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        Theorematis Fundamentalis in Doctrina de Residuis Quadraticis Demonstrationes et Ampliationes Novae

      20 pp. Large 4to, attractive antique boards.. Göttingen: H. Dieterich, 1818. First separate edition, offprint issue with new pagination from the Comm. Recent. Soc. Gott., Vol. IV (1816-18). In this important memoir Gauss provided a fifth and sixth demonstration of his great law of quadratic reciprocity, a "gem" of higher arithmetic. It perfected and completed the work on this subject in his Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801). Fine copy. ❧ Cajori, A History of Mathematics, pp. 435-36. Poggendorff, I, 854-57.

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        Saggio pittorico ed analisi delle pitture più famose esistenti in Roma con il compendio delle vite de'più eccellenti pittori ec. ec. Edizione seconda corretta ed aggresciuta.

      Roma: Nella Stamperia Salvioni, si vende nella Libreria di Giambatista Petrucci, 1818. 12mo (20 cm, 7.9"). xii, 296 pp. Uncommon second, corrected edition of a work originally printed in 1786, here in an uncut copy in the original wrappers. Prunetti, the author of several works on painting and art, offers his thoughts on the great paintings of Rome, the artistic techniques used in their creation, and how to judge them, along with brief lives of the most prominent Italian painters. . Uncut copy. Original paper wrappers, spine with hand-lettered paper label. Early inked owner's inscription on front free endpaper; one early inked shouldernote. Some pages with faint hint of foxing, most clean. A very good copy.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Lord', (Sir Edward Law, 1750-1818, leading counsel for Warren Hastings, 1787, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1802-1818 and 1st Baron)

      1818 - Charles Manners SUTTON, (1755-1828, from 1805 Archbishop of Canterbury), as president of the Queen's Council, saying that "on account of the extraordinary heat of the weather, & the very imperfect state of my own health", he is induced to avail himself "of the lately increased number of the Queen's Council. by absenting myself from our Quarterly meeting at Windsor on Saturday . A single line from your Grace . shall bring me down, under every risk & inconvenience, & in whatever state I may happen to be - The Queen is not, I apprehend, well enough at present . otherwise I should have addressed my request to her Majesty", and asking the Archbishop "to make my humble excuse at the first convenient opportunity .", 1 side 4to, St James's Square, (Thursday) 2nd July light trace of former laying down by blank edge of verso The Regency Act of 1811 had entrusted Queen Charlotte (1744 - 17th November 1818) with the care of the king's person and household, assisted by a Council, while her son become Prince Regent to the country as a whole. Charlotte's chief aim was to secure continuity should the king ever recover. All five royal doctors were present. The other members of the Council were George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea (K.G., a former Lord of the Bedchamber and founder of the Marylebone Cricket Club), Lord Arden (a Lord of the Bedchamber) and Sir William Grant (an eminent judge). They were joined by new members the Bishop of London (William Howley), the Earl of Macclesfield and Lord St Helens, as mentioned in the present letter. The Archbishop reported to the Queen at Kew and a public bulletin was displayed at St James's Palace: "His Majesty has been very tranquil through the last month, and continues to enjoy good bodily health; but His Majesty's disorder is undiminished" (The Times, 6th July 1818).

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        La corbeille de fruits

      [ - de (2), VIII, 188, (8) pages Paris, Janet, [circa 1818], in-16, de (2), VIII, 188, (8) pages et 12 planches rehaussées (dont le titre gravé), cartonnage rose de l'époque, plats ornés de motifs dorés en encadrement, Unique édition. Charles Malo fit paraitre chez le même éditeur, en 1815, une Guirlande de flore, et la même année (en 1818)une "Corbeille de fruit". Sur une première garde, un ex-libris anglais daté du 18 janvier 1820 d'Elizabeth Herbert. Joli exemplaire dans son cartonnage du temps, complet de ses 12 gravures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ILES BORROMÉES / PANORAMA DER BORROMAISCHEN INSELN. Gezeichnet nach der Natur und herausgegeben von H. Keller.

      bey Keller & Fuessli, 1818. Bellissima rappresentazione a 360° del Panorama del Lago Maggiore ritratto dall'Isola Bella, inc. in rame, con coloritura coeva (mm. 970x142). Interessante notare la precisione della raffigurazione con indicazione, nella parte superiore, dei quattro punti cardinali. L'incisione è ricca di particolari e rimandi che permettono di individuare con facilità tutte le località circostanti. Esempl. molto ben conservato, in custodia cartonata edit. con tit. impresso su tassello al piatto anteriore.

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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB

      London: Printed for C. and J. Ollier, 1818. This is an agreeably bound set of the letters, essays, and poetry by "the prince of English essayists." According to Day, Lamb contributed to the essay form by concentrating on feeling, rather than thought, by projecting a fuller sense of self into the work, and by imbuing his text with a poetic or lyrical quality. Lamb was also an accomplished poet, writing in both rhyming and blank verse, as well as a friend to many of the leading literary figures of the Romantic period. His correspondents include Wordsworth, Southey, and Coleridge, whom he had known since his youth and to whom this work is dedicated. Lamb's letters, by turns witty and meditative, reveal a life of intense reading and writing at a time when British literature was undergoing a radical transformation. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was educated at Christ's Hospital and at 17 joined the East India House, where he worked from 1792-1825. In 1796, Lamb's sister Mary stabbed and killed their mother with scissors in a fit of insanity. Charles took on her care as well as serving as sole support for a dying aunt and a prematurely senile father. For the two years preceding this catastrophe, Lamb himself had experienced a period of derangement in his early twenties that haunted him the rest of his life. Nonetheless, Lamb and his sister were devoted to one another and lived long and productive lives, publishing several extremely popular tales together.. 175 x 107 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 1/4"). Two volumes. Attractive navy blue crushed morocco, gilt, by Riviere & Son (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with French fillet border, raised bands, spines richly gilt in compartments with floral sprig centerpiece surrounded by a lozenge of small tools and floral cornerpieces, turn-ins with gilt filigree roll, purple glazed endpapers, top edges gilt. Front flyleaves with engraved armorial bookplate of John Whipple Frothingham. Occasional browning or minor foxing, otherwise a fine copy, clean and fresh internally, and in a lustrous, scarcely worn binding. This is an agreeably bound set of the letters, essays, and poetry by "the prince of English essayists." According to Day, Lamb contributed to the essay form by concentrating on feeling, rather than thought, by projecting a fuller sense of self into the work, and by imbuing his text with a poetic or lyrical quality. Lamb was also an accomplished poet, writing in both rhyming and blank verse, as well as a friend to many of the leading literary figures of the Romantic period. His correspondents include Wordsworth, Southey, and Coleridge, whom he had known since his youth and to whom this work is dedicated. Lamb's letters, by turns witty and meditative, reveal a life of intense reading and writing at a time when British literature was undergoing a radical transformation. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was educated at Christ's Hospital and at 17 joined the East India House, where he worked from 1792-1825. In 1796, Lamb's sister Mary stabbed and killed their mother with scissors in a fit of insanity. Charles took on her care as well as serving as sole support for a dying aunt and a prematurely senile father. For the two years preceding this catastrophe, Lamb himself had experienced a period of derangement in his early twenties that haunted him the rest of his life. Nonetheless, Lamb and his sister were devoted to one another and lived long and productive lives, publishing several extremely popular tales together.

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        Handbuch der allgemeinen Hüttenkunde in theoretischer und practischer Hinsicht. 2 Teile in 5 Bdn. u. 1 (von 2) Suppl.-Bd. in zus. 6 Bänden.

      8. Mit zus. 63 gefalt. Kupfertafeln u. 23 gefalt. Tabellen. Zus. ca. 2150 S. - Angeb. - Ders. Nachträge zum Handbuche zur chemischen Analyse der Mineralkörper. Freiberg, in der Craz- und Gerlachischen Buchhandlung, 1818. 86 S., 1 Bl., Abweichende HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückenschildern bzw. Ppbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild (Suppl.-Bd.). Erstausgabe der zweite Teil erschien in vier Bänden. 1826 erschien noch ein zweiter Supplementband. - Eines der Hauptwerke des Begründer[s] der modernen europäischen Metallurgie und Hüttenkunde (NDB XIII, 456). - Einbände berieben u. bestoßen. Vorsätze tlw. leimschattig, die des vierten Bandes der zweiten Abteilung mit späteren Eintragungen. Drei Tafeln m. Einriss. Titelbll. tlw. mit handschriftl. Besitzvermerken. Unterschiedlich gebräunt u. tlw. schwach braun- bzw. stockfleckig. Die überstehenden seitlichen Ränder der gefalt. Kupfertafeln tlw. mit kl. Läsuren. Suppl.-Bd. tlw. wasserrandig. - Poggendorff I, 1362 Roller/Goodman II, 71 Reichardt I, 79.

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        Rome, Naples And Florence, In 1817. Sketches Of The Present State Of Society, Manners, Arts, Literature, Etc. In Those Celebrated Cities

      Henry Colburn, London 1818 - Xi,339 Pp. First English Edition And First English Translation (1818), Following The 1817 First Edition Published In France. Half Calf, Colored Morocco Spine Labels, Gilt (One Recent), Calf Tips, Over Peach Cloth, Marbled Endpapers, 5 Bands, Gilt Spine With Center Tools, Top Edge Gilt. Light Wear, Fraying At Tips, Small Repaired Chip At Lower Left Edge Of Spine, Refurbished. Stendhal's Too Frank Travel Observations, Scarce In This First English Translation. His Observations At Geneva Begin "The Prudery Of The Women At Geneva Is Incredible And Truly Ridiculous. I Have Observed That They Say Exactly The Same Thing To Every Stranger Presented To Them. To Repeat A Certain For Ula Taught Them By Their Nurses. I Would Fain Know Who The Traveler Is That First Asserted There Was Such A Thing As Liberty In Switzerland. At Geneva And Berne There Are Four Hundred Surveillans. If You Offend Them Only By The Manner In Which Your Cravat Is Tied, You Immediately Become An Object Of Their Persecution." Further Observations Made The Likelihood Of A Further English Translation Small Indeed: "Nothing Can Equal My Admiration Of The English Legislature, Unless It Be The Repulsion I Feel From English Society. They Are The Most Unsocial Of Beings; Perhaps For That Reason The Least Happy. To Be Held In Consideration By An Englishman, The Most Perfect Air Of Coldness Must Be Assumed." I Didn't See These Observations In My Michelin Guide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 323 pages with a portrait frontispiece and five colored aquatints. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in attractive three quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. (Hill 1168) Second and best editionThe 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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        Iamblichus’ Life Of Pythagoras, Or Pythagoric Life. Accompanied By Fragments Of The Ethical Writings Of Certain Pythagoreans In The Doric Dialect; And A Collection Of Pythagoric Sentences From Stobaeus And Others Which Are Omitted By Gale In His Opuscula Mythologica, And Have Not Been Noticed By Any Editor.

      London: Printed By A. J. Valpy, 1818. Later Brown Cloth Rebind, with Gold Gilt, Black Leather Spine Title Label. Some rubbing, light wear to cloth extremities, corners still sharp, square, sewn binding tight, and very readable. Contemporary speckled edges, not trimmed down. Some spotting to prelims and terminals, with printers steel plate light tone to "The Life, &c.". Collated and complete, including original endpapers, ffep. top corner tear, with half-title present, and six-page catalog, "...List of Translations and Original Works By T. Taylor.", as called for.. First Edition. Hard Cover, Cloth, Sewn. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Field of Waterloo [with] Beppo [with]Juvenile Poems by the late John Courtenay Jun. [with] Mahomet The Impostor, a Tragedy [with] Felix ou L'Enfant Trouvé, Comédie en trois actes, [with] The Padlock A Comic Opera - six early editions bound in one volume

      [Respectively] Archibald Constable and others, Edinburgh and London (1815): John Murray, London (1818): J Jones London (1795): T Lowndes, London (1776): J L Debours, Bruxelles (1793): T Lowndes and others, London, n.d. - These works, first or early editions and some very scarce, were all bound together for Georgiana C Forrest (née Smyth - she married between 1795 and 1815), whose name is written on each title page. Contemporary binding of half calf with marble boards, Mrs Forrest's bookplate to front pastedown. Contents are on wove paper for first three works, laid paper for last three. Condition very good, contents all very good, clean and unmarked, binding serviceable but rubbed with losses to head and tail of spine, leather repair to front joint. Further details of the works as follows: Field of Waterloo First edition, title page dedication advertisement and 54pp (without half-title and advertisements to rear): Beppo Fifth edition published in same year as first, title page and 51pp, adverts to verso of page 51: Courtenay, first and only edition, fine stipple engraved frontispiece portrait of Courtenay by J Chapman after A Tonelli, title page, contents, 47pp on wove paper (very rare, only five copies noted in ESTC, ref T92411. Courtenay was the son of the MP John Courtenay and died aged 18): Mahomet, Fifth edition (also scarce ESTC ref T38849), translation/adaptation by James Miller with minor alteration by David Garrick, originally staged 1743, engraved frontispiece of Miss Brunton & Mr Holman by Heath after Stothard, title page with editor's note verso, dedication, dramatis personae, prologue [ii], 64pp, Prologue originally spoken by Mr Garrick [ii]: Felix, apparently scarce, performed at Fontainebleau before Their Majesties in 1777, Music by M M***, title page, personnages, 48pp: The Padlock, ESTC ref N9912, possibly 1768 (engraved title page shared with first edition from that date but with different publisher), title page, dedication to the King of Denmark [ii], Preface, Persons, 30pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cours théorique et pratique de maréchallerie vétérinaire, a l'usage des écoles vétérinaires, des maréchaux, des corps de cavalerie, des écuyers, de maîtres de poste, des cultivateurs, et de toutes les personnes qui ont des animaux susceptibles d'être ferrés.

      4to., finely bound by P Devillers (signed in gilt at foot of spine) for King Louis Philippe I in full red morocco, boards with panels and borders in gilt and blind with gilt central armorial block, spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt, tooled in gilt and blind, all edges gilt. Pp. [vi] + 550. With 110 engraved plates by N.H. Jacob and Georges Abel, engraved by L. Bougon, some folding. A little rubbing to head of spine, scratch to upper board, some browning and spotting, neat repair to one folding plate, otherwise a very good copy in a handsome French armorial binding. First edition, signed by Jauze. Copies on OCLC note two title-pages (one dated 1817) and differing numbers of prelims. Our copy matches that held in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Little is known of the binder P. Devillers. Ramsden comments "Figures in the 1836-49 Almanachs at Augustin 55, but may have started as early as 1825". Francois Jauze studied at the l'Ecole nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort. He became the director of the blacksmithery at the College but failed to become Professor of farriery whereupon he left Alfort to create his own farrier veterinary school. Jauze's school issued diplomas to students after two years of study. This validity of his diploma was disputed and Jauze was stripped of the right to award it. His teaching and his text books were attacked in veterinary journals by authors such as Vatel or Jean Girard. (From the ENVA Website).

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        Rome, Naples And Florence, In 1817. Sketches Of The Present State Of Society, Manners, Arts, Literature, Etc. In Those Celebrated Cities

      London: Henry Colburn, 1818. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Printing Xi,339 Pp. First English Edition And First English Translation (1818), Following The 1817 First Edition Published In France. Half Calf, Colored Morocco Spine Labels, Gilt (One Recent), Calf Tips, Over Peach Cloth, Marbled Endpapers, 5 Bands, Gilt Spine With Center Tools, Top Edge Gilt. Light Wear, Fraying At Tips, Small Repaired Chip At Lower Left Edge Of Spine, Refurbished. Stendhal's Too Frank Travel Observations, Scarce In This First English Translation. His Observations At Geneva Begin "The Prudery Of The Women At Geneva Is Incredible And Truly Ridiculous. I Have Observed That They Say Exactly The Same Thing To Every Stranger Presented To Them... To Repeat A Certain For Ula Taught Them By Their Nurses... I Would Fain Know Who The Traveler Is That First Asserted There Was Such A Thing As Liberty In Switzerland. At Geneva And Berne There Are Four Hundred Surveillans... If You Offend Them Only By The Manner In Which Your Cravat Is Tied, You Immediately Become An Object Of Their Persecution." Further Observations Made The Likelihood Of A Further English Translation Small Indeed: "Nothing Can Equal My Admiration Of The English Legislature, Unless It Be The Repulsion I Feel From English Society.. They Are The Most Unsocial Of Beings; Perhaps For That Reason The Least Happy... To Be Held In Consideration By An Englishman, The Most Perfect Air Of Coldness Must Be Assumed..." I Didn't See These Observations In My Michelin Guide.

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        The Psalms of David, imitated in the language of the New-Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship [and] Hymns and spiritual songs. In three books. I. Collected from the Scriptures. II. Composed on divine subjects. III. Prepared for the Lord's Supper

      Exeter, NH: J. J. Williams, printer, 1818. Square 16mo, pp. 250 (the two titles continuously paged), 5-page "Table of Hymns," 1-page "List of Subscribers;" [bound with, as issued:] A Valuable Collection of Sacred Musick, adapted to the various metres in Watts (Exeter: J. J. Williams, 1818), oblong 32mo, pp. [2], 251, 3-page "Metrical Index;" the two together, with the Psalms and Hymns bound above the Sacred Musick, making a single 8vo volume; contemporary and probably original sheepskin, thin gilt rules on spine, light wear to extremities, the whole somewhat rubbed, and the covers slightly warped; both lyrics and music with scattered light foxing, tidemarks to pastedowns and flyleaves, and the front flyleaf of Sacred Musick detached, but overall a sturdy copy of an innovatively bound hymnbook that allows for myriad combinations of melodies and words. Watts (1674-1748), "The Father of English Hymnody," was renowned for his sensitive, poetic paraphrasing of biblical verse; his Psalms of David, which first appeared in 1719, was his most popular work. In this version, one Moses Elliot lays claim to the book's ingenious format: "The public is here offered a valuable collection of approved tunes bound with Watts' Psalms, in such a manner that any tune may be presented to the eye with any psalm or hymn. This construction, the benefit of which is secured to the inventor by patent, it is believed will be found convenient for the purposes of public worship" ("Advertisement" on verso of title-page). S & S 46717.

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        Dämonomagie, oder Geschichte des Glaubens an Zauberei und dämonische Wunder, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Hexenprocesses seit den Zeiten Innocentius des Achten. Erster und Zweiter Band [kmpl.]. Nebst einer ausführlichen, nach Inquisitionsacten bearbeiteten Beschreibung des Hexenthums zu Lindheim in der Wetterau, als eins Beitrags zu den alterthümlichen Denkwürdigkeiten in den Großherzogliche=Hessischen Landen. Erstausg.

      Frankfurt a. M., bei den Gebrüdern Wilmans, 1818. - XXIV, 368 S., mit gestochenem Frontispiz / 519 S.; beide mit einer gefalteten Kupfertaf. mit magischen Sigillen, 8°, Priv. Halbleder d. Zt. mit Rückentext (2 Bde.) Ackermann I/495: "Sehr selten"; Grässe S.63; Hayn-Gotendorf III, 209; Slg. Du Prel 302. - Dr. Georg Conrad Horst (1767-1832/1838?, vgl. Miers/Bonin) war "Verfasser einer Reihe magischer und okkulter Werke, die heute noch von Sammlern gesucht sind." (Miers) - Leicht bestossen; Rücken beschabt; erster Bd. mit alten Antiquars-Anmerkungen in den Innendeckeln; das Frontispiz leicht braunfleckig, sonst gute Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historic Slave Owner Letter: Texas Confederate Writes to Slaves with Farm Instructions, Gratitude

      - ALLEN A. CAMERON was born in North Carolina in 1818 and was a merchant in Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas in 1850. He became a farmer in the county at a later point. Cameron enlisted on April 7, 1862, in Company C of the 18th Texas Infantry, and was chosen a first lieutenant. He resigned October 3, 1863, due to ill health. Some of his letters are housed at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at Little Rock. In this 2 pp, 6 x 7 ¾, ALS, Cameron was reaching out to his farm back home, his family and the negroes who worked on the farm. A highly interesting letter because as Cameron was fighting for the Confederacy to maintain the institution of slavery, he was writing with kind instructions to his slaves and with specific wishes in the postscript that the letter be read to the negroes on the farm. His tone was highly unusual as Masters often addressed their slaves harshly. Cameron’s remarks come across as grateful for their efforts and champions them with the resolution to make a good crop. He describes the difficult life of a soldier and expressed desire for everyone in the home to work together towards a unified goal. He’s glad that the wife of a slave has moved back to her husband. In part, “ You must not think I have forgotten you all. I think of you all and home everyday I had much rather be there at work everyday then to be walking all day in the mud and sleeping on the cold ground every night. It snows here and is very cold. I travel all day from day light until evening and eat cold bread & meat that I carry in my sack have not slept in a house but a few times since I left home. This is a hard life but perhaps it will be better times after a while. I want to go home sometime this year & eat some pears & beans & turkies and some fat pigs and Irish potatoes It is a heap better for you to be at home than hired out. Take good care of your horses, your hogs & cows. Always be looking after them just like it was your own. If a cow gets unruly help Emeline—watch and wherever you see anything getting out of fix stop and fix it at once Keep the well cleaned out Keep the ditch cleaned out through the new ground so it will carry water Always consult Miss Ann in everything that she wishes and above all you & Nelson, I want you to be kid and obedient to your Miss Ann and work together and you will get along so much better at home [than] anywhere else. I was afraid that when your Mrs. talked of moving home that you would not be willing. But I am so glad you are all at home and set out with a resolution to make a crop. I know you can do it at that place and not work hard. I expect to live mighty when I come home. I want some butter milk & beans. “John Tyler, Gen will make almost as good a horse as any you must learn to plough. I want old Berry [to] work all the time if you have to keep him Perry can hollow enough to keep the hawks off & muse little Miss Maggie and help sweep the yards and be kind and obedient to your Miss Ann. Mind what she tells you. You and Perry must be good boys Nelson, Emiline, Tyler & Perry, by being obedient & kind to your Miss Ann and taking care of everything, making all you can, you will always have the good wishes of your Master, Allen. “As to Uncle Lims things, if you do not see fit to use them take care of them until I come home. I will dispose of them. Do not waste or throw away anything, nor give it away. It will not hurt anybody to wear another’s things “Allen A. Cameron “I wrote the above to the negroes. You can read it to them.” Expected folds with small pinhole loss to paper. Age toned with one small burn mark. Some reinforcement with archival tape. Everything we sell is guaranteed authentic forever to the original buyer. We also offer a 30-day return policy. If you discover a problem with anything you purchase from us, please contact us immediately (617-236-4893). Our goal is to please every custo

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        Voyages dans le Béloutchistan et le Sindhy, suivis de la description géographique et historique de ces deux pays avec une carte.

      Paris. Gide Fils. 1818. Translated. from the English by J.B.B. Eyriès. 2 volumes. Volume I: Engraved frontispiece, vi + 465 + [1] errata. Volume II: 381pp + [1] errata, folding map. Full calf worn with some loss at corners and joints, upper joint volume 1 split, marbled endpapers, light Library of Congress duplicate stamp on a preliminary leaf of each volume, some light occasional browning and soiling but generally the text is very clean and sound. The French edition was occasioned by the French interest in Persia which dated from the time of Napoleon's military (and cultural) expedition to Egypt in 1798 and his dreams of conquests further east, including British India. A French military mission to Persia led to Anglo-French rivalry at the Persian court. Pottinger's travels in eastern Persia and Scinde were an off-shoot of Sir John Malcolm's several missions from British India, which was held to be threatened by the French and Russian ambitions of the time, and more inform-ation was being sought on the territories adjacent to India. Pottinger's book was a pioneering work, and its competence reflected the future Sir Henry Pottinger's glittering career as military Commander and Chief Plenipotentiary in the second half of the First Anglo-Chinese War and as first Governor of Hong Kong. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 149127).

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        Cours d'hygiène (hippologie). Mr Flandrin

      1818. Manuscript hygiene education given by Mr. Flandrin and collected by the student Péricaud Gravillon of the troops education school Mounted Cadre Noir of Saumur.Bound in full sheepskin rooted contemporary. Back smooth decorated with a butterfly, with a finial and two boxes to the grotesque. As an exhibit in red morocco. boards decorated with a frieze of encarement and coaching nets. Name of the student on the first board in gold letters: Mr de Gravel. Work towards the long tail of the upper joint and the lower joint in the head. Library tail label. Beautiful manuscript in a neat and nicely laid out.Opening chapters on general hygiene, then the current is moving definitively on the horse with chapters on Alfa paperlfa, oats, rye, cleanliness horses, houses, vermin, green diet, diet, etc. Saumur 1818 - 1819 In-12 (11x17,2cm) 173pp. relié

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        Mémoires et correspondance

      first edition.Binders of the era brown sheepskin half wedge. Back smooth decorated with coffered and gilded finials and parts of title and volume number morocco red and blue. Chez Brunet à Paris 1818 in-8 (13x20cm) (4) 391pp. et (4) 407pp. et (4) 420pp. ; 2pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        A Topographical Map of the Country Twenty Miles round London planned from a scale of two miles to an inch

      

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        Archiv des Heiligen Bundes - Enthaltend die denselben betreffenden Aktenstücke, Literatur, Nachrichten und Urtheile -2 Hefte in einem Buch. Herausgegeben von zwey Freunden.

      München, Thienemann, 1818. Erstauflage, EA X, 332 Seiten kl. 8°, Halbleder sehr schöne alte Privatbindung, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, erster Teil zweisprachig Stiftungsurkunde des Heiligen Bundes - französisch - Deutsch, guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Mönchberg 2. [Mit Blick ins Gebirge]

      Salzburg, Häcker, o. J. [um ] 1818 - Altkol. Umrißradierung. 14,5 x 24 cm. Aus: Wallée, "26 der schönsten mahlerischen Ansichten der Stadt Salzburg und ihrer romantischen Umgebungen." N/W 806.

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        The Psalms of David, imitated in the language of the New-Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship [and] Hymns and spiritual songs. In three books. I. Collected from the Scriptures. II. Composed on divine subjects. III. Prepared for the Lord's Supper

      J. J. Williams, printer, Exeter, NH 1818 - Square 16mo, pp. 250 (the two titles continuously paged), 5-page "Table of Hymns," 1-page "List of Subscribers;" [bound with, as issued:] A Valuable Collection of Sacred Musick, adapted to the various metres in Watts (Exeter: J. J. Williams, 1818), oblong 32mo, pp. [2], 251, 3-page "Metrical Index;" the two together, with the Psalms and Hymns bound above the Sacred Musick, making a single 8vo volume; contemporary and probably original sheepskin, thin gilt rules on spine, light wear to extremities, the whole somewhat rubbed, and the covers slightly warped; both lyrics and music with scattered light foxing, tidemarks to pastedowns and flyleaves, and the front flyleaf of Sacred Musick detached, but overall a sturdy copy of an innovatively bound hymnbook that allows for myriad combinations of melodies and words. Watts (1674-1748), "The Father of English Hymnody," was renowned for his sensitive, poetic paraphrasing of biblical verse; his Psalms of David, which first appeared in 1719, was his most popular work. In this version, one Moses Elliot lays claim to the book's ingenious format: "The public is here offered a valuable collection of approved tunes bound with Watts' Psalms, in such a manner that any tune may be presented to the eye with any psalm or hymn. This construction, the benefit of which is secured to the inventor by patent, it is believed will be found convenient for the purposes of public worship" ("Advertisement" on verso of title-page). S & S 46717. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l'administration de l'agriculture, du commerce, des manufactures et des subsistances. Suivi de l'historique des moyens qui ont amené le grand essor pris par les Arts depuis 1793 jusqu'en 1815.

      Paris, Madame Huzard, mars 1818. - in-8, 419 pages au total. Broché, couverture muette papier bleu, entièrement non rogné, étiquette imprimée. (État de parution). Édition originale. Orientations agro-économiques ; commerce des grains ; greniers d'abondance ; prix du pain. Réglementation et arbitrage en matières artisanales et industrielles : marques et propriété industrielle ; libre exercice des professions ; apprentissage ; machines à vapeur et hydrauliques ; économie générale ; caisses d'épargne et de prévoyance ; "machines nouvellement découvertes pour la fabrication des draps". L'auteur s'oppose au rétablissement des communautés d'Arts et Métiers alors envisagé. Membre fondateur de la "Société pour l'Encouragement de l'Industrie Nationale", Claude-Anthelme Costaz est à l'origine de la création des conseils de Prud'hommes. Rédacteur des premiers tableaux statistiques sur la situation manufacturière de la France, il publia plus tard une "Histoire de l'administration en France de l'Agriculture, des Arts utiles, du Commerce.". Son frère, le baron L. Costaz, prit part à l'expédition d'Égypte. Le rédacteur du Larousse du XIX° les confond. (Quérard II p. 298 - Masui I, p. 467 ne cite pas ce titre ? pas dans Ined, ni Musset-Pathay, ni Einaudi). - Exemplaire frais. A noter seulement une tache brune dans la marge supérieure des derniers feuillets. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Album of commercial arithmetic exercises

      1818 - neat manuscript in ink on paper, text in brown ink, brackets, underlinings, &c, in red, a little staining here and there, 1 leaf with the lower half excised, 47 leaves, 4to, original vellum, owner's name in ink in 3 places on covers, good. This is a fairly standard exercise book for a course of commercial arithmetic, largely taken up with exchange in the various countries of Europe - the examples all dated 1790. What makes this volume more interesting is the presence of 'A Collection of Arithmetical Tables', Printed for and Sold by J. Camp, West-Smithfield', an oblong folio broadside, printed in columns (2, 3, or 4), and apparently unrecorded. John Camp was a bookseller, stationer and bookbinder (see Howe and Ramsden) and it was he no doubt who provided the vellum notebook.

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        TO ALL THE WORLD! I DECLARE THE EARTH IS HOLLOW, AND HABITABLE WITHIN...[caption title]

      St. Louis, 1818. Broadside, 5 3/4 x 7 inches. Old folds, very minor expert repairs and adhesive remnants to verso. Very good. A most interesting printed document, signed by John Cleves Symmes, and announcing his Hollow Earth theory to "ALL THE WORLD!" The broadside seeks to recruit "one hundred brave companions well equipped, to start from Siberia...with Reindeer and slays, on the ice of the frozen sea" in an attempt to find the access point to the interior of the planet. Symmes references Alexander von Humboldt as a "protector" for his mission. Symmes advertised his attempted expedition in nationally- distributed pamphlets and speeches. Though generally ridiculed, Symmes' theory was a catalyst for the future government-sponsored Exploring Expedition to the South Seas. It was often referred to by other mid-19th century authors, including Thoreau in WALDEN. Symmes was a developer in first southern Ohio and then Missouri. A very rare broadside printing from early-19th- century St. Louis, which was at that time the American western frontier. OCLC records just three copies in institutions, at Indiana University, the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and the American Antiquarian Society. "This is the original announcement of Symmes' Theory; his appeal to Congress" - Midland. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 44587. MIDLAND NOTES 43:367. AII MISSOURI IMPRINTS, 20. OCLC 5533569, 82852227.

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        L'Europe et l'Amérique comparée

      Paris, Rosa ; Londres, Treutel et Weu ; Bruxelles, Lecharlier, 1818. 1818, 1818, in-8, I : vi, 432 ; II : (4), 452 pages et (6) planches hors-texte, veau jaspé, dos long orné, pièce de titre en maroquin grain long rouge, pièce de tomaison en maroquin vert olive, lettres dorées, plats ornés d'une frise et d'un filet dorés, queue et coiffes dorées, coupes ornées, signet bleu, Edition Originale. Droin de Bercy publia un ouvrage qui pour la première fois traitait du continent américain dans son intégralité. Il rédigea le livre après le voyage qu'il fit en Amérique durant treize ans. A travers son ouvrage il décrit les particularités de ces régions qu'il observa par rapport à la géographie, la faune, la flore, l'ethnologie, les moeurs autochtones en les mettant parfois en parallèles avec celles de l'Europe ou d'autres continents. Il parle notamment d'un animal "appelé par ironie Léger-pierre à cause de son extrême lenteur; il ressemble beaucoup au paresseux. [...] Ce que le léger-pierre à de particulier et qui le distingue par rapport à l'autre c'est qu'à chaque effort qu'il fait pour se remuer , il pousse un cri si plaintif, si désagréable, qu'il excite en même-temps le dégout et la pitié." De même, Bercy cite également d'autres auteurs tels que Buffon, Humbolt et surtout Pauw pour compléter ses propos ou pour réfuter leurs idées. Le texte est complété par de très jolies illustrations en couleurs. Ex libris manuscrit F. Pavis. Rousseurs, mors et coupes frottés, certains plats lacérés, une coiffe manquante et l'autre en partie abimée, un coin abimé

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        Considérations sur les principaux événemens de la Révolution française ouvrage posthume...

      P., Delaunay, Bossange et Masson, 1818, 3 vol. in 8°, de X-440, 2ff. 424pp. & 2ff. 395pp. 5ff., demi-basane blonde époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. brunes, restauration à un mors sup. sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale parue un an après la mort de Mme de Staël. "...le plus précieux des documents..., c'est l'histoire de l'esprit de 1789, c'est en plus que l'histoire, c'en est la résurrection..." (Albert Sorel). "C'est à la fois la narration d'un témoin exceptionnel, mêlé de près aux principaux événements de la Révolution, et un exercice de réflexion sur les origines et la nature de ces événements "(Michel Winock). ¶ Martin Walter IV. 31988 - Lonchamp 117-1 - Quérard Fr. litt. IX, 252.

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        Northanger Abbey [with] Persuasion - bound in two volumes

      Both novels bound in two volumes, published in 1818 by John Murray. Previous owner's names to both volumes. Both volumes in very good condition. Edges rubbed. Bound in half leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine with marbled boards. Could be rebound into four separate volumes if required. Both novels represent Austen's first and last novels. Both set in Bath, but with disparate storylines. A very rare pair of novels.

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        THE KEEPSAKE; or, Poems and Pictures for childhood and youth.

      [4], 44 pages Illustrated with 20 full-page engraved plates. Original boards expertly re-backed in red sheep gilt. First edition. Two plates with very slight trace of worming in upper blank margin; boards a little rubbed and corners worn; but a very good copy of a scarce title.Darton G534(1).

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        Carta di Viaggio da Milano a Torino che comprende una gran parte del Piemonte e de milanese

      Piemonte - Lombardia 1818 - Carta raffigurante il Piemonte e parte della Lombardia. Interessante notare come nel Foglio d'Annunzj della Gazzetta di Milano del 18 maggio 1820 vengono segnalate due carte l'una Carta raffigurante il Piemonte e parte della Lombardia. Interessante notare come nel Foglio d'Annunzj della Gazzetta di Milano del 18 maggio 1820 vengono segnalate due carte l'una Carta Topografica dei Contorni di Torino pel circuito di trenta e più miglia, l'altra Carta di Viaggio da Milano a Torino. Questo particolare esemplare presenta due cartigli che riportano rispettivamente i titoli sopracitati l'uno nell'angolo in basso a sinistra e l'altro in basso a destra. La curiosità risiede nel fatto che molto probabilmente da due carte alla medesima scala si sia creata un'unica carta, infatti la parte estrema destra (con il secondo cartiglio) risulta aggiunta al foglio del Piemonte completandosi a vicendevolmente. Restauro al margine sinistro, ma complessivamente gode di un ottimo stato di conservazione, rara mm 473x843

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        \"Kohlen Hütte bey Gagenau\". Ansicht mit spielenden Kindern im Vordergrund.

       Lithographie von Boillot bei Engelmann, 1818, 21 x 34 cm. Schefold 23810; Winkler 093a. - Seltene Inkunbel-Lithographie. Winkler kennt nur wenige Blätter aus dieser Folge. Rechts oben mit römische Ziffer XXI (frühe Auflage). Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        Der Jäger auf dem hölzerner Steg, 1818

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unten links in der Druckplatte signiert und datiert: "JC Erhard fec 1818". Werkverzeichnis: Apell 81 II/II. Grösse: 10,3 x 19,7 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 13 x 22,6 cm (Papier). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Full and Circumstantial Account of the Memorable Battle of Waterloo:

      London: Thomas Kelly,, 1818. the second restoration of Louis XVIII; and the deportation of Napoleon Buonaparte to the island of St. Helena, and every recent particular relative to his conduct and mode of life in his exile. Together with an interesting account of the affairs of FRance, and biographical sketches of the most distinguished Waterloo heroes. Quarto (261 x 195 mm). Mid-nineteenth century red half calf, richly gilt spine, green morocco label, red straight-grain cloth sides, marbled edges & endpapers. Engraved frontispiece (with tissue guard), vignette title, 17 (0f 18) engraved plates (lacking the Bust of Wellington), folding plan of Waterloo (with coloured troop elements); printed in double column. Neat library stamp of Milntown Hotel (Isle of Man) on a preliminary blank; binding a little rubbed, front cover sunned, back cover patchily faded, some light foxing to plates, old wine glass stains to verso of plan, a few gatherings lightly browned. First edition of this attractively illustrated - the plates are a little naïve but certainly spirited - and popular early account of the battle, described by Wellington's bibliographer as "a bombastic and pro-English account" - although surely little else could be expected at the time. Provenance: inscribed "Anglesey" at head of vignette title. Henry Paget (1768–1854), as the Duke of Uxbridge, was the Allied cavalry commander at Waterloo: "On 18 June, at perhaps the most critical moment of the great battle, when Lieutenant-General Thomas Picton's infantry of 3000 were facing some 10,000 enemy infantry about to pour through a gap left by the flight of Rijlandt's Netherlanders, Uxbridge 'galloped up to the Heavy Cavalry', as he later wrote, 'and ordered the Household Brigade to prepare to form line, passed on to [the Union Brigade]', told its commander 'to wheel into line when the other Brigade did, instantly returned to the Household Brigade, and put the whole in motion' (Siborne, 8, 238). He put himself at the head of the two brigades as they poured over the ridge and crashed headlong into the enemy's serried ranks. Thus, 2000 'heavies' swept 15,000 French soldiers in wild disorder before them, destroying two field batteries and taking more than 2000 prisoners and two eagles. The enemy's casualties numbered about 4500, but the cavalry lost 700 men and 900 horses. These high casualties are accounted for, in part, by Uxbridge placing himself at the head of the first line instead of the second: 'a great mistake', as he put it. 'The carrière once begun, the leader is no better than any other man.' When he sounded the rally, 'neither voice nor trumpet availed. The pursuit continued without order and too far' (Siborne, 9–10). It penetrated even to Napoleon's 'great battery'. As they retired, the exhausted survivors were badly cut up by fresh French cavalry. For the rest of the battle Uxbridge galloped from regiment to regiment of his light brigades, leading numerous counter-attacks against the massed cavalry which again and again assaulted the British 'squares'. He had eight or nine horses shot under him. At a moment of maximum crisis he saw an infantry regiment wavering. 'Galloping to the rally, he reminded this regiment of its distinguished name Â… told them who he was, and led them to the charge. They followed him to a man, drove back the Enemy, and maintained their post' (Siborne, 17, 20). As the battle was ending, a grapeshot passed over the neck of Wellington's horse and smashed into Uxbridge's right knee as he rode beside the duke. 'By God, sir, I've lost my leg!' he is supposed to have exclaimed. The duke momentarily removes the telescope from his eye, considers the mangled limb, says 'By God, sir, so you have!' (marquess of Anglesey, 149), and resumes his scrutiny of the victorious field. The leg had to be amputated that night and was buried in a Waterloo garden under an elaborately inscribed 'tombstone'. For its loss Uxbridge was offered and refused an annual pension of £1200, thus saving the nation £47,000. Within three weeks Uxbridge was back in London. Later, the first articulated artificial limb ever devised—the 'Anglesey leg'—was fitted to his stump. On 4 July he was created marquess of Anglesey. Baron Stockmar described him at this time as 'a tall, well-made man, wild martial face, high forehead, with a large hawk's nose, which makes a small, deep angle where it joins the forehead. A great deal of ease in his manners' (Memoirs, 53)... He and Wellington became in their last years the closest of old cronies, being often seen together in public and private—two deaf old noblemen shouting at each other. Anglesey was the only senior commander present at Waterloo to outlive his chief" (ODNB). A highly evocative association copy.

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        Die Geschichte der Assassinen aus morgenländischen Quellen.

      Stuttgart & Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1818. - 8vo. VIII, 341, (3) pp. Contemp. half calf with gilt spine and labels in red and black; covers and edges marbled. First edition. - The first extensive history of the medieval Muslim sect of the Assassins, a radical group from whose name the English term for a political or religious killer is derived. A fanatical branch of the Ismaili Muslims who viewed themselves as martyrs, the Assassins specialised in political murder (usually carried out with a dagger), often conducted in broad daylight and in full view of the public, so as to instill terror in their foes. Contemporaries found it incomprehensible that they entirely accepted the fact of their own death as a consequence, as they made no attempt to escape and exposed themselves to the revenge of the victim's followers. Acting from a strong ideological conviction, the Assassins aimed to re-establish a theocracy, the basic Islamic order bequeathed by the Prophet, as they felt their contemporary world order to be usurped by tyrants. Most of their victims were Sunni Muslims, especially the Seljuk rulers of the 12th and 13 centuries. - For this history, Hammer-Purgstall draws from a wide variety of mainly oriental sources (Ibn Khaldun, Jihannuma, Abulfeda, Persian and Turkish chronicles, with a small number of western studies included), all of which he lists at the beginning, and ultimately compares the mediaeval sect to the modern fanatics of his own day, particularly the Jacobin party of the French Revolution. Among the goals which he wishes to have achieved with his book, he writes, is to have "given a vivid account of the pernicious influence of secret societies under weak governments, and of the hideous abuse of religion for purposes of committing atrocities of unscrupulous ambition and unfettered despotism". - Slight browning, but a good, finely bound copy. Provenance: From the Thun-Hohenstein library in Decín (Tetschen) with their armorial stamp "Tetschner Bibliothek" on the reverse of the title page. When the castle was requisitioned by the Czechoslovakian army in 1933, the library was transferred to Prague and dispersed to the trade. Goedeke VII, 762, 47. Wurzbach VII, 274, I B 1. FRA 70 (1940), p. 572. Cf. Atabey 556; Blackmer 787 (English ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hermès ou Archives Maçonniques Par une société de F. M.

      Chez Ant Bailleul, Paris - Paris Chez Ant Bailleul 5818-5819 (1818-1819) Deux tomes en un volume in-8 Reliure demi veau brun titres dorés 408 et 404 pp Série complète de cette revue dont le rédateur en chef était Rago, dont ce fut le premier travail maçonnique. On y trouve d'ailleurs le premier jet de son ouvrage sur les mystères et les initiations. Les autres rédacteurs étaient pour la plupart des membres de la loge "les trinosophes" qu'il avait fondé et dont il était le vénérable : Desgranges, Bailleul, Meallet, Levée, Chemin-Dupontès etc. (Bibliotheca Esotrica n°5975). Ex dono manuscrit sur la page d'introduction signé n°291 que nous n'avons pu déchiffrer TRES BON ETAT chasses et coins un peu usés. Rousseurs sur les premières pages de chaque tome mais sans gêne pour la lecture

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        Wappenbuch des gesammten Adels des Königreichs Bayern .

      - 27 Bände in 13 Büchern, ca. 2410 Kupferstiche! Wappenbuch des gesammten Adels des Königreichs Bayern. Aus der Adelsmatrikel gezogen. Herausgegeben vom Hofagenten K. Tyroff und im Verlag des Wappen-, Kunst- und Kommissions-Bureau zu Nürnberg (später nur mehr „J.A. Tyroff, Nürnberg") 1818-1872. 1-16: 8° (8 Bde.), 17-27 gr.8° (5 Bde.), je Titelei und wenige Text- bzw. Registerseiten, Tafeln, schöne Ledereinbände mit Wappen. Einbandkanten partiell mit kleinen Abwetzungen, Einbände partiell minim fleckig, sonst schön erhalten, Blöcke wie neu. I: 1818, 100 Wappentafeln / II: 1819, 100 / III: 1820, 100 / IV: 1821, 100 / V: 1822, 100 / VI: 1823, 100 / VII: 1824, 100 / VIII: 1825, 100 / IX: 1826, 99 / X: 1831, 100 / XI: 1838, 100 / XII: 1840, 100 / XIII: 1842, 60 / XIV: 1844, 60, Generalregister von 44 und 50 St. / XV: 1846, 50, 29, 19 / XVI: 61 u. 54 St. Register / XVII: 1852, 100 / XVIII: 1855, 65, 25, 1 (nicht im Register, Lindau) / XIX: 1856, 100 / XX: 1858, 100 / XXI: 1860, 60 / XXII: 1861, 100, Register 51 St. / XXIII: 1861, 100 / XXIV: 1865, 60 (Register fehlt?) / XXV: 1868, 100 (kein Verzeichnis) / XXVI: 1876, 80 (kein Verz.) / XXVII: 1872, 100 (kein Verzeichnis).

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        Account of a Voyage of Discovery

      , 1818 1818. First Edition . (KOREA) (CHINA) (JAPAN—RYUKYU ISLANDS) HALL, Basil. Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island… and a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo Language by H.J. Clifford. London: John Murray, 1818. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter brown calf, marbled boards. $5500.First edition of this expedition to the East China and Yellow Seas, with eight lovely hand-colored aquatints by William Havell, two black-and-white engravings and five charts and maps (three folding), in contemporary calf and marbled boards.Scottish-born Basil Hall entered the British navy in 1801, and in 1815 “was appointed to the Lyra and ordered to China where, in consort with the Alceste, he accompanied Lord Amherst’s embassy” (Howgego). The expedition “explored the relatively little-known East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. Visits were made to Korea and the Ryukyu Archipelago. Korea had been sketchily explored by the Europeans, but it was not until the Alceste and Lyra expedition in 1816-17, under Captains Murray Maxwell and Basil Hall, that detailed information was obtained about the Ryukyus. On the homeward passage, the Alceste was wrecked in Gaspar Strait off Sumatra” (Hill). “Hall brought the Lyra back to England in October 1817 and during the return voyage interviewed Napoleon at St. Helena” (Howgego). Hall later traveled to the Pacific coast of North America, the Galápagos Islands and South America. The hand-colored aquatints were drawn by William Havell, protégé of Turner, and depict scenic views as well as chiefs and priests encountered on the journey. Bound without half title. Abbey Travel 558. Hill 749. Howgego H3. Early owner signatures on title page. Old bookseller ticket tipped to front free endpaper.Only slight scattered foxing and offsetting, occasionally affecting plates; minor edge-wear and rubbing to marbled covers, expert repair to front joint. A beautifully illustrated, handsomely bound copy in extremely good condition.

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