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        Biographia Literaria; or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions

      Rest Fenner, London 1817 - First edition. [iv], 296; [iv], 309, [3, ads] pp., with half-titles. 8vo. of perhaps Coleridge's most influential work - a jumble of autobiography, philosophy, criticism, and satire. The Biographia Literaria grew from Coleridge's increasing estrangement from the poetics of Wordsworth, and as early as 1800 Coleridge began planning the work. Coleridge saw his book as a response to Wordsworth's Poems of 1815, and would even instructed his printer to mimic the size and type of Wordsworth's book. He wrote the entire work in only 3 and a half months during the summer of 1815, suffering from exhaustion and opium addiction, and scrambling to supply enough material to fill out a balanced two-volume set. The rushed pace and strain of composition has been suggested as a possible cause of the several examples of plagiarism from Schelling, Kant, Maass, and Jacobi - borrowings first discovered by De Quincey in 1834. Ashley I, p. 205; Wise, Coleridge 40; Tinker 699. Provenance: K.M. Chapman (pencil inscription, 1915, on flyleaf, marginalia in pencil throughout, and ms index on rear blank); John Davidson (bookplate) Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Spine damaged, front board detached, some spotting to text [iv], 296; [iv], 309, [3, ads] pp., with half-titles. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dewitt Clinton

      December 1817. The letter written from Albany in 1817 while Governor of New York State to General James Tallmadge reads in full, <I>"Dear Sir, I have received your interesting letter. I shall be impatient until I see the report of the committee for internal improvements. The appropriation with the President on this point can do no injury and it may well comfort with a general support of his measures which I hope will be the case. An indefinite support of . . . to an administration is . . . anti- patriotic and generally unprincipled. If a member is to follow implacably the Presidential track, where is his independence as a legislator and a man! The Cabinet, as it is called, will be the main thing that will propel the whole machinery of Government. Rely upon it that a war with Spain will terminate in a war with G.B. I consider the independence of L. America as connected with the cardinal interests of mankind. To seal up the faculties of such a fine country against the . . . of improvement & the reciprocation of commercial benefits, is a high - handed offense against humanity. D - of . . . . migrated from the vicinity of Newburgh . . . in his origin, his principles have not improved by his . . . . his nomination was a country one and it was nearly . . . The next member will be of a different complexion. He has no other influence than that which be acquired by his office - a regular appointment. As to W - he is the very representation of deception and . . . T- are very malicious - they are plausible & apparently moderate but rely upon it they are false and hollow. Yours cordially,"</I> In 1817, Clinton was responsible for the creation of the Erie Canal. He persuaded the state lawmakers to provide 7 million dollars for the construction of a canal 363 miles long and 40 feet wide and four feet deep. James Monroe was President at this time and his cabinet included John C. Calhoun and John Quincy Adams. The United Kingdom also opposed a reconquest of Latin America and suggested that the U.S. join in proclaiming "hands off". Ex Presidents Jefferson and Madison counseled Monroe to accept the offer but Adams led him down a different path which led Clinton to become apprehensive. Twenty years after Monroe died in 1831, this became known as the Monroe Doctrine. General Tallmadge studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced several years in Poughkeepsie and New York. He also owned a farm in Dutchess county. For some time he was private secretary to Governor George Clinton, and during the war of 1812-'15 he commanded a company of home-guards in the defense of New York. He was elected a representative to congress as a Democrat, and served from December 1, 1817, to March 3, 1819, but declined a re-election. During that time, he defended General Andrew Jackson's course in the Seminole war, and introduced, as an amendment to the bill authorizing the people of Missouri to form a state organization, a proposition to exclude slavery from that state when admitted to the Union.

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        Swear Not At All: containing an Exposure of the Needlessness and Mischievousness, as well as Antichristianity, of the ceremony of an Oath . London: R. Hunter, 1817.

      - First published edition, though a few copies had been printed for private circulation four years earlier. This is the earliest of Bentham's works on religion and is very rare in libraries. The title quotation comes from Christ's sermon on the mount, Matthew, v, 34. 'From 1755 to 1760 Bentham attended Westminster School, which he later called "a wretched place for instruction". At the age of twelve he was sent to Queen&#146;s College, Oxford. His three years there were no more stimulating than his time at Westminster and, as a consequence of being forced to subscribe to the Thirty-Nine Articles, he departed with an abiding distrust of oaths, an antipathy he later detailed in Swear Not at All (1817)' (Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers, Bristol, Thoemmes Press, 2002). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [iv], 97, [22] pp., contemporary gilt-rolled tree calf, well rebacked some time ago, old owner's initials at top of title-page, uniform light browning, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HENRY: A Story, intended for Little Boys and Little Girls from Five to Seven Years Old.

      London, printed by and for William Darton, Jun. 58 Holborn Hill, 1817 and 1816. In 2 volumes, complete set, Part I is an early reprint 1817, Part II is a first edition 1816 (Part I first published in 1815). 12mo, approximately 155 x 100 mm, 6 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches, original publisher's printed yellow stiff paper wraps, lower covers with publisher's adverts, pages: viii, 9-60 + (4) - adverts; (2), 3-63, + (1) -adverts. Each volume has a folding copper engraved plate as frontispiece plus 2 copper plates. Covers slightly dusty, a few minor marks, small brown stain on lower cover of Part II, slight wear to spines, the same neat old name in margin of title pages, name scraped off front pastedown of Part II, one or two small pale marks to contents. A very good plus set of an uncommon early children's item, unusual to find both volumes together and in such nice condition. In her preface dated from Ipswich, Jan. 1815, the author says that she was inspired by Miss Edgeworth's 'Early Lessons' to write this story for the instruction and amusement of a dear nephew. The Dartons, page 541, No. H1079 and H 1080; Osborne I page 315 (1825, first part only) and II page 913 (2 Parts, first editions); Oppenheimer Catalogue 2601, 1825 defective. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

      Thomas Dobson and Son, Philadelphia 1817 - "A System of Anatomy for the Use of Students of Medicine" by Caspar Wistar, M. D. Complete in two volumes. Second editions. Volume 1 was originally published in 1811, and Volume 2 in 1814. Published by Thomas Dobson and Son, Philadelphia, 1817. The books measures 5" x 8.75", 409 and 433 pages, respectively. Illustrated with pull-out chart on page 288 of Volume 2. Pieces of ephemera about the author laid-in. Full bound in its original calf. The leather has been treated with a conditioner by a professional bookbinder to restore and preserve them for years to come. The books are in good antiquarian condition. Wear and leather loss to the boards and especially at the spines, with scuffed edges. Previous owner's writing in ink on the boards of Volume 1. Previous owner's notations and writing on the endsheets and leaves, with ink signature on the title pages. Corner of paper loss to the front leaf of Volume 2. Discolored stain to the fore-edges with moisture stains to the rear paste-downs. The front hinge of Volume 1 is cracked. The textblocks are toned, largely clean, and unmarked, save two "x" marks on pages 243 and 321 of Volume 1. The bindings are sound. These are the first American textbooks on the subject of Anatomy. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (H6-37) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Return Meigs

      1817 - 1828. Offered is an archive of five documents: <br /><br />(1) PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED BY MEIGS AS MONROE'S POSTMASTER GENERAL. Manuscript DS: <I>"R J Meigs Jr."</I> while Monroe's Postmaster General, and <I>"Samel Whipple"</I>, 1p, 7.75 inches by 6.25 inches. Marietta, August 7, 1817. Promissory note. In full: <I>"On or before the first day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty, We jointly & severely promise to pay to Robert Wallace Senior or to the Bearer hereof. Three Hundred and Fifty Dollars with the lawful interest on the same from the first day of April last."</I> On verso, an agent for Wallace has penned, in part, <I>"Marietta 7th July 1820 Received of R. J. Meigs Jr. Esq... .$350"</I> and <I>"Sept. 25. 1820 received of R.J. Meigs Esq Sixty nine & fifty cents for the balance of this obligation."</I> Small paper seals affixed to the right of Meigs and Whipple's signatures with part of Whipple's signature on the seal. Fine condition. <br /><br />(2) LEASE OF LAND TO MEIGS GRANTED FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES 10 YEARS EARLIER. Manuscript DS: <I>"Robert Wallace"</I> and <I>"Rebecca Wallace"</I>, 3p, 7.75 inches by 13 inches. Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, August 30, 1817. Robert Wallace and his wife lease land to Return J. Meigs, Jr. and Samuel Whipple for $1250. This land had been granted to Wallace in 1807 in pursuance of a state law <I>"authorizing the leasing of certain lands in the county of Washington, granted for religious purposes."</I> Fine condition. <br /><br />(3) TWO NOTES SIGNED BY MEIGS ON VERSO OF 1824 DOCUMENT. Manuscript DS: <I>"Ezekiel T. Cox"</I>, 1p, 7.75 inches by 8 inches. Muskingum County, Ohio, January 12, 1824. Sworn statement that Return J. Meigs owed Cox $10.32 for the Muskingum Messenger for three years plus interest. On verso, Meigs has penned two ADsS: <I>"R J Meigs"</I>, one November 29, 1824: <I>"Paid to George Harton for E T Cox Five Dollars"</I> and the other, Marietta, December 29, 1824: <I>"We agree to join issue and come forthwith before D H Buell on the within account."</I> Cox's attorney has signed for Cox beneath Meigs' signature. A third unsigned note in Meigs' hand at the bottom: <I>"Decr 29th 1824. Judgment for Plaintiff for $3.12 w. Costs Judgment for .35"</I>. After Meigs' father died on January 28, 1823, Meigs dropped the "Jr." from his signature. Slight separation at edges of folds. <br /><br />(4) MEIGS' WIDOW CLAIMS HUSBAND'S BUSINESS PARTNER OWED HER HUSBAND MONEY. Manuscript DS: <I>"Sophia Meigs"</I> twice, 8.5 inches by 12.25 inches. Washington County, Ohio, June 8, 1825. Headed: <I>"To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, for the County of Washington, Ohio, in Chancery sitting"</I>. Sophia Meigs "widow, and administratrix of the estate of the Honbl. Return Jonathan Meigs, late of said Marietta, deceased; (who died about the 29th March last intestate)... ." writes about a partnership her husband had entered into in 1820 with Henry P. Willcox and that money is due her late husband's estate from profits of the firm. Fine condition. <br /><br />(5) COMPLAINT AGAINST MEIGS' ESTATE IN 1828 WITH 1824 PROMISSORY SIGNED BY MEIGS ATTACHED. ADS: <I>"Saml F. Vinton"</I> for the plaintiff, 3p, 8 inches by 10 inches. Court of Common Pleas, Washington County, Ohio, July Term A.D. 1828. The President and Directors of the Union Bank of George Town complain against <I>"Sophia Meigs Administratrix of Return J. Meigs deceased"</I> relating to a promissory note signed by John G. Jackson on September 21, 1824. The 7.5 inch by 2.75 inch promissory note was attached to the blank fourth page with wax at the upper left corner. It has detached, separating at two folds, leaving the 4.5 inch by .75 inch upper left corner attached. In full: <I>"On the first day of Jany 1825 I promise to pay to the order of R J Meigs Esq One thousand four hundred and ninety five Dollars for value received payable at the union Bank of Geo Town... "</I> signed: <I>"J G Jackson"</I>. Signed on verso: <I>"R J Meigs"</I>. A miniscule portion of the ending of the "s" is on the portion remaining attached to the three page document. Except for the detached portion of the promissory note, in fine condition. Five items.

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        REALE GALLERIA DI FIRENZE illustrata.

      1817 - 1831, Tipografia All'insegna Di Dante - Presso Giuseppe Molini 1817 - 11 tomes reliés en 5 volumes forts in-8 ( 225 X 145 mm ), plein veau vert empire, dos lisses ornés de caissons décorés de fers romantiques et monogrammés au dos du chiffre J. B. couronné ( Marquis ), important décor rocaille sur chacun des plats. 550 planches hors-texte finement gravées, certaines dépliantes. La série complète comprend 13 volumes, notre collection est incomplète du volume 3 de la série 1 et du volume unique de la série 2. Quelques rares planches présentent des rousseurs, les autres sont très fraîches, Bel exemplaire dans une reliure très décorative. Notre exemplaire comporte: - Volume 1: Série 1, tomes 1, 192 pages, ( Tipografia all'insegna di Dante, 1828 ) et 2, 171 pages ( Presso Giuseppe Molini, 1824 ). 91 planches.- Volume 2: Série 3, tomes 1, 278 pages et 2, 200 pages. ( Presso Giuseppe Molini, 1817 et 1820 ). 129 planches.- Volume 3: Série 3, tomes 3, 178 pages et 4, 165 pages. ( Presso Giuseppe Molini, 1821 et 1833 ). 119 planches.- Volume 4: Série 4, tomes 1, 203 pages, 2, 264 pages et 3, 267 pages. ( Presso Giuseppe Molini, 1817, 1819 et 1824 ). 157 planches.- Volume 5: Série 5, tomes 1, 302 pages et 2, 214 pages. ( Presso Giuseppe Molini, 1824 et 1831 ). 54 planches. Renaissance Camée Sculpture peinture Intailles Beaux-arts Italie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        William Lambert - 1816/7 - 3rd Edition

      Hi, This lot is a paperback copy of the Third Edition 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 1817 (before May) so nearly 200 years old. This paperback does not have the original covers or the frontispiece but other than that it is complete and checked against Roger Hancocks guide. The front cover (title page) has tape to the left but the book is badly shaken and could do with new tape or to be rebound as it is very loose indeed, hence the tiny price.

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        Loss of the American Brig Commerce, wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815. With an Account of Tombuctoo, and of the hitherto undiscovered great City of Wassanah

      1817 - 1st edition. With a large folding map (this a little carelessly folded). 4to. Very smart contemporary half calf with back richly gilt including in the uppermost panel an ownership cypher, corners rubbed. xvi,618pp. John Murray. London. With the armorial bookplate of Sarah Sophia Child, Lady Jersey, also known ironically as ?Silence? [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Byrth, Lyf, and Actes of Kyng Arthur; of His Noble Knights of the Rounde Table, Theyr Merveyllous Enquests & Adventures .

      Longman, Hurst, London 1817 - Two large 8vo volumes. (4),lxiii,(3),xxxix,(1)383,(1);(4)495,(1)pp. Printed from Caxton's edition of 1485. With an Introduction and Notes by Robert Southey, the Poet Laureate of England. First edition with Southey's notes. Each volume with a large woodcut on the title page showing a knight and a dragon. Engraved gothic and figural initials. Contemporary binding of full near black morocco, spines in six compartments with raised bands, top edges gilt; gilt inner dentelles; marbled endpapers. Text blocks are remarkably free of the usual foxing that dogs this edition. Neat bookplates in each volume. A near fine set. This is the ninth printing of Malory, after Caxton (1485), De Worde (1498 & 1529), Copland (1557), East (ca. 1575), Stansby (1634) and two 12mo. editions in 1816. This was the first modern text of Malory which attempted to recapture the text as it was first published by Caxton. All contemporary advertisements indicate that this edition consisted only of 250 copies with 50 copies on large paper, though there is some suggestion from notes in the publisher's books that as many as 1000 copies may have been printed. This is the regular edition, still impressive at 10 inches, and a scarce and important printing. Gaines, A9. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Statement respecting the Earl of Selkirk's settlement upon the Red River in North America; its destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the massacre of Governor Semple and hist party. With observations upon a recent publication, entitled "A narrative of occurence in the Indian countries," &c

      John Murray, London 1817 - 8vo, pp. viii, 194, [2], c (appendix), 12 (ads dated June 1817); folding map (split along 2 folds); later green cloth, green morocco label (faded to brown) on spine; very good, sound copy. Enlarged edition of the author's Statement respecting the Earl of Selkirk's settlement of Kildonan, London, 1817. Lande 1206; TPL 1093; Sabin 20704. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New General Atlas consisting of a series of geographical designs on various projections exhibiting the form and component parts of the globe and a collection of maps and charts delineating the natural and political divisions of the empires kingdoms and states in the world constructed from the best systematic works and the most authentic voyages and travels

      Large folio (537 x 424 mm), 2 vols.; engraved title-page, engraved dedication leaf, 34pp. text, double-page plate of comparative heights, seventy-four maps, Europe on four sheets, two loose, 22pp. consulting index, most of the maps in original wash colour, some in outline only, the preliminary text waterstained at foot (apparently before binding, as the map block is unmarked). 19th century half red morocco over red pebble-grain cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Extremities slightly rubbed, boards a touch discoloured. General offsetting of the maps (as often). Edinburgh : George Ramsay for John Thomson and company [et al.], 

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        Rare Antique Master Print-PROOF-FREEDOM RELIGION-NETHERLANDS-Moeyjer-Bemme-1817

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'De Vrijheid-verkrijging der Protestentsche godsdienst, in de Nederlanden. (Title lacking on this rare proof impression.)' - (The gaining of Protestant religious freedom in the Low Countries.) This is an large allegory of this event in 1517 in present day Belgium and the Netherlands. Rare Proof impression. Detailed description: Prince Willem I, holding a lance and freedom hat is standing next to the personification of religion in front of a monument erected for the fight for freedom of Religion. The monument depicts the Counts of Egmont and Horne standing on a shield covering the Duke of Parma. They are flanked by death and Hercules. Sunrays appear from behind disappearing clouds. Behind the Price the flag and ships of the Geuzen. On the right forground razing soldiers, a mother with children, a soldier killing a Catholic priest (possibly referring to the Martyrs of Gorkum). Centrally a fleeing Popal figure. On the left foreground cavalry, with one pointing his pistol at the Prince. More cavalry in the background left is holding a flag Burgundian Cross. In the left bottom corner a burned victim of religious persecution or Spanish Inquisition. Etching and stipple engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Published by Johannes Groenewoud Janszn. According to Muller published in 1817 during the 3rd centennial of the Church reform (1517), but sources also mention the possibillity of it's publication in 1827 during the 250 year celebration of the Union of Brussels (1577). State: Proof state. Ref: FMH 728; Atlas van Stolk 612.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Johannes Adriaansz. Bemme' after 'G. Moeyjer'. Johannes Adriaansz. Bemme (1775-1841) was a Dutch designer and etcher active in Rotterdam. He was also active in the very early years of the lithography. He was a student of his father, Hauck and D. Langendijk. C. Moeyjer = C. Meyer. Condition: Good, given age. Image very nice. Tears in lower right corner, several small tears and creases in margins. Light soiling of margins.This print is in good shape given it's size and vulnerability. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P11-22 The overall size is ca. 29.5 x 22 inch. The image size is ca. 28.2 x 20.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 74.9 x 55.8 cm. The image size is ca. 71.7 x 51.5 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Encyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse.

      Heidelberg: in August Oswald's Universitätsbuchhandlung,, 1817. Zum Gebrauch seiner Vorlesungen … Octavo (200 × 120 mm). Recent marbled boards, red paper spine label lettered gilt. Scattered light spotting throughout, as usual; a very good copy. First edition of Hegel's most complete exposition of his system, written for use at his lectures when he was professor of philosophy at Heidelberg (1816–18). "Hegel is, of course, famous for his dialectical method, but it is enormously difficult to explain this in a brief compass. It should first be noted that Hegel set out his systematic writings in dialectical triads comprising a thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. Thus, he divided his Encylopedia, in which he expounded his system as a whole, into three fundamental division sections – 'Logic' [a revision of his Science of Logic], 'Philosophy of Nature' and 'Philosophy of Mind'" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy III, 436). Each of these three sections is then further divided into three, resulting in an encyclopaedic structure for his entire system.

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        An Address delivered to the inhabitants of New Lanark on the first of January 1816 at the opening of the Institution established for The Formation of Character By Robert Owen

      Third Edition. 8vo. 48, pp. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Modern book-label of John Clay. London: for Longman ... [Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor Shoe-Lane.]

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        Sibylline Leaves:

      London: Rest Fenner,, 1817. A Collection of Poems. Octavo (224 x 142 mm). Original boards, uncut. With the half-title. Cracks down spine and joints but holding at all the cords, loss at the ends, board edges worn, lightly spotted within, still good condition and unrestored. Later inscription with pasted down slip to front free endpaper. First edition, unrestored in original boards, and inscribed by Derwent Coleridge, "The Misses Crumpe, from affectionately theirs, Derwent Coleridge, June 20th 1820", on the front free endpaper. Elizabeth Crumpe was a friend and regular correspondent of the Coleridge children. Sibylline Leaves constituted Coleridge's own collection of his best poems to date, beginning with The Rime of the Ancient Mariner re-edited and printed for the first time in its familiar form with side-notes. The volume also contains eight unpublished poems and one by his American friend Washington Allston. Setting pleasing association aside, the title is rare and highly desirable in original state - a fine copy in boards sold at Christies in 2015 for $16,250.

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        Zapolya: A Christmas Tale, in Two Parts

      London: Rest Fenner, 1817. First edition. [vi], 128 pp., lacking half-title. 8vo. Original pale blue stab-sewn wrappers. Sporadic spotting, else a fine, fresh copy. Bookplate. In custom card box. First edition. [vi], 128 pp., lacking half-title. 8vo. First edition in wrappers of Coleridge's Christmas drama modeled after Shakespeare's Winter's Tale and written with Byron's encouragement. The play was rejected by Drury Lane and Covent Garden but found favor with the reading public, leading to its eventual stage production at the Surrey Theater under the title Zapolya: or the Warwolf. &#11;A fine copy in wrappers; Wise notes that Zapolya was issued in either boards or wrappers. Haney 29; Prideaux, p. 46; Wise, Coleridge 46

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        Précis historique des opérations militaires de l'Armée d'Italie, en 1813 et 1814, par le Chef de l'État-Major-général de cette Armée.

      À Paris, Chez Barrois 1817 - in-8, IV-199 pp., carte dépl., demi-basane fauve, dos lisse, filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Cachet de bibliothèque allemande. Tulard, 1486. "Nommé le 8 mai 1813 chef d'état-major de l'armée d'Italie, Vignolle servit à la bataille du Mincio le 8 février 1814". Témoignage militaire de bonne qualité, à la fois précis et objectif.

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        AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CAMPAIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS, IN 1815, UNDER HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, AND MARSHAL PRINCE BLUCHER, COMPRISING THE BATTLES OF LIGNY, QUATRE BRAS, AND WATERLOO; with a detailed narrative of the Political Events connected with those memorable conflicts, down to the surrender of Paris, and the departure of Bonaparte for St. Helena

      London: Henry Colburn, 1817. First edition; illustrated by numerous public and private official documents, and other papers, hitherto unpublished, communicated by officers of the highest distinction; embellished with a Series of Plates, descriptive of the country between Brussel. Folio (12 5/8 x 11 inches) in brown and dark green marbled hardcovers with fine brown leather corners and spine; VG; spine embossed with five bands, gold gilt and letters; boards show moderate soiling and shelf wear, mostly rubbing to marbled area; corners slightly bumped and spine slightly worn; binding still strong; flaps and external edges in moire, in good condition; previous owner's signature penciled on ffep; title page slightly discolored; paper generally clean, with occasional pages heavily foxed; text clean, in fairly large print except for appendix; p. 139 detaching with tearing around edges; p. 329 has tiny tear on the external edge; pp. 368; content: two aquatint frontispiece, including portraits of the General Officers; three-page author's dedication to the Duke of Wellington; at the beginning, folded engraving of the Battle of Waterloo; folded Map of the Campaign; large folded Plan of the Battles (torn around the edge and repaired with scotch tape); at the end, 25 plates of aquatint engravings including the "Flight of Bonaparte from the Field of Waterloo accompanied by his guide"; all plates bright with no foxing; appendix contains 17 narratives (in French and English) of the military operations, including Napoleon's writings to the Soldiers and to the People of France. CONSIGNMENT. Shelved in Case 4 Spine is brown leather with gilt text and decoration. Dupont.

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        Honorary Testimonial

      London - Honorary Testimonial etched and engraved by John Dadley after James George Oben, with a gold stamp in the bottom right corner, plate size 382 x 323 mm, sheet size 528 x 383 mm. [ebc6128] [London: c.1817] A very grand engraved testimonial granting John Lee Esq Honorary Membership of the Royal Jennerian Society on 5th June 1837, with his name and the date added in manuscript. A triumphal arch is surmounted by the royal crest and a lion and unicorn, with rows of crests interspersed with pillars, with Jenner standing to the left as he tramples a serpent, while standing on a pedestal decorated with a woman milking a cow and handing a bowl to children. Through the arch can be seen London and St. Paul's, and below are sheets of paper listing the Patrons and Honorary Members in 1817. At the foot, to the right of John Lees's name is a golden square (56 x 56 mm) stamped with a circular impression of Jenner with cattle around him, and a ship and St. Paul's. Following the discovery of Edward Jenner (1749-1823) the Royal Jennarian Society was formed at the London Tavern on 19th January 1803. Under the patronage of the Prince and Princess of Wales, the society's goal was to promote the eradication of smallpox through vaccination. By 1817 the Duke of Wellington was President, a position he still held 20 years later.

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        Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793 to 1817, The

      London: Printed for J. Jenkins? by L. Harrison, 1817 - First Edition, First Issue With Pre Publication WatermarksFifty-Five Superb Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793 to 1817. London: Printed for J. Jenkins? by L. Harrison, [1817]. First edition, First Issue With Pre Publication WatermarksLarge quarto (13 7/8 x 11 5/16 inches; 352 x 287 mm.). xii, pp. (including dedication, introduction, list of plates and list of subscribers) and [74] leaves of descriptive text. Engraved title with hand-colored vignette and fifty-five hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, J. Baily, and J. Jeakes after T. Whitcombe and Pocock. One uncolored plate with plan of the Bombardment of Algiers and plan of the Battle of Trafalgar. Text watermarked J. Whatman 1812; twelve plates watermarked J. Whatman 1811 and two plates watermarked J. Whatman 1816. Bound without the list of subscribers. Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards. Spine with five double raised bands, ruled in blind and lettered in gilt in compartments. Armorial bookplate of William Hutton on front paste-down.A large and tall example (Abbey's copy measured 13 1/8 x 10 5/8 inches). In this copy, which is a first issue with pre-publication watermarks throughout, the engraved-title vignette is colored. This is quite unusual with early issues as all the literature states that only later issues had the title vignette colored."As in the "Martial Achievements" there are late issues of the plates which must be examined to see that the watermarks are pre-publication. Some copies of this work have one or two additional plates, namely portraits of Nelson and Lord St Vincent. The work is complete without them. Copies were issued with the plates on India paper and also in etched outline. Some large-paper copies have the plates in three states. More sought after than the Martial Achievements, it is becoming uncommon". (Tooley p. 234-5). "Collectors should note that evidence of early state in this book can be found in the title-page vignette, originally issued uncoloured, and coloured only in later issues. The book was reprinted as late at 1840, copies having been seen with watermarks of the date." (Abbey, Life. p. 287). Abbey's copy measured 13 1/8 x 10 5/8 inches.Abbey, Life, 337; Bobins II, 360; Tooley 282. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Tübingen 17, August 1817, 4 . 3 Seiten mit Adresse öffnungsbedingter Randfehlstelle. An das königliche Oberamt zu Calw, dem er den Taufschein des Kindes der Maria Christiane Bachmaier aus Stammheim sowie die Abschrift des Attests überschickt, mit dem diese in die "hiesige Gebähranstalt" eingewiesen wurde. Auf der zweiten und dritten Seite finden sich die eigenhändigen Notizen des Oberamtmanns Friedrich Braun, der dem Calwer Oberamt von 1808 bis 1827 vorstand, zum vorliegenden Fall.Georgii, Wilhelm August (1789-1819), schwäbischer Mediziner und Revoluzzer. Georgii, Sohn eines Pfarrers aus Degerloch, studierte zunächst Theologie in Tübingen und seit 1808 Medizin. 1816 wurde Georgii ordentlicher Professor der Chirurgie und Geburtshülfe und damit zugleich Direktor der "Chirurgischen und geburtshülflichen Klinik an der Universität zu Tübingen". Als Antrittsvorlesung hielt er "Zwey Vorträge, über den Begriff von Chirurgie und Geburtshülfe und die Bedingungen ihrer Ausübung", in denen er sich u.a. mit der Frage befasste, ob "die Geburtshülfe den Weibern anvertraut werden" solle. Neben seinen medizinischen und wissenschaftlichen Leistungen ist Georgii v.a. als studentischer Sozial-Revoluzzer und Insasse des Hohenasperg bekannt geworden. Als Student gründete Georgii 1806 gemeinsam mit dem Naturforscher und Industriellen Karl Ludwig Freiherr von Reichenbach und dem Botaniker Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter die "Otaheiti-Gesellschaft", einen von Cooks Reisebeschreibungen inspirierten Geheimbund, der, die Verhältnisse in Europa anprangernd, die Auswanderung und Errichtung einer Kolonie auf Tahiti anvisierte. Nachdem der Bund bei den Autoritäten denunziert worden war, wurden die Gründer und einige der Mitglieder der Gesellschaft gefangengesetzt: Georgii erhielt wegen "lebhaft geäusserter Abneigung gegen die politische Verfassung Europas" vier Wochen Festungshaft (cf. Horst Brandstätter, Asperg: Ein Deutsches Gefängnis, Berlin 1978, 52)Briefe von Wilhelm August Georgii (1789-1819) sind im Autographenhandel äußerst selten!

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        LOSS OF THE AMERICAN BRIG COMMERCE,WRECKED ON THE WESTERN COAST OF AFRICA,IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST,1815.WITH AN ACCOUNT OF TOMBUCTOO,AND THE HITHERTO UNDISCOVERED GREAT CITY OF WASSANAH. [G]

      London: John Murray,(1817). Disasters; Africa; Shipwreck; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Map; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xvi, 618 pages; Loss of the American Brig Commerce, wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August,1815. With an Account of Tombuctoo, and the Hitherto Undiscovered Great City of Wassanah. 4to, contemp. Marbled boards. & calf corners, 20th-Century tan calf spine & black morocco spine label; hinges reinforced. Folding Map. Scattered, generally light, foxing, light to occasionally moderate foxing to map. But internally generally crisp copy. Sabin 71398. Adt'l graphics of map and frontis available. ; 6, Very Good with no dust jacket

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        Travels in the interior of America, in the years 1809, 1810, 1811.

      Printed for the Author by Smith and Galway, 1817., Liverpool: - 8vo. xii, [9]-364 pp. With appendix of the Osage language; Oration Delivered by the Big Elk .; Narrative . of the Expedition of Mr. Hunt.; Description of the Missouri Territory; Remarks on the States of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, with the Illinois and Western Territory.; Catalogue of some of the more Rare or Valuable Plants . on the Missouri; [Letters]; Observations on the Nature of Animalcules, and Principles of Vegetable Physiology, with Errata slip; former rubber-stamps on title and rear diminished or erased. Modern half antique-style calf, marbled boards, extra-gilt spine, red leather gilt-stamped label, original paste-downs and end sheets preserved. Early ownership inscription, â&#128;&#156;Chas. Bradburyâ&#128;&#153;s, [date], 1818[?], Price bound 10/-. Near fine. RARE. FIRST EDITION. â&#128;&#156;A thorough, detailed description of travel along the Mississippi Valley, done with an eye toward settling in New Orleans. Considerable commentary on life in that part of America.â&#128;&#157; Bradburyâ&#128;&#153;s account of exploration and collecting specimens around the Missouri River: â&#128;&#156;Living in Manchester in 1808. he applied to the trustees of the Liverpool Botanic Garden for funding to visit America and collect plants. His sponsors were also interested in having Bradbury work to improve the supply of cotton from America to Liverpool. Upon arrival in the Unites States in 1809, Bradbury met with Thomas Jefferson who recommended that instead of setting up his base of operation in New Orleans, Bradbury should go to St. Louis. Jefferson wrote to Meriwether Lewis on 16.8.09 introducing Bradbury, but by the time Bradbury reached St. Louis on 31.12.09 Lewis was dead. In 1811 Bradbury and Nuttall joined the expedition of Wilson Price Hunt and other Astorians up the Missouri as far as the Arikara villages.â&#128;&#157; â&#128;" Howgego. â&#128;&#156;After arriving safely in New Orleans, Bradbury dispatched his last collection of plants to Europe with the idea that he would soon follow them. Since his relationship with his Liverpool sponsors had dissolved, Bradbury sent his package to his son, John Leigh Bradbury, who mistakenly forwarded it to Liverpool. Unfortunately, before Bradbury could arrange passage home, the War of 1812 broke out, effectively ending all traffic across the Atlantic and stranding him in American until 1816. Bradbury appears to have waited out the war in New York, all the while anxiously waiting for the moment of his return to England and reunion with his family and the botanical findings that he planned to publish. Meanwhile, in Liverpool, William Roscoe was dividing Bradburyâ&#128;&#153;s plants among several members of the Linnaean Society. Through this process, Bradburyâ&#128;&#153;s discoveries came to the attention of another botanist, Frederick Pursh (1774-1820), perhaps the most unscrupulous naturalist of the era. When he returned to England, sometime during 1816, Bradbury discovered that Pursh had already published his plants in a book entitled Flora Americae Septentrionalis (1814). Though unable to publish a book on his plants, Bradbury did manage to publish his Travels in London during August 1817. â&#128;" Daniel Patterson, ?Roger Thompson, ?J. Scott Bryson, Early American Nature Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia, 2008, pp. 70-75. SOURCES: Waldman, Carl and Alan Wexler. â&#128;&#156;Bradbury, John, 1768-1823.â&#128;&#157; In Who Was Who in World Exploration. New York: Facts on File, 1992; â&#128;&#156;Bradbury, John.â&#128;&#157; In The New Encyclopedia of the American West, edited by Howard R. Lamar, 122. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998; A Tribute to John Bradbury. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, 2000. (August 12, 2003); Yatskivych, George. Missouriâ&#128;&#153;s First Botanists. Conservation Commission of Missouri, 2002. (August 12, 2003). PROVENANCE: Though inscribed with the name of â&#128;&#156;Chas. Bradburyâ&#128;&#157;, there is no evidence of a familial tie here to John Bradbury, who produced eight children. Thus far I have not found the names of all the relations and none of those found are named â&#128;&#156;Charles.â&#128;&#157; Johnâ&#128;&#153;s parents were E [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Rosa Gallica Versicolor

      Paris 1817 - This beautiful stipple engraving is from Pierre Joseph Redoute's Les Roses. The work was published in Paris by Firmin Didot between 1817 and 1824. The text was written by Claude Antoine Thory.Redoute's name is synonymous with beauty and in the world of botanical art he is known as the best. The work proved to be not only outstanding in terms of its beauty but also for its scientific merits. Many of the images were after Thory's personal collection as well as the rose garden of the Empress Josephine's garden at Malmaison. Redoute and Thory described almost all of the important roses that were known in their time. Lawalree describes the text as being 'of outstanding importance to both botanists and horticulturalists.Redoute's fame is due in large part to his diligent effort to perfect the use of stipple engraving. This labor intensive, and therefore expensive, technique creates subtle yet stunning variations of color making it superior to the engraving alone. Each plate was created using the 'a la poupee' process in which the color was applied before the printing. Hand-finished coloring was painstakingly applied after printing.Redoute was renowned for his artistic ability and tutored such people as Queen Marie-Antoinette, Empress Josephine, Marie-Louise, and Queen Marie-Amelie. Redoute influenced a breadth of artists that followed him including Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, and Prevost. Redoute is widely considered the finest botanical illustrator of the early 19th century, if not throughout history.The process of stipple engraving and color printing give the Redoute Rose prints their luminous quality. Stippling is an etching process that employs dots instead of lines to form the image, which is then color printed by applying colored inks directly to the copper plate for each impression. The use of colored inks, greens and browns to print the stems and leaves, and reds and pinks to print the flowers, create a more luminous print by eliminating the necessity to paint watercolor over a back inked image. --- The work is in very good to excellent condition. There is an occasional faint fox mark or imperfection to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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        A Complete and Permanent Science of Morals, Founded on Transcendental Philosopy. [or, drop title: Moral philosophy reduced to a complete and permanent science on the principles of transcendental philosophy, as contained in Kant's "Critic of Practical Reason."]

      - n.p. [London 1817] Quarto original wrapper titled in gilt with printed label; printed on the back; title leaf, pp763-784 and separately printed index leaf numbered 785, four hand coloured plates. A presentation from Wirgman inscribed to Wm Constable Esqre on the front wrapper and annotated throughout as a guide to the reader. This a separate printing of Wirgman's article on Kant's moral philosophy in Encyclopaedia Londinensis - a perfect example of enthusiasm on it's way to being mania. Wirgman did four articles altogether covering the array of Kant and these could be bought from him coloured or uncoloured. He then went on to write and publish a formidable line of Kantesian solutions to everything. Along the way he spent the fortune he had made as a goldsmith. As John Timbs - retailer of dusty gossip - described him, "the eccentric Thomas Wirgman, the Kantesian, as a goldsmith and jeweller, made a considerable fortune, which he squandered as a regenerating philosopher." Wirgman was introduced to Kant by Friedrich Nitsch in the 1790s along with Godwin, Henry Richter and Coleridge. Unlike fellow traveller Coleridge, Wirgman didn't run for cover confronted with the indifference or hostility to German philosophy in England. It may have been exactly Wirgman that made Coleridge write "I am no Zealot or Bigot for German Philosophy" to a friend at the same time he wanted to found a German library - just not called German - in London. As said, Wirgman, advertised these for sale but this is a special presentation copy exhaustively made easy to navigate by numerous captions and pointers. William Constable is a too common name to place but there was a Scottish goldsmith William Constable at work around that time.

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        Ledger Book-United Female African Society

      United Female African Society 1817 - Published in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, November 18, 1817. "At a meeting held at the house of John Green Esq. in Adams, by a number of Females on the first day of October - in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & seventeen - the following was agreed to. We whose names are underwritten being sensible of the blessings we enjoy of living in a land of light & liberty where we enjoy.privileges while many of our fellow mortals.a miserable existence in slavery & heathenish darkness - do agree to form our selves into a body to contribute our nites for the Education of the People of color." Hand-written ledger-Green decorated wallpaper bind. Paper, ink 20x 17.5 cm [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        AMERICAN MEDICAL BOTANY, BEING A COLLECTION OF THE NATIVE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE UNITED STATES

      Boston: R. Bowyer(1817 - 1820). First Edition, Three octavo (6-5/8" x 9-7/8") volumes bound in 19th century black half-morocco leather with matching corners and marbled boards. Illustrated with 60 engraved color plates, the first 10 hand-colored and the others color-printed. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST AMERICAN BOTANICAL BOOK as well as the first book with color-printed plates produced in America. Bigelow received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was professor of medicine and botany at Harvard College., Hardcover, Scattered toning, some offsetting and mild foxing, wormhole to upper margin at the front few pages of the first volume; small library blind-stamps to titles and to all plates; mild rubbing and repairs to the binding. Very Good

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        William Lambert - 1816/7 - 3rd Edition

      Hi, This lot is a paperback copy of the Third Edition 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 1817 (before May) so nearly 200 years old. This paperback does not have the original covers or the frontispiece but other than that it is complete and checked against Roger Hancocks guide. The front cover (title page) has tape to the left but the book is badly shaken and could do with new tape or to be rebound as it is very loose indeed, hence the tiny price.

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        Lettre a un Électeur de Paris; par M. de Pradt.

      Paris, Bechet, 1817. 8°. 141 S. Interimsbroschur der Zeit (Kleisterpapier). EA. In franz. Sprache. Mit eighd. Signatur Bechets. - Angestaubt, leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Pradt (1759 - 1837) war Generalvikar des Erzbischof von Rouen, bevor er nach Paris in die Generalversammlung der Stände ging. Zuerst Gegener der Revolution, wurde er 1804 von Napoleon zum Bischof von Poitiers ernannt, daneben wurde er mit einige diplomatischen Missionen betraut. Sein schriftstellerisches Werk kreiste denn auch um diesen Schwerpunkt. (Zitat) - Selten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Franz. Literatur; Geschichte

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