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        Narrative of a Voyage in His Majesty's Ship Alceste to the Yellow Sea et al

      John Murray, London 1817 - Contempory rebinding in blue buckrum with gilt lettering to spine, this hardcover First Edition has new endpapers and is close VG. (X)/288pp with V appendices and 4 page Murray catalogue at rear.Portrait frontis of Captain Murray Maxwell, R.N., with water stain in margin, plus 4 other handcoloured plates drawn by W.H Dwarris and engraved by I. Clarke. Minor foxing, mainly to margins, otherwise VG for date. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pomona Britannica or A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at Present Cultivated in Great Britain; Selected principally from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court, and the remainder from the most celebrated gardens around London; accurately drawn and coloured from nature. With full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, &c.

      London Printed by Bensley and Son 1817 - With Sixty Fine Engraved Plates Printed in Color and Finished by Hand BROOKSHAW, George. Pomona Britannica, or A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at Present Cultivated in Great Britain; Selected principally from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court, and the remainder from the most celebrated gardens around London; accurately drawn and coloured from nature. With full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, &c. London: Printed by Bensley and Son, 1817. First quarto edition. Two large quarto volumes (13 x 11 inches; 330 x 280 mm.). xii, 4, [66]; [4], [62], [4] pp. With sixty line- and stipple-engraved plates partially printed in color and finished by hand. Contemporary maroon straight-grain morocco. Covers elaborately paneled in gilt and blind, spine elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Gilt board edges and dentelles. All edges gilt. Some light foxing, mostly to text leaves and generally not affecting plates. Previous owner's book plate on front paste down of each volume, and a previous owner's old ink signature on front free endpaper. An excellent copy. "The book describes the fruits of Great Britain, principally drawn from those in the gardens at Hampton Court, and all carefully copied in the plates to reproduce every curve and line" (British Coloured Books, 1738-1898, 14). "There are peaches and plums to make the mouth water, melons and greengages, all set down carefully in classical drawing as though the artist was copying the frescoes of Pompeii" (Great Flower Books, p. 12). "It is the primary object of the present work to excite in gentlemen themselves, a predominant turn and ardour for horticultural pursuits; so that by acquiring sound and practical knowledge upon this elegant, entertaining, and highly important subject, they may in every instance be able to judge for themselves, and to direct and superintend their own gardeners or labourers, instead of being, as they too generally are, the sport of their ignorant pretensions" (Preface). Dunthorne 51. Great Flower Books, p. 52. Nissen, BBI, 244. Plesch, pp. 158-159 (describing the 1812 folio edition). Prideaux, p. 285. Pritzel 1182 (describing the 1812 folio edition). HBS 65200. $20,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Printed for J. Hassell, London 1817 - 162 x 102 mm (6 3/8 x 4"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. QUITE ATTRACTIVE LATE 19TH CENTURY JADE GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO IN AN ARTS AND CRAFTS DESIGN BY WOOD OF LONDON (stamp-signed on front turn-ins), covers with gilt-rule border and stippled cornerpieces incorporating drawer handles and three graceful tulips, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with a wide frame formed by drawer handles, heart ornaments and much stippling, turn-ins decorated with charming gilt tulips, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. WITH 120 HAND-COLORED AQUATINT ENGRAVINGS of attractions in London and the Home Counties, as called for. Abbey "Scenery" 218; Tooley 251. Front joint of one volume with just a hint of rubbing at the head, faint minor spotting to covers, spines just slightly sunned to a richer green, trivial imperfections internally, but A PARTICULARLY FINE AND PRETTY SET, the text and plates very clean and fresh, and the ornate bindings lustrous and with no significant wear. This is one of the small guidebooks that were the specialty of watercolorist John Hassell (1767-1825), offered here in a pretty Arts and Crafts-style binding. A publisher and printseller as well as an artist, Hassell illustrated his guides with hand-colored aquatints of his own drawings. Most, like ours, focused on sights within easy travelling distance of London. Here, we see a variety of stately homes and charming villages from the Home Counties surrounding London--Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Kent, and Surrey--the incarnation of the genteel English countryside we read of in Jane Austen. Hassell extols the virtues of this corner of England in his preface, proclaiming that "within a radius of thirty miles [of London] is to be found almost every thing that can embellish or give zest to society; that can indulge the most sanguine expectation of the amateur; gratify the meditative passion of the antiquarian; repay the most inquisitive researches of the botanist; amuse the peripatetic, or add to the enjoyments of a man of pleasure." With this book, he hoped to awaken the jaded residents of London to the rich diversions around them. To us, the volumes represent a valuable and intriguing historical record of the region during the first part of the 19th century, made all the more appealing because the decorative binding and diminutive illustrations are so charming. The bindery Wood of London was active in the last quarter of the 19th century into the 1930s. Their work ranged from decorative bindings for sets to the kind of fine morocco binding seen here, and were of consistently high quality in materials, design, and execution. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Rom "Die Kaiserpaläste von S. Balbina aus gesehen".

      1817. Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, links unten signiert "E. Förster", betitelt und datiert "Rom 21 Apr. 1858", rechts oben numeriert "OHz 817.". 23,4:28,7 cm. Papier vergilbt. Provenienz: Mit Stempel der Münchner Künstlergesellschaft, nicht bei Lugt.. Die Münchner Künstlergesellschaft "Allotria" war 1873 von F. von Lenbach (1836-1904) und L. Gedon (1843-1883) gegründet worden. Anlaß dazu war der Austritt von ca. 50 Künstlern aus der Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft.

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        The English Dance of Death, From the Designs of Thomas Rowlandson, with Metrical Illustrations, by the Author of "Doctor Syntax. WITH: The Dance of Life By the Author of "Doctor Syntax

      London: Printed by J. Diggens, St. Ann's Lane; Published by R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand; Published by R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 1815-1817 - (ROWLANDSON, THOMAS) First editions. 3 vols., Tall 8vo. Engraved colored title-page and 73 (of 74) hand-colored engraved plates in the Dance of Death and 25 hand-colored plates in the Dance of Life. vii, [5], [1]-295, [i]; [vi], 299; ii, [1]-285. Vol II LACKING FINAL PLATE ("The song now bursts beyond the bounds of time-"). Bound in full brown morocco, t.e.g., rest uncut, by Morrell, Binder, London. Fine. Abbey Life 263 & 264; Tooley 410 & 411

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        The Dance of Life

      R. Ackermann, London 1817 - [2], ii, ii, 285pp, [3]. Modern full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, illustrator to third, remaining panels with urn centrepiece and volute corner pieces, covers with double fillet border and single fillet frame, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Externally very good indeed, with very slight tarnishing to gilt at foot of spine. Internally the page edges are lightly browned, one or two spots of foxing, but generally fairly bright and clean. Previous owners book label to front marbled endpaper. Complete with twenty-six colour aquatints by Rowlandson, with the original wrapper of one part bound in to the front and the rear wrapper bound in at the rear and with the advertisement leaf. Rowlandson Grolier Exhibition Catalogue 38, Tooley 410, Abbey Life 264 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Leipzig Industrie-Comptoir 1802-1817 - Relié, demi-toile rouge à l'impression dorée et vignette de titre sur le dos, 260 x 330mm., pages ne sont pas numérotées, illustré de 40/60 ( 60 = total du 12 volumes ) gravures, colorées à main.With 40 (of 60) beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Les volumes 1-8 d'une série de 12. Traduit de l'Allemand par M. de Lahitte. Chaque volume consiste de 12 pages de texte et 5 gravures en couleurs. Très rare! Le plupart des antiquariats n'a jamais réussi de trouver l'édition complèt. 1600 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Sarisburiensis; A repository of English Botany, both General and Medical; being an accurate delineation from Nature of English Plants, with their uses in Medicine, the Arts, and Agriculture

      Wilkie, London 1817 - 5 parts bound in contemporary dark green cloth with gilt title on spine. Owner name on front end paper. Bound with the original blue wrapper to No. 5 at rear. 30 hand-coloured plates by G. Testolini after drawings by T R Guest in very good condition. Some light foxing to one plate and occasionally to text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Books and Maps]
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        Zapolya, A Christmas Tale in Two Parts; the Prelude Entitled "The Usurper's Fortune" and the Seque Entitled "The Usurper's Fate "

      1817 - Printed for Rest Fenner, Paternoster Row. Full Niger leather with five raised bands to spine. Triple lined gold gilt margins to upper and lower boards. Upper leather board is detached cleanly from book, but present. Elaborately decorated spine with gold gilt and leather pastedown title to spine. Gold gilt upper leaves. A few spots (light foxing) on endpapers, else fine. 128 pages. . Always happy to send detailed photographs on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laura's Rare Books]
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        DERNIÈRE campagne de l'armée franco-italienne sous les ordres d'Eugène-Beauharnais en 1813 et 1814, suivie de Mémoires secrets sur la révolution de Milan, du 20 avril 1814, et les deux conjurations du 25 avril 1815 ; la campagne des Autrichiens contre Murat ; sa mort tragique, et la situation actuelle des divers Etats d'Italie. Par le chevalier S. J***, témoin oculaire. Précédée d'une notice historique sur Eugène-Beauharnais.

      Paris, Dentu, 1817, - in-8, XVI-220 pp., vélin, dos lisse orné de guirlandes dorées (reliure de l'époque). Quelques rousseurs.Tulard, 423. "Le rétablissement de la domination autrichienne à Milan. Témoignage suspect. Il s'agit plutôt d'un pamphlet contre Eugène de Beauharnais. Guillaume de Vaudoncourt pense que sous ce nom se cache l'un des auteurs de la Biographie des hommes vivants" Ouvrage rare.

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        PHARMACOPOEA Hispana. Editio Quarta.

      - M., M. Repullés, 1817, 23 x 16 cm., p.e. algo gastada, portada con grabado alegórico en cobre por B. Ametller – VIII págs. – 2 h. – 358 págs. FARMACIA

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        The Byrth, Lyf, and Actes of Kyng Arthur; of His Noble Knights of the Rounde Table, Theyr Merveyllous Enquests & Adventures .,

      Longman, Hurst, London 1817 - Two large 8vo volumes. (4),lxiii,(3),xxxix,(1)383,(1);(4)495,(1)pp. Printed from Caxton's edition of 1485. With an Introduction and Notes by Robert Southey, the Poet Laureate of England. First edition with Southey's notes. Each volume with a large woodcut on the title page showing a knight and a dragon. Engraved gothic and figural initials. Bound to style in half navy blue morocco. Spines in six compartments with raised bands; deep blue leather lettering pieces, gilt. Marbled paper boards and endpapers. Text blocks lightly foxed else this is a very good set in a fine binding. This is the ninth printing of Malory, after Caxton (1485), De Worde (1498 & 1529), Copland (1557), East (ca. 1575), Stansby (1634) and two 12mo. editions in 1816. This was the first modern text of Malory which attempted to recapture the text as it was first published by Caxton. All contemporary advertisements indicate that this edition consisted only of 250 copies with 50 copies on large paper, though there is some suggestion from notes in the publisher's books that as many as 1000 copies may have been printed. This is the regular edition, still impressive at 10 inches, and a scarce and important printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Amable Costes Editeur 1817 - 10 volumes in-8 Reliure : demi-maroquin. Plats en papier maroquiné. Coins un peu usés. Dos avec titre et tomaison doré et filés dorés. Intérieur : (XVI + 476) + 467 + 448 + 499 + 456 + 472 + 481 + 423 + 387 + (Table : 356) pages. Des rousseurs. BIEN COMPLET Ex-libris imprimé du marquis de La Valette sur l'ensemble des 10 volumes. Le marquis THOMAS de LA VALETTE (Carpentras, 1785-1876), chef d'escadre, chevalier de l'ordre de Malte. TRES BEL ET RARE OUVRAGE en reliure d'époque [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [London]. August 8, 1817. - Broadside, measuring 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Old fold lines. Minor scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. A lengthy broadside, printed in two columns, advertising and describing an exhibition of four American elk, or wapiti, which are to be sold for the purpose of introducing the breed to Europe. These particular specimens are purported to have been brought over by a German naturalist exploring "that part off Louisiana, called the Upper Missouri country;" the wapiti were taken overland by way of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York, where they were exhibited for money. The author describes the physical appearance of the wapiti, its sweet breath, gentle nature, clean and monogamous habits, and the tastiness of its meat. He also mentions Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchell, and Dr. Benjamin Barton Smith, the latter of which gave the animal its scientific name, Cervus Wapiti. Only one copy located in OCLC, at the National Library of Scotland, dated July 24, 1817. A broadside of similar title, dated 1820, is located at the Houghton Library. OCLC 316782381.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Commencement of the Battle of Trafalgar Oct. 21st 1805

      London, James Jenkins 1817 - Thomas Whitcombe (1763-1824) The Naval Achievements of Great Britain From the Year 1793 to 1817 London, James Jenkins: 1817 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 11" x 14" English artist Thomas Whitcombe is considered one of the foremost painters of maritime art and the French Revolutionary wars, with works standing today in the Tate, the National Gallery and the National Maritime Museum. Whitcombe painted over 150 works detailing the affairs of English fleets during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including his contribution of 55 watercolors for The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, From the Year 1793 to 1817, published in 1817 under James Jenkins. For its time, The Naval Achievements of Great Britain was unprecedented in its accuracy, giving the most precise written and pictorial accounts of naval life over a period of 20 years. Never before had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval images. Together Whitcombe and fellow marine artist Nicolas Pocock contributed the 55 watercolors for the folio. This selection of hand-colored aquatints from the volume features some of the most historically important and visually stimulating images from these battles.

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        Rosa Damascena Variegata

      Paris: 1817-1824 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté A selection from Les Roses Stipple engravings with original hand color Paris: 1817-1824 14 ¼ ” x 11” Some foxing. Also known as "York and Lancaster" rose, of the Damask variety. Redouté (1759-1840) is unquestionably the best-known botanical illustrator of any era. The decorative appeal of his original engravings has led to their modern reproduction, which in turn has popularized Redouté’s work in a way unique among botanical artists. Yet no reproduction can capture the great and subtle beauty of his original engravings from Les Roses, nor can any introductory paragraph fully describe his many achievements. These magnificent engravings demonstrate the full mastery of his abilities, as the forms of the roses are set off dramatically by Redouté’s masterful and rich modulations of tone and hue. Born into a family of artists in what is now Belgium, Redouté’s talent was recognized and encouraged from an early age. Eventually, Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to the Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, eventually contributing to over fifty works on natural history and archeology. The luminosity of stipple engraving, a technique perfected by Redouté, is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the “light” of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided. Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s Roses are perhaps his most celebrated images, which the artist issued while under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. The present selection comprises the three images that are often considered the most magnificent roses that Redouté ever painted and engraved. Certain common themes run through them. In each, the flowers are classical “portraits” which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Perhaps better than any other engravings that the artist ever made, these three images demonstrate the flawless and pristine French style of botanical art that Redouté pioneered and brought to a pinnacle of quality.

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      Lima: Imprenta de los Huerfanos, 1817.. [4],271,[7]pp. Several errors in pagination. Small quarto. Ex-lib. Contemporary limp vellum. Vellum lightly soiled. Dampstaining to first two leaves, some minor soiling. Very good. The first Latin American and only Lima printing of this celebrated treatise on mining and metallurgy. First published in Madrid in 1640, this is the first significant work on the subject in Spanish, and the first work on mining in the Americas. Alvaro Alonso Barba (1569-1662), of Andalusian origin, took orders and departed for South America in 1588. He was pastor in Potosi, Peru, the center of an important mining region, where he could observe all the latest technological developments in the field of mining. While in Peru, he studied mineralogy and the art of extracting and testing the silver, so abundant in Potosi. Upon publication his book was an immediate success and was subsequently published in English, French and German. MEDINA (LIMA) 3325. VARGAS UGARTE 4361. PALAU 23626.

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      Henry Colburn., London. 1817 - ."WITH A DETAILED NARRATIVE OF THE POLITICAL EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THOSE MEMORABLE CONFLICTS, DOWN TO THE SURRENDER OF PARIS, AND THE DEPARTURE OF BONAPARTE FOR ST. HELENA".xviii, 368pp.Calf leather, gilt lettering on spine.Marbelized text block."Illustrated by numerous public and private official documents, and other papers, hitherto unpublished, communicated by officers of the highest distinction".Includes 28 beautiful hand multicolored plates "descriptive of the country between Brussels and Charleroi", one of which folds out, the frontis piece and title page are also colored plates drawn and sketched by G. Cruikshank, also two-toned fold-out plan of the battles with nicely engraved cartouche and map showing the march of the Allied Armies to Paris by Sy. Hall.Contents inlude a description of the plates, an errata slip, explanation of the figures which are marked in the plan, preliminary observations, etc.Modern professional binding.Ex-library with minimal markings.Additional shipping and handling charges may apply for weight of volume.Some light foxing, overall a very good if not better copy. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Natural History, General and Particular

      Richard Evans, London 1817 - A Natural History, General and Particular; Containing the History and Theory of the Earth, a General History of Man, The Brute Creation, Vegetables, Minerals, &c. &c. By George Louis le Clerc, Count of Buffon. Translated from the French by William Smellie, Member of the Antiquarian and Royal Societies of Edinburgh. A New Edition Corrected and Enlarged. To Which is Added A History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects, Embracing the Recent Discoveries of Eminent Naturalists, Together with an Account of the Most Curious Foreign Plants, by Henry Augustus Chambers, Ll.D. Two Volumes, London, Richard Evans, 1817. 4º (260 x 200 mm.), pp. 682, 462. Volume I contains a frontispiece portrait of Buffon and 25 hand-coloured copper engravings as per list, volume II the portrait and 27 hand-coloured copper engravings as per list. Full contemporary diced patterned calf, covers with double gilt fillets, recently rebacked in calf, raised bands, new lettering-pieces, inner hingles strengthened with cloth, corners neatly repaired. Marbled edges and endpapers. Bookseller's ticket (J.B. & H.Hamilton, Drogheda) on pastedown of volume I. A clean copy without foxing, a little minor marginal staining in volume II, a couple of corners torn in volume I (one just touching text), closed tear in one leaf professionally repaired without loss, very light offsetting from some plates, the plates themselves all in excellent state. This quarto edition of Smellie's Buffon is notable mainly for its striking coloured plates, which are printed on better quality paper than the text.

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        Lives of the British Admirals: Containing an Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods Continued to the Year 1779 by Dr. Berkenhout. A New Edition, revised and corrected, and brought down to the Present Time, by Henry Redhead Yorke. And further continued to the Last Expedition against Algiers in 1816, with the Lives of the Most Eminent Naval Commanders from the Time of Dr. Campbell to the above Period, by William Stevenson, Esq.,

      London: C. J. Barrington, 1817 - 8 volumes, octavo (240 × 146 mm). Later Navy blue half pebble-grained morocco on purplish pebble-grained boards, title gilt to spines, compartments with fouled anchor devices, marbled edges and endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, some offsetting from the frontispieces, as usual, and a little scattered foxing, but overall a very good set. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each. Bookplates of the Grosvenor Gallery Library designed by Harry Soane, dated 1880, to front pastedowns, ownership inscriptions of W. C. D. Whetham, later Dampier, scientist and agriculturist verso of the front free endpapers. Whetham was married to the daughter of the ship-owner Robert Durning Holt. Best edition, down to the expedition against Algiers in 1816. Campbell's work, originally published between 1742 and 1744, was subsequently revised, expanded, and condensed in various editions issued up to a hundred years after his death in 1775. "A man of untiring industry and considerable accomplishment, Campbell is described as gentle in manner and of kindly disposition. There are several interesting references to him in Boswell's Life of Johnson, to both of whom he was known personally, Johnson being in the habit of going to the literary gatherings on Sunday evenings at Campbell's house in Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, until 'I began,' he said, 'to consider that the shoals of Scotchmen who flocked about him might probably say, when anything of mine was well done, "Ay, ay, he has learnt this of Cawmell."' 'Campbell is a good man, a pious man,' Johnson said of him on the same occasion: 'I am afraid he has not been in the inside of a church for many years; but he never passes a church without pulling off his hat. This shows that he has good principles.' Campbell told Boswell that he once drank thirteen bottles of port at a sitting. According to Boswell, Johnson spoke of Campbell to Joseph Warton as 'the richest author that ever grazed the common of literature'" (DNB). NMM, II, i, 67 & V, i, 2208.

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        Parochial Instruction: or Sermons

      London- F. C. and J. Rivington, 1817 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of thirty-two sermons, delivered by James Bean, M. A. who was one of the librarians of the British Museum, and Assistant Minister of Walbeck Chapel, St. Mary-Le-Bone, as delivered in the course of thirty years. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. With an errata slip bound in preceding Sermon I. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Externally, sound but with some bumping and wear to extremities. With loss to front board and to head and tail of spine. Front joint held by cords only, rear jointstarting, rear hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot. Withclosed tears to pages 211-15. An ex-library copy from Elizabeth College, Guernsey with ink stamp to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD.

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        VOYAGE DU ANACHARSIS EN GRECE.cinquieme edition. ATLAS

      Paris. Didot Jeune 1817 - Folio 46x28cm, full contemporary tree calf, a bit rubbed. Frontispiece, title, table, 7-60pp, 40 engraved plates with an additional leaf of text for the last plate. Included is a large hand coloured folding map and a fine view of the Parthenon. Some occasional spotting but basically a reasonable copy of this atlas volume. Please ask for more photos if required.

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      J Mawman. Good+. 1817. Hardcover. Complete 6 volume set (does not include a separate 7th volume of maps). Full tan calf leather bound covers with 2 black leather spine labels, 5 raised bands, and elaborate gilt stamped spine decor have light overall wear. Boards and spines are straight. One board detached (present). Weak cover hinges. Bindings are tight. Book plate of "William F. Wickham, Virginia" affixed to front paste downs. From the library of the Wickham family. William Fanning Wickham, who fought at the Battles of Bull Run (Manassas) , Chancellorsville, Fleetwood Hill (Brandy Station) , and Gettysburg. He was twice wounded in battle: At Antietam (Sharpsburg) and the Battle of For Magrueder (Williamsburg) , but was returned to combat after both occasions. He later rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. Pages clean with sparse faint foxing in very good condition. .

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        NUOVA RACCOLTA DI CINQUANTA COSTUMI PITTORESCHI INCISI ALL'ACQUAFORTE. Dedicati a Sua Eccellenza Alessandro Narischkin Gran Ciambellano di Sua Maestà l'Imperatore di tutte le Russie. In Roma Presso Giovanni Scudellari., 1817.

      - 2 raccolte in una. Solida ril. carton., Tassello con tit. manoscr. al dorso, tagli spruzzati in blu, cm 16x22, 47 inc. del Pinelli (di 50; mancano le ultime 3 inc.). Segue:, Num° Cento Vedute di Roma e sue vicinanze, Presso Tommaso Cuccioni. (1820), 2 ricchi frontespizi di cui uno con veduta del Foro romano e 99 inc. Qualche fioritura, prevalentem. a margine del campo di stampa alle inc. del Pinelli, decisamente buone le condiz. dell'opera del Cuccioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mandeville. A Tale of the Seventeenth Century in England

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. and Longman, Hunt, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817 - Godwin's Gothic novel, inspired partly by Wieland by Charles Brockdon Brown, and by Joanna Baillie. "Written like all his novels in the first person the book attempts to show how obsession leads to madness. Godwin sought to trace the breakdown of personality from within . [Mandeville] is an openly avowed exploration of the subconscious mind which gradually overrides and destroys conscious rationality . Mandeville . is an essay in one of the great themes of romanticism" (St. Clair, THE GODWINS AND THE SHELLEYS, p. 440) First edition. 3 vols., 12mo. . Contemporary tree calf, spines with red and green labels, all half titles. Minor foxing to preliminaries, joints starting, but a sound copy in a lovely contemporary binding. Tinker 1084; Wolff 2588; Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, p. 398; Garside 1817:29 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Northern Cambrian Mountains or a Tour Through North Wales.

      Thomas Clay, London 1817 - Describing the scenery and general characters of that romantic country. Embellished with a series of highly finished coloured views engraved from original drawings. Artists includeTurner, Compton, Robson, Gandy, Nicholson, Girtin, De Wint, Fielding and Prout. In contemporary half red roan, with green marbled boards, a little worn and scratched, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, some gilt tooling. Spine recently re-backed in red calf, title and tooling in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, ink name to head of title page (Mrs Judge, Ramsgate), some light foxing to text sheets and title, elsewhere minimal, some light finger soiling to some edges, 60 pp, 30 pl, superbly hand coloured aquatints by the artists of the day, dated either 1815 or 1816, in the first issue state, each followed by a 2 page description. (Originally issued in 10 parts.) Rarely comes on the market. Wonderfully atmospheric plates! (Abbey 522. Tooley 155) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the 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 the Pei-ho to the Return to Canton

      London.: John Murray.. First edition.. 1817.. Large folding map, 2 full page maps, etched and stippled portrait frontispiece of Lord Amherst, 7 full page hand coloured aquatints. vii + 526 + [2]pp. Quarto. Folding map little browned with a 20 cm closed repaired tear somewhat clumsily repaired on the reverse. Lower edge last blank torn with loss. Bound in an attractive half calf binding, raised bands, contrasting leather labels on spine. An attractive copy with wide margins. Abbey 536, Cordier BS 2393, Löwendahl 791, Lust 509. The official account of Lord Amherst's abortive mission to negotiate terms with the Emperor of China. Far from being welcomed with the respect the embassy believed they were due, they were required to kowtow to the Emperor, something which Lord Amherst was not prepared to do. After negotiating to instead bow nine titles (rather than touching their foreheads to the floor as the kowtow prescribed) the embassy were allowed to proceed to the palace. However tired from their long journey just as the embassy were retiring for the night they were commanded to appear before the Emperor. This further insult from Lord Amherst's point of view, to which he again refused, led to the embassy being ordered to leave immediately. After leaving China there was further trouble ahead as their ship, the Alceste, ran aground on rocks at Lew-chew (Okinawa) and sank. Upon rescue the embassy were taken to Java. Their voyage home to England took them via St Helena where Lord Amherst and the author himself had the opportunity to converse with Napoleon. .

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