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        Northern Provinces of the United States

      1817. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 19.5" x 23.25". Nicely detailed double page map of the northeastern coast of America, from Maine (the District of Main) to parts of Virginia and Maryland. Shows topographical features, forts, towns and waterways. Includes a beautiful view of Niagara Falls. Published in Thomson's "New General Atlas". Minor overall offsetting.

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        Storia delle repubbliche Italiane dei secoli di mezzo di J.C.L. Simondo Sismondi delle Accademie Italiana (sic), di Wilna, di Cagliari, dei Georgofili, di Ginevra ec. Traduzione dal francese. Tomo I. [-XVI].

      - Italia, 1817-1819, voll. 16, in-12, br. muta coeva in carta giallo ocra tasselli in carta celeste con numero di volume manoscritto ai dorsi, per oltre 8000 pagine complessive. Prima edizione italiana. Traduzione e note di Stefano Ticozzi, pubblicato a Milano da Giusti, cfr. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani, T. III, p. 107. Qualche fioritura sparsa, ma eccellente esemplare, a pieni margini, nella brossura "d'attesa" con cui uscì dalla tipografia. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Sketch of the Military and Political Power of Russia 1817

      New York: Kirk and Mercein. 1817. First. 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. .

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      Saga ifrn Nya Holland. Sthlm, A. Gadelius, 1817. 12:o. 98 s. Elegant ljusbrunt lackat och marmorerat hfrbd med upphjda bind, guldornerad rygg, pergamentskodda hrn och rd titeletikett samt vre st§nkt snitt (Hedberg). Ryggen obetydligt blekt och ytterfalsarna lite ntta och den fr§mre med en liten spricka verst. Ngot lagerfl§ckig. Titelbladet lite solkigt och med uppfodrade skador n§rmast ryggen samt lagad reva upptill. Flera smlagningar i ryggmarginalen fram till s. 26 och uppfodrat hrn p s. 9-10. Svag fuktrand p s. 39-50, en nagg i vre marginalen p s. 83-84 och ett litet hl i ryggmarginalen p s. 85-96. Sista bladet uppfodrat n§rmast ryggen. P titelbladet Fredrik Borgs lnebiblioteks i Lund svartstpl. Almquistiana 202. Ferguson Bibliography of Australia Addenda 691a. Almquist 'ÄùParjumouf'Äù §r frmodligen det frsta svenska sknlitter§ra verk vars handling §r frlagd till Australien. Den nya kontinenten kallas frutom Nya Holland §ven 'ÄùUlimaroa'Äù, ett namn Almquist s§kerligen funnit i geografen Daniel Djurbergs skrifter. Bde Cook och Banks hade hrt ordet anv§ndas p Nya Zeeland som beteckning fr Australien. Fredrik Borg (1827-81) drev lnebibliotek i Lund. Delar av hans bcker hamnade senare i J. A. Sjbloms lnebibliotek i samma stad.

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        Über antike Glasmosaik.

      Berlin: in der Mauerischen Buchhandlung, 1817. Folio (313 x 208 mm). Lithographed title with decorative vine border, 22 pages, 6 engraved plates illustrating 8 glass objects, all very finely painted in gouache, the last two plates each with 2 small figures; bound without the seventh uncolored plate, plates 1 and 2 bound in in reverse order. Light foxing to title. Contemporary glazed turquoise wrappers (backstrip split); cloth folding case. Provenance: Prince Friedrich Karl Alexander of Prussia (1801-1883), crowned inkstamp on title (Karl PruPr).*** Only complete edition, privately printed in fewer than ten copies, fine association copy of an exquisitely illustrated treatise on ancient mosaic glass by an important antiquarian and collector. Minutoli provides detailed descriptions of the objects illustrated in pages 5-9. The rest of the text, which reproduces portions of a lecture delivered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1798 to the Royal Academy of Sciences, contains descriptions of probable production methods, including chemical analyses of the methods used to create, apply, and fix the colors, and comparisons to other known examples. Minutoli notes that these "scarce art objects" were passed unmentioned in older treatises on the art of antiquity, possibly because so few survived, and because those few examples that had been found, "showpieces" (Prunkstücke) in private art collections, remained unnoticed until the late 18th century. The painstakingly minute gouache-work required to reproduce the colors and designs of the original glass objects, carried out by an unnamed but highly skilled artist, provides many details not supplied by the underlying engravings, making of each engraving a veritable miniature painting. The time and expense entailed by this method forced production to cease after only a few copies, as explained in Minutoli's introduction to his later work on the same subject, Über die Anfertigung und die Nutzanwendung der farbigen Glaeser (Berlin, 1836, illustrated with color and black and white lithographs): "only 5 copies were published, because the endless delicacy of the patterns made the coloring of the plates too onerous" (... sind nur fünf Exemplare ins Publikum gekommen, weil die unendliche Feinheit der [sic] Muster das Coloriren der Platten zu sehr erschwerte). (As OCLC, KVK and COPAC locate exactly five copies of this edition, not including this one, that figure may be considered approximate.) Born in Geneva of an originally Luccan family, Minutoli became an officer in Prussian army. Partly self-taught (as a cadet, bored with the curriculum, he taught himself Greek, Latin, Italian and English), he became a student and collector of the arts of antiquity. After a research voyage to Egypt in 1820, financed by the Prussian government, Minutoli's Egyptian collection, containing 55 papyri as well as sculptures and mummies, was purchased by the state and formed the foundation for the Ägyptisches Museum in Berlin. The list of the author's honorifics on the title opens with "Major General and Governor of Prince Karl of Prussia." The present copy belonged to his charge, Prince Karl himself, third son of King Friedrich Wilhelm III (whose second son, the future emperor Wilhelm I, Minutoli also tutored). Presumably the few copies printed were distributed to dignitaries. The work is dedicated to Princess Marie Anne of Hesse-Homburg, wife of Prince Karl's uncle, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia. The title represents an early use of lithography. An earlier edition of the text, published in 1815, contained only two plates, one colored and one uncolored. I locate the following copies of this edition: Univ. of Kansas, Leipzig Univ., BnF, Danish Union Cat (7 pl.), and Frankfurt Univ., and 3 copies of the 1815 edition: Corning Museum of Glass, London Society of Antiquaries, and Strasbourg Bib. Nat. & Univ. (lacking the colored plate). On the author cf. Neue Deutsche Biographie 17 (1994), art. by H. Nehls, 549-551 [online].

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        An Irish-English Dictionary,

      Dublin:, 1817 G+, 1st ed, 1817. In new quarter paper over the original worn blue boards, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn. Spine, ink title to new paper label. Internally, complete, [4], [2] preface, [2] subscribers, [1], (ii-iii), [1], C-I2, K-U2, X-Ii2, Kk-Qqq2, Rr-Uu2, Xx-Iii2, Kkk-Qqq2, Rrr-Uuu2, Xxx-4I2, 4K-4Q2, 4R-4U2, 4X-5I2, 5K-5Q2, 5R-5U2, 5X-6I2, 6K-6O2, A-G2 or [1], 2-28 pp. (A-G2 is the Grammar). Title page is watermarked 1815, preface & dictionary watermarked 1814, text block edges uncut, some edge browning, 1 small margin tear (5H1), new (old) endpapers, printed by J Barlow, 26 Bolton-Street. Bookplate to fpd (Sal Ve Lowenac - Camborne), 2 columns per page. (Folio, 225*285 cms). (Allibone 1460 & 2329). O'Reilly was appointed assistant secretary to the Iberno-Celtic Society on its foundation with the purpose of preserving and promoting Irish Literature. Title Continues: containing upwards of twenty thousand words that have never appeared in any former Irish lexicon, with copious quotations from the most esteemed ancient and modern writers, to elucidate the meaning of obscure words, and numerous comparisons of Irish words with those of similar orthography, sense, or sound in the Welsh and Hebrew languages ... ; to which is annexed a compendious Irish Grammar

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        Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett

      1817. SMOLLETT, Tobias. The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett, M.D. Edinburgh: Silvester Doig, et al., 1817. Six volumes. Octavo, 20th-century three-quarter brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, navy and burgundy morocco spine labels, marbled boards and endpapers. $2000.Fifth edition, with engraved frontispiece portrait, handsomely bound.Includes the picaresque comedies Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Count Fathom, Sir Launcelot Greaves, and Humphry Clinker, along with SmollettÂ’s esteemed Travels through France and Italy and other writings. With a biography of Smollett by Robert Anderson. A fine copy.

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        The Dance of Life, a poem, by the author of "Doctor Syntax" [i.e. William Combe]; illustrated with coloured engravings, by Thomas Rowlandson

      R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 101, Strand, London 1817 - Royal 8vo: [2],ii,ii,285,[3]pp, with additional engraved title page, frontispiece (representing Time pointing at various scenes on a screen), and 24 hand-colored engravings by Thomas Rowlandson. (Hardie has shown that the four leaves of advertisements found in some copies could not have been bound in until after 1820.) Contemporary mottled calf, respined, covers framed with gilt role, black morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled edges. An excellent copy, tightly bound, virtually free of foxing, with richly colored examples of the plates. Abbey, Life, 264. Tooley 410. Grolier, Rowlandson, 38. Prideaux, pp. 306-07 ("notably above the ordinary level of Combe's verse. . . . show[ing] the better side of Rowlandson's genius."). Hardie, p. 318. First Edition in book form (originally published in eight monthly parts). Rowlandson and Combe's companion-piece to their earlier "The Dance of Death" and one of Rowlandson's finest works. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht von St. Helena und des Schlosses Rauhenstein bei Baden, 1817

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Rechts unten in der Druckplatte signiert und datiert: "Joh. A. Klein f. 1817", unten mittig in Bleistift bezeichnet: "La valée Hélène préz de Baden (en autriche)". Werkverzeichnis: Jahn 197, I/III. Grösse: 14 x 20,9 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 18,8 x 24,3 cm (Papier). 15,4 x 22,1 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Sehr seltener und schöner, kräftiger Probedruck des ersten, unvollendetn Zustandes. Vor den Ausarbeitungen der Dächer, Felsen und Wolken und vor Hinzufügung des Textes und der Verlegeradresse. In dieser Druckschönheit und in diesem frühen Zustand ein Rarissimum. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A SKETCH OF MY FRIEND'S FAMILY. Intended to suggest some practical hints on Religion and Domestic Matters.

      v, 150, [1 Errata] pages. Engraved frontispiece of a mother teaching her child to read the bible.Recent half calf over marbled boards; red gilt label to spine. 12mo. First edition. Some light browning and spotting; else a very good copy. The B.L. has the second edition, which was issued in 1818, but the first edition is quite scarce. Nor may it be pressing the vain expectations of an author, beyond the limits of possibility, if the writer indulges the thought, that whilst the mother listens to the simple tale, primarily intended for the daughter's eye, perhaps she may not disdain to glean some practical hint from this humble legend, framed to recommend the nameless charms of female excellence. [From the Preface.]

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        Rosa alba Regalis

      1817 - This exceptionally rare, large folio stipple engraving is from Pierre Joseph Redoute's Les Roses. The work was published in Parisby Firmin Didot in 1817. The large paper rose engravings were believed to have only been printed perhaps 15 times and thus are quite impressive and noteworthy. 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. ---- Overall Excellent Condition. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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        Sepulchral Memorials.

      London 1817 - Consisting of Engravings from the Altar Tombs, Effigies & Monuments Ancient & Modern Contained within the County of Northampton. From the Pen drawings of W. H. Hyett. Engraved title-page, 14 plates, two etched vignette plates and three woodcut vignettes. First Edition. Three parts in one. Folio. Large Paper Copy. [484 x 300 x 14]. [2]ff, vii, [i], 15, [5], 17-40 pp. Bound c.1840 in half claf, marbled paper sides, the spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second, the others tooled with pointillé flowers and scrolls, a "B" surmounted with a coronet in the upper panels and an urn in the others, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Headcaps, joints and corners a little worn, sides rubbed). [ebc5349] London: published for W. H. Hyett by Messrs. Nicholls & Co, April 7th Engraved title lightly foxed and some spotting but a good copy. This is a large paper copy, in folio, and six of the plates are marked as Proofs. The list of subscribers contains 26 names for Proofs, 79 for Folio, and 33 for Quarto. With the bookplate of Belton House and bound for the Earl Brownlow, with his coroneted "B" on the spine. John Cust (1779-1853) F.R.S., F.S.A. was created first Earl Brownlow in 1815. He was not an original subscriber to the work but he was a serious book collector and was a member of the Roxburghe Club from 1842 until his death. The Brownlows acquired the manor at Belton, in Lincolnshire, in 1619. Work on the new house began in 1685, and William Winde is the probable architect. Sir John Summerson described it as "much the finest surviving example of its class" and others regard it as the perfect English country house. It was taken on by the National Trust in 1984. With the red leather label of Eric Sexton F.S.A. of Rockport, Maine. Sold Christie's, 16/4/1981, as part of lot 381. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essay on the Principle of Population

      1817. Signed. MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population; Or, A View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with An Inquiry into Our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils Which It Occasions. London: John Murray, 1817. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary full diced brown calf rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines laid down, burgundy morocco spine labels. $2800.Scarce 1817 edition of a foundational work in modern economics, from the library of renowned bibliographer G.R. Redgrave, co-author of the Short Title Catalogue (STC), featuring his key notation in Volume I: “This is the best edition of this famous work as it contains much addiitonal matter, and many alterations at the hand of the author,” handsomely bound in contemporary calf.“Malthus was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion on the perfectibility of society with his father, [who] urged him to publish. Thus the first edition (published anonymously) was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of criticsÂ… The Essay was highly influential in the progress of thought in early 19th-century Europe [and] his influence on social policy was considerableÂ… Both Darwin and Wallace clearly acknowledged Malthus as a source of the idea of ‘the struggle for existence” (PMM 251). Following the initial 1798 edition, “in 1803 Malthus published under his own name the stout quarto that embodies his mature views of his subject. The author confesses in his preface that he had taken too gloomy a view of human nature in his first essayÂ… The achievement of Malthus was the exposition of the theory of population; and his name has been associated so closely with this theory that, like DarwinÂ’s, it has added a new adjective to the language of civilized peoples” (Palgrave II:670-1). Fifth edition: “with important additions.” Kress B6974. Garrison & Morton 1693. Goldsmiths 21761. From the library of highly respected bibliophile Gilbert R. Redgrave, with his bookplates. Redgrave co-authored with Pollard The Short Title Catalogue of English Books, 1475-1640 (STC), a foundational bibliography. The son of artist Richard Redgrave, Gilbert was also a major art critic, architect and author. As is evidenced by this seminal work, Redgrave often wrote learned bibliographical notes in important volumes from his library. With his date of “London. 1885,” Redgrave writes in the blank fly leaf of Volume I his informed notation on this key 1817 edition: “This is the best edition of this famous work, as it contains much additional matter, and many alterations at the hand of the author. In order to complete the previous editions, four in number, the added matter was published as an extra volume. The replies to M. Weyland and M. Graham in the Appendix [III:388-428] are important. The work passed through six editions in the authorÂ’s lifetime, viz. 1798, 1803, 1806, 1807, 1817 and 1826.” Minor marginalia to front pastedowns.Interiors generally fresh with light scattered foxing, some expert restoration and age-wear to binding. A most desirable extremely good copy, scarce in contemporary boards.

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        Wjdenske polittycské nowiny. S neywysssjm cýsarským krákowským powolenjm. 1817, cjsk. 1 - 62, bis 1818, cjsk. 1 - 8.

      w Wjdni [Wien], -, 1817 - 1818. Pag. [Doppelbll. pro Nr.] OHeft. In tschechischer Sprache. Vgl. ZDB-463440-8. - Gefaltet, angestaubt, ein Titelblatt fleckig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Böhmen; Tschechien

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        Pompeiana Inscribed Presentation Copy

      London:: Rodwell and Martin, 1817-1819. First edition. 8vo. (10 x 6.5 inches). pp.xxxii + 273 + unnumbered fold-out map + 2 (Emendations & Directions to the Binder). Pages untrimmed. Frontis with tissue guard + 4 unnumbered plates, including fold-out map, before p.1. Five unnumbered plates altogether. 77 numbered plates, including numerous extensive fold-outs, all in excellent condition. Contemporary full vellum, floriated gilt border on both covers, 5 raised bands and gilt decorated panels to spine.*****some minor rubbing to the gilt, a short split at the top of the front hinge (which appears old and stable) and a few marks here and there, an excellent copy*****Presentation copy "Lucy Claxton / Rome / bound by Volpak / given by Sir Wm Gell" After investigation of Gell's handwriting samples and consultation with Gell experts, we're comfortable making this assessment.****A great copy of one of Gell's major contributions to archaeology.

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China

      1817. First Edition . ELLIS, Sir Henry. Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China; Comprising a Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and from China. London: John Murray, 1817. Quarto, original drab boards sympathetically rebacked, remnants of original printed paper spine label laid down, uncut. $7500.First edition of this entertaining account of Lord Amherst's embassy to the Chinese Emperor, splendidly illustrated with seven beautiful hand-colored aquatints depicting the Emperor's summer palace at Tien-Sing, the Tong-Chow harbor, a temple near Nankin, the island of Pula Leat, and views of other harbor cities, as well as three maps (one large folding), in original boards.""After the peace of 1815, the English government turned their attention to the complaints of injustice and exactions on the part of the Chinese mandarins which reached them from time to time from the English merchants at Canton. Lord Amherst was chosen to proceed to Peking as British envoy, to represent to the Emperor Kea K'ing the wrongs which British subjects were suffering under his ruleÂ… Ellis, a diplomat, accompanied Amherst in his embassy to China, in capacity of third commissioner, in 1816. A mission to China was then so rare an event in the history of Europe, that Ellis published in 1817 an authorized narrative of the journey and transactions of the embassy"" (DNB). The detailed aquatint plates were prepared by J. Clark from the drawings of Ellis' friend Charles Abbot. With errata sheet at rear. Abbey Travel 536. Hill, 413. Tooley 208. Prideaux, 250. Faded early owner ink signatures on title page.Faint intermittent dampstain along upper edge, a bit of spotting to text, plates clean, with vivid coloring. A beautiful wide-margined copy, desirable in the original boards and uncut.

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        Essay on the Principle of Population

      , 1817. 1817. Signed. MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population; Or, A View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with An Inquiry into Our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils Which It Occasions. London: John Murray, 1817. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary full diced brown calf rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines laid down, burgundy morocco spine labels. $2800.Scarce 1817 edition of a foundational work in modern economics, from the library of renowned bibliographer G.R. Redgrave, co-author of the Short Title Catalogue (STC), featuring his key notation in Volume I:

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        Natural History

      , 1817. 1817. BUFFON, Count de. A Natural History, General and Particular… Translated from the French by William Smellie. A New Edition Corrected and Enlarged. to Which is Added A History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles and Insects… By Henry Augustus Chambers. London: Richard Evans, 1817. Two volumes. Tall quarto (9 by 11 inches), contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers. $3800.1817 two-volume edition, of the first English translation of Buffon

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        Idea de los Barcos de Vapor, ó Descripcion de su máquina, relacion de sus progresos, é indicacion de sus ventajas.

      En Sanlucar, por D. Francisco de Sales del Castillo, 1817. - in-12. 76pp. 1 planche dépliante hors-texte. Demi-veau à coins (Reliure de l'époque, menus défauts). Edition Originale très rare, imprimée à Sanlúcar de Barrameda, du premier ouvrage espagnol sur les bateaux à vapeur, consacré au premier bateau à vapeur espagnol, le 'Betis', qui inaugura la première ligne régulière reliant Séville à Sanlúcar, sur le Guadalquivir. Manuel María del Marmol (1775-1841), recteur de l'Université de Séville, y décrit avec enthousiasme le fonctionnement de la chaudière à vapeur et les avantages du nouveau moyen de locomotion par rapport à la navigation à voile. Ce volume très rare manque notamment aux collections de la Biblioteca Nacional. Planche dépliante gravée en fin d'ouvrage, représentant une machine à vapeur. Coins émoussés et mors légèrement frottés. Palau, 152420. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der nach dem Wege fragende Reiter, 1817

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Rechts unten in der Druckplatte signiert und datiert: "JC Erhard inv. 1817". Werkverzeichnis: Apell 82. Grösse: 10,9 x 20,3 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 15 x 24,3 cm (Papier). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Holy Bible

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

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        Peintures Antiques de Vases Grecs

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

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        Holy Bible

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

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        Natural History

      1817. BUFFON, Count de. A Natural History, General and Particular… Translated from the French by William Smellie. A New Edition Corrected and Enlarged. to Which is Added A History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles and Insects… By Henry Augustus Chambers. London: Richard Evans, 1817. Two volumes. Tall quarto (9 by 11 inches), contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers. $3800.1817 two-volume edition, of the first English translation of Buffon’s magnum opus, with the important translation of Scottish naturalist William Smellie, this corrected and enlarged edition also featuring Chambers’ History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles and Insects, with frontispiece of Buffon in each volume, containing 52 beautiful hand-colored engravings, scarce in contemporary tree calf.“Natural history, prior to Buffon, had all the earmarks of an avocation, a hobby. Buffon is the one who raised it to the status of a science” (Mayr, 336). First translated into English in 1781 this work of Buffon provides, for the first time, “a complete survey of natural history in a popular form… in which he outlines a satisfactory account of the history of our globe… His belief in the mutability of species implied clearly some preparation for the thought of Darwin… Buffon was the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation” (PMM 198). For the naturalist, Buffon’s History was “a splendid and well-illustrated account, and was widely used and copied from, [since it] illustrated animals from remote parts of the world” (Knight, 92). See Genet-Varcin & Roger 207; Nissen 160; Norman 369. Volume I with contemporary owner signature of Edward L’Estrange to verso of title page. Occasional faint marginalia.Text and plates generally fresh with light scattered foxing and a few minor expert paper repairs, mostly marginal; expert restoration to attractive contemporary full calf-gilt bindings. Scarce.

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        Notes on a Journey in America

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

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

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

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

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

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        Papers written in opposition to the Union Canal.

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

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        An der Stadtmauer zu Regensburg, 1817

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte bezeichnet, signiert und datiert: "An der Stadtmauer zu Regenspurg | JC Erhard fec 1817". Werkverzeichnis: Apell 5, IV/IV. Serie: Süddeutsche Ansichten, Blatt 3. Grösse: 11,9 x 17,3 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 14,5 x 19,4 cm (Papier). 12,6 x 17,8 cm (Plattenmaß). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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        A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage, to Pitcairn's Island; - including an Interesting Sketch of the Present State of the Brazils and of Spanish South America. Illustrated with sixteen etchings by the author, from drawings on the spot.

      London: for Law and Whittaker, 1817 - 2nd ed., frontispiece and 12 plates (2 folding, 1 comprising 2, the other 3 images; 1 printed in red ochre) from drawings by the author. Light foxing throughout in old half calf with marbled boards. Octavo. Also facsimile letter from Sir Thomas Staines describing Pitcairn Island in 1814. A fascinating account by an officer in the Royal Marines on the H.M. Frigate Briton, including much on the mutiny of the Bounty, including an interview with the last survivor on Pitcairn Island. Shillibeer recorded what he saw in fine etchings he made on the spot, including views of Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Juan Fernandez, Callao, and Santa Christina, as well as a portrait of Friday Fletcher October Christian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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