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        Reise nach Dalmatien und um das Gebiet von Ragusa.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Statement Respecting the Earl of Selkirk's Settlement upon the Red River, in North America; Its Destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the Massacre of Governor Semple and His Party. With Observations upon a Recent Publication, Entitled "A Narrative of Occurrences in the Indian Countries," &C

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

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        The Adventures Of A Post Captain. By A Naval Officer

      London: L. Johnston, [1817]., 1817. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with 'J. and T. Agg' to verso of title page. 8vo.; pp. 282. Illustrated with 25 hand coloured plates. Contemporary half brown calf, gilt, marbled boards and edges. General wear to binding, with small loss at head and tail of spine. Hinges starting. A few spots of foxing, but mostly clean. Very Good. Tooley 484. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Der verständige Bauer Simon Strüf. Eine Familien-Geschichte.

      Straubing, F. S. Lerno, 1817. - 8vo. 2 vols. L, 502, (2) pp. LXVI, 614 pp. With 2 engr. frontispieces, 2 engr. text vignettes, 1 engr. plate (F. Karl del. et sc. Passavii), and several woodcuts in the text. Contemp. boards. First edition. - About pomiculture, grafting, inoculation, beekeeping, etc. The illustrations depict gardening tools. The Bavarian civil servant J. E. Fürst (1784-1846) decided to become a farmer at age 42; he wrote the present book to raise the capital for buying a farm. - Bindings strongly rubbed; wants spines. Some strong staining; contemp. ms. ownership note "W. Richstein" on flyleaf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Loss of the American brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815, with an account of Tombuctoo, and of the hitherto undiscovered great city of Wassanah.

      - London, John Murray, 1817.4to. Later half calf, spine lettered in gold. With folding map (mounted on linen). XVI,618 pp.* First English edition. - The Commerce struck near Cape Bojador on August 28, 1815. The whole crew reached shore but the Arabs forced them back to the wreck. They repaired the boat and after their second landing near Cape Barba, they were captured and enslaved by Arabs. After many adventures Riley was ransomed by the British consul in Mogadore. This was one of the most popular books of the 19th century in the United States, probably because of interest in the Arab countries developed in the wars with the Barbary States, and because of its interesting reverse view of slavery - Moors were considered Blacks, and in this narrative they were the owners of white Americans. - Good copy.Huntress 190C; Sabin 71398; Hess & Coger 5681; Playfair & Brown 514: fairly circumstantial. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée.

      Paris, Deterville, 1817. 4 volumes. 8vo (203 x 130mm). pp. xxxvii, 540; pp. xviii, 532; pp. xxix, 653; pp. viii, 255, with 15 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spines, marbles sides. A fine copy of the rare first edition of this classic work which Singer in his 'History of Biology' describes as "the most comprehensive biological work since Linnaeus". Cuvier, also called the 'Founder of modern comparative zoology', in the foreword of the present work states that he enters a strong protest against those who would arrange all living creatures in one series. "He emphatically denies that mammals, which come last in the system, are the lowest, or that the last mammal in the series is more perfect than the first bird. Here Cuvier has certainly laid his finger on one of the weakest points of the whole series theory, as expounded by Bonnet and Lamarck, and has undeniably forestalled the conception of the relativity of the degree of evolution as held in modern times." (Nordenskiöld, pp. 339-340). "The most influential exposition of the typological approach to animal classification, representing the greatest body of zoological facts that had yet been assembled; it served as the standard zoological manual for most of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century" (Norman Library, 567).//Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Le Cte Frédéric de Pourtales.//Dibner, Heralds of Science 195; Printing and the Mind of Man 276; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 42.

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        Magnetisums. Medicina magica.

      - Journ. pract. Heilk., 44-47, 50-52, 54, 56. - Berlin, Im Verlag der Realschul-Buchhandlung, März und September 1817, 8°, 48 Hefte in 8 vollständigen feinen Pappbänden der Zeit. Erstdruck. Nur sehr selten angeboten, erschienen in einem Zeitraum von 7 Jahren, mit über 650 Seiten, einer der ausführlichsten Berichte der Zeit ! - - Hufeland veröffentlichte 1816 eine Besprechung nebst Zusätzen der Stieglitz'schen Schrift über den tierischen Magnetismus (1814), die zu einer öffentlichen Auseinandersetzung führte und im gleichen Jahr erfolgte eine Entgegnung von K. Chr. Wolfart gegen die Stieglitz-Hufelandische Schrift. Hufeland, eigentlich ein Anhänger des Magnetismus, fühlte sich mißverstanden und veröffentlichte daraufhin die vorliegende größere Abhandlung zum Magnetismus in seinem Journal. - - 1817 *): XLIV, 3. St., pp. 87-170; XLV, 3. St., pp.3-58: - 1. Zusätze zu der Anzeige von Stieglitz Schrift über den Magnetismus. - 2. Erläuterungen dieser Zusätze. - Was ist übernatürlich? Was ist gegen die gesunde Vernunft? - Die Vernunft ist kein Schlafen, sondern ein Wachen. - Vernunft. - Naturforschung. Die Kunst die Natur zu fragen. - Die Welt des Lebens. Die höhere Ordnung der Dinge. - Das Factum und seine Begründung. - Lebendige Ausströmung. - Kraftübertragung, Ansteckung, Zeugung. - Magnetismus erzeugt einen abnormen Zustand des organischen Lebens. - Thatsachen des Magnetismus, und Zusammenstellung derselben mit ähnlichen Erscheinungen. - Die natürliche Magie. - Benutzung des Magnetismus. Mögliche Gefahren. Nothwendigkeit obrigkeitlicher Aufsicht. - Der Magnetismus ein Heilmittel, aber bedingt. - Magnetismus und Mesmerismus. - *) Nur der erste Teil erschien auch als selbständige Schrift unter dem Titel "Erläuterungen seiner Zusätze zu Stieglitz Schrift über den animalischen Magnetismus" (1817). - - Magnetismus, Medicina magica. (Fortsetzung). - 1. Die Wunderthäterin zu Schönborn. - 2. Die Wunderthäterin zu Karge bei Züllichau. - 3. Der magnetisirende Müller Kolmorgen in Mecklenburg. - 4. Der Wunderthäter Reinecke in Westphalen. - 5. Ueber die Gefahren der Bekanntmachung gewisser Grundsätze und Thatsachen aus dem Gebiete des animalischen Magnetismus. Von Deleuze. - - 1818: XLVI, 1. St., pp.46-102, 4. St., pp.79-125, 5. St., pp.76-117, 6. St., 41-114; XLVII, 1. St., pp.77-112, 4. St., pp.87-127: - 6. Vergebliche Anwendung des Magnetismus und Heilung eines äußerst hartnäckigen melancholischen Irreseins mit und aus Menostasie, durch ungewöhnlich große Quantitäten von starken Reizmitteln. Von Harles. - 7. Zwei Aufgaben für Magnetisirer. - 8. Beispiel eines ehrliche und sehr verständigen Magnetismus. - 9. Strafbarer Mißbrauch des Magnetismus. - 10. Ueber die Träume des schlafenden und wachenden Zustandes. Vom Prof. Grohmann in Hamburg. - 11. Geschichte eines freiwillig , ohne alle magnetische Einwirkung , entstandenen Somnambulismus?, beobachtet von Dr. Fleischmann zu Erlangen. - 12. Bemerkungen über vorstehende Krankheits-Geschichte . Vom Herausgeber (Hufeland). - 13. Preisaufgabe der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, über den Magnetismus. - 14. Des Herrn Archiater Brandis zu Copenhagen Erfahrungen und Urtheil über den Magnetismus. - - 1820: L, 2. St., pp.43-67, 3. St., pp.3-24; LI, 1. St., pp.65-75: - 15. Gegenwärtiger Standpunkt. - 16. Fortschritte. - 17. Gefahren. - 18. Ueber die Indication zur Anwendung des Magnetismus. - 19. Vorschläge für eine strengere Prüfung und physisch-experimentelle Begründung des Magnetismus. - 20. Neue Versuche zur Prüfung der Rhabdomantie zu Berlin angestellt, welche die Amoreltischen Behauptungen nicht bestätigen. - - 1821: LII, 3. St., pp.26-107, 4. St., pp.38-53: - 20 (b). Der erste Fall von Catalepsis in welchem, ohne Magnetismus, die magnetisch-somnambulistischen Erscheinungen beobachtet wurden. Von Petetin. - 21. Ein Wort über den Mysticismus in der heutigen Medicin. Vom Dr. I.M. Leupoldt, zu Erlangen. - 22. Merkwürdige Wirkung des Magnetismus bei einem Kinde mit gehemmter . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WORKS

      London: John Murray, 1817. First Collected Edition in five volumes (see below) n. Hardcover. Extraordinarily Fine Set in Period MoroccoOf the 1817 Collected Works of Byron. 171 x 108 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). Five volumes. First Collected Edition in five volumes (see below). VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY DARK BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, DECORATED IN GILT AND BLIND, covers with thick and thin gilt rule border, blind-tooled palmette frame and large blindstamped arabesque centerpiece, raised bands, spine panels with gilt lyre on top of crossed trumpets, gilt titling and turn-ins, all edges gilt. With 11 engraved plates illustrating scenes from the poems. Ashley Library IX, 46. A hint of foxing to engraved material, otherwise only trivial imperfections--AN ATTRACTIVELY BOUND SET IN ESPECIALLY FINE CONDITION, the bindings unusually lustrous, and the text showing almost no signs of use. This is a finely bound and apparently unread first collected edition of Byron's works, published just ten years after his first volume of poetry was printed. It contains the first two cantos of "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (completed in 1818), and includes what DNB calls "the sequence of remarkable narratives that began with 'The Giaour' and 'The Bride of Abydos' (1813) and culminated with 'Parisina' and 'The Siege of Corinth' (1815). These were the works that defined and perfected the Byronic hero, whose initial incarnation was Childe Harold. Brooding throughout nineteenth-century European literature, the Byronic figure-usually an aristocrat-embodied a culturally alienated anti-hero, bearing within a dark secret that seemed as threatening to others as to himself." In addition to the works mentioned above, we find here "The Corsair," "Lara," "Ode to Napoelon Bonaparte," "Hebrew Melodies," and 46 shorter verses.

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

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1817. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Good condition, with two expert repairs to the margins. 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.

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        Flora Londinensis: containing a history of the Plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrated by figures of the natural size.

      A new edition, enlarged by George Graves and William Jackson Hooker. London, Henry G. Bohn, [1817-] 1835. 5 volumes. Large-folio (481 x 290mm). With 659 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates on 647 leaves. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering, topedges gilt. A reissue of the second, much enlarged edition. The second edition was published from 1817-1828. "Henry Bohm took over the remaining copies of this second edition and issued them in 1835 with new title-pages, carrying the date 1835" (Stafleu & Cowan 1286). The first three volumes contain the original 432 plates, but the text rewritten by Hooker. The final two volumes are entirely new, with the plates mostly from drawings by Hooker, together with his own descriptions. The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora, and as a result of which it should be properly regarded as the first colour-plate national flora. "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved'" (Henry II, p. 67). The fine plates are by James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, and Hooker. William Curtis is one of the great names in botany, the present work and his famous 'Botanical Magazine' are landmarks in English botany. Restored marginal tear to title page of 5th volume and blind library stamp on title pages. A fine copy without the usual foxing.//Nissen BBI, 440; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.

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        AUTOGRAPH NOTE WRITTEN BY JOHN TYLER DECLINING AN INVITATION TO PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON'S NEW YEAR'S DINNER].

      [Np, but likely Washington]. Jan. 1, 1817. - [1]p. plus integral address leaf. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Small paper loss from wax seal, else fine. In a folio- sized black half morocco and blue silk clamshell case, spine gilt. Brief note penned by U.S. Congressman, later President, John Tyler, declining an invitation to the Presidential New Year's dinner. The note reads: "J. Tyler regrets, that owing to a previous engagement, he can not accept the President's invitation to Dinner tomorrow. Jany. 1st, 1817"; it is addressed to "His Excellency The President." As a fellow Virginian in the limited society of early Washington, it would make sense that Tyler would be invited to events at the Madison White House. Tyler was at this time serving in the U.S. House of Representatives; he would go on to be elected governor of Virginia, serve in the U.S. Senate, and eventually be elected Vice President, only to become President by default in 1841 when President William H. Harrison died unexpectedly. Madison's party took place a few months before he left the White House. A polite note sent by a future President to a current Commander in Chief.

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

      . Med.-chir. Ztg., 1817/1-4. - Salzburg, Mayr'schen Buchdruckerey, 1817, 8°, 432; 432; 416; 336, (134) pp., 4 Pappbände d.Zt. mit roten Rückschildern; minimal fleckig, feines Exemplar.. Carl Ferdinan's Graefe's preliminary communication of the first two cases of rhinoplasty ! - - Selten - Erste Ausgabe! - - Ferner finden wir unter den Angezeigten Schriften "J.C. Carpue an account of two sucesseful operations for restoring a lost nose from the integuments of the fore - head, etc." (2.Bd., p.20) angezeigt. - - Zeis 527 : "Unter der Ueberschrift : "Eingesendet" befindet sich hier eine vorläufige Mittheilung über die beiden ersten von Graefe ausgeführten (später in seiner Rhinoplastik p.59 u. 105 ausführlich beschriebenen) Fälle von Rhinoplastik, nebst historischen Bemerkungen." - - Zeis Index: "Under the title "Eingsendet" [Correspondence], is a preliminary communication of the first two cases of rhinoplasty carried out by Graefe (later described in details in his Rhinoplastik, pp.59 and 105) with historical remarks." - - "Michael Schubring, 28 Jahre Alt , zuletzt Schmiedegesell , der in den feldzügen von 1812-13 seine Naser durch einen Seitenhieb verloren hatte, wurde ... am 19. October, in gegenwart der ersten Civial- und Militär-Medicinalpersonen Berlins und eines sehr zahlreichen Auditoriums von studierenden operirt, und ihm beynahe mit gänzlicvher Beybehaltung des operativen Verfahren von Tagliacozzi, eine Nase aus der armhaut gebildet....." - - "War dieser Operationsversuch vollkommen befriedigend ausgefallen, so mußte es sehr interessant seyn, ihm einen zweyten Fall zur Seite zu stelen, welcher nach jener , von den Koomas in Indien geübten, und von Mr. Carpue in Lodnon zwey Mal mit glücklichem erfolge wiederholten Methode, operirt war, umd durch erine Parallele beyder, ein rationales und auf Erfahrung gegründetes Urtheil fällen zu können. Bald fand sich zu diesemn zweyten Versuche ein passendes Subject ; eine 5ojährige Frau Namens Christina - - Müller, hatte durch ein krebsartiges Geschwür, schon vor längeren Zeit die Nase verloren; das Geschwür war seit einigen Monathen geheilt, und die frau befand sich vollommen gesund. Es wurde daher ihr am 29. Juni d. Jahres (1817) in beysen des Geheimen-Medicinarathesd Richter, des Professors Bernstein und Doctors Böhm, so wie sämtlicher, das Klinicum besuchenden Studierenden, aus der Haut ihrer Stirn eine neue Nase gebildet ...." - - "Die Berliner Universität hat also den Ruhm, daß in ihrem klinischen Institute nach einem Zeitraume von weit über 200 Jahren, in ganz Europa zuerst die Möglichkeit der Nasenbildung nach Tagliacozzi dargethan, .." Graefe - - "Like Carpue, Carl Ferdinand von Graefe* had for some years taught the feasibility of the Taliacotian method of rhinoplasty and during the years 1816-1817 had the opportunity of testing his convictions in a number of cases at the Surgical Clinic of the University of Berlin. Of these he reported three cases in 1818, illustrative of the Italian, the Indian, and what he termed the "German" method, in his Rhinoplastik ; oder, Die Kunst den Verlust der Nase organisch zu ersetzen, a comprehensive survey of the three methods both historically and clinically. Even in his use of the Italian method, Von Graefe introduced certain modifications, the most notable being his rejection of the forceps used by Tagliacozzi for freeing the arm flap, which Von Graefe accomplished with two free-hand incisions in an attempt to spare the larger veins. Von Graefe's determination to improve the Italian method, which derived from his unwillingness to accept the forehead scars produced by the Indian method and perhaps by an exaggerated fear of the dangers of such a "head wound," led him finally to attempt a shortening of the Italian procedure by the immediate application of the flap to the nose, without allowing a period for granulation and thickening, and by a shortening to six days, when possible, of the period during which the arm was attached to the head. However, the pretentiousness of naming this the "German" method antagonized other surgeons, particularly the French, and it was also felt that the norms and apparatus which he devised were unnecessarily complicated. But Von Graefe's Rhinoplastik stands as the first great treatise on plastic surgery after Tagliacozzi and Carpue, and his pioneer work in introducing the Indian method and reviving the Taliacotian method of rhinoplasty in Germany stimulated the development of plastic surgery throughout Europe and in the United States." M.T. Gnudi & J.P. Webster, The Life and Times of Gaspaere Tagliacozzi (1950), pp.320-321 - - *) "Carl Ferdinand von Graefe (1787-1840), born at Warsaw and educated in Poland, Dresden, Halle and Leipzig, became Professor of Surgery at the University of Berlin and director of the Surgical Institute. His long career in these posts was interrupted by his participation as one of the surgeons- general of the Prussian Army in the war of 1813-1815. Von Graefe was not only a pioneer of plastic surgery in Germany but was also one of the best operators in Europe. The first surgeon in Germany to ligate the innominate artery, he also improved the technic of Caesarean section, invented an operation for congenital cleft-palate, introduced blepharoplasty into Germany (simultaneously with Dzondi), and was an enlightened and zealous teacher of surgery and surgical principles. In addition to his publications on plastic surgery, his most important writings were the work on amputations (Normen für die Ablösung grösserer Gliedmassen nach Erfahrungs-grundsätzen entworfen, Berlin, 1812), a monograph on Egyptian ophthalmia (Die epidemisch-contagiöse Augenblennorrhöe Aegyptens in den europäischen Befreiungsheeren, Berlin, 1823), and his original papers published in the Journal für Chirurgie und Augenheilkunde. (See The Lancet, 1833-1834, vol. 1, pp. 969-974, and Hirsch, Biographisches Lexicon.) - - See Zeis, pp. 216-220, for a discussion of Von Graefe's work.

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        Pointers

      Published by Edw. Orme, Bond Street, the corner of Brook Str, London 1817 - Mezzotint. Printed on wove paper. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on all sides. A few creases in image and a small mended tear on bottom margin. Crease along upper left corner. Image size: 18 7/8 x 23 ¾ inches. A captivating English mezzotint depicting two pointers At the sudden apprehension of the scent, both dogs stop dead in their tracks. The black dog in the foreground is transfixed, fiercely ready. Both dogs will spring into action at the order. Careful attention has been paid to every aspect of their poses, their bodies completely given to the scent of their prey. This superb rendering by John Nost Sartorius is perfectly captured by William Ward, one of the masters of mezzotint, who emphasizes the hypnotic state mind the pointers are thrown into. For most of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, animal portraiture, in particular paintings and engravings of prized hunting dogs, became a veritable craze in England. This national passion occupied the talents and imaginations of some of the country's best artists, and created an entire genre of sporting art. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Apicius Redivivus; or, the Cook's Oracle. Being Six Hundred Receipts, the Result of Actual Experiments Instituted in the Kitchen of a Physician, for the Purpose of Composing a Culinary Code for the Rational Epicure and Augmenting the Alimentary Enjoyments of Private Families; Combining Economy with Elegance, and Saving Expense to Housekeepers, and Trouble to Servants.

      London, Samuel Bagster, 1817. 1817 - 1 vol. in-12° (163 x 105 mm.) de : [211] ff., 2 planches gravées. Demi-veau à coins d’époque, dos estampé à froid et orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, plats recouverts de papier marbré. (Goodwyn of Tetbury, étiquette contrecollée sur le contreplat). (Discrètes restaurations au dos, papier jauni, rares taches). Rare édition originale de ce manuel répandu dans les ménages, « écrit dans un style direct, qui atteste de la familiarité de Kichiner avec l’ensemble des taches que représente la tenue d’une maison, depuis les achats, en passant par la préparation des plats et leur service, jusqu’à la vaisselle. Mrs Beeton reconnaît s’en être inspirée, et on reconnaît son influence dans d’autres guides ménagers. » (ODNB). Il est illustré de deux planches gravées, représentant respectivement un mouton et un porc, et un bœuf et un veau, avec le détail de leurs parties, légendées sur la page suivante. Bel exemplaire. 1 vol. 12mo. 2 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf by Goodwyn of Tetbury (with binder's label). Scarce first edition of an influential manual which was "written in a down-to-earth style, and demonstrated Kitchiner's familiarity with the entire process, from shopping, through preparing and serving the dishes, to cleaning up. It was an acknowledged source of inspiration for Mrs Beeton, and was mined by the writers of other household guides" (ODNB). Fine copy. [Manque à Bitting et Vicaire].

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        ODES And Other Poems

      Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London 1817 - First Edition of the author's rare first book published when he was nineteen. Sm. 8vo., 144pp. Contemporary half dark blue calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers & marbled edges, elaborated decorated spine gilt. A very good or better copy showing light use. Neele, - January 29, 1798 - February 7, 1828, was an English poet & literary scholar. He began publishing (anonymously) in the Monthly Magazine in 1814, He delivered lectures on Shakespeare at the age of twenty, & others on the history of English poetry in 1826-7 (published posthumously) and on the romance of history in 1827. He produced an edition of The Tempest in 1824 as the start of an intended complete works. [Henry Neele. English Poetry 1579-1830]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dictionnaire des monogrammes, marques figurées, lettres initiales, noms abrégés.

      Munich: Aux frais de l'auteur. 1817 - First edition. 1132 columns [2], XLVI, [4], 105. 4to. Green qtr. morocco on boards, worn. Brunet, I., 1289: papier de Hollande. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Corografia brazilica, ou relação histórico-geografica do Reino do Brazil ?.

      Rio de Janeiro, Impressão Regia, 1817. - Woodcut royal arms of the United Kingdom of Portugal, the Algarve and Brazil on title pages. Printed on blueish paper. (6 ll.), 420 pp., (2 ll. errata, blank l. between pp. 402-3); (2 ll.), 379 pp., (2 ll. errata). 2 volumes. 4°, contemporary sheep (joints rather worn and weak, heads and feet of spines defective, wear to corners, scraping, some worming), marbled endleaves, text block edges sprinkled blue. Worming, mostly in margins but also affecting some letters of text. Overall in good condition. Armorial bookplates of the Condes de Bomfim; letterpress shelf location tags in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaves. 2 volumes. ---- FIRST EDITION of this classic work, a vital source for the state of Brazil on the eve of independence. It contains the first printing of the eyewitness account of the discovery of Brazil by Pero Vaz de Caminha, Cabral's secretary. The alphabetical index at the end of each volume includes many Indian words.Ayres do Casal's work became widely known in Europe after James Henderson adapted (and at times merely translated) parts of it in his @History of the Brazil, London 1821 (cf. Borba de Moraes [1983] II, 398).Ayres do Casal has been called the "Father of Brazilian geography." A native of Portugal (b. ca. 1754?), he spent some years in Brazil, returning to Portugal around 1821 and dying soon thereafter. A second edition of the @Corografia appeared in Rio de Janeiro, 1833 amd a third at Rio, 1845. A facsimile was printed by the Instituto Nacional do Livro, 1945-1947.@Provenance: Armorial bookplate ("Condes do Bomfim" appears beneath the arms); see Avelar Duarte, @Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos p. 275 (nº 770). The first Conde, José Lucio Travassos Valdez (1787-1862), served in the Peninsular Wars and was in charge of putting down both the rebellion under the Conde de Amarante in 1823 and the Miguelist insurrection in Tras-os-Montes a few years later. He was governor of Madeira and served with Costa Cabral and Rodrigo da Fonseca on the Conselho. When the Maria da Fonte movement broke out he was named commander of the government forces in the south, but having been captured in late 1846 by the Duque de Saldanha, was deported along with his two eldest sons to Angola for the duration of the war. Travassos Valdez's oldest son, José Bento Travassos Valdez, succeeded to the title. The third Conde, José Lucio Travassos Valdez (1841-1926) had been born in Luanda.---- Innocêncio V, 367-8; XVI, 124-5. Sacramento Blake VI, 33. Valle Cabral 464, with lengthy note. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 50. Sabin 11640. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 817/6. Rodrigues 582. See W. Martins, @História da inteligência brasileira II, 63-70. None of the authorities provides a precise collation. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF DISCOVERIES AND TRAVELS IN AFRICA, BY THE LATE JOHN LEYDEN, M.D. Enlarged and Completed to the Present Time with Illustrations of Its Geography and Natural History, as Well as of the Moral and Social Condition of its Inhabitants.

      Edinburgh Printed for Archibald Constable & Co. 1817 - Rare First Edition. Illustrated with six maps including a number which are folding. 8vo, bound in three-quarter contemporary calf over marbled boards. xx, 512; viii, 536 pp. Internally a well preserved and pleasing copy. One map with old support to the verso, the hinges are weak and there is bit of wear to the bindings, some wear and loosening at the junction of the free-flies and pastedowns. Labels are partially missing and should be restored. Repairs are easy to acccomplish. RARE FIRST EDITION. This is a compilation remarkably accurate for the time at which it was written, completed and added to by Hugh Murray. It is very rarely encountered in first edition format, the second edition being most readily available. It is an interesting resume of what was known about Western and Central Africa at the beginning of the 19th century." Sir Harry Johnston’s bibliography to Liberia."Leyden, a doctor and poet, was also a gifted student of Eastern languages and an enthusiast of African adventures. Inspired by Mungo Park’s discoveries he compiled ‘Historical Philosophical Sketch.of Europeans.in Africa’ 1799 which was enlarged to two volumes in 1817 by Hugh Murray. Although he never traveled to Africa, Leyden did spend much time in India as a medical officer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORDENANZAS de la Real maestranza de la M.N. y M.L. ciudad de Ronda aprobadas por el Rey Nuestro Señor.

      Imp. de Fermín de Villalpando, Madrid 1817 - 2 h., inc. portada, frontis y escudo de armas grabados al cobre a toda plana, 112 p. Tafilete rojo de época, greca dorada con motivos vegetales en ambos planos, lomo cuajado de adornos también dorados, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados; guarda de seda azul y cinta de punto de lectura en seda roja. Magnífico ejemplar en gran papel. Los grabados son obra de J. M. de la Vega según dibujos de Rivero.

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        History of the wars occasioned by the French Revolution, from the commencement of hostilities in 1792, to the end of 1816 : embracing a complete history of the revolution, with biographical sketches of most of the public characters of Europe.

      London : W. Lewis 1817 - Text in double colums. Physical desc.: 2 v. : fronts., plates, ports., fold. maps ; 28 cm. Paged continuously. Subjects; France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Referenced by: Sabin, 27334. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. 1741 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Haydn, In a Series of Letters Written at Vienna. Followed by The Life of Mozart, with Observations on Metastasio, and on the Present State of Music in France and Italy. Translated from the French of L. A. C. Bombet. With Notes by the Author of the Sacred Melodies.

      London: John Murray. 1817 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 212 x 130 mms., pp. xv [xvi translator's note], 496, including engraved leaf of music, contemporary half calf, gilt spine, black morocco label, marbled boards; some light foxing but a very good copy. Marie-Henri Beyle (1783 - 1842) apparently used over one hundred pseudonyms, but he is best-known as Stendhal, even though that pseudonym doesn't appear on the title-page. As Copac notes, "The life of Haydn is a plagiarism of G. Carpani's Le Haydine; the biographical part of the Mozart is, practically, a reproduction of Winckler's Notice biographique sur Jean-Chrysostom-Wolfgang-Théophile Mozart, which in turn is a translation of Schlichtegroll's Mozarts Leben; the last letter of the Mozart and the letter on Metastasio are Bombet." William Gardiner (1770 - 1853) was the compiler/author of Sacred Melodies (1812 - 1838). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water, thirty miles round the British Metropolis.,

      J. Hassell, London 1817 - Two leather bound volumes with spines in 6 compartments, red labels, gilt titles. As so often happens with early 19th century books the collation of these two volumes matches neither the 'directions for placing the cuts' as found at the end of each volume nor the collation as given in the reference. Numerous plates are bound in locations other than indicated, four listed in Tooley (Epsom, Holland House, Melrose Hall and Guildford) are missing and one (Holland House Crouch) which is not listed in Tooley, but is in the directions to the binder is present. It appears that the intent was that the two volumes were each to have 60 plates. Volume One of this set contains 62 plates and volume Two has 55. Having looked carefully at the two volumes it seems possible that the 'missing' plates were not ever present. A lovely set with charming little plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        GROUPS OF FLOWERS, DRAWN AND ACCURATELY COLOURED AFTER NATURE, WITH FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE YOUNG ARTIST

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 343 x 267 mm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2"). [26] leaves of text, including 3 pp. of ads. FIRST EDITION. STRIKING RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT IN AN UNUSUAL DESIGN, covers framed by decorative gilt rules and cresting roll, large central lozenge formed by two very elaborately gilt- and blind-tooled triangular "curtains," the wide bases of which meet at the center of each board, a large gilt butterfly at the peak of each triangle (seeming to pull the curtains upward and downward toward the top and bottom edge of the covers), flat spine gilt in densely tooled panels, gilt titling, gilt chain roll on turn-ins, all edges gilt. With 11 (of 12) excellent engravings of flowers in two states, colored and uncolored. (Without the color plate of the Moss Rose.) For the binding: Nixon "Broxbourne Library," pp. 210-11. Joints and extremities a little rubbed, two small abrasions to boards, spine uniformly darkened, a touch of faint yellowing to uncolored plates, a couple of marginal smudges, but still a very appealing example in mostly excellent condition, the binding with lustrous covers, and the text fresh and smooth. This unusual binding would appear to be a rare example of an English design based on a Spanish style called "cortina," or "curtain." According to Nixon, cortina bindings were popular in Spain during the reign of Ferdinand VII (1784-1833), between about 1810 and 1830. This design was "probably the invention of Antonio Suàrez, the most brilliant Spanish binder of the period, who worked successively in Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid." The key feature of the style was a fan-like "curtain" which emanates from a corner or side. While Nixon considered it an exclusively Spanish motif, the British Library Database of Bookbindings notes that some English binders took up the style. Our unknown binder chose the unconventional approach of attaching the "curtains" to butterfly ornaments, rather than to a corner or side. The two triangles meet at the base, mirroring each other in a most pleasing effect. The last cortina binding we know of to appear on the market (and the only one we found using "cortina" as the key word) was a Spanish binding of early 19th century goatskin covering the Johannes de Reno "Mirabilia Romae" of 1475, offered at the 30 November 2011 Sotheby's sale with an estimate of £15,000-20,000 (though unsold).

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        Musae Etonenses, seu Carminum Etonae Conditorum Delectus. 3 vols. in 2 (complete)

      T. Ingalton, London 1817 - Octavo. IX, [7], 360, [6], 299, [2], 66pp. Full morocco with gold-tooled decoration and borders on boards, spines and edges of bindings. Blind-tooled decoration on boards and spines. Gold lettering on spines. All edges gilt. Each fore-edge has a different and exquisite painting. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Second edition of William Herbert's poems, first published in 1795. Heavy rubbing on joints and corners. Head and tail of spines slightly rubbed. Minor shelf wear. Sporadic foxing throughout. Text in Latin. Bindings in overall good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation

      London: John Murray,, 1817. Octavo (218 × 134 mm). Nineteenth-century polished calf, double gilt-rule border to covers, brown morocco label, raised bands with gilt rules and decoration in compartments, marbled paper endpapers and edges, marbled paper covered slipcase. Front joint repaired in the top compartment (35 mm), very lightly rubbed. Occasional light spotting; an excellent copy. First edition of Ricardo's fundamental contribution to the science of economics. Ricardo is credited with the first systematic and scientific approach to economics; his exact mathematical approach and careful deductive methods provided a model for future texts in the field. Ricardo's interest in political economy was aroused in 1799 by a chance reading of Adam Smith. While he enjoyed cordial relations with Malthus, his economic views were decidedly anti-Malthusian. In 1815 he was urged by James Mill and others to set out a systematic account of his own theories. This led to the publication of the Principles, the result of little more than six months sustained work on his part. The "principal problem in political economy" as he defines it, is the "laws" which regulate "the natural course of rent, profits and wages" over time ("Preface"). However, his book covered not only those laws but also a newly developed labour theory of value, the theory of international comparative advantage, monetary theory, the influence of taxation, and strictures on the writings of his predecessors and contemporaries.

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        OFFICE DE L'EGLISE, Latin et Français, pour les dimanches et fêtes.

      Chez Mégard, Rouen 1817 - 4 vols. 8º. Cada uno con frontis grab. (rastros hum.), port. y 860p+8h, 860p+8h, 836p+8h y 884p+8h. (las últ. págs. de cada vol. contienen partituras). Plena piel algo roz, 2 lomos rasgados, dorados en cejas, planos y lomos, cortes dorados. - Ex-libris del Príncipe albanés de origen vasco Alladro Kastriotit en los 4 volúmenes. 1817

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        The Club; In A Dialogue Between Father And Son. In Vino Veritas

      Longman, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1817 - 96 pages. 26.5 x 19 cm. First published 1711. Limited ediiton, Large Paper Copy [Imperial Edition], one of 200. With three ALS laid-in -- two from James Rimell & Son Ltd, a London Bookseller to Edgar H. Wells, rare book dealer in New York from 1921 to 1938 on Madison Ave., discussing the authenticity of the Imperial Edition, and one from Philip Hofer [to Wells] on New York Public Library letterhead, verifying this copy as an Imperial Edition together with bibliographical details for the various editions of this work. All letters dated 1932. Hofer also invites Wells to tea, offering to show him copies of the three issue described in his letter. With a series of engravings drawn by John Thurston. First few leaves toned, mostly marginal; infrequent additional and minor text spotting. Bookplate, half centimeter nick spine head with loss, slight joint rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, cover border fillets encase gilt arabesques and corner florets, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. From the Library of Jacques Levy. Full maroon morocco.Aeg. Very good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Currants] [Black Currant; White Currant; Dutch Red Currant]

      G. Brookshaw, [London 1817 - Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition. 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.

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        The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the year 1793-1817

      London: Printed for J. Jenkins by L. Harrison, 1817. 2 volumes. large 4to., (14 2/8 x 11 4/8 inches). Uncoloured engraved vignette title-page in volume one, hand-colored engraved vignette title-page in volume II, and 55 fine hand-colored aquatint plates (one or two loose, some marginal spotting and thumbing). Original publisher's half morocco gilt with publisher's ticket on the front paste-down of each volume (worn at the extremities with loss, some surface tears). First edition, later issue with plates variously watermarked up to 1833. First issued in 1817, and subsequently to order. Illustrating the naval engagements between Great Britain and Denmark, Spain, France and the United States. Included are three plates depicting the battle of Trafalgar. "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years Jenkins' "Naval Achievements" has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints... It is the quality of the accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable above all, and it is the pictures rather than the text to which the value can be attributed." Roger Quarm of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Statistica odontalgica per l'' anno 1816 in serie colle publicate per gli anni 1814 e 1815.

      Torino, stamperia Barberis, s.d. (1817 ?). 1817 - .arricchita della descrizione di alcune dentizioni tardive, di altre osservazioni sulla nascita dei denti di ogni età, e singolarmente di quelli cosi detti della sapienza, e sovra le malattie che ne derivano al cerebro, e ad altre parti dell' umana organizzazione. In- 8°, cartoncino coevo (riapplicato). 79, (1) pp. e una tavola incisa in rame ripiegata f.t. raffigurante varie patologie dentarie ed un pellicano. Opuscolo rarissimo sconosciuto al Poletti, al Weiberger, ed al Micheloni. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter draft signed ("Le B[aro]n de Humboldt").

      Paris, [c. 1817]. - 4to. ½ p. To an unidentified recipient: "[.] Les travaux de Mr le Chevalier Millin [!] meriteroient des encouragemens bien plus grands et par la profondeur des recherches et par le noble desinteressement de l'auteur [.]".

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        Eigenh. Gedichtmanuskript m. U. „Clemens" (Titel und 41 Strophen à 4 Zeilen).

      o.O., „den 22ten Mai 1817" - Gr.-8vo. 4 SS. Doppelblatt. „Frühmorgenlied vom Kirschblütenstrauß, schweren Stein, und von des, lieb Herz, und deiner Güte und ihrem Segen,Geschämig trit die falbeAurora vor das HimmelhausDa legt die graue SchwalbeFromm plaudernd ihr die Träume aus.Da sinken in das BlaueDer Sterne Geisteraugen einDa wäscht sich in dem TaueDas Licht den Sonnenschleier rein.Mich weckend summt die MückeAm Fenster, möcht zum Licht hinausDa lenk' ich meine BlickeAuf einen Kirschenblütenstrauß.Der Strauß von dir gepflücketEr hielt die Blüten fest bis heutDoch hat sich heut gebücketUnd seinen Schmuck umhergestreut.Die Blätter aber strecketEr frisch noch zu dem Lichte aus,Zum Licht, das mich erwecketUnd dich und deinen treuen Strauß.Vergieb geliebtes LebenDaß ich zuerst an dich gedachtKann ich zum Licht noch streben,So ist's, weil mir's in dir erwacht.Was wär' mir dann die SonneSchien' sie nicht in die Augen dein,In ihnen wird sie WonneIn meinen wird sie Feuerpein.Wohin ich in der KammerDie irren Blicke irren lass'Schlägt mahnend mir ein HammerAns schwere Herz ohn' Unterlaß.Die Bücher, und die BilderDie geizig ich zusammentrug,Sie schreien immer wilderO stein'ger Acker, stumpfer Pflug.Die Steine wollt' ich wälzenZu einer freien Aussicht LustEs wuchs daraus ein FelsenDer fiel zurück auf meine Brust.Zerschmettert, unbegrabenLag ich in Wind und WettersnotEs fraßen mich die Raben,Ich starb und starb doch nie zu Tod.Es wollt' kein Vogel singenAls wäre dieser Stein verfluchtEs wollt' kein Quell entspringenDer meine heiße Kehle sucht.Nur Kröten, Ottern, SchlangenUmkrochen kalt mir meine BrustDaß Kühlung ich empfangenSelbst von dem grimmen Eckel mußt.Und wenn ich glühend weinte,Verzweiflung mich zu singen zwangDa lobten mich die FreundeHohnlächelnd im Vorübergang.Heran wollt' keiner tretenDen Stein zu wälzen von der Brust,Mit mir wollt' keiner beten,Und ich hab' kein Gebet gewußt.Da rang ich endlich blutigDie rechte Hand mir los und frei,Und schlug ein Kreuz gar mutigDaß Jesu mir barmherzig sei.O wundertätig ZeichenDu trugst die Sünde aller WeltIch fühlt' die Last auch weichenDu warst als Stütze aufgestellt.Ein Vöglein kam gereisetBaut mir ein Dornennest ins HerzDas Vöglein Buße heißetUnd sein Gesang heißt: bittrer Schmerz.Ein Gärtlein ich ihm bauteVon herbem Kraut, heißt Reu und LeidDa fraß es von dem KrauteTrank meine Tränen allezeit.Und heißer ward sein Brüten,Das Dornennest in meiner BrustFühlt' ich wie Feuer wütenDas dürstend still ich tragen mußt'.So lag ich da alleineUnd hört' den Vogel, sah das KrautAls plötzlich von dem SteineEin kühler Quell herniedertaut.Da sah ich auf der SpitzenDes Steines in dem SonnenscheinGar still mitleidig sitzenDich liebes frommes Jungfräulein.Dem Quell, der mich erquicketErschlossest du das FelsentorAus deinen Augen blicketDie Gnade all, die ich verlor.Du siehst mit frommen SinnenDem Tanz der kleinen Fliegen zuUnd gönnst den goldnen SpinnenIhr schwebend Haus in Sonnenruh'.Den Käfer auf den RückenGefallen, richtest mild du auf,Schlägst sichre BlätterbrückenDer Ameise in ihrem Lauf.Du räumest auf den StegenDie Steine aus des Wandrers SchrittUnd tiefst auf irren WegenDie Spur mit deiner Füße Tritt.Du richtest längs dem PfadeDie sturmgebeugte Ähre aufUnd wirfst das zum GestadeGehüpfte Fischlein in den Lauf.Du wärmst mit deinem HaucheDas nestentfallne VögeleinUnd sammelst von dem StraucheZum Bett ihm zarte Wolle ein.Und seinen Eltern streuestDu deines Brodes Krümlein ausWeinst mit dem Leid und freuestDich mit der Lust in Gottes Haus.Deckst selbst das Nest der SchlangenFlehst selbst der Kröte um ein SchildSiehst du die Spinne hangenFeindselig überm Ekelbild.Mein Weh hast du gespüretUnd riefst den Sünder gern zu GastDen Stein hast du gerühret,Er weichet schon ich atme fast.Mein Durst hat dich gezogenUnd deine Tränen flossen mirDie ersten GnadenwogenEntsprangen mir von dir, von dir.Ich las aus deinen BlickenDaß Gottes Lieb unendlich istDein Mund konnt' mich erquickenEr sprach und sang von Jesu Christ.Du sprachst: »Wie einst auf E

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        "Chinese tales, or the marvellous adventures of the Mandarin Fum-Hoam. Translated from the French of Thomas Simon Gueulette. Oriental tales."

      London: printed for Walker & Edwards. 1817. "Thick 12mo, engraved frontis and additional title page, divisional half- title, publisher's catalogue at back, pp. ix-[x], 1-485, [1], [6] adverts.; contemporary red straight-grain morocco gilt, a.e.g., spine slightly discolored, edges rubbed; very good copy. & & Cordier, Biblioteca Sinica, 1857; Lust, Western Books on China published up to 1850, 1277 (note)."

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        Illustrations of the Vicar of Wakefield [cover title]

      [London, 1817] - Portfolio of 24 hand-colored aquatint plates printed on thick handmade wove paper from the Ackerman edition (London: 1817) of Oliver Goldsmith's "Vicar of Wakefield." The plates here are bound in the same order they appeared in Goldsmith's novel, but lack the imprint information that appeared on each plate in that edition. The plate mark of each image in the volume measures 9 by 6 inches, dimensions consistent with the size of the plates in the printed book and presumably it was produced as a deluxe, and perhaps unique companion to the novel. No listings in OCLC for titles comprising the plates only. The volume shows wear from usage, but the plates themselves remain bright 4to (11-1/4 x 9 inches). 24 hand-colored aquatints (9 x 6 inches), [38, blanks] pp. Half contemporary red morocco, marbled paper covered boards, red morocco lable to front cover, stamped "Illustarations of the Vicar of Wakefield," and marbled endpapers; spine and corners rubbed and worn, joints worn and splitting, plates slightly soiled in the margins with some tears affecting a few of the plates. Tooley 436 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Le Grandi Antille e l'Isole Lucaje

      Florence 1817 - Size : 233x31 (mm), 9.125x1.25 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Select Views In Italy, With Topographical and Historical Descriptions In English And French

      Published by J. Smith, W. Byrne and J. Edwards, London 1817 - , unpaginated, approximately 288 pages, dedicated to Queen Charlotte consort of King George III, illustrated with 72 engraved plates in black and white New Edition , few scuffs to covers, rubbed at spine ends and corners, nice bright gilt, firmly bound, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, occasional light margin spots but generally clean inside, in very good condition , full black straight grain morocco, gilt decorated borders and spine, gilt titles to spine, 4 raised bands, all edges gilt Quarto Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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