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        Große Eiche an einem Abhang.

      - Pinsel in Braun, braun laviert, über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, rechts unten signiert „F. Preller". 19,7:26,8 cm. Bereits im Alter von erst 10 Jahren begann Friedrich Preller, dessen Talent von seinen Eltern gefördert wurde, mit Studien an der Weimarer Zeichenschule. 1818 setzte er bei dessen Direktor, dem Maler und Kunstschriftsteller H. Meyer (1760-1832), einem engen Freund und Mitarbeiter Goethes, seine Malstudien fort. 1821 – er hatte sich Geld durch Kolorieren von Stichen für F.J.J. Bertuch (1747-1822) verdient – ging er nach Dresden. Hier begann er mit dem Kopieren von Altmeistergemälden aus der Dresdener Galerie. Erste Fahrten mit anderen Kunststudenten zum Studium der Natur in die nähere Umgebung Dresdens folgten. Durch Goethes Vermittlung – Preller war inzwischen dessen Schützling geworden – lernte er auch C.G. Carus (1789-1869) kennen, der ihn künstlerisch anleitete. Goethe selbst beauftragte Preller nach dessen erstem Dresden-Aufenthalt, für seine naturwissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen Reinzeichnungen von Wolkenstudien anzufertigen. Mit finanzieller Unterstützung des Großherzogs Karl August konnte Preller nach Antwerpen reisen, wo er 1824-1826 an der Akademie bei M.I. van Bree (1773-1839) seine Studien fortsetzte. Kurz nach seiner Rückkehr ermöglichte ihm jetzt ein Jahresstipendium des Großherzogs 1826-1828 einen Aufenthalt in Mailand, wo er an der Akademie bei Cattaneo studierte. 1828-1831 hielt Preller sich in Rom auf und wurde maßgebend von J.A. Koch (1768-1839), mit dem er Ausflüge in die nähere Umgebung der Stadt unternahm, beeinflußt; daneben hatten die Landschaftsmaler Cl. Lorrain (1600-1682), N. Poussin (1594-1665) und G. Dughet (1613-175) Vorbildcharakter; die Freundschaft mit B. Genelli (1798-1868) brachte darüber hinaus Anregungen für seinen Figurenstil. Von Rom aus besuchte Preller Olevano und Neapel. Auch war er rege am deutsch-römischen Kunstleben beteiligt, so war er Gründungsmitglied des römischen Kunstvereins sowie General der Ponte-Molle-Gesellschaft. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Weimar wurde Preller 1832 erst Lehrer an der Zeichenschule, 1844 erfolgte die Ernennung zum Professor und Hofmaler. 1837 unternahm er, zunächst aus gesundheitlichen Gründen, eine erste Reise nach Rügen; 1839, 1847 und zuletzt 1872 folgten weitere – Prellers Nordlandbegeisterung führte ihn 1840 zudem nach Norwegen. Sein Ruf als bedeutender Maler melancholischer nordischer Landschaften und wilder Seestücke wurde dadurch noch ausgebaut. Ein zweiter, fast eineinhalbjähriger Aufenthalt in Italien folgte 1859-1861 – vor Ort wollte er Studien für seinen zweiten berühmten Zyklus der Odyssee-Wandbilder anfertigen, ein Auftrag des Großherzogs. 1868 wurde Preller schließlich Direktor der Weimarer Zeichenschule.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Die gescheckte Kuh.

      - Kreidelithographie, weiß gehöht, 1818, auf hellbraunem Velin. 15,3:17 cm. Mit mehreren winzigen Nadellöchlein. Provenienz: Sammlung AT, Lugt 183, ohne Auflösung. Literatur: Jahn 222, II (von III) mit der Einfassungslinie und den Schraffuren; Dussler 13; Winkler 10, III (von III). – Inkunabel der Lithographie, in allen Abdrucken selten! Bereits als Achtjähriger erhielt Klein Zeichenunterricht durch den Maler G.C. II. von Bemmel (1765-1811). 1802 war G.P. Zwinger (1779-1819) an der Nürnberger Zeichenschule sein Lehrer. 1805-1811 war er Lehrling bei dem Maler, Zeichner und Kupferstecher A. Gabler (1762-1834). Ab 1811 Studium an der Kunstakademie in Wien. 1814 und 1816 folgten Reisen nach Ungarn und 1815 eine Studienreise an Main und Rhein. 1818 hielt er sich in München auf, wo er mit P. von Hess (1792-1871) und M.J. Wagenbauer (1775-1829) verkehrte. 1819 ging er in seine Heimatstadt zurück. Von dort aus unternahm er mit seinen Freunden J.C. Erhard (1795-1822), den Brüdern F.P. (1779-1840) und H. Reinhold (1788-1825) sowie E. Welker (1788-1857) eine Reise ins Salzkammergut. Von Ende 1819 bis August 1821 weilte Klein in Italien, kehrte dann aber nach Nürnberg zurück. 1833 wurde er zum Mitglied der Berliner Kunstakademie ernannt. 1839 zog er nach München, wo er bis zu seinem Tode leben sollte. 1848 begann ein Augenleiden, was in den nächsten Jahren zu einer zunehmenden Beeinträchtigung des Sehvermögens führen und schließlich ab 1871 das Arbeiten unmöglich machen sollte. Als Graphiker beschäftigte sich Klein mit der Technik der Radierung und Lithographie.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Revolt of Islam; a Poem in Twelve Cantos

      London: Printed for C. and J. Ollier, 1818. First edition, revised issue of "Laon and Cythna" with the cancels and new title, this copy with the 1818 date. With a leaf d1 bearing the Pindar quote and "Revolt of Islam" title, lacking blank b2 as usual and the errata leaf at end. Pp. [ii], v-xxxii, [2], 270, errata. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half black morocco, marbled boards. Some rubbing, upper joint starting, some offsetting and spotting , else very good from the library of James Lorimer Graham with his bookplate. James Lorimer Graham was the fourth Duke and seventh Marquis of Montrose. At this time he was the Marquis of Graham. He was a statesman, serving as privy councillor, a commissioner of the India board, lord steward of the queen's household, chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, postmaster-general where he was involved in several important changes including the Electric Telegraphs Bill which put the telegraphic communication system in the hands of the post office and also Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.

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        Actas de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias y Extraordinarias del mes de Mayo de 1817, realizadas por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava. [Junto con:] Actas de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias celebradas desde el día 18 hasta el 25 de Noviembre de 1817 [y] los días 27 y 28 de Diciembre de 1817. [Junto con:] Actas de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias y Extraordinarias del mes de Mayo de 1818, celebradas por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava [y] Actas de las Juntas Generales Ordinarias, celebradas desde el día 18 hasta el 25 de Noviembre de 1818.

      Vitoria, por Baltasar Manteli, Impresor de esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, 1817 - 1818. - Folio; 2 hs., 107 pp., con un gran estado plegado aparte «Obras que han debido reponerse y construir de nueva planta en los Caminos reales y particulares de esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, desde 20 de Enero de 1815 hasta 2 de Mayo de 1817» + 3 hs., 153 pp. + 2 hs., 72 pp. + 2 hs., 141 pp. + 3 hs., 179 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época, con tejuelo impreso en papel que reza «Minutas de 1817 y 1818». Nº Jon Bilbao: Euskobibliografía, I, 84. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Historische, statistische, geographische und topographische Beyträge zur Kenntniß des Herzogthums Altenburg.

      Altenburg 1818.. Mit 40 (38 kolorierten) Kupfertafeln, Kupferstichkarte und Textkupfer, 112 Seiten, 8 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit, 39 x 26 cm,. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, Buchblock unbeschnitten, breitrandig. Die kolorierten Tafeln mit Bildnissen von Regentenpaaren des 15.-18. Jahrhunderts, teilweise mit faksimilierten Unterschriften; ferner ein gestochenes Porträt von Ernst II. sowie die Wiedergabe der Handschrift Johann Friedrichs II. aus einem Wiener Almanach aus dem Jahr 1569. Am Ende zwei zusätzliche Blätter "Die Population des Landes betreffend" sowie eine "Übersicht der Landesunterthanen des Herzogthums Altenburg von den Jahren 1784 bis 1817" (8 Seiten).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Hochgebirgslandschaft mit einem Bach im Vordergrund.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem festem Velin. 21,8:21,3 cm.. Ott trat 1818 in die Münchner Akademie ein um Historienmaler zu werden. Er wechselte jedoch ins Landschaftsfach und wurde Schüler von W. von Kobell (1766-1855). Er unternahm in dieser Zeit Studienreisen durch Bayern, die ihren Niederschlag in seiner Bildwelt fanden. Es folgte 1832/33 eine Reise nach Italien, wo er bevorzugt italienische Landschaften darstellte. Außerdem schuf er auch Seestücke. Er gehört zu den Malern des Biedermeier,. Die noch stark durch die klassizistische Tradition geprägt sind.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        A New Hieroglyphical Bible, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children; Being, a Selection of Some of the Most Useful Lessons and Interesting Narratives, from Genesis to the Revelations. To Which is Added A Sketch of the Life of Our Blessed Saviour, and the Holy Apostles, &c.

      P. B. Gleason, Hartford 1818 - 1818. Hardcover, 12mo. in paper covered leather backed boards. 56pp. with over 200 engravings. Good to good+ copy. Some loss to paper of boards. Rubbing and minor loss to leather backing. Name of former owner on front pastedown. Less than one inch chips on bottom edge of less than five pages, otherwise internally in fine, clean condition. Classic Bible stories and lines told for children with the use of beautifully engraved illustrations. Early American editions of this 19th century children's book are rare on the marketplace, with only 23 listed on OCLC. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Merkwürdige Reise über Erlangen, Dresden, Kassel und Fulda nach Hammelburg. Teil 1- 11 cpl. ( = Hammelburger Reise ) ( angebunden:.

      Verlag der akademischen Buchhandlung; Selbstverlag; Riegel und Wießner, München, Nürnberg, Ansbach 1818 - (. Hammelburger Conversations-Lexikon: Ankündigung und 1. Probeheft ( alles Erschienene ) / Scherzburger Actenstücke: Nummer 1-3 ( Alles Erschienene ))( Erscheinungszeitraum 1818 - 1835: In 2 Bänden ) Die Hammelburger Reise mit Heft 1 in 3. Auflage im Verlag der Akademischen Buchhandlung, München, 1818 mit 100 Seiten / Heft 2 *Fortgesetzte Reise nach Hammelburg oder meine harten Schicksale im Kautzen-Land* in 3. Auflage bei Hans Fürchtegott und Drucknichtnach, München, 1822 mit 88 Seiten / Heft 3 *Hammelburger Reise - Dritte Fahrt* n 2. Auflage bei Heitenmann, München, 1818 mit 88 Seiten. ( Alle folgenden Hefte der Hammelburger Reise jeweils dann in erster Auflage ): Heft 4 *Hammelburger Reise. Vierte Fahrt oder neueste Nachrichten aus den Landen Großgescheid und Kleingescheid*, Selbstverlag, München, 1821 mit 84 Seiten, 1 Blatt / Heft 5 *.Fünfte Fahrt oder meine Verwaltung in Neugescheid*, Selbstverlag, Ansbach, 1822 mit 93 Seiten / Heft 6 *Sechste Fahrt oder mein Aufenthalt am Hofe des Freischützen F+rsten Ottokars*, Selbstverlag, Ansbach mit 92 Seiten, 1 Blatt / Heft 7 *Siebente Fahrt oder meine Schicksale als Karthäuser im Kloster Grünau*, Selbstverlag, Ansbach, 1824 mit 94 Seiten / Heft 8 *Achte Fahrt oder meine Begebenheiten am Hofe des Fürsten Ypsilandi in Griechenland*, Selbstverlag, Ansbach, 1826 mit 96 Seiten // Zweiter Band mit Heft 9 *Neunte Fahrt oder Skizzen aus dem Leben des Herrn Elias Springer Junior in Hammelburg als Beitrag zu den Biographien der Hammelburger Zeitgenossen*, Riegel und Wießner, Nürnberg, 1828 mit 95 Seiten / Heft 10 *Zehnte Fahrt oder meine Gefangenschaft und Sklaverei in Algier*, Riegel und Wießner, Nürnberg, 1830 mit 92 Seiten / Heft 11 *Hammelburger Reise oder meine Abentheuer in der Luft - Eilfte Fahrt*, Riegel und Wießner, Nürnberg, 1833 mit 104 Seiten / weiter angebunden: Hammelburger Conversations-Lexikon. Ankündigung und erstes Probeheft, Elias Springer, Hammelburg, 1819 mit 91 Seiten ( = erste Ausgabe, so vollständig ) / Scherzburger Actenstücke: Nummer 1: Im eigenen Nachdruck-Verlag mit 30 Seiten - Nummer 2 mit 78 Seiten ( Nr. 1+2 ohne Erscheinungsjahr, ca. 1820 erschienen ) - Nummer 3 bei Riegel und Wießner, Nürnberg, 1838 mit 73 Seiten. ( Sowohl das Hammelburger Conversations-Lexikon wie auch die Scherzburger Actenstücke hier in erster Ausgabe vorliegend ). Zusammen in 2 marmorierten Pappbänden der Zeit, 8° ( 16,5 x 10 cm ). Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Kapitale etwas ausgefranst, Bindung etwas gelockert. Besitzvermerke auf den Innendeckel vorn, Papier teils gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten mit kleinen Anstrichen in Bleistift ( entfernbar ). Insgesamt guter, dekorativer Zustand. Vollständig ist die Hammelburger Reise nebst den angebunden Teilen sehr selten. Zusammen 2 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 29. I. 1818.. 1 S. 4to.. "C'est a la bienveillance dont vous avez daigne honorer mes faibles ouvrages; c'est a la protection dont vos bontes les ont environnes, que je dois attribuer en grand partie l'accueil flatteur qu'ils ont obtenu du Publier de Berlin. Qu'il me soit permis, Monsieur le Comte, de vous faire hommage aujourd'hui d'un exemplaire de la nouvelle partition de mon F. Cortez. Le nouveau sucees qu'il a obtenu a Paris; les suffrages augustes qui ont daigne le confirmer l'ont vendu moins insigne de vous etre presente et m'enhardissent a vous l'offrir comme un temoignage de ma reconnaissance et du profond respect [ ]". - Das Opernbuch Fernand Cortez von dem Hofpoeten J. A. Esmenard (1769-1811) wurde von Spontini auf kaiserlichen Befehl unter Mitarbeit de Jouys im Hinblick auf die französisch-spanischen Auseinandersetzungen komponiert. Das Werk wurde unter riesigem Kostenaufwand am 28. Nov. 1809 in Gegenwart Napoleons und der Könige von Sachsen und Westfalen uraufgeführt und enthusiastisch gefeiert. Am 28. Mai 1817 ging eine Umarbeitung des Stückes unter großem Beifall in Szene (vgl. MGG XII, 1080).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        De l'expedition d'Annibal en Italie et de la meilleure maniere d'attaquer et de defendre la peninsule italienne. Paris, Firmin Didot freres. 1832. 133 p. + carte depl. de l'Italie. // Relie ensemble avec: 1) Montlosier: Les Jesuites, les Congregations et le parti pretre en 1827. / 2) Chateaubriand: De la restauration et de la monarchie elective ou reponse a l'interpellation de quelques journaux sur mon refus de servir le nouveau gouvernement, 1831. / 3) Chateaubriand: Remarques sur les affaires du moment,

      1818,. in-8vo, 192 p. / 48 p. / 36 p., reliure en demi-cuir vert legerement frottee, dos lisse orne en or.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Rob Roy

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., 1818 Three volumes. First edition, first printing, with half-titles. Finely bound in three-quarter green morocco and brown marbled boards, horizontal line patterns to the spines in blind, spines ruled and decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt. Very good, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, morocco corners worn, some minor toning to the spines, a hint of rubbing to the boards, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, a few faint and scattered spots to the otherwise bright pages, Vol. II cracked but holding inside the front cover, otherwise secure bindings. Overall, a sturdy and presentable set. Todd & Bowden 112Aa. 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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        An Argument For Construing Largely The Right Of An Appellee Of Murder, To Insist On Trial By Battle - FIRST PRINTING OF THIRD EDITION

      B.R. Howlett, For Baldwin, Cradock, And Joy And Clarke And Sons 1818 - Howlett - for Baldwin, Cradock, Joy and Clarke & sons, London; Author: Kendall, Edward Augustus. An Argument For Construing Largely The Right Of An Appellee Of Murder, To Insist On Trial By Battle: And Also For Abolishing Appeals: With An Appendix, Containing A Report Of A Debate In The House Of Commons, On Abolishing Appeal Of Murder In The British North American Colonies, Etc. Etc, . London: Printed By B.R. Howlett, For Baldwin, Cradock, And Joy And Clarke And Sons, 1818. Subject: Wager Of Battle. An extremely rare first printing of the third edition. Quarter calf (spine and corners). Marbled cloth. Gilt titling to spine. EXCELLENT CONDITION THROUGHOUT. 1st edition. Marbling to paper edges. Binding remains as tight as the day it was printed. Pages are clean - bright - and completely with hardly any foxing. Just a beautiful copy of this extremely rare volume. 307pp - plus advert for other publications by publishers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto the Fourth

      John Murray, London 1818 - TP + [iii]-xiii + [xv] = Contents + half-title + [3]-257, Octavo. Wise, Volume I, pp. 61-62, 64, 66-67 (all quotes below are from Wise). One of ten thousand first edition copies (this count includes all five issues of the first edition, Murray's records do not differentiate by issue). This copy is a rare variant of the First Edition, Second Issue which has the "early or proof copy [of the Dedication] preserved by chance". There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore,There is society where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.(Canto CLXXVIII)The very rare xiii-page dedication (in virtually all copies this ends with p. xv) was included because the printers were under so much pressure to get out copies of the second issue that "every available scrap that could be employed was made use of." Wise notes that he had seen only two such copies and "heard of" two others: one in original boards and three rebound. Of the three rebound copies, two unseen copies were held by American collectors. A very rare variant of a fairly common book. Front free endpaper missing. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Occasional pencil marks and some mild foxing especially to the title page. The unnoted errata in Canto 132 has been corrected in ink by a contemporary hand. A nice copy of a rare book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Blick von erhöhtem in das Tal der Salzach bei Salzburg.

      . Aquarell über Feder in Grau und Bleistift, auf bräunlichem festem Bütten. . 26,2:37 cm. Ein stilistisch und farblich sehr verwandtes Blatt zeigt eine topographisch nicht näher bestimmbare "Hügellandschaft mit Bäumen, Wiese und Hang", ebenfalls in unserem Besitz (vgl. Kat. 105, Nr. 36 und ist mit "29 Aug. 72." datiert.. Bereits im Alter von erst 10 Jahren begann Friedrich Preller, dessen Talent von seinen Eltern gefördert wurde, mit Studien an der Weimarer Zeichenschule. 1818 setzte er bei dessen Direktor, dem Maler und Kunstschriftsteller Heinrich Meyer (1760-1832), einem engen Freund und Mitarbeiter Goethes, seine Malstudien fort. 1821 - er hatte sich Geld durch Kolorieren von Stichen für Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747-1822) verdient - ging er nach Dresden. Hier begann er mit dem Kopieren von Altmeistergemälden aus der Dresdener Galerie. Erste Fahrten mit anderen Kunststudenten zum Studium der Natur in die nähere Umgebung Dresdens folgten. Durch Goethes Vermittlung - Preller war inzwischen dessen Schützling geworden - lernte er auch Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869) kennen, der ihn künstlerisch anleitete. Goethe selbst beauftragte Preller nach dessen erstem Dresden-Aufenthalt, für seine naturwissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen Reinzeichnungen von Wolkenstudien anzufertigen. Mit finanzieller Unterstützung des Großherzogs Karl August konnte Preller nach Antwerpen reisen, wo er 1824-1826 an der Akademie bei Mattheus Ignatius van Bree (1773-1839) seine Studien fortsetzte. Kurz nach seiner Rückkehr ermöglichte ihm jetzt ein Jahresstipendium des Großherzogs 1826-1828 einen Aufenthalt in Mailand, wo er an der Akademie bei Cattaneo studierte. 1828-1831 hielt Preller sich in Rom auf und wurde maßgebend von Joseph Anton Koch (1768-1839), mit dem er Ausflüge in die nähere Umgebung der Stadt unternahm, beeinflußt; daneben hatten die Landschaftsmaler Claude Lorrain (1600-1682), Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) und Gaspard Dughet (1613-175) Vorbildcharakter; die Freundschaft mit Bonaventura Genelli (1798-1868) brachte darüber hinaus Anregungen für seinen Figurenstil. Von Rom aus besuchte Preller Olevano und Neapel. Auch war er rege am deutsch-römischen Kunstleben beteiligt, so war er Gründungsmitglied des römischen Kunstvereins sowie General der Ponte-Molle-Gesellschaft. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Weimar wurde Preller 1832 erst Lehrer an der Zeichenschule, 1844 erfolgte die Ernennung zum Professor und Hofmaler. 1837 unternahm er, zunächst aus gesundheitlichen Gründen, eine erste Reise nach Rügen; 1839, 1847 und zuletzt 1872 folgten weitere - Prellers Nordlandbegeisterung führte ihn 1840 zudem nach Norwegen. Sein Ruf als bedeutender Maler melancholischer nordischer Landschaften und wilder Seestücke wurde dadurch noch ausgebaut. Ein zweiter, fast eineinhalbjähriger Aufenthalt in Italien folgte 1859-1861 - vor Ort wollte er Studien für seinen zweiten berühmten Zyklus der Odyssee-Wandbilder anfertigen, ein Auftrag des Großherzogs. 1868 wurde Preller schließlich Direktor der Weimarer Zeichenschule. Auf seinen wiederholten Reisen nach Italien, dürfte Preller auch über Salzburg gekommen sein. Erstmals wohl 1826, als er gemeinsam mit seinem Malerfreund Adolph Kaiser (1804-1861) nach Mailand reiste.

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        A New Hieroglyphical Bible, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children; Being, a Selection of Some of the Most Useful Lessons and Interesting Narratives, from Genesis to the Revelations... To Which is Added A Sketch of the Life of Our Blessed Saviour, and the Holy Apostles, &c

      Hartford: P. B. Gleason. 1818. Hardcover. Good+. 1818. Hardcover, 12mo. in paper covered leather backed boards. 56pp. with over 200 engravings. Good to good+ copy. Some loss to paper of boards. Rubbing and minor loss to leather backing. Name of former owner on front pastedown. Less than one inch chips on bottom edge of less than five pages, otherwise internally in fine, clean condition. Classic Bible stories and lines told for children with the use of beautifully engraved illustrations. Early American editions of this 19th century children's book are rare on the marketplace, with only 23 listed on OCLC. Digital images available upon request.

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        REPORT OF THE TRIAL OF CHARLES N. BALDWIN, FOR A LIBEL, IN PUBLISHING, IN THE REPUBLICAN CHRONICLE, CERTAIN CHARGES OF FRAUD AND SWINDLING, IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LOTTERIES IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, CONTAINING, THE PUBLICATIONS IN RELATION TO THIS INTERESTING SUBJECT-- THE EVIDENCE-- THE SPEECHES OF THE COUNSEL ON BOTH SIDES, AND THE CHARGE OF HON. C.D. COLDEN, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, TO THE JURY. THE TRIAL COMMENCED ON TUESDAY THE 10TH OF NOVEMBER, AND LASTED UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING 2 O'CLOCK, WHEN THE JURY RETURNED A VERDICT OF "NOT GUILTY." THE WHOLE BEING TAKEN DOWN IN SHORT HAND, AT THE TRIAL, WITH GREAT ACCURACY.

      Printed and Published by C.N. Baldwin,, New York: 1818 - 124pp, spine reinforced. Light tanning and foxing, light accession blindstamp and rubberstamp withdrawal. Title leaf reinforced with tape at blank inner margin. Good+. A classic First Amendment case. Baldwin, editor of the Republican Chronicle in New York City, was indicted for libel after charging that the State-sponsored lottery was rigged. This Report, published after his acquittal, is his sweet revenge, demonstrating that "the honest and unsuspecting people have been swindled almost beyond the possibility of calculation." Moreover, "the fraud was so deeply hid, and artfully played off under the cloak of a benevolent Jew-- and an uncommonly pious Christian-- that both Jews and Christians have been mortified if not disgraced by the trick." The Jew was Naphthali Judah, a prominent New York bookseller, pillar of Congregation Shearith Israel, and Sachem of Tammany Hall. The Christian was the prominent New Yorker John Sickles. The courtroom testimony exposes fraud and skullduggery, and vindicates Baldwin. FIRST EDITION. McCoy, Freedom of the Press B32. Cohen 13269. II Harv. Law Cat. 1009. Marke 1019. Not in Singerman or Rosenbach. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Book of Common Prayer

      George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London 1818 - Unpaginated. Also includes the Psalter or Psalms of David. Contemporary dark green crinkled morocco with a richly gilt spine and boards. Blue marbleized end papers. The work was printed by C. Corral who, a few years later, would produce the charming Diamond Classics editions for William Pickering. INCLUDES A FORE-EDGE PAINTING SHOWING A COUPLE IN A ROWING BOAT ON A RIVER. A very well preserved copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Hieroglyphical Bible, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children; Being, a Selection of Some of the Most Useful Lessons and Interesting Narratives, from Genesis to the Revelations... To Which is Added A Sketch of the Life of Our Blessed Saviour, and the Holy Apostles, &c

      Hartford: P. B. Gleason. 1818. Hardcover. Good+. 1818. Hardcover, 12mo. in paper covered leather backed boards. 56pp. with over 200 engravings. Good to good+ copy. Some loss to paper of boards. Rubbing and minor loss to leather backing. Name of former owner on front pastedown. Less than one inch chips on bottom edge of less than five pages, otherwise internally in fine, clean condition. Classic Bible stories and lines told for children with the use of beautifully engraved illustrations. Early American editions of this 19th century children's book are rare on the marketplace, with only 23 listed on OCLC. Digital images available upon request.

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        Memoir of the War in India,

      London: T. Egerton,, 1818. conducted by General Lord Lake, Commander-in-Chief, and Major-General Sir Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington; from its Commencement in 1803, to its Termination in 1806, on the Banks of the Hyphasis. With Historical Sketches, Topographical Descriptions, and Statistical Observations. Quarto (270 × 203 mm). Contemporary speckled calf neatly rebacked, corners repaired, blue speckled edges. Folding handcoloured engraved map of Hindustan, map of India, 7 hand coloured engraved plates (6 of battle plans). Bookplates on front pastedown and contemporary bookseller's ticket; light offsetting from plates. A very good, well-margined copy. First edition. "[Thorn] began his military education in England, purchasing a cornetcy in 1799 in the 29th light dragoons... and joined the regiment in India. Promoted lieutenant in 1801, he saw much action in the Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803?-6) and distinguished himself in 1803 at the battle of Laswari in which he was also wounded" (ODNB). Memoir of the War in India was written after Thorn had served at Waterloo and retired to his native Germany. Editions in both French and German followed.

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        The Revolt of Islam; a Poem in Twelve Cantos

      London: Printed for C. and J. Ollier, 1818. First edition, revised issue of "Laon and Cythna" with the cancels and new title, this copy with the 1818 date. With a leaf d1 bearing the Pindar quote and "Revolt of Islam" title, lacking blank b2 as usual and the errata leaf at end. Pp. [ii], v-xxxii, [2], 270, errata. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half black morocco, marbled boards. Some rubbing, upper joint starting, some offsetting and spotting , else very good from the library of James Lorimer Graham with his bookplate. James Lorimer Graham was the fourth Duke and seventh Marquis of Montrose. At this time he was the Marquis of Graham. He was a statesman, serving as privy councillor, a commissioner of the India board, lord steward of the queen's household, chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, postmaster-general where he was involved in several important changes including the Electric Telegraphs Bill which put the telegraphic communication system in the hands of the post office and also Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.

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        Collection de 60 sections transversales de bois des essences forestières les plus importantes à l'usage des élèves de l'École Forestrière de Nancy. Nancy, N. Gosjean, [ca. 1870/80]. 24mo (13 x 10 cm). With 60 paper folders, each containing a paper-thin cross-cut wood sample of a different species of tree. Together with the 4 text leaves in the publisher's original half red morocco box, in a matching black cloth slip-case.

      Cf. Arnold Arboretum I, p. 521 (Stuttgart eds.); Kew Gardens on-line catalogue (Stuttgart ed.). A rare and remarkable set of paper-thin wood samples, cross-cut to show the grain of the wood, as well as the colour, structure, etc. Each is mounted in a paper folder with an oval window and the Latin name of the species on a small printed label. The preliminary leaves provide a title-page, half-title, a note on the collection by A. Mathieu and a numbered list (in alphabetical order by the Latin names) of the 60 species included, with their French names. The species have been chosen to include those most useful to forestry students at Nancy.Nördlinger (1818-1897) published a set of 1100 such samples in 11 boxes at Stuttgart in the years 1856-1888, and also published a similar box with 50 samples from German trees in 1884. Like the larger collection, this even rarer French collection has the folder for the first sample stamped with a notice of Nördlinger's medals at the 1851 and 1862 London exhibitions, and it is clear he supplied the samples for the present French collection. It must have been published after 1862, but probably before Nördlinger became professor at the University of Tübingen in 1881.A complete set in very good condition, with only an occasional break in a wood sample. A rare and fascinating collection of wood samples for students.

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        The Revolt of Islam; a Poem, in Twelve Cantos

      London: For C. and J. Ollier, Welbeck Street, 1818. First edition, second issue, with correctly dated title, a cancel; errata leaf (b2) bound at end of volume rather than after title (replacing missing blank leaf); fly-title correctly bound as d1. [2], [v]-xxxi, [xxxii, blank] [xxxiii, fly title, verso blank], [1]-270, [1, errata] pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-3/4 x 5-5/8 inches: 223 x 144 mm.). Full brown levant morocco, gilt fillet borders, spine gilt, t.e.g., other edges uncut. Repaired tear in c7. Bookplate of George Clinton Fairchild Williams and morocco book label of Blairhame. A tall, uncut, complete copy, including the rare fly-title with the Greek epigram from Pindar and the errata leaf, one-half inch taller than typical bound copies.A fine copy with distinguished provenance.

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        Den Stormaegtigste Konges, Kong Frederik den Sjettes . . . og Den Stormaegtigste Dronning, Dronning Marie Sophie Frederikes . . . hellige og høitidelige Salvings-Akt i Frederiksborg Slotskirke den 31te Julii 1815

      Copenhagen: trykt i det Schultziske Officin, 1818 - An account of the ceremony held in the palace church at Frederiksborg on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of King Frederik VI and Queen Marie First edition. Folio. 4 engraved illustrations of scenes from the church ceremony. [6], 88 pages. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt with green morocco lettering piece, light wear, few stains on front cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Visit to South Africa,

      , 1818 1818. LATROBE, Christian 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. [viii], 406 pp. Illustrated with one folding map, 16 engraved plates, of which 12 are hand-coloured aquatints. 4to., 265 x 210 mm, bound in contemporary calf, rebacked with matching calf, red morocco spine label. London: L.B. Seeley, 1818. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of one of the most attractive colour plate books devoted to South Africa. The author was a missionary who was sent out to visit the settlements at Genadendal and Groenekloof. He traveled through a large part of the country up as far as the Little Fish River. The beautiful aquatint plates, several drawn by R. Cocking, are engraved after sketches made by Latrobe on the spot. Some foxing, but overall an acceptable copy. Abbey, Travel 325. Tooley 292. Prideaux p. 240, 342.

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        Practical Chess Exercises;

      London: for T. and J. Allman,, 1818. Intended as a sequel to the Practical Chess Grammar; containing various openings, games and situations, with instructions & remarks on the principal moves of each party; for the use of those who have already a knowledge of the game. Octavo in half-sheets. Original drab boards, printed paper label to spine, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, largely unopened. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title page in red and black, profuse woodcut chess diagrams to the text. Small inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities bumped, bookplate removed from pastedown, top edge dusty, some leaves faintly soiled towards edges. A very good copy, complete with one leaf of publisher's advertisements to rear. First edition, first impression. Scarce in commerce and highly uncommon institutionally, with Copac giving two copies only in the UK (British Library and the Bodleian) and OCLC adding the National Library of Wales and 17 further locations worldwide. Kenny (1788-1867) was a prominent educationalist who, in addition to compiling revised editions of several existing textbooks, such as Hamel's Universal French Grammar and Godwin's History of England, also produced several original works, including Kenny's School Geography (1856); his Practical Chess Grammar was published in 1817 and went through several editions, including a German translation published in Leipzig in 1821.

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        The Holy Bible, According to the Authorized Version; With Notes, Axplanatory and Practical; Taken Principally from the Most Eminent Writers of the United Church of England and Ireland

      New York: T. and J. Swords, 1818. First American edition. 2 vols. Thick 4to. Mid-19th century black morocco, gilt with name Susan Sitgreaves. Extremities lightly rubbed. Modern bookplate on front pastedowns. Light scattered foxing, primarily confined to outer leaves. Very good. First American edition of this expansive Bible with commentary. It was originally prepared and arranged, for British publication, by the Revs. George D'Oyly and Richard Mant under the direction of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. A nice copy in a contemporary American binding.

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        A Catalogue of Manuscripts, Formerly in the Possession of Francis Hargrave, now Deposited in the British Museum

      London: Printed by G. Woodfall, 1818. FIRST EDITION. 4to. [iv], 188 pp. Original drab boards (a little worn, expertly rebacked). Edges uncut and partially unopened. Ex-libris stamps in blind from the (now-defunct) Theological Institute of Connecticut. Some minor spotting, but overall in very good condition, the paper quite crisp. First Edition. Highly interesting catalogue of the legal manuscripts collected by Francis Hargrave (1741-1821). In 1813 Hargrave's collection of 499 manuscripts, together with his library of books, was purchased for £8,000 for the British nation by a vote of the House of Commons. The catalogue describes the manuscript portion of the Hargrave collection. Hargrave was the most prominent of the five advocates who appeared on behalf of James Somersett in the case which determined, in 1772, the legal status of slaves in England. This was Hargrave's first trial and secured his reputation as one of most brilliant advocates of his day. Thereafter, he specialised in legal history and commentary, and published many works of legal history. Meanwhile, he quietly amassed a substantial collection of legal books and manuscripts. Our copy contains a 3-page presentation letter from Rev. Josiah Forshall, at that time Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum, to the "Lord Bishop of London" (i.e. Charles James Blomfield). On page 3 Forshall inscribes "a list of such books as you are entitled to from this place in virtue of your office." The present volume is included in Forshall's bespoke list. Several copies of the catalogue are currently on the market; besides ours, all are in objectional condition.

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        Große Eiche an einem Abhang.

      . Pinsel in Braun, braun laviert, über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, rechts unten signiert "F. Preller". 19,7:26,8 cm.. Bereits im Alter von erst 10 Jahren begann Friedrich Preller, dessen Talent von seinen Eltern gefördert wurde, mit Studien an der Weimarer Zeichenschule. 1818 setzte er bei dessen Direktor, dem Maler und Kunstschriftsteller H. Meyer (1760-1832), einem engen Freund und Mitarbeiter Goethes, seine Malstudien fort. 1821 - er hatte sich Geld durch Kolorieren von Stichen für F.J.J. Bertuch (1747-1822) verdient - ging er nach Dresden. Hier begann er mit dem Kopieren von Altmeistergemälden aus der Dresdener Galerie. Erste Fahrten mit anderen Kunststudenten zum Studium der Natur in die nähere Umgebung Dresdens folgten. Durch Goethes Vermittlung - Preller war inzwischen dessen Schützling geworden - lernte er auch C.G. Carus (1789-1869) kennen, der ihn künstlerisch anleitete. Goethe selbst beauftragte Preller nach dessen erstem Dresden-Aufenthalt, für seine naturwissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen Reinzeichnungen von Wolkenstudien anzufertigen. Mit finanzieller Unterstützung des Großherzogs Karl August konnte Preller nach Antwerpen reisen, wo er 1824-1826 an der Akademie bei M.I. van Bree (1773-1839) seine Studien fortsetzte. Kurz nach seiner Rückkehr ermöglichte ihm jetzt ein Jahresstipendium des Großherzogs 1826-1828 einen Aufenthalt in Mailand, wo er an der Akademie bei Cattaneo studierte. 1828-1831 hielt Preller sich in Rom auf und wurde maßgebend von J.A. Koch (1768-1839), mit dem er Ausflüge in die nähere Umgebung der Stadt unternahm, beeinflußt; daneben hatten die Landschaftsmaler Cl. Lorrain (1600-1682), N. Poussin (1594-1665) und G. Dughet (1613-175) Vorbildcharakter; die Freundschaft mit B. Genelli (1798-1868) brachte darüber hinaus Anregungen für seinen Figurenstil. Von Rom aus besuchte Preller Olevano und Neapel. Auch war er rege am deutsch-römischen Kunstleben beteiligt, so war er Gründungsmitglied des römischen Kunstvereins sowie General der Ponte-Molle-Gesellschaft. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Weimar wurde Preller 1832 erst Lehrer an der Zeichenschule, 1844 erfolgte die Ernennung zum Professor und Hofmaler. 1837 unternahm er, zunächst aus gesundheitlichen Gründen, eine erste Reise nach Rügen; 1839, 1847 und zuletzt 1872 folgten weitere - Prellers Nordlandbegeisterung führte ihn 1840 zudem nach Norwegen. Sein Ruf als bedeutender Maler melancholischer nordischer Landschaften und wilder Seestücke wurde dadurch noch ausgebaut. Ein zweiter, fast eineinhalbjähriger Aufenthalt in Italien folgte 1859-1861 - vor Ort wollte er Studien für seinen zweiten berühmten Zyklus der Odyssee-Wandbilder anfertigen, ein Auftrag des Großherzogs. 1868 wurde Preller schließlich Direktor der Weimarer Zeichenschule.

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        Archiv des Heiligen Bundes - Enthaltend die denselben betreffenden Aktenstücke, Literatur, Nachrichten und Urtheile -2 Hefte in einem Buch. Herausgegeben von zwey Freunden.

      München, Thienemann, 1818.. Erstauflage, EA X, 332 Seiten kl. 8°, Halbleder. sehr schöne alte Privatbindung, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, erster Teil zweisprachig Stiftungsurkunde des Heiligen Bundes - französisch - Deutsch, guter Zustand

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        The Angler's Vade Mecum, Containing A Descriptive Account of the Water Flies, Their Seasons, and the Kind of Weather That Brings Them Most on the Water ... To Which is Added A Description of the Different Baits Used in Angling, and Where Found

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co, 1818. First edition. 12 hand-colored plates. vii, [i], [1]-128 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later nineteenth century half morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., by Tout. Fine. One hundred and ninety-four examples of flies, arranged under the months from May to September and colored by hand.

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        The Art of Swimming; a Series of Practical Instructions ? To which is added, Dr. Franklin's Treatise, also, some anecdotes respecting swimming ?

      New York: Published by P.W. Gallaudet, 49 Fulton-St. Birch and Kelley, Printers, 1818. First American edition. With 12 copper-engraved plates. xiv, 72 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-1/8 x 5-/14 in.). Half contemporary calf and marbled boards. Ex-Library Company stamp and presentation on ffep, "Presented to the Library of Philadelpia by a native of Philadelphia July 18, 1819 C.G.". Swimming in America Early American illustrated book on swimming. Very rare, with most copies (including the Library of Congress copy) incomplete.

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        The Holy Bible, According to the Authorized Version; With Notes, Axplanatory and Practical; Taken Principally from the Most Eminent Writers of the United Church of England and Ireland

      New York: T. and J. Swords, 1818. First American edition. 2 vols. Thick 4to. Mid-19th century black morocco, gilt with name Susan Sitgreaves. Extremities lightly rubbed. Modern bookplate on front pastedowns. Light scattered foxing, primarily confined to outer leaves. Very good. First American edition of this expansive Bible with commentary. It was originally prepared and arranged, for British publication, by the Revs. George D'Oyly and Richard Mant under the direction of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. A nice copy in a contemporary American binding.

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        Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a Voyage to and from that Country, in the Years 1816 and 1817.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1818 - Quarto (Pages: 285 x 215 mm) collating: xvi, 420; complete with errata slip and nineteen plates (8 hand-colored) and four maps (three of which are folding). Sold at Robert Southey's sale (Sotheby's May 8, 1844) and again at the William Harris Arnold sale (The Anderson Galleries Nov. 10-11, 1924). A Fine, uncut copy in an early chintz cloth binding with paper spine label. The odd spot to one of the pages, but generally an excellent, clean copy. Autograph note in Southey's hand "Robert Southey. 15 Aug. 1818. From the Publisher.". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE MILITARY COSTUME OF TURKEY; ILLUSTRATED BY A SERIES OF ENGRAVINGS, FROM DRAWINGS MADE ON THE SPOT

      London: printed by W. Lewis for Thomas M'Lean [McLean], 1818. First Edition, Thus. Full Leather. Folio. Large folio with 31 hand-colored engravings; bound in maroon straight-grained morocco with bold gold rolls around the perimeters of the boards and large central wreath; sympathetically rebacked with gold stamped spine label; part of the decoration near the spine on the back board was damaged; early damp-staining to the boards, endpapers and the very edges of a few plates (heavier to the frontispiece and vignette title and last two plates); despite this it is a very presentable copy with nearly all of the plates being either clean or having a light tideline on one or two edges of the page, approximately 1/4?" (5mm) and does not distract for the image. Please email if you wish to view more images than are attached to this listing.

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        Northanger Abbey: and Persuasion

      John Murray 1818 - Complete in four volumes, first impression, beautiful new quarter-morocco binding, untrimmed pages, housed together in matching cloth slipcase with gilt lettered morocco spine label. Each book is complete with title page, half-title page, volume one has the 10 page biographical note and 3 page postscript complete at the front. General browning to the pages, otherwise tidy with no inscriptions. Absolutely lovely, the binding and slip-case are so well crafted and really do the quality and rarity of the books justice. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Primavesi").

      Darmstadt, 2. VII. 1818. - ¾ S. 4to. An die Gebrüder Wilmans in Frankfurt: "Ich zeige Ihnen hierdurch an, daß alles fertig ist und daß also von dieser Seite dem baldigen Erscheinen des ganzen Werkes nichts im Wege steht. Ich habe demnach für die 20 Platten (denn für die 4 ersten verlange ich nichts) die Unterschriften, jede mit f. 2 ausgelegt, und das für die gleich anfangs gemachten Abdrucke dazugegebene Papier beträgt f. 6. - Mein Guthaben beträgt daher f. 46 [.]". - Johann Georg Primavesi arbeitete zunächst als Theatermaler in Mannheim, ging dann ans Darmstädter Hoftheater und stand zu jener Zeit im Austausch mit Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 1822 wechselte er als Hofmaler zum Kurfürsten von Hessen-Kassel, wo er bis zu seinem Lebensende blieb. Primavesi erstellte für das Theater zahlreiche Kulissen und Prospekte, daneben schuf er Radierungen und Aquarelle mit Landschaftsmotiven. - Mit starken Randläsuren und einigen größeren Randeinrissen.

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        The Navigator, containing directions for navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers; with an Ample Account of these much admired waters.to which is added An Appendix, containing an Account of Louisiana and of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, as discovered by the Voyage under Capts. Lewis and Clark - Tenth Edition, 1818

      Cramer & Spear, Pittsburgh 1818 - 10th Edition, 1818. 8vo, original half leather and marbled boards, 304 pp., with strip river maps and maps of Pittsburgh and the Falls of the Ohio. Good to very good copy, some dryness and rubbing to spine and corner leather, but joints and inner hinges sound, contents very good, brighter and less foxing than usually found, ownership signature of Harmon Pumpelly of Owego NY plus his name stamp. First blank has a chunk of paper missing from its lower corner, about a third of the entire page, otherwise, contents very good, unmarked. The original owner, Pumpelly (1795 - 1882) is described as follows in a historical website on Schenectady and region: 'He was an omniverous reader, and from every book he gleaned some useful knowledge, laying it by for future service. Among other accomplishments of a practical kind he gained a knowledge of surveying, and at the age of twenty-one was found in that occupation in connection with his brother James, who had charge of the extensive Harper and Caton estates in the vicinity of Tioga county, New York. His energy of character and spirit of enterprise soon led him beyond the routine of surveying. He threw into everything he did his habits of promptness, forethought and integrity, and almost everything he touched prospered. Much of his time in those years having been occupied as land agent for several large capitalists of New York City, he began the purchase and sale of lands on his own account, and thus laid the foundation of his large fortune. Together with his brothers he dealt in lumber and cattle, always displaying unusual tact, and not infrequently clearing goodly sums in his transactions. He was made president of the board of trustees of Owego in 1835, and so long as he remained there was the foremost man of the place. He was captain of a cavalry company noted for the beautiful uniforms they wore and the fine horses they rode; before this he was lieutenant of riflemen.' Early edition of this essential boatman's guide to Pittsburgh's rivers and the Ohio from Pittsburgh to the Mississippi. Editions from 1808 on contained an account of the Lewis and Clark expedition; Cramer published Patrick Gass's account in 1807. Housed in red cloth slipcase and additional half pebbled brown morocco slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Practical Chess Exercises; Intended as a sequel to the Practical Chess Grammar; containing various openings, games and situations, with instructions & remarks on the principal moves of each party; for the use of those who have already a knowledge of the game.

      London: for T. and J. Allman, 1818 - Octavo in half-sheets. Original drab boards, printed paper label to spine, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, largely unopened. Small inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities bumped, bookplate removed from pastedown, top edge dusty, some leaves faintly soiled towards edges. A very good copy, complete with one leaf of publisher's advertisements to rear. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title page in red and black, profuse woodcut chess diagrams to the text. First edition, first impression. Scarce in commerce and highly uncommon institutionally, with Copac giving two copies only in the UK (British Library and the Bodleian) and OCLC adding the National Library of Wales and 17 further locations worldwide. Kenny (1788-1867) was a prominent educationalist who, in addition to compiling revised editions of several existing textbooks, such as Hamel's Universal French Grammar and Godwin's History of England, also produced several original works, including Kenny's School Geography (1856); his Practical Chess Grammar was published in 1817 and went through several editions, including a German translation published in Leipzig in 1821. Whyld & Ravilious 1818:5 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Complete History of Connecticut Civil and Ecclesiastical, From the Emigration Of Its First Planters, From England, in the Year 1630 , to the Year 1764; And To the Close of the Indian Wars In Two Volumes

      Matlby, Goldsmith and Co. and Samuel Wadsworth,, New Haven: 1818 - Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good- condition bound in contemporary full leather (calf) covered boards with black and red leather spine labels with gilt text. The leather joints for both volumes are rubbed and worn with the front joint of volume 2 beginning to show separation at its lower half. The hinges for both remain tight and strong. The end sheets show general age toning. The contents of both volumes are in very good condition with foxing or age toning and with a prior owner's name on the first free end page of volume I. It is probably that these two volumes have been married as volume 1 is bound in plain calf with stamped leather labels. Volume 2 is in old tree calf with near matching leather labels with the gilt text done by hand. Volume I contains 563 pages of text (with the last page misnumbered "567") and volume II contains 548 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author as called for. Volume I was first published in 1797 and reprinted in 1798. Volume II was not published until 1818 making this set the first publication of both volumes. (Howes T-366, Evans 32942) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA]
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        Almanach de la Cour, de la Ville et des Départemens pour l'année 1818

      Janet, Janet et Cotelle, Paris 1818 - In-18 (123 x 72 mm), maroquin à long grain rouge, dos lisse orné, filet or et dentelle autour des plats, dentelle sur les coupes et intérieure, doublure et garde de soie verte, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Armes de Louis XVIII gravées sur la page de titre. Sans les 4 portraits annoncés. (3 feuillets de calendrier sont collés entre eux, quelques menus frottements, rousseurs). // 18o (123 x 72 mm), red long-grained morocco, smooth spine tooled, fillet and dentelle border on covers, dentelle on turns-in and inside, green silk linings and end-papers, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Arms of Louis XVIII engraved on title page. Without the 4 announced portraits. (3 leaves of calendar are pasted together, some minor rubbings, brownings).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Rural Residences, Consisting of A Series of Design for Cottages, Decorated Cottages, Small Villas, and Other Ornamental Buildings, Accompanied by Hints on Situation, Construction, Arrangement and Decoration, in the Theory & Practice of Rural Architecture; Interspersed with Some Observations on Landscape Gardening

      London: Printed for R. Ackermann by J. Diggins, 1818. First edition, with Ackermann catalogue. 27 hand-colored aquatints. 1 vols. 4to. Quarter antique calf and boards, uncut. Very pretty. Papworth (1775-1847) was an architect, artist, and founding member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He popularised the rustic "cottage ornée" style.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea

      , 1818 1818. HALL, Captain Basil. Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea [sic] and the great Loo-Choo Island; with an Appendix containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices. xv, [1], 222, [2], cxxx, [72] pp. Illustrated with 5 engraved maps, two of which are folding and 10 engraved plates 8 of which are coloured aquatint. 4to., 270 x 207 mm, bound in nineteenth-century full black morocco by J. Adams Bindery. London: John Murray, 1818. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. In 1815 Hall was appointed to the Lyra and ordered to China with Lord Amherst's embassy. His account of that journey, and his explorations in the little-known East China and the Yellow Seas, visiting Okinawa (Loo-Choo Island) is described in the present volume, and illustrated with ten engraved plates and five maps, executed after drawings by Hall, William Havell, and C.W. Browne, mid-shipman. "Korea had been sketchily explored by Europeans, but it was not until the 'Alceste' and 'Lyra' expedition in 1816-17 that detailed information was obtained about the Ryukyus" (Hill). It was on the return voyage that Captain Hall had his famous interview with Napoleon, at St. Helena. Hinges rubbed. Hill 134. Prideaux 251 & 338. Tooley 241. Abbey, Travel 558 (with reproductions). Cordier IV 3009. Not in Cox, Colas or Lipperheide.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        The Travels of Marco Polo, a Venetian, in the thirteenth Century: being a description, by that Early Traveller, of Remarkable Places and Things, in the Eastern Parts of the World

      London: Printed for the Author by Cox and Baylis. Sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818. First English language edition.. Hardback. 4to. (10.75 x 8.75 inches). pp.lxxx, 781, (1) errata, (1) advert. Fold-out engraved map. Contemporary half calf, gilt, faded to spine, rubbed, over marbled boards, rubbed and scuffed, part torn off at rear cover (4 x 2.5 inches maximum). Trifle nibbling to outer joints, with similar to gutter or inner hinge at front. Endpapers spotted. Armorial plate to front pastedown. Map trifle browned, some off-setting. No half-title. Trifle occasional light spotting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. NOT Ex-library. A Very Good copy indeed. Heavy book, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. Courier in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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