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        Immanuel Kants physische Geographie. Zweite ganz umgearbeitete Auflage. (Joh. Jak. Wilh. Vollmer's physische Geographie nach kantischen Ideen). Vols 1 & 2: Mainz und Hamburg: Gottfried Vollmer [no date], Vol. 3: Hamburg: Vollmer, 1816, Vol. 4: Hamburg: Herold, 1817.

      - Second edition of this version of the Physische Geographie, first published without Kant's approval in four volumes, 1801-1805. Johann Jacob Vollmer compiled it 'from three lecture manuscripts of the years 1778, 1782 and 1793' (Adickes 105), but it was repudiated by Kant in the Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung and the Neue allgemeine deutsche Bibliothek in 1801. Probably because of Kant's protests, the first two volumes of this second edition carry the additional title-page 'Joh. Jak. Wilh. Vollmer's Physische Geographie nach Kantischen Ideen'. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 4 volumes, 8vo, [i], x, 340; [i], vi, 414, [2]; [i], viii, 502; [i], vi, 458 pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spines smooth with title and number labels, rubbed, uniform light browning, faint library stamp on one title-page, no inscriptions, a particularly clean and well-preserved set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books]
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        The Costumes of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings after Drawings from Nature With Descriptions in English and French

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

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        THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS. With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, by Robert Anderson.

      Edinburgh Printed for Silvester Doig 1817 - 5th Ed. 6 vols. Port. frontis. Some light browning, handsomely bound in double blind rule edged full calf, gilt ruling and gilt lettered title labels to sl. marked and lightly faded spines, minor wear. US$829 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards ABA ILAB]
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        An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands, in 1815, under His Grace the Duke of Wellington, and Marshal Prince Blucher, comprising the Battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras, and Waterloo.

      London: For Henry Colburn, 1817. - 4to., (12 5/8 x 11 inches). Half-title, letterpress title page. Fine folding engraved "Plan of the Battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras, and Waterloo," printed in two colors and hand-colored in part; fine folding engraved "Map of the Country Between Brussels and Paris"; hand-colored engraved frontispiece and additional title page by George Cruikshank; fine folding hand-colored engraved plate "The Battle of Waterloo"; 25 hand-colored engraved plates, 3 laid down. Early 20th-century half burgundy morocco, the spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in one and the others with borders of gilt fillets and decorated with central gilt medallions; all edges gilt; by Riviere & Son (backstrip detaching; a bit rubbed). First edition. Beautifully illustrated with fresh and bright hand-colored aquatints. Illustrations include: "The city of Brussels, from the entrance of the Foret de Sogne, with the Barrier"; "Entrance to the Foret de Soigne, where the two roads from Brussels meet"; "Chapel of Waterloo"; "Headquarters of the Duke of Wellington, in the village of Waterloo"; "Skirt of the Foret de Soigne, with a distant view of the village of Mont St. Jean"; "Part of the village of Mont St. Jean"; "View of the cottage of Valette"; "Chateau of Frischermont"; "The farm of La Haye Sainte"; "La Belle Alliance, the centre of the French position"; "The village of Genappe"; "Ligny Castle"; "The Battle of Waterloo." Tooley 336. Abbey, Life 372. Cohn, Cruikshank, 580. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS128. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Parjumouf. Saga ifran Nya Holland

      Stockholm: A. Gadelius, 1817. Duodecimo, 98 pp.; in good condition in a neat modern morocco binding. New Holland adventures told at a Bordeaux wine merchant's. An interesting early Swedish fiction set in colonial Australia, here called "Ulimaroa", the term invented by Djurberg in 1780. This scarce fiction with an Australian setting has never been translated into English. Almqvist (1793-1866) was a prolific Swedish poet and novelist who spent many years in the United States after fleeing the country in 1851 because of accusations against him of fraud and even attempted murder. "Almqvist's earliest books, published in 1814-18, are of extreme rarity. One of these was Parjumouf… apparently the first Swedish novel or short story with an Australian setting" (Du Rietz). A meeting at a wine merchant's in Bordeaux is told of the adventures of the young woman Parjumouf in New Holland, also referred to by Almqvist as Ulimaroa, a name that he had adapted from the Swedish geographer Daniel Djurberg, who had picked it up from the official narrative of Cook's first voyage. Both Cook and Joseph Banks had noted the use of the name in New Zealand (see Du Rietz, Daniel Djurbergs namm pÃ¥ Australien, Ymer, 1961). Parjumouf lives in the fertile country beyond the Blue Mountains, an enchanting land of green pastures and forests of beautiful trees. She takes the travellers to a 'Grand Hall', made of leaves and supported by the trunks of trees, where she habitually confesses her feelings to the spirit Triono. It is here that she tells the story of her life, and of her passion for Dujoumon, the 'most beautiful man on earth'. Ferguson records only the National Library copy, but the Mitchell Library is known to have acquired a copy in the 1960s.

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        Regole per ballar bene le quadriglie secondo il moderno stile. [Italy, ca. 1817/20?]. Small 4to (19 x 12.5 cm). Manuscript in brown ink on paper, neatly written in Italian in a legible Latin hand. Contemporary half dark green sheepskin, brown Stormont marbled sides.

      Charming manuscript giving instructions for dancing all the figures of the quadrille according to the "modern style". Well-arranged and clearly divided into 32 numbered points, the manuscript gives definitions of a ball, dancing instructions, positions of the feet and arms, simple steps, "minuetto serio", etc.Though the book has the dimensions of an octavo, it is a quarto on Italian laid paper, comprising a single quire of 18 leaves, all but the outermost bifolium watermarked: GC = winged figure (angel or cherub) holding a banderole with "ALMASSO" in his raised arm. The ink shows through the paper a bit, but without hindering the reading of the text. In very good condition. The sewing is slightly loose and the binding shows a few small scuff marks. An interesting anonymous Italian manuscript on the quadrille as danced in the early 19th century.

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        DOCUMENTO NOMBRAMIENTO, CONSUL EN PUERTO DE BARCELONA A D. ANTONIO BUENAVENTURA GASSO DE RUSIA 1817

      José Ansensio Grabador de S. M. 1817 - Barcelona. 1817. Con marco (64X53), sin marco (57X44). Documento Original de nombramiento de Consul a D. Antonio Buenaventura Gassó en el puerto de Barcelona de la Nación Rusa. Buenaventura Gassó conocido escritor que en su época mas dulce le concedierón este gran titulo a cargo. Firmado por el Rey Fernando VII con el sello correspondiente. Raríssimo ejemplar ya que no se suelen ver tan antiguos. Ref P. L. 9. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Idea de los Barcos de Vapor, ó Descripcion de su máquina, relacion de sus progresos, é indicacion de sus ventajas.

      En Sanlucar, por D. Francisco de Sales del Castillo, 1817. - in-12. 76pp. 1 planche dépliante hors-texte. Demi-veau à coins (Reliure de l'époque, menus défauts). Edition Originale très rare, imprimée à Sanlúcar de Barrameda, de cet ouvrage consacré au premier bateau à vapeur espagnol, le 'Betis' qui inaugura la première ligne régulière reliant Séville à Sanlúcar, sur le Guadalquivir. Manuel María del Marmol (1775-1841), recteur de l'Université de Séville, y décrit avec enthousiasme le fonctionnement de la chaudière à vapeur et les avantages du nouveau moyen de locomotion par rapport à la navigation à voile. Ce volume très rare manque notamment aux collections de la Biblioteca Nacional. Planche dépliante gravée en fin d'ouvrage, représentant une machine à vapeur. Coins émoussés et mors légèrement frottés. Palau, 152420. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Minen und der unterirdische Krieg.

      Wien, K. K. Hof- und Staats-Ärarial-Druckerey, 1817.. VIII, 164 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 11 gefaltete lithographische Tafeln. 27 x 21 cm, Halbleder der Zeit.. Einzige Ausgabe. - Einband bestoßen, Rücken abgegriffen. Ausgeschiedenes Exemplar einer alten Garnisonsbibliothek mit Rückensignatur und Stempel. Teils schwach braunfleckig, aber überwiegend sauber. Breitrandig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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        Des trois derniers mois de L´Amerique Meridionale et du Bresil, suivis de considerations sur les personnalites et incovilites de la quotidienne et du journal des debats

      What to do about the revolutions and new republics in America. 1817. Paris. Chez Bechet. In 8vo (210 mm x 140 mm). 1 ff. + 80. Contemporary wrappers. Entirely uncut, some corners dog-eared, spotting.Second edition; printed the same year as the first. Pradt (1759 ?" 1837) describes the independence movements in Latin America, with a special focus on Brazil and Argentina, and advices European powers how to engage the situation. Sabin, 64908. Palau, 235022. Borba de Moraes, 688. Rodrigues 1949.

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        GRAMATICA CATALANA, GRAMATICA Y APOLOGIA DE LA LLENGUA CATALANA

      Joan Francisco Piferrer. - Barcelona. 1817. Pergami. 15X10. 8h+XXXII+276Pág+6h. Segona edició de la Gramatica Catalana de Ballot, bon exemplar i molt valorada. Ref 8.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wjdenske polittycské nowiny. S neywysssjm cýsarským krákowským powolenjm. 1817, cjsk. 1 - 62, bis 1818, cjsk. 1 - 8.

      -,, w Wjdni [Wien], 1817 - w Wjdni [Wien], -, 1817 - 1818. Pag. [Doppelbll. pro Nr.] OHeft. In tschechischer Sprache. Vgl. ZDB-463440-8. - Gefaltet, angestaubt, ein Titelblatt fleckig. Tschechisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'École de Village, ou La Nouvelle Morale de L'Enfance; Traduit de L'Anglais par Madame ***.

      Alexis Emery, Paris 1817 - (5), 6-185 pages. Engraved frontispiece, vignette extra title page, and four plates. 135x190mm. Contemporary full calf. Spine with label, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled end-papers and all edges. This is a French edition of "The Village School - A collection of entertaining histories, for the instruction and amusement of all good children." by Dorothy Kilner. Written in pencil on the verso of the front free end-paper and facing page is a presentation inscription for Emmanuel de St. Mauris from his grandfather. Traces of a removed label on front paste-down and a slight lean to binding, otherwise a fine copy of this exceptionally rare children's book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Four manuscript ships' logs from naval service in Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean]. [Various places at sea], 1866-1877. 4 volumes. Folio (3 volumes) & 4to (1 volume). Manuscript logbooks in English, with 31 manuscript charts and maps (including 7 folding), 14 pencil sketches and 6 watercolours. In their original bindings: 3 half sheepskin, cloth sides; the 4th parchment with a canvas cover.

      Four manuscript ship's logs by Henry J. Jeffreys, tracing his career from cadet to midshipman. The logs track the daily incidents on board many different vessels, including HMS Zebra and HMS Iron Duke. The logs include 31 very fine charts and maps by Jeffreys, as well as several charming pencil sketches and watercolours. Several sections have an attractive manuscript title by Jeffreys, and that of HMS Victoria has a cut-out photograph of the vessel mounted on the title-page.Taken together, the logs present a wonderful picture of life at sea in the 1860s and 1870s. They are particularly interesting for the periods when Jeffreys was posted in Southeast Asia. He often sailed to Singapore, Hong Kong and China, and was posted for several months at Hankow on the Yangtze river. Jeffreys also sailed and charted several parts of the coast of Japan in the 1870s, especially near Nagasaki and Osaka, reflecting the fast-growing involvement of the Western powers with Japan in the first years of the Meiji Restoration.Jeffreys shows himself to be an accomplished draughtsman and the logs are liberally supplemented with his charts and sketches. Of particular notice here is his plan of the sail room of HMS Victoria, a pencil sketch of Ocksen island (near Taiwan) distantly showing the wreck of the English steamer Don, a particularly good watercolour of the coal hulk Bacchus at Plymouth (formerly the frigate Arethusa, completed 1817 and paid off 1836) and chart showing the route of the second launch of HMS Iron Duke around Hong Kong island in 1872. Some water damage but still in good condition internally. The bindings worn and rubbed and one missing its backstrip. Ship's logs presenting a wonderful picture of life at sea in the 1860s and 1870s.

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        El experimentado cazador o perfecto tirador compuesto por D. I.M.G.N. A instancias de un Amigo suyo,que desea poseer la honesta diversion de saber cazar y tirar al vuelo,y corriendo precaverse de los daños que resultan del manejo de la Escopeta,y

      Imprenta de D. Leonardo Núñez, Madrid 1817 - pasta española bien conservada con tejuelo . también prepararse con todo lo más útil y necesario para lograr dicho fin. Tercera edición añadida y aumentada con el Arte de Pescar. 136 págs.

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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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