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        Lettres de Madame de Sevigne a Sa fille et a Ses Amis

      Paris: Bossange et Masson, 1818. Lettres de Madame de Sevigne a Sa fille et a Ses Amis. In 13 Volumes Complete- Nouvelle éd., mise dans un meilleur ordre, enrichie d’eclaircissemens et de notes historiques, augmentée de lettres, fragmens, notices sur Madame de Sévigné et sur ses amis, éloges et autres morceaux inédits ou peu connus, tant en prose qu’en vers / par Ph. A. Grouvelle.- by Sévigné, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal,-marquise de, 1626-1696.(Letters/Correspondence)- Published : Paris : Bossange et Masson, 1818 for all volumes except Vol.XIII-Lettres Inedites which is 1819- Hardcover:-Small 8vo- 16cm- Fine period flecked tan calf leather with gilt bordering front and back- all gilt edge trim on all cover edges, five raised bands on spine, with 4 compartments flowered in gilt, black leather insert indicating number of volume and gilt title in last compartment; Paris 1818 in gilt at foot of spine- a beautiful set. Light rubs but tight and clean-a VG set-SEE PHOTOS- Previous owner was Lady Katharine Molyneux of Tudor lineage, with her ex-libris bookplate in each volume and her signature and from whom she received the set in 1845, that name being initialed. (relative, husband?)- Vol.I: ccxx, 1-216 [Letters 1-76], Vol.II: [6], 1-432 [Letters 77-185, Vol.III: [6], 1-433 [Letters 186-301], Vol.IV: [6], 1-438 [Letters 302-398], Vol.V: [6], 1-436 [Letters 399-498], Vol.VI: [6], 1-437 [Letters 499-601], Vol.VII: [6], 1-439 [Letters 602-683], Vol.VIII: [6], 1-437 [Letters 684-799], Vol.IX: [6], 1-437 [Letters 800-908], Vol.X: [6], 1-434 [Letters 909-989], Vol.XI: [6], 1-427 [Letters 990-1101], Vol.XII (Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Simiane) [6], [1-3], 4-316, -Reflections sur les lettres- i-lxxx, Vol.XIII: 1819, Lettres Inedites de Mmm De Sevigne, i-xviii, bound in genealogical chart of the family, xix-lxxxviii, 1-2, lxxix-lxxx, 3-300. [Letters I-XXVI] all complete, clean, small amount of foxing, but definitely one of the nicest sets available.- Non-fiction-letters-correspondence-Mme de Sevigne-French (3562) . 1st Edition Thus. Fine Leather Binding. VG/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 5¾" - 6¾" Tall. Association Copy.

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        Orlando furioso secondo l'edizione del MDXXXII per cura di Ottavio Morali.

      Appresso Giovanni Pirotta,, Milano, 1818 - Cm. 35,5, pp. xxxii, 547 (1). Con ritratto inciso in rame all'antiporta. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti decorati a secco. Qualche minimo segno d'uso esterno, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Si tratta della tiratura di soli 50 esemplari su carta grande velina. Cfr. Agnelli-Ravegnani (I, 219-220): "Magnifica e pregiatissima edizione, che la Crusca citò, e che il Gamba giustamente apprezzò come una delle migliori. In fatti, egli scrive: - Con mirabile diligenza si prestò il dotto uomo alla buona riuscita, e così si ha il Furioso interamente restituito alle native forme dategli dal suo autore. -. In una dotta prefazione il Morali passa in esame tutte le antiche stampe del Furioso. Inoltre ha arricchito l'edizione di esatte tavole, le quali, dando i confronti delle lezioni adottate con quelle delle stampe più famigerate, segnano le più notabili differenze grammaticali.Di questa ediz. esistono 50 esemplari in carta grande velina.". Cagnolati G. (Mostra di edizioni ariostesche, n 220) : "Splendida edizione. ritratto dell'A. inciso da F. Caporale.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818.. First edition with the Robert Smirke engraved plates. Octavo, 4 volumes. Bound in full red leather, gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels. All edges gilt. Frontispiece of Don Quixote. Illustrated throughout by Robert Smirke. In very good condition.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language. In which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their different Significations by Examples from the best Writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language and An English Grammar

      London: Printed for Longman and others 1818, 1818. FIRST TODD EDITION. 4 volumes, 4to, with additions and numerous corrections by Rev. Todd. Frontispiece portrait of S. Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Elegantly bound in original full polished calf, gilt, with gilt labels to spine, gilt crest to upper, grey endpapers, all edges marbled. Minor wear to binding, light foxing to preliminaries. Exquisite and near invisible reback, ink ownership to first blanks. A fine set in a beautiful period binding.

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: In which the words are deduced from their originals,and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers.Together with A history of the language,and an English Grammar.With numerous corr

      Printed for Longman,Hurst,Rees,Orme and Brown.London.,1818. FIRST TODD EDITION.4 Volumes.4to.(11 x 9 inches).Portrait frontis engraved by W.Holl after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds,in volume one.Some browning to pages,mostly affecting volume one,but still overall a very good crisp set.Beautiful period style bindings of recent half brown speckled calf,raised bands,red and green labels,gilt.Compartments with blind stamped decorations and ruling.Boards with attractive hand marbled paper.:

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        A Dictionary of the English Language; in which the words are deduced from their originals; and illustrated in their different significations, by examples from the best writers: together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar... with numerous corrections, and with the addition of several thousand words... by the Rev. H.J. Todd

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown [et al] 1818. . First Todd edition, 4 volumes, 4to. Portrait frontispiece in volume I, somewhat foxed and offset onto the opposing title page. Contemporary diced calf, rebacked in tan buckram with maroon morocco labels, some restoration to corners and edges also. Courtney & Smith p59.

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        Fairfield, A Settlement of the United Brethren near Manchester

      Fairfield: Published by E. Erxleben, Jan. 1, 1818. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some light staining in the upper section of the image. Trimmed on plate mark on sides and bottom margin. Paint residue on verso of sheet. Paper browning along lower margin. Scuff in upper section of image. Image size: 11 15/16 x 17 15/16 inches. 15 7/16 x 20 7/8 inches. An interesting view of the Moravian settlement at Fairfield outside Manchester, by the celebrated topographical engraver Robert Havell. The Moravians were a Protestant sect from Moravia who came to be known as the "Church of the Brotherhood" or "The United Brethren." They took an active part in the evangelical revival in England during the 18th century, and were closely associated for a time with John Wesley. In the 18th century, some congregations established Settlements, where they could live and follow their spiritual vocations in a disciplined Christian Brotherhood. Fairfield, one of these Settlements, was opened in 1785 on the outskirts of Manchester. The village was self- contained and self-governed, with its own inn, shop, bakery, farm, laundry, fire-engine, night-watchman, inspector of weights and measures, an overseer of roads, and even its own physician. There were community houses for sisters and brethren, who applied themselves to the varied work of the settlement. Fairfield was the largest settlement in England and was a hive of industrious and religious activity. Born into a family of talented artists, the painter, engraver, and publisher Robert Havell worked in his family's London-based engraving firm for several years with his father, the topographical and architectural engraver and publisher, Daniel Havell, and his cousin, the painter William Havell. With his son, he later established a successful business on Oxford Street that produced a number of illustrations for various travel and topographical publications as well as several series of topographical and architectural aquatint engravings including "Picturesque Views on the River Thames" (1812) and "Views of the Public Buildings and Bridges in London and its Environs" (1820-1). The father-son partnership lasted until 1828, at which time Robert Jr. emigrated to America.

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        Account of a Voyage of Discovery

      London: John Murray, 1818 To the West Coast of Corea, and The Great Loo-Choo Island; with an appendix, containing, Charts and various Hydrographical and Scientific notices. By Captain Basil Hall. And A Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by HJ Clifford. In half brown leather with marbled boards, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine appears to have been relaid, keeping much of the old, gilt tooling and title, small blind stamp at base. Internally, NO names or inscriptions, front and rear blanks lightly soiled, half title, coloured frontis of Sulphur Island present, (xv), [1], 222 pp, 8 coloured plates, 5 maps including 2 large pull outs, 1 line plate, (cxxx) appendix, (40) Loo-Choo Language, (16), (16)comparisons, all maps and plates as called for, printed by T Davison, Lombard Street, Whitefriars, London. The Appendix contains, charts, table of observations, meteorological journal, abstract of the Lyra's voyage, and a geological memorandum. Inner hinges professionally strengthened. There is also a vocabulary of the language compiled by John Clifford, Sentences in English and Loo-Choo, and a comparison between the Japanese and Loo-Choo languages. A lovely copy! Hall, naval officer and author, whose Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Islands (1818) describes this commission, his explorations in the little known eastern seas, and his visit to Canton (Guangzhou). See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        An Argument for Construing Largely the Right of an Appellee of Murder, to Insist on, Trial by Battle; and for Abolishing Appeals

      London - Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; Clarke and Sons, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The second edition, revised and enlarged,of this scarce text, by author and political writer, Edward Kendall. This copy is inscribed by the author to an Irish Earl. Very scarce -only seen once at auction in the last thirty years in any of the three editions, all 1818. Rebacked in leather with the original boards, with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. With a copperplate ink inscription Sent to the Earl ofBlessington by E. A. Kendall, Esq. to the verso of the frontispiece. With an Appendix, containing a report on the debate in the House of Commons, on a clause for abolishing appeals of murder in the British North American colonies. There is a printing error in the pagination of the last three pages. The first is unpaginated,then 204, and 201. Charles John Gardiner, 1st Earl of Blessington, 1782 1829, was an Irish earl. He was elected a representative peer in 1809, created Earl of Blessington in 1816, and inherited the title of Viscount Mountjoy in 1829. Edward Augustus Kendall, d. 1842, was a writer. Little is known about his life. Kendall'sliterary output is varied, and can be divided into four general categories, his serious ideas and proposals for political and social reforms, for example his letters on the state of Ireland; his weekly popular journalism which, ambitiously, might be described as a forerunner of Harmsworth; his translations from the French; and his children's books -ODNB. Condition: The textblock binding is generallytight and firm. The inner hinges are strained, and the first three leaves are only partially attached. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing and edge wear with slight loss and lifting, and with marks to the boards. Internally the pages have slight browning with occasional spots, prominent to the first and last few pages. There is a copperplate ink inscription dated 1840 to the front free-endpaper. Overall the condition is good only with a very good interior..

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        Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo Island ;: With an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices

      John Murray, 1818-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. Signed. Rebound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards. Leather spine labels, raised bands. Good binding and cover. New end papers. Inscribed by author on title page. xv, [1], 222, cxxx, [72] p.; 29 cm. Missing all 8 colored plates. Includes Bridge of Napakiang, 5 charts, maps, etc. Clean, unmarked pages. Abbey, Travel, 558.

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      Paris: Valade Treuttel Moreau. Good. 1818-19. Hardcover. 22 volumes (2-23) lacking volume 1. 1818-1819 edition. Full leather. Gilt decorated spines that have 2 labels. Marbled endpaper. Illustrated with various tables. Number of pages: 469, 485, 502, 498, 416, 323, 499, 405, 500, 629, 469, 499, 478, 523, 495, 552, 491, 492, 502, 530, 505 & 397. The art of verifying dates of historical events, charters, chronicles and other ancient monuments. Condition, good to very good minus. Some spine ends are rubbed and or chipped. Top edges & front corners are rubbed. Volumes 2, 7 & 23 with hinge starting. #9 has a small leather tear. Volumes free of foxing. Religion, Ancient History, ; Table Illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 10660 pages .

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        In Congress, July 4th. 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

      [Washington]: Benjamin Owen Tyler, [1818]. Broadside. (29 x 24 1/4 inches). Engraving, on paper, by Peter Maverick of Newark, NJ, after Tyler, backed onto linen, edged with black linen tape, ebonised wood rollers at head and foot, age-toned. A remarkable document, the present Tyler facsimile is the first publication of the "Declaration of Independence" in the same form as the original. The Declaration of Independence, the foundation document of the United States, has been printed myriad times since its original publication in 1776. At first as broadsides, then as an essential addition to any volume of laws, it was from the beginning a basic work in the American canon. In the period following the War of 1812, Americans began to look back, for the first time with historical perspective, on the era of the founding of the country. The republic was now forty years old, and the generation of the Revolution, including the Signers of the Declaration, was dropping away. With nostalgia and curiosity, many Americans began to examine the details of the nation's founding. Among other things, such documents as the debates of the Constitutional Convention were published for the first time. Others revisited the Declaration - not the often reprinted text, but the actual document itself, then preserved in the State Department. They discovered remarkable differences between the original and the published versions. First, the title of the document was different (the manuscript original was as given above); secondly, the names of the Signers, now revered as the Founders, were omitted in all the published versions. It seemed extraordinary that the document, as created, was unknown to Americans, when the text was so central to the national identity. Several entrepreneurs set out to remedy this gap. The first to do so was a writing master named Benjamin Owen Tyler. Tyler decided to create a calligraphy version of the Declaration, giving the title and text exactly as it appeared in the original manuscript (although not directly copying its format), and then recreating exactly the signatures of the Signers as they appeared on the original. This he did to a remarkable degree. John Bidwell notes: "Tyler...retained every stroke and nuance of his models, preserving their proportions, stress, and convincing are his signatures that they masquerade as the originals in a recent book on American autographs...." Tyler won the endorsement of Secretary of State John Quincy Adams and, more importantly, that of the author of the Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, to whom his edition is dedicated. The Tyler facsimile was published on paper at five dollars, or on vellum at seven dollars. Only three copies on vellum survive. This is one of the copies printed on paper. John Bidwell has fully documented the story of Tyler's creation. John Bidwell, "American History in Image and Text" in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1988, Vol. 98, pp.247-302 (also issued as a separate pamphlet by AAS). A copy accompanies the document.

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        An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands

      London,: John Murray, 1818.. Two volumes, octavo, large folding map, engraved frontispiece of Mariner in Tongan dress, three leaves of native music; an unusually fine and pleasing set in contemporary handsome green half calf, spine gilt with red labels, matching marbled boards, endpapers and page-edges. The uncommon second edition of Martin's important account of William Mariner's four years in Tonga between 1806 and 1810.Martin's account of Tonga - Cook's "Friendly Isles" - was first published in London in 1817, this second revised edition was issued the following year and contains a large folding map of the Tongan archipelago not present in the first edition. This detailed and finely engraved map shows outlying reefs and notes the exact point where Mariner was wrecked off the island of Lefooga (present day Lifuka in the Haapa'i group).The work is based on the life of William Mariner, who sailed on the Port au Prince, a privateer which attacked Spanish vessels in the Pacific. They landed at the Hapai Islands in Tonga in 1806, were attacked after a quarrel, and the ship was burnt and destroyed. Adopted by a Tongan chief, and given the name of chief's dead son, he spent four years learning the language and customs of Tonga until, in 1810, he hitched a passage home on an English boat. His account of life on Tonga, prepared for the press by John Martin, is 'considered the best report of Tongan life and culture before the arrival of Christianity' (Hill).There is a significant passage in the Mariner/Martin account relating to the voyage of the Bounty when Mariner visits the grave of John Norton in Tofua. Norton had been quarter-master on the Bounty, and sailed with Bligh on the open-boat voyage; he died helping wrest the boat free where it had gone aground during an affray.The preface to this second edition notes that the testimonial of William Mariner, here written up and edited for the public by John Martin, has been verified by one Jeremiah Higgins who served on the Port au Prince, survived the massacre and lived in Tonga for two years and eleven months. Significantly Higgins was not adopted into the Tongan aristocracy, subsequently his account lacks many of the privileged insights of William Mariner's. Any edition of this work is rare: the Kroepelien catalogue lists only the London and French second editions, although Rolf du Rietz's note otherwise mentions editions in Germany (1819), Boston (1820) and Edinburgh (1827).This is an unusually fine set with half-titles present for both volumes, absent in the Kroepelien copy.Ferguson, 684aa (first edition); Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 487; Hill, 1076; Kroepelien, 819.

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        The Moor Park Apricot (print)

      , 1818. . Original aquatint and stipple engraving drawn and executed by William Hooker. Image measures 24 x 18 cm, leaf is 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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        Narrative Of An Expedition To Explore The Zaire River, Usually Called The Congo. In South Africa. In 1816 To Witch Is Added, The Journal Of Professor Smith; Some General Observations On The Country And Its Inhabitants; An Appendix: Containing The Natural History Of That Part Of The Kingdom Of Congo Through Which The Zaire Flows

      London: John Murray, 1818. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary gilt decorated full calf rebacked with most of original spine laid-down. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 498 pages. 26 x 21 cm. Thirteen plates, one colored by hand and large fold-out frontispiece map, plus half title and publisher adverts. An Irish born English naval officer captured by the French on a voyage from St. Helena in 1805, he suffered an imprisonment of nearly nine years. Promoted to 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. Most of the crew including Tuckey succumbed to tropical fever or exhaustion and died in their efforts. Whereas the expedition failed it inspired interest by the British to continue African exploration. The accounts of the expedition gleaned from officer's reports, incomplete journals, etc., provided useful information on the natural history and inhabitants of the region. WOOD p. 603. Hand colored plate clean, balance mostly browned, lacking upper fore-edge corner of title page not affecting text, some quires misbound but present, text clean and fresh. Binding border panels in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers and edges.

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        A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF VOYAGES INTO THE ARCTIC REGIONS; ... for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West, or Polar Passage Between the Atlantic and Pacific: from the earliest ... Scandinavian Navigation to ... Captains Ross and Buchan

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1818. Pp. [vi], 379, 48. Large folding map of the Arctic Regions plus three woodcuts at rear. Later rebacking with original marbled boards and original leather corners, edges sprinkled. Covers a little scuffed, discoloured at corners, probably from whatever procedure was used to strengthen them, bookplate to front pastedown: "E Lib. Domi. Carol. Henric. Stuart. Rich. Baronetti. Societ. Antiqu. Lon. Socii in Cast. Devizes in com. Wilts, conservatis. Anno Doni 1890" with armoured knight leaning on shield and castle in background and the motto, Garde ta foy. Occasional offsetting in the text, small worm track from page 365 to 378. Overall, a very good copy. "After his service as secretary to Lord Macartney, Barrow became secretary to the Admiralty, from 1804 to 1845. He promoted Arctic expeditions, and was a founder and vice-president of the Royal Geographical Society in 1830. Barrow Strait in Canada and Point Barrow in Alaska were named in his honor. The return of John Ross from "the recent expeditions" mentioned in the title of this work was to provoke a bitter quarrel between Ross and Barrow, as the former stated his passage had been blocked by a mountain range, whose existence was disputed by other members of the expedition. Two appendices included in the present work are: "Mr. Buchan's expedition into the interior of Newfoundland" and "A relation of the discovery of the Strait of Anian; made by me, Capt. Lorenzo Ferrer Maldonado, in the year 1588; in which is given the course of the voyage, the situation of the strait, the manner in which it ought to be fortified, and also, the advantages of this navigation, and the loss which will arise from not prosecuting it." Ferrer Maldonado's account is now considered to be a fiction. Barrow published a sequel to this volume in 1846." - Hill 67; O'Dea 309; TPL 4846.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo.

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        The Works of the Right Honourable Lord Byron

      Leipsick - Gerard Fleischer, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A neat uncommon collection of the works of Lord Byron. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. Completein Six Volumes, bound as Three Volumes. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The hinges are only just starting and still firm, and the inner hinges are slightly strained. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight rubbing and edge wear with light marks. Internally the pages have some slight browning and the occasional spot, prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in which The Words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. With numerous corrections, and with the additions of several thousand words, as also with additions to the history of the language, and to the grammar, by the Rev. H. J. Todd, ... In Five Volumes

      London, Longman et al 1818, in-4, 273x210 mm., 5 vols., cxxxv, (n.p.), *1-6B [A-C] & A1-6G4 [D-H] & A1-5A4 [I-O] & A1-6L4 [P-S] & A1-4A4 [T-Z] pp., eng. frontis. port. by Holl after Reynolds, additions & corrections, False English, Grammar, a list of authors;. Printed in two columns; not at Courtney & Smith p. 59 only mentions a four volume edition of this date;. cont. diced calf gilt, m.e., chipped, detached;.

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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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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the use and ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c

      Philadelphia: James Webster. 1818. Hardcover. Very Good. 2nd American edition, preceeded only by the rare 1801 Philadelphia Dobson edition. 8vo, handsomely rebound in quarter tan calf and marbled boards, folding copperplate frontispiece of a 'curious new invented fire stove' pp. (8), 327, (12), with two folding 'plans' at rear of a 'grand table of two covers.' Complete. Binding fine with calf spine label gilt, and horizontal gilt rules, contents very good, some old evidence of dampstain tidemarks to first pages up to the first page of text and to last few pages including mild dampstain tidemarks to the two folding charts at rear. In all, a handsome copy in a lovely binding, rare to find the American editions of this classic English work. Last came to auction in 1977 for a battered copy ($80).

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        HOMMAGE Aux DEMOISELLES Redige Par Madame Dufrenoy

      Paris:: Chez Le Fuel,. (n. d.).. 4-5/8" x 3". 1st edition. Ca 1818.. Bound in beautiful color printed silk onlays, affixed to gold boards. AEG. Slipcase, also with color printed silk onlays.. Book - Nr Fine. Slipcase worn on the sides, with images mostly. obliterated, otherwise VG.. Engraved title, with vignette. 1818 engraved 4 p. calendar at front. Illustrated with 6 full-page copperplate engravings. Blank 'Souvenir' pages [14] at rear, each with a hand colored engraved headpiece ["Ecrit par Sampier"].

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        The Revolt of Islam; a Poem in Twelve Cantos

      London: C. & J. Ollier , 1818. Collation, title page, lacking blank b2, v-xxxii+270, errata, lacking fly-title with quotation from Pindar. Quite difficult to find exact collation, but appears to be complete for second issue. Bound in original publishers grey boards. At some time this volume has been professionally rebacked, reatining the original title label, boards bumped on corners, light rubbed on edges. Binding in very good clean condition.Internally, no loose pages, very occasional correction to text in a very neat hand. Front free endpaper has a small section missing from bottom margin, some age darkening to margins throughout. Pages in very good clean condition.Housed in a very attractive red full calf binders box, with is slight rubbed/scuffed, and age darkened. A very nice copy.A68 . First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

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      Valade Treuttel Moreau 1818-19, Paris - 22 volumes (2-23) lacking volume 1. 1818-1819 edition. Full leather. Gilt decorated spines that have 2 labels. Marbled endpaper. Illustrated with various tables. Number of pages: 469, 485, 502, 498, 416, 323, 499, 405, 500, 629, 469, 499, 478, 523, 495, 552, 491, 492, 502, 530, 505 & 397. The art of verifying dates of historical events, charters, chronicles and other ancient monuments. Condition, good to very good minus. Some spine ends are rubbed and or chipped. Top edges & front corners are rubbed. Volumes 2, 7 & 23 with hinge starting. #9 has a small leather tear. Volumes free of foxing. Religion, Ancient History, ; Table Illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 10660 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Macrocercus Aracanga (Red and Yellow Macaw or Scarlet Macaw)

      Edward Lear (1818-1888) is fondly remembered for his books of nonsense and for popularizing the limerick, but he was also a prolific watercolorist, who as a young man earned his livelihood and achieved recognition as an illustrator of birds and animals. Born in the north London suburb of Holloway on 12 May 1812, he was the youngest of twenty-one children born to Jeremiah and Ann Lear. His childhood was one of outward prosperity but in 1825, his father, a stockbroker, was ruined by a financial crisis brought on by unfortunate speculation, and consigned to the debtor?s prison. At the age of fifteen the young and somewhat sickly Edward had to start earning his own living. Initially, he tinted drawings of birds for shops and printsellers, also doing work for various hospitals and medical men - ?I began to draw for bread and cheese about 1827,? he wrote ?but only did uncommon queer shop-sketches - selling them for prices varying from ninepence to four shillings; coloring prints, screens and fans; awhile making morbid disease drawings, for hospitals and certain doctors of physic.? This training suited him well and at an early age he was already taking pupils of his own. In 1830, at the age of 18, Lear obtained permission to work as a draughtsman at the Zoological Society gardens, located at Regent?s Park. The following year he moved with his sister, Ann, to nearby lodgings in Albany Street, in order to be close to his work and during the course of the next two years devoted his time to recording the different members of the parrot family. He was encouraged in this task by N. A. Vigors, John Gould and Lord Stanley and between 1830 and 1832 Illustrations of the Family Psittacidae, or Parrots was published in parts. The publication of this remarkable work marked thebeginning of what was to become an unrivaled reputation and the quality of the illustrations have often been favorably compared to those of Lear?s American contemporary, John James Audubon. In Bird Illustrators: Some Artists in Early Lithography, Christine Jackson describes the artist?s painstaking approach to his work: ?Lear worked in great detail, outlining every feather and filling in the details with fine lines. This scientific accuracy extended to every part of the bird, from the beak to the claws. He noted on the plate the scale of the bird as shown in relation to its life-size, whenever he had reduced it . . . The colouring was done with opaque watercolours with touches of egg-white for parts of the feather requiring sheen, and for the eye, to add that ?life-touch.?? The result combines ?the most exacting scientific naturalism with a masterly sense of design and intuitive sympathy for animal intelligence.? Lear?s publication was innovative in several significant ways. Unlike previous bird artists, he drew whenever possible from life rather than stuffed specimens, thus combining anatomical accuracy and subtlety of detail with the pose and expression of the living, moving bird. Lear also employed the relatively new medium of lithography which, by dispensing with the need for professional engravers, allowed him to retain complete artistic control over all stages of his work. This, the first large-folio bird book completed in England, and the only separate ornithological work produced by Lear, marked an important turning point in the history of natural history illustration, ushering in the transition from engraving to lithography as the preferred medium. The printer, Charles Hullmandel of London, was the pioneer of lithography in England, having obtained his patent from Alois Senefelder, the inventor of the process. Edward Lear?s Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots is an extremely rare work and is highly prized by collectors. It was the first illustrated book ever devoted to a single family of birds and only 175 copies of the book were ever published.

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        Histoire des Roses Ornee de 12 Planches en couleur

      Chez Louis Janet, Paris 1818 - 12mo. (13 x 8 cm.) 240 pp., plus 12 hand-colored plates of roses and a calendar (1819) fold-out. The plates are rendered with minute detail. Neo-classical border and spine gilt decoration on binding as well as clipcase. Light soiling to the former, a bit heavier, on the slipcase. Toning around page edges; otherwise, generally clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales of My LandlordSecond Series The Heart of Mid-LothianIn Four Volumes

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable and Company, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Jacobitism novels with historical scottish backdrop, which introduces Scott's firstfemale protagonist,as well asthe first to come from the lower classes. Second Series. While the heroinewas idealised by itsgeorgian readersfor her religious devotion and her moral rectitude, Scott nevertheless uses her father to ridicule the moral certitude represented by the branch of Presbyterianism known as Cameronians. Jedediah Cleishbotham was a pseudonym created by Scott. He hadclaimed that he had sold the stories to the publishers, and that they had been compiled by fellow schoolmaster Peter Pattieson from tales collected from the landlord of the Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh. This was later found out to be untrue and was unmasked asthe fictional work of Sir Walter Scott. Featuringan extract fromScottish poet and a lyricist Robert Burns' work, contained on the title pages of each volume . Complete in four volumes. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, each volume is slightly rubbed with cracked front joints to volume two and three. Internally, firmly bound with bright and intermittently clean pages, with occasional instances of spotting. Endpaper attached to page 328 of volumethreeto repair, some loss of text. Half titles bound in after title pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Considérations sur la Révolution Francaise. Ouvrage posthume publié en 1818 par M. le Duc de Broglie et M. Le Baron de Stael

      Paris, Delaunay 1818.. 3 vols. (complet) X, 439; 424; 395 S., 5 Bll. Pbde. d. Zt. m. hs. Rückensch. Ecken berieb. EA. Erste Ausgabe - Kurz nach dem Tode der Verf. erschienene erste große Arbeit über die Geschichte der französ. Revolution. - Published shorlty after her death in 1817, this work is the first full-length history of the French Revolution written by a participant. Staël was the daughter of the last Controller-General before the Revolution, was active in politics throughout the 1790s, opposed Napoleon from exile in Switzerland, and organised an important salon of liberal opponents of the regime, the "Coppet" circle - named after her family estate on Lake Geneva. In her history of the Revolution Staël defends the principles of 1789 and limited constitutional government against the left (the Jacobins) and the right (Naopleon).

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        Carey's General Atlas, Improved and Enlarged; being a collection of maps of the World and quarters; their principal empires, kingdoms, &c

      Philadelphia: Published by M. Carey and Son, 1818. Folio. 17 3/4 x 12 inches). Letterpress title and 2pp. preface, 1p. certification leaf with two columns of letterpress text below a three-quarter page engraved plate made up of seven small maps. 58 engraved maps, all hand-coloured in outline (48 double-page, 1 folding). Expertly bound to style in half red morocco over original paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into seven compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in the second compartment. A fine copy of the 1818 edition of Carey's General Atlas, containing maps updated with information from Lewis and Clark's discoveries. Mathew Carey published the first American atlas in 1795. That atlas contained only 21 maps, making the present atlas, with 58 maps, much improved and expanded from the original effort. Most of the atlas is devoted to the United States and its territories, and incorporates the latest geographical knowledge available, by what was then one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. There are maps of virtually every state, including the North-Western, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana Territories. The western maps are particularly detailed, incorporating geographic information from recent explorations. The map of the whole North American continent and the excellent large detailed map of the United States and territories can lay claim to being the best available to that time. The other maps are of the West Indies, South America, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and one of "Captain Cook's Discoveries" showing a large part of the North Pacific and as far south as the Hawaiian Islands. Wheat points out that the map of the Missouri Territory was influenced by the recent explorations of Lewis and Clark: "Lewis and Clark influence is apparent on the Upper Missouri and also along the Columbia. Missouri Territory extends west to the Pacific Coast, its probable northern and southern boundaries being shown by colored dotted lines. The northern line runs easterly from Mt. Ranier and includes most of the Columbia watershed, thence north of the Missouri drainage and including that of the Assiniboin (with its large lake), thence east to Lake of the Woods and south to the head of the Mississippi, which then forms the eastern boundary. The southern line leaves the coast just north of F.S. Francisco (whose Bay is not shown), thence easterly and slightly north of the headwaters of the Rio Grande, following south along the ridge east of that stream, southeast to the head of the Colorado (of Texas) and down that stream to the Gulf of Mexico at St. Bernardo B. The State of Louisiana (admitted 1812) appears near the mouth of the Mississippi." Phillips Atlases 732; Streeter Sale 82, citing the 1814 issue; Wheat Transmississippi West 315, citing the 1814 issue.

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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 the theory & Practice of Rural Architecture; intersperced with some observations on Landscape Gardening by ... Author of Essay on Dry Rot, &c

      London:: R. Ackerman,, 1818.. First Edition. Imperial 8vo, pp. [109]. Illustrated with 27 colored aquatint plates. Bound in contemporary diced calf, later leather back, rubbed, inner joints strengthened, some foxing and minor soiling. Clean fresh sheets and bright plates. Bookplates on front paste down, another removed from front free end paper. Abbey, Life 45; Tooley 359; Archer, 246.2; Colvin, p. 437. Papworth (1775-1847)was architect of the Duke of Wurtemberg, and worked at Claremont, Alton Towers, Kew Priory and elsewhere as designer of gardens and furnisher of ornamental buildings. In this beautifully illustrated book he demonstrates that even a modest cottage could be made beautiful with the application of the principles of proportion and form

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        The Report from a Select Committee of the House of Assembly, appointed to inquire into the origin, causes, and progress, of the late Insurrection

      [Bridgetown] Barbados: printed (by order of the Legislature) by W. Walker, Mercury and Gazette Office, [1818]. Octavo signed in fours. (9 x 5 5/8 inches). Collation:[a2] A-G4 (pp.[i-ii, 1-]63 [3 unnumbered pages, including a final blank]). Half-title. Stitched, as issued, uncut, in a modern red cloth chemise, all contained within a modern red morocco-backed slipcase, titled in gilt on spine. Very rare first edition of a report printed in Barbados on the origins of the slave insurrection of 1816, including numerous eyewitness descriptions of the bloodshed. "The rebellion began on April 14, 1816, in St. Philip's Parish. The canes on one-fifth of the estates in the island were burned, and property to the amount of £179,000 was destroyed. It had its origin in a rumor that freedom was to have been granted at the close of 1815. When this had not transpired, a restlessness resulted which showed itself in the Easter outbreak. The foundation of the false report was to be found in the proposed establishment of registration, and the hope for emancipation had been kept alive by the exertions of Wilberforce in England." (Ragatz). Following a report of the committee containing a history of the insurrection as well as conclusions of its origins, the pamphlet includes transcripts of 21 interviews with various slaves, free men of colour, military officers, pastors of local churches and others. The pamphlet concludes with the 17 January 1816 resolutions of the Barbados House of Assembly as well as an alphabetical listing of Barbados property owners with the amounts of their losses from the insurrection. Undated on the title, Ragatz and other bibliographers have ascribed the date of this pamphlet to 1816; however a footnote on p. 23 references a 19 February 1817 report and at a meeting of the Barbados Assembly on January 7, 1818 the committee's report was formally presented and 250 copies were directed to be printed for distribution on the island and in England. Among the recipients of the latter was John Gladstone, the original owner of the present copy. The provenance of this copy to Gladstone, the father of the prime minister, is significant, as he was among the largest of the slaveowners in the West Indies. OCLC cites but three extant copies of the first edition (Library of Congress, University of London and the American Antiquarian Society). Schomburgk, in his mid-19th century history of Barbados, confirms: "There are few copies if any of that report left in the island." Handler, A guide to source materials for the study of Barbados history, pp. 70-71; Ragatz, p. 138; Schomburgk, The History of Barbados, p. 398; Sabin 3284.

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        Endymion: A Poetic Romance

      London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818. Octavo. ix, 207pp. First edition with both errata leaves, but lacking the half title and ads, as is typical with rebound copies. Perhaps best-known for its opening lines, which proclaim that "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever," this long Romantic epic was the second of three books that Keats published during his brief life. This copy has been bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full dark green morocco, blind-stamped on both covers with hearts, stars, and dots, and gilt-stamped in the center of the front cover with an elaborately detailed urn, the center of the rear cover showing a gilt harp with blind-stamped strings. Borders on both covers show a double gilt rule, followed by a band of gilt chevrons and dots, the corners showing a gilt leaf spray, the whole being surrounded by a another double rule of gilt. Spine gilt in six compartments with gilt-stamped designs involving oak leaves. Turn-ins gilt with a pattern of gilt rule and dots with an oak leaf device in the corner. Loden silk doublures and endleaves. T.e.g. Leather booklabels of Paul Francis Webster, the Oscar-winning lyricist and noted book collector, and binding collector Paul Edward Chevalier on front paste-down and front endpaper verso, respectively. A very fine example of Keats' most memorable work, elegantly bound and housed in a dropback box of green morocco-backed cloth.

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        The Cyclopaedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings, by the Most Distinguished Artists

      Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, and Murray, Fairman and Co., et al. Hardcover. ca. 1818-1820. First American Edition, Revised, Corrected, Enlarged, and Adapted to This Country, by several literary and scientific characters. In forty-one volumes, and complete with an additional six volumes of plates and maps. Large quartos, bound uniformly in three-quarter calf and marbled paper over boards, with contrasting marbled paper endsheets. Title and volume leather spine labels stamped in gilt. The first volume with an engraved frontispiece of the author. All volumes exhibiting some degree of modest foxing; the paper, especially in the plates, is of varying grades and shades and shows some tanning and darkening. Overall the set is in Very Good condition; sound, and complete, and scarce thus. // The American edition includes material added to the original 39 million words and more than 500 articles. It was written by more than one hundred contributors, each specialists in their fields. Numerous printers, engravers, and illustrators created the engraved plates. Rees's Cyclopaedia is particularly important for the information about the science and technology of the period. Image or additional images available upon request

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      1818. PHILLIPS, William. AN ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF MINERALOGY: Including some account of mineral elements and constituents; explanations of terms in common use; brief accounts of minerals, and of the places and circumstances in which they are found. Designed for the use of the student. With notes and additions on American articles, by Samuel L. Mitchill. New York: Collins and Co., 1818. First American edition. 12mo. 19 cm. x,xxxiv,[10],246,[10] pp. Some errors in pagination, but text is complete. Final page is a publisher's advertisement. Contemporary binding with an American bookseller's/binder's ticket on front pastedown; three-quarter leather, marbled sides, gilt-stamped title to spine. Binding is scuffed all over and lightly rubbed along edges but sound. Pencil ownership of John Simmons of Deepfield, Staffordshire, England, who managed the Ulster Iron Works at Saugerties, NY, starting in 1828, where he developed double-puddling, hoop-making, and cold-rolling processes. Light to moderate foxing throughout text. Two leaves are nicked at one forecorner, just nicking the final letters of type on one leaf (p.151-2). Phillips (English, 1775-1828) was one of the founding members of the London Geolgical Society and, later in life, a fellow of the Royal Society. This is one of several influential standard text books he wrote; it went through five editions between 1816-52. (D.S.B.; Shaw & Shoemaker 45320).

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      Washington: Printed and Published by Jacob Gideon, 1818.. 671pp. Contemporary tree calf boards, rebacked in modern calf, gilt leather spine label. Boards a bit scuffed. Lightly tanned, scattered foxing. About very good. An important revised edition of this "most famous and influential American political work" (Howes), with much added material including anonymous Hamilton letters written as "Pacificus." This edition is very significant for being the first one where the essays written by James Madison were corrected by himself. This copy bears a noteworthy provenance. On the front pastedown is the ownership signature of William Johnson (1771-1834) of South Carolina who, for the final thirty years of his life, was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Johnson was Thomas Jefferson's first appointee to the Court and was known for his independent mind, dissenting in many of Chief Justice John Marshall's opinions. "For his part in winning acceptance for dissenting opinions and for his contributions - critical and creative - to the constitutional doctrines of the Court, he has achieved a degree of immortality" - Morgan. This copy also bears the bookplate on the front pastedown of Bradley Tyler Johnson, who was married to William Johnson's granddaughter. Bradley Tyler Johnson (1829- 1903) was born in Frederick, Maryland, but during the Civil War served as a general in the Confederate Army. Johnson led his Maryland troops at the Battle of Front Royal (where they fought against Marylanders who remained loyal to the Union) as well as the Battle of Winchester and the Seven Days battles of the Peninsula Campaign. FORD, BIBLIOTHECA HAMILTONIANA 25. SABIN 23985. HOWES H114 (ref). SHAW & SHOEMAKER 44017. David Morgan in THE JUSTICES OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT: THEIR LIVES AND MAJOR OPINIONS, volume 1, pp.201-220.

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        John Wesley Sermons on Several Occasions Three Volume Set

      J. Soule and T. Mason, 1818. Early. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Original full calf leather w/ red & black spine labels. Early edition. Very scarce! Well worn. Scuffing. Bumping. FFEP on volume 1 torn. Fair condition set. Published by J. Soule and T. Mason, 1818

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        Laon and Cythna; or, The Revolution of the Golden City: A Vision of the Nineteenth Century. In the Stanza of Spenser

      London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones and C. and J. Ollier, 1818. Octavo. xxii, 270pp. First edition, first issue. Inscribed "From the Author" in Shelley's hand. One of only twelve unexpurgated presentation copies containing the exceedingly rare half-title page (sig. d) with a quote from Pindar.& & Printed in 1817 and intended for publication in January 1818, the poem was suppressed by its publisher, Ollier, who feared a backlash against the depiction of incest in certain of Shelley's stanzas. Upon the book's printing, Shelley had instructed Ollier to quickly bind twelve copies and send them to him. Ollier complied, and it is thought that these presentation copies constitute the entire first issue of the book. Shortly after sending Shelley the copies, Ollier raised his objections about the content and refused to continue to publish the work unless revisions were made. Shelley begrudgingly acquiesced to this demand, although, according to Forman, he apparently could not bear to initiate the necessary changes himself, and instead had a committee of his friends propose revisions which he would then approve, modify, or reject, all the while complaining that his poem was being spoiled in the process. The result of these efforts was the release of a new, expurgated version of the book under the title The Revolt of Islam, a work about which Shelley had serious misgivings. In an 1817 letter to Ollier, quoted in Granniss, he wrote, "'I have the fairest chance of the public approaching my work with unbiased and unperverted feeling -- the fruit of reputation . . . is within my reach. It is for you . . . to blast all this, & to hold up my literary character in the eye of mankind as that of a proscribed & rejected outcast." Granniss goes on to comment that the dedicatory poem to Mary Shelley that precedes the main text "contains some of [Shelley's] most beautiful lines."& & This copy of Laon and Cythna is elegantly bound in full brown morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with a gilt rule border to the outer edges of both boards and turn-ins. Also with gilt lettering to spine within compartments formed by raised bands in the leather. Slight cracking to rear spine and some apparent bleaching to title page that does not affect text, else a very fine copy of a rare and controversial work, additionally inscribed by Shelley. Housed in a cloth box with leather spine label, lettered in gilt. A.e.g. (Forman, pp.72-87; Granniss 39; Wise, pp.47-48).

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        Histoire de la Magie en France, depuis le Commencement de la Monarchie jusqu'a nos Jours

      Paris: Chez Foulon et Compagnie, 1818. 20 cm x 12 cm. Contemporary full calf, flat back, gilt-stamped leather spine label, pp. liii, 363, engraved frontispiece of Jeane d'Arc after Chasselat. Bit of rubbing to the spine and fore-edge, bookplate of C.B. Farrar to front free endpaper (Dr. Clarence B. Farrar, 1874-1970, Director of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, editor-in-chief of 'The American Journal of Psychiatry'), else a near fine, clean copy. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Octavo. Book.

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      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818. Four volumes uniformly bound. Covers with elaborate gilt borders and corners. Panelled spines with gilt titles. All edges gilt. Inner dentelles with triple gilt fillets. Spines are all sunned to dark brown, some flaking. 3/4 piece missing from top of spine on Volume 3. Top 1" of front joint starting on Volume 1. The heraldic book-plate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer on front pastedown of each volume. She was an avid and well-known book collector in England. She lived from 1785-1861. Her book collection was sold by Sotheby's in 1862, all with this book-plate and noted for their fine condition at the time. This set has weathered a bit at corners and spine since that sale. This large quarto edition is illustrated with 48 full-page illustrations, PROOFS ON INDIA PAPER, engraved from pictures by Robert Smirkes. The plates show general light to moderate foxing, mainly on periphery, but many plates are quite clean. There are also engraved chapter head vignettes. The set has wide margins and text is rather clean and crisp throughout. A scarce edition in the large quarto format and with the proofs on India paper, and from an important private library. Cervantes (1547-1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. "Don Quixote" is considered to be the first modern European novel, first published as Part One in 1605. Robert Smirke (1752-1845) was an English painter and illustrator, specializing in small paintings of subjects taken from literature. His daughter Mary translated this 1818 edition from the Spanish. 409, 395, 432, 508pp.. First Edition with Smirke Plates. Full Brown Morocco. General Moderate Cover Wear/No Jacket. Quarto 11 1/4" x 9 1/4".

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London - T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A complete set of this first Smirke illlustrated classic novel. Cervantes' magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. With illustrations by Robert Smirke, an English painter and illustrator whose daughter, Mary, translated this edition from its original Spanish. Smirke's pictures were usually of small size and painted in monochrome, as being best adapted for engraving. Neat ink inscription to front free endpaper of each volume reads 'Mina, From Daddy, April 24th, 1896. 'First edition thus. Complete in four volumes. Condition: Infull morocco bindings with gilt detailing to the boards and spine. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Some wear to the extremities, most heavily to the spine. Some minor wear to front board of volume one and slight loss to the head of the spine. Front hinge of volume one failed, front hinge of volume two held by cords only. Front hinge of volume three slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. First few pages of volume one are detached but present. Some scattered spotting throughout. Marginal tidemarks in volumes two to four, not encroaching on text. Frontispieces have offset. Pages are uniformly clean with just the occasional handling mark. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha (4 volumes)

      London: T Cadell & W Davies. PUBLISHING DETAILS: First edition thus of Cervantes masterpiece, published in four volumes by T Cadell & W Davies of London in 1818. Size; 24 x 15 cms (9.5" x 6"). Weight; 4.21 kilos (10 pounds 9 ounces) N.B. additional shipping costs will apply. 1744 pages, all edges gilt. 48 plates by Robert Smirke. CONDITION: I would rate this set as very good. The full Moroccan leather covers, with gilt tooling and titles and 5 raised bands to the spines, are generally sound and clean, though with some splitting to the top fore-edges of the spines to vols 1, 3 & 4 and bruising to the corners. The bindings remain tight and secure throughout save for surface cracking to the inner hinges. The text and illustrations are generally clean and bright, with some light foxing here and there, light offsetting from the plates and slight staining to the inner bottom corners of some of the plates (not affecting the illustrations). The endpapers are lightly foxed but free from labels or inscriptions. The gilt edges to the page blocks are particularly good, with just light dusting to the top edge. All in all, this is a very handsome early edition of this cornerstone of western literature. THE NOVEL: Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading romances of chivalry that he determines to become a knight errant and pursue bold adventures, accompanied by his squire, the cunning Sancho Panza. As they roam the world together, the aging Quixote's fancy leads them wildly astray, tilting at windmills, fighting with friars, and distorting the rural Spanish landscape into a fantasy of impenetrable fortresses and wicked sorcerers. At the same time the relationship between the two men grows in fascinating subtlety. Often considered to be the first modern novel, Don Quixote is a wonderful burlesque of the popular literature its disordered protagonist is obsessed with. Miguel de Cervantes's mock-epic masterwork was voted the greatest book of all time by the Nobel Institute. The 48 plates and occasional vignettes are by the English painter and illustrator Robert Smirke (1752-1845), whose daughter, Mary, translated this edition. Smirke's pictures were usually of small size and painted in monochrome, as being best adapted for engraving. As well as Don Quixote, he provided illustrations for the Bible, 'The Picturesque Beauties of Shakespeare' (1783), Johnson's 'Rasselas' (1805), 'Gil Blas' (1809), the 'Arabian Nights' (1811), 'Adventures of Hunchback' (1814) and the British poets, especially Thomson. His works are characterised by good drawing, refinement, and quiet humour. (Source: Wikipedia) . Very Good. Leather Bound. First Thus. 1818. 24 x 15 cms (9.5" x 6").

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        Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Cantos I-IV, and Other Poems (Mixed UK Editions, in four volumes)

      London: John Murray, 1818. First Edition. Mixed UK Editions. Octavo, four volumes. Originally published in parts, now bound together. Elegantly bound in contemporary deep navy calf, floral and geometric rule in blind and single gilt rule on the boards, six spine compartments, five raised bands, titles and designs in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, with gilt page edges. housed in a marbled paper clamshell box. & & The "pilgrimage" was published in three parts, the first two cantos published in one. At once autobiographical and inspirational, the lengthy narrative poem has become one of the poet's masterpieces, and provides the first look at a Byronic Hero: a person of immense depth, intelligence, charm, and perception. & & Very Good plus in a Near Fine slipcase. Light shelfwear overall, light foxing throughout, a few leaves show light pencil notations, and simple bookplates on the front pastedowns. & & A unique collection, scarce bound together.& & Works included (in order bound): & & Volume 1: "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, A Romaunt: and Other Poems" [Sixth Edition, cantos I-II] (1813);& & Volume 2: "The Giaour" [Twelfth Edition] (1814), "The Bride of Abydos" [Ninth Edition] (1814), "The Corsair" [First Edition, second issue, variant] (1814), "Lara" [Fourth Edition, first separate edition, first issue] (1814), and "Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte" [Tenth Edition, first to carry Byron's name on the title page] (1815);& & Volume 3: "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Third" [First Edition, second issue] (1816), "Hebrew Melodies" [First Edition, second issue] (1815), "The Siege of Corinth, a Poem; Parisina, a Poem" [First Edition] (1816), The Prisoner of Chillon, and Other Poems" [First Edition, lacking ads] (1816), "Poems" [Second Edition] (1816), and "Monody" [New Edition] (1817);& & Volume 4: "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Fourth" [First Edition, fourth issue] (1818), "Manfred, a Dramatic Poem" [First Edition, third issue] (1817), and "Beppo, a Venetian Story" [Sixth Edition] (1818).& & Wise (1932), pp. 53, 56, 62, 95, 100-101, 104, 106, 113,123.

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        The Quarterly Review

      46 - London- John Murray, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Twenty-six volumes of the literary andpolitical periodical, theQuarterly Review. Comprising: volumes 18 (October 1817 and May 1818) to 23 (May and July 1820), 56 (April and July 1836) to 58 (February and April 1837), 62 (June and October 1838) to 78 (June and September 1846). The Quarterly Review was a literary and political periodical founded in March 1809 by the well known London publishing house John Murray. It ceased publication in 1967. Initially, the Quarterly was set up primarily to counter the influence on public opinion of the Edinburgh Review. Its first editor, William Gifford, was appointed by George Canning, at the time Foreign Secretary, later Prime Minister. Under its third editor, John Gibson Lockhart, the Quarterly became less consistent in its political philosophy. While Croker continued to represent the Canningites and Peelites, the party's liberal wing, it also found a place for the more extremely conservative views of Lords Eldon and Wellington. Edited by John Taylor Coleridge and John Gibson Lockheart. Condition: In half calf binding. Externally, sound with wear to extremities, particularly toheadand tail of spines. Bumping to some volumes. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with some foxing and marks, mostly to endpapers, though some volumes remain clean. Mould to some endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Letterpress receipt, completed in manuscript, signed by Brisbane

      [England],: 1 September, 1818.. Sheet of laid paper, 153 x 196 mm., printed to both sides and completed in secretarial hand, signed Brisbane; very good. Attractive printed payslip boldly signed by Brisbane while serving in France as part of the occupying army.Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (1773-1860) purchased his commission in 1789 and saw service in Ireland (where he served with a young Wellington), Flanders, the West Indies and Jamaica, India, and the Peninsula War. In 1812 he was promoted Brigadier-General at Wellington's express wish, and in 1815 was knighted. For the following three years he served in the army of occupation in France, and it was during his service there that he signed this slip at his new rank of Major General. As early as 1815 he had applied to become Governor of New South Wales, and it was not until November 1820, again on Wellington's advice, that that appointment was made and he took over from Macquarie in December the following year.The slip confirms that for the two month period between 25 June and 24 August 1818 Brisbane received the sum o9f £144.12.5 as pay for a "Major General with an Aide de Camp". The printed slip was issued on behalf of William Purdue Smith, Deputy-Paymaster General to the Forces on the Continent, under orders from Wellington.Manuscript material relating to Brisbane, particularly relating to his career before the governorship, is quite rare on the market.

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        Examen des Differentes Methodes

      Paris - Courcier, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A First Edition copy of 'Examen des Differentes Methodes employee pour resoudre les Problemes de Geometrie'. Written by Gabriel Lon Jean Baptiste Lam (July 22, 1795 May 1, 1870), a French mathematician. Lam became well known for his general theory of curvilinear coordinates and his notation and study of classes of ellipse-like curves, now known as Lam curves. Includes a bookplate from the private library ofa Justin Chevalier. Thistextis Lam's first published work. In French. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Externally, worn with some rubbing to the top and tail of the spine and to the corners of the boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with just some marginal age toning to the first few pages. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen, in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. 6 Volumes

      London, Sherwood, Jones and Co, 1818. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 Volumes. Each volume rebacked in modern leather. Marbled boards. Good bindings and covers. Gilt lettering on spine. Minimal wear to extremities. Bookplate of Brookline Library on each inside front board. Volumes III-VI have contemporary armorial bookplate of George Preston on inside front board. Library stamps on upper right corner pages within volumes. Clean, unmarked pages with toning. Contains all 432 engravings (72 in each volume including frontis). Please feel free to view our photographs of this beautiful set.

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        Lettres Sur La Profession D'Avocat; Et Bibliotheque... 2 vols. 1818

      1818. Camus, [Armand Gaston] [1740-1804]. Dupin, [Andre-Marie-Jean-Jacques] [1783-1865], Editor. Lettres Sur La Profession D'Avocat; Et Bibliotheque Choisie des Livres de Droit, Qu'il est le Plus Utile D'Acquerir et de Connaitre. Quatrieme Edition, Augmentee de Plusieurs Lettres et Autres Pieces Interessantes sur la Profession D'Avocat, Telles que le Celebre Dialogue des Advocats de Loisel; Deux Discours de M. d'Aguesseau, et de l'Histoire de l'Ordre des Avocats, par M. Boucher-d'Argis; la Bibliographie, Revue, Corrigee et Augmentee d'un Grand Nombre D'Articles Nouveaux. Paris: Chez B. Waree, 1818. Two volumes. xlviii, 535; xii, 690 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt ornaments and lettering pieces to spines, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, hinges starting, chipping to head of Volume II, rear joint of that volume starting at foot. Light toning to text, somewhat darker in places, light foxing to a few leaves. Early owner signature to title page of Volume I, interiors otherwise clean. * Fourth edition. Sweet and Maxwell include this in its list of major bibliographies and notes: "the second volume is a descriptive bibliography of French, English, foreign and Roman law, well indexed. The bibliography lists 2,348 books and provides historical, critical and bibliographical notes on several remarkable books of French jurisprudence." Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:1-2 (7).

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      Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1818. Third Edition Improved. Quarter Leather. Very Good binding. Folio. The third, improved and enlarged, edition of Carey';s important General Atlas of 1796, the first atlas printed in America. Complete with 58 engraved maps (50 of which are double-page) with boundaries hand-colored. This copy has the signature of Benjamin Huger, and was his at West Point where he apparently gave it to his best friend and roommate "S. B. W. O';Brian" according to the faintly penciled inscription. Huger was a career ordnance officer and in the Mexican American War was on the staff of Maj. General Winfield Scott. He later served as a Confederate General officer during the American Civil War. Wheat, in Mapping of the Transmississippi West, refers to the New and Accurate Map of North America as"[a]n atavistic map of the first order" (1814 Carey 1) and notes the influence of Lewis and Clark on the "beautiful map of the ';Missouri Territory';." (1814 Carey 2). Many, if not most, of the maps have discreet archival repair to the backs of the folds; a few have some additional mending to the margins; occasional soiling and foxing with very occasional contemporary marginalia, largely in pencil (though in whose hand was can not say); preliminaries are a softened by creasing; backed in original leather with paper over boards; loss to the head of the spine has been mended with morocco; tail has been reinforced; front board has been discreetly reattached; digital images can be made available upon request. (Sabin 10858; Streeter 82 (1814 printing); Wheat, Mapping, 315 (1814 printing)). Very Good binding.

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        The Distiller. Containing 1. Full and particular directions for mashing and distilling all kinds of grain, and imitating Holland Gin and Irish Whiskey. 2. A notice of the different kinds of Stills in use in the United States, and of the Scotch Stills which may be run off 480 times in 24 hours. 3. A Treatise on Fermentation, containing the latest discoveries on the subject. 4. Directions for making Yeast, and preserving it sweet for any length of time. 5. The Rev. Mr. Allison's process of Rectification, with improvements; and mode of imitating French Brandy, &c. 6. Instructions for making all kinds of Cordials, Compound Waters, &c.; also for making Cider, Beer, and various kinds of Wines, &c. &c. &c.--- Adapted to the Use of Farmers, and Distillers. "The second edition, enlarged and improved

      Philadelphia: Harrison Hall, 1818. Octavo, 338 pages. Folding frontispiece illustration of "Anderson's Patent Condensing Tub" plus eight other plates of stills, ciphers and condensers. Second edition, enlarged and approved. An early American distilling manual, originally published in 1813 by John Bioren. This work predates the printed appearance of what we recognize as bourbon whiskey by about one decade, the first reference to "bourbon whiskey" is 1821, and the first printed recipe 1823. But the book contains a serious examination of the charring of white oak barrels with burning straw, which is one of the main factors that makes bourbon what it is. This new edition is substantially more detailed, with seven more illustrations than the original. Some light foxing throughout, corners a bit bumped, otherwise very good, in full tree calf, with spine rebacked and original spine and gilt-stamped label laid down.&

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        One page ALS

      1818. One-page ALS, eighteen lines in the hand of and signed by the great epicure and gastronome, Brillat-Savarin, the author of the magnificent Le Physiologie du Gout. Brillat-Savarin was a lawyer and politician, and this letter finds its origin in his legal work. The letter bears three stamps of the Loi de 1816, a tax instituted to restore credit to the state after the financial turmoil of the First Empire. The letter is dated "le quinze novembre dix huit cent dix huit." A tiny bit of foxing to the laid paper, and horizontal and vertical fold marks, otherwise in fine condition.

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