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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 Società, 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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        Neues System der Mineralogie. Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt von Dr. Chr. Gmelin und Prof. W. Pfaff.

      - Nürnberg, Johann Leonard Schrag, 1816. 8vo (204 x 120 mm). pp. (2), 148, (2), (iv). Contemporary blue boards, label on spine. First published in Swedish in 1814. First German edition, of this famous mineralogical classic, a separate printing from 'Journal für Chemie und Physik', volume XV. 'In 1812 he received a gift of a large number of minerals which he later decided to classify. The methods of mineral classification existing at the time were based on appearance and physical properties. These seemed highly unsystematic to Berzelius. He concluded from his analytical experience that a logical classification could be based only on chemical composition. In his original system, first published in 1814, he arranged the minerals in terms of their basic constituents, although he later revised this and placed chief emphasis on the acid component. Like many of Berzelius' innovations, his system of mineral classification was at first received with some hostility, but this was gradually overcome. During his visit to Paris in 1818 he won the approval of Haüy, the leading mineralogist of the day, whose own system was based on physical properties' (DSB).Bartels, Feldmann & Oekentorp, Geologie und Bergbau im rheinisch-westfälischen Raum, 60. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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'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'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 '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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        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

      George Jones, London 1816 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Plate 87, Ixia Hyalina (Stiff Ixia)

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

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        Picea Bracteata, Loudon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15. With an Atlas

      John Conrad, Philadelphia 1816 - Late nineteenth century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. One of the most important books on the War of 1812 in the South and West, describing the campaign around the Battle of New Orleans. "Major Latour's account of the military events is minute and interesting, and the appendix contains an invaluable collection of state papers" (Sabin). "Chief authority, well-documented, on these operations" (Howes). The eight maps (Sabin states that there are only seven) consist of battle plans and "A General Map of the Seat of War in Louisiana and West Florida" executed by Major Latour in his capacity as Jackson's engineer. Streeter describes the maps and plans (which are sometimes found bound in a separate atlas) as "invaluable," and Clark calls the work "a detailed and precise narrative of the 1814-15 campaign from the first arrival of British forces on the Louisiana coast until their complete evacuation." Theodore Roosevelt, in his Naval War of 1812 , remarks that "Latour (who was General Jackson's chief engineer) is the only trustworthy contemporary American historian of this war." Latour's text was translated from the French by H.P. Nugent. The portrait of Jackson, not found in all copies, is present here, and is a rare early likeness. Sabin 39214; Clark II:158; Streeter Sale 1075; Howes L124, "aa"; Shaw & Shoemaker 38034; Servies 878. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). xx,264,cxc pp., plus eight colored maps and plans (seven folding). Atlas portion with its own titlepage, with copyright information on verso. Half title. Frontispiece portrait. (Neat repairs to separations along folds of maps). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Statesman's Manual (First Edition, Lovely Leather Binding)

      Printed For Gale and Fenner, Pater-Noster Row; J. M. Richardson, Royal Exchange; and Hatachard, Piccadily, London 1816 - FIRST EDITION, first printing, lovely binding. Early 18th century style (modern) full mottled full brown calf leather binding with raised bands, red leather label with gilt titling, gilt tooled designs on spine, gilt decorative rope border to front and back covers. Original endpapers have been preserved on is laid down the other as the front flyleaf. Inner non-gilt dentelling. Previous owner's bookplate and names on endpapers and on title page. Slight foxing to titlepage. Very scarce. Overall in VERY GOOD ++ condition. An excellent gift. (Photos available). Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as his major prose work Biographia Literaria. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amerique Septentrionale Par Brion de la Tour Ingenieur Geographe. Revue et Corrigee par Poirson

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

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        The Antiquary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        RESEARCHES INTO THE HISTORY OF PLAYING CARDS; with illustrations of the Origin of Printing and Engraving on Wood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Traité élémentaire du calcul des probabilités

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

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

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

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

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

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        Corea and Japan

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

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

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

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

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

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