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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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'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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Camilla's Bookshop]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: BOOKSELLER - ERIK TONEN BOOKS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Old Books and Maps]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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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 – VIII págs. – 2 h. – 358 págs. FARMACIA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Nicolas Flippe]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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 ” x 11” 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’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’s masterful and rich modulations of tone and hue. Born into a family of artists in what is now Belgium, Redouté’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 “light” 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’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 “portraits” 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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        ARTE DE LOS METALES, EN QUE SE ENSEÑA EL VERDADERO BENEFICIO DE LOS DE ORO Y PLATA POR AZOGUE, EL MODO DE FUNDIRLOS TODOS, Y COMO SE HAN DE REFINAR Y APARTAR UNOS DE OTROS

      Lima: Imprenta de los Huerfanos, 1817.. [4],271,[7]pp. Several errors in pagination. Small quarto. Ex-lib. Contemporary limp vellum. Vellum lightly soiled. Dampstaining to first two leaves, some minor soiling. Very good. The first Latin American and only Lima printing of this celebrated treatise on mining and metallurgy. First published in Madrid in 1640, this is the first significant work on the subject in Spanish, and the first work on mining in the Americas. Alvaro Alonso Barba (1569-1662), of Andalusian origin, took orders and departed for South America in 1588. He was pastor in Potosi, Peru, the center of an important mining region, where he could observe all the latest technological developments in the field of mining. While in Peru, he studied mineralogy and the art of extracting and testing the silver, so abundant in Potosi. Upon publication his book was an immediate success and was subsequently published in English, French and German. MEDINA (LIMA) 3325. VARGAS UGARTE 4361. PALAU 23626.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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;.

      Henry Colburn., London. 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".xviii, 368pp.Calf leather, gilt lettering on spine.Marbelized text block."Illustrated by numerous public and private official documents, and other papers, hitherto unpublished, communicated by officers of the highest distinction".Includes 28 beautiful hand multicolored plates "descriptive of the country between Brussels and Charleroi", one of which folds out, the frontis piece and title page are also colored plates drawn and sketched by G. Cruikshank, also two-toned fold-out plan of the battles with nicely engraved cartouche and map showing the march of the Allied Armies to Paris by Sy. Hall.Contents inlude a description of the plates, an errata slip, explanation of the figures which are marked in the plan, preliminary observations, etc.Modern professional binding.Ex-library with minimal markings.Additional shipping and handling charges may apply for weight of volume.Some light foxing, overall a very good if not better copy. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Natural History, General and Particular

      Richard Evans, London 1817 - A Natural History, General and Particular; Containing the History and Theory of the Earth, a General History of Man, The Brute Creation, Vegetables, Minerals, &c. &c. By George Louis le Clerc, Count of Buffon. Translated from the French by William Smellie, Member of the Antiquarian and Royal Societies of Edinburgh. A New Edition Corrected and Enlarged. To Which is Added A History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects, Embracing the Recent Discoveries of Eminent Naturalists, Together with an Account of the Most Curious Foreign Plants, by Henry Augustus Chambers, Ll.D. Two Volumes, London, Richard Evans, 1817. 4º (260 x 200 mm.), pp. 682, 462. Volume I contains a frontispiece portrait of Buffon and 25 hand-coloured copper engravings as per list, volume II the portrait and 27 hand-coloured copper engravings as per list. Full contemporary diced patterned calf, covers with double gilt fillets, recently rebacked in calf, raised bands, new lettering-pieces, inner hingles strengthened with cloth, corners neatly repaired. Marbled edges and endpapers. Bookseller's ticket (J.B. & H.Hamilton, Drogheda) on pastedown of volume I. A clean copy without foxing, a little minor marginal staining in volume II, a couple of corners torn in volume I (one just touching text), closed tear in one leaf professionally repaired without loss, very light offsetting from some plates, the plates themselves all in excellent state. This quarto edition of Smellie's Buffon is notable mainly for its striking coloured plates, which are printed on better quality paper than the text.

      [Bookseller: Richard Smith]
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        Lives of the British Admirals: Containing an Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods Continued to the Year 1779 by Dr. Berkenhout. A New Edition, revised and corrected, and brought down to the Present Time, by Henry Redhead Yorke. And further continued to the Last Expedition against Algiers in 1816, with the Lives of the Most Eminent Naval Commanders from the Time of Dr. Campbell to the above Period, by William Stevenson, Esq.,

      London: C. J. Barrington, 1817 - 8 volumes, octavo (240 × 146 mm). Later Navy blue half pebble-grained morocco on purplish pebble-grained boards, title gilt to spines, compartments with fouled anchor devices, marbled edges and endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, some offsetting from the frontispieces, as usual, and a little scattered foxing, but overall a very good set. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each. Bookplates of the Grosvenor Gallery Library designed by Harry Soane, dated 1880, to front pastedowns, ownership inscriptions of W. C. D. Whetham, later Dampier, scientist and agriculturist verso of the front free endpapers. Whetham was married to the daughter of the ship-owner Robert Durning Holt. Best edition, down to the expedition against Algiers in 1816. Campbell's work, originally published between 1742 and 1744, was subsequently revised, expanded, and condensed in various editions issued up to a hundred years after his death in 1775. "A man of untiring industry and considerable accomplishment, Campbell is described as gentle in manner and of kindly disposition. There are several interesting references to him in Boswell's Life of Johnson, to both of whom he was known personally, Johnson being in the habit of going to the literary gatherings on Sunday evenings at Campbell's house in Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, until 'I began,' he said, 'to consider that the shoals of Scotchmen who flocked about him might probably say, when anything of mine was well done, "Ay, ay, he has learnt this of Cawmell."' 'Campbell is a good man, a pious man,' Johnson said of him on the same occasion: 'I am afraid he has not been in the inside of a church for many years; but he never passes a church without pulling off his hat. This shows that he has good principles.' Campbell told Boswell that he once drank thirteen bottles of port at a sitting. According to Boswell, Johnson spoke of Campbell to Joseph Warton as 'the richest author that ever grazed the common of literature'" (DNB). NMM, II, i, 67 & V, i, 2208.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Parochial Instruction: or Sermons

      London- F. C. and J. Rivington, 1817 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of thirty-two sermons, delivered by James Bean, M. A. who was one of the librarians of the British Museum, and Assistant Minister of Walbeck Chapel, St. Mary-Le-Bone, as delivered in the course of thirty years. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. With an errata slip bound in preceding Sermon I. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Externally, sound but with some bumping and wear to extremities. With loss to front board and to head and tail of spine. Front joint held by cords only, rear jointstarting, rear hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot. Withclosed tears to pages 211-15. An ex-library copy from Elizabeth College, Guernsey with ink stamp to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        VOYAGE DU ANACHARSIS EN GRECE.cinquieme edition. ATLAS

      Paris. Didot Jeune 1817 - Folio 46x28cm, full contemporary tree calf, a bit rubbed. Frontispiece, title, table, 7-60pp, 40 engraved plates with an additional leaf of text for the last plate. Included is a large hand coloured folding map and a fine view of the Parthenon. Some occasional spotting but basically a reasonable copy of this atlas volume. Please ask for more photos if required.

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        TRAVELS OF ANACHARSIS THE YOUNGER IN GREECE DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE FOURTH CENTURY BEFORE THE CHRISTIAN ERA IN 6 VOLUMES (Leather Bound)

      J Mawman. Good+. 1817. Hardcover. Complete 6 volume set (does not include a separate 7th volume of maps). Full tan calf leather bound covers with 2 black leather spine labels, 5 raised bands, and elaborate gilt stamped spine decor have light overall wear. Boards and spines are straight. One board detached (present). Weak cover hinges. Bindings are tight. Book plate of "William F. Wickham, Virginia" affixed to front paste downs. From the library of the Wickham family. William Fanning Wickham, who fought at the Battles of Bull Run (Manassas) , Chancellorsville, Fleetwood Hill (Brandy Station) , and Gettysburg. He was twice wounded in battle: At Antietam (Sharpsburg) and the Battle of For Magrueder (Williamsburg) , but was returned to combat after both occasions. He later rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. Pages clean with sparse faint foxing in very good condition. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        NUOVA RACCOLTA DI CINQUANTA COSTUMI PITTORESCHI INCISI ALL'ACQUAFORTE. Dedicati a Sua Eccellenza Alessandro Narischkin Gran Ciambellano di Sua Maestà l'Imperatore di tutte le Russie. In Roma Presso Giovanni Scudellari., 1817.

      - 2 raccolte in una. Solida ril. carton., Tassello con tit. manoscr. al dorso, tagli spruzzati in blu, cm 16x22, 47 inc. del Pinelli (di 50; mancano le ultime 3 inc.). Segue:, Num° Cento Vedute di Roma e sue vicinanze, Presso Tommaso Cuccioni. (1820), 2 ricchi frontespizi di cui uno con veduta del Foro romano e 99 inc. Qualche fioritura, prevalentem. a margine del campo di stampa alle inc. del Pinelli, decisamente buone le condiz. dell'opera del Cuccioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        The Northern Cambrian Mountains or a Tour Through North Wales.

      Thomas Clay, London 1817 - Describing the scenery and general characters of that romantic country. Embellished with a series of highly finished coloured views engraved from original drawings. Artists includeTurner, Compton, Robson, Gandy, Nicholson, Girtin, De Wint, Fielding and Prout. In contemporary half red roan, with green marbled boards, a little worn and scratched, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, some gilt tooling. Spine recently re-backed in red calf, title and tooling in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, ink name to head of title page (Mrs Judge, Ramsgate), some light foxing to text sheets and title, elsewhere minimal, some light finger soiling to some edges, 60 pp, 30 pl, superbly hand coloured aquatints by the artists of the day, dated either 1815 or 1816, in the first issue state, each followed by a 2 page description. (Originally issued in 10 parts.) Rarely comes on the market. Wonderfully atmospheric plates! (Abbey 522. Tooley 155) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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