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        Platonis dialogi. Graece et Latine. Ex recensione Immanuelis Bekkeri

      Berlin/London/Oxford, Reimer/Parker 1816-1823.. 3 Tle. in 8 Bdn. u. 2 Bde.: Commentaria critica. (zus. 10 Bde. ). 8°. XIV, 1 Bl., 384; 1 Bl., 298; 2 Bll., 463; 1 Bl., 469; 1 Bl., 474; 1 Bl., 516; 1 Bl., 476; 2 Bll., 578; XIV, 474; 1 Bl., 473 S. Ln. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit. EA Platonis Dialogorum: Pars I: Phaedrus. Lysis, Protagoras, Laches, Charmides, Euthyphro. Vol II.: Parmenides. Appendix: Apologia, Croito, Io, Hippias minor, Hipparchus, Minos, Alicibiades secundus. Pars II: Vol. I.: Gorgias, Theaetetus, Meno, Euthydemus. Vol. II: Cratylus, Sophista, Politicus, Convivum. Vol III: Phaedo, Philebus Appendix: Theages, Amatores, Alcibiades primus, Menexenus, Hippias maior, Clitophon. Pars III: Vol. I: Politeia/ De Republica. Vol. II: Timaeus, Appendix: De legibus. De legibus, Epinomis, De anima mundi, Epistola I.-XIII, Axiochus, De Iusto dialogus, De virtute dialogus, Demodocus, Sisyphus, Eryxias; Immanuelis Bekkeri in Platonem a se editum commentaria critica. Accedunt Scholia. 2 Bde. Immanuel Bekker (1785-1871), deutscher Altphilologe der als 'erster in umfassender Weise correcte griechische Texte auf diplomatischer Grundlage hergestellt hat, von den Schriftstellern, die er nach Handschriften bearbeitet, sind die Texte aller früheren Arbeiten unbrauchbar geworden...' (ADB II, 301)

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        Reflections and Resolutions Proper for the Gentlemen of Ireland as to Their Conduct for the Service of Their Country

      Dublin: R. Reilly for George Ewing, 1816. xxii, [6], 224pp. Original mottled calf, smooth back, divided into six panels by gilt rules and roll, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with alternating centre device, covers with gilt roll border and a central oval composed of a repeated lozenge tool, with a harp and shamrock tool to head and tail of oval, shell pattern marbled endpapers. Skilfully rehinged, title label slightly chipped, covers slightly worn with slight damage to rear cover, minor chipping to head and tail of outer joints, corners bumped, boards slightly splayed, a couple of surface cracks to leather on upper cover, small scuff to lower cover. Internally some light foxing, browning and occasional staining, occasionally heavier. Fore-edge of the last twenty or so pages slightly chipped. "In 1738 Madden penned Reflections and Resolutions Proper for the Gentlemen of Ireland, as to their Conduct for the Service of their Country. In this epistle Madden ascribed the low condition of the country to the extravagant and idle disposition of its people, but recommended resident landlords and the encouragement of tillage, linen manufacture, granaries, and credit facilities for Ireland, while stressing that the furtherance of the Irish economy should never harm England's interests. Many of his ideas were not original but came from the works of Thomas Prior, Arthur Dobbs, and George Berkeley. This book was reprinted in 1816 under the patronage of the Dublin benefactor Thomas Pleasants" (Oxford DNB). Lowndes notes the original edition had a preface of 24 pages, "which is not in the privately printed edition of 1816, its existence being therein positively denied by the editor" (Lowndes 1447). Quite an attractive example of Celtic revival style Irish binding. Second Edition. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Christabel; Kubla Khan, A Vision; The Pains of Sleep

      London: John Murray, 1816. hardcover. fine. 64pp. Small water stain in margin of 3 pages. Slim 8vo, full modern tan calf, red leather spine labels, ornately gilt spine, t.e.g. London: John Murray, 1816. First Edition. A very nice copy with the half-title, of the first appearance of these poems, two of which are among the best known poetry in the English language.

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        Atlas del Itinerario descriptivo de España.

      [Valencia, Monpié, 1816]. - 24,5x17,5 cm., 14 pp., 2 hojas, 29 mapas grabados al cobre, algunos a doble hoja. Cartoné de la época. Ejemplar conservando todos sus márgenes, es decir sin cortar. Todas las hojas blancas y con la pisada de la plancha muy fuerte. Primer tiraje de los mapas grabados en España. La primera plancha: "Mapa fisico de España", lleva al pie la siguiente leyenda: "Grabadas por Vicente Capilla en Valencia año 1814". Siguen a este mapa: lam.2, Plano Geológico de Madrid y sus cercanias. 3, Geologia. 4, Mapa de España. 5, Mapa itinerario de las cercanias de Madrid. 6, Camino de Perpiñan a Barcelona. 7, Camino de Barcelonaal rio Cenia. 8, Camino de Barcelona a Lerida. 9, Camino de Lerida a Zaragoza. 10, Camino de Zaragoza a Alcalá de Henares. 11, Camino de Zaragoza a Alcalá de Henares (y 2). 12, Camino de Valencia hasta las fronteras de Cataluña. 13, Camino de Valencia a Fuentidueñas. 14, Caminos de Valencia a Aranjuez y Murcia. 15, Camino de Aranjuez para Valencia y Murcia. 16, Caminos de Murcia, a Aranjuez, Valencia y Cartagena / Camino de Murcia a Madrid. 17, Camino de Murcia a Granada. 18, Camino de Aranjuez a Jaen. 19, Camino de Aranjuez a Jaen (y 2). 20, Mapa de los caminos de una parte de Andalucia ( ). 21, Mapa de los caminos de una parte de Andalucia (y 2). 22, Gibraltar. 23, Camino de Cadiz a Mérida. 24, Mapa de los caminos de una parte de Estremadura. 25, Camino de Mérida a Almaraz / Camino de Almaraz a Talavera de la Reyna. 26, Mapa de los caminos de una parte de la Galicia. 27, Camino de Orense a Benavente / Camino de Lugo a Astorga. 28, Camino de Astorga a Palencia / Camino de Oviedo a León. 29, Mapa de las Islas Baleares.

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      London: R. Wilks, 1816. 3 volumes. The Joseph Haslewood edition. 3 engraved titles, 4 engraved plates (1 folding). 24mo, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt lettering with gilt rules and decorations to the spines, marbled endleaves. xxiv, 326 pp; 331 pp; 384 pp. An attractive set of this rare book, internally fresh, normal wear to the bindings which were sometime rebacked. VERY RARE EARLY PRINTING OF MALORY AND ONE OF ONLY A FEW DONE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. There were two editions of Malory's classic work dated 1816 and they were considered the first editions of Malory that had been printed since the 1600's--only 42 years later, both editions were considered rare. This edition is understood to have been edited by Joseph Haslewood and differs from the Stansby edition. The story of King Arthur and his brave knights is one of the most durable legends in world literary history. Malory translated the story from "a French book" in the fifteenth century and it continues to be printed today. This particular edition was one of the first to reprint William Caxton?s publication of Malory?s translation: "page for page, line for line, word for word, and with a few exceptions... letter for letter." Such a close study of Malory is valuable in that "Malory is interesting not alone to the archaeologist of words and manners: he has exercised an abiding influence over the subject-matter of English literature and over the technical forms of English prose."

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        History of the transactions in Scotland in the years 1715-16 and 1745-46 : an account of the occurrence of these years, with authentic detail of the dangers Prince Charles encountered after Culloden - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Stirling, printed for G. Charles, by J. Fisher & co. (1816-1817), 1816. 1st Edition. Notes: Vol. 2 has imprint "Leith, printed for G. Charles, by Gilchrist & Heriot, 1817.". Subject: Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England, 1720-1788. Each vol with a half-title. Subject: Charles Edward, Prince, the Young Pretender, 1720-1788. Charles Edward Stuart, Prince, 1720-1788. Jacobites. Scotland - History - 1689-1745. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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      1816. [EHON] Kameda BOSAI, artist. KYOCHUZAN. Vertically striated covers with horizontal figures, green on creme printed paper title label. String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji. The collation follows example "A" at Mitchell 383-4, save for the following: 27.9 x 18.3 cm; the pages are all un-numbered; the seals are printed in red, there is a colophon on the inside of the back cover citing 6 publishers in Edo, Osaka & Kyoto and the publication date as the ninth month of Bunka 13 [1816]. Thus, another variant is added to the long list surrounding this wonderful work. Though many articles have been written and differences between variants catalogued, there is surely more that needs to be said on the subject. Besides the bibliographic niceties involved, this copy captures perfectly the artistry and fun of the "MOUNTAINS OF THE HEART", perhaps the most famous of all Nanga school ehon. A very nice printing with lovely colors on the creamy paper of the better editions. The very first image has a bit of mottling, perhaps a bit of a chemical reaction between the paper and the pigment or perhaps even a desired "effect" as I have seen it in several copies.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Poems of -

      London: Printed for John Sharpe, 1816 - One of 25 large paper copies. 8vo. Engraved title and 5 engraved illustrations, all in proof state, after Richard Westall. liv, 149, [1] pp. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, covers with blind-ruled border and panel with gilt-stamped floral cornerpieces, spine with raised bands and six compartments, two with green morocco lettering pieces, the rest richly gilt with small floral tools, a.e.g. Fine. Pickering & Chatto label and two bookplates. Lowndes II, p. 803 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      [Paris]: (Revue de La Mesangere), 1816 - 1818. First Edition. Hardcover. University library bookplate on front pastedowns and ink stamps on title pages and bottom edge of bulked text, but in general the text is clean and all of the plates are unmarked. Covers firm, with slight loss of leather from small area on spine where tape was removed. Plates generally clean and fresh; binding Very Good. Six octavo (4-3/4" x 7-3/4") volumes bound in contemporary calf-backed decorated boards with contrasting red and black gilt-lettered spine labels and gilt spine decorations. A full three years of this scarce publication which began in 1797 and lasted until 1839. Present are all of the issues for the period of 1816 - 1818 but one (Issue 63 from 1818) and a total of 247 hand-colored fashion plates of predominantly but not exclusively women, numbered from 1533 to 1784. The 4 plates not accounted for are 1668 and 1739, both the second plate in a single issue, and plates 1773 and 1774 from the missing issue. Most of the plates feature people dressed in fashions of the time, but there are also plates of individual items, usually hats, and several to a plate.

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        General James Wilkinson Memoirs of My Own Time First Edition, Three Volume Set

      Abraham Small, 1816. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Original three volume set in the original bindings. This exhaustive memoir comprises the defense of Wilkinson's military actions from 775 to 1778 while commanding the army in Louisiana. Volumes two and three lay out his defense during his court martial by James Madison. The court martial was issued as he was suspected of conspiring with the Spanish and Aaron Burr to set up an independent nation in the West. RARE VOLUMES. Binding frayed. Front board of volume 1 detached. Folding tables (13) intact. Atlas issued separately. Fair condition. Published by Abraham Small, 1816

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        The COMPLETE FARRIER And BRITISH SPORTSMAN: Containing a Systematic Enquiry into the Structure and Animal Economy of the Horse, the Causes, Syptoms, and Most-Approved Methods of Prevention and Cure for Every Disease to Which He is Liable: A Detection and Exposure of the Erroneous and Bad Methods of treatment generally adopted; with numerous approved and original recipes for various diseases. The whole rendered easy and familiar, with a view to general utility, and founded on the latest discoveries and experimental facts, to which the progress of improvement for the last twenty years in the veterinary art has led, interspersed with sporting anecdotes, and an account of the most celebrated horses, &c. &c. Equally important and interesting to the British sportsman: as well as inn-keepers, coach-masters, farmers, owners of stage-waggons, &c. Embellished with a series of engravings, executed in the first style of the art, from original drawings in the possession of noblemen and gentlemen of the turf,

      London:: W. Lewis and Co.,. 1816.. 4to. 1st edition. 512 pp.. Period full calf binding; gilt lettered maroon leather title label to spine.. A VG copy (old hinge reinforcement/usual foxing/pos).. Frontis + 12 inserted engraved plates.

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        A New and Correct Plan of the City of Bath

      [Bath]: H. Godwin, [c. 1816]. . Plan dimensions 44 x 52.5 cm, margins trimmed close to neatline as issued. A detailed and striking folding plan of Bath, orientated with north towards the right edge, on a scale of approximately 13½ inches to one mile. The city crest to the upper left corner and with the title to the lower left within a vignette illustration of the Royal Crescent. Dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen, folds into original marbled paper slipcase with the publisher’s printed label to the upper board. An excellent example. Only three copies referenced on Copac, all in the British Library, with dates between 1810 and 1825 and either published by C. or H. Godwin.

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        The COMPLETE FARRIER And BRITISH SPORTSMAN: Containing a Systematic Enquiry into the Structure and Animal Economy of the Horse, the Causes, Syptoms, and Most-Approved Methods of Prevention and Cure for Every Disease to Which He is Liable: A Detection and Exposure of the Erroneous and Bad Methods of treatment generally adopted; with numerous approved and original recipes for various diseases. The whole rendered easy and familiar, with a view to general utility, and founded on the latest discoveries and experimental facts, to which the progress of improvement for the last twenty years in the veterinary art has led, interspersed with sporting anecdotes, and an account of the most celebrated horses, &c. &c. Equally important and interesting to

      W. Lewis and Co.,, London: 1816 - Frontis + 12 inserted engraved plates. A VG copy (old hinge reinforcement/usual foxing/pos). Period full calf binding; gilt lettered maroon leather title label to spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kyôchûzan (Mountains of the Heart)

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

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        History of the Late War in the Western Country

      Lexington, K.: Worsley & Smith, 1816. [Antq-1]. 534pp. + errata leaf. Hardcover, bound in modern full morocco by W. Pratt, a.e.g. Light shelf-wear, the corners rubbed, cracks at lower hinges; the text-block unmarked. A history of the war of 1812. "For scope and authenticity rivaled only by Dawson's Life of Harrison. Material supplied by two of the ablest commanders, Harrison and Shelby." [Howes M-9. Sabin 42929]. Provenance: From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed MD.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.. Octavo 5" x 7.75".

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        Memoirs of the Marchioness de Larochejaquelein

      Edinburgh; London - Archibald Constable and Co; Longman, Hurst, Reees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The uncommon first English translation, by Sir Walter Scott, of the fascinating memoirs of Marie Louise Victoire de Donnissan, Marquise de La Rochejacquelein. These memoirs give a remarkable picture of the war, and fortunes of the Royalists. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Rebacked, with the original boards. Translated by Sir Walter Scott, as stated on COPAC. The map is not present. Includes thesupplement chapter. Marie Louise Victoire de Donnissan, marquise de La Rochejacquelein, 1772 - 1857, belonged to a court family and was the god-daughter of Madame Victoire, the daughter of Louis XV. At the age of seventeen she married the marquis de Lescure, whom she accompanied during the Revolt in the Vendee. After his death, she went through various adventures recorded in her memoirs, first published at Bordeaux in 1815. She saved much of her own property and her first husband's, when a conciliatory policy was adopted. After her second marriage to Louis, Marquis de Larochejaquelein, she lived with her new husband on her estates, both refusing all offers to serve in any capacity under Napoleon. In 1814, they took an active part in the Royalist movement in and about Bordeaux. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including some rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages havesome browningand foxing, with theveryoccasional marginaltidemark. There is a small closed tear to the margin ofpage 355. Overall the condition is good..

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        Select Views of London

      1816. first edition. Papworth’s “Select Views of London,” with Seventy-Six Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates,in a Fine Contemporary Regency BindingPAPWORTH, John P. Select Views of London; with Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Some of the Most Interesting of Its Public Buildings. London: Printed for R. Ackermann, by J. Diggens, 1816.First edition, first issue, with Papworth’s name on the title-page. Large octavo (9 7/8 x 6 15/16 inches; 251 x 176 mm.). [8], 159 pp. Seventy-six hand-colored aquatint plates, including five double-page folding plates. Plates watermarked 1815.Contemporary Regency calf, neatly rebacked, with the original spine laid down. Covers decoratively bordered in gilt, spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, with black morocco gilt lettering label. A little light offsetting from the plates to the text. Armorial bookplate of Frank Brewer Bemis and bookplate of Gladys Robinson on the front pastedown. An excellent early copy. Housed in a tan cloth slipcase.According to Abbey, "copies exist without the name of Papworth on the title-page, but no evidence can be adduced regarding priority of issue. Copies carrying Papworth's name are somewhat scarcer than those without" (Abbey, Scenery). Abbey, Scenery, 217. Tooley 361.

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        [Color Plate] Select Views of London. With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Some of the Most Interesting of its Public Buildings

      London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, by J. Diggens, St. Ann's Lane,, 1816. Half-Morocco. Fine. Imperial 8vo: [8],159,[1]pp, with 76 delicately hand-colored aquatints (five folding), by J. Hamble and Joseph Constantine Stadler after Papworth and Augustus Pugin, "of past London, with representations of City churches and other topographical features now no longer in existence" (Prideaux). Later green morocco over navy pebbled cloth, flat spine (sunned to brown) lavishly gilt, all edges marbled, marbled end papers. A fine Ackermann production in a tall, attractive copy, beautifully bound, occasional light offsetting and scattered foxing, plates fresh, clean and bright. Provenance: small, discreet book label of Le Baron E. de Thysebaert to corner of front paste down. Tooley 361. Abbey, Scenery, 217. Prideaux, p. 143-44. First Edition in book form, the issue without Papworth's name on title page (no priority established). Originally published in Ackermann's Repository of arts, literature, fashions, etc., from 1810-15. Papworth, one of Ackermann's most prominent stalwarts, was an architect, designer of furniture, decorations, accessories, and store fronts, and a landscape gardener. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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      1816. BLAINE, Delabere. THE OUTLINES OF THE VETERINARY ART; OR, THE PRINCIPLES OF MEDICINE, AS APPLIED TO THE STRUCTURE, FUNCTIONS, AND ECONOMY, OF THE HORSE, AND TO A MORE SCIENTIFIC AND SUCCESSFUL MANNTER OF TREATING HIS VARIOUS DISEASES: COMPREHENDING, ALSO, A CONCISE VIEW OF THOSE OF NEAT CATTLE AND SHEEP. London: T. Boosey et. al., (1816). Second edition. xvi, xii, [1], 663, [1], 2 pp. ads. 8vo., contemporary full calf, gilt ruled spine, red gilt morocco spine label. Joints cracked, boards worn. Folding frontispiece foxed with 3" split at fold. Eight additional plates (complete) bound in at rear, total 9 plates as called for; moderate foxing throughout. A rare and important work.

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        A Geographical Description of the United States, with the Contiguous British and Spanish Possessions, Intended as an Accompaniment to Melish's Map of these Countries

      Philadelphia: John Mellish, 1816. Second. hardcover. very good(-). Atlas. 182 pp. Illustrated with four uncolored maps and one fold out hand colored map. Small folio (8.25" x 5.5"); wear to original marble board and half leather binding: spine is gilded in 6 compartments. Second edition. Owner signature in ink on front free end paper (Joseph Hamblin). Overall toning and scattered foxing throughout. One page of text with a small tear. Philadelphia: John Mellish, 1816. Four uncolored maps include Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore Annapolis, all with toning and scattered foxing. The fold out map, "Specimen of the County Maps to be Constructed by virtue of an Act of the Legislature directing the formation of a Map of Pennsylvania", is in beautiful hand color. Shows the Susquehannah River and Harrisburg. Small tear to lower left margin. John Melish (1767-1822) is known for his beautiful early maps of the United States. This atlas accompanied a large separately published six-sheet map of the United States, the first to show the country from coast to coast.

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        Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the

      1816. [Supreme Court, United States]. Wheaton, Henry [1785-1848], Reporter. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States. Volume 1: Philadelphia: Published by Mathew Carey, 1816; Volumes 2-12: New York: Published by Robert Donaldson, 1817-1827. 12 volumes in all. Complete set. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Later tan buckram, black-stamped volume numbers with gilt stamped red and black lettering pieces to spines. Some shelfwear and soiling, Volume 1 lacking title page. Later library inkstamps to front pastedowns and bottom edges of text block. Some toning and light foxing to text, offsetting to outer margins of preliminaries, internally clean. * First edition, except for Volume 2, a second edition. Later republished as Volumes 14-25 of United States Reports. With side-notes and indexes. Wheaton's tenure as the Supreme Court's reporter lasted from 1816 to 1827, a remarkable period that witnessed such landmark cases as Martin v. Hunter's Lessee (1816), McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819), Cohens v. Virginia (1821) and Gibbons v. Ogden (1824). Cohen and O'Connor observe that his Reports enjoyed "a somewhat special status [because] '[i]n no other period of our history have more important and far-reaching decisions been rendered by the United States Supreme Court than during that recorded by Wheaton.' During what has been coined the 'Golden Age of the Supreme Court,' the right of the Supreme Court to take jurisdiction in constitutional cases was upheld, the doctrine of implied powers was developed, and a limitation was placed on the powers of the states. Furthermore, there were many maritime and international law issues arising out of the War of 1812. In preparing his Reports Wheaton went beyond the basic responsibilities of a law reporter of his time. (...) [He] supplemented his Reports with extensive notes on such important matters as prize law, the Rule of the War of 1756, the civil war between Spain and her American Colonies, the slave trade, patent law and charitable bequests. Wheaton's lengthy appendices also included such documents as presidential instructions to armed vessels, a list of standing interrogatories, letters relating to the subject of blockades, extracts to a pres

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        Procès des trois Anglais, Robert-Thomas Wilson, John-Ely Hutchinson, Michel Bruce, et autres, accusés d'avoir facilité l'évasion de Lavalette; contenant le résumé de M. l'Avocat-général, les plaidoyers des avocats, et les discours des accusés . précédé d'une notice historique sur Lavalette, d'un extrait des interrogatoires préliminaires subis par les Anglais . orné de cinq portraits au trait d'après nature.

      Guillaume and Corbet and Berthoud, Whetley and Co. in London, April, Paris 1816 - First edition of this contemporary report of the sensational arrest, interrogation and trial of 'trois Anglais' (actually an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman) accused of abetting the escape of the Comte de Lavalette on the eve of his execution by the restored Bourbon regime. Lavalette had been one of Napoleon's inner circle, but had refused exile on the restoration of the monarchy and was sentenced to death. 'On 10 January 1816 Wilson was instrumental, in conjunction with Michael Bruce and Captain John Hely-Hutchinson (later third earl of Donoughmore), in the escape from Paris of Count Lavallette, who, condemned to death, had escaped from prison by putting on his wife's clothes. Wilson passed the barriers in a cabriolet with Lavallette disguised as a British officer and conveyed him safely to Mons. He sent a narrative of the adventure to Earl Grey (reprinted in the Gentlemans Magazine in 1816), which was intercepted. He was arrested in Paris on 13 January. The three Englishmen were tried in Paris on 2 April and sentenced on the 24th to three months' imprisonment' (R. H. Vetch in ODNB). 8vo (200 × 110 mm), pp. 236, plus engraved frontispiece with 5 portraits. Slight worming to gutter towards head throughout, not affecting any text. Early quarter calf, brown morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Spine slightly abraded. A good copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits & Present State of the Gypsies; designed to develop the Origin on this singular People, and to promote the Amelioration of their Condition. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY IN ORIGINAL BOARDS

      Printed for the Author, and Sold by Wm. Alexander, York, 1816. 8vo., First Edition, some very minor spotting (mainly marginal); original grey-blue boards, vellum back, paper label lettered in manuscript (a little chipped and faded), uncut, a remarkably crisp, clean copy.A SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO JOSEPH STORRS, WITH THE FORMER'S HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.With 2pp of publisher's advertisments of other works (including the revised edition of Hoyland's 'Epitome of the History of the World') bound in at end.John Hoyland (1750-1831), Quaker, writer on gipsies and author of other works, wrote this seminal study as a result of 'observing the very destitute and abject condition of the Gipsy race in the counties of Northampton, Bedford and Hertford'.The work is based on that of Grellman.For further details on Hoyland, his temporary disassociation with Quaker society (due apparently to his romantic entanglement with a gipsy girl) and his involvement with gipsies in general, see DNB.PRESENTATION COPIES FROM HOYLAND ARE RARE.A SPLENDID COPY IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL WORKS ON GIPSIES EVER WRITTEN.

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        Bioghraphical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers

      Michael Bryan, Bioghraphical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, 1816 Back to IndexPrinted for Carpenter and Son, London 1816, in two volumes, complete. Rebound in ¼ leather with marbled boards. ?From the Revival of the Arts under Cimabue, and the Alleged Discovery of Engraving by Finiguerra, to the Present Time?, five plates of engravers marks. Volume one with frontispiece engraving by W. Haines, some loss to edges of the first few pages, text not affected, Volume two, some loss to first two pages, some text loss to title page, otherwise very good. Additional information and photos on request.

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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

      Berne, Basle & Lausanne: J.P. Lamy, 1816 approx (no date given). Hardcover. Good+. 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.

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        Memoirs of the Marchioness de Larochejaquelein

      Edinburgh - George Ramsay and Company 1816 - The first English translation of the Marchioness's memoirs of life as a Royalist during the French Revolution. Featuring a fold-out frontispiece map of the war in the Vendee. 'Translated from the French'. With the pictorial bookplate of S. C. Oliver and a bookseller's label for J. J. Fleury to the front pastedown. Marie Louise Victoire de Donnissan, marquise de La Rochejacquelein, 1772 - 1857, belonged to a court family and was the god-daughter of Madame Victoire, the daughter of Louis XV. At the age of seventeen she married the marquis de Lescure, whom she accompanied during the Revolt in the Vendee. After his death, she went through various adventures recorded in her memoirs, first published at Bordeaux in 1815. She saved much of her own property and her first husband's, when a conciliatory policy was adopted. After her second marriage to Louis, Marquis de Larochejaquelein, she lived with her new husband on her estates, both refusing all offers to serve in any capacity under Napoleon. In 1814, they took an active part in the Royalist movement in and about Bordeaux. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, some rubbing to the extremities with some chipping to the paper. Front joint cracked but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just the odd spot. Some marginal tidemarks to the first and last 50 pages. Small tears to the outer margin of pp. 313-15, not affecting the text. Ink signature to titlepage. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: John Murray, 1816. Young author James was a student of Christ Church, Oxford when it took this trip. It is studiously observant, but still a good read. A majority of the plates are of Russia. The travel reference, Abbey Travel 16, states that the plates in most copies were uncolored, as they are in this copy. Pages xii, 527. Tan morocco with sympathetic, handmarbled boards in tan/brown/terra cotta/mustard. I would estimate this rebinding to be 40 or 50 years old, with gilt lines flanking raised bands on the spine, and a bright red title label with gilt letters. Inside, some minor foxing and stains, and offsetting from the plates as is unfortunately usual. An handsome copy, image available on request. Scarce in the first edition, with later 1817 and 1819 2 volume editions in smaller format (8 vo) and fewer illustrations. . First Edition. 3/4 Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by 18 Etched or Aquatint Plates. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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

      Philadelphia: John Conrad, 1816. 8vo. (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). 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.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS ACCORDING TO THE AUTHORIZED TRANSLATION, WITH COPIOUS NOTES, EXPLANATORY, PRACTICAL AND EVANGELICAL SELECTED FROM THE COMMENTARY OF THE REV. MATTHEW HENRY BY THE REV. JOHN KERSHAW, A. M. (Also Bound in This Book: the Apocrypha: to Which is Prefixed an Historical Introduction Comprising a Brief Sketch of the Principal Events in Jewish History before and after the Time of the MacCabees; (Embellished with a Series of Beautiful Engravings)

      Oxford: Bartlett, Newman, and Bartlett. Good+. 1816-17. Hardcover. Large folio, 17" x 11". Three volumes bound in one (The Holy Bible + The Apocrypha + The New Testament) . Full brown leather bound cover has moderate to heavy wear. Both boards are detached but still present. Leather on spine strip is chipped at top and bottom. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight though the front and back end sheets are detached and damaged. Pages are mildly foxed but in good condition. 3 engraved frontispieces (one for the Holy Bible Old Testament, 1817; one for The Apocrypha, 1816; one for The New Testament, 1817). Engraved half-title page. 38 full page engravings and maps. Laid in are 2 lengthy poetic love letters/cards to Mr. James Dowling, Adrian, Michigan, from the mid-1800s and a brief family record of 3 Dowling children born in the 1860s. .

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        THE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON (12 VOL SET - COMPLETE) A New Edition in Twelve Volumes

      London: Nichols and Son, E. C. and J. Rivington, A. Strahan, et al, 1816. Hardcover. Very Good. Vol 1 – vii, 411 pgs. Vol 2 – 472 pgs. Vol 3 – 463 pgs. Vol 4 – 446 pgs. Vol 5 – 443 pgs. Vol 6 – 397 pgs. Vol 7 – 410 pgs. Vol 8 – 412 pgs. Vol 9 – 460 pgs. Vol 10 – 408 pgs. Vol 11 – 391 pgs. Vol 12 – 450, with index. 5 x 8 1/2 in.& Polished brown calf with embossed faux wood grain. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Gray endpapers. Marbled text block. . Condition of books is VERY GOOD; & Edges of spine and spines quite worn, front and back hinges cracked, corners worn and bumped. Vol 2 spine chipped, torn, Vol 3 chip to spine, back cover detached, Vol 8, 9, and 12 have tears, chips to spine. Small David B. Ogden bookplate on front pastedown. Slight foxing to text, binding tight. Top edge of text block darkened.&

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson. In twelve volumes

      London - Nichols and Son et al, 1816 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of this early nineteenth-century collection of Johnson's works, in fine bindings. New Edition. Volume I features an engraved portrait frontispiece. 'With an essay on his life and genius, by Arthur Murphy'. Complete in twelve volumes. With an index to the rear of Volume XII. 'An Essay on the Life and Genius of Samuel Johnson' was written by Arthur Murphy and first published in 1792. The work serves as a biography of Samuel Johnson and an introduction to his works included in the volume. Murphy first met Johnson during the summer of 1754. Murphy was working on the Gray's Inn Journal and, after discovering that a French article that they wanted to print was actually a translation of Johnson's Rambler No. 190, came to Johnson to apologize for his error. The two soon became friends, and Murphy began to tell the story many times later. After Johnson died and John Hawkins published his Life of Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy began to attack the work. He used a Monthly Review piece to criticize the legalistic language employed by Hawkins to claim 'that he is now rendered an incompetent critic thereby, and in consequence thereof. It was first published in 1792 as a prefix to a 12 volumes octavo edition that included Johnson's Works. This was done in a similar manner to Hawkins work, which was prefixed to an eleven volume edition. Murphy, at the beginning of his essay, claims, 'The proprietors of Johnson's Works thought [Hawkin's] life, which they prefixed to their former edition, too unwieldy for republication'. Condition: In full marbled calf bindings. Externally, generally smart, rubbed to the extremities. 14 spine labels missing, with the remainder chipped. Several joints cracked but firm. One board detached but present and one board held by the cords only. Volume XII has a crack down the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Some scattered light foxing and slight damp stainingto the first and last few pages. Copperplate ink signatures to the front pastedowns. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Plan topographique de la Campagne de Rome

      Kupferstich-Karte von Pietro Ruga nach Friedrich Carl Ludwig Sickler bei Venance Monaldini, Rom 1816. 62.5x90 cm. - Tooley 2 IV, S. 160 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 85 - Zweite Auflage des erstmals 1811 erschienenen Plans. Die großformatige Darstellung zeigt Rom und Umgebung in Nordostorientierung: die Mittelmeerküste von Alsium bei Fregene über die Tibermündung und Anzio bis San Felice Circeo, im Nordwesten der Lago di Bracciano, im Norden mit den Bergen nördlich Tivoli. Mit Einzeichnung antiker Stätten und Orte, die teils mit historischen und mit zeitgenössischem Namen bezeichnet sind.Der Universalgelehrte Sickler studierte in Gotha, Altenburg und Göttingen, war von 1805 - 1810 für den deutschen Gesandten in Rom Wilhelm von Humboldt als Hauslehrer tätig, bevor er 1812 zum Schulrat und ersten Direktor des Gymnasiums in Hildburghausen berufen wurde.Kurze Einrisse im weißen Papierrand, zwei oben bis kurz in die Darstellung, restauriert; im Rand außerhalb der Darstellung oben kleiner Papierabriss ergänzt und unten Knickfalten geglättet. Schöner kontrastreicher Druck.

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

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        American Edition Of The British Encyclopedia Or Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences (12 Volume Set) (1816) (Leather Binding)

      Philadelphia: Samuel A Mitchell, 1816. 1st American. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Good. (Research) (Arts and Sciences) NICHOLSON, William. American Edition Of The British Encyclopedia Or Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences. Comprising An Accurate And Popular View Of The Present Improved State Of Human Knowledge. (12 Volume Set) Philadelphia: Samuel A. Mitchell (1816). (Leather Binding). Illustrated with over 160 engravings. All Intact. 12 Volume Set. Leather on volumes shows scuffing and wear. Paper labels on spines are intact. Toning and foxing. PO name and name stamp in volumes. Subscriber's List At End Of Volume 12. Good Condition overall. Strong bindings. 5 x 8-1/2 inches. $3500.00

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

      London: Thomas Tegg, 1816. x, 252pp, modern full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second, illustrator to third, remaining panels with central lozenge shaped tool and volute corner pieces, covers with double fillet bordering a single fillet frame, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, t.e.g., combed and waved marbled endpapers. Externally very good indeed, internally the text is lightly browned but generally clean, the plates are quite bright and clean. Small previous owners book label to front endpaper. Complete with twenty-eight aquatint plates (including a folded frontispiece and title page). Lacks the cancel C8 (as usual), but does have the errata slip bound in at the rear. A lampoon on the Marquis of Hastings' governorship of India, and shows the public estimation of the East India Company, with its toleration of suttee for revenue purposes, and its total disregard otherwise of Hindu prejudices (Hardie English Coloured Books). Rowlandson Grolier Exhibition Catalogue 34, Tooley 412, Abbey Travel 437. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Rowlandson, Thomas. 8vo.

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      1816. Good. [DESIGN BOOK] Honma Hyakuri & Yokokawa Shigetaka. FUKUSHOKU ZUKAI. 2 vols., originally privately published by Hyakuri, in Bunka 13 [1816]. This copy has that date in its afterword. 19.4 x 26.8 cm, string-bound Japanese- style fukuro toji with printed paper title labels. Clothing designs, swords and regalia, etc. reproduced in color woodcut. Nobleman, Ladies, Ceremonial dress, Brocades, Imperial costumes, all are covered. Important work. The overall condition is good, with some worming throughout. The impressions and colors are a bit "late" (mid-19th century?). Enclosed in a custom clasped chitsu case.

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        TYPOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUITIES or THE HISTORY OF PRINTING IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND: containing Memoirs of our Ancient Printers, and a Register of Books printed by them. Begun by the late JOSEPH AMES . . Considerably augmented by WILLIAM HERBERT and now greatly enlarged with cop

      London: John Murray. Printed by W.Bulmer (at the Shakespeare Press), 1816. First. Contemporary full calf. Gilt decorated border within which is a blind decorated inner border - both floral rolls. . The spine and corners are worn and both boards are detached. The calf boards are Good + and all edges are gilt. ext is near fine. Volume III only. Large Quarto. Rubricated title page head and chapter headings. pp Title page, iv, 615, 1 blank. Frontispiece portrait of Isaac Reed engraved by T.Hodgetts after the painting by George Romney. The frontispiece and the 6 printed woodcuts in text are finely printed. So also, at p 40, is the facsimile title-page to "Polychronicon " (1527, folio), described by Dibdin as "the most magnificent title-page of which the early annals of English printing can boast".

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        The Principles of Population and Production, as they are affected by the Progress of Society; with a view to moral and political consequences

      London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, etc., 1816. Modern marbled boards with calf spine. New endpapers. Octavo. Errata at the foot of last page, and ads on verso. Pp. 454-9 bound upside down. Ink numerical stamp on last page. A very good, clean copy. A provocative attack on Malthus. Weyland's controversial contribution to population advocated an increase in population as a counterbalance to the flight of people from rural to urban life. Malthus, while having only a limited regard for Weyland, was sufficiently provoked to publish a lengthy reply in the fifth edition of his Essay on Population (1817). "In 1816 Weyland followed up his pamphlets with a volume of nearly 500 pages to show why he thought population needed encouraging ... According to Malthus, "Mr. Weyland really appears to have dictated this book with his eyes blindfolded and his ears stopped. I have a great respect for his character and intentions; but I must say it has never been my fortune to meet with a theory so uniformly contradicted by experience" (James, Population Malthus, pp 372/3).

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

      London: Thomas Tegg, 1816. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Rowlandson, Thomas. A satirical look at British rule in India. x, 1-74, 73-252 pp. 8vo. Page 30 content reproduced on p. 32. pp 73-74 numbers repeated, no duplication of content. Does not lack cancel leaf C8 or contain errata slip, which is common in others. Green leather boards with five raised bands at spine, double gold ruled border to front and rear board. Chipping and wear to board edges, hinges front and rear. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers with elaborate gold dentelle decoration to front and rear pastedowns. Folding frontispiece illustration clean and bright, folding tissue intact with numerous creases. In addition to the frontispiece illustration and title page, both hand colored, there are 26 additional plates, 1 sepia (p. 193), 25 hand colored. Small tear paper repair on p. v, lower right, repaired tear at border of plate opposite p. 71, missing piece replaced at top of p. 251 but does not affect text. Light age toning to pages, quite clean.

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        Elui-Bibliothek der Deutschen Classiker [Library of the German Classics]

      Aachen / Heilbronn: F.W. Forstmann / G.G. Strasser. 1816-1825. First. First edition thus. 80 volumes with engraved title-vignettes and portraits. Each volume is approximately 3.25" x 3.5". Bound in contemporary half tree-calf with color labels on spines. A very good to fine set with some labels lacking, wear to extremities and some light chipping. A handsome near-miniature library of German literary classics from the early part of the 19th Century. While many of the volumes are available individually, a compete set such as this in their original bindings and in this condition is exceedingly uncommon. .

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        Siege & Defence of Fort Erie rare 1816 Battle Plan Map in War of 1812

      Philadelphia: Port Folio Magazine, 1816. 1st Edition. Disbound. Near Fine. UNCOMMON BATTLE PLAN FROM THE WAR OF 1812. Paper: 8 1/2" x 16 3/4". Image: 7 1/2" x 14 1/2" Black aquatint engraved print.& Drawn by D. B. Douglass ... U.S. Engineer and Engraved by J. Vallance& Map was folded but now flat with paper reinforcements behind the previous folds in three places. Uneven trimming around border edges with no loss, Otherwise, very good condition.& Plan of Fort Erie showing fortifications, bastions, and battle plan. Includes scale and some topographical details. Items in the image are lettered for identification however no legend on the map.& Fort Erie, across the Niagara River from Buffalo, New York, was the first British fort to be constructed in what was formerly French land following the French and Indian War. During the War of 1812, the fort was held by United States' forces after it was abandoned by British troops in June 1813. The British launched an attack against the fort on August 15, 1814, which was successfully repelled by a well-prepared American army. The British gave-up the siege mid-September., BONUS: Full text article form the Port Folio magazine with this item. Over 20 pages including the index for this map!, The attacking columns were composed as follows:& 1) Right Column: Lieutenant Colonel Victor Fisher of De Watteville 's regiment commanding 1300 men drawn from companies of his own regiment and the 8th (King's) plus the light companies of the 89th and the 100th. Their objective was the American battery at Snake Hill.& 2) Centre Column: Lieutenant Colonel William Drummond of the 104th commanding 250 men from the flank companies of the 41st and the 104th plus a number of seamen and marines. Their objective was the main fort.& 3 ) Left Column: Lieutenant Colonel Hercules Scott of the 103rd commanding 650 men drawn from his own regiment. Their objective was the Douglass Battery located between the fort and the lake shore.

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        ALS on Jardin du Roi letterhead

      Paris,: 18 December, 1816.. Single sheet of laid paper with printed letterhead, folded to letter size 25 x 20 cm., written in a neat secretarial hand and signed by Vauquelin on behalf of Jussieu and Desfontaines; old folds, excellent. A letter to Louis de Freycinet appointing a natural historian to the Uranie, signed by Vauquelin and stating the support of the MusÈum de histoire naturelle for the expedition.Vauquelin was a professor at the MusÈum de histoire naturelle in Paris, and was closely involved in the planning of the Freycinet voyage. The museum ultimately became the first repository of the bulk of the surviving scientific material and reports gathered by the naturalists and scientists.Written to Louis de Freycinet in Toulon, where he was making the final arrangements for the voyage, the letter announces that the Museum would like to confirm the appointment of a person to be responsible for the collection of natural history specimens. They have, the letter continues, tremendous interest in the success of the voyage, and so encourage Freycinet to appoint someone known for the sweetness (douceurs) of their character and for their talents, so as to make sure that the appointee is not in any way an inconvenience on board. Although this is in large part merely a formal politeness, the professors would all have remembered the awkwardness of the relations between scientists and officers on board the Baudin voyage, so this letter should also be seen in that light.Indeed, it is perhaps surprising that no scientist is actually named in this letter. It is certain that this is a reflection of Freycinet's decision to be personally responsible for all appointments: after all, as John Dunmore noted, Freycinet - like Captain Cook before him - had 'learned from his experiences with Baudin that a group of scientists is likely to be a source of trouble, and he preferred to have the scientific work carried out by naval officers, whom he could easily control' (French Explorers in the Pacific, p. 65).In the event, the natural history collections of the voyage were overseen by Jean RenÈ Constant Quoy and Paul Gaimard, who excelled in the role.

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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 Famil

      London: Printed For Henry Colburn, 1816., 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.. 1st 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

      London: W. Bulmer and Co, 1816. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Ex-Library. The present volume 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) 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 included. vi,[2],366,[8-index] pages. 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. 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.

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        Roman administration.] Receuil des passages extraits de différents auteurs avant Diocletian [vol II: apr?s Diocletian]; qui traitent des magistratures et de l'administration des romains.

      Aix [en Provence], 1816 - A massive series of literary notes and extracts from printed editions of classical sources on the subject of Roman law and administration, divided into the periods before and after the emperor Diocletian, founder of the Tetrarchy. The notes have the character of being source material for an unpublished scholarly work on the subject of the office of Magistrate (chief priest, lawgiver, judge, and commander of the army) in ancient Rome. Compiled in the immediate aftermath of the Napoleonic experiment, Gibelin's exmination of Diocletian's termination of republicanism in favour of autocracy for is surely significant.The author, Jacques Gibelin (1744-1828), in whose hand the volumes are written, was, at the time of composition, the librarian of the town of Aix and secretary of the town's Société Académique. He was already a prominent literary figure and had lived in Paris and England, being responsible for introducing many English scientific ideas to a French audience, having translated and published large portions of the Abridgements of the Transactions of the British Royal Society and important Enlightenment treatises by Joseph Priestley and Richard Kirwan. He also published the French translation Adam Ferguson's History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic and oversaw the first publication of the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which appeared, in Gibelin's French translation (before the original English version) in 1791 as Mémoires de la vie privée de Benjamin Franklin écrits par lui-méme.The extracts in this manuscript are drawn from Herodian, Dion, Suetonius, Tacitus, Eutropius, Justinian, Plutarch, Apuleius, Orosius, Zosimus and modern commentators such as Isaac Casaubon. The compilation is made with a librarian's thoroughness, with precise references given to the editions consulted (usually giving the editor, and the place and year of publication). Loosely inserted is a printed and manuscript slip, with Gibelin's printed subscription, from the Aix Société Académique, requesting the presence of a member at a meeting on the 4th July 1827 at 6 o'clock. Manuscript, 2 vols (each in several parts), folio (c. 290 × 200 mm), Vol I: pp. [iv], 18-86, [9]; [iv], 71, [13]; [ii], 32-96, [8]; [iv], 67, [9]; Vol. II: pp. [xiv], 1-54, 162-210; [xii], 122, 130-148, erratic author's manuscript pagination, ignoring several blanks and with several apparent large jumps, sometimes between recto and verso of a single leaf, and sometimes probably reflecting a previous arrangement of loose leaves or gatherings before binding. Occasional staining, including a heavy ink blot to the gutter of one opening resulting in some fragility, but overall very fresh. A single legible hand throughout in brown ink, text in French, Latin and Greek. Uncut in original green half sheep, gilt panelled spines, each with tan morocco labels, the second more elaborately tooled than the first, both vols with fleur-de-lys cornerpieces. Spines slightly rubbed, board edges a little more worn. Two handsome volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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