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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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        Holy Bible

      , 1817. 1817. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, According To the Authorized Version; with Notes, Explanatory and Practical… Oxford: Printed for the Society at the Clarendon Press, 1817. Three volumes. Large quarto, contemporary full straight-grain burgundy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $8500.Second edition of D

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        Peintures Antiques de Vases Grecs

      1817. First Edition . MILLINGEN, James. Peintures Antiques de Vases Grecs de la Collection de Sir John Coghill Bart. Rome: Imprimé par de Romanis, 1817. Large folio (15 by 22 inches), contemporary three-quarter green morocco gilt rebacked with original spine laid down; raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $5200.First edition, with 52 copperplate engravings (one double-page) of ancient Greek vases and their designs from the collection of John Coghill. Association copy, with a Coghill family bookplate.James Millingen (1774-1845), an archaeologist, “bought antiquities with rare judgment, and supplied most of the great museums of Europe with their choicest specimens of ancient art. He frequently offered his purchases to the trustees of the British Museum” (DNB). The nucleus of Sir John Coghill’s collection was purchased by him from from Italian playwright and art connoisseur Jean Gherardo de Rossi, who had 39 plates struck depicting the vases. Coghill added to this collection and had 13 additional plates engraved depicting these additions. “The Coghill collection of Greek vases (which included those of de Lalo and Bonnet) eventually passed in to the hands of Henry Englefield and Thomas Hope” (Blackmer 11284). With a 43-page explanation of the plates and three letters from de Rossi . Text in French. Blackmer 11284. From the Coghill family, with the “Coghill Family Records” bookplate.Plates and text fine, binding handsomely restored.

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        Holy Bible

      1817. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, According To the Authorized Version; with Notes, Explanatory and Practical… Oxford: Printed for the Society at the Clarendon Press, 1817. Three volumes. Large quarto, contemporary full straight-grain burgundy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $8500.Second edition of D’Oyly and Mant’s “valuable annotated Bible” (DNB), featuring the venerable King James text accompanied by extensive notes from the Church of England’s “most eminent writers,” splendidly illustrated with 64 engraved plates—many after the paintings of old masters and including nine fine engraved maps, two folding—and handsomely bound in full straight-grain morocco-gilt.First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the impact of the King James Version on piety, language and literature is incalculable. “The first edition of this Bible, prepared at the instance of Archbishop [of Canterbury] Manners-Sutton, appeared in 1814; the editors were his Domestic Chaplains” (Darlow & Moule 1072). “The reader who may consult [D’Oyly and Mant’s Bible] will rarely be disappointed… [It] may be pronounced to be a library of divinity” (Horne, 262). Extensive indices and concordance at rear of Volume III. With Apocrypha. Herbert 1658. Small bookbinder’s tickets.Occasional light foxing and offsetting. Marginal closed tear to leaf 13T1, Volume III, touching text. Contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt handsome. A near-fine copy of an impressive study Bible.

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        Natural History

      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’s magnum opus, with the important translation of Scottish naturalist William Smellie, this corrected and enlarged edition also featuring Chambers’ History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles and Insects, with frontispiece of Buffon in each volume, containing 52 beautiful hand-colored engravings, scarce in contemporary tree calf.“Natural history, prior to Buffon, had all the earmarks of an avocation, a hobby. Buffon is the one who raised it to the status of a science” (Mayr, 336). First translated into English in 1781 this work of Buffon provides, for the first time, “a complete survey of natural history in a popular form… in which he outlines a satisfactory account of the history of our globe… His belief in the mutability of species implied clearly some preparation for the thought of Darwin… Buffon was the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation” (PMM 198). For the naturalist, Buffon’s History was “a splendid and well-illustrated account, and was widely used and copied from, [since it] illustrated animals from remote parts of the world” (Knight, 92). See Genet-Varcin & Roger 207; Nissen 160; Norman 369. Volume I with contemporary owner signature of Edward L’Estrange to verso of title page. Occasional faint marginalia.Text and plates generally fresh with light scattered foxing and a few minor expert paper repairs, mostly marginal; expert restoration to attractive contemporary full calf-gilt bindings. Scarce.

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        Notes on a Journey in America

      1817. First Edition . BIRKBECK, Morris. Notes on a Journey in America, From the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois. With Proposals for the Establishment of a Colony of English. Philadelphia: Caleb Richardson, 1817. Small octavo (measures 5 by 8 inches), period-style full sheep gilt, red morocco spine label, uncut. $1600.First edition of Birkbeck's controversial work, an important influence in pointing emigrants to the west and establishing America as ""the land of plenty—triggering ""a new battlefield for the contest of the image of the United States""—a scarce uncut copy.To Birkbeck the American west ""was a place to escape the dead weight of European history."" Born in England, he counted Lafayette among his friends and ""corresponded with George Washington in the 1790s, politely declining the President's invitation to be the manager of Mount Vernon."" On emigrating to America, Birkbeck and George Flower founded ""an 'English Prairie' settlement…in late 1817, months before Illinois became the westernmost state in the Union…The English Prairie was…a new battlefield for the contest of the image of the United States…Throughout his Notes…Birkbeck emphasized a dichotomy between 'old America' and 'new America'. The Allegheny Mountains were no obstacle but rather a gateway to new Atlantis unspoiled by European religious or political hierarchies"" (Eaton, Anglo-American Paper War, 93-95). ""One of the most interesting and instructive books that have appeared for many years….What bounds has Nature set to the progress of this mighty nation?…[S]he is a power in spite of us, rapidly rising to supremacy"" (Edinburgh Review, June 1818, 120-137). ""The fame of [Birkbeck's] pioneering venture undoubtedly contributed to the rise in emigration during the hard times and political repression of the post-war period"" (DNB). Also containing his comments on slavery, social habits (""No American walks who can obtain a horse""), the tobacco trade, horse breeding and much more. Sabin 5569. Howes B468. Buck 95. Clark, Old South II: 4. Text with some scattered foxing, more so to last few pages. An extremely good copy.

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        Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793 to 1817, The

      London: Printed for J. Jenkins? by L. Harrison, 1817 - First Edition, First Issue, Large Paper CopyWith Fifty-Five Superb Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793 to 1817. London: Printed for J. Jenkins? by L. Harrison, [1817]. First edition, First Issue, Large-Paper Copy. Large quarto (16 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches; 426 x 324 mm.). xii, pp. (including dedication, introduction, list of plates and list of subscribers) and [74] leaves of descriptive text. Engraved title with uncolored vignette and fifty-five hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, J. Baily, and J. Jeakes after T. Whitcombe and Pocock. One uncolored plate with plan of the Bombardment of Algiers and plan of the Battle of Trafalgar. Text watermarked J. Whatman 1811; twelve plates watermarked J. Whatman 1811 and two plates watermarked J. Whatman 1816. Extra-illustrated with a hand-colored map and seventeen stipple portraits. Some marginal tears on the fore-margin of the engraved title have been expertly repaired, otherwise near fine. Modern three-quarter navy blue morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt in compartments, all edges uncut. A totally uncut copy, most certainly the largest we have ever seen. It is approximately a full three inches taller, and a full one and a half inches wider than any of the regular copies that we have seen. Generally speaking 'Large Paper' copies have better hand coloring than the regular copies. In this Large Paper copy the hand coloring can only be described as absolutely superb - the best we have ever seen.According to 'The List of Subscribers' there were 136 subscribers. The number of Large-Paper copies would have been in my estimation no more than twenty-five. I have never actually seen a Large Paper copy of this book nor can I locate any copies in Auction records over the past forty-five years (DJB).Extra illustrated with octavo stipple portraits of:1. Earl Howe. London: May 31, 18032. Sir Thomas Paisley. London: Dec 1, 18003. Sir Roger Curtis. London: Nov 1, 18014. Benjamin Caldwell. London: Jan 18045. Sir Peter Parker. London: Sep 18046. Sir John Colpoys. London: Apr 18047. Lord Bridport. London: Sep 1, 1795 (on verso of hand-coloured map of China)8. Captain Richard Bowen. London: May 31, 18109. Lord Bridport. 10. Earl of St. Vincent. London: Aug 1, 180011. Sir Thomas Troubridge. London: 184612. Sir Richard King. London: Jan 1, 180513. Lord Keith. London: Jul 31, 180314. Thomas Lord Graves.15. Sir James Saumarez. London: Sep 1, 180116. William Cornwallis. London: Feb 1, 180217. Captain John Stewart. London: May 31, 1812"As in the "Martial Achievements" there are late issues of the plates which must be examined to see that the watermarks are pre-publication. Some copies of this work have one or two additional plates, namely portraits of Nelson and Lord St Vincent. The work is complete without them. Copies were issued with the plates on India paper and also in etched outline. Some large-paper copies have the plates in three states. More sought after than the Martial Achievements, it is becoming uncommon". (Tooley p. 234-5). "Collectors should note that evidence of early state in this book can be found in the title-page vignette, originally issued uncoloured, and coloured only in later issues. The book was reprinted as late at 1840, copies having been seen with watermarks of the date." (Abbey, Life. p. 287). Abbey's copy measured 13 1/8 x 10 5/8 inches.Abbey, Life, 337; Bobins II, 360; Tooley 282. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Select Works of Plotinus, the Great Restorer of the Philosophy of Plato: and extracts from the treatise of Synesius on Providence. Translated from the Greek. With an introduction containing the substance of Porphyry's life of Plotinus. By Thomas Taylor

      London: Printed for and sold by, the author ... also by Messrs. Black and Son .., 1817. First edition. 8vo, lxxxii, 600 pp. Bound by Dusel in antique style calf, spine extra-gilt. Some offsetting in the text, but a fine copy.

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        Papers written in opposition to the Union Canal.

      Leith, William Reid & Co., 1817. 8vo., 114 + (2), + (115) - 118, lightly toned, tiny hole to p.17, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. First edition: rare. [OCLC & COPAC together locate copies only at Aberdeen + NLS + Bodleian.] Kress B.7012. A collection of papers by the Convenery of the Trades of Leith, declaring their opposition to the connection of the port of Leith with the Union Canal, which was still under construction. They took the view that it would give even more business to the subscribers who were running the canal trade as a monopoly, with the tariffs limited only by the tariffs of land transport and that Leith would lose its position as the sea port of the Scottish capital. ?The prospect held out of carrying the canal to Leith at some future period, must, it is feared, even independent of the contingencies alluded to, end in disappointment. Almost every avenue by which a canal can be carried to Leith, is already shut up with buildings, and every day such an undertaking becomes more and more difficult, so that in a few years it will be nearly impracticable? (p. 12). The traders succeeded in not having the Union Canal extended directly to Leith. The Canal was opened, some 30 years after the first plans, connecting the Clyde with the North Sea via Lochrin Basin, preserving much of the trade of Leith.

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        Abrégé des trois voyages du Capitaine Cook, précédé d'un extrait des vayages de Byron, Wall, Carteret et Bougainville, autour du monde. Nouvelle édition, Revue et corrigée, ornée d'une très-belle Carte générale des Vayages de Cook.

      Paris, Ledoux et Tenré. 1817 - 6 Bände. 8°. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Karte. Typische Berner Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 verschiedenfarbenen Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Neuausgabe, zusammengetragen aus den Bänden der 1780 erschienenen Sammlung "Abrégé de l'Histoire générale des voyages" - Mit der grossen Karte.- Band 4 am Rücken schwach beschabt. - Schönes Exemplar in guten Einbänden.

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        Sefer Iov im targum ashkenazi uveur me'et Aaron Wolfsohn. . . [Book of Job]

      Anton Schmid, Vienna, Wien 1817 - [22], 115, [5] pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Von den Krankheiten der Arterien und Venen mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Entwicklung und Behandlung der Aneurysmen und Arterienwunden.

      - Aus dem Engl. übersetzt u. mit Dr. Keysig's sowohl als mit eigenen Anmerkungen herausgegeben von F.A.Koberwein. - Hannover, Hahn, 1817, 8°, XXII, 609, (1) pp., 14 Abb. auf 3 Tafeln, Pappband d.Zt.; feines Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - "This book by Joseph Hodgson (1788-1869)is a wonderful storehouse of knowledge on the subject of vascular diseases, and contains many valuable historic data about aneurysms and the early ligations of important arteries." Garrison, History of Medicine, p.424. - "Includes the best illustrations of aneurysms and of arortic valvular endocarditis so far published, and the first description on non-sacculated dilation of the aortic arch ("Hodgson's disease"). Garrison - Friedrich Ludwig Kreysig (1770-1839), the translator and editor, had a marked influence on cardiology. He first demonstrated endocarditis long before Boulliard. - Garrison & Morton No. 2741 (1st. Engl. Ed. 1815); Bedford No. 708 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der ungarische Fuhrwagen, 1817

      - Technik: Tusche und Federzeichnung über Bleistift auf Papier, Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert. Beschriftung: unten links signiert und datiert: "J. A. Klein fec 1817.". Grösse: 26,2 x 36,5 cm (Darstellung). Beschreibung: Bei unserem Blatt von Johann Adam Klein handelt es sich um die Grundlage für eine von ihm später im Jahr angefertigte Tonlithographie, die als 14. Blatt in der dritten Lieferung der Sammlung von Original-Handzeichnungen der vorzüglichsten bayerischen lebenden Künstler erschienen ist.1 Auch wenn Klein die grundlegende Komposition in unserem Blatt bereits geklärt hat2, so nahm er für die Lithographie noch kleinere Änderungen vor, die allerdings entscheidenden Einfluss auf die Bildwirkung haben. So entfiel etwa der springende Hund zugunsten eines weiten Landschaftsausblickes und das Querformat wurde deutlich nach oben erweitert, so dass der Wagen insgesamt eine stärkere Verankerung im Raum erhielt.3 Jene unmittelbare, beinahe blattfüllende Konfrontation zwischen Wagen und Betrachter, wie sie auf unserem Blatt gegeben ist, entfällt dabei. Auch entbehrt die kleinteilige Ausarbeitung des Vordergrundes in der Lithographie mit den Steinchen und Furchen jene lockere Spontaneität des Pinsels, der die detaillierte Zeichnung der Pferde, auf denen offensichtlich Kleins Hauptaugenmerk lag, besonders akzentuiert. Vermutlich handelt es sich bei den Fuhrleuten um ungarische Fischhändler. Klein hat am 7. Mai 1818 einen ganz ähnlichen Wagen auf dem Fischmarkt in der Nähe des Dianabades in Wien gezeichnet (Vgl.-Abb. 3).4 Hier entleert einer der Händler gerade das hintere Fass mit den Fischen in ein Netz. Kleins besonderes Interesse an dem ungarischen Landleben und seinen Leuten mag durch die im Spätsommer 1817 gemeinsam mit Heinrich und Johann Mansfeld unternommene Reise an den Neusiedler See in Ungarn neuen Anschub erhalten haben.5 Unser Blatt bezeugt Kleins tiefgreifendes Interesse an einer dokumentarischen Schilderung seiner Umwelt, die aber keinesfalls in eine bloße Tatsachenbeschreibung abgleitet, sondern durch den Impetus der Arbeit eine sozialhistorische Ebene erhält. Die Schilderungen zeugen dabei von einer ungewöhnlichen Neutralität: Weder romantische Überhöhungen noch kritische Untertöne finden sich in den Momentaufnahmen. Gerade dieser schwebende Zustand des scheinbar gefrorenen Moments, den Klein festzuhalten versteht, macht den besonderen Reiz seiner Arbeiten aus. Die ganze Pracht der Kleinschen Zeichenkunst offenbart sich erst im intensiven Studium des Blattes, bei dem sich an jeder Stelle neu die Verblüffung über den meisterhaften Detailreichtum entzündet. Was den Arbeiten an Dynamik und Geschichte fehlt, kompensieren sie durch eine kontemplative Versenkung. |af| 1 Jahn 1863, Nr. 198. 2 Lediglich die Fußstellung der Bäuerin scheint er mehrfach überarbeitet zu haben. 3 Auch in zwei Gemäldeversionen des Motivs aus dem Jahre 1829 findet sich diese Positionierung. 4 Ungarische Fischhändler, Pinsel, Feder und Bleistift auf Papier, 1818, 13,5 x 19,7 cm. Graphische Sammlung der Museen der Stadt Nürnberg, Inv. Nr. Norica 57. Vgl. A.-Kat. Nürnberg 2006, Kat. Nr. 38, S. 180. 5 Vgl. Kleins handschriftliche Autobiographie aus dem Jahre 1833, abgedruckt in A.-Kat. Nürnberg 2006, S. 314-323, hier S. 317. 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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        The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale, by Doctor Goldsmith. Illustrated with Twenty-Four Designs by Thomas Rowlandson.

      London: Published by Ackerman At the Repository of Arts. Printed by W. Clowes. 1817 - FIRST EDITION with Rowlandson illustrations. 8vo, 229 x 143 mms., pp. [5], 6 - 254, 24 neatly hand-coloured illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson, contemporary half plum calf, gilt spine, marbled boards. A very good copy. "The illustrated books underline Rowlandson's extraordinary range. He was as much a master of the lyrical watercolour of rolling countryside as of the incisive caricature. A specialist in urban topography, though more interested in the picturesque than in exactitude, he was portraitist, social commentator, and sporting artist. Above all, he revelled in the comedy of everyday life, emphasizing the ridiculous and the ribald in his inventions, poking fun but avoiding emotion and satire. Much of the incident in his story-telling has to do with human appetites; eating, drinking, and amorous relationships—the last often involving a corpulent elderly man and a buxom young girl—are at the heart of Rowlandson's world. The pen and ink sketch, marked by brilliant draughtsmanship and acute observation of stance, movement, and character, was his forte" (John Hayes in ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des caractères physiques des pierres précieuses pour servir à leur détermination lorsqu'elles ont été taillées.

      P., Courcier, 1817, in 8°, de XXII-253pp., ill. de 3 planches gravées se dépl., pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse orné, coiffes et coins lég. usés, 1er plat frappé aux armes de "l'Athénée royal de la ville d'Anvers.", rousseurs. Edition originale de ce traité technique important du père de la minéralogie moderne, paru 5 ans avant son célèbre "traité de cristallographie". Hauy applique ici la théorie mathématique de la structure des cristaux à l'étude des caractéristiques des pierres précieuses. DSB VI.178-183 - Sotheran, Ier supp. 4766 - Ward & Carozzi, 1026 - Sinkankas 2811 "A work of fundamental importance in the science of gemology and marking the transition from a purely descriptive method to accurate determination of properties and applying them to identification"

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        REAL TÍTULO EN QUE S.M CONCEDE HONORES Y PREROGATIVAS DE REGIDOR DE LA MUY HERÓICA VILLA DE MADRID AL EXCMO SEÑOR DON MARTIN DE GARAY, SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO UNIVERSAL DE HACIENDA

      Madrid 1817 - 33x24 cm.En plena piel de la época,(tafilete), orlado con hilos de oro y guardas de seda.7 hojas.Importante documento del Rey Fernando VII que firma a solicitud del Ayuntamiento de Madrid. Firmado por su Magestad,-Yo el Rey- y otros como Juan Ignacio de Ayesterán,el teniente canciller mayor,Aquilino Escudero, el Duque del Infantado,el Conde de Pinazo,Juan Marin. Sello y lacre real. Buen estado con la encuadernación algo deslucida por el paso del tiempo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In den Ruinen von Stahremberg, 1817

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Mittig in der Druckplatte bezeichnet: "6 Ansichten aus der Umgebung des Schneebergs gez. u. radirt 1817 von J. C. Erhard", Unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "J. C. Erhard fec Vienae 1817 | in den Ruinen v. Stahremberg", links unten in Bleistift datiert: "d. 22. Dec. 1820". Werkverzeichnis: Apell 11, III/III. Serie: Sechs Ansichten aus den Umgebungen des Schneebergs bei Wiener-Neustadt, Titelblatt. Grösse: 16 x 20,6 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 19,3 x 24,2 cm (Papier). 16,9 x 21,3 cm (Plattenmaß). Zustand: Guter Zustand. Auf dem gesamten Blatt sind Stockflecken sichtbar. Auf dem Blattrand schwach berieben. Die Blattecken sind minimal bestoßen. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. Zustand: Guter Zustand. Auf dem gesamten Blatt sind Stockflecken sichtbar. Auf dem Blattrand schwach berieben. Die Blattecken sind minimal bestoßen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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. 1st Printing. A fragile suvivor, with age-toning, soiling & edge chipping. Good.. Broadside. Woodcut [2-1/4" x 3"] of a hanged man, under title. 12" x 9-1/4" Caines was convicted of breaking and entering, to wit, the 'dwelling-house of Mrs. Sarah Prigg", and making off with a number of items, including 'plate'. Even though in the company of others, Caine was the only one identified, having lost his mask during the robbery, and subsequently identified by the victim's nephew. Dalton, a seaman, was convicted for assault, and theft of a silver watch. "After joining in a short prayer, they [Caines & Dalton] shook hands with each other, and the signal being given, they were launched into eternity." While no copies of this broadside were found listed on OCLC, we do note Mr Bonner was the publisher of a number of similar publications, an apparent staple of his livelihood as a printer, with the earliest coming in 1810 [from Goucester], and the last 1821 [also Bristol, as here].

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        Zur Kenntniss der Böhmischen Gebirge.

      [n.p. 1817]. 8vo (205 x 115mm). pp. 32. Old blue paperstrip spine, preserved in a new marbled slipcase. A rare separate offprint from 'Zur Naturwissenschaft überhaupt' (1817-1822) with a new numbering of the pages. According to Schmid 'Goethe und die Naturwissenschaft' number 101, there is a small textual difference. At the end of Goethe's essay on 'Carlsbad' the following has been added 'Jena, den 1. Juli 1817, Goethe'. The essay on Carsbad pp. 3-6, is followed by 'Joseph Müllerische Sammlung' pp. 7- 26 and 'Recapitulation' pp. 26-30; and 'Nachträge' pp. 26-30. Goethe visited Karlsbad 12 times between 1785 and 1820. Here he made the aquaintance of Joseph Müller (1727-1817) a stone cutter who had a cabinet of minerals. Together they explored the geology and mineralogy of the area. The cabinet was bought by David Knoll after Müller's death and greatly enlarged. In 1832, Goethe's year of death, Goethe wrote a new text adding Müller's course of life. /The present offprint is very rare and Goethe probably had a few printed to give away as presents. A well preserved copy. On verso of the title we find the following charming poem:/Was ich dort gelebt, genossen,/Was mir all dorther entsprossen,/Welche Freude, welche Kenntniss,/Wär ein allzulang Geständniss!/Mög es jeden so erfreuen,/Die Erfahrenen, die Neuen!//G. Schmid no. 101.

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        A brief exposé, which every person, who insures either life or property in Ireland,

      8vo., (2) + 26pp., old red inkstamp of a mercantile library on title-page and on one text page, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A good, crisp, copy.Publisher: [Dublin] N. Kelly & Son, South Great George's-Street - Printers to the Norwich Union Fire and Life Association.Year: 1817Edition: First (only?) edition.

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        Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son Organisation, pour server de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparé.

      Paris: Deterville, 1817. Four volumes, octavo, 15 engraved plates by C.-L. Laurillard a handsome set, with all four half-titles, in contemporary quarter calf over mottled papered boards, gilt, double spine labels in red & green. First edition of this germinal work of natural history, with three volumes by Cuvier himself, and the fourth an important study of insects by his friend and colleague Latreille.Recognised as the father of comparative anatomy, Cuvier published widely throughout his lifetime, but this was his most famous and influential work, and contained the results of all his previous research on the structures of living and fossil animals. It was based upon his vast knowledge of zoological anatomies, and in it he applied Linnæus' system of nomenclature and classification to the whole animal kingdom, in the process establishing his four great classes: vertebrate, molluscous, articulate, and radiated.Cuvier's work is a benchmark for many reasons, not least for the third volume present here, which is actually the work of Pierre André Latreille, Professor of Entomology at the Paris Museum: Latreille's contribution was not only a significant contribution to his field, but he had earlier been heavily involved in characterising the insects collected on the Baudin voyage to Australia and the Pacific. In the present volume, Latreille sought to update the foundation work of scholars including Fabricius within Cuvier's framework; as a result, Latreille included here many Australian insects including two, the 'Rhipcera' and the 'Heleus', noted for the first time.Cuvier, born in 1769, was invited by Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire to come to Paris in 1795. He took an appointment at the newly-formed Muséum nationale d'histoire naturelle, where he remained until his death from cholera in 1832. He had first publicly canvassed his new quadripartite schema of the animal kingdom in an 1812 presentation to the Academy of Sciences, but it was in this work that he first detailed how this proposed division worked in practice. Here, each of the classes is discussed in a separate volume, with volumes I, II and IV by Cuvier himself; his organizations of fish families in particular 'were so soundly based that they have become orders or suborders in present classification' (DSB).Throughout his career, Cuvier held to the premise of Le Règne Animal that the four branches were fundamentally different, and that any similarities between them were due entirely to common functions rather than common ancestry. He did not believe, that is, that there was any evolutionary adaptation, a stance which put him in open conflict with his contemporaries such as Buffon, Lamarck, and Geoffroy. This led to the famous debate between Cuvier and Geoffroy at the Académie Royale des Sciences in Paris in 1830.Cuvier's towering position in the French natural sciences should be seen in the context of a very cynical view of his ambitions towards intellectual ownership of the science on Freycinet's voyage, an idea explored in correspondence between Faujas de Saint Fond and Louis de Freycinet. Some foxing to the plates.

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        EL EXPERIMENTADO CAZADOR O PERFECTO TIRADOR. A instancias de un Amigo suyo, que desea poseer la honesta diversión de saber cazar y tirar al vuelo, y corriendo precaverse de los daños que resultan del manejo de la Escopeta, y también prepararse con todo lo mas útil y necesario para lograr dicho fin. Tercera edición añadida y aumentada con el ARTE DE PESCAR

      - Madrid, Imprenta de Leonardo Núñez, 1817, 15x10 cm., en piel, VIII+128 págs

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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

      Leeds: Inchbold and Gawtress. Very Good+. 1817. Reprint. Hardcover. 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 .

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        Neues Journal der Pharmacie für Aerzte, Apotheker und Chemiker. Bände 1-12 (in zus. 21 Teilbänden).

      Leipzig, Vogel, 1817-1826. - Je Band ca. 600 bis 1000 Seiten. Mit zus. 23 Kupfertafeln (es fehlt 1 Kupfertafel in Band 6/1). *Fortsetzung des "Journal der Pharmacie" (1794-1817) als "Neues Journal der Pharmacie". dieses erschien 1817-1834 in 27 Bänden. Die Zeitschrift ist die "erste größere wissenschaftliche pharmazeutische Zeitschrift der Welt" (Adlung/Urdang). - Vorliegend die Bände 1-12, gebunden in 21 Bänden (Jeder Band erschien in 2 Stücken, die hier in je zwei Teilbänden gebunden sind, bei den Bänden 9-12 sind beide Teilestücke zusammen in je einem Band gebunden). Schönes Exemplar in einheitlicher zeitgenössischer Bindung, lediglich Band 6/1 ist in einem abweichenden Pappband der Zeit, bei diesem Band fehlt die genannte Kupfertafel. Hübsche Einbände, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      John Murray, London 1817 - (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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hortus Breiterianus oder Verzeichniss aller derjenigen Gewächse, welche im Breiterschen botanischen Garten zu Leipzig gezogen und unterhalten werden,

      8vo., engraved frontispiece of the gardens and glasshouses, (4) + lvi + 558pp., early 19th century ink inscriptions on title-page and fly-leaf, a little general paper toning, original boards with gilt lettering piece on spine, the boards lightly worn at extremities else a very good copy indeed.Publisher: Leipzig, im Verlag bey C.F. Franz.Year: 1817Edition:

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        LA REGNE' ANIMAL DISTRIBUE' D'' APRES SON ORGANISATION POUR SERVIR DE BASE A' L'' HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES ANIMAUX ET D'' INTRODUCTION A' L'' ANATOMIE COMPAREE. PARIS, DETERVILLE 1817 1817

      PARIS, DETERVILLE 1817. 4 VOLUMI IN- 8°, M. PELLE COEVA. COMPLESSIVE 2076 PP. E 15 TAVOLE INCISE IN RAME F.T. NEL VOL. IV, UN OCCHIETTO ANTISTANTE LE TAVOLE É STATO OMESSO IN ORIGINE. ESEMPLARE INTONSO DELLA RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. IL CUVIER, ANATOMISTA, ZOOLOGO E GEOLOGO FRANCESE, PROFESSORE A PARIGI, FU CONSIDERATO IL FONDATORE DELL' ANATOMIA COMPARATA E DELLA PALEONTOLOGIA. > (HOEFER, HISTOIRE DE LA ZOOLOGIE, P. 361). > (SINGER, HISTORY OF BIOLOGY, PP. 231-37). > (GARRISON - MORTON, MEDICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, 327). > (H.F. NORMAN LIBRARY, 567). D.S.B., III, PP. 521.28. AGASSIZ, II, P. 148. B.M.C. (NATURAL HISTORY), I, P. 410. WOOD, LITER. OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY, P. 307. NISSEN, ZOOLOGISCHE BUCHILLUSTRATION, 1013. COLEMAN G. CUVIER ZOOLOGIST, PP. 74-106. LA NASCITA DELL' ANATOMIA COMPARATA.

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        Etwas, das Göthe gesagt hat. 16 S. Orig.-Heftstreifen.

      Leipzig 1817. - Seltene Originalausgabe, ein Rarissimum der deutschen Literatur. Nur in wenigen Exemplaren als "Manuscript für Freunde" gedruckt ist das Heft nie ausgegeben worden und heute ist nur ein Exemplar in der UB Leipzig nachweisbar. Adam Müller (1779-1829), der 1805 zum Katholizismus konvertierte Philosoph, Staatstheoretiker, Publizist, Mitherausgeber von Kleists 'Phöbus' und Hauptvertreter der politischen Romantik, war seit 1815 österreichischer Generalkonsul für Norddeutschland mit Sitz in Leipzig und eifriger Informant Metternichs. Besonders aufmerksam beobachtete Müller die "demagogischen Umtriebe" der Burschenschaften und der Professoren an der Universität Jena sowie die Geschehnisse während des Wartburgfestes 1817. Anlässlich des 300. Jahrestages von Luthers Thesenanschlag (31. Oktober 1517) und im Gedenken an die Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig (16.-19. Oktober 1813) lud die Jenaer Burschenschaft Vertreter deutscher Universitäten zum 18. Oktober 1817 auf die Wartburg zu einem "Nationalfest" ein. Es war die Verbindung von Reformationsjubiläum (Reformation der Kirche) und aktuellem politischen Aufbegehren (Reformation des Staates), die Müllers Ingrimm erregte. Eine Bemerkung Goethes in der 'Italienischen Reise' zu den Verdiensten des Heiligen Filippo Neri um die katholische Reform im Rom des 16. Jahrhunderts, nahm Adam Müller zum Anlass, in vorliegender Schrift "das unbefriedigende der Lutherischen Reformation [darzustellen], und daneben . auf die Widersprüche der Reformationsfeyer, und auf die daraus zu ziehenden verderblichen Folgerungen" hinzuweisen. Die Leipziger theologische Zensur verweigerte ihr Imprimatur. Am 1. November hatte Adam Müller das Manuskript an die "Hirschfeldische Buchdruckerey" in Leipzig geschickt "mit dem Auftrage des Abdrucks einer kleinen Anzahl Exemplare, die nicht für den Buchhandel, sondern nur als Manuscript für Freunde bestimmt waren". Die Druckgenehmigung ließ lange auf sich warten. Der Drucker behielt sämtliche - schon vor der Freigabe gedruckten - Exemplare den Gesetzen gemäß bei sich, dem Autor wurde das Manuskript zurückgegeben. An Metternich berichtet Müller im Dezember 1817: "Inzwischen - und bevor mir die Censurentscheidung zukam, bevor also die für meine Kosten gedruckte Schrift mir selbst, geschweige einer dritten Person ausgeantwortet werden konnte, erschien, mit Nachdruck einzelner Stellen meiner nicht erschienenen Schrift, eine leidenschaftliche Gegenschrift des Professor [Wilhelm Traugott] Krug [mit dem Titel "Etwas, das Herr Adam Müller gesagt hat über Etwas, das Göthe gesagt hat, und noch Etwas, das Luther gesagt hat"], die den Studenten von den Kanzeln dringend empfohlen und . gekauft wurde . Ich beschloß nunmehr meine Schrift nicht erscheinen zu lassen [und] der Königl. Sächsischen Regierung, jedoch nur im Privatwege, weil hier sehr delikate Verhältnisse zu schonen waren, ein Memoire über den vollständigen Hergang der Sache, den Diebstahl meines Eigenthums, das ämtliche Vergehen des Censors zu überreichen". Müller hegte den - wohl begründeten - Verdacht, dass sich Krug die Schrift widerrechtlich über den Zensor besorgt hat, da in der Druckerei noch "sämmtliche Exemplare der Druckschrift, mit Ausnahme eines dem Hrn. Censor . überlassenen Exemplares, vorhanden" waren. Krug will aber die Schrift von einem Rechtsgelehrten (also nicht von dem theologischen Zensor) erhalten haben, wie er öffentlich aussagte. Müller veranlasste, dass "sämtliche Exemplare [seiner Schrift] versiegelt in der Druckerey . belassen" wurden. Die von Müller informierte Königl. Sächsische Regierung hatte daraufhin "dem Buchdrucker befohlen, [dem Autor] sämmtliche Exemplare auszuantworten, was denn auch mit einziger Ausnahme des vom Censor entwendeten Exemplars geschehn ist. Von dieser Schrift, die nur für Freunde bestimmt war und auch jetzt niemandem mitgetheilt werden und niemals erscheinen wird überreiche ich Ew. Durchlaucht [Fürst Metternich] das anliegende Exemplar ehrfurchtsvoll". Auf dem Titel seines eigenen Exe [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Stratagems of Chess, or, A Collection of Critical and Remarkable Situations selected from the Works of eneminent masters, illustrated on plates, describing the ingenious moves by which the game is either won, drawn, or stalemate Obtained

      London: T and J Allman, 1817. v+150+69pp with frontispiece, illustrations and diagrams. Duodecimo (6 31/2" x 4") bound in three quarter leather with marbled boards, and gilt lettering. Taken from the 1802 French edition Stratagemes des echecs. First English edition published in 1817. (A van der Linde:2156; Whyld and Ravillous: 1817:13) Second edition.Published anonymously. Unchanged from the 1st edition published in the same year, except the first edition had only 64 additional pages at end.Condition:New three quarter leather and end papers with original marbled boards else a very good copy.

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        mahzor LeYom Rishon shel Rosh Hashana keminhag ashkenaz Meduyak hadek hetev u-mevoar be-veur maspik u-meturgam Ashkenazit kak venaki

      Ephraim Hadamard, Metz 1817 - 134, 8 leaves. Stain on title page. Printed on excellent, thick paper. WorldCat: Libraries worldwide that own item: 3. The Hebrew text is vowelzied. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The LIFE Of The MOST NOBLE ARTHUR MARQUIS And EARL Of WELLINGTON ... With Copius Details and Delineations, Historical, Political, and Military ... Including Numerous Interesting Professional Anecdotes, ... Forming a Complete and General View of his Services ... In Two [Three] Volumes.

      London: Printed by and for J. and J. Cundee, (n. d.). 3 volumes (xix, [20] - 568, vi; viii, [9] - 567, [7]; xiv, [15] - 570, [6] pp). Index concludes each volume. Set complete through publication date; a 15-page "Appendix" dealing with the battle of Waterloo was issued separately in 1817 and is not present here. Frontis & engraved title leaf each volume. 3 folding maps. 29 plates (Vol I - 8; Vol II - 9; Vol III - 11). Head- tailpieces. 8vo. Modest wear. Small chip to 'Volume' label of Volume I, which has had its front joint professionally strengthened at some point in the past. A portrait of Lafayette sometimes reported in Volume I, which is not present here. Withal, a handsome VG+ set.

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