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        1 - Le Censeur ou Examen des actes et des ouvrages qui tendent à consolider la Constitution de l'État. Par MM. Comte et Dunoyer. Paris, Mme Marchand & Bureau de l'Administration, 1814-1815. 2 - Le Censeur Européen, ou Examen de diverses questions de droit public, et des divers ouvrages littéraires et scientifiques, considérées dans leurs rapports avec le progrès de la civilisation. Par MM. Comte et Dunoyer. Paris, Bureau de l'Administration [puis Bureau du Censeur Européen], 1817-1819.

      - 19 volumes in-8, demi-veau havane de l’époque à petits coins, dos lisses ornés d’un riche décor doré de compartiments garnis de filets, palettes et fers spéciaux à l’urne et au panier fleuri, tranches jaunes mouchetées de rouge. Exceptionnel ensemble, bien complet, en reliure uniforme de l’époque, de la collection du ‘Censeur’ et du ‘Censeur Européen’. Cofondé et largement rédigé par Charles Comte et Charles Dunoyer, il est le périodique libéral et industrialiste le plus important de la période, fondateur de la tradition libérale française. 1 - Collection bien complète du 'Censeur' avec le septième volume qui "fut saisi [et détruit] par la police, avant que l'impression en fût terminée" (P. Larousse), ainsi que les 12 "Bulletins" publiés entre le 1er juillet et le 30 septembre 1814, signés : "D.R". (Dunoyer), reliés en fin du premier volume. (Hatin, 317. 'Histoire générale de la presse française', II, 38. Drujon, ‘Ouvrages condamnés, p. 76). 2 - Ensemble complet des 12 tomes du 'Censeur Européen' publiés de février 1817 à avril 1818, après la suppression du ‘Censeur’ en septembre 1815. Charles Comte et Charles Dunoyer s’adjoignirent les collaborations d’Augustin Thierry, P.-L. Courier, Daunou, A. Dupin, J.-B. Say, etc. Le tome V contient, en fin, le "Mémoire adressé à la chambre d’accusation" (84 p.) publié en réponse à la saisie du troisième volume du ‘Censeur Européen’ par le gouvernement. Riche en comptes rendus et en articles de fond, organe d’opposition indépendant très critique vis-à-vis du gouvernement, "Le Censeur" et son successeur, "Le Censeur européen", s'attachèrent à tout ce qui intéressait "l'amélioration du régime représentatif", le développement industriel de la France, sa réorganisation ainsi que celle de l'Europe, dans l'ordre politique, religieux, social, militaire ou économique. (Hatin, p. 317). Cf. 'Histoire générale de la presse française', II, p. 80 et s. ; E. Harpaz, 'Le Censeur Européen. Histoire d’un Journal libéral et industrialiste', Genève, Slatkine, 2000 et R. Leroux, ‘Aux fondements de l'industrialisme’: Comte, Dunoyer et la pensée libérale en France’, Paris, Hermann, 2015. Quelques petites auréoles et rares rousseurs éparses. Très bel exemplaire, très frais, très bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water, Thirty Miles Round the British Metropolis; Illustrated in A Series of Engravings, Coloured after Nature: with An Historical and Topographical Description of the Country within the Compass of that Circ

      J. Hassell, 27, Richard Street, Islington, London 1817 - 2 vols. Small 8vo. 1817 & 1818. Pp. viii, 249, [10]; 272, [12].Half-titles present. Complete with 120 aquatint plates, 60 to each volume. Plate for Hendon Church in volume 1 inserted at p.19, not p. 30 as listed. Bound in full black morocco by Bayntun with gilt framed compartments, and gilt bands, lettering to two compartments, and gilt stamped borders, all edges gilt and endpapers marbled. Very light foxing to the blanks and half-titles, otherwise clean and bright and spot free. The leather lightly rubbed at the board tips and the joints in a few spots but overall a very clean, tight, and handsome set. Abbey 'Scenery', 218; Tooley, 251. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letztes Mineral-System. Aus dessen Nachlasse auf oberbergamtliche Anordnung herausgegeben und mit Erläuterungen versehen

      Craz und Gerlach bei Carl Gerold, Freiberg - Wien 1817 - 8°, geb. Pappeinbd. d. Zeit, XIV u. 58 S. - Rückenschildchen an der Kante berieben, innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, sonst jedoch sauber und gut erhaltenes Exemplar der raren, posthum veröffentlichten, endgütigen dritten Ausgabe dieser frühen systematischen Abhandlung zu Mineralogie

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        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. 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..

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        Mnemosyne. Ein Tagebuch, geführt auf einer Reise durch das lombardisch-venetianische Königreich, Illyrien, Tyrol und Salzburg, 1815 und 1816. 2 Theile in 2 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Hartleben, 1817. - 8°. 340 SS., 2 Bll.; 275 SS., 6 Bll. Bedruckte originale Broschuren mit ornamentalen Bordüren Petrik II, 501; nicht bei Tresoldi und in den Eutiner Katalogen. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser ausfürhlichen Beschreibung einer Reise, die 1815 in Wien beginnt. Kreil verbringt zunächst längere Zeit in Venedig und Mailand (erster Teil mit Schilderung der Zustände in Norditalien und Österreich zur Zeit des Zusammenbruchs des napoleonischen Reichs) und reist dann über Verona, Vicenza, Padua und den Karst nach Triest, wo er wiederum länger Halt macht. Interessant sind besonders die Beschreibungen von Istrien und dem heutigen Slowenien mit teils längeren Kapiteln über Fiume, Tersato, Adelsberg, Idria, Laibach und einer Reise von Laibach nach Villach. Einzelne Kapitel behandeln den Empfang Napoleons in Venedig, Wasserfeste, italienisches Theater, in Mailand die aus Paris zurückgekommenen Gemälde, Monumente Napoleons, Carnevalsbelustigungen etc. "- Schönes Exemplar, in den seltenen originalen, bedruckten Umschlägen, Rücken mit Marmorpapier verstärkt, innen sauber und unbeschnitten, ungewöhnlich frisch. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Abrégé de l'Histoire universelle, ancienne et moderne, à l'usage de la jeunesse ; par M. le Comte de Ségur, de l'Académie française. Avec cent cinquante cartes ou gravures.

      - Paris, Alexis Eymery, 1817-1830. 47 tomes en 24 volumes, reliure de l'époque plein veau glacé (Wilh. Ermold, Hannover), dos ornés, tranches marbrées (petite épidermure latérale aux volumes 13-14). Complet en 47 tomes. Illustré de 145 cartes et figures (en 120 planches), TOUTES EN COULEURS (150 annoncées). Bel exemplaire, sous une très jolie reliure. * Voir photographies / See pictures. *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        The Naval Achievements of Great Britain From the Year 1793 to 1817. Engraved and hand-coloured title page; with 55 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Sutherland, Jeakes, and Bailey, after Whitcombe. With single plate containing uncolored etched plans of the Bombardment of Algiers and The Battle of Trafalgar.

      L. Harrison, London 1817 - This folio volume has been handsomely rebound in sumptuous blue morocco leather and decorated with gold tooling with maritime anchors at the corners of the rectangular gilt chain motifs on the front and rear boards, all contained within double gilt rules along the borders. With 5 raised bands along the spine, gold tooling and gilt title. Top edges gilded. With handsome, heavy gray stock for new endpapers and paste-downs. A superb rebinding by The Green Dragon Bindery. Laid in is the ex libris "Napoleonic" bookplate of Calvin Bullock, renowned collector of Napoleonia and maritime books, of which this was one. The bookplate was printed by Tiffany & Co. With the discrete stamp of "Rosebery Durdans" on the front free endpaper. All 55 hand-colored aquatint plates are present as well as the uncolored etched plans for Algiers and Trafalgar. The plates measure 12" x 9"; the pages measure nearly 14" x 11". All the plates are dated with printed information at the bottom of each plate: (e.g.), "London: Pub March 1, 1816, at 48, Strand, for J. Jenkins’ Naval Achievements"; or "Publish’d March 1, 1817, at 48, Strand, for J. Jenkins’ Naval Achievements." With additional information printed at the bottom corners just beneath the edges of the engravings: For example: "Painted by T. Whitcombe." (bottom left-hand corner); and "Engraved by T. Sutherland" or "T. Sutherland sculpt." or "J. Jeakes. sculpt" (bottom right-hand corner). The plates are crisp and bright in color and very clean. With occasional touches of light foxing to the margins of the pages, but not affecting any of the glorious hand-colored artwork in the plates. Tissue guards are not present. Jenkins' Naval Achievements comprise a bound volume of 55, hand-coloured naval battle prints, being the celebrated works of early 19th century aquatint engraver, Thomas Sutherland, colourist Thomas Whitcombe, and print publisher, James Jenkins. The bound volumes were first published in 1817, and sold in relatively small quantities; today, bound volumes and single plates are highly coveted. Roger Quarm, Curator of Pictures at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, summarizes Jenkins' Naval Achievements most eloquently: As a record of naval events spanning over twenty years Jenkins' Naval Achievements has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints. It is the quality of accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable." First Edition with plates dated 1816 and 1817; and with the paper watermarked "J. Whatman 1812" and "J. Whatman 1816". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich Karte von C. Jättnig nach C.F. Klöden "Karte der Königl. Preussischen Regierungsbezirke Berlin, Potsdam, Magdeburg, Merseburg und Erfurt mit den darin liegenden, und einem Theile der benachbarten Länder, oder die Elbe von Böhmen bis Hamburg".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, b. S. Schropp in Berlin, dat. 1817, 64 x 59 (H) Seltene Karte (nur ein Exemplar im kvk), reicht in Norden bis Wismar, im Süden bis Erfurt, im Westen bis Hamburg und im Osten bis Frankfurt/Oder; oberhald der Karte der kalligrafische Titel, die Zeichenerklärung sowie eine schematische Übersichtskarte des Gebiets.

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        The life of Robert Fulton

      New York: Kirk and Mercein, 1817. First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, 371, [1]; engraved frontispiece portrait; original paper-backed blue printed paper-covered boards, printed label on spine; extremities worn, spine with vertical cracks; in all, a good copy, unrestored. American Imprints 40508.

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        Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis`s Strait, during the summer of 1817. With charts and numerous plates, from drawings of the author taken on the spot. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. London 1818. First edition.

       \"Bernard O`Reilly. Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis`s Strait, during the summer of 1817. With charts and numerous plates, from drawings of the author taken on the spot. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. London 1818. VI S., 1 Blatt (Inhaltsverzeichnis), 293, 2 S. (Verlagswerbung) mit 2 Textabbildungen. Daneben mit drei Karten (davon 2 mehrfach ausfaltbar) sowie 17 (von 18) Tafeln. Goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken sowie einem Rückentitel in Goldprägedruck. Zustand: Der dekorative und sehr stabile großformatige Einband (27 x 21 cm) hat nur leichte Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren. Das Innenleben (Text) auf hellem Papier ist frei von Stempeln und Einträgen und auch sonst in einem fast durchgehend sauberen Zustand. Das Frontispiz (Karte vom Nordpol) ist vor allem im Randbereich stärker stock- bzw. wasserfleckig und auch das Titelblatt hat im Randbereich Stockflecken. Die beiden Faltkarten sind sehr schön erhalten. Die Tafel V (An Uskee Female and Youth) fehlt; eventuell ist sie bei diesem Exemplar nie eingebunden gewesen, da keine Spuren einer Entfernung zu erkennen sind. Die Tafel X wurde nicht ganz korrekt bei Seite 110 (statt 117) eingebunden. Die insgesamt 17 Tafeln auf etwas dunklerem Papier sind teilweise stärker stock- bzw. wasserfleckig, insgesamt jedoch noch in einem gut annehmbaren Zustand. Rares Sammlerstück. – Der Verfasser Bernard O`Reilly ging im März 1817 von Hull aus als Schiffsarzt mit dem Walfangschiff `Thomas` auf die im Buch beschriebene Reise, die bis zur Davisstraße (Meerenge zwischen Kanada und Grönland) führte. Bemerkenswert sind seine ausführlichen Beschreibungen der Fauna Grönlands (Seevögel, Wale, Robben etc.) und die Schilderungen der Lebensumstände der dortigen Ureinwohner. Auch die Entdeckungsgeschichte Grönlands sowie die Suche nach der Nordwestpassage werden ausführlich geschildert. // The narrative includes a description of the author`s own personal experiences and observations made on a voyage to Greenland as a surgeon on board a whaling vessel, as well as chapters on the ancient history of Greenland, arctic ice conditions, the manners and customs of the native inhabitants, arctic zoology, whaling, and an historical account of the search for the north-west passage. [SW: Expedition / Polargebiete / Grönland / Nordwestpassage / Arktis / Walfang / Robbenjagd / Prachtausgabe / Leder / Zoologie / Eskimos / Inuit / Ethnologie / Seefahrt / Schiff / Kanada / Davisstraße / Jagd / Erstausgabe]\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis's Strait, during the summer of 1817. With charts and numerous plates, from drawings of the author taken on the spot. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. London 1818. First edition.

      - Bernard O'Reilly. Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis's Strait, during the summer of 1817. With charts and numerous plates, from drawings of the author taken on the spot. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. London 1818. VI S., 1 Blatt (Inhaltsverzeichnis), 293, 2 S. (Verlagswerbung) mit 2 Textabbildungen. Daneben mit drei Karten (davon 2 mehrfach ausfaltbar) sowie 17 (von 18) Tafeln. Goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken sowie einem Rückentitel in Goldprägedruck. Zustand: Der dekorative und sehr stabile großformatige Einband (27 x 21 cm) hat nur leichte Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren. Das Innenleben (Text) auf hellem Papier ist frei von Stempeln und Einträgen und auch sonst in einem fast durchgehend sauberen Zustand. Das Frontispiz (Karte vom Nordpol) ist vor allem im Randbereich stärker stock- bzw. wasserfleckig und auch das Titelblatt hat im Randbereich Stockflecken. Die beiden Faltkarten sind sehr schön erhalten. Die Tafel V (An Uskee Female and Youth) fehlt; eventuell ist sie bei diesem Exemplar nie eingebunden gewesen, da keine Spuren einer Entfernung zu erkennen sind. Die Tafel X wurde nicht ganz korrekt bei Seite 110 (statt 117) eingebunden. Die insgesamt 17 Tafeln auf etwas dunklerem Papier sind teilweise stärker stock- bzw. wasserfleckig, insgesamt jedoch noch in einem gut annehmbaren Zustand. Rares Sammlerstück. – Der Verfasser Bernard O'Reilly ging im März 1817 von Hull aus als Schiffsarzt mit dem Walfangschiff 'Thomas' auf die im Buch beschriebene Reise, die bis zur Davisstraße (Meerenge zwischen Kanada und Grönland) führte. Bemerkenswert sind seine ausführlichen Beschreibungen der Fauna Grönlands (Seevögel, Wale, Robben etc.) und die Schilderungen der Lebensumstände der dortigen Ureinwohner. Auch die Entdeckungsgeschichte Grönlands sowie die Suche nach der Nordwestpassage werden ausführlich geschildert. // The narrative includes a description of the author's own personal experiences and observations made on a voyage to Greenland as a surgeon on board a whaling vessel, as well as chapters on the ancient history of Greenland, arctic ice conditions, the manners and customs of the native inhabitants, arctic zoology, whaling, and an historical account of the search for the north-west passage. [SW: Expedition / Polargebiete / Grönland / Nordwestpassage / Arktis / Walfang / Robbenjagd / Prachtausgabe / Leder / Zoologie / Eskimos / Inuit / Ethnologie / Seefahrt / Schiff / Kanada / Davisstraße / Jagd / Erstausgabe] Sprache: en [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bestimmung des Brechungs- und Farbenzerstreuungs- Vermögens verschiedener Glasarten.

      Münich: Lentner, [1817]. First edition, the extremely offprint, of the founding work of astrophysics, the discovery of the absorption lines in the solar spectrum; the second plate, which reproduces Fraunhofer's drawing of these lines (etched by Fraunhofer himself), is the first illustration of the solar spectrum. "In 1802, when describing his new process for measuring the refraction of light, W. H. Wollaston reported the occurrence of dark lines in the solar spectrum but regarded them as simply natural dividing lines between the colours. Fraunhofer, originally not a scientist, but a practising optician, concentrated on these dark lines, and the title of his paper describes the method and purpose of his investigations: 'Definition of the Capacity of Refraction and Colour-diffusion of various kinds of Glass' ... His achievements justify describing him as the founder of astrophysics. He charted several hundred lines, which have been known as 'Fraunhofer lines' ever since" (PMM). This paper was read before the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in 1815 and published in Denkschriften der königlichen Academie der Wissenschaften zu München für die Jahre 1814 und 1815, Band V, pp. 193-226 (the volume dated 1817). This offprint, with separate title-page but retaining the journal pagination, is not listed on ABPC/RBH or on OCLC. There is also a separately-paginated issue, with identical title page, a copy of was offered in the sale of Haskell F. Norman (Christie's New York, 29 October 1998, lot 1084, $19550). It is surely logical to assume that the separately-paginated issue is later than that with the original journal pagination. "Fraunhofer (1787-1826) came from humble parentage in Straubing near Munich and had very little formal education, having lost both parents when he was eleven. In 1807, at the age of 20, he was hired by the Mathematical Mechanical Institute Reichenbach, Utzschneider and Liebherr, a firm founded in 1804 for the production of military and surveying instruments, for which high-quality optical glass for lenses was essential. The optical works of the firm were outside Munich, at a disused monastery in Benediktbeuern, where Fraunhofer received his training from a Swiss named Pierre Guinand (1748-1824). Guinand's considerable reputation rested on his skill in the production of relatively large and optically pure pieces of crown and flint glass. However, owing to a clash of personalities, Guinand resigned his contract in 1814 and returned to Switzerland, and at this time the whole firm passed into the hands of Joseph von Utzschneider and Fraunhofer. "The success of this famous early glass factory lay in the production of optical crown and flint glass free from bubbles and veins. The technique of stirring the molten glass was discovered by Guinand and developed by Fraunhofer. The use of these glasses enabled Fraunhofer to construct achromatic optical instruments of hitherto unsurpassed quality, and this was undoubtedly a key factor in his successful pioneering work in solar spectroscopy. Fraunhofer embarked on a careful examination of the optical properties of his glass, so as to measure the refractive index and dispersion. His work on the solar spectrum can therefore be seen as the means to Fraunhofer's end goal of perfecting optical instruments, for he realized that accurate refractive indices must be measured in monochromatic light. For, having rediscovered the solar absorption lines, he saw that the lines defined the precise wavelength of the light far better than the mere sensation of colour to the human eye. "Fraunhofer observed the solar spectrum using a telescope of 25 mm aperture taken from one of his theodolites. A prism was mounted in front of the objective, and this enabled him to focus a relatively pure spectrum for direct visual inspection through the eyepiece. His introductory words are almost reminiscent of those used by Newton: 'In a shuttered room I allowed sunlight to pass through a narrow opening in the shutters, which was about 15 seconds broad and 36 minutes high, and thence onto a prism of flint glass, which stood on the theodolite ... The theodolite was 24 feet from the window, and the angle of the prism measured about 60 degrees ... I wanted to find out whether in the colour-image [i.e., spectrum] of sunlight, a similar bright stripe was to be seen, as in the colour-image of lamplight. But instead of this I found with the telescope almost countless strong and weak vertical lines, which however are darker than the remaining part of the colour-image; some seem to be nearly completely black' [p. 10]. "Fraunhofer convinced himself that the lines in no way represent colour boundaries, as the same colour is found on both sides of a line with only a gradual and continuous colour change throughout the spectrum. Ten of the strongest lines were labeled with the letters A, a, B, C, D, E, b, F, G and H from the far red to the limit of the eye's vision in the violet. The last letter was used for the pair of strong violet lines that we now know are due to absorption by calcium. He noted that A was very near the red limit of the spectrum, but he was still able to see some red light beyond this feature. He showed the D feature to be composed of two close dark lines which exactly coincide with the bright lines emitted by lamplight, while b consists of three very strong lines, amongst the strongest in the solar spectrum. The G feature was also found to be composite, consisting of 'many lines clustered together, among which several stand out through their strength. The two stripes at H are the most extraordinary; they are both almost completely the same and consist of many lines; in their middle is a strong line which is very black' [p. 12]. "Between the lines B and H, Fraunhofer observed 574 fainter lines and was able to give precise positions for some 350 of these in his drawing of the solar spectrum. In this figure he also indicated by the curve the approximate intensity distribution of the light in the spectrum as judged by the eye ... Fraunhofer did not attempt to explain the origin of the dark solar lines. He knew they were intrinsic to the nature of sunlight, and not any instrumental effect. He restricted himself to careful and accurate observation rather than the speculation that characterized the work of some other spectroscopists over the next four decades. "Fraunhofer's spectroscopic work did not stop at the Sun. Half a century ahead of his time, he initiated the science of planetary and stellar spectroscopy. With his theodolite telescope he observed the spectra of Venus, Sirius and other first-magnitude stars. For Venus, he wrote: 'I have seen the lines D, E, b, F perfectly defined ... I have convinced myself that the light from Venus is in this respect of the same nature as sunlight.' For stars Fraunhofer found something surprisingly different: 'I have seen with certainty in the spectrum of Sirius three broad bands which appear to have no connection with those of sunlight; one of these bands is in the green, two are in the blue. In the spectra of other fixed stars of the first magnitude one can recognize bands, yet these stars, with respect to these bands, seem to differ among themselves' [p. 28] ... "In 1819 the optical section (lens production) of the instrument firm was shifted to Munich. Fraunhofer therefore spent most of his time there, going only on occasions to Bedediktbeuern, where the glass works were kept. He died of tuberculosis when only 39, and it is likely he would have made further outstanding contributions to spectroscopy and telescope design had he survived a more normal lifespan. From 1826 the optical section of the firm was directed by Georg Mertz (1793-1867), who had been a pupil of Fraunhofer's since 1808" (Hearnshaw, The Analysis of Starlight: Two Centuries of Astronomical Spectroscopy, pp. 17-20). "Fraunhofer's discovery represented the beginning of what later came to be called chemical spectral analysis, the development of which was associated with the names of David Brewster, John Herschel, William Henry Fox Talbot, Charles Wheatstone, Antoine-Philibert Masson, Anders Jonas Ångström and William Swan. These investigators examined the origin of the dark lines in the solar spectrum - the so-called Fraunhofer lines - and suggested that they might be created by the selective absorption of light emitted by the sun in its atmosphere. The question then arose as to which chemical substances emitted which particular discrete lines. The final and conclusive steps towards chemical spectral analysis, however, were taken by the chemist Robert Bunsen and the physicist Gustav Kirchhoff" (Mehra & Rechenberg I, p. 157). They concluded that the cool, outer regions of the solar atmosphere contained iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium, nickel and chromium and probably cobalt, barium, copper and zinc as well. The plate of the solar spectrum is regarded as one of the finest etchings produced hitherto. "Looking back at the beginning of that century, we appreciate even more the incredible skill with which the 'amateur' Fraunhofer had [produced] his famous map of the solar spectrum in 1814. Not even its later revisions, made between 1823 and 1831, could reproduce the intricate way in which Fraunhofer managed to convey the brilliance of the yellow-green region of the spectrum against its violet and red ends. Fraunhofer had carefully etched the map, timing the corrosion of each trace in proportion to the intensity of the respective spectrum line ... for the black-and-white version of his map, to be published in the Memoirs of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, he asked an unnamed printer to superimpose an Indian-ink wash on this etching to intensify the impression of darkness towards both ends of the visible spectrum; I have not seen this done in such sophistication on any other nineteenth-century spectrum plate. The resulting intensity gradient in Fraunhofer's map is so even that more than one print expert consulted mistook it for an aquatint ... a few hand-colored versions of Fraunhofer's plate have been preserved. But unlike the published plate of 1814, these color versions lack the Indian-ink wash of the shaded areas into the red and violet extremes of the spectrum, displaying instead the full range of colors ... These color plates indirectly also let us infer that the original illustration for the Munich memoirs was produced in a two-stage process: first a copper etching of all the line matter such as labels, caption, and the curve, as well as the spectrum lines inside the box. Microscopic inspection of the spectrum lines with their different widths and intensities confirms that they were etched rather than engraved to guarantee evenness of line width as well as consistent variation in line intensity. After this first printing stage was complete, the Indian-ink wash was added by hand. This involved two-stage process also explains the strange black frame enclosing Fraunhofer's solar spectrum - a feature absent from other spectrum representations. The fairly thick frame gave the printer a few millimeters leeway in positioning a screen protecting the areas outside it, so that he could then apply the Indian ink liberally to guarantee a smoother gradient in the spectrum strip itself at the center. The ink-wash stage, which made the final result more expensive, was omitted for the few sheets destined to be hand-colored, as well as in the later reprinting for the Astronomische Nachrichten, where a French translation of Fraunhofer's paper appeared in 1823" (Hentschel, Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching, pp. 116-7). Hentschel found an invoice from the printer showing that that Fraunhofer ordered 421 copies of each plate. The imprint of our copy is 'Munich: Lentner,' but a copy at Augsburg has a different imprint, 'Benedictbaiern: Franz'; neither of these are dated. Both of these imprints are different from that of the journal volume, which simply states 'Auf Kosten der Akademie' and is dated 1817. It is normally assumed that this offprint was published in the same year as the journal volume, but at this period the Denkschriften were published only every three years and it is possible that parts of the journal, and hence some of the offprints, were printed earlier than the complete journal volume. The Huntington assigns a date of 1816 to their copy (a separately-paginated offprint without separate title-page). The autograph manuscript of this paper is held by the Deutsches Museum, Munich. Dibner 153 (erroneous collation); Norman 836; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 260; PMM 278a (journal issue); Richard Green 125 (journal issue); Sparrow 70 (journal issue); The Dawn of Science and Technology 91 (journal issue). Offprint from Denkschriften der königlichen Academie der Wissenschaften zu München für die Jahre 1814 und 1815. 4to (248 x 210 mm), pp. [ii], 193-226, with three engraved plates (two folding). Original drab wrappers, as issued (front wrapper soiled and lightly chipped, rear wrapper more heavily chipped, spine worn).

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        Rein analytischer Beweis des Lehrsatzes, dass zwischen je zwey Werthen, die ein entgegengesetztes Resultat gewähren, wenigstens eine reelle Wurzel der Gleichung liege. [Bound with two other works by Bolzano, his doctoral thesis and his autobiography, see below].

      Prague: Gottlieb Haase, 1817. First edition, extremely rare, of this epoch-making paper in the history of mathematics, the first to provide a rigorous foundation for the calculus. "The main mathematical achievements of the paper include: (a) the formal definition of the continuity of a function of one real variable, correctly understood and applied (Preface); (b) the criterion for the (pointwise) convergence of an infinite series, although the proof of its sufficiency, prior to any definition or construction of the real numbers, is inevitably inadequate (Sect. 7); (c) the original form of the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem (Sect. 12); (d) an analytic proof of the intermediate value theorem, now sometimes called Bolzano's theorem (Sect. 15). The theorem in the title of the paper, where 'equation' is understood as 'polynomial equation in one real variable,' is deduced in the final paragraph (Sect. 18) from result (d)" (Russ, p. 157). It is usual to attribute (a), (b) and (d) to Augustin-Louis Cauchy's Cours d'analyse, which Bolzano anticipated by four years (Cauchy's definition of continuity actually still involved infinitesimals), and (d) was rediscovered by Karl Weierstrass half a century later (in ignorance of Bolzano's work). Bound with this important work are his first published work, Betrachtungen uber einige Gegenstande der Elementargeomwtrie (Prague: Karl Barth, 1804), an attempt to axiomatise plane Euclidean geometry, and also extremely rare; and his autobiography, Lebenschreibung des Dr. B. Bolzano (Sulzbach: J. E. v. Seidels, 1836). "Around the turn of the nineteenth century, mathematicians in Europe were concerned with two major problems. The first was the status of Euclid's parallel postulate, and the second was the problem of providing a solid foundation for mathematical analysis, so as to remove the so-called scandal of the infinitesimals" - this remarkable volume contains Bolzano's responses to both of these great problems. We are aware of only one other copy of Rein analytischer Beweis having appeared on the market in the last 30 years; no copy is listed on ABPC/RBH. OCLC lists eight copies of each of Rein analytischer Beweis and Betrachtungen, but no copy of either in the US. No copies in auction records. "Bolzano's writings mark a turning-point in research on the foundations of mathematics - a transition from the mathematical style of the eighteenth century to that of the nineteenth ... Bolzano was the first mathematician explicitly to reject the traditional geometric and spatial approach to foundations, calling instead, on explicitly logical grounds, for a 'purely analytic' grounding of the calculus - that is, a grounding in arithmetic. He thus stands at the head of two intertwined movements in nineteenth-century mathematics: the arithmetization of mathematics, a project that was to be carried forward by Cauchy, Gauss, Abel, Riemann, Dirichlet, Weierstrass, Heine, Cantor, Dedekind, and others; and the search for logical foundations that was pursued by Frege, Peirce, Peano, Russell, Brouwer, Hilbert, and Weyl" (Ewald, p. 168). "Although Bolzano's proofs are incomplete, and although they are somewhat clumsily presented, this paper is a milestone in the history of real analysis. It was the first successful attempt to free the calculus from infinitesimals, and it is the starting point for the modern theory of the continuum; the precision of Bolzano's definitions and the rigour of his deductions mark a break with the mathematics of the past. The project of putting the theory of the real line on a solid, arithmetical foundation was to be carried forward, largely in ignorance of Bolzano's work, throughout the nineteenth century - most notably by Cauchy, Abel, Dirichlet, Weierstrass, Cantor, and Dedekind" (ibid., p. 226). "Bolzano's most significant contribution to mathematics is his epoch-making paper on the foundations of real analysis, the Rein analytischer Beweis of 1817. In the years following the appearance of Berkeley's Analyst (1734), mathematicians had made various attempts to put the calculus on a firmer foundation. The most common approaches were to base the calculus on one of the following ideas: on motion (Newton, MacLaurin); on limits (D'Alembert, L'Huilier); on ratios of zeros (Euler); on infinitesimals (Leibniz and - with reservations - Carnot). In perhaps the most radical proposal, James (= Jacob/Jacques) Bernoulli proposed amending the laws of logic by abandoning, for infinitesimals, the Euclidean 'common notion' that, if equals are subtracted from equals, the remainders are equal. Perhaps the most influential approach was that of Lagrange, who, in his Théorie des fonctions analytiques (1797), assumed the existence of a Taylor-series expansion for every function; the full title of his work - Théorie des fonctions analytiques contenant les principes du calcul différentiel, dégagés de toute considération d'infiniment petits, d'évanouissans, de limites et de fluxions, et réduits a l'analyse algébrique des quantités finies - shows the scepticism with which he, and many other mathematicians, regarded the notion of limits, and his desire to reduce the calculus to 'l'analyse algébrique'. Bolzano's paper was not the first to attempt to find an analytic foundation for the calculus, nor was it the first to employ the notion of limits. But, in contrast to his predecessors, Bolzano employed a limit-concept that was not based upon motion, and that was analytically defined and, more importantly, he was the first actually to use this definition to prove significant mathematical theorems. "Bolzano's announced aim is to prove the intermediate value theorem - in his formulation, that if f and g are continuous functions such that f(a) g(b), then for some x, a < x < b, f(x) = g(x). This theorem he eventually proves in §15. But he begins with an important critique of previous proofs, and in Part II of the Preface he gives the first precise definition of a continuous function. His definition is essentially the same as that given by Cauchy in his Cours d'analyse in 1821; whether Cauchy knew of Bolzano's work is uncertain. (Bolzano improved on his definition in his unpublished Functionenlehre, written in 1834; there he gives a definition of pointwise continuity and distinguishes between left and right continuity.) "In §7, Bolzano states and attempts to prove the sufficiency of the 'Cauchy condition' for the convergence of an infinite series. A rigorous proof requires a precise definition of the real numbers, which Bolzano did not possess; he himself (in the Functionenlehre) later admitted that the §7 proof was incomplete. "Similarly, although Bolzano had a precise definition of continuity, he did not have the modern notion and definition of function. Lagrange, in the Théorie, had indeed defined a function of one or several quantities to be 'any mathematical expression in which those quantities appear in any manner, linked or not with some other quantities that are regarded as having given and constant values, whereas the quantities of the function may take all possible values'; but in practice he and his successors treated functions as equations. The modern conception did not enter mathematics until Dirichlet's paper, ber die Darstellung ganz willkurlicher Functionen, in 1837. "Having defined continuity and stated the Cauchy condition, Bolzano proceeds (§12) to prove a lemma that was eventually to become the cornerstone of the theory of real numbers. This lemma (the greatest lower bound principle) is the first published version of the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem, which, in modern terminology, says that every bounded infinite point-set has an accumulation point ... "It is important to appreciate the role Bolzano's objective conception of axioms, described above in the Beiträge zu einer begründeteren Darstellung der Mathematik erste Lieferung, 1810), played in the Rein analytischer Beweis. Bolzano was not driven by scepticism or by fear of paradox. He makes it clear that he did not doubt the truth of the intermediate value theorem; and he was not attempting to place it on firmer or more obvious foundations - for the greatest lower bound principle is, if anything, less evident than the theorem he is trying to prove. Similarly, his criticism of the proofs based upon motion is not that intuitions of motion are unreliable, but the logical objection that the proofs beg the question. Bolzano's ambition was not so much to attain some superior brand of mathematical certainty as to reveal the objective reasons for the truth of the intermediate value theorem - to uncover its true logical foundations. And a fortiori Bolzano's quest for rigour in his [Rein analytischer Beweis] was not prompted by the 'challenge to geometric intuition' presented by the discovery of continuous nowhere-differentiable functions; on the contrary, it was Bolzano's rigour that made his subsequent discovery [in the Functionenlehre] of such counter-intuitive phenomena possible" (ibid., pp. 225-7). "The seeds of Bolzano's distinctive approach to mathematics seem to have been planted early. As a student at the University of Prague he studied Abraham Gotthelf Kästner's Anfangsgründe der Arithmetik (1758); and in a revealing passage in his autobiography Bolzano praised Kästner because 'he proved what is generally passed over because everyone already knows it, i.e. he sought to make the reader clearly aware of the basis (Grund) on which his judgements rest. That was what I liked most of all. My special pleasure in mathematics rested therefore particularly on its purely speculative parts, in other words, I prized only that part of mathematics which was at the same time philosophy' (Lebensbeschreibung, p. 64). 'Proving what everyone already knows' and 'prizing that part of mathematics which was at the same time philosophy' are precisely the traits that were to be characteristic of Bolzano's own mathematical work; but he was to pursue both far more deeply than anything in Kästner. "Bolzano's new and more rigorous approach to axiomatics can already be detected in his earliest mathematical writings ... Bolzano's predecessors, in contrast, had taken a more relaxed approach. In their view, the essential requirement for an axiom was that it be certain - an immediate and obvious truth on which the calculus of fluxions or Euclidean geometry could be founded. [The Betrachtungen] gives three reasons for rejecting this conception of axioms and for pursuing even obvious truths 'down to their ultimate grounds': such a procedure will be conducive to thoroughness, to the ease of learning the subject, and to the discovery of new theorems ... "Bolzano's conception of logical methodology led him to deepen his studies in the foundations of mathematics, and yielded him a rich harvest of theorems. The process begins in §§4-6 of the Preface to his [Betrachtungen], where Bolzano applies his general methodological principles to the particular case of the foundations of geometry. He criticizes earlier mathematicians for importing conceptions from the theory of motion into their discussions of geometry, pointing out that the theory of space is logically antecedent to the theory of the movement of objects in space, and must therefore be developed without recourse to the latter theory. Bolzano explicitly criticizes Kant, Mercator, and Kästner on this point; but his remarks can equally well be read as a response to MacLaurin and Newton" (ibid., pp. 168-171). "Bolzano's approach to mathematical problems was characterized by his ability to find new, non-traditional methods, and to use them to deal with problems that until then had withstood all attempts at solution. This approach manifests itself in geometry as well. Bolzano's first mathematical treatise 'Betrachtungen ...' was aimed at the solution of the then popular problem of parallels. It is not essential that Bolzano solved the problem via a very general concept of similarity, but rather that already in this work he subjected to criticism the contemporary (mostly traditionally Euclidean) interpretation of elementary geometry. In Part 2 of his treatise he tried to define the straight line and the plane, starting  from and studying the properties of the simplest geometric object, a pair of points. Thus he defined the notion of the direction of a pair of points, its distance, and in essence constructed geometrically the vector space, indicating also its three-dimensional analogue. In this way he arrived at a result analogous to that obtained in 1799 by C. Wessel in his geometrical interpretation of complex numbers ['Om Directionens analytiske Betegning'], or later (1844) H. Grassmann in a much more general setting ['Die Ausdehnungslehre'] (Folta, p. 25). "Bolzano's philosophical methodology thus led him to introduce powerful new concepts and techniques and conjectures into mathematics. This is an important aspect of his work, and sets him apart from a thinker like [Johann Heinrich] Lambert, whose methodological observations on the Axiom of Parallels (Theorie der Parallellinien, 1786) were as shrewd as anything in Bolzano, but who was unable to put them to any actual use in the proving of new theorems. Indeed, the history of mathematics is strewn with similar examples of unexploited anticipations of great advances- recall, for example, Kant's observations on the possibility of alternative geometries, or D'Alembert's discussion of the concept of a limit, or Leibniz's dream of a mathematical logic, or Lambert's remarks on formal axiom systems. Such insights, unless they can be shown to perform some actual mathematical work, tend to be sterile, and are only noticed years later when somebody else has demonstrated their significance. Bolzano managed both to have a crucial insight, and to show how to develop it into new branches of mathematics; unfortunately this accomplishment was no guarantee against being ignored, and the circumstances of his life kept his work from becoming widely known" (Ewald, p. 171). "Bolzano was born in Prague, the youngest son of an Italian father (an art dealer) and a German mother. He entered the University of Prague in 1796, where he was educated in philosophy, mathematics, and physics. In philosophy, he read the Metaphysica (1739) of the Wolffian philosopher, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten; in mathematics, he was particularly influenced by his close study of Eudoxus, Euler, and Lagrange, as well as of Kästner's Anfangsgründe der Arithmetik (1758). In 1800 Bolzano took up the study of theology; he was called to the new chair of religion at the University of Prague in 1805. The chair had been established by the Emperor Franz I of Austria to shore up the position of the conservative Catholic hierarchy against the tide of freethinking and republicanism that had been rising in Central Europe since the French Revolution. From the point of view of the political and religious authorities, the appointment of Bolzano was not a happy choice. Although his appointment was confirmed in 1807, his own social, ethical, and religious sympathies inclined to the cause of Enlightenment, and he found himself in perpetual trouble with the authorities. (Among the doctrines that caused him difficulty was his publicly-expressed conviction that one day men would live without kings.) Bolzano was a popular lecturer, and in 1818 was elected head of the philosophy faculty; nevertheless, in 1819 he was dismissed from his professorship, forbidden to publish, and placed under police supervision. For the remaining decades of his life he lived in the countryside, writing on ethics, religion, politics, logic, and the foundations of science. "Despite the clarity of his arguments, the power of his theorems, and the fruitfulness of his techniques, and although his Paradoxien des Unendlichen (1851) was known and admired by Peirce, Cantor, and Dedekind, Bolzano's work in real analysis - the work of an obscure theologian, most of it published by equally obscure Bohemian publishers - seems to have remained entirely unnoticed until Otto Stolz called attention to it in 1881. But by this time Bolzano's most important results had been independently discovered by Weierstrass and his school" (ibid., pp. 171-2). Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 265 (Rein analytischer Beweis). Ewald, From Kant to Hilbert (1996); Folta, 'Life and scientific endeavor of Bernard Bolzano,' pp. 11-31 in Bolzano and the Foundations of Mathematical Analysis, Jarnik et al (eds.) (1981); Russ, 'A translation of Bolzano's paper on the intermediate value theorem,' Historia Mathematica 7 (1980), 156-185). Three works bound in one vol., 8vo, [Rein analytischer Beweis:] pp. 60; [Betrachtungen:] pp. [xvi], 63, [1], with one folding engraved plate; [Lebensbeschreibung:] pp. lvi, 272 with engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary half-roan and marbled boards, paper label on spine with manuscript title, two paper labels on covers with auction numbers (?) (light edge-wear). Old Viennese library stamps on titles and elsewhere with their release on front free endpaper (some light browning and scattered foxing).

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        Lezioni elementari di astronomia ad uso del Osservatorio d. Palermo.

      Palermo: Stamperia Reale, 1817. First edition, very rare, of Piazzi's Palermo Observatory handbook. Having obtained a grant from the Viceroy of Sicily, Piazzi set up the observatory in 1789; as the southern-most European observatory, it offered unequalled access to the southern skies. Piazzi was able to acquire a great masterpiece of 18th century technology, the five-foot vertical circle completed for him by the English instrument maker Jesse Ramsden, for the observatory (illustrated on Tav. II of the present work). It was here that Piazzi discovered the first minor planet, Ceres, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This, together with the great star catalogue he published at Palermo in 1803 (Praecipuarum Stellarum Inerrantium Positiones), listing 6,748 stars, established his reputation. Using this catalogue, he was able to show that the majority of stars exhibit proper motions relative to the Sun. The present work, a detailed technical handbook intended for the use of astronomers at the Palermo Observatory, became the leading astronomical textbook of the period, considered sufficiently important to be translated into German with a preface by Carl Friedrich Gauss (Lehrbuch der Astronomie, Berlin: 1822). This is a very rare book: no copies are listed on ABPC/RBH, and OCLC. "Gioacchino Giuseppe Maria Ubaldo Nicolò Piazzi (1746-1826) was born in Ponte, Valtellina, July 16, 1746, to one of the wealthiest families of the region. The penultimate of 10 sons, most of whom died as children, his parents worried about his health and for this reason quickly baptized him at home. The register of baptisms of St. Maurizio Church clearly specifies "ob imminens vitae periculum," or "because of impending danger of death". "Following the tradition that encouraged younger children of wealthy and noble families to take holy orders, Giuseppe joined the Teatine order at the age of 19. We do not have firsthand documents about his early studies, but we know from documents preserved in the Archive of the Palermo Observatory that between 1770 and 1780 he was requested by his superiors to teach philosophy and mathematics in many different Italian cities, including Rome, Genoa, and Ravenna. In 1781, he was appointed to the Chair of Mathematics in the newly established Accademia dei Regi Studi of Palermo (which became the University of Palermo in 1806); a few years later, in 1787, he was named to the Chair of Astronomy even though he was not yet even an amateur astronomer. In a matter of only a few years, however, he was to become one of the most respected astronomers of his time. "In March 1787, soon after he was charged with overseeing the construction of a new observatory at Palermo, Piazzi departed for a three-year stay at the major astronomical centers of Paris and London. During his travels he gained the esteem and friendship of some of the most reputed astronomers of the time, including Lalande, Messier, Mechain, Cassini, Maskelyne, and Herschel. Moreover, he succeeded in securing for the new observatory a unique instrument: the famous 5-foot circular-scale altazimuth telescope made by Jesse Ramsden of London. Returning to Palermo in November 1789, Piazzi was able, in a matter of months, to have the new observatory built on top of the tower of Santa Ninfa at the Royal Palace. "Encouraged by the possession of the 5-foot Palermo Circle, whose accuracy was regarded to be much superior to that of any other existing instrument, Piazzi centered his scientific program on the accurate measurements of stellar positions. His observational technique required that each star had to be observed for at least four nights before its position could be established. This painstaking work resulted in the publication in 1803 of his first star catalog. For this highly regarded work, he was awarded the prize for mathematics and physics at the Institut National de France, Fondation Lalande, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. It was while working on this catalog that Piazzi, on January 1, 1801, unexpectedly discovered Ceres, the "missing planet" between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter" (Serio et al, pp. 17-18). On the night of 1 January 1801, Piazzi was engrossed in updating a star catalogue by the English astronomer Francis Wollaston which was replete with inaccuracies. The catalogue had to be checked star by star, a task Piazzi was performing with a 1.5-metre vertical circle to determine star positions. At 8.43pm he saw a 'star' in Taurus that was not in the catalogue. The next night, he found that the star had shifted position about 4 minutes of arc to the west and slightly less to the north. He saw it again on 3 and 4 January, and continued following its movement until 11 February. His next step to notify the astronomical community of the discovery was to send letters to just two astronomers on 24 January, his closest friend Barnaba Oriani and the German astronomer Johann Bode. These letters gave no times of observation, a vague reference to a change of direction from retrograde to direct, and the wrong declination for 1 January. Piazzi was heavily criticized for not sharing his full set of observations with other astronomers, who were unable to locate the planet. Over the next few months Piazzi developed a corrected set of observational data, which he sent to the French astronomer Jérôme Lalande on 11 April. These new observations reached Baron Franz von Zach, editor of the world's only astronomical journal, on 6 June. They were finally published in the September issue of the Monatliche Correspondenz where, shortly after their appearance, they were seen by the 24-year old Gauss, who set himself the task of computing the orbit of Ceres from Piazzi's observations. This he accomplished in a little more than a month, and on 7 December von Zach directed his telescope at the position predicted by Gauss and immediately observed the planet. This sensational result established Gauss's reputation as a universal genius. After the Ceres affair, Piazzi undertook to determine the right ascension of a number of basic stars, relating them directly to the sun, in order to improve on earlier observations (including those made at Greenwich). Since he was at that time in poor health, he enlisted the aid of Niccolo Cacciatore as his collaborator. Piazzi's new star catalogue, published at Palermo in 1813, catalogued the mean position of 7,646 stars. It was widely esteemed among astronomers, and the Institut de France again awarded Piazzi a prize. Following the publication of the present wor in 1817, Piazzi was summoned to Naples by King Ferdinand I, who wished him to supervise the completion of the observatory already under construction on the hill at Capodimonte. He was appointed director general of the observatories of both Sicily and Naples, and Piazzi subsequently divided his time between the two. Piazzi returned to settle in Naples in 1824, his health weakened, and he died there two years later. Piazzi's Lezioni consists of seven chapters: Vol. I: First observations and results; Basic facts of modern astronomy; On stars; Vol. II: Theory of the motion of the planets; The solar system; Eclipses; Comets. Detailed information about the discovery and orbit of Ceres is included in vol. II (pp. 198-204). Many problems with their solutions are included to assist the reader. Foderà Serio, G., Manara, A. & Sicoli, P. 'Giuseppe Piazzi and the Discovery of Ceres', pp. 17-24 in W. F. Bottke Jr., A. Cellino, P. Paolicchi & R. P. Binzel. Asteroids III. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 2002. Houzeau & Lancaster 9275. Two vols., large 8vo, pp. xviii, [1], 240; xxvi, 446, with 11 engraved plates (9 folding). Engraved illustration of the observatory on each title. Contemporary half-calf.

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        Rein analytischer Beweis des Lehrsatzes, dass zwischen je zwey Werthen, die ein entgegengesetztes Resultat gewähren, wenigstens eine reelle Wurzel der Gleichung liege. [Bound with two other works by Bolzano, his doctoral thesis and his autobiography, see below].

      Gottlieb Haase, Prague 1817 - First edition, extremely rare, of this epoch-making paper in the history of mathematics, the first to provide a rigorous foundation for the calculus. ?The main mathematical achievements of the paper include: (a) the formal definition of the continuity of a function of one real variable, correctly understood and applied (Preface); (b) the criterion for the (pointwise) convergence of an infinite series, although the proof of its sufficiency, prior to any definition or construction of the real numbers, is inevitably inadequate (Sect. 7); (c) the original form of the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem (Sect. 12); (d) an analytic proof of the intermediate value theorem, now sometimes called Bolzano?s theorem (Sect. 15). The theorem in the title of the paper, where ?equation? is understood as ?polynomial equation in one real variable,? is deduced in the final paragraph (Sect. 18) from result (d)? (Russ, p. 157). It is usual to attribute (a), (b) and (d) to Augustin-Louis Cauchy?s Cours d?analyse, which Bolzano anticipated by four years (Cauchy?s definition of continuity actually still involved infinitesimals), and (d) was rediscovered by Karl Weierstrass half a century later (in ignorance of Bolzano?s work). Bound with this important work are his first published work, Betrachtungen uber einige Gegenstande der Elementargeomwtrie (Prague: Karl Barth, 1804), an attempt to axiomatise plane Euclidean geometry, and also extremely rare; and his autobiography, Lebenschreibung des Dr. B. Bolzano (Sulzbach: J. E. v. Seidels, 1836). ?Around the turn of the nineteenth century, mathematicians in Europe were concerned with two major problems. The first was the status of Euclid?s parallel postulate, and the second was the problem of providing a solid foundation for mathematical analysis, so as to remove the so-called scandal of the infinitesimals? ? this remarkable volume contains Bolzano?s responses to both of these great problems. We are aware of only one other copy of Rein analytischer Beweis having appeared on the market in the last 30 years; no copy is listed on ABPC/RBH. OCLC lists eight copies of each of Rein analytischer Beweis and Betrachtungen, but no copy of either in the US. No copies in auction records.?Bolzano?s writings mark a turning-point in research on the foundations of mathematics ? a transition from the mathematical style of the eighteenth century to that of the nineteenth ? Bolzano was the first mathematician explicitly to reject the traditional geometric and spatial approach to foundations, calling instead, on explicitly logical grounds, for a 'purely analytic' grounding of the calculus ? that is, a grounding in arithmetic. He thus stands at the head of two intertwined movements in nineteenth-century mathematics: the arithmetization of mathematics, a project that was to be carried forward by Cauchy, Gauss, Abel, Riemann, Dirichlet, Weierstrass, Heine, Cantor, Dedekind, and others; and the search for logical foundations that was pursued by Frege, Peirce, Peano, Russell, Brouwer, Hilbert, and Weyl? (Ewald, p. 168). ?Although Bolzano?s proofs are incomplete, and although they are somewhat clumsily presented, this paper is a milestone in the history of real analysis. It was the first successful attempt to free the calculus from infinitesimals, and it is the starting point for the modern theory of the continuum; the precision of Bolzano?s definitions and the rigour of his deductions mark a break with the mathematics of the past. The project of putting the theory of the real line on a solid, arithmetical foundation was to be carried forward, largely in ignorance of Bolzano?s work, throughout the nineteenth century ? most notably by Cauchy, Abel, Dirichlet, Weierstrass, Cantor, and Dedekind? (ibid., p. 226).?Bolzano's most significant contribution to mathematics is his epoch-making paper on the foundations of real analysis, the Rein analytischer Beweis of 1817. In the years following the appearance of Berkeley?s Analyst (1734), mathematic

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        Oeuvres complètes, publiées pour le première fois en un seul corps d'ouvrage, avec une notice sur la vie et les écrits de l'auteur, et ornées de 5 gravures.

      Paris, Foucault, 1817. - 5 Tomes en 1 volume Grand in-8. 1f. Frontispice. 1f. LXXX. 556pp. 1 gravure hors-texte. + 1f. Frontispice. 1f. 588pp. + 1f. Frontispice. 1f. LXXIV. 383pp. 1 lithographie hors-texte. + 1f. Frontispice. 1f. 404pp. + 2ff. 366pp. 6 planches hors-texte. Demi maroquin rouge à grain long, dos lisses orné de filets et de fleurons dorés (fine reliure de l'époque). Première Edition Collective des &#156;uvres de Sophie Ristaud, dame Cottin (1773-1807), l'une des plus célèbres romancières de sa génération, "qui fut très lue et admirée par les plus grands" (Dictionnaire des &#140;uvres Littéraires Françaises). Première d'une longue série d'éditions collectives qui témoignent du succès remporté par ses écrits auprès du public, la présente édition est l'une des plus rares et des mieux exécutées. Précieux exemplaire imprimé sur papier fin et soigneusement relié en demi-maroquin rouge; il a été truffé de 7 planches additionnelles qui viennent compléter les 5 frontispices annoncés au titre. Six de ces planches sont extraites de l'édition anglaise d'Elisabeth ou les Exilés de Sibérie, parue la même année, et la septième planche est une superbe lithographie d'Horace Vernet, apparemment non décrite et illustrant un épisode de son roman Mathilde. Le catalogue raisonné des lithographies du célèbre peintre orientaliste mentionne en effet une lithographie semblable datant de 1817, et inspirée par ce même roman, mais la présente planche semble lui avoir échappé. Très bel exemplaire. Pour la description d'une autre lithographie de Vernet également inspirée par Mathilde, voir Buizart, Catalogue de l'oeuvre lithographique de Mr. J.E. Horace Vernet (1826), n°30. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mappe-Monde ou Nouvelle Carte Generale

      Tardieu, Paris 1817 - Size : 290x390 (mm), 11.375x15.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Physikalisch-statistische Beschreibung des Fichtelgebirges. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Nürnberg, Stein, 1817 - 17,5 x 10 cm. 4 Bll., VIII, 328 Seiten., 2 Bll. + VIII, 270 Seiten, 1 Bl. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz (hinten eingebunden) und 1 gefalteten Gebirgspanorama in Aquatintamanier sowie 1 große . kolorierte. Kupferkarte (diese in separatem Schuber). Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. *Engelmann 490; Lentner 7754; Pfeiffer 13897; Poggendorf I, 925. - Sehr seltene Originalausgabe, vollständig mit beiden Teilen und allen Kupfern. - Ein Meilenstein in der Literatur über das Fichtelgebirge. Das Gemeinschaftswerk der beiden Autoren zeichnet sich durch eine sachliche und wissenschaftliche exakte Darstellung des heutigen östlichen Oberfrankens aus. - Außerordentlich sauber und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Alter Dublettenstempel auf dem ersten Titel. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        A Sketch of the Military and Political Power of Russia 1817

      Kirk and Mercein, New York 1817 - First American edition. Tall octavo. 208pp., folding map colored in outline. Publisher's original papercovered boards with printed paper spine, edges untrimmed. Modest loss at the foot, chip on the front fly, map slightly misfolded but sound, and some other moderate wear, overall a very good copy, with the publisher's fragile and uncommon boards in a remarkable state of preservation. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stadtplan, "Donauwörth im Jahre 1817".

      - Lithographie v. Päringer n. Falger, dat. 1817, 48 x 49 Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie. Nicht bei Schefold, bay. Schwaben, Winkler, Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, kennt dieses Blatt nicht ( vergl. Anton Falger ( = Nr. 203 ). - Der Titel befindet sich links oben, darüber ein Bibliotheksstempel. Im Plan sind alle Häuser mit Nummern versehen und die Strassen sind benannt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        L'Écuyer des Dames ou Lettres sur l'Équitation.

      A Paris, De l'Imprimerie et dans la Librairie de Madame Huzard 1817 - Contenant des principes et des exemples sur l'art de monter à cheval; Ouvrage utile à l'un et à l'autre Sexe, et orné de Figures gravées d'après les dessins d'H. Vernet; Par L. H. De Pons D'Hostun. Ancien Écuyer du Manège royal des Tuileries, et de S. M. l'Empereur d'Allemagne, à Bruxelles. Dédié au beau sexe. DEUXIÈME ÉDITION, augmentée d'une XIIe lettre, Contenant un traité sur la manière de dresser les chevaux d'arquebuse pour la chasse au tir. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie et dans la Librairie de Madame Huzard (née Vallat La Chapelle), rue de l'Éperon-Saint-André-des-Arts, N°7 - Mai 1817 - 162 pages. 3 planches hors-texte. Complet & Contrôlé. Ex-libris aux armes de J. de Sainte-Foy sur le titre. Reliure demi veau fauve de l'époque. Dos lisse à filets dorés et pièce de titre rouge. Très rares piqures. Un manque de papier sans manque de texte p87. Bon exemplaire en bon état. Format in-8°(21x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Ritterorden. Ein tabellarisch-chronologisch-literarisch-historisches Verzeichniß, über alle weltliche Ritterorden, auch über diejenigen geistlichen Orden, welche, ausser ihrer Ordenskleidung, noch ein besonderes Zeichen getragen haben; Nebst Anhang von den Verdienstmedaillen, Ehrenzeichen und Kriegsdenkmünzen, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Berlin, August Wilhelm Schade, 1817-19.. Two volumes bound in one. Crown quarto. Pp. viii, 126; viii, 168. Hardcover, nicely bound in handsome recent half calf and matching marbled boards, crimson gilt lettering-piece to spine; small chip at bottom blank margin of last few leaves well away from text, title-page darkened. Foxed, else in a very good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare complete work. This attractive and overall well-preserved copy comes from the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999).

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        Outline of the Revolution in Spanish America; or An Account of the Origin, Progress, and Actual State of the War carried on between Spain and Spanish America; containing the principal facts which have marked the struggle. By a South-American.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London. 1817 - First edition. Octavo. pp viii, 362. Errata slip tipped in. Original boards with spine label. When the independence war broke out in 1810 the author became a representative to the first Constituent Congress of Venezuela. After the fall of the First Republic in 1812 he went into exile, arriving in the United States, thence to France and finally to Britain where he wrote this book which played a part in his successful efforts to acquire weapons and manpower for a return to Latin America. In 1819 he resumed his place in the Congress called by Simon Bolivar and in fact made the final revisions to Bolivar's inaugural speech.Covers a bit rubbed and marked. Very good, internally fine. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of Voyages and Travels,

      1817 - in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: comprising Three Voyages Round the World; together with a Voyage of Survey and Discovery, in the Pacific Ocean and Oriental Islands. First edition. Folding map and 2 portraits. 8vo. Contemporary marbled sheep extremities rubbed, some foxing & browning thoroughout. 598, [i(errata)]pp. Boston, An important work, not least for the information contained on the Bounty mutineers. Delano travelled to the Hawaiian, Palau and Galapagos islands; Manila, Canton, and Macao; New Guinea and Australia; and Chile and Peru. Sabin, 19349; Ferguson, 672; Hill 2nd ed, 463; Forbes HNB, 463. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of Macclesfield

      Sold by J. Ferguson, Printed at the Office of J. Leigh, London 1817 - Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Octavo. Cloth Hardback, 1817 First Edition. . . Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments. vi + 292pp. 8 Foldout tables. Hinges, intact. Textblock, sturdy. Pages, clean and intact. Some foldout plates, with tears to bottom left corners, some with tape. Inscription to top edge of half-title page in black pen and dated 182? Light foxing. Bound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine edge. Usual shelf wear to extremities, with library sticker to lower spine edge. Hinges, intact. Textblock, sturdy. Pages, clean and intact. Some foldout plates, with tears to bottom left corners, some with tape. Inscription to top edge of half-title page in black pen and dated 182? Light foxing. Rebound in library binding, with new endpapers. 50g. Photographs available on request. Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase supports literacy charities [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-SEA CHART-NETHERLANDS-NORTH SEA-FLANDERS-Depot de la Marine-1817

      1817 - Antique print, titled: 'Carte Reduite des Cotes de Pays-Bas (depuis Ostende jusqu'a Hellevoetsluis) [ ].' - Coastal chart of the Netherlands and Belgium, from Ostend to Hellevoetsluis. This area includes Brughes, Sluis, Vlissingen (Flushings) and Middelburg. Very detailed depth soundings along the coast. This map is the left part of a a 2 map set covering all of the Province of Zeeland. Published by the Depot de la Marine, 1817. These type of charts are scarse as they were actually used at sea for navigation. Engraving, hand coloured on laid paper. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Charles-Francois Beautemps-Beaupre for the Depot de la Marine'. Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine (1720 - present), often called the Depot de Marine, was a French hydrographic mapping organization founded in 1720. Much like the U.S. Coast Survey, the British Admiralty, and the Spanish Deposito Hydrografico, the Depot was initiated as a storehouse and distribution center of existing nautical and marine charts. Eventually the Depot initiated its on mapping activities in an attempt to improve and expand upon existing material. Some of the well known hydrograhers / cartographers in the development of Depot were Jacques Nicholas Bellin and Rigobert Bonne. Good, given age. Loosely attached to (modern cardstock) carrier, will ship w/o carrier. Original middle fold, as issued. The edges of the sheet a little browned. Lower edge with small paper damages (not affecting image). Lower edge of the sheet dampstained and with small restored tears. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 65.7 x 94.7 cm. The image size is ca. 62.3 x 90.7 cm. The overall size is ca. 25.9 x 37.3 inch. The image size is ca. 24.5 x 35.7 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-366

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        Campagnes mémorables des Français, en Egypte, en Italie, en Hollande, en Allemagne, en Prusse, en Pologne, en Espagne, en Russie, en Saxe, etc. ou Histoire complète de toutes les opérations militaires de la France depuis l'époque de l'expédition D'Egypte jusqu'à celle du traité de paix du 20 novembre 1815. Paris. Bance aîné. 1817.

      - 2 volumes grand in-folio de (4)-XIV-290 p. et 22 planches hors-texte et (4)-IV-308 p. et 14 planches hors-texte, portrait de Napoléon et 5 planches de portraits de Généraux. demi maroquin à grain long avec coins, dos lisse avec filets dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaison de maroquin noir, belle reliure mais petites épidermures sur le mors du supérieur du volume 2. En tout 42 superbes gravures au burin d'après Carles Vernet et Swebach (quelques planches interverties détail sur demande). Petites rousseurs éparses sans gravité. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Costume Antico e Moderno Di Tutti I Popoli (Asia and China)

      1817 - No Front Cover. Fasciolo Settimo. pp.197-243. Original back grey printed wrappers. Uncut & unopened, spine worn. Although lacking 1 leaf of text & 4 plates, this copy contains 9 fine hand-finished plates, particularly of Chinese architecture (c.1817). Large paper copy.

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        A True and Correct Account of the Trial, Confession and Execution...

      1817. "The Crimes of These Men were Most Dangerous to Society, And Attended with Many Circumstances of Aggravation" [Broadside]. [Executions]. A True and Correct Account of the Trial, Confession and Execution of Dr. Patrick Dooring for a Rape, And of William Varley, Benjamin Micklethwaite, And Benjamin Gartside, For Burglary, Who Were Executed at the New Drop, Behind the Castle, At York, On Saturday, April 12, 1817. York: Printed and Sold by C. Croshaw, [1817]. 14" x 8-1/2" broadside. Woodcut execution scene depicting three bodies hanging from a gallows above headline. Text in two columns, black border along margins. Light browning and edgewear, negligible light soiling, a few minor creases, small section below text clipped from lower right-hand border. $1,500. * "It is some years since so many prisoners were executed at one time, but the crimes of these men were most dangerous to society, and attended with many circumstances of aggravation" (subtitle). The text consists of detailed accounts of the crimes that had been committed with an emphasis on the deeds of the Irish physician Patrick Dooring and the "unfortunate victim of his lawless lust," fourteen year old Ann Broadbent. In notably lurid language, the account details the crime's preparation, the crime and the search for Dooring, who had escaped to Ireland. The crimes of the other two are also described in detail. As is often the case, the final paragraphs of the text advise readers to ponder their actions and how they may lead to a "violent and ignominious death." The woodcut depicts three people hanging from their nooses behind York Castle. It is clearly a generic image; one of them is a woman. This appears to be an unrecorded broadside. No copies are recorded on OCLC or the British Library.

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        Oeuvres de J. J. Rousseau, Citoyen de Genève. 8 volumes.

      A Paris, chez A. Belin 1817 - Contenant : La Nouvelle Héloïse - Émile - Lettre à M. de Beaumont - Lettres écrites de la montagne - Inégalité des conditions - Dictionnaire de musique - Lettre à M. d'Alembert - Lettre à M. de Malesherbes - Les Confessions - Dialogues - Discours - Correspondance année 1763 à 1766. A Paris, chez A. Belin - 1817. 15 planches repliées (T4) et 14 pages (T5), de musique notées. Reliure demi veau couleur camel de l'époque. Dos lisse orné et doré avec pièces de titre et de tomaison rouge. Tranches jaunes. Rares pages roussies aux T3-T4. Légers frottements et petites taches aux dos. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-8°(21x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aventures de Robinson Crusoé, avec 20 Grav et Notes

      A Paris, chez Baudouin, chez Chassignon, 1817.. 4 parties en 2 volumes in-16. 1 feuillet. 180 pages.; 1 feuillet. 190 pages. 10 planches gravées. + 1 feuillet. 192 pages. 1 feuillet. 185 pages. 10 planches. (13,5x9cm). Demi-veau rouge à coins de l'époque. Dos lisses ornés avec pièce de titre et de tomaison. Plats recouvert de papier marbré. (Brown). Plats frottés. Coins émoussés. Usures aux mors et aux dos. Quelques petites rousseurs éparses. Satisfaisant. Charmante édition, anonyme. Bien complète de ces vingt gravures. Vignette gravée au titre des quatre parties. Exlibris manuscrit d'une demoiselle en anglais. Jolie petite reliure anglaise (étiquette de reliure J.G. Brown de Leicester) qui aurait besoin d'une petite restauration.

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population or, a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness (Three Volumes)

      London: John Murray, 1817. Hardcover. Very Good. xvi, 496 p; iv, 507 p; 500 p. "The fifth edition with important additions." Complete and unrestored in three volumes. Original boards with orginal paper spines, most of which are, not surprisingly, gone given their fragility. In protective mylar wraps. Very Good condition overall: bindings degraded over time but completely unrestored and text in very nice shape. Clean pages-- no marks-- generally bright for age. Some foxing throughout text and typical waviness. Bumped corners. Not ex-library! Old London bookseller's stamp on front paste downs. Secodn volume front cover creased, missing small strip o paper. Third volume front board detached, the other covers are intact; the mylar wraps keep them all in place. Nice condition overall. A greatly revised and expanded edition of Malthus' most famous work, the second-to-last published during his lifetime. Contains revisions of his views on rent, a deeper look at how the political organization of states was determined by population and what limits to population growth were already occurring in Europe, and an appendix with replies to critics. An enormously influential (and controversial) work that inspired Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.

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        ITINERARIO DI ROMA E SUOI CONTORNI O sia descrizione de&#146; monumenti antichi, e moderni. Coll&#146;indicazione delle pi&ugrave; belle pitture, sculture ed architetture. Tradotta dalla terza edizione francese ed aumentata da Stefano Piale.

      Roma, dai torchi del Mordacchini, 1817. In-16 (mm. 175x102), 2 voll., mz. pelle mod., dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, in astuccio mod., pp. IX,252; 587 (numeraz. continua). L'opera è molto ben illustrata f.t. da 29 tavv. inc. in rame (ciascuna con due immagini), per un totale di 58 bellissime piccole vedute dei più interessanti monumenti di Roma e dintorni (Tivoli, Palestrina, Frascati). “Tradotta dalla terza edizione francese ed aumentata da Stefano Piale”. Cfr. Schudt “Le guide di Roma”, p. 291-92 per varie ediz. a partire dalla prima del 1794 - Rossetti “Rome”,1425 - Choix de Olschki,XI,17472 con sole 28 tavole: “les jolies figures ont été gravées par Dom. Pronti”. Testo con lievi arross. e fiorit.; tavole fresche e ben conservate.

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        DISSERTATIONS ON THE PROPHECIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT BY D. LEVI. Contening all such prophecies as are applicable to the COMING OF THE MESSIAH, the restoration of the jews, and the resurrection of the dead; whether by Jews or Christians. revided ans amended, with dedication and introduction, by J. KING, Esq.

      Printed by the Author 1817 - The two volume set, a revise and amended edition with a dedication and introduction by J. King. Recent cloth binding, lxxvi-298,313pp. A solid recent black cloth binding, a small libray stamp on title page, there are no torn or missing any pages, few foxings, more apparent on the lxxvi pages section on the first volume, brownished deckle edges. The three-volume "Dissertation on the Prophecies of the Old Testament" (1793&#150;1800), which he printed and published himself. It was republished in London in 1817 in two volumes. Levi's work was well known in Christian circles; his Dissertation on the Prophecies was accepted as authoritative by many scholars, both Jewish and Christian, well into the nineteenth century. Book not found except in EBOOK duplication. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chromatics or an Essay on the Analogy and Harmony of Colours

      A. J. Valpy, for the Author, London 1817 - 6 plates as called for. Some listings and auction records refer to a frontis that ".is missing as usual", or similar statement, but I have found no institutional copy, nor auction record, that actually mentions a frontis in addition to 6 plates. I believe that, where a frontis is mentioned, it is just one of the 6 plates that has just been bound in as a frontis at some point. If anyone knows differently please let me know. Anyway, given all that, this book is a nice copy that has been been bound in the 20th c. in a plain, but functional, cloth binding. Page edges uncut. Title page has an ownnership stamp of the artist Harold Workman (1897-1975) at base. Pages are generally clean apart from the odd, light, spot of foxing here and there and some finger marking but nothing major. Tissue guards have some foxing/offsetting. One plate has a 1" tear to margin that I have reinforced with archival paper on verso to stop it developing (see images). Pamphleteer advert leaf present at rear. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Genealogical memoir of the family of Montmorency, styled de Marisco or Morres, ancient Lords de Marisco and de Montemarisco, in the Peerage of England and Ireland. Most respectfully addressed to this Majesty Louis XVIII, king of France and Navarre.

      Paris, J. R. Plassan, 1817. - In-4, cartonnage vert foncé de l'époque, filets dorés sur le dos, titre doré, double filet doré en encadrement sur les plats ; 75-XXXVI-CCCLXIII pp.-[1]f., qq. blasons gravés dans le texte, 26 planches h.-t. gravées sur cuivre par Lambert, dont une en front. Envoi autographe de l'auteur, (en français), au Duc de Beaumont-Luxembourg. Dos usé avec manque de papier en tête, coins émoussés, la reliure reste solide cependant. Intérieur frais dans l'ensemble, des rousseurs aux planches, essentiellement marginales. Justificatif généalogique des Montmorency d'Angleterre et d'Irlande. RARE. Réf. bibliographiques : (SAFFROY, 46115). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson's Bay in His Majesty's Ship Rosamond containing some account of The North-Eastern Coast of America and of the Tribes inhabiting that remote region.

      London. Printed for J. Mawman. 1817. - 8vo. 21.3cm, the First Edition, [vii], 279, [2],p., double page engraved frontis map, 4 engraved plates, text illustrations, in half dark green calf, gilt ruled raised bands, titles and gilt decorations in the panels, green cloth boards, t.e.g., faint stain on the upper cover, some wear on the board edges, new endpapers, good to very good. (cgc) T.P.L. 976. A.B. 2994. Lande 1117. Sabin 12005. Story p167. A voyage to York Factory in the summer of 1814. Chappell was second in command. A considerable portion of this journal is devoted to an interesting and sympathetic account of the 'Inuit', or Labrador Eskimo and he also expresses profound disapproval of the monopolistic and secretive policies of the company. Some brief discuss ion of Lord Selkirk's Red River Settlement. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. (ABAC)]
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        A Topographical History of Staffordshire; Including Its Agriculture, Mines, and Manufactures. Memoirs of Eminent Natives; Statistical Tables; And Every Species of Information Connected with the Local History of the County. With a Succinct Account of the Rise and Progress of the Staffordshire Potteries. Compiled from the most Authentic Sources. A Unique Copy with 87 additional plates bound in, gathered from appropriate sources. In Two Volumes.

      J. Smith. Newcastle-Under-Lyme 1817 - First edition. Two Volumes. xxvi, 450pp + [20]pp tables; 319pp. [1]p. errara, [15]pp index. Large hand-coloured engraved folding map at frontis with tissue guard, 87 comtemporary engraving bound in, 40 of these laid down on blanks. Handsomely rebound in modern half green morocco gilt with new endpapers by Bayntum/Riviere in Bath. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Half title present. Title page torn with slight loss but professionally repaired. Pages sl. browned o/w clean and sound. A most interesting and unique item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        Autograph Document, signed

      22 March , 1817. two pages. A little browned at outer folds. Approximately 12-1/4” x7-1/2”. (In French)Be it known that Margueritte Baquette for value received $100 piastres silver, legal tender of United States, has sold to Joseph Hortiz, after due valuation a piece of land situated ... giving the description of size and the lot lines with neighbours.... and all privileges and rights now belonging thereto and forever...." Signed with her mark "X" 22 March 1817 Margueritte Bequette. Also signed by two witnesses. The Clerk of the County of St. Louis in the Territory of Missouri also signed and witnessed, and recorded it in the official records giving book and page.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books ]
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        The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793 to 1817.

      1817 1817 - First edition. London: Printed for J. Jenkins by L. Harrison [1816-17]. With frontispiece, title-vignette and 54 plates, all hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, J. Baily, and J. Jeakes after T. Whitcombe and Pocock, and with 1 uncolored plate with plan of the Bombardment of Algiers and plan of the Battle of Trafalgar. Folio. VIII + [4] + [148] pp. Clean and well-preserved copy with wide margin bound with guard tissues in contemporary gilt half-morocco, binding weakly marked of use. * Plates dated 1816 and 1817. One of the finest pictorial works depicting British military victories that occurred from 1799 to 1815. It contains several plates of Britain's most significant victories during the Napoleonic wars and include plates on the Battle of Copenhagen and on the Battle of Trafalgar. 'As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years Jenkins' Naval Achievements has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints. It is the quality of the accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable above all, and it is the pictures rather than the text to which the value can be attributed.' [Roger Quarm, the National Maritime Museum].Tooley 282. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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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        APICIUS REDIVIVUS; OR THE COOK'S ORACLE BEING 600 RECEIPTS INSTITUTED IN THE KITCHEN OF A PHYSICIAN

      London, Samuel Bagster, 1817.. FIRST EDITION 1817. Small 8vo, approximately 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, 4 engravings, 2 engraved illustrations and 2 engraved pages of explanatory text, 52 pages of prelims, Preface, Contents and Advice to Cooks, 364 unnumbered pages, bound in antique half calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards, edges coloured pale yellow. Light age-browning, first inner paper hinge cracked, neat ink inscription on blank endpaper, otherwise a very good clean crisp copy, no loose pages and binding tight and firm. Though a common title the first edition is scarce. See Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography page 262 and A Matter of Taste A Bibliographical Catalogue of International Books on Food and Drink, by William Cagle, page 575 reference 797, both listing the second edition; English Cookery Books to the Year 1850 by Arnold W. Oxford, reprint by Holland Press, page 145, listing first edition; Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects, lists a 5th edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Musical Catechism, In Three Parts. For the use of schools and private families. Fourth Edition, with additions and corrections

      D. Hogan, Philadelphia, PA 1817 - 58 pages. Contemporary binding: leather spine, with green paper over boards. The fourth edition (not listed on Worldcat). Originally issued 1803, with 2nd in 1808, 3rd in 1811, and a "new edition" in 1823. Leaves age toned; binding sound. Small chip off outer corners of page v [introductory remarks] not affecting text. All editions uncommon. Size: 32mo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        APICIUS REDIVIVUS; OR THE COOK'S ORACLE. BEING 600 RECEIPTS INSTITUTED IN THE KITCHEN OF A PHYSICIAN.

      London Samuel Bagster 1817 - FIRST EDITION 1817. Small 8vo, approximately 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, 4 engravings, 2 engraved illustrations and 2 engraved pages of explanatory text, 52 pages of prelims, Preface, Contents and Advice to Cooks, 364 unnumbered pages, bound in antique half calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards, edges coloured pale yellow. Light age-browning, first inner paper hinge cracked, neat ink inscription on blank endpaper, otherwise a very good clean crisp copy, no loose pages and binding tight and firm. Though a common title the first edition is scarce. See Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography page 262 and A Matter of Taste A Bibliographical Catalogue of International Books on Food and Drink, by William Cagle, page 575 reference 797, both listing the second edition; English Cookery Books to the Year 1850 by Arnold W. Oxford, reprint by Holland Press, page 145, listing first edition; Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects, lists a 5th edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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