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        Plan of Parliamentary Reform, in the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for each Article, with an Introduction, shewing the Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of moderate Reform

      London: R. Hunter,, 1817. Octavo (211 x 123 mm). Contemporary blue straight grained morocco, gilt double-rule border to covers, rebacked, red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Without the final advertisement leaf; a very fine copy. First edition of Bentham's important work, advocating parliamentary reform. Written in 1809, the Catechism is an example of the concern Bentham developed for representative democracy and, in Holdsworth's words, is the work that "signalized his conversion to the creed of the radical reformers" (History of English Law). Bentham advocates here the holding of annual elections, secret voting, uniform electoral districts, suffrage for all who pay a certain amount of taxes and the exclusion of placemen from the House of Commons. Bentham offered the paper, anonymously, to William Cobbett for inclusion in the latter's Political Register. Insertion was declined and Bentham never forgave Cobbett: the references to him in subsequent writings are usually abusive. "By 1817 Bentham had become a much firmer believer in reform and he now prefaced his original tract of fifty-two pages with a new introduction of 337 pages showing The Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of Moderate Reform. He also reprinted at the end, without permission, a sixteen-page sketch by Mr. Meadley On Various Proposals for a Constitutional Reform in the Representation of the People introduced into the Parliament of Great Britain from 1770 to 1812." (Muirhead).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le regne animale. Contemporary green morocco with wallet edges

      Paris: Deterville, 1817. First edition. Cuvier, Georges L. C. F. D., baron (1769-1832). Le r?gne animal distribué d'apr?s son organisation. . . . 4 vols. in 2, 8vo. Multi-vol. text, approx. 2000pp. 15 engraved plates by Pierron & Louvet after drawings by Laurillon. Paris: Deterville, 1817. French green morocco c. 1817, wallet edges. Binding a bit rubbed but a fine set in a very unusual contemporary binding. First Edition. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 195. Printing and the Mind of Man, 276. Garrison-Morton 327 (citing 3rd ed.). The most influential exposition of the typological approach to animal classification, representing the greatest body of zoological facts that had yet been assembled; it served as the standard zoological manual for most of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century. Cuvier's view of animal organization led him to an early recognition of the balance of nature, both with respect to the functional balance of parts in the individual and the interdependence of groups in the "network of nature." However, Cuvier's adherence to the concept of species as rigid, unchanging types rendered him unable to account for the immense variation within species populations. Coleman, pp. 94-98. DSB. Norman 567.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        FLORA MEDICA Ossia catalogo alfabetico ragionato delle piante medicinali, descritto in lingua italiana.

      Milano, Destefanis, 1817. In-8 p., 7 voll., mz. pelle coeva (abras. ai piatti), dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. 244; (2),239; 244; 245; (2),239; (2),240; (2),128. Magnifica raccolta completa di 393 tavole (la 330 è bis) per lo più incise in rame da Dell'Acqua e con squisita coloritura di Lazzaretti, tutte dettagliatamente descritte: sono 392 tipi di piante medicinali, poste in ordine alfabetico, dalla "A" di "Abete" alla "N" di "Nigella". Come precisa l'A.: "abbiamo.. unite colla descrizione delle piante officinali, le notizie dell'uso che se ne fa in medicina, le dosi, e la maniera di prescriverle secondo i Maestri antichi e moderni..". In Appendice al 7° vol.: "Repertorio delle piante medicinali" descritte nella Flora Medica del Dottor Fisico Antonio Alberti. Italia, s.d. Dedicato a S.A.R. il Principe Eugenio, Duca di Leuchteuberg e Principe di Eichstett, ecc., pp. (2),127, con bellissima antiporta disegnata ed inc. in rame da F. Pistrucci e colorata da Lazaretti, che raffigura Esculapio Dio della medicina con Flora, divinità delle erbe, e Apollo, fecondatore della natura, su un cocchio d'oro trainato da cavalli. Nel ?"Repertorio?" sono suddivise, secondo la materia medica, le piante descritte nella "Flora": Piante acri - Astringenti - Alessifarmache - Alteranti - Piante amare - Analetiche - Antacide - Antelmintiche - Antiscorbutiche - Antisettiche - Antispasmodiche - Antisifilitiche - Afrodisiache - Aromatiche - Balsamiche - Cardiache - Carminative - Catartiche - Corrosive - Deostruenti - Diuretiche - Emetiche - Errine - Espettoranti - Galatofore - Menagoghe - Mucillaginose - Narcotiche - Nervine - Oleose - Rinfrescative - Stimolanti - Resinose - Stomachiche - Sudorifiche. Sono quindi elencati i 4 ordini dei veleni e le piante medicinali secondo il sistema di Linneo, suddivise per classi e ordini. Al fine, l'Indice generale. Rara "edizione originale", soprattutto se completa (La II ediz. è del 1836). Cfr. Nissen,10 e Pritzel,82 che citano quest'opera in soli 6 voll., con 360 tavole - CLIO,I,63 la cita invece in 7 voll., con 391 tavv. L'Indice generale elenca ben 599 piante contenute nei 10 voll. della "Flora". Evidentemente queste erano le intenzioni dell'autore ma la pubblicazione si arrestò col 7° vol. Alone su 4 pp. di Indice e qualche lieve fiorit. nel t., altrimenti bell'esemplare per la qualità delle tavv. (solo 8 presentano sbavature di colore).

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        Osservazioni sul clima, sul territorio e sulle acque della Liguria marittima. Di un coltivatore d' Diano . volume primo (secondo).

      Presso Tommaso De-Grossi Stampatore e Librajo,, Genova 1817 - 2 volumi (1817-1818) in 1 tomo in-8 (220x150 mm.), pp. XXX, (2), 187, (1); IV, 251, (1). Con 1 tavola calcografica fuori testo più volte ripiegata. Bella legatura in mezza pergamena con angoli, titoli in oro al dorso (brossure originali conservate). Esemplare in barbe, ottimo. Bibliografia: Manno, 25193. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
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        Institutiones Logicae [Junto con:] Institutiones Metaphysicae [Junto con:] Elementa Matheseos

      Madrid: Matriti, ex Typographia Fuentenebro [y] ex Typographia Piñuela, 1817. Cuatro tomos en un volúmen en 4to. cuadrado; VIII-61 pp. + VIII-191 pp. y una lámina plegada aparte + V pp., 1 h., 133 pp., IV-137 pp., 1 h., más 9 láminas plegadas, aparte. Encuadernación de la época en piel marbreada con tejuelo.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Elogio Fúnebre del Excelentísimo Señor Don Francisco Álvarez de Toledo y Palafox, Duque de Fernandina, Conde de Niebla, que en el día 31 de Enero de 1817 dixo... en la Real Iglesia de San Isidro de Madrid

      Madrid, Imprenta de Doña Catalina Piñuela, 1817. 4to. menor; VIII - 47 pp. Enc. moderna en media tela.

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        RECIPE TO MAKE CHAMPAIGNE

      n.d. [ca.1817]. Autograph manuscript recipe, [1] p., 4to. (10 x 8 in.), approx. 78 words, signed by Weems, and including a short note as to his source for the recipe. Some minor spotting, fold lines, shallow closed tears along the edges, the ink burning through the paper in a couple of spots. The recipe, recorded in a bold hand, reads: "Take two pounds muscovado sugar, Three large lemons, Four quarts warm water, & Yeast sufficient to ferment the whole to the vinous or wine stage; according to the Judgment of Friend Funk which in this as in many other useful things is I hope superior to that of his sincere friend M.L. Weems." Weems says that a Mr. Law of the Federal City gave him this recipe for "making a most delightful wine - at 10 Cents the bottle." "Parson" Mason Locke Weems (1759-1825), the book-peddling parson, is perhaps best remembered as author of the biography of George Washington which included the apocryphal cherry tree story. He also authored works on the damaging affects of drunkeness, but was not averse to a glass of wine himself, on occasion. This manuscript recipe was discovered in a commonplace book kept by John Funk, of Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The "Mr. Law of the Federal City," is most likely Thomas Law (1756-1834), who married Elizabeth Parke Custis, George Washington's step-granddaughter. He was a primary backer of a sugar factory built in Washington, D.C. in the late 1790's. Dating of the manuscript is aided by noting that the paper used by Weems to record the recipe carries the watermark "M" and was produced at the paper mill belonging to Alexander and William Mode in Chester County, Pa. According to Gravell & Miller's "A catalogue of American Watermarks 1690-1835, p. 193: "On July 3, 1817, the firm ordered a mound watermarked 'M'." The sheet is affixed with sealing wax at two upper corners to a second partial sheet, on which are laid down two clipped printed articles, one concerning an "abstract of returns made to the Auditor General by certain banks... 4th of November, 1816," [a fragment of a Pennsylvania government document concerning banks], the other a printed recipe for making bread from potatoes, pearl ash, and rye meal or flour. By 1929, when Emily E. Skeel produced her "Mason Locke Weems: a Bibliography," much of Weems' manuscript material had been absorbed by institutions and research collections. Since 1957, only two pieces of manuscript written by him have appeared at auction. Both were manuscript letters, one having sold twice, and nothing else since 1978.

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

      R. Bowyer 1817 - 1820, Boston - 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. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Archive of Manuscripts from and relating to the Island of Mauritius]

      [Mauritius 1817 - Approximately thirty-four items, totaling 75pp. plus several other later or tangential items. Mostly folio and quarto sheets, with a few smaller pieces. Light soiling and wear throughout, heavier to some documents. A superb archive of manuscripts spanning more than fifty years of French colonial history in the southern Indian Ocean, and reflecting the extreme danger of some of France's farthest flung endeavors, especially during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Among the manuscripts offered are letters signed by Mauritius governor, Malartic, to the governor of Réunion, and an instruction given to the Chevalier de Sanglier sent to Mauritius by the Commander of the French troops in Madagascar, Maurice Auguste, Baron Benyovszky. The earliest item is a letter from the Cesar Gabriel de Choiseul, Duc de Praslin, regarding the precarious social climate in the colony. Dated 1767, he writes, "Messieurs. les revolutions arrives En Cette Colonie dans les affaires de la Compagnie." At that time, the Compagnie des Indes was handing over control of the island to the French government. There are eight autograph manuscripts signed by Anne Joseph Hippolyte de Maures de Malartic - Governor of the island, "Le Citoyen President," and "Sauveur de la Colonie" - regarding the governing of the islands during the French Revolution. All are dated at the Ile de France from 1793 to 1794. There are also two autograph letters on the printed letterhead of Maurice Auguste, Baron Benyovszky, regarding the supplies needed for his Madagascar colony, including tens of thousands of seeds for coffee and cotton. An officer of the Hapsburg army during the Seven Years' War, Benyovszky later served in the Confederation of Bar and assisted with a rebellion against the King of Poland, for which he was eventually imprisoned in Siberia. He managed to organize a rebellion among the Polish soldiers, commandeer a ship, and sail through the Aleutian islands and on to Taiwan and then Macau, where he befriended French diplomats. He used his new contacts to arrange an audience with Louis XV, to whom he proposed a French colony on Madagascar. King Louis was intrigued enough to agree, and he appointed Benyovszky Governor of the new colony. Two further manuscripts relate to the precarious position in which the French colonists found themselves during the Mauritius campaign of 1809-1811. "Croyez, Messieurs, que Sa Majesté L'Empereur, Saura apprécier ce nouvel acte de Votre dévouement." Dated at the Ile de France, 31 8bre 1809. There is also a group of letters and other items from 1853 relating to Eugene Leclezio, the man who seems to have assembled all of the manuscripts. It includes several small manuscript maps of the island and the region in the Indian Ocean. There are also several later printed and manuscript items related to the same subjects. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, the Dutch abandoned the colony in 1710. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. A unique and fascinating archive of manuscript material relating to French activities in the Indian Ocean. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Plan of Parliamentary Reform, in the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for each Article, with an Introduction, shewing the Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of moderate Reform.

      London: R. Hunter, 1817 - Octavo (211 x 123 mm). Contemporary blue straight grained morocco, gilt double-rule border to covers, rebacked, red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Without the final advertisement leaf; a very fine copy. First edition of Bentham's important work, advocating parliamentary reform. Written in 1809, the Catechism is an example of the concern Bentham developed for representative democracy and, in Holdsworth's words, is the work that "signalized his conversion to the creed of the radical reformers" (History of English Law). Bentham advocates here the holding of annual elections, secret voting, uniform electoral districts, suffrage for all who pay a certain amount of taxes and the exclusion of placemen from the House of Commons. Bentham offered the paper, anonymously, to William Cobbett for inclusion in the latter's Political Register. Insertion was declined and Bentham never forgave Cobbett: the references to him in subsequent writings are usually abusive. "By 1817 Bentham had become a much firmer believer in reform and he now prefaced his original tract of fifty-two pages with a new introduction of 337 pages showing The Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of Moderate Reform. He also reprinted at the end, without permission, a sixteen-page sketch by Mr. Meadley On Various Proposals for a Constitutional Reform in the Representation of the People introduced into the Parliament of Great Britain from 1770 to 1812." (Muirhead). Chuo P9.1; Everett, p. 537; Muirhead, pp. 21-22. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Recherches historiques et critiques sur les mystères du paganisme

      Paris: Bure frères, 1817. Fine. Bure frères, Paris 1817, 13x21,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Second revised edition. Bound in full sheepskin embossed, back with five nerves decorated with dots and gilt, gilt frame quad on flat, inner lace, gilt edges, gilt on the cuts, traces of friction on the joints, scattered spots. Book illustrated with a folding plate. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition revue et corrigée. Reliure en pleine basane gaufrée, dos à cinq nerfs orné de pointillés et de filets dorés, encadrement de quadruple filets dorés sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées, filets dorés sur les coupes, traces de frottements sur les mors, rousseurs éparses. Ouvrage illustré d'une planche dépliante. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Nachgelassene Schriften und Correspondenz, nebst seinem Leben. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

      im Verlage des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs., Weimar, 1817 - 5 Bände. Weimar, im Verlage des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs. 1817-1819. 8°. XII S., 2 Bl., 439 S. mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz; Titel, 396 S.; Vortitel, Titel, 460 S.; Vortitel, Titel , 448 S.; Titel, VIII S., 340 S. mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz. Bibliothekshalblederbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildern. Sabin 25556a. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Band 1 und 2 mit den Briefen, Band 3 und 4 mit der Autobiographie, mit dem Vortitel "Benjamin Franklins Leben". Band 5 mit "Aufsätzen vermischten Inhaltes". Die amerikanische Originalausgabe erschien von 1808 bis 1818. - Die beiden Frontispiz mit Porträts. - Einbände berieben. Vorsätze gestempelt. Durchgehend stockfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Bibliothekshalblederbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Bildnis eines jungen Mädchens. Büste im Dreiviertelprofil nach rechts.

      . Bleistift auf Whatman-Papier. 18,7:14,5 cm. Verso bezeichnet "Karoline Fellner". Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Fellner, Frankfurt am Main. Sehr feine Romantiker-Bildniszeichnung!. Bereits während seines Jurastudiums 1817-1824 in Heidelberg und Göttingen hat sich der 1825 in seiner Heimatstadt nur für kurze Zeit als Advokat tätige Fellner autodidaktisch zum Maler ausgebildet. Im Oktober 1825 ging er zum Kunststudium nach München, wo ihn vornehmlich P. von Cornelius (1783-1867) anregte. Freundschaftliche Kontakte pflegte er mit M. von Schwind (1804-1871) und den Dichtern L. Auerbach (1840-1882) und J. Kerner (1786-1862). 1831 ließ er sich in Stuttgart nieder, wo er bis zu seinem Tode lebte. Fellner zeichnete sich besonders auf den Themengebieten Geschichte, Sage und Dichtung aus, die er mit unerschöpflicher Phantasie zeichnerisch variantenreich verarbeitete, wobei er bewußt Stilmerkmale der altdeutschen Kunst verarbeitete. Ein Teil seines zeichnerischen Nachlasses befindet sich heute im Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, auch das Goethe-Museum in Düsseldorf besitzt Arbeiten des Künstlers.

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        KITZBÜHEL. - Tracht. "Tiroler. Gegend von Kitzbühel". Sitzende Frau am Spinnrocken, daneben links stehend ein Jäger mit Gewehr und Jagdhund, rechts ein junges Mädchen.

      - Lithographie von Georg Emanuel Opiz, um 1817, 32 x 28 cm. Winkler 593, 8. - Seltene Inkunabel-Lithographie aus der Folge "Volks-Trachten der Deutschen". - Breitrandig und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Tiroler. Gegend von Kitzbühel". Sitzende Frau am Spinnrocken, daneben links stehend ein Jäger mit Gewehr und Jagdhund, rechts ein junges Mädchen.

      . Lithographie von Georg Emanuel Opiz, um 1817, 32 x 28 cm.. Winkler 593, 8. - Seltene Inkunabel-Lithographie aus der Folge "Volks-Trachten der Deutschen". - Breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the Original Correspondence in the Possession of the Family of the late Richard Tully, Esq., the British Consul.,

      Printed for Henry Colburn, Conduit Street, Hanover Square., London 1817 - Comprising Authentic Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction. Also, an account of the Domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks. Second Edition. Large Quarto. xiii, [1] [2], 376 pages including index, illustrated with a folding engraved map of the Regencies of Tripoly and Tunis, and complete with Seven fine Aquatint coloured plates. Later nineteenth century half maroon morocco over same colour boards, raised bands gilt ruled. marbled end-papers, T.E.G. Baronial Book-Plate. Fine Copy. Best Edition.

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD & SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        The Trials of Jeremiah Brandreth, William Turner, Isaac Ludlam, George Weightman, and others, for High Treason.

      Butterworth and Son, London 1817 - Two volumes, octavo; uncut in the original grey boards with printed paper labels; slight wear to joints but a fine copy in original condition. Rare original record of the High Treason trials that resulted from the last of the English peasant revolts - the so-called "Brandreth Riots" or "Pentrich Revolution", an armed insurrection of workers protesting against pay and conditions in the Nottingham area. Fourteen of the "conspirators" were transported to Australia (the three ringleaders, sometimes called "The Pentrich Martyrs" - Jeremiah Brandreth, William Turner and Isaac Ludlam - were hanged and beheaded). Shelley famously lamented the judgement in An Address to the People on The Death of the Princess Charlotte: 'a calamity such as the English nation ought to mourn with an unassuageable grief?'.Only the Mitchell and National Library copies of the book are recorded by Ferguson (Addenda, 670aaa). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Trials of Jeremiah Brandreth, William Turner, Isaac Ludlam, George Weightman, and Others for High Treason.

      Butterworth and Sons, London 1817 - Two volumes, octavo, an excellent set in deep brown crushed morocco by Sangorski, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering, top edges gilt. Rare original record of the High Treason trials that resulted from the last of the English peasant revolts, the so-called "Brandreth Riots" or "Pentrich Revolution", an armed insurrection of workers protesting against pay and conditions in the Nottingham area.Fourteen of the "conspirators" were transported to Australia (the three ringleaders, sometimes called "The Pentrich Martyrs" - Jeremiah Brandreth, William Turner and Isaac Ludlam - were hanged and beheaded). Shelley famously lamented the judgement in An Address to the People on The Death of the Princess Charlotte: 'a calamity such as the English nation ought to mourn with an unassuageable grief?'.Only the Mitchell and National Library copies of the book are recorded by Ferguson. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Wars Since the French Revolution, Since the Commencement of Hostilities in 1792, to the Termination of the War and Restoration of General Peace, after the Memorable Battle of Waterloo, in 1815; Comprehending the Civil, Military, and Naval History of that Most Eventful Period, and Biographical Sketches of Public Characters

      London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones. 1817., 1817. Finely Bound First Edition. In two volumes. Octavo. pp. 482; 459. vol. 1 with 3 engraved plates including frontispiece, and 2 engraved plates including frontispiece to vol. 2, as well as a folding map. Index to vol. 2. Re-bound in recent half brown mottled calf by Atkinson's, with marbled boards and gilt titles to red and green morocco labels. Even age toning, heavier to prelims and around plates. Generally crisp and clean internally, with occasional pencil markings. Neat contemporary black ink inscriptions to prelims. Very good; an attractive pair.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Le Isole Di Majorca, Minorca Ed Ivica.

      1817 - Florence, 1817. Original colour. 240 x 320mm. A very fine example. A scarce and attractive map of the Balearic Islands with an inset of Mahon, marking the English fortification of St Philip's Castle despite its destruction by the Spanish retook the island in 1781.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Contemporary manuscript speech for New York State Republican Party, concerning DeWitt Clinton [who] "we despise, oppose and denounce"

      1817 - Nine pages of text of speech addressed to "Fellow Citizens" written by a political insider in the 'Republican' party of New York state, denouncing the "treachery" of Dewitt Clinton and analyzing the political maneuverings of the Livingston and Clinton families. A very early use of the term 'Republican' party. The unidentified author writes, "These two family compacts were both avericious (sic) & were both ambitious and they could not long agree or Rupture takes place and the then Vice Presd't Aaron Burr - taking advantage of their Breach - made an effort to gain the Gubernatorial Chair - to allow him to succeed would benefit neither & a Junction of their forces again took place which affected the election of Lewis for Governor & the Defeat of Burr. Lewis was a member of the Livingston family Compact and the ambition of Dewitt Clinton view'd it with a jealous eye - To effect then a junction of forces with his late enemy he plan'd & executed that master piece of political Fraud & Treachery which took wings at the Famous Dydes Supper - the republican party saw and knew they were betrayed ."The author goes on to describe the meeting at Martlings, the election of Tompkins for Governor, the term "Marcus" (Matthew L. Davis, pamphleteer and loyal Burrite), and to rally the party: "Have we not mighty cause? Do we but an act of Justice in Denouncing Dewitt Clinton as an intriguing - ambitious - unprincipled userper (sic) and those who have the heartlessness to be his Creatures as our political enemies. . they have amalgamated together - and Graduated thro' - all the Titles - of Whig, Republican, Torry (sic), Burrite, Federalists, Clintonians & forsooth Independents. . If we fail - & if they succeed depend upon it - it will be less for what they did - than what we neglected to do- On this Crisis hangs as well the interests of posterity as ourselves, its importance therefore is mor (sic) than coequal with all other considerations - Tomorrow opens the Campaign and with vigilence (sic) & unity for our watch words let us press onwards to almost certain victory." Written on both sides, 6 1/2 x 8", pages attached with straight pin.The author is possibly Peter Buell Porter (1773 – 1844) who ran against DeWitt Clinton for Governor of New York in 1817, in the special election which was held after the resignation of Governor Daniel Tompkins. Porter's political supporters in Tammany Hall despised DeWitt Clinton, who would otherwise have run for governor unopposed.Provenance: collection from East Hampton Long Island, from the Pennypacker, Eastman and Hedges families.

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        An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the south Pacific ocean.: With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr William Mariner, several years resident in those islands.

      London: printed for the author 1817 - Rebound in half-calf, marbled boards. First edition Two volumes, pp.lix, 460; 412, [212], frontis.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      ackermann 1817 hardcover full leather book condition good condition presumed first br br decorative tooled leather with replacement spine with gilt lettering illustrated with twenty four designs by thomas rowlandson with coloured frontispiece some size octavo pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request

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        Description of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the People of India;: and of their Institutions, Religious and Civil. Translated From the French Manuscript.

      London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817 - Jean-Antoine Dubois, 1765-1848, French catholic missionary, sailed in 1792 to India where he spent twenty-seven years, serving first in Pondichery, then at Mysore and Mangalore. He abjured western society, dressed as a Sanyasi, and became a vegetarian. In 1827 he returned to Paris where he was appointed head on the Missions Étrangères. This book, one of the first classic analyses of Hindu society, soon became a standard work and a kind of manual for the Indian Civil Service. It is now known that a substantial portion of the work was plagiarized from the writings of a French Jesuit, Father Gaston-Laurent Coeurdoux, who worked in south India from 1732 to 1779 and was himself a noted Indologist. A used but nonetheless very good copy bound in contemporary diced calf, gilt, neatly re-backed. Some wear to corners and edges of boards. First edition 4to, pp.xxvii, [1, blank], 565.

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        Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa [2 volumes]

      Archibald Constable and Company, Edinburgh 1817 - A stunning and scarce 1st edition, 1st impression copy in 2 volumes in recent half-morocco with marbled boards, leather corners and black title panels with gilt titles and ruling to spines which have 5 raised bands. The binding is entirely sound with no wear. Internally contents very good with all maps and illustrations present and in good condition with occasional foxing mainly at the prelims and rear few pages. Contents include an account of some of the most notable and early expeditions by Europeans to particularly West Africa in Volume 1 with accounts of Abyssinia, Egypt, Barbary, the West Coast, Southern Africa; the Eastern Coast and Geographical and General Views of Africa including the termination of the Niger and the moral and political state of Africa in volume 2. A very attractive and scarce 1st edition set. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HOLZKIRCHEN. - Tracht. "Eine Bäuerin von Holzkirchen". Die Bäuerin trägt einen Korb auf dem Kopf, an der Hand führt sie ein kleines Mädchen in der gleichen Tracht mit Schnürmieder und Haube.

      - Kreidelithographie von Lorenz Quaglio, dat. 1817, 26 x 21 cm. Maillinger I, 2984; Winkler 642, 36. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. Breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        Storia dei tre celebri popoli marittimi dell'Italia veneziani genovesi e pisani e delle loro navigazioni e commercio nei bassi secoli. Libro I (-IV)

      Francesco Pieraccini 1817-22, Pisa - 4 voll. in 8o, pp. IX + (1b) + 278; (4) + 292; (4) + 288; VII + (1b) + 280 + 16. Legatura in mz. pl. mod. (conservate all'interno le copertine originali che presentano annotazioni manoscritte con grafia coeva ai p. ant.). Edizione originale di qest'opera intesa ad esaltare il contributo italiano alle istituzioni marittime e destinata a piacere agli intellettuali del Risorgimento (Salvagnoli si impegno' a rieditarla nel 1856 presso Le Monnier ma l'opera non venne realizzata). 'Il toscano Fanucci uni' in un corpo la storia dei tre celebri popoli marittimi dell'Italia. e volle riempire una lacuna oscura di dieci secoli lasciata dall'Huet nel Libro sul Commercio e sulla navigazione degli antichi e dal Raynal in quello sugli Stabilimenti degli Europei nelle Indie.' (Ambrogio Levati, Saggio sulla storia della letteratura italiana nei primi venticinque anni., p. 245). L'A. ha voluto 'istituire un paragone tra la politica condotta dai popoli marittimi e trafficanti dell'Italia con quella tenuta in tempi remoti dai Fenici e dai Cartaginesi.' (Biblioteca italiana: o sia giornale di letteratura, scienze ed arti, XXIX, p. 171). Fanucci, di origine pisana, fu professore di Diritto marittimo e commerciale all'Universita' di Pisa. Mori' nel 1834. Buon esemplare. ITA

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        BAD EILSEN. - Wegweiser durch die Gegend um Eilsen. und Bruch=Stück aus den noch ungedruckten Wallfahrten ins heiden=Land von Karl Klodowig August Hoym Freiherrn von Münchhausen. Auf Kosten des Herausgebers.

      Meyerschen Hofbuchhandlung,, Lemgo, 1817 - 2. vermehrte neubearbeitete Ausgabe. 20 x 12,5 cm. XII S., 2 Bl., 174 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Widmung mit altkolor. Vignette, 4 Aquatintatafeln und 1 mehrf. gefalt., altkolor. Landkarte in Kupferstich. Engelmann 475 (nennt Hannover als Verlagsort). - Seltene Ortsbeschreibung über den Badeort Bad Eilsen und seine Umgebung. Die Tafeln zeigen heidnische Altertümer und bemerkenswerte Felsformen. Die Vignette auf der Widmung mit einem geologischen Durchschnitt der Gegend von Bad Eilsen. Die nicht genordete, altkolorierte Karte (34,5 x 59 cm) zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Rinteln, Minden, Stadthagen und Oldendorf. Links eine kleine Insetkarte, darüber Bergpanorama mit Erklärungen. - Der Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk und kleiner eingeklebter Abbildung. Unbeschnitten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Navigator, Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers; With an Ample Account of These Much Admired Waters from the Head of the Former to the Mouth of the Latter; and a Concise Description of Their Towns, Villages, Harbors, Settlements, &c., with Maps of the Ohio and Mississippi; To which Is Added an Appendix, Containing an Account of Louisiana, and of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, as Discovered by the Voyage under Capts. Lewis and Clark

      Pittsburgh, (PA): Cramer, Spear, and Eichbaum (Robert Ferguson & Co., printers), , 1817. 12mo. (2), 307 pp. Map of Pittsburgh, 25 strip maps of stretches of the rivers; errata leaf. Contemporary half-calf and marbled boards (rubbed), gilt title and rules on spine; scattered foxing, but a very good, crisp copy. Ninth edition. Contemporary ownership signature of Benjamin Beal, his stamp on title page, his note on an endpaper "Benjamin Beal on board the Brig Fredonia, Capt. Jubern (?), January 4th 1819 in the Mississippi River" (with several other of his notes on a ship's position).Howes C-855: "Most widely used guide to western waters in the early period, both before and after the application of steam in 1807." Sabin 17386. American Imprints 40590.

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        Contemporary manuscript speech for New York State Republican Party, concerning DeWitt Clinton [who] "we despise, oppose and denounce"

      1817.. Very good condition. Nine pages of text of speech addressed to "Fellow Citizens" written by a political insider in the 'Republican' party of New York state, denouncing the "treachery" of Dewitt Clinton and analyzing the political maneuverings of the Livingston and Clinton families. A very early use of the term 'Republican' party. The unidentified author writes, "These two family compacts were both avericious (sic) & were both ambitious and they could not long agree or Rupture takes place and the then Vice Presd't Aaron Burr - taking advantage of their Breach - made an effort to gain the Gubernatorial Chair - to allow him to succeed would benefit neither & a Junction of their forces again took place which affected the election of Lewis for Governor & the Defeat of Burr. Lewis was a member of the Livingston family Compact and the ambition of Dewitt Clinton view'd it with a jealous eye - To effect then a junction of forces with his late enemy he plan'd & executed that master piece of political Fraud & Treachery which took wings at the Famous Dydes Supper - the republican party saw and knew they were betrayed ..." The author goes on to describe the meeting at Martlings, the election of Tompkins for Governor, the term "Marcus" (Matthew L. Davis, pamphleteer and loyal Burrite), and to rally the party: "Have we not mighty cause? Do we but an act of Justice in Denouncing Dewitt Clinton as an intriguing - ambitious - unprincipled userper (sic) and those who have the heartlessness to be his Creatures as our political enemies. ... they have amalgamated together - and Graduated thro' - all the Titles - of Whig, Republican, Torry (sic), Burrite, Federalists, Clintonians & forsooth Independents. ... If we fail - & if they succeed depend upon it - it will be less for what they did - than what we neglected to do- On this Crisis hangs as well the interests of posterity as ourselves, its importance therefore is mor (sic) than coequal with all other considerations - Tomorrow opens the Campaign and with vigilence (sic) & unity for our watch words let us press onwards to almost certain victory." Written on both sides, 6 1/2 x 8", pages attached with straight pin. The author is possibly Peter Buell Porter (1773 ?- 1844) who ran against DeWitt Clinton for Governor of New York in 1817, in the special election which was held after the resignation of Governor Daniel Tompkins. Porter's political supporters in Tammany Hall despised DeWitt Clinton, who would otherwise have run for governor unopposed. Provenance: collection from East Hampton Long Island, from the Pennypacker, Eastman and Hedges families.

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        A lay sermon, addressed to the higher and middle classes, on the existing distresses and discontents

      London: Gale and Fenner; J.M. Richardson; and J. Hatchard. 1817. 8vo., (2) + xxxi + (1) + 134pp., including the half-title, the half-title and title just a little foxed, inoffensive old ink-stamp of the Law Society on title-page (but not elsewhere), well bound fairly recently in cloth, spine gilt lettered. A very good copy. First edition: scarce. Not in Goldsmiths, Ashley I p.204-5. Wise (Coleridge>) 37. Tinker 696. Williams II p.544. This was the second of Coleridge's so-called 'lay sermons' to the political classes whom he advises to treat the working classes with both respect and Christian care. 1817 (and 1816) were, of course, years of great distress among both the rural and the urban poor. Riots, Luddism, rick-burning, the Spa Fields episode and the march of the Blanketeers in Manchester all contributed to the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act when revolution itself was a real possibility. In this context, Coleridge challenges the 'higher and middle classes' and their 'fitness' to be in positions of privilege and wealth. 'Fellow-Countrymen!', Coleridge writes, 'You, I mean, who fill the higher and middle stations of society' the comforts, perchance the splendors, that surround you, designate your rank, but cannot constitute your moral and personal fitness for it'. And his later description of an economic depression is vivid. 'It is a painful subject,' he writes [p.35], 'and I leave it to your own experience and recollection the assemblage of folly, presumption, and extravagance, that followed in the procession of our late unprecedented prosperity; the bland practices and blending passions of speculation in the commercial world, with the shoal of ostentations fooleries and sensual vices which the sudden influx of wealth let in on our farmers and yeomanry. Now though the whole mass of calamity consequent on these aberrations from prudence should in all fairness be attributed to the sufferer's own conduct; yet when there supervenes some one common cause or occasion of distress which pressing hard on many furnishes a pretext to all, this too will pass muster among its actual effects, and assume the semblance and dignity of national calamity. Each unfortunate individual shares during the hard times> in the immunities of a privileged order, as the most tottering and ruinous houses equally with those in best repair are included in the same brief after an extensive fire.' [p.35]

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        The works of William Robertson, D.D., Fellow of the Royal Society, and principal of the University of Edinburgh . : to which is prefixed an account of his life and writings, by Dugald Stewart - Complete in 12 volumes

      London : Cadell and Davies 1817 - Belfast binding. Portrait illustrated. Provenance; Spenser Stewart's copy with his signature. Fine period binding with gilt-blocked initials to both panels across all volumes. Full, contemporary aniline calf. Gilt cross-bands with the spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Panels bordered in blind; inner gilt dentelles. A sumpuous example of period binding. 9 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Marattes ou mœurs, usages et costumes de ce peuple; Par Thomas Duer Broughton, Commandant de l'escorte du Résidant anglais à la Cour de Sind-Hiya. Orné de dix gravures. Traduit de l'anglais par M. Breton. 2 tomes, complet

      Chez A. Nepveu, Paris 1817 - 1ère édition française en 2 tomes en in-18 reliés, (200)(236) pages. Superbes reliures en plein veau rouge (dos glacés) aux plats richement ornés de dorures et de motifs en creux, dos à 5 nerfs tout autant ornés (dont motifs), roulette dorée sur les chasses et les contre-plats, toutes tranches dorées. Contient 10 gravures hors texte dont 6 dépliantes. Un très léger frottement sur le second plat (t.1) et le premier plat (t.2), une discrète mouillure sur le bas extérieur des pages des 2 tomes, de pâles rousseurs sur certaines pages, le tout sans gêne pour le texte. Ensemble solide, l'intérieur n'en demeure pas moins bon, bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage consacré au peuple hindouiste de l'ouest de l'Inde des Marathes qui se révolta contre les mogols au XVIIè siècle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thirty years after refusing to sign the Constitution and campaigning against ratification, Maryland's Luther Martin opines a new state act "to enlarge the bounds of Baltimore City" to be unconstitutional because it was enacted "without the assent of those Citizens to be affected thereby ?"

      [Baltimore] Maryland, February 22, 1817. 8" x 13". "Autograph Manuscript Signed ""Luther Martin,"" 2 pages, 8"" x 13"", front and verso. [Baltimore], February 22, 1817. Darkly penned. Expertly reinforced at folds on verso. Fine condition.In part, ""I have seen and considered the Act passed the last Session of our Legislature, [December 1816] entitled 'an Act to enlarge the bounds of Baltimore City.' By which it is enacted that the Precincts of Baltimore City and all that part of Baltimore County included within Certain Bounds therein designated shall be and are thereby annexed to and make part of the City; of Baltimore ...""It may be laid down as a general and incontrovertible Principle, that under our Constitution and form of Government, the Legislature of the State have the power, and the sole power to make all laws affecting the life, Liberty or property of its Citizens; and that every Citizen has a constitutional claim upon the legislature of the State for that protection; and for making all laws necessary for that principle. Nor can the Legislature of the State delegate to any other body the power of making laws to affect the rights of any portion of its Citizens, without the assent of those Citizens to be affected thereby ... ""It is my Opinion therefore, that the aforesaid act, as far as it is intended to annex the precincts and such part of Baltimore County to, and make them a part of the City of Baltimore, without the Consent of the Proprietors, and to make them subject to the Jurisdiction and Authority of the Mayor and City Council without such consent on their part, is unconstitutional and void ...""A delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Luther Martin was against a strong central government and refused to sign the new Constitution. He played a vital role in the passage of the Bill of Rights which provided for the protection of individual rights of the citizens. He was Maryland's first Attorney General, serving from 1778-1805.Chief Judge of the Court of Oyer and Terminer in Baltimore from 1813-1816, Martin returned as Attorney General from 1818-1822. In 1819, represented the State of Maryland before the Supreme Court in McCulloch v. Maryland."

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        PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF RAMSGATE, with Descriptions: By H. Moses.

      Engraved frontispiece; 8 pages of text; followed by 23 engraved plates, each with a facing page bearing a description; plus a folding engraved plan. Recent quarter calf gilt over marbled boards, with vellum tips to the corners. First edition. Some brown offsetting to title; some occasional light foxing; else a very good, handsome copy.

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        AMERICAN MEDICAL BOTANY, BEING A COLLECTION OF THE NATIVE MEDICINAL PL

      1817. THE FIRST BOTANICAL WORK PUBLISHED IN AMERICA BIGELOW, Jacob. AMERICAN MEDICAL BOTANY, BEING A COLLECTION OF THE NATIVE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE UNITED STATES, CONTAINING THEIR BOTANICAL, HISTORY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, AND PRPOERTIES AND USES IN MEDICINE, DIET AND THE ARTS, WITH COLOURED ENGRAVINGS. Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1817[-1820]. First edition. 60 color plates, most with tissue guards: 10 hand-colored copper engravings and 50 plates printed in color a la poupee, probably from an etched stone, with some plates finished by hand. Six parts bound in three volumes. Octavo in fours, nineteenth-century quarter calf bindings with marbled boards, red morocco label and horizontal double-rules in gilt to spines. Ex library: each volume has a bookplate and ink stamp on front pastedown, a perforated stamp to title-leaf with an ink stamp on verso, a perforated stamp in top margin of first text leaf, and an ink stamp on p. 51. Plates are unmarked. Bindings are worn and scuffed with joints tender, some starting. Plates are clean for the most part, though some have offset on versos from text leaves or slight toning from tissue guards. Text is clean. "This is the first botanical work published in America. Bigelow originally planned to use hand-colored copper plate engravings, which are employed in the first half of the first volume. This method proving too expensive and laborious, he sought a method of printing color rather than applying it by hand. Richard Wolfe, who has made an exhaustive study of the work, believes that the rest of the plates (the book was issued in six parts over a three-year period) were made by etching a stone block, then applying the colors to the stone 'a la poupee'. The stone, inked with multiple colors, was then printed in a single impression. This is the only use of such a process an American color plate book." - Reese, 19th Century American Color Plates Books, #10. (Bennett, p. 11, Nissen 164, Pritzel 773, Staflue & Cowan 514, Sabin 5294).

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        Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii

      London: Rodwell and Martin, 1817-1819. First edition.. 8vo. (10 x 6.5 inches). pp.xxxii + 273 + unnumbered fold-out map + 2 (Emendations & Directions to the Binder). Pages untrimmed. Frontis with tissue guard + 4 unnumbered plates, including fold-out map, before p.1. Five unnumbered plates altogether. 77 numbered plates, including numerous extensive fold-outs, all in excellent condition. Contemporary full vellum, floriated gilt border on top board, 5 raised bands and gilt decorated panels to spine. Elegant rococo bookplate of Mary Wood. Old pencil inscription on blank prelim "Lucy Claxton / Rome / bound by Volpak / given by Sir Wm Gell". Apart from some notes by Sir William Hamilton, this was the first study in English of the excavation of Pompei. Gell and Gandy used a camera lucida for their drawings. A rare association copy of a scarce edition, additionally uncommon in this binding. Apart from some minor rubbing to the gilt, a short split at the top of the front hinge (which looks old and stable) and a few marks here and there, the condition of this copy is excellent. The unfinished footnote on p.192 is not completed in the otherwise pernickety 'Emendations' at the end, next to the interesting 'Directions to the Binder'. A handsome volume. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        DEMOCRACY AGAINST THE UNNATURAL UNION. TRIAL OCTR. 14th 1817 [caption title]

      [Philadelphia?: William Charles, 1817].. Etching, 16 x 11 1/2 inches. Small chip in lower right corner, small bit of wear in upper right corner. Near fine. Matted. A rare print satirizing the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1817, and the fight for the nomination of the Democratic- Republican party between William Findlay and Charles Hiester. William Murrell attributes the print to William Charles, who clearly favors Findlay and charges Hiester with various forms of corruption. There is no imprint in the etching, only the words, "designed and executed by one who has neither place nor pension." The 1817 election marked Pennsylvania's first open political convention, and this print exposes the supposed purity and impurity of the two sides. Findlay is shown ascending on clouds toward the governor's chair, as his supporters (gathered around a platform or a ballot box) cheer him on as the "voice of the people," and the candidate of "true democracy" who was free of "bribery or corruption." Hiester is shown on the right side of the print, standing on a shaky foundation of "Federalism" and "Old Schoolism," which is further supported by stacks of the UNITED STATES GAZETTE and AURORA newspapers. Hiester's supporters appear downtrodden and reconciled to defeat, saying "we must have recourse to all kinds of strategem or we cannot succeed," and "I would vote for Old Nick provided I could get a good office." Findlay won the Democratic- Republican nomination for governor over Hiester by a vote of 113 delegates to 39, and won the election of 1817, but he was defeated by Hiester in his bid for re- election in 1820. This is one of two states of the print, with the addition of "roulette" (or "rocker work") to reinforce the shading. OCLC locates only one copy of this print, at the American Antiquarian Society. Reilly notes that the Library of Congress has copies of the print in both states: one with and one without the roulette shading. Rare, and a very effective satire on an obscure but important political contest. MURRELL, p.95. WEITENKAMPF, p.20. REILLY, AMERICAN POLITICAL PRINTS, 1817-1. OCLC 191119823.

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        A superb archive documenting the development of Andrew Jackson's cotton lands at Melton's Bluffs, Alabama Territory, which employeed many slaves

      Melton's Bluffs, Alabama Territory, 1817-1818. Various. "Archive of six Manuscript Documents Signed, one page each, Melton's Bluff, [Alabama Territory], December 2, 1817 to July 24,1818, concerning Andrew Jackson's lands on the Tennessee River. Jackson had purchased the property with John Hutchings, a nephew of Rachel Jackson, sometime after 1814. Jackson mentioned the tract to James Madison in 1817, remarking, ""I had established some hands for the future of cotton, hearing it had been laid out for a town and the lots sold ...""(Andrew Jackson to James Monroe, November 15, 1818 in James Parton, Life of Andrew Jackson (1861), 525.)The documents, accomplished in a variety of hands, concern various purchases and payments by Jackson and Hutchings to outfit and work their cotton lands. On December 22,1817, overseer Richard Massey purchased on behalf of Jackson and Hutchings $15.50 worth of ""Salt and Whiskey"" and four days later, 26 December ""A farry [sic] Boat for the use of A Jackson and John Hutchins [sic] ..."" On 28 July 1818, Massey paid Nelson Woods $11.75 ""... for flower [sic] and fore [sic] Crocks for the use of Jackson & Hutchens [sic] farm..."" It is interesting to note that Jackson and Hutchings did not rely entirely on slave labor to harvest their cotton crop. Jayson Parmertree received $1.50 on 19 February 1818 ""for picking one hundred fifty weight of cotton at $1 pr hundred ..."" William Davis applied his mark to a receipt dated 29 January 1818 for $11.48 ""for picking out eleven hundred & eight six pounds of cotton & making one door ..."" Due to a shortage of labor, both free and slave, experienced, free craftsman were drawn to the cotton harvest. Unfree labor was just as scarce, as Jackson had brought slaves from the Hermitage when establishing the farm, located near present-day Greensboro, Alabama. A superb archive documenting not only the life of Andrew Jackson just as he was ascending to national prominence, but that of early Alabama. "

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        A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean

      London: G. & W. Nicol, 1817. Five volumes in four, quarto, with 28 engraved maps (17 folding), 13 plates and six text woodcuts; bound in contemporary half dark green morocco and marbled papered sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut; bindings show some wear at extremities yet a most attractive set. A fine author's presentation set, inscribed "To Mr & Mrs D'Arblay from The Author". The D'Arblay's were James Burney's brother in law and his famous sister, the writer, Fanny Burney, Madame D'Arblay.Frances Burney (1752-1840) and James were members of a large and gifted family, the siblings enjoying a close but sometimes strained relationship. Upon his return from the Pacific as second lieutenant of the Adventure in 1774, Burney acted as guide and translator for the Tahitian Omai who was lionized in fashionable London circles. Frances was delighted to see her brother respected for his competent command of native Tahitian. Success as a novelist followed the publication of her first book titled Evelina in 1777 (although Frances initially took some effort to hide her identity as its author). As a young lady, Frances rejecting the advances of several suitors and ultimately married later in her life. In January 1793 she met a group of émigrés who had fled the revolution in France who included Charles Talleyrand and writer Germaine de Staël; among them was her future husband Alexandre-Jean-Baptiste D'Arblay, a cultivated yet impoverished professional soldier. Although the union was resisted by key members of the family, Frances married d'Arblay in July of the same year.This set comprises first editions of 'the most important general history of early South Sea discoveries containing practically everything of importance on the subject' (Hill); Burney's great compilation 'must always form the basis of historical research for early voyages and discoveries throughout the Pacific' (Hocken). The collection covers more than 250 years of Pacific exploration prior to that of Cook, including Spanish, Dutch, French and English voyages, with a general 'History of the Buccaneers of America', and concludes with Bougainville's voyage to Tahiti.Burney, who sailed with Cook as lieutenant during the last two voyages, received encouragement from Sir Joseph Banks (to whom the work is dedicated) and enjoyed free access both to Banks's magnificent library of books and manuscripts, and to Dalrymple's collection of scarcer Spanish books. Whenever possible, he relied on manuscript accounts, generally comparing them with printed narratives for purposes of style. The collection contains much that is nowhere else accessible, and will always remain one of the chief authorities for the history of the geographical exploration and discovery of the Pacific.In the fifth volume Burney himself explains that 'the termination of this present work is adapted to the commencement of voyages in another collection [i.e. that of Hawkesworth], which with the addition of M. de Bougainville's voyage round the world, follow as an immediate sequel, without any chasm being left, to the Discoveries here related...'. This is therefore the essential precursor to the series of voyage publications, starting with Wallis, Carteret, and Cook, that began the new age of discovery.This was Rodney Davidson's copy of this famous book, bought from Kenneth Hince in 1969, and described by him in A Book Collector's Notes as "the cornerstone of the study of the discovery of the Pacific" Hill, 221; Hocken, pp. 30-34; O'Reilly-Reitman, 104.

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        Rosa Alba flore pleno. Rosier blanc ordinaire - Weisse Rose.

      . Farbstich v. Langlais n. P. J. Redoute aus Les Roses, 1817, 35,3 x 26 (H).

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        Actas de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias y Extraordinarias del mes de Mayo de 1817, realizadas por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava. [Junto con:] Actas de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias celebradas desde el día 18 hasta el 25 de Noviembre de 1817 [y] los días 27 y 28 de Diciembre de 1817. [Junto con:] Actas de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias y Extraordinarias del mes de Mayo de 1818, celebradas por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava [y] Actas de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias, celebradas desde el día 18 hasta el 25 de Noviembre de 1818

      Vitoria, por Baltasar Manteli, Impresor de esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, 1817 - 1818. Folio; 2 hs., 107 pp., con un gran estado plegado aparte «Obras que han debido reponerse y construir de nueva planta en los Caminos reales y particulares de esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, desde 20 de Enero de 1815 hasta 2 de Mayo de 1817» + 3 hs., 153 pp. + 2 hs., 72 pp. + 2 hs., 141 pp. + 3 hs., 179 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época, con tejuelo impreso en papel que reza «Minutas de 1817 y 1818». # Jon Bilbao: Euskobibliografía, I, 84.

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        OEUVRES DE PIERRE CORNEILLE, AVEC LES COMMENTAIRES DE VOLTAIRE, (dont LE CID, ANDROMEDE, TITE ET BERENICE, OEDIPE, LA TOISON D'OR, ATTILA.) - COMPLET EN 12 TOMES.

      Renouard 1817 - Paris, Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1817. Les œuvres de Corneille avec les commentaires de Voltaire en 12 volumes in-8. Illustrés de gravures en noir et blanc hors texte. Reliure demi chagrin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs avec filets dorés, titrage et tomaison dorés. TOME I : A Messieurs de l'Académie française ; Avertissement de Voltaire pour l'édition in-4° de 1774 ; Vie de Pierre Corneille ; Avis de Voltaire ; Mélite ; Clitandre ; La Veuve ; La Galerie du Palais, 450 pages. TOME II :la suivante ; la place royale ; Médée ; l'illusion comique ; LE CID, 556 pages. TOME III : Horace ; Cinna., 398 pages. TOME IV : Polyeucte, martyr ; la mort de Pompée ; le menteur., 442 pages. TOME V : la suite du menteur ; Théodore, vierge et martyre ; Rodogune, princesse des Parthes, 412 pages. TOME VI : Héraclius, ANDROMEDE ; Don Sanchez d'Aragon, 480 pages. TOME VII : Nicomède ; Pertharite ; OEDIPE ; LA TOISON D'OR, 506 pages. TOME VIII : Sertorius ; Sophonisbe ; OTHON ; Agésilas, 480 pages. TOME XIX : ATTILA, Roi des Huns ; TITE ET BERENICE ; Pulchérie ; Suréna, 478 pages. TOME X : Trois discours de Pierre Corneille ; Poésies diverses, 438 pages. TOME XI : l'imitation de Jésus-Christ, 639 pages. TOME XII: Avertissement dans l'édition de 1663 ; Eloge de P. Corneille ; Extrait des Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de notre Littérature ; Discours. Extrait du Discours prononcé par Racine à l'Académie Française ; Chefs-d'oeuvre de Thomas Corneille ; Ariane ; Le Comte d'Essex ; Le Festin de Pierre ; Changements. Quelques rousseurs d'usage, l'ensemble est bien conservé et en très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL

      Published by J. Congdon, 1817. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. To Which is Added a Complete Heraldry of the Same With Numerous Engravings. Three volumes. Light brown leather spines and corners. Raised bands, gilt titles and decorations to spines. Marbled boards and endpapers. 25 armorial plates, 49 b/w plates, 48 of which are as listed plus one additional plate, not listed, of the tomb of Sir J. Arundell in Stratton Church and Monument to W. Achim in Pelynt Church. Large format. 11.5 x 8.5". Book: all plates present. Attractive pictorial bookplates of John Patrick Crichton Stuart of Cardiff Castle to front endpapers. Some foxing to prelims. Corners bumped and rubbed. Overall a very handsome set. [S]

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