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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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        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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        British Institution for promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom [including] Catalogue of the Works of British Artists placed in the Gallery of the British Institution, Pall-Mall...

      London: W. Bulmer, 1817. Quarto, 28pp., uncut; light pencil sketches on final page; original plain paper wrappers. Very rare original documentation of works exhibited at the British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts (usually known as the British Institution), which had been founded in 1806 as a private club for connoisseurs, and to exhibit the works of both contemporaries and Old Masters. Admission cost a shilling. Works by both John Glover and William Westall are recorded in this catalogue for 1817, at which time both John Glover and William Westall were living in London. The catalogue records respectively two and four paintings by the two artists, alongside works by Turner and Constable. The notes on the artists appended to the catalogue give Glover's address as Montague Square. Glover, who had begun exhibiting at the British Institution in 1810, showed two paintings in the annual exhibition for 1817, listed as 'A Farm Yard' and 'Cephalis and Procris' (Cephalis, properly "Cephalus", was the mythological figure given a javelin that always hit its target by the goddess Eos, with which he accidentally killed his wife after a misunderstanding). To an Australian audience, of course, Glover's importance lies in the work he did after his arrival in Hobart. Glover arrived in 1831, having followed his three sons, who had sailed for Van Diemen's Land in 1829.Also in the same exhibition are paintings by William Westall, who is listed as residing with his brother Richard, in either Bedford Square or Lake Grasmere. Westall was famous for his work as landscape artist on Matthew Flinders' exploration of Australia aboard the Investigator, and it was the same brother Richard who restored many of his pencil-and-wash drawings after they were damaged in the wreck of the Porpoise. William had returned to London in 1805, where he established himself as an associate of the Royal Academy in 1812, and where he was commissioned to paint nine pictures to illustrate Flinders' A Voyage to Terra Australis of 1814. The exhibition catalogue here lists four paintings by Westall, a 'Distant View of Lake Windermere, from the Road between Troutbeck and Kirkstone'; a 'View in the Garden of Corpus Christi College, Oxford'; 'View from the garden of a Mandarin on the river beyond Canton in China'; and 'Lake Windermere, with Stone Hall'. A little dusted, and used at some time for pressing ferns which have lightly offset some pages, but very good.

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        A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage to Pitcairn's Island.

      Taunton: printed for the author by J.W. Marriott, 1817. Octavo, with a frontispiece and 15 illustrations on 11 etched plates, two of which are folding, all by the author; the view of Juan Fernandez printed in ochre; an attractive copy in mid-nineteenth century polished half calf with gilt lettered black morocco label. The very scarce first edition: the fact that it was privately published by Shillibeer in Taunton, Devon, may explain its surprising rarity. This is one of the more elusive pieces of Pacificana, and one of the more delightful. Shillibeer's account of his adventures is thoroughly idiosyncratic in style, as are the etched plates - all after his own drawings - which have an appealing naïveté. One can only admire the eccentricity of his view of Juan Fernandez being printed in ochre - as it is "the native colour of that island".The narrative of the voyage of the Briton is also of great importance for Pacific history, particularly for the material that it contains relating to the mutiny on the Bounty. Shillibeer was one of the first to piece together the later history of the mutineers, largely as a result of his meeting and interview with John Adams, the last survivor of the mutiny. The visit to Pitcairn itself is described at length, and there is a good view of the island and a portrait of Friday Christian, Fletcher Christian's son. Shillibeer also describes visits to Chile and Peru, as well as the Galapagos Islands, and the search for the predatory American frigate the Essex.The popularity of this book led to two further editions in quick succession, a direct reflection of public curiosity about the revelation of Pitcairn and the mutineers. This particular copy is bound with two other books on the Napoleonic wars, being Colonel Sherer's Recollections of the Peninsula (London 1824), and the anonymously compiled Battle of Waterloo (London, third edition of 1815) featuring a splendid folding panorama of the battlefield printed on two sheets. Some offsetting, including the frontispiece and title page, intermittent foxing; joints and extremities of the binding rubbed, front hinge becoming tender.

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        [From Talleyrand's Library]. Additions to the Fourth and Former Editions of An Essay on the Principle of Population.

      London: [W. Clowes for] John Murray, 1817. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (225 x 140 mm) [4], 327 [1], [8] pp., including publishers adverts dated September 1817 at end. Original publishers paper card boards with lettered paper spine label (spine and hinges heavily chipped, upper hinge broken but holding, corners bumped), pages untrimmed. Text little foxed (stronger at beginning an end). Provenance: Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord library, "Talleyrand," with the castle of Valençay bookplate to front pastedown. Another bookplate with monogram E.B.L. to front pastedown. A very good copy with an interesting provenance. ----Goldsmiths 21762; Kress B6973. - FIRST EDITION. Malthus (1766-1834) had published in his lifetime six editions of his famous Essay on the principle of population (first edition in 1798). The work sometimes includes the text of the fifth edition of the Essay published the same year, but was also separately issued - as here - for owners of previous editions. The final version of the Essay appeared in 1826. The presence of such a work in the library of Talleyrand is not surprising. Talleyrand arguably was one of the French politicians most receptive to the English economic and financial thinking of his time. Very Good.

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        Oeuvres

      Deterville. Edition illustrée de 20 gravures par Moreau, Monsieur, Cochin, Chaspelet et Lebarbier.bindings en demi maroquin rouge à coins, spine à cinq nerfs sertis de filets ondulés dorés ornés de guirlandes estampées à froid ainsi que de fleurons dorés, frises dorées en têtes en en queues, plats de cartonnage rouge, quelques éraflures sur certains plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques coins légèrement émoussés, élégantes bindings de l'époque signées de Simier.Rousseurs.Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Herman Frasch Whiton avec ses ex-libris encollés sur les gardes.Agréable exemplaire établi dans une élégante binding uniforme de l'époque signée de Simier, l'un des plus talentueux maître-relieur du XIXème siècle. Deterville Paris 1817 13,5x22,5cm 18 volumes reliés

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        Afbeeldingen van de Kleeding, Zeden en Gewoonten in Holland, met den aanvang der negentiende eeu: Tableaux Des Habillements, des Moeurs et des Costumes en Hollande au Commencement du Dix-Neuvième Siècle.

      4to. Finely and handsomely bound in half tan Regency calf over marbled boards, the spine with 5 raised bands exquisitely and extravagantly decorated in gilt in compartments with a repeating scroll-tool design, lettered direct in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, housed within a custom-made beige cloth-covered fall-down-back box with green cloth label lettered in gilt; pp. [58]; with fine stipple-engraved, and hand-coloured, allegorical frontispiece of the Muse of Drawing by Louis Portman after Jacques Kuyper, together with 20 other fine, and exquisite, engraved plates with detailed and expert hand-colouring throughout; a wonderfully pleasing copy; externally fine; recently expertly, and invisibly, rejointed at upper board by Charles Gledhill, internally also preserved in exceptionally crisp state with occasional very light, and inoffensive, browning and spotting (almost exclusively confined to text pages) and some of the unavoidable offsetting from plates to blank guards, with a neat contemporary inscription, dated 1817, to front blank. Early, revised, edition, complete with an additional 4 plates, with extensive explanatory text in both Dutch and French. This work originally appeared in 5 instalments from 1803 to 1807, with a total of 16 plates. All images carry the imprint of Evert Maaskamp and Colnaghi & Co., apart from plate 1, which only mentions the Dutch printer. It is a historically, ethnologically, and culturally, important volume of prints of costumes of the various Batavian provinces, designed to underline their antique origin, and their "absolute Dutchness". The venture was also, in part, a propaganda exercise, designed to reinforce Dutch national identity following a period of political unrest. Similar works had appeared in France, England, Germany and Switzerland in response to the growing intellectual interest in the study of popular culture. This also stimulated artistic, and commercial, competition between nations. The beautiful and animated backgrounds which were drawn from nature, the beautifully observed and documented details of costume (which were drawn from life), and the extensive anecdotal text, provide a social, cultural, and historical context for the dress (Eveline Koolhaas-Grosfeld. "Une nouvelle image des Pays-Bas: l'identité nationale par l'estampe").

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

      Paris, Courcier, 1817. ____ Première édition. Illustrée par 3 planches dépliantes, la dernière montrant des instruments. Papier un peu bruni. Bon exemplaire. ***** First edition. With 3 folding plates. In-8. [196 x 125 mm] Collation : XVI, XXII, 253 pp., 3 pl. Demi-basane verte, dos orné de filets dorés. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three Voyages Round the World; Together With a Voyage of Survey and Discovery in the Pacific and Oriental Islands.

      Boston: E.G.House, for the author, 1817. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.598; [1], errata. Period-style half tan calf over marbled boards. Frontispiece portrait of Captain Delano, engraved portrait of Abba Thule, King of the Pelew Islands, one folding map of Pitcairn Island. Tidemark to prelims, worming to lower margin of two rear sections; as with most copies of this text, the contents are browned. Externally fine. A presentable example of an important work, being one of the earliest round-the-world voyages by an American. Delano's account demonstrates an open-minded curiosity and respect for the diverse cultures encountered and includes detailed observations of whaling and seal-hunting. Chapters IV-V tell of Fletcher Christian's mutiny aboard the "Bounty" and Herman Melville's short story 'Benito Cereno' was inspired by Delano's chronicle of a Spanish vessel commandeered by the slaves it was transporting.

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        Oeuvres de Corneille avec les commentaires de Voltaire

      Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard. New edition of the works of Pierre Corneille with comments from Voltaire.Binders green half-roan, back smooth decorated with gilded nets and typographical motifs shaped cuts Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard à Paris 1817 13,5x23cm 12 volumes reliés

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

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

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        Recherches tendantes à déterminer l'importance relative des formes cristallines et de la composition chimique dans la détermination des espèces minérales.

      Paris, Madame Huzard, 1817. ____ Tiré à part des Annales des Mines. Relié à la suite : BEUDANT. Recherches sur les causes qui déterminent les variations des formes cristallines d'une même substance minérale. Paris, Madame Huzard, 1818. In-12 de (2), 96 pp. Tiré à part des Annales des Mines. Relié à la suite : BEUDANT. Notice sur la pesanteur des corps considérés comme caractère minéralogique. Paris, C.Thuau, 1828. In-12 de 14 pp. Tiré à part des Annales de chimie et de physique. Trois importants mémoires de François Sulpice Beudant (1787-1850) qui a succèdé à Haüy à la Sorbonne (1822-1839), et était membre de l'Académie des sciences. DSB 2, 106 : "Mineralogical investigations, particularly experiments with carbonates and other salts, revealed to Beudant a principle of the combination of mineral substances that he expressed in Beudant's law. Essentially, he found that some compounds dissolved in the same solution would precipate together, forming a crystal whose properties they determined in common. The interfacial angles of this new crystal would have a value intermediate between the angles of the original compounds, proportional to the quantity of each."***** 3 off-prints by François Sulpice Beudant who has succeded to Haüy at the Sorbonne. In-12. Collation : (2), 32 pp. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs. (Reliure moderne.).

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        The Bridal of Vaumond; A Metrical Romance.

      First edition. New York: Published by James Eastburn and Co., 1817. 12mo, modern quarter calf and marbled paper boards, gilt lettering. ¶ The first book by Robert Charles Sands (1799-1832), a story in verse imitative of the poetry of Scott. Sands was an interesting member of the Knickerbocker literary scene. He founded the Atlantic Magazine and edited the New York Review with William Cullen Bryant. The Bridal of Vaumond, dedicated to Washington Irving, is very scarce. None of the important booksellers' catalogues of first books (Collector's Bookshop, Seven Gables, Goodspeeds, etc.) contained a copy. Some foxing and minor stains; very good copy.

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        L'écuyer des dames, ou lettres sur l'équitation, contenant des principes et des exemples sur l'art de monter à cheval. Ouvrage utile à l'un ou l'autre sexe, et orné de figures gravées d'après les dessins d'H. Vernet.

      Paris, Huzard, 1817. ____ Illustré par 3 planches gravées d'après les dessins d'Horace Vernet. Deuxième édition augmentée d'une XIIe lettre contenant un traité sur la manière de dresser les chevaux d'arquebuse pour la chasse à tir. "L'auteur s'inspire de Newcastle et de La Guérinière. Il veut que ses élèves commencent leur instruction en habit d'homme et ne leur permet que plus tard la position à cheval et le costume habituels de l'amazone." Menessier de La Lance II, 336. Le dos est un peu frotté sinon bon exemplaire. *****. In-8. [196 x 123 mm] Collation : 162 pp., 3 planches h.-t. Demi-basane brune, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Voyage d'un officier français, prisonnier en Russie, sur les frontières de cet empire, du côté de l'Asie. observations intéressantes sur les moeurs, les usages et le caractère des habitans de la rive gauche du Wolga, près la Mer Caspienne

      Chez Plancher & Delaunay. First Edition, Published anonymously by Count Montravel according Barbier IV in 1067. Rare. brochure published under blue print paper. Back mute. Small gaps in caps. Bit split tail on 8cm. A pale wetness without gravity affecting the final pages. Good copy fresh. Count Montravel was taken prisoner by the Russians during the Russian campaign, and remained there from 1812 to 1814. Tale narrative history of the captivity and living conditions of French prisoners. The narrator lived on the east bank of the Volga, to Asia and around the Caspian Sea, he describes so interesting people, customs and living standards of the people. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Plancher & Delaunay Paris 1817 13,5x21,5cm (4) xij, 232pp. broché

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        Manuel du sommelier ou instruction pratique sur la manière de soigner les vins; contenant la théorie de la dégustation, du collage et de la fermentation secondaire des vins; les moyens de prévenir leur altération et de les rétablir lorqu'ils sont dégénérés ou naturellement défectueux...

      Paris, L'auteur, Colas, 1817. ____ Illustré par un tableau dépliant et deux planches dépliantes montrant les instruments et les opérations du sommelier. Seconde édition, corrigée et très augmentée. La première de 1813 ne compte que 180 pages et une planche. Cartonnage légèrement défraîchi. Provenance : "Bibliothèque de Ch. Poisson", (étiquette imprimée sur le bas du dos). *****. In-12. Collation : XVII, 278 pp., 1 tabl., 2 planches. Cartonnage de l'époque.

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        The old english Baron and The castle of Otranto, with a biographical preface

      printed for J. Walker.. The first edition of The Old English Baron C. Reeve 1777, and of the Castle of Otranto in 1764. A frontispiece and vignette on half-title page, engraved by Warren. Full morocco beige late nineteenth. Back to nerves Jansenist. Part of title in red morocco. Rich inner lace. Gilt edges. Dark back slightly. Nice copy. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (1717-1797) is the origin of the English Gothic novel or Gothic (Gothic tales english year), which will culminate with the Monk Lewis and Ann Radcliffe novel. Walpole, English politician and writer, was looking for a literature that was close to the neo Gothic architecture (Gothic Revival). According to him, thrillers use the same recipes and places of intrigue (Gothic castle, underground ...). Clara Reeve's novel was one of the first novels in imitation of the Castle of Otranto. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! printed for J. Walker. London 1817 in 16 (7x13,5cm) de xvi, 153pp. (1bc), 116pp. deux partie en un volume relié

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        Elémes de Chimie Médicale. Two volumes.

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

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

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

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        Report from the committee of the Honourable the House of Commons on the employment of boys in sweeping of chimneys;

      8vo., engraved frontispiece, 142pp., occasional light spotting, frontispiece slightly offset, a very good copy bound recently in red cloth, spine lettered in gilt.Publisher: London, Baldwin, Cradock & Joy,Year: 1817Edition:

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        JOHANN ADAM KLEIN (1792 - 1875). "Ansicht von St. Helena und des Schlosses Rauhenstein bey Baden".

      - Radierung, bez. wie oben, in der Platte sign. und dat. 1817, 14 x 21 cm. Jahn 197, I (v. III), vor dem gestochenen Titel: "Aetzdruck . Selten"; S. 164, Berichtigungen zu Nr. 197: "Nur die Staffage und der Künstlername ist von Kleins Hand, die Landschaft aber von J.C. Erhard gearbeitet". - Mit schmalem Rand um die Plattenkante.

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        Die Weinlere, oder Grundzüge des Weinbau's, der Veredlung der Reben, ihrer Krankheiten und Heilart.der Fabrikate und Edukte aus dem Weine; seiner Verfälschung; der Weinsurrogate aus Obst bereitet?Zugleich mit einer Würdigung der Schrift: "Ueber den Wein &c." vom Herrn M.R. und Professor Löbenstein Löbel

      - 4 p.l., 220 pp. 8vo, cont. red sheep maroquiné, gilt border round covers, flat spine gilt, a.e.g. "In Guttenbergs Vaterstadt" [Mainz]: at the cost of the Author, 1817. First edition and quite scarce; WorldCat locates only one copy in North America. Ritter, a native of Mainz, intended this work to be a detailed account of the entire process of making wine, from planting and care of vines, harvesting, fermentation, storage, distribution, etc. He describes how to analyze wine, diseases afflicting the vines, and problems of fermentation. Ritter also devotes a series of most interesting chapters on German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Hungarian, Greek, Asian, and African wines, their characteristics, the species of vines used, etc. There are also chapters on adulterating and sophisticating wines, the wine trade, and wines made from honey, fruits, and potatoes. Very fine and pretty copy with the Harry Schraemli bookplate. ? Schoene 03982. Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria, p. 36. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wegweiser durch die Gegend um Eilsen... und Bruch=Stück aus den noch ungedruckten Wallfahrten ins heiden=Land von Karl Klodowig August Hoym Freiherrn von Münchhausen. Auf Kosten des Herausgebers.

      Lemgo, Meyerschen Hofbuchhandlung, 1817. 2. vermehrte neubearbeitete Ausgabe. 20 x 12,5 cm. XII S., 2 Bl., 174 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Widmung mit altkolor. Vignette, 4 Aquatintatafeln und 1 mehrf. gefalt., altkolor. Landkarte in Kupferstich. Broschur d. Zt. Engelmann 475 (nennt Hannover als Verlagsort). - Seltene Ortsbeschreibung über den Badeort Bad Eilsen und seine Umgebung. Die Tafeln zeigen heidnische Altertümer und bemerkenswerte Felsformen. Die Vignette auf der Widmung mit einem geologischen Durchschnitt der Gegend von Bad Eilsen. Die nicht genordete, altkolorierte Karte (34,5 x 59 cm) zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Rinteln, Minden, Stadthagen und Oldendorf. Links eine kleine Insetkarte, darüber Bergpanorama mit Erklärungen. - Der Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk und kleiner eingeklebter Abbildung. Unbeschnitten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Niedersachsen

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

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

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        MÜNCHEN. - Isartor. "Isar Thor Von München, erbaut um das Jahr 1310." Blick von Südosten auf die Stadtaußenseite, links der bewachsene Stadtgraben, vorne reizende Staffage.

      - Kol. Lithographie von Math. Heim, dat. 1817, 27 x 32,5 cm. Winkler 313, 5, I; Maillinger I, 1783; Slg. Proebst 589; nicht bei Lentner. - Geglättete Längsfalten, nur ganz schwach fleckig. Seltene, fein kolorierte Ansicht, "gemahlt und gezeichnet" von einem Schüler Quaglios und Wagenbauers.

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        Oeuvres complètes.

      Paris, Ledoux et Tenré, 1817. - LIVRES Série malheureusement incomplète, atlas sans son dos et 1 volume très abimé. 13 volumes in-8° et 1 atlas in-folio. Plein veau porphyre, dos longs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges, tranches dorées, roulette dorée d'encadrement sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, blason doré de l'Académie de Paris sur chacun des plats (Prix du Concours Général). Très belle reliure de Bradel (étiquette).

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        Letter acknowledging payment from the Paris bookseller Debure for Les Roses, part 30]. Paris, 18 February 1824. 4to (24.5 x 18.5 cm). Autograph letter, signed, written in brown ink on paper, with a note in a different hand recording a related payment.

      - A signed autograph letter by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, acknowledging his reciept of 30 francs from "Monsieur Debure libraire" for the 30th and final part of Les Roses, Redouté's most famous work, which was published in installments between 1817 and 1824. This must be the Paris bookseller Jean-Jacques Debure (1765-1853) or his younger brother Marie-Jacques Debure (1767-1847), who were "libraires du Roi et de la Bibliotheque du Roi" from 1821 to 1830. The book was printed and published by Firmin Didot. Oddly, an addition by a different hand below left notes "payé le 26 fevrier" (paid 26 February). Perhaps Redouté is writing to Firmin Didot and he was to reimburse Debure for this expense. It in any case suggests that Debure is not merely buying copies of the book to sell but was involved in the publication of Redouté's Les Roses in some manner. In fine condition, with only a small piece of paper stuck to the top right corner, not approaching the text.

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        Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece. Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis en Grèce, vers le mileu du Quatrième Siècle avant l'Ère Vulgaire..

      Atlas & Travel Books: Paris chez Desray, Libraire, rue haute-Feuille, No4 de l'Imprimerie de Didot le Jeune. 1817. 7 Volumes Octavo; [clii] 367; Half title, volume title [ii] 517 (518); [vi. including titles],496; [vi. including titles] 507 (508); [vi. including titles] 495 (496); half title, volume title, table of contents,454; [vi. including titles]496. & Atlas in Folio pp 60+1. with 41 copper engraved plates. 5th edition Text uncut. Blue boards with gilt to spines. A matching set of the 1817, 5th edition of Barthelemy's famous Voyage du jeune Anarcharsis en Grèce, first published in 1787. The atlas volume in large folio includes the large folding map Carte Générale de la Grèce et d'une grande partie de ses colonies.. by Barbie de Bocage, for the first time. Originally intended to appear in the edition of An VII [1798-9] as the text of the edition mentions however there were "difficulties du libraire" as Bocage mentions in his Addition critique des cartes de l'Ancienne Grèce [1811] As can be seen from the dates on the cartouche the map was finally finished in 1811 it was only when Didot Jeune again published the atlas in large folio for the 5th edition in 1817 that this decorative map engraved by PAF Tardieu could finally be published. Also includes the double page map of the same title that was included in previous editions. Text: Spine of Vol 5 & boards of most volumes rubbed. Corners and head and tails of spines bumped; Vol. 2-7 pages uncut, heavy spotting throughout. Atlas: spine and boards rubbed; damp stain to front board; lower corners heavily bumped; chip to edge of rear board. Plates: Large folding map of Greece by Barbie de Bocage with light spotting mainly to margins; some spotting throughout. mainly away from images. Portrait of the JJ.Barthelemy in Vol 1 of text Atlas: Large portrait by F.P. Gounod. Carte Générale de la Grèce et d'une grande partie de ses colonies.. by Barbie de Bocage, and 12 maps of parts of Greece with outline colour; 15 maps and plans of ancient Greek sites and battles in black and white, including Marathon, Thermopylea and Salamis, also the Bosphorus, Hellespont and Black Sea.. Architectural restorations of ancient temples, floor plans of buildings and copper engraved views of the Parthenon, Thesion, Sunium and Delphi. A plate of coins with page of explanation. All but the large map and plate 2bis [ the general map of Greece that had appeared in previous editions] unfolded single page plates, with good margins Jean-Jacques Barthélemy 1716 – 1795) was a French writer and numismatist. Barthélemy was the author of a number of learned works on antiquarian subjects, but the great work on which his fame rests is Voyage du jeune Anarcharsis en Grèce, first published in 1787. He had begun it in 1757 and had been working on it for thirty years. The hero, a young Scythian descended from the famous philosopher Anacharsis, is supposed to repair to Greece for instruction in his early youth, and after making the tour of her republics, colonies and islands, to return to his native country and write this book in his old age, after the Macedonian hero had overturned the Persian empire. In the manner of modern travellers, he gives an account of the customs, government, and antiquities of the country he is supposed to have visited. A copious introduction supplies whatever may be wanting in respect to historical details, while various dissertations on the music of the Greeks, on the literature of the Athenians, and on the economy, pursuits, ruling passions, manners, and customs of the surrounding states supply ample information on the subjects of which they treat. Modern scholarship has superseded most of the details in the Voyage, but the author himself did not imagine his book to be a register of accurately ascertained facts. Rather, he intended to afford to his countrymen, in an interesting form, some knowledge of Greek civilization. "Jean Jacques Barthélemy (1716-1795), also known as Abbé Barthélemy, was born into a well-to-do family in the South of France. Literatus, numismatist and author, he studied Philosophy, Theology and Classical Archaeology. Following a journey to Italy, he was inspired to write a novel whose main character is a young Scythian who wanders through the ancient Greek world of the fourth century BC, with flashbacks to the Archaic and Classical periods. Barthélemy started studying and writing on Antiquity in 1757 and his first book was published in 1788. He died at the age of 80, while working on the fourth edition of this remarkable literary work. Abbé Barthélemy studied the works of Greek and Roman authors and meticulously annotated on his maps the information he extracted. He relied too on the well-documented investigations that J. Foucherot and M.G.F.A. Choiseul-Gouffier had made on the spot, thus complementing his fictional work with accurate representations of the most important locations and battlefields. This multi-volume work – both a fictional recreation of an era and a travel narrative presenting an idyllic panorama of the ancient world, illustrated with maps and drawings by Barbié de Bocage – fuelled the public's interest in ancient scholarship. Thus it became a best-seller of the time, and was republished repeatedly into the nineteenth century. " [ Ioli Vingopoulou;Travelogues Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation] Brunet:1,674-675; not in Zacharakis, but see note under Barbie de Bocage. Atlas & Travel Books Greece Anacharsis History

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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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        Nuovo Trattato sulla vera Rettificazione del Circolo Misurato esattmente con il Diametro, utile alla Trigonometria ? Con una Dissertazione sul Modo di navigare sott'Acqua.

      Foligno: Feliciano Campitelli, , 1817. Edizione Seconda. Quarto (204 × 144 mm). Contemporary bottle green half roan, patterned paper boards, crudely marbled edges. 6 etched plates. A little light toning, some worming at the spine with trails penetrating through the text-block, largely marginal, but minor loss to text and plates, rear hinge cracked but holding, remains very good. First edition to include the section on underwater navigation, illustrated with a wonderful etching of a submarine propelled by oars, including a cut-away view. Count Gaetano Marchetti Tomassi (1774?1857), a nobleman born in Foligno near Perugia, was an amateur scientist. He devised one of several methods of squaring the circle, which constitutes the first part of the first treatise of the present book, the second part containing a discussion on conical sections. The most interesting part, however, is the second treatise, where the author proposes a new model of submarine, moved by the tides and able to submerge and resurface with the use of a mechanism similar to the swimbladder of fish. Marchetti Tomassi claims to have first described this boat in a publication issued in Ancona in 1800, though in a very imperfect form. Apparently a boat built to those specifications was given a trial at Rouen, under the eye of Napoleon. Thus Marchetti Tomassi anticipated Fulton at least in the concept of a submarine, though he does not appear to have heard of him. Marchetti proposes military applications for his submarine, though he has no conception of a torpedo and only mentions the use of classical artillery kept dry in his submarine.

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        Die Weinlere, oder Grundzüge des Weinbau's, der Veredlung der Reben, ihrer Krankheiten und Heilart...der Fabrikate und Edukte aus dem Weine; seiner Verfälschung; der Weinsurrogate aus Obst bereitet...Zugleich mit einer Würdigung der Schrift: "Ueber den Wein &c." vom Herrn M.R. und Professor Löbenstein Löbel

      1817. 4 p.l., 220 pp. 8vo, cont. red sheep maroquiné, gilt border round covers, flat spine gilt, a.e.g. "In Guttenbergs Vaterstadt" [Mainz]: at the cost of the Author, 1817.First edition and quite scarce; WorldCat locates only one copy in North America. Ritter, a native of Mainz, intended this work to be a detailed account of the entire process of making wine, from planting and care of vines, harvesting, fermentation, storage, distribution, etc. He describes how to analyze wine, diseases afflicting the vines, and problems of fermentation. Ritter also devotes a series of most interesting chapters on German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Hungarian, Greek, Asian, and African wines, their characteristics, the species of vines used, etc.There are also chapters on adulterating and sophisticating wines, the wine trade, and wines made from honey, fruits, and potatoes.Very fine and pretty copy with the Harry Schraemli bookplate.? Schoene 03982. Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria, p. 36.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. ]
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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. O. O., 1. I. 1817 und 1. I. 1842.

      1817. 1 S. Kl.-8vo (101:75 mm). Auf der Rückseite einer lithographierten Werbekarte ("Kauf beim Tyroler Bübel ein: | Wenn Du willst gut bedient seyn"): "An meinen Trapp von Eckermann zu Neujahr 1817" und darunter "Erneuert, nach 25jähriger Dauer unserer Freundschaft am 1. Januar 1842". - Etwas angestaubt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        William Lambert - 1816/7 - 3rd Edition

      Hi, This lot is a paperback copy of the Third Edition of William Lamberts ""Instructions and Rules for playing the Nobel Game of Cricket as practised by the most eminent players"" Published in the Spring of 1817 (before May) so nearly 200 years old. This paperback does not have the original covers or the frontispiece but other than that it is complete and checked against Roger Hancocks guide. The front cover (title page) has tape to the left but the book is badly shaken and could do with new tape or to be rebound as it is very loose indeed, hence the tiny price.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Rosa Lucida - Rosier Luisant".

      - Punktierstich mit Retusche von Bessin nach Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Paris Rémond 1817-24. Ca. 28 x 20 cm (H). Papier schwach gebräunt. Prachtvolles Blatt des Luxemburgisch-Belgischen Malers Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759 St. Hubert - 1840 Paris), genannt der "Rafael der Blumen", aus der seltenen Folio-Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes "Les Roses". Unterhalb der Darstellung mit den Künstlersignaturen "P.J. Redouté pinx." und "Bessin sculp."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Description succincte d'un nouveau genre de forceps

      in-8 de (6) pages et 1 grande Bordeaux, Pierre Beaume, septembre 1817, , in-8 de (6) pages et 1 grande planche repliée, exemplaire broché, sous couverture muette, Unique édition de cet article qui figure au sein de la Séance publique de l'école royale de médecine de Bordeaux tenue le 6 septembre 1817. D'après Tarnier et Budin (Traité de l'art des accouchements, Tome 4, p. 208), "Brulatour (1817), pour rendre la prise plus solide, retient et serre les poignées de son forceps au moyen d'un lacs passé dans une ouverture ménagée à cet effet, et même d'une vis de pression. Près de l'extrémité des manches, existe une échelle de proportion permettant de connaître exactement le degré d'écartement des cuillers". La grande planche finale montre des vues de détail et d'ensemble du forceps de Brulatour.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Propädeutik der Mineralogie. Mit 10 schwarzen und ausgemalten Kupfertafeln.

      Frankfurt am Main, in der Joh. Christ. Hermannschen Buchhandlung, 1817. - Ca. 41,5 x 26,5 cm. XII Seiten, 315 Seiten, mit 10 (davon 3 kolorierten) Tafeln. Erste Ausgabe. Vortitel: "Einleitung und Vorbereitung zur Mineralogie. Als erster Theil der systematisch-tabellarischen Übersicht und Charakteristik der Mineralkörper." Poggendorff I, 1427. "Ein wahres Quellenwerk." (ADB XVIII, 309). Enthält u. a. eine umfangreiche Bibliographie mit 2740 Titeln. Die Tafeln mit Fossilien und Querschnitten von Ablagerungen. Rücken erneuert, Überzugspapier berieben und mit Fehlstellen, Ecken bestoßen, erste Blätter mit leichten Feuchtigkeitsrand und teils etwas knittrig, Tafeln teils mit Feuchtigkeitsrand und am Rand knittrig, Tafel 3 nicht koloriert, einzelne Muster der 1. Farbtafel oxidiert. Neuerer Lederrücken und Pappband der Zeit. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        Rosa Semper-Virens globosa - Rosier grimpant à fruits globuleux".

      - Punktierstich mit Retusche von Chapuy nach Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Paris Rémond 1817-24. Ca. 28 x 15 cm (H). Papier schwach gebräunt. Prachtvolles Blatt des Luxemburgisch-Belgischen Malers Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759 St. Hubert - 1840 Paris), genannt der "Rafael der Blumen", aus der seltenen Folio-Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes "Les Roses". Unterhalb der Darstellung mit den Künstlersignaturen "P.J. Redouté pinx." und "Chapuy sculp."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        TEST - Trattato della pittura tratto da un codice della Biblioteca Vaticana e dedicato alla maestà di Luigi XVIII re di Francia e di Navarra- Disegni che illustrano l’opera del trattato della pittura tratti fedelmente dagli originali del Vodice Vaticano

      nella stamperia De Romanis, 1817. TEST - Due parti (con autonomi frontespizi) in un volume di cm. 28, pp. 43 (1) [le pagine 41-42 fascicolate tra la 36 e la 37], 511 (1); (6) + 22 tavole incise in rame da G. Cantini. Ritratto di Leonardo inciso in rame all'antiporta della seconda parte. Con all'interno una curiosa lettera manoscritta del tempo con cui si fa dono dell'opera al Cavaliere Carlo Gavardini. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Sporadiche fioriture, più evidenti in poche pagine, peraltro esemplare fresco, marginoso e ben conservato. Edizione parzialmente originale nonché settima assoluta del Trattato della Pittura di Leonardo uscito a stampa per la prima volta nel 1651 a Parigi. Quest'edizione è la prima a riprodurre l'intero Codes Urbinas Latinus 1270 della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, codice cinquecentesco composto da 944 capitoli ripresi direttamente da 18 manoscritti leonardeschi in buona parte andati perduti. Per la prima volta ritroviamo cinque libri inediti fino al 1817: il primo (Paragone di pittura, poesia, musica e scultura), il quinto (Dell'ombra e lume e della prospettiva), il sesto (Degli alberi e verdure), il settimo (Della natura delli nuvoli) e infine l'ottavo (Dell'orizzonte). Cfr. Iccu; Brunet, V, 1258; Gamba, 1167; Cicognara, 237.. . . . . . 0. .

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