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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Statement Respecting The Earl of Selkirk's Settlement upon the Red River, in North America; its Destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the massacre of Governor Semple and His Party

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

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

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

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        [AUTOGRAPH NOTE WRITTEN BY JOHN TYLER DECLINING AN INVITATION TO PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON'S NEW YEAR'S DINNER]

      [Np, but likely Washington]. Jan. 1, 1817.. [1]p. plus integral address leaf. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Small paper loss from wax seal, else fine. In a folio- sized black half morocco and blue silk clamshell case, spine gilt. Brief note penned by U.S. Congressman, later president, John Tyler, declining an invitation to the presidential New Year's dinner. The note reads: "J. Tyler regrets, that owing to a previous engagement, he can not accept the President's invitation to Dinner tomorrow. Jany. 1st, 1817." It is addressed to "His Excellency The President." As a fellow Virginian in the limited society of early Washington, it would make sense that Tyler would be invited to events at the Madison White House. Tyler was at this time serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. He would go on to be elected governor of Virginia, serve in the U.S. Senate, and eventually be elected vice president, only to become president by default in 1841 when President William H. Harrison died unexpectedly. Madison's party took place a few months before he left the White House. A polite note sent by a future president to a current commander in chief.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        (Wergeland, N. :) En sandfærdig Beretning om Danmarks politiske Forhold imod Kongeriget Norge fra Aar 955 indtil 1814, eller fra Hakon Adelsteens Krig med Harald Blaatand indtil Fredsslutningen i Kiel. En historisk Skisse. Andet forbedrede og forøgede Oplag.

      Chra., Paa Boghandler H. A. Hielms Forlag, trykt hos Jacob Lehmann. 1817. 8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med tittelfelt i grønt skinn og marmorerte dekler. XXVI, 124 S. MEDBUNDET : S. B. Hersleb : Affordret Beviis for at Skriftet : "sandfærdig Beretning om Danmarks politiske Forbrydelser imod Norge" - fortjener enhver retsindig Normands Uvillie og Foragt. Af (...), Professor i Theologien. Chra. 1817. Trykt hos Chr. Grøndahl. 71, (1 blank) s. MEDBUNDET : Christian Magnus Falsen : Bemærkninger over Skriftet : En sandfærdig Beretning om Danmarks politiske Forbrydelser imod Kongeriget Norge fra 955 til 1814. En historisk Skisse". Af (...), Amtmand over nordre Bergenhuus. Chra. 1817. Paa Boghandler H. A. Hielms Forlag, trykt hos Jacob Lehmann. 126 s. MEDBUNDET : (C. M. Falsen :) Til Forfatteren af Skriftet : Danmarks politiske Forbrydelser mod Norge, Hr. P. W-d. Bergen U. å. Trykt hos N. Dahls Enke og Søn. 30 s. MEDBUNDET : M. A. Boye : Gjenmæle og Commentar til Anonymens "Sandfærdig Beretning om Dannemarks politiske Forbrydelser imod Kongeriget Norge fra Aar 955 indtil 1814 eller fra Hakon Adelsteens Krig med Harald Blaatand indtil Fredsslutningen i Kiel af (...), Student ved Kong Frederiks norske Universitet , for nærværende Tid opholdende sig i Kjøbenhvan. Kbh. 1817. 68 s. Supprimert. MEDBUNDET : (N. Wergeland :) Tilintetgjørelse af alle fiendtlige Anfald paa det af Sandheden selv befæstede Skrift : "Beretning om Danmarks politiske Forhold imod Kongeriget Norge" o. s. v. ved Forfatteren til bemeldte Skrift. I flere Fegtninger. Norge. 1817. (4), 56 s.. Thuesen s. 42 (for Boyes skrift). Når det gjelder Boyes skrift, ble det på den danske regjerings foranstaltning supprimert meget snart etter utgivelsen, "hvorfor denne bok hører til de litterære sjeldenheter". (Thuesen). Lite navn på forsatsbladet. Håndskrevet innholdsfortegnelse på forsatsbladets verso

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        Naval Occurrences

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

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        Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii

      19 - London - Rodwell and Martin, 1817 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this famousstudy of Pompeii, illustrated with engravings throughout. First Edition. Contains all 77 of the numbered plates, not all bound in the order listed. The work also features a tissue-guarded frontispiece and4 un-numbered plates, including 2 fold-out maps, before p. 1. Sir William Gell (17771836), was a classical archaeologist and traveller. His Pompeiana (181719) was the first account of Pompeii in English. J. P. Gandy (later J. P. Deering) helped to prepare the work, which ran to several editions. Gell had obtained from the government special facilities for visiting the excavations, and made very numerous sketches (reproduced in the volumes) of objects which he declared would otherwise have perished unrecorded. DNB. Condition: In a quarter leather binding with paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed to the extremities. Some marking to the boards. Front board detached but present. Internally, generally firmly bound although the first few pages are strained, with the front free endpaper detached but present. Small tear to half title. Some scattered foxing. 'Crichel' stamp to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        CARY'S TRAVELLER'S COMPANION AND CARY'S NEW ITINERARY

      Published by John Cary, 1817. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Contains Cary's Traveller's Companion or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales. With coloured map of England/Wales and 42 coloured county maps including a large folding map of Yorkshire. Bound with Cary's New Itinerary or An Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads, Both Direct and Cross, Throughout England and Wales With Many of the Principle Roads in Scotland. 6 folding colour maps. Includes index to the Direct Roads From London, Principle Places that Occur in the Crossroads, List of Inns from which Stagecoaches Depart plus 950 pages. Modern brown leather spine with gilt title. Original tree calf covers. The large folding map of Yorkshire has been restored. The large folding map of England, Wales and Scotland has been repaired. The map referred to in the New Itinerary is not present. Corners slightly worn. [S]

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        Diccionario de la lengua castellana, por la Real Academia Española. Quinta edición.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1817. - 32,5x24 cm. Texto a tres columnas. 4 hojas, 918 pp., 1 hoja de erratas. Emblema de la Academia grabado en madera en la portada. Encuadernación de la época en pasta española con rectángulo pintado en los planos, nervios y hierros dorados entre ellos. Cortes pintados. Unas ligerísimas trazas de polilla sin importancia. Ejemplar magnífico. Encabeza la obra un "Prólogo" en el que se explican las vicisitudes de esta edición y las novedades en relación a las otras anteriores. El catálogo de la Real Academia dice de ella: "Se hubiera publicado poco después de 1808 esta nueva edición del Diccionario, a no sobrevenir la guerra contra la invasión francesa. En 1814, en que se hizo la paz, no pudo publicarlo la Academia por falta de fondos; y entonces el Rey mandó que la Imprenta Real anticipase el dinero y trabajo necesarios y así pudo salir a luz esta edición de 1817". Cotarelo y Mori 23.

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        Dictionnaire des monogrammes, marques figurées, lettres initiales, noms abrégés

      Munich: Aux frais de l'auteur, 1817. First edition. 1132 columns [2], XLVI, [4], 105. 4to. Green qtr. morocco on boards, worn. Brunet, I., 1289: papier de Hollande.

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        Promenades Aeriennes, Jardin Baujon. Honoré de la Présence de Sa Majesté, le 2 Août 1817 [The Aerial Walk-ways, Baujon Garden, Honoured by the Presence of His Majesty, August 2, 1817]

      Paris: au Jardin Baujon, & chez Ch. Bance, [no date but circa 1817-1818]. Hand-coloured copper-engraved plate by Lerouge after Garneray. In fine condition apart from some expert repairs to tears to blank margins. 11 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. 14 1/4 x 19 5/8 inches. A snap-shot view of the visit of King Louis XVIII to the Baujon pleasure gardens and the 'Aerial Walk-ways' in particular This precursor of the modern roller-coaster was opened in Paris in 1817. As the view shows, it had two separate but continuous tracks. The tracks led out from the central tower with the walk-ways and tracks running in parallel. Particpiants could either walk down along the walk-ways or travel along the the track in the specially constructed 'cars' which were locked onto the track and reached speeds of up to 40 mph. The central tower could be reached by going up the central incline along one of the parallel tracks in one of the 'cars'.

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        Deducirter Plan einer zu Berlin zu errichtenden höhern Lehranstalt. Geschrieben im Jahre 1807.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta, 1817. - 158 SS., l. w. Bl. (Beigebunden) II: Ders. Die Thatsachen des Bewußtseyns. Vorlesungen, gehalten an der Universität zu Berlin im Winterhalbjahre 1810-11. Ebd., 1817. 216 SS. Marmorierter Halblederband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 8vo. Jeweils erste Ausgaben der posthum erschienenen Schriften. - I: Theoretische Gründungsschrift der 1810 neu gegründeten Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität (heute Humboldt-Universität), an der Fichte die Professur für Philosophie innehatte und 1811 der erste gewählte Rektor wurde. - II: Von Fichte 1811 noch selbst zum Druck vorbereitete Vorlesungen über Wissenschaftslehre des letzten Wintersemesters. - Papierbedingt durchgehend gleichmäßig schwach gebräunt. Exemplar des Philosophen und Pädagogen Heinrich Stoy (1846-1905) mit seinem Besitzstempel am Titel. Stoy lehrte als Privatdozent an der Universität Jena, wo er auch Direktor eines Knaben-Erziehungs-Institutes war (vgl. Biogr. Jahrb. u. Dt. Nekrolog X (1905), in DBA II 1274, 369). I: Borst 1265. Meyer 188. Kayser II, 209. Berl.-Bibl. C 5542, 394. Baumgartner/J. 72. Nicht bei Goedeke. - II: Goedeke V, 8, 21. Borst 1266. Meyer 250. Baumgartner/J. 73x.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Lalla Rookh. An Oriental Romance. Illustrated with Engravings.

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

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        Original watercolour Vue De L'Aiguade De L'Uranie Sur L'ile Vaigou

      Paris,: circa 1817-, 1822.. Watercolour, 190 x 265 mm.; fine, in a period timber frame. A finely executed sepia watercolour depicting sailors engaged in collecting fresh water in buckets from a stream. Three unclothed men are also shown in the creek washing clothes, whilst others are gathering the water in buckets and then filling wooden barrels. A fully dressed gentleman is standing guard with a rifle.A small dinghy is moored on the beach and the barrels are being transferred by dinghy to a larger ship, probably L'Uranie moored at sea.The lush scene is depicted in exquisite detail and shows a beautiful and idyllic scene on the island of Vaigou, on the north west coast of New Guinea.Lous de Freycinet's voyage of 1817-1820 in the Uranie to the East Indies, Australia and the Pacific was one of the most important voyages of exploration ever made. This watercolour is the original prepared for the engraved plate number 49 in the Atlas Historique of Freycinet's monumental publication Voyage Autour Du Monde ...published over twenty years from 1824-1844.The engraved plate is titled Vue De L'Aiguade De L'Uranie Sur L'ile Vaigou and states at the lower left that the engraving was based on a drawing by Marchais after a drawing by Alphonse Pellion, one of the two official artists on the expedition.Original voyage art is highly prized and that relating to the early nineteenth century in the Pacific, even more so.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Doig and Sirling, et al 1817 - Volumes I, II and III. Later edition. Contemporary calf with rubbing. Joints split and spines chipping. Hinges cracked. Offsetting and light foxing to pages. Overall very good. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ornithologia Suecica. 2 volumes in one

      Havniae [Copenhagen]: J. H. Schubothium. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Some spotting and occasional browning. Plates cut close with images of six plates trimmed. Library stamp on title. Illustrations bright. 1817. [First Edition]. Brown hardback cloth cover. 317pp, errata; xiv, 277pp :: 12 hand coloured plates :: 210mm x 120mm (8" x 5") .

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        Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. volumes 1-4, 6-15 (1817-1824)

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1817-1824. volumes 1-4, 6-15 (1817-1824), complete volumes, some ex library, textually good+ but bindings may require repairs or replacement; price is for the lot:. Photos available upon request.

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        Itinerario Italiano ossia descrizione de' viaggi per le strade più frequentate alle principali città d'Italia [.]. Edizione ottava Romana.

      Rom, Bernardino Olivieri, 1817. - XXXII, 326 SS. Mit 14 (statt 17?) mehrf. gefalt. gest. Karten. Rot marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 8vo. Seltene Ausgabe des oftgedruckten, teils vom Mailänder Verleger Giuseppe Vallardi bearbeiteten Italienführers. "Coll' indicazione delle distanze in poste, in miglis, in ore e minuti; de migliori alberghi; degli oggetti piu interessanti di Belle Arti, Antiquaria e Storia Naturale; delle principali produzioni e manifatture locali; e di altre utili cognizioni" (Untertitel). - Einband berieben; Ecken etwas bestoßen. Gegenüber der am Titel angegebenen Zahl ("con diciasette carte geografiche") fehlen drei Karten; Vergleichsexemplare im Handel und in Bibliotheken allerdings immer mit nur 14 oder noch weniger Tafeln. Vgl. Pescarzoli (Racc. Fossati Bellani) I, 460, 464 und 481ff. (frühere und spätere Ausgg.). Vgl. ICCU LO1E\009937 (9. römische Ausgabe 1823; nur 3 Tafeln). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sharke

      London: Published by Edward Orme, 1817. Stipple with etching. State iii/iii, with the title in closed letters and engraved inscription (with variations in punctuation): "George Stubbs pinxt.*** Geo. Townly Stubbs Sculpt. Engraver to His R.H. the Prince of Wales / SHARKE. / London, Republished June 4, 1817, by Edwd. Orme, New Bond Street, corner of Brook Street". 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. A magnificent portrait of the famous racehorse Sharke, who served at stud in Virginia and "did as much to enhance the value of the bloodstock of the United States as any horse ever imported" ("American Turf Register" [1830], vol. V, p.173). George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse, which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific steeds for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the show horse Sharke, commissioned by his owner Robert Pigott. The image shows Sharke in a classically inspired landscape with his trainer Price. Speaking of the horse The Sporting Magazine commented "A most beautiful as well as a very famous horse; he won five single matches for one thousand guineas each, and upwards of twenty thousand guineas in stakes." This beautiful print demonstrates that, with subtle atmospheric effects and complex compositional structure, Stubbs succeeds in raising the genre of equine portraiture to a poetic level. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 110, state iii/iii; Nagler, G.T. Stubbs, no. 6; Le Blanc. G.T. Stubbs, no. 5; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 272; Slater p. 610; Snelgrove, no. 14.

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        Anvil

      London: Published by Edward Orme, June 4th, 1817. Stipple with etching, colour-printed with hand-colouring. State iii/iii, with the title in closed letters, and engraved inscription: "George Stubbs pinxt.*** Geo. Townly Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to His R.H. the Prince of Wales. / London Republished June 4th. 1817, *** ANVIL. *** by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street". 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches. 12 1/2 x 15 5/16 inches. A magnificent portrait of the famous stallion Anvil, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse, which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific steeds for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the stallion Anvil, bred by Thomas Paton. The image shows Anvil in an enclosed paddock, and exhibits a keen attention to naturalistic detail. Anvil was first a stallion in the stud of the Prince of Wales and went on to win a great number of races at some of the best courses in England. 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 114, ii/iii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 272

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        Sharke

      London: Published by Edward Orme, June 4th, 1817. Colour printed stipple with etching. State iii/iii, with the title in closed letters, and engraved inscription (with variations in the punctuation): 'George Stubbs pinxt.*** Geo: Townly Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to his R.H. the Prince of Wales / SHARKE / London, Republished June 4th 1817, by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street.'. 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches. A magnificent portrait of the famous racehorse Sharke, who served at stud in Virginia and "did as much to enhance the value of the bloodstock of the United States as any horse ever imported" ("American Turf Register" [1830], vol. V, p.173). George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townley Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific racehorses for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the show horse Sharke, commissioned by his owner Robert Pigott. The image shows Sharke in a classically inspired landscape with his trainer Price. Speaking of the horse the sporting magazine commented " A most beautiful as well as a very famous horse; he won five single matches for one thousand guineas each, and upwards of twenty thousand guineas in stakes". This beautiful print demonstrates that, with subtle atmospheric effects and complex compositional structure, Stubbs succeeds in raising the genre of equine portraiture to a poetic level. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 111, iii/iii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 272

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        Rosa Centifolia Bipinnata / Rosier à feuilles de Céleri [Celery-leaved variety of Cabbage 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 5/8 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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        Pointers

      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.

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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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