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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.

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        Il Decameron di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio

      Co'Caratteri di F. Didot, Italia (Pisa), 1816. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. 4 folio volumes in decorative paste paper boards. Wear and some bumping at corners and spines ends, spines gently sunned and darkened, occasional browning and discoloration internally, light foxing, a few worm holes in upper margin of a few pages at rear of final volume, light foxing. A very attractively printed, wide margined edition of the Decameron F.A. Ebert 203 "A splendid edition", Brunet I, 1003. Size: Folio. 4-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 040435. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Geschichte, Erscheinungen und Prophezeihungen des Joh. Adam Müller eines Landmanns auf dem Maisbacher Hofe, zwei Stunden von Heidelberg. Aus seinem eignen Munde aufgesetzt. Nebst allen dazu gehörigen Original Briefen in getreuen Abschriften und der Widerlegung von 37 Unrichtigkeiten in der ohne sein Wissen erschienen Schrift: Johann Adam Müller der neue Prophet etc

      Frankfurt am Main, Gebrüder Wilmans, (Druck: Offenbach, Brede), 1816.. Mit lithograph. Portrait und 2 gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln von Joh. Susenbeth. 131 S. Pappband d. Zt.

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        Traité Élémentaire de Calcul Différential et de Calcul Intégral; Précédé de réflexions sur la manière d'enseigner les Mathématiques, et d'apprécier dans les examens le savoir de ceux qui les ont étudiées.Paris: Duprat, 1802. First edition.

      A fine copy of this influential text, which according to Babbage was "so perfect that any comment was unnecassary". "In discussing with a friend the formation of a section of the British and Foreign Bible Society, a society which had the distribution of Bibles as its mission, Charles Babbage facetiously suggested that they form a society to distribute Silvestre Lacroix's <i>Traité Élémentaire de Calcul Différential et de Calcul Intégral</i>, a work in the French analytic style." (Parshall & Rowe: Emergence of the American Mathematical Research, p.7). The result became the Cambridge Analytical Society, and in 1816 the members Babbage, Peacock and Herschel published an English translation of Lacroix's work, "thereby providing the first convinient English account of the continential version of the calculus." (Craik: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics, p.62). Scarce in such good condition.. Original plain wrappers, uncut (much of spine worn away). A fine unsophisticated copy. Preserved in a clamshell box. XLIV, 574, (2) pp. and 5 engraved folding plates

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      Milan, Milan, Sonzogno e Comp., 1816.. 7 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION, Italian text, 1816-17. 12mo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, portrait of Cook engraved by Giuseppe dall&#39;Acqua as frontispiece to Volume I, folding black and white map of the world at rear of Volume I. 29 very good plates by dall&#39;Acqua, 27 nicely HAND COLOURED by Lazzaretti, pages xl, 212, (1); 334, (1); 286, (1); 318, (1); 393, (1); 305, (1); 286, each volume has a half-title and an unnumbered plate list at the end, except in Volume VII where the plate list precedes the index, bound in half calf over speckled light brown boards, all nicely rebacked with raised bands and 2 gilt decorated and lettered contrasting morocco labels (originally published in printed wrappers), Volume V which is a copy from another set, recornered and with replacement boards which are a very good match with the others. Some corners and some board edges slightly worn, some light damp staining and other small light stains plus occasional very light soiling to most volumes, mainly to margins, except Volume V which is clean and bright, Volume I: light damp staining to upper inner corners of title page and frontispiece with a couple of dark spots, lighter staining to upper margin persists throughout, small closed tear at inner edge of map with neat repair on reverse, small split to edge of 1 fold affecting margin only, Volume II: large light brown damp stain to title page, first 11 leaves and plate of Principessa di Taiti (hardly noticeable), another plate has small light damp stain to upper corner affecting sky only, Volume III: a few dark spots to lower outer corner from half-title to page 81 and then intermittently to the end, Volume V: small closed tear to middle of 1 text page, no loss, Volume VI: light brown damp stain to upper third of last 8 leaves, strongest on plate list and rear endpaper but not obscuring text. Bindings tight and firm. A good set of a scarce Italian account of the voyages of Cook and of some of his predecessors with interesting well executed plates. The first 2 volumes describe the voyages of those navigators who preceded Cook: Byron, Carteret, Wallis, Bougainville and Surville. Volumes III and IV recount Cook&#39;s first voyage, Volume V his second voyage and Volumes VI and VII his third voyage including the continuation by Captain King after Cook&#39;s death on Hawaii. This is a new Italian translation of the three voyages based on various sources alluded to but not named in the publisher&#146;s preface. This edition is especially notable for the coloured plates which show natives and their customs and rituals, their ships, a kangaroo, walrus hunting, the death of Captain Cook, and various scenes. 2 uncoloured plates show tools and weapons. The Death of Cook is the typical scene after Webber showing Cook ordering his Marines to cease fire. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain Cook, 86; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 449. Not in Hill or the Parsons Collection. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        [Atlas to Thompson&#39;s Alcedo; or Dictionary of America & West Indies; Collated with all the most Recent Authorities, and Composed Chiefly from Scarce and Original Documents, for that Work, By A. Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent

      London: George Smeeton, 1816]. Large folio. (26 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches). Small format (8 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches) index leaf mounted on front pastedown, otherwise mounted on guards throughout, 5 wall maps, hand-coloured in outline, by Aaron Arrowsmith, on 19 double-page or folding engraved sheets, each numbered on a small early paper label pasted to the verso of each sheet (&#39;North America&#39; on three sheets [numbered &#39;I&#39;-&#39;III&#39;], &#39;United States&#39; four sheets [&#39;IV&#39;-&#39;VII&#39;], &#39;Mexico&#39; four sheets [&#39;VIII&#39;-&#39;XI&#39;], &#39;West Indies&#39; two sheets [&#39;XII&#39;-&#39;XIII&#39;], &#39;South America&#39; six sheets [&#39;XIV&#39;- &#39;XIX&#39;]), extra-illustrated with a contemporary pen, ink and watercolour key map (sheet size:17 x 16 1/4 inches) laid down on a larger sheet of blank wove paper, the larger sheet mounted on the front free endpaper. (Without letterpress title, various small separations to folds). Expertly bound to style in half diced russia over original marbled paper-covered boards, the borders between the leather and marbled paper on the covers marked with a decorative gilt roll, with the paper armorial book plate of the Earl of Dalhousie pasted onto the centre of the upper cover, the spine divided into eight compartments with semi-raised bands, the bands flanked by blind fillets, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. [With:] Antonio de ALCEDO (1735- 1812). The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies, Containing an Entire Translation of the Spanish Work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo ... With Large Additions and Compilations ... London: for James Carpenter [and others], 1812-1815. 5 volumes, quarto (10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches). 3pp. preliminary list of subscribers in vol.I. (Half-titles lacking). Contemporary russia, covers with outer border composed from triple fillets tooled in gilt, enclosing a decorative neo- classical roll in blind, spine in six compartments with semi-raised bands, the bands highlighted with a decorative roll in blind and flanked by double fillets in blind, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled edges. The Dalhousie copy of the most important printed atlas of the Americas of its time, containing foundation wall maps of the region by the greatest British cartographer of his generation. This important copy with contemporary manuscript additions charting Sir John Franklin&#39;s second Arctic expedition, possibly by Franklin himself. The atlas is accompanied by a lovely first edition set of the text of Thompson&#39;s translation and expansion of Alcedo&#39;s classic work on the Americas. "Aaron Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to the King of England and Geographer to the Prince of Wales, was the most influential and respected map publisher of the first quarter of the nineteenth century ... His role in cartographic production was to gather the best information available from a wide variety of sources, weigh the relative merits of conflicting data, and compile from this the most accurate depiction possible of an area. Arrowsmith accomplished this synthesis better than any other commercial map maker of his day and, as a result, his maps were the most sought after and highly prized on three continents" (Martin & Martin, p. 113). Arrowsmith specialised in large multi-sheet maps. These were generally separately-issued, and are now very scarce. His five great wall maps of the Americas were particularly well- received, and became "foundation or prototype maps of the area and were extensively copied by other publishers" (Tooley). These five wall maps were of North America (first published 1795), the United States (1796), the West Indies (1803), Mexico (1810), and South America (1810). They were generally republished many times, as new information became available. Thomas Jefferson considered the 1803 edition the best map of the continent in print at the time, and it was used extensively in planning Lewis & Clark&#39;s expedition (1805-6). Likewise, the 1814 edition of the North America (offered here) was the first map to make use of Lewis & Clark&#39;s map of the same year, and the first to combine Lewis & Clark and Zebulon Pike&#39;s data onto one map. The Atlas to Thompson&#39;s Alcedo is quite remarkable in that it contains all five of Arrowsmith&#39;s foundation maps for the Americas gathered together, and bound into one volume. The Atlas was intended to accompany Antonio de Alcedo&#39;s The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies ... With Large Additions and Compilations (London: 1812-1815. 5 volumes, quarto), i.e. G.A. Thompson&#39;s English translation of Alcedo&#39;s Diccionario geográfico- histórico de las Indias Occidentales ó América: es á saber: de los reynos del Perú, Nueva España, Tierra Firme, Chile, y Nuevo reyno de Granada. (Madrid: 1786-1789). The present atlas is an early version, with the following maps: 1. A Map Exhibiting all the New Discoveries in the Interior Parts of North America ... A. Arrowsmith ... January 1st 1795 Additions to 1811 Additions to June 1814. On three folding sheets, overall image area: 48 ¼ x 57 1/8 inches. (Browned). This copy with manuscript additions to the first sheet, in pencil, drawing in the discoveries made by Sir John Franklin in 1826 on the north coast between the mouths of the Mackenzie and Coppermine rivers, and marking the course of the Coppermine south-west towards Great Bear Lake [see below]. According to Stevens and Tree, "This map was repeatedly re-issued as new discoveries came to light." The present sixth issue is the first to include the important discoveries made by Lewis and Clark during their trans-American expedition. According to Rumsey, "This issue ... remaps the entire continent west of the Mississippi. The changes between this and the last edition are monumental" (p.12). Heckrotte TMC 6/87; Rumsey 32; Stevens & Tree 48 (f); Tooley MCC 68; Wheat 313. 2. A Map of the United States of America Drawn from a number of Critical Researches By A. Arrowsmith ... Jan 1st 1796. Additions to 1802 [but watermarked 1811]. On four folding sheets, overall image area: 46 ¼ x 55 ½ inches. Stevens and Tree&#39;s fifth issue: "Many new place-names and rivers added. A copy of third issue had been observed with paper watermarked 1811 [as here]." Cf. Rumsey 3445 and 4309 (both later issues); Stevens & Tree 79 (e). 3. A New Map of Mexico and adjacent provinces compiled from original documents by A. Arrowsmith ... 5th October 1810 [but watermarked 1811]. On four folding sheets, overall image area: 50 1/8 x 62 inches. First issue. Cf. Phillips p.408; cf. Rumsey 2032 (last issue, of c.1825); cf. Streeter Texas 1046. 4. Chart of the West Indies and Spanish Dominions in North America by A. Arrowsmith ... 1803 ... Additions to 1810. On two folding sheets, overall image area: 47 5/8 x 55 ½ inches. (Small tears to folds of first sheet). 5. Outlines of the Physical and Political Divisions of South America: Delineated by A. Arrowsmith partly from scarce and original documents published before the year 1806 but principally from manuscript maps & surveys made between the years 1771 and 1806. Corrected from accurate astronomical observations to 1810 ... Published 4th January 1811 ... Additions to 1814." On six folding sheets, overall image area: 94 x 78 inches. (Offsetting, small tears to folds, the fifth sheet creased). The final sheet includes a large uncoloured inset of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Falklands. In addition, the above maps are preceded by a contemporary manuscript key map. This is evidently professionally prepared, and may have been produced and bound-in by the Arrowsmiths in place of the usual title page, at the request of the owner of the atlas, the Earl of Dalhousie. Dalhousie was appointed lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia in July 1816. He arrived in Halifax in October 1816, equipped with "an intelligent and well-stocked mind, an exacting sense of duty, a readiness to command and an expectation of being obeyed ... Conscientious and full of curiosity ... With an appreciative eye for rugged scenery... , he adopted the habit of making frequent trips to the countryside" (Peter Burroughs, writing for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography). Given this lively interest in his new domain, it is safe to assume that the present work was often consulted by the lieutenant governor. After a relatively successful period in Nova Scotia, Dalhousie was appointed governor-in- chief of North America in April 1820. His period in office (from 1820 to 1828) spanned the opening burst of northwest passage explorations by the British Navy, events which the governor would have been duty-bound to follow closely. In Montreal, on Friday 24th August 1827, one of the early heroes of Arctic Exploration, Captain John Franklin was given an audience with Dalhousie. Dalhousie recorded the meeting in detail in his journal: "On Thursday Capt. Franklin arrived about 3pm and soon after took me aside to say, that he had brought his charts of the route of the expedition with him, & was ready to describe them whenever it might be agreeable. As it was late, we fixed on next day after breakfast and a most interesting forenoon we spent over them. He had several parts on large scale, starting from Fort William on Lake Superior, & proceeding to McKenzie&#39;s river, Cape Anxiety and Fog island, where he was stopt & obliged to turn back. After these he shewed ... his general & principal chart, which comprehends only the country explored this last year, when he started from Fort Franklin on the Great Bear Lake, S.W. corner. ... The charts are beautifully executed by a Mr. Kendall, a young man of whom [Franklin] speaks very highly. He went over these giving the clearest description of the relative situations of the MacKenzie & Coppermine rivers, also that of the Rocky Mountains" (M. Whitelaw , editor. The Dalhousie Journals [Canada: 1982], vol.III, pp. 110-111). The manuscript additions to the first sheet in the present atlas (A Map Exhibiting all the New Discoveries in the Interior Parts of North America) suggest that it was used during this meeting. This first sheet of the whole of North America is on a large enough scale to have allowed Franklin to put his more localised charts in context, and in three areas Franklin&#39;s discoveries are sketched in pencil and inscribed "Capt Franklin 1826." These inscriptions appear to be in Franklin&#39;s hand. The sketched geographical features record: 1. the coast to the west of the mouth of the MacKenzie River; 2. the coast between the MacKenzie and Coppermine Rivers; and 3. the approximate course of the Coppermine River south-west towards Great Bear Lake. Following the meeting, Franklin continued back to Britain, arriving in September 1827 to universal acclaim. He was knighted in April 1829, in recognition of his achievements. Lowndes I, 26; Sabin 683 ("Copies are sometimes found with an atlas of ... maps by Arrowsmith, but they are rare"); Cf. M. Whitelaw (editor) The Dalhousie Journals (Canada: 1982), vol.III, pp. 110-111.

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        Journal of a tour in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, during the years 1813 and 1814

      London, Murray 1816. 28 cm. 8, (4), 527, (1) Seiten mit 12 Aquatinta-Tafeln von J. Clark, 6 Radierungen von H. Legge, 1 Titelvignette und 1 Textvignette in Holzstich. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Supralibros - Abbey, Travel I, 16 - Lowndes V, 1188 - Erstausgabe. Beschreibung einer Reise durch Südschweden, Norddeutschland, Aland-Inseln, Finnland, Rußland (Seiten 229-420) und Polen. Die Aquatinta-Tafeln und Radierungen wurden nach Zeichnungen des Autors angefertigt. Mit Ansichten von Berlin (2), Moskau (3), St. Petersburg (2), Nowgorod (2), Smolensk (2), Kiew, Krakau, Landshut (Lancut in Polen), Stockholm, Ronneby (Schweden) usw. Die Textvignette mit einem Plan von Moskau. Etwas berieben, Gelenke restauriert, stellenweise gewellt und am Rand fleckig, S. 437/438 Einriß, restauriert - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        Bref om ång-båtar.

      Innehållande utkast till en historia om ång-maskiner, om användandet af dem, till fartygs drifvande, om ång-fartens uppkomst och tillväxt, samt de försök i denna väg, som hos oss blifvit gjorde, och den nytta vi af denna uppfinning kunna lofva oss. Med en i koppar stucken tafla, föreställande ett ång-fartyg. Sthlm, A. Gadelius, 1816. 8:o. (2),52 s. & 1 grav. plansch. Marmorerat pappbd med svart titeletikett i skinn (Beck & son). Genomgående med fuktrand och några småfläckar. Titelbladet ngt bruntonat i nedre marginalen. Planschen med fuktränder och lagning. Med Gunnar Brusewitz namnteckning och exlibris.. Brolings text är utformad som "en utförlig uppsats" om ångbåtar riktad till en anonym kvinna och tänkt som en kompensation för att författaren ej kunnat "med den här i Stockholm utrustade lilla ångbåten, infinna mig vid er vackra egendoms Mälare-brygga, och der hålla den lofvade föreläsningen, öfver dylika fartygs inrättning". Gustaf Broling (1766-1838) var mekaniker och även Vetenskapsakademiens bibliotekarie. Inspirerad av en resa till England 1797-99 lät Broling bygga Sveriges första ångmaskin i sina verkstäder

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        Voyage en Norvège et en Laponie, fait dans les années 1806, 1807 et 1808. Traduit de l`Allemand par J.B. B. Eyriès; Précéde d`une introduction de M. A. de Humboldt.

      2 volumes. Gide Fils, Paris 1816. With three engraved maps, two of which are foldout. XXIV+472+(2); (4)+455 pages. Bound in contemporary red paper bindings, with titlelabels on the spines in black. Untrimmed and with gilt topedge. Bindings are professionally restored on the spines with red cloth. Slightly brownstained inside. A nice set.. Eiler H. Schiötz, Utlendingers reiser i Norge, nr. 158g

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        The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body

      First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield. Contemporary calf, worn, some staining, well rebacked; sound. Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.

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        Sopra le macchine a vapore, saggio del cav. luigi serristori, graduato in filosofia, membro ordinario della i. e r. societa' economico-organica di firenze, socio corrispondente del reale istitutonapoletano d'incoraggiamento alle scienze naturali e dell'accademia di lucca, aggregato alla societa' dei filomusi in atene, ec. nella stamperia magheri. firenze. 1816.

      In-8°, legatura in brossura editoriale , pp. 97-(1), con 8 tavole e nove figure incise in rame ripiegate e fuori testo, 7 tecniche e 2 raffig. le Navi a vapore 'Elisa' e 'Etna'. Uno dei primi studi nell'applicazione del vapore alle navi in Italia. Carta del testo leggermente e uniformemente brunita. (Assai raro)

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        Tales of My Landlord. Collected and Arranged by Jedediah Cleishbotham. Schoolmaster and Parish Clerk of Gandercleugh. Series 1-3.

      Series 1-3 (of 4) in 12 volumes. William Blackwood & Archibald Constable, Edinburgh 1816-19. Large 12mo. Contemporary polished dark green half-morocco bindings. Heraldic bookplate on front pastedown in each volume. Slight foxing here and there. A well-preserved.. First editions of all 3 series. Including half-titles. The fourth series was published, also in 4 volumes, in 1832.** Walter Scott's series of novels reflecting aspects of rural Scottish life as described by the fictional schoolmaster of Gandercleugh. Includes "The Bride of Lammermoor", which was adapted into a play by Hans Christian Andersen in 1832, later somewhat overshadowed, to put it modestly, by Donizetti's 1835 opera "Lucia di Lammermoor"

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      Jorden och dess invånare, historisk tafla af det adertonde århundradets upptäckter om fremmande folkslag och länder. I-XIII. Sthlm, Z. Haeggström, 1816-39. 12:o. Front,(10),XLVII,(1 blank),391 s. & 4 grav. plr & 1 utvikbar grav. karta + porträtt,(8),376 s. & 2 grav. plr & 1 utvikbar grav. karta + porträtt,(4),410 s. & 2 grav. plr & 1 grav. karta + porträtt,(4),426,(2) s. & 2 grav. plr & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell & 1 utvikbar grav. karta + porträtt,(8),333,(3) s. & 4 grav. plr + porträtt,(4),368 s. & 4 grav. plr + (4),311,(1) s. & 3 grav. plr + (4),385,(7) s. & 3 grav. plr + (4),313,(1) s. & 3 grav. plr + (4),443,(9) s. & 4 grav. plr + (4),330,(14) s. & 3 grav. plr + (4),392,(2) s. & 4 grav. plr + 394,(2) s. & 4 grav. plr. 13 ganska nötta samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar och röda titel- samt gröna deltiteletiketter i glättad papp. De avslutande två delarna bundna i snarlika samtida band. En del nagg och småskavanker överst på ryggarna. Bitvis lite lagerfläckig och med enstaka spridda fläckar. Kartan i del II loss och med fläckar. Reva i texten på s. 333 i del V. Med Lilla sällskapets och C. G. Öbergs stplr samt Lilla sällskapets förgyllda ovala ryggexlibris. Med ett äldre exlibris med raderad text, Claes Gartz namnteckning och ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek.. Allt som utkom. Första och andra delen i andra upplagan från 1817-18. Intressant geografiskt och etnografiskt arbete med deltitlarna: "Guinea", "Vestindien", "Nordvestra polarverlden", "De Nordamericanska fristaterna", "Florida och Mexico", "Guiana, Peru, Paraguay och Tukuman", "Brasilien, Chile och Patagonien", "Nordöstra Asien", "Det asiatiska Ryssland", "Högasien och China", "Korea, Japan, Tunkini och Cochinchina", "Tibet, Butan, birmanernas rike och riket Assam" och "Siam, Laos, Cambodia, Ponthiamas, Malakka, Mergui-archipelagen, Andaman-öarne, Nicobar-öarne och landet Tiperah". De avslutande opaginerade bladen i del X-XI är förlagskataloger. Ovanlig komplett, inte minst eftersom den sista volymen utgavs sju år efter den föregående

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        En kort anledning till svenska historiens förbättrande, af P.

      Schönström. Utgifven af L. Hammarsköld. Stockholm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1816. 8:o. (8),+ 126,+ (68) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell. Inledningsvis med lagerfläckar samt med enstaka småfläckar. Välbevarat samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg, gula snitt. L. F. Rääfs fina exemplar. Setterwall 468. Första utgåvan. Med företal, både av utgivaren Lorenzo Hammarsköld och Gudmund Jöran Adlerbeth samt med ett långt register, uppsatt av Hammarsköld. Peter Schönström (1682-1746) var en av Karl XII:s karoliner och krigsfånge i Sibirien efter Perevolotjna. Hans något hyperboreiska verk, som skrevs på 1740-talet, handlar mycker om svear i Österled och i Ryssland. Bra proveniens då Rääf sedan ungdomen var god vän med utgivaren Lorenzo Hammarsköld

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        Théorie sur l`escrime a cheval

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

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        [Autograph letter mentioning his forthcoming classic biographies 'The Martyrs of Science: The Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler' (1841) and 'Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton' (1855)]

      David Brewster is chiefly remembered today for his invention of the kaleidoscope (1816). "Its invention was a direct result of his studies of theory of polarization by multiple reflections. ... After the 1830's Brewster directed his attention to such subjects as photography, stereoscopy, and the physiology of vision. At the same time he began to emphasize his writing rather than his editing. His biographies of Newton, Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler; his numerous articles for the Encyclopaedia Britannica; and his hundred or more major essay reviews were, for the most part, written after 1830. His time for research was limited, and he had largely achieved his original research goals. Also, optics was increasingly dominated by an unwelcome theory, the undulatory theory of light." (D.S.B. II:453). "In 1831 he published a short popular account of the philosopher's life in Murray's Family Library; but it was not until 1855 that he was able to issue the much fuller Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, a work which embodied the results of more than twenty years' investigation of original manuscripts and other available sources." (Encyclopaedia Britannica).. Autograph letter signed, on a single foolscap sheet folded once, written on two pages with one page blank and with address and original wax seal on final page. "Sir, You will find a very full account of the Memoir as published by me in the 5th or supplementary volume of the Biographie Universelle et Portative des Contemporains, and also additional information in the 4th vol. of Fishers' National Portrait Gallery. Since that time I believe I have published only a treatise on optics in Lardner's Cyclopaedia. I am now engaged in finishing a small Biographic volume entitled The Martyrs of Science on the lives of Galileo, Kepler and Tycho, but particularly on a new and copious Life of Sir Isaac Newton, drawn up from the Family Papers in the possession of the Earl of Portsmouth. I have written various articles in the Edin[burgh]. Review; and if you wish information of this kind I can send it to you. I am Sir, Ever Most Truly Yoiurs, D. Brewster." The letter is dated April 27th, 1840 and addressed to James Higgins, Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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        41 engraved plates [all] of medallions from Louis XIV's own coin collection, commissioned by himself, engraved by de la Boissiere.

      [Issued without title-page, so no place and no yesr, but France, late 17th century]. Elephant folio (binding: 50,5x35 cm, plates: 49,8x34 cm). Contemporary full mottled calf binding with the gilt coat of arms of Louis XIV to the centre of boards. 7 raised bands to richly gilt spine. Gilt title to spine: "Medaillon du Roy". Capitals worn and hinges cracked at top and bottom, still fine and tight. In spite of some wear still a very fine copy. Internally very fine and clean. With the engraved book plate of the 5th Baron Foley, at Claygate to the inside of front board. 41 splendid engraved plates, all numbered, depicting Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins.. A scarce work consisting in 41 engraved plates depicting the large medals of the cabinet of Louis the XIV, engraved by de la Bossière. The work consisted in nothing but the 41 numberd plates, which were issued without a title-page and without any text.The work was commissioned by Louis XIV himself, as part of the famous "Cabinet du Roi" series, and was probably only made in very small numbers. The present copy bears the gilt arms of Louis XIV, who was known to be a great coin collector. The "Cabinet du Roi" was the collection of works of art and curiosities of Louis XIV, organized by Colbert, who gave formal structure to all the official arts under Louis XIV. The series of "Cabinet du Roi" consisted in the commemorative engravings, which are often our only record of the collections. The series was commissioned by Louis the XIV in order to present the glory of his collection. Especially the coin collection must have been of personal importance to the Sun King.Numismatic coin collecting, also known as the "hobby of kings", is generally believed to have started in the 14th century and became extremely popular during the late medieval period to Renaissance era. Many European Popes and monarchs were known to be collectors of coins, Louis XIV being one of the most ardent of them. The coin collection of the Kings of France was known to be the greatest and most impressive of all, even surpassing the very rich collection of coins and medals in the "British Museaum"."The collection [of coins and medals] of the "King of France" is by far the greatest in Europe. The considerable treasures formerly collected by Boze, the marechal d'Etrées, Séguin, Patin, and in more modern times by Pellerin, are all incorporated with that most valuable collection. Its basis was formed by Louis XIII at Fontainebleau: Henry II. Louis XIII, and particularly Louis XIV. increased its treasures with royal munificence; and the last caused the large medals of this cabinet to be engraved by de la Bossière." (Encyclopaedia Londiniensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. Vol. XIV, 1816, p. 802 (under "Medal") )."Gilles Jodelet de La BoissièreS. de la BoissiereFlourished, 1682This engraver, who, I suppose, was a native of France, is mentioned by Basan, without any reference to the time or place of his birth. He tells us, that S. Boissiere (for so he writes his name) engraved "the death of a prince, surrounded by his court," a large plate, lengthways. I suspect him to be the same with that artist, who engraved several of the plates for a large work in folio, entitled, "Les edifices Antiques de Rome", par Antoine Degodetz, Architecte, à Paris, 1682. To these plates he signs his name, De la Boissiere. They are neatly executed, but in a stiff, labored style ; and may be considered as the productions of patience rather than of genious." (Joseph Strutt, A Biographical Dictionary of Engravers, 1785)

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        HISTORY OF CINDERELLA, and her Little Glass Slipper. In Easy Verse.

      16pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and three other full-page engravings. Original printed wrappers. 12.1x10.3cms. A fine copy.Very rare. The only recorded copy is an undated example in the Cotsen Library at Princeton (watermarked 1814). Osborne lists (32) another title - Blue Beard - by Miss Horwood, issued by Dean and Munday in 1821. Despite the variance in the watermarks, it may well be that this dated copy is the first edition.

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        Ueber das Sehn und die Farben, eine Abhandlung.

      Leipzig, 1816. 8vo. Later nice blue marbled stiff paper binding. Gilt title to spine. Occassional brownspotting; a very nice copy. Crowned stamp to title-page. 88 pp.. The rare first edition of Schopenhauer's second work, his important treatise "On Vision and Colours", which was written in a defense of Goethe's theory of colours and against that of Newton. Apart from being a significant document in the history of optics and colour theory, the work offers an important insight into the young Schopenhauer and his philosophy; Schopenhauer himself called the work "the first true theory of colour in the whole history of science".Schopenhauer's work preceded Hening's theory of opponent colours, and with his theory of the subjectivity of colours, Schopenhauer was a forerunner of the psycho-physiological variant of neo-Kantianism. Although Schopenhauer's view on the subject was overshadowed by his opposition to Newton on the subject, his contributions to the theory of colour and vision have thus been quite important. With this work, he is also one of the first thinkers to occupy himself seriously with Goethe's work on colours, followed only really in the 20th century by thinkers such as Gödel, Heidelberg, Wittgenstein, Helmholtz and Feigenbaum. After having travelled much as a boy and young man, the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860) became a merchant's clerk in Hamburg, urged by his father. After his father died in 1805, Schopenhauer felt compelled to keep his mercantile position, although he did not like this line of business, but in 1807 he was finally given permission by his mother to leave the position and go to Gotha to study Greek and Latin. After having been expelled from the school, he moved to Weimar, where his mother lived, and where she had established a literary salon, which many notables frequented, among those Goethe, whom Schopenhauer met here. At this time, Goethe was working on his "Farbenlehre", which was published in 1810. Schopenhauer left his mother's house and went on to study science, medicine and later philosophy at the universities of Göttingen, Berlin and Jena. In 1813 he wrote his doctoral dissertation "Über die vierfache Wurzel des Satzes vom zureichenden Grunde", one of the first readers of which was Goethe. With his colour theory from 1810, Goethe had also, with the many reflections of ethical, aesthetical and metaphysical character, presented to the world his philosophy of life and nature. Schopenhauer had read Goethe's work and also talked to him about his colour theory, and he agreed with him. Thus, in the years between his dissertation and his main work on the metaphysics of the will, the monumental "Über die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung", Schopenhauer sets out to defend his much respected close acquaintance, Goethe, against the Newtonian theory of colour. He probably believed that he could aid the master in providing better arguments against Newton than he could himself. But, apart from that, Schopenhauer's interest in the subject was not far from that which guided his previous work and the following work, it was one very closely connected to cognition theory; thus, as the title states, Schopenhauer was not merely interested in the colours themselves, he was also interested in the beholding of them, in the vision. The chapter on vision thus deals with the operation of the pure intellect, which constructs the world as it is perceived by our senses. Schopenhauer's theories of cognition were perfectly applicable to the problem of colour. But although Schopenhauer set out to defend the great Goethe, still remaining true to himself and his own philosophy, the whole thing developed into something of a struggle between the two great thinkers. Having finished the manuscript in Dresden 1815, Schopenhauer sent it to Goethe, who was visiting Frankfurt at the time, asking him to read it and requesting him to be the editor of it. After having been sent a reminder later the same year, containing the following words by Schopenhauer "I know from your own lips that the literary whirl has always been secondary to you, that real life has been the main thin. In my case, however, it is the other way about: what I think, what I write, is has value for me and is important to me; what I experience personally and what happens to me is unimportant to me, indeed I scoff at it.", Goethe finally answered Schopenhauer, and in a very friendly and positive tone, promising to return with closer observations on it. He had probably not, however, actually read the entire manuscript. A couple of months later, Goethe did get back to him, but not with the observations that Schopenhauer had been expecting; the verdict was that Goethe had moved too far away from the colour theory to comment on any differences but that he would like to put Schopenhauer in contact with a fellow colour theory opinionate. This answer outraged Schopenhauer, and he purely rejected the proposal. Furthermore he wrote a very long and not altogether nice letter to Goethe trying to force him into looking at the differences that had occurred in their proofs. Furthermore he stated that as opposed to Goethe's theory, his own constituted the unfolding of one single indivisible idea and that nothing could thus be corrected in it, whereas Goethe's theory constituted a systematic compilation of many facts, where an error was not impossible. In short, Schopenhauer quite openly suggested Goethe to view his own work as a sort of Aristotelian matter that was only brought to life by Schopenhauer's spirit, and he even stated that he knew with certainty that he had provided the first true theory of colour in the whole history of science. Goethe, who himself viewed his Colour Theory as his greatest achievement and who was very sad about the neglect and indifference with which it had been received, wrote a very polite and friendly letter back to the angry Schopenhauer, in which he argued that he should be allowed a difference of opinion and elegantly hinged this notion on Schopenhauer's own philosophy. This was not enough for Schopenhauer, though, and after another unanswered letter, he asked for the manuscript back, realizing that Goethe would not provide his aid in having it published; he also, once more told his beloved Goethe, almost a father-figure for him, that the only reason for his lack of answer must rest upon the fact that Goethe knew that he was wrong. Thus, the generally accepted notion that Goethe rejected Schopenhauer's work on vision and colour is not altogether true, the story is somewhat more complicated than that. But it is a fact that Schopenhauer's "On Vision and Colours" constitutes an important document in both the comprehension of colours at the time, in the relationship between to gigantic thinkers of the 19th century, in the understanding of the young Schopenhauer and his philosophy at the middle-station between his dissertation and his monumental main work, both in method and meaning, as well as of cognition theory

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        Hvad är kärlek?

      En vigtig fråga, till hvars utredande jag föranleddes genom några reflexioner under mitt sista vistande i Stockholm. Sthlm, A. Gadelius, 1816. 12:o. 36 s. Tunt lackat hfrbd från slutet av 1800-talet med guldornerad och blindpressad rygg. samt stänkta snitt. Det tryckta omslaget medbundet. Ryggen ngt blekt och med en liten fläck. Omslaget ngt solkigt, det främre mer. Författarnamnet skrivet för hand i samtiden i nedre marginalen på titelsidan. Med en fläck på det sista bladet. Med Elof Förbergs exlibris.. Almquistiana 201. Den mycket ovanliga skriften är inspirerad av Swedenborg enligt Martin Lamm. Elof Förberg var hovtandläkare och en av initiativtagarna till grundandet av Svenska Linnésällskapet. Han var en av de främsta boksamlarna i början av 1900-talet. Bland hans samlarområden märktes särskilt Stockholmiana, Linné och Strindberg samt svensk vitterhet

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        Über die Krankheiten des Uterus.

      Gross-4°. XXVIII, 196 S. Mit 12 gest. Tafeln u. 12 gest. Umriss-Kupfern von K. M. Ernst nach Christ. Koeck. Halblederbd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild u. Rückenvergoldung(stärker berieben u. bestossen)., Waller 10215. - Hirsch 242. - Einzige Ausgabe. Karl Wenzel (1769-1827), dt. Arzt, war der Erste, der in Deutschland 1804 die Operation der künstlichen Frühgeburt vornahm. Christian Koeck (1785-1818), der die vorliegenden Tafeln zeichnete, illustrierte auch Werke von Samuel Thomas Soemmering. - Titelseite verso mit 2 Bibliotheksstempeln u. fl. Vorsatz mit kl. handschriftl. Nummer. Mit anfangs stärkeren, dann abnehmenden Wurmspuren in unterer Ecke über die ersten 150 Seiten. Leicht gebräunt. - Breitrandiges u. fleckenloses Exemplar.

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