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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.

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        An Inquiry Into the Origin and Early History of Engravings Upon Copper and in Wood with an Account of Engravers and Their Works from the Invention of Chalcography By Maso Finiguerra, to the Time of Marc Antonio Raimondi

      London: Printed for John & Arthur Arch By J. M'Creery , 1816. Complete in 2 volumes. Collation, 478, [4], continuation from 479 to 836pp, 22 plates, plus text illustrations. Bound in modern library buckram, with gilt title lettering. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, occasional library stamps, mainly blind stamps throughout, ( about 40 to each volume ), some dust,dirt or fox marking, 1 plate torn without loss. Engravings are blind stamped. Generally pages in good clean condition throughout. A good copy in very good sturdy bindings. A15. First Edition. Good Plus. Quarto.

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine… Vol. XLIII. Being the First of the New Series

      London: printed by Stephen Couchman, published by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1816. Volume 43 only, octavo. (9 1/8 x 5 5/8 inches). 90 hand- coloured engraved plates (numbered from 1771-1831, 1832A, 1832B, 1833- 1859, plates #1799, #1808, #1819 , #1828, #1834, #1838, and #1851are folding),, by Swan, and others. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt. A fine representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival.." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290

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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:

      John Murray,, 1816 & 1815. performed in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an Account of a Subsequent Mission to that Country in 1805... To which is added an Account of the Life of Mr. Park. A New Edition. [Together with:] The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa in the year 1805. 2 volumes, quarto. (270 × 213mm). Contemporary full calf with attractive geometric lozenge device in blind to all boards within a wide blind acanthus roll border enclosed in triple fillet gilt, not entirely sympathetically rebacked, original black morocco labels laid down. With the fine stipple-engraved portrait of Park by Dickinson after Henry Edridge, 4 engraved maps (2 hand-coloured in outline) and 5 engraved plates, diagram to the text Some foxing and browning, front hinge of Volume I a little cracked and the title page consequently coming loose, externally slightly rubbed with some associated stripping from the boards, but overall very good. First edition of the second work, first work a new edition. "Until the publication of Park's book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and coastal areas... Having sent out four expeditions to the Niger, all of which had failed, the African Association in 1795 charged Mungo Park with the task. Park, a Scot... set sail [on 22 May 1795] to find and explore the Niger. Travelling eastward from the English factory at Pisania (where he learned the Mandingo language) along the River Gambia, Park reached the Niger at Segou and followed its course for about one hundred miles to Sulla, where difficulties forced him to turn back [and on being taken ill he returned to England in 1799]... After the publication of his book Park withdrew to a country medical practice at Peebles. He soon got bored with the quiet life; and in 1805 he set out on another voyage to the Niger. This time he actually travelled on the river in a canoe, hoping to follow it to its mouth. But he met great hardships, lost a number of his men... [and finally] perished in a fight with natives. Fortunately, he had earlier sent back his journals to Gambia and they formed the basis of a second account of his voyages issued by the African Association... Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the Negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park's career was short but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa. Park did not solve the problem of the Niger: he believed it to be a tributary of the Nile or to be really identical with the Congo; but he set the further exploration of the region in the right direction" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (Complete Set of 3 Volumes in 6 Books)

      Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1816. Leather Bound. Good. Elephant folio. 3 Volumes in 6 books.Volume 1, part I,[8],1-380Volume 1, part II, [6],381-914Volume 2,part I, [6], 1-587Volume 2, part II, [6], 589-947Volume 3, part I,[6], 1-610Volume 3, part II, [6], 1-1175, [52]Quaterbound in contemporary leather with leather corners. Five raised bands with gilt trim. Gilt head and tail lines. Marbled covers. Marbled end pages. Light Wear and rubbing to joints and extremities. Library bookplate on inside cover. Ex-library stamps and markings. Moderate to light foxing throughout. Interior pages are clean, unmarked and in great condition. English historian and statesman Edward Hyde was the Earl of Clarendon and was so favored by the monarch he was given Province of Carolina in North America. He began to fall out of favor with the king and then impeached by the House of Commons, in part, for blatant violations of habeas corpus.He was forced to flee to France in November, 1667. He spent the rest of his life in exile, working this classic account of the English Civil War. Please feel free to view our pictures of this beautiful collection. Ships Daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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

      London: R. Ackermann,, 1816. with the Charter-House, the Schools of St. Paul's, Merchant Taylors, Harrow, and Rugby, and the Free-School of Christ's Hospital. Large quarto (332 × 270 mm). Early 20th-century red morocco by Bayntun, spine compartments and boards panelled in gilt and black with arrow-shaped cornerpieces, colour inlay of a student in gown and mortar board to upper board, red silk endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. Hand-coloured frontispiece and 47 plates. Occasional offsetting from plates. A beautiful copy. First edition. Rudolph Ackermann was a German-born artist who moved to London in 1787 and became one of the most influential engravers and publishers of the early 19th century. "As a publisher he was both creative and efficient, bringing to the commercial production of colour plate books innovative techniques and an uncompromising attention to detail which ensured uniform high quality" (ODNB). Best known for The Microcosm of London, a magnificent three-volume set of plates depicting the architecture and daily life of London, he also produced important early engravings of coins and medals and published The Tours of Dr. Syntax, numerous topographical works, and a monthly magazine of literary and fashion news. This attractive volume on the English public schools is beautifully bound with a fine colour inlay by Bayntun.

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        Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. Including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture, collected from various manuscripts, in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally written; the whole tending to establish fixed principles in the respective arts. By H. Repton, Esq. assisted by his son, J. Adey Repton

      London: Printed by T. Bensley and Son for J. Taylor, 1816. Large quarto. (13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches). 42 aquatint plates (22 hand-coloured, including ten with overslips and three double-page, 13 uncoloured, including three with overslips, 7 tinted, including one with an overslip), 1 wood-engraved and letterpress plan, 9 aquatint head- and tail-piece vignettes (including two with overslips), and numerous wood-engraved illustrations. (Lacking half-title, two plates bound out of order). Contemporary half green morocco over marbled paper boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, spine ruled in gilt and stamped with owner's emblem, marbled edges. A fine copy of the first edition of Repton 's last great work on landscape gardening. Humphry Repton was the main successor to Lancelot "Capability" Brown as an improver of grounds for the English gentry in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He was particularly noted for his Red Books. These were produced for each individual client and were made up from a manuscript description of his proposed improvements bound with Repton's own watercolour drawings of the grounds, with his proposed alterations displayed on an overlay. Repton's landscapes displayed his preference for a gradual transition between house and grounds by means of terraces, balustrades and steps. In both the present work and his earlier Observations (London: 1803), Repton strives to put across his view that the landscape architect should be guided by the single guiding principle that his work should produce a "pleasing combination of Art and Nature adapted to the use of Man" (preface, p.viii). Repton differentiates between the present work and his earlier Observations (London: 1803) in the preface: "The contents of the present Volume ... will be found neither to be a continuation nor a contradiction of the former Observations; but, from the subject's being elucidated by new and more beautiful examples, the Author's former principles in the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening will be confirmed." He goes on to note that the text is drawn from "more than four hundred Reports in MS." i.e his Red Books; this fact alone makes the present work particularly valuable, as many of these Red Books are no longer extant. Abbey Scenery 391; Martin Hardie, p. 129; Prideaux, p. 349; Tooley 398; HBS 53787.

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      Edinburgh., 1816.. b/w folding map. Campbell was a Scotsman who sailed to China on an East India Company ship, then joined an American vessel which took him to Japan, Kamchatka and Alaska. His ship was wrecked off the coast there and he wintered in a Russian settlement at Kodiak. In the course of these tribulations both his feet froze and were amputated. After his stay in Kodiak he sailed to Hawaii. There, he was befriended by King Kamehameha I, and became the Royal sailmaker. Campbell gives detailed accounts of all his ports and adventures, including his later career as an innkeeper and a butcher in Rio Janeiro. Various bibliographies testify to the importance of his narrative. “Of great value is his description of the Hawaiian Islands.” -- Hill 245. “Campbell’s description of Kodiak is particularly valuable.” -- Lada Mocarski 71. “He identifies some of the earliest foreign residents of the islands, a number of whom were Botany Bay men. His keen firsthand observations on the social structure and agricultural practices of Hawaiians are of great importance” -- Forbes, 461. See also Hunnewell p. 29. Judd 30. Private library stamp at bottom of title page. A very nice copy in contemporary calf binding rebacked to match, with red spine label.

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        Londis and Elmete: Or, An Attempt to Describe Districts Described in those Words by Bede; and Supposed to Embrace the Lower Portions of Aredale and Wharfdale Together with the Entire Vale of Calder etc. Also: Ducatus Leodiensis: or, The Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes and Parts Adjacent etc, Musaeum Thoresbyanum

      Printed by B Dewhirst for Robinson, Son, and Houldsworth, Leeds and John Hurst, Wakefield, Leeds; Wakefield, 1816. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Volume I. Londis and Elmete: Or, An Attempt to Describe Districts Described in those Words by Bede; and Supposed to Embrace the Lower Portions of Aredale and Wharfdale Together with the Entire Vale of Calder in the County of York. & Volume II. Ducatus Leodiensis: or, The Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes and Parts Adjacent, in the West-Riding of the County of York. With the Pedigrees of Many of the Nobility and Gentry, and Other Matters Relating to Those Parts; Extracted from Records, Original Evidences, and Manuscripts. To Which is Added, at the Request of Several Learned Persons, A Catalogue of His Museum, with the Curiosities Natural and Artificial, and the Antiquities, Particularly the Roman, British, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Scotch Coins, With Modern Medals. Also A Catalogue of Manuscripts, the Various Editions of the Bible, and of Books Published in the Infancy of the art of Printing. With An Account of some unusual Accidents that have attended some Persons, attempted after the manner of Dr Plot. & & 2 matching large folio volumes, half-leather is rubbed on edges, banded spines with gilt decoration and lettering are lightly rubbed, lightly rubbed marbled boards, sound binding, clean end-papers, pages and plates, includes fold-out pedigrees. All plates are present. Decorated capitals throughout. These are two matching volumes. & Volume I contains: half-title page, frontis portrait, title-page with pasted vignette, text: 404pp, Appendix and Index: 88pp, Instructions to binder. & Plates are: Portrait of the Author; Monument of Walker and Beckett; Trinity Church; Portrait of Re. Miles Atkinson; Portrait of William Hey Esq. Bound in Appendix); Leeds Library; Cloister Quadrangle of Kirkstall Abbey from the South West; North West Door of Kirkstall Abbey; Gledhow; Figure of Redwald, King of East Angles, in Painted Glass, at Osmundthorpe; Temple Newsom; Tomb of Scargill at Whitkirk; Monument of Lady Elizabeth Hastings; Nave and Ground Plan of Sherburne Church; Saxon Fortification at Berwick in Elmet; Tomb of Lord Dacre at Towton; Tomb of the Teutoniei or Tyas Family at Lede Chapel; Earth Work at Bardsey; Harewood Casstle with the Ground Plan; Arch in the Hall of Harewood Castle; Armorial Bearings formerly in the Castle, Castle Chapel and the parish Church of Harewood; Harewood House; Tomb of Lord Chief Justice Gasgoigne; Porch at the Entrance of the Choir in the Church of Adel; Norman Capitals in the Church of Adel; Roman Altars found at Adel; Monuments in the Church at Otley; Tomb of the Palmes Family in Otley Church; Gateway to the Flower Garden at Farnley; Nave and Part of the Choir of Guiseley Church; Room in which the Murder is supposed to have been committed in Calverley Hall; Chapel of Calverly Hall; Tomb of Mirfield at Batley; Howley Hall as it appeared when entire; Remains of Howley Hall; Ancient Doorways at Howley; Swillington Hall; Tomb and Monument of Sir Roberton Waterton; Saxon Sculptures at Dewsbury with a tomb of later date; Sculptured Stones form the Saxon Church at Desbury; Cross of Paulinus and Saxon Tomb at Dewsbury; Tomb of a Thornhill in the Church at Thornhill; Chapel and Monuments of the Saville Family in the Church at Thornhill; Tombs at Thornhill; Arms and Quarterings of Beaumont of Whitley Beaumont; Tomb of Sir Richard Beaumont at Kirkheat; Bewling Hall; Celts etc found near Halifax; Statue of Archbishop Tillotson at Sowerby. Vignettes include: St. Paul's Church; Leeds Infirmary; Skyrak Oak; Charters relating to Chapel Allerton; Cross at Sherburn Church; Arms and Inscription over the Entrance of Harewood Castle; North Elevation of the Church at Adel; Flower Garden Porch at Farnley; Tomb and Monument in the Church at Weston; Gateway at Howley Hall; Window in the Chapel at Liversedge Hall; Statue of King Oswald; Parish Church of Wakefield; Robin Hood's Grave; Chantry on the Bridge at Wakefield;Remnant of the House of the Savilles at Thornhill; Fortification of Almonbury; Miryshaw.& Volume II. Half title-page; Frontis, title-page with pasted vignette; dedcation pages (2); dedication page to Peregrine-Hyde, Lord Marquis of Caermarthen etc; Preface v-xvi; Dedication page to William Rooke and John Walker; Life of the Author i-xvii; plate of Leeds; text of Ducatus Leodiensis, 265pp; Addenda; title-page to Musaeum Thoresbyanum; Text with Appendix (159pp); Index; Directions to Binder. Plates are: Portrait of Thoresby; The Prospect of Leeds from Knostrop Road; Portrait of Mr John Harrison; St. John's Church, Leeds; Parish Church, Leeds; Monument of Henry Thoresby, of Thoresby Esq.; Moot-Hall, Leeds; Plate of Coins in Catalogue of Antiquities; Arms and Quarterings of the Danby's of Danby in the Appendix; Plate of Antiquities in the Rarities; Thorpe on the Hill (bound into Volume I). Vignettes include: West Door to Kirkstall Abbey, with Whitaker's Arms impaled with Thoresby's; The Grammar School, Leeds. Size: Large folio. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 4 kg. Inventory No: 50313010026. . This book is heavier than 1kg, and may incur additional shipping charges..

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        History of the Renowned Prince Arthur, King of Britain, The

      1816. first edition. In The Original Printed BoardsMALORY, Sir Thomas. 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. [Edited by Alexander Chalmers]. In Two Volumes. London: Printed for Walker and Edwards…, 1816.Seventh edition, preceded only by the editions of 1485, 1498, 1529, 1557, 1578, and 1634, all but the last virtually unobtainable. Two twentyfourmo volumes (5 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches; 143 x 79 mm.). xxxii, 468; [4], xvi, 488 pp. Complete with half-titles. Each volume with engraved frontispiece and added engraved title by Charles Warren after Thomas Uwins.Publisher’s tan printed paper over boards, uncut and largely unopened. With the full title-page printed on the front boards within a decorative border, with the price (“Price 9s.”) beneath the date, and with publisher’s advertisements (“Walker’s British Classics”) within a decorative border on the rear boards (listing fifty-nine titles, of which “King Arthur, 2 vols. 9 0” is the last one). Hinges cracked but firm, front joint of Volume I neatly strengthened at an early date, spines a little worn but not darkened, light wear to corners. Otherwise this is a wonderful copy in a remarkably preserved fragile binding. Copies of this edition in the original printed boards are truly rare.Engraved armorial bookplate of the Goethals family on the front pastedown of each volume: three busts surmounted by a coronet, the shield supported by wyverns on each side, with the motto: “In Als Goet.” Early ink inscription, dated March 20, 1823, on the half-title of each volume. Housed together in a quarter red calf over decorative boards clamshell case.“The first printing of Malory's work was made by Caxton in 1485; it proved popular, and was reprinted, with some additions and changes, in 1498 and 1529 by Wynkyn de Worde who succeeded to Caxton’s press. Three more editions followed at intervals down to the time of the English Civil War: William Copland’s (1557), Thomas East’s (1585), and William Stansby’s (1634), each of which manifested additional changes and errors (including the omission of an entire leaf). Thereafter the book went out of fashion until the time of the Romantic revival of interest in all things medieval; the year 1816 saw a new edition by Walker and Edwards, and another one by Wilks, both based on the 1634 Stansby edition” (Wikipedia).“There was more than one hundred and eighty years between the last black letter edition of Malory and this first modern reprint…The long period of neglect was about to end with the appearance of three new editions in two years, beginning with the Chalmers reprint. I have written at length about the publication of this edition (Gaines ‘Editions’), but I did not know then that the publication record of this important little edition was hidden away in the ledgers of the Longman publishing firm…The records indicate that 5000 books were printed—2500 two-volume sets. Alexander Chalmers was paid only £2/2/6 for his efforts, and he provided the barest of editorial supervision…Another expense listed in the Longman publication record is nine guineas for a ‘Book to print from,’ and when a copy of Stansby’s 1634 edition was procured, it was probably simply given to the printer as copy. There is little evidence of editorial revision or proofreading. Indeed, the omission of a leaf in Stansby’s text is not noticed and the omission is preserved in the Chalmer’s text. Each little volume is adorned with an engraved title page and an engraved illustration. These were designed by Thomas Uwins (1782-1857) and engraved by Charles Warren (1767-1823)…“These unassuming little volumes were the first publication of the works of Sir Thomas Malory in the nineteenth century, and their importance cannot be overestimated. The Victorian editor Edward Strachey recalled that the 1816 editions, ‘are probably the volumes through which most of us (1891: my own generation) made their first acquaintance with King Arthur and his knights’…John Keats and Alfred Tennyson had copies of the Chalmers edition…and William Wordsworth acknowledges his use of the same edition…[The three-volume edition edited by Joseph Haslewood and published by R. Wilks] was the second to appear in 1816, and it suffered in several ways when compared with the Walker’s British Classics two-volume edition. Not only was it late in appearing in the marketplace; it was a volume larger and cost three shillings more than its two-volume rival. Haslewood was obviously angry that another publishing firm had beaten him into print. In an ‘ADVERTISEMENT, Containing some Account of the respective Editions of PRINCE ARTHUR’ added to some of the copies of his edition, Haslewood provides an accurate description of the previous editions of Malory and then his own. ‘When the present work was far advanced in the printing, it was too late discovered that some illiberal persons had combined to print and vend another edition…’ (iii-iv). He then trumpets the shortcomings of the two volume edition, such as the omission of text resulting from the error in Stansby’s edition, the omission of Caxton’s Prologue, and the omission of the woodcut of King Arthur and his knights reproduced from Stansby’s edition. Haslewood then indicates that he has exercised much more editorial intervention than had Chalmers…While both of the 1816 editions do turn up occasionally in rare book dealers’ catalogues, in my experience the two-volume edition is much harder to find than is the three-volume. The reason is, I believe, the enormous popularity of the two-volume edition—the first reprint of Malory in two hundred years—which meant that many copies were literally read to pieces” (Gaines, pp. 13-16).Gaines A7.

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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, 24mo. 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. Original tan printed paper over boards, the upper boards typeset within a decorative border, and the rear boards listing the publisher's advertisements (Walker British Classics) showing 59 titles of which King Arthur is the last. Neat stamp and small plate from a Jesuit College library on the reverse of the engraved title and on the half title, respectively, and with some handwritten numbers on the front pastedowns, a small handwritten number on the bottom margin of the titles, light wear to the edges, hinges partially cracked but firm, and light soil else a very good set with fine, unfoxed textblocks in a remarkably preserved fragile binding. Copies of this edition in the original printed boards are truly rare as nearly all were rebound. This is the seventh edition of Malory's Morte d'Arthur, preceded only by editions in 1485, 1498, 1529, 1557, 1578 and 1634, all but the last unobtainable, and the edition of 1634 edition extremely rare. After 1634 no editions of Malory were printed until this edition of 1816. In a modern custom clamshell case, red leather spine, gilt, with marbled paper sides.

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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, Complete)

      London: Walker and Edwards. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1816. 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 frontispieces and dual title pages, one engraved in each volume and one typeset. Contemporary tree calf; spines intricately gilt; black lettering labels, gilt. Remnants of ribbon markers present. The engraved titles and frontispieces have offset to each other, else the text blocks are clean. Spine tips worn and an old, nearly invisible repair to the hinge of volume 1, and some light staining to the engravings else this is a very good 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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        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, et al., 1816.. Two volumes, complete set, 1816. 12 mo, 130 x 70 mm, 5 x 2¾ inches, frontispieces and vignettes on extra engraved title pages, pages xxxii, 468; xvi, 488, both half-titles present, rebound in full green morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, single gilt rule and single blind decoration to edges of covers, marbled endpapers, edges stained green to match, marbled endpapers and housed in a plain green slip case. Pale age-browning to frontispieces and engraved titles, Volume 1 has a long closed tear neatly repaired to preliminary leaf viii, no loss of text, some pages between 98 and 120 bound out of order, but all present, occasional very small pale spot, otherwise a very clean attractive set. This edition is the first publication of Malory's Morte d'Arthur since the Stansby edition of 1634. See: Barry Gaines Sir Thomas Malory, An Anecdotal Bibliography of Editions 1485-1985, page 13-16. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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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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