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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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        EL ARQUITECTO PRACTICO CIVIL, MILITAR, Y AGRIMENSOR

      . 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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        Vollständiger Unterricht über das Ader- und Blutlassen bei den Thieren

      Dresden, In der Waltherschen Hofbuchhandlung, 1818.. Kl.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. Vollständiger Unterricht über das Ader- undn Blutlassen bei den Thieren, mit Bezug auf die Lehre der Erzeugung, dem Umlaufe und der Verrichtung des Blutes im Thierkörper v.J.C.Ribbe, hrsg. Dresden, In der Waltherischen Hofbuchhandlung, 1818, OPpbd, 8°, 3seitiger Rotschnitt, 116 S tlw. stockfleckig, etwas gebräunt, leicht ber. u. bestossen, rare Ausgabe!

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        Vorlesungen über die Taktik der Reuterey, von einem Obersten der Reuterey. 1624. Mit litographierter Titelvignette u. 3 gefalt. Tabellen im Text.

      Karlsruhe, C. F. Mittler'sche Hofbuchhandlung, 1818,. OPBd.der Zeit, [5], 235 S., 8° mit schwarzem Rückenschildchen. Decken mit gemustertem Pappbezug verziert. Litographierte Titelvignette u. 3 gefalt. Tabellen im Text. Exemplar minimal berieben u. bestossen. Vorderdecke mit- Besitzerschildchen u. Vorsatzplatz/Titelblatt verso mit ExLibris/Signaturschildchen versehen; gestempelt. Titelblatt u. manche Seiten leicht stockfleckig. Ansonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Sehr gut erhalten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

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        Traité pratique des feux d'artifice, pour le spectacle et pour la guerre, avec les petits feux de table, et l'artifice à l'usage des théâtres

      Firmin Didot, Paris 1818 - In-8. [203 x 126 mm] Collation : (4), 163, (1) pp., 1 tabl., 11 planches h.-t. Demi-basane rouge, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). Cet intéressant traité pratique de pyrotechnie est illustré par 11 belles planches gravées par Gaitte. Un tableau dépliant hors-texte.

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        Reis door Italie en Sicilie.Amsterdam, widow G. Warnars and son, 1818-1819. 2 volumes. 8vo. With large folding engraved view of the volcano Etna, 3 folding engraved plans and engraved plate with diagram. Contemporary speckled boards.

      Cf. Engelmann 603; Tresoldi 109. First Dutch edition of an account of a voyage through Italy and Sicily, with newly engraved plans by C. van Baarsel. The first German edition appeared in Leipzig in 1818. According to the Dutch translator the work is full of interesting details, and beautifully written. The author, August Wilhelm Kephalides, of whom little is known, was professor in history at the University of Breslau, and a pupil of Heeren. He undertook the voyage together with his colleague August Wilhelm Förster, a professor in law, in the years 1814-1815. The account includes a large folding engraved view of the volcano Etna, 3 folding engraved plans, of the Roman Capitol, Argentum and Syracuse, by C. van Baarsel, and engraved plate with diagram. Spines used and discoloured. Good, untrimmed set of an account of an early 19th-century voyage through Italy.

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        Essai sur l'administration de l'agriculture, du commerce, des manufactures et des subsistances, suivi de l'historique des moyens qui ont amene le grand essor pris par les arts depuis 1793 jusqu'en 1815.

      Paris, Huzard, 1818.. 8°. 419 S. Broschur der Zeit, unaufgeschnitten.. Einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen Werkes in einem Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Schloss Dyck. - Der französische Ökonom Costaz (1780-1858) war Chef des "Bureau des Arts et Manufactures". Er war einer der Gründer der "Societe pour l'encouragement de l'industrie nationale" und auch deren Sekretär. - Rücken leicht fleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. - Goldsmiths 22010; nicht bei Kress Scarce first edition. Slight spotting to spine, else a fine copy. Contemporary wrappers, unopened

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        A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery, in the United States; Proposing National Measures for the Education and Gradual Emancipation of the Slaves, Without Impairing the Legal Privileges of the Possessor; and a Project of a Colonial Asylum for Free People of Color; Including Memoirs of Facts on the Interior Traffic in Slaves, and or Kidnapping. Second Edition.

      Published by the Author, Ballston Spa, NY 1818 - 108pp. Contemporary quarter calf over boards. Text block heavily foxed, previous owners' names on title and front free endpaper, heavy wear to covers. A good copy. Howes T308.; Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RELATION D’UNE EXPEDITION POUR RECONNAITRE LE ZAÏRE

      PARIS (GIDE FILS) 1818 - TUCKEY (JAMES KINGSTON) : RELATION D’UNE EXPEDITION ENTREPRISE EN 1816 SOUS LES ORDRES DU CAPITAINE J.K TUCKEY, POUR RECONNAITRE LE ZAÏRE COMMUNEMENT APPELE LE CONGO. FLEUVE DE L’AFRIQUE MERIDIONALE ; SUIVIE DU JOURNAL DU PROFESSEUR SMITH, ET DE QUELQUES OBSERVATIONS GENERALES SUR LES HABITANTS, ET L’HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE LA PARTIE DU ROYAUME DU CONGO ARROSEE PAR LE ZAÏRE. LE TOUT PRECEDE D’UNE INTRODUCTION EXPLIQUANT LES MOTIFS QUI ONT DETERMINE CE VOYAGE. PARIS (GIDE FILS) 1818. ATLAS SEUL, IN-4°, (29 X 22 CM), 22 FF, 103 PP, 17 PLANCHES H.T. VUES, OBJETS, ANIMAUX, PLANTES, (MANQUE LA CARTE), COINS EMOUSSEES, BROCHAGE D’ATTENTE, NON ROGNE, NON COUPE. L’EXPEDITION DE TUCKEY QUI PARTIT AVEC 18 MEMBRES D’EQUIPAGE POUR REMONTER LE FLEUVE CONGO A BORD D’UN VAISSEAU SPECIALEMENT EQUIPE LE « CONGO » MAIS LA MALADIE ET LA FATIGUE DECIMENT SON EQUIPAGE. LUI-MEME MOURUT QUELQUES SEMAINES APRES AVOIR DESCENDU LE FLEUVE. IL A LAISSE DE NOMBREUSES OBSERVATIONS SUR L’HISTOIRE NATURELLE ET LES HABITANTS. TUCKEY AND SEVENTEEN OTHERS INCLUDING A BOTANIST, AN ANATOMIST, AND A COLLECTOR OF OBJECTS OF NATURAL HISTORY DURING HIS VOYAGE, ON THE CONGO RIVER. THE EXPLORED THE CONGO ON A SPECIAL BUILT VESSEL THE “CONGO” LAKE OF PROVISIONS AND POOR HEALTH FORCED THEM TO RETURN AND UNFORTUNATELY, DIED SOME DAYS AFTER. THE JOURNAL CONTRAIN USE FULL INFORMATION’S AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY AND INHABITANTS. IN-4°, ORIGINAL PAPER BINDING BIG MARGINS, SIZE (29 X 22 CM), 103 PAGES, 17 PLATES, VUES, OBJECTS, ANIMALS, PLANTS, ETC. GOOD INTERIOR PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L’ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Charles K[irkpatrick] Sharpe (1781-1851, artist and author), ½-page 8vo with address and a fine impression of the black seal, no date [1818].

      - Inviting Sharpe to dine and to hear from the Duke of Buccleuch ('gout permitting') 'the earliest account of the opening of the Iron Chest'. Castle Street [Edinburgh]. The search for the Scottish regalia, the Honours of Scotland, effectively the Scottish Crown Jewels, had interested Scott and more than one Duke of Buccleuch for many years. The iron chest containing them was discovered and opened in Edinburgh Castle on 4 February 1818 in Scott's presence, and his own account, given at length in a letter to John Wilson Croker three days later is the best evidence for what happened that day and for the history of the regalia, with the added benefit of coming from the hand of a master of historical narrative:'. The extreme solemnity of opening sealed doors of oak and iron, and finally breaking open a chest which had been shut since 7th March 1707, about a hundred and eleven years, gave a sort of interest to our researches, which I can hardly express to you, and it would be very difficult to describe the intense eagerness with which we watched the rising of the lid of the chest, and the progress of the workmen in breaking it open, which was neither an easy nor a speedy task. It sounded very hollow when they worked on it with their tools .'The discovery of the Regalia has interested people's minds much more strongly than I expected, and is certainly calculated to make a pleasant and favourable impression upon them in respect to the kingly part of the constitution. It would be of the utmost consequence that they should be occasionally shown to them, under proper regulations, and for a small fee. The Sword of State is a most beautiful piece of workmanship, a present from Pope Julius ii to James iv. The scabbard is richly decorated with filigree work of silver, double gilded, representing oak leaves and acorns, executed in a taste worthy that classical age in which the arts revived. A draughtsman has been employed to make sketches of these articles, in order to be laid before his Royal Highness [the Prince Regent]. The fate of these Regalia, which his Royal Highness's goodness has thus restored to light and honour, has on one or two occasions been singular enough. They were, in 1652, lodged in the Castle of Dunnottar, the seat of the Earl Marischal, by whom, according to his ancient privilege, they were kept. The castle was defended by George Ogilvie of Barra, who, apprehensive of the progress which the English made in reducing the strong places in Scotland, became anxious for the safety of these valuable memorials. The ingenuity of his lady had them conveyed out of the castle in a bag on a woman's back, among some hards, as they are called, of lint. They were carried to the Kirk of Kinneff, and intrusted to the care of the clergyman named Grainger and his wife, and buried under the pulpit. The Castle of Dunnottar, though very strong and faithfully defended, was at length under necessity of surrendering, being the last strong place in Britain on which the royal flag floated in those calamitous times. Ogilvie and his lady were threatened with the utmost extremities by the Republican General Morgan, unless they should produce the Regalia. The governor stuck to it that he knew nothing of them, as in fact they had been carried away without his knowledge. The Lady maintained she had given them to John Keith, second son of the Earl Marischal, by whom, she said, they had been carried to France. They suffered a long imprisonment, and much ill usage. On the Restoration, the old Countess Marischal, founding upon the story Mrs. Ogilvie had told to screen her husband, obtained for her own son, John Keith, the Earldom of Kintore, and the post of Knight Marischal, with £400 a-year, as if he had been in truth the preserver of the Regalia. It soon proved that this reward had been too hastily given, for Ogilvie of Barra produced the Regalia, the honest clergyman refusing to deliver them to any one but those from whom he received them. Ogilvie was made a

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

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co, 1818 Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co, 1818. First edition, with half-title. 8vo. 12 hand-colored plates. vii, [i], [1]- 128 pp. Contemporary full tan calf, uncut. Rebacked in period style, new endsheets. Signed on first blank, "John Stocks/ Edin. 1828" and with original paper label tipped in. Very nice copy. Westwood & Satchell p. 50; Heckscher 359 . One hundred and ninety-four examples of flies, arranged under the months from May to September and colored by hand

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        The Angler's Vade Mecum, containing, A DescriptiveAccount of the Water Flies, Their Seasons, and the Kind of Weather thatbrings them most on the water. The Whole Represented in Twelve ColouredPlates: to which is added, A Description of the Different Baits used inAngling and Where Found

      Edinburgh. Printed for Archibald Constable andCo. 1818.. Edinburgh. Printed for Archibald Constable andCo. 1818. 8vo, 18.5cm, first edition, vii,128p., with 12 plates withc.194 hand-coloured flies, (arranged by the months from May untilSeptember), plate one as the frontis, the rest bound in at the rear,complete with half title, in contemporary half dark brown calf, giltruled raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges, some slightfoxing on the plates but much better than average, armorial bookplate"Cotterill Scholefield", very good to fine copy. W&S p50. Heckscher 359.The twelve colour plates include 194 examples of flies with writtendescription. A scarce entomological study of the water fly and animportant addition to the angling library.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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