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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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        Sämmtliche Werke.,

      Carlsruhe im Buerau der deutschen Classiker, 1818 - zus. ca. 3.000 S. Sehr dekorative und wohlerhaltene Ausgabe der Werke Gellerts. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 Kl.-8° Sehr dekorative Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Bandzahl au je zwei farbigen Rückenschildern (orange und aquamarine)

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        Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels, Forschungen

      viii+260+[ii ad] pages with diagrams and figures. Small quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/4") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 242) 1st edition.Tassilo, Baron von Heydebrand und der Lasa (known in English as "Baron von der Lasa" was an important German chessmaster, chess historian and theoretician of the nineteenth century, a member of the Berlin Chess Club and a founder of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades). His name is usually abbreviated as "von der Lasa", as this is how he signed his letters. However both contemporary and more recent writers have used other abbreviations, such as "von Heydebrandt" (which is a mis-spelling) and "Der Lasa". The Prussian King (later Emperor) William I made a joke out of the confusion by saying, "Good morning, dear Heydebrand. How is von der Lasa doing?" Von der Lasa was born 17 October 1818 in Berlin. He studied law in Bonn and Berlin. From 1845 he was a diplomat in the service of Prussia. His career took him to Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Rio de Janeiro, among other places. He retired from the diplomatic service in 1864, and thereafter devoted himself to the world of chess. He played several matches and defeated the strongest masters in the period 1843-1853. He won against Henry Thomas Buckle 2-1 (1843), Adolf Anderssen 4-2 (1845), Johann Löwenthal 6-1 (1846), John Schulten 4-1 (1850), Anderssen 10-5 (1851), and Howard Staunton 7-6 (1853). To the modern chess world he is known above all as the main author of the Handbuch des Schachspiels (first published in 1843). His friend Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, responsible for the original plan, had died in 1840, with the work still in the early stages. Von der Lasa took over, and, in a noble gesture of friendship, put his friend's name as author. In later editions of the Handbuch, in German commonly called der Bilguer, von der Lasa was named as co-author. In 1850 von der Lasa published in the Deutsche Schachzeitung (German Chess Magazine) a call for an international chess tournament, the first ever, to be held in Trier. Instead the first such tournament was held in 1851 in London. Von der Lasa did not play in tournaments, being usually busy as an organizer, but played well in off-hand games against such leading masters as Howard Staunton and Adolf Anderssen. He was also a renowned chess investigator and theoretician, publishing numerous articles in the German Chess Magazine and, in 1897, his great work Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels, Forschungen (Researches in the History and Literature of Chess). In the course of his researches he traveled extensively (including a trip around the world in 1887–88) and accumulated a comprehensive chess library, to which he published a catalog in 1896. In 1898 the German Chess Federation saluted his tireless efforts and accomplishments by conferring on him its first honorary membership. One of von der Lasa's last services was to encourage HJR Murray to pursue further researches into the early history of chess. Von der Lasa died on 27 July 1899 in Storchnest bei Lissa, now in western Poland. His library is still intact at Kórnik Castle near Poznañ.Condition:Spine ends scuffed, corners bumped and rubbed, soiled, extremities rubbed, label on front cover else a good to very good copy.

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        Coe's Golden Drop Plum. (print)

      London, 1818. Original aquatint and stipple engraving drawn and executed by William Hooker. Image measures 19 x 20 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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        OEUVRES COMPLÈTES DE JACQUES-HENRI-BERNARDIN DE SAINT-PIERRE, mis en ordre et précédées de la vie de l'auteur par L. AIMÉ-MARTIN (12 vol., 1818)

      Méquignon-Marvis, Paris 1818 - À Paris, chez Méquignon-Marvis, 1818, couvertures cartonnées vert pomme avec pièces de titre et tomaison au dos, environs 22.5 X 14.5 cm, (6) 271 + 251 pages, 383, (xxiv) 506, 503, 458, 393, 474, (xlviii) 382, 444, 459, 508 et 692 pages. Je compte 26 gravures dont une dépliante mais certaines m'ont peut-être échappée mais n'ayant pas le détail bibliographique et n'étant pas toutes numérotées il m'est impossible de dire si elles sont toutes là (si vous avez la référence n'hésitez pas à me l'envoyer, merci) bien qu'il n'y ait pas d'évidences que certaines aient été arrachées. Les douze reliures sont en bon état mais tout de même usées aux coins, bordures et surfaces, avec parfois quelques petits manques aux extrémités des dos, quelques écorchures à certains plats, etc. Les intérieurs sont en bon état sinon mieux sans rien de remarquable sinon quelques rares déchirures en marge et à l'occasion certaines pages oxydées et rares roussures. Les livres sont solidement reliés. Les planches sont en excellent état. Un ensemble acceptable de ces rares Oeuvres Complètes. (AVERTISSEMENT ; Les frais d¿envoi internationaux donnés par Abebooks sont souvent erronés veuillez obligatoirement m¿écrire pour connaître les frais d¿envoi réels pour l¿extérieur du Canada AVANT de passer votre commande sinon vous pourriez avoir de très mauvaises surprises. Paiement de préférence par Paypal). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Coe's Golden Drop Plum. (print)

      London, 1818. Original aquatint and stipple engraving drawn and executed by William Hooker. Image measures 19 x 20 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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