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        The Oedipus Romanus; Or, An Attempt To Prove, From The Principles Of Reasoning Adopted By The Rt. Hon. Sir William Drummond, In His Oedipus Judaicus, That The Twelve Cæars Are The Twelve Signs Of The Zodiac. Addressed To The Higher And Literary Classes Of Society [Bound With] Episcopacy Considered, with reference to the Modern Popular Societies [Two works in one volume].

      Printed By A.J. Valpy Tooke's Court Chancy Lane. Sold By J. Hatched 190 Picadilly. 1818 & 1819, London - Hardcover. Octavo. 148pp (Oedipus Romanus) + 70pp (Episcopacy Considered). Full leather with gilt lettering & rules on spine & gilt borders on boards. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers.A most curious work, inspired by the "Oedipus Judaicus" of Sir William Drummond who argued "that the antient Jews, like the other nations of antiquitiy, had their esoteric, and their exoteric doctrines" and that sections of the Old Testament were actually an allegorical interpretation of the astrological / astronomical beliefs and writings of the ancients. Townsend suggests that Drummond's methods of analysis can be equally well applied elsewhere, suggesting that "the Roman historians, Tacitus, Suetonius, &c., had their esoteric and exoteric doctrines: they are enigmatical writers, and concealed certain truths from the vulgar under the disguise of a most candid, and impartial statement of facts." In particular he suggest that the twelve Caesars are actually representations of the "welve signs of the Zodiac" - a theory he explores in full in this work. In this volume "The Oedipus Romanus" is bound together with "Episcopacy Considered," a work that is anonymous save for the attribution to "A Member of the University of Cambridge." The "Episcopacy Considered, seems to be a relatively straightforward theological tract dealing with division within the Church which may well also be by Townsend. Curiously what seems to be the very same copy of this work (with both books bound together) is listed in Quaritch's catalogue No. 223 (1903) where the cataloguer suggests that the author of both volumes is "the same." Boards rubbed at edges and hinges, corners rounded, front hinge a little tender. Occasional mild foxing & spots to pages throughout, otherwise a solid, VG copy. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        Koniglich Grosbritannisch - Hannoverscher, Staats-Kalender auf Das Jahr 1818

      Published by Berenbergsche Buchdruderen, Lauenburg 1818 - , 422 & 48 pages, calendar to the year 1818 in German, green marbled endpapers First Edition , slightly darkened at spine and edges of covers, joints just starting at top and bottom but holding, gilt a little rubbed in places but mostly remains bright, upper piece of foreword page trimmed out, internally clean, book in good+ condition , full red morocco, with gilt G.R. and Royal Crown on covers, decorative gilt borders and at spine, all edges gilt Octavo, 18.5 x 10 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A General Cheltenham Guide Upon an Entirely New Plan Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources and Embracing the Ancient and Modern History State and Description of that Celebrated Town and Its Environs with a Statement on the Virtues and Qualities..

      Second Edition. Leather/gilt cover. VG : in very good condition. Minor wear to leather along spine. Lacking front endpaper. Minor marking to lower panels of frontis map. Occasional light foxing within. Aeg. 180mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 217pp. Folding engraved frontis plate; folding map to front; engraved title page; 16 engraved plates including many trade cards to rear. Enlarged and revised second edition. Published to coincide with the opening of the Cheltenham Spa: ''It is Expected that this Spa, will be opened to the public in the month of September in the present year (1818).' [p.99].

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        Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Four volume set. Murray edition

      First Edition. Half-leather cover marbled paper covered boards. Some splitting to external hinges with bindings remaining tight. Volume I with reinforced inner hinge. Minor rubbing and scuffing to leather spines with two small chips to spine of volume IV. Occasional light foxing within. Bound without half-titles but with two terminal leaves to the rear of volume IV. In modern slipcase. 190mm x 140mm (7" x 6"). xxiv; 300pp; 331pp; 280pp;308pp. In 'Northanger Abbey' Jane Austen composed a classic pastiche of Gothic fiction. 'Northanger' was possibly the earliest of her works and was begun about 1798. It was not published however, until here, with Persuasion, her last completed work in 1818, a year after her death.

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        LECCIONES DE AGRICULTURA EXPLICADAS EN LA CÁTEDRA DEL REAL JARDÍN BOTÁNICO DE MADRID EL AÑO 1815

      Fuentenebro, Madrid 1818 - 4º, 2 vols. (vol. 1): XXXVI p., 283 p., 3 láminas plegadas.; (vol. 2): 451 p., 3 lám. pleg.). Láminas grabadas por Antonio Delgado Meneses. Pasta española época, tejuelo, lomo adornado con dorados. Cortes jaspeados. Buen ejemplar. Tratado que contiene todos los conocimientos indispensables al agricultor, apoyados en los últimos descubrimientos en química, física e historia natural, con lecciones dirigidas a mejorar el rendimiento en el terreno de la botánica, la agricultura, el cultivo de la vid, la vendimia y las plantas de adorno. Botánica. Agricultura. Vinicultura. Ciencias naturales. Ciencias. Botany. Agriculture. Wine production. Natural sciences. Sciences.

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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, first gathering foxed, a few spots elsewhere, pp. xii, 325, [1], folio, contemporary half dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine (‘Bradley/Astronomiæ’), nineteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate of Robert Le Poer French, good ‘The positions of Bradley’s stars valid for 1755 were published by Bessel as Fundamenta astronomiae pro anno 1755 (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’s work, Bradley’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 the positions of the stars for all times with sufficient accuracy’ (DSB). The name Robert Le Poer French is not found in the list of subscribers (which arranged by town: Oxford tops the list with 21 takers). Many copies went directly to libraries, and the book is quite scarce in commerce. (Norman 226)

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        Systematisches Verzeichniß der vorzüglichsten in Deutschland vorhandenen Obstsorten : mit Bemerkungen über Auswahl, Güte und Reifzeit ; für Liebhaber bei Obstanpflanzungen.

      Frankfurt am Main, Andreäische Buchhandlung , 1818 - XVI, 158 S., 1 Bl., 16,5 x 10 cm, Einband leicht berieben, Rückenaufkleber leicht beschädigt, gebräunt, leicht stockfleckig. Diel aus Gladenbach (1756-1833) war Arzt und Begründer der Pomologie. Sprache: deu Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essay on the Theory of the Earth

      New York: Kirk & Mercein, 1818 - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. ?In paleontology, catastrophism reached an apogee in Georges Cuvierʼs. ʻEssay on the theory of the earth.? Cuvier did not present his Essay as a textbook of catastrophism, but as a statement about the roles that paleontology and geology should play in unravelling the history of the earth. Nonetheless, Cuvierʼs Essay exposes all characteristic features of catastrophism as a science, and illustrates the incompatibility of this geologi- cal approach with Darwinʼs prerequisites for natural selection as a chief agent of macro-evolutionary pattern.? - Stephen Jay Gould, The Structure of Evolutionary Theory. NEW YORK: KIRK & MERCEIN, 1818. Octavo. Complete with half-title and 8 engraved plates. Modern 1/4 calf over early marbled boards. Scattered foxing; glean throughout. A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        STATISTICAL ANNALS: Embracing Views of the Population, Commerce, Navigation, Fisheries, Public Lands, Post-Office Establishment, Revenues, Mint, Military and Naval Establishments, Expenditures, Public Debt and Sinking Fund, of the United States of America: Founded on Official Documents: Commencing on the Fourth of March Seventeen Hundred and Eighty- nine and Ending on the Twentieth of April Eighteen Hundred and Eighteen.

      Published by Thomas Dobson & Son,, Philadelphia: 1818 - A veritable gold mine of divers data on the early days of the United States, and as Howes notes, "Especially useful on early financial history." Binding - Fine. Textblock - Overall VG+ (ex-lib, with small stamp to t.p. lower margin & call letters to top margin of p. 1/expected bit of paper browning). Period style brown quarter calf with marbled paper board. Gilt lettered maroon leather title label to spine. 4to. 12-1/4" x 9-7/8". 1st edition (American Imprints 45692; Howes S-309; Sabin 79631). [2 (blank)], xxvii, [1 (Errata)], 803, [1 (blank)] pp (including Index). Partially unopened & entirely uncut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naval Chronology of Great Britain, The

      London: Whitmore and Fenn, 1818. - Scarcer Than a Battleship in a Bathtub In the Original Parts The Genuine Hand-Colored IssueRALFE, Mr. J[ames]. Naval Chronology of Great Britain. Or, an Historical Account of Naval and Maritime Events, From the Commencement of the War in 1803, to the end of the year 1816: also, Particulars of the Most Important Court-Martial, Votes of Parliament, Lists of Flag-Officers in Commission, and of Promotions for Each year: The Whole forming a complete Naval History of the above Period. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings. London: Whitmore and Fenn, 1818. First edition, early issue with plates watermarked 1819. Twelve original parts, 1818-1819, in tall octavo (10 1/8 x 6 7/8 in; 256 x 175 mm). Sixty "genuine" hand-colored aquatint plates (with printed inscriptions, i.e. "from a sketch by.," "from a plan by.,"), including frontispiece, with original tissue guards. Original buff printed wrappers, with expert renewal by master restoration artist, Bruce Levy. Vol. 1: facsimile wrappers; Vol. 2: joints and endcaps restored, rear wrapper facsimile; Vol. 3: endcaps repaired, front wrapper re-attached; Vol. 4: plate with loss filled-in, front wrapper fill-in at fore-edge; Vol. 6: Front wrapper reattached; Vol. 7: facsimile wrappers, seven plates re-attached; Vol. 8: facsimile wrappers, six plates re-attached; Vol. 9: backstrip repair, wrappers re-attached; vol. 10: Joints and endcaps repaired; Vol. 11: Front joint and endcaps repaired, 5 plates re-attached; Vol. 12: backstrip repaired, corner restoration. A fine set. Housed in a blue cloth drop-back clamshell box.A book of incredible scarcity in the original parts with only one copy seen at auction within the last fifty-three years, in 1960. This copy was stashed in the 1930s and forgotten in the vault of a bookselling firm until recently. The rare 1820 three-volume first edition in book format is common by comparison.According to Abbey, plates later colored lack the inscriptions as noted above for genuine hand-colored plates, i.e. colored at time of issue. "Genuine colored copies are rare" (Tooley). The rear wrappers state "Price to Subscribers 10s 6d plain, and 15s coloured."The key, invaluable reference on the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and American War of 1812 with plates based on drawings by officers, many of whom were participants in the naval battles: T. Sutherland, F.C. Lewis, D. Havel and others after T. Whitcombe, J. Beresford, W.A. Armstrong, J. Gore, W. Hill. With List of Subscribers"The object of this work is, more particularly, to perpetuate the names of those individuals who have, by their talents, courage, and professional abilities, increased the honour and reputation of the British Navy, and secured the peace and independence of the Country."It will form a complete Naval History from 1802 (the time at which Captain Schomberg's Chronology terminates) to 1817, under the form generally acknowledged to be the most convenient for an historical work of reference. From the arrangements which have been made, it is expected that the work will answer every purpose of information not only to gentlemen of the Navy, but to those who feel an interest in the naval events of the last fourteen yeas; while the correctness of the drawings, the superior style of the engravings, and the neatness of execution, will render it worthy of the attention of every lover of the fine arts. Indeed, throughout the greatest pains will be taken to make this publication of the utmost utility, and deserving of general patronage" (rear wrapper).Abbey, Life 342. Tooley 392. Sabin 67602. Howes R21. Cf. Prideaux, p. 348 (book edition). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816

      London: L.B. Seeley and R. Ackermann,, 1818. With some Accounts of the Missionary Settlements of the United Brethren, near the Cape of Good Hope. Quarto (263 × 204 mm) Contemporary mid-blue calf, black morocco label to the spine, narrow flattened bands, compartments with gilt saltire formed of lyre tools with a central lozenge containing an octofoil, palmette tools deeply in blind to the interstices, boards elaborately concentrically panelled in gilt and blind, beaded gilt edge-roll, edges and endpapers marbled, gilt laurel wreath and lozenge roll to the turn-ins. Folding engraved map as frontispiece, routes marked in red and blue, 12 hand-coloured aquatint plates, and 4 uncoloured engravings. A little rubbed, and mottled on the boards, upper joint started towards the tail, but holding, second blank coming loose, some off-setting from and to the plates, one of the uncoloured plates rather browned, light browning overall, remains a highly attractive copy. First edition. Latrobe was sent out to South Africa in response to the request of Moravian missionaries at Genadendal and Groenekloof for a minister to visit them. "The Governor of the Cape had expressed a wish that a third station should be opened, and in order to choose a site the author travelled through a large part of the country right up to the Fish River. There is a full description of the district of Groenekloof, and of the missionary settlements, about thirty miles north of Cape Town … also an account of the church and village of Caledon" (Mendelssohn). Latrobe's account - characteristic of the man, "devout, but most companionable, and energetic in mind and body" - is much enhanced by the superbly coloured plates after sketches by the author himself and John Melville, Government Surveyor of the Cape, who accompanied him. Also included is a visit to St. Helena, and "the first description of the fledgling colony" of Ascension Island (Howgego).

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        An etymological dictionary of the Scottish language abridged from the quarto edition

      Archibald Constable & Co., Edinburgh 1818 - First octavo edition, 8vo, pp. x plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked, red morocco label on spine; a very good, sound copy. A famous work by the Scots philologist, this edition being "a valuable abridgement" (see DNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoires du Duc de Saint Simon

      Egron Gide, París 1818 - pasta con orla dorada, hierros y tejuelo . 6 Volúmenes. 2472 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        A Compendium of the Theory and Practice of Drawing and Painting, illustrated by The Technical Terms in Art: With Practical Observations on the Essential Lines and the Forms Connected with them

      Pinnock and Maunder, London 1818 - xvi +79pp +6 plates. With 6 copper plate engravings including frontispiece. G+ : in good+ condition without dust jacket. All plates with tissue guards excepting frontispiece. Ex reference library with library binding Red half buckram with red cloth covered boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vollständiger Unterricht über das Ader- und Blutlassen bei den Thieren

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

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        Narrative of an Expedition to Explore the River Zaire Usually Called The Congo, In South Africa, in 1816, under the Direction of Captain J.K. Tuckey, R.N. To Which is Added the Journal of Professor Smith; Some General Observations on the Country and its Inhabitants

      Albemarle Street, London: John Murray, 1818. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. James Kingston Tuckey (1776-1816), an Irish-born English naval officer, was captured by the French on a voyage from St. Helena in 1805 and suffered an imprisonment of nearly nine years. Promoted to the rank of commander in 1814, he was later assigned to lead an expedition to explore the Congo River in 1816 to learn if there was a connection between the Congo and Niger basins. He explored the river up to 480 km from the sea. Most of the officers and crew died of fever and Tuckey himself died on 14 October 1816, aged 40, in Moanda, on the coast of today's Democratic Republic of the Congo. The expedition was a failure but raised interest in the exploration of Africa. This book is an account of the expedition, with thirteen plates, one colored by hand, and a large fold-out frontispiece map. This is a very good copy, rebacked and retaining the original quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The boards show light wear to surfaces, heavier at the edges, with the binding tight and square. The contents are bright with moderate spotting confined mostly to plates and prelims. All plates and the foldout map are present and intact.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        NEW TALES

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown 1818. . 1st Ed. 4 vols. Ex.-libris Sarah Taylor, institutional ink stamps to t.p. and last leaf, some light sporadic browning, nicely rebound in modern half calf with marbled boards, gilt and black rule edged raised bands with gilt motifs and gilt lettered labels to spines, a handsome set. Amelia Opie née Alderson (1769-1853) Authoress, wife of John Opie the painter.& ODNB ‘... In 1806 she published Simple Tales (4 vols.), first of several collections of stories varying in length and narrative methods, themes, characters, plots, and modes, from a few pages to a full volume, from common life to high society, from the comic to the pathetic, from the historical to the contemporary, from the sentimental to the Gothic. There followed Tales of Real Life (1813), [the above], and Tales of the Heart (1820) ...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$610

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        Vita di Christoforo Colombo scritta e corredata di nuove osservazioni di note storico-critiche e di un' appendice di documenti rari o inediti dal cavaliere Luigi Bossi . .. . Con tavole incise in rame

      Milan: Dalla Tipografia di Vincenzo Ferrario, 1818. (COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER) First edition. 8vo. Portrait and 5 plates (4 of the plates are facsimile reproductions of the woodcut illustrations which accompanied the original letters). 255, [1] pp. Bound in polished blue calf, a.e.g. Very good. Sanz 95; Sabin 6463 . The first modern biography of Columbus, text includes Columbus' letter to Sanchez regarding his first voyage, and his letter to King Ferdinand of Spain concerning the fourth voyage. Sanz, 'Primera reproducciUn facsimilar de la Epstola de ÁolUn, seguin la ediciUn de Bailea, con grabados."

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        Spanish America; or a Descriptive, Historical, and Geographical Account of the Dominions of Spain in the Western Hemisphere [Two Volumes].

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818.. xxix, 336 pp.; v, 357 pp. 8vo. Original plain blue boards with tan paper spine, paper spine labels. First edition. Illus. with 2 folding maps and 1 engraving. Sabin 6333. Palau 32836. Spain & Spanish America I: 100 (1819). Lowndes I: 235. Larned 3909. Hill p. 53. "Illustrated by a Map of Spanish North America, and the West-India Islands; a Map of Spanish South America, and an Engraving, representing the Comparative Altitudes of the Mountains in those Regions." Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847), an officer of the British army, "compiled his work with considerable care from the writings of Humboldt, and from the standard early Spanish books upon the American colonies. His volumes present a very useful summary of the condition of old Spanish America at the time when the several colonies began their career as independent states, " (Larned, p. 443). Vol. I, includes Florida; New Spain (inc. New Mexico; California; Sonora, Cinaloa, etc.); Guatimala; Various Islands; and New Granada. Vol. II., contains Peru; Buenos Ayres; and Chili. Provenance: Library of James Torr Harmer, with his bookplate. Uncommon in original binding. Spines darkened and rubbed with small chips along backstrips, boards edgeworn with some soiling and small dampstains; small red glue dots on front pastedown of Vol. I; owner's bookplate on front pastedowns, leaves untrimmed, some soiling and light foxing at the margins, occasional offsetting, but overall still very good.

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        Instructions... Relating to the line of battle, orders of sailing, etc. etc

      This is an officer’s manuscript copy of signals and instructions. It follows a familiar format, listing battle instructions, using color drawings of flags to show signaling methods, which correspond to “Significations” which are indexed and numbered. Also included is a drawing illustrating a method of signaling with oars from a boat. The book is thumb indexed for easy reference. On the inside of the back wrapper is written, “Mr. Thompson, HMS Talavera.” The Talavera was a 74 gun third rate ship of the line, launched in 1818 and destroyed by fire in 1840. The paper endsheets are watermarked 1831, suggesting Thompson served aboard the Talavera toward the end of her career, and that the instructions herein are a later iteration of those appearing in Howe’s printed “Signals and Instructions.” Text in ink and watercolor. Bound in blue wrappers, in a protective red leather box with spine label.

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        UNDINE, A ROMANCE. Translated from the German. By George Soane, A. B

      London: Printed for W. Simpkin, and R. Marshall,. 1818. original drab boards with lavender spine, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, all edges untrimmed.. Early owner's signature at top of front cover, shallow chips from. spine ends, strip of clear archival document repair tape along outer. front joint, tight and nice interior, a very good copy. Quite. uncommon in the publisher's original board binding. (#101931). First edition in English. Published anonymously. Translation from the German by George Soane of UNDINE (1811). Fouque is best known for his fairy romance UNDINE; George MacDonald maintained that if he were asked what a fairy tale was he would reply: "Read UNDINE." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1-22 and 2-59. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 653. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 364. Lovecraft, The Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature (2000), pp. 38-9. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 155-6. Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, p. 540. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1992-4. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 105-6. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 118. Reginald 08565. Wolff 2312.

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        Document Signed

      Carlton House, England 1818 - 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. Seven pages on thick white paper with embossed paper seal, each measuring 12.5 x 8 inches. Carlton House, England, December 9, 1818. Excellent condition.

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        Nuevo Parte del Exmo. Sr. Capitan General de los Andes al Gobierno Supremo. Exco. Sr. Despues de mis repetidos avisos del resultado de la batalla del 5 en el llano de Mayp...

      [Buenos Ayres]: Imprenta de Los Expsitos, 1818.. 1 pp. 4to. Broadside. First edition. Zinny: Bibliografa histrica p. 216, No. 18. Bibliografa del General Don Jos de San Martn IV, p. 135. Dated and signed in print: Quartel general en Santiago, abril 8 de 1818 -Exmo. Sr. Jos de San Martin. San Martin's second and conclusive report on the success of the Battle of Maipu on the 5th of April which won the Chilean stuggle for independence. San Martin and his rebels completely destroyed the Spanish forces led by General Mariano Osorio. The Spaniards was so completely overrun, with nearly 3000 prisoners taken, and 2000 dead, that San Martin soon swept through and liberated Peru. "Despues de mis repetidos avisos del resultado de la batalla del 5 en el llano de Mayp, tengo el honor para mayor esclarecimiento de V.E. de incluir los partes originales que he recibido, aadiendo que la fecha pasan de mas de 2500 prisioneros con 170 oficiales. Los enemigos habian dexado en Talca sus grandes despositos, parque, equipages, y caja militar: yo estoy seguro que todo caera en nuestro poder.." The broadside ends: "Hoy salen para esa ochocientos prisoneros americanos, y manana de quinientos a seiscientos; es muy buena gente especialmente los Chilotes." Quite scarce. OCLC shows only a single copy at JCB. Not in BN Chile. A near fine copy, light edgewear, faint toning.

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        A Compendium of the Theory and Practice of Drawing and Painting, illustrated by The Technical Terms in Art: With Practical Observations on the Essential Lines and the Forms Connected with them

      G+ : in good+ condition without dust jacket. All plates with tissue guards excepting frontispiece. Ex reference library with library binding First Edition Red half buckram with red cloth covered boards 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xvi +79pp +6 plates. With 6 copper plate engravings including frontispiece.

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        Cenni intorno all' origine, e descrizione della festa che annualmente si celebra in Verona l' ultimo venerdì del Carnovale comunemente denominata Gnoccolare Edizione Privilegiata/Le selve della montagna pistoiese Canti V

      Tip. Mainardi/F. Paggi 1818/1868 16° 2 voll. ril. in un tomo tela rossa titoli oro 114/172 2 incisioni di A. Guelmi su disegno di Ronzoni ripiegate in 3 parti al I vol. Piccolo strappo alla seconda tav. Seconda edizione con l' aggiunta di due canti e di note illustrative (Tigri)

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        Histoire du règne de l'empereur Charles-Quint. 4 volumes

      Janet et cotelle 1818 - 520 405 405 515pp. Très Bon Etat. reliures en excellent etat "empire". pleine peau frises dorées sur les plats et dos lisse ornés d'ecailles dorées et titres dorés dans des vignettes bronze. les tranches sont marfbrés et papier à la cuve à l'intérieur. un etat du papier à l'intérieur remarquable tres peu de rousseurs. un coin un peu émoussé sur le volume 1 mais sans gravité. Signature du Marquis de chambray sur chaque volume en page de garde blanche à la plume. un bel ensemble [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        ARCTIC WALRUSES, MET WITH OFF SPITZBERGEN BY H.M.S.'S DOROTHEA & TRENT. JUNE 1818 [manuscript title]

      [Off Spitzbergen, high Arctic]. 1818.. Watercolor, 9 1/2 x 13 inches; matted to 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches. Small closed tear at top of sheet, not affecting image. Lightly toned, pinholes in corners of sheet, some light wear. Very good. A charming watercolor of a close-encounter with large walruses in the Arctic, painted by naval officer and artist Frederick W. Beechey. In 1818, then 24, Beechey sailed with the Arctic exploring expedition attempting to locate a northern passage to the Pacific via a Northeast Passage.. He later served as second in command and chief draughtsman aboard the Trent under Sir John Franklin. Some years later, in 1843, he compiled his narrative of the voyage with several sketches, entitled A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE, in which six reproductions of sketches he had done while in the Arctic were printed. While the printed work does contain two engravings of walruses - including one of the boat being attacked by them - this particular image is not among them. The piece shows the longboat of sailors on the left side approaching an ice flow on which four enormous walruses perch - the walruses take up fully half the page. A sailor in a red cap stands in the bow of the boat holding a pole, or perhaps it is a harpoon, while the remainder of the men pull at the oars, their backs to the artist. A handsome depiction from this important voyage. Beechey is best remembered for his later voyage to the Pacific and the Bering Strait, where he attempted to enter the Northwest Passage from the west to meet up with his old commander, Franklin. He ultimately retired as a rear admiral.

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        Ernstfeuerwerkerei für die Königlich Preußische Artillerie. Auf Befehl Sr. Königlichen Hoheit des Prinzen August von Preußen im Jahr 1817 bearbeitet.

      G. Reimer, Berlin 1818 - (Holzmann-Boh. II 1782. Erste Ausgabe.) Mit Kapiteln über Materialien, Vorarbeiten, Anfertigung der Feuerwerkskörper, Zündungen, Munition, Signalfeuer, die Gerätschaften, Anlage eines Laboratoriums etc. - Siehe Foto. In gutem Zustand! Mit den üblichen Altersspuren. Mit 12 illuminierten Kupfertafeln. XII, 233 Seiten. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung.

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        Histoire des roses. Ornée de 12 planches en coleur, dessinées par P. Bessa.

      12°. 14 x 9 cm. IV, 240 S. Mit handkol. Titelblatt und 12 handkol. Tafeln mit 24 Rosen von P. Bessa, gestochen von Teillard. Rotes HLdr.d.Zt. (5 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Stock 1731. Nissen 1266. Teils etwas stockfleckig. Mit von alter Hand ergänztes Tables des Matières. Sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues

      Pittsburg: Cramer and Spear, 1818. Small 8vo. 792pp. Original publisher's sheep. Signatures sprung from use, but firmly attached; pages soiled and with some contemporary markings; old repair to the spine else the binding is in very good condition. Ownership name of Dan Smith dated 1828, and, later, 'Dan Smith, His Book'. The New Testament has a separate title page. In this copy there is a short note pinned to its verso, listing the births of members of the McNees family in the late nineteenth century. Reputedly the first Bible printed west of the Allegheny River and the first Bible in English printed west of the Allegheny Mountains. A well used copy, but in good condition. Very scarce. Hills, 349; Not in Darlow and Moule,

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        A New Hieroglyphic Bible

      Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1818. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. 108pp. Publishers original drab brown cloth; upper board blocked in gilt with title within a floral design. Ink name on front pastedown. Cloth soiled, binding lightly shaken, gilt rubbed else a very good copy. The date of publication is taken from the Advertisement, page 4. This seems to be the first Oliver and Boyd printing of a hieroglyphic Bible and the second Edinburgh printing after the Doig and Sterling edition of 1814. The accepted publicaton date for this Bible is 1818; three other known copies are known to have been issued either in quarter leather and marbled paper boards, or in printed card covers. Our copy is in what is clearly publisher's cloth with gilt blocked on the upper board. This combination is unknown before 1826. It is likely, then, that the textblock, while printed earlier, was bound after 1826.Exceedingly scarce. Protected in a custom clamshell box.

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        The Colmar[t] Pear (print)

      1818. Original aquatint and stipple engraving drawn and executed by Willaim Hooker. Image measures 25 x 18 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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        RACCOLTA DI CINQUANTA PRINCIPALI VEDUTE DI ANTICHITA', TRATTE DAI SCAVI FATTI IN ROMA IN QUESTI ULTIMI TEMPI. Disegnate ed incise all?acqua forte da Luigi Rossini Architetto.

      da Giovanni Scudellari 1818 Album in-4 oblungo (mm. 330x430), mz. pelle coeva (abras. ai piatti), tit. oro su tassello al dorso, frontesp. inciso e 46 (su 50) belle tavv., inc. all?acquaforte e numerate, che includono vedute dei più suggestivi edifici classici e rovine romane, nonchè luoghi meno noti. Nel ns. esempl. due tavole (la n. 31 ?Veduta generale del Foro Romano? e la n. 44 ?Veduta del Convento delle Monache Domenicane?) sono state sostituite da altre due, sempre del Rossini, ma provenienti da una diversa raccolta, i.e.: ?Castello dell?Acqua Giulia? e ?Porta Ostiense?. Le tavv. mancanti sono: n. 20 ?Veduta della Colonna dell?Imperatore Foca, fatta escavare dalla Duchessa di Devonshire? - n. 27 ?Veduta delle tre colonne di Giove Tonante, secondo gl?ultimi scavi? - n. 32 ?Veduta degl?avanzi d?una delle Sale degl?Imperatori, nelle Terme di Tito? - n. 33 ?Veduta dell?Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo?. "Seconda edizione" di questa preziosa raccolta del celebre architetto-incisore, uno dei maggiori illustratori di Roma (la prima ediz., pubblicata nel 1817, conteneva soltanto 40 vedute). ?Luigi Rossini (1790-1857), calcografo, pittore e architetto ravennate, studiò all?Accademia di Bologna. Premiato più volte, riuscì vincitore nel concorso per il premio Quadriennale di Roma. Trasferitosi colà nel 1810, vi continuò i suoi studi di architettura e di pittura, senza tuttavia riuscire a segnalarsi. La sua fama la dovette all?attività incisoria, cominciata nel 1814 con stampe riproducenti antichità romane. Le sue incisioni comparvero in raccolte: ?Antichità dei contorni di Roma? - ?Raccolta di 50 principali vedute.. incise in acquaforte? - ?Le antichità romane, ossia raccolta delle più interessanti vedute..?: tutte ispirate al Piranesi, intese con grandiosità e rese pittoricamente, sebbene con fedeltà al vero. Durante i quarant?anni e più della sua attività, il R. incise circa mille rami: seicentosei se ne conservano tuttora nella Calcografia di Roma?. Così Servolini, pp. 713-714. Cfr. Brunet,IV, 1408 - Graesse,VI,170. Timbro al frontesp., qualche lieve arross. o lievi tracce d?uso solo marginali, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues

      Pittsburg: Cramer and Spear, 1818. Small 8vo. 792pp. Original publisher's sheep. Signatures sprung from use, but firmly attached; pages soiled and with some contemporary markings; old repair to the spine else the binding is in very good condition. Ownership name of Dan Smith dated 1828, and, later, 'Dan Smith, His Book'. The New Testament has a separate title page. In this copy there is a short note pinned to its verso, listing the births of members of the McNees family in the late nineteenth century. Reputedly the first Bible printed west of the Allegheny River and the first Bible in English printed west of the Allegheny Mountains. A well used copy, but in good condition. Very scarce. Hills, 349; Not in Darlow and Moule,

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        The Art of Bookbinding: Containing a Description of the Tools, Forwarding, Gilding and Finishing, Stationary Binding, Edge-Colouring, Marbling, Sprinkling, &c., &c

      London: Published by Messrs. Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1818. First Edition, small 8vo, [iv],iv,92pp., woodcut frontispiece (offset), woodcut vignette on title page, marbled endpapers, cont. half calf, marbled boards, upper hinge expertly repaired, spine gilt with green morocco label, a nice copy. Pollard & Potter, Early Bookbinding Manuals. 93. "The authors name, Henry Parry, appears on the printed boards, but not on the title-page. It seems likely that he was the same Henry Parry to whom the Oswestry book of 1811 was registered, though the 1818 manual is substantially a different book. It contains a much more adequate description of the forwarding processes; and, while the recipes for colouring edges and sprinkling leather come largely from the Oswestry book, they do not follow its wording...". This, the second English book devoted wholly to bookbinding, it is a far scarcer book than the Oswestry manual of 1811.

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

      Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (326x202 mm). [12], 325 [1] pp. Later half cloth over sprinkled boards (some wear to extemities, corners bumped), paper label to spine, occasional light spotting and browning, title-page with old ink stamps and shelf mark. --- Houzeau-L. 10117; DSB II, 99 u. 102; Norman 226. - First Edition. "This work also gives the proper motions of the stars, as derived from the 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's work, Bradley's observations were made to mark the beginning of modern astrometry" (DSB). -- Bessel's reduction of the English astronomer James Bradley's star position observations for the year 1755 marks the beginning of modern astronomy. Bessel recognized that Bradley's accurate observations could be used to create a reference system for measuring the positions of stars and planets, and to aid in determining accurate positions for the earliest possible epoch. Recognizing that Bradley, although adept at the art of observation, had not been able to evaluate his extensive data, Bessel established the principle that immediately after an observation, the reduction should be made by the observer himself, taking into account precession, nutation, ablation, refraction and instrument error. (Norman 226)..

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        Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough; with his original correspondence: collected from the family records at Blenheim and other authentic sources: Illustrated with portraits, maps and military Plans ( Complete in 3 Volumes )

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818. Complete in 3 volumes.Books measure 11x9 inches, (28x23mm) Collation, xliv551pp, xiv[2]624pp, xv[1]665,[7],[20]pp, 1pp errata, 28 maps, plans some folding, and engravings, some coloured, complete as listed. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt tooling within compartments, gilt rule lines and blind dentelles to boards, full marble edges, marble endpapers. At some time, not recentley these volumes have been rebacked retaining most of the original spine. Calf light rubbed, some scuff wear on edges and bands with minor loss, very short minor split to one hinge joint. All 3 bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some offsetting or browing mainly to engravings and following page. Pages and plates in good condition throughout. A very nice copy, in very attractive period bindings. A11. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Large Quarto.

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        THE FEDERALIST, ON THE NEW CONSTITUTION, WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1788, BY MR. HAMILTON, MR. MADISON, AND MR. JAY WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE LETTERS OF PACIFICUS AND HELVIDIUS, ON THE PROCLAMATION OF NEUTRALITY OF 1793; ALSO, THE ORIGINAL ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH THE AMENDMENTS MADE THERETO

      Washington DC: Jacob Gideon, 1818. New Edition. Hardcover. Complete and entirely unsophisticated. Very clean within, the boards and especially the spine are rubbed with the spine label hard to read and a few skim marks to the boards. Both joints split but the boards are firmly held by the cords. Rare in this original, untouched condition. Bound in contemporary sheep leather with a gilt-lettered morocco spine label; 671 pages. The First Edition of this classic in which the authors of each essay were identified by name. Comprises 85 political essays, most written by Hamilton, all but the last 8 of which were first published in newspapers in New York in an effort to convince New York to approve the ratification of the Federalist Constitution. Also contains much additional material including the preface by Jacob Gideon as well as anonymous Hamilton letters written as "Pacificus" and the responses and corrections prepared by Madison to the McLean edition of 1810. Howes H-114: "most famous and influential American political work" ; Sabin 23981.

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        DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818. Occasional very minor foxing, but very clean and bright, the bindings in excellent condition. First edition with Smirke Plates Four volumes. lxxxiv, 409p; [vi], 395p; xiii, [iii], 432p; vi, 508p. Illustrated with 48 engraved plates after Robert Smirke and with engraved vignettes. Bound in Oxford bindings, stamped Putnam on rear pastedowns. Full tan calf with cloth endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and fancy panel ornaments, triple gilt rules on the covers with small corner ornaments, fancy dentelles, dotted rules on the board edges

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        FABLES Of AESOP And Others, with Designs on Wood, by Thomas Bewick

      Newcastle:: Printed by E. Walker, for T. Bewick and Son, Sold by Them, Longman and Co.,. 1818.. Royal 8vo, signed in 4s. 9-1/2" x 5-5/8". 1st Edition, 'Royal' issue (Roscoe 45b). xxiv, 376 pp.. Period dark blue straight grain full morocco binding. Marbled eps & edges.. Spine lightly sunned. Minor rubbing to joint leather. Bookplate of. the "Honorable & Reverend L. Barrington". A pleasing VG+ copy.. Fully illustrated with Bewick's 324 incomparable head-pieces, vignettes, etc.

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        Forms of Precedents, For the Use of Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs.

      1818 - [Tennessee]. Forms of Precedents, For the Use of Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, Coroners, And Constables, In the State of Tennessee; And a Complete Practical Conveyancer; Containing the Most Useful and Necessary Precedents in Conveyancing, With the Forms of Almost Every Useful Instrument of Writing. Nashville: Printed and Sold by T.G. Bradford, 1818. 153, [8] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent quarter imitation calf over cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, moderate browning to text. Early signatures and annotations to endleaves, interior otherwise clean. * Second and final edition of this early Tennessee formbook that was first published in 1816. With index. OCLC locates 1 copy of the first edition in a law library (Library of Congress), 1 of the second (Harvard Law School). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8146. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Instructions... Relating to the line of battle, orders of sailing, etc. etc

      This is an officer’s manuscript copy of signals and instructions. It follows a familiar format, listing battle instructions, using color drawings of flags to show signaling methods, which correspond to “Significations” which are indexed and numbered. Also included is a drawing illustrating a method of signaling with oars from a boat. The book is thumb indexed for easy reference. On the inside of the back wrapper is written, “Mr. Thompson, HMS Talavera.” The Talavera was a 74 gun third rate ship of the line, launched in 1818 and destroyed by fire in 1840. The paper endsheets are watermarked 1831, suggesting Thompson served aboard the Talavera toward the end of her career, and that the instructions herein are a later iteration of those appearing in Howe’s printed “Signals and Instructions.” Text in ink and watercolor. Bound in blue wrappers, in a protective red leather box with spine label.

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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.. Signed by Author. Good.

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        Apicius Redivivus. The Cook's Oracle containing Practical Recipes

      London - Printed for John Hatchard, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The uncommon second edition of Kitchiner's feted cookery book in need of a little care and attention to the binding. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt decoration. The Second Edition, Carefully Revised. Includes the Anacreontic Song to the rear, along with an Appendix. The sheet music has been close-cut to the fore-edge margin. There is a large recipe ink inscription to the verso of the front blank. In a tight plastic wrap that can be removed. The most famous of Kitchiner's numerous cookery books, The Cook'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'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 text block binding is generally tight and firm. The front blank and title page are partially attached. The boards are held by the cords only and could possibly detach in the post, even after careful packing. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing and edge wear, with slight loss, and with loss to the leather of the spine and spine label. Internally the pages are generally bright with slight browning or slight tidemarks to the margins that only slightly affect the text, with intermittent spots or marks. There is a copperplate ink inscription to the half title and to the rear pastedown. Overall the condition is good only with a very good interior..

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        Seven Documents pertaining to Drawbacks for cargo shipped by John Jacob Astor in 1819 and 1821

      The first set of four documents, dated 1818 and 1819, pertains to drawbacks requested for the shipment of eight cases of guns from Amsterdam, through New York, for the “North West Coast of America.” The guns were received on board the brig Carolina in New York in 1818 by an attorney representing Vasques, Manson & Cleeman, and I like to think they were bound for Chile and Bernardo O’Higgins’ new republic. In any event, one of the four documents is signed twice by Astor’s son William B. Astor, and once in New York as “John Jacob Astor & Son” in a handwriting that looks a great deal like John Jacob Astor’s own signature. The other three documents pertain to drawbacks requested for the shipment of “two hundred bales of camlets” (a valuable fabric) to Canton. This group is signed once by William B. Astor and again bears the “John Jacob Astor & Son” in what could very possibly be Astor’s signature. The firm of Astor and Son was formed to engage in the China trade, and was managed by William B. The lot

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