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        DE LA CHINE OU DESCRIPTION GENERALE DE CET EMPIRE. Rédigée d’après les mémoires de la mission de Pé-kin. Troisième édition, revue et considérablement augmentée, avec deux cartes.

      Paris, chez Pillet, 1818-1820. In-16 gr. (mm. 198x118), 7 voll., p. pelle coeva (picc. manc. ai dorsi, spacchi alle cerniere), ricca decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, tagli marmorizzati, pp. (8),LXXX,402,(2); (4),552; (4),464; (4),512; (4),468; (4),475; (4),472; con 2 grandi carte geografiche (più volte ripieg.), inc. in rame da Ambroise Tardieu: una “de la Chine, rédigée d’après la carte originale du P. de Mailla” e l’altra “de la Tartarie chinoise et des pays limitrophes, dressée d’après les observations du Pere de Mailla”. Importante opera dell’abate “Grosier (1743-1823), bibliothécaire de son Altesse royale, et administrateur de sa bibliothèque à l’arsenal”, che contiene “la description topographique des quinze provinces de la Chine, celle de la Tartarie, des iles et des divers Etats tributaires qui en dépendent; le nombre de ses villes; le tableau de sa population; les trois règnes de son histoire naturelle, rassemblés et donnés pour la première fois avec quelque étendue; et l’exposé de toutes les connoissances acquises et parvenues jusqu’ici en Europe sur le gouvernement, la religion, les lois, les moeurs, les usages, les sciences et les arts des Chinois”. Si tratta di uno studio ricchissimo di notizie e osservazioni raccolte dai Gesuiti, e la terza è l’edizione più completa di questo grande classico sulla Cina. Cfr. Brunet,II,1763: “La première édit. en un seul vol., impr. en 1787, sert de 13° vol. à l’Histoire de la Chine de Moyria de Mailla(c), publiée par l’abbé Grosier. La deuxième est en 2 voll.” - Graesse,III, p. 162: “Il y en a une traduction anglaise: Lond. 1788, 2 voll. Il existe aussi une trad. all., Lpzg. 1789, 2 tom.” - Cordier “Bibliotheca Sinica”, p. 61 Con qualche fiorit. e uniformi arross. più o meno lievi ma complessivam. un buon esempalre.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        An authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815, with an account of the sufferings of her surviving officers and crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs on the great African desert, or Zahahrah; and observations historical, geographical, &c. made during the travels of the author, while a slave to the Arabs, and in the empire of Morocco ... with a new, valuable, and interesting appendix ... Third edition

      New York: published by the author, 1818. 8vo, pp. xiv, [2], 407; 10 engraved plates; lacks the folding map; pp. 229-30 bound out of order and with a hole with loss to a total of 20 lines (recto and verso); frontispiece trimmed in the gutter and reinserted; the recto of the frontis with an interesting presentation from Riley: "Commodore James Barron from his friend and admirer James Riley, Washington Feby. 27, 1819." Bound with, as issued: Paddock, Judah. A narrative of the shipwreck of the ship Oswego, on the coast of south Barbary, and of the sufferings of the master and crew while in bondage among the Arabs... New York: published by Captain James Riley, 1818, pp. xv, [1], 186. This third edition of Riley's Narrative is the first to contain Paddock's Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Ship Oswego. Recent brown calf, black morocco on gilt-paneled spine; aside from the defects noted, a very good, sound copy. James Riley and James Barron were two of the most celebrated, skillful, and ill-starred American seamen of the 19th century. Riley (1777-1840) survived shipwreck and enslavement by the Arabs in Morocco in 1815, and in 1817 published this account of his and his shipmates' ordeal that went through many editions and became one of the most popular books of the 19th century. Abraham Lincoln called it one of his half dozen favorite books, and he was surely influenced by the book's description of white Americans enslaved and humiliated by black Moors, as well as by Riley's salute to the charity and benevolence of a Muslim. James Barron (1769-1851) was a naval officer highly regarded for his masterful seamanship. His most notable service was in the War with Tripoli, but his career was blighted and his reputation destroyed by two events: the "Chesapeake-Leopard Incident" in 1807, when Barron was forced to surrender his ill-prepared frigate to a British ship that boarded his vessel and seized alleged British deserters which lead to a court-martial and Barron's suspension without pay for five years; and Barron's fatal shooting of Commodore Stephen Decatur -- America's greatest hero of the time -- in a duel in March, 1820. Barron had spent a period of his suspension involved in commercial trading in Europe. During part of that time Riley was also travelling and trading in Europe, and it was perhaps then that the two met. In February 1819 Riley was in Washington to secure an appointment as deputy surveyor of public lands in Ohio, and Barron arrived there that month to seek -- successfully -- reinstatement in the U. S. Navy following his suspension and exile. Although both men suffered extraordinary vicissitudes during their lives, they were among the leading American celebrities of their time. Huntress 190C (Riley) and 193C (Paddock); Sabin 71397; Smith, American Travellers Abroad, P3 and R30.

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        Mémoires secrets sur l'établissement de la Maison de Bourbon en Espagne ex EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Maradan, 1818. Fine. Maradan, Paris 1818, in-8 (12x19,5cm), VIII, 384pp. et 371pp., 2 volumes reliés. - First Edition. Half Calf burgundy wedge, 1900; clever pastiche of a binding 1820. spine false nerves decorated flat wheels and nets. Back uniformly thinned without consequence. Good copy. This soldier was appointed head of the French house of Philip V of Spain, the first Bourbon king of Spain (1700-1703). He will receive a new mission to Spain in 1716, as ambassador extraordinary .. During three key years, everything that was happening in the court by him. Here is what the Duc de Saint Simon in his memoirs: "To talk to the real, and he ruled the king of Spain." These memoirs were written during the retreat of the Marquis and remained in manuscript form. Etiquette library Raymond Clavreuil. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi veau lie de vin à coins, vers 1900 ; pastiche adroit d'une reliure de 1820. Dos à faux nerfs plats orné de roulettes et filets. Dos uniformément éclaircis, sans conséquence. Bon exemplaire. Ce militaire fut nommé chef de la Maison française de Philippe V d'Espagne, le premier Bourbon roi d'Espagne (de 1700 à 1703). Il recevra une nouvelle mission en Espagne en 1716, comme ambassadeur extraordinaire.. Durant trois années essentielles, tout ce qui se faisait à la cour passait par lui. Voici ce qu'en dit le duc de Saint Simon dans ses mémoires : "Pour en parler au vrai, il gouverna le roi et l'Espagne." Ces mémoires furent rédigées lors de la retraite du marquis et demeurèrent à l'état de manuscrit. Etiquette de librairie Raymond Clavreuil.

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        Recherches philosophiques sur les premiers objets des connoissances morales

      first edition published in the complete works of Viscount Louis de Bonald. Binders in full marbled tassel, smooth backs decorated with friezes and gilded typographic motifs, pieces of title of red morocco, olive green morocco pieces, golden wheels on the headdresses, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, gilded edges on The cuts, yellow and marbled slices, bindings of the time. Beautiful copy free of freckles and pleasantly established. Adrien Le Clere Paris 1818 12,5x20,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Zinne-beelden, oft Adams appel. ... Mitsgaders syne oude ende nieuwe ongemeene bruydt-lofs ende zege-zangen.Amsterdam, Everhard Cloppenburgh, 1642. 4to. With emblematic engraving on title-page and 50 engraved emblems in text, all by Salomon Savry. Gold- and blind-tooled red, grained sheepskin (1817/18) for George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough, each board with the Duke's crest in gold as centrepiece.

      Landwehr, Emblem and fable books 842; Praz, pp. 522-523; Triphook, Catalogue of old books, London, June 1818, item 3307 (this copy in this binding). First edition of a popular emblem and song book written by the Dutch pharmacist and poet Jan van Veen. It includes 50 engraved emblems by the skilled artist Salomon Savry, or Saverij (1594-1678), each with a two-line motto in Dutch above and in French below. Each is followed by three Dutch verses, the last often of devout character with marginal references to Bible verses. The emblems, beautifully etched and engraved, show common people engaged in a wide variety of professions and activities, many real and mythical animals, allegorical figures, etc. The last 250 pages present songs Van Veen wrote to be sung at weddings. The present first edition, besides showing the engravings at their freshest, is the only one with French motto, and the only one in quarto. Although the crest on the binding, of George Spencer-Churchill (1766-1840), is very similar to that on the bookplate of the Althorp Library on the paste-down, they represent different libraries. Spencer-Churchill had to sell much of his library in 1818, including this volume with his ducal crest, which was apparently purchased by his father's second cousin, John George, who owned the Althorp Library.Emblem IX was first accidentally repeated in the place of emblem XIV, but a cancel slip with the correct emblem has been pasted over it (as usual). With a small hole slightly affecting emblem VI, occasional minor and mostly marginal spots, smudges and faint stains, but otherwise in very good condition and with generous margins. Slightly worn at the hinges and extremities, spine slightly faded, but binding otherwise very good. First edition of a Dutch emblem book with 51 excellent plates, charmingly bound for the new Duke of Marlborough in 1817/18.

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        Fairburn's Old Bailey Trials 1818 - 7 Chapbooks of Murder Trials Held at The Old Bailey

      John Fairburn, 1818. Hardcover. Good. 1818. No dust jacket. Half bound in brown leather with grey paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Plate pasted to front. Includes: Murders of George Bird and M Simmons; Trial of Charles Hussey; Trail of Abraham. Thornton; Trial of Hugh Connor; Trial of Geo. Chennell and William Chalcraft; Trial of Thomas Bedworth, Trial and Execution of Eliza Fenning. These are contemporary trial pamphlets that have been privately bound. There are a few additions, such a news cuttings maps, some pasted to pages. Portrait of E Fenning, hand coloured fold-out of murder of Beesmore, torn and creased map of Ashford murder scene. Some foxing and age staining, but no annotations (except one page that has a crossing out.)One end paper loose but not detached. The front paste down has a sticker stating F7. Pencil inscription to fep.Page numbering error in Hussey 38-29, is bound correctly. Boards have some edge wear and corner bumping, mild loss to lower end of spine. and sticker void on lower portion

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

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

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        Manuel du voyager en Suisse, Ouvrage où l?on trouve les directions nécessaires. Trad. de l'allemand. Troisième édition (3ème éd.). 3 volumes reliés en 1 volume.

      Zurich chez Orell, Füssli & Co. / Paris et Genève J.J. Paschoud, 1818, - gr. in-8vo, LXXXIV + 296 p. ; XVI + 646 p. ; 1 f. + 725 p., illustré de 3 planches d?aquatintes + 1 grande carte dépl. et coloriée + 3 planches dépl. de panoramas + 1 carte de profile dépl. + planches gravée, épais volume en cuir d?époque, dos orné, coiffes dénudées, traces d?usage, charnières faibles, tranches marbrées. Voici la troisième édition d?un des meilleurs guides de voyage de l?époque. Exemplaire complete de ses gravures et de la carte (souvent absente). Les 3 aquatintes par F. Hégi d?après L. Hess, tirées en bistre montrent: 1) Vue des Alpes glaronaises / 2) Der Rhone-Gletscher / 3) Ursprung des Hinter-Rheins, im Rheinwald Gletscher am Fuss des Noschelhorns + 1 carte dépl.: ?General Charte der Schweiz in XXII Cantone abgetheilt 1816? par Scheuermann (multiples faux-plis) + 3 Panoramas: (Zürchersee bis Zugersee u. Pilatus) (95 x 19 cm) / Vue depuis le Lac de Neuchâtel (65x19 cm) + Vers le Schratten (35x16 cm) + 1 plan de ?Zürich See - Zuger See - Waldstätter See? + 1 Fer à monter les glaciers (Steigeisen).Les 3 volumes ont été reliés dans 1 volume ridiculement épais et peu maniable! Pourtant la préface mentionne ?La présente édition, imprimée en 3 volumes, pour la rendre plus portative. Le relieur qui a relié ces 3 volumes ensemble n?a certainement pas lu la préface.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 17812; Vgl. Lonchamp 895; Anmerkung bei Wäber 46. - In seiner minuziösen Information über Touren, Reisezeiten und aktuelle Daten aller Art ist das Werk als ebenbürtiger Vorläufer des Baedeker anzusehen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, with the adjacent parts of the Continent, from Amsterdam to Paris and Brest, compiled from a variety of the most authentic materials.

      - London, Samuel Leigh, 1818. Large, folded, coloured map (62.7 x 75.3 cm) of Great Britain and Ireland, and the continental coasts of the Channel and North Sea. In original reddish paper-covered boards, with printed label mounted.l Large folding hand-coloured engraved map, by Joseph Enouy, and engraved by S. I. Neele & G. Neele. The geographer and cartographer Joseph Enouy is also known for his maps of Ireland, Africa and the Middle East. This detailed map includes the United Kingdom and Ireland in their entirety, as well as the northern parts of Brittany, Normandy, northwestern France and the Netherlands (here, Belgium and the Netherlands still forming one country). Provenance: signature of "Le Comte Andre de Turenne". Not listed in the "British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans". Some light rubbing to boards, otherwise fine; the map in pristine condition. Extremely rare. Not in the British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        The Revolt of Islam; a poem, in twelve cantos.

      London: for C. and J. Ollier; by B. McMillan, 1818 - Octavo (225 × 137 mm). Original boards, title label to spine (priced 10s 6d), untrimmed. Housed in a blue cloth folding case. Very discreet repair to joints, extremities rubbed, some light marks and spots, hinges superficially cracked but holding fine, title page a little toned otherwise remarkably fresh within, front free endpaper with tiny section of loss to top fore-corner and small closed tear repaired at outer margin. An excellent copy. No half-title called for; with fly-title quoting Chapman, and errata leaf. First edition thus, in lovely condition uncut in the boards. The Revolt of Islam is the expurgated reissue of Laon & Cythna (1817) with a new title and 26 cancelled leaves. In 1817 the Olliers agreed to publish Shelley's long poem, Laon and Cythna. Shelley's new father in law, William Godwin, recommended a master printer for the job, Buchanan Millan, who made minor alterations to the text without consulting the poet. Shelley wrote to the Olliers complaining about these liberties, whereupon the Olliers read the work for the first time and realised what they had agreed to publish. In the original version the titular lovers were brother and sister. London was alive with gossip about Shelley living with both Mary Godwin and her half-sister Claire Clairmont, and in contemporary usage, such a ménage was termed incest (St. Clair, The Godwins and the Shelleys, p. 432.) Shelley was forced to make alterations, removing any hint of incest, and gave it the new title The Revolt of Islam. The book is made up from original sheets of Laon and Cythna, with 26 cancelled leaves and a new title leaf. A few copies were issued with the title misdated 1817; this is the second issue as usual, with the correct date. Copies in boards are scarce (due in part to the predilection of late 19th-century collectors for lavish rebindings), and this is a lovely example, with the bookplates of two notable bibliophiles, Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919 - he was also a pre-Raphaelite painter), and Willis Vickery (1857-1932, an American Judge). Ashley V, pp. 67-8; Granniss 44; Tinker 1895. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of the Jews

      London - London Society House, Ogles, Duncan and Cochran et al., 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An historical work on Judaism and the Jewish people. Notable for its sympathetic treatment and sometimes considered the first such by a non Jew. First thus, the first U. K edition of this work. Published five years after theUS first edition of 1812. Both UK and US editions are scarce. Complete in one volume. The author, Hannah Adams, wrote several works on comparative religion and early U. S history. She was the first United States woman to work professionally as an author. The sponsorship of two Boston intellectuals, William Shaw and Joseph Stevens Buckminster aided her to prepare this work. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, generally smart with slight rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Further areas of rubbing to the spine, mostly to the raised bands and to the head and tail. Patches of rubbing to the front board, lighter to the rear board. Prior owner's inscription dated 1907 to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Spotting to the endpapers and theoccasional light spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Fables of Aesop, and others, with designs on wood

      Newcastle: Printed by E. Walker, for T. Bewick and Son, 1818. First edition, demy 8vo, (ii), xxiv, 376 pp. 188 illustrations and 136 tailpieces plus the printed receipt leaf featuring Bewick's thumb-print and both his and his son's signatures, this copy also signed by Bewick by the thumb-print with the size of the book and the price also filled in by him, marbled endpapers and sides. Later half morocco, t.e.g., some very subtle repair of the upper joints, an excellent copy. Tattersfield 1.35.

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        Histoire naturelle des mammifères, avec les figures originales, coloriées, dessinées d'après des animaux vivans. Écureuils - Squirrels - Hörnchen.

      Paris, A. Belin, 1818-1842. Large folio (approximately 53 x 35 cm). 15 hand-coloured lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Not bound, as issued.l A magnificent publication with fine large plates of mammals (some described in this work for the first time) from all over the world. The authors, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) and Fréderic Cuvier (1769-1832) were the leading authorities in mammalogy in the first half of the 19th century, and the "Histoire naturelle des mammifères" is widely regarded as their magnum opus. This is the section containing the squirrels, or Sciuridae, at least the long-tailed arboreal species, and perhaps a few long-bushy-tailed species that are squirrel look-alikes. The following are included: Sciurus erythropus (fosseyeur); S. hudsonius (écureuil de Hudson); S. hudsonius variété albino; S. niger; S. aureogaster (é. de la Californie); S. capistratus (capistrate or coqualin); S. macroura? (capistrate a longue queue); S. variegatus (capistrate gris); S. carolinensis [however, no Latin name not given] (é. gris de la Caroline); S. ferrugineus (é. brun); S. alpinus (é. des pyrénées); S. varius (é. petit-gris); S. vulgaris (é commun); S. vittatus (toupaye); S. insignis (lary). All as issued, without stamps, annotations or other markings. All text leaves and all plates uncut and untrimmed, resulting in very large margins. Due to these large margins some edges a bit frayed or with minor tears. The plates are not spotted, but several text leaves are, a few more extensively. Several plates are very lightly age-toned, a few are more so, but generally the plates are in good to very good condition. Brunet II, p. 1,536; Nissen ZBI, 1525; Wood, p. 354.

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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LA NATURE ET LES EFFETS DES EAUX MINÉRALES DE BAGNÈRES-ADOUR, département des Hautes-Pyrénées ; suivies de la Description des Etablissemens thermaux, de celle des Promenades de la Ville et des environs, et des Indications ou Renseignemens nécessaires aux étrangers.

      1818 - Bagnères, Dossun, [et] Toulouse, Vieusseux, 1818. In-8 (142 X 221 mm) broché, couverture papier, étiquette de titre au dos; XVI-272 pages. ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. «Bon connaisseur du thermalisme pyrénéen et de son histoire réelle. Dans la première partie de son livre, il rend hommage au précurseur Descaunets et fustige les Béarnais de Bordeu qui, pour des raisons de politique tribale, valorisèrent Bonnes et Chaudes aux dépens de Bagnères. Il y est exposé la doctrine de Bordeu sur les maladies. Un des livres majeurs sur le sujet. » (Dendaletche). L'exemplaire est revêtu de la signature autographe à l'encre brune de l'auteur en regard de la page de titre. (Labarère, II, 1476 - Dendaletche, 1668, «Rare » - "Cent Ans", II, 2). SÉDUISANT EXEMPLAIRE imprimé sur papier vergé, non rogné, conservé dans son brochage d'attente d'origine. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle des mammifères, avec les figures originales, coloriées, dessinées d'après des animaux vivans. Ours - Bears - Bären.

      - Paris, A. Belin, 1818-1842. Large folio (approximately 53 x 35 cm). Ten plates with explanatory text leaves. Not bound, as issued.l The bear (Ursidae) section of a magnificent publication with fine large plates of mammals from all over the world. The authors, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) and Fréderic Cuvier (1769-1832), were the leading authorities in mammalogy in the first half of the 19th century, and the "Histoire naturelle des mammifères" is widely regarded as their magnum opus. The following species are included: l'ours polaire (U. maritimus); ours noir d'Amérique (U. americanus); ours des cordillières (U. ornatus); le jongleur (U. labiatus or U. longirostris); the same "très vieux (very old)"; ours des Asturies (U. arctos from Spain); ours brun des alpes et de Norwège (U. arctos (adult brown bear from the Alps, and a three months old young from Norway); ours de malais (U. malayanus); and ours de Thibet (U. thibetanus). The ours de sibérie is not included. All as issued, without stamps, annotations or other markings. All text leaves, and all plates uncut, untrimmed, resulting in very large margins. Because of this, some edges a bit frayed or with minor tears. A few text pages spotted, all the plates either with minimal spotting or clean. In all, a set in very good condition. Brunet II, p. 1,536; Nissen ZBI, 1525; Wood, p. 354.

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        Original pen and ink sketch, captioned "L'Intérieur d'un ménage, à Coupang" and dated at the top "Timor 1818".

      Timor: during the expedition of the Uranie, 1818. Fine pen and ink sketch, the image 198 x 265 mm., on laid paper; pencil note "Mr. Arago" in Freycinet's later hand at bottom left; framed. Fine sketch of a scene in Timor, drawn by Jacques Arago during the visit of the Freycinet expedition in late 1818. Arago's observations on Timor were acute, and he is known to have toured and made sketches in both the wealthy Chinese and Malay quarters (commenting that the latter "consists of hovels"). A series of his Timor scenes were later included in the official Freycinet voyage account, but this scene was not made into an engraving and is in fact otherwise unrecorded.Jacques Etienne Arago (1790-1855) was the official artist on Freycinet's voyage, and is known for the witty and caustic account he later wrote as much as for his fine sketches. Arago was the third of four brothers who excelled in diverse professions, the most notable being his eldest brother François, a scientist and politician. Arago's undoubted artistic ability attracted the attention of the naval authorities who chose him for the demanding role of draughtsman for the Freycinet expedition. By all accounts a charming, gregarious and eccentric man, these attributes stood him in good stead during the voyage, and are reflected in the sketches he made.As with many other Arago drawings relating to the voyage, this was evidently given to Freycinet, as it is his handwriting that signs the picture "Mr. Arago" at bottom left. Freycinet is known to have retained a large number of voyage images by both Arago and his colleague Pellion, which would have been surrendered to him as both commander and official chronicler of the voyage. It is interesting to note that Arago's famous scene of Rose going ashore at Timor, sold by us in our Baudin & Flinders catalogue (2010, no. 69), has almost identical borders and annotations, as did his sketch of a man of Timor (no. 81). Provenance: Originally owned by Louis de Freycinet, commander of the Uranie. Well preserved in an attractive frame.

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        Two finely illustrated scrolls with 35 scenes in ink and color entitled "Ezo shima kikan" or "Ezo to kikan" ("Strange sights in the island of Ezo"), by Okumaru Hata. Two scrolls, 300 x 9110 mm. & 300 x 9540 mm. [Japan: ca. 1818-43]

      - Large-scale colonization of Hokkaido Island ("Ezo") began in the mid-18th century. Hata (1764-1808), a Tokugawa bakufu official who served in Hokkaido from 1798-1800, wrote a self-illustrated text concerning the ethnology of the Ainu, the aboriginal inhabitants of the island. A copy of his manuscript was prepared ca. 1800 with woodblock illustrations and the only known copy was in the Hyde collection (sold Christie's NY, 7 October 1988, lot 48 for $66,000). A series of manuscript copies of Hata's original manuscript were made and circulated, each with notable variations. Our two scrolls are remarkably complete. The first scroll begins with a preface describing the long history of Japan's relations with Hokkaido (the Japanese were extremely anxious about Russia colonizing the island and were justifying their own territorial claims). Described also are the various rulers of the Matsumae fiefdom, which had been granted exclusive trading rights with the Ainu. The reason for the compilation of these texts was the official visit of the current lord Akihiro Matsumae who was making a tour of the southern part of the island which his clan controlled. Each fine brush and color illustration is prefaced with explanatory text. In the first scroll, we find a depiction of the mythological beginnings of Ezo, a tribal leader (with detailed descriptions of his clothes and language), his wife (describing her clothes and accessories), tattooed hand (how and why the Ainu do tattoos), ceremonial head wear, a necklace, a ceremonial tool, a sea otter, a group of Ainu leaders, a dance performed in front of the leaders, Ainu men and women drinking an alcoholic beverage, a native playing a long stringed instrument (with lyrics of the songs played), another drinking scene with three men clearly inebriated, a family (with extended comments on the polygamous structure of families), weapons (bows and arrows), and a scene of archery practice. The second scroll begins with a discussion of the medicinal value of the sea otter's liver. This is followed by a winter scene showing seven Ainu men preparing to launch their boats to hunt for sea otters, a government office where men are exchanging otters for rice and tobacco, an account of bear hunting with a depiction of a captured bear for the festivity of offering the bear to the gods, the sacrifice of the bear (I will not describe this but it is "special"), the scene of offering the dead bear to the gods, a banquet with Japanese visitors, Ainu houses, a religious house (exterior and interior views), religious rituals, Ainu games, "wishing a safe trip" to a group of hunters on a boat, etc. The beginning brocade endpapers of the scrolls are rather wormed but the illustrations and text are untouched. The backs of both scroll are flecked with mica.

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        Conversations-Lexicon oder encyclopädisches Handwörterbuch für gebildete Stände in sieben Bänden. Neue, zweckmäßig abgekürzte und mit vielen neuen Artikeln und Zusätzen vermehrte Ausgabe.

      Stuttgart Macklot-20 1818 - 7 Bde. + 4 Supplementbände./ 11 Bände komplett. 18,5 x 11 cm. Original marm. Halbledereinbände mit Rsch. u. marm. Buchschnitt. Etw. berieb. u. bestoß., ein Rücken unten leicht aufgepl. Innen Vorsätze teils und ein Titelblatt etw. gebräunt, sonst stellenweise etw. braunfleckig. Erster Band: A bis Caz./ Zweiter Band: Ce bis F./ Dritter Band: G bis J./ Vierter Band: K bis M./ Fünfter Band: R bis Q./ Sechster Band: R bis Staz./ Siebenter Band: Ste bis Z./ Supplementband: Erste Abtheilung A bis C./ Zweite Abtheilung F bis L./ Dritte Abtheilung M bis R./ Vierte Abtheilung S bis Z. Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr. Original marm. Halbledereinbände mit Rsch. u. marm. Buchschnitt. Etw. berieb. u. bestoß., ein Rücken unten leicht aufgepl.

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        The Laws of the Island of Antigua...vol. I[-III]

      London, 1818. Three volumes, quarto. [8], lxvii, 584; [4], xx, 636; [4], xxvii, 467pp. Library ink stamps and contemporary ownership inscription on titlepages. Light dampstaining, particularly to first leaves of second volume. Tape repair to p.301 in first volume. Twentieth century buckram, leather labelsThe laws of the island of Antigua from 1668 through 1817, also including the laws of the Leeward Islands from 1690 to 1798.Antigua, colonized by the British in the mid-17th century, served as a major sugar producer and hub for shipping in the West Indies. The laws include those governing titles to lands, numerous regulations on slaves, and duties on sugar and molasses produced on the island. The American Revolutionary War caused a significant disruption in the sugar trade, and British sentiment against slavery further served to shift the economy of the island in the late-18th century.These laws were originally issued as a two volume set in 1805, though the third volume followed in 1818 and is noted as Volume III on the titlepage, covering the period 1805-18. An important set of laws governing a major British sugar colony in the West Indies.

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        An Apology for the Book of Psalms, in Five Letters; addressed to the Friends of Union in the Church of God

      Ballston-Spa: Printed by U.F. Doubleday, 1818. 180 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full chestnut levant gilt, boards tooled in quadruple rule borders gilt, turn-ins elaborately gilt, t.e.g, others untrimmed, by The French Bindery (owned by Frank N. Doubleday). Fine. 180 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Early Doubleday Imprint, Bound by the French Bindery. With an inserted note from one C.A. Montgomery, 1900, conveying the book "found on a book-stall on Ann Street", to Frank N. Doubleday. The publisher is Ulysses Freeman Doubleday (1792-1866), publisher, newspaperman, U.S. Representative and bookseller. Shaw & Shoemaker 4464

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        Danmarks Krønike.

      1818 1818 - Fordansket ved Nik. Fred. Sev. Grundtvig. 3 bd. Kbhvn.: Bekostet af Krønikens Danske og Norske Venner, trykt i det Schultziske Officin 1818-22. Rent og velholdt eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i 3 smukke conforme samtidige helskindsbind med farvede titel- og tomefelter og guldtryk på ryggene samt guldborter på permer. Rygge smukt repareret. * Førsteudgaven af Grundtvigs fuldstændige oversættelse af Saxo, der blev udsendt af "Selskabet for de Nordiske Oldskrifters Udgivelse", hvis bestyrelse bestod af digteren Pram, juristen Treschow og Grundtvig selv. Bibl. Danica III, 10. Sibbernsen 159-65.

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        Rob Roy.

      Archibald Constable, 1818 - First edition. 8vo. Complete in 3 volumes. pp. 321; 324 & 348. First issue with overturned speech marks to last line of p.193 of vol. ii. Contemporary quarter calf using original publisher's blue grey boards Gilt lettering to spine between bands with decorative scroll ovals. Wear to extremities with no chipping. Some cracking to leather hinges - textblocks held firm. Pencil name & place neatly written on endpapers. Short tear to titlepage of vol ii. One signature working loose & slightly protruding but held by binders tie in vol i. All half titles present. A very good & complete set of the first edtion. Todd & Bowden 112Aa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Undersøgelse om det gamle Nordiske eller Islandske Sprogs Oprindelse.

      Et af det Kongelige Danske Videnskabers Selskab kronet Prisskrift. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal, Popp 1818. XII + 312 s. De første blade let bruneret ellers rent og velholdt eksemplar med rødt snit indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvet titelfelt og blindtrykte dekorationer på ryggen. Navn på inderside af forpermen. Rask var en sjælden udpræget sproglig begavelse. De nordiske sprog stod hele livet hans hjerte nærmest, og ligesom de, og særligt islandsk, stedse var det centrale i al hans forskning. Det er ham der har skabt den nordiske sprogvidenskab og grundlagt studiet af oldnordisk-islandsk.Study in the Origin of the old Nordic and Icelandic Language. Rask was one of the founders of the modern science of language and the first to study the ancient Nordic languages systematically. Bibl. Danica IV, 58. DBl(3), 11,646. Fiske 482.

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        The Material Creation: – being a compendious system of Universal Geography and Popular Astronomy. Volume I. devoted to Geography in six parts .

      H. & W.H. Mann, Dedham, Mass. 1818 - Binding: orig. calf. Printing: prelim. leaves on laid paper. Condition: Binding broken, water stained. Very rare New England geography. second volume never published. Preliminary leaves on laid paper. No example found on the internet. One example found at Covenant College. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Notes on a journey in America, from the coast of Virginia to the territory of Illinois: with proposals for the establishment of a colony of English accompanied by a map, illustrating the route.

      Thomas Larkin, Dublin 1818 - Americana; travel; 158 pages; 23.3cm; folded map; original paper boards, detached; buckrum tied folder with leather title on spine; printed from the last edition published in Philadelphia. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la Peéparation, la Conservation, la Désinfection des Substances Alimentaires, et sur la Construction des Fourneaux Economiques...

      Paris, Pichard libraire, Imprimerie de Chaignieau ainé, 1818, 8vo (cm. 11 x 19,5) legatura in mezza pelle coeva, pp. (2),VIII, 647 con 3 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Rara prima edizione di questo importante catalogo di alimenti e raccolta di ricette per soupes économiques. L'auore è particolarmente attento nel proporre all'attenzione di famiglie numerose le conoscenze igieniche e culinarie maturate in strutture istituzionali, affinché potessero utilizzare al meglio le loro limitate risorse. Affermando che una minestra è economica e al tempo stesso nutriente, gli autori propongono una grande varietà di ricette sia di prestigioso che di umile provenienza. Ad esempio, il brodo inventato dal Maresciallo Vauban per nutrire le truppe francesi è descritto insieme tra le altre, alle minestre create da Cadet - de - Vaux e Bouriat per nutrire i poveri di Parigi. Oberlé ritiene che la ricetta a stampa per la bouillabaisse sia apparsa per la prima volta in questo libro. Alla pagina 415 troviamo l'interessante - Procédé pour faire l'espèce de macaroni que les Italiens appellent tagliati - . La seconda parte del volume è invece dedicata a fari di tipi di forni. Bitting p. 164; Oberlé, Les Fastes de Bacchus et de Comus, n. 191.

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        SLOVNIK NAUCNY. Dil 1-11. (Komplett in 11 Bänden).

      4. 11 Bände, zusammen ca. 12500 Seiten, Halblederbände auf 4 Bünden, marmorierter Rundumschnitt und Schmuckvorsätze. - Besonders attraktives Exemplar der ersten Enzyklopädie in tschechischer Sprache. Rieger (1818-1903) war Publizist, Jurist und Politiker. Neben zahlreichen volkswirtschaftlichen Schriften gab er 1860 zusammen mit dem Buchhändler und Verleger Ignaz Leopold Kober die von Jakub Maly redigierte erste tschechische Nationalenzyklopädie heraus. Einbände geringfügig berieben. Papier stellenw. schwach stockfleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes und dekoratives Exemplar.

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        Arco di Augusto in Aosta - Veduta generale colle alpi

      Roma 1818 - veduta della città tratta dal "Gli Archi Trionfali Onorarii e Funebri degli Antichi Romani Sparsi per tutta Italia", rara opera del Rossini, pubblicata quale settima parte del grande corpus grafico dell’architetto ravennate sulle antichità romane, incentrata suglia archi trionfali e funerari eretti dagli imperatori romani. Incisione in rame, piccoli margini, in ottime condizioni. Rara. Dimensioni 365 455mm

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        Descrizione dell'Etna con la storia delle eruzioni e il catalogo dei prodotti

      1818 - XVI-256 pp, 5 tableaux Palermo, presso lorenzo dato, 1818, in-8, XVI-256 pp, 5 tableaux dépliants, cartonnage de l'époque, Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée, de la Storia generale dell'Etna, parue à l'origine en 1793. Description de l'Etna avec l'histoire des éruptions. Cinq planches représentant l'Etna, Etna Catania, les Faraglioni et l'île des Cyclopes, la Montagne Motta, la vue de Catane et de l'éruption de 1787, dans la nuit du 18 juillet. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Johnston-Lavis, p. 319. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Rowlandson, Thomas] The Adventures of Johnny Newcombe in the Navy

      London: Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1818. First edition. Full calf by Rivière, slipcase. 8 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches (13 x 21 cm); [2], 259, [1] pp., with 16 hand-colored plates by Thomas Rowlandson. Joints a little weak, generally a sound copy. Scarce Rowlandson title.

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        Rob Roy.

      First edition. 8vo. Complete in 3 volumes. pp. 321; 324 & 348. First issue with overturned speech marks to last line of p.193 of vol. ii. Contemporary quarter calf using original publisher's blue grey boards Gilt lettering to spine between bands with decorative scroll ovals. Wear to extremities with no chipping. Some cracking to leather hinges - textblocks held firm. Pencil name & place neatly written on endpapers. Short tear to titlepage of vol ii. One signature working loose & slightly protruding but held by binders tie in vol i. All half titles present. A very good & complete set of the first edtion.

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        A New and Accurate Map of North America from the best Authorities

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1818. Map. Engraving with original outline hand coloring. Images measures 14 x 15" This 1818 map of North America was published in the third and last edition of Carey's "General Atlas". Mapping the continent prior to the explorations of Lewis and Clark, it depicts several interesting features. Hopeful traces of the Northwest passage appear in the north with the appearance of the seas identified by Mackenzie and Hearne. As we move southward, the Columbia River extends eastward to almost meet the Missouri River. The Rockies end close to the Canadian border and another small cluster of mountains are shown near the Colorado River and Rio Grande. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the appearance of the Kingdom of Quivira south of the River of the West. Quivira is one of the lands associated with the Spanish legends of the Seven Cities of Gold. Florida is shows as part of Spanish possessions. Indian tribes such as the Apacheria, Pimas and Yama are identified. The map is in good condition with some wear along the centerfold. Minor foxing at places and offsetting. Some edge wear. Raised in a family of publishers and book sellers, Mathew Carey (1760--1839) became one of the most important figures of early American cartography. Carey was based in Philadelphia, where he owned a publishing firm and oversaw a cottage system of independent artists and craftsmen. His important "Atlas" was the first American-published atlas of the United States. Furthermore, the maps his firm produced represent some of the best quality and most informative depictions of the United States in the early period after it gained independence. This map is a wonderful example of his fine work.

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        Recherches expérimentales sur les chaux de construction, les bétons et les mortiers ordinaires

      1818 - (2), XII, 98pp, 25 tabl., Paris, Goujon, 1818, in-4, (2), XII, 98pp, 25 tabl, (4)pp, 3 pl, dos lisse avec pièce de titre rouge (rel. mod.), Illustré de trois planches de figures en fin de volume. PREMIERE EDITION sur grand papier du premier ouvrage de Louis Joseph Vicat, ingénieur en chef et directeur des Ponts et Chaussées et surtout inventeur du ciment artificiel. Sa réalisation du pont de Souillac en 1811 l'avait incité à étudier les propriétés de la chaux. Le présent ouvrage est le résultat de ces recherches sur le mortier, le béton et le ciment comme matériaux de construction et en particulier sur le bétonnage dans les fondations des ponts. Dans la première partie,Vicat analyse les diverses sortes de chaux, dans la seconde il traite du mortier hydraulique et dans la dernière du mortier ordinaire. Ce texte novateur reçut un rapport élogieux de l'Académie des Sciences signé par Prony, Gay-Lussac et Girard. Est relié avec cet ouvrage remarquable : une lettre manuscrite de Octave Prost, de l'école polytechnique envoyée à Monsieur d' Artois, capitaine de génie, le 12 juin 1818, à propos de l'ouvrage de M. Vicat et des recherches sur les chaux de construction et dans laquelle, il est précisé l'approbation complète de M. Gay-Lussac alors professeur de chimie à l'école Polytechnique (qu'Octave Prost avait consulté le matin même). Rares rousseurs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      EX MONISTERO DI MONTOLIVETO, 1818. ITALIANO 0,18 Rapporti su l'uso medicinale delle acque minerali del Tempio Di Serapide, letti al Real Istituto d'incoraggiamento alle scienze naturali di Napoli, pagine, con fioritura, alcune gore e tracce di umidità, tagli non rifilati, orecchie agli angoli, coperta morbida ingiallita, con fioritura, tracce di umidità e strappi USATO

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        Ansichten von Frankfurt am Main und seiner Umgegend.

      Frankfurt am Main, Gebr. Wilmans (gedruckt bei Carl Ludwig Brede in Offenbach), 1818. - Small folio (224 x 284 mm). 2 vols. (12), 376 pp. (8), 283, (1) pp. With 2 engraved title pages, 25 engraved plates (mostly after Radl), and 1 folding population table. Without the folding map of Frankfurt. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt to spine and covers with gilt spine label; leading edges gilt, gilt inner dentelle around silk endpapers; all edges gilt. First edition of this historical and topographical description of Frankfurt and numerous towns in the Pre-Taunus aera. A unique luxury copy on wove paper, very wide-margined and in a magnificent contemporary morocco binding. The flyleaf of the first volume bears an autograph inscription by the famous Frankfurt bookseller Hermann Joseph Baer (1811-81) to the Frankfurt-born educator Carl Bernhard Greiss in Wiesbaden (1809-73): "Seinem Freunde Dr. C. B. Greiss / Frankfurt a. M., den 13. März 1864 / Hermann Joseph Baer". - Bindings slightly rubbed; insinificant bumping to lower spine-ends. Some foxing to interior, with some waterstaining to the first leaves of the second volume, otherwise a very appealingly preserved luxury copy of the finest collection of views of Frankfurt published in its time. Brunet III, 669 (VI, 26661). Kayser I, 78. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Account of a Voyage of Discovery

      In half calf over contemporary blue marbled boards, some blind tooling, corners repaired, edges bumped. Spine relaid, gilt tooling, gilt titles to calf label. Internally, half title, frontis, [7], (viii-xv), [1], [1], 2-222 pp, 8 pls (coloured), 5 maps (2 large pull outs), 1 line plate, [5], (vi-cxxx) appendix, (40) Loo-Choo Language, (16), comparisons, all maps & plates as called for, printed by T Davison, Lombard Street, Whitefriars, London, plates & maps dated 1818, leaves watermarked 1817. Inner hinges strengthened, modern feps, some offsetting to verso of col plates, faint edge browning. The Appendix contains, charts, table of observations, meteorological journal, abstract of the Lyra's voyage, and a geological memorandum. 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. Folio, 211*267 mm. Title continues: 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. 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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        Wjdenske polittycské nowiny. S neywysssjm cýsarským krákowským powolenjm. 1817, cjsk. 1 - 62, bis 1818, cjsk. 1 - 8.

      w Wjdni [Wien], -, 1817 - 1818. - Pag. [Doppelbll. pro Nr.] OHeft. In tschechischer Sprache. Vgl. ZDB-463440-8. - Gefaltet, angestaubt, ein Titelblatt fleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cours Elémentaire de Code Civil, ou Exposé méthodique des dispositions du Code Civil pour en faciliter l'Intelligence (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, et mise dans un nouvel ordre, 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane racinée, Blaise Jeune, Paris, 1818, 2 ff., iv-595 pp. ; 1 f., 746 pp. Cette seconde édition reprend les "Notions élémentaires du nouveau Droit Civil" publiées en 1803, 184 et 1805, remises en ordre et refondues par Poncelet, Avocat à la Cour royale et élève de Pigeau. Les ouvrages de Pigeau sont devenus rares. Complet. Etat satisfaisant (rel. frottées, avec mq. en coiffes, qq. petites mouill.) Français

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        Die Geschichte der Assassinen, aus morgenländischen Quellen.

      Stuttgart u. Tübingen, Cotta, 1818. - 8°. VIII, 341 SS., 1 Bl. Marmoriertes Leder d. Zt. Mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Vorsätzen Goed. VII, 762, 47; vgl. Blackmer 787. Erste Ausgabe der ersten historisch fundierten Monographie über den berühmt berüchtigten muslimischen Orden, der als eine Art Vorform moderner Selbstmordattentäter religiös-politisch motivierte Morde ausführte. Angehörige der Sekte überfielen oft in aller Öffentlichkeit ihre Opfer mit einem Dolch und nahmen dabei in Kauf, dass sie nach vollbrachter Tat kaum fliehen bzw. lebendig davonkommen würden. Hammer-Purgstall wertet für seine Monographie nicht nur westliche Überlieferungen, sondern auch arabische, türkische und persische Quellen aus. "- Nur gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig, überwiegend sauber, wenig berieben. Titel mit kleinem altem Wappen-Stempel einer Adelsbibliothek. Bemerkenswert schönes Exemplar in sehr dekorativem Einband. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Remonstrance Against the Testimony and Application of Mary Dyer,

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

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        Das Eiserne Thor in Gratz Demotirt [sic] im Winter 1859-60.

      Signierte Orig.-Fotografie (26,5 x 26,3 cm) unter Passepartout (38,5 x 38,5 cm). Äußerst seltene und frühe Fotografie des Grazer Fotografen Carl Sanonner (1818 - um 1862). - [...] wirkte als Bildhauer, Daguerreotypist und Fotograf in Graz, stellt in den 1850er Jahren Porträts und Salzpapierabzüge her [...] (Timm Starl: Lexikon der Fotografie in Österreich 1839-1945, S. 415). - Links unten vom Fotografen eigenh. in Bleistift signiert (C. Sanon[n]er Gratz und unten in der Mitte von alter Hand eigenh. in Tinte bezeichnet. - Die Fotografie etw. verblasst, fleckig u. geknittert. Untere Hälfte mit einer durchg. Knickspur. -

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        The life and adventures of an eccentric traveller.

      8vo, (4) + iv + 105 + (1)pp, two whole-page woodcut plates and six smaller woodcuts in the text, original boards, rebacked, entirely uncut. A very good copy.Publisher: York: printed for the author, by M. W. Carrall,Year: 1818Edition: First edition.

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        Undersøgelse om det gamle Nordiske eller Islandske Sprogs Oprindelse.

      1818 1818 - Et af det Kongelige Danske Videnskabers Selskab kronet Prisskrift. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal, Popp 1818. XII + 312 s. De første blade let bruneret ellers rent og velholdt eksemplar med rødt snit indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvet titelfelt og blindtrykte dekorationer på ryggen. Navn på inderside af forpermen. * Rask var en sjælden udpræget sproglig begavelse. De nordiske sprog stod hele livet hans hjerte nærmest, og ligesom de, og særligt islandsk, stedse var det centrale i al hans forskning. Det er ham der har skabt den nordiske sprogvidenskab og grundlagt studiet af oldnordisk-islandsk.Study in the Origin of the old Nordic and Icelandic Language. Rask was one of the founders of the modern science of language and the first to study the ancient Nordic languages systematically. Bibl. Danica IV, 58. DBl(3), 11,646. Fiske 482.

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        Théorie du paysage ou considérations générales sur les beautés de la nature que l'art peut imiter, et sur les moyens qu'il doit employer pour réussir dans cette imitation

      first edition printed in small number."Bradel" binding vellum way, smooth spine piece of brown shagreen having snags light without gravity, marbled paper boards, orange head, bookplate pasted leading a contreplat signed binding Jarrigeon.A Length restoration of 197-198 pages.Rare copy and pleasant. Lenormant Paris 1818 13,5x20,5cm relié

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        A Prisoner and Private of a Convict Army Regiment Sent to Australia Penal Colony

      Port of Spain, Trinidad, 3-8 September 1818. Manuscript Court Martial proceedings which took place at the Orange Grove Barracks, for the trial and sentencing of Private Thomas Smith for deserting his regiment, and, after being apprehended, escaping imprisonment. Folio. 7 pages of text on two double leafs, laid watermarked paper made by Molineux Johnston in 1813, measuring approximately 32 x 20 cm. Signed in the original by three significant parties involved in the trial, including Governor of Barbados, Lord Combermere. A rare and fascinating primary source account of an Australian penal colony convict. Private Thomas Smith, alias John Jackson (1791-1866), was a convict assigned to Captain Thomas H. Baylis' Company of the Royal York Rangers in 1816. [The Royal York Rangers was formed in 1807 from condemned men, mostly British and Irish prisoners desperate to escape hanging, and also with drafts from the Royal African Corps. Despite this eclectic grouping, it was an extremely effective regiment.] At the risk of receiving lashes and extended sentencing, Smith dared to abandon his imposed commitment of penance and army duty, and fleed the regiment. According to this court document, dated 3 September 1818, he was captured near Arima, Trinidad, in July, having been quartered at Saint Joseph with the regiment, until his desertion. He was tried in Trinidad. The hearing addressed three charges against him, first for desertion from the regiment, also for the crime of leaving with 'Regimental Necessaries', and, after being apprehended, for subsequently escaping from prison captivity. He was found 'Guilty' on all three counts and sentenced as "Felon for Life" to be transported to an un unnamed location. The jury consisted of 14 men of various military regiments. The document further reveals that he had joined the regiment in England in on 14 December 1816. As mentioned in the introduction to the proceeding, the warrant for Smith's arrest and conviction, was issued by the Governor of Barbados himself Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere GCB GCH KSI PC (1773-1865), who held the post from 1817 to 1820. Governor Combermere also signed the document in his hand. The present document appears to be the earliest record of this felon. Following this hearing and conviction, he must have been successfully held until he was transported to a penal colony in Australia one year later. Docketing inscriptions to verso of the second leaf indicate that these papers were sent to the Commander In Chief on 27 January 1819. [According to historical naval records and colonial secretary's correspondence, Smith would arrive at Sydney, then a penal colony, on the ship 'Malabar' along with 169 other exiles on 30 October 1819 and from there was sent to Emu Plains. Commanded by Captain William Ascough, the ship safely delivered 170 male prisoners, 32 soldiers including the guard, 9 women and 6 children. The prisoners were landed in good health and with their rations on 5 November. They were immediately distributed to Parramatta, Windsor, Liverpool and Emu Plains. In the years to follow, Smith was charged with theft and disorderly conduct, worked as part of an iron gang from which he also escaped on several occasions, was sent to Port Macquarie to work for the government, then to Norfolk Island, was transferred to Cockatoo Island, and died in 1857 at age 66 after living an active life as a felon and convict.] Smith must have embarked on the Malabar in Trinidad, as he was already stationed on the island as early as July 1818 after deserting his convict regiment. Though detailed information is limited, and ship registers are scant, Smith evidently left England sometime between 14 December 1816 when he joined the Royal York Rangers and early 1818 when he was posted in Trinidad. Three notable individuals involved in this case have signed the last page of this document in the original: The Governor of Barbados from 1817 to 1820, Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere GCB GCH KSI PC (1773-1865), a British diplomat, politician, and Army officer who commanded a cavalry brigade in Sir Arthur Wellesley's Army before being given overall command of the cavalry in the latter stages of the Peninsular War. Lieutenant Colonel William Smelt, from the 103d Foot, who was the President for this trial. [Possible descendant of Leonard Smelt of Kirkby Fleetham, Yorkshire, who was the Receiver General of casual revenue, Barbados, from 1745 until his death in 1755.] Lieutenant and Adjutant William Firebrace, whose role was Deputy Judge Advocate in this trial. [He obtained the rank of Major in 1836, retired in 1841, and died on the Isle of Wight in 1856] Following are som excerpts from the document: "Proceedings of a General Court Martial held by Virtue of a Warrant bearing date Head Quarters Barbados 30th July 1818, from his Excellency the Right Honorable Lord Combermere G.C.B. [Governor General Barbados], Commander of His Majesty's Forces in the Windward and Leeward Islands - " "Trinidad, Orange Grove Barracks, 3rd September 1818." "Prisoner Private Thomas Smith alias John Jackson... was called into Court... was then asked if he had any objection to the President or any Members... he had not... the charges preferred against him as follows..." "For deserting from his Regiment on or about the 12th July last, and not returning until apprehended and brought back a Prisoner by a Party of Indians or Spaniards on or about the 14th July following." "For having when he Deserted taken with him all his Regimental Necessaries." "For making his Escape when a Prisoner, and again Deserting on or about the 15th July following, and not returning until apprehended by a Party of the Regiment on or about the 28th August following." "To which the Prisoner pleaded Not Guilty...""The Court... proceeded to examine the Evidences...." "... on the Morning of 12th July [1818], two of the Prisoner's Messmates informed him [Captain Thomas Bayliss] that the Prisoner had deserted...""Manuel Pena an Indian resident in the Island being solemnly sworn thro' an Interpreter... answers the following questions... Where did you apprehend him? In the Cocoa Market of Mr. Strickland's Plantation near Arima" How far is this from Port of Spain? About six hours walk. "Serjeant Andrew Honan... deposes as follows... Do you know if he had any Necessaries? I know he had, as I have seen them Inspected.""George Lemon a Discharged Soldier from the Royal York Rangers being called into court... Was the Prisoner under your charge as a Prisoner? He was.... At 1/2 past 7 Oclock in the evening I locked up the Prisoner as well as the rest... but at 5 Oclock next morning when I went to the place where the Prisoners were confined, I found that the Prisoner had effected his escape by digging under the door of his cell and had by that means got out." "Private Michael Dunn... Were you on the Gaol Guard on the 15th July last? I was." "Private Anthony Jones... Were you one of a Party who apprehended the Prisoner on or about the 28th August last? I was... I found him in a Liquor store in the Town..." "Serjeant William Godman... Did you ever see the Prisoner previous to this... from England with the last Draft of Recruits? I did... He [Thomas Smith] joined the Regiment with me on 14th December 1816..." "The Prisoner declines making any defences and throws himself on the mercy of the Court." "The Court having thus found the Prisoner Guilty of the whole of the Charges exhibited against him... Prisoner Private Thomas Smith alias John Jackson... Royal York Rangers, to be Transported as a Felon for Life" Signed "Wm Smelt, Lt. Colonel R. York Rangers, President" Signed "Approved. Combermere SC., Commr. of the Forces." Signed "Will. Firebrace,... 8 September 1818" End Excerpts.

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