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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 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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      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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        Essay on Burns

      London - Longman, Hurst, Reese, Orme and Brown, 1817 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce essay on the treatment of burns in two parts. Covering burns common to miners due to gas explosions. Containing many different case studies, as well as the opnions of many top medical professionals on the treatments of different burns. Condition: Rebound in half-crushed-morocco with marbled boards. Externally smart, though with some light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are quite bright, though with some light background foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Picturesque Views of Ramsgate

      London: H.Moses 1817 - decorated gilt spine and boards, dentelles and top edge. Bound by Burgess of Ramsgate in 1940 (at the cost of one pound five shillings). With 24 superb engravings by Henry Moses and one folding plan of Ramsgate Harbour. There is a degree of foxing, some fraying to a couple of title pages with no loss and a small professional repair to the plan of Ramsgate Harbour, again with no loss. An unusually tall and handsome copy of this difficult title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Sibylline Leaves: A Collection of Poems

      London: Rest Fenner, 1817. First edition. leather_bound. Full brown calf rebacked with escutcheon crescents front and back cover in gilt/No Dust Jacket. 303 pages. 21.5 x 14 cm. This collection, a homage to his relationship with Wordsworth, a recollection and tribute to their mutual relationship with nature. Slight toning endpapers front and back, 19th century book label pastedown front cover, lacking half title and table of contents, black leather spine label printed in gilt.

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        La divina commedia con tavole in rame.

      ALL'INSEGNA DELL'ANCORA 1817 - 1819 Firenze, nella Tipografia all?Insegna dell?Ancora, MDCCCXVII (1817) ? MDCCCXIX (1819). Quattro volumi in folio grande (mm. 450). Mezza pelle moderna con fregi e titolo dorato al dorso. 1) pp. (6), 208 e XLIV tavole. 2) pp. (2), 210 e XL tavole. 3) pp. 1 c. b, 206, 1 c. b. e XLI tavole. 4) 1 c.b, (2), XI, 251 con la vita di Dante, annotazioni e commenti. Bella edizione, non facile a trovarsi completa di tutti i volumi, con in totale 124 (di 125) belle tavole incise da Lapi, Masselli, Lavinio e Adamolli. Manca la tavola n. IX al primo volume e (2) pagine finali, non del testo, al secondo. Ex libris ? Principis Buccher ex bibliot ? applicato ai frontespizi. Bruniture sparse e qualche lieve gora marginale, a poche pagine.

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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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        General Atlas, being a collection of Maps of the World and Quarters, their principal empires, kingdoms, &c. . (Price 7 dollars 50 cents) .

      - Philadelphia: Published by M. Carey & Son, 1817. Folio. (16 5/8 x 11 inches). Letterpress title (incorporating a list of the maps). 24 engraved maps, all hand-coloured in outline. Period manuscript numbering in the upper right corner of each map. Expertly bound to style in half calf over period marbled paper covered boards, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt roll tools, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. An apparently unrecorded variant of Carey's General Atlas, here dedicated to the world outside of the U.S. Mathew Carey published the first American Atlas in 1795 (containing 21 maps) and the first General Atlas in 1796 (containing 45 maps). He republished the 1796 General Atlas in 1800, 1802 and 1804 and would publish a "second edition" of the atlas in 1811. That second edition was substantially the same as the preceding, containing the maps from the 1804 General Atlas with the addition of a map of Louisiana from his 1805 pocket atlas. In 1814, Carey published a "third" edition of the General Atlas, the first major revision of his famed atlas, which contained 58 maps, and is considered by many to be the most desirable. That atlas contains 32 entirely new maps, and many of the remaining 26 maps underwent substantive changes to the plates to update the cartography. The present atlas, complete with 24 maps, is an unrecorded variant of the third edition. The title is slightly different (i.e. "General Atlas" rather than "Carey's General Atlas"), and the number of maps has been reduced to 24 by leaving out all of the State maps, and most of the other American maps to create an atlas dedicated to the world outside of the U.S. As the maps were selected by Carey from the maps included in his General Atlas, the plate numbering on the maps here is non- sequential, but conforms precisely to the list on the title page, and each map includes period sequential manuscript numbering in the upper right corner . The maps in this rare edition are: 1. A map of the world from the best authorities. 2. A chart of the world, according to Mercators projection, shewing the latest discoveries of Capt. Cook. 3. A New and Accurate Map of North America from the best Authorities. 4. The British Possessions in North America from the latest Authorities 5. A Map of the United States of America 6. A New Map of South America From the Latest Authorities 7. Europe 8. Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, from the best authorities 9. Russian Empire. 10. Scotland with the principal roads from the best authorities. 11. An accurate map of England and Wales with the principal roads from the best authorities 12. A Map of Ireland according to the best authorities 13. Holland or the Seven United Provinces, and the Netherlands 14. Germany 15. France divided into circles and departments 16. Turkey, in Europe and Hungary; from the best authorities. 17. Spain and Portugal. 18. Italy, and Sardinia, from the best authorities. 19. Switzerland According to the best authorities. 20. Poland. 21. Asia According to the best authorities. 22. China, divided into it's great provinces according the best authorities. 23. An accurate map of Hindostan or India, from the best authorities. 24. Africa According to the best authorities. Not in Phillips. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Th. Desoer, Paris 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 raisonée des matiéres u. den indices, leider fehlt Band 1,I (Vie de Voltaire, théâtre:Oedipe, Fragmens d'Artémire, Mariamne, Brutus, Éryphile, 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. gr.

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        Private Memoirs, which, with the Work of M. Hue, and the Journal of Clery, complete the History of the Captivity of the Royal Family of France in the Temple. Translated from the French, with Notes. RARE ACCOUNT OF THE 'TERROR' IN ENGLISH

      John Murray, 1817. Sm. 8vo., First English Edition, small age-mark on half-title verso; contemporary half calf, marbled boards, back ruled in gilt, second compartment with red leather label lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a floral motif, joints cracked (but hinges and binding entirely sound), a most attractive and remarkably crisp, clean copy. Complete with half-title, and 6pp publisher's catalogue (dated February 1817) bound in at end. RARE. We have seen this edition confused with a very similar but shorter (and apparently less elusive) version of Angouleme's memoirs published by Constable in Edinburgh later the same year. NICE COPY OF A KEY DOCUMENTARY RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF FRANCE, THE REVOLUTION AND THE TERROR, AND AFTER CLERY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS OF THE IMPRISONMENT OF LOUIS XVI. . Catalogs: history.

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        Essay on the theory of the earth. With mineralogical notes, and an account of Cuvier's geological discoveries, by professor Jameson.

      Subject: (Paleontologia). Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1817, 8vo legatura in mezza pelle mod. con angoli, fregi dor. al dorso, pp. XXIII-348 con una tav. litografica in antip. e quattro tav. pure litogr. in fine.

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        Militär-Schematismus des österreichischen Kaiserthumes. Wien, Hof- und Staats-Druckerei 1857. Gr. 8°. XXVIII, 1076 S., 2 Bll., 240 S., Goldschn., Ldr. d. Zt. auf vier Bünden mit blindgepr. Deckeln, je 24 kleinen Messingbuckeln, applizierter Messingkrone auf dem Vorderdeckel.

      - Vgl. Pohler III, 509: "Seit 1817 jährlich." - Gering gebräunt und fleckig, 1 Bl. mit Eckausriß, Bll. mit Blattweiser tls. etw. eingerissen.- Der Einband in rotem Leder mit stark reliefierten Deckeln und Seidenvorsätzen, bemerkenswert ferner die Blattweiser aus bedrucktem Pergament, ungewöhnlich schönes Exemplar aus einer bayr. Adelsbibliothek. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        C. Julii Cæsaris, Quæ Extant, Interpretatione Et Notis Illustravit Johannes Godvinus ... in Usum Delphini. the Notes and Interpretations Translated and Improved, by Thomas Clark

      Philadelphia, B. Warner [Etc. ], 1817. 2nd Edition. Description: vii, [9]-410, [6] p. Fold. Pl. , 3 fold. Maps. 22 cm. Notes: "A. Hirtii Commentariorum de bello alexandrino liber; A. Hirtii Commentariorum de bello africano liber unus; A. Hirtii Commentariorum de bello hispaniensi liber": p. [295]-390. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The History and Antiquities of Cathedrals Church's

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green., 1817. The History and Antiquities of the Metropolitical Church's ( 6 volumes, Large paper copies ) By John Britton. Volume 1. Canterbury. Published 1821. 110[4]pp 26 engraved plates. Winchester. Published. 1817. 138[4]pp, 30 engraved plates. Volume 2. York. Published. 1819. 96pp, 34 engraved plates. Norwich. Published 1816. 89[1]pp, 26 engraved plates. Volume 3. Hereford. Published. 1831. vii[1],74pp, 17 engraved plates. Lichfield. Published. 1820. vii[1],74pp, 16 engraved plates. Peterborough. Published. 1828. viii,88pp, 16 engraved plates. Volume 4. Gloucester. Published. 1829. viii,84,18[2]pp, 22 engraved plates. Bristol. Published.1830. x,78[2]pp, 12 plates, 2 text illustrations. Redcliffe Church Bristol. Published. 1813. xii, 40pp, 12 engraved plates. Volume 5. Oxford. Published. 1821. 50pp, 11 engraved plates. Worcester. Published. 1835. xxxii,31[1]16[2]pp, 16 engraved plates. Bath Abbey. Published. 1824.xii,156pp,10 engraved plates. Wells. Published. 1824. viii,130pp, 22 engraved plates. Volume 6. Exeter. Published. 1826. 152pp, 26 engraved plates. Salisbury. Published. 1814. viii,113[1]pp, 31 engraved plates, 3 text illustrations. Books measure 13 ¾ x 10 ½ inches, ( 35x27mm ). Bound in period or early half calf, calf corners, marble boards, gilt title lettering on spine, gilt top edges, others uncut/rough, brown endpapers. Calf rubbed, scuffed with some abrasion wear. All bindings in good clean firm condition with strong hinge joints. Internally, most engraving has paper tissue guard, some occasional light spotting browning. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very good informative work, bound in attractive solid bindings. . Half Calf. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Buffon: Oeuvres complètes. Mises en ordre, précédées d?une Notice sur la vie de l?Auteur, et suvie d?un Discours intitulé: Vue générale des progrès de plusieurs branches des sciences naturelles depuis le milieu de derniere siècle; par le Comte de Lacepède/ Bernard-Germain-Etienne Comte de Lacèpede: Suite et Compément des Oeuvres de Buffon: 1. Histoire naturelle des Quadrupèdes-Ovipares; 2-5. Histoire naturelle des Poissons und hinter dem 5 Eränzungsband eingebunden: Nouvelle Édition (Buffon) - die Supplementbände ohne Auflagenangabe. Zus. 17 Bände (18 Teile): 12 Bände (Buffon) und 5 Ergänzungsbände (Lacepède) sowie 1 weiterer Titel (der Essay von Lacepède) hinter Ergänzungsband 5.

      Zus. über 10000 S.. Mit 2 gest. Titelportraits und zahlr Abbildungen auf 336 Kupfertafeln (einige davon gefaltet). 8°. HLederbände der Zeit mit ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem marmorierten Schnitt Gering berieben und bestoßen; Kapitale und Bezugspapier der Deckel etwas beschabt; Lederecken teils mit winzigen Bezugsläsuren; vereinzelt kleine Bezugspapierläsuren; winzige Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital von Band 2 (kaum bemerkbar); Vorsätze etwas leimschattig; bei einigen Bänden erste und letzte Bll. stärker stockfleckig - ansonsten teils etwas stockfleckig; Tafel 16 in Band 5 (zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen) mit größerem Ausschnitt (Bildverlust); 2 Tafeln in falscher Reihenfolge eingebunden; Die Tafelnumerierung in Band 1 des Buffon beginnt mit Nr. 2 - als Tafel 1 zählt hier das nicht numerierte Portrait Buffons; das Portrait Lacepèdes ist statt im 1. Ergänzungsband ebenfalls in Band 1 des Buffon eingebunden; Die Ergänzungsbände mit dem Rückentitel "Histoire des Buffon". Trotz der beschriebenen kleineren Mängel ein ausgesprochen schönes Exemplar. Graesse I, 566.

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        Tales of my Landlord. [First series]. Second series, Collected and Arranged by Jedediah Cleishbotham.

      Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood;.for Archibald Constable -8 1817 - Two works in eight volumes (four volumes each), first series second edition, second series first edition, 12mo. Uniformly bound in contemporary green half morocco, marbled sides and edges, slight sunning of spines otherwise a handsome set. Todd & Bowden 98Ab & 122Aa.

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        1817 Spain - Cuba ~document 14pg; Decree by King Ferdinand VII~ End of Tobacco Monopoly

      1817 - 1817 Spain ~document 14pg; Decree by King Ferdinand VII~ End of Tobacco Monopoly For auction is a document written at the Royal Court in Spain on June 23, 1817. 14 pages 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. This is very rare and very significant document which is a Royal Decree issued by the King of Spain Ferdinand VII announcing the end of the "Tobacco Monopoly" in Cuba. This important event marked the moment when the tobacco and cigar industry flourished on a global scale. Shortly after this decree took effect hundreds cigar and tabaco brands were created including Partagos (1827), H. Upmann (1844), La Corona (1845) and Romeo Y Julieta (1850). There are 14 pages on which the decree is set out by the King Ferdinand VII. There are 43 articles which created the early framework of legal regulations by which the new Tobacco Industry was to be run by. Translated summary of the document reads as follows; The King has notified the President of Supreme Council of the Indies of the necessity to promote the cultivation of tobacco for the economic prosperity of European and American Spaniards. Spain has the advantage of having a product of much better quality than Brazil and English America. I have consulted with the Council of the Indies and the royal auditors in order to find a way to create the conditions for this economic endeavour to flourish in the island of Cuba, as my predecessors did before me. However, in the past, this economic endeavour suffered from many restrictions, such as the prohibition to trade with other parts of the Spanish Kingdom, i.e, Peru, New Spain, etc. It is my intention to remove the obstacles that prevent the tobacco industry from flourishing in order to benefit my subjects in both hemispheres. In order to achieve that objective, I hereby abolish all the privileges of the Havana tobacco factory. The tobacco producers should establish a guild and make the necessary contributions for its sustenance. In addition, growers who produce more tobacco than the amount allowed for personal use should be subject to a special punitive tax. Foreign ships will not be allowed to transport tobacco. The Royal Exchequer will monitor all transactions related to the tobacco industry. If growers sell tobacco outside this legal regime, their produce will be subject to confiscation. The Havana Customs House will prevent the embarkation of tobacco in cases where duties had not been paid to the Royal Exchequer. There will be a person especially appointed in order to ensure that the producers pay their duties to the Royal Exchequer. This person will discharge his duties under the supervision of the Spanish Ministry of Finance. This person will also be in charge of supervising the transportation of tobacco to other American ports and that their local administration pays the prescribed duties. This person will also liaise with a Bureau of Tobacco Revenue and hand over to them all the documents related to the transactions. This person will also liaise with the administrative personnel in the tobacco factories, ensuring that all the relevant duties are paid. The Mayor of Havana will be responsible for acting as the guarantor for all these transactions. The Council of the Indies has been notified of these legal provisions for their immediate implementation. Signed: The Royal Court, 23/6/1817. THE KING. Martin Garay. Condition; document is in very good condition with some wear. Please see some of my other antique and highly collectible items currently listed for sale. All items are guaranteed to be 100% authentic. Full satisfaction or money back guaranteed. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Combined shipping available. 605

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      Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1817-1820.. Three volumes. 197,[1]; 199,[1]; 197,[1]pp. and sixty color plates comprising ten handcolored copper engravings and fifty plates printed in colors, probably from an etched stone, some finished by hand. Half title in second and third volumes. Contemporary three-quarter maroon calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spines. Minor wear to extremities. Scattered foxing. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Blindstamps on titlepages and some plates. Plates also with some minor foxing. Overall very good. In a half morocco box. The first American book with color-printing, and a foundation work in American botanical studies, notable for its fine plates. Bigelow, a native of Massachusetts, attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he became keenly interested in botany as a student of Benjamin Smith Barton, then a professor of materia medica as well as the leading botanist in the United States. Following his graduation in 1810 he entered private practice in Boston, and himself became a professor of materia medica, at Harvard Medical School, in 1815. His botanizing had already produced his FLORULA BOSTONIENSIS in 1814, and once installed at Harvard he began work on this, his best-known publication. According to Bigelow's own later account, he at first intended to produce the plates for his work by printing engravings and having them hand-colored. He decided that this would be too expensive, since he envisioned an edition of 1000 copies with sixty plates each. Ultimately he printed the plates using aquatint, with the ink applied to the plates "à la poupée," a method by which the different color inks are daubed onto the printing plates with a piece of cloth. Richard Wolfe, in his book on Bigelow, asserts that a process of creating plates by etching stone was used, but recent work by Philip Weimerskirch and others has established that the aquatint process was used, and in fact Bigelow has left us a very specific account of the book's production. Up to this time no one had printed plates by aquatint in the United States, although within a few years emigrant artists such as John Hill were to take the art to a very high standard. In any case, the medium served well, and the plates are very beautiful indeed. Bigelow originally issued his work in six parts, intended to be bound in three volumes, between the fall of 1817 and the spring of 1821; however, the titlepages are dated 1817, 1818, and 1821. The book received favorable notices as it appeared, and one, Walter Channing's review in THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, discussed the production of the plates in particular. Channing names William B. Annin and George Girdler Smith as the engravers and printers of the plates. Once they had become skilled in the printing technique, they were able to produce "several hundred" plates a day. At this rate it must have taken the two men about a year of work to produce all of the plates for the book. Annin is also notable for being one of the first American globe-makers. Bigelow took great care over the physical appearance of his book (many commentators have remarked on the beauty of its typography as well as the plates). In writing to European correspondents he was apologetic about its appearance; he was familiar with what was being done in Europe and knew his pioneering American production was not on the same level. He told his friend, James Edward Smith, that he was "ashamed that the low state of the arts in this country does not suffer us to produce better engravings." Despite his misgivings, AMERICAN MEDICAL BOTANY is a beautiful and significant work in the history of American botany and color printing. BENNETT, p.11. MEISEL III, p.378. PRITZEL 773. BM NATURAL HISTORY I:162. NISSEN (BOTANICAL) 164. AUSTIN 205. Roylance, AMERICAN GRAPHIC ARTS (Princeton, 1990), p.94. Wolfe, JACOB BIGELOW'S AMERICAN MEDICAL BOTANY (1979), passim. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 10.

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      Anonymous manuscript estate map 1817 or earlier. - Manuscript Estate map, on vellum, pen and ink and watercolour wash. 19 x 30 inches. Title within decorative watercoloured Rococo cartouche, surmounted by an eagle; table of reference in the form a scroll; scale of chains and compass rose. Traces of old folds but a fine unfaded example example. The detailed map shows the area between the B2042 Chiddingstone to Sevenoaks road and Borehill Lane, now a footpath, with Idehill to the north, the whole extending about a mile north-south and a half-mile east west. Detailed field boundaries, with field sizes, contain houses, depicted in plan or elevation, and barns, ponds, shaws, gardens, woods, stiles, gates and yards are delineated. Owners of adjacent fields are also indicated. In total 35 fields, 6 woods and shaws, a hop garden and 11 other small enclosures, along with 3 ponds, are depicted. Charles Polhill lived between 1725 - 1805 and the map refers to land belonging to him. It is reasonable to infer that the map was drawn during his lifetime, thus making the latest date for its creation 1805 - certainly the Rococo style was an eighteenth century fashion so most likely the map dates from the late eighteenth century. The reference to Lord Amherst and his purchase of the land are later annotations, probably contemporary with that purchase. KENT MAP NORTH KENT WEALD WEST KENT MAPS- MANUSCRIPTS KENT

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        THE TUNBRIDGE WELLS GUIDE. Or An account of the ancient & present State of that Place. With a particular description of all the Towns, Villages, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Ancient & Modern seats, Founderies &c. within the circumference of sixteen Miles, with accurate Views of the principal Objects.

      Tunbridge Wells: Printed and Sold by J. Sprange. Sold also in London by Rivington's Booksellers St Pauls Ch Yard. 1817 - 12mo. [4] + x x + 332 pp. [2], A-A2,B-B8,C-GG4. illustrated with table and twelve plates, including eight folding, in addition to frontispiece, title vignette and dedication. Bound in contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Calf is frayed and split at top and bottom of spine with some interior stains opposite some plates. Small, contemporary newspaper cutting tipped in, p.206. Otherwise a fine complete copy. Author's address is signed J. Sprange. January, 1815. This copy is a reissue of the 1815 edition and is similar to Goulden 27 but has additional plates, even more than Goulden 28, which has only eleven. It has the preface complete and 'A list of the Lodging Houses', pp.313-320. The colophon, in the name of Clifford, Printer, is on p.332 only. This suggests an intermediate version between John Clifford, taking over from Jasper Sprange (died 1823), his uncle. A very attractive Tunbridge Wells guide with a fine collection of wood engravings, paying particular attention to the major country seats, which are described in detail with lists of paintings. KENT TUNBRIDGE WELLS KENT

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        Naval Occurrences

      Whitehall, London: T. Egerton, 1817. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. A Full and Correct Account of the Chief NAVAL OCCURRENCES of the Late War between Great Britain and The United States of America. Royal 8vo. 24 by 15 cms. ppxv, 528, ccxvi, index. 3 plates. Fore edge untrimmed. Top edge untrimmed so there are many pages never opened and thus in very good condition. Recently rebound in half-leather (blue calf) with marbled paper appropriate to period to boards. Raised bands to spine. Gilt linings to bands. Gilt titles. Blind tooling to boards. New endpapers with paper appropriate to period as approved by BL. Book plate of John, Baron Gretton who has the distinction of being the only sitting MP ever to win an Olympic Gold Medal (he won two yachting golds in the 1900 Games). A fine, collector's item

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        History of the wars occasioned by the French Revolution, from the commencement of hostilities in 1792, to the end of 1816 : embracing a complete history of the revolution, with biographical sketches of most of the public characters of Europe

      London : W. Lewis, 1817. 1st Edition. Text in double colums. Physical desc.: 2 v. : fronts., plates, ports., fold. maps ; 28 cm. Paged continuously. Subjects; France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Referenced by: Sabin, 27334. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Picturesque Rides and Walks

      1817. first edition. Large-Paper Copy of “Picturesque Rides and Walks,”with 120 Hand-Colored Aquatint PlatesHASSELL, J[ohn]. 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 within the Compass of that Circle. London: Printed for J. Hassell…Islington; and sold by all Booksellers, 1817-1818.First edition. Large paper copy. Two octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 213 x 134 mm.). [iii]-viii, 249, [1, blank], [2, “Directions for Placing the Cuts”], [8, index]; [2], 272, [9, index], [1, blank], [2, “Directions for Placing the Cuts”] pp. Bound without the half-titles, as usual. With 120 hand-colored aquatint plates.Contemporary half dark green roan, ruled in gilt, over drab boards. Smooth spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, with the gilt cipher of the Earl of Essex surmounted by a coronet at head of spine. Marbled edges and endpapers. Some scattered light foxing and occasional offsetting from the plates. Pencilled note on the verso of the front free endpaper of Volume I: From the library of the Earl of Essex. Bookplate of John H. Baker on front pastedown of each volume. An excellent copy.Originally issued in twenty-four parts, May 1816-May 1818.“In 1817 was published [Hassell’s] Picturesque Rides and Walks…round the British Metropolis, two dumpy volumes in small octavo. These are copiously illustrated by a hundred and twenty views, which, though small, are charmingly composed and tinted, and make an interesting record of the topography of London and its suburbs in the early part of last century, when Paddington and Kensington were still rural villages. The sixty plates of the first volume are all drawn and engraved by Hassell; in the second volume the majority are by D. Havell after Hassell” (Martin Hardie).Abbey, Scenery, 218. Martin Hardie, p. 140. Tooley 251.

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        The Dance of Life

      London: R. Ackermann, 1817. [2], ii, ii, 285pp, [3]. Modern full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, illustrator to third, remaining panels with urn centrepiece and volute corner pieces, covers with double fillet border and single fillet frame, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Externally very good indeed, with very slight tarnishing to gilt at foot of spine. Internally the page edges are lightly browned, one or two spots of foxing, but generally fairly bright and clean. Previous owners book label to front marbled endpaper. Complete with twenty-six colour aquatints by Rowlandson, with the original wrapper of one part bound in to the front and the rear wrapper bound in at the rear and with the advertisement leaf. Rowlandson Grolier Exhibition Catalogue 38, Tooley 410, Abbey Life 264. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Rowlandson, Thomas. 8vo.

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      New York. 1817.. 356,[3]pp. plus two maps (one folding). Contemporary three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Head and foot of spine lightly worn. Circular hole in titlepage, repaired with older paper, not affecting text. Contemporary manuscript notes on p.29. Minor toning. Very good. Second and best edition of this work. Darby, one of the most respected surveyors of his day, enlarged the first edition of this study of the soil, climate and inhabitants of the area to include the Territory of Alabama and the new state of Mississippi. The folding map shows most of Louisiana, the western part of Georgia, and West Florida. Darby offers an explanation for the map in an additional three pages following the text. His surveying and research efforts became the basis for the Melish map of the U.S. produced in 1818. The large folding map by Melish was issued in a separate portfolio. It is described in the text, but is not part of this work. HOWES D62. CLARK II:196. RADER SABIN 18529. STREETER SALE 4234.

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        Sammlung der vorzüglichsten Schriften über höhere Reitkunst und Pferdekunde.

      2 Kupfertafeln, IV, 420 S., (1 Bl.). Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild (Vordergelenk oben minimal angeplatzt). Schrader 1002 (dieses Werk nicht erwähnt); nicht bei Mennessier de la Lance. - Mit Beiträgen über Hippopsychologie, Fußboden der Stallungen, polnische, ungarische und siebenbürgische Pferdezucht, einen "patriotischen Versuch über die Pferdezucht in Schlesien und ihre Verbesserung", Aphorismen über Pferdezucht usw. - Die beiden Tafeln zeigen siebenbürgische Gestütszeichen und einen gehalfterten Pferdekopf. - Sehr gut erhaltenes, nur minimal gebräuntes und vereinzelt schwach fleckiges Exemplar. Vorsatz mit hs. Eintrag 'Otto no. 547'.

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        Private Memoirs, which, with the Work of M. Hue, and the Journal of Clery, complete the History of the Captivity of the Royal Family of France in the Temple. Translated from the French, with Notes. RARE ACCOUNT OF THE 'TERROR' IN ENGLISH

      John Murray, 1817. Sm. 8vo., First English Edition, small age-mark on half-title verso; contemporary half calf, marbled boards, back ruled in gilt, second compartment with red leather label lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a floral motif, joints cracked (but hinges and binding entirely sound), a most attractive and remarkably crisp, clean copy. Complete with half-title, and 6pp publisher's catalogue (dated February 1817) bound in at end.RARE.We have seen this edition confused with a very similar but shorter (and apparently less elusive) version of Angouleme's memoirs published by Constable in Edinburgh later the same year.NICE COPY OF A KEY DOCUMENTARY RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF FRANCE, THE REVOLUTION AND THE TERROR, AND AFTER CLERY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS OF THE IMPRISONMENT OF LOUIS XVI.

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        Oeuvres de P. Corneille, avec Les Commentaires de Voltaire.

      Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard, Paris 1817 - A very good set in a worn binding; several hinges are mended and some of the leather labels are chipped. Owner's bookplate. 12 volumes. Several charming copper engravings, tissue guards, slim 8vo, 1/2 calf, decoratively blind-stamped spines with gilt tooling (rubbed), marbled boards and edges. Paris: Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1817. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Szene am Zwinger einer Jagdmeute. Der Master und seine Gehilfen öffnen den Zwinger zur Jagd, die Hunde neben Witterung auf, die Reiter sind bereits aufgesessen

      Kolorierte Radierung aus Henry Alken "Sporting Sketches" bei S. & J. Fuller, London 1817. 25x35.5 cm. -

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        Treibjagd mit Meute. Reiter und Hunde in einem mit Sträuchern und Bäumen bewachsenen Gelände, im Vordergrund drei Reiter an einem Gatter, ein Jäger ist abgestiegen, um das Gatter zu öffnen, während neben ihm ein weiterer Jäger im Sprung über die Hecke gesetzt hat

      Kolorierte Radierung aus Henry Alken "Sporting Sketches" bei S. & J. Fuller, London 1817. 25x35.5 cm. -

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        ODES And Other Poems

      London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1817 First Edition of the author's rare first book published when he was nineteen. Sm. 8vo., 144pp. Contemporary half dark blue calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers & marbled edges, elaborated decorated spine gilt. A very good or better copy showing light use. Neele, - January 29, 1798 - February 7, 1828, was an English poet & literary scholar. He began publishing (anonymously) in the Monthly Magazine in 1814, He delivered lectures on Shakespeare at the age of twenty, & others on the history of English poetry in 1826-7 (published posthumously) and on the romance of history in 1827. He produced an edition of The Tempest in 1824 as the start of an intended complete works. [Henry Neele. English Poetry 1579-1830].. 1st Edition.

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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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      London: John Murray,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1817. Hardcover. Disasters; Africa; Shipwreck; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Map; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xvi, 618 pages; Loss of the American Brig Commerce, wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August,1815. With an Account of Tombuctoo, and the Hitherto Undiscovered Great City of Wassanah. 4to, contemp. Marbled boards. & calf corners, 20th-Century tan calf spine & black morocco spine label; hinges reinforced. Folding Map. Scattered, generally light, foxing, light to occasionally moderate foxing to map. But internally generally crisp copy. Sabin 71398. Adt'l graphics of map and frontis available. .

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        THEATRE Des DAMES ou Choix de Jolies Scenes tirees du Repertoire du Vaudeville

      Paris:: Chez Le Fuel,. (n. d.).. 18mo, in 6s. 4-5/8" x 3" [11.8 cm x 7.7 cm]. 1st edition. Ca 1817. [4], 209, [5] pp. Printed by Didot.. Bound in beautiful color printed silk onlays [same design to front & back], affixed to gold boards, with floral motif panel affixed to spine. AEG. Slipcase, also with color printed silk onlays.. General wear to silk panels. One engraving protrudes slightly. A. Very Good copy, in a rubbed slipcase, with 1 cm seam splits at. slipcase opening.. Quite scarce work compiling divers French theatrical pieces from 1792- 1815. OCLC locates 4 cc worldwide, with KVK adding a 5th. . Engraved title, with vignette. Illustrated with 8 full-page copperplate engravings. 1817 calendar at rear, with engraved headpieces by Bosselman.

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        Dionomachia. Poemetto eroi-comico con note.

      - Londra [ma: Livorno], 1817, in-12, br. muta coeva, pp. 12, 146, [2]. Ottime condizioni. Prima edizione di questo poemetto che prende spunto da una disputa fra due villaggi - Borgo e Lucciana - avvenuta nel Cantone di Mariana (Corsica) per il ritrovamento d'un asino morto durante la Settimana Santa. All'interno dell'opera si trova uno dei primi testi pubblicati in corso: le strofe di U sirinatu di Scappinu (canto IV, stanze 6-15). Starace 7496. Raro. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Europe After The Congress of Vienna

      John Thomson, Edinburgh 1817 - Striking large map of Europe with political divisions after the Peace of Paris and Congress of Vienna. The international Congress convened (1814-1815) in order to make new boundaries in Europe after the defeat of Napoleon. Some damp staining, and a slight crease to lower left corner. Map in four sheets, two panels. Engraving with original hand coloring. Each panel measures 20.75" x 49".

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        Zapolya, A Christmas Tale in Two Parts; the Prelude Entitled "The Usurper's Fortune" and the Seque Entitled "The Usurper's Fate "

      1817. Printed for Rest Fenner, Paternoster Row. Full Niger leather with five raised bands to spine. Triple lined gold gilt margins to upper and lower boards. Upper leather board is detached cleanly from book, but present. Elaborately decorated spine with gold gilt and leather pastedown title to spine. Gold gilt upper leaves. A few spots (light foxing) on endpapers, else fine. 128 pages. . Always happy to send detailed photographs on request.. Leather. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Handboek der Paardenkennis, voor den Bürger-en Krijgsstand. 1.-2. Deel. 2 vols. (1. Bevattende de Paardenkennis. 2. Bevattende de Gezondheidsbewaring en geneeswijs van de Ziekten der Paarden).

      Amsterdam, Gravenhage, Van Cleff, 1817. Large uncut and unopened copy in 2 orig. printed boards. Backs a little rubbed and faded, taped in lower part of back. Stamp on titles. (8),XXX,247,128,140,25;(42),VIII,334,63,(10) pp. and 12 folded tables, 16 double-page folded engraved plates (11+5).. First edition. Dealing with all aspects of the training of horses and their medical treatment

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        AN HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL: To Which is Added an COMPLETE HERALDRY of the Same. With Numerous Engravings. ( 2 Volume Set Bound in 3 )

      Congdon, J / Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, Plymouth Dock / Paternoster Row, London 1817 - Set of 3 Books; Volume I, Volume II Part I and Volume II Part II. In Contemporary Brown Full-Leather Bindings with 5 Raised Bands to spines. Gilt Eagle Head in top compartments, Title in 2nds, Author and Vol Nos in 5th and Gilt Decoration in others. Gilt Linear Borders to fronts & backs. Marbled Endpapers. Frontispiece of Vol I has an engraved Full-Length Portrait of John Granville, opposite an Illustrated Title Page ( Both indented by the printing process ), followed by Printed Title Page dated 1817. Illustrated Dedicatory Page, 5 Plates, Fold Out Chart and Tables; Frontis of Vol II Part I has Engraved Illustration of Werrington Park. Printed Title Page dated 1820. Illustrated with 23 Armorial Plates,13 Plates, and In-Text Illustrations; Frontis of Vol II Part II illustrated with a View of Land's End, protected by tissue Guard. Title Page Illustrated with St German's Church. Illustrated with 27 Plates and a Fold-Out Chart of Tin Exports. Vol I has 592 Pages. Vol II Pt I has 564 Pages and Vol II Pt II continues the Pagination to 962, followed by the General Index. 12" Tall. Previous owner's Bookplate with Decorative Monogram SJT on front Endpapers. Edge wear and a little scuffing to leather. Corners worn. Small spot of white paint on front of Vol II, II. Rear Hinges broken and reattached with hinge tape. Front Board just holding and reinforced with hinge tape. Pages slightly age darkened. Only an occasional small, light spot of foxing, Text Pages and Plates in very good, clean condition. No inscriptions. Heavy Set, weighs 8 Kilos, so Shipping outside UK will be extra. Please ask if you would like more Pictures, Information or a Shipping Quote. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Duties, Importance, and Success of the Gospel Ministry: Set Forth in Two Sermons

      Stephen Miles, Kingston, [Ontario] 1817 - First edition. Sewn printed wrappers. 52pp. A chip to the corner of the front wrap, some foxing and age-toning, very good. Wright is self-described as Preacher of the Gospel in the District of Newcastle, Upper Canada. *OCLC* locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Statement Respecting The Earl of Selkirk's Settlement upon the Red River, in North America; its Destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the massacre of Governor Semple and His Party

      John Murray, London 1817 - Title continued: with Observations upon a Recent Publication, Entitled "A Narrative of Occurences in the Indian Countries," &c. 194, c, plus 12 p. publisher's catalogue. Fold out map of the area surrounding Lake Superior to Lake Winnipeg. Thin tear along right edge of spine. Slipcase and chemise (chemise lining cracking at folds). Minor foxing on title page and rear free endpaper. Peel 48. TPL 1093. An enlarged and second edition of Halkett's Statement respecting the Earl of Selkirk's Settlement of Kildonan [the original privately published towards the end of 1816.] The Earl of Selkirk sponsored the establishment of the Red River colony in 1811 to strengthen the hold of the Hudson's Bay Company and hinder the North-West Company. When food ran short, food exports were banned, resulting in the Pemmican war and the destruction of the fort. The fort was rebuilt, and Robert Semple was sent to call for an end of hostilities, but the resulting battle destroyed the new fort and Semple was killed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mathematical Questions proposed in the Ladies Diary, and their original answers together with some new solutions from its commencement in the year1704 to 1816

      London: J Mawman, 1817. First edition. Decorated full calf, title in gilt on spine on red label five compartments, green label in 4th compartment with volume number in gilt, raised bands all decorated and ruled in gilt, gilt rules to covers. Oval emblem surrounded by wreath in gilt on both covers of each volume. Specially bound by Carss & Cox, Glasgow with their ticket on verso of front endpaper. Top of spine scuffed, and some very light wear to extremities, but internally fine, this is a lovely copy in beter than very good condition. Octavo (130 x 205mm), Four volumes bound in two: pp. Vol1 xii, 415[1]; Vol2 iv, 415; Vol3 iv, 400 Vol 4 iv, 440. Vol. 1. 1704-1748 ; Vol2. 1748-1776 ; Vol3 1776-1802; Vol4 1802-1816. Formulae and algebraic diagrams throughout the text. Marbled edges and endpapers. A pasted label has been removed from front pastedown of first volume, but there is an attractive engraved presentation label in 2nd volume from a Glasgow college dated 1842 A lovely copy of this collection of over 100 years of mathematical problems and solutions submitted to the Ladies Diary. The book was edited by Thomas Leybourn (c.1769Ð1840), mathematician. The Ladies Diary, was set up as a magazine for women but always edited by men and attracted mathemetical minds of both genders: 'Although the Ladies Diary ... , the most popular of the mathematical periodicals, encouraged women to join wit with beauty, it attracted serious amateurs of both sexes... [it] was a respectable place to pose mathematical problems and sustain debate' (Also see Patricia Phillips, The Scientific Lady , Wiedenfeld & Nicolson, 1990; pp, 98-102 for a history of the Ladies Diary). Copac lists several institutional copies, but this book is scarce in trade.

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