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        Histoire Naturelle des Orangers

      Paris: Imprimerie de Mme. Hérissant le Doux, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi [-], First edition 1818 - "Pp. (iv), 280, with 109 fine stipple-engraved plates printed in colors and finished by hand, with occasional touches of gum arabic, after Poiteau, by V. Bonnefoi, Chailly, Dien, Gabriel, Legrand, T. Susémihl and Texier. Contemporary light brown calf, neatly rebacked with spine laid on, the covers with a wide decorative border elaborately tooled in gilt and blind, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with repeat overall tooling, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, folio (338 x 252 mm). The title displays the wood-engraved arms of the Duchesse de Berry; there is a two page dedication to the Duchesse de Berry in the frontis matter. A very important monograph on citrus fruit; the work depicts an amazing variety of oranges, limes, lemons and the precursor of the grapefruit - many images show the complete fruit as well as the cross-section. It was this work that Sacheverell Sitwell, writing in Great Flower Books (1990), rates as highly as anything by Redouté, Prévost or van Spaëndonck. He describes Risso and Poiteau's work in glowing terms as "a Hesperidean holiday among orange and citrus groves, for it contains exquisite drawings of every known variety of orange, lemon, and grape fruit fruits that hang from the leaves like suns and moons, with every kind of rind, and shaped like gourds or pitchers or again, authentic globes of fire, whether pale, as of moonlight, or red-gold like the sun but half-hidden, as in poetry, in its own green shade. A beautiful and inspiring work " (p. 22-23). For further information, see Nissen BBI 1640; Oak Spring Pomona 76 and Stafleu and Cowan 9248." Some occasional light marginal foxing to parts of text, verso of some plates are lightly browned, heavier browning or spotting to six plates only, calf binding with slight edge wear and a few old mars, a tight, clean copy in very good condition in an attractive period binding.

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq., and Plebelan Politics

      - Manchester - J. Slack and T. Sowler, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fantastic collection of satirical character sketches and images from the 'Lancashire Hogarth'. Including John Collier's miscellaneous works, 'containing his view of the Lancashire dialect, with large additions and improvements: also, his poem of the flying dragon and the man of Heaton; together with other whimsical amusements in prose and verse. To which is added a life of the author'. Bound in with Robert Walker's 'Plebelan Politics, or The Principles and Practices of certain Mole-Eyed Maniacs Vulgarly Called Warrites. By way of Dialogue betwixt two Lancashire Clowns. Together with Several Fugitive Pieces by Tim Bobbin the Second'. Featuring a frontispiece to each title, and numerous further plates featuring Collier and Walker's humorous illustrations and caricatures. Binder's label of T. Sowler, Manchester, to front pastedown. John Collier, [pseud. Tim Bobbin] (17081786), satirist and caricaturist. In 1746 there appeared under the name Tim Bobbin, Collier's first and most famous work, A View of the Lancashire Dialect, or, Tummus and Mary, the earliest significant piece of Lancashire dialect to be published. Subsequently expanded to include a glossary, illustrations, and other material, it went through seven editions in his own lifetime and was prolifically pirated both before and after his death. Collier now developed his trade as a painter, increasingly with the help of his sons, producing inn signs, painted panels, and grotesque caricatures which were widely distributed, reaching the American colonies via a Liverpool merchant. He promoted and distributed his own work, travelling all over northern England collecting and delivering orders and commissions for books and pictures and consuming the proceeds as he went. In 1773 was published his Human Passions Delineated, an upmarket edition of his caricatures which acted as a catalogue, in which he described himself as the Lancashire Hogarth. Two local radicals, Robert Walker (writing as Tim Bobbin the Second in 1796) and James Butterworth (as Paul Bobbin in 1819), later attempted to appropriate his reputation to the radical cause. DNBCondition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally sound although rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean aside from some very slight marginal age-toning with just a few scattered spots, and some off-setting from the text. Copperplate ink signature to recto of frontispiece and title of Miscellaneous Works. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Die Sängerfahrt. Eine Neujahrsgabe für Freunde der Dichtkunst und Mahlerey, mit Beyträgen von Gesammelt von Friedrich Förster aus dem Osterlande. Mit Kupfern aus dem Danziger Gemälde: Das jüngste Gericht

      Berlin, Maurersche Buchhandlung, 1818. - Anthologie aus der Hochzeit der deutschen Romantik mit zahlreichen Beiträgen (Romanzen, Balladen, Erzählungen, Lieder, Geistliche Lieder) unter anderem von Ludwig Tieck, Wilheln von Schütz, Max von Schenkendorf, Clemenz Brentano, Karl Förster, Johann Georg Friedrich Messerschmidt, August Bercht, Achim von Arnim, Adelbert von Chamisso, den Brüdern Grimm, Wilhelm Müller, Otto von Loeben, Christian August Gebauer. de 1200 Sehr gutes Exemplar des in der Originalausgabe sehr seltenen Bandes; Einband allenfalls leicht berieben; Seiten partiell etwas gebräunt bzw. fleckig; erste Seiten (I - XX) sowie eine Tafel mit größerer Bräunung am unteren Rand; eine Tafel am seitlichen Rand etwas knapper beschnitten; Titelblatt mit altem Gutsstempel. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). XX, 275 S. Marmorierter Pbd. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf grünem Rückenschild. Mit ganzseitigem gestochenen Frontispiz sowie 16 ganz- bzw. mehrseitigen Kupfertafeln (eine davon mehrfach gefaltet). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Chez Pillet - Chez Arthus Bertrand, Paris 1818 - RO40202920: 130 + 402 pages pour le tome I, 552 pages pour le tome II, 512 pages pour le tome IV, 468 pages pour le tome V, et 475 pages pour le tome VI. Tome III manquant. Tome I illustré d'une carte en noir et blanc sur grande planche dépliable. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en pages de titre. 1er plat du tome i abîmé. Dos du tome IV refait (consolidé) avec une trace de colle. 3e édition revue et considérablement augmentée, Par l'Abbé Grosier. Ouvrage qui contient la description topographique des quinze provinces de la Chine, celle de la Tartarie, des îles et des divers Etats tributaires qui en dependent. le nombre de ses villes. le tableau de sa population. les trois règnes de son histoire naturelle, rassemblés et donnés pour la première fois avec quelque étendue. et l'exposé de toutes les connoissances acquises et parvenues jusqu'ici en Europe sur le gouvernement, la religion, les lois, les moeurs, les usages, les sciences et les arts des Chinois. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 951-Chine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Otis on the Infamous Hartford Convention: "We Ought Not Be Indifferent to The Effects Of An Erroneous Public Opinion On This Subject, Upon The Present Age & Upon Posterity "

      Boston 1818 - Autograph Letter Signed, to George Bliss. Boston, October 20, 1818. 1 p. With integral address leaf. The presiding officer of the infamous Hartford Convention endeavors to clear the names of its Federalist creators. "It has occurred to me, that justice to the states represented in the late Hartford Convention, seems to require that the private journal of their proceedings, should be deposited in some place, to which access may be had.we ought indifferent to the effects of an erroneous public opinion on this subject, upon the present age & upon posterity."Historical BackgroundThe Hartford Convention (December 15, 1814 to January 4, 1815) was a meeting of legislators and New England Federalists, who discussed how the United States could address grievances of the northern states. Unhappy with Jefferson's Embargo and other continuing trade policies, The New England states refused to turn control of their militias to the national government in 1814 when threatened with invasion, and did not support loans to the federal government or conscription. The more radical Federalists even considered a separate peace with Great Britain. Rumors circulated outside the meeting that the delegates were planning to secede from the U.S. - a proposal raised by the extremist faction but rejected by the majority. Instead, the convention drafted a set of proposed changes to the U.S. constitution and laws, such as prohibiting embargos longer than 60 days, and requiring a two-thirds majority in Congress to declare war. These resolutions were rendered irrelevant by the Treaty of Ghent, signed on December 24, which ended the war. But the rumors of the convention's disloyalty to the U.S. harmed the reputation of the Federalist Party, which ceased to be an important political force.Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848), appointed by President Washington U.S. district attorney for Massachusetts (1796); elected as a Federalist to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses (1797-1801); appointed district attorney for Mass. by President John Adams (1801-2); member and speaker of the State house of representatives 1802-1805; member State senate 1805-1813, 1814-1817, and its president 1805-1806, 1808-1811; overseer of Harvard University 1810-1823; delegate to the Hartford convention in 1814; judge of the court of common pleas 1814-1818; elected as a Federalist to the U. S. Senate (1817-1822), unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Boston 1822 and for governor of Massachusetts 1823; fellow of Harvard University 1823-1825; mayor of Boston 1829-1832 (excerpted from Otis made a fortune developing Beacon Hill. His home is now Otis House Museum, a National Historic Landmark, designed by Charles Bulfinch.

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        Minerva. Ensayo político sobre el Reyno [Reino] de Nueva España, sacado del que publicó en francés Alexandro de Humboldt, por Pedro María de Olive.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Núñez / Ibarra Impresor de Cámara, 1818 - En 2 tomos de -12 x 19-. T. I: 418 págs. T. II: 462 págs. + 1 h. Enc. en pasta española de época, pero con distintos adornos en el lomo. 1.ª edición en castellano. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus.

      London: John Murray, 1818. - The First British Edition. In four volumes: Vol. I, xii+473 pp. with engraved folded map; Vol II, 490 pp. with a second engraved folded map; Vol. III, viii+411 pp.; and Vol. IV, vii+489 pp. Contemporary full dark-blue polished calf, five panelled spines with raised bands, highly gilt panels and gilt titles. Marbled foreedges. All four volumes have, on the front pastedown, a bookplate, with crest for Robert Quin Alexander, Acton House. This family owned Acton House in Co. Armagh, north of Newry.

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        RURAL RESIDENCES, Consisting of a series of Designs 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; intersperced with some observations on Landscape Gardening by . Author of Essay on Dry Rot, &c.

      R. Ackerman,, London: 1818 - Imperial 8vo, pp. [109]. Illustrated with 27 colored aquatint plates. Bound in contemporary diced calf, later leather back, rubbed, inner joints strengthened, some foxing and minor soiling. Clean fresh sheets and bright plates. Bookplates on front paste down, another removed from front free end paper. Abbey, Life 45; Tooley 359; Archer, 246.2; Colvin, p. 437. Papworth (1775-1847)was architect of the Duke of Wurtemberg, and worked at Claremont, Alton Towers, Kew Priory and elsewhere as designer of gardens and furnisher of ornamental buildings. In this beautifully illustrated book he demonstrates that even a modest cottage could be made beautiful with the application of the principles of proportion and form [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. Translated from the Italian, with Notes, by William Marsden, F.R.S. &c. With a Map.

      Printed for the Author, by Cox and Baylis, London 1818 - RARE first edition of the English translation, printed for the author, of the celebrated travels of Marco Polo (1254-1324), a Venetian merchant traveler, whose recorded travels did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. 215x280mm. LXXX+781 pages. Brown rebound Hardcover. Cover and spine slightly worn. Cover corners slightly bumped, front cover bottom corner worn. Spine edges bumped. Cover bottom edge slightly water-stained. Gilt title sticker on spine. Few small wormholes on spine hinges. Grease stain on front inner cover bottom edge. Stamp on title page. Fixed inner spine of first and last few pages. First five pages worn and partly fixed with tape. Pages yellowing, mildly age-stained and mildly wavy. Fold-out map age-stained with two small tears (nothing missing). [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare book, with mild age-damage, is still in fine reading condition. The book is in : English [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Descrizione dell'Etna con la storia delle Eruzioni e il catalogo dei prodotti.

      Palermo, presso Lorenzo Dato 1818 - In 8vo; pp. XVI, 256. In fine 5 tavole più volte spieghevoli: Carta dell'Etna, Veduta dell'Etna da Catania, Faraglioni ed Isola dei Ciclopi, Montagna della Motta, Veduta da Catania dell'Eruzione del 1787 la notte del 18 luglio. Tracce di umido. Legatura coeva stanca in mezza pelle con angoli, piatto anteriore staccato. Ristampa riveduta della prima edizione stampata a Catania nel 1793. Mira I, pag.350; Narbone III, pag.142: "In questa seconda edizione rifonde e corregge quanto aveva scritto nella prima: nel discorso preliminare vi dà giudizio di quanti l'avevano preceduto in tale trattazione"; Moncada Lo Giudice, 813:"Ferrara fu professore di fisica-matematica e di storia naturale all'Università di Catania di cui divenne Rettore e Regio Istoriografo. Strinse amicizia con lo Spallanzani e il Dolomieu". Raro. 1 foto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descrizione dell'Etna con la storia delle Eruzioni e il catalogo dei prodotti dell'Abate Francesco Ferrara

      Lorenzo Dato, Palermo 1818 - in 8° - pp.XVI + 256 - Tela con titolo in oro al dorso - 5 tavole più volte ripiegate: Carta dell'Etna, Veduta dell'Etna da Catania, Faraglioni ed Isola dei Ciclopi, Montagna della Motta, Veduta da Catania dell'Eruzione del 1787 la notte del 18 luglio - Fioriture. Strappetto alla seconda carta riparato sul retro con scotch - 5 tavole più volte ripiegate: Carta dell'Etna, Veduta dell'Etna da Catania, Faraglioni ed Isola dei Ciclopi, Montagna della Motta, Veduta da Catania dell'Eruzione del 1787 la notte del 18 luglio - Libro usato

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        The Quarterly Review

      46 - London- John Murray 1818 - Twenty-six volumes of the literary andpolitical periodical, theQuarterly Review. Comprising: volumes 18 (October 1817 and May 1818) to 23 (May and July 1820), 56 (April and July 1836) to 58 (February and April 1837), 62 (June and October 1838) to 78 (June and September 1846). The Quarterly Review was a literary and political periodical founded in March 1809 by the well known London publishing house John Murray. It ceased publication in 1967. Initially, the Quarterly was set up primarily to counter the influence on public opinion of the Edinburgh Review. Its first editor, William Gifford, was appointed by George Canning, at the time Foreign Secretary, later Prime Minister. Under its third editor, John Gibson Lockhart, the Quarterly became less consistent in its political philosophy. While Croker continued to represent the Canningites and Peelites, the party's liberal wing, it also found a place for the more extremely conservative views of Lords Eldon and Wellington. Edited by John Taylor Coleridge and John Gibson Lockheart. Condition: In half calf binding. Externally, sound with wear to extremities, particularly toheadand tail of spines. Bumping to some volumes. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with some foxing and marks, mostly to endpapers, though some volumes remain clean. Mould to some endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Lübeckisches Adreßbuch 1818]. -

      [Lübeck: Römhild 1818],. 348 Seiten, Brosch. der Zeit, 16,5 cm. Seiten 1 bis 348 des Lübeckischen Adressbuchs von 1818. Ohne das Titelblatt. - Restaurierungsbedürftig (der Umschlag mit Ausbrüchen und unschön und unzweckmässig repariert). Ältere Besitzvermerke auf dem Umschlag vorne und auf der ersten Seiten. Sehr vereinzelt Anstreichungen von alter Hand. Insgesamt deutlich eselsohrig, die ersten Seiten etwas angerändert. Sonst ordentliches Exemplar..

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        Lübeckisches Adreßbuch 1818].

      Römhild 1818, Lübeck - 348 Seiten. Brosch. der Zeit, 16,5 cm. Seiten 1 bis 348 des Lübeckischen Adressbuchs von 1818. Ohne das Titelblatt. - Restaurierungsbedürftig (der Umschlag mit Ausbrüchen und unschön und unzweckmässig repariert). Ältere Besitzvermerke auf dem Umschlag vorne und auf der ersten Seiten. Sehr vereinzelt Anstreichungen von alter Hand. Insgesamt deutlich eselsohrig, die ersten Seiten etwas angerändert. Sonst ordentliches Exemplar. 302 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, Along the Coast of Corea, to The Island of Lewchew; with an Account of Her Subsequent Shipwreck

      John Murray, London 1818 - Rebound to resemble an early 19th century binding in one quarter brown calf with marbled paper to boards; gilt to spine & to black title plate on spine; raised bands on spine. Illustrated throughout with full colour plates. Pages show usual age darkening , mostly to outer page edges, which also show some soiling. Upper page edges soiled. Light foxing throughout, some soiling to pages toward edges. Pencil to title page; ink in lower margin of page 271. Page 141 torn with paper loss at lower outside corner, also torn at gutter. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, Along the Coast of Corea to the Island of Lewchew; with an Account of Her Subsequent Shipwreck

      John Murray, London 1818 - [Expedition of 1816-7 to Deliver the Amherst Embassy to China and Explore the China Sea with Extended Visit to Okinawa - Lew Chew- 2nd Edition]. London, John Murray, 1818, Second Edition, frontispiece (black and white), 5 color aquatint plates, 323 pp. The book contains 5 appendices. The first pertains to the court-martial pertaining to the loss of the loss/sinking of the Alceste. The other four relate to Okinawa (Lew Chew). This is the Narrative of the expedition (February 1816 - August 1817) of the British Naval ships the Alceste and the Lyra under the command of Captain Murray Maxwell to transport the Lord Amherst's Embassy to China and explore the relatively little known East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. The book contains extensive sections on visits to China, Korea, Okinawa (Lew Chew) and St Helena. The first edition of the book is not broken down into chapters. This edition has seven chapters and each chapter has summary headings. ~ Condition. The book is in Good condition. It has been reback with 3/4 leather over marbled boards with leather tips and new endpapers. Internally there is foxing, toning and occasional waterstaining throughout which ranges from heavy to light. The pages are not brittle. Four of the 5 acquatint plates are centered high. Collated and complete in text and illustrations. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request.

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        Account of a Voyage of Discovery.

      John Murray, London 1818 - To the West Coast of Corea, and The Great Loo-Choo Island; with an appendix, containing, Charts and various Hydrographical and Scientific notices. By Captain Basil Hall. And A Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by HJ Clifford. In half brown leather with marbled boards, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine appears to have been relaid, keeping much of the old, gilt tooling and title, small blind stamp at base. Internally, NO names or inscriptions, front and rear blanks lightly soiled, half title, coloured frontis of Sulphur Island present, (xv), [1], 222 pp, 8 coloured plates, 5 maps including 2 large pull outs, 1 line plate, (cxxx) appendix, (40) Loo-Choo Language, (16), (16)comparisons, all maps and plates as called for, printed by T Davison, Lombard Street, Whitefriars, London. The Appendix contains, charts, table of observations, meteorological journal, abstract of the Lyra's voyage, and a geological memorandum. Inner hinges professionally strengthened. There is also a vocabulary of the language compiled by John Clifford, Sentences in English and Loo-Choo, and a comparison between the Japanese and Loo-Choo languages. A lovely copy! Hall, naval officer and author, whose Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Islands (1818) describes this commission, his explorations in the little known eastern seas, and his visit to Canton (Guangzhou). See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen, in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. 6 Volumes

      London, Sherwood, Jones and Co. 1818 - 6 Volumes. Each volume rebacked in modern leather. Marbled boards. Good bindings and covers. Gilt lettering on spine. Minimal wear to extremities. Bookplate of Brookline Library on each inside front board. Volumes III-VI have contemporary armorial bookplate of George Preston on inside front board. Library stamps on upper right corner pages within volumes. Clean, unmarked pages with toning. Contains all 432 engravings (72 in each volume including frontis). Please feel free to view our photographs of this beautiful set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; with an Appendix, Containing Charts and Various Hydrographical and Scientific Notices... And a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo, by H.J. Clifford, Esq

      London: John Murray, 1818. . First edition. 4to. Half title not present, iii-xv, (1), 222, cxxx, (72) pp. Recent dark green half morocco over cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to panels, gilt decoration to others. Nine aquatint plates including frontispiece, of which eight are hand coloured, plus five charts and one engraved plate. Some offsetting to the plates as is usual, some very occasional light spotting, otherwise a very good copy. Abbey, Travel, 558.

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        DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the Spanish.Embellished with engravings from pictures painted by Robert Smirke, Esq., R.A. In four volumes

      T. Cadell and W. Davies, London 1818 - Four volumes, octavo, original publisher's Roxburghe-style binding of quarter brown roan and brown paper-covered boards, spines gilt lettered with "Six Guineas" at foot of each. Only quite minor scuffing to spines; slight surface rubbing to boards; front inner hinge of Vol. I cracked but firm, not separated; scattered foxing, mostly light but not so light in places; else a fine copy. Complete with all 25 steel engraved plates, 26 vignettes in text. The translation was by Mary Smirke, the artist's daughter. Robert Smirkie (1752-1845) was an English painter elected to the Royal Academy in 1791. He did many popular book illustrations - pleasing, graceful, sometimes humourous, accomplished, and spirited. Quite a nice copy of a book that is not often seen in the original binding, especially in such nice condition. Note: 4 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Account of a voyage of discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo island.

      - Philadelphia, Abraham Small, 1818.Modern boards, spine half cloth. With 2 engraved maps. 201 pp.* First American edition. - Narrative of the expedition of Lord Amherst's embassy to China on the frigates Alceste and Lyra under Captain Murray Maxwell and Captain Basil Hall (1788-1844) in the years 1816-1817. They explored the hitherto little-known East China Sea and the Yellow Sea, and visited Korea and the Ryuku Archipelago. Except for some superficial exploration by Europeans it was the first time that detailed information was obtained about the Ryukus. - (Browned). Cordier, B.J., col. 469; Cordier, B.S., col. 3009; Hill 750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fables of Aesop, and others, with designs on wood by Thomas Bewick.

      Printed by E. Walker for Bewick and Son, Newcastle 1818 - First edition, demy 8vo. xxiv, 376. Contemporary diced calf, a little rubbed to the boards, spine neatly rebacked, spine elaborately gilt, marbled endpapers, reinforced to gutters, all edges gilt, early note to flyleaf. Coloured book plate of Edward Matchett, pasted on top of previous owner¿s bookplate, small ownership stamp ¿Glendorgal¿ to title page. Occasional foxing, otherwise very clean copy. The demy edition, with the subsequently withdrawn ¿auld clouty¿ vignette to foot xvi (showing a devil on a chamber pot). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Delaunay, Bossange & Masson,, Paris, 1818 - Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, baronne de Stael-Holstein, plus connue sous le nom de madame de Stael, fille de Jacques Necker, etait une romanciere et essayiste d origine suisse romande. Elle epousa l ambassadeur de Suede a la Cour. Par la suite, elle eut une relation tumultueuse avec Benjamin Constant. Napoleon la renvoya en Suisse, la trouvant trop intrigante. Les Considerations traitent de l Empire. 3 vol., 440 pp. + 424 pp. + 397 pp. in-8, Reliures demi-veau vert, dos lisse orne et estampe, tranches marbrees.

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      T. Cadell and W. Davies, London 1818 - Four volumes. lxxxiv, 409p; [vi], 395p; xiii, [iii], 432p; vi, 508p. Illustrated with 48 engraved plates after Robert Smirke and with engraved vignettes. Bound in Oxford bindings, stamped Putnam on rear pastedowns. Full tan calf with cloth endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and fancy panel ornaments, triple gilt rules on the covers with small corner ornaments, fancy dentelles, dotted rules on the board edges Occasional very minor foxing, but very clean and bright, the bindings [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Elements of Euclid; with the Use and Application of the Principal Propositions from Dechalles, Simson, and Playfair

      Baltimore: F. Lucas, Jun'r.. 1818. Edited by John D. Craig, to which is added plane trigonometry by R. Simson. Octavo. iv, 374pp., illustrated with diagrams. Contemporary full sheep, with a small contemporary owner's signature: "Joseph Ray" on the title. A worn copy with both boards detached and lacking the front free endpaper, else good. Ray was a professor of mathematics and wrote several books on the subject, beginning in 1834 with An Introduction to Ray's Eclectic Arithmetic, the first of a series of six textbooks which became the most popular and widely used American mathematics textbooks of the Nineteenth Century. They also formed the basis for Ray's Mathematical Series of textbooks. As late as 1913, annual sales exceeded a quarter of a million copies a year, and total sales of the arithmetic books alone are estimated at 120 million copies. The success of Ray's Arithmetic series prompted his publisher to seek an author for a set of readers. They chose William Holmes McGuffey, who joined Ray on the faculty of Woodward College, and where he wrote the McGuffey Readers which surpassed even Ray's Arithmetics to become the most popular textbooks ever written. A scarce early Baltimore imprint, printed by J. Robinson. OCLC locates fourteen copies. .

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        A General Cheltenham Guide Upon an Entirely New Plan Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources and Embracing the Ancient and Modern History State and Description of that Celebrated Town and Its Environs with a Statement on the Virtues and Qualities.

      The Chronicle Office, Cheltenham 1818 - 217pp. Folding engraved frontis plate; folding map to front; engraved title page; 16 engraved plates including many trade cards to rear. Enlarged and revised second edition. Published to coincide with the opening of the Cheltenham Spa: ''It is Expected that this Spa, will be opened to the public in the month of September in the present year (1818).' [p.99]. VG : in very good condition. Minor wear to leather along spine. Lacking front endpaper. Minor marking to lower panels of frontis map. Occasional light foxing within. Aeg

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        Rural Residences, Consisting of A Series of Designs 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: R. Ackermann, 1818. First Edition. Half Morocco. Near Fine. Large 8vo. 28 by 20 cm. 106, [4] pp. With 27 hand-colored aquatint plates. Abbey Life 45. Tooley pp 187-8. Handsome half-morocco binding and slipcase with morocco trim by Zaehnsdorf. Light wear, mostly clean.

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        Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or Medical Botany

      H.C. Carey & I. Lea; M. Carey & Son, Philadelphia 1818 - Two volumes, mixed editions. Volume One is a second edition (1825); Volume Two is a first edition (1818). Quartos. Complete with 50 hand-colored plates (Tables 1-50), including one double plate (Table 25). Contemporary dark red half morocco and marbled paper boards. Ex-library copies with spine labels, bookplates, and perforated stamp on the title page and plates. Scuffing to the board edges and joints, toning and scattered foxing, about very good. The engraved botanical plates by Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co. are especially fine despite the perforated stamp, and are beautifully hand-colored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscrit De L'Ile D'Elbe. Des Bourbons En 1815. [Purporting to Have Been Dictated by Napoleon to Count Bertrand] / Publie Par Le Comte ********* [I. E. Charles J. F. T. De Montholon]. [Edited by Barry Edward O'Meara

      Londres : J. Ridgway 1818 - Physical desc. : xv, 86 p. ; 23 cm. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. France - History - 1789-1815. Series: Grey tracts ; 145. Written by Ch. T. De Montholon; published by B. E. O'Meara--cf. G. Davois. Bibliographie napole onienne franc aise, v. 2, p. 200. Referenced by: Barbier, A. A. Ouvrages anonymes, 3/56. Language: French. Very good copy in contemporary fine-ribbed, gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling, with minor rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 86 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chapter of Kings. Illustrated by Thirty-eight Engravings Exhibiting the Most Important Events in English History

      London: J. Harris, 1818. First Edition. Quarter Morocco, over boards with paper pastedowns. Very Good. 12mo, 5.25 by 4.25 inches, 14 by 11 cm. As noted in title, with 38 hand-colored plates depicting the kings of England. Each plate has a header caption relating a salient fact about the particular king, and the bottom caption carries a line of doggeril that rhymes with the facing page. The book was intended as an instructive text for children, as noted on the rear cover: "Parents and Teachers must have remarked the difficulty Children experience in recollecting the Succession of the English Monarchs, and likewise how much the memory is assited by rhyme." The blurb also notes the "correctness of the Costume and Design". Modern audiences will undoubtedly find the plates suffused with a gory charm, and this is also an early textbook featuring hand-coloring. Scuffs on the binding and other edgewear. Light soiling to the pages. Overall, quite clean and attractive.

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        The music, melody and rhythmus of language; in which are explained the five accidents of speech and a musical notation to which are added, outlines of gesture and a selection of pieces in verse and prose.

      printed by Michael Anderson for Macredie, Skelly, and Co., Edinburgh 1818 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 250, [1]; later half calf and maroon cloth, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, spine gilt, marbled endpapers, extremities rubbed, else a very good, sound copy. The author, a teacher of elocution, wrote the present work with his students in mind. In the introduction he gives credit to Mr. Steele's Prosodia Rationalis, "a work of great merit and ingenuity," for introducing the system which Chapman here sets out to explain and simplify. Steele's system was a result of his effort to prove that the English language "has the same accidents of speech, viz. accent, emphasis, quantity, pause, and quality of sound, as the ancient Greek and Latin languages" (see introduction). Only 6 copies (5 in the U.S) in OCLC. Not in Kennedy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres de Madame de Sevigne, de sa Famille, et de ses Amis

      Paris - J. J.Blaise, Libraire de S. A.S. Madame la Duchesse D'Orleans Douairiere 1818 - A scarce set of the correspondence of this famed Frenchletter writer, Madame de Sevigne. Featuring ten folding facsimile letters,and twenty fiveengraved tissue-guarded plates, including frontispieces to every volume. This ismore plates than other collationstaken fromcomplete sets. A couple of relevant newspaper clippings tipped in or loosely inserted. Volumes II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X of ten volumes. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Svign (5 February 1626 17 April 1696) was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal was born in Paris, to an old and distinguished family from Burgundy. On 4 February 1651, Henri de Svign was mortally wounded in a duel with the Chevalier d'Albret after a quarrel over his mistress, Mme de Gondran, and died two days later. Though only twenty-four when her husband died, Mme de Svign never married again. Instead, she devoted herself to her children. She spent most of 1651 in retirement at Les Rochers, but returned to Paris that November. Thereafter, she divided her time between the city and the countryside. In Paris, she frequented salons, especially that of Nicolas Fouquet, superintendent of finances to King Louis XIV. By 1673, Mme de Svign's letters were being copied and circulated. Therefore, she knew that her letters were semi-public documents and crafted them accordingly. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter. Mme de Svign corresponded with her daughter for nearly thirty years. A clandestine edition, containing twenty-eight letters or portions of letters, was published in 1725, followed by two others the next year. Pauline de Simiane, Mme de Svign's granddaughter, decided to officially publish her grandmother's correspondence. Working with the editor Denis-Marius Perrin of Aix-en-Provence, she published 614 letters in 1734-1737, then 772 letters in 1754. The letters were selected according to Mme de Simiane's instructions: she rejected those that dealt too closely with family matters, or those that seemed poorly written. The remaining letters were often rewritten in accordance with the style of the day. This raises a question of the letters' authenticity. Of the 1,120 known letters, only 15 percent are signed, the others having been destroyed soon after they were read. However, in 1873, some early manuscript copies of the letters, directly based on Mme de Svign's originals, were found in an antique shop. These accounted for about half of the letters to Mme de Grignan. Condition: Elegantly rebacked in calf with originaldecorative calf boards. Externally sound,very smart spines, original boardsa triflerubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean with a few scattered spots and handling marks. One facsimilie plate is detached but present. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Reino da estupidez, poema.

      Paris, A. Bobée, 1818. - xi, 62 pp. 12°, contemporary tree sheep (very slight wear), spine gilt, text-block edges sprinkled red. Small stain at foot of last few leaves, not affecting text. Overall in very good to fine condition. Bookplate of the Visconde de Torrão. ---- FIRST EDITION of this satire aimed at the professors of the University of Coimbra, among others. It was circulating anonymously in manuscript as early as 1785, and caused an enormous scandal, but did not appear in print until this edition of 1818. Later editions appeared in Hamburg [i.e., Paris], 1820; Paris, 1821; Lisbon, 1833; Barcellos, 1868; and Rio de Janeiro, 1910. It was also included in the sixth volume of the @Parnaso Lusitano, Paris 1834.Mello Franco, born in Minas Geraes in 1757, practiced medicine in Lisbon until 1817, then returned to Brazil. For his liberal writings and associations he spent several years in the dungeons of the Inquisition. His @Tratado da educação fysica dos meninos, Lisbon 1790, is the first work by a Brazilian on pediatrics. His @Medicina theologica, ou supplica humilde, Lisbon 1794, was the first book in Portuguese on psychosomatic medicine and led him to be called a precursor of Freud.Borba de Moraes mentions a leaf preceding the half-title, blank on the recto and reading, "Printed by T.C. Hansard Peterborough-court, Fleet-Street, London" on the verso. In @Período colonial, Borba notes that the leaf is often missing, and is not counted in the pagination; it is apparently not part of the first quire, which is of 6. We have never seen a copy with such a leaf present.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 321: "rare"; @Período colonial pp. 144-5. Blake III, 44-7. Innocêncio III, 10: giving 1819 as the date of the first edition, and without collation. Ramos, @A edição da lingua portuguesa em França (1800-1850) 42. NUC: WU. OCLC: 28030073 (Catholic University of America, Harvard University, University of Wisconsin at Madison); 460967887 (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, University of Munich); 42925492 (University of Colorado at Boulder). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Istoria Romana. Storia degli Imperatori Romani

      Roma: Scudellari, 1818-1819 and 1823-24. Collection of 138 plates from several series. 101 are from Istoria Romana. Sheet size 47 x 66 cm. Plates are fresh on wove rag paper. Unbound.

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        The Drunkard's Looking Glass. Reflecting a Faithful Likeness of the Drunkard, in Sundry very interesting Attitudes

      [Philadephia]: For the author, 1818. Pamphlet, octavo, 63 pages. Sixth, improved edition, and the first illustrated edition. With an engraved frontispiece, possibly by William Charles, depicting a drunken rider felled by a low hanging branch. With thirteen woodcuts in the text by William Mason. The rare wrapper, here with the front panel present only, contains yet another woodcut, likely also by Mason. A temperance tract, by the famous Parson Weems, inventor of the George Washington cherry tree incident. A series of well written cautionary tales, often quite humorous. "As the wan countenance of the lust-worn harlot, becomes still more dark and dismal at the sight of a young female, fresh and blushing in all the charms of virgin innocence, so does the soul of a filthy drunkard experience a quickened hell, at the site of a gentleman well drest and breathing the cheerful air of cleanliness and sobriety." The pamphlet is worn, with a small one-eighth inch hole in the engraved frontispiece, and one page torn through the text due to a careless page separation. The illustrated wrapper panel is worn but the text and illustration are unscathed. In all a decent survival. [Shaw & Shoemaker 46749 (MWA, PPL); Hamilton 1019; Sabin 102467; American Imprints 46751].

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        Voyages dans la partie Septentrionale du Bresil depuis 1809 jusqu en 1815. Traduits de l anglais par M.A. Jay.

      Paris Chez Delaunay libraire 1818. - First French edition. 2 volumes in 8vo.Original half leather binding.Fine copy with 8 aquatint in color plus 2 folding maps.The aquatints depicts costumes and jobs. First English edition in 4to size was published in 1816 and in two volumes in 1817 .Our copy was an ancient duplicate from the National Library at Pavía Italy.Ex libris of Tarek Wahby. Ref Abbey travel 704 for English edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        M. Annaeus Lucanus De Bello Civili Cum Hug. Grotii, Farnabii, Notis Integris, et Variorum Selectissimis

      London: J. F. Dove, 1818. Bound in leather with raised banded spine, gilt title on balck to spine. Sunning to top edge, with some wear and scuffing. Previous owners name to fep. 560pp plus Supplementum and index. Slight foxing to a few pages, otherwise text very clean, binding firm. . Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        A Journey From India To England Through Persia, Georgia, Russia, Poland, And Prussia, In The Year 1817

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818. First edition. leather_bound. Orig. contemporary calf, rebacked, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 376 pages. 29.5 x 23.5 cm. 13 engraved plates, five are hand-colored aquatints. The author served 35 years in India prior to his travels here recorded. The trip entailed a sea voyage to Muscat, onward through Persia where he was received by the King; thence to Georgia and Russia, west to Warsaw and ending in Prussia. Johnson presents detailed observations of local life and customs, and a detailed account of his traveling expenses from Bombay to London. ABBEY TRAVEL 518. TOOLEY 284. Overall generally clean, modest plate offsetting, a few dampstains bottom gutters and occasional areas of bottom margins, small hole and staining foot of preface not affecting text.

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        TheBotanical Cabinet consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries [.].

      J and A Arch, J Hatchard, Rodwell and Martin, C Loddiges & Sons, London 1818 - 2002 pl. (brown spots on about 10 pl., pl. 289 detached but present). COMPLETE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION with 2.000 HANDCOLOURED ENGRAVINGS of flowering plants by George Cooke, consisting of 2 series of 10 volumes each, the first issued between 1818 and 1824, the second from 1825 to 1833. The Loddiges collection was one of the most important nurseries of 19th century England. It was established by the German immigrant Joachim Loddiges (1738-1826) and rose to full prominence under Georg Loddiges (1786-1846), who entered the major scientific circles of his day (Linnean Society, Horticultural Society, Microscopical Society) and was also the commissioner of the present plates. Each plate is accompanied by a page of explanations. # Nissen BBI 2228; # Pritzel 5559* # Dunthorne, Great Flower Books. 20 vols volumes. Turn ins, boards and corners slightly rubbed ). Bound by J. Low : three-quarter red morocco, boards in blue marbled paper decorated with gilt fillets, flat spine with floral gilt decoration, marbled edges [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes de Jacques-Henri-Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, mises en ordre et précédées de la vie de l'auteur, par L. Aimé-Martin.

      A Paris: chez Mequignon-Marvis, libraire, rue de l’École de Medecine, n. 3, 1818 - 12 volumi in-8° con illustrazioni. Legatura in mezzo marocchino rosso; risguardi con carta marmorizzata, tagli marmorizzati. Ritratto dell’autore nella pagina di fianco al frontespizio inciso da Frederic Lignon. Segnalibro in seta verde. Ottimo esemplare eccetto per una brunitura nel settimo volume (pp. 209-258). 1-2 Voyage a l’Ile de France; 3-7 Études de la nature; 8-10 Harmonies de la Nature; 11 Vœux d’un solitaire; 12 Melanges. Brunet, IV, p. 132; Graesse, VI, p. 226. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Black Prince Grape. (print)

      London, 1818. Original aquatint and stipple engraving drawn and executed by William Hooker. Image measures 29 x 22 cm, leaf measures 33 x 25 cm. Fine condition. Matted and ready for framing. Illustration is from Hooker's own POMONA LONDINENSIS published privately in London in 1818 with 49 stunning coloured engravings. Considered to be the finest fruit illustrations ever published, each is a work of art in its own right.

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