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        Essay on the Theory of the Earth. With mineralogical notes, and an account of Cuvier\'s geological discoveries, by Professor Jameson. Third Edition, with additions.

      Edinburgh, Blackwood and London, Baldwin, Cradock and Joy 1817. Lith. Frontispiz, XXIII, 318 Seiten, 4 lithographierte Tafeln (= komplett), 8°, zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit Rückenschildchen und marmorierten Deckelbezügen (Titelblatt durch Abklatsch des gegenüberliegenden Frontispizes etwas gebräunt; sonst tadelloses, fleckenfreies Exemplar). Seltene und maßgebliche englische Ausgabe des berühmten Werkes; alle späteren Nachdrucke und Neuauflagen basieren auf diese Ausgabe. Hier sowohl innen wie außen in einem besonders schönen und gut erhaltenem Exemplar. - \"Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier (1769 – 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the \"father of paleontology\". Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing living animals with fossils. - Cuvier\'s work is considered the foundation of vertebrate paleontology, and he expanded Linnaean taxonomy by grouping classes into phyla and incorporating both fossils and living species into the classification. Cuvier is also known for establishing extinction as a fact—at the time, extinction was considered by many of Cuvier\'s contemporaries to be merely controversial speculation. In his Essay on the Theory of the Earth (1813) Cuvier was interpreted to have proposed that new species were created after periodic catastrophic floods. In this way, Cuvier became the most influential proponent of catastrophism in geology in the early 19th century. His study of the strata of the Paris basin with Alexandre Brongniart established the basic principles of biostratigraphy. - Among his other accomplishments, Cuvier established that elephant-like bones found in the USA belonged to an extinct animal he later would name as a mastodon, and that a large skeleton dug up in Paraguay was of Megatherium, a giant, prehistoric ground sloth. He named the pterosaur Pterodactylus, described (but did not discover or name) the aquatic reptile Mosasaurus, and was one of the first people to suggest the earth had been dominated by reptiles, rather than mammals, in prehistoric times. - Cuvier is also remembered for strongly opposing theories of evolution, which at the time (before Darwin\'s theory) were mainly proposed by Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Cuvier believed there was no evidence for evolution, but rather evidence for cyclical creations and destructions of life forms by global extinction events such as deluges. In 1830, Cuvier and Geoffroy engaged in a famous debate, which is said to exemplify the two major deviations in biological thinking at the time – whether animal structure was due to function or (evolutionary) morphology. Cuvier supported function and rejected Lamarck\'s thinking. (...)\" (Wikipedia) - \"Die Bedeutung C.\'s liegt in der Beiziehung vergleichender anatomischer Studien zur Zoologie, auf welcher Basis er eine Systematik aufbaut. Desgleichen wurde er durch Ausdehnung seiner Studien auf die fossile Tierwelt zum Begründer der Paläobiologie. In der Erdgeschichte ist er der Schöpfer der Katastrophentheorie, womit er in Gegensatz zum Entwicklungsgedanken gerät.\" (Zischka, Gelehrtenlexikon, S. 158 f.) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Evolution; Evolutionstheorie; Paläontologie;

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        Collection of 29 scores, as follows

      Op. 15 Grandes Variations sur un Thême hongrois pour Le Piano-Forte Composées & dediées A Mr. le Comte Thadé d'Amadé.. Oeuv: 15. Oblong folio. Disbound. [1] (title), 2-17 pp. Engraved. Hambourg: Jean Auguste Böhme [without PN], [1817]. With early signature to foot of title. A later edition. Hill p. 14. Op. 17 Grand Quatuor pour le Piano-Forté, Violon, Viola et Violoncelle obligés, composé et dedié à Son Altesse, Monseigneur le Prince Ferdinand Kinsky... Oeuvre 17. Prix 6 Francs. [Set of parts]. Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 720], [1819]. Oblong and upright folio. Piano part with old paper tape to spine; other parts unbound. Piano: [1] (title), 2-23 pp. Violin: 1f. (blank), 3-7 pp. Viola: 3-7 pp. Vioiloncello: 3-7 pp. Engraved. Small circular early collector's embossed name "Kottenbach" to first leaf of each part. Measures neatly numbered in pencil. Slightly worn; tear to upper margin of title. First Edition. Hill p. 16. Op. 21 Grand Sonate pour le Piano Forté, et Violoncelle obligé, composée et dediée à Bernard Romberg... Oeuvre 2[1]. [Keyboard part together with part for cello in photocopy]. Bonn: N. Simrock [PN] 744, [1810]. Oblong folio. 1f. (title), [3] (blank), 4-21 pp. engraved; 6 pp. photocopy. First Edition. Hill p. 19. Op. 21 Grande Sonate pour le Piano-Forté et Violon obligé, composée et dediée à Bernard Romberg... Oeuvre 21. Prix 4 Francs. [Parts for piano and violin]. Bonn: N. Simrock [PN] 745, [1810]. Oblong folio and folio. 1f. (title), 3-21 pp.; 6 pp. Engraved. Slightly foxed; minor offsetting; title slightly soiled and stained with abrasion affecting imprint; small piece cut away at lower outer corner with remnants of early signature. First Edition of this version. Hill p. 19. Op. 48 La trente troisième Sonate pour le Piano=Forté Avec accompagnement de Flûte (ad libitum) Composée et Dédiée à T.C. Meyer. par son Ami... Membre de l'académie Royale de musique en Suède. Oeuvre 48. Prix 3 Fr. 50 Cs. Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 1112], [1814]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-16 pp. Engraved. Overpaste of the Danish music publisher/seller C.C. Lose to lower portion of title obscuring imprint. Slightly worn, soiled, and foxed; some offsetting. First Edition. Hill p. 42. Op. 49 The Dream, for the Piano Forte. London: Published for the Author; by Chappell & Co. [without PN], [1815]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 13 pp. Engraved. Title slightly foxed. First Edition, possible second issue. See Hill p. 43. With the autograph signature of the composer to foot of title. Op. 51 VII Variations Brillantes pour le Pianoforte sur le thême favorit de Mozart: "Non piu andrai.-" composées et dediées à Mlle Elise Cundell... Op. 51. Pr. 12 gr. Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN 1155], [1814]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-14 pp. Engraved. Slightly foxed. Published in the same year as the first edition. Hill p. 44. Op. 54 Rondò Pastorale Per il Piano-Forte... Classe 11a. Fascicolo [2] della Biblioteca di Musica moderna... [Op. 54 no. 2]. Prezzo Lir 2. Itale. Milano: Ricordi [PN 738T], [1820]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 7 pp. Engraved. Slightly foxed. An early edition. Hill p. 48. Op. 58 Douze Bagatelles pour le Pianoforte... Oeuvre 58. Liv. II. [nos. 7-12]. Prix 3 Francs. Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock [PN] 1203, [1816]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 24-39 pp. Engraved. Old paper repair to upper inner margin of title; early signature to foot of title. Published one year after the first edition. Hill p. 52. Op. 59 Sonate pour le Piano-Forté avec accompagnement de Violon ou Flûte Composée et dediée à J.P. Salomon... Oeuvre 59. No. II. Prix 3 Fr. 50 Cs. Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock [PN] 1198, [1815]. Oblong folio. Unbound and uncut. 1f. (lithographic title), 3-15 pp. Engraved. Published in the same year as the first edition. Op. 65 Theme de Henri. R. Bishop. Varié pour le Piano Forté... Op: 65. Prix 1. Fr. 50 Cs. Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock [PN] 1237, [1816]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (lithographic title), 3-9 pp. Engraved. Indecipherable early signature to foot of title ("Schle..." [?]). Published just months after the first edition. Hill p. 59. Op. 70 Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle composés et dediés À Son Altesse Monseigneur Le Prince Antoine Radziwil... Oeuv, 70 No. [I-III]. [Set of parts]. Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PNs 1253, 1255, 1259], [1816]. Folio. Disbound. Violin I: [1] (title), 2-9; [1] (title), 2-10; [1] (title), 2-8 pp. Violin II: [1] (blank), 2-7; 7; 5 pp. Viola: [1] (blank), 2-7; 7; 5 pp. Violoncello: 6; 7; 5 pp. Occasional minor foxing. First Edition. Hill p. 66. Op. 77 Fantaisies pour le Pianoforte sur des Thêmes de l'Opéra Figaro de Mozart... Oeuv. 77. Pr. 1. Rthlr. Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN] 1362, [1817]. Oblong folio. Unbound. [1] (title), 2-27 pp. Engraved. Slightly foxed; marginal staining; minor vertical crease throughout. A very good, untrimmed copy. Published in the same year as the first edition. Hill p. 73. Op. 81 The Fortieth Sonata, for the Piano Forte, with a Violin Accompaniment ad Libitum, Composed & Dedicated to J.F. Gruning Esq... Op. 81. No. 1. Pr. 5/. [Keyboard part only]. London: Clementi & Co.,.. and Chappel & Co., [WM 1819]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 13 pp. Engraved. Small stain to title. Small early 19th century dark pink octagonal label of Elizabeth Attwood, music dealer, at "4 Nassau Street. Near Grafton St. Dublin" to foot of title. First Edition. Hill p. 76. Op. 89 Rondo Pour le Piano sur un Air de Rossini una voce poco fa... [Op. 89 no. 2]. Paris: Naderman [PN 1658], [1820]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 8 pp. Engraved. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title. Dampstained at upper inner margins. Published one year after the first edition. Not in Hill. Op. 92 4me. Fantaisie... sur un Air favorit de H.F. Bishop... Op. 92 No. 1. Prix 2 Frs. 50 Cs. Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock [PN] 2100, [1823]. Folio. Disbound. [1] (title), 2-15 pp. Engraved. Small stained area to inner blank margin of title. Early signature to foot of title. An early edition. Hill p. 93. Op. 97 6me" Fantaisie pour le Piano-Forté... Oeuvre 97. Prix f. 1.[4]. Offenbach: André [PN] 4660 [1823/4]. Folio. Unbound. [1] (title), 2-15 pp. Lithographed. Overpaste of 19th century Amsterdam music seller H.C. Steup to title; price completed in manuscript. Minor dampstaining to lower outer corners; title leaf split at spine. Published one year after the first edition. Hill p. 99. Op. 112 Cinquième Sinfonie arrangée en Septetto Pour deux Violons, deux Violas, Flûte et deux Violoncelles ou Doublebasse... Oeuvre 112... Pr. 2. Rthlr. Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 3903], [1824]. Folio. Unbound as issued. Flute: 1f. (title), 3-7 pp. Violin I: 8 pp. Violin II: 8 pp. Viola I: 8 pp. Viola II: 6 pp. Violoncello I: 7 pp. Violoncello II: 6 pp. Engraved. Light to moderate foxing; margins soiled and frayed; owner's name scratched out to each part with resulting hole to title, not affecting printed area; annotations in ink to title. First Edition of this arrangement. Hill p. 119. Op. 112 Symphonie [No. 5]... arrangée... pour Piano seul... Prix net 1F. 85 Centimes. Paris: Schonenberger [PN 1753], [1851]. Large octavo. Unbound. [1] (title), 2-37 pp. Engraved. "122E. Livraison" in the series "Répertoire des Concerts du Conservatoire." First published in 1823. This edition not in Hill. Op. 115 Fourth Grand Concerto, for the Piano Forte, with Accompaniments for a Full Orchestra, Composed & Dedicated to Ignace Moscheles by his Friend... Op. 115. Price 7s/. [Piano solo part]. London: Birchall & Co... H.A. Probst: Leipzig [PN 1412], [WM 1821]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 30 pp. Engraved. Slightly worn. First Edition. Hill p. 121. Op. 117 Second Divertissement pour le Piano=Forté composé et dédié À Mademoiselle Windsor... Op: 117. Pr. 16 g. Berlin and Paris: Schlesinger [PN] 1214, [1824]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-15 pp. Engraved. Minor staining. Hill p. 123. Published in the same year as the first edition. Op. 120 Grand Concerto Pastoral pour le Piano forte avec Accompagnement d'Orchestre Composé et Dédié Très Respectueusement à Son Altesse Royale Oscar Prince Héréditaire de Suède... Oeuv. 120. 5e. Concerto. Prix Piano 12F, Orchestre 15F. Paris: Richault [PN] 921.R., [ca. 1840]. Folio. Original publisher's gray printed wrappers. 1f. (title), 33 pp. Engraved. Early performance markings in pencil. Unusual early publisher's presentation stamp to upper outer corner of title "Hommage des Éditeurs Martin & Cie Toulouse" with recipient's name "M[lle Vergne]" completed in manuscript; publisher's and music seller's stamps to foot of title. Wrappers slightly worn. Light dampstaining throughout. Op. 126 Trois Quatuor pou deux Violons Viola et Violoncelle Composes et Dedies A Son Ami G. Gerson... Oeuv. 126. No. [1-3]. Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PNs 1787, 1788, 1789], [1824]. Folio. Disbound. Violin I: 1f. (title), 3-11; [1] (title), 2-11; [1] (title), 2-11 pp. Violin II: 7, [1] (blank), 2-8; 8; 8 pp. Viola: 7; 8; [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-7; [1] (blank), 2-8; 8 pp. Some, mostly minor, foxing; small publisher's stamps to foot of title. First Edition. Hill p. 132. Op. 129 Grand Quatuor pour le Piano-Forte Violon, Viola et Violoncelle composé et dedié A Son Altesse Imperiale Rodolphe Archiduc d'Austriche... Oeuv: 129. Propr: de l'Editeur. Prix Rth. 2.16 gr. [Set of parts]. Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN 1793], [1824]. Folio. Disbound. Piano: [1] (title), 2-37 pp. Violin: [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Viola: 8 pp. Violoncello: 8 pp. Engraved. Browned; minor foxing; occasional small edge tears; staining to lower outer margin of viola part. Neat measure numbers to margins in pencil. First Edition. Hill p. 135. Op. 129 Grand Quatuor Pour le Piano Forte Violon, Alto et Violoncelle Composé et Dédiée A Son Altesse Impériale Rodolphe Archiduc d'Autriche... Oeuv. 129. Prix 9f. [Set of parts]. Paris: Richault [PN] 896.R., [1824]. Folio. Disbound. Piano: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-37 pp. Violin: 11 pp. Viola: 8 pp. Violoncello: 8 pp. Engraved. With Paris: Hanry overpaste to title. Slightly worn and browned; keyboard part slightly trimmed; [2] in manuscript to head of title. Hill p. 135. Published in the same year as the first edition. Op. 131 Neuvième Fantaisie pour le Piano Forte Composé sur des thèmes favoris de l'opéra: Der Freischütz de Ch. M. de Weber... Op: 131. Prix 3 Francs. Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock [PN] 2397, [1825]. Folio. Unbound. [1] (title), 2-21 pp. Engraved. Occasional minor foxing. Hill p. 136. Published in the same year as the first edition. Op. 150 Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto & Violoncelle Composés & dédiés à Monsieur le Général de S.M. Le Roi de Prusse... Op: 150. No. I [-III]. Bonn: N. Simrock... Paris: Ade Farrenc [PNs] 2578, 2579, 2580, [1828]. [Set of parts]. Violin I: [1] (title), 2-10; 1f. (title), 11-21; [i] (title), 22-31 pp. Violin II: 7, [ii] (blank); 8-15, [ii] (blank); 16-23, [ii] (blank) pp. Viola: 7, [ii] (blank); 8-15, [ii] (blank); 16-23, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: 7, [ii] (blank); 8-15, [ii] (blank); 16-23, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Slightly worn and foxed; small number in red pencil to upper outer corners of most leaves. In very good condition overall. First Edition. Hill p. 154. Op. 161 Nouvelle Edition corrigée... Oeuvres classiques. Introduct. & Rondo Op. 161. Pr. 20 gr. Leipzig: Hambourg et Itzehoe: Schuberth & Niemeyer [without PN], [after 1831]. Oblong folio. Unbound. [1] (lithographic title), [2] (composer's preface), 3-19 (stereotyped music), [i] (publisher's announcements). Slightly foxed; small edge tears. Volumes 7/8, Part I, in the series Neue Bibliothek für Pianoforte-Spieler. First Edition, later issue. Hill p. 169. Op. 166 Deux Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto et Viioloncello... Oeuv. 166. No. I [-II]. Pr. 2 fl. 42 kr. [Set of parts]. Francfort S/M: Fr. Ph. Dunst [PNs] 305, 306, [1834]. Folio. Disbound. Violin I: [1] (title), 2-9; [1] (title), 2-9 pp. Violin II: 7; 7 pp. Viola: 7; 7 pp. Viioloncello: 7; 7 pp. Lithographed. Some minor foxing. First Edition. Hill p. 174. Without opus number Di Tanti Palpiti Music by Rossini Arranged with Variations For two Performers on one Piano Forte. New York: Dubois & Stodart [without PN], [1822-26]. Folio. Disbound. [1] (title), 2-17 pp. Engraved. Light to moderate dampstainig to lower outer corners. Not recorded in either Hill or Grove Music Online. In quite good condition overall, with defects as noted.

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        Trattato di economia politica o semplice esposizione del modo col quale si formano si distribuiscono e si consumano le ricchezze seguito da una epitome de' principj fondamentali dell'economia politica

      nella Stamperia del Ministero della Segreteria di Stato, 1817. in - 8 3 voll

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        OEUVRES DE J.J ROUSSEAU - CITOYEN DE GENEVE - 7 TOMES SUR 8 - (1 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 ) - TOME 2 MANQUANT / 5 photos disponibles.

      1817. BELIN A.. 1817. In - 8.Carré. Relié demi - cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 7 TOMES: XVIJ + XL + 592 + XVIIJ + 600 + XIJ + 632 + XIJ + 711 + XIJ + 568 + XVJ + 626 + 668 pages - coins emoussés - plats et tranches jaspés - titre et tomaison dorés au dos sur piece de titre - quelques traces de mouillure en debut d'ouvrage sur le tome premier sans consequence pour la lecture - 2 signets conservés sur le tome 3 - 1 signet conservé sur le tome 5, 6, 7 et 8 - 15 planches musicales en noir et blanc collationnées sur le tome 4 - 14 planches musicales en noir et blanc collationnées sur le tome 5 - 1 fac - similé en noir et blanc hors texte sur le tome 8 - 5 photos disponibles. TOME PREMIER - 1ère et 2ème PARTIE; Julie ou la nouvelle Heloise 1ère partie + la nouvelle Heloise IVe + Ve et VIe parties - TOME 3 - 1ère et 2ème PARTIE; Jean - Jacques Rousseau à Christophe De Beaumont+economie politique - paix perpetuelle - polysynodie - contrat social.... - TOME 4 - 1ère et 2ème PARTIE; dictionnaire de musique A - P+dictionnaire de musique Q - Z + ecrits sur la musique - TOME 5 - 1ère et 2ème PARTIE; lettre a M. D'ALEMBERT - de l'imitation theatrale - theatre - lettres a M. DE MALESHERBES + les reveries - fragmens d'un dictionnaire de botanique + lettres sur la botanique - TOME 6 - 1ère et 2ème PARTIE; les confessions. livres I - VIII + les confessions. livres IX - XII - TOME 7 - 1ère et 2ème PARTIE; dialogues discours + correspondance, année 1732 a 1762 - TOME 8 - 1ère et 2ème PARTIE; correspondance, année 1763 a 1766 + correspondance, année 1767 a 1778 / TOME 2 MANQUANT.

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        Memoria sulla legatura delle principali arterie degli arti con una appendice all'opera sull'aneurisma

      Tipografia Pietro Bizzoni, 1817. Scarpa fu professore emerito e direttore della facoltà medica della I.R. Università di Pavia, dove diede impulso allo studio dell'anatomia come base e servizio della fisiologia e della chirurgia, come dimostra il presente studio, preceduto dal fondamentale trattato "Sull'aneurisma" pubblicato nel 1804. In quarto

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        The Bibliographical Decameron; or, Ten Days Pleasant Discourse Upon Illuminated Manuscripts, and Subjects Connected with Early Engraving, Typography, and Bibliography, 3 vols.

      Printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare Press, London 1817 - [vi], vi, [ii], ccxxv, 410, [1]; [iv], 535, [2]; [iv], 544, [3] pp. illustrated; half-titles; 8vo; tan polished calf over boards, gilt rule borders, a.e.g. Thirty-seven of 38 plates called for are present; the Presentation in the Temple plate, not ready at publication and occurring in only a few copies is, as is the case in most copies, not present. With numerous prints on india paper and woodcuts and engravings printed within the text. "From the information which it contains, and the splendor of the decorations and printing, it will ever be considered as a model of excellence and good taste in typography and the arts" (Lowndes, p. 580). "It is perhaps the most lavish of all Dibdin's works and the best printed" (Jackson, p. 31). With the bookplates of Albert Henry Wiggin (chairman, Chase National Bank), Lynde Selden (vice chairman, American Express Company) and Edward Henry Scott. All volumes neatly rebacked and hinges neatly strengthened with paper tape-a solid set; some abrasions and rubbing to covers and edges; scattered foxing and offsetting from and near the plates, overall the pages are clean and bright. Jackson 40; Windle & Pippin A28. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Mechanische Nebenbeschäftigungen oder praktische Anweisung zur Kunst des Drehens, Metallarbeitens und Schleifens optischer Gläser zur Selbstbelehrung. Als Anhang zu seiner Gymnastik.

      Leipzig, J. C. Hinrichs 1817; Zweyte verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage; ca 18x11 cm; X (6), 400 Seiten mit 9 (8 gefaltete plus 1 Titelbild) Kupfertafeln; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen, Rückenschild mit kleiner seitlichen Absplitterung, vordere Vorsatzblatt mehrfach gestempelt und mit Zahlen- und Namenseintrag, Kupfertafeln gering stockfleckig, Seiten ganz vereinzelt geringfügig stockfleckig)Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Vite dei pittori Vecellj di Cadore libri quattro.

      Antonio Fortunato Stella (co' tipi di Gio. Pirotta), 1817. In 8vo (cm 21,5), legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con punte, dorso con fregi, tassello e titolo in oro (minime mancanze ai piatti), pp. (8), 336 e una tabella fuori testo più volte ripiegata contenente la Tavola genealogica degli otto pittori Vecellj. A tratti lievemente fiorito, ma ottima copia.EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, dedicata a Francesco Reina, della prima importante monografia sul grande pittore Tiziano Vecellio (1488 - 1576), cui sono dedicati i primi tre libri (249 pagine), e sugli altri sette membri della famiglia dei Vecellio che si occuparono di pittura, ossia il fratello Francesco (1475 - 1560), il figlio Orazio (1515 - 1576), Fabrizio (m. 1560), Cesare (m. 1600), Marco (1545 - 1611), Tiziano detto Tizianello (m. 1650) e Tommaso (m. 1629).Nella sua vita il Ticozzi «salì ad altissima fama di dottissimo ed intelligentissimo conoscitore del bello artistico. Le Vite dei pittori Vecellj fu la prima opera d'importanza che su questa materia scrivesse. Vissuto lungamente nella patria di Tiziano ebbe campo di vedere molte opere di questo sommo e degli altri Vecelli, che prima di lui non erano state da alcuno rammemorate, onde poté darcene un compitissimo catalogo. Le notizie sulla conservazione o dispersione di queste opere e sulle stampe che ne furono fatte, i documenti inediti, lo stile elegante, la fina critica rendono interessante la lettura di questo libro» (E. De Tipaldo, Biografia degli Italiani illustri, Venezia, 1868, vol. IV, pp. 494 - 500).Chiudono il volume sei appendici che contengono lettere, documenti e tavole cronologiche.Il Ticozzi, originario di Pasturo in Valsassina, fu scolaro del Parini a Milano. Nel 1782, preso l'abito ecclesiastico, si laureò in teologia a Pavia, dove divenne il pupillo di Gregorio Fontana. In seguito al ritorno all'ordine dopo l'ondata napoleonica, che lo vide in prima fila, fu costretto a riparare a Parigi, dove strinse amicizia con V. Monti, L. Mascheroni ed altri esuli italiani. Nel 1806 passo in qualità  di vice - prefetto dal dipartimento del Crostolo a quello del Piave. Durante questo soggiorno pubblicò l'importante Storia dei letterati e degli artisti del dipartimento della Piave. Tomo I (Belluno, 1813) e cominciò le ricerche per la stesura della presente opera. Trasferitosi in seguito a Milano, trascorse il resto della vita in grande povertà , pubblicando numerosi ed importanti testi, tra cui ricordiamo il Dizionario degli architetti, scultori, pittori, intagliatori in rame ed in pietra, coniatori di medaglie, musaicisti, niellatori, intarsiatori d'ogni età  e d'ogni nazione (Milano, 1830 - 33), il Dizionario dei pittori dal rinnovamento delle belle arti fino al 1800 (Milano, 1818) e la Storia generale delle belle arti attinenti al disegno (Milano, 1829).J. Schlosser Magnino, La letteratura artistica, Firenze, 1967, p. 561. CLIO, VI, p. 4556 (FI98). Cicognara, 2381.

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        EGITTO - Collezione di numero XXIV stampe a bulino rappresentanti diversi usi, costumi, maniere e fisionomie degli abitatori dell'Egitto. Firenze, presso Eredi e Cecchi, 1817

      Eredi e Cecchi, 1817. in - folio, 25 fogli. comprendenti il titolo a stampa e 24 fogli con 56 incisioni in rame. Leg. coeva in m. pelle verde, filetti oro al dorso e ai piatti. Superbo album inciso da Pera, Giovan Battista Cecchi, Volpini e Sabatelli da disegni del Denon (1747 - 1826), tratti dal ''Voyage dans la Haute et Basse Égypte'', celebre opera apparsa nel 1802, edizione riccamente illustrata da incisioni realizzate da disegni che l'artista e scrittore eseguì a partire dal 1798 al seguito delle truppe Napoleoniche in Egitto. Il Denon fu pure direttore del Louvre e autore di un'importante serie dei ritratti copiati nella Galleria degli Uffizi e dalle stampe di Rembrandt. Ottimo esempl. a pieni margini di questo importante documento storico - iconografico di egittologia.

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        Veduta generale del Foro Romano

      821. LE ANTICHITA ROMANE La serie delle vedute di Antichità Romane, composta di 101 tavole, viene realizzata con il ricavato della e vendita dei rami della Raccolta di cinquanta principali vedute di antichità tratte dai scavi fatti in Roma in questi ultimi tempi divise in 40 vedute edita nel 1817. Con quest'opera, per il numero delle tavole e per il formato prescelto, di grandi dimensioni, l'incisore vuole affermarsi come figura di primo piano nel mondo artistico romano. In quest'opera Rossini si cimenta in un diretto confronto con il suo predecessore G. B. Piranesi che costituisce un punto di riferimento per un incisore di vedute antiche, per quanto riguarda l'originalità e l'ampiezza della riproduzione. Il Rossini, oltre a sottolineare la sua influenza nella scelta del titolo e di alcune didascalie, usa frequentemente le medesime inquadrature e identici punti di vista del maestro veneziano. Altro elemento riconducibile a Piranesi è l'uso della luce e dei forti contrasti chiaroscurali. In queste tavole raggiunge una certa padronanza del mezzo tecnico che gli permette di cimentarsi in inquadrature più complesse nelle quali si nota un'organizzazione spaziale molto articolata. Nelle tavole è frequente il ricorso al taglio diagonale della veduta, consentendogli una più ampia possibilità di graduare i chiaroscuri in profondità. Tuttavia essendo l'opera composta da molte tavole presenta una certa discontinuità ed è possibile riscontrare in alcune di esse qualche incertezza nella impostazione prospettica ed alcune durezze nel segno. Rimanendo fedele alla tradizione corrente, la scelta dei soggetti operata dal Rossini non introduce nessuna novità; sono infatti rappresentati tutti i più importanti monumenti e luoghi archeologici di Roma. Elementi di novità sono sottolineati dalla registrazione puntuale dei lavori di indagine e di scavo intrapresi in quegli anni che dalla originalità delle inquadrature. Di particolare interesse da un punto di vista documentario sono le ultime quattro incisioni relative alla distruzione della Basilica di San Paolo fuori le mura, in seguito all'incendio del 15 luglio 1823. La volontà di voler animare le vedute, restituendo il monumento al suo contesto storico e la propria inadeguatezza nel campo della figura porta Rossini ad una collaborazione con Bartolomeo Pinelli, incisore romano, interprete e illustratore del costume e della vita popolare; a cui si devono le figure e i gruppi caratteristici che corredano le vedute. Pinelli in alcuni casi, riprende i motivi tratti dalle sue precedenti raccolte di Costumi pittoreschi romani. ROMAN ANTIQUITIES The series of views Antichità Romane, made of 101 plates, was realized with the proceeds of the sale of the plates used for Raccolta di cinquanta principali vedute di antichità tratte dai scavi fatti in Roma in questi ultimi tempi divided in 40 views, published in 1817. This is the work with which the artist wanted to become one of the most important artists in the Roman cultural life; we can state that if we consider the size of the work and the subject he choose. In this work Rossini tested himself with his predecessor, G. B. Piranesi, who was considered as a point of reference when it came to ancient views and originality. Rossini, was deeply influenced by Piranesi, as it can be seen in the title, the legends, the same points of views and framing. Another important element he took from Piranesi is the use of light and the contrast of chiaroscuro. In these plates Rossini reached the higher mastery of the technique, realizing also extremely particular framings and a new and complex organization of the space. In the plates quite common is the diagonal view of the subject, which gave him the possibility to elaborate more the chiaroscuro. However, since the work is made of many plates, it is quite discontinuous and some of the plates present some indecision in the perspective formulation and a little harshness in the mark. Always following the tradition of his time, Rossini's choice of the subjects does not present any kind of originality; he actually depicted all the main archaeological sites and monuments of Rome. The sole novelty is represented by the precise record of the excavation works and analysis. Quite interesting, from a documental point of view, are the last four engravings depicting the destruction of the Basilica of St. Paul outside the wall, after the fire of July the 15th, 1823. The will to give life to his views, the reinstatement of the monuments to their historic context and the fact that he was not good with figures, brought Rossini to start a partnership with Bartolomeo Pinelli, Roman engraver and costume illustrator of daily life. He was the one who realized the figures of Rossini's views. Sometimes Pinelli took the subjects from his previous collection Costumi pittoreschi romani. Roma Rome Luigi Rossini incisore. Vedute di roma 1817 - 1850, catalogo della mostra a cura di L. Gavazzi, M. E. Tottoni, Roma Palazzo Braschi, 7 aprile - 15 luglio 1982. Roma 700 525

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        The Bibliographical Decameron; or Ten Days Pleasant Discourse upon illuminated manuscripts and subjects connected with early engraving, typography, and bibliography.

      Bulmer (for the author), 1817. Tre volumi di cm. 24, pp. (6) vi, ccxxv, 410 (2); (4) 535 (3); (4) 544 (2). Con 37 tavole fuori testo (anche ripiegate e ciascuna protetta da velina) ed innumerevoli figure nel testo che includono xilografie, incisioni su acciaio e mezzatinta di cui alcune a vari toni di colore (rosso, verde, azzurro). Elegante e solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida ineramente decorata in oro e con titoli ai dorsi. Tagli dorati. Una cerniera ben restaurata, esemplare, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questo capolavoro tipografico per la cui stampa Dibdin ebbe a spendere una fortuna, ma che fu ripagato dal successo immediato di vendite, tanto che in pochi giorni non ne rimase nemmeno una copia. Brunet (II, 682): "...les gravures sans nombre dont il est enrichi en font un livre vraiment extraordinaire; nous pouvons meme ajouter, jusqu'ici, unique en son genre". Diviso in dieci giornate, sull'esempio del Decamerone, tratta della storia della calligrafia e della pittura nei manoscritti, degli antichi messali e breviari ed in generale dei libri del primo secolo della stampa. Tratta poi della storia degli stampatori europei (con marche e divise dei più celebri stampatori del Cinquecento), le legature e gli ornamenti del libro ed infine della letteratura bibliografica in Germania, Francia ed Italia.

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        La Divina commedia di Dante Alighieri con tavole in rame.

      Nella Tipografia all'Insegna dell'Ancora, Firenze, 1817. 3 v. ([5] 208 p. XLIV c. di tav.; [2] 210 [2] p. XL c. di tav.; [2] 206 [2] p. XLI c. di tav.) 47 cm mezza pelle con punte con dorso a cinque nervi fregi e titoli oro dei primi del Novecento. Tav. calcogr. disegnate da Luigi Adamolli e incise dallo stesso e da Giovanni Paolo Lasinio. Splendido esempio di illustrazione libraria della Divina Commedia dedicata dagli editori allo scultore Antonio Canova. Completa di tutte le 125 tavole. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: MDCCCXVII [1817] - MDDDXVIII [1818]. Buono ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo fioriture anche estese più evidenti ad alcune pagine. ...

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        Voyage en Angleterre, pendant les années 1810 et 1811; avec des observations sur l'état politique et moral, les arts et la littérature de ce pays, et sur les moeurs et les usages de ces habitans

      Paris, chez Treuttel et Würtz, 1817. 2 vols. de front., X, 530; front., 452 pp. avec 13 pl.. et 2 tableaux dépliants demi - basane, dos lisse 1817, 1817, in - 8, 2 vols. de front, X, 530; front, 452 pp. avec 13 pl.. et 2 tableaux dépliants, demi - basane, dos lisse, Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. Simond émigra aux Etats - Unis avant la Révolution et dans cet ouvrage il compare l'Angleterre, l'Écosse et le Pays de Galles avec la France de l'ancien régime, rarement à l'avantage des premiers. Pendant son voyage, il resta avec Thomas de Quincey, écrivain de 'Confessions d'un mangeur d'opium anglais', qui le décrira comme un "thorough, knowing man of the world, keen, sharp as a razor, and valuing nothing but the tangible and the ponderable." Mors un peu fatigué, sinon bel exemplaire

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        NUOVA RACCOLTA DI 50 COSTUMI PITTORESCHI incisi all'acquaforte da... Romano.

      Scudellari, 1817. album in - 8 obl. (mm. 180x240), bella leg. mod. m. perg. con angoli, carta dec. ai piatti, tass. e nervi al d. Front. e 50 belle tavv. in rame. Ex libris xilogr. sull'ultima di cop. qui conservata. [MM6 - 380]

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        Report of the Provisional Committee of the Calcutta School-Book Society,: printed for the information of the subscribers, by order of the general meeting, held in the Town Hall, on July 1st, 1817.

      Calcutta printed by Philip Pereira, at the Hindoostanee press 1817 - The founding document of the Calcutta School-Book Society, one of the earliest and most influential of the school-book societies which sprung up across India under government patronage. These societies were created to produce Western-style text-books in vernacular languages, to satisfy the demand generated by the proliferation of mission and other schools. By 1821 the Calcutta Society had issued over 100,000 copies of educational books and pamphlets. In 1862 the Calcutta School-Book Society merged with the Vernacular Literature Society. Many leading Bengali intellectuals were associated with the Society, including Mrityunjay Biyalankar, Tarini Charan Mitra, Ram Komal Sen, and Radhakant Deb. The appendix (longer than the report itself) contains a "sketch of the states and wants of" the various language departments – Bengali, Hindoostanee, Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit. COPAC records one copy only, in Aberdeen Bound in recent half calf. With manuscript additions to the last (folded) subscription leaf. A very good copy, some minor spotting. First edition Octavo, pp.vi, 11, [1], 48, errata slip. The manuscript annotations listing new subscribers in Lucknow and Murshidabad suggests this might be the Society's copy, annotated for a following edition.

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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, 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 a rare early children's item, uncommon 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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        Bericht über die Aeginetischen Bildwerke im Besitz Seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Kronprinzen von Baiern. Mit kunstgeschichtl. Anmerkungen von F. W. J. Schelling.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta 1817.Mit einer gefalt. Kupfertafel. XII, 1 Bl., 246 S., 1 Bl. Alter marmorierter Umschlag. Books on art 2097; Pfister 3386; Thieme - B. XXXV, 44; ADB XL, 516; Schneeberger 143. - Erste Ausgabe, nicht häufig. Der Würzburger Historienmaler und Bildhauer war als Kunstagent für Ludwig I. in Italien und Griechenland tätig und besorgte 1812 auch den Kauf der Ägineten - Gruppe. "W. widmete mit Thorwaldsen der Restauration und glücklichen Zusammenstellung dieser furchtbar verstümmelten Gruppen vier volle Jahre!" (ADB). - Zu Wagners Bericht schrieb Schelling das Vorwort u. 95 S. Anmerkungen. - Unbeschnitten. Tls. stockfleckig. Bücher de

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        Tracts on the Constitutional Law of the United States

      Harrison Hall, Philadelphia 1817 - A very scarce volume including an important early Supreme Court case, Hunter v. Martin, regarding the Supreme Court's authority over state courts in civil cases of federal law. Original full-leather. Title label on spine has text worn off. Rubbed and bumped corners, a repaired area on rear board leather, and some soil. Binding tight. Soil on edges and glue toning on endpapers. Foxing throughout with light old dampstains in one corner of pages. This edition is complete with the two folding frontispiece maps on heavy paper, in good condition with some foxing and a quarter-inch hole in one. Xi, 187, 148 pages, 1 leaf, [9]-35 pages, 2 folded plans. Contains An Answer to Mr. Jefferson's Justification of his Conduct in the Case of the New Orleans Batture by Edward Livingston; A Report of the Case of Hunter Against Martin.Selected from the Law Journal, by J. E. Hall; and Report of the Trial of John Hodges, Esq. Only five copies located on OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages and Travels in Various Parts of the World, During the Years 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, and 1807.

      Carlisle: Printed by George Philips, 1817 - First American edition, demy 8vo, pp. xvi, (2) half title, (19)-617, (1) blank, (17) index, (1) blank, folding engraved frontispiece. Part I Voyage from Copenhagen to Brazil, the South Sea, Kamchatka and Japan. Part II Voyage to the Aleutian Islands and the North-west Coast of America, and Return by Land Over the North-east Parts of Asia Through Siberia to Petersburgh. Full calf, back in five compartments, gilt titled lettering piece in the second. Very good+ copy complete with frontispiece and both half titles. Solid binding with strong joints, light natural wear, corners bumped & showing. Sheets with age toning, offset & occasional minor foxing, unmarked & complete. H7007 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Flora Medica Ossia Catalogo Alfabetico Ragionato delle Piante medicinali. Descritto in lingua italiana. [Inklusive:] Repertorio delle Piante Medicinali descritte Nella Flora Medica del Dottor Fisico Antonio Alberti. Dedicata a S. A. R. il Principe Eugenio Duca di Leuchtenberg e Principe di Eichstett, ec.ec.ec.

      - 7 Bde. 8vo (222 x 145 mm). Mit allegorischem Frontispiz ('Repertorio') radiert von und nach F[ilippo] Pistrucci und handkoloriert von Lazaretti sowie 361 römisch numerierten Kupfertafen von [Giuseppe?] Dall'Acqua gestochen und von Lazaretti handkoloriert. 244 S.; Titel, 239 S.; 244 S.; 245 S.; Titel, 239 S.; Titel, 240 S.; Titel, 127 S. Hinreissend schöne, kirschrote, längsgenarbte Maroquinbände d. Z. über flachen Rücken, mit sehr reicher Goldverzierung in fünf Kompartimenten, die Deckel umrahmt von einer Vasen-Akanthus- und einer Ring-Rolle sowie fächerförmigen Eckstücken. Im Zentrum die verschlungenen und bekrönten Initialen 'E A' (Initialen der Vornamen von Eugène und dessen Frau Amalie Auguste Luise von Bayern), Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. Milano, Giovanni Giuseppe Destefanis, 1817. Persönliches Exemplar von Eugène, Vicomte de Beauharnais (1781-1824) dieses ausserordentlich seltenen botanischen Werks des Mailänder Arztes und Botanikers Antonio Alberti (1785-1861). In einem herausragenden und frischen Exemplar, komplett mit dem abschliessenden 'Repertorio-Band', der in den wenigen von uns nachzuweisenden Exemplaren nahezu immer fehlt. Gewidmet ist das offensichtlich in einer äusserst kleinen Auflage gedruckte, mit 361 nuancenreich handkolorierten und römisch numerierten Pflanzenkupfern illustrierte Werk dem Erstbesitzer des vorliegenden Exemplars, dem grossen Bibliophilen Eugène de Beauharnais, Vizekönig von Italien (1805), Fürst von Venedig (1807), Herzog von Leuchtenberg und Fürst von Eichstätt (1817), 1806 Adoptivsohn Napoleons I. und seit dem selben Jahr Schwiegersohn des ersten bayerischen Königs Maximilian I. Das im goldenen Zeitalter (1750-1850) der botanischen Illustration entstandene Meisterwerk Antonio Albertis zeigt auf dreihunderteinundsechzig Kupfertafeln Blütenpflanzen und Pilze. Gestochen wurden sie vermutlich von Giuseppe Dall'Acqua und akkurat handkoloriert von Lazaretti. Der 'Repertorio-Band' enthält am Schluss einen "Indice sistematico Linneano" sowie einen französischen Index. Die Pflanzendarstellungen enthalten die entsprechende Nomenklatur in italienischer und lateinischer Sprache. Eine ebenso seltene zweite Ausgabe erschien 1833 (Clio, nach Pritzel 1836) in zwölf Lieferungen durch Crespi ebenfalls in Mailand. Die tadellos erhaltenen Prachteinbände zeugen von der überragenden Qualität der Bibliothek des 1805 zum Vizekönig von Italien - wo auch sein eigentliches Wirkungsfeld war - ernannten Eugène de Beauharnais. Nach Napoleons Abdankung 1814 legte Eugène sein Vizekönigsamt nieder und kapitulierte ehrenvoll vor den Österreichern. Obwohl Schwiegersohn des Bayerkönigs Maximilian I., Herzog von Leuchtenberg sowie Fürst von Eichstätt, bewahrte er Napoleon stetige und unverbrüchliche Treue. Eugène starb 1824 in München; seine Bibliothek wurde 1935 in zwei Auktionen durch unser Haus und durch Ulrico Hoepli in Zürich und Mailand veräussert. Bibliothèque E. de Beauharnais (Auktionskat. Braus-Riggenbach/Hoepli, Zürich 23.-24. Mai 1935), Nr. 62 und Tafel VIII ("Exemplaire d'une fraîcheur impeccable, dans une superbe reliure de l'époque, vrai document du style empire"); Pritzel 82; Nissen, BBI, 10; Clio I, 63 (erwähnt falsch 391 Tafeln); Brunet I, 134; Graesse I, 52. Nicht in Stafleu/Cowan/Mennega, Lesky, Wellcome, Honeyman Collection, Sammlung Arpad Plesch, NUC oder BNP. Nur ein Ex. (mixed set) im BLC, das Ex. der Oesterr. NB inkomplett (nur 5 Bde.). ANTONIO ALBERTI. Flora Medica ossia catalogo alfabetico ragionato delle piante medicinali. Milano, Giovanni Giuseppe Destefanis, 1817. 7 vols. 8vo (222 x 145 mm). With a frontispiece by Filippo Pistrucci and 361 engraved plates by Dall'Acqua, all coloured by Lazaretti. BINDING: Contemporary long grained red morocco lavishly gilt, centre of sides with crowned monogram E A, edges gilt. PROVENANCE: Eugène de Beauharnais (1728-1824), his sale in our premises 1935, nr. 62 and plate VIII: Exemplaire d'une fraîcheur impeccable, dans une superbe reliure de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erinnerungsblätter der Freundschaft.

      Wien, J. Riedl, [1817]. o. Pag. OLd. im OSchuber der Zeit. Roter Maroquinledereinband mit grüngefärbten Randleisten, Goldprägung, Kanten- und Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. - Mit 12 Lithographien, 1 Aquarell und 12 gedruckten Gedichten sowie einigen hds. Eintragungen. - Meistereinband von Josef Riedl, Wien dat. 1817. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Bibliophilie; Poesie-Album

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        CAPUCHINOS CATALANES EN AMÉRICA] VÍCTIMAS DE LA ANÁRQUICA FEROCIDAD. ELOGIO HISTÓRICO-FÚNEBRE QUE EN EL SOLEMNE FUNERAL MANDÓ CELEBRAR EL M. R. P. Fr. ESTEBAN DE BARCELONA. EN HONOR Y SUFRAGIO DE LOS 30 PP. MISIONEROS CAPUCHINOS CON SUS 4 HH. ENFERMEROS, HIJOS TODOS DE LA MISMA PROVINCIA, Y SACRIFICADOS CON VIOLENTA MUERTE POR LOS INSURGENTES DE AMÉRICA EN LA PROVINCIA DE GUAYANA EN DISTINTOS DÍAS DESDE EL FEBRERO AL JUNIO DEL AÑO 1817.

      - 35 pp.+1 estado plegado con la Noticia del estado actual de las Misiones de RR. PP. Capuchinos Catalanes en la provincia de Guayana que en virtud de su Ordenanza décima de América presenta el Prefecto de ellas. Muy buen ejemplar con todas sus barbas. Enc. en holandesa. 23x16,5. En la imprenta de Felipe Tolosa. Vich, s/f (ca. 1818). El suceso se enmarca en la independencia de Venezuela, al referir el martirio de los monjes capuchinos en Guayana por las fuerzas revolucionarias. Ejemplar raro y poco frecuente en comercio; en él se hace una descripción exhaustiva del asesinato de los misioneros capuchinos en Guayana que tuvo para la Comunidad la consideración de martirio. A principios de 1817 Simón Bolívar entró en Guayana, uno de los principales centros de oposición realista a la República de Venezuela, y en el verano había logrado expulsar a las fuerzas realistas. Este impreso ofrece un relato de primera mano de la persecución y ejecución de los treinta padres capuchinos que habían jugado un papel importante en el fomento de la resistencia a los revolucionarios. El suceso destruyó una comunidad próspera indígena fundada por la Orden en la región. Palau, ref. 362676. CATALUÑA AMÉRICA LIBROS ANTIGUOS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems.

      London: C. & J. Ollier,, 1817. Octavo (164 × 102 mm). Mid 19th-century pink half calf, green morocco label to spine lettered gilt, gilt raised bands to spine, marbled sides, edges speckled red. Half title. Wood engraving of Edmund Spenser on title page. Title page inscribed with "First Edition" in a contemporary hand. Spine and tips a little rubbed, faint spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition of Keats's first book, with the rare half-title. Poems was published on 3 March 1817 by Charles and James Ollier, who were already publishing Shelley. The first of a mere three lifetime publications, it is a work of mainly youthful promise ? Keats had appeared for the first time in print less than a year earlier, with a poem in the radical weekly The Examiner on 5 May 1816. The 1817 Poems attracted a few good reviews, but these were followed by the first of several harsh attacks by the influential Blackwood's Magazine, mainly by critics who resented Keats's avowed kinship with the despised Leigh Hunt. The best-known poem in the book is the sonnet "On first looking into Chapman's Homer", "by common consent one of its masterpieces in this form, having a close unsurpassed for the combined qualities of serenity and concentration" (Colvin), and described by ODNB as "an astonishing achievement, with a confident formal assurance and metaphoric complexity which make it one of the finest English sonnets. As Hunt generously acknowledged, it 'completely announced the new poet taking possession' (Hunt, Lord Byron, 249)" (ODNB).

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        Essay on the Theory of the Earth. With mineralogical notes, and an account of Cuvier's geological discoveries, by Professor Jameson. Third Edition, with additions.

      Edinburgh, Blackwood and London, Baldwin, Cradock and Joy 1817 - Lith. Frontispiz, XXIII, 318 Seiten, 4 lithographierte Tafeln (= komplett), 8°, zeitgenössicher Halblederband mit Rückenschildchen und marmorierten Deckelbezügen (Titelblatt durch Abklatsch des gegenüberliegenden Frontispizes etwas gebräunt; sonst tadelloses, fleckenfreies Exemplar). Seltene und maßgebliche englische Ausgabe des berühmten Werkes; alle späteren Nachdrucke und Neuauflagen basieren auf diese Ausgabe. Hier sowohl innen wie außen in einem besonders schönen und gut erhaltenem Exemplar. - "Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier (1769 – 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "father of paleontology". Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing living animals with fossils. - Cuvier's work is considered the foundation of vertebrate paleontology, and he expanded Linnaean taxonomy by grouping classes into phyla and incorporating both fossils and living species into the classification. Cuvier is also known for establishing extinction as a fact—at the time, extinction was considered by many of Cuvier's contemporaries to be merely controversial speculation. In his Essay on the Theory of the Earth (1813) Cuvier was interpreted to have proposed that new species were created after periodic catastrophic floods. In this way, Cuvier became the most influential proponent of catastrophism in geology in the early 19th century. His study of the strata of the Paris basin with Alexandre Brongniart established the basic principles of biostratigraphy. - Among his other accomplishments, Cuvier established that elephant-like bones found in the USA belonged to an extinct animal he later would name as a mastodon, and that a large skeleton dug up in Paraguay was of Megatherium, a giant, prehistoric ground sloth. He named the pterosaur Pterodactylus, described (but did not discover or name) the aquatic reptile Mosasaurus, and was one of the first people to suggest the earth had been dominated by reptiles, rather than mammals, in prehistoric times. - Cuvier is also remembered for strongly opposing theories of evolution, which at the time (before Darwin's theory) were mainly proposed by Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Cuvier believed there was no evidence for evolution, but rather evidence for cyclical creations and destructions of life forms by global extinction events such as deluges. In 1830, Cuvier and Geoffroy engaged in a famous debate, which is said to exemplify the two major deviations in biological thinking at the time – whether animal structure was due to function or (evolutionary) morphology. Cuvier supported function and rejected Lamarck's thinking. (.)" (Wikipedia) - "Die Bedeutung C.'s liegt in der Beiziehung vergleichender anatomischer Studien zur Zoologie, auf welcher Basis er eine Systematik aufbaut. Desgleichen wurde er durch Ausdehnung seiner Studien auf die fossile Tierwelt zum Begründer der Paläobiologie. In der Erdgeschichte ist er der Schöpfer der Katastrophentheorie, womit er in Gegensatz zum Entwicklungsgedanken gerät." (Zischka, Gelehrtenlexikon, S. 158 f.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of Whitby and Streoneshalh Abbey with a statistical survey of the vicinity to the distance of twenty-five miles

      Whitby, 1817. Two volumes, octavo, 17 engraved plates (6 folding); contemporary diced russia, elaborately gilt, slightly rubbed, neatly rebacked, retaining the original spines. With the bookplate of Benjamin Gowland one of the subscribers. George Young was a remarkable figure: a cleric fluent in several languages, with an avid interest in the fossil and geological record of Yorkshire and Whitby more specifically. He was a keen collector and promoted the collection of fossils, and helped to establish the Whitby Museum. The first volume of this comprehensive work denotes the ecclesiastical history of Whitby and the Abbey of Streoneshalh with the second scoping Whitby's rich fossil record and including a lengthy entry and portrait of its most famous inhabitant, James Cook. The present work is a subscriber's copy and despite this list numbering over 600, it remains scarce to the market.

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        NOTES ON A JOURNEY IN AMERICA, FROM THE COAST OF VIRGINIA TO THE TERRITORY OF ILLINOIS

      NOTES ON A JOURNEY IN AMERICA, FROM THE COAST OF VIRGINIA TO THE TERRITORY OF ILLINOIS.  Morris Birkbeck.  Phil:  Caleb Richardson, 1817, 1st. edition, 189 pp. *** A scarce account of the author's travels through an early United States to study the feasibility of establishing a colony of English in the Illinois Territory.  Historically valuable because of detailed descriptions of lands, vegetations, settlements, and people encountered. ***  Bound in full brown calf boards, red label with gilt lettering on spine.  Covers have moderate wear on edges, some chipping at spine ends, joints broken but still attached.  The contents are clean and complete in a good binding with light to moderate foxing throughout. *** 7.25 inches tall by 4.5 inches

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

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

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments: Or, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles, by which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, First of their Neighbours, and Afterwards of Themselves. To which is added, a Dissertation on the Origin of Languages [Two Volumes in One]

      Wells and Lilly, Boston 1817 - Octavo. 14 x 22.5 cm. [xii]; 262; 250 pp. Smith's first book, the philosophical groundwork for The Wealth of Nations, among other later works. Lovely historical rebind in marbled paper-covered boards quarter-bound in brown goatskin, original text block clean and well-preserved, with only very sparse light foxing. Two volumes in one.

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        Narrative of a Journey in Egypt and the Country Beyond the Cataracts The first illustrated edition. Signed and inscribed by the Author to M.A. Legh

      1817 - London: John Murray, 1817. Second edition (This second edition was the first to be issued with plates.) 8vo - 21.8 cm, viii, [ii], 132, [2], 133-296 pp. with a engraved frontispiece, fold-out map titled "Nile from the Cataracts to Ibrim", and 10 plates Ñ1 being fold-out. A very good and complete copy bound in attractive period style _ calf and marbled boards, gilt ruling on boards, spine with five raised bands and morocco label with bright gilt title. An excellent and complete copy of the first illustrated edition. This copy signed and inscribed by the author to M.A. Legh on the second blank free end leaf. Ñ Abbey 267 "Legh travelled in Egypt during 1812-1813 with Rev. Charles Smelt, whose journal Legh used in this narrative. Exploring above Aswan, they reached as far as Nubia, where they were among the first modern explorers to examine and illustrate the temples." (Blackmer Auction 776) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Opuscoli scientifici. Tomo I (-IV)

      Annesio Nobili 1817-23, Bologna - 4 voll. in 8 grande, pp. 407 + (1b) + XII + (1) con 16 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.; 403 + (1b) + IX + (1) con 20 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq. di cui alcune rip.; 412 + XV + (1) con 19 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq. di cui alcune rip.; 389 + (1) con 8 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq. Lievi mancanze ai d. Sporadiche fioriture e gore. Tarletto al marg. int. delle ultime 100 cc. e alle tavv. del II vol.Âsenza lesione del testo. LegaturaÂin cart. coeva. Rarissima raccolta completa di questa rivista scientifica bolognese pubblicata da Annesio Nobili fra 1817 e 1823. La rivista prosegui' poi il suo corso di uscite con diverso editore, Marsigli, sempre a Bologna, e diversa denominazione, 'Nuova collezione d'opuscoli scientifici', con due volumi pubblicati fra 1824 e 1825. Molti furono gli argomenti trattati: fisica, matematica, chimica, agraria, botanica, geologia, zoologia, anatomia umana, anatomia patologica, fisiologia, patologia, chirurgia, medicina pratica, ostetricia.ÂFra i saggi si segnalano: Lavania Giuniore, Sull'inclinazione dell'utero gravido, Mondini, Osservazioni sul nero pigmento dell'occhio, Magistrini, Tentativo intorno ad un nuovo metodo di supplire all'azione del vento nella navigazione, Ferrarini, Sopra i metodi di preparare alcuni rimedi aurifici, Orioli, Lettere critiche sul mesmerismo altrimenti detto Magnetismo animale, Atti, Della utilita' delle macchine nella riduzione delle ossa lussate, Bertoloni, Sopra due specie di nuove piante italiane, Piante del Brasile descritte, Termanini, Della situazione del feto nell'utero, etc. ITA

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        The Triumphs Of Temper. A Poem: in six Cantos. A New Edition

      - Chichester: William Mason for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1817. Sm. 8vo, xii, 166pp. With a color-printed frontispiece by Brown after Romney. Slightly later polished calf gilt, backstrip richly gilt, marbled edges, signature at front of H. Cotes dated 1821. Ink corrections to the text, perhaps by Cotes. A beautiful copy handsomely bound, with the frontispiece printed in five colors. Friedman, Color Printing in England, #31. The Vershbow copy, with bookplate. DNB notes: "Possibly his greatest achievement, however, was his didactic poem Triumphs of Temper (1781), which 'was to reform the entire feminine mind of England by the advice' (Bishop, 53). This allegorical work aspired, in rhyming couplets, to teach young women the virtues of a pleasant nature. Its advice was heeded by some: Emma Hamilton thanked Hayley 'for the lessons she had learnt from the poem' (P. Jaffe, Drawings by George Romney, 1978, 44) and asked Romney to inform Hayley that his poem 'made me Lady H. ? for Sir W. minds more temper than beauty' (ibid.). Triumphs of Temper ran into fourteen editions and proved to be the most durable of all his publications." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biographia literaria : or, Biographical sketches of my literary life and opinions / by S.T. Coleridge .... COMPLETE in 2 volumes

      London : Rest Fenner, 1817. First Edition. Provenance; Lord Stanley of Alderley's bookplate. Contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-cross bands with the titles blocked direct. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. Bands and panel edges rubbed and worn but remaining tight and strong. Scans on request.; 8vo 8 - 9 tall; Physical description2 v. ([2], 296; [2], 309, [1] p.) ; 8°. Notes; S. Curtis, printer, Camberwell - verso of each title-leaf. John Wright, Macclesfield bookseller ticket.Signatures: Vol. 1: [A]1 B-T8 U4 -- Vol. 2: pi1 2A-2T8 2U4 (-2U4 [=pi1?]). Subjects; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) - Lyrical ballads. Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) - Criticism and interpretation. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834). Poetry. Criticism. Aesthetics. Referenced by: Wise, T.J. Bibliography of Coleridge 40.

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        Beschreibung des Regierungsbezirkes Düsseldorf nach seinem Umfange, seiner Verwaltungs-Eintheilung und Bevölkerung

      Stahl, Düsseld. 1817 - 25 x 20 cm 107 S., Geschichte Verwaltung Ppe. d. Zt. ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar, gut erhalten

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        Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books; [with] Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, Comus, Arcades, and The Minor Poems

      John Sharpe, London 1817 - Handsomely illustrated set of John Milton's collected poems, with a frontispiece portrait after a painting by Thomas Stothard, and engraved title pages and plates by Richard Westall, who would go on to serve as Queen Victoria's drawing master. In addition to Paradise Lost, the set contains all of Milton's shorter poems, including Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, Comus, and Lycidas: "Sunk though he be beneath the watery floor; / So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, / And yet anon repairs his drooping head, / And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore / Flames in the forehead of the morning sky." A lovely set. Four twelvemo volumes bound in two, full contemporary calf, boards ruled in blind, raised bands, spine compartments elaborately gilt, brown morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, marbled edges, pink endpapers, silk ribbon markers. Illustrated with twenty-four engraved plates, including the engraved titles. Offsetting to endpapers, early ink signature to engraved title of Volume III, light foxing to plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: For J. Jenkins By L. Harrison Engraved title, list of plates, introduction [iii]-viii, list of subscribers, text, plates, n.d. c.1817. Recent half morocco and marbled paper over boards by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, author and title in gilt to second panel, dates to fourth, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces joined by fleurons, central lozenge surrounded by dots. Externally very good indeed. Internally the title has several small repairs to edges, small amount of loss to top edge of plate used as frontispiece (not affecting image), some light spotting to plate guards with small light stain to fore-edge of final few text leaves to margins, but generally quite bright and clean. With fifty-five fine hand-coloured aquatints, mainly after Whitcombe, one uncoloured plan. Title vignette uncoloured, plates bound chronologically, without the two portraits (not called for - as Tooley notes "the work is complete without them") as usual, extra-illustrated with engraved portraits of some of the ships captains (from other sources and much smaller in size - a total of seventeen). A tall copy (leaves nearly seventeen inches in height) with good margins, early state with uncoloured vignette to title and plates (those that I have been able to make out) with early watermarks of 1811. Abbey Life 337; Tooley 282 . First Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Very Good. Illus. by Whitcombe, T.. Elephant Folio.

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        Karte des Maehr. Schles. Gouvernements nach den neuesten astronomischen Beobachtungen und geometrischen Vermessungen verzeichnet

      Brünn und Olmütz JG Gastl /18 1817 - Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von von F. Reisser nach J. Bayer in 8 Blatt, Blattgr. je 54,5 x 39 cm, zusammen 109 x 156 cm. Dörflinger, Österreichischer Karten des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, p 724f. Lexikon zur Geschichte der Kartographie, p. 463. Detailreiche Karte der Markgrafschaft Mähren sowie von österreichisch Schlesien (Massstab etwa 1:190.000), " die über die Topographie hinaus auch Aufschluß über die konfessionelle und ethnische Zusammensetzung der Bevölkerung gibt (Kennzeichnung der 'Accatholischen Bethäuser' und der 'Judengemeinden' bzw. der 'Genäherten Gränzen der verschiedenen in Mähren wohnenden Völkerstämme'). Für die vorzügliche Ausführung . zeichnet der Wiener Kupferstecher Franz Reisser verantwortlich." (Dörflinger); 8 Blatt in e 6 Segmente zerschnitten und auf Leinen aufgezogen, faltbar eingerichtet.

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        The Life of Napoleon, a Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos By Doctor Syntax, Embellished with Thirty Engravings By G. Cruikshank.

      Printed for T. Tegg, III, Cheapside, Wm. Allason, 31 New Bond Street & J. Dick, Edinburgh 1817. 1817. Hard back binding in contemporary smooth finest quality brown leather covers, raised bands with gilt title lettering to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear board edges, marble paper end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 260 printed pages of text with 30 single-sided coloured aquatint plates including coloured frontispiece and engraved title page facing each other. Rubbing to the corners of the boards and spine edges, internally lightly browned, some off-setting from the plates, and with some light foxing, ink name to the second front free end paper 'George Allen South, February 18th 1821. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        EGITTO - Collezione di numero XXIV stampe a bulino rappresentanti diversi usi, costumi, maniere e fisionomie degli abitatori dell'Egitto.

      Firenze, presso Eredi e Cecchi, 1817, - in-folio, 25 fogli. comprendenti il titolo a stampa e 24 fogli con 56 incisioni in rame. Leg. coeva in m. pelle verde, filetti oro al dorso e ai piatti. Superbo album inciso da Pera, Giovan Battista Cecchi, Volpini e Sabatelli da disegni del Denon (1747-1826), tratti dal ''Voyage dans la Haute et Basse Égypte'', celebre opera apparsa nel 1802, edizione riccamente illustrata da incisioni realizzate da disegni che l'artista e scrittore eseguì a partire dal 1798 al seguito delle truppe Napoleoniche in Egitto. Il Denon fu pure direttore del Louvre e autore di un'importante serie dei ritratti copiati nella Galleria degli Uffizi e dalle stampe di Rembrandt. Ottimo esempl. a pieni margini di questo importante documento storico-iconografico di egittologia. Thieme-Becker IX, 79. Benezit XIV, 296. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        État de l'agriculture dans le royaume des Pays-Bas pendant l'année 1814 (-1828). Publié par ordre du Ministre pour l'Instruction Publique, l'Industrie Nationale et les Colonies (1823 abweichend "publié par ordre du Ministre pour l'Industrie Nationale et les Colonies").

      Impr. de l'État [auch: du Gouvernement] bzw. Brüssel Stapleaux/Picard, La Haye 1817 - 15 Jahrgänge in vier Bänden (= Alles). La Haye, Impr. de l'État [auch: du Gouvernement] bzw. Brüssel, Stapleaux/Picard 1817-30. 20 x 13 cm. Mit einigen gefalteten Tabellen. Uniforme zeitgenössische Pappbände mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern. Einbände etwas fleckig, Rücken etwas gebräunt. Stellenweise wasserrandig oder stockfleckig. OCLC 72755544. OCLC 560430822 (British Library, only 3 vol.) Erschien auch auf Niederländisch ("Staat van den landbouw in het Koningrijk der Nederlanden"). Band 1 abweichend: "Tableau de l'agriculture pendant l'année 1814, avec un rapport sur ce qui a eu lieu à l'époque de l'épizootie à Utrecht pendant les années 1813-1814 par G. Wttewaal". 1815-17 mit dem Zusatz "(Provinces septentrionales). Die Bde. 2 und 3 (für 1815 und 1816) sind in Brüssel erschienen bei Adolphe Stapleaux, Bd. 7 und 8 (1820 und 1821) in Brüssel bei Picard. Kaum auffindbare Zeitschrift zum Agrarwesen, lediglich drei Jge. online zugänglich (1827 aus der "Kress Library of Business and Economics" der Harvard University; 1822 UB Gent, 1814 google books). Der Luxemburger Verbundkatalog [zum Zeitpunkt des Erscheinens zum Königreich der Niederlande gehörig] weist lediglich die Jahre 1815-17 nach. Selbst in niederländischen Bibl. meist nur in einzelnen Jg. vorhanden. Bei den vier niederl. Bibliotheken, die unter OCLC 72755544 gelistet sind, z.B. UB Twente nur Jg. 1828, Utrecht Jge. 1815-23. Einbände etwas fleckig, Rücken etwas gebräunt. Stellenweise wasserrandig oder stockfleckig. Uniforme zeitgenössische Pappbände mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern.

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        A narrative of the case of Miss Margaret McAvoy;

      4to., engraved plate (rather foxed and offset), xix (1) 111 (1) 15 (1)p., contemporary dark blue half calf over marbled boards, spine fully gilt with raised bands and label (the label chipped), marbled edges. A very good presentation copy inscribed in ink at head of title-page, To the Edinburgh Reviewers with the author's compliments. A charming, but probably relatively unimportant, curiosity in the history of ophthalmology. Thomas Renwick M.D., physician to the Liverpool Infirmary, here describes the onset of blindness of a 17 year old girl, Margaret McAvoy, the expert confirmation of her blindness, and the extraordinary powers of perception, apparently through touch and smell, subsequently demonstrated by her. Renwick reports on the sceptical reception of his claim that his patient had "extraordinary powers", answering his numerous critics with an extensive series of experimental tests on the girl, mostly involving the use of various masks, goggles and blindfolds, mostly witnessed by others, including medical experts. The engraved frontispiece portrays the girl both with an without a face mask. Renwick admitted that he was "well aware" of other contemporary "deceptions" which had fuelled the critics' cynicism. "I am well aware", he writes, "the deception which has been proved in the case of Ann Moore*, as well as the detection of the reveries of Johanna Southcote* [sic], have made people cautious hazarding opinions upon cases of this extraordinary nature, which have not the sanction of repeated trials to confirm their truth". * Ann Moore (b. 1761), the fasting woman of Tutbury. Joanna Southcott (1750-1814), the eccentric prophetess with the phantom "pregnancy" of the expected Shiloh.

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        The labouring man's advocate:

      12mo., xxviii (1) 30 - 326 (2)pp., including the final leaf of advertisements, title-page rather soiled and with neat repair to one corner, the paper in several of the gatherings rather browned, the last few leaves stained, in a handsome but new binding of old-style red morocco gilt and lettered, all edges gilt. This was first published in 1815 or 1816 as A certain remedy for existing distresses, or, the labouring man's advocate, an appeal to the justice and humanity of the British public respecting the wages of labour. [See Goldsmiths 21620 and Stammhammer III, p.251]. Of this 1817 printing OCLC, NSTC & COPAC locate copies only at BL N.L.Australia Int.Inst. of Social Research (NED). Of the 1815 or 1816 printing the only copies seem to be found at Goldsmiths (21620) Buffalo Co. Lib. (NY). And see Williams II p.543. John Ovington, evidently a printer at Clapham Common (in Surrey), may just possibly also be the author of the Selection of hymns for social worship more particularly designed for the congregation at Streatham Meeting in Surrey, published at Croydon in 1788. Whoever he was, though, he seems to have fallen below the radar of later commentators on the literature of the social and economic plight of the working classes in that period of inflation, unemployment and radicalism. [Anton Menger et al.]. The Labouring Man's Advocate is in fact a fine and lucid plea for wage justice for working men. It is a plea for justice, not charity, based not only on Christian principles but also on the purely humanitarian view that wages were not just when they provide only a bare subsistence. Ovington talks passionately about the state of the labouring classes, not only in and near London, but also in Ireland and Scotland. He notes that some 190,000 children were without education "or the means to obtain it". He provides statistics of wages and prices, suggests that a wage of 24 shillings a week was the bare liveable minimum wages, and he concludes that the condition of labouring men was rapidly declining from bad to worse. He considers it unfair and unjust that workers' combinations were unlawful. Ovington frequently refers to Smith's Wealth of Nations as well as to other authors including Cantillon, Locke, Colquhoun, Arthur Young and Henry Brougham. He even appears to have done some practical research himself, including "a succession of inquiries between Battersea and Wandsworth relative to the condition of the poor". The author's view of the debilitated and debilitating state of the poor is, however, perhaps best summed up by a single observations. "Of all the miseries our working people are obliged to endure, that of receiving every thing on charity, is one of the greatest".

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        Observations on the effect of the manufacturing system:

      8vo., 20pp., recently well bound in old-style quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. A fine, large, copy, entirely uncut. A notable essay, first published in 1815, in which, among other things, Owen recommends preventing children being employed in cotton mills under the age of twelve, limiting hours of work to twelve per day (including 1? hours for meal breaks), and an educational test for children offered employment. "The only mode by which these objects can be accomplished is to obtain an Act of Parliament", Owen suggests. In fact, the first real Factory Act (the 1802 Health and Morals of Apprentices Act) had begun the process of factory reform but had applied only to apprentices (i.e. workhouse children), although it had included some provision for education. The 1819 Act, which went much further, was largely due to the efforts of Robert Owen and applied to all children in cotton factories. Children under nine were not to be employed at all; from nine to sixteen they were limited to twelve hours a day exclusive of meals. Owen's influence on the employment of children in factories was surely Owen at his best. "I now therefore," he writes (Observations, p.20), in the name of the millions of the neglected poor and ignorant, whose habits and sentiments have been hitherto formed to render them wretched, call upon the British Government and the British Nation to unite their efforts, to arrange a system to train and instruct those, who for any good or useful purpose, are now untrained and uninstructed ....".

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        Einleitung und Vorbereitung zur Mineralogie. I.: Propaedeutik der Mineralogie. - II. Systematisch - tabellarische Uebersicht und Charakteristik der Mineralkörper. In oryktognostischer und orologischer Hinsicht aufgestellt.

      Frankfurt, Hermann 1817 - 1806.2 Bände. I.: Mit 3 kolor. lithograph. Tafeln und 7 (1 kolor.) Kupfertafeln. 1 Bl., XII, 315 S. - II.: 4 Bll., 125 Tabellen (1 - 83 doppelblattgroß, und 85 - 125, Nr. 84 ist ausgelassen, so komplett!), XVI. HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. 40 x 27,5 cm. I.: Poggendorff I, 1427; Ferchl 309; Schuh 6; ADB XVIII, 309: "Ein wahres Quellenwerk". - Considered at the time the most instructive source work in mineralogy"" (DSB VIII, 246). - Enthält u. a. Einleitungen in Oryktognosie, Geognosie und Petrefaktenkunden sowie eine umfangreiche Bibliographie mit 2740 Titeln. - Die Tafeln mit Farbproben, Fossilien und Gesteinsquerschnitten. - - - II.: Freilich 1427: "An extremely detailed work describing mineralogical localities, and mineral composition"; Schuh 5: "Rare. ... This volume consists of a systematic survey of various mineralogical properties in the form of a series of tables. The lengthy descriptions give ample reference to external characters and the chemical qualities. In many instances throughout the text of this volume, the authors have also included remarks that reflect the inadequacies of science they had personally experienced; they fully understood the limitation of mineralogical science in their own time and attempt to convey this information to the reader. Leonard wrote the oryctognosy section, Merz the oryctology, and Kopp the chemical sections.". - Fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzeintrag "Jn Jb Bernoulli", wohl der Schweizer Archäologe Johann Jakob Bernoulli (1831 - 1913) oder dessen gleichnamige Vater. - Tabelle 124/125 zu Beginn des Tabellenteils gebunden. - - - Die Bandfolge ist etwas verwirrend, aber offensichtlich sind die früher veröffentlichten "Mineralkörper" mit Veröffentlichung der "Propaedeutik" zum 2. Band des Gesamtwerkes erklärt worden. - Rücken von Bd. 1 unauffällig restauriert. Etwas bestoßen, teils stockfleckig. Bücher de

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        Bericht über die Aeginetischen Bildwerke im Besitz Seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Kronprinzen von Baiern. Mit kunstgeschichtl. Anmerkungen von F. W. J. Schelling.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta 1817.. Mit einer gefalt. Kupfertafel. XII, 1 Bl., 246 S., 1 Bl. Alter marmorierter Umschlag. Books on art 2097; Pfister 3386; Thieme-B. XXXV, 44; ADB XL, 516; Schneeberger 143. - Erste Ausgabe, nicht häufig. Der Würzburger Historienmaler und Bildhauer war als Kunstagent für Ludwig I. in Italien und Griechenland tätig und besorgte 1812 auch den Kauf der Ägineten-Gruppe. "W. widmete mit Thorwaldsen der Restauration und glücklichen Zusammenstellung dieser furchtbar verstümmelten Gruppen vier volle Jahre!" (ADB). - Zu Wagners Bericht schrieb Schelling das Vorwort u. 95 S. Anmerkungen. - Unbeschnitten. Tls. stockfleckig.

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        Stratagems of Chess, or, A Collection of Critical and Remarkable Situations selected from the Works of eneminent masters

      v+150+69pp with frontispiece, illustrations and diagrams. Duodecimo (6 31/2" x 4") bound in three quarter leather with marbled boards, and gilt lettering. Taken from the 1802 French edition Stratagemes des echecs. First English edition published in 1817. (A van der Linde:2156; Whyld and Ravillous: 1817:13) Second edition.Published anonymously. Unchanged from the 1st edition published in the same year, except the first edition had only 64 additional pages at end.Condition:New three quarter leather and end papers with original marbled boards else a very good copy.

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