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        Il Diritto Privato Naturale

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

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China

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

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        The Literary Character,

      London: John Murray,, 1818. Illustrated by the history of men of genius, drawn from their own feelings and confessions. By the author of "Curiosities of Literature". Octavo (212 × 128 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked with upper portion of original spine laid down, and recornered. Board-edges scorched, some foxing to early gatherings, some browning, flyleaf preceding title slightly shorter at head (offsetting on verso from title) and with old bookseller's description tipped-in at foot, the binding sound and firm despite the stated flaws, a good copy only. First edition, Byron's copy, with his ownership inscription, of one of his favourite books, by the celebrated literary commentator Isaac D'Israeli (1766–1848), father of the future prime minister. "Lord Byron greatly admired The Literary Character and told Murray 'I don't know a living man's book I take up so often or lay down more reluctantly' (Smiles, 152). When a defence of the poetry of Pope appeared in the Quarterly in 1820 Byron was delighted and recognized D'Israeli as the author by the style" (ODNB). Thomas Moore, who met Disraeli through Murray and at the Athenaeum, cites Disraeli's "ingenious work" at some length as shedding light on Byron's in a footnote to his edition of The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, vol. 1 (London: John Murray, 1835) 63. Provenance: 1) Byron's autograph inscription ("Ld Byron") to the flyleaf preceding the title-page; 2) early ownership inscription of J. C. Badeley MD to front free endpaper and at head of title noting the Byron provenance (conceivably John Badeley MD, fl. 1826, of Leigh's Hall, near Chelmsford); 3) autograph acquisition note of Francis Charles Lawley (1825–1901), journalist, on flyleaf: "Bought by me for 4/6 at a Book Stall in Little Queen Street, Holborn, March, 1855. F.L.", and his ownership inscription on the front free endpaper; 4) engraved book label of Dowager Lady Wenlock (presumably Lawley's mother, d. 1868), on front pastedown; 5) printed book label on pastedown of the Authors Club Library, New York Public Library, deposited 1932, with deaccession stamp on label and on title verso; 6) ownership inscription of Mary H. Kellogg, July 1, 1941, on front free endpaper.

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        The Chaumontel Pear (print)

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

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        A New Hieroglyphic Bible With Above Four Hundred Cuts

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

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        A Collection of Etchings, by that inimitable artist Stefanino Della Bella, comprising in number one hundred and eighty pieces, and consisting of landscapes, marine views, animals, friezes, ornaments, &c. &c. to which is prefixed a biographical memoir of the artist

      London: H. R. Young, 1818. Large 4to. (14 5/8 x 10 1/2 inches). Letterpress title, 22pp. Engraved frontispiece, 179 engravings on 96 plates. (Foxing). Contemporary straight grained red morocco, covers elaborately bordered in gilt and blind, spine in 6 compartments with semi- raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, coloured endpapers, all edges gilt. An important illustrated study of the great 17th century Italian etcher. The preliminary text contains a biography of the artist. De Vesme, p. 332

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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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        L'ART DE VÉRIFIER LES DATES DES FAITS HISTORIQUES, DES INSCRIPTIONS, DES CHRONIQUES ET AUTRES ANCIENS MONUMENTS, AVANT L'ÈRE CHRÉTIENNE . [ET] DEPUIS LA NAISSANCE DE NOTRE-SEIGNEUR . PAR UN RELIGIEUX DE LA CONGRÉGATION DE SAINT-MAUR

      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 weight...so 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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