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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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        OBRAS COMPLETAS DE FILINTO ELYSIO.

      - Segunda edição, emendada, e accrescentada com muitas Obras inéditas, e com o retrato do Autor. PARÎS, Na officina de A. Bobbée. 1817-1819. Obra em 11 volumes. De 20x13 cm. Com [i], [xiv], 448, [viii]; 464; 572; 446, [i]; 455; 567; xxi, 382; 464**; 478; 556, e 624 pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele com ferros a ouro, cansadas; e com os cantos, coifas e charneiras danificadas. Encadernação do volume 8 encontra-se solta das pastas. Exemplar com ligeiros trabalhos de traça nas últimas folhas e nas lombadas. Obras de Filinto onde se incluem, entre outras, as traduções de: Os Martires ou Triunfo da Região Cristã, de Chateaubriand; As Cartas de uma Religiosa Portuguesa; as fábulas de Jean de Lafontaine; O tratado do Sublime, de Longino; Os Sucessos de Madame Senneterre; Elogio do Dr. Ribeiro Sanches; As Reflexões acerca da Poesia; etc. Inocêncio II, 446: 'Francisco Manoel do Nascimento, Presbytero secular, conhecido egualmente pelo nome poetico de Filinto Elysio, que adoptou depois de ter algum tempo usado do de Filinto Niceno. Nasceu em Lisboa, no antigo sitio e rua chamada da Ferraria, na freguezia de S. Julião, em 1734. Era Thesoureiro collado na egreja das Chagas de Christo, pertencente á confraria dos mareantes, quando em Junho de 1778 foi denunciado ao Sancto Officio por um clerigo do arcebispado de Braga, residente então em Lisboa. O tribunal passou as ordens necessarias para a sua captura, e effectivamente foi procurado em casa pouco depois das cinco horas da manhã do dia 4 de Julho, por um dos familiares a quem se encarregára a diligencia. A sua boa fortuna deparou lhe a facilidade de escapar se, mediante uma escada interior, pela qual conseguiu evadir se para a rua a seu salvo, e subtrahir se ás pesquisas dos seus perseguidores. Buscou primeiramente guarida no palacio do Conde da Cunha, que lhe ficava proximo, e depois em casa do seu amigo Timotheo Verdier, negociante francez onde esteve homisiado durante onze dias. Ao fim d'elles, em 15 do dito mez, obteve passagem em um navio destinado para o Havre de Graça, entrando para bordo disfarçado, e conduzindo ás costas um grande cesto de laranjas! Chegado ao Havre depois para París, onde entrou em 15 de Agosto, viveu ahi por alguns annos, até que no de 1792 Antonio d'Araujo de Azevedo (depois conde da Barca) então ministro de Portugal em Hollanda, o chamou para junto de si, offerecendo lhe o cargo de seu secretario particular. Em 1797 restituiu se a França, e ahi permaneceu o resto dos seus dias, vivendo successivamente em París, Versailles e Choisy. Posto que o seu amigo Araujo lhe obtivesse em tempo a reintegração nos fóros de cidadão portuguez, que perdêra pela fuga, não quiz utilisar se do decreto que lhe permittia voltar para a patria, pondo como condição para o fazer a restituição dos bens, que lhe tinham sido confiscados em seguida á sua evasão do reino. Os ultimos vinte annos, que passou em París. Dotado de compleição physica assás vigorosa, prolongou a sua vida até os 85 annos; porém a final, atacado de molestia, que o doutor Constancio, seu facultativo, capitulou de hydropesia de peito, succumbiu aos 25 de Fevereiro de 1819. Obras completas de Filinto Elysio, segunda edição emendada e accrescentada com muitas obras ineditas e o retrato do auctor. Paris, na Offic. de A. Bobée 1817 1819. 8.º gr. 11 tomos. Esta edição, que mal se póde appellidar completa, faltando n'ella muitas composições já então impressas em separado, e outras publicadas depois, foi emprehendida e concluida segundo ouvi, á custa de Domingos Ribeiro França, livreiro da cidade do Porto, que pessoalmente se dirigiu a París, a fim de contractar com Filinto a compra de suas obras, tanto impressas como ineditas. O dr. Constancio foi encarregado da revisão das provas, incumbencia que não desempenhou tão bem como era de esperar; e attente se em prova para as immensas tabellas d'erratas, collocadas no fim dos volumes. É d'elle o Aviso ao leitor que vem no tomo I de pag. 1 a 8. Filinto não pôde vêr te

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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.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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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        Biographia Literaria; or, Biographical Sketches of my Literary Life and Opinions

      New York: Kirk and Mercein 1817. New York: Kirk and Mercein, 1817.. First American edition.. Repaired worming in the margins of the title-page and first eight leaves; slight paper flaw to one leaf (just touching the text); lacking the terminal ads or blanks; very good copy.. American Bibliography 40512. 2 vols in 1, 12mo, recent quarter calf period style, marbled paper boards, red calf label, gilt rules and lettering. ¦ The uncommon American edition of Coleridge's famous autobiography, published the same year as the first London edition.

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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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        The Seasons

      London: John Sharpe, 1817. xii, [2], 215pp, [1]. Near contemporary full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, author and title in gilt to second panel, place and date to fifth, remaining panels with elaborate gilt design with roundels and volutes, covers with double single fillet and blind roll bordering a union flag design with volute and foliate in-fills, gilt roll to edges, full calf doublures with a single fillet border with gilt roll to outer edge and a blind roll to inner edge, anthemion frame surrounding an inner rectangle with a broken panel design partially in-filled with roundels and volutes, a.e.g., end-leaves of pale blue satin with gilt borders and flower-head corner pieces. Ex-library (Wigan) with blind stamps and a small tipped in accession leaf after the title. Slightly rubbed to extremities, internally some light browning and occasional light foxing, especially to the thicker engravings, previous owners bookplate to the front silk end-leaf and to the reverse of the rear silk end-leaf. An attractive binding with an unusual design. Reprint. Full Calf. Good+. 12mo. Ex-Library.

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        1817 12 Vols ROBERTSON History of AMERICA

      London - Printed for Cadell and Davies, F. C. and J. Rivington, G. Wilkis etc., 1817 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Marbled edges. Gilt lettering and decorationto the spine. Anicecleanset of the complete works of William Robertson inluding the sought after history of AmericaWilliam Robertson (1721 1793) was a Scottish historian and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. His most notable work was perhaps his History of Scotland 1542 - 1603 which was first published in 1759 and his History of America. He was a significant figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and also of the moderates in the Church of Scotland. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The hinges are cracked but still holding well. There issome rubbing to the extremities but nothing serious. Three of the spines have some loss as shown. Internally the pages are clean and bright, with some offsetting from the plates as expected. Thereare some spots butto the endpapers only. Overall the condition is very good..

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        American Medical Botany, being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States, containing their botanical history and chemical analysis, and properties and uses

      Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1817-20. 3 volumes. (9 11/16 x 6 3/8 inches). 60 coloured plates comprising 10 hand-coloured copper engravings and 50 aquatint plates printed in colours &#39;à la poupée&#39; and occasionally finished by hand. Half title in second and third volume. Contemporary three quarter maroon calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spines. Minor wear to extremities. Scattered foxing. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Blindstamps on titlepages and some plates. Plates also with some minor foxing. Overall very good. In a half morocco box. The first American book with color-printing, and also a foundation work in American botanical studies, notable for its fine plates. Bigelow, a native of Massachusetts, attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he became keenly interested in botany as a student of Benjamin Smith Barton, then a professor of materia medica as well as the leading botanist in the United States. Following his graduation in 1810 he entered private practice in Boston, and himself became a professor of materia medica, at Harvard Medical School, in 1815. His botanizing had already produced his Florula Bostoniensis in 1814, and once installed at Harvard he began work on this, his best known publication. According to Bigelow&#39;s own later account, he at first intended to produce the plates for his work by printing engravings and having them hand-colored. He decided that this would be too expensive, since he envisioned an edition of 1000 copies with sixty plates each. Ultimately he printed the plates using aquatint, with the ink applied to the plates "á la poupée", a method by which the different color inks are daubed onto the printing plates with a piece of cloth. Richard Wolfe, in his book on Bigelow, asserts that a process of creating plates by etching stone was used, but recent work by Philip Weimerskirch and others has established that the aquatint process was used, and in fact Bigelow has left us a very specific account of the book&#39;s production. Up to this time no one had printed plates by aquatint in the United States, although within a few years emigrant artists such as John Hill were to take the art to a very high standard. In any case, the medium served well, and the plates are very beautiful indeed. Bigelow originally issued his work in six parts, intended to be bound in three volumes, between the fall of 1817 and the spring of 1821; however, the titlepages are dated 1817, 1818, and 1821. The book received favorable notices as it appeared, and one, Walter Channing&#39;s review in The North American Review, discussed the production of the plates in particular. Channing names William B. Annin and George Girdler Smith as the engravers and printers of the plates. Once they had become skilled in the printing technique they were able to produce &#39;several hundred&#39; plates a day. At this rate it must have taken the two men about a year of work to produce all of the plates for the book. Annin is also notable for being one of the first American globe-makers. Bigelow took great care over the physical appearance of his book (many commentators have remarked on the beauty of its typography as well as the plates). In writing European correspondents he was apologetic about its appearance; he was familiar with what was being done in Europe and knew his pioneering American production was not on the same level. He told his friend James Edward Smith that he was "ashamed that the low state of the arts in this country does not suffer us to produce better engravings." Despite his misgivings, American Medical Botany is a beautiful and significant work in the history of American botany and color printing. Bennett, p.11; Meisel III, p.378; Pritzel 773; BM Natural History 1:162; Nissen 164; Austin 205; Roylance, American Graphic Arts (Princeton, 1990), p.94; Wolfe, Jacob Bigelow&#39;s American Medical Botany (1979), passim; Reese, Stamped with a National Character 10.

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        LIBRO D&#39;ORE DI MODENA (MASTER OF MODENA HOURSAN EXTRAORDINARY MASTERPIECE OF ITALIAN GOTHIC ART) Fine Facsimile Edition

      Il Bulino. New. Hardcover. <p>The Officium Virginis of Modena is a Lombard book of hours dated 1390. It was written on fine, thin parchment, 15 × 21 cm, and is made up of 272 sheets (i. E. 544 pages) , of which 28 are full page illuminations picturing saints and religious feasts, and 15 are bordered by vegetation patterned decorations and by illuminated scenes from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The decoration includes, moreover, some 2,500 illuminated initials, of which 1,350 are in gold leaf, 532 larger and gilt initials, and 300 endpage marks, most of which are also gilded. The writing, with indexed headings, is in rotunda Gothic script. The codex starts with the calendar and continues with the traditional contents of an Officium Beatae Virginis, in compliance with the Roman rite.  </p><p>The client was a rich Milanese nobleman, Balzarino de Pusterla &#150; ambassador and courtier of Filippo Maria Visconti &#150; whose coat-of-arms appears on f. 12r. During the 18th century, however, the book entered the marquis Obizzi del Catajo&#146;s refined collection, which was donated to the Estense Library in 1817. This masterpiece among illuminated manuscripts is ascribable to the golden age of international Gothic. Its illuminations have recently been attributed to Tomasino da Vimercate who worked for the Visconti court and, in the last decade of the 1300s, in the Milan workshop of Giovannino de Grassi, and who expressed in this Estense Officium the highest levels of his art, always original, surprisingly elegant and particularly gentle in representing the female figures. </p><p>A princely embroidered bindingThe beautiful and sumptuous red silk binding is embroidered with decorative borders along the spine and on the sides, in gold, silver and coloured silk thread. A framed bust of the Virgin Mary is embroidered in the centre of the front cover, while the coat-of-arms of the owner is in the centre on the back. This binding, probably made for an important member of the court in the 16 th century, represents itself a masterpiece for its rareness and magnificente. A transparent case allows the cover to be fully admired in its amazing splendour. </p><p>Our facsimile editionThe facsimile edition of the Master of Modena Hours is realized in partnership with the Estense Library under licence of the Italian Ministry of Culture. Like each of our facsimile editions, high technology and ancient manual abilities worked together in order to restore a superb art creation. Every phase of the reproduction &#150; photographs, digitalization, colour editing, printing on special paper, application of gold leaves, profiled cut of the pages with the same shape as the original codex &#150; was carried out with the most advanced technologies together with our creative solutions; whereas the binding &#150; embroidery, stitching, and goldsmith cut &#150; was manufactured by the hands of skilled craftsmen, in order to give collectors that same quality that the ancient patrons expected from the great masters. </p> .

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        Le RËgne Animal distribuÈ díaprËs son Organisation

      Paris,: Deterville, 1817.. Four volumes, octavo, 15 engraved plates by C.-L. Laurillard (some foxing to the plates); a handsome set, with all four half-titles, in contemporary quarter calf over mottled papered boards, gilt, double spine labels in red & green. First edition of this germinal work of natural history, with three volumes by Cuvier himself, and the fourth an important study of insects by his friend and colleague Latreille.Recognised as the father of comparative anatomy, Cuvier published widely throughout his lifetime, but this was his most famous and influential work, and contained the results of all his previous research on the structures of living and fossil animals. It was based upon his vast knowledge of the anatomies of living animals and fossils, and in it he applied LinnÊus' system of nomenclature and classification to the whole animal kingdom, in the process establishing his four great classes: vertebrate, molluscous, articulate, and radiated.Cuvier's work is a benchmark for many reasons, not least for the third volume present here, which is actually the work of Pierre AndrÈ Latreille, Professor of Entomology at the Paris Museum: Latreille's contribution was not only a significant contribution to his field, but he had earlier been heavily involved in characterising the insects collected on the Baudin voyage to Australia and the Pacific. In the present volume, Latreille sought to update the foundation work of scholars including Fabricius within Cuvier's framework; as a result, Latreille included here many Australian insects including two, the 'Rhipcera' and the 'Heleus', noted for the first time.Cuvier, born in 1769, was invited by Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire to come to Paris in 1795. He took an appointment at the newly-formed MusÈum nationale d'histoire naturelle, where he remained until his death from cholera in 1832. He had first publicly canvassed his new quadripartite schema of the animal kingdom in an 1812 presentation to the Academy of Sciences, but it was in this work that he first detailed how this proposed division worked in practice. Here, each of the classes is discussed in a separate volume, with volumes I, II and IV by Cuvier himself; his organizations of fish families in particular 'were so soundly based that they have become orders or suborders in present classification' (DSB).Throughout his career, Cuvier held to the premise of Le RËgne Animal that the four branches were fundamentally different, and that any similarities between them were due entirely to common functions rather than common ancestry. He did not believe, that is, that there was any evolutionary adaptation, a stance which put him in open conflict with his contemporaries such as Buffon, Lamarck, and Geoffroy. This led to the famous debate between Cuvier and Geoffroy at the AcadÈmie Royale des Sciences in Paris in 1830.Cuvier's towering position in the French natural sciences should be seen in the context of a very cynical view of his ambitions towards intellectual ownership of the science on Freycinet's voyage, an idea explored in correspondence between Faujas de Saint Fond and Louis de Freycinet.B.M. (Nat. Hist.) , I, 410; Dibner, 195; Musgrave, p. 187; Nissen, 1013 (Zoology); Nissen, 213 (Ornithology); Norman, 567; Printing and the Mind of Man, 276; Wood, p. 307.

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        Plano Topogr?co de la Ciudad de Buenos-Ayres Capital de las Provincias Unidas del Rio de la Plata

      1817. Paris. Amplio plan de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Medidas: 719mm x 516mm. Reforzado con membrana para protecci?m?enes extendidos para enmarcar, alguna mancha de ?o eventual, restauraci?in afectar texto sobre sello eliminado, esquinas con porci?n facs?l, en general fresco y limpio. Extremadamente raro plano de Buenos Aires, producido por uno de los primeros gobiernos del Pa? encargado por &ldquo;... orden del Supremo Directorio de Ellas&rdquo;. Provee una detallada vista de la ciudad, incluyendo la Urbe y los fuertes originales. Cervi?un espa?hijo de hidalgo Gallego, fue bautizado en 1757. A los 25 a?llega a Buenos Aires, coincidiendo con los primeros a?del Virreinato y para qui?cumplir?isiones como ingeniero voluntario del ej?ito. Posteriormente ser?iembro de la comisi?emarcadora de l?tes entre Espa? Portugal y, a encargo de Azara, junto con Pedro Zizur, realiza un viaje al R?Paran?como resultado, junto con Jose Oyarbide, levanta una carta del R?Uruguay. Cervi?antiene buenas relaciones con Azara, al punto que, al volver este ?mo a Europa, le deja en custodia cartas geogr?cas. Junto con los cart?fos Juan de Insiarte y J. J. de la Pe?compone la Carta Esf?ca del Rio de la Plata, enviada al Rey en 1798. Despu?de realizar otras tareas, en 1801 el Virrey Avil?reclama sus servicios para levantar un plano de Buenos Aires y &ldquo;reconocimiento y delineaci?el pueblo de la Ensenada y de sus cuadras, calles, sitios y solares, el que despu?de formado deber?titularse Villa de Nuestra Se? de Mercedes y Puerto de la Ensenada de Buenos Aires&rdquo; y para planear una campa?ontra los indios con el fin de ensanchar las fronteras. En 1805, le es encargado realizar el plano del Arroyo Maldonado. Particip?tivamente de la vida social de Buenos Aires, siendo sus tertulias centro de reuni?ara Juan Manuel Fern?ez de Aguero, Juan Jos?astelli, Gregorio Funes, Domingo de Azcu?ga, entre otros, pelea en la Invasiones Inglesas comandando el Tercio de Voluntarios de Galicia y colabora con el periodismo local junto a Cabello y Mesa. Su voto en el Cabildo abierto del 22 de Mayo de 1810, en el cual apoya al gobierno revolucionario, dice que &ldquo;deb?nombrarse una Junta a elecci?el Excelent?mo Cabildo convocando a las ciudades interiores para que tambi?sus vocales vengan&rdquo;. Colabora con los gobiernos patrios, en 1813 le encomiendan la direcci?e una academia de matem?cas. Finalmente, en 1814, el Supremo Directorio, por medio de la Academia Militar, encarg?Cervi?l levantamiento de un Plano Topogr?co de Buenos Aires, grabado posteriormente en Londres, el Plano es hoy conservado en el Museo de San Fernando. El plano, siendo una de sus ?mas labores, resulta la culminaci?e su labor cartogr?ca. De generosa dimensi?la caracter?ica mas interesante resulta el detalle de 56 edificios, fuertes, obras, instituciones y dem?en cada una de las divisiones de la ciudad. Geogr?camente, la vista esta tomada desde el rio, de Sur a Norte y de Este a Oeste. Cervi?multifac?co en habilidades y cargos ocupados, tiene una marcada trayectoria, de clara importancia, en el desarrollo cartogr?co de Buenos Aires.

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        Narrative of a ten years´ residence at Tripoli in Africa? 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

      Handsomely illustrated work on Tripoli and the customs of the Arabs & Moors. 1817. London. Printed for Henry Colburn. In 4to (285 mm x 226 mm). 1 [blank] + xiii 1 ff. + 376 + 1 [blank] + 7 plates & one folding map. Original boards, paper label on spine, rubbed and a little stained, still very attractive in its original condition. Uncut, map with minor water staining, a wide margined fresh and clean copy. Second and best edition, published a year after the first. A handsomely illustrated work, with 7 aquatint plates ?first edition contains 5. The plates show mainly customs, antiquities, manners & architecture of the region; amongst them, local figures as the King and a Guard of the city the King of Tripoli, a ?Bedouin Peasant Woman?, ?Arabs recreating in the Desert?, ?accompanied by her child- and others. The work is ostensibly a collection of letters written by Miss Tully, who was sister-in-law of Richard Tully, British Consul in Triupoli; thus had access to privileged information. The work is arguably one of the most valuable sources of information on Tripoli and the region of the early 19th century. Abbey, Travel, 301. Tooley, 493. Blackmer, 1682.

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        The Dance of Life, A Poem

      London: R. Ackerman, 1817. First edition. Leather_bound. Fine. Thomas Rowlandson. 6 1/4 x 9 /12 inches. 8vo. [10] + 285 pages. Contains 26 full page hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece and engraved title page) by Thomas Rowlandson, each with protective tissue intact. Bound to match The English Dance of Death (#1301) with matching decorated (patterned) red and gold endpapers. All page edges gilt. Bookplate of Julius Thompson Benedict and Cecille Murphy Benedict. Contents generally quite clean and almost entirely free of offsetting from the plates. Bound in matching signed (gilt stamped) later 19th Century navy morocco by Tout with triple filleted borders and floral corner pieces on covers. Spine with six compartments. Title and author in two compartments. The remaining compartments with elaborate gilt tooled decoration. A particularly finely bound first edition in book form of Rowlandson&#39;s Dance of Life, the sequel to his English Dance of Death which was, "the only series on the subject since Holbein&#39;s to rival that master." Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England 35.

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        HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARKE TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE RIVER COLUMBIA TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5-6

      Dublin: J. Christie, 1817.. Two volumes. [12],xxvii,[1],588; [2],xii,[3]- 643pp. plus engraved folding map, five engraved maps and plans, and one engraved view. Later 19th- century three quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, maroon gilt labels. Covers worn and soiled, spines rubbed and cracked, hinges tender. Occasional foxing and staining, otherwise internally clean. Ownership inscription on titlepage if each volume: "James Hudson, Kings Coll., Windsor." Gift inscription on verso of titlepage in first volume reads: "David and William H. Hudson, to their brother James on his going to America, June 28, 1831." A very good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. First Dublin edition, the rarest of the early editions of the Lewis and Clark narrative. The engraved plates present here are far cleaner than encountered in the original edition, further enhanced by the presence of an additional plate depicting the principal cascades of the Missouri River. The folding map closely resembles that in the 1814 Philadelphia edition, and Coues notes that the typography and line spacing make this Dublin edition easier to read than the Philadelphia edition. This is the most famous of all western travels, and the cornerstone of any collection of Western Americana. Described by Wagner-Camp as "the definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent," this work finally appeared in print nearly eight years after the journey&#39;s completion, and then with the initial help of Nicholas Biddle, and ultimately under the editorship of Paul Allen. The expedition itself, the brainchild of Thomas Jefferson, was the final grand attempt to find a water route across the continent. While the search was unsuccessful, Lewis, Clark, and their companions were the first white men to cross the western half of North America. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. They brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. The biography of Meriwether Lewis by Thomas Jefferson was omitted from the London edition, though present in the first American printing. "Of all of the reissues this one is the best, being nearest the original, of which it is a faithful and literal reprint" - Coues. A rare copy of an early printing of the account of Lewis and Clark&#39;s expedition. Only two complete copies of the Dublin edition have been offered at auction in the last twenty-five years. WAGNER-CAMP 13:6. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 5a.6. HOWES L317, "c." GRAFF 2482. SABIN 40831.

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        A Voyage Round the World, from 1806 to 1812; in Which Japan, Kamschatka, the Aleutian Islands and the Sandwich Islands Were Visited... With an Account of the Present State of the Sandwich Islands, and a Vocabulary of Their Language

      NY., 1817.. b/w folding map. First American edition. &#147;An account of Cambell&#146;s journey to China and Japan, and along the coast of Alaska. Of great value is his description of the Hawaiian Islands. Campbell became close to Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii, and became the king&#146;s sailmaker. He built the first loom in those islands. After a shipwreck, Campbell had both his feet frozen... American imprints of this date, relating to Pacific voyages, are rare.&#148; - Hill 245. &#147;Campbell&#146;s description of Kodiak is particularly valuable.&#148; - Lada Mocarski 71. &#147;Probably the earliest printing of a Hawaiian vocabulary in America. The American edition contains information not found in the Edinburgh edition.&#148; - Forbes 461. See also Hunnewell p. 29. Huntress 184C. Judd 30. Pages tanned, red line under &#147;Campbell&#148; on title page, otherwise a very presentable copy of a scarce book. Bound in later burgundy morocco over 19th century marbled boards.

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        Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Samuel Patterson experienced in the Pacific Ocean with an Account of the Feegee and Sandwich Islands [Hawaii]

      Palmer, Mass: From the Press in Palmer, 1817. 144p. a very good copy with a chip out of margin on p. 61-62 not affecting the text. An important early account of Hawaii. Samuel Patterton visited Hawaii in 1805 and again in 1807 where he observed and writes of their religion, government, marriage customs, awa root and sugar cane and many other issues. A later edition omits the bottom of page 70 and the top part of page 71 which some speculate is because of a missionary&#39;s disagreement. Here, of course, is the original text unaltered. Caleb Weaver Johnson&#39;s copy. Bound in full calf, handsomely rebacked retaining original red morocco spine label gilt, one corner restored. Hawaiian National Bibliography: 1780-1900, Vol. I, #470; Howes P122; Hill 227; Sabin 59145; Shaw and Shoemaker 41734.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. Performed by order of the government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke. Published from the Official Report

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. 3 volumes, octavo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). 1 folding engraved map by Neele, 5 engraved plans. Expertly bound to style in half morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, spines gilt. Third London edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). The book describes the U.S. government-backed expedition to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in just over twenty-eight months. They brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. Because of the death of Lewis, the publication of the official account was delayed until 1814, when the Philadelphia edition appeared. The 1814 British quarto edition quickly sold out, necessitating a three-volume 1815 octavo edition to satisfy public demand; the present edition followed. The large folding map of the West (by Neele after the original Philadelphia edition map) recalls an extraordinary feat of cartography, accurately revealing much of the trans-Mississippi for the first time. It is on a slightly larger scale than the original, Wheat notes that the map is almost identical to the Philadelphia edition "except for a few minor variations." Howes L-317. cf. Sabin 40830; Wagner-Camp 13:4; cf. Wheat Transmississippi 317.

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