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        Autograph Letter in French from a Young French Cotton Merchant in Rio de Janeiro to his Father, Signed "J.H. Laine," with the latest News about the Brazilian Market].

      Rio de Janeiro 1816 - Rio de Janeiro, 20 September 1816. Quarto (ca. 25,5x19,5 cm). 3 pp. Brown ink on watermarked laid paper, addressed and sealed on the 4th page. With a period ink inscription in another hand on the 1st page. Small hole on the 3rd page after opening, not affecting the text, otherwise a very good letter. An interesting letter from a young French merchant in Rio de Janeiro addressed to his father who is also his business partner. In the beginning he outlines the most efficient way of sending correspondence to Rio de Janeiro - via a British packet boat which "leaves on the first day of each month from Falmouth and reaches us in about fifty days." Then the author complains that the "trade is still very bad here. I would have sold all the cheap things if we haven't badly done the invoice". He complains that because of the mistake in the invoice they received "rouge de theatre" instead of "porcelaine [?]", and it can't be sold [apparently talking about different colour of fabrics]. Then follows the contents of the invoice, supplemented with a note that "in this country they don't use red, and the theatre being closed we can't get rid of it". The young merchant also mentions trade ships from Bordeaux and hopes that there won't be too many of them loaded with luxury goods. He notes that sugar, as well as leather and coffee is expensive in Brazil, and then proceeds: "If you want to send me cheap things please don't send me tobacco and wine, because the former is considered smuggling and very difficult to import, and the second is a very unprofitable article along with all sort of fragrance". In the end he asks his father for at least 300 francs to buy a horse which is absolutely necessary here. "We live 1 and a half lieue from the city, as I'm obliged to go very often, summer will start here, and the heat is extremely strong; but I can't go to town often without becoming sick". Overall a rich in content letter about early French trade in Rio de Janeiro. The author is most likely a relative of noted French admiral Pierre Jean Honorat Laine (1796-1875).

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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"

      New-Haven: Oliver Steele. 1816. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 494, [12]; full contemporary calf, rebacked, original maroon gilt-lettered spine label; ex-Minnesota Historical Society with usual markings and early 20th-century gift bookplate laid in; contemporary signature of Jane (?) Winslow Whitman on front free endpaper, textblock near fine, errata bound in rear. An early treatise on the rights of American women. A third revised edition was reached by 1862. A graduate of Princeton, the author (1744-1823) opened the Litchfield Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut, the first school to offer a comprehensive legal curriculum in the United States. Shaw & Shoemaker 38765."

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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: uncommon. (COPAC + OCLC locate copies at several libraries in the UK but only Concordia Un. Lib. in N.America.) 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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        CATALOGUS NUMORUM VETERUM GRÆCORUM ET LATINORUM MUSEI REGIS DANIÆ. PARS I.: NUMI REGIONUM POPULORUM URBIUM REGUM. PARS II., VOL. I & II: MONETA ROMANORUM

      Hafniae: Carolus Fridericus Schubart, 1816. Three parts complete, as bound in two volumes. 4to, original matching plain boards; spines with printed labels. xviii, (2), 414; (2), 356; (2), 412 pages; 8 + 5 engraved plates of ancient coins. Ex ANA Library. Bidnings worn, but sound. Very good. A rare and important early catalogue of the ancient coins in the world-famous Royal Collection of Coins and Medals of the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen. Brunet 29758. Leitzmann 111.

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        Scizze einer mahlerischen Reise durch die Schweiz. Aus dem Englischen eines Ungenannten. Herausgegeben und mit einigen Anmerkungen u. einem doppelten Anhange von Joh. Rud. Wyß.

      Bern J J Burgdorfer 1816 - 3 Bl., 154 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz von F. Hegi und gestochenem Titel mit Vignette. 8°. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, selten. - Nach Aussage des Vorworts im wesentlichen übersetzt von einem "Freund der englischen Literatur", Wyß, der Verfasser des "Schweizerischen Robinson" gab lediglich den Feinschliff. Die englische Vorlage von Lascelles (1771-1841) erschien 1796 als Privatdruck unter dem Titel "Sketch of a descriptive journey through Switzerland". Als Anhang folgen die "Reise über den Gotthard. Ein Gedicht" der Herzogin von Devonshire (die in den Bibliographien und Bibliothekskatalogen meist als Verfasserin des Gesamtwerks gilt; zur Verfasserfrage vgl. Allibone 496: Georgiana von Devonshire als Verfasserin; Elizabeth Hervey von Devonshire als Herausgeberin) sowie "Bruchstücke aus Ramonds Zusätzen zu Coxe's Reisen in die Schweiz". - Das hübsche Frontispiz mit einer Ansicht des Rheinfalls, die Titelvignette zeitgt die St. Petersinsel im Bielersee. - Vereinzelt minimal fleckig, die Vorsätze in den Ecken leimschattig. Einband wenig berieben. Schönes Exemplar. *Dreyer 810. Goedeke VI, 495, 12. Lonchamp 827. Wäber I, 49. Interlibrum, Bibliothek Gavin de Beer (Katalog 247), 521. - Vgl. Dreyer 807. Halkett-Laing V, 282. 300 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE EXPERIENCED BUTCHER: Shewing the Respectability and Usefulness of His Calling, the Religious Considerations Arising From it, The Laws relating to it, and Various Profitable Suggestions for the Rightly Carrying it on: Designed Not Only for the Use of Butchers, But Also For Families and Readers in General.

      

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        Ansichten über den wechselseitigen Einfluß der Umwälzung des Staats und des Staatskredits, unter Vergleichung gleichzeitiger ähnlicher Ereignisse in Deutschland und Frankreich, dann über einige allgemeine Mittel, den so tief gesunkenen Staatskredit wieder zu heben.

      Bamberg, in Kommission bey C. Fr. Kunz, 1816. - (3), 116 S., kl.okt., Pp., vord. Ebd. etw. berieben, wen. stockfl. -- Kosch 1963, 570. Masui 925. Stammhammer; Finanzwissenschaft 214. - ". der Rechte und Weltweisheit Doktor, königl. Baierischem obersten Justizrathe."-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire historique pour l'Ordre souverain de St Jean de Jérusalem, suivi de considérations sur le rétablissement de cet ordre, publié par la Commission des trois langues françaises.

      Egron, Paris 1816 - In-8 broché de (4)-79 pp., non coupé, couverture bleue muette de l'époque. Edition originale. « Une grande révolution a sapé l'édifice social et renversé les respectables institutions de notre vieille monarchie. Aujourd'hui des soins réparateurs cherchent, sous les décombres où elles sont ensevelies, les restes de ces institutions. » Défense de de l'ordre des Hospitaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem par le fervent royaliste Louis-Antoine-François de Marchangy (1782-1826) membre du conseil privé du comte d'Artois, élu député du département du Nord en 1823 ; il publia en 1813 la Gaule poétique ou l'Histoire de France considérée dans ses rapports avec la poésie, l'éloquence et les beaux-arts. Saffroy, I, 5526. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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,, In's Gravenhage, 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. Sprache: Dutch Gilt lettering and ornaments to spine. Binding somehow rubbed. Corners slightly bumped only. Paper inside in excellent condition. Rare publication. NO foxing. Hardcover / Early 20th century half morocco on five raised bands. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur le sucre de betteraves ; Par M. le Comte CHAPTAL, Membre de la première classe de l'institut royal, chevalier de l'ordre du roi, grand-officier de la légion d'honneur, etc. Lu à la première Classe de l'Institut royal de France, le 23 octobre 1815.

      A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Madame Huzard, 1816 - 60 pp. Broché. Un important mémoire du Comte Chaptal. Depuis le blocus anglais sur l'importation de la canne-à-sucre des colonies françaises, la production de sucre sur le territoire national devint un enjeu économique majeur sous l'Empire. Entre différentes options, dont celle de l'érable qui était perçue comme viable et rentable, l'Etat privilégie plutôt l'exploitation du sucre extrait de la culture de la betteraves. Chaptal comprit rapidement les bénéfices que l'Etat français pouvait tirer de cette nouvelle industrie, et en moins de dix ans (1811), la France put produire 100 000 tonnes de sucre sur le territoire nationale, la plaçant ainsi en tête des nations productrices en Europe. Cet important mémoire, publié après les Cent Jours, entérine cette découverte majeure et pérennise par l'autorité de son rédacteur cette nouvelle industrie française. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Emma:

      London: for John Murray,, 1816. A Novel. In three volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice," &c. &c. 3 volumes, duodecimo (177 x 104 mm). Contemporary half calf, with some repairs. With the half-titles in all three volumes, that in vol. I moved to the front. First edition of the last completed of Jane Austen's novels, fully displaying her mastery of free indirect speech, an innovation in the English novel. She had fallen out with Egerton over publication of Mansfield Park and transferred to Murray, who published the second edition of that book and the first edition of Emma on the same terms: each was published at the author's expense, with profits to the author after payment of a 10 per cent commission to the publisher. In keeping with Murray's stated views on edition sizes, 2,000 copies were printed. Emma is the only one of Jane Austen's novels to bear a dedication, unwillingly made, to the Prince Regent, the arrangement of which generated a richly comic correspondence between the author and the Prince Regent's librarian.

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        Métrologie universelle, ancienne et moderne, ou rapport des Poids et Mesures des Empires, Royaumes, Duchés et Principautés des quatre parties du Monde

      1816 - XI, (1), 472pp., et 1 planche Bordeaux, Lavigne Jeune, 1816, in-4, XI, (1), 472pp, et 1 planche, cartonnage moderne à la bradel, Rare unique édition. L'auteur de cet ouvrage est un ancien comptable qui professait les changes étrangers et écrivit quelques rapports sur les systèmes des poids et mesures de différents pays. Dictionnaire exhaustif et synthétique de toutes les mesures ayant existé ou existantes concernant les mesures linéaires, les surfaces, les poids, la solidité, l'arpentage, la topographie, les liquides, le bois de chauffage, les systèmes monétaires et les mesures de capacité pour le stockage des grains. Après une première partie analytique, l'ouvrage se présente sous forme de tableaux alphabétiques de pays ou villes avec les anciens et nouveaux poids et mesures français: ces tableaux proposent des formules simples pour la conversion des mesures linéaires, des mesures pour les toiles et les draps, des mesures agraires ou d'arpentage, des mesures itinéraires et topographiques, des mesures pour le bois, les grains, les liquides, les poids et les monnaies. Exemplaire grand de marges, à l'intérieur très propre [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elementa eclipsium quas partitur tellus, luna eam inter et solem versante, ab a. 1816 usque ad a. 1860, ex tabulis astronomicis recentissime conditis et calculo parallactico deducta, typo ecliptico et tabulis projectionis geographicis collustrata a Cassiano Hallaschka, ...

      Pragae: Typis Theophili Haase 1816 \"Okart., [XII]+107 Seiten+22 tw. gefaltete gravierte figurae, Kupferstich \"\"coeli enarrant gloriam dei\"\" im Vorsatz, 25 x 20 cm, auf den Deckel mit einigen Flecken, rotes Schild mit Goldprägung auf dem Rücken, Deckel leicht abgerieben, Ecken verbogen, innen ausgezeichneter Zustand, fast unberührt, lediglich altersgemäße Stockflecken, sehr guter Zustand! Äußerst selten! \"Astronomie, Franz Ignatz Cassian Hallaschka

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        Poesías de D. Ignacio Rodriguez Galvan.

      First edition. Born in 1816 in the small town of Tizayuca in what is now the state of Hidalgo, Rodriguez Galvan is widely credited with being the initiator of the Romantic movement in Mexico. He wrote novels, poetry, plays, and was the editor of several periodicals, most especially Calendario de las Señoritas Mexicanas and Año Nuevo, El Recreo de las Familias. He died of yellow fever in Havana in 1842 at the age of 27 while en route to South America on a diplomatic mission. A few of the poems in vol. I were penned in => Havana before his death. These volumes offer his "Composiciones líricas originales" in vol. I and "Composiciones dramáticas originales" in vol. II. The frontispiece is a fine lithographic portrait of Don Ignacio, in Romantic style of course; there is a liberal use of handsome tailpieces. The whole was compiled and edited by the author's brother Antonio. => This first edition is uncommon in our experience as dealers in Mexicana. Provenance: Masonic stamp, "Porfirio del Rio" on title-page; inscription to fly-leaf of A. Quijano, 1916.

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        Complot d'Arnold et de Sir Henry Clinton Contre les Etats Unis d'Amerique et Contre le General Washington.

      

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        Sopra le macchine a vapore. Saggio...

      Firenze, Magheri, 1816. 1816 Edizione originale. In 8°, p. (4)97(3). In fine, 8 tavole f.t. ripiegate con 9 incisioni che raffigurano varie macchine a vapore (quella di Savery, che brevettò il primo motore a vapore, quelle di Watt, di Newcomen, l'Elisa e l'Etna, navi a vapore). Prima opera pubblicata in Italia su questo argomento. Le due carte di appendici sono, come in questo esemplare, spesso assenti. Brossura originale col dorso rifatto. (Barucci - Carpenter, "Italian Economic Literature in the Kren Library", II, 821).

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        Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. Eleven volume set

      T Cadell & W Davies, 1816-01-01. 4th. Hardcover. Good. 11 volume set. 4th edition of vols. 1-8, 1st edition of 9-11. Octavo, 22 cm. Contemporary 1/2 calf over marbled boards. Gilt spines. Some restoration work to spines and joints. 40 plates. Fold out maps. 151 illustrations. Scattered foxing throughout. Edward Daniel Clarke was a noted English traveler, antiquarian and mineralogist. Clarke traversed Denmark, Sweden, Laplana, part of Finland, and Norway in 1799. In 1800 he ventured on into St. Petersburg, Russia and continued into Siberia and Taganrok on the Sea of Azov. He writes extensively of the Cossacks and Calmucs. Two artists, Lusieri and Preaux accompanied him on his journeys. Clarke's journeys continued through Circassia and he searched for Troy in 1801 (see Schliemann, Illios, Ch. iv). He then turned his attention to Ottoman possessions, Rhodes, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, and Jerusalem. (In Greece he looted a colossal statue from Eleusis. - Now in the Fitzwilliam museum) - DNB, Vol. 10, p. 421. <br><br> Contents: v. 1-2. Russia, Tartary, and Turkey.--v. 3-8. Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Land.--v. 9-11. Scandinavia. Refs: Atabey 254. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Italia di Guglielmo Mayer Dedicata As. Santita Papa Pio VII Felicemente Regante 1816.

      Roma 1816 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline when published. Engraved by Francesco Valenti. A fine impression in beautiful outline hand color. In excellent condition.

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        Benediktbeuern vor der Benediktenwand und dem Herzogstand.

       Aquarellierte Federlithographie auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen Lilienwappen und \"Hartmann\", 1816, 26,5 x 40 cm. Winkler 870, 24. - Sehr seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie in Umrissen, zum Kolorieren bestimmt, hier in hervorragendem Aquarell-Kolorit. - Aus Sammlung Gg. Rieser. Knapp beschnitten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Inkunabel, Oberbayern

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        Christabel, &c.

      London: Pr. for John Murray by William Bulmer & Co. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). [2], [v]–vii, [1], 64 pp. (2 prelim. ff. lacking).. 1816 [with] Zapolya: A Christmas tale, in two parts. London: Pr. for Rest Fenner by S. Curtis, 1817. 8vo. [6], 128 pp. This is the second edition of "Christabel," Coleridge's unfinished fantasy about innocent Christabel and her encounter with the ominously mysterious Geraldine, and the => first edition of Zapolya, Coleridge's last dramatic endeavor, which was originally intended for production at Covent Garden. Also present here, following the title piece, are "Kubla Khan" and "The Pains of Sleep. 19th-century calf framed in single gilt fillet, rebacked, spine with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels and gilt-stamped compartment decorations; original leather edges darkened and rubbed, hinges (inside) cracked. Both works lacking half-titles (only). Pages slightly age-toned with occasional instances of faint spotting, otherwise quite clean. => An unusual DOUBLE highlight of Coleridgiana.

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        Haytian Papers: A Collection of the Very Interesting Proclamations, and Other Official Documents; Together with Some Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Kingdom of Hayti. With a Preface by Prince Sanders

      London: W. Reed, 1816. 1st ed. xv, 228p. plus (8)p. publisher's adverts, dated 1816. Recent quarterbinding. 23cm. Horizontal tears in title and Contents leaves visible although repaired. Light foxing. Name on title-page. Good. Saunders, an African American, was an agent of the Haitian Government, but fell out of favor with King Henri Christophe after the publication of this book, which apparently was not entirely authorized by Christophe (although "By Authority" is printed at the head of the title-page).

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        Poezias de dous amigos

      - Rio de Janeiro: Na Impressao regia, 1816. 8 x 5 3/4". 117pp., [1]f. (blank). Title vignette. Most of text printed on very pale blue paper. Disbound. A few leaves foxed, small label on upper inside corner of title. Good copy. Not recorded in WorldCat. Rare.

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        Goethe's Werke Band 1. bis 20. Originalausgabe

      Wien, Chr. Kaulfuß und C. Armbruster. Stuttgart. In der J. G. Cotta`schen Buchhandlung. Gedruckt bey Anton Strauß., 1816 bis 1820. Schöne kleine Halbledereinbände mit Lederecken. (16 mal 10,5 cm) Mit Rückenschildchen und etwas Goldschmuck. Schön marmorierte Buchdeckel, teilweise berieben. Zusammen einige tausend Seiten. Buchrücken teilweise aufgehellt oder etwas nachgedunkelt. Bei jedem Band mit unter dem Titel eine kleine Abbildung.

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        Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. Eleven volume set

      T Cadell & W Davies 1816 - 11 volume set. 4th edition of vols. 1-8, 1st edition of 9-11. Octavo, 22 cm. Contemporary 1/2 calf over marbled boards. Gilt spines. Some restoration work to spines and joints. 40 plates. Fold out maps. 151 illustrations. Scattered foxing throughout. Edward Daniel Clarke was a noted English traveler, antiquarian and mineralogist. Clarke traversed Denmark, Sweden, Laplana, part of Finland, and Norway in 1799. In 1800 he ventured on into St. Petersburg, Russia and continued into Siberia and Taganrok on the Sea of Azov. He writes extensively of the Cossacks and Calmucs. Two artists, Lusieri and Preaux accompanied him on his journeys. Clarke's journeys continued through Circassia and he searched for Troy in 1801 (see Schliemann, Illios, Ch. iv). He then turned his attention to Ottoman possessions, Rhodes, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, and Jerusalem. (In Greece he looted a colossal statue from Eleusis. - Now in the Fitzwilliam museum) - DNB, Vol. 10, p. 421. Contents: v. 1-2. Russia, Tartary, and Turkey.--v. 3-8. Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Land.--v. 9-11. Scandinavia. Refs: Atabey 254. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A voyage to Abyssinia, and travels into the interior of that country, executed under the orders of the British government, in the years 1809 and 1810; in which are included, an account of the Portuguese settlements on the east coast of Africa.

      Philadelphia: M. Carey; Boston: Wells & Lilly (pr. by Lydia R. Bailey) 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 24, 454 pp.; fold. map., illus.. 1816 First U.S. edition and printed by Lydia Bailey, following the London first of 1814. Salt, a British traveller and Egyptologist, first visited Ethiopia in 1805, and returned in 1809 on a diplomatic mission intended to promote ties between the British government and the Emperor of Abyssinia. The Voyage gives Salt's observations of Ethiopian customs, manners, dress, cuisine, and music, along with the factual details of his diplomatic achievements — or lack thereof, in terms of concrete agreements — followed by an appendix comparing vocabulary words from various languages spoken along "the Coast of Africa, from Mosambique to the borders of Egypt, with a few others spoken in the Interior of that Continent" (p. 395). This is an untrimmed copy in original boards, with 24 pages of advertising for Carey publications bound in at the front of the volume. The preliminary map, engraved by John Bower, has hand-colored border lines; this American edition does not call for the plates found in the English first, but does include in-text depictions of several "Ethiopic inscriptions. Publisher's quarter tan paper over light blue paper–covered sides; front cover detached and back joint cracked, binding spotted, paper cracked and split along spine, spine label now absent and replaced with hand-inked title, spine with later paper shelving label. Front pastedown with institutional bookplate, front free endpaper with inked ownership inscription dated 1829. Half-title with portion of outer margin torn away (not touching text) and laid in. Map lightly foxed, with two short tears along folds. Pages age-toned, with occasional spots of foxing.

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        CATALOGUS NUMORUM VETERUM GRÆCORUM ET LATINORUM MUSEI REGIS DANIÆ. PARS I.: NUMI REGIONUM POPULORUM URBIUM REGUM. PARS II., VOL. I & II: MONETA ROMANORUM

      Hafniae: Carolus Fridericus Schubart, 1816. Three parts complete, as bound in two volumes. 4to, original matching plain boards; spines with printed labels. xviii, (2), 414; (2), 356; (2), 412 pages; 8 + 5 engraved plates of ancient coins. Ex ANA Library. Bidnings worn, but sound. Very good. A rare and important early catalogue of the ancient coins in the world-famous Royal Collection of Coins and Medals of the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen. Brunet 29758. Leitzmann 111.

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        ELEMENTS CLASSIFICATION: "Essai D';une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples,"Suite De l'Suite de l';Essai d';une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples," and "Suite d';une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples." (Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 1816; Vol. I, pp. 295-308, 373-394; Vol. II, pp. 5-32 & 105-125) -- 3 Volumes

      1816, Paris 1816 - André Ampère (1775-1836) classified the 48 known elements into three major families (gaxolytes, leucolytes and chriocolytes) that he further divided into 15 "genres," based on "analogies" between the elements, chemical properties that seemed related to one another. He did this in three papers in this multi-volume set: Also contains Augustin Fresnel's "Mémoire sur la diffraction de la lumière, où l'on examine particulièrement le phénomènes des franges colorées que présentent les ombres des corp éclaireés par un point lumineux" by Augustin Fresnel (Volume I, pp. 239-281, 1816) and André Ampère's "D'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Annales de Chimie et de Physique 1 pp. 295-308, 1816);"Suite de l'Essai d'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Volume I, pp. 373-394, 1816); and "Suite d'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Volume II, pp. 5-32 & 108-125, 1816). 452, 440, 448 pp. 8vo. Volumes I & II have blue paper boards with a brown tape spine; Volume III has the same brown paper spine, but with brown leather covers, also has marbled endpapers. Light scuffing from shelf wear. Clean within. Numerous plates and illustrations, some folding. Text in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WAVE THEORY OF LIGHT: "Mémoire sur la diffraction de la lumière, où l';on examine particulièrement le phénomènes des franges colorées que présentent les ombres des corp éclaireés par un point lumineux." (Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 1816; Vol. I, pp. 239-281) -- 3 Volumes

      1816, Paris 1816 - Augustin-Jean Fresnel's (1788-1827) first published paper on light. In it he repeated with more precision the diffraction experiment first performed by Thomas Young, thus supporting the wave theory of light. He also provided the basis for determining the wavelength of light by establishing the algebraic relationship between the wavelength and the spacing of diffraction fringes and made the first tentative speculation about the transverse nature of light waves. Also contains André Ampère's "D'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Annales de Chimie et de Physique 1 pp. 295-308, 1816);"Suite de l'Essai d'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Volume I, pp. 373-394, 1816); and "Suite d'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Volume II, pp. 5-32 & 105-125, 1816). 452, 440, 448 pp. 8vo. Volumes I & II have blue paper boards with a brown tape spine; Volume III has the same brown paper spine, but with brown leather covers, also has marbled endpapers. Light scuffing from shelf wear. Clean within. Numerous plates and illustrations, some folding. Text in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Contemporary gold-tooled red sheepskin (morocco), gilt edges, silk-watered endpapers.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 478; Cordier, Japonica, col. 552; for the author: NNBW V, col. 254. 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 surveys of Von Siebold and recent surveys by Huyssen van Kattendyke's colleagues. The author went to Japan to deliver the steamship Japan, built for the Japanese emperor, and to relieve the Dutch navy unit that had been stationed there since 1855. During his stay in Nagasaki he recorded information about the people he met, the expeditions he made to surrounding islands, etc. It describes the last years of Japan's sakoku policy.Faint browning along the extremities, first blank slightly foxed, and the map mounted on Japanese paper restoring a tear, with some spots; good copy. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities and the head of the spine slightly damaged, otherwise good.

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        THE EXPERIENCED BUTCHER: Shewing the Respectability and Usefulness of His Calling, the Religious Considerations Arising From it, The Laws relating to it, and Various Profitable Suggestions for the Rightly Carrying it on: Designed Not Only for the Use of Butchers, But Also For Families and Readers in General.

      Darton Harvey and Darton 1816 - 1st Ed. Sm. 8vo. viii + 198pp. + [x]. Engraved frontis., 6 engraved plates. Light browning, from pp.185 onwards gradual stain to fore-edge with resultant light cracking, perforated Forbes lib. stamp to t.p., ink stamps to first page of preface, rebound in modern half calf with paper covered boards, gilt motifs and gilt lettered title label to spine, very minor signs of wear. Kress S.6198.James Plumptre (1771&#150;1832) English clergyman and dramatist. He wrote plays, advocated the claims of the stage as a moral educator, and tried to improve its tone.A most interesting work on all aspects of the butchers trade, from the best breeds of various animals, purchasing, driving and slaughtering, meat preservation, medical aspects of meat eating, religious considerations, laws relating to butchery, cruelty to animals, bull baiting, etc. With a section of freezing and thawing of meat, a practice which only became commercially viable at the close of the nineteenth century. US$558 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé de l'Histoire Générale des Voyages, contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile et de mieux avéré dans les pays ou les Voyageurs ont pénétré. Atlas pour servir à l'intelligence de l'histoire générale des voyages.

      - Paris, Ledoux et Tenré, 1816, 24 volumes in-8 (13 x 21 cm.), reliure en pleine basane racinée d'époque, dos lisses ornés de caissons et de fleurons dorés, p. de titre rouge et de tomaison verte, quelques coiffes frottées, 3 manquantes sinon bon état, intérieur sans rousseurs, reliures décoratives. Atlas : Paris, Ledentu, 1825, in-folio (31 x 43 cm.), 2 ff., 15 cartes dont 11 doubles, demi basane d'époque, dos et coupes frottés avec perte de cuir, reliure différente des volumes de texte. Photos sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (12 Volumes)

      London: Printed for W. Allason et al, 1816 12 volumes and an early Edition.(first edition was 1776) Bound in contemporary, polished calf, with gilt decorated panels, raised bands & titles along the spine. Gilt rule and blind decoration to covers. Marbled endpapers with matching edges. Nine of the fragile ribbon bookmarks remain. Frontis portrait of Gibbon offset to title page. Large folding maps in volumes 4 and 5, with typical light foxing and small hinge tears. Weakened outer hinge on volume 1. The other volumes are well bound (no loose signatures or weakened hinges) Heavier scuffs to leather covers on several volumes; the worst of which is shown in photo; and two of the volumes have small holes through the leather to the boards (photos) Overall, an excellent set of this classic writing in 12 volumes, that will require additional shipping charges for a weight over 9 kg. Other photos available if required. Inquiries welcome. . A New Edition. 8vo. Vg/No Jacket. Hard Cover.

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        William Lambert -1816 - 1st Edition , 2nd Issue. Rebound.

      1816. Hi, This lot is a rebound copy of the First Edition (second issue) of William Lamberts ""Instructions and Rules for playing the Nobel Game of Cricket as practised by the most eminent players"" Published in the Spring of 1816 so nearly 200 years old. This is rebound in half calf that has some wear. Inside the book has some spotting and marks to the pages, it contains the wonderful folding engraved frontispiece. Please see the large pictures.

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        Procès du Contre-Amiral Comte Durand de Linois, gouverneur de la Guadeloupe, et de l'Adjudant-Commandant Baron Boyer de Peyreleau, Commandant de la même colonie. Tous deux prévenus de s'être rendus coupable de crimes prévus par le Code pénal militaire ; suivi du jugement de la mise en liberté de l'Amiral Linois, et de la condamnation à la peine de mort, de l'Adjudant-Commandant Boyer [ Suivi de : ] Procès du Maréchal-de-Camp Rigau, Contumax, et du Capitaine Thomassin, Commandant de la Gendarmerie à Châlons ; Contenant la séance du deuxième Conseil de la 1re division militaire, les pièces du procès, la lettre du capitaine Thomassin au général Lallemand, et son discours ; les conclusions du rapporteur, le jugement qui condamne à la peine de m

      Chez Plancher, Eymery, Delaunay 1816 - 6 titres en 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-veau rouge, marqué en dos "Procès divers, II" : Procès du Contre-Amiral Comte Durand de Linois, gouverneur de la Guadeloupe, et de l'Adjudant-Commandant Baron Boyer de Peyreleau, Commandant de la même colonie. Tous deux prévenus de s'être rendus coupable de crimes prévus par le Code pénal militaire ; suivi du jugement de la mise en liberté de l'Amiral Linois, et de la condamnation à la peine de mort, de l'Adjudant-Commandant Boyer, Chez Plancher, Eymery, Delaunay, Paris, 1816, 1 f., 93 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Procès du Maréchal-de-Camp Rigau, Contumax, et du Capitaine Thomassin, Commandant de la Gendarmerie à Châlons ; Contenant la séance du deuxième Conseil de la 1re division militaire, les pièces du procès, la lettre du capitaine Thomassin au général Lallemand, et son discours ; les conclusions du rapporteur, le jugement qui condamne à la peine de mort et aux frais du procès le général Rigau, et qui acquitte le capitaine Thomassin [ Suivi de : ] Histoire du procès du Maréchal de Camp Bonnaire et du Lieutenant Miéton, son aide de camp, par Maurice Méjan, Chez Plancher, Eymery, Delaunay, Paris, 1816, 1f., 172 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Procès du Lieutenant-Général Comte Drouot, précédé d'une Note historique sur cet Officier-Général et orné de son Portrait, frontispice, viij-63 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Procès du Maréchal-de-Camp, Baron Cambronne, précédé d'une notice historique très détaillée, sur la vie et le caractère de cet Officier-Général, par L. TH*****, Chez Plancher, Eymery, Delaunay, Paris, 1816, 2ff., 80 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Procès du Maréchal-de-Camp, Baron Debelle, Officier de la Légion d'Honneur, Contenant la séance du Conseil de guerre permanent de la 2me division militaire, les pièces du procès, le plaidoyer de Me Berryer, les conclusions du rapporteur, le discours du général Debelle, le jugement qui le condamne à la peine de mort, et la commutation de cette peine en une détention pendant dix ans ; précédé d'une Notice historique sur ce général, Chez Plancher, Eymery, Delaunay, Paris, 1816, 2ff., 36 pp. Très intéressant recueil rassemblant 6 importants compte-rendus de procès d'officiers condamnés pour leur ralliement à l'Empereur durant les Cents Jours, dont ceux du Comte Durand de Linois et du Baron Cambronne. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Broadside. Begins, Juxta. Crucem. Jesu. Stanti Ast. in Cruce. Ipsa ...

      Angelop[oli] [i.e, Puebla]: Petri de la Rosa Folio (38 cm; 15"). [1] p.. 1816 On 24 April 1816 Díaz de la Vega stood to defend his Bachelor degree and this letterpress broadside on silk is the official announcement of that. It is handsomely printed using several point sizes of roman and italic, with center justification in the top portion and full justification below. Degree defense broadsides were an important source of income for Colonial-era printers in Latin America and the printers offered "package deals" to the families of the graduate and post-graduate degree postulants; the packages were geared to the students' families economic means. Broadsides could be large (folio) or small (8vo), have an engraving or not, have a border of type ornaments or not, and be printed on standard paper or colored paper (usually blue); if one splurged, one could get the announcement printed, as here, on silk. The usual total number of copies printed for each candidate is unknown at this time, but is likely to have been only one or two dozen, and we also don't know if more than one silk copy was printed when that top option was in fact ordered. In extravagant cases, one can imagine one for the degree candidate, one for the parents, one for each godparent, etc.; still, such cases would probably have been few. Certainly, the printers would have been willing to rake in as much money as possible, on each happy occasion, and the richly beautiful silk mementos — doubtless proudly displayed for years going forward in homes or offices — would have been excellent ongoing advertisements. Equally clearly, however, the number of copies of all of the defense broadsides surviving is small, and the survival of those on silk is => very small. No copies of this broadside are traced via the usual bibliographies, nor via NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, KVK, CCILA, CCPB, or the OPACs of CONDUMEX, the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, and the national libraries of Spain and Mexico. Blue-green silk with braided edges using gold and silver metallic thread, and with blue tassels incorporating silver thread and fittings attached on all corners. Minimal wear and => stunningly attractive.

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        Ueber Pferdekrankheiten ihre Heilung und den durch lange Erfahrung erprobtesten Recepte.

      Feldbach, 1816. - gr.-8°. 2 Bll., 157, 198 (recte 199), (1) S., 8 Bll. Mit 1 gefalt. Zeichnung auf bläulichem Papier. Ldr. d. Zt. m. vergold. Fileten. Berieb. Buchbl. verzogen Schöne Handschrift mit zahlreichen Rezepten, Beschreibungen und Anweisungen. Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Law of Baron and Femme; Of Parent and Child; Of Guardian and Ward.

      1816. First Edition of Reeve's Baron and Femme, The First American Treatise on Family Law Reeve, Tapping [1744-1823]. 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. New Haven: Printed by Oliver Steele, 1816. [iv], 494, [11] pp. Octavo (5-1/2" x 9-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few scuffs and nicks, faint creases to spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge cracked, rear joint and hinge starting, early owner bookplates (of J.T. Terry and Mark H. Sibley) to front pastedown. Light browning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, lower corner lacking from p. 225-226 with no loss to text, small chip to front free endpaper. A nice copy of an important work. * First edition. In 1782 Reeve founded the first American law school in Litchfield, Connecticut. The first American treatise on family law, Reeve's Law of Baron and Femme is a restatement of Blackstone's Commentaries, Book I, Chapters XIV-XVII. It rejects some of the fundamental doctrines of the common law, most notably coverture. As Blackstone puts it, "the husband and wife are one person in law; that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during marriage." Reeve says the opposite. Also a prescriptive work, Baron and Femme aimed to liberalize the American law of domestic relations, arguing, for example, that married women were permitted to make wills, a point contradicted by the contemporary statute and case law of Connecticut and several other states. Terry and Sibley were lawyers who practiced in Ontario County, New York. The most prominent was Sibley [1796-1852], a Canandaigua lawyer and judge who served in the state assembly, state senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Congress, Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4745.

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        L'hydrothérapeutique plumériane ou méthode de guarir les maladies par l'usage des eaux de Plumière

      1816 - de (2), VII, (1), 138 et (1) , 1816, in-4, de (2), VII, (1), 138 et (1) pages, demi-chagrin vert postérieur, plat de percaline verte, dos à 5 nerfs, Copie manuscrite de 1816 d'un manuscrit de 1611 aujourd'hui conservé à la Bibliothèque municipale de Strasbourg (Ms.0.416). François Thybourel (dont on ignore les dates de naissance et de mort, mais qui vécut durant la première moitié du XVIIe siècle), naquit à Crozes dans les Vosges et fut professeur de Mathématique et de Chirurgie à l'Université de Pont-à-Mousson. Le manuscrit de 1611 fut rédigé par l'auteur sur "commandement de son Altesse [Monseigneur Errie de lorraine, Évêque et comte de Verdun, à qui est dédié l'ouvrage], par l'advis de Monsieur de Champey". Il se divise en deux parties : une première traite des feux souterrains, le second des qualités, usages et fonctions thérapeutiques des eaux de Plumière. La présente copie manuscrite, d'une parfaite réalisation aurait probablement dû servir à l'édition d'un "fac-dissimile" du manuscrit original, au vue de sa composition générale et de la manière dont elle suit, nous semble-t-il, les moindres particularités (spécificités orthographiques de Thybourel et les notes en manchette, par exemple) sans ajouter de discours paratextuel ou critique. La page de titre manuscrit, indique "Réimprimé à [blanc] sur le manuscrit original chez [blanc] par J.A. doct. méd, à Plombières". Nous pouvons déduire de ses initiales qu'il s'agit de Jaquot Amé, qui soutint une thèse "sur les eaux minérales, froides et thermales de Plombières" en 1813 à l'Université de Strasbourg. Celui-ci projetait probablement de financer l'édition moderne d'une des premières monographies sur les eaux de Plombières. La version manuscrite du XIXe siècle est signée, en bas de la première page, "J[osep]h Destrayes". Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Ben Jonson, In Nine Volumes

      London: W. Nicol; F. C. and J. Rivington and others, 1816. . All nine volumes of this complete set are near fine condition and uniformly bound in full light brown polished calf with extensively gilt decorated spines and gilt borders on the boards with gilt devices at the corners. The spines have five raised bands with red and brown leather title labels with gilt text in two compartments and gilt tooling in three compartments. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and the turn-ins decorated with dentelles. The third compartment is occupied by an oval leather label with the gilt volume number. Each is an octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 3/8 inches. The end sheets are marbled paper. Each volumes has a prior owner's (1900) book plate on the front paste down. A very early prior owner has neatly written marginal commentary in the first six volumes. The title page continues: "With notes critical and explanatory, and a biographical memoir, by W. Gifford, Exq." Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Jonson in volume I. Each volume contains between 400 to 450 pages. An exquisite, beautifully bound set in excellent condition with no weak joints or hinges.

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        Traité pratique de l'éclairage par le gaz inflammable, contenant une description sommaire de l'appareil et du mécanisme employés pour l'illumination des rues, des maisons et des manufactures, à l'aide du gaz hydrogène carburé, tiré du charbon de terre

      1816 - 2 parties en 1 volume in-8 de Paris, Chez l'auteur et Neveu, 1816, , 2 parties en 1 volume in-8 de (4), 73, (1) pages, puis VI, 176 pages et 8 planches, demi-chagrin brun de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle, dos lisse, Première édition française, rare, publiée d'après la troisième édition anglaise. L'édition originale anglaise fut publiée à Londres en 1803. Cette traité pionnier offre un éventail des meilleures applications du gaz comme moyen d'éclairage. C'est Accum qui appliqua "en grand" le système d'éclairage public par le gaz hydrogène. Le chimiste allemand Friedrich Christian Accum (1768-1838) arriva en Angleterre en 1793; il fut assistant de l'apothicaire du roi. Vers 1800, il ouvrit son propre laboratoire, professa la chimie et la physique expérimentale, et commença à s'intéresser aux applications industrielles de la chimie. 8 planches, dont 7 repliées, montrent les installations gazogènes d'Accum. Bon exemplaire, frais, portant l'estampille, annulée, de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations Connected with Astronomy and Ancient History, Sacred and Profane on the Ruins of Babylon. together with] Observations on the Remains of Ancient Egyptian Grandeur and Superstition as Connected with Those of Assyria: Forming the Appendix to Observations on the Ruins of Babylon

      London: John Murray 1816 & 1818 - London: Sold by John Murray, Printed for the Author. 1816 & 1818, First Edition. Hardcovers. Two Volumes in One. Large Quarto - 29.2cm. [iv] viii, 164, [iv]; and [viii] xvi, 222pp. Recent period sstyle binding in half-brown calf and marbled boards with gilt ruling' spine with five raised bands, gilt titles on brown and green morocco tabs, gilt decorations. Internally clean and well-preserved but with prior ownership stamp in the upper corner on page 1, surface carbon marks on some latter pages, otherwise a clean copy, paper with pleasing acoustical and tactile quality. With four engraved plates in the first section, two in the second as called for. The plates listed: The Supposed Ruins of the Tower of Babel; Ancient Inscription on the Walls of Persepolis, The Great Pagoda of Tanjore; A Mexican Temple to the Sun and Moon, Vara Avatar of India [&] Hermes Anubis of Egypt, and The Ancient Zodiac of Egypt. Thomas Maurice was an assistant librarian at the British Museum. The book started out in the form of a review of the "Memoir on the Ruins of Babylon" (1813) by Claudius James Rich, the East India Company resident at Baghdad, but soon grew in scope. Technically the second section is an Appendix to the first section produced two years earlier, and is often referred to as a volume in its own right Ñ both sections are typically found bound in a single volume despite their being published two years apart. Maurice's particular concern was to establish whether the Egyptians or the Assyrians were the first true astronomers. His personal leaning was that the Assyrians were the first astronomers. In the course of exploring this concept, Maurice drew upon other travelers' accounts, both modern and classical, and created this massive work of comparative religion and mythology, with a central focus on the civilizations of the ancient near East and the Indian subcontinent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN AFFECTING NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTIVITY & SUFFERINGS OF MRS. MARY SMITH, WHO, WITH HER HUSBAND AND THREE DAUGHTERS WERE TAKEN PRISONERS BY THE INDIANS IN AUGUST LAST (1814) AND...WAS FORTUNATELY RESCUED FROM THE MERCILESS HANDS OF SAVAGES BY A DETACHED PARTY OF THE ARMY OF THE BRAVE GENERAL JACKSON, LATE COMMANDING AT NEW- ORLEANS

      Providence: Printed for L. Scott, 1816. Modern three-quarter brown morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Bookplate of Frank Cutter Deering on front pastedown. Text tanned and lightly foxed. Good plus. Mrs. Smith and her family were taken captive by the Chickasaws near the Yazoo in 1814. Her husband was used for tomahawk throwing practice and her three daughters were burned in front of her. She was saved from a similar fate by the raid of a company of Tennessee troops. This captivity tale was first published in Providence in 1815. The narrative was apparently a bestseller for its day, as at least seven editions appeared by 1818, all of which are rare today. The printer, Scott, produced several twenty-four-page and thirty-two-page editions with a new woodcut frontispiece and variant titlepages; some include the text about the murder of thirty people after Mrs. Smith escaped. The present edition was printed after Jackson's defeat of the British at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1815, as reflected in the title. Rare. Not in Ayer. HOWES S638, "b." SABIN 83539.

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        [COLLECTION OF EARLY SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LAWS FOR THE YEARS 1783 - 1816]

      Charleston or Columbia, 1816. Small folio or octavo. Modern buckram, gilt leather labels. Ink library stamps on titlepages, some foxing and staining, contemporary ownership inscriptions and occasional manuscript notes, a handful of leaves lacking or in facsimile. Overall, a good set. An excellent collection of rare South Carolina session laws beginning in the early Federal period, running through the War of 1812, and ending in 1815. The imprints date from 1783, 1785-87, 1795-1801, and 1803-16. The acts cover the issues commensurate with a fledgling state in the new American nation: taxation, militia, infrastructure, judicial processes, slavery, law enforcement, schools, and much more. Of particular note here is the 1783 act to incorporate Charlestown under its new name of Charleston after the British evacuation of the city in December 1782. Another noteworthy act involves preserving certain lands for the "Use and Occupation of the Cherokee Indians" (1786). The 1801 ACTS includes a 29pp. contemporary manuscript index. Also includes a MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR (1785) and REPORT OF WAYS & MEANS (1785) in addition to the ACTS. Four of the imprints include the ACTS section only, and do not include the RESOLUTIONS as called-for by Gould & Morgan, with one slightly imperfect duplicate of the first work that includes a second copy of the 1783 act incorporating Charleston. A rare assemblage of early South Carolina law, with OCLC usually recording a single copy, or very few examples, of each imprint. Any Charleston imprints from the Evans period are rare, and several examples are present here. It is a collection that would be practically impossible to put together on an individual basis. More details on the contents of the imprints are available by request. The Gould & Morgan citations are in bound order. GOULD & MORGAN 680, 640, 657, 659, 676, 677, 678, 675, 674, 679, 673, 672, 681, 766, 756, 765, 754, 757, 758, 771, 767, 747, 748, 774, 807, 853, 1182, 1233, 1309, 1354. EVANS 18190, 19250, 44795, 19252, 19253, 19251, 19998, 20715, 31219, 32856, 36336, 38533. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 1343, 5082, 7294, 7293, 9401, 11399, 13619a, 16221, 18659, 16220, 21388, 23962, 26783, 26782, 29829, 29830, 32821, 35982, 38982.

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        WAVE THEORY OF LIGHT: "Mémoire sur la diffraction de la lumière, où l';on examine particulièrement le phénomènes des franges colorées que présentent les ombres des corp éclaireés par un point lumineux." (Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 1816; Vol. I, pp. 239-281) -- 3 Volumes

      Paris: 1816, 1816. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Augustin-Jean Fresnel's (1788-1827) first published paper on light. In it he repeated with more precision the diffraction experiment first performed by Thomas Young, thus supporting the wave theory of light. He also provided the basis for determining the wavelength of light by establishing the algebraic relationship between the wavelength and the spacing of diffraction fringes and made the first tentative speculation about the transverse nature of light waves.  Also contains André Ampère's "D'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Annales de Chimie et de Physique 1 pp. 295-308, 1816); "Suite de l'Essai d'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Volume I, pp. 373-394, 1816); and  "Suite d'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Volume II, pp. 5-32 & 105-125, 1816). 452, 440, 448 pp. 8vo. Volumes I & II have blue paper boards with a brown tape spine; Volume III has the same brown paper spine, but with brown leather covers, also has marbled endpapers. Light scuffing from shelf wear. Clean within. Numerous plates and illustrations, some folding. Text in French.

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        ELEMENTS CLASSIFICATION: "Essai D';une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples," "Suite De l'Suite de l';Essai d';une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples," and "Suite d';une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples." (Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 1816; Vol. I, pp. 295-308, 373-394; Vol. II, pp. 5-32 & 105-125) -- 3 Volumes

      Paris: 1816, 1816. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. André Ampère (1775-1836) classified the 48 known elements into three major families (gaxolytes, leucolytes and chriocolytes) that he further divided into 15 "genres," based on "analogies" between the elements, chemical properties that seemed related to one another. He did this in three papers in this multi-volume set:    Also contains Augustin Fresnel's "Mémoire sur la diffraction de la lumière, où l'on examine particulièrement le phénomènes des franges colorées que présentent les ombres des corp éclaireés par un point lumineux" by Augustin Fresnel (Volume I, pp. 239-281, 1816) and André Ampère's "D'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Annales de Chimie et de Physique 1 pp. 295-308, 1816); "Suite de l'Essai d'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Volume I, pp. 373-394, 1816); and  "Suite d'une Classification naturelle pour les Corps simples" (Volume II, pp. 5-32 & 108-125, 1816). 452, 440, 448 pp. 8vo. Volumes I & II have blue paper boards with a brown tape spine; Volume III has the same brown paper spine, but with brown leather covers, also has marbled endpapers. Light scuffing from shelf wear. Clean within. Numerous plates and illustrations, some folding. Text in French.

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        Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes . [With:] . Partie Historique rédigée par M. F. Péron. Atlas par MM. Lesueur et Petit . [With:] . Partie Navigation et Géographie . Avec un Atlas

      De L'Impremerie Imperiale, Paris 1816 - 5 volumes [Historique: 3 vols. (2 vols. quarto text [11 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches]; large quarto atlas, two parts in one [12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches]); Navigation et Géographie: 2 vols. (quarto text [11 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches]; folio atlas [22 3/4 x 17 inches])]. Historique text: half-titles, 2 folding tables, engraved portrait frontispiece; Historique atlas: engraved titles (part one with vignette), 40 stipple and line engraved plates (23 hand coloured, 2 double-page), 14 maps (2 folding). Navigation text: half-title; Navigation atlas: engraved title, 32 engraved maps (25 double-page), uncut. Expertly bound to style in blue morocco-backed marbled paper covered boards, bound by Altelier Laurenchet, flat spines tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces Provenance: Pierre Lapie (secretarial presentation inscription by Freycinet on front blank in the Navigation atlas) The rare complete official narrative and hydrography of the Baudin-Freycinet Expedition: with a presentation inscription to the geographer to the King of France. The expedition was 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. Peron sailed as naturalist on the expedition and Freycinet as cartographer. The vessels, Geographe 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 narrative of the expedition was begun by Peron, and completed by Freycinet after Peron's death. A tacit agreement between Peron and Freycinet, both of whom disliked Baudin, kept the commander's name mostly absent from the present official account of the expedition. Flinders completed his survey of the Australian coast before Baudin, but his imprisonment by the French in Mauritius for seven years resulted in the French exploration account being published first. Consequently, the Baudin-Freycinet narrative includes the first complete and fully detailed map of the Australian continent. It is justly one of the most famous depictions of Australia ever produced, with virtually the entire southern coast labeled "Terre Napolean," indicating possible French colonial ambitions. The Atlas Historique contains a group of beautiful color plates, mostly of natural history specimens, many of which depict what the French saw during their important visit to Tasmania. The Baudin-Freycinet narrative is not always found complete, as the navigational text and atlas were issued on different dates and sold separately from the narrative (i.e Historique). The specialized nature of the navigational section, including the text which constitutes a pilot to the Australian coast, meant that it was not often added to copies of the narrative section. However, as first full atlas of the Australian coastline, its cartographical contribution is of extraordinary value. The present set with a secretarial presentation inscription by Freycinet to Pierre Lapie, the first geographer to the King of France and Chief of the Topographic section of the War Office. Maps of Australia and the region by Lapie, based on those by Freycinet, would appear in editions of Malte-Brun's atlas in the years following the publication of the present work. "The Journals of this important expedition are among the fines [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Emma:

      London: for John Murray,, 1816. A Novel. In three volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice," &c. &c. 3 volumes, duodecimo (177 × 102 mm). Early nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, red sprinkled edges. Half-titles discarded by the binder, as usual. Early ownership inscription shaved by the binder's knife at the head of vol. 3 title. Somewhat worn at extremities, front joint of vol. 1 starting, some slight offsetting and browning, still a very good copy. First edition of the last completed of Jane Austen's novels, fully displaying her mastery of free indirect speech, an innovation in the English novel. She had fallen out with Egerton over publication of Mansfield Park and transferred to Murray, who published the second edition of that book and the first edition of Emma on the same terms: each was published at the author's expense, with profits to the author after payment of a 10 per cent commission to the publisher. In keeping with Murray's stated views on edition sizes, 2,000 copies were printed. Emma is the only one of Jane Austen's novels to bear a dedication, unwillingly made, to the Prince Regent, the arrangement of which generated a richly comic correspondence between the author and the Prince Regent's librarian.

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        Emma: A Novel. In three volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice," &c. &c.

      London: for John Murray, 1816 - 3 volumes, duodecimo (177 × 102 mm). Early nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, red sprinkled edges. Early ownership inscription shaved by the binder's knife at the head of vol. 3 title. Somewhat worn at extremities, front joint of vol. 1 starting, some slight offsetting and browning, still a very good copy. Half-titles discarded by the binder, as usual. First edition of the last completed of Jane Austen's novels, fully displaying her mastery of free indirect speech, an innovation in the English novel. She had fallen out with Egerton over publication of Mansfield Park and transferred to Murray, who published the second edition of that book and the first edition of Emma on the same terms: each was published at the author's expense, with profits to the author after payment of a 10 per cent commission to the publisher. In keeping with Murray's stated views on edition sizes, 2,000 copies were printed. Emma is the only one of Jane Austen's novels to bear a dedication, unwillingly made, to the Prince Regent, the arrangement of which generated a richly comic correspondence between the author and the Prince Regent's librarian. Gilson A8; Keynes 8; Sadleir 62d; Garside & Schöwerling 1816:16. [Attributes: First Edition]

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