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        Barnabok, Hans Kongl. Höghet Kronprinsen i underdanighet tillägnad af Samfundet Pro Fide et Christianismo.

      Stockholm, Olof Grahn, 1817.. (2), 106, (4) pp. With 20 plates, of which 19 coloured in contemporary hand. Bound in modern full green calf with gilt titles to spine, new endpapers.. "Fifth, improved edition", a charmingly hand-coloured example of this children's ABC dedicated to the young Crown Prince of Sweden himself. The first edition appeared in 1780, based on the 1772 Neues A.B.C. of Christian Felix Weisse. The work appears to be in a complete state, with handcoloured title page, dedication leaf, 14 leaves illustrating the alphabet alongside coloured vignettes of domestic life, and 3 (of 4) tables of every-day objects on which to practice one's newly-acquired skills. A double-page engraved plate of the entire alphabet bound at the rear of the work probably represents 'Tab. 3'. - Repairs to margins of several plates, alongside occasional old tape repairs to rear and the odd closed tear; a few words torn from Register. Preface dated 1816 bound in after plates but before text, with 4 leaves of what appears to be the preface to the 1780 edition bound in at the end of the work. This ed. not in Cotsen. Only complete institutional copy located in the Royal Library of Sweden. - Willke, pp. 118, 122. Not in most standard children's references.

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        Oeuvres completes. 13 in 24 (statt 25) volumes.

      Paris, Th. Desoer, 1817,. 8vo. Hldr. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel. Modernes Hldr. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel.. Fast vollständige Ausgabe der Schriften Voltaires mit den correspondences, lettres et dictionnaire philosophiques... sowie tables analytique et raisonee des matieres u. den indices, leider fehlt Band 1,I (Vie de Voltaire, theatre:Oedipe, Fragmens d'Artemire, Mariamne, Brutus, Eryphile, Zaire). - Folgt der Ausgabe Kehl und bemüht sich um größte Vollständigkeit, Korrekturen und Verbesserungen. - Mehrf. gestempelt zu Beginn u. am Rande je einer Textseite, nur vereinzelt gering fleckig.

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        Der verständige Bauer Simon Strüf. Eine Familien-Geschichte.

      Straubing, F. S. Lerno, 1817.. 2 Bde. L, 502, (2) SS. LXVI, 614 SS. Mit 2 gest. Frontispizen, 2 gest. Titelvignetten, 1 gest. Tafel (F. Karl del. et sc. Passavii) und zahlr. Textholzschnitten. Pappbände der Zeit. 8vo.. Erste Ausgabe. - Über Obstanbau, Pfropfen, Okulieren, Bienenzucht etc. Die Abbildungen zeigen u. a. Gartengeräte. Der bayerische Steuerbeamte J. E. Fürst (1784-1846) beschloß mit 42 Jahren, Landwirt zu werden, "und verfaßte das Buch 'Der verständige Bauer Simon Strüf. Eine Familien-Geschichte' (1817), um sich mit dem Erlös das Kapital zur Hofübernahme zu verschaffen. Er baute in Frauendorf ein Gartenbauzentrum auf und gründete 1822 die 'Praktische Gartenbaugesellschaft in Bayern'. Fürst gab mehrere landwirtschaftliche und gartenbauliche Zeitungen und Magazine heraus" (DBE). - Einbände stark berieben; Rücken fehlen. Bindung etwas gelockert. Teils stärker fleckig; zeitgenöss. hs. Besitzvermerk "W. Richstein" am Vorsatz.

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        Lalla Rookh. An Oriental Romance. Illustrated with Engravings.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1817.. 23.6cm x 15.2cm. viii, 396 (4) pages. Frontispiece portrait illustration of Lalla Rookh. With 12 by the artists: K. Meadows, Edward Corbould and T.P. Stephanoff. Original Hardcover (Beautiful full leather with gilt lettering on spine and ornaments on spine and boards. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Wonderful collector's item.. Lalla Rookh is an Oriental romance by Thomas Moore, published in 1817. The title is taken from the name of the heroine of the frame tale, the daughter of the 17th-century Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The work consists of four narrative poems with a connecting tale in prose.Engaged to the young king of Bukhara, Lalla Rookh goes forth to meet him, but falls in love with Feramorz, a poet from her entourage. The bulk of the work consists of four interpolated tales sung by the poet: "The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan" (loosely based upon the story of Al-Muqanna), "Paradise and the Peri", "The Fire-Worshippers", and "The Light of the Harem". When Lalla Rookh enters the palace of her bridegroom she swoons away, but revives at the sound of a familiar voice. She awakes with rapture to find that the poet she loves is none other than the king to whom she is engaged.

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        Lives of the British Admirals: Containing an Accurate Naval History from the Earliest Periods. 8 volume set

      London C.J. Barrington and J. Harris 1817. G : in Good condition. Cover and spine rubbed and scuffed. Volume II rear joint split. Browning to prelims and occasional spotting throughout. Contents tight and overall G+. Ex-lib. Bookplate on paste-downs of Royal Military College and The Cruising Association on feps A New Edition Half-leather marbled board cover 250mm x 150mm (10" x 6"). 4196pp. Frontispiece engravings. Includes a list of subscribers.

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        History of the Wars Occasioned by the French Revolution, from the Commencement of Hostilities in 1792, to the End of the Year 1816; Embracing a Complete History of the Revolution. 2 volume set

      London W Lewis 1817. G : in Good condition. Cover and spines rubbed. Outer joints cracked with front board of volume I detached. Last 3 leaves of volume I creased and torn at gutter. Last 2 pages of volume II torn, no loss. Some foxing First Edition Brown hardback leather cover 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). x, 1741pp. 35 b/w plates and 5 fold out coloured maps.

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        "A letter to the honorable John Pickering, on the subject of his Vocabulary; or, Collection of words and phrases, supposed to be peculiar to the United States of America"

      Boston: West and Richardson, 1817. Boston: West and Richardson. 1817. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 60 (i.e. 52: pp. 41-48 are omitted in the pagination, as issued); recent quarter maroon morocco, gilt-lettered spine; small tear in title neatly repaired. A vigorous defense of the American language in the form of a detailed critique of John Pickering's Vocabulary (1816), the first dictionary of Americanisms. Much of Webster's arguement is given over to a comparision of British and American usage, and much of what is put forth here was later incorporated into Webster's great quarto dictionary of 1828. & & American Imprints 42858; Sabin 102363; Skeel 712."

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        A Practical Introduction to Botany.and also comprising a Glossary of Botanic Terms.

      Gale and Fenner, London 1817 - Hand colored frontis & 8 colored engravings of leaves, stems, roots, etc. 89pp. 12mo, rebound in full emerald morocco. London: Gale and Fenner, 1817. Slight foxing, but still a near copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay concerning Human Understanding. The Twenty-Third Edition. WALTER PATER'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE

      Printed for F C & J Rivington, W Lowndes [and many others], 18172 vols., 8vo., Twenty-Third Edition; strongly bound in mid-nineteenth century diced calf, sides with decorative gilt frame border, very neatly rebacked in calf to style with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and numbered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in blind, corners worn, lower boards professionally patched, tops and fore-edges mildly chafed and rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the fine nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of T Lovick Cooper of Ingoldesthorpe on front paste-downs. WALTER PATER'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER OF BOTH VOLUMES. To this edition are added six papers extracted from the author's works: I: Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas, on a large Sheet; II: A Defence of Mr.Lock'es Opinion concerning Personal Identity, with an Appendix; III: A Treatise on the Conduct of Understanding; IV: Some Thoughts concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman; V: Elements of Natural Philosophy; VI: A New Method of a Common-Place Book. WORKS SIGNED BY PATER ARE RARE.

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        1) Notes taken from lectures on the theory & practice of physic by N. Smith M.D. (2) Notes taken from Dr. Smith’s lectures on surgery.

      1817-1818, Dartmouth 1817 - Smith, Nathan (1770-1835). (1) Notes taken from lectures on the theory & practice of physic by N. Smith M.D. Manuscript document in the hand of Calvin Hubbard (1795 - post 1846). 92pp. [Dartmouth, 1817-1818]. 154 x 185 mm. Original stiff wrappers, front wrapper inscribed with Hubbard’s name and "Vol. No. 1st / The Prac. Phys." Upper corners of first 5 or 6 leaves gnawed affecting page numerals, small wormhole in upper margin not affecting text. (2) Notes taken from Dr. Smith’s lectures on surgery. Manuscript document in the hand of Hubbard and another unidentified hand. 176, [4]pp. plus 2 blank leaves at the end. [Dartmouth, 1817-1818]. 202 x 165 mm. Original stiff wrappers. Front flyleaf inscribed "Calvin Hubbard’s Book." Minor foxing and dampstaining. Together 2 items. Very good. Smith was one of the great American medical and surgical pioneers, both as an educator and as a promoter of a rational, clinically-based approach to medicine and surgery. He singlehandedly founded Dartmouth Medical School (the fourth oldest medical school in the United States) and was for several years Dartmouth’s sole professor of medicine and surgery. He also participated in founding the medical schools at Yale, Bowdoin and the University of Vermont and taught extensive medical and surgical courses at each. He is noted for his successful operations for cataract and for necrosis of the bone (see Garrison-Morton 4313), his pioneering amputation of the knee-joint (see Garrison-Morton 4450), and for having performed the second ovariotomy in this country following McDowell (see Garrison-Morton 6024). He was also one of the first in the United States to perform vaccination. As a surgeon, Smith "upheld a conservative form of treatment. He acted by using keen and perspective techniques in assessing the needs of the patient and avoided amputation and drastic measures as much as possible" (Kamath and Weissman, p. 37). In medicine Smith campaigned against bloodletting, vomiting, purging and other "heroic" practices used by the physicians of his day, and emphasized the accurate identification and diagnosis-specific treatment of disease. Smith was not a prolific author; his published medical and surgical writings are confined to a few journal articles and his Practical Essay on Typhous Fever (1824; see Garrison-Morton 5022). It is in manuscript collections of Smith’s lecture notes made by his students—collections such as the one we are currently offering—that we find a rich source of information regarding his innovations in surgery and medicine, as well as his exemplary teaching methods. "With every improvement in patient care and surgery, Smith made sure to pass on such advancements to his students, the future generation of physicians. He found instruction to be as important as treating patients. His emphasis on clinical experience rather than theory was in fact ahead of his time, as was evident and most recognizable in his skillful ability to lecture. He used real life examples from his medical practice to illustrate the importance of careful patient examination in order to make an accurate diagnosis" (Kamath and Weissman, p. 37). Smith served on the faculty of Dartmouth’s medical school from 1798 until 1813, when he accepted an offer from the newly founded school of medicine at Yale. However, even after joining Yale’s medical school Smith continued to deliver lectures on the theory and practice of physic and surgery at Dartmouth, Bowdoin and the University of Vermont. The two manuscript notebooks of Smith’s lectures on these subjects that we are offering here were written in 1817 and 1818 by Calvin Hubbard, a native of Springfield, Vermont, who "attended two courses of medical Lectures at the Medical School of Dartmouth College" (Cogswell, vol. I, p. 279) during his apprenticeship with a local physician. Each of the notebooks has an index in Hubbard’s hand in the back. The first notebook covers diseases such as typhus fever, smallpox, measles, mumps, pertus [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Essay concerning Human Understanding. The Twenty-Third Edition. WALTER PATER'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE

      Printed for F C & J Rivington W Lowndes and many others 1817 - 2 vols., 8vo., Twenty-Third Edition; strongly bound in mid-nineteenth century diced calf, sides with decorative gilt frame border, very neatly rebacked in calf to style with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and numbered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in blind, corners worn, lower boards professionally patched, tops and fore-edges mildly chafed and rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the fine nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of T Lovick Cooper of Ingoldesthorpe on front paste-downs. WALTER PATER'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER OF BOTH VOLUMES. To this edition are added six papers extracted from the author's works: I: Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas, on a large Sheet; II: A Defence of Mr.Lock'es Opinion concerning Personal Identity, with an Appendix; III: A Treatise on the Conduct of Understanding; IV: Some Thoughts concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman; V: Elements of Natural Philosophy; VI: A New Method of a Common-Place Book. WORKS SIGNED BY PATER ARE RARE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay concerning Human Understanding. The Twenty-Third Edition. WALTER PATER'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE

      Printed for F C & J Rivington, W Lowndes [and many others], 1817. Printed for F C & J Rivington, W Lowndes [and many others], 1817. 2 vols., 8vo., Twenty-Third Edition; strongly bound in mid-nineteenth century diced calf, sides with decorative gilt frame border, very neatly rebacked in calf to style with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and numbered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in blind, corners worn, lower boards professionally patched, tops and fore-edges mildly chafed and rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the fine nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of T Lovick Cooper of Ingoldesthorpe on front paste-downs. WALTER PATER'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER OF BOTH VOLUMES. To this edition are added six papers extracted from the author's works: I: Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas, on a large Sheet; II: A Defence of Mr.Lock'es Opinion concerning Personal Identity, with an Appendix; III: A Treatise on the Conduct of Understanding; IV: Some Thoughts concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman; V: Elements of Natural Philosophy; VI: A New Method of a Common-Place Book. WORKS SIGNED BY PATER ARE RARE. . Catalogs: philosophy.

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        Ornithologia Suecica. 2 volumes in one

      [First Edition]. Brown hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Some spotting and occasional browning. Plates cut close with images of six plates trimmed. Library stamp on title. Illustrations bright. 210mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). 317pp, errata; xiv, 277pp. 12 hand coloured plates.

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        Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or Medical Botany: Containing A Botanical, General, and Medical History, of Medicinal Plants Indigenous to the United States. 2 volume set

      First Edition. Half-leather board cover. Cover rubbed with edge and corner wear. Spine worn with outer spine split to volume I. Some offsetting and scattered foxing. Several plates becoming loose. Library stamp to titles and a few text leaves. Overall contents G and illustrations bright and G+. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 273pp; 243pp. 50 hand-coloured plates including one fold-out. Volume II published in 1818. Includes list of subscribers.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Pickering, Secretary of the Suffolk

      , 1817. 1817. Webster Certifies an Apprentice Webster, Daniel [1782-1852]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, to Mr. Pickering, Secretary of the Suffolk Bar]. [Boston], March 29, 1817. Single leaf folded to form 10" x 8" quarto bifolium, written in ink, addressed and franked on verso of fourth page. Fold lines, otherwise fine. A well-preserved item. * A letter of certification for admission to the Suffolk Bar written on behalf of Martin Whiting [d. 1823], who graduated Harvard in 1814 and entered Webster's law office on March 1, 1817. He says Whiting was also admitted to the office of Isaac Fiske, a counselor at law in the County of Middlesex, in September of that year, where he continued his "diligent prosecution of his studies from that time to Feb. 10, 1817 in that office." Whiting was admitted to the bar on May 5, 1818. He had a brilliant, though brief, career. One of the nation's foremost advocates, he won several major Supreme Court cases in rapid succession. Davis, Bench and Bar of Massachusetts 1:556.

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        Conversations sur l'economie politique

      J.J. Paschoud, Conversations sur l'Economie Politique, dans lequelles on expose d'une manière familiere les élémens de cette science, par l'Auteur des Conversations sur la Chimie'. Traduites de l'Anglois.This is a very clean, very good copy of the rare first edition published in 1817 in Geneva. A few pages are lightly browned but there is no foxing and no annotations.There is a contemporary owner's signature - Calandrini - on the half title page. Book is complete including preface, table of contents, errata and alphabetic listing. XVIII plus 518 pages. Nineteenth century unspectacular hardboard and cloth cover.

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        The Works of The Right Honourable Lord Byron

      London: John Murray, 1817-18 - 6 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Full calf with gilt bands on an inked background, twin labels and ornate gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards, a typical fine Regency style. The title page in volume first states 'in five volumes', the sixth volume states 'in six volumes'. Slight rubbing but with no cracking or loss. A charming set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Horrible Rape and Murder!! The Affecting Case of Mary Ashford

      1817. "Diabolically Ravished, Murdered, And Thrown Into a Pit" [Trial]. Thornton, Abraham [c.1793-1860], Defendant. Horrible Rape and Murder!! The Affecting Case of Mary Ashford, A Beautiful Young Virgin, Who was Diabolically Ravished, Murdered, And Thrown Into a Pit, As She Was Returning From a Dance; Including the Trial of Abraham Thornton, For the Wilful Murder of the Said Mary Ashford; With the Whole of the Evidence, Charge to the Jury, &c. Tried at Warwick Assizes, Before Mr. Justice Holroyd, On the 8th of August, 1817. Taken in Short Hand. To Which is Added Copious Elucidations of this Extraordinary Case; And a Correct Plan of the Spot Where the Rape and Murder were Committed, &c. &c. London: Published by John Fairburn, 1817. [ii], 60 columns (34 pp), 64, [1] pp. Several contemporary newspaper clippings concerning this case pasted to final leaf, rear wrapper and verso of title page. Woodcut folding map of crime scene. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers, untrimmed edges. Some soiling and edgewear, spine and fold-lines of table reinforced, fore-edge mended, some toning to text. Early owner signatures and annotation to front wrapper and map (not the image side), interior otherwise clean. * "Third Edition." Abraham Thornton, a bricklayer, "was accused of rape and murder after attending a dance where he became intimate with a gardener's daughter named Mary Ashford. They left the dance together and her body was found the next morning in a deep pool of water near a local footpath. Thornton was tried at the Warwick assizes on 8 August 1817. Since the marks on Mary's body were not necessarily inconsistent with Thornton's claim that she had consented to sexual intercourse, and since the times on the morning in question when Thornton was seen walking home to Bromwich suggested he could not have been with her when she met her death, the jury found him not guilty. The case aroused much interest and reminded people of a similar murder of a local woman a year earlier. Many were convinced of Thornton's guilt and he was assailed in local and London newspapers. A group collected around the Birmingham solicitor William Bedford invoked the old legal process of 'appeal of murder,' by which a person acquitted of murder could be tried again for the same offense. This process was generally regarded as obsolet

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population (Three Volume Set)

      John Murray, 1817-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Complete three volume set. London: John Murray, 1817. xvi, 496 pp; iv, 507 pp; 500 pp. The fifth edition with important additions. Complete in three volumes. Original boards with later quarter cloth binding, red hand-lettered spine labels. Protective mylar covers. Bindings fairly sturdy. Easily erasable tiny pencil marks and some notes in pencil, mostly in margins, on many pages; most of which have been erased. Former owner's name on front paste downs. Some spotting to covers. Blank endpapers of first volume removed; tape repair on one page. Good condition overall. A solid set.A greatly revised and expanded edition of Malthus' most famous work, the second to last published during his lifetime. Contains revisions of his views on rent, a deeper look at how the political organization of states was determined by population and what limits to population growth were already occurring in Europe, and an appendix with replies to critics. An enormously influential (and controversial) work that inspired Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Printed by W. Clowes in London, which remains in business to this day.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the Geology of the United states of America; with some remarks on the Effect Produced on the Nature and Fertility of Soils, by the decomposition of the different classes of rocks

      Philadelphia: Printed for the Author by Abraham Small. 1817. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Inscribed by the author at the top margin of the title page, ''To the Agriculture Society of Cornwall, from the Author.'' 1817, First Edition. 127 pp., with fold-out map and fold-out illustrated chart, both hand- colored. Disbound, though the text-block has been rebacked and is now intact, with new endpapers. Bright, clean contents. Both plates in excellent condition; the fold-out map with slight wrinkling, and one shallow snag. The top edge appears to have been slightly trimmed, including the tops of a few letters of the author's inscription. Minor worming to the top and bottom margins; binder's stamp on the front blank page. An inscribed copy in recent leather sold at auction for 1,200 GBP at Bonhams in 2011. Digital images available upon request.

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        VIAGGIO PITTORICO DELLA TOSCANA. Edizione seconda rivista ed accresciuta dall?autore.

      per Giovanni Marenigh 1817 In-24 gr. (mm. 146x96), 6 voll., mz. pergam. con ang. coeva, tit. in rosso e nero al dorso, pp. XX,365; 338,(2),XII; 284,III; 283,(3),III; (2),III,310; (2),298,(4),XI; con ritratto dell?A. disegnato ed inc. in rame da F. Fournier, molto ben illustrato f.t. da 213 pregevoli tavole inc. all?acquaforte, tutte descritte. L?Indice ne riporta 211 e al ns. esempl. manca la tav. XI del vol. 2° (veduta della cattedrale di Prato); sono invece presenti 3 tavv. in più non indicate in indice: (vol. 1°) veduta di S. Lorenzo (a p. 172) e veduta del palazzo Borghese (con 4 pp. di t., fra le pp. 312 e 313) - (vol. 2°) veduta della Ghiacciaia situata in uno dei viali delle Cascine (con 12 pp. di t. al fine). Fra queste 213 tavole figurano: 1 carta geografica della Toscana più volte ripieg. e 4 piante (ripieg. o a doppia pag.) delle città di Firenze, Siena, Pisa e Livorno. "Seconda edizione" (la prima, in folio, è del 1801-03). Rara e notevole opera per il ricchissimo apparato iconografico che illustra in dettaglio le località più o meno importanti della Toscana. Cfr. Choix de Olschki,I,1222 per la terza ediz. del 1827: ?Ouvrage très intéressant? - Brunet,II,1330. Solo qualche lieve fiorit. o ingiallitura, altrimenti esemplare con barbe ben conservato.

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        Reale Galleria de Firenza Illustrata (12 Vol Set)

      Firenze: Presse Giuseppe Molini E Comp - Excellent 12 volume set 1817-1833, presumed 1st Edition in Italian. 1 volume missing. Books are as follows. Series I - Quadri di Storia vol I, II, III. Series II, Quadro di Vario Generi. Series III - Ritratti di Pittori, vol I, II, III. Series IV - Statue Bassirilievi ec. Series V - Cammei ed Intagli, vol I and II in one book. Each HB book has full tan calf with gilt decor, spines with gilt panels and 4 raised bands, all spine titles in black gilt., with series/volume numbers without decorative overlay. Only Series I vol II has small loss to spine. Top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, each bearing an armorial bookplate of High Legh Library, Cheshire home of the Egerton Family. Of the many incredible line drawing plates, many of which are fold-out, all are present and in fantastic condition, on VG card. All pages tight and bright. A beautiful collection, each book 25x20cm, £1200 the whole set. **Heavy set - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P charges**

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO HUDSON'S BAY IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ROSAMOND. Containing Some Account of The North-Eastern Coast of America and of the Tribes Inhabiting that Remote Region

      London: Printed for J. Mawman, Ludgate Street by R. Watts, Crown Court, Temple Bar, 1817. Pp. [xii], 279. Period rebinding in gilt-framed brown calf, gilt panelled spine, new endpapers, edges left untrimmed. Folding frontispiece map, 4 engraved plates with new tissue guards, 2 woodcuts within the text. A very clean, very bright, very good copy. Pages 256-279 contain "A Vocabulary of the Language of the Cree or Knisteneaux Indians, Inhabiting the Western Shores of Hudson's Bay. Presented to the Author by a Trader who had resided Thirty Years in that Country". "The journal, covering the period May-Nov. 1814, includes extended observations on Indians and Esquimaux ..." - TPL 976.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Octavo.

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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. Shakspeare Press..., 1817. First edition. Reference: Windle A28; Jackson 40.. Very Good/First and only edition (upon publication, Dibdin destroyed the plates in front of his friends at the Roxburghe Club). The text continues the dialogues begun in Dibdin's Bibliomania (1809), and ranges widely over topics that would seem endlessly dull to anyone not fascinated with the world of books and collecting, anyone, that is, not touched by (Dibdin coined the term) bibliomania. This set belonged to the liberal statesman, later Viceroy of India, George Frederick Samuel Robinson, the Marquess of Ripon and contains his bookplate in each volume. His father, Frederick John Robinson, was prime minister of Great Britain in 1827-28. Price reflects poverty of plates. Extra shipping charges apply.. Octavo (26 cm); 3 volumes. [vi], vi, [ii], ccxxv, 410, [2]; [iv], 535, [3]; [iv], 544, [4] pages, and 34 (of 38) plates (lacks the "Presentation in the Temple," which was not ready at the time of publication and is present, according to Jackson, "in only a few copies," as well as two facsimiles of illuminated capital initials and a facsimile from a book of hours). Bound in later half brown diced calf with pebbled cloth covers, five raised bands on spine, dark brown leather spine labels, top edges gilt. Labels flaked a little at corners, covers rubbed along edges and joints. Occasional staining of pages or plates.

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        Essai sur le Paysage dans lequel on traire des diverses méthodes pour se conduire dans l'etude du paysage suivi de courtes notices sur les plus habiles peintres en ce genre,ouvrage utile aux amateurs

      Chez Treuttel et Wurtz,Libraires, 1817. Relié reliure d'epoque. plein veau. filets dorés sur les plats. dos lisse orné de fdessins dorés et vignette de titres noir. titres dorés. bas du dos rogné par un vers dans le bas de la charniere qui n' a pas entamé l'ouvrage:à l'intérieur la charniere est visible sur le bas de page mais de maniere discrete. le cuir du bas du dos est frotté (photos a la demande). la reliure est solide cependant. une etiquette blanche contre collée en haut de la page blanche de garde avec une mention au crayon à papier:"relieure de Paris". sur le papier à la cuve du plat une vignette papier contre collée marquée"LECARPENTIER" en letres d'imprimerie. un manque de papier en bas de ce papier à la cuve discret. papier en excellent etat à l'intérieur sans aucune rousseur. les coins ne sont pas frottés. marges larges. toutes les tranches sont marbrées. une petite tâche d'encre sur le dos du plat.

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        On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation

      London: John Murray,, 1817. Octavo (215 × 133 mm). Contemporary calf, gilt Greek key roll border to covers, neatly rebacked, sprinkled edges. Corners and lower edge worn. Occasional light foxing to outer leaves and the odd stain, errata corrected in a contemporary hand and ink side-ruling to one leaf. A very good copy. First edition of Ricardo's fundamental contribution to the science of economics, one of 750 copies. Ricardo is credited with the first systematic and scientific approach to economics; his exact mathematical approach and careful deductive methods provided a model for future texts in the field. Ricardo's interest in political economy was aroused in 1799 by a chance reading of Adam Smith. While he enjoyed cordial relations with Malthus, his economic views were decidedly anti-Malthusian. In 1815 he was urged by James Mill and others to set out a systematic account of his own theories. This led to the publication of the Principles, the result of little more than six months sustained work on his part. The "principal problem in political economy" as he defines it, is the "laws" which regulate "the natural course of rent, profits and wages" over time ("Preface"). However, his book covered not only those laws but also a newly developed labour theory of value, the theory of international comparative advantage, monetary theory, the influence of taxation, and strictures on the writings of his predecessors and contemporaries.

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        État de l'agriculture dans le royaume des Pays-Bas pendant l'année 1814 (-1828). Publié par ordre du Ministre pour l'Instruction Publique, l'Industrie Nationale et les Colonies (1823 abweichend "publié par ordre du Ministre pour l'Industrie Nationale et les Colonies").

      Impr. de l'État [auch: du Gouvernement] bzw. Brüssel, Stapleaux/Picard, La Haye, 1817 - 15 Jahrgänge in vier Bänden (= Alles). La Haye, Impr. de l'État [auch: du Gouvernement] bzw. Brüssel, Stapleaux/Picard 1817-30. 20 x 13 cm. Mit einigen gefalteten Tabellen. Uniforme zeitgenössische Pappbände mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern. Einbände etwas fleckig, Rücken etwas gebräunt. Stellenweise wasserrandig oder stockfleckig. OCLC 72755544. OCLC 560430822 (British Library, only 3 vol.) Erschien auch auf Niederländisch ("Staat van den landbouw in het Koningrijk der Nederlanden"). Band 1 abweichend: "Tableau de l'agriculture pendant l'année 1814, avec un rapport sur ce qui a eu lieu à l'époque de l'épizootie à Utrecht pendant les années 1813-1814 par G. Wttewaal". 1815-17 mit dem Zusatz "(Provinces septentrionales). Die Bde. 2 und 3 (für 1815 und 1816) sind in Brüssel erschienen bei Adolphe Stapleaux, Bd. 7 und 8 (1820 und 1821) in Brüssel bei Picard Kaum auffindbare Zeitschrift zum Agrarwesen, lediglich drei Jge. online zugänglich (1827 aus der "Kress Library of Business and Economics" der Harvard University; 1822 UB Gent, 1814 google books). Der Luxemburger Verbundkatalog [zum Zeitpunkt des Erscheinens zum Königreich der Niederlande gehörig] weist lediglich die Jahre 1815-17 nach. Selbst in niederländischen Bibl. meist nur in einzelnen Jg. vorhanden. Bei den vier niederl. Bibliotheken, die unter OCLC 72755544 gelistet sind, z.B. UB Twente nur Jg. 1828, Utrecht Jge. 1815-23. Einbände etwas fleckig, Rücken etwas gebräunt. Stellenweise wasserrandig oder stockfleckig. Uniforme zeitgenössische Pappbände mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern.

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        Autographed Letter Signed as President

      Washington, 1817. unbound. Outstanding autographed letter signed as President, 4to, 2 pages, Washington, October 2, 1817, marked "Private" to an unknown recipient, reaching out to the family of the late Vice-President and Signer Elbridge Gerry (who are almost destitute) by appointing his son Surveyor of Boston and remarking on his triumphant Grand Tour of New England, in small part: "...Young Mr. Gerry...on a belief that his education at Cambridge, and under Col. Austin, with whom he was studying law, at the time of the death of his father, qualified him for the office [Surveyor of Boston], being a young man of fair moral character. I own also that the situation of his Mother and sisters, the widow and daughters of the late Vice-President, who signed the Declaration of Independence and rendered other meritorious services in our revolution, has interested me in a very visible manner. They as I know, in great distress. He will be their prop and support, as I confidentially believe...Mr. Crawford will offer the surveyor ship...which is, I hear, vacant. I feel and shall be happy to...in any way, to make him render useful services to his Mother and sisters, so for as may be proper and practical." [Monroe proceeds to discuss the success of his Grand Tour.] "I returned here in good health, not withstanding the great fatigue, to which I was imposed in my late tour. I look back with great interest at the incidents attending it, and particularly at the strong proofs it afforded, that we were throughout the Union, one people. I trust that we shall always remain one." This letter is boldly signed and in excellent condition. Fifth President of the United States.

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        ESSAI SUR L’ORIGINE DES CORPS ORGANISES ET INORGANISES, et sur quelques phénomènes de physiologie animale et végétale.

      - Paris, Mme Veuve Courcier, imprimeur-libraire, 1817. In-8 cartonnage ancien à la bradel, (VI+316+16pp). 1- De l’origine des corps organisés; 2- de l’économie animale et végétale; 3- de l’origine des corps inorganisés. Coiffes et coins un peu frottés, sinon exemplaire en très bon état, papier pratiquement dépourvu de piqûres.Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Medical Botany, being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States...

      Boston: Published by Cummings and Hilliard, at the Boston Bookstore, no. 1, Cornhill, 1817[-1820]. Three volumes: xi, [17]-197, [1] p., XX leaves of plates; xvi, [15]-199, [1] p., leaves XXI-XL of plates; x, [11]-197, [1] p., leaves XLI-LX of plates; 26 cm. The sixty color plates are a landmark of American book illustration. Each volume has the pencil signature of "Benjamin Jones Perry, Montgomery County Maryland" Perry (1805-1889) moved his practice to Washington, D.C. in 1860. Austin, R. B., Early American Medical Imprints, 205. Stock#OB950. Full tree leather; hinges expertly repaired; VG.

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China;

      London: John Murray,, 1817. Comprising a Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the voyage to and from China, and of the Journey from the Mouth of the Pei-Ho to the Return to Canton. Interspersed with Observations upon the Face of the Country, the Polity, Moral Character, and Manners of the Chinese Nation. Quarto (271 x 208 mm). Contemporary calf, red morocco label, flat spine, gilt tooling to compartments, single undulate rolled panel to the sides, zig-zag edge-roll in blind, edges sprinkled brown. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece, and 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates with tissue-guards, large folding general map and 2 full-page charts. Rubbed at the extremities, craquelure to spine, stabilised and restored, some restoration also to the joints, text-block just lightly browned, frontispiece and small maps somewhat spotted, the aquatints with just faint off-setting from the text, overall a very good copy. First edition. Account of Lord Amherst's ill-fated embassy to China by the "third commissioner". Amherst's refusal to kow-tow to the emperor meant that negotiations were short-lived, and on the voyage home the party was shipwrecked off the coast of Sumatra, only reaching Batavia after "a perilous journey of several hundred miles in an open boat." (ODNB). Ellis's account contains not only his commentary on events, and his impressions of the Chinese, "whom he considered xenophobic, ultra-traditional, and 'uninteresting'", but also his record of his interview with Napoleon at St. Helena on the return voyage, an account which the ex-emperor hotly disputed. The "much prized" aquatints (Hill) are from sketches by the Hon. Charles Abbot, later Lord Chichester, who was on board the Alceste as a "passenger" having previously studied at the Royal Naval College. Henry Ellis was the illegitimate son of the fourth Earl of Buckinghamshire, was raised in his father's house, educated at Harrow and William Nicholson's academy in Soho, before joining the East India Company in 1805, in 1808 becoming assistant to Sir John Malcolm. He accompanied Lord Minto on his mission to Sind in 1809, and in 1810 was with Malcolm in Persia, the first of a number of important missions to the region with which Ellis was connected. Following his return from China Ellis was elected for Boston in the election of 1820, but sat only briefly as he had accepted the posts of Deputy Colonial Secretary and Commissioner of Stamps in Cape Town (1820-4). He subsequently held a number of minor governmental posts, was briefly ambassador in Persia (1835-6), and headed an abortive trade mission to Brazil in 1842. He died in 1855. This copy with the Stratton Street library bookplate with ducal coronet of Harriot, Duchess of St. Albans to the front pastedown - formerly the "darling of the frivolous London stage"; mistress then wife of Thomas Coutts, one of the wealthiest men in Britain; becoming a successful businesswoman in her own right; much lampooned and caricatured, Harriot Beauclerk is one of the most intriguing women of her time.

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        Historical Collections Relative to the Town of Belfast: from the Earliest Period to the Union with Great Britain

      Printed and Sold by George Berwick, Belfast. 1817. First edition, xvi, 496pp., presentation inscription from the editor to Julian Hibbert, endpapers water-stained, some browning to text, recent quarter calf, red morocco title label to spine, uncut.

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        "The Basis of National Welfare : Considered in Reference Chiefly to the Prosperity of Britain, and Safety of the Church of England : with an Examination of the Parliamentary Reports on Education, the Police, the Population of Parishes....." ". ...and the Capacity of Churches and Chapels : and a Further Illustration of the Chief Facts Noticed in ""The Church in Danger"" : in a Second Letter to the ... Earl of Liverpool, K. G."

      "London : Printed By Nichols, Son, And Bentley ... For F. C. And J. Rivington ... J. Hatchard ... And E. Llopyd ..." "London : Printed By Nichols, Son, And Bentley ... For F. C. And J. Rivington ... J. Hatchard ... And E. Llopyd ...", 1817. 1st Edition. "Physical desc. : viii, 374, [2] p. ; 22 cm. Subject: Liverpool, Robert Banks Jenkinson, Earl of, 1770-1828. Church and state - Great Britain. Bookplate of William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury. Minor shadow staining to the prelims." "Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

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        Memorie istoriche di Antonio Allegri detto il Correggio.

      dalla Stamperia Ducale MDCCCXVII (1817).. 3 voll. di cm. 21,5 x 15 così composti:vol. I (anno 1817) con tutte le notizie fino ad allora note sul Correggio: 5 cc. nn. (con un ovale di cm. 10 contenente il ritratto del Correggio disegnato da D.Dossi e inciso da G. Rocca) + pp. 280 + pp. VII di tavole cronologiche;Vol. II (anno 1818) dedicato alle fonti: 3 cc.nn.+ pp. 279 + 4 cc. nn. di indici + 4 tavv. di cui 3 più volte ripiegate (fac-simile di manoscritto, albero genealogico, affreschi);Vol.III. (anno 1821) con lettere di scrittori che tratano del Correggio e lettere di artisti cinquecenteschi: pp. XI + 297 + 3 cc. nn. di indici.Tutti i volumi stampati su carta forte e rilegati in cartonato d'epoca ricoperto di carta decorata con tasselli di carta manoscritti al dorso e capitelli.Carta fresca e pulita, legature solide; solo qualche macchia e lieve traccia d'uso alle copertine.

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        Ornithologia Suecica. 2 volumes in one

      G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Some spotting and occasional browning. Plates cut close with images of six plates trimmed. Library stamp on title. Illustrations bright [First Edition] Brown hardback cloth cover 210mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). 317pp, errata; xiv, 277pp. 12 hand coloured plates.

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        Rules and orders to be observed by the Union Society, Macclesfield. Founded January 28th 1783. revised by the committee.

      P. Hall,, Macclesfield 1817 - A very rare set of Friendly Society regulations, with additonal evidence of their operation in the form of slips and notes of payment to a member. Though the history of this form of co-operative insurance goes back to early times it is considered to have formally begun in England with the Acts encouraging their formation of the late eighteenth-century. Thousands of such societies sprang up at the opening of the nineteenth century. Though initially encouraged, they were also viewed with suspicion in some quarters as hot-beds of political sedition. The Macclesfield rules are notable in this respect, being insistent on the exclusion of all topics of political or religious dispute in meetings, anyone contravening was to be either fined or expelled. 8vo (220 × 135 mm.), pp .[ii], 20, [2] including "Table of the Society's Monthly Meetings, until 1900." Title with wood-engraved beehive ornament, another ornament at end, royal arms to Magistrate's licence at end. Stitched in the original blue paper wrappers. Some light dampstaining and fraying. Old sellotape repairs to first leaf and upper cover with resulting staining. Early manuscript notes (dated 1819-20) to first leaf and 2 slips loosely inserted (one printed) recording payments made to member Joseph Turner of Tytherington during a winter illness. A fragile item, but very good. [Not in COPAC or the BL catalogue.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity.

      London, Robinsons. 1798 - plates watermarked 1817 - 4to, contemporary three quarter red morocco, gilt, black morocco label to top cover, rebacked using original backstrip. 62 sepia aquatint plates including title. This copy interleaved, probably at the time of rebacking, with a few engravings and ?photogravure views. The plates particularly nice and fresh. Travel, 178. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed as President

      Washington, 1817. unbound. Outstanding autographed letter signed as President, 4to, 2 pages, Washington, October 2, 1817, marked "Private" to an unknown recipient, reaching out to the family of the late Vice-President and Signer Elbridge Gerry (who are almost destitute) by appointing his son Surveyor of Boston and remarking on his triumphant Grand Tour of New England, in small part: "...Young Mr. Gerry...on a belief that his education at Cambridge, and under Col. Austin, with whom he was studying law, at the time of the death of his father, qualified him for the office [Surveyor of Boston], being a young man of fair moral character. I own also that the situation of his Mother and sisters, the widow and daughters of the late Vice-President, who signed the Declaration of Independence and rendered other meritorious services in our revolution, has interested me in a very visible manner. They as I know, in great distress. He will be their prop and support, as I confidentially believe...Mr. Crawford will offer the surveyor ship...which is, I hear, vacant. I feel and shall be happy to...in any way, to make him render useful services to his Mother and sisters, so for as may be proper and practical." [Monroe proceeds to discuss the success of his Grand Tour.] "I returned here in good health, not withstanding the great fatigue, to which I was imposed in my late tour. I look back with great interest at the incidents attending it, and particularly at the strong proofs it afforded, that we were throughout the Union, one people. I trust that we shall always remain one." This letter is boldly signed and in excellent condition. Fifth President of the United States.

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        Chansonnier français ou Etrennes des Dames; rédigé par quelques convives du Caveau Moderne, et des Soupers de Momus, XIV année

      1817 à Paris, chez Caillot, libraire, 1817 - in 12 (13 x 8 cm), 252 + (12) pages. Illustration d'un frontispice d'un chevalier jouant sous le drapeau royal et gravé en noir par R. Delvaux. Reliure plein maroquin rouge de l'époque, plats avec roulette décorative dans filets d'encadrement doré, roulette intérieure, dos richement orné de petits fers et de deux fers à la rose, toutes tranches dorées. Ex-Libris gravé sur contre-plat de la famille Rigault dont Louis (1775-1823) fut le bibliothécaire particulier de Bonaparte. Somptueuse reliure en maroquin pour ce petit ouvrage de chansons extraites du registre du groupe des Soupers de Momus ou du Caveau Moderne, deux groupes du XIXè siècle de la société du Caveau créée en 1729, association festive et chantante. C'est d'ailleurs la dernière année du Caveau Moderne, alors que le groupe des Soupers de Momus est alors assez récent, car fondé en 1813 par Pierre-Joseph Charrin. On trouve donc des chansons de membres des Soupers de Momus voire du Caveau Moderne sachant que la plupart des membres du second groupe rallieront Les Soupers de Momus à partir de 1817 - Reliure en très bon état avec d'infimes frottements, intérieur très frais, TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE

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        The Last Hour of a Contested Election for M.P

      London: published by Robert Pollard, Apr. 5th [1817]. Aquatint with roulette work printed in brown, coloured by hand, by R. Havell after Polllard. 14 3/8 x 20 1/4 inches. A classic Pollard image from the great age of coaching: "a pair of postchaises are racing to the polling booth" (Selway "The Regency Road" p. 57). James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing. In all his work he took great pains over accuracy: the present work by J.J. Audubon's engraver Robert Havell shows the frantic efforts of the postillions to get the occupants of two postchaises to the polling booth in the city visible in the backgorund. The genius of artist and engraver is that the image conjures up not only the sight but also the sounds of the race: the cries of the postillions, the huzzah of the enthusiastic occupant of the nearer carriage, the horses hooves and the iron-clad wheels on the road - in a couple of minutes the postchaises will be gone, the excitement fading into the distance, leaving only a calm horizontal plume of slowly-settling dust to confirm their passing. Selway James Pollard pp.40-41; Selway Regency Road 8; Siltzer p. 214; Snelgrove Pollard 33.

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        Geographische Oefeningen; of Leerboek der Aardrijkskunde, met XX Genommerde Kaarten, naar de Nieuwste Ontdekkingen en Volgens de Tegenwoordige Verdeeling der Landen, Opgemaakt uit de Beste Schriften en Nieuwst Andkaarten

      Johannes van der Hey, Amsterdam 1817 - This is the 1817 abridged second edition of the 1816 first edition. Original card covers. Three loose sections (a few loose pages at the beginning) and 20 loose, hand-coloured maps. Page in French on "Nouvelles des Etats-Unis" from 1851 glued onto inside back cover. No proper spine, bound from cover to cover by two strips. Some small pen annotations on a couple of pages (including inscription on inside front cover). 305pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Portion of signed manuscript letter from John Oxley to Governor Macquarie

      Bathurst,: around 30 August, 1817.. Laid paper sheet measuring 203 x 108 mm., slightly chipped and a little toned, yet very good condition. Boldy signed section of a draft manuscript letter written by surveyor-general John Oxley to Governor Lachlan Macquarie, reporting the results of his 1817 explorations in the interior of New South Wales. In our experience manuscript material relating to Oxley is very scarce.Oxley is renowned for his role in early inland exploration, and served for many years as surveyor-general of the colony. Ambitious and enterprising, he was also a significant landholder and grazier in the Sydney basin and an active (although often unsuccessful) entrepreneur with interests in the Australian Agricultural Company and the Bank of Australia.Between March and late August 1817 Oxley was dispatched by Macquarie to determine the course of major inland rivers. Accompanied by the gifted surveyor and artist George Evans, Oxley and his party followed the course of the Lachlan for some two months before it dispersed into a seemingly endless myriad of marshes.Upon returning to Bathurst at the close of August, Oxley wrote up his findings for the Governor (dated 30 August). This manuscript is a portion of a preliminary draft of this letter from Oxley to Macquarie. A complete copy of another draft is held by the Mitchell library and was included in the recent exhibition on the life and times of Lachlan Macquarie. The finished letter was included as an appendix to his Oxley's Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales (London, 1820), noteworthy as the first major book of Australian inland exploration.Comparison of extant passages within this draft manuscript with the finished letter reveal some differences of wording. Nonetheless, the content remains clear - namely the disappointing termination of the inland rivers into unusable marsh country. In this manuscript portion Oxley writes of the fate of one such river, anticipating it will not reach 'part of the Coast, or flow into an interior sea, than that its waters will be found to be lost and wasted in a manner similar to those of the Lachlan'.

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        Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water, Thirty Miles round the British Metropolis; Illustrated in a Series of Engravings, Coloured after Nature: with an Historical and Topographical Description of the Country

      Islington: Printed for J. Hassell. 1817 & 1818. First Edition. Hardcover. Large paper copy bound in contemporary green calf, boards ruled in gilt and blind, spines with gilt decoration and contrasting labels bearing gilt titles, labels chipped, joints rubbed and a little surface wear to boards in a few places, marbled endpapers with bookplate (Marr Johnson) to front pastedowns, a little light foxing else internally clean and bright, illustrated with 120 hand coloured aquatint plates. , John Hassell (1767-1825) was an English watercolour painter, primarily of landscapes, who also found employment as a drawing-master, illustrator, writer and publisher. He first appeared as an exhibitor at the Royal Academy, in London, in 1789 with a 'View of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain' and he would exhibit nineteen more paintings there over the next thirty years. Over that period he also published a range of topographical works illustrated with aquatints from his own drawings. These include 'A Tour of the Isle of Wight' (1790), 'A Picturesque Guide to Bath, Bristol Hot-Wells, the River Avon and the Adjacent Country' (1793), 'Views of Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Seats … in the Counties Adjoining London' (1804), 'Picturesque rides and walks, with excursions by water, thirty miles round the British metropolis' (1818), and 'Excursions of Pleasure and Sports on the Thames' (1823). In addition to these he wrote a number of works on painting and drawing, and a life of his friend, the painter George Morland, which was published in 1806. , 8vo 8.75" by 5.5", viii + 249 [xi] & 272 [xii] pp .

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        TRATADO DEL INJERTO

      Oficina de Don Francisco Martínez Dávila, Madrid 1817 - 232 pág + lámina grabado plegada 22x16 cm Tapa dura, holandesa Ligeramente moteado Tratado del injerto, en que se explica todo lo correspondiente al arte de injertar: división general de los frutales; tiempos de injertar; injertos de pua; injertos de yema; etc.

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