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        ALASTOR; OR, THE SPIRIT OF SOLITUDE; AND OTHER POEMS

      London: Baldwin, Cradock, And Joy, 1816. First Edition. Hardcover. Title page tipped in. Mild foxing, a few pages with light stains. Very Good example of an important and scarce title. Small octavo (4-1/4" x 7") bound in later green polished calf-backed marbled boards with matching calf corners, spine lettered and decorated in gilt; vi, [1], 101 pages. Complete but for the final blank (H4) and the original endpapers. Composed in the house rented by Shelley near Windsor, the poem was inspired by a tour of the Thames with Thomas Love Peacock, Mary Godwin, and Charles Clairmont. He evokes the figure of the accursed poet who can communicate only through the mediation of the "Spirit of solitude." Despite a lukewarm reception, the poem had an immediate impact on contemporary poets including Keats in ENDYMION. Among the eleven shorter poems included with the title poem is "Mutability," which was partly quoted by Mary Shelley in her FRANKENSTEIN (1818). This obscure but splendid allegory was the first poem in which Shelley's genius was fully displayed" (Hayward, 226). "It is generally conceded that in ALASTOR Shelley showed himself a greater master of blank verse than any other poet of the time" (Granniss Shelley 32).

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        VOL. #1) LOIDIS AND ELMETE: VOL. #2) DUCATUS LEODIENSIS:

      Leeds & Wakefield: Robinson, Holdsworth, Hurst. Good+. 1816. Hardcover. Vol. #1) An Attempt To Illustrate the 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. Vol. #2) Or The Topography Of The Ancient And Populous Town And Parish Of Leedes, And Parts Ajacent, In The West-Riding Of The County Of York. With The Pedigree Of Many Of The Nobility And Gentry, And Other Matters Relating To Those Parts; Extracted From Records, Original Evidence, And Manuscripts. Printed by T. Davison for Robinson, Son, and Holdsworth & John Hurst. Portrait frontispieces. Engraved illustrations. Both volumes are re-backed. Leather spines have gilt decorated panels & titles. Texts tight, clean & intact. Marbled endpaper. Scuffed marbled paper covered boards with age darkened edges. Some edge wear including leather protected front corners. Vopl. #1 has a spine head chipPrior owners armorial book plates. England; Engravings; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        Iduna en skrift för den nordiska fornålderns älskare 1-11

      Gadelius del ett t o m 8,Retzius del nio-tio, LJ Hjerta del elva. Inbunden bok. Komplett i elva delar utgiven 1811-1845. Del 1 1816 tredje upplagan 90 sid. Del 2,3 i andra upplagan1816, 110 och 91 sidor del 3 1816, har två utvikbara notblad. Del fyra första upplagan 1813, ett utvikbart notblad 178 sidor, del 5 1814 första upplagan 128 sidor, del 6 första upplagan 1816 .130 sidor ett utvikbart notblad, en utvikningsbar plansch samt en ensidig plansch. Del 7, 1817 sidor två utvikbart planscher varav ett notblad den andra planscher har vikskador i vecken. Del 8 i andra upplagan 1824, 161 sidor. Fyra utviknings planscher varav ett utgörs av ett notblad. Del 9 första upplagan 1822, 391 sidor tre utvikningsbara planscher. Del 10 första upplagan 1824, 374 sidor, titelbladet har en ytterst liten bit pappersförlust. Fyra utvikningsbara planscher varav två utgörs av notblad. Del 11 första upplagan 1845, 106 sidor Tryckt hos LJ Hjerta. Sex svarta halvfranska band.

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        Poems

      London: Printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer, 1816, 1816. First edition, first issue. Randolph, page 56; NCBEL III, 282. Edges of the spine slightly rubbed; fine copy enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.. 8vo, later dark blue polished calf, red morocco labels, gilt decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Half-title present. Eleven poems by Byron, several of which are on departures and separations, including his famous "Fare thee well," written to Lady Byron just after she had left him and just before he left England, never to return. The first issue contained ten poems; a second issue added the poem "To Samuel Rogers."

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        Twelve etchings of views in Edinburgh. By an amateur. [and] Twelve etchings of views in Edinburgh. By an amateur. Part II.

      Edinburgh: Printed by John Moir. [first part]; Printed by James Ballantyne., [second part]. 1816. - FIRST EDITIONS. 2 parts in 1 vol., 4to, pp. 15, [1]; 21, [1]; 24 engraved plates, tissue guards, rebound in quarter calf. [A scarce work with COPAC listing only 3 holdings of both parts. The second part is dedicated to Walter Scott]

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        The lives of Dr. Edward Pocock, the celebrated orientalist,: by Dr. Twells; of Dr. Zachary Pearce, Bishop of Rochester, and of Dr. Thomas Newton, Bishop of Bristol, by themselves; and of the Rev. Philip Skelton, by Mr. Burdy.

      London printed for F.C. and J. Rivington 1816 - A handsome set bound in contemporary calf, gilt. First edition Two volumes, pp.[viii], 438; 504, [8, index].

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        Farlar's late Stratton and Norton, new steam kitchen range, improved oven, and self-oiling smoke jack ; together with an improved warm bath; in action everyday for public inspection

      [London]: J. Barfield, Printer, 91 Wardour-Street, Soho, 1816. Leaflet, 4 pages, folded at top edge. Illustrated. Handbill, advertising a kitchen range, combining a smoke-jack, with an "improved warm bath". The kitchen range here provides a boiler for hot water, so a warm bath may be had elsewhere in the house. Includes descriptions of the major aspects of the range, along with a handsome woodcut illustration of the range itself. Unbound. Fine. Rare. [OCLC locates three copies, all at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, all with the erroneous date of 1830].

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        A treatise on the art of flying, by mechanical means; with a full explanation of the natural principles by which birds are enabled to fly: likewise, instructions and plans for making a flying car with wings, in which a man may sit, and, by working a small lever, cause himself to ascend and soar through the air.

      New-York: printed and sold by Samuel Wood & Sons at the Juvenile Book-Store no.357 Pearl-Street 1816 - 12mo., xviii + (19) - 68pp., including two whole-page illustrations, the paper generally rather discoloured (i.e. browned) and with a light old waterstain running throughout, original printed card covers with woodcut emblematic vignettes on both covers, an old dampstain affecting lower part of upper cover. In spite of the minor faults just described, this is in fact a complete and pretty good copy of this remarkable little book. Second American edition, following the first edition (Hull, England, 1810) and the 1st American edition (New York, 1814). Shaw & Shoemaker 39701. All these early editions have become rather rare: of this 1816 printing OCLC locates copies at only 5 libraries: Congress + Un. of Delaware + Purdue + NY Hist. Soc. + the American Univ. For historical commentary see Hodgson's History of Aeronautics in Great Britain>, pp.349-354. Thomas Walker (who describes himself as a portrait painter of Hull) seems to be otherwise virtually unknown, the present essay being thus his only real memorial. 'Walker's ideas on the practicability of flight as a means of aerial transportation were based (as stated on the title-page of his treatise) upon 'the natural principles by which birds are enabled to fly.' It is evident the flight of birds was a subject on which for many years he diligently read and observed - in his early life he dissected many birds and 'studied very minutely' the mechanism of their wings, tails and all the parts which they employ in flying. On the evidence of his reading which the author himself states would have enabled him to compile a large volume from all that had been said on the subject throughout the ages he avers 'that no one has ever understood the natural means of flying'' and he dismisses as 'childish whims' all attempts hitherto made with wings, whether of silk, leather, sheet iron, or other materials. Throughout the book he insists on the fact that granted the possession of the 'two greatest requisites ' for flying, viz, 'wings large enough' and 'sufficient power to work them' the weight of a bird - or of a man - is no obstacle to the art of flying. In respect of his own scheme for 'artificial flying' which, conceived on an analogous plan, was designed to overcome the difficulty of the insufficient strength of man's arms, and (as hitherto attempted) the unsupported weight of his body - he claimed, with that complete assurance which is rarely convincing, 'there cannot remain a doubt of success.' Walker admits that 'professional avocations and other circumstances' - which it is safe to assume includes lack of money - prevented him from making any such machine as he described on paper, and indeed the only experiment he himself records was confined to diminutive paper models. It should, however, be added that a contemporary -who as a resident of Barton-on-Humber doubtless wrote with some personal knowledge - stated that Walker made a machine, but 'was unable to raise himself from the platform on which the car was placed.' (See Hodgson's History>, pp.351-3). The two whole-page illustrations rather nicely show the inside of the flying machine with a seated pilot and a view of the flying machine from above, its component structures all identified. Walker is scornfully not 'surprised' at the failure of the attempts of earlier would-be fliers. 'When we take into consideration the different methods which are recorded to have been tried, we cannot be surprised that they have all failed, since, compared with what is contained in the following pages, they will obviously appear to be nothing more than mere whims and contrivances, all utterly destitute of the true nature and science of flying'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Breve Ristretto del poema intitolato Il Tempio della Sapienza, o sia l'Uomo Disingannato di D. Marciano De Leo, Arciprete di Frigento. Nuovamente dall'Autore riveduto, accresciuto e diviso in cinque Poemi 1. La ricerca della felicità. 2. Il laberinto de' filosofi. 3. I filosofi in debattimento. 4. Il volo areostatico

      Presso Gaetano Eboli - Napoli, NAPOLI 1816 - ITALIANO Volume della prima metà dell'800 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine discretamente conservate, macchia d'umidità su diverse pagine, margini di piede e concavo consumati. Presenta lettera dedicatoria, numero delle pagine scritto tra parentesi, delicata cornice tipografica incisa in nero. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Merendera Bulbocodium. Merendere Bulbocode. Plate 25.

      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 de Guoy.

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        Charter and bye-laws of the Horticultural Society of London.

      London: printed for the Society by William Bulmer and Co 1816 - 4to., vi + 50pp., title and following leaf foxed, contents leaf with repaired closed tear, bound in good contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine fully gilt with contrasting labels, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Apparently very rare, COPAC finding no copy printed earlier than 1820 (in 8vo.) Lowndes (Appendix p.141) concurs.> [bound with], Horticultural Society of London, May 1, 1817. Subjects for the medals and rewards.> [London] printed by W. Bulmer and Co., n.d. [1817]. 4to., drophead title, 3 + (1)pp. A very good copy. Rare: no other copy traced. [bound with], Horticultural Society of London. Statement relative to the establishment of a garden; drawn up for the information of the Members of the Society, by the Council. February, 1822.> London, printed by W. Nicol. n.d. [1822]. 4to., 11 + (1)pp., possibly wanting a half-title. Rare: not in COPAC. [bound with], Horticultural Society of London. Report of the Garden Committee on the formation and progress of the garden; drawn up for the information of the Fellows of the Society, as directed by the bye-laws. March 31, 1823.> London: William Nicol. 1823. 4to., (2) + 26pp., folding engraved plan dated April 1823, a little offset. Copy in BL but no other in COPAC. [bound with], Horticultural Society of London. Report of the Garden Committee on the formation and progress of the garden; drawn up for the information of the Fellows of the Society, as directed by the bye-laws. March 31, 1824.> London: William Nicol. 1824. 4to., (2) + (6) + 3 - 19 + (1)pp. Copy in BL but no other in COPAC. [bound with] Bye-laws for the garden of the Horticultural Society of London.> London: printed for the Society, by W. Nicol. 1822. 8vo., (4) + 15 + (1)pp. Rare: but copies found at BL + Bodleian + St. Andrews. [bound with], Horticultural Society of London. Report of the Garden Committee on the formation and progress of the garden; drawn up for the information of the Fellows of the Society, as directed by the bye-laws. March 31, 1825.> London: William Nicol. 1825. 4to., 20pp. [bound with], Horticultural Society of London. Report of the Garden Committee on the formation and progress of the garden; drawn up for the information of the Fellows of the Society, as directed by the bye-laws. March 31, 1826.> London: William Nicol. 1826. 4to., 29 + (1)pp., with a large folding engraved plate (Plan of the Arboretum in the garden of the Horticultural Society at Chiswick. March 1826>), this a little offset. [bound with], LIST> of the Horticultural Society of London.> July, 1816. 4to., 11 + (1)pp. [bound with], LIST> of the Horticultural Society of London.> January, 1819. 4to., 28pp. [bound with], LIST> of the Horticultural Society of London.> May, 1820. 4to., 44 + (2)pp. [bound with], LIST> of the Horticultural Society of London.> May, 1821. 4to., 55 + (1) + 2 + (2)pp. [bound with], LIST> of the Horticultural Society of London.> May 1, 1823. 4to., 72pp. [bound with], LIST> of the Horticultural Society of London.> May 1, 1824. 4to., 77 + (1)pp. [bound with], LIST> of the Horticultural Society of London.> May 3, 1825. 4to., 81 + (1)pp. [bound with], LIST> of the Horticultural Society of London.> May 2, 1826. 4to., 84pp., last couple of leaves foxed. A fine collection of rare material from the early years of what was from 1861 to be the Royal Horticultural Society. This volume was compiled by Lieut. General Sir James Affleck (1759-1833) of Dalham Hall, Newmarket,> who was then a Fellow of the Society, the volume bearing his signature in several places. As the 1816 Charter> declares, 'the foundations of a Society in London to promote the delightful science of horticulture, were laid in the year 1804, by a number of skilful gardeners, and other experienced men, who were anxious to direct to a common centre, the various springs of horticultural knowledge in their own vicinity, as well as to collect from more distant sources such information as the gardeners of other countries might be induced to com [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated Prose Works of Fiction from the earliest Greek Romances to the novels of the present age

      Edinburgh: Longman, Hurst, Rees, 1816. Second Edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Half contemporary calf and marbled boards. VG. Second Edition. 3 vols. 8vo.

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        Edinburgh Star. February 9 to December 31st 1816. [A near-unbroken run of 77 issues.] [With:] Edinburgh Star. Tuesday June 21st 1814. [And:] The Edinburgh Evening Courant. September 20 1813. [And:] The Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle. [4 issues] March 6, April 10, April 17, May 1, 1816. [And:] The Edinburgh Correspondent. April 6 1816. [And:] Caledonian Mercury. [2 issues] May 6 & May 30 1816. [And:] The Morning Chronicle. London, October 19 1816 [And:] The National Advocate, New York. September 11 1816.

      A & J Aikman, Edinburgh 1816 - Elephant folio, ff. [174 (of 176)]. A run from issue 773 to 866, lacking 16 issues (789, 802, 816-7, 822, 827, 830-1, 833, 837, 840, 842, 844-5, 851, 864) and with the second page of two issues of the Star (773, 828) torn out, and a couple of corners torn away with loss to text. Early nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, spine divided by raised bands between double gilt rules, red morocco label, another compartment dated in gilt direct. Variable soiling and spotting, some wear to edges, leaves at beginning and end rather creased vertically. Binding rubbed, joints cracking at ends but strong, rear flyleaf mostly torn away, marbled paper partially worn from boards. Almost all issues with red tax stamp, first issue with early ink note for the binder in upper margin, some ink corrections in the text. An almost-complete year of issues from the Edinburgh Star, a twice-weekly paper 'popular with the working classes' (Edinburgh History of Popular Literature, v. 2, p. 312), which ran from 1808 to 1826. Early issues were much occupied with reports concerning the Napoleonic Wars, though by 1816 these were trailing off, leaving more space for local news. The foreign reports are still substantial, including in this volume mentions of the repercussions of the Year Without a Summer, along with reports of news from America (North as well as South). The local news includes details of Leith shipping arrivals and departures alongside as market figures and social events, as well as more usual legal and government news. In addition to the run of the Star there are several individual issues from other papers, all but two also Edinburgh publications; the exceptions are the Morning Chronicle from London and the New-York National Advocate, this latter with reports concerning the progress towards the abolition of slavery in Britain and toleration of Jews. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The excellence, nature, and peculiar beauty, of the British constitution.

      8vo., (7) + xii - xxiv + (2) + 286pp., (complete, as published, in spite of prelims pagination), old ownership signature in upper margin of title, original boards, rebacked and labelled, upper board a little stained, front free endpaper replaced, entirely uncut. A good, internally fine, copy.Publisher: London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown (&c. &c.)Year: 1816Edition: First, and only, edition.

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        VIE DU MARECHAL NEY

      1816. MARECHAL, Ney. VIE DU MARECHAL NEY DUC D'ELCHINGEN, PRINCE DE LA MOSKOWA.... Two Volumes. Bruxelles: Chez P.J De Mat, 1816. 12mo., cloth and patterned boards. Second Edition. Very Good (some wear but gilt on spine bright, little foxing to endpapers). $500.00.

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        GUIDA PEL FORESTIERE CHE AMA CONOSCERE LE PIU PREGEVOLI OPERE DI BELLE ARTI NELLA CITTA DI MANTOVA

      Mantova Pazzoni 1816 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + incisione in rame in antiporta raffigurante una moneta e la pianta di Mantova + 72 + 1 carta bianca. Unito a: Antoldi Francesco DESCRIZIONE DEL REGIO CESAREO PALAZZO DI MANTOVA Mantova Pazzoni 1815 Pagine 32 Unito a: RECENTE DESCRIZIONE DEL R. PALAZZO DEL TE E SUE PITTURE Mantova Co' Tipi Virgiliani 1816 Pagine 1 antiporta incisa in rame da Cristoforo Dall'Acqua raffigurante Giulio Romano + 26 + tre tavole incise in rame sempre del Dall'Acqua fuori testo + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in cartone marmorizzato. Titolo manoscritto al dorso. Ottime copie di questo raro insieme sulla citta' di Mantova. Tutte e tre in prima edizione. Cfr: Lozzi I pag. 292 N° 2468 Fossati Bellani 2148

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        Two holograph manuscript notebooks containing original poetry, written within ornate circular frames, all executed in brown pen and ink in the accomplished calligraphic hand of the author.

      Bristol: May 28, 1816 and June 9, 1819. 2 vols, 24 x 37 cm and 18.5 x 24.5 cm, both manuscripts stitched into contemporary paper wrappers with elaborate calligraphic designs on both upper and lower covers. The first one is titled "Joseph Ely His Book / Bristol May 28, 1816" (written inside the front wrapper); it has 11 leaves; the second has the manuscript title "The Following Composed and Executed for Amusement / Joseph Ely. / Bristol / June the 9th, 1819;" it has 13 leaves. The second also has the small blind-stamp in the lower margins of "Bally and Co., Bath." Two examples of the extraordinary work of Joseph Ely, an amateur poet of Bristol and skillful calligrapher. Little is recorded about Ely, except that between 1816 and 1823 he composed poetical manuscripts in a fine calligraphic hand, and dated them as above. They were apparently for his personal enjoyment and perhaps for distribution to friends, though no presentation copies are recorded. Several examples of his manuscripts have survived, no doubt due to their unusual artistry. The Pforzheimer Collection at the New York Public Library has nine examples, dated between July 17, 1819 and June 16, 1823; Winterthur Museum has one example dated Dec. 19, 1817; and McMaster University, Ontario, has one example, dated Nov. 14, 1817. The manuscript dated 1816 contains eleven poems, with a "Poetical Preface to the Reader" in which Ely writes that he had written two hundred twenty nine Compositions in . . . five hundred ninety one borders," and in a note at the end of the poem is stated that this is the "The twenty third book . . ." The poems, each of which is individually signed and dated, include acrostics, "Poetical Thoughts" on education, on ministers of the state and the gospel, on hearing a sermon, on English history, etc. In fine condition.

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        Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Tramsmitting A Statement of Lands, Lots, and Dwelling Houses, and of Slaves [with]. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, An Abstract of the Valuation Lands, Slaves, and Dwelling Houses…[with] Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, Respecting the Valuation of Lands, Lots, Dwelling Houses and Slaves

      William A. Davis,, Washington: 1816 - Pamphlet formate, folio, disbound, first pamphlet 3 leaves (printed on recto only, second 7pp., third 6 pages and folding chart. Pamphlet extracted from larger volumne, chipping along spine and edges, not affecting text, second papmple completely disbound, paper browned, and somewhat dry These pamphlets are rare, and represent an important source of information on the numbers and values of slaves in early 19th century America. The first title presents the value assigned to slaves in 11 states, including New York. The second lists the number and values of slaves in the various counties in the state of Maryland. The final pamphlet presents real estate values, and values on dwellings, including slaves, in the counties of Pennsylvania. The information in these reports was compiled by Alexander James Dallas (1759-1817), who was the Secretary of the Treasury. Dallas, born in Kingston, Jamaica, settled in Pennsylvania, and practiced law there. Eventually he would become Secretary of the Treasury in 1814, when the nation was almost bankrupt. He managed to reorganize the department, get the country out of debt, created a surplus, and even helped promote what would become the Second Bank of the United States. ANB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Tramsmitting A Statement of Lands, Lots, and Dwelling Houses, and of Slaves [with]. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, An Abstract of the Valuation Lands, Slaves, and Dwelling Houses...[with] Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, Respecting the Valuation of Lands, Lots, Dwelling Houses and Slaves

      Washington: William A. Davis, 1816. Pamphlet formate, folio, disbound, first pamphlet 3 leaves (printed on recto only, second 7pp., third 6 pages and folding chart. Pamphlet extracted from larger volumne, chipping along spine and edges, not affecting text, second papmple completely disbound, paper browned, and somewhat dry These pamphlets are rare, and represent an important source of information on the numbers and values of slaves in early 19th century America. The first title presents the value assigned to slaves in 11 states, including New York. The second lists the number and values of slaves in the various counties in the state of Maryland. The final pamphlet presents real estate values, and values on dwellings, including slaves, in the counties of Pennsylvania. The information in these reports was compiled by Alexander James Dallas (1759-1817), who was the Secretary of the Treasury. Dallas, born in Kingston, Jamaica, settled in Pennsylvania, and practiced law there. Eventually he would become Secretary of the Treasury in 1814, when the nation was almost bankrupt. He managed to reorganize the department, get the country out of debt, created a surplus, and even helped promote what would become the Second Bank of the United States. ANB.

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        Pisciceptologie ou l'art de la pêche à la ligne et aux filets ; discours sur les poissons, la manière de les prendre et de les accommoder, la pêche aux filets et autres instruments ; suivi d'un traité des étangs, viviers, fossés...

      first edition, rare, illustrated with a frontispiece and 28 boards, most with 2 or 3 figures. Half-blond half-timbered binder with small corners. Smooth back decorated with 3 caissons to the grotesque and 2 irons. Title piece in red morocco. Tail cap partly torn on 2.5 cm along the upper joint, idem along the lower joint but on 1cm. The boards were connected in fine and not the place stipulated by the printer. Practical handbook for various types of fishing. 4 parts divide the book: The first deals with everything that relates to angling, the second is culinary and features a discourse on fish and the art of seasoning them, the third is the art of Net fishing, the fourth offers a treaty of ponds, fishponds, reservoirs. The set is composed of short practical and detailed chapters. The index contains a lexicon of fish names in several languages. De l'imprimerie de Cussac Paris 1816 In-18 (10x17cm) xxiv, 388pp. relié

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        Extraordinaria del Viernes 24 de Mayo de 1816. Buenos Aires. Imprenta de los Niños Expositos.

      Exceedingly rare "newspaper" with news of Brown fleet´s action in the Pacific, followed by the "Estado de los Corsarios armados" [State of the Armed Corsairs] to defeat Buenos Aires. This particular part of the newspaper gives a detailed relation of the raids and attacks lead by the flotilla, the considerable booty "empezaron a descargar los buques que estaban listos para la peninsula con mucho dinero y otras especies de valor. La precipitacion fue tanta que los pesos fuertes se derramaban por el muelle" [they began to unload the ships that were ready to depart for the peninsula -Spain- with so much money and other species of value. The precipitation was such that the pesos Fuertes -local currency- were being spilled down the dock], and the ships, vessels and their captains, along with their armament. Not located bibliographically.

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        A New Map of the Mediterranean Sea, and Countries adjacent

      Londra 1816 - Carta geografica del Mediterraneo. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura d'epoca, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Molto rara. Chart of the Mediterranean sea. Copperplate, wonderful contemporary colour, in excellent condition. Very rare. Dimensioni 260 180mm

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        Poems.

      London: Printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer, 1816. 8vo, later dark blue polished calf, red morocco labels, gilt decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Half-title present. Eleven poems by Byron, several of which are on departures and separations, including his famous "Fare thee well," written to Lady Byron just after she had left him and just before he left England, never to return. The first issue contained ten poems; a second issue added the poem "To Samuel Rogers." Edges of the spine slightly rubbed; fine copy enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ('Thomas Telford') to Mr ?Shlohtigroll, 1 page 8vo (traces of mounting to the reverse), Salopian [Coffee House], 1 April 1816.

      - Inviting his foreign friend to dine with him the following Friday and 'see the fine drawings I mentioned to you'. Written during the period when Telford was involved not only with the Caledonian Canal in Scotland but with his Swedish venture, the extension of the Trollhätte Canal from Lake Vänern to Söderköping to meet the Baltic. Telford had been invited to undertake this commission by Count Bogislaus von Platen, a distinguished naval officer and diplomat, later governor of Norway, who was to become a lifelong friend. The engineer visited Sweden in connection with the work on only two occasions1, and von Platen came to England for the only time in England in 1822. The name Shlohtigroll, which is untraced, has a certain Swedish ring about it; perhaps he was a friend or emissary of the Count. ______________(1) For Telford's first overseas visit he took the precaution of being well prepared: '[He] had packed enough supplies to carry him across the Atlantic. As well as buying sets of blankets, sheets and pillows he placed an order with Bell Rannie & Co. . that included included two dozen bottles of Madeira and the same of port; three dozen bottles of cider; six dozen of porter; half a dozen each of gin and brandy; a range of teas; three bacon hams; three pickled tongues; and a vast quantity of sugar and biscuits.' (Man of Iron / Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain, by Julian Glover, 2017, pages 210-211).

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        Emma - First Editions

      London: John Murray, 1816. Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of 'Pride and Prejudice,' &c. &c. London: Printed for John Murray, 1816. First edition. Three twelvemo volumes. One of 2000 copies produced and the last novel to be published during Austen's lifetime - her fourth novel and published anonymously. Half titles to volumes 1 and 2 missing (as is usual), but volume three has half-title present. Beautifully clean pages without foxing and clean page edges. All three volumes have been sumptuously rebound by Aquarius of London, using twenty-three and a half carat gold leaf to the titles and in full leather. Raised gilt bands. Superb bindings and rare to find any bindings by Aquarius.

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        Der Stadt Mülhausen Geschichte bis zum Jahr 1816 (Theil 2: 1817).

      Rißler 1816-1817., Mülhausen - Mit Register zu Theil 1 (6 S.) u. 2 (4 S.) u. Namenliste der Abonnenten dieser Mülhausen-Chronik. Beilage: Handschriftlicher Brief in französischer Sprache. Einband etwas bestoßen, Rücken mit restaurierter Fehlstelle, beide Tafeln leicht stockfleckig. S. V fehlt unten rechts die Ecke ohne Textverlust. Mit 2 Ausschlagtafeln, Lithogrphien. VIII,444 ; 2 Bl.,350 S. Halbleder d. Zeit, Rücken m. Golddruck. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A voyage to North America, and the West Indies, in 1817.London, for Sir Richard Phillips and Company, 1821. 8vo. With 5 plates (4 full-page engraved views, folding aquatint plate), 4 wood-engraved views in text. Later red half morocco.

      Chadenat 1173; Howes M-740; Sabin 50230. First English edition of a part of De Montulé's Voyage en Amérique, en Italie, en Sicile et en Egypte, pendant les années 1816, 1817, 1818 et 1819, which was written in the form of series of 77 letters and which was also published in 1821. Of the original collection of 77 letters, the present translation comprises 19 letters in which the author relates of his visits to New York (with a very nice view of the city seen from the West with a steam-boat in the foreground), Philadelphia (including the aquatint plate of the mammoth, exhibited in the Philadelphia National History museum), St. Thomas (2 letters), St. Domingo (2 letters), Port Royal, Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica (3 letters), the Mississippi (on board the ship Vesuvius, 3 letters), Louisville (on the Ohio), Pittsburg, Buffaloe (with the plate depicting Niagara Falls) and Albany. On his travels, the author studied the culture of tobacco, sugar, cotton and wheat. Spine restored; occasionally slightly foxed; binding rubbed. A good copy, with engraved armorial bookplate of C.L.F. Robinson (Newport).

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        Memoirs of My Own Times [Two Volumes of Four]

      Abraham Small 1816 - Philadelphia, 1816. 8vo, contemporary calf, xv, 855, [42] + [4], 578, [260] pp. With folding charts. The first two volumes of Wilkinson's memoirs, an important primary source. Institutional library bookplate to front pastedowns, marginal tear to one fold-out. Front board of first volume nearly detached. Contents bright and complete. Good copies of the first two of three volumes, lacking the third volume or the atlas. Howes W-429, Sabin 104029 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire et rapports sur les fumigations sulfureuses appliquées au traitement des affections cutanées et plusiers autres maladies.Paris, Imprimerie Royale, at the author, 1816. 8vo. With the wood-engraved arms of France on the title-page, 11 folding engraved plates (8 showing patients with skin diseases, coloured by a contemporary hand, and 3 with construction drawings of fumigation compartments and other equipment, uncoloured). Contemporary gold-tooled grained red morocco, blue-glazed endpapers; gilt edges.

      Waller 3398; Wellcome, p. 83; not in Garrison & Morton; Honeyman; Norman Library; Osler. First edition of a well-illustrated account of the curative properties of sulphur fumes for the treatment of (primarily skin) diseases: not for the squeamish. The text pages are printed on wove paper; the plates on laid paper. In very good condition, with only light foxing in a few leaves. The binding also very good, with only a small hole near the base of the spine. A fascinating study of both the illnesses and the treatments, both well illustrated.

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        Emma - First Editions

      London John Murray 1816 - Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of 'Pride and Prejudice,' &c. &c. London: Printed for John Murray, 1816. First edition. Three twelvemo volumes. One of 2000 copies produced and the last novel to be published during Austen's lifetime - her fourth novel and published anonymously. Half titles to volumes 1 and 2 missing (as is usual), but volume three has half-title present. Beautifully clean pages without foxing and clean page edges. All three volumes have been sumptuously rebound by Aquarius of London, using twenty-three and a half carat gold leaf to the titles and in full leather. Raised gilt bands. Superb bindings and rare to find any bindings by Aquarius. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Loidis 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. Loidis 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. Two matching large folio volumes, full leather binding with gilt decoration and raised bands. Wear and loss at spine ends, Split in lower quarter of front joint in volume I, leather is rubbed. Sound binding. Volume I has modern book plate on inside of front cover and pasted in are various newspaper articles relating to William Dove, the Leeds Poisoning Case (Aug 1856). Handwriiten note on title page. Volume II has short split in leather on lower front joint. Light foxing to prelims, pages are otherwise clean. Decorated capitals throughout. Pages have a light aroma of tobacco smoke. 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. (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; Church ad Bardsey, Porch and Interior; Harewood Castle 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 (missing); Harewood House; Tomb of Lord Chief Justice Gasgoigne; Porch at Adel; Arch 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; Bay Window & 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 (hand written note at lower edge of page); Swillington Hall; Tomb and Monument of Sir Roberton Waterton; Tomb of Baron Saville and Sir Henry Saville his son at Methely; Tomb of Lionel Lord Welles at Methley; Saxon Sculptures at Dewsbury with a tomb of later date; Sculptured Stones form the Saxon Church at Dewsbury; 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; Bowling Hall; Celts etc found near Halifax (colour); Statue of Archbishop Tillotson at Sowerby; Rev. William Sheepshanks (appendix); Bierley Hall. 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; Chantry on the Bridge at Wakefield; Remnant of the House of the Savilles at Thornhill; Fortification of Almonbury; Miryshaw; Halifax Church. Pedigrees inserted are: Oates of Leeds; Dixon; Lords of Harewood; Lascelles; Fawkes of Farnley; Dyneley of Bramhope; Stansfeld of Stansfeld Hall; Rookes of Roydes Hall; Vavasour of Weston; Tong of Tong; Tempest of Bracewell and Tong; Lowther of Lonsdale and Swillington; Savile of Mexborough; Beaumont of Whitley; Sheepshanks and York of Leeds (twice!); Sharp of Little Houghton (Horton) (missing); Smyth of Heath and Holbeck; Richardson of Bierley (appendix). Volume II. Frontis, title-page with pasted vignette; dedcation pages (4); dedication page to Peregrine-Hyde, Lord Marquis of Caermarthen etc (previous owners name hand written at top of page); Preface v-xvi; Life of the Author i-xvii; plate of Leeds; text of Ducatus Leodiensis, 268pp; Addenda, Apendix etc. 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 (addenda); Plate of Coins in Catalogue of Antiquities, Roman Monies and Medals; Arms and Quarterings of the Danby's of Danby in the Appendix; Plate of Antiquities in the Rarities; Thorpe on the Hill. Vignettes include: West Door to Kirkstall Abbey, with Whitaker's Arms impaled with Thoresby's; The Grammar School, Leeds. Inserted Pedigrees are: Osborne, Wilson of Leeds (incl Beckett), Poole of Leeds & the Milnes of Wakefield and Fryston; Armytage of Kirklees; Totty of Allerton Gleadow; Howard, Duke of Norfolk; Milner of Pudsey; Hutton of Marske; Neviles of Holbeck and Chevet; Wentworth of Wooley and Hickleton; Hewley and Wolrich; Milner of Nun-Appleton; Blayds of Leeds & Oulton; Fentons of Leeds; Ingram, Lord Viscount Irwin; Wentworth, Earl of Strafford. Additional Pedigrees include: Dukes of Leeds; Sykes of Sykes Dyke; Copley; Harrison; Bathurst; Eyre; Simpson; Richardson; Revot; Neale; Thornton; Tomlinson; Rockley; Todd; Lawson; Dyneley; Scudamore; Sharp; Clifford; Boyle; Fairfax; Wombwell; Morris; Cooke; Hodgson; Perrot; Watkinson; Lodge; Pawson; Bright; Atkinson; Bland; Rodes; Portington; Washington; Spencer; Baynes; Iveson; Folkingham; Osmunde; Skelton; Thornhill; Calverley; Mauliverer; Torre; Hardwick; Passelew; Bourchier; Berehaughe; Brearey; Parker; Ashton; Malby; Beckwith; Hickes (penciled note); Ibbetson; Brudenell; Wade; Foxcroft; Kirke; Stanhope; Rawden; Hawkesworth; Gascoigne; Cary; Fletcher; Hopton; Stapleton; Ingleby; Farrer; Gale; Beeston; Bland; Darcy; Harebred; Saltonstall; Witham; Hastings; Lawson; Wharton; Matthew and Williams; Clayton; Pudsey; Kitchingman; Dickinson; Akeroyd. Size: Large folio. 2-volume set (complete). Contains many black and white illustrations. No dust jacket, as published. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 4 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 50317061216.. This book is heavier than 1kg, and may incur additional delivery charges on some delivery services to some locations..

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        Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Tramsmitting A Statement of Lands, Lots, and Dwelling Houses, and of Slaves [with]. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, An Abstract of the Valuation Lands, Slaves, and Dwelling Houses…[with] Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, Respecting the Valuation of Lands, Lots, Dwelling Houses and Slaves

      Washington: William A. Davis, 1816. Pamphlet formate, folio, disbound, first pamphlet 3 leaves (printed on recto only, second 7pp., third 6 pages and folding chart. Pamphlet extracted from larger volumne, chipping along spine and edges, not affecting text, second papmple completely disbound, paper browned, and somewhat dry These pamphlets are rare, and represent an important source of information on the numbers and values of slaves in early 19th century America. The first title presents the value assigned to slaves in 11 states, including New York. The second lists the number and values of slaves in the various counties in the state of Maryland. The final pamphlet presents real estate values, and values on dwellings, including slaves, in the counties of Pennsylvania. The information in these reports was compiled by Alexander James Dallas (1759-1817), who was the Secretary of the Treasury. Dallas, born in Kingston, Jamaica, settled in Pennsylvania, and practiced law there. Eventually he would become Secretary of the Treasury in 1814, when the nation was almost bankrupt. He managed to reorganize the department, get the country out of debt, created a surplus, and even helped promote what would become the Second Bank of the United States. ANB.

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        Future President, General William Henry Harrison, Successfully Defends Himself Against Graft Charges

      Northbend, OH 1816 - Autograph Letter Signed as Congressman, to Peter Hagner. Northbend, [Ohio], September 18, 1816. 3 pp, 7 1/2 x 12 1/2 in., On two conjoined sheets. During a Congressional inquiry that he requested to clear his name, Harrison answers criticism regarding an incident during his command of the Northwestern Army during the War of 1812. Here, the future president provides lengthy details to the Department of War about "supplying the troops at Detroit under orders given by General Cass & Colo Butler" in order "to supply the neglect of the contractor in furnishing the troops then." Partial Transcript"When I received your letter containing a Statement of Certain Claims made by Mr. Orr against the Government I appointed a day to meet Capt. Oliver in Cincinnati for the purpose of examining the statements together that we might write in affording you all the light on the Subject which it was in our power to afford. But when I expected to meet him, I found that he had taken a trip to some part of Virginia. Two absences from home since that period and the illness of my wife has prevented me from attending heretofore to your request. I enclose you the statement with the several items numbered & here follow my remarks on each.No.1 I made in the course of the last Winter a long statement containing all the circumstances which authorised this purchase to be laid before a Committee of Congress. This statement together with my letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives was referred by that House to the Secretary of War amongst the documents which accompanied it were the original letters from Gen Gano to me describing his situation & that of the Garrisons of Sandusky & Put in Bay & the neglect of the Contractor to broker the necessary supplies. A referrence to these documents will furnish all the information which I can give. Capt. Olliver says that the documents which accompanied his accounts will also shew the Correctness of his proceedings.No 2 & 3 I do not know from the manner in which these two charges is made to what purchases they refer. I suppose however that they refer to the purchase of Beef Cattle made by Mr. Piatt in the fall of 1813 & to the Purchases made by him in the Winter following winter for the supplying the troops at Detroit under orders given by General Cass & Colo Butler in the first instance & afterwards repeated by me. The statement to which I have referred above in the possession of the Secretary of War will shew that in June 1813 I offered to deliver to Mr. Orr the whole of the public provisions, he refused to take them upon the only terms which I thought proper to offer them.In the Month of September following when the Army was about to embark on the lake in prosecution of the objects of the campaign I believe he would have taken them - but at that period I thought it proper to retain them & to continue to issue them by means of the Commissariat which had been previously organized for the following reasons. - After the Contractor had refused to take them in June I did not think that the Government were obliged to deliver them When they had been bought at great expense, difficulty & risque to the very margin of the lake From a calculation which was made by Col. Bartlett the Quarter Master General it appeared that the United States would gain a considerable sum by pursuing this course - as the state in which the provisions then were would enable the commissioner to issue them with little or no loss . The other considerable purchase of provisions made by the Commissary was done by the direction of Gen Cass & Col. Butler (who successively commanded at Detroit) to supply the neglect of the contractor in furnishing the troops then.7. The march of the Army up the Thames was certainly rapid but I cannot conceive why it should be called Desultory. - the rear of the Army was safe & the Contractors proper I should suppose might have taken care of the Hides - Altho not wi. (See website for full description)

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        Des ehemaligen Reichsstiftes Ottenbeuren Benediktiner Ordens in Schwaben Sämmtliche Jahrbücher, in Verbindung mit der allgemeinen Reichs- und der besonderen Geschichte Schwabens diplomatisch, kritisch, und chronologisch. bearbeitet, sammt zwei Einleitungskapiteln über das älteste Schwaben. 4 Bände.

      Ottobeuren und Augsburg, Johann Baptist Ganser, 1813-, 1816. - circa 21 x 12,5 cm. Zusammen mehr als 2600 Seiten, mit 1 lith. Ansicht von Anton Haelmle und 1 lith. Karte von Franz Xaver Gabelsberger (beide gefaltet) Marmorierte Pappbände d. Zt., jeweils mit geprägtem Rückenschild "Lentner 9683. Vollständige erste Ausgabe mit dem zunächst wohl nicht geplanten und später erschienenen vierten Band (auf dem ersten Titel werden noch "drei Bände" angekündigt) und den beiden grossen lithographierten Tafeln: der Vogelschauansicht des Klosters von Anton Haelmle sowie der Karte der Ottobeurer Besitzungen von Franz Xaver Gabelsberger (beides "Inkunabeln der Lithographie", vgl. Winkler 282,4 und 241, 1). - Der Autor Maurus Feyerabend (1754-1818) war Prior des Klosters; er gibt die Geschichte des Klosters Ottobeuren aus den Quellen und Urkunden, die er ausgiebig zitiert. Seine Darstellung reicht bis zur Säkularisation und endet im Jahr 1802. " "- Etwas gebräunt und stockig, Einbände berieben, der vierte Band am Rücken unten mit grösserer hinterlegter Abschabung des Überzugspapieres, sonst insgesamt recht gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Types et caractères Russes.Paris, Capelle (back of half-title: Corbeil), 1847. 2 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary dark green half sheepskin.

      Cat. Russica G867; Widener Library, Slavic history and literatures, p. 320. First edition of a critical political work on Russia by Ivan Golovine (1816-1890), a Russian exile living in England, France, Germany and eventually the United States. It includes several short stories, "the subjects which are principally political, and borrowed from passing events" (English edition), often written in dialogue form. With these stories, perhaps partly fictional, the author tries to point out the shortcomings and maladministration of the Russian government and especially of Tsar Nicolas I and his predecessor, Alexander I. Golovine described Russia as the most "wretched of countries", its population basically being slaves, which didn't make him popular among his fellow Russian exiles. The work was dedicated to Lord Dudley Stuart, who received Golovine during his stay in London.Some minor foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Binding rubbed along the extremities, slightly worn along the spines, but otherwise good.

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        ANDECHS. - Trachten., "Ein Knabe von Andechs", sitzend auf einer Weide, links und rechts Ziegen.

      Kreidelithographie von Lorenz Quaglio, datiert 1816, 26 x 21 cm. Maillinger I, 2984 Winkler 642, 34. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. BAYERN, Oberbayern, Trachten

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        Navigazioni di Cook pel grande oceano e intorno al globo per servire d'introduzione alla raccolta de' viaggi più interessanti es

      Opera completa in 7 volumi NOTE: 3 TITOLO: Navigazioni di Cook pel grande oceano e intorno al globo per servire d'introduzione alla raccolta de' viaggi più interessanti eseguiti dopo quel celebre Navigatore nelle varie parti del mondo. AUTORE: Cook,Captain James. CURATORE: Prima edizione italiana. EDITORE: Dalla Tipografia Sonzogno e Comp. DATA ED.: 1816-1817, COLLANA: completa ma con st strappetti, i testi e le tavole sono in ottimo stato).

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        Histoire de l'enfant prodigue en douze tableaux, tirée du Nouveau testament dessinée et gravée par Jean Duplessi-Bertaux en 1815.

      P. Didot l'Ainé, A Paris 1816 - In-4 de 52 pp. et 24 planches hors texte, demi-maroquin bleu à coins, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre sur le plat supérieur, tête dorée, non rogné (reliure de l'époque). Suite complète très rare en deux états des vignettes dessinées et gravées par Jean Duplessi-Bertaux sur un texte de P.A. Miger : 1. série de 12 vignettes en tête de chapitre sur vélin. 2. série de 12 vignettes. Les épreuves des figures sont avant les numéros et avant le nom de l'artiste. Exemplaire à grandes marges en premier tirage sur papier vélin. On joint un portrait colorié de Duplessi-Bertaux par Fromenti. Traces de frottements sur la reliure, petites rousseurs. Cohen-De Rici, 339 ; Beraldi, Les Graveurs du 18e siècle, II, n°41 p. 87 ; Damascène Morgand, 35846.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Dodd, (George, 1770-1827, Prime Minister)

      1816 - thanking him for "the Acc[oun]ts of the Alienation office for the past year", Canning will "be in England soon after Easter", any letter "before I have the pleasure of meeting you in London . addressed to me at the Earl of Morley's, Saltram, Plympton, will meet me on my landing", as to any papers, "be so good as to transmit your Packet to Mr Freeling of the General Post Office", (later Sir Francis, 1764-1836, Secretary of the Post Office), 1 side 4to, Lisbon, 22nd March light remains of laying down by blank corners of verso Written shortly after Canning's recall to office in March 1816. In 1807, as foreign secretary, Canning had persuaded the Regent of Portugal to leave for Brazil while the British took over his fleet to oppose Napoleon. Out of office since 1809, in 1814 he took up an offer to lead a magnificent embassy to Lisbon in order to welcome the Regent back. In the event, the Regent did not return, Napoleon's hundred days and Waterloo followed, and the embassy was abandoned. Canning stayed on, not least for the health of his son George, who was seriously lame. Now Lord Liverpool offered him the cabinet post of President of the Board of Control of India, leading eventually to Canning's succeeding Lord Liverpool as Prime Minister. The Alienation Office, a feudal survival, issued licences to alienate crown property to individuals. Canning was Receiver General from 1797 to 1827, when he became Prime Minister, and Charles Dodd succeeded him as the last holder of the office, 1827-1832.

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        The History of the Wars occasioned by The French Revolution, including a sketch of the early history of France, and the circumstances which led to the revolution in that country; together with a complete History of the Revolution in France, etc

      Published by Richard Evans, London and John Bourne, Edinburgh, 1816, 1st edition. Full leather binding with later replacement leather spine. Gilt horizontal lines to spine. Gilt titling on black leather patch. 16ins x 10ins, new marbled endpapers, viii, 584pp plus colour frontis and 21 colour plates as listed. Text printed in two column format. Small stain (not affecting text) to top of first ten pages. Remnant of original spine loosely inserted at rear. Original leather boards a bit rubbed and scuffed. VG.

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        Uittreksel uit het dagboek van W.J.C. Ridder Huyssen van Kattendyke, Kapitein-Luit. ter zee, gedurende zijn verblijf in Japan in 1857, 1858 en 1859. The Hague, W.P. van Stockum (printed by Giunta d'Albani), 1860. 8vo. With large folding lithographed map (67 x 54.5 cm) depicting the west coast of Japan and Kiusiu, by E. Spanier after H.O. Wichers. Original publisher's printed stiff paper wrappers.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 478; Cordier, Japonica, col. 552; map not in Walter; for the author: NNBW V, col. 254. Author's presentation copy of the first and only edition of a description of Japan by the Dutch naval commander Willem Johan Cornelis Huyssen van Kattendyke (1816-1866), recording events of his service in Nagasaki and surroundings in 1857, 1858 and 1859. It is a revised excerpt from his diary, with a lithographed map by H.O. Wichers, based on the maps and measurements of Von Siebold and recent measurements by Huyssen van Kattendyke's colleagues. It describes the last years of Japan's sakoku policy.With the author's presentation label on the inside of the front wrapper: "Present-Exemplaar van den Schrijver". Library stamps and labels on front cover, flyleaf and title-page. Book block detached, spine damaged, repaired with clear tape. With some occasional minor spots, but otherwise internally still a good copy.

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        A Summary of the Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington, from the Period of his First Achievements in India, to his Invasion of France, and the Decisive Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815.

      Dublin: printed for George Mullens [sic], 1816 - Octavo (235 x 185 mm). Contemporary green straight-grain morocco by George Mullen, title gilt direct to the spine, low flat bands, gilt, large device composed of floral tools gilt to the compartments, both boards with broad gilt border with twined oak leaves and shamrocks, large shamrock corner tools, enclosing strapwork panels in blind, turn-ins gilt, green morocco hinges, drab paper doublures and free endpapers, all edges gilt, dark blue silk page-marker still intact. Lightly rubbed, spine gently sunned, very good indeed, light browning, a scatter of pale foxing, but a very good copy indeed. Hand-coloured engraved folding battle plan of the Battle of Waterloo by Gonne & Brocas, Dublin, text in French, based on that issued by Jouvenel in Brussels, 1815. First and only edition of this uncommon Southey title - only 6 locations on Copac, and a just a single copy recorded at auction - here offered a large paper copy in a handsome, and highly appropriate Regency morocco presentation binding. This was a piece which stirred some controversy. Originally published in the Quarterly Review - the Tory periodical on which "Southey lived from 1809 onwards, writing for every number" and sometimes receiving as much as £100 for an article (William Wallace, Critical Introduction to Robert Southey, in Craik, English Prose) - the essay was subject to "censorship" directed by none other than Wellington himself in his efforts to dictate the authorised version of his great victory. Southey had accepted the Duke's assertion that "the battle was won before the weight of Prussian numbers became significant", however, he did "dare to suggest that the Duke had been caught somewhat off-guard on 15 June and that the Prussians had contributed materially to the day" (Foster, Wellington and Waterloo: The Duke, The Battle and Posterity 1815-2015). Through his "agent" John Wilson Croker, Wellington brought pressure to bear on the Quarterly's editor William Gifford, to bring the narrative in line, and Gifford "welcomed the changes and resisted Southey's efforts to reverse Croker's edits" (Cutmore, Contributors to the Quarterly Review: A History, 1809-25, p.70). This elegant production, which was never published in London, was perhaps produced as a rejoinder to Wellington's lordly interference. It is interesting to note that the title of the map refers to the battle as La Belle Alliance, a nomenclature much resisted by Wellington for its implication of Prussian partnership in victory, with one of Croker's interpolations to Southey's text specifically addressing this. The superb binding is by George Mullen, perhaps the leading Dublin binder of his time, the tooling precisely matching that of the University of Missouri's red morocco copy, and perhaps just slightly surpassed by the BL's copy, where the shamrock corner-pieces of the border are replaced by a combined rose, shamrock and thistle "posy", and the blind panelling reduced in size for the inclusion of large gilt corner-pieces with scrolled foliate and floral tools on a pointillé background. The present copy has the ownership inscription of "D: Normanton" - perhaps Diana, Countess of Normanton, daughter of George Augustus Herbert, 11th earl of Pembroke, and daughter-in-law of Charles Agar, Archbishop of Dublin - on blank preceding the map, bookplate removed from front pastedown. Not in Sandler [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An account of the origin, principles, proceedings, and results of an institution for teaching adults to read, established in the contiguous parts of Bucks & Berks, in 1814. Dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, patron of the institution.

      Windsor, printed for Knight and Son; and sold by Hatchard, and Gale and Fenner, London. 1816. 4to., xvi (numbered xvii in error) + 140pp., including the half-title, with a small library withdrawal stamp on front free endpaper, original boards, entirely uncut, sometime rebacked with paper, inscribed in ink on upper cover, The Right Honble Lord Grenville*, from the general committee.> A large, crisp. copy in fine state of preservation. First edition. A detailed and very full account of this provincial school for adults, motivated, of course, by the Christian objective that the uneducated working classes should be encouraged to read the Scriptures. Charles Goddard (1769/70 - 1848), a philanthropic and dedicated Church of England clergyman, was at the time serving as curate of the parish of Hitcham in Buckinghamshire. As general secretary of this adult institution, he uses this Account> to put on record the thinking behind the project. In summary, it was proving fruitless to teach Christian principles and the Christian faith to children when there was no support at home. 'Ordinarily speaking', Goddard writes, 'the illiterate and ignorant parent, himself without the desire or the means of instruction, is wholly indifferent to that of his children; and does not content himself with the bare neglect of his religious duties, but allows himself to scoff at them. The habitual and irreverent use of the name of the Deity; oaths of every kind indiscriminately applied to truth and falsehood, upon slight occasions as on the most important ones; the violation of the Sabbath-day; not the coveting merely, but the actual purloining systematically of his neighbours' property, in all those instances where it may be done with impunity; these are the scenes which the children of the poorer classes are in far the greater number of instances exposed to witness, by means of the most impressive part of their education - that which is given them under the roof of their parents.' [pp.107-8]. The first Adult Sunday School had been founded in Nottingham in 1798. By 1816 there were 31 such schools with an estimated 1581 adults in attendance. * William Wyndam Grenville, Baron Grenville (1759-1834), statesman, Prime Minister 1806-07 and leader of the Whig party 1807-17.

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        [PREVENTING A WAR WITH JAPAN] Zapiski Flota Kapitana Rikorda o Plavanii Ego k Yaponskim Beregam v 1812 i 1813 Godakh i o Snosheniyakh s Yapontsami [i.e. Notes of Fleet Captain Rikord About his Voyage to Japan's Shores in 1812 and 1813, and His Relations with the Japanese]

      St. Petersburg: Naval Typ, 1816. [viii], 137, [iii] pp. 25,5x18 cm. With an aquatint portrait frontispiece of Takadaya-Kahei and four folding copper engraved maps and plans after P. Rikord. Period style mottled full leather with gilt tooled ornaments on the boards; all edges coloured. Pre-revolutionary owner's ink stamp on the title page. Paper slightly age toned, some leaves with minor staining. Otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Rare Russian imprint as only nine copies were found in Worldcat. Primary source of the early history of Russian-Japanese relations closely connected with the first Russian circumnavigation (1803-1806) under command of Adam von Krusenstern and the Russian-American Company under Nikolay Rezanov (1764-1807). «In 1807 Golovnin was commissioned by the Russian government to survey the coasts of Kamchatka, the Russian American colonies and the Kuril Islands» (Howgego 1800-1850, G15). The book describes the rescue operation organised by Captain Peter Rikord (1776-1855) on the Imperial Russian sloop «Diana» as a result of the famous diplomatic Golovnin incident (1811-1813), which brought Russia and Japan to the brink of war. Count Nikolai Rezanov took part in Krusenstern's circumnavigation with the goal to deliver the first Russian embassy to Japan and to establish diplomatic relations between the countries. The embassy was unsuccessful, and in 1805 the Emperor of Japan prohibited Russian ships and subjects from approaching Japanese shores. Following the instructions of an irritated and insulted Rezanov, in 1806-1807 two ships of the Russian-American Company - 'Yunona' and 'Avos' under the command of young navy officers Nikolas Khvostov and Gavriil Davydov sailed to the Japanese possessions on the Southern Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands and Hokkaido, robbed and burned the shore settlements, and captured several Japanese people. Although both Khvostov and Davydov were arrested as soon as they arrived in Okhotsk and were sent to Saint Petersburg to be trialed, the attitude of the Japanese to Russians deteriorated; Russia was considering preparing for a war with Japan. In 1808-1811 the Russian sloop 'Diana' under the command of Vasily Golovnin and Peter Ricord (second-in-command) was sent on a second official Russian circumnavigation to explore and describe the Russian Far East, Kamchatka and Alaska. Upon his return from Russian America in 1811 Golovnin sailed to chart the Kuril Islands. During a short stop at Kunashir Island, Golovnin, his two officers and four sailors were taken prisoners by the Japanese, transported to the Hokkaido Island and were kept in prison near the town of Matsumae for over two years. The peaceful solution of the conflict became possible only as a result of the friendly relationship between Peter Rikord, who organized and led three expeditions to rescue his commander Golovnin, and a prominent Japanese businessman and public figure Takadaya Kahei (1769-1827), who was captured by Rikord with his ship Kanze-maru, and stayed in Russia for several months. Takadaya Kahei learned Russian, and upon returning home he convinced the Japanese government that the Russians could be trusted. The Russian sailors were then released from Japanese captivity (no one in history had ever returned from the Japanese captivity before). This work describes the story of Golovnin's capture and rescue in a very captivating manner. The plates and maps depict the views of the harbours and ports of Edermo (modern Erimo) and Hakodate, plans of the special facilities built for the negotiations, and a portrait of Takadaya Kahei. Rikord's book is considered by Russian bibliographers as a supplement to the book by Golovnin, titled Captivity in Japan During the Years 1811, 1812, 1813 which was published earlier the same year (SPb., 1816).

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        Travels in Brazil.

      London, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1816.. FIRST EDITION. Large 4° (30 x 22 cm.), original boards (neatly refurbished at head and foot of spine, printed paper label slightly chipped and worn but intact). Uncut. Some offsetting from plates. Otherwise in fine condition. Old ownership signature of James Maury on recto of front free endleaf. Circular printed ticket of (Wright) & Cruickshank, 60 Castle Street, Liverpool in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf. 2 maps, 8 hand-colored aquatints, ix, (3), 501, (1) pp., (3 ll. advertisement). *** FIRST EDITION of this classic work. Born in Portugal, the son of a Liverpool sugar dealer, Henry Koster originally visited Brazil for health reasons. He arrived in Recife in mid-December of 1809. As his health improved, he began traveling in Parahiba and Maranhão. He settled in Pernambuco at the "Jaguaribe", a sugar plantation, and later acquired land in Itamaraca and a sitio in Gamboa. During his residence in Brazil he sailed several times to England, where in 1816 he published this celebrated book. Koster died in Recife in 1820. Although Koster had no intention of writing a book about Brazil, he was urged to do so by friends, the most notable of whom was perhaps Robert Southey, whom he met and befriended in Portugal in 1801, and whose library he utilized. Travels in Brazil was very well received by the public and critics; a second edition was issued the following year, and soon thereafter it was translated into French and German. Today it remains the best description in English of northern Brazil just before Independence, and the original edition is of considerably greater rarity than most English travel literature of the period. The plates that illustrate the work were executed according to Koster's own drawings by a close relative. The maps show the city of Pernambuco and the northeast coast of Brazil. In the Appendix (pp. 475-501), Koster transcribes 2 monographs, rare today, that Arruda Camara published in Rio de Janeiro, 1810; both deal with the plants of Brazil. Koster was keenly observant. In his description of the town of Pernambuco, for example (pp. 5-9), he notes the height and building material of houses in various sections of the town, the condition of the streets, public buildings, bridges, and the source of water. Similar but less detailed information is given about Olinda, Natal and São Luis do Maranhão. On pp. 298-301 he describes the building of his own house, commenting on the types of wood used for different parts. In addition to references to sugar and sugar plantations throughout the text, Chapter XVI (pp. 336-64) is devoted entirely to sugar, and two of the aquatints are related to the subject: One shows a sugar mill, another a planter and his wife on a journey. *** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 437: "This first edition is the one most sought after." Abbey 704. Sabin 38272. Schäffer, Portuguese Exploration to the West and the Formation of Brazil 80. Griffin, Latin America: A Guide to the Historical Literature 3355: "A classic account . . . rich in detail concerning the appearance and character of the people, their towns, the royal government, the countryside generally, and the plantations in particular." Annaes da Biblioteca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro 1069. Conrad 480. Dutra, Guide to the History of Brazil 626. Naylor 51. Bosch 299. Mindlin, Highlights 244. Rodrigues 1344. Cf. McNeil & Deas 43: the second edition.

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        Uittreksel uit het dagboek van W.J.C. Ridder Huyssen van Kattendyke, Kapitein-Luit. ter zee, gedurende zijn verblijf in Japan in 1857, 1858 en 1859. The Hague, W.P. van Stockum (printed by Giunta d'Albani), 1860. 8vo. With large folding lithographed map (67 x 54.5 cm) depicting the west coast of Japan and Kiusiu, by E. Spanier after H.O. Wichers. Original publisher's printed stiff paper wrappers.

      - Cat. NHSM, p. 478; Cordier, Japonica, col. 552; map not in Walter; for the author: NNBW V, col. 254. Author's presentation copy of the first and only edition of a description of Japan by the Dutch naval commander Willem Johan Cornelis Huyssen van Kattendyke (1816-1866), recording events of his service in Nagasaki and surroundings in 1857, 1858 and 1859. It is a revised excerpt from his diary, with a lithographed map by H.O. Wichers, based on the maps and measurements of Von Siebold and recent measurements by Huyssen van Kattendyke's colleagues. It describes the last years of Japan's sakoku policy.With the author's presentation label on the inside of the front wrapper: "Present-Exemplaar van den Schrijver". Library stamps and labels on front cover, flyleaf and title-page. Book block detached, spine damaged, repaired with clear tape. With some occasional minor spots, but otherwise internally still a good copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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