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        Elémes de Chimie Médicale. Two volumes.

      Paris: chez Crochard, 1817. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (193 x 121 mm). xxviii, 610 pp. and 12 engraved plates; xvi, 575 [1] pp. and 2 engraved plates. Contemporary tree calf, spines decorated in gilt and with gilt-lettered labels (boards rubbed, corners bumped, worming to boards and spine), marbled endpapers. Little age-toned internally, very minor occasional spotting. Fine set. ----Duveen, p.440; Bolton I, 707. - FIRST EDITION of Orfila's textbook of medical chemistry which went through eight French editions and was translated into several languages. Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila (1787-1853) was a Minorcan-born French toxicologist and chemist, and the founder of the science of toxicology. He was appoined Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Paris in 1819. Very Good.

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        Mandeville: A Tale of the Seventeenth Century

      London: Archibald Constable and Co. / Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817. First Edition. Recent Quarter Morocco. Fine. 7 7/8" Tall. Three volumes, complete with half titles, volume short titles, and original preliminary and final blanks (two preliminary blanks in Vol 1). A tall copy, pages 7 5/8" tall, all edges deckled and uncut. Very small old library discard stamp on each title, no other marks. Bound in late 20th century red morocco over very attractive marbled paper, with unusually thick boards (5/16"), and new endpapers. A fine set.

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        Manfred, A Dramatic Poem

      London: John Murray, 1817. First edition, second issue without quote on title but with imprint on verso of half-title. 8, [4, catalogue], 4 (catalogue) pp., with half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. Later 19th-century full straight-grained blue morocco, t.e.g., by Francis Bedford. Front joint repaired, else fine. Bookplates. First edition, second issue without quote on title but with imprint on verso of half-title. 8, [4, catalogue], 4 (catalogue) pp., with half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. Byron's Gothic dramatic poem, inspired by the legend of Faust. Randolph p. 64; Wise "Byron" I, p. 122ff

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        Annales Des Mines, ou Recueil De Memoires Sur L'Exploitation Des Mines, Et sur les Sciences qui s'y rapportent; Redigees par Le Conseil General Des Mines; Publiees sous l'autorisation du Pair De France, Conseiller d'Etat, Directuer-general des Ponts-et-Chaussees et des Mines: Tome Premier: Annee 1816

      Paris: Chez Treuttel et Wurtz (De L'Imprimerie De Madame Huzard). 1817. Volume one only. 536pp. Full polished leather, gilt-stamped red and black spine labels. Three fold-out figures and maps. Text in French. Ex-University library with bookplate on front pastedown and spine sticker, leather dry with a few abrasions, else still very good. .

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        A Narrative of the Britons Voyage


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        Loss of the American brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815.

      4to., large folding engraved map (of Africa), short closed tear, no loss and now neatly repaired, xvi + 618 + (2)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, old, perhaps original, boards, neatly rebacked and labelled, entirely uncut. An excellent, large, copy sometime in the library of The Cruising Association (label on pastedown, small blindstamp on margin of title-page, gilt stamp on cover).Publisher: London: John Murray.Year: 1817Edition: First English edition (published the same year as the Hartford 1st.).

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        Armata, A Fragment, Fifth Edition [With] The Second Part Of Armata, Third Edition [With] Appendix [New To The Third Edition]

      London: John Murray, 1817. First Edition Thus. Original Quarter Calf. Very Good. 8 3/8 " Tall. (I), 210; (I), Viii, 214. Quarter Calf, 6 Compartments, Black Morocco Title Label. First Combined And Complete Edition, With Fifth Edition Of The First Part, Third Edition Of The Second Part, Including The Appendix At The End Of The Second Part, First Printed Here (In This Third Edition Of Part Ii.) Original Quarter Morocco Over Marbled Boards, With Preliminary And Final Blanks, No Ads, No Pages Between The Two Parts Except The Title Page For Part Ii. Wear To Edges, Joints And Hinges Solid, Joints Beginning To Crack At Edges, Fraying To Tips. Ancient Ownership Name Of George Wood, No Other Names Or Marks. This Edition, With The First Printing Of The Appendix, Is Quite Scarce.

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      Lago di Como 1817 - Carta del lago di Como applicata su tela a stacchi. Conservata nel suo astuccio originale.Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1215 mm 350x244

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        Manfred, A Dramatic Poem

      London: John Murray, 1817. First edition, second issue without quote on title but with imprint on verso of half-title. 8, [4, catalogue], 4 (catalogue) pp., with half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. Later 19th-century full straight-grained blue morocco, t.e.g., by Francis Bedford. Front joint repaired, else fine. Bookplates. First edition, second issue without quote on title but with imprint on verso of half-title. 8, [4, catalogue], 4 (catalogue) pp., with half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. Byron's Gothic dramatic poem, inspired by the legend of Faust. Randolph p. 64; Wise "Byron" I, p. 122ff

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        The American Coast Pilot Complete with all the plans and charts

      New York: Printed for Edmund Blunt at the Quadrant. Sold by Edward Little & Co., Newburyport, 1817. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Complete, with the fine maps of American ports, including a folding plan of New York Harbour, showing the lower end of Manhattan with the North River (at Paulus Hook) the East River and the Battery, all the way down to Sandy Hook and the entrance to Shrewsbury, with many soundings (p163, 9 x 17"). Charts and plans include: Plan of the Isle of Sable; Portland Harbour; Portsmouth Harbour; Newburyport Harbour; Annis Squam Harbour; Boston Harbour; Cape Poge; Newport Harbour; Long Island Sound (folding); New York Harbour (p163); Little Egg Harbour; Bay & River of Delaware (folding); Chesapeake Bay; Coast of North Carolina (folding); Charleston Harbour; Savannah River (folding); and Vera Cruz. Includes the lengthy Appendix, covering a broad range of information including "Abstract from the Laws of New York, interesting to Masters and Mariners, which includes Wrecks, Servants, Slaves (pertaining to the May 1, 1810 Act abolishing the importation and transfer of slaves); Quarantine Law; Ships Liable for Debts; Searching of Vessels. Edmund March Blunt (1770) was an American navigator, hydrographer and publisher of nautical magazines and guides. The American Coast Pilot was published from 1796 through 1858, and was printed in 18 editions. 8vo, xvi, 328pp, Table I: Latitudes & Longitudes, 11pp; Appendix, 85pp; ads, 3pp. Advertisements include an illustrated full page ad for Edmund Blunt's shop, showing the facade of the shop with large sign at the very top "Charts & Quadrants" and a sextant as hanging street sign. Full brown calf. Boards rubbed, front board detached but present; spine chipped at top third, library label at base. Internally, early pages a bit toned at edges; bookplate of the Essex Institute inside front board as well as blind stamps of the institute at upper right corner of title page and at every plate corner. Chesapeake Bay folding map with a few cracks and browned at one fold only. OCLC: 1467157.

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        History of America

      London - Cadell and Davies et al., 1817 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. The thirteenth edition of William Robertson's History of America. Illustrated, with twofoldingmaps to volume I, two foldingmaps to volume II, one folding plate tovolume III. Collated, complete in four volumes. With the bookplate of William Botfield to the front pastedown of all volumes. William Robertson was a Scottish historian and minister in the Church of England. He published several historical works including his well known History of Scotland. Condition: In uniform full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, smart with minor rubbing to the joints and extremities. Small patches of rubbing to the spines. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown of all volumes, WilliamBotfield. A few marks to boards. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Evidence of worming to the final few pages of volume I and to the rear pastedown, to the top margin. Pages aregenerally bright withscattered spots through. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Dissertation on the seals and trumpets of the Apocalypse,

      8vo, lix + (1) + 359 + (1)pp., with a large folding engraved plate, contemporary mottled calf, rebacked to match, spine gilt with the original label preserved. A very good copy from the library of William Wilberforce with his armorial bookplate on pastedown and his signature on title-page. [bound with] CUNINGHAME, William The apostasy of the Church of Rome, and the identity of the Papal power, with the Man of Sin and Son of Perdition of St. Paul's prophecy. Glasgow: printed by Young, Gallie & Company. 1818. 8vo., xix + (1) + 168pp., with William Wilberforce's name (Wm. Wilberforce Esq.) on title-page. A very good copy. [bound with] CUNINGHAME, William The scheme of prophetic arrangement of the Rev. Edward Irving and Mr. Frere critically examined. Glasgow: printed at the University Press, for Thomas Cadell (&c.) London, 1826. 8vo., xii + 124pp., errata slip tipped in. A presentation copy inscribed in ink on title page "To Mrs. Wilberforce - the gift of her esteem'd friend Mr. Cuninghame of Lainshaw". [bound with] CUNINGHAME, William Letters and essays, controversial and critical, on subjects connected with conversion and national restoration of Israel. First published in the Jewish Expositor. London: J. Hatchard and Son (&c.) 1822. 8vo., xiv + (2) + 300 + (2)pp., wanting the half-title but with the final errata leaf. A very good copy.Publisher: London: T. Cadell and W. Davies (&c.)Year: 1817Edition:

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        Western Gazetteer; or the Emigrant's Directory

      H.C. Southwick, Auburn 1817 - Original full calf. 360 pages; containing a Geographical Description of the Western States and Territories, viz. the States of Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Tenessee and Mississippi; and the Territories of Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, and North-Western with an Appendix containing sketches of some of the Western Countries of New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia; a Description of the Great Northern Lakes; Indian Annuities, and Directions to Emigrants. "Among the earliest printed American Emigrant's Guides" Buck 96. Graf 433. Sabin 8558. Howes B867. This copy LACKING endpapers and errata slip; some general overall wear, spine rubbed, chipped at head with material loss, expected page toning. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Diary of a Tour into North Wales, in the Year 1774 To Which is Added An Essay on the Corn Laws

      Philadelphia: Published by Harrison Hall, at the Port Folio Office, 1817, 1817. First American edition. Fleeman 816DW/2; American Bibliography 41162; Tinker 1390. Binding a little worn; text moderately foxed; very good copy.. 12mo, contemporary black quarter roan, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. Frontispiece facsimile of Johnson's holograph. Bound without the half-title. Johnson's posthumously published narrative of his trip to North Wales, edited with notes by Richard Duppa (1768-1831). This American edition is the first to contain Johnson's short essay "Considerations on the Corn Laws," first published in 1766. See Fleeman 66.11CC.

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        Northern Provinces of the United States

      1817. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 19.5" x 23.25". Nicely detailed double page map of the northeastern coast of America, from Maine (the District of Main) to parts of Virginia and Maryland. Shows topographical features, forts, towns and waterways. Includes a beautiful view of Niagara Falls. Published in Thomson's "New General Atlas". Minor overall offsetting.

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        Storia delle repubbliche Italiane dei secoli di mezzo di J.C.L. Simondo Sismondi delle Accademie Italiana (sic), di Wilna, di Cagliari, dei Georgofili, di Ginevra ec. Traduzione dal francese. Tomo I. [-XVI].

      - Italia, 1817-1819, voll. 16, in-12, br. muta coeva in carta giallo ocra tasselli in carta celeste con numero di volume manoscritto ai dorsi, per oltre 8000 pagine complessive. Prima edizione italiana. Traduzione e note di Stefano Ticozzi, pubblicato a Milano da Giusti, cfr. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani, T. III, p. 107. Qualche fioritura sparsa, ma eccellente esemplare, a pieni margini, nella brossura "d'attesa" con cui uscì dalla tipografia. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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      Saga ifrn Nya Holland. Sthlm, A. Gadelius, 1817. 12:o. 98 s. Elegant ljusbrunt lackat och marmorerat hfrbd med upphjda bind, guldornerad rygg, pergamentskodda hrn och rd titeletikett samt vre st§nkt snitt (Hedberg). Ryggen obetydligt blekt och ytterfalsarna lite ntta och den fr§mre med en liten spricka verst. Ngot lagerfl§ckig. Titelbladet lite solkigt och med uppfodrade skador n§rmast ryggen samt lagad reva upptill. Flera smlagningar i ryggmarginalen fram till s. 26 och uppfodrat hrn p s. 9-10. Svag fuktrand p s. 39-50, en nagg i vre marginalen p s. 83-84 och ett litet hl i ryggmarginalen p s. 85-96. Sista bladet uppfodrat n§rmast ryggen. P titelbladet Fredrik Borgs lnebiblioteks i Lund svartstpl. Almquistiana 202. Ferguson Bibliography of Australia Addenda 691a. Almquist 'ÄùParjumouf'Äù §r frmodligen det frsta svenska sknlitter§ra verk vars handling §r frlagd till Australien. Den nya kontinenten kallas frutom Nya Holland §ven 'ÄùUlimaroa'Äù, ett namn Almquist s§kerligen funnit i geografen Daniel Djurbergs skrifter. Bde Cook och Banks hade hrt ordet anv§ndas p Nya Zeeland som beteckning fr Australien. Fredrik Borg (1827-81) drev lnebibliotek i Lund. Delar av hans bcker hamnade senare i J. A. Sjbloms lnebibliotek i samma stad.

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        Über antike Glasmosaik.

      Berlin: in der Mauerischen Buchhandlung, 1817. Folio (313 x 208 mm). Lithographed title with decorative vine border, 22 pages, 6 engraved plates illustrating 8 glass objects, all very finely painted in gouache, the last two plates each with 2 small figures; bound without the seventh uncolored plate, plates 1 and 2 bound in in reverse order. Light foxing to title. Contemporary glazed turquoise wrappers (backstrip split); cloth folding case. Provenance: Prince Friedrich Karl Alexander of Prussia (1801-1883), crowned inkstamp on title (Karl PruPr).*** Only complete edition, privately printed in fewer than ten copies, fine association copy of an exquisitely illustrated treatise on ancient mosaic glass by an important antiquarian and collector. Minutoli provides detailed descriptions of the objects illustrated in pages 5-9. The rest of the text, which reproduces portions of a lecture delivered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1798 to the Royal Academy of Sciences, contains descriptions of probable production methods, including chemical analyses of the methods used to create, apply, and fix the colors, and comparisons to other known examples. Minutoli notes that these "scarce art objects" were passed unmentioned in older treatises on the art of antiquity, possibly because so few survived, and because those few examples that had been found, "showpieces" (Prunkstücke) in private art collections, remained unnoticed until the late 18th century. The painstakingly minute gouache-work required to reproduce the colors and designs of the original glass objects, carried out by an unnamed but highly skilled artist, provides many details not supplied by the underlying engravings, making of each engraving a veritable miniature painting. The time and expense entailed by this method forced production to cease after only a few copies, as explained in Minutoli's introduction to his later work on the same subject, Über die Anfertigung und die Nutzanwendung der farbigen Glaeser (Berlin, 1836, illustrated with color and black and white lithographs): "only 5 copies were published, because the endless delicacy of the patterns made the coloring of the plates too onerous" (... sind nur fünf Exemplare ins Publikum gekommen, weil die unendliche Feinheit der [sic] Muster das Coloriren der Platten zu sehr erschwerte). (As OCLC, KVK and COPAC locate exactly five copies of this edition, not including this one, that figure may be considered approximate.) Born in Geneva of an originally Luccan family, Minutoli became an officer in Prussian army. Partly self-taught (as a cadet, bored with the curriculum, he taught himself Greek, Latin, Italian and English), he became a student and collector of the arts of antiquity. After a research voyage to Egypt in 1820, financed by the Prussian government, Minutoli's Egyptian collection, containing 55 papyri as well as sculptures and mummies, was purchased by the state and formed the foundation for the Ägyptisches Museum in Berlin. The list of the author's honorifics on the title opens with "Major General and Governor of Prince Karl of Prussia." The present copy belonged to his charge, Prince Karl himself, third son of King Friedrich Wilhelm III (whose second son, the future emperor Wilhelm I, Minutoli also tutored). Presumably the few copies printed were distributed to dignitaries. The work is dedicated to Princess Marie Anne of Hesse-Homburg, wife of Prince Karl's uncle, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia. The title represents an early use of lithography. An earlier edition of the text, published in 1815, contained only two plates, one colored and one uncolored. I locate the following copies of this edition: Univ. of Kansas, Leipzig Univ., BnF, Danish Union Cat (7 pl.), and Frankfurt Univ., and 3 copies of the 1815 edition: Corning Museum of Glass, London Society of Antiquaries, and Strasbourg Bib. Nat. & Univ. (lacking the colored plate). On the author cf. Neue Deutsche Biographie 17 (1994), art. by H. Nehls, 549-551 [online].

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        An Irish-English Dictionary,

      Dublin:, 1817 G+, 1st ed, 1817. In new quarter paper over the original worn blue boards, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn. Spine, ink title to new paper label. Internally, complete, [4], [2] preface, [2] subscribers, [1], (ii-iii), [1], C-I2, K-U2, X-Ii2, Kk-Qqq2, Rr-Uu2, Xx-Iii2, Kkk-Qqq2, Rrr-Uuu2, Xxx-4I2, 4K-4Q2, 4R-4U2, 4X-5I2, 5K-5Q2, 5R-5U2, 5X-6I2, 6K-6O2, A-G2 or [1], 2-28 pp. (A-G2 is the Grammar). Title page is watermarked 1815, preface & dictionary watermarked 1814, text block edges uncut, some edge browning, 1 small margin tear (5H1), new (old) endpapers, printed by J Barlow, 26 Bolton-Street. Bookplate to fpd (Sal Ve Lowenac - Camborne), 2 columns per page. (Folio, 225*285 cms). (Allibone 1460 & 2329). O'Reilly was appointed assistant secretary to the Iberno-Celtic Society on its foundation with the purpose of preserving and promoting Irish Literature. Title Continues: containing upwards of twenty thousand words that have never appeared in any former Irish lexicon, with copious quotations from the most esteemed ancient and modern writers, to elucidate the meaning of obscure words, and numerous comparisons of Irish words with those of similar orthography, sense, or sound in the Welsh and Hebrew languages ... ; to which is annexed a compendious Irish Grammar

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        Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett

      1817. SMOLLETT, Tobias. The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett, M.D. Edinburgh: Silvester Doig, et al., 1817. Six volumes. Octavo, 20th-century three-quarter brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, navy and burgundy morocco spine labels, marbled boards and endpapers. $2000.Fifth edition, with engraved frontispiece portrait, handsomely bound.Includes the picaresque comedies Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Count Fathom, Sir Launcelot Greaves, and Humphry Clinker, along with SmollettÂ’s esteemed Travels through France and Italy and other writings. With a biography of Smollett by Robert Anderson. A fine copy.

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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

      R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 101, Strand, London 1817 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SKETCH OF MY FRIEND'S FAMILY. Intended to suggest some practical hints on Religion and Domestic Matters.

      v, 150, [1 Errata] pages. Engraved frontispiece of a mother teaching her child to read the bible.Recent half calf over marbled boards; red gilt label to spine. 12mo. First edition. Some light browning and spotting; else a very good copy. The B.L. has the second edition, which was issued in 1818, but the first edition is quite scarce. Nor may it be pressing the vain expectations of an author, beyond the limits of possibility, if the writer indulges the thought, that whilst the mother listens to the simple tale, primarily intended for the daughter's eye, perhaps she may not disdain to glean some practical hint from this humble legend, framed to recommend the nameless charms of female excellence. [From the Preface.]

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        Sepulchral Memorials.

      London 1817 - Consisting of Engravings from the Altar Tombs, Effigies & Monuments Ancient & Modern Contained within the County of Northampton. From the Pen drawings of W. H. Hyett. Engraved title-page, 14 plates, two etched vignette plates and three woodcut vignettes. First Edition. Three parts in one. Folio. Large Paper Copy. [484 x 300 x 14]. [2]ff, vii, [i], 15, [5], 17-40 pp. Bound c.1840 in half claf, marbled paper sides, the spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second, the others tooled with pointillé flowers and scrolls, a "B" surmounted with a coronet in the upper panels and an urn in the others, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Headcaps, joints and corners a little worn, sides rubbed). [ebc5349] London: published for W. H. Hyett by Messrs. Nicholls & Co, April 7th Engraved title lightly foxed and some spotting but a good copy. This is a large paper copy, in folio, and six of the plates are marked as Proofs. The list of subscribers contains 26 names for Proofs, 79 for Folio, and 33 for Quarto. With the bookplate of Belton House and bound for the Earl Brownlow, with his coroneted "B" on the spine. John Cust (1779-1853) F.R.S., F.S.A. was created first Earl Brownlow in 1815. He was not an original subscriber to the work but he was a serious book collector and was a member of the Roxburghe Club from 1842 until his death. The Brownlows acquired the manor at Belton, in Lincolnshire, in 1619. Work on the new house began in 1685, and William Winde is the probable architect. Sir John Summerson described it as "much the finest surviving example of its class" and others regard it as the perfect English country house. It was taken on by the National Trust in 1984. With the red leather label of Eric Sexton F.S.A. of Rockport, Maine. Sold Christie's, 16/4/1981, as part of lot 381. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essay on the Principle of Population

      1817. Signed. MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population; Or, A View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with An Inquiry into Our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils Which It Occasions. London: John Murray, 1817. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary full diced brown calf rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines laid down, burgundy morocco spine labels. $2800.Scarce 1817 edition of a foundational work in modern economics, from the library of renowned bibliographer G.R. Redgrave, co-author of the Short Title Catalogue (STC), featuring his key notation in Volume I: “This is the best edition of this famous work as it contains much addiitonal matter, and many alterations at the hand of the author,” handsomely bound in contemporary calf.“Malthus was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion on the perfectibility of society with his father, [who] urged him to publish. Thus the first edition (published anonymously) was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of criticsÂ… The Essay was highly influential in the progress of thought in early 19th-century Europe [and] his influence on social policy was considerableÂ… Both Darwin and Wallace clearly acknowledged Malthus as a source of the idea of ‘the struggle for existence” (PMM 251). Following the initial 1798 edition, “in 1803 Malthus published under his own name the stout quarto that embodies his mature views of his subject. The author confesses in his preface that he had taken too gloomy a view of human nature in his first essayÂ… The achievement of Malthus was the exposition of the theory of population; and his name has been associated so closely with this theory that, like DarwinÂ’s, it has added a new adjective to the language of civilized peoples” (Palgrave II:670-1). Fifth edition: “with important additions.” Kress B6974. Garrison & Morton 1693. Goldsmiths 21761. From the library of highly respected bibliophile Gilbert R. Redgrave, with his bookplates. Redgrave co-authored with Pollard The Short Title Catalogue of English Books, 1475-1640 (STC), a foundational bibliography. The son of artist Richard Redgrave, Gilbert was also a major art critic, architect and author. As is evidenced by this seminal work, Redgrave often wrote learned bibliographical notes in important volumes from his library. With his date of “London. 1885,” Redgrave writes in the blank fly leaf of Volume I his informed notation on this key 1817 edition: “This is the best edition of this famous work, as it contains much additional matter, and many alterations at the hand of the author. In order to complete the previous editions, four in number, the added matter was published as an extra volume. The replies to M. Weyland and M. Graham in the Appendix [III:388-428] are important. The work passed through six editions in the authorÂ’s lifetime, viz. 1798, 1803, 1806, 1807, 1817 and 1826.” Minor marginalia to front pastedowns.Interiors generally fresh with light scattered foxing, some expert restoration and age-wear to binding. A most desirable extremely good copy, scarce in contemporary boards.

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        Wjdenske polittycské nowiny. S neywysssjm cýsarským krákowským powolenjm. 1817, cjsk. 1 - 62, bis 1818, cjsk. 1 - 8.

      w Wjdni [Wien], -, 1817 - 1818. Pag. [Doppelbll. pro Nr.] OHeft. In tschechischer Sprache. Vgl. ZDB-463440-8. - Gefaltet, angestaubt, ein Titelblatt fleckig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Böhmen; Tschechien

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        Pompeiana Inscribed Presentation Copy

      London:: Rodwell and Martin, 1817-1819. First edition. 8vo. (10 x 6.5 inches). pp.xxxii + 273 + unnumbered fold-out map + 2 (Emendations & Directions to the Binder). Pages untrimmed. Frontis with tissue guard + 4 unnumbered plates, including fold-out map, before p.1. Five unnumbered plates altogether. 77 numbered plates, including numerous extensive fold-outs, all in excellent condition. Contemporary full vellum, floriated gilt border on both covers, 5 raised bands and gilt decorated panels to spine.*****some minor rubbing to the gilt, a short split at the top of the front hinge (which appears old and stable) and a few marks here and there, an excellent copy*****Presentation copy "Lucy Claxton / Rome / bound by Volpak / given by Sir Wm Gell" After investigation of Gell's handwriting samples and consultation with Gell experts, we're comfortable making this assessment.****A great copy of one of Gell's major contributions to archaeology.

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China

      1817. First Edition . ELLIS, Sir Henry. Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China; Comprising a Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and from China. London: John Murray, 1817. Quarto, original drab boards sympathetically rebacked, remnants of original printed paper spine label laid down, uncut. $7500.First edition of this entertaining account of Lord Amherst's embassy to the Chinese Emperor, splendidly illustrated with seven beautiful hand-colored aquatints depicting the Emperor's summer palace at Tien-Sing, the Tong-Chow harbor, a temple near Nankin, the island of Pula Leat, and views of other harbor cities, as well as three maps (one large folding), in original boards.""After the peace of 1815, the English government turned their attention to the complaints of injustice and exactions on the part of the Chinese mandarins which reached them from time to time from the English merchants at Canton. Lord Amherst was chosen to proceed to Peking as British envoy, to represent to the Emperor Kea K'ing the wrongs which British subjects were suffering under his ruleÂ… Ellis, a diplomat, accompanied Amherst in his embassy to China, in capacity of third commissioner, in 1816. A mission to China was then so rare an event in the history of Europe, that Ellis published in 1817 an authorized narrative of the journey and transactions of the embassy"" (DNB). The detailed aquatint plates were prepared by J. Clark from the drawings of Ellis' friend Charles Abbot. With errata sheet at rear. Abbey Travel 536. Hill, 413. Tooley 208. Prideaux, 250. Faded early owner ink signatures on title page.Faint intermittent dampstain along upper edge, a bit of spotting to text, plates clean, with vivid coloring. A beautiful wide-margined copy, desirable in the original boards and uncut.

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        Natural History

      , 1817. 1817. BUFFON, Count de. A Natural History, General and Particular… Translated from the French by William Smellie. A New Edition Corrected and Enlarged. to Which is Added A History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles and Insects… By Henry Augustus Chambers. London: Richard Evans, 1817. Two volumes. Tall quarto (9 by 11 inches), contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers. $3800.1817 two-volume edition, of the first English translation of Buffon

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        Idea de los Barcos de Vapor, ó Descripcion de su máquina, relacion de sus progresos, é indicacion de sus ventajas.

      En Sanlucar, por D. Francisco de Sales del Castillo, 1817. - in-12. 76pp. 1 planche dépliante hors-texte. Demi-veau à coins (Reliure de l'époque, menus défauts). Edition Originale très rare, imprimée à Sanlúcar de Barrameda, du premier ouvrage espagnol sur les bateaux à vapeur, consacré au premier bateau à vapeur espagnol, le 'Betis', qui inaugura la première ligne régulière reliant Séville à Sanlúcar, sur le Guadalquivir. Manuel María del Marmol (1775-1841), recteur de l'Université de Séville, y décrit avec enthousiasme le fonctionnement de la chaudière à vapeur et les avantages du nouveau moyen de locomotion par rapport à la navigation à voile. Ce volume très rare manque notamment aux collections de la Biblioteca Nacional. Planche dépliante gravée en fin d'ouvrage, représentant une machine à vapeur. Coins émoussés et mors légèrement frottés. Palau, 152420. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der nach dem Wege fragende Reiter, 1817

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Rechts unten in der Druckplatte signiert und datiert: "JC Erhard inv. 1817". Werkverzeichnis: Apell 82. Grösse: 10,9 x 20,3 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 15 x 24,3 cm (Papier). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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