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        Rural Residences, consisting of a series of designs for cottages , decorated cottages, small villas, and other ornamental buildings.

      for R. Ackermann, London 1818 - Imperial octavo, frontispiece and 26 aquatint plates, all handcoloured; a fine copy in nineteenth century purple half calf. Georgian cottages: Papworth's designs. First edition of Papworth's exquisite book on picturesque cottage design. Papworth (1775-1847) was a leading architect, landscaper and interior designer of his day, who popularised the rustic cottages ornés through this work and in Ackermann's Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c. In this beautifully illustrated book he intended to demonstrate that even a modest cottage could be raised to a high aesthetic plane with the application of the principles of proportion and form. In an Australian context, Broadbent has traced the influence of Papworth's designs to works on a grander scale: for a palatial house Macarthur was to have built at Pyrmont, as well as some of the features of the prestigious Newington at Silverwater. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Signed by two U.S. Presidents! Original Patent for an improvement in the way steamboats and horse boats are propelled, using oars and wheels, which the inventor calls the ?Columbian Principle?

      Important Partly Printed Document Signed ?James Monroe? as President, ?John Quincy Adams? as Secretary of State, and ?Wm Wirt? as Attorney General, 1p, 11? x 14.5?, Washington, November 18, 1818. Soiled. Dark signature of Monroe, adequate signatures of Adams and Wirt. Followed by Manuscript DS by Abraham Taylor and two witnesses, 6p, 11? x 14.5?, front & verso, foxing and soiling. All pages on vellum. Tied together with a thin green ribbon. A paper Great Seal of the United States, chipped serrated edges, is affixed at the lower left of the presidential document onto the ribbon. Very Good condition.Headed ?The United States of America.? In part, ?To All to Whom these Letters Patent shall come: Whereas Abraham Taylor a resident two years & upwards in the United States, hath alleged that he has invented a new and useful improvement being a mode of propelling Boats &c, called the Columbian Principle which improvement he states has not been known or used before his

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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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        A New Work of Animals : Principally Designed from the Fables of Aesop, Gay, and Phaedrus

      London: Edward Orme, 1818. Quarto, 100 engraved plates; a fine, remarkably fresh copy in very handsome contemporary straight-grained morocco, gilt, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Howitt's superb animal studies. A handsomely-bound large paper copy of this classic work, in which Howitt's superb animal studies bring to life the classic fables of Aesop and Phaedrus, and the poetry of Gay. Samuel Howitt (c.1765-1822) first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1785, and went on to establish a formidable reputation - perhaps second only to George Stubbs - for his accurate and lively depictions of natural history and sporting subjects. As well as being a most accomplished painter, he was also a master etcher and he personally executed the finely-worked plates for this and his many other publications. The fables of Aesop - each of which has a strong moral, or "application" as it is called here - were very popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Countless editions were published for children. Such a sophicated edition as this displays in the very best manner the beautiful etchings of a master of this art form.

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        Die Maschinen-Baumaterialien und deren Bearbeitung, eine Zusammenstellung der wichtigsten Erfahrungen über die Eigenschaften des Holzes und der unedlen Metalle, sowie über die Anlage und die Einrichtung der Schmiedewerkstätten, der Gießereien, und der mechanischen Werkstätten, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der in denselben gebräuchlichen Maschinen. Erste (und: Zweite) Abtheilung in 1 Band. Text- u. Atlasband. Mit 42 doppelblattgr. lithogr. Tafeln von Hoser, C. A. Weber u. A. Peppel sowie mehr als 100 Holzschnitten im Text. Stuttgart, C. Mäcken, 1858. 8vo. (23,2 x 15,8) u. Folio (33,1 x 25,2 cm). 1: XVII, (3) S., 336 S. 2: IX S., S. (337-652). Atlas: Titel u. 1 Bl. Inhalt. Halblederbände d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild.

      . . Handbuch der Maschinen-Kunde, erster Band (alles Erschienene). - 1: Von den Materialien zum Maschinenbau. 2: Von der Bearbeitung der Materialien im Maschinenbau. - F. K. H. Wiebe (1818-1881) war gelernter Mühlenbauer u. wurde 1851 "wohl als erster in Preußen" (Matschoß) Professor der Maschinenbaukunde. Seine Arbeiten zeichnen sich vor allem durch den engen u. guten Zusammenhang zwischen Theorie u. Praxis aus, da Wiebe seine gewerbliche Arbeit nie ganz eingestellt hat. Im ersten Teil behandelt Wiebe Holz, Eisen u. andere Metalle, Teil zwei behandelt Schmiedewerkstätten, Gießereien u. mechanische Werkstätten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der dort verwendeten Geräte u. Maschinen. Die Tafeln zeigen Fabrikansichten u. -grundrisse sowie Maschinen u. Werkzeuge mit vielen Detaildarstellungen. Besonders hervorzuheben sind zahlreiche Dampfhämmer, Öfen, Drehbänke (u.a. die große Drehbank von August Hamann in Berlin auf 2 Tafeln) sowie Hobel- u. Bohrmaschinen. Tafel 41 u. 42 mit Querschnitten u. Grundrissen für Maschinenwerkstätten. Matschoß S. 294. - Poggendorff III, S. 1441. - ADB XLII, S. 370ff. - Rücken u. Kanten stärker berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Vorsatz u. Titel mit gelöschtem Bibl.-Stempel, sonst sauberes Exemplar.

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        Letters from Illinois.

      Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son, 1818. - 8vo., bound in 6's (7 ¼ x 4 ½ inches). 2-page publisher's Advertisement (a bit spotted throughout). Fine folding engraved frontispiece map of the United States with original hand coloring in outline (small puncture on upper right, short tear near mount, affecting the image); folding engraved map of "English Prairie and Adjacent Country," both by John Melish. Contemporary full sheep, the smooth spine in six gilt-ruled compartments, red morocco gilt lettering piece in one (joint cracked but holding, extremities worn with some loss). Provenance: From the distinguished library of Wolfgang A. Herz, his bookplate on the front pastedown. His sale, Christie's 12/9/2009, lot number 188. First edition. Containing two maps by John Melish (1771-1822). In the same year this book was published, Melish produced his very important "Map of the United States with the contiguous British and Spanish Possessions," the first map to show Illinois as a state. "A man who chafed at his inability to vote or hold public office, and at paying tithes, Birkbeck had a vision of founding a colony in republican America. Following his father's death in 1816, he emigrated at the age of fifty-three with four of his children to Virginia, where George Flower had bought land. Birkbeck had other ideas, and announced that he intended to settle north of the Ohio River because of his profound hatred of slavery. "After arriving in Boltonhouse Prairie in Edwards county, Illinois Territory, in the summer of 1817, and immediately purchasing about 1500 acres, Birkbeck published in 1818 both an account of the journey in 'Notes of a Journey from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois' and an enthusiastic invitation to others to emigrate to his projected colony in 'Letters from Illinois.' Written in plain but lively prose that masked the underlying Romanticism of his message, the second book in particular praised the natural beauty of the prairies and the ease with which they might be cultivated. The two books received an astonishing reception not only in Britain but also on the continent of Europe. The fierce controversy they aroused in the press, journals, and pamphlets on both sides of the Atlantic magnified their impact. During the next few years, the 'English Prairie' became a required stop for British travellers in the west, who in turn published differing assessments. The fame of Birkbeck's pioneering venture undoubtedly contributed to the rise in emigration during the hard times and political repression of the post-war period. "At one time scholars gave Birkbeck credit for recognizing the agricultural potential of prairie land, but there is no evidence that he cultivated the grassland. Although he presented ideas on ditching and fencing in his presidential address in 1823 to the first agricultural society in Illinois, his methods were not adopted. Above all, the projected colony failed to prosper. His hopes of founding a morally upright community were shattered when he learned of George Flower's adultery. He severed completely all communication with his wealthier partners. Even his most severe critics conceded his integrity and the persuasiveness of his pen. Because of his sanguine temperament, he misled himself as he misled others. He did none the less secure an honoured place in the history of Illinois. His newspaper articles and a pamphlet under the pseudonym Jonathan Freeman helped turn the vote against calling a special convention to amend its constitution of 1818 to legalize slavery" (Charlotte Erickson for DNB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS83. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hunting of Jackalls/La Chase aux Jackals

      Edward Orme, London 1818 - During the nineteenth century, field sports, particularly the hunting of wild game, were a common colonial leisure activity in India and Africa. Large-game hunting, the pursual of animals such as elephants, lions, and tigers, was considered to be the most prestigious, thrilling, and dangerous type of hunting. As pictured in this fine image from Williamson's 'Oriental Field Sports', huntsmen were frequently accompanied by several hunting dogs. One of the finest and most detailed works on Indian Sport and wildlife, these images exemplify not only the native flora and fauna, but capture the excitement of the hunt and provide "a faithful representation of [the] picturesque country, together with the manners and customs of both the native and European inhabitants". (Prideaux) Captain Thomas Williamson, a British officer of the East India Company, served in Bengal for 20 years. An accomplished amateur artist, his sketches were then worked up into drawings by Samuel Howitt and engraved for publication. Samuel Howitt, artist and sportsman, was largely self-taught in his profession, though he belonged to the artistic circles of the day. He is considered by some critics to be second only to Stubbs in the ranks of British animal painters. He is well-known for his sporting scenes of racing and hunting and for scenes depicting both conventional and exotic animals like the rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, bear, deer and buffalo. Cf. Abbey Travel 427; cf. Mellon 88; cf. Nissen BBI 4416; cf. Prideaux, p. 282; cf. Schwerdt II, pp.297-298; cf. Tooley 508. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by Viveres, after Howitt from an original sketch by Williamson. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and several skillfully repaired tears in the top and bottom margins.

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        Effusions. Religious. Moral and Patriotic: in Prose and Verse

      New - London: Prtd. for the Author, 1818 First Edition. A good copy; frt. bd. detached; spine somewhat abraded; internally crisp and bright. 8vo.,.A vanity or perhaps a gamble based on need. Whatever Ms Sterry is not the American Keats. The book, however, does ernestly force the reader to consider it.

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        Das Hanfschleissen bei Lahr.

      . Aquatinta v. Nilson n. Vollmar aus Schreiber, Trachten, Volksfest .. im Grossherzotum Baden b. Herder in Freiburg, 1818, 21 x 28,5. Nicht bei Schefold. - Das Blatt zeigt mehrere Personen in Tracht - sitzend und stehend - um ein Lagerfeuer bei der Arbeit, dem "Hanfschleissen". .

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        Histoire de la Magie en France, depuis le Commencement de la Monarchie jusqu'a nos Jours

      Paris: Chez Foulon et Compagnie, 1818. 20 cm x 12 cm. Contemporary full calf, flat back, gilt-stamped leather spine label, pp. liii, 363, engraved frontispiece of Jeane d'Arc after Chasselat. Bit of rubbing to the spine and fore-edge, bookplate of C.B. Farrar to front free endpaper (Dr. Clarence B. Farrar, 1874-1970, Director of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, editor-in-chief of 'The American Journal of Psychiatry'), else a near fine, clean copy. First Edition. Hardcover. near fine. Octavo. Book.

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        Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey, and Other Countries of the East; Edited from Manuscript Journals

      London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1818. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Rebacked with part of original spine laid on. Book-plates of previous owners. Browning to prelims and plates and some light scattered foxing Second Edition Contemporary calf 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xxii, 615pp. 4 maps and 10 plates, some folding.

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        Views of The Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales

      London: Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1818. 6 volumes, octavo, engraved plates; foxing, joints weak, half calf. A handsome record of Britain and Ireland's finest houses.

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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.

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        Der Hammeltanz in Hornberg, im Hintergrund Blick zur Burgruine.

      . Aquatinta v. Nilson n. Vollmar aus Schreiber, Trachten, Volksfest .. im Grossherzotum Baden b. Herder in Freiburg, 1818, 21 x 28,5. Schefold, Nr. 26924. - Das Blatt zeigt mehrere Personen in Tracht - sitzend und stehend - um ein geschmücktes Schaf.

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        Album De Rébus Comiques

      Bureaux Du Magasin Des Familles, Paris - Oblong 8vo, full contemporary black morocco, triple gilt fillet bordeers, gilt vine design on spine, gilt cover lettering, moiré endpapers. Some edge rubbing but very nice. Armorial bookplate: heraldic shield with crown, "Bibliothèque de Roger". Original printed and pictorial pink wrappers bound in. Cham (1818-1879) was a caricaturist and depicter of manners following Daumier and Gavarni. Sixteen lithographed pages of rebuses printed on rectos only. The illustrations representing the words are taken from contemporary French life. the explanations are printed on the original back wrapper (translation available). A rebus is a puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters. Size: Oblong 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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        Portraits des Généraux Français

      C.L.F PANCKOUCKE Editeur Paris, 16 Rue et Hôtel Serpente 1818 - Album complet réunissant les deux collectionsparues, en 150 portraits des Généraux Français, fainsant suite aux victoires et conquêtes françaises, et précédés d'un précis bibliographique, et indexés selon une table des portraits. On cite BONAPARTE, COLBERT , DUMAS, DROUOT, DUROC, KLEBER, La FAYETTE, Louis-Philippe Duc d'ORLÉANS. Très bon état de conservation de l'ouvrage, quelques rares rousseurs sur les pages Jaquette en assez bon état, couverture et arrêtes râpées, mais reliure solide Format 13,5 x 20,5cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Hampshire. New Hampshire by Recent Survey made under the Supreme Authority and Published According to Law by Philip Carrigain. Counselor at Law and Late Secretary of the State.

      1818 - Concord: Philip Carrigain, 1818. Folding map, dissected and laid on linen, total 1580 x 1230mm, red marbled endpapers. Endpapers faded, paper lightly toned, pinholes in edges, a few small signs of wear. The second edition of Carrigain's important map, first published in 1816, with a large decorative title cartouche drawn by J.J. Barralet and engraved by W. Harrison, inset maps of the U.S, vignette views of the White Mountains, the 'Great Boars Head and Hampton Beach' and the 'Gap in the White Mountains' (Crawford Notch). Philip Carrigain (1772-1842) was New Hampshire secretary of state 1805-10. He commissioned surveys from every village and town in the state, often demanding corrections, handing them to Phinehas Merrill (1767-1815), a professional surveyor, to compile. Carrigain's attention to detail caused many delays and ate into his finances so much that, despite the success of the map, he was buried in an unmarked grave. His carefullness did not extend to the views around the map: the view of Crwford Notch was reversed during the engraving!

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        "Kohlen Hütte bey Gagenau". Ansicht mit spielenden Kindern im Vordergrund.

      . Lithographie von Boillot bei Engelmann, 1818, 21 x 34 cm.. Schefold 23810; Winkler 093a. - Seltene Inkunbel-Lithographie. Winkler kennt nur wenige Blätter aus dieser Folge. Rechts oben mit römische Ziffer XXI (frühe Auflage).

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        A New Map of the County of Nottingham, Divided into Hundreds.

      1818 - London: William Darton, 1818. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, 465 x 380mm, with slipcase with publisher's labels. Antique map of Nottinghamshire in fine colour, with a vignette view of Nottingham Castle.

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        The Fables of Aesop, and Others, with Designs on Wood

      Printed by E. Walker for T. Bewick and Son,, London 1818 - , xxiv, 376 pages, with illustrations by Bewick throughout, printed signatures of Thomas and Robert Bewick, and original signature of Thomas Bewick above thumb print, plus small red fern design printed over a moonlit landscape Imperial Paper Edition , rebacked with original spine laid down, spine slightly discoloured, boards lightly rubbed, firmly bound, internally nice and clean, the book is in very good condition , half green calf with marbled boards, blindstamped and gilt decorations to spine, gilt titles on red leather spine label In Fours, 27 x 17 cm Hardback SIGNED by Thomas Bewick ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages dans le Béloutchistan et le Sindhy, suivis de la description géographique et historique de ces deux pays avec une carte

      Paris.: Gide Fils.. 1st French edition.. 1818.. Translated. from the English by J.B.B. Eyriès. 2 volumes. Volume I: Engraved frontispiece, vi + 465 + [1] errata. Volume II: 381pp + [1] errata, folding map. Full calf worn with some loss at corners and joints, upper joint volume 1 split, marbled endpapers, light Library of Congress duplicate stamp on a preliminary leaf of each volume, some light occasional browning and soiling but generally the text is very clean and sound. The French edition was occasioned by the French interest in Persia which dated from the time of Napoleon’s military (and cultural) expedition to Egypt in 1798 and his dreams of conquests further east, including British India. A French military mission to Persia led to Anglo-French rivalry at the Persian court. Pottinger’s travels in eastern Persia and Scinde were an off-shoot of Sir John Malcolm’s several missions from British India, which was held to be threatened by the French and Russian ambitions of the time, and more inform-ation was being sought on the territories adjacent to India. Pottinger’s book was a pioneering work, and its competence reflected the future Sir Henry Pottinger’s glittering career as military Commander and Chief Plenipotentiary in the second half of the First Anglo-Chinese War and as first Governor of Hong Kong. .

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        Landschaft bei Neapel.

      1818. Feder in Grau, in Sepia laviert, mit grauer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Velin, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert "Neapel - 1818 -" und "Nähe von Grangano (sic!)". 22:31,5 cm. Bei der Ortsbezeichnung handelt es sich um die bei Neapel gelegene Ortschaft Gragnano. Bosse betrieb dort mit anderen Künstlern um 1820 Landschaftsstudien..

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        Letterpress receipt, completed in manuscript, signed by Brisbane

      [England]: 1 September, 1818. Sheet of laid paper, 153 x 196 mm., printed to both sides and completed in secretarial hand, signed Brisbane; very good. Attractive printed payslip boldly signed by Brisbane while serving in France as part of the occupying army. Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (1773-1860) purchased his commission in 1789 and saw service in Ireland (where he served with a young Wellington), Flanders, the West Indies and Jamaica, India, and the Peninsula War. In 1812 he was promoted Brigadier-General at Wellington's express wish, and in 1815 was knighted. For the following three years he served in the army of occupation in France, and it was during his service there that he signed this slip at his new rank of Major General. As early as 1815 he had applied to become Governor of New South Wales, and it was not until November 1820, again on Wellington's advice, that that appointment was made and he took over from Macquarie in December the following year. The slip confirms that for the two month period between 25 June and 24 August 1818 Brisbane received the sum o9f £144.12.5 as pay for a "Major General with an Aide de Camp". The printed slip was issued on behalf of William Purdue Smith, Deputy-Paymaster General to the Forces on the Continent, under orders from Wellington. Manuscript material relating to Brisbane, particularly relating to his career before the governorship, is quite rare on the market.

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        An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands , in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands

      London: John Murray, 1818. Two volumes, octavo, large folding map, engraved frontispiece of Mariner in Tongan dress, three leaves of native music; an attractive set in contemporary handsome green half calf (with matching marbled boards, endpapers and edges), spine gilt with red labels. Second edition of Martin's important account of William Mariner's four years in Tonga between 1806 and 1810. Martin's account of Tonga - Cook's "Friendly Isles" - was first published in London in 1817, this second revised edition was issued the following year and contains a large folding map of the Tongan archipelago not present in the first edition. This detailed and finely engraved map shows outlying reefs and notes the exact point where Mariner was wrecked off the island of Lefooga (present day Lifuka in the Haapa'i group). The work is based on the life of William Mariner, who sailed on the Port au Prince, a privateer which attacked Spanish vessels in the Pacific. They landed at the Hapai Islands in Tonga in 1806, were attacked after a quarrel, and the ship was burnt and destroyed. Adopted by a Tongan chief, and given the name of chief's dead son, he spent four years learning the language and customs of Tonga until, in 1810, he hitched a passage home on an English boat. His account of life on Tonga, prepared for the press by John Martin, is 'considered the best report of Tongan life and culture before the arrival of Christianity' (Hill). There is a significant passage in the Mariner/Martin account relating to the voyage of the Bounty when Mariner visits the grave of John Norton in Tofua. Norton had been quarter-master on the Bounty, and sailed with Bligh on the open-boat voyage; he died helping wrest the boat free where it had gone aground during an affray. The preface to this second edition notes that the testimonial of William Mariner, here written up and edited for the public by John Martin, has been verified by one Jeremiah Higgins who served on the Port au Prince, survived the massacre and lived in Tonga for two years and eleven months. Significantly Higgins was not adopted into the Tongan aristocracy, subsequently his account lacks many of the privileged insights of William Mariner's. Any edition of this work is rare: the Kroepelien catalogue lists only the London and French second editions, although Rolf du Rietz's note otherwise mentions editions in Germany (1819), Boston (1820) and Edinburgh (1827). This is an unusually fine set with half-titles present for both volumes, absent in the Kroepelien copy.

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE in Which The Words are Deduced from Their Originals Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers to which are prefixed A History of the Language and an English Grammar. To which are added Walker's Principles of English Pronunciation

      Philadelphia:: Moses Thomas,, 1818.. First Unabridged American edition from the 11th London edition.. 4to, 2 large volumes, unpaginated. Bound in full calf, elaborately stamped in gilt (worn at the extremities of the spine, weak on the hinges. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson in volume 1. AEG, With an ownership signature of George Plitt from 1824 and a note by his son John that the set was rebound in 1849. Waterstain to the inner margin of the half-title and title-page of volume two. Generally a very good set. Shaw and Shoemaker 44473; Printing and the Mind of Man, 201 (ref). Begun in 1747 and printed over five years, Johnson's Dictionary set the standard for all subsequent lexicographical work. Its excellence was immediately recognized in all quarters and the first edition of two thousand copies sold quickly. What set Johnson's Dictionary apart from earlier efforts was his reliance on the examples of English literature rather than his own intuition or previous word lists or dictionaries, a method that has been the standard ever since, from Richardson and Webster to the Oxford English Dictionary. Johnson, in undertaking this vast work, set out to perform singlehanded for the English language what the French Academy, a century before, had attempted for French. He hoped to produce "a dictionary by which the pronunciation of our language may be fixed, and its attainment facilitated;" and though, of course, no language can be frozen in time, by aiming at fixing the language he succeeded in giving the standard of reputable use. As Noah Webster stated, his work "had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics." Johnson presumed to finish the work for the Dictionary in three years by his own labor, but he underestimated the work required and it eventually took nine years to complete (though not all of his time was spent upon the Dictionary, as he was also the editor of The Rambler at this time) and required the assistance of six amanuenses--five of whom, to Boswell's satisfaction, were Scotsmen. "Johnson's achievement marked an epoch in the history of the language. The result of nine years labor, it did more than any other work before or since towards fixing the language. The preface ranks among Johnson's finest writings. The most amazing, enduring, and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" [Printing and the Mind of Man]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      Robert Desilver, Philadelphia 1818 - Full-Leather. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Volumn 1 of 2 volumes. Embelished with 30 engravings. Compiled from the various accounts of the voyages of 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 1780. Contents of volum 1 are Book 1 - Captains Cook and Clerke appointed to the Resolution and Discovery - Preparations for the Voyate - Stops at Tenoriffe, Cape of Good Hope, Christmas Harbour, Coast of Kerguelan's land, New Zealand. Book II New Zealand to the Friendly Isles. Book III Island of Toobouai to Ulietea. Book IV Nootka Sound to Cape North. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha (Embellished with Engravings from Pictures Painted by Robert Smirke); 4 Volume Set

      T. Cadell and W. Davies, London 1818 - Four volume set. 3/4 leather; with raised bands. Marbled endpapers. TEG. Rubbing along the spine edges, and a bit of wear at the corner tips. Bit of light chipping at spine heads. Endpapers age-toned; with a bit of light foxing. On the front pastedown of each is the bookplate of Lt. General Charles Pollard. Attractive set. [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?

      London 1818 - Octavo, frontispiece and coloured aquatint plates; a good copy in contemporary speckled calf, expertly rebacked. Second and best edition, with numerous additions and alterations, of this famous account of the voyage of the Alceste which brought Lord Amherst to China to serve as ambassador, and specifically to negotiate the China trade, at the time a matter of dispute between China and Great Britain. McLeod, who was surgeon on the ship, describes the voyage out, the various calls in the East Indies, surveying off Korea, the visit to Okinawa, another to Manila, and the shipwreck off the coast of Sumatra and subsequent rescue from Malay pirates. This was one of the most popular travel books of its time, portraying the Far East to a much wider audience than had been reached by earlier accounts.

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        The Chapter of Kings. Illustrated by Thirty-eight Engravings

      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 TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO a Venetian, in the thirteenth century. being a description, by that early traveller, of remarkable places and things in the eastern parts of the world.

      London, printed for the Author, by Cox and Baylis, abnd sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and Black, Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen, 1818.FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1818, 4to, approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, folding map as frontispiece, pages: (2), lxxx, 781, (1) including Index, lacking half - title, final errata leaf with adverts on verso misplaced at front of the volume, bound in full modern panelled speckled calf, narrow gilt border with decorated blind stamped border within, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt floral and leaf decoration in compartments, gilt titled red morocco label, new endpapers. Errata leaf slightly creased, small blind library stamp in margin, in title page margin, in margin of page1, 231, 233, 275, 421, 567 slight browning to top edge of folding map on reverse only, small ink library stamp and a couple of numbers on verso title page, ink stamp repeated 4 times within in lower margin, small chip to 1 upper margin, some 150 pages have a light crease across lower blank corner, final 2 leaves of Index slightly torn and very slightly stained, neatly repaired, with loss of about 4 words. A very good tight clean copy in a handsome binding. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume III, 1982, mentioning the remarkable introduction; Lust, Western Books on China to 1850, page 75, No. 292; Lowendahl, Volume I, page 83, No. 811. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Map of the County of York, Made on the Basis of Triangles in the County, determined by Lieut. Coll. Wm. Mudge, Royal Arty. F.R.S. and Capt.n Thos. Colby, Royal Engrs. in the Trigonometrical Survey of England, by order of the Honourable Board of Ordnance, and Surveyed in the Years 1815, 1816, & 1817, By C. Greenwood, Wakefield.

      1818 - Leeds: Robinson, Son & Holdsworth; & Wakefield: John Hurst & C. Greenwood, 1817. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen in three sections, total if joined 1840 x 2230mm. With metal box. Superbly detailed map of Yorkshire, marking hundreds, parishes, towns, villages, turnpike roads, toll-bars, cross-roads, churches, castles, chapels, heaths, commons, canals, railways, distances between towns. Bottom right is a finely-scripted dedication/ Christopher Greenwood, later joined by his brother John, mapped all but five of the English counties in unprecedented detail, publishing their maps between 1817 and 1834.

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        Map of the County Palatine of Lancaster, from an actual Survey made in the year 1818. To the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of Lancashire. This map of the County is most respectfully dedicated by the proprietors.

      1818 - London & Wakefield: W. Fowler & C. Greenwood, 1818. 6 sheets, total (if joined) 2160 x 1420mm. A highly-detailed map of Lancashire, containing hundreds, parishes, towns, villages, turnpike roads, toll-bars, cross-roads, churches, castles, chapels, heaths, commons, canals, railways, distances between towns. Top right, under the title, is a prospect of Liverpool. Christopher & John Greenwood mapped all but five of the English counties in unprecedented detail, publishing their maps between 1817 and 1834.

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        "Sendlingen bey München". Rechts das Dorf mit der alten Kirche auf einer Anhöhe, vorne ein Weg mit bäuerlicher Staffage, in der Ferne das Gebirge.

      . Radierung von Wilhelm von Kobell, bez. wie oben, monogr. und dat. "WK a(qua) f(orti) 1818", 12 x 15,5 cm (Plattenkante).. Goedl-Roth 39; Slg. Maillinger Bd. IV, Nr. 422; Slg. Proebst 237. - Aus der Serie "Sieben Ansichten aus der Umgebung Münchens". Aetzdruck vor der Verlängerung des Schlagschattens, den der Bauer wirft, bis über die mit Gras bewachsene Erdzunge.

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        Bekanntmachung. In: Frankfurter Intelligenz=Blatt (welches auf dem kleinen Hirschgraben F 77 Dienstags und Freytags ausgegeben wird.) No. 33. Freytag, den 17. April

      1818.. Oktav (20 x 17 cm), Rückenbroschur, (16) S., hier S. 8. gering gebräunt und stockfleckig, kleiner Auslieferungsstempel der Freien Stadt Frankfurt auf Titelblatt - Kramer, Waldemar: Frankfurter Chronik. Frankfurt am Main 1964, S. 276 - "Dr. Baruch macht seinen Freunden und Allen, mit welchen er die Ehre hat, in Verbindung zu stehen, die Aenderung seines Namens bekannt." Von jetzt an nennt er sich Dr. Ludwig Börne - überaus seltenes und bedeutendes Dokument zur Lebensgeschichte Börnes (1786-1837) - Zur Vorgeschichte: Die den Frankfurter Juden 1811 gewährte Rechtsgleichheit im neugeschaffenenen Großherzogtum ermöglichte es Juda Löw Baruch, einen Beruf in der Verwaltung zu ergreifen. Auf Vermittlung seines Vaters wurde er Polizeiaktuar in Frankfurt. Schon 1815 wurde die alte Ordnung restauriert, was für ihn die Zwangspensionierung bedeutete. 1818 ließ er sich evangelisch taufen. Seinen Namen änderte er kurz davor in Ludwig Börne. Sein bisheriger Name verwies seiner Meinung nach zu eindeutig auf seine alte Religionszugehörigkeit. (nach Killy 2, S. 84 und wikipedia)

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        The Trial of Miss Mary Ann Tocker, For an Alleged Libel, On R Gurney

      , 1818. 1818. A Victory for Free Speech [Trial]. Tocker, Mary Ann, Defendant. Cobbett, William [1763-1835], Reporter. The Trial of Miss Mary Ann Tocker, For an Alleged Libel, On R. Gurney, Jun. Vice-Warden of the Stannery Court, In the County of Devon; Which Trial Took Place Before Mr. Justice Borrough, One of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench, On Wednesday, The 5th of August, 1818, At the Town of Bodmin, In the County of Cornwall. To Which is Prefixed a Letter to Miss Tocker, And to Which is Added an Address to Jury-Men on Their Duties as Jurors, And Especially on Trials for Criminal Libel. New York: Printed for William Cobbett, By Clayton & Kingsland, 1818. 48 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning and light foxing to text, title page partially detached but secure. Early signature to head of title page, text otherwise clean. * First American edition, the best account of this notable case. Tocker was prosecuted for libel upon on a local official. She represented herself and was exonerated by the jury, who declared that her accusations were true. "Miss Tocker achieved great fame in radical circles by the spirited manner in which she conducted her own defense. (...) Cobbett, too, was delighted with 'Miss Tocker's triumph,' in part by her appeal to the jury over the head of the judge, the unpopular Sir James Burrough (...) whom Cobbett himself had faced in 1809" (Pearl). Although there are several London editions, the American edition is the only one with additions by Cobbett, which are considerable, including the text of a letter to Tocker dated North Hempstead, Long Island, November 2, 1818 and notes to ten pages of the trial transcript. This edition was reprinted in Boston by Coverly "from the 3rd New York Edition." However, OCLC and Pearl list no edition other than ours. Pearl, William Cobbett: A Bibliographical Account of His Life and Times 99. Evans, American Imprints 43652.

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        The County of Lanark from actual survey by W.m Forrest.

      1818 - Edinburgh New Town, William Forrest, 1818. Original hand colour. Folding map, dissected and laid on linen in two parts, total 1780 x 1280mm, in original red morocco slip-case, spine in compartments and lettered in gilt Some wear to slipcase.

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        Prospectus and Specimen of an Intended National Work.Relating to King Arthur and His Round Table

      London - John Murray, 1818. London - John Murray, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A mock-heroic Arthurian poemfrom English diplomat and author, John Hookham Frere. Third edition of cantos I and II, andFirst edition of cantos III and IV with separate title page. Frere intended to comprise the most interesting particulars relating to King Arthur and his Round Table. William Tennant in Anster Fair had used the ottava rima as a vehicle for semi-burlesque poetry five years earlier, but Frere's experiment is interesting because Byron borrowed from it the measure that he brought to perfection in Don Juan. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed with light fading to the head of the front board. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound, bright but with the odd spot and intermittent foxing. Copperplate ink signature to the title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Album De Rébus Comiques

      Paris: Bureaux Du Magasin Des Familles. Paris: Bureaux Du Magasin Des Familles Oblong 8vo, full contemporary black morocco, triple gilt fillet bordeers, gilt vine design on spine, gilt cover lettering, moiré endpapers. Some edge rubbing but very nice. Armorial bookplate: heraldic shield with crown, "Bibliothèque de Roger". Original printed and pictorial pink wrappers bound in. Cham (1818-1879) was a caricaturist and depicter of manners following Daumier and Gavarni. Sixteen lithographed pages of rebuses printed on rectos only. The illustrations representing the words are taken from contemporary French life. the explanations are printed on the original back wrapper (translation available). A rebus is a puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters. . Contemporary Black Morocco. About Fine. Illus. by Cham. Oblong 8vo.

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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. 2nd edition.

      London, John Murray, 1818.Contemporary half calf (extremities of spine sl. dam.).With portrait frontispiece and 5 hand-coloured aquatints. (8),323 pp.* Second and best edition, first published in 1817; with the bookplate of Bob Luza. - ' The Alceste and the Lyra conveyed Lord Amherst's embassy to China, which was the second attempt by the British to open trade with China, after the first effort by Lord Macartney. The Alceste reached Rio de Janeiro in 1816, and then proceeded to the Cape of Good Hope. After a short visit there, Batavia was touched at in order to deliver dispatches for the evacuation of the country and reinstatement of Dutch control, after which the Alceste continued on to China. While the matters of the embassy were proceeding, the ships sailed on an expedition for the survey and exploration of the west coast of Korea and the Ryukyu Islands. In the course of this work a long visit was made to Okinawa. The people were very hospitable to the sailors and gave them a kindly, though careful, reception. On the return voyage, after taking Lord Amherst on board at Macao, Manilla was visited, and then, in Gaspar Strait off the coast of Sumatra, the Alceste struck a submerged reef and became a total loss. The crew and passengers reached the small adjacent island of Pulo Leat safely. Lord Amherst proceeded to Batavia to fetch help while the sailors fortified their island retreat, named Fort Maxwell after their captain. A long and vivid account is given of their experiences, of how they were attacked by Malay pirates, and of their final rescue. On their return voyage, St. Helena was visited, and an interesting account is given of an interview with Napoleon. Dr. M'Leod, the author of this account, was ship's surgeon on board the Alceste' (Hill p.407). - (Some foxing).Hill 1169; Abbey, Travel, 559; Borba de Moraes II, p.507; Lust 378; Cordier, B.S., col. 2108; Huntress 188C; Thomson, The Exotic and the Beautiful, 298; Löwendahl 792.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1818. 15X10. 16Pag+568Pag+8 bellas laminas. Pasta espanola. Gran Obra dividida en tres partes: I parte: contiene delineacion,transformacion,medidas,particiones de planos, y uso de la pantometra. II parte: la practica de hacer y medir todo genero de bovedas y edificios de arquitectura. III parte: el uso de la plancheta, y otros instrumentos simples para medir por el aire con facilidad y exactitud, y nivelar regadios para fertilizar los campos. Falta trozo de una de las laminas. Buen estado. Ref 9.8 Biblioteca AD.

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        Regni vegetabilis systema naturale, sive ordines, genera et species plantarum secundum methodi naturalis normas digestarum et descriptarum. 2 delen.

      Parijs Treuttel et Würtz 1818-1821. Halfleer. (VI), 564, (IV), 745 pp. *bovenzijde ruggen en titelschildjes licht beschadigd, platten geschaafd, papier hier en daar licht roestvlekkig, oude naam op schutblad*'Commencement d'un grand et imporant ouvrage, qui n'aurait pas eu moins de 18 vol. et que l'auteur a inpromptu pour publier le Prodromus suivant. (...). Brunet, 1, 4885. Exemplaar uit de bibliotheek van J. Valckenier Suringar. Volumen primum: Sistens prolegomena et ordines quinque nempe ranunculaceas, dilleniaceas, magnoliaceas, anonaceas, et menispermeas, Volumen secundum: Sistens ordines sex, nempe berberideas, podophylleas, nymphaeaceas, papaveraceas, fumariaceas et cruciferas

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        Histoire des Roses

      Paris: Chez Louis Janet, 1818 Paris: Chez Louis Janet, 1818. First Edition. Cartonnage, with slipcase. Near Fine. 12mo. (13 x 8 cm.) 240 pp., plus 12 hand-colored plates of roses and a calendar (1819) fold-out. The plates are rendered with minute detail. Neo-classical border and spine gilt decoration on binding as well as clipcase. Light soiling to the former, a bit heavier, on the slipcase. Toning around page edges; otherwise, generally clean and bright.

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        Geschichte der schönen Redekünste Persiens, mit einer Blüthenlese aus zweyhundert persischen Dichtern

      Wien, Heubner und Volke, 1818.. Wien, Heubner und Volke, 1818.. Mit gest. Portrait und einer gest. Musikbeilage. XII, 1 Bl., 432 S., 1 Bl. Grüner Pappband d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. 25,5 x 21,5 cm. Goed. VII, 762, 50; Wurzbach VII, 276, 33; NDB VII, 593: "Es bleibt H.s Verdienst, das Studium des Orients u. der oriental. Poesie in Deutschland zu selbständiger Bedeutung erhoben zu haben". - Erste Ausgabe, Silvestre de Sacy gewidmet. - Die erste Anthologie persischer Dichtung in deutscher Sprache, mit ausführlichen Dichterviten und zahlreichen Erstübersetzungen. Neben der 1812 erschienenen Hafis-Übersetzung Hammers von tiefgreifendem Einfluss auf die Entstehung des "West-östlichen Divans" (1819), wie Goethe in den "Noten und Abhandlungen" zu seinem Gedichtzyklus ausdrücklich hervorhebt. - Berieben und bestoßen. Titel mit Stempel "Prof. Dr. Eugen Wilhelm, Jena

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