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        A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic regions; Undertaken Chiefly of the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West, or Polar Passage Between the Atlantic and Pacific.

      London: John Murray, 1818. sep 22 2017. (3), 379, 48 pp. b/w engravings, folding map. "The object of this work is to present in very abridged form the chronological history, from early times to 1818, of voyages into the Arctic regions and of the attempts to find a passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific" - Lada-Mocarski 76. Lande 940. Hill 67. An untrimmed copy, with half title, in a rather grubby 19th century cloth binding with spine label. The pages are evenly tanned. Old repair to the folding frontispiece map.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Aquarelle. (Reise um die Erde nach der Natur aufgenommen in Egypten, Indien, China, Japan, Manilla, Amerika etc. - Aus Europa - Neue Folge). 3 Serien in 2 Mappen (alles).

      Imperial-Folio (57,5 x 47 cm). 68 Chromolithographien (meist 36 x 27 cm), montiert auf festem Karton, von R. Steinbock u. W. Loeillot nach Aquarellen von Eduard Hildebrandt lose in 2 OLwd.-Mappen (braun/rot) mit dekorativer Prägung in Gold, Schwarz u. 2 Farben. Thieme-Becker XVII, 74f. - Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869) unternahm als Königl. Preuß. Hofmaler auf Empfehlung Alexander von Humboldts im Auftrage Friedrich Wilhelms IV. mehrere Reisen, die er in Aquarellen dokumentierte. Nach seiner Weltreise 1862-64 stellte er im Anschluß 200 Aquarelle in Berlin aus, von denen eine Auswahl ab 1874 in Reproduktionen mit beschreibendem Text im Verlag Wagner, Berlin erschien. Nach drei Verlagswechseln vertrieb zuletzt R. Mitscher die Tafeln, die hier in sehr seltener Vollständigkeit mit allen drei Serien (ohne Text) vorliegen. Alle Tafeln rückseitig numeriert und betitelt. - Die Laschen der Mappen etw. lädiert. Taf. 1 im Rande stärker fleckig, sonst nur einige Fingerspuren im Rande der Kartons. Insgesamt ein außerordentlich wohlerhaltenes Ex. mit farbfrischen Lithos, in dieser Vollständigkeit und Erhaltung kaum noch einmal zu finden. *** Complete 3 Series of total 68 colour-printed lithographs after Hildebrandt. With views of architecture, landscape and street scenes of China, Egypt, India, Japan, North America, the Philippines, Europe etc. Mounted on cardboard with paper label on verso. Some spotting in the margins of the cardboards, very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal Berlin]
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        Mosaic Amusement, or, Jeu du parquet, an interesting and instructive pastime, capable of forming several thousand elegant patterns or designs for mosaic work, the plates engraved by Miss Lowry. An improved edn.

      Published & sold by Edlin. 1818 [iv], 10 uncoloured engr. plates; sl. spotting. Uncut in orig. paper boards, sl. rubbed illus. printed paper label on front board together with a printed label for 'Edlin's Rational Repository of Amusement & Instruction'; expertly rebacked, corners sl. bumped.First published in an undated edition [c.1817]. Copac records two first editions, both at the BL, and three 1818 editions, at Oxford, Leeds and BL; OCLC adds copies at the Universities of Michigan and Indiana. With a two page extract from 'Hutton's Mathematical Recreations', 'Of the combinations which may be formed with squares divided by a diagonal into two differently coloured triangles'. The final paragraph notes that this book was accompanied by a box (not recorded by any of the stated copies) 'capable of forming 32768 figures perfectly symmetrical and different from one another'.

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        Siège de Dantzick, en 1807 ; précédé d'une introduction sur les événemens qui ont amené les Français devant cette ville, et d'un précis sur l'histoire de Dantzick. Rédigé sur le journal de M. le Maréchal duc de Dantzick, et sur les mémoires authentiques de plusieurs officiers généraux. Par Nibuatnias [anagramme], ancien militaire.

      A Paris, chez Plancher 1818 - in-8, LX-166 pp., plan dépl., demi-basane brune, dosà nerfs orné (rel. postérieure). Mouillure aux premiers feuillets. Précieuse relation du siège de Dantzig, inspirée, selon les dires de l'auteur, du journal inédit du maréchal Lefebvre. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Northanger Abbey: and Persuasion. With a biographical notice of the author

      London: John Murray, 1818 - First Edition; four volumes; contemporary boards rebacked with newer spines and corners in period style; modern endpapers. Bound without half-titles or the two terminal leaves in vol. IV. Occasional light foxing; an attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        De Stilo Inscriptionum Latinarum Editio Altera Auctior Et Emendatior

      PADOVA: Typis Seminarii, 1818. Rilegato. ECCELLENTE. 23,5 32. I - II - III - IV - V USATO

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        Istituzioni di dritto commerciale con annotazioni esplicanti il testo, nelle quali si esaminano le principali quistioni, che possono elevarsi su le materie commerciali. Prima versione italiana con un' appendice, contenente le mutazioni recate al Codice di commercio provvisoriamente in vigore.

      Stamperia della società tipografica nell' ex-monistero di Montoliveto, 1818. 3 volumi in 8, pp. 290+374+179. Appendice pp. 71. Legatura pergamena con tasselli, fregi e scritte in oro sul dorso. Qualche alone, ma pagine freschissime.

      [Bookseller: Nuovi Quaderni di Capestrano]
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        Travels in egypt nubia holy land, mount libanon and cyprus in the year 1814

      Rodwell martin london 1818 - Rare early description of countries such as egypt and cyprus accompanied by many illustrations and pull out illustrations. Front board detached, some staining to pages where prints have been resting, overall not too bad, may be a project for rebinding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Delle Istorie D'Italia Di Francesco Guicciardini [ Complete in 8 Volumes ]

      Firenze Per Niccolo Conti , 1818. Complete in 8 volumes. Books measure 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches [ 21x14.5mm ]. Bound in full period vellum, gilt tooling, leather title labels. Vellum very lightly rubbed. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, each volume inscribed on free endpaper '' The Earl of Portsmouth, ''. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean set, in very attractive period vellum bindings. . Period Vellum. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        SIGNED DOCUMENT BY SIMON BOLIVAR FOR GEN. CARLOS SOUBLETTE]

      N.p, Np 1818 - Here are two of the great names of Latin America's fight for independence from Spain. Soublette was a Venezuelan hero who fought alongside Bolivar and who later in his life served two terms as President of Venezuela. A half-page document, signed, granting General Carlos Soublette (here written "Soublet") permission to pass freely (i.e., an entry visa) and with the provision of a mule for transportation, dated Oct. 23, 1818. With Bolivar's bold autograph signature. Full sheet (10" x 7-1/2") folded, with the inscription on one half of one side of the sheet. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        The History of the Jews

      London - London Society House, Ogles, Duncan and Cochran et al. 1818 - An historical work on Judaism and the Jewish people. Notable for its sympathetic treatment and sometimes considered the first such by a non Jew. First thus, the first U. K edition of this work. Published five years after theUS first edition of 1812. Both UK and US editions are scarce. Complete in one volume. The author, Hannah Adams, wrote several works on comparative religion and early U. S history. She was the first United States woman to work professionally as an author. The sponsorship of two Boston intellectuals, William Shaw and Joseph Stevens Buckminster aided her to prepare this work. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, generally smart with slight rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Further areas of rubbing to the spine, mostly to the raised bands and to the head and tail. Patches of rubbing to the front board, lighter to the rear board. Prior owner's inscription dated 1907 to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Spotting to the endpapers and theoccasional light spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        DELL' ITALIA USCENTE IL SETTEMBRE DEL 1818 RAGIONAMENTI IV DEDICATI ALL'ITALICA NAZIONE

      APPRESSO L'AUTORE, PARIGI 1818 - ITALIANO Due volumi, entrambi con rilegatura in tutta pelle, verde, con cornici dorate ai piatti e titoli, fregi e tasselli al dorso, segni di usura ai bordi, alcune abrasioni e spellature, pagine con fioritura, gore e tracce di umidità, bruniti i testi, ritagliati i bordi di pag.17, bella litografia all'antiporta del vol. 1

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        Chemaran giteleats' or e hamar o t teghekut'iwn harkawor gitut'eants', azatakan aruestits' i pets usumnaser mankants'

      - Vans Srboyn Ghazaru, Venice (Venise) 1818, In 8 (11x19cm), (8) 380pp., relié. - Seconda edizione, rara, questo libro in armeno stampato a Venezia, illustrato con una vignetta titolo, frontespizio, la forma e 4 piastre pieghevoli contenenti molti figures.Pleine pelle di pecora marrone vintage. Dorso liscio ruote decorate e 4 ferri. Bordi dorato. Senza la parte del titolo sono lasciando solo la traccia. Wormholes sulla schiena e sulle prime pagine. Il libro è una raccolta di conoscenze e scoperte in tutti i campi del sapere, dedicati ai giovani. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, rare, de ce livre en arménien imprimé à Venise, illustrée d'une vignette de titre, d'un frontispice, d'une figure et de 4 planches dépliantes contenant de nombreuses figures. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos lisse orné de roulettes et de 4 fers. Tranches dorées. Sans la pièce de titre sont il ne reste que la trace. Trous de vers sur le dos et sur les premiers feuillets. L'ouvrage est une compilation de connaissances et découvertes dans tous les domaines du savoir, dédiée à la jeunesse.

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        ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE WEST COAST OF COREA,AND THE GREAT LOO-CH

      - London 1818, Murray. 3/4 leather over marbled boards, neatly rebacked, 222p., appendix, glossary, 8 aquatint hand-colored plates, 1 b.w. engraving, 5 fold-out maps, 1 b.w. engraving, 6 fold-out maps and charts. AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTAION COPY . THE FIRST ACCURATE EUROPEAN ACCOUNT OF KOREANS & KOREA . . THE RARE FIRST EDITION, WITH 8 HAND-COLORED AQUA TINTS . . COPPER ETCHED ENGRAVINGS AND MAPS . THE RARE FIRST EDITION, WITH 8 HAND-COLORED AQUA TINTS . . WITH FIVE LARGE FOLDING CHARTS/MAPS . While there was an earlier smaller accounts of Korea by the Dutchman, Hamel, Hall's work is comprehensive and an accurate account of Korea's coast, and other important aspects of Koreans, hitherto not recorded. . With a rich appendix of charts, table of observations, meteorological journal, abstract of the Lyra's Voyage, geological memorandum, &c. With glossary & vocabulary of English & Loo-Choo words, alphabetically arranged with notes & references to the sentences in the second part. . ATTRACTIVE COPY: Attractive copy, with particularly good impression of the plates. The work is a journey of exploration along the coast of Korea and the Yellow Seas, about which virtually no information existed at that time. Conducted in the sloops "Alceste" & "Lyra." . This work is the most comprehensive and first accuarte and reliable account of the islands of Corea & Greaat Loo-Choo [Ryukyu/Okinawa] to date. . Capt. Hall, following the British embassy to China under Lord Amherst in the Alceste, was direced to take the sloop Lyra, which was part of the embassy, to the coast of "Corea" to take part in a voyage to examine the coasts of the little known island group, of which it produced the first detailed & accurate hydrographic information. . Hall's work represents the most important primary accounts of exploration and discovery in the Far East. From the beginning of his naval career he had been encouraged by his father to keep a journal, which later became the source for a series of books and publications describing his travels. These included Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Island in the Japan Sea [1818], which was one of the first accurate descriptions of Korea by a European, . The FIRST EDITION, London 1818, issued in a small folio, 21 x 28 cm. ALWAYS RARE ! *** Hall explored Java in 1813 and as a part of a diplomatic mission to China under Lord Amherst in 1816 undertook surveys of the west coast of Korea and the outlying Ryukyu Islands of Japan. *** NOTE: The Philadelphia 1818 edition is without most of the above, but of course contains the original account. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 469 * Abbey: Travel 558 * Hill p.134. * Alt Japan. Cat. 614. * BASIL HALL:

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        Ehem. Zisterzienserabtei mit Mariensäulenbrunnen ('Reichs Praelatur Kaisersheim bey Donauwörth MCXXXIII').

      - Kreidelithographie v. Dominicus Quaglio, dat. 1818, 47 x 39,5 Perfekter Zustand!

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        The Works of Hannah More. A New Edition, In Eighteen Volumes : Including Several Pieces Never Before Published.

      Cadell and Davies London 1818 - Small octavo. Frontispiece to volume one. An attractive and complete set bound in contemporary half calf, marbled sides, the spines each with two black and one red lettering pieces, gilt Greek-key bands, gilt motif in top and bottom compartments. The bindings sl rubbed, heads rubbed or with slight wear, light scattered spotting, mainly to endpapers. Text is clean. A few joints starting but the bindings are tight and boards are well attached. A G-VG scarce set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches philosophiques sur les premiers objets des connoissances morales

      - Adrien Le Clere, Paris 1818, 12,5x20,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale pubblicata l'opera omnia di Visconte Louis de Bonald. Leganti completi pecora marmo, indietro liscio decorato con fregi e motivi tipografici dorati, come parti di ricambio marocchino rosso oliva numero del volume marocchino verde, rotelle dorate sui tappi, guardie e contreplats di carta a mano, bordi dorati su tagli, fette e giallo screziato, attacchi del tempo. Nizza copia gratuita di lentiggini e ben preparato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale parue dans les oeuvres complètes du vicomte Louis de Bonald. Reliures en pleine basane marbrée, dos lisses ornés de frises et de motifs typographiques dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, pièces de tomaison de maroquin vert olive, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, liserés dorés sur les coupes, tranches jaunes et marbrées, reliures de l'époque. Bel exemplaire exempt de rousseur et agréablement établi.

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        NAUFRAGE du brigantin américain le Commerce, perdu sur la côte occidentale d'Afrique, au mois d'août 1815; accompagné de la description de Tombouctou et de la grande ville de Wassanah, inconnue jusqu'à ce jour. Traduit de l'anglais par M. Peltier.

      Le Normant 1818 - 2 vol. in-8 de LX 510 pp. et 2 ff.n.ch. 558 pp. (mal chiffré 508), plein veau fauve raciné de l'époque, dos lisse richement orné de petits navires, pièces de titre et de tomaison, roulette sur les coupes. Edition originale de la traduction française ornée d'une grande carte repliée, gravée par Collin. Relation du naufrage du navire américain le Commerce commandée par le capitaine Riley sur la côte d'Afrique en juin 1815 et les conditions de sa captivité dans le désert. On trouve également un extrait de la Description de l'empire du Maroc par James Gray Jackson, un extrait de la Description de Tombouctou par Robert Adams et la relation de la perte du brigantin la Surprise commandé par le capitaine Ross et naufragé sur la côte occidentale d'Afrique en 1815, suivie des détails que donne M. Hector Black, sur la captivité de l"équipage et des passagers de ce bâtiment ; les souffrances qu'ils éprouvèrent dans le grand désert, et leur rédemption par l'honorable et utile Compagnie des Marchands de fer de Londres (Chadenat, 1716 - Sabin, 71939 - Gay, 2789). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Iscrizioni antiche collocate ne' muri della scala farnese.

      Parma, Stamperia Carmignani, 1818. Un vol. in 4 cm. 30x22 pp. 130-(2) leg. mz. pelle con fregi e scritte oro al dorso piatti cartonato pesante con carta verde (piccole mende ai bordi) esemplare su carta pesante fresco e marginoso fogli in barbe. Parte prima: Iscrizioni Vellejati; Parte seconda : Iscrizioni antiche parmensi. Dotta dissertazione sulle lapidi romane in Parma con numerose incisioni in rame riproducenti scritte e lapidi.

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        Memoirs, illustrative of the life and writings of John Evelyn ... comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters ... The whole now first published, from the original MSS. In two volumes. Edited by William Bray

      London: printed for Henry Colburn, and sold by John and Arthur Arch, 1818. First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, 8 engraved plates (2 folding), folding table; recent half tan calf antique over marbled boards, red morocco labels on gilt-decorated spine; shadow of tape stain on front free endpaper, some limpness from damp in margin of frontispiece portrait, occasional foxing and spotting, especially on the last couple of leaves of vol. I, and in the margins of a couple of the plates; textblock otherwise very good and the binding overall is fine. John Evelyn (1620-1706) the author of Sylva and miscellaneous other writings, is best remembered today for his famous Diary which was not published for over a hundred years after his death. It covers most of the major events of his life, describing his travels abroad, his contemporaries, and his public and domestic concerns, and is an invaluable source for the study of the 17th century. Evelyn's Diary is often compared with that of his contemporary, Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), whose Diary also appeared more than 100 years after his death, in 1825. Keynes 132; Sterling 354.

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        HAUY (R.-J.). Observations sur la mesure des angles des cristaux

      Août 1818, Août 1818, in-8, 34pp, 1pl, demi percaline marine, dos lisse (reliure postérieure), Avec une planche dépliante représentant la mesure des angles des cristaux gravée par Rousseau. Extrait des Annales des Mines. Première édition. POGGENDORFF I-1039. Important recueil de rares extraits de travaux de minéralogie, cristallographie et pétrographie, rassemblés par M. Henri Hureau de Senarmont (1808-1862), qui fut à partir de 1854 l'éditeur des Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Ses travaux ont porté sur sur la conductibilité des cristaux, sur les rayons polarisés elliptiquement et sur la réflexion métallique. Contient également : HAUY (R.-J.). Mémoire sur la pyroxène analogique. Paris, Imprimerie de Madame Huzard, Janvier 1820, in-8, 24pp, 1pl. Avec une planche représentant le pyroxène analogique. Extrait des Annales des Mines. Première édition. POGGENDORFF I-1039. HAUY (R.-J.). Sur la condrodite. Paris, Extrait des annales des Mines, 1820, in-8, 4pp. Première édition. Avec une correction manuscrite de la main de l'auteur et un envoi manuscrit de l'auteur : "A Monsieur Cordier, Hommage de l'auteur". Louis Cordier (1777-1861) fut l'élève de Haüy qui lui vouait une sincère amitié et l'encourageait dans ses recherches. Il est le créateur de la Galerie de géologie du Museum et le fondateur de la minéralogie microscopique. POGGENDORFF I-1039. HAUY (R.-J.). Mémoire sur la structure des cristaux de mercure sulfuré. Paris, Extrait des Annales de Chimie et Physique, Imprimerie de Feugueray, [1818], 11, (1)pp, 1pl. Avec une planche dépliante représentant les cristaux de mercure sulfuré. Première édition. Avec un envoi manuscrit de l'auteur :"A Monsieur Cordier, Hommage de l'estime et de l'attachement de l'auteur." POGGENDORFF I-1039. DELESSE (A.). Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1851. Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines, 5e série, tome III, in-8, 90pp, 1pl. Avec une planche dépliante en noir, gravé par Lemaitre. Ces extraits proviennent en grande partie du Jahresbericht de MM. Liebig et Kopp, qui est publié avec la collaboration de MM. Ettling et Dieffenbach pour la partie minéralogique. SENARMONT (H.). Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1852. Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines, tome IV, 1853, in-8, 13, (1)pp, 1pl. Avec une planche dépliante représentant entre autre le plan de la concession d'Orignac. SENARMONT (H.). Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1855-1856. [Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines], c. 1857, in-8, 18pp. SENARMONT (H.). Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1856-1857. [Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines], c. 1858, in-8, 28pp. SENARMONT (H.). Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1860. [Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines], Tome XIX,1861, in-8, 11, (1)pp. SELLA (Q.). Quadro delle forme cristalline dell' argento rosso, del quarzo e del calcare. Torino, Tipografia paravia e compagnia, 1856, in-8, 74, (4)pp. Extrait du mémoire "Forme cristalline dell'Argento rosso" lu à l'Academia delle Scienze di Torino, le 10 février 1856. Première édition. Texte en italien. POGGENDORFF II-899. DAUBER (H.) Ermittelung krystallographischer Constanten und des Grades ihrer Zuverlässigkeit. Sans lieu ni date, in-8, 13, (1) pp, 1pl. (Anschliessend an die Aufsätze S. 267 und 343 Bd. CVII Pogg. Annalen.) Texte en Allemand, avec une planche dépliante en noire. DAUBER (H.) Untersuchungen an Mineralien der Sammlung des Hrn. Dr. Krantz in Bonn. Sans lieu ni date, in-8, 14, (1) pp, 1pl. (Fortsetzung zu Bd. XCII, S. 237 dieser Annalen.) Texte en Allemand avec une planche découpée et encollée sur papier marron. POGGENDORFF I-525 DAUBER (H.) Ermittelung krystallographischer Constanten und des Grades ihrer Zuverlässigkeit. 14. Molybdänblei. Sans lieu ni date, in-8, 16, pp, 1pl. (Anschliessend an S. 157 und Bd. CVI dieser Ann.) Avec une planche dépliante en noir. DAUBER (H.) Untersuchungen an Mineralien der Sammlung des Hrn. Dr. Krantz in Bonn. II. Quarz. Sans lieu ni date, in-8, 27, (3) pp, 1pl. (Anschliessend an S. 411, Bd. XCIV, dieser Annalen.) Texte en Allemand DAUBER (H.) Ermittelung krystallographischer Constanten und des Grades ihrer Zuverlässigkeit. 13. Rothbl

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        Delle Istorie D'Italia Di Francesco Guicciardini [ Complete in 8 Volumes ]

      Firenze Per Niccolo Conti 1818 - Complete in 8 volumes. Books measure 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches [ 21x14.5mm ]. Bound in full period vellum, gilt tooling, leather title labels. Vellum very lightly rubbed. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, each volume inscribed on free endpaper '' The Earl of Portsmouth, ''. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean set, in very attractive period vellum bindings. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NARRATIVE OF MY CAPTIVITY IN JAPAN, DURING THE YEARS 1811, 1812 & 1813: WITH OBS

      - London 1818, Colburn. Recent blue cloth,gold stamped leather labels, 2 vol. set:302+348p., deckle edge paper, as issued, very clean, bright text, no foxing, solidly bound, tight, 14 x 23 cm., nice set, complete. FIRST EDITION SUBTITLE: continued: ". of the Author & his Companions, by Captain Rikord. *** WHO WAS CAPT. VASILY GOLOWNIN: Vasily Mikhailovich Golovnin, Russian [19 April [O.S. 8 April 1776], Gulyniki, Ryazan Oblast, Russia 11 July [O.S. 29 June] 1831, Saint Petersburg, Russia, was a Russian navigator, Vice Admiral, and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Science *** An excellent and most early reliable resource for first contacts between the Japanese & Russians. * Captain Vasili Golowinin was captured and held by the Japanese for some three years, where he learned much about Japan and Japanese. Golownin was withdrawn from the British fleet by the Tsar to do a survey of the Sea of Okhotsk, the Southern Kuriles & the Japan Sea. . Despite his peaceful signals, the Japanese cannon blazed away at him, eventually he & his crew of the "Diana" were taken prisoners. . This is the famous & historic true account of what Golownin saw, where he went and what he did during his three year sojourn in Japan. . An early & most excellent primary resource. *** Golovnin was given command of the sloop Diana in 1806, and made his first voyage around the world (1807-1809), with the object of conducting a survey of the northern Pacific, and transporting supplies to Okhotsk. . The Diana set sail from Kronstadt on July 7, 1807. A severe storm in April 1808 prevented the Diana from sailing around Cape Horn, and Golovnin decided to set sail for the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, to restock the ship's supplies. He anchored in the nearby port of Simon's Town on May 3, 1808. Golovnin, having been at sea for ten months, was unaware that Russian relations with Britain had deteriorated, and Russia had allied herself with the French. The Diana was immediately detained as an enemy vessel by a British naval squadron, pending receipt of appropriate instructions from London. . Golovnin and his crew spent more than a year detained aboard the Diana at Simon's Town awaiting a decision from British authorities. When it became increasingly clear that a decision might never come, Golovnin began to plot their escape. On May 28, 1809, perfect conditions presented themselves -a fair wind and poor visibility. The crew severed the anchor cables, and managed successfully to sail out of the bay, passing directly in front of several British warships. Once the British discovered that they had escaped, they set off in pursuit, but failed to overtake the Diana, which sailed safely at Kamchatka in 1810.[5] News of the Diana's "audacious escape" quickly spread throughout the world. Extracted from Wikipedia. *** CAPTIVITY IN JAPAN: In 1811, Golovnin described and mapped the Kuril Islands from the Strait of Hope to the eastern shores of Iturup Island (Etorofu in Japanese). . While exploring Kunashir Island (Kunashiri in Japanese), Golovnin was lured ashore, taken prisoner, charged with violating Sakoku (a Japanese policy prohibiting foreigners from entering Japan), and held captive for two years by the Japanese on the island of Hokkaido. Golovnin was said to possess a "superior education and fascination with foreign cultures." After making one failed attempt to escape his captures, Golovnin decided to utilize his time in detainment to master the Japanese language, and familiarize himself with Japanese culture and traditions. . Golovnin was released in 1813, returned to Russia, and published an account of his years in captivity.[12] His book, Captivity in Japan During the Years 1811, 1812, 1813, became an instant classic. It was hailed in Russia as an authoritative volume on Japanese culture, and helped shape an entire generation's view of Japan. Golovnin clearly respected the Japanese, portraying them "as intelligent, as patriotic, and as worthy rivals" of the R

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        Narrative of a residence in Algiers; comprising a geographical and historical account of the regency; biographical sketches of the Dey and his ministers; anecdotes of the late war; observations on the relations of the Barbary States with the Christian powers; and the necessity and importance of their complete subjugation. With notes and illustrations by Edward Blaquiere .

      London Colburn 1818 - First edition in English. 4to., xxx, 467pp., uncut, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, modern half calf gilt, morocco lettering piece, marbled sides, an excellent copy. Scarce. Notable for the fine coloured aquatint view of the Bay of Algiers. Pananti was captured by Barbary pirates and sold into slavery. After being ransomed, he provided this detailed account of the country and its people. Abbey Travel 302; Playfair Algeria 322; Playfair & Brown 520. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Swiss Family Robinson: or Adventures of a Father and Mother and Four Sons in a Desert Island. Translated from the German of M.Wiss(sic).

      1818 - 2 volumes, engraved frontispiece and 5 other plates after H.Corbould, folding map, second edition in English, 12mo., contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, uncut, London, M.J.Godwin and Co. at the Juvenile Library. Rebacked using the original spines, very rubbed and scuffed, the boards also very rubbed. Some foxing to the plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688.

      London: Printed for Cadell and Davies [etc.], 1818.. FINE CONTEMPORARY BINDING, New Edition. In eight volumes. Octavo (22 x 14 cm). With a short account of the author's life by himself, and a letter from Adam Smith to William Strahan. In contemporary speckled calf with raised bands, gilt titles to red labels on spines and further gilt decoration to spines. Marbled endpapers. Red ink number to verso of every front free endpaper, and a very small contemporary black ownership inscription to every fly-leaf. Some external wear; joints rubbed and starting. Clean and crisp internally - good overall. Written between 1754 and 1762, Hume's great survey of English history stands alongside Gibbon's 'History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' as one of the defining works of Enlightenment literature.

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        Der Hahnentanz in der Baar, Blick in eine Scheune.

      - altkol. Aquatinta v. Volz n. Vollmar aus Schreiber, Trachten, Volksfest . im Grossherzotum Baden b. Herder in Freiburg, 1818, 21 x 28,5 Nicht bei Schefold. - Das Blatt stammt aus der seltenen Vorzugsausgabe. Es ist bis an die Bildkante beschnitten und auf einen Karton montiert. Dargestellt ist ein Paar, das versucht, ein - an einem "Galgen" hängendes - Wasserglas umzustoßen. Um das Paar herum zahlreiche Zuschauer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688.

      London: Printed for Cadell and Davies [etc.], 1818.. FINE CONTEMPORARY BINDING, New Edition. In eight volumes. Octavo (22 x 14 cm). With a short account of the author's life by himself, and a letter from Adam Smith to William Strahan. In contemporary speckled calf with raised bands, gilt titles to red labels on spines and further gilt decoration to spines. Marbled endpapers. Red ink number to verso of every front free endpaper, and a very small contemporary black ownership inscription to every fly-leaf. Some external wear; joints rubbed and starting. Clean and crisp internally - good overall. Written between 1754 and 1762, Hume's great survey of English history stands alongside Gibbon's 'History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' as one of the defining works of Enlightenment literature.

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        De' Microscopi Catadriottici. Memoria del Sig. Ingegnere Giambattista Amici Professore di Matematica dell'Università di Modena...

      Modena, presso la Società Tipografica, 1818. PRIMA edizione. In folio (cm. 31); cartoncino muto originale; pp. 20 + una tavola di figure ripiegata. Axs

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        Essais de Michel de Montaigne. Nouvelle édition

      Lefèvre 1818 - 6 volumes in 18, plein maroquin vert, dos à nerfs, têtes et tranches dorées, roulettes intérieures (Reliure de Hardy), 3 portraits gravées. Quelques rousseurs sur les portraits ajoutés, sinon jolie édition dans une élégante reliure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [FRANKENSTEIN, reviewed in] The Monthly Review; or Literary Journal, Enlarged From January to April, inclusive MDCCCVIII With an Appendix

      London: Sold by J. Porter, 1818.. CONTEMPORARY REVIEW OF 'FRANKENSTEIN'. Octavo, pp.viii, 544 [8]. In contemporary or slightly later blue paper-covered boards, stamped to spine by the University of St Andrews. '85' also printed to spine, with '1818' written just below in black ink by a recent hand. No other titles or library marks in evidence. With an alphabetical contents and unpaginated index. All edges untrimmed; unopened in places. Some light outer wear; spine toned. Very good indeed. Panned as an 'uncouth story... leading to no conclusion either moral or philosophical', Frankenstein here faces a tough reception in the year of its publication. Also including numerous other reviews for books published in this year, including Lord Byron's 'Beppo: A Venetian Story'.

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        Memoirs of The Court of Queen Elizabeth Vol I (of 2) only

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; ex-library reading copy; volume one only; 1818 second edition; boards are scuffed; binding is firm; front endpapers have notes in pen; very little foxing to pages; final pages (479-488) have short long-extinct bookworm hole which does not obscure any of the text. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [FRANKENSTEIN, reviewed in] The Monthly Review; or Literary Journal, Enlarged. From January to April, inclusive. MDCCCVIII. With an Appendix.

      London: Sold by J. Porter, 1818. CONTEMPORARY REVIEW OF 'FRANKENSTEIN'. Octavo, pp.viii, 544 [8]. In contemporary or slightly later blue paper-covered boards, stamped to spine by the University of St Andrews. '85' also printed to spine, with '1818' written just below in black ink by a recent hand. No other titles or library marks in evidence. With an alphabetical contents and unpaginated index. All edges untrimmed; unopened in places.Some light outer wear; spine toned. Very good indeed. Panned as an 'uncouth story... leading to no conclusion either moral or philosophical', Frankenstein here faces a tough reception in the year of its publication. Also including numerous other reviews for books published in this year, including Lord Byron's 'Beppo: A Venetian Story'.

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        Two Essays: One upon Single Vision with Two Eyes; the Other on Dew. A Letter to the Right Hon. Llloyd, Lord Kenyon and an Account of a Female of the White Race of Mankind, part of whose Skin resembles that of a Negro; with some observations of the causes of the differences in colour and form between the White and Negro Races of Men. With a Memoir of his Life, Written by Himself.

      First and only collected edition. 8vo (225x135mm). pp. [viii, versos blank], vii-lxxiv, [i] bl., 439, (1) imprint. Occasional light spotting, some early leaves with light dampstain at upper inner margin. Uncut and partly unopened. Blue grey paper covered boards, backed with beige paper and with paper label on spine. ffep has the ownership inscription of G (?) Falconer, Edinburgh, 1825.Wells's "Two essays" contains important contributions in the fields of ophthalmology, meteorology, ventilation, and evolution. "In his "Essay upon single vision with two eyes", originally published in 1792, Wells presents a new theory of binocular vision based on the concept of visible direction and experimental evidence on the duration of impressions on the retina. Wells's theory of visible direction had a great influence on the science of spectacle making in the early part of the nineteenth century". (Becker) The other contributions found here are also significant. The "Essay on dew", first published in 1814, was of "major importance in the development of the science of ventilation, particularly in its relation to relative humidity and the influence of the latter on the comfort of the occupants of factories, ships, theatres, etc". (Garrison-Morton 1604). His paper on a woman with patchy skin, on the other hand, is: "The first statement of the theory of natural selection...an almost complete anticipation of Darwin's theory...although it was completely ignored until it was resurrected by a correspondent of Darwin in the 1860s". (Garrison-Morton 216.2)

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        Die Badenfahrt.

      Zürich, Orell Füssli und Compagnie, 1818, - in-8vo, Titelblatt mit gest. Vignette + X + 1 Bl. (zwischen Titelbl.) + 585 S. (+ 1 weiss) + 1 Bl. (Verbesserungen) + 15 gestochene Tafeln (mit 16 Abbildungen) von F. Hegi und P. Vischer (2) und 11 gest. Vign. bzw. Textkupfer sowie 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte in Aquatinta. Vereinzelt stockfleckig, Pbd. d. Zt. (Rckn. erneuert mit Lwd, berieb.). Erste Ausgabe. - Mit dem Datum auf dem Titelblatt. Mit den herrlichen 15 Kupfertafeln von Franz Hegi meist nach Hess (dabei 2 Ansichten von P. Vischer). Sie zeigen u.a.: Von der Anfurt gegen die Stadt; Aus der untern Laube gegen die Matte; Das Fälklein im Hinterhof; Aus dem Bauerngut gegen die Stadt Baden; Einsiedeley unweit Baden. Und dem gest. Faltplan, nach Leonhard Schulthess gest. von Hegi. Die Tafeln - Breitrandiges Ex., etwas stockfleckig. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Goedecke VI, 498. Lonchamp 1467. Waeber 313. Appenzeller 468 ff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels from Vienna through Lower Hungary; with some remarks on the state of Vienna during the congress, in the year 1814.

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Company. 1818 : , 1818. First edition. Quarto, 288x218mm. In recent speckled half-calf with marbled sides. Spine with four raised bands and two burgundy lettering-pieces giving title and author. Edges uncut. [3], vi-xviii, [3], 4-642, cii, [2] pages, including Appendix, Index and list of recent works from the publisher at end. Bound without half-title. Errata leaf tipped in on verso of title-page. Ten full-page engraved plates, including frontispiece; 2 folding maps of Hungary, one coloured; Tables, some folding; plus woodcuts of rural scenes, city- and landscapes at chapter heads. Appendix includes: General View of the kingdom of Hungary, published in 1815 by Professor Sennowitz at Eperies - Statistical account of the names of Hungary, extracted from the Vaterlandische blatter, A.D. 1811, and the Bergmannische reise von W. G. E.Becker, 1815 - Coronation of Joseph I, king of Hungary; extracted from the 'Monthly account', a periodical pamphlet, which appeared in London in 1687 - An account of the vineyards of Menes, from Dr. Lubeck's Hungarian miscellany, 1805 - Statement of the extent and produce of the Austrian vineyards, according to the calculation of Blumenbach, 1816 - Account of the wild boy discovered near the Neusiedlersee, officially extracted from the register of Kapuvar - A list of the works of Baron Jacquin (who died A.D. 1817) arranged in chronological order - State of the Gypsies in Spain, 1817 - List of Words used by the Gypsey, Gitano and Cygani - Vocabulary (English, English Gypsey, Spanish Gypsey, Hungarian Gypsey, including phrases, Gitano songs, etc.). Occasional foxing and dusting, mainly at edges. Clean and tight. (Additional information and photographs available on request.) .

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        FRANKENSTEIN, reviewed in] The Monthly Review; or Literary Journal, Enlarged. From January to April, inclusive. MDCCCVIII. With an Appendix.

      London: Sold by J. Porter. 1818 - CONTEMPORARY REVIEW OF 'FRANKENSTEIN'. Octavo, pp.viii, 544 [8]. In contemporary or slightly later blue paper-covered boards, stamped to spine by the University of St Andrews. '85' also printed to spine, with '1818' written just below in black ink by a recent hand. No other titles or library marks in evidence. With an alphabetical contents and unpaginated index. All edges untrimmed; unopened in places. Some light outer wear; spine toned. Very good indeed. Panned as an 'uncouth story. leading to no conclusion either moral or philosophical', Frankenstein here faces a tough reception in the year of its publication. Also including numerous other reviews for books published in this year, including Lord Byron's 'Beppo: A Venetian Story'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ezrat HaSofer; Hamisha Humshey Torah; Tikun Sofrim, Vavei Ha'amudim. [Pentateuch with Or Torah glosses].

      Vienna Georg Holzinger 1818 - Five volumes, octavo (19 x 12.5 cm). Vol I - title, [18 ll.], 79 ll.; Vol II - title, [1 l.], 86 ll.; Vol. III - title, 67 ll.; Vol. IV - title, 75 ll.; title, 70 ll. Text in Hebrew, with Ladino preface by Yisrael Haim. Contemporary brown calf with gilt floral and pomegranate patterns in oriental style and the name "Chaim" embossed on front cover of volumes III and V., signature "Chaim" to some of the title pages. Overall good condition, some stains and wear. Preserved in a modern slipcase. Sephardic pentateuch published in Vienna by Yisrael Haim of Belgrade - the pioneer of Ladino printing in Vienna and "champion of the Ladino translation tradition in the 19th century". (David M. Bunis, Histoire, Epistomologie, Langage) Yisrael Haim was born in the second half of the 18th century in Belgrade; following the invasion of the Dahijas in 1813 Haim was forced to flee Serbia and later settled in Vienna. Here he published most of his works and dedicated his whole life to his literary efforts and to serving the community. Through the first few decades of the 1800s Haim published many sacred Hebrew books such as prayer-books, pentateuchs, moralistic works and others. His translations were intended not just for the Sephardic community in Vienna, but for Ladino speakers worldwide - to the descendants of medieval Spanish Jewry. Living side by side with the Ashkenazic community in Vienna and inspired by presses that published Yiddish works Haim began to publish Ladino reeditions and new translations of Medieval Sephardic Hebrew classics. One of Haim's main concerns was the lack of knowledge of Hebrew among the Jewish youth. Inspired by prenumerantem system employed among the Ashkenazic community Haim offered wealthy members of his community the opportunity to sponsor his publication in return for their name to be recorded in the work, as can be seen in this publication's title page: "Brought to Print by dear honourable lord Eliezer Ben Menachem HaCohen". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scripture Atlas, or a Series of Maps to illustrate the Old and New Testament.

      London W. Clowes for Samuel Leigh 1818 - Quarto, (30.2 x 24.8 cm); engraved pictorial title, half-title and 20 maps and plans, with separately titled Complete Index bound in at rear, 15 single-page and 5 double-page engraved maps with full original hand-colouring, 23 index pp; occasional slight surface dust and minor marginal spotting. Contemporary half-roan, worn, with publisher's printed red label mounted on upper board. A fine and complete example of the scripture atlas published by Leigh, containing 20 engraved maps and plans with original wash and outline colour. The maps include: separate maps for the lands of each of the 12 tribes of Israel; general map Palestine and the tribes; plan of the Second Jewish Temple of Jerusalem built by Herod; plan of the City of Jerusalem; map of the "Journeyings of the Israelites" marking their route from Egypt, through the desert, to the Holy Land; map of Asia Minor, Palestine and Greece; map of "Places mentioned in the Old and New Testament, with those remote from the Holy Land"; and map of the travels of St. Paul. Samuel Leigh was a well known bookseller and publisher based in the Strand, London. He was active in the first half of the 19th century and published series of travel books in the 1820s and 1830s. His most famous book 'New Picture of London: or, a View of the Political, Religious, Medical, Literary, Municipal, Commercial, and Moral State of the British Metropolis' was published in many editions. His son was the painter James Mathews Leith. Three of the large folding maps in the atlas were drawn by James Wyld senior – a famous map seller, cartographer, engraver, surveyor and Geographer to the King and to the Duke of York. Most of the remaining maps in the atlas were engraved by Nathaniel Rogers Hewitt – a well know engraver, printer and map colourist, also known to produce the maps and title page of James Wyld's 'General Atlas' of 1819. Little is known about J.T. Assheton - the author of the majority of the maps in the atlas. He is said to be a "Slightly obscure figure, who contributed maps, many relating to Bible history, to several publications between 1812 and 1832" (Laurence Worms).

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        Régénération de la Nature végétale, ou Recherches sur les moyens de recréer, dans tous les climats, les anciennes températures et l'ordre primitif des saisons, par des plantations raisonnées, appuyées de quelques vues sur le ministère que la puissance végétale semble avoir à remplir dans l'harmonie des éléments.

      Paris, P. Didot l'Aîné, 1818, pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos ornés, 2 coins lég. ém. -Très petit manque de papier dans la marge ext. de 8 ff. du tome 1 sans atteinte du texte. - 2 volumes in-8 de XXXI-(5)-502 pp. et 398 pp; 2e édition remaniée et considérablement augmentée de l'Harmonie hydro-végétale et météorologique (parue en 1802). Quérard VII-p. 461 ; Pritzel 7428 ; Jacquemont, Bibliographie forestière p. 21. Rauch, né à Bitche en Moselle vers 1770 (d'après Quérard), est le principal précurseur français de l'écologie. Il est l'un des premiers à avoir dénoncé les conséquences catastrophiques sur l'environnement du déboisement excessif dont souffrent non seulement la France, mais aussi l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique. "Cette dernière édition renferme une foule de renseignements, de pièces administratives sur les dévastations exercées pendant la Révolution dans des forêts de l'Etat, et qui ont été adressées aux diverses Assemblées par les préfets des départements." (Jacquemart).

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        NARRATIVE OF MY CAPTIVITY IN JAPAN, DURING THE YEARS 1811, 1812 & 1813: WITH OBS

      - London 1818, Colburn. FIRST EDITION. Full diced leather, 2 vol. set 302+348p., very good, gold stamped, spines & edges mildly rubbed, hinges reinforced with thin strips of leather a bright looking copy,contents clean, on bright white paper. SUBTITLE: continued: ". of the Author & his Companions, by Captain Rikord. *** WHO WAS CAPT. VASILY GOLOWNIN: Vasily Mikhailovich Golovnin, Russian [19 April [O.S. 8 April 1776], Gulyniki, Ryazan Oblast, Russia 11 July [O.S. 29 June] 1831, Saint Petersburg, Russia, was a Russian navigator, Vice Admiral, and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Science *** An excellent and most early reliable resource for first contacts between the Japanese & Russians. * Captain Vasili Golowinin was captured and held by the Japanese for some three years, where he learned much about Japan and Japanese. Golownin was withdrawn from the British fleet by the Tsar to do a survey of the Sea of Okhotsk, the Southern Kuriles & the Japan Sea. . Despite his peaceful signals, the Japanese cannon blazed away at him, eventually he & his crew of the "Diana" were taken prisoners. . This is the famous & historic true account of what Golownin saw, where he went and what he did during his three year sojourn in Japan. . An early & most excellent primary resource. *** Golovnin was given command of the sloop Diana in 1806, and made his first voyage around the world (1807-1809), with the object of conducting a survey of the northern Pacific, and transporting supplies to Okhotsk. . The Diana set sail from Kronstadt on July 7, 1807. A severe storm in April 1808 prevented the Diana from sailing around Cape Horn, and Golovnin decided to set sail for the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, to restock the ship's supplies. He anchored in the nearby port of Simon's Town on May 3, 1808. Golovnin, having been at sea for ten months, was unaware that Russian relations with Britain had deteriorated, and Russia had allied herself with the French. The Diana was immediately detained as an enemy vessel by a British naval squadron, pending receipt of appropriate instructions from London. . Golovnin and his crew spent more than a year detained aboard the Diana at Simon's Town awaiting a decision from British authorities. When it became increasingly clear that a decision might never come, Golovnin began to plot their escape. On May 28, 1809, perfect conditions presented themselves -a fair wind and poor visibility. The crew severed the anchor cables, and managed successfully to sail out of the bay, passing directly in front of several British warships. Once the British discovered that they had escaped, they set off in pursuit, but failed to overtake the Diana, which sailed safely at Kamchatka in 1810.[5] News of the Diana's "audacious escape" quickly spread throughout the world. Extracted from Wikipedia. *** CAPTIVITY IN JAPAN: In 1811, Golovnin described and mapped the Kuril Islands from the Strait of Hope to the eastern shores of Iturup Island (Etorofu in Japanese). . While exploring Kunashir Island (Kunashiri in Japanese), Golovnin was lured ashore, taken prisoner, charged with violating Sakoku (a Japanese policy prohibiting foreigners from entering Japan), and held captive for two years by the Japanese on the island of Hokkaido. Golovnin was said to possess a "superior education and fascination with foreign cultures." After making one failed attempt to escape his captures, Golovnin decided to utilize his time in detainment to master the Japanese language, and familiarize himself with Japanese culture and traditions. . Golovnin was released in 1813, returned to Russia, and published an account of his years in captivity.[12] His book, Captivity in Japan During the Years 1811, 1812, 1813, became an instant classic. It was hailed in Russia as an authoritative volume on Japanese culture, and helped shape an entire generation's view of Japan. Golovnin clearly respected the Japanese, portraying them "as intelligent, as patriotic, and as worthy r

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        Al gioco cinese chiamato il rompicapo. Appendice di figure reappresentanti l'alfaeto, le nove cifre dei numeri arabie, domini, bestie, case case, cocchi, barche, urne, vasi, ed altri suppellettili domestichi. . .

      Milan: Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi, 1818. FIRST EDITION. With 133 hand-colored figures on 12 engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers with the original printed wrappers pasted onto both covers (title, etc., on front and publisher's advertisements on back). First edition of an ancient work; the invention of this puzzle is unrecorded in history. Literally translated as "seven boards of skill," the tangram is a dissection puzzle with seven pieces (five different sized triangles, a square and a rhomboid) in which players recombine the pieces to form various shapes such as animals, letters, numbers, and other objects. Little is known about the origin of the tangram, inasmuch as the earliest known book was only published the prior year in Europe. The tangram was said to be invented in China over one thousand years ago, then carried to the west by nineteenth-century traders. Archimedes apparently designed a tangram-like puzzle called Loculus Archimedes in the third century BC. Early Chinese mathematicians manipulated geometric shapes in their problem solving. The game helped train memory and logic. It boosts shape recognition, problem solving, and pattern design skills. It is noted that the Pythagorean theorem was discovered in the Orient with help of tangram pieces. It is a new take on the classic memory game with proven results. The tangram has also been referred to as the earliest psychological test in the world. Giraud (1776-1834), a member of a banking dynasty in Rome of French origin, was a comedian and author of comic operas and plays. He became director-general of Italian theaters in 1809.

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        DESCRIPTION OF GREENLAND. A NEW EDITION. WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION AND LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

      Printed for T. And J. Allman, London 1818 - .[viii, xiv, ciii, 225 pgs.].SECOND EDITION.Includes the natural history, situation, boundaries, and face of the country.Egede was a missionary in Greenland for 25 years.FRONTIS IS FOLD OUT MAP OF GREENLAND.HALF TITLE PAGE.WOOD ILLUSTRATIONS.Includes dedication to Royal Highness Frederick.Professionally bound in imitation leather with gilt lettering on red leather title label.Text complete.Dampstain to lower corner of first few pages.SABIN 22029. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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