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        SCHRAUBTALER. - Hungersnot 1816. Gute Ernte 1817. Schraubmedaille aus Zinn mit 8 altkolorierten Kupfersticheinlagen und 6 (von 8) Texteinlagen, jeweils doppelseitig auf 7 Papierscheiben montiert. Innendeckel mit 2 gestochenen Texteinlagen, 1 gefaltetes, typographisches Beiblatt.

      - Nürnberg, bei Johann Thomas Stettner, um 1817, 5 cm (Durchmesser Schraubtaler). Seltener Schraubtaler zur Erinnerung „an Not und Teuerung" des Hungerjahrs 1816, ausgelöst durch den Ausbruch des Vulkans Tambora auf der Indonesischen Insel Sumbawa. Er verfinsterte die Sonne, so dass es zu einer dramatischen Missernte kam. Der Text und die Bilder der Papierscheiben beschreiben bzw. zeigen auf der einen Seite die Schrecken des Jahres 1816, auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite die üppige Ernte des Jahres 1817. In den Deckeln Tabellen der Viktualienpreise der Jahre 1771 und 1816. Die Außenseiten der Medaillen zeigen in Relief eine verzweifelte, hungernde Familie und eine dankbare Familie mit Erntekranz, über der ein Genius schwebt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        A Treatise on the Science of War and Fortification; Composed for the use of the Imperial Polytechnick School, and Military Schools, Two Volumes, Both signed by Stephen Van Rensselaer

      J. Seymour 1817 - Translated for the War Department for use of the Military Academy of the United States; to which is added a summary of the principles and maxims, grand tactics and operations. Published in 2 volumes. The supplemental volume of plates and maps is not included. Stephen Van Rensselaer, "The Last Patroon", was the founder of what is now Rensselaer Polytechnick Institute in Troy, New York, He served in congress from 1822 to 1829. His failure during the War of 1812 at Queenston Heights, Canada diminished his stature as a general and military leader. His signature appears in both volumes and includes the words: Seneca Falls, New York, July 1832. The author of the book was captain of artillery, and late major and assistant adjutant-general in the Northern Army. The covers and spine have been professionally replaced. The text is original. The pages are deckled. There is some foxing to the pages but the pages are white and the text, graphs, equations and drawings are flawless. (see attached photos of the book.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oracle Junction Bookshop]
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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.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Excelente.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Die Märchen des Straparola. Aus dem Italiänischen mit Anmerkungen von Dr. Friedr. Wilh. Val. Schmidt

      Bln., Duncker u. Humblot 1817.. kl.-8°. XIII (1) 361 S. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Erste Hälfte m. durchgeh. Wasserrand, sonst in gutem Zustand. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Seltene deutsche Übersetzung der fazetiösen Märchensammlung (le tredici piacevolissimie notti) des berühmeten Novelisten. In der Vorrede hebt der Uebersetzer den hervorragenden Wert der Sammlung als erste Sammlung abendländischer Märchen und ihre besondere literar. Bedeutung hervor. Enthält 18 Märchen, übers. aus der Venediger Ausgabe von 1608". (Hayn-Got. VII, 452)

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        Memoria sulla legatura delle principali arterie degli arti con una appendice all'opera sull'aneurisma

      Tipografia Pietro Bizzoni, Pavia 1817 - Scarpa fu professore emerito e direttore della facoltà medica della I.R. Università di Pavia, dove diede impulso allo studio dell'anatomia come base e servizio della fisiologia e della chirurgia, come dimostra il presente studio, preceduto dal fondamentale trattato "Sull'aneurisma" pubblicato nel 1804. Numero di tavole: 22 pp.VIII, 136 altezza 29 larghezza 22 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli, piatti marmorizzati, titolo in oro su tassello e fregi dorati al dorso, in buone condizioni. Carte fresche e ben conservate, leggermente brunite le prime e le ultime. Manca il foglio di guardia anteriore.

      [Bookseller: Di Mano in Mano Soc. Coop]
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        "In den Ruinen v. Stahremberg".

      . Titelblatt-Radierung (J. C. ERHARD fec. Viennae 1817) aus J. C. ERHARD, 6 Ansichten aus den Umgebungen des Schneeberges, Wien 1818, Bildformat 16 x 21 cm. Wandersburschen und andere Besucher in den Ruinen der ehemals bedeutenden Burg im niederösterreichischen Piestingtal; über einem Torbogen der Serientitel. Laut alter Bleistiftbeschriftung im weißen Rand handelt es sich bei den im Vordergrund dargestellten Personen um den Künstler selbst sowie um zwei seiner Freunde.. Nebehay-Wagner 66/I/1. J. C. Erhard (1795-1822), Landschaftsmaler, Radierer und Kupferstecher; die seltene Ansichtenserie gehört zu seinem künstlerischen Hauptwerk (Thieme-Becker 10, 598).

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Drei dunkelhäutige Knaben, auf der Schulter des einen Jungen ein kleiner Affe, der nach einer Frucht greift.

      . Radierung mit zartem Plattenton, auf cremefarbenem Velin. 15,5:109 cm. Provenienz: Privatsammlung Kassel. Literatur: Stoll 137. - Sehr guter Abdruck, mit ca. 3 cm breitem Rand, mit wenigen Stockfleckchen. In Kassel fand Ludwig Emil Grimm Gelegenheit, sowohl Sinti und Roma als auch Dunkelhäutige nach der Natur zu zeichnen. Die Gesichter von Angehörigen fremder Völker faszinierten ihn. Vermutlich ist das vorliegende Blatt noch in München um 1817 radiert worden.. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Report of the select committee appointed on the 12th ult to inquire into the expediency of altering the flag of the United States January 2, 1817, read, and ordered to be printed

      [Washington]: no publisher/printer 12mo. 3 pp.. [1817] Sole printing of the committee report that led to the adoption of the composition of the U.S. flag as 13 stripes to represent the original colonies and one white star on the blue field for each state fully admitted to the union. => A landmark piece of Americana. Removed from a nonce volume and now in modern boards covered with blue paper, and with a red leather gilt label on the front cover. Very good copy.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Some Account of the Life and Writings of Lope Felix de Vega Carpio and Guillen de Castro

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

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

      Leipzig, Göschen, 1817 - 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.) Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 64 12 x 21cm, schlichter Pappband mit einigen Wasserflecken, Rückenschild; 50 S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dr. Karl Böker]
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        Some Account of the Life and Writings of Lope Felix de Vega Carpio and Guillen de Castro

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPTS FROM AND RELATING TO THE ISLAND OF MAURITIUS].

      [Mauritius. 1767-1817]. - Approximately thirty-four items, totaling 75pp. plus several other later or tangential items. Mostly folio and quarto sheets, with a few smaller pieces. Light soiling and wear throughout, heavier to some documents. Overall good to very good. A superb archive of manuscripts spanning more than fifty years of French colonial history in the southern Indian Ocean, and reflecting the extreme danger of some of France's farthest-flung endeavors, especially during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Among the manuscripts offered are letters signed by Mauritius governor, Malartic, to the governor of Réunion, and an instruction given to the Chevalier de Sanglier sent to Mauritius by the Commander of the French troops in Madagascar, Maurice Auguste, Baron Benyovszky. The earliest item is a letter from the Cesar Gabriel de Choiseul, Duc de Praslin, regarding the precarious social climate in the colony. Dated 1767, he writes, "Messieurs. les revolutions arrives En Cette Colonie dans les affaires de la Compagnie." At that time, the Compagnie des Indes was handing over control of the island to the French government. There are eight autograph manuscripts signed by Anne Joseph Hippolyte de Maures de Malartic - Governor of the island, "Le Citoyen President," and "Sauveur de la Colonie" - regarding the governing of the islands during the French Revolution. All are dated at the Ile de France from 1793 to 1794. There are also two autograph letters on the printed letterhead of Maurice Auguste, Baron Benyovszky, regarding the supplies needed for his Madagascar colony, including tens of thousands of seeds for coffee and cotton. An officer of the Hapsburg army during the Seven Years' War, Benyovszky later served in the Confederation of Bar and assisted with a rebellion against the King of Poland, for which he was eventually imprisoned in Siberia. He managed to organize a rebellion among the Polish soldiers, commandeer a ship, and sail through the Aleutian islands and on to Taiwan and then Macau, where he befriended French diplomats. He used his new contacts to arrange an audience with Louis XV, to whom he proposed a French colony on Madagascar - King Louis was intrigued enough to agree and he appointed Benyovszky Governor of the new colony. Two further manuscripts relate to the precarious position in which the French colonists found themselves during the Mauritius campaign of 1809-1811. "Croyez, Messieurs, que Sa Majesté L'Empereur, Saura apprécier ce nouvel acte de Votre dévouement." Dated at the Ile de France, 31 8bre 1809. There is also a group of letters and other items from 1853 relating to Eugene Leclezio, the man who seems to have assembled all of the manuscripts. It includes several small manuscript maps of the island and the region in the Indian Ocean. There are also several later printed and manuscript items related to the same subjects. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. A unique and fascinating archive of manuscript material relating to French activities in the Indian Ocean.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Gute Ernte 1817. Schraubmedaille aus Zinn mit 8 altkolorierten Kupfersticheinlagen und 6 (von 8) Texteinlagen, jeweils doppelseitig auf 7 Papierscheiben montiert. Innendeckel mit 2 gestochenen Texteinlagen, 1 gefaltetes, typographisches Beiblatt.

      . Nürnberg, bei Johann Thomas Stettner, um 1817, 5 cm (Durchmesser Schraubtaler).. Seltener Schraubtaler zur Erinnerung "an Not und Teuerung" des Hungerjahrs 1816, ausgelöst durch den Ausbruch des Vulkans Tambora auf der Indonesischen Insel Sumbawa. Er verfinsterte die Sonne, so dass es zu einer dramatischen Missernte kam. Der Text und die Bilder der Papierscheiben beschreiben bzw. zeigen auf der einen Seite die Schrecken des Jahres 1816, auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite die üppige Ernte des Jahres 1817. In den Deckeln Tabellen der Viktualienpreise der Jahre 1771 und 1816. Die Außenseiten der Medaillen zeigen in Relief eine verzweifelte, hungernde Familie und eine dankbare Familie mit Erntekranz, über der ein Genius schwebt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Arabe du desert".

      1817. Kreidelithographie, 1817, auf Velin. 27,1:36,1 cm. Mit der Adresse von C. de Lasteyrie. Literatur: Beraldi VII, S. 260. - Sehr selten! Gros zeichnete nur zwei Lithographien auf Stein.- Nicht ganz frisch, linke untere Ecke fehlt, jedoch ohne Bildverlust..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Amour et Gloire, Aventures galantes et militaires du Chevalier de C***. Par l'auteur de Julie, ou j'ai sauve ma rose; d'Amelie de Saint-Far, etc., etc., etc. Tome premier - Tome second - Tome troisieme - Tome quatrieme. EA. - Edition originale. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Paris, Pigoreau, 1817.. 240, 235 S., 2 Bll., 235 S., 2 Bll., 199 S. Mit lith. Frontispiz im 1. Teil. 12°, Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Marmorpapierbezug.. Einbände leicht berieben und beschabt; Lederecken etwas bestoßen und teils mit winzigen Bezugsfehlstellen; winzige Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital des ersten Bandes (ca. 2 mm); jeweils Vorsätze sowie erste und letzte Blätter der beiden Bände in den Ecken leimschattig; Innendeckelbezüge (Spiegel) etwas unsauber geschnitten; Titel von Teil 1 etwas braunfleckig; teils etwas stockfleckig; jeweils neueres Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel. Barbier schreibt das Buch einer Madame Guyot zu - inzwischen wird als Verfasserin bzw. Mitverfasserin des Werkes, wie auch der im Titel genannten Werke "Julie (...)" und "Amelie de Saint-Far", die französische Schriftstellerin Felicite Comtesse de Choiseul-Meuse vermutet. Von größter Seltenheit. Barbier I, 141.

      [Bookseller: AixLibris - Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek]
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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 & Co., Shakespeare Press, 1817. First Edition. Morocco. Very Good. Three volumes. pp: ccxxv, 410, (1) corrections and additions; (iii), 535, (1) corrections and additions; (iii), 544, (1) errata. Printed on large paper. Complete with 37 leaves of plates as called for in the List of Plates in Volume III (one double, one folding), many engravings in text, several illustrations colored as issued. As usual in this book, some plates have offset onto facing text, despite the tissue guards. Bound in long-grained, tan morocco, elaborate spine decorations and dentelles, all edges gilt. Except for the occasional off-setting, this set is in fine condition. 10" x 6.25"

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla]
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        Elements of the Natural History of the Animal Kingdom Comprising the Characters of the Whole Genera and of the Most Remarkable Species, Particularly Those that are Natives of Britain with the Principle Circumstances of their History ... (Truncated)

      Longman, Hurst; Reece, Orme & Brown, 1817, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 2nd EditionFull Book Title: Elements of the Natural History of the Animal Kingdom Comprising the Characters of the Whole Genera and of the Most Remarkable Species, Particularly Those that are Natives of Britain with the Principle Circumstances of their History and Manners VOLUME 1 ONLYRecently rebound with quarter brown boards with gold gilt to the spine. The boards are worn and marked. The book has one cancelled library label with no other library markings. Binding is strong and there are no inscriptions. VOLUME 1 ONLY. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: adwa.

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        The History of Java

      London: Printed for Black, Parbury, and Allen, Booksellers to the Hon. East-India Company and John Murray, , 1817. 2 volumes, quarto (273 × 213 mm). Recent half green morocco-grained sheep, marbled boards, to style, red morocco labels, spine compartments formed by a gilt acanthus roll, gilt centre-tool, edges sprinkled red. 10 superb hand-coloured aquatint costume plates after William Daniell, and 56 uncoloured aquatint plates, one folding, 8 exquisite engraved vignettes, large folding map, coloured in outline, numerous tables, 2 of them folding. Frontispieces somewhat foxed, light browning and some foxing throughout, mild offsetting, overall a very good copy, sympathetically presented. First edition. "The marriage of a scientifically original text with beautiful illustrations by an accomplished aquatint engraver resulted in a book about Indonesia of outstanding quality; indeed a masterpiece" (Bastin & Brommer). Raffles was appointed lieutenant governor of Java in 1811 when the island and its dependencies were occupied by Lord Minto following the Annexation of the Netherlands by Napoleon. During the next four years he extended the area of European control and reorganised the Dutch colonial system in the island, as well as making an extensive study of the history, customs and languages of the region. Although described by C.M. Turnbull in ODNB as "betraying hasty composition," The History of Java, is a remarkable work of synthesis, combining natural history - he enlisted the help of the American botanist Thomas Horsfield, who sent specimens to Banks at Kew - history, anthropology, philology and topography. The superb plates with their images of costume, architecture, native implements and weapons, Buddhist iconography, and alphabets; the extensive tabulation of population and cultivation province by province; and the comparative vocabulary, reflect the breadth of intention of the work. It is unsurprising that it "caused a stir" and quickly sold through its print-run of just 900 copies. The History of Java is an almost perfect summation of the East India Company's ambitions at their most enlightened, and as such is a reflection of its author; "A man of vision, with great ambitions for himself and his country, he saw Britain's mission to raise the people of the eastern archipelago from ignorance and poverty, not by means of territorial expansion but a combination of commercial and moral pre-eminence: reviving old cultures and spreading European enlightenment through economic progress, liberal education, and the rule of law". Armorial bookplates of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel, second baronet, Prime Minister 1834-5, 1841-6, reimposed to the front pastedowns beneath collector's ticket of R.H. Burrage.

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        LENGGRIES. - Trachten. "Bauern von Lenggries 1817". Drei Bauern in Tracht am Wirtshaustisch, durch die bleiverglasten Fenster fällt das Licht, auf dem Tisch drei Maßkrüge und die Brotzeit.

      - Kreidelithographie von Lorenz Quaglio, 1817, 26 x 21 cm. Maillinger I, 2984; Winkler 642, 35. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. - Das ausdruckvolle Blatt mit schönem breiten Rand.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Hummel und Maikäfer.

      - Radierung, „Im May 1817 fc. München" (in Spiegelschrift), auf gelblichem Velin. 4,5:10,7 cm. Provenienz: Privatsammlung Kassel. Literatur: Stoll 203, III (von V) mit der „No. 21." rechts oben. – Vorzüglicher, vollrandiger Abdruck. – Die nummerierten Radierungen sind 1823 in drei Lieferungen (36 Platten) im Selbstverlag erschienen. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        MÜNCHEN. "Ansicht des von Ertl'schen Schlosses in München über den Teich" und "Ansicht des von Ertl'schen Schlosses in München mit der Mühle".

      - Zwei altkolorierte Kreidelithographien von Alois Sebastian von Reichl, 1817, je 44,5 x 62,5 cm. Winkler 661, 20; Slg. Proebst 692 (Ansicht II) - Der Besitzer des Schlosses war Ritter von Ertl, der 1790 auch die Hofmark Leutstetten erworben hatte. Er ließ von A.S. von Reichl seine Besitzungen in großformatigen Lithographien darstellen. - Ansicht I: Blick über einen Teich auf die Südostseite des zu Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts erbauten Ertlschlösschens. Auf dem Teich ein Boot, vorne links eine Familie mit zwei Kindern und ein Soldat. Ansicht II: Blick über einen Teich auf das Ertlschlösschen, vorne links ein Mühlengebäude.- Das Schloß befand sich ungefähr in der Mitte der heutigen Utzschneiderstrasse, zwischen Blumen- und Rumfordstrasse. Im Hintergrund rechts sind die Türme von Frauenkirche und der Theatinerkirche sichtbar (Ansicht II). - Ansicht I ist ein bisher nicht bekanntes Gegenstück zu der Lithographie Nr. 692 in der Slg. Proebst. - Minimale Randeinrisse, sehr schönes, zartes Altkolorit. Als Paar gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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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        Ansicht von St. Helena und des Schlosses Rauhenstein bey Baden".

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

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        RACCOLTA DI CINQUANTA PRINCIPALI VEDUTE DI ANTICHITA', TRATTE DAI SCAVI FATTI IN ROMA IN QUESTI ULTIMI TEMPI. Disegnate ed incise all?acqua forte da Luigi Rossini Architetto.

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

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        Rom "Die Kaiserpaläste von S. Balbina aus gesehen".

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

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

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

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

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

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        Hl. Cäcilia, in einem Buch lesend.

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

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        Document signed ("Daniel D. Tompkins")

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

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        Mandeville. A Tale of the Seventeenth Century in England

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

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

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

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Object of the Several Laws for

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

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

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

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        Conversations on Political Economy;

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

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ASTRONOMIE ANCIENNE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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