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        Account Of A Voyage Of Discovery To The West Coast Of Corea [Korea], And The Great Loo-Choo Island [Japanese Ryukyu Islands].

      London: John Murray, 1818. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO A NATIONAL HERO. Quarto, pp.xvi; 222; cxxx, (Appendix); [70], Vocabulary and language comparison; [2], blank. Includes half-title, hand-colored aquatint frontispiece of 'Sulphur Island', 8 further plates by Havell (7 of which are hand-coloured), 5 engraved maps (2 of which are folding) and 1 technical plan. In a contemporary binding of black half calf over marbled boards, respined to style, drab green endpapers. With presentation note in ink to half title; 'Sir James Alexr. Gordon R.N. K.C.B. (GCB)/ With the author's best Regards'. Contents generally clean with light and occasional spotting and toning. Original boards rubbed, corners repaired, spine unmarked. A most important association; formerly the property of Admiral Gordon (1782-1869), a key sailor of his era and a five-star naval officer appointed Admiral of the Fleet, the highest rank of the British Royal Navy. During an illustrious career at the time of Britain's maritime dominance, he served under Lord Nelson and was directly involved in several major campaigns including the French Revolutionary Wars, The Anglo-Spanish War, The War of 1812, and The Napoleonic Wars. He is cited as the inspiration for C.S. Forester's heroic character Horatio Hornblower and in 1997 historian Bryan Perret chronicled his life and times under the title 'The Real Hornblower' (Pen and Sword Publishing). Gordon fought, commanded and was victorious in numerous major battles and actions including The Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794), Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797), The Blockade of Cadiz (1808), The Battle of Lissa (1811), The Blockade of France (1812), The Raid of Alexandra/Potomac River (1814), The Battle of Baltimore (1814), The Attack on Fort Henry (1814) and The Battle of New Orleans (1815). From 1811 onwards Gordon used a wooden leg as a result of a canonball hit during the Battle of Palagruza, and after the cessation of hostilities he held a number of superior posts including Superintendent of the Naval Hospital at Plymouth, Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard and Governor of Greenwich Hospital. Marking his exceptional and distinguished record, he was appointed Admiral of the Fleet in 1868 and is buried at Greenwich close to the entrance of the National Maritime Museum. An obituary published 3rd June 1869 hailed him as "The Last of Nelson's Captains"

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

      London: Thomas Kelly, 1818 - 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. 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. 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. 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 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Analysis and analogy recommended as the means of rendering experience and observations useful in education. Dedicated by permission to His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent and Strathearn, etc. etc.

      Paris: printed by M. Nouzon, 1818. 4to., vii + (1) + 152 + (2)pp., including the half-title, and with an explanatory 'errata' leaf* at end, scattered foxing, signature of original owner ('Rich'd E. Wells Augt. 4. 1818') on half-title, inkstamps of an institutional library (not a lending library) on title page, well bound in 19th century half calf over cloth boards, neatly rebacked with gilt lines and spine label. A good, crisp, copy. First edition. This is both a rare and a little known book by the educationist and mining entrepreneur, Henry Grey Macnab (1760-1823). Macnab had acted as a private tutor of elocution and rhetoric at the University of Glasgow for nine years between about 1782 and 1790. He published with the university's printer three books on education and elocution in 1785 and 1786, including A plan of reform in English schools> (Glasgow, 1786). Medical studies, mining projects, heavy debts, escape to France to avoid his creditors, were all followed by his return to London in 1815 when he became physician to the Duke of Kent and Strathearn. A keen supporter of the socialist Robert Owen, the Duke asked Macnab to visit New Lanark in September 1819 to report on Owen's establishment there. An enthusiastic report followed. [Oxford DNB>]. The present work predates Macnab's visit to New Lanark and it is worth noticing that although the author cites almost every educationist of note - including Locke, D'Alembert, Reid, Stewart, Bacon, Gaultier, Lancaster, Bell, Hamel, Hume, Rousseau, Priestley, and Berkeley - he appears to fail to mention Owen. * This final leaf is rather a statement of apology for the 'typographical and grammatical errors, which are to be found almost in every page of this hasty production'. Macnab explains that 'the workmen who composed the press were totally unacquainted with the English language ...'.

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        Chemaran giteleats' or e hamar o t teghekut'iwn harkawor gitut'eants', azatakan aruestits' i pets usumnaser mankants'

      Second edition, rare, this book in Armenian printed in Venice, illustrated with a vignette title, frontispiece, shape and 4 folding plates containing many figures.Pleine Sheepskin brown vintage. Smooth spine decorated wheels and 4 irons. Gilt edges. Without the part of title are leaving only the trace. Wormholes on the back and on the first pages. The book is a compilation of knowledge and discoveries in all fields of knowledge, dedicated to youth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Vans Srboyn Ghazaru Venice (Venise) 1818 In 8 (11x19cm) (8) 380pp. relié

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        Die nywe Testamant von ons Heer Jesus Christus ka set over in die Creols tael en ka give na die ligt tot dienst van die deen Mission in America Die tweede edition


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        Oeuvres complètes de Marmontel

      - Verdière, Paris 1818 -1819, 18 tomes en 18 Vol. in 8 (12,5x21cm), 18 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione, illustrata con 38 figure a piena pagina, tra cui un frontespizio disegnato da Choquet e incisa da Leroux. L'edizione prima raccolta apparve nel 1777, incompleto. Romantico metà biondo vitello smaltato. Spine a coste decorato con ferro e rulli monastici ferri gentili alternata calda e fredda. Bordi in marmo. Alcuni angoli urtato; indietro con tracce di attrito (concentrate in alcune parti del titolo e numero del volume), alcuni tappi logoro; mancanza nel piede del dorso del primo volume. Alcuni punti. Bel set, molto decorativa, in stile di leganti Cattedrale Thouvenin. Dettagli: Vol. I e 2; Memorie; Vol. 3-6, Racconti morali; Vol. 7 Belisario; Vol. 8 Gli Incas; Vol. 9 Theatre; Vol. 10 Miscele; Vol. 11 Pharsalia; Vol. 12-15, elementi di letteratura; Vol. 16, grammatica e della logica; Vol. 17 La metafisica e la morale; Vol. 18, Reggenza del duca d'Orléans. Bella edizione, opere complete di Marmontel largo della stampa di Didot; un volume di opere postume apparve nel 1820. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée de 38 figures hors-texte, dont un frontispice, dessinés par Choquet et gravés par Leroux. Une première édition collective avait paru en 1777, incomplète. Reliures en demi veau blond glacé Romantique. Dos à nerfs orné de fers et roulettes de type monastique, alternant fers à froid et à chaud. Tranches marbrées. Certains coins émoussés ; dos comportant des traces de frottements (concentrées dans les pièces de titre et de tomaison), quelques coiffes élimées ; un manque en pied du dos du premier tome. Quelques rousseurs. Belle série, très décorative, dans le goût des reliures à la cathédrale de Thouvenin. Détails : Vol. I et 2; Mémoires ; Vol. 3 à 6, Contes moraux ; Vol. 7, Belisaire ; Vol. 8, Les incas ; Vol. 9, Théâtre ; Vol. 10, Mélanges ; Vol. 11, La pharsale ; Vol. 12 à 15, Eléments de littérature ; Vol. 16, Grammaire et logique ; Vol. 17, Métaphysique et morale ; Vol. 18, Régence du Duc d'Orléans. Belle édition, complète, des oeuvres de Marmontel, sortie des presses de Didot ; un volume d'oeuvres posthumes est paru en 1820.

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        Almanach dédié aux Dames pour l'An 1818

      Le Fuel, Delaunay, 1818. In-18 (127 x 83 mm), maroquin à long grain rouge, dos lisse orné, dentelle autour des plats avec motif central, roulette sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Illustré d'une vignette de titre par Lambert, de 6 gravures hors texte d'après Annibal Carrache, François Miéris, Rembrant, Joseph Vernet, Jean Winants et Isaac Van-Ostade, un calendrier gravé de 2 feuillets, et 13 vignettes pour le Calendrier souvenir. Textes de Armand-Delille, de Courcy, Laus de Boissy, Millevoye, Saintine, de Salm, etc. 15 pages de musique. (quelques petits défauts, rousseurs). // 18o (127 x 83 mm), red long-grained morocco, smooth spine tooled, dentelle border on covers with central tooling, roll on turns-in and inside, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with a vignette on title by Lambert, 6 engraved plates after Annibal Carrache, François Miéris, Rembrant, Joseph Vernet, Jean Winants and Isaac Van-Ostade, an engraved calendar of 2 leaves, and 13 vignettes for the "Calendrier souvenir". Texts by Armand-Delille, de Courcy, Laus de Boissy, Millevoye, Saintine, de Salm, etc. 15 pages of music. (some little defects, brownings).

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        Solon Robinson] An Agricultural and Economical Almanack For The Year Of Our Lord 1818.

      Maltby, Goldsmith & Co, New Haven, Conn. 1818 - A remarkably early Solon Robinson piece consisting of his inscriptions in An Agricultural and Economical Almanack For The Year Of Our Lord 1818. [Elijah Middlebrook. New Haven, Conn.: Maltby, Goldsmith & Co.] This constitutes evidence of his hitherto rumoured earliest days of peddling, before rising to prominence in Indiana. He would have been 14 yrs old in Jan. 1818. The inscriptions, in order of placement in the almanac are as follows: "Capt. Eliphalet Hendee [illeg.] Andover Society Tolland County Jan 25th 1818" / "Maltby Goldsmith and Co keeps constantly on hand all kinds books which they will sell for cash on the lowest terms NB all pedlars supplied on the shortest Notice" / "NB the highest prise in the Trainfield Lottery is three thousand Dollars. Written for the benefit of Amelia Babcock Coventry January 2nd 1820 Solon Robinson. This is to certyfy [?sic] that the above writing is of no use to any one. Solon Rb" [squiggled] [Amelia Babcock was the wife of Capt. Eliphalet Hendee; as residents of Tolland they would have known Robinson also of Tolland] / "Solon Robinson Pedlar and Hawker and petty Chapman A native of Tolland A resident of Saybrook old Society Oyster River Village one mile from the platform State of Connecicut [sic] S" / "Solon Robinson Coventry Jan 2nd A 1820 Andover [At Mile R ?] Mansfield Conn" / Brief notation to otherwise blank leaf: S B16818 Nov / Finally and fittingly considering his future in agriculture, his notation beneath the printed notice of frequent complaints of bad vegetables which a little care would prevent: "I believe it". Almanc in fair condition only with edges tanned and brittle, corners curled. The last complete page is 32, with only the upper portion of pp. 33-36 remaining [of 36]. Side and saddle sewn binding is sound. Size: 12mo. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works


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        Det menskliga lifwets obeständighet eller samtal emellan döden och menniskor af allehanda stånd.

      Calmar, tryckt i Carl Fredric Bergs Boktryckeri, 1818. 19 x 16,5 cm. 79, (1) s. Illustrerad med 38 träsnitt i texten. Häftad i samtida, marmorerade pappomslag med senare ryggremsa. Omslagen nötta, bakre omslaget med nagg i övre hörnet, främre falsen med revor om ca 4 respektive 6 cm intill rygghuvud och -fot. Inlagan genomgående tämligen kraftigt lagerfläckad, övre marginalen med liten genomgående fläck. Sidan 15 med liten nagg i nedre hörnet, sidan 47 med reva om ca 2,5 cm i marginalen, sidorna 59-62 lite hårt skurna i nedre marginalen. Niels Prahls danska original utkom första gången 1767, ett flertal svenska upplagor utkom mellan åren 1777 och 1822. Ovanlig.

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        Analysis and analogy recommended as the means of rendering experience and observations useful in education.

      4to., vii + (1) + 152 + (2)pp., including the half-title, and with an explanatory 'errata' leaf* at end, scattered foxing, signature of original owner ('Rich'd E. Wells Augt. 4. 1818') on half-title, inkstamps of an institutional library (not a lending library) on title page, well bound in 19th century half calf over cloth boards, neatly rebacked with gilt lines and spine label. A good, crisp, copy.Publisher: Paris: printed by M. Nouzon,Year: 1818Edition: First edition.

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        Undersøgelse om det gamle Nordiske eller Islandske Sprogs Oprindelse.

      1818 1818 - Et af det Kongelige Danske Videnskabers Selskab kronet Prisskrift. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal, Popp 1818. XII + 312 s. + 1 tillæg. Totalt ubeskåret eksemplar med talrige håndskrevne noter i marging, indbundet i senere privat halvlæder med farvet titelfelt og guld- og blindtryk på ryggen. Navn på titelblad. * Med Holger Begtrups stempel på titelbladet, og de håndskrevne noter kan stammme fra højskoleforstanderen, som sidst i 1870erne underviste C. Hostrups søn i oldnordisk.Rask var en sjælden udpræget sproglig begavelse. De nordiske sprog stod hele livet hans hjerte nærmest, og ligesom de, og særligt islandsk, stedse var det centrale i al hans forskning. Det er ham der har skabt den nordiske sprogvidenskab og grundlagt studiet af oldnordisk-islandsk.Study in the Origin of the old Nordic and Icelandic Language. Rask was one of the founders of the modern science of language and the first to study the ancient Nordic languages systematically. Bibl. Danica IV, 58. DBl(3), 11,646. Fiske I,482.

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        The Fables of Aesop, and Others, with Designs on Wood

      Newcastle: Printed by E. Walker, for T. Bewick and Son, 1818. First edition. Imperial 8vo. xxiv, 376 pp. Nineteenth century brown half calf over marbled boards, sometime rebacked to style, spine with gilt tooled wide raised bands, gilt lettered black label, endpapers and all edges marbled. 188 woodcuts and 136 tailpieces plus the printed "Seaweed Receipt" leaf with Bewick's thumb-print plus his and his son's signatures, this copy also signed by Bewick in manuscript with the size of the book and the price also in his own hand. Some wear to the sides with superficial losses to the leather, neat repair to the head of the upper joint, very good overall. Tattersfield, 1.35.

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        De oculorum hominis animaliumque sectione horizontali commentatio

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck et Ruprecht, 1818. 1818, 1818, in-folio, 78pp, 2 tableaux, 4pl, cartonnage bleu muet (reliure de l'époque), 4 planches gravées par Gross, Schleich, représentant une coupe du cerveau et des coupes de l'oeil. PREMIERE EDITION. Detmar Wilhelm Soemmerring (1793-1871) était le fils de l'ophtalmologiste Samuel Thomas Soemmerring. Il donne ici une des premières études d'anatomie comparée de l'oeil chez les vertébrés. Ex-libris découpé sur la page de titre, manques au dos

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        Briefe über Schweden im Jahre 1812. Aus dem Dänischen übersetzt mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen des Verfassers. I - III.

      1818 - Altona, J. F. Hammerich, 1818-20. 8:o. XXIV,446,(2) + VIII,392 pp. & 8 printed tables on 5 leaves + XVI,414 pp. Three volumes in contemporary half calf, somewhat worn, with gilt spines and twin black labels. Blue sprinkled edges. Some scratch-marks to spines. Insignificant minor spotting. Paper on p. 196 in volume II with small repair made before the printing. Bookplate. Bring Itineraria svecana 400. The Danish original was published in 1814-17 following the publication of minor parts of the text in the Danish journal "Athene". Translations were also made into Swedish and Dutch. Pp. 279-410 in volume III contain "Kurzer Umriss der Epochen in der Geschichte der schwedischen Nationallitteratur". Christian Molbech was librarian at the Royal Library and professor of literature at Copenhagen University from 1829. During his travel he established relations with Swedish authors, especially with the Romantics in Uppsala Stockholm, and a large part of this travel book is dedicated to Sweden's literary and learned circles. Molbech travelled through Skåne, Småland, Västergötland, Värmland, Närke, Västmanland, Uppland, Stockholm, Östergötland and Blekinge. He made a new travel in 1842. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Description of Greenland. A New Edition with an Historical Introduction and a Life of the Author. Illustrated with a Map of Greenland, and numerous Engravings in wood. London, T. a. J. Allman, 1818.

      Bound uncut in a little later boards. Titlelabel on back. CIII,225 pp. + Publishers Catalogue (6) pp. and folded engraved map (lower left corner with a little loss of plate, repaired). A few brownspots. 3 leaves with tear, no loss and repaired, 1818. Lauridsen VIII:196. Anden engelske oversættelse af Egedes "Det gamle Grønlands Nye Perlustration...1729".

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        [Ballet]. Il Conte d'Essex Appartamento d'una Regina. Etching and aquatint by Carlo Zucchi after Alessandro Sanquirico (1737-1777).

      334 x 402 mm. A very good impression on wove paper. This scene from the ballet depicts a high vaulted Gothic room in which a seated woman and two men watch while a second women (?the queen) dances. Small tear to lower edge, not affecting image. Il Conte d'Essex was first performed at La Scala in Milan in the autumn of 1818. The music for the ballet is ascribed to the Austrian writer and composer Peter Lichtenthal (1780-1853). "He was a close friend of Mozart's son Karl, and an ardent proponent of Mozart's chamber music. He composed about 50 works, including seven ballets for the Teatro alla Scala, church music, orchestral music (about 15 symphonies), chamber music, songs, piano and organ works. A number of these were published; most of his manuscripts are in the Milan Conservatory library." Alfred Loewenberg and Bruce Carr in Grove Music Online. "Gioia's works show the cross-fertilization between opera and pantomime balletn dancer and choreographer. "... his prodigious output amounted to some 95 different ballets in more than 220 productions. Gioia's works show the cross-fertilization between opera and pantomime ballet... Gioia's ballets were important models for Italian operas of his and the following generation... The realistic acting technique of dancers in Gioia's ballets influenced the expressive art of such outstanding young singers as Pasta and Malibran..." Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell in Grove Music Online.

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        Traités d'Hippocrate du régime dans les maladies aigues; des avis, des eaux et des dieux.

      Paris, Eberhart, 1818. ____ Belle édition en grec et en latin. Traduction par François-Christophe de Mercy sur le texte grec "d'après la collation des manuscrits de la Bibliothéque du Roi ; avec une dissertation sur les manuscrits; les variantes, et des observations analytiques sur la doctrine d'Hippocrate; un mémoire sur la naissance des sectes dans les divers âges de la médecine." Illustré par une carte géographique de la Gréce dépliante et le portrait d'Hippocrate en frontispice. Très bel exemplaire dans une fort belle reliure de l'époque. *****. In-12. Collation : VIII, 581 pp., 1 carte Maroquin à long grain rouge, dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats, dos lisse orné de motifs dorés, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        BOIELDIEU Adrien Le Petit Chaperon Rouge Opéra Chant Orchestre 1818

      1818 - BOIELDIEU Adrien Le Petit Chaperon Rouge Opéra-Féerie en trois actes Paroles de Mr Théaulon dédiée au Roi par Adrien Boieldieu pour Chant et Orchestre (Conducteur) Membre de l'Institut et de la Musique particulière de la Chambre du Roi Paris, chez Boieldieu Jeune 707 XIXe siècle 361 pages Reliure pleine toile 33.0 x 25.5 cm Très bon état a2117 Ensemble/Orchestre [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aqua Pictura. Illustrated by a Series of Original Specimens from the works of Messrs. Payne, Munn, Francia, Samuel, Varley, Wheatley, Young, Christal, Cartwright, Girtin, Clennel, Cox, Prout, Hills, Dewint, Owen, Glover, Turner, Loutherbourg, &c. &c. Exhibiting the works of the most approved modern water coloured draftsmen, with their style & method of touch, engraved and finished in progressive examples.Second edition.

      London: Printed for the Proprietors and sold by Hassell & Co.and Messrs. sherwood Neely & Co. c 1818 - Oblong folio (32 x 46 cm.) pp.[iv+36]. Later half brown morocco over contemporary marbled boards . Ownership inscription of Emma Leegrew, Feb 29th, 1852, to front endpaper. Ex libris Alexander A. Berens. 19 illustrations (on 18 leaves) each shown in four states, etching, aquatint, aquatint with sepia wash and hand-coloured aquatint (i.e. 76 illustrations in total), and the text with colour samples interspersed. plates dated 1818 except for three dated 1811 and 1812. Occasional minor spotting, light dampstain to top right corner of last few leaves, final plate neatly repaired along lower margin, head of one text leaf cropped without any loss of text. Originally issued in parts in 1813 Hassell deconstructs pictures by the leading artists of the day offering insights into their methods and colouring. Abbey, Life, 140 - for the first, also undated, edition, with the plates all dated 1811-13. [Attributes: 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: 1818. Octavo, frontispiece and coloured aquatint plates; in contemporary speckled calf. Second and best edition, with numerous additions and alterations, of this famous account of the voyage of the Alceste which brought Lord Amherst to China to serve as ambassador, and specifically to negotiate the China trade, at the time a matter of dispute between China and Great Britain. McLeod, who was surgeon on the ship, describes the voyage out, the various calls in the East Indies, surveying off Korea, the visit to Okinawa, another to Manila, and the shipwreck off the coast of Sumatra and subsequent rescue from Malay pirates. This was one of the most popular travel books of its time, portraying the Far East to a much wider audience than had been reached by earlier accounts. Rebacked, good.

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        Nomothesia ou hypsélotatou kai eusevetatou authentou kai hégemonos pasés Houngrovlachias kyriou, kyriou Ioannou Georgiou Karatza, voevoda.

      Vienne, Typographia tou Ioan. Varth. Tzvekiou , 1818. ____***** First edition. This legislation of Wallachia, was published both in Greek and Romanian, and remained a civil law of the country for about fifty years. Compiled and arranged by Ioannes Georgiou Karatzas (or Karadja), hospodar of Walachia. Entirely printed in Greek, engraved title page, portrait and one folding plate. Fine copy. Very rare. In-8. Collation : portrait, (4), 132, (8) pp., 1 planche dépliante. Demi-veau brun, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Monumento à Elevação da Colonia do Brazil a Reino, e ao Estabelecimento do Triplice Imperio Luso. As obras de Pùblio Virgilio Maro, traduzidas em verso portuguez, e annotadas por

      Rio de Janeiro, 1818-19. Typographia Real. Original wrappers. Some pencil scribbles, tiny hole in Vol. III, p. 27/28 with loss of 3 numerals & 2 letters, some slight discolouration, otherwise a fine copy.. This rare work, a monument to Brazil as capital of the Portuguese Empire, is preceded by a copy of the decree from D. João VI granting Lima Leitão exclusive rights for 15 years to translate Virgil. A biography of Virgil appears on Vol. I, pp. 1 16, and both the Éclogas and the Geórgicas have a preface by the translator. Valle Cabral 522 & 567.[removed][removed][removed][removed]

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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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        The Law of Libel: in Which is Contained a General History of This Law in the Ancient Codes, and of Its Introduction, and Successive Alterations, in the Law of England [&c]. First American, from the Second London Edition . . . by Anthony Bleecker. Cohen 10934

      Only American edition of the first treatise published in this country on the law of libel (and on torts in general), with a preliminary historical treatment followed by Holt's principal analysis, arranged by type of libel; not in McCoy. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, neatly blind and gilt-tooled, some browning and some marginal staining, but a good usable copy. Published by Stephen Gould, Law Bookseller [etc.], New-York, 1818.

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        Der Hammeltanz in Hornberg, im Hintergrund Blick zur Burgruine.

      - Aquatinta v. Nilson n. Vollmar aus Schreiber, Trachten, Volksfest . im Grossherzotum Baden b. Herder in Freiburg, 1818, 21 x 28,5 Schefold, Nr. 26924. - Das Blatt zeigt mehrere Personen in Tracht - sitzend und stehend - um ein geschmücktes Schaf.

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        Das Hanfschleissen bei Lahr.

      - Aquatinta v. Nilson n. Vollmar aus Schreiber, Trachten, Volksfest . im Grossherzotum Baden b. Herder in Freiburg, 1818, 21 x 28,5 Nicht bei Schefold. - Das Blatt zeigt mehrere Personen in Tracht - sitzend und stehend - um ein Lagerfeuer bei der Arbeit, dem "Hanfschleissen". .

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        Charlemagne ou la Caroleide, poëme épique en vingt quatre chants

      Lenormand.. First Edition illustrated by Horace Vernet two frontispieces and 5 originals ink drawings and unsigned wash. A folding map enhanced color endnotes places where the poem takes place. Full contemporary calf. Smooth back decorated with two boxes to the Grotesque, multiple threads and wheels. Part of title and volume number in green morocco. Croisillonnés cold boards, wide wheel with foliage framing, and Greek vases. Friction to the joints and flat edges. Gilt edges. Beautiful copy, despite some flaws. Charles-Victor Prévost Arlincourt (1788-1856) was, before sinking into oblivion, one of the figures of Romanticism, and its popularity rivaled Hugo. But cheered by a female audience, it was harpooned by critics who thought his incredible productions. He published his poem on Charlemagne to great fanfare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Lenormand. Paris 1818 in 8 (13,5x22cm) de 279pp. , 274pp. 2 volume reliés en 1

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        Description de l'Egypte. Antiquité. Descriptions. Tome II complet. Troisième livraison

      De l'imprimerie impériale. First edition of this volume constitutes the third delivery, part Antiquities, Volume II Editorial. Table of Contents Chapter X Chapter XVII, each chapter has a separate pagination and table. The first volume of these descriptions was published in 1809. Beautiful impression on strong paper cloth. Brochure Pink untrimmed time, wide-margined. Label title. Small accidents, friction, and rare spots ... Table of contents Chapter XVII: - Description antiques Denderah; by MM. DeVilliers and Jollois. Notice on the ruins of Qus and Keft. - Description dess antiques Abydus; E. Jomard. -Description of Antiquities Antaepolis; E. Jomard. - Description of Syout and antiques which appear to have belonged to the ancient city of Lycopolis; by MM. DeVilliers and Jollois. All these descriptions were made in situ, and made from notes taken on the spot by the researchers. Description ruins Achmouneyn or Hermopolis magna; E. Jomard. Description Antonoé; by the same. Description of Antiquities Eptanomide; by the same. Description antiques nome Arsinoïte today Fayoum. Section I. Section II. Section III. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'imprimerie impériale à Paris 1818 In Folio (27x42,5cm) (6) 70pp. (2bc.) 36pp. ; 24pp. ; 16pp. ; 20pp. ; 44pp. ; 79pp. ; 51pp. Un Vol. broché

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        Essais de Michel de Montaigne. Nouvelle édition.

      Paris, Lefèvre, 1818. ____ "Cette édition réunit à tous les avantages de celle de Naigeon, plusieurs améliorations détaillées dans la préface. L'impression est soignée et le papier de belle qualité. On en a tiré cent exemplaires en Grand Papier vélin qui sont fort beaux, et qu'on ne trouve plus facilement." (Brunet). Il s'agit ici de l'un des 100 exemplaires imprimés sur grand papier vélin, contenant le portrait avant la lettre. Il provient de la bibliothèque d'Antoine Augustin Renouard qui a fait ajouter à l'exemplaire un chapitre imprimé avec les mêmes caractères. On lit une note, très probablement de la main de Renouard : "à la fin du cinquième volume est l'éloge de Montaigne, par Mr. Droz, qui se trouve dans l'Art d'être heureux, et dont cet exemplaire a été tiré exprès de surplus pour être placé à la suite de l'ouvrage dont il fait l'éloge." Il a fait relier dans cet exemplaire 6 portraits : outre le portrait de Tardieu, un portrait de Richelieu (T. I, IV), un portrait de Montaigne (I, VII), deux autres portraits en tête du tome 3 (dont un dessiné et gravé par Dupont) et un autre par Saint-Aubin en tête du tome 4. Antoine Augustin Renouard (1765-1853) a été libraire, éditeur et grand bibliophile. Il est aussi l'auteur des "Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde". Sa dernière bibliothèque de 3604 lots s'est vendue en 1853 en 25 vacations. Des rousseurs. Tous les exemplaires passés en vente ces dernières années sont décrits comme roussis. Bon exemplaire, relié par Purgold. Brunet III, 1840. Ex-libris de Renouard. Catalogue d'une précieuse collection de livres ... composant actuellement la bibliothèque de M. A. A. R[enouard] (1853) n° 2355. *****. 5 volumes grand in-8. Collation : Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque, Purgold.).

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        Fundamenta astronomiae pro anno MDCCLV deducta ex observationibus viri incomparabilis James Bradley in specula astronomica Grenovicensi per annos 1750-1762 institutis.

      First edition Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1818. A fine copy of this work which "constitutes a milestone in the history of astronomical observations, for until then positions of stars could not be given with comparable accuracy: through Bessel's work, Bradley's observations were made to mark the beginning of modern astrometry" (Walter Fricke in DSB). Norman 226; Honeyman 311. "In 1807 Olbers encouraged [Bessel] to do a reduction of Bradley's observations of the positions of 3,222 stars, which had been made from 1750 to 1762 at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. This task led to one of his greatest achievements ... "Bessel recognized that Bradley's observations gave a system of very accurate star positions for the epoch 1755 and that this could be utilized in two ways. First, a reference system for the measurement of positions of stars and planets was required. Second, the study of star motions necessitated the determination of accurate positions for the earliest possible epoch. Tobias Mayer had determined fundamental star positions from his own observations around the middle of the eighteenth century, but Bradley was never able to reduce his own numerous observations. "The observations of star positions had to be freed of instrumental errors, insofar as these could be determined from the measurements themselves, and of errors caused by the earth's atmosphere (refraction). The apparent star positions at the time of a particular observation (observation epoch) had to be reduced to a common point in time (mean epoch) so that they would be freed of the effects of the motion of the earth and of the site of observation. For this a knowledge of the precession the nutation, and the aberration was necessary. Bessel determined the latitude of Greenwich for the mean epoch 1755 and the obliquity of the ecliptic, as well as the constants of precession, nutation, and aberration. To determine precession from proper motions, Bessel used both Bradley's and Piazzi's observations ... "The positions of Bradley's stars valid for 1755 were published by Bessel as 'Fundamenta astronomiae pro anno 1755' (1818). This work also gives the proper motions of the stars, as derived from these observations of Bradley, of Piazzi, and of Bessel himself. It constitutes a milestone in the history of astronomical observations, for until then positions of stars could not be given with comparable accuracy: through Bessel's work, Bradley's observations were made to mark the beginning of modern astrometry. During this investigation Bessel became an admirer of the art of observation as practiced by Bradley; and because Bradley could not evaluate his own observations, Bessel followed and also taught the principle that immediately after an observation, the reduction had to be done by the observer himself. Further, he realized that the accurate determination of the motions of the planets and the stars required continuous observations of their positions until such motions could be used to predict 'the positions of the stars ... for all times with sufficient accuracy'." (DSB) Houzeau & Lancaster 10117. Slim folio: 330x190 mm. Fine contemporary red moiré boards with gilt-lettered spine. Pp. [12] [1] 3-325 [1:errata]. Internally clean, rare in such good condition.

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        Letterpress receipt, completed in manuscript, signed by Brisbane.

      [England]: 1 September, 1818. Sheet of laid paper, 153 x 196 mm., printed to both sides and completed in secretarial hand, signed Brisbane. Attractive printed payslip boldly signed by Brisbane while serving in France as part of the occupying army.Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (1773-1860) purchased his commission in 1789 and saw service in Ireland (where he served with a young Wellington), Flanders, the West Indies and Jamaica, India, and the Peninsula War. In 1812 he was promoted Brigadier-General at Wellington's express wish, and in 1815 was knighted. For the following three years he served in the army of occupation in France, and it was during his service there that he signed this slip at his new rank of Major General. As early as 1815 he had applied to become Governor of New South Wales, and it was not until November 1820, again on Wellington's advice, that that appointment was made and he took over from Macquarie in December the following year.The slip confirms that for the two month period between 25 June and 24 August 1818 Brisbane received the sum o9f £144.12.5 as pay for a "Major General with an Aide de Camp". The printed slip was issued on behalf of William Purdue Smith, Deputy-Paymaster General to the Forces on the Continent, under orders from Wellington.Manuscript material relating to Brisbane, particularly relating to his career before the governorship, is quite rare on the market. Very good.

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        The Cottage in the Wood; or, The Art of Becoming Rich and Happy. 2nd edn. 18mo.

      Bradford: T. Inkersley. 1818 Engr. front. after F. James, sculpted by E. Stather; sl. offsetting on titlepage.Later 19th century full crimson crushed morocco, triple ruled gilt borders, raised bands, gilt compartments & dentelles, green & brown morocco labels. Bookplate of George John Armytage. v.g. 69pp.Brontë's tale emphasises the virtues of Christian conviction and restraint, and shows that a happy and loving relationship can only be achieved when the teachings of God have been truly accepted. Mary, the heroine, steadfastly rebuts the constant approaches of the dashing Mr Bower, as she cannot reconcile her absolute faith with his religious indifference. Only when he has accepted the Gospel can their lives be shared and true happiness be attained. Mr Bower, despite losing his fortune, becomes 'rich' through spiritual enlightenment, and the familial comforts that follow. In his preamble, Brontë emphasises his commitment to presenting the truth of human existence, and advises the reader against the artifice and deception apparent in the literature of the day. He is in no doubt as to the damaging nature of the current literary trends: 'The sensual novelist and his admirer, are beings of depraved appetites and sickly imaginations, who have learnt the art of self-tormenting, are diligently and zealously employed in creating an imaginary world, which they can never inhabit ... The romantic author, overstepping the bounds of probability, will freely indulge in the miraculous ... transforming beggars into kings and queens, and kings and queens into beggars ... extracting the most unqualified approbation, and the tenderest sympathy from the pusilanimous reader, who has never yet been wise enough to admire the language of truth ...'. This remains one of the Brontë family's most difficult titles: two copies are recorded on COPAC, at the BL and Leeds, and there are no records of the title at auction.

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        Die Schönheiten der Königl. Kreisstadt Augsburg und deren Umgebungen.

      Agb. und Lpz., Jenisch & Stage, ca. 1818. 20,5 x 17 cm. 61 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titel und 49 Kupfertafeln nach J.Chr. Weyermann u.a. Pp. d. Zt. Nicht bei Lentner und Pfister. - Sehr seltene Neuausgabe der erstmals 1748 von M. Seutter veröffentlichten \"Prospecten der fürnehmsten offentl. Gebäude und Pläze\" (vgl. Lentner 6528). Vier Ansichten (Residenz, Kaufleut-Stube, Breyvogelsches Bad, Spickel) wurden neu hinzugefügt. - Einband stark bestoßen und beschabt. Titel und Frontispiz stockfleckig, das Frontispiz verso gestempelt (schlägt durch), teils etwas fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Schwaben

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        AUGSBURG. - Kayser, G.H. Die Schönheiten der Königl. Kreisstadt Augsburg und deren Umgebungen.

      Agb. und Lpz., Jenisch & Stage, ca. 1818 - 20,5 x 17 cm. 61 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titel und 49 Kupfertafeln nach J.Chr. Weyermann u.a. Pp. d. Zt. Nicht bei Lentner und Pfister. - Sehr seltene Neuausgabe der erstmals 1748 von M. Seutter veröffentlichten "Prospecten der fürnehmsten offentl. Gebäude und Pläze" (vgl. Lentner 6528). Vier Ansichten (Residenz, Kaufleut-Stube, Breyvogelsches Bad, Spickel) wurden neu hinzugefügt. - Einband stark bestoßen und beschabt. Titel und Frontispiz stockfleckig, das Frontispiz verso gestempelt (schlägt durch), teils etwas fleckig.

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        Rural Residences, consisting of a series of designs for cottages, decorated cottages, small villas, and other ornamental buildings...

      London: for R. Ackermann, 1818. Imperial octavo, frontispiece and 26 aquatint plates, all handcoloured; nineteenth century purple half calf. In this beautifully illustrated book George Papworth (1775-1847) intended to demonstrate that even a modest cottage could be raised to a high aesthetic plane with the application of the principles of proportion and form. James Broadbent in The Australian Colonial House has traced the influence of Papworth's designs on grander Colonial works: for a palatial house Macarthur was to have built at Pyrmont, as well as some of the features of the prestigious Newington at Silverwater.This is a good copy of the first edition of Papworth's exquisite book on picturesque cottage design. Papworth, leading architect, landscaper and interior designer of his day, popularised the rustic cottages ornés through this work and in Ackermann's Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c. Joints slightly rubbed but in generally fine condition.

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        The history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peter, Westminster: Including notices and biographical memoirs of the abbots and deans of that foundation.

      First edition, illustrated with a total of 62 engraved plates. Allibone describes Brayley "a laborious and accurate topographer"; he compiled and edited a wide range of works with titles featuring assorted Beauties, Picturesques, Histories, Antiquities, etc. The present work provides a history of Westminster Abbey and some of its associated luminaries, along with extensive descriptions of its architecture, sculptures, and paintings. The illustrator who portrayed many of the above, John Preston Neale, was an architectural draftsman and landscape painter "best remembered for his views of the nation's country houses, churches, and public buildings," according to the Oxford DNB. Binding: By Francis Bedford, signed, in dark brown morocco done between 1851 and 1880, covers framed and panelled in ornate gilt rolls with gilt-stamped corner fleurons and midpoint decoration. Spines gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels. Board edges gilt-tooled with triple fillets, turn-ins with gilt-tooled rolls and corner fleurons. All edges gilt. Stamped "F. Bedford" on lower front turn-in.Provenance: Each front pastedown with armorial bookplate of William Arthur, sixth Duke of Portland.

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        Theorematis fundamentalis in doctrina de residuis quadraticis demonstrationes et ampliationes novae.

      Göttingen: H. Dieterich, 1818. First edition, offprint issue and an exceptionally fine copy, of this important memoir in which Gauss provided a fifth and sixth proof of his great law of quadratic reciprocity, which he privately referred to as the Aureum Theorema (Golden Theorem). These two proofs are particularly important since, as Gauss explains in the introduction to the present work, the techniques they employ ('Gauss's lemma' and 'Gauss sums,' respectively) can be applied to the study of cubic and biquadratic reciprocity. These ideas were indeed used by many mathematicians, including Gauss himself, in the study of higher reciprocity laws from the nineteenth century through to the present day. Attempts to demonstrate one of these higher reciprocity laws led in 1995 to the proof of Fermat's last theorem (see below). The law of quadratic reciprocity was discovered by Euler in 1783, and incomplete proofs were given by Euler himself and in 1788 by Legendre. The law was discovered independently by Gauss when he was just 18, and a year later on 8 April, 1796 he found the first correct proof, which Kronecker (1823-91) aptly called "a test of the power of Gauss's genius." It was published in his greatest work Disquisitiones arithmeticae (1801), in which he wrote: "For a whole year this theorem tormented me and absorbed my greatest efforts until, at last, I obtained a proof." The attempt to generalize quadratic reciprocity for powers higher than the second was one of the main goals that led nineteenth century mathematicians, including Gauss, Dedekind, Dirichlet, Eisenstein, Hilbert, Jacobi and Kummer to the study of general algebraic number fields; notably, Kummer invented 'ideal numbers' in order to state and prove higher reciprocity laws. The ninth in the list of 23 unsolved problems which David Hilbert proposed to the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1900 asked for the "Proof of the most general reciprocity law for an arbitrary number field." "Gauss' fifth proof of the quadratic reciprocity is Gauss' most elementary proof of the quadratic reciprocity law... for which Gauss has given altogether eight proofs, six of which were published, and two more were found in his papers after his death. The fifth proof was published in 1818, together with the sixth proof, under the title Theorematis Fundamentalis in Doctrina de Residuis Quadraticis Demonstrationes et Ampliationes Novae. But Gauss found it probably already between 1807 and 1808... [it is] based on Gauss' lemma" (Laudal & Piene, p. 276). "The sixth and last of Gauss' published proofs of the law of quadratic reciprocity was published in 1818... He mentions in the introduction to this paper that for years he had searched for a method that would generalize to the cubic and biquadratic case and that finally his untiring efforts were crowned with success... The purpose of publishing this sixth proof, he states, was to bring to a close that part of the higher arithmetic dealing with quadratic residues and to say, in a sense, farewell..." (Ireland & Rosen, p. 76). Quadratic reciprocity is a result about 'modular arithmetic.' Two integers (whole numbers) m and n are said to be equal modulo an integer p if m - n is an integer multiple of p (so there are only p distinct integers modulo p). "For almost all its history, the study of modular arithmetic has been driven purely by its inherent beauty and by human curiosity. But in one of those strange pieces of serendipity which often characterize the advance of human knowledge, in the last half century modular arithmetic has found important applications in the "real world." Today, the theory of modular arithmetic (e.g., Reed-Solomon error correcting codes) is the basis for the way DVDs store or satellites transmit large amounts of data without corrupting it. Moreover, the cryptographic codes which keep, for example, our banking transactions secure are also closely connected with the theory of modular arithmetic. "The first really great achievement in the study of modular arithmetic was Carl Friedrich Gauss's proof in 1796 of his celebrated law of quadratic reciprocity... It states that 'if p is a prime number, then the number of square roots of an integer n in arithmetic modulo p depends only on p modulo 4n'... Gauss's theorem also provides a very effective way of determining the number of square roots a whole number has in arithmetic modulo a prime number p... One could ask for a similar method that given any number of polynomials in any number of variables helps one to determine the number of solutions to those equations in arithmetic modulo a variable prime number p. Such results are referred to as 'reciprocity laws'." (Taylor). In 1957 the Japanese mathematicians Yutaka Taniyama and Goro Shimura proposed a reciprocity law for cubic equations in two variables. "In the mid-1980s, Gerhard Frey, Jean-Pierre Serre, and Kenneth Ribet showed that the Shimura-Taniyama reciprocity law, if true, would imply Fermat's Last Theorem. Motivated by this, in 1995, Andrew Wiles, partly in collaboration with the author, established many cases of the Shimura-Taniyama reciprocity law and hence finally proved Fermat's Last Theorem" (ibid.). Cajori, A History of Mathematics, pp. 435-36; Poggendorff, I, 854-57; K. Ireland & M. I. Rosen, A classical introduction to modern number theory, 1998; O. A. Laudal & R. Piene, The legacy of Niels Henrik Abel, 2004. For an introduction to reciprocity laws intended for non-mathematicians, see R. Taylor, 'Modular arithmetic: driven by inherent beauty and human curiosity,' Institute Letter, Summer 2012, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton ( Large 4to (255 x 216 mm), pp 20. An extremely fine copy in absolutely original condition, uncut in the original plain wrappers, title page with mild foxing. Old owner's signature to title.

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        Sämmtliche Werke.: Hrsg. von J.G.Gruber.

      Leipzig, Göschen, 1818 - 1827. - 1 - 51 (von 53) in 50 Bdn. Kl.-8°. HLdr.d.Zt. mit RVerg. u. 2 RSch., (etw. ber. u. best., Bd. 50 weicht etw. in Format u. Einbd. ab). ERSTE WISSENSCHAFTL. GESAMTAUSG. - Goedeke IV 1, 573, 193. - In den Bdn. 50 - 53 "Wielands Leben .", vorh. nur der 1. u. 2.T. (Bd. 50 u. 51) in einem Bd., enthält die Bücher 1 - 4. - Es fehlt das Portr. - Exlibris. - Bd.1: TitBl. mit kl. Einriß, vereinzelt etw. stock- u. fingerfl. Bd. 50: 3 Bl. mit kl. rep. Einr. - Gut erh. Expl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la composition et l'ornement des jardins ou recueil de plans de jardins de ville et de campagne, de fabriques propres à leur décoration, et de machines pour élever les eaux. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'almanach du bon jardinier.

      Paris, Audot, 1818. ____ Edition originale. Elle est illustrée par 46 planches hors-texte gravées en taille-douce. Tableaux dans le texte des arbres et des arbustes. Suivi de 12 pages de catalogue de la librairie Audot, daté d'avril 1819. Barbier signale cette édition par erreur à la date de 1808. Bon exemplaire. Ganay, Biblio. de l'art des jardins 186. *****. In-12. [166 x 93 mm] Collation : 117, (1), 12 pp., 46 planches hors-texte. Demi-basane marron à coins, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Revolt of Islam

      London: For C. and J. Ollier, Welbeck Street, 1818. First edition, second issue, with correctly dated title, a cancel; errata leaf (b2) bound at end of volume rather than after title (replacing missing blank leaf); fly-title correctly bound as d1. [2], [v]-xxxii, [ii], 270, [1, errata] [1] pp. 8vo. Original blue boards backed with marbled paper, paper spine label (priced "10s. 6d. Boards"). Joints starting, in half-morocco case. First edition, second issue, with correctly dated title, a cancel; errata leaf (b2) bound at end of volume rather than after title (replacing missing blank leaf); fly-title correctly bound as d1. [2], [v]-xxxii, [ii], 270, [1, errata] [1] pp. 8vo. Maria Gisborne's copy. This edition reproduces the text of Laon and Cythna (1818), made up of the same sheets, with a new title-page and twenty-six cancel leaves, the Preface ending on p. xxi and the half-title changed to The Revolt of Islam. "When only a few copies [of Laon and Cythna] had been issued, Ollier, the publisher, demanded that certain passages be removed or changed, and Shelley, under protest, acceded to his wishes" (Granniss Shelley 44). This copy belonged to Maria Gisborne (1770-1836), an intimate of Percy and Mary Shelley, and the subject of Shelley's fine poem "Letter to Maria Gisborne." Gisborne had been a friend of Mary Shelley's parents, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. (Following the death of Wollstonecraft, Gisborne would reject a marriage proposal from Godwin.) Her frienship with Mary and Percy Shelley dates from 1818, when the couple came to stay with her and her husband John Gisborne at their home Casa Ricci in Livorno, Italy, (where Shelley would write the "Letter" as well as "To a Skylark"). On a subsequent visit the Gisbornes comforted the Shelleys following the death of their son William. "Maria, widely read in Spanish and Italian literature, took this opportunity to share her knowledge with the Shelleys. It was she who alerted the Shelleys to the story of the Cenci by showing them a manuscript of the narrative, which Mary copied and Percy used for his famous play. Maria also began teaching Percy Spanish and helped him read the plays of Calderón. On their side, the Shelleys helped finance Henry Reveley's project to build a steamboat. Unbeknownst to Mary, Percy also asked for and received aid from the Gisbornes in the delicate matter of his illegitimate child, Elena Adelaide Shelley ... After Percy was drowned in July 1822, it was to Maria Gisborne that Mary wrote on 15 August a long account of their last days together and the aftermath of her husband's death. Maria again comforted the young widow, and their friendship and correspondence continued to the end of Maria's life" (ODNB) The book is identified as Gisborne's by an autograph note on the front pastedown by H. Buxton Forman, who acquared it at an 1878 sale. Ashley V, pp. 67-68; Granniss 44; Tinker 1895. Provenance: H. Buxton Forman (extensive autograph note on pastedown detailing provenance, bookplate laid in); Jerome Kern (bookplate)

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        Journal of a visit to South Africa in 1815 and 1816


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        An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those Islands [including a large fold-out Map of Tonga Island by J. Walker showing "Tonga", "Hafooloo How" and "The Hapai Islands", Tofooa etc.].

      John Murray,, 1818. Second Edition. London, John Murray, 1818. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I - Engraved Frontispiece by Bragg (after Mouchet) - showing William Mariner in the costume of the Tonga Islands, LVI, Folded Map of Tonga by J. Walker, 444 pages / Volume II: 344 pages plus further 148 unnumbered pages with the grammar of the Tonga Language and a thorough Index. Hardcover / Beautiful original half leather bindings with gilt lettering and floral elements. Marbled-paper-covered boards. Excellent, very good plus or even better condition of the bindings. Only very slightly rubbed and bumped. The lower part of the engraving with a faint dampstain. Only the very slightest sign of foxing. Overall the interior exceptional clean !! The fold-out map in excellent, very clean condition with only a very fine sign of a dampstain to the very outer margin. Rare ! And even rarer in this firm condition of the bindings ! William Mariner (1791?1853) was an Englishman who lived in Tonga from 29 November 1806 to (probably) 8 November 1810. He later published Tonga Islands, an account of his experiences that is now one of the major sources of information on Tonga, before it was significantly influenced by European culture, Christianity or colonisation.nnAs a teenager, Mariner was a ship's clerk aboard the British privateer Port au Prince. In 1806, while it was anchored off the Tongan island of Lifuka, in the Ha'apai island group, Port au Prince was seized by a chief named Finau Ulukalala. Most of the crew were killed during the capture of the ship, but the chief spared Mariner and a few crewmates. Mariner lived in Tonga for four years. After returning to England, Mariner he dictated a detailed account of his experiences, a description of Tongan society and culture, and a grammar and dictionary of the Tongan language.nnThe Port-au-Prince was an English private ship of war, a vessel of 500 tons armed with 24 long nine and twelve pound guns as well as 8 twelve pound carronades on the quarter deck. She carried a "letter of marque" and this document permitted her Captain and crew to become pirates against the enemies of England, primarily France and Spain. In payment for their pirate raids any plunder they seized was to be their own.nnCommanded by Captain Duck she sailed for the New World on 12 February 1805 having been given a twofold commission by her owner, a Mr. Robert Bent of London. Their primary goal was to attack the Spanish ships of the New World capturing gold and valuables but if she failed in that task her secondary objective was to sail into the Pacific in search of whales to be rendered for their oil.nnThe Atlantic crossing was rough but uneventful and she lay off the coast of Brazil by April and then rounded Cape Horn in July before proceeding north in search of Spanish Galleons laden with treasure. They captured a number of ships but most yielded little in the way of valuables and at times the men began to get disgruntled by capturing what they contemptuously referred to as dung barges. The Port-au-Prince was now also on the lookout for whales as well but, although catching a few, experienced little success in this endeavour.nnAfter leaving Hawaii in September under the command of Mr. Brown, she intended to make port at Tahiti but missed the target and instead sailed westward for the Tonga Islands. She arrived in Ha'apai on 9 November 1806, almost two years since departing England and after numerous engagements, leaking badly and having already witnessed the death of her captain. She was laden with the spoils of war and cargo amounting to approx twelve thousand dollars plus a considerable amount of copper plus silver and gold ore. A large quantity of silver candlesticks, chalices, incense pans, crucifixes and images complemented the treasure.nnShe weighed anchor, in seven fathoms water off the North West Point of Lifuka Island, for what was destined to be the last time. A number of chiefs visited the ship on the evening of her arrival and brought with them barbecued hogs, yams and a native of Hawaii who spoke some English informing Captain Brown that the Tongans had only friendly intentions. Finau, the chief of the Ha'apai, apparently took a liking to William Mariner, who reminded Finau of a son who had died of illness.nnPort-au-Prince also had Hawaiian crew who did not trust the situation and expressed concern to the captain that the Tongans were feigning friendliness while planning attack. Captain Brown chose to ignore the warnings.nnThe next day Tongans began to board the vessel until there were around 300 in different parts of the ship. They invited Captain Brown ashore to see the Island and assured of their friendly motives he agreed. On arrival he was clubbed to death, stripped and left lying in the sand. Simultaneously the main attack commenced on the Port-au-Prince. The sailors were outnumbered and overwhelmed easily.nnFinau had given instructions that the life of Mariner should be spared if at all possible. All but four of the crew members were clubbed to death, their heads so badly beaten as to be unrecognisable. For the next three days the ship was stripped of her iron, a valuable commodity, and had her guns removed before being burnt to the water line to more readily remove what iron remained.nnFinau assumed responsibility for Mariner, taking him under his protection.nnMariner became known as Toki 'Ukamea (Iron Axe) and spent the next four years living amongst the islanders. He lived mostly in the northern island group of Vava?u.nnDuring this period, Mariner witnessed Finau's attempts to unify the islands, using cannon seized from the Port-au-Prince. One long nine still lies on Ha'anno Island.nnIn 1810, Mariner was rescued and returned to England. He related his story to John Martin, who authored the book The Tongan Islands, William Mariner's account.nnMariner gave a lively description of Finau Fangupo in particular. In one passage, Mariner quoted Finau's opinion of the western innovation of money:nn If money were made of iron and could be converted into knives, axes and chisels there would be some sense in placing a value on it; but as it is, I see none. If a man has more yams than he wants, let him exchange some of them away for pork. [...] Certainly money is much handier and more convenient but then, as it will not spoil by being kept, people will store it up instead of sharing it out as a chief ought to do, and thus become selfish. [...] I understand now very well what it is that makes the papalangi [white men] so selfish ? it is this money!nnThere are three major versions of Mariner's account. The original version was first published in 1817 by John Murray II, with the help of Dr. John Martin, who assumed authorship. Later editions appeared in England in 1818 and 1827 and in Germany in 1819 and the United States in 1820. The Vava'u Press of Tonga issued a new edition in 1981 that includes a biographical essay about Mariner, written by Denis Joroyal McCulloch, one of Mariner's great-great grandsons, but leaves out the grammar and dictionary. Two modern editions with modern Tongan spelling and other additions have been published, the first by Boyle Townshend Somerville in 1936 and the second by Paul W. Dale in 1996. (Wikipedia)

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        Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal in 1816; Undertaken by Order of the French Government, Comprising an Account of the Shipwreck of the Medusa, the Sufferings of the Crew, and the Various Occurrences on Board the Raft, in the Desert of Zaara, at St. Louis, and at the Camp of Daccard.

      First English Edition, translated from the expanded second French edition of 1817. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818. 8vo, contemporary tree calf, red leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Colored frontis and one plate. ¶ A harrowing narrative written by two of the passengers on the French frigate La Méduse, which was sailing from Rochefort to Senegal when it ran aground on the Arguin Bank off the northwest coast of Africa on July 2, 1816. The incompetent and panic-stricken officers of the ship obliged more than 150 passengers and crew to board a small, half-submerged raft, which was promptly cut loose and abandoned. Two weeks later a mere dozen survivors were rescued. The horrible incident is now best known as the subject of a dramatic painting by Théodore Géricault. Savigny and Corréard recount their own grisly experiences and those of other survivors; and they even include straightforward descriptions of the islands and countries they visited before and after the disaster. Spine and edges rubbed; hinges repaired; prelims lightly foxed; very good copy.

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        Darstellung der Landeshoheit des Hochfürstlichen Hauses Lippe in Detmold über das im Fürstenthum Lippe belegene Paragial-Amt Blomberg und Ausführung der, durch die Eingriffe in diese Landeshoheit, gegen Se. Hochfürstliche Durchlaucht den Fürsten von Schaumburg-Lippe, als erbherrlichen Besitzer des Amts Blomberg, erwachsenen Beschwerden mit Anlagen von Num. I bis XVII (1818)

      Ballhorn-Rosen, Friedrich: Darstellung der Landeshoheit des Hochfürstlichen Hauses Lippe in Detmold über das im Fürstenthum Lippe belegene Paragial-Amt Blomberg und Ausführung der, durch die Eingriffe in diese Landeshoheit, gegen Se. Hochfürstliche Durchlaucht den Fürsten von Schaumburg-Lippe, als erbherrlichen Besitzer des Amts Blomberg, erwachsenen Beschwerden mit Anlagen von Num. I bis XVII.Lemgo, mit Meyerschen Schriften 1818. (Vermutlich) Original Pappband. Einband stark bestossen und fleckig, Rücken fehlt. Inhalt gut erhalten (lediglich die Seitenränder sind etwas gebräunt). 30 x 20 cm. IV, 124, 75 Seiten. Schrift: Fraktur (Alt-Deutsch). Rarität! Sprache: de

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        An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands.

      London: John Murray, 1818. Two volumes, octavo, large folding map, engraved frontispiece of Mariner in Tongan dress, three leaves of native music; an attractive set in contemporary handsome green half calf (with matching marbled boards, endpapers and edges), spine gilt with red labels. Second edition of Martin's important account of William Mariner's four years in Tonga between 1806 and 1810.Martin's account of Tonga - Cook's "Friendly Isles" - was first published in London in 1817, this second revised edition was issued the following year and contains a large folding map of the Tongan archipelago not present in the first edition. This detailed and finely engraved map shows outlying reefs and notes the exact point where Mariner was wrecked off the island of Lefooga (present day Lifuka in the Haapa'i group).The work is based on the life of William Mariner, who sailed on the Port au Prince, a privateer which attacked Spanish vessels in the Pacific. They landed at the Hapai Islands in Tonga in 1806, were attacked after a quarrel, and the ship was burnt and destroyed. Adopted by a Tongan chief, and given the name of chief's dead son, he spent four years learning the language and customs of Tonga until, in 1810, he hitched a passage home on an English boat. His account of life on Tonga, prepared for the press by John Martin, is 'considered the best report of Tongan life and culture before the arrival of Christianity' (Hill).There is a significant passage in the Mariner/Martin account relating to the voyage of the Bounty when Mariner visits the grave of John Norton in Tofua. Norton had been quarter-master on the Bounty, and sailed with Bligh on the open-boat voyage; he died helping wrest the boat free where it had gone aground during an affray.The preface to this second edition notes that the testimonial of William Mariner, here written up and edited for the public by John Martin, has been verified by one Jeremiah Higgins who served on the Port au Prince, survived the massacre and lived in Tonga for two years and eleven months. Significantly Higgins was not adopted into the Tongan aristocracy, subsequently his account lacks many of the privileged insights of William Mariner's. Any edition of this work is rare: the Kroepelien catalogue lists only the London and French second editions, although Rolf du Rietz's note otherwise mentions editions in Germany (1819), Boston (1820) and Edinburgh (1827).This is an unusually fine set with half-titles present for both volumes, absent in the Kroepelien copy.

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        Traité des Maladies des Yeux avec des Planches Coloriées Représentant ces Maladies d'Après Nature, ... 4 volume set

      Paris: Crochard Libraire. Worn condition. Boards and prelims detached on text volumes. Foxed. Content in overall good condition. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Library. 1818. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover with marbled boards. 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). xxxvi, 551pp; 518pp; 517pp; 126pp + plates. 80 plates, mostly coloured. Foxed. Plate volume 260 x 190mm. In French. .

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