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        Albert Durers Designs Of The Prayer Book

      R. Ackermann, London 1817 - 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. Recased in quarter brown morocco and maroon boards. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      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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      [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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      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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      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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      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.

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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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      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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        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. - Insgesamt die Bände 1. 3. 4. 8. 9. 10. und der Supplement- Band zu dieser 4. Auflage. 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). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 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. Vierte Original- Auflage, zum ersten Mal mit den Königlichen, Würtembergischen Privilegien, siehe Bibliotheca Lexicorum Seite 66, Nr. 66.

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        REFORMATION. - Schraubtaler. Schraubtaler mit 6teiliger altkolorierter Kupfersticheinlage. 300jähriges Reformationsjubiläum 1817. Steckmedaille mit dem Brustbild Martin Luthers im Profil auf der einen Seite und die andere Seite mit Büchern, einen Kelch und aufgeschlager Bibel. In die zwei Talerhälften eingeklebt: Kupferstiche mit Beschreibung des Verlaufs der vom 31.6 bis 2.11.1817 abgehaltenen Jubelfeier. Die 6 altkolorierten Kupfersticheinlagen mit 12 altkolorierten Ansichten aus dem Leben Martin Luthers (6 Darstellungen), sowie zu den Feierlichkeiten im Jubeljahr 1817 (6 Darstellungen).

      - Zinntaler von Johann Thomas Stettner, dat. 1817, Durchmesser 4,6 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXII, S. 18. - Ein schönes Exemplar wie es selten auf den Markt kommt. Schraubtaler waren im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert ein beliebtes Produkt Augsburger Medailleure und Kupferstecher. Münzen oder Medaillen wurden ausgedreht und mit einem Schraubgewinde versehen. Der Hohlraum konnte eine Bildfolge religiösen oder politischen Inhalts aufnehmen. Johann Thomas Stettner (1785-1872) war Graveur und Medailleur in Nürnberg und schuf eine ganze Reihe schöner, altkolorierter Schraubtaler. - Die eine Talerhälfte lose/vom Rand gelöst. Die Kupferstiche frisch und unberührt.

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        Document Signed

      Fifth president of the United States. DS, 1p vellum, 10½" X 8½", Washington, DC, 1817 October 6. Very good. Normal original folds, minor soiling. Land grant issued to Army veteran Rufus Deforest, "late a private in Watson's company of Artillery," for 160 acres of land in Illinois. Monroe's signature is bold and dark, with none of the fading so common to vellum. Co-signed by commissioner of the General Land Office, Josiah Meigs (1757-1822). Single matted in red and framed in a 1½" black with red trim frame (overall dimensions 16 3/4" X 12 3/4").

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        Flora Londinensis: containing a history of the Plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrated by figures of the natural size.

      - A new edition, enlarged by George Graves and William Jackson Hooker. London, Henry G. Bohn, [1817-] 1835. 5 volumes. Large-folio (481 x 290mm). With 659 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates on 647 leaves. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering, topedges gilt. A reissue of the second, much enlarged edition. The second edition was published from 1817-1828. "Henry Bohm took over the remaining copies of this second edition and issued them in 1835 with new title-pages, carrying the date 1835" (Stafleu & Cowan 1286). The first three volumes contain the original 432 plates, but the text rewritten by Hooker. The final two volumes are entirely new, with the plates mostly from drawings by Hooker, together with his own descriptions. The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora, and as a result of which it should be properly regarded as the first colour-plate national flora. "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved'" (Henry II, p. 67). The fine plates are by James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, and Hooker. William Curtis is one of the great names in botany, the present work and his famous 'Botanical Magazine' are landmarks in English botany. Restored marginal tear to title page of 5th volume and blind library stamp on title pages. A fine copy without the usual foxing.Nissen BBI, 440; Stafleu & Cowan 1286. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Etchings of Remarkable Beggars Itinerant Traders and Other Persons of Notoriety in London and Environs [WITH later title-page entitled] Vagabondia

      London: Published for the Proprietors. Printed by J. M'Creery, Black Horse-Court, 1817. Later issue with 48 instead of 23 plates. 48 plates plus partly colored title page dated 1815 and Thomas Smith as publisher and the later 1817 title-page. viii, 52 pages of text. 1 vols. 4to (14-1/8 x 11-1/2 inches). Contemporary calf, rebacked. Later issue with 48 instead of 23 plates. 48 plates plus partly colored title page dated 1815 and Thomas Smith as publisher and the later 1817 title-page. viii, 52 pages of text. 1 vols. 4to (14-1/8 x 11-1/2 inches). 48 Plates Depicting the Poor of London. Smith was Keeper of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. Colas 2756; Lipperheide 1023; Hiler & Hiler p. 804

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        A narrative of the case of Miss Margaret McAvoy; with an account of some optical experiments connected with it

      London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1817. 4to., engraved plate (rather foxed and offset), xix + (1) + 111 + (1) + 15 + (1)p., contemporary dark blue half calf over marbled boards, spine fully gilt with raised bands and label (the label chipped), marbled edges. A very good presentation copy> inscribed in ink at head of title-page, To the Edinburgh Reviewers with the author's compliments>. First edition: scarce. Wellcome IV p.508. Not in Garrison & Morton. Not in Osler. Not in Heirs of Hippocrates>. A charming, but probably relatively unimportant, curiosity in the history of ophthalmology. Thomas Renwick M.D., physician to the Liverpool Infirmary, here describes the onset of blindness of a 17 year old girl, Margaret McAvoy, the expert confirmation of her blindness, and the extraordinary powers of perception, apparently through touch and smell, subsequently demonstrated by her. Renwick reports on the sceptical reception of his claim that his patient had 'extraordinary powers', answering his numerous critics with an extensive series of experimental tests on the girl, mostly involving the use of various masks, goggles and blindfolds, mostly witnessed by others, including medical experts. The engraved frontispiece portrays the girl both with an without a face mask. Renwick admitted that he was 'well aware' of other contemporary 'deceptions' which had fuelled the critics' cynicism. 'I am well aware', he writes, 'the deception which has been proved in the case of Ann Moore*, as well as the detection of the reveries of Johanna Southcote* [sic], have made people cautious hazarding opinions upon cases of this extraordinary nature, which have not the sanction of repeated trials to confirm their truth'. * Ann Moore (b. 1761), the fasting woman of Tutbury. Joanna Southcott (1750-1814), the eccentric prophetess with the phantom 'pregnancy' of the expected Shiloh.

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        The 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 the Neighbours, and afterwards of Themselves. To which is added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages

      Philadelphia: Published by Anthony Finley, J. Maxwell Printer, 1817. First American edition from the Twelfth Edinburgh edition. 8vo. Contemporary sheep. Quite rubbed, label lacking, ownership signatures on endpapers and blank, usual spotting and browning of text. Publisher's advertisements at back dated August 1817. Brown cloth open end box. First American edition from the Twelfth Edinburgh edition. 8vo. Smith's first book, "written primarily for intellectuals concerned with the philosophical definition of virtue and social scientific explanation of how men become moral." (Muller p. 7) It established Smith's reputation as a philosopher and in this work, and his lectures of 1762-3 first appeared Smith's "development of a unified concept of an economic system and mutually interdependent parts" (O'Brien) which was further expanded and put forth in his "Wealth of Nations." When first published in 1759, this work was "received with acclaim" in England, Scotland and the Continent, Burke gave it an "intelligent and enthusiastic review in the 'Annual Review'" (Muller) but it was not published in America unti 1817. There was a resurgance of interest in Smith and in the Scottish Enlightenment in early nineteenth century. Finley, the publisher of this work, also published several other works by authors of the Scottish Enlightenment including Stewart's "Philosophical Essays." Smith's unfortunate portrayal of Americans as "the refuse of the jails of Europe[ and stating "That fortune never more cruelly exerted her empire over mankind than when she subjected those nations of heroes (the negroes) to the refuse of the jails of Europe" may not have helped his reception here. In fact, that statement did elicit a written response in "An Essay in Vindication of the Continental Colonies of America, from a Censure of Mr. Adam Smith, in his 'Theory of Moral Sentiments,' with Some Reflections on Slavery in General." By an American. (London: Printed for the Author, 1764) (Sabin 22933; Howes S570). Kress B7052; O'Brien "The Classical Economists", 1975 p. 29; Vanderblue p. 40; Shaw and Shoemaker 42128. For the first edition: Goldsmiths' Library 9537; Higgs 1890; Einaudi 5346

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        L'Ile de St. Pierre dite l'IIe de Rousseau, dans le lac de Bienne.

      Berne, G. Lory et C. Rheiner, s.d. (ca. 1815-1817), - in-4to, titre illustré d'une vignette ovale gravée à l'aquatinte (Rousseau dans une barque) + 56 p. + 12 planches gravées à l'aquatinte (2 cartes, 10 vues et scènes de Franz Niklaus König, Daniel Lafond et G. Lory), 8 planches ont été coupées court du côté droit lors de la reliure (seul le bord des images touchées), maroquin rouge, ornements et titre "ISLE ST. PIERRE" dorées, dos, coins et bords frottés et usés, dos légèrement fendu, tranches dorées, à l'intérieur page de titre un peu tachée, sinon trés frais. Première édition en français. Illustré d'une vignette sur le titre, deux cartes et les 10 vues, qui manquent dans beaucoup d'exemplaires. Elles représentent une carte du lac de Bienne et ses alentours, une vue d'oiseau sur l'Ile St. Pierre, une "Vue de l'Isle de Rousseau prise à l'Isle des lapins" de G. Lory père, ainsi que des scènes idylliques et des scènes à l?intérieur de la maison de J.J. Rousseau (qq-unes montrant ce célèbre écrivain, la fête des vendanges, des occupations d'habitants, etc.). Cette publication témoigne du culte et tourisme commençant peu après la mort du célèbre philosophe. Cette exemplaire était en possession de la famille anglaise des Montagu. Une note manuscrite de 1897 à la fin de l'ouvrage nomme le capitaine de vaisseau Montagu (1786-1863) comme propriétaire: This book belonged to my uncle Montagu. Montagu, who was educated at Neuveville (Neustadt) on the Lac de Bienne opposite to L'Ile St Pierre.He founded a Hospital there" (l'Hospice Montagu existe toujours, c'est aujourd'hui un foyer pour personnes âgées). A l'intérieur du plat supérieur et sur la garde le nom "Francis Mary Montagu" , ajouté ultérieurement d'une autre main: "gave it to me - Anna. August 1888." avec une vignette ronde découpée d'un journal et collée sur la feuille de garde. En annexe 7 photos n/b de lieux et villes en Suisse autours de 1900 (Lucerne, Berne, Soleure, Genève, Soglio-Bregaglia), une gravure intitulée 'Vue des Charmettes, lieu jadis habité par J.J. Rousseau.", éditée à Paris chez Ostervald l'aîné, d'aprés un dessin de Veyrenc, gravé par Fortier, une copie du plat de titre (Rousseau dans la barque) en encre de chine et 2 aquarelles d'amateur.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wäber BSL III/120; Lonchamp 3218 (avec descr. des fig.); Barth 19092; Mandach, Lory p. 154, nr. 470; Barbier II/887-888; DHBS V/683. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Plan routier de la ville de Paris ou guide des étrangers dans sa capitale EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chez Ch. Picquet, 1817. Fine. Chez Ch. Picquet, Paris 1817, 90x58cm, une feuille rempliée. - First Edition. Printed on heavy paper. The map shows the twelve district and the 48 districts of the time, with the names of the docks and streets listed under the Order of the King of July 9, 1815. Some very tiny spots. Rare.   --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Tirage sur papier fort.  La carte présente les douze arrondissement et les 48 quartiers de l'époque, avec les noms des quais, rues et places inscrits conformément à l'Ordonnance du Roi du 9 juillet 1815. Quelques très infimes taches. Rare.  

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        Bildnis eines jungen Mädchens. Büste im Dreiviertelprofil nach rechts.

      - Bleistift auf Whatman-Papier. 18,7:14,5 cm. Verso bezeichnet &#132;Karoline Fellner". Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Fellner, Frankfurt am Main. Sehr feine Romantiker-Bildniszeichnung! Bereits während seines Jurastudiums 1817-1824 in Heidelberg und Göttingen hat sich der 1825 in seiner Heimatstadt nur für kurze Zeit als Advokat tätige Fellner autodidaktisch zum Maler ausgebildet. Im Oktober 1825 ging er zum Kunststudium nach München, wo ihn vornehmlich P. von Cornelius (1783-1867) anregte. Freundschaftliche Kontakte pflegte er mit M. von Schwind (1804-1871) und den Dichtern L. Auerbach (1840-1882) und J. Kerner (1786-1862). 1831 ließ er sich in Stuttgart nieder, wo er bis zu seinem Tode lebte. Fellner zeichnete sich besonders auf den Themengebieten Geschichte, Sage und Dichtung aus, die er mit unerschöpflicher Phantasie zeichnerisch variantenreich verarbeitete, wobei er bewußt Stilmerkmale der altdeutschen Kunst verarbeitete. Ein Teil seines zeichnerischen Nachlasses befindet sich heute im Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, auch das Goethe-Museum in Düsseldorf besitzt Arbeiten des Künstlers.

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        Wiltshire and Hampshire).

      London: Engraved at the Drawing Room in the Tower under the direction of Lt. Col. Mudge. -28 1817 - Together five maps, each c.64 x 83 cm, four being sheets XI, XII, XIV and XV dated 1817, covering the extents from Shinfield, near Bracknell (NE) down to Chichester (SE) and Layock, near Chippenham (NW) down to Bloxworth, near Poole (SW), the fifth being sheet XXXIV dated 11 years later covering the area from near Lechlade (NE) to near Marlborough (SE) and Stroud (NW) down to Corsham, near Chippenham (SW). Printed on a scale of one inch to the mile, later annotations in blue pencil marking out railway lines, dissected and mounted on linen, typical pink diamond panels affixed to the folded end sections with printed and handwritten labels, the fifth sheet with a contemporary index map to the OS series with the present sheets outlined by hand. Fine contemporary book style full morocco case, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered label with a crest featuring three cannons to the upper board, all edges gilt. Some light mottling and wear to the case, a very attractive set.

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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&#39;idea sull&#39;uso e la propriet? 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&#39; 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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        The Life of Napoleon, a Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos By Doctor Syntax, Embellished with Thirty Engravings By G. Cruikshank.

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

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        L'Angleterre et les anglais ou petit portrait d'une grande famille par; cop EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Le Normant, 1817. Fine. Le Normant, Paris 1817, 12,5x19cm, 3 volumes reliés. - first edition. Binding half raspberry calf, back with four nerves set with gilded nets decorated with golden arabesques and romantic golden floral motifs, titles and parts of black calf volume number, golden friezes heads and tails, marbled paper plates, contreplats of guards and made paper, marbled edges, corners bumped, romantic bindings signed La Motte in tails back. Pleasant copy set in a charming romantic Binding slightly later signed La Motte. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi veau framboise, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés d'arabesques romantiques dorées ainsi que de motifs floraux dorés, pièces de titres et de tomaison de veau noir, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches marbrées, coins émoussés, reliures romantiques signées de La Motte en queues des dos. Agréable exemplaire établi dans une charmante reliure romantique légèrement postérieure signée de La Motte.

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        Sporting Sketches

      1817-[1818]. One of a Very Few Copies With Forty-Eight Hand Colored Etched PlatesALKEN, Henry. Sporting Sketches. Consisting of Subjects relating to the Sports of the Field as Horses, Dogs, Live and Dead Game, Wild Fowl, Fox Hunting, Shooting, Coursing, &c. &c. &c. The whole illustrative of Landscape Scenery. London: S. and J. Fuller, 1817[-1818].Oblong folio (10 3/4 x 16 7/8 inches; 272 x 427 mm.). Hand-colored etched title and forty-eight hand-colored etched plates. A few leaves slightly dust soiled in blank margins, some mainly marginal spotting affecting some of the plates, but overall an excellent example of this exceptionally rare work. Plates watermarked 1817-1820.Mid twentieth century half red morocco over brown paper boards decoratively ruled in gilt, front cover with original printed wrapper laid down. Smooth spine ruled and lettered in gilt, green morocco label lettered in gilt, matching brown endpapers. Housed in a matching fleece-lined, quarter red morocco clamshell case.Provenance: Purchased from Walter Hill of Chicago, February 1930.An early work, exceptionally rare with this number of plates. The wrapper announces "This Work will be completed in Six Monthly Numbers, each Number containing Six Plates." The Mellon copy (Snelgrove 92) was in the six original parts and contained the requisite thirty-six hand colored plates. Schwerdt, page 26, states "This work is complete in six monthly numbers, Demy Fol., each number containing six pls., 7. 6d. each, or complete in boards, £2. 5s."The only reference to 48 plates is in Siltzer (p.69), who states "Sporting Sketches. 48 plates. Folio size. Published by S. and J. Fuller." Siltzer may well have been referring to the Gloucester copy or indeed our copy.In summary, the present example is one of presumably very few copies, including the Gloucester copy, containing an extra twelve plates. A pencil note by Joel Spitz at the end of the volume states that he thought there might be "at the most two". The superb hand-colored plates are full of activity, some containing one, others two scenes, and some up to a dozen sporting vignettes. Hunting, shooting and fishing feature most strongly among the sports, but there are also independent studies of horses and dogs. All of the bibliographies call for thirty-six plates except for Siltzer.Mellon/Snelgrove 92; Schwerdt I p. 26; Siltzer p. 69; Not in Tooley.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An einen "ami et confrère": Au sujet de son procès avec l&#146;éditeur de ses Monumens anciens et modernes de l&#146;Hindoustan (Boudeville, 1817). Il a lu son « dire pour mon affaire avec BOUDEVILLE ; il me semble parfait. Tu n&#146;as pas laissé un argument sans une réponse victorieuse et je ne m&#146;étonne plus du désespoir du S. HURQUIN. Je t&#146;envoie ci-joint un nouveau dire à sa façon. Pour celui-là il est tellement ridicule et absurde que je n&#146;y sais d&#146;autre réponse qu&#146;une recommandation très particulière auprès de notre confrère PINEL ». Il parle de POUQUEVILLE, et précise que « c&#146;est très improprement que M. BOUDEVILLE m&#146;a donné dans l&#146;acte le titre de collaborateur. Je suis auteur du texte, comme les géographes pour les cartes de l&#146;ouvrage dont il est propriétaire et éditeur. Je dois décrire les dessins et les cartes qu&#146;il doit me mettre sous les yeux ». Il s&#146;était réservé la surveillance des cartes « par la crainte qu&#146;il n&#146;employat économiquement un mauvais géographe » ON JOINT une L.A.S., 17 prairial, à l&#146;astronome LALANDE, inspecteur du Collège de France (avec note autogr. de Lalande).

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        De initiis et originibus religionum in oriente dispersarum quae differunt a religione christiana liber. E codice manu scripto arabico bibliothecae universitatis litterarum regiae Gottingensis.

      Berlin, Maurer, 1817. - 4to. VIII, 71, 57 pp. Giltstamped red boards. First edition of this treatise on the origins of the non-Christian religions of the Orient, written by Notaras Chrysantis (c. 1670-1735) and here edited in the original Arabic text with Latin translation and critical apparatus after a ms. in the Göttingen University Library. G. H. Bernstein (1787-1860) taught oriental languages at the universities of Berlin and Breslau. He is chiefly famous for his preliminary studies for the "Thesaurus Syriacus", a dictionary of Syriac produced after his death by Robert Payne Smith. - Contemporary autograph ownership and review note of the Marburg oriental scholar Johann Melchior Hartmann (1764-1827), among whose work is a "Commentatio de geographia Africae Edrisiana", published in 1792. Later stamp of the Basel chemist Dr. Remy Cantieni (1940s). Last in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. - Rare. ADB II, 485. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: printed for T. Egerton,, 1817. A Novel. In Two Volumes. By the Author of "Sense and Sensibility," &c. Third Edition. 2 volumes, duodecimo (176 x 103 mm). Rebound to style in brown half calf, morocco labels, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides. Bound without half-titles; professional repair to title page of Vol. II; contemporary ownership signature to both front flyleaves. Faint intermittent foxing to contents. An excellent set. Third edition, the only one of the author's novels to be published a third time in her lifetime. Pride and Prejudice was Austen's second published novel, the first and second editions both appearing in 1813. According to Gilson no details of the publishing history of this third edition are known. Jane Austen "was clearly not consulted (having sold the copyright) and no allusion to this edition has been traced in her surviving letters; it is not apparent whether [it] was in fact issued before or after the author's death."

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        Plan of Parliamentary Reform, in the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for each Article, with an Introduction, shewing the Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of moderate Reform

      London: R. Hunter,, 1817. Octavo (211 x 123 mm). Contemporary blue straight grained morocco, gilt double-rule border to covers, rebacked, red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Without the final advertisement leaf; a very fine copy. First edition of Bentham's important work, advocating parliamentary reform. Written in 1809, the Catechism is an example of the concern Bentham developed for representative democracy and, in Holdsworth's words, is the work that "signalized his conversion to the creed of the radical reformers" (History of English Law). Bentham advocates here the holding of annual elections, secret voting, uniform electoral districts, suffrage for all who pay a certain amount of taxes and the exclusion of placemen from the House of Commons. Bentham offered the paper, anonymously, to William Cobbett for inclusion in the latter's Political Register. Insertion was declined and Bentham never forgave Cobbett: the references to him in subsequent writings are usually abusive. "By 1817 Bentham had become a much firmer believer in reform and he now prefaced his original tract of fifty-two pages with a new introduction of 337 pages showing The Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of Moderate Reform. He also reprinted at the end, without permission, a sixteen-page sketch by Mr. Meadley On Various Proposals for a Constitutional Reform in the Representation of the People introduced into the Parliament of Great Britain from 1770 to 1812." (Muirhead).

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        Le regne animale. Contemporary green morocco with wallet edges

      Paris: Deterville, 1817. First edition. Cuvier, Georges L. C. F. D., baron (1769-1832). Le r?gne animal distribué d'apr?s son organisation. . . . 4 vols. in 2, 8vo. Multi-vol. text, approx. 2000pp. 15 engraved plates by Pierron & Louvet after drawings by Laurillon. Paris: Deterville, 1817. French green morocco c. 1817, wallet edges. Binding a bit rubbed but a fine set in a very unusual contemporary binding. First Edition. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 195. Printing and the Mind of Man, 276. Garrison-Morton 327 (citing 3rd ed.). 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. Cuvier's view of animal organization led him to an early recognition of the balance of nature, both with respect to the functional balance of parts in the individual and the interdependence of groups in the "network of nature." However, Cuvier's adherence to the concept of species as rigid, unchanging types rendered him unable to account for the immense variation within species populations. Coleman, pp. 94-98. DSB. Norman 567.

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        FLORA MEDICA Ossia catalogo alfabetico ragionato delle piante medicinali, descritto in lingua italiana.

      Milano, Destefanis, 1817. In-8 p., 7 voll., mz. pelle coeva (abras. ai piatti), dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. 244; (2),239; 244; 245; (2),239; (2),240; (2),128. Magnifica raccolta completa di 393 tavole (la 330 è bis) per lo più incise in rame da Dell'Acqua e con squisita coloritura di Lazzaretti, tutte dettagliatamente descritte: sono 392 tipi di piante medicinali, poste in ordine alfabetico, dalla "A" di "Abete" alla "N" di "Nigella". Come precisa l'A.: "abbiamo.. unite colla descrizione delle piante officinali, le notizie dell'uso che se ne fa in medicina, le dosi, e la maniera di prescriverle secondo i Maestri antichi e moderni..". In Appendice al 7° vol.: "Repertorio delle piante medicinali" descritte nella Flora Medica del Dottor Fisico Antonio Alberti. Italia, s.d. Dedicato a S.A.R. il Principe Eugenio, Duca di Leuchteuberg e Principe di Eichstett, ecc., pp. (2),127, con bellissima antiporta disegnata ed inc. in rame da F. Pistrucci e colorata da Lazaretti, che raffigura Esculapio Dio della medicina con Flora, divinità delle erbe, e Apollo, fecondatore della natura, su un cocchio d'oro trainato da cavalli. Nel ?"Repertorio?" sono suddivise, secondo la materia medica, le piante descritte nella "Flora": Piante acri - Astringenti - Alessifarmache - Alteranti - Piante amare - Analetiche - Antacide - Antelmintiche - Antiscorbutiche - Antisettiche - Antispasmodiche - Antisifilitiche - Afrodisiache - Aromatiche - Balsamiche - Cardiache - Carminative - Catartiche - Corrosive - Deostruenti - Diuretiche - Emetiche - Errine - Espettoranti - Galatofore - Menagoghe - Mucillaginose - Narcotiche - Nervine - Oleose - Rinfrescative - Stimolanti - Resinose - Stomachiche - Sudorifiche. Sono quindi elencati i 4 ordini dei veleni e le piante medicinali secondo il sistema di Linneo, suddivise per classi e ordini. Al fine, l'Indice generale. Rara "edizione originale", soprattutto se completa (La II ediz. è del 1836). Cfr. Nissen,10 e Pritzel,82 che citano quest'opera in soli 6 voll., con 360 tavole - CLIO,I,63 la cita invece in 7 voll., con 391 tavv. L'Indice generale elenca ben 599 piante contenute nei 10 voll. della "Flora". Evidentemente queste erano le intenzioni dell'autore ma la pubblicazione si arrestò col 7° vol. Alone su 4 pp. di Indice e qualche lieve fiorit. nel t., altrimenti bell'esemplare per la qualità delle tavv. (solo 8 presentano sbavature di colore).

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        Institutiones Logicae [Junto con:] Institutiones Metaphysicae [Junto con:] Elementa Matheseos

      Madrid: Matriti, ex Typographia Fuentenebro [y] ex Typographia Piñuela, 1817. Cuatro tomos en un volúmen en 4to. cuadrado; VIII-61 pp. + VIII-191 pp. y una lámina plegada aparte + V pp., 1 h., 133 pp., IV-137 pp., 1 h., más 9 láminas plegadas, aparte. Encuadernación de la época en piel marbreada con tejuelo.

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        Elogio Fúnebre del Excelentísimo Señor Don Francisco Álvarez de Toledo y Palafox, Duque de Fernandina, Conde de Niebla, que en el día 31 de Enero de 1817 dixo... en la Real Iglesia de San Isidro de Madrid

      Madrid, Imprenta de Doña Catalina Piñuela, 1817. 4to. menor; VIII - 47 pp. Enc. moderna en media tela.

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