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        ARGUMENT IN THE DARTMOUTH COLLEGE CASE, BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ON MARCH 10, 1818] "THE GENERAL QUESTION IS, WHETHER THE ACTS OF THE 27TH OF JUNE, AND OF THE 18TH AND 26TH OF DECEMBER, 1816, ARE VALID AND BINDING ON THE RIGHTS OF THE PLAINTIFFS, WITHOUT THEIR ACCEPTANCE OR ASSENT."

      [np: 1818 - 43, [1 blank] pp. Stitched. Lightly dusted and spotted, Very Good. Housed in a folding cloth box with printed paper label. This scarce printing of Daniel Webster's argument, in one of America's most significant and influential constitutional cases, was issued without imprint. Conflict between President Wheelock and its Federalist Trustees had torn Dartmouth College apart. The Trustees removed Wheelock and appointed a replacement. "Inevitably the issue between the president and the trustees entered into the state's fiercely partisan politics" [Peterson, The Great Triumvirate 88-92]. Thus in 1816 New Hampshire's Republican legislature, which viewed the college as "the citadel of a haughty aristocracy," abolished Dartmouth's 1769 Charter and turned it into a State University. Litigation resulted: the New Hampshire Superior Court ruled against Dartmouth, and Dartmouth appealed to the Supreme Court. Webster's argument demonstrated that the State's revocation of Dartmouth's Charter unconstitutionally impaired the obligations of Dartmouth's contract. The case "established Webster's eminence before the court" [Id.] Webster asserted that the case "affects not this college only, but every college, and all the literary institutions of this country. They have flourished, hitherto, and have become in a high degree respectable and useful to the community. They have all a common principle of existence, the inviolability of their charters. It will be a dangerous, a most dangerous experiment, to hold these institutions subject to the rise and fall of popular parties, and the fluctuations of political opinions."II Harv. Law Rev. 1058. AI 46739 [2]. OCLC locates six copies under two accession numbers [as of July 2016]. Not in Marke, Cohen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de las monedas labradas en el principado de Cataluña con instrumentos justificativos - Tomo I

      D. Antonio Brusi. 1818 - Imprenta de D. Antonio Brusi Impresor de Cámara de S. M., Barcelona, 1818. Old full leather. Estado de conservación: Good copy. NUMISMATICA ESPAÑOLA ILUSTRADA – dos volumenes encuadernados en un tomo; folio menor; encuadernación original en plena pasta española; 7 grabados plegados. Uno de los pocos tratados sobre numismática histórica española, más específicamente Catalana, magníficamente impreso, con la reproducción de todas las monedas y sus leyendas; una de las láminas representa la generalogía de los Condes de Barcelona. "Illustrated Spanish numismatics". 2 vols. bound in 1; small folio; original binding in full Spanish calf; 7 folding plates. One of the few treatises on Spanish historical numismatics, specifically Catalan; magnificently printed, with reproductions of all of the coins and their legends; one of the plates presents the genealogy of the Counts of Barcelona. varias pp páginas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Monde Maritime ou Tablèau géographique et historique de l'Archipel d'Orient, de la Polynésie, et del' Australie. Contenant la description de toutes les îles du Grand-Océan et du continent de la Nouvelle-Hollande ; l'histoire des peuples qui les habitent ; l'exposition de leurs croyances, de leurs gouvernements, de leur agriculture, de leurs arts, de leur industrie, de leur commerce ; la peinture de leurs caractères, de leurs usages, de leurs moeurs, de leurs costumes. Avec des vocabulaires comparés de leurs différents dialectes. Par Mr. W......R.

      Paris, chez Nepveu, Libraire, 1818. Cuatro volúmenes en en 12vo. (13 x 8 cms); XLIV pp., 170 pp. mas 2 hojas, 251 pp. mas 2 hojas, 214 pp. mas 2hojas, 234 pp. Com 38 bellísimas láminas coloreadas de época, siete de ellas plegadas, incluído un mapa. Las láminas muestran trajes, vistas de poblaciones, instrumentos musicales, etc. Cintas de lectura en cada volúmen. Ejemplar limpio y con las láminas en excelente estado. Encuadernación de época, en piel habana, con ruedas doradas en planos y contraplanos, lomera ornada, tejuelos y cortes dorados.

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        Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin

      - London- Henry Colburn, 1818 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. The memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, edited by his grandson William Temple Franklin. A lovely set in a very nice binding. All volumes are the third edition. Complete in six volumes. Scarce to have the complete set in a uniform edition. Collated:Complete. Illustrated throughout withnine plates, including five folding. In an attractive binding by White of Pall Mall. Comprising the privatecorrespondence and public negotiations of Dr. Franklin and his select political, philosophical and miscellaneous works published from his original manuscripts. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a renowned polymath, author, scientist and politician. He was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics, particularly for his discoveries relating to electricity. Condition: In attractive full morocco bindings with gilt detailing and contrasting red spine labels. Bound by White of Pall Mall. Externally, very smart with some light rubbing to all volumes, heavier to raised bands of the spine. Bookplate of J T Williamson to front pastedown of each volume. Front hinge to volume I strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with some light scattered spotting throughout. Occasional offsetting from plates to text. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        22 mémoires, mis en recueil par HENRI SUREAU DE SERNAMONT : mémoires et extraits

      1818 - pagination multiple Paris, Imprimerie de Madame Huzard, 1818-1860, in-8, pagination multiple, demi toile maroquinée bleu marine postérieure, dos lisse, Important recueil de rares extraits de travaux de minéralogie, cristallographie et pétrographie, rassemblés par Henri Hureau de Senarmont (1808-1862), qui fut à partir de 1854 l'éditeur des Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Ses travaux ont porté sur la conductibilité des cristaux, sur les rayons polarisés elliptiquement et sur la réflexion métallique. L'ouvrage ouvre sur une table manuscrite par lui-même ; en atteste la mention, en pied « cette table est de la main de Sernamont ». L'auteur de cette annotation est le chimiste et minéralogiste Charles FRIEDEL (1832 1899), qui a apposé sont ex-libris manuscrit en tête de ladite table. Recueil d'intérêt majeur et de belle provenance. Il comprend les pièces suivantes : - 4 pièces de René Just HAÜY (1743-1822), fondateur, avec Jean-Baptiste Romé de L'Isle, de la cristallographie géométrique, dont une avec ENVOI DE L'AUTEUR : Observations sur la mesure des angles des cristaux. Paris, Imprimerie de Madame Huzard, Août 1818, 34 pp, 1 planche dépliante représentant la mesure des angles des cristaux gravée par Rousseau. Extrait des Annales des Mines. Première édition. Poggendorff I-1039. Mémoire sur la pyroxène analogique. Paris, Imprimerie de Madame Huzard, Janvier 1820, in-8, 24 pp. ; 1 planche représentant le pyroxène analogique. Extrait des Annales des Mines. Première édition. Poggendorff I-1039. Sur la condrodite. Paris, Extrait des annales des Mines, 1820, in-8, 4 pp. Première édition. Avec une correction manuscrite de la main de l'auteur et un envoi manuscrit de l'auteur : "A Monsieur Cordier, Hommage de l'auteur". Louis Cordier (1777-1861) fut l'élève de Haüy qui lui vouait une sincère amitié et l'encourageait dans ses recherches. Il est le créateur de la Galerie de géologie du Museum et le fondateur de la minéralogie microscopique. Poggendorff I-1039. Mémoire sur la structure des cristaux de mercure sulfuré. Paris, Extrait des Annales de Chimie et Physique, Imprimerie de Feugueray, [1818], 11-[1] pp, 1pl. dépliante représentant les cristaux de mercure sulfuré. Première édition. Avec un envoi manuscrit de l'auteur :"A Monsieur Cordier, Hommage de l'estime et de l'attachement de l'auteur." Poggendorff I-1039. - 1 pièce d'Achile DELESSE (1817-1881), professeur à l'École des Mines, maître de conférences à l'École Normale supérieure, membre de la Société nationale d'Agriculture, président de la Société géologique de France et de la Commission centrale de la Société de géographie, et inspecteur général des Mines : Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1851. Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines, 5e série, tome III, in-8, 90 pp, 1 pl. dépliante en noir, gravée par Lemaitre. Ces extraits proviennent en grande partie du Jahresbericht de MM. Liebig et Kopp, qui est publié avec la collaboration de MM. Ettling et Dieffenbach pour la partie minéralogique. - 4 pièces de Henri de SERNAMONT : Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1852. Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines, tome IV, 1853, in-8, 13-[1] pp, 1pl. dépliante représentant notamment le plan de la concession d'Orignac. Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1855-1856. [Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines], c. 1857, in-8, 18pp. Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1856-1857. [Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines], c. 1858, in-8, 28 pp. Extraits de Minéralogie. Travaux de 1860. [Paris, Extrait des Annales des mines], Tome XIX,1861, in-8, 11-[1] pp. - 1 pièce de Quintino SELLA (1827-1884) : Quadro delle forme cristalline dell' argento rosso, del quarzo e del calcare. Torino, Tipografia paravia e compagnia, 1856, in-8, 74-[4] pp. Extrait du mémoire "Forme cristalline dell'Argento rosso" lu à l'Academia delle Scienze di Torino, le 10 février 1856. Première édition. Texte en italien. Poggendorff II-899. - 6 pièces de H. DAUBER : Dauber (mort en 1861) fut le premier à décrire l'uranopilite en 1854 ; il [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iro no chigusa [trans.: Color Combinations]

      355 color samples. 26 leaves. Large 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, orig. block printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. Kyoto: Zeniya Soshiro, 1818. First edition of this handsome book of color samples - 355 in all - for kimono. Tanaka (1767-1823), was a late Edo artist specializing in paintings and screens and was also a designer of highly decorated kimono. He studied in the Kano and Tosa schools of art. This work is concerned with the different colors available to dyers and designers of kimono used for court appearances. The first three pages depict 18 basic hues of red and purple. Subsequent pages show many color combinations suitable for luxurious kimono. Considerations of colors for the outer kimono and inner layers are depicted as well. Each combination has a name, taken from various flowers, blossoms, and other plants. Final four leaves with minor worming.

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        IL MUSEO PIO CLEMENTINO ILLUSTRATO E DESCRITTO.

      Bettoni, 1818. (Codice AN/2992) Opera completa, sette volumi in 8° (21,7x14,2 cm) LXVIII-2.022 pp. complessive. Seconda edizione della splendida opera dedicata al museo romano Pio-Clementino (dai nomi dei papi Clemente XIV e Pio VI), il complesso più grande dei Musei Vaticani. Descrive le importanti collezioni di epoca greca e romana ivi conservate, illustrate con 506 belle incisioni su rame, molte ripiegate, e 2 ritratti fuori testo nel primo volume (l'autore e il papa Pio VI). Cfr. Graesse, VII/370; Gamba 2687; Brunet, V/1313. Lievi ingialliture. Eleganti legature dell'epoca in mezza pelle verde, titolo oro ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati, margini colorati a spruzzo. Ottima conservazione. Euro 1400.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Les bains de Saint-Gervais (St.-Gervais), près du Mont-Blanc (en Savoie). Relié à la suite: 2) Voullonne, M., Mémoire sur la médecine expectante, Avignon 1776, 248 p. 3) Falletti, F.D.A., Mémoire ou observations pratiques sur les rhumatismes, la sciatique et la paralysie, Paris 1831, faux-titre (signé par l'auteur) + titre + 88 p. 4) Bonvin, C. J., Essai sur les eaux thermales de Loëche, Genève 1834, 104 p. avec une planche lithographiée (vue de Loëche les Bains et passage de la Gemmi).

      Paris et Genève, J.J. Paschoud, 1818, - in-8vo, XIV + 1 f. (table des mat.) + 240 p. avec 1 planche dépliante gravée (vue de l'établissement thermal gravée par Matthey d?après J.-Ph Linck), reliure en demi-cuir de l?époque, avec fils dorés sur le dos et le titre: 'Mémoires', tranches jaunes, bon état. L'auteur, André Matthey était médecin à Genève. La première partie est topographique avec l'itinéraire de Genève, les sites, l'histoire naturelle, l'eau, l'air et le régime des bains, il fait suivre une seconde partie sur les propriétés médicinales des eaux avec toutes les maladies traitables.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2865 (Matthey).

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        [GROUP OF THIRTY PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF ALEXANDRE SABÈS PÉTION, FIRST PRESIDENT OF HAITI, OF WHICH TWENTY-EIGHT SIGNED BY PÉTION]

      Haiti, 1818. Thirty documents, mostly letter size or smaller. Chips and tears causing some loss, one document extensively repaired with tape. Moderate to heavy worming in places, sometimes affecting text and one signature. Scattered moderate to heavy dampstaining and occasional foxing. Browning, sometimes heavy. Overall good. Thirty very rare documents related to the early Haitian Republic and the administration of its first president, Alexandre Sabès Pétion, dating from 1810 to 1818, shortly before his death. Pétion was a vital military figure in the Haitian Revolution, and held power as president from 1807 until his death in 1818. Twenty-eight of the documents are orders, the vast majority of which are printed on his sometimes intricate official letterhead, several with woodcut illustration. This collection also includes another small document, an 1814 payment requisition, signed by Jean-Pierre Boyer, Pétion's successor, and a printed, illustrated broadside of Senate decree charging the finance minister with the continuance of his duties in the coming year. Most of the orders signed by Pétion are financial in nature, and are addressed to the Minister of Finance or the Treasurer. They order the payment of individuals and authorize purchases, many of which relate to military matters. Other documents order the delivery of letters or documents to various government bureaucrats and in one case seeks to delivery of citizenship papers to a Catherine Semaine. One lengthier letter discusses the obligation of the state to pay the personal debts of a fallen general in order to relieve the burden on his widow. Manuscript documents signed by Pétion are quite rare on the market. The only letter to appear at auction in the past fifty years, written before his presidency in 1802 while commanding Haitian forces, sold for €780 in 2011. When it was a French colony San Domingue had a vibrant print culture which produced some of the nicest printing done in the colonial Americas in the 18th century. All of this was swept away by the French and then Haitian Revolutions, and only crude productions appeared, from a single press controlled by the government, in this period. Any printing from this era is of the greatest rarity; this is the most extensive collection we have seen or handled.

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        Les Fleurs - Poeme En Quatre Chants

      Paris: A. Bertrand, 1818. Bound in original calf, stamped in gold. 204 pages illustrations (some color), Music. Front end paper missing. Some minor staining. A scarce (only 10 copies on OCLC) book of verse interspersed with illustrations. All edges gilt. A few fold-out charts, most illustrations are protected by tissue guards. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Al gioco cinese chiamato il rompicapo. Appendice di figure reappresentanti l'alfaeto, le nove cifre dei numeri arabie, domini, bestie, case case, cocchi, barche, urne, vasi, ed altri suppellettili domestichi. . .

      Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi, Milan 1818 - With 133 hand-colored figures on 12 engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers with the original printed wrappers pasted onto both covers (title, etc., on front and publisher's advertisements on back). First edition of an ancient work; the invention of this puzzle is unrecorded in history. Literally translated as "seven boards of skill," the tangram is a dissection puzzle with seven pieces (five different sized triangles, a square and a rhomboid) in which players recombine the pieces to form various shapes such as animals, letters, numbers, and other objects. Little is known about the origin of the tangram, inasmuch as the earliest known book was only published the prior year in Europe. The tangram was said to be invented in China over one thousand years ago, then carried to the west by nineteenth-century traders. Archimedes apparently designed a tangram-like puzzle called Loculus Archimedes in the third century BC. Early Chinese mathematicians manipulated geometric shapes in their problem solving. The game helped train memory and logic. It boosts shape recognition, problem solving, and pattern design skills. It is noted that the Pythagorean theorem was discovered in the Orient with help of tangram pieces. It is a new take on the classic memory game with proven results. The tangram has also been referred to as the earliest psychological test in the world.Giraud (1776-1834), a member of a banking dynasty in Rome of French origin, was a comedian and author of comic operas and plays. He became director-general of Italian theaters in 1809. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Considérations sur les principaux événemens de la Révolution Françoise, ouvrage posthume publié par M. Le duc de Broglie et M. Le baron de Staël

      Paris, Delaunay, Bossange et Masson 1818 - 3 vol. In-8 (20,9 X 13,5 cm), X ff.+ 440 pp.- 2 ff.+ 424 pp. - 2 ff.+ 395 pp.+ errata des 3 volumes + catalogue des livres nouveaux chez Delaunay sur 4 ff. Reliure pleine basane racinée Havane, dos lisse finement orné, pièces de titre maroquin rouge et de tomaison maroquin citron avec chiffre sur pastille maroquin vert, filet or sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale de cet important ouvrage. Bel exemplaire. Ex-libris de Comte avec la devise "SEMPER VIGILAT" (JOSSELIN, ROHAN-CHABOT, MORBIHAN) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Marmontel

      Paris: Verdière, 1818. Fine. Verdière, Paris 1818 -1819, 18 tomes en 18 Vol. in 8 (12,5x21cm), 18 volumes reliés. - New edition, illustrated with 38 full-page figures, including a frontispiece designed by Choquet and engraved by Leroux. The first collected edition appeared in 1777, incomplete. Romantic blond half glazed calf. Spine ribbed decorated with irons and rollers monastic kind irons alternating cold and hot. Marbled edges. Some corners bumped; back with traces of friction (concentrated in parts of title and volume number), some caps threadbare; lack in foot of the back of the first volume. Some spots. Nice set, very decorative, in the style of binders Cathedral Thouvenin. Details: Vol. I and 2; Memoirs; Vol. 3-6, Moral Tales; Vol. 7 Belisarius; Vol. 8 The Incas; Vol. 9 Theatre; Vol. 10 Mixtures; Vol. 11 Pharsalia; Vol. 12-15, elements of literature; Vol. 16, Grammar and logic; Vol. 17 Metaphysics and morality; Vol. 18, Regency of the Duke of Orleans. Beautiful edition, complete works of Marmontel off the press of Didot; a volume of posthumous works appeared in 1820. --- 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] Nouvelle édition, illustrée de 38 figures hors-texte, dont un frontispice, dessinés par Choquet et gravés par Leroux. Une première édition collective avait paru en 1777, incomplète. Reliures en demi veau blond glacé Romantique. Dos à nerfs orné de fers et roulettes de type monastique, alternant fers à froid et à chaud. Tranches marbrées. Certains coins émoussés ; dos comportant des traces de frottements (concentrées dans les pièces de titre et de tomaison), quelques coiffes élimées ; un manque en pied du dos du premier tome. Quelques rousseurs. Belle série, très décorative, dans le goût des reliures à la cathédrale de Thouvenin. Détails : Vol. I et 2; Mémoires ; Vol. 3 à 6, Contes moraux ; Vol. 7, Belisaire ; Vol. 8, Les incas ; Vol. 9, Théâtre ; Vol. 10, Mélanges ; Vol. 11, La pharsale ; Vol. 12 à 15, Eléments de littérature ; Vol. 16, Grammaire et logique ; Vol. 17, Métaphysique et morale ; Vol. 18, Régence du Duc d'Orléans. Belle édition, complète, des oeuvres de Marmontel, sortie des presses de Didot ; un volume d'oeuvres posthumes est paru en 1820.

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        [Autograph letter, signed, to Louis-Marie Bajot].Rochefort, 31 August 1818. Double-leaf (31.3 x 20 cm). In French. 2 pp. text.

      A letter by Admiral Baron Albin Reine Roussin, dated "Rochefort 21st of August 1818", to Louis-Marie Bajot (1775-1854), the inspector-general of the libraries of the Ministry of the French Navy and editor of the Annales maritimes & coloniales.Roussin discusses an article published in the Annales Maritimes (which had appeared earlier in the Moniteur of 13 October) that criticized his survey of the African coast from Senegal to Guinea, as well as the work of several of his predecessors and colleagues, including Labarthe's Voyage à la côte de Guinée, où Description des côtes d'Afrique. Roussin published the results of his surveys a year later as Mémoire sur la navigation aux côtes occidentales d'Afrique (Paris, 1819).In very good condition.

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        Narrative of My Captivity in Japan, During the Years 1811, 1812 & 1813; with Observations on the Country and the People. To Which Is Added an Account of Voyages to the Coasts of Japan, and of Negotiations with the Japanese, for the Release of the Author and his Companions. (Two Volumes)

      Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Two volume set. iv, 302 p.; [2], 348, [2] p. Recently rebound in half-leather, with marbled sides. New plain endpapers. Contents are complete, paper is toned and shows signs of use, with the occasional small stains in the margin. Title-page and preface leaf to volume one have been repaired at the edges.

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        Memoirs of the Duke of Marlborough,

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,, 1818-19. With his Original Correspondence: collected from the Family Records at Blenheim, and other Authentic Sources, illustrated with Portraits, Maps, and Military Plans. Three volumes, quarto (269 × 212 mm). Contemporary calf by A Milne of Forres, ink-stamps to front pastedowns, red lettering- and green numbering-pieces, flat spine, compartments formed by triple fillet rolls containing a quatrefoil tool gilt, edges marbled. Portrait frontispiece to each, 3 other portraits, and 4 further plates, 7 pages of facsimile manuscript, 15 maps, 9 folding with dispositions in colour, one of these with a situational overlay, one with a double overlay, one folding uncoloured, 3 full-page genealogical tables, 2 illustrations to the text. Half-titles bound in to volumes II and III. Slightly rubbed, a couple of small chips from labels, one map misfolded and standing proud at the fore-edge, light browning throughout, a little heavier to the maps and plates which have off-set to the text, but overall a very good set. First edition. Coxe was "the first biographer to use Marlborough's correspondence … the best early biography" (Bruce). This was a book that helped to establish Coxe's reputation as a historian, leading J.H. Plumb, the eminent historian of the eighteenth century "to bracket him with T. B. Macaulay and Dr Johnson as one of the fathers of modern biography" (ODNB). Marlborough seems effectively to have become one of the lost figures of British history, somewhat like James Wolfe, and similarly to the victor of Quebec, Marlborough's importance relates to his victory in a campaign which truly redefined the balance of world power. As his illustrious descendant Winston Churchill expatiated; "'There are few successful commanders,' says Creasy, 'on whom Fame has shone so unwillingly as upon John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough.' I believe this is true; and it is an interesting historical study to examine the causes which have made so great a contrast between the glory and importance of his deeds and the small regard of his countrymen for his memory … he never fought a battle that he did not win, nor besieged a fortress he did not take. Amid all the chances and baffling accidents of war he produced victory with almost mechanical certainty… he never rode off any field except as victor. He quitted war invincible". Bookplates of the Cullen House Library of the countess of Seaforth to the front pastedowns, inked inscriptions to the title pages of each. The binder Alexander Milne "died on 22 February 1849 in his 70th year. Mr Milne belonged to a family of Milne, in the parish of Urquhart … Mr Milne went to Forres about 1798 as master of the Grammar School. He subsequently started as a bookseller. I have not been able to find out when he made the transition from dominie to bookbinder, but one of his bookbindings in the National Library of Scotland has a donor's inscription of 1814, so it must have been before that date" (NLS Scottish Book Trade Index). A well-provenanced, wide-margined copy in an unsophisticated - in both possible senses - Scottish binding.

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        Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, along the Coast of Corea, to the Island of Lewchew; with an Account of her subsequent Shipwreck

      London: John Murray, 1818. Light water-stain in lower margins, two leaves stained, yet very good overall.. Octavo, with a portrait frontispiece and five coloured aquatints, early owner's name to title-page; half calf with spine renewed retaining original papered boards. Second and best edition: the Alceste brought Lord Amherst to China to serve as ambassador, and specifically to negotiate the China trade, at the time a matter of dispute between China and Great Britain. M'Leod, who was surgeon on the ship, describes the voyage out, the various calls in the East Indies including touching at Batavia, surveying off Korea, the visit to Okinawa, another to Manila, and the shipwreck off the coast of Sumatra and subsequent rescue from Malay pirates. A brief but interesting interview with Napoleon at St. Helena is also included in the narrative.This was one of the most popular travel books of its time, portraying the Far East to a much wider audience than had been reached by earlier accounts. The idyllic descriptions of Lewchew undoubtedly appealed to the romantic sensibilities of the era. Indeed, buoyed by its success, M'Leod published another work recounting his time as a slaver, A Voyage to Africa, with some Account of the Manners and Customs of the Dahomian People.

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        Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, along the Coast of Corea to the island of Lewchew; with an account of her subsequent shipwreck

      London, 1818. Rebacked, good.. Octavo, frontispiece and coloured aquatint plates; in contemporary speckled calf. Second and best edition, with numerous additions and alterations, of this famous account of the voyage of the Alceste which brought Lord Amherst to China to serve as ambassador, and specifically to negotiate the China trade, at the time a matter of dispute between China and Great Britain. McLeod, who was surgeon on the ship, describes the voyage out, the various calls in the East Indies, surveying off Korea, the visit to Okinawa, another to Manila, and the shipwreck off the coast of Sumatra and subsequent rescue from Malay pirates. This was one of the most popular travel books of its time, portraying the Far East to a much wider audience than had been reached by earlier accounts.

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

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

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        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.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVES OF THE TONGA ISLANDS,

      - in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands. In two volumes. Pp. lvi+444+[iv]+344+[150](the grammar and vocabularies), engraved frontispiece and folding map Volume 1; nineteenth century green half calf, the spines with gilt lettered red & maroon title and volume labels, marbled papered boards, lightly rubbed, corners lightly worn, spines slightly discoloured and faded, with a few small surface chips and grazes; t.e.g. (with some darkening from damp Volume I), others uncut and partly unopened; bookseller's sticker over earlier sticker at foot of upper pastedown both volumes, a few small edge chips or splits, a little light foxing, soiling, and a few minor damp stains; John Murray, London, 1818. Second edition, with additions. Hill 1075; Forster, \i More South Sea Whaling , 915. * First published in 1817, this edition includes a preface, the map, an enlarged introduction, and slight differences in the vocabularies. William Mariner sailed in 1805 from Gravesend on the \i Port au Prince , bound via South America for a whaling cruise in the Pacific. The crew mutinied in the Tonga Islands, and most were murdered by the natives. Mariner was taken prisoner, adopted by the local king, and lived on the island for four years. After his return to England, he was employed by a London stockbroker, and he eventually drowned in the Thames, probably around 1860. His account of his time in Tonga was edited by the physician and meteorologist John Martin (1789-1869). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China;: Comprising 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.

      London John Murray 1818 - Ellis was the Third Commissioner of the Embassy. A handsome set bound in full contemporary panelled calf, ornately tooled in gilt. Spines neatly repaired. Second edition Two volumes, pp.xii, 442, portrait frontis (Lord Amherst), folding map; viii, 359, folding map.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: P. u. P. Hassold OHG]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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