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        On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation

      London: John Murray,, 1817. Octavo (218 × 134 mm). Nineteenth-century polished calf, double gilt-rule border to covers, brown morocco label, raised bands with gilt rules and decoration in compartments, marbled paper endpapers and edges, marbled paper covered slipcase. Front joint repaired in the top compartment (35 mm), very lightly rubbed. Occasional light spotting; an excellent copy. First edition of Ricardo's fundamental contribution to the science of economics. Ricardo is credited with the first systematic and scientific approach to economics; his exact mathematical approach and careful deductive methods provided a model for future texts in the field. Ricardo's interest in political economy was aroused in 1799 by a chance reading of Adam Smith. While he enjoyed cordial relations with Malthus, his economic views were decidedly anti-Malthusian. In 1815 he was urged by James Mill and others to set out a systematic account of his own theories. This led to the publication of the Principles, the result of little more than six months sustained work on his part. The "principal problem in political economy" as he defines it, is the "laws" which regulate "the natural course of rent, profits and wages" over time ("Preface"). However, his book covered not only those laws but also a newly developed labour theory of value, the theory of international comparative advantage, monetary theory, the influence of taxation, and strictures on the writings of his predecessors and contemporaries.

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        OFFICE DE L'EGLISE, Latin et Français, pour les dimanches et fêtes.

      Chez Mégard, Rouen 1817 - 4 vols. 8º. Cada uno con frontis grab. (rastros hum.), port. y 860p+8h, 860p+8h, 836p+8h y 884p+8h. (las últ. págs. de cada vol. contienen partituras). Plena piel algo roz, 2 lomos rasgados, dorados en cejas, planos y lomos, cortes dorados. - Ex-libris del Príncipe albanés de origen vasco Alladro Kastriotit en los 4 volúmenes. 1817

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        The Club; In A Dialogue Between Father And Son. In Vino Veritas

      Longman, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1817 - 96 pages. 26.5 x 19 cm. First published 1711. Limited ediiton, Large Paper Copy [Imperial Edition], one of 200. With three ALS laid-in -- two from James Rimell & Son Ltd, a London Bookseller to Edgar H. Wells, rare book dealer in New York from 1921 to 1938 on Madison Ave., discussing the authenticity of the Imperial Edition, and one from Philip Hofer [to Wells] on New York Public Library letterhead, verifying this copy as an Imperial Edition together with bibliographical details for the various editions of this work. All letters dated 1932. Hofer also invites Wells to tea, offering to show him copies of the three issue described in his letter. With a series of engravings drawn by John Thurston. First few leaves toned, mostly marginal; infrequent additional and minor text spotting. Bookplate, half centimeter nick spine head with loss, slight joint rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, cover border fillets encase gilt arabesques and corner florets, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. From the Library of Jacques Levy. Full maroon morocco.Aeg. Very good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Currants] [Black Currant; White Currant; Dutch Red Currant]

      G. Brookshaw, [London 1817 - Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition. 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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        The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the year 1793-1817

      London: Printed for J. Jenkins by L. Harrison, 1817. 2 volumes. large 4to., (14 2/8 x 11 4/8 inches). Uncoloured engraved vignette title-page in volume one, hand-colored engraved vignette title-page in volume II, and 55 fine hand-colored aquatint plates (one or two loose, some marginal spotting and thumbing). Original publisher's half morocco gilt with publisher's ticket on the front paste-down of each volume (worn at the extremities with loss, some surface tears). First edition, later issue with plates variously watermarked up to 1833. First issued in 1817, and subsequently to order. Illustrating the naval engagements between Great Britain and Denmark, Spain, France and the United States. Included are three plates depicting the battle of Trafalgar. "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years Jenkins' "Naval Achievements" has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints... It is the quality of the accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable above all, and it is the pictures rather than the text to which the value can be attributed." Roger Quarm of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed.

      - The only child of George Washington's long-time personal secretary Tobias Lear was actually born in the early "White House" in Philadelphia, and Washington was his godfather; his mother died when he was two (Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were among her pallbearers), and he went on to become a successful attorney in Washington, DC; Gilbert Stuart painted a well-known portrait of him. Outstanding AMS, 2pp (recto and verso), 7 3/4" X 12 3/4", Portsmouth, NH, 1817 August 20. Very good. Three light horizontal original folds; mild age toning and slight edgewear. This attractively and boldly penned document is titled "Christmas Hymn," and contains the full text of a Christmas song whose original we have not been able to determine. Begins, "Hail holy morn, upon whose beams / A thousand radiant Seraphs rode, / Bright from the Sapphire throne of God. / Bursting upon the Shepherd's dreams.- / While poised upon the glittering wing, / A thousand choral voices sing, / Glad tidings of great joy we bring, / Be peace proclaimed on Earth / And Heaven's high arch with rapture ring." Goes on for several more stanzas, closing with: "Thus for the gift that thou hast given, / Hereafter we shall learn to rain / On days of everlasting Praise, / Tun'd to the Gold en Harps of Heaven." He then concludes, "Written from recollection for my Dear Cousin Miss Mary Storer," boldly dated and signed. Storer was the given name of Lear's mother, Mary "Polly" Lear (the first of Tobias Lear's three wives), who was related to the Washington family. There were a great many prominent Storers in early Portsmouth history, among them a Mary Storer born around 1785, who might well have been the recipient of this keepsake. Whether Lear's "recollection" of this hymn refers to him recalling a hymn he himself had written years before or to a hymn written by another is not clear, and certainly warrants further research. A most unusual and extremely interesting document. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter draft signed ("Le B[aro]n de Humboldt").

      Paris, [c. 1817]. - 4to. ½ p. To an unidentified recipient: "[.] Les travaux de Mr le Chevalier Millin [!] meriteroient des encouragemens bien plus grands et par la profondeur des recherches et par le noble desinteressement de l'auteur [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Eigenh. Gedichtmanuskript m. U. „Clemens" (Titel und 41 Strophen à 4 Zeilen).

      o.O., „den 22ten Mai 1817" - Gr.-8vo. 4 SS. Doppelblatt. „Frühmorgenlied vom Kirschblütenstrauß, schweren Stein, und von des, lieb Herz, und deiner Güte und ihrem Segen,Geschämig trit die falbeAurora vor das HimmelhausDa legt die graue SchwalbeFromm plaudernd ihr die Träume aus.Da sinken in das BlaueDer Sterne Geisteraugen einDa wäscht sich in dem TaueDas Licht den Sonnenschleier rein.Mich weckend summt die MückeAm Fenster, möcht zum Licht hinausDa lenk' ich meine BlickeAuf einen Kirschenblütenstrauß.Der Strauß von dir gepflücketEr hielt die Blüten fest bis heutDoch hat sich heut gebücketUnd seinen Schmuck umhergestreut.Die Blätter aber strecketEr frisch noch zu dem Lichte aus,Zum Licht, das mich erwecketUnd dich und deinen treuen Strauß.Vergieb geliebtes LebenDaß ich zuerst an dich gedachtKann ich zum Licht noch streben,So ist's, weil mir's in dir erwacht.Was wär' mir dann die SonneSchien' sie nicht in die Augen dein,In ihnen wird sie WonneIn meinen wird sie Feuerpein.Wohin ich in der KammerDie irren Blicke irren lass'Schlägt mahnend mir ein HammerAns schwere Herz ohn' Unterlaß.Die Bücher, und die BilderDie geizig ich zusammentrug,Sie schreien immer wilderO stein'ger Acker, stumpfer Pflug.Die Steine wollt' ich wälzenZu einer freien Aussicht LustEs wuchs daraus ein FelsenDer fiel zurück auf meine Brust.Zerschmettert, unbegrabenLag ich in Wind und WettersnotEs fraßen mich die Raben,Ich starb und starb doch nie zu Tod.Es wollt' kein Vogel singenAls wäre dieser Stein verfluchtEs wollt' kein Quell entspringenDer meine heiße Kehle sucht.Nur Kröten, Ottern, SchlangenUmkrochen kalt mir meine BrustDaß Kühlung ich empfangenSelbst von dem grimmen Eckel mußt.Und wenn ich glühend weinte,Verzweiflung mich zu singen zwangDa lobten mich die FreundeHohnlächelnd im Vorübergang.Heran wollt' keiner tretenDen Stein zu wälzen von der Brust,Mit mir wollt' keiner beten,Und ich hab' kein Gebet gewußt.Da rang ich endlich blutigDie rechte Hand mir los und frei,Und schlug ein Kreuz gar mutigDaß Jesu mir barmherzig sei.O wundertätig ZeichenDu trugst die Sünde aller WeltIch fühlt' die Last auch weichenDu warst als Stütze aufgestellt.Ein Vöglein kam gereisetBaut mir ein Dornennest ins HerzDas Vöglein Buße heißetUnd sein Gesang heißt: bittrer Schmerz.Ein Gärtlein ich ihm bauteVon herbem Kraut, heißt Reu und LeidDa fraß es von dem KrauteTrank meine Tränen allezeit.Und heißer ward sein Brüten,Das Dornennest in meiner BrustFühlt' ich wie Feuer wütenDas dürstend still ich tragen mußt'.So lag ich da alleineUnd hört' den Vogel, sah das KrautAls plötzlich von dem SteineEin kühler Quell herniedertaut.Da sah ich auf der SpitzenDes Steines in dem SonnenscheinGar still mitleidig sitzenDich liebes frommes Jungfräulein.Dem Quell, der mich erquicketErschlossest du das FelsentorAus deinen Augen blicketDie Gnade all, die ich verlor.Du siehst mit frommen SinnenDem Tanz der kleinen Fliegen zuUnd gönnst den goldnen SpinnenIhr schwebend Haus in Sonnenruh'.Den Käfer auf den RückenGefallen, richtest mild du auf,Schlägst sichre BlätterbrückenDer Ameise in ihrem Lauf.Du räumest auf den StegenDie Steine aus des Wandrers SchrittUnd tiefst auf irren WegenDie Spur mit deiner Füße Tritt.Du richtest längs dem PfadeDie sturmgebeugte Ähre aufUnd wirfst das zum GestadeGehüpfte Fischlein in den Lauf.Du wärmst mit deinem HaucheDas nestentfallne VögeleinUnd sammelst von dem StraucheZum Bett ihm zarte Wolle ein.Und seinen Eltern streuestDu deines Brodes Krümlein ausWeinst mit dem Leid und freuestDich mit der Lust in Gottes Haus.Deckst selbst das Nest der SchlangenFlehst selbst der Kröte um ein SchildSiehst du die Spinne hangenFeindselig überm Ekelbild.Mein Weh hast du gespüretUnd riefst den Sünder gern zu GastDen Stein hast du gerühret,Er weichet schon ich atme fast.Mein Durst hat dich gezogenUnd deine Tränen flossen mirDie ersten GnadenwogenEntsprangen mir von dir, von dir.Ich las aus deinen BlickenDaß Gottes Lieb unendlich istDein Mund konnt' mich erquickenEr sprach und sang von Jesu Christ.Du sprachst: »Wie einst auf E

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        "Chinese tales, or the marvellous adventures of the Mandarin Fum-Hoam. Translated from the French of Thomas Simon Gueulette. Oriental tales."

      London: printed for Walker & Edwards. 1817. "Thick 12mo, engraved frontis and additional title page, divisional half- title, publisher's catalogue at back, pp. ix-[x], 1-485, [1], [6] adverts.; contemporary red straight-grain morocco gilt, a.e.g., spine slightly discolored, edges rubbed; very good copy. & & Cordier, Biblioteca Sinica, 1857; Lust, Western Books on China published up to 1850, 1277 (note)."

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        Illustrations of the Vicar of Wakefield [cover title]

      [London, 1817] - 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 4to (11-1/4 x 9 inches). 24 hand-colored aquatints (9 x 6 inches), [38, blanks] pp. 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. Tooley 436 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Le Grandi Antille e l'Isole Lucaje

      Florence 1817 - Size : 233x31 (mm), 9.125x1.25 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Select Views In Italy, With Topographical and Historical Descriptions In English And French

      Published by J. Smith, W. Byrne and J. Edwards, London 1817 - , unpaginated, approximately 288 pages, dedicated to Queen Charlotte consort of King George III, illustrated with 72 engraved plates in black and white New Edition , few scuffs to covers, rubbed at spine ends and corners, nice bright gilt, firmly bound, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, occasional light margin spots but generally clean inside, in very good condition , full black straight grain morocco, gilt decorated borders and spine, gilt titles to spine, 4 raised bands, all edges gilt Quarto Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Effect of Baptism, according to the Sense of Holy Scripture, and of the Church of England: In Answer to The Rev. Dr. Mant's Two Tracts on Regeneration and Conversion, circulated with the Last Annual Packet of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

      New York: James Eastburn and Co., 1817. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Religion) SCOTT, John. An Inquiry Into The Effect Of Baptism, According To The Sense Of Holy Scripture, And Of The Church Of England. New York: James Eastburn And Co., 1817. Decimo-sexto. Original Leather Binding. First Edition/First Printing. Scuffing to leather. Toning. FFEP has a few small places of paper loss. Back leather has some areas where leather is chipped away. Text block tight, hinges worn, but solid. Spine label 100% intact. Good Condition.

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        Problemi d'algebra e di geometria analitica sciolti. Tomo I°. Contenente 130 Problemi d'Algebra. Tomo II°. Contenente 80 Problemi di Geometria Analitica.

      Dai Tipi di Giovanni Bernardoni,, Milano, 1817 - 2 voll. in-4° (285x205mm), pp. (8), 232; 164, (3) di elenco degli associati all'opera, brossure originali con titolo calligrafato al tempo su tasselli in carta azzurra ai dorsi. Dedica a stampa all'abate Bartolommeo Ferrari, maestro dell'autore. 5 tavv. ripiegate incise su rame in fine del secondo vol. Fioriture usuali, abrasioni minime all'angolo superiore destro delle prime 50 pp. ca. del secondo vol. Bell'esemplare. Prima rara edizione. Il primo volume contiene 130 problemi algebrici, il secondo 80 problemi di geometria analitica. Il Rovida, abate barnabita nato a Milano nel 1785, fu Cavaliere dell'Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro, Regio Consigliere, professore di matematica nel milanese Liceo di Porta Nuova e Direttore del Collegio Imperiale di Milano. Poggendorff, II, 707. Manca al Riccardi.

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        Three full signatures! Owner of about 60 slaves and a plantation in Alabama, Jackson buys <I>?a Boat of Capt. B. Cox?</I> which he will use to transport cotton and corn down the Tennessee River

      Autograph Document Signed ?Andrew Jackson? three times in text, one page, 7.5? x 2.5?. Meltons Bluff [Alabama], November 5, 1817. Lightly foxed, uneven left and lower edges. Darkly penned by Jackson. On laid paper. Fine condition.In full, ?Meltons Bluff Novbr 5th 1817. Then recd the sum of fifteen Dollars in full for a Boat of Capt. B. Cox, which Andrew Jackson Bought of said Capt Cox, and which the said Capt. Cox authorized me to receive from the said Andrew Jackson, I say recd by me from the said Andrew Jackson the date above.? The text is completely in the hand of Andrew Jackson. Signed ?Joseph Wyatt.? Docketed on verso:

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        Liasse de documents manuscrits, [ 80 pages de formats divers, vers 1817-1825 ] dont un document de 4 pp. intitulé "Le Pourquoy de 1817, ou quelque chose en attendant mieux", relatif à l'affaire du faux dauphin Mathurin Bruneau : "Un personnage mistérieux a été arrêté à St Malô le 15 7bre 1815, parce qu'il se prétend être fils de Louis 16. S'il a dit la vérité, pourquoi le méconnaître ? Si c'est un imposteur, pourquoi ne le juge-t-on pas ?" . "Est-il vray qu'n présence de 30 cardinaux Pie VI l'ait sacré à Rome. Et que Madame Victoire ait été présente à cette cérémonie Auguste ? Est-il vray qu'il ait vû en Espagne Mde la duchesse doirière d'Orléans, et que cette noble personne se soit prosternée à ses pieds ? Est-il vray qu'ayant été envoyé p

      1817 - Autres documents: Révélation de la propre bouche de NSJC à Ste Elizabeth, Ste Brigitte, et Ste Mechtilde (3 pp.) - Lettre de l'éditeur des Oeuvres de Voltaire et de Jean Jacques Rousseau à Messr. les grands vicaires du Chapitre métropolitain de Paris (2 pp.) - Correspondance de M. le Marquis de Chabannes avec M. le comte de Blacas (1 cahier de 23 pp. extraits de la correspondance publiée à Londres en 1815) - [ Mémoire adressé au Roi dénonçant le Concordat ] (1 cahier de 32 pp.) - Prédictions tirées mot à mot du livre intitulé Mirabilis Liber (4 pp. in-4) - Prophétie de St Césaire Evêque d'Arles. Autre prophétie d'un St homme (2 pp.) - Sainte Lettre envoyée miraculeusement par NSJC (1 p.) - Fin de la Prophétie de St Césaire. Suite de la prophétie de (?) traduite par le Curé de Mouna Mounou (?) (4 pp.) - Chanson royaliste louant le retour du Lys (2 pp.) - Instructions ou devoirs d'un Père à ses Enfants (3 pp.) Très intéressant recueil de documents manuscrits, rédigés de la même main, durant la période 1817-1825. Tous ces manuscrits (le plus souvent des copies d'ouvrages, plus ou moins commentés), manifestent remarquablement l'étrange atmosphère régnant, au lendemain de la seconde Restauration, dans certains milieux ultra extrêmement attentifs à tous les prophétismes servant leur cause. Les nombreux faux-dauphins, parmi lesquels Mathurin Bruneau (qui mourra en prison en 1822), sauront profiter de leurs espoirs déçus. Prix du lot. Langue: Français

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        MAISONS DE CAMPAGNE DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS. Choix des plus remarquables maisons bourgeoises nouvellement construites aux alentours de Paris avec plans desineées d'après nature par. Ouvrage composé de cinquante planches.

      Monrocq Frères, Paris - 36x28, anteport, port. (mancha de húm. y óx), 50 láms grabs. (mancha de hum. margen dcho, no afecta grab, puntos de óx, pérdida de parte de las hojas de papel cebolla, lám. 34 suelta). Cartoné edit. bastante det. - La relación más completa de las casas de los alrededores de París de mediados del s.XIX es esta obra del grabador y acuarelista Victor Petit (1817-1874). Cada lámina presenta la fachada, muy pulcramente dibujada y grabada, y los planos de las plantas. s.f

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        Something to Look at or the Return of the Embassy.

      (Pubd. Octor. 1817 by J. Johnston), (1817), (London): - 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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        ARMATA, A Fragment; Together with THE SECOND PART OF ARMATA

      London: John Murray 1817 - First edition of both parts, each an INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary full red morocco gilt. All edges gilt. A very good copy, the attractive binding with gilt borders and titles, skillfully repaired to the spine tips. Previous owner&#146;s bookplate to the reverse of the front free endpaper with some spotting and darkening to the margins of early pages. Volume one inscribed at the head of the title page "To Miss Emily Calcraft / with the author&#146;s best regards", an ink inscription "By Lord Erskine" partially scratched out from beneath the printed title. Two pages with emmendations in the margins. Volume two inscribed at the head of the title page "To Miss Emily Calcraft / from the author" and with notes to the margins of three pages. At the rear, over six pages in manuscript are an appendix and notes by the author. No appendix was printed in the first or second edition, and we have not seen a third edition but when comparing the manuscript with that of the Appendix published in the fourth edition there are minor mainly editorial differences. Scarce in first edition, rare in presentation state. The first work of science fiction by a Scottish author, Armata is also considered to be the first novel with a parallel (twin) Earth concept. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tableau de la Campagne d&#146;Automne de 1813, en Allemagne, depuis la rupture de l&#146;Armistice jusu&#146;au passage du Rhin par l&#146;Armee francaise; Avec une Carte topographique des environs de Leipzig. Par un Officier russe.

      A Paris, Chez} Arthus Bertrand, libraire, rue Hautefeuille, no. 23; Magimel, Anselin et Pochard, libraries, rue Dauphine. 1817. [With a Map of Leipzig & Four Folding Tables] - Size of binding: 5 in. x 8 in., half-title with publisher&#146;s/printer&#146;s ad on reverse (De l&#146;Imprimerie de Poulet, quai des Augustins, no. 9); titlepage with military-themed woodcut device; Preface (pp. [i]-xi), one page Avertisement (notes for using the map); folding map of Leipzig & Environs (Lithographie par Darmet/Impe' Lithographie par Engelmann); [4] pp. of Legende du Plan (notes on arrangement of forces on map); pp. [1]-200; follwed by four folding plates/tables(organization, plans of battle, etc). Bound in tan & brown paste-paper covered boards with light brown leather title label on spine, with gilt-stamped title, reading: CAMPAGNE DE 1813 EN ALLEMA, with gilt borders and three gilt lines across spine. The spine shows a 2 inch section of the paste-paper chipped away, wear to spine ends, wear to cover corners, edges; some age-related tan spotting to endpapers, plates, page margins, some ink spots in a few page margins. Name in ink at top of the titlepage: G. Aipely (?). The map shows two brown stains in the bottom edge, a 4 inch horizontal split along the left-hand first horizontal fold, and 1 inch split to one of the lower vertical folds; the first of the four plates shows a 3 inch tear to the central left-hand blank margin; some tanning to the edges of all the plates. Copy in an early binding. The scan shows the spine & front cover. (French text). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: containing one hundered Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions; including the whole of Philidor's Analysis, with copious selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c. Arranged

      [26 ad]+282+[2 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in original stiff boards with spine label in black lettering. (Hagedorn: 3. 1817) 1st American edition.This is the third chess book published in the United States and was not noted by Fiske in his bibliographical work. A revised edition was also published in 1817. Fisk first notes this in 1824, as a reprint of the London 1806 edition and notes that it was reprinted in England in 1809, 1813, 1819 and at other times. The name of the compiler has never been made public. The miscellaneous collection of anecdotes, essays and poems at the end is not without interst.Condition:Corners bumped and rubbed, paper hinges cracked, spine rubbed, former owner's label on front paste down else a good to very good copy of a very scarce chess item.

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        A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage to Pitcairn's Island; Including an Interesting Sketch of the Present State of the Brazils and of Spanish South America

      Law & Whittaker, London 1817 - [12]+180 pages with 16 etchings on 12 plates (including the frontispiece), two of them folding. Octavo (8¼" x 5") period half calf with marbled boards, spine tooled in blind, morocco label. (Hill, Pacific Voyages, p.274 describing the first edition) Second Edition. After reconnoitering Brazil, the Briton was ordered to the Pacific in search of the American frigate Essex, then threatening British whalers in those waters. Hill calls this "A very interesting narrative including some curious details regarding the mutiny of the Bounty, and the meeting with the last survivor, John Adams, when the ship called at Pitcairn Island." He also notes information regarding Captain David Porter, of the Essex, and his proceedings in the Marquesas. This second edition was published the same year as the first, which came out of Taunton, Somersetshire, England. When the Briton, accompanied by the Tagus, visited Pitcairn on September 17, 1814, Shilliber did not go ashore, but he interviewed the young men who came out to the ship. Among them was Thursday October Christian, Fletcher Christian&#146;s first born son, and Shilliber drew a sketch of him, the only one known to exist. Below the sketch he wrote "Friday October Christian." Condition: Some rubbing and wear to the covers, spine foot chipped; some foxing and darkening to the contents, small wormholes in lower margins, 1 folding plate with 4" crease tear, back hinge beginning else very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Algiers: being a Complete Picture of the Barbary States; their Government, Laws, Religion, and Natural Productions; And containing a Sketch of their various Revolutions.

      Edwards, London 1817 - Algiers: being a Complete Picture of the Barbary States; their Government, Laws, Religion, and Natural Productions; And containing a Sketch of their various Revolutions, A description of the Domestic Manners and Customs of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks; An Account of the four Great Capitals of Algiers, Tripoli, Tunis and Morocco, and A Narrative of the various Attacks upon Algiers, by the European States; Including a faithful Detail of the late glorious Victory of lord Exmouth. Modern paper covered boards, paper labelled spine, pp. iv, 2, 411. New endpapers, some limited browning, mainly to preliminary and trailing pages, a 4 cm closed tear in the margin of page 309, small part of upper corner of page 329 torn off without loss of text, lower corner of page 333 creased, 2 cm closed tear in bottom margin of page 347, tear in upper inner margin of pages 365 and 391, 6 cm closed tear in upper part of page 403, upper part of page 405 creased with a closed tear, 1 cm closed tear in the margin of one plate, the margin of another plate lightly creased and a remark by pencil in the margin of yet another plate. Printed title page within woodcut border, 9 plates coloured by hand plus a folding map, coloured by hand as well. Though the title refers to Algeria, the other North-African states are dealt with as well. Jackson describes the culture of the various people of northern Africa; the many aspects of their customs and manners including details of daily life, the way they dress, their history, religion, etc. Abbey Travel 300. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Natuurbeschouwingen voornamelijk in het rijk der dieren ingerigt tot een aangenaam en leerzaam leesgeschenk voor de aankomende jeugd.

      . Amsterdam, C. L. Schleijer, 1817. 8vo. viii, 142, [ii] pp., eight hand coloured copper-engraved plates of which three larger, folded. Contemporary blind marbled paper boards. Edges dyed yellow.* Ver rare work on natural history, with hand-coloured plates of gaudy birds (five plates, including three large, folded), butterflies (two) and Orthoptera and Odonata (one). The text is presented as a dialogue between a teacher and a pupil, and is takes place in the small town of Muiderberg near Amsterdam. Perhaps this is a clue as to the identity of the author. The scientific basis is formed by the works of Houttuyn and Martinet. The last two pages contain a list of other works published by Schleijer. Boards rather rubbed, especially at the joints and corners. Small old paper repair to one folded plate, bookplate of former owner (an entomologist) on front paste-down. Text pages and plates clean. A very good copy. The work is reviewed in the Vaderlandsche Letteroefeningen, 1817. There is little documentation on this book, and there is only one auction record in the last 35 years from Sotheby's 1984, noting: "couldn't find this". Neither in Landwehr, nor in Nissen; not in the Osborne collection of early children's books..

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        Observations on the analogy which subsists between the calculus of functions and other branches of analysis

      London: Bulmer, 1817. Babbage, Charles. Observations on the analogy which subsists between the calculus of functions and the other branches of analysis. Prepublication offprint from Philosophical Transactions 107 (1817). London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1817. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards. 22pp. 265 x 208 mm. Fine. <p>A continuation of Babbage&#39;s work on the calculus of functions, demonstrating "some of his thought processes and inspiration for his creativity in the calculus of functions" (Dubbey 1978, 76). This is a prepublication printing, with its own pagination and the notice on the verso of the title. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 7. Origins of Cyberspace 21.</p>

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        PARADISE LOST, TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED, THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR AND CRITICISM ON THE POEM, BY SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

      F.C. and J. Rivington, et al, London 1817 - TWO VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. All edges gilt. Covers bordered in gilt fillets and floral designs, central gilt chain rectangle with florets at each corner. Panelled spines with elaborate gilt designs and red leather labels. Spines have been professionally restored, hinges reinforced. Dark green endpapers, likely replaced at some time in the past. Presented together with: PARADISE REGAINED, WITH SELECT NOTES SUBJOINED; TO WHICH IS ADDED, A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF HIS MISCELLANEOUS POEMS. "PARADISE LOST" contains a portrait frontispiece and lovely vignette title-page, as well as a vignette tail piece at the conclusion, and a full-page engraving of Adam and Eve. "PARADISE REGAINED" has an engraved frontispiece and a single full-page plate of Samson and Delilah at p.130. Plates are moderately foxed, with some peripheral water-staining. Text is exceptionally fresh. A mellow, kindly restored duet in a contemporary binding. 384-432pp. Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life of Anthony Benezet

      Philadelphia: Published by James P. Parke / Merritt, Printer. 1817. First. First edition. 12mo. [8], 136pp. Lacking the front board and frontispiece, rear board detached but present, pages toned but uncut, wear along the spine, good plus. Housed in a half morocco clamshell case. A marvelous association copy, Inscribed by the author on the title page: "Prince Saunders with the Author&#39;s respects." The Library Company of Philadelphia has six works by Prince Saunders, some inscribed by him to Philadelphia abolitionists, but we have not found a single copy of any book presented to him or known to have been in his library. Born in New England, Saunders was a African-American scholar who went to England. There he met William Wilberforce, who encouraged him to go to Haiti. Saunders became the confidant of Haitian Emperor Christophe, and wrote The Haytian Papers. The following year he came to Philadelphia, where he met several anti-slavery leaders including Roberts Vaux, a noted Philadelphia-born jurist and abolitionist. "Polished and witty, he became a confidant of Christophe, vaccinated his children, and was entrusted by him with an embassy to England. Saunders was impressed with the black king and his black kingdom. To express this feeling he edited the Haytian Papers, a translation and commentary of the Code Henri... In 1818 Saunders came to Philadelphia ... and made the acquaintance of the Philadelphia anti-slavery leaders. One of the most important of these was William Rawle ... Another was Roberts Vaux, a tireless Quaker man-of-good-works, to whom Saunders wrote..." LCP, Negro History 1553-1903 #74 (being an 1822 ALS to Vaux). .

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        Carte topographique, minéralogique et statistique de la France réduite de celle de Cassini, à l'échelle de 1/388800 (1 lig. pr. 450t). Rectifiée d'après les nouvelles Observations astronomiques, les levés du Cadastre., les Travaux des Ponts-et-Chaussées, des Mines &c. Dressées et dessinée par Alexis Donnet. Gravées par R. Wahl, Dandeleux et Malo. La lettre gravée par A. Peliciers.

      - Paris, chez Hyacinthe Langlois, 1817. Engraved map, comprising the 'Tableau d'Assemblage' sheet and 24 numbered sheet (25 sheet in all), with borders hand-coloured and roads highlighted in red and orange. Dissected and mounted on 25 folding linen sheets, vellum pull tags lettered and numbered in pen. Contained in 2 contemporary French green quarter-morocco gilt cases. A beautiful preserved copy. Alexis Donnet likewise is the author of a large map of Paris and environment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OUEVRES DE P. CORNEILLE (THE COMPLETE WORKS, 12 VOL SET - COMPLETE)

      Antoine-Augustin Renouard, Paris 1817 - Paris: Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1817. Hardcover. Good +. 12 vol set, the complete works. Text in French. Each volume approx 450 pgs. 5 x 8 in. Half polished brown calf with marbled paper boards. Six squared raised bands, leather labels, gilt decoration and lettering on spines. Marble endpapers. Condition of the books is GOOD+ ; spines are worn, lettering very faded, ends of spines worn, one Vol has tears to top and bottom of spine. Boards are clean but slightly faded and worn. Text has light foxing, bindings very solid, no cracked hinges. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD; A TALE, BY DOCTOR GOLDSMITH

      London: R. Ackermann, 1817. First Edition. leather. Leaves a bit dust-soiled along edges, occasional very light scattered soiling to leaves and plates. Rubbing to the front joint of this attractive binding, covers firm. Near Fine. Large octavo (9" x 10") in late nineteenth-century full olive morocco by Riviere, covers and spine tooled in compartments with gilt floral ornaments, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, burgundy endpapers. The First Rowlandson Edition with 24 lovely hand-colored aquatints by the artist. Complete with the Introduction leaf, the Advertisement leaf, and the two Memoir leaves. Prideaux, page 138. Tooley, 436.

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        Lettres inédites de Fénelon pour servir à deux passages de son histoire par M. De Bausset, publiées d'après les manuscrits de la bibliothèque de Grenoble.

      Paris, Goujon, Libraire de LL.AA.RR Madame la Duchesse de Berry et Madame la Duchesse d'Orléans, 1817 - In-8, 44 p. Inscription manuscrite offert à Désiré Rochette.- (RAOUL-ROCHETTE (Désiré-Raoul Rochette dit)) Archéologue français.Reliure plein maroquin rouge signée Clauss, dos à nerfs, titre doré sur le dos. La première lettre est relative au livre des maximes des Saints. Fénelon s'y déclare disposé à condamner très simplement ce livre, s'il est condamné par le pape ; mais il se plaint du tour que l'on donne à ses lettres et à ses paroles. "Je suis, écrit-il [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        VICTOIRES , CONQUETES , DESASTRES , REVERS ET GUERRES CIVILES DES FRANCAIS de 1792 à 1815 . Edition ORIGINALE complete en 29 VOLUMES , dont les 150 Portraits de Maréchaux & de Généraux ( Tomes 28 & 29 )

      - Paris . PANCKOUCKE . 1817 - 1821 . Edition originale . 29 volumes reliés . cartonnage caramel orné à froid , dos lisses à pieces de titre & tomaison , 13,5 x 21,3 cm , NON ROGNÈS . 250 à 450 pages par volumes . Tome 1 à 24 : Histoire ornées DE 171 PLANS ET GRAVURES en simple , double ou triple pages ( une en supplément ) . Tomes 25 & 26 ; Errata et biographie générale . Tome 27 , fac similés et oeuvres diverses . Tomes 28 et 29 : 150 PORTRAITS DE MARECHAUX et GENERAUX avec une biographie .( Ces deux volumes manquent généralement . ) . Petits defauts de reliure ou petits manques aux pieces de titre , sinon parfait ensemble complet . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CAPUCHINOS CATALANES EN AMÉRICA] VÍCTIMAS DE LA ANÁRQUICA FEROCIDAD. ELOGIO HISTÓRICO-FÚNEBRE QUE EN EL SOLEMNE FUNERAL MANDÓ CELEBRAR EL M. R. P. Fr. ESTEBAN DE BARCELONA. EN HONOR Y SUFRAGIO DE LOS 30 PP. MISIONEROS CAPUCHINOS CON SUS 4 HH. ENFERMEROS, HIJOS TODOS DE LA MISMA PROVINCIA, Y SACRIFICADOS CON VIOLENTA MUERTE POR LOS INSURGENTES DE AMÉRICA EN LA PROVINCIA DE GUAYANA EN DISTINTOS DÍAS DESDE EL FEBRERO AL JUNIO DEL AÑO 1817.

      - 35 pp.+1 estado plegado con la Noticia del estado actual de las Misiones de RR. PP. Capuchinos Catalanes en la provincia de Guayana que en virtud de su Ordenanza décima de América presenta el Prefecto de ellas. Muy buen ejemplar con todas sus barbas. Enc. en holandesa. 23x16,5. En la imprenta de Felipe Tolosa. Vich, s/f (ca. 1818). El suceso se enmarca en la independencia de Venezuela, al referir el martirio de los monjes capuchinos en Guayana por las fuerzas revolucionarias. Ejemplar raro y poco frecuente en comercio; en él se hace una descripción exhaustiva del asesinato de los misioneros capuchinos en Guayana que tuvo para la Comunidad la consideración de martirio. A principios de 1817 Simón Bolívar entró en Guayana, uno de los principales centros de oposición realista a la República de Venezuela, y en el verano había logrado expulsar a las fuerzas realistas. Este impreso ofrece un relato de primera mano de la persecución y ejecución de los treinta padres capuchinos que habían jugado un papel importante en el fomento de la resistencia a los revolucionarios. El suceso destruyó una comunidad próspera indígena fundada por la Orden en la región. Palau, ref. 362676. CATALUÑA AMÉRICA LIBROS ANTIGUOS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IL DON GIOVANNI; DRAMMA, IN DUE ATTI. DON JUAN; A GRAND OPERA, IN TWO

      1817. Paperback. Good. MOZART, W. A. IL DON GIOVANNI; DRAMMA, IN DUE ATTI. DON JUAN; A GRAND OPERA, IN TWO ACTS: REPRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LONDON, AT THE KING&#39;S THEATRE, IN THE HAYMARKET, APRIL, 1817. London: W. Winchester & Son, 1817. viii + [2] + 104 pp. 12mo., sewn wrappers, front wrapper blank with handwritten description of contents, dated April 1817. Light soil and age toning to wrappers, corners somewhat dog-eared. Includes Preface. A few nicked page edges, else in remarkably good condition. Libretto only. Dual language, with Italian on verso, and English translation on facing recto.

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        Panorama D'Angleterre, ou Ephémérides Anglaises, Politiques et Littéraires

      au Bureau du Panorma; chez Plancer; et chez tous les Libraires des départemens, Paris, 1817-1818 - Vol.1 with engraved frontispiece portrait of Mistress Siddons, double-page engraved musical score, hand-coloured plate of "Modes Anglaise" and folding hand-coloured plate of "Ordre des Chevaliers de la Bombe". Vol.2 with double-page engraved musical score as frontispiece. Two volumes. 8vo. [213 x 133 x 75 mm]. [1]f, iv, 332 pp; [1]f, 260, 273-348, [3] pp. Uncut and partly unopened. bound with the original printed pink front wrappers in modern boards with printed labels. A little light damp-staining at the front of vol.2, but a very good copy. Vol.1 is dated Juillet 1817 and vol.2 Janvier 1818. The work appears to be very rare: there is a copy in the Bibliothèque Nationale and OCLC lists one at Minnesota. It is not in the British Library or the Bodleain catalogues. The work is full of information and observation, and pokes some fun at the English. The hand-coloured folding plate is of a scatalogical nature.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      TH. DESOER 1817 - 24 volumes, manque le tome 25 qui contient la table analytique, théâtre, poésie, histoire générale, histoire particulière, philosophie, dictionnaire philosophique, littérature, correspondance générale, correspondance particulière, in-8 ~10 000 p rousseurs, défauts au dos, un peu jauni, petits défauts, usage [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chambre des Pairs de France. Session de 1816 / Chambre des Députés. Discours sur l'aliénation des bois de l'Etat.

      Paris, Imprimerie de P. Didot l'aîné / Hacquart 1817 - 45 pièces en un fort vol. in-8. demi-basane, dos lisse orné filets, dents-de-rat et fleurs de lis dorés, pièce de titre orangée, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Très important recueil cohérent sur la session parlementaire de 1817. C'est la pièce de titre d'époque qui, curieusement, met exclusivement l'accent du recueil sur la question des bois de l'Etat, mais seulement quelques interventions sont relatives à ce problème et en fait les différentes pièces portent sur l'intégralité de la discussion de la loi de finances de 1817 (III et XXXV, annexe sur les douanes), tant devant la Chambre des Pairs que devant la Chambre des Députés : [CHAMBRE DES PAIRS] I. DESSOLLES (Jean-Joseph) : Séance du jeudi 20 mars 1817. Rapport fait à la Chambre au nom d'une commission spéciale chargée de l'examen du projet de loi de finances (60 pp.). - II. [CLARKE (Henri-Jacques-Guillaume) :] Discours du ministre de la Guerre, en réponse aux principales objections qui ont été faites contre le budget de son département (32 pp.). - III. Séance du samedi 8 mars 1817. Projet de loi sur les finances, adopté par la Chambre des Députés le 6 mars 1817 (96 pp.). - IV. DESSOLLES : Séance du lundi 24 mars 1817. Résumé sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (7 pp.). - V. GARNIER (Germain) : Séance du mardi 25 mars 1817. Rapport fait à la Chambre, au nom d'une commission spéciale chargée de l'examen du projet de loi relatif aux douanes (15 pp.). - VI. CHATEAUBRIAND (François-Auguste de) : Séance du vendredi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (42 pp.). - VII. SAINT-AIGNAN (Charles-Paul-François de Beauvilliers, duc de) : Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Opinion contre le titre XI du projet de loi sur les finances (26 pp.). - VIII. BRISSAC (Augustin-Marie-Paul-Pétronille-Timoléon de Cossé, duc de) : Séance du jeudi 20 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (47 pp.). - IX. SABRAN (Elzéar-Louis-Zosime de) : Séance du lundi 24 mars 1817. Opinion sur le titre XI de la loi de finances (10 pp.). - X. LAPLACE (Pierre-Simon de) : Séance du vendredi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (7 pp.). - XI. MONTMORENCY (Mathieu-Jean-Félicité de) : Séance du vendredi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (19 pp.). - XII. MARMONT (Auguste-Frédéric-Louis Viesse de) : Séance du jeudi 20 mars 1817. Opinion du Duc de Raguse sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (74 pp., avec 13 tableaux hors-texte). - XIII. [PASQUIER (Etienne-Denis) :] Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Discours du Garde des Sceaux en réponse aux objections faites contre la loi de finances (19 pp.). - XIV. TABARIE (Michel-Marie-Etienne-Victor) : Séance du lundi 24 mars 1817. Discours en réponse aux objections faites contre le budget de ce département [la Guerre] (31 pp.). - XV. FITZ-JAMES (Edouard de) : Séance du vendredi 21 février 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (26 pp.). - XVI. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-DOUDEAUVILLE (Ambroise-Polycarpe de) : Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi des finances (27 pp.). - XVII. RAIGECOURT (Anne-Antoine-Bernard Gournay de) : Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (19 pp.). - XVIII. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-LIANCOURT (François-Alexandre-Frédéric de) : Séance du lundi 24 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (26 pp.). - XIX. POLIGNAC (Jules de) : Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (11 pp.). - XX. LA VAUGUYON (Paul-François de Quélen de Stuer de Caussade, duc de) : Séance du vendrdi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (30 pp.). - XXI. ROUGE (Louis-Victurnien de) : Séance du vendredi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (12 pp.). -XXII. ROSANBO (Jean-Marie-Louis Le Pelletier de) : Séance du s [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1817 - Smirke's delightful plates were issued by Cadell and Fields in a four- volume quarto edition of 1818 (CERVANTES, MIQUEL DE) The earliest state of the plates, one of a few copies thus issued, for the publisher's edition of 1818. Folio (album). [2] leaves (Title, plus Table of plates) + 74 plates (26 vignettes and 48 illustrations) after drawings by Robert Smirke, engraved by E. Engleheart, R. Goldiing, A. Raimbach, J. Scott, C. Warren, J. Mitan, Finden, C. Armstrong, et. al. PROOFS BEFORE LETTERS ON INDIA PAPER signed and dated in the print, mounted to folio sheets. (One plate, No. 11, is duplicated). Bound in later brown half morocco and marbled boards. First two leaves (Title and Table) show smalll, neat repairs at lower edge. Beautifully mounted and elegantly bound collection of these plates, in a perfect state of preservation. Rare. Ashbee, An Iconography of Don Quixote, #119 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Two full signatures! Owner of about 60 slaves and a cotton plantation in Alabama, Jackson buys a <I>?plank of a Boat?</I> which he will use for a house for his cotton gin given to the Cherokee by the U.S. government when they owned the land ten years earlier

      Autograph Document Signed ?Andrew Jackson? two times in text, one page, 7.5? x 2.5?. [Melton?s Bluff, Alabama], November 5, 1817. Lightly foxed, ink spots. Nick at top edge, uneven right and lower edges. Darkly penned by Jackson. On laid paper. Fine condition.In full, ?November 5th 1817. Then recd of Andrew Jackson twenty dollars in full for the plank of a Boat, Bought by Andrew Jackson from Richard Gunn, & claimed by Simeon & Janus.? Signed ?Saml. Scott & Co.? The text is completely in the hand of Andrew Jackson. Docketed by Jackson on verso ?Recpt for money / paid for plank / for gin house / Meltons Bluff.?Tensions in the South between the frontier settlers and the Creek Indians began in Revolutionary times. The Continental Congress received numerous reports on skirmishes between settlers and the Creeks. On August 30,1813, Creek Indians massacred several hundred pioneers at Fort Mims, near Tensaw, in south Alabama, Mississippi Territory. Col. Andrew Jackso

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        LA VOLIERE DE LA JEUNESSE.

      Libraire Rue Hautefeville, Paris 1817 - French Language; B/ W engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; iii, 164 [2]; 263 [3] pages; La volie Re de la jeunesse, ou Cours complet d'e Tude sur l'histoire naturelle des oiseaux . Suivi d'un traite Sur l'art de les empailler. Tall 12mo, contemp. Gilt-paneled speckled calf, spines richly gilt, morocco spine labels; worn & desiccated. With 64 folding engraved plates of birds [as called for], in G/VG condition. Occasional minor dampstaining. French language text. Complete. Contents good. French Language text. WorldCat locates only 1 copy. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lycée, ou Cours de Littérature ancienne et moderne / Par J. F. Laharpe. - Nouvelle édition, augmentée et compléte. Tome Premier [.& Tome Seizième] (16 vol.)

      Paris : Et. Ledoux et Tenré 1817 - ~ 16 vol. ~ Pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisse orné, titre et tomes dorés sur pièces de tomaisons rouges et bleus, filet doré courant sur les coupes ~ 1: XXXV+354p; 2: 2f+453p; 3: 2f+339p; 4: 2f+421p; 5: 2f+394p+1f; 6: 2f+412p; 7: 2f+408p; 8: 2f+416p; 9: 2f+414p+1f; 10: 2f+426p; 11: 2f+483p; 12: 2f+418p+1f; 13: 2f+561p; 14: 2f+398p+1f; 15: 2f+342p+1f; 16: 2f+399p ~ 14x9x39cm. ~ Léger manque de cuir et déchirures dans qq. dos et plats, l'intérieur bon état. Un bel ensemble ~ Heavy item, circa 3.5 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering) / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des campagnes d'Italie en 1813 et 1814

      Egerton and Booth,, A Londres, 1817 - Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 26, pp. (4) 228 (4); (2) + 7 tavole incise in rame e più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello in marocchino bicolore. Tagli colorati, dentelles e sguardie marmorizzate. Opera non comune e molto documentata sulle campagne del 1813 e 1814 che videro Lombardia, Veneto e Friuli teatro di massicce operazioni militari. La trattazione storica è basata su materiali autentici forniti dallo Stato Maggiore dell'esercito italiano. Esemplare freschissimo ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, impreziosito da una legatura da grande collezione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two of the Succession or St. Fenoli [i.e. Féréol] Falls / St. Anne&#39;s River

      Philip John Bainbrigge (1817-1881), son of General Sir Philip Bainbrigge (1786-1862), was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on January 16, 1817. He entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in 1830 and graduated in 1833. He travelled widely in Upper and Lower Canada and the Maritimes, reporting on fortifications and other defensive measures. He was assigned special survey duty concerning the Maine-New Brunswick boundary dispute and was acting as adjutant from 1841 until his return to England on August 4, 1842. "Like many British officer-painters, Bainbrigge received his artistic training at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. There, he was instructed in the proper use of perspective and in the handling of light and shade, and he employed these techniques with an ease and spontaneity well-suited to the principles of landscape painting. His rather individual style, while in accordance with the artistic trends of the time, resulted in watercolours that are quite distinctive. A thematic analysis of Bainbrigge&#39;s work reveals a definite predilection for depicting rural landscapes - either in summer or winter - into which he would work whatever section of the city he could see from his vantage point. His palette thus consisted of a range of natural colours, such as browns, reds and dark greens, which he applied in varying degrees of thickness." (C. Graham) Cf. Conrad Graham, Mont Royalville Marie: Early Plans and Views of Montreal, McCord Museum of Canadian History, p.103. Watercolour with traces of pencil and scratching out, inscribed in pencil as above, and in ink &#39;Given to me by Lt. Bainbrigge Royal Engineers Quebec 6th Feby 1837&#39;.

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        Neuester Strom der Zeiten oder bildliche Darstellung der Weltgeschichte von den aeltesten Zeiten bis zum Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts.

      Wien, Geistinger, 1817. - Kolorierter Kupferstich von 3 Platten. 1332:718 mm, zeitgenössisch auf Leinen aufgezogen und auf zwei schwarzlackierte hölzerne Rundstäbe montiert. Etwas spätere Ausgabe, "fortgesetzt bis zum Jahr 1816 von E. Th. Hohler". Der Historiker und Pädagoge Friedrich Strass (1766-1845) lehrte viele Jahre am Kloster Berge bei Magdeburg. "Eine große Verbreitung erfuhr sein 'Strom der Zeiten', eine historische Uebersichtskarte, die sogar den Beifall des Auslandes fand [.] Die zweite Auflage, bis zum Pariser Frieden reichend, erschien 1813" (ADB). Hier fortgesetzt vom Bibliothekar Emmerich Thomas Hohler (1781-1846), der 1809-25 als Erzieher im Hause Jost Fst. Schwarzenbergs wirkte und "im Rahmen einer vielseitigen schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit [.] auch Schulausgaben lateinischer Klassiker" veröffentlichte (Czeike III, 248); 1829 trat er der Zensurstelle bei. - Papierbedingt gebräunt; einige Randeinrisse und Fleck von altem Klebeband. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar in reizvoller Montage des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Seemann (Geistinger) 521. Vgl. ADB 36, 499. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Agostinheida, poema heroi-cómico em 9 cantos.

      London, W. Flint, 1817. - vii, 182 pp. 12°, contemporary green quarter morocco over marbled boards (wear to corners, joints), flat spine gilt, text-block edges sprinkled green. Light browning. Overall in very good condition. Author's name and date of death written in blank portion of title page in a later hand. ---- FIRST EDITION. The mock hero of this poem is the author's enemy, José Agostinho de Macedo. It is one of the most violent attacks on this controversial clergyman. It appeared again in Lisbon, 1833 (an edition that Innocêncio deemed far inferior to the first), and in Lisbon, 1876, with he author's name on the title page for the first time.Macedo (1761-1831) was a prolific writer of prose and verse, best known for his pamphleteering: "Ponderous and angry like a lesser Samuel Johnson, he bullies and crushes his opponents in the raciest vernacular . . . his idiomatic and vigorous prose will always be read with pleasure" (Bell @Portuguese Literature p. 282). He became a secular priest after his expulsion from the Augustinian Order for, among other misdemeanors, the systematic theft of books. Macedo was a champion of law and order to the point of being a reactionary, and at the end of his life was a staunch friend and defender of D. Miguel. He is also known for his arrogance in literary matters: he believed that Homer's poems, which he had never read in the original, were worthless, and that his epic @Gama, 1811 (reworked and published as @O Oriente, 1814), could have taught Camões how @Os Lusiadas should have been written.Pato Moniz, an intimate friend and literary disciple of Bocage, can be considered a transitional figure between @arcadismo and romanticism. Born near the Arco do Cego in Lisbon in 1781, the son of a minor nobleman, he eventually sold his inheritance, and lived by his pen, writing for the theater and editing political and literary newspapers. After the establishment of freedom of the press in Portugal in 1820 he wrote the first political newspaper, @Portuguez constitucional, which began in September that year and continued on a daily basis for more than two years, with the exception of interruptions when the author was employed editing the @Diário das Côrtes. He was elected from Setúbal to the Côrtes of 1822?1823. Advocating ever more radical measures, immediately following the Villa?franca coup he was sent South of the Tejo and then deported to the Ilha do Fogo in Cabo Verde, where he is said to have died under harsh conditions, probably in 1827.---- Innocêncio VI, 307. Bell, @Portuguese Literature p. 187. This first edition not in Palha; see 1016 for the second edition, Lisbon 1833, which Innocêncio deemed vastly inferior to the original. See also Álvaro Manuel Machado in @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 320; the same author in @Biblos, III, 873; @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, I, 611-2. NUC: DLC, MiU, MH. OCLC: 561870308 (British Library); 490953452 (Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle); 23545052 (University of California-Los Angeles, University of Kansas, Tulane University, Harvard College Library, University of Michigan, Washington University-St. Louis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library-University of Toronto, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen). Porbase locates five copies at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and one at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa-Bibloteca João Paulo II. Copac repeats British Library and adds Oxford University. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tableau du Royaume de Caboul, et de ses dépendances dans la Perse, la Tartarie et l'Inde offrant les moeurs, usages et costumes de cet empire

      Nepveu,, Paris, 1817 - Tre volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. xliv, 189 (3); (4) 222 (2); (4) 223 (1). Con 14 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Esemplare con qualche fioritura ed arrossatura sparsa, ma complessivamente genuino e ben conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Briefe über den Kaukasus und Georgien, nebst angehängtem Reisebericht über Persien vom Jahre 1812 und Uebersicht der Geschichte Persiens seit Nadir Schah. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Heinrich von Struve. Mit 4 Vignetten und 2 Charten.

      Hamburg, Perthes und Besser, 1817. - FL3545 8°. 1 Bl. Titel, VI S., 1 Bl., 329 S., 1 Bl. Schwarz marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild sowie Allseitenrotschnitt. Der Einband etwas berieben mit ca. 5x8 cm Fehlstelle im Bezugspapier auf hinterem Deckel und ca.2x4 cm am Buchrücken unten. Vorliegend ein Ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar mit Kopierstiftsignaturen und Stempel ausschließlich auf Vorsatz und Titel. Im Innenbereich durchgehend zumeist nur wenig finger- oder stockfleckig. Mit den beiden Karten, von denen die "Charte vom Caucasus, von Georgien, und einem Theil Persiens" colorirt und vielfach gefaltet ist (ein hinterlegter Randeinriß). Insgesamt durchaus gutes Expl. 530

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        EPISTLES, ODES, AND OTHER POEMS.

      Carpenter and Son, London 1817 - Covers bordered by double fillets with corner floral embellishments and central flaming urn, all in gilt. Spine is panelled with gilt designs and gilt title, date at foot. Wide inner dentelles, red watered-silk endpapers. This is the second volume only. All edges gilt. A fine FORE-EDGE PAINTING is concealed under the gilt. A view of the Parthenon situated on the Acropolis captures the central aspect of the painting. Green trees and yellow bushes make up the border and foreground. Two people in long cloaks appear to be riding "penny farthings" (high wheel bicycles) and admiring the structure. To the right is a calm sea with a single boat, its sail set. The painting remains vivid, fine coloration, likely rendered in the 1910-1920 period. Sextodecimo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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