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        Victoires, conquêtes, désastres, revers et guerres civiles des Français, de 1792 à 1815, par une Société de militaires et de gens de lettres, C.L.F. Panckoucke. París, 1817-1821.

      - 27 vol. demi-basane maroquinée à longs grains verte, dos lisse, titre et filets dorés. Complet des planches certaines sont doubles voire triples. Au total 1 gravure 17 pl. de fac similés et 171 cartes correspondantes au descriptif donné en tête de chaque volume.

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        An Inquiry into the Effect of Baptism, according to the Sense of Holy Scripture, and of the Church of England: In Answer to The Rev. Dr. Mant's Two Tracts on Regeneration and Conversion, circulated with the Last Annual Packet of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

      New York: James Eastburn and Co., 1817. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Religion) SCOTT, John. An Inquiry Into The Effect Of Baptism, According To The Sense Of Holy Scripture, And Of The Church Of England. New York: James Eastburn And Co., 1817. Decimo-sexto. Original Leather Binding. First Edition/First Printing. Scuffing to leather. Toning. FFEP has a few small places of paper loss. Back leather has some areas where leather is chipped away. Text block tight, hinges worn, but solid. Spine label 100% intact. Good Condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Problemi d'algebra e di geometria analitica sciolti. Tomo I°. Contenente 130 Problemi d'Algebra. Tomo II°. Contenente 80 Problemi di Geometria Analitica.

      Dai Tipi di Giovanni Bernardoni,, Milano, 1817 - 2 voll. in-4° (285x205mm), pp. (8), 232; 164, (3) di elenco degli associati all'opera, brossure originali con titolo calligrafato al tempo su tasselli in carta azzurra ai dorsi. Dedica a stampa all'abate Bartolommeo Ferrari, maestro dell'autore. 5 tavv. ripiegate incise su rame in fine del secondo vol. Fioriture usuali, abrasioni minime all'angolo superiore destro delle prime 50 pp. ca. del secondo vol. Bell'esemplare. Prima rara edizione. Il primo volume contiene 130 problemi algebrici, il secondo 80 problemi di geometria analitica. Il Rovida, abate barnabita nato a Milano nel 1785, fu Cavaliere dell'Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro, Regio Consigliere, professore di matematica nel milanese Liceo di Porta Nuova e Direttore del Collegio Imperiale di Milano. Poggendorff, II, 707. Manca al Riccardi.

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Three full signatures! Owner of about 60 slaves and a plantation in Alabama, Jackson buys <I>?a Boat of Capt. B. Cox?</I> which he will use to transport cotton and corn down the Tennessee River

      Autograph Document Signed ?Andrew Jackson? three times in text, one page, 7.5? x 2.5?. Meltons Bluff [Alabama], November 5, 1817. Lightly foxed, uneven left and lower edges. Darkly penned by Jackson. On laid paper. Fine condition.In full, ?Meltons Bluff Novbr 5th 1817. Then recd the sum of fifteen Dollars in full for a Boat of Capt. B. Cox, which Andrew Jackson Bought of said Capt Cox, and which the said Capt. Cox authorized me to receive from the said Andrew Jackson, I say recd by me from the said Andrew Jackson the date above.? The text is completely in the hand of Andrew Jackson. Signed ?Joseph Wyatt.? Docketed on verso:

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Liasse de documents manuscrits, [ 80 pages de formats divers, vers 1817-1825 ] dont un document de 4 pp. intitulé "Le Pourquoy de 1817, ou quelque chose en attendant mieux", relatif à l'affaire du faux dauphin Mathurin Bruneau : "Un personnage mistérieux a été arrêté à St Malô le 15 7bre 1815, parce qu'il se prétend être fils de Louis 16. S'il a dit la vérité, pourquoi le méconnaître ? Si c'est un imposteur, pourquoi ne le juge-t-on pas ?" . "Est-il vray qu'n présence de 30 cardinaux Pie VI l'ait sacré à Rome. Et que Madame Victoire ait été présente à cette cérémonie Auguste ? Est-il vray qu'il ait vû en Espagne Mde la duchesse doirière d'Orléans, et que cette noble personne se soit prosternée à ses pieds ? Est-il vray qu'ayant été envoyé p

      1817 - Autres documents: Révélation de la propre bouche de NSJC à Ste Elizabeth, Ste Brigitte, et Ste Mechtilde (3 pp.) - Lettre de l'éditeur des Oeuvres de Voltaire et de Jean Jacques Rousseau à Messr. les grands vicaires du Chapitre métropolitain de Paris (2 pp.) - Correspondance de M. le Marquis de Chabannes avec M. le comte de Blacas (1 cahier de 23 pp. extraits de la correspondance publiée à Londres en 1815) - [ Mémoire adressé au Roi dénonçant le Concordat ] (1 cahier de 32 pp.) - Prédictions tirées mot à mot du livre intitulé Mirabilis Liber (4 pp. in-4) - Prophétie de St Césaire Evêque d'Arles. Autre prophétie d'un St homme (2 pp.) - Sainte Lettre envoyée miraculeusement par NSJC (1 p.) - Fin de la Prophétie de St Césaire. Suite de la prophétie de (?) traduite par le Curé de Mouna Mounou (?) (4 pp.) - Chanson royaliste louant le retour du Lys (2 pp.) - Instructions ou devoirs d'un Père à ses Enfants (3 pp.) Très intéressant recueil de documents manuscrits, rédigés de la même main, durant la période 1817-1825. Tous ces manuscrits (le plus souvent des copies d'ouvrages, plus ou moins commentés), manifestent remarquablement l'étrange atmosphère régnant, au lendemain de la seconde Restauration, dans certains milieux ultra extrêmement attentifs à tous les prophétismes servant leur cause. Les nombreux faux-dauphins, parmi lesquels Mathurin Bruneau (qui mourra en prison en 1822), sauront profiter de leurs espoirs déçus. Prix du lot. Langue: Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        MAISONS DE CAMPAGNE DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS. Choix des plus remarquables maisons bourgeoises nouvellement construites aux alentours de Paris avec plans desineées d'après nature par. Ouvrage composé de cinquante planches.

      Monrocq Frères, Paris - 36x28, anteport, port. (mancha de húm. y óx), 50 láms grabs. (mancha de hum. margen dcho, no afecta grab, puntos de óx, pérdida de parte de las hojas de papel cebolla, lám. 34 suelta). Cartoné edit. bastante det. - La relación más completa de las casas de los alrededores de París de mediados del s.XIX es esta obra del grabador y acuarelista Victor Petit (1817-1874). Cada lámina presenta la fachada, muy pulcramente dibujada y grabada, y los planos de las plantas. s.f

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        Something to Look at or the Return of the Embassy.

      (Pubd. Octor. 1817 by J. Johnston), (1817), (London): - A caricature, unrecorded in the British Museum Catalogue, poking fun at the tradition of explorers bringing individuals and/or animals from their travels back to England, as did James Cook, bringing Omai from Tahiti. As usual, the caricature takes aim at politicians as sycophants and the waste of vast amounts of public money. It is not clear what the "Embassy" is in this case, but it could be the three Kandyan Wars which the British waged in Sri Lanka 1803-05, 1815 and 1817-18. The print depicts an ape with walking stick strolling arm in arm with a gentleman in top hat, tails and cane, together on a London street as a soldier gapes in astonishment at them. The gentleman is saying to the monkey, "Egad Friend it's very lucky I met with you!! but for you John Bull would have had nothing to look at for his 50 Thousand!! mind when you are introduced we have no such stupid ceremony as knocking off heads. Our courtiers kiss bottoms, attend to this & you'll be certain of a Seat or a Sinecure!" Below the image to left and right of title are a French proverb and a line from Shakespeare, "Nimble mischance that art so light of foot. Doth not thy Embassy belong to me". This is a quote from Richard II, Act III, Scene IV, 96-97. The print is recorded at the Library of Congress (see pictures item 2006681631) as follows: "This record contains unverified, old data from an unpublished P&P checklist, "British Political and Social Caricatures, 1655- 1832 . not in the published catalogs of the British Museum," compiled in 1968 (NC 1470.M4. Vol. 2). Not found in British Museum Catalogue (BMC)." Copper engraving with original hand color, 10 x 14" laid down on card stock. The title "Something to look at" is repeated in ink in a period hand below the impression mark. A couple of closed tears in margins, not affecting image, a little dusty but overall a good copy of an unusual image.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        ARMATA, A Fragment; Together with THE SECOND PART OF ARMATA

      London: John Murray 1817 - First edition of both parts, each an INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary full red morocco gilt. All edges gilt. A very good copy, the attractive binding with gilt borders and titles, skillfully repaired to the spine tips. Previous owner&#146;s bookplate to the reverse of the front free endpaper with some spotting and darkening to the margins of early pages. Volume one inscribed at the head of the title page "To Miss Emily Calcraft / with the author&#146;s best regards", an ink inscription "By Lord Erskine" partially scratched out from beneath the printed title. Two pages with emmendations in the margins. Volume two inscribed at the head of the title page "To Miss Emily Calcraft / from the author" and with notes to the margins of three pages. At the rear, over six pages in manuscript are an appendix and notes by the author. No appendix was printed in the first or second edition, and we have not seen a third edition but when comparing the manuscript with that of the Appendix published in the fourth edition there are minor mainly editorial differences. Scarce in first edition, rare in presentation state. The first work of science fiction by a Scottish author, Armata is also considered to be the first novel with a parallel (twin) Earth concept. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Tableau de la Campagne d&#146;Automne de 1813, en Allemagne, depuis la rupture de l&#146;Armistice jusu&#146;au passage du Rhin par l&#146;Armee francaise; Avec une Carte topographique des environs de Leipzig. Par un Officier russe.

      A Paris, Chez} Arthus Bertrand, libraire, rue Hautefeuille, no. 23; Magimel, Anselin et Pochard, libraries, rue Dauphine. 1817. [With a Map of Leipzig & Four Folding Tables] - Size of binding: 5 in. x 8 in., half-title with publisher&#146;s/printer&#146;s ad on reverse (De l&#146;Imprimerie de Poulet, quai des Augustins, no. 9); titlepage with military-themed woodcut device; Preface (pp. [i]-xi), one page Avertisement (notes for using the map); folding map of Leipzig & Environs (Lithographie par Darmet/Impe' Lithographie par Engelmann); [4] pp. of Legende du Plan (notes on arrangement of forces on map); pp. [1]-200; follwed by four folding plates/tables(organization, plans of battle, etc). Bound in tan & brown paste-paper covered boards with light brown leather title label on spine, with gilt-stamped title, reading: CAMPAGNE DE 1813 EN ALLEMA, with gilt borders and three gilt lines across spine. The spine shows a 2 inch section of the paste-paper chipped away, wear to spine ends, wear to cover corners, edges; some age-related tan spotting to endpapers, plates, page margins, some ink spots in a few page margins. Name in ink at top of the titlepage: G. Aipely (?). The map shows two brown stains in the bottom edge, a 4 inch horizontal split along the left-hand first horizontal fold, and 1 inch split to one of the lower vertical folds; the first of the four plates shows a 3 inch tear to the central left-hand blank margin; some tanning to the edges of all the plates. Copy in an early binding. The scan shows the spine & front cover. (French text). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage to Pitcairn's Island; Including an Interesting Sketch of the Present State of the Brazils and of Spanish South America

      Law & Whittaker, London 1817 - [12]+180 pages with 16 etchings on 12 plates (including the frontispiece), two of them folding. Octavo (8¼" x 5") period half calf with marbled boards, spine tooled in blind, morocco label. (Hill, Pacific Voyages, p.274 describing the first edition) Second Edition. After reconnoitering Brazil, the Briton was ordered to the Pacific in search of the American frigate Essex, then threatening British whalers in those waters. Hill calls this "A very interesting narrative including some curious details regarding the mutiny of the Bounty, and the meeting with the last survivor, John Adams, when the ship called at Pitcairn Island." He also notes information regarding Captain David Porter, of the Essex, and his proceedings in the Marquesas. This second edition was published the same year as the first, which came out of Taunton, Somersetshire, England. When the Briton, accompanied by the Tagus, visited Pitcairn on September 17, 1814, Shilliber did not go ashore, but he interviewed the young men who came out to the ship. Among them was Thursday October Christian, Fletcher Christian&#146;s first born son, and Shilliber drew a sketch of him, the only one known to exist. Below the sketch he wrote "Friday October Christian." Condition: Some rubbing and wear to the covers, spine foot chipped; some foxing and darkening to the contents, small wormholes in lower margins, 1 folding plate with 4" crease tear, back hinge beginning else very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Algiers: being a Complete Picture of the Barbary States; their Government, Laws, Religion, and Natural Productions; And containing a Sketch of their various Revolutions.

      Edwards, London 1817 - Algiers: being a Complete Picture of the Barbary States; their Government, Laws, Religion, and Natural Productions; And containing a Sketch of their various Revolutions, A description of the Domestic Manners and Customs of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks; An Account of the four Great Capitals of Algiers, Tripoli, Tunis and Morocco, and A Narrative of the various Attacks upon Algiers, by the European States; Including a faithful Detail of the late glorious Victory of lord Exmouth. Modern paper covered boards, paper labelled spine, pp. iv, 2, 411. New endpapers, some limited browning, mainly to preliminary and trailing pages, a 4 cm closed tear in the margin of page 309, small part of upper corner of page 329 torn off without loss of text, lower corner of page 333 creased, 2 cm closed tear in bottom margin of page 347, tear in upper inner margin of pages 365 and 391, 6 cm closed tear in upper part of page 403, upper part of page 405 creased with a closed tear, 1 cm closed tear in the margin of one plate, the margin of another plate lightly creased and a remark by pencil in the margin of yet another plate. Printed title page within woodcut border, 9 plates coloured by hand plus a folding map, coloured by hand as well. Though the title refers to Algeria, the other North-African states are dealt with as well. Jackson describes the culture of the various people of northern Africa; the many aspects of their customs and manners including details of daily life, the way they dress, their history, religion, etc. Abbey Travel 300. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Natuurbeschouwingen voornamelijk in het rijk der dieren ingerigt tot een aangenaam en leerzaam leesgeschenk voor de aankomende jeugd.

      . Amsterdam, C. L. Schleijer, 1817. 8vo. viii, 142, [ii] pp., eight hand coloured copper-engraved plates of which three larger, folded. Contemporary blind marbled paper boards. Edges dyed yellow.* Ver rare work on natural history, with hand-coloured plates of gaudy birds (five plates, including three large, folded), butterflies (two) and Orthoptera and Odonata (one). The text is presented as a dialogue between a teacher and a pupil, and is takes place in the small town of Muiderberg near Amsterdam. Perhaps this is a clue as to the identity of the author. The scientific basis is formed by the works of Houttuyn and Martinet. The last two pages contain a list of other works published by Schleijer. Boards rather rubbed, especially at the joints and corners. Small old paper repair to one folded plate, bookplate of former owner (an entomologist) on front paste-down. Text pages and plates clean. A very good copy. The work is reviewed in the Vaderlandsche Letteroefeningen, 1817. There is little documentation on this book, and there is only one auction record in the last 35 years from Sotheby's 1984, noting: "couldn't find this". Neither in Landwehr, nor in Nissen; not in the Osborne collection of early children's books..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        Observations on the analogy which subsists between the calculus of functions and other branches of analysis

      London: Bulmer, 1817. Babbage, Charles. Observations on the analogy which subsists between the calculus of functions and the other branches of analysis. Prepublication offprint from Philosophical Transactions 107 (1817). London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1817. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards. 22pp. 265 x 208 mm. Fine. <p>A continuation of Babbage&#39;s work on the calculus of functions, demonstrating "some of his thought processes and inspiration for his creativity in the calculus of functions" (Dubbey 1978, 76). This is a prepublication printing, with its own pagination and the notice on the verso of the title. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 7. Origins of Cyberspace 21.</p>

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      F.C. and J. Rivington, et al, London 1817 - TWO VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. All edges gilt. Covers bordered in gilt fillets and floral designs, central gilt chain rectangle with florets at each corner. Panelled spines with elaborate gilt designs and red leather labels. Spines have been professionally restored, hinges reinforced. Dark green endpapers, likely replaced at some time in the past. Presented together with: PARADISE REGAINED, WITH SELECT NOTES SUBJOINED; TO WHICH IS ADDED, A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF HIS MISCELLANEOUS POEMS. "PARADISE LOST" contains a portrait frontispiece and lovely vignette title-page, as well as a vignette tail piece at the conclusion, and a full-page engraving of Adam and Eve. "PARADISE REGAINED" has an engraved frontispiece and a single full-page plate of Samson and Delilah at p.130. Plates are moderately foxed, with some peripheral water-staining. Text is exceptionally fresh. A mellow, kindly restored duet in a contemporary binding. 384-432pp. Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Memoirs of the Life of Anthony Benezet

      Philadelphia: Published by James P. Parke / Merritt, Printer. 1817. First. First edition. 12mo. [8], 136pp. Lacking the front board and frontispiece, rear board detached but present, pages toned but uncut, wear along the spine, good plus. Housed in a half morocco clamshell case. A marvelous association copy, Inscribed by the author on the title page: "Prince Saunders with the Author&#39;s respects." The Library Company of Philadelphia has six works by Prince Saunders, some inscribed by him to Philadelphia abolitionists, but we have not found a single copy of any book presented to him or known to have been in his library. Born in New England, Saunders was a African-American scholar who went to England. There he met William Wilberforce, who encouraged him to go to Haiti. Saunders became the confidant of Haitian Emperor Christophe, and wrote The Haytian Papers. The following year he came to Philadelphia, where he met several anti-slavery leaders including Roberts Vaux, a noted Philadelphia-born jurist and abolitionist. "Polished and witty, he became a confidant of Christophe, vaccinated his children, and was entrusted by him with an embassy to England. Saunders was impressed with the black king and his black kingdom. To express this feeling he edited the Haytian Papers, a translation and commentary of the Code Henri... In 1818 Saunders came to Philadelphia ... and made the acquaintance of the Philadelphia anti-slavery leaders. One of the most important of these was William Rawle ... Another was Roberts Vaux, a tireless Quaker man-of-good-works, to whom Saunders wrote..." LCP, Negro History 1553-1903 #74 (being an 1822 ALS to Vaux). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Carte topographique, minéralogique et statistique de la France réduite de celle de Cassini, à l'échelle de 1/388800 (1 lig. pr. 450t). Rectifiée d'après les nouvelles Observations astronomiques, les levés du Cadastre., les Travaux des Ponts-et-Chaussées, des Mines &c. Dressées et dessinée par Alexis Donnet. Gravées par R. Wahl, Dandeleux et Malo. La lettre gravée par A. Peliciers.

      - Paris, chez Hyacinthe Langlois, 1817. Engraved map, comprising the 'Tableau d'Assemblage' sheet and 24 numbered sheet (25 sheet in all), with borders hand-coloured and roads highlighted in red and orange. Dissected and mounted on 25 folding linen sheets, vellum pull tags lettered and numbered in pen. Contained in 2 contemporary French green quarter-morocco gilt cases. A beautiful preserved copy. Alexis Donnet likewise is the author of a large map of Paris and environment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Antoine-Augustin Renouard, Paris 1817 - Paris: Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1817. Hardcover. Good +. 12 vol set, the complete works. Text in French. Each volume approx 450 pgs. 5 x 8 in. Half polished brown calf with marbled paper boards. Six squared raised bands, leather labels, gilt decoration and lettering on spines. Marble endpapers. Condition of the books is GOOD+ ; spines are worn, lettering very faded, ends of spines worn, one Vol has tears to top and bottom of spine. Boards are clean but slightly faded and worn. Text has light foxing, bindings very solid, no cracked hinges. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Boston: Printed by E.G. House, for the Author, . 1817 - 598,[1]pp. plus two engraved plates (including frontispiece portrait) and engraved folding map. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked in matching style in modern calf, spine gilt. Boards scuffed and worn, especially at extremities. Light foxing throughout, faint dampstain in lower gutter throughout the text, most pronounced in the first half. Overall, good. One of the major printed accounts of world voyages for its time, and the source book for Melville's BENITO CERINO. Delano recounts his travels between 1790 and 1810, encompassing visits to the Palau, Hawaiian, and Galapagos islands; Manila, Canton, and Macao; New Guinea, Australia, and the East Indies; and Chile and Peru. Includes detailed accounts of whaling and seal hunting, observations of the inhabitants indigenous to Delano's stopping points, etc. HOWES D233. SABIN 19349. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 40635. HILL 463. RICH, pp.92-93. FORBES HAWAII 463. NAYLOR 64.

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      London: R. Ackermann, 1817. First Edition. leather. Leaves a bit dust-soiled along edges, occasional very light scattered soiling to leaves and plates. Rubbing to the front joint of this attractive binding, covers firm. Near Fine. Large octavo (9" x 10") in late nineteenth-century full olive morocco by Riviere, covers and spine tooled in compartments with gilt floral ornaments, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, burgundy endpapers. The First Rowlandson Edition with 24 lovely hand-colored aquatints by the artist. Complete with the Introduction leaf, the Advertisement leaf, and the two Memoir leaves. Prideaux, page 138. Tooley, 436.

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        Lettres inédites de Fénelon pour servir à deux passages de son histoire par M. De Bausset, publiées d'après les manuscrits de la bibliothèque de Grenoble.

      Paris, Goujon, Libraire de LL.AA.RR Madame la Duchesse de Berry et Madame la Duchesse d'Orléans, 1817 - In-8, 44 p. Inscription manuscrite offert à Désiré Rochette.- (RAOUL-ROCHETTE (Désiré-Raoul Rochette dit)) Archéologue français.Reliure plein maroquin rouge signée Clauss, dos à nerfs, titre doré sur le dos. La première lettre est relative au livre des maximes des Saints. Fénelon s'y déclare disposé à condamner très simplement ce livre, s'il est condamné par le pape ; mais il se plaint du tour que l'on donne à ses lettres et à ses paroles. "Je suis, écrit-il [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        VICTOIRES , CONQUETES , DESASTRES , REVERS ET GUERRES CIVILES DES FRANCAIS de 1792 à 1815 . Edition ORIGINALE complete en 29 VOLUMES , dont les 150 Portraits de Maréchaux & de Généraux ( Tomes 28 & 29 )

      - Paris . PANCKOUCKE . 1817 - 1821 . Edition originale . 29 volumes reliés . cartonnage caramel orné à froid , dos lisses à pieces de titre & tomaison , 13,5 x 21,3 cm , NON ROGNÈS . 250 à 450 pages par volumes . Tome 1 à 24 : Histoire ornées DE 171 PLANS ET GRAVURES en simple , double ou triple pages ( une en supplément ) . Tomes 25 & 26 ; Errata et biographie générale . Tome 27 , fac similés et oeuvres diverses . Tomes 28 et 29 : 150 PORTRAITS DE MARECHAUX et GENERAUX avec une biographie .( Ces deux volumes manquent généralement . ) . Petits defauts de reliure ou petits manques aux pieces de titre , sinon parfait ensemble complet . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      C. L. F. Panckoucke 1817 - 1822, Paris - Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1817 - 1822. Hardcover. Very Good. 26 Vol &#150; missing Vols 15 and 25. 5 x 8 3/4 in. Brown quarter calf with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Faux wood grain paper boards. 158 engraved maps, many of them fold-out. Text in French. Condition of books is VERY GOOD; Wear and scuffing to corners and edges. Spine leather has fine crackling. Covers are faded &#150; darker along an inch or more closest to spine. Some foxing, water stains throughout, but maps are almost all very clean. Corners very worn. Vols, 21, Small David B. Ogden bookplate on front pastedown, text very clean. Top edge of text block darkened. Bindings sound. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - 35 pp.+1 estado plegado con la Noticia del estado actual de las Misiones de RR. PP. Capuchinos Catalanes en la provincia de Guayana que en virtud de su Ordenanza décima de América presenta el Prefecto de ellas. Muy buen ejemplar con todas sus barbas. Enc. en holandesa. 23x16,5. En la imprenta de Felipe Tolosa. Vich, s/f (ca. 1818). El suceso se enmarca en la independencia de Venezuela, al referir el martirio de los monjes capuchinos en Guayana por las fuerzas revolucionarias. Ejemplar raro y poco frecuente en comercio; en él se hace una descripción exhaustiva del asesinato de los misioneros capuchinos en Guayana que tuvo para la Comunidad la consideración de martirio. A principios de 1817 Simón Bolívar entró en Guayana, uno de los principales centros de oposición realista a la República de Venezuela, y en el verano había logrado expulsar a las fuerzas realistas. Este impreso ofrece un relato de primera mano de la persecución y ejecución de los treinta padres capuchinos que habían jugado un papel importante en el fomento de la resistencia a los revolucionarios. El suceso destruyó una comunidad próspera indígena fundada por la Orden en la región. Palau, ref. 362676. CATALUÑA AMÉRICA LIBROS ANTIGUOS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1817. Paperback. Good. MOZART, W. A. IL DON GIOVANNI; DRAMMA, IN DUE ATTI. DON JUAN; A GRAND OPERA, IN TWO ACTS: REPRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LONDON, AT THE KING&#39;S THEATRE, IN THE HAYMARKET, APRIL, 1817. London: W. Winchester & Son, 1817. viii + [2] + 104 pp. 12mo., sewn wrappers, front wrapper blank with handwritten description of contents, dated April 1817. Light soil and age toning to wrappers, corners somewhat dog-eared. Includes Preface. A few nicked page edges, else in remarkably good condition. Libretto only. Dual language, with Italian on verso, and English translation on facing recto.

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        Panorama D'Angleterre, ou Ephémérides Anglaises, Politiques et Littéraires

      au Bureau du Panorma; chez Plancer; et chez tous les Libraires des départemens, Paris, 1817-1818 - Vol.1 with engraved frontispiece portrait of Mistress Siddons, double-page engraved musical score, hand-coloured plate of "Modes Anglaise" and folding hand-coloured plate of "Ordre des Chevaliers de la Bombe". Vol.2 with double-page engraved musical score as frontispiece. Two volumes. 8vo. [213 x 133 x 75 mm]. [1]f, iv, 332 pp; [1]f, 260, 273-348, [3] pp. Uncut and partly unopened. bound with the original printed pink front wrappers in modern boards with printed labels. A little light damp-staining at the front of vol.2, but a very good copy. Vol.1 is dated Juillet 1817 and vol.2 Janvier 1818. The work appears to be very rare: there is a copy in the Bibliothèque Nationale and OCLC lists one at Minnesota. It is not in the British Library or the Bodleain catalogues. The work is full of information and observation, and pokes some fun at the English. The hand-coloured folding plate is of a scatalogical nature.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      TH. DESOER 1817 - 24 volumes, manque le tome 25 qui contient la table analytique, théâtre, poésie, histoire générale, histoire particulière, philosophie, dictionnaire philosophique, littérature, correspondance générale, correspondance particulière, in-8 ~10 000 p rousseurs, défauts au dos, un peu jauni, petits défauts, usage [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chambre des Pairs de France. Session de 1816 / Chambre des Députés. Discours sur l'aliénation des bois de l'Etat.

      Paris, Imprimerie de P. Didot l'aîné / Hacquart 1817 - 45 pièces en un fort vol. in-8. demi-basane, dos lisse orné filets, dents-de-rat et fleurs de lis dorés, pièce de titre orangée, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Très important recueil cohérent sur la session parlementaire de 1817. C'est la pièce de titre d'époque qui, curieusement, met exclusivement l'accent du recueil sur la question des bois de l'Etat, mais seulement quelques interventions sont relatives à ce problème et en fait les différentes pièces portent sur l'intégralité de la discussion de la loi de finances de 1817 (III et XXXV, annexe sur les douanes), tant devant la Chambre des Pairs que devant la Chambre des Députés : [CHAMBRE DES PAIRS] I. DESSOLLES (Jean-Joseph) : Séance du jeudi 20 mars 1817. Rapport fait à la Chambre au nom d'une commission spéciale chargée de l'examen du projet de loi de finances (60 pp.). - II. [CLARKE (Henri-Jacques-Guillaume) :] Discours du ministre de la Guerre, en réponse aux principales objections qui ont été faites contre le budget de son département (32 pp.). - III. Séance du samedi 8 mars 1817. Projet de loi sur les finances, adopté par la Chambre des Députés le 6 mars 1817 (96 pp.). - IV. DESSOLLES : Séance du lundi 24 mars 1817. Résumé sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (7 pp.). - V. GARNIER (Germain) : Séance du mardi 25 mars 1817. Rapport fait à la Chambre, au nom d'une commission spéciale chargée de l'examen du projet de loi relatif aux douanes (15 pp.). - VI. CHATEAUBRIAND (François-Auguste de) : Séance du vendredi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (42 pp.). - VII. SAINT-AIGNAN (Charles-Paul-François de Beauvilliers, duc de) : Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Opinion contre le titre XI du projet de loi sur les finances (26 pp.). - VIII. BRISSAC (Augustin-Marie-Paul-Pétronille-Timoléon de Cossé, duc de) : Séance du jeudi 20 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (47 pp.). - IX. SABRAN (Elzéar-Louis-Zosime de) : Séance du lundi 24 mars 1817. Opinion sur le titre XI de la loi de finances (10 pp.). - X. LAPLACE (Pierre-Simon de) : Séance du vendredi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (7 pp.). - XI. MONTMORENCY (Mathieu-Jean-Félicité de) : Séance du vendredi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (19 pp.). - XII. MARMONT (Auguste-Frédéric-Louis Viesse de) : Séance du jeudi 20 mars 1817. Opinion du Duc de Raguse sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (74 pp., avec 13 tableaux hors-texte). - XIII. [PASQUIER (Etienne-Denis) :] Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Discours du Garde des Sceaux en réponse aux objections faites contre la loi de finances (19 pp.). - XIV. TABARIE (Michel-Marie-Etienne-Victor) : Séance du lundi 24 mars 1817. Discours en réponse aux objections faites contre le budget de ce département [la Guerre] (31 pp.). - XV. FITZ-JAMES (Edouard de) : Séance du vendredi 21 février 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (26 pp.). - XVI. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-DOUDEAUVILLE (Ambroise-Polycarpe de) : Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi des finances (27 pp.). - XVII. RAIGECOURT (Anne-Antoine-Bernard Gournay de) : Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (19 pp.). - XVIII. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-LIANCOURT (François-Alexandre-Frédéric de) : Séance du lundi 24 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (26 pp.). - XIX. POLIGNAC (Jules de) : Séance du samedi 22 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (11 pp.). - XX. LA VAUGUYON (Paul-François de Quélen de Stuer de Caussade, duc de) : Séance du vendrdi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif aux finances (30 pp.). - XXI. ROUGE (Louis-Victurnien de) : Séance du vendredi 21 mars 1817. Opinion sur le projet de loi relatif à la loi de finances (12 pp.). -XXII. ROSANBO (Jean-Marie-Louis Le Pelletier de) : Séance du s [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Engravings, Illustrative of Don Quixote, from pictures by Robert Smirke

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1817 - Smirke's delightful plates were issued by Cadell and Fields in a four- volume quarto edition of 1818 (CERVANTES, MIQUEL DE) The earliest state of the plates, one of a few copies thus issued, for the publisher's edition of 1818. Folio (album). [2] leaves (Title, plus Table of plates) + 74 plates (26 vignettes and 48 illustrations) after drawings by Robert Smirke, engraved by E. Engleheart, R. Goldiing, A. Raimbach, J. Scott, C. Warren, J. Mitan, Finden, C. Armstrong, et. al. PROOFS BEFORE LETTERS ON INDIA PAPER signed and dated in the print, mounted to folio sheets. (One plate, No. 11, is duplicated). Bound in later brown half morocco and marbled boards. First two leaves (Title and Table) show smalll, neat repairs at lower edge. Beautifully mounted and elegantly bound collection of these plates, in a perfect state of preservation. Rare. Ashbee, An Iconography of Don Quixote, #119 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Two full signatures! Owner of about 60 slaves and a cotton plantation in Alabama, Jackson buys a <I>?plank of a Boat?</I> which he will use for a house for his cotton gin given to the Cherokee by the U.S. government when they owned the land ten years earlier

      Autograph Document Signed ?Andrew Jackson? two times in text, one page, 7.5? x 2.5?. [Melton?s Bluff, Alabama], November 5, 1817. Lightly foxed, ink spots. Nick at top edge, uneven right and lower edges. Darkly penned by Jackson. On laid paper. Fine condition.In full, ?November 5th 1817. Then recd of Andrew Jackson twenty dollars in full for the plank of a Boat, Bought by Andrew Jackson from Richard Gunn, & claimed by Simeon & Janus.? Signed ?Saml. Scott & Co.? The text is completely in the hand of Andrew Jackson. Docketed by Jackson on verso ?Recpt for money / paid for plank / for gin house / Meltons Bluff.?Tensions in the South between the frontier settlers and the Creek Indians began in Revolutionary times. The Continental Congress received numerous reports on skirmishes between settlers and the Creeks. On August 30,1813, Creek Indians massacred several hundred pioneers at Fort Mims, near Tensaw, in south Alabama, Mississippi Territory. Col. Andrew Jackso

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      Libraire Rue Hautefeville, Paris 1817 - French Language; B/ W engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; iii, 164 [2]; 263 [3] pages; La volie Re de la jeunesse, ou Cours complet d'e Tude sur l'histoire naturelle des oiseaux . Suivi d'un traite Sur l'art de les empailler. Tall 12mo, contemp. Gilt-paneled speckled calf, spines richly gilt, morocco spine labels; worn & desiccated. With 64 folding engraved plates of birds [as called for], in G/VG condition. Occasional minor dampstaining. French language text. Complete. Contents good. French Language text. WorldCat locates only 1 copy. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lycée, ou Cours de Littérature ancienne et moderne / Par J. F. Laharpe. - Nouvelle édition, augmentée et compléte. Tome Premier [.& Tome Seizième] (16 vol.)

      Paris : Et. Ledoux et Tenré 1817 - ~ 16 vol. ~ Pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisse orné, titre et tomes dorés sur pièces de tomaisons rouges et bleus, filet doré courant sur les coupes ~ 1: XXXV+354p; 2: 2f+453p; 3: 2f+339p; 4: 2f+421p; 5: 2f+394p+1f; 6: 2f+412p; 7: 2f+408p; 8: 2f+416p; 9: 2f+414p+1f; 10: 2f+426p; 11: 2f+483p; 12: 2f+418p+1f; 13: 2f+561p; 14: 2f+398p+1f; 15: 2f+342p+1f; 16: 2f+399p ~ 14x9x39cm. ~ Léger manque de cuir et déchirures dans qq. dos et plats, l'intérieur bon état. Un bel ensemble ~ Heavy item, circa 3.5 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering) / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des campagnes d'Italie en 1813 et 1814

      Egerton and Booth,, A Londres, 1817 - Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 26, pp. (4) 228 (4); (2) + 7 tavole incise in rame e più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello in marocchino bicolore. Tagli colorati, dentelles e sguardie marmorizzate. Opera non comune e molto documentata sulle campagne del 1813 e 1814 che videro Lombardia, Veneto e Friuli teatro di massicce operazioni militari. La trattazione storica è basata su materiali autentici forniti dallo Stato Maggiore dell'esercito italiano. Esemplare freschissimo ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, impreziosito da una legatura da grande collezione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two of the Succession or St. Fenoli [i.e. Féréol] Falls / St. Anne&#39;s River

      Philip John Bainbrigge (1817-1881), son of General Sir Philip Bainbrigge (1786-1862), was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on January 16, 1817. He entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in 1830 and graduated in 1833. He travelled widely in Upper and Lower Canada and the Maritimes, reporting on fortifications and other defensive measures. He was assigned special survey duty concerning the Maine-New Brunswick boundary dispute and was acting as adjutant from 1841 until his return to England on August 4, 1842. "Like many British officer-painters, Bainbrigge received his artistic training at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. There, he was instructed in the proper use of perspective and in the handling of light and shade, and he employed these techniques with an ease and spontaneity well-suited to the principles of landscape painting. His rather individual style, while in accordance with the artistic trends of the time, resulted in watercolours that are quite distinctive. A thematic analysis of Bainbrigge&#39;s work reveals a definite predilection for depicting rural landscapes - either in summer or winter - into which he would work whatever section of the city he could see from his vantage point. His palette thus consisted of a range of natural colours, such as browns, reds and dark greens, which he applied in varying degrees of thickness." (C. Graham) Cf. Conrad Graham, Mont Royalville Marie: Early Plans and Views of Montreal, McCord Museum of Canadian History, p.103. Watercolour with traces of pencil and scratching out, inscribed in pencil as above, and in ink &#39;Given to me by Lt. Bainbrigge Royal Engineers Quebec 6th Feby 1837&#39;.

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        Neuester Strom der Zeiten oder bildliche Darstellung der Weltgeschichte von den aeltesten Zeiten bis zum Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts.

      Wien, Geistinger, 1817. - Kolorierter Kupferstich von 3 Platten. 1332:718 mm, zeitgenössisch auf Leinen aufgezogen und auf zwei schwarzlackierte hölzerne Rundstäbe montiert. Etwas spätere Ausgabe, "fortgesetzt bis zum Jahr 1816 von E. Th. Hohler". Der Historiker und Pädagoge Friedrich Strass (1766-1845) lehrte viele Jahre am Kloster Berge bei Magdeburg. "Eine große Verbreitung erfuhr sein 'Strom der Zeiten', eine historische Uebersichtskarte, die sogar den Beifall des Auslandes fand [.] Die zweite Auflage, bis zum Pariser Frieden reichend, erschien 1813" (ADB). Hier fortgesetzt vom Bibliothekar Emmerich Thomas Hohler (1781-1846), der 1809-25 als Erzieher im Hause Jost Fst. Schwarzenbergs wirkte und "im Rahmen einer vielseitigen schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit [.] auch Schulausgaben lateinischer Klassiker" veröffentlichte (Czeike III, 248); 1829 trat er der Zensurstelle bei. - Papierbedingt gebräunt; einige Randeinrisse und Fleck von altem Klebeband. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar in reizvoller Montage des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Seemann (Geistinger) 521. Vgl. ADB 36, 499. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Agostinheida, poema heroi-cómico em 9 cantos.

      London, W. Flint, 1817. - vii, 182 pp. 12°, contemporary green quarter morocco over marbled boards (wear to corners, joints), flat spine gilt, text-block edges sprinkled green. Light browning. Overall in very good condition. Author's name and date of death written in blank portion of title page in a later hand. ---- FIRST EDITION. The mock hero of this poem is the author's enemy, José Agostinho de Macedo. It is one of the most violent attacks on this controversial clergyman. It appeared again in Lisbon, 1833 (an edition that Innocêncio deemed far inferior to the first), and in Lisbon, 1876, with he author's name on the title page for the first time.Macedo (1761-1831) was a prolific writer of prose and verse, best known for his pamphleteering: "Ponderous and angry like a lesser Samuel Johnson, he bullies and crushes his opponents in the raciest vernacular . . . his idiomatic and vigorous prose will always be read with pleasure" (Bell @Portuguese Literature p. 282). He became a secular priest after his expulsion from the Augustinian Order for, among other misdemeanors, the systematic theft of books. Macedo was a champion of law and order to the point of being a reactionary, and at the end of his life was a staunch friend and defender of D. Miguel. He is also known for his arrogance in literary matters: he believed that Homer's poems, which he had never read in the original, were worthless, and that his epic @Gama, 1811 (reworked and published as @O Oriente, 1814), could have taught Camões how @Os Lusiadas should have been written.Pato Moniz, an intimate friend and literary disciple of Bocage, can be considered a transitional figure between @arcadismo and romanticism. Born near the Arco do Cego in Lisbon in 1781, the son of a minor nobleman, he eventually sold his inheritance, and lived by his pen, writing for the theater and editing political and literary newspapers. After the establishment of freedom of the press in Portugal in 1820 he wrote the first political newspaper, @Portuguez constitucional, which began in September that year and continued on a daily basis for more than two years, with the exception of interruptions when the author was employed editing the @Diário das Côrtes. He was elected from Setúbal to the Côrtes of 1822?1823. Advocating ever more radical measures, immediately following the Villa?franca coup he was sent South of the Tejo and then deported to the Ilha do Fogo in Cabo Verde, where he is said to have died under harsh conditions, probably in 1827.---- Innocêncio VI, 307. Bell, @Portuguese Literature p. 187. This first edition not in Palha; see 1016 for the second edition, Lisbon 1833, which Innocêncio deemed vastly inferior to the original. See also Álvaro Manuel Machado in @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 320; the same author in @Biblos, III, 873; @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, I, 611-2. NUC: DLC, MiU, MH. OCLC: 561870308 (British Library); 490953452 (Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle); 23545052 (University of California-Los Angeles, University of Kansas, Tulane University, Harvard College Library, University of Michigan, Washington University-St. Louis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library-University of Toronto, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen). Porbase locates five copies at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and one at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa-Bibloteca João Paulo II. Copac repeats British Library and adds Oxford University. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tableau du Royaume de Caboul, et de ses dépendances dans la Perse, la Tartarie et l'Inde offrant les moeurs, usages et costumes de cet empire

      Nepveu,, Paris, 1817 - Tre volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. xliv, 189 (3); (4) 222 (2); (4) 223 (1). Con 14 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Esemplare con qualche fioritura ed arrossatura sparsa, ma complessivamente genuino e ben conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Briefe über den Kaukasus und Georgien, nebst angehängtem Reisebericht über Persien vom Jahre 1812 und Uebersicht der Geschichte Persiens seit Nadir Schah. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Heinrich von Struve. Mit 4 Vignetten und 2 Charten.

      Hamburg, Perthes und Besser, 1817. - FL3545 8°. 1 Bl. Titel, VI S., 1 Bl., 329 S., 1 Bl. Schwarz marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild sowie Allseitenrotschnitt. Der Einband etwas berieben mit ca. 5x8 cm Fehlstelle im Bezugspapier auf hinterem Deckel und ca.2x4 cm am Buchrücken unten. Vorliegend ein Ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar mit Kopierstiftsignaturen und Stempel ausschließlich auf Vorsatz und Titel. Im Innenbereich durchgehend zumeist nur wenig finger- oder stockfleckig. Mit den beiden Karten, von denen die "Charte vom Caucasus, von Georgien, und einem Theil Persiens" colorirt und vielfach gefaltet ist (ein hinterlegter Randeinriß). Insgesamt durchaus gutes Expl. 530

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        The Task Fore-Edge Painting of Confederate Horse Artillery Lieutenant

      C. Whittingham, Printed for John Sharpe, London 1817 - Light scuffing to spine, corners rubbed, blue pastedowns and ffep slightly foxed, minor foxing throughout. Pages facing engravings at beginning of each chapter show transfer. Gilt decorations on spine and leather boards bright. Overall a very attactive copy. Former owner's name in beautiful script on ffep dated 1820.; Engravings; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 220 pages; While it is common for the paintings on fore-edge painted books to be done some time after publication, and to have little or no relationship to the book, this is still an unusual example. The book was published in 1817, a reprint of Cowper's 1785 6000 line poem in free verse. Taken by itself, this is a very nice edition, with engravings by R Westall at the start of each of the six chapters. The original owner, Clementine Brown, has signed the book twice and dated it 1820. Much later, probably during or slightly after the Civil WAr, the fore-edge painting was added. A note in the book says that it is a Confederate Horse Artillery Lieutenant, and the uniform matches a description of the "official" uniform. The blue and red of the uniform are still bright. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Carpenter and Son, London 1817 - Covers bordered by double fillets with corner floral embellishments and central flaming urn, all in gilt. Spine is panelled with gilt designs and gilt title, date at foot. Wide inner dentelles, red watered-silk endpapers. This is the second volume only. All edges gilt. A fine FORE-EDGE PAINTING is concealed under the gilt. A view of the Parthenon situated on the Acropolis captures the central aspect of the painting. Green trees and yellow bushes make up the border and foreground. Two people in long cloaks appear to be riding "penny farthings" (high wheel bicycles) and admiring the structure. To the right is a calm sea with a single boat, its sail set. The painting remains vivid, fine coloration, likely rendered in the 1910-1920 period. Sextodecimo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Année 1817 - Volume IV - Tome Septième [ Tome 7 - Tome VII ] : Recherches de Mm. Dulong et Petit sur la mesure des températures et sur les lois de la communication de la chaleur ; Recherches chimiques sur plusieurs corps gras (Chevreul) ; Extrait d'un Mémoire sur le Mouvement des Fluides élastiques dans des tuyaux cylindriques (Poisson) ; Note sur la fixité du degré d'ébullition des liquides (Gay-Lussac), Lettre de M. Berzelius à M. Berthollet sur deux métaux nouveaux [ Découverte du Sélénium ], etc.

      Crochard 1817 - 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1817, 448 pp., 2 ff. (annonce de l'éditeur Crochard), avec 2 planches hors texte (dont une dépliante) Contient notamment : Recherches de Mm. Dulong et Petit sur la mesure des températures et sur les lois de la communication de la chaleur ; Recherches chimiques sur plusieurs corps gras (Chevreul) ; Extrait d'un Mémoire sur le Mouvement des Fluides élastiques dans des tuyaux cylindriques (Poisson) ; Note sur la fixité du degré d'ébullition des liquides (Gay-Lussac), etc. Rare exemplaire du tome 7 des Annales de Chimie et de Physique contenant l'important Mémoire (récompensé du prix de physique de l'Académie des Sciences), rédigé par Pierre Louis Dulong et Alexis Thérèse Petit (pp. 113-154 ; 225-264 et 337-367 avec les deux planches hors texte). DSB, IV, 240 Etat très satisfaisant (cartonnage lég. frotté, un f. mal coupé mais bien complet) Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & John Murray., 1817 - Four volumes; size of the bindings: 4 ¼ in. x 6 7/8 in. Vol. I: [4], [1]-363 pp. with imprint at the bottom of page 363; Vol. II: [4], [3]-340 pp., with the imprint at the bottom of p. 340; Vol. III: [4], [3]-349 pp., with the imprint at the bottom of p. 349; Vol. IV: [4], [3]-347 pp., with the imprint at the bottom of p. 347. Half-titles present in all volumes. The dedication leaf in placed after the half-title in Vol. I. Vol. II, p. 42, line 3, reads "tower." "Black Dwarf" is Vol. I on the title page, but has no Volume Number on the spine. "Old Mortality" is numbered Vols. I, II, and III on the spines, but Vols. II, III, and IV on the respective title pages. Bound in full, dark brown morocco leather by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt stamp on the lower front inner turn-in, five raised bands on the spine, with gilt titling, double-line borders, and richly gilt inner dentelles, green watered silk endpapers, top-edge gilt. Fading to the spines and cover margins. At the top of the half-title in Vol. I is a faded name in ink. The outer hinges and lower spine ends show a little light rubbing. Some light scattered tan spotting is present on some pages. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the reverse of the front free endpapers. Weight 3.5 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Chart of the variation of the magnetic needle For all the known Seas comprehended within Sixty Degrees of Latitude North and South: with a New and Accurate Delineation of the Magnetic Meridians, accompanied with suitable Remarks and Illustrations, by Thomas Yeates. Drawn & Engraved by J. Walker. To the Right Honourable The Master, the Deputy Master, Wardens and Elder Brethren of the Corporation of Trinity House, of Deptford Stroud. This Chart, honoured with their Munificent support is by Permission, most respectfully Dedicated, By their Most Humble and most obliged Servant the Author.

      Published as the Act directs by Tho[ma]s Yeates, & Sold by Black Parbury & Allen Leadenhall Street, 22nd, August, 1817., London, - Rare chart of the world showing lines of magnetic variation Large engraved chart, dissected and mounted on linen, remarks and explanation to side margins, folding into original green cloth slipcase. The text panel to the left hand side of the chart, written by Thomas Yeates, contains a brief history of the knowledge of magnetism from its discovery by the Chinese "more than a thousand years before the Christian Era", to the discovery by Columbus of "the Variation of the Compass in his Voyage to America, in the Autumn of 1492, before which period it was thought the Needle at all places pointed due North". Its systematic charting would not start until the seventeenth century when Dutch seamen under the orders of Prince Maurice were ordered to "observe and register the Variation in all places". Finally, researches into magnetic variation whilst "steering a ship at sea", were undertaken by Captains Cook and Flinders. Flinders' findings are expanded upon and explained in detail in Yeates' text. Yeates further explains the history of 'Variation Charts', with Edmund Halley's famed chart of 1701 highlighted as the template for all the subsequent charts produced throughout the eighteenth century. Yeates goes on to state that the current chart improves on the 'Halleyan System', which only covered the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, with the "delineation of the Magnetic Meridians, shewing as well geometrically as numerically the Quality of Variation for all the known seas within the limits of Sixty Degrees of Latitude north and south of the Equator, including the whole extent of the Pacific Ocean with geographical improvements according to the latest authorities". Finally, Yeates gives a brief explanation on how to use the magnetic variation lines that appear on the chart. Thomas Yeates (1768-1839) was an orientalist and scholar, who wrote extensively on Indian, Middle Eastern, and Biblical history. One might assume an orientalist to be a rather unusual choice for the authorship of such a chart, and he admits as much by acknowledging the help of Captain Hurd of the Royal Navy and Hydrographer to the Admiralty and Captain Horsburgh, Hydrographer to the East India Company.We were only able to trace two institutional examples of the first edition: one in the British Library and the other in the National Maritime Museum. The chart was subsequently republished by J.W. Norie & Co. in 1824, with the only institutional example we could trace of that being held in the National Library of Australia. Provenance: book plate of Michael Morrah, who practiced as a surgeon in Worthing during the first half of the nineteenth century. BLMC Maps 974.(2.)

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      Harrisonburg, Virginia: Printed and Sold by the Author, [N.d., 1817].. 160pp. Lacks pages 55-58. Original full calf. Some crazing and abrading to boards. Spine worn. Inked dates to title. Marginal staining to first few leaves. Text uniformly toned. Lacks two leaves (pages 55-58) and the front free endpaper. Rear endpaper chipped. Good. Second, and expanded, edition of the first Southern shape- note tunebook. "In its first edition, KENTUCKY HARMONY had melodies taken primarily from John Wyeth&#39;s REPOSITORY OF SACRED MUSIC (1810) and several other Northern tunebooks. Subsequent editions were made up less of Northern materials and included more folk- like melodies that were popular in the South" (W. K. McNeil, editor, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN GOSPEL MUSIC, p. 215). Fewer than ten copies listed in OCLC; such songbooks were literally used to death. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 43817.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Poëmes élégiaques, précédés d"un Discours sur l"Elégie héroique.

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817 - Edition originale sous cette forme, in-8; in-8; 316p., [1p. Table]; frontispice représentant l"abbaye de Saint-Denis et des cercueils éparpillés: Saint Louis, Turenne, Henri II, Henri IV?, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe dans le texte. Reliure d"époque signée P. Doll en maroquin rouge à grain long frappé des armes de la Duchesse d"Angoulême, Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte de France, fille de Louis XVI et de Marie-Antoinette, dans un encadrement de motifs décoratifs; dos à nerfs finement orné, tranches dorées. Plat inférieur un peu noirci, gardes postérieures fortement tachées, traces de pliures à un feuillet. Une émouvante provenance pour cet ouvrage évoquant sous forme de poèmes héroïques les évènements tragiques auxquels la propriétaire du livre -emprisonnée au Temple avec ses parents et en compagnie de son jeune frère- fut étroitement mêlée. On y trouve en effet: "Les tombeaux de l"Abbaye Royale de Saint-Denis"; "L"Orpheline du Temple" [Marie-Thérèse elle-même] avec une Notice sur le Temple et suivi de Notes; "L"héroisme de la piété fraternelle"; "Le Martyre de Louis XVI", accompagné de Notes. Marie-Thérèse devint duchesse d"Angoulême par son mariage en 1799 avec son cousin germain Louis-Antoine d"Artois, fils aîné de Charles X, et fut la belle-soeur de Marie-Caroline, duchesse de Berry. Les armes ornant cet ouvrage furent portées jusqu"à l"accession au trône de Charles X en 1824, date à laquelle la duchesse prit les armes et le titre de Dauphine. Olivier 2553 fer 2. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language, compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner.

      - London, printed for the author 1817. Two volumes octavo half calf (expertly rebacked preserving the original panels); engraved frontispiece. A little spotting or browning at the very ends but an excellent, fresh and quite handsome set. First edition of this readable, quite exciting, account of Mariner's four years in Tonga, first as a teenage captive then as an adopted son of the king; still regarded as the best account of pre-Christian Tonga. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medical pocket book. Manuscript notebook.

      New York 1817 - [Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.] New York Hospital clinical lectures. Manuscript notebook consisting of 52 hand-sewn leaves, 28 of which contain handwritten lecture notes, plus 8 leaves loosely laid in with notes in a different hand. [New York, not after 1817.] 164 x 105 mm. Original marbled paper wrappers, slight wear at spine. Minor browning and foxing but very good.An early 19th-century American medical student's notebook containing notes of clinical lectures delivered at the New York Hospital (forerunner of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons). The lecturers were Dr. William Hammersley (1766-1837), professor of the clinical practice of medicine; Dr. Wright Post (1766-1828), professor of anatomy, physiology and surgery; Dr. John C. Osborn (1741-1825), professor of midwifery and the diseases of women and children; and Dr. James Stringham (d. 1817), professor of medical jurisprudence. The notebook includes discussions of specific cases, such as "Man 45 taken into the hospital for dropsical complaints," "Boy brought into the hospital for an ulcer on the inner side of the ankle," and "Man--attempt at suicide--cut across the most formidable part of the thyroid cartilage." The lectures also cover topics such as surgery, cesarean section, virginity, pregnancy (real and false), mania, infections, blindness, plague, poisons, impotence, etc. Student notebooks such as these give a revealing picture of the state of American medical education in the first decades of the nineteenth century. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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