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        Oriental Scenery [parts I-V]; Hindoo Excavations in the mountain of Ellora [part VI]

      printed for Thomas and William Daniell at the Free-School Press . and published by William Daniell and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1816 - Expertly bound to style in red half morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments Scarce complete set of the first quarto edition of Daniell's masterpiece: the greatest pictorial record of India and her antiquities ever published. This copy in extraordinary condition. "The Daniells left England in 1785, when William was only about sixteen, and they were back in England in September 1794. From an early stage Thomas seems to have set out to emulate and surpass Hodges ( Select Views in India ) in popularizing his views through the comparatively new medium of aquatint. The uncle and nephew were determined not only to do better than Hodges but to expose the weaknesses of the pioneer's work by choosing the same views as Hodges had done, drawing them more accurately, and aquatinting them more skilfully" (Abbey Scenery II, p.377). The plates here are reduced versions of the justly famous large folio, hand-coloured plates which the Daniells engraved from their own drawings made during their extended expedition to India (except for the plates in the sixth and final part which was issued under the title Hindoo Excavations and were based on the drawings of James Wales). The Daniells's reasons for publishing this beautifully prepared version of their masterpiece is given at the front of the first series: they note that the large folio work is "well known, not only in the British dominions, but on the Continent, where [it is] . to be found in most of the principal libraries. This collection, however . has acquired a magnitude that necessarily limits its possession to the few who can purchase works of such expense. To obviate this objection, and to give to materials, so generally interesting, a more extensive range of circulation, Messrs. Daniell have determined to publish a careful and accurate edition, in quarto, of the same work; on which . they will be enabled to affix a price so moderate as to be of easy purchase . when completed, [the set] will be comprised in three volumes, containing in the whole 150 prints." The success of this first quarto edition can be judged from the fact that it was reprinted at least twice, in various forms, and was still available from Henry Bohn in the late 1840s. This book is notorious for being found in poor condition. The present copy, however, is free of all foxing and is the finest copy we have ever encountered. Abbey Travel II, 432 (uncoloured, early issue); M. Hardie & M. Clayton Walker's Quarterly Nos.35-36 Thomas Daniell . William Daniell (London: 1932) p.29; G. Michell, A. Martinelli, & T. & W. Daniell India Yesterday and Today (Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press, 1998); P. Rohatgi, G. Parlett, S. Imray & P. Godrej Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists pp. 149-170; Sutton The Daniells Artists and Travellers 13. (15 x 10 5/8 inches). 6 additional pictorial aquatint titles, 144 aquatint views, 8 engraved plans. 6 parts in three volumes, tall quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Le nouvelliste Français ou Recueil choisi de mémoires, itinéraires, réflexions morales et critiques, biographies modernes, caractères célèbres, pièces historiques, romans, contes, anecdotes, poésies fugitives, bonmots, saillies, énigmes, charades etc. Pour l'instruction et l'amusement des amateurs de la littérature Française [.].

      Pest, Conrad Adolf Hartleben, 1815-1816. - 8vo. 12 vols. With 5 engr. folded plates of music, 1 engr. and 2 lithographed folding plates of handwriting facsimiles, 6 (instead of 4!) engraved plates and an autogr. note by W. v. Runge signed. Contemp. marbled boards with giltstamped label to spine. Attractively bound, wellpreserved provenance copy of this rare literary journal published in Budapest. Apart from several plates of song scores, a number of handwriting facsimiles are contained. - From the library of the Swedish collector, military officer, and Imperial chamberlain in Vienna, Wilhelm von Runge (1746-1833), with his engraved heraldic bookplate ("Ära och Frihet") to front pastedown. Runge had augmented his copy by an engraved specimen of Napoleon's handwriting. Bound before this is a leaf with an autogr. note by Runge: "On joint à cette table d'écriture autographes, cette de l'homme extraordinaire, qui pendant quinze années fixa les regards du monde; et dont la destinée est aussi bizarre, que la fortune était sans example. Jugés, si vous l'osés, son esprit & son caractère, pour les traites de sa plume" (dated Vienna, December 1815). - Bindings slightly rubbed at the edges; otherwise, a very clean and attractive copy. Rarely encountered complete: all copies established via library catalogues lack various volumes. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Saggio sulla polizia generale de' grani Prima versione italiana con note del cav. Borghi.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Emiliana]
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        Panorama prise au Sommet du Mont Rigi.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (8 volume set)

      Abraham Small 1816 - 8 volume complete set. Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1816. Bound in full, contemporary leather. Foxing throughout, especially at margins. 2nd American edition. Frontispiece of Gibbon, vol. 1. Fold out maps in vol. 2 and 3, both in very good condition. Good bindings, a few chips from edges. Overall, a nice, readable early American imprint in good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Allison B. Goodsell, Rare Books]
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        The HISTORY of the RENOWNED PRINCE ARTHUR, KING OF BRITAIN; With His life and Death, and All His Glorious Battles. Likewise the Noble Acts and Heroic deeds of his Valiant Knights of the Round Table. In Two Volumes

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

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

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

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        The Prisoner of Chillon, and Other Poems

      London: John Murray, 1816 - First edition. 8vo. [vi], 60, [ii] pp., + 2 leaves of ads dated November 1816. Original drab brown wrappers, uncut. Spine chipped, corners bumped, upper wrapper with mild staining. Wise I, p. 113 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Narrative Of A Ten Years’ Residence At Tripoli In Africa: From The Original Correspondence In The Possession Of The Family Of The Late Richard Tully, Esq The British Consul. Comprising Authentic Memoirs And Anecdotes Of The Reigning Bashaw, His Family, And Other Persons Of Distinction; Also, An Account Of The Domestic Manners Of The Moors, Arabs, And Turks.

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

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        Narrative of a ten years' residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the original correspondence in the possession of the family of the late Richard Tully, Esq. the British Consul. Comprising authentic memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction; also, an account of the domestic manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks.

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

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

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

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

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

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        History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster, The

      London: Printed for and Published by R. Ackermann, 1816. - "Highest Praise" For Ackermann’s Colleges"Equals, If Not Surpasses, That of Oxford and Cambridge"[ACKERMANN, Rudolph, publisher]. The History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster; with the Charter-House, the Schools of St. Paul’s, Merchant Taylors, Harrow, and Rugby, and the Free-School of Christ’s Hospital. London: Printed for and Published by R. Ackermann, 1816.First edition. Large quarto (13 3/8 x 11 inches; 340 x 280 mm.). vi, [1, "Arrangement of Plates"], [1, blank], 56; 72; 27, [1, blank]; 32; 34; 22; 40; 34; 43, [1, blank] pp. With forty-eight hand-colored plates (forty-five aquatint and three engraved), including four costume plates and forty-four views by Havell, Stadler, Bluck, and others, after Westall, Mackenzie, Pugin, and others. Second state of Plate 6 ("Winchester College, from the Meadow"), dated "Jany. 1, 1816"; first issue, second state of Plate 23 ("Westminster School Room"), with the masters bareheaded; first issue, second state of Plate 26 ("Charter House"), lettered by means of a printed overslip, depicting two washerwomen with a basket laying out linen on the lawn, and with eleven figures on the paths. Text watermarked 1812, plates watermarked 1812 and 1816.Bound ca. 1950 [by Sangorski & Sutcliffe] for C.J. Sawyer (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full red crushed levant morocco. Front cover decoratively tooled in gilt, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, "Cockerell" marbled endpapers. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Occasional very light offsetting from the plates to the text. "Eton College" with a small light stain to the inner margin of the recto of leaf G1 (p. 41) and very slight browning to the recto of leaf K1 (p. 65). An excellent copy, with early watermarks, in a very attractive mid-twentieth-century binding."[Ackermann’s History of the University of Oxford (1813) and History of the University of Cambridge (1814)] were fittingly followed by a History of the Colleges Of this also a thousand copies were issued in monthly parts, the first appearing on January 1, 1816 The text, with the exception of the parts dealing with Winchester, Eton, and Harrow (the work of W.H. Pyne), were entirely written by Combe, and the same artists were employed in its decoration, the highest praise for which is that it equals, if not surpasses, that of Oxford and Cambridge. The original drawings for the forty-eight coloured plates were distributed among Westall, who executed fifteen, and Pugin and Mackenzie, who did fourteen each, while one is by J. Gendall, who besides illustrating Ackermann’s publications was employed for some years in managing his business, particularly in developing the new art of lithography. The actual engraving was done by Havell and Stadler, with a few plates by Bluck and Bennett, and four line engravings of costume by Agar after Uwins. Here again it may be noticed that many of the aquatints are printed in two colours before being finished by hand" (Martin Hardie).Abbey, Scenery, 440. Adams, London Illustrated, 116. Martin Hardie, pp. 106-107. Prideaux, pp. 126 and 332. Tooley 3. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Fatal Discovery

      S & J Fuller 1816 - This 10" x 14" colored engraving depicts a man shooting at an old woman, having mistaken her for a bird . Mild foxing throughout margin. Slightly ragged edge of left hand margin suggests evidence of previous binding.

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

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

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        Quarante-huit heures de garde au château des Tuileries pendant les journées des 19 et 20 mars 1815. Par un grenadier de la Garde nationale.

      Nicole et le Normant, Paris 1816 - Grand in-4 de 24 pp. et 2 planches hors texte : demi-maroquin rouge à grain long, dos lisse orné, entièrement non rogné (reliure de l?époque). Première et sans doute unique édition de ce récit de la chute de la première Restauration. L?illustration comprend 2 belles planches gravées d?après les compositions de l?auteur ; elles figurent la même porte du château des Tuileries mais, dans l?une, on voit le départ précipité du roi Louis XVIII et, dans l?autre, l?arrivée triomphale de l?empereur Napoléon de retour de l?île d?Elbe. Alexandre de Laborde (1773-1842), adjudant-major de la Garde nationale en 1814, commandait le palais des Tuileries ; auparavant, il était attaché à la famille impériale et fut fait comte de l?Empire en 1810. Négociateur de la capitulation de la Garde nationale, Louis XVIII l?avait nommé colonel et chevalier de l?ordre de Saint-Louis. Auteur de livres fameux dont un Voyage pittoresque en Espagne et une Description des nouveaux jardins de la France, Alexandre de Laborde ne rallia pas l?Empire lors des Cent-Jours. Très bel exemplaire sur papier vélin, au format petit in-folio, à toutes marges et en reliure de l?époque. On a relié à la fin une belle et grande estampe à la manière noire figurant le roi Louis XVIII entouré de partisans dans le jardin des Tuileries.

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        Théorie sur l`escrime a cheval,

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

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      Oliphant, Waugh & Innes 1816-17, Edinburgh - UNCOMMON EDINBURGH EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WITH INTERESTING PROVENANCE. 4 volumes, each 8vo, 22cm x 14cm, (8.5î x 5.5î), Vol.1, x, [1]-525pp., Vol.2, vii, [1]-542pp., Vol.3, vii, [1]-482pp.,index[53[,errata, Vol.4, [6], xvi, [1]-316, appendix[1]-88pp., index [15].Full leather binding, quite worn and missing three of the four spine label names and all volume numbers on spine.Union Club library stamps (1 1/8î black ink circle) on a number of pages in each volume. Overall Good+ condition.The second Edinburgh edition (first was 1811) of Smithís authoritative work, first published in 1776. Wealth of Nations appears on virtually every list of the 100 most important books of all time., Union Club; The Union Club of Boston, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest gentlemen's clubs in the United States. Bookplate of [John Lowell "Jack"] Gardner Jr (1837-1898), husband of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840 - 1924), legendary queen of Boston society. She is quoted as saying, "Don't spoil a good story by telling the truth.", Smith's groundbreaking work on the individual's right to the free exercise of economic activity, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM 221)Smith spent the next ten years writing The Wealth of Nations (mainly from his lecture notes) which was first published in 1776.An often-quoted passage from The Wealth of Nations is:ìIt is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantagesî [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SATYRARUM LIBRI I. Satyra V.

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

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

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        Traite des Maladies Nerveuses ...., 2 vols.,

      Paris, 1816. First Published Edition. Contemp. half leather with red and green labels. A very good, bright copy. 8vo.,A valuable catalog of hysterical illnesses. The author exhibits considerable knowledge of the literature of the subject right through contemporary authors, e.g., Pinel. See Hirsch and Bayle/Thillaye.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Hemerocallis Japponica.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Medical Sketches of the Campaigns of 1812, 13, 14 ... surgical cases; observations on military; and flying hospitals

      Dedham, 1816. First Edition. Original publisher's boards. A very good copy; some toning and occ. spotting. 8vo,Rutkow describes this book as the best and most vivid account of early 19th century American military life. The chapters on surgery are invaluable for the first hand descriptions of the treatment of wounds. Mann was an army surgeon during the War of 1812. The book offered here is a memoir of his experiences. The sections dealing with military hospitals are especially informative about techniques and care of the wounded. G-M #2161.1; Austin #1190; Kelly & Burrage, 805-'06; Rutkow, GS4.

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        Last Testaments of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

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

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

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

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        Institucion de la Real orden americana de Isabel la Catolica

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

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        Proposals for an Economical and Secure Currency

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

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        Libri Censualis Vocati Domesday-Book, Additamenta Ex Codic Attiquiss

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

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