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        Elements of Criticism

      Edinburgh - Bell & Bradfute, 1817 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth century edition of Henry Home's comprehensive study of language and criticism. Bound in the original publisher's bindings. Complete in Two Volumes. The Ninth Edition. In Elements of Criticism (1762) Kames sought to propound the fundamental principles of criticism drawn from human nature -ODNB. Henry Home, Lord Kames, 1696 - 1782, was a judge and writer. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including some rubbing and edge wear, with fading to the cloth. Internally the pages have some slight browning and scattered foxing. With a copperplate ink inscription to the top of the half titles. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Bellinzona

      Bellinzona - Canton Ticino 1817 - Rara veduta di Bellinzona vista da sud, stampata a colori. Applicata su vecchio supporto cartaceo mm 98x157

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        Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson`s Bay in His Majesty`s Ship Rosamond.

      London, Printed for J. Mawman, 1817. (12) + 279 s. Foldet kart som frontispiece. 4 kobberstukne plansjer. Priv. nyere håndb. skinnbd. med rødt skinn tittelfelt. Strekdekor i gull på ryggen.. Recent half calf. Spine gilt. Red letaher label. Folding map as frontispiece. 4 engraved plates

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        Idea de los Barcos de Vapor, ó Descripcion de su máquina, relacion de sus progresos, é indicacion de sus ventajas.

      En Sanlucar, por D. Francisco de Sales del Castillo, 1817. - in-12. 76pp. 1 planche dépliante hors-texte. Demi-veau à coins (Reliure de l'époque, menus défauts). Edition Originale très rare, imprimée à Sanlúcar de Barrameda, de cet ouvrage consacré au premier bateau à vapeur espagnol, le 'Betis' qui inaugura la première ligne régulière reliant Séville à Sanlúcar, sur le Guadalquivir. Manuel María del Marmol (1775-1841), recteur de l'Université de Séville, y décrit avec enthousiasme le fonctionnement de la chaudière à vapeur et les avantages du nouveau moyen de locomotion par rapport à la navigation à voile. Ce volume très rare manque notamment aux collections de la Biblioteca Nacional. Planche dépliante gravée en fin d'ouvrage, représentant une machine à vapeur. Coins émoussés et mors légèrement frottés. Palau, 152420. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyages and travels in various parts of the world, during the years 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, and 1807.

      Printed by George Philips, Carlisle 1817 - Two parts in one. 8vo in-4. xvi, [ii], [19]-617, [18] pp. Lacking the frontispiece, but with half-titles to each part present. Later quarter calf and marbled boards with red morocco spine label; interior browning with the occasional stain, marginal loss to upper corners of leaves M3, M4, and Z4, and a light damp stain affecting the last few signatures. First American edition (a reprint of the first English translation published in London, 1813-14). In 1803, Adam Johann Ritter von Krusenstern set out from Kronstadt, Russia on what would become the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe. Langsdorff accompanied the expedition as a naturalist and physician, but parted ways with the crew in 1805 upon reaching Kamchatka - a peninsula in far eastern Russia - continuing on to explore the Aleutian Islands and Alaska. In 1806 he sailed from Sitka to the Spanish presidio at San Francisco. He provides detailed descriptions of the region (the original German edition of 1812 actually included a plate that is the first published view of San Francisco) and of his meeting with commandant José Argüello. The visit resulted in the famed romance between Count Nikolay Rezanov of the Russian-American Company, who had traveled with Langsdorff, and Concepción de Argüello, the Spanish commander’s daughter, immortalized in literature by Bret Harte, Gertrude Atherton, and others throughout the years. In addition to his descriptions of these places, Langsdorff also includes accounts of Brazil, Japan, Hawaii and Alaska. "Langsdorff’s account is rich in descriptions of the peoples and cultures visited, and his descriptions of the Marquesans is particularly important and has become something of a classic" (Hill). The section on the vocabulary of various Ainu tribes is also of great interest.Langsdorff (1774-1852) was a German-Russian naturalist who trained in both medicine and natural history in Germany. Langsdorff was responsible for the eventual founding of Fort Ross by the Russian-American Company in 1812. Langsdorff and Rezanov, successful in obtaining supplies, returned to Sitka and then proceeded to Siberia and then overland to St. Petersburg. Langsdorff was thereafter made consul general of Russia in Rio de Janeiro and later led an expedition on the Amazon with a team of scientists. Though he was unable to complete the journey due to a serious illness, the team managed to collect a vast array of specimens and gather a wealth of information about the various tribes that they encountered. Their findings remain at the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg today.

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        The Duties, Importance, and Success of the Gospel Ministry: Set Forth in Two Sermons

      Kingston, [Ontario]: Stephen Miles. August, 1817. First. First edition. Sewn printed wrappers. 52pp. A chip to the corner of the front wrap, some foxing and age-toning, very good. Wright is self-described as Preacher of the Gospel in the District of Newcastle, Upper Canada. OCLC locates no copies. .

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        Voyages and travels in various parts of the world, during the years 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, and 1807

      Lacking the frontispiece, but with half-titles to each part present. Later quarter calf and marbled boards with red morocco spine label; interior browning with the occasional stain, marginal loss to upper corners of leaves M3, M4, and Z4, and a light damp stain affecting the last few signatures. First American edition (a reprint of the first English translation published in London, 1813-14). In 1803, Adam Johann Ritter von Krusenstern set out from Kronstadt, Russia on what would become the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe. Langsdorff accompanied the expedition as a naturalist and physician, but parted ways with the crew in 1805 upon reaching Kamchatka - a peninsula in far eastern Russia - continuing on to explore the Aleutian Islands and Alaska. In 1806 he sailed from Sitka to the Spanish presidio at San Francisco. He provides detailed descriptions of the region (the original German edition of 1812 actually included a plate that is the first published view of San Francisco) and of his meeting with commandant José Argüello. The visit resulted in the famed romance between Count Nikolay Rezanov of the Russian-American Company, who had traveled with Langsdorff, and Concepción de Argüello, the Spanish commander?'s daughter, immortalized in literature by Bret Harte, Gertrude Atherton, and others throughout the years. In addition to his descriptions of these places, Langsdorff also includes accounts of Brazil, Japan, Hawaii and Alaska. ?"Langsdorff?'s account is rich in descriptions of the peoples and cultures visited, and his descriptions of the Marquesans is particularly important and has become something of a classic?" (Hill). The section on the vocabulary of various Ainu tribes is also of great interest. Langsdorff (1774-1852) was a German-Russian naturalist who trained in both medicine and natural history in Germany. Langsdorff was responsible for the eventual founding of Fort Ross by the Russian-American Company in 1812. Langsdorff and Rezanov, successful in obtaining supplies, returned to Sitka and then proceeded to Siberia and then overland to St. Petersburg. Langsdorff was thereafter made consul general of Russia in Rio de Janeiro and later led an expedition on the Amazon with a team of scientists. Though he was unable to complete the journey due to a serious illness, the team managed to collect a vast array of specimens and gather a wealth of information about the various tribes that they encountered. Their findings remain at the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg today.

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        Medal for the Voyage of the Uranie

      Puymaurin & Andrieu, Paris 1817 - Bronze medal, 41 mm, fine.Obverse: profile portrait of Louis XVIII. Reverse: "Hémisphère Austral. Physique Astronomie. La Corvette l'Uranie Mr. Ls. de Freycinet Commandt? S.A.R.M. Le Duc d'Angoulême, Amiral de France?." Medal for the departure of Freycinet on the Uranie. An excellent bronze example of the medal struck to commemorate the sailing of the Uranie for Australia and the Pacific in 1817 under Freycinet.The Uranie landed at Shark Bay on the West Coast of Australia, on 12 September 1818, where an observatory was set up. After visiting Timor and the Sandwich Islands they reached Port Jackson in November 1818. They left on Boxing Day that year on a course for Cape Horn but on 13 February 1820 the ship was wrecked off the Falkland Islands. However all the crew and most of the records of the voyage and natural history specimens were saved and the voyage was completed on the Physicienne.The voyage was organised by the French government to make observations on geography, magnetism and meteorology, and became noteworthy for its natural history discoveries. This scientific bent is reflected in the detailed lettering on the obverse, which has the main caption 'Hemisphere Austral. Physique Astronomie', and also notes that Freycinet's voyage was commissioned by the two most important French naval figures of his day, Louis-Antoine d'Artois de Bourbon, Duc d'Angoulême, then serving as Amiral de France, and the Vicomte du Bouchage, Ministre de la Marine. The design for this side of the medal is signed Puymaurin. The reverse of the medal shows the bust of Louis XVIII, designed by F. Andrieu. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ueber dramatische Kunst und Litteratur. Vorlesungen. Zweyte Ausgabe. Erster ( - Dritter) Theil. In drei Bänden.

      Heidelberg, bey Mohr und Winter 1817 - Rote Halbmaroquinbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Kleine Schabspuren a.d. Rücken, etwas berieben. (Goedeke VI, 12.32). Teils leicht stockfleckig, auf weißem Schreibpapier. Aufwendig gebundenes Exemplar der maßgeblichen Auflage von Schlegels Hauptwerk, in dem er „Methode und Tendenz der frühromantischen Kritik exemplarisch demonstriert.“ (KLL 7,50). Vor allem seine in Berlin und Wien zwischen 1801 und 1808 gehaltenen Vorlesungen gelten als eines der zentralen Werke der Romantik, dessen Einfluß auf das geistige Europa gar nicht überschätzt werden kann“ (J. Körner). „In den Bemühungen der Frühromantik, besonders in den Vorlesungen August Wilhelm Schlegels setzt die Rückwirkung und Auswirkung der deutschen Literatur der Goethezeit auf Europa, auch auf den Westen ein. Nun wird für einige Zeit die deutsche Literatur die anregende ; auch ein neuer Romanikbegriff beginnt sich von hier aus gegenüber dem bisherigen der Aufklärungszeit durchzusetzen (H. Seidler). (Rech. Trauzettel) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bibliographical Decameron; Or Ten Days' Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts and subjects connected with early Engraving, Typography and Bibliography

      London: Printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press, 1817 - First Edition, with half-titles and errata. 3 vols., Imperial 8vo (9-3/4 x 6 inches). Hundreds of engravings and examples of type etc., some tinted in red and blue. Bound in contemporary three quarters blue pebbled morocco, spine gilt and marbled boards and edges. Fine, small bump to some pages in Vol. I. Bookplate of The Right Hon. Charles Abbot (prob. Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester) in Vols II & III. Windle & Pippin A28; Jackson no.40; Hart no.186; Bigmore and Wyman pp. l69-70 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beskrivelse over Østersøen og den Finske bugt, hørande til det svenske søe-atlas, forfattet af contre-admiral Gustaf af Klint [Description of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland, belonging to the Swedish Sea Atlas .]. Stockholm 1815. Besørget oversat af Blankensteiner og udgivet paa hans forlag. Copenhagen, J. F. Schultz, 1817. 4:o. XVI,100,100a-b,101-111, & 14 engraved plates. With printed errata leaves inserted opposite pp. 88 and 97 and an engraved illustration on p. 100.

      1817 - Plain contemporary half calf with sparingly gilt spine. Covers worn and somewhat warped. Marginal dampstains throughout, some soiling. Signature.Bibliotheca danica II:361. The first 13 plates depict different stretches of coast around the Baltic Sea and the last one is a map of the inflow into Memel (the present day Klaipeda in Lithuania). The illustration on p. 100 also depicts this town. Rare Danish translation of the 1815 Stockholm edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narratives of the Lives of the More Eminent Fathers of the Three First Centuries, Interspersed with Copious Quotations

      London: Printed for the Author by Hatchard and others. 1817. 8vo (8.675" x 5.5" or 22 cm x 13 cm). F First Edition. H Full-Leather. Very Good. Scarce title including biographical sketches of: Simeon, Son of Cleopas; Clement, Bishop of Rome; Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch; Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna; Justin Martyr; Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons; Tertullian, Presbyter of Carthage; Catechist of Alexandria; Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage; and Dionysius, Bishop of Alexandria. Full bright red levant decorated in gilt and blind, raised bands, all edges gilt, (xv, 402, errata). Very good condition with only light external wear, some small chips at head of spine, front joint a little tender. Old notes on first blank, with inscription on title page: "Ralph Leycester Esq. with the kind respects of the Author". A scarce title in a very attractive binding. Signed: I Inscribed by The Author

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        The Monumental Effigies of Great Britain; Selected from our Cathedrals and Churches, for the Purpose of Bringing Together, and Preserving Correct Representations of the Best Historical Illustrations Extant, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Henry the Eighth

      London: Printed by J. M'Creery for the Author, 1817-1832. Large paper edition. Contemporary three quarter red morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A very good copy with wear at spine ends, boards scuffed with wear along edges, occasional foxing or soiling, colors brilliant, binding tight. Folio. Alfred John Kempe, intro. and descriptions. Illus. with a richly colored and gilt frontis, one portrait, a second frontis for the introduction, one unnumbered and 144 numbered color & duotone plates, plus 9 vignettes. Charles Alfred Stothard (1786 -1821), antiquarian draughtsman... published... the Monumental Effigies of Great Britain, a work designed to portray the changes in English costume from the twelfth century to the reign of Henry VIII. The work was issued in twelve parts, each consisting of twelve separate plates, of which the first ten were prepared by Stothard himself; the last two, issued after his death, were the work of other artists. The letterpress was supplied by his friend and brother-in-law, the antiquary Alfred John Kempe, and the last number appeared in 1832. The Effigies became an important sourcebook for Victorian historical genre painters in their search for accurate details of historical costumes.... Its continuing usefulness was evident when a new edition, with considerable additions, edited by John Hewitt, was published in 1876." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: article 26602). Lowndes, p. 2524. Brunet V, 554. Lipperheide 992. ODNB 26602.

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        Six Commercial Importing Lists from port of Quebec

      Quebec: Printed for the proprietors at the New Printing-Office, 1817. 1st Edition. No binding. Good. RARE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR EARLY QUEBEC COMMERCIAL HISTORYSix Commercial single page, two sided, Lists from Quebec, regarding the arrival and departure of ships, imports, exports and other news relating to this trade. Five are entitled "The Commercial List" and the other is "The Quebec Commercial List". Approximate size is 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches except the 1817 which is smaller 11 3/4 x 7 inches). Vol. 2 No. 11 Monday July 28, 1817Vol. 6 No. 14 Thursday August 16, 1821Vol. 6 No. 15 Thursday August 23, 1821Vol. 6 No. 16 Thursday August 30, 1821Vol. 6 No. 17 Thursday September 6, 1821Vol. 6 No. 18 Thursday September 13, 1821 Virtually all pages all are uncut (untrimmed), all have been folded and now flat and all except the 1817 have a small hole in the top centre probably for filing or hold pages together. Overall good condition. 5 of 6 have the name signed at the top of Millar & Parlane, the general merchandising firm of Millar, Parlane and Company, (James Millar and Alexander Parlane) one of Montreal's leading importers. It was, by 1818, an active exporter of wood, flour, and ashes and its imports became more varied.

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        OEUVRES DE J.J ROUSSEAU - CITOYEN DE GENEVE - 7 TOMES SUR 8 - (1 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 ) - TOME 2 MANQUANT / 5 photos disponibles.

      BELIN A. 1817 - RO20172901: 7 TOMES: XVIJ + XL + 592 + XVIIJ + 600 + XIJ + 632 + XIJ + 711 + XIJ + 568 + XVJ + 626 + 668 pages - coins emoussés - plats et tranches jaspés - titre et tomaison dorés au dos sur piece de titre - quelques traces de mouillure en debut d'ouvrage sur le tome premier sans consequence pour la lecture - 2 signets conservés sur le tome 3 - 1 signet conservé sur le tome 5, 6, 7 et 8 - 15 planches musicales en noir et blanc collationnées sur le tome 4 - 14 planches musicales en noir et blanc collationnées sur le tome 5 - 1 fac-similé en noir et blanc hors texte sur le tome 8 - 5 photos disponibles. TOME PREMIER-1ère et 2ème PARTIE. Julie ou la nouvelle Heloise 1ère partie + la nouvelle Heloise IVe + Ve et VIe parties - TOME 3-1ère et 2ème PARTIE. Jean-Jacques Rousseau à Christophe De Beaumont+economie politique-paix perpetuelle-polysynodie-contrat social. - TOME 4-1ère et 2ème PARTIE. dictionnaire de musique A-P+dictionnaire de musique Q-Z + ecrits sur la musique - TOME 5-1ère et 2ème PARTIE. lettre a M. D'ALEMBERT-de l'imitation theatrale-theatre-lettres a M. DE MALESHERBES + les reveries-fragmens d'un dictionnaire de botanique + lettres sur la botanique - TOME 6-1ère et 2ème PARTIE. les confessions. livres I-VIII + les confessions. livres IX-XII - TOME 7-1ère et 2ème PARTIE. dialogues discours + correspondance, année 1732 a 1762 - TOME 8-1ère et 2ème PARTIE. correspondance, année 1763 a 1766 + correspondance, année 1767 a 1778 / TOME 2 MANQUANT. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the wars occasioned by the French Revolution, from the commencement of hostilities in 1792, to the end of 1816 : embracing a complete history of the revolution, with biographical sketches of most of the public characters of Europe....

      London : W. Lewis, 1817, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionMinor, scattered marginal foxing. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1741 pages; Text in double colums. Physical desc.: 2 v. : fronts., plates, ports., fold. maps ; 28 cm. Paged continuously. Subjects; France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Referenced by: Sabin, 27334.

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        A chronically indebted Jefferson forwards drafts to merchant Patrick Gibson

      "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Th:Jefferson,"" 1 page, 7.25"" x 9.75"", Poplar Forest [near Lynchburg, Virginia], July 1, 1817 to Patrick Gibson concerning finances. Moderate creasing, minor loss not affecting text in-filled at lower left margin, imperceptible expert restoration enhancing some lighter areas, else very good. Jefferson writes, in full: ""This moment arrived here I find your favor of June26 and lest the notes should be wanting, I sign them without loss of time and inclose [sic] them [not present] with assurances of my great esteem & respect[.]"" Patrick Gibson (c. 1775-1827) was an emigrant from Great Britain who joined the mercantile firm owned by Jefferson's brother George (1748-1812) in 1800 to form Gibson & Jefferson. After George Jefferson was named consul at Lisbon in 1811, Gibson carried on the business. Jefferson and Gibson did a good deal of business together into the early 1820s. In 1773 Thomas Jefferson inherited Poplar Forest, a 4,800 acre planation in Bedford County, Virginia, from his wife Martha's father. For twenty five years, he managed the plantation mostly from afar, staying at the property on occasion, including a two month stay in 1781 when he fled Monticello to elude capture by the British. (It was during that visit, that Jefferson composed much of his Notes on the State of Virginia). In 1806, toward the close of his presidency, Jefferson decided to construct a retreat and laid the foundation for an octagonal home, based on Palladian design principles, that he completed in 1809. Jefferson visited his retreat three to four times a year, staying weeks up to two months at a time. In 1823, in failing health, he made his final journey to Poplar Forest in order to settle his grandson, Francis Eppes into the home. Two years after Jefferson's death Eppes sold the house to "

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        Roswell Dwight Hitchcock Autograph/Photo Albums and Cake (1817-1887)

      - Exceptional album of autograph letters, signed cards, etc., by eminent divines of the 19th century send to R.D. Hitchcock and his daughter on the occasion of her marriage. Amazingly, accompanied by a tin metal box with torn paper label reading Mary Brayton Hitchcock's Wedding Cake. Married Dec. Wednesday the 38th, 1881. The cake apparently is till present inside the tin box! This album contains: Photographs of R.D. Hitchcock and his daughter, original wedding invitation, assorted ALS's with envelopes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thomas Jefferson forwards flour to his late brother's business partner to cover his taxes due on his two homes at Monticello and Poplar Forest

      "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Th:Jefferson,"" 1 page, 7.75"" x 10"", Monticello, October 26, 1817 to Patrick Gibson concerning the delivery of flour to meet his financial obligations and to pay taxes on his two homes at Monticello and Poplar Forest. Docketed by Jefferson on the address leaf on verso ""Gibson Patrick Oct. 26. 17."" Expected folds, vertical fold archivally conserved including seal tear loss at right margin from present wax seal affects two letters which have received imperceptible restoration. Jefferson writes in full: ""Mr. Coclaser[?] one of my mill Servants informs me he has sent forty odd barrels of flour, to be delivered to your order, and that he shall make it up 50 (a quarter's rent) and if the river does not admit my sending 50 barrels more from the mill within a few days, I must get an order for that quantity on his stock in Richmond in exchange fro so much of mine now in the mill. These supplies are necessary to cover a draught for 190.D. I now make in favor of mr Southal, draughts for my taxes here & in Bedford [County (his Poplar Forest retreat)], and some further draughts I must make the 1st week of next month. The residue of my flower will not go down until December, unless any further occasions should arise of drawing on you. Accept the assurance of my continued friendship & respect[.]"" Patrick Gibson (c. 1775-1827) was an emigrant from Great Britain who joined the mercantile firm owned by Jefferson's brother George (1748-1812) in 1800 to form Gibson & Jefferson. After George Jefferson was named consul at Lisbon in 1811, Gibson carried on the business. Jefferson and Gibson did a good deal of business together into the early 1820s."

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        Dissertatio de exstirpatione uteri quam pro summis in arte medica honoribus rite obtinendis

      . Iinter oublica sacri jubilaei Gaudia. Eruditorum examini die 29mo Octobris verecunde submittit Henric. Matth. Wilh. Klingberg. Respondente ornatissimo Hermanno Barclay. Kbhvn./ Copenhagen 1817. VIII + 160 pp. Eksemplar pa skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt papirbind. Copy on good paper bound in contemporary paperbinding. * Med dedikation til kollegaen kirurg [Carl Christopher] Withusen. Disp. om sygdomme i livmoderen.<br>Inscribed by the author. Thesis on deseases in the uterus.<br>Bibl. Dan. I,866..

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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 ; Compiiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr William Mariner, several years resident in those islands

      London: John Murray, 1817. First Edition. Cloth-backed boards. Very Good. Two volumes. pp: lix, 460 + 412 (A Grammar of the Tonga Language included in pagination) + (88) A Vocabulary, Tonga and English + (121) A Vocabulary, English and Tonga; errata page. Bound in modern cloth-backed boards, leather spine labels; margins untrimmed. 9,25" x 5.5" The engraved frontispiece in Volume I shows Mariner in Tonga garments. Signature of "Capt. Wellings" at top of each title-page.

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        Der ungarische Fuhrwagen

      1817. Tusche und Feder über Bleistift auf Papier, unten links signiert und datiert: "J. A. Klein fec 1817.", 26,2 x 36,5 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Bei unserem Blatt von Johann Adam Klein handelt es sich um die Grundlage für eine von ihm später im Jahr angefertigte Tonlithographie, die als 14. Blatt in der dritten Lieferung der Sammlung von Original-Handzeichnungen der vorzüglichsten bayerischen lebenden Künstler erschienen ist. Auch wenn Klein die grundlegende Komposition in unserem Blatt bereits geklärt hat2, so nahm er für die Lithographie noch kleinere Änderungen vor, die allerdings entscheidenden Einfluss auf die Bildwirkung haben. So entfiel etwa der springende Hund zugunsten eines weiten Landschaftsausblickes und das Querformat wurde deutlich nach oben erweitert, so dass der Wagen insgesamt eine stärkere Verankerung im Raum erhielt. Jene unmittelbare, beinahe blattfüllende Konfrontation zwischen Wagen und Betrachter, wie sie auf unserem Blatt gegeben ist, entfällt dabei. Auch entbehrt die kleinteilige Ausarbeitung des Vordergrundes in der Lithographie mit den Steinchen und Furchen jene lockere Spontaneität des Pinsels, der die detaillierte Zeichnung der Pferde, auf denen offensichtlich Kleins Hauptaugenmerk lag, besonders akzentuiert. Vermutlich handelt es sich bei den Fuhrleuten um ungarische Fischhändler. Klein hat am 7. Mai 1818 einen ganz ähnlichen Wagen auf dem Fischmarkt in der Nähe des Dianabades in Wien gezeichnet (Vgl.-Abb. 3). Hier entleert einer der Händler gerade das hintere Fass mit den Fischen in ein Netz. Kleins besonderes Interesse an dem ungarischen Landleben und seinen Leuten mag durch die im Spätsommer 1817 gemeinsam mit Heinrich und Johann Mansfeld unternommene Reise an den Neusiedler See in Ungarn neuen Anschub erhalten haben. Unser Blatt bezeugt Kleins tiefgreifendes Interesse an einer dokumentarischen Schilderung seiner Umwelt, die aber keinesfalls in eine bloße Tatsachenbeschreibung abgleitet, sondern durch den Impetus der Arbeit eine sozialhistorische Ebene erhält. Die Schilderungen zeugen dabei von einer ungewöhnlichen Neutralität: Weder romantische Überhöhungen noch kritische Untertöne finden sich in den Momentaufnahmen. Gerade dieser schwebende Zustand des scheinbar gefrorenen Moments, den Klein festzuhalten versteht, macht den besonderen Reiz seiner Arbeiten aus. Die ganze Pracht der Kleinschen Zeichenkunst offenbart sich erst im intensiven Studium des Blattes, bei dem sich an jeder Stelle neu die Verblüffung über den meisterhaften Detailreichtum entzündet. Was den Arbeiten an Dynamik und Geschichte fehlt, kompensieren sie durch eine kontemplative Versenkung.

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett, M.D. with Memoirs of His Life and Writings by Robert Anderson, M.D. Volume I: Containing The Life of Dr.Smollett and The Adventures of Roderick Random / Volume II: Containing The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Part I / Volume II: Containing The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Part I / Volume III: Containing The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Part II and Plays and Poems together with Two letters, relating to the Memoirs of a Lady of Quality which were sent to the editor by a Lady of honour. / Volume IV: Containing The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom and An Account of the Expedition against Carthagena, in the West Indies; besieged by the English in the Year 1741 / Volume V: Containing The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves and Travels through France and Italy - With: A Register of the Weather, kept at Nice, from November 1763 to March 1765 (including a description of the Thermometers used in keeping the Register) / Volume VI: Containing The Expedition of Hu

      Edinburgh: Printed for Silvester Doig & Andrew Stirling and others. The Fifth Edition, in six Volumes.. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear to some corners. Wonderfully tight. Rare in this condition.. The Fifth Edition, in six Volumes. Edinburgh, Printed for Silvester Doig & Andrew Stirling and others, 1817. 8°. Volume I: Portrait - Frontispiece of Tobias Smollett, XI, 502 pages / Volume II: X, 470 pages / Volume III: XI plus V, 512 pages / Volume IV: X, 469 pages / Volume V: IV, 578 pages / Volume VI: VI, 564 pages. Original Hardcover (full calf with beautiful and lavish borders in gilt). Marbled edges. New spine-labels. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear to some corners. Wonderfully tight. Rare in this condition. Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 ?- 17 September 1771) was a Scottish surgeon, poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. George Orwell admired Smollett very much. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr. O. M. Brack, Jr. to correct variants. Smollett was born at Dalquhurn, now part of Renton, in present-day West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He was the fourth son of Archibald Smollett of Bonhill, a judge and land-owner who died about 1726, and Barbara Cunningham, who died about 1766. He was educated at the University of Glasgow, qualifying as a surgeon, but his career in medicine came second to his literary ambitions. In 1739 he went to London to seek his fortune as a dramatist. Unsuccessful, he obtained a commission as a naval surgeon on HMS Chichester and travelled to Jamaica, where he settled down for several years. In 1742 he served as a surgeon during the disastrous campaign to capture Cartagena. On his return, he set up practice in Downing Street and married a wealthy Jamaican heiress, Anne "Nancy" Lascelles (1721?-1791), in 1747. She was a daughter of William Lascelles. They had one child, a daughter Elizabeth, who died aged 15 years about 1762. He had a brother, Capt. James Smollet, and a sister, Jean Smollett, who married Alexander Telfair of Symington, Ayrshire. Jean succeeded to Bonhill after the death of her cousin-german, Mr. Commissary Smollett, and resumed her maiden name of Smollett in 1780. They lived in St. John Street off Canongate, Edinburgh and had a son who was in the Military. His first published work was a poem about the Battle of Culloden entitled "The Tears of Scotland", but it was The Adventures of Roderick Random which made his name, his poetry was described as 'delicate, sweet and murmurs as a stream'.[1] The Adventures of Roderick Random was modelled on Le Sage's Gil Blas, and was published in 1748. Smollett followed it up by finally getting his tragedy, The Regicide, published, though it was never performed. In 1750, Smollett took his MD degree in Aberdeen, and also travelled to France, where he obtained material for his second novel, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, another big success. Having lived for a short time in Bath, he returned to London and published The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom in 1753. He was now recognised as a leading literary figure, and associated with the likes of David Garrick, Laurence Sterne, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson, whom he famously nicknamed "that Great Cham of literature".[1] In 1755 he published a translation of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote, which he revised in 1761. In 1756, he became editor of The Critical Review. Smollett then began what he regarded as his major work, A Complete History of England, from 1757 to 1765. During this period he served a short prison sentence for libel, and produced another novel, The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves (1760). Having suffered the loss of a daughter, he went abroad with his wife, and the result was Travels through France and Italy (1766). He also wrote The History and Adventures of an Atom (1769), which gave his view of British politics during the Seven Years' War under the guise of a tale from ancient Japan. He also re-visited Scotland and this visit helped inspire his last novel, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), published in the year of his death. He had for some time been ailing from an intestinal disorder, and had sought a cure at Bath and eventually retired to Italy, where he is buried in the old English cemetery in Livorno, Italy.

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        Bröden. Sörgespil.

      . Oversat af C. J. Boye. Kbhvn. 1817. 173 s. Eksemplar pa skrivepapir indbundet med helt guldsnit i samtidigt rödt helskind dekoreret med guld pa ryg, permer og kanter samt med titellabel i anden farve skind pa ryggen. * First edition in Danish of "Die Schuld". Bibl. Dan. IV,366..

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        LA CENERENTOLA (1817). Melodramma giocoso in due atti di Jacopo Ferretti. Riduzione per Forte - Piano (o Cembalo) di Pietro Piazza, dedicata dall'Editore a Madamigella Enrichetta Bertolotti. Milano, Ricordi, nella Contrada Santa Margherita, 1820 circa (Pl.n°358, 865, 874 - 886).

      Formato oblungo. Cm.23,6x32,5. Pg.130 di musica incisa. Legatura in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Frontespizio decorato in calcografia. Tassello in pelle al piatto anteriore, con il nome della proprietaria (Alaide Giannini) impresso in oro. Collezione "Opere teatrali Serie e Buffe del Sig. Gioacchino Rossini, Ridotte per Piano Forte solo".

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        Chemische Grundsätze der Kunst Branntwein zu brennen theoretisch und practisch dargestellt. Nebst einer Anweisung zur Fabrikation der wichtigsten Liqueure.

      Carl Friedrich Amelang, Berlin 1817 - Halbleder d. Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, XX, 545 (3) S., Tafeln. Mit 12 (gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. Als Anhang die zweite verbesserte Auflage des Herrn A. S. Düportal's Anleitung zur Kenntniß des gegenwärtigen Zustandes der Branntweinbrennerei in Frankreich. Erste Ausgabe. Ferchl 230. Poggendorff I, 1082. ADB 12, 190 ff. NDB 8, 666 f. - "Hermbstaedt (1760 - 1833) besitzt erhebliche Bedeutung als Pharmazeut, Chemiker und Technologe. . Hermbstaedts größte Bedeutung liegt jedoch auf dem Gebiete der Technologie. Unermüdlich hat er in seinen Amtsstellungen, als Hochschullehrer, in Unterrichtskursen für Gewerbetreibende, durch direkte Beratung von Fabrikanten bei der Einrichtung ihrer Unternehmungen, durch eine sehr große Zahl von oft mehrbändigen Lehrbüchern für nahezu alle Zweige handwerklicher und industrieller chemisch-technologischer Tätigkeit sowie der Landwirtschaft die Erfahrungen und die neuesten Ergebnisse der Wissenschaft der Praxis nutzbar gemacht. Er hat damit vielen Industriezweigen starken Auftrieb gegeben und einzelnen zur Weltgeltung verholfen" (NDB). - Tafeln I bis VII mit Kupfern zu Hermbstädt, 5 weitere Tafeln zu Düportal's Anleitung. - Einband berieben, teils mit kleinen Abschabungen. Wenige kleine Wurmlöcher an den Gelenken. Innen sauber, nur an wenigen Stellen geringfügig fleckig. Einige Seiten mit Knickspuren im unteren Eck ("Eselsohren"). Auch die Tafeln überwiegend sauber, einige davon knittrig. Vereinzelt kleine Randrisse bzw. helle Wasserränder. Kleiner Exlibris-Stempel auf dem Vorsatz. Insgesamt ein sehr ordentliches Exemplar. 700 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Rosa Eglanteria". Farbkupferstich von Langlois nach P.J. Redoute. Aus "Les Roses". Erschienen bei Remond. 1817-1824. Ca 33,5 :24 cm. - In Handarbeitsrahmung ( 58:48 cm).

      Remond, 1817. Dekorativer Rosenzweig mit großen gelben Blüten und Knospen..

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        Ornithologia Suecica. 2 volumes in one

      J. H. Schubothium, Havniae [Copenhagen] 1817 - 317pp, errata; xiv, 277pp. 12 hand coloured plates. Language: eng G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Some spotting and occasional browning. Plates cut close with images of six plates trimmed. Library stamp on title. Illustrations bright [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Duties, Importance, and Success of the Gospel Ministry: Set Forth in Two Sermons

      Kingston, [Ontario]: Stephen Miles. August, 1817. First. First edition. Sewn printed wrappers. 52pp. A chip to the corner of the front wrap, some foxing and age-toning, very good. Wright is self-described as Preacher of the Gospel in the District of Newcastle, Upper Canada. OCLC locates no copies. .

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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: Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum. 1817. Ninth edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Ninth edition, 1817, hardcover with quarter calf and marbled boards with calf-tipped corners, octavo, 307pp., illustrated with woodcut maps of the waterways. Book VG with edgewear, rubbing to spine and boards, binding tight, endpapers soiled and foxed, text has some toning and foxing throughout. In protective mylar wrap.

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        Prächtige Darstellung der kämpfenden Truppen, kleines Örtchen rechts, im Hintergrund Strasbourg.

      . Aquatinta-Radierung J. C. Susemihl und L. Schnell nach A. Freiherr von Perglas, Darmstadt bei Gottl. Burx, 1817, 46x60 cm *Sehr selten.

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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

      Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum, Pittsburgh 1817 - Ninth edition, 1817, hardcover with quarter calf and marbled boards with calf-tipped corners, octavo, 307pp., illustrated with woodcut maps of the waterways. Book VG with edgewear, rubbing to spine and boards, binding tight, endpapers soiled and foxed, text has some toning and foxing throughout. In protective mylar wrap. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SKETCH FOR A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE FOUR ANIMALS NOW EXHIBITING IN THE KING'S MEWS...BEING AN EXTRAORDINARY SPECIES OF NEW AND NON-DESCRIPT DEER, LATELY ARRIVED FROM N. AMERICA [caption title]

      [London]. August 8, 1817.. Broadside, measuring 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Old fold lines. Minor scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. A lengthy broadside, printed in two columns, advertising and describing an exhibition of four American elk, or wapiti, which are to be sold for the purpose of introducing the breed to Europe. These particular specimens are purported to have been brought over by a German naturalist exploring "that part of Louisiana, called the Upper Missouri country." The wapiti were taken overland by way of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York, where they were exhibited for money. The author describes the physical appearance of the wapiti, its sweet breath, gentle nature, clean and monogamous habits, and the tastiness of its meat. He also mentions Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchell, and Dr. Benjamin Barton Smith, the latter of which gave the animal its scientific name, Cervus Wapiti. Only one copy located in OCLC, in the National Library of Scotland, dated July 24, 1817. A broadside of similar title, dated 1820, is located in the Houghton Library. OCLC 316782381.

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        BROCKHAUS CONVERSATIONSLEXIKON 4. Auflage 1817 - 1819

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus Verlag, 1817 - 1819. Hier verkaufen wir eine wunderschöne Ausgabe der 4. Originalauflage des Brockhauses aus dem Jahr 1817-1819, welche in diesem Zustand kaum noch zu erwerben ist. Es handelt sich um das "Enzyclopädische Handwörterbuch für die gebildeten Stände" - Conversations-Lexikon. Band 1 beinhaltet u.a. die Vorrede zur 3. & 4. Auflage. Um den Nachdrucken entgegenzuwirken, hatte Brockhaus für diese Auflage ein königlich württembergisches Privileg, welches auf der 1.Seite eines jeden Bandes niedergeschrieben ist. Details: 4.Originalauflage; 10 Bände komplett A-Z; 18cm x 11cm; Halblederausführung; Rotschnitt; homogenes Exemplar; Bände befinden sich in einem sehr guten Zustand mit leichten, normalen Spuren der Zeit; Ecken, Kanten normal bestoßen und berieben; feste Gelenke; keine losen oder fehlenden Seiten; Buchrücken fest; Band 1, 5, 9 zeigen fachmännische Restaurationsstellen an Gelenken / Buchrücken; kaum - gar keine Altersfleckigkeit; sehr saubere Buchdeckel (absolute Seltenheit); Buchrückenschilder mit kleinen Spuren der Zeit - Erwerben Sie hier eine wahre Rarität. Die 4.Originalauflage des Brockhause stellt eine Augenweide in Ihrer Bibliothek dar. Alle Preise incl. MwSt., AGB, Kundeninformationen, Widerrufsbelehrung, Musterwiderrufsformular finden Sie bei unseren Anbieterinformationen..

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        POESIE

      Milano, Giovanni Pirotta, 1817. In-16 p. (mm. 153x103), bross. orig. (restauri per picc. manc.), 174 pp. num., 6 cc. nn. (Errata ed Elenco Associati). Vi sono contenuti: il 1° Canto della Divina Commedia, Sestine, Ottave e quartine, 3 odi fra le quali il famoso "Lament del Marchionn di gamb avert", 25 Sonetti e 7 poesie varie fra cui il "Brindes de Meneghin" che era gia' stato pubblicato nel 1815?". "Prima edizione" complessiva delle poesie di Carlo Porta. E' il XII vol. della ?"Collezione delle migliori opere scritte in dialetto milanese?", pubblicata da F. Cherubini. Cfr. Cat. Hoepli (1949), n. 298 - Parenti ?"Prime ediz. italiane?", p. 412. Esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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        A NEW AND COMPLETE SYSTEM OF UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY Or an authentic history and interesting description of the whole world and its inhabitants...

      London, Thomas Kelly, 1817-1818. In-8 gr., 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang. (spacchi alle cerniere), filetti e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (4),XX,774; 1105; con 2 antiporte allegoriche inc.; molto ben illustr. da complessive 72 (su 81) tavv. f.t. inc. in rame di cui: 30 sono carte geografiche (numer. piu' volte ripieg.) e 42 sono tavv. che raffigurano vedute di città, monumenti, usi e costumi delle varie popolazioni. "Mancano" complessivam. ca. 140 pp. di testo nel secondo vol. Nell'opera anche "faithful accounts of all the new discoveries from Columbus to the present time.. interesting extracts from narratives of modern travellers.. forming a complete collection of voyages and travels, with a compendium of astronomy". Con arross. o fiorit. interc. nel t. ma complessivam. un discreto esempl., con bell'ex libris nobiliare.

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        Ornithologia svecica. I-II. Copenhagen, H. F. Popp, 1817-21. 8:o. (8),317,(1) pp. & 10 folded handcoloured engraved plates + XIV,112,(2),113-277,(1) s. & 2 folded handcoloured engraved plates.

      1817 - Two volumes in varnished half calf, slightly worn, with raised bands, richly gilt spines and red and green labels (Hedberg, Stockholm). Upper edges gilt, all other edges trimmed. Spines blotchy. Occasional minor stains. Endpaper and title loose in first volume. Closed tear in the margin on p. 43 and 135 and paper losses in the outer margin on p. 81 in the first volume. Bookplate of the Swedish naturalist and painter Gunnar Brusewitz.Friesen p. 11. Nissen Die illustrierten Vogelbücher 677. Contains, among other things, a plate depicting the apocryphal bird "Falco longipes", which Nilsson presents as a new species. In reality he had been fooled by a forgery in a collection of natural-history specimens. Despite this, the work soon secured Nilssons reputation as a zoologist and can be seen as a first draft to his "Skandinavisk fauna" [The fauna of Scandinavia]. A third and last part followed four years later. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etwas, das Göthe gesagt hat. Beleuchtet von Adam Müller.

      Leipzig, (Hirschfeldische Buchdruckerey), den 31. Oktober 1817.. 16 S., auf starkem, festem Papier gedruckt. Rückenbroschur von gelbem Glanzpapier (leicht angestaubt, Signatur und kleiner Bibliotheks-Stempel auf dem Titel).. Seltene Originalausgabe. Rarissimum der deutschen Literatur! Adam Müller (1779-1829), der 1805 zum katholischen Glauben konvertierte Philosoph, Staatstheoretiker, Publizist, Mitherausgeber von Kleists "Phöbus" und "Hauptvertreter der politischen Romantik", war seit 1815 österreichischer Generalkonsul für Norddeutschland mit Sitz in Leipzig und eifriger Informant (Denunziant!) Metternichs. Besonders aufmerksam beobachtete er die "demagogischen Umtriebe" der Burschenschaften und Professoren an der Universität Jena und die Geschehnisse während des Wartburgfestes 1817. Anlässlich des 300. Jahrestages des Thesenanschlags Martin Luthers (31. Oktober 1517) und im Gedenken an die Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig (16. bis 19. Oktober 1813) lud die Jenaer Burschenschaft Vertreter deutscher Universitäten zum 18. Oktober 1817 auf die Wartburg zu einem "Nationalfest" ein. Es war die Verbindung von Reformationsjubiläum (Reformation der Kirche) und politischem Aufbegehren (Reformation des Staates), die Müllers Widerspruch erregte. Eine Bemerkung Goethes in der "Italienischen Reise", in der Würdigung der Verdienste des Heiligen Filippo Neri um die katholische Reform im Rom des 16. Jahrhunderts, nahm Adam Müller zum Anlaß, in seiner Schrift "Etwas, das Göthe gesagt hat" "das unbefriedigende der Lutherischen Reformation (darzustellen), und daneben ... auf die Widersprüche der Reformationsfeyer, und auf die daraus zu ziehenden verderblichen Folgerungen" hinzudeuten. In seiner späteren "Nothgedrungenen Erklärung" beschreibt Müller die Umstände, die dazu geführt haben, daß die "Leipziger theologische Censur ... dieser Schrift ... das Imprimatur verweigert" hatte, sie aber dennoch "öffentlich widerlegt" und heftig diskutiert werden konnte. Am 1 Novemer 1817 hat Adam Müller das Manuskript an die "Hirschfeldische Buchdruckerey" in Leipzig geschickt "mit dem Auftrage des Abdrucks einer kleinen Anzahl Exemplare, die nicht für den Buchhandel, sondern statt des Manuscripts für Freunde bestimmt waren. Die Schrift wurde den bestehenden Ortsgesetzen zufolge ... der politischen Censurbehörde vorgelegt, und von derselben ohne Zeitverlust an die theologische Fakultät der (Leipziger) Universität gewiesen, als vor deren Forum sie gehöre. Weil der Oberzensor H. G. Tzschirner abwesend war und sein Stellvertreter J. A. H. Tittmann "wegen des Interesses und der Wichtigkeit des Gegenstandes der Schrift" ohne Rücksprache das Imprimatur nicht erteilen mochte, ruhte die Angelegenheit zunächst. "Der Drucker behielt die sämmtlichen (schon vor der Freigabe gedruckten) Exemplare den Gesetzen gemäß an sich"; dem Autor wurde das Manuskript zurückerstattet. An Metternich berichtet Müller im Dezember 1817: "Inzwischen - und bevor mir die Censurentscheidung zukam, bevor also die für meine Kosten gedruckte Schrift mir selbst, geschweige einer dritten Person ausgeantwortet werden konnte, erschien, mit Nachdruck einzelner Stellen meiner nicht erschienenen Schrift, eine leidenschaftliche Gegenschrift des Professor (Wilhelm Traiugott) Krug (mit dem Titel "Etwas, das Herr Adam Müller gesagt hat über Etwas, das Göthe gesagt hat, und noch Etwas, das Luther gesagt hat"), die den Studenten von den Kanzeln dringend empfohlen und ... gekauft wurde. ... Ich beschloß nunmehr meine Schrift nicht erscheinen zu lassen (und) der Königl. Sächsischen Regierung, jedoch nur im Privatwege, weil hier sehr delikate Verhältnisse zu schonen waren, ein Memoire über den vollständigen Hergang der Sache, den Diebstahl meines Eigenthums, das ämtliche Vergehen des Censors zu überreichen". Müller hegte den - wohl begründeten - Verdacht, daß sich Krug die Schrift widerrechtlich über den Zensor besorgt hat, da in der Druckerei noch "sämmtliche Exemplare der Druckschrift, mit Ausnahme eines dem Hrn. Censor ... überlassenen Exemplares, vorhanden" waren. Krug aber will die Schrift von einem Rechtsgelehrten (nicht von dem theologischen Zensor) erhalten haben, wie er öffentlich aussagte. Müller hat nun veranlaßt, daß "sämmtliche Exemplare (seiner Schrift) versiegelt in der Druckerey ... belassen" wurden. Die von Müller informierte Königl. Sächsische Regierung hat daraufhin "dem Buchdrucker befohlen, (dem Autor) sämmtliche Exemplare auszuantworten, was denn auch mit einziger Ausnahme des vom Censor entwendeten Exemplares geschehn ist. Von dieser Schrift die nur für Freunde bestimmt war und auch jetzt niemandem mitgetheilt werden und niemals erscheinen wird überreiche ich Ew. Durchlaucht (Fürst Metternich) das anliegende Exemplar ehrfurchtsvoll". Auf dem Titel seines eigenen Exemplars vermerkte Müller handschriftlich: "Niemals erschienen: ein zweites Exemplar ist nur in den Händen des Fürsten Metternich vorhanden" (Dies Exemplar ist 1910 in Faksimiledruck, von Hans Feigl mit einem Nachwort versehen, in 800 Exemplaren erschienen). "Die Sache wirbelte ungeheuren Staub auf und kam auch Goethe zur Kenntnis, der zwar nicht die zurückgezogene Schrift Müllers kennen lernte, aber laut seinem Tagebuch am 18. Dezember 1817 die Gegenschrift Krugs las" (Baxa).- Vorliegendes Exemplar wurde aus der "Bibl. Coll. Kalksburg S. J." ausgeschieden, der Bibliothek also des von Jesuiten geleiteten Kollegium Kalkburg am südlichen Rande von Wien. Ist es das Exemplar Metternichs? Wo ist dieses hingekommen? Ist es in die Bibliothek Metternichs in Schloß Koenigswart (Kynzvart, Tschechien) aufgenommen worden? Oder ist es ein doch "durchgeschlüpftes" Exemplar? Fragen, auf die wir keine Antwort haben.- Goed. IV/2,423,3; ausführliche Dokumentation der "Sache": J. Baxa, Adam Müllers Lebenszeugnisse, Band II, S. 81 - 119; Krugs Gegenschrift s. Goed. XVII,769,4.

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        MODERN PUBLICATIONS, And NEW EDITIONS Of VALUABLE STANDARD WORKS, Printed for M. Carey & Son, No. 126, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Oct. 1817.

      M. Carey & Son,, Philadelphia: 1817 - Carey, beginning his career in 1785, was a monumental figure in the early history of US publishing. to quote Tebbel, "Carey accomplished so many noteworthy things that it is difficult to choose which to mention. . Carey's influence on publishing history went beyond his list, however. His success as a bookseller, his efforts to organize the trade and to improve the distribution of books, were as notable as what he published." [Tebbel, HISTORY v1, pp. 106 - 109]. Carey took his son, Henry Charles, into business with him in 1817, so this a very early trade catalogue from one of the premier publishing firms of the early 19th C. Rare. Some dust soiling & age toning. Very Good. Publisher's printed self wrappers, sewn. Disbound, lacking other wrappers? 12mo. 7-3/4" x 4-3/8". 1st printing thus (cf. Romaine, p. 70 for a similar catalogue for March 1817). 23, [1] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        This Geographical Plan of the Island & Forts of St Helena is Dedicated by permission to Field Marshal His Ro[ya]l Highness The Duke of Kent and Strathearn By Lieu[tenant] R.P. Read.

      London Published for the Proprietor by J.M. Rippin No.21 Theobald's Road June 4th 1817 - Hand-coloured folding engraved map. Age toned. Some margins 'chipped'. Dimensions: 457 × 592 mm (18 × 23.75 inches). This is state four of the map. The imprint is unchanged, but 'Plantation House' is now labelled 'Plantation House The Residence of S.r H. Lowe The Govenor'. The island, situated in the South Atlantic, was chosen as the place for the Emperor Napoleon's second exile because of the ring of high cliffs that would make escape a virtual impossibility. The initial issue of this map was published in 1815 to capitalize commercially on his exile to the island.

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        History of the wars of the French Revolution, from the breaking out of the war in 1792, to the restoration of a general peace in 1815 : comprehending the civil history of Great Britain and France, during that period - Complete in 2 Volumes

      London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row; and James Harper, 46, Fleet-Street; by Edward Baines, Leeds 1817 - Physical description; 2 v. ([4], 539 p., [15] leaves of plates; [4], 595 p., [16] leaves of plates) : ill., maps (some fold.), ports. ; 27 cm. Listed in BM catalogue. Subjects; France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Great Britain - History - 1789-1820. United States - History - War of 1812. France - Foreign relations - 1792-1815 - Sources. Related item referenced by: BM (compact ed.) vol. 2, p. 163. Finely bound in contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-cross bands with a gilt-blocked title label. Spine compartments uniformly blind-tooled. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans &c. on request. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Survey of the County of Cornwall: to which is added, a complete Heraldry of the same; with numerous engravings . In two volumes

      Plymouth-Dock: J. Congdon 1817-20, 1817. Two Volumes. (ii); viii; (iv); (1)-71; (blank)(vi); (ii); 73-592; (iv); (1)-962; (xvi) pages. (two printed title-pages) 2 engraved vignette titles, engraved dedication plate, double-page map,49 wood, copper, aquatint plates, 25 coats of arms showing many examples. Apparently bound without the "directions to the binder". Two pages frayed and slightly soiled in the margins with no loss of text, one plate shaved, one page with long closed tear without any loss, heavy stain to one corner some general light spotting, TWO PAGES IN FACSIMILE. Modern bookplates. Well rebound in half brown calf, marbled sides, retaining the very attractive morocco presentation labels to John Holman, presented by the Author, Plymouth Dock, June, 1823. First Ed. Very Good. Large 4 to. Book.

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        FLORA MEDICA. Ossia catalogo alfabetico ragionato delle piante medicinali, descritto in lingua italiana.

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

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