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2020-07-03 19:22:18
Hall, Captain Basil
Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1818. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 201,(1)pp plus 2pp publisher's announcement of a forthcoming medical book. Two charts are present: The West Coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Island. This is one of the first accounts of Korea by a European. Later full deep blue morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, leather lettering labels, gilt; the spine and boards tooled in blond. Marbled endpapers. The paper is uniformly browned with occasional foxing, gilt rubbed in places, else this is a very good copy and untrimmed. The English edition was published in London in 1818.
Bookseller: Thorn Books [United States]
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2020-07-03 13:31:02
AIKIN, J[ohn]
Samuel Wood & Sons and Samuel S. Wood & Co, New York and Baltimore, 1818. First American edition. Illustrated by Alexander Anderson, the father of American engraving. Contemporary quarter morocco gilt and marbled paper over boards. 104,[4]pp. Edgewear to the boards, moderate foxing in the text, a very good copy. *Shoemaker* 11552; Rosenbach. *Children's Books* 620. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-07-03 00:02:02
John Preston Neale
London: W. H. Reid, 1818. Hardbound, green leather spines w/ pasted on labels over paper boards, no dust jackets. Complete in 11 Volumes - (Series I: 6 Volumes - 1818 to 1823) & (Series II: 5 Volumes - 1824 to 1829). All volumes are First Editions."Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Whales, Scotland and Ireland" by J. P. Neale [John Preston Neale]. Letterpress by Thomas Moule. The major work of English architectural and landscape draughtsman John Preston Neale that serves as a definitive record of stately homes build in Britain during the late part of the 18th and early part of the 19th century. Includes 732 engravings and 7 vignettes across the 11 volumes. Boards show wear, with some bumping to corners and edges. Foxing to pages of all volumes. Otherwise in very good condition - bindings sound. RARE! Hardbound, green leather spines w/ pasted on labels over paper boards, no dust jackets. Complete in 11 Volumes - (Series I: 6 Volumes - 1818 to 1823) & (Series II: 5 Volumes - 1824 to 1829). All volumes are First Editions. "Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Whales, Scotland and Ireland" by J. P. Neale [John Preston Neale]. Letterpress by Thomas Moule. The major work of English architectural and landscape draughtsman John Preston Neale that serves as a definitive record of stately homes build in Britain during the late part of the 18th and early part of the 19th century. Includes 732 engravings and 7 vignettes across the 11 volumes. Boards show wear, with some bumping to corners and edges. Foxing to pages of all volumes. Otherwise in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Black Cat Bookstore (jonasthebean) [Sag Harbor, New York, United States]
2020-07-02 18:16:08
Trial; Tocker, Mary Ann, Defendant
Three pamphlets. London, 1818. All rare. The First Woman to Represent Herself in a British Court [Trial]. Tocker, Mary Ann [1778-1853], Defendant. Trial of Mary Ann Tocker, For an Alleged Libel, On Mr. R. Gurney, Vice-Warden of the Stannery-Court, Devon, With the Defence Verbatim as Delivered by the Defendant; To which are Prefaced, Some Introductory Remarks; Together with an Address to the Jury, By Miss Tocker. London: Printed and Published at the Request of, And for the Benefit of Miss Tocker, by Henry White, 1818. viii, 40 pp. Etched portrait frontispiece of Tocker. [Bound with] Observations on a Libel; For Which an Indictment was Instituted by Richard Gurney, Esq. Of the Inner Temple, Special Pleader, As Vice-Warden of the Stanneries of Devon, Against Miss Mary Ann Tocker; Of Which the Defendant was Found Not Guilty. Tried Before Mr. Justice Burrough, At Bodmin. The 5th of August, 1818. By the Prosecutor. The Third Edition. London: Published and Sold by Effingham Wilson, [1818]. [iv], 84 pp. [And] Reply of Mary Ann Tocker, To the False and Surrilous Pamphlet of Mr. R. Gurney, Ex-Vice-Warden of Devon; Comprising the Private Correspondence of the Rev. R. Gurney, The Rev. W.O. Gurney, And Mr. R. Gurney. London: Printed and Published by Henry White, [1818]. 45 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards, gilt ornaments and "2" to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced (on versos of free endpapers). Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB [Clark, NJ, U.S.A.]
2020-07-02 11:22:49
Birch-Pfeiffer, Charlotte, Schauspielerin und Schriftstellerin (1800-1868).
An die Schauspielerin Louise Neumann (1818-1905) in Wien, über die Begegnung mit Jenny Lind und die Uraufführung von "Dorf und Stadt": "Sehr geehrtes Fräulein! Da ich die neue Adresse nicht weiß - frankire ich nicht - so kommt der Brief doch an Ort und Stelle! Wenn Louise Neumann einen Brief an die Birch mit 'Liebste Frau Directorin' - anfängt - so kann diese nicht anders, als sich derselben Ehrfurcht befleißigen, u. an ihre angebetete Louise anfangen - wie oben zu sehen! - O Du treuloses Genie - hab ich das um Dich verdient? - Wenn ich's nur noch übers Herz bringen könnte anders zu schreiben als es mir zu Muthe ist - ich müßte heute schrecklich steif sein! Aber da schwebt sie mir vor den Augen wie sie sagt: 'Eine Freude! - u. wie sie sagen wird: Ich hab's nur nicht merken wollen, weil ich eben den Reinhardt zu lieb hab? u. ich muß gleich wieder weich sein, u. den Ton anstimmen, den mein Herz einmal angiebt! - Nun geliebte Louise - grüß Dich Gott, u. die Mutter auch - u. so der Himmel will, sind jetzt Beide mit Einem Cholerium fertig! - Ich bin noch nicht von der Grippe loß denn meine Jenny der Engel hat mich die acht Tage, die sie uns umschwebte, bei den Haaren aufgerissen, ich habe mit ihr Regimentstochter singen müssen; sie hat mir vorgesungen, u. mich so kurirt. - Dies auf [?] die Sehnsucht die sie mir zurückließ, u. den Eckel den ich von nun für alle Opern empfinde, denn nach ihr - wie sie vollends jetzt ist - kann man nichts mehr hören! - Wie groß ist sie geworden - u. ihr Herz dasselbe, u. ihre Anhänglichkeit u. Dankbarkeit unerschütterlich für ihre dicke Mutter Birc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Eberhard Köstler Autographen & Bücher oHG [Tutzing, Germany]
2020-07-01 17:42:19
SVINYIN, Pavel Petrovic (here Paul SWININ, elsewhere SVIN'IN or SUININE).
Tafereelen uit eene reis naar Noord-Amerika.Haarlem, A. Loosjes Pz., 1818. Large 8vo. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides. [4], IV, 127 pp. Very rare first and only edition of the only Dutch translation of a Russian description of the United States of America. The title-page notes that it is translated from the German translation (1816) and the preface notes that the first edition, in Russian, appeared in 1815. A second Russian edition appeared at St. Petersburg in 1818 and has sometimes been described as the first.The great Russian author Pavel Petrovic Svinyin or Svin'in, here westernized to "Paul Swinin", is best known for his Sketches of Russia, published in the West under the name "Suinine". The identity of the Dutch translator of the present work is unknown. It gives an interesting "picturesque" travel account of the United States spanning the year 1813 and provides five main accounts covering different subjects: a statistical survey; a religious overview with descriptions of the several Christian communities (naming Methodists, Quakers, Shakers, Baptists and more); a description of the different types of steamboats used in North America; a biography of the French general Jean Victor Moreau, who lived in exile in the United States from 1805 to 1812; and a description of the dancing rituals of indigenous American "Indians", naming the Osage, Arkansas, Sioux and Saki tribes, which the Russian author interestingly compares with tribes in the Caucasus.With the bookplate of the society Doctrina & Amicitia on the front paste-down. Some browning on the first and last few p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-07-01 07:56:02
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818. First edition with Smirke Plates. Four volumes. lxxxiv, 409p; [vi], 395p; xiii, [iii], 432p; vi, 508p. Illustrated with 48 engraved plates after Robert Smirke and with engraved vignettes. Bound in Oxford bindings, stamped Putnam on rear pastedowns. Full tan calf with cloth endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and fancy panel ornaments, triple gilt rules on the covers with small corner ornaments, fancy dentelles, dotted rules on the board edges. Occasional very minor foxing, but very clean and bright, the bindings in excellent condition. Item #19003. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: FIRST FOLIO RARE BOOKS (firstfolio) [Paris, Tennessee, United States]
2020-06-30 22:11:08
[AUTOGRAPH]. ROUSSIN, Admiral Albin Reine.
[Autograph letter, signed, to Louis-Marie Bajot].Rochefort, 31 August 1818. Double-leaf (31.3 x 20 cm). In French. 2 pp. text. 2 pp. text. A letter by Admiral Baron Albin Reine Roussin, dated "Rochefort 21st of August 1818", to Louis-Marie Bajot (1775-1854), the inspector-general of the libraries of the Ministry of the French Navy and editor of the Annales maritimes & coloniales.Roussin discusses an article published in the Annales Maritimes (which had appeared earlier in the Moniteur of 13 October) that criticized his survey of the African coast from Senegal to Guinea, as well as the work of several of his predecessors and colleagues, including Labarthe's Voyage à la côte de Guinée, où Description des côtes d'Afrique. Roussin published the results of his surveys a year later as Mémoire sur la navigation aux côtes occidentales d'Afrique (Paris, 1819).In very good condition.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-30 17:26:11
1818. Condition: Ottime condizioni. 3 volumi in piena pelle in eccellenti condizioni, con cofanetto originale, edizione numerata e limitata di 900 copie (questa è la nr. 488). 3 books completely bound in leather, in excellent conditions, with original slipcase. Limited and numbered edition of 900 (This is the nr. 488). Il manuale tipografico è l'ultima opera di Bodoni, è l'antologia e la summa di tutta la sua attività. Edito postumo nel 1818 dalla vedova, che ne completò le parti incompiute, è il documento più importante e prezioso dell'arte grafica. Sono oltre 650 le tavole magiche, ove i caratteri, succedendosi con impercettibile variazione di corpo, quasi ci ingannano sulla loro reale dimensione. Sono migliaia di segni che la sensibilità grafica e la fantasia di Bodoni hanno ordinato in pagine bellissime ed importanti; è un vasto e favoloso campionario tipografico, trasformato dalla sensibilità estetica in fatto d'arte. Oltre i latini, tondi e corsivi, che sono i più noti caratteri bodoniani, vi sono splendidi greci, puri e canonici, i Greci della più bella Iliade del mondo. Vi sono i grandi cirillici russi essenziali, unitari ed importanti come marchi. Vi sono gli esotici, strani ed imprevedibili, ma pure tanto permeati di esperienza bodoniana da farci sembrare al secondo sguardo cosa naturale l'esservi un ebraico bodoniano e un Malabarico bodoniano e un Tartaro Mantchou bodoniano. Le ultime 90 tavole sono poi una fantastica ed impensabile successione di oltre 1000 fregi e contorni tutti diversi, gai, sereni e limpidamente neoclassici. Grazie all'editore Franco Maria Ri … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: typolover [Milano, Italia, Italy]
2020-06-30 07:21:12
Galiani, (Ferdinando) l'abbé. - (Sérieys, Antoine)
8°. 2 Bl., XXIII, (I), 382 S.; 2 Bl., 382 S. Neuere Halblederbände mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 2 vol. Erstausgabe. - Vorgebunden: (Sérieys, Antoine). Lettre de l'éditeur de la correspondance complète de l'abbé Galiani à l'éditeur de cette correspondance incomplète, par M. C. de St.-M... Paris, J.G. Dentu, 1818. 1 Bl., 14 S. Titel verso: Avis. Cette lettre sera remise gratis aux personnes qui ont acheté la Correspondance de l'abbé Galiani imprimée par J.G. Dentu. - Mit Exlibris von Franz Pollack Parnau auf den Innendeckeln. - (Einbände leicht berieben und am Rücken verblasst und fleckig. Band 1 lagenweise schwach wasserrandig, bei Band 2 nur die ersten 3 Bl.). - Selten. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat [Switzerland]
2020-06-29 14:47:11
R.J.Pothier
Apud Fr.Ign.Fournier Bibliopolam. 1818-1820. In-4. Reliᅵ demi-cuir. Etat d'usage, Plats abᅵmᅵs, Dos frottᅵ, Quelques rousseurs. CCXL + 552 pages + XLVIII + 780 pages + XXXII + 814 pages + XXVIII + 759 pages + LXVII + 375 pages - textes sur deux colonnes - coins, tranches et plats frottᅵs - auteur, titre, filets et tomaison dorᅵs sur le dos.. . . . Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin Ouvrages en latin.
Bookseller: Le-livre.fr / Le Village du Livre [France, Sablons]
2020-06-28 19:58:07
Clark, William
St. Louis, 1818. Manuscript document, signed, on the lower half of one side of a folio sheet. Paper seal of Missouri Territory affixed to the left of Clark's signature. Docketed in manuscript. Old folds, with a touch of light staining along the folds. Near fine. A document signed by famed explorer, William Clark, during his service as Governor of Missouri Territory, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and Commander in Chief of the Militia. Written by Clark's secretary at St. Louis on May 5, 1818, the document is signed by Clark with a flourish. In the text, Clark attests to the service of James Allcorn as Justice of the Peace in Howard County, and also that Stephen Hemsted, Senior, and Peter Ferguson have served as Justices of the Peace for St. Louis County. William Clark (1770-1838) fought with Anthony Wayne in the Old Northwest. Then, at the invitation of Meriwether Lewis, he joined in leading the famous historic overland expedition to the Pacific in 1804-6. After his return, Clark became Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the western country, a post he held for many years. He served as Governor of Missouri Territory from 1813 to 1820. This document is written in the hand of Frederick Bates, Secretary of Missouri Territory, and is also signed by him. To the left of William Clark's large signature is the paper seal of Missouri Territory.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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2020-06-27 18:55:36
SÉA.
Mémoire sur la fortification permanente, pour servir a la construction d'un front de fortification sur le terrain, ... Nouvelle édition.Saint Petersburg, Pluchart et comp., 1818. 2 volumes. Large 4to (26 x 21.5 cm & 27.5 x 22 cm). With 20 (of 21?) engraved plates (13 double-page and 7 large folding), and 3 full-page tables. Contemporary half-calf, gold-tooled spines. [12], XIX, [1 blank], 284, [3], [1 blank] pp. plus plates. First edition, in the very rare 1818 issue, of a Saint Petersburg fortification manual first issued in 1811, including the atlas volume of 20 engraved plates, which is rare in all issues and editions. The main series of plates shows large fortification plans and sections, including many details. The last 3 plates show 80 small figures. Most of the plates are double-page (half sheet), but 7 are larger folding plates. The author remains mysterious. The title-page calls him "Mr. Sea, élève du corps du génie de l'empire Français", but the dedication is signed "Henry Comte de Falkland". The avant-propos notes that the book presents the methods of Alexandre Magnus d'Obenheim (1753-ca. 1835/40), professor of fortification at Metz and formerly Lieutenant-Colonel in the French military engineering service. It gives a very detailed view of the methods that would have been familiar to both the French and the Russians during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812.Apparently lacking plate 3 in the main series, but otherwise in very good condition. The bindings are slightly worn in general, with a large abrasion to the marbled paper on the lower outer part … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-25 16:39:27
LAMB, Charles.
Printed for C. & J. Ollier. 1818. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Half title vol. I, 2pp ads vol. II (June, 1818). Uncut in orig. dark green moiré cloth; paper spine labels browned & rubbed with loss, spines a little darkened & sl. worn in places, sl. damp marking. Overall a good-plus copy as originally issued, in green cloth slip-case. Dedicated to Coleridge, with six poems by Mary. Includes John Woodvil and Rosamund Gray; the second volume is essays and letters. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-25 10:18:02
Paul Frisi
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818. Condition: Ottime condizioni. Quando si ordina dagli Stati Uniti, i pacchi possono essere soggetti a tasse di importazione e dazi doganali, che l'acqirente è tenuto a pagare.1818, 1st Ed, Un Treatise Su Rivers E Torrents, Canals, Piegato Outs, Paul Frisi Questo foglio informativo sul prodotto è stato originariamente stilato in lingua inglese. Si prega di consultare appresso una traduzione automatica dello stesso in lingua italiani. Per ogni domanda, si invita cortesemente a contattarci.Un trattato su fiumi e torrenti; con il metodo di regolazione del corso e dei canali. di Paul Frisi A cui si aggiunge, Un saggio su canali navigabili, dallo stesso Traduzione del maggiore generale John Garstin Londra: pubblicato da Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme e Brown 1818 Prima edizione inglese Quarto, vi, xx, 184 pagine, tela d'epoca su pannelli rivestiti di carta. Illustrato con incisioni pieghevoli. Un precedente proprietario ha iscritto il libro e ha aggiunto alcuni margini e piccoli schizzi. Alcuni sfregamenti e usura, angoli piegati, altro in buone condizioni. Se hai domande, non esitare a chiedere e non dimenticare di dare un'occhiata ai miei altri elenchi. Un trattato su fiumi e torrenti; con il metodo di regolazione del corso e dei canali. di Paul Frisi A cui si aggiunge, Un saggio su canali navigabili, dallo stesso Traduzione del maggiore generale John Garstin Londra: pubblicato da Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme e Brown 1818 Prima edizione inglese Quarto, vi, xx, 184 pagine, tela d'epoca su pannelli rivestiti di carta. Illustrato con incisioni … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: West Chester Books (dirkdensity) [West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States]
2020-06-24 23:57:05
Marco Polo; William Marsden, trans.
London: Printed for the author [i.e. translator], by Cox and Baylis, 1818. Full hatched calf. Marbled edges & end-papers. lxxx, 781, [3] pages. Folded map of Asia as frontispiece ; 28 cm. A nice tight copy recased in calf about its centenary. Renewed hinges again starting but still quite firm. Bookplate unceremoniously removed from front paste down.
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA [United States]
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2020-06-23 23:42:29
Collectif
1818. Très bon exemplaire. Complet en 27 volumes. 17 premiers volumes très bien reliés à l'époque. 10 derniers volumes brochés. Complet. Plus de 100 cartes et plans de batailles. Napoléon Bonaparte / Napoléon Premier. Guerres de la Révolution Française et de l'Empire : Victoires, conquêtes, désastres, revers et guerres civiles des français de 1792 à 1815. 27 volumes in-8. Edition originale. Plus de 100 cartes et plans de batailles et sièges. COLLECTIF [Une société de militaires et de gens de lettres] VICTOIRES, CONQUÊTES, DÉSASTRES, REVERS ET GUERRES CIVILES DES FRANÇAIS, DE 1792 A 1915, par une société de militaires et de gens de lettres. Paris, C. L. F. Panckoucke, éditeur [imprimerie de C. L. F. Panckoucke], 1818-1821 27 volumes in-8 (21 x 13 cm), 350 à 450 pages par volume environ. Très nombreuses cartes et plans de batailles, villes, sièges, etc (plus de 100 cartes et plans). Reliure plein veau marbré de l'époque pour les 17 premiers volumes. Les 10 volumes suivants sont restés brochés. Reliures en bon état, décoratives, malgré quelques petits frottements ou manques sans gravité. Les volumes brochés sont en bon état, coins roulés de quelques feuillet au début et à la fin, couvertures légèrement salies. Intérieur très frais, beau papier vergé chiffon. Ensemble bien complet des cartes et plans. Le tome 27 et dernier contient les fac-similés des écritures de Napoléon, des généraux et divers. Les tomes 25 et 26 sont une table alphabétique. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. PLUS DE 100 CARTES ET PLANS DE SIÈGES, BATAILLES, ETC. Ouvrage édité en souscription (la liste des souscripteurs se … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE HUGONNARD-ROCHE (lamourquibouquine) [Alise Ste Reine, France]
2020-06-22 22:35:05
Galiani, (Ferdinando) l'abbé. - (Sérieys, Antoine)
Paris, J.G. Dentu, 1818. 2 vol. 8°. 2 Bl., XXIII, (I), 382 S.; 2 Bl., 382 S. Neuere Halblederbände mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Erstausgabe. - Vorgebunden: (Sérieys, Antoine). Lettre de l'éditeur de la correspondance complète de l'abbé Galiani à l'éditeur de cette correspondance incomplète, par M. C. de St.-M. Paris, J.G. Dentu, 1818. 1 Bl., 14 S. Titel verso: Avis. Cette lettre sera remise gratis aux personnes qui ont acheté la Correspondance de l'abbé Galiani imprimée par J.G. Dentu. - Mit Exlibris von Franz Pollack Parnau auf den Innendeckeln. - (Einbände leicht berieben und am Rücken verblasst und fleckig. Band 1 lagenweise schwach wasserrandig, bei Band 2 nur die ersten 3 Bl.). - Selten. Sprache: französisch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat [Zürich, ZH, Switzerland]
2020-06-22 14:45:02
Berlin - Umgebungskarte:
altkol. Kupferstich n. Reymann, 1818, 37 x 51,5 Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 246. - 2. Ausgabe, in 24 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert. - Der Plan zeigt gröstenteils das heutige Stadtgebiet von Berlin und ist im Gegesatz zur 2 Jahre zuvor erschienenen Erstausgabe nicht nur berichtigt sondern auch Richtung Norden um "ein halbes Blatt" erweitert. Die Karte reicht nun von Schönfließ und Zepernick im Norden bis Teltow im Süden, von Spandau im Westen bis Friedrochshagen im Osten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Berlin, Germany]
2020-06-21 18:52:18
BRONTË FAMILY) BRONTË, Patrick.
Bradford: T. Inkersley. 1818. Engr. front. after F. James, sculpted by E. Stather; sl. offsetting on titlepage. Later 19th century full crimson crushed morocco, triple ruled gilt borders, raised bands, gilt compartments & dentelles, green & brown morocco labels. Bookplate of George John Armytage. v.g. 69pp. Brontë's tale emphasises the virtues of Christian conviction and restraint, and shows that a happy and loving relationship can only be achieved when the teachings of God have been truly accepted. Mary, the heroine, steadfastly rebuts the constant approaches of the dashing Mr Bower, as she cannot reconcile her absolute faith with his religious indifference. Only when he has accepted the Gospel can their lives be shared and true happiness be attained. Mr Bower, despite losing his fortune, becomes 'rich' through spiritual enlightenment, and the familial comforts that follow. In his preamble, Brontë emphasises his commitment to presenting the truth of human existence, and advises the reader against the artifice and deception apparent in the literature of the day. He is in no doubt as to the damaging nature of the current literary trends: 'The sensual novelist and his admirer, are beings of depraved appetites and sickly imaginations, who have learnt the art of self-tormenting, are diligently and zealously employed in creating an imaginary world, which they can never inhabit . The romantic author, overstepping the bounds of probability, will freely indulge in the miraculous . transforming beggars into kings and queens, and kings and queens into beggars . extracting the most un … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-20 09:35:13
The Works of William Robertson in Twelve Volumes, 1818. To include The History of Scotland, The History of America, Historical Disquisition of India, The Reign of Emperor Charles V, The World at the Time of Christ, Miscellaneous Works & Commentaries. Bound in twelve exquisite beige tooled leather fine bindings with gold gilt detail.
Bookseller: oharesantiques [United Kingdom]
2020-06-20 08:23:24
1818. 315 X 200 mm.
Bookseller: aliotablo2515 [mios, France]
2020-06-20 05:38:21
ROBERT DESILVER, 1818. Second volume has missing front and back cover. First volume is missing last page. Foxing throughout the book with staining. Up for sale is the first American printed edition of The voyage of the Pacific Ocean of Captain Cook, clerk, and Gore printed in Philadelphia in 1818. This to volume set includes 37 engravings of various interests in the Pacific region. Please see the description of the condition. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Bee's eye view (exponinja) [Kailua, Hawaii, United States]
2020-06-19 06:41:01
Condition: Buone condizioni. MARX, Karl (1818-1883), Le Capital... Traduction de M. J. Roy, entièrement revisée par l'auteur Paris Éditeurs Maurice Lachâtre et C.ie "Not a mere translation, but rather an original work" (Marx) Small folio (276x192 mm). 351, [1] pp. including: half-title with large allegorical vignette and the indication "1re Livraison, Prix de la Livraison: dix centimes"; title with a vignette showing the Pantheon; on the title-page verso the device of Typographie Lahurf; full-page portrait of Marx with his signature at the bottom; facsimile of a letter from Marx to the editor Maurice Lachâtre (the latter's reply is on verso: "Au citoyen Karl Marx"); Préface de la première édition dated 25 July 1875 (p. [9]); Avis au lecteur dated London, 28 April 1875 (p. 348); Extraits de la postface de la seconde édition allemande (pp. 348-351); errata (p. 351); and table of contents on the last page. Decorated head- and tail-pieces. Text in two columns from p. [13] onwards. Modern red half morocco with gilt title, panels made of clear Plexiglas, preserving the original editor's printed wrappers, which are still visible. Some minor foxing and staining, but a very good copy. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of the first French translation of volume one of Das Kapital. The translation by M.J. Roy was based on the manuscript of the second German edition. Marx had amended the original text and had sent a copy of the revised manuscript to the socialist Parisian editor Maurice Lachâtre, a friend of Proudhon, before the publication of the Hamburg edition in June 1872. Marx regarded th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: libreriagovi [Modena, Italy]
2020-06-16 04:48:02
Hall, Captain Basil
Abraham Small, Philadelphia, 1818. 8vo. 201,(1)pp plus 2pp publisher's announcement of a forthcoming medical book. Two charts are present: The West Coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Island. This is one of the first accounts of Korea by a European. Later full deep blue morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, leather lettering labels, gilt; the spine and boards tooled in blond. Marbled endpapers. The paper is uniformly browned with occasional foxing, gilt rubbed in places, else this is a very good copy and untrimmed. The English edition was published in London in 1818. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA [Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.]
2020-06-15 17:39:28
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Poryck, 1818. Poryck. Please feel free to request a detailed description. Short description (computer translated from Russian into English): ShU"T Tur haEven, 1818, Poryck. Language: Hebrew. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. SKU000107828 . Good. Hardcover. n/a. 1818.
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2020-06-15 15:30:56
[PERKOIS, Jacob and Johannes Hubertus PRINS].
[Print series from: Verzameling van verschillende gekleede mans- en vrouwen-standen, ter oefening van jonge schilders en liefhebbers, naar 't leven geteekend]. [Rotterdam, J. Immerzeel, 1818 (engraved ca. 1790)]. 4to or cut down folio. A series of 32 (of 33) numbered full-page aquatint and stipple-engraved prints. Lacking plate 5, which has been replaced by an aquatint of a woman cleaning fish by Hermanus Fock. With 2 extra prints loosely inserted: colour-printed versions (inked a la poupée) of plates 20 and 25. Mid-19th-century half maroon sheepskin. 33 engr. ll. An aquatint and stipple-engraved print series of costumes and professions. They were drawn by Perkois (1756-1804) and Prins (1757-1806) ca. 1790 and engraved by Sallieth (1749-1791) as models for young artists to follow. The 1818 publication indicates that they had previously been issued individually but never before collected for publication in book form. The two loosely inserted prints have the exposed skin of the faces, necks, arms and hands printed in a soft shade of red with the rest in black, inked a la poupée. With a tear in one plate, not affecting the image (repaired with tape), 3 plates foxed and a few others with minor foxing, but still in very good condition. Cat. Kunsthist. Bibl. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam II, p. 777; Colas 2311; Landwehr, Colour plates 389; Lipperheide Gb 46 note.
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2020-06-15 14:10:17
[AUTOGRAPH]. HUMBOLDT, Alexander von.
[Autograph letter to Le Chevalier de Rossel, director of the Dépôt des Cartes of the Paris Académie des Sciences]. [Paris, 1818?]. 4to (23 x 18.5 cm) Letter in black ink on laid paper, in Humboldt's somewhat cramped but still legible hand. Formerly folded for posting, with the address written on the otherwise blank final page and with traces of a paper seal. [1], [3 blank] pp. An autograph letter, signed, from the great German naturalist and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) to Vice Admiral Elisabeth Paul Edouard Chevalier de Rossel (1765-1829), director of the Paris Académie des Science's Dépôt des Cartes and himself a distinguished cartographer. Humbolt asks his permission to borrow the new Spanish chart of the estuary of the Rio Magdalena, east of Carthagena in South America, because he was correcting proofs of his own map of the region, engraved for him by (Ambroise) Tardieu ("helas! pour 3000 francs"). This is map no. 24 in his Atlas géographique et physiques des régiones equinoxiales de Nouveau Continent, published in the years 1814 to 1834. He wished to keep the Dépôt's map for two or three days. Formerly folded for posting and with a few small marginal spots, but further in fine condition.
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2020-06-15 14:07:53
NEALE, Adam.
Travels through some parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia, and Turkey.London, (back of title-page: printed by A. Straham), 1818. 4to. With 15 hand-coloured aquatints on 11 plates by I. Clark after drawings by author. 19th-century half morocco (Root bookbinders, London), richly gold-tooled spine. XIII, 295 pp. First and only edition of a vividly written account of a voyage through Germany, Poland, Moldavia and the Ottoman Empire, beautifully illustrated with fifteen coloured aquatints after the designs of the author. Adam Neale (ca. 1780-1832) of Scottish descent, was an army physician and writer. His first work, Letters from Portugal and Spain (1809), was a description of the events he experienced with the British forces under Sir John Moore and Sir Arthur Wellesley during the terrible campaigns of Napoleon in Spain and Portugal. Neale subsequently visited Germany, Poland, Moldavia and the Ottoman Empire, ending up in Constantinople to take up his position as physician to the British embassy. The present work contains his autobiographical account of these travels from July 1805 to March 1806, partly through regions which had suffered, and were still suffering, the horrors and barbarism of the Napoleonic wars. The battle of Austerlitz had just taken place in December 1805. Neale added also many statistical data on the population, number of inhabitants, rulers, etc.Binding re-backed with the original backstrip laid down. Some faint water stains, but overall in very good condition. Abbey, Travel 19; Atabey 859; Blackmer 1186; Tooley, Coloured plates 344; cf. DNB XL, pp. 137-140.
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2020-06-15 13:54:19
MILLS, Charles.
An history of Muhammedanism: comprising the life and character of the Arabian prophet, and succinct accounts of the empires founded by the Muhammedan arms: an inquiry into the theology, morality, laws, literature, and usages of the Muselmans, and a view of the present state and extent of the Muhammedan religion.London, Printed for Black, Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen, booksellers (back of title-page: printed by Cox and Baylis), 1818. 8vo. Contemporary red half sheepskin. [2], XXI, [1 blank], 484, [12 blank] pp. Corrected and enlarged second edition, in the original English, of an important work on Islam by the English historian Charles Mills (1788-1826). "At the time of its publication it was proclaimed to be the only complete authority on 'Muhammadanism' in any language" (Goodwin). The work elaborates on every aspect of Islam, starting with the life of Mohammed. It further includes detailed descriptions of the battles fought by Muslim armies, and chapters on Islamic law, the Quran, literature, science and customs.In very good condition, only a few tiny spots. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, spine discoloured. Khutak, Islam and the Vicorians, p. 178; for the author: Goodwin, "Mills, Charles (1788-1826)" in: ODNB (online edition); cf. Hage Chahine 3219-3220; not in Atabey; Blackmer.
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2020-06-15 13:07:21
1818. Rara prima edizione italiana curata ed edita da Bartolomeo Gamba. MICHELE DI CERVANTES SAAVEDRA L' INGEGNOSO CITTADINO DON CHISCIOTTE DELLA MANCIA TRADUZIONE NUOVISSIMA DALL' ORIGINALE SPAGNUOLO COLLA VITA DELL' AUTORE VOLUME I - VIII VENEZIA, dalla Tipografia di Alvisopoli, M.DCCC.XVIII ******** 33 Tavole incise fuori testo In 8° (cm 17,5 x 11) 8 volumi in 4 tomi: Completo Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte in pergamena; ricchi fregi e titoli in oro al dorso; piatti in carta marmorizzata; bellissime incisioni, fresche e nitide; minime abrasioni a dorsi e bordure; fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta. ESEMPLARE A PIENI MARGINI, CON BARBE ******** PRIMA EDIZIONE ITALIANA curata ed edita da BARTOLOMEO GAMBA ******** RARO E RICERCATO LE FOTO SONO PARTE INTEGRANTE LA DESCRIZIONE.
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2020-06-15 11:52:06
VARIOUS, [GIFFORD, William, editor], [CROKER, John Wilson], [SHELLEY, Mary, interest]
London: John Murray, October 1817 and January 1818. [Literary Reviews] REVIEW OF FRANKENSTEIN. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.[6]; 554; [2]. Contemporary marbled boards, recently rebacked and re-cornered in tan calf with gilt titles to red morocco label on spine. All edges speckled red. Armorial bookplate of Reverend C. Tucker to front pastedown. Light occasional spotting. Boards quite heavily rubbed. Very good. A detailed review of the plot of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' (1818) is followed by a short but devastating assessment of the work in general, characteristic of the regular 'Quarterly' contributor John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), who also famously knocked back a budding Tennyson and a fragile Keats. 'Our taste and judgement alike revolt at this kind of writing, and the greater the ability with which it may be executed the worse it is.' Also including reviews for Robert Southey's 'History of Brazil'; Jeremy Bentham's 'Plan of Parliamentary Reform'; William Godwin's 'Mandeville'; and William Hazlitt's 'Character of Shakespeare's Plays'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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2020-06-15 11:39:43
BREISLAK, Scipione.
Atlas géologique ou vues d'Amas colonnes basaltiques fait suite aux Institutions Géologiques de Scipion Breislak.Milan, Imprimerie impériale et royale, 1818. Narrow oblong folio. With engraved plate with "Avis" addressed to the reader, engraved title-page, 53 numbered engraved full-page plates, and 2 engraved plates by Riboldi, Brocchi and Dall' Acqua after drawings by Demin, Veyrene etc. Contemporary brown boards. First edition of an atlas with plates of columnar basalt formations by Scipione Breislak (1748-1826). The present atlas was published as an addition to Breislak's Institutiones géologiques (1818), a geological work first published in Italian titled Instituzione geologiche (Milan, 1818). Binding slightly rubbed. Good copy. Asworth, Vulcan's forge and Fiungal's cave, 36; cf. DSB II, 439-40.
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2020-06-15 11:36:58
[GUIOL].
Essai sur la composition et l'ornement des jardins; ou receuil de plans de jardins de ville et de campagne, de fabriques propres a leur décoration, et de machines pour élever les eaux. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'Almanach du bon jardinier.Paris, Audot, 1818. 12mo. With 46 engraved plates (including which 17 folding; numbered 1-44, plus 36 and 41 bis). Contemporary tree calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. 117, [1]; 12 pp. First edition of a finely illustrated work on garden design and layout. The first 78 pages contain the Essai, which refers often to the illustrations bound in at the end of the work. The author gives a general introduction on gardens and objects which can be used for adornment, such as bridges, all sorts of buildings, fountains, etc. This part is followed by a section with tables of edible plants, ornamental plants, low, medium and high trees, bushes etc. Guiol specifies for each species the preferable type of soil, whether it needs sun or shade, height, colour, flowering time, etc. With the general indications, the information of the tables and the examples of possible layouts, labyrinths, bridges, pavilions, temples, fountains and other possible garden constructions, the reader is equipped with sufficient knowledge to lay out a garden.With the engraved armorial bookplate of Lucas de Lestanville, that is probably Frédéric Louis Lucas de Lestanville (1790-1860). Binding rubbed, with some damage near the lower part of the hinge of the back board, spine discoloured, but still firm and with the spine still attractive. Internally in very good condition. Barb … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 11:18:03
MAASKAMP, Evert.
Description de la bataille glorieuse de Waterloo, exposé au panorama, place St. Michel à Bruxelles.Including:- État et répartition de l'armée co-allié, commandée en chef par Mgr. Le Duc de Wellington; au 18 juin 1815.Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1818. 8vo. With a folding engraved and letterpress plate of the panorama. Original publisher's wrappers. 16, [8] pp. Rare, first and only edition of the French translation of a description of the panorama showing the Battle of Waterloo - previously published in Dutch - which was erected on the Place Saint-Michel (now Place des Martyrs) in Brussels, apparently the first panorama shown in Brussels. Painted for a Dutch audience (at that time, the Kingdom of the Netherlands included modern Belgium and Luxemburg), the panorama depicted the moment during the battle in which the Prince of Orange, the future King Willem II of the Netherlands (crown prince when the panorama was on display), was wounded in the shoulder. The engraving shows the entire panorama and provides a key to the numerous notable participants and events. The booklet describes the battle in particular as related to the panorama and gives the order of battle for the Anglo-Dutch Army.The panorama, an initiative of the Amsterdam printer and bookseller Evert Maaskamp (1769-1834), was painted by Jan Kamphuysen, (1771-1829), Cornelis de Kruijf (1774-1828), Carel Lodewijk Hansen (1765-1840) and Louis Moritz (1773-1850). It was first erected in Amsterdam, where it was open to visitors from 1816 to 1818. In 1818 the panorama travelled to The Hague and Aachen, with Brussels being its … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 11:17:59
PADDOCK, Judah.
A narrative of the shipwreck of the Oswego, on the coast of South Barbary, ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown (printed by Andrew Strahan), 1818. 4to. 20th-century tan goatskin morocco. XVI, 372 pp. First British edition, published in the same year as the first American edition, of a detailed narrative of the wreck of the 260 ton American ship Oswego off the coast of Africa near the Canary Islands on 28 March 1800 and the capture of the captain and crew by a party of seven armed Islamic hunters armed with guns and daggers. It was written by the ship's Quaker captain Judah Paddock, whose detailed description of their months in captivity provides a wealth of information about Islamic culture in a region where few Europeans or Americans had ever ventured. Their captors forced them to march inland through the desert for five or six days, where they sold the white prisoners to nomadic shepherds but chose to keep the two black prisoners for their own use and departed with them. With minor foxing (mostly in the title-page and final leaf), some worm damage in the gutter fold of the first and last quire, and a few leaves with a corner torn off, but still in good condition. Binding with a small worm hole and a few superficial scratches and scuff marks, but also good. A fascinating and informative story of life in the captivity of nomads in the western Sahara. C. Carmer, The Hudson (1989), pp. 123-126; Gay 1260.
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2020-06-15 11:17:57
THÜMMEL, Hans Wilhelm von.
Historische, statistische, geographische und topographische Beiträge zur kenntniss des herzogthums Altenburg. Altenburg, 1818. Folio. With 38 hand-coloured engraved portraits (a few with signatures of the subjects), 1 uncoloured engraved portrait, engraved map of the area by L. Michaelis after A. Krehan, small engraved map in text showing the districts Paditz and Kotteritz, and 1 engraved text. Contemporary boards. 3-112, 8, [4] pp. First and only edition of a description of the Duchy of Sachsen-Altenburg, Germany, by Hans Wilhelm von Thümmel (1744-1824), a minister in the court of Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. With 38 beautifully hand-coloured plates, with portraits of dukes of the area and their spouses, all depicted with detailed costumes, including: Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1441-1486); Frederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1562-1602), Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1699-1772), Princess Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen (1710-1729), etc.The pagination implies that there should be an additional leaf (pp. 1-2) before the title-page, which is a singleton leaf [1]1 (pp. [3]-[4]) preceding 21 (pp. [5]-6), but the book appears to have been published in this form (see the uncoloured copy at the Bavarian State Library), and 111 is also a singleton, so that [1]1 and 111 may have been printed together. If a leaf is lacking before the title-page, it was probably blank, rather than a half-title. With owner's inscription on title-page, some occasional minor foxing, a few plates slightly browned and the binding rubbed along the edges. Good copy. Hiler, p. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 10:56:19
CHAPPELL, Edward.
Voyage of His Majesty's ship Rosamond to Newfoundland and the southern coast of Labrador of which countries no account has been published by any British traveller since the reign of Queen Elisabeth.London, R. Wates for J. Mawman, 1818. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece, a folding engraved map coloured in outline, 2 engraved plates and 5 engravings in the text. Contemporary diced calf; rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. [10], XIX, [1], 270, [2] pp. First edition of a travel account describing Newfoundland, the Saint Lawrence River, Labrador, and the surrounding areas, the Indian and Eskimo inhabitants and the natural history of the region, by Lieutenant Edward Chappell (1792-1861). "[Chappell] joined the sloop of war Rosamond, which sailed to Newfoundland in 1813 and Hudson Bay in 1814 to patrol the British North American fisheries. During these voyages he recorded his observations in two journals, which were later published as Voyage of his majesty's ship Rosamond to Newfoundland and the southern coast of Labrador and Narrative of a voyage to Hudson's Bay. In the first of these journals Chappell described the summer cruise of 1813 in Newfoundland and Labrador waters, at a time when almost everyone lived along the coastline and by means of the fishery. After reaching St John's at the end of May the Rosamond sailed around the south and west coasts of Newfoundland on her way to guard the fisheries on the Labrador coast, returning by the same route in autumn, and left St John's for England in December. During this voyage Chappell noted the isolated settlements of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 10:56:19
MARINER, William and John MARTIN (editor).
An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language.London, John Murray, 1818. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Mariner by Bragg after Mouchet, and a folding engraved map of the Tonga Islands. 19th-century half calf. LIV [of LVI, lacking half-title], 444; [2], 344, [148] pp. Second enlarged edition of an account containing an elaborate dictionary and grammar of the Tonga language as well as several songs. Volume two, moreover, includes some interesting notes on James Cook, who had named the Tonga Islands the Friendly Islands in remembrance of the friendly reception accorded to him and his crew. With inscription on endpapers and title-pages; volume 1 lacking half-title; spines chafed. Very good set with the armorial bookplate of the Tennant family on front pastedown. Forbes 487; Hill 1076; Kroepelien 819; cf. Howgego, 1800-1850, M14.
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2020-06-15 10:56:19
LAMBRECHTSEN, Nicolaas Cornelis.
Korte beschrijving van de ontdekking en der verdere lotgevallen van Nieuw-Nederland, weleer eene volkplanting van het gemeenebest der Vereenigde Nederlanden in America.Middelburg, S. van Benthem, 1818. 8vo. With a large folding map (plate size 54.5 x 42 cm). Contemporary paper wrappers, with parts of the publisher's original printed-paper spine. [6], 102, [2 blank] pp. First edition of Lambrecht's account of the Dutch colony in America up to its cession to England in 1674, as well as an account of the fate of the Dutch settlers after the British takeover. It covers the discovery and exploration of the regions around present-day New York, the Dutch relations with the English colonies in Virginia and Massachusetts Bay, and the English takeover. New York was beginning to establish itself as America's leading city in the early nineteenth century, and a growing interest in its history made the history of the Dutch colony topical. The folding map, entitled "Kaart van Nieuw-Nederland" combines an up-to-date cartographic image based on Aaron Arrowsmith's 1804 Map of America, with historical data from maps in Arent Roggeveen's 1675 sea atlas and Arnoldus Montanus's 1671 atlas of America. In 1817 Lambrechtsen (1752-1823) was made an honorary member of the New York Historical Society, which published an English translation of his book in 1841.With occasional minor foxing, but otherwise in fine condition with the final integral blank leaf and virtually untrimmed. The sprinkled paper wrappers, covering only the sides, remain in very good condition, but the spine retains only tattered pa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 10:56:19
[ADAMS, Robert (= Benjamin ROSE)].
Jongste en echte berigten betrekkelijk Tombuctoo en eenige andere nog onbezochte deelen der binnenlanden van Afrika.Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, 1818. 8vo. With a folding engraved map (30.5 x 37.5 cm) of North Africa with the routes of Mungo Park and Robert Adams highlighted in colour. Contemporary boards. VI, 353, [1 blank] pp. First Dutch edition of Adams The narrative of Robert Adams,... (1816). Robert Adams, an American sailor whose real name was Benjamin Rose, sailed in the Charles on a trading voyage along the west coast of Africa. Somewhere near Cape Blanc the ship struck ground, and after the crew had struggled ashore they were immediately taken prisoner by some 30 Moors, possibly with the intention of selling the crew as slaves. The prisoners were taken into the interior of Mauritania, and after the party had reached a hilly village, they were assaulted by a company of black Africans. Both the Moors and the captives were imprisoned and subsequently taken to the King in Timbuktu, where they arrived in February 1811. Adams, who stayed as a guest of the king, describes Timbuktu and its inhabitants at length. Timbuktu wasnt the thriving metropolis it was made out to be, but a small city with no walls, and houses made of clay and grass. However, after a time Adams was sold as a slave to a group of tobacco sellers. Over the next three years, Adams would change hands four more times before eventually being ransomed by the British consul.Spine slightly damaged. In very good condition, untrimmed leaving all deckles intact. Howgego, 1800-1850, R24; NCC (4 copies); Saalmink, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 10:56:17
LATROBE, Charles Ignatius.
Journal of a visit to South Africa in 1815, and 1816. With some account of the missionary settlements of the United Brethren, near the Cape of Good Hope.London, W. M'Dowall for L.B. Seeley and R. Ackermann, 1818. 4to. With folding map (53 x 27 cm), partly hand-coloured, 12 full-page hand-coloured aquatints, and 4 full-page engravings. Later half calf. VII, [1], 406, [2] pp. First edition of a voyage to South Africa by Latrobe on behalf of the Moravian Church to visit the missionaries at Genadendal and Groenekloof and to search for locations to establish new missionaries. There is a full description of the district of Groenekloof and of the missionary settlements north of Cape Town. Latrobe travelled from Genadedal via Zwellendam, Zeekogat, Welgelegen, Uitenhage to the Witter River and thence to the Little Fish River, visiting Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay on the way back. The fine plates show mostly scenic views. Some browning and spotting. A good copy. Abbey, Travel 325; Mendelssohn I, pp. 866-867; Tooley, Coloured plates 292.
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2020-06-15 10:40:14
PERSOON, Christiaan Hendrik.
Traité sur les champignons comestibles, contenant l'indication des espèces nuisibles; précédé d'une introduction à l'histoire des champignons. Paris, Belin-Leprieur (printed by A. Egron), 1818. 8vo. With 4 hand-coloured engraved plates. Publisher's pink paper wrappers with letterpress title-label. 10, [2], 276, [2] pp. First edition of an extensive treatise on edible mushrooms by the South African/Dutch pioneering mycologist Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761-1836). The work is divided into two parts, the first a general introduction, treating the different parts of a mushroom and giving a general overview of the major edible and poisonous species. The second part covers the edible mushrooms, treating their preparation and conservation and giving a list of edible mushrooms in France, Germany and Italy. The mycologist Marinus Anton Donk "stressed the nomenclatural and taxonomic importance of the introduction" (Stafleu & Cowan). The book was reissued in 1819 and translated into German in 1822.Spine of the wrappers worn. Very good, untrimmed copy. Junk, Rara, p. 171; Stafleu & Cowan 7734; Volbracht 1587; not in Nissen, BBI; Oberlé, Fastes; Vicaire.
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2020-06-15 10:21:19
LABAUME, Eugene.
Relação completa da campanha da Russia em 1812.Lisbon, widow of Neves and sons, 1818. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 2 folding engraved plates (ca. 26 x 41 and 24 x 33.5 cm). Contemporary tree calf, gold-tooled spine. [10], IV, 237, [1]; 234 pp. Very rare first edition of the Portuguese translation of an account of Napoleon's Russian campaign by Eugène Labaume (1783-1849), who served as a lieutenant-colonel in Napoleon's army. His narrative is an important eye-witness account of Napoleon's catastrophic ambitions in Russia. ''The most striking chapters in the book are those which describe the ghastly catastrophe of the headlong rush of the wreck of the Grand Army across the territory which Napoleon had desolated" (Dundas Pillans). The two folding plates show the French and Russian battle camps of Moscow (7 September 1812) and Malo-Jariskavetz (24 October 1812). With Portuguese library stamp on title-page, one plate with a marginal tear (restored), the imprint of a dried flower on pp. 222-223 of volume 2. Front hinge cracked and spine slightly rubbed. Internally in very good condition. Porbase (1 copy); WorldCat (1 other copy); cf. Dundas Pillans, The crime of 1812 and its retribution (1912).
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2020-06-15 09:23:05
Hall, Captain Basil
Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1818. First US edition. 8vo. 201,(1)pp plus 2pp publisher's announcement of a forthcoming medical book. Two charts are present: The West Coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Island. This is one of the first accounts of Korea by a European. Later full deep blue morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, leather lettering labels, gilt; the spine and boards tooled in blond. Marbled endpapers. The paper is uniformly browned with occasional foxing, gilt rubbed in places, else this is a very good copy and untrimmed. The English edition was published in London in 1818. Very good.
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2020-06-15 09:23:05
HALL, Basil.
Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island. With an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices. And a vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by H. J. Clifford, esq.London, John Murray (back of half-title: T. Davison), 1818. 4to. With aquatint frontispiece (printed in blue and coloured by hand), 8 aquatint plates (7 coloured by hand), engraved plate and 5 engraved maps (2 folding). Modern calf. XV, [1], 222, CXXX, [72] pp. First edition of an account of a voyage to the west coast of Korea made by the Scottish Captain Basil Hall (1788-1844). In 1815 Hall was sent to China to accompany Lord Amherst's embassy. "During this voyage the vessel surveyed the Yellow Sea (=Hwang Hai), visiting Canton and sailing as far as the coasts of Korea" (Howgego). The two ships, the Alceste and Lyra obtained detailed information on the area, also visiting the Ryukyu Archipelago. This account contains entries about the specifics of Korean lifestyles, local vocabulary, including Korean, and hydrographic charts and nautical facts such as records of sea currents and meteorological data. The illustrations of scenery and costumes were made by William Havell (1782-1857), the eminent artist who accompanied the embassy, from sketches made on the spot by C.W. Browne, midshipman on board the Alceste. The last 70 pages of the book contain the Vocabulary of the language spoken at the great Loo-Choo Island, in the Japanese Sea by lieutenant Herbert John Clifford, from whose notes parts of the main text derived as well. Some foxing … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-14 20:36:15
Alfred Burton
London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1818. Fine example of Riviere and Son binding in exceptional condition (see image). Full deep red morocco with gilt rule to boards; 5 raised bands and intricate gilt detailing to spine. Gilt ruled edges; intricate inner dentelles; all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece (with tissue guard) and 15 aquatint hors-texte plates throughout. Includes an advertisement page after title page stating this book would have been released earlier, but "impediments" and the plates delayed its release. There is also included a section for Notes and Errata. Without previous owners' names or other markings. 259 pp., [1]. 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches.
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2020-06-14 17:07:18
BROWN, Thomas, the Elder, pseud.)
Printed for the Author: and sold by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones. 1818. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. 12mo. Bound without half titles in contemporary half calf, gilt spines. Neat contemp. monogram stamp to e.ps 'A.J.C'. A v.g., attractive copy. Not in the BL who record a second edition published in the same year; Oxford, Leeds & Liverpool only on Copac. The pseudonymous 'Thomas Brown, the Elder' was also the author of Brighton, The Englishman in Paris 1819, London, or a Month at Steven's, 1819 and Edinburgh, 1820. Types of visitors to Bath are described and lampooned but satire occasionally descends into 'scandalmongering' or even mild pornography. The portraits include that of Coleridge whose career is seen (through contemporary eyes) as that of a turn-coat both in poetry and politics. Thomas Moore used the pseudonym of 'Thomas Brown, the Younger' but the identity of his 'elder brother' remains unknown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-13 18:53:17
TURGENEV, IVAN
TURGENEV, IVAN. (1818-1883). Russian novelist, poet, and playwright; his novel Fathers and Sons is a masterpiece of 19th-century Russian literature. AMsS. ("Ivan Tourguineff"). 1p. Small 8vo. Bade[n], 1869. In French with translation on stationery blind-embossed with his initials. A quatrain from part of a longer work ("Stances Irregulières") that Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) sent to King Frederick the Great's sister, Princess (later Queen) Louisa Ulrika of Sweden (1720-1782), in January 1747."S'occuper c'est savoir jouirL'oisiveté pèse et tourmente;L'âme est un feu, qu'il faut nourrirEt qui s'éteint, s'il ne s'augmente" [Translation:]"To keep busy is to know how to enjoyIdleness weighs and torments;The soul is a fire, which must be fedAnd which goes out, if it does not grow"Following his education in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Turgenev left for Berlin to study philosophy and history at the university where he became enamored of Germany and its development since the Age of Enlightenment. In 1843, he fell in love with the already married, renowned French mezzo‑soprano, Pauline Viardot - a passion that dominated the remainder of his life. In 1861, Viardot, whose voice was failing, "withdrew from the great opera houses of Europe, and she and her husband settled in the immensely fashionable spa and little court of Baden on the Rhine, where she could hold a salon, give concerts, and take a few pupils for enormous fees. Now she beckoned Turgenev once more. He was rich. He could build a small theater for her, help her publish her musical albums, and was an enormo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lion Heart Autographs Inc [United States]
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2020-06-13 14:42:06
Aikawa MINWA, artist
[EHON] Aikawa MINWA, artist. KORIN GASHIKI Zen. Osaka & Kyôto, Bunka 15 [1818]. 26.1 x 18.5 cm. Original covers and printed title label. Delicately printed color prints after designs by Ogata Kôrin. A few pages with slight repaired worming, the covers are rubbed, but overall a lovely copy of this book, which has become increasingly uncommon in this, its first appearance in print. One usually sees the much bolder, much coarser Meiji era reprint from some 60 years later. See Mitchell's description at page 376 for more.
Bookseller: Boston Book Company [United States]
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