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        Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Gréce vers le milieu du quatrieme siecle avant l´ere vulgaire. Cinquieme edition

      A parís Chez Deray 1817 - Atlas volume only. A wide margined copy(43x30 cms)with original brown marbled paper covers and spine richly gilt in compartments.Title in red and green labels.40 engraved plates including Barthelemy´s portrait,large map by Barbie du Bocage with original outline colour and all the plates finely engraved and in very good condition. A very attractive copy of this atlas volume in exceptional size and condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontes]
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        OEUVRES DE P. CORNEILLE, AVEC LES COMMENTAIRES DE VOLTAIRE, 12 TOMES

      Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard, Paris 1817 - RO40226657: 12 tomes d'env. 450 à 600 pages chacun. Gravures en noir et blanc en frontispice des tomes I et XII (portraits). Illustrés de quelques belles gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte. Pièces de titre rouges sur les dos. Titre, tomaison, roulettes et filets dorés sur les dos. Tome I: A Messieurs de l'Académie françoise. Avertissement de Voltaire pour l'édition in-4° de 1774. Vie de Pierre Corneille. Avis de Voltaire. Mélite. Clitandre. La Veuve. La Galerie du Palais. Tome XII: Avertissement dans l'édition de 1663. Eloge de P. Corneille. Extrait des Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de notre Littérature. Discours. Extrait du Discours à l'A.F. de jan. 1685. Chefs-d'oeuvre de Thomas Corneille: Ariane. Le Comte d'Essex. Le Festin de Pierre. Changements, etc. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.04-XVII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El CODIGO UNIVERSAL De SENALES Para La MARINA MERCNATE de Todas Naciones, de Don Frederico Marryat, De la Marina Real de Inglaterra; con Una Seleccion de Sentencias Para el Uso de Barcos Navegando de Conserva y sistemas de Senales Geometricos, de Noche, y de Neblina. Por G. B. Richardson. [A UNIVERSAL CODE Of SIGNALS].

      Richardson Hermanos, No. 23, Cornhill. (n d), Londres [London]: - 7 color plates. A very rare edition of this maritime staple first published by Marryat, ca. 1817. No copies recorded in the NUC, none located on OCLC, with KVK locating an 1866 edition in Universitat PolitŽcnica de Catalunya. Modest extremity wear. Front hinge starting. Age toning to paper. A VG copy. Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. 8vo. 'Edicion Castellana.' 1st Edition in Spanish (?). Ca late 1850s. 12 pages of preliminary text. Unpaginated. 8 page "List of Agents to Lloyd's. May, 1853" at rear. "Royal Humane Society's Directions for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned" follows, with 3 pages of adverts concluding text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Pride and Prejudice: A Novel

      Printed for T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall, London 1817 - Third Edition. Two Volumes, uncut, in the publisher's original blue paper-covered boards with brown paper spines and paper spine labels [once pink, now faded to buff]. Complete with both half-titles, all the endpapers, and the terminal blank in Volume One. There is some rubbing to the joints and wear to the spine ends, most pronounced at the foot of Volume Two where there is loss of half an inch or so of paper. Still, this is a remarkable set. The joints and hinges are sound, and the labels have only minor chipping, with the loss of perhaps three letters on each. Internally, apart from some light foxing to the endpapers, the books are exceptionally clean and entirely unmarked. Pride and Prejudice is Austen's masterpiece, and one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language. This edition was the third and last by the original publisher following the three-volume first and second editions of 1813. No new edition would appear until 1832. In his extensive Austen bibliography, David Gilson located only two copies of this edition in the original boards, one in the collection of fellow Austen bibliographer Sir Geoffrey Keynes, and another belonging to John Sparrow, the honorary president of the Oxford Society of Bibliophiles. Copies of any of the Egerton editions of Pride and Prejudice surviving in original condition are extremely rare. Gilson A5.

      [Bookseller: Clarel Rare Books]
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        The trial of James Watson, for high treason : at the bar of the Court of King's bench, on Monday the 9th . (to) Monday the 16th of June, 1817 : with the antecedent proceedings / taken in short hand by William Brodie Gurney

      London : Butterworth and Son (etc.) 1817 - Physical description: 2 v ; 24 cm. Watson was tried for his share in the Spa Fields riot. Subjects: Watson, James, 1766? -1838 - Trials, litigation, etc. Trials (Treason) - Great Britain. Spa Fields Riot, London, England, 1816. Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 21931. Very good copies bound in contemporary leather over marbled boards. Modern gilt-blocked leather labels to spines. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Scattered foxing, mainly to prelims. and terminals. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Sir Robert Johnson Eden with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        West India Islands,Grenada, Tabago, Curacao, Trinidad

      John Thomson 1817 - A very detailed hand colored copper plate engraving by John Thomson. Overall this print measures 25"x21". John Thomson was one of the top mapmakers of the Edinburgh school of cartography which flourished from 1800 -1830. Thomson & his contemporaries (Pinkerton & Cary) redefined European cartography by abandoning 18th century map embellishments such as elaborate title cartouches, and phantasmagorical animals in favor of overall detail and accuracy. Thomson’s most renown works include the “Thomson’s New General Atlas” published from 1814-1827 and his grand “Atlas of Scotland”. The “Atlas of Scotland”, a work of amazing detail and accuracy eventually bankrupted his firm in 1830. Overall this map is in good condition with some foxing/staining/creasing in margins. Also "ghost images" of corresponding atlas map in image space.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Rosa Gallica Stapelice Flora

      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 light foxing. Also known as "Stapelia-Flowered Provins Rose", a variety of French Rose. 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or Medical Botany: Containing A Botanical, General, and Medical History, of Medicinal Plants Indigenous to the United States. 2 volume set

      M. Carey and Son, Philadelphia 1817 - 273pp; 243pp. 50 hand-coloured plates including one fold-out. Volume II published in 1818. Includes list of subscribers. Cover rubbed with edge and corner wear. Spine worn with outer spine split to volume I. Some offsetting and scattered foxing. Several plates becoming loose. Library stamp to titles and a few text leaves. Overall contents G and illustrations bright and G+ [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. Performed by order of the government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke. Published from the Official Report

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1817 - Expertly bound to style in half morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, spines gilt Third London edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). The book describes the U.S. government-backed expedition to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in just over twenty-eight months. They brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. Because of the death of Lewis, the publication of the official account was delayed until 1814, when the Philadelphia edition appeared. The 1814 British quarto edition quickly sold out, necessitating a three-volume 1815 octavo edition to satisfy public demand; the present edition followed. The large folding map of the West (by Neele after the original Philadelphia edition map) recalls an extraordinary feat of cartography, accurately revealing much of the trans-Mississippi for the first time. It is on a slightly larger scale than the original, Wheat notes that the map is almost identical to the Philadelphia edition "except for a few minor variations." Howes L-317. cf. Sabin 40830; Wagner-Camp 13:4; cf. Wheat Transmississippi 317. (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). 1 folding engraved map by Neele, 5 engraved plans. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Relation de l'Expédition du Portugal, faite en 1807 et 1808, par le 1er Corps d'Observation de la Gironde, devenu Armée de Portugal.

      MAGIMEL, ANSELIN et POCHARD 1817 - RO80101897: 375 pages + 1 carte dépliante en noir et blanc, en fin d'ouvrage. Une tableau dépliant. Couvertures non-originales. Quelques pages cornées. Dos renforcé par de la toile, avec code de bibliothèque sur la coiffe en-tête. Tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944.05-Premier Empire, 1804-1815 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geschichte Andreas Hofer's, Sandwirths aus Passeyr, Oberanführers der Tiroler im Kriege von 1809. Durchgehends aus Original-Quellen, aus den militairischen Operations-Planen, so wie aus den Papieren Hofer's, des Freyh. von Hormayr, Speckbacher's, Wörndle's, Eisenstecken's, der Gebrüder Thal

      Leipzig u. Altenburg, F. A. Brockhaus 1817 - Lentner 11600. - Selten und gesucht (Lentner). - Quellenwerk, u.a. aus den Papieren des berühmten Tiroler Oberanführers Andreas Hofer gesammelt. - Der Autor, geboren in Innsbruck 1782, war zunächst Direktor des Geheimen Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchivs wurde. Erzherzog Johann betraute ihn mit den Vorbereitungen zum militärischen Aufstand gegen die bayerische Herrschaft in Tirol. Nach der Eroberung Innsbrucks durch Tiroler Schützen wurde Hormayr Intendant von Tirol und als Hofkommissär oberster Vertreter der österreichischen Regierung. Nach dem Waffenstillstand von Znaim (12. Juli 1809) wurde er von Tirol abgezogen, so dass Andreas Hofer als Oberkommandant der Tiroler Schützen nach dem Sieg über die Bayern beim dritten Gefecht am Bergisel am 13. August 1809 auch die Regierungsgeschäfte in Tirol übernahm. - Schönes Exemplar, nur wenige Seiten gering stockfleckig. In dekorativem zeitgenössischen Halblder-Einband; aus fürstlicher Bibliothek 2 Blätter, 460 Seiten Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. gepr. Rückenschild, Buntpapierbezug, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        The Byrth, Lyf, and Actes of Kyng Arthur; of His Noble Knights of the Rounde Table, Theyr Merveyllous Enquests & Adventures

      London: Longman, Hurst, 1817. Hardcover. Near fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Année 1817 - Volume I - Tome Quatrième [ Tome 4 - Tome IV ] : Note sur la cause des changemens de couleur que présente le caméléon minéral, extraite d'un travail sur le manganèse (Chevreul) ; Note sur l'insecte qui produit la laque (Latreille) ; Note sur la Chaleur rayonnante (Fourier) ; Mémoire du professeur Mangili sur le venin de la vipère ; Description d'un micromètre formé par une simple lentille (Wollaston) ; Sur le retour périodique des orages, et sur le vent très froid et extraordinairement sec qui se fait sentir plusieurs heures après ceux qui sont accompagnés de grêle (Volta) ; Extrait d'une lettre de M. Fresnel à M. Arago, sur l'influence de la chaleur dans les couleurs développées par la polaris

      Crochard 1817 - 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1817, 448 pp. Contient notamment : Note sur la cause des changemens de couleur que présente le caméléon minéral, extraite d'un travail sur le manganèse (Chevreul) ; Note sur l'insecte qui produit la laque (Latreille) ; Note sur la Chaleur rayonnante (Fourier) ; Mémoire du professeur Mangili sur le venin de la vipère ; Description d'un micromètre formé par une simple lentille (Wollaston) ; Sur le retour périodique des orages, et sur le vent très froid et extraordinairement sec qui se fait sentir plusieurs heures après ceux qui sont accompagnés de grêle (Volta) ; Extrait d'une lettre de M. Fresnel à M. Arago, sur l'influence de la chaleur dans les couleurs développées par la polarisation ; etc. Rare exemplaire du tome 4 des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" contenant notamment le second extrait publié de la "Théorie de la Chaleur" de Fourier, ainsi que l'extrait d'une lettre de M. Fresnel à M. Arago, sur l'influence de la chaleur dans les couleurs développées par la polarisation (cf DSB, V, 169). Etat satisfaisant (sans ff. de garde, petit travail de vers en marge intérieure affectant partiellement 2 lettres, accroc avec mq. de papier en coiffe sup. au dos). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Lo spettatore italiano - Lo spettatore straniero

      Stella, Milano 1817 - in 8°, mezza pelle. Raccolta di alcuni numeri de 'Lo spettatore straniero' (con recensioni bibliografiche, articoli provenienti da altre riviste (anche straniere), articoli di storia, prose, politica). Lieve gora marginale ai primi due quaderni. Con testi di Giacomo Leopardi. Lieve strappo alla cuffia inferiore, lievi spellature al dorso, abrasioni al rivestimento in carta del piatto posteriore.Fascicoli raccolti:- Lo spettatore straniero, n. IV della presente serie (LXXVIII della serie generale), pp. da 201 a 260. Piccola macchia al testo (comunque comprensibile) delle prime sei pagine.- Supplimento allo spettatore italiano, n. IV, pp. da 249 a 252.- Lo spettatore italiano n. VI della presente serie (LXXXI della serie generale), pp. da 333 a 396. Strappo a due carte (non compromette il testo), mancanza all'angolo inferiore di una carta (mancano due parole a una pagina).- Lo spettatore italiano, n. IV della presente serie (LXXVII della serie generale), [anno 1817], pp. da 193 a 250 [si tratta di un refuso: in realtà la pagina finale dovrebbe essere la 248]. Con 'Titanomachia di Esiodo. Traduzione di G. Leopardi'. Con premessa e traduzione di Giacomo Leopardi qui edita per la prima volta. E la poesia 'Ritratto di Ovidio', siglata 'G.L.' nella rubrica 'Rivista letteraria' all'interno della recensione: 'Le Eroidi, ovvero le pistole dell Eroine di P. Ovidio Nasone. Libera traduzione poetica con note ed osservazioni del dottore in legge Gioachino Fernandez, colle risposte degli Eroi; opera dello stesso. - Catania, dalla stamperia della Università, Volumi IV, di pag. 200 circa ciascuno, in 8°'.- Supplimento allo Spettatore Straniero n. III, pp. da 193 a 200.- Lo Spettatore italiano, n. V della presente serie (LXXIX della serie generale), pp. da 253 a 316.- Lo Spettatore italiano, n. X della presente serie (LXXXIX della serie generale), pp. 617 a 668.- Lo Spettatore italiano ovvero mescolanze di poesia, di filosofia, di novelle, di letteratura, di teatro, di belle arti e di bibliografia, tomo ottavo, Milano, Stella, 1817, pp. XII (Tavola delle materie contenute in questo ottavo tomo).- Lo Spettatore italiano, n. VII della presente serie (LXXXIII della serie generale), pp. da 421 a 484.- Lo Spettatore italiano, n. IX della presente serie (LXXXVII della serie generale), pp. da 553 a 600. Con lo scritto di Giacomo Leopardi, qui edito per la prima volta, 'Sopra due voci italiane'. Lieve mancanza al testo di p. 562 [non si leggono le parole 'da concedere' e 'così'].- Supplimento allo Spettatore Straniero, n. VIII, pp. da 473 a 488.- Lo Spettatore straniero, n. X della presente serie (XC della serie generale), pp. da 537 a 588.- Lo Spettatore straniero ovvero mescolanze di viaggi, di statistica, di storia, di politica, di letteratura, di belle arti e di filosofia, tomo nono, pp. X (tavola delle materie contenute in questo nono tomo). Mancanza a due pagine (non compromette il testo).- Lo Spettatore straniero, n. VI della presente serie (LXXXII della serie generale), pp. da 309 a 348. Lieve traccia di gora.- Supplimento allo Spettatore italiano, n. VI, pp. da 397 a 420 (Davide Bertolotti, Al signor marchese Antonio Canova).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Borgolungo]
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        Philosophy of Arithmetic; Exhibiting a Progressive View of the Theory and Practice of Calculation, with an Enlarged Table of the Products of Numbers under One Hundred.

      Edinburgh: For Archibald Constable and Company, 1817. - Sir John Leslie (1766-1832) was a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, where he had himself studied under Dugald Stewart. He is best known for An Experimental Inquiry into the Nature and Propagation of Heat (1804), which established several fundamental laws of heat radiation and played a major role in the early nineteenth-century argument about whether heat was a form of matter or a mode of motion, though the Philosophy of Arithmetic one of "his most important books" (Richard G. Olson, writing in the D.S.B). He was a contributor to the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Edinburgh Review. Augustus De Morgan considered Leslie one of the few writers on the history of mathematics who attempted to show the progress of arithmetical writings as works of science. Octavo. iv, 240 pp. Large folding table; numerous mathematical diagrams in text, showing methods of calculation, utilizing various number bases. Contemporary full tan polished calf. In an armorial binding with a gilt insignia of a crown, an arm with an arrow, the the quotation from Horace, "Non eget arcu" on both covers, with the initials "AA." Gilt spine with green morocco label. Two gatherings foxed. Armorial binding. A very handsome copy. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Die heilige Schrift des Neuen Bundes mit vollständig erklärenden Anmerkungen.

      Mannheim, Verlag bei Tobias Löffler / Kommisson: Linz, bei Cajetan Haßlinger, 1817-18. - 3., abermals verbesserte Original-Aufl., 4 Bände in 4 [so compl]. 8° (19x12), XVI,520; 710; 727; 660 S., einheitl dekorative zeitgenössische HLdrbde mit 2 farb RSchildern, die Ecken teils etwas bestossen, Band 1 Vorsatz mit kleinem Eckabschnitt, mont Besitzvermerk aInnenspiegel, STaT, wohlerhaltene saubere Exemplare, [Schildenberger, Die Bibel in Deutschland 280f; Vgl.Vegelahn, Bibel-Archiv].-- Bonifaz Martin Schnappinger (1762-1832).- Schnappinger trat 1782 in den Karmeliterorden ein, verließ später gleichzeitig mit Dereser den Orden und lehrte in Heidelberg als Professor für Dogmatik und Exegese, ab 1807 in Freiburg.-- seine Bibelübersetzng erschien erstmalig 1797-99 in drei Bänden (dort als Autor noch Bonifacius vom heil.Wunibald, Priester des Ordens der barfüssigen Karmeliten) bei Tobias Löffler in Mannheim.- Wohl bei Buchberger im LThKG als frühe Übersetzung verzeichnet, ist die Ausgabe von Schnappinger kaum mehr zu finden.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs Relating To European And Asiatic Turkey; Edited From Manuscript Journals

      London: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1817., 1817. 4to. pp. xxii, 607. tipped-in errata slip. 8 engraved maps & plates (1 folding), 2 aquatints (1 double-page), & 4 panoramic views of Athens drawn by William Haygarth & etched by C.Turner. aquatint title vignette & tailpiece. several text illus. modern half calf (scattered foxing mainly affecting plates & adjacent leaves). First Edition of this collection of important previously unpublished material on the natural history, commerce, topography, and architecture of Greece and Asia Minor by John Sawrey Morritt, John Squire, and other noted travellers, scientists, and classical scholars. Included are papers on monasteries and libraries by Dr. Hunt, the antiquities of Egypt by Nathaniel Davison, the mines of Laurium and the gold and silver coinage of the Athenians by the editor and the Earl of Aberdeen, the flora and fauna of Greece and Cyprus by botanist John Sibthorp, &c. Blackmer 1762.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        PLAN OF PARLIAMENTARY REFORM, in the form of a Catechism, with Reasons for each article, with an introduction shewing the Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of Moderate Reform

      London:: printed for R. Hunter, successor to Mr. Johnson,, 1817.. First Edition. 8vo, iv, cccxxvii, fly title, 52, 16, i (adv. leaf). Light toning to the leaves, but a very nice untrimmed copy bound in modern calf backed marble boards, spine gilt, with new endpapers. This edition not in Kress or Goldsmiths (which lists the 1818 edition). Bentham here applied the principle of utility to advocating constitutional reform as a preliminary to legislative and administrative improvements. He was convinced that only under a democratic government "the greatest happiness of the greatest number was likely to be most advanced" (DNB). He called for annual elections and uniform election districts, suffrage to all who had paid a certain amount of tax and a secret ballot. This was originally written as early as 1807, but Cobbett refused its publication in his Political Register, it was not issued until this edition in 1817. It would not have been issued at this time had it not been for the attack on the Prince Regent at the opening of Parliament earlier in the year. The attack led to the suspension of habeus corpus for a year and the reinstitution of the repressive measure of 1795 and 1796. Bentham's concern with the civil liberties of the citizens led to this publication. Upon publication it became the foundation of the radical party, and influenced Ricardo and Mill.

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        Memoria sulla legatura delle principali arterie degli arti con una Appendice all'opera sull'Aneurisma di Antonio Scarpa.

      1817 - Pavia, Dalla Tipografia di Pietro Bizzoni, 1817. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 4to grande (cm. 34); cartoncino coevo; pp. VII, (1), 136. Garrison Morton, 2940. Piccola traccia di tarlo (restaurata) alle ultime tre carte e piccole mancanze al dorso ma bella copia con barbe. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cherries] [Bleeding Heart; Ox-Heart; Maple-Heart]

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1817 - A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Good condition, with two expert repairs to the margins.

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        A New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology; or, the Art of Foretelling Future Events and Contingencies, By the Aspects, Positions, and Influences, of the Heavenly Bodies Founded on Natural Philosophy [ Volumes 1 and 2 ] ]

      The Proprietor at No. 17 Ave-Maria Lane, St. Paul's, London 1817 - A very good copy of the complete two-volume set. Binding is the original full leather, with marbled ednpapers, gilt edging and lettering to the spines. The bindings are in remarkably good condition: no tearing of the gutters. Moderate wear and fraying at the extremities of the boards. Volume 1: Incipient splitting to the binding at the upper 4" portions of the spine seams; Volume 2: Evident splitting of the spine seams, front and rear boards, the length of the volume, resulting in a wobble to the boards when opened. Prior bookseller (small) label atop front endpapers, with previous owner's names in contemporary hands to front endpapers of each volume as well. A lovely set. [Please note: Due to the size, weight, and expense of the volumes extra shipping may be required depending on the destination and speed of delivery requested. Quotations gladly provided.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ADDITIONS TO THE FOURTH AND FORMER EDITIONS OF AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION

      John Murray, London 1817 - With Malthus' Final Revisions,Our Copy Untrimmed in Original Boards. 229 x 152 mm (9 x 6"). 2 p.l., 327, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. ORIGINAL BLUE PAPER BOARDS, neatly rebacked in buff paper, original printed paper spine label, UNTRIMMED EDGES. 19th century bookplate. Goldsmith 21762; Kress B.6973; Palgrave II, 676. Spine label chipped and rubbed, with significant loss of legibility, a little soil and wear to original sides (as expected), but the boards surprisingly well preserved, and the well-restored binding absolutely tight. First few leaves and last three gatherings freckled with foxing, minor foxing elsewhere, a few trivial spots, but excellent internally, still rather fresh and not at all darkened or browned. "An Essay on the Principle of Population," the great work of Malthus (1766-1834), was first published in 1798. Its main thesis held that while population increases in a geometric ratio, the means of subsistence only increase arithmetically, with the inevitable result that the expanding population will eventually outstrip the means of livelihood and leave millions facing deprivation (unless war or disease eliminates them first). Malthus later softened some of his harshest predictions, and the prosperity of the 19th century in Britain tended to discredit his work, but we are forever in his debt for "having called public attention in a striking and impressive way to a subject which had neither theoretically nor practically been sufficiently considered." (Britannica) The additions in the present volume constitute the author's final revisions to a text that was altered in each of the six editions through which it passed in Malthus' lifetime. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ideen über die Politik, den Verkehr und den Handel der vornehmsten Völker der alten Welt. Nach der neuesten Ausgabe.

      Wien, Franz Härter, 1817. - 3 Teile (zus. 5 Abteilungen) in 3 Bänden. (III)-XVI, 477, (1) SS. (2), 523, (1) SS. (III)-VIII, 336 SS. (2), 316 SS. (III)-XII, 379, (1) SS. Mit zus. 3 gefalt. Tafeln und 3 gefalt. Karten. Grün marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit hs. Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 8vo. Wiener Nachdruck von Heerens Hauptwerk (EA 1793-1805), welches "ihn gleich nach dem Erscheinen der ersten Bände zu einem berühmten Manne gemacht hat" (ADB). "Auch heute noch [.] knüpft sich das Gedächtniß seines Namens an dieses Werk. Von vornherein muß zugegeben werden, daß die Wahl des Stoffes ein glücklicher Griff war und daß hier eine Seite der Geschichte, die sonst gerne vernachlässigt wurde, eine eingehende Behandlung erfuhr. Man hat mit Fug behauptet, daß Heeren's Herkunft aus Bremen und die Jugendeindrücke, die er in der blühenden Handelsstadt erfahren, ihm hiezu besondere Anregung gegeben haben [.] Auf den damit gegebenen Anstoß für die stärkere Berücksichtigung der 'politisch-merkantilischen' Seite der Geschichte, legt Heeren in seinen autobiographischen Nachrichten selbst das größte Gewicht" (ebd.). - Gliederung: Erster Theil: Asiatische Völker. Erste Abtheilung: Perser. Zweite Abtheilung: Phönicier, Babylonier, Scythen, Indier. Zweyter Theil: Afrikanische Völker. Erste Abtheilung: Carthager, Äthiopier. Zweyte Abtheilung: Ägypter. Dritter Theil: Europäische Völker. Erste Abtheilung: Griechen. "Part 1 only of vol. 3 was published" (Kress). - Der Göttinger Historiker Arnold Heeren (1760-1842), ein Anhänger Adam Smiths, "wirkte maßgeblich auf die Entwicklung seiner Wissenschaft im Sinne der 'Göttinger Schule'" (DBE). - Zugleich erschienen als Bd. 26-30 in Härters "Bibliothek historischer Classiker aller Nationen" (vorliegend ohne die Reihentitel). Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten. Titel mit zeitgenöss. hs. Besitzvermerk "Jm. Kaiser". Menger 806. Vgl. ADB XI, 245. Kress (Suppl. 1473-1848) 6022, 6155 u. 6360. Kayser III, 77. Nicht bei Goldsmiths'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1809, 1810, AND 1811; INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF UPPER LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH THE STATES OF OHIO, KENTUCKY, INDIANA, AND TENNESSEE, WITH THE ILLINOIS AND WESTERN TERRITORIES

      Liverpool. 1817.. xii,[9]-364pp., plus errata slip. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt, raised bands, t.e.g. Ownership label of Frank H. Goodyear, III, on front pastedown. Tanned, scattered foxing. Two-inch closed tear in left side of titlepage, with no loss. About very good. Lacks the errata slip. Bradbury was a Scottish naturalist who went up the Missouri River with Wilson Price Hunt's party, stopping at the Mandan villages, then returning down river to St. Louis with H.M. Brackenridge. The appendix includes an account of the Stuart overland trip, with a reprint of the AMERICAN ENTERPRISE article (see Wagner-Camp 11) about their expedition. In addition, there is an Osage vocabulary, considerable information about the Mississippi Valley, and an account of the captivity of John Colter. There is also a "Catalogue of some of the more rare or valuable plants discovered in the neighborhood of St. Louis and on the Missouri." This work is not mentioned in TAXONOMIC LITERATURE, but Ewan tells us that Bradbury was a "Scotch naturalist who came to America to collect seeds and objects of natural history for the Liverpool Botanical Garden." Although Bradbury seldom mentions it, he was accompanied on this trip by naturalist Thomas Nuttall. A basic and rare work on the first probings up the Missouri. HOWES B695. CLARK II:137. WAGNER-CAMP 14:1. GRAFF 383. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 433. AYER SUPPLEMENT 23. STREETER SALE 1779.

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        Travels in the Interior of America in the Years 1809, 1810, and 1811; Including a Description of Upper Louisiana, Together with the States of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennesse, with the Illinois and Western Territories

      Liverpool: for the Author, 1817. 8vo., (8 x 5 inches). (Bound without 6-pages of preliminaries and errata leaf, some browning and staining). Contemporary half calf marbled paper boards (worn with minor loss at the extremities). Provenance: Later 19th-century ownership inscription of Fred Schramm on the front free endpaper; ink library stamps of "H.M.K." on title-page and last leaf. First edition. "Bradbury's interest in botany brought him to America where he spent some time in the Saint Louis area. Accompanied by another English botanist, Thomas Nuttall, Bradbury joined Wilson Hunt's party on the first leg of the journey up the Missouri... During the course of the journey Bradbury met Daniel Boon..." (Wagner Camp). Also including an account of the captivity of John Colter. Clark Old South II:137(1); Graff 383; Howes B-695; Sabin 7207; Streeter sale III:1779; Wagner-Camp-Becker 14:1. Purchased at Swann Galleries, 30th November 2000, lot 14. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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        De architectura libri decem. Cum notis, castigationibus & observationibus G. Philandri., D. Barbari., C. Salmasii. Praemittuntur Elementa architecturae collecta ab illustri viro H. Wottono. Accedunt Lexicon Vitruvianum. digesta & illustrata a J. de Laet. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Amsterdam, L. Elzevier 1649. Fol. 3 Bll., 30 S., 1Bl., 272 S., 14 Bll.; 164 S.; 69 S., 1Bl., mit gest. Titel u. 79 (3 ganzs.) Textholzschnitten, Hldr. d. 18. Jhdts. mit reicher Rvg.

      - Fowler 325 - Kat. d. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 1817 - Brunet V, 1328 - Willems 1097: ?Magnifique édition, ornée de nombreuses figures sur bois dans le texte.?.- Einzige Ausgabe bei Elzevier, reich kommentiert, behandelt nicht nur die eigentliche Baukunst, sondern auch andere Gegenstände der Technik wie Getreidemühlen, Wasserorgeln, Sonnenuhren, Hebewerkzeuge und Wasserwaagen.- Nur leicht stockfleckig od. gebräunt, Ebd. berieben u. etw. bestoßen, Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen, Gelenk leicht aufgeplatzt.

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        Lithograph portrait by T. H. Maguire

      <p>Hooker, Joseph Dalton (1817-1911). Lithograph portrait with facsimile signature, by Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-95), lithographed by M. & H. Hanhart. [Ipswich: G. Ransome,] 1851 (dated in the plate). 610 x 440 mm.; image (without signature) measures 242 x 292 mm. Small chips in the margins, a few faint spots, but with the image in excellent condition.</p><p>First Edition. The largest and best portrait of Joseph Dalton Hooker, the eminent taxonomic botanist and plant geographer, and a close friend and ally of Darwin. The portrait formed part of a series titled Portraits of Honorary Members of the Ipswich Museum, published in 1852. Rare. </p>

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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels, in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three Voyages Round the World; Together together with a voyage of survey and discovery, in the Pacific Ocean and oriental islands

      Boston: Printed by E G House for the Author, 1817 - "An account by an American of his three voyages to various parts of the Pacific between 1790 and 1807. He called at Van Diemen's Land and engaged in sealing in Bass Strait, of which he gives a description (pp 427-72)." Ferguson The author made three important Pacific Voyages: the first (1790- 1792) to Canton on the ship Massachusetts; the second (1799-1802) on the Perseverance and the Pilgrim. He made stops at the Hawaiian Islands on two of these voyages.,The narrative is of great importance for its text (pp. 111-151) concerning Bligh and the Bounty and Pitcairn Island, part of which appears nowhr=ere else. An early map of Pitcairn Island is included." Forbes "This narrative may have been written in collaboration with Horace Holley, who was probabaly the author of the appended biographical sketch of Delano, described as 'written by a friend' (p. 577- 598)" Hill First edition. 8vo. Portrait frontispiece of Delano and 2 plates (portrait of Abba Thulle; folding map of "Pitcairns Island". 598, [1] pp. Contemporary calf. Ownership signature of "Jospeh Spear, Georges Island, Boston Harbour 1819" on lower flyleaf. Binding broken, stained, etc. In brown cloth drop box. Ferguson 672; Howes D-233; Sabin 19349; Shaw & Shoemaker 40635; Forbes 463; New Hill 463 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        C. Julii Cæsaris, Quæ 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 - 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. Very 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. 1 Kg. 410 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anvil

      Published by Edward Orme, London 1817 - A magnificent portrait of the famous stallion Anvil, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse , which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific steeds for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the stallion Anvil, bred by Thomas Paton. The image shows Anvil in an enclosed paddock, and exhibits a keen attention to naturalistic detail. Anvil was first a stallion in the stud of the Prince of Wales and went on to win a great number of races at some of the best courses in England. This beautiful print demonstrates that, with subtle atmospheric effects and complex compositional structure, Stubbs succeeds in raising the genre of equine portraiture to a poetic level. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 114, ii/iii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints , p. 272. Stipple with etching, colour-printed with hand-colouring. State iii/iii, with the title in closed letters, and engraved inscription: "George Stubbs pinxt.*** Geo. Townly Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to His R.H. the Prince of Wales. / London Republished June 4th. 1817, *** ANVIL. *** by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street"

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        STORIA DELLA RIVOLUZIONE DI SPAGNA tradotta dall'originale Inglese

      Pisa. 1817 - 5 volumes bound in two. Complete. Octavo 8 1/2 x 6 inches, HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN FULL CONTEMPORARY CALF with gilt spines, two leather lettering labels and a blind stamped floral pattern to the boards. Volume one 269 pages, volume two in two parts with two titles 160 and 160 pages, volume three 288 pages, volume four 240 pages, volume five (appendice) 262 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH A FOLDING MAP OF SPAIN, A FOLDING CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE AND 11 PLATES AND PLANS (including Gibraltar, Cadiz, Aranjuez, Segovia, a bust of Wellington etc. etc.) plus a vignette coat of arm of Wellington. A lovely copy in a pretty binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DICCIONARIO DE LA LENGUA CASTELLANA. Quinta Edición.

      - Madrid, En la Imprenta Real, 1817, 23x32, 4 hojas, 918 págs. 1 hoja. Texto impreso a 3 columnas. Encuadernado en plena piel de época con nervios, tejuelo, hierros en lomera. (52303).

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        THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DECAMERON; or, Ten Days Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts, and subjects connected with early engraving, typography, and bibliography.

      Printed for the author, by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press:,, London: 1817 - Three volumes. 8vo, pp. ccxxvi, 410; [iv], 536, [ii]; [iv], 544, [iv]. 37 engraved plates, two double-page; 35 text illustrations printed on India paper and mounted on pages; one mounted gilt lettered specimen of red pared calf; and hundreds of engraved and woodcut text illustrations, several colored. (including plate 9 in the first volume) Bookplates. Bound in later 3/4 brown morocco, all edges marbled. Some minor foxing, soiling and offsetting. A handsome copy. Hart 186. Jackson 40. Lowndes (1885 edition), II, p. 640. Windle & Pippin A28. "In 1817 appeared the most amusing and the most successful (from a pecuniary point of view) of his works, the 'Bibliographical Decameron,' on which a great sum was spent for engravings and woodcuts. The reader will find a great deal of gossip about books and printers, about book collectors and sales by auction." (DNB). Perhaps the most lavish of all Dibdin's works.Its publication was a financial success and doubtless marks the high-water mark of the Dibdinian bibliomania."Jackson 4. Lowndes says of this work: "From the information which it contains, and the splendor of the decorations and printing, it will ever be considered as a model of excellence and good taste in typography and the arts." First and Only Edition, evidently limited to 750-800 regular and 50 large-paper copies

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        La regnè animal distribué d'' après son organisation pour servir de base à l'' histoire naturelle des animaux et d'' introduction à l'' anatomie comparée.

      Deterville 1817 - 4 volumi in- 8°, m. pelle coeva. Complessive 2076 pp. e 15 tavole incise in rame f.t. Nel vol. IV, un occhietto antistante le tavole é stato omesso in origine. Esemplare intonso della rara edizione originale. Il Cuvier, anatomista, zoologo e geologo francese, professore a Parigi, fu considerato il fondatore dell' anatomia comparata e della paleontologia. > (Hoefer, Histoire de la zoologie, p. 361). > (Singer, History of biology, pp. 231-37). > (Garrison - Morton, Medical bibliography, 327). > (H.F. Norman Library, 567). D.S.B., III, pp. 521.28. Agassiz, II, p. 148. B.M.C. (Natural history), I, p. 410. Wood, Liter. of vertebrate zoology, p. 307. Nissen, Zoologische Buchillustration, 1013. Coleman G. Cuvier zoologist, pp. 74-106. LA NASCITA DELL' ANATOMIA COMPARATA. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 - 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. Finely 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. 6 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the Original Correspondence in the Possession of the Family of the late Richard Tully, Esq., the British consul. Comprising authentic memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction. Also, an account of the Domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks.

      printed for Henry Colburn,, London: 1817 - xiii, (ii), 376pp, with 7 hand-coloured aquatints and a foldout map. Some browning to endpapers, and a little soiling to the borders of some plates and to the adjacent pages: the text and the attractive plates are otherwise very clean. The map has a few false folds, some wear to top edge where it once protruded, and a little soiling. The Preface warns that the book 'contains, we believe, the only exact account which has ever been made publicly known of the private manners and conduct of this African Despot, and it details such scenes and events, it gives such sketches of human weakness and vice, the effects of ambition, avarice, envy, and intrigue, as will seem scarcely credible to the mind of an European.' Plus ca change, alas. Quarto, with sprinkled edges, firm in contemporary half calf, spine ruled and titled in gilt, with slightly scuffed and chipped marbled boards. Very nice copy. [Heavy Item] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a ten years´ residence at Tripoli in Africa¿ comprising authentic memoirs and anecdotes of the Reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction; also, an account of the domestic manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks

      - Handsomely illustrated work on Tripoli and the customs of the Arabs & Moors. 1817. London. Printed for Henry Colburn. In 4to (285 mm x 226 mm). 1 [blank] + xiii 1 ff. + 376 + 1 [blank] + 7 plates & one folding map. Original boards, paper label on spine, rubbed and a little stained, still very attractive in its original condition. Uncut, map with minor water staining, a wide margined fresh and clean copy. Second and best edition, published a year after the first. A handsomely illustrated work, with 7 aquatint plates ¿first edition contains 5. The plates show mainly customs, antiquities, manners & architecture of the region; amongst them, local figures as the King and a Guard of the city the King of Tripoli, a ¿Bedouin Peasant Woman¿, ¿Arabs recreating in the Desert¿, ¿accompanied by her child- and others. The work is ostensibly a collection of letters written by Miss Tully, who was sister-in-law of Richard Tully, British Consul in Triupoli; thus had access to privileged information. The work is arguably one of the most valuable sources of information on Tripoli and the region of the early 19th century. Abbey, Travel, 301. Tooley, 493. Blackmer, 1682. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES DE J. J. ROUSSEAU CITOYEN DE GENEVE [OEUVRES COMPLETES]

      1817 - 8 volumes, reliure plein veau blond marbré (binding full calfskin) in-octavo, RELIURE D'EPOQUE, dos long (spine without raised band) décoré or (gilt decoration) - pièce de titre sur fond bordeaux (label of title) et pièce de tomaison sur fond vert foncé (label of volume numbering), roulettes sur les coupes (fillets on the cuts), tranches peignées (painting edges), illustrations : 15 planches dépliantes hors-texte en noir de Musique in fine du Volume IV [Dictionnaire de Musique] (MUSIC folding maps at rear on the Volume IV), (XL + 592) + (XIII + 572) + (XVIII + 604) + (XII + 632) + (XII + 711) + (XII + 568) + (XVI +626) + 668 Pages, 1817 à Paris Chez A. Belin Imprimeur-Libraire, Tome I : La nouvelle Héloïse, Tome II : Emile, Tome III : Lettres, Tome IV : Dictionnaire de musique, Tome V : Lettres et théâtre, Tome VI : Confessions, Tome VII : Discours, Tome VIII : Correspondance .RARE EDITION .EN TRES BON ETAT (very good condition). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 760 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The old english Baron and The castle of Otranto, with a biographical preface.

      printed for J. Walker. 1817 - - printed for J. Walker., London 1817, in 16 (7x13,5cm), de xvi, 153pp. (1bc), 116pp., 2 partie en un Vol. Relié. - La première édition de The old english Baron de C. Reeve est de 1777, et celle du Castle of Otranto de 1764. Un frontispice et une vignette sur la page de faux titre, gravés par Warren. Plein Maroquin beige fin XIXe. Dos à nerfs Janséniste. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Riche dentelle intérieure. Tranches dorées. Dos légèrement plus foncé. Bel exemplaire. Le château d'Otrante de Horace Walpole (1717-1797) est à l'origine du roman noir anglais ou Gothique (Gothic tales an anglais), qui connaîtra son apogée avec le Moine de Lewis et les roman de Ann Radcliffe. Walpole, homme politique et écrivain anglais, était à la recherche d'une littérature qui fût proche de l'architecture néo Gothique (Gothic Revival). Après lui, les romans noirs utiliseront les mêmes recettes de lieux et d'intrigues (château Gothique, souterrains.). Le roman de Clara Reeve fut un des premiers romans à l'imitation du Château d'Otrante. de xvi, 153pp. (1bc), 116pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia general de España, compuesta, enmendada y añadida por.

      Imprenta de Leonardo Núñez de Vargas 1817 - 20 vols. 1 mapa plegado grabado por Juan López, 87 retratos grabados al cobre a toda plana orlados por guirnaldas con motivos vegatales y florales.Piel valenciana jaspeada, planos recuadrados con hierros dorados formando lazos y estrellas, lomos cuajados de adornos dorados, con doble tejuelo rojo, cantos también dorados.Ejemplar excepcional ya que frente a los reseñados por Palau y los recogidos en el CCPB, contiene numerosos grabados a toda plana de todos los monarcas españoles, probablemente estampados en el siglo XVIII; que no están presentes en aquellos. Palau, 151688 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; comprising specimens of architecture and sculpture, and other vestiges of former ages, accompanied by descriptions. Illustrations of remarkable incidents in border history and tradition, and original poetry. vol. II.

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, ., London: 1817 - 1 With a fore-edge painting by the "Dover" painter, of "Edinburgh from the Grass Market." Painted ca. 1926-28. Provenance I: Gladys McKenney Molony purchased this fore-edge painting in 1976 and presented it to her alma mater. The library subsequently sold much of her gift during the summer of 2007. II: Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke (1809-1862). Volume II only. Small folio. [89]-209; ci, [i], [xii] pp. Numerous fine engraved plates. Original full crimson red straight-grained morocco, gilt tooled covers, gilt spine, a.e.g. Unrelated broadsheet mounted to rear inside cover. Bookplate of Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke. Probably sold by Dawson&#146;s Book Shop. Signature and inscription of Gladys McKenney Molony, to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College Library, April 9, 1976. Superb binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cock Shooting [and] Pheasant Shooting. [A pair of sporting prints]

      London 1817 - A lovely pair of sporting prints Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s . To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.75-76). Siltzer, p. 57; Snelgrove Alken 46. Aquatints, coloured by hand, by T. Sutherland. (First print with skillfully repaired tear). Sheet sizes: 14 7/8 x 18 1/8 inches and 15 x 18 1/4 inches.

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

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

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        Studies of Chess: Containing a Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Analysis of Chess

      Printed for Samuel Bagster, Samuel Bagster 1817 - xxxii+428 pages with diagrams and frontispiece. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") issued in half leather with marbled boards. Edited by Peter Pratt. (Whyld: 1817:19) 5th edition. 1st published in 1749. Although Philidor was the greatest chess player of his time, he professed to be just a musical composer (of which he was great in his day), because chess was not fully understood by the masses. He was the first great blindfold chess player, playing three opponents while blindfolded. He did this three times. In the 18th century, this almost amounted to witchcraft. He was the first to understand the value of playing the pawns correctly and hence wrote the first real strategy book on chess. He invented the Philidor's Defense: His musical skills were of the highest order. In his career, he composed more than 20 operas. At the age of six, he became a member of the Chapel-Royal choir in Versailles. This is where he learned chess, as musicians in those days were very knowledgeable in chess, or at least, more than the average person. He learned by watching others play. There were other great players that learned chess this way: Morphy, Capablanca, Karpov, etc. At the age of 11, his first musical composition was played before King Louis XV. That is definitely big time stuff. When he was 14, his voice changed, and he had to leave the Chapel-Royal choir. At 15, he was tutored in chess by France's greatest chess player of the day, Sire de Legal. Three years later, he quit instructing Philidor, because he became stronger than he was. At 18, Philidor had become the strongest chess player in the world, with no one to tutor him anymore. At this time (1744), Philidor played two chess games blindfolded simultaneously in public in Paris. He said he learned how to do this when he could not sleep at night and played chess without sight of a chessboard. This was the first time blindfold play against two opponents was ever recorded. Philidor became quite famous with his chess abilities at this time. He played chess against Voltaire and Rousseau. And, of course, he creamed them. At the age of 19, Philidor went to Rotterdam, Holland to present his musical compositions. But the concerts were cancelled and he was stranded in Holland with no money. He then supported himself by teaching and playing chess and Polish checkers, especially to English army officers at The Hague. At the age of 21, he travelled to London, England and beat the two best English chess players of the day, Stamma and Sir Janssen, at Slaughter's coffee house. Philidor was at the top of the world at this point. Phillip Stamma was the best English player, and Philidor challenged him to a ten-game match with an extraordinary set of rules. Philidor insisted that Stamma play White in all of the games, and that any draw would count as a win for Stamma. This is either cocky or stupid. Nevertheless, Stamma accepted the terms (who wouldn't?) and Philidor won 8 games and lost 2, one of the losses being a drawn game. He also beat Sir Janssen 4 wins and 1 loss. At 22, Philidor wrote L'analyze des Eschecs (Analysis of Chess). Some of the early subscriptions were: Lord Sandwich (10 copies), Duke of Cumberland (50 copies), English army officers (119 copies). This made Philidor and the publishers quite wealthy. At 23, 433 copies of his book were published in London, England. It was the first chess book translated into Russian, and was one of the favorite books of Thomas Jefferson. This was the first chess book that organized the chess openings. He was invited to the courts of Europe to play chess in front of the royalties. He played in King Frederick's castle at Potsdam. He played for the Duke of Mirepoix. In 1755, he beat the great Legal in a match at the Café del la Regence in Paris, France. He spent the next 40 years of his life intermixing chess and composing music. In 1795, at the age of 68, he died in London, England. The newspaper obituary read, "On Monday last, Mr. Philidor, the celebrated chess player, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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