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        [Op. 91]. Wellingtons Sieg oder die Schlacht bey Vittoria für das Piano-Forte... 91tes Werk. [2-hand piano reduction]

      Wien: S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN] S. et C. 2361. [1817]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [1] (advertisement), 2-29, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. The word "Preis" printed, but neither amount nor currency added. With publisher’s advertisement, "Pränumerations-Anzeige," to p. 1 soliciting subscriptions to first editions of Beethoven's symphonies no. 7 and 8 and announcing full scores, parts, and various arrangements. & & With fine engraved pictorial title depicting General Wellington leading his troops in battle. Extended printed note following imprint: "so wie auch zu haben [and also available]: in Leipzig bey Breitkopf und Härtel _ C.F. Peters _ Fr. Hoffmeister, [continuation in smaller print] Bonn, bey N. Simmrok [!Simrock] _ Offenbach, bey J. Andrä [!André] _ Zürich, bey Nägeli u[nd] Comp. _ Ettwill [!Eltville], bey C. Zulehner,_ und in den Musikhandlungen zu Augsburg _ Berlin _ Braunschweig _ Frankfurth _ Hamburg _ München _ Mayland [!Mailand] _ Neapel _ Stuttgardt [!Stuttgart]." Incomplete key change corrected (2 flats added) to p. 20 in pencil (at "Andante grazioso"). & & Old paper repair to outer leaves; crease to lower outer corner of last leaf; slight bleeding and offsetting. & & In very good condition overall. . Second Viennese edition. ' All [Steiner] editions... include, on p. 1, the 'Pränumerations-Anzeige' [subscription advertisement]... with the date 'Wien im Februar 1816...' In later issues (after 1817), this advertisement is omitted, and p. 1 is left blank." Kinsky p. 255. Not in Hirsch, or Beethoven-Haus (all copies with blank page 1) or Hoboken 2 (illustrating title of earlier Steiner printing). & & The arrangement of this orchestral work is by Beethoven himself. It was first published by Birchall in London in January of 1816. & & "Beethoven's 'Battle Symphony,' more correctly entitled Wellington's Victory of the Battle of Victoria (op. 91), came into being as the result of an idea by Maelzel that Beethoven should write a work for his latest invention, the panharmonicon, a sort of mechanical orchestra. The timing coincided with Wellington's defeat of Napoleon in 1813... It is a programmatic piece for a large orchestra with a battery of military and Turkish percussion instruments, including cannons and muskets. The first section opens with an English bugle call followed by the patriotic tune Rule, Britannia, answered by a French bugle call and marching tune, known in Britain as For he's a jolly good fellow. Then comes a depiction of the battle. Part 2, called 'Victory Symphony,' begins and ends with martial music but is otherwise based largely on the British national anthem, which is treated fugally." Cooper: The Beethoven Compendium, p. 220. A very good copy of an early issue, including the subscription advertisement.

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        The History of British India

      London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy,, 1817. 3 volumes, quarto (270 x 210 mm). Contemporary tan half calf neatly rebacked to style and corners repaired, green morocco labels, decorated gilt in compartments, all edges speckled red, no half-titles as issued, p. 566 reads 556 in Volume I as usual. 2 folding engraved maps, one hand-coloured. Boards slightly rubbed, slight foxing to endleaves and maps, else foxing occasional and very light, maps with faint offsetting, tiny closed tears to top gutters and slight creasing to fore edges, horizontal closed tear p. 757 of Volume III. An excellent set. First edition of the nineteenth-century standard reference work on India. James Mill (1773–1836) worked for twelve years on his History of British India while struggling to make ends meet as a journalist in London. He later wrote "had I foreseen that it would be one half or one third of what it has been, never should I have been the author of a History of India". But his hard work paid off and his book, "a story of ideas and institutions, of historical stages and processes, more than of flesh-and-blood human beings and the din of battle" (ODNB), was an immediate success and led - together with the support of Ricardo and Joseph Hume - to his appointment as examiner of correspondence at the London office of the East India Company. It is an astonishing fact that such a comprehensive work was written by someone who never visited India, an issue which Mill addressed in the preface, turning it to his advantage, as a guarantee of his objectivity.

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population or, a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness (Three Volumes)

      John Murray, 1817-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: John Murray, 1817. xvi, 496 p; iv, 507 p; 500 p. "The fifth edition with important additions." Complete and unrestored in three volumes. Original boards with orginal paper spines, most of which are, not surprisingly, gone given their fragility. In protective mylar wraps. Very Good condition overall: bindings degraded over time but completely unrestored and text in very nice shape. Clean pages-- no marks-- generally bright for age. Some foxing throughout text and typical waviness. Bumped corners. Not ex-library! Old London bookseller's stamp on front paste downs. Secodn volume front cover creased, missing small strip o paper. Third volume front board detached, the other covers are intact; the mylar wraps keep them all in place. Nice condition overall. A greatly revised and expanded edition of Malthus' most famous work, the second-to-last published during his lifetime. Contains revisions of his views on rent, a deeper look at how the political organization of states was determined by population and what limits to population growth were already occurring in Europe, and an appendix with replies to critics. An enormously influential (and controversial) work that inspired Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.

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        [Op. 101]. Sonate pour le Piano-Forte für das Hamer-Klavier des Museum's für Klavier-Musik. Erste Lieferung. Verfasst und der Freyin Dorothea Ertmann geborne Graumann gewidmet... 101tes Werk.

      Wien S. A. Steiner und Comp. [PN] S. et C. 2661 [February 1817]. Oblong folio. Contemporary blue wrappers. 1f. (decorative series title engraved by A. Müller), 1f. (title), [1] (advertisement), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: word "Preis" followed by blank. Text of series title in ornamental frame on crosshatched background: "Musee Musical Des Clavicinistes [!Clavecinistes]. Museum für Klaviermeister. [blank]tes Heft. Wien bei S. A. Steiner und Comp." Upper wrapper lacking. Slightly worn and foxed; occasional staining and minor offsetting. A very good, crisp copy overall. Untrimmed.. First Edition, early issue. Kinsky p. 280. Dorfmüller p. 225 (Weinhold), 336, and plate 8a. Hoboken 2, 120. Rare. The advertisement ("Musikalische Anzeige") on p. 1 is for the series "Museum für Klaviermusik" (or "Musee Musical des Clavecinistes), of which the present edition was the first volume; the advertisement also announces (retroactively) the launch of a weekly "Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung," not to be confused with the better known publication of the same name by Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig, and recent issues of sheet music, including Beethoven's opp. 90, 91, 92, 96, and 97.

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        Select Law Library; Containing the Whole Law Now in Force" Six separate works bound in one volume.

      F.C. and J.Rivington and others, London 1817 - Comprises " The New and Complete Parish Officer" by Henry Clavering 11th edition pp iv + 163 + 1; " A Complete Guide to Landlords, Tenants and Lodgers" by Robert Sutton 9th edition pp 122 + 4 ; " The Law of Wills, Codicils and Revocations " by Eardley Mitford 6th edition pp iv + 122 + 4; " The Law of Bankrupts, their Creditors and Assignees" by Soame Whittaker 4th edition pp iv + 126 ; " The Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Bankers' Notes, Drafts and Checks" by Edward Windham Manning 4th edition pp iv + 96 + 4 ; and " The Country Gentleman's Lawyer, and the Farmer's Complete Law Library" by William Marriott 7th edition pp 142 + 2. Internally in very good condition subject to browning affecting the first few pages, binding pretty firm, some scuffing to cover, moderate wear to bottom of spine, lower corner of rear board rather worn. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue du Golfe d'Alpnach

      Lago dei Quattro Cantoni - Alpnach - Svizzera 1817 - mm 192x277

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        Code Rural, Ou Recueil Analytique des Lois, Règlemens et Usages Qui Intéressent Les Habitans Des Campagnes et Leurs propriétés, Principalement En Provence

      1817. A Aix, chez Augustin Pontier, 1817. Broadsheet (30 x 47 cm). The prospectus (literally 'preview') is among the oldest devices used by publishers in the marketing of books. In announces publication before the work is printed, extolling its virtue and inviting pre-publication orders. Signing up customers in advance gave both publisher and author a measure of confidence in the venture. Book prospectuses are rare in the form of a broadsheet. [c.f. Rickards, Encyclopedia of Ephemera]. The present prospectus gives all the information necessary for subscribing to the 'Code Rural...'.

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        Lettre a un Électeur de Paris; par M. de Pradt.

      Bechet,, Paris, 1817 - Paris, Bechet, 1817. 8°. 141 S. Interimsbroschur der Zeit (Kleisterpapier). EA. In franz. Sprache. Mit eighd. Signatur Bechets. - Angestaubt, leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Pradt (1759 - 1837) war Generalvikar des Erzbischof von Rouen, bevor er nach Paris in die Generalversammlung der Stände ging. Zuerst Gegener der Revolution, wurde er 1804 von Napoleon zum Bischof von Poitiers ernannt, daneben wurde er mit einige diplomatischen Missionen betraut. Sein schriftstellerisches Werk kreiste denn auch um diesen Schwerpunkt. (Zitat) - Selten. Französisch Interimsbroschur der Zeit (Kleisterpapier). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original Journals of the Eighteen Campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte, comprising all those in which he personally commanded in chief. Translated from the French. To which are added, all the bulletins relating to each campaign

      London: for J Davis, first edition , 1817. 2 volumes. vi and 550 pages; ii and 209 pages. A fine pair in modern half black calf with cloth sides. Pproperly speaking there are six journals - Campaign in Italy by a General Officer, Berthier, Denon and Miot on Egypt and Syria, Petit on Marengo and an anonymous Siege of Genoa attributed here to Massena. The last part of the second volume has the bulletins for the campaigns of the Grande Armee.

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        President Monroe grants land in the Northwest Territory for military service of a Virginia officer in the Revolutionary War who sold his land bounty to speculators who then sold it to the surveyor

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?James Monroe? as President, one page, 12? x 15?. Washington, April 7, 1817. Completed in manuscript. Countersigned ?Josiah Meigs? as Commissioner of the General Land Office. On vellum. Soiling and folds. Rolled. Text is light. Dark diagonal stain passes through ?James,? part of ?Monroe? is light. Toned ?Meigs.? Right half of paper seal at lower left is missing. Certified and signed again by Meigs on verso. Fair condition.In part, ?Know ye, That, in consideration of Military Service, performed by Thomas Ray, a Captain for three years, to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, and in pursuance of an Act of the Congress of the United States passed on the 10th day of August, in the year 1790, intituled ?An Act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, to obtain Titles to certain Lands lying north west of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota;? and Acts of th

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        The History of Java

      London: Printed for Black, Parbury, and Allen, Booksellers to the Hon. East-India Company and John Murray, , 1817. 2 volumes, quarto (273 × 213 mm). Contemporary russia, skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, title direct to the spines, broad flat bands, compartments attractively gilt, quadruple fillet panels to the boards with arabesque corner-pieces, gilt zig-zag edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers. 10 superb hand-coloured aquatint costume plates after William Daniell, and 56 uncoloured aquatint plates, one folding, 8 exquisite engraved vignettes, large folding map, coloured in outline, numerous tables, 2 of them folding. Just a little rubbed, light browning to the text, some mild spotting to the plates, but virtually none of the often-encountered offsetting from the plates, overall a handsome and excellently preserved copy. First edition. "The marriage of a scientifically original text with beautiful illustrations by an accomplished aquatint engraver resulted in a book about Indonesia of outstanding quality; indeed a masterpiece" (Bastin & Brommer). Raffles was appointed lieutenant governor of Java in 1811 when the island and its dependencies were occupied by Lord Minto following the Annexation of the Netherlands by Napoleon. During the next four years he extended the area of European control and reorganised the Dutch colonial system in the island, as well as making an extensive study of the history, customs and languages of the region. Although described by C.M. Turnbull in ODNB as "betraying hasty composition," The History of Java, is a remarkable work of synthesis, combining natural history - he enlisted the help of the American botanist Thomas Horsfield, who sent specimens to Banks at Kew - history, anthropology, philology and topography. The superb plates with their images of costume, architecture, native implements and weapons, Buddhist iconography, and alphabets; the extensive tabulation of population and cultivation province by province; and the comparative vocabulary, reflect the breadth of intention of the work. It is unsurprising that it "caused a stir" and quickly sold through its print-run of just 900 copies. The History of Java is an almost perfect summation of the East India Company's ambitions at their most enlightened, and as such is a reflection of its author; "A man of vision, with great ambitions for himself and his country, he saw Britain's mission to raise the people of the eastern archipelago from ignorance and poverty, not by means of territorial expansion but a combination of commercial and moral pre-eminence: reviving old cultures and spreading European enlightenment through economic progress, liberal education, and the rule of law". Near contemporary armorial bookplate of the Spengler family to the front pastedown of the first volume.

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        Original watercolour Vue De L'Aiguade De L'Uranie Sur L'ile Vaigou

      Paris: circa 1817-, 1822. Watercolour, 190 x 265 mm.; fine, in a period timber frame. Original drawing for an engraving in the Freycinet voyage account. A finely executed sepia watercolour depicting sailors engaged in collecting fresh water in buckets from a stream. Three unclothed men are also shown in the creek washing clothes, whilst others are gathering the water in buckets and then filling wooden barrels. A fully dressed gentleman is standing guard with a rifle. A small dinghy is moored on the beach and the barrels are being transferred by dinghy to a larger ship, probably L'Uranie moored at sea. The lush scene is depicted in exquisite detail and shows a beautiful and idyllic scene on the island of Vaigou, on the north west coast of New Guinea. Lous de Freycinet's voyage of 1817-1820 in the Uranie to the East Indies, Australia and the Pacific was one of the most important voyages of exploration ever made. This watercolour is the original prepared for the engraved plate number 49 in the Atlas Historique of Freycinet's monumental publication Voyage Autour Du Monde …published over twenty years from 1824-1844. The engraved plate is titled Vue De L'Aiguade De L'Uranie Sur L'ile Vaigou and states at the lower left that the engraving was based on a drawing by Marchais after a drawing by Alphonse Pellion, one of the two official artists on the expedition. Original voyage art is highly prized and that relating to the early nineteenth century in the Pacific, even more so.

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        "Select Law Library; Containing the Whole Law Now in Force" Six separate works bound in one volume

      London: F.C. and J.Rivington and others, 1817 Comprises " The New and Complete Parish Officer" by Henry Clavering 11th edition pp iv + 163 + 1; " A Complete Guide to Landlords, Tenants and Lodgers" by Robert Sutton 9th edition pp 122 + 4 ; " The Law of Wills, Codicils and Revocations " by Eardley Mitford 6th edition pp iv + 122 + 4; " The Law of Bankrupts, their Creditors and Assignees" by Soame Whittaker 4th edition pp iv + 126 ; " The Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Bankers' Notes, Drafts and Checks" by Edward Windham Manning 4th edition pp iv + 96 + 4 ; and " The Country Gentleman's Lawyer, and the Farmer's Complete Law Library" by William Marriott 7th edition pp 142 + 2. Internally in very good condition subject to browning affecting the first few pages, binding pretty firm, some scuffing to cover, moderate wear to bottom of spine, lower corner of rear board rather worn.. Full-Leather. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe

      Paris: De l'imprimerie de Ve H. Perronneau,, 1817. Octavo. Uncut in original pink mottled paper wrappers. Large folding engraved map with lines of isotherms, large folding letterpress table. Spine faded and splitting in places, a very good copy. First separate issue, the work also being issued in periodical form in Mémoires de physique et de chimie de la societe Arcueil 3 (1817). The work is notable for containing the first map to show the use of isotherms, a term Humboldt coined for lines of equal average temperatures. The chart extends only across the northern hemisphere, from America to China. Although pictorially simple, Humboldt's map revolutionized physical geography and indeed all future thematic mapping. Isotherms were a readily understood way of uniting global observations of temperature into a coherent whole and Humboldt's work therefore helped lay the foundations for modern meteorology.

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        Geschichte der Religion Jesu Christi., Dreizehnter Theil.

      Hamburg, Friedrich Perthes, 1817 - 302 + 214 Seiten, in Fraktur, 13.Theil, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, sonst jedoch antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Christliche Religion -Rückentitel in Gold und Einband berieben,aber vollständig.Kleines Rückenschildchen in Papier,Name auf Vorsatz. K108 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 545 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Trials of Jeremiah Brandreth , William Turner, Isaac Ludlam, George Weightman, and others, for High Treason

      London: Butterworth and Son, 1817. Two volumes, octavo; uncut in the original grey boards with printed paper labels; slight wear to joints but a fine copy in original condition. Rare original record of the High Treason trials that resulted from the last of the English peasant revolts - the so-called "Brandreth Riots" or "Pentrich Revolution", an armed insurrection of workers protesting against pay and conditions in the Nottingham area. Fourteen of the "conspirators" were transported to Australia (the three ringleaders, sometimes called "The Pentrich Martyrs" - Jeremiah Brandreth, William Turner and Isaac Ludlam - were hanged and beheaded). Shelley famously lamented the judgement in An Address to the People on The Death of the Princess Charlotte: 'a calamity such as the English nation ought to mourn with an unassuageable grief…'. Only the Mitchell and National Library copies of the book are recorded by Ferguson (Addenda, 670aaa).

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        Stadtplan, "Donauwörth im Jahre 1817".

      . Lithographie v. Päringer n. Falger, dat. 1817, 48 x 49. Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie. Nicht bei Schefold, bay. Schwaben, Winkler, Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, kennt dieses Blatt nicht ( vergl. Anton Falger ( = Nr. 203 ). - Der Titel befindet sich links oben, darüber ein Bibliotheksstempel. Im Plan sind alle Häuser mit Nummern versehen und die Strassen sind benahmt.

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        Immanuel Kants physische Geographie. Zweite ganz umgearbeitete Auflage. (Joh. Jak. Wilh. Vollmer's physische Geographie nach kantischen Ideen). Vols 1 & 2: Mainz und Hamburg: Gottfried Vollmer [no date], Vol. 3: Hamburg: Vollmer, 1816, Vol. 4: Hamburg: Herold, 1817.

      - Second edition of this version of the Physische Geographie, first published without Kant's approval in four volumes, 1801-1805. Johann Jacob Vollmer compiled it 'from three lecture manuscripts of the years 1778, 1782 and 1793' (Adickes 105), but it was repudiated by Kant in the Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung and the Neue allgemeine deutsche Bibliothek in 1801. Probably because of Kant's protests, the first two volumes of this second edition carry the additional title-page 'Joh. Jak. Wilh. Vollmer's Physische Geographie nach Kantischen Ideen'. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 4 volumes, 8vo, [i], x, 340; [i], vi, 414, [2]; [i], viii, 502; [i], vi, 458 pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spines smooth with title and number labels, rubbed, uniform light browning, faint library stamp on one title-page, no inscriptions, a particularly clean and well-preserved set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Costumes of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings after Drawings from Nature With Descriptions in English and French

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

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        THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS. With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, by Robert Anderson.

      Edinburgh Printed for Silvester Doig 1817 - 5th Ed. 6 vols. Port. frontis. Some light browning, handsomely bound in double blind rule edged full calf, gilt ruling and gilt lettered title labels to sl. marked and lightly faded spines, minor wear. US$829 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Parjumouf. Saga ifran Nya Holland

      Stockholm: A. Gadelius, 1817. Duodecimo, 98 pp.; in good condition in a neat modern morocco binding. New Holland adventures told at a Bordeaux wine merchant's. An interesting early Swedish fiction set in colonial Australia, here called "Ulimaroa", the term invented by Djurberg in 1780. This scarce fiction with an Australian setting has never been translated into English. Almqvist (1793-1866) was a prolific Swedish poet and novelist who spent many years in the United States after fleeing the country in 1851 because of accusations against him of fraud and even attempted murder. "Almqvist's earliest books, published in 1814-18, are of extreme rarity. One of these was Parjumouf… apparently the first Swedish novel or short story with an Australian setting" (Du Rietz). A meeting at a wine merchant's in Bordeaux is told of the adventures of the young woman Parjumouf in New Holland, also referred to by Almqvist as Ulimaroa, a name that he had adapted from the Swedish geographer Daniel Djurberg, who had picked it up from the official narrative of Cook's first voyage. Both Cook and Joseph Banks had noted the use of the name in New Zealand (see Du Rietz, Daniel Djurbergs namm pÃ¥ Australien, Ymer, 1961). Parjumouf lives in the fertile country beyond the Blue Mountains, an enchanting land of green pastures and forests of beautiful trees. She takes the travellers to a 'Grand Hall', made of leaves and supported by the trunks of trees, where she habitually confesses her feelings to the spirit Triono. It is here that she tells the story of her life, and of her passion for Dujoumon, the 'most beautiful man on earth'. Ferguson records only the National Library copy, but the Mitchell Library is known to have acquired a copy in the 1960s.

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        Regole per ballar bene le quadriglie secondo il moderno stile. [Italy, ca. 1817/20?]. Small 4to (19 x 12.5 cm). Manuscript in brown ink on paper, neatly written in Italian in a legible Latin hand. Contemporary half dark green sheepskin, brown Stormont marbled sides.

      Charming manuscript giving instructions for dancing all the figures of the quadrille according to the "modern style". Well-arranged and clearly divided into 32 numbered points, the manuscript gives definitions of a ball, dancing instructions, positions of the feet and arms, simple steps, "minuetto serio", etc.Though the book has the dimensions of an octavo, it is a quarto on Italian laid paper, comprising a single quire of 18 leaves, all but the outermost bifolium watermarked: GC = winged figure (angel or cherub) holding a banderole with "ALMASSO" in his raised arm. The ink shows through the paper a bit, but without hindering the reading of the text. In very good condition. The sewing is slightly loose and the binding shows a few small scuff marks. An interesting anonymous Italian manuscript on the quadrille as danced in the early 19th century.

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

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

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        Idea de los Barcos de Vapor, ó Descripcion de su máquina, relacion de sus progresos, é indicacion de sus ventajas.

      En Sanlucar, por D. Francisco de Sales del Castillo, 1817. - in-12. 76pp. 1 planche dépliante hors-texte. Demi-veau à coins (Reliure de l'époque, menus défauts). Edition Originale très rare, imprimée à Sanlúcar de Barrameda, de cet ouvrage consacré au premier bateau à vapeur espagnol, le 'Betis' qui inaugura la première ligne régulière reliant Séville à Sanlúcar, sur le Guadalquivir. Manuel María del Marmol (1775-1841), recteur de l'Université de Séville, y décrit avec enthousiasme le fonctionnement de la chaudière à vapeur et les avantages du nouveau moyen de locomotion par rapport à la navigation à voile. Ce volume très rare manque notamment aux collections de la Biblioteca Nacional. Planche dépliante gravée en fin d'ouvrage, représentant une machine à vapeur. Coins émoussés et mors légèrement frottés. Palau, 152420. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Minen und der unterirdische Krieg.

      Wien, K. K. Hof- und Staats-Ärarial-Druckerey, 1817.. VIII, 164 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 11 gefaltete lithographische Tafeln. 27 x 21 cm, Halbleder der Zeit.. Einzige Ausgabe. - Einband bestoßen, Rücken abgegriffen. Ausgeschiedenes Exemplar einer alten Garnisonsbibliothek mit Rückensignatur und Stempel. Teils schwach braunfleckig, aber überwiegend sauber. Breitrandig.

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        Des trois derniers mois de L´Amerique Meridionale et du Bresil, suivis de considerations sur les personnalites et incovilites de la quotidienne et du journal des debats

      What to do about the revolutions and new republics in America. 1817. Paris. Chez Bechet. In 8vo (210 mm x 140 mm). 1 ff. + 80. Contemporary wrappers. Entirely uncut, some corners dog-eared, spotting.Second edition; printed the same year as the first. Pradt (1759 ?" 1837) describes the independence movements in Latin America, with a special focus on Brazil and Argentina, and advices European powers how to engage the situation. Sabin, 64908. Palau, 235022. Borba de Moraes, 688. Rodrigues 1949.

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        GRAMATICA CATALANA, GRAMATICA Y APOLOGIA DE LA LLENGUA CATALANA

      Joan Francisco Piferrer. - Barcelona. 1817. Pergami. 15X10. 8h+XXXII+276Pág+6h. Segona edició de la Gramatica Catalana de Ballot, bon exemplar i molt valorada. Ref 8.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wjdenske polittycské nowiny. S neywysssjm cýsarským krákowským powolenjm. 1817, cjsk. 1 - 62, bis 1818, cjsk. 1 - 8.

      -,, w Wjdni [Wien], 1817 - w Wjdni [Wien], -, 1817 - 1818. Pag. [Doppelbll. pro Nr.] OHeft. In tschechischer Sprache. Vgl. ZDB-463440-8. - Gefaltet, angestaubt, ein Titelblatt fleckig. Tschechisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'École de Village, ou La Nouvelle Morale de L'Enfance; Traduit de L'Anglais par Madame ***.

      Alexis Emery, Paris 1817 - (5), 6-185 pages. Engraved frontispiece, vignette extra title page, and four plates. 135x190mm. Contemporary full calf. Spine with label, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled end-papers and all edges. This is a French edition of "The Village School - A collection of entertaining histories, for the instruction and amusement of all good children." by Dorothy Kilner. Written in pencil on the verso of the front free end-paper and facing page is a presentation inscription for Emmanuel de St. Mauris from his grandfather. Traces of a removed label on front paste-down and a slight lean to binding, otherwise a fine copy of this exceptionally rare children's book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Four manuscript ships' logs from naval service in Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean]. [Various places at sea], 1866-1877. 4 volumes. Folio (3 volumes) & 4to (1 volume). Manuscript logbooks in English, with 31 manuscript charts and maps (including 7 folding), 14 pencil sketches and 6 watercolours. In their original bindings: 3 half sheepskin, cloth sides; the 4th parchment with a canvas cover.

      Four manuscript ship's logs by Henry J. Jeffreys, tracing his career from cadet to midshipman. The logs track the daily incidents on board many different vessels, including HMS Zebra and HMS Iron Duke. The logs include 31 very fine charts and maps by Jeffreys, as well as several charming pencil sketches and watercolours. Several sections have an attractive manuscript title by Jeffreys, and that of HMS Victoria has a cut-out photograph of the vessel mounted on the title-page.Taken together, the logs present a wonderful picture of life at sea in the 1860s and 1870s. They are particularly interesting for the periods when Jeffreys was posted in Southeast Asia. He often sailed to Singapore, Hong Kong and China, and was posted for several months at Hankow on the Yangtze river. Jeffreys also sailed and charted several parts of the coast of Japan in the 1870s, especially near Nagasaki and Osaka, reflecting the fast-growing involvement of the Western powers with Japan in the first years of the Meiji Restoration.Jeffreys shows himself to be an accomplished draughtsman and the logs are liberally supplemented with his charts and sketches. Of particular notice here is his plan of the sail room of HMS Victoria, a pencil sketch of Ocksen island (near Taiwan) distantly showing the wreck of the English steamer Don, a particularly good watercolour of the coal hulk Bacchus at Plymouth (formerly the frigate Arethusa, completed 1817 and paid off 1836) and chart showing the route of the second launch of HMS Iron Duke around Hong Kong island in 1872. Some water damage but still in good condition internally. The bindings worn and rubbed and one missing its backstrip. Ship's logs presenting a wonderful picture of life at sea in the 1860s and 1870s.

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        El experimentado cazador o perfecto tirador compuesto por D. I.M.G.N. A instancias de un Amigo suyo,que desea poseer la honesta diversion de saber cazar y tirar al vuelo,y corriendo precaverse de los daños que resultan del manejo de la Escopeta,y

      Imprenta de D. Leonardo Núñez, Madrid 1817 - pasta española bien conservada con tejuelo . también prepararse con todo lo más útil y necesario para lograr dicho fin. Tercera edición añadida y aumentada con el Arte de Pescar. 136 págs.

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        Ships papers for the brig ?Hindu,? said to be one of the fastest on the Atlantic, signed by Presidents Madison and Monroe, also signed twice as Naval Officer of Boston by Thomas Melvill, grandfather of Herman Melville who wrote ?Moby Dick?

      Document Signed ?James Madison? as President and ?Jas Monroe? as Secretary of State, 1p, 11? x 14.75?. Dated Charlestown [Massachusetts.], March 15, 1817. Lightly completed in manuscript; dark signature of Madison, very good signature of Monroe. On parchment, uniformly creased, folds. Scalloped upper edge. Two maritime vignettes in upper portion. Clearly embossed paper seal with serrated edge at lower left affixed with red wax. Numerous later endorsements on soiled verso including two by ?H.A.S. Dearborn,? son of Jefferson?s Secretary of War Henry Dearborn, as Collector and two by ?Thos. Melvill,? participant in the Boston Tea Party in 1773 and grandfather of ?Moby Dick? writer Herman Melville, as Naval Officer of the Port of Boston and Charlestown. Ships Papers for "the Brig Hindu, Michael Whitney, master or commander of the burthen of five hundred & one tons or thereabouts mounted with two guns navigated with fifteen men, To Pass with h

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        Narrative of a Voyage in His Majesty's Late Ship Alceste to the Yellow Sea, Along the Coast of Corea, and Through its Numerous Hitherto Undiscovered Islands to the Island of Lewchew; with an Account of Her Shipwreck in t

      London John Murray 1817. G : in Good condition with errata slip. Cover rubbed and bumped. Signatures of previous owners on fep. Light offsetting. Contents VG First Edition Half-leather marbled board cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 288pp. Frontis piece portrait and 4 coloured plates. Includes details of a meeting with Buonaparte on St. Helena.

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        ORDENANZAS S.M.

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1817. Pasta espanola. 8h+294Pag. 14x10. Obra dividida en 4 tratados. Magnifico ejemplar. Ref 9.7 Biblioteca

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed

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

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        An Account of the Island of Jersey. "Containing a compendium of its ecclesiastical, civil and military history: a statement of its polity, Laws, Privileges, Commerce, Population and Produce: a survey of the Public Buildings, Antiquities, and Natural History: together with some details respecting the Manners & Customs of the Inhabitants. Embellished with several highly finished engravings; and a correct map of the Island, from a recent Survey, made expressly for this Work. By W. PLEES; many years Resident in the Island."

      Southampton, Flechter, printed by T. Baker, 1817. 1817 - 1 vol. In-8 de : [3] ff. (faux-titre, titre, dédicace), xii pp. (préface), 369 pp., [1] ff. (table), 4 gravures hors-texte et une carte dépliante. Demi-cartonnage d'époque, pièce de titre contrecollée au dos, exemplaire non rogné. Coins et coiffe inférieurs cassés, petites usures à la couverture, pages légèrement piquées, avec quelques petites taches et mouillures, petit trou p. 323, ancienne restauration p. 369. Etude complète de l'île de Jersey, exposant ses caractéristiques géographiques, son histoire et celle de ses habitants, ainsi qu'une présentation de son système politique et judiciaire, illustrée de quatre gravures signées dans la planche par J. Young, représentant : "Elizabeth Castle", "View of Elizabeth Castle and the town of St-Héliers", "View of Mont-Orgueil Castle", et "Entrance of a cave at Plemont". 1 vol in-8° of [3] ff., xii pp. (preface), 369 pp., 4 engraving plates, and 1 folding map, original editor boards. Worn cover, some inner foxings, occasional dampstainings.

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        Gesamtans., "Vue de Coblence et de la Fortresse Ehrenbreitstein avant sa demolition" .

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich n. Schütz b. Mechele, dat. 1817, 40,7 x 57. Malerische Ansicht, im Vgr. figürliche Staffage. Ansicht von Koblenz und Ehrenbreitstein.

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed

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

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        THE CODE OF AGRICULTURE INCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON GARDENS, ORCHARDS, WOODS AND PLANTATIONS.

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1817. First edition. Full contemporary diced calf, gilt tooled back, restored.. A very good copy of this important work. . pp viii , 492, 96. 10 engraved plates including frontispiece portrait engraved by Wm.Bond from a miniature by A.Robertson. Contemporary signature of `Wm. WightÕ on title page. Neat contemporary MS notes verso title page. Marbled edges. An important work by Sinclair - very scarce in the first edition.- this is an organised summation of the whole work of the Board of Agriculture, gathered together over 20 or so years. The detailed surveys, which covered most of Britain, were virtually complete by this date. The organisation of the material into a ÔCodeÕ was in keeping with the great project of SinclairÕs later years which was towards the creation of a ÔCode of LearningÕ. The ÔCode of HealthÕ had appeared in 4 volumes in 1812. The last two Codes - of political economy and of religion - were never completed. Perhaps because of its sounder base in much collated research from the General Surveys of the Board of Agriculture, the ÔCode of AgricultureÕ received much more acclaim than the ÔCode of HealthÕ. Rothamsted (p135) has a first edition. Perkins (1587) has the 5th ed. 1832. Macdonald (p 218) cites 1820. Fussell merely mentions the work in passing. Not in Kress.

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        Hl. Cäcilia, in einem Buch lesend.

      . Radierung, 1817, auf festem Velin, mit Blindstempel "MAE (ligiert)" rechts unten. 16,4:14,8 cm. Im breiten Rand stockfleckig. Literatur: Andresen/Heller 5; Fischer/v. Blankenhagen WV 339 A; Fecker 17. Komposition und Inhalt sind noch ganz dem Barock verpflichtet. Die Vorlage, ein Ölbild, entstand in München im Jahr 1816. Eine Kreideskizze zu diesem Gemälde sowie die Vorzeichnung zu dieser Radierung besitzt das Kunsthaus Zürich.. Marie Ellenrieder wurde von dem Konstanzer Miniaturmaler J. Einsle (1794 - nach 1850) unterrichtet. Danach erhielt sie als erste Frau die Zulassung zum Kunststudium an der Akademie in München. Anschließend wurde sie Porträtmalerin an südwestdeutschen Fürstenhöfen (Hohenzollerischer Hof in Sigmaringen, Fürstenbergischer Hof in Donaueschingen), ebenso malte sie religiöse Themen. 1822-1824 hielt sie sich in Rom auf, dort machte sie die Bekanntschaft von Louise Seidler (1786-1866) sowie von F. Overbeck (1789-1869) und weiteren Nazarenern; häufig ausbleibende Anerkennung durch ihre männlichen deutsch-römischen Kollegen führte jedoch zur Ausbildung einzelgängerischen Verhaltens. Ein einjähriger Aufenthalt in Florenz folgte. Nach ihrer Rückkehr nach Baden ist die nahezu ausschließliche Fokussierung auf religiöse Kunst zu beobachten. Seit 1829 lebte sie in Karlsruhe und wurde zur großherzoglich-badischen Hofmalerin ernannt. Reisen nach Zürich, Dresden und München folgten. Ab den 1830er Jahren folgte durch eine schon seit dem ersten Italienaufenthalt in selbstzerstörerische Selbstanklagen und Depressionen fallende Gemütslage sowie durch Ablehnung und Verleugnung der eigenen Sinnlichkeit und Körperlichkeit und Zweifel an den eigenen künstlerischen Leistungen die zunehmende Abkehr vom gesellschaftlich-öffentlichen Leben. 1834/35 kehrte sie nach Konstanz zurück. 1838-1840 unternahm sie die zweite Italienreise. In den 40er und 50er Jahren gelingt es ihr, nach Jahren mit Krankheit und Depressionen, erneut zu ihrer schöpferischen Kraft zurückzufinden.

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        APICIUS REDEVIVUS; OR THE COOK'S ORACLE. BEING 600 RECEIPTS INSTITUTED IN THE KITCHEN OF A PHYSICIAN.

      London, Samuel Bagster, 1817.FIRST EDITION 1817. Small 8vo, approximately 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, 4 engravings, 2 engraved illustrations and 2 engraved pages of explanatory text, 52 pages of prelims, Preface, Contents and Advice to Cooks, 364 unnumbered pages, bound in antique half calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards, edges coloured pale yellow. Light age - browning, first inner paper hinge cracked, neat ink inscription on blank endpaper, otherwise a very good clean crisp copy, no loose pages and binding tight and firm. Though a common title the first edition is scarce. See Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography page 262 and A Matter of Taste A Bibliographical Catalogue of International Books on Food and Drink, by William Cagle, page 575 reference 797, both listing the second edition; English Cookery Books to the Year 1850 by Arnold W. Oxford, reprint by Holland Press, page 145, listing first edition; Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects, list a 5th edition. The first part of the title "Apicius Redevivus" was dropped in all editions after the first following the author's death. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Sharke

      Published by Edward Orme, London 1817 - A magnificent portrait of the famous racehorse Sharke, who served at stud in Virginia and "did as much to enhance the value of the bloodstock of the United States as any horse ever imported" ("American Turf Register" [1830], vol. V, p.173). George Stubbs is considered 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 tuition. 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 on 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 Townley 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 racehorses for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the show horse Sharke, commissioned by his owner Robert Pigott. The image shows Sharke in a classically inspired landscape with his trainer Price. Speaking of the horse the sporting magazine commented " A most beautiful as well as a very famous horse; he won five single matches for one thousand guineas each, and upwards of twenty thousand guineas in stakes". 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 111, iii/iii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 272. Colour printed stipple with etching. State iii/iii, with the title in closed letters, and engraved inscription (with variations in the punctuation): 'George Stubbs pinxt.*** Geo: Townly Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to his R.H. the Prince of Wales / SHARKE / London, Republished June 4th 1817, by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street.'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HENRY: A Story, intended for Little Boys and Little Girls from Five to Seven Years Old.

      London, printed by and for William Darton, Jun. 58 Holborn Hill, 1817 and 1816.In 2 volumes, complete set, Part I is an early reprint 1817, Part II is a first edition 1816 (Part I first published in 1815). 12mo, 155 x 100 mm, 6 1 / 8 x 3 7 / 8 inches, original publisher's printed yellow stiff paper wraps, lower covers with publisher's adverts, pages: viii, 9 - 60 + (4) - adverts; (2), 3 - 63, + (1) - adverts. Each volume has a folding copper engraved plate as frontispiece plus 2 copper plates. Covers slightly dusty, a few minor marks, small brown stain on lower cover of Part II, slight wear to spines, the same neat old name in margin of title pages, name scraped off front pastedown of Part II, one or two small pale marks to contents. A very good plus set of a rare early children's item, uncommon to find both volumes together and in such nice condition. In her preface dated from Ipswich, Jan. 1815, the author says that she was inspired by Miss Edgeworth's 'Early Lessons' to write this story for the instruction and amusement of a dear nephew. Osborne I page 315 (1825, first part only) and II page 913 (2 Parts, first editions). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Bowles's New and Complete Alphabets. In all the Various Hands of Great Britain, With the Greek, Hebrew, and German Characters; By Joseph Champion, Writing-Master and Accountant Jno. Howard Sculpsit.

      London Printed for the Proprietors Bowles & Carver. No. 69 St Paul's Church Yard no date 1817 - Oblong folio, 303 x 200 mms., engraved title-page (soiled) and 20 other number engraved plates of alphabets, engraved by John Howard, paper watermarked 1817; spine crudely renewed, Joseph Champion (1709 - c. 1768) published this work around 1760, and it continued to be reprinted well into the 19th century. The Bowles family was active in publishing from around 1690 until about 1830. This work would have come out under the last family member, John Carrington Bowles (1763 - c. 1830) who was in partnership with Samuel Carver.

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        Autograph letter written to Dr. Johnson of Bristol on his election to the Royal Society and saying that some of the Council have proposed an improvement to the names of the leech Glossopora. Also says that he will be glad to see the drawings of the Specimens of Clavicles for his father's collection.

      London Sackville St. July 4 1817 - 4to., single page, holograph, 8 lines, the whole laid down on backing sheet, and with addressed portion of cover pasted to top right-hand corner. Sir Everard Home submitted a paper to the Philosophical Transactions 1817, page 339, titled "Observations on the Hurudo Complanta and Hurudo Stagnalis, now formed into distinct genus under the name Glossoppra" by Dr. Johnson of Bristol communicated by Sir Everard Home.

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