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        Illustrations of the Vicar of Wakefield [cover title]

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

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        The Vicar of Wakefield, A Tale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Musae Etonenses ( Eton College )

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

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Observations on the effect of the manufacturing system:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Comic Dramas, in Three Acts

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

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

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

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        Glenarvon

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

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        Smuggler's Reunion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Characters of Shakespear's Plays

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

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

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

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        Nuovo trattato sulla vera rettificazione del circolo misurato esattame

      1817. SUBMARINE NAVIGATION. Nuovo trattato sulla vera rettificazione del circolo misurato esattamente con il diametro: utile alla trigonometria, alla misura delle curve, e degli spazj curvilinei... Con una dissertazione sul modo di navigare sott'acqua, inventato dallo stesso autore l'anno 1799. By Gaetano Marchetti Tomassi. 75, [1], 34 pp. Illustrated with 6 etched folding plates. 8vo., 202 x 142 mm, bound in nineteenth-century Italian vellum. Fuglino: Feliciano Campitelli, 1817. Second Edition. Dedicated to Czar Alexander I of Russia. Count Gaetano Marchetti Tomassi (1774-1857), born in Foligno near Perugia, was an amateur mathematician who experimented with various methods of squaring the circle, the results of which are documented in this text. The first part of the book concentrates on circles, the second part contains a discussion on conic sections, and part three elucidates his research on various curves. However, the real interest and value of Tomassi's book is found in the fourth part which discusses his researches "on a mode of navigating under water." In 34 pages the author describes a crude model of a submarine that he has invented. It protected a man while navigating submerged for long periods of time. Tomassi also alludes to the military possibilities of a submarine, and he states that classical artillery could be preserved dry and functionable in his submarine. The author cites in a footnote on page 3 of Parte Quarta that a first edition of this work exists dated 1814, however, no copy of that edition is listed in OCLC, and no sources turned up a copy anywhere. No copies of either edition at auction as listed in ABPC. Cat. Weil 6, 275: "very uncommon ... seems to be very rare ...".

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        Rosa Semper-Virens globosa - Rosier grimpant à fruits globuleux".

      1817 - Punktierstich mit Retusche von Chapuy nach Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Paris Rémond 1817-24. Ca. 28 x 15 cm (H). Papier schwach gebräunt. Prachtvolles Blatt des Luxemburgisch-Belgischen Malers Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759 St. Hubert - 1840 Paris), genannt der "Rafael der Blumen", aus der seltenen Folio-Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes "Les Roses". Unterhalb der Darstellung mit den Künstlersignaturen "P.J. Redouté pinx." und "Chapuy sculp."

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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels, in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three Voyages Round the World; Together together with a voyage of survey and discovery, in the Pacific Ocean and oriental islands

      Boston: Printed by E G House for the Author, 1817. First edition. Portrait frontispiece of Delano and 2 plates (portrait of Abba Thulle; folding map of "Pitcairns Island". 598, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Ownership signature of "Jospeh Spear, Georges Island, Boston Harbour 1819" on lower flyleaf. Binding broken, stained, etc. In brown cloth drop box. "An account by an American of his three voyages to various parts of the Pacific between 1790 and 1807. He called at Van Diemen's Land and engaged in sealing in Bass Strait, of which he gives a description (pp 427-72)." Ferguson The author made three important Pacific Voyages: the first (1790-1792) to Canton on the ship Massachusetts; the second (1799-1802) on the Perseverance and the Pilgrim. He made stops at the Hawaiian Islands on two of these voyages.,,,The narrative is of great importance for its text (pp. 111-151) concerning Bligh and the Bounty and Pitcairn Island, part of which appears nowhr=ere else. An early map of Pitcairn Island is included." Forbes "This narrative may have been written in collaboration with Horace Holley, who was probabaly the author of the appended biographical sketch of Delano, described as 'written by a friend' (p. 577-598)" Hill.

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        Lalla Rookh

      London: for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817. First edition. Extra-illustrated with 6 engravings by Corbould on India paper. [iv], 405, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Near contemporary full plum morocco, covers and spine tooled in blind, a.e.g., by Carss, Glasgow (ticket on verso of first blank). Light foxing throughout. A choice copy in a contemporary Scottish binding by Carss, a binder who Dibdin admired and described as "the favourite bookbinder among the cognoscenti of Glasgow." The extra plates by Corbould originally appeared in the Pocket Magazine of Classic and Polite Literature. With Engravings Illustrative of "Lalla Rookh" (London: John Arliss, 1819).

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        Additions to the Fourth and Former editions of An Essay on the Principle of Population, &c. &c

      London: John Murray, 1817. First edition. iv, 327, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, endpapers renewed. Joints rubbed, title and first few leaves a little foxed, contents generally clean. Issued in conformity with, but separately from, the fifth edition - the penultimate edition before the sixth and final one in Malthus' lifetime.

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        Lalla Rookh

      London: for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817. First edition. Extra-illustrated with 6 engravings by Corbould on India paper. [iv], 405, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Near contemporary full plum morocco, covers and spine tooled in blind, a.e.g., by Carss, Glasgow (ticket on verso of first blank). Light foxing throughout. A choice copy in a contemporary Scottish binding by Carss, a binder who Dibdin admired and described as "the favourite bookbinder among the cognoscenti of Glasgow." The extra plates by Corbould originally appeared in the Pocket Magazine of Classic and Polite Literature. With Engravings Illustrative of "Lalla Rookh" (London: John Arliss, 1819).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Capellari").

      San Romualdo, 27. [?] April 1817. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Als Generalprokurator des Kamaldulenser-Ordens in einer das Kloster St. Apollinare in Classe bei Ravenna betreffenden Angelegenheit: "Per prevenire, se siamo in tempo, la spontanea che potesse fare la stessa Comunità di Ravenna onde comporsi e transiggere colla C[amera] Ap[ostolica] per il locale del Mon[aste]ro di Classe, penso che sia bene fare la formale denunzia [.]". - Sehr wohlerhalten.

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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. Hundreds of engravings and examples of type etc., some tinted in red and blue. 3 vols. Imperial 8vo (9-3/4 x 6 inches). 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.

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        Glenarvon

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

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        Comic Dramas, in Three Acts

      London: Printed for R. Hunter, 1817 - First edition. 8vo. vii, [i], 381, [3, ads] pp. Original boards, paper spine label, soiled and rubbed, label split with some loss, early repairs to spine ends. Bookseller's ticket to front cover ("C.P. Archer . Dublin"). Wolff 1985; Sadleir 764. Provenance: Richard Ruxton (contemporary signature to front cover); Mr. Ruxton Fitz Herbert (bookplate) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Engravings, Illustrative of Don Quixote, from pictures by Robert Smirke

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1817. The earliest state of the plates, one of a few copies thus issued, for the publisher's edition of 1818. [2] leaves (Title, plus Table of plates) + 74 plates (26 vignettes and 48 illustrations) after drawings by Robert Smirke, engraved by E. Engleheart, R. Goldiing, A. Raimbach, J. Scott, C. Warren, J. Mitan, Finden, C. Armstrong, et. al. PROOFS BEFORE LETTERS ON INDIA PAPER signed and dated in the print, mounted to folio sheets. (One plate, No. 11, is duplicated). 1 vols. Folio (album). Bound in later brown half morocco and marbled boards. First two leaves (Title and Table) show smalll, neat repairs at lower edge. Beautifully mounted and elegantly bound collection of these plates, in a perfect state of preservation. Rare. The earliest state of the plates, one of a few copies thus issued, for the publisher's edition of 1818. [2] leaves (Title, plus Table of plates) + 74 plates (26 vignettes and 48 illustrations) after drawings by Robert Smirke, engraved by E. Engleheart, R. Goldiing, A. Raimbach, J. Scott, C. Warren, J. Mitan, Finden, C. Armstrong, et. al. PROOFS BEFORE LETTERS ON INDIA PAPER signed and dated in the print, mounted to folio sheets. (One plate, No. 11, is duplicated). 1 vols. Folio (album). The Smirke Plates for Quixote, Proofs on India paper. Smirke's delightful plates were issued by Cadell and Fields in a four-volume quarto edition of 1818.

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        Schriftstück mit eigenh. U.

      Weimar, 6. II. 1817.. 1 S. Folio.. An Anton Genast (1765-1831), Regisseur u. Hofschauspieler am Großherzogl. Hoftheater zu Weimar: "Daß Ihre Königl. Hoheit [...] den bisherigen Regisseur und Hof-Schauspieler, Herrn Genast seiner Functionen entbinden, und dagegen die ihm zugesicherte Pension künftig abzureichen beschlossen haben [...] wird gedachtem Herrn Genast hiedurch, mit Anerkennung seiner vieljährigen geleisteten eifrigen Dienste und Bemühungen [...] bekannt gemacht". - Genast wurde in seiner Jugend in Krakau von Jesuiten erzogen und sollte eigentlich Geistlicher werden. Er floh von der Schule und schloß sich wandernden Komödianten an, bis er 1787 in Prag beim deutschen Schauspiel Anstellung fand. 1791 folgte er einem Ruf nach Weimar. Von Goethe sehr geschätzt, verwirklichte er dessen, u. a. in den "Regeln für Schauspieler" formulierten Vorstellungen vom Theaterspiel. - Nur 8 Wochen später wurde Goethe nach Intrigen der Schauspielerin und Geliebten des Großherzogs Carl August, Caroline Jagemann, um die berüchtigte Vorstellung des Stückes "Der Hund von Aubry" von der Intendanz des Theaters entbunden. - Neben Goethes Unterschrift ist die Urkunde unterzeichnet von Franz Kirms (1750-1826, "Goethes wertvollster Gehilfe bei der Direktion" (Kosch, Theater-Lex. II, 999), Albert Cajetan von Ebling (1772-1841, Staatsminister am großherzogl. Hof und wohl Mitglied der Hoftheaterkommission, DBA 297, 195ff.) sowie von Goethes Sohn, dem weimar. Kammerrat Julius August Walther von Goethe. - Auf einem Doppelblatt, mit Adresse "Herrn Genast / Allhier". - Mehrfach gefaltet. - Leicht stockfleckig. - Links unten mit Siegelausriß, bis knapp in die Unterschrift Goethes reichend. - Wichtiges Dokument zur Weimarer u. deutschen Theatergeschichte.

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

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

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        A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees

      1817. COXE, William. A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees, and the Management of Orchards and Cider; with Accurate Descriptions of the Most Estimable Varieties of Native and Foreign Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums, and Cherries, Cultivated in the Middle States of America. 253, [15] pp. Illustrated with 77 woodcut plates. 4to, bound in brown half morocco over marbled boards (rebacked with the original spine laid down). Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son, 1817. First Edition. A fine copy of Coxe's work which is the first home-grown American book on Fruit-growing. Prior to this all that was available were books such as Forsyth's A Treatise on Fruit Trees, which required readers to adapt European conditions to those found in America. The 77 wonderful woodcut plates depict a total of 200 apples, pears, peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines. With the bookplates of the Stroud School of Arts and the Australian Agricultural Company. Despite occasional foxing, an exceptional copy of a handsome example of early nineteenth-century American book making. Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona No. 57.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. With a Life of the Author. Also, A View of the Doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French Economists; with a Method of facilitating the Study of his Works; from the French of Garnier

      Edinburgh: Silvester Doig and Andrew Stirling, Adam Black, and John Fairbairn et al., 1817. Early posthumous edition of Smith's magnum opus, generally following the Fourth edition, with the addition of a life of Smith and Germain Garnier's comparison of Smith's work to that of French economists, with M. Garnier's recommended method of study of the notoriously discursive work. Three volumes, complete. Hardcover, recently rebound in plain red leather over unimpressive decorated boards; gilt titling. Light wear to bindings; paper tanned with minor staining, a few corner creases. Text clean; ix, blank, lxv, blank, 360; vi, 514; v, blank, 448; [50] pages; index, a few tables.. Later Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6" by 9¼". Set.

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        Romanze". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript.

      O. O. u. D. - 3 SS. auf gefalt. Bogen. Qu.-Folio. Lied ("Andante") für Singstimme und Klavierbegleitung: "Liebstes Heymatland, nimm meinen Abschiedsgruß - des Glückes schöner Lebenstraum entschwand, er entschwand und flüchtig wird mein Fuß [.]" (2 Strophen). Am ersten Blatt oben rechts in Bleistift bezeichnet: "J. Glaeser". - Gläser, ehemaliger Sängerknabe bei der Dresdner Hofkapelle, wirkte später Kapellmeister am Theater in der Leopoldstadt (1817-22), in der Josefstadt (1822-27) und am Theater an der Wien (1827-30). "Als das Josefstädter Theater nach der Renovierung 1822 eingeweiht wurde, dirigierte der taube Beethoven mit Gläsers Hilfe seine Ouvertüre 'Die Weihe des Hauses' [.] Das Berliner Königsstädtische Theater berief Gläser 1830 zum Kapellmeister Er wirkte hier sehr verdienstvoll, bis 1842 eine ital. Truppe in das Theater einzog und ihn in seiner Tätigkeit einengte. So folgte er 1842 gern einem Ruf nach Kopenhagen" (MGG XVI, 479f.).

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        Mnemosyne. Ein Tagebuch, geführt auf einer Reise durch das lombardisch-venetianische Königreich, Illyrien, Tyrol und Salzburg, 1815 und 1816. 2 in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Hartleben, 1817.. 8°, circa 18,5 x 12,5 cm. 340 SS., 2 Bll.; 275 SS., 6 Bll. Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung u. 2 Rschildern. Petrik II, 501; nicht bei Tresoldi u. in den Eutiner Katalogen. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieser Schilderung der Zustände in Norditalien und Österreich zur Zeit des Zusammenbruchs des napoleonischen Reichs. Der Autor reiste von Wien nach Venedig, Mailand, Verona, Padua, Triest und über Slowenien wieder zurück. Aus dem Inhalt: Venedig (der Empfang des Kaisers, Leben in Venedig, Wasserfeste, die Venetianer), Mailand (die aus Paris zurückgekommenen Gemälde, Monumente Napoleons, das italienische Theater, Carnevalsbelustigungen), Triest, Laibach, Adelsberg, Idria, Tirol, usw.. - Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig. Einband berieben, Kanten beschabt.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. With a Life of the Author. Also, A View of the Doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French Economists; with a Method of facilitating the Study of his Works; from ... (Truncated)

      Silvester Doig and Andrew Stirling, Adam Black, and John Fairbairn et al., 1817, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Later EditionFull Book Title: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. With a Life of the Author. Also, A View of the Doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French Economists; with a Method of facilitating the Study of his Works; from the French of GarnierSize: 6" by 9?", Early posthumous edition of Smith's magnum opus, generally following the Fourth edition, with the addition of a life of Smith and Germain Garnier's comparison of Smith's work to that of French economists, with M. Garnier's recommended method of study of the notoriously discursive work. Three volumes, complete. Hardcover, recently rebound in plain red leather over unimpressive decorated boards; gilt titling. Light wear to bindings; paper tanned with minor staining, a few corner creases. Text clean; ix, blank, lxv, blank, 360; vi, 514; v, blank, 448; [50] pages; index, a few tables, Set

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        Uber antike Glasmosaik

      1817. MINUTOLI, Johann Heinrich Carl, Freiherr Menu von and Martin Heinrich KLAPROTH. Uber antike Glasmosaik. Lithographic title, 22 pp. Illustrated with a lithographic title-page and 6 handcoloured engravings. Small folio, 310 x 210 mm, bound in contemporary light blue wrappers in a new blue cloth folding box. Berlin: Maurer, 1817. |~||~||~||~| One of five copies made, and the only one in private hands of this exquisite work on mosaic glass. The other four being at Kansas, Leipzig, Strasbourg and the Bibliothèque Nationale. The painstaking detail required by the colourest for each engraving most likely led to so few ever being published. This copy is lacking the final uncoloured plates, probably as issued. Minutoli was the tutor to Prince Karl of Prussia, whose stamp is on the title-page, and whose father was the dedicatee. A proof copy dated 1815 is in the Corning Museum library which has only two plates, of which one is coloured.

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        BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA; or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions. [2 Volumes]

      London: Rest Fenner, 23 Paternoster Row, 1817. 2 volumes, pp. [2], 296; [2] 309, [1] publisher's advert., contemporary half green crushed morocco and marbled boards, 4 raised bands, gilt-tooled spine panels, gilt spine lettering, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Edges rubbed, covers scuffed, interior clean and bright. Overall, a very good set. NSTC. 2C30232. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo.

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        The North American Sylva

      1817. MICHAUX, François André. The North American Sylva, or, A Description of the Forest Trees, of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia. Considered particularly with respect to their use in the arts and their introduction into Commerce; to which is added a Description of the most useful of the European Forest Trees. Three volumes. [4], xii, 266, [4]; [4], 250; [4], 285, [1], [133-144] pp. Illustrated with 156 stipple-engraved plates heightened by hand-colouring. Royal 8vo., 246 x 160 mm, bound in publisher's brown boards with gilt-stamped illustration of flowering sweet pea on front board, gilt lettered spines, yellow grazed endpapers. Preserved in a green slipcases and case. Philadelphia: Sold by Thomas Dobson. -- Solomon Conrad. Paris: Printed by C. D'Hautel, 1817-1819. WITH: NUTTAL, Thomas. North American Sylva; or A Description of The Forest Trees of The United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, not described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux. Three volumes. xii, 136; [2], 123, [1]; [2], 148, [4] pp. Illustrated with 121 hand-coloured lithographic plates. Royal 8vo., 246 x 160 mm, bound in matching publisher's brown boards with gilt-stamped illustration of flowering sweet pea on front board, gilt lettered spines, yellow grazed endpapers. Preserved in a green slipcases and case. Philadelphia: Smith & Wistar, 1849. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition in English, of Michaux's Sylva together with an Early Edition of Nuttall's Sylva in matching publisher's bindings. A spectacular set of the most important work on American trees prior to the twentieth century. "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty" (Sabin). Michaux's portion of the work was originally printed in Paris in 1817-19. In 1825, the 156 copperplates were purchased by the geologist William Maclure who brought them to the United States. A first American edition (including Nuttall's additional volumes) was eventually published between 1841 and 1852. François André Michaux (1770-1855) based his Sylva on extensive travels in the eastern half of America, and those of his father, from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. His book was first published with a Philadelphia imprint in 1817-19, although actually printed in Paris, where the stipple plates were engraved as well. These plates were executed by the great French flower painters, Pierre-Joseph Redouté and his associate, Pancrace Bessa. Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859), one of the most intrepid American naturalists of his day, travelled extensively in the Mississippi Valley and the far west in the 1820s and 1830s gathering botanical specimens. His work, designed to supplement that of Michaux, covers eastern species missed by the Frenchman and new species that Nuttall encountered in the Midwest and Rocky Mountains. Nuttall's Sylva first appeared in Philadelphia in 1842-49 and contains 121 plates, same as in the issue offered herewith. Spotting to text as in nearly all copies, fragile heads to spines chipped. Very scarce, especially in this condition in uniform American publisher's bindings. Raphael, An Oak Spring Sylva, No. 20. Bennett 76. Stafleu, Taxonomic Literature 842, 929. Sabin 48695 & 56351.

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