, whilst The Moskva River is seen carrying mercantile craft. The colouring is soft and subtle and gives a this view a wonderful depth and clarity.

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . Jena 22.VIII.1816. 2 Seiten 4°. Mit papiergedecktem Siegel und Adresse.. Dietrich Georg von Kieser (1779-1862), Psychiater, führender Vertreter der von Schelling geprägten naturphilosophisch-romantischen Medizin. - An den Verleger Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus in Altenburg über die Herausgabe von Kiesers und Eschenmayers "Archiv für den Thierischen Magnetismus", das vom nächsten Jahr an bei Brockhaus erschien. - - "... Auf Ihre gefällige Antwort ... hinsichtlich des Verlags des Archivs für den thier. Magnetismus habe ich die Ehre zu erwidern, daß ich die angebotenen Bedingungen für die ersten 4 Hefte salva ratificatione des Herrn Prof. v. Eschenmayer ... annehme. - - Herr Buchhändler Moneta will das Archiv drucken, auch das Papier dazu liefern, hat aber vor der M[ichaelis] Messe keine Zeit, verspricht jedoch gleich nach der Messe den Druck anzufangen, so daß das 1te Heft noch im November versendet werden kann. Obgleich es mir, wegen mehrerer anderer literar. Arbeiten, lieber wäre, wenn der Druck ... bis zu Neujahr verschoben wird, so werde ich mich ... einzurichten suchen, daß das Manuscript zu Ende Oct. fertig ist. - - Den Plan erbitte ich mir zurück. Ich möchte denselben noch einigen Freunden zusenden, und schlage Ihnen daher vor, von demselben etwa 100 Ex. abdrucken zu lassen, sobald H. Prof. v. Eschenmayers definitive Entscheidung eintrifft. - - Das Journal sur le magnetism animal kenne ich, besitze es aber nicht selbst. Es wird mir daher sehr angenehm sein, wenn H. Dr. Winkler die Güte haben will, es mir auf einige Zeit mitzutheilen, um das für mein Journal Passende zu bemerken ..."

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        Woodburn's Gallery of Rare Portraits consisting of Original Plates by Cecil, Delaram, Droeshout, Elstracke, Faithorne, Loggan, Pass, Payne, Vertue, Vanergucht, White, &c. &c. &c. 2 volume set. with facsimile copies from the rarest and most curious portraits, illustrative of Granger's Biographical history of England, Clarendon's History of the rebellion, Burnet's History of his own time, Pennant's London, &c. ... containing two hundred portraits

      London: George Jones. Very Good. 1816. First Edition. Half Red Morocco. Two hundred sur blanc intaglio plates on 201 leaves (Jesuits in vol II on 2 leaves). Occasional foxing; heads and tails of spines chipped; light intermittent water-stains to periphery affecting text of two plates; one leaf lacking corner though not affecting plate ; Vol. 1 & 2; Etching, engraving, aquatint , mezzotint; Folio; Please note this set will require additional postage. .

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        President James Madison writes to his Secretary of State, James Monroe, concerning the decision of a mysterious court martial, <i>"which present a case somewhat embarrassing"</i>

      Autograph Letter Signed, "James Madison" as President, 2 pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Montpellier, July 20, 1816 to Secretary of State James Monroe concerning a court martial in Detroit, "which present a case somewhat embarrassing," as well as filling a consular position in Bordeaux. Endorsed by James Monroe on the docket: "1816 Madison". Tipped along left margin to an album sheet, light uneven toning, minor marginal wear affecting one letter of text, else very good. Madison writes, in full: "The Secretary of War, on leaving Washington, forwarded the proceedings of a Court Martial, which present a case somewhat embarrassing. You will understand it sufficiently without reading more, than the recommendation of the Members of the Court, and the remarks of Mr. Crawford. The alternative is between a pardon, in the teeth of the considerations which seem to oppose it; and the unanimous recommendation of the officers of the Court, who an ver

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        Vita del Cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni tipografo italiano e catalogo cronologico delle sue edizioni

      dalla Stamperia Ducale 1816-1817 8° (cm. 25,2x17,7), pp. (8) - III - (3) - 231 - (1), (8) - IX - (3) - 252. Bell'antiporta incisa a ciascun volume (Gubernatis e Rosaspina). Legatura recente alla bodoniana. Fondamentale biografia scritta da Giuseppe De Lama, amico del Bodoni, per celebrare il tipografo parmense. Brooks 1170

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        Untitled [Orange Bird]

      Paris 1816 - Jacques Barraband&#146;s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, [Untitled], measures 22.5" x 16.25" and is in excellent condition with light staining and foxing along the side 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 is expertly hand-colored with a yellow-orange body, teal colar and brown wings. 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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        Moroea Iridoides. Moree fausse Iris. Plate 45.

      Les Liliacees. 1802-1816 - Stipple engraving. Original colour. Size: 34 x 52 cm. (13½ x 20½ inches). In fine condition. Beautiful engraving of the whole plant, from flowering head to root, flanked by smaller uncoloured depictions of seed, seed pod and flower parts. The Belgian, Pierre Joseph Redoute, 'Raphael of flowers', was patronized at the French court by Marie Antoinette, and after the revolution by Napoleon and Josephine. He was a master at the delicate art of stipple engraving. These original prints are much sought after and the designs often applied to china. Engraved by Allais.

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        The Grand Master, or Adventures of Qui Hi? In Hindostan, A Hudibrastic Poem in Eight Cantos

      London: Thomas Tegg, 1816. First Edition. Cloth with Slipcase. Good Plus. Rowlandson, Thomas. 4to - over 9?. Book. Half red morocco slipcase. 27 handcolored plates, including fold-out frontis, and one sepia plate, by Rowlandson. viii + 252 pp. Page numbers 73/74 repeated, different content. A fair amount of soilage to the fold-out frontis, with small chip in right margin. Tape repair on backside of one fold.Some light soilage in rest of book, a few spots a bit grubby, but generally more toned than soiled, and much of text and plates otherwise clean. Colors of plates fresh and bright. Slipcase is half morocco over red cloth. Inner folder missing ribbon but otherwise clean. Outer box very solid but some scuffing to leather on spine. Spine with raised bands. Spine browned slightly from red as appears on front and rear. Slight discoloration to red cloth, top 1/2 inch, on one side. Otherwise slipcase only minor shelfwear. Contemporary boards are soiled. Spine rebacked, partly preserving original title label.

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        History of the Merchant Taylors' School

      London: Ackermann, 1816 - This folio forms part of one of Ackermann's larger, though not so successful projects, his History of the Colleges. Ford in his book on Ackermann notes that William Combe wrote the text for this, as well as five other schools, in 1811, though the book itself did not appear until 1816, with plates. Ackermann believed that "Old Boys" would buy up the volumes with great sentimental gusto; the fact is, the initial subscription was less than 400. He then bound up the remaining sheets separately and sold them as individual folios, this being on of them. Tooley notes that most of these have later issue plates (ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH) First Edition, First Issue (paper watermarked 1816). Folio. Illustrated with two hand-colored aquatint engravings: by Stadler after Pugin, and Havell after McKenzie. Original drab brown wrappers, uncut, printed label on upper cover, spine perished, some chips to fore- edge, else a very good, tall copy in its original state. Abbey Scenery 438; Tooley 3 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        An elementary summary of physiology. Vol. I

      E. Cox & Son, London 1816 - An elementary summary of physiology . . . Translated from the French by a member of the Medico-Chirurgical Society [i.e., J. S. Forsyth]. Vol. I (only). x, [2], 211pp. London: E. Cox and Son . . . , 1816. 213 x 132 mm. Half calf c. 1816, hinges in need of repair, light wear; sold as is. Light spotting but very good. From the library of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Aberdeen, with inscription to that effect on title and library stamp on the last leaf. "Donum Jacobi McGregor Equitis" inscribed on front free endpaper and title; a few manuscript notes throughout. Bookplate. First Edition in English. The second volume of the translation did not appear until 1823. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ETUI-BIBLIOTHEK DER DEUTSCHEN CLASSIKER.

      . Vols. 1-80. Aachen & Heilbronn 1816-25. With 80 engraved title-vignettes and portraits. 16mo. Contp. half tree-calf, spines with coloured labels. Vols. 52-55 with slightly dampstained titlepages, otherwise a fine set of this rare work..

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        WILSON ON WALTZING A Description of the Correct Method of Waltzing

      Sherwood Neely and Jones, 1816.. 8vo. Contemporary half calf with elaborately gilt tooled raised ribbed spine on marbled paper-laid boards, marbled edges and endpapers (edges lightly rubbed). Pp. lxi + 113, illus with 2 plates and dance posiions, three plates of musical notation and engravings in text (defective copy - lacks frontispiece and title page - pages from front prelim to p. ii - corner of p. xii clipped; some offsetting opposite plates). .

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        The Narrative of a Mission to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Somers Islands; With a Tour to Lake Ontario to Which Is Added. The Mission, an Original Poem, with Copious Notes

      London: J. Johns 1816, 1st edition. (Hardcover) xiv, 289 (1). Very good. Octavo in original geometric stamped red full morocco, with gilt titles and decorations on spine. A solid copy with strong hinges, light water staining to margins of frontis not affecting portrait. Minor offsetting of portrait onto title page. With folding tables of Methodist missions, their location in Lat. Long., date founded etc., and of the Principal Missionary Societies in Great Britain. Marsden, a Methodist missionary, gives extensive details about the running of the missions, and a description of the American preparations to invade Canada in 1814; the account of which Marsden wrote while in New York enroute to returning home to England. TPL 1000..

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        Woodburn&#39;s Gallery of Rare Portraits consisting of Original Plates by Cecil, Delaram, Droeshout, Elstracke, Faithorne, Loggan, Pass, Payne, Vertue, Vanergucht, White, &c. &c. &c. 2 volume set. with facsimile copies from the rarest and most curious portraits, illustrative of Granger&#39;s Biographical history of England, Clarendon&#39;s History of the rebellion, Burnet&#39;s History of his own time, Pennant&#39;s London, &c. ... containing two hundred portraits

      London: George Jones. Very Good. 1816. First Edition. Half Red Morocco. Two hundred sur blanc intaglio plates on 201 leaves (Jesuits in vol II on 2 leaves). Occasional foxing; heads and tails of spines chipped; light intermittent water-stains to periphery affecting text of two plates; one leaf lacking corner though not affecting plate ; Vol. 1 & 2; Etching, engraving, aquatint , mezzotint; Folio; Please note this set will require additional postage. .

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        1.ere Vue d'un Palais Prétorial, à Trèves.

      1816 - Kupferstich von Reville und Perdoux nach Bence, 1816-1836. Ca. 41 x 52 cm. Aus dem monumentalen Werk "Les monumens de la France" von Alexandre de Laborde, das 1816-1836 in Paris erschien. Das vorliegende Blatt zeigt die Porta Nigra von der Stadtseite aus gesehen im Zustand des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, als die von Napoleon 1804 verfügte Freilegung im Gange war. Die im Mittelalter in dem ehemaligen römischen Stadttor eingerichtete Doppelkirche ist bereits aufgegeben. Die Rampe, die die Torbögen verschloß und zur Kirche im ersten Stockwerk führt, ist bereits verfallen, aber noch begehbar. Das Dach der Oberkirche fehlt, auch der Turmhelm ist abgetragen. An die romanische Ostapsis schließt ein Stadttor, das Simeonstor, an. Am linken Bildrand ist das Simeonstift mit dem Kreuzgang dargestellt. Links unter der Darstellung befindet sich der Vermerk "Bence del.", rechts unterhalb der Vermerk "Reville et Perdoux sculp.".

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        2.ème Vue d'un Palais Prétorial, à Trèves.

      1816 - Kupferstich von Reville und Lorieux nach Bence, 1816-1836. Ca. 42 x 53 cm. Aus dem monumentalen Werk "Les monumens de la France" von Alexandre de Laborde, das 1816-1836 in Paris erschien. Das vorliegende Blatt zeigt die Porta Nigra von der Landseite aus gesehen im Zustand des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, als die von Napoleon 1804 verfügte Freilegung im Gange war. Die im Mittelalter in dem ehemaligen römischen Stadttor eingerichtete Doppelkirche ist bereits aufgegeben. Das Dach der Kirche ist bereits abgetragen, aber durch die oberen Fenster sind noch die Gewölbe zu erkennen. Das Simeonstor und die Stadtmauer schließen im Osten an die ehemalige romanische Apsis der Kirche an, im Westen ist das Simeonstift dargestellt. Die Rundbogenfenster der Porta Nigra sind zum Teil vermauert. Im zweiten Stockwerk sind einige Männer in den Fenstern stehend dargestellt. Links unter der Darstellung befindet sich der Vermerk "Bence del.", rechts unterhalb der Vermerk "Reville et Lorieux sculp.".

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        Ensayo de la historia civil del Paraguay, Buesno-Ayres y Tucuman.

      Impreta de M. J. Gandarillas 1816 - - Impreta de M. J. Gandarillas, Buesno-Ayres 1816-1817, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (14x20cm), (8) XI (1bc) 368pp. (13) et (4) 409pp.(14) et (4) 532pp. (11), 3 Vol. brochés. - Edition originale. Illustrée d'un portrait sur acier au frontispice, en médaillon. Broché, sous papier d'époque. Les papiers pour les trois volumes sont différents, mais de même facture. Manque le plat du tome 3 ainsi que les dos (en partie) des tome 1, 2 et 3. Le tome 3 porte un manque au coin supérieur droit sur 3 feuillets et une tâche jaune pâle allant s'estompant sur la moitié de l'ouvrage. Beaux exemplaires néanmoins, car non coupés et non rognés, et bien frais, hormis le troisième volume qui a subi l'humidité. Livre important pour l'histoire de Buesno-Ayres et des contrées environnantes (Paraguay, Argentine, côtes du Brésil, le Tucuman est une petite province de l'Argentine) composée d'après des document originaux. Cette histoire est d'autant plus remarquable qu'elle est l'oeuvre d'un natif d'Argentine installé à Buesno-Ayres . Gregorio Funes (1749-1829), historien, juriste et pédagogue, fut une figure majeure de la toute jeune patrie et de la révolution argentine. (8) XI (1bc) 368pp. (13) et (4) 409pp.(14) et (4) 532pp. (11) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plate 74, Pitcairnie a large feuille (Bracteose Pitcairnea)

      Paris 1816 - This exquisite, hand colored stipple engraving, &#147;Plate 74, Pitcairnie a large feuille&#148; measures 20.5&#148; x 13.75&#148; and is in excellent condition. This dynamic flower, commonly called the Bracteose Pitcairnea, is from the genus Pitcairnea, named for Dr. William Pitcairn an English physician and gardener. Naturalistically depicted, the flower is colored with a green stem and long thin leaves, with deep pink tubular flowers, growing in an upward, spiked direction. Shading and highlighting of the flowers adds dimension to this engraving and showing some of the flowers blooming gives the viewer an idea of how beautiful the flower is in full bloom. Also illustrated on this 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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        Plate 145 - Lilium Pyrenaicum (Pyrenean 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 299, Iris a feuilles de gramen (Grass-leaved Iris)

      Paris 1816 - This exquisite, hand colored stipple engraving, &#147;Iris a feuilles de gramen&#148; measures 21.5&#148; x 14&#148; and is in excellent condition. This dynamic flower, is commonly called the grass-leaved iris or meadow lily. Naturalistically depicted, it is colored with long, green leaves and finely detailed flower petals in shades of blue and purple with yellow centers. This bulbous flower is also known for its pleasant fragrance. Also illustrated on this 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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        Plate 194 - Frythronium dens Canis (Dogtooth Fawnlily)

      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 299, Iris a feuilles de gramen (Grass-leaved Iris)

      Paris 1816 - This exquisite, hand colored stipple engraving, &#147;Iris a feuilles de gramen&#148; measures 21.5&#148; x 14&#148; and is in very good condition with slightly cropped edges. This dynamic flower, is commonly called the grass-leaved iris or meadow lily. Naturalistically depicted, it is colored with long, green leaves and finely detailed flower petals in shades of blue and purple with yellow centers. This bulbous flower is also known for its pleasant fragrance. Also illustrated on this 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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        RELACIÓN CIRCUNSTANCIADA DE LA CAMPAÑA DE RUSIA EN 1812, con los planos de la batalla de Moskwa, del combate de Malo-Jaroslabetz, y un estado sumario de las fuerzas del exército [sic] francés durante esta campaña., traducida del frances. por Juan Lopez de Peñalver. II volúmenes. 1ª edición y única

      - Madrid. Imprenta de Collado. 1816. Dos volúmenes. 8º menor, xii-340pp-1h para plano plegado, 355pp.1h para mapa topográfico plegado. Dos planos calcográficos en cobre fuera de texto de la batalla del Moskwa y del combate de Malo-Jaroslabetz. Encuadernación homegenea plena pasta española época, doble tejuelo, hierros dorados, cortes tintados. Notas al texto a pie de página. Buen ejemplar, limpio, buenos márgenes, excelente impresión y tipografía. Guerra napoleónica, 1800-14. Eugène Labaume, 1783-1849. BGE.CCSP85-B1215. CCPB000199419-0. [PRIMERA EDICION]Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chrestomathia: Being a Collection of Papers, Explanatory of the Design of an Institution, Proposed to Be Set on Foot . . . for the Extension of the New System of Instruction to the Higher Branches of Learning [etc.] [Part I]. Chou C1(2)

      London: Printed for Messrs. Payne and Foss . . . and R. Hunter [etc.], 1816. Modern cloth-backed boards, printed paper label, some browning and staining, moreso to the fore-margin, else a crisp copy; with the two folding tables First published edition of the first part of Bentham&#39;s sole work on education, ambitiously proposing extending suitable secondary education to the "middling classes" and ultimately influencing Bentham&#39;s ideas as embodied in his &#39;Constitutional Code&#39;

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        Staatsarchiv des teutschen Bundes. Hefte 1 - 6 (alles Erschienene) in 6 Heften.

      Erlangen, Palm & Enke, 1816-, 1817.. 8°. Titel, X, 602; 278 SS., 1 Bl. Bedruckte Original-Broschuren in 2 sehr schönen Halbleder-Kassetten. Stintzing/L. III/2, Anm. S. 87; ADB XVI,240. Erste Ausgabe aller erschienenen Hefte dieser bedeutenden, kommentierten Sammlung von Dokumenten zur Gründung des Deutschen Bundes. Enthält: "Bundes-Acte oder Grund-Vertrag des teutschen Bundes", "Pragmatische Territorial-Veränderungen...", "Die Schluss-Acte des Wiener Kongresses" u.a.. - Bemerkenswert schönes Exemplar, nur geringfügig gebräunt. In den originalen Umschlägen und ganz unbeschnitten. In zwei sehr aufwändigen Halbleder-Schubern.

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        Siege & Defence of Fort Erie.

      [Philadelphia, Pa.: Thomas Desilver] 1816 - Stipple engraving measuring 17 x 11 inches. Plan of Fort Erie showing fortifications, bastions, and battle plan. Includes scale and some topographical details. Was a fold-out plate from Historical Sketches of the Late War, between the United States and Great Britain. Several long tears along folds, moderate foxing. Good.

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        Der Löwe und der Affe, 1816

      1816. Lithographie auf Papier, unten rechts signiert: "R. Wintter fecit.", betitelt: "Der Löwe und der Affe.", Darstellung: 18,8 x 15,5 cm, Papier: 22,7 x 17,8 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Raphael Winter behandelt sein skurriles Sujet unter dem Deckmantel der Ernsthaftigkeit. Anders als das berühmte Vorbild für den malenden Affen, Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardins Gemälde von etwa 1740, schlüpft Winters Affe nicht in ein Malerkostüm und stellt sich in ein Atelier. Er spielt den Maler nicht, er ist aus sich heraus und in seiner natürlichen Umgebung wahrhaft ein Maler. Dies gibt ihm eine Selbstsicherheit, die ihn nicht deplatziert erscheinen lässt. Der porträtierte Löwe ist dementsprechend das stolze Modell, das in freudiger Erwartung seiner Verwandlung im Bild entgegenblickt. Der Affe erhöht dabei den König der Tiere durch menschliche Attribute wie die aufgesetzte Krone. Auch spätere Versuche, menschliches Verhalten durch Affen darzustellen, zielen in eine andere Richtung. Gabriel von Max' berühmte Darstellung der Affen als Kunstrichter zeigt eine Affengruppe, die gar nichts Menschliches an sich hat, sondern nur wie zufällig in eine menschliche Umgebung geworfen wurde. Zwischen Chardins Kostümierung und Max' Wildheit präsentieren sich Löwe und Affe bei Raphael Winter als kultivierte Vertreter ihrer Gattung, denen die menschlichen Eigenheiten nicht fremd sind. Genau genommen wird daher in dieser Graphik keiner vorgeführt: Weder die Affen in ihrem wilden Naturzustand, noch der Mensch als eigentlich wildes Tier. Gerade dieser Gleichberechtigungsanspruch macht dieses Blatt auch im Kontext anderer Substitutionsbilder so interessant.

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        L'Hindoustan, Ou Religion, Moeurs, Usages, Arts et Métiers Des Hindous, Ouvrage orné De Cent Quatre Planches, Gravées La Plupart D'après Les Dessins Originaux Faits Sur Les Lieux Pour Feu M. Léger, .

      A. Nepveu, Paris 1816 - XXIV - 194pp. - 236 pp. - 201 pp. - 191pp. - 179 pp. y 214 pp. Más 104 láminas, 15 de las cuales plegadas. Muy completo ejemplar encuadernado de época. El papel presenta mácula antigua. Muy importante obra sobre las costumbres y tradiciones de la India, ricamente ilustrada con preciosos y curiosos dibujos in-situ. Size: 6 Tomos En 2 Vols. En 12º 14 x 9 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bulletin des Lois. N° 112bis. Ordonnance du Roi contenant la nouvelle édition du Code d'Instruction criminelle.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, septembre 1816, - in-8, 124 pp., demi-basane brune mouchetée, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre fauve, tranches mouchetées de bleu, (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Edition originale de la nouvelle version authentique du Code d'Instruction criminelle, la seule à valoir sous la Restauration : en effet, Louis XVIII avait tenu à faire modifier toutes les références à l'Empire contenues dans les codifications napoléoniennes, sans toutefois en changer le contenu. Dupin appelle ces nouvelles éditions Codices repetitae praelectionis, par allusion aux versions successives du Code Justinien. Cf. Dupin (1832), pp. 388-389. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Album of 15 Pencil and Watercolor Drawings of Flowers, Butterflies and Birds

      - N.d, but papers watermarked 1816 to 1825, so circa 1825. Also unsigned, but album cover bears initials of H.C. B. Stunning album of pencil and watercolors of flowers, butterflies, birds and nests. 15 drawings in all. All expertly done.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Kenyon. Llangollen Vale, Tuesday night, 2nd January 1816

      Holographic letter. Small quarto. 3pp. (of 4, with address and wax seal on p. 4). Dated January 2, 1816 to Lord George Kenyon, who was perhaps their most important benefactor and later helped to secure for them a royal pension. Small chip where the seal was parted from the paper, old folds from mailing else clean and fine. Written by the Ladies of Llangollen, regarded by some as Ireland&#39;s first openly lesbian couple, although no definitive proof is known. Rather than face the possibility of being forced into unwanted marriages, Eleanor Charlotte Butler and Sarah Ponsonby met in 1768, fled County Kilkenny in Ireland in 1778 and settled in Wales where they lived together for the rest of their lives. Their relationship scandalized and fascinated their contemporaries, and among the many who regularly visited the couple were Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Josiah Wedgwood, and Ponsonby&#39;s cousin, Lady Caroline Lamb. In this letter Butler and Ponsonby are at pains to thank and flatter their benefactor, and to invite him and his family to visit them, as well as to invite themselves to visit him. .

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        Five autograph letters signed

      Woolwich, 1816. <p>Gregory, Olinthus Gilbert (1774-1841). Five autograph letters signed, three to Robert Baldwin, of the publishing firm Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, and two to an unidentified officer of the Woolwich Institution for the Advancement of Literary, Scientific and Technical Knowledge. Woolwich, Sept. 28, 1816 - July 16, 1838. 11pp. total. Various sizes (the largest 251 x 203 mm.). One letter mounted with some fraying of the front edge (slightly affecting a few words), another with a small paper flaw, light soiling, but very good.</p><p>From British mathematician and writer Olinthus Gregory, professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, author of works on mathematics, astronomy, mechanics, etc., and editor of both the Gentleman&#39;s Diary and Ladies&#39; Diary. Gregory played a role in the controversy surrounding the Trigonometrical Survey of Great Britain, later known as the Ordnance Survey. The survey, which had begun in 1791, was opposed for political reasons by Royal Society President Sir Joseph Banks, who in 1812 published in the Philosophical Transactions a memoir by Don José Rodriguez attacking the survey and its leader, Col. William Mudge. Gregory exposed Banks&#39;s machinations in a paper published in the Philosophical Magazine, which was later collected in Dissertations and Letters, by Don Joseph Rodriguez, the Chevalier Delambre, Baron de Zach, Dr. Thomas Thomson, Dr. Olinthus Gregory, and Others . . . Tending Either to Impugn or to Defend the Trigonometrical Survey of England and Wales (1815). Gregory&#39;s 1817 letter to Baldwin, one of the publishers of the Annals of Philosophy, discusses this controversy, noting that its effect had been to produce "a strong current in Col. Mudge&#39;s favour among all the men of science in Europe . . . the French Institute has made Col. Mudge a member, expressly on account of his survey: and immediately after this, the Royal Society, or I should rather say Sir Jos. Banks&#39;s party, who had for years been doing every thing to sink his reputation, change their conduct, flatter and fawn upon him, elect them into their councils . . ."</p><p>Gregory&#39;s remaining letters to Baldwin discuss literary matters, including his "account of Biot&#39;s new work [Traité de physique (1816)] for the next no. of the British review." His later letters, written to an unnamed official at Woolwich Institution for the Advancement of Literary, Scientific and Technical Knowledge, include a long discussion as to why the Institution&#39;s reading room should not provide daily newspapers for its largely working-class clientele! </p>

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