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        Walks through London, including Westminster and the borough of Southwark, with the surrounding suburbs; describing every thing worthy of observation in the public buildings, places of entertainment, exhibitions, commercial and literary institutions, &c. down to the present period: forming a complete guide to the British metropolis.

      London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones [and 13 others in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Dublin], 1817. - 2 volumes, octavo (225 x 140 mm). Original pale yellowish-gray drab boards skilfully rebacked with the original spines laid-down, front covers with wood-engraving of Gog and Magog at the Guildhall, untrimmed. Housed in a custom-made period-style red half morocco solander box, marbled sides. Boards a little foxed and rubbed at extremities, scattered foxing internally. A very good set in the original boards, with the half-titles and plate of Finsbury Square: "Not listed in the 'Directions' and often found wanting" (Adams). 96 engraved plates by Greig, Higham, Wallis, and Varrall, large folding map (extending from Hyde Park to West India Dock, Pentonville Road to Lambeth Palace), 24 woodcuts in the text. First edition, large paper issue, of this delightful illustrated guide to Regency London, laid out in eighteen walks around the metropolis. In many ways this is the forerunner of the modern guide book, giving a small map and directions for each perambulation. Hughson also compiled an illustrated history and description of London, issued in parts and then published as six volumes between 1806 and 1809. Lowndes states that "the author's real name is Ed. Pugh"; which may have been confusion with the Welsh-born but London-resident, Edward Pugh (c.1763-1813), miniature painter and topographer. Adams names him as "David Pugh". "Daniel Pugh, alias Hughson, was clearly not going to be outdone by Pennant and Lysons, two other resolute foot-sloggers, when he added to the title pages of his five volume description of London 'from an actual perambulation'. Twelve years later he was again on the march to gather material for Walks through London. [after the 'walks' themselves'] The book is rounded off with a 20 page architectural history and includes 'improvements' which were then impending such as Nash's Regent Street, already adumbrated on two of the plans. The refinement of the vignettes and the small-scale, well-proportioned copper plates look forward to the delicacy of detail which, at the end of the decade following, became a commonplace among engravers on steel" (Adams). A very appealing copy and most uncommon in the original boards. Adams, London Illustrated, 121; Lowndes p. 1136. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        A Sketch of the Military and Political Power of Russia 1817

      New York: Kirk and Mercein. 1817. First. First American edition. Tall octavo. 208pp., folding map colored in outline. Publisher's original papercovered boards with printed paper spine, edges untrimmed. Modest loss at the foot, chip on the front fly, map slightly misfolded but sound, and some other moderate wear, overall a very good copy, with the publisher's fragile and uncommon boards in a remarkable state of preservation. .

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        The Bibliographical Decameron; Or Ten Days' Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts and subjects connected with early Engraving, Typography and Bibliography

      Printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press, London 1817 - First edition, with half-titles and errata. Hundreds of engravings and examples of type etc., some tinted in red and blue. 3 vols. Imperial 8vo (9-3/4 x 6 inches). Windle & Pippin A28; Jackson no.40; Hart no.186; Bigmore and Wyman pp. 169-70 Nineteenth-century green morocco gilt, a.e.g. Slightly rubbed, else fine Hundreds of engravings and examples of type etc., some tinted in red and blue. 3 vols. Imperial 8vo (9-3/4 x 6 inches) First edition, with half-titles and errata. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essai sur l'instruction des aveugles ou exposé analytique des procédés employés pour les instruire.

      imprimé par les aveugles et se vend à leur bénéfice à l'institution, Paris 1817 - In-8, cartonnage d'attente à la Bradel, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, titre doré, 224 pp. Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice et de 21 planches hors texte. Coins inférieurs émoussés et tordus, coins supérieurs légèrement émoussés, plats et dos insolés, petit manque sur la pièce de titre, rousseurs éparses, certains cahiers déréglés. Médecin et écrivain, né à Bordeaux en 1780, mort en 1865. Il obtint son doctorat en 1806 avant de se rendre en Espagne où il devint médecin en chef des hôpitaux militaires de l'armée française d'occupation. De retour à Paris, en 1811, il fut nommé directeur de l'institut des jeunes aveugles et parvint, par un procédé aussi simple qu'ingénieux, à mettre ces infortunés en rapport avec les sourds-muets, avec qui ils communiquent leurs pensées de la manière la plus facile.(.) En 1818, il ouvrit une clinique pour le traitement des maladies des yeux, puis il fonda avec Dupuytren, Nache, Pariset, (1820) un recueil périodique, intitulé "La Bibliothèque ophtalmologique". (cf Grand dictionnaire universel Larousse). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Monasticon Anglicanum:

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown; Lackington, Hughes, Mavor, & Jones; and Joseph Harding,, 1817–30. a history of the abbies and other monasteries, hospitals, frieries, and cathedral and collegiate churches, with their dependencies, in England and Wales; also of all such Scotch, Irish, and French monasteries as were in any manner connected with religious houses in England. Together with a particular account of their respective foundations, grants, and donations, and a full statement of their possessions, as well temporal as spiritual. A new edition, enriched with a large accession of materials now first printed from leiger books, chartularies, rolls, and other documents preserved in the national archives, public libraries, and other repositories; the history of each religious foundation in English being prefixed to its respective series of Latin charters. By John Caley, Henry Ellis and the Rev. Bulkeley Bandinel. [Together with:] DUGDALE, Sir Wiliam. The History of Saint Paul's Cathedral, in London. London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding [and others], 1818. 8 volumes bound as 18, folio (475 x 320 mm). Uniformly bound in mid-19th-century deep purple morocco by Clarke & Bedford, richly gilt spines, gilt ornamental panels on sides, gilt supralibros of Archibald Acheson (third Earl of Gosford) on front covers, all edges gilt, richly gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Monasticon: half-titles, additional engraved titles, letterpress titles in red and black (in 8 volumes), 243 engraved plates (52 double-page); Saint Paul's: half-titles, engraved frontispiece in part one, 64 engraved plates (7 double-page); wood-engraved decorative initials throughout. From the library of the Irish judge William O'Brien (1832-1899), whose discerning collection is a microcosm of late 19th-century taste in book collecting, and included a handful of medieval manuscripts, incunabula, Aldine editions, three Shakespeare folios, 16th-century English books and handsome editions of English literature; subsequent labels of Milltown Park Library;; spines (and some covers) lightly sunned, occasional dark mottling, internally some foxing and light offsetting from plates to letterpress. An excellent set. First of these editions, each of the large paper issue limited to 50 sets, with proof plates; the Gosford Castle copy. "In the early 'forties, [Archibald Acheson] the third earl of Gosford (1806-1864) had formed at Gosford Castle, in Ireland, a large and extremely beautiful library which was sold by private contract in 1878 to the London bookseller James Toovey" (Seymour De Ricci, English Collectors of Books & Manuscripts, 1930, p. 156). A part of the library - "the history, topography, natural history and the important series of books on large paper" (ibid.) - were dispersed through the sale rooms of Puttick and Simpson in April 1884 but some were retained by Toovey's heirs, and the choicest books passed into the Pierpont Morgan library in 1899. Dudgdale and Dodsworth's monumental Monasticon Anglicanum was first published between 1655 and 1673. "It gave the history of the various orders in England, and an account of all the individual monasteries. The surviving foundation charters, and charters relating to the growth of the monastery, were printed in full, and all known benefactions of land made to the monastery were set down. Monasticon Anglicanum established for the first time the importance of charters as a primary source for the writing of medieval history, and as a source for understanding the legal practice of earlier centuries and aspects of the feudal system relating to conditions of tenure. Equally it established for the first time since the Reformation the importance of monasteries and the scale of their territorial possessions" (ODNB). This superb Regency edition "contains everything in the original, and in [the antiquary, John] Stevens's continuation [of 1722-23], with an English account of each monastery, and additions from the Chapter House , Westminster, and public libraries" (Lowndes). It also drew on the records in the Tower of London and the Cottonian collection. Dugdale's history of Saint Paul's – originally issued in 1658 - became "the lasting memorial of old St Paul's" (ODNB) after the great fire of 1666 destroyed the old building. The original plates by Wenceslaus Hollar were re-engraved for this edition by the Finden brothers but the majority of the fine new plates are by the draughtsman and engraver John Coney. With some considerable justification, the editors describe Coney in their Preface as "an artist whose execution possesses the freedom and delicacy of Piranesi, without his occasional obscurity and coarseness". The contemporary art historian Michael Bryan, referred to Coney's plates being "executed with consummate skill... His drawings exhibit all the minutest details without the appearance of labour, yet with a neatness that is truly surprising" (Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers). One of the finest English books of the period, here superbly bound by one of the foremost London binderies of the mid-19th-century, with rich impressions of the plates and paired with Dugdale's famous history of Saint Paul's. A magnificent set.

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        The Prisoner of Chillon, and other poems; [bound with] Manfred, a dramatic poem.

      London: John Murray, 1816 & 1817 - 2 works in 1, octavo. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt-rolled into compartments with floral and lyre gilt tools and red morocco title label, marbled sides, blue speckled edges. Front joint partially cracked but holding strong, wear to edges, extremities rubbed, the marbled paper scruffed in places; a very good copy. First editions, with the half-titles,of The Prisoner of Chillon (first issue, with recto of final leaf blank and verso with list of poems) and of Manfred (third issue, with the Hamlet quotation to title page). This volume combines, in attractively tooled contemporary calf and marbled boards, two of Byron's influential early publications. The Prisoner of Chillon (1816) contains creations largely resulting from Byron's summer spent in Switzerland with Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley, most notably the long titular poem relating the imprisonment and starvation of 16th-century monk François Bonivard inspired by a visit to his prison in the Castle of Chillon on Lake Geneva, and the eschatological fantasy "Darkness" (which was Byron's contribution to the same ghost-story writing competition that resulted, most famously, in Frankenstein). Manfred, published a year after, was Byron's striking Faustian drama of a magician's refusal to bow to his spiritual masters; it inspired a number of paintings (by John Martin and Thomas Cole) and musical compositions (by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and even Nietzsche). This copy has, laid-in, an autograph letter signed from John Murray IV (1851–1928 – the grandson of Byron's publisher) on Albermarle Street stationery, dated 9 August 1899. The letter is addressed to Rev. Canon F. Meyrick (1827–1906), who had studied at Trinity College, Oxford, and was President of the Oxford Union in 1849. He was a prolific author of theological works, several of which were published by John Murray. The letter discusses the relative rarity of Byron first editions, and the desirability of copies "in their original state". The ownership inscriptions of other members of the Meyrick family appear on the title page. Wise I, p. 113 & p. 123. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Handwritten 1817 Ledger from L. S. Walkley from Haddam, CT

      1817 - Original marbled wrappers, stitched. [72]pp. Two folded sheets with a handwritten Alphabet to the Ledger laid in. The first ten leaves show financial statements with lines for tobacco, broad cloth, muslin, wine, brandy, etc., and then the balance for the ledger. The rest of the leaves contain several poems and a couple of recipes. Five of the poems seem to be original compositions by L. S. Walkley and are signed by him (two are also dated). One is titled Epitaph on Betsey Camp. Another five (in the same handwriting) are unsigned. The last poem and the two recipes appear written by a different hand. Our research suggests that L. S. Walkley was a young teacher. Walkley and his wife sailed from Connecticut taking with them lumber with the idea of building a school in the South. The original plan was to reach Florida, then the estuary of the Mississippi, then travel inland until a good site was found. However, Walkley's wife died during the voyage and was buried at sea and all his lumber had to be tossed overboard during a severe storm. Walkley eventually settled in Alabama several years later, where he finally established a school. ; Quarto. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Geschichte der Bildung, Beraubung und Vernichtung der alten heidelbergischen Buchersammlungen. Ein Beytrag zur Literargeschichte vornehmlich des funfzehnten und sechszehnten Jahrhunderts…Nebst einem meist beschreibenden Verzeichniss der im Jahr 1816 von dem Pabst Pius VII. der Universität Heidelberg zurückgegebenen Handschriften, und einigen Schriftproben

      Two engraved plates with nine facsimiles, printed in color. x, 552 pp. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers, uncut. Heidelberg: A. Oswald, 1817. First edition of this invaluable and tragic history of the Bibliotheca Palatina of Heidelberg, the most important library of the German Renaissance, along with accounts of other Heidelberg libraries. "Ninety-five years after the sack of Rome by Lutheran lands-knechts a Catholic army marched into the Palatinate to punish its Calvinist Elector. To Pope Gregory XV a glorious prize suddenly appeared within reach: the famous public library of Heidelberg, founded in the mid-sixteenth century by the Elector Ottheinrich, celebrated for its ancient manuscripts sequestered from the abbey of Lorsch (including another Vergil of great antiquity). The nuncio in Cologne was instructed discreetly to make known in Germany the Pope's willingness to accept an offer of the collection, and his wish was granted by Maximilian of Bavaria within five days of the town's capture. Three thousand, five hundred manuscripts and five thousand printed books from the Elector's private collection and the university as well as from the public library were removed to Rome. Thus the Palatina ceased to exist; its shelves were chopped up to make packing-cases, and Bavarian soldiers helped themselves to the books that remained behind. Two centuries later consciences were still troubled and in 1815-6 Pius VII returned all the German manuscripts, 842 in number, and forty-two in Latin to the Duchy of Baden."-Hobson, Great Libraries, p. 80. Wilken (1777-1840), prorector of Heidelberg University, negotiated with the French government the return of 38 Palatina manuscripts which had been ceded by the Vatican to the French in 1797 by the Treaty of Tolentino. Very fine copy in original state. From the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria.

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        Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Berlin. Teil 1 - 3 komplett. Teil 1) Bauten für die Kunst, Kirchen, Denkmalpflege. 2) Stadtbaupläne, Brücken, Straßen, Tore, Plätze. 3) Bauten für Wissenschaft, Verwaltung, Heer, Wohnbau und Denkmäler (= Abteilung 1, Band 1, Teile 1 - 3 der Reihe).

      Standort: Archi 35,5 x 25,5 cm. Bände 1 und 3 sind Original-Leinenbände, Band 2: Originalhalbleinenband, etwas bestoßen und lichtgedunkelt. Im dazu passenden, privat angefertigten Leinenschuber. Bände 1 und 3: die Originalschutzumschläge sind komplett und unauffällig aufgezogen, Umschlag von Band 2 wurde nach dem Original neu angefertigt. 8 Blatt Titelei, Geleitwort, Vorwort und Inhaltsverzeichnis, 399 (1) Seiten / 136 Seiten / 4 Blatt Titelei und Inhalt, 378 (2) Seiten, jeweils reich einfarbig bebildert mit Faksimiles, Aufrissen, Grundrissen etc. Insgesamt sauberes, gut erhaltenes Werk. Aus dem Inhalt Band 1: Museum am Lustgarten, Nationaltheater, Schauspielhaus, Opernhaus, Singakademie, Petrikirche, Domkirche, Kirchen auf dem Spittelmark und Werderschen Markt. Band 2: Bebauungspläne für die Innenstadt der Jahre 1817, 1823, 1833, 1835, 1840, Neue Wilhelmstraße und Marschallbrücke, Schlossbrücke, Hallesches, Potsdamer und Neues Tor, Petriplatz, Lustgarten. Band 3) Akademie der Künste und Wissenschaften, Universität, Sternwarte, Rathaus, Neue Wache, Kasernen, Schinkels bildnerisches Schaffen für Berlin, Entwürfe als Bildhauer, Kreuzbergdenkmal, Kanzel und Bildwerke der Domkirche. --- Mit Verzeichnis der Personen, Abbildungen und Orte. --- Band 2: Namenszug eines Vorbesitzers auf dem Vorsatz, datiert 1952. --- Späterer Untertitel Titel der Reihe: Lebenswerk.

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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 Comprehending a copious and entertaining Account of all the EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES, REPUBLICS, AND COLONIES, of ASIA, AFRICA, AMERICA, AND EUROPE... (volumes I and II)

      PRINTED FOR THOMAS KELLY, 1817. N. 2 vol. in -4 (22 x 26,5 cm.), legature d'epoca tutta pelle sfumata marrone, cornici in oro sui piatti, titoli e fregi, sempre in oro, ai dorsi, pp. XX, 774, 1105, (1), 2 incisioni alle 2 antiporte, frontespizi sempre incisi, 78 tra carte geografiche (a p.pagina e più volte ripiegate, compreso i planisferi e le carte dei continenti) e vedute incise in litografia (f.testo a p.pagina). Condizioni generali abbastanza buone (modeste fioriture e bruniture su alcune pagine), legatura ben salda per cui perfettamente sfogliabile - RARO (vedi fotografie). Embellished with numerous Engrawings, executed by Artisus of the first Ability, and illustrated by correct Statistical Tables, and a new Set of accurate Maps, forming an ORNAMENTAL AND COMPLETE ATLAS (2 volumes) - Good conditions. SECOLO XIX (prima metà)

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        THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DECAMERON; or, Ten Days' Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts, and subjects connected with Engravings, Typography, and Bibliography.

      London: Shakespeare Press, 1817. Three volumes. 6 1/4 x 10. vi, ccxxv, 410; 535; 544 pages + 37 plates. Copiously illustrated with wood and copper engravings, some printed on India paper and mounted. Rich brown morocco by The Monastery Hill Bindery, a single gilt rule on covers; spine in 6 compartments with gilt rules; the raised bands extend onto the covers and taper to blindstamped fleurons; top edges gilt; wide turn-ins gilt, brown batik endpapers. Very slight wear. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman. A fine set. Handsome, lavish volumes printed by William Bulmer. His Shakespeare Press, in conjunction with the types of William Martin (a Baskerville disciple), is still renowned. In A History of the Old English Letter Founderies, Reed writes " A history of this celebrated Press would almost involve a history of fine printing in the first quarter of the present century. Dibdin, in the second volume of his Bibliographical Decameron has given a list of its most famous impressions. Bulmer was a personal friend of Thomas Bewick, the engraver, many of whose blocks were cut for his books. He spared no pains to render the typography of his press the most correct and beautiful England had hitherto known." Reed goes on to say The Decameron is one Bulmer's finest specimens.

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        A Sketch of the Public Life of the Duke of Otranto

      Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son, 1817. First American Edition. Leather_bound. Fair. 12mo. 172pp. 24pp publishers catalog. Brown calf with missing spine label. Joints are cracked, spine is chipped upper section. Edge wear to boards. Moderate foxing and toning to pages. The name John Clarke 1834 is stamped on front paste down and right front end sheet. An old ink name, hard to distinguish, is written on the right front paste down. The name of Tomlinson Fort written in old ink on the title page. No author attributed to this work but thought to have been written by Joseph Fouche. The first appearance of this work appeared in London 1816.

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        Essay On The Mysteries Of Eleusis (Half Title: Essay On The Eleusinian Mysteries), Witrh Observations By J. Christie

      Rodwell And Martin, London 1817 - Xv, Folding Plate, 188 Pp., 8 5/8" Tall. First Printing. Quarter Calf, Spine Gilt, Red Morocco Label, Over Marbled Boards, With Matching Marbled Endpapers And Marbled Page Edges; Recently Re-Backed Preserving Original Spine, Boards And Endpapers. Additional Engraved Title Page, Folding Engraving, And Engraved Headpiece. Presents Exceptionally Well, Very Near Fine, Edges Of Page Block Still Shiny, Pages Crisp. Small Armorial Bookplate Of John Harrison. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A brief exposé, which every person, who insures either life or property in Ireland, should carefully read, and perfectly understand. If insurance be profitable to the trading companies, how can they contend it should not yield profit to the Norwich Union? What then is the difference between the two systems, except that the few share-holders divide the profits in the first case: but in the second ALL who insure at the Norwich Union SAVE one half the premium.

      [Dublin] N. Kelly & Son, South Great George's-Street - Printers to the Norwich Union Fire and Life Association. 1817. 8vo., (2) + 26pp., old red inkstamp of a mercantile library on title-page and on one text page, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A good, crisp, copy. First (only?) edition. The Norwich Union here attempts to sell its products in Ireland by showing that its premiums were no more than half those charged by other companies and defends itself against the undeserved allegations of its rivals. 'The Norwich Union Association, above 21 years established for the purpose of cheapening the excessive expence charged by the Companies for Insuring, has been attacked without provocation, without reference to facts, without the slightest observance of veracity, or the colour of justice. This Institution, so stable in its system, so liberal in its principle, and so disinterested in all its views, has been assailed by every weapon that little, but malignant cunning, that calumny, clamour, misrepresentation and disingenuousness could direct against it.'

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        SRI LANKA: A VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL, AND FINANCIAL INTERESTS OF CEYLON. WITH AN APPENDIX; CONTAINING SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL LAWS AND USAGES OF THE CANDIANS; PORT AND CUSTOM HOUSE REGULATIONS; TABLES OF EXPORTS AND IMPORTS, PUBLISH REVENUE

      Large 8° (23.5 x 15 cm / 9 x 6 inches): Collation Complete – 1 Large Folding Coloured Map, 8 ff., 577 pp., 1 p. Advertisements, bound in original light blue publisher’s boards with tan paper spine and pastedown printed title (Very Good, internally clean, text pages with deckled edges; map crisp with resplendent colour; front cover mildly stained, but not affecting internal book, spine stained with shelf-wear, some chipping with very minor loss to head of spine). - London: Black, Parbury, and Allen, 1817. Rare – the only work on the economics and economic history of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from the early British colonial period, by Anthony Bertolacci, the island’s Corsican-born Auditor-General, featuring information of immense historical value published nowhere else, augmented by the first edition of Captain Gaulterus Schneider’s revolutionary map of Ceylon – the first scientific survey of the island. - This is a stellar example of one of the seminal works of the British colonial period in Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), being the first-ever serious treatise on the economics and economic history of the island. Importantly, it also features the beautifully-coloured first printing of Captain Gaulterus Schneider’s map of Ceylon, importantly the first scientific survey of the island. The work contains critical information and data published nowhere else, granting the reader an unparalleled insight into the nature of Ceylon’s economy and society as the British East India Company (EIC) consolidated its control of the island following its replacement of the former Dutch regime in 1795. The work was written by Anthony Bertolacci, a native of Corsica, who served as a senior civil servant on the island for over 20 years, eventually rising to become its Auditor-General (essentially, finance minister). The work is written in a scientific, yet lucid, manner and is divided into three sections: 1) concerns the currency used on the island; 2) describes Ceylon’s commercial and economic resources; and 3) elaborates upon the Crown’s revenues and expenditure. The work is further embellished with 25 different . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. References: OCLC: 500192736; R. Griffiths (ed.), The Monthly Review (London, December 1818), pp. 415-9; H.N.S. Karunatilake, ‘Social and Economic Statistics of Sri Lanka in the Nineteenth Century’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka Branch, New Series, vol. 31 (1986/87), pp. 40-61; The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts (London: H. Colburn, 1817), p. 128; The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India and its Dependencies (Parbury, Allen, and Company, 1817), pp. 449-464; [Re: Schneider’s surveys:] Ian J. Barrow, Surveying and Mapping in Colonial Sri Lanka: 1800-1900, pp. 39-42.

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        Voyage Pittoresque dans le bocage de la Vendée ou Vues de Clisson et de ses environs. On y joint une notice historique sur la ville et le château de Clisson.

      1817 - A Paris Didot l'ainé imprimeur du Roi 1817 1 vol. in-4 (300x235) plein maroquin rouge signé de (Ouvrard) richement orné de pièces de cuir couleurs de couleurs encadrées de dentelles dorées et d'un semis de fleurs de lys. Edition Originale de cet ouvrage qui contient l'histoire de Clisson écrite par le Baron Lemot et dont les planches ont été gravées à l?aquatinte par Pringer (4) 118 (4) pp. illustré d?un frontispice (Connétable de Clisson) et de 30 planches gravées montées sur Onglet en fin de volume qq. Rousseurs sur les premières pages et qq. unes encadrant les planches mais très peu nombreuses RELIURE REMARQUABLE DE CET OUVRAGE DEBUT XIXe Sur LA VENDEE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cheval noir attaché dans une écurie. Schwarzes Pferd nach links in einem Stall.

      - Kreidelithographie, auf festem cremefarbenem Velin. Darstellungsgröße 32,5:40,3 cm, Blattgröße 41,5:54,5 cm. Literatur: Delteil 92, I (von III). Mit der Adresse von Villain. – Vorzüglicher Abdruck, vollrandig, etwas stockfleckig. Um 1817, nach der Rückkehr aus Rom, begann Géricault mit der Lithographie zu experimentieren und schuf in dieser neuen Technik Meisterwerke.

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        Avanzi del Tempio di Giove Statore nel Foro romano

      821, Roma - LE ANTICHITA ROMANE La serie delle vedute di Antichità Romane, composta di 101 tavole, viene realizzata con il ricavato della e vendita dei rami della Raccolta di cinquanta principali vedute di antichità tratte dai scavi fatti in Roma in questi ultimi tempi divise in 40 vedute edita nel 1817. Con quest’opera, per il numero delle tavole e per il formato prescelto, di grandi dimensioni, l’incisore vuole affermarsi come figura di primo piano nel mondo artistico romano. In quest’opera Rossini si cimenta in un diretto confronto con il suo predecessore G. B. Piranesi che costituisce un punto di riferimento per un incisore di vedute antiche, per quanto riguarda l’originalità e l’ampiezza della riproduzione. Il Rossini, oltre a sottolineare la sua influenza nella scelta del titolo e di alcune didascalie, usa frequentemente le medesime inquadrature e identici punti di vista del maestro veneziano. Altro elemento riconducibile a Piranesi è l’uso della luce e dei forti contrasti chiaroscurali. In queste tavole raggiunge una certa padronanza del mezzo tecnico che gli permette di cimentarsi in inquadrature più complesse nelle quali si nota un’organizzazione spaziale molto articolata. Nelle tavole è frequente il ricorso al taglio diagonale della veduta, consentendogli una più ampia possibilità di graduare i chiaroscuri in profondità. Tuttavia essendo l’opera composta da molte tavole presenta una certa discontinuità ed è possibile riscontrare in alcune di esse qualche incertezza nella impostazione prospettica ed alcune durezze nel segno. Rimanendo fedele alla tradizione corrente, la scelta dei soggetti operata dal Rossini non introduce nessuna novità; sono infatti rappresentati tutti i più importanti monumenti e luoghi archeologici di Roma. Elementi di novità sono sottolineati dalla registrazione puntuale dei lavori di indagine e di scavo intrapresi in quegli anni che dalla originalità delle inquadrature. Di particolare interesse da un punto di vista documentario sono le ultime quattro incisioni relative alla distruzione della Basilica di San Paolo fuori le mura, in seguito all’incendio del 15 luglio 1823. La volontà di voler animare le vedute, restituendo il monumento al suo contesto storico e la propria inadeguatezza nel campo della figura porta Rossini ad una collaborazione con Bartolomeo Pinelli, incisore romano, interprete e illustratore del costume e della vita popolare; a cui si devono le figure e i gruppi caratteristici che corredano le vedute. Pinelli in alcuni casi, riprende i motivi tratti dalle sue precedenti raccolte di Costumi pittoreschi romani. ROMAN ANTIQUITIES The series of views Antichità Romane, made of 101 plates, was realized with the proceeds of the sale of the plates used for Raccolta di cinquanta principali vedute di antichità tratte dai scavi fatti in Roma in questi ultimi tempi divided in 40 views, published in 1817. This is the work with which the artist wanted to become one of the most important artists in the Roman cultural life; we can state that if we consider the size of the work and the subject he choose. In this work Rossini tested himself with his predecessor, G. B. Piranesi, who was considered as a point of reference when it came to ancient views and originality. Rossini, was deeply influenced by Piranesi, as it can be seen in the title, the legends, the same points of views and framing. Another important element he took from Piranesi is the use of light and the contrast of chiaroscuro. In these plates Rossini reached the higher mastery of the technique, realizing also extremely particular framings and a new and complex organization of the space. In the plates quite common is the diagonal view of the subject, which gave him the possibility to elaborate more the chiaroscuro. However, since the work is made of many plates, it is quite discontinuous and some of the plates present some indecision in the perspective formulation and a little harshness in the mark. Always following the tradition of his time, Ross

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        Oekonomisch-technologische Encyclopädie oder allgemeines System der Staats-, Stadt-, Haus- und Landwirtschaft. Fortgesetzt von Friedrich Jakob Floerken, nunmehr von Heinrich Gustav Floerke: Teil 104: Von Octochord bis Ohrenzwang.

      Trassler Brünn 1817 ( Hundertundvierter Teil ) 808 Seiten mit 34 teilweise ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln ( incl. dem Frontispiz - so vollständig ) sowie einer gestochenen Titelvignette. Oldr., 8°. Enhält u.a. einen sehr umfangreichen Artikel zum Stichwort \" Ofen \" der sich über 313 Seiten erstreckt.. Einband stärker berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Der reich goldgeprägte Rücken stärker beschädigt. Das farbige Rückenschildchen fehlt fast vollständig. Einbandrücken stark berieben, angeplatzt. Kapitale etwas beschädigt. Innen von recht guter Erhaltung - wenige Seiten etwas angestaubt bzw. leicht fleckig. Tafeln meist sauber, einige verso gestempelt. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. ( Gewicht 750 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Oculiren, Ofen, Ofenbau, Öhl, Öhlmahlerey, Öl, Ölmalerei, Ölgemälde, Ölgewinnung, Ohr, Odeum, Offizier, Herd, Befeuerung

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        Blick in einen dichten, sumpfigen Urwald, im Vordergrund zwei Schlangen.

      - Federlithographie, auf cremefarbenem Velin, aufgezogen. 44,6:34,8 cm. Sehr guter Abdruck, wohl mit der vollen Darstellung. Die Lithographie ist auf die freie Seite eines Notenblattes gedruckt. Die graphische Rafinesse in der Durchführung der Federlithographie mit einer erheblichen Skala an Schwarz- und Grautönen macht dieses Blatt besonders wirkungsvoll und interessant. Nach einer Ausbildung bei Ch.-F. Daubigny (1817-1878) und G. Doré (1832-1883) machte sich Riou als Illustrator von Jules Vernes einen Namen. Besonders dessen Phantasielandschaften wußte Riou in atmosphärisch wirksame und lebendige Kompositionen umzusetzen.

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        Magnus Konongs Laga-Bæters Gula-Things-Laug.

      - Regis Magni legum reformatoris Leges Gula-Thingenses, sive Jus Commune Norvegicum. Ex Manuscriptis Legati Arna-Magnæani, cum interpretatione Latina et Danica, variis lectionibus, indice Verborum et IV Tabulis æneis. Kbhvn.: Trykt hos Th. E. Rangel 1817. Med kobberstukket titelvignet af I.F. Clemens efter tegning af I. Wiedewelt samt 4 faksimiler, heraf 1 foldet, af håndskriftet, stukket i kobber af G.N. Angelo. LX + XII + 550 + 138 [spaltesider] ("Index vocum ..") + [1] pp. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt blankt kartonnage med papirlabel på ryggen. Tilskrift på inderside af foromslaget. Magnus Lagaböter, konge i Norge 1263-80. Sit tilnavn ("Lovforbedreren") fik kong Magnus af sine store fortjenester af landets lovgivning og Gulating, der var det af de fire store middelalderlige norske lagting som omfattede det vestlandske retsområde. Tingstedet var i Gulen i Ydre Sogn, syd for udmundingen af Sognefjord. Landsloven blev vedtaget i de fire lagdømmer 1274-76. Med norrøn og dansk parallelltekst.Ovenstående er den første trykte udgave. Selvom loven gjaldt for hele Norge kaldtes den "Leges Gula-thingenses" i titlen, fordi grundlaget for den trykte udgave var Gulating-håndskriftet. Landsloven gjaldt hele middelalderen og endnu længere. Sverige fik først sin landslov i 1350 og Danmark havde ingen gennem hele middelalderen.This law-code of King Magnús lagbætir (1263-1280) was composed during the years 1271-74, and was accepted by the people of the Frostuthing 1274, Gulathing 1275, Borgarthing and Eidsivathing 1276. Although substantially the same for all the four districts. The law-code excludes the kristinréttr proper, but has a brief kristindómsbálkur concerning the power of the king and the royal succession. This code was essentially in force until the issuing of the Norwegian law-code of Christian V. i 1687. The edition is chiefly the work of G. J. Thorkelin. Text based on AM. 322 fol. (14th century vellum).Hermanson, Islandica, IV, 27. Bibl. Danica I,681. Fiske 336. Neither in Bibl. Norv. nor in the Jonas Skougaard library.

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        Kupferstich - Karte v. u. n. N.R. Hewitt von 2 Platten "Northern Part." und "Southern Part of Ireland".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, b. Thomson in Edinburgh, dat. 1817, 96,5 x 58,5 (H) Bonar Law 249. Rechts unten kleine Ansicht der Bank of Ireland, oben links vom Giants Causeway, je eine Titelkartusche im oberen und unteren Blatt; zusammengesetzt, alte Faltung geglättet.

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        Extracts From the Journal of Marshal Soult, Addressed to a Friend: How Obtained, and By Whom Translated is Not a Subject if Enquiry

      Newburyport: Published by William B. Allen & Co, 1817. First Edition. [1] - 143. 1 vols. 12mo. Original bright orange printed boards, uncut; some rubbing; else a very fine copy. First Edition. [1] - 143. 1 vols. 12mo. Knapp was a lawyer who practised in Boston and New York; whose chief literary output consisted mostly of historical and biographical works. As a biographer "he was laudatory and patriotic, but not trustworthy." (Kunitz & Haycraft). Wright I 1592; S & S 41208 (2 locs.: DLC; MWA); Not in Howes

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        Narrative of a Journey in Egypt and the country beyond the cataracts By Thomas Legh, Esq M P

      Philadelphia: Published by M. Thomas. James Maxwell, printer., 1817. First Edition. Hard Cover. viii, [5], 14-203, [1], 4 pages, [2] folded leaves of plates, illus., map; 22 cm. Frontispiece map of the Nile by Thos. Legh & Rev. Chas. Smelt. This is the rare first American edition, published a year after the quarto London first. It has the same map of the Nile from the Cataracts to Ibrim. "Legh travelled in Egypt during 1812-1813 with Rev. Charles Smelt, whose journal Legh used in this narrative. Exploring above Aswan, they reached as far as Nubia, where they were among the first modern explorers to examine the temples" --Henry M. Blackmer auction, 1989, lot 776. This volume has several other pieces bound with it: The Athenaeum of November 15, 1832 featuring an article on James Fenimore Cooper (with engraved portrait); the Athenaeum for December 1, 1832, which continues a "Conversation with Lord Byron"; The Cabinet, vol. V No. 2, New-York, May, 1831, which begins with an attack on slavery and the slave trade and ends with the 1740 New York Conspiracy; finally a long (pp. 397-512) May 1828 magazine opening with an essay (fragment) "on the Constitution of the United States" with a southern slant. The Legh is Shaw & Shoemaker 41237. Bound in contemporary full leather, somewhat scuffed, hinges showing; good+. Stock#OB665.

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        \"Bauern von Lenggries 1817\". Drei Bauern in Tracht am Wirtshaustisch, durch die bleiverglasten Fenster fällt das Licht, auf dem Tisch drei Maßkrüge und die Brotzeit.

       Kreidelithographie von Lorenz Quaglio, 1817, 26 x 21 cm. Maillinger I, 2984; Winkler 642, 35. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. - Das ausdruckvolle Blatt mit schönem breiten Rand. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern, Trachten

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        High Treason!! The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of Arthur.

      1817 - With a Duplicate Colored Frontispiece Annotated by George Cruikshank [Trial]. Thistlewood, Arthur [1770-1820], Defendant. Watson, James, Defendant. Preston, Thomas, Defendant. Hooper, John, Defendant. [Cruikshank, Isaac (1764-1811), Illustrator]. [Cruikshank, George (1792-1878), Annotation]. High Treason!! The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of Arthur Thistlewood, Gent. James Watson, The Elder, Surgeon, Thomas Preston, Cordwainer, And John Hooper, Labourer: Upon an Indictment Found Against Them for High Treason. Fairburn's Edition. London: [Printed by W. Marchant ; published by John Fairburn, 1817]. 23 parts, comprising 360 numbered columns. Folding frontispiece, two plates. Complete. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Original plain paper-covered publisher boards with contrasting spine, untrimmed edges. Some soiling and staining, moderate edgewear, spine abraded and worn, front board detached, early owner signature (L. Palmer) and later owner bookplate of William Hartmann Woodin to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, minor oil stains and dampstains to a few leaves. Brief annotations in pencil to front pastedown and verso folding plates, both entry references to Douglas's Works of George Cruikshank, interior otherwise clean. Duplicate of folding frontispiece, hand-colored, and with an annotation by George Cruikshank laid in. It is lightly soiled, lightly edgeworn and beginning to tear along fold lines, later reference annotation to Douglas bibliography to top margin. Items housed in a quarter-morocco over cloth slipcase with raised bands and gilt title to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities. A unique copy of a rare title. * Only edition. Thistlewood, Watson, Preston and Hooper were leaders of the Spencians, a group of English radicals who opposed private land ownership. They were indicted for treason when a mass audience at a Spencian rally at Spa Fields, Islington, England on 15 November and 2 December 1816 degenerated into a riotous mob. Watson was acquitted and the other three were released without trial. Fairburn's serialized account features a courtroom scene and portraits of the defendants by Isaac Cruikshank, who is not credited. The colored duplicate frontispiece has an annotation by his son George Cruikshank reading: "Not any of it by me-GCK." This remark illustrates how the work of the two men were often [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the People of India;: and of their Institutions, Religious and Civil. Translated from the French Manuscript.

      London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817 - Jean-Antoine Dubois, 1765-1848, French catholic missionary, sailed in 1792 to India where he spent twenty-seven years, serving first in Pondichery, then at Mysore and Mangalore. He abjured western society, dressed as a Sanyasi, and became a vegetarian. In 1827 he returned to Paris where he was appointed head on the Missions Étrangères. This book, one of the first classic analyses of Hindu society, soon became a standard work and a kind of manual for the Indian Civil Service. It is now known that a substantial portion of the work was plagiarized from the writings of a French Jesuit, Father Gaston-Laurent Coeurdoux, who worked in south India from 1732 to 1779 and was himself a noted Indologist. Bound without half-title in late 20th century half calf, marbled boards. A little light spotting to extremities. A very good copy. First edition 4to, pp.xxvii, [1, blank], 565.

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        Essay On The Mysteries Of Eleusis (Half Title: Essay On The Eleusinian Mysteries), Witrh Observations By J. Christie

      London: Rodwell And Martin, 1817. First Engliah Language Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folding Plate. 1st Printing Xv, Folding Plate, 188 Pp., 8 5/8" Tall. First Printing. Quarter Calf, Spine Gilt, Red Morocco Label, Over Marbled Boards, With Matching Marbled Endpapers And Marbled Page Edges; Recently Re-Backed Preserving Original Spine, Boards And Endpapers.. Additional Engraved Title Page, Folding Engraving, And Engraved Headpiece. Presents Exceptionally Well, Very Near Fine, Edges Of Page Block Still Shiny, Pages Crisp. Small Armorial Bookplate Of John Harrison.

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        Napoleon Bonaparte auf St. Helena oder Briefe, geschrieben am Bord des brittischen Lienienschiffs Northumberland und aus St. Helena, worin das Benehmen Napoleon Buonaparte´s und seines Gefolges während der Reise, und in der Zeit der Anwesenheit des ihn begleitenden Verfassers auf dieser Insel, treu geschildert und erzählt wird von William Warden, Wundarzt am Bord des Northumberlands aus dem Nachlaß Gerhard Löwenthalsehr selten !!!!!

      Brönner, Frankfurt / Main, 1817. halbleder 2. Aufl. Goldgepr. HLdr. d. Zt. m. rotem Rückenschild. 215 S. Minimal berieben, sonst tadellos aus dem Nachlaß Gerhard LöwenthalNapoleon Bonaparte, als Kaiser Napoleon I. (französisch Napoléon Bonaparte oder Napoléon Ier; * 15. August 1769 in Ajaccio auf Korsika als Napoleone Buonaparte[1]; † 5. Mai 1821 in Longwood House auf St. Helena im Südatlantik), war ein französischer General, Staatsmann und Kaiser.Aus korsischer Familie stammend, stieg Bonaparte während der Französischen Revolution in der Armee auf. Er erwies sich als ein militärisches Talent ersten Ranges. Vor allem die Feldzüge in Italien und in Ägypten machten ihn populär und zu einem politischen Hoffnungsträger. Dies ermöglichte ihm, durch den Staatsstreich des 18. Brumaire VIII (9. November 1799) die Macht in Frankreich zu übernehmen. Zunächst von 1799 bis 1804 als Erster Konsul der Französischen Republik und anschließend bis 1814 als Kaiser der Franzosen stand er einem halbdiktatorischen Regime mit plebiszitären Elementen vor.Durch verschiedene Reformen – etwa die der Justiz durch den Code Civil oder die der Verwaltung – hat Napoleon die staatlichen Strukturen Frankreichs bis in die Gegenwart hinein geprägt. Außenpolitisch errang er, gestützt auf die Armee, zeitweise die Herrschaft über weite Teile Kontinentaleuropas. Er war daher ab 1805 auch König von Italien und von 1806 bis 1813 Protektor des Rheinbundes. Durch die von ihm initiierte Auflösung des Heiligen Römischen Reiches wurde die staatliche Gestaltung Mitteleuropas zu einem zentralen Problem des 19. Jahrhunderts. Hatte er anfangs selbst noch den Nationalstaatsgedanken außerhalb Frankreichs verbreitet, erschwerte dessen teils konservative Umdeutung in Spanien, in Deutschland und schließlich auch in Russland die Aufrechterhaltung der napoleonischen Ordnung in Europa.Der katastrophale Ausgang des Feldzugs gegen Russland, dort als Vaterländischer Krieg bezeichnet, führte letztlich zum Sturz Napoleons. Nach einer kurzen Phase der Verbannung auf Elba kehrte er für hundert Tage... Napoleon Bonaparte biographie memoiren biographien brief schiff arzt ärzte erlebnisbericht geschichte history biography russland preusen england frankreich grand armee französische revolution josephine kaiser kaiserreich metternich

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        Sibylline Leaves: A Collection of Poems

      London: Rest Fenner, 1817. First edition. [iv], x, [2, errata], 303, [1, Bristol imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Uncut in the original grey paper boards. Extremities and joints worn, lacking label, about very good. First edition. [iv], x, [2, errata], 303, [1, Bristol imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In Boards. This work, printed in Bristol by John Evans in 1814, was originally intended as the second volume of a collected work. It was abandoned, and the unused sheets were first published by Rest Fenner in 1817 with newly printed preliminaries (hence the Vol. II on the first leaf of each gathering). Wise Coleridge 45; Tinker 697

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        Magnus Konongs Laga-Bæters Gula-Things-Laug.

      1817 1817 - - Regis Magni legum reformatoris Leges Gula-Thingenses, sive Jus Commune Norvegicum. Ex Manuscriptis Legati Arna-Magnæani, cum interpretatione Latina et Danica, variis lectionibus, indice Verborum et IV Tabulis æneis. Kbhvn.: Trykt hos Th. E. Rangel 1817. Med kobberstukket titelvignet af I.F. Clemens efter tegning af I. Wiedewelt samt 4 faksimiler, heraf 1 foldet, af håndskriftet, stukket i kobber af G.N. Angelo. LX + XII + 550 + 138 [spaltesider] ("Index vocum .") + [1] pp. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt blankt kartonnage med papirlabel på ryggen. Tilskrift på inderside af foromslaget. * Magnus Lagaböter, konge i Norge 1263-80. Sit tilnavn ("Lovforbedreren") fik kong Magnus af sine store fortjenester af landets lovgivning og Gulating, der var det af de fire store middelalderlige norske lagting som omfattede det vestlandske retsområde. Tingstedet var i Gulen i Ydre Sogn, syd for udmundingen af Sognefjord. Landsloven blev vedtaget i de fire lagdømmer 1274-76. Med norrøn og dansk parallelltekst.Ovenstående er den første trykte udgave. Selvom loven gjaldt for hele Norge kaldtes den "Leges Gula-thingenses" i titlen, fordi grundlaget for den trykte udgave var Gulating-håndskriftet. Landsloven gjaldt hele middelalderen og endnu længere. Sverige fik først sin landslov i 1350 og Danmark havde ingen gennem hele middelalderen.This law-code of King Magnús lagbætir (1263-1280) was composed during the years 1271-74, and was accepted by the people of the Frostuthing 1274, Gulathing 1275, Borgarthing and Eidsivathing 1276. Although substantially the same for all the four districts. The law-code excludes the kristinréttr proper, but has a brief kristindómsbálkur concerning the power of the king and the royal succession. This code was essentially in force until the issuing of the Norwegian law-code of Christian V. i 1687. The edition is chiefly the work of G. J. Thorkelin. Text based on AM. 322 fol. (14th century vellum).Hermanson, Islandica, IV, 27. Bibl. Danica I,681. Fiske 336. Neither in Bibl. Norv. nor in the Jonas Skougaard library.

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        NUOVA CARTA DEL LAGO DI COMO

      1817. Carta del lago di Como applicata su tela a stacchi. Conservata nel suo astuccio originale.Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1215

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        Lettera di Francesco Cancellieri al Ch. Sig. Dottore Koreff . sopra il tarantismo, l'aria di Roma, e della sua campagna, ed i Palazzi Pontifici entro, e fuori di Roma : con le notizie di Castel Gandolfo, e de' paesi circonvicini

      Presso Francesco Bourlie, Roma 1817 - Engraved title page with vignette by Cipriani. 380, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Observations on the psychomotor disorder known as "tarantismo" (an uncontrollable urge to dance), the climate of Rome, the dwellings of the Popes, etc. Bound in full contemporary dark green morocco, covers with gilt-rolled borders and gilt fleuron cornerpieces, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Joints and spine tips rubbed, else a nice, attractive copy Engraved title page with vignette by Cipriani. 380, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo

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        Propheties perpetuelles très-anciennes et très-certaines de Thomas-Joseph Moult, natif de Naples, grand astronome et philosophe. Ces Prophéties si curieuses, si rares, si recherchées et si utiles au Public, principament aux Laboureurs, Vignerons, Jardiniers, et à ceux qui commercent en grains et vins, ont commence en 1560, et dureront à jamais. Elles furent traduites de l’Italien en François, avec grande exactitude, environ 300 ans après, et vérifiées par le fameux Nostradamus, Prophète Philosophe

      chez P. Dumortier, 1817. 12mo (cm. 16,5), 65 pp. con quattro xilografie (di cui due a piena pagina). Raffinata legatura d’amatore in piena pelle con nervi. Fregi e titolo in oro al ds. Doppie cornici impresse a secco e fleurons dorati ai piatti. Conservate le brossure editoriali. Ottimo esemplare. Provenienza: collezione Eric Gruaz (piccolo drago impresso in oro al centro dei piatti). Raro. Altre edizioni in Caillet e Dorbon.

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        The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.

      London: printed for J. Jenkins, by L. Harrison, [after 1817] - Folio (346 × 276 mm). Late nineteenth-century navy blue half morocco, decorative gilt spine, blue cloth sides, all edges gilt. A handsome copy. Engraved title page with hand-coloured vignette. 55 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Sutherland, Jeakes and Bailey after Whitcombe, 2 uncoloured etchings, plans of the Bombardment of Algiers and Battle of Trafalgar. First edition, with later issue plates, of this magnificent publication, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain's maritime hegemony, and the apogee of the coloured aquatint. As Roger Quarm, curator of pictures at the National Maritime Museum remarked: "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years [it] has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints. It is the quality of accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable" (quoted in the introduction to the 1998 facsimile edition). It was disappointingly slow to sell on its first issue in 1817, and Jenkins chose to issue copies as demand necessitated. The text in this copy is preponderantly watermarked "J. Whatman 1811" , the plates "J. Whatman 1825". The very earliest issues can be identified by the title-page vignette remaining uncoloured; otherwise, the key consideration for collectors is the quality of the colouring, which is extremely good in the present copy. Abbey, Life 337; NMM, V, 2159; Tooley 282. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Course of Legal Study; Respectfully Addressed to the Students.

      1817 - First Edition of Hoffman's Course of Legal Study Hoffman, David [1784-1854]. A Course of Legal Study; Respectfully Addressed to the Students of Law in the United States. Baltimore: Published by Coale and Maxwell, 1817. [ii], xxx, [31]-383 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5"). Recent period-style calf, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets to spine, existing lettering piece retained, endpapers renewed, table of contents re-hinged. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, light edgewear to a few leaves. Early owner signature to head of title page, check marks and underlining in a few places in an early hand. * First edition. Hoffman was a prominent pioneer in the establishment of university-based legal education. He helped to found the University of Maryland Law School in 1816 and was its first professor. His Course of Legal Study played a critical role in the development of law school curricula and provided guidance to hundreds of antebellum law students and attorneys. Story endorsed this book, saying it embodied a set of qualities "calculated to elevate the moral as well as intellectual character of the profession" More than a handbook, it provided a systematic course that encompassed jurisprudence, philosophy, economics, literature and personal behavior. A second edition was published in 1836. Story cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 391. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8627. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Denshin Kaishu] HOKUSAI MANGA San-pen

      1817. Fine. (HOKUSAI MANGA) Katsushika I-itsu [Denshin Kaishu] HOKUSAI MANGA San- pen. Edo: Kadomaruya, Bunka 14 [1817]. 22.6 x 16.0 cm. String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Original covers with replaced, brushed title label. Though Nagoya-based Eirakuya Toshiro editions of the MANGA are quite common, the Edo issues by Kadomaruya are quite unusual. In addition, this is, of course, an early issue of volume three, a book usually seen in late Edo-era, early Meiji versions. With an 8 page Kadomaruya advertisement bound in at the back. There are some badly rubbed spots, but the printing is quite good, at first glance it seems worn but examination under a lens reveals fine detail soon lost in later printings. There is internal and external soiling and rubbing, but, such early issues have utterly disappeared from the marketplace and are highly prized.

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        ARMATA: A FRAGMENT Second edition [Bound with] THE SECOND PART OF ARMATA

      London: John Murray,. 1817. rebound in mid-nineteenth century three-quarter brown calf and blue marbled boards, spine panel titled and ruled in gold and tooled in blind, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled.. Small section (30x45 mm) clipped from upper right corner of title. leaf of first part (no loss of text), calf a bit rubbed at head and. tail of spine panel, corner tips and along outer joints, a tight,. internally clean, very good copy. An attractive copy of an uncommon. book. (#149641). Second edition of the first part; first edition of the second part. Imaginary voyage to a utopian world. A ship crippled by a storm in the south polar sea is propelled through a 7000-mile channel connecting earth to her twin, the planet Gemini. "The narrator is cast up on an island, Armata, that is a counterpart of England. Morven, his host, tells the story of Armata -- that is, of England -- and its problems of overproduction, wars, pauperism, crime, and the like. Customs are similar, but different in accent at points Erskine wishes to satirize." - Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, p. 23. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-14. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 686 and 687. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 59. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 14 and A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 129. Locke, Voyages in Space 5 and 6. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 322 and 323. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 36. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 04933 and 04935. Wolff 2096.

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        TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects...Two Vols--Vol. I. Understanding--Passions; Vol. II. Passions--Morals

      London: Thomas and Joseph Allman, 1817. 2 volumes. The first edition in two volumes and only the second printing of this great work, containing all three books of the complete text which were originally issued in three volumes from 1739-1740. 8vo, contemporary grained calf, spines in compartments bordered in gilt, red and green contrasting morocco lettering labels gilt, the covers bordered with roll tooling in blind, all edges marbled, marbled endleaves. 426; 368 pp. A very handsome set, internally fine, clean and crisp, the binding in very good order and well preserved, the backs sometime renewed to style. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT, THE FIRST EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES AND ONLY THE SECOND PRINTING OF THIS CORNERSTONE WORK AND PERHAPS, THE MOST AFFORDABLE OF THE COLLECTIBLE EDITIONS. Hume called A Treatise of Human Nature: "a work which the Author had projected before he left College, and which he wrote and published not long after. But not finding it successful, he was sensible of his error in going to the press too early, and he cast the whole anew... where some negligences in his former reasoning and more in the expression, [were], he hopes, corrected." [Author's Introduction] 'Hume's introduction presents the idea of placing all science and philosophy on a novel foundation: namely, an empirical investigation into human psychology. He begins by acknowledging "that common prejudice against metaphysical reasonings [i.e., any complicated and difficult argumentation]", a prejudice formed in reaction to "the present imperfect condition of the sciences" (including the endless scholarly disputes and the inordinate influence of "eloquence" over reason). But since the truth "must lie very deep and abstruse" where "the greatest geniuses" have not found it, careful reasoning is still needed. All sciences, Hume continues, ultimately depend on "the science of man": knowledge of "the extent and force of human understanding,... the nature of the ideas we employ, and... the operations we perform in our reasonings" is needed to make real intellectual progress. So Hume hopes "to explain the principles of human nature", thereby "propos[ing] a compleat system of the sciences, built on a foundation almost entirely new, and the only one upon which they can stand with any security." But an a priori psychology would be hopeless: the science of man must be pursued by the experimental methods of the natural sciences. This means we must rest content with well-confirmed empirical generalizations, forever ignorant of "the ultimate original qualities of human nature". And in the absence of controlled experiments, we are left to "glean up our experiments in this science from a cautious observation of human life, and take them as they appear in the common course of the world, by men's behaviour in company, in affairs, and in their pleasures." In Book I: Of the Understanding, Hume begins by arguing that each simple idea is derived from a simple impression, so that all our ideas are ultimately derived from experience: thus Hume accepts concept empiricism and rejects the purely intellectual and innate ideas found in rationalist philosophy. Hume's doctrine draws on two important distinctions: between impressions (the forceful perceptions found in experience, "all our sensations, passions and emotions") and ideas (the faint perceptions found in "thinking and reasoning"), and between complex perceptions (which can be distinguished into simpler parts) and simple perceptions (which cannot). In Book II: Of the Passions, Hume begins by recalling Book I's distinction between impressions of sensation ("original impressions", arising from physical causes outside the mind) and impressions of reflection ("secondary impressions", arising from other perceptions within the mind), examining only the latter. He divides these "reflective impressions"--"the passions, and other emotions resembling them"--into "the calm and the violent" (nearly imperceptible emotions of "beauty and deformity", and turbulent passions we experience more strongly) and into "direct and indirect" (depending on how complicated the causal story behind them is). Pride and humility are indirect passions, and Hume's account of the two is his leading presentation of the psychological mechanisms responsible for the indirect passions. In Book III: Hume begins by examining the nature of moral evaluation, offering a critique of moral rationalism and a defense of moral sentimentalism: in the terms of his overall system, Hume is arguing that the evaluations in our mind are impressions, not ideas. His main target is the rationalism of such philosophers as Clarke and Balguy, which posits "eternal fitnesses and unfitnesses of things, which are the same to every rational being that considers them", in effect classifying morality alongside mathematics under "relations of ideas". Hume's principal arguments against this rationalism rest on Book 2's thesis that there is no opposition between reason and the passions: reason alone cannot motivate us, and "passions, volitions, and actions" cannot be in agreement or disagreement with reason. This thesis "proves directly", he writes, that an action's moral status cannot consist in the action's agreement or disagreement with reason, and it "proves indirectly" that moral evaluation, which has a practical influence on us and can "excite passion[s] and produce or prevent actions", cannot be "the offspring of reason". Nor can the morality of an action be founded on the true or false judgments causally linked to it: no immoral action is wrong due to its arising from a mistake of fact, or (contra Wollaston) due to its causing false judgments in others. The conclusion of Book 3, and therefore the Treatise as a whole, briefly recapitulates the reasoning for Hume's thesis that "sympathy is the chief source of moral distinctions". Indeed, most would agree that justice and "the useful qualities of the mind" are valued for their usefulness, and what besides sympathy can explain why we care about the public good or "the happiness of strangers"? This "system of ethics" is not only supported by "solid argument", Hume adds, but it can help moralists show the "dignity" and the "happiness" of virtue. First, it puts morality in a good light to see it derived from "so noble a source" as sympathy: we end up approving of virtue, the sense of virtue, and even the psychological principles underlying the sense of virtue. And while the artificiality of justice may seem unattractive at first, this disappears when we remember that since "[t]he interest, on which justice is founded, is the greatest imaginable, and extends to all times and place", therefore the rules of justice are "stedfast and immutable; at least, as immutable as human nature". Secondly, a life of virtue pays off quite well, bringing immediate advantages, an enhanced social reputation, and the "inward satisfaction" of a mind able to "bear its own survey". So, while Hume presents himself as a theoretical "anatomist" who dissects human psychology into ugly bits, his work is well-suited for the practical "painter" who styles morality into a beautiful and inviting ideal.' Wikimedia Foundation

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