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        Lives of the British Admirals Containing an Accurate Naval History from the Earliest Periods ( Complete in 8 Volumes ) ( Period Leather Bindings )

      London: Printed for C. J. Barrington , 1817. Complete in 8 volumes. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, decorative gilt within compartments, decortive gilt design on boards, inner dentelles, full gilt edges, green endpapers. Calf rubbed, some wear loss on head tail of three volumes, three volumes with small patches of wear on boards, a few short splits on hinge joints, slight faded. All bindings firm, generally a very attractive set. Internally, occasional spotting,pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice set, in very attractive period bindings. A19. Full Period Calf . Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        "Zweyte allgemeine Ansicht des Schlosses Heidelberg der Stadt und Thales von Heidelberg". Blick von einem Hügel auf das Schloß, links unten Stadt und Neckartal, im Vordergrund Ziegenherde, links großer Baum mit Wurzelwerk.

      . Kupferstich von Haldenwang nach Graimberg, 1817, 39 x 49 cm.. Schefold 24832. - Im unteren Rand mit Widmung Graimbergs "Dediee a Son Altesse le Prince Royal de Baviere,..." . Die Ansicht tadellos und breitrandig.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son Organisation , pour server de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparé

      Paris: Deterville, 1817. Four volumes, octavo, 15 engraved plates by C.-L. Laurillard (some foxing to the plates); a handsome set, with all four half-titles, in contemporary quarter calf over mottled papered boards, gilt, double spine labels in red & green. Cuvier's great study of the animal kingdom, including Australian insects from the Baudin voyage. First edition of this germinal work of natural history, with three volumes by Cuvier himself, and the fourth an important study of insects by his friend and colleague Latreille. Recognised as the father of comparative anatomy, Cuvier published widely throughout his lifetime, but this was his most famous and influential work, and contained the results of all his previous research on the structures of living and fossil animals. It was based upon his vast knowledge of the anatomies of living animals and fossils, and in it he applied Linnæus' system of nomenclature and classification to the whole animal kingdom, in the process establishing his four great classes: vertebrate, molluscous, articulate, and radiated. Cuvier's work is a benchmark for many reasons, not least for the third volume present here, which is actually the work of Pierre André Latreille, Professor of Entomology at the Paris Museum: Latreille's contribution was not only a significant contribution to his field, but he had earlier been heavily involved in characterising the insects collected on the Baudin voyage to Australia and the Pacific. In the present volume, Latreille sought to update the foundation work of scholars including Fabricius within Cuvier's framework; as a result, Latreille included here many Australian insects including two, the 'Rhipcera' and the 'Heleus', noted for the first time. Cuvier, born in 1769, was invited by Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire to come to Paris in 1795. He took an appointment at the newly-formed Muséum nationale d'histoire naturelle, where he remained until his death from cholera in 1832. He had first publicly canvassed his new quadripartite schema of the animal kingdom in an 1812 presentation to the Academy of Sciences, but it was in this work that he first detailed how this proposed division worked in practice. Here, each of the classes is discussed in a separate volume, with volumes I, II and IV by Cuvier himself; his organizations of fish families in particular 'were so soundly based that they have become orders or suborders in present classification' (DSB). Throughout his career, Cuvier held to the premise of Le Règne Animal that the four branches were fundamentally different, and that any similarities between them were due entirely to common functions rather than common ancestry. He did not believe, that is, that there was any evolutionary adaptation, a stance which put him in open conflict with his contemporaries such as Buffon, Lamarck, and Geoffroy. This led to the famous debate between Cuvier and Geoffroy at the Académie Royale des Sciences in Paris in 1830. Cuvier's towering position in the French natural sciences should be seen in the context of a very cynical view of his ambitions towards intellectual ownership of the science on Freycinet's voyage, an idea explored in correspondence between Faujas de Saint Fond and Louis de Freycinet.

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        Sprach- und Sittenanzeiger der Deutschen. (Hrsg. v. Theodor Heinsius). 1. Jahrgang (alles Erschienene). Nrn 1-103 (von 105, ohne 39 und 40). Kl.-4°. Pappbd d. Z. mit Rückenschild.

      (Berlin, Maurer), 1817.. . Nahezu vollständiges Exemplar der sehr seltenen Zeitschrift, die sich als Sprachanzeiger mit Beiträgen über Sprachforschung, -gewohnheit und -streitigkeiten versteht. Mit anspruchsvollen Beiträgen wie: Sprachveränderungen; Zur Geschichte der Lutherischen Bibelübersetzung; Bemerkungen zu Zahns Abhandlungen über den altdeutschen Tatian (J. Grimm); Vorarbeiten zu einem künftigen Niederlausitzischen Idiotikon; Was ist Hochdeutsch? (aus dem Nachlaß Heynatz); Über die Endsilbe 'ei'; Einige Sprichwörter des deutschen Rechts; Turnsprache usw., ferner über Wortbedeutung, Zeichensetzung und Interpunktion. Weitere Beiträger sind Görres, Jahn, Wippel und Zeune. - Teils gebräunt. - Diesch 3583. Kirchner I 909. Estermann II 123. Bibl. der Brüder Grimm 1497.

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

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

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        A Full and Correct Account of the Chief Naval Occurrences of the late War between Great Britain and the United States of America; preceded by a Cursory Examination of the American Accounts of their Naval Actions fought previous to that Period: .

      - London: Printed for T. Egerton, 1817. 8vo. Orig. hf. calf over marbled paper boards (spine rubbed; front hinge starting). (xvi, 528, ccxvi, 16pp.). With 3 full-page engrv. plates. Slightly foxed. Contemp. associated newspaper clippings laid down on prelims, and occasional margin annots. in text, otherwise a good copy complete with Appendix and Index at end. 1st edition.

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        Gesamtansicht (11,5 x 20,5 cm) auf einer Kundschaft der Maurer für den Gesellen Ludwig Andreas Amois aus Hamburg. Kupferstich von D.A.Ernesting 1802.

      Datiert 5.Januar 1817.. 33,3 x 47,3 cm. Faltspuren und etwas knitterig, etwas angestaubt. Die senkrechte Linie in nebenstehender Abbildung ist durch den zusammengesetzten Scan bedingt und befindet sich nicht im Original. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Handwerkskundschaft ].

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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels

      Boston: E.G. House, for the Author, 1817. b/w plates, one fldg. 598 pp. A remarkable book by this Duxbury sea captain whose Pacific voyages included stops at Palau, Hawaii, the Galapagos, Manila, Canton, Macao, New Guinea, Australia and the East Indies. His work was the source for Melville’s “Benito Cerino”, and his account of the "Bounty" was the first published in America. The folding plate on p. 135 is a chart of Pitcairn Island with recognition views inset. Hill 463. Howes D-233. Hunnewell p. 34. Judd. 51. Scattered light foxing. Bound in original calf with spine label. Hinges cracked but holding.

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        JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATE EMBASSY TO CHINA; comprising a correct narrative of the public transactions of the embassy, of the voyage to and from China, and of the journey from the mouth of Pei - ho to the return to Canton.

      London, John Murray, 1817.Interspersed with observations upon the face of the country, the polity, moral character, and manners of the Chinese nation. The whole illustrated by maps and drawings. FIRST EDITION, 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, portrait frontispiece of Lord Amherst who led the mission, 7 hand coloured aquatint plates of views, 3 engraved maps, 1 folding, pages: viii, 526 including index + (1) page of errata, handsomely bound in full calf, ornate gilt border to covers, gilt raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Portrait faintly browned in the margins, ex university library with blind stamp in top corner of title page and another faint ink stamp with ink number in inner margin of same, the large folding map has been laid down on paper to repair some splits to folds and a closed tear to the inner edge, the 2 single page maps are lightly browned, occasional small pale mark to text margins, very small light brown stain in margin of page 285, 2 tiny ones on text on page 353, no loss of legibility, otherwise very clean. A very good copy. The coloured plates show the Summer Palace opposite Tien - Sing, Anchorage at Tong - Chow, Temple of Quan - Yin - Mun near Nankin, See - Lang - Shan, Gan - Kin - Poo from the west, Seaou - Koo - Shan from the east, and Island of Pulo Leat. The British diplomat Lord Amherst (1773 ? 1857) was sent by George III in1816 as ambassador extraordinary to the court of China's Qing Dynasty, with a view to establishing more satisfactory commercial relations between that country and the United Kingdom. Henry Ellis (1788?1855), diplomatist who had been on 3 missions to Persia and 1 to Sind accompanied Amherst as third Commissioner on the embassy to China. On arriving at Pei Ho (today's Haihe), Lord Amherst was given to understand that he could only be admitted to the Emperor's presence on condition of performing the kowtow. This he refused to do and as a consequence he was not allowed to enter Peking and his mission failed, he was shipwrecked on the return journey but escaped with Ellis and some of their companions and crew to Batavia, several hundred miles away. The ship sent to bring them home called in at Saint Helena and Amhurst and Ellis were able to to have interviews with Napoleon recounted by Ellis in Chapter VIII. See Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770 - 1860 from the Library of J. R. Abbey, number 536 and The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 94. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The costume of the Netherlands.

      displayed in thirty coloured aquatint engravings after drawings from nature by Miss Semple, with descriptions in English and French. (Amsterdam, Rotterdam (8) omstreken Rotterdam, Broek in Waterland, Willemstad, Noord-Holland (2), Friesland, Hindelopen, Zeeland, omstreken Antwerpen, omstreken Brussel, omstreken Mons, omstreken Valenciennes) Londen: Ackermann, 1817.

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        Topographisches Handbuch vom mährisch-schlesischenGouvernement - zum nützlichen Gebrauche für Geschäftsmänner und Privatpersonen - mit einer Abbildung der Arlamsthaler Höhle - 2Theile in einem Band

      Joh.Georg Gastl/Brünn-Ollmütz/1817,. Seiten/Illustr.: geb. Zustand: mittel/Einband gering berieben und bestossen/Seiten gering stockfleckig/Vorsatz gering gelockert 52280 - V4 ***An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Wir führen zweimal wöchentlich, Dienstag und Freitag Vormittag, unseren Versand aus Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post durch.***

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        Réflexions sur L'ORganisation Politique de L'Allemagne. Par M. Le Comte de Worms.

      Delaunay, Pélicier, Petit, Chaumerot, Locard & Davi,, Paris, 1817 - Paris, Delaunay, Pélicier, Petit, Chaumerot, Locard & Davi, 1817. 8°. 15 S. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. EA. In franz. Sprache. - Stockfleckig, etw. fingerfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Französisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN BRAZIL. TWO VOLUMES COMPLETE

      Longman, Hurst, Rees,, London: 1817 - 406 pp.; 380 pp. Second edition; later, half, brown speckled boards; half, tan calf backstrip with green morocco labels; gilt spine and labels; green marble endpapers. Vol. I: six sepia plates, two fold-out maps; vol. II: two sepia plates. Binding tight; minor edge wear, spine wear; superficial spine tear vol. I; text very fine; see additional images provided. Quoting Borba 437: "Henry Koster was born in Portugal at the end of the eighteenth century. His father was a sugar merchant, with a branch in Oporto. After contracting tuberculosis while living in England, Henry decided to move to a warmer and drier climate. Having taken the opportunity to accompany a friend of the family to Pernambuco, he arrived in Recife on December 7, 1809. His health improved, and he started his travels to Paraihiba and Maranh?o. He settled in Pernambuco at the 'Jaguaribe,' a sugar 'engenho,' and later acquired land in Itamarac?, and a 'sitio' in Gamboa. He lived in the Northeast of Brazil until his death in Recife in 1820. During his residence in Brazil he sailed several times to England, where he published his famous book in 1816. Today it is a classic work on the North of Brazil. The plates were made from his own drawings by a close relative. In the appendix he transcribes two monographs by Arruda Camara, rare today, which appeared in Rio in 1810. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Delineations, Historical and Topographical of the Isle of Thanet and the Cinque Ports [2 Volumes Complete]

      London: printed for the proprietors; published by Sherwood, Neely & Jones and Elsewhere First Editions 1817 and 1818. Two Volumes. London 1817-1818. Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in contemporary full deep burgundy leather covers, gilt title on green morocco labels to the spines with elaborate gilt embellishments. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xii], 147, [iv]; [x], 192, [iv]. Corrections noted. Map of the Isle of Thanet. Each volume with additional engraved title page, plus 104 finely engraved full-page copper plates. Small hole in the leather to the top front edge of volume I, the text block is clean and fresh with only the odd blemish to some of the plates. Armorial bookplate inside each volume belonging to one Francis Gray Smart. Brayley was born in London, the son of Edward Wedlake Brayley, a notable antiquary and his wife Anne (c. 1771-1850). His early schooling, in the company of his brothers Henry and Horatio was private and sheltered. His upbringing was austere with little contact with other children or the world outside his home. He later studied at the London Institution and the Royal Institution under William Thomas Brande. Brayley abandoned an early inclination to follow his father's interests for science. He published on diverse topics in several scientific journals including the Philosophical Magazine, for which he became an editorial assistant between 1823 and 1844. In 1829 and 1830, Brayley was employed by Rowland Hill to lecture on the physical sciences at his schools as Hazelwood, Edgbaston, Birmingham and Bruce Castle, Tottenham, London. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son Organisation , pour server de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparé

      Deterville, Paris 1817 - Four volumes, octavo, 15 engraved plates by C.-L. Laurillard (some foxing to the plates); a handsome set, with all four half-titles, in contemporary quarter calf over mottled papered boards, gilt, double spine labels in red & green. Cuvier's great study of the animal kingdom, including Australian insects from the Baudin voyage. First edition of this germinal work of natural history, with three volumes by Cuvier himself, and the fourth an important study of insects by his friend and colleague Latreille. Recognised as the father of comparative anatomy, Cuvier published widely throughout his lifetime, but this was his most famous and influential work, and contained the results of all his previous research on the structures of living and fossil animals. It was based upon his vast knowledge of the anatomies of living animals and fossils, and in it he applied Linnæus' system of nomenclature and classification to the whole animal kingdom, in the process establishing his four great classes: vertebrate, molluscous, articulate, and radiated. Cuvier's work is a benchmark for many reasons, not least for the third volume present here, which is actually the work of Pierre André Latreille, Professor of Entomology at the Paris Museum: Latreille's contribution was not only a significant contribution to his field, but he had earlier been heavily involved in characterising the insects collected on the Baudin voyage to Australia and the Pacific. In the present volume, Latreille sought to update the foundation work of scholars including Fabricius within Cuvier's framework; as a result, Latreille included here many Australian insects including two, the 'Rhipcera' and the 'Heleus', noted for the first time. Cuvier, born in 1769, was invited by Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire to come to Paris in 1795. He took an appointment at the newly-formed Muséum nationale d'histoire naturelle, where he remained until his death from cholera in 1832. He had first publicly canvassed his new quadripartite schema of the animal kingdom in an 1812 presentation to the Academy of Sciences, but it was in this work that he first detailed how this proposed division worked in practice. Here, each of the classes is discussed in a separate volume, with volumes I, II and IV by Cuvier himself; his organizations of fish families in particular 'were so soundly based that they have become orders or suborders in present classification' (DSB). Throughout his career, Cuvier held to the premise of Le Règne Animal that the four branches were fundamentally different, and that any similarities between them were due entirely to common functions rather than common ancestry. He did not believe, that is, that there was any evolutionary adaptation, a stance which put him in open conflict with his contemporaries such as Buffon, Lamarck, and Geoffroy. This led to the famous debate between Cuvier and Geoffroy at the Académie Royale des Sciences in Paris in 1830. Cuvier's towering position in the French natural sciences should be seen in the context of a very cynical view of his ambitions towards intellectual ownership of the science on Freycinet's voyage, an idea explored in correspondence between Faujas de Saint Fond and Louis de Freycinet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des caractères physiques des pierres précieuses, pour servir à leur détermination lorsqu'elles ont été taillées.

      Mme Vve Courcier 1817 - Livre ancien XVI (table), XXII, 253 p., 16 p. (Notice des principaux ouvrages (.) composant la librairie Mme Ve Courcier), 3 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre (complet). L'Abbé Haüy (1743-1822) enseigne la minéralogie au Muséum national d'histoire naturelle avant que ne soit créée spécialement pour lui en 1809 une chaire à la Sorbonne. Grand classique de la minéralogie - dont la valeur à toujours cours -, cet ouvrage permet l'identification des pierres, la détermination de leur caractère et les principes de leur taille. Grâce aux recherches passionnées de l'Abbé Haüy, la minéralogie et la cristallographie ont acquis un véritable statut scientifique. Rousseurs éparses en début de volume. Édition originale très élégamment reliée. Condition : In-8, demi-vélin blanc doré à coins, plats en tabis rose, pièce de titre, dos orné, tranches mouchetées, reliure XIXe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The history of Java.

      London, Black, Parbury, and Allen, and John Murray, 1817.2 volumes. 4to. 19th century red morocco (Melbourne, Gassidy, 1899;inner joints restored), richly gilt. With 2 maps (one large folding map of Java, coloured in outline), 10 hand-coloured plates by William Daniell and 53 etched or aquatint plates (including alphabets and facsimiles of inscriptions, and musical scores), and some engraved vignettes. XLVIII,479; VI (VII-VIII 'List of plates' missing),288,(3),CCLX pp.* First edition; with armorial bookplate of Sir Stephenson Hamilton. - Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) 'was interested in every aspect of his subject, and devotes whole sections to Javan ethics, literature, poetry, music, and musical instruments, drama, games of skill and methods of hunting, besides the more ordinary matters of interest population, natural history, religion, antiquities, and the military system .. The history of Java stands very high in its own class, and the aquatint plates are full of interest' (Prideaux p.252-253). 'In terms of the pictorial depiction of Javanese costume and topography the importance of the History of Java can hardly be exaggerated .. 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 p.6-7). The ten coloured aquatints, though unsigned are by William Daniell, illustrate Javanese life and costume, and the Papuan boy who accompanied Raffles to England in 1816. The plate of the Borobudur is one of the first depictions of the monument. 'An influential work valued for the author's firsthand observations on the customs and condition of the Javanese under his administration as Governor-General during the British occupation of the Dutch East Indies (1811-1815)' (Von Hünersdorff, Kaffee,p.1213). Raffles' History of Java, the source of many basic Western ideas about the area, remains the starting point for studies of the Eastern archipelago. - A fine copy.Bastin-Brommer N 90; Abbey, Travel, 554; Tooley, Coloured Plates, 391; Thomson, The Exotic and the Beautiful, 304.

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        Storia del Regno di Napoli sotto la dinastia borbonica

      DE ANGELIS Francesco. Storia del Regno di Napoli sotto la dinastia borbonica. Coll'origine della rivoluzione francese; delle guerre e trattati seguiti tra le Potenze alleate e la Francia insino alla pace generale di Vienna. Napoli, nella Stamperia di Gabriele Mosino, 1817. Quattro volumi in 16mo; pp.X,173; 247; 324; 205. Mezza pelle coeva, tassello ai dorsi con titolo e fregi in oro. Brunit. Cerniere allentate. Esemplare privo del ritratto dell?autore. Raro.

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        The First Part of the Institute of the Laws of England or a Commentary upon LITTLETON : not the Name of the Author only, but of the Law itself. Notes on Lord Coke`s First Institute, or Commentary upon LITTLETON. By Francisa HARGRAVE and Charles BUTLER.

      Printed for W. Clarke & sons; C. Hunter; and S. Brooke,, London, 1817 - The seventeenth editon, in two volumes; with addional Notes, by Charles BUTLER. London, Printed for W. Clarke & sons; C. Hunter; and S. Brooke, 1817. Oktav. (1:) CCXIX S., gefaltetes Kupfer: Gradus Parentelae & Consanguinitatis, 309 ungezählte Blätter; (2:) 384 gez. Bll. 2 spätere Halblederbände mit Leinenüberzug auf den Buchdeckeln. Den Anspruch von Vollkommenheit kennt man gewöhnlich aus der Musik, so bei wenigen Werken, bei denen jede Note zu stimmen scheint, gelegentlich wird auch in der Literatur behauptet, ein vollkommenes Werk gelesen zu haben. Unter den Juristen finden wir keine Ansprüche dieser Tragweite, vielleicht bis auf das berühmte Werk von Thomas Littleton (gest. 1481), der vermutlich für seinen Sohn dieses juristische Einführungswerk verfasste. Zumindest in England wird nicht ohne Stolz vermerkt, "it is a work of as absolute perfection in its kind, and as free from error, as any book that I have known to be written of any human learning".(Marvin 469) Der hier vorgenommene Kommentar avancierte als "Coke on Littleton" zu einem der berühmtesten Werke in der englischen Rechtsliteratur. Es ist das Hauptwerk von Coke und stellt eine Enzyklopädie des Rechts (of Common Law) dar. Die 13. Auflage aus dem Jahre 1788 erfährt durch den großen Notenapparat von Hargrave und Butler eine Bereicherung. Sir Edward COKE (1552-1634) called to the Bar in 1578, he soon built up a large practice. By the favour of Burghley he rose rapidly in public office, becoming Recorder of London in 1591, Solicitor-General in 1592, Speaker of the House of Commons in 1592, and Attorney-General in 1594, which office he held till 1606. As such he championed the crown and its prerogative powers. He had a conduct of many of the great trials of the time, prosecuting Essex and Southampton (1600-01), Raleigh (1603) and the Gunpowder Plot conspirators (1605). As a prosecutor he was frequently savage and tyrannical. He had a lasting hatred of Catholics and prosecuted them with vehemence. In 1606 he became Chief Justice of the Common PLeas and came into conflict with the king over his views on the extent of jurisdiction of the common law courts, first quarrelling with the ecclesiastical courts and asserting the power of the common law courts to determine limits of ecclesiastical jurisdiction. In 1610 Coke gave an opinion that a royal proclamation cannot change the law, and in 1611 came in conflict with the Court of High Commission and had to evade being put on the Commission himself. He had now became the embodiment of the common law and an opponent of royal power. In 1613 he was transferred to the Chief Justiceship of the King`s Bench in the hope he would protect the rights of the Crown, and made a member of the Privy Council, but trouble continued. He maintained that, if the judges were consulted on a pending case, they should be consulted in a body. Than he quarrelled with Lord Ellesmere as to the jurisdiction of the court of chancery, a dispute finally settled by James I in favour of the chancery, and finally he quarrelled over the King`s right to stop or delay proceedings in the common law courts. In a case of 1616 the court refused to delay hearing a case and in a letter to the King Coke evidenced an inclination to deny the King`s prerogative to cntrol the conduct of pending cases where royal interests were involved. Coke was summoned before the Council and dismissed (1616). The King, James I, was unable to trust Coke in office against because of fundamental differences between them in political views but by 1617 he was back in the Privy Council. In 1620 Coke appeared as leader of the Parliamentary oopisition, completely changed front, and forged the alliance between Parliament and the common law against the royal prerogative. He quickly assumed the lead in all the developing resistance to the King and his policy. In 1623 he was removed from the Council and for a time was a prisoner in the Tower, but was shortly restored to favour. In the Parliament of

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        Poems of The Inner Temple

      London - F. C. and J. Rivington, 1817. London - F. C. and J. Rivington, 1817 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound collection of William Cowper's posthumous poetry. New edition. With a sketch of his life to volume three by John Johnson. Containing works such as Table Talk, Sonnet to Henry Cowper, Human Frailty, On the Burning of Lord Mansfield's Library, The Love of the World Reproved and On the Death of Lady Throckmorton's Bulfinch. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him the best modern poet, whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. Complete in three volumes. Condition: All are in their original calf binding with gilt designs to the spines. Externally, all volumes have light marks to the boards and wear to the extremities and spines. All have loss to their spine labels and backstrips. All joints are strained. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound, with some endpapers working loose,and bright. Intermittent instances of spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        A SKETCH OF MY FRIEND'S FAMILY. Intended to suggest some practical hints on Religion and Domestic Matters.

      v, 150, [1 Errata] pages. Engraved frontispiece of a mother teaching her child to read the bible.Recent half calf over marbled boards; red gilt label to spine. 12mo. First edition. Some light browning and spotting; else a very good copy. The B.L. has the second edition, which was issued in 1818, but the first edition is quite scarce. Nor may it be pressing the vain expectations of an author, beyond the limits of possibility, if the writer indulges the thought, that whilst the mother listens to the simple tale, primarily intended for the daughter's eye, perhaps she may not disdain to glean some practical hint from this humble legend, framed to recommend the nameless charms of female excellence. [From the Preface.]

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        'America ganz neu entworfen Leipzig bei Schreibers Erben 1817.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Schreibers Erben in Leipzig, dat. 1817, 19 x 25,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 570 (Johann Georg Schreiber<n>, 1676-1750. Son of Johann Christoph Schreiber <engraver and cartographer of Leipzig, 17th century>. Cartographer and publisher. Atlas Selectus Leipzig 1749). - Zeigt Amerika als Kontinent (Nord- u. Südamerika). - Unten links Titelkartusche; unten rechts kleine Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger. - Am rechten Rand Erklärung der Farben zu den englischen, spanischen, portugisischen, französischen, holländischen Besitzungen sowie die Nordamerikanischen Freistaaten, russische Niederlassungen und das freie Amerika. - Seltene Karte!

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        "Das Wildbad bey Burgbernheim.",

      1817.. . Ansicht des Wildbades von einer Anhöhe aus dem Wald heraus mit den Parkanlagen und reichlich figürlicher Staffage wie Spaziergängern, Reitern und Bauern. Kolor. Umrissradierung von L. Schlemmer nach B. Strampfer (Windsheim), in Nürnberg 1817. 25,8 x 37,4 cm. - Mit einer dem Alter üblichen Bräunung, teils kurzrandig, vor allem im Titelbereich gering fleckig und minimal knittrig; mit 2 Wurmlöchern im Bildbereich. - Das äußerst seltene Blatt zeigt nicht nur dekorativ den Zustand des Bades mit seinen Bauten, sondern verweist auch auf die gesellschaftlichen Zustände der Zeit. Die im Verhältnis leicht überhöhten Figuren zeugen davon, dass ihre Bedeutung über die der Staffage hinaus gedacht ist. Gezeigt werden Müßiggänger als Spaziergänger oder Wanderer sowie Bauern mit Körben, die hart arbeiten müssen. Interessant ist auch die Darstellung des Waldes, dessen Struktur Monokulturen aufweist bzw. in der eine abgerodete Fläche das System der Waldarbeit bezeugt.

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        Tables comparatives des principales dimensions des bâtimens de guerre français et anglais de tous rangs

      Bachelier 1817 - PEU COMMMUN. In-4 (21x28 cm), jolie reliure d'époque, demi-veau rouge, titre et auteur dorés au dos à quatre nerfs, nerfs ornés de liserés dorés, un feuillet de dédicace non chiffré, puis V pages et 87 pages, et 22 feuillets non chiffrés pour les XXX tables ; dos un peu insolé, coins et bords frottés, quelques rousseurs à l'intérieur, bon état . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brieven over den Kaukasus en Georgie, en verslag van eene reis in Perzie in 1812. Uit het Fransch oorspronkelijke der reizigers zelve den heer Wilhelm van Freygang en deszelfs echtgenoote.

      Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1817.Contemporary half calf (top of spine sl. damaged). With engraved view on title-page after De la Belle by D. Veelwaard and engraved folding map by D. Veelwaard. VIII,340 pp.* First Dutch edition, first published in Hamburg in 1816: Lettres sur le Caucase et la Géorgie suivies d'une rélation d'un voyage en Perse en 1812. - The married couple Freygang travelled from the Caucasus and Georgia to Persia. - (Age-browned).Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 113; Catalogue Russica F761; Miansarof p.348; Wilson p.76 (not the Dutch ed.); Not in Tiele.

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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels

      Boston: E.G. House, for the Author, 1817. b/w plates, one fldg. 598 pp. A remarkable book by this Duxbury sea captain whose Pacific voyages included stops at Palau, Hawaii, the Galapagos, Manila, Canton, Macao, New Guinea, Australia and the East Indies. His work was the source for Melville&#146;s &#147;Benito Cerino&#148;, and his account of the "Bounty" was the first published in America. The folding plate on p. 135 is a chart of Pitcairn Island with recognition views inset. Hill 463. Howes D-233. Hunnewell p. 34. Judd. 51. Scattered light foxing. Bound in original calf with spine label. Hinges cracked but holding.

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        A NEW LOTTERY BOOK; On a Plan Entirely New; Designed to allure Little Ones into a Knowledge of their Letters, & c. by way of Diversion. By Tommy Trip, A Lover of Children. Price Twopence.

      48 pages, including pastedown wrappers. Wood-engraved frontispiece & 37 cuts in the text, including an illustrated alphabet. Original printed wrappers with cut to lower wrapper. Spine repaired; else an excellent copy. An interactive, and not uncommon, method of teaching the alphabet: children are encouraged to stick a pin through the pictures to the letters on the other side.

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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.

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        Das eiserne Kreuz. Sechs Reden, gehalten in der Hof- und Garnison-Kirche zu Potsdam: bei der Jahresfeier der Leipziger Schlacht; bei der Todtenfeyer der gefallenen Krieger, und der Einweihung der Gedächtnißtafeln des eisernen Kreuzes, vom königlichen hochlöblichen ersten und zweiten Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, Garde-Ulanen- und Grenadier-Regiment Kaiser Alexander. -

      Berlin: Dieterici 1817,. vi, 85 Seiten, goldgeprägter Ppbd. der Zeit in Halbbandmanier, 17 x 10 cm. "Die kirchlichen Feste, an welchen nachstehende Reden gehalten sind, haben den wichtigen Zweck, nicht nur das Andenken an die große[n] Begebenheiten unserer Zeit zu erhalten, sondern auch den Geist zu nähren und zu stärken, in welchem sie als ein göttliches Werk erscheinen, damit im Genusse der Ruhe und des Friedens die Kraft nicht nachlasse, welche Noth und Kampf so herrlich entwickelt hat" (Vorwort). - In den Bibliotheken des KVK nur über die Exemplare der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Halle und der BNU Straßburg nachweisbar (das Exemplar der Staatsbibliothek Berlin ging im zweiten Weltkrieg verloren). - Gering berieben und bestoßen, durchgehend etwas fleckig; ordentliches Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        "Bauern von Lenggries 1817". Drei Bauern in Tracht am Wirtshaustisch, durch die bleiverglasten Fenster fällt das Licht, auf dem Tisch drei Maßkrüge und die Brotzeit.

      . Kreidelithographie von Lorenz Quaglio, 1817, 26 x 21 cm.. Maillinger I, 2984; Winkler 642, 35. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. - Das ausdruckvolle Blatt mit schönem breiten Rand.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Tales of my Landlord. [First series]. Second series, Collected and Arranged by Jedediah Cleishbotham

      Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood; ...for Archibald Constable 1817-8. . Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood; ...for Archibald Constable 1817-8. . Two works in eight volumes (four volumes each), first series second edition, second series first edition, 12mo. Uniformly bound in contemporary green half morocco, marbled sides and edges, slight sunning of spines otherwise a handsome set. Todd & Bowden 98Ab & 122Aa.

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        Unterhaltung aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Säugetiere erster Teil. Dritte verbesserte Auflage.

      Wien,, Pichler, 1817 - 8°. Mit 63 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Gestochenes Titelblatt, XXXII, 632 S., Halblederband der Zeit mit färb. goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Einband etwas berieben. Vorsätze, Titel- und wenige Textseiten etwas stockfleckig. Die Kupfertafeln weitestgehend sauber und bestens erhalten. Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. de Band:

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        Voyage Pictoresque dans le bocage de la vendee,.

      "ou Vues de Clisson et de ses environs, Dessinees d'apres nature, et publiees par C.Thienon, peintre; Gravees a l'aqua tinta par Piringer.On y a joint une notice historique sur la ville et le chateau de Clisson. Paris, By P. Didot, laine, imprimeur du Roi. 1817. 2 vol. with 31 engr aquatint plts.".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat DE VRIES & DE VRIES]
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        PREMIER ET DEUXIEME VOYAGE DE JAMES COOK.

      PARIS (VE LEPETIT) 1817 - COOK, JAMES : PREMIER ET DEUXIEME VOYAGE DE JAMES COOK. PARIS (VE LEPETIT) 1817 8 TOMES RELIES EN 4 VOLS. IN-12°, RELIES DEMI BASANE EPOQUE, (13 X 9 CM). 1ER VOYAGE : 11FF-249PP, 2FF-245PP, 2FF-245PP, 2FF228PP AVEC 1 ATLAS RELIE DEMI-BASANE OBLONG (25 X 15 CM) DE 23 PLANCHES (DONT 4 SUR LA MEME PAGE) ET 1 CARTE DEPLIANTE. QUELQUES ROUSSEURS 2EME VOYAGE : PARIS (LEPETIT) 1817, 4FF-219PP, 2FF-216PP, 2FF-224PP, 2FF-208PP, QUELQUES ROUSSEURS. AVEC 1 ATLAS DE 27 PLANCHES (DONT 5 SUR LA MEME PAGE) ET 1 CARTE DEPLIANTE. 3EME VOYAGE : PARIS (LEPETIT) 1817, 4 TOMES RELIES EN 2 VOLS IN-12°, (13.5 X 9 CM), 7FF-XXIII PP-194PP, 2FF-240PP, 2FF-244PP, 1FF-254PP. RELIURE DIFFÉRENTE. SANS L&#146;ATLAS. PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L'ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dr. Martin Luther und seine Zeitgenossen. Dargestellt in einer Reihe karakterisirender Züge und Anekdoten. Zur würdigen Feyer des III ten Jahrhunderts der Reformation. Erster und zweiter Band (alles)

      Augsburg, Verlag August Baemer, 1817.. VIII, 339 Seiten mit einem Titelkupfer, 3 Kupfertafeln und 1 Handschriftenprobe sowie XXII, 268 Seiten mit einem Titelkupfer, 3 Kupfertafeln und 1 Handschriftenprobe. 19 cm, Halbledereinband der Zeit. auf dem Vorsatz ein 5 zeiliger handschriftlicher Eintrag von Johann Heinrich Voß. Es handelt sich um Strophe aus seinem Gedicht "Luthersinn". Unter der Strophe von Johann Heinrich Voß signiert.............................................Buchblock mit wenigen min. Bleistiftmarkierungen, sonst guter Zustand

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        Mignon Almanach auf das Jahr 1813. Wien, Jos. Riedl (1812). 17 x 28 mm. 14 gest. Bll., Goldschnitt, grüner OLdr. mit Deckelverg. in grünem OLdr.-Schuber mit Goldpr.

      . . Bondy 51 - Tissandier 16 - vgl. Lanck.-R. 195 (kennt erst die Jgg. ab 1817) - nicht bei Baumgärtel, Köhring u. Marwinski.- Der erste der Riedl'schen Miniatur-Almanache.- Titel verso mit Steuerstempel, einige Eselsohren, Schuber innen leicht eingerissen. Wohlerhalten.# Rare Viennese miniature almanac, first volume.- Engraved throughout with original gilt leather in orig. gilt slipcase.- Very nice copy

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        VOYAGE D?EGYPTE ET DE NUBIE. Traduit de l?anglais par MM HENRY et BRETON

      Paris (Lepetit) 1817 - NORDEN (Frederick ? Louis) : VOYAGE D?EGYPTE ET DE NUBIE. Traduit de l?anglais par MM HENRY et BRETON. Paris (Lepetit) 1817. 3 vols, relié en 1 In-12°, (13.5 x 9 cm), demi basane époque, dos orné. 4ff-159pp, 4ff-192pp, 4ff-205pp. Avec un Atlas In-8°, Oblong (a l?italienne), (25x15 cm), 2pp et 23 planches H.T. dont 1 carte dépliante gravée par TARDIEU. Edition dans la bibliothèque portative des voyages du célèbre voyageur DANOIS, NORDEN qui participa à une expédition sous la direction d?ESNEVAL. En remontant le Nil Norden tint un journal et dessina les monuments et des cartes. BON ETAT PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L'ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. Norden travels in Egypt 3 vol. text and an Atlas of 22 plates and a folding map. He travelled in Egypt under the direction of d?Esneval and while on the Nile copied monuments and sketc he maps. Bound half contemp calf. Good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de monogrammes, chiffres, lettres initiales et marques figurees sous lesquels les plus celebres peintres, dessinateurs, et graveurs ont designe leurs noms. 3 volumes.

      München, Zeller & Cotta, 1817-, 1834.. 4°, circa 25,8 x 22 cm. With together 6 engraved titles and 88 enraved plates Contemprary half-calf with gilt spine. Brunet I, 1289: "Ouvrage tres important". Rich documentation with many monogramms and signs. Volume 1 in the first complete edition, that was published in volume only. Here with the parts 2 and 3 of the "nouvelle edition", all three bound in the same style. - From the famous library of the counts Schoenborn with their label (red lion) on the front cover and engraved bookplate. - Minor browning or spotting, soemwhat rubbed but altogether nice.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Due lettere autografe firmate dat. del celebre bibliografo britannico autore di numerose significative opere commissionategli dal collezionista George John Spencer tra cui, Bibliotheca Spenceriana, Bibliomania, Bibliographical Antiquarian and Pictoresque tour in France and Germany. A. Kensington Jan. 27 1817, nella quale chiede al corrispondente di spedire per suo conto un volume. "to sendme, per post, Professor (...) account of the Homer which shall be returned with great care...". Una pagina in - 8. B. (s.d.). Prende accordi con l'insigne erudito e bibliofilo Tomaso De Ocheda (1757 - 1834) bibliotecario di Lord George John Spencer (1758 - 1834) a Londra, per permettergli di prendere visione di alcuni volumi della biblioteca spenceriana. "The books that Mr. D. perticulary wishes to see are 'The Moral proverbs of (...) - The Siege of Rhodes' - The golden Legende of 1493 - The Royal book - and volume of statutes...". Una pagina in - 8.

      

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Lim Antiqua s.a.s.]
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        Geschichte der Religion Jesu Christi.

      Carl Gerold, Wien / Simon Müller, Mainz / Franz Kirchheim, Mainz 1817-1864.. 53 in 55 Bänden und 4 Registerbände (zus. 59 Bände). 8°, Halbledereinbände der Zeit (3 Bände abweichend gebunden in marmorierten Pappbänden der Zeit),. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände berieben, Leder teils etwas brüchig / abfärbend, bei einigen Bänden Kapitale beschädigt / bestoßen, Papier altersbdingt gebräunt und braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten ordentlich erhaltene Reihe,

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        Chemische Grundsätze der Kunst Branntwein zu brennen: nach den neuesten Entdeckungen und Vervollkommnungen derselben theoretisch und praktisch dargestellt ; nebst einer Anweisung zur Fabrikation der wichtigsten Liqueure. 2 Bände. Neue verb. Auflage. Berlin, o.Vlg. 1827. XX. 511S.; VIII., 300S. mit 19 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. Rvg.

      - Ferchl 230 - Poggendorff I, 1082.- Standardwerk gegenüber der Erstausgabe v. 1817 um einen 2. Band u. 7 Kupfertafeln vermehrt.- Hermbstädt (1760-1833) war Apotheker u. Prof. der Chemie und Technologie an der Universität Berlin.- Die Tafeln mit Darstellungen der div. Geräte, Werkzeuge u. Anlagen.- Titel gestempelt, Leicht gebräunt od. stockleckig, Ebde. etw. berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Melincourt. By the author of Headlong Hall - In Three Volumes

      London: For T. Hookham Jun. and Co. Old Bond Street; and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row, 1817 - "ANTHELIA MELINCOURT, at the age of twenty-one, was mistress of herself and of ten thousand a year, and of a very ancient and venerable castle in one of the wildest valleys in Westmoreland." The opening line of Melincourt is indisputably a rejoinder to Austen's celebrated gambit in Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Peacock's sharpest satire of wealth, fortune-hunting, and politics, recounts the fortunes of the heiress and her social climbing friends, as well as the bon-vivant Sir Telegraph Paxarent, his philosophical friend Mr. Forester, and the career of Sir Oran Haut-ton - a "specimen of the natural and original man" and an orang- utan of high fashion, "heightened by a pair of enormous whiskers, and the folds of a vast cravat" - who is elected as one of the MPs for the venerable rotten borough of Onevote. A rare work that is almost invariably seen in worn half leather bindings, the present copy of Melincourt is in a nicely preserved near contemporary binding of dark green cloth, with printed spine labels (the publication date is too early by a few years for this to to be publisher's cloth), a very handsome triple-decker with good provenance. A note from Esther Potter to Marilyn Butler quotes Victor Schulderer of the British Museum who called Meyerstein (1889-1952) a "poet, novelist and musician outstandingly gifted and eccentric" First edition. 3 vols., 12mo. Half titles present, D6 a cancel. Dark blue green textured cloth over boards, printed paper spine labels (minor chipping), bottom edge slightly trimmed, others uncut. Fine. Sadleir 1957e; not in Wolff; Garside & Schöwerling 1817:46. Provenance: English scholar and collector E.H.W. Meyerstein (his monogram and date of acquisition, 1944, "from J.R.T. E-") ); bookseller and bibliographer Graham Pollard (1903-1976); given to Marilyn Butler (wife of his nephew David), author of Peacock Displayed (1976) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Five autograph letters to John Wilson Croker

      1817 - Correspondence with John Wilson Croker over the sudden death of his brother: five autograph letters signed ("Donoughmore"): 11pp. 8vo &c, Knocklofty, 15 August 1817 & undated. "From a sick bed, tho' in a state of progressive amendment for the last two days, it becomes my painful duty to communicate to you the accompanying detail [a medical report, not present] of the event of this day: which has, in a moment, & from apparent perfect health, deprived you of a Brother, & myself of an esteemed friend . . ." Walter Croker (1767-1817), Barrack-Master of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, was the elder half-brother of John Wilson Croker (1780-1857). The Times reported his death on 29 August: "Walter Croker, Esq. of Corrabella, county Tipperary, brother of John Wilson Croker, Esq. Secretary to the Admiralty. He was seized with an apoplectic fit, at his country seat, as he was preparing to get on horseback, on Thursday last, at two o'clock in the afternoon, and continued in the fit until four o&#146;clock the following morning, when he breathed his last. Mr. Croker had returned to Ireland only the preceding Saturday from London, where he had been some weeks on a visit to his brother." Lord Donoughmore is solicitous, efficient, circumspect. "Care was at once taken," he continues, "by a communication with the General of the District, to protect the public stores, for which poor Croker was responsible, against peculation, by any of his own inferior officers or agents. Being entirely unacquainted with the State of his personal affairs, I am enabled to form no estimate whatever, of the situations in which he may have left his Widow [née Margaret Nagle, married 1792] & his three children, respecting pecuniary matters. Nor Can I be aware, how far you might conceive it proper to suggest the son [John], as a fit person to be recommended, under all the circumstances of the case, to succeed to the Father's office, of one of the Barrackmasters of this County . . ." Nevertheless, he has taken it upon himself to "secure an opening" for such an application and is forwarding at the same time a copy of his letter to Mr Peel (the future prime minister; since 1812 Chief Secretary for Ireland). Richard Hely-Hutchinson (1756-1825, succeeded 1788 as second Baron Donoughmore, created 1797 Viscount Donoughmore, 1800 Earl of Donoughmore, 1821 Viscount Hutchinson), sometime joint Postmaster-General in Ireland and a generous spokesman for Irish Catholics, was appointed in Walter Croker's will joint trustee and guardian - with his brother - of the three children. Their correspondence on the topic is preserved at the William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor. Donoughmore's four other letters, all equally civil, relate to John Wilson Croker's immediate visit to Ireland, who he might like or need to or will see, &c. Rather than stay at Corrabella, why not make Knocklofty his "dining & sleeping place"? This would be "very satisfactory" to the Earl and his brother Lord Hutchinson (John, 1757-1832; created 1801 Baron Hutchinson).

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        Clarissa Harlowe

      28 - London - H. Hogg and Co., 1817. 28 - London - H. Hogg and Co., 1817 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two uniformly bound volumes containing Richardson&#39;s classic novel Clarissa. Comprised of two separate printings of the stereotype edition, the first volume dated 1817, and the second dated 1828. Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. It tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, and is the longest real novel in the English language. With engraved frontispiece to volume I. Foyle&#39;s bookseller&#39;s label to front pastedowns. Complete in two volumes(eight parts bound in two). Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally, rubbed, with wear to the extremities. Three joints starting, with backstrip of volume I lifting slightly. Internally, binding strained in places, with some pages working loose. Ink inscriptions to front pastedowns and front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some scattered instances of foxing throughout and some offsetting to the title page from the frontispiece. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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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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