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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.

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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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      [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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      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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        Sketches of the Life, And a Narrative of the Trial of James Hamilton

      1818. [Trial]. Hamilton, James [1791-1818], Defendant. Sketches of the Life, And a Narrative of the Trial of James Hamilton, Who Was Tried and Convicted, And Sentenced to be Hung, The 6th November, For the Murder of Major Benjamin Birdsall, Of the United States Army. To Which is Added, A Succinct Statement of the Facts Relative to the Murder by Lieut. Scott. Also, The Interview had With Major Birdsall During His Last Moments, By the Rev. Hooper Cumming. Also the Rev. Hooper Cumming's Address to the Soldiers of Major Birdsall's Company, And the Officers, Soldiers, And Citizens, At the Interment of Maj. Birdsall. Albany: S.n, 1818. 16 pp. Octavo (10" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed edges, woodcut image of a man hanging from a gallows on title page. Light browning, occasional foxing, a few minor tears. * An unrecorded imprint according to McDade. "This was a particularly senseless crime, probably the result of simple viciousness and liquor. Hamilton was a refractory and quarrelsome soldier with an ungovernable temper. He had tried to drive off a negro who wanted to enlist and was reprimanded for it by [Major Birdsall]. He returned with a rifle and deliberately shot the Major. One of the reports describes the rope's breaking at the execution and his being hanged a second time" (McDade). McDade notes a variant with a slightly different title and an additional sentence: "To which is added his last speech and dying words." Our copy seems to offer another variation. It is identical to McDade's entry except for the title page image, which features a hanging man instead of a coffin. OCLC locates 10 copies of all 1818 Albany imprints. See McDade, The Annals of Murder 536.

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        Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste

      London,: John Murray, 1818.. Octavo, with a portrait frontispiece and five coloured aquatints, early owner's name to title-page; light water-stain in lower margins but an excellent copy in contemporary half calf with marbled paper sides, calf spine renewed. Second and best edition: the Alceste 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.M'Leod, who was surgeon on the ship, describes the voyage out, the various calls in the East Indies including touching at Batavia, surveying off Korea, the visit to Okinawa, another to Manila, and the shipwreck off the coast of Sumatra and subsequent rescue from Malay pirates. A brief but interesting interview with Napoleon at St. Helena is also included in the narrative.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. The idyllic descriptions of Lewchew undoubtedly appealed to the romantic sensibilities of the era. Indeed, buoyed by its success, M'Leod published another work recounting his time as a slaver, A Voyage to Africa, with some Account of the Manners and Customs of the Dahomian People.Borba de Moraes, p. 507; Hill, 1168.

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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. 8vo. (8 2/8 x 5 inches). Half-title. Frontispiece engraving of Captain Maxwell (some light spotting), 5 beautiful color aquatint plates by I. Clarke depicting the people of China. Modern half ochre calf, gilt, all edges gilt. Second edition. John M'Leod was the surgeon of this voyage that brought Lord Amherst to China. Amherst was brought to China to serve as Ambassador. He was needed to improve relations between China and Britain, which were strained by trade issues. On this voyage the island of Luchu (later renamed Okinawa) was visited by Europeans for the first time. On the return voyage the ship was wrecked on a reef near Borneo though the crew was eventually rescued. This book gives an account of the shipwreck and subsequent rescue. Abbey, Travel 559. 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 Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department .

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        Fundamenta astronomiae pro anno MDCCLV deducta ex observationibus viri incomparabilis James Bradley in specula astronomica Grenovicensi per annos 1750-1762 institutis

      Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1818. First edition. A fine copy of this work which &#147;constitutes a milestone in the history of astronomical observations, for until then positions of stars could not be given with comparable accuracy: through Bessel&#146;s work, Bradley&#146;s observations were made to mark the beginning of modern astrometry&#148; (Walter Fricke in DSB). Norman 226; Honeyman 311.<br/><br/>& &#147;In 1807 Olbers encouraged [Bessel] to do a reduction of Bradley&#146;s observations of the positions of 3,222 stars, which had been made from 1750 to 1762 at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. This task led to one of his greatest achievements ... <br/><br/>& &#147;Bessel recognized that Bradley&#146;s observations gave a system of very accurate star positions for the epoch 1755 and that this could be utilized in two ways. First, a reference system for the measurement of positions of stars and planets was required. Second, the study of star motions necessitated the determination of accurate positions for the earliest possible epoch. Tobias Mayer had determined fundamental star positions from his own observations around the middle of the eighteenth century, but Bradley was never able to reduce his own numerous observations. <br/><br/>& &#147;The observations of star positions had to be freed of instrumental errors, insofar as these could be determined from the measurements themselves, and of errors caused by the earth&#146;s atmosphere (refraction). The apparent star positions at the time of a particular observation (observation epoch) had to be reduced to a common point in time (mean epoch) so that they would be freed of the effects of the motion of the earth and of the site of observation. For this a knowledge of the precession the nutation, and the aberration was necessary. Bessel determined the latitude of Greenwich for the mean epoch 1755 and the obliquity of the ecliptic, as well as the constants of precession, nutation, and aberration. To determine precession from proper motions, Bessel used both Bradley&#146;s and Piazzi&#146;s observations ... <br/><br/>& &#147;The positions of Bradley&#146;s stars valid for 1755 were published by Bessel as &#145;Fundamenta astronomiae pro anno 1755&#146; (1818). This work also gives the proper motions of the stars, as derived from these observations of Bradley, of Piazzi, and of Bessel himself. It constitutes a milestone in the history of astronomical observations, for until then positions of stars could not be given with comparable accuracy: through Bessel&#146;s work, Bradley&#146;s observations were made to mark the beginning of modern astrometry. During this investigation Bessel became an admirer of the art of observation as practiced by Bradley; and because Bradley could not evaluate his own observations, Bessel followed and also taught the principle that immediately after an observation, the reduction had to be done by the observer himself. Further, he realized that the accurate determination of the motions of the planets and the stars required continuous observations of their positions until such motions could be used to predict &#145;the positions of the stars &#133; for all times with sufficient accuracy&#146;.&#148; (DSB) <br/><br/>& Houzeau & Lancaster 10117. Slim folio: 330x190 mm. Fine contemporary red moiré boards with gilt-lettered spine. Pp. [12] [1] 3-325 [1:errata]. Internally clean, rare in such good condition.

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        Apicius Redivivus. The Cook&#39;s Oracle

      London - John Hatchard, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The scarce second edition of Kitchiner&#39;s feted cookery book, unusual in this good a condition, at least internally. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt decoration. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper. The Second Edition, Carefully Revised. Includes the Anacreontic Song to the rear, along with an Appendix. The most famous of Kitchiner&#39;s numerous cookery books, The Cook&#39;s Oracle, first appeared in 1817 and went through many editions, even after his death. It was written in a down-to-earth style, and demonstrated Kitchiner&#39;s familiarity with the entire process, from shopping, through preparing and serving the dishes, to cleaning up. It was an acknowledged source of inspiration for Mrs Beeton, and was mined by the writers of other household guides -ODNB. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The rear hinge is starting but still firm. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing, prominent to the spine, with loss. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with the occasional spot or mark. With a small ink stamp to the front pastedown and to the top corner of the title page. Overall the condition is good only, with a very good interior..

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      [v. p.]:. 1818 - 1873.. Folio. Vol 1: 34 cm x 21 cm; Vol 2: 33 cm x 21.5 cm; Vol 3: 33.3 cm x 21.5 cm; Vol 4: 34 cm x 23 cm. Vol. 1: 11 May 1818 Ð 1st week August 1839, 391 pp. Vol. 2: 7 August 1839 Ð 17 June 1857, 447 pp. Volume 3: 18 June 1857 to 3 September 1860, 436 pp. Vol. 4: 24 April 1861 Ð 21 April 1873, 509 pp. (pages 510 - 552 blank).. Volume 1 & 2 full suede leather bindings. Vol 3 a full calf binding with gilt decorated boards & spine. Vol 4 a 3/4 calf binding with gilt decorated spine.. Bindings somewhat worn and scuffed; internal pages are crisp with the. writing clear. Vol 1 with first 3 leaves detached & lower corner of. final leaf torn away with some loss of text. Overall, Very Good.. The Rhode Island First Light Infantry Company was formed in 1818 as a state militia company based in Providence, R.I., and was affiliated with the Second Regiment of the Rhode Island militia. It became the First Light Infantry Regiment in 1863. This regiment saw no active duty, with its activities more in consonance with a social club vice a well-trained military unit. & & However, per the RIHS notes on this organization, the 1st Light Infantry Company did play an important role in providing trained soldiers when circumstances required. The Company helped suppress the Olney&#39;s Lane race riots in 1831, primarily by arresting white rioters. This riot is discussed on pages 159 through 165 of Volume 1. The Company was also involved in suppressing the Dorr Rebellion Ð a fomentation and later a short-lived, armed insurrection led by Thomas Wilson Dorr agitating for changes to Rhode IslandÕs electoral system. The failed attempt to take the arsenal in Providence occurred on May 19th, 1842. Opinions differ as to the time frame for the Rebellion, but it is clear that agitation continued from 1839 through 1843. In the case of this particular Rebellion, there were militia members on both sides of the fight! Pages 61 through 66 of Volume 2 discuss the events of May 19th, 1842. Many of the Company members also served in the American Civil War in Companies C and D of the First Regiment, Rhode Island Detached Militia. The activities recorded herein, written in pen and by necessity by many different individuals given the span of time involved, are detailed and informative accounts of the daily, weekly, and monthly meetings of the Company, most often held at the Armory in Providence. Much is of the mundane, though special events such as the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence are given longer write-ups, as is the case with the riots and rebellion mentioned above. Nevertheless, and understandably, most entries consist no more than a paragraph or two, sometimes more if the names of the attendees are given, etc. Often, a newspaper article that mentions the Company, has been affixed to the closely written mss pages, further documenting the CompanyÕs history. Together, these 4 volumes are the primary source for the history of the First Light Infantry Company, and are invaluable for understanding the inner workings of the Company and their [occasionally] significant role in Rhode Island history. . Vol 1, p. 293/294, with drawing of the south end of the ballroom of the City Hotel, Providence [per pencil note to page]. The occasional odd drawing [e.g., a hand with index finger extended] throughout.

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        Church-of-Englandism and Its Catechism Examined: Preceded by Strictures on the Exclusionary System, as Pursued in the National Society&#39;s Schools: Interspersed with Parallel Views of the English and Scottish Established and Non-Established Churches and Concluding with Remedies Proposed for Abuses Indicated: and an Examination of the Parliamentary System of Church Reform Lately Pursued, and Still Pursuing: Including the Proposed New Churches

      London, Eng.: Effingham Wilson, 1818. First Edition. Very Good. xlii, [2], v-lii, 456 p.; 22 cm. Half calf with marbled paper over boards. Oval stamp of the New York Society Library on the title page, with "Withdrawn" stamped over it, and on four other pages. Gilt tooling on the spine also identifies this as formerly belonging to the New York Society Library. Very Good Condition: front hinge and spine archivally repaired (restorer&#39;s report available on request); edges rubbed; small loss of leather at ends of spine; ex-library as noted but no spine label or pocket; stain in lower margin of pp. 95-98; otherwise pages are clean and tight. A very scarce copy of an important early 19th-century work on religion and politics.

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        On the Safety Lamp for Coal Miners; with some Researches on Flame

      Folding engraved frontis. (a little foxed as usual). viii, 148 pp. 8vo, cont. blue boards (rebacked to style, covers a little soiled & rubbed), uncut. London: R. Hunter, 1818. First edition, presentation copy, of the first full account of the wire-gauge safety lamp, the single most important invention in the safety of mines. Our copy has been inscribed by Davy on the upper board "To the Editor of the Englishman from the Author." The Englishman was one of the major weekly newspapers of the time. In 1815 Davy was asked to investigate the cause of coal mine explosions which were becoming more frequent as English coal mines increased in size and depth. The gas responsible "was often supposed to be hydrogen, but Davy, working with Faraday as his assistant, proved that it was methane. He found that a mixture of air and methane will explode only at a high temperature, and by 30 October [1815] had devised a lamp where the gases entered and left through narrow tubes to cool them down. He went on to enclose the flame in a cylinder of wire gauze in the definitive form of the Davy lamp, which would explode only if white-hot, and which also functioned as a detector of fire damp...This was one of the very first examples of technology as applied science...Davy was awarded the Royal Society&#39;s Rumford medal...and a baronetcy...the highest honour yet accorded to a man of science."-ODNB. As the coal industry was of fundamental importance to Britain&#39;s prosperity during its greatest period of expansion, Davy&#39;s invention was crucial, enabling deeper and more dangerous mines to be worked, thus dramatically increasing production and, at the same time, saving the lives of thousands of miners. Nice crisp copy, uncut in the original boards, and preserved in a box. &#10087; Fullmer, p. 85. Hoover 255. Neville I, pp. 338-340. Partington IV, pp. 61-70. .

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: or elements of the natural history of Insects with plates, 4 volumes, complete

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, 1818-1826, 3rd edition.. Some light foxing to endpapers and to a few of the plain plates, expertly rebacked with the original calf laid on the spine; a bright, clean, near fine copy in a very attractive binding and slipcase.. Pp. xiii, (1), 519, (1); (4), 530, (2); (3), 732; iv, 634, (2), with 2 stipple-engraved portraits, 1 folded table, and 30 (6 hand-colored) engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-decorated full patterned calf, 5 raised bands, lg 8vo, in a cloth-covered slipcase.

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      1818. BARTON,William P.C. VEGETABLE MATERIA MEDICA OF THE UNITED STATES; OR MEDICAL BOTANY: CONTAINING A BOTANICAL, GENERAL, AND MEDICAL HISTORY, OF MEDICINAL PLANTS INDIGENOUS TO THE UNITED STATES. Volume I. [& II.] Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1825-1818. A mixed set: second edition of volume one, printed seven years after the first, and a first edition of volume two. Illustrated with 50 colored engravings (24 in Vol. 1 + 26 in Vol. 2) after drawings by the author, including one folding plate. There is a note `to subscribers&#39; page, with an erratum, at the end of Vol. 1., and a &#39;list of subscribers&#39; at the end of Vol. 2. Two quarto volumes rebound to period in 1/4 maroon leather and marbled boards. Ex library, the only mark being ink and perforated stamps on title-pages and in a few other places in text, not effecting plates. The plates are clean and bright, and unmarked, despite scant light foxing to some tissue guards. A lovely set. Barton (1785-1856) was a botanist, teacher and naval surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his medical studies he was appointed naval surgeon in 1809. In 1815 he was appointed Professor of Botany at the University of Pennsylvania, where he led herborizing expeditions along the Schuylkill River. But he remained on the Navy&#39;s rolls all his life: In 1842 he was ordered by Navy Department to Washington and became the first of the chiefs of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and, in 1852 was president of the Board of Medical Examiners. (D.N.B.). References, for the first edition: Barton, p. 9 - "a key book"; Nissen 85; Sabin 3863, Wellcome II, p. 110, G & M 1841).

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        La campagne de 1815, ou, Relation des opérations militaires qui ont eu lieu en France et en Belgique, pendant les cent jours / écrite à Ste Hélène, par le général Gourgaud. Orné d&#39;une carte du principal théâtre de la guerre

      Londres : Imprimé pour J. Ridgway, 1818. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: viii, 208 p., [5] fold. leaves of plates : ill., fold. map, fold. tables ; 23 cm. Series: Grey tracts ; 145. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 - Elba and the Hundred Days, 1814-1815. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 - Campaigns. Minor off-setting from the plates with scattered, marginal foxing. Very good copy in the original, calf over marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed in modern gilt-blocked calf; very impressively finished. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        An Historical View of the English Government : from the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain, to the Revolution in 1688: to Which Are Subjoined, Some Dissertations Connected with the History of the Government... - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      London : Printed For J. Mawman, 1818. 4th Edition. Physical desc. : 4 v. ; 23 cm. Subject: Constitutional history --Great Britain --Politics and government --History --Printer&#39;s statement on t. P. Verso: Barnard and Farley. Includes bibliographical references Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting black and red Morocco title and volume labels. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request

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        Samlung verschiedener Verzierungen als schattirte Zeichnungs-Vorlagen. 16 Blätter

      München, Im Verlage der lithographischen Kunstanstalt an der Feyertags Schule 1818.. 16 lithograph. Tafeln lose in bedrucktem Orig.-Umschlag. Qu.-Folio. 29 x 44 cm. Winkler 072, 7: (abweichendes Exemplar: "Umschlag handschriftlich auf 24 abgeändert" und so auch mit 24 Tafeln). Hier wie vorliegend mit 16 Tafeln komplett. - Nicht im KVK. - Sehr gutes, breitrandiges Exemplar. Umschlag an den Rändern tls. etwas knittrig.

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        The Whole Book Of Common Prayer

      W Lewis, 1818. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. Fair condition.W Lewis,1818.Full-Leather.Brown hardback(some tears,marks,dents/nicks and scratches on the cover and spine,gillt illustrations to the spine) in fair condition,no Dj.Illustrated with b/w plates.Clean pages but aged and tainted on the outer edges,writing with pencil inside the first and last blank pages of the book,some stain and foxing marks inside the pages,creases,nicks and some marks on the edges of the pages,the front cover has sligthly separated from the book,large tear on the spine.The book is in in fair condition for its age with some shelf wear.Includes a list of Alphabetical table(How to find each Psalm by its beginning).A collectable and scarce book.

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      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown; Candell & Davies; P.W. Tomkins, 1818. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. The complete set in 4 volumes. Full green calf; raised bands, and elaborate blind tooling on both covers and spine. Spines rebacked, with original leather laid on. Page block gilt three edges. Numerous steel engravings, plus 13 plans of the Marquis&#39; gallery. Light foxing of several pages, overall a very nice set. (Due to the size/weight of this set, an extra shipping charge will apply.).

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        Victimas de la anárquica ferocidad. Elogio histórico-funebre que en el solemne funeral mando celebrar el M. R. P. Fr. Esteban de Barcelona? en honor y sufragio de los 30 PP. Misioneros Capuchinos con sus 4 HH. Enfermeors hijos todos de la misma Provincia,

      Independence in Venezuela, describing the martyrdom of Capuchin monks in Guayana by revolutionary forces; a remarkable rarity, with the folding plan on the Missions. [1818]. Imprenta de Felipe Tolosa. In 4to (220 mm x 153 mm). 35 + folding plate. Modern red leather, boards with gilt fillet, spine lettered in gilt, virtually perfect. A fine copy, entirely unopened and uncut. First edition. A remarkable rarity and an exhaustive description of the murder of Capuchin Missionaries in Guyana; considered martyrdom. In the early 1817 Simón Bolivar entered Guayana, one of the main centres of royalist opposition to the first Venezuelan Republic, and by the summer had succeeded in ousting the royalist forces. Vich provides a first-hand account of the persecution and execution of the thirty capuchin fathers who had played an important role in encouraging resistance to the revolutionaries. The happening destroyed a prosperous indigenous community founded by the Order in the region. Exceedingly rare on the market, a copy was sold at Sotheby´s in 1994 for 460 GBP.

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        Excursions in the County of NorfolkComprising a Brief Historical and Topographical Delineation of Every Town and VillageIn Two Volumes

      19 - London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. 1818 - A uniformly bound set of topography, exploring all aspects of the county of Norfolk. Comprising of a brief historical and topographical delineation of every town and village; together with descriptions of the residences of the nobility and gentry, remains of antiquity, and every other interesting object of curiosity. Forming a complete guide for the traveller and tourist. Featuring sixty scenic plates and two folding maps of the county to volume one, and volume two featuring thirty-eight scenic plates. Collated complete. From the editor of many works of history and topography including, History and Description of the ancient Town and Borough of Colchester, History and Description of the parish of Clerkenwell, and Walks through Islington. With Gawdy Hall private library bookplate to the front pastedown of both volumes. Gawdy Hall Estate lies in the heart of the Waveney Valley in south Norfolk, extending to 800 hectares of mixed farmland near the historic market town of Harleston. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In calf bindings with gilt boarders to the spines and boards. Externally, calf is smart, but there is light wear to extremities and fading to the spines. Front joint to volume two is slightly strained but firm. All joints are slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages and very occasional instances of spotting which is heavier to the first and last pages. Copperplate ink signature to the front free endpaper of both volumes, and private library bookplate to the front pastedown of both volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Digest of the Ordinances of the City of Charleston, from the Year 1783 to July 1818; to which are annexed, extracts from the Acts of the Legislature which relate to the City of Charleston

      Charleston: Archibald E. Miller, printer, July 15, 1818. 269, 36, 22pp. [Bound with:] A Collection of the Ordinances of the City Council of Charleston, from the twenty-eighth of September, 1818, to the twelfth of August, 1823. Charleston: Printed by Archibald E. Miller, 1823. [4], 57 pp. [And with:] A Collection of the Ordinances of the City Council of Charleston, from the third of February, 1824, to the thirtieth of May, 1826. Charleston: Printed by Archibald E. Miller, 1826.[2], 64pp. [And with:] A Collection of the Ordinances of the City Council of Charleston, from the 10th day of October, 1826, to the 13th day of March, 1832. Charleston: Printed by Archbald E. Miller, 1832. [2], 90pp. Together, 4 works in 1. 8vo (8 3/8 x 5 inches). (Browning). Contemporary red morocco, covers elaborately bordered in gilt and blind, original owner&#39;s name in gilt on the upper cover, spine with raised bands, elaborately tooled in gilt, gilt edges (recased with the original spine laid down, endpapers renewed). Provenance: Lionel H. Kennedy, Esq. Warden Ward No. 2 (gilt stamp to the upper cover). An early sammelband of Charleston South Carolina laws, including ordinances relating to slaves and free blacks. This work provided the lawman a condensed version of the laws governing the city in an alphabetical format by subject and with and index. Among the laws relating to slavery (in the first work occupying pages 178-191) are those detailing the use of Charleston&#39;s slave badges, as well as the punitive 1806 ordinance restricting the movements of free blacks in the city. This copy in a presentation binding for South Carolina lawmakers and officials. Scarce. For the first work: Sabin 12048; Shaw & Shoemaker 43585; Cohen 8744.

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        A Remonstrance Against the Testimony and Application of Mary Dyer,

      1818. [Shakers]. [Dyer, Mary]. A Remonstrance Against the Testimony and Application of Mary Dyer, Requesting Legislative Interference Against the United Society, Commonly Called Shakers, Tggether [sic] With the Affidavits and Certificates Showing the Falsity of her Statements. Boston: Printed for N. Coverly, 1818. 24 pp. Octavo (7" x 4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light edgewear, some browning and foxing, internally clean. * Only edition, also issued the same year in Concord, New Hampshire. A spirited defense of the Shakers by Enfield and Canterbury leaders against Mary Dyer&#39;s attempt to get the New Hampshire legislature to interfere with Shaker communities. Dyer and her family joined the Enfield community, but eventually left it. Her husband refused to release any of their children to her, so Mary began a 50-year campaign against the sect. OCLC locates 4 copies worldwide (Library of Congress; Hamilton College; Syracuse Univ.; Brigham Young Univ.) of the Boston imprint, with no copies of either imprint in North American law libraries. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 21596.

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        Souvenir D'Amitie.

      No place, c. 1817/1818. - 12 x 7.5 cm; containing a notebook, 10 ff. (blank) and two satin-lined pockets. Binding in straight-grain red morocco, the covers edged with an applied gold frame, the upper cover with a mounted plaque reading "Souvenir", the lower cover similarly decorated but reading "D'Amitie", fastened at the foredge with a gold pencil. The covers and doublures bear a total of four mounted miniatures framed in gold under glass. These are (upper cover) Queen Maria Theresa of Habsburg-Lorena-Este (wife of Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia), the miniature signed by Angelo Vacca; (front doublure) Maria Theresa of Savoy, Duchess of Lucca; (rear doublure) Maria Anna of Savoy, later Empress of Austria (as wife to Ferdinand I); the young Maria Christina of Savoy (rear cover, also signed by Vacca). - Maria Christina appears to be five or six years old in her portrait, which places the production of this charming keepsake at about 1817-1818. The artist was presumably the same for all four, Angelo Vacca (the younger) of Turin. He was one of the principal painters for the court of King Victor, which helps place the production of this charming piece squarely in the royal milieu. Stylistically, this is a precursor of the popular twentieth century Cosway bindings. A few earlier French examples exist, but as a class 18th and early 19th century bindings with original miniature paintings are rare, and we have not seen any with attached gold plaques and decoration such as the present example. - Light wear, but overall in very attractive condition. An extraordinary survival, presumably a gift from the Italian royal family.

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        Il Diritto Privato Naturale

      1818. Zeiller, Franz von [1751-1828]. Il Diritto Privato Naturale. Milan: A Spese di Gio. Battista Orcesi e Co., 1818. 135, [i.e. 235], [5] pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, speckled edges. Negligible light rubbing to boards and extremities, hinges partially cracked but secure, light toning to text. Small owner stamps to title page, interior otherwise fresh. * First Italian edition. A translation of the second edition of Das Naturliche Privatrecht (Vienna, 1808), a treatise on Austrian civil law, which governed the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia [1815-1866]. Zeiller&#39;s was a standard work in Austria and Austrian-governed Italy, where it went through three editions by 1830. The Italian editions have notes by an unnamed editor. OCLC locates 1 copy of an Italian edition in North America (at the University of Alberta, which has the third). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China

      Philadelphia: A. Small, 1818. Subtitle reads, "A correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and from China, and of the Journey from the Mouth of the Pei-Ho to the Return to Canton Interspersed with Observations upon the Face of the Country, the Polity, Moral Character, and Manners, of the Chinese Nation" (whew). Original boards, designed to be bound by the purchaser in leather but not done in this case. Paper spine label is still present, some worn as are the edges. All hinges are tight and inside, some foxing. Pages 382. Protected in a clear, mylar dustjacket. The first American edition, as was common at the time, was less sophisticated than the quarto first London edition of the previous year, which had seven plates and is listed in Abbey Travel 536.. This is a more scarce edition than the English first or second editions. . First U.S. EDITION. Illus. by Folding Map. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Literary Character,

      London: John Murray,, 1818. Illustrated by the history of men of genius, drawn from their own feelings and confessions. By the author of "Curiosities of Literature". Octavo (212 × 128 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked with upper portion of original spine laid down, and recornered. Board-edges scorched, some foxing to early gatherings, some browning, flyleaf preceding title slightly shorter at head (offsetting on verso from title) and with old bookseller&#39;s description tipped-in at foot, the binding sound and firm despite the stated flaws, a good copy only. First edition, Byron&#39;s copy, with his ownership inscription, of one of his favourite books, by the celebrated literary commentator Isaac D&#39;Israeli (1766&#150;1848), father of the future prime minister. "Lord Byron greatly admired The Literary Character and told Murray &#39;I don&#39;t know a living man&#39;s book I take up so often or lay down more reluctantly&#39; (Smiles, 152). When a defence of the poetry of Pope appeared in the Quarterly in 1820 Byron was delighted and recognized D&#39;Israeli as the author by the style" (ODNB). Thomas Moore, who met Disraeli through Murray and at the Athenaeum, cites Disraeli&#39;s "ingenious work" at some length as shedding light on Byron&#39;s in a footnote to his edition of The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, vol. 1 (London: John Murray, 1835) 63. Provenance: 1) Byron&#39;s autograph inscription ("Ld Byron") to the flyleaf preceding the title-page; 2) early ownership inscription of J. C. Badeley MD to front free endpaper and at head of title noting the Byron provenance (conceivably John Badeley MD, fl. 1826, of Leigh&#39;s Hall, near Chelmsford); 3) autograph acquisition note of Francis Charles Lawley (1825&#150;1901), journalist, on flyleaf: "Bought by me for 4/6 at a Book Stall in Little Queen Street, Holborn, March, 1855. F.L.", and his ownership inscription on the front free endpaper; 4) engraved book label of Dowager Lady Wenlock (presumably Lawley&#39;s mother, d. 1868), on front pastedown; 5) printed book label on pastedown of the Authors Club Library, New York Public Library, deposited 1932, with deaccession stamp on label and on title verso; 6) ownership inscription of Mary H. Kellogg, July 1, 1941, on front free endpaper.

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        The Chaumontel Pear (print)

      1818 1818. Original aquatint and stipple engraving drawn and executed by William Hooker. Image measures 22 x 15 cm, leaf measures 33 x 25 cm. Fine condition. Matted and ready for framing. Photo available by email upon request. Illustration is from Hooker's own POMONA LONDINENSIS published privately in London in 1818 with 49 stunning coloured engravings. Considered to be the finest fruit illustrations ever published, each is a work of art in its own right.

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