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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]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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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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      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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      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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        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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        A NEW LOTTERY BOOK; On a Plan Entirely New; Designed to allure Little Ones into a Knowledge of their Letters, & c. by way of Diversion. By Tommy Trip, A Lover of Children. Price Twopence.

      48 pages, including pastedown wrappers. Wood-engraved frontispiece & 37 cuts in the text, including an illustrated alphabet. Original printed wrappers with cut to lower wrapper. Spine repaired; else an excellent copy. An interactive, and not uncommon, method of teaching the alphabet: children are encouraged to stick a pin through the pictures to the letters on the other side.

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        Les trois derniers mois de l'Amérique méridionale et du Brasil, suivis des personnalités et incivilités de la quotidienne et du journal des débats. Deuxième édition

      F. Bechet, libraire, Paris 1817 - Encuadernado con: 1) Les six derniers mois de l'Amérique et du Brésil. M. de Pradt. Paris, Chez F. Béchet, libraire, 1818. 267 pp. 2) Pièces relatives a Saint-Domingue et a l'Amérique, mises en ordre. M. de Pradt. Paris. Chez F. Béchet, libraire, 1818. 206 pp. 1 volumen(es)/volume(s) 166 páginas

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        Pomona Britannica


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

      London: Printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press, 1817. First edition, with half-titles and errata. Hundreds of engravings and examples of type etc., some tinted in red and blue. 3 vols. Imperial 8vo. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco by Charles Smith, covers gilt ruled with gilt side-pieces along central panel, spines in six compartments with elaborate gilt scrollwork, gilt turn-ins, blue silk doublures with gilt cornerpieces duplicated on silk free endpapers, a.e.g. Foxed, minor rubbing to boards, an attractive copy. First edition, with half-titles and errata. Hundreds of engravings and examples of type etc., some tinted in red and blue. 3 vols. Imperial 8vo. Bound by Charles Smith. Dibdin's lavish work in an ornate binding by Charles Smith, one of the more active and competent binders in London of the 1810s-'30s, with his "13 Church St Soho" ticket in volume 1. Windle & Pippin A28; Jackson no.40; Hart no.186; Bigmore and Wyman pp. 169-70. Provenance: R.P. Hooper (bookplate)

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        A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean.

      London: Printed by Luke Hansard... and Sold by G. and A. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, 1803-, 1803-1817. Five volumes, quarto, with 28 engraved maps (18 of them folding), 13 plates (one folding) and six text woodcuts; in half calf with marbled boards; a very good sound set. First edition of 'the most important general history of early South Sea discoveries containing practically everything of importance on the subject' (Hill); Burney's great compilation 'must always form the basis of historical research for early voyages and discoveries throughout the Pacific' (Hocken). The collection covers more than 250 years of Pacific exploration prior to that of Cook, including Spanish, Dutch, French and English voyages, with a general 'History of the Buccaneers of America', and concludes with Bougainville's voyage to Tahiti.Burney, who sailed with Cook as lieutenant during the last two voyages, received encouragement from Sir Joseph Banks (to whom the work is dedicated) and enjoyed free access both to Banks's magnificent library of books and manuscripts, and to Dalrymple's collection of scarcer Spanish books. Whenever possible, he relied on manuscript accounts, generally comparing them with printed narratives for purposes of style. The collection contains much that is nowhere else accessible, and will always remain one of the chief authorities for the history of the geographical exploration and discovery of the Pacific.Burney himself explains (in volume 5) that 'the termination of this present work is adapted to the commencement of voyages in another collection [i.e. that of Hawkesworth], which with the addition of M. de Bougainville's voyage round the world, follow as an immediate sequel, without any chasm being left, to the Discoveries here related... '. This is therefore the essential precursor to the series of voyage publications, starting with Wallis, Carteret, and Cook, that began the new age of discovery. Some browning and staining but in generally good internal condition.

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        Observations on the effect of the manufacturing system:

      8vo., 20pp., recently well bound in old-style quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. A fine, large, copy, entirely uncut.Publisher: London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown (and others).Year: 1817Edition: NLW 8. This edition not in Goldsmiths. Williams II, p.543. Harrison p.272. Kress B.7003.

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        Six Commercial Importing Lists from port of Quebec

      Quebec: Printed for the proprietors at the New Printing-Office, 1817. 1st Edition. No binding. Good. RARE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR EARLY QUEBEC COMMERCIAL HISTORY Six Commercial single page, two sided, Lists from Quebec, regarding the arrival and departure of ships, imports, exports and other news relating to this trade. Five are entitled "The Commercial List" and the other is "The Quebec Commercial List". Approximate size is 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches except the 1817 which is smaller 11 3/4 x 7 inches). Vol. 2 No. 11 Monday July 28, 1817 Vol. 6 No. 14 Thursday August 16, 1821 Vol. 6 No. 15 Thursday August 23, 1821 Vol. 6 No. 16 Thursday August 30, 1821 Vol. 6 No. 17 Thursday September 6, 1821 Vol. 6 No. 18 Thursday September 13, 1821 Virtually all pages all are uncut (untrimmed), all have been folded and now flat and all except the 1817 have a small hole in the top centre probably for filing or hold pages together. Overall good condition. 5 of 6 have the name signed at the top of Millar & Parlane, the general merchandising firm of Millar, Parlane and Company, (James Millar and Alexander Parlane) one of Montreal's leading importers. It was, by 1818, an active exporter of wood, flour, and ashes and its imports became more varied.

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        A narrative of the case of Miss Margaret McAvoy;

      4to., engraved plate (rather foxed and offset), xix(1)111(1)15(1)p., contemporary dark blue half calf over marbled boards, spine fully gilt with raised bands and label (the label chipped), marbled edges. A very good presentation copy inscribed in ink at head of title-page, To the Edinburgh Reviewers with the author's compliments.Publisher: London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy,Year: 1817Edition: First edition: scarce. Wellcome IV p.508. Not in Garrison & Morton. Not in Osler. Not in Heirs of Hippocrates.

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        The English Dance of Death and The Dance of Life.

      Royal 8vo (three volumes). Sometime rebound in arts and crafts style full crushed red morocco gilt by W. Root & Son, boards with double gilt-ruled fillet borders enclosing triple rules with crescent cornerpieces containing three gilt entwined flowers, spines gilt in compartments, lettered directly in two and at foot with imprint, others continuing three gilt entwined flowers motif, gilt-ruled board edges, parallel gilt-ruled turn-ins with three gilt entwined flower cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, red silk markers; Death I: pp. vii, [1 (blank)], 295, [1 (colophon)],[4 ('Index to the First Volume)]; Death II: pp. [2 (title-page, verso blank)], 299, [1 (blank)], [4 ('Index to Second Volume)]; Life: [2 (title-page, verso blank)], ii, ii, 285, [1 (blank)], missing 1 Advertisement leaf; Death I: hand-coloured engraved frontispiece retaining tissue guard, additional hand-coloured engraved title-page, 36 hand-coloured engravings retaining tissue guards; Death II: 36 hand-coloured engravings retaining tissue guards; Life: hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, additional hand-coloured engraved title-page, 24 hand-coloured engravings; slight marking to upper board of Death Vol. I and lower board of Death Vol. II, offsetting from turn-ins to endpapers, occasional very slight foxing throughout but nonetheless a clean copy in a handsome binding. First editions. Drawing on the tradition of the Dance of Death - an artistic genre of late-medieval allegory on the universality of death, no matter one's station in life - Rowlandson produced a contemporary version gleefuly skewering popular society. Originally published in parts, these editions were first published after completion and parts of the spine from the original cloth binding are mounted at large in the rear of the two volumes of The Dance of Death. As is not uncommon The Dance of Life is missing a single leaf of Advertisements at the rear, possibly lost at the point of binding. Tooley described the Dance of Death as 'Indispensable to any Rowlandson collection, one of the essential pivots of any colour plate Library, being one of the main works of Rowlandson.' (English Books with Coloured Plates, p. 334). W. Root & Son were known for their fine bindings and also worked on trade bindings and sets. The firm were based in Red Lion Square between 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of The Rotarian notes with regret that W. Root had been bombed out of their premises on Paternoster Row. Falk: 219, 220; Tooley 410, 411.

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        Kelly: A new and complete system of universal geography, 2 Volumi, London 1817

      1817. Autore: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Titolo: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Luogo e Data di Pubblicazione: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Pagine: XX, 774, 2nn, 1103, testo in inglese su due colonne Dimensioni cm.: 27x22 Stato di Conservazione: A meno di gravi mancanze che in genere vengono evidenziate nella descrizione e nelle foto, per lo stato di conservazione fanno fede le fotografie che trovate dopo la descrizione, in ogni caso potete contattarci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Volume primo: Antiporta incisa raffigurante il globo, strappetti riparati ai lati con nastro Mappamondo ripiegato di cm 42x27, carta del sistema copernicano 26x20 cm, sfere armillare 26x20 cm, carta dell'Asia 42 x27 cm, carta della Turchia asiatica 26x20 cm, veduta vicino a Damasco, rovine di Balbec, carta della Cina, ponte in catene in Cina, strada di colonne in Cina, veduta di Canton in Cina, carta dell'Hindostan, scena nell'East Indies, funerale a Talapoin, carta della Persia, rovine di Palmyra, carta dell'Impero Russo 42x 27 cm, slitta in Kamtschatka, cosacco del Don, carta East India Islands, carta dell'Oceano Pacifico, abitanti in New Caledonia, selvaggio della Nuova Caledonia, danza in Thaiti (riparata con nastro), offerta al Capitano Cook in Sandwich Islands, carta dell'Africa, carta dell'Egitto, veduta delle Piramidi, veduta in Sierra Leone, carta del Capo di Buona Speranza, Ottentotti che processano un criminale, carta del Nord America, carta delle colonie Britanniche nel Nord America, Indiano Americano, cascate del Niagara in Canada, carta degli Stati Uniti, interno di una casa a Oonalashka, carta delle West Indies, carta del Sud America, neri che cercano diamanti in Brasile Volume secondo: Antiporta raffigurante Britannia che istruisce Europa, Asia, Africa e America Carta del Mondo 42x27 cm, carta dell'Europa 42x27 cm ( inserita nel volume al contrario), carta della Scandinavia 42x27cm, veduta di una miniera di ferro, carta della Turchia Europea, veduta dei Dardanelli, veduta nel Levante, rovine in Atene, il Serraglio a Costantinopoli, carta della Spagna e del Portogallo, ponte sul fiume Nissa, ponte di Salamanca, veduta di Gibilterra, castello di Punhete sulle rive del Tagus, veduta di Mafra e le montagne di Cintra, carta della Svizzera, veduta degli Appennini, carta dei Paesi Bassi, carta della Germania, carta dei domini Austriaci ( con strappetto marginale ) carta della Prussia, carta dell'Italia, veduta del Vesuvio, veduta di Tivoli, colonna Traiana, catacombe degli Aruntii, veduta di Roma, veduta in Milano, carta della Francia, veduta di Parigi, carta dell'Inghilterra e del Galles, veduta di Stonehenge, veduta di Londra dallo Strand, carta della Scozia, cascata di Fiers in Scozia, veduta di Edimburgo, veduta di Glasgow, carta dell'Irlanda, veduta di Dublino

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        Histoire des naturels des Iles Tonga ou des Amis, situées dans l'Océan Pacifique depuis leur découverte par le Capitaine Cook; rédigée par John Martin, sur les détails fournis par WilliamMariner, qui y a passé plusieurs années ; traduite de l'anglois par A.-J.-B. Def. [Defauconpret].

      Paris: Gide [and] Nicolle, 1817. Two volumes, octavo; an uncut copy with good margins in contemporary French quarter crimson morocco gilt with matching crimson glazed boards, gilt crowned cipher at centre of each side. From the library of Napoleon's second wife, Empress Marie-Louise, later the Duchess of Parma, with her crowned monogram in gilt on the bindings which are in the Empress's traditional crimson style. The famous library was dispersed in the 1930s and books with this remarkable provenance appear occasionally on the market. The library was strong in natural history, but also in voyage books: this is the first French edition of Martin's important account of William Mariner's four years in Tonga between 1806 and 1810, which provided the first really detailed account of life in the islands, although they has been discovered as far back as 1616 (by Schouten), with the first effective contact with Europeans dating from Cook's voyages in 1773 and 1777. This French version was not recorded by Ferguson (although copies are now known to be held in the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia), and no copy appears in the catalogues of the Hill or the Kroepelien collections. It appeared in the same year as the first of a number of English editions.Mariner was a young British sailor on the Port au Prince, a whaler which sailed in 1805, but spent much of her time attacking Spanish shipping. In the spring of 1806 she captured two ships, the brig Santa Isidora and the corbeta Santa Maria, both of which were then sent to Port Jackson to be sold. The Port au Prince visited Hawaii in late 1806, then sailed with a number of Hawaiian crew. At Tonga the crew mutinied, and most were massacred by the natives, but Mariner came under the protection of the King and lived there as his adopted son for four years. Mariner's story was cited by Byron as one of the two sources for his poem The Island, or Christian and his Comrades, a romantic narrative of the Bounty mutiny. The work includes a grammar and a Tongan-English dictionary, with a further important appendix "on the surgical skills of the Tonga people", with references to similar practices in Hawaii. This is one of the earliest accounts of indigenous medical practices in the Pacific.John Martin, Mariner's ghost-writer, was a physician and meteorologist of some note. This French translation was by Auguste-Jean-Baptiste Defauconpret (who also prepared the first French edition of the first voyage of Sir John Franklin for the same publisher in 1824). Ownership inscriptions; a few light spots, but in good condition.

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