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        [Denshin Kaishu] HOKUSAI MANGA San-pen

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

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

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

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

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

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        Select Pieces of Early Popular Poetry: Re-published Principally from Early Printed Copies in the Black Letter

      London: T. Davison for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. 8vo. Half leather, marbled paper boards and endpapers. Spines with gilt titles. Top edges gilt. Contains: Syr Tryamour, Syr Isenbras, Syr Degore, Syr Gowghter, The Hye Way to the Spyttell Hous, The Schole House of Women, The Defence of Women, The Proude Wyues Pater Noster and The Wife Lapped in Morels Skin. The first couple and last couple of pages in both volumes have a stain along the bottom edge , the leather and board papers are rubbed else this is a very good set. Francis Palgrave's copy, with his signature on the title page of volume one dated 1841. And with the bookplates of printer John Frank Connor in each volume.

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        The Ruins of Gour Described and Represented in Eighteen Views, with a Topographical Map.

      Black, Parbury & Allen, London 1817 - iii,47 pp. + 19 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; half-title, folding hand-coloured engraved map of Gour in 1801, eighteen fine hand-coloured aquatint plates after T. Medland, manuscript note loosely inserted "Presented to the India Office Library by the Rev. Charles Arthur Molony, M.A. late vicar of Saint Lawrence, Thanet, a Grandson of Mr. Henry Creighton, the author of this book.", contemporary polished calf gilt, with gilt armourial of the East India College to centre of each board, spine lightly soiled and worn round the edges, joints repaired, cracked, East India College presentation label to upper pastedown, awarded to W.L. Wilkinson as first of his class in drawing, dated 3 December 1822. VERY RARE AND SCARCE COPY. Creighton was the Superintendent of an indigo factory at Gour, in eastern India. He was an excellent amateur painter and in order to find subjects for his paintings, he frequented the ruins of Gour at his leisure hour. Gradually, from his pastime he developed a serious interest on these ruins and antiquities. At the time of writing, Gour was ‘regarded as an immense quarry, whence bricks had been carried to Malda, Murshidabad, Rajmahal, and other places, and many majestic and beautiful edifices of great antiquity had been thus destroyed. Marbles and stones, being rarities in Bengal, were the objects of constant depredation, which was so ruthlessly carried forward that some noble structures were defaced or undermined for the sake of a few blocks or slabs of marble built into their brick walls’ (Lewis 1873: 130–1). Even Charles Grant, Creighton’s master, was a party to this despoliation. At his suggestion, St. John’s Church was paved with stones taken from these ruins, and sent down by him to Calcutta, at a cost to the church building fund of Rs 1,258. ‘Materials for floors, chimney pieces, and sepulchral monuments, were thus appropriated and carried off by anyone disposed to take possession of them’ (Lewis 1873: 130–1). In this scenario, Creighton worked in the opposite direction. He put in considerable labour to extricate richly carved architectural fragments and detached inscriptions from the deep jungles with which Gour abounded in order to prevent them from falling prey to the undertakers. He carefully recorded their place of occurrence and fondly preserved them in the courtyard of his factory at Guamalati. These inscriptions and antiquities collected at Guamalati were later removed by William Francklin, Reginald Porch and other British officers to England and fortunately found their way to the major public collections of England and USA (Mitra 2010: 30–8). Creighton visited all the extant monuments of Gour, painted sketches of them, and even repaired some of the crumbling edifices like Firuz Minar (Mitra 2010: 13). He also collected the prized glazed bricks of Gour and coins, the latter ‘have been occasionally found among the ruins’ in his time. His antiquarian interests led him to Pandua where he prepared detailed architectural drawings of the Adina Mosque (Francklin 1910: 14) and probably other monuments, which never came to light. Gradually, he developed a large portfolio of drawings of the ruins of Gour and its vicinity. In 1801, he completed the first scientific survey of the city of Gour and prepared a detailed map of its ruins. He presented a copy of his survey map on a reduced scale to Marquis of Wellesley, the then Governor General of Bengal (1798–1805). A year after his death, in 1808, six of Creighton’s drawings were engraved and published by James Moffat in Calcutta. Still nine years later, in 1817, the result of his exertions at Gour was finally published in the form of a book entitled: "The Ruins of Gour: Described and Represented in Eighteen Views with a Topographical Map", compiled from his manuscripts and drawings in the hope of providing some financial support for his family. The aquatints are engraved by Thomas Medland, who was the drawing master at The East India Company's College [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. With a life of the author. Also, a view of the doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French economists; with a method of facilitating a study of his works; from the French of M. Garnier. In three volumes.

      Edinburgh: for Silvester Doig and Andrew Stirling, [& 2 others in Edinburgh; 6 in London], 1817 - 3 volumes, octavo. Contemporary polished tan calf, recently rebacked, twin morocco labels to spine lettered gilt, gilt rules to covers, board edges gilt, turn-ins stamped in blind, marbled endpapers. Minor wear to tips, endpapers replaced, some faint foxing to contents. An excellent set. A handsome set of a later edition of Smith's canonical work, first published in 1776 and still required reading in the age of Malthus, Ricardo, Godwin, et al.

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        JUZGADOS MILITARES DE ESPAÑA Y SUS INDIAS 4 VOL.

      - 3ª EDICION CORREGIDA Y AUMENTADA; AÑO 1817; MADRID, IMPRENTA DE REPULLES; PLENA PIEL CON TEJUELO Y DORADOS; 8º MAYOR, (21 X 15); VOL. 1º LVI + 489 P., VOL. 2º XIX + 586 P. P. 225 A 235 SUBRAYADAS, VOL. 3º XXIV + 493 P., VOL. 4º XLVI + 563 P.; DESCRIPCIÓN VOL. 1º EJEMPLAR CON EL LOMO ROZADO EN LOS EXTREMOS, CON PEQUEÑA ROTURA EN LATERAL DEL LOMO CON LA TAPA TRASERA EXTREMO INFERIOR, CON LOS BORDES Y ESQUINAS DE LAS TAPAS ROZADOS, PAGINA 137 MAL CORTADA DE IMPRENTA, PAPEL Y CANTOS TOSTADOS CON MANCHAS DE OXIDO EN LAS PAGINAS, CON SELLO CON EL NOMBRE BORRADO, ULTIMA PAGINA ÍNDICE CON ESQUINA ROTA AFECTANDO AL NUMERO DE PAGINA (SIN AFECTAR AL TEXTO), CANTOS UN POCO SUCIOS, CON ALGUNOS ROCES EN EL PLANO DE LAS TAPAS; VOL. 2º CON EL LOMO ROZADO EN LOS EXTREMOS Y UN POCO GASTADO (TEJUELO UN POCO ROZADO), CON LOS BORDES Y ESQUINAS DE LAS PAGINAS ROZADOS, CANTOS UN POCO SUCIOS, CON SELLO CON EL NOMBRE BORRADO, PAPEL Y CANTOS TOSTADOS CON MANCHAS DE OXIDO EN LAS PAGINAS, TRES ULTIMAS PAGINAS UN POCO ARRUGADAS, CON ALGUNAS PAGINAS SUBRAYADAS, ULTIMA GUARDA CON MANCHA DE HUMEDAD ( SIN AFECTAR AL TEXTO) Y UN POCO ARRUGADA, CON ALGUNOS ROCES EN EL PLANO DE LAS TAPAS; VOL. 3º EJEMPLAR CON EL LOMO ROZADO EN LOS EXTREMOS, CON LOS BORDES Y ESQUINAS DE LAS TAPAS ROZADOS, CANTOS UN POCO SUCIOS, CON ALGUNOS ROCES EN EL PLANO DE LAS TAPAS, CON SELLO CON EL NOMBRE BORRADO, PAPEL Y CANTOS TOSTADOS CON MANCHAS DE OXIDO EN LAS PAGINAS, CON ALGUNAS ESQUINAS Y BORDES DE LAS PAGINAS DOBLADAS; VOL. 4º EJEMPLAR CON EL LOMO ROZADO EN LOS EXTREMOS Y LATERALES, CON LOS BORDES Y ESQUINAS DE LAS TAPAS ROZADOS, CON EL PLANO DE LAS TAPAS ROZADO, CANTOS UN POCO SUCIOS, CON MARCAS Y SUBRAYADOS EN LAS PAGINAS, CON SELLOS CON EL NOMBRE BORRADO, PAPEL Y CANTOS TOSTADOS CON MANCHAS DE OXIDO EN LAS PAGINAS, ALGUNAS ESQUINAS ROTAS DE LAS PAGINAS SIN AFECTAR AL TEXTO; ESTADO DE LOS EJEMPLARES ACEPTABLE (PAPEL TOSTADO, CON PERDIDAS DE PIEL Y CON MANCHAS DE OXIDO EN LAS PAGINAS, CON SELLOS Y PAGINAS SUBRAYADAS Y TAPAS CON ROCES EN EL PLANO).

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        NEW MAP OF THE CITY AND UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

      Pearson, R., High Street, London 1817 - VG map. Image size 432x357mm. Plate mark 470x410. Removed from "Walks of Oxford". The 1st edition was published in late 1700s. Bright map. To differentiate from the city itself the Oxford buildings are in very dark black. Faint aging but ZERO foxing, soiling or damp staining. Few closed tears at the fold lines, restricted solely to the margins BUT: a 6" closed tear at center right which is repaired on verso with what appears to be acid free repair tape. No other tears, not even a pin prick at fold line intersections. This map has 3 changes from the 1st edition. (1) 1st had 54 numbered locations, now expanded to 56. (2) 1st DID NOT include "University" in the title. (3) Distance scale now in yards. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Minen und der Unterirdische Krieg

      Eleven folding lithographed plates. viii, 164 pp., one leaf of errata. Large 4to, cont. sheep-backed marbled boards (upper cover a little defective), flat spine gilt, green leather lettering piece on spine. Wien: "K.K. Hof-und Staats-Ärarial-Druckerei," 1817. First edition of this "incunable of lithography" concerning the construction of mines to attack fortified positions. Hauser (1784-1828), was an Austrian military engineer who wrote several other works on artillery, strategy, and military engineering. In 18th-century Europe, several battles involved mining and counter-mining, most notably the siege of Schweidnitz in 1762 during the Seven Years' War. Austrian and Prussian sappers played a central role as each side constantly probed for weaknesses in the other's lines. In the present work, Hauser proposes new methods for mining below fortifications to weaken deeply entrenched adversaries. He provides practical information including the assembly of the mines and how to load and ignite explosive devices underneath defenses. He also discusses the theory of underground warfare and whether it is best employed as a defensive or offensive strategy. The lithographed plates depict several examples of intricate fortifications, followed by plates showing where to build tunnels in order to weaken the defenses. Plate VII recreates the siege of Schweidnitz and complements explanatory text starting on page 86. Several of the plates depict the technical problems related to tunnel construction. Others depict expansive networks of tunnels and trenches. A fine copy. ❧ Wurzbach, VIII, 81-"Seinen Arbeiten wird von Kennern des Fachs Gründlichkeit und Gediegenheit zugeschrieben.".

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        Nouveau Plan de Londres et du Bourg de Southwark.

      1817 - Paris, Langlois, c. 1817. French text. 300 x 610mm. Detailed plan of London with a translation of English to French words below.

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        Fabulae Aesopi Selectae, or Select Fables of Aesop

      1817. AESOP. FABULAE AESOPI SELECTAE, or, Select Fables of Aesop: With AN English translation, more literal than any yet extant, designed for the reader instruction of beginners in the Latin tongue. By H. Clarke. Baltimore: Published by J. & T. Vance; J. Robinson, Printer, 1817. Parallel texts in Latin and English printed in double columns. 161 pp. 12mo. Worn and rubbed contemporary binding of speckled calf, with shallow loss at crown. The upper board is detached. Text leaves are age-browned and foxed. This imprint is not noted in OCLC, though it does note a Fielding Lucas Jr. imprint in Baltimore from the same year, with the same pagination. (Shaw & Shoemaker 39948).

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        The LAST DYING MOMENTS Of BENJAMIN CAINES, And PATRICK DALTON, Who were executed at Gloucester, Saturday, Sept. 6, 1817. [Price One Penny]

      Bristol: Harry Bonner, Printer. [1817]. Broadside. Woodcut [2-1/4" x 3"] of a hanged man, under title. 12" x 9-1/4" A fragile survivor, with age-toning, soiling & edge chipping. Good.

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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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        NUOVA CARTA DEL LAGO DI COMO

      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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        Parjumouf.

      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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