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        Briefe des neu angekommenen Eipeldauers an seinen Herrn Vettern in Kakran. Mit Noten von einem Wiener.

      Wien, Rehm'sche Buchhandlung, 1814-1817. - Zus. 48 Hefte in 4 Bde. Marmorierter Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Die ersten vier Jahrgänge der vierten Folge der erfolgreichen "Eipeldauer-Briefe", die - mit Unterbrechungen, von drei verschiedenen Autoren, unter leicht abweichenden Titeln und nicht ganz regelmäßig - von 1785 bis 1821 erschienen. "Begründung der periodischen Wiener Dialekt-Literatur" (Gilhofer, Lit. in Ö. 3389). Gewey verstarb im Herbst 1819, was die Einstellung des "neu aufgekommenen" Eipeldauers zur Folge hatte. - Papierbedingt teils leicht gebräunt. Die Bände unbedeutend berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar aus der Viennensia-Sammlung Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Engel. Mayer 2249 (unvollständig). Holzmann/Bohatta I, 7600. Hayn/Gotendorf VIII, 426. Diesch 1105. Rabenlechner I, 21. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Goldmacher-Dorf. Eine anmuthige und wahrhafte Geschichte von aufrichtigen und wohlerfahrenen Schweizerboten.

      Aarau, Henrich Remigius Sauerländer, 1817 - Kl.-8°, 1 Bl., 210 S., 2 Bl., Broschur, Titelblatt und hinterstes Blatt mit leichten Klebstreifspuren, innen wenig stockfleckig. (Goedeke X, 97, 79. - Borst 1288.) - Erste Ausgabe. - Zschokkes Hauptwerk (KNLL) steht in ganz in der pädagogischen utopischen Tradition Pestalozzis. Das Buch schildert, im Ton eines Volksbuches, im Sinne der Spätaufklärung, den Wandel einer Dorfgemeinschaft von der Abhängigkeit zur Selbstbestimmung. Oswald, der Sohn des Dorflehrers, kehrt nach Jahren in Fremden Diensten in seine Gemeinde zurück, wo er die meisten Menschen in wirtschaftlicher Not, Alkoholismus und Perspektivenlosigkeit antrifft. Zusammen mit wenigen Jugendlichen und Bauern gründet er den "Goldmacher-Bund". Fleiss, Ehrlichkeit und Solidarität lassen das Dorf schnell zum Goldmacher-Dorf werden. - Zschokke wurde mit diesem Text in ganz Europa berühmt. Die praktischen Themen der Dorforganisation, Entwicklung der Landwirtschaft, der Dorfökonomie u.a.m. wurden von ihm gekonnt in eine Rahmenerzählung gelegt. Viele Themen sind bis heute akutell geblieben: Güterzusammenlegung, Genossenschaftswesen, Kinderkrippen werden bereits von Zschokke als Teil einer Gemeindestruktur vorgeschlagen. 1100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Aufforderung an Regierungen, Obrigkeiten und Vorsteher der Irrenhäuser zur Abstellung einiger schwerer Gebrechen in der Behandlung der Irren

      Leipzig, Göschen, 1817.. 12 x 21cm, schlichter Pappband mit einigen Wasserflecken, Rückenschild; 50 S.. sehr seltene und bedeutende Schrift. Hayner (1775-1837) war ab 1806 Arzt des Zucht-, Armen- und Waisenhauses zu Waldheim. Er gab ab 1818 mit Nasse die "Zeitschrift für psychische Ärzte" heraus und veröffentlichte hierin einige Arbeiten zur Psychiatrie in Waldheim. Seine "Aufforderung an Regierungen..." war sehr berühmt, Gudden bezeichnete ihn als ersten deutschen Irrenarzt, der eine menschliche Behandlung der Geisteskranken verlangte und durchführte (vgl. auch HIRSCH III, 98f., KREUTER II, 524, KIRCHHOFF I, 95ff.)

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        Propaedeutik der Mineralogie.

      Frankfurt am Main, in der Joh. Chris. Hermannschen Buchhandlung, 1817. Folio (405 x 263mm). pp. (2), xii, 315, with 10 engraved plates of which 4 coloured by hand. Later half cloth. First edition. "In 1817 Leonhard, together with J.H. Kopp and C.L. Gärtner, published "Propaedeutik der Mineralogie" considered at the time the most instructive source work in mineralogy". (DSB, VIII p. 246). Leonhard was the foremost mineralogist in Germany at the beginning of the 19th century. Pages 229 to 309 'Literatur der Mineralogie' contains an interesting bibliography of early mineralogical publications. According to Concklin among the most complete of its time./Title a bit dust-soiled. Subtitle 'Einleitung und Vorbereitung zur Mineralogie' paper repair at the inner margin.//Ward & Carozzi 1372.

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        Kohl- oder Provencerose, "Rosa Centifolia Bipinnata. Rosier a feuilles de Celeri".

      . altkol. Farbstich v. Laurens n. P.J. Redoute aus Les Roses, 1817, 33 x 26 (H).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Rosa Gallica flore marmoreo. Rosier de Provins a fleurs marbrees.

      . altkol. Farbstich v. Bessin n. P. J. Redoute aus Les Roses b. Remond, 1817, 35 x 26 (H).

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        "Rosa muscosa. Rosier mousseux".

      . altkol. Farbstich v. Gouten n. P. J. Redoute aus Les Roses b. Remond, 1817, 35 x 26 (H).

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        "Rosa Indica subviolacea. Rosier des Indes a fleurs presque violettes".

      . altkol. Farbstich v. Langlois n. P.J. Redoute aus Les Roses b. Remond, 1817, 35 x 26 (H).

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        Rosa Rubiginosa aculeatissima. Rosier rouille tres epineux - Weinrosen-Sorte.

      . altkol. Farbstich v. Chapuy n. P. J. Redoute aus Les Roses, 1817, 34 x 25 (H).

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        Something to Look at or the Return of the Embassy

      (London):: (Pubd. Octor. 1817 by J. Johnston),. (1817).. Very good overall. A caricature, unrecorded in the British Museum Catalogue, poking fun at the tradition of explorers bringing individuals and/or animals from their travels back to England, as did James Cook, bringing Omai from Tahiti. As usual, the caricature takes aim at politicians as sycophants and the waste of vast amounts of public money. It is not clear what the "Embassy" is in this case, but it could be the three Kandyan Wars which the British waged in Sri Lanka 1803-05, 1815 and 1817-18. The print depicts an ape with walking stick strolling arm in arm with a gentleman in top hat, tails and cane, together on a London street as a soldier gapes in astonishment at them. The gentleman is saying to the monkey, "Egad Friend it's very lucky I met with you!! but for you John Bull would have had nothing to look at for his 50 Thousand!! mind when you are introduced we have no such stupid ceremony as knocking off heads. Our courtiers kiss bottoms, attend to this & you'll be certain of a Seat or a Sinecure!" Below the image to left and right of title are a French proverb and a line from Shakespeare, "Nimble mischance that art so light of foot. Doth not thy Embassy belong to me". This is a quote from Richard II, Act III, Scene IV, 96-97. The print is recorded at the Library of Congress (see pictures item 2006681631) as follows: "This record contains unverified, old data from an unpublished P&P checklist, "British Political and Social Caricatures, 1655- 1832 ... not in the published catalogs of the British Museum," compiled in 1968 (NC 1470.M4. Vol. 2). Not found in British Museum Catalogue (BMC)." Copper engraving with original hand color, 10 x 14" laid down on card stock. The title "Something to look at" is repeated in ink in a period hand below the impression mark. A couple of closed tears in margins, not affecting image, a little dusty but overall a good copy of an unusual image.

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        Biographia Literaria; or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions (Two Volumes)

      London: Rest Fenner. 1817. First. First edition. Two volumes. Octavos. [4], 296 ; [4], 309, [1]pp., each volume with the half-title leaf, publisher's advertisement on the last page of volume 2. Contemporary full polished calf. Boards are detached, lacking the spine backs, else a very good clean set, complete as issued. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Eingesendet" - Zwei Fälle von Nasenersatz aus der Arm- und stirnhaut, durch Prof. Gräfe (4.Bd.: pp.269-271).

      - Med.-chir. Ztg., 1817/1-4. - Salzburg, Mayr'schen Buchdruckerey, 1817, 8°, 432; 432; 416; 336, (134) pp., 4 Pappbände d.Zt. mit roten Rückschildern; minimal fleckig, feines Exemplar. Carl Ferdinan's Graefe's preliminary communication of the first two cases of rhinoplasty ! - - Selten - Erste Ausgabe! - - Ferner finden wir unter den Angezeigten Schriften "J.C. Carpue an account of two sucesseful operations for restoring a lost nose from the integuments of the fore - head, etc." (2.Bd., p.20) angezeigt. - - Zeis 527 : "Unter der Ueberschrift : "Eingesendet" befindet sich hier eine vorläufige Mittheilung über die beiden ersten von Graefe ausgeführten (später in seiner Rhinoplastik p.59 u. 105 ausführlich beschriebenen) Fälle von Rhinoplastik, nebst historischen Bemerkungen." - - Zeis Index: "Under the title "Eingsendet" [Correspondence], is a preliminary communication of the first two cases of rhinoplasty carried out by Graefe (later described in details in his Rhinoplastik, pp.59 and 105) with historical remarks." - - "Michael Schubring, 28 Jahre Alt , zuletzt Schmiedegesell , der in den feldzügen von 1812-13 seine Naser durch einen Seitenhieb verloren hatte, wurde . am 19. October, in gegenwart der ersten Civial- und Militär-Medicinalpersonen Berlins und eines sehr zahlreichen Auditoriums von studierenden operirt, und ihm beynahe mit gänzlicvher Beybehaltung des operativen Verfahren von Tagliacozzi, eine Nase aus der armhaut gebildet." - - "War dieser Operationsversuch vollkommen befriedigend ausgefallen, so mußte es sehr interessant seyn, ihm einen zweyten Fall zur Seite zu stelen, welcher nach jener , von den Koomas in Indien geübten, und von Mr. Carpue in Lodnon zwey Mal mit glücklichem erfolge wiederholten Methode, operirt war, umd durch erine Parallele beyder, ein rationales und auf Erfahrung gegründetes Urtheil fällen zu können. Bald fand sich zu diesemn zweyten Versuche ein passendes Subject ; eine 5ojährige Frau Namens Christina - - Müller, hatte durch ein krebsartiges Geschwür, schon vor längeren Zeit die Nase verloren; das Geschwür war seit einigen Monathen geheilt, und die frau befand sich vollommen gesund. Es wurde daher ihr am 29. Juni d. Jahres (1817) in beysen des Geheimen-Medicinarathesd Richter, des Professors Bernstein und Doctors Böhm, so wie sämtlicher, das Klinicum besuchenden Studierenden, aus der Haut ihrer Stirn eine neue Nase gebildet ." - - "Die Berliner Universität hat also den Ruhm, daß in ihrem klinischen Institute nach einem Zeitraume von weit über 200 Jahren, in ganz Europa zuerst die Möglichkeit der Nasenbildung nach Tagliacozzi dargethan, ." Graefe - - "Like Carpue, Carl Ferdinand von Graefe* had for some years taught the feasibility of the Taliacotian method of rhinoplasty and during the years 1816-1817 had the opportunity of testing his convictions in a number of cases at the Surgical Clinic of the University of Berlin. Of these he reported three cases in 1818, illustrative of the Italian, the Indian, and what he termed the "German" method, in his Rhinoplastik ; oder, Die Kunst den Verlust der Nase organisch zu ersetzen, a comprehensive survey of the three methods both historically and clinically. Even in his use of the Italian method, Von Graefe introduced certain modifications, the most notable being his rejection of the forceps used by Tagliacozzi for freeing the arm flap, which Von Graefe accomplished with two free-hand incisions in an attempt to spare the larger veins. Von Graefe's determination to improve the Italian method, which derived from his unwillingness to accept the forehead scars produced by the Indian method and perhaps by an exaggerated fear of the dangers of such a "head wound," led him finally to attempt a shortening of the Italian procedure by the immediate application of the flap to the nose, without allowing a period for granulation and thickening, and by a shortening to six days, when possible, of the period during which the arm was . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALEXANDER I, TSAR OF RUSSIA, TITULO DE CONSUL DE D. ANTONIO BUENAVENTURA GASSO, FIRMADO

      San Petersburgo. 1817. 67X48. 2H. Bilingue (Ruso, Francés). Manuscrito nombramiento original sellado (sello de grandes medidas) escrito y firmado doblemente por el Tsar de Rusia, Alexandre I, nombrando Consul de Barcelona a D. Antonio Buenaventura Gassó, conocido escritor que en su época mas dulce le concedierón este gran misión. Raríssimo. Ref P. L. 9.

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        DOCUMENTO NOMBRAMIENTO, CONSUL EN PUERTO DE BARCELONA A D. ANTONIO BUENAVENTURA GASSO DE RUSIA 1817

      José Ansensio Grabador de S. M. 1817 Barcelona. 1817. Con marco (64X53), sin marco (57X44). Documento Original de nombramiento de Consul a D. Antonio Buenaventura Gassó en el puerto de Barcelona de la Nación Rusa. Buenaventura Gassó conocido escritor que en su época mas dulce le concedierón este gran titulo a cargo. Firmado por el Rey Fernando VII con el sello correspondiente. Raríssimo ejemplar ya que no se suelen ver tan antiguos. Ref P. L. 9.

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        Full and Correct Account of the Chief Naval Occurrences of the Late War between Great Britain and the United States of America

      T. Egerton, London, 1817, - JAMES, William. A Full and Correct Account of the Chief Naval Occurrences of the Late War between Great Britain and the United States of America; preceded by a Cursory Examination of the American Accounts of their Naval Actions Fought previous to that period; to which is added an Appendix with Plates. London : Printed for T. Egerton, Whitehall, 1817. Pp. (4),[v]-xv,(1), [1]-528,[i]-ccxvi of appendix,(16) of index, + 3 engraved plates. Illustrated. 8vo, half black calf with harbled boards, gilt lettered red letter titleblock and four raised bands to spine, all edges specked blue. A new, revised edition of James's tome on the battles of the War of 1812 between the English and American navies. "Not only have the details of each action been more fully and correctly stated, and the comparative force of the parties, more clearly exhibited; but many naval occurrences of the late war, not noticed in the Halifax edition, have been added: and, as the American historians have commenced attacking the British naval character, from the war of 1776, it was incumbent upon the author to bestow a slight retrospect upon theevents of that early period." - from the preface. The extensive appendix includes more than a hundred letters between high-ranking officials of the American navy, from the years around and leading up to the War of 1812, as well as a list of British and American cruisers that were captured and/or lost during the war. Spine ends worn, boards and spine rubbed, edgeworn, marginal inking cxcv-cxcviii, name to ffep, else vg. With heraldic bookplate ofAdmiral Hugh Francis Pullen, RCN, to front pastedown. 600.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CAMPAIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS, IN 1815, UNDER HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, AND MARSHAL PRINCE BLUCHER, COMPRISING THE BATTLES OF LIGNY, QUATRE BRAS, AND WATERLOO

      London: For Henry Colburn, 1817.. with a detailed narrative of the Political Events connected with those memorable conflicts, down to the surrender of Paris, and the departure of Bonaparte for St. Helena. Illustrated by numerous public and private official documents, and other papers, hitherto unpublished, communicated by officers of the highest distinction. Embellished with a series of plates, descriptive of the country between Brussels and Charleroi, from drawings made on the spot, by James Rouse, Esq. Also a plan of the battles, and a map, shewing the march of the Allied Armies to Paris. FIRST EDITION 1817. LACKS 2 PLATES, FRONTISPIECE AND FINAL PLATE. 4to, approximately 325 x 280 mm, 13 x 11 inches, 24 full page plates, aquatints and etchings, all hand-coloured and numbered A - DD, E - W, plates B, D, DD, and L mounted as usual, hand coloured title page, a tipped-in hand coloured plate called: R. Ackerman's Chobham Scenes, 17th Light Dragoons Lancers dated 1853 as frontispiece, double page hand coloured plate of The Batttle of Waterloo, by George Cruikshank, 2 folding plans, 1 pale green with a few battle formations highlighted in red and a large vignette in black and white, pages: xviii, [1] 1-368, half-title present, bound in half red morocco, spine relaid, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, brown boards with dividing gilt decoration, marbled edges, brown endpapers with book-plate to first pastedown. Binding rubbed, spine crinkled, shelf wear to edges and corners, printed title age-browned, the pale green folding plan has a long closed tear repaired on the blank side and 1 small repair to a fold, no loss of image, the other folding plan has pale foxing, last page of text has heavy offset from first plate, all text legible, 1 page has some pale offset, the pages next to folding plans have a strip of pale browning to edges of margins, some pale browning to the blank side of the plates, not affecting images, brown spot to margins of 8 pages plus a few others to text, 2 pages have pale foxing, 1 margin has a small closed tear neatly repaired, a few other small nicks to margins, otherwise a very good sturdy copy. The plates missing are: Portraits of the General Officers and Flight of Buonaparte from the Field of Waterloo. See: Abbey, Life in England, page 314, No. 372; Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates, 1790 to 1860, pages 272-74, No. 336. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A very heavy book which will require extra postage.

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

      Printed for the Author by Hatchard and others, London 1817 - 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. Inscribed by The Author [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Emkendorf, 9. März 1817.. 8 SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel)Blatt. 8vo.. Schöner und ausführlicher Brief an Goethes Berliner Neffen Georg Heinrich Ludwig Nicolovius (1767-1839) mit Erinnerungen an Zusammenkünfte mit dem Publizisten Konrad Engelbert Oelsner (1764-1828) in dessen Frankfurter Zeit. &quote;[...] ich sah so eben in der Zeitung, daß Oelsner in Berlin sey - ach ich kenne ihn sehr gut, er war ein Freund meines Schönborns, u. von ihm sehr geliebt, wir haben mit ihm, u. mit Dr. Ebel u. Hofrath Jung [d. i. Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling], mit die [!] Oelsner uns bekannt gemacht, so schöne Stunden in Frankfurth verlebt - die Bekantschaft entstand in Schwalbach Ao. 1808. - Machen Sie, wenn Sie sie nicht schon gemacht haben, die Bekanntschaft dieses lieben u. interesanten Mannes, deßen Umgang durch Kenntniße, Gesinnung, u. einer seltnen Vereinigung von Herzlichkeit u. Klugheit so angenehm ist, laßen Sie auch Bernstorff seine Bekantschaft machen [...] ach wie hat dieser Nahme mich so reich gemacht - Erinnert mich so auf ein mal an alle die Abende, wo er mit seinen Freunden zum Thee zu uns kam - wie wohl Schönborn dann war, wie heiter u. froh [...] wie oft, in all den verfloßnen Jahren sprach er ihre Nahmen u. nie ohne Rührung aus, sehnte sich nach ihnen u. nach Nachrichten von ihnen, wie es nur wenige zu thun vermögen - denn bey allen seinen Schätzen, wie mein Bruder Christian so schön als wahr sagt - war Liebe sein köstlichster Schatz [...]&quote;. - Im folgenden ausführlich über ihren am 29. Januar verstorbenen Lebensgefährten, den in dänischen Diensten stehenden Diplomaten und Goethe-Freund Gottlob Friedrich Ernst Schönborn, dem Oelsner erstmals in Schwalbach begegnet sei, &quote;er schien ihm bekannt, konnte sich aber nicht recht darauf besinnen, hielt ihn für Klopstock - bis er auf einmal seine Stimme hörte [...]&quote;. - Auf Bl. 1 recto des ersten Doppelblatts eine kleine alt montierte Notiz zur Verfasserin a. d. Hand von Goethes Großneffen, dem Juristen und ersten Goethe-Bibliographen Alfred Nicolovius (1806-1890). - Mit mehreren alten Tintenwischern.

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        The Domestic Manufacturer's Assistant, and Family Directory, In the Arts of Weaving and Dyeing

      Utica,: William Williams 1817 - Sm., 8vo., full calf with morocco spine label stamped in gilt; with an errata slip affixed to the back pastedown. Boards slightly bowed with lightly rubbed extremities, otherwise a handsome copy of an exceedingly scarce publication. First edition of the noted work on weaving and dyeing. Eldridge Tiffany's copy, with the Woodstock, New York, manufacturer's ownership signature on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach Dalmatien und um das Gebiet von Ragusa.

      Leipzig and Altenburg, F.A. Brockhaus, 1817. Royal-8vo (208 x 125mm). pp. xii, 323, (1), with 11 engraved plates of which 9 finely hand-coloured, plate 5 is a large folded map of 'Dalmatien und dem Gebiete von Ragusa' and plate 6 is a smaller folded map 'Petrografische Charte der Halbinsel Spalatro'. Contemporary red half calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering. A travel account to Dalmatia and the area of Ragusa on the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea. Ernst Friedrich Germar (1786-1853) was a well-known German entomologist, paleontologist and mineralogist and professor of the Univeresity of Halle. "1811 durchwanderte er Dalmatien. Dies war seine einzige grössere wissenschaftliche Reise ausserhalb Deutschlands... Seine unermüdlichen Aufsammlungen legten den Grundstock des ihm anvertrauten 'Mineraliencabinets' der Univ. Halle. Seine eigene entomologische Sammlung war neben dem Berliner Museum die grösste Deutschlands" (NDS VI, 31 1). The work describes the natural history of the area. 3 plates concern inhabitants in their local dresses, one plate shows a bird, and 4 plates concern insects.//Evenhuis 1817; Horn-Schenkling 7570.

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        Map of the County of York, Made on the Basis of Triangles in the County, determined by Lieu. Col. Wm. Mudge, Royal Arty. F.R.S. and Captn. Tho. Colby, Royal Engrs. in the Trigonometrical Survey of England, by Order of the Board of Ordnance, and Surveyed in the Years 1815, 1816, & 1817, By C. Greenwood, Wakefield.

      Published by the Proprietors, Robson, Son & Holdsworth Leeds, John Hurst & C. Greenwood, Wakefield, June 4th, 1817. - Greenwood's large-scale map of Yorkshire 1830 by 2170mm (72 by 85.5 inches). Large engraved map on eight sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, in four sections, housed within two calf pull-off slipcases, richly gilt. The maps by Christopher and John Greenwood set new standards for large-scale surveys. Although they were unsuccessful in their stated aim to map all the counties of England and Wales it is probably no coincidence that of the ones they missed, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Oxfordshire, all except Cambridgeshire were mapped by Andrew Bryant in a similar style and at the same period. From a technical point of view the Greenwoods?Äô productions exceeded the high standards set in the previous century though without the decoration and charming title-pieces that typified large scale maps of that period.The Greenwoods started in 1817 with Lancashire and Yorkshire and by 1831 they had covered 34 counties. Their maps were masterpieces of surveying and engraving techniques, and in view of the speed at which they were completed, their accuracy is remarkable. They mark the boundaries of the counties, hundreds and parishes, churches and chapels, castles and quarries, farmhaouses and gentlemen?Äôs seats, heaths and common land, woods, parliamentary representatives and distances between towns. The price of 3 guineas each compares with the the first edition Ordnance Survey sheets of 7s 6d, though the latter did not relate to complete counties.

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        The Costumes of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings after Drawings from Nature With Descriptions in English and French

      Ackermann's Repository of the Arts 1817 or 1819, London - Folio. 30 hand-colored plates plus title page vignette. Title page gives 1817 as publication date, and plates are watermarked 1817, but front pastedown label gives date of 1819. 14.5 by 10.5 inches. 37 by 27 cm. With original publisher's boards and label. Rebacked with matching cloth. Boards are soiled and scuffed, with red surface paper rubbed off along edges and corners. Still attractive binding. Scattered light foxing and soiling within, but overall impression is of clean and fresh. One plate with tiny pinprick hole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Statement Respecting the Earl of Selkirk's Settlement upon the Red River, in North America; Its Destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the Massacre of Governor Semple and His Party. With Observations upon a Recent Publication, Entitled "A Narrative of Occurrences in the Indian Countries," &C

      London: John Murray 1817, 2nd Edition. (Hardcover) viii,194pp. + 1p.l.,cpp. (Appendix). Very good. Octavo in quarter calf amd blindstamped patterned boards, edges uncut. Folding map frontipiece (Sketch of Part of the Hudson's Bay Territory). Some minor offsetting to titlepage from map else a clean copy in an attractive binding. Lande 1206; cf Peel 42; TPL 1093. A new edition issued in response to observations made in the work "A Narrative of Occurrences in the Indian Countries of North America" with the tacit support of the North West Company. On the earlier issue (published in January of the same year).

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        The Adventures Of A Post Captain. By A Naval Officer

      London: L. Johnston, [1817]., 1817. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with 'J. and T. Agg' to verso of title page. 8vo.; pp. 282. Illustrated with 25 hand coloured plates. Contemporary half brown calf, gilt, marbled boards and edges. General wear to binding, with small loss at head and tail of spine. Hinges starting. A few spots of foxing, but mostly clean. Very Good. Tooley 484. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Loss of the American brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815, with an account of Tombuctoo, and of the hitherto undiscovered great city of Wassanah.

      - London, John Murray, 1817.4to. Later half calf, spine lettered in gold. With folding map (mounted on linen). XVI,618 pp.* First English edition. - The Commerce struck near Cape Bojador on August 28, 1815. The whole crew reached shore but the Arabs forced them back to the wreck. They repaired the boat and after their second landing near Cape Barba, they were captured and enslaved by Arabs. After many adventures Riley was ransomed by the British consul in Mogadore. This was one of the most popular books of the 19th century in the United States, probably because of interest in the Arab countries developed in the wars with the Barbary States, and because of its interesting reverse view of slavery - Moors were considered Blacks, and in this narrative they were the owners of white Americans. - Good copy.Huntress 190C; Sabin 71398; Hess & Coger 5681; Playfair & Brown 514: fairly circumstantial. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée.

      Paris, Deterville, 1817. 4 volumes. 8vo (203 x 130mm). pp. xxxvii, 540; pp. xviii, 532; pp. xxix, 653; pp. viii, 255, with 15 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spines, marbles sides. A fine copy of the rare first edition of this classic work which Singer in his 'History of Biology' describes as "the most comprehensive biological work since Linnaeus". Cuvier, also called the 'Founder of modern comparative zoology', in the foreword of the present work states that he enters a strong protest against those who would arrange all living creatures in one series. "He emphatically denies that mammals, which come last in the system, are the lowest, or that the last mammal in the series is more perfect than the first bird. Here Cuvier has certainly laid his finger on one of the weakest points of the whole series theory, as expounded by Bonnet and Lamarck, and has undeniably forestalled the conception of the relativity of the degree of evolution as held in modern times." (Nordenskiöld, pp. 339-340). "The most influential exposition of the typological approach to animal classification, representing the greatest body of zoological facts that had yet been assembled; it served as the standard zoological manual for most of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century" (Norman Library, 567).//Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Le Cte Frédéric de Pourtales.//Dibner, Heralds of Science 195; Printing and the Mind of Man 276; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 42.

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        Magnetisums. Medicina magica.

      - Journ. pract. Heilk., 44-47, 50-52, 54, 56. - Berlin, Im Verlag der Realschul-Buchhandlung, März und September 1817, 8°, 48 Hefte in 8 vollständigen feinen Pappbänden der Zeit. Erstdruck. Nur sehr selten angeboten, erschienen in einem Zeitraum von 7 Jahren, mit über 650 Seiten, einer der ausführlichsten Berichte der Zeit ! - - Hufeland veröffentlichte 1816 eine Besprechung nebst Zusätzen der Stieglitz'schen Schrift über den tierischen Magnetismus (1814), die zu einer öffentlichen Auseinandersetzung führte und im gleichen Jahr erfolgte eine Entgegnung von K. Chr. Wolfart gegen die Stieglitz-Hufelandische Schrift. Hufeland, eigentlich ein Anhänger des Magnetismus, fühlte sich mißverstanden und veröffentlichte daraufhin die vorliegende größere Abhandlung zum Magnetismus in seinem Journal. - - 1817 *): XLIV, 3. St., pp. 87-170; XLV, 3. St., pp.3-58: - 1. Zusätze zu der Anzeige von Stieglitz Schrift über den Magnetismus. - 2. Erläuterungen dieser Zusätze. - Was ist übernatürlich? Was ist gegen die gesunde Vernunft? - Die Vernunft ist kein Schlafen, sondern ein Wachen. - Vernunft. - Naturforschung. Die Kunst die Natur zu fragen. - Die Welt des Lebens. Die höhere Ordnung der Dinge. - Das Factum und seine Begründung. - Lebendige Ausströmung. - Kraftübertragung, Ansteckung, Zeugung. - Magnetismus erzeugt einen abnormen Zustand des organischen Lebens. - Thatsachen des Magnetismus, und Zusammenstellung derselben mit ähnlichen Erscheinungen. - Die natürliche Magie. - Benutzung des Magnetismus. Mögliche Gefahren. Nothwendigkeit obrigkeitlicher Aufsicht. - Der Magnetismus ein Heilmittel, aber bedingt. - Magnetismus und Mesmerismus. - *) Nur der erste Teil erschien auch als selbständige Schrift unter dem Titel "Erläuterungen seiner Zusätze zu Stieglitz Schrift über den animalischen Magnetismus" (1817). - - Magnetismus, Medicina magica. (Fortsetzung). - 1. Die Wunderthäterin zu Schönborn. - 2. Die Wunderthäterin zu Karge bei Züllichau. - 3. Der magnetisirende Müller Kolmorgen in Mecklenburg. - 4. Der Wunderthäter Reinecke in Westphalen. - 5. Ueber die Gefahren der Bekanntmachung gewisser Grundsätze und Thatsachen aus dem Gebiete des animalischen Magnetismus. Von Deleuze. - - 1818: XLVI, 1. St., pp.46-102, 4. St., pp.79-125, 5. St., pp.76-117, 6. St., 41-114; XLVII, 1. St., pp.77-112, 4. St., pp.87-127: - 6. Vergebliche Anwendung des Magnetismus und Heilung eines äußerst hartnäckigen melancholischen Irreseins mit und aus Menostasie, durch ungewöhnlich große Quantitäten von starken Reizmitteln. Von Harles. - 7. Zwei Aufgaben für Magnetisirer. - 8. Beispiel eines ehrliche und sehr verständigen Magnetismus. - 9. Strafbarer Mißbrauch des Magnetismus. - 10. Ueber die Träume des schlafenden und wachenden Zustandes. Vom Prof. Grohmann in Hamburg. - 11. Geschichte eines freiwillig , ohne alle magnetische Einwirkung , entstandenen Somnambulismus?, beobachtet von Dr. Fleischmann zu Erlangen. - 12. Bemerkungen über vorstehende Krankheits-Geschichte . Vom Herausgeber (Hufeland). - 13. Preisaufgabe der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, über den Magnetismus. - 14. Des Herrn Archiater Brandis zu Copenhagen Erfahrungen und Urtheil über den Magnetismus. - - 1820: L, 2. St., pp.43-67, 3. St., pp.3-24; LI, 1. St., pp.65-75: - 15. Gegenwärtiger Standpunkt. - 16. Fortschritte. - 17. Gefahren. - 18. Ueber die Indication zur Anwendung des Magnetismus. - 19. Vorschläge für eine strengere Prüfung und physisch-experimentelle Begründung des Magnetismus. - 20. Neue Versuche zur Prüfung der Rhabdomantie zu Berlin angestellt, welche die Amoreltischen Behauptungen nicht bestätigen. - - 1821: LII, 3. St., pp.26-107, 4. St., pp.38-53: - 20 (b). Der erste Fall von Catalepsis in welchem, ohne Magnetismus, die magnetisch-somnambulistischen Erscheinungen beobachtet wurden. Von Petetin. - 21. Ein Wort über den Mysticismus in der heutigen Medicin. Vom Dr. I.M. Leupoldt, zu Erlangen. - 22. Merkwürdige Wirkung des Magnetismus bei einem Kinde mit gehemmter . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WORKS

      London: John Murray, 1817. First Collected Edition in five volumes (see below) n. Hardcover. Extraordinarily Fine Set in Period MoroccoOf the 1817 Collected Works of Byron. 171 x 108 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). Five volumes. First Collected Edition in five volumes (see below). VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY DARK BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, DECORATED IN GILT AND BLIND, covers with thick and thin gilt rule border, blind-tooled palmette frame and large blindstamped arabesque centerpiece, raised bands, spine panels with gilt lyre on top of crossed trumpets, gilt titling and turn-ins, all edges gilt. With 11 engraved plates illustrating scenes from the poems. Ashley Library IX, 46. A hint of foxing to engraved material, otherwise only trivial imperfections--AN ATTRACTIVELY BOUND SET IN ESPECIALLY FINE CONDITION, the bindings unusually lustrous, and the text showing almost no signs of use. This is a finely bound and apparently unread first collected edition of Byron's works, published just ten years after his first volume of poetry was printed. It contains the first two cantos of "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (completed in 1818), and includes what DNB calls "the sequence of remarkable narratives that began with 'The Giaour' and 'The Bride of Abydos' (1813) and culminated with 'Parisina' and 'The Siege of Corinth' (1815). These were the works that defined and perfected the Byronic hero, whose initial incarnation was Childe Harold. Brooding throughout nineteenth-century European literature, the Byronic figure-usually an aristocrat-embodied a culturally alienated anti-hero, bearing within a dark secret that seemed as threatening to others as to himself." In addition to the works mentioned above, we find here "The Corsair," "Lara," "Ode to Napoelon Bonaparte," "Hebrew Melodies," and 46 shorter verses.

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        [Cherries] [Bleeding Heart; Ox-Heart; Maple-Heart]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1817. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Good condition, with two expert repairs to the margins. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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        Flora Londinensis: containing a history of the Plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrated by figures of the natural size.

      A new edition, enlarged by George Graves and William Jackson Hooker. London, Henry G. Bohn, [1817-] 1835. 5 volumes. Large-folio (481 x 290mm). With 659 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates on 647 leaves. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering, topedges gilt. A reissue of the second, much enlarged edition. The second edition was published from 1817-1828. "Henry Bohm took over the remaining copies of this second edition and issued them in 1835 with new title-pages, carrying the date 1835" (Stafleu & Cowan 1286). The first three volumes contain the original 432 plates, but the text rewritten by Hooker. The final two volumes are entirely new, with the plates mostly from drawings by Hooker, together with his own descriptions. The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora, and as a result of which it should be properly regarded as the first colour-plate national flora. "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved'" (Henry II, p. 67). The fine plates are by James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, and Hooker. William Curtis is one of the great names in botany, the present work and his famous 'Botanical Magazine' are landmarks in English botany. Restored marginal tear to title page of 5th volume and blind library stamp on title pages. A fine copy without the usual foxing.//Nissen BBI, 440; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.

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        "Eingesendet" - Zwei Fälle von Nasenersatz aus der Arm- und stirnhaut, durch Prof. Gräfe (4.Bd.: pp.269-271).

      . Med.-chir. Ztg., 1817/1-4. - Salzburg, Mayr'schen Buchdruckerey, 1817, 8°, 432; 432; 416; 336, (134) pp., 4 Pappbände d.Zt. mit roten Rückschildern; minimal fleckig, feines Exemplar.. Carl Ferdinan's Graefe's preliminary communication of the first two cases of rhinoplasty ! - - Selten - Erste Ausgabe! - - Ferner finden wir unter den Angezeigten Schriften "J.C. Carpue an account of two sucesseful operations for restoring a lost nose from the integuments of the fore - head, etc." (2.Bd., p.20) angezeigt. - - Zeis 527 : "Unter der Ueberschrift : "Eingesendet" befindet sich hier eine vorläufige Mittheilung über die beiden ersten von Graefe ausgeführten (später in seiner Rhinoplastik p.59 u. 105 ausführlich beschriebenen) Fälle von Rhinoplastik, nebst historischen Bemerkungen." - - Zeis Index: "Under the title "Eingsendet" [Correspondence], is a preliminary communication of the first two cases of rhinoplasty carried out by Graefe (later described in details in his Rhinoplastik, pp.59 and 105) with historical remarks." - - "Michael Schubring, 28 Jahre Alt , zuletzt Schmiedegesell , der in den feldzügen von 1812-13 seine Naser durch einen Seitenhieb verloren hatte, wurde ... am 19. October, in gegenwart der ersten Civial- und Militär-Medicinalpersonen Berlins und eines sehr zahlreichen Auditoriums von studierenden operirt, und ihm beynahe mit gänzlicvher Beybehaltung des operativen Verfahren von Tagliacozzi, eine Nase aus der armhaut gebildet....." - - "War dieser Operationsversuch vollkommen befriedigend ausgefallen, so mußte es sehr interessant seyn, ihm einen zweyten Fall zur Seite zu stelen, welcher nach jener , von den Koomas in Indien geübten, und von Mr. Carpue in Lodnon zwey Mal mit glücklichem erfolge wiederholten Methode, operirt war, umd durch erine Parallele beyder, ein rationales und auf Erfahrung gegründetes Urtheil fällen zu können. Bald fand sich zu diesemn zweyten Versuche ein passendes Subject ; eine 5ojährige Frau Namens Christina - - Müller, hatte durch ein krebsartiges Geschwür, schon vor längeren Zeit die Nase verloren; das Geschwür war seit einigen Monathen geheilt, und die frau befand sich vollommen gesund. Es wurde daher ihr am 29. Juni d. Jahres (1817) in beysen des Geheimen-Medicinarathesd Richter, des Professors Bernstein und Doctors Böhm, so wie sämtlicher, das Klinicum besuchenden Studierenden, aus der Haut ihrer Stirn eine neue Nase gebildet ...." - - "Die Berliner Universität hat also den Ruhm, daß in ihrem klinischen Institute nach einem Zeitraume von weit über 200 Jahren, in ganz Europa zuerst die Möglichkeit der Nasenbildung nach Tagliacozzi dargethan, .." Graefe - - "Like Carpue, Carl Ferdinand von Graefe* had for some years taught the feasibility of the Taliacotian method of rhinoplasty and during the years 1816-1817 had the opportunity of testing his convictions in a number of cases at the Surgical Clinic of the University of Berlin. Of these he reported three cases in 1818, illustrative of the Italian, the Indian, and what he termed the "German" method, in his Rhinoplastik ; oder, Die Kunst den Verlust der Nase organisch zu ersetzen, a comprehensive survey of the three methods both historically and clinically. Even in his use of the Italian method, Von Graefe introduced certain modifications, the most notable being his rejection of the forceps used by Tagliacozzi for freeing the arm flap, which Von Graefe accomplished with two free-hand incisions in an attempt to spare the larger veins. Von Graefe's determination to improve the Italian method, which derived from his unwillingness to accept the forehead scars produced by the Indian method and perhaps by an exaggerated fear of the dangers of such a "head wound," led him finally to attempt a shortening of the Italian procedure by the immediate application of the flap to the nose, without allowing a period for granulation and thickening, and by a shortening to six days, when possible, of the period during which the arm was attached to the head. However, the pretentiousness of naming this the "German" method antagonized other surgeons, particularly the French, and it was also felt that the norms and apparatus which he devised were unnecessarily complicated. But Von Graefe's Rhinoplastik stands as the first great treatise on plastic surgery after Tagliacozzi and Carpue, and his pioneer work in introducing the Indian method and reviving the Taliacotian method of rhinoplasty in Germany stimulated the development of plastic surgery throughout Europe and in the United States." M.T. Gnudi & J.P. Webster, The Life and Times of Gaspaere Tagliacozzi (1950), pp.320-321 - - *) "Carl Ferdinand von Graefe (1787-1840), born at Warsaw and educated in Poland, Dresden, Halle and Leipzig, became Professor of Surgery at the University of Berlin and director of the Surgical Institute. His long career in these posts was interrupted by his participation as one of the surgeons- general of the Prussian Army in the war of 1813-1815. Von Graefe was not only a pioneer of plastic surgery in Germany but was also one of the best operators in Europe. The first surgeon in Germany to ligate the innominate artery, he also improved the technic of Caesarean section, invented an operation for congenital cleft-palate, introduced blepharoplasty into Germany (simultaneously with Dzondi), and was an enlightened and zealous teacher of surgery and surgical principles. In addition to his publications on plastic surgery, his most important writings were the work on amputations (Normen für die Ablösung grösserer Gliedmassen nach Erfahrungs-grundsätzen entworfen, Berlin, 1812), a monograph on Egyptian ophthalmia (Die epidemisch-contagiöse Augenblennorrhöe Aegyptens in den europäischen Befreiungsheeren, Berlin, 1823), and his original papers published in the Journal für Chirurgie und Augenheilkunde. (See The Lancet, 1833-1834, vol. 1, pp. 969-974, and Hirsch, Biographisches Lexicon.) - - See Zeis, pp. 216-220, for a discussion of Von Graefe's work.

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        Pointers

      Published by Edw. Orme, Bond Street, the corner of Brook Str, London 1817 - Mezzotint. Printed on wove paper. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on all sides. A few creases in image and a small mended tear on bottom margin. Crease along upper left corner. Image size: 18 7/8 x 23 ¾ inches. A captivating English mezzotint depicting two pointers At the sudden apprehension of the scent, both dogs stop dead in their tracks. The black dog in the foreground is transfixed, fiercely ready. Both dogs will spring into action at the order. Careful attention has been paid to every aspect of their poses, their bodies completely given to the scent of their prey. This superb rendering by John Nost Sartorius is perfectly captured by William Ward, one of the masters of mezzotint, who emphasizes the hypnotic state mind the pointers are thrown into. For most of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, animal portraiture, in particular paintings and engravings of prized hunting dogs, became a veritable craze in England. This national passion occupied the talents and imaginations of some of the country's best artists, and created an entire genre of sporting art. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        ODES And Other Poems

      Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London 1817 - First Edition of the author's rare first book published when he was nineteen. Sm. 8vo., 144pp. Contemporary half dark blue calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers & marbled edges, elaborated decorated spine gilt. A very good or better copy showing light use. Neele, - January 29, 1798 - February 7, 1828, was an English poet & literary scholar. He began publishing (anonymously) in the Monthly Magazine in 1814, He delivered lectures on Shakespeare at the age of twenty, & others on the history of English poetry in 1826-7 (published posthumously) and on the romance of history in 1827. He produced an edition of The Tempest in 1824 as the start of an intended complete works. [Henry Neele. English Poetry 1579-1830]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dictionnaire des monogrammes, marques figurées, lettres initiales, noms abrégés.

      Munich: Aux frais de l'auteur. 1817 - First edition. 1132 columns [2], XLVI, [4], 105. 4to. Green qtr. morocco on boards, worn. Brunet, I., 1289: papier de Hollande. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Corografia brazilica, ou relação histórico-geografica do Reino do Brazil ?.

      Rio de Janeiro, Impressão Regia, 1817. - Woodcut royal arms of the United Kingdom of Portugal, the Algarve and Brazil on title pages. Printed on blueish paper. (6 ll.), 420 pp., (2 ll. errata, blank l. between pp. 402-3); (2 ll.), 379 pp., (2 ll. errata). 2 volumes. 4°, contemporary sheep (joints rather worn and weak, heads and feet of spines defective, wear to corners, scraping, some worming), marbled endleaves, text block edges sprinkled blue. Worming, mostly in margins but also affecting some letters of text. Overall in good condition. Armorial bookplates of the Condes de Bomfim; letterpress shelf location tags in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaves. 2 volumes. ---- FIRST EDITION of this classic work, a vital source for the state of Brazil on the eve of independence. It contains the first printing of the eyewitness account of the discovery of Brazil by Pero Vaz de Caminha, Cabral's secretary. The alphabetical index at the end of each volume includes many Indian words.Ayres do Casal's work became widely known in Europe after James Henderson adapted (and at times merely translated) parts of it in his @History of the Brazil, London 1821 (cf. Borba de Moraes [1983] II, 398).Ayres do Casal has been called the "Father of Brazilian geography." A native of Portugal (b. ca. 1754?), he spent some years in Brazil, returning to Portugal around 1821 and dying soon thereafter. A second edition of the @Corografia appeared in Rio de Janeiro, 1833 amd a third at Rio, 1845. A facsimile was printed by the Instituto Nacional do Livro, 1945-1947.@Provenance: Armorial bookplate ("Condes do Bomfim" appears beneath the arms); see Avelar Duarte, @Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos p. 275 (nº 770). The first Conde, José Lucio Travassos Valdez (1787-1862), served in the Peninsular Wars and was in charge of putting down both the rebellion under the Conde de Amarante in 1823 and the Miguelist insurrection in Tras-os-Montes a few years later. He was governor of Madeira and served with Costa Cabral and Rodrigo da Fonseca on the Conselho. When the Maria da Fonte movement broke out he was named commander of the government forces in the south, but having been captured in late 1846 by the Duque de Saldanha, was deported along with his two eldest sons to Angola for the duration of the war. Travassos Valdez's oldest son, José Bento Travassos Valdez, succeeded to the title. The third Conde, José Lucio Travassos Valdez (1841-1926) had been born in Luanda.---- Innocêncio V, 367-8; XVI, 124-5. Sacramento Blake VI, 33. Valle Cabral 464, with lengthy note. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 50. Sabin 11640. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 817/6. Rodrigues 582. See W. Martins, @História da inteligência brasileira II, 63-70. None of the authorities provides a precise collation. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF DISCOVERIES AND TRAVELS IN AFRICA, BY THE LATE JOHN LEYDEN, M.D. Enlarged and Completed to the Present Time with Illustrations of Its Geography and Natural History, as Well as of the Moral and Social Condition of its Inhabitants.

      Edinburgh Printed for Archibald Constable & Co. 1817 - Rare First Edition. Illustrated with six maps including a number which are folding. 8vo, bound in three-quarter contemporary calf over marbled boards. xx, 512; viii, 536 pp. Internally a well preserved and pleasing copy. One map with old support to the verso, the hinges are weak and there is bit of wear to the bindings, some wear and loosening at the junction of the free-flies and pastedowns. Labels are partially missing and should be restored. Repairs are easy to acccomplish. RARE FIRST EDITION. This is a compilation remarkably accurate for the time at which it was written, completed and added to by Hugh Murray. It is very rarely encountered in first edition format, the second edition being most readily available. It is an interesting resume of what was known about Western and Central Africa at the beginning of the 19th century." Sir Harry Johnston’s bibliography to Liberia."Leyden, a doctor and poet, was also a gifted student of Eastern languages and an enthusiast of African adventures. Inspired by Mungo Park’s discoveries he compiled ‘Historical Philosophical Sketch.of Europeans.in Africa’ 1799 which was enlarged to two volumes in 1817 by Hugh Murray. Although he never traveled to Africa, Leyden did spend much time in India as a medical officer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORDENANZAS de la Real maestranza de la M.N. y M.L. ciudad de Ronda aprobadas por el Rey Nuestro Señor.

      Imp. de Fermín de Villalpando, Madrid 1817 - 2 h., inc. portada, frontis y escudo de armas grabados al cobre a toda plana, 112 p. Tafilete rojo de época, greca dorada con motivos vegetales en ambos planos, lomo cuajado de adornos también dorados, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados; guarda de seda azul y cinta de punto de lectura en seda roja. Magnífico ejemplar en gran papel. Los grabados son obra de J. M. de la Vega según dibujos de Rivero.

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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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 - 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. Minor, 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. 8 Kg. 1741 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water, thirty miles round the British Metropolis.,

      J. Hassell, London 1817 - Two leather bound volumes with spines in 6 compartments, red labels, gilt titles. As so often happens with early 19th century books the collation of these two volumes matches neither the 'directions for placing the cuts' as found at the end of each volume nor the collation as given in the reference. Numerous plates are bound in locations other than indicated, four listed in Tooley (Epsom, Holland House, Melrose Hall and Guildford) are missing and one (Holland House Crouch) which is not listed in Tooley, but is in the directions to the binder is present. It appears that the intent was that the two volumes were each to have 60 plates. Volume One of this set contains 62 plates and volume Two has 55. Having looked carefully at the two volumes it seems possible that the 'missing' plates were not ever present. A lovely set with charming little plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        ALEXANDER I, TSAR OF RUSSIA, TITULO DE CONSUL DE D. ANTONIO BUENAVENTURA GASSO, FIRMADO

      1817 - San Petersburgo. 1817. 67X48. 2H. Bilingue (Ruso, Francés). Manuscrito nombramiento original sellado (sello de grandes medidas) escrito y firmado doblemente por el Tsar de Rusia, Alexandre I, nombrando Consul de Barcelona a D. Antonio Buenaventura Gassó, conocido escritor que en su época mas dulce le concedierón este gran misión. Raríssimo. Ref P. L. 9. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        GROUPS OF FLOWERS, DRAWN AND ACCURATELY COLOURED AFTER NATURE, WITH FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE YOUNG ARTIST

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 343 x 267 mm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2"). [26] leaves of text, including 3 pp. of ads. FIRST EDITION. STRIKING RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT IN AN UNUSUAL DESIGN, covers framed by decorative gilt rules and cresting roll, large central lozenge formed by two very elaborately gilt- and blind-tooled triangular "curtains," the wide bases of which meet at the center of each board, a large gilt butterfly at the peak of each triangle (seeming to pull the curtains upward and downward toward the top and bottom edge of the covers), flat spine gilt in densely tooled panels, gilt titling, gilt chain roll on turn-ins, all edges gilt. With 11 (of 12) excellent engravings of flowers in two states, colored and uncolored. (Without the color plate of the Moss Rose.) For the binding: Nixon "Broxbourne Library," pp. 210-11. Joints and extremities a little rubbed, two small abrasions to boards, spine uniformly darkened, a touch of faint yellowing to uncolored plates, a couple of marginal smudges, but still a very appealing example in mostly excellent condition, the binding with lustrous covers, and the text fresh and smooth. This unusual binding would appear to be a rare example of an English design based on a Spanish style called "cortina," or "curtain." According to Nixon, cortina bindings were popular in Spain during the reign of Ferdinand VII (1784-1833), between about 1810 and 1830. This design was "probably the invention of Antonio Suàrez, the most brilliant Spanish binder of the period, who worked successively in Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid." The key feature of the style was a fan-like "curtain" which emanates from a corner or side. While Nixon considered it an exclusively Spanish motif, the British Library Database of Bookbindings notes that some English binders took up the style. Our unknown binder chose the unconventional approach of attaching the "curtains" to butterfly ornaments, rather than to a corner or side. The two triangles meet at the base, mirroring each other in a most pleasing effect. The last cortina binding we know of to appear on the market (and the only one we found using "cortina" as the key word) was a Spanish binding of early 19th century goatskin covering the Johannes de Reno "Mirabilia Romae" of 1475, offered at the 30 November 2011 Sotheby's sale with an estimate of £15,000-20,000 (though unsold).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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