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        HISTOIRE MILITAIRE DU PIEMONT. PAR LE COMTE ALEXANDRE DE SALUCES, COLONEL COMMANDANT LA LEGION ROYALE LEGERE… OUVRAGE COURONNE' PAR L'ACADEMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES.

      Turin, chez Pierre Joseph Pic, 1818buone mezza pelle ITALIANO Legature coeve in mezza pelle e carta marmorizzata ai piatti, dorsi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. (10), XXXII, 402, (2); (2), 544; (2), 366, (2); (2), 480; (2), 566, (2) pagine numerate. Prima e rara edizione di quest'opera fondamentale sulla storia militare del Piemonte e sugli eventi militari dal secolo XI al 1748, quando l’unificazione di tutta la regione sotto Casa Savoia fu definitivamente compiuta. Aless. Saluzzo di Monesiglio (Torino 1775-1851) fu Ministro della Guerra, Cavaliere dell’Annunziata e Senatore del Regno. Esemplare in buone condizioni, tracce d'usura ai piatti in carta delle legature.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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        ESSAI HISTORIQUE SUR LES ETATS-GENERAUX DE LA PROVINCE DE LANGUEDOC, avec cartes et gravures.

      - Paris, Firmin Didot (imprimeur du Roi), 1818, 22x27, deux volumes. Reliure en pleine percaline verte. Pièce de titre et de tomaison sur peau. Bien complet des 13 planches (figures et cartes). Reliure solide et papier bien propre, à grandes marges. (Quérard, IX, 566). Bel exemplaire, envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        C. Ivlii Caesaris Commentarii de Bello Gallico et Civili. Accedunt Libri de Bello Alexandrino, Africano et Hispaniensi e nuperrima recensione Ie. Iac. Oberlini

      Avgvstae Tavrinorvum [Turin] Ex Typis Vidvae Pomba et Filiorum. 1818. 2 volumes. Large 8vo, 235 x 135 mms., pp. xxxv [xxxvi abbreviations], 582; 322 [323 Grammaticalia, 324 colophon], engraved frontispiece portrait of Caesar in vllume 1, very attractively bound in full contemporary vellum, spine richly gilt in compartments, morocco labels, marbled end-papers. A fine set. The first edition of Oberlin's text of De Bello Gallico was published in 1805, just before his death in 1806.

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        Stamma on the Game of Chess; Containing Numerous Openings of Games, and One Hundred Critical Situations, Illustrated on Colored Diagrams. With notes and remarks by William Lewis

      London, W. H. Reid, 1818. A new and improved edition. Description: xii, 337 p. Col. Diagrs. 20 cm. Subjects: Chess Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Fourth

      London: John Murray, 1818. First. hardcover. near fine. 16 +257pp., Small 8vo, handsomely rebound in full tan calf, gilt spine. London: John Murray, 1818. First Edition. Fine with very little scattered foxing.

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        An Introduction to Entymology or Elements of The Natural History of Insects: With Plates

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1818 - 4 volumes in a marbled modern box with 4 compartments. Full leather with gilt boards and spine. Spine with gilt compartments and ornamental decorations. With 30 plates (5 handcoloured) and 2 portraits of authors. Binding slightly worn to the edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd]
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        Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Fourth.

      John Murray, London 1818 - 16 +257pp., Small 8vo, handsomely rebound in full tan calf, gilt spine. London: John Murray, 1818. First Edition. Fine with very little scattered foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Socorros que se Han de Dar a los Envenenados o Asfixiados, y medios propios para reconocer los venenos y los vinos adulterados, y para distinguir la muerte verdadera de la aparente.

      Imp de la Calle de la Greda, Madrid 1818 - 1ª ed. 13x18. 206pp. 1h. Rústica (cubs. originales mudas.) Buen ejemplar. Mateo Pedro Orfila nació en Mahón (Menorca) en 1787 y murió en París en 1853. Encontrandose en París como estudiante durante la Guerra de la Independencia, se abrió camino como médico y toxicólogo en Francia, siendo nombrado médico de Luis XVIII, catedrático de Medicina Legal en París, y presidente de la Asociación de Médicos en París. Hoy el Musée Orfila es el principal museo de anatomía de Francia. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        Reliquien aus dem goldnen Zeitalter der Deutschen Freymaurerey: also weder Sarsena noch Mac Ben Nac, wohl aber kein unwichtiger Beytrag zur Würdigung der wahren Tendenz und zur Bestimmung des eigentlichen Characters der echten Maurerey

      Leipzig, Lauffer, 1818.. VI, 140 S. Lwd. d. Zt. (etwas fleckig) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel u. Blindprägung (Insignien der Freimaurerei). Kloss 601; Wolfstieg 955: "Reden und Aphorismen über Wesen und Zweck der Freimaurerei, Urteile von Ehlers, Klein, Hufeland über den Bund und Übersicht über die Geschichte der Freimaurerei in Großbritannien". - Braunfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Military Commission Document

      1818 - This is 16.5" by 20.5" military commission to Mr. Henry Burr to be "duly appointed Gent. Brigade Inspector of Infantry in the Militia of this [ ] with the rank of Major." Oliver Wolcott, Esquire, is described as "Captain-General and Commander in Chief, in and over the State of Connecticut in , The United States of America." It is dated the twentieth day of July, A.D. 1818, and signed Oliver Wolcott. There is an embossed paper seal of the State of Connecticut, evidently hand-cut with serrations around its edge, and affixed to the document. It is a printed form document, on cream-colored paper, with blanks filled in by hand, and hand signed by Wolcott. It is folded multiple times, and has separated into two halves. A blank section of one of these halves is also separated, but present. There is evidence that the two halves were taped together at one time.

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

      London: J. Harris, 1818. First Edition. Blindstamped Cloth. 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. Light wear to the binding as well as light soiling to the pages. Overall, quite clean and attractive.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Maryland.

      Carey, Mathew, Philadelphia 1818 - Beautiful early map of Maryland divided into counties including Washington DC. Shows towns, major routes and waterways. An inset shows "Western Part of Maryland". Expert reinforcement to centerfold and slight creases at lower left and right corners. A few scattered chips. Full original margins. Mathew Carey (1760-1839) came from a family of publishers and book sellers based in Philadelphia. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11.25" x 16.5".

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        HISTOIRE MILITAIRE DU PIEMONT. PAR LE COMTE ALEXANDRE DE SALUCES, COLONEL COMMANDANT LA LEGION ROYALE LEGERE… OUVRAGE COURONNE' PAR L'ACADEMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES.

      Turin, chez Pierre Joseph Pic, 1818buone mezza pelle ITALIANO Legature coeve in mezza pelle e carta marmorizzata ai piatti, dorsi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. (10), XXXII, 402, (2); (2), 544; (2), 366, (2); (2), 480; (2), 566, (2) pagine numerate. Prima e rara edizione di quest'opera fondamentale sulla storia militare del Piemonte e sugli eventi militari dal secolo XI al 1748, quando l’unificazione di tutta la regione sotto Casa Savoia fu definitivamente compiuta. Aless. Saluzzo di Monesiglio (Torino 1775-1851) fu Ministro della Guerra, Cavaliere dell’Annunziata e Senatore del Regno. Esemplare in buone condizioni, tracce d'usura ai piatti in carta delle legature.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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        Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Transmitting Two Statements from the General Land Office, Showing the quantity of land in each district in which the public lands have been exposed to sale

      Washington: E. De Krafft. 1818. First. First edition. Self-wrappers. One leaf folded. 4pp. Untrimmed. Laid in are two large folded charts(essentially broadsides) reporting sales of public lands in the West, mostly in Ohio, Alabama, and Tennessee. Slightly soiled, else near fine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Grå kappan, eller bedröflig och mycket angenäm historia om den däjelige prinsen Rosimandro, hwilken af en elak trollqwinna blifwit på det ömkeligaste förwandlad; dock sluteligen genom liuflig älskog igen till sin rätta gestalt återstäld.

      Nyköping, P. E. Winge, 1818. 8:o. 24 s. Tagen ur band. Skör i häftningen. Genomgående fuktfläckig och solkig. Inlagd i en välgjord nutida blått stänkdekorerad låda med blå titeletikett av skinn.. Almquistiana 240. Den ytterst sällsynta första upplagan! I Almquistiana förtecknas 26 senare upplagor under varierande titlar från åren 1825-84

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        The Emigrant's Guide, or Pocket Geography of the Western States and Territories, Containing a Description of the Several Cities, Towns, Rivers, Antiquities, Population, Manufactories, Prices of Land, Soil, Production, and Export

      Cincinnati: Phillips & Speer, 1818. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 3.5 x 5.75 inches. 266pp. Recent half-leather over marbled boards, with title and date on spine. New endpapers, some restoration to title page, scattered foxing. A compilation drawing primarily from Brackenridge, Brown, and Kilbourn, but also "from the information of several respectable and intelligent characters." Includes separate chapters on the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and on the Alabama, Michigan, North West, Missouri, and Illinois territories, with details of settlement, climate, natural resources and navigation. Howes E-141. Uncommon.

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        La guirlande de Julie offerte à Mademoiselle de Rambouillet

      - Très bel exemplaire deClassique orné de 31 planches de fleurs gravées et rehaussées en couleurs à l'aquarelle. Letout dans une somptueuse reliure en plein veau signée VOGEL. AUTEUR: Par le MONTAUSIER (Marquis de). TITRE: La guirlande de Julie offerte à Mademoiselle de Rambouillet LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris: 1818 COLLATION: xix-78 +31 planches complet. FORMAT: In-12 (10 x 14 cm) RELIURE: Superbe reliure signée VOGEL en plein veau, dos à nerfs orné du titre aux fersdorés, des frises aux coiffes en or et des fleurons et filets frappés à froid & fumés. Les platsestampées à froid d'un encadrement et une composition centrale de toute beauté. Coupes etdentelles intérieures frappées à froid. Toutes tranches dorées. ILLUSTRATIONS: Page de titre orné d'une jolie vignette + 31 planches hors texte dont 29rehaussées en couleurs à l'aquarelle ( à la main)et deux en noir. Notre exemplaire contient 31planches alors que sur la page du titre l'éditeur annonce 30 planches. ETAT: Reliure très décorative, le cuir un peu insolé, 2 gouttes sur le plat sup et despetits points sombres sur les plats. Infimes frottements sans gravité. Deux notes manuscrites unereliée , l'autre collée sur la page de garde ( déchirée). Rousseurs éparses sur les pages dutexte, les planches en très bon état , sans rousseurs le papier de certaines un brin bruni, lescouleurs demeurent éclatantes. ILLUSTRATIONS DE TOUTE BEAUTE. POIDS: 400 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Art de Modeler en Papier ou en Carton ou d'imiter et d'executer en Petit Toutes Sortes d'Objets susceptibles d'étre coloriés ou reconverts de Papier, d'Écorce, de Mousse etc. Amusement instructif à l'usage de la jeunesse des deux sexes, avec quatre grandes planches renferment plus de 180 figures et dessins lithographiés. Ouvrage traduit de l'allemand, avec plusieurs additions et changemens, par le rédacteur du Porte-Feuille géographique et ethnographique.

      Jean Risler et Compagnie,, Mulhausen 1818 - First edition in French of Blasche's Der Papparbeiter, oder, Anleitung in Pappe zu arbeite (1811). The 8 large folding plates depict a large array of miniature folded paper pieces: geometrical shapes, furniture and buildings. One of them is devoted to garden furniture in the oriental style, including a Chinese bridge. 8vo (210 × 125 mm), pp. 99, 4, [1] (errata), plus 8 lithographed plates. A few gatherings lightly browned, otherwise clean and crisp, early ownership inscription. Contemporary marbled boards. Slightly rubbed with very minor fraying at the head and foot of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Practical Chess Exercises; intended as a Sequel to the Practical Chess Grammar; containing various Openings, Games and Situations with Instructions and Remarks of the Principal moves of Each Party

      iv+239 pages with frontispiece, illustrations and diagrams. Duodecimo (6 3/4' X 4 1/4")bound in original marbled boards with green label to spine and gilt lettering to label. (Whyld and Ravillous: 1818:5) First edition.Condition:Light edge wear, spine end rubbed, old book sellers stamp to front paste down. A very good copy.

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        AN ESSAY ON HUNTING

      Privately Printed 1818 - Reprinted from the privately issued 1803 edition. Finely bound in nineteenth century half scarlet morocco over scarlet buckram with raised bands and gilt tooling on the spine. All edges gilt with marbled endpapers. Internally very clean with only light foxing to the occasional page, a near fine copy of this scarce sporting item. Engraved title page and frontispiece as well as head and tail pieces in line. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Two Apologies, One for Christianity, in a Series of Letters addressed to Edward Gibbon, Esq. The Other for The Bible, in answer to Thomas Paine. To which are added Two Sermons, and a Charge, in defence of Revealed Religion

      London: Printed for Scatcher and Letterman..., 1818. Large 8vo, 213 X 132 mms., pp. [iii] - viii, 470 [471 - 472 adverts], finely bound, "contemporary brown calf, wide raised bands tooled with a quatrefoil between volutes, gilt lettered direct in second and fourth compartments, remainder with large circular device composed of quatrefoils, fleur-de-lys, palmettes, drawer handle tools, roundels, etc., covers with gilt border of triple fillets and wide palmette roll, with fan tool at each corner in blind, inner lozenge panel of blind rope roll and gilt leaf and volute roll, with blind volute tools at the corners, and a blind fleuron and volute device in the middle, gilt scalloped floral roll on edges, leaf and volute roll repeated on turn-ins," to quote the description of someone who knows more than I could ever know about describing bindings, and with 19th century bookseller's ticket of "Richd. Newby...,Cambridge" on the upper corner of the front paste-down end-paper and the bookplate of the Rev. E. S. Burting of Yeldon Rectory just below the bookseller's ticket. Rev. Edward Swanton Bunting (1791 - 1849) was Clerk, Rector and Patron of Yelden. Watson first published the letters to Gibbon in 1776 and the answer to Paine in 1796. The two works were first published together in 1806.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        Ledger commenced April 10th 1818 Brookline & completed Decr. 31st 1822

      Brookline, Mass., 1818-1822. MANUSCRIPT, 167 p., 2 leaves, an odd piece of paper plus a blotter; 20.5 x 16 cm. Charles Wild was one of the "Homoeopathic Fraternity" of Massachusetts. This is the business record of a young physician in Brookline, in the Boston orbit. Bound in marbled-paper covers over boards, leather spine, some waterstaining, but all legible; very good. Stock#OB634.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        THOMAS BEWICK & THE FABLES OF AESOP.

      - Biographical sketch by John W. Borden. History of the fables by Janet S. Krueger. With an original leaf from the first edition (1818) of The Fables of Aesop and a new impression from one of Bewick's original wood engravings. Pp. 58+[2](colophon, blank), frontisipece portrait, text illustrations, the title page printed in red & black, references; post 4to; brown papered boards with printed paper title label on spine; Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1983. Edition limited to 518 copies. Hamel 179. *Designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher of The Greenwood Press, San Francisco (who also took the new impression from the original Bewick block for The Boys and the Frogs). The 175th publication (and 16th leaf book) from The Book Club of California. In this copy the original leaf from Bewick's Fables is pp. 71/2, the complete text of The Swallow and other birds, which includes an engraved pictorial headpiece and smaller tailpiece decoration. The leaf is slightly foxed and soiled. Loosely inserted is the Book Club of California prospectus for this volume, lightly creased from folding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Antigüedades de México basadas en la recopilación de Lord Kingsborough

      4 volumes. Volume I in two parts. Part 1: xiv+336 pages with color facsimilies of six codexes some with parchment trasparencies: Codice Mendocino or Coleccion Mendoza (73 plates); Codice Telleriano-Remensis (93 plates); Part 2: unpaginated Codice Boturini or Tira de peregrinacion (23 plates); Codice Bodley 2858 (40 plates); Rollo Selden or Codice Selden I (20 plates); Codice Selden II (12 plates) with bibliography and appendix. Both parts house in individual slipcase. Volume III. 451 pages Codice Vaticano 3738 or Codice Rios or Codice Vaticano-Rios (149 plates); Codice Laud (46 plates); Codice de Bolonia or Codice Cospi or Codice Cospiano (24 plates); Codice Vindobonensis (66 plates); Codice Humboldt (19 plates) with bibliography, housed in a seperate slipcase. Volume IV. 272 pages. Codice Borgia or Borgiano (76 plates); Codice de Dresden (74 plates); Codice Fejervary Mayer (44 plates); Codice Vaticano B, 3773(96 plates); Monumentos de la Nueva Espana tomados de los dibujos originales de M Dupaix, ejectuados por orden del Rey de Espana (119 plates); Muestras de escultura mexicana en poder de M Latour Allar (11 plates); Muestras de escultura mexicana conservadas en el Museo Britanico (5 plates); Laminas copiadas de Il Giro del Mondo de Gemelli Carreri, con el grabado de un cielo mexicano tomado de una pintura que se hallaba antes en poder de Boturini (4 plates); Ejemplar de un quipo peruano y laminas que representan una caja peruana grabada, que posiblemente contenia una coleccion de quipos peruanos (7 plates) with bibliography, housed in seperate slipcase. Small folios (13 1/4" x 9 1/2") bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and red label with gold lettering and gilt glyph to covers. Introduction by Antonio Ortiz Mena. Proglogue by Agustin Yanez. Study and interpretation by Jose Corona Nunez. First edition into Spanish.Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough was an Irish antiquarian who sought to prove that the indigenous peoples of the Americas were a Lost Tribe of Israel. His principal contribution was in making available facsimiles of ancient documents and some of the earliest explorers' reports on Pre-Columbian ruins and Maya civilization. The eldest son of George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston, Lord Kingsborough represented Cork County in parliament between 1818 and 1826. In 1831, Lord Kingsborough published the first volume of Antiquities of Mexico, a collection of copies of various Mesoamerican codices, including the first complete publication of the Dresden Codex. The exorbitant cost of the reproductions, which were often hand-painted, landed him in debtors' prison. These lavish publications represented some of the earliest published documentation of the ancient cultures of Mesoamerica, inspiring further exploration and research by John Lloyd Stephens and Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg in the early 19th century. They were the product of early theories about non-indigenous origins for Native American civilizations that are also represented in the Book of Mormon (1830) and myths about mound builders of Old World ancestry in North America. Lord Kingsborough was imprisoned for debt and died in prison of typhus on 27 February 1837, two years before he would have inherited his father's title. The last two volumes of Antiquities of Mexico were published posthumously.Condition:Volume one part 2 end paper chipped, some loose pages. Slipcases rubbed and edges else a very good set in like slipcases.

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        A Collection of the Several Points of Sessions' Law, Alphabetically

      1818. Clapham, Samuel [1755-1830]. A Collection of the Several Points of Sessions' Law, Alphabetically Arranged; Contained in Burn and Williams on the Office of a Justice, Blackstone's Commentaries, East and Hawkins on Crown Law, Addington's Penal Statutes, and Const and Nolan on the Poor Laws: Designed to Assist Magistrates to Refer to These Several Authorities, To Supply the Clergy with Professional Information, and to Enable Vestries to Transact the Business of their Respective Parishes: The Statutes Continued to 57 Geo. III. 1817, Inclusive. London: J. Butterworth and Son, 1818. Two Volumes. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind frames to boards, rebacked retaining spines with raised bands and lettering pieces. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor scratches to boards. Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Ilchester and small bookseller ticket to front pastedowns. Light foxing to a few leaves in each volume, interiors otherwise fresh. * Sole edition. "The following laborious compilation is designed to prevent that tedious research, to which even experienced Magistrates are, sometimes, compelled to submit. (...) If, for instance, he wishes to know whether Beer may be sold in private Houses, Booths, or Tents at Fairs, without Licence, he might have some trouble in meeting with the solution of his doubts; but by turning to Booths, Fairs, Houses, and Tents, he will be referred to Alehouses II.30. where he will meet with two references in Addington, Burn, and Williams, one in Hawkins, and one on the Law Dictionary" (v). OCLC locates 11 copies, 7 in the United States. Not in Eller. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:66.

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        Grundsatze der Criminalrechtswissenschaft.

      1818 - Grolman, Karl von [1775-1829]. Grundsatze der Criminalrechtswissenschaft. Giessen: Georg Friedrich Heyer, 1818. xxii, 686 pp. Octavo (8" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary marbled boards, hand-lettered title label to spine, edges rouged. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Shelf label to foot of spine. A nice copy. * Third edition. First published in 1798, this influential treatise introduced the latest progressive theories of criminology to the German states. Unlike its predecessors, it emphasized deterrence and prevention rather than punishment. Its final edition was published in 1825. Grolman was a professor of law at the University of Giessen. All editions of the title are scarce in North American law libraries. OCLC 1 copy at the Library of Congress, which has a first edition. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hymnes en prose, pour les enfans

      London: Darton, Harvey & Darton, 1818. First edition. 12mo. Superb period Regency binding, straight-grained burgundy morocco binding stamped boldly in gilt and blind in wide borders, with Stars of David in flames on both covers. Acorns and oak leaves at the corners, spine gilt in 5 compartments. Excellent condition. A scacre book and attractive binding.

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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 theory & practice of rural architecture; interspersed with some observations on Landscape Gardening

      London: J. Diggens for R. Ackermann, 1818 [text watermarked 1816-1817]. Octavo. (11 x 7 1/2 inches). Uncut, half-title, final blank. 27 hand- coloured aquatint plates after Papworth. Original paper-covered boards (rebacked to style, later endpapers), modern green cloth chemise, modern green morocco-backed slipcase, lettered in gilt. The genesis of this important work is explained in the introduction: 'the following designs for rural buildings, accompanied by some practical observations, were presented to the public in the "Repository of Arts," under the title "Architectural Hints," during successive months of the years 1816 and 1817. - The proprietor of that work having received such applications for the series of designs in a separated form, as induces him to re-publish them; further observations have been added to supply, in part, the many deficiencies which necessarily ocurred from so desultory a manner of publication'. A happy by-product of the designs having been published periodically is that they cover a large range of designs: from small cottages for estate workers (including a garden, so that the 'uncultivated mind of the husbandman' is kept occupied and out of the local 'village alehouse'), through various 'cottage orné', a vicarage, a dairy, a fishing lodge, to perhaps the height of luxury: an ice house 'calculated for an embellishment to the grounds of a nobleman, and contain[ing] in its plan and section all the requisites to the construction of an ice-well' (p.99). Abbey Life 45; Archer 246.2; Brunet IV,9814; Prideaux p.347; RIBA vol.III,2428; Tooley 359

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        The Works of Hannah More

      21 - London - T. Cadell, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The 'new series' of this set of the works of Hannah More, religious writer and philanthropist. Containing her poems, dramas, tragedies, stories, essays, and advice on female behaviour. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a poet and playwright in the circle of Johnson, Reynolds and Garrick, as a writer on moral and religious subjects, and as a practical philanthropist. Hannah More's first literary efforts were pastoral plays, written while she was teaching at the school and suitable for young ladies to act, the first being written in 1762 under the title of The Search after Happiness; by the mid-1780s over 10,000 copies had been sold. Metastasio was one of her literary models; on his opera of Attilio Regulo she based a drama, The Inflexible Captive. Within a short time More had associated herself with London's literary elite, including Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds and Edmund Burke. She also became one of the foremost members of the so-called bluestocking group of women engaged in polite conversation and literary and intellectual pursuits, attending the salon of Elizabeth Montagu, where she also met and became acquainted with Frances Boscawen, Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Vesey and Hester Chapone, some of whom were to become lifelong friends. She later wrote a witty celebration of her friends and the circle to which they belonged in her 1782 poem The Bas Bleu, or, Conversation, published in 1784. Complete with supplementary nineteenth volume of 'Moral Skteches'Complete in nineteen volumes. Condition: In diced calf bindings. Externally, generallysmart, if a little rubbed. Loss to backstrip of volume V. Four joints of thirty-eightstarting. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front18 pages of volume XIIare loosening, but complete. Ink signatures dated 1827 to recto of front free-endpapers. Some foxing to endpapers, not affecting text. Pages have some scattered light spotting and some light offsetting (heavier to volume XI). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Ballads of Archery, Sonnets, Etc

      London: R. H. Evans , 1818. Collation, xxxi[1]errata175pp, 32pp engraved music, head and tail illustrations. Bound in modern buckram, leather title label. Cloth lightly rubbed. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy of a rare book. A21. First Edition. Very Good. Small 8vo.

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        Narrative of a second expedition to the shores of the polar sea in the years 1825, 1826 and 1827: Including an account of the progress of a detachment to the eastward

      Canada: M. G. Hurtig. Hardcover. 0888300468 320 pages plus 157 page appendix. Illustrated by numerous plates and maps. Book clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Very light wear to dust jacket. Slipcase clean and unmarked with light wear. Six maps stored in pocket inside back board. The map entitled "Shewing the Discoveries Made by British Officers in the Arctic Regions from the Year 1818 - 1826" bears coloured lines which presumably indicate the routes travelled - we are not sure if these are original or were added by the prior owner. Other than this possible defect, a superb copy of gift quality. . Fine. 1971. Facsimile Reprint.

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        Cours de Composition Musicale ou Traité complet et raisonné d'Harmonie Pratique, dédié à Monsieur de la Ferté

      Paris, Gambaro [1818].. 4°. 1 Bll. 269 gest. Text.- u. Notens. Ldr.. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Vereinz. leicht stockfl., sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. EA. Brunet 10180 - Erste Ausgabe. Plattennr. 9 - Anton Reicha (1770-1836), war ein böhmischer Komponist, Musikpädagoge und Flötist, der seine wesentlichen künstlerischen Erfolge in Paris feierte. - Un des traités les plus célèbres du plus grand théoricien du XIXe siècle et pourtant l'un des plus rares. (Fétis VII, 205)

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        Narrative of a Residence in Algiers; comprising a geographical and historical account of the regency; biographical sketches of the Dey and his ministers; anecdotes of the late war; observations on the relations of the Barbary states with the Christian powers; and the necessity and importance of their complete subjugation

      Lon., 1818.. Color frontis. folding b/w map, plan. “With notes and illustrations by Edward Blaquiere.” Pananti was in a good position to observe the country and its people in an intimate way, having been captured by Algerian pirates, sold into slavery and ransomed. After this exciting start he goes into great detail about social, political and economic conditions prevailing in the country. His account ends with a plea for European colonization of Northern Africa. Abbey, Travel. 320. A good, untrimmed copy, some tanning in gutter. Rebound in antique style calf over marbled boards.

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        REGLAS PARA EL DOMICILIO DE NUEVOS COLONOS Y SUS AUXILIOS

      [Havana. March 6, 1818].. 6pp. Printed in three columns, in Spanish, English, and French. Folio. Heavily tanned. Some slight worming, affecting a few words on each leaf. Good. A rare Havana imprint relating to immigration to Cuba, published by the Captain General of Cuba, Jose Cienfuegos and the Supervisor of the Finances of the Crown in Cuba, Alejandro Ramirez. It contains thirteen articles that announce new laws for colonists arriving in Cuba based on a Royal Order from October 21, 1817. The new laws were designed to increase the migration of new colonists to Cuba especially among whites. The document specifically mentions potential colonists from Germany, France, England, Ireland, and Spain. It is thanks to those new laws that in 1819 the city of Cienfuegos was founded and settled by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana led by Don Louis de Clouet. OCLC locates only three copies, at the Library of Congress, the Boston Public Library, and Harvard.

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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: John Murray, 1818. Rebound to resemble an early 19th century binding in one quarter brown calf with marbled paper to boards; gilt to spine & to black title plate on spine; raised bands on spine. Illustrated throughout with full colour plates. Pages show usual age darkening , mostly to outer page edges, which also show some soiling. Upper page edges soiled. Light foxing throughout, some soiling to pages toward edges. Pencil to title page; ink in lower margin of page 271. Page 141 torn with paper loss at lower outside corner, also torn at gutter.. Second Edition. One Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        [Flower-piece: flowers in a basket on a mantle, with butterflies and other insects] [Pl. 46]

      Paris: [by subscription from the author and others, circa 1818-1825]. Stipple-engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Chazal from his own design after a painting by Jan van Huysum. 10 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches. 16 x 11 inches. An exquisite plate from the rarest French flower-book to be published during the best period in French botanical illustration. A delightful composition from one of the great rarities of French botanical literature: only one complete copy of Flore Pittoresque dédié aux dame (Paris: 1818-1825) is listed as having sold at auction since detailed records began in 1902. Chazal, a painter and engraver of flowers and fruit, studied under Gérard van Spaëndonck and worked on the illustrations for a number of other important works, but this image is from the only substantial work to be published under is own name. Cf. Dunthorne p.79; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.87; cf. Nissen BBI 350

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        Simon de Nantua, or le marchand Forain, ouvrage qui a obtenu le prix fondé par un anonyme, et proposé par la Société pour l'instruction élémentaire; en faveur du meilleur livre destiné ? servir de lecture au people des villes et des campagnes.

      [Imprimerie de Fain] for 'L. Colas, imprimeur-libraire de la Société pour l'instruction élémentaire',, Paris 1818 - First edition. This immensely popular juvenile novel emphasises thrift and hard work through the character of Simon, a travelling salesman. It was published by La Société pour l'instruction élémentaire following a competition, with a prize of 1000 francs donated by an anonymous benefactor, for a work of no more than 250 pages in which were 'tracés avec simplicité, précision et sagesse, le principes de religion chrétienne, de morale, de prudence sociale', for the improvement of everyday town and country people. There were numerous subsequent editions in France, as well as translations into Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Greek and even Breton.A nephew of the Jussieu brothers of botanical fame, Laurent Jussieu became director of police to the French minister for the interior in 1837. 12mo (167 × 98 mm.), pp. [viii], 239, [1], with superb engraved frontispiece depicting the jovial Simon de Nantua on foot with his horse and conversing with a fellow traveller. Very occasional spotting. Contemporary full tree calf, gilt patterned spine with green label. Ownership inscription to title (not affecting text). An excellent copy. [Quérard IV, 276. Though remarkably popular, and frequently reprinted, the first edition is rare with the CCFr listing just a handful of copies and Worldcat giving University of Virginia as the only US location of the first edition, with additional copies in Montreal and Toronto.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Second Memoir on Babylon : Containing an Inquiry into the Correspondence between the Ancient Descriptions of Babylon and the Remains Still Visible onthe Site. 1st ed.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1818, - RICH, Claudius James, Esq. Second Memoir on Babylon : Containing an Inquiryinto the Correspondence between the Ancient Descriptions of Babylon and the Remains Still Visible on the Site. Suggested by the "Remarks" of Major Rennel published in the àrchaeologia. London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; and J. Murray, Albemarle Street, 1818. First Edition. Pp (2),[1]-60,+ 3 folding plates. 8vo, olive paper on spine, light green paper on boards. Heavy wear to covers (especially spine andcorners), light foxing, circular bookseller's ticket, else a very good copyof a scarce item. 1,500.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels Through Some Parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia and Turkey

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1818. First Edition. Very good expertly mended closed tear to title, thumbing and spotting throughout. 10 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches, xiv, 295 pages, rebound in modern calf and marbled boards, Includes 15 hand-colored aquatint plates on 11 sheets. Abbey Travel 19; Tooley 344.

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        Récit des évènemens qui ont eu lieu sur le Territoire des Savuages dans L'Amerique Septentrionale, .. (Narrative of the Events that took place on the Territory of the Savages in North America)

      Montreal - James Brown 1818. xi; 131pp; 80pp ::230mm x 150mm (9" x 6") ::History of the Selkirk Colony. In French

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        Document Signed

      Carlton House, England, 1818. unbound. very good. Historically important autographed document signed "George IV" by the King of England who became Prince Regent when George III became permanently deranged. This document ratifies an act of the Paris peace treaty which redistributed territories after Napoleon's abdication in 1814. 7 pages on thick white paper with embossed paper seal. 8" x 12 1/2". Carlton House, England, Dec. 9, 1818.

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        Lettres de Madame de Sévigné, de sa famille et de ses amis. Avec portraits, vues et fac-simile. [Edition in-8 en 10 volumes, suivie de :] Mémoires de M. de Coulanges, suivis de lettres inédites de Madame de Sévigné, de son fils, de l'abbé de Coulanges, d'Arnauld-d'Andilly, d'Arnauld de Pomponne, et d'autres personnages du même siècle, publié par M. de Monmerqué

      Paris: J. J. Blaise, 1818. Livre. Bon. demi-reliure. Edition en partie originale. In-8. Paris, J. J. Blaise, 1818-1820 (imp. P. Didot l'aîné). 11 volumes in-8, 148 - CVIII - 319, 474, 478, 483, 479, 480, 476, 495, 535, 664, XII - 512 pp., avec pour les tomes 1 à 10 une planche héraldique, 8 portraits, 13 vues et 10 fac-similés, et pour le tome 11 une planche de médailles, un portrait et 2 fac-similés, reliures romantiques de l'époque de demi-chagrin prune, dos lisses ornés. Edition en partie originale, la meilleure à l'époque, bien complète du volume de lettres de M. de Coulanges, publié séparément et qu'il faut joindre au 10 premiers selon Vicaire et Brunet. Complet de toutes les planches, fac-similés et portraits. Longues notices bibliographique et biographique par Louis de Monmerqué. Le même éditeur donna en même temps un édition in-12, moins bien illustrée et plus économique. Petits accidents aux coiffes, dos légèrement passés, quelques rares rousseurs, mais d'agréables exemplaires malgré tout. (VICAIRE, VII, 478-481 ; BRUNET, V, 323-324 : "édition la meilleure que l'on eût jusqu'alors de cette immortelle correspondance"). (Prévoir des frais de port pour 10 kg).

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        MEMOIRS OF HENRY OBOOKIAH, A NATIVE OF OWHYHEE, AND A MEMBER OF THE FOREIGN MISSION SCHOOL; WHO DIED AT CORNWALL, CONN. FEB. 17, 1818, AGED 26 YEARS

      New Haven. 1818.. 109,34,34,10pp. plus frontispiece portrait. 12mo. Contemporary boards. Early library bookplate on front pastedown. Light toning and foxing. Very good. Untrimmed. The first edition, in original boards, of the first full biography of a Hawaiian, and an important book in Hawaiian history. Includes three sermons, one by Lyman Beecher on the death of Henry (Beecher is reputed to be the author of the whole book), and addresses by Joseph Harvey and Herman Daggett. These have separate titlepages, although issued together. Obookiah was a Hawaiian who was brought to Connecticut as a youth, and went to the Missionary School in Cornwall, Connecticut. This must have been an extraordinary place, with students from all over the world and American Indians. His tale was known to Melville, who comments on the story in TYPEE. HILL 523 (ref). FORBES 478.

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        Beautés de l'Histoire de la Chine, du Japon et des Tartares, ou Tableau des principaux événemens de l'Histoire de ces peuples, belles Actions et Maximes de leurs Grands Hommes et de leurs Sages; Traits singuliers de vertu et de piété filiale; Notions sur le Gouvernement, la Religion, les Moeurs, les Usages, les Sciences, les Arts et le Commerce de ces Pays

      Paris, à la Librairie d'Éducation d'Alexis Eymery, 1818. Dos volúmenes en 8vo.; 8 pp., 435 pp. y 2 hojas, 480 pp. Con 12 deliciosas láminas grabadas en cobre. Encuadernación de época, en piel, con lomeras ornadas y tejuelos, ligeramente fatigada.

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

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

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        Hunting of Jackalls/La Chase aux Jackals [Pl. 31]

      London: Edward Orme, 1818. 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. 14 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches. 18 x 22 3/8 inches. 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.

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