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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>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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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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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Année 1817 - Volume IV - Tome Septième [ Tome 7 - Tome VII ] : Recherches de Mm. Dulong et Petit sur la mesure des températures et sur les lois de la communication de la chaleur ; Recherches chimiques sur plusieurs corps gras (Chevreul) ; Extrait d'un Mémoire sur le Mouvement des Fluides élastiques dans des tuyaux cylindriques (Poisson) ; Note sur la fixité du degré d'ébullition des liquides (Gay-Lussac), Lettre de M. Berzelius à M. Berthollet sur deux métaux nouveaux [ Découverte du Sélénium ], etc.

      Crochard 1817 - 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1817, 448 pp., 2 ff. (annonce de l'éditeur Crochard), avec 2 planches hors texte (dont une dépliante) Contient notamment : Recherches de Mm. Dulong et Petit sur la mesure des températures et sur les lois de la communication de la chaleur ; Recherches chimiques sur plusieurs corps gras (Chevreul) ; Extrait d'un Mémoire sur le Mouvement des Fluides élastiques dans des tuyaux cylindriques (Poisson) ; Note sur la fixité du degré d'ébullition des liquides (Gay-Lussac), etc. Rare exemplaire du tome 7 des Annales de Chimie et de Physique contenant l'important Mémoire (récompensé du prix de physique de l'Académie des Sciences), rédigé par Pierre Louis Dulong et Alexis Thérèse Petit (pp. 113-154 ; 225-264 et 337-367 avec les deux planches hors texte). DSB, IV, 240 Etat très satisfaisant (cartonnage lég. frotté, un f. mal coupé mais bien complet) Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TALES OF MY LANDLORD, consisting of BLACK DWARF, and OLD MORTALITY

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & John Murray., 1817 - Four volumes; size of the bindings: 4 ¼ in. x 6 7/8 in. Vol. I: [4], [1]-363 pp. with imprint at the bottom of page 363; Vol. II: [4], [3]-340 pp., with the imprint at the bottom of p. 340; Vol. III: [4], [3]-349 pp., with the imprint at the bottom of p. 349; Vol. IV: [4], [3]-347 pp., with the imprint at the bottom of p. 347. Half-titles present in all volumes. The dedication leaf in placed after the half-title in Vol. I. Vol. II, p. 42, line 3, reads "tower." "Black Dwarf" is Vol. I on the title page, but has no Volume Number on the spine. "Old Mortality" is numbered Vols. I, II, and III on the spines, but Vols. II, III, and IV on the respective title pages. Bound in full, dark brown morocco leather by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt stamp on the lower front inner turn-in, five raised bands on the spine, with gilt titling, double-line borders, and richly gilt inner dentelles, green watered silk endpapers, top-edge gilt. Fading to the spines and cover margins. At the top of the half-title in Vol. I is a faded name in ink. The outer hinges and lower spine ends show a little light rubbing. Some light scattered tan spotting is present on some pages. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the reverse of the front free endpapers. Weight 3.5 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KENTUCKY HARMONY. OR, A CHOICE COLLECTION OF PSALM TUNES, HYMNS, AND ANTHEMS; IN THREE PARTS. TAKEN FROM THE MOST EMINENT AUTHORS,A ND WELL ADAPTED TO CHRISTIAN CHURCHES, SINGING SCHOOLS, OR PRIVATE SOCIETIES

      Harrisonburg, Virginia: Printed and Sold by the Author, [N.d., 1817].. 160pp. Lacks pages 55-58. Original full calf. Some crazing and abrading to boards. Spine worn. Inked dates to title. Marginal staining to first few leaves. Text uniformly toned. Lacks two leaves (pages 55-58) and the front free endpaper. Rear endpaper chipped. Good. Second, and expanded, edition of the first Southern shape- note tunebook. "In its first edition, KENTUCKY HARMONY had melodies taken primarily from John Wyeth&#39;s REPOSITORY OF SACRED MUSIC (1810) and several other Northern tunebooks. Subsequent editions were made up less of Northern materials and included more folk- like melodies that were popular in the South" (W. K. McNeil, editor, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN GOSPEL MUSIC, p. 215). Fewer than ten copies listed in OCLC; such songbooks were literally used to death. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 43817.

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        Poëmes élégiaques, précédés d"un Discours sur l"Elégie héroique.

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817 - Edition originale sous cette forme, in-8; in-8; 316p., [1p. Table]; frontispice représentant l"abbaye de Saint-Denis et des cercueils éparpillés: Saint Louis, Turenne, Henri II, Henri IV?, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe dans le texte. Reliure d"époque signée P. Doll en maroquin rouge à grain long frappé des armes de la Duchesse d"Angoulême, Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte de France, fille de Louis XVI et de Marie-Antoinette, dans un encadrement de motifs décoratifs; dos à nerfs finement orné, tranches dorées. Plat inférieur un peu noirci, gardes postérieures fortement tachées, traces de pliures à un feuillet. Une émouvante provenance pour cet ouvrage évoquant sous forme de poèmes héroïques les évènements tragiques auxquels la propriétaire du livre -emprisonnée au Temple avec ses parents et en compagnie de son jeune frère- fut étroitement mêlée. On y trouve en effet: "Les tombeaux de l"Abbaye Royale de Saint-Denis"; "L"Orpheline du Temple" [Marie-Thérèse elle-même] avec une Notice sur le Temple et suivi de Notes; "L"héroisme de la piété fraternelle"; "Le Martyre de Louis XVI", accompagné de Notes. Marie-Thérèse devint duchesse d"Angoulême par son mariage en 1799 avec son cousin germain Louis-Antoine d"Artois, fils aîné de Charles X, et fut la belle-soeur de Marie-Caroline, duchesse de Berry. Les armes ornant cet ouvrage furent portées jusqu"à l"accession au trône de Charles X en 1824, date à laquelle la duchesse prit les armes et le titre de Dauphine. Olivier 2553 fer 2. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language, compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner.

      - London, printed for the author 1817. Two volumes octavo half calf (expertly rebacked preserving the original panels); engraved frontispiece. A little spotting or browning at the very ends but an excellent, fresh and quite handsome set. First edition of this readable, quite exciting, account of Mariner's four years in Tonga, first as a teenage captive then as an adopted son of the king; still regarded as the best account of pre-Christian Tonga. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Voyage in His Majesty's Ship Alceste to the Yellow Sea et al

      John Murray, London 1817 - Contempory rebinding in blue buckrum with gilt lettering to spine, this hardcover First Edition has new endpapers and is close VG. (X)/288pp with V appendices and 4 page Murray catalogue at rear.Portrait frontis of Captain Murray Maxwell, R.N., with water stain in margin, plus 4 other handcoloured plates drawn by W.H Dwarris and engraved by I. Clarke. Minor foxing, mainly to margins, otherwise VG for date. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pomona Britannica or A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at Present Cultivated in Great Britain; Selected principally from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court, and the remainder from the most celebrated gardens around London; accurately drawn and coloured from nature. With full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, &c.

      London Printed by Bensley and Son 1817 - With Sixty Fine Engraved Plates Printed in Color and Finished by Hand BROOKSHAW, George. Pomona Britannica, or A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at Present Cultivated in Great Britain; Selected principally from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court, and the remainder from the most celebrated gardens around London; accurately drawn and coloured from nature. With full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, &c. London: Printed by Bensley and Son, 1817. First quarto edition. Two large quarto volumes (13 x 11 inches; 330 x 280 mm.). xii, 4, [66]; [4], [62], [4] pp. With sixty line- and stipple-engraved plates partially printed in color and finished by hand. Contemporary maroon straight-grain morocco. Covers elaborately paneled in gilt and blind, spine elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Gilt board edges and dentelles. All edges gilt. Some light foxing, mostly to text leaves and generally not affecting plates. Previous owner's book plate on front paste down of each volume, and a previous owner's old ink signature on front free endpaper. An excellent copy. "The book describes the fruits of Great Britain, principally drawn from those in the gardens at Hampton Court, and all carefully copied in the plates to reproduce every curve and line" (British Coloured Books, 1738-1898, 14). "There are peaches and plums to make the mouth water, melons and greengages, all set down carefully in classical drawing as though the artist was copying the frescoes of Pompeii" (Great Flower Books, p. 12). "It is the primary object of the present work to excite in gentlemen themselves, a predominant turn and ardour for horticultural pursuits; so that by acquiring sound and practical knowledge upon this elegant, entertaining, and highly important subject, they may in every instance be able to judge for themselves, and to direct and superintend their own gardeners or labourers, instead of being, as they too generally are, the sport of their ignorant pretensions" (Preface). Dunthorne 51. Great Flower Books, p. 52. Nissen, BBI, 244. Plesch, pp. 158-159 (describing the 1812 folio edition). Prideaux, p. 285. Pritzel 1182 (describing the 1812 folio edition). HBS 65200. $20,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The Dance of Life

      R. Ackermann, London 1817 - [2], ii, ii, 285pp, [3]. Modern full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, illustrator to third, remaining panels with urn centrepiece and volute corner pieces, covers with double fillet border and single fillet frame, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Externally very good indeed, with very slight tarnishing to gilt at foot of spine. Internally the page edges are lightly browned, one or two spots of foxing, but generally fairly bright and clean. Previous owners book label to front marbled endpaper. Complete with twenty-six colour aquatints by Rowlandson, with the original wrapper of one part bound in to the front and the rear wrapper bound in at the rear and with the advertisement leaf. Rowlandson Grolier Exhibition Catalogue 38, Tooley 410, Abbey Life 264 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DIE ROSEN NACH DER NATUR GEZEICHNET UND COLORIRT MIT KURZEN BOTANISCHEN BESTIMMUNGEN BEGLEITET/ LES ROSES DESSINEES ET ENLUMINEES D'APRES NATURE AVEC UNE COURTE DESCRIPTION BOTANIQUE,

      Leipzig Industrie-Comptoir 1802-1817 - Relié, demi-toile rouge à l'impression dorée et vignette de titre sur le dos, 260 x 330mm., pages ne sont pas numérotées, illustré de 40/60 ( 60 = total du 12 volumes ) gravures, colorées à main.With 40 (of 60) beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Les volumes 1-8 d'une série de 12. Traduit de l'Allemand par M. de Lahitte. Chaque volume consiste de 12 pages de texte et 5 gravures en couleurs. Très rare! Le plupart des antiquariats n'a jamais réussi de trouver l'édition complèt. 1600 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Sarisburiensis; A repository of English Botany, both General and Medical; being an accurate delineation from Nature of English Plants, with their uses in Medicine, the Arts, and Agriculture

      Wilkie, London 1817 - 5 parts bound in contemporary dark green cloth with gilt title on spine. Owner name on front end paper. Bound with the original blue wrapper to No. 5 at rear. 30 hand-coloured plates by G. Testolini after drawings by T R Guest in very good condition. Some light foxing to one plate and occasionally to text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DERNIÈRE campagne de l'armée franco-italienne sous les ordres d'Eugène-Beauharnais en 1813 et 1814, suivie de Mémoires secrets sur la révolution de Milan, du 20 avril 1814, et les deux conjurations du 25 avril 1815 ; la campagne des Autrichiens contre Murat ; sa mort tragique, et la situation actuelle des divers Etats d'Italie. Par le chevalier S. J***, témoin oculaire. Précédée d'une notice historique sur Eugène-Beauharnais.

      Paris, Dentu, 1817, - in-8, XVI-220 pp., vélin, dos lisse orné de guirlandes dorées (reliure de l'époque). Quelques rousseurs.Tulard, 423. "Le rétablissement de la domination autrichienne à Milan. Témoignage suspect. Il s'agit plutôt d'un pamphlet contre Eugène de Beauharnais. Guillaume de Vaudoncourt pense que sous ce nom se cache l'un des auteurs de la Biographie des hommes vivants" Ouvrage rare.

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        PHARMACOPOEA Hispana. Editio Quarta.

      - M., M. Repullés, 1817, 23 x 16 cm., p.e. algo gastada, portada con grabado alegórico en cobre por B. Ametller &#150; VIII págs. &#150; 2 h. &#150; 358 págs. FARMACIA

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        The Byrth, Lyf, and Actes of Kyng Arthur; of His Noble Knights of the Rounde Table, Theyr Merveyllous Enquests & Adventures .,

      Longman, Hurst, London 1817 - Two large 8vo volumes. (4),lxiii,(3),xxxix,(1)383,(1);(4)495,(1)pp. Printed from Caxton's edition of 1485. With an Introduction and Notes by Robert Southey, the Poet Laureate of England. First edition with Southey's notes. Each volume with a large woodcut on the title page showing a knight and a dragon. Engraved gothic and figural initials. Bound to style in half navy blue morocco. Spines in six compartments with raised bands; deep blue leather lettering pieces, gilt. Marbled paper boards and endpapers. Text blocks lightly foxed else this is a very good set in a fine binding. This is the ninth printing of Malory, after Caxton (1485), De Worde (1498 & 1529), Copland (1557), East (ca. 1575), Stansby (1634) and two 12mo. editions in 1816. This was the first modern text of Malory which attempted to recapture the text as it was first published by Caxton. All contemporary advertisements indicate that this edition consisted only of 250 copies with 50 copies on large paper, though there is some suggestion from notes in the publisher's books that as many as 1000 copies may have been printed. This is the regular edition, still impressive at 10 inches, and a scarce and important printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE FRANCE, DEPUIS LES GAULOIS JUSQU'A LA MORT DE LOUIS XVI

      Amable Costes Editeur 1817 - 10 volumes in-8 Reliure : demi-maroquin. Plats en papier maroquiné. Coins un peu usés. Dos avec titre et tomaison doré et filés dorés. Intérieur : (XVI + 476) + 467 + 448 + 499 + 456 + 472 + 481 + 423 + 387 + (Table : 356) pages. Des rousseurs. BIEN COMPLET Ex-libris imprimé du marquis de La Valette sur l'ensemble des 10 volumes. Le marquis THOMAS de LA VALETTE (Carpentras, 1785-1876), chef d'escadre, chevalier de l'ordre de Malte. TRES BEL ET RARE OUVRAGE en reliure d'époque [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commencement of the Battle of Trafalgar Oct. 21st 1805

      London, James Jenkins 1817 - Thomas Whitcombe (1763-1824) The Naval Achievements of Great Britain From the Year 1793 to 1817 London, James Jenkins: 1817 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 11" x 14" English artist Thomas Whitcombe is considered one of the foremost painters of maritime art and the French Revolutionary wars, with works standing today in the Tate, the National Gallery and the National Maritime Museum. Whitcombe painted over 150 works detailing the affairs of English fleets during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including his contribution of 55 watercolors for The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, From the Year 1793 to 1817, published in 1817 under James Jenkins. For its time, The Naval Achievements of Great Britain was unprecedented in its accuracy, giving the most precise written and pictorial accounts of naval life over a period of 20 years. Never before had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval images. Together Whitcombe and fellow marine artist Nicolas Pocock contributed the 55 watercolors for the folio. This selection of hand-colored aquatints from the volume features some of the most historically important and visually stimulating images from these battles.

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        Rosa Damascena Variegata

      Paris: 1817-1824 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté A selection from Les Roses Stipple engravings with original hand color Paris: 1817-1824 14 ¼ &#148; x 11&#148; Some foxing. Also known as "York and Lancaster" rose, of the Damask variety. Redouté (1759-1840) is unquestionably the best-known botanical illustrator of any era. The decorative appeal of his original engravings has led to their modern reproduction, which in turn has popularized Redouté&#146;s work in a way unique among botanical artists. Yet no reproduction can capture the great and subtle beauty of his original engravings from Les Roses, nor can any introductory paragraph fully describe his many achievements. These magnificent engravings demonstrate the full mastery of his abilities, as the forms of the roses are set off dramatically by Redouté&#146;s masterful and rich modulations of tone and hue. Born into a family of artists in what is now Belgium, Redouté&#146;s talent was recognized and encouraged from an early age. Eventually, Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to the Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, eventually contributing to over fifty works on natural history and archeology. The luminosity of stipple engraving, a technique perfected by Redouté, is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the &#147;light&#148; of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided. Pierre-Joseph Redouté&#146;s Roses are perhaps his most celebrated images, which the artist issued while under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. The present selection comprises the three images that are often considered the most magnificent roses that Redouté ever painted and engraved. Certain common themes run through them. In each, the flowers are classical &#147;portraits&#148; which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Perhaps better than any other engravings that the artist ever made, these three images demonstrate the flawless and pristine French style of botanical art that Redouté pioneered and brought to a pinnacle of quality.

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