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        "Bogenhausen bey München". Das Dorf mit seinem Zwiebelturm rechts oben über dem Steilufer der Isar.

      . Radierung von Wilhelm von Kobell, bez. wie oben, monogr. und dat. "WK a(qua) f(orti)", unten im Rand mit Bleistift sign. "W. Kobell f.", 1818, 12,2 x 15,5 cm (Plattenkante).. Goedl-Roth 40; Slg. Maillinger Bd. IV, Nr. 423; Slg. Proebst 206. - Aus der Serie "Sieben Ansichten aus der Umgebung Münchens". Aetzdruck vor den Schraffuren in den Wolken und den oberen Luftpartien, ohne die Verstärkungen in vielen Schattierungen, oben rechts die Ziffer 4. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Nymphfenburg bey München". Vor dem Schloß mit seinen Nebengebäuden ein Weg mit bäuerlicher Staffage, links eine Schafherde.

      . Radierung von Wilhelm von Kobell, bez. wie oben und sign. "Wilhelm Kobell a(qua) f(orti)", 1818, 11 x 15,5 cm (Einfassungslinie).. Goedl-Roth 38; Slg. Maillinger Bd. IV, Nr. 419; Slg. Proebst 218. - Aus der Serie "Sieben Ansichten aus der Umgebung Münchens". Aetzdruck vor den schraffierten Luftpartien und den fünf Wolken, Einfassungslinie oben noch nicht geschlossen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Versuch einer Geschichte Leipzig's von seinem Enstehen bis auf die heutigen Tage

      Buchhandlung Voß Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1818. Format 8° **Bestellen Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns, so versenden wir innerhalb Deutschlands generell versandkostenfrei** . X S. + 518 S., roter Schnitt ,Originalhalbleder mit rotem Rückenschild und etwas verblaßten Golddruck , gering bestoßen, fester Buchblock, gutes Exemplar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Kongl. Majst vill härmed ... hafva tillagt ... lediga penninge lön ... Stockholms Slott den 14 April 1818.

      33 x 21 cm. 8 + 1 linje tekst, sign av Carl Johan. Segl er fjernet, bretter og 2 hull i tekst

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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        Tales of My Landlord, Second Series

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Company, 1818 Four volumes. First edition, with half-titles. Volume I second state, with "A" to the dedication page, volume II first state, with "Wichtcraft" to page 52, volume IV first state, with page 348 misnumbered as 438. Finely bound in contemporary full brown speckled calf, with contrasting red and green labels lettered in gilt to the spines, spine compartments ruled in gilt, board edges stamped in blind, blue speckled edges. Very good, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, some rubbing to the spines, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, some light offsetting to the endpapers, volume II with a small hole to the rear fly leaf, a few minor creases to the otherwise bright and clean pages. Overall, a bright and pleasing set, free of any repairs or restoration. These four volumes comprise the second installment of the Tales of My Landlord series, a subset of Scott's Waverley novels. The series, intended to highlight life in different Scottish regions, was published under Scott's pseudonym Jedediah Cleishbotham the "Schoolmaster and Parish-clerk of Gandercleugh" and purported to be a collection of tales from the landlord of the fictional Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh, who was said to have sent them to Cleishbotham for editing and arrangement. The second series of Tales of My Landlord contains Scott's popular historical novel "The Heart of Midlothian," which is widely considered one of the best of the Waverley novels. The title "The Heart of Midlothian" refers to the Old Tolbooth Prison in Edinburgh and emphasizes the novel's central theme of crime and punishment. Based on the actual Porteous Riots of 1736, "The Heart of Midlothian" tells the story of nobleman George Staunton and his lover Effie Deans. Presented as the man whose freedom ultimately sparked the riots, Staunton attempts to assist Effie, who is convicted of infanticide after her child by Staunton is kidnapped by his former mistress. The novel follows Effie's sister's valiant efforts to clear Effie's name, the mistress's treatment of Effie's son, and Staunton's ultimate downfall.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Calendar of Nature; Designed for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young Persons

      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]
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      REY ET GRAVIER 1818 - RO30110227: 284 pages. Un dessin en noir et blanc en frontispice. Hommage manuscrit de l'auteur. Mouillure sur les 5 premières pages, n'altérant pas la lecture. Charnières fendues. Coiffe en pied abîmée. Manque coiffe de tête. Un art dépend toujours d'une science. C'est donc la science que nous avons à créer pour procéder avec méthode (de Destutt-Tracy. Log.). In-12 Broché. A relier. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 780-Musique [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A faustissima exaltação de Sua Magestade Fidelissima o Senhor D. João VI ao throno. Poema ?.

      Lisbon, na Impressão Regia, 1818. - Wood-engraved royal arms of Portugal on title page. Engraved frontispiece, (3 ll.), 82 pp. 4°, contemporary plain blue-gray front wrapper (spine mostly gone and rear wrapper missing, stitching gone) . Uncut. Light foxing on engraved frontispiece, light marginal foxing on a few leaves at end. Overall very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of the author's second work; it was reprinted in the @Jornal de Coimbra, volume 59, part 2. The poem in 3 cantos (over 2,000 lines) is followed by 30 dense pages of notes. This composition and Castilho's first publication, @Epicedio na sentida morte da Augustissima Senhora D. Maria I, 1816, garnered him a position as secretary in the local government of Coimbra; since he was unable to fulfill its duties due to his blindness, his uncle, António Barreto de Castilho, took the position. Castilho ranks (with Almeida Garrett and Herculano) as one of the three best Romantic writers in Portugal, and Bell notes that "His @quadras . . . and his blank verse are alike so easy and natural, his style so harmonious and pure that, despite the lack of observation and originality in these long poems, they have not even to-day lost their place in Portuguese literature." Castilho published numerous works of poetry and prose, founded and edited the @Revista universal lisbonense (1841-45), and began the series "Livraria Classica Portuguesa," for which he wrote the studies of Bernardes and Garcia de Resende. He also translated works of Ovid, Molière, Anacreon and Goethe?his @Faust translation is particularly well-known for the controversy it raised among students of German language and literature ("a questão faustina"). Following Almeida Garrett's death and Herculano's retreat to Val-de-Lôbos, Castilho became the leading figure of the Romantic movement. His 1865 prologue to a work by Pinheiro Chagas, which condemned the young writers of Coimbra (Antero de Quental, Teofilo Braga, Vieira de Castro) for "nebulosidade," incited Quental to write @Bom senso e bom gôsto.Castilho (1800-75), a native of Lisbon, became blind at the age of six but nevertheless went on to earn a degree in law from Coimbra. Aside from his literary production, he invented a new method for teaching children to read, the "methodo portuguez," and attempted to implement it while serving as Commissario Geral de Instrucção Primaria.The engraved frontispiece shows the author, blind in both eyes. It is signed by F.F. Soeiro as artist (Soares gives no information on him) and by C. Fontes as engraver. Fontes (1777-ca. 1835), a native of Lisbon, worked at the Impressão Regia and from 1810 to 1820 was virtually the official engraver for patriotic or liberal subjects.---- Innocêncio I, 131. Soares, @História da gravura artística em Portugal 1018. @Greenlee Catalogue I, 268. Not in Palha. Bell, @Portuguese Literature pp. 299-300. Saraiva & Lopes, @História da literatura portuguesa (1976) pp. 810-15. @Grande enciclopedia VI, 201-12. NUC: DCU. OCLC: 36735559 (Catholic University of America-Oliveira Lima Library, Newberry Library, University of Kansas, Brigham Young University, University of Wisconsin-Madison); 559751502 (British Library). Porbase locates 2 copies, both at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats the copy at the British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Veduta di Lenno sul Lago di Como

      Lago di Como - Lenno 1818 - Rifinita all'acquerello all'epoca. Ottimo stato di conservazione. mm 153x207

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Rob Roy

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., 1818 Three volumes. First edition, with half-titles. Bound in contemporary full brown speckled calf, with contrasting red and green labels lettered in gilt to the spines, spine compartments ruled in gilt, board edges stamped in blind, blue speckled page edges. Very good, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, rubbing and minor scratches to the boards, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, some light spotting and minor toning to the first and last pages of text, Volume 2 with some spotting to the page edges, a few minor creases to the otherwise bright and clean pages. Overall, a clean and presentable set in a contemporary binding, free of any repairs or restoration. Rob Roy is a historical novel that tells the story of Frank Osbaldistone, an Englishman who travels to Northumberland during the 1715 Jacobite Rebellions in pursuit of restoring his father's wealth and honor and marrying the woman with whom he has fallen in love. Along the way, Frank meets the novel's hero, Rob Roy MacGregor, a gentlemanly outlaw and the notorious leader of the Highlanders, who assists Frank in his quests. Scott based his titular hero on the Rob Roy of Scottish folklore, who is sometimes referred to as the "Scottish Robin Hood." One of the author's most popular novels, Rob Roy is noted for its descriptions of the living conditions endured by many early 18th century Scots and its use of the Scots dialect. Rob Roy was first published by Scott as a novel "by the author of 'Waverley'" and is therefore known as one of the Waverley novels.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Recueil de ranz-des-vaches et de chansons nationales Suisses, Notées d'après airs connus ou sur de nouvelles mélodies : avec accompagnement de piano-forte.

      Burgdorfer,, Bern, 1818 - Troisième édition, corrigée et considérablement augmentée. Bern, Burgdorfer, 1818. XXIV, 136 S. (Noten). Mit 1 Frontisp. und 1 gest. Titel. Mit dem deutschen Titel auf dem gestochenen Titelblatt: Sammlung von Schweizer-Kühreihen und Volksliedern.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Stamma on the Game of Chess; Containing Numerous Openings of Games, and One Hundred Critical Situations, Illustrated on Colored Diagrams. With notes and remarks by William Lewis

      London, W. H. Reid, 1818, Hardback, A new and improved editionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 337 pages; Description: xii, 337 p. Col. Diagrs. 20 cm. Subjects: Chess

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        Memoirs of The Duke of Marlborough,

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,, 1818-9. With his Original Correspondence: collected from the Family Records at Blenheim, and other Authentic Sources, illustrated with Portraits, Maps, and Military Plans. Three volumes quarto (269 × 212 mm). Contemporary calf by A Milne of Forres, ink-stamps to front pastedowns, red lettering- and green numbering-pieces, flat spine, compartments formed by triple fillet rolls containing a quatrefoil tool gilt, edges marbled. Portrait frontispiece to each, 3 other portraits, and 4 further plates, 7 pages of facsimile manuscript, 15 maps, 9 folding with dispositions in colour, one of these with a situational overlay, one with a double overlay, one folding uncoloured, 3 full-page genealogical tables, 2 illustrations to the text. Half-titles bound in to volumes II and III. Slightly rubbed, a couple of small chips from labels, one map misfolded and standing proud at the fore-edge, light browning throughout, a little heavier to the maps and plates which have off-set to the text, but overall a very good set. First edition. Coxe was "the first biographer to use Marlborough's correspondence … the best early biography" (Bruce). This was a book that helped to establish Coxe's reputation as a historian, leading J.H. Plumb, the eminent historian of the eighteenth century "to bracket him with T. B. Macaulay and Dr Johnson as one of the fathers of modern biography" (ODNB). Marlborough seems effectively to have become one of the lost figures of British history, somewhat like James Wolfe, and similarly to the victor of Quebec, Marlborough's importance relates to his victory in a campaign which truly redefined the balance of world power. As his illustrious descendant Winston Churchill expatiated; "'There are few successful commanders,' says Creasy, 'on whom Fame has shone so unwillingly as upon John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough.' I believe this is true; and it is an interesting historical study to examine the causes which have made so great a contrast between the glory and importance of his deeds and the small regard of his countrymen for his memory … he never fought a battle that he did not win, nor besieged a fortress he did not take. Amid all the chances and baffling accidents of war he produced victory with almost mechanical certainty… he never rode off any field except as victor. He quitted war invincible". Bookplates of the Cullen House Library of the countess of Seaforth to the front pastedowns, inked inscriptions to the title pages of each. The binder Alexander Milne "died on 22 February 1849 in his 70th year. Mr Milne belonged to a family of Milne, in the parish of Urquhart … Mr Milne went to Forres about 1798 as master of the Grammar School. He subsequently started as a bookseller. I have not been able to find out when he made the transition from dominie to bookbinder, but one of his bookbindings in the National Library of Scotland has a donor's inscription of 1814, so it must have been before that date" (NLS Scottish Book Trade Index). A well-provenanced, wide-margined copy in an unsophisticated - in both possible senses - Scottish binding.

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        Military Costume of Turkey. llustrated By a Series of Engravings, From Drawings made on the Spot.

      London: Thomas McLean. 1818 - Contemporary red morocco with wide gilt floral motif. 4to. 37 x 26 cm. Front cover starting. 31 hand-colored aquatint costume plates. Printed by W. Lewis. (Abbey, 373). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historical Memoirs of My Own Time / by Sir N. William Wraxall, Bart. - [Complete in 3 Volumes]. [Contents: Pt. 1. from 1772 to 1780.--Pt. 2. from 1781-1782.--Pt. 3. from 1782-1784]

      London : T. Cadell And W. Davies, 1818, Hardback, 3rd Edition revised and correctedMinor scattered marginal foxing. Uninked institutional stamp to the title. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands; spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans etc. On request. ; 0 pages; Description: 2 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Great Britain--History--1760-1789. Portrait frontis illustrated.

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        A new treatise on Flower Painting, or every lady her own drawing master: containing familiar and easy instructions for acquiring a perfect knowledge of drawing flowers with accuracy and taste: also complete directions for producing the various tints.

      London, Longman, Hurst..., 1818. 4to (310 x 245mm). pp. (2), 36, with 1 plain engraved plate 'of strokes' and 12 fine handcoloured stipple engraved plates and 11 corresponding lesson plates printed in green outline. Publisher's brown boards (old repair to spine). One plate lacks the outline lesson plate. Pages 9-16 contain handcoloured tint samples, representing the colour spectrum. 'A delightful book, typical of the age when drawing in water colours was fashionable' (Dunthorne 52). Brookshaw was the author and artist of the most famous English work on fruit 'Pomona Britannica' published in 1817.//Nissen BBI, 246.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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      [Havana. March 6, 1818]. - 6pp. Printed in three columns, in Spanish, English, and French. Folio. Heavily tanned. Some slight worming, affecting a few words on each leaf. Good. A rare Havana imprint relating to immigration to Cuba, published by the Captain General of Cuba, Jose Cienfuegos and the Supervisor of the Finances of the Crown in Cuba, Alejandro Ramirez. It contains thirteen articles that announce new laws for colonists arriving in Cuba based on a Royal Order from October 21, 1817. The new laws were designed to increase the migration of new colonists to Cuba especially among whites. The document specifically mentions potential colonists from Germany, France, England, Ireland, and Spain. It is thanks to those new laws that in 1819 the city of Cienfuegos was founded and settled by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana led by Don Louis de Clouet. OCLC locates only three copies, at the Library of Congress, the Boston Public Library, and Harvard.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Annuaire historique universel. 1818-1852 (34 Tomes - manque l'année 1830)

      Fantin, Thoisnier, Desplaces 1818 - 34 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque demi-veau fauve, Fantin, Thoisnier, Desplaces, Paris, 1819-1854 Manque uniquement l'année 1830, complet des 34 autres tomes parus de 1818 à 1852 de cet incomparable outil de travail. Etat moyen (reliures abîmées avec mq. de plusieurs dos, des plats détachés, des rouss.). Prix en l'état pour cet intéressant exemplaire de travail. L'annuaire est "divisé en deux parties, l'une contenant l'histoire de France, l'autre l'histoire étrangère". Grand-Carteret, n° 1826 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Rural Residences consisting of a Series of Designs for Cottages, Decorated Cottages, Small Villas, and other Ornamental Buildings

      R. Ackermann 1818, London - 27 hand-coloured aquatints, Large octavo. Bookplate of 'Sir Montague Cholmondley, Bart' on front pastedown. Recently rebound in 1/2 tan calf, red label, marbled boards. The plates are very fresh and clean. Abbey JA2520 201d [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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      R. Ackermann, London 1818 - "Accompanied by hints on Situation, Construction, Arrangement and Decoration, in the Theory and Practice of Rural Architecture; interspersed with Some Observations on Landscape Gardening" by John B. Papworth, Architect. 27 hand-coloured aquatint plates; Plates 11-14 have neat pen and ink sketches of houses on reverse, some occasional soiling and offsetting, uncut, old boards, rebacked in cloth preserving original paper label. Abbey Life 45. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO EXPLORE THE RIVER ZAIRE, Usually called the Congo, in 1816, under direction of Captain J.K. Tuckey, R.N. to which is added the Journal of Professor Smith; Some general observations on the Country and its inhabitants; And an appendix: containing the natural history of that part of the Kingdom of Congo through which the Zaire flows

      London: John Murray, 1818. First edition. Illustrated with the large folding map and 13 engraved plates, of which one is coloured by hand. Large 4to, later antique wine coloured cloth, gilt lettering to the spine, t.e.g. 4ff., lxxxii, 498 pp. A large copy, quite clean and well preserved, crisp and unpressed, the colour plate in good order, some typical mellowing or spotting associated usually with the plates, upper cover detached and easily refurbished on request. SCARCE FIRST EDITION. An attempt to explore the Congo River and to find a link with the Niger and investigate the possibilities for trade on these arteries. Smith from Kew Gardens and other botanists were along to collect plant seeds. Tuckey died on the support ship.<br> &#147;Tuckey was one of the most observant of travelers. He had served in the Eastern Seas, and made a voyage to Brazil and Port Philip in 1803. Captured on his return voyage, he like Flinders, was detained as a prisoner by the French for several years. He subsequently compiled a valuable work on &#145;Maritime Geography&#146; before setting on the government expedition to explore the Congo, then by many conjectured to be the outlet of the Niger. The results of this expedition were most disastrous, Captain Tuckey and many others dying within three months after entering the river&#148;.<br> &#147;An introductory view of African discovery preceeds the narrative of Tuckey and Smith and a series of appendices follow: these include (1) a vocabulary of the Malemba and Embonma languages by Cat. Tuckey. (2) Observations on the Genus Ocythioe of Rafinesque by Dr. Leach. (3) On Sepia and Vermes Testacea with plates. (4) Observations on Prof. Smith&#146;s collection of plants by Robert Brown, etc.&#148;

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      Imp. de Agustín Roca, Barcelona 1818 - Folio. 3 h. (frontis grabado, portada) 125 p. 1 h. plegada (grabado del plano y perfil de una balsa para bañarse y beber los caballos). Plena piel época, tejuelo, cortes pintados. - Gran papel de hilo blanco. Amplios márgenes. Informe presentado por Antonio Amar, Manuel Freyre, Marqués de Casa-Cagijal y Diego Ballesteros. Por los cargos de los informantes se conocía esta obra por el ¿Informe de los Generales¿. Buen ejemplar. [Agustín Palau nº 1818.1 (pág. 59); Palau nº 10713; Torrecilla nº 22] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die gesetzliche Zurechnung des Erfolgs eines Heilverfahrens mit Bezug auf die Criminalgeschichte des in der Irrenanstalt der Charité zu Berlin gebräuchlichen Sackes.

      Berlin, F. Dümmler, 1818. - Zur Würdigung der Vertheidigungsschrift des Geheimen Obermedizinalraths Kohlrausch. X S., (1 Bl.), 148 S. Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild (gering berieben). Erste Ausgabe. - Engelmann 543; Callisen XVIII, 143. - Bericht über die Umstände eines Todesfalles auf der psychiatrischen Abteilung im Jahr 1811 in der Berliner Charité und Untersuchung gegen den bekannten Berliner Arzt Ernst Horn von dem damals die Untersuchung führenden Richter am Kammergericht E. F. R. Skalley. Die Horn verteidigende Schrift gibt authentischen Eindruck in die gängige Praxis: Ekelkur, Brechmittelkur, Wasserkur, Drehbett, Zwangsberuhigung in einem Sack. Wohl einer der ersten Arzthaftungsprozesse in Deutschland, der letztlich zur Demission Horns führte. Siehe Kreuter 611 ausführlich zum Fall, ohne Nennung dieser Schrift. - Titel verso mit durchschlagendem Stempel und Abgabevermerk. Vereinzelt gering fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Charlemagne ou la Caroleide, poëme épique en vingt quatre chants.

      Lenormand. 1818 - - Lenormand., Paris 1818, in 8 (13,5x22cm), de 279pp. , 274pp., 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Edition originale illustrée de deux frontispices par Horace Vernet et de 5 dessins originaux à l'encre et lavis non signés. Une carte dépliante rehaussée de couleurs en fin d'ouvrage des lieux où se déroule le poème. Plein Veau d'époque. Dos lisse orné de deux caissons à la Grotesque, de multiples filets et roulettes. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Plats croisillonnés à froid, large roulette d'encadrement avec feuillage, grecques et vases. Frottement aux mors et plats, bordures. Tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire, malgré quelques défauts. Charles-Victor Prévost d'Arlincourt (1788-1856) fut, avant de sombrer dans l'oubli, l'une des figures du Romantisme, et sa popularité rivalisait avec Hugo. Mais, acclamé par un public féminin, il était harponné par la critique qui jugeait ses productions invraisemblables. Il publia son poème sur Charlemagne à grand renfort de publicité. de 279pp. , 274pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or Medical Botany (Volume 2)

      Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son. 1818. First. First edition. Volume 2. Quarto. xvi, [9]-243pp., and 26 engraved plates (Tables 25-50), including one folding (Table 25). Contemporary dark red half morocco and marbled paper boards. Ex-library copy with spine label, bookplate, and perforated stamp on the title page and plates. Boards and two rear blank endleaves are detached, else very good. The engraved botanical plates by Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co. are especially fine despite the perforated stamp, and are also notable for not being hand-colored, as indicated on the title page. Laid-in are are few contemporary botanical specimens. .

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        Dictionnaire Historiques, ou Histoire Abrégée des Hommes qui se sont fait un nom par le Génie, les Talens, les Vertus, les Erreurs, depuis le commencement du Monde Jusqu'a nos jours.

      Méquignon, Paris 1818 - Vollständige Ausgabe in 8 Bänden und 4 Supplement Bänden (Gesamt 12 Bände) in uniformer Bindung. Frontispiz François-Xavier de Feller.Halblederbände der Zeit mit marmorierten Pappdeckeln. Goldene Rückenbeschriftung. Sehr gut erhalten und vollständig sehr rar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the State of Ireland, Principally Directed to Its Agriculture and Rural Population: In a Series of Letters, Written on a Tour Through That Country

      Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London 1818 - 2 vols: Pp. (1) xix, (1) 435; (2) xii, 355. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1818 - A Tarbes, Se vend au profit des pauvres, Chez l'Auteur, 1818. Petit in-8 (135 X 200) demi-basane brune, dos lisse orné de quadruple filets dorés en place des nerfs, fleuron doré dans les compartiments, titre doré, tranches mouchetées en rouge (reliure de l'époque) ; faux-titre, VI (dont titre), 163 pages, (1) f. de table des matières, (1) f. blanc. Début de fente en queue des mors, quelques frottements au dos, pointes de rousseurs éparses. EDITION ORIGINALE, RARE. C'est le premier et le plus important ouvrage consacré au Bagnères de l'époque romantique, alors première station thermale d'Europe. (LABARERE, 777 ; DENDALETCHE, 975 ; BERALDI, Cent ans, IV, 42). PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . Paris, 2.II.1818 (Poststempel). 1 Seite kl.-4°. Mit Siegelspur und Adresse.. Baron Jean Louis Alibert (1768-1837), französischer Mediziner, Leibarzt König Ludwigs XVIII., der Begründer der Dermatologie in Frankreich. - - An den Arzt Michael Friedländer (1768-1824) in Paris, der einen Beitrag über die öffentliche Hygiene für Band 23 des "Dictionnaire des sciences medicales" (Paris: Panckoucke, 1818) verfasst hatte. - - "... j'ai envoye hier ches mr. pankouke qui accepte avec reconnoissance votre article. mais, il souhaiteroit qu'il ne fut pas trop etendu et qu'il fut en harmonie avec les autres articles d'hygienne publique. pour mon compte ... je regarde comme une bonne fortune dans le dictionnaire, l'article que vous promettes ... - - ayes donc la complaisance de rediger cet excellent morceau, et de l'envoyer de votre part et de la miene a mr. biott ou a mr. pankouke.

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        Récit des événements qui ont eu lieu sur le territoire des sauvages dans l'Amérique sptentrionale, depuis les liaisons du très bon hon. comte de Selkirk avec la Compagnie de la baie d'Hudson, et la tentative faite par le comte de fonder une colonie sur la Rivière Rouge : avec des détails circonstanciés de l'expédition militaire de sa Seigneurie contre le fort William, dans le Haut-Canada, & la conduite qu'elle y a tenue depuis. Traduit sur l'orginal anglois imprimé à Londres en 1817. Seconde édition, révisée.

      Montréal, James Brown 1818 - in-8, XI-128-(4)-80 pp., basane fauve, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin vert (rel. de l'époque). Dos refait. De toute rareté, l'ouvrage qui attaque vivement Selkirk et ses projets de colonisation, est attribué tantôt à Thomas Douglas (Sabin, tantôt à John Halket (Rich & Gagnon), tantôt à Samuel Hull Wilcocke (Bibliothèque de Toronto) ; d'après la notice de Gagnon, il semble bien qu'il y ait eu deux tirages de Montréal la même année, différant par la pagination. Sabin, 68367. Gagnon, 2940. Toronto, Canadiana, 1109. Un seul exemplaire au CCFr

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      - Informe sobre la mejora y aumento de la cria de caballos, dado al Supremo Consejo de la Guerra por los Tenientes Generales. - Barcelona, por D. Agustín Roca, 1818; en 4º pasta época, con rueda dorada en tapas y ceja, cortes tintados, portada, 101 pp . 1 lámina dibujada por Planella en Barna 1818 y grabada por Masferrer y 1 lámina plegada. Palau: 10713. Buen ejemplar y limpio

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        Erstes Buch für Kinder oder ABC und Lesebuch. entworfen von Ernst Hold.

      Leipzig ; Hinrichs oJ. 1818.. Dritte vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. mit 46 ganz neuen ausgemalten Kupfern auf 20 Tafeln. [2] Bl., 164 S. : Ill. 20 cm, Pappband der Zeit Rückenübezug fehlt, EB stark berieben und bestoßen. Rücken an einer Lage fast gebrochen. Papier altersbed. durchgehend etwas fleckig. Die handkolorierten Kupfer jedoch durchgehend sehr frisch und weitgehend fleckenfrei. SEHR SELTEN.. Ernst Hold (* 18. Jahrhundert; 19. Jahrhundert) ist wahrscheinlich das Pseudonym eines deutschsprachigen Kinder- und Jugendbuchautors, dessen Bücher von 1812 bis ca. 1844 hauptsächlich in der Verlagsbuchhandlung J.C.Hinrichs in Leipzig verlegt wurden. Die erste Auflage erschien 1814 bis zur 5. Auflage 1844. 1980 Neudruck durch Insel.

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        On the Fire-Damp of Coal Mines, and on Methods of Lighting the Mines So as to Prevent Its Explosion" (Davy) & "An Account of an Invention for Giving Light in Explosive Mixtures of Fire-Damp in Coal Mines, by Consuming the Fire-Damp"(Davy) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 106, 1816, pp. 1-22, 23-24 WITH An Essay towards the Calculus of Functions Part I and II (Babbage) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 105, 1816, Part I pp. 1-22, 23-24, Part II 179-256 WITH "On the laws which regulate the polarisation of light by reflection from transparent bodies" (Brewster) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 105, 1815, Parts I and II, pp. 125-159

      FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND DESCRIPTION of an invention some have argued rescued the Industrial Revolution, Humphrey Davy&#39;s Safety Lamp (this published prior to Davy&#39;s own 1818 book on the subject). & & "Two great events amazed Britain in 1815: the victory of Wellington over Napoleon and the victory of Davy over mine gases. The Industrial Revolution was in danger of stalling in the early 19th c. due to the dangers in mining with contemporary lamps that used flame and ignited explosions. A disaster near Newcastle in 1812 killed 101 miners, and more than two-thirds of the coal mines in England were considered too dangerous to work because of their levels of coal gas. & & "In 1815 Davy was invited by the Chairman of a &#39;Society for Preventing Accidents in Coal Mines&#39; to invent a solution... Davy had earlier studied flames and their propagation and noted that flames could not propagate through small holes. Thus his solution was merely to surround the lamp with a cylinder of wire mesh that still left the flame open to the atmosphere. The mesh conducted away the heat of the flame, thus cooling it so that the temperature methane would encounter at the lamp would be lower than its flash point. The flame itself could not penetrate the mesh...Although the flame and combustible gas were in open contact, there would be no explosion" (Greenberg, A Chemical History Tour, 184-185). & & Davy published these two papers in Philosophical Transactions in late 1815 and early 1816. In 1818 he was made a Baronet for his service to Britain&#39;s industry. & & ALSO in this volume is Part II of Babbage&#39;s seminal &#39;An Essay towards the Calculus of Functions,&#39; his most important mathematical work. "Babbage believed that his new scheme would serve as a generalized calculus to include all problems capable of analytical formulation and it is possible to see here a hint of the inspiration for his concept of the Analytical Engine. While the work on the engines and his other scientific, social and political activities caused him virtually to abandon mathematical research at the age of thirty, the calculus of functions was the area he often yearned to continue. In fact, the calculus of functions was not taken up by other workers, and it is the aspect of Babbage&#39;s mathematical work that modern mathematicians find the most fascinating" (Dubbey, The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage). & & ALSO INCLUDED: First editions of Charles Babbage&#39;s first papers as well as his most important contribution to mathematics, the calculus of functions. & & ALSO INCLUDED: First edition of &#39;Brewster&#39;s Angle, "one of Brewster&#39;s most important contributions to the science of physics" (Molecular Expressions Website). CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions Volume for the year MDCCCXV (1815) and MDCCCXVI (1816) Ex-libris bearing only a miniscule "Athenaeum Library, Liverpool" stamp and at the foot (margin) of some of the plates. Quarto. (10.5 x 8.5 inches; 263 x 408mm). [12], 446, [20]; Volume 106 [14], 366, [12]. Volume I includes 8 page index. 16 copperplate engravings; Volume II includes and 8 page index and 21 copperplate engravings. The construction of Davy&#39;s lamp is depicted in one of the plates. Full volumes, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occassional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        Greenland the Adjacent Seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, Illustrated in a Voyage to Davis&#39;s Strait, During the Summer of 1817

      London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy 1818, 1st Edition. () vi,[2],293pp. Very good. Quarto in old cloth with gilt lettered morocco spine label, 3 engraved charts (frontispiece and 2 folding), and 18 engraved plates. A clean, uncut copy with occasional offsetting from plates, and light foxing to frontispiece and last three leaves. Arctic. Bibl. 12852. "Based ... On observations made by the author while surgeon on a whaling ship; ... It contains chapters on the ancient history of Greenland, its natives, on arctic zoology, whaling, a Northwest Passage, Disko, etc."..

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte: Die Amphibien.

      Wien, auf Kosten des Herausgebers, 1818. 8vo (185 x 110mm). pp. (16), 328, with 1 engraved pictorial title-page and 40 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with red and green gilt lettered label. Published as volume III of the above well-known series. An attractively illustrated work on amphibians and reptiles. A fine example of the enlightened encyclopaedic science of the period, with an emphasis on education. Gottlied Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1822) was a Bavarian clergyman and naturalist in Augsburg. Some foxing and browning, a bit worn./ /Nissen ZBI, 4408.

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        AMS - Eigenhändiges Manuskript mit Namenszug auf dem Titel.

      - Berlin (1818). Titel + 2 Seiten gr. folio- Etwas gebräunt, Bugfalte eingerissen. Johann August Zeune (1778-1853), Pädagoge, Geograph und Germanist; Begründer der Berliner Blindenanstalt, der ersten in Deutschland. - - "Vorschlag zu einer Blinden-Versorg-Anstalt für Berlin / von August Zeune, Vorsteher der Blinden-Erzieh-Anstalt zu Berlin". - Entwurf mit Korrekturen und Streichungen. - - ". Als Blindenerziehanstalt dient nicht bloß für Berlin, sondern zur Zeit auch für den ganzen preußischen Staat die Anstalt, die ich auf Königliche Veranlassung vor nun 12 Jahren gegründet habe und welche sich . auf dem Georgenkirchhof befindet. Hier sind 10 Freistellen, wo Blinde von der Memel an bis zur Mosel auf 5 Jahre erzogen, unterrichtet und beköstigt werden. Außerdem können aber 15 blinde Kinder aus der Stadt unentgeltlichen Unterricht empfangen . - - . Eine Blindenversorganstalt hingegen hat Berlin noch nicht. Sie kann doppelter Art sein, entweder eine wandernde oder ruhende . Ein wandernde Blinden-Versorg-Anstalt ist eine solche, welche den hilfsbedürftigen die nöthigen Unterstützungen in ihre Wohnungen abliefert . Eine ruhende Blindenversorganstalt ist eine solche, welche die hilfsbedürftigen Blinden in ein gemeinschaftliches Gebäude vereinigt u. sie daselbst verpflegt. - - . Die ruhende hat vor der wandernden den Vortheil, daß sie 1) die Blinden besser unter Aufsicht hat und das Betteln verhindert, . 2) den Blinden selbst ein besseres leibliches Dasein gewährt, in sofern selbige . ihre Nahrung durch einen gemeinschaftlichen Kochort wohlfeiler u. besser bereitet werden kann, als wenn sie für sich lebten, 3) selbst für ein besseres geistiges Dasein der Blinden Sorge trägt, indem durch Vorlesen guter Bücher ihre lange Nacht erheitert u. sittliches Fortschreiten möglich gemacht wird ." - - Zum Bedarf bezieht sich Zeune auf Zahlen aus Dresden, wo es "etliche 50 zu versorgende Blinde" bei einer Bevölkerung "von etlichen 50000 Menschen" gebe. ". Bei Berlin kann man wegen des größern Staubes und wegen des häufigeren Genusses des Branntweins den 800ten Menschen als blind annehmen. Dies würde bei einer Bevölkerung von einigen 170000 Menschen etwas über 200 Blinde geben". Die Unterhaltskosten schätzt er auf jährlich 10000 Taler - "Fänden sich nun 5000 wohlwollende Bürger dieser Stadt, welche jährlich Jeder 2 r gäben, oder 2000, welche jeder 5 r gäben, so wären 200 blinde Menschen . dem Müßiggange und dem Verderben entrissen ." - - 1806 war Zeune von König Friedrich Wilhelm III. mit der Einrichtung einer Blindenlehranstalt beauftragt worden; seit 1812 war sie in dem ehemaligen Militärlazarett auf dem Georgenfriedhof untergebracht.

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        The Whole Book Of Common Prayer

      W Lewis 1818. Hardcover Book Condition: Fair Jacket Condition: No Dj cover Fair condition.W Lewis,1818.Full-Leather.Brown hardback(some tears,marks,dents/nicks and scratches on the cover and spine,gillt illustrations to the spine) in fair condition,no Dj.Illustrated with b/w plates.Clean pages but aged and tainted on the outer edges,writing with pencil inside the first and last blank pages of the book,some stain and foxing marks inside the pages,creases,nicks and some marks on the edges of the pages,the front cover has sligthly separated from the book,large tear on the spine.The book is in in fair condition for its age with some shelf wear.Includes a list of Alphabetical table(How to find each Psalm by its beginning).A collectable and scarce book..

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        Mémoires secrets sur l'établissement de la Maison de Bourbon en Espagne, extraits de la Correspondance du Marquis de Louville, gentilhomme de la chambre de Philippe V, et chef de sa maison française.

      Maradan 1818 - - Maradan, Paris 1818, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12x19,5cm), VIII, 384pp. et 371pp., relié. - Edition originale. Demi Veau lie de vin à coins, vers 1900 ; pastiche adroit d'une reliure de 1820. Dos à faux nerfs plats orné de roulettes et filets. Dos uniformément éclaircis, sans conséquence. Bon exemplaire. Ce militaire fut nommé chef de la Maison française de Philippe V d'Espagne, le premier Bourbon roi d'Espagne (de 1700 à 1703). Il recevra une nouvelle mission en Espagne en 1716, comme ambassadeur extraordinaire. Durant trois années essentielles, tout ce qui se faisait à la cour passait par lui. Voici ce qu'en dit le duc de Saint Simon dans ses mémoires : "Pour en parler au vrai, il gouverna le roi et l'Espagne." Ces mémoires furent rédigées lors de la retraite du marquis et demeurèrent à l'état de manuscrit. Etiquette de librairie Raymond Clavreuil. VIII, 384pp. et 371pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Argument for Construing Largely the Right of an Appellee of Murder, to Insist on, Trial by Battle; and for Abolishing Appeals

      London - Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; Clarke and Sons 1818 - The second edition, revised and enlarged,of this scarce text, by author and political writer, Edward Kendall. This copy is inscribed by the author to an Irish Earl. Very scarce -only seen once at auction in the last thirty years in any of the three editions, all 1818. Rebacked in leather with the original boards, with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. With a copperplate ink inscription Sent to the Earl ofBlessington by E. A. Kendall, Esq. to the verso of the frontispiece. With an Appendix, containing a report on the debate in the House of Commons, on a clause for abolishing appeals of murder in the British North American colonies. There is a printing error in the pagination of the last three pages. The first is unpaginated,then 204, and 201. Charles John Gardiner, 1st Earl of Blessington, 1782 1829, was an Irish earl. He was elected a representative peer in 1809, created Earl of Blessington in 1816, and inherited the title of Viscount Mountjoy in 1829. Edward Augustus Kendall, d. 1842, was a writer. Little is known about his life. Kendall'sliterary output is varied, and can be divided into four general categories, his serious ideas and proposals for political and social reforms, for example his letters on the state of Ireland; his weekly popular journalism which, ambitiously, might be described as a forerunner of Harmsworth; his translations from the French; and his children's books -ODNB. Condition: The textblock binding is generallytight and firm. The inner hinges are strained, and the first three leaves are only partially attached. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing and edge wear with slight loss and lifting, and with marks to the boards. Internally the pages have slight browning with occasional spots, prominent to the first and last few pages. There is a copperplate ink inscription dated 1840 to the front free-endpaper. Overall the condition is good only with a very good interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Darstellung der Landeshoheit des Hochfürstlichen Hauses Lippe in Detmold über das im Fürstenthum Lippe belegene Paragial-Amt Blomberg und Ausführung der, durch die Eingriffe in diese Landeshoheit, gegen Se. Hochfürstliche Durchlaucht den Fürsten von Schaumburg-Lippe, als erbherrlichen Besitzer des Amts Blomberg, erwachsenen Beschwerden mit Anlagen von Num. I bis XVII. Lemgo, mit Meyerschen Schriften

      1818. . (Vermutlich) Original Pappband. Einband stark bestossen und fleckig, Rücken fehlt. Inhalt gut erhalten (lediglich die Seitenränder sind etwas gebräunt). 30 x 20 cm. IV, 124, 75 Seiten. Schrift: Fraktur (Alt-Deutsch). Rarität!.

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        Historia Juris Hungarici Privati. Documentis, ac testimoniis illustrate. 4 Bände.

      Buda, Regiae scientiarum Univer. Hungaricar 1818.. VII, 512 S., 14 nn. S. Index, 1 gestoch. Front.; XVI, 483 S., 11 nn. S. Index; VI, 752 S., 12 nn. S. Index; IV, 408 S., 8 nn. S. Index; Ppbde. d. Zt. m. rotem RüSch., marmor. Bezugspapier, stärker berieb. u. beschabt, Ecken u. Kanten etw. bestoß., Schnitt verstaubt, einige Eselsohren, vereinzelt schwach stockfl.. Imre Kelemen (1746-1819) schuf mit diesem Werk die Grundlage das grundlegende Handbuch über das ungarische Rechtssystem.

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        Schatzkästlein des rheinischen Hausfreundes. 2. Auflage.

      Stuttgart u. Tübingen, Cotta 1818.. VIII, 296 S. Moderner marmorierter Pappbd.. Seltene zweite unveränderte Ausgabe in einem unbeschnittenen Exemplar. - Titel m. kleinem Ausriß, leicht gebräunt, stellenweise etwas fleckig. ***Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden***

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        View Of Constantinople, Taken from the Road leading to Buyick Dere

      London., 1818 An original copper engraving, hand-coloured. Published April 7, 1818. By Ja. Whittle & Richard H. Laurie, No 53 Fleet Street, London. Framed, glazed & mounted. Image size: 11 x 17 inches; Overall framed size: 16 1/2 x 22 inches. Very Good, clean & bright..

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        An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an Original Grammar and Vocabulary of their Language. Compiled and arranged from the Extensive Communications of Mr. William Mariner.

      London: John Murray, 1818 - 2 volumes, octavo (210 × 129 mm). Contemporary dark blue diced calf, red morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces, flat bands with gilt sextuple rules and fleuron tools, gilt triple fillet panels enclosing a dotted panel to the compartments, foliate rolled panel to the boards, gilt milling at the board corners, marbled edges, grey endpapers. A little rubbed, some restoration at the head of the spine of volume I, gilt retouched in places, portrait slightly browned and off-setting onto the title page, light browning and scattered foxing else, a very good set. Engraved portrait frontispiece - "Mr. Mariner in the costume of the Tonga Islands" - to volume I, folding engraved map to volume II. Originally published in the previous year, this the "Second Edition, with additions" which include the folding map, a new preface and an enlarged introduction. "Considered the best report of Tongan life and culture before the arrival of Christianity the customs of the inhabitants and their inter-island wars, and also examples of Tongan songs and music" (Hill). Mariner had sailed on the privateer Port-au-Prince in 1805, aged 13. "After an adventurous voyage the ship arrived at the Tonga Islands in poor condition, hoping to carry out repairs. The crew met with a hostile reception and many of them were massacred. Mariner, however, was taken under the protection of the principal chief, Finau Ulukalala, who bestowed on him the name of one of his deceased sons, Toki Ukamea, and appointed one of his wives to be Mariner's adopted mother. Mariner's residence in Tonga lasted for four years. During this time he became thoroughly conversant with the language and customs of this Polynesian people Using the guns from the Port-au-Prince, and helped by his surviving companions, he took a full and often decisive part in his protector's warlike campaigns against other islands. Eventually times became more peaceful and Toki attained the status of a chief, living on his own cultivated plantations" (ODNB). In 1810 Mariner worked his passage back to England, and became a stockbroker, some time later becoming embroiled in a forgery scandal, the exchequer bill affair of 1836&#150;41. He died in 1853. The book was extensively reviewed by Southey in the Quarterly Review (April, 1817), describing it as "one of the most interesting narratives which we have ever perused", and noting telling affinities between the Finau the Tongan tyrant and the recently deposed French emperor, for example in the "utter disregard for human life by which such men as Finow [sic] and Buonaparte are distinguished." Hill p. 378.

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        A pictures tour for Italy from drawings made in 1816-17

      London ,1818 - Folio, title page, 4 pages, 66 engravings showing views of italian cities and museum and palaces, every view with explicative page. Chagreen original binding.Binding rubbed [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        William Carey writes Joseph Hopkinson President of the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts a 10 page letter in 1818 extolling one of Benjamin West's paintings and comparing him to Jonathan Trumbull. He mentions Trumbull's painting depicting the death of Joseph Warren at Bunker Hill

      Picadilly London, March 26, 1818 Beautifully written lengthy letter from William Carey. In part, Carey writes, "Long esteemed the Father of Historical Painting in the British school, the painter whose performance I have ventured, has not obtained his reputation without a conflict - Homer had . . . Michael Angelo found enemies in Torigiano and Bandinelli and from the appearance of West's Death of General Wolfe and Regular to this grand composition each of his works in succession has roused the attacks of envy and Ignorance. . . . I can boldly reply to the cold . . of Anti-contemporariness and the anonymous publications of malevolent jealousy that I am not the creator of a new fame, nor the Promulgator of a similar opinion - the meanings which is wounded by the success of the painter may asperse my impartiality but believe me Gentlemen although I could be the friend and admirer of a Raphael or Leonardo ad Vinci, I could not be the slave or parasite of either . . . Even now we learn that the people of America crowd your public Hospital in P

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        Two Essays: One Upon Single Vision with Two Eyes; The Other On Dew. A Letter to the Right Hon. Lloyd, Lord Kenyon and An Account of a Female of the White Race of Mankind, Part of Whose Skin Resembles That of a Negro... With a Memoir of His Life

      London: Constable & Co. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Upper board weak at hinge but holding. Some scattered browning but overall contents bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 1818. [First Edition]. Half leather marbled board cover. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). lxxiv, 439pp. &#39; with some observations on the causes of the differences in colour and form between white and negro races of men.&#39;. .

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