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        Practical Chess Exercises; intended as a Sequel to the Practical Chess Grammar; containing various Openings, Games and Situations with Instructions and Remarks of the Principal moves of Each Party

      London: Printed for T and J Allman, 1818. 239+[1 ad] pages with diagrams and engraved frontispiece. Small duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 1/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (van der Linde: 631) First edition.Kenny (1788-1867) was an accomplished chess player and teacher, as well as the author, editor, or compiler of numerous instructive books, including this popular manual and its companion, Practical Chess Grammar (1818).Condition:Spine faded spine new spine with old spine laid on, corners bumped and slightly frayed, new end papers and paste downs else about a very good copy.

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        \"K.K. Oesterreichische Cuirassiers\". Acht K

       Radierung von J.A. Klein und J.Chr. Erhard nach P.v. Stubenrauch bei Artaria, Wien, 1818, 32,5 x 46 cm (Einfassungslinie). Jahn 204, II (von III), aus der Folge der beiden gro

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        Gihan Numa, geographia orientalis, ex Turcico in Latinum versa a Matth. Norberg. Pars prima (-secunda).

      Lund, Berling, 1818. - 8vo. 2 vols. VII, (1), 639, (1) pp. 559, (1) pp. Later marbled wrappers. Only Latin edition of the first modern geography and atlas of the Islamic world, translated by Matthias Norberg (1747-1826). For his famous universal Islamic geography the Ottoman historian and bibliographer Katib Chelebi (1609-57), one of the principal intellectual figures of the 17th century Ottoman empire, drew on Mercator's and Hondius's "Atlas Minor" as well as other Western sources, making them available to the Islamic world for the first time. It was first printed at the first Turkish press by Ibrahim M

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        Choix de rapports, opinions et discours. Prononc

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

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

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        Carte topographique de l'Egypte et de plusieurs partis des pays limitrophes, levée pendant l'expédition de l'armée française, par les ingéniuers-géographes, les officiers du génie militaire et les ingénieurs des ponts et chausées ; assujettie aux observations des astronomes, construite par M. Jacotin . Publiée par ordre du gouvernement

      Paris 1818 - Folio: 50 plates. (70 x 110 cm) An unbound and unfolded copy of the topographic maps made after Napoleon's expedition in Egypt. Complete with the plate listing the engineers, and all maps present (41 plates showing 47 maps). Edges of sheets show some minor splits, chips, outer edges of margins toned and slightly soiled, not affecting the printed maps. Housed in a custom made cloth covered box by John Demerritt.First printing of this monumental map, one of the most important French cartographic publications of the nineteenth century, serving as the primary atlas for Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française (1809-1813); 1817-[1830]. Pierre Jacotin, the chief engineer of the military force led by Napoleon, used modern methods of triangulation to survey and map Egypt during the Emporer’s campaign. The map was ready by 1807, but strategic reasons prevented its publication under the Empire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A VISIT TO THE BAZAAR: By The Author of The Little Warbler of the Cottage; Juliet, or The Reward of Filial Affection; Port Folio, &c. &c.

      [iv], 92 pages. Illustrated with copper plate frontispiece, dated Feby. 20 1818, and thirty-one other engravings; all additional to pagination. Quarter sheep with pictorial paper-covered boards. 135 x110 mm. First edition. Recently expertly re-backed; boards a little worn and soiled; name of Elizabeth Osborn to title; some light marking; juvenile scribble to rear endpaper; else a very good copy of one of the most charming publications of John Harris - particularly attractive with the plates coloured. Moon 956(1), Gumuchian 5755-6, NBL 674, Oppenheimer 2623, Osborne page 744.

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        Numero sei Ariette, la Partenza, ed un Duettino, parole di Metastasio

      1818. Original manuscript dated August 10, 1818 and dedicated "Al sublime musical talento di sua eccellenza Signora MArches papera di Douglas." 116 partition numbered pages for voice and piano forte. The manuscript contains it consiglio (68 measures); Il primo amore (85 measures); Canto (11 measures); Canto (71 measures); Canto (100 measures); La pesca (134 measures); The partenza (71 measures); Duettino (69 measures). Sue the last leaves some steps added to the twentieth century.Bound in full morocco black long grain. Smooth back adorned with the lyre irons and rollers. boards with a rich frieze frame and the first board in golden letters: A Madame la Marquise de Douglas. Gilt edges. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!1818 In 8 oblong (18x23cm) relié

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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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        Umblick auf einer Reise von Constantinopel nach Brussa und dem Olympos, und von da zurück über Nicäa und Nicomedien.

      Budapest, Hartleben, 1818 - X, 200 S., 1 Bl. (Verbesserungen). 3 mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Erste Ausgabe. - Joseph Freiherr von Hammer-Purgstall (1774 - 1856) gilt "mit seinen enzyklopädischen Werken, u. a. der Enzyklopädischen Übersicht der Wissenschaften des Orients (1804) und der Geschichte des Osmanischen Reiches (1827-35), als Pionier der neueren Islamforschung in Österreich" (DBE). - Das vorliegende Werk ist eine Schilderung seiner Reise durch das nordwestliche Kleinasien an den Fuß des Olymp, die "der ebenso wissenschaftlich eingehenden als schwungvollen Schilderungen der dortigen Oertlichkeiten halber noch heutzutage von Touristen mit Nutzen und Genuß gelesen" wird (ADB X, S. 484). Die Reise führte Josef von Hamer-Purgstall als österreichischer Gesandschaftssekretär im August 1804 von Konstantinopel nach Bursa (Brussa oder Prusa) mit dem Uldag (Bithynischer Olymp) und zurück über Iznik (Nicäa oder Nicaea) und Izmit (Nicomedia). Wie alle Werke von Hammer-Purgstall handelt es sich auch hier um eine äußerst genaue und fundierte Beschreibung der Topographie, Geschichte und Kultur der jeweils bereisten Region, hier eben das Gebiet südlich von Istambul uznd die südliche Küste des Marmarameeres bis nach Bursa. - Exlibris. Etw. fleckig. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 8°. Lwd. des späten 19. Jahrhunderts mit Rückentitel (leicht bestoßen) und eingebundenem OU. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        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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        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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        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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        Defense of Usury; Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the Terms of Pecuniary Bargains; in Letters to a Friend. To Which is Added, A Letter to Adam Smith. Esq. LL.D. on the Discouragements Opposed by the Above Restraints to the Progress of Inventive industry, The Fourth Edition. And to Which is Added, Third Edition, A Protest Against Law-Taxes

      London: Printed for Payne and Foss, Pall-Mall, 1818. Ex-Library Fourth Edition. Hardcover. g+ to vg. Duodecimo. (8) 206, 70pp. Original three quarter aniline red calf over marbled boards with gilt tooling and lettering on spine. Raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. Blue ribbon marker.Defense of Usury in thirteen letters, including a letter of some 60 pages to Adam Smith on projects in arts. The letters comprise a detailed consideration of the subject, elaborating on reasons for restraint, prevention of prodigality, protection of indigence and simplicity, mischiefs and efficacy of anti-usurious laws, Sir William Blackstone, grounds of the prejudices against usury, compound interest, maintenance and champerty, and the extensive letter to Adam Smith. This edition contains the third edition of "A Protest Against Law-Taxes, shewing the Peculiar Mischievousness of All Such Impositions as Add to The Expense of Appeal to Justice." Contains notes to the second edition and "Addition by a Learned Friend" at rear.Binding with light wear along edges, some scuffing at joints of spine and small spot on front cover. Library plate glued to inside front cover. Very light foxing of first and last few pages. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) is a British social philosopher, jurist, and considered to be one of the founders of utilitarianism and credited with the reform of English law and judicial procedure. Bentham's legal writings "have had a degree of particular influence upon the legislation of his own and various other countries comparable only to that of Adam Smith and his successors upon commerce (Sir James Stephen in "History of the Criminal law of England," vol. i, London 1883, p. 216).

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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