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        Wiltshire and Hampshire)

      [London]: Engraved at the Drawing Room in the Tower under the direction of Lt. Col. Mudge..., 1817-28.. Together five maps, each c.64 x 83 cm, four being sheets XI, XII, XIV and XV dated 1817, covering the extents from Shinfield, near Bracknell (NE) down to Chichester (SE) and Layock, near Chippenham (NW) down to Bloxworth, near Poole (SW), the fifth being sheet XXXIV dated 11 years later covering the area from near Lechlade (NE) to near Marlborough (SE) and Stroud (NW) down to Corsham, near Chippenham (SW). Printed on a scale of one inch to the mile, later annotations in blue pencil marking out railway lines, dissected and mounted on linen, typical pink diamond panels affixed to the folded end sections with printed and handwritten labels, the fifth sheet with a contemporary index map to the OS series with the present sheets outlined by hand. Fine contemporary book style full morocco case, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered label with a crest featuring three cannons to the upper board, all edges gilt. Some light mottling and wear to the case, a very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Storia naturale delle scimie e dei maki disposta con ordine da P. Hugues, dietro le scoperte dei pui rinomati Naturalisti; Arricchita di schiarimenti relativi ai costumi, astuzie, nutrimenti, e climi abitati di questi Quadrumani, con la maniera di dar loro la caccia, e di un'idea sull'uso e la propriet? della loro carne in medicina; Dedicata a S. A. il Principe Eugenio de Beauharnais

      Milano: P. Hugues, 1817. Hardcover. Very Good+. Contemporary half black and green morocco, gilt-stamped lettering and ornament direct in spine compartments (5 raised bands); folio (455x300mm); leaves printed on the recto only, with wide margins; consisting of engraved illustrated title-p., [I]-VI (engraved text and illustrations), [3] (scimie dell' antico continente, prima classe, orang), I-IX, [2] (seconda classe, babbuino), X-XVII, [2] (terza classe, guenone), XVIII-L, [3] (scimie del nuovo continente, quarta classe, sapaju), LI-LX, [2] (quinta classe, sapaju-sagoino), LXI-LXX, LXXI-LXXXVIII (text), 2 (indice), [6] (dei lemuriani ossia maki propriamente detti, genere maki), I-VIII, [2] (genere indri), IX-X, [2] (genere loris), XI-XIII, [2] (genere galago), XIV, [2] (genere tarsiere), XV, XVI (indice). Collates complete, with printed and engraved text, and a grand total of 85 very fine -- and very charming -- engraved plates of monkeys, most of whom will remind you of someone you know. Spine tips and edges of boards discreetly renewed; some light scuffing along spine and joints. Marginal browning; a few tiny worm holes to last few leaves; otherwise nice and bright. Bookplates of Cecilia Barbosa de Moura. An important early monograph on primates, including, orangutans, baboons, guenons, sapajous, lemurs, indris, loris, galagos, tarsiers.

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        The Life of Napoleon, a Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos By Doctor Syntax, Embellished with Thirty Engravings By G. Cruikshank.

      Printed for T. Tegg, III, Cheapside, Wm. Allason, 31 New Bond Street & J. Dick, Edinburgh . 1817. - Hard back binding in contemporary smooth finest quality brown leather covers, raised bands with gilt title lettering to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear board edges, marble paper end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 260 printed pages of text with 30 single-sided coloured aquatint plates including coloured frontispiece and engraved title page facing each other. Rubbing to the corners of the boards and spine edges, internally lightly browned, some off-setting from the plates, and with some light foxing, ink name to the second front free end paper 'George Allen South, February 18th 1821. Member of the P.B.F.A. NAPOLEON [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Angleterre et les anglais ou petit portrait d'une grande famille par; cop EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Le Normant, 1817. Fine. Le Normant, Paris 1817, 12,5x19cm, 3 volumes reliés. - first edition. Binding half raspberry calf, back with four nerves set with gilded nets decorated with golden arabesques and romantic golden floral motifs, titles and parts of black calf volume number, golden friezes heads and tails, marbled paper plates, contreplats of guards and made paper, marbled edges, corners bumped, romantic bindings signed La Motte in tails back. Pleasant copy set in a charming romantic Binding slightly later signed La Motte. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi veau framboise, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés d'arabesques romantiques dorées ainsi que de motifs floraux dorés, pièces de titres et de tomaison de veau noir, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches marbrées, coins émoussés, reliures romantiques signées de La Motte en queues des dos. Agréable exemplaire établi dans une charmante reliure romantique légèrement postérieure signée de La Motte.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Sporting Sketches

      1817-[1818]. One of a Very Few Copies With Forty-Eight Hand Colored Etched PlatesALKEN, Henry. Sporting Sketches. Consisting of Subjects relating to the Sports of the Field as Horses, Dogs, Live and Dead Game, Wild Fowl, Fox Hunting, Shooting, Coursing, &c. &c. &c. The whole illustrative of Landscape Scenery. London: S. and J. Fuller, 1817[-1818].Oblong folio (10 3/4 x 16 7/8 inches; 272 x 427 mm.). Hand-colored etched title and forty-eight hand-colored etched plates. A few leaves slightly dust soiled in blank margins, some mainly marginal spotting affecting some of the plates, but overall an excellent example of this exceptionally rare work. Plates watermarked 1817-1820.Mid twentieth century half red morocco over brown paper boards decoratively ruled in gilt, front cover with original printed wrapper laid down. Smooth spine ruled and lettered in gilt, green morocco label lettered in gilt, matching brown endpapers. Housed in a matching fleece-lined, quarter red morocco clamshell case.Provenance: Purchased from Walter Hill of Chicago, February 1930.An early work, exceptionally rare with this number of plates. The wrapper announces "This Work will be completed in Six Monthly Numbers, each Number containing Six Plates." The Mellon copy (Snelgrove 92) was in the six original parts and contained the requisite thirty-six hand colored plates. Schwerdt, page 26, states "This work is complete in six monthly numbers, Demy Fol., each number containing six pls., 7. 6d. each, or complete in boards, £2. 5s."The only reference to 48 plates is in Siltzer (p.69), who states "Sporting Sketches. 48 plates. Folio size. Published by S. and J. Fuller." Siltzer may well have been referring to the Gloucester copy or indeed our copy.In summary, the present example is one of presumably very few copies, including the Gloucester copy, containing an extra twelve plates. A pencil note by Joel Spitz at the end of the volume states that he thought there might be "at the most two". The superb hand-colored plates are full of activity, some containing one, others two scenes, and some up to a dozen sporting vignettes. Hunting, shooting and fishing feature most strongly among the sports, but there are also independent studies of horses and dogs. All of the bibliographies call for thirty-six plates except for Siltzer.Mellon/Snelgrove 92; Schwerdt I p. 26; Siltzer p. 69; Not in Tooley.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An einen "ami et confrère": Au sujet de son procès avec l’éditeur de ses Monumens anciens et modernes de l’Hindoustan (Boudeville, 1817). Il a lu son « dire pour mon affaire avec BOUDEVILLE ; il me semble parfait. Tu n’as pas laissé un argument sans une réponse victorieuse et je ne m’étonne plus du désespoir du S. HURQUIN. Je t’envoie ci-joint un nouveau dire à sa façon. Pour celui-là il est tellement ridicule et absurde que je n’y sais d’autre réponse qu’une recommandation très particulière auprès de notre confrère PINEL ». Il parle de POUQUEVILLE, et précise que « c’est très improprement que M. BOUDEVILLE m’a donné dans l’acte le titre de collaborateur. Je suis auteur du texte, comme les géographes pour les cartes de l’ouvrage dont il est propriétaire et éditeur. Je dois décrire les dessins et les cartes qu’il doit me mettre sous les yeux ». Il s’était réservé la surveillance des cartes « par la crainte qu’il n’employat économiquement un mauvais géographe » ON JOINT une L.A.S., 17 prairial, à l’astronome LALANDE, inspecteur du Collège de France (avec note autogr. de Lalande).

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        De initiis et originibus religionum in oriente dispersarum quae differunt a religione christiana liber. E codice manu scripto arabico bibliothecae universitatis litterarum regiae Gottingensis.

      Berlin, Maurer, 1817. - 4to. VIII, 71, 57 pp. Giltstamped red boards. First edition of this treatise on the origins of the non-Christian religions of the Orient, written by Notaras Chrysantis (c. 1670-1735) and here edited in the original Arabic text with Latin translation and critical apparatus after a ms. in the Göttingen University Library. G. H. Bernstein (1787-1860) taught oriental languages at the universities of Berlin and Breslau. He is chiefly famous for his preliminary studies for the "Thesaurus Syriacus", a dictionary of Syriac produced after his death by Robert Payne Smith. - Contemporary autograph ownership and review note of the Marburg oriental scholar Johann Melchior Hartmann (1764-1827), among whose work is a "Commentatio de geographia Africae Edrisiana", published in 1792. Later stamp of the Basel chemist Dr. Remy Cantieni (1940s). Last in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. - Rare. ADB II, 485. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Nachgelassene Schriften und Correspondenz, nebst seinem Leben. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. 5 Bände.

      Weimar: Landes-Industrie-Comptoir -1819 1817 - Mit 2 gestochenen Titelporträts. Schlichte blaue Pappbände d. Zt. mit Rückentitel in Schwarzprägung, Rücken gleichmäßig gebleicht u. gering fleckig, die Deckel teilweise gebleicht. 1. deutsche Ausgabe. - Bände 1 und 2 enthalten Franklins private Korrespondenz, Bände 3 und 4 seine Autobiographie, Band 5 enthält vermischte Aufsätze. - Ein wichtiges Dokument zur Geistes-, Kultur- und Zeitgeschichte, besonders auch zur Geschichte Amerikas. - Nur im Schnitt etwas stockfleckig, sonst innen durchwegs sehr sauber. - Sabin 25556 a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Scheppler & Müller]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: printed for T. Egerton,, 1817. A Novel. In Two Volumes. By the Author of "Sense and Sensibility," &c. Third Edition. 2 volumes, duodecimo (176 x 103 mm). Rebound to style in brown half calf, morocco labels, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides. Bound without half-titles; professional repair to title page of Vol. II; contemporary ownership signature to both front flyleaves. Faint intermittent foxing to contents. An excellent set. Third edition, the only one of the author's novels to be published a third time in her lifetime. Pride and Prejudice was Austen's second published novel, the first and second editions both appearing in 1813. According to Gilson no details of the publishing history of this third edition are known. Jane Austen "was clearly not consulted (having sold the copyright) and no allusion to this edition has been traced in her surviving letters; it is not apparent whether [it] was in fact issued before or after the author's death."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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).

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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).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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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        Catalogo ragionato di una raccolta di rocce disposto con ordine geografico per servire alla geognosia dell'Italia.

      Milan, Imperiale Regia tamperia, 1817 - 8vo (205 x 120 mm), pp xl 346 [1]; a fine, crisp copy in contemporary vellum, spine gilt with red morocco label, contemporary collector's stamp on title. £3500First edition of this rare catalogue of some 1500 rock specimens collected throughout Italy. Brocchi (1772-1826) was appointed inspector of mines for Milan in 1808, and travelled extensively throughout Italy, rock formations and collecting specimens, which are catalogued in this work. The catalogue is arranged by region, and includes extensive collections from the volcanic formations of southern Italy. In a footnote to page xv Brocchi says that duplicate specimens are available from Signor Riccioli, 'esperto mineralogista', at Via Frattina 53.Most of the original collection survives to this day in the Museo Civico in Bassano, Brocchi's birthplace.'Brocchi made his first extensive exploration of central Italy in 1811-1812. In the course of this he witnessed an eruption of Vesuvius and was thus able to compare the state of its crater before and after an erruption. From 1814 until 1820 his work was largely on volcanic rocks, especially tuffs. The Catalogo ragionato (1817) is a useful comopendium of original observations on the geology of central and southern Italy.'Brocchi's scientific contribution lay in the accurate observation, recording, and incorporation into the current body of scientific knowledge of a vast amount of neew data from very diverse fields, especially the earth sciences' (DSB).Provenance: unidentified collector's stamp on title; 15 lines of neat contemporary manuscript in Italian on an inserted sheet of paper, describing the composition of certain mineralsSchuh, Biobibliography of Mineralogy (online, published by The Mineralogical Record) Brocchi 5; OCLC records Huntington, Oklahoma, Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, and U.S. Geological Survey for North America

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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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