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        Philosophical Essays on Morals, Literature, and Politics, Vols 1 & 2

      Georgetown, DC: W. Duffy, 1817First American EditionComplete in two volumesEmail us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Flora Medica ossia Catalogo Alfabetico Ragionato delle Piante medicinali descritto in Lingua Italiana.Volume II.

      Milano, Destefanis, 1817. EA! 239 S.,60 Tafeln. Gr.Okt. Obrosch. Mit 60 altkolorierten Kupferstichen von Dall\'Acqua, koloriert v. Lazaretti. Band 2 (von 6) dieses schönen Werkes mit den Tafeln 61 - 120. Unbeschnittenes Expl. Der alte brosch. Einband beschädigt, sonst sauberes Expl. Nissen 10. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Medizin Botanik Flora Blumen Kräuter 19.Jhdt. Orig.Graphik

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        \"Eine Bäuerin von Holzkirchen\". Die Bäuerin trägt einen Korb auf dem Kopf, an der Hand führt sie ein kleines Mädchen in der gleichen Tracht mit Schnürmieder und Haube.

       Kol. Kreidelithographie von Lorenz Quaglio, dat. 1817, 26 x 21 cm. Maillinger I, 2984; Winkler 642, 36. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. Breitrandig, gut erhalten und in sehr feinem Kolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern, Trachten

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        Coleccion de retratos de los reyes de España desde Felipe II hasta Carlos III, y diseño de todas las monedas acuñadas en los respectivos reinados desde Felipe III hasta Carlos III, en varias provincias y ciudades de España y América, de Nápoles, Flandes,

      En La Imprenta De Don Ventura Cano, Madrid 1817 - Asi de las usuales y corrientes, como de proclamaciones y medallas por varios sucesos, grbados en cincuenta y una láminas, según las originales que se conservan en la Real Academia de la Historia, con un indice explicacion de ellas. Encuadernado en guardas mudas de eposca con titulo en etiqueta manuscrita. Size: Gran Folio. 51 Láminas. 10 Pp De Texto [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE ART OF ANGLING. WHEREIN ARE DISCOVERED MANY RARE SECRETS, VERY NECESSARY TO BE KNOWNE BY ALL THAT DELIGHT IN THAT RECREATION

      Inchbold and Gawtress, Leeds 1817 - Finely bound in 3/4 leather over clean , maroon, marble boards with matching endpapers. Raised bands on spine with gilt decorated panels. Double ruled border with top edge gilt.2 leaves of front endpapers; 16pp of text and 45 blank leaves. First published in 1653 by Thomas Barker, London. 100 copies were reprinted in 1817 by Inchbold and Gawtree, Leeds. Head and tail pieces with an engraving on title page. A few flecks of foxing on wide page margins. Sport, Angling, Fishing, Angling ; Head & Tail pieces.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 16 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Napoléon [Jérôme]").

      Prangins, 10. X. o. J. - 1 S. 8vo. Auf Briefpapier mit blindgepr. Monogramm. An den Naturwissenschaftler und demokratischen Politiker Karl Vogt (1817-95), den Karl Marx 1860 in seiner Schrift "Herr Vogt" beschuldigte, bezahlter Agent Kaiser Napoléons III. gewesen zu sein: "Mon cher Monsieur Vogt, je reçois votre lettre pour M. Châtelain, malgré mon peu d'influence sur les ministres, je le recommanderai, j'avoir le lettre à mon sécretaire à Paris pour qu'il la remettre lui même [.]. - Nach der Machtübernahme seines Cousins Napoleon III. wurde der "Prinz Napoléon" genannte Politiker General des französischen Heers. 1859 erwarb er am Genfer See die Domäne La Bergerie in Prangins (Schweiz), die bereits bis 1827 seinem Onkel Joseph Bonaparte, dem älteren Bruder Napoleons I., als Zubehör zu dessen Exilsitz Schloss Prangins gehört hatte. Ab 1862 ließ er sich dort die prachtvolle "Villa de Prangins" errichten, die er jedoch 1870 wieder veräußerte, woraufhin er sich auf einem verbliebenen Teil des Guts eine neue, bescheidenere Villa "La Bergerie de Prangins" erbauen ließ; diese diente ihm und seinen Nachfahren ab 1886 als Exilsitz.

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        The triumphs of temper, a poem: in six cantos.

      Pr. by William Mason for T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1817. Fairly light-hearted poetic chastisement of spleen and shrewishness in womankind, first published in 1781 and tremendously popular in its day. The "delicate raillery on female foibles" (p. ix), written in mock heroic couplets, opens here with => a color-printed, stipple-engraved frontispiece done by T.B. Brown after George Romney. Binding: Handsome diced tan calf, covers framed in gilt roll composed of pyramid and trefoil elements, spine with wide raised bands, gilt-stamped leather title and author labels, and gilt-stamped foliate designs in compartments and on bands. Turn-ins with blind roll; marbled paper endpapers. All edges marbled (different marbling than the endpapers). Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of British collector and author Eric Stanley Quayle, dated 1965; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).

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        The Dance of Life, a poem, by the author of "Doctor Syntax" [i.e. William Combe]; illustrated with coloured engravings, by Thomas Rowlandson

      London: R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 101, Strand, 1817. First Edition. Mottled Calf. Near Fine+. Royal 8vo: [2],ii,ii,285,[3]pp, with additional engraved title page, frontispiece (representing Time pointing at various scenes on a screen), and 24 hand-colored engravings by Thomas Rowlandson. (Hardie has shown that the four leaves of advertisements found in some copies could not have been bound in until after 1820.) Contemporary mottled calf, respined, covers framed with gilt role, black morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled edges. An excellent copy, tightly bound, virtually free of foxing, with richly colored examples of the plates. Abbey, Life, 264. Tooley 410. Grolier, Rowlandson, 38. Prideaux, pp. 306-07 ("notably above the ordinary level of Combe's verse. . . . show[ing] the better side of Rowlandson's genius."). Hardie, p. 318. First Edition in book form (originally published in eight monthly parts). Rowlandson and Combe's companion-piece to their earlier "The Dance of Death" and one of Rowlandson's finest works. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Modern Greece. A Poem

      London: John Murray, 1817 - 8vo, recent red quarter morocco period-style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-title present. A scarce and early work by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835), an interesting long poem on Greek independence, ? la Byron's Childe Harold. In her poem Hemans defends the acquisition of the Elgin Marbles, but bemoans what she thinks is the English obsession with empire building at the expense of cultural achievement. Modern Greece, published anonymously, was sometimes attributed to Byron, as it was on a subject dear to him and published by his publisher, John Murray. NCBEL III, 383; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 152 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Modern Greece A Poem

      London: John Murray, 1817, 1817. First edition. NCBEL III, 383; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 152. Fine copy.. 8vo, recent red quarter morocco period-style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-title present. A scarce and early work by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835), an interesting long poem on Greek independence, à la Byron's Childe Harold. In her poem Hemans defends the acquisition of the Elgin Marbles, but bemoans what she thinks is the English obsession with empire building at the expense of cultural achievement. Modern Greece, published anonymously, was sometimes attributed to Byron, as it was on a subject dear to him and published by his publisher, John Murray.

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        The Peace-Republicans' Manual; or the French Constitution of 1793, and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens . .

      New York: Sold by J. Tiebout & Sons, 1817, 1817. First edition. American Bibliography 41097. Boards a little worn and darkened; very good copy.. 8vo, original printed gray boards, untrimmed. One leaf of publisher's terminal advertisements. A very scarce collection of radical documents, tracts and writings intended as a manual for pacifists, written, compiled and edited from numerous sources by Maria Aletta Hulshoff (1781-1846), Dutch feminist and pamphleteer. Hulshoff, a classic firebrand progressive, lived in voluntary exile in New York between 1811 and 1820. In the preface she refers to herself as the publisher and states that only a "limited number of copies is now to be struck off." She did not retain the copyright, she adds, in hopes that the text would be freely reprinted, in whole or in part. Included is the first American printing of the French Constitution of 1793, in both French and English, with contemporary European writings about it, extracts from the works of Thomas Paine, Rousseau, Cato, Joseph Fawcett (his poem "Civilized War"), anti-war sermons, etc.

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        Manuscript on paper, entitled on upper wrapper "Hiruta ryu sanka" [trans.: "Obstetrical School of Hiruta"]. 25 full-page black-&-white illus., with grey wash highlighting (a few minor stains). 13 leaves. Large 8vo (268 x 179 mm.). orig. wrappers, stitched

      N.p. [but Japan]: probably before 1817. An interesting and important manuscript consisting of 25 fine full-page black-&-white drawings of obstetrical case histories, based on the teachings of Gensen Hiruta (1745-1817), a native of Shirakawa and a well-known obstetrician who studied under Kagawa. He travelled widely, delivering babies and instructing midwives proper techniques. A successful teacher, he had several hundred disciples over the years. Hiruta wrote no books but his pupil, Gensho (or Saisho) Numano published the Den-shi sansoku zensho [trans.: Dr. Hiruta's Treatment of Pregnancy Complications] (1831). Hiruta divided the principles of midwifery as follows: "1. Right restoration; 2. Shortening of the period; 3. Opening out; 4. Safe preservation; 5. To straighten and urge; 6. Safe delivery; 7. Conditions of expulsion; 8. Hemorrhage, etc.; 9. Retardation; to give up (the child and save the mother)."-Willis Norton Whitney, M.D., "Notes on the History of Medical Progress in Japan" in Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol. XII, pp. 357-58. Our manuscript depicts a series of complications during childbirth. The finely drawn illustrations are all heightened in grey wash. Each is labeled, describing the complication depicted: the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck of the baby, shoulder of the baby preventing delivery, breech baby, wrong positions of the baby in the womb, complications created by twins, etc. The first four leaves have some marginal staining, not affecting the images. Otherwise in very nice condition. ❧ Mestler, "A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books," II, p. 493.

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        [Currants] [Black Currant; White Currant; Dutch Red Currant]

      [London: G. Brookshaw, 1817. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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        Plate XXXIII

      London 1817 - Sheet Dimension: 13.25 x 11 in. Hand-colored aquatint engraving. Brookshaw’s fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the Pomona Britannica was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of “succeeding generations.” The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work.

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        NEWTON'S IMPROVED POCKET CELESTIAL GLOBE circa 1817

      NEWTON & SONS, London. Circa 1817. Celestial Globe on original wooden stand . Made of wood and plaster, and covered with twelve copper engraved paper gores. The sphere has original metal pivots at both poles which fit into a brass frame and thence to a turned mahogany (?) wooden stand. The globe is of approx 7.6 cm diameter, with the base of the stand approx 8.5 cm diameter. The globe stands about 16 cm tall to the top of the brass frame. Labelled " Newton's Improved Pocket Celestial Globe". The globe is divided into hour circles every 15 degrees with parallels for every 10 degrees. The equator shows both degrees and hours and the ecliptic is graduated in degrees, also showing the symbols for the different zodiacal signs. The globe shows some surface wear with minor loss and has had some cosmetic restoration and a light clean and polish. Dating this globe is difficult. We have found descriptions for the same globe dating it to 1817, and we think that the stand seems to date from the earlier C19th rather than the later. The Newton family were ranked among the leading English globe makers in the early 19th century. John Newton (1759-1844) trained under Thomas Bateman before founding his own company in 1780. In the early 1800s, John and his second son William (1786-1861) relocated to 97 Chancery Lane and traded under the name J & W Newton. This globe does not credit William on the label suggesting a date up to the early 1800's, before William joined the family firm.We have seen similar globes presented in fish skin cases, on brass stands, and in the later part of the century, in wooden boxes. A rare survival on its original wooden stand.

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        Report from the committee of the Honourable the House of Commons on the employment of boys in sweeping of chimneys; together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, and an Appendix. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, June 23, 1817. Published under the direction of the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys: with notes and observations; a complete list of persons using the machine (for cleaning chimneys), and a descriptive engraving of it.

      London Baldwin Cradock & Joy 1817 - 8vo., engraved frontispiece, 142pp., occasional light spotting, frontispiece slightly offset, a very good copy bound recently in red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First edition thus, comprising the Report> itself (cmd.400) together with substantial commentary and additional related material including a description of the sweeping machine, the trial of Joseph Rae and Robert Reid for the murder of 11 years-old John Fraser, and a list of people who had signed up to using the machine. Goldsmiths 21889. Not in Kress. In 1788, an Act for the better regulation of chimney sweepers and their apprentices,> intended to alleviate 'the misery of the said boys', stated that apprentices had to be at least 8 years old and that each sweep was limited to six apprentices, but the intentions of the Act were largely ignored due to lack of any means of enforcement. Thus the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys was formed in 1803, with the objective of finding a machine to clean chimneys and thus end the dangerous and cruel practice of sending boys up them. The problem was widespread, as can be seen from the present Report>, which estimates 200 masters and 500 apprentices in London alone. In 1803, an engineer named George Smart had designed a piece of apparatus similar to that of a modern sweep. The device, as illustrated in the frontispiece of the Report,> consisted of hollow wooden poles joined together by a rope which ran through the sections of pole. The pole had a brush made of pieces of whale bone at one end. A sweep could push the device up the chimney, pull the rope once its end was protruding out of the top of the chimney and the brush would then expand to take the shape of an inverted umbrella. It was then pulled down to scrape the soot off the inside of the chimney. Actual legislation did not come until much later. The 1834 Chimney Sweeps Act,> which forbade the apprenticing of any boy under the age of 10 years and the employment of children under 14 unless they were apprenticed or on trial, and made provision that apprentices were not 'evil treated' by their employers, was once again largely ineffective as there were no means of enforcement. For a good commentary on both this Report> and on the early endeavours of the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys, when William Wilberforce pleaded with a sympathetic London audience 'to manifest the same humanity for the sons of their own country that they had for the children of Africa', see George L. Phillips's England's climbing boys. A history of the long struggle to abolish child labor in chimney-sweeping> (1949). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [UTOPIAS] Parjumouf : saga ifrån Nya Holland.

      THE FIRST WORK OF FICTION WRITTEN IN SWEDISH TO HAVE AN AUSTRALIAN SETTING. Stockholm : Gadelius, 1817. First edition. Duodecimo, modern half green morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering (sunned), modern marbled endpapers, original printed front wrapper bound in (but lacking the rear cover), 98 pp. A crisp, clean copy in handsome modern binding. Ferguson, 691a. The ideas and social attitudes expressed in the works of Swedish romantic poet and novelist C.J.L. Almqvist were highly unconventional for their period, being considered tantamount to revolutionary in many quarters of Swedish society - this, in spite of the fact that Almqvist was ordained as a Lutheran pastor at quite a young age. Parjumouf is one of his first published works, written at a time in his life when his main influence was the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In this novella, a story within a story, Almqvist relates the strange, romantic tale of Parjumouf, a woman who lives in the earthly paradise that is to be found on the western slopes of the recently-crossed Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Almqvist's storyteller, who recounts the adventure to a gathering in a Bordeaux wine merchant's, refers to Australia as both New Holland and Ulimaroa, a term Almqvist had borrowed from the Swedish geographer Daniel Djurberg, and which originally derives from the account of Cook's first voyage. There is no published English translation of Parjumouf. Scarce. Two copies of this first edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        WESTERN GAZETTEER; OR THE EMIGRANT'S DIRECTORY

      Auburn, N.Y.: H. C. Southwick, 1817. FIRST EDITION. This is one of the earliest guides aimed at those looking to migrate west to the American frontier. The "western" states and territories covered are Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, and North-Western Territory (which became Wisconsin and Minnesota), as well as western portions of New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Brown discusses terrain, rivers, soil, crops, climate, native and dometicated animals, land prices, major settlements, and any Native American inhabitants. We learn that, then as now, the horse reigns supreme in Kentucky, where "he is pampered with unceasing attention"; buffalo abound in Missouri and Illinois; the settlement at Cleveland, Ohio, contains 40 to 50 houses; and the exports of the cosmopolitan city of New Orleans exceed those of all New England by $150,000. It is an interesting view of the area along the Mississippi River in the earliest days of its settlement by Americans of European descent.. 208 x 130 mm. (8 1/8 x 4 7/8"). 360 pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked preserving most of original backstrip and original red morocco label. Title page with ink ownership inscription of William Maxwell, dated 1818. Buck 96; Graff 433; Sabin 8558; Howes B-867. Extremities a little rubbed, text lightly browned and with persistent minor foxing (due to paper quality), this more noticeable in the final third of the book, occasional small stains, Ii2 with lower corner torn away affecting a couple of words on the last two lines, but still a very good copy in a sturdy binding. This is one of the earliest guides aimed at those looking to migrate west to the American frontier. The "western" states and territories covered are Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, and North-Western Territory (which became Wisconsin and Minnesota), as well as western portions of New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Brown discusses terrain, rivers, soil, crops, climate, native and dometicated animals, land prices, major settlements, and any Native American inhabitants. We learn that, then as now, the horse reigns supreme in Kentucky, where "he is pampered with unceasing attention"; buffalo abound in Missouri and Illinois; the settlement at Cleveland, Ohio, contains 40 to 50 houses; and the exports of the cosmopolitan city of New Orleans exceed those of all New England by $150,000. It is an interesting view of the area along the Mississippi River in the earliest days of its settlement by Americans of European descent.

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        Ostfriesische Geschichte in 11 Bänden

      Unveränderter Nachdruck der Ausgabe von 1817 - Seltenheit - Absolut Top erhalten

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        [COOK] A history of Whitby, and Streoneshalh Abbey; with a statistical survey of the vicinity

      to the distance of twenty-five miles/​ by the Rev. George Young, with the assistance of some papers left by the late Mr. R. Winter, and some materials furnished by Mr. J. Bird ... ...Whitby : Printed and sold by Clark and Medd, 1817. First edition. Two volumes, octavo, bound in later half calf over marbled papered boards with double gilt rule, spines with gilt rule and stamped ornament, black morocco title labels lettered in gilt, modern endpapers,v. l : x, 470 pp ; v. 2 : 2, 1, [471]-953, [1] pp, [4] leaves of plates, including a folding plan of Whitby made by L. Charlton in 1778, and woodcut illustrations in the text; light foxing to preliminaries of both volumes, but a clean, crisp set. The second volume contains a biography of Captain Cook (pp 850-863), including extracts from his correspondence with John Walker (his first master) and a full-page engraved portrait of the great explorer. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (Australian National Maritime Museum; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Modern Greece. A Poem.

      London: John Murray, 1817. 8vo, recent red quarter morocco period-style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-title present. A scarce and early work by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835), an interesting long poem on Greek independence, à la Byron's Childe Harold. In her poem Hemans defends the acquisition of the Elgin Marbles, but bemoans what she thinks is the English obsession with empire building at the expense of cultural achievement. Modern Greece, published anonymously, was sometimes attributed to Byron, as it was on a subject dear to him and published by his publisher, John Murray. Fine copy.

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        De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With wood-engraved device on title-page and 5 tinted lithographed folding maps. Modern half sheepskin, with the original publisher's wrappers (with Dutch flag on front and back, coloured by hand) bound in.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 480; Cordier, Japonica, col. 579; Nipponalia III, p. xviii; Tiele, Bibl. 234; Wenckstern, p. 44. First edition of an account of the battle that nearly ended the voyage of the Dutch corvette Medusa on its way to Yokohama, written by the commander of the ship François de Casembroot (1817-1895), captain-lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy. On 11 July 1863, the Medusa was attacked by the ships and batteries of the daimyo of Chôshû, Mori Takachika, as she passed through the straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance to the Inland Sea. The Chôshû were resentful of the official policy to welcome foreigners in Japan and attacked the Dutch ship. Although the crew bravely fought back, Medusa was struck 20 times and four members of the crew were killed. The following year this incident lead to the so-called Shimonoseki Campaign in which Dutch, French, British and American ships retaliated and secured a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water.Fair copy, spots throughout (including the maps), the sides of the first and last three leaves lined with tape and a few other small repairs with tape as well. The original wrappers are soiled and damaged at the corners, and mounted on modern paper. The modern binding fine.

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        Walks through London,

      London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones [and 13 others in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Dublin],, 1817. including Westminster and the borough of Southwark, with the surrounding suburbs; describing every thing worthy of observation in the public buildings, places of entertainment, exhibitions, commercial and literary institutions, &c. down to the present period: forming a complete guide to the British metropolis. 2 volumes, octavo (225 x 140 mm). Original pale yellowish-gray drab boards skilfully rebacked with the original spines laid-down, front covers with wood-engraving of Gog and Magog at the Guildhall, untrimmed. Housed in a custom-made period-style red half morocco solander box, marbled sides. 96 engraved plates by Greig, Higham, Wallis, and Varrall, large folding map (extending from Hyde Park to West India Dock, Pentonville Road to Lambeth Palace), 24 woodcuts in the text. Boards a little foxed and rubbed at extremities, scattered foxing internally. A very good set in the original boards, with the half-titles and plate of Finsbury Square: "Not listed in the 'Directions' and often found wanting" (Adams). First edition, large paper issue, of this delightful illustrated guide to Regency London, laid out in eighteen walks around the metropolis. In many ways this is the forerunner of the modern guide book, giving a small map and directions for each perambulation. Hughson also compiled an illustrated history and description of London, issued in parts and then published as six volumes between 1806 and 1809. Lowndes states that "the author's real name is Ed. Pugh"; which may have been confusion with the Welsh-born but London-resident, Edward Pugh (c.1763-1813), miniature painter and topographer. Adams names him as "David Pugh". "Daniel Pugh, alias Hughson, was clearly not going to be outdone by Pennant and Lysons, two other resolute foot-sloggers, when he added to the title pages of his five volume description of London 'from an actual perambulation'. Twelve years later he was again on the march to gather material for Walks through London... [after the 'walks' themselves'] The book is rounded off with a 20 page architectural history and includes 'improvements' which were then impending such as Nash's Regent Street, already adumbrated on two of the plans... The refinement of the vignettes and the small-scale, well-proportioned copper plates look forward to the delicacy of detail which, at the end of the decade following, became a commonplace among engravers on steel" (Adams). A very appealing copy and most uncommon in the original boards.

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        De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With wood-engraved device on title-page and 5 tinted lithographed folding maps. Modern half sheepskin, with the original publisher's wrappers (with Dutch flag on front and back, coloured by hand) bound in.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 480; Cordier, Japonica, col. 579; Nipponalia III, p. xviii; Tiele, Bibl. 234; Wenckstern, p. 44. First edition of an account of the battle that nearly ended the voyage of the Dutch corvette Medusa on its way to Yokohama, written by the commander of the ship François de Casembroot (1817-1895), captain-lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy. On 11 July 1863, the Medusa was attacked by the ships and batteries of the daimyo of Chôshû, Mori Takachika, as she passed through the straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance to the Inland Sea. The Chôshû were resentful of the official policy to welcome foreigners in Japan and attacked the Dutch ship. Although the crew bravely fought back, Medusa was struck 20 times and four members of the crew were killed. The following year this incident lead to the so-called Shimonoseki Campaign in which Dutch, French, British and American ships retaliated and secured a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water.Fair copy, spots throughout (including the maps), the sides of the first and last three leaves lined with tape and a few other small repairs with tape as well. The original wrappers are soiled and damaged at the corners, and mounted on modern paper. The modern binding fine.

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        The Peace-Republicans' Manual; or the French Constitution of 1793, and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens . . .

      New York: Sold by J. Tiebout & Sons, 1817. 8vo, original printed gray boards, untrimmed. One leaf of publisher's terminal advertisements. A very scarce collection of radical documents, tracts and writings intended as a manual for pacifists, written, compiled and edited from numerous sources by Maria Aletta Hulshoff (1781-1846), Dutch feminist and pamphleteer. Hulshoff, a classic firebrand progressive, lived in voluntary exile in New York between 1811 and 1820. In the preface she refers to herself as the publisher and states that only a "limited number of copies is now to be struck off." She did not retain the copyright, she adds, in hopes that the text would be freely reprinted, in whole or in part. Included is the first American printing of the French Constitution of 1793, in both French and English, with contemporary European writings about it, extracts from the works of Thomas Paine, Rousseau, Cato, Joseph Fawcett (his poem "Civilized War"), anti-war sermons, etc. Boards a little worn and darkened; very good copy.

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        Falconry in the British isles.London, John van Voorst, 1855. 4to (29 x 19.5 cm). With 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates by William Brodrick. Original publisher's blind- and gold-blocked cloth, front board with title and large illustration of a falcon.

      Nissen, IVB 147; Souhart 419; Schwerdt II, p. 145; Wood p. 541; not in Thiebaud. First edition of a complete and important treatise on the art of falconry by Francis Henry Salvin (1817-1904), in which he describes the various species of birds used in England, both hawks and falcons. ''The best English book on falconry and a very attractive publication'' (Schwerdt). The treatise is illustrated with lithographs by William Brodrick (1814-1888); they show 21 falcons and 5 hawks; plates 22-24 depict equipment used for falconry. The stones for the first edition were destroyed after publication so the plates for the second edition (London, 1873) had to be redrawn. With bookplate. Some pages and plates reinforced, two plates loose, some spotting, but still in good condition. Binding discoloured and slightly worn.

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        Dagverhaal eener reize in de Vereenigde Staten van Noord-America, en Neder-Canada, gedaan in 1817. Uit het Engelsch, met eene inleiding, bevattende een statistisch overzigt der Vereenigde Staten van Noord-America, volgens de beste en nieuwste berigten. Met eene nieuwe kaart.Haarlem, heirs of François Bohn, 1820. 8vo. With large folding map (ca. 34. 7 x 44.5 cm) of America, engraved by D. Veelwaard after John Melish, borders and outlines in contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary half calf.

      - Clark, Old South II, 227; Howes P-49; Sabin 58362. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of a journal of a journey through North-America and the lower part of Canada by John Palmer, illustrated with an engraved map of North America, hand-coloured in outline. The extensive introduction gives a short statistical survey of North America. On 28 March 1817 Palmer sails from Liverpool tot the United States, together with William Cobbett, visiting New York, Washington, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Missouri, Quebec, and more. The journal is of special interest for the contemporary prices of land and provisions, the observations on the country and the people, and the descriptions of the trade and commerce of the principal towns. "Mr. Palmer travelled through . the greater part of the country he describes; but he confesses that the outlines of his travels were filled up from other books. A plain man of good sense and slow judgment" (Sabin). With a note of the manager of the publishing house (heirs of François Bohn) on title-page, explicitly declaring (probably for a tax-acknowledgement) in the lower margin in brown ink that the book is printed in Bohn's own printing house at Bohn's own expense, signed: P.C. van Olpen, Haarlem, 25 October 1820. Some occasional foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Biinding rubbed along the extremities, but otherwise good. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE NEW WEEK'S PREPARATION for a Worthy Receiving of the Lord's Supper. As recommended and appointed by the Church of England... To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the Closet of Family. [with: ... Part the second].

      London:: W. Bent, [c. 1817, 1815].. 2 volumes in one. 12mo (150 x 95mm). [iv], viii, 134; 144 pp. Engraved frontispiece. Contemporary full red morocco stamped in gilt, all edges gilt, housed in early red morocco pull-off slipcase; hinges starting, front fly-leaf with portion clipped off [former owner's name], light wear to extremities. This item was part of both the Estelle Doheny collection and subsequently from the Lucia Batten fore-edge painting collection. The book is beautifully embellished with a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING of da Vinci's last supper and St. Paul's Cathedral. This was surely painted by Helen Haywood, who was a master artist and fore-edge painter during her time. As is often the case with Haywood, her handwriting appears in the volume, inscribing the title of one painting along the “upper” view of the painting, which when reversed also has the opposing title written in ink along the “upper” view of the painting. Batten paid Weber Rare Books $1750 for this volume in 1991 – it is priced the same as then. ¶ Estelle Doheny bought this volume and gave it as a gift to her attorney. ¶ See: Jeff Weber Rare Books, Catalogue 16, “Fore-edge Painting,” item 24. Weber, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painters and Binders, (2010), pp. 169-174.

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        Falconry in the British isles.London, John van Voorst, 1855. 4to (29 x 19.5 cm). With 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates by William Brodrick. Original publisher’s blind- and gold-blocked cloth, front board with title and large illustration of a falcon.

      - Nissen, IVB 147; Souhart 419; Schwerdt II, p. 145; Wood p. 541; not in Thiebaud. First edition of a complete and important treatise on the art of falconry by Francis Henry Salvin (1817-1904), in which he describes the various species of birds used in England, both hawks and falcons. ''The best English book on falconry and a very attractive publication'' (Schwerdt). The treatise is illustrated with lithographs by William Brodrick (1814-1888); they show 21 falcons and 5 hawks; plates 22-24 depict equipment used for falconry. The stones for the first edition were destroyed after publication so the plates for the second edition (London, 1873) had to be redrawn. With bookplate. Some pages and plates reinforced, two plates loose, some spotting, but still in good condition. Binding discoloured and slightly worn. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Viaggio per Tutte le Antichita della Sicilia.

      Palermo, Francesco Abbate 1817 - Lederrücken mit Golddruck, leicht berieben, Einband der Zeit, marmorierter Rundumschnitt, innen erstaunlich sauber, vollständig (mit allen Karten), seltenes und gut erhaltenes Sammlerstück 289 S., Italienisch 277g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; comprising specimens of architecture and sculpture, and other vestiges of former ages, accompanied by descriptions. Illustrations of remarkable incidents in border history and tradition, and original poetry. vol. II.

      London:: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, ... 1817.. Volume II only. Small folio. [89]-209; ci, [i], [xii] pp. Numerous fine engraved plates. Original full crimson red straight-grained morocco, gilt tooled covers, gilt spine, a.e.g. Unrelated broadsheet mounted to rear inside cover. Bookplate of Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke. Probably sold by Dawson's Book Shop. Signature and inscription of Gladys McKenney Molony, to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College Library, April 9, 1976. Superb binding. With a fore-edge painting by the “Dover” painter, of “Edinburgh from the Grass Market.” Painted ca. 1926-28. Provenance I: Gladys McKenney Molony purchased this fore-edge painting in 1976 and presented it to her alma mater. The library subsequently sold much of her gift during the summer of 2007. II: Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke (1809-1862).

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        Bagneres de Luchon et ses environs.Paris, Charles Boivin; Pau, Auguste Bassy, [ca. 1850]. Oblong folio (26.5 x 37.5 cm). With a lithographed title-page with a hand-coloured vignette, and 29 numbered lithographed plates, all coloured by hand and some double-page (including 1 folding out vertically) or folding panoramas. All plates mounted on thick wove paper with letterpress captions. Contemporary gold- and blind-blocked dark green cloth, gilt edges.

      Bobins collection 956 (25 plates); WorldCat (4 copies); for Petit: Benezit VIII, pp. 256-257. Attractive colour-plate book depicting the spa towns of Bagnères-de-Luchon, an area in the Pyrenees of southern France, adjacent to Spain. The illustrations show waterfalls, lakes, mountains, valleys, glaciers and some villages, each with a caption below the image and sometimes mentioning in the margins the names and heights of the mountains depicted. The plates are drawn and lithographed by the French artist Victor Petit (ca. 1817-1871) and printed by the Thierry brothers in Paris. Some of the plates were also inlcuded in Petit's Souvenirs des Pyrénées (1850).Some occasional minor foxing, a water stain in the outer margin of the last plate (no. 29), not affecting the image, but otherwise in good condition. Binding rubbed along the extremities, hinges weak and partly cracked, and spine damaged.

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        Oeuvres.

      Paris, Beaucé, 1817-1820. Nouvelle Éd. 13 Bde. 8vo. Zusammen ca. 7000 S. Zeitgenössische grüne Halblederbände (Marokko-Einbände). Pothier (1699-1772) zählt zu den herausragenden Juristen Frankreichs, dessen Arbeiten großen Einfluß nahmen auf den französische Code Civil. Berühmt sind seine Schriften zu den Pandekten \"Pandectae Justinianae in novum ordinem digestae\", erschienen in Paris und Chartres 1748-1752. Pothier war seit 1720 Richter am Obersten Gerichtshof seiner Heimatstadt Orléans, seit 1749 war er zusätzlich Professor an der Universität von Orléans. - I. Coutume d`Orléans, Tit. I à XV.; II. Coutume d`Orléan, Fin; III. Traité des Obligations; IV. Contrat de Vente. Retraits; V. Contrat de Louage. Bail a Rente. Constitution de Rente; VI. Cheptels. Contrats de Bienfaisance. De Consomption. De Dépot. De Mandat. De Nantissement. De Société; VII. Contrat de Change. D`Assurance. Prêt a la Grosse Aventure. Du Jeu. De l`Hypothèque. Des Personnes et des Choses; VIII. Contrat de Mariage. Puissance du Mari. Douaire. Droit d`Habitation; IX. Communauté. Donations entre Mari et Femme; X. Successions. Donations Testamentaires. Propes. Substitutions; XI. Donations entre Vifs. Droit de Domaine de Propriété. Possession. Prescription; XII. Fiefs. Cens. Champarts. Garde-Noble. Préciput legal des Nobles; XIII. Procédure civile. Prodédure criminelle. Table générale. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments;

      Philadelphia: Anthony Finley,, 1817. or, An Essay towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men naturally judge concerning the Conduct and Character, first of their Neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To which is added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages... First American from the twelfth Edinburgh edition. Octavo (220 x 132 mm). Contemporary marbled calf, black morocco label, smooth spine with Greek key roll and central flower and leaf spray tools gilt, gilt roll to boards, edges speckled brown, marbled endpapers. Bound without the final advertisement leaf. Joints and spine ends, and corners very skilfully repaired; a couple of marginal annotations in light pencil; mild spotting to contents; a very good copy. First American edition of Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, originally published in London in 1759, the present edition based on the 1809 edition published in Edinburgh by R. Chapman. The initial binder's blank bears a gift inscription in a flamboyant hand from US federal judge James Dandridge Halyburton (1803–1879), "Ellis Gray Loving presented to him by his friend J. D. Halyburton of New Kent County, Virginia".

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        Fabulae Aesopi Selectae, or Select Fables of Aesop

      1817. AESOP. FABULAE AESOPI SELECTAE, or, Select Fables of Aesop: With AN English translation, more literal than any yet extant, designed for the reader instruction of beginners in the Latin tongue. By H. Clarke. Baltimore: Published by J. & T. Vance; J. Robinson, Printer, 1817. Parallel texts in Latin and English printed in double columns. 161 pp. 12mo. Worn and rubbed contemporary binding of speckled calf, with shallow loss at crown. The upper board is detached. Text leaves are age-browned and foxed. This imprint is not noted in OCLC, though it does note a Fielding Lucas Jr. imprint in Baltimore from the same year, with the same pagination. (Shaw & Shoemaker 39948).

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        Oeuvres.

      Beaucé, Paris 1817 - Nouvelle Éd. 13 Bde. Paris, Beaucé, 1817-1820. 8vo. Zusammen ca. 7000 S. Zeitgenössische grüne Halblederbände (Marokko-Einbände). Pothier (1699-1772) zählt zu den herausragenden Juristen Frankreichs, dessen Arbeiten großen Einfluß nahmen auf den französische Code Civil. Berühmt sind seine Schriften zu den Pandekten "Pandectae Justinianae in novum ordinem digestae", erschienen in Paris und Chartres 1748-1752. Pothier war seit 1720 Richter am Obersten Gerichtshof seiner Heimatstadt Orléans, seit 1749 war er zusätzlich Professor an der Universität von Orléans. - I. Coutume d'Orléans, Tit. I à XV.; II. Coutume d'Orléan, Fin; III. Traité des Obligations; IV. Contrat de Vente. Retraits; V. Contrat de Louage. Bail a Rente. Constitution de Rente; VI. Cheptels. Contrats de Bienfaisance. De Consomption. De Dépot. De Mandat. De Nantissement. De Société; VII. Contrat de Change. D'Assurance. Prêt a la Grosse Aventure. Du Jeu. De l'Hypothèque. Des Personnes et des Choses; VIII. Contrat de Mariage. Puissance du Mari. Douaire. Droit d'Habitation; IX. Communauté. Donations entre Mari et Femme; X. Successions. Donations Testamentaires. Propes. Substitutions; XI. Donations entre Vifs. Droit de Domaine de Propriété. Possession. Prescription; XII. Fiefs. Cens. Champarts. Garde-Noble. Préciput legal des Nobles; XIII. Procédure civile. Prodédure criminelle. Table générale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Règne Animal

      Paris: Chez Deterville, De L'imprimerie de A. Belin,, 1817. distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base a l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction a l'anatomie comparée. Avec Figures, dessinées d'après nature. Tome I, contenant L'introduction, les mammifères et les oiseaux. Tome II, contenant les reptiles, les poissons, es mollusques et les annélides. Tome III, contenant les crustacés, les arachnides et les insectes, Par M. Latreille. Tome IV, contenant les zoophytes, les tables, et les planches. 4 volumes, octavo (205 x 125 mm). Contemporary tan calf backed boards, corners recycled from older manuscript on vellum, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with two navy morocco title labels gilt, blue silk bookmarker to first three volumes. Half title to each volumes, 15 engraved plates in the rear of the final volume. Covers somewhat marked and rubbed, light spotting within somewhat more to prelims, tear to title page of volume 4, all sound, very good condition withal. First edition, with all four half titles present, and the 15 engraved plates by Laurillard. This is the seminal work of natural history by the recognised father of comparative anatomy, applying the Linnaean system of classification to the whole animal kingdom, and establishing the four classes, vertebrata, mollusca, articulata and radiata. This four volume first edition is the one cited in Printing and the Mind of Man, "In contradiction to the current view that the structure of an animal determined its functions and habits Cuvier held that an animal's structure was due to its function and habits. Stomachs are required by mobile creatures: plants do not have stomachs. A carnivore needs sharp teeth, powerful jaws, claws, etc.: a herbivore has flat teeth and hooves. This kind of distinction is a commonplace today, but Cuvier was the first to apply such analyses and comparisons to the entire animal kingdom. He also saw that this homogeneity in an individual should enable a competent naturalist to reconstruct a complete animal from any significant part of its anatomy" (PMM 276).

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        Monasticon Anglicanum:

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown; Lackington, Hughes, Mavor, & Jones; and Joseph Harding,, 1817–30. a history of the abbies and other monasteries, hospitals, frieries, and cathedral and collegiate churches, with their dependencies, in England and Wales; also of all such Scotch, Irish, and French monasteries as were in any manner connected with religious houses in England. Together with a particular account of their respective foundations, grants, and donations, and a full statement of their possessions, as well temporal as spiritual. A new edition, enriched with a large accession of materials now first printed from leiger books, chartularies, rolls, and other documents preserved in the national archives, public libraries, and other repositories; the history of each religious foundation in English being prefixed to its respective series of Latin charters. By John Caley, Henry Ellis and the Rev. Bulkeley Bandinel. [Together with:] DUGDALE, Sir Wiliam. The History of Saint Paul's Cathedral, in London. London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding [and others], 1818. 8 volumes bound as 18, folio (475 x 320 mm). Uniformly bound in mid-19th-century deep purple morocco by Clarke & Bedford, richly gilt spines, gilt ornamental panels on sides, gilt supralibros of Archibald Acheson (third Earl of Gosford) on front covers, all edges gilt, richly gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Monasticon: half-titles, additional engraved titles, letterpress titles in red and black (in 8 volumes), 243 engraved plates (52 double-page); Saint Paul's: half-titles, engraved frontispiece in part one, 64 engraved plates (7 double-page); wood-engraved decorative initials throughout. From the library of the Irish judge William O'Brien (1832-1899), whose discerning collection is a microcosm of late 19th-century taste in book collecting, and included a handful of medieval manuscripts, incunabula, Aldine editions, three Shakespeare folios, 16th-century English books and handsome editions of English literature; subsequent labels of Milltown Park Library;; spines (and some covers) lightly sunned, occasional dark mottling, internally some foxing and light offsetting from plates to letterpress. An excellent set. First of these editions, each of the large paper issue limited to 50 sets, with proof plates; the Gosford Castle copy. "In the early 'forties, [Archibald Acheson] the third earl of Gosford (1806-1864) had formed at Gosford Castle, in Ireland, a large and extremely beautiful library which was sold by private contract in 1878 to the London bookseller James Toovey" (Seymour De Ricci, English Collectors of Books & Manuscripts, 1930, p. 156). A part of the library - "the history, topography, natural history and the important series of books on large paper" (ibid.) - were dispersed through the sale rooms of Puttick and Simpson in April 1884 but some were retained by Toovey's heirs, and the choicest books passed into the Pierpont Morgan library in 1899. Dudgdale and Dodsworth's monumental Monasticon Anglicanum was first published between 1655 and 1673. "It gave the history of the various orders in England, and an account of all the individual monasteries. The surviving foundation charters, and charters relating to the growth of the monastery, were printed in full, and all known benefactions of land made to the monastery were set down. Monasticon Anglicanum established for the first time the importance of charters as a primary source for the writing of medieval history, and as a source for understanding the legal practice of earlier centuries and aspects of the feudal system relating to conditions of tenure. Equally it established for the first time since the Reformation the importance of monasteries and the scale of their territorial possessions" (ODNB). This superb Regency edition "contains everything in the original, and in [the antiquary, John] Stevens's continuation [of 1722-23], with an English account of each monastery, and additions from the Chapter House , Westminster, and public libraries" (Lowndes). It also drew on the records in the Tower of London and the Cottonian collection. Dugdale's history of Saint Paul's – originally issued in 1658 - became "the lasting memorial of old St Paul's" (ODNB) after the great fire of 1666 destroyed the old building. The original plates by Wenceslaus Hollar were re-engraved for this edition by the Finden brothers but the majority of the fine new plates are by the draughtsman and engraver John Coney. With some considerable justification, the editors describe Coney in their Preface as "an artist whose execution possesses the freedom and delicacy of Piranesi, without his occasional obscurity and coarseness". The contemporary art historian Michael Bryan, referred to Coney's plates being "executed with consummate skill... His drawings exhibit all the minutest details without the appearance of labour, yet with a neatness that is truly surprising" (Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers). One of the finest English books of the period, here superbly bound by one of the foremost London binderies of the mid-19th-century, with rich impressions of the plates and paired with Dugdale's famous history of Saint Paul's. A magnificent set.

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

      Firenze, 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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        De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864. The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With 5 tinted lithographed folding maps. 19th-century half cloth, covered with the original publisher's wrappers.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 579; Nipponalia III, p. xviii; Tiele, Bibl. 234. First edition of an account of the battle that engaged the Dutch corvette Medusa on its way to Yokohama, written by the commander of the ship François de Casembroot (1817-1895), captain-lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy. On 11 July 1863, the Medusa was attacked by the ships and batteries of the daimyo of Chôshû, Mori Takachika, as she passed through the straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance to the Inland Sea. The Chôshû were resentful of the official policy to welcome foreigners in Japan and attacked the Dutch ship. Although the crew bravely fought back, Medusa was struck 20 times and four members of the crew were killed. The following year this incident lead to the so-called Shimonoseki Campaign in which Dutch, French, British and American ships retaliated and secured a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water.A few spots, the map with a small tear, half-title browned, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Dr. Martin Luther und seine Zeitgenossen. Dargestellt in einer Reihe karakterisirender Züge und Anekdoten. Zur würdigen Feyer des III ten Jahrhunderts der Reformation. Erster und zweiter Band (alles)

      Augsburg, Verlag August Baemer, 1817. VIII, 339 Seiten mit einem Titelkupfer, 3 Kupfertafeln und 1 Handschriftenprobe sowie XXII, 268 Seiten mit einem Titelkupfer, 3 Kupfertafeln und 1 Handschriftenprobe. 19 cm, Halbledereinband der Zeit auf dem Vorsatz ein 5 zeiliger handschriftlicher Eintrag von Johann Heinrich Voß. Es handelt sich um Strophe aus seinem Gedicht \"Luthersinn\". Unter der Strophe von Johann Heinrich Voß signiert.............................................Buchblock mit wenigen min. Bleistiftmarkierungen, sonst guter Zustand Versand D: 3,00 EUR Handschrift

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        Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis en Grèce, vers le mileu du Quatrième Siècle avant l'Ère Vulgaire

      Atlas & Travel Books: Paris chez Desray, Libraire, rue haute-Feuille, No4 de l'Imprimerie de Didot le Jeune. 1817. 7 Volumes Octavo; [clii] 367; Half title, volume title [ii] 517 (518); [vi. including titles],496; [vi. including titles] 507 (508); [vi. including titles] 495 (496); half title, volume title, table of contents,454; [vi. including titles]496. & Atlas in Folio pp 60+1. with 41 copper engraved plates. 5th edition Text uncut. Blue boards with gilt to spines. A matching set of the 1817, 5th edition of Barthelemy's famous Voyage du jeune Anarcharsis en Grèce, first published in 1787. The atlas volume in large folio includes the large folding map Carte Générale de la Grèce et d'une grande partie de ses colonies.. by Barbie de Bocage, for the first time. Originally intended to appear in the edition of An VII [1798-9] as the text of the edition mentions however there were "difficulties du libraire" as Bocage mentions in his Addition critique des cartes de l'Ancienne Grèce [1811] As can be seen from the dates on the cartouche the map was finally finished in 1811 it was only when Didot Jeune again published the atlas in large folio for the 5th edition in 1817 that this decorative map engraved by PAF Tardieu could finally be published. Also includes the double page map of the same title that was included in previous editions. Text: Spine of Vol 5 & boards of most volumes rubbed. Corners and head and tails of spines bumped; Vol. 2-7 pages uncut, heavy spotting throughout. Atlas: spine and boards rubbed; damp stain to front board; lower corners heavily bumped; chip to edge of rear board. Plates: Large folding map of Greece by Barbie de Bocage with light spotting mainly to margins; some spotting throughout. mainly away from images. Portrait of the JJ.Barthelemy in Vol 1 of text Atlas: Large portrait by F.P. Gounod. Carte Générale de la Grèce et d'une grande partie de ses colonies.. by Barbie de Bocage, and 12 maps of parts of Greece with outline colour; 15 maps and plans of ancient Greek sites and battles in black and white, including Marathon, Thermopylea and Salamis, also the Bosphorus, Hellespont and Black Sea.. Architectural restorations of ancient temples, floor plans of buildings and copper engraved views of the Parthenon, Thesion, Sunium and Delphi. A plate of coins with page of explanation. All but the large map and plate 2bis [ the general map of Greece that had appeared in previous editions] unfolded single page plates, with good margins Jean-Jacques Barthélemy 1716 ? 1795) was a French writer and numismatist. Barthélemy was the author of a number of learned works on antiquarian subjects, but the great work on which his fame rests is Voyage du jeune Anarcharsis en Grèce, first published in 1787. He had begun it in 1757 and had been working on it for thirty years. The hero, a young Scythian descended from the famous philosopher Anacharsis, is supposed to repair to Greece for instruction in his early youth, and after making the tour of her republics, colonies and islands, to return to his native country and write this book in his old age, after the Macedonian hero had overturned the Persian empire. In the manner of modern travellers, he gives an account of the customs, government, and antiquities of the country he is supposed to have visited. A copious introduction supplies whatever may be wanting in respect to historical details, while various dissertations on the music of the Greeks, on the literature of the Athenians, and on the economy, pursuits, ruling passions, manners, and customs of the surrounding states supply ample information on the subjects of which they treat. Modern scholarship has superseded most of the details in the Voyage, but the author himself did not imagine his book to be a register of accurately ascertained facts. Rather, he intended to afford to his countrymen, in an interesting form, some knowledge of Greek civilization. "Jean Jacques Barthélemy (1716-1795), also known as Abbé Barthélemy, was born into a well-to-do family in the South of France. Literatus, numismatist and author, he studied Philosophy, Theology and Classical Archaeology. Following a journey to Italy, he was inspired to write a novel whose main character is a young Scythian who wanders through the ancient Greek world of the fourth century BC, with flashbacks to the Archaic and Classical periods. Barthélemy started studying and writing on Antiquity in 1757 and his first book was published in 1788. He died at the age of 80, while working on the fourth edition of this remarkable literary work. Abbé Barthélemy studied the works of Greek and Roman authors and meticulously annotated on his maps the information he extracted. He relied too on the well-documented investigations that J. Foucherot and M.G.F.A. Choiseul-Gouffier had made on the spot, thus complementing his fictional work with accurate representations of the most important locations and battlefields. This multi-volume work ? both a fictional recreation of an era and a travel narrative presenting an idyllic panorama of the ancient world, illustrated with maps and drawings by Barbié de Bocage ? fuelled the public's interest in ancient scholarship. Thus it became a best-seller of the time, and was republished repeatedly into the nineteenth century. " [ Ioli Vingopoulou;Travelogues Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation] Brunet:1,674-675; not in Zacharakis, but see note under Barbie de Bocage. Atlas & Travel Books Greece Anacharsis History

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