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        THE HISTORY OF THE RENOWNED PRINCE ARTHUR King of Britain With His Life And Death And All His Glorious Battles Likewise The Noble Acts And Heroic Deeds Of His Valiant Knights Of The Round Table Volume I [&] II

      Walker and Edwards, 1816.. 2 vols bound in 1. 12mo. Contemporary gilt lettered half green calf on marbled paper-laid boards (edges a little scuffed - otherwise VG). Pp. xxxii + 468 [&] xvi +488 (previous owner's neat copperplate ink inscription on front free endpaper; inner hinges a slightly weakened), illus with lightly tanned engraved frontispieces and title pages. .

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        The Siege of Corinth. A Poem. Parisina. A Poem

      London: Printed for John Murray 1816. London: Printed for John Murray, 1816.. First edition.. Some light foxing; wrappers a little stained; an unusually nice copy, enclosed in a chemise and cloth clamshell box.. Tinker 551; NCBEL III, 281. 8vo, original drab wrappers, [92] pages + 4 pages of publisher's terminal ads dated February 1816. ¦ Two poems: The Siege of Corinth, a tale of conflict between Christians and Muslims, and Parisina, the tale based on the story of Niccolo Ill dÕEste and his wife Parisina.

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        The Siege of Corinth. A Poem. Parisina. A Poem. IN PUBLISHER'S WRAPPERS

      John Murray, 1816. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; front and rear inside wrappers very lightly spotted, corners of a few leaves mildly dog-eared; original publisher's brown paper wrappers, sewed as issued, backstrip (blank) largely worn away, uncut, a very good, crisp, clean copy now housed in a custom-made green cloth solander case, paper label lettered and ruled in black on upper board. Complete with half-titles to each poem and the 2pp of publisher's advertisements at end (the latter not recorded by Randolph). Scarce in the original wrappers. Randolph, p. 55; Wise I, p.106. . Catalogs: literature.

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        Tracts Relative to the Island of St. Helena; Written During a Residence of Five Years

      London: W. Bulmer and Co., 1816. xix, [1], lxxxvii, [1], 330pp. Original boards, original paper label to spine, untrimmed. Slightly chipped to spine ends with small repair to head, joints slightly split but holding well, label rubbed and slightly chipped, corners bumped and edges rubbed. Internally a previous owners bookplate and name to front pastedown (Lord Eldon), otherwise bright and clean. With six uncoloured aquatint views and one plan of St. Helena, (as called for), each tissue-guarded. "Beatson, Alexander (1759-1830), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor ... In October 1807 Beatson was appointed to the governorship of St Helena, which he held from 1808 to 1813. The island, which then belonged to the East India Company, was in a very impoverished condition. The scanty population had been badly affected by an epidemic of measles a short time previously, and was in a wretched state. The acts of the home authorities in suppressing the arrack trade and other matters gave rise to great discontent, resulting in a garrison mutiny in December 1811, which was put down firmly by Beatson, who also introduced a better system of cultivation and many other ‘improving’ measures. These activities, related in his widely read Tracts Relative to the Island of St. Helena (1816), and several other shorter works, have been described as a major contribution to the ‘beginnings of global environmentalism’ (Grove, 356-60). In recognition of his services on the island he was promoted major-general from 3 August 1813" (ODNB). Abbey Travel 312. First Edition. Hardback. Good+. Illus. by Daniell, William After Davis, Samuel. 4to.

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        A Collection of the most celebrated Voyages and Travels, from the Discovery of America to the present time. Arranged in systematic order, geographical and chronological. The Whole exhibiting a Faithful and Lively Delineation of the World. Carefully selected from Writers of Different Nations

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Mackenzie and Dent, 1816 The complete 4 volume set of this rare compilation of voyages and travels. Vol 1 (1816) covers Columbus, the Conquests of Mexico and Peru, a view of 'America when first discovered', voyages to South America, Sir Francis Drake's voyages, an expedition to Surinam and Notes on the W Indies and the Coast of Guiana. With fold out map of N America, and 4 engravings; 482 pp. Vol 2 (1818) continues Pinckard's notes on the W Indies and then covers early english voyages of discovery to America, Gray's letters from Canada, Travels through the United States (Isaac Weld), travels through the United States of America in1807 and 1808 by John Lambert, a history of early discoveries in Africa, observations in Egypt and the travels of James Bruce. It has a fold out map of Africa (with some wear to the outer edge) and 3 engravings; 482 pp. Vol 3 (1818) covers Bruce's travels, Park's travels in Africa, John Barrow's travels in Southern Africa 1797 and 1798, Dr Shaw's travels in Barbary, Lessep's travels in Kamtschatka, travels in China by John Barrow, early voyages in the E Indies, 'historical fragments of the English Concerns in Hindostan' by Robert Orme, and a journey from Madras through Mysore and others in the year MDCCC by Francis Buchanan. It has fold out maps of Asia (some creasing), and the E India Islands. Also 2 engraved plates; 478 pp. Vol 4 has lost its title page and a preliminary starting on P1 with Symes's Embassy to Ava, and contains a Journal of a Residence in India (Maria Graham), A Journey Overland to India (Donald Campbell), Travels in Greece and Turkey (C S Sannini), Travels in the Holy Land (Edward Clarke), A Tour in Switzerland (Helen Maria Williams), Letters from Spain and Portugal (Robert Southey), Travels through Sweden, Lapland and Finland to the North Cape in 1798,1799 (Joseph Acerbi), Anson's voyage round the world, History of the Settlements in New South Wales, Bligh's voyage in the South Seas, a voyage towards the North Pole by Captain Phipps in 1773, Captain Wilson's missionary voyage to the South Pacific Ocean, travels to Palmyra, and travels in Russia by E D Clarke. With a map of New South Wales and 23 engravings; 482pp. In original half leather with marbled boards - volume 3 has loose boards and a detached (complete) spine. Vol 4 has the spine separating from the board at the front hinge and a half inch of spine missing at the base. All the bindings have rubbing and wear. In general the contents are in good condition with slight browning to pages. Some pages have had edges turned over and some have some grubby marking or foxing. Vol 3 has a small tear to the top margin p4 and creasing p 18. Vol 4 has paper tears to the last 2 pages and p 481 is detaching at the top.

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        A History of British Birds : Vol.1 (1821) Containing the History & Description of Land Birds & Supplement with Additional Figures; Vol.2 (1816) Containing the History & Description of Water Birds

      Newcastle: T Bewick, 1816, 1821. Second edition. Fine Buckram Hardcovers. First printing of 2nd Edition. Bewick's most collectable work at its height in development. Both books are in rare first state of this widely sought after publication. Vol.1 printed by Edward Walker for T Bewick: Sold by Him & E Charnley, Newcastle; and Longman & Co, London. Vol.2 printed by Edward Walker for T Bewick: Sold by Him, and Longman & Co, London. Both volumes in publisher's original swirl-patterned, tan buckram. Unusual to find the Supplement (first part only, so it is also first state) correctly bound into Volume 1 by the publishers, as here; also the supplement is listed on the title page of Vol.1, so it was no afterthought. Neither book has a listed sale price on the title page. Vol.1 1st state: illustration of Sea Eagle p53; illustration of Magpie p110; vignette on p.285. The Supplement is Part 1 only, but earliest issue. There are occasional examples of light spotting here and there, but in the Supplement pages 8-17 are heavily foxed (text still readable, but obviously affected). Vol.2 also has light spotting appearing throughout, but not affecting illustrations, and no heavy foxing as in Vol.1 Supplement. Rear of Vol.2 contains ad for upcoming publication in 1817 of Bewick's "Aesop's Fables". Vol.1 330 pp, including Preface, Introduction, Technical Terms, A Method of Dating Dead Game & Contents. Vol.2 361 pp. Bindings are still tight. Covers intact overall, with small points of wear at spine top and base in Vol.1. Both volmes also have a few tiny holes in cloth. At end of Vol.1 a few pages are worn at inner edge. Two pages have repaired outer edge closed tears, not affecting the illustrations. Some minor points of surface damage to rear cover of Vol.2. At nearly 200 years of age, these books shows signs of being used, yet they are still very collectable. All extra photos can be supplied on request. THIS BOOK WILL BE POSTED FREE OF CHARGE TO CUSTOMERS IN UK ONLY.

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        L'Art de juger du caractere des homes sur leur ecriture, avec vingt-quatre planches representant les ecritures de divers personages celebres, gravees d'apres les originaux autographes. Nouvelle edition Augmentee

      Paris: Saintin, 1816. 16mo. 78pp. With color frontispiece and 24 plates of handwriting samples from various personages. Contemporary calf back with paste paper boards. Some rubbing along the hinges. Pages clean. Contents include: "1. D'un essai sur l'art de juger les homes sur leurstyle; 2. Des ecritures de Louis XVI, de la reine Marie-Antoinette et du Dauphin, etc.; 3. D'un alphabet curieux des Sourds et Muets avec lequel on peut apprendre en quelques heures a converser avec eux." Includes material on sign language for deaf mutes. [Barbier I, 289 - citing the 1812 ed. Caillet 5197 - citing the 1812 and 1820 editions].

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      New York: Printed by J. Seymour, 1816.. 44pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Minor foxing and toning. Very good plus. A very rare pamphlet, directly responsible for accelerating the establishment of a mission school in Hawaii - an important step in drawing the Hawaiian Islands into the orbit of the United States. In 1809 a New Haven-based sea captain brought two Hawaiian youths, named [Henry] Obookiah and [Thomas] Hopoo, to New Haven to educate them. These two were soon followed by three others, including Prince Tamoree, the son of the Hawaiian king. The presence of the young men and their educational development greatly impressed people throughout the United States. The text gives biographies of the young men and discusses their activities and experiences in America, as well as printing letters written by them. The final pages discuss the establishment of the Foreign Mission School in Hawaii, including a proposed constitution of the school and a discussion of the general importance of Christian education. "This publication, which aroused all New England to the plight of the natives 'suffering in ignorance of Christianity,' was directly responsible for public support of the Foreign Mission School and ultimately the beginning of the movement that sent missionaries to Hawaii in 1819" - Forbes. A rare and desirable piece of Hawaiiana. FORBES 456. SABIN 51790. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 36725, 38355.

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      Philadelphia: Printer. Good+. 1816. Second American Edition From the First London Edition. Hardcover. Complete two volumes bound in one. Full brown calf leather bound cover has moderate overall wear. Red leather spine label. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages moderately toned and foxed but otherwise clean and in good condition. Lacks plates and maps. .

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        South East View of York

      1816. Colour printed aquatint with hand-finishing. Printed on wove paper. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed within the plate mark on all sides. Bottom margin is missing publication line. Skilfully mended tear in bottom right corner. Some traces of minor surface soiling in margins. Image size: 12 5/8 x 19 2/8 inches. 15 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches. This exquisite view of the south prospect of York was drawn by the celebrated Yorkshire painter Henry Cave, and engraved by the acclaimed aquatinter Robert Havell. Cave was an accomplished painter and engraver who worked extensively on Yorkshire subjects. He studied under his father William Cave, an engraver of some repute, and made a name for himself as an accomplished topographical painter. He was admitted as a Freeman of York in 1801, and described on the roll as an engraver. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution between 1814 and 1825, and was hailed as one of Yorkshire's premier talents. In 1813 Ackermann published "The Antiquities of York," which was richly illustrated with plates drawn and etched by Cave. This pleasant view follows the 17th century Dutch tradition of giving somewhat greater space to the sky than to the earth, thus providing a sense of potential and freedom. Born into a family of talented artists, the painter, engraver, and publisher Robert Havell worked in his family's London-based engraving firm for several years with his father, the topographical and architectural engraver and publisher, Daniel Havell, and his cousin, the painter William Havell. With his son he later established a successful business on Oxford Street that produced a number of illustrations for various travel and topographical publications as well as several series of topographical and architectural aquatint engravings including Picturesque Views on the River Thames (1812) and Views of the Public Buildings and Bridges in London and its Environs (1820-1). The father-son partnership lasted until 1828, at which time Robert Jr. immigrated to America. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes I, p. 616; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 3, p. 384.

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        Essai sur les PropriÈtÈs MÈdicales des Plantes

      Paris,: Crochard, 1816.. Octavo, 397 pp., some foxing; a very good copy in contemporary quarter calf, spine label. Second, revised edition: an important work on the medical properties of plants, with notice of Australian specimens collected by Robert Brown.August Pyramus de Candolle was a Swiss botanist whose work influenced Darwin in his development of the principle of natural selection. In his early career he was based in Paris, where he published many works including the first edition of this work on medical botany (1804), too soon to include any of Brown's specimens. In 1807 he was appointed to the University of Montpellier as Professor of Botany, a position which no doubt led to him working with Sieur Paran at the Botanic Garden, which was well known for its collection of exotic plants (a catalogue published in 1808, for example, listed 27 Australian specimens).A rather grand dedication to this work lists some of Candolle's most influential friends including Jussieu and Desfontaines, a list which concludes with Robert Brown, 'qui l'a Ètendue par l'examen des Plantes de la Nouvelle-Hollande.' And in his introduction Candolle talks about the new opportunities for botany being created in the two Americas, India and New Holland. The references to Australian plants are modest, but Candolle's book should be considered as one of the forerunners of the rich nineteenth-century tradition of scientific research in Australian plants.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (8 volume set)

      Abraham Small, 1816-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 8 volume complete set. Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1816. Bound in full, contemporary leather. Foxing throughout, especially at margins. 2nd American edition. Frontispiece of Gibbon, vol. 1. Fold out maps in vol. 2 and 3, both in very good condition. Good bindings, a few chips from edges. Overall, a nice, readable early American imprint in good condition.

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

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

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      London: Printed for Messrs. Payne and Foss...and R. Hunter, by J. M'Creery, 1816.. iv,99-347pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Old tape expertly removed from titlepage, including over the presentation inscription, but leaving only a slight discoloration; reinforced with Japan tissue on verso. Light tanning and foxing. Untrimmed. In a cloth chemise and slipcase. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed by Jeremy Bentham to James Madison on the titlepage. Bentham (1748-1832) was a British utilitarian philosopher, social reformer, and writer on jurisprudence. During James Madison's presidency he corresponded with Madison on a proposal to create a written, codified, statute law for the United States. Madison, busy with the War of 1812 and other matters of state, took several years to respond to Bentham, but the correspondence forged a relationship between the two men. That relationship also involved John Quincy Adams, who went to London to negotiate the Treaty of Ghent and stayed on as the American minister to England, and who conveyed Bentham's proposal to Madison's and Madison's ultimate response. The DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY records that when Adams left London to return to the United States to take up his duties as Secretary of State he met with Bentham, who gave him copies of several of his works, including CHRESTOMATHIA, to distribute to leaders in America. It seems likely that this copy of the book, presented to James Madison by Jeremy Bentham, was delivered to Madison by John Quincy Adams. This is the first printing of the second part only of Bentham's important treatise on educational reform, proposing a new type of school for middle class children that excluded religion in favor of "useful" subjects such as science, economics, mathematics, and law. Separately issued, with its own titlepage, it is usually found with a publication date of 1817, not the 1816 date found on this copy (perhaps indicating copies that Bentham received early for private distribution). James Madison had an extensive library, reputed to be almost as large as that of his friend and ally Jefferson. However, he seldom marked his ownership in books as Jefferson did, and his library seems to have been scattered after his death by his debt- ridden spouse. It is far harder today to identify books which belonged to him, and they are far rarer in the market than volumes which belonged to Jefferson's third library, which was dispersed after his death (the second library, of course, went to the Library of Congress). A wonderful association of two major political thinkers, and a rare book from Madison's library.

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

      London: printed for James Black & Son, 1816. 2 volumes, octavo. (8 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches). 6pp. advertisements at the back of Vol. 1, 24 hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates (1 plate signed as being by W, Hooker after Pursh, a second signed as by and after Hooker, the others unsigned). Publisher's purple cord-grained cloth, letterpress paper label to each spine. A fine copy of the rare second edition of the highly-desirable coloured issue of the first botanical record of the Lewis and Clark expedition. A landmark work in early American botany, the first to publish the findings of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and a book which has been styled by one botanical historian as "amazingly brilliant." Born in Grossenhain in Saxony, Pursh came to America in 1799. Aided by Benjamin Smith Barton he made two memorable journeys of botanical exploration in 1806 and 1807. On his return from the second journey in 1807, he took over the running of David Hosack's Elgin Botanic Garden in New York. He remained in the United States until 1811, when he sailed for England in an attempt to arrange for the publication of the present work. In 1806 Pursh had met Meriwether Lewis, who gave him a collection of dried plants gathered on the expedition, "in order to describe and figure those I thought new, for the purpose of inserting them in his travels, which he was then engaging for the press." It is unclear why Lewis chose to turn the specimens over to Pursh. He may have intended that they go to Barton, for whom Pursh then worked. In any case, the death of Lewis and the delay in publication of the account of the expedition led Pursh to incorporate the Lewis and Clark material into his own work, where the material from the expedition and the locations where Lewis gathered it are carefully noted, with specimens identified as "in Herb. Lewis." Pursh's work is important for eastern botany as well, but its greatest contribution is the material relating to Lewis and Clark, and the publication of the first extensive observations on the botany along the route of their expedition. A fascinating feature of the work is the narrative preface in which Pursh gives some detail of his life and travels in the Americas, as well as mentioning the botanists he encountered and giving a description of the sources he consulted in England after his arrival in 1811. Pursh returned to North America and died in Montreal in 1820. For each plant Pursh gives a brief description, followed by a note as to who first described the plant, followed by notes gathered from other works. Many of the entries then conclude with Pursh's own interesting comments: "The Red Cedar, so useful and durable a wood, for whose history refer to Michaux's work so often quoted, is as yet in great abundance in most parts of the country; but its extermination is going on so rapidly, that future inhabitants will be very much at a loss, and will feel the want of it when it is too late" (vol.II, p.647). Cf. Bohn A Catalogue of Books [1841], item #3604; Bradley I, 306; Lowndes III, p.2012; Meisel II, pp.92-3; McKelvey Botanical Exploration pp.73-83; Nissen BBI 1570; Pritzel 7370; Stafleu & Cowan IV, 8404.

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        Nuditäten. Erste Fortsetzung

      Padua, bei Pietro Tarone (d. i. Berlin, Himburg), (1816).. Mit gestoch. Frontisp. von Bolt. VI, 250 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. 12°. Hayn-Got. V, 411 (datiert 1797): "Beiträge von Thümmel, Christian Günther, Rost, Logau und Anderen. - Selten!"; Kaldewey, Hehres & Triviales I, 258 (dieses Exemplar). - Das Frontispiz (datiert 1816) ist ein seitenverkehrter Nachstich des Frontispizes der "Nuditäten" von 1797; damals lag Leda nur lasziv da, jetzt hat Bolt den Schwan hinzugefügt. - Das deutsche Motto "Das Schöne kann nur schön in eignen Formen sein" in griechischer Schrift (eine damals beliebte Spielerei). - Etwas beschabt. Titel minimal fleckig.

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        The Treble Almanack for the Year 1816 Containing I. John Watson Stewart's Almanack: II. The English Court Registry: III Wilson's Dublin Directory with New Correct Plan of the City. Forming the Most Complete Lists Published of the Present Civil, Military and Naval Establishments of Great Britain & Ireland.

      Dublin: Printed by John Watson Stewart, [1816] - Small 8vo. pp. engraved frontispiece and title, 217, 239, 200, [10, Annals of Dublin]; large folding map of Dublin. Contemporary red sheep, a little marked but an excellent copy.

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        Tulipa Celsiana.Tulipe de Cels. Plate38.

      Les Liliacees. 1802-1816 - Stipple engraving. Original colour. Size: 34 x 52 cm. (13½ x 20½ inches). In fine condition. Pierre Joseph Redoute was born in Belgium, he became a favored artist at the court of France, patronized by kings from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe. His delicate illustrations were not only framed as pictures but also applied to china. Engraved by Lemercier.

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        Memoirs Of My Own Times

      Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1816. First edition. Edges of boards a litte rubbed, some spotting and rubbing of boards, leaves a little browned and slightly foxed throughout. Contemporary name in ink on front free endpapers and title pages. Boards of atlas creased at upper edge, title page and advertisement leaves with some waterstaining, plans and maps fine. Thick octavo; atlas large quarto.

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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. 1816. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TRAITÉ PRATIQUE DE L'ÉCLAIRAGE PAR LE GAZ INFLAMMABLE, contenant une description sommaire de l'appareil et du mécanisme employés pour l'illumination des rues, des maisons et des manufactures, à l'aide du gaz hydrogène carburé, tiré du charbon de terre ; accompagné de remarques sur l'utilité, la sûreté et la nature générale de cette nouvelle branche d'économie civile. (exemplaire du Duc de Wellington)

      Paris, Chez l'auteur et chez Nepveu 1816 In-8° relié demi-percaline bleue de l'époque à la bradel, (132 X 213) ; faux-titre, frontispice dépliant, titre, 73 pages, VI-176 pages, 7 planches gravées. Cachet gras de la Société du gaz sur la page de titre. RARE EDITION ORIGINALE française, traduite de l'anglais sur la troisième édition de Friedrich ACCUM, publiée et augmentée par Friedrich Albert WINSOR. Ouvrage orné d'un FRONTISPICE dépliant et de HUIT PLANCHES gravées, dont sept dépliantes. Ce TRAITÉ est UN DES OUVRAGES MAJEURS du chimiste allemand Friedrich ACCUM (1769-1838), qui s'est attaché, sa carrière durant, à donner des débouchés concrets et pratiques aux progrès de la science, à l'époque où la révolution industrielle connaissait ses premiers développements. Accum s'impliqua dans le domaine du gaz d'éclairage, influencé dans ce sens par Frederick Albert WINSOR (1763-1830) qui avait promu la fondation d'une entreprise visant à introduire l'éclairage au gaz à Londres. Sur la demande de la "Gas Light and Coke Company", Accum entreprit de nombreuses expériences sur le sujet et, en 1812, il devint membre du conseil d'administration de l'entreprise. L'utilisation du gaz d'éclairage pour l'éclairage public ou dans la sphère privée passa notamment par la création de la première grande usine de production de gaz dont il fut l'un des concepteurs. Ouvrage NOVATEUR, ce traité tient une place importante dans l'histoire des découvertes scientifiques de cette époque. (QUÉRARD, I-6). EXEMPLAIRE du Duc de Wellington comme en témoigne l'envoi de l'auteur figurant au verso. Coupes légèrement frottées sinon très bel exemplaire (AC) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Examen de los delitos de infidelidad a la Patria imputados a los españoles sometidos baxo la dominación francesa

      - IMPRESOR-LUGAR: Auch: en la Imprenta de la Sra. Viuda de Duprat, Impresor del Rey y de la ciudad. 1816. Primera edición.DESCRIPCIÓN FÍSICA: 16, 439 p. ; 20 cm 4º 210 x 130 mmENCUADERNACIÓN: Plena piel con decoración en plano, contraplano y lomo. Tejuelo para título. Guardas decoradas al agua, cortes dorados.CONSERVACIÓN: Buen estado, limpio y cuidado.Reinoso escribió y publicó su ensayo en Francia, constituyéndose como un auténtico manifiesto a favor de los afrancesados.Importante obra que por su redacción, inteligencia y agudeza crítica ocupa un destacado lugar para la comprensión del reinado de José IFélix José Reinoso fundó con Alberto Lista, Blanco, Arjona y José María Roldán la Academia de Letras Humanas. Fue nombrado prebendado de la catedral de Sevilla por José Bonaparte, pero con la expulsión de los franceses tuvo que exiliarse a Francia desde donde publicó su obra.Excelente PRIMERA EDICIÓN de esta importante obra sobre la ocupación francesa y el fenómeno de los afrancesados durante el reinado de José I. Año: 1816 Edición: 1 Edición

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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 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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        EMMA. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London, John Murray, 1816.. FIRST EDITION 1816, 3 volumes, complete set, 12mo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 7 x 4 inches, pages: (4), 322; (2), 351, (1); (4), 363, (1) - advert, Volumes I and II bound without half-title, all volumes lacking final blank leaf, uniformly rebound in quarter blue morocco over blue marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco title labels, edges on Volume I have old faded marbling suggesting a mixed set, new endpapers. Volume I: minute piece missing from lower corner of title page, slight light foxing to title page, browning and thumbing to early pages, a little sporadic light browning and spotting to margins throughout, some times encroaching on text without loss, closed tear across page 315 has neat old repair, no loss; Volume II: faint early name in old ink at top of title page, occasional faint browning to margins or small light stain, small brown ink smudge in margin of page 60, small piece missing from upper inner corner of page 167, no loss of text, lower margin torn off page 169, no loss of text, another small piece torn off lower margin of page 191; no loss of text; Volume III: pages 9-16 were missing and have been inserted from another identical copy, occasional small pale stains, chiefly to margins, occasional faint browning, small pale damp stain to lower margins of pages 73-96, some tiny indentations to lower margins of pages 327-338., 1 page just slightly protruding . A very good attractive set. Gilson, Bibliography, page 61, A8. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Almindelig morskabslæsning i Danmark och Norge igjennem aarhundreder.

      Köpenhamn, Thieles bogtrykkeri, 1816. 8:o. XXVIII,313,(14) s. Trevligt nära samtida hfrbd med guldornerad och blindpressad rygg samt grönstänkta snitt. Främre pärmen blekt överst. En bra inlaga med ställvisa smärre fuktfläckar i övre marginalen. Några tråkiga småfläckar på s. 285-90. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Bibliotheca danica IV:552. Fiske Icelandic collection s. 431. Rääf samlade själv på folkskrifter och skillingtryck, huvuddelen av hans samling av sådana tryck skänktes till Kungliga biblioteket

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

      VG : in very good condition with marbled edges. Neatly rebacked Limited to 250 copies Leather cover with gilt motif of Society of Writers to the Signet 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xvi, 373pp. 8 plain and 11 hand coloured plates with engravings and woodcuts in the text. Includes list of subscribers. Contents comprise Section I on 'The Origin of Cards'; Section II- 'The Xylographic and Tyographic Arts as connected with the History of Cards and Section III 'On Some of the Principal Games at Cards'. Includes an appendix of 15 essays.

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        Vita del Cav. Giambattista Bodoni tipografo italiano e catalogo cronologico delle sue edizioni. -

      Parma, Stamp. Ducale, 1816.2 voll. In-4. Legatura originale in cartonatura arancione, tassello con titolo sui dorsi; cerniere un po' usate. Due antiporte allegoriche, una con il ritratto del Bodoni. (6), III, (3), 231 pp.; (6), IX, (3), 252 pp.; internamente fresco esemplare con barbe. Edizione originale della prima bio-bibliografia del celebre tipografo. Il De Lama fu un buon amico del Bodoni e la sua opera è tuttora indispensabile per gli studiosi di edizioni bodoniane. Bigmore & Wyman I, 69. Birrell & Garnett 195. Brooks 1170 e p. XI: «De Lama's book is and must remain the basis of all work on Bodoniana...». First edition. With 2 engr. frontispieces. Original orange boards, paper label on spines, a little worn; internally fresh and uncut.

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        Traité de la Législation Criminelle en France, dédiée à Sa Grandeur Monseigneur Dambray, Chancelier de France (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      De l'Imprimerie Royale, Chez l'Auteur et Chez Déterville 1816 2 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin vert, De l'Imprimerie Royale, Chez l'Auteur et Chez Déterville, Paris, 1816, 4 ff. (faux-titre, titre, dédicace), xlviij-665 pp. et 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 733 pp. Edition originale. Rare et bel exemplaire élégamment relié de l'édition originale, imprimée sur beau vergé (supra libris Hré Tessier, légers frott. en plats). Camus & Dupin, 1819, 1599 : "Cet ouvrage est cité avec éloge dans le volume intitulé "Lois sur lois". Français

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        Napoleon's Mounted Chasseurs on a Campaign

      1816. Two oil paintings on canvas; approximately 10 x 13 inches or 25 x 32 cm. In contemporary wood gilt frames, with a label pasted onto the back of each canvas dated 1816 and signed, "C. M". These unidentified works depict French cavalry officers -- Napoleon's mounted Chasseurs of the Imperial Guard or mounted Red Lancers -- on one of the 1812-14 Napoleonic campaigns across Europe. One depicts the mounted officers in the foreground bringing up the rear of a column of soldiers advancing with a covered wagon crossing over a stone bridge in a European valley at dawn. The other depicts the same column of soldiers and wagons at rest along a river in front of a stone building, with the mounted officers in the foreground overlooking the scene. There is moderate soiling to the canvas and frame, which can easily be cleaned; else fine with no visible cracks to the pigments. A very fine pair of paintings in the manner of Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857), who painted many similar scenes of the Napoleonic wars, and also of Louis Lejeune (1775-1848); Charles Thevenin (1764-1838); and Nicolas Antoine Taunay (1755-1838). .

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      presso Francesco Bernucca 1816 Bellissima veduta del Duomo (mm. 312x407, più i margini), disegnata dal vero da Federico Lose ed incisa all?acquatinta da Carolina Lose, sotto passe-partout. Nella leggenda: Questo meraviglioso Monumento che conta l?opera di presso che cinque secoli ha in estensione interna la lunghezza di metri 148,486. eguale a 488. piedi di Londra, la larghezza maggiore di metri 88,249. pari a 289.7 1/2. d.ti, e l?altezza del pavimento alla maggiore sommità metri 108,576. eguale a 356.6 1/2. d.ti ed a una Cupola vastissima a cui è sovrapposta una guglia di altezza metri 53.842. pari a 176.6. detti. Ben conservata.

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        Monographie des Melastomacées, comprenant toutes les plantes de cet ordre recueillies jusqu'à ce jour, et notamment au Mexique, dans l'île de Cuba, dans les provinces de Caracas, de Cumana et de Barcelone, aux Andes de la Nouvelle Grenade, de Quito et du Pérou, et sur les bords du Rio Negro, de l'Orénoque et de la rivière des Amazones. MELASTOMES & [vol. II:] REXIES.

      Paris, Librairie Grecque-Latine-Allemande/Gide fils, 1816-1823. 2 volumes. Folio (490 x 340mm). pp. (12), vi, 142, (4); (8), ii, 158, (2), with 120 fine colour-printed engraved plates and finished by hand. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spines, with 6 raised bands, red and green gilt-lettered labels and A.V. monogram (one volume with small skilful repair). First edition. These splendid monographs form part of Humboldt's 'Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du Nouveau Continent fait en 1799-1804'. "It is perhaps one of the grandest works on American Botany ever put forth" (Sabin). "The expedition to South America and Central America in the years 1799 to 1804 by Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and Aimé Jacques Alexander von Bonpland (1773-1858) has long been accepted as the most important ever made to America, because its results, based upon study by many specialists of the immense quantity of specimens and observations relating to botany, zoology, geology, geography and history which they amassed with almost incredible industry and often under great difficulty, were... made available within a comparatively short time afterwards.... Humboldt and Bonpland journeyed into regions then little known or never before scientifically investigated" (Stearn, Humboldt and Bonpland's 'Voyage aux Régions équinoxiales'). The botanical section of the voyage consists of 6 sections, of which the present second section, here offered, is probably the most beautifully produced one. The complete account was published in 34 volumes (with about 1.200 plates) over a period of 25 years and cost about 780.000 French francs. The publication of this immense work was done in Paris where Cuvier, Gay-Lussac, Latreille, and many others co-operated with him. The beautiful plates of the here offered volumes are all printed in colour by the famous French printing establishment Langlois, after drawings by the leading French artists Poiteau and Turpin. "Pierre Turpin (1775-1840), who has been hailed as possibly the finest French natural botanical artist of his period, came from humble beginnings. He was the son of a poor artisan and learned the elements of drawing at the art school at Vire before enlisting in the batallion du Calvados at the age of fourteen. Pierre Poiteau (1766-1854) was a self-taught botanist and artist who spent his early career working as a gardener at the Jardin des Plantes where he made enough of an impression to be chosen to be sent to set up a botanic garden at Bergerac. This accomplished, he was next sent as a plant collector to Santo Domingo by the Jardin, where fate stepped in as he met and became friends with Turpin, who was stationed there with the French army. The friendship developed into an artistic collaboration which provided illustrations for some of the most elaborate botanical publications of the period including several of the botanical volumes depicting the discoveries made by Friedrich Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland in the course of their exploration of Central and South America from 1799 to 1804" (Stanley Johnston). Some very occasional offsetting. Provenance: The copy of the Archduke A(lbert) V(ictor) of Austria with his monogram A.V. on spines. Nissen BBI, 954; Sabin 33762 & 33763; Stafleu & Cowan 3142.

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        LE VITE DEGLI UOMINI ILLUSTRI, vol. I [[[]]marca tipograf. incisa[]], Padova, per Valentino Crescini, MDCCCXVI // Id., vol. II, id., MDCCCXVII. // Id., vol. III, id., id. // Id., vol. IV, id., id. // Id., vol. V, id., id. // Id., vol. VI, id., id. // Id., vol. VII, id., id. // Id., vol. VIII, id., id. // Id., vol. ix, id., MDCCCXVIII. // Id., vol. X, id., id. // Id., vol. XI, id., id. // Id., vol. XII, id., id. // Vite di uomini illustri tradotte da varie lingue da Bartolomeo Chiappa., vol. XIII, id., id.

      Crescini Valentino 1816-1818 13 voll. in 13 tomi BELLA EDIZIONE delle Vite di Plutarco nella traduzione di Girolamo Pompei (Verona 1731-1788). Brunet, IV 741; Graesse V, 370 Piccolo timbro di possesso sui risguardi, pregevoli medaglioni incisi all''inizio di ogni vita, finalini. Volumi solidi, puliti e con buoni margini

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      SONZOGNO 1816 12 VOLUMI. Ritratto e medaglie incise in rame. Legatura non coeva

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

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

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        La Pucelle d'Orléans, Poëme en vingt et un Chants.

      Stéréotype d'Herhan, Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard 1816 1 vol. in-8 reliure plein veau noir, dos à 4 nerfs doré richement orné, plats estampés à froid avec quadruple filet doré d'encadrement sur plats, portant la mention en lettres d'or "Ernest à Marie", coupes et chasses ornées, toutes tranches dorées, reliure signée de Messier, Stéréotype d'Herhan, Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard, Paris, 1816, 2 ff., 391 pp. avec 22 planches sous serpente hors texte par Moreau le Jeune Curieux exemplaire élégamment établi par Messier dans une belle reliure romantique de présent (avec l'ex-dono doré "Ernest à Marie"), bien complet des 22 gravures signalées par Quérard. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée, qq. rouss.). Quérard, X, 378-379 (il ne faut pas confondre avec le tirage in-12 avec le présent tirage au format in-8) Français

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        Grand atlas universel, ou collection de cartes encyprotypes, generales et detaillees des cinq parties du monde; ... par H. Brue ?

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

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Année 1816 - Volume I - Tome Premier [ Tome 1 ] : Sur les Puissances réfractives et dispersives de certains liquides et des vapeurs qu'ils forment (Arago et Petit) ; Note sur le Principe colorant du sang des Animaux (Vauquelin) ; Expériences sur la combustion du Diamant et d'autres substances carbonacées (Humphry Davy) ; Observations sur l'oxidation de quelques métaux (Gay-Lussac) ; Relation de la chute d'une pierre météorique tombée dans les environs de Langres (Virey) ; Sur la hauteur relative des Niveaux de la mer Noire et de la mer Caspienne (Maurice d'Engelhardt et François Parrot) ; Tables des dilatations linéaires qu'éprouvent différentes substances depuis le terme de la congélation de l'eau jusqu'à celui de son ébullition d'après les expériences de MM. de Laplace, Lavoisier, Smeaton, Roy ; Description d'un nouveau Baromètre portatif (Gay-Lussac) ; Mémoire sur l'air inflammable des mines de charbon (Humphry Davy) ; Observations sur l'influence que le vent apporte dans la propagation du son (Delaroche) ; Note sur un phénomène remarquable qui s'observe dans la diffraction de la lumière (Arago) ; Sur les lois que l'on observe dans la distribution des formes végétales (Alex. de Humboldt) ; Mémoire sur la Diffraction de la lumière, où l'on examine particulièrement le phénomène des franges colorées que présentent les ombres des corps éclairés par un point lumineux (Fresnel) ; Essai d'une classification naturelle pour les Corps Simples (Ampère) ; Suite de l'Essai (Ampère) ; Sur les lampes de sûreté de Sir Humphry Davy ; Justification de la Théorie de M. Dalton, sur l'absorption des Gaz par l'eau, contre les conclusions de M. de Saussuren par M. John Dalton ; Sur les combinaisons de l'Azote avec l'Oxigène (Gay-Lussac) ; Sur la vertu électrique de quelques minéraux (M. Haüy)

      Crochard 1816 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage d'origine, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1816, 452 pp. avec 3 planches dépliantes hors texte . Contient notamment : Sur les Puissances réfractives et dispersives de certains liquides et des vapeurs qu'ils forment (Arago et Petit) ; Note sur le Principe colorant du sang des Animaux (Vauquelin) ; Expériences sur la combustion du Diamant et d'autres substances carbonacées (Humphry Davy) ; Observations sur l'oxidation de quelques métaux (Gay-Lussac) ; Relation de la chute d'une pierre météorique tombée dans les environs de Langres (Virey) ; Sur la hauteur relative des Niveaux de la mer Noire et de la mer Caspienne (Maurice d'Engelhardt et François Parrot) ; Tables des dilatations linéaires qu'éprouvent différentes substances depuis le terme de la congélation de l'eau jusqu'à celui de son ébullition d'après les expériences de MM. de Laplace, Lavoisier, Smeaton, Roy ; Description d'un nouveau Baromètre portatif (Gay-Lussac) ; Mémoire sur l'air inflammable des mines de charbon (Humphry Davy) ; Observations sur l'influence que le vent apporte dans la propagation du son (Delaroche) ; Note sur un phénomène remarquable qui s'observe dans la diffraction de la lumière (Arago) ; Sur les lois que l'on observe dans la distribution des formes végétales (Alex. de Humboldt) ; Mémoire sur la Diffraction de la lumière, où l'on examine particulièrement le phénomène des franges colorées que présentent les ombres des corps éclairés par un point lumineux (Fresnel) ; Essai d'une classification naturelle pour les Corps Simples (Ampère) ; Suite de l'Essai (Ampère) ; Sur les lampes de sûreté de Sir Humphry Davy ; Justification de la Théorie de M. Dalton, sur l'absorption des Gaz par l'eau, contre les conclusions de M. de Saussuren par M. John Dalton ; Sur les combinaisons de l'Azote avec l'Oxigène (Gay-Lussac) ; Sur la vertu électrique de quelques minéraux (M. Haüy) Rare exemplaire du premier tome paru des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique", contenant l'édition originale (daté d'octobre 1815) du premier mémoire publié par Augustin Fresnel sur la diffraction de la lumière (avec la planche d'illustration, "a major influence on the development of nineteenth-century energetics" DSB, V, 171), l'intéressant essai de classification naturelle d'Ampère pour les corps simples ("an early attempt to find relationships between the elements that would bring some order in to the constantly growing number of elementary bodies" DSB, I, 143) ou l'important article de Gay-Lussac sur la combinaison de l'azote avec l'oxygène ("This was a more complex problem than he then realized, but he returned to it in 1816 after criticism of his earlier work by Dalton ; ths time his results were of permanent value" DSB, V, 323). Etat satisfaisant (fente à un mors, sans gardes, mq. la coiffe de queue, une très petite piqûre de vers en dos, une petite mouill. en tête sur qq. ff.) Français

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Année 1816 - Volume III - Tome Troisième [ Tome 3 ] : Mémoire sur les propriétés nutritives des substances qui ne contiennent pas d'azote (Magendie) ; Description d'un thermomètre propre à indiquer des maxima ou des minima de température (Gay-Lussac) ; Sur la longueur du Pendule à secondes (Laplace) ; Théorie de la Chaleur (Fourier) ; Sur l'action réciproque des Pendules, et sur la vitesse du son dans les diverses substances (Laplace) ; Note sur les Machines à Vapeur et Description d'une de ces machines propres à produire immédiatement le mouvement de rotation (Bouvier) ; Sur la Vitesse du Son (Laplace) ; Sur l'Elévation des montagnes de l'Inde (Humboldt) ; etc...

      Chez Crochard 1816 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1816, 448 pp. avec 2 planches dépliantes. Contient notamment : Mémoire sur les propriétés nutritives des substances qui ne contiennent pas d'azote (Magendie) ; Description d'un thermomètre propre à indiquer des maxima ou des minima de température (Gay-Lussac) ; Sur la longueur du Pendule à secondes (Laplace) ; Théorie de la Chaleur (Fourier) ; Sur l'action réciproque des Pendules, et sur la vitesse du son dans les diverses substances (Laplace) ; Note sur les Machines à Vapeur et Description d'une de ces machines propres à produire immédiatement le mouvement de rotation (Bouvier) ; Sur la Vitesse du Son (Laplace) ; Sur l'Elévation des montagnes de l'Inde (Humboldt) ; etc... Rare exemplaire du tome 3 des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" contenant notamment le premier extrait jamais publié de la "Théorie de la Chaleur" de Fourier. L'article annonce la publication prochaine de l'ouvrage, mais il faudra en réalité attendre l'année 1822. Etat très satisfaisant (sans ff. de garde, une petite piqûre de vers en dos, frott. en coiffe sup. et mors, qq. cahiers brunis) Français

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        The History of the Renowned Prince Arthur, King of Britain: with His Life and Death, and All His Glorious Battles, likewise, the Noble Acts and Heroic Deeds of his Valiant Knights of the Round Table (Two Volumes, Complet

      Walker and Edwards, London, 1816. Very Good with no dust jacket. Seventh Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover Two Volumes, Complete. Contemporary half-calf, spines in six compartments separated by five raised bands, gilt title on red labels and gilt volume numbers on black labels on each spine, blind-stamped borders on covers, TEG, marbled endpapers. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece and dual title pages, one engraved in each volume and one typeset. The engraved pages are by Charles Warren after Thomas Uwins. This is the seventh edition of Malory's "Le Morte D'Arthur, " preceded only by the first edition in 1485 and subsequent editions in 1498, 1529, 1557, 1578 and 1634. All but the 1634 edition are now unobtainable, and the edition of 1634 is extremely rare. No editions were published after 1634, until this edition of 1816. VERY GOOD. Engravings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 468; 488 pp

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

      London: Walker and Edwards, 1816. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. Engraved frontispiece, half title and dual title page in volume one; typeset title page and half title in volume 2. 19th century full calf. Spines in five compartments with raised bands, red leather lettering labels, gilt; blind tooling in remaining compartments as well as on the boards. Page edges red. Brown coated paper endpapers. Light offset between the frontispiece and engraved title in volume one else text blocks are fine and bright. Bound without the engraved title and frontispiece in volume 2. Upper hinge of volume one neatly repaired else a fine set. The first edition of Malory's Morte d'Arthur was printed by Caxton in 1485. The Caxton edition was followed by editions in 1498, 1529, 1557 and 1634. No further editions were printed until two competing editions were issued in 1816, of which this is reputedly the first. No editions earlier than the 1634 are obtainable, and a copy of the 1634 edition only rarely comes on the market. This 1816 edition is the first practically obtainable edition of the Morte d'Arthur.

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        Le vite degli uomini illustri, in 13 voll.

      Valentino Crescini 1816/1818 in 8°, pp. 4 nn., XLIII, 570; 306; 333; 319; 255; 385; 345; 359; 294; 397; 425; 441; 453, 3 nn.; leg. coeva m/pelle con tit. e fregi in oro ai ds., tagli spruzz., nastri segnalib.; "Recate in italiano dal conte Pompei con aggiunta di altre vite e con note del commento di Dacier", con ritratto dell'A. inciso da Gaetano Bozza all'antip. del 1° vol., medaglioni incisi all'inizio di ogni vita e finalini. Graesse V, p. 370; Brunet IV, c. 741. Lievi fior. e qc. sbucc. alle leg. 134/18

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      Pirotta 1816-1817 In-16 p. (mm. 153x100), 12 voll., bross. orig. Edizione di grande importanza sia perchè "il volume XII contiene la prima edizione complessiva delle poesie di Carlo Porta" con 50 composizioni, di cui 47 inedite, sia perchè è la prima grande raccolta di opere della letteratura milanese, dal XVI secolo con il Lomazzo, agli scrittori del primo Ottocento. Particolarmente interessanti le notizie bio-bibliografiche premesse alle varie composizioni. Piano dell'opera: - Vol. I: introdotto da ?Notizie intorno a que' componimenti editi e inediti che non furono inseriti nell'attuale collezione? (di grandissimo interesse per la storia della letteratura milanese) e dall'Indice generale dell'opera, il vol. comprende, con un nuovo frontesp., le ?Poesie di G.P. Lomazzo e F. Varese. Prose di C. Capis e G.A. Biffi?. - Voll. II e III: ?Opere di Carlo Maria Maggi? (Commedie e Poesie varie). - Vol. IV: ?Poesie di G. Birago, P.C. Larghi, S. Simonetta, C.A. Tanzi?. - Voll. V, VI, VII e VIII: ?Opere di Domenico Balestrieri? (Novelle, sonetti, la Gerusalemme Liberata, prose, ecc.). - Vol. IX: ?Poesie di F.G. Corio, G. Giulini, A. Ottolina, L. Marliani, G. Parini, G. Bossi e di Anonimi?. - Vol. X: ?Poesie di A. Garioni, F. Pertusati, G. Bertani?. - Vol. XI: ?Poesie di T. Grossi (La pioggia d'oro - La fuggitiva, qui in "prima edizione"), C.A. Pellizzone, F. Bellati, G. Zanoja?. - Vol. XII: ?Poesie di Carlo Porta? (contiene tra l'altro: il primo canto della Divina Commedia, 3 odi fra le quali il famoso "Lament del Marchionn di gamb avert", 25 sonetti e 7 poesie varie fra cui il "Brindes de Meneghin" già pubblicato nel 1815). "Prima edizione". Cfr. Orlando Cecco,3 - Parenti, p. 412 - Cat. Hoepli,120 e 298 - Vismara, p. 12 e 14 per le poesie di T. Grossi - Predari, p. 377: "Questa Collezione è dovuta al Cherubini che l'arricchi' di ottime illustrazioni filologiche e bibliografiche". Con qualche lieve fiorit., altrim. esempl. con barbe, ben conservato.

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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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        Viaggio in Morea a Costantinopoli ed in Albania non che in molte altre parti dell'Impero Ottomano negli anni 1798, 1799, 1800 e 1801. Che comprende la descrizione de' paesi, le loro produzioni, costumi, usi, malattie e commercio degli abitanti; con alcuni confronti fra lo stato attuale della Grecia e cio' che fu anticamente, in 4 tomi

      Giambattista Sonzogno 1816 in 8° piccolo (cm 16,5x10), pp. xiv, 253, 1; 274, 1; 334, 1; 274, 1; leg. coeva m/pelle con angoli, tit. in oro su tass. al ds. e fregi, tagli spruzz.; collana "Raccolta de' viaggi più interessanti .. dopo quelli del celebre Cook e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana". Traduz. dall'originale francese di F. Contarini, traduttore del "Primo viaggio di Le Vaillant", ill. da 18 tavv. in rame incise da Dall'Acqua e colorate da Lazaretti che raffigurano costumi e scene di vita Locale. Lievi fior. Raro. 655/21

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        Hand Atlas für Reisende in das Berner Oberland. Atlas portatif à l'usage des voyageurs dans l'Oberland Bernois.

      8°. 1 f., 123 p., 1 p. Errata. Avec une vignette dessinée par J. Lory, gravée par Hegi et 10 planches. Cartonnage d'époque. Edition originale, texte en français. - 1. Chaîne des Glaciers de l'Oberland, vue depuis les environs de Berne. 2. Elévation de qq. montagnes aus dessus de la mer ... 3. Routes de Berne à Thoun. 4. Carte du Lac de Thoun. 5. Plan du vallon d'Unterseen et d'Interlaken, entre les lacs de Thoun et de Brienz (plan plié). 6. Vue depuis le Hohbühl près d'Interlaken (panorama plié). 7. Carte des vallées d'Interlaken, de Lauterbrunnen, de Grindelwald et de Meyringuen (carte plié et coloriée). 8. Carte des glaciers entre l'Oberland-Bernois et le Haut-Vallais (carte plié et coloriée). 9. Vue depuis le Faulhorn sur les plus hautes montagnes de l'Oberland-Bernois (panorama plié). 10. Attitudes des lutteurs de l'Oberland (6 figures, planche pliée). - Bel exemplaire. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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

      London: Robert Triphook, 1816.. Limited to 250 copies. Leather cover with gilt motif of Society of Writers to the Signet. VG : in very good condition with marbled edges. Neatly rebacked. xvi, 373pp :: 8 plain and 11 hand coloured plates with engravings and woodcuts in the text :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: Includes list of subscribers. Contents comprise Section I on 'The Origin of Cards'; Section II- 'The Xylographic and Tyographic Arts as connected with the History of Cards and Section III 'On Some of the Principal Games at Cards'. Includes an appendix of 15 essays

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        Memoire et rapports sur les fumigations sulfureuse. . .au traitement des affections cutanees

      Imprimerie Royale Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1816. Gal? Jean-Chrysanthe (1783-1845). M?ire et rapports sur les fumigations sulfureuses appliqu? au traitement des affections cutan? et de plusieurs autres maladies. 8vo. [4] 137 [1], 3 [1]pp. 7 hand-colored and 3 uncolored engraved plates, on blue paper. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale; chez l'auteur, 1816. 200 x 123 mm. In a beautiful binding, probably for presentation, of straight-grain morocco, gilt circa 1816, all edges gilt, rubbed at hinges, corners & extremities, spine a little faded. Some foxing, but very good.First Edition, First Issue, Variant with Hand-Colored Plates not noted in Ehring. Gal?developed a method of treating scabies and other generalized skin disorders by means of fumigation with sulfur vapors. Gal?is best remembered for his infamous "rediscovery" of the scabies mite in 1812; the supposed acarus, which he claimed to have found in the scabies vesicle (an incorrect location), was actually a common cheese mite, artfully placed in the vesicle by Gal?himself (see Crissey & Parish, pp. 61-68). There appear to be two versions of the first edition of the M?ire recorded in OCLC and the printed sources: one with 137 pages and either 7 or 8 plates illustrating various cases; and one with 4 additional pages and 11 plates, the additional plates showing the fumigating apparatus. Ehring makes no mention of copies with colored plates and uses a black-and-white engraving from the second edition of 1824 to illustrate his commentary on Gal?s work. Given Ehring's focus on illustrations of skin diseases, it is virtually certain that Ehring would have cited and illustrated the colored-plate variant had he known of it. Ehring, Skin Diseases, pp. 122-23 (describing a copy with 137pp. and 11 plates, which may be an error). Waller 3398 (copy with 137pp. & 8 plates).

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        The Works of... A New Edition in Twelve Volumes. With an Essay on his Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy, Esq.

      London: Nichols and Son; F.C. and J. Rivington; [et al], 1816.. Twelve volumes. 8vo. Contemporary full diced calf, spines flat with gilt rules, gilt lettered direct to two panels attractive gilt tooling to remaining three compartments, gilt rules to boards, gilt inner dentelles, plain green-grey endpapers, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed, occasional darkening to spines, otherwise a handsome set.

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        Five autograph letters signed

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

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