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        Journey through Asia Minor Armenia and Koordistan

      

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        La Cuisine Militaire. [Soldier plucking a chicken]

      Paris: Lasteyrie. 1818 - Lithograph.185 x 245mm. on sheet size 260 x 345mm. Marginal tears. Light foxing. Pierre Sanchez, Horace Vernet Dessinateur Lithographe, 1816-1838, no. 16. Bruzard no. 38. Beraldi, 68.Peintre d'histoire, dessinateur et lithographe. - Directeur de l'Académie de France à Rome de 1828 à 1835, membre de l'Institut. - Fils de : Vernet, Antoine Charles Horace dit Carle (1758-1836) également peintre et lithographe. - Petit-fils de : Vernet, Josep. C

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        CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE. CANTO THE FOURTH

      London: John Murray, 1818. xiv,[4],[3]-257,[1]pp. Octavo. Three quarter crimson morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., others untrimmed. A couple surface scrapes to spine, occasional dusting, marginal smudging and isolated creases, but a good copy. Bound without terminal ads. First edition, Wise's first "issue." Randolph notes in his Preface that he projected, based on his research, a potential 49 different variants of the first edition of this work and consequently did not treat the edition with a full entry. WISE I:60-1. TINKER 525.

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        A Map of the Routes of the British Embassy, from the Mouth of the Peiho River to Pekin and from thence to Canton in the year 1816

      A. Small, London 1818 - Uncolored engraving. Image measures 19.5" x 15.5" This elegant 1816 map of China maps the route of the British Embassy from the mouth of the Peking River to Canton (modern day Guangzhou). Covers the region from the Gulf of Le-O-Tong (Liaodong Bay) south to Guangzhou and Macau. Hong Kong is identified, so is Formosa Island or Taiwan. The Great Wall of China and the Imperial Canal are also marked. Several towns and cities are noted, especially along the Yangtze River, and elevation is rendered by hachure. The map is in good condition with minor wear along the folds and minimal foxing. Tear near bottom margin repaired on verso. Accompanied by title page of journal. Henry Ellis (1788 - 1855) was born in Dublin, Ireland as the illegitimate son of Robert Hobart, chief secretary to the Irish viceroy. He joined the Bengal establishment of the East India Company from 1804 to 1811, and in 1814 secured the post of plenipotentiary to Persia. He was also involved in negotiating the Anglo-American peace treaty in 1815. In 1816, he was appointed public secretary with the rank of third commissioner for Lord Amherst's embassy to China. The embassy, which was on a diplomatic mission to China to protest the ill-treatment of British subjects, left England aboard the "Alceste" in 1816. The mission was largely unsuccessful and on the return trip, the "Alceste" sank after crashing into a submerged rock in the Java Sea. With his shipwrecked companions, including Lord Amherst, Ellis reached Java and on their voyage home, their ship anchored on St. Helena. It was here that he had several interviews with emperor Napoleon, who was in exile there. In one of the interviews, Napoleon is known to have said, "China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep. For when she wakes, she will shake the world." This map was included in Henry Ellis's "Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China", an extensive documentation of the embassy's proceedings. A quote on the title page of the book reads "It is a strange thing, that in sea voyages, where there is nothing to be seen but sky and sea, men should make diaries; but in land travel, wherein so much is to be observed, for the most part they omit it; as if chance were fitter to be registered than observation; let diaries therefore be brought in use. - Lord Bacon"

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        Jaar- en zakboekje der kunst en wetenschap bevorderende maatschappij onder de zinspreuk V.W. Met gegrav. titel. & muziekblad (eveneens met vergulde snede) & portret.

      - [Amsterdam], M. Westerman, 1818-20, 1823-34, 1837. 16 Vols. 12mo. 76-104-103-138-131-143-141-123-118-130-127-132-139-140-150-160 pp. Leer met vergulding, etiket in groen op voorplat, sneden verguld. (enkele exemplaren licht (water)vlekkig, enkele ietwat los in band) Na 1828: per deel 1 gedicht op uitvouwblad; 1831-34: 1 gevouwen blad met: gedicht in facsimile. Prijsboekjes: "Hulde aan J.M. Patrone" (=bekroond lid, secretaris) op 15 van 16 voorplatten, en eenmaal "Hulde aan het genootschap tot nut der jeugd te Antwerpen V.W." In tegenstelling tot de normale uitgaven in bedrukte papieren omslagen zijn deze prijsboekjes gebonden in leer, allen in dezelfde stijl doch (licht) van elkaar verschillend; 7 van 16 exemplaren met bindersaanduiding: [hofboekbinder] A[braham] van Rossum. Zie Storm van Leeuwen, Vorstelijke Boekbanden,12 (e.v.): "De belangrijkste Amsterdamse boekbinder uit de vroege negentiende eeuw was zeker Abraham van Rossum." KVNM 48.1,51-69: "Op 29 september 1806 kwam een aantal vrienden gewoontegetrouw bijeen in een cafe op het Leidseplein in Amsterdam. Die dag werd tijdens het gesprek het voorstel geopperd om [.] zelf een genootschap op te richten. Het doel zou moeten zijn 'Deugd te beoefenen, Menschlievendheid aan te kweeken, en Kunsten en Wetenschappen te bevorderen.' [.] De werkzaamheden zouden bestaan uit het beantwoorden van zelf opgegeven prijsvragen in de dicht- en taalkunde (dat wil zeggen het schrijven van gedichten en liedteksten) en het voorlezen van nuttige werken. Een jaar later waren de prijsvragen niet langer tot de taalkunde beperkt, maar strekten zij zich ook uit tot de tekenkunde. [.] Deze uitbreiding leidde in 1809 tot een officiele verdeling van het genootschap in drie departementen, gewijd aan respectievelijk taal- en dichtkunde, tekenkunde en muziek." Haar beslotenheid was groot, dit is opmerkelijk aangezien zij professionele musici onder haar (honoraire) leden telde, zoals Carolus Antonius (Antoine) Fodor, Jacob Rauscher en Jan George Bertelman. v.d.Berg,1986,12-45 :"Eenmaal per jaar wordt tussen de gouden prijswinnaars nog weer een superprijs uitgeloofd. Ter beoordeling daarvan werden buitengewoon honoraire leden, waartoe onder anderen Tollens en Kinker behoorden, gemobiliseerd. [.] Men zou nog kunnen denken, dat de Maatschappij toch de publiciteit zoekt op grond van de uitgave van een jaarlijks zakboekje vanaf 1818, maar dit in eigen beheer uitgegeven almanak-achtige periodiekje staat boordevol genootschapszaken en circuleert alleen in de eigen kring. Het is duidelijk, dat dit genootschap de handen vol heeft aan eigen oefening en geen behoefte heeft aan vertoon naar buiten."

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        SOKEN SANSUI GAFU

      , 1818. 1818. Good. [EHON] Yamaguchi SOKEN, artist. SOKEN SANSUI GAFU. Heian [Kyoto]: Bunka 15 [1818]. 2 volumes, 26.1 x 18.7 cm, buff paper covers, original printed title slips, bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji. The covers and slips are worn. See Mitchell, p.499. [This copy is identical in collation, save that Soken's seal is missing from the colophon page and there is no publishing information on the inside back cover.] Thus almost certainly a later printing. See also Hillier, volume one, pp.537-9. A well-printed later copy, good condition. A handsome and important book of landscapes printed with great elegance. Soken was one of Maruyama O^kyo^'s greatest disciples. 2 vols., complete.

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        THE FEDERALIST, ON THE NEW CONSTITUTION. WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1788, BY MR. HAMILTON, MR. MADISON, AND MR. JAY

      Jacob Gideon, City of Washington 1818 - The so-called "Gideon Edition", being a new edition and the first with the Madison articles newly edited by him, as well as the first edition with the authors of the letters identified by name [see the Madison Papers for Madison's letter of January 28, 1818 to Jacob Gideon: "I send you a Copy of the 1st. Edition of the "Federalist," with the name of the writers prefixed to their respective numbers."].Attractively bound to period style in modern full tan calf, with spine ruled in blind and the original and attractive title label laid down. The "most famous and influential American political work" [Howes H-114]. A pleasing copy of this important edition. (Sabin 23985; Howes H-114).

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Northanger Abbey [with] Persuasion - First UK Editions

      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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Fine & Rare Books]
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        Informe sobre la mejora y aumento de la cria de caballos, dado al Supremo Consejo de Guerra, por los tenientes generales D. Antonio Amar, Manuel Freyre, el Marques de Casa-Cagigal y el Mariscal de Campo, D. Diego Ballestreros, extendido Por el citado Marques, individuo de la junta, y con arreglo á las opiniones de esta. Impreso con aprobacion de S. M.

      Por D. Agustin Roca, impresor de Cámara de S. M., Barcelona 1818 - First edition. In contemporary grey wrappers. (1 [engraved frontispiece]), (6), 5-101, (1) and 1 folded plate. Report on the development and improvement of horse rearing in Spain. Waterstains to upper and lower edges with no effect on text, but with mark on the edges of the engravings. Chipped at extremities. Overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        British Field Sports; embracing practical Instructions in Shooting - Hunting - Coursing - Racing - Cocking - Fishing, &c. with observations on the breaking and training of dogs and horses; also The Management of Fowling Pieces and all other Sporting Impliments. By William Henry Scott [i.e., John Lawrence]

      Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London 1818 - First edition. Frontispiece, wood cut title-page and 33 other engraved plates. xi, [i], 615, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo (9-1/4 x 6 inches). Shooting - Hunting - Coursing - Racing - Cocking - Fishing, etc. Chute 385, Schwerdt Vol. I 304 Later red half calf, t.e.g., green lettering pieces Frontispiece, wood cut title-page and 33 other engraved plates. xi, [i], 615, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo (9-1/4 x 6 inches) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie.

      Leipzig, bei Carl Heinrich Reclam 1812-1818. - 2 Bände in 3 Abteilungen. 8°. XXIV, 759 S., 1 S.Berichtigung; X, 499 S., Titel, IV, 468 S. Pappbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildern und orangefarbenen Kleisterpapierbezügen. Hirsch IV, 188. - Garrison-Morton 2284 (für die 1817-1833 erschienene lateinische Ausgabe). - Seltene deutsche Erstausgabe. - Eines der Hauptwerke des führenden deutschen Anatomen vor Johannes Müller. - Durchgehend leicht gebräunt und fleckig. Name auf Titelblatt von Band 1. - Selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rob Roy.

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co.,, 1818. By the author of "Waverley", "Guy Mannering", and "The Antiquary". In three volumes. 3 volumes, duodecimo (178 x 105 mm). Contemporary brown calf, marbled paper sides, titles to spine gilt, spine fully gilt, edges sprinkled red. Pencil ownership inscription to half-title verso in vol. 1. Slight wear to extremities, light rubbing to boards, occasional light foxing; an excellent set. First edition. "Rob Roy is Scott's first first-person retrospective narration in which the narrator is convincingly wiser than he was in the days of his youth"; it is a key example of Scott's continual experimentation with narrative devices in his novels (ODNB).

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        Rob Roy. By the author of "Waverley", "Guy Mannering", and "The Antiquary". In three volumes.

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., 1818 - 3 volumes, duodecimo (178 x 105 mm). Contemporary brown calf, marbled paper sides, titles to spine gilt, spine fully gilt, edges sprinkled red. Pencil ownership inscription to half-title verso in vol. 1. Slight wear to extremities, light rubbing to boards, occasional light foxing; an excellent set. First edition. "Rob Roy is Scott's first first-person retrospective narration in which the narrator is convincingly wiser than he was in the days of his youth"; it is a key example of Scott's continual experimentation with narrative devices in his novels (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        OPINION OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE, IN THE CASE OF THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, VERSUS WILLIAM H. WOODWARD, ESQ. PRONOUNCED AT PLYMOUTH, IN THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON, AT THE NOVEMBER TERM, 1817. PRESENT, HON. WILLIAM M. RICHARDSON, CHIEF-JUSTICE. HON. SAMUEL BELL, HON. LEVI WOODBURY, JUSTICES.

      Concord:: Printed by Isaac Hill,. 1818. 27, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, starting to loosen, else Very Good. The lower court opinion in the famous Dartmouth College Case, brought because the anti-Federalist legislature of New Hampshire had abolished Dartmouth's charter and turned it into a state university. Webster was not original counsel in the Superior Court, but delivered Dartmouth's summation at the close of trial. No record of his speech evidently exists, "but it was said that his emotional peroration 'left the whole courtroom in tears.'" Peterson, The Great Triumvirate 99. Nevertheless, the Court found against Dartmouth; Webster took the case to the Supreme Court for a fee. There, Webster's claim-- that the charter was a contract whose obligations the legislature could not constitutionally impair-- succeeded, but it was not original: able but losing counsel had made it in the lower court. FIRST EDITION. BEAL 11611. Sabin 18623. AI 44995 [2].

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        A Sermon Lately Delivered on Universal Salvation: A very ancient doctrine; with some Account of the Life and Character of Its Author

      Printed for Nathaniel Coverly, Boston 1818 - Later printing (originally published in 1808). Printed self-wrappers. 12pp. Untrimmed and partially unopened. Light edgewear and a little soiling, a very good or better example of this fragile pamphlet. An uncommon and important sermon by the author Lemuel (not Samuel) Haynes, a satirical attack on Hosea Ballou and Universalism. Among the earliest works by an African-American author. Not in *Catalogue of the Blockson Collection* or *Work*. Very uncommon. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Cuisine Militaire. [Soldier plucking a chicken]

      Paris: Lasteyrie, 1818. . Lithograph.185 x 245mm. on sheet size 260 x 345mm. Marginal tears. Light foxing. Pierre Sanchez, Horace Vernet Dessinateur Lithographe, 1816-1838, no. 16. Bruzard no. 38. Beraldi, 68. Peintre d'histoire, dessinateur et lithographe. - Directeur de l'Académie de France à Rome de 1828 à 1835, membre de l'Institut. - Fils de : Vernet, Antoine Charles Horace dit Carle (1758-1836) également peintre et lithographe. - Petit-fils de : Vernet, Josep. C

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        On the Great Strength Given to Ships of War by the Application of Diagonal Braces" & "Astronomical Observations and Experiments, Selected for the Purpose of Ascertaining the Relative Distances of Clusters of Stars, and of Investigating How Far the Power of Our Telescopes May Be Expected to Reach into Space, When Directed to Ambiguous Celestial Objects" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 108, pp. 1-8, 429-470)

      Royal Society of London, London 1818 - Robert Seppings (1767-1840) was an English naval architect who developed a number of innovative designs that provided great assistance to the English Navy, his most noticeable being the system of cross-bracing outlined in this paper. William Herschel (1738-1822) was a an early astronomer who, working in conjunction with his sister, Caroline Herschel, made numerous discoveries including the planet Uranus. This is one of his many papers reporting out on his recent astronomical observations. This full volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates. vi, iv, [1], 527, [7], 23 [plates] pp. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Meteorological Journal for 1817 (26 pp.) included bound in at midpoint in the volume. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aquarelle. (Reise um die Erde nach der Natur aufgenommen in Egypten, Indien, China, Japan, Manilla, Amerika etc. - Aus Europa - Neue Folge). 3 Serien in 2 Mappen (alles).

      Imperial-Folio (57,5 x 47 cm). 68 Chromolithographien (meist 36 x 27 cm), montiert auf festem Karton, von R. Steinbock u. W. Loeillot nach Aquarellen von Eduard Hildebrandt lose in 2 OLwd.-Mappen (braun/rot) mit dekorativer Prägung in Gold, Schwarz u. 2 Farben. Thieme-Becker XVII, 74f. - Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869) unternahm als Königl. Preuß. Hofmaler auf Empfehlung Alexander von Humboldts im Auftrage Friedrich Wilhelms IV. mehrere Reisen, die er in Aquarellen dokumentierte. Nach seiner Weltreise 1862-64 stellte er im Anschluß 200 Aquarelle in Berlin aus, von denen eine Auswahl ab 1874 in Reproduktionen mit beschreibendem Text im Verlag Wagner, Berlin erschien. Nach drei Verlagswechseln vertrieb zuletzt R. Mitscher die Tafeln, die hier in sehr seltener Vollständigkeit mit allen drei Serien (ohne Text) vorliegen. Alle Tafeln rückseitig numeriert und betitelt. - Die Laschen der Mappen etw. lädiert. Taf. 1 im Rande stärker fleckig, sonst nur einige Fingerspuren im Rande der Kartons. Insgesamt ein außerordentlich wohlerhaltenes Ex. mit farbfrischen Lithos, in dieser Vollständigkeit und Erhaltung kaum noch einmal zu finden. *** Complete 3 Series of total 68 colour-printed lithographs after Hildebrandt. With views of architecture, landscape and street scenes of China, Egypt, India, Japan, North America, the Philippines, Europe etc. Mounted on cardboard with paper label on verso. Some spotting in the margins of the cardboards, very good condition.

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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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        Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Fourth

      John Murray, Albemarle-Street London 1818 - Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Fourth Byron, Lord (George Gordon) Published by John Murray, Albemarle-Street, London, 1818 First edition, xiv, [ii], 257 8vo. Bound in full straight grain morocco, elaborately gilt boards and spine also with blind tooling, fine silk deblurs slightly soiled with age, and gold tooling on the wide margined turnins. Fore Edge Painting! This volume has a beautiful fore-edge painting of the York Stairs – London. Samuel Pepys Lived at the entrance to York Stairs, being his entrance to the Thames embankment to the Thames and his transport by boat along the Thames as part of the Admiralty. From this Fore-edge painting you can also see Westminster Bridge in the back ground, Britain's most famous diarist, lived from 1679-1688 as Secretary of the Admiralty in London. His diary ends in 1669 though he also wrote others at different times in his life, for example the one that records his visit to Tangier in 1683-1684 In the author's estimation, the most successful canto of his masterpiece. Wise, "Byron" (see Wise for list of points). [Attributes: First Edition; 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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