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

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

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

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

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, A View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with an Inquiry Into Our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils Which it Occasions (3 Volumes)

      John Murray, London 1817 - 3 Volumes with new leather backs and title labels. Vol.I. xvi,496 pgs. Vol.II, iv,507 pgs. Vol.III, iv, 500 pgs.including index. Restored covers are scuffed and a little shelf worn. (see photos) Marbled endpapers with matching edges. Name to first blank pages. Text is bright and unmarked. Each volume has the contemporary bookplate of William Patrick Adam, (1823-1881) British colonial administrator and Liberal politician. He was twice First Commissioner of Works under William E. Gladstone and also served briefly as Governor of Madras from 1880. Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was an English cleric and scholar, influential in the fields of political economy and demography. His " Essay on the Principle of Population" was first published under a psudonym in 1798 and soon became popular and acknowledged as the most influential work of its era. Six editions were published up to 1826, with each edition updated to incorporate new material, to address criticism, and to convey changes in his own perspectives on the subject. An excellent set that will be over 2.4 kg when shipped, and will require additional shipping charges. Other photos available if required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORDENANZAS S.M.

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

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed

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

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

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

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        Hl. Cäcilia, in einem Buch lesend.

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

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

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

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        Sharke

      Published by Edward Orme, London 1817 - A magnificent portrait of the famous racehorse Sharke, who served at stud in Virginia and "did as much to enhance the value of the bloodstock of the United States as any horse ever imported" ("American Turf Register" [1830], vol. V, p.173). George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townley Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific racehorses for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the show horse Sharke, commissioned by his owner Robert Pigott. The image shows Sharke in a classically inspired landscape with his trainer Price. Speaking of the horse the sporting magazine commented " A most beautiful as well as a very famous horse; he won five single matches for one thousand guineas each, and upwards of twenty thousand guineas in stakes". This beautiful print demonstrates that, with subtle atmospheric effects and complex compositional structure, Stubbs succeeds in raising the genre of equine portraiture to a poetic level. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 111, iii/iii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 272. Colour printed stipple with etching. State iii/iii, with the title in closed letters, and engraved inscription (with variations in the punctuation): 'George Stubbs pinxt.*** Geo: Townly Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to his R.H. the Prince of Wales / SHARKE / London, Republished June 4th 1817, by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street.'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        British Institution for promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom [including] Catalogue of the Works of British Artists placed in the Gallery of the British Institution, Pall-Mall

      London: W. Bulmer, 1817. Quarto, 28pp., uncut; a little dusted, and used at some time for pressing ferns which have lightly offset some pages, light pencil sketches on final page; very good, in the original plain paper wrappers. A delightful rarity, with early notices of the work of John Glover and William Westall. The British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom (usually known as the British Institution), was founded in 1806 as a private club for connoisseurs, and exhibited the works of both contemporaries and Old Masters. Admission cost a shilling. The catalogue printed here dates from a period when Glover resided in London: the notes on the artists appended give his address as Montague Square. Glover, who had begun exhibiting at the British Institution in 1810, showed two paintings in the annual exhibition for 1817, listed as 'A Farm Yard' and 'Cephalis and Procris' (Cephalis, properly "Cephalus", was the mythological figure given a javelin that always hit its target by the goddess Eos, with which he accidentally killed his wife after a misunderstanding). To an Australian audience, of course, Glover's importance lies in the work he did after his arrival in Hobart. Glover arrived in 1831, having followed his three sons, who had sailed for Van Diemen's Land in 1829. Also in the same exhibition are paintings by William Westall, who is listed as residing with his brother Richard, in either Bedford Square or Lake Grasmere. Westall was famous for his work as landscape artist on Matthew Flinders' exploration of Australia aboard the Investigator, and it was the same brother Richard who restored many of his pencil-and-wash drawings after they were damaged in the wreck of the Porpoise. William had returned to London in 1805, where he established himself as an associate of the Royal Academy in 1812, and where he was commissioned to paint nine pictures to illustrate Flinders' A Voyage to Terra Australis of 1814. The exhibition catalogue here lists four paintings by Westall, a 'Distant View of Lake Windermere, from the Road between Troutbeck and Kirkstone'; a 'View in the Garden of Corpus Christi College, Oxford'; 'View from the garden of a Mandarin on the river beyond Canton in China'; and 'Lake Windermere, with Stone Hall'. Also listed are works by Turner and Constable.

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        The History of Java

      London: Black, Parbury, Allen and Murray, 1817. Two volumes, quarto, large folding map hand-coloured in outline, 66 plates including ten coloured aquatints by William Daniell, nine half-page views in the text as well as several tables, some light scattered foxing as common; an excellent set in contemporary sprinkled calf, spines neatly rebacked with the original spines laid down, double labels, banded in gilt. Large paper copy of the classic history of Java. First edition, the large paper issue. This classic history of Java was written by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826), the English colonial administrator and founder of modern Singapore. Raffles was one of the central figures of British influence in Asia, and early made a study of the history and culture of the Malay peninsula. He was part of the force that subdued the Dutch-French forces in Java in 1811, and the same year was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the region. He made sweeping reforms which proved short-lived, but also used his time to work on this great history of the region, long considered definitive. Howgego has noted that for 'almost five years Raffles governed the island with considerable success, improving its commerce by the abolition of earlier trading practices and embargoes, and regarding it as the possible "centre of an Eastern insular Empire".' Raffles returned to England in 1816 where he prepared this work for publication. This large paper edition was published in an edition of just 250 copies, and is well-known for the high quality of the images, printed on fine paper. The text of the large-paper edition has the watermark "W. Balston & Co., 1815", as here. There was also an edition on ordinary paper of 650 copies. The book covers a wide range of subjects including anthropology, natural history, and language. The plates are of great beauty and interest, notably the ten fine coloured aquatints by William Daniell which depict Javanese scenes in great detail. Other plates illustrate cultural, religious and daily life in Java, the majority in the medium of soft-ground etching with aquatint: these images are after drawings by Captain Godfrey P. Baker and the Dutch surveyor and engineer H.C. Cornelis, who with J.W.B. Wardenaar supplied Raffles with other drawings of Javanese antiquities.

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        Sharke

      Published by Edward Orme, London 1817 - A magnificent portrait of the famous racehorse Sharke, who served at stud in Virginia and "did as much to enhance the value of the bloodstock of the United States as any horse ever imported" ("American Turf Register" [1830], vol. V, p.173). George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse , which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific steeds for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the show horse Sharke, commissioned by his owner Robert Pigott. The image shows Sharke in a classically inspired landscape with his trainer Price. Speaking of the horse The Sporting Magazine commented "A most beautiful as well as a very famous horse; he won five single matches for one thousand guineas each, and upwards of twenty thousand guineas in stakes." This beautiful print demonstrates that, with subtle atmospheric effects and complex compositional structure, Stubbs succeeds in raising the genre of equine portraiture to a poetic level. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 110, state iii/iii; Nagler, G.T. Stubbs, no. 6; Le Blanc. G.T. Stubbs, no. 5; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints , p. 272; Slater p. 610; Snelgrove, no. 14. Stipple with etching. State iii/iii, with the title in closed letters and engraved inscription (with variations in punctuation): "George Stubbs pinxt.*** Geo. Townly Stubbs Sculpt. Engraver to His R.H. the Prince of Wales / SHARKE. / London, Republished June 4, 1817, by Edwd. Orme, New Bond Street, corner of Brook Street" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels

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

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

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

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        The costume of the Netherlands.

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

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

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

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

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

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        TRAVELS IN BRAZIL. TWO VOLUMES COMPLETE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The history of Java.

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

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        Storia del Regno di Napoli sotto la dinastia borbonica

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

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

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

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        Poems of The Inner Temple

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        "Das Wildbad bey Burgbernheim.",

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

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        To the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the County of Stirling, this Map from Actual Survey, is Most Respectfully Dedicated.

      1817 - Stirling: Grassom, 1817. Folding map, dissected and laid on linen in four sections, edged with green silk, total if joined 1180 x 1820mm, in slipcase with James Wyld's label. Some slight discolouration at folds, slipcase scuffed.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Tables comparatives des principales dimensions des bâtimens de guerre français et anglais de tous rangs

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels

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

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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