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        Manuscrit venu de St. Hélène d'une manière inconnue.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        A Concise Historical & Topographical Sketch of Hastings, Winchelsea, & Rye, including Several other Places in the Vicinity of Those Ancient Towns

      London: Published for the Proprietors, 1817. First edition. 19 plates on tissue, title vignette and illustrations in text by Stockdale. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary green straight-grained morocco, elaborately gilt tooled borders on covers, gilt spine. Spine faded, rubbed, some light spotting of a few pages and some offsetting, but a very attractive piece. First edition. 19 plates on tissue, title vignette and illustrations in text by Stockdale. 1 vols. 8vo. Scarce. With a 4 page list of subscribers.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Kupferstich- Karte, bestehend aus 2 zusammensetzbaren Blättern n. I.C.M Reinicke, "Charte von Ostindien dieseits und jenseits des Ganges .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1817, zusammensetzbar auf die Grösse 49 x 87 Mittig, am linken Rand, die Titelkartusche. Kartenmittelpunkt ist Indochina. Im Westen Indien, im Nordosten Indochina, im Osten die Philippinen, im Südosten Indonesien.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Preciso dos sucessos, que tiverão lugar em Pernambuco, desde a faustissima e gloriozissima Revolução operada felismente na Praça do Recife, aos seis do corrente Mez de Março .

      [Pernambuco, Officina Typographica da Segunda Restauração de Pernambuco], dated 10 March 1817. - Broadside, folio (23 x 31 cm.), unbound. Paper fold causes very slight printing defect. Minor stains, slight soiling. In very good condition. On papel selado with tax stamp of 10 reis upside-down at foot of verso. (1 l.) *** EARLIEST PERNAMBUCO PRINTING. During the 1817 revolt in Pernambuco, this broadside was printed to inform the public of events from March 5th to March 10th. It attributes the revolt to the proscriptions of March 5th and relates the overthrow of the royal government and the establishment of a provisional government. Authorship has been attributed to either José Luis de Mendonça or Antonio Carlos Ribeiro de Andrada. Holmes notes, "This paper, today, is a true and most valuable relic of the first organized attempt to proclaim the independence of Brazil. It was drafted by an able lawyer, who paid for it with his life."Ricardo Fernandes Castanho, a Recife businessman, was granted a license to print in Pernambuco in 1816, soon after Silva Serva began printing in Bahia. He imported a press from England but failed to purchase adequate type, and the press had not yet been used when the 1817 revolt broke out. Then a Frenchman living in Recife, L.F. Tollenare, pointed out the benefits of using the press to instruct the public on the purposes of the revolt, and types were manufactured by an Englishman, James Pinches. The press apparently had no paper, for its first broadside was printed on papel selado (with the stamp at the foot rather than the head). A number of other broadsides were issued by the "Officina Typographica da Segunda Restauração de Pernambuco," but as soon as the revolt was suppressed, the license to print was revoked and the press put into storage.The 1817 revolt, a precursor of Brazilian independence, broke out in Pernambuco and spread to Alagoas, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte. The law of the republic included religious toleration and equal rights, but defended slavery. The rebels were forced to surrender in May 1817, after the Portuguese government gathered loyal troops from Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.*** Borba de Moraes, Livros e bibliotecas no Brasil colonial pp. 162-4. Museum de Arte de São Paulo, Historia da tipografia no Brasil pp. 12, 163. Not in JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Holmes, Rarest Books in the Oliveira Lima Collection nº 175: describing their copy as "the only copy known." Not located in Porbase. Not located in Melvyl. Not located in Copac. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Législation militaire ou recueil méthodique et raisonné des lois, décrets, arrêtés, règlemens et instructions actuellement en vigueur sur toutes les branches de l'état militaire.

      Alexandrie, Louis Capriolo, An 1812 (pour les 4 premiers vol.) ; Perpignan, Tastu Père et Fils, An 1817 (pour le 2 derniers vol.), demi-basane de l'époque. -Petite restauration avec du papier de l'époque sur les 20 premiers ff. du 2e volume, avec petite perte de texte sur 18 d'entre eux (sans gravité) ; mouillures très lég. sur la moitié des ff. des 2 premiers vol. et des 30 premiers ff. du 3e vol. -Bel exemplaire. - 6 volumes in-8 ; Détail de la collation :Volume 1 : Tome Ier, pp. [III] à XL-433 pp. + 1 tableau dépl. h.t. Le faux-titre manque.Volume 2 : Tome II, 1ère partie et 2e à pagination continue, (20)-884 pp. + 2 ff. n.ch. (faux-titre et titre de la 2e partie).Volume 3 : Tome III, (12)-452 pp.Volume 4 : Tome IV, (12)-598-104 pp. (Tarifs de la solde, des supplémens de solde et indemnités).Volume 5 : Supplément tome Ier, LXIV-464 pp.Volume 6 : Supplément tome II, XVI-460-100 pp. (Observations générales sur les tarifs de la garde royale). Pp. 369 à 420 : Table générale de toutes les lois, des décrets, arrêtés, décisions et circulaires dont le texte est contenu, ou qui sont simplement analisés [sic] ou cités, dans le recueil de la législation militaire et dans le premier supplément ; pp. 421 à 460 : Table générale alphabétique et raisonnée des matières contenues dans les deux volumes supplémentaires.Edition originale. Rarissime complet.Pohler, Bbliotheca historico-militaries III-pp. 487-88 ; Monglond, La France révolutionnaire et impériale IV-col. 697 ; Camus et Dupin 2549 ; Guide bibliographique sommaire d'histoire militaire A 84 ; Rochas, Biographie du Dauphiné I-p. 119.Le tome II est en deux volumes, c'est pourquoi l'ouvrage est décrit en 6 ou 7 volumes. Dans cet exemplaire, les deux parties sont reliées ensemble.Source fondamentale pour la connaissance détaillée de la législation militaire sous l'Empire et sur les premières années de la Restauration.Hugues Berriat, beau-frère de Jacques-Joseph Champollion, est né à Grenoble le 8 avril 1778, "sous-intendant militaire, maire de Grenoble. [.] Après avoir étudié le droit à l'école centrale de l'Isère, il entra en 1804 dans l'administration militaire, où il servit longtemps avec la plus grande distinction. Il fut successivment : capitaine quartier-maître dans le 4e régiment d'infanterie ; en 1813, sous-inspecteur aux revues dans l'armée d'Italie et, en 1814, dans la garde impériale ; en 1815, chef de bureau au personnel de l'intendance au ministère de la Guerre ; en 1816, sous-intendant militaire de 2e et de 1ère classe. En 1834, après son admission à la retraite, M. Berriat devint maire de Grenoble." (Rochas).L'ouvrage renferme de nombreux et précieux détails sur les uniformes.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE SERIGNAN]
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        Neuester Strom der Zeiten oder bildliche Darstellung der Weltgeschichte von den ältesten Zeiten bis zum Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts.

      Wien, Geistinger 1817. - Eine große Verbreitung erfuhr sein Strom der Zeiten, eine historische Uebersichtskarte, die sogar den Beifall des Auslandes fand [1804]. Die zweite Auflage, bis zum Pariser Frieden reichend, erschien 1813. (ADB 36,498ff.). Unser Exemplar enstammt der ersten Wiener Auflage, der Darstellungszeitraum reicht hier bereits bis Juni 1815 (Schlacht bei Waterloo). Kupferstich von 4 Platten, zeitgen. Koloriert. 149,5 x 74 cm (Papierformat), 145,5 x 71 cm (Plattenformat). Mehrfach gefaltet, am oberen rand der rücks. Montierte Leinenlaschen, einige Randrisse ausserhalb der Darstellung, im oberen Bereich der Darstellung ein grauer Farbfleck, ansonsten fleckenfrei und recht frisch. Einige wenige Randrisse mit Papier alt unterlegt. In marm. Pappschuber d. Zt. mit gest. Deckelschild. Kanten berieben. Im originalen Zustand (unmontiert) höchst selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Eiche.

      - Federlithographie,um 1817, auf braunem Velin. Darstellungsgröße 22,5:31,7 cm, Blattgröße 31:38,6 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung R.A. Winkler. Literatur: Winkler 207, 2 (dieses Exemplar).- Inkunabel der Lithographie! – Sehr selten! Das vorliegende Blatt stammt aus der lithographischen Schule des Majors Ludwig von Reiche (1774-1840), die er 1815 in Berlin gegründet hatte.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Anleitung zur zweckmäßigsten Einrichtung der Apparate zur Beleuchtung mit Steinkohlen-Gas.

      Vienna, Carl Gerold, 1817. - Large 8vo. XIV, 138 pp. With 2 folding lithogr. plates. Contemp. marbled boards with giltstamped label to spine. First edition of the first German monograph on gas lighting; preceded only by Lampadius's translation of Accum's "Practical Treatise on Gaslight". J. J. Prechtl (1778-1854) initiated the foundation of the Vienna Polytechnical Institute in 1815, the first educational institute of its kind in the German-speaking countries, and served as its first director. The institute became a decisive force in the industrialization of Austria. In the autumn of 1815, Prechtl and the engineering professor Johann Arzberger developed a lighting apparatus based on coal gas, thus becoming a pioneer of continental gas lighting. He introduced the system at his Polytechnical Institute in 1817. - The plates are lithographed by the trained engraver Ignaz Kühn, later to become director of the Vienna Lithographic Institute (cf. Schwarz, 43); in 1817, when Senefelder left Vienna, he became Friedrich Kunike's principal assistant (cf. Thieme/B. XXII, 58). He took his life in 1822. - One corner slightly bumped; otherwise a good, clean copy. Poggendorff II, 519. Feldhaus 357. Ferchl 423. Engelmann (Bibl. mech.-tech.) 291. Not in Winkler. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Sibylline Leaves

      First Edition. 8vo. pp. x, [ii], 303, [i]. Errata on p. [xi-xii]. S. Curtis, Printer, Camberwell on verso of title-leaf. Printed by John Evans and Co., St John-Street, Bristol on foot of final page. Nineteenth-century full yellow morocco, raised bands, marbled boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, gilt ruled inside dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Pages uncut. Bound by J.B.Hawes, Cambridge. Sibylline Leaves is a collection of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poems (later published as Sybylline Leaves). As he writes in the Preface, it contains almost all his 'poetical compositions, from 1793 to the present date'. It also contains eight previously unpublished poems. Among the poems that had appeared previously was The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, published here under Coleridge's name for the first time. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the only poem on which Coleridge continued to work until shortly before his death. For the 1800 edition of the Lyrical Ballads, a selection of works by Coleridge and William Wordsworth, he removed several stanzas and some of the more obvious archaic expressions - turning 'ancyent marinere', for example, into 'ancient mariner'. For Sibylline Leaves, he further modernised some of the language and added the marginal prose gloss that has ever since been an integral part of the poem.

      [Bookseller: Simon Finch Rare Books]
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        A NARRATIVE OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, IN THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERES: COMPRISING THREE VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD; TOGETHER WITH A VOYAGE OF SURVEY AND DISCOVERY IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ORIENTAL ISLANDS.

      Boston: Printed by E.G. House, for the Author, 1817. - 598,[1]pp. plus two engraved plates (including frontispiece portrait) and engraved folding map. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Moderately foxed throughout. Contemporary ownership signature of Edmund Fanning on rear fly leaf. A near fine copy, with an excellent provenance, in original condition. One of the major printed accounts of world voyages for its time, and the source book for Melville's BENITO CERINO. Delano recounts his travels between 1790 and 1810, encompassing visits to the Palau, Hawaiian, and Galapagos islands; Manila, Canton, and Macao; New Guinea, Australia, and the East Indies; and Chile and Peru. Includes detailed accounts of whaling and seal hunting, observations of the inhabitants indigenous to Delano's stopping points, etc. This copy bears the ownership inscription of Edmund Fanning, a native of Connecticut who set sail in 1792 for the South Seas in search of seal skins. During the following twenty-five years he made voyages around the world and to the Pacific, visiting Australia, south Georgia, Fiji, Tonga, and the Marquesas. He discovered a number of islands, one of which still bears his name, and wrote several well-known books on his Pacific voyages. An excellent association. HOWES D233. SABIN 19349. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 40635. HILL 463. RICH, pp.92-93. FORBES 463. NAYLOR 64.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Works of the Right Honourable Lord Byron (8 Volumes Bound in 4) [Poems]

      John Murray, London 1817 - 1817-1820. Eight volumes bound in four. Presumed first edition thus. xv, 218pp (Childe Harold) and x, 202pp (The Giaour- Bride of Abydos);222pp (The Corsair-Lara) and viii, 203pp (Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte-Poems-Hebrew Melodies); vii, 184pp (The Siege of Corinth-Parisina-Poems) and [iii], 187pp (Prisoner of Chillon-Manfred-Lament of Tasso, &c.) plus a 4 page catalogue; [iii], 273pp, [i] (Childe Harold's pilgrimage, cantos III and IV) and [iii], 165pp (Beppo-Mazeppa, &c.) plus a 10 page catalogue. For sale are 4 beautifully bound volumes of the major poetical works of Lord Bryon (1788-1824) that were published up to 1820. The final volume also contains his Ode on Venice, A Fragment, and some other smaller pieces. Originally published in a total of eight volumes between 1817 and 1820, they have been uniformly bound into four volumes (two in each volume). The books are attractively bound in contemporary black half leather over marbled boards with gold titling and decoration with 4 raised bands on the spines. They are in very good condition with shelf wear and some light soiling on the marbled boards. There is some wear to the marbled paper on the bottom edges of the boards and a little wear to the decoration on the spines. The contents are tight and clean with some light soiling from finger smudges etc. on the endpapers. The front fixed endpapers have a bookplate (probalby from the 1930s) and a reference number (presumably for a private library) has been written on the top edge of the front free endpapers. The second front free endpapers have a family crest with initials stamped in black. The reverse of the half-title page for volume 1 has a quote from J.G. Zimmerman written on it in pencil. A very few pages in the books haver small notes wirtten in pencil and there is a small amount of scattered light foxing, generally near the start and end of each volume. There is a small stain on part of the top edge of some of the last 50 or so pages of volume 7 and first 50 or so pages pages of volume 8. Overall, these are a very attractive and clean set, particularly bearing in mind the age of 200 years. Due to the value of the books we will only send recorded delivery for non-UK customers so we may ask for a little extra for shipping. Size: 6.5" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Crisis.

      W.T. Sherwin,, London: 1817 - Pamphlet, 8vo, bound in modern semi stiff boards with cloth spine, 196 pp. Slight edgewear, toning and light foxing to the interior, normal aging; otherwise very good. This is a relatively scarce collection of Paine's pamphlets originally published between 1776-1783.The first essay actually appeared in the Pennsylvania Journal, and he used the pseudonym "Common Sense." There appear to be 14 numbered pamphlets, and a couple of unnumbered essays. While this collection appears complete, the numbers may not correspond to the original series. The classic Paine line "These are the times that try men's souls" is shown at the beginning of essay number two. Paine supported the American cause, and felt Britain did not have the right to invade the colonies. He believed in independence from Britain, and Washington even used Paine's words to boost morale among his troops. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Précis des événements militaires ou Essais historiques sur les campagnes de 1799 à 1814. Avec cartes et plans. Vol. I, VI-XIX (15 vol. av 19)

      Bok. Paris, Treuttel et Würtz / Hambourg, Perthés et Besser, 1817-1826. 15 uniforma, ngt nötta, gulddekorerade halvfranska band. 13x20 cm. Vol. I med maskhål s. 1-92, 485-523.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Asken]
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        A Treatise on Internal Navigation ? To Which Is Annexed The Report of Albert Gallatin on Roads and Canals

      Printed by U.F. Doubleday, Ballston Spa 1817 - xi, 152, 115 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Early Doubleday Imprint, Bound by the French Bindery. Shaw & Shoemaker 42989 Full evergreen morocco, boards edges tooled in gilt rule, turn-ins elaborately gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed, by The French Bindery. "By Samuel Young" in ink across title page. Head of title excised, repaired, with loss of one line of copyright statement. Bookplate of Nelson Doubleday

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Treatise on Internal Navigation ... To Which Is Annexed The Report of Albert Gallatin on Roads and Canals

      Ballston Spa: Printed by U.F. Doubleday, 1817. xi, 152, 115 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full evergreen morocco, boards edges tooled in gilt rule, turn-ins elaborately gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed, by The French Bindery. "By Samuel Young" in ink across title page. Head of title excised, repaired, with loss of one line of copyright statement. Bookplate of Nelson Doubleday. xi, 152, 115 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Early Doubleday Imprint, Bound by the French Bindery. Shaw & Shoemaker 42989

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        The Holy Bible, Guerin Family Bible.Containing the Old and New Testament (including The Apocrypha); Trans out of the Original Tongues; and with the Former Translations Diligently compared and Revised By HM's Special Command. Appointed read in Churches.

      George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London 1817 - Stereotype Edition. Eyre and Strahan names given as "Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty". Sold by "Longman, Rees, Orme and Brown, Paternoster-Row". In 2 distinct sections, "Old Testament and,Apocrypha" and "New Testament", with Full Title Page to each section.Boards very worn, very rubbed at edges, extending onto front board for half inch for 3inch length at bottom, with signs of wear and age use. Quite fragile at joins to spine. Thread binding showing at pp 32-33 of Apocrypha, whose 182 pages are numbered separately in middle of text pages770-773. Book appears loose at this point, but text is still very clean, bright and tight generally. Front, rear and spine boards elaborately decorated in gilt. Spine divided into five panels, four tooled in gilt, second one down contains "Holy Bible" in gilt capital letters. Decorative gilt borders on front and rear boards at edges. Decorative gilt panel (7.5" x 4.25) enclosed centrally within these borders.Dark brown/tan endpapers.A table of Scripture Measures,"Weights and Money", "Time", "Days of the Week"," Hours of the Day" and " Watches" on page 770 between Old Testament and Apocrypha sections. Gilt page edges.This Bible was used and treasured for many years and has travelled round the World, eventually coming to rest in the West Country of Devon, and Cornwall where it was discovered.Front two flypapers have family record inscriptions in beautiful calligraphy of the time. "Edmund Arthur Guerin, the Gift of his Sisters when going to India, November 18th 1824", his marriage to Louisa Jane Guerin in Belgium in September 1836 and the births and christenings of their 3 children in India in the following years.2nd page has record of two deaths in 1860, 1861, one of these being one of the children mentioned on the previous page.Full page Family history of dates of the life of one of the children, Joseph, on verso of rear end paper.Facing page similar dates for his sister, Emily- marriage, children. Loose insert in between rear flypapers of "Lydeard St. Lawrence-Candidates for confirmation April 12th 1853", followed by a list of 23 names , e.g Gunningham, Thatcher. Priddle,Comer, Westcott, Amery,etc.and ages., signed "James Crosse, Rector". Also loose pink silk bookmark frayed and discoloured at extremities, with 5 verse prayer to God and the Trinity, decorated by Crown at top, angel at bottom,decorative divisions between verses.Also red silk page marker in text which has become detached. Pressed leaf at first page (Lemon geranium?).1008 pages.Very heavy book. Please note that this can only be sent by signed for tracked delivery. Please contact bookseller on "Ask Bookseller a Question" for shipping quote. Size: Large 8vo -9.5" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Matilda Mary's Books]
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        Manuscrit venu de St. Hà là ne d'une manià re inconnue.

      - London, [Jean M'Creery, Black Horse Court] for John Murray, 1817. 8vo. Uncut in the original publisher's paper-backed boards; pp. [iv], 151, [4, advertisements, dated March, 1817]; rebacked with new printed vertical label; preliminaries with light spotting, otherwise fine and with wide margins; provenance: early engraved armorial bookplate Edward Davenport inside front cover, 20th-century bookplate Cornelius Ver Heyden De Lancey on opposite fly-leaf. Very early printing of a successful, anonymously published pastiche of a memoir dictated by the captured ex-Emperor, clearly trying to show Napoleon in a liberal light, as the one who wanted to give the Revolution a legal and democratic foundation. It is now commonly accepted that the author was the Swiss agronom Lullin de Châteauvieux, a member of Mme. de Staël's salon; however, it might as well be a collective work inspired by the great salonnià re. The book attempts to sanctify Napoleon as a liberal hero and therefore focuses on his early, revolutionary career. When he got hold of this text, surprisingly early, in September of 1817, he read, discussed and annotated it. He suspected Mme de Staël, or her friend Benjamin de Constant to be among the possible authors. Even the 18th-century radicals Roederer or Sieyà s were considered. Napoleon summed up his views in the words 'C'est un ouvrage qui marquera et qui fera à poque', annotating his copy in 42 places and expressing disapproval of the text in his will. The work was printed and pirated many times all over Europe and in Canada, illegal in France; however, widely circulated, frequently in manuscript form. Provenance: The Baron Doctor Cornelius Ver Heyden De Lancey (1889-1984) was a multilingual dental surgeon, doctor and lawyer of Dutch origin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        The triumphs of temper, a poem: in six cantos

      Chichester: Pr. by William Mason for T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1817. 8vo (16.8 cm, 6.65"). Col. frontis., xii, 166 pp. Fairly light-hearted poetic chastisement of spleen and shrewishness in womankind, first published in 1781 and tremendously popular in its day. The "delicate raillery on female foibles" (p. ix), written in mock heroic couplets, opens here with => a color-printed, stipple-engraved frontispiece done by T.B. Brown after George Romney.    Binding: Handsome diced tan calf, covers framed in gilt roll composed of pyramid and trefoil elements, spine with wide raised bands, gilt-stamped leather title and author labels, and gilt-stamped foliate designs in compartments and on bands. Turn-ins with blind roll; marbled paper endpapers. All edges marbled (different marbling than the endpapers).    Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of British collector and author Eric Stanley Quayle, dated 1965; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         NCBEL, II, 658; NSTC 2H14088. Bound as above, joints (outside) and corners mildly rubbed; light offsetting to title-page from frontispiece. Occasional tiny spots of faint foxing, pages otherwise clean. => A lovely, appealing copy of this interesting cross between Spenser and Pope.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Philosophical Essays on Morals, Literature, and Politics, Vols 1 & 2

      Georgetown, DC: W. Duffy, 1817First American EditionComplete in two volumesEmail us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Flora Medica ossia Catalogo Alfabetico Ragionato delle Piante medicinali descritto in Lingua Italiana.Volume II.

      Milano, Destefanis, 1817. EA! 239 S.,60 Tafeln. Gr.Okt. Obrosch. Mit 60 altkolorierten Kupferstichen von Dall\'Acqua, koloriert v. Lazaretti. Band 2 (von 6) dieses schönen Werkes mit den Tafeln 61 - 120. Unbeschnittenes Expl. Der alte brosch. Einband beschädigt, sonst sauberes Expl. Nissen 10. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Medizin Botanik Flora Blumen Kräuter 19.Jhdt. Orig.Graphik

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Matern]
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        \"Eine Bäuerin von Holzkirchen\". Die Bäuerin trägt einen Korb auf dem Kopf, an der Hand führt sie ein kleines Mädchen in der gleichen Tracht mit Schnürmieder und Haube.

       Kol. Kreidelithographie von Lorenz Quaglio, dat. 1817, 26 x 21 cm. Maillinger I, 2984; Winkler 642, 36. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. Breitrandig, gut erhalten und in sehr feinem Kolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern, Trachten

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        Coleccion de retratos de los reyes de España desde Felipe II hasta Carlos III, y diseño de todas las monedas acuñadas en los respectivos reinados desde Felipe III hasta Carlos III, en varias provincias y ciudades de España y América, de Nápoles, Flandes,

      En La Imprenta De Don Ventura Cano, Madrid 1817 - Asi de las usuales y corrientes, como de proclamaciones y medallas por varios sucesos, grbados en cincuenta y una láminas, según las originales que se conservan en la Real Academia de la Historia, con un indice explicacion de ellas. Encuadernado en guardas mudas de eposca con titulo en etiqueta manuscrita. Size: Gran Folio. 51 Láminas. 10 Pp De Texto [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE ART OF ANGLING. WHEREIN ARE DISCOVERED MANY RARE SECRETS, VERY NECESSARY TO BE KNOWNE BY ALL THAT DELIGHT IN THAT RECREATION

      Inchbold and Gawtress, Leeds 1817 - Finely bound in 3/4 leather over clean , maroon, marble boards with matching endpapers. Raised bands on spine with gilt decorated panels. Double ruled border with top edge gilt.2 leaves of front endpapers; 16pp of text and 45 blank leaves. First published in 1653 by Thomas Barker, London. 100 copies were reprinted in 1817 by Inchbold and Gawtree, Leeds. Head and tail pieces with an engraving on title page. A few flecks of foxing on wide page margins. Sport, Angling, Fishing, Angling ; Head & Tail pieces.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 16 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Napoléon [Jérôme]").

      Prangins, 10. X. o. J. - 1 S. 8vo. Auf Briefpapier mit blindgepr. Monogramm. An den Naturwissenschaftler und demokratischen Politiker Karl Vogt (1817-95), den Karl Marx 1860 in seiner Schrift "Herr Vogt" beschuldigte, bezahlter Agent Kaiser Napoléons III. gewesen zu sein: "Mon cher Monsieur Vogt, je reçois votre lettre pour M. Châtelain, malgré mon peu d'influence sur les ministres, je le recommanderai, j'avoir le lettre à mon sécretaire à Paris pour qu'il la remettre lui même [.]. - Nach der Machtübernahme seines Cousins Napoleon III. wurde der "Prinz Napoléon" genannte Politiker General des französischen Heers. 1859 erwarb er am Genfer See die Domäne La Bergerie in Prangins (Schweiz), die bereits bis 1827 seinem Onkel Joseph Bonaparte, dem älteren Bruder Napoleons I., als Zubehör zu dessen Exilsitz Schloss Prangins gehört hatte. Ab 1862 ließ er sich dort die prachtvolle "Villa de Prangins" errichten, die er jedoch 1870 wieder veräußerte, woraufhin er sich auf einem verbliebenen Teil des Guts eine neue, bescheidenere Villa "La Bergerie de Prangins" erbauen ließ; diese diente ihm und seinen Nachfahren ab 1886 als Exilsitz.

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        A lay sermon, addressed to the higher and middle classes, on the existing distresses and discontents.

      London: Gale and Fenner; J.M. Richardson; and J. Hatchard 1817 - 8vo., (2) + xxxi + (1) + 134pp., including the half-title, the half-title and title just a little foxed, inoffensive old ink-stamp of the Law Society on title-page (but not elsewhere), well bound fairly recently in cloth, spine gilt lettered. A very good copy. First edition: scarce. Not in Goldsmiths, Ashley I p.204-5. Wise (Coleridge>) 37. Tinker 696. Williams II p.544. This was the second of Coleridge's so-called 'lay sermons' to the political classes whom he advises to treat the working classes with both respect and Christian care. 1817 (and 1816) were, of course, years of great distress among both the rural and the urban poor. Riots, Luddism, rick-burning, the Spa Fields episode and the march of the Blanketeers in Manchester all contributed to the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act when revolution itself was a real possibility. In this context, Coleridge challenges the 'higher and middle classes' and their 'fitness' to be in positions of privilege and wealth. 'Fellow-Countrymen!', Coleridge writes, 'You, I mean, who fill the higher and middle stations of society' the comforts, perchance the splendors, that surround you, designate your rank, but cannot constitute your moral and personal fitness for it'. And his later description of an economic depression is vivid. 'It is a painful subject,' he writes [p.35], 'and I leave it to your own experience and recollection the assemblage of folly, presumption, and extravagance, that followed in the procession of our late unprecedented prosperity; the bland practices and blending passions of speculation in the commercial world, with the shoal of ostentations fooleries and sensual vices which the sudden influx of wealth let in on our farmers and yeomanry. Now though the whole mass of calamity consequent on these aberrations from prudence should in all fairness be attributed to the sufferer's own conduct; yet when there supervenes some one common cause or occasion of distress which pressing hard on many furnishes a pretext to all, this too will pass muster among its actual effects, and assume the semblance and dignity of national calamity. Each unfortunate individual shares during the hard times> in the immunities of a privileged order, as the most tottering and ruinous houses equally with those in best repair are included in the same brief after an extensive fire.' [p.35] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The triumphs of temper, a poem: in six cantos.

      Pr. by William Mason for T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1817. Fairly light-hearted poetic chastisement of spleen and shrewishness in womankind, first published in 1781 and tremendously popular in its day. The "delicate raillery on female foibles" (p. ix), written in mock heroic couplets, opens here with => a color-printed, stipple-engraved frontispiece done by T.B. Brown after George Romney. Binding: Handsome diced tan calf, covers framed in gilt roll composed of pyramid and trefoil elements, spine with wide raised bands, gilt-stamped leather title and author labels, and gilt-stamped foliate designs in compartments and on bands. Turn-ins with blind roll; marbled paper endpapers. All edges marbled (different marbling than the endpapers). Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of British collector and author Eric Stanley Quayle, dated 1965; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).

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        The Dance of Life, a poem, by the author of "Doctor Syntax" [i.e. William Combe]; illustrated with coloured engravings, by Thomas Rowlandson

      London: R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 101, Strand, 1817. First Edition. Mottled Calf. Near Fine+. Royal 8vo: [2],ii,ii,285,[3]pp, with additional engraved title page, frontispiece (representing Time pointing at various scenes on a screen), and 24 hand-colored engravings by Thomas Rowlandson. (Hardie has shown that the four leaves of advertisements found in some copies could not have been bound in until after 1820.) Contemporary mottled calf, respined, covers framed with gilt role, black morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled edges. An excellent copy, tightly bound, virtually free of foxing, with richly colored examples of the plates. Abbey, Life, 264. Tooley 410. Grolier, Rowlandson, 38. Prideaux, pp. 306-07 ("notably above the ordinary level of Combe's verse. . . . show[ing] the better side of Rowlandson's genius."). Hardie, p. 318. First Edition in book form (originally published in eight monthly parts). Rowlandson and Combe's companion-piece to their earlier "The Dance of Death" and one of Rowlandson's finest works. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Modern Greece. A Poem

      London: John Murray, 1817 - 8vo, recent red quarter morocco period-style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-title present. A scarce and early work by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835), an interesting long poem on Greek independence, ? la Byron's Childe Harold. In her poem Hemans defends the acquisition of the Elgin Marbles, but bemoans what she thinks is the English obsession with empire building at the expense of cultural achievement. Modern Greece, published anonymously, was sometimes attributed to Byron, as it was on a subject dear to him and published by his publisher, John Murray. NCBEL III, 383; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 152 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Modern Greece A Poem

      London: John Murray, 1817, 1817. First edition. NCBEL III, 383; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 152. Fine copy.. 8vo, recent red quarter morocco period-style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-title present. A scarce and early work by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835), an interesting long poem on Greek independence, à la Byron's Childe Harold. In her poem Hemans defends the acquisition of the Elgin Marbles, but bemoans what she thinks is the English obsession with empire building at the expense of cultural achievement. Modern Greece, published anonymously, was sometimes attributed to Byron, as it was on a subject dear to him and published by his publisher, John Murray.

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        The Peace-Republicans' Manual; or the French Constitution of 1793, and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens . .

      New York: Sold by J. Tiebout & Sons, 1817, 1817. First edition. American Bibliography 41097. Boards a little worn and darkened; very good copy.. 8vo, original printed gray boards, untrimmed. One leaf of publisher's terminal advertisements. A very scarce collection of radical documents, tracts and writings intended as a manual for pacifists, written, compiled and edited from numerous sources by Maria Aletta Hulshoff (1781-1846), Dutch feminist and pamphleteer. Hulshoff, a classic firebrand progressive, lived in voluntary exile in New York between 1811 and 1820. In the preface she refers to herself as the publisher and states that only a "limited number of copies is now to be struck off." She did not retain the copyright, she adds, in hopes that the text would be freely reprinted, in whole or in part. Included is the first American printing of the French Constitution of 1793, in both French and English, with contemporary European writings about it, extracts from the works of Thomas Paine, Rousseau, Cato, Joseph Fawcett (his poem "Civilized War"), anti-war sermons, etc.

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        Manuscript on paper, entitled on upper wrapper "Hiruta ryu sanka" [trans.: "Obstetrical School of Hiruta"]. 25 full-page black-&-white illus., with grey wash highlighting (a few minor stains). 13 leaves. Large 8vo (268 x 179 mm.). orig. wrappers, stitched

      N.p. [but Japan]: probably before 1817. An interesting and important manuscript consisting of 25 fine full-page black-&-white drawings of obstetrical case histories, based on the teachings of Gensen Hiruta (1745-1817), a native of Shirakawa and a well-known obstetrician who studied under Kagawa. He travelled widely, delivering babies and instructing midwives proper techniques. A successful teacher, he had several hundred disciples over the years. Hiruta wrote no books but his pupil, Gensho (or Saisho) Numano published the Den-shi sansoku zensho [trans.: Dr. Hiruta's Treatment of Pregnancy Complications] (1831). Hiruta divided the principles of midwifery as follows: "1. Right restoration; 2. Shortening of the period; 3. Opening out; 4. Safe preservation; 5. To straighten and urge; 6. Safe delivery; 7. Conditions of expulsion; 8. Hemorrhage, etc.; 9. Retardation; to give up (the child and save the mother)."-Willis Norton Whitney, M.D., "Notes on the History of Medical Progress in Japan" in Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol. XII, pp. 357-58. Our manuscript depicts a series of complications during childbirth. The finely drawn illustrations are all heightened in grey wash. Each is labeled, describing the complication depicted: the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck of the baby, shoulder of the baby preventing delivery, breech baby, wrong positions of the baby in the womb, complications created by twins, etc. The first four leaves have some marginal staining, not affecting the images. Otherwise in very nice condition. ❧ Mestler, "A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books," II, p. 493.

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        [Currants] [Black Currant; White Currant; Dutch Red Currant]

      [London: G. Brookshaw, 1817. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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        Plate XXXIII

      London 1817 - Sheet Dimension: 13.25 x 11 in. Hand-colored aquatint engraving. Brookshaw’s fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the Pomona Britannica was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of “succeeding generations.” The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work.

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        NEWTON'S IMPROVED POCKET CELESTIAL GLOBE circa 1817

      NEWTON & SONS, London. Circa 1817. Celestial Globe on original wooden stand . Made of wood and plaster, and covered with twelve copper engraved paper gores. The sphere has original metal pivots at both poles which fit into a brass frame and thence to a turned mahogany (?) wooden stand. The globe is of approx 7.6 cm diameter, with the base of the stand approx 8.5 cm diameter. The globe stands about 16 cm tall to the top of the brass frame. Labelled " Newton's Improved Pocket Celestial Globe". The globe is divided into hour circles every 15 degrees with parallels for every 10 degrees. The equator shows both degrees and hours and the ecliptic is graduated in degrees, also showing the symbols for the different zodiacal signs. The globe shows some surface wear with minor loss and has had some cosmetic restoration and a light clean and polish. Dating this globe is difficult. We have found descriptions for the same globe dating it to 1817, and we think that the stand seems to date from the earlier C19th rather than the later. The Newton family were ranked among the leading English globe makers in the early 19th century. John Newton (1759-1844) trained under Thomas Bateman before founding his own company in 1780. In the early 1800s, John and his second son William (1786-1861) relocated to 97 Chancery Lane and traded under the name J & W Newton. This globe does not credit William on the label suggesting a date up to the early 1800's, before William joined the family firm.We have seen similar globes presented in fish skin cases, on brass stands, and in the later part of the century, in wooden boxes. A rare survival on its original wooden stand.

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        Report from the committee of the Honourable the House of Commons on the employment of boys in sweeping of chimneys; together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, and an Appendix. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, June 23, 1817. Published under the direction of the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys: with notes and observations; a complete list of persons using the machine (for cleaning chimneys), and a descriptive engraving of it.

      London Baldwin Cradock & Joy 1817 - 8vo., engraved frontispiece, 142pp., occasional light spotting, frontispiece slightly offset, a very good copy bound recently in red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First edition thus, comprising the Report> itself (cmd.400) together with substantial commentary and additional related material including a description of the sweeping machine, the trial of Joseph Rae and Robert Reid for the murder of 11 years-old John Fraser, and a list of people who had signed up to using the machine. Goldsmiths 21889. Not in Kress. In 1788, an Act for the better regulation of chimney sweepers and their apprentices,> intended to alleviate 'the misery of the said boys', stated that apprentices had to be at least 8 years old and that each sweep was limited to six apprentices, but the intentions of the Act were largely ignored due to lack of any means of enforcement. Thus the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys was formed in 1803, with the objective of finding a machine to clean chimneys and thus end the dangerous and cruel practice of sending boys up them. The problem was widespread, as can be seen from the present Report>, which estimates 200 masters and 500 apprentices in London alone. In 1803, an engineer named George Smart had designed a piece of apparatus similar to that of a modern sweep. The device, as illustrated in the frontispiece of the Report,> consisted of hollow wooden poles joined together by a rope which ran through the sections of pole. The pole had a brush made of pieces of whale bone at one end. A sweep could push the device up the chimney, pull the rope once its end was protruding out of the top of the chimney and the brush would then expand to take the shape of an inverted umbrella. It was then pulled down to scrape the soot off the inside of the chimney. Actual legislation did not come until much later. The 1834 Chimney Sweeps Act,> which forbade the apprenticing of any boy under the age of 10 years and the employment of children under 14 unless they were apprenticed or on trial, and made provision that apprentices were not 'evil treated' by their employers, was once again largely ineffective as there were no means of enforcement. For a good commentary on both this Report> and on the early endeavours of the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys, when William Wilberforce pleaded with a sympathetic London audience 'to manifest the same humanity for the sons of their own country that they had for the children of Africa', see George L. Phillips's England's climbing boys. A history of the long struggle to abolish child labor in chimney-sweeping> (1949). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [UTOPIAS] Parjumouf : saga ifrån Nya Holland.

      THE FIRST WORK OF FICTION WRITTEN IN SWEDISH TO HAVE AN AUSTRALIAN SETTING. Stockholm : Gadelius, 1817. First edition. Duodecimo, modern half green morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering (sunned), modern marbled endpapers, original printed front wrapper bound in (but lacking the rear cover), 98 pp. A crisp, clean copy in handsome modern binding. Ferguson, 691a. The ideas and social attitudes expressed in the works of Swedish romantic poet and novelist C.J.L. Almqvist were highly unconventional for their period, being considered tantamount to revolutionary in many quarters of Swedish society - this, in spite of the fact that Almqvist was ordained as a Lutheran pastor at quite a young age. Parjumouf is one of his first published works, written at a time in his life when his main influence was the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In this novella, a story within a story, Almqvist relates the strange, romantic tale of Parjumouf, a woman who lives in the earthly paradise that is to be found on the western slopes of the recently-crossed Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Almqvist's storyteller, who recounts the adventure to a gathering in a Bordeaux wine merchant's, refers to Australia as both New Holland and Ulimaroa, a term Almqvist had borrowed from the Swedish geographer Daniel Djurberg, and which originally derives from the account of Cook's first voyage. There is no published English translation of Parjumouf. Scarce. Two copies of this first edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Additions to the fourth and former editions of An Essay on the Principle of Population, &c. &c.

      London: John Murray 1817 - 8vo, iv + 327 + (1)pp, without the advertisement leaves found in some copies, some intermittent foxing (on title page and elsewhere), one leaf with long closed tear (repaired) but with no loss of printed surface, in an excellent early 20th century quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and spine label lettered gilt, entirely uncut. A good copy in an excellent binding. First and only edition. Kress B.6973. Goldsmiths 21762. Einaudi 3664. Amex 294. These Additions> were offprinted from the substantially revised and enlarged fifth edition and are here published separately for readers who already owned earlier editions. The Additions> include chapters on 'the checks to population in France' and 'the checks to population in England'. There are also substantial further thoughts on the poor and the relationship of poverty to civil liberty. The appendix is devoted to a demolition of John Weyland's Principles of Population and Production> (1816) and James Grahame's An Inquiry into the Principle of Population> (1816). [For further comment see Patricia James' Population Malthus>, 1979, pp.369 et seq.]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WESTERN GAZETTEER; OR THE EMIGRANT'S DIRECTORY

      Auburn, N.Y.: H. C. Southwick, 1817. FIRST EDITION. This is one of the earliest guides aimed at those looking to migrate west to the American frontier. The "western" states and territories covered are Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, and North-Western Territory (which became Wisconsin and Minnesota), as well as western portions of New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Brown discusses terrain, rivers, soil, crops, climate, native and dometicated animals, land prices, major settlements, and any Native American inhabitants. We learn that, then as now, the horse reigns supreme in Kentucky, where "he is pampered with unceasing attention"; buffalo abound in Missouri and Illinois; the settlement at Cleveland, Ohio, contains 40 to 50 houses; and the exports of the cosmopolitan city of New Orleans exceed those of all New England by $150,000. It is an interesting view of the area along the Mississippi River in the earliest days of its settlement by Americans of European descent.. 208 x 130 mm. (8 1/8 x 4 7/8"). 360 pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked preserving most of original backstrip and original red morocco label. Title page with ink ownership inscription of William Maxwell, dated 1818. Buck 96; Graff 433; Sabin 8558; Howes B-867. Extremities a little rubbed, text lightly browned and with persistent minor foxing (due to paper quality), this more noticeable in the final third of the book, occasional small stains, Ii2 with lower corner torn away affecting a couple of words on the last two lines, but still a very good copy in a sturdy binding. This is one of the earliest guides aimed at those looking to migrate west to the American frontier. The "western" states and territories covered are Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, and North-Western Territory (which became Wisconsin and Minnesota), as well as western portions of New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Brown discusses terrain, rivers, soil, crops, climate, native and dometicated animals, land prices, major settlements, and any Native American inhabitants. We learn that, then as now, the horse reigns supreme in Kentucky, where "he is pampered with unceasing attention"; buffalo abound in Missouri and Illinois; the settlement at Cleveland, Ohio, contains 40 to 50 houses; and the exports of the cosmopolitan city of New Orleans exceed those of all New England by $150,000. It is an interesting view of the area along the Mississippi River in the earliest days of its settlement by Americans of European descent.

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        Ostfriesische Geschichte in 11 Bänden

      Unveränderter Nachdruck der Ausgabe von 1817 - Seltenheit - Absolut Top erhalten

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        [COOK] A history of Whitby, and Streoneshalh Abbey; with a statistical survey of the vicinity

      to the distance of twenty-five miles/​ by the Rev. George Young, with the assistance of some papers left by the late Mr. R. Winter, and some materials furnished by Mr. J. Bird ... ...Whitby : Printed and sold by Clark and Medd, 1817. First edition. Two volumes, octavo, bound in later half calf over marbled papered boards with double gilt rule, spines with gilt rule and stamped ornament, black morocco title labels lettered in gilt, modern endpapers,v. l : x, 470 pp ; v. 2 : 2, 1, [471]-953, [1] pp, [4] leaves of plates, including a folding plan of Whitby made by L. Charlton in 1778, and woodcut illustrations in the text; light foxing to preliminaries of both volumes, but a clean, crisp set. The second volume contains a biography of Captain Cook (pp 850-863), including extracts from his correspondence with John Walker (his first master) and a full-page engraved portrait of the great explorer. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (Australian National Maritime Museum; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Modern Greece. A Poem.

      London: John Murray, 1817. 8vo, recent red quarter morocco period-style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-title present. A scarce and early work by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835), an interesting long poem on Greek independence, à la Byron's Childe Harold. In her poem Hemans defends the acquisition of the Elgin Marbles, but bemoans what she thinks is the English obsession with empire building at the expense of cultural achievement. Modern Greece, published anonymously, was sometimes attributed to Byron, as it was on a subject dear to him and published by his publisher, John Murray. Fine copy.

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        De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With wood-engraved device on title-page and 5 tinted lithographed folding maps. Modern half sheepskin, with the original publisher's wrappers (with Dutch flag on front and back, coloured by hand) bound in.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 480; Cordier, Japonica, col. 579; Nipponalia III, p. xviii; Tiele, Bibl. 234; Wenckstern, p. 44. First edition of an account of the battle that nearly ended the voyage of the Dutch corvette Medusa on its way to Yokohama, written by the commander of the ship François de Casembroot (1817-1895), captain-lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy. On 11 July 1863, the Medusa was attacked by the ships and batteries of the daimyo of Chôshû, Mori Takachika, as she passed through the straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance to the Inland Sea. The Chôshû were resentful of the official policy to welcome foreigners in Japan and attacked the Dutch ship. Although the crew bravely fought back, Medusa was struck 20 times and four members of the crew were killed. The following year this incident lead to the so-called Shimonoseki Campaign in which Dutch, French, British and American ships retaliated and secured a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water.Fair copy, spots throughout (including the maps), the sides of the first and last three leaves lined with tape and a few other small repairs with tape as well. The original wrappers are soiled and damaged at the corners, and mounted on modern paper. The modern binding fine.

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        Walks through London,

      London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones [and 13 others in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Dublin],, 1817. 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. 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. 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. 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). 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.

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        De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With wood-engraved device on title-page and 5 tinted lithographed folding maps. Modern half sheepskin, with the original publisher's wrappers (with Dutch flag on front and back, coloured by hand) bound in.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 480; Cordier, Japonica, col. 579; Nipponalia III, p. xviii; Tiele, Bibl. 234; Wenckstern, p. 44. First edition of an account of the battle that nearly ended the voyage of the Dutch corvette Medusa on its way to Yokohama, written by the commander of the ship François de Casembroot (1817-1895), captain-lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy. On 11 July 1863, the Medusa was attacked by the ships and batteries of the daimyo of Chôshû, Mori Takachika, as she passed through the straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance to the Inland Sea. The Chôshû were resentful of the official policy to welcome foreigners in Japan and attacked the Dutch ship. Although the crew bravely fought back, Medusa was struck 20 times and four members of the crew were killed. The following year this incident lead to the so-called Shimonoseki Campaign in which Dutch, French, British and American ships retaliated and secured a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water.Fair copy, spots throughout (including the maps), the sides of the first and last three leaves lined with tape and a few other small repairs with tape as well. The original wrappers are soiled and damaged at the corners, and mounted on modern paper. The modern binding fine.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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