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        Lærebog i den oekonomiske Haugedyrkning, eller kort, og paa Erfaring grundet, Underviisning, i at anlægge nyttige Hauger, opelske og pleie Haugevæxter og Træer, til Nytte og Fornøielse, paa Landet i Danmark. 2 dele sambundet.

      Kjøbenhavn, Fr. Brummer, 1817. XVI s. + 328 s. Indb. samt. halvlæderbind med gulddek. ryg.. Med slid på kanter og hjørner og en lille revne langs øverste del af ryggen. Indre fals lidt løs. Blokken pæn og meget velholdt. Johan Georg Vothmann var gartner i Sønderborg på Als. Født 1755 og død februar 1788. Bogen omhandler: Haver i almindelighed, Køkkenhaven og gennemgang af div. grøntsager, Frugthaven med gennemgang af div. sorter.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        Cock Shooting [and] Pheasant Shooting. [A pair of sporting prints]

      London: 1817, the first plate watermarked '1816'. Aquatints, coloured by hand, by T. Sutherland. (First print with skillfully repaired tear). Sheet sizes: 14 7/8 x 18 1/8 inches and 15 x 18 1/4 inches. A lovely pair of sporting prints Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s ... To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.75-76). Siltzer, p. 57; Snelgrove Alken 46.

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        Svenska djurens historia, med figurer, skurne i träd.

      Sthlm, Elméns & Granbergs tryckeri, 1817. 8:o. (4),132 s. Fint stänkdekorerat pappbd med brun titeletikett i marokäng (Bonniers bokbinderi). Ryggen lätt gulnad. Endast putsad inlaga med enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Liten bläckfläck i texten på s. 24. Lagad reva upptill på titelbladets baksida och på s. 4. Nött och solkigt tryckt främre och bakre pappomslag från annat ex. löst bifogat. Bra ex. med Gunnar Brusewitz namnteckning och exlibris.. Müntzing I:69 för andra upplagan som utkom 1839 under titeln "Swenska djuren". Det finns exemplar med en extra plansch vid s. 127. En variant existerar tryckt på bättre papper och med förkortat förord. "Svenska djurens historia" var en av de första svenska böckerna som illustrerades med trägravyrer, vilka skars med Thomas Bewicks zoologiska arbeten som förlaga. Författaren påstår sig i förordet ha utfört arbetet själv, vilket Björn Dal betvivlar då han saknade vänster underarm och bar protes

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        NUOVA RACCOLTA DI CINQUANTA COSTUMI PITTORESCHI INCISI ALL'ACQUAFORTE... Dedicati a Sua Eccellenza Alessandro Narischkin Gran Ciambellano di Sua Maestà l'Imperatore di tutte le Russie... In Roma Presso Giovanni Scudellari..., 1817.

      2 raccolte in una. Solida ril. carton., Tassello con tit. manoscr. al dorso, tagli spruzzati in blu, cm 16x22, 47 inc. del Pinelli (di 50; mancano le ultime 3 inc.). Segue:, Num° Cento Vedute di Roma e sue vicinanze, Presso Tommaso Cuccioni... (1820), 2 ricchi frontespizi di cui uno con veduta del Foro romano e 99 inc. Qualche fioritura, prevalentem. a margine del campo di stampa alle inc. del Pinelli, decisamente buone le condiz. dell'opera del Cuccioni.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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        ORNITHOLIGIA SVECICA I-II:1-2.

      Havniæ, MDCCCXVII-MDCCCXXI (1817-21) apud J H Schubothium, (8)+317+(1) + XIV+132+(2)+135-277+(1)s med 11 (av 12) handkolorerade fågelplanscher graverade av Arfvidsson. Välhållet något senare (ca 1850) svart halvklotband, förgylld röd marokängryggtitel, förgyllda kapitälorneringar, marmorerade pärmöverdrag, stänkta renskurna snitt (bunden hos Ångbokbinderi Fabriken Fenix, Helsingfors); M Ds exlibris, Emil Hongbergs ägarnamnteckning, inlagan mycket fräsch med endast obetydliga anmärkningar, planscherna rena, fläckfria och klara med endast marginella smådefekter.. PARS PRIOR cum X tabulis aeneis pictis (317s). PARS POSTERIOR cum II aeneis pictis (s 1-132). PARTIS POSTERIORIS FASCICULIS POSTEROR (s 135-277). Den saknade planschen är IX:2 i pars prior (del I). Med denna avhandling grundlade Nilsson sitt anseende som ornitolog. Bearbetningen till svenska började publiceras 1820 under samlingsnamnet SKANDINAVISK FAUNA. EN HANDBOK FÖR JÄGARE OCH ZOOLOGER, där den ingår som fågeldelen

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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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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. “An account of Cambell’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’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.” - Hill 245. “Campbell’s description of Kodiak is particularly valuable.” - Lada Mocarski 71. “Probably the earliest printing of a Hawaiian vocabulary in America. The American edition contains information not found in the Edinburgh edition.” - Forbes 461. See also Hunnewell p. 29. Huntress 184C. Judd 30. Pages tanned, red line under “Campbell” on title page, otherwise a very presentable copy of a scarce book. Bound in later burgundy morocco over 19th century marbled boards.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Histoire des campagnes d'italie en 1813 et 1814... a londres, egerton and booth, 1817.

      Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 26, pp. (4) 228 (4); (2) + 7 tavole incise in rame e più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello in marocchino bicolore. Tagli colorati, dentelles e sguardie marmorizzate. Opera non comune e molto documentata sulle campagne del 1813 e 1814 che videro Lombardia, Veneto e Fiuli teatro di massicce oprazioni militari. La trattazione storica è basata su materiali autentici forniti dallo Stato Maggiore dell'esercito italiano. Esemplare freschissimo ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, impreziosito da una legatura da grande collezione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        THEATRE Des DAMES ou Choix de Jolies Scenes tirees du Repertoire du Vaudeville

      Paris:: Chez Le Fuel,. (n. d.).. 18mo, in 6s. 4-5/8" x 3" [11.8 cm x 7.7 cm]. 1st edition. Ca 1817. [4], 209, [5] pp. Printed by Didot.. Bound in beautiful color printed silk onlays [same design to front & back], affixed to gold boards, with floral motif panel affixed to spine. AEG. Slipcase, also with color printed silk onlays.. General wear to silk panels. One engraving protrudes slightly. A. Very Good copy, in a rubbed slipcase, with 1 cm seam splits at. slipcase opening.. Quite scarce work compiling divers French theatrical pieces from 1792- 1815. OCLC locates 4 cc worldwide, with KVK adding a 5th. . Engraved title, with vignette. Illustrated with 8 full-page copperplate engravings. 1817 calendar at rear, with engraved headpieces by Bosselman.

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        Mandeville. A Tale of the Seventeenth Century in England

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. and Longman Hunt Rees Orme and Brown 1817 Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. and Longman, Hunt, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. First edition. 3 vols., 12mo. . Contemporary tree calf, spines with red and green labels, all half titles. Minor foxing to preliminaries, joints starting, but a sound copy in a lovely contemporary binding. Tinker 1084; Wolff 2588; Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, p. 398 . Godwin's Gothic novel, inspired partly by Wieland by Charles Brockdon Brown, and by Joanna Baillie. "Written like all his novels in the first person the book attempts to show how obsession leads to madness. Godwin sought to trace the breakdown of personality from within ... [Mandeville] is an openly avowed exploration of the subconscious mind which gradually overrides and destroys conscious rationality ... Mandeville ... is an essay in one of the great themes of romanticism" - St. Clair, THE GODWINS AND THE SHELLEYS, p. 440

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        The Life of Andrew Jackson, Major General in the Service of the United States: Comprising a History of the War in the South, From . . .the Creek Campaign, to . . . New Orleans

      Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son, 1817. Complete with viii introductory pages and 425 text pages. Frontispiece and 4 folding maps. Sound binding. Upper corners of front free endpaper and first blank are clipped. Several owners' info on endpapers. Old, neat mends to marginal wormholes in the upper free corners of the frontispiece and title page. Dampstains to five or six of the first and last leaves. Some occasional light toning and foxing throughout. Three of the four maps are complete. One map is missing a 2" x 4" piece at the lower edge which does not affect any key features. All of the maps have tissue or archival tape mends on the reverse. The cover shows some wear and the front joint is cracked, but holding well. The original spine label is worn, but legible. Pre-presidential biography of Andrew Jackson published just before the general led U.S. forces to victory in the First Seminole War. Concentrates on Jackson's leadership and campaigns against the Creeks and British during the War of 1812 including his decisive victory at New Orleans. See Howes R171 and Sabin 21731. Quite scarce when found in original binding with frontispiece and all four maps. . First Edition. Leather. Good to Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Letztes mineral-system. aus dessen nachlasse auf oberbergamtliche anordnung herausgegeben und mit erlaeuterungen versehen (von j.k. freiesleben).

      Freyberg and Wien, Graz und Gerlach/ Gerold, 1817. 8vo (203 x 128mm). pp. xiv, 58. Publisher's printed decorated wrappers. First edition. "The final version of Werner's systematic arrangement of minerals, published posthumously by his students. A landmark in mineralogy, despite its slim size" (Wilson, Mineral Books p. 62). Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817) was the most prominent German mineralogists of the period. "Although Werner is best known for his contribution to the founding of geology as a science, he first achieved recognition as a mineralogist. He considered mineralogy to be the basis for all the study of the earth, dividing it into five branches, of which geognosy (historical geology) was one and oryctognosy (descriptive mineralogy) another. And during all the years in which his theories on geognosy were arousing so much interest and controversy, he continued to work on his mineralogical system, the final version of which appeared after his death in 1817 (DSB XIV, p. 257). Title page with old oval library stamp "K.K. St. Oest. Eisenwerks", and old signature. A very well preserved copy.

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        The Northern Cambrian Mountains or a Tour Through North Wales

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

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        A NEW AND COMPLETE SYSTEM OF UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY. Or an authentic history and interesting description of the whole world and its inhabitants...

      In-8 gr., 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang. (spacchi alle cerniere), filetti e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (4),XX,774; 1105; con 2 antiporte allegoriche inc.; molto ben illustr. da complessive 72 (su 81) tavv. f.t. inc. in rame di cui: 30 sono carte geografiche (numer. piu' volte ripieg.) e 42 sono tavv. che raffigurano vedute di città, monumenti, usi e costumi delle varie popolazioni. Mancano complessivam. ca. 140 pp. di testo nel secondo vol. Nell'opera anche "faithful accounts of all the new discoveries from Columbus to the present time.. interesting extracts from narratives of modern travellers.. forming a complete collection of voyages and travels, with a compendium of astronomy". Con arross. o fiorit. interc. nel t. ma complessivam. un discreto esempl., con bell'ex libris nobiliare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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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. Yes. 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 ENGLISH DANCE OF DEATH FROM THE DESIGNS OF THOMAS ROWLANDSON. And THE DANCE OF LIFE

      London R. Ackermann London R. Ackermann, 1815-1816 & 1817. Three vols. Lg. 8vo. (9 3/4x 6 1/4 inches), in the publisher’s remainder binding of orange vertical ribbed cloth, with blind blocked decoration on the covers and gilt decoration (featuring a large femur and a country Church graveyard on the Dance of Death volumes, and dancing figures on “Life”). Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. In very nice condition with a just a minimum of handling wear. With binder’s ticket of Remnant & Edmonds in two of the volumes; and the oval, embossed bookplate of: F. R. Atkinson Pendleton, Oak House. 36 hand-colored aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson in each volume of the Dance of Death, and 24 in the Dance of Life, plus engraved, hand-colored titles and frontispieces for each title. Abbey states that the Dance of Death was issued in 24 serialized parts from April 1814 until March 1816; this is the FIRST EDITION in book form. Rowlandson's contribution to the Dance of Death genre is notable and is nicely summarized by Aldred Warthin; "The work consisted of seventy-four full-page color prints, with a poem by William Combe. Rowlandson's clever and humorous spirit found a congenial field in the depiction of these subjects. Many of his plates are highly original and curious, and extremely interesting as revealing the morals and manners of the English people in the early nineteenth century. They are all intended to convey a powerful moral lesson..." This is a brilliantly hand colored copy, with occasional minor offsetting onto the facing text pages and no foxing, typical problems that turn up in sets that have been rebound and which were put into presses during the process. It is also the largest possible copy, taller (by three-quarters of an inch) and wider (by three-eights of an inch) than the average rebound set that appears at auction. VERY NICE. Warthin, A. The Physician of the Dance of Death. NY, 1931. pp. 93-98. Abbey/Life 263 & 264. Tooley 410 & 411. Douce. pp. 199-200. Susan Minns Collection 524. A BEAUTIFULLY COLORED COPY IN THE PUBLISHER’S CLOTH

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        THE CANARY BIRD.

      iv, 230pp, [6]pp. Engraved frontispiece. Contemporary full tree calf, expertly rebacked, with red label and gilt banding. 12mo. First edition. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Some light browning to frontispiece and initial pages, else a very good copy.Moon

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        Laou-Seng-Urh, or, "An Heir in his old Age." A chinese Drama.

      London, John Murray, 1817. (IV), iii, (II), xlix, 115 pp. Bound full brown calf with gilt dentelles, gilt tool edges, gilt top. Spine with golddec. and raised bands. Spine crack along one hinge. Uncut on two sides. Double-gilt frame with blind toole ornamental pattern. Marble end-paper and C.E. Soya exlibris inside frontboard. (Sign. Anker Kyster.). Spine restored. Previous owners name and note written with ink. Boards very fine as well as the internal. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Oeuvres de P. Corneille, avec Les Commentaires de Voltaire

      Chez Antoine Augustin Renouard 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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        APICIUS REDEVIVUS; OR THE COOK'S ORACLE. BEING 600 RECEIPTS INSTITUTED IN THE KITCHEN OF A PHYSICIAN

      London, Samuel Bagster, 1817.. FIRST EDITION 1817. Small 8vo, 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, 4 engravings, 2 engraved illustrations and 2 engraved pages of explanatory text, 52 pages of prelims, Preface, Contents and Advice to Cooks, 364 unnumbered pages, bound in antique half calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards, edges coloured pale yellow. Light age-browning, first inner paper hinge cracked, neat ink inscription on blank endpaper, otherwise a very good clean crisp copy, no loose pages and binding tight and firm. Though a common title the first edition is scarce. See Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography page 262 and A Matter of Taste A Bibliographical Catalogue of International Books on Food and Drink, by William Cagle, page 575 reference 797, both listing the second edition, English Cookery Books to the Year 1850 by Arnold W. Oxford, reprint by Holland Press, page 145, listing first edition, Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects, list a 5th edition. The first part of the title "Apicius Redevivus" was dropped in all editions after the first following the author's death. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage to Pitcairn's Island; Including an Interesting Sketch of the Present State of the Brazils and of Spanish South America

      London: Law & Whittaker, 1817 [12]+180 pages with 16 etchings on 12 plates (including the frontispiece), two of them folding. Octavo (8¼" x 5") period half calf with marbled boards, spine tooled in blind, morocco label. (Hill, Pacific Voyages, p.274 describing the first edition) Second Edition. After reconnoitering Brazil, the Briton was ordered to the Pacific in search of the American frigate Essex, then threatening British whalers in those waters. Hill calls this "A very interesting narrative including some curious details regarding the mutiny of the Bounty, and the meeting with the last survivor, John Adams, when the ship called at Pitcairn Island." He also notes information regarding Captain David Porter, of the Essex, and his proceedings in the Marquesas. This second edition was published the same year as the first, which came out of Taunton, Somersetshire, England. When the Briton, accompanied by the Tagus, visited Pitcairn on September 17, 1814, Shilliber did not go ashore, but he interviewed the young men who came out to the ship. Among them was Thursday October Christian, Fletcher Christian?s first born son, and Shilliber drew a sketch of him, the only one known to exist. Below the sketch he wrote ?Friday October Christian.? Condition: Some rubbing and wear to the covers, spine foot chipped; some foxing and darkening to the contents, small wormholes in lower margins, 1 folding plate with 4" crease tear, back hinge beginning else very good.. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Octavo.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITON'S VOYAGE, TO PITCAIRN'S ISLAND

      Taunton: Printed for the Author by J.W. Marriott, 1817.. [6],iii,[3],179,[2]pp. plus twelve plates (two folding) comprised of sixteen etchings. Modern green calf gilt by Middleton, red morocco label. Boards slightly bowed. Larger folding plate faintly spotted. Else a fine copy. A fascinating and valuable account of Pacific travel, by an officer in the Royal Marines on the H.M. Frigate Briton, including much information on the mutiny of the Bounty, and an interview with the last survivor on Pitcairn Island. Shillibeer was able to record what he saw in beautiful etchings he made on the spot, including views of Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Juan Fernandez, Callao, and Santa Christina, as well as portraits of Friday Fletcher October Christian (Fletcher Christian's son), Patookee, a lady of Lima, and several others. "An engaging narrative including some curious details regarding the mutiny of the BOUNTY, gleaned from a meeting with the last survivor, John Adams, when the ship called at Pitcairn Island. The BRITON first visited Rio de Janeiro. From Brazil the vessel was ordered into the Pacific to search for the American frigate ESSEX, then threatening British whalers in those waters. Interesting information regarding Captain David Porter of the ESSEX and his proceedings in the Marquesas is included. Various places on the coast of Chile and Peru were visited, particularly Lima, as well as the Galapagos Islands" - Hill. HILL 1563. BORBA DE MORAES, p.796. SABIN 80483.

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        THE SEASONS

      London: Printed for John Sharpe by C. Whittingham, 1817. 175 x 102 mm (6 7/8 x 4"). xii, 215 pp. Simple but pleasing contemporary aubergine straight-grain morocco by Edmund Lloyd of Harley St. (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with plain gilt rule border and rosettes at corners, raised bands flanked by gilt rules, all edges gilt. WITH TWO EXCELLENT FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS OF LONDON VIEWS, one showing Westminster Bridge and the Abbey, the other depicting London Bridge and the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral. Engraved title page and five section titles, all with charming vignettes. Extremities with just a hint of rubbing, plates and adjacent leaves a bit foxed (two of the plates conspicuously so), occasional mild corner creases, otherwise an excellent copy, the binding solid and lustrous, the text clean and fresh, and the fore-edge paintings vivid, sharp, and generally well preserved. This is a charming edition of the popular and influential "Seasons," composed in 1726-30 and credited with challenging the artificiality of English poetry and beginning a new era of sentiment for nature, offered here with a rare and especially fine contemporaneous double fore-edge painting. In his "Fore-Edge Painting," Weber says that of the 3,000 or so paintings that he has examined, only between two and three per cent have two paintings fully covering the same edge. He says further that only an extremely small number of such double fore-edge paintings were executed after the death of Thomas Edwards in 1834, since "the skill and time involved in the execution of such painstaking work, and doubtless the subsequent difficulty of obtaining adequate remuneration for the additional labor involved" militated against their production. Weber notes that "if there is any aspect of fore-edge painting which can be rightly and truly designated 'a lost art' it is the art of double paintings." The London scenes which appear here are unusually crisp, without the dreamlike, rather hazy quality so common to pastoral scenes. When the leaves are fanned to the right, Westminster Abbey is revealed, towering over Westminster Bridge and the boats on the busy Thames. The detail is precise, in the architecture of the bridge and buildings, the activity on the sailboats and skiffs on the river, and the reflections in the water, slightly disturbed by the currents. When fanned to the left, the fore edge displays another view of the Thames, this of the more massive London Bridge, with St. Paul's Cathedral and the City in the background and a number of boats engaged in enterpriase both great and small in the foreground. Both scenes have a vitality that is a sharp contrast to the tranquil landscapes usually seen on fore edges of the period. Their clarity and vividness communicates the energy of a great city of commerce. Ramsden lists binder Edmund Lloyd, who also did business as a publisher and bookseller, at a Harley Street address in 1817.

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        Description des antiques du Musée Royal

      paris: Imp. de Mme Hérissant le Doux, 1817. relié. 12,5x20cm. Edition originale. Reliure en plein veau noir, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et à froid, date et nom en queue, double encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats, armes dorées non identifiées frappées sur les plats. Rousseurs éparses sans gravité, une petite tache angulaire sur la première garde. - Imp. de Mme Hérissant le Doux, paris _1817, 12,5x20cm, relié. - relié

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        Almanach auf des Jahr 1834

      Carlsruhe: (C.F.Müller) . Binding 20 x 14 mm, 38 pp, with 4 full and 16 half page coloured lithographs, gilt decorated green morocco, a.e.g, held in a matching green morocco slipcase, one edge a little torn. “...the earliest of the Almanach issues, published between... 1817 and circa 1840 are certainly considered... as incunabula of the art of lithography... they must be considered technical miracles of the first order...” Bondy pp54-5.

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        Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii

      London:: Rodwell and Martin,, 1817-1819.. First edition.. 8vo. (10 x 6.5 inches). pp.xxxii + 273 + unnumbered fold-out map + 2 (Emendations & Directions to the Binder). Pages untrimmed. Frontis with tissue guard + 4 unnumbered plates, including fold-out map, before p.1. Five unnumbered plates altogether. 77 numbered plates, including numerous extensive fold-outs, all in excellent condition. Contemporary full vellum, floriated gilt border on top board, 5 raised bands and gilt decorated panels to spine. Elegant rococo bookplate of Mary Wood. Old pencil inscription on blank prelim "Lucy Claxton / Rome / bound by Volpak / given by Sir Wm Gell". Apart from some notes by Sir William Hamilton, this was the first study in English of the excavation of Pompei. Gell and Gandy used a camera lucida for their drawings. A rare association copy of a scarce edition, additionally uncommon in this binding. Apart from some minor rubbing to the gilt, a short split at the top of the front hinge (which looks old and stable) and a few marks here and there, the condition of this copy is excellent. The unfinished footnote on p.192 is not completed in the otherwise pernickety 'Emendations' at the end, next to the interesting 'Directions to the Binder'. A handsome volume.

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        PICTURESQUE RIDES AND WALKS, WITH EXCURSIONS BY WATER, THIRTY MILES ROUND THE BRITISH METROPOLIS

      London: Printed for J. Hassell, 1817. FIRST EDITION. 162 x 102 mm (6 3/8 x 4"). Two volumes. QUITE ATTRACTIVE LATE 19TH CENTURY JADE GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO IN AN ARTS AND CRAFTS DESIGN BY WOOD OF LONDON (stamp-signed on front turn-ins), covers with gilt-rule border and stippled cornerpieces incorporating drawer handles and three graceful tulips, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with a wide frame formed by drawer handles, heart ornaments and much stippling, turn-ins decorated with charming gilt tulips, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. WITH 120 HAND-COLORED AQUATINT ENGRAVINGS of attractions in London and the Home Counties, as called for. Abbey "Scenery" 218; Tooley 251. Front joint of one volume with just a hint of rubbing at the head, faint minor spotting to covers, spines just slightly sunned to a richer green, trivial imperfections internally, but A PARTICULARLY FINE AND PRETTY SET, the text and plates very clean and fresh, and the ornate bindings lustrous and with no significant wear. This is one of the small guidebooks that were the specialty of watercolorist John Hassell (1767-1825), offered here in a pretty Arts and Crafts-style binding. A publisher and printseller as well as an artist, Hassell illustrated his guides with hand-colored aquatints of his own drawings. Most, like ours, focused on sights within easy travelling distance of London. Here, we see a variety of stately homes and charming villages from the Home Counties surrounding London--Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Kent, and Surrey--the incarnation of the genteel English countryside we read of in Jane Austen. Hassell extols the virtues of this corner of England in his preface, proclaiming that "within a radius of thirty miles [of London] is to be found almost every thing that can embellish or give zest to society; that can indulge the most sanguine expectation of the amateur; gratify the meditative passion of the antiquarian; repay the most inquisitive researches of the botanist; amuse the peripatetic, or add to the enjoyments of a man of pleasure." With this book, he hoped to awaken the jaded residents of London to the rich diversions around them. To us, the volumes represent a valuable and intriguing historical record of the region during the first part of the 19th century, made all the more appealing because the decorative binding and diminutive illustrations are so charming. The bindery Wood of London was active in the last quarter of the 19th century into the 1930s. Their work ranged from decorative bindings for sets to the kind of fine morocco binding seen here, and were of consistently high quality in materials, design, and execution.

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        Picturesque Rides and Walks, With Excursions By Water, Thirty Miles Round The British Metropolis, Illustrated In A Series Of Engravings, Coloured after Nature: With An Historical And Topographical Description Of The Country Within The Compass Of That Circle

      London: J. Hassell, 1817-1818. First edition. leather_bound. Full maroon morocco covers neatly rehinged. Aeg. Near fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Hassell, John. 249 & 272 pages. 8vo, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 120 hand-colored aquatint plates. Issued originally in twenty-four parts in paper wrappers, TOOLEY 251 calls it "A charming little work, and valuable as a pictorial record." ABBEY SCENERY 218. notes their edition as 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches with no mention of the Large Paper Copy. Index for each volume. BRYAN'S DICTIONARY, Vol. III, p.20 notes Hassell as, "a draughtsman and engraver in aquatint, flourished during the latter part of the 18th, and the early years of the 19th centuries." RUSSELL, GUIDE TO BRITISH TOPOGRAPHICAL PRINTS, p.84. "A prolific artist whose work was reproduced in aquatint was John Hassall, born 1767, a friend of biographer George Morland......His own work, much of which he aquatinted and published himself, is quaintly attractive....." Elegant binding by Riviere & Son, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, double gilt cover border fillets, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, modest extremity rubbing, interior contents bright and fresh.

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        PICTURESQUE RIDES AND WALKS, WITH EXCURSIONS BY WATER, THIRTY MILES ROUND THE BRITISH METROPOLIS

      Printed for J. Hassell London: Printed for J. Hassell, 1817. FIRST EDITION. 162 x 102 mm (6 3/8 x 4").Two volumes. QUITE ATTRACTIVE LATE 19TH CENTURY JADE GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO IN AN ARTS AND CRAFTS DESIGN BY WOOD OF LONDON (stamp-signed on front turn-ins), covers with gilt-rule border and stippled cornerpieces incorporating drawer handles and three graceful tulips, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with a wide frame formed by drawer handles, heart ornaments and much stippling, turn-ins decorated with charming gilt tulips, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. WITH 120 HAND-COLORED AQUATINT ENGRAVINGS of attractions in London and the Home Counties, as called for. Abbey "Scenery" 218; Tooley 251. Front joint of one volume with just a hint of rubbing at the head, faint minor spotting to covers, spines just slightly sunned to a richer green, trivial imperfections internally, but A PARTICULARLY FINE AND PRETTY SET, the text and plates very clean and fresh, and the ornate bindings lustrous and with no significant wear. This is one of the small guidebooks that were the specialty of watercolorist John Hassell (1767-1825), offered here in a pretty Arts and Crafts-style binding. A publisher and printseller as well as an artist, Hassell illustrated his guides with hand-colored aquatints of his own drawings. Most, like ours, focused on sights within easy travelling distance of London. Here, we see a variety of stately homes and charming villages from the Home Counties surrounding London--Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Kent, and Surrey--the incarnation of the genteel English countryside we read of in Jane Austen. Hassell extols the virtues of this corner of England in his preface, proclaiming that "within a radius of thirty miles [of London] is to be found almost every thing that can embellish or give zest to society; that can indulge the most sanguine expectation of the amateur; gratify the meditative passion of the antiquarian; repay the most inquisitive researches of the botanist; amuse the peripatetic, or add to the enjoyments of a man of pleasure." With this book, he hoped to awaken the jaded residents of London to the rich diversions around them. To us, the volumes represent a valuable and intriguing historical record of the region during the first part of the 19th century, made all the more appealing because the decorative binding and diminutive illustrations are so charming. The bindery Wood of London was active in the last quarter of the 19th century into the 1930s. Their work ranged from decorative bindings for sets to the kind of fine morocco binding seen here, and were of consistently high quality in materials, design, and execution.

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        Mémoires pour servir a L'Histoire de la Guerre entre la France et la Russie, en 1812; Avec un Atlas Militaire. Par un Officier de L'État-Major de L'Armée Francaise. 2 vols. (1. Contenant les Mémoires - 2. Contenant L'Atlas Militaire).

      Paris, Barrois L'Ainé,1817. 4to. Textvol. in contemp. hcalf with richly gilt spine. A paperlabel pasted on lower part of spine. Atlas-vol. in modest clothbacked boards. Lower part of spine with tears and taped. Stamp on titlepages. IV,358,(1) pp. Atlas: (4) pp. and with 14 mostly large and folded engraved maps

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        The Bibliographical Decameron; or, Ten Days Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts and Subjects connected with Early Engraving, Typography, and Bibliography

      37 plates (see below) & numerous engravings pasted in the text. Three vols. Large 8vo, cont. vellum over boards (short crack at head of upper joint of Vol. I, some offsetting from plates), sides elaborately panelled in gilt, crown & globe gilt stamps in the corners, central diamond shaped pointillé cartouche, spines elaborately gilt, a.e.g. London: Printed for the Author, 1817. First edition, and an extremely attractive set, of "perhaps the most lavish of all Dibdin's works...Its publication was a financial success and doubtless marks the high-water mark of the Dibdinian bibliomania."­Jackson 40. As is almost always the case, plate 9 in the first volume is lacking (see Windle & Pippin A28). The Thomas Payne plate in Vol. III is in the third state. Signature of Sarah Tyrconnel on each title and with the bookplate of her husband, John Delaval Carpenter (1790-1853), Earl of Tyrconnel. Bookplate of Lord Wardington. .

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD.

      ARAGO, J. NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, in the Uranie and Physicienne Corvettes, Commanded by Captain Freycinet, During the Years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820 . . .  With Twenty-Six Engravings . . . .  London: Treuttel and Wurtz, Treuttel, Jun. and Richter, 1823.  4to.  Modern dark green half morocco, bound without a half-title.  Two parts in one, with part-titles.  A.e.g. Folding frontispiece map and twenty-five lithographed plates after Arago. New endpapers, two small closed tears to title, slight offsetting and foxing of plates.  A near fine copy of a scarce item.FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, in which “Jacques Arago, artist to the scientific expedition headed by Freycinet . . . , wrote the account of the voyage in a very witty and amusing style.  Its success was great, and it was printed countless times with and without the illustrations, complete or abridged.  It was translated into several languages” (Borba de Moraes).To view the full description of this item, please contact us. 

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        Recueil de Petit Marines; Representant des Navires de Diverses Nations, et de Toutes Especes, sous Differentes voilures

      Paris., 1817.. b/w engraved plates. Baugean (1764-1819) was a painter and engraver who specialized in marine subjects. In Paris he was appointed engraver to the King. This is a collection of high quality engravings of merchant and naval craft of Europe, England and America. They are accurately and well portrayed, in a number of settings; ships are shown in ports, underway, careened and undergoing various evolutions. Vessel types range from small watercraft through whalers and merchantmen to frigates. Interleaved with the plates are text sections which give a description of subject of each plate (in French). As Polak notes these engravings will be of great use to those who are interested in marine architecture or marine art. Polak 482. (Citing an edition of 150 plates) Brewington “Dictionary” p. 31. Plate size about 5 x 7 inches. Baugean’s work was originally issued in parts. This collection contains all of Vol. I. Vol. II lacks 4 plates. Vol. III is lacking altogether, and Vol. IV lacks 2 plates. The numbers of missing plates are 32, 34, 59-90, 109 and 110. Some foxing throughout, but plate areas not too badly affected. Attractively bound in half calf over boards with spine label.

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        The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. With a View of the Progress of Society in Europe from the Subversion of the Roman Empire, to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century

      London - Cadell and Davies, et al, 1817 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth century edition of Robertson's reputation-sealing work in a beautiful contemporary fine binding. A remarkably elegant addition to any library. Complete in Four Volumes. Its comprehensive overview of European history, its engagement with stadial history, and its analysis of the balance of powerall captured in Robertson's polished prosesealed its author's reputation as the leading historian in Europe -ODNB. The fourteenth edition. William Robertson, 1721 1793, was a Scottish historian. During his lifetime, Robertson became Royal Chaplain to George III , Principal of the University of Edinburgh, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Royal Historiographer. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally,very slight shelf wear but nothing much. Lovely colour. Internally, firmly bound, with occasional scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Lärbok i kemien.

      Stockholm, Henr. A. Nordström, 1817-30. Sex volymer, (10) + 726 + 4 utvikbara planscher; (1) + 1 blank + (1) + 1 blank + (8) + 848 + LXXIX + (1); (6) + 496 + 6 utvikbara planscher; XV + (1) + 564 + 1 utvikbar plansch; X + 565-1300 + 6 + (1) + 1 blank + 1 utvikbar tabell; VI + 895 + (1) s. Samtida originalband med skinnrygg och blå marmorerade pärmar och gröna marmorerade snitt. Exlibris (Stellan o Martha Vennersten). På smutstitelbladet är en namnteckning bortklipp i samtliga volymer. Planscherna är i gott skick, men två stycken saknas.. Den separata tabellbilagan med atomvikter saknas. Första och andra volymen i andra, utökade upplagan, övriga volymer i första upplagan

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        Rosa Gallica Pontiana

      [Paris: Firmin Didot], 1817-1824. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois. Trimmed within platemark top and sides, not affecting image or titles. 14 x 10 1/2 inches. More than with any other painter, Redouté's flowers are alive, and always shown at the ephemeral moment of their greatest beauty. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre Italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually to Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full-time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's scientific understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Roses from which this work comes.Redouté together with Claude-Antoine Thory, an ardent botanist and collector of roses, have together in Les Roses produced a work not only of great artistic merit, but also an invaluable scientific record as well. `Redouté and Thory knew, described and figured almost all the important roses known in their day. Included were many of the key ancestors of our present-day 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. Cf. Cleveland Collections 807; cf. Dunthorne p 232; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Nissen BBI 1599; cf. Pritzel 7455; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8748.

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        Costituzione degle Stati Uniti delle Isole Jonie uninamente adottata e sanzionata dall'Assemblea Legislativa nel Giorno 2 Maggio 1817, colla Ratificazione 26 Agosto successivo di sue Altezza Reale il Principe Regente agente in Nome e da Parte di sua Maesta' Re del Regne Unito della Grande Brettagna e dell' Irland, e dell'Annover &c., &c., &c. Insieme a varj altri Documenti ed atti uffiziali Relativi di cui venue Ordinata dell'Assemblea Legislativa. Publicazione nella sua Seduta del 6 Dicembre 1817.

      Corfu, Pubblicata con Autorizzazione nella Stamperia del Governo, 1817. Lex 8vo. Bound uncut in nice later hvellum in old style. One leaf w. marginal tear, not affecting text. Faint dampstaining to upper part of leaves throughout, but overall a good and sound copy. W. half-title, woodcut title-vignette. Also containing bound-in strip, stating that the work will be translated into Greek. (4), III, 105, (4) pp.. Extremely scarce first edition of the first constitution for the Ionian Islands in Greek history since ancient times. This Ionian Islands state was the first Greek state to be founded. The Ionian Islands were perhaps already settled by the Greeks as early as 1000 BC. In the 4th century BC the islands were under the Macedon Empire, under the control of which they remained until 146 BC, when it was annexed by Rome; in about 250 AD the islands passed to Byzantine territories, were parceled out by the Latin empire, and the Venetians acquired most of the islands. In the 15th century when the Ottomans acquired most of Greece, the islands considered it best to accept Venetian rule, and they became the only part of the Greek-speaking world not to be under Ottoman rule. Due to Venetian influence, many people of the upper class spoke Italian, though Greek remained the main language. In 1797 Napoleon Bonaparte captured Venice, and the islands fell under French rule, where they more or less remained till the French were defeated by the British. A Treaty of Paris, in which the islands were turned into the "United States of the Ionian Islands" under British protection, was signed in 1815. In 1817 the islands were finally granted their first constitution, -by the British- a turning-point in the history of the Ionian Islands and Greece.This constitution given under the British Protectorate was voted by a constituent assembly in 1817, and was applied the following year. The administration was placed in the hands of a senate of six members and a legislative assembly of 40 members.Not in Graesse, not in Brunet

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        Lithograph portrait by T. H. Maguire

      No Dust Jacket. Hooker, Joseph Dalton (1817-1911). Lithograph portrait with facsimile signature, by Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-95), lithographed by M. & H. Hanhart. [Ipswich: G. Ransome,] 1851 (dated in the plate). 610 x 440 mm.; image (without signature) measures 242 x 292 mm. Small chips in the margins, a few faint spots, but with the image in excellent condition. First Edition. The largest and best portrait of Joseph Dalton Hooker, the eminent taxonomic botanist and plant geographer, and a close friend and ally of Darwin. The portrait formed part of a series titled Portraits of Honorary Members of the Ipswich Museum, published in 1852. Rare.

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        Sagabibliothek med anmærkninger og inledende afhandlinger.

      1-3. Köpenhamn, J. F. Schultz, 1817-20. 8:o. XIV,+ 371; XII,+ 675; XVI,+ 499 s. Enstaka småfläckar, bläckplump sid. 78-79 i andra delen och litet hål sid 607-608, med bokstavsförlust. Samtida gröna hkbd, guldornerade ryggar, marmorerade pärmar och gröna snitt. Tre volymer. Med exlibris från Skandinaviska Sällskapet i Uppsala resp. Studentcorpsens i Upsala bibliothek, och biblioteksstämpel från Nordiska seminariet i Uppsala. Fint exemplar. Fiske s. 410. Viktig utgåva av den isländska sagadiktningen. Del ett innehåller de äldre sagorna, del två de senare romantiska hjältesagorna och del tre sagor som rör Danmark, Sverige och Norge samt ett register till alla tre. Varje del inleds med en "Almindelig bemærkning om reglerne, hvorefter de isländske sagaers ægthed kunde bestemmes". Peter Erasmus Müller (1776-1834) var historiker, språkvetare och biskop. Han började tidigt med undersökningar av det äldsta källmaterialet till Nordens historia, de isländska sagorna, Snorre och Saxo, och hur den senare påverkats av de förra. Han "... gør ende paa Aarhundreders Fremstilling af Danmarks historie med de pompøse Kongerækker og lægger Grunden til en ny Art Oldhistorie" (Jørgenssen s. 46). Hans hvudarbete är Critisk undersögelse af Danmarks og Nordens sagnhistorie eller om troværdigheden af Saxos og Snorros kilder, som utkom 1823

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        Europe After The Congress of Vienna

      John Thomson 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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        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. Interspersed with Observations upon the Face of the Country, The Polity, Moral, Character, and Manners of the Chinese Nation. The whole Illustrated wit Maps and Drawings.

      London, John Murray, 1817. Large 4to. Bound in a nice contemporary full calf, raised bands, gilt spine, compartments richly blindtooled. Gilt borders to covers. Part of second hinge slightly weakening. Engraved portrait frontispiece. VII, 526, (2) (errata) pp., 3 engraved maps (one large folded) and 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates. The large map very slightly brownspotted, light offsetting to a few leaves. Portrait with a few marginal brownspots. Wide-margined, clean and fine. The hand-coloured plates clean and fine, showing various scenic views of the Yangtze, and the Imperial Plaze near Tientsin.. First edition of this official account of the second embassy to China undertaken in 1816 to negotiate improved conditions for the flourishing trade by foreign merchants at Canton. The embassy was headed by Lord Amhurst, who famously refused to comply with the court-ritual of prostrating oneself nine times before the Chinese emperor. The work is also important in containg the first detailled map of the Korean West Coast. - Abbey:536

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        Tableau du royaume de caboul, et de ses dependances dans la perse, la tartarie et l'inde offrant les moeurs, usages et costumes de cet empire... paris, nepveu, 1817.

      Tre volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. xliv, 189 (3); (4) 222 (2); (4) 223 (1). Con 14 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Esemplare con qualche fioritura ed arrossatura sparsa, ma complessivamente genuino e ben conservato.

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        ADDITIONS TO THE FOURTH AND FORMER EDITIONS OF AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION

      John Murray London: John Murray, 1817. FIRST EDITION. With Malthus' Final Revisions,Our Copy Untrimmed in Original Boards 229 x 152 mm (9 x 6"). 2 p.l., 327, [1] pp. ORIGINAL BLUE PAPER BOARDS, neatly rebacked in buff paper, original printed paper spine label, UNTRIMMED EDGES.19th century bookplate. Goldsmith 21762; Kress B.6973; Palgrave II, 676. Spine label chipped and rubbed, with significant loss of legibility, a little soil and wear to original sides (as expected), but the boards surprisingly well preserved, and the well-restored binding absolutely tight. First few leaves and last three gatherings freckled with foxing, minor foxing elsewhere, a few trivial spots, but excellent internally, still rather fresh and not at all darkened or browned. "An Essay on the Principle of Population," the great work of Malthus (1766-1834), was first published in 1798. Its main thesis held that while population increases in a geometric ratio, the means of subsistence only increase arithmetically, with the inevitable result that the expanding population will eventually outstrip the means of livelihood and leave millions facing deprivation (unless war or disease eliminates them first). Malthus later softened some of his harshest predictions, and the prosperity of the 19th century in Britain tended to discredit his work, but we are forever in his debt for "having called public attention in a striking and impressive way to a subject which had neither theoretically nor practically been sufficiently considered." (Britannica) The additions in the present volume constitute the author's final revisions to a text that was altered in each of the six editions through which it passed in Malthus' lifetime.

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        Grundlinien zu einer zweckmässigen Behandlung der Geometrie als höheren Bildungsmittels an verbereitenden Lehranstalten. Mit zwei Kupfertafeln.

      Erlangen, J.J. Palm und Ernst Enke, 1817. 8vo. Nice cont. marbled cardboardbinding w. gilt title label and single gilt lines to spine. Corners and edges of boards bumped and some minor wear to capitals, otherwise very nice and clean. Also internally in excellent condition, w. almost no brownspotting. A few leaves w. marginal markings, all in weak pencil. Printed on good paper. XXXII, 224, (2, -errata) pp, 2 folded plates.. The very rare first edition of Ohm's first work, which actually laid the foundation for his career and gave him the opportunity of working as a scientist. The work was printed eight years before his first scientific paper, ("Vorläufige Anzeige des Gesetzes, nach welchem Metalle de Contakt-elektrizität leiten", 1825, which contained for the first time the original research that was to immortalize his name). The German physicist Georg Simon Ohm (1789 -1854), who later became famous for having established the fundamental relationship between voltage, current, and resistance, and thereby founding electrical circuit analysis (all based on what has ever since Ohm been known as "Ohm's Law"), was solidly educated in mathematics, physics, chemistry and philosophy by his very skilled autodidact father. From 1800 to 1805 Ohm attended the Erlangen Gymnasium, after which he attended the University of Erlangen for three years, until his father withdrew him and placed him in exile in Switzerland, because he was so dissatisfied with him wasting his scientific abilities; -Georg Ohm was primarily interested in dancing, billiards and ice skating. He then became a mathematics teacher in Gottstadt bei Nydau, and in 1809 he went to Neuchâtel for two years as a private teacher, although he would have preferred to follow Karl Christian von Langensdorf to Heidelberg to restart his mathematical studies. Langendorf, however, advised Ohm to study mathematics on his own and to read the works of Euler, Laplace and Lacroix, which he did. In 1811 Ohm returned to the University of Erlangen, where he received his PhD. He now taught as a Privatdozent for three semesters, but he could not advance and made almost no money, so he was forced to seek employment from the Bavarian government. The best position that he was offered was that of a teacher of mathematics and physics at a poor quality, low-prestige Realschule in Bamberg, where he stayed with great dissatisfaction for three years, until the school got closed down in March 1816. He was now assigned to teach a section of mathematics at another overcrowded and ill reputed school in Bamberg. During these years, Georg Ohm felt very unhappy with his position and realized that he had to do something to improve his merits in order to get out of Bamberg and have hopes to find a better post. And thus, he undertook the writing of his first work, the elementary geometry text, which was to prove his true abilities. Ohm sent the manuscript to King Wilhelm III of Prussia, and in 1817 he was offered the position of Oberlehrer of mathematics and physics at the recently reformed Jesuit Gymnasium at Cologne. This was a very good school, which was based on the ideals of proper scientific education and enthusiasm for learning and teaching, and it was this position that stimulated Ohm to seriously concern himself with physics which he had never done before. The physics lab was very well equipped , and Ohm could now devote himself to experimenting on physics."Ohm's fist work was an elementary geometry text, "Grundlinien..." which embodied his ideals on the role of mathematics in education. The student, he believed, should learn mathematics as if it were the free product of his own mind, not as a finished product imposed from without. Ideally, by fostering the conviction that the highest life is that devoted to pure knowledge, education should create a self-respect capable of withstanding all vicissitudes in one's external circumstances. One detects in these sentiments the reflection not only of his own early education but also of the years of isolation in Switzerland and of personal and intellectual deprivation of Bamberg. The resulting inwardness of Ohm's character and the highly intellectualized nature of his ideals of personal worth were an essential aspect of the man who would bring the abstractness of mathematics into the hiterto physical and chemical domain of galvanic electricity." (D.S.B., X, p. 187)

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