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        Ansicht von St. Helena und des Schlosses Rauhenstein bey Baden".

      - Radierung, bez. wie oben, in der Platte sign. und dat. 1817, 14 x 21 cm. Jahn 197, I (v. III), vor dem gestochenen Titel: "Aetzdruck . Selten"; S. 164, Berichtigungen zu Nr. 197: "Nur die Staffage und der Künstlername ist von Kleins Hand, die Landschaft aber von J.C. Erhard gearbeitet". - Mit schmalem Rand um die Plattenkante.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        RACCOLTA DI CINQUANTA PRINCIPALI VEDUTE DI ANTICHITA', TRATTE DAI SCAVI FATTI IN ROMA IN QUESTI ULTIMI TEMPI. Disegnate ed incise all?acqua forte da Luigi Rossini Architetto.

      Album in - 4 oblungo (mm. 330x430), mz. pelle coeva (abras. ai piatti), tit. oro su tassello al dorso, frontesp. inciso e 46 (su 50) belle tavv., inc. all?acquaforte e numerate, che includono vedute dei più suggestivi edifici classici e rovine romane, nonchè luoghi meno noti. Nel ns. esempl. due tavole (la n. 31 ?Veduta generale del Foro Romano? e la n. 44 ?Veduta del Convento delle Monache Domenicane?) sono state sostituite da altre due, sempre del Rossini, ma provenienti da una diversa raccolta, i.e.: ?Castello dell?Acqua Giulia? e ?Porta Ostiense?. Le tavv. mancanti sono: n. 20 ?Veduta della Colonna dell?Imperatore Foca, fatta escavare dalla Duchessa di Devonshire? - n. 27 ?Veduta delle tre colonne di Giove Tonante, secondo gl?ultimi scavi? - n. 32 ?Veduta degl?avanzi d?una delle Sale degl?Imperatori, nelle Terme di Tito? - n. 33 ?Veduta dell?Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo?. "Seconda edizione" di questa preziosa raccolta del celebre architetto - incisore, uno dei maggiori illustratori di Roma (la prima ediz., pubblicata nel 1817, conteneva soltanto 40 vedute). ?Luigi Rossini (1790 - 1857), calcografo, pittore e architetto ravennate, studiò all?Accademia di Bologna. Premiato più volte, riuscì vincitore nel concorso per il premio Quadriennale di Roma. Trasferitosi colà nel 1810, vi continuò i suoi studi di architettura e di pittura, senza tuttavia riuscire a segnalarsi. La sua fama la dovette all?attività incisoria, cominciata nel 1814 con stampe riproducenti antichità romane. Le sue incisioni comparvero in raccolte: ?Antichità dei contorni di Roma? - ?Raccolta di 50 principali vedute.. incise in acquaforte? - ?Le antichità romane, ossia raccolta delle più interessanti vedute..?: tutte ispirate al Piranesi, intese con grandiosità e rese pittoricamente, sebbene con fedeltà al vero. Durante i quarant?anni e più della sua attività, il R. incise circa mille rami: seicentosei se ne conservano tuttora nella Calcografia di Roma?. Così Servolini, pp. 713 - 714. Cfr. Brunet,IV, 1408 - Graesse,VI,170. Timbro al frontesp., qualche lieve arross. o lievi tracce d?uso solo marginali, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Rom "Die Kaiserpaläste von S. Balbina aus gesehen".

      1817. Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, links unten signiert "E. Förster", betitelt und datiert "Rom 21 Apr. 1858", rechts oben numeriert "OHz 817.". 23,4:28,7 cm. Papier vergilbt. Provenienz: Mit Stempel der Münchner Künstlergesellschaft, nicht bei Lugt.. Die Münchner Künstlergesellschaft "Allotria" war 1873 von F. von Lenbach (1836-1904) und L. Gedon (1843-1883) gegründet worden. Anlaß dazu war der Austritt von ca. 50 Künstlern aus der Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft.

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        Details about 1817 NORTHANGER ABBEY & PERSUASION JANE AUSTEN 1ST EDITION 4VL SET VERY RARE $$$

      NORTHANGER ABBEYPERSUASIONDec. 1817, Copyright 1818; Jane Austen; True First Edition; London, John Murray; Rebound Cloth; Half Titles in Vol. I/II only; XXIV, 300, 331, 280, 308 Pages; w4.5"xh7.2"; Extremely Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author/Classics or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; Two Classics in One; Complete in Four Volumes!!!ATTRIBUTES:Four blue paper cover designs with navy blue cloth bindings with gold labeling and Two Great Classics from the Legendary Author; With Biography!!!SUMMARIES:Northanger Abbey was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. According to Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan (as it was first called) was written circa 1798?"99. It was revised by Austen for the press in 1803, and sold in the same year for £10 to a London bookseller, Crosby & Co., who decided against publishing. In the spring of 1816, the bookseller was content to sell it back to the novelist's brother, Henry Austen, for the exact sum?"£10?"that he had paid for it at the beginning, not knowing that the writer was by then the author of four popular novels.The novel was further revised by Austen in 1816/17, with the intention of having it published. Among other changes, the lead character's name was changed from Susan to Catherine, and Austen retitled the book Catherine as a result.Austen died in July 1817. Northanger Abbey (as the novel was now called) was brought out posthumously in late December 1817 (1818 given on the title page), as the first two volumes of a four-volume set that also featured another previously unpublished Austen novel, Persuasion. Neither novel was published under the title Jane Austen had given it; the title Northanger Abbey is presumed to have been the invention of Henry Austen, who had arranged for the book's publication. Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. She died, at age 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December of that year (but dated 1818).Persuasion is linked to Northanger Abbey not only by the fact that the two books were originally bound up in one volume and published together, but also because both stories are set partly in Bath, a fashionable city with which Austen was well acquainted, having lived there from 1801 to 1805.BACKGROUND: Jane Austen (16 December 1775 ?" 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.CONDITION:Conditions are Good.  Some wear to edges/corners, missing some paper at corners, clipped top of first end page, first/last few pages are delicate, spot or blemish here and there throughout, age toned pages, pages darker in person, small tear/blemish spot to pg 54/55 in vol. III affecting a word or two, would handle pages with care, text blocks are good, would get rebound, no half titles to two vols., missing first/last blanks to vol.IV.  Overall, for close to 200 years old they're in Good Condition!!!

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        Don Juan; A Grand Opera in Two Acts: Represented for the First Time in London, at The King's Theatre, in the Haymarket, April, 1817. The Music Entirely by Mozart.

      London: Printed by W. Winchester and Son, in the Strand; and sold at the Opera-House, And nowhere else. (Price two shillings, and no more.) [1817]. - [ii], viii [ix - x characters], 105 [106 colophon]pp, 8vo. With Italian on verso of each leaf and English on facing recto. Later 19th century attractive straight-grained red morocco, gilt spine, aeg. Title-page mounted, small blank corner of second leaf, but a very good copy. £1,100 This is the second edition of Don Giovanni in English, which coincides with the first performance on stage in England, 1817. Although there was a concert performance in the Hanover Square rooms in 1809. The music is not present. As a fully-staged opera, Don Giovanni was brought to London by the musical impresario William Ayrton (1777-1858), who signs the most interesting preface to this edition. In 1817 Ayrton was manager of Italian opera at the Haymarket (King’s) Theatre, and for this season he brought over new Italian singers including Madame Camporese and Signor Crivelli. The debut of this famously belated performance was missed by Leigh Hunt who was at the time editor and opera critic for the Examiner. Marooned in Buckinghamshire he sent a letter to Vincent Novello the musician who had tickets for the opening night. I “envy you the power of seeing Don Giovanni” he wrote wistfully. Hunt was envious for good reason. This production permanently changed the nature of opera and opera-going London. The audience for the 1817 Don Giovanni extended far beyond the usual opera aristocracy. The box subscribers soon chose to scorn Mozart. For a few crazed months of 1817 the King’s Theatre presented a spectacle of class chaos and intermingling rarely seen in the Regency. The sheer size of audience demand for Mozart was so great that, temporarily, democracy was forced upon the proprietors of the King’s Theatre: “So great has been the overflow from the Pit [it] has been found necessary to throw open such of the Upper Boxes as remain unlet to accommodate those who are unable to get seats below.” It ran for a record twenty-three nights. “There never was exhibited to the musical world a more consummate feast than Don Giovanni,” concluded the Times 12 January 1818. For two famous literary figures it was a conversion experience. Charles Lamb wrote to Ayrton “I am in your debt for a very delightful evening and I am almost inclined to allow Music to be one of the Liberal Arts: which before I had doubted.” Lamb requested three more gallery tickets for the next week’s performances. Thomas Love Peacock persuaded Shelley to accompany him. Peacock states: “Before it commenced he asked me if the opera was comic or tragic. I said it was composite, more comedy than tragedy.” After the killing of the Commendatore, Shelley said “Do you call this comedy?” However Shelley became absorbed in the music of Mozart. (Studies in Romanticism, 2005, Cockney Mozart, Gillen D’Arcy Wood.) OCLC and Copac records the following copies: British Library, Bodeian, London University, V&A and National Library of Scotland; and in the USA at Harvard, Yale, Binghamton, Chicago, Texas and NYPL (Performing Arts). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hl. Cäcilia, in einem Buch lesend.

      - Radierung, 1817, auf festem Velin, mit Blindstempel „MAE (ligiert)" rechts unten. 16,4:14,8 cm. Im breiten Rand stockfleckig. Literatur: Andresen/Heller 5; Fischer/v. Blankenhagen WV 339 A; Fecker 17. Komposition und Inhalt sind noch ganz dem Barock verpflichtet. Die Vorlage, ein Ölbild, entstand in München im Jahr 1816. Eine Kreideskizze zu diesem Gemälde sowie die Vorzeichnung zu dieser Radierung besitzt das Kunsthaus Zürich. Marie Ellenrieder wurde von dem Konstanzer Miniaturmaler J. Einsle (1794 – nach 1850) unterrichtet. Danach erhielt sie als erste Frau die Zulassung zum Kunststudium an der Akademie in München. Anschließend wurde sie Porträtmalerin an südwestdeutschen Fürstenhöfen (Hohenzollerischer Hof in Sigmaringen, Fürstenbergischer Hof in Donaueschingen), ebenso malte sie religiöse Themen. 1822-1824 hielt sie sich in Rom auf, dort machte sie die Bekanntschaft von Louise Seidler (1786-1866) sowie von F. Overbeck (1789-1869) und weiteren Nazarenern; häufig ausbleibende Anerkennung durch ihre männlichen deutsch-römischen Kollegen führte jedoch zur Ausbildung einzelgängerischen Verhaltens. Ein einjähriger Aufenthalt in Florenz folgte. Nach ihrer Rückkehr nach Baden ist die nahezu ausschließliche Fokussierung auf religiöse Kunst zu beobachten. Seit 1829 lebte sie in Karlsruhe und wurde zur großherzoglich-badischen Hofmalerin ernannt. Reisen nach Zürich, Dresden und München folgten. Ab den 1830er Jahren folgte durch eine schon seit dem ersten Italienaufenthalt in selbstzerstörerische Selbstanklagen und Depressionen fallende Gemütslage sowie durch Ablehnung und Verleugnung der eigenen Sinnlichkeit und Körperlichkeit und Zweifel an den eigenen künstlerischen Leistungen die zunehmende Abkehr vom gesellschaftlich-öffentlichen Leben. 1834/35 kehrte sie nach Konstanz zurück. 1838-1840 unternahm sie die zweite Italienreise. In den 40er und 50er Jahren gelingt es ihr, nach Jahren mit Krankheit und Depressionen, erneut zu ihrer schöpferischen Kraft zurückzufinden.

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        Document signed ("Daniel D. Tompkins")

      Albany, NY 1817 - A Lottery for Literature Interesting document, appointing four men Charles Cooper, John Targe, Isaac Denniston and John B. Yates to be "Managers of the lottery mentioned & authorized in and by the Act Entitled 'An Act instituting a lottery for the promotion of Literature & for other purposes', passed April 13th 1814". Matted. A little stained along edges, some tearing at folds 1 page, with integral blank, docketed on rear "Lottery for the Promotion of Literature"; counter-signed by William Ironside, and Privy Seal affixed. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mandeville. A Tale of the Seventeenth Century in England

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. and Longman, Hunt, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. First edition, with half-titles. xii, 306; [iv], 316; [iv], 367, [1] pp. 3 vols. 12mo. New boards, ex-lib stamp to verso of title pages, some light foxing throughout; near fine. Godwin's Gothic novel, inspired partly by Wieland by Charles Brockdon Brown, and by Joanna Baillie. "Written like all his novels in the first person the book attempts to show how obsession leads to madness. Godwin sought to trace the breakdown of personality from within ... [Mandeville] is an openly avowed exploration of the subconscious mind which gradually overrides and destroys conscious rationality ... Mandeville ... is an essay in one of the great themes of romanticism" - St. Clair, THE GODWINS AND THE SHELLEYS, p. 440.

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        Anleitung zur zweckmäßigsten Einrichtung der Apparate zur Beleuchtung mit Steinkohlen-Gas.,

      Wien, Gerold, 1817 - XIV, 138 S. 2 gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln. Erste Ausgabe der ersten deutschsprachigen Monographie über die Gasbeleuchtung öffentlicher Plätze und Straßen. - ÖBL VIII, 251 f: "Als Resultat von gemeinsam mit Johann Arzberger durchgeführten Versuchen wies er die Wirtschaftlichkeit der Gasbeleuchtung öfentlicher Straßen in der Praxis nach". - "Im Jahr 1816 baut der studierte Jurist und Direktor des Polytechnischen Institutes in Wien, Johann Josef Ritter von Prechtl die erste größere gastechnische Erzeugungsanlage, die für 120 Lampen bei einer Produktion von 220 Kubikmeter Gas pro Tonne Steinkohle bestimmt ist. Zudem will Prechtl die Abwärme zum Betrieb einer Zentralheizung nutzen. Als Aufstellungsort wird ein Gewölbe am Kärntnertor gewählt. Am 8. Juli 1818 erhellen in der Wiener Innenstadt 25 Gaslaternen die Walfischgasse, die Krugerstraße und einen Teil der Kärntnerstraße - die Geburtsstunde der Straßenbeleuchtung in Wien. Zur Erinnerung an den großen Wiener Techniker wird 1950 die Prechtl-Medaille gestiftet, die höchste Auszeichnung, die das Professorenkollegium der Technischen Hochschule vergeben kann" (www.wienernetze.at). - Unaufgeschnitten. Kaum fleckig oder gebräunt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 300 8°. Interims-Kart. der Zeit (Gebrssprn.). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Matthaeus Truppe Antiquariat]
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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Object of the Several Laws for

      1817. Public Drinking in Regency-Era England Henderson, Robert. An Inquiry into the Nature and Object of the Several Laws for Restraining and Regulating the Retail Sale of Ale, Beer, Wines, And Spirits; In Which Some of the Causes Productive of Low or Ill-Governed Ale-Houses are Traced; The Objections Against Wine-Vaults or Liquor-Shops Considered; And the Necessity of an Appellate Jurisdiction from the Judicial Decisions of Justices of the Peace on These Subjects, Demonstrated; With Some Suggestions as to a Proposed Amendment of the Law; And an Appendix of Cases, Illustrative of Individual Calamity Suffered Under the Existing Mode of Granting and Witholding Licenses to Inns, Taverns, Ale-Houses, &c. Without the Power of Appeal; In a Letter to the Hon. Henry Grey Bennett, M.P. Chairman of the Committee on the State of the Police of the Metropolis. London: Printed by G. Davidson. 1817. [ii], 144 pp. Half-title lacking. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, calf title panel to front, marbled endpapers. Light toning to text, internally clean. * Only edition. A detailed portrait of the licensed public-house trade in Regency England, especially London, which had around 6000 pubs. Henderson, a London barrister, does not restrict his focus to legal aspects of the trade. He also examines the social problems caused by unregulated drinking establishments and the often questionable qualities of their landlords, who were often as questionable as the drinks they served. OCLC locates 3 copies, none in North America. Not in Sweet & Maxwell. Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature 21902.

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        Additions to the fourth and former editions of An Essay on the Principle of Population, &c. &c

      These Additions were offprinted from the substantially revised and enlarged fifth edition and are here published separately for readers who already owned earlier editions. The Additions include chapters on "the checks to population in France" and "the checks to population in England". There are also substantial further thoughts on the poor and the relationship of poverty to civil liberty. The appendix is devoted to a demolition of John Weyland's Principles of Population and Production (1816) and James Grahame's An Inquiry into the Principle of Population (1816). [For further comment see Patricia James' Population Malthus, 1979, pp.369 et seq.].8vo, iv + 327 + (1)pp, without the advertisement leaves found in some copies, some intermittent foxing (on title page and elsewhere), one leaf with long closed tear (repaired) but with no loss of printed surface, in an excellent early 20th century quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and spine label lettered gilt, entirely uncut. A good copy in an excellent binding., 1817. First and only edition. Kress B.6973. Goldsmiths 21762. Einaudi 3664. Amex 294.. These Additions were offprinted from the substantially revised and enlarged fifth edition and are here published separately for readers who already owned earlier editions. The Additions include chapters on "the checks to population in France" and "the checks to population in England". There are also substantial further thoughts on the poor and the relationship of poverty to civil liberty. The appendix is devoted to a demolition of John Weyland's Principles of Population and Production (1816) and James Grahame's An Inquiry into the Principle of Population (1816). [For further comment see Patricia James' Population Malthus, 1979, pp.369 et seq.]. 8vo, iv + 327 + (1)pp, without the advertisement leaves found in some copies, some intermittent foxing (on title page and elsewhere), one leaf with long closed tear (repaired) but with no loss of printed surface, in an excellent early 20th century quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and spine label lettered gilt, entirely uncut. A good copy in an excellent binding.

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        Conversations on Political Economy;

      Philadelphia: Moses Thomas,, 1817. In which the elements of that science are familiarly explained. Octavo. Original green boards, spine and covers lettered in black, edges uncut and partly unopened. Front board partially separating from spine, some slight stains to the boards, spine cracked but holding, contents slightly foxed. A very good copy. First US edition in the scarce original boards (first published in the UK in 1816). Aimed at the less formally educated, this work was an effort by Marcet to popularize orthodox economics. Schumpeter notes that "Speaking of texts, we should not pass by Mrs Jane Marcet's Conversations ... James Mill's was an elementary, but not an easy, text on pure theory. McCulloch's was the saleable stuff for the college course in general economics. Mrs Marcet's was economics for what we should call high-school girls..." (Schumpeter. p. 477 fn).

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ASTRONOMIE ANCIENNE

      M. V. Courcier, Paris 1817 - Histoire de L´Astronomie ancienne. Tomo I y II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed sent to Freycinet on board the Uranie, relating to the local markets and the purchase of wine for the expedition

      Ste. Croix de Tenerife: 24 October, 1817. ALS on bifolium of laid paper, 255 x 200 mm., some simple calculations in Freycinet's hand, Archives de Laage stamp, torn without significant loss at original seal; very good. Selecting wine for the Uranie voyage. A letter sent on board the Uranie while it was anchored at Tenerife in the Canary Islands by the local French Agent Consulaire, Monsieur Bretillard, relating particularly to the wines available for purchase in the town (a serious concern for a French voyage of exploration!). Freycinet is known to have been very serious about keeping an archive of his own letters and correspondence, but this is a most unexpected survival, one of the letters received on board the ship and boldly addressed to "Le Chevalier de Freycinet, Commandant la Corvette de S.M. l'Uranie".Bretillard is not a well-known figure, but he was a French agent in Tenerife and evidently very well connected. Freycinet was clearly using him as in some sense a "fixer" while he was anchored in the harbour, which was more urgent than otherwise the case because the Governor had recently introduced stringent quarantine restrictions after receiving news of one of the periodical outbreaks of disease in the Mediterranean. The letter is dated 24 October 1817.The opening paragraph comments that Bretillard can do very little regarding the local merchants after 10, especially anything relating to the fish-mongers. Mentions the help of one Monsieur Martin.The second paragraph relates to the question of the quarantine in the harbour, and announces that the ship will be able to anchor off the lazaretto in the town, and giving directions (Freycinet did indeed anchor there on the first night, to the horror of Rose - see Woman of Courage, pp. 5-6).The third and much the longest paragraph (taking up the entire second page) deals with the question of what wine is available to be purchased in the colony. Bretillard sends on board a sample bottle of the "bon vin marchand de Tenerife", which he can obtain at the price of 575 francs per pipe of 480 litres. Also available is some Bordeaux, 45 "gourdes" of Barrique, a "Vin de Pain Brion" of 1812, and another "Cargaison" much like a Bordeaux. The letter wraps up with some notes on how the transaction could be made.It is particularly intriguing that on the blank third sheet there are some very modest calculations in Freycinet's distinctive hand, using some of the quantities quoted by Bretillard - Freycinet was evidently trying to work out how much wine he could possible acquire!

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        COLLECÇÃO DAS ORDENS DO DIA [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA SÉC. XIX.]

      - DO ILLUSTRISSIMO E EXCELLENTISSIMO SENHOR MARECHAL GENERAL MARQUEZ DE CAMPO MAIOR [BERESFORD, William Carr] COMMANDANTE EM CHEFE DO EXERCITO DE SUA MGESTADE FIDELISSIMA ELREI DO REINO UNIDO DE PORTUGAL, BRAZIL, E ALGARVE. Anno 1817. LISBOA, Por MANOEL PEDRO DE LACERDA. Impressor do Quartel-General. 1 volume. In 4º (de 21x15 cm) com 236, [iv] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele marroquin vermelho com finos ferros a ouro rolados nas esquadrias das pastas e na lombada. Corte dourado por folhas. Exemplar com leves vestígios de humidade no interior, e com folhas de guarda decorativas renovadas. A contemporary luxury binding. Work printed by printer of the Headquarters of the Army. 1 volume in 4º (21x15 cm) with 236, [iv] pags. Binding : contemporary full calf (red morocco) richly gilt at spine; and tooled at folder frames. Papercut gilt at edges. Copy with light damp stains, and decorative endpapers renewed. The determinations concerning the army - issued by Marshal General W. C. Beresford, and commander in chief of the Portuguese Army - were part of the Portuguese Law (?they had the force of law?) and were printed between 1809 and 1820. Inocêncio IX, 81:'Compilação das Ordens do Dia do Quartel General do Exercito Portuguez, concernentes á organisação, disciplina e economia militares nas campanhas de 1809 a 1814, e tambem relalivas ao anno de 1815. Lisboa, na Imp. Regia 1811 a 1816. 8.º, 7 tomos. - Nos respectivos frontispicios vêem-se entrelaçadas em cifra as iniciaes J. J. A., que parece quererem significar o nome de Joaquim José Annaya. empregado que por aquelles annos servia na Repartição do Ajudante general do Exercito, e foi o encarregado d'esta Compilação. Cada um dos volumes tem no fim seu indice dos assumptos contidos por ordem alphabética, e no ultimo o indice geral de todos os septe. Note-se que todas as determinações concernentes ao exercito, mandadas adoptar pelo Marechal general W. C. Beresford, marquez de Campo-maior, e commandante em chefe do mesmo exercito, publicadas nas Ordens do dia de 1809 até 1820, tiveram força de lei, segundo se declara na carta regia de 11 de Novembro de 1811, que anda transcripta na collecção de Delgado, tomo de 1811 a 1820. V. no tomo VII o artigo Vital Prudencio Alves Pereira, no tomo III João Chrysostomo do Couto e Mello, e no tomo X João José de Alcantara.' Location/localizacao: 7-A6

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        THE LIFE OF THE PILGRIM, JOSEPH THOMAS, CONTAINING AN ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF HIS TRAILS, TRAVELS AND GOSPEL LABOURS, UP TO THE PRESENT DATE

      Winchester, VA: J. Foster, 1817. First Edition. Full Leather. 12mo. 372pp. A very uncommon First Edition of Thomas?'s autobiography later reprinted with some omissions in 1861 under a slightly different title; full bound in contemporary sheep with spine label and simple fillets on the spine; moderate to heavy foxing/toning throughout; contemporary owner names on the endpapers and title page; a relatively nice copy of this uncommon autobiography. Thomas, known as the ?"White Pilgrim?" was an itinerant preacher, born in North Carolina who traveled extensively in Virginia and as a young preacher. Howes describes him as ?"A frontier gospel ranter who vied with Lorenzo Dow in wander lust and eccentricity. In two years he traveled 7000 miles through Tenn., Ky. and Ohio.?" Thomas died of small pox in New Jersey in 1835. Sabin 95428, Howes T176, Shaw & Shoemaker 42271.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      London: R. Ackermann, 1817. Twenty-four hand-colored plates by Thomas Rowlandson. [ii], 254 pp. 8vo. Uncut in publisher's blue-grey boards, recased with new endpapers, joints and tips repaired with cloth, original orange paper spine label. Some light, sporadic foxing. Bookplates of Joseph Widener and Graham M. Adee. Signed on the ffep Sir William Augustus Frazer (sale at Sotheby's April 22-30, 1901). Frazer-Widener-Adee Copy, Uncut

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        A Tour in North Wales [MSS]

      Sir John Walter, 1817 In contemporary half calf with worn marbled boards, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid, raised bands, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, business card to fpd (Mr Walter. Lindsay Place. Chelsea. author's relative?), tipped in authors note to fep, 1 tipped in single leaf folded letter to ffep, 1 full page prose note dated 1820 to ffep, 1 page dedication signed M, 3 p index, hand drawn and coloured frontis, title page dated 1817, 2p description of Pistyll Rhaidr, [1], 2-184 p, 15 p postscript, plus 26 26 pages which show 32 amateur drawings, of which 16 are coloured, 1 page has 2 whilst another has 3. There are 15 pages which have 16 prints tipped to them, two of which are dated 1786. 1 folding map, 2 loose prints, 2 printed text sheets tipped in, watermarked 1818, Rollo. & W Turner. Dedicated to the Left Hon. ble Oran Outang Esq. Superb and very uncommon!

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        Some Account of the Life and Writings of Lope Felix de Vega Carpio and Guillen de Castro

      London: Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817. First thus. xv, 261, [1]; vii, [i], 232 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in full contemporary brown polished calf, spines rubbed, brown binder's ticket on front pastedowns, "Bound by Smith 49 Long Acre", in each volume; front joint of vol. I starting, fixing to preliminaries, else very good. Inscribed Twice INSCRIBED on the first blank leaf of volume I, "With the author's best regards March 1834 London" and on the title page of both volumes, "To my dear Aunt Mrs. Moore, E.V. Holland." Lady Holland's Aunt, Mrs. Moore of NYC, was Clement C. Moore's motherThe first volume, containing the account of Lope de Vega's life and writings was first published in 1806; this is the first two volume edition and the first containing the treatment of Guillen de Castro.

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        Illustrations of the Vicar of Wakefield [cover title]

      [London, 1817. 24 hand-colored aquatints (9 x 6 inches), [38, blanks] pp. 4to (11-1/4 x 9 inches). Half contemporary red morocco, marbled paper covered boards, red morocco lable to front cover, stamped "Illustarations of the Vicar of Wakefield," and marbled endpapers; spine and corners rubbed and worn, joints worn and splitting, plates slightly soiled in the margins with some tears affecting a few of the plates. Portfolio of 24 hand-colored aquatint plates printed on thick handmade wove paper from the Ackerman edition (London: 1817) of Oliver Goldsmith's "Vicar of Wakefield." The plates here are bound in the same order they appeared in Goldsmith's novel, but lack the imprint information that appeared on each plate in that edition. The plate mark of each image in the volume measures 9 by 6 inches, dimensions consistent with the size of the plates in the printed book and presumably it was produced as a deluxe, and perhaps unique companion to the novel. No listings in OCLC for titles comprising the plates only. The volume shows wear from usage, but the plates themselves remain bright.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield, A Tale

      Ackermann 1817 - This is the Ackermann, London, 1817 publication of Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield, A Tale, the first edition illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, with all 24 hand-colored full page illustrations present and unfaded. The red/brown leather cover (9.5" x 6.125"), with etched border motif, has cracks to the sides and fraying to the ends of the spine, as well as a number of small scuffs and bumped outside corners (see photo). However, both front and back covers are attached. The spine, with faded title, is straight. The inside (254 numbered pages) is in good overall condition, with no stamps or other attachments, and no writing. The binding is secure, with no loose or missing pages. There are no notable tears. There are recurrent creases, most of which are superficial. There are scuffs and small stains, but no prominent stains, and no stains that obscure the lettering or art, all of which is in good condition. The above photos are accurate reflections of that art and general book conditions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roses, peintre de fleurs, dessinateur en titre de la Classe de Physique de l'Institut et du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle. par P.J. Redouté,.

      Paris - Anvers., Firmin Didot - De Schutter., 1817-1824 (1974 [- 1978). 4 vol. très gr. in-f°. Rel. moderne, Bound, Large folio (55 x 36 cm). 4 volumes.156,122,125,386 pp. With 179 very fine colour plates. A complete facsimile of the first edition.FAC-SIMILÉ de l'édition originale illustrée du portrait de Redouté, d'une couronne florale en guise de frontispice et de 169 gravures en couleurs finement gravées d'après Redouté, le "Raphaël des fleurs". Monument de la littérature botanique, tant sur le plan artistique que scientifique et documentaire, donnant des spécimens anciens dont plusieurs ont disparu entre-temps. Texte et classification dans leur ordre naturel par Thory (1757-1827), amateur botaniste et polygraphe. Pour le fac-similé, il a été ajouté 1 volume de "Commentaires" en français et anglais par Gisèle de La Roche et Gordon D. Rowley. Tirage à 510 ex. num .An limited reprinted edition to 510 copies, With 179 colour plates. Finely a foreword by George Taylor, introduction and bibliography by G.D. Rowley, biographies and bibliographies, with additions from the third edition, portraits, and extensive new material including commentaries, fine condition.

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        The Basis of National Welfare : Considered in Reference Chiefly to the Prosperity of Britain, and Safety of the Church of England : with an Examination of the Parliamentary Reports on Education, the Police, the Population of ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed By Nichols, Son, And Bentley ... For F. C. And J. Rivington ... J. Hatchard ... And E. Llopyd ..., 1817, Hardback, First EditionFull Book Title: The Basis of National Welfare : Considered in Reference Chiefly to the Prosperity of Britain, and Safety of the Church of England : with an Examination of the Parliamentary Reports on Education, the Police, the Population of Parishes..... . ...and the Capacity of Churches and Chapels : and a Further Illustration of the Chief Facts Noticed in "The Church in Danger" : in a Second Letter to the ... Earl of Liverpool, K. G.Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 374 pages; Physical desc. : viii, 374, [2] p. ; 22 cm. Subject: Liverpool, Robert Banks Jenkinson, Earl of, 1770-1828. Church and state - Great Britain. Bookplate of William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury. Minor shadow staining to the prelims.

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        Oekonomisch-technologische Encyclopädie oder allgemeines System der Staats-, Stadt-, Haus- und Landwirtschaft. Fortgesetzt von Friedrich Jakob Floerken, nunmehr von Heinrich Gustav Floerke: Teil 104: Von Octochord bis Ohrenzwang.

      Trassler, Brünn 1817 - ( Hundertundvierter Teil ) 808 Seiten mit 34 teilweise ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln ( incl. dem Frontispiz - so vollständig ) sowie einer gestochenen Titelvignette. Oldr., 8°. Enhält u.a. einen sehr umfangreichen Artikel zum Stichwort " Ofen " der sich über 313 Seiten erstreckt. Einband stärker berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Der reich goldgeprägte Rücken stärker beschädigt. Das farbige Rückenschildchen fehlt fast vollständig. Einbandrücken stark berieben, angeplatzt. Kapitale etwas beschädigt. Innen von recht guter Erhaltung - wenige Seiten etwas angestaubt bzw. leicht fleckig. Tafeln meist sauber, einige verso gestempelt. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. ( Gewicht 750 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Musae Etonenses ( Eton College )

      Eton: Ingalton 1817 - 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A beautiful full straight grain morocco set bound in the Georgian period. With gilt raised bands, titles, very fine gilt and blind tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The straight grain boards are framed within gilt and blind rolls. Latin text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the effect of the manufacturing system:

      with hints for the improvement of those parts of it which are most injurious to health and morals. Dedicated most respectfully to the British Legislature. ..... The second edition.A notable essay, first published in 1815, in which, among other things, Owen recommends preventing children being employed in cotton mills under the age of twelve, limiting hours of work to twelve per day (including 1½ hours for meal breaks), and an educational test for children offered employment. "The only mode by which these objects can be accomplished is to obtain an Act of Parliament", Owen suggests. In fact, the first real Factory Act (the 1802 Health and Morals of Apprentices Act) had begun the process of factory reform but had applied only to apprentices (i.e. workhouse children), although it had included some provision for education. The 1819 Act, which went much further, was largely due to the efforts of Robert Owen and applied to all children in cotton factories. Children under nine were not to be employed at all; from nine to sixteen they were limited to twelve hours a day exclusive of meals.Owen's influence on the employment of children in factories was surely Owen at his best. "I now therefore," he writes (Observations, p.20), in the name of the millions of the neglected poor and ignorant, whose habits and sentiments have been hitherto formed to render them wretched, call upon the British Government and the British Nation to unite their efforts, to arrange a system to train and instruct those, who for any good or useful purpose, are now untrained and uninstructed ....".8vo., 20pp., recently well bound in old-style quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. A fine, large, copy, entirely uncut., 1817. NLW 8. This edition not in Goldsmiths. Williams II, p.543. Harrison p.272. Kress B.7003.. with hints for the improvement of those parts of it which are most injurious to health and morals. Dedicated most respectfully to the British Legislature. ..... The second edition. A notable essay, first published in 1815, in which, among other things, Owen recommends preventing children being employed in cotton mills under the age of twelve, limiting hours of work to twelve per day (including 1½ hours for meal breaks), and an educational test for children offered employment. "The only mode by which these objects can be accomplished is to obtain an Act of Parliament", Owen suggests. In fact, the first real Factory Act (the 1802 Health and Morals of Apprentices Act) had begun the process of factory reform but had applied only to apprentices (i.e. workhouse children), although it had included some provision for education. The 1819 Act, which went much further, was largely due to the efforts of Robert Owen and applied to all children in cotton factories. Children under nine were not to be employed at all; from nine to sixteen they were limited to twelve hours a day exclusive of meals.Owen's influence on the employment of children in factories was surely Owen at his best. "I now therefore," he writes (Observations, p.20), in the name of the millions of the neglected poor and ignorant, whose habits and sentiments have been hitherto formed to render them wretched, call upon the British Government and the British Nation to unite their efforts, to arrange a system to train and instruct those, who for any good or useful purpose, are now untrained and uninstructed ....". 8vo., 20pp., recently well bound in old-style quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. A fine, large, copy, entirely uncut.

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        THE LIFE OF THE PILGRIM, JOSEPH THOMAS, CONTAINING AN ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF HIS TRAILS, TRAVELS AND GOSPEL LABOURS, UP TO THE PRESENT DATE

      J. Foster, Winchester, VA 1817 - 372pp. A very uncommon First Edition of Thomas’s autobiography later reprinted with some omissions in 1861 under a slightly different title; full bound in contemporary sheep with spine label and simple fillets on the spine; moderate to heavy foxing/toning throughout; contemporary owner names on the endpapers and title page; a relatively nice copy of this uncommon autobiography. Thomas, known as the "White Pilgrim" was an itinerant preacher, born in North Carolina who traveled extensively in Virginia and as a young preacher. Howes describes him as "A frontier gospel ranter who vied with Lorenzo Dow in wander lust and eccentricity. In two years he traveled 7000 miles through Tenn., Ky. and Ohio." Thomas died of small pox in New Jersey in 1835. Sabin 95428, Howes T176, Shaw & Shoemaker 42271. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Course of Legal Study, Respectfully Addressed to the Students of Law in the United States

      Coale & Maxwell. Hardcover. Baltimore, 1817. 8vo, contemporary calf, XXX, (31)-389 pp. A complete and textually very good copy of this scarce early American legal title. "In 1817 David Hoffman completed the massive synthesis of Anglo-American law that had been occupying his life while not teaching or practicing law. Hoffman's goal in organizing his work was to create a true "science of jurisprudence" that would include not only law but moral philosophy, history, economics and literature. The method he had crafted would "reclaim the time and labour thus often and unprofitably expended" by law students who chose other methods of instruction. Realizing that his thirteen titles and four auxiliary subjects would demand a great investment of time and energy from students, Hoffman attempted to make the demands of his course more palatable by reminding his potential audience that their efforts would produce not only a better lawyer but better personal habits." (Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland). This is a fair to good copy, complete, that could be restored in its original binding, left as is, or rebound. Front board nearly detached, front free endpaper detached, binding cracked at exterior of rear hinge, some marginalia to a section of pages around pp. 100-130, a few stray marks in pencil in later pages. We have chosen to leave it in its unrestored state to preserve its historic value and maintain binding options. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. OCLC 654488796 . Fair. 1817. First Edition.

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        Zapolya: A Christmas tale, In Two Parts: The Prelude entitled "The Usurper's Fortune;" and The Sequel entitled "The Usurper's Fate."

      London: Printed for Rest Fenner, Paternoster Row, 1817. First edition, with half-title. 128 pp. Printed by S. Curtis, Printer, Camberwell Press. 1 vols. 8vo (223 x 140 mm). Original blue boards, neatly rebacked, uncut. Signed on t.p. "John Purchas June 2-1849." Some minor soiling to text, small paper repair to half-title, else fine. UNCUT, IN BOARDS A four act play in a "humble" imitation of Shakespeare's "Winter's Tale."

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        Comic Dramas, in Three Acts

      London: Printed for R. Hunter, 1817. First edition. vii, [i], 381, [3, ads] pp. 8vo. Original boards, paper spine label, soiled and rubbed, label split with some loss, early repairs to spine ends. Bookseller's ticket to front cover ("C.P. Archer ... Dublin").

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        Mündensches Stadt-Recht. In vorzüglicher Hinsicht auf Handlung und Schiffahrt.

      Münden, Caspar, 1817.. (17,5 x 10 cm). (10) IV, 298 S. Etwas späterer Halbleinwandband.. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der Mündener Anwalt, Notar und Stadtgeschichtsforscher Willigerod beschreibt hier u.a. die Einnahmen der Stadt (aus Forsten, Ziegelwerken, Stadtkellern, Apotheken, Wein- und Branntwein-Schank, Badestube, Brücken- und Wegegeld, Waage- und Marktgeld etc.), die Rechte und Pflichten der Makler, Schlachtaufseher, Karrenbinder, Auflader, Fuhrleute, Sackträger und Fruchtmesser, die städtischen Einrichtungen wie Märkte, Börse, Waage etc. Die letzten 50 Seiten behandeln die Schifffahrt im Allgemeinen, die Rechte und Pflichten der Schiffsbauer, der Schiffs-Leute und Befrachter, die Schifffahrts-Polizei und die Beziehung der Schifffahrt auf die bürgerlichen Gewerbe. - Stempel auf Vorsatz. Gering gebräunt. Vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Einband etwas berieben. Insgesamt gut erhalten

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        Glenarvon

      London: Henry Colburn, 1817. Vols. I & III third edition, printed in the same year as the first edition. Vol. II fourth edition. Engraved title-pages in each volume and engraved music at p. 170, 192 of Volume Two. 288; [ii], 390; [ii], 322, [2, ads] pp. Printed by Schulze and Dean 13, Poland Street. 3 vols. 12mo (174 x 102 mm). Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt spines with green morocco lettering labels. Vol. II hinges repaired. Provenance: Joyce Cary (bookplate); Shadmell Court Library (armorial bookplate). Lady Caroline Lamb's notorious and deliriously written roman à clé, to exact her revenge on Byron for her seduction and abandonment. When our protagonist Calantha encounters Ruthven Glenarvon (i.,e., Byron), her helplessness is described thus: "The eye of the rattle-snake, it has been said, once fixed upon its victim, overpowers it with terror and alarm: the bird, thus charmed, dares not attempt its escape; it sings its last sweet lay; flutters its little pinions in the air, then falls like a shot before its destroyer, unable to fly from his fascination. Calantha bowed, therefore with the rest, pierced to the heart at once by the maddening power that destroys alike the high and low; but she liked not the wily turn of his eye, the contemptuous sneer of his curling lip, the soft passionless tones of his voice ... "

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        Smuggler's Reunion.

      - Original pencil drawing by prolific British caricaturist and illustrator John Leech [1817-1864]. Leech is most famous for his association with Punch magazine. The drawing dubbed 'Smuggler's Reunion', depicts a gang of smugglers (possibly for Bentley's Miscellany) with one cut-throat sitting on a table brandishing a bottle, another breaks the neck of another bottle with a pistol, two others are eating at table, swag lying in foreground. Size is 6.5" x 8.5" Good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnae Bestiarorum: & mutae Bestiarum, depictae a Ioanne Stradano: Editae per Nicolaum Visscher cum previlegio ordinum Hollandiae et West-Frisiae. Iachten van Wilde Beesten, Vogelen en Visschen, Midtsgaders Stryden van Menschen tegens Beesten, en Beesten tegens malkander.

      (Londen c. 1817). Oblong 4to (255 x 360mm). With fine hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 102 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. (Together with:) STRADADUS, J. Vermis Sericus... (London c. 1817). 4to. (255 x 360mm). With fine hand-coloured frontispiece and 5 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine. This late issue of which only a small number were made is probably the most beautifully coloured issue of one of the most attractive huntingbooks ever published. The first edition was published 1578 by P. Galle in Antwerp. "Stradanus, or as he was originally named Jan van der Straat (1523-1605), was born in Bruges, but did most of his work in Italy. He was principally a designer of cartoons for tapestries, and there are very few of his pictures in existence. From 1553-1571 he was employed by the Duke Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, who commissioned him to make a number of designs for tapestries, representing fowling, fishing and hunting scenes, for the adornment of twenty rooms in the Palace of Reggio-a-Cajano. The present set of 'Venationes' was engraved from these beautiful and original compositions" (Schwerdt II, p. 228). The fine plates were engraved by I. Collaert, Cornelius Galle and others. "After pl. 102 is included 'Vermis Sericus', a series including an engraved frontispiece containing 4 vignettes illustrating the development of the silkworm from the month of May to August, and 5 other plates"(Schwerdt). The colouring of this copy is outstanding. On the verso of a few plates small paper restoration at the lower margin. A fine copy.

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        De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864; ... Tweede druk, met een plaatje en twee kaartjes. The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece and 2 lithographed folding maps showing the battle formations near Japan. Original publisher's lithographed wrappers.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 579; NCC (7 copies); Nipponalia III, p. xviii. Rare second edition, published in the same year as the first, of an account of the battle in which the Dutch corvette Medusa ended up on its way to Yokohama, written by the commander of the ship François de Casembroot (1817-1895), captain-lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy. On 11 July 1863, the Medusa was attacked by the ships and batteries of the daimyo of Chôshû, Mori Takachika, as she passed through the straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance to the Inland Sea. The Chôshû were resentful of the official policy to welcome foreigners in Japan and attacked the Dutch ship. Although the crew bravely fought back, Medusa was struck 20 times and four members of the crew were killed. The following year this incident lead to the so-called Shimonoseki Campaign in which Dutch, French, British and American ships retaliated and secured a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water.With bookplate of G.J. v.d. Weijer, who states in a note on inside back wrapper that one of his ancestors served as First Mate aboard Medusa. The frontispiece foxed and a few occasional spots throughout, otherwise in very good condition. Wrappers somewhat foxed and the spine damaged, but still good.

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

      New York: Published by Leavitt, Lord & Co. Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1817. First (?) American edition. 351, [1, errata] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth spine, paper label (chipped) and boards, some foxing throughout. Uncut in Boards, A Rare First(?) American Edition Two American editions of Coleridge's Biographia Literaria were published in 1817, the same year as the English first edition. This edition, by Leavitt & Lord of New York and Crocker & Bewster of Boston, is considerably rarer than the Kirk & Mercein of New York imprint. The priority of the editions has not been established.

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        Characters of Shakespear's Plays

      London: Printed by C. H. Reynell for R. Hunter and C. and J. Ollier, 1817. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original boards, printed paper label, uncut. Front board just holding. Charles Lloyd's copy with his signature on the front pastedown dated 1817 "Lloyd, Charles (1775-1839), poet, was born in Birmingham, on 12 February 1775, the eldest son of Charles Lloyd (1748-1828), the Quaker banker and philanthropist, and his wife, Mary Farmer (1751?-1821). He was educated privately, and was intended to have entered his father's bank, but he found this unpalatable, as he did the medical studies he briefly attempted at Edinburgh. His first published volume of poems appeared in Carlisle in 1795, and in the following year he met Coleridge when the latter visited Birmingham to enlist subscribers to his newspaper, The Watchman. He was so attracted by Coleridge's conversation that he offered to pay him £80 a year, in return for staying with him and having the benefit of his conversation. They lived together in Kingsdown, Bristol, and Lloyd came to know others in radical and literary circles in that city, including Robert Southey and Joseph Cottle. At the close of 1796 Lloyd accompanied Coleridge and his wife to Nether Stowey. Coleridge's sonnet 'To a Friend', on the birth of his son Hartley, and his lines 'To a Young Man of Fortune', are probably addressed to Lloyd. The latter had already printed at Bristol, for publication in London, a volume of elegiac verse to the memory of his grandmother Priscilla Farmer, with an introductory sonnet by Coleridge, and concluded by 'The Grandam' of Charles Lamb, to whom Lloyd had been introduced by Coleridge. Almost immediately after his arrival at Nether Stowey, Lloyd was attacked by fits, the precursors of his subsequent depressive illness. He remained with the Coleridges until the summer of 1797, and in the autumn of that year all the poems which he wanted to preserve were added by Cottle, along with poems by Charles Lamb, to a second edition of Coleridge's poems. But Coleridge did not think well of this publication, and ridiculed its contents in sonnets signed Nehemiah Higginbottom in the Monthly Magazine (November 1797)." ODNB.

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        Melincourt. By the author of Headlong Hall ? In Three Volumes

      London: For T. Hookham Jun. and Co. Old Bond Street; and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row, 1817. First edition. Half titles present, D6 a cancel. 3 vols. 12mo. Dark blue green textured cloth over boards, printed paper spine labels (minor chipping), bottom edge slightly trimmed, others uncut. Fine. Rare Peacock Satire in Early Cloth Binding "ANTHELIA MELINCOURT, at the age of twenty-one, was mistress of herself and of ten thousand a year, and of a very ancient and venerable castle in one of the wildest valleys in Westmoreland." The opening line of Melincourt is indisputably a rejoinder to Austen's celebrated gambit in Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Peacock's sharpest satire of wealth, fortune-hunting, and politics, recounts the fortunes of the heiress and her social climbing friends, as well as the bon-vivant Sir Telegraph Paxarent, his philosophical friend Mr. Forester, and the career of Sir Oran Haut-ton - a "specimen of the natural and original man" and an orang-utan of high fashion, "heightened by a pair of enormous whiskers, and the folds of a vast cravat" - who is elected as one of the MPs for the venerable rotten borough of Onevote.A rare work that is almost invariably seen in worn half leather bindings, the present copy of Melincourt is in a nicely preserved near contemporary binding of dark green cloth, with printed spine labels (the publication date is too early by a few years for this to to be publisher's cloth), a very handsome triple-decker with good provenance. A note from Esther Potter to Marilyn Butler quotes Victor Schulderer of the British Museum who called Meyerstein (1889-1952) a "poet, novelist and musician outstandingly gifted and eccentric".

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