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

      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.Publisher: London: printed for the Society by William Bulmer and Co.Year: 1816Edition:

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        The Narrative of Robert Adams

      

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        THE RATIONAL PRIMER. Embellished with cuts.

      6, 24, 7-12 pages. Illustrated with 32 small wood-engravings. Original plain buff wrappers. 9.5 x 8 cm. The text includes alphabets and syllabaries, and end with the Ten Commandments. Later name and collection number on front pastedown, else a fine copy. Darton G796(3).

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        Principj ragionati di agricoltura tradotti dal tedesco di A. Thaer in francese da E.V. Crud. E trasportati in italiano, con aggiunta di annotazioni da Luigi Targioni. Tomo primo (... Tomo XIV)

      dalla Stamperia Masi (poi Raffaele Orlando, poi Gio. Batista Seguin), 1816. 8vo (cm. 19,6), 14 Tomi legati in 7 Voll., 199(1) pp. con una tabella rip. f.t.; 192 pp.; 201(1) pp.; 192 pp.; 191(1) pp. con una tabella rip. f.t.; 214 pp., 1 c.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 202 pp., 2 cc.nn. con una tabella rip. f.t.; 198 pp., 3 cc.nn.; 179(1) pp., 2 cc.nn.; 210 pp., 3 cc.nn.; 198 pp., 3 cc.nn.; 215(1) pp., 4 cc.nn.; 208 pp., 4 cc.nn.; 175(1) pp., 3 cc.nn., 34 pp. con 5 tabelle rip. f.t. Legature coeve in mz. pelle con fili, piccoli fregi e titoli oro su tassello al ds. Ottimo esemplare, assai fresco. Rara edizione originale della traduzione italiana di questa opera a carattere economico-scientifico.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Amtsblatt der Königl. Preußis. Regierung zu Münster 1816 (1. Teilband Januar-Juli, der zweite Teilband fehlt; der Titel dieses Jahrgangs ist abweichend vom Reihentitel:"Amts-Blatt für die Provinz Westfalen")- 1820, Amtsblatt der Königlichen Regierung zu Münster 1822- 1828, 1830-1832, 1835-1836, 1840, 1843, 1845.

      Münster,, 1816-1845. - 336, 12; 34, 448; 34, 422; 40, 408; 34, 386; 13, 498; 14, 370; XV, 448; 16, 590,26; 21, 454; 29, 436, 20; 23, 456, 8; 26, 546; 25, 520, 43; 31, 514; 37, 336; 34, 336; 27, 394; 15, 390, 31, 15; 16, 326, 31, 6, 2, 36; Einbände berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt, fleckig und zum Teil mit Verlust des Rückenschilds. Innen durchgehend etwas fleckig, Vereinzelt mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Insgesamt recht ordentliches Leseexemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach dem Austral-Lande, in der Absicht die Entdeckung desselben zu vollenden; unternommen in den Jahren 1801, 1802 und 1803. Aus dem Englischen von Ferdinand Götze.

      Weimar: Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1816. Octavo, large folding map coloured in outline; an attractive copy in contemporary half calf, flat spine banded and decorated in gilt, leather labels. The very rare first edition in German of Flinders' great voyage account, the official narrative of his classic voyage of discovery in the Investigator, the first circumnavigation of Australia, 'an enlightening and fascinating story of brilliant navigation and discovery' (DNB). Flinders' voyage was a full-scale expedition to discover and explore the entire coastline of Australia (the name that Flinders himself preferred and championed). As Rodney Davidson points out, "the German edition is of particular interest because of its accompanying map": the map identifies Dutch, English and French discoveries on the Australian continent, picking them out in different colours. The text was translated from the English by Ferdinand Götze, who adds a brief preface and some explanatory footnotes; the appendices and two nautical/technical chapters that appeared in the original English edition are omitted. Flinders' work was of great interest to its German audience, then and now. As Henze has pointed out, 'Seine Karten übertreffen die Cookschen an Reichhaltigkeit und Präzision und waren für einige Gebiete noch während des Zweiten Weltkriegs in Gebrauch. Sein Reisewerk steht in der Entdeckungsgeschickte des fünften Kontinents nach Form und Inhalt ohne Gegenstück da' [''His maps surpass even those of Cook in their richness and accuracy, and continued in use for some areas even during the Second World War. His chief significance for the literature of discovery is in his exploration of the fifth continent, unparalleled in its scope and skilful execution'].Although separately issued this was also published as the sixth volume in the series 'Neue Bibliothek der wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen': in that form it would contain a series title, not present here in this undisturbed volume. Spine slightly rubbed but in generally excellent condition, with the map in fine state.

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        [Color Plate] Select Views of London. With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Some of the Most Interesting of its Public Buildings

      London Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, by J. Diggens, St. Ann's Lane, 1816 Imperial 8vo: [8],159,[1]pp, with 76 delicately hand-colored aquatints (five folding), by J. Hamble and Joseph Constantine Stadler after Papworth and Augustus Pugin, "of past London, with representations of City churches and other topographical features now no longer in existence" (Prideaux). Later green morocco over navy pebbled cloth, flat spine (sunned to brown) lavishly gilt, all edges marbled, marbled end papers. A fine Ackermann production in a tall, attractive copy, beautifully bound, occasional light offsetting and scattered foxing, plates fresh, clean and bright. Provenance: small, discreet book label of Le Baron E. de Thysebaert to corner of front paste down. Tooley 361. Abbey, Scenery, 217. Prideaux, p. 143-44. Fine First Edition in book form, the issue without Papworth's name on title page (no priority established). Originally published in Ackermann's Repository of arts, literature, fashions, etc., from 1810-15. Papworth, one of Ackermann's most prominent stalwarts, was an architect, designer of furniture, decorations, accessories, and store fronts, and a landscape gardener. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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      London: John Murray, 1816. Tall octavo, bound with the half-title but without the advertisement leaves; edges slightly trimmed and top-edge gilt; full tan calf by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. First edition: a beautiful copy of this important book, printing 'Kubla Khan' (arguably the most famous poem in the English language) and 'Christabel', widely considered Coleridge's most accomplished poetic composition.With characteristic self-deprecation, Coleridge states in his preface to 'Christabel' that 'my poetic powers have been, till very lately, in a state of suspended animation' and that the poem would have far better if he wrote it as a younger man. Likewise, the oft-quoted preface to 'Kubla Khan' laments the poverty of the poet faced with the mercurial intensity of an opium dream. Elsewhere Coleridge propounded the guiding paradigms of effective romantic poetry - that it be 'simple, sensuous, passionate' - aspirations powerfully manifest in the compositions published here for the first time. Fine.

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        ALS on Jardin du Roi letterhead regarding the appointment of a naturalist to the Uranie.

      Paris: 18 December, 1816. Single sheet of laid paper with printed letterhead, folded to letter size 25 x 20 cm., written in a neat secretarial hand and signed by Vauquelin on behalf of Jussieu and Desfontaines; old folds, excellent. A letter sent to Louis de Freycinet appointing a natural historian to the Uranie, signed by Vauquelin and stating the support of the Muséum de histoire naturelle for the expedition.Vauquelin was a professor at the Muséum de histoire naturelle in Paris, and was closely involved in the planning of the Freycinet voyage. The museum ultimately became the first repository of the bulk of the surviving scientific material and reports gathered by the naturalists and scientists.Written to Louis de Freycinet in Toulon, where he was making the final arrangements for the voyage, the letter announces that the Museum would like to confirm the appointment of a person to be responsible for the collection of natural history specimens. They have, the letter continues, tremendous interest in the success of the voyage, and so encourage Freycinet to appoint someone known for the sweetness (douceurs) of their character and for their talents, so as to make sure that the appointee is not in any way an inconvenience on board. Although this is in large part merely a formal politeness, the professors would all have remembered the awkwardness of the relations between scientists and officers on board the Baudin voyage, so this letter should also be seen in that light.Indeed, it is perhaps surprising that no scientist is actually named in this letter. It is certain that this is a reflection of Freycinet's decision to be personally responsible for all appointments: after all, as John Dunmore noted, Freycinet - like Captain Cook before him - had "learned from his experiences with Baudin that a group of scientists is likely to be a source of trouble, and he preferred to have the scientific work carried out by naval officers, whom he could easily control" (French Explorers in the Pacific, p. 65).In the event, the natural history collections of the voyage were overseen by Jean René Constant Quoy and Paul Gaimard, who excelled in the role.

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        Christabel: Kubla Khan, a vision; The Pains of Sleep. FIRST EDITION.

      John Murray. 1816 Half title. Expertly bound in appropriate quarter calf, marbled boards, vellum-tipped corners, dark green leather label. A v.g. handsome copy.Wise 32.

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        The Prisoner of Chillon. A poem. FIRST EDITION, 1st issue.

      John Murray. 1816 Half title, final ad. leaf & 4pp ads (Nov. 1816). Uncut in orig. drab wrappers; tiny nick at head of spine, but still an exceptionally well-preserved copy as originally issued in later maroon cloth folder.Randolph p.61; Wise I.113. The first issue, with p.61 blank, and the list of poems on p.62. This copy has 4pp additional ads, dated Nov. 1816, not mentioned by Randolph or Wise.

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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

      Printed by Oliver Steele. 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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        A System of Mineralogy

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co, 1816. xix, 537; xiii, 489; xii, 599, 13 plates. Hardback. 8vo, 3 vols, later half morocco, leather title-pieces to spines; worming to lower blank margins of the first 16 pages of the first volume, some foxing to plates, one ink annotation to plate 9. From an institutional library, no stamps or labels, but with the library logo in gilt to the spines. Fine set. 2nd edition. Rare. Robert Jameson (1774-1854) was a British geologist and natural historian. During a long and productive lifetime Jameson distinguished himself as a keeper of the Edinburgh University museum and its library, greatly expanding each; as a teacher for fifty years, with many distinguished pupils, most notably, Charles Darwin; as an editor of the distinguished 'Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal', a publication open to emerging new scientific ideas; and as an author of numerous books, 'System of Mineralogy' being his most important work. (ODNB)

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        Précis élémentaires des maladies réputées chirurgicales.

      Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1816. ____ Première édition. Exemplaire de prix "descerné à Mr. Martin dans le concours de 1837 à la faculté de médecine de Montpellier." Signé de Ca.. doyen de la faculté. *****. 3 volumes in-8. Collation : (4), XVI, 695/(4), 611/(4), 763 pp. Demi-chagrin brun, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Ensayo de la historia civil del Paraguay, Buesno-Ayres y Tucuman

      Impreta de M. J. Gandarillas. First Edition. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece on steel, inset. Paperback, in vintage paper. The papers for the three volumes are different, but the same bill. Misses the board of volume 3 and the back (in part) Volume 1, 2 and 3 Volume 3 covers lack the upper right corner on 3 leaves and a pale yellow stain from fading over half of the book. Beautiful copys however, because uncut and untrimmed, and chilled, except the third volume which suffered moisture. Important for the history of Buesno Aires and surrounding regions book (Paraguay, Argentina, coasts of Brazil, Tucuman is a small province of Argentina) made from original document. This story is all the more remarkable because it is the work of a native Argentina installed Buesno Ayres. Gregorio Funes (1749-1829), historian, jurist and educator, was a major figure in the fledgling country and the Argentine revolution. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Impreta de M. J. Gandarillas Buesno-Ayres 1816-1817 in-8 (14x20cm) (8) XI (1bc) 368pp. (13) et (4) 409pp.(14) et (4) 532pp. (11) 3 volumes brochés

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        Observations critiques sur l'ouvrage intitulé Génie du Christianisme suivies de quelques réflexions sur les écrits de M. de B., etc. relatifs à la loi du Divorce

      Delaunay. First Edition rare.Bound in half brown sheepskin with corners, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets and cold traces of rubbings on spine, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats brown paper, corners bumped, contemporary binding.Copy almost free of freckles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Delaunay Paris 1816 12,5x20,5cm relié

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        Traité élémentaire du calcul des probabilités.

      First edition Paris: Courcier, 1816. A fine uncut copy of his influential text book on probability - beeing the first exposition of Laplace's 'Théorie analytique des probabilités' (see Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, p.339).8vo (213 x 140 mm). VIII, 299, (3: errata) pp. Original interims-brochur, spine heavely worn but with no damage o the leaves. A small and well made repair to the lower right corner of the title page. Provenance: Ecole Sainte Genevieve and Saint-Louis de Jersey (library stamp on title). In all a fine copy in its original state. Fine. Fine.

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        Abrégé de l'histoire Romaine, orné de 49 gravures, qui en représentent les principaux sujets

      Edition illustrated with 49 figures in Plover, Piauget, Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, Eisen and engraved by Tardieu, Chenu ...Binding half calf antique brown. Back with nerves decorated with cold and 5 irons gilded nets and cold. As shagreen brown piece. boards a beautiful yellow marbled paper, red and brown. Traces of friction copings and joints. Beautiful copy, fresh. Lecrivain Paris 1816 In-4 (22,5x29,8cm) (4) 192pp. relié

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        Brief von Schreiberhand. Mit Unterschrift. 9. Januar 1816.

      1816. 32x20,5 cm. (wohl erhalten).

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        Gedenkzuil van den Nederlandschen Krijgsroem in Junij MDCCCXV (1815). With 9 engraved plates (copper engravings). Six of the plates are folding out.

      Johannes Allart,, 1816. In's Gravenhage, Johannes Allart, 1816. Large-8°. Illustrated Frontispice (by Velyn) XIV, 60 nn. (Naamlist der Inteekenaren), 136, 22 nn. pages. 11 illustrations including Frontispice. Hardcover / Early 20th century half morocco on five raised bands. Gilt lettering and ornaments to spine. Binding somehow rubbed. Corners slightly bumped only. Paper inside in excellent condition. Rare publication. NO foxing. Illustration on Prins van Oranje, Het Sneuvelen van den Hertog van Brunswijk Oels in den Slag van Waterloo, Een corps Schotten brengt de overwonnene Fransche Aadelaars over aan Wellington, Ontmoeting van de Generaals Wellington en Blucher na den Geeindigden Slag van Waterloo bij den Hoeve, Afteekening der Veldslagen van Lignij, Quatre Bras en La Belle Alliance tegen Napoleon Bonaparte op 16, 17 en 18 Junij 1815. etc.

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        The story of Rimini a poem.

      London: J. Murray, 1816. Octavo; in original boards. First edition.Although best remembered as friend and supporter to Keats and Shelley, Hunt was also a well-regarded and popular poet, and in this re-working of the tragedy of Paulo and Francesca from Dante's Inferno, he displays both his love of Italian literature and the reintroduction of freer verse forms into English poetry, both of which would inspire Keats, whom Hunt first met in 1816. Although its popularity has waned, it is still regarded as an important 'landmark in English poetry' (Mitchell). Fine.

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        Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes... Sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.

      Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1807-1816. Two volumes, quarto, and large quarto atlas in two parts containing 41 full-page engravings, many in original handcolouring, and 14 fine charts; the text volumes uncut; a fine set in modern quarter morocco. First edition: the Baudin-Freycinet expedition, one of the most important early explorations of Australia. This is the rare and important official account of the Baudin voyage to Australia and the Pacific, sent out by the French government in 1800 with orders to complete the cartographic survey of the Australian coast. Commanded by Nicolas Baudin, the expedition left France in 1800 and sailed via Mauritius to the Australian coast in the region of Cape Leeuwin, arriving in May 1801. Péron sailed as naturalist on the expedition and Freycinet as cartographer. The vessels Géographe and Naturaliste sailed north from Cape Leeuwin. The expedition surveyed the coast and made observations on the natural history and inhabitants, until they crossed to Timor. After three months the two ships set out for Tasmania, the party continuing to make detailed surveys, and went on to Sydney. They then undertook a complete survey of the southern coast and an examination of the northern coast before returning to Mauritius where, near the end of 1803, Baudin died. It was a celebrated voyage, which brought back to France the most important collection of natural history specimens in the history of the French Museum, as well as a wealth of geographical and other information.The Atlas Historique contains a series of wonderful coloured plates, some of the most beautiful of early views of Australia and fine natural history images, while the superb series of portraits of Aborigines represents the most compassionate yet honest portrayal of the displaced natives to be seen in any of the early voyage accounts. These exceptional illustrations are mostly by the remarkable artist Charles-Alexandre Lesueur: "Lesueur's scientific work runs parallel to artistic work of great importance. He was at one and the same time draughtsman and painter, naturalist and landscape artist. His talent was recognised in France in his own lifetime, by the award... of the silver medal of the Société des Beaux-Arts... " (Baudin in Australian Waters, p. 26).The narrative of the expedition was begun by Péron, and completed by Freycinet after Péron's death. A tacit agreement between Péron and Freycinet, both of whom disliked Baudin, kept the commander's name mostly absent from the account of the expedition. The French and English had completed their circumnavigations of the Australian continent at approximately the same time, but Flinders' imprisonment by the French on Mauritius meant that it was this French account which contained the first complete and detailed chart of the Australian continent to appear in print, one of the most beautiful, as well as one of the most famous of all maps of Australia. It also had immense geo-political significance with virtually the entire southern coast of Australia labelled "Terre Napoléon", indicating French colonial ambitions. Controversial even today, the map is often said to have been at least partly based on Flinders's charts and papers seized by the French. Much of the Baudin coastal exploration was commemorated by the numerous place-names along the Australian coast, especially in Tasmania and Western Australia.This set takes the form in which the book is usually seen, comprising the full narrative account and the Atlas Historique with its superb coloured plates. The important Atlas Hydrographique with accompanying text volume were separately published and distributed by a different bookseller: they are only very rarely found accompanying the official narrative. Small tear to the Australian map.

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        INGOLSTADT., "Ingolstadt im Jahre 1816". Großer Stadtplan, die Stadt noch von Wällen und Bastionen umgeben.

      Kupferstich von Anton Falger ("Contour.") und Joseph Päringer ("ausgearbeitet"), um 1816, 54,5 x 64,5 cm. Nicht bei Hofmann/Reissmüller. - Detaillierter Stadtplan, knapp um die Bordüre beschnitten. Kleiner Ausriss am oberen Rand fachmännisch restauriert. Etwas fleckig BAYERN, Militaria, Oberbayern

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        INGOLSTADT. "Ingolstadt im Jahre 1816". Großer Stadtplan, die Stadt noch von Wällen und Bastionen umgeben.

      - Kupferstich von Anton Falger ("Contour.") und Joseph Päringer ("ausgearbeitet"), um 1816, 54,5 x 64,5 cm. Nicht bei Hofmann/Reissmüller. - Detaillierter Stadtplan, knapp um die Bordüre beschnitten. Kleiner Ausriss am oberen Rand fachmännisch restauriert. Etwas fleckig

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        Konunga-sagor af Snorre Sturleson.

      

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        A New Chart of Part of the South Coast of England Extending from The Downs to Spithead. Drawn from the latest Surveys.

      1816 - London: Norie, 1816. Two sheets conjoined, total 640 x 1550mm. Some pencil annotations, a few small repairs. A scarce sea chart of south east England, published by Norie at his 'Navigation Warehouse', famed for its 'Little Midshipman' figurehead, borrowed by Charles Dickens as the shop kept by Sol Gils in his 1846 novel 'Dombey and Son'. It shows from Portsmouth to the Straits of Dover, with an inset detail of Spithead and four coastal profiles, including Dover and Beachy Head.

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        The Fly Fisher's Guide, illustratedby Coloured Plates, Representing Upwards of Forty of the MostUseful Flies, Accurately Copied from Nature.

      Liverpool. Printedfor the Author by G.F. Harris' Widow and Brothers. 1816. - sm4to,25.3cm, The First Edition, Large Paper Issue, Limited to 12 Copies,viii,150,[4]pp., with 9 copper engraved plates (8 hand-coloured)including frontis, 2 text vignette illustrations, first and lasttext pages, on hand made watermark paper, in the original crushedhalf dark green morocco, raised blind ruled bands, gilt spinetitles, pebbled green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., twoengraved heraldic book plates, in fine condition, very rare.Author's Signed Presentation, "Alex Pringle Esquire M.P. ofWhythank, . with the Author's best respects. June 14th, 1836". Pringle's bookplate on this front endpaper. Together with:Autograph Letter Signed; laid in, from the Author, same date, onesheet, folded to 28.6x 11.3cm, "I regret that the binder has madesuch a *bungling job in the management of the plates - To remedythis is not in my haven, as the copper plates are no longer in mypossession, I trust therefore you will excuse their irregularity. ". Alexander Pringle, of Whyteband and Yair, was the Member ofParliament for Selkirkshire. and obviously an avid angler - A FineCopy of a Rare and Important Work. Westwood & Satchell p20. A veryscarce copy of the large paper edition, one of only 12 copiesbelieved to exist. Heckscher 120. Starkman p61. One of the earliestbooks to include colour plates of tied flies. This is consideredthe precursor to Ronalds' Flyfisher's Entomology, 1836, and is onlythe second work, (after George Scotcher's Fly-fisher's Legacy,Chepstow, 1800) on angling to be illustrated with hand-colouredengravings of trout & salmon flies. According to Westwood &Satchell "Twelve copies of the first edition were in 4to., colouredwith greater care, and published at two guineas."* the plates areplaced high on the page, the strike line near or touching the topmargin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        2.ème Vue d'un Palais Prétorial, à Trèves.

      - Kupferstich von Reville und Lorieux nach Bence, 1816-1836. Ca. 42 x 53 cm. Aus dem monumentalen Werk "Les monumens de la France" von Alexandre de Laborde, das 1816-1836 in Paris erschien. Das vorliegende Blatt zeigt die Porta Nigra von der Landseite aus gesehen im Zustand des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, als die von Napoleon 1804 verfügte Freilegung im Gange war. Die im Mittelalter in dem ehemaligen römischen Stadttor eingerichtete Doppelkirche ist bereits aufgegeben. Das Dach der Kirche ist bereits abgetragen, aber durch die oberen Fenster sind noch die Gewölbe zu erkennen. Das Simeonstor und die Stadtmauer schließen im Osten an die ehemalige romanische Apsis der Kirche an, im Westen ist das Simeonstift dargestellt. Die Rundbogenfenster der Porta Nigra sind zum Teil vermauert. Im zweiten Stockwerk sind einige Männer in den Fenstern stehend dargestellt. Links unter der Darstellung befindet sich der Vermerk "Bence del.", rechts unterhalb der Vermerk "Reville et Lorieux sculp.".

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        Voyage fait dans les années 1816 et 1817, de New-York à la Nouvelle-Orléans et de l`Orénoque au Mississipi, par les petites et les grandes Antilles, contenant des détails absolument nouveaux sur ces contrées, des portraits de personnages influant dans les Etats-Unis, et des anecdotes sur les réfugiés qui y sonst etablis.

      Paris, Gide, 1818, 1816. 2 Bände. 313 / 418 S. 8°, grüne Pappbände der Zeit mit RSchild. Erste Ausgabe. - Sabin 50209. Leclerc, 3381. - Einbände etwas bestossen, teils wenig gebräunt, Bd. 2 Titel und erste Bll. am oberen Rand wasserrandig. - Kritische Betrachtung aus einer royalistischen Sichtweise.

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        A Letter to a Friend of Robert Burns: Occasioned by an Intended Republication of the Account of the Life of Burns, by Dr. Currie; and of the Selection Made by Him from His Letters.

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[4]; 37; [7]. Including publisher's adverts, dated March 1816. Re-bound c.1920 in black cloth with gilt titles to upper board. All edges untrimmed. Endpapers spotted, otherwise a clean copy; very good indeed. Wordsworth writes to James Gray (1770-1830), who was Latin Master at Dumfries Academy in 1788 when Burns moved to the area with Jean Armour and their children. The two men became friends, and in later life Gray made one of the first concerted efforts to redeem the personal reputation of Burns, who was tainted with the reputation of a philanderer and drunken debauchee by the biography published by Dr. James Currie in 1800. Gray seems to have forwarded Wordsworth a copy of the article he wrote for Alexander Peterkin's new edition of Currie's 'Life' on account of the preparations being made by Burns' brother Gilbert for his own re-issue, asking Wordsworth for help in framing his revisionist arguments. A rare and illuminating document not seen at auction since 1962.

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        A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF PETER LUNG, WHO IS SENTENCED TO BE EXECUTED IN JUNE NEXT, AND IS NOW CONFINED IN A GLOOMY DUNGEON, LOADED WITH CHAINS, AWAITING THE AWFUL EXECUTION OF THE LAW

      Hartford: William S. Marsh, 1816. 22pp. Early crude stitching. Rear cover detached, small tears at fore edge, sheets untrimmed. Contemporary manuscript notations. A good copy. Written as a series of letters to his mother and children, together with his dying address. Lung was tried and executed for the murder of his wife. The tone of the letters is reproachful, with the author citing several false and injurious statements made by his mother. Alcohol is to blame for most of the trouble with his wife: "We were now both of us, very angry, and conducted most imprudently and wickedly. We should not have done so had we not both been in a state of intoxication. And whenever we abused each other, as we often did, in a brutal and shocking manner, it was in consequence of drinking too much spirits; but when we got over it, we were always sorry for it." Scarce, with only five copies located in OCLC - New York Historical Society, Connecticut State Library, American Antiquarian Society, University of Michigan, and Colby College in Maine. McDADE 637. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 38112.

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        Ensemble de 13 lettres adressées par le Général, Comte César Berthier à son fils Paul,

      - 13 lettres in-8, pliées, avec adresse postale, tampon sec ou cachet de cire rouge, adressées à son fils Paul entre le 6 octobre 1816 et le 11 août 1819 par César Berthier, Général de divison, Comte Berthier de Berluy, frère du Maréchal Berthier, deux lettres ne sont pas datées, et l'une est sans adresse postale. Dans ces lettres le Comte Berthier se montre très proche de son fils à qui il prodigue de bons conseils, et donne des nouvelles de la famille. Les lettres sont signées "ton bon père". La dernière lettre, du 11 août 1819 a été écrite quelques jours avant la noyade accidentelle du Comte, le 17 août, au château de Grosbois. On y joint une lettre datée de 1845, adressée à Alfred, fils de Paul Berthier, décédé en Afrique, par sa tante, avec quelques lignes écrites par sa grand-mère, la Comtesse Berthier.

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        Des vésanies, ou maladies mentales

      VIII-308 pages, un tableau Paris, chez l'auteur, 1816, in-8, VIII-308 pages, un tableau dépliant, demi-basane fauve de l'époque, dos lisse et orné, ex-libris J. J. frappé en pied, tranches jonquille, Édition originale de cet ouvrage, le dernier sur lequel Dubuisson travailla, avant de perdre ses facultés mentales. L'auteur divise les maladies mentales en 5 catégories - hypocondrie, vésanies partielles, manie, démence et idiotisme - et reconnait les causes héréditaires, physiques et morales de la folie. L'ouvrage contient un tableau statistique dépliant, "servant à établir les proportions de guérison des aliénés" dans les hôpitaux de Charenton, Bicêtre, la Salpêtrière, dans les établissements d'Esquirol et dans celui de Dubuisson lui-même ; en Angleterre à Bethlem, Saint-luc et dans les établissements de la Société des Quakers près d'York ; à Berlin en Prusse ; et à Vienne en Autriche. Jacquelin Dubuisson (1770-1836) fit ses études à Paris et dirigea une maison de santé au petit Charonne, dans laquelle étaient accueillis à la fois les aliénés et les détenus politique. En 1812, il publia une Dissertation sur la manie. Claude-François de Malet était placé dans son établissement lorsqu'il ourdit son coup d'état contre Napoléon ; cet évènement semble avoir eu raison de la santé mentale de Dubuisson. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de Frantz Adam (1886-1968) à Charenton, avec son ex-libris manuscrit et la date de 1913 : interne puis psychiatre réputé à Charenton et à hôpital psychiatrique de Rouffach en Alsace, Frantz Adam fut aide-major puis médecin-major au 23e régiment d'infanterie pendant la Grande Guerre ; il est reconnu pour ses photographies prises sur le front et pour ses souvenirs, publiés en 1931 sous le titre « Sentinelles... prenez garde à vous... ». Bon exemplaire, malgré des rousseurs. Coins émoussés. Semelaigne I, p. 112.

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        1.ere Vue d'un Palais Prétorial, à Trèves.

      - Kupferstich von Reville und Perdoux nach Bence, 1816-1836. Ca. 41 x 52 cm. Aus dem monumentalen Werk "Les monumens de la France" von Alexandre de Laborde, das 1816-1836 in Paris erschien. Das vorliegende Blatt zeigt die Porta Nigra von der Stadtseite aus gesehen im Zustand des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, als die von Napoleon 1804 verfügte Freilegung im Gange war. Die im Mittelalter in dem ehemaligen römischen Stadttor eingerichtete Doppelkirche ist bereits aufgegeben. Die Rampe, die die Torbögen verschloß und zur Kirche im ersten Stockwerk führt, ist bereits verfallen, aber noch begehbar. Das Dach der Oberkirche fehlt, auch der Turmhelm ist abgetragen. An die romanische Ostapsis schließt ein Stadttor, das Simeonstor, an. Am linken Bildrand ist das Simeonstift mit dem Kreuzgang dargestellt. Links unter der Darstellung befindet sich der Vermerk "Bence del.", rechts unterhalb der Vermerk "Reville et Perdoux sculp.".

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        Tractatus de morbo mucoso

      XLVI, 393, (1) pages et 4 Paris, Crochard, 1816, in-32, XLVI, 393, (1) pages et 4 planches, chagrin noir de l'époque, dos à nerfs, tranches dorées, Publié pour la première fois en 1762, ce traité de "la maladie muqueuse" fut régulièrement édité à la fin du XVIIIe siècle et traduit en français dés 1806. Il constitue une étude exhaustive de la typhoïde, que les auteurs confondent avec la dysenterie et les fièvres récurrentes (Garrison and Morton 5021). La présente édition, qui reprend le texte de 1783 édité par Heinrich August Wrisberg, constitue un rare exemplaire de minuscule de médecine illustré. Malgré des traces de mouillures sur les pages 200 à 230 puis 290 à 315, correct exemplaire, relié au XIXe et portant l'estampille de l'Institut Catholique de Paris.

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        Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude: and Other Poems.

      London: for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, and Carpenter and Son, by S. Hamilton, Weybridge,, 1816. Small octavo (166 × 104 mm). Finely bound in the 1880s by Ramage in burgundy full morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, sides panelled with octuple gilt rule, florally patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a matching leather-entry burgundy cloth slipcase. With the scarce final blank. Spine a little sunned, some trivial rubbing to extremities, internally sound, clean and fresh. An excellent copy. First edition, very scarce, of Shelley's first mature work, which drew from Leigh Hunt, then a stranger to him, the first public recognition of Shelley's gifts as "a very striking and original thinker". Partly inspired by a boat trip up the Thames taken by Shelley, Mary, Peacock and Charles Clairmont, and partly by Shelley's complex reaction to Wordsworth, the poem, "in its brooding introspection, is a world away from the explicit radicalism of Queen Mab. Alastor is at some level an elegy for Shelley's failed marriage with Harriet" (ODNB). The volume also contains much revised versions of the first two cantos of Queen Mab, under the title 'The Daemon of the World', along with another revised section (entitled 'Superstition') from canto 6. The book was apparently rare as early as 1824: Mary Shelley, in her preface to Posthumous Poems, explained, "I have added a reprint of 'Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude': the difficulty with which a copy can be obtained is the cause of its republication." This copy has an interesting association gift inscription, contemporary with the fine Ramage binding, to the front free endpaper verso, "C. Kegan Paul from The Rev W. K. R. Bedford, 1889". Charles Kegan Paul (1828-1902) was, like Shelley, educated at Eton and Oxford. After a period as a curate, and then as a master at Eton, he entered the publishing business. He was the author of several literary publications, including his biography of William Godwin, His Friend and Contemporaries (1876), which he undertook at the request of Shelley's son Sir Percy Florence, who placed at Paul's disposal a mass of unpublished documents. He published a supplementary work on Mary Wollstonecraft, Letters to Imlay, with Prefatory Memoir (1879). These publications, and his public crises of faith (from Church of England, to atheistical Positivism, to Catholicism), make him a not inappropriate recipient for this early and important Shelley first edition. The gift, with its handsome Ramage binding, was made by English clergyman the Rev. William Kirkpatrick Riland Bedford (1826?1905), a noted author and cricketer (he founded the Free Forsters Club in 1856). Into the 20th century, this copy is from the noted collection of Mrs J. Insley Blair, and has her Blairhame morocco book label to the front pastedown.

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        Gladiolus Tristis. Glayeul Triste. Plate 35.

      Les Liliacees. 1802-1816 - Stipple engraving. Original colour. Size: 34 x 52 cm. (13½ x 20½ inches). Very light yellowish stain towards lower right. In very good condition. Mounted size: 53.5 x 72cm. Flowering stem in colour, flanked by small uncoloured depictions of flower, seed and bulb. The Belgian, Pierre Joseph Redoute, 'Raphael of flowers', was patronized at the French court by Marie Antoinette, and after the revolution by Napoleon and Josephine. He was a master at the delicate art of stipple engraving. These original prints are much sought after and the designs often applied to china. Engraved by Langlois.

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

      Stamperia Ducale, 1816. 2 voll. in-8° gr. (cm. 240 x 180), pp. (6), III, occhietto, 231; (6), IX, (1), 252, bellissimi antiporta in cisi in rame ai due volumi (la prima è incisa da De Gubernatis, la seconda da Pigozzi), legatura in mezza pelle dell'epoca, titolo in oro su tasselli ai dorsi. Ottimo esemplare, fresco. Opera dotta e stimatissima scritta dal De Lama che fu intimo amico del Bodoni nell'ultimo ventennio. E' la prima biografia dei libri da lui pubblicati. "Con esattezza minuta ho ricopiato i titoli di tutti i libri...ed ho aggiunto la descrizione materiale di ogni volume...ed ho parimenti con tutta l'accuratezza possibile indicato all'amatore del lusso e delle rarità tipografiche gli esemplari stampati sopra una carta migliore", scrive il De Lama stesso a illustrazione del metodo da lui seguito nella stesura del lavoro. La lista dei sottoscrittori elenca 552 nomi. Collezione Bodoniana della Biblioteca Civica di Saluzzo, n. 227; Brooks, 1170.

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        A Defence of the Bill for the Registration of Slaves in letters to William Wilberforce Esq. MP. Letter the Second.

      Printed for J. Butterworth and Son, and J. Hatchard 1816 - 8vo. [2] 214pp. Stephen, James 1758-1832. Wilberforce, William 1759-1833. Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 21661. Includes bibliographical references. calf rebacked. Excellent Copy. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed. No place, "ce dimanche 8 Sept." (1816 or 1822?).

      1816. 4to. 1 page on bifolium. To the harpsichordist and composer Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839), sending the manuscript of this "Télémaque" for one of Plantade's students. - Traces of folding.

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        CAMPAIGN (The) of Waterloo illustrated with engravings of les quatre bras, La belle Alliance, Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte and other principal scenes of action.

      Bensley, London 1816 - Portada, 34-10 páginas. 1 plano, 2 láminas de retratos, 6 láminas en color, una de ellas plegada. Apreciada y bella obra, debido principalmente a su ilustración, sobre la Historia de la célebre Batalla de Waterloo, recopilada mediante documentos y otras fuentes oficiales. Esta ilustrada con 6 láminas en color de los diferentes lugares donde tuvieron lugar los combates, una de ellas plegada que refleja una escena de la misma batalla, 2 láminas con los retratos de los Generales Ingleses y aliados que participaron en la misma y un plano de donde se celebró la Batalla, las posiciones de los diferentes ejercitos etc.Ejemplar limpio, en buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF THE MAHOMETAN EMPIRE IN SPAIN; Containing a General History of The Arabs, Their Institutions, Conquests, Literature, Arts, Sciences, and Manners, to the Expulsion of The Moors

      London: William Bulmer and Co, 1816. FIRST EDITION. Good Plus. Large Quarto, app. 13" x 10.5". Contemporary three-quarter bound red, straight-grained morocco and bluish-green cloth. Top edge gilt. Gilt dentelles at inside edges of all corners, and along spine where leather meets cloth. Gilt lettering and designs to spine. Scuffing and cracking to leather, with fraying and chipping to .25 inch at bottom and top of spine. Front hinge started, rear board detached. High quality paper, and quite handsome large serif typeface. Tri-fold pullout map engraved by J. Walker depicts "The principle Conquests of the Arabs under the Khalifs or Successors of Mahomet." Foxing to map, and just one or two other pages, (and lightly at that). Index at rear. Fore-edge untrimmed. This work is divided into two principle portions: 1 (pp. 29 - 202) the Political and Military History of the Arabs in Spain; 2) the History of their Civil Institutions, Literature, Sciences, Arts, Manufactures, Commerce, etc. The book is designed as an introduction to the antiquities of Spain. Contributors include John Shakespear, Thomas Hartwell Horne, The 23-page Introduction reviews the early history of the Arabs -- their institutions, religion, conquests, etc., previous to their invasion of Spain. Chapters in Part I discuss the authors from whose works this book has drawn upon, together with observations on the history, previous to the conquest, then present some account of the conquest of Spain; governance by Emirs and their dependence upon the Khalifs of Syria or Governors of Africa; Reigns of the independent Sovereigns of the House of Ummaiya; the fall of Granada; a topographical account of the principles Seats of the Mahometan Empire in Spain; historical accounts of Cordova, the Kingdom and City of Granada; Observations on the Arrangement of the Alhamra; and finally a short historical account of Seville. Part II (pp. 205-322) delves more deeply into the Literature and Sciences of the Arabs -- the colleges and academies, language and writing, grammar and eloquence of the Koran, Rhetoric; Poetry; and Dramatic Poetry. There follows considerable exploration of the Sciences: Anatomy and Chirurgery, Chemistry, Alchemy, Mathematical Sciences -- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Astronomy; Astrology, Geomancy, Optics, Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Jurisprudence, and Theology. Then in the section on Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, a discussion of useful arts, commerce, agriculture and horticulture, mining and metallurgy, gunpowder, money, weights and measures. Later sections address ancient architecture -- the great mosques and house design, Moorish edifices and building materials, etc. Finally discussion about Fine arts and music, manners, customs, amusements, government, naval and military forces, etc. An Appendix (i.--xxi) contains a collection of Historical Notices and Poems in the Alhamra of Granada.

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        SIMON QUAGLIO (1795 - 1878). "Schloß von Burghausen". Teil der Burg mit vierfach gekröpftem Turmvorsprung, viereckigem Zinnenturm und Torturm sowie bewachsenen Burgmauern, an denen zwei Edelleute und ein Falkner entlang reiten.

      - Kreidelithographie, 1816, 31 x 23,5 cm. Winkler 643,2; Maillinger I,3000; Lentner 7326: "Seltenes, dekoratives Blatt". - Inkunabel der Lithographie.

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        Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - Canto III - bound with - Canto IV.

      FIRST EDITION SIGNED. 1 vol., signed by Byron as "Noel Byron" to top of title-page, being the first variant of the second issue with capital L of Lettre directly beneath lui of celui-la on title page and page 67 with the word Eagle (as opposed to Falcon in the second variant), half title present and bound with the notes and the poem A Very Mournful Ballad on the Siege and Conquest of Alhama. Bound in contemporary full tan calf, covers ruled and paneled in gilt and blind, expertly rebacked to style.Accompanied with a letter signed by Dr. Peter Beal of Sotheby's, on Sotheby's letterhead dated 13th December 1991, and relating to Lot 28 in the Sotheby's auction of 12th December 1991, and stating "We are happy to confirm our definite opinion that two of the volumes in this lot were signed by Lord Byron, using the form of his name ("Noel Byron") he adopted after the death of his mother-in-law in January 1822. Byron's signature was subject to variation, depending in part upon the speed with which he wrote, but close comparison with a number of facsimile examples leaves no doubt in our mind that his salient characteristics are present and that there is no indication of forgery".

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        Regolamento sulla istituzione del corpo dei carabinieri pontificj.

      GALASSI VINCENZO. Sentimenti morali e brevi istruzioni per un carabiniere. - Roma, Vincenzo Poggioli Stampatore della Rev. Cam. Apost., 1816. Due opere in un volume in-8ø; 116 pp., 72 pp.; legatura coeva "a registro" in tutta pergamena perfettamente conservata (salvo il laccio di chiusura mancante), con grande firma di possesso ai piatti: "Angelo Beltrammi Carabiniere a Cavallo del 1816. Compagnia scelta - Angelo Beltrami Carabiniere. Benevento l? 21 luglio 1816(?). Carabiniere a cavallo". Occasionali, assai lievi punti di fioritura. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di entrambi i testi, che costituiscono il documento fondativo del corpo dei Carabinieri pontifici, istituito da Papa Pio VII con notificazione del luglio 1816. L'esemplare Š di particolare interesse perch‚ Š la copia "d'uso" di un carabieniere del tempo con una rara legatura portatile "a registro" perfettamente conservata. Dopo il periodo napoleonico e il congresso di Vienna, il Papa torn• a Roma e riorganizz• le guardie: il volume contiene il Regolamento del corpo e il testo di Galassi con le indicazioni generali di comportamento. I carabinieri, che andavano a sostituire gli "sbirri", si distinguevano dalle Guardie svizzere poich‚ operavano per la sicurezza su tutti i possedimenti pontifici e garantivano un controllo generalizzato sul territorio. Rossetti 10426 considera i due testi sotto uno stesso record.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE MAHOMETAN EMPIRE IN SPAIN; Containing a General History of The Arabs, Their Institutions, Conquests, Literature, Arts, Sciences, and Manners, to the Expulsion of The Moors

      London: William Bulmer and Co, 1816. FIRST EDITION. Good Plus. Large Quarto, app. 13" x 10.5". Contemporary three-quarter bound red, straight-grained morocco and bluish-green cloth. Top edge gilt. Gilt dentelles at inside edges of all corners, and along spine where leather meets cloth. Gilt lettering and designs to spine. Scuffing and cracking to leather, with fraying and chipping to .25 inch at bottom and top of spine. Front hinge started, rear board detached. High quality paper, and quite handsome large serif typeface. Tri-fold pullout map engraved by J. Walker depicts "The principle Conquests of the Arabs under the Khalifs or Successors of Mahomet." Foxing to map, and just one or two other pages, (and lightly at that). Index at rear. Fore-edge untrimmed. This work is divided into two principle portions: 1 (pp. 29 - 202) the Political and Military History of the Arabs in Spain; 2) the History of their Civil Institutions, Literature, Sciences, Arts, Manufactures, Commerce, etc. The book is designed as an introduction to the antiquities of Spain. Contributors include John Shakespear, Thomas Hartwell Horne, The 23-page Introduction reviews the early history of the Arabs -- their institutions, religion, conquests, etc., previous to their invasion of Spain. Chapters in Part I discuss the authors from whose works this book has drawn upon, together with observations on the history, previous to the conquest, then present some account of the conquest of Spain; governance by Emirs and their dependence upon the Khalifs of Syria or Governors of Africa; Reigns of the independent Sovereigns of the House of Ummaiya; the fall of Granada; a topographical account of the principles Seats of the Mahometan Empire in Spain; historical accounts of Cordova, the Kingdom and City of Granada; Observations on the Arrangement of the Alhamra; and finally a short historical account of Seville. Part II (pp. 205-322) delves more deeply into the Literature and Sciences of the Arabs -- the colleges and academies, language and writing, grammar and eloquence of the Koran, Rhetoric; Poetry; and Dramatic Poetry. There follows considerable exploration of the Sciences: Anatomy and Chirurgery, Chemistry, Alchemy, Mathematical Sciences -- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Astronomy; Astrology, Geomancy, Optics, Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Jurisprudence, and Theology. Then in the section on Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, a discussion of useful arts, commerce, agriculture and horticulture, mining and metallurgy, gunpowder, money, weights and measures. Later sections address ancient architecture -- the great mosques and house design, Moorish edifices and building materials, etc. Finally discussion about Fine arts and music, manners, customs, amusements, government, naval and military forces, etc. An Appendix (i.--xxi) contains a collection of Historical Notices and Poems in the Alhamra of Granada.

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        Die Elixiere des Teufels. Nachgelassene Papiere des Bruders Medardus eines Capuziners. Herausgegeben von dem Verfasser der Fantasiestücke in Callots Manier. Erster Band.

      IX S., 1 Seite Druckfehler, 378 S., 4 S. Verlagsanzeigen. Halbleder der Zeit mit marmorpapierbezogenen Deckeln, Rückenschild und Rückengoldprägung. Name auf Vorsatz, Blätter papierbedingt teils etwas braunfleckig. Vorsätze leimschattig, Einband leicht berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Rücken ein wenig bestoßen bzw. mit leichten Griffspuren (dadurch kleinen Fehlstellen an den Seitenkanten des Rückenschilds). Erste Ausgabe - Goedeke VIII.488.21 - ohne den 1816 erschienenen Band 2 - 1827 erschien bei Reimer in Berlin die zweite Fassung dieses phantastischen Romans

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE BOTANIQUE [manuscript title]

      [France]. 1816. - Fifteen watercolors, each with an accompanying manuscript text leaf, plus watercolor and gold title leaf, on sheets approximately 14 1/2 x 11 inches. Contemporary green morocco, spine gilt lettered, a.e.g. Boards a bit scuffed, edges somewhat worn, spine faded. Occasional faint foxing. Very good. An exceptional album of fifteen botanical watercolors, which are accompanied by an expertly accomplished manuscript description within blue and gilt borders. Each image depicts a different class of plant life, while the text describes families of plants within that class. The images range from agarics (mushrooms) to ornate roses and camellias, and include watercolors of honeysuckle, blueberries, azaleas, oaks, and marvels-of- peru. Every text leaf contains a detailed analysis of the different families of the depicted plant in a neat and legible French hand. A beautiful example of an amateur artist's book of botanical scholarship.

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