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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., 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.

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        Stadtplan, "Donauwörth im Jahre 1817".

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

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        GENERAL CHARTE VON AUSTRALIEN.’. Australia, East Indies, Japan and Southern Pacific.

      Johann Christoph Matthias Reinecke for Verlag des Geograph. Instituts Weimar 1817 - 45x61cm. Original outline colour. Excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Garwood & Voigt]
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        Précis des pratiques de l'art naval, en France, en Espagne et en Angleterre, donnant, pour les trois marines, les termes techniques, les commandemens et des vocabulaires ; des tables des dimensions de la mature; les proportions du gréement pour chaque espèce de vaisseau du guerre ou de commerce; les manoeuvres particulières, les évolutions; la description des pavillons de toutes les nations; quelques découvertes récentes

      Brest: de l'imprimerie de Michel, imprimeur du Roi, 1817 - Octavo (202 × 123 mm). Contemporary sheep-backed bottle-green paper covered boards, flat spine, title gilt direct, compartments formed by a star and flower gilt roll, foliate centre-tool. A little rubbed, light browning and foxing, heavy in places, throughout, but remains a very good copy. Tables and diagrams to the text, bound with the half-title, advertisement/errata leaf at the rear. First and only edition. Uncommon, 4 copies only on OCLC - BnF, NYPL, Fisher Library, Toronto, Danish Union Catalogue. Compiled by Babron (1772-1841), a frigate captain, who began work on it when 22, but was only able to finally publish after his retirement from the sea in 1813. In his introduction he explains that he became convinced that in France there "was no work which brought together in a single volume, at a moderate price, all of the practices of the naval art; that is a vade mecum to serve as a guide to young sailors". Polak 313 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITON'S VOYAGE, TO PITCAIRN'S ISLAND

      Taunton, 1817. Modern green calf gilt by Middleton, red morocco label. Boards slightly bowed. Larger folding plate faintly spotted. Else a fine copy. A fascinating and valuable account of Pacific travel, by an officer in the Royal Marines on the H.M. Frigate Briton, including much information on the mutiny of the Bounty, and an interview with the last survivor on Pitcairn Island. Shillibeer was able to record what he saw in beautiful etchings he made on the spot, including views of Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Juan Fernandez, Callao, and Santa Christina, as well as portraits of Friday Fletcher October Christian (Fletcher Christian's son), Patookee, a lady of Lima, and several others. "An engaging narrative including some curious details regarding the mutiny of the BOUNTY, gleaned from a meeting with the last survivor, John Adams, when the ship called at Pitcairn Island. The BRITON first visited Rio de Janeiro. From Brazil the vessel was ordered into the Pacific to search for the American frigate ESSEX, then threatening British whalers in those waters. Interesting information regarding Captain David Porter of the ESSEX and his proceedings in the Marquesas is included. Various places on the coast of Chile and Peru were visited, particularly Lima, as well as the Galapagos Islands" - Hill.

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        Anatomi Comparata Nervi Sympathici; Observationes Neurlogicae ex Anatome Comparata; Expériences sur le Système Nerveux; Scrutinium Hypotheseos Spirituum Animalium. Five

      Paris, Strasbourg, Prague: Lispiaea;. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Some scuffs to leather at extremities. Two volumes [bound as one] ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, minimal markings. 1817; 1788; 1825; 1821; 1782. First Editions, bound in one volume. Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 182pp + plates, 36pp +tables, 53pp, 46pp, 95pp. Plates to volume two by Carolo Augustus Guilielmo Berends [Carl August Wilhelm Berends]. The authors were all leading anatomists, physiologists and pathologists of their day. Pierre Flourens pioneered the area of localisationism and discovered the anaethetic properties of chloroform. Jean Lobstein coined the term arteriosclerosis and founded a pathology museum in Strasbourg. .

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        Anatomi Comparata Nervi Sympathici; Observationes Neurlogicae ex Anatome Comparata; Expériences sur le Système Nerveux; Scrutinium Hypotheseos Spirituum Animalium. Five

      Paris, Strasbourg, Prague: Lispiaea;. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Some scuffs to leather at extremities. Two volumes [bound as one] ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, minimal markings. 1817; 1788; 1825; 1821; 1782. First Editions, bound in one volume. Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 182pp + plates, 36pp +tables, 53pp, 46pp, 95pp. Plates to volume two by Carolo Augustus Guilielmo Berends [Carl August Wilhelm Berends]. The authors were all leading anatomists, physiologists and pathologists of their day. Pierre Flourens pioneered the area of localisationism and discovered the anaethetic properties of chloroform. Jean Lobstein coined the term arteriosclerosis and founded a pathology museum in Strasbourg. .

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        Anvil

      London: Published by Edward Orme, 1817. Stipple with etching, colour-printed with hand-colouring. State iii/iii, with the title in closed letters, and engraved inscription: "George Stubbs pinxt.*** Geo. Townly Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to His R.H. the Prince of Wales. / London Republished June 4th. 1817, *** ANVIL. *** by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street" A magnificent portrait of the famous stallion Anvil, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse , which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific steeds for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the stallion Anvil, bred by Thomas Paton. The image shows Anvil in an enclosed paddock, and exhibits a keen attention to naturalistic detail. Anvil was first a stallion in the stud of the Prince of Wales and went on to win a great number of races at some of the best courses in England. This beautiful print demonstrates that, with subtle atmospheric effects and complex compositional structure, Stubbs succeeds in raising the genre of equine portraiture to a poetic level. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 114, ii/iii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints , p. 272.

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        Op. 91, arr.]. Wellingtons-Sieg oder: die Schlacht bey Vittoria. 91tes Werk. Für das Piano=Forte auf 4 Hænde. No. 2364. Preis [blank]

      S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN C.D.S. 2364] [ca 1817], Wien - First Edition of this arrangement, second issue ("Pränumerations-Anzeige" of first issue dropped from p. 1 but amount and currency of price, printed from third issue on, still lacking). New Kinsky I, p. 585 (3 copies in Germany and Austria). Hoboken 2, 392 (a later issue). The arranger of this version is not known. "Beethoven's 'Battle Symphony,' more correctly entitled Wellington's Victory of the Battle of Victoria (op. 91), came into being as the result of an idea by Maelzel that Beethoven should write a work for his latest invention, the panharmonicon, a sort of mechanical orchestra. The timing coincided with Wellington's defeat of Napoleon in 1813. It is a programmatic piece for a large orchestra with a battery of military and Turkish percussion instruments, including cannons and muskets. The first section opens with an English bugle call followed by the patriotic tune Rule, Britannia, answered by a French bugle call and marching tune, known in Britain as For he's a jolly good fellow. Then comes a depiction of the battle. Part 2, called 'Victory Symphony,' begins and ends with martial music but is otherwise based largely on the British national anthem, which is treated fugally." Cooper: The Beethoven Compendium, p. 220. Oblong folio. Unbound, as issued. Housed in a custom-made mid-tan leather- backed folder with titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-39, [iii] (blank) pp. Engraved. The word "Preis" printed, but neither amount nor currency added.Extended printed note following imprint: "so wie auch zu haben [and also available]: in Leipzig bey Breitkopf und Härtel _ C.F. Peters _ Fr. Hoffmeister, [continuation in smaller print] Bonn, bey N. Simmrok [!Simrock] _ Offenbach, bey J: Andrä [!André] _ Zürich, bey Nägeli & Comp. _ Ettwill [!Eltville], bey C: Zulehner,_ und in den Musikhandlungen zu Augsburg _ Berlin _ Braunschweig _ Frankfurth _ Hamburg _ München _ Mayland [!Mailand] _ Neapel _ Stuttgardt [!Stuttgart]."Folder slightly worn and soiled. Some offsetting. An uncut copy. In very good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gute Ernte 1817. Schraubmedaille aus Zinn mit 8 altkolorierten Kupfersticheinlagen und 6 (von 8) Texteinlagen, jeweils doppelseitig auf 7 Papierscheiben montiert. Innendeckel mit 2 gestochenen Texteinlagen, 1 gefaltetes, typographisches Beiblatt.

       Nürnberg, bei Johann Thomas Stettner, um 1817, 5 cm (Durchmesser Schraubtaler). Seltener Schraubtaler zur Erinnerung „an Not und Teuerung“ des Hungerjahrs 1816, ausgelöst durch den Ausbruch des Vulkans Tambora auf der Indonesischen Insel Sumbawa. Er verfinsterte die Sonne, so dass es zu einer dramatischen Missernte kam. Der Text und die Bilder der Papierscheiben beschreiben bzw. zeigen auf der einen Seite die Schrecken des Jahres 1816, auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite die üppige Ernte des Jahres 1817. In den Deckeln Tabellen der Viktualienpreise der Jahre 1771 und 1816. Die Außenseiten der Medaillen zeigen in Relief eine verzweifelte, hungernde Familie und eine dankbare Familie mit Erntekranz, über der ein Genius schwebt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Bavarica, Schraubtaler

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        Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. Performed by order of the government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke. Published from the Official Report

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. 3 volumes, octavo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). 1 folding engraved map by Neele, 5 engraved plans. Expertly bound to style in half morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, spines gilt Third London edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). The book describes the U.S. government-backed expedition to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in just over twenty-eight months. They brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. Because of the death of Lewis, the publication of the official account was delayed until 1814, when the Philadelphia edition appeared. The 1814 British quarto edition quickly sold out, necessitating a three-volume 1815 octavo edition to satisfy public demand; the present edition followed. The large folding map of the West (by Neele after the original Philadelphia edition map) recalls an extraordinary feat of cartography, accurately revealing much of the trans-Mississippi for the first time. It is on a slightly larger scale than the original, Wheat notes that the map is almost identical to the Philadelphia edition "except for a few minor variations." Howes L-317. cf. Sabin 40830; Wagner-Camp 13:4; cf. Wheat Transmississippi 317.

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        [AUTOGRAPH NOTE WRITTEN BY JOHN TYLER DECLINING AN INVITATION TO PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON'S NEW YEAR'S DINNER]

      [Np, but likely Washington], 1817. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Small paper loss from wax seal, else fine. In a folio-sized black half morocco and blue silk clamshell case, spine gilt. Brief note penned by U.S. Congressman, later president, John Tyler, declining an invitation to the presidential New Year's dinner. The note reads: "J. Tyler regrets, that owing to a previous engagement, he can not accept the President's invitation to Dinner tomorrow. Jany. 1st, 1817." It is addressed to "His Excellency The President." As a fellow Virginian in the limited society of early Washington, it would make sense that Tyler would be invited to events at the Madison White House. Tyler was at this time serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. He would go on to be elected governor of Virginia, serve in the U.S. Senate, and eventually be elected vice president, only to become president by default in 1841 when President William H. Harrison died unexpectedly. Madison's party took place a few months before he left the White House. A polite note sent by a future president to a current commander in chief.

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        Geschichte der Erfindungen in allen Theilen der Wissenschaften und Künste von der ältesten bis auf die gegenwärtige Zeit. In alphabetischer Ordnung. [Band 5 u. 6 mit dem Serientitel:] Supplemente zur Geschichte der Erfindungen.usw., [Erster u.] Zweiter Supplement-Band.

      Quedlinburg u. Leipzig: bey Gottfried Basse 1817 - XXVI, 412, 385, 413, 432, 582 u. 523 Seiten, Fadenheftung, Format 12 x 19,5 cm, private u. hartgebundene Pappbände der Zeit (rote goldgeprägte Rücken-Titelschilder u. 2 Zierleisten; die Bandnummerierung in geprägten Rosetten). * Erstausgabe. Roter Farbschnitt ringsum. Band 1-4 umfasst die Buchstaben A-Z, die beiden Supplementbände jeweils von A-Z. Auf den Vorsätzen ein schönes und altes Ex-Libris "Dr. J. M. W. Baumanni / Natura doceri". Erhaltung: Minimal braunfleckig nur an den Vorsätzen. Die Buchblöcke sauber und fleckenlos. Buchblöcke und Einbände sind fest zusammen, die Schnittkanten gut gerundet. Die Einbände an den Kanten etwas beschabt sowie die Deckel an den äußeren Ecken angestossen. Auch sonst keine weiteren Mängel. Insgesamt sehr gute Exemplare. +++++++++++++++++ Eine größere Sammlung "Erfinder u. Erfindungen" wird von uns in den Antiquariats-Bestand eingearbeitet. Sie finden diese Titel innerhalb der Kategorien "Technik" und/oder "Maschinenbau & Fertigungstechnik". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR DISTRICTS OF AFRICA: Performed in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797 With an Account of a Subsequent Mission to That Country in 1805 By Mungo Park, Surgeon To Which is Added an Account of the Life of Mr Park

      London: Printed for John Murray, 1817, 1816. 2 volumes. Very Early Octavo Two Volume Printing, ?A New Edition?, being the second Murray enlarged edition. With a large folding engraved map to illustrate the journal, the routes shown in colour. 8vo, three-quarter contemporary calf over marbled paper-covered boards, the spines with multi-gilt ruled raised bands, two compartments lettered and ruled in gilt. xx, 560; xvii, cviii, 301 pp. A very fine, handsome and proper set, the text clean and crisp and unpressed, the map in an excellent state of preservation, the bindings very proper and original. A SCARCE PRINTING AND A VERY PLEASING COPY OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND SEMINAL WORK OF AFRICANA, AND A WORK WHICH IS ESPECIALLY SCARCE IN CONTEMPORARY BINDINGS. The African Association of London?s previous four expeditions to explore the Niger river had failed by the time they charged Park, a Scotsman, with the commission to explore the Gambia, Senegal, and Niger rivers in 1795. He covered well over 100 miles before he fell ill in 1797 and returned back to England. His unaffected style and natural sense of storytelling in the subsequent publication of his adventures make this one of the most popular accounts of African exploration. He returned to Africa in 1805 to search for the source of the Niger in a canoe, and met great hardships both on the river and with the natives that eventually cost him his own life and the life of his men. ?Until the publication of Park?s book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the northeast region and coastal area...Park?s TRAVELS had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the Negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park?s career was cut short, but he made the first great practice advance in the opening-up of Central Africa.? PMM 253. A rare copy of this milestone Africana. After the publication of the TRAVELS, Park withdrew to the quiet life of a country physician. He soon became bored with this existence and returned to Africa in 1805. He traveled on the Niger by canoe, but failed to reach the source of the river. He and his companions were killed by natives at Boussa after their canoe foundered on the rapids.

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        A NARRATIVE OF OCCURRENCES IN THE INDIAN COUNTRIES OF NORTH AMERICA, SINCE THE CONNEXION OF THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF SELKIRK WITH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY, AND HIS ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH A COLONY ON THE RED RIVER

      London. 1817.. xiv,152,[4],87pp. Original printed wrappers. Minor soiling, small repairs on spine, ink signature on front cover. Contemporary ownership signature on titlepage. Very good. Untrimmed. In a red cloth drop-down box, spine gilt. The Harmsworth-Streeter copy of this rare and important work of Canadiana. This pamphlet presents a brief outline of the establishment and growth of the Selkirk Colony from 1812, and attempts to defend and justify the North West Company's actions as the natural consequence of the encroachments, hostilities, and provocations of Lord Selkirk and the Hudson's Bay Company. Although sometimes attributed to Simon McGillivary and Edward Ellice the elder, the work was probably prepared by Samuel Hull Wilcocke, "a hack-writer in the employ of the North-West Company" - TPL. The pamphlet was issued under the direction of the London representatives of the North West Company to counter charges of unwarranted aggression and destruction of the Selkirk settlement on the Red River, leveled against them by John Halkett in his STATEMENT RESPECTING THE EARL OF SELKIRK'S SETTLEMENT (1817). ^"An important work relating to the foundation of Winnipeg" - Harmsworth. ^"This narrative is the second of that long catalogue of statements, histories, and narratives to which the murder of Governor Semple by the half-breed Indians, in the service of the Northwest Fur Company, gave existence. The first publication was the 'Sketch of the Fur Trade in North America,' by the benevolent and enterprising Lord Selkirk. This narrative is the rejoinder of the Northwest Fur Company, covering pp.1 to 152. The Appendix which follows, paged separately 1 to 87, is composed of affidavits of the traders, of Indian speeches, etc" - Field. HARMSWORTH 6362 (this copy). STREETER SALE 3675 (this copy). LANDE 1313. TPL 1108. PEEL 50. VLACH 761. GAGNON II:1948. SABIN 20699. FIELD 1117.

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

      Sm. 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.?

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        Des trois derniers mois de l'Amerique Méridionale et du Brésil ?.

      Paris, F. Béchet, Juillet 1817. - 2 works bound in 1 volume. 8°, contemporary tree calf (minor wear, mostly to extremities), flat spine gilt with red and black leather lettering pieces, gilt letter, edges tinted yellow. Overall in very good, near fine condition. Small rectangular letterpress tag of José Caetano da Silva in blank portion of title-page, above imprint. (3 ll.), 160 pp. *** FIRST EDITION. Pradt describes and analyzes events in Brazil, especially Pernambuco (pp. 7-46), Buenos Aires (pp. 47-52), and "Terre-Ferme," or northern Spanish South America (especially the effects of Murillo's death; pp. 53-68). Then he discusses at length what actions Spain and other European powers ought to take in view of these developments.Pradt (1759-1837) was born in Allanches (Auvergne) and received a doctorate of theology from the Université de Paris in 1786. In 1789 he was elected to the États Généraux, where he defended the interests of the clergy until the outbreak of the French Revolution, when he fled to Germany. For the next decade he lived in Hamburg and Münster, where he published several works critical of the Revolution. Returning to France in 1800, Pradt soon earned Napoleon's favor, and with it the offices of bishop of Poitiers (1805) and archbishop of Malines (1808). He undertook several diplomatic missions for Napoleon but, unable to serve Church and state equally, found the work increasingly repugnant. Pradt renounced his office in 1816, immediately placing his pen in the service of liberal ideas and against monarchy. Of Pradt's 50 or so published works, all but a handful appeared in 1816 or later. Among his many works are @Des colonies et de la révolution actuelle de l'Amérique (1817), @Des trois derniers mois de l'Amérique Meridionale et du Brésil (1817), and @Les six derniers mois de l'Amérique et du Brézil (1818).*** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 688 (describing a copy with only a single unumbered leaf followed by 160 pp.). Rodrigues 1949. Sabin 64908 (giving incorrect transcription of title). Not in Palau, which lists (235022) the second edition, published in August of the same year, with (3 ll.), 166 pp. On the author, see @Nouvelle biographie générale XL, 970-3. *** BOUND WITH: @PRADT, Dominique Georges Frédéric de Riom de Prolhiac de Fourt de, Archbishop of Mechlin. Des progrès du gouvernment représentatif en France. Session de 1817. Paris: F. Béchet, 1817. 8º, edges rouged. Overall in very good to fine condition. (2 ll.), 60 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Java.

      London: for Black, Parbury, and Allen, Booksellers to the Hon. East-India Company and John Murray, , 1817. 2 volumes, quarto (271 × 211 mm). Contemporary half russia, recased with original spines laid down, flat bands gilt to spines forming compartments, second and fifth gilt-lettered direct, remaining compartments with floral borders gilt, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. 10 superb hand-coloured aquatint costume plates after William Daniell, and 56 uncoloured aquatint plates (one folding) 8 exquisite engraved vignettes, large (430 × 1120 mm) folding map hand-coloured in outline, numerous tables (2 folding). From the library of the Earls of Darnley with their armorial bookplate to front pastedown vol. I. Corners and board-edges slightly rubbed, scattered portions of faint craquelure to russia, a few minor white markings to sides, short closed tear to map along fold to no loss, occasional light spotting, the coloured plates spared and remarkably bright and fresh. An excellent copy. First edition. "The marriage of a scientifically original text with beautiful illustrations by an accomplished aquatint engraver resulted in a book about Indonesia of outstanding quality; indeed a masterpiece" (Bastin & Brommer). Raffles was appointed lieutenant governor of Java in 1811 when the island and its dependencies were occupied by Lord Minto following the Annexation of the Netherlands by Napoleon. During the next four years he extended the area of European control and reorganised the Dutch colonial system in the island, as well as making an extensive study of the history, customs and languages of the region. Although described by C.M. Turnbull in ODNB as "betraying hasty composition," The History of Java, is a remarkable work of synthesis, combining natural history - he enlisted the help of the American botanist Thomas Horsfield, who sent specimens to Banks at Kew - history, anthropology, philology and topography. The superb plates with their images of costume, architecture, native implements and weapons, Buddhist iconography, and alphabets; the extensive tabulation of population and cultivation province by province; and the comparative vocabulary, reflect the breadth of intention of the work. It is unsurprising that it "caused a stir" and quickly sold through its print-run of just 900 copies. The History of Java is an almost perfect summation of the East India Company's ambitions at their most enlightened, and as such is a reflection of its author; "A man of vision, with great ambitions for himself and his country, he saw Britain's mission to raise the people of the eastern archipelago from ignorance and poverty, not by means of territorial expansion but a combination of commercial and moral pre-eminence: reviving old cultures and spreading European enlightenment through economic progress, liberal education, and the rule of law". John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (1767-1831) was a noted amateur cricketer and, with Raffles, involved in the foundation of the Zoological Society in 1826: a highly pertinent association.

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        Bericht über die Aeginetischen Bildwerke im Besitz Seiner Königl. Hoheit des Kronprinzen von Baiern. Johann Martin Wagner. Mit kunstgesch. Anm. v. Fr. W. J. Schelling

      Stuttgart ; Tübingen : Cotta 1817. XII, 264 S. : 1 Taf. ; kl. 8, Schrift: Fraktur gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband, Exemplar in gutem Erhaltungszustand Der Aphaiatempel von Aegina. Von ihm stammen die berühmten, 1811 entdeckten Giebelfiguren, die Ägineten, die sich seit 1828 in der Glyptothek in München befinden. Süddt 2 Versand D: 4,50 EUR Antike / Griechentum, Griechen, Hellenismus, Griechische Geschichte / Kunst / Hellas /, , Museen / Bestandskataloge / Inventare / Sammlungen / Museumskataloge / Kunstausstellung / Ausstellungskataloge / Museum

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        Oeuvres de P. Corneille, avec les commentaires de Voltaire

      A Paris, 1817. 12 vol. in 8° (208 x 135 mm), pp. n XV, 450, 1 inc. dell'autore in antip; 556, 2 inc.; 398, 2 inc.; 442, 3 inc.; 412, 2 inc.; 480, 2 inc.; 506, 2 inc.; 480, (1), 3 inc.; 478, 1 inc.; 438; 639, 5 inc.; 459, 3 inc. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con titolo, autore, volume e fregi impressi sul dorso in oro. Vignetta al fr. Alcuni volumi adornati di finalini. Etichette d'inventario ai piatti superiori. Le opere più famose di Pierre Corneille, con i commenti di Voltaire. Ogni volume contiere delle belle incisioni raffiguranti i personaggi delle opere. Pierre Corneille (1606 ?" 1684) è stato un drammaturgo e scrittore francese, uno dei tre maggiori del XVII secolo, insieme con Molière e Racine. Onore, virtù, grandezza, valore sono temi delle tragedie di Corneille le quali rispettano le tre unità aristoteliche. Quattro virtù ideali sono rappresentate da quattro eroi: onore (Le Cid), patriottismo (Horace), generosità (Cinna); santità (Polyeucte). I personaggi delle tragedie di Corneille sono eroi, artefici del proprio destino, fuori del comune per estrazione sociale e forza morale. Hanno una volontà di ferro e la gloria è la legge alla quale il loro animo obbedisce fino a condurli, dolorosamente, alla solitudine a causa della rinuncia alla felicità e ai valori comuni nella collettività. Corneille esalta quindi la libertà dell'uomo, il libero arbitrio secondo quanto teorizzato dai gesuiti che si contrapponevano alla dottrina del giansenismo.

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        A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean

      London: Printed by Luke Hansard... and Sold by G. and A. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, 1803-, 1817. some browning and staining but in generally good internal condition,. Five volumes, quarto, with 28 engraved maps (18 of them folding), 13 plates (one folding) and six text woodcuts; in half calf with marbled boards; a very good sound set. First edition of 'the most important general history of early South Sea discoveries containing practically everything of importance on the subject' (Hill); Burney's great compilation 'must always form the basis of historical research for early voyages and discoveries throughout the Pacific' (Hocken). The collection covers more than 250 years of Pacific exploration prior to that of Cook, including Spanish, Dutch, French and English voyages, with a general 'History of the Buccaneers of America', and concludes with Bougainville's voyage to Tahiti.Burney, who sailed with Cook as lieutenant during the last two voyages, received encouragement from Sir Joseph Banks (to whom the work is dedicated) and enjoyed free access both to Banks's magnificent library of books and manuscripts, and to Dalrymple's collection of scarcer Spanish books. Whenever possible, he relied on manuscript accounts, generally comparing them with printed narratives for purposes of style. The collection contains much that is nowhere else accessible, and will always remain one of the chief authorities for the history of the geographical exploration and discovery of the Pacific.Burney himself explains (in volume 5) that 'the termination of this present work is adapted to the commencement of voyages in another collection [i.e. that of Hawkesworth], which with the addition of M. de Bougainville's voyage round the world, follow as an immediate sequel, without any chasm being left, to the Discoveries here related...'. This is therefore the essential precursor to the series of voyage publications, starting with Wallis, Carteret, and Cook, that began the new age of discovery.

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        Laws of Kentucky; comprehending those of a general nature now in force; and which have been acted on by the legislature thereof. Together with a copious index and a list of local or private acts.to which is prefixed the Constitution of the United States with the Amendments, the Act of Separation from the State of Virginia, and the Constitution of Kentucky . [With:] Laws of Kentucky . Vol. II . [With:] Laws of Kentucky . Vol. III

      Printed by John Bradford [vols. 1-2] and F. Bradford [vol. 3], Lexington 1817 - (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches). 19 [i.e., lxxxvii],514; [2],506; 434pp. Contemporary sheep, expertly rebacked to style, spines ruled in blind, red morocco lettering pieces Crucial Kentucky laws: the earliest compendium of the laws of Kentucky, complete in three volumes, including the act providing for the gradual elimination of slavery in the state passed in February 1798. These volumes also includes the texts of the U.S. Constitution, the Act of Separation from Virginia, and the Constitution of Kentucky. With errata and an extensive index, covering everything from bastards and bigamists to smallpox and strays. The first volume is one of the first major books printed west of the Allegheny Mountains, and one of the first major books printed in Kentucky. The first volume was first advertised in 1797, and was published at 21s. The final volume has indices for volumes I-III, together with a composite index. Extremely rare on the market and quite scarce institutionally. McMurtrie 118, 298, 648 (noting, but not distinguishing, two variant editions); Evans 35683; Shaw & Shoemaker 12862.

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        A Botanical Description of British Plants, in the Midland Counties, Particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Alcester; with Occasional Notes and Observations; to Which is Prefixed a Short Introduction to the Study of Botany Etc. Etc.

      Stratford-upon-avon: J. Ward et al, 1817. Two volumes bound in four - Volume One - [2], ix, [1], 361pp, [1]; Volume Two - [2], 363-795pp, [1]; Volume Three - xiv, [4], 3-333pp, [1] and Volume Four - [2], 335-575pp, [1], 1817-1821. Contemporary half-calf and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, title label to second panel, volume number lettered direct to fourth, gilt to bands, all edges marbled. Paper covering boards chipped with some loss to edges, rubbed to extremities, corners lightly bumped. Internally some minor browning and occasional light spotting, volume four has a plant sample stuck to 2A4, but otherwise generally fairly bright and clean. Thirty-eight plates hand- coloured plates in total, some by Sowerby. Volume one has three plates; volume two five; volume three twenty-two, one folding; and volume four eight with one folding. Pritzel 7372; Nissen DBB 1571, Wellcome IV:449 and Volbracht 1684. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. Illus. by Sowerby, James. 12mo.

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        Journal of the proceedings of the late embassy to China; comprising a correct narrative of the public transactions of the embassy, of the voyage to and from China, and of the journey from the mouth of the Pei-Ho to the return to Canton.

      Printed for J. Murray, London 1817 - vii, [1], 526, [2] p. front (port.) col. pl., maps (1 fold.) 28 cm. Rebound. Half bound in brown calf skin with marbled paper boards. Title on spine in gilt lettering and borders. Tight binding and solid boards. Rubbing to boards. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Clean, unmarked pages, save for minor foxing to frontispeice and maps. Etched frontispiece portrair; 7 hand-colored aquatint plates; 3 engraved maps, the first folding. Errata leaf at end of volume. In MSS on t.p.: Robert Raikes Feb.1st 1819. The engraved frontispiece is of Lord Amherst. Aquatint plates, drawn by Charles Abbot and engraved by I. Clark, show the Summer Palace opposite Tien-Sing, Anchorage at Tong-Chow, Temple of Quan-Yin-Mun near Nankin, See-Lang-Shan, Gan-Kin-Poo from the west, Seaou-Koo-Shan from the east, and Island of Pulo Leat. Abbey Travel 536; Tooley 208 This volume is a first edition of the author's account of the failed European expedition to China. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Psychische Heilkunde. Band I (1817): Ueber die Wechselwirkung zwischen Seele und Körper im Menschen. Erster Theil: Von dem Einflusse der Seele auf den Körper. Zweyter Theil: Von dem Einflusse des Körpers auf die Seele. Band II, Erster Theil (1818): Von der Anwendung der psychischen Kurmethode bey den Krankheiten des Körpers. Zweyter Theil (1821): Von den psychischen Krankheiten und ihrer Heilart

      Leipzig, Barth, 1817-1821 (2 Bde. mit 4 Teilen in 1 Band). 21 x 12,5cm, spät. Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, kl. Einriss am Rückenbezug; 4 Bl., X, 1 Bl. Druckfehler, 2 Bl., 160 S., 320 S.; VIII, 258 S., 1 Bl. Druckfehler, 1 Bl., VI, 339 S. außerordentlich selten! Vering (1773-1829) errichtete schon 1796 in Liesborn (Krs. Warendorf) eine kleine private Anstalt für psychisch Kranke in Nachbarschaft zur Abtei und war einer der ersten psychiatrisch tätigen Ärzte. Sein Werk \"Psychische Heilkunde\" ist nach dem von Haindorf (1811) das zweite deutsche psychiatrische Lehrbuch! Es erschien zwischen 1817 und 1821 und stellt lt. KIRCHHOFF \"die erste vollständige Psychiatrie nach den von Reil entwickelten Ideen\" dar (I, 74ff.). Vering war ab 1818 auch Mitherausgeber von Nasses \"Zeitschrift für psychische Ärzte\", und in dieser Zeitschrift erschienen mehrere Arbeiten von ihm. Auch Maximilian Jacobi besuchte seine Klinik in Liesborn auf seiner Studienreise vor Gründung der Anstalt Siegburg Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik, Reil, Psychiatriegeschichte

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        Oeuvres avec les commentaires de Voltaire. 12 vol.

      Paris, Renouard 1817 - . 8°. 12 Bde. Mit 2 Portraittafeln und 25 gest. Tafeln nach Moreau le jeune. Rotes Halbleder (à coins, 5 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erster und letzter Band signiert: Capé (Charles Capé 1806-1867). Vicaire II/1013. Teils leicht stockfleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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

      Anthony Finley, Philadelphia 1817 - 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'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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