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        \"Mineral = Bad Brückenau\". Schöne Ansicht von einer Anhöhe über den Fluß auf das Mineralbad, vorne zwei Herren und drei Damen.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Dom. Quaglio, 1817, 31 x 48 cm. Winkler 640,28; Lentner 7315: \"Seltene Lithographie-Incunabel\". - Unter dem Titel alte handschriftliche Bezeichnung \"gegen Morgen\". Breitrandig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Ansichten, Franken, Inkunabel

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        BAD BRÜCKENAU. "Mineral = Bad Brückenau". Schöne Ansicht von einer Anhöhe über den Fluß auf das Mineralbad, vorne zwei Herren und drei Damen.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Dom. Quaglio, 1817, 31 x 48 cm. Winkler 640,28; Lentner 7315: "Seltene Lithographie-Incunabel". - Unter dem Titel alte handschriftliche Bezeichnung "gegen Morgen". Breitrandig.

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        The dance of life, a poem ... illustrated with coloured engravings, by Thomas Rowlandson.

      London: R. Ackermann 8vo (23.8 cm, 9.4"). Add. engr. t.-p., [4], ii, ii, 285, [1] pp. (without the ads); 25 col. plts.. 1817 First book-form edition of the sequel to Combe and Rowlandson's popular collaboration, the English Dance of Death; this life-affirming followup was originally published in eight monthly numbers, and is illustrated with => 25 striking hand-colored aquatint plates designed by Rowlandson, along with a hand-colored vignette on the additional engraved title-page. Binding: Signed binding by Riviere & Son: 19th-century mottled calf, covers framed in gilt triple fillets with gilt rosettes at corners; round spines with raised bands, the whole gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels; double-rule gilt fillets on board edges; gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Binding as above, neatly rebacked preserving original spine, showing only very minor traces of wear. Without the advertising leaf. Some faint offsetting and spotting surrounding plates, otherwise clean.

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        MEDICINE – CHOLERA MAP: CHOLERA-KARTE ODER UEBERSICHT DER PROGRESSIVEN VERBREITUNG DER CHOLERA SEIT IHRER ERSCHEINUNG IM JAHR 1817 ÜBER ASIEN, EUROPA UND AFRICA.

      - This fascinating, separately issued map is an extremely rare and highly important work of early medical mapping, being one of the finest and largest of the early Cholera maps. A milestone of thematic cartography and the portrayal of spatiotemporal dynamic events, it, perhaps better than any other contemporary map, charts the geographic progress of Cholera across Eurasia and the Horn of Africa. Employing colour coding, it traces the annual spread of the disease from the year 1817, when the pandemic first left Bengal, up to 1831, after the scourge has spread to Europe. A large inset map (lower left) entitled ‘Uebersicht der Verbreitung der Cholera in Hindostan und Deccan vor ihrer Ehrscheinung in Jessore 1817 bis zu Ende Jahres 1820’ charts the early spread of the disease in the Indian Subcontinent between 1817 and 1820. Interestingly, the general map also shows some of the means and paths of transfer, such as a vessel that travelled from Calcutta to Mauritius in 1819; and another that sailed from Bombay to the Persian Gulf in 1821; as well as overland trade routes connecting India with Russia. The map was made by Carl Ferdinand Weiland (1782 -1847), an important German mapmaker who was a pioneer of sophisticated thematic mapping. While a few dozen Cholera maps were made during the early years of the global pandemics, the present map stands out for its large size, Pan-Eurasian scope, the clarity and detail of its design and the accuracy of its intelligence. These factors were recognized by contemporary medical and geographical journals. For instance a review of Weiland’s map in an influential German journal written shortly after its publication opined: "It's a very good idea to communicate to the public through one map, the progress and extent of the cholera disease. It has thought of everything that belongs to the convenience of use. For every year special colors are chosen and also the year is also accompanies the colour everywhere We have no doubt that this map will find the applause of the public and consequently large sales." (Isis, vol. 4 (1832), p. 444). Isis’s acclaim was justified, although the great rarity of the map today suggests that it never attained mass circulation. While it is true that the survival rate of separately issued maps is low, it is also likely that while Weiland’s work was greatly appreciated by members of the intelligentsia, it may still have been above the purview of the general public. Curiously, interest in the map has recently been revived, as it one of the main pieces in an important exhibition of early medical maps: Den Seuchen auf der Spur: 200 Jahre Infektionskrankheiten in Kartenbild [‘Epidemics on the Trail: 200 years of Infectious Diseases in Cartography’]. This travelling exhibition had been staged at several leading German universities and science museums, and while it premiered in September 2012, it has proved so popular that new venues have been added, ensuring that its run will continue at least until February 2016. The Rise of Cholera as a Global Pandemic It is not a coincidence that Cholera spurred the development of some of the first sophisticated works of medical cartography, as the disease quickly rose to become a global scourge by the early mid-19th Century. Cholera, a highly contagious gastrointestinal disease, incubated in pools of warm, contaminated water and spread by human contact. It had its origins in India’s Ganges Delta, where it had been a recurrent epidemic since ancient times. Traditionally, the disease’s spread had been limited to the Indian Subcontinent. However, in 1817, Cholera began to spread rapidly across Asia, carried initially by itinerant merchants and British soldiers. As shown on the present map, the First Cholera Pandemic (1817-24) began in Jessore, Bengal, near Calcutta, and within seven years would spread to infect hundreds of thousands of people from the Mediterranean to China. By 1818, Cholera had spread across India, affecting Bombay, and by March

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        Magnus Konongs Laga-Bæters Gula-Things-Laug. / Regis Magni Legum Reformatoris Leges Gula-Thingenses, sive Jus Commune Norvegicum. Ex Manuscriptis Legati Arna-Magnæani cum interpretatione latina et Danica, variis lectionibus, indice Verborum.

      København 1817. 4to. LX + XII + 550 s. + 138 spalter + (1 s. corrigenda) + (2) blanke s. Ekstra kobberstukket tittelbl. + 4 foldede kobberstukne plansjer. Kobberstukket vignett på s. 137/138. Samt. helskinnd. med rødt skinn tittelfelt. Ryggdekor i gull. Skrift på forsatsbl. verso. Lite stempel på ekstra tittelbl. og tittelbl. Med norrøn og dansk parallelltekst

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        An Abridgment of Universal History. 4 Volume set

      London: Printed for the autjhor and sold by F C and J Rivington and J Hatchard. VG : in very good condition. Cover and spine lightly rubbed and scuffed. Some scattered light foxing and offsetting to maps. 1817. First Edition. Leather cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 670pp; 570pp; 548pp; 579pp; + index. 9 maps including 2 fold out maps. Volume I includes list of 107 subscribers. .

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        Dance of Life, The

      1817. first edition. Thomas Rowlandson?'s ?"Dance of Life?"[ROWLANDSON, Thomas, illustrator]. [COMBE, William]. The Dance of Life, A Poem, by the Author of ?"Doctor Syntax;?" Illustrated with Coloured Engravings, by Thomas Rowlandson. London: Published by R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 1817. First edition. Octavo (8/15/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 227 x 141 mm.). [6], 299, [1, blank]; [2], ii, ii, 285, [1, blank], [1, ?"Advertisement?"], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-six hand-colored aquatint plates (including the frontispiece and engraved title). Plates and text watermarked 1817.Bound ca. 1890 by Estes & Lauriat, Boston. (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper) in three quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards ruled in blind. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers. Grolier, Rowlandson, 38. Abbey, Life, 264. Tooley 411.

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        Eilftes Quartett für zwey Violinen, Bratsche und Violoncelle (Quartett für 2 Violinen, Viola, Violoncello (f-Moll). Seinem Freunde dem Herrn Hofsekretär Nik. Zmeskall von Domanovetz gewidmet.

      S.A. Steiner und Comp. VN S. et C. 2580., Wien, 1817 - 95tes Werk. Wien, S.A. Steiner und Comp. VN S. et C. 2580. (nach 1817). 38 x 25,5 cm. 4 mal 9 S. auf Bütten, unbeschnitten. Schönes gestochenes Exemplar des Frühdrucks in den 4 Heften, das erste mit den zwei Leerseiten nach dem Titel (vgl. Kinsky/Halm S. 268; Sammlung Schorn 97), der Preis unausgefüllt, ohne die Anzeigen, etwas spätere Auflage der Originalausgabe vom Dezember 1816. Am oberen Rand etwas nachgedunkelt, das erste Heft mit altem Papierstreifen am Rücken gestärkt (etwas schadhaft). Selten. Die Abbildung zeigt den Platten-Ausschnitt. Sprache: deu [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Friedrich Wilhelm Bülow von Dennewitz (Falkenberg 16. 01. 1755 - 25. 02. 1816 Königsberg). Preuss. Graf und General. "Graf Buelow von Dennewitz; königlich Preussischer General der Infanterie.". Brustbild nach viertellinks, Augen auf den Beschauer; in Uniform mit hohem Kragen und Fangschnur, drei Kreuze zum Hals, vier große Sterne auf der Brust,.

      - Lithographie v. Wilhelm Anstatt, in der Schule des Major von Reiche, 1817, 47,8 x 42 (H) Winkler 020,1, S. 27; Aufseesser 364; Staatl. Mus. Bln. 58180. - Inkunabel der Lithographie - Weiches, toniges Druckbild, welches fast die Wirkung eines Punktierstiches aufweist. - Sehr schönes, großes Porträt von großer Seltenheit. - Blattgr.: 56,5 x 45,8 cm

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        Reise nach Dalmatien und um das Gebiet von Ragusa.

      - Leipzig and Altenburg, F.A. Brockhaus, 1817. Royal-8vo (208 x 125mm). pp. xii, 323, (1), with 11 engraved plates of which 9 finely hand-coloured, plate 5 is a large folded map of 'Dalmatien und dem Gebiete von Ragusa' and plate 6 is a smaller folded map 'Petrografische Charte der Halbinsel Spalatro'. Contemporary red half calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering. A travel account to Dalmatia and the area of Ragusa on the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea. Ernst Friedrich Germar (1786-1853) was a well-known German entomologist, paleontologist and mineralogist and professor of the Univeresity of Halle. "1811 durchwanderte er Dalmatien. Dies war seine einzige grössere wissenschaftliche Reise ausserhalb Deutschlands. Seine unermüdlichen Aufsammlungen legten den Grundstock des ihm anvertrauten 'Mineraliencabinets' der Univ. Halle. Seine eigene entomologische Sammlung war neben dem Berliner Museum die grösste Deutschlands" (NDS VI, 31 1). The work describes the natural history of the area. 3 plates concern inhabitants in their local dresses, one plate shows a bird, and 4 plates concern insects.Evenhuis 1817; Horn-Schenkling 7570. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The trials of Jeremiah Brandreth, William Turner, Isaac Ludlam, George Weightman, and others, for High Treason, under a special commission at Derby

      London: Sold by Butterworth and Son..., 1817. 522; 508pp, [1]. Finely bound in contemporary full morocco, elaborately gilt to spine and boards, by John Drewry of Derby, with his ticket to FEP of Vol. I. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Slightly rubbed to extremities, small wormholes to joints. Minor browning internally, else a fine and crisp copy. With a lengthy inscription to FFEP of Jeffrey Lockett, presenting these volumes to his clerk, John Woodford 'as an acknowledgement of my obligation to him for his extraordinary exertions and assistance with the prosecutions recorded in them, to his unremitted diligence in the investigation of the treasonable conspiracy and the discovery of the means of proving it'. A splendid association copy of the definitive account of the trials of the ringleaders of the 1817 Pentrich Rising presented, in a fabulous local binding, by one of the Crown solicitors of the trial to his clerk. Led by Jeremiah Brandreth, a group of men 100 strong armed with farm implements, pikes and the odd fire-arm marched from the village of Wingfield through the Derbyshire countryside with the intention of reaching Nottingham by morning. Deflected from an intended target (the Butterley ironworks) by a manager and a small group of constables and engulfed by downpours of rain, a depleted band were faced down by 20 men from the 15th Light Dragoons at Giltbrook, still several miles from Nottingham. Convinced that their Derbyshire march was part of a larger regional and even national rising against an unpopular government in times of economic hardship and political repression, Brandreth and his fellow ring-leaders had instead been hoodwinked by a Crown agent-provocateur William Oliver. Given that only a single man was killed, almost certainly by Brandreth and likely accidentally, their summary trial at a special commission at Derby resulted in remarkably repressive punishments even by contemporary standards; an example presumably thought necessary to stifle popular clamour for political and economic reform. 14 of the 85 captured marchers were sentenced to Australian transporation, whilst Brandreth was hanged alongside two associates (Isaac Ludlam and William Turner) at Derby, with the customary quartering reserved for those convicted of high treason remitted by the Prince Regent. Neither a late luddite rebellion nor an early proto-type of the later 1820s public demonstrations for public reform, the Pentridge rising was nevertheless the most significant revolutionary action of the Regency era. . First edition. 8vo.

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        Narrative of a Journey in Egypt and the country beyond the cataracts.:

      London John Murray 1817 - This second edition was the first to be issued with plates. Abbey 267; See Blackmer 999 A very good copy bound in contemporary calf, blind-tooled decoration on boards, spine decorated gilt in compartments; armorial bookplate of Serjeantson of Harlith on front pastedown. Second edition 8vo, pp. viii, [ii], 132, [2], 133-296, [1, directions to the binder]; with a frontispiece, folding map and 10 plates (1 folding).

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        Map of Hindoostan drawn for Mill's History of British India by A. Arrowsmith

      1817 - London: Sydney Hall, 1817. 620 x 520mm. Detailed map of Hindoostan showing the British Possessions.

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        The Works

      London: John Murray 1817 - 5 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Full diced calf with gilt and inked bands and gilt tooled spines. The diced boards are framed within gilt fillets. The edges have been speckled over grains of rice which, one removed, have left their silhouettes. The ink at the tail of the first volume has run a little. A remarkable and charming set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conversations-Lexicon, 4. Originalauflage, [6 v.10 Bdn.] oder encyclopädisches Handwörterbuch für gebildete Stände. (Hier vorhanden 6 von 10 Bänden und 1 Supplement- Band). Dieser beiliegende Supplementband zum >Conversations- Lexicon oder encyclopädisches Handwörterbuch für gebildete Stände<, ist für die Besitzer der ersten, zweiten, dritten und 4. Auflage gedacht, enthaltend die wichtigsten neuen Artikel und Verbesserungen der vierten Auflage, erstreckend auf den ersten bis zum siebenten Bande, weil nur diese in wiederholten Auflagen und Abdrücken erschienen sind, der achte, neunte und zehnte Band sind in allen Auflagen gleich.

      Erschienen in Altenburg und Leipzig bei: F.A. Brockhaus, in den Jahren 1817 bis 1818. Vierte Original- Auflage, zum ersten Mal mit den Königlichen, Würtembergischen Privilegien, siehe Bibliotheca Lexicorum Seite 66, Nr. 66. Insgesamt die Bände 1. 3. 4. 8. 9. 10. und der Supplement- Band zu dieser 4. Auflage. Kl.8°(Klein- Oktav- Format bis 18,5 cm.) Schwarz- graue Original- Pappeinbände der Zeit mit montierten hellgelben, hand- beschrifteten Rückenschildchen, sowie umlaufende weinrote Buchschnitte. Inhalt: Heute ist die seltene 4. Auflage, (in tiefster Ehrerbietung seiner Majestät dem Könige von Preußen Friedrich Wilhelm III zugeeignet), das Conversations- Lexicon, encyclopädisches Handwörterbuch für die gebildete Stände, eine Fundgrube für geistes- geschichtlich Interessierte, siehe u. a. die Auseinandersetzungen mit Arthur Schopenhauer, Goethes Farbenlehre und das Problem des Nachdrucks, etc.Zustand: Alle Einbände, (es fehlen die Bände 2, 5, 6, 7) berieben und beschabt, Falze aufgeplatzt, Rücken teilweise einrissig mit Ablösungen, Rückenschilder verblasst, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen: Wasserflecken auf den Vorsätzen, Seiten teilweise gebräunt, 3. Bd. auf Seite 17/18 mit Seiten- Ausriss, sonst sauber und recht passabel erhalten. (Einzelbezug auf Nachfrage). Versand D: 6,50 EUR Nachschlagewerke; Enzyklopädien; Brockhaus; frühes 19. Jahrhundert; Kulturgeschichte.

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        Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum : & mutuæ Bestiarum, Depictae A Joanne Stradano : Editae Per Nicolaum Visscher Cum Privilegio Ordinum Hollandiaæ et West-Frisiæ¿

      London 1817 - In-folio oblong de : I/ 1 frontispice gravée, 102 planches numérotées, II/ 1 frontispice gravé, 5 planches numérotée de 2 à 6. 1er f . bl. coupé. Relié en plein vélin vert, double filet à froid encadrant les plats, dos lisse refait. Reliure de l¿époque. LE RARE ET BEAU LIVRE DE CHASSE ET DE PECHE DE STRADANUS ORNE DE 107 PLANCHES EN FIN COLORIS DE L¿EPOQUE. Schwerdt, II, p. 228. L¿édition originale de cette suite avait paru à Anvers chez Philippe Galle en 1578. Notre édition offre un nouveau tirage de cet admirable livre de chasse, réalisé en 1817 à Londres. Ce retirage des 102 gravures originales, sur papier Whatman, présente les mêmes caractéristiques que l¿édition de 1578 : chaque planche comporte une légende en latin de deux ou quatre lignes et l¿inscription « Stradanus invent ». Seule diffère la dédicace au Duc Cosimo de Medici qui n¿apparaît pas sur le frontispice. La présente suite est composée d¿un titre gravé et de 102 magnifiques planches dédiées à la chasse superbement mises en couleur à la gouache à l¿époque. Très bel exemplaire en superbe coloris conserve dans sa reliure de l¿époque en vélin vert. *** THE RARE AND BEAUTIFUL HUNTING AND FISHING BOOK BY STRADANUS ILLUSTRATED WITH 107 PLATES IN FINE CONTEMPORARY COLORING. Schwerdt, II, p. 228. ¿A later issue was published with engraved frontispiece and 102 pls (out of the 104 pls. of the first edition).¿ (Schwerdt). The present collection is composed of an engraved title and 102 wonderful plates dedicated to hunting superbly painted in gouache at the time. A very fine copy in outstanding coloring preserved in its contemporary green vellum binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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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

      Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1817. Hardcover. Very good. First American edition from the Twelfth Edinburgh Edition. vii [viii][1]598pp. Contemporary full calf tooled in gilt at the edges with marbled endpapers. Joints and spine a bit rubbed with some with some light loss to the gilt bands and tiny chip to the head. Ellis Gray Loring's copy with a contemporary gift inscription to him on the second prelim. A good copy of Smith's first book that laid the philosophical underpinnings for his later work including 'The Wealth of Nations'.

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        [ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPTS FROM AND RELATING TO THE ISLAND OF MAURITIUS]

      [Mauritius, 1817. Mostly folio and quarto sheets, with a few smaller pieces. Light soiling and wear throughout, heavier to some documents. Overall good to very good. A superb archive of manuscripts spanning more than fifty years of French colonial history in the southern Indian Ocean, and reflecting the extreme danger of some of France's farthest-flung endeavors, especially during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Among the manuscripts offered are letters signed by Mauritius governor, Malartic, to the governor of Réunion, and an instruction given to the Chevalier de Sanglier sent to Mauritius by the Commander of the French troops in Madagascar, Maurice Auguste, Baron Benyovszky. The earliest item is a letter from the Cesar Gabriel de Choiseul, Duc de Praslin, regarding the precarious social climate in the colony. Dated 1767, he writes, "Messieurs... les revolutions arrives En Cette Colonie dans les affaires de la Compagnie...." At that time, the Compagnie des Indes was handing over control of the island to the French government. There are eight autograph manuscripts signed by Anne Joseph Hippolyte de Maures de Malartic - Governor of the island, "Le Citoyen President," and "Sauveur de la Colonie" - regarding the governing of the islands during the French Revolution. All are dated at the Ile de France from 1793 to 1794. There are also two autograph letters on the printed letterhead of Maurice Auguste, Baron Benyovszky, regarding the supplies needed for his Madagascar colony, including tens of thousands of seeds for coffee and cotton. An officer of the Hapsburg army during the Seven Years' War, Benyovszky later served in the Confederation of Bar and assisted with a rebellion against the King of Poland, for which he was eventually imprisoned in Siberia. He managed to organize a rebellion among the Polish soldiers, commandeer a ship, and sail through the Aleutian islands and on to Taiwan and then Macau, where he befriended French diplomats. He used his new contacts to arrange an audience with Louis XV, to whom he proposed a French colony on Madagascar - King Louis was intrigued enough to agree and he appointed Benyovszky Governor of the new colony. Two further manuscripts relate to the precarious position in which the French colonists found themselves during the Mauritius campaign of 1809-11. "Croyez, Messieurs, que Sa Majesté L'Empereur, Saura apprécier ce nouvel acte de Votre dévouement...." Dated at the Ile de France, "31 8bre 1809." There is also a group of letters and other items from 1853 relating to Eugene Leclezio, the man who seems to have assembled all of the manuscripts. It includes several small manuscript maps of the island and the region in the Indian Ocean. There are also several later printed and manuscript items related to the same subjects. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th-century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. A unique and fascinating archive of manuscript material relating to French activities in the Indian Ocean.

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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, Napoli 1817 - - CI + 341 363 291 p. 3 voll in-8

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        Chinese Tales, or the Marvellous Adventures of the Mandarin Fum-Hoam. Translated from the Franch of Thomas Simon Gueulette. Oriental Tales. Translated from the Franch of the Comte de Caylus.

      London, Printed for Walker & Edwards, Rivington, Cadell & Davies, Longman, Hurst etc., 1817. 12°, Ledereinband Engraved frontis and additional title page, publisher\'s catalogue at back, pp. xi, 1-485, [1], [6] adverts.; contemporary red straight-grain morocco gilt, from the cover only the spine exist, otherwise good copy. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China

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        MANUSCRIPTS ,ALEXANDER I, TSAR OF RUSSIA, TITULO DE CONSUL DE D. ANTONIO BUENAVENTURA GASSO, FIRMADO

      San Petersburgo. 1817. 67X48. 2H. Bilingue (Ruso, Francés). Manuscrito nombramiento original sellado (sello de grandes medidas) escrito y firmado doblemente por el Tsar de Rusia, Alexandre I, nombrando Consul de Barcelona a D. Antonio Buenaventura Gassó, conocido escritor que en su época mas dulce le concedierón este gran misión. Raríssimo. Ref P. L. 9.

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        Albert Durers Designs Of The Prayer Book

      London: R. Ackermann, 1817. First edition. Hardcover. Recased in quarter brown morocco and maroon boards. Very good. Durer, Albrecht. 8 pages in text. Folio, 38 x 28 cm. Portrait, title in red and black, forty-three lithographic plates of borders printed in various colors. An important printing milestone, the first book printed by lithography in England. ABBEY LIFE 202. "Attempts had been made earlier at lithography, as witness Forbes's Oriental Memoirs,' which contain a few specimens engraved in 1811, but this book is the first serious attempt to popularize the new method. Books from Ackermann's Lithographic Press' are scanty....." Bookplate, contents fresh and clean, light dampstain to a few leaves at hinge head, slight rubbing to joints.

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        A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH SEA OR PACIFIC OCEAN

      London, 1817. Large quarto. 20th-century three-quarter brown calf and marbled boards, elaborately gilt spines, leather labels, original endpapers preserved. Armorial bookplate and tiny inventory sticker on each front pastedown. Minor scattered foxing. Near fine. "The most important general history of early South Sea discoveries containing practically everything of importance on the subject" - Hill. Burney sailed as lieutenant on Cook's second and third voyages. His work on A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY... was encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks, and Burney was given complete access to Banks' extraordinary collection of books and manuscripts. Many of the accounts published by Burney remain unavailable elsewhere, and the present work will always be one of the chief authorities on Pacific exploration. Burney covers the 250 years of exploration before Cook, beginning with Magellan and ending with Bougainville. Detailed accounts of the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch voyages are printed, well illustrated with maps and views. Volume IV was apparently particularly popular, as it contains Burney's account of the pirates (see Vol. IV, pp.1-326). This section of the work was republished separately in 1816 as HISTORY OF THE BUCCANEERS OF AMERICA (London, 1816). The volumes are arranged chronologically, as follows: 1) Volume I: From the earliest discovery of the Pacific by Europeans to the voyage of Sir Francis Drake in 1579. 2) Volume II: From 1579 to 1620 (Sarmiento de Gamboa, Thomas Cavendish, Merick, Quiros, Spilbergen, Schouten, Le Maire, Nodal, etc.). 3) Volume III: From 1620 to 1688 (the Nassau Fleet, Kwast, Tasman, Brouwer, Narbrough, Peche, La Roche, etc.). 4) Volume IV: From 1688 to 1723 (buccaneers: Spaniards in Hayti, Careri, Halley, Dampier, Woodes, Rogers, Frezier, etc.). 5) Volume V: From 1723 to 1764 (New Philippine Islands, Bouvet, Anson, Bougainville, etc.).

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        De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864. The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With 5 tinted lithographed folding maps. 19th-century half cloth, covered with the original publisher's wrappers.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 579; Nipponalia III, p. xviii; Tiele, Bibl. 234. First edition of an account of the battle in which the Dutch corvette Medusa ended up on its way to Yokohama, written by the commander of the ship François de Casembroot (1817-1895), captain-lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy. On 11 July 1863, the Medusa was attacked by the ships and batteries of the daimyo of Chôshû, Mori Takachika, as she passed through the straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance to the Inland Sea. The Chôshû were resentful of the official policy to welcome foreigners in Japan and attacked the Dutch ship. Although the crew bravely fought back, Medusa was struck 20 times and four members of the crew were killed. The following year this incident lead to the so-called Shimonoseki Campaign in which Dutch, French, British and American ships retaliated and secured a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water.A few spots, the map with a small tear, half-title browned, otherwise in very good condition.

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        The works of William Robertson, D.D., Fellow of the Royal Society, and principal of the University of Edinburgh ... : to which is prefixed an account of his life and writings, by Dugald Stewart - Complete in 12 volumes

      London : Cadell and Davies, 1817. New Edition. Provenance; Spenser Stewart's copy with his signature. Fine period binding with gilt-blocked initials to both panels across all volumes. Full, contemporary aniline calf. Gilt cross-bands with the spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Panels bordered in blind; inner gilt dentelles. A sumpuous example of period binding. Belfast binding. Portrait illustrated.

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        Loss of the American brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815 With an account of Tombuctoo, and of the hitherto undiscovered great city of Wassanah

      London: John Murray. 1817. 4to., large folding engraved map (of Africa), short closed tear, no loss and now neatly repaired, xvi + 618 + (2)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, old, perhaps original, boards, neatly rebacked and labelled, entirely uncut. An excellent, large, copy sometime in the library of The Cruising Association> (label on pastedown, small blindstamp on margin of title-page, gilt stamp on cover). First English edition (published the same year as the Hartford 1st.). Huntress 190C. 'James Riley was a native of Middletown, Connecticut. Brought up a farmer, he became a sailor and learned enough to become first a mate and then a master of vessels. On May 6, 1815, he set sail in the Commerce,> 220 tons, from the Connecticut River for New Orleans. That voyage completed, he loaded tobacco and flour for Gibraltar, where he arrived on August 9, 1815. There he loaded brandy and wine, and decided to complete his cargo with salt from the Cape Verde Islands. On this last voyage Riley failed to make enough allowance for currents - the common cause for shipwreck on the coast of Morocco - and the Commerce> struck near Cape Bojador on August 28, 1815. The whole crew reached shore with the longboat, but Arabs attacked them and forced them back to the wreck. They repaired the boat and set off in it to the south, but were forced to land again because of thirst and starvation. After this second landing, near Cape Barba, they were captured and enslaved by Arabs. Riley and a few others of his crew were sold from master to master until he became the property of one Sidi Hamet, who undertook to send him to Mogadore where he could be ransomed. After many adventures and much suffering Riley reached Mogadore in October, 1815, and was ransomed with his fellows by William Willshire, the British Consul there, for $1,852.45. Riley reached New York on March 20, 1816. Other crew members, including Archibald Robbins, were later ransomed, but four of Riley's crew were still slaves when the book was published.' [Huntress, Shipwrecks,> p.105].

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        Loss of the American Brig Commerce, wrecked on the western Coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815. With an account of Tombuctoo, and of the hitherto undiscovered great city of Wassanah.:

      London John Murray 1817 - A very good copy bound in recent half calf, marbled boards. Light foxing to map. First edition 4to, pp.xvi, 618, folding map.

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        SKETCH FOR A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE FOUR ANIMALS NOW EXHIBITING IN THE KING'S MEWS...BEING AN EXTRAORDINARY SPECIES OF NEW AND NON-DESCRIPT DEER, LATELY ARRIVED FROM N. AMERICA [caption title]

      [London], 1817. Old fold lines. Minor scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. A lengthy broadside, printed in two columns, advertising and describing an exhibition of four American elk, or wapiti, which are to be sold for the purpose of introducing the breed to Europe. These particular specimens are purported to have been brought over by a German naturalist exploring "that part of Louisiana, called the Upper Missouri country." The wapiti were taken overland by way of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York, where they were exhibited for money. The author describes the physical appearance of the wapiti, its sweet breath, gentle nature, clean and monogamous habits, and the tastiness of its meat. He also mentions Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchell, and Dr. Benjamin Barton Smith, the latter of which gave the animal its scientific name, Cervus Wapiti. Only one copy located in OCLC, in the National Library of Scotland, dated July 24, 1817. A broadside of similar title, dated 1820, is located in the Houghton Library.

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        On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

      John Murray, London 1817 - First Edition, First Printing with the word "different" on page 589. A beautiful copy. This TRUE FIRST EDITION is elegantly bound in dark brown morocco over marbled boards, with morocco spine labels. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this scarce First Edition in collector's condition. We buy David Ricardo First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1809, 1810, AND 1811; INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF UPPER LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH THE STATES OF OHIO, KENTUCKY, INDIANA, AND TENNESSEE, WITH THE ILLINOIS AND WESTERN TERRITORIES

      Liverpool, 1817. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt, raised bands, t.e.g. Ownership label of Frank H. Goodyear, III on front pastedown. Age-toned, scattered foxing. Two-inch closed tear in left side of titlepage, with no loss. About very good. Lacks the errata slip. Bradbury was a Scottish naturalist who went up the Missouri River with Wilson Price Hunt's party, stopping at the Mandan villages, then returning down river to St. Louis with H.M. Brackenridge. The appendix includes an account of the Stuart overland trip, with a reprint of the AMERICAN ENTERPRISE article (see Wagner-Camp 11) about their expedition. In addition, there is an Osage vocabulary, considerable information about the Mississippi Valley, and an account of the captivity of John Colter. There is also a "Catalogue of some of the more rare or valuable plants discovered in the neighborhood of St. Louis and on the Missouri." This work is not mentioned in TAXONOMIC LITERATURE, but Ewan tells us that Bradbury was a "Scotch naturalist who came to America to collect seeds and objects of natural history for the Liverpool Botanical Garden." Although Bradbury seldom mentions it, he was accompanied on this trip by naturalist Thomas Nuttall. A basic and rare work on the first probings up the Missouri.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Voltaire (25 volumes)

      A Paris, chez Th. Desoer, libraire, rue Christine 1817 - Vingt-cinq volumes in-8 (13,8 x 21,1 cm), reliure demi-peau (2 types différents), dos lisse, pièces de titre rouges et vertes, édition bien complète de 12 tomes en 24 volumes + 1 volume de table analytique, édition plus complète que celle de Kehl pour la correspondance mais composée et donc imprimée en petits caractères ; Vol. 1 à 4 (vij-1156pp.) : Théâtre ; Vol. 5-6 (xij-1174pp.) : Poésies ; Vol. 7-8 (xxij-1478pp.) : Histoire générale ; Vol. 9-10 (xiv-1512pp.) : Histoire particulière ; Vol. 11-12 (xvj-1602pp.) : Philosophie ; Vol.13 (viij-671-vij-18-8 pp.) : Table analytique ; Vol. 13(bis)-14 (1828-xviij pp.) : Dictionnaire philosophique ; Vol. 15-16 (xij-1708pp.) : Littérature ; Vol.17-22 (1006pp., viij-1143pp. et viij-1062pp.) : Correspondance générale ; Vol.23-24 (1427pp.) : Correspondance particulière : coins et coiffes légèrement frottés, mors inférieur du Vol.13 (table analytique) abîmé en tête, par ailleurs bel exemplaire.

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        The works of William Robertson, D.D., Fellow of the Royal Society, and principal of the University of Edinburgh ... : to which is prefixed an account of his life and writings, by Dugald Stewart - Complete in 12 volumes

      London : Cadell and Davies, 1817, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, New Edition. Provenance; Spenser Stewart's copy with his signature. Fine period binding with gilt-blocked initials to both panels across all volumes. Full, contemporary aniline calf. Gilt cross-bands with the spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Panels bordered in blind; inner gilt dentelles. A sumpuous example of period binding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Belfast binding. Portrait illustrated.

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        An Address to the Judges and Jury, In a Case of Alleged Sedition.

      1817 - Nineteenth-Century Scottish Treason Trials [Trials]. [Treason]. Douglas, Niel [1750-1823], Defendant. An Address to the Judges and Jury, In a Case of Alleged Sedition, On 26th May, 1817, Which was Intended to be Delivered Before Passing Sentence. Glasgow: Printed by D. Mackenzie, 1817. 40 pp. [Bound with] Dow, John, Reporter. The Trial of the Rev. Niel Douglas, Before the High Court of Justiciary, At Edinburgh, On the 26th May 1817, For Sedition. Edinburgh: Printed for John Robertson, 1817. [ii], 50 pp. Portrait frontispiece. [And] [Bellingham, John]. An Authentic Account of the Trial and Execution of John Bellingham, For the Assassination of the Right Hon. Spencer Perceval. With a Vindication of the Character of Sir Francis Burdett from the Aspersions of Some of the London Prints. Edinburgh: Printed and Published by D. Schaw and Son, 1812. [ii], [5]-65 pp. [And] M'Laren, Alexander, Defendant. Baird, Thomas, Defendant. Dow, John, Reporter. The Trial of Alexander M'Laren, And Thomas Baird, Before the High Court of Justiciary, At Edinburgh, On the 5th and 7th March 1817, For Sedition. Edinburgh: Printed for John Robertson, 1817. vi, 153 pp. [And] Account of the Proceedings of the Public Meeting of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Town of Kilmarnock, Held on the 7th of December, 1816, For the Purpose of Deliberating on the Most Proper Method of Remedying the Present Distresses of the Country. With a Full Report of the Speeches on that Occasion. Kilmarnock: Printed by H. Crawford, 1816. 45 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"); Account: Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into contemporary three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing, a few scuffs to boards, some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped, front hinge cracked. Light to moderate toning, soiling to title page of Bellingham, internally clean. * An exemplary gathering of five tracts, four of them concerning the trials of Douglas and M'Laren, the first trials for sedition held in Scotland during the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, a time of acute economic distress and social protest. These took place concurrently with the London trials of William Hone. Douglas, an eccentric non-conformist minister, poet, abolitionist and visionary soci [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KENTUCKY HARMONY. OR, A CHOICE COLLECTION OF PSALM TUNES, HYMNS, AND ANTHEMS; IN THREE PARTS. TAKEN FROM THE MOST EMINENT AUTHORS, AND WELL ADAPTED TO CHRISTIAN CHURCHES, SINGING SCHOOLS, OR PRIVATE SOCIETIES

      Harrisonburg, Va., 1817. Original full calf. Some crazing and abrading to boards. Spine worn. Ink dates to title. Marginal staining to first few leaves. Text uniformly toned. Lacks two leaves and the front free endpaper. Rear endpaper chipped. Good. Second, and expanded, edition of the first southern shape- note tune book. "In its first edition, KENTUCKY HARMONY had melodies taken primarily from John Wyeth's REPOSITORY OF SACRED MUSIC (1810) and several other Northern tune books. Subsequent editions were made up less of Northern materials and included more folk-like melodies that were popular in the South" - McNeil. Fewer than ten copies listed in OCLC. Such song books were literally used to death.

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        Ueber Jesuiten, Freymaurer und deutsche Rosencreutzer. Herausgegeben von Joseph Aloisius Maier, der Gesellschaft Jesu ehemaligen Mitgliede.

      Leipzig [d.i. Frankfurt], o. Vlg. [Brönner] 1781. Kl.-8°. 128 S. Neuerer Pappband m. grünem Kleisterpapierbezug. Einbd. in gutem Zustand, Sign. v. alter Hd. auf Titel, ersten Ss. wasserrandig, Papier gebräunt. Wolfstieg 6775; nicht bei Goedeke. Selten. Einer von drei in der Kollation abweichenden Drucken des Jahres 1781. Unter Pseudonym erschienenes Traktat des deutschen Schriftstellers Adolph Frhr. v. Knigge gegen die Rosenkreuzer. Enthält: `Bemerkungen über die boshaften und gefährlichen Grundsätze der zerstöhrten Gesellschaft Jesu, aus ihrer Geschichte, ihren Sitten und andern sichern Quellen gezogen`. / `Ein Brief über die Freymaurerey, von einem erfahrnen Mitgliede dieses Ordens an einen profanen Freund geschrieben`. / `Zuverläßige Nachrichten über die Aechtheit der heutigen deutschen Rosencreutzer`. - Der deutsche Schriftsteller und Aufklärer Adolph Freiherr von Knigge (1752-1796) war eine zentrale Figur im Geheimbundwesen seiner Zeit. Als Gründer eines Freundschaftsordens, Mitglied mehrerer Freimaurerlogen und des radikalaufklärerischen Illuminatenordens war er an den wichtigen einschlägigen Bewegungen seiner Zeit beteiligt. K. wurde 1780 Illuminat und bekam vom Ordensgründer Adam Weishaupt den Auftrag, den Orden in Norddeutschland aufzubauen, wobei es dem rastlosen und geschickten Organisator gelang, rund 500 Mitglieder anzuwerben. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Masonica, Rosenkreuzer, Freimaurerei, Geheimbundwesen, Illuminaten, Alte Drucke

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        [COLLECTION OF OFFICIAL PRINTINGS OF 159 BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY ACTS DIRECTLY RELATING TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, COMPRISING VIRTUALLY EVERY SIGNIFICANT BRITISH MEASURE ENACTED BETWEEN THE STAMP ACT AND THE CONCLUSION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR]

      London, 1817. Dbd. and laid into folders. In generally fine condition. In seven large folio half morocco and cloth boxes, spines gilt. An outstanding collection of 159 British Parliamentary Acts relating to the American colonies during the period of the American Revolution. The Acts contained in this collection are an unparalleled guide for understanding and following the British legislative actions of the 1760s and 1770s that led to the American grievances that culminated in the American Revolution. The Acts show how the British government sought to exert authority over the American colonies, and to raise financial resources from American sources, to punish the colonies for their actions, to prosecute the war against them, and finally to resolve the conflict. While the earliest Act in this collection is dated 1751 and the latest 1817, the great majority of the British laws contained herein encompass the years from the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 through the conclusion of the Revolutionary War in 1783, and contain all the British Parliamentary Acts of consequence that related to America in the period of the Revolution. In summary, the Acts present here are grouped as follows: 1) The Acts surrounding the Grenville budget of 1764, when Parliament first attempted to make the colonies raise the revenue needed for their defense and government. 2) The legislation surrounding the Stamp Act of 1765 and its repeal, with the assertion of the Parliamentary right to tax in the Declaratory Act of 1767. 3) The annual Mutiny Acts, which contained within them the right to quarter troops and provision them at public expense, in North America. 4) The Townsend Acts, seeking to raise money through North American customs duties, including, most famously, tea, but effectively taxing a broad range of goods. 5) Acts to suppress the colonial government of New York in their arguments with Parliament over paper money and quartering troops. 6) The Intolerable Acts of 1774, the five Acts which followed the Boston Tea Party, which closed the port of Boston, suspended the government of Massachusetts, made it possible for colonists to be sent to England for trial, quarter more troops in Massachusetts, and bar settlement by the colonies in the West (the Quebec Act). These were the catalyst for colonial unification and the first Continental Congress. 7) A series of Acts, which continued throughout the Revolution, to bar trade by the colonies and strangle their commerce until they submitted. 8) A series of Acts to arrest persons for treason. 9) A series of Acts to prosecute the War against the former colonies, including privateering, further taxation, detaining prisoners, and supporting military operations. 10) A series of Acts seeking to end the War, beginning with the abortive Carlisle Peace Commission in 1778 and ending with the conclusion of peace in 1783. 11) A series of Acts aiding and compensating Loyalists who had suffered in the War. 12) A variety of Acts touching on aspects of the British situation in North America in 1763-83. As Peter Thomas writes: "The Stamp Act of 1765 is conventionally taken as the commencement of the sequence of events immediately comprising the American Revolution. But it was only the most famous of the series of policy decisions concerning the colonies enacted by George Grenville's ministry of 1763-5. For by 1763, after a generation of war and a century of neglect, the British Government had turned its attention to America. The measures enacted during the next two years forced the colonies to face up to the implications of imperial rule." After the conclusion of the French and Indian War in 1763, the French continued to maintain a large military force (some 20,000 men) in the West Indies. As a result, the British government of Lord Bute decided to continue to garrison a large force (some 7500 to 10,000 men, eventually costing £350,000 annually) in North America. Though these forces would largely be stationed outside the thirteen colonies - in Canada, the Floridas, the Mississippi and Ohio frontiers - the British government decided that the American colonists should bear a large part of the financial burden of paying for these forces. Though this policy was devised by Lord Bute's administration, it was inherited and enacted by the Grenville administration that came to power in 1763. The implications of these imperial policies are clearly stated in the first document in the present collection, which sets forth Lord Grenville's economic presumptions regarding the taxation of the colonies. The "Grenville Budget" of 1764 is entitled (in part) "An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America...for applying the Produce of such Duties, and of the Duties to arise by virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expences of defending, protecting, and securing the said Colonies and Plantations...and more effectually preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between same and Great Britain." This budget act contains the so-called "Sugar Act," which is the first deliberate and direct attempt to tax the American colonies in order to pay for the British military presence in North America. The Sugar Act levied a tax of three pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses (molasses from the British West Indies would be exempt from the tax). This budget act levies a number of additional taxes and fees as well. The final part of the title of the Act was Grenville's response to the British Customs Board's estimate that the annual revenue from American customs was a paltry £1800. Grenville, whose guiding principles were strict adherence to legality and financial solvency, found this state of affairs to be intolerable. Existing trade regulations, designed to raise greater revenue, would be more rigidly enforced, with incentives offered to naval officers and customs officials. This Budget Act of 1764 set the tone for many of the British policies and measure that followed. The Budget Act is accompanied here by three additional acts, dated 1768, 1778, and 1780, which extend, amend, and explain its various provisions. Most famous among the policies that followed the 1764 Grenville budget was the Stamp Act, which was enacted in 1765 and which is included in this collection. The idea that American colonists should, like British subjects in England, be required to pay a duty on printed material, had been bandied about before 1763, but the idea did not really gain traction until 1764. The plan stalled on its way through Parliament as the Grenville regime met with American colonial agents to devise alternate and less objectionable fund-raising methods. However, news of colonial protests against Parliamentary authority in 1764 contributed to the passing of the law in 1765, over the protests of colonial agents in London, including Benjamin Franklin from Pennsylvania and Jared Ingersoll of Connecticut. "By the time the Stamp Bill was introduced into Parliament the chief motive of the Grenville ministry had changed from the collection of revenue to the assertion of sovereignty" - Thomas. The Stamp Act levied a tax on all legal and commercial papers, pamphlets, newspapers, almanacs, cards, and dice. Nine pages in the Act are taken up with descriptions of what type of printed materials would be subject to the tax. A Stamp Office was created in Britain, and Stamp Inspectors were to be assigned to each colonial district. Colonists wishing to purchase or use any of the materials covered in the Act would be required to buy a stamp. The outrage in the colonies at this form of taxation was immediate and overwhelming, and the Stamp Act was repealed in 1766. The law repealing the Stamp Act is also included in this collection, as is another law of 1766 indemnifying those who had incurred penalties for refusing to comply with the Stamp Act. Another crucially important measure of 1765 included herein is the "Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters," better known as the Quartering Act. The act was passed in response to a letter from Thomas Gage, the British commander in America, who complained of the difficulties of quartering and feeding his troops, due to colonial obstruction. Though the law that was ultimately passed attempted to take account of colonial objections, the act was highly controversial in America, where it was believed that it authorized the billeting of soldiers in private homes. Parliament continued to pass annual Mutiny Acts, regulating the conduct and provisioning of British forces in America; this collection contains more than thirty such Acts. Passed in 1766, the so-called "Declaratory Act," included herein, directly addresses the question of American resistance to Parliamentary acts. This brief law is a forceful assertion of British sovereignty over America and notes that, despite the fact that certain colonial legislatures have "passed certain Votes, Resolutions, and Orders, derogatory to the Legislative Authority of Parliament...the said Colonies and Plantations in America have been, are, and of Right ought to be, subordinate unto, and dependant upon, the Imperial Crown and Parliament of Great Britain." The law concludes by stating that "all Resolutions, Votes, Orders, and Proceedings, in any of the said Colonies or Plantations, whereby the Power and Authority of the Parliament of Great Britain, to make Laws and Statutes as aforesaid, is denied, or drawn into Question, are, and are hereby declared to be, utterly null and void to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever." Lord Grenville resigned as Prime Minister in July 1765, replaced by the Rockingham administration, which lasted only a year. The Pitt ministry began in July 1766, but the mental deterioration of Lord Pitt made Charles Townshend (the Chancellor of the Exchequer) the de facto Prime Minister. Townshend's name is associated with another series of Parliamentary acts that were deplored in the colonies, and are also included herein. The Townshend Acts, which came after the highly loathed Stamp Act of 1765, levied further antagonizing duties on the American colonies for such imports as glass, lead, paint, and tea. They also created a reorganized Board of Customs Commissioners in Boston to collect taxes and to enforce other revenue measures. The tensions resulting from these acts led to writings such as John Dickinson's famous LETTERS FROM A FARMER IN PENNSYLVANIA (1768) and then to the bloodshed of the Boston Massacre. The Townshend Acts were not, however, intended simply to raise funds for the British treasury. Some were meant to be clearly punitive, and to again assert Parliamentary control over the colonies. Among these was the New York Restraining Act, which punished New York resistance to the Mutiny Act of 1765 and sapped the power of its Assembly. The full title of the act (included herein) is "An Act for restraining and prohibiting the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives, of the Province of New York, until Provision shall have been made for furnishing the King's Troops with all the Necessaries required by Law, from passing or assenting to any Act of Assembly, Vote, or Resolution, for any other Purpose." By all accounts the Townshend Acts were an important element in the British government's alienation of the colonies that led to the American Revolution. New York was not the only colony that was directly targeted by British laws in the late 1760s and early 1770s - Massachusetts also suffered greatly from its resistance to Parliamentary acts. The Tea Act, the Boston Port Bill, the Administration of Justice Act, and others, all included here, are indelibly associated with Massachusetts and its resistance to imperial authority. There are several acts relating to tea duties in this collection, dating to the "Act for taking off the Inland Duty...upon all Black and Singlo Teas consumed in Great Britain; and for granting a Drawback upon the Exportation of Teas to Ireland, and the British Dominions in America" of 1767. The notorious Tea Act of 1773, which culminated in the Boston Tea Party of the following December is, of course, included in the collection. The Boston Tea Party provoked a strong reaction in the British government, then led by the ministry of Lord North. As David Ammerman writes, "Crowd action...was not unusual in the eighteenth century and the Boston Tea Party was a classic example of this phenomenon. The decision of the North ministry, however, to use the event as a justification for closing the port of Boston, restructuring the government of Massachusetts Bay, and ordering changes in the system of justice was unprecedented." Parliament's response to the Tea Party was a series of laws known as the "Coercive Acts" (also called the "Intolerable Acts"). They are generally considered to consist of five laws, all included here. Among them are the Boston Port Act, which closed the port of Boston until compensation had been made for the tea. The Massachusetts Government Act fundamentally altered the system of government in the colony, providing that the upper house (or council) would be appointed by the King rather than the governor, and brought local administration more directly under the control of the governor. It also limited town meetings to once a year. The Justice Act protected government officials from local juries, and the Quartering Act allowed the governor to take over unoccupied public buildings for the use of troops. Also considered part of the Coercive Acts, and included herein, is the Quebec Act, which galled American colonists by adding the Old Northwest Territory - where many of the thirteen colonies had land claims - to the Province of Quebec. Parliament was not unalterably punitive toward the colonies in the period from 1765 to 1775, and several of the most objectionable Acts of the period were rescinded or amended by Parliament (as the Stamp Act was in 1766). Those amendatory or rescinding laws are also included in this collection, grouped together with the offending original law. With the formal outbreak of hostilities the British government once again turned overtly punitive, and a number of the Acts included herein directly reflect the methods by which the British government sought to conduct the war in America. Among these is an act, passed in 1775, restraining American access to Newfoundland fisheries. There are also a number of acts cutting off trade with all the colonies, foremost among them 1776's "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies...during the Continuance of the present Rebellion with in the said Colonies...." This law effectively ended British exports to the colonies, aiming to starve the rebels into submission. Other acts are clearly punitive, such as "An Act to impower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy" of 1777. In 1782 were passed two Acts which focused on other military aspects of the conflict: "An Act for the better detaining, and more easy Exchange of American Prisoners brought into Great Britain," and "An Act more effectually to prevent his Majesty's Enemies from being supplied with Ships or Vessels from Great Britain." These are just a pair of several Acts which touched on the military aspects of the war that are included herein. Several British budget acts from throughout the Revolutionary period are included as well. In 1778 Parliament passed an act to appoint a commission to negotiate with the Americans, which led to an aborted peace overture led by the Earl of Carlisle. That act is included here, as is the 1782 "Act to Enable His Majesty to Conclude a Peace or Truce with Certain Colonies in North America" which led to the end of the Revolution and the formal recognition of the independence of the United States. In the post-Revolutionary period there are many acts to compensate Loyalists who lost property as a result of their fidelity of England during the war. There are also a number of Acts that sought to restore relations with the United States in the postwar era, including laws regulating trade and intercourse. Foremost among these is the "Act to repeal so much of Two Acts, made in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of His Majesty, as prohibits Trade and Intercourse with the United States of America." This law, reinstating trade with the now independent United States, directly repeals the Act of 1776 mentioned in the preceding paragraph. It would be incredibly difficult to assemble a similarly thorough collection. A complete and detailed inventory of all the Acts included in the collection is available. In all, a truly remarkable collection of British Parliamentary Acts pertaining to America throughout the period of the American Revolution - the laws that led to the deeds that led to freedom for the American colonies.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Storia naturale delle scimie e dei maki disposta con ordine da P Hugues, dietro le scoperte dei pui rinomati Naturalisti; Arricchita di schiarimenti relativi ai costumi, astuzie, nutrimenti, e climi abitati di questi Quadrumani, con la maniera di dar loro la caccia, e di un'idea sull'uso e la proprietà della loro carne in medicina; Dedicata a S A il Principe Eugenio de Beauharnais

      Milano: P. Hugues, 1817. Hardcover. Very Good+. Contemporary half black and green morocco, gilt-stamped lettering and ornament direct in spine compartments (5 raised bands); folio (455x300mm); leaves printed on the recto only, with wide margins; consisting of engraved illustrated title-p., [I]-VI (engraved text and illustrations), [3] (scimie dell' antico continente, prima classe, orang), I-IX, [2] (seconda classe, babbuino), X-XVII, [2] (terza classe, guenone), XVIII-L, [3] (scimie del nuovo continente, quarta classe, sapaju), LI-LX, [2] (quinta classe, sapaju-sagoino), LXI-LXX, LXXI-LXXXVIII (text), 2 (indice), [6] (dei lemuriani ossia maki propriamente detti, genere maki), I-VIII, [2] (genere indri), IX-X, [2] (genere loris), XI-XIII, [2] (genere galago), XIV, [2] (genere tarsiere), XV, XVI (indice). Collates complete, with printed and engraved text, and a grand total of 85 very fine -- and very charming -- engraved plates of monkeys, most of whom will remind you of someone you know. Spine tips and edges of boards discreetly renewed; some light scuffing along spine and joints. Marginal browning; a few tiny worm holes to last few leaves; otherwise nice and bright. Bookplates of Cecilia Barbosa de Moura. An important early monograph on primates, including, orangutans, baboons, guenons, sapajous, lemurs, indris, loris, galagos, tarsiers.

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        Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée.

      - Paris, Deterville, 1817. 4 volumes. 8vo (203 x 130mm). pp. xxxvii, 540; pp. xviii, 532; pp. xxix, 653; pp. viii, 255, with 15 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spines, marbles sides. A fine copy of the rare first edition of this classic work which Singer in his 'History of Biology' describes as "the most comprehensive biological work since Linnaeus". Cuvier, also called the 'Founder of modern comparative zoology', in the foreword of the present work states that he enters a strong protest against those who would arrange all living creatures in one series. "He emphatically denies that mammals, which come last in the system, are the lowest, or that the last mammal in the series is more perfect than the first bird. Here Cuvier has certainly laid his finger on one of the weakest points of the whole series theory, as expounded by Bonnet and Lamarck, and has undeniably forestalled the conception of the relativity of the degree of evolution as held in modern times." (Nordenskiöld, pp. 339-340). "The most influential exposition of the typological approach to animal classification, representing the greatest body of zoological facts that had yet been assembled; it served as the standard zoological manual for most of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century" (Norman Library, 567).Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Le Cte Frédéric de Pourtales.Dibner, Heralds of Science 195; Printing and the Mind of Man 276; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 42. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BAMBERG. "Bamberg von der Nordseite". Gesamtansicht mit ländlicher Staffage im Vordergrund, links eine Dame in einem fahrbaren Liegestuhl.

      - Radierung von Friedrich Carl Rupprecht, dat. 1817, 34 x 53,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIX, S. 216; Lentner 6650: "Feine Radierung". - Hauptblatt des Architekturzeichners (schuf u.a. 130 Zeichnungen des Bamberger Doms) und Radierers Friedrich Carl Rupprecht (1779 - 1831). Er war ab 1799 Schüler bei Klengel in Dresden. Seit 1810 lebte er in Bamberg. - Sorgfältig restaurierte Randeinrisse oben, sonst wohl erhalten. Feiner, gratiger Abzug.

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        ARTE DE LOS METALES, EN QUE SE ENSEÑA EL VERDADERO BENEFICIO DE LOS DE ORO Y PLATA POR AZOGUE, EL MODO DE FUNDIRLOS TODOS, Y COMO SE HAN DE REFINAR Y APARTAR UNOS DE OTROS

      Lima, 1817. Small quarto. Ex-lib. Contemporary limp vellum. Vellum lightly soiled. Dampstaining to first two leaves, some minor soiling. Very good. The first Latin American and only Lima printing of this celebrated treatise on mining and metallurgy. First published in Madrid in 1640, this is the first significant work on the subject in Spanish, and the first work on mining in the Americas. Alvaro Alonso Barba (1569-1662), of Andalusian origin, took orders and departed for South America in 1588. He was pastor in Potosi, Peru, the center of an important mining region, where he could observe all the latest technological developments in the field of mining. While in Peru, he studied mineralogy and the art of extracting and testing the silver, so abundant in Potosi. Upon publication his book was an immediate success and was subsequently published in English, French and German.

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        Propaedeutik der Mineralogie.

      - Frankfurt am Main, in der Joh. Chris. Hermannschen Buchhandlung, 1817. Folio (405 x 263mm). pp. (2), xii, 315, with 10 engraved plates of which 4 coloured by hand. Later half cloth. First edition. "In 1817 Leonhard, together with J.H. Kopp and C.L. Gärtner, published "Propaedeutik der Mineralogie" considered at the time the most instructive source work in mineralogy". (DSB, VIII p. 246). Leonhard was the foremost mineralogist in Germany at the beginning of the 19th century. Pages 229 to 309 'Literatur der Mineralogie' contains an interesting bibliography of early mineralogical publications. According to Concklin among the most complete of its time.Title a bit dust-soiled. Subtitle 'Einleitung und Vorbereitung zur Mineralogie' paper repair at the inner margin.Ward & Carozzi 1372. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brockhaus Conversations-Lexicon 4.Auflage, 11 Bände, 1817-1819 (II)

      F.A. Brockhaus 1817-1819, Altenburg & Leipzig - (Brockhaus) Conversations-Lexicon oder encyclopädisches Handwörterbuch für gebildete Stände / Allgemeine Hand-Encyclopädie für die gebildeten Stände. Vierte Original-Auflage. 10 Bände [A-Z] Altenburg & Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1817-1819. Sowie Supplemente zum Conversations-Lexicon (zwei Abteilungen A-L) für Besitzer der 1.-4. Auflage. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1819. Prachtvolle, sehr dekorativ einbundene Original-Halbledereinbände mit für die Zeit überaus beeindruckenden Goldprägungen. Format ca. 18 x 12 cm. Wie den zehn Originalbildern in der Galerie zu entnehmen, sind die Bände innen & außen in überdurchschnittlicher Erhaltung. Die reichhaltigen (beeindruckenden) Goldverzierungen auf den Rücken sind hervorragend erhalten. Ebenso die wunderschönen Buchdeckel. Die Rückenansicht ist äußerst harmonisch. Zudem die Rücken so gut wie gar nicht berieben. Ein Außengelenk mit kleinem Einriss. Ansonsten drei Bände an der oberen Rückenkante mit einer Bestoßung, einem kleineren Einriss bzw. einer Fehlstelle. Bei Band 3, 6 & 7 die obere Rückenkante in geringerer Höhe (Abrieb). Die Bände sind an den Ecken bestoßen, den Kanten berieben; der Buchschnitt ist bei einigen Bänden leicht angeschmutzt. Keine fehlenden oder losen Seiten, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Buchblock noch fest. Keine Unterstreichungen, keine Fleckigkeit (von ca. 10 Flecken insgesamt abgesehen). Seiten teils etwas gebräunt. Auf dem Vorsatz Abklatsch der Lederecken, in Band 1 handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk. Drei Seiten mit kleinem Fehlstück am Rand, eine Seite hat dort ein Löchel (Schrift jeweils nicht betroffen). In zwei Bänden ist die Schrift auf einigen wenigen Seiten schlechter leserlich (von der gegenüberliegenden Seite Schwärze abgedrückt, s. Bild 8 in der Galerie). In derart prachtvollem Einband & dieser Erhaltung ist diese sehr frühe Brockhaus-Ausgabe vollständig heute kaum noch erhältlich. 12000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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