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        THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON, A HUBRISTIC POEM IN FIFTEEN CANTOS BY DOCTOR SYNTAX

      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.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THIRTY-EIGHT PLATES WITH EXPLANATIONS

      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]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Cabin Fever Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        MAGNA BRITANNIA; BEING A CONCISE TOPOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN VOLUME THE FIFTH CONTAINING DERBYSHIRE

      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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        COPIA DA CARTA,

      - 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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        HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CAMPAIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS, IN 1815, UNDER HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, AND MARSHAL PRINCE BLUCHER, COMPRISING THE BATTLES OF LIGNY, QUATRE BRAS, AND WATERLOO;

      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.

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        A NARRATIVE OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, IN THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERES: COMPRISING THREE VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD; TOGETHER WITH A VOYAGE OF SURVEY AND DISCOVERY IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ORIENTAL ISLANDS

      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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        The History of Ceylon, from the Earliest Period to the Year MDCCCXV;

      London: Joseph Mawman, , 1817. with Characteristic Details of the Religion, Laws, & Manners of the People and a Collection of their Moral Maxims & Ancient Proverbs … To which is subjoined Robert Knox's Historical Relation of the Island, with an Account of His Captivity During a Period of Near Twenty Years. Quarto. Original brown diapered cloth, title in gilt to the spine. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 15 engraved plates, folding engraved map. Cloth somewhat rubbed, short splits at the head of the spine, light toning, plates slightly foxed and the last a little creased and with a short tear, no loss, repaired verso, a very good copy. First edition. A very timely production, published the year after the island was unified under British control following the fall of the kingdom of Kandy, offering a broad history of the island with some concentration on the later years of its settlement by the Dutch and the British. There has been some controversy over the authorship of the work, with attribution to Fellowes seeming highly unlikely considering his background but firm. He was "educated for the church at St Mary Hall, Oxford (BA 1796, MA 1801), he took orders, but seems to have held no preferment. For more than six years (1804-11) he edited the Critical Review" (ODNB). He published numerous theological works, and following a large inheritance dedicated the rest of his life to philanthropy. He certainly never visited Ceylon, or had any apparent connection with the island, or with India, and the content of the book, while clearly drawing on various published works (Knox's earlier account is included almost as an appendix) seems to speak of a closer familiarity with the region. However, an article in the Journal of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon for 1931 proposes a plausible explanation for this apparent paradox. A Lieutenant Richard Fisher Fellowes is recorded as having served with the Ceylon Rifles between 1810 and 1827, being on the staff of several outstations, rising to the rank of major and being appointed commandant at Seven Korales - now in the North Western Province - where he died. Between 1814 and 1817, Lieut. Fellowes was on leave in England, during which time he could have passed along his first-hand knowledge of the island to a kinsman, being the source of the information in the book which has "evidently come from someone who was intimately acquainted with the country and the contemporaneous events described." Robert Fellowes did not employ the pseudonym Philalethes for any of his other publications, so perhaps as the article suggests; "the actual writer of the work chose to attach his name 'Philalethes' to his book, rather than appear before the world as the author of a volume, the substance of which had been placed in his hands by another, and that other a relative of his own." Robert Knox's narrative reprinted here, together with a selection of the plates, was first published in 1681. Knox was shipwrecked in Ceylon in 1658 and his narrative has been described as "the first glimpse of the interior of the island" (Henze). Uncommon: COPAC records just five copies.

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        Manfred; A Dramatic Poem

      London: John Murray, 1817. First edition, Second Printing. Bound in superb full tan polished calf with three parallel gilt lines and florets at corners, five raised bands, two morocco inlaid compartments, heavily gilt on spine. Ornate inner doublures. Half-title present. Wise's first editiion, second issue and Randolph's first edition, first issue. In any event, the scarcer edition with no quotation from Hamlet on title page. An elegant, fine copy. With bookplate of Wiliam Arthur, 6th Duke of Portland.

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        Des Colonies Et De La Revolution Actuelle De L'Amerique / Par M. De Pradt - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      Paris : F. Bechet [Etc. ], 1817. 1st Edition. Description; 2 v. ; [4], xxxii, 403, [3] p. & [4], 394, [2] p. ; 20 cm. Subjects; Colonies - Colonization - History. Spain - Colonies - Administration. Reference; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 21781. OCLC 16395533. Language: French. Contemporary tree calf over marble boards, very good. Gilt cross-bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. Minor, generalized wear to the spine bands and panel edges; scans &c. On request.

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        Erinnerungsbuch für Alle, welche in den Jahren 1813, 1814, 1815 Theil genommen haben an dem heiligen Kampf um Selbständigkeit und Freiheit. Mit einer Auswahl vaterländischer Gedichte

      Halle, Waisenhaus 1817. 26 cm. (418), 18, (8) S., 1 gestochenes Frontispiz, 21 Kupfer-Porträts und 11 Schlachtpläne (davon 1 gefaltet). Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Vollständige Chronik der Befreiungskriege, die schon im September 1814 erscheinen sollte, jedoch wegen des im Jahr 1815 neu ausgebrochenen Krieges erst 1817 abgeschlossen werden konnte. Mit Subskribentenverzeichnis am Schluß. Frontispiz: Abbildung der 1812 - 1815 gestifteten Orden und Ehrenzeichen; Porträts: Alexander I. von Russland, Graf von Wittgenstein, Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen, Kutusow, Barclay de Tolly, Wellington, Scharnhorst, Franz I. von Österreich, Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen als Kronprinz, Karl XIV. Johann von Schweden als Kronprinz, Blücher, Ostermann-Tolstoi, Kleist von Nollendorf, Bülow von Dennewitz, Yorck von Wartenburg, Karl Philipp zu Schwarzenberg, Carl Philipp von Wrede, Tauentzien, Wilhelm I. von Württemberg als Kronprinz, Vinzenz Ferrerius von Bianchi, Gneisenau; Schlachtpläne: Großgörschen, Bautzen, Großbeeren, Katzbach, Kulm (Chlumec), Dennewitz, Leipzig, Hanau, La Rothière, Paris (30. März 1814), Operationen vom 15. - 21. Juni 1815 in Wallonien (Faltplan 31 x 35 cm); Anhang: Vaterländische Gedichte von F. A. Stägemann, Throdor Körner, Max von Schenkendorf, K. Wolfart, Enrst Moritz Arndt, E. Schulze, Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg, August Hermann Niemeyer und K. Levetzow. - Einband berieben, Porträt und Pläne teilweise gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, Text fleckenfrei -

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        Oeuvres de P. Corneille, avec Les Commentaires de Voltaire

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

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        OUEVRES DE P. CORNEILLE (THE COMPLETE WORKS, 12 VOL SET - COMPLETE) Avec les Commentaires de Voltaire

      Paris: Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1817. Hardcover. Good +. 12 vol set, the complete works. Text in French. Each volume approx 450 pgs. 5 x 8 in. Half polished brown calf with marbled paper boards. Six squared raised bands, leather labels, gilt decoration and lettering on spines. Marble endpapers. Condition of the books is GOOD+ ; spines are worn, lettering very faded, ends of spines worn, one Vol has tears to top and bottom of spine. Boards are clean but slightly faded and worn. Text has light foxing, bindings very solid, no cracked hinges.

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China; Comprising a Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and From China, and of the Journey From the Mouth of the Pei-ho to the Return to Canton

      London, Printed for J. Murray, 1817-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. London, Printed for J. Murray, 1817. vii, [1], 526, [2] p. front (port.) col. pl., maps (1 fold.) 28 cm. Fully bound in contemporary brown calf skin leather. Dark brown Morocco spine label with gilt lettering and borders. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Slight scuffing to edges. Loss to spine. Clean, unmarked pages, save for minor damp stain to lower initial pages.<br><br>Etched frontispiece portrait of the author; 7 hand-colored aquatint plates; 3 engraved maps, the first folding. Errata leaf at end of volume. Interspersed with observations upon the face of the country, the polity, moral character, and manners of the Chinese nation.<br><br>Sir Henry Ellis, diplomatist, began his career as minister plenipotentiary ad interim in Persia, and returned after only a year, having succesfully negotiated a peace treaty. This volume is a first edition of the author&#39;s account of the European expedition to China, which was a rare undertaking during this period.

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        World in Miniature, The

      London: R. Ackermann, 1817. - First Edition in Book FormA Rare and Marvelous Record Which Rowlandson Left of the England He KnewROWLANDSON, Thomas. The World In Miniature. Consisting of Groups of Figures, for the Illustration of Landscape-Scenery. Drawn and Etched by T. Rowlandson. London: R. Ackermann, 1817. First edition in book form. Letterpress title-page, and forty back and white plates, numbered 1-40, drawn and etched by Rowladnson. Contemporary half calf over publisher's original drab boards with original paper label. Calf well rubbed with small losses at spine. Joints starting. A few plates trimmed, as usual, with slight loss. Otherwise an internally clean, bright, and fine copy. Housed in a fleece-lined half black morocco clamshell case.An excellent example of this rare Rowlandson work, which originally appeared in 1816 in eight parts in wrappers. Copies were subsequently bound up from the original parts and issued with a letterpress title dated 1817, as here.The plates illustrate taverns, racing, fishing, country life, boating, etc. and contain up to three scenes each. Only three of the plates are titled within the etching, nos. 22 ("Stamford Castle"), 24 ("Glastonbury"), and 30 ("The Social Day"). Plate 39, often misnumbered "40", is correctly printed.Only two copies have come to auction within the last thirty-seven years. Most copies in institutional holdings are uncolored, as the copy under notice; colored copies are exceedingly scarce.Of Rowlandson, "We are told of his aimless wandering about the country, of his indolence and dissipation, of his gambling and high living, and of the reprobation with which his habits of life were regarded by the good people of his day, but undoubedly it is to these things that we are indebted for the marvelous record which he left of the England he knew, perhaps the most important contribution to our knowledge of the manners of the Englishman during the extraordinary years from 1780 to 1825" (Grolier Club).Plates 1-5 are dated March 1, 1816; plates 6-10, April 1, 1816; plates 11-15, May 1, 1816, except plate 14, which is undated; plates 16-20, June 1, 1816; plates 21-25, July 1, 1816; plates 26-30, Aug. 1. 1816; plates 31-35, Sept. 1, 1816; plates 36-40, Oct. 1, 1816.Tooley 437. Grolier Club, An Exhibition of Books Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson (1916), 37. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Talhofer. Ein Beytrag zur Literatur der gerichtlichen Zweykaempfe im Mittelalter

      München, Lithogr. Kunstanst. 1817. 29 x 43 cm. (4), 36 Seiten mit 6 lithographierten Tafeln von Franz Hanfstaengl. Umschlag der Zeit, Original-Umschlagtitel als Titelschild auf dem vorderen Umschlag - Winkler 293, 4-10 - Lipperheide 1965 Td 62 - Thimm 259 - Levi 147 - "Inkunabel der Lithographie". Dieses Heft wurde veröffentlicht als Probe der Wiedergabe von 6 Tafeln des aus 268 Seiten bestehenden Codex in der herzoglichen Bibliothek zu Gotha. "Umfangreiche Texte fördern das Verständnis für den Gegenstand und sollten die Faksimile-Herausgabe des vollständigen Codex verbreiten, zu der es jedoch nicht kam" (Winkler). Die Tafeln hat der damals 13jährige Franz Hanfstaengl als Schüler der Feyertagsschule auf Stein übertragen. - Beilagen: 2 Ankündigungen des Verlags für das Werk. Deutsch und französisch. Datiert 20. Juli 1817. Je 2 Seiten. Rücken erneuert, Titelschild auf Umschlag teilweise abgerieben -

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        Medal for the Voyage of the Uranie

      Paris,: Puymaurin & Andrieu, 1817.. Bronze medal, 41 mm, fine.Obverse: profile portrait of Louis XVIII. Reverse: "HÈmisphËre Austral. Physique Astronomie. La Corvette l'Uranie Mr. Ls. de Freycinet Commandt... S.A.R.M. Le Duc d'AngoulÍme, Amiral de France.... An excellent bronze example of the medal struck to commemorate the sailing of the Uranie for Australia and the Pacific in 1817 under Freycinet.The Uranie landed at Shark Bay on the West Coast of Australia, on 12 September 1818, where an observatory was set up. After visiting Timor and the Sandwich Islands they reached Port Jackson in November 1818. They left on Boxing Day that year on a course for Cape Horn but on 13 February 1820 the ship was wrecked off the Falkland Islands. However all the crew and most of the records of the voyage and natural history specimens were saved and the voyage was completed on the Physicienne.The voyage was organised by the French government to make observations on geography, magnetism and meteorology, and became noteworthy for its natural history discoveries. This scientific bent is reflected in the detailed lettering on the obverse, which has the main caption 'Hemisphere Austral. Physique Astronomie', and also notes that Freycinet's voyage was commissioned by the two most important French naval figures of his day, Louis-Antoine d'Artois de Bourbon, Duc d'AngoulÍme, then serving as Amiral de France, and the Vicomte du Bouchage, Ministre de la Marine. The design for this side of the medal is signed Puymaurin. The reverse of the medal shows the bust of Louis XVIII, designed by F. Andrieu.Marquess of Milford Haven, 'British and Foreign Naval Medals', 188.

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        Victoire, conquêtes, désastres, revers et guerres civiles des Français de 1792 à 1815.

      C. L. F. Panckoucke 1817 - - C. L. F. Panckoucke, Paris _1817, in-8 (13x21cm), 27 tomes reliés en 26 volumes. - Edition originale parue en livraisons entre 1817 et 1821. L'ouvrage est illustré de 171 plans, cartes (par Tardieu) et gravures hors-texte très souvent dépliants et de 16 planches de fac-similé d'écritures ; les deux derniers volumes contiennent 151 portraits de militaires et généraux. Demi veau brun romantique légèrement postérieur circa 1830. Dos lisses uniformément éclaircis ornés à la rocaille et aux fers à l'amphore fleurie surmontée d'un oiseau dans un encadrement de filets et cartouches dorés, toutes tranches marbrées. rares rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Ensemble fort décoratif. Monument militaire élevé à la gloire de la France par souscriptions. Bauvais, responsable de l'édition, demanda des mémoires à de nombreux militaires pour retracer l'histoire exacte, par des témoins, de l'histoire des batailles depuis l'an I de la République (1792) jusqu'en 1815. Une large introduction compare les français aux romains et dresse le tableau de son histoire militaire et de ses généraux, chaque livre détaillera ensuite pour chaque année l'histoire militaire et politique de la France et de l'Europe. Bien que cette préface donne le but de l'ouvrage, jamais on n'avait réuni autant de matériaux sérieux pour tracer l'histoire exacte de l'épopée militaire française sous la Révolution et l'Empire, vus comme une continuité. Les tomes 1 à 24 retracent l'histoire des différents faits militaires français ; le tome 25 (relié à la suite du 24) est une table d'errata et les deux derniers tomes, très souvent absents, sont une galerie de portraits des maréchaux et généraux. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1150 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Europe After The Congress of Vienna

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

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        Proposta di alcune correzioni ed aggiunte al Vocabolario della Crusca.

      Regia Stamperia,, Milano, 1817 - Sette parti legate in quattro volumi di cm. 22, pp. 2.800 ca. complessive. Solida ed elegante leg. coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi romantici in oro. Ottima conservazione, parzialmente a fogli chiusi. Completo del volume di "Appendice alla Proposta" uscito nel 1826. Opera che tende a risolvere un problema linguistico divenuto essenziale per la cultura e la politica italiana del primo '800; periodo in cui appare più forte del legame esistente fra la lingua e la vita di una nazione. Il disegno del Monti è di opporsi ai numerosi frazionamenti municipalistici seguendo la concezione che la vera lingua italiana è quella che viene proclamata dall'universale consenso della nazione. Edizione originale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of 5 pamphlets. (LULLIN DE CHATEAUVIEUX, J.F.). Manuscrit venu de St. Helene, d'une maniere inconnue. 2nd ed.

      1817 1817 - London: John Murray, 1817. 8vo. Contemp. half calf with marbled paper boards (loose). Spine (worn) Gilt. Me. (IV,152pp.).NOTE: Purportedly Napoleon's autobiography and believed at the time to have been smuggled from St. Helena to England on his behalf. Title soiled. Lower margins of pp.25-28 torn without affecting text. UNIFORMLY BOUND WITH: (1) ORLEANS, L.P.J. Duke d'. The Memoire of, Accused of high-treason, before the Tribunal of the Chatelet in Paris: with the very interesting advice of his counsel, as to the punishment of his accusers. In which is contained, many authentick details of many curious facts concerning the late Revolution in France. Transl. from the original, Published at Paris by the Duke of Orleans. Dublin: Printed for P. Wogan, P. Byrne, J. Moore, J. Jones, A. Grueber, W. Jones, R. White, and J. Ri ce, 1791. 8vo. (2,IV,58pp.). Outer margin of sig. A2 torn without affecting text. (2) (BURKE, E.). An Appeal from the New to th e Old Whigs, in consequence of some late discussions in Parliament relative to the Reflections on the French Revolution. Lond: Printed for J. Stocdall (sic) in n.d. (1791?). 8vo. (96pp.). NOTE: Probably a pirated ed. Lacks the half-title. (3) and (4) (Th e Example of France. A Warning to Britain and Ireland). N.P. (Lond?) n.d. (179-). 8vo. (40pp.). 2 copies, both lacking title-pa ge. Margins closely trimmed. (5) (A Vindication of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revelution in France in answer to all his opponents). (Lond: J. Debrett, 1790). 8vo. (144pp.). Lacks title-page and pp.I-IV. A significant grouping of pamphlets by, or associated with, Napoleon, the Duke of Orleans and Edmund Burke.

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        Parjumouf.

      Saga ifrån Nya Holland. Sthlm, A. Gadelius, 1817. 12:o. 98 s. Hårt nött hfrbd från 1800-talets andra hälft med rester av en guldpräglad titeltext. Stänkta snitt. Sprucken upptill i främre fals och ryggskinnet delvis bortnött. Några samtida och äldre noteringar i bläck och blyerts på främre pärmens insida. Inlagan tryckt på blåtonat papper och ställvis lätt lagerfläckig. Från Ericsberg.. Almquistiana 202. Almquist "Parjumouf" är förmodligen det första svenska skönlitterära verk vars handling är förlagd till Australien. Den nya kontinenten kallas förutom Nya Holland även "Ulimaroa", ett namn Almquist säkerligen funnit i geografen Daniel Djurbergs skrifter. Både Cook och Banks hade hört ordet användas på Nya Zeeland som beteckning för Australien

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        Memoirs of Maximilian De Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great. Containing the History of the Life and Reign of That Monarch, and His Own Administration under Him. [Complete in Five Volumes]

      Philadelphia; Edward Earle, 1817. A new edition, revised and corrected. With additional notes, some letters of Henry the Great, and a brief historical introduction. Subjects: Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610. France--History--Henry IV, 1553-1610. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titles. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        [Op. 93]. Achte Grosse Sinfonie in F dur [Subtitle]: für 2 Violinen, 2 Violen, 2 Flauten, 2 Oboen, 2 Clarinetten, 2 Fagott, 2 Horn, 2 Trompeten, Pauken, Violoncello und Basso... 93tes Werk

      Wien: S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN] 2571. [1817]. Folio. Unbound. 15 of 17 parts. With watermark "DJ."& & Some wear, browning and soiling; lacking title, violoncello and Bassoon I part; other minor defects. . First Edition, Violin I and Viola parts later issues, Violin II part from the Richault edition of ca. 1832. Kinsky-Halm p. 264. Hirsch IV, 350. Hoboken 2, 403.

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        Godolphin Arabian

      London: Published by Edward Orme, June 4, 1817. Colour printed stipple with etching. State iii/iii. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed to the image and remargined. 9 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches. A splendid portrait of &#39;The Father of the Turf&#39;, Godolphin by the master 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&#39;s anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;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. This striking portrait of the elegant Arabian Godolphin, was presented to subscribers as a frontispiece to Review of the Turf, and consequently was only engraved in the small size. Godolphin is one of only two subjects in the publication for which the description survives (the other is Anvil). In Stubb&#39;s catalogue Godolphin was described as the "Father of the Turf," the entry continues and states that "those who are conversant in pedigree will allow, that no stallion, before or since his time, has contributed so much to the improvement of the breed of horses in this country" (Lennox- Boyd). Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs, 99; Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs, no.38; Slater, Engravings and their Value, p.610; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 272.

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        Rosa Multiflora carnea / Rosier Multiflore à fleurs carnées [Pink double Multiflora]

      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 &#39;Les Roses&#39;: Redouté&#39;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&#39;s roses. "The plates in &#39;Les Roses&#39; have artistic value, botanical and documentary value, both for the species and cultivars still surviving and for those that have disappeared&#39; (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&#39;s time, and a number were dedicated to the memory of his friends and acquaintances, such as l&#39;Héritier de Brutelle and Ventenat. The plates of &#39;Les Roses&#39; were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method ideally suited to render the nuances of tone found in Redouté&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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