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        Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Transmitting Two Statements from the General Land Office, Showing the quantity of land in each district in which the public lands have been exposed to sale

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

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        Grå kappan, eller bedröflig och mycket angenäm historia om den däjelige prinsen Rosimandro, hwilken af en elak trollqwinna blifwit på det ömkeligaste förwandlad; dock sluteligen genom liuflig älskog igen till sin rätta gestalt återstäld.

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

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

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

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        La guirlande de Julie offerte à Mademoiselle de Rambouillet

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

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

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

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        Practical Chess Exercises; intended as a Sequel to the Practical Chess Grammar; containing various Openings, Games and Situations with Instructions and Remarks of the Principal moves of Each Party

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

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        AN ESSAY ON HUNTING

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

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        Two Apologies, One for Christianity, in a Series of Letters addressed to Edward Gibbon, Esq. The Other for The Bible, in answer to Thomas Paine. To which are added Two Sermons, and a Charge, in defence of Revealed Religion

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

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        Ledger commenced April 10th 1818 Brookline & completed Decr. 31st 1822

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

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        THOMAS BEWICK & THE FABLES OF AESOP.

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

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        Antigüedades de México basadas en la recopilación de Lord Kingsborough

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

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

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

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        Grundsatze der Criminalrechtswissenschaft.

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

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        Hymnes en prose, pour les enfans

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

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        Rural Residences, consisting of a series of designs for cottages, decorated cottages, small villas, and other ornamental buildings, accompanied by hints on situation, construction, arrangement and decoration, in theory & practice of rural architecture; interspersed with some observations on Landscape Gardening

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

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        The Works of Hannah More

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

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        Ballads of Archery, Sonnets, Etc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        REGLAS PARA EL DOMICILIO DE NUEVOS COLONOS Y SUS AUXILIOS

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

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        Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, Along the Coast of Corea, to The Island of Lewchew; with an Account of Her Subsequent Shipwreck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Document Signed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      London: Edward Orme, 1818. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by Viveres, after Howitt from an original sketch by Williamson. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and several skillfully repaired tears in the top and bottom margins. 14 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches. 18 x 22 3/8 inches. During the nineteenth century, field sports, particularly the hunting of wild game, were a common colonial leisure activity in India and Africa. Large-game hunting, the pursual of animals such as elephants, lions, and tigers, was considered to be the most prestigious, thrilling, and dangerous type of hunting. As pictured in this fine image from Williamson's 'Oriental Field Sports', huntsmen were frequently accompanied by several hunting dogs. One of the finest and most detailed works on Indian Sport and wildlife, these images exemplify not only the native flora and fauna, but capture the excitement of the hunt and provide "a faithful representation of [the] picturesque country, together with the manners and customs of both the native and European inhabitants". (Prideaux) Captain Thomas Williamson, a British officer of the East India Company, served in Bengal for 20 years. An accomplished amateur artist, his sketches were then worked up into drawings by Samuel Howitt and engraved for publication. Samuel Howitt, artist and sportsman, was largely self-taught in his profession, though he belonged to the artistic circles of the day. He is considered by some critics to be second only to Stubbs in the ranks of British animal painters. He is well-known for his sporting scenes of racing and hunting and for scenes depicting both conventional and exotic animals like the rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, bear, deer and buffalo. Cf. Abbey Travel 427; cf. Mellon 88; cf. Nissen BBI 4416; cf. Prideaux, p. 282; cf. Schwerdt II, pp.297-298; cf. Tooley 508.

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        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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        RHODE ISLAND FIRST LIGHT INFANTRY COMPANY RECORDS. 1818 - 1873. 4 Volumes

      [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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        VEGETABLE MATERIA MEDICA OF THE UNITED STATES OR MEDICAL BOTANY

      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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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