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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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        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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        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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        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’ monumenti antichi, e moderni. Coll’indicazione delle più 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" (1793–1800), 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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        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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        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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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      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.

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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]

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      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]

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        Lalla Rookh

      for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1817 - First edition. Extra-illustrated with 6 engravings by Corbould on India paper. [iv], 405, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. A choice copy in a contemporary Scottish binding by Carss, a binder who Dibdin admired and described as "the favourite bookbinder among the cognoscenti of Glasgow." The extra plates by Corbould originally appeared in the Pocket Magazine of Classic and Polite Literature. With Engravings Illustrative of "Lalla Rookh" (London: John Arliss, 1819). For binding: Ramsden, UK, p. 192; Spawn & Kinsella 340 Near contemporary full plum morocco, covers and spine tooled in blind, a.e.g., by Carss, Glasgow (ticket on verso of first blank). Light foxing throughout Extra-illustrated with 6 engravings by Corbould on India paper. [iv], 405, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Viaggio in Norvegia, ed in Lapponia fatto negli anni 1806,1807, e 1808... Preceduto da una introduzione del sig. A. di Humboldt tradotto e corredato di note dal Conte Cav. Luigi Bossi, in 4 voll.

      Sonzogno, 1817. "in 8° piccolo (cm 16,5x10), pp. xxxvi, 219, 1; 287; 255, 1; 257; leg. coeva m/pelle con angoli, tit. in oro su tass. al ds. e fregi, tagli spruzz. Collana: Raccolta de' viaggi più interessanti eseguiti nelle varie parti del mondo tanto per terra quanto per mare dopo quelli del celebre Cook, e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana. Dedica a Carolina Settala Anguissola. Opera di enorme valore scientifico del celebre geologo ed esploratore tedesco Buch che compì numerose spedizioni geologiche nelle zone vulcaniche dell'Alvernia, nei Monti Albani e al Vesuvio, alle Canarie e alle Ebridi, viaggiò anche in Danimarca, Finlandia, Jutland di cui fu attento osservatore della flora, fauna e fenomeni naturali; anticipatore delle moderne teorie magmatiche, e a lui si deve la teoria dei ""crateri di elevazione"" che spiega la forma delle montagne di origine vulcanica come risultato della progressiva stratificazione di materiale magmatico. L'opera contiene 18 acqueforti di Dall'Acqua acquerellate da Lazaretti (tranne i profili), che ill. costumi, scene di vita lappone, paesaggi, animali, profili di montagne. Lievi fior. e piccole sbucc. alle leg. 561/34"

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      John Murray, London 1817 - 1st edition, 1st issue with page 76 blank (later issues are much more common, especially those with the Hamlet quote on the title page). Original brown wrappers, uncut, lighter brown spine, title printed on front wrapper in upper case italics, 4 pages of ads dated June, 1817 (the ads sometimes pointed to as suggesting a 2nd binding or 2nd issue but this is probably bogus). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rosa moschata

      Paris 1817 - This beautiful stipple engraving is from Pierre Joseph Redoute's Les Roses. The work was published in Paris by Firmin Didot between 1817 and 1824. The text was written by Claude Antoine Thory.Redoute's name is synonymous with beauty and in the world of botanical art he is known as the best. The work proved to be not only outstanding in terms of its beauty but also for its scientific merits. Many of the images were after Thory's personal collection as well as the rose garden of the Empress Josephine's garden at Malmaison. Redoute and Thory described almost all of the important roses that were known in their time. Lawalree describes the text as being 'of outstanding importance to both botanists and horticulturalists.Redoute's fame is due in large part to his diligent effort to perfect the use of stipple engraving. This labor intensive, and therefore expensive, technique creates subtle yet stunning variations of color making it superior to the engraving alone. Each plate was created using the 'a la poupee' process in which the color was applied before the printing. Hand-finished coloring was painstakingly applied after printing.Redoute was renowned for his artistic ability and tutored such people as Queen Marie-Antoinette, Empress Josephine, Marie-Louise, and Queen Marie-Amelie. Redoute influenced a breadth of artists that followed him including Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, and Prevost. Redoute is widely considered the finest botanical illustrator of the early 19th century, if not throughout history.The process of stipple engraving and color printing give the Redoute Rose prints their luminous quality. Stippling is an etching process that employs dots instead of lines to form the image, which is then color printed by applying colored inks directly to the copper plate for each impression. The use of colored inks, greens and browns to print the stems and leaves, and reds and pinks to print the flowers, create a more luminous print by eliminating the necessity to paint watercolor over a back inked image. --- The work is in very good to excellent condition. There is an occasional faint fox mark or imperfection to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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        The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges. Exhibiting I. The Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, hanged . . . IV. The Proceedings of the Ship-Money Judges . . . VII. The Case of William Penn, for a Riot in Fenchurch Street

      A populist tract of the first rank originally published in 1681, recounting with approval the executions of oppressive judges and praising upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and the jury acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus. Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning and a very little foxing, else sound, 36 pages; uncommon, four copies in OCLC in this country. For J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin) [etc.], London, 1817.

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        Carta topografica dei contorni a dieci miglia dalla città di Firenze. Disegnata da Girolamo Ermirio, incisa da G. Canacci, e scritta da Gaetano Giarré.

      Firenze, presso Niccolò Pagni, [primi decenni dell'800], carta topografica incisa in rame all'acquaforte, mm. 590x807 (l'immagine, presa al filetto di contorno più esterno), mm. 610x829 (il foglio). "Scala di miglia quattro fiorentine". Titolo entro cartiglio ovale in alto a sinistra, due vedute finemente incise agli angoli inferiori (sulla destra "Ingresso in città dalla Porta San Gallo; sulla sinistra "R. Palazzo delle Cascine fuori di Porta al Prato"). Una piccola annotazione antica manoscritta sotto al cartiglio riporta una presunta data di stampa: 1817. Strappetti nelle parti più esterne della carta, ben restaurati. Qualche rara e lieve macchia, leggeri aloni. Nel complesso buon esemplare, in passe-partout. Importante e rara carta dei dintorni di Firenze: Cfr. Arrigoni e Bertarelli, "Le carte geografiche dell'Italia [...]" n. 1980. E' catalogata a pag 330 del "Catalogo Ragionato-parte seconda" dell'Istituto Geografico Militare" (gruppo 9-n° d'ordine 79).

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        Albert Durers Designs of the Prayer Book.

      London: Published September 1st, 1817, R. Ackermann’s Lithographic Press. - Folio (38 x 27 cm.): [4], 8 pages; [1], 43 leaves of lithographed plates, printed mostly in single colors (black, red, green, mauve, and grey) and two printed in black and red, plus frontispiece portrait of Dürer (p. [2]). Bound in 19th century half-calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked in black cloth with old calf spine overlaid; minor spotting and foxing on some leaves. From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookseller Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013), with pencil signature on title page of Herbert W. Bryans dated 1895, almost certainly Herbert William Bryans (1855-1925), British artist and stain glass designer. THE FIRST MAJOR BOOK PRINTED IN BRITAIN BY MEANS OF LITHOGRAPHY. As documented by Abbey and Twyman, a few earlier attempts to print books using lithography were made in the Britain, but Ackermann’s book is "the first serious attempt to popularize the new method" (Abbey). Dürer’s marginal drawings for the manuscript prayer book of the Emperor Maximilian, now in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich, were considered a national treasure in Germany, and lithography was used to produce several facsimile editions of it. Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, printed an edition in Munich in 1808 entitled Albrecht Dürers Christlich-Mythologische Handzeichnungen, which included 43 border designs printed in several single colors matching those that Dürer had originally used. Ackermann’s 1817 edition, the first important production from his lithographic press, used plates that were copied from Senefelder’s 1808 edition by an unknown artist. The book’s title page was printed in red and black, as was a single text page of the original manuscript. According to Michael Twyman, "These two pages may well be the earliest examples of colour lithography from separate stones to have been produced in Britain" (Twyman (2013), p. 36). REFERENCES: J. R. Abbey, Life in England in Aquatint and Lithography, 1770-1860 (1953), 202; Michael Twyman, A History of Chromolithography: Printed Colour for All (2013), pp. 35-36; Michael Twyman, Early Lithographed Books (1990), pp. 49, 204-205, 294 (no. 1.92). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der verständige Bauer Strüf. Eine Familiengeschichte. Allen Ständen zum Nutzen und Interesse besonders aber jedem Bauer und Landwirthe in den Jahren zunehmender Theuerung ein Lehr- und Exempelbuch

      Straubing, F. S. Lerno’schen Schriften 1817 - a. Buchband 1: Pergamenteinband der Zeit mit Randprägung; abgerissenem Buchrücken. Format/ Einband 18 x 11 cm; 504 Seiten mit einem ganzseitigen gestochenen Frontispiz, einem Titelkupfer sowie zahlreichen gestochenen Vignetten und einigen Textholzschnitten mit Abbildungen land- und gartenwirtschaftlicher Gerätschaften und des bäuerlichen Hauswesens. Papier durchgehend mit Gebrauchsspuren und mit wenigen kleinen Flecken; Randanstreichungen im 19 Kap; ansonsten ein vollständiges gut lesbares und im Innenteil unbeschädigtes Exemplar. b. Buchband 2: Halbleinen jüngerer Zeit. Format/ Einband 18 x 11 cm; 614 Seiten mit einem ganzseitigen gestochenen Frontispiz, einem Titelkupfer sowie zahlreichen gestochenen Vignetten und einigen Textholzschnitten mit Abbildungen land- und gartenwirtschaftlicher Gerätschaften und des bäuerlichen Hauswesens. Ex libris eingeklebt vorne, Papier durchgehend mit Gebrauchsspuren, mit wenigen kleinen Flecken und Wasserrändern auf wenigen Seiten. Frontispiz mit geklebtem Einriss (bräunliche Klebestreifenspur ca. 5 cm rechts außen), S. 401/402 und 613/614 mit Eckenabriss oben ohne Textverlust, minimale Wurmspur auf S. 609-614; ansonsten ein vollständiges gut lesbares Exemplar. Bemerkungen: Seltene Erstausgabe in 2 Bänden - Johann Evangelist Fürst (1784 - 1846) erzielte 1817 mit seinem „Bauer Strüf“ eine weite Verbreitung in der ländlichen Kultur seiner Zeit. Meist der sog. Hausvaterliteratur zugerechnet übersteigt dieses im Stile einer dialogisch angelegten Erzählliteratur wissensreiche Kompendium landwirtschaftlich-forstökonomischen Wissens seiner Zeit dieses Genre bei Weitem. Es gibt umfassenden Einblick in die Agrarkultur der Zeit versehen mit unzähligen Erfahrungsschätzen zur Steigerung von Produktivität und Ökonomie in der Hof- und Hauswirtschaft. Grund für die weite Verbreitung dieses Werkes war die Wahl des Erzählstils, durch den das dargebrachte Wissen gewissermaßen seine agrarpädagogische Methode fand. „Johann Evangelist Fürst wurde am 28. Dezember 1784 im niederbayerischen Frauendorf bei Vilshofen als sechstes Kind der Bauerseheleute Michael und Katharina Fürst geboren. Im Wesentlichen geht es um die Geschichte der Familie von Simon ‘Strüf’ – ein so genanntes Anagramm zu ‘Fürst’ und somit auf Johann Evangelists Bruder gemünzt – und seiner Ehefrau Theres im fiktiven ostniederbayerischen Ort ‘Lichtendorf’. Die Strüfs schaffen es in schwieriger Zeit zu Wohlstand zu kommen. (Sie) nutzen (die) rationelle Verbesserungen in der Feld-, Wiesen-, Garten-, Haus- und Hofwirtschaft mit Obst-, Gemüse-, Kräuter-, Flachs-, Ölpflanzen-, Hopfen- und Tabakanbau, Obstbaum-, Vieh- und Bienenzucht, Unkraut- und Schädlingsvernichtung sowie vermehrtem Düngemitteleinsatz u.a. (Fürst) stellte. (auf seinen Gütern) im Frühjahr 1820 den ehemaligen Schlossgärtner von Irlbach bei Straubing, Herbert Rudolph Diecker, an, der aus dem friesischen Emden stammte und sieben Jahre in Fürsts Diensten blieb. Ab Herbst 1821 schickte er diesen besonders in Pomologie fachkundigen und belesenen Mann durch ganz Bayern für eine Bestandsaufnahme in Sachen Obstkultur und auch zum Erfahrungsaustausch mit Freunden der Gartenkultur. Diecker hatte weit reichende Verbindungen zu Deutschlands führenden Pommologen der Zeit – z. B. dem Arzt Adrian Diel im rheinischen Diez an der Lahn, der 1819 erst ein neunbändiges ‘System der in Deutschland vorkommenden Kernobstarten’ abgeschlossen hatte, ferner dem Württemberger Pfarrer Johann Ludwig Christ, dem Thüringer Pfarrer Johann Volkmar Sickler, Verfasser von ‘Der teutsche Obstgärtner’, oder dem fränkischen Adeligen Christian Freiherr Truchseß von Wetzhausen zu Bettenburg. Dadurch gelang es Fürst, aus vielen Baumschulen im In- und Ausland alle möglichen Sorten von Kern- und Steinobst nach Frauendorf zu holen.weitere Informationen auf der Homepage des Bundes Akademie Verlags. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: John Murray, 1817. 1st edition, 1st issue with page 76 blank (later issues are much more common, especially those with the Hamlet quote on the title page). Original brown wrappers, uncut, lighter brown spine, title printed on front wrapper in upper case italics, 4 pages of ads dated June, 1817 (the ads sometimes pointed to as suggesting a 2nd binding or 2nd issue but this is probably bogus). good.

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        Versuche über einzelne Theile der Theorie des Rechts.

      Jena, bey Johann Michael Mauke, 1817. Zweyte, verbesserte Ausgabe. 2 Bde. (in 1). 8vo. VIII, 296, VI, 287 S. Zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit Buntpapierbezug, goldgeprägtem, roten Rückenschild und Grünschnitt. (St.a.Vorsatz und Tb. von Bd. 1 - ausgeschieden aus der Bibliothek des Appellations-Gerichts Zwickau). Insgesamt 32 Abhandlungen. - Ostern 1796 habilitierte Thibaut in Kiel, seine Schrift wurde als Nummer 6 im ersten Band aufgenommen. Sie war vordem nicht ediert. Am 21. April 1798 wurde Thibaut zum ausserordentlichen Professor ernannt. Vorausgegangen war die Publikation seines ersten selbständigen Werkes, das er im März 1798 abgeschlossen hatte. Am 25. August 1798 wurde er ordentlicher Beisitzer des Spruchkollegiums in Kiel. Die Ernennung zum Ordinarius und die Publikation des zweiten Bandes fiel fast auf einen Termin zusammen. Am 16. Januar 1801 übernahm er in Kiel den ordentlichen Lehrstuhl, im Februar desgleichen Jahres ershien der zweite Band. Im Jahre 1802 verließ Thibaut Kiel in Richtung Jena und setzte noch Feuerbach als seinen Nachfolger in Kiel durch. \"Feuerbach\", so der kleine Schmäh in den gebildeten Kreisen Jenas, \" sei mit derselben Kutsche nach Kiel gefahren, mit der Thibaut gekommen sei.\" Diese erste Publikation Thibauts beschäftigt sich wie keine andere des grossen Juristen mit den Grundfragen des Rechts: Ethik und Recht sowie Theorie und Praxis. Auch das Problem \"des Einflusses der Philosophie auf die Auslegung der positiven Gesetze\" wird wiederholt angesprochen. Versand D: 2,00 EUR Professorenkollege, Schüler & Wegbereiter, Vorlesungen & Rechtsstudium

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        Journal of the proceedings of the late embassy to China.

      London: John Murray 1817 - 4to (26.8 x 20 cm). Etched portrait, 3 engraved maps, one folding (repaired and lined), and 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates, with the final errata leaf, occasional minor foxing or spotting. Modern half calf over contemporary marbled boards, a very good copy. First edition of a contemporary account of the Amherst embassy to China in 1816. Sir Henry Ellis (1788-1855) was a career diplomat who joined the East India Company in 1805 and went on Malcolm's Embassy to Persia in 1810 .In 1816 Ellis accompanied Earl Amherst on his mission to China. The mission, to negotiate a new trade agreement, was unsuccessful. Ellis was not impressed by the Chinese, whom he considered xenophobic, ultra-traditional, and 'uninteresting' (Ellis). On the return voyage, Ellis and his companions were wrecked in the Strait of Gaspar and only reached Batavia after a perilous journey of several hundred miles in an open boat. Later they called at St Helena, where Ellis met Napoleon. Napoleon later hotly disputed Ellis's account of the meeting. Abbey Travel 536; Bastin & Brommer 132; Cordier Sinica III, 2393; Hill I, 94 (American edition); Prideaux pp.250-1, 335; Tooley 208; Young p.315. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HENRY: A Story, intended for Little Boys and Little Girls from Five to Seven Years Old

      London, printed by and for William Darton, Jun. 58 Holborn Hill, 1817 and 1816.. In 2 volumes, complete set, Part I is an early reprint 1817, Part II is a first edition 1816 (Part I first published in 1815). 12mo, approximately 155 x 100 mm, 6 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches, original publisher's printed yellow stiff paper wraps, lower covers with publisher's adverts, pages: viii, 9-60 + (4) - adverts; (2), 3-63, + (1) -adverts. Each volume has a folding copper engraved plate as frontispiece plus 2 copper plates. Covers slightly dusty, a few minor marks, small brown stain on lower cover of Part II, slight wear to spines, the same neat old name in margin of title pages, name scraped off front pastedown of Part II, one or two small pale marks to contents. A very good plus set of an uncommon early children's item, unusual to find both volumes together and in such nice condition. In her preface dated from Ipswich, Jan. 1815, the author says that she was inspired by Miss Edgeworth's 'Early Lessons' to write this story for the instruction and amusement of a dear nephew. The Dartons, page 541, No. H1079 and H 1080; Osborne I page 315 (1825, first part only) and II page 913 (2 Parts, first editions); Oppenheimer Catalogue 2601, 1825 defective. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Zapolya: A Christmas Tale, in Two Parts

      Rest Fenner, London 1817 - First edition. [vi], 128 pp., lacking half-title. 8vo. First edition in wrappers of Coleridge's Christmas drama modeled after Shakespeare's Winter's Tale and written with Byron's encouragement. The play was rejected by Drury Lane and Covent Garden but found favor with the reading public, leading to its eventual stage production at the Surrey Theater under the title Zapolya: or the Warwolf. A fine copy in wrappers; Wise notes that Zapolya was issued in either boards or wrappers. Haney 29; Prideaux, p. 46; Wise, Coleridge 46 Original pale blue stab-sewn wrappers. Sporadic spotting, else a fine, fresh copy. Bookplate. In custom card box [vi], 128 pp., lacking half-title. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dewitt Clinton

      December 1817. The letter written from Albany in 1817 while Governor of New York State to General James Tallmadge reads in full, <I>"Dear Sir, I have received your interesting letter. I shall be impatient until I see the report of the committee for internal improvements. The appropriation with the President on this point can do no injury and it may well comfort with a general support of his measures which I hope will be the case. An indefinite support of . . . to an administration is . . . anti- patriotic and generally unprincipled. If a member is to follow implacably the Presidential track, where is his independence as a legislator and a man! The Cabinet, as it is called, will be the main thing that will propel the whole machinery of Government. Rely upon it that a war with Spain will terminate in a war with G.B. I consider the independence of L. America as connected with the cardinal interests of mankind. To seal up the faculties of such a fine country against the . . . of improvement & the reciprocation of commercial benefits, is a high - handed offense against humanity. D - of . . . . migrated from the vicinity of Newburgh . . . in his origin, his principles have not improved by his . . . . his nomination was a country one and it was nearly . . . The next member will be of a different complexion. He has no other influence than that which be acquired by his office - a regular appointment. As to W - he is the very representation of deception and . . . T- are very malicious - they are plausible & apparently moderate but rely upon it they are false and hollow. Yours cordially,"</I> In 1817, Clinton was responsible for the creation of the Erie Canal. He persuaded the state lawmakers to provide 7 million dollars for the construction of a canal 363 miles long and 40 feet wide and four feet deep. James Monroe was President at this time and his cabinet included John C. Calhoun and John Quincy Adams. The United Kingdom also opposed a reconquest of Latin America and suggested that the U.S. join in proclaiming "hands off". Ex Presidents Jefferson and Madison counseled Monroe to accept the offer but Adams led him down a different path which led Clinton to become apprehensive. Twenty years after Monroe died in 1831, this became known as the Monroe Doctrine. General Tallmadge studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced several years in Poughkeepsie and New York. He also owned a farm in Dutchess county. For some time he was private secretary to Governor George Clinton, and during the war of 1812-'15 he commanded a company of home-guards in the defense of New York. He was elected a representative to congress as a Democrat, and served from December 1, 1817, to March 3, 1819, but declined a re-election. During that time, he defended General Andrew Jackson's course in the Seminole war, and introduced, as an amendment to the bill authorizing the people of Missouri to form a state organization, a proposition to exclude slavery from that state when admitted to the Union.

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