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        Allgemeines für die Preußischen Staaten. Neue Ausgabe. 2 Bände und Registerband in zusammen 5 Bänden

      - Nauck, Bln., 1817. Zusammen ca. 1.800 S. Einheitliche Halbleder-Einbände der Zeit mit je 2 Rückentiteln in Goldgravur (leicht bestossen) - gute Exemplare - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Venetian Story.

      Kentfield. The Allen Press. n.d. - This 27th production of the Allen Press is limited to 150 copies of which only 138 were for sale. Spectacularly illustrated with 35 large full page illustrations depicting 18th century Venice, from rare copper plate engravings selected and with an introduction by Eleanor Garvey and Philip Hofer of Harvard University. These plates are loose as issued in Folio. Oblong Folio. (19" x 13"). The pages are unsewn in the French manor, and are contained in an elaborate portfolio covered in a Fortuney print of eighteenth century design, hand-blocked in Venice. The portfolio is enclosed in a hinged box covered in a rich golden brown cloth, and lined with a blue-grey binders' suede. All of these materials were imported from Paris. This production was produced by hand in two colours: Cochin types, hand-set; All-Rag, Mould made Rives paper from France, printed damp on an Acorn-Smith handpress. Original prospectus laid-in. A Venetian Story, set in the eighteenth century, was written by Byron in 1817, during his three romantic and notorious years in Venice. This long, narrative poem, based on a true anecdote, was told to Byron by the husband of his armour. When in 1818 it was first published as Beppo- A Venetian Story, it became popular immediately as a lively and witty account of Venetians in their "Golden Age." Because Venice is the most pictorial of cities, great artists through the centuries have recorded both the zestful and colorful activities of her citizens, and the city itself with its Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque palaces and churches surrounded by a glittering horizon of water. In the present volume, we have included thirty-five large and fascinating illustrations reproduced from eighteenth century copperplate engravings selected from three rare volumes. Portfolio and plates are Very Fine and pristine. Hinged box presents several wrinkles to spine cloth some very mild soiling and a small but obvious repair to small portion of upper hinge- Very Good.Featured Art. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . Tübingen 17, August 1817, 4 °. 3 Seiten mit Adresse; öffnungsbedingter Randfehlstelle.. An das königliche Oberamt zu Calw, dem er den Taufschein des Kindes der Maria Christiane Bachmaier aus Stammheim sowie die Abschrift des Attests überschickt, mit dem diese in die "hiesige Gebähranstalt" eingewiesen wurde. Auf der zweiten und dritten Seite finden sich die eigenhändigen Notizen des Oberamtmanns Friedrich Braun, der dem Calwer Oberamt von 1808 bis 1827 vorstand, zum vorliegenden Fall. - - Georgii, Wilhelm August (1789-1819), schwäbischer Mediziner und Revoluzzer. Georgii, Sohn eines Pfarrers aus Degerloch, studierte zunächst Theologie in Tübingen und seit 1808 Medizin. 1816 wurde Georgii ordentlicher Professor der Chirurgie und Geburtshülfe und damit zugleich Direktor der "Chirurgischen und geburtshülflichen Klinik an der Universität zu Tübingen". Als Antrittsvorlesung hielt er "Zwey Vorträge, über den Begriff von Chirurgie und Geburtshülfe und die Bedingungen ihrer Ausübung", in denen er sich u.a. mit der Frage befasste, ob "die Geburtshülfe den Weibern anvertraut werden" solle. Neben seinen medizinischen und wissenschaftlichen Leistungen ist Georgii v.a. als studentischer Sozial-Revoluzzer und Insasse des Hohenasperg bekannt geworden. Als Student gründete Georgii 1806 gemeinsam mit dem Naturforscher und Industriellen Karl Ludwig Freiherr von Reichenbach und dem Botaniker Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter die "Otaheiti-Gesellschaft", einen von Cooks Reisebeschreibungen inspirierten Geheimbund, der, die Verhältnisse in Europa anprangernd, die Auswanderung und Errichtung einer Kolonie auf Tahiti anvisierte. Nachdem der Bund bei den Autoritäten denunziert worden war, wurden die Gründer und einige der Mitglieder der Gesellschaft gefangengesetzt: Georgii erhielt wegen "lebhaft geäusserter Abneigung gegen die politische Verfassung Europas" vier Wochen Festungshaft (cf. Horst Brandstätter, Asperg: Ein Deutsches Gefängnis, Berlin 1978, 52) - - Briefe von Wilhelm August Georgii (1789-1819) sind im Autographenhandel äußerst selten!

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        Memoirs of Maximilian De Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great. Containing the History of the Life and Reign of That Monarch, and His Own Administration under Him. [Complete in Five Volumes]

      Philadelphia; Edward Earle, 1817, Hardback, A new edition, revised and correctedFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titles. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; With additional notes, some letters of Henry the Great, and a brief historical introduction. Subjects: Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610. France--History--Henry IV, 1553-1610.

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . Dresden 27.XI.1817. 6 Seiten 4°. Schlussblatt alt angeheftet. Wenige kleine Flecke.. Friedrich Ludwig Kreysig (1770-1839), Mediziner, Botaniker und Musikwissenschaftler. - An den Verleger Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus wegen des Drucks seines "Systems der praktischen Heilkunde", das 1818/19 in zwei Bänden bei Brockhaus erschien. - - "... Ich bin mit der Ausarbeitung des Manuscripts zum ersten Theil ziemlich fertig und will schon gern vollenden ehe ernstlich gedruckt wird, damit ich noch nach der Vollendung des Ganzen im Zusammenhange revidiren und die letzte Feile daran legen kann ... - - ... es sind Aufklärungen über die ersten Gesetze des thierischen Lebens darinnen, die bisher Niemand ahndete, die mich der Zufall oder der Himmel entdecken ließ und welche durchaus für die Medicin eine neue Epoche und eine totale Umwandlung aller bisherigen Ansichten zur Folge haben müssen; denn diese Aufklärungen sind keine eingebildeten oder hypothetischen, sondern es sind neue Grundgesetze des Körpers, deren Wahrheit die allgemeinste Erfahrung bestätigt, so daß kein Mensch an der Wahrheit derselben zweifeln kann und sie bringen auch alle bisherige Erfahrung der Medicin in Einklang mit der Theorie, so wie sie das, was in allen bisherigen Ansichten wahres liegt, erklären und zugleich die falsche Seite derselben in hellem Lichte zeigen ..." - Auf den folgenden vier Seiten weiter über den Charakter des Werks ("die Frucht 30 jährigen Nachdenkens"), die für das Ausland bestimmte lateinische Ausgabe etc.

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        A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage, to Pitcairn's Island;

      London: for Law and Whittaker,, 1817. including an Interesting Sketch of the Present State of the Brazils and of Spanish South America. Illustrated with sixteen etchings by the author, from drawings on the spot. Second edition. Octavo. Uncut in original drab boards, printed paper spine label. Frontispiece and 12 plates (2 folding, 1 comprising 2, the other 3 images; 1 printed in red ochre) from drawings by the author. Spine chipped at head and somewhat darkened, front joint superficially cracked but holding firm, some minor marks internally, an excellent copy in original state. First London edition, following the rare privately printed edition issued in Taunton the same year. John Shillibeer (1786-1841), of Walkhampton, near Plymouth, Devon, was lieutenant of Royal Marines aboard HMS Briton when it visited Pitcairn in 1814. The ship had visited Brazil, before being ordered to the Pacific in search of the American frigate Essex, then threatening British whalers there. "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" (Hill). Shillibeer's drawings include a sketch of Fletcher Christian's son, Friday Fletcher October Christian. This copy with the ownership inscription of Phllip Carteret, the discoverer of Pitcairn, to the title page. Carteret was on the Dolphin for Byron's circumnavigation, and accompanied Wallis's expedition to discover the great southern continent as commander of the Swallow, a sixth rate sloop of fourteen guns. Separated from the main party in the Dolphin, Carteret carried out a voyage of exploration in the Pacific making a number of important discoveries including Pitcairn, New Ireland and St. George's Channel. "Carteret was left with his health ruined and with scant reward from the Admiralty, in marked contrast to their treatment of Byron and his crew. Lacking effective patronage and having turned the Admiralty against him by his complaints about Swallow and by importuning them on his return for a new ship, he was left on half pay". He gave his journal to Hawkesworth for publication as part of An Account of the Voyages undertaken by Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Cook (1773), but was so outraged by the editor's "many ill-judged changes" that he prepared his own version for the press, which was not to be published until the Hakluyt Society's edition of 1965. Carteret's subsequent reputation was "marred by the fact that Hawkesworth's mangled version of his journal was the only account available, and particularly by the fact that his achievements were so soon eclipsed by the triumphs of Cook. Though he died disappointed and embittered, his contributions to Pacific geography were notable and a fitting testimony to his powers of observation and his courage". An excellent association copy.

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

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

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        History of the wars of the French Revolution, from the breaking out of the war in 1792, to the restoration of a general peace in 1815 : comprehending the civil history of Great Britain and France, during that period - Complete in 2 Volumes

      London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row; and James Harper, 46, Fleet-Street; by Edward Baines, Leeds 1817 - Physical description; 2 v. ([4], 539 p., [15] leaves of plates; [4], 595 p., [16] leaves of plates) : ill., maps (some fold.), ports. ; 27 cm. Listed in BM catalogue. Subjects; France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Great Britain - History - 1789-1820. United States - History - War of 1812. France - Foreign relations - 1792-1815 - Sources. Related item referenced by: BM (compact ed.) vol. 2, p. 163. Finely bound in contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-cross bands with a gilt-blocked title label. Spine compartments uniformly blind-tooled. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans &c. on request. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Something to Look at or the Return of the Embassy

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

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        Repertorium augenärztlicher Heilformeln vom Ritter Carl Graefe.

      - Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1817, 8°, 5 Bll., 236 pp., mit gest. Frontisp. und 1 gefalt. lith. Tafel, feiner Pappband der Zeit mit Rüchenschild; minimal fleckig, sehr gutes Exemplar des meist im Gebrauch verschließenden Werkes. DAS ERSTE BUCH SEINER ART IN DER WELTLITERATUR" Hirschberg - Erste Ausgabe! - Carl Ferdinand von Graefe ging als Ophthalmologe wie auch als Begründer der plastischen Chirurgie in die Medizingeschichte ein. Als Lehrer war Graefe der eigentliche Schöpfer der chirurgischen Klinik. "Erst Carl Graefe erkannte, dass in keinem Theil der Heilkunde der Wert geprüfter Formeln so hoch als in der Ophthalmologie, geachtet werden muss". - Frühe Veröffentlichung Graefe's, "bei Hirsch nicht einmal erwähnt; und doch ist es das erste Buch seiner Art in der Welt-Literatur" (Hirschberg). - Grundlegende und umfassende Ausführungen . die bis auf wenige hinzugekommene Modifikationen bis zum Jahrhundertende Gültigkeit behielten" (Münchow 515 ff. mit ausführl. Erläuterungen). - Die lith. Tafel zeigt einen Apparat, den Graefe zu "Gas- und ätherischen Dampfbädern" benutzte (Inkunabel der Lithographie). - - Rare - Not in the Becker Collection, Wellcome or Waller. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chinese Tales, or the Marvellous Adventures of the Mandarin Fum-Hoam. Translated from the Franch of Thomas Simon Gueulette. Oriental Tales. Translated from the Franch of the Comte de Caylus.,

      London, Printed for Walker & Edwards, Rivington, Cadell & Davies, Longman, Hurst etc., 1817 - Engraved frontis and additional title page, publisher`s catalogue at back, pp. xi, 1-485, [1], [6] adverts.; contemporary red straight-grain morocco gilt, from the cover only the spine exist, otherwise good copy. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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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 Compiiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands.

      London: John Murray, 1817. First Edition. Cloth-backed boards. Very Good. Two volumes. pp: lix, 460 + 412 (A Grammar of the Tonga Language included in pagination) + (88) A Vocabulary, Tonga and English + (121) A Vocabulary, English and Tonga; errata page. Bound in modern cloth-backed boards, leather spine labels; margins untrimmed. 9,25" x 5.5" The engraved frontispiece in Volume I shows Mariner in Tonga garments. Signature of "Capt. Wellings" at top of each title-page.

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      - Tübingen 17, August 1817, 4 °. 3 Seiten mit Adresse; öffnungsbedingter Randfehlstelle. An das königliche Oberamt zu Calw, dem er den Taufschein des Kindes der Maria Christiane Bachmaier aus Stammheim sowie die Abschrift des Attests überschickt, mit dem diese in die "hiesige Gebähranstalt" eingewiesen wurde. Auf der zweiten und dritten Seite finden sich die eigenhändigen Notizen des Oberamtmanns Friedrich Braun, der dem Calwer Oberamt von 1808 bis 1827 vorstand, zum vorliegenden Fall. - - Georgii, Wilhelm August (1789-1819), schwäbischer Mediziner und Revoluzzer. Georgii, Sohn eines Pfarrers aus Degerloch, studierte zunächst Theologie in Tübingen und seit 1808 Medizin. 1816 wurde Georgii ordentlicher Professor der Chirurgie und Geburtshülfe und damit zugleich Direktor der "Chirurgischen und geburtshülflichen Klinik an der Universität zu Tübingen". Als Antrittsvorlesung hielt er "Zwey Vorträge, über den Begriff von Chirurgie und Geburtshülfe und die Bedingungen ihrer Ausübung", in denen er sich u.a. mit der Frage befasste, ob "die Geburtshülfe den Weibern anvertraut werden" solle. Neben seinen medizinischen und wissenschaftlichen Leistungen ist Georgii v.a. als studentischer Sozial-Revoluzzer und Insasse des Hohenasperg bekannt geworden. Als Student gründete Georgii 1806 gemeinsam mit dem Naturforscher und Industriellen Karl Ludwig Freiherr von Reichenbach und dem Botaniker Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter die "Otaheiti-Gesellschaft", einen von Cooks Reisebeschreibungen inspirierten Geheimbund, der, die Verhältnisse in Europa anprangernd, die Auswanderung und Errichtung einer Kolonie auf Tahiti anvisierte. Nachdem der Bund bei den Autoritäten denunziert worden war, wurden die Gründer und einige der Mitglieder der Gesellschaft gefangengesetzt: Georgii erhielt wegen "lebhaft geäusserter Abneigung gegen die politische Verfassung Europas" vier Wochen Festungshaft (cf. Horst Brandstätter, Asperg: Ein Deutsches Gefängnis, Berlin 1978, 52) - - Briefe von Wilhelm August Georgii (1789-1819) sind im Autographenhandel äußerst selten!

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        Loss of the American Brig Commerce, Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815 with an Account of Tombuctoo, and of the Hitherto Undiscovered Great City of Wassanah

      John Murray, London, 1817, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionSize: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Original full gilt stamped and blind stamped leather over boards, tipped in folding map of part of Africa by John H. Eddy, New York 1816, xvi, 618 pages. Leather worn, bumped at corners and spine ends with wear, wear along all edges, spine chipped, short tear in blank margin of map, light foxing throughout. Spine title: Riley's Tomboctoo and Wassanah. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Inventory No: 009736.

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        Les Marattes, ou moeurs, usages et costumes de ce peuple

      Nepveu,, Paris, 1817 - Due volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. (4) xv (1) 202; (4) 238. Con 10 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate, di cui 6 ripiegate. 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 arrossature sparse, ma complessivamente genuino e ben conservato. Interessante relazione su questa popolazione dell'India. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentarius de Structura Peritonaei, Testiculorum Tunicis, eorumque ex Abdomine in Scrotum Descensu ad Illustrandum Herniarum Indolem. + Tabulae Langenbeckii Comenttarium de Structura peritinaei etc. spectante

      . Göttingen, Henricum Dieterich, 1817, 8°, 128 pp., Pappband der Zeit; Atlas, Kl.Q-Folio, mit 24 feinsten Kupferstichtafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit; frisches Exemplar, letzte Tafel etwas fleckig.. Erste Ausabe! Fast ein halbes Jahrhunder lang lebte Konrad Johann Martin Langenbeck (1776-1851) seinem doppelten Berufe aus Chirurg und Anatom mit seltenster Hingebung. Seine Tätigkeit war geradezu eine wunderbare, seine Unterrichtsmethode eine vortreffliche, indem er ausgehend von der Ansicht, dass die Anatomie die Grundlage alles medizinischen Wissens sei.. -cf. Hirsch III., p.603 -

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        C. Julii C?saris, Qu? Extant, Interpretatione Et Notis Illustravit Johannes Godvinus ... in Usum Delphini. the Notes and Interpretations Translated and Improved, by Thomas Clark

      Philadelphia, B. Warner [Etc. ], 1817, Hardback, Second EditionVery good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 410 pages; Description: vii, [9]-410, [6] p. Fold. Pl. , 3 fold. Maps. 22 cm. Notes: "A. Hirtii Commentariorum de bello alexandrino liber; A. Hirtii Commentariorum de bello africano liber unus; A. Hirtii Commentariorum de bello hispaniensi liber": p. [295]-390.

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        Destruction of the French Fleet in Basque Roads, April 12th 1809

      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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        Over 60 letters concerning the art scene in Britain in the latter part of the 19th century, mostly to John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903) who was a painter of historical and domestic scenes, a member of the Royal Academy, and himself the ... (Truncated)

      Full Book Title: Over 60 letters concerning the art scene in Britain in the latter part of the 19th century, mostly to John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903) who was a painter of historical and domestic scenes, a member of the Royal Academy, and himself the treasurer there from 1882 to 1897. The DNB says he was the 'moving spirit' in organising a series of 'Old Masters' exhibitions at the RA between 1875 and 1890, and that `he was indefatigable in searching for desirable pictures, and in persuading their owners to lend. For such duties he was remarkable well fitted'. The present collection of letters vividly illustrates this talent. It includes correspondence from Lady Butler, G. F. Watts, John Everett Millais, George Scharf, Sir George Grove, the Duke of Bedford, the Marquess of Bristol, the Earl of Cranbrook, Lord Egerton, the Earl of Normanton, Lord Yarborough, Lord Scarsdale. It rather appears that the Reverend John Walker found a rich source of autographs in Horsley who passed on to him a great deal of his apparently ephemeral correspondence Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 280973.

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        Die Umgegend von Bautzen mit Beziehung auf die Schlacht vom 20. und 21. May 1813 und im Sinne des Lehmannischen Systems dargestellt in zwei großen Planen. 2. wohlfeilere Auflage. Textband und große Faltkarte.

      Dresden, Arnold, 1817 (Karte) und 1820 (Text).. 21 x 16 cm. 2 Bll., 74 Seiten und eine große Faltkarte in Kupferstich (75,5 x 88,5 cm), diese in 24 Segmenten auf Leinen aufgezogen. Textband in Pappe und Karte zus. in Pappschuber der Zeit mit Rückenschild.. *Freiherr Ernst Otto von Odeleben (1777-1833) war königlich sächsischer Oberst und Generaladjutant. Er nahm unter Napoleon 1812 am russischen Feldzug teil und 1813 als ständiger Begleiter Napoleons in der Völkerschlacht von Leipzig. Das vorliegende recht seltene Werk befasst sich mit der Topographie von Bautzens Umgebung in Hinsicht auf die dort stattgefundenen Schlachten 1813, die der Verf. als Beteiligter erlebt hatte. Die große Karte mit dem Titel "Plan der Gegend von Bautzen" wurde von Odeleben selbst aufgenommen und gezeichnet. "Als geschickter Geodät nahm er einen großen Theil der Sächsischen Schweiz auf, stellte vom Winterberge aus ein Cyclorama her und gab einen Plan der Gegend von Bautzen nebst einem Kommentar über die Schlacht vom 21.- 22. Mai 1813 heraus" (ADB). Die Karte enthält links unten eine kleinere Einschaltkarte mit Profilen. Obgleich im Titelwortlaut des Textes von "zwey großen Planen" die Rede ist, scheint das Werk komplett mit dieser einen großen Karte. Vergleichsexemplare erwähnen ebenfalls nur diese Karte und im Text wird nur auf diese Karte Bezug genommen. - Sauber und sehr gut erhalten.

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        Chinese Tales, or the Marvellous Adventures of the Mandarin Fum-Hoam. Translated from the Franch of Thomas Simon Gueulette. Oriental Tales. Translated from the Franch of the Comte de Caylus.

      London, Printed for Walker & Edwards, Rivington, Cadell & Davies, Longman, Hurst etc., 1817.. 12°, Ledereinband. Engraved frontis and additional title page, publisher's catalogue at back, pp. xi, 1-485, [1], [6] adverts.; contemporary red straight-grain morocco gilt, from the cover only the spine exist, otherwise good copy.

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        Picturesque Rides and Walks

      London: Printed for J. Hassell , 1817. London: Printed for J. Hassell , 1817. - Large-Paper Copy With 120 "Charmingly Composed " Hand-Colored Aquatint PlatesHASSELL, J[ohn]. Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water, Thirty Miles round the British Metropolis; Illustrated in a Series of Engravings, Coloured after Nature: with an Historical and Topographical Description of the Country within the Compass of that Circle. London: Printed for J. Hassell Islington; and sold by all Booksellers, 1817-1818.First edition. Large paper copy. Two octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 213 x 134 mm.). [iii]-viii, 249, [1, blank], [2, "Directions for Placing the Cuts"], [8, index]; [2], 272, [9, index], [1, blank], [2, "Directions for Placing the Cuts"] pp. Bound without the half-titles, as usual. With 120 hand-colored aquatint plates.Contemporary half dark green roan, ruled in gilt, over drab boards. Smooth spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, with the gilt cipher of the Earl of Essex surmounted by a coronet at head of spine. Marbled edges and endpapers. Some scattered light foxing and occasional offsetting from the plates. Pencilled note on the verso of the front free endpaper of Volume I: From the library of the Earl of Essex. Bookplate of John H. Baker on front pastedown of each volume. An excellent copy.Originally issued in twenty-four parts, May 1816-May 1818."In 1817 was published [Hassell’s] Picturesque Rides and Walks round the British Metropolis, two dumpy volumes in small octavo. These are copiously illustrated by a hundred and twenty views, which, though small, are charmingly composed and tinted, and make an interesting record of the topography of London and its suburbs in the early part of last century, when Paddington and Kensington were still rural villages. The sixty plates of the first volume are all drawn and engraved by Hassell; in the second volume the majority are by D. Havell after Hassell" (Martin Hardie).Abbey, Scenery, 218. Martin Hardie, p. 140. Tooley 251. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Propaedeutik der Mineralogie.

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

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

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

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        Rosa Gallica flore marmoreo. Rosier de Provins a fleurs marbrees.

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

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        "Rosa muscosa. Rosier mousseux".

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

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

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

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

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

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        Something to Look at or the Return of the Embassy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Printed for the Author by Hatchard and others, London 1817 - Scarce title including biographical sketches of: Simeon, Son of Cleopas; Clement, Bishop of Rome; Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch; Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna; Justin Martyr; Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons; Tertullian, Presbyter of Carthage; Catechist of Alexandria; Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage; and Dionysius, Bishop of Alexandria. Full bright red levant decorated in gilt and blind, raised bands, all edges gilt, (xv, 402, errata). Very good condition with only light external wear, some small chips at head of spine, front joint a little tender. Old notes on first blank, with inscription on title page: "Ralph Leycester Esq. with the kind respects of the Author". A scarce title in a very attractive binding. Inscribed by The Author [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Reise nach Dalmatien und um das Gebiet von Ragusa.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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        The Costumes of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings after Drawings from Nature With Descriptions in English and French

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Statement Respecting the Earl of Selkirk's Settlement upon the Red River, in North America; Its Destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the Massacre of Governor Semple and His Party. With Observations upon a Recent Publication, Entitled "A Narrative of Occurrences in the Indian Countries," &C

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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