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        Rosa Rubiginosa nemoralis / L'Eglantine des bois [Small flowered Eglantine]

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817-1824. Stipple engraving printed in black, after Redouté, printed by Rémond. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 14 x 10 1/2 inches. A rare uncoloured impression from the first edition of 'Les Roses': Redouté's most famous work, and perhaps the most celebrated flower book of all time. Pierre-Joseph Redouté, the most successful flower painter of all time, produced a work that was not only of great artistic merit, but also formed an invaluable scientific recordl. Redouté described and figured almost all the important roses known in his day, and included were many of the ancestors of today's roses. "The plates in 'Les Roses' have artistic value, botanical and documentary value, both for the species and cultivars still surviving and for those that have disappeared' (Gisele de la Roche). The roses used as specimens for the work were taken from the collections of Thory, the Malmaison gardens, and from other collections around Paris. Many of the flowers were novelties in Redouté's time, and a number were dedicated to the memory of his friends and acquaintances, such as l'Héritier de Brutelle and Ventenat. The plates of 'Les Roses' were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method ideally suited to render the nuances of tone found in Redouté's original water-colours. During a trip to London, he met the renowned engraver Francesco Bartolozzi and learned that the most successful impressions of stipple engravings came from well-used plates. Redouté's printers therefore struck a limited number of black plates to take the edge off the plate before printing in colours. This print was printed in black on ochre-tinted paper. The ochre tint has subsequently been removed to reveal Redouté's full mastery of the stipple-engraving technique that this image so effortlessly demonstrates. Cf. Cleveland Collections 807; cf. Dunthorne p 232; cf. Hunt, Redoutéana 19; Hunt, Printmaking in the Service of Botany 25; Nissen BBI 1599; Pritzel 7455; Ray, French 89; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747

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        Narrative of a Voyage, In His Majesty's Late Ship Alceste, To the Yellow Sea, Along the Coast of Corea, and Through Its Numerous Hitherto Undiscovered Islands, to the Island of Lewchew; With an Account of Her Shipwreck in the Straits of Gaspar.

      John Murray. London 1817 - pp. (viii), 288. Portrait frontispiece, 4 handcoloured plates, all in aquatint. With Errata slip. Later half calf and marbled boards, newly rebacked, some foxing at the ends and opposite to the plates, else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Published by Edw. Orme, Bond Street, the corner of Brook Str, Jany. 1, 1817. Mezzotint. Printed on wove paper. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on all sides. A few creases in image and a small mended tear on bottom margin. Crease along upper left corner. Image size: 18 7/8 x 23 ¾ inches. 18 7/8 x 23 ¾ inches. 19 1/8 x 23 13/16 inches. A captivating English mezzotint depicting two pointers At the sudden apprehension of the scent, both dogs stop dead in their tracks. The black dog in the foreground is transfixed, fiercely ready. Both dogs will spring into action at the order. Careful attention has been paid to every aspect of their poses, their bodies completely given to the scent of their prey. This superb rendering by John Nost Sartorius is perfectly captured by William Ward, one of the masters of mezzotint, who emphasizes the hypnotic state mind the pointers are thrown into. For most of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, animal portraiture, in particular paintings and engravings of prized hunting dogs, became a veritable craze in England. This national passion occupied the talents and imaginations of some of the country's best artists, and created an entire genre of sporting art. Dictionary of National Biography

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        The Art of Making Money Plenty in Every Man's Pocket

      London: Darton, Harvey and Darton and for William Alexander, 1817. 8 Leaves; ill. (etchings) 13 cm. At foot of outer upper wrapper: Price six-pence. Engraved throughout. and states London: Printed for Darton, Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch-street; and for W. Alexander, New York. Title page with etching and states again: London, Printed for Darton Harvey and Darton, Grandchurch Street and for Wm. Alexander, York. Publisher's adverisements on outer lower wrapper. Foxing. Always happy to send detailed photographs. At a time when money was becoming scarce in the life of many Americans, Benjamin Franklin came up with a solution to solve this problem. “Doctor Franklin” created “The Art of Making Money Plenty in every Man’s Pocket.” . Original Wraps. Good/No Jacket. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

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        Tales of My Landlord consisting of Black Dwarf, and Old Mortality

      William Blackwood, 1817. Second edition. Leather_bound. Fine. Jedediah Cleishbotham (Walter Scott) - Tales of My Landlord - 4 volumes - 1817 - 2nd Edition& & & Tales of My Landlord, consisting of Black Dwarf, and Old Mortality& Jedediah Cleishbotham (Sir Walter Scott)& William Blackwood, 1817& & Second Edition& & Newly Rebound& & Quarter-bound in burgundy morocco with marbled paper boards and marbled paper endpapers.& & Pagination& & Vol-1 - Half title / title page / dedication / intro 3 -22 / half title 23-24 / 25-363 & Vol-2 - Half title / title page / 3-340& Vol-3 - Half title / title page / 3-349 / dedication& Vol-4 - Half title / title page / 1-347& & Text Block& & Moderate foxing & marks

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        Nuova Raccolta di Cinquanta Costumi Pittoreschi

      Roma: Giovanni Scudellari, 1817. Quarter Morocco. Good. With 50 hand-colored plates depicting genre scenes that provide a window onto the street life of Southern Italy in the early nineteenth century, which did not lack for color in its drama, its daily rhythms, its joys and sorrows. This is the Verismo Italy of Verga, even if it is not Sicily that is being shown. Lutists, dancers, peasants, scriveners, soldiers, beggars, washerwomen, hermits, knife fights, clawing women, bear dancing, shepherds, public punishment, bocce players -- these are among the many things depicted. Generally this collection is found only in black and white; the color enriches in particular by compensating for the vagueness and simplicity of the facial features of the figures. It should be said, though, that the faces have a dignity that one finds in statue. The color, above all else, invests the pictures with visual excitement. Colas 2379. Lipperheide 1264. The plates are of modest dimensions, measuring an oblong 8.5 by 5.75 inches outermost (21 by 14 cm), and 6 by 3.5 inches in their actual pictorial image. Moderate to heavy foxing in the margins of the plates. Nonetheless an appealing copy.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Actas de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias y Extraordinarias del mes de Mayo de 1817, celebradas en el lugar de Zurbano y ciudad de Vitoria por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Ramón Sandalio de Zubia, y Secretarios Don Bartolomé de Iturrate y Don Vicente Bentura de Zigaran. [Junto con:] ACTAS de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias celebradas en la ciudad de Vitoria desde el día 18 hasta el 25 de Noviembre de 1817 por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Ramón Sandalio de Zubia y presididas en ausencia por el Señor Don Diego Manuel de Arriola, Secretarios Don Vicente Bentura de Zigaran y Don Bartolomé de Iturrate. [Junto con:] ACTAS de las Juntas Generales Extraordinarias celebradas en la ciudad de Vitoria los días 27 y 28 de Diciembre de 1817 por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Ramón Sandalio de Zubia y Secretarios Don Vicente Ben

      Vitoria, por Baltasar Manteli, Impresor de esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, 1817 - 1818. Todo en un volúmen en folio; 2 hs., 107 pp., con un gran estado plegado aparte «Obras que han debido reponerse y construir de nueva planta en los Caminos reales y particulares de esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, desde 20 de Enero de 1815 hasta 2 de Mayo de 1817» + 3 hs., 153 pp. + 2 hs., 72 pp. + 2 hs., 141 pp. + 3 hs., 179 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época, con tejuelo impreso en papel que reza «Minutas de 1817 y 1818» # Jon Bilbao: Euskobibliografía, I, 84.

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        Description of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the People of India; and of their institutions, religious and civil

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1817. Translated from the French manuscript. 4to. xxviii, 566pp, 2pp publisher's adverts. Contemporary diced leather, decorated in blind and gilt; rebacked with the original spine laid down, corners a little rubbed. Marbled endpapers and edges (the latter dulled on top, a little faded at fore and foot). Slight vertical crease in title-page, some spotting on the first and last few leaves, otherwise clean. Contemporary owner's bookplate on front paste-down. A nice rebacked copy. Very good. ***The Abbe Dubois, having fled the French revolution, worked for many years as a missionary in Mysore. He presented his manuscript 'on the Customs and Manners of the Hindus' to an official of the British East India Company in 1806. It was not published in French until 1825. It deals with the caste system, the role of the Brahmans, and the nature and customs of Hindu religion, with an appendix on the Jains. Loosely inserted is a contemporary press clipping: a letter on the 'Condition of Women in India' by W.W. 'one of those excellent men who have devoted their lives to the evangelisation of our benighted fellow-subjects in India'. .

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        The Northern Cambrian Mountains or a Tour Through North Wales

      London: Thomas Clay, 1817 Describing the scenery and general characters of that romantic country. Embellished with a series of highly finished coloured views engraved from original drawings. Artists includeTurner, Compton, Robson, Gandy, Nicholson, Girtin, De Wint, Fielding and Prout. In contemporary half red roan, with green marbled boards, a little worn and scratched, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, some gilt tooling. Spine recently re-backed in red calf, title and tooling in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, ink name to head of title page (Mrs Judge, Ramsgate), some light foxing to text sheets and title, elsewhere minimal, some light finger soiling to some edges, 60 pp, 30 pl, superbly hand coloured aquatints by the artists of the day, dated either 1815 or 1816, in the first issue state, each followed by a 2 page description. (Originally issued in 10 parts.) Rarely comes on the market. Wonderfully atmospheric plates! (Abbey 522. Tooley 155)

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

      Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son. Cover rubbed with edge and corner wear. Spine worn with outer spine split to volume I. Some offsetting and scattered foxing. Several plates becoming loose. Library stamp to titles and a few text leaves. Overall contents G and illustrations bright and G+. 1817. First Edition. Half-leather board cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 273pp; 243pp. 50 hand-coloured plates including one fold-out. Volume II published in 1818. Includes list of subscribers. .

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        The Trials of Jeremiah Brandreth

      London,: Butterworth and Son,, 1817.. Two volumes, octavo; uncut in the original grey boards with printed paper labels; slight wear to joints but a fine copy in original condition. Rare original record of the High Treason trials that resulted from the last of the English peasant revolts - the so-called "Brandreth Riots" or "Pentrich Revolution", an armed insurrection of workers protesting against pay and conditions in the Nottingham area. Fourteen of the "conspirators" were transported to Australia (the three ringleaders, sometimes called "The Pentrich Martyrs" - Jeremiah Brandreth, William Turner and Isaac Ludlam - were hanged and beheaded). Shelley famously lamented the judgement in An Address to the People on The Death of the Princess Charlotte: 'a calamity such as the English nation ought to mourn with an unassuageable grief...'.Only the Mitchell and National Library copies of the book are recorded by Ferguson (Addenda, 670aaa).

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        The Evangelical Expositor or a Commentary on the Holy Bible, Wherein the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testament is Inserted at Large, the Scene Explained, and the More Difficult Passages Elucidated; (Etc., Etc.) Two Volume Set

      Glasgow: W. Sommerville, A. Fullarton, J. Blackie, and Co. Booksellers, 1817 Original full reversed, polished calf on boards. Front joint of Volume I is split for bottom 6 inches and Title of Volume II is split for bottom half of length at gutter. Volume I missing first free endpaper. Five raised bands each volume. Engravings and Atlas of Sacred Geography. Light surface wear to boards, but no writing or foxing. Strikingly original. Volume I has 726 pp. Volume II has 672 pp. Total weight approx. 8 Kg. (17.5 lbs.). Note: Since this set is on consignment our usual discount of 20% to the trade does not apply.. Reprint. Full Leather. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by R. Scott, Engraver. 16 1/2 in. x 10 In.(41.9 Cm. x 25.4 Cm.).

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      London: John Johnson., 1817. ....x, 96pp...Brown Cloth Boards.....Re-Backed with ORIGINAL BOARDS LAID IN....Blue Endpapers....Bookplate of previous owner on FFEP....This Edition of PUCKLE'S CLUB is PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETOR, By John Johnson....PRINTED ON CHINESE (YELLOW) PAPER....This Edition Totalled 734 copies, ONLY 7 OF WHICH WERE PRINTED ON CHINESE PAPER AND EACH PAGE IS MOUNTED ON LARGE FLORAL FRAMED PRINTED SHEETS WHICH ARE UNTRIMMED....Engraved Portrait of Puckle....Title Page with ILLUSTRATION OF THE CLUB and a DECORATIVE BORDER,,,,Contents Include: A List of Subscribers, A List of Characters, and a Dedication Page....Contains NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIVE ENGRAVINGS by Various Engravers (List Included in Text).....Engravings Designed and Drawn by John Thurston....INCLUDES A REPRODUCTION OF THE TITLE PAGE FROM THE ORIGINAL 1711 EDITION....There is some foxing....Text has mainly been uneffected....Offsetting on blank pages opposite text as well as tissue guards ...Some scratching & scuffing to boards....A VERY NICE COPY OF A BOOK THAT IS ALMOST 200 YEARS OLD!!!....This is a Heavy Book.....Shipping Charges to be Determined..... Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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      London: Published by Edward Orme, June 4, 1817. Colour printed stipple with etching. State iii/iii, with engraved inscription: "George Stubbs pinxt. *** Geo: Townly Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales./London Republished June 4, 1817 *** MARSKE *** by Edwd. Orme. Bond Street.". 8 x 10 inches. A magnificent portrait of the famous racehorse Marske, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific racehorses for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the stallion Marske. Marske an impresseive brown stallion was the son of Squirt, and was foaled in 1750. He won the Jockey Club plate at Newmarket in 1754, but was beaten twice in 1756 by Snap. He achieved fame as a stallion, siring Eclipse and a remarkable number of other winners. This beautiful print demonstrates that, with subtle atmospheric effects and complex compositional structure, Stubbs succeeds in raising the genre of equine portraiture to a poetic level. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 121, iii/iii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.272

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        East India House

      London: R. Ackermann, 1 June 1817. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by J.C. Stadler. 13 5/8 x 19 inches. 17 7/8 x 21 5/8 inches. A fine view of East India House after an artist whose work "shows great truth and accuracy" (DNB) An important record of one of the vanished landmarks of London: East India House, in Leadenhall Street in the City of London, was demolished in the 1860s, and the new Lloyd's building now stands on the site. Thomas Hosmer Shepherd was probably the son of the topographical watercolour artist George Shepherd (fl. 1800-1830) and therefore the brother of George Sidney Shepherd (d.1858), who also executed numerous first class topographical works. T.H. Shepherd "painted exclusively views of streets and old buildings in London and other cities, which he executed with great truth and accuracy. He drew the whole of the illustrations for the following topographical works: Metropolitan Improvements, or London in the Nineteenth Century, 1827; London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century, 1829; Modern Athens displayed, or Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century, 1829; Views of Bath and Bristol, 1829- 31; London Interiors, with their Costumes and Ceremonies, 1841-3; and A Picturesque Tour on the Regent's Canal. Shepherd was largely employed by Frederick Crace in making watercolour views of old buildings in London previous to their demolition, and some hundreds of these are in the Crace collection in the British Museum." (DNB).

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        L'Amour et les Belles. Pour l'Annèe 1818

      Paris: (Marcilly), (1817). First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. 16 x 25 mm. (about ¾' by 1"). 64pp. Illustrated. Contemporay full leather. Boards and spine tooled in gilt. A fine copy. Rare. Gumuchian, #4055; Welsh, #221.

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        The trial of James Watson, for high treason : at the bar of the Court of King's bench, on Monday the 9th ... (to) Monday the 16th of June, 1817 : with the antecedent proceedings / taken in short hand by William Brodie Gurney

      London : Butterworth and Son (etc.), 1817. 1st Edition. Physical description: 2 v ; 24 cm. Watson was tried for his share in the Spa Fields riot. Subjects: Watson, James, 1766? -1838 - Trials, litigation, etc. Trials (Treason) - Great Britain. Spa Fields Riot, London, England, 1816. Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 21931. Very good copies bound in contemporary leather over marbled boards. Modern gilt-blocked leather labels to spines. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Scattered foxing, mainly to prelims. and terminals. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Sir Robert Johnson Eden with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown.

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        Allgemeines Vieharzneybuch oder Unterricht wie der Landmann seine Pferde, sein Rindvieh, seine Schafe, Schweine, Ziegen und Hunde aufziehen, warten und füttern, und ihre Krankheiten erkennen und heilen soll. Sechste verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Berlin, o. Dr., 1817. - XIV, 319, (1) SS. Mit einer mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertafel. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Sechste Ausgabe (EA 1802). - Der Hannoveraner Veterinärmediziner J. N. Rohlwes (1765-1823) machte sich durch eine große Anzahl tiermedizinischer Publikationen verdient. - Die Tafel zeigt einen Trokar und eine Klistierspritze. Einband unbedeutend berieben; innen sauber und wohlerhalten. Vorderer Innendeckel mit Exlibris "J. Ruš"; Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk "J. Rusch". Engelmann (Bibl. vet.) 45 (nennt 16. Aufl. 1842). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: T. Tegg, 1817. Rebacked with original spine laid-down.Panelled spine, old gilt rubbed. Covers with French fillet borders. Inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. A signed binding by Riviere and Son. Fore-edge of one preliminary blank page with small chip. Embellished by thirty engravings by George Cruikshank, ALL HAND-COLORED WITH HAND-COLORED VIGNETTE TITLE-PAGE. Text block is clean throughout, rare foxing, wide margins. Plates are vividly colored, in fine condition, titled at bottom. First issue points are present, such as misspelled "Seige" for "Siege" on plate opposite p.94.A quite satirical, rather harsh look at the life of the "Little Corsican". There remains some question as to the authorship of the poem. See Cohn 153. 260pp.. First Edition. Full Brown Morocco. Gentle Edge Wear./No Jacket. Large Octavo.

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        Les Puritains d'Écosse et le nain mystérieux, Contes de mon hôte recueillis par Jedediah Cleisbotham,

      [Clo for] H. Nicolle and Ledoux et Tenré,, Paris 1817 - First edition in French of the two novels comprising the first series of Scott's Tales of my Landlord: Old Mortality and The Black Dwarf (1816), the second volume of Scott's fictional works to appear in France (after Guy Mannering). Pseudonymously issued, both in Britain and France, it was listed under the pseudonym Cleisbotham in the Bibliographie de France. This is the first of Auguste-Jean-Baptiste Defauconpret's translations and marks the beginning of Scott's celebrity in France: 'the first considerable success' (Dargan). It is also one of the most influential of Scott's works in France. 'Defauconpret's Les Puritains d'Ecosse gave Scott his first French success and first major European breakthrough. Although partially obscured by Ivanhoe and Quentin Durward, it remained for many Frenchmen the Scott novel Par excellence. Stendhal is among many to call Scott not 'the author of Waverly' but 'the author of Old Mortality' Often critical of Scott, Stendhal remained an unswerving admirer of Old Mortality' (Barnaby). It was also frequently alluded to by Balzac throughout La Comédie Humaine.On the strength of its immediate success, the publisher, Nicolle (the predecessor of Gosselin) engaged Defauconpret to translate subsequent novels as they appeared. 4 vols, 12mo (160 × 92 mm), pp. [4], viii, [9]-253, [3] (including additional half-title to Le Nain Mystérieux at end); [4], 240; [4], 239, [1]; [4], 258, complete with half-titles. Contemporary quarter sheep, mottled vellum corners, spines lettered direct. Spines dry and slightly rubbed. A very good unsophisticated copy. [E. Preston Dargan, 'Scott and the French Romantics', PMLA, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Jun 1934), 2 & 3 (May 3); Paul Barnaby, 'Another Tale of Old Mortality: The Translations of Auguste-Jean-Baptiste Defauconpret in the French Reception of Scott.' in Pittock, ed., The Reception of Sir Walter Scott in Europe, 2006; Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1816: 53. OCLC lists copies at Bn, NLS, Universities of Edinburgh, Leipzig and Princeton.] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sibylline Leaves. A Collection of Poems

      London, Rest Fenner 1817.. gr.-8°. X (2), 303 S. Ln. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpr. Rü. gebleicht. vereinz. etw. stockfl. EA. First edition which contains the first appearance of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".

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        Altdeutsche Volks= und Meisterlieder aus den Handschriften der Heidelberger Bibliothek. Mit einem Kupfer.

      Frankfurt a. M., 1817. 8vo. Cont. (orig.?) light blue paper binding w. gilt red title-label to spine. Spine worn w. lack of paper, but cardboard not worn through. Internally only occasional brownspotting. Overall nice and clean. Front free end-paper w. a beautiful 1/3 page original watercolour painting depicting "Burgtor in Rotenburg", dated "Hannover 26.4 1915." and signed "AZ fct." Frontispiece-engraving, (4), LXVI, 336, (1, -errata) pp.. First edition of the important work which helped lay the foundation for German medieval scholarship and the acknowledgement of the importance, both historical and philological, of the contents that were to be found in the medieval folk songs and tales.Together with Eichendorff, Joseph Görres was the leading figure of Heidelberg romanticism and together with the compilations of Arnim, Brentano and the brothers Grimm, those of Görres brought the folk poetry back into life and turned it into a part of the public mind. The Burgtor so beautifully painted on the front free end-paper was built after the Castle at Rothenburg was destroyed in 1356 during an earthquake. The castle was built around 1142, and the first part of it was rebuilt as early as 1400. Throughout the 15th and the first half of the 16th century the rest of the Rothenburg Burgthor was finished; the history of this site thus coincides chronologically with the contents of the present volume

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

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

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      1817. Fine. MARTYN, Thomas. THIRTY-EIGHT PLATES WITH EXPLANATIONS intended to illustrate Linnaeus' System of Vegetables, and particularly adapted to the Letters on the Elements of Botany. London: B. White and Son, 1788. First edition. Octavo. vi, 72 pp. + XXXVIII ff. Published after requests by some readers for illustrations to Martyn's Letters on the Elements of Botany (1785, Pritzel 5927). The 38 copper plates, drawn and engraved by F. P. Nodder, are beautifully hand-colored. Martyn mentions Nodder in his Advertisement (pp.iii-iv), and gave him a place on the title-page of later editions (1799 and 1817). Thomas Martyn, like his father before him, was Professor of Botany at Cambridge, holding the position for 63 years. Light spot to Plate XXIII, otherwise internally fine, in very worn leather- backed boards with detached front cover. (Pritzel 5928; Nissen 1292).

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        Algiers: Being a Complete Picture of the Barbary States; their Government, Laws, Religion, and Natural Productions

      London - R. Edwards 1817 - A scarce first and only edition of this fascinating account of the Barbary States, including a chapter on the slavery of captured Europeans. Bound in quarter calf, with marbled paper coverings, gilt bands, and a printed paper spine label. Also containing 'A Sketch of their various Revolutions, a Description of the Domestic Manners and Customs of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks; An Account of the four great Capitals of Algiers, Tripoli, Tunis and Morocco, andA Narrative of the various Attacks upon Algiers, by the European States; including a faithful Detail of the late Glorious Victory of Lord Exmouth'. Featuring nine hand coloured plates, depicting figures and landscapes. Condition: In a quarter calf binding. Externally, worn. The hinges are starting. Internally, generallyfirmly bound, with scattered foxing. There is some browning to the plates. Page 349-352 are torn and partly missing. There are light tidemarks to the fore-edge margin from page 300 to the rear that do not affect the text. Pages 353-376 are becoming partially detached. There are very occasional marginal closed tears. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Dance of Life, A Poem

      London: R. Ackermann, 1817. 285 pp. Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson on title page, frontis and 24 other hand coloured aquatint plates. Some light foxing and small stains internally. Rebound in three quarter dark blue morocco with gilt ruling, lettering, and embellishments along with marbled paper in brown tones that matches the endpapers. 1923 bookplate of Beatrice Borland on front pastedown. Top edge gilt. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        A Venetian Story

      Kentfield. The Allen Press. n.d. The pages are unsewn in the French manor, and are contained in an elaborate portfolio covered in a Fortuney print of eighteenth century design, hand-blocked in Venice. The portfolio is enclosed in a hinged box covered in a rich golden brown cloth, and lined with a blue-grey binders' suede. All of these materials were imported from Paris. This production was produced by hand in two colours: Cochin types, hand-set; All-Rag, Mould made Rives paper from France, printed damp on an Acorn-Smith handpress. Original prospectus laid-in. Oblong Folio. (19" x 13"). This 27th production of the Allen Press is limited to 150 copies of which only 138 were for sale. Spectacularly illustrated with 35 large full page illustrations depicting 18th century Venice, from rare copper plate engravings selected and with an introduction by Eleanor Garvey and Philip Hofer of Harvard University. These plates are loose as issued in Folio. A Venetian Story, set in the eighteenth century, was written by Byron in 1817, during his three romantic and notorious years in Venice. This long, narrative poem, based on a true anecdote, was told to Byron by the husband of his armour. When in 1818 it was first published as Beppo- A Venetian Story, it became popular immediately as a lively and witty account of Venetians in their "Golden Age." Because Venice is the most pictorial of cities, great artists through the centuries have recorded both the zestful and colorful activities of her citizens, and the city itself with its Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque palaces and churches surrounded by a glittering horizon of water. In the present volume, we have included thirty-five large and fascinating illustrations reproduced from eighteenth century copperplate engravings selected from three rare volumes. Portfolio and plates are Very Fine and pristine. Hinged box presents several wrinkles to spine cloth some very mild soiling and a small but obvious repair to small portion of upper hinge- Very Good.Featured Art.

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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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        He Palaia Diatheke (in Greek), then: Vetus Testamentum ex versione septuaginta interpretum

      Oxonii: E Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1817. Hardcover. Near fine. 6 volumes. 8vo. Full contemporary calf. Spines in six compartments with gilt floral tooling and borders; red and green lettering labels, gilt; gilt rules on the boards. Marbled endpapers and edges in a wave pattern. Some hinges expertly and nearly invisibly repaired else a very good to near fine set. This is a new edition of the Sixtine text. The editor has added to the foot of each page the variants of Codex A taken from the second edition of Grabe's text. Darlow & Moule 4790.

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        Rosa Malmundariensis / Rosier de Malmedy [Malmedy Rose]

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817-1824. Stipple engraving printed in black, after Redouté, printed by Rémond. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 14 x 10 1/2 inches. A rare uncoloured impression from the first edition of 'Les Roses': Redouté's most famous work, and perhaps the most celebrated flower book of all time. Pierre-Joseph Redouté, the most successful flower painter of all time, produced a work that was not only of great artistic merit, but also formed an invaluable scientific recordl. Redouté described and figured almost all the important roses known in his day, and included were many of the ancestors of today's roses. "The plates in 'Les Roses' have artistic value, botanical and documentary value, both for the species and cultivars still surviving and for those that have disappeared' (Gisele de la Roche). The roses used as specimens for the work were taken from the collections of Thory, the Malmaison gardens, and from other collections around Paris. Many of the flowers were novelties in Redouté's time, and a number were dedicated to the memory of his friends and acquaintances, such as l'Héritier de Brutelle and Ventenat. The plates of 'Les Roses' were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method ideally suited to render the nuances of tone found in Redouté's original water-colours. During a trip to London, he met the renowned engraver Francesco Bartolozzi and learned that the most successful impressions of stipple engravings came from well-used plates. Redouté's printers therefore struck a limited number of black plates to take the edge off the plate before printing in colours. This print was printed in black on ochre-tinted paper. The ochre tint has subsequently been removed to reveal Redouté's full mastery of the stipple-engraving technique that this image so effortlessly demonstrates. Cf. Cleveland Collections 807; cf. Dunthorne p 232; cf. Hunt, Redoutéana 19; Hunt, Printmaking in the Service of Botany 25; Nissen BBI 1599; Pritzel 7455; Ray, French 89; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747

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        Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the Original Correspondence in the Possession of the Family of the late Richard Tully, Esq., the British consul Comprising authentic memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction. Also, an account of the Domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks.

      London:: printed for Henry Colburn,, 1817.. Second edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. xiii, (ii), 376pp, with 7 hand-coloured aquatints and a foldout map. Some browning to endpapers, and a little soiling to the borders of some plates and to the adjacent pages: the text and the attractive plates are otherwise very clean. The map has a few false folds, some wear to top edge where it once protruded, and a little soiling. The Preface warns that the book 'contains, we believe, the only exact account which has ever been made publicly known of the private manners and conduct of this African Despot, and it details such scenes and events, it gives such sketches of human weakness and vice, the effects of ambition, avarice, envy, and intrigue, as will seem scarcely credible to the mind of an European.' Plus ca change, alas. Quarto, with sprinkled edges, firm in contemporary half calf, spine ruled and titled in gilt, with slightly scuffed and chipped marbled boards. Very nice copy. [Heavy Item]

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        A dictionary of the English language : in which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, and authorized by the names of the writers in whose works they are found. / Abstracted from the folio edition, by the Author

      London: printed for Thomas Tegg .; W. Allason; J. Blacklock; J. Carpenter; Mess., 1817. Collation, engraved portrait frontis+908[1]pp. Recently bound in full antiquarian style calf, raised bands, gilt line on spine, leather title label, rule gilt line on boards. A fine full calf binding without any wear. Internally, contents holding firm, no loose pages, no writing or marking, some spotting/browning to frontis & title, 2 small neat numbers on verso of title, otherwise pages in very good clean condition throughout.A very nice clean copy, in a fine full calf binding. Book measures 15x24cm. Weight 2kg.A61. A new edition, corrected and revised, Wi. Large 8vo.

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      Published by T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1817. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Leather spine with raised bands and gilt titles. 36 plates, 1 map, 1 plan, as listed, plus an extra 31 bound in plates. All edges gilt. Pages: ccxlii + 344 pages, including index. Ex-library with minimal stamps. Covers are marked with some chipping away of leather to spine and corners. Covers have at some time been detached, now have been repaired to bookbinding tape to joints. Plates are bright. [S]

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        Travels in Brazil

      A classic work on the north of Brazil, with striking aquatint plates. 1817. London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. Two volumes in 8vo (210 mm x 128 mm). 1 [blank] + x 1 ff. + 406 + 1 [blank] + map & 7 plates; 1 [blank] + iv + 380 + 1 plate. Contemporary calf gilt, spine with labels lettered, boards with double gilt fillets, rubbed and scuffed. A little offsetting to plates, but else a remarkably clean copy. Second edition, the first in two volumes and in 8vo format. Borba de Moraes says this is a ?classic work on the North of Brazil... a success in Europe?. The work is elegantly illustrated with a map and aquatint plates. The plates show civil and rural costumes, depicting an owner been carried by natives with his wife, a ?Fangada?, which is a local type of boat, the crossing of a river on a large piece of wood with a horse swimming, a ?Sertanejo? (horsemen), a ?Fishing Canoe?, a striking image with a lady been carried by men dressed like soldiers with the exception of they being barefooted, the interior of a sugar mill and a cotton carrier. The aquatint plates are of great beauty and detail, and might well be regarded as one of the most beautiful works ever published on Brazil. The author (d. 1820) was son of a sugar merchant from Oporto, immigrated to Brazil in 1809, where he settled in Pernambuco until death found him in 1820 in Recife. The work was published during one of the author?s visits to England and deals with several aspects of the life and culture, with chapters on the history, agriculture, government, natives, fauna, sugar plantations, slavery, cotton, and other subjects. Amongst his friends, he counted Southey. Abbey Travel, 704 (for the first edition). Borba de Moraes I, 437.

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      - Que hum Amigo escreveu de Lisboa com algumas Notas, em resposta a outra Que lhe remetteu o Seu Amigo da Côrte do Rio-de-Janeiro, copiada do Correio Braziliense, Numero de Mayo de 1817. Londres: IMPRESSOR POR L. THOMPSON, GREAT ST HELENS. 1819. In 4º (de 21x13 cm) com 263, [i] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele marmoreada com finos ferros na lombada e no rótulo vermelho com título: "Azeredo Coutinho". Inocêncio IV, 384 e XIII, 22: " José Joaquim da Cunha de Azeredo Coutinho, Clerigo Secular, nasceu no distrito da comarca dos Campos dos Goitacazes na provincia do Rio de Janeiro, em 1742 (ou de 1743, como dizem outros) sendo filho primogenito de Sebastião da Cunha Coutinho Rangel e D. Isabel Sebastiana Rosa de Moraes, ambos oriundos de familias distintas e abastadas da mesma província. Depois de concluir com aproveitamento na cidade do Rio de Janeiro o curso de humanidades, percorreu durante alguns anos, as terras da sua província, e da de Minas, deleitando-se com curiosa observação no estudo dos costumes e interesses locaes. Contava trinta annos de edade quando se determinou a trocar o estado civil pelo eclesiástico, renunciando os direitos da primogenitura em seu irmão segundo, e vindo para Portugal, onde no anno de 1775 se matriculou na faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra, que por esse tempo acabava de ser reformada. Aí tomou o grau de Bacharel em Canones, e mais tarde o de Licenceado, dando mostras de grande talento e aplicação assídua, não só nas ciências positivas, mas tambem nas filosóficas. Foi sucessivamente nomeado Arcediago da Cathedral do Rio de Janeiro em 1784; Deputado da Inquisição de Lisboa em 1785; Bispo de Pernambuco em 1794; Director geral dos Estudos e Governador interino daquela capitania em 1798; trasladado em 1802 para a diocese de Bragança e Miranda, posto que sem effeito, por haver o bispo respectivo reclamado contra a desistência que por acto involuntario fizera. No ano de 1806 se lhe realisou porém a transferência para o bispado de Elvas, e o regeu até 1818; deixando então esse exercicio pelo de Inquisidor Geral (o ultimo que desempenhou tais funcções neste reino, em virtude da abolição do Santo Ofício, que pouco depois teve lugar). Foi igualmente nomeado Presidente da Junta do Exame do Estado actual e melhoramento temporal das Ordens religiosas. Sobrevindo a Revolução de 24 de Agosto de 1820, foi pela sua província eleito Deputado ás Cortes Constituintes, nas quais tomou assento em 1821; porém mal poude funcionar, em razão de falecer quase reprentinamente. Foi desde 1791 Sócio da Academia Real das Ciências de Lisboa, etc. Severo por índole, e em extremo zeloso de conservar intactas as prerogativas e imunidades que julgava pertencerem-lhe, teve de sustentar por vezes no exercicio do seu ministerio as contradicções e desgostos, que bem se manifestam por alguns dos escriptos qne nos deixou; porém não que d’ahi lhe proviesse a menor quebra na estima e amisade do soberano, cujas boas graças o acompanharam até o fim da vida. Copia da carta que um amigo escreveu de Lisboa com algumas notas, em resposta a outra que lhe remetteu o seu amigo da côrte do Rio de Janeiro, copiada do Correio braziliense, numero de mayo de 1817. Londres, impresso por L. Thompson, 1819. 8.o gr. de 263 pag. e mais 1 de errata. - Versa sobre a questão e pleito entre o bispo e parte do clero da Sé de Elvas, que não queria sujeitar se a certas obrigações que lhes impunham os estatutos". Location/localizacao: 1-A1-E-50

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        Les soirées du chateau de Valbonne ou la Moral Evangelique Mise en Action; Ouvrage Destiné à l'Instruction & a l'Amusements de la Jeunesse, et Dedié à S.A.S. Madame la Duchese Douairiere d'Orleans. Orné de 12 Gravures

      Paris: Locard et Davi...[et al n.d., ca. 1817] Finely bound by Morell in full brown. Gilt-ruled covers and spine, gilt inner dentelles, top edge gilt. Two volumes, twelvemo. . Two engraved title-pages with vignettes, ten copper-engraved plates, depicting scenes of French life. A little light offsetting. A very good, attractive copy. Elisabeth Brossin de Mère neé Guenard (1751-1829), published over 300 books under her maiden name and several pseudonyms (A.L. Boissy, J.H. F. Geller, "Faverolles, ancien officier de cavalerie," etc.) and earned the nickname "la providence des libraires et des cabinets de lecture." She wrote a large number of moral tales and books for the education of young people, but also salacious memoirs, anecdotes and compilations. Some of her better known works include Irma ou les Malheurs d'une jeune orpheline (1800); Mémoires historiques de Mme la princesse de Lamballe (1801); Les Enfants voyageurs, ou les petits botanists (1819), etc.

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        Lives of the British Admirals:

      London: C. J. Barrington, , 1817. Containing an Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods … Continued to the Year 1779 by Dr. Berkenhout. A New Edition, revised and corrected, and brought down to the Present Time, by Henry Redhead Yorke. And further continued to the Last Expedition against Algiers in 1816, with the Lives of the Most Eminent Naval Commanders from the Time of Dr. Campbell to the above Period, by William Stevenson, Esq., 8 volumes, octavo (240 × 146 mm). Later Navy blue half pebble-grained morocco on purplish pebble-grained boards, title gilt to spines, compartments with fouled anchor devices, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each. Bookplates of the Grosvenor Gallery Library designed by Harry Soane, dated 1880, to front pastedowns, ownership inscriptions of W. C. D. Whetham, later Dampier, scientist and agriculturist verso of the front free endpapers. Whetham was married to the daughter of the ship-owner Robert Durning Holt. A little rubbed at the extremities, some offsetting from the frontispieces, as usual, and a little scattered foxing, but overall a very good set. Best edition, down to the expedition against Algiers in 1816. Campbell's work, originally published between 1742 and 1744, was subsequently revised, expanded, and condensed in various editions issued up to a hundred years after his death in 1775. "A man of untiring industry and considerable accomplishment, Campbell is described as gentle in manner and of kindly disposition. There are several interesting references to him in Boswell's Life of Johnson, to both of whom he was known personally, Johnson being in the habit of going to the literary gatherings on Sunday evenings at Campbell's house in Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, until 'I began,' he said, 'to consider that the shoals of Scotchmen who flocked about him might probably say, when anything of mine was well done, "Ay, ay, he has learnt this of Cawmell."' 'Campbell is a good man, a pious man,' Johnson said of him on the same occasion: 'I am afraid he has not been in the inside of a church for many years; but he never passes a church without pulling off his hat. This shows that he has good principles.' Campbell told Boswell that he once drank thirteen bottles of port at a sitting. According to Boswell, Johnson spoke of Campbell to Joseph Warton as 'the richest author that ever grazed the common of literature'" (DNB).

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      London.: Henry Colburn., 1817. ..."WITH A DETAILED NARRATIVE OF THE POLITICAL EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THOSE MEMORABLE CONFLICTS, DOWN TO THE SURRENDER OF PARIS, AND THE DEPARTURE OF BONAPARTE FOR ST. HELENA"...xviii, 368pp...Calf leather, gilt lettering on spine...Marbelized text block..."Illustrated by numerous public and private official documents, and other papers, hitherto unpublished, communicated by officers of the highest distinction"...Includes 28 beautiful hand multicolored plates "descriptive of the country between Brussels and Charleroi", one of which folds out, the frontis piece and title page are also colored plates drawn and sketched by G. Cruikshank, also two-toned fold-out plan of the battles with nicely engraved cartouche and map showing the march of the Allied Armies to Paris by Sy. Hall...Contents inlude a description of the plates, an errata slip, explanation of the figures which are marked in the plan, preliminary observations, etc...Modern professional binding...Ex-library with minimal markings...Additional shipping and handling charges may apply for weight of volume...Some light foxing, overall a very good if not better copy.... First Edition.. Leather.. Very Good+. Illus. by Rouse, James.. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, also of Ligny, and Quatre-Bras, described by the series of accounts published by authority, with circumstantial details. By a near observer. Also important particulars, communicated by staff, and regimental officers,

      London, John Booth; and T. Egerton, 1817.. serving in different parts of the field, with every connected official document; forming an historical record of the campaign in the Netherlands, 1815; from the testimony of eye-witnesses, and of those who had the honour to share in its operations. To which is added a register of the names of the officers employed, with their respective ranks, and the several casualties, arranged in regimental order, and alphabetically. Illustrated with the portraits of Field-Marshals Wellington and Blucher, maps and enlarged plans, view of the field of Waterloo, and thirty-four etchings descriptive of the positions of the British lines, and of regimental and individual acts of heroism, gallantry, and incidents arising during the operations, from sketches by George Jones, Esq., Capt. Roy. Mont. Mil. TENTH EDITION, 2 volumes in 1, 4to, large paper edition, approximately 270 x 210mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, Volume I: mounted frontispiece on India paper, showing in profile the Duke of Wellington and Prince Blucher by Captain George Jones from busts by Hopper, facsimiles of their respective signatures below, engraved title page to Volume I, with obverse and reverse of the Waterloo Medal, large hand coloured folding map of The Field of Waterloo June 18th 1915 after page xix, folding hand coloured Sketch of the Operations of the Campaign in the Netherlands June 1815 at page 177, 2 pictorial hand coloured plates on 1 large folding panorama at page 18, showing views of the scenery of the Battle of Waterloo; Volume II, title page: Additional particulars to the battle of Waterloo, also of Ligny, and Quatre-Bras ... with same imprint as Volume I, 4 folding hand coloured maps and plans at page 1 (Theatre of War 1815, Battles of Ligny and Quatre-Bras, Plan of the Battle of Waterloo at Different Periods on 18th June 1815, Battle of Waterloo), large folding hand coloured Historical Map and Plan of the Campaign in Belgium AD 1815 on heavy paper at page 164, 34 NUMBERED ETCHED PLATES placed throughout both volumes, with the following title page after page xvi in Volume I: \"Illustrations to the battles of Quatre-Bras, Ligny, and Waterloo, with circumstantial details. By a near observer. And the various communication of important particulars from staff and regimental officers, in a series of thirty-four etchings, comprehending general views of the British positions, regimental and individual acts of heroism, gallantry, and incident, drawn from the most correct information, by Capt. George Jones, and engraved by S. Mitan ... sold by John Booth ...; T. Egerton ...; and J. Fairburn, Edinburgh 1817\". These etchings do not appear in the earlier editions, some are dated December 1816 and some January 1817 and they do not appear in all 1817 editions. Pages: xvi, (2), (xvii), xviii-xix, (1), (xxi), xxii-xxxvi, (1)-318, (2); (2), (1)-163, plus (50) pages listing the Staff, Officers, Commissariat, Medical Staff, Chaplains etc with an alphabetical list of the officers. Bound in red 19th century calf for West Cliff School Ramsgate, double gilt and blind ruled borders, patterned inner blind border to covers, gilt school crest to centre of upper cover, gilt raised bands, gilt floral motif in compartments, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Edges and corners of binding worn, upper hinge cracked and repaired by amateur, spine faded and slightly chipped at head and tail, slight chipping to label, covers marked and slightly rubbed, 1 small scrape to lower cover, front inner paper hinge neatly repaired, bookplate of the school on front pastedown, frontispiece lightly foxed in the margins, engraved title page very lightly browned in margins, very occasional pale mark to margins of text, outer edge of first folding map slightly worn and lightly dusty and 2 short closed tears, small closed tear to inner edge of final large folding map and very small closed tear to inner edge of Netherlands map, one misfold to hand coloured panorama, all 34 etched plates lightly browned and foxed mainly to margins and to varying degrees, more heavily spotted on reverse. A good complete copy of the large paper illustrated edition of this popular work. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Theory of the Moral and Physical System of the Universe, Demonstrated by Analogy; In Which the Elements of General Science are Explained Upon a Principle Entirely New

      William Nivison et al, Edinburgh 1817 - 6, 474 p. One frontispiece diagram. Blue and brown cloth with a little light wear. A little thumbing and spotting. A little residue on rear pastedown. "This is one of the best systems of universal knowledge that have lately fallen into our hands; and, when rightly understood, will go a long way towards rendering useless most books that have been published in modern times." - Review, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 5. June 1819. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Armata - A Fragment

      London: John Murray, 1817. Two parts in one - [2], 210pp, [2], viii, 210pp. Contemporary full calf, smooth spine, divided into five panels by gilt rules, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with gilt central device, covers bordered by gilt roll. Spine faded, chipped to spine ends, front outer joint split and slightly chipped but holding well. Endpapers browned, with a worm track towards the top of page, catching title with single worn track through top margin of the first 70 pages (not affecting text), otherwise internally bright and clean. Book label of John Paul Paul of High Grove to front pastedown. Allegorical utopian fiction, Sargent, page 17, a "parallel history of England. Emphasis on gradual change"; Bleiler 264, Negley 322, Locke, Spectrum I:14. Bailey describes it as a "satire ... twin-world attached to the earth at the South Pole ... cast up on an island, Armata, that is a counterpart of England. Morven his host, tells the story of Armata ... and its problems ... customs are similar, but different in accent at points Erskine wishes to satirize" (Bailey - Pilgrims Through Space and Time - Pg 23). Wolff 2096 "curiously rare". Second Edition. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM ROBERTSON In Twelve Volumes (Complete)

      London: Cadell and Davies, F. C. And J. Rivington et al. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1817. A New Edition. Full Leather. 8vo (14 x 22cm) "to which is prefixed an account of his life and writings, by Dugald Stewart". A fine set, beautifully bound in full contemporary straight grained dark tan morocco, complete in twelve volumes. Four raised bands to the spines, gitl stamped lettering, blind stamped decoration to the boards and spine with further gilt decoration, blind stamped dentelles. All edges marbled red to match marbled endpapers. Bindings very good with slight rubbing only, small scuff mark to the top spine compartment of vol. I. Contents clean and tight, bookplates of Charles Awdry (see note on provenance below) to the front paste-downs with engraved presentation library plates to the front free end papers, otherwise very clean without inscriptions or other marks. A very good set in a handsome contemporary binding. (Provenance: With the bookplates of Charles Awdry. In 1949 the books were presented in Memory of R. W. Awdry Esq., C. B. E. of Wiltshire, to Exeter City library as acknowledged on their engraved bookplate. Charles Awdry and family are mentioned on several occasions in Kilvert's Diary and this may well be the same Charles or at least a later generation of the same Awdry Family.) .

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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels

      Bos., 1817.. b/w plates, one fldg. A remarkable book by this Duxbury sea captain whose Pacific voyages included stops at Palau, Hawaii, the Galapagos, Manila, Canton, Macao, New Guinea, Australia and the East Indies. His work was the source for Melville’s “Benito Cerino”, and his account of the Bounty was the first published in America. The folding plate on p. 135 is a chart of Pitcairn Island with recognition views inset. Hill p. 83. Howes D-233. Hunnewell p. 34. Judd. 51. Scattered foxing and spotting but a nice copy of this important narrative in a contemporary calf binding with gold tooling and spine rules.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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      Boston: Printed by E.G. House, for the Author, 1817.. 598,[1]pp. plus two engraved plates (including frontispiece portrait) and engraved folding map. Contemporary calf, rebacked in matching style in modern calf, spine gilt. Boards scuffed and worn, especially at extremities. Light foxing throughout, faint dampstain in lower gutter throughout the text, most pronounced in the first half. Overall, good. One of the major printed accounts of world voyages for its time, and the source book for Melville's BENITO CERINO. Delano recounts his travels between 1790 and 1810, encompassing visits to the Palau, Hawaiian, and Galapagos islands; Manila, Canton, and Macao; New Guinea, Australia, and the East Indies; and Chile and Peru. Includes detailed accounts of whaling and seal hunting, observations of the inhabitants indigenous to Delano's stopping points, etc. HOWES D233. SABIN 19349. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 40635. HILL 463. RICH, pp.92-93. FORBES 463. NAYLOR 64.

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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels, in the Northern and Southern Hemiospheres, Comprising Three Voyages Round the World

      Boston: E. G. House, 1817. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 598pp. Folding map and two plates, one a portrait of the author, the other of Abba Thulle. Modern full polished calf. Spine in 6 compartments, gilt rules, blind tooling; Leather lettering label, gilt. Boards tooled in blind. The final two leaves have been remargined (no loss), a facsimile of the errata sheet has been bound in at the rear, occasional light foxing else a very good copy. Includes a biographical sketch, 'written by a friend', who, according to Hill, was probably Horace Holley. The author visited Palau, Hawaii, Galapagos, Manila, Canton, Macao, New Guinea, Australia, East Indies, Chile and Peru. Howes D233. Hill, 83; Ferguson, 673. Forbes, 463, which notes that this Narrative is particularly important for its text concerning Bligh, the Bounty and Pitcairn Island "part of which appears nowhere else." The folding plate is of Pitcairn.

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