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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. . Catalogs: topography: general.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Avoca Antiquarian Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Craftsbury Antiquarian Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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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        THE CHAMPIONS OF FREEDOM, OR, THE MYSTERIOUS CHIEF, A Romance of the Nineteenth Century, Founded on the Events of the War, between the United States and Great Britain, Which Terminated in March, 1815 (Volume 1 Only of 2 Volume Set)

      Division-street. Good. 1816. Hardcover. Volume 1 only of 2 volume set. Full tan leather bound cover has very heavy wear and has been treated for dry rot to prevent further deterioration. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Front board is holding securely by 2 very heavy stitches. Pages mild to moderately foxed otherwise clean and in good condition. .

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        Sketches of India; or Observations of the Scenery, &c. in Bengal:

      London: Black, Parbury, and Allen,, 1816. written in India in the Years 1811, 12, 13, 14; together with Notes on the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena, written at those Places, in Feb., March, and April, 1815. Octavo. Original boards, rebacked to style and with green morocco label. A little rubbed, light browning, a very good copy. First edition. Determinedly anonymous account of a tour through Bengal, and of the return voyage to England via the Cape and St. Helena. A well-observed, well-written and highly informative memoir covering commerce, religion, administration, and topography, and including interesting digressions such as a description of the freelance General Martine's villa Constantia "a striking monument to folly"; the cultivation of opium; an account of a suttee; a chapter "Of Tiger, Lion, and Hog-hunting, with Shooting in General in India"; and concluding with a nicely detailed survey of the Cape, and a brief description of St. Helena. Referred to by James Mill, in his History of India, as "that interesting little book." The author was certainly not in the services, shows no sign of having been in Company employ (although he is published by the booksellers to the HEIC), and gives no indication as to the purpose of his visit to India. We can only presume that he was a well-informed, and well-connected gentleman of means. Uncommon and appealing.

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        Plate 295, Iris verdatre (Dwarf Iris)

      Paris 1816 - This exquisite, hand colored stipple engraving, “Plate 295, Iris verdatre” measures 21.25” x 13.75” and is in excellent condition with light staining on the right edge and a small tear on the lower left edge. This dynamic flower is commonly called the Dwarf Iris or Dward Bearded Iris. Naturalistically depicted, it is colored with long, green leaves and finely detailed white "bearded" flower petals. Also illustrated on this engraving are records of the anatomical features of this species including the bulb and flowers, so that the flower could be identified with precision and cultivated to perfection. In each illustration, the flowers are classical "portraits" which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Les Liliacées was Redouté’s largest and most ambitious work and is generally considered his masterpiece, arguably rivaled only by Les Roses. Produced under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, for whom Redouté worked as botanical artist at her estate at Malmaison, these pristine examples represent landmark works in the field of flower illustration. The title Les Liliacées is misleading, as the work was of a much broader scope, including representatives of the lily, amaryllis, iris, orchid, and other families. The plates were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method that the artist himself perfected when he was unsatisfied with the effects garnered by traditional copper-plate engraving. As Redouté shrewdly observed, the delicacy and subtle elegance of his compositions could only be captured using a printing method equally fine. The luminosity of stipple engraving is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the "light" of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided.

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        Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykund gebräulichen Gewächse

      wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können. 4. Band. Berlin, auf Kosten des Verfassers 1816. With 47 of 48 handcoloured copperplates. With explanatory text to each plate. Contemporary worn and faded halfleather.. Volume IV only, plate no. 25 is missing. Nissen BB1 815.One of the finest German works on medical plants. Gottlob Friedrich Hayne (1763-1832) was a German botanist and pharmacist as well as professor of pharmaceutical botany in Berlin and a contemporary of C.L. Willdenow. Hayne published several botanical works of which some together with Friedrich Guimpel. The present work of which the plates according to Stafleu are 'beautifully coloured... showing only one species (mostly phanerogams; some cryptogams)' is Hayne's major work. The elaborate plates are almost all by Friedrich Guimpel, a famous botanical artist and engraver and professor at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Guimpel illustrated some of the finest botanical works of the period such as Willdenow's impressive work 'Hortus Berolinensis'. Great Flower Books, p. 58; Stafleu & Cowan 2508

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        Quatre gravures des monuments de la ville d’Orange.

      - Nombre de document : 4 Gravures voir description De la collection "les Monuments de la France" publiée en 1816, sous la direction du comte Alexandre de Laborde. Papier vélin. mouillures claires Vue de l’Arc d’Orange (gravée par Bance d'après un dessin de Baltard), 54 x 42 cm ; vue générale de l’Arc (Bourgeois et Piringer) 54 x 42 cm ; vue latérale de l’Arc 42 x 35 cm (Bance et Baltard) et une vue extérieure du théâtre (Bourgeois et Baltard) 54 x 42 cm.

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        Principios de Matemática de la Real Academia de San Fernando. Volúmenes I y II.

      Madrid, Imprenta de la Hija de Joaquín Ibarra e Imprenta Real, 1805 y 1816. - Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 1 h., X-516 pp. y 21 láminas plegadas aparte + 1 h., VI-464 pp. y 11 láminas plegadas aparte. Encuadernaciónen piel, de la época, con lomera ornada y tejuelo.

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        Cambria Depicta, E. Pugh, 1816

      Pugh, E. : Cambria Depicta, A Tour through North Wales, Illustrated with Picturesque Views. By a Native Artist. W. Clowes, London 1816. 4to approx 270mm x 220mm (10.5 x 8.5ins). Recent quarter leather on cloth boards, new endpapers by Delrue. All edges speckled. Text watermark 1814, 1815, Plates: J. Whatman 1811. Frontis, Title verso blank, Dedication to Henry, Viscount Sidmouth verso blank: Preface, pages [iii] to vii, Contents, [ix] to xii: Directions for Plates, 2 leaves, last page blank: Text, pages [1] to 476. 71 uncoloured aquatint plates by E. Pugh. Foxing to a few plates and early soiling to some pages, no other marks or inscriptions.  A very attractive book of this keystone North Wales guide of the 19th Century. Scarce.

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        Fu il fuoco, o l'acqua che sotterro Pompei ed Ercolano? Scoperta geologico-istorica, fatta dall'autore il di 14 e 26 Ottobre 1810, e da lui scritta in due lettere ... Prima edizione Italiana.

      Sangiacomo 1816 In-8, pp. (4), 384, (18), 1 tavola ripiegata; legatura recente in mezza pelle con fregi e titolo in oro. Alcune bruniture. Annessa Circolare Esaglotta inviata a tutte le Accademie di Europa. Rara pubblicazione in edizione originale.

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        A New and Complete System of Universal Geography; Or, An Authentic History and Interesting Description of the Whole World, and Its Inhabitants; 2 Vols

      London: Rider and Weed. 1816. Hardcover. Very Good. Very Good. Two volumes. Full leather with gilt-lettering and gilt-designs, raised bands, spine labels, illustrated (with fold-outs), 774 pp.. With rubbing and minor wear to covers (especially edges and tips), slight soil/foxing to some pages of text, some creasing/closed tears to some pages of text. Binding is Full-Leather. Books now protected in mylar sleeves. Digital images available upon request.

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        The beauties and defects in the figure of the horse.

      London, S. & J. Fuller, [1816]. - 4to. Engraved title with circular vignette, 18 hand-coloured etched plates, uncut in original boards, worn at joints at extremities. First edition. - An uncut copy in original pictorial boards of the first book published under Alken's name. He mentions his "habit of riding young and violent horses with fox-hounds", and of having a mare which caused him "four or five falls a day upon an average, and all in consequence of her violent bucking leaps." Provenance: Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (bookplate). Huth 85. Mellon/Snelgrove 73. Mennessier de la Lance 14. Schwerdt I, 12. Tooley 20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires sur le traitement méthodique des fluxions et sur les coliques iliaques qui sont essentiellement nerveuses

      Sevalle, Montpellier 1816 In-8° relié demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets, pièce de titre de basane verte, 99 et (1) pages. on trouve relié à la suite : LOBSTEIN, Jean Georges Chrétien Frédéric Martin : Compte rendu à la Société de Strasbourg sur l'état actuel de son Muséum anatomique suivi du catalogue des objets qu'il renferme (Strasbourg, Levrault, 1820), 144 pp. Le catalogue recense 1309 pièces. - - - LOBSTEIN : Discours sur la préeminence du système nerveux dans l'économie anaimale, et l'importance d'une étude approfondie de ce système (Strasbourg, 1821), 46 pp. Jean Georges Chrétien Fédéric Martin Lobstein (1777-1835) "was one of several French and German neuroanatomists and pathologists who made significant contributions to the study of the nervous system during the first half of the nineteenth century. Lobstein was trained at Strasbourg where he later served for many years as chairman of the first department of pathology. He is well known for his contributions to pathology and his introduction of the terms pathogenesis, arteriosclerosis, and arteriectasia. He also devised a classification of pathological lesions based on the anatomical character of the change rather than its location. In this treatise, he describes a small accessory autonomic ganglion (Lobstein's ganglion) which is a part of the lower thoracic autonomic chain and lies just above the diaphragm. The ganglion, beautifully depicted in Plate VI, is no longer noted as a separate or important entity in modern neurology." HeirsHeirs of Hippocrates No. 1327; Garison & Morton No.1317; Garrison/McHenry, p.503. Waller 5963. Wellcome III 534. - - - BARTHEZ : Nouvelles annales cliniques de la Societé de Médecine-Pratique de Montpellier (1822), 16 pp. - - - CHARDEL (Frédéric) : Monographie des dégénérations skirrheuses de l'estomac, fondée sur un grand nombre d'observations recueillies tant à la clinique interne de l'Ecole de Médecine de Paris, qu'à l'Hopital Cochin. (Paris, Allut, 1808), 213 pp., 3 pp. Monographie dédiée à Corvisart dans les services duquel Chardel a recueilli de nombreuses observations. - - - MORTIER : Discours prononcé par M. Mortier à l'Hotel-Dieu de Lyon (Lyon, Durand et Perrin, 1824), 54 pp. Bel et long envoi de Mortier sur la page de titre à Raffeneau. Alire Raffeneau-Delile (1778-1850) avait participé en tant que botaniste à la Campagne d'Egypte de Bonaparte, il sera également vice-consul en Caroline. - - - DAVID DE QUETTEVILLE : Dissertatio inauguralis, quoedam de asphyxiae causis: quam . ex auctoritate . D. Georgii Baird . pro gradu doctoris (Edimburg, D. Schaw, 1816), 35 pages (TZ) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Cambria Depicta..... (Complete)

      W Clowes, London: E Williams, 1816 A Tour Through North Wales Illustrated with Picturesque views by a Native Artist (Edward Pugh - from Ruthin). In modern half maroon leather with red cloth. Spine has title in gilt to red label other titles in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, NO inscriptions, tissue guarded frontis, titlepage has been relaid, titlepage has a repaired tear, preface, contents list, plates list, (xv), 476 pp, 71 pl, (of 71 coloured aquatints), some light marginal spotting & browning, 1 page corner has been repaired at margin, evidence of a small embossed stamp throughout, printed by W Clowes, Northumberland-court, Strand, London. A very nice copy.(Abbey 521. Prideaux p348. Tooley 386. Allibone 1702)PUGH, miniature and landscape painter, exhibited twenty-three pictures, mainly miniature portraits, at the Royal Academy between 1793 and 1808. Pugh supplied the drawings for Modern London, 1805, and, inspired by Boydell, wrote Cambria Depicta: A Tour through North Wales … which, illustrated with over seventy of the author 's own drawings, was published posthumously in 1816. According to the preface, took him nine years to complete. See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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        Cambria Depicta: A Tour Through North Wales, illustrated with Picturesque Views

      London: E Williams, 1816 Bound in early 1900 half calf with contemporary red marbled boards, a trifle worn, gilt tooling, light shelfwear. Spine, gilt tooling, with title in gilt to red leather label, light wear at edges. Internally, (xv), [1], [1], 2-476 pp, 71 hand coloured plates, printed by W Clowes, Northumberland Court, Strand, London. newer endpapers, retaining ink signature to fpd, (probably WB Gurney, 1777-1855, a non conformist figure who travelled the British Isles as a short hand writer), coloured frontis, title page relaid with some loss, some creasing and fraying to preliminary leaves, pp 41/42 & 55/56 with repaired closed tears, occasional spotting and offsetting, four of the plates have cropped margins. (Tooley 386. Allibone 1702) PUGH, Edward, miniature painter and topographer, whose association with John Boydell, the publisher of prints, led him in 1804 to commence his most important work, Cambria Depicta. Over the next nine years Pugh travelled extensively on foot through North Wales, and both wrote the substantial text and provided the original drawings. See ODNB. 30.4*22.7cm.

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        Christabel: Kubla Khan, a vision; The pains of sleep

      London,: John Murray,, 1816.. Tall octavo; text clean and bright, edges trimmed slightly; fine copy in full tan calf, gilt, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. A beautiful copy of this important book: first edition, with the half-title but without the advertisement leaves.'Coleridge alone among English writers is in the front rank at once as poet, as critic and as philosopher' (DNB). His reputation rests partly on his efforts to represent the supernatural in verse; the centrepiece of this slim volume is certainly Kubla Khan, which famously is reputed to have come to the poet in an opium dream. Drenched in erotic imagery, it is a hymn to creativity and the Orient. This is one of his most important poems and it neatly illustrates the guiding principles of his poetry: that it be 'simple, sensuous, passionate'. Christabel and The Pains of Sleep round out the volume.Ashley I, p.204; Grolier, 100; Hayward, 207; Sterling , 188.

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        Sketches in Flanders and Holland; with some account of a Tour through Parts of those Countries, shortly after the Battle of Waterloo; in a Series of Letters to a friend

      J. Haines and J. Turner. 1816.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition 1816, London folio. 36 aquatint plates (5 hand-coloured), half-title, title slightly soiled, some foxing to plates, and very lightly and intermittently to text. Old bookplate on front pastedown, previous owner's blind-stamp to rear endpaper. Very handsome modern half black morocco, raised bands and gilt titling, new endpapers, gilt, edges uncut,

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

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      Natchez: Peter Isler, 1816.. 495,28pp. Contemporary legal sheep, black gilt morocco label. Rubbed and scuffed. Moderate foxing. Overall very good. The second collected laws of Mississippi Territory, and the first Natchez imprint still found with any regularity. 1200 copies were issued of "Turner's Code," with laws from 1798 to 1815. Scarce. McMURTRIE (MISSISSIPPI) 96. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 38269. DE RENNE I, p.358.

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        Archiv für Geographie, Historie, Staats- und Kriegskunst

      Wien, A. Strauß 1816-20.. 7., 9. u. 10.Jg. gr.-4°. 658; 620; 628 S. Kart. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Erschien von 1810-1830.

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        History of British Birds and a General History of Quadrupeds 3 volume set

      Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker for T. Bewick, 1816. Fourth edition and Sixth edition. Hardcover. Very Good condition. Thomas Bewick. Three volume complete set in period uniform full calf fine bindings by J. Painter of Wrexham. 8vo. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". xxxviii/ 43-329 pages, xxii/ 19-361 pages, x/ 525 pages + publishers advert. Hundreds of etchings by Bewick. Cross hatch designs to covers. Brown marbled end pages. Some patchy foxing and staining to edges. Booksellers/Bookbinders label. Edges rubbed with some chipping to head of spines. Minor cracking to hinges. Some slight staining to covers. One label chipped and a few flecks of paint to the spines. Owners name on title pages.

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        BRITISH JUNGERMANNIAE Being a History and Description, with Colored Figures, of each Species of the Genus, and Microscopical Analyses of the Parts

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown; et al. . Very Good/No dust jacket. 1816. First Edition. Hardback. Large 4to (25 x 31cm) Complete with 88 fine hand-coloured engraved plates: numbered. I-LXXXIV and 4 Supplementary plates, engraved by H. W. Edwards from drawings by the author; pp. [xxvii], 20, [2 Index] plus (usually) two leaves of letterpress accompanying each plate; half-title present. Bound in later half speckled calf with marbled paper boards, very good with slight rubbing. Contents clean and tight, marbled end papers, no inscriptions, a little minor foxing, and very light offsetting to a few plates. A very nice copy. Provenance: purchased from the previous owner from Francis Edwards catalogue 1019, dated 1979, item no. 245. "Hooker spent twelve years at Halesworth, during which he produced his British Jungermanniae, with his own illustrations, widely considered to be his most beautiful work. This book established hepaticology as an independent entity and made Hooker's reputation." (Allan Mea in DSB). .

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

      Edinburgh: Oliphant, Waugh & Innes, 1816-17. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Good. UNCOMMON EDINBURGH EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WITH INTERESTING PROVENANCE. 4 volumes, each 8vo, 22cm x 14cm, (8.5" x 5.5"), & 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 1/8" black ink circle) on a number of pages in each volume. Overall Good+ condition.& The second Edinburgh edition (first was 1811) of Smith's 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:& "It 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 advantages"

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        The Works of Ben Jonson. With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and a Biographical Memoir, by W. Gifford

      London: Printed for C. and W. Nicol, ... 1816., 1816. 9 volumes; 8vo. Beautiful contemporary Georgian calf boards with decorative gilt panelling, elegantly respined to style, probably at the beginning of the 1900's, with two brown title labels and extra gilt; marbled end papers and edges. Portrait frontispiece to vol.I. Spines a little faded. A sound, handsome set.

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        Marmaduke Multiply

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

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        Cambria Depicta: A Tour Through North Wales

      1816. first edition. The Best of all Books on Wales[PUGH, Edward]. Cambria Depicta: A Tour Through North Wales, Illustrated with Picturesque Views. By a Native Artist. London: Printed by W. Clowes… for E. Williams, 1816. First edition, complete. Quarto (11 1/2 x 9 in; 291 x 228 mm). xv, [1, blank], 476 pp. Seventy-one hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontispiece. Bound without the two advertisement leaves at end. Plates watermarked "J. Whatman 1811," with the exception of two watermarked "J. Whatman 1819," and three watermarked "Ruse & Turner 1815." Text paper watermarked "J. Whatman 1814" and "J. Whatman 1815."Contemporary full calf, gilt- and blind-stamped decorated borders. Central panel bordered in gilt and blind. Marbled edges. Neatly rebacked, spine decoratively ruled, red morocco gilt lettering label. Some very minor wear to extremities. Occasional offsetting from plates. Leaf CC2 with three inch closed tear at fore edge. Two plates (The Infant Hercules and Bella the Fortune Teller) slightly foxed. Otherwise an excellent copy.Published posthumously; Pugh died in 1813, the year his Preface is dated."The best...of all the books on Wales is the Cambria Depicta of Edward Pugh, the drawings for which took ten years to complete. In the preface the author speaks of the multiplication of illustrations of the same scenes owing to the fact that most travellers, being ignorant of the language of the country, never left the frequented routes, and he claims all his drawings are new to the public...'In my choice of views I have abandoned the common practice of giving portraits of towns, castles, etc., which have been so often repeated that they now fill every portfolio"' (Prideaux)."By 1793, Edward Pugh (1763-1813), miniature painter and topographer, "was exhibiting miniatures at the Royal Academy where he continued to show both portraits and landscapes until 1808..."It was Pugh's association with John Boydell, the publisher of prints, which led him in 1804 to commence his most important work, Cambria Depicta. Over the next nine years Pugh travelled extensively on foot through north Wales, and both wrote the substantial text and provided the original drawings for [the] aquatints. Although the biographical details of Pugh's life are sketchy, a great deal can be said of his character, since Cambria Depicta was written in the first person and in a lively and entertaining style. It presents Wales from the perspective of a native Welsh-speaker, rather than of an English traveller, on which grounds the author particularly commended the work to his audience for the insights it offered. Pugh regaled his readers with interesting incidents, gossip, and his idiosyncratic opinions on aesthetics and the general state of the world...His was a fresh and democratic voice, expressing ambitions for the improvement of contemporary Welsh culture, as well as relating its history and myths...Pugh...did not see his masterpiece in printed form; it was published by Evan Williams in London three years later. Examples of his work are in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, the National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London" (Oxford DNB).Tooley 386. Prideaux 278. Abbey, Scenery 521.

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      Mexico City. July 18, 1816.. Broadside, 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Lightly worn around the edges. Faint stains. Contemporary ink stamps on verso. Good plus. A rare edict issued by the Felix Maria Calleja del Rey, the Viceroy of New Spain during the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. This law addresses and restricts the right to print playing cards in Mexico, and discusses taxes on imported playing cards. With a manuscript flourish beside Calleja's printed name, and with the manuscript signature of another. No copies are located on OCLC. Rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      1816. Paperback. MOZART, W. A. (music) and Signor DA PONTE (libretto). COSI FAN TUTTE. OSSIA LA SCUOLA DEGLI AMANTI. THE SCHOOL FOR LOVERS, A COMIC OPERA, IN TWO ACTS. AS REPRESENTED AT THE KING'S THEATRE, IN THE HAYMARKET. FOR THE BENFIT OF MADAME MAINVILLE FODOR. London: W. Winchester and Son, 1816. 76 pp. Sewn wrappers, 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Dual language, Italian on the verso, with English translation on the facing recto. Light soil and age toning to wrappers, corners a bit dog-eared. Rear cover (end of text) slightly creased. Pencil ownership to top front corner. Closed 3 inch tear to pp. 21-22, no loss of text. Libretto only.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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