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        Narrative of an expedition to explore the River Zaire, usually called the Congo, in South Africa, in 1816, under the direction of Captain J.K. Tuckey, R.N. To which is added the journal of Professor Smith; some general observations on the country and its inhabitants; and an appendix: containing the natural history of that part of the kingdom of Congo through which Zaire flows.

      Murray London 1818 - First edition. BECKFORD COPY WITH NOTES. 4to., lxxxii, 496pp., 2 pages ads at end, folding map, 13 engraved plates, one coloured, light toning and foxing to plates as usual, original pink boards, morocco label, light wear, an excellent copy. William Beckford's copy with 2 pages of pencil notes in manuscript at beginning, consisting of 43 lines. The first scientific expedition to the River Congo. An Irish naval officer and hydrographer, Tuckey (1776-1816) was appointed by John Barrow, then second secretary to the Admiralty, to take an expedition to the mouth of the River Congo (Zaire) to see whether it represented the outflow of the Niger into the Atlantic, and more fancifully might provide a route to the riches of the highlands of east Africa. Tuckey sailed form Deptford at the end of February 1816 aboard the Congo. The ship reached Embomma (Boma), the chief port for the river, at the beginning of August. Tuckey continued up river until he reached the cataract of Yellala at which point he had to leave the ship and travel overland with a small party of seamen, scientists, and local porters. One by one the expedition fell prey to Yellow Fever, and after a strike by the porters Tuckey was forced to retreat. The porters fled, supplies were stolen, and when Tuckey got back to the Congo he found that Yellow Fever has decimated the crew. Tuckey himself succumbed to illness and died at the beginning of October, aboard the Dorothy, the sister ship to the Congo. Of the fifty-four passengers and crew who set out, only nineteen survived - altogether a disastrous expedition. The Congo would remain unexplored until the expeditions of Stanley some sixty years later. Gay 3059. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'art de vérifier les dates des faits historiques

      des chartes,des chroniques et autres anciens monumens, depuis la naissance de notre seigneur par le moyen de la table chronologique,où l'on trouve les olympiades,les années de Jésus Christ,de l'ère Julienne ou de Jules César, des ères d'Alexandrie et de Constantinople,de l'ère des Silencides, de l'ère Césaréenne d'Antioche, de l'ère d'Espagne, de l'ère des martyrs de l'Hégire ; les indictions le cycle Pascal, les cycles solaire et lunaire, le terme pascal, les pâques, les épactes, et les chronologies des éclipses. Avec deux calendriers perpétuels, le glossaire des dates, le catalogue des saints, le calendrier de juifs, la chronologie historique du nouveau testament, celle des conciles, des papes, des quatre patriarches d'orient, des empereurs romains, grecs, des rois des huns, des vandales, des goths, des lombards, des bulgares, de Jérusalem, de Chypre, des princes d'Antioche, des comtes de Tripoli, d'Arménie, des rois de Parthes des Perse, d'Arménie, des califes, des sultans d'Iconium, d'Alep, de Damas, des empereurs ottomans, des schalis de Perse, des grands maîtres de Malte, du temple, de tous les souverains de l'Europe, des empereurs de la Chine, des grands feudataires de France, d'Allemagne, d'Italie, des républiques de Venise, de Gênes, des provinces unies etc. etc. Par un religieux de la congrégation de Saint-Maur réimprimé avec des corrections et annotations, et continué jusqu'à nos jours par M. de Saint-Allais.16 tomes sur 18,(sans les tomes 17 et 18) 16 volumes in 8 demi-cuir brun clair, titre, roulette, filets dorés. A Paris rue de la Vrillière n°16. 1818. Valade imprimeur du Roi, tranches marbrées. Bon ensemble, bon état, à très bon état

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        Essais historiques sur le Béarn.

      A Paris chez Denugon, Alexis Eymery 1818 1 vol. in-8 de (4)-499 pp., maroquin vert à grains longs, dos lisse très orné, filet doré sur les plats doublé d'un décor de pampres, doublure et gardes de tabis rose, large dentelle intérieure, tranchefiles doubles de soie verte, rose et blanche, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale posthume publiée par le comte Daru, beau-frère de l'auteur. Ex-libris : Madame Standish née Des Cars. Très bel exemplaire dans une fine reliure non signée, mais attribuable à François Bozérian, dit le jeune (cf. : 5e vente Berès, n°625). Labadie, 3224 ; P. Culot, Relieurs et reliures décorées en France aux époques Directoire et Empire, 132.

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        Engravings of the Most Noble the Marquis of Stanford's Collection of Pictures, in London. Arranged According to Schools

      BENSLEY AND SON, LONDON 1818 - ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED 38 pounds shipped from atlantic city new jerse ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED, corners bumed, hinges cracking, 4 volumes in 2 books, spine of 2nd book cracked at bottom, exlibrary numbers on foot of spines, lehigh university book plate on inside of front cover, pages age toned, original binding DATE PUBLISHED: 1818 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Costumes de divers pays.

      1818 Petit in-folio; demi-basane maroquinée à coins, dos lisse avec le titre en long aux armes et au chiffre en tête et pied, large pièce de titre de maroquin rouge avec le titre en lettres dorées sur le premier plat (reliure de l'époque). Exemplaire de présent composé d'un titre manuscrit et de 59 planches lithographiées et coloriées, provenant de différents recueils d'Hippolyte Lecomte, et représentant des costumes d'Italie (22), de cantons suisses (7), du Tyrol (3), d'Espagne (9), de Moscou, d'Ukraine, de Crimée, de Finlande, de Tomsk en Sibérie, des Pays-Bas (2), des îles grecques (3), de Dalmatie, de Constantinople, et de France (6). Peintre d'histoire et paysagiste, Hippolyte Lecomte fut également un lithographe apprécié. Il publia plusieurs recueil sur les costume nationaux, civils et militaires ainsi que sur les costumes de théâtre. Exemplaire aux armes et au chiffre de Louis-Philippe d'Orléans, cachet duc d'Orléans et Bibliothèque du roi (Neuilly) sur le titre. Ex-libris gravé du baron de Fleury. Habiles restaurations. Catalogue de la vente de 1852 de la bibliothèque de Louis-Philippe, n° 796.

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        Journal militaire. Année 1818, 1er, 2nd, 3è et 4è trimestre, partie historique. Année 1819, 1er et 2nd semestre, partie non officielle.Année 1820, 1er et 2nd semestreAnnée 1821, 1er et 2nd semestreAnnée 1822, 1er et 2nd semestreTable générale analytique par ordre chronologique et alphabétique des matières, des lois, ordonnances, règlemens, décisions royales et ministérielles, et actes divers administratifs insérés au Journal Militaire du 1er avril 1814 au 31 décembre 1823.

      1818-1824Chez Magimel, Anselin et Pochard, à Paris, 1818-1824. 13 volumes in-8 + table plein cartonnage d'éditeur, pièce de titre maroquinée, nombreux tableaux dépliants. Bel ensemble malgré quelques coiffes frottées.La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 9h30 à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 19h00. Commandes par courriel ou téléphone. Envoi rapide, emballage soigné.

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        La première pensée d'un grenadier à pied. Bleistiftzeichnung, bezeichnet: Calqué sur un croquis de Horace Vernet. - Première pensée du grenadier de Waterloo (tableau de 1818)

      1818 (ca.) 1818 - Bleistiftzeichnung in Anlehnung an ein Gemälde von Horace Vernet, in welcher dieser berühmte französische Historien- und Militärmaler die gedrückte Stimmung eines Soldaten der kaiserlichen Leibgarde Napoleons I. nach dessen Niederlage in der Schlacht bei Waterloo wiedergibt. - Auf gelblichen Papier, in sauberer Erhaltung

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        Il Giaurro, frammento di novella turca, scritto da Lord Byron e recato dall'inglese in versi italiani da Pellegrino Roassi [relié avec] Lara, a tale. Jacqueline, a tale [relié avec] The prophecy of Dante [relié avec] Letter to **** ******, on the Rev. W. L. Bowles's strictures on the life and writings of Pope [relié avec] Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice, an historical tragedy. In five acts. With notes.

      Ginerva, e si vende a Parigi / London, G.-J. Paschoud / Printed for J. Murray by T. Davison, 1818 / 1814 / 1821.In-12 de XXIV-93; [8]-128; [4]-VII-47; 81-[2]; [4]-XVIII-[1]-20 à 271 pages, demi-veau blond à petits coins, dos lisse orné de filets et titre dorés, étiquette de titre caramel. Coins et dos frottés, rares rousseurs. Ex-libris Charles de Constant-Rebecque. Edition originale de "Lara, a tale. Jacqueline, a tale". La traduction de Rossi de "Il Giaurro" (The Giaour) est la toute première traduction d'un poème de Byron en italien. Sur le faux titre, il est inscrit à la plume: "dal traduttore". Pellegrino Rossi, originaire de Modème, participe à l'expédition anti-autrichienne de Joachim Murat pour la requonquête du trône de Naples. Après la chute de Muralt, il se réfugie à Genève ou il acquiert la bourgeoisie en 1820. L'année précédente il était devenu le premier professeur catholique de l'Académie. ll y enseigne le droit civil, le droit constitutionnel et l'économie politique ; il donne aussi un cours d'histoire romaine et (1831) d'histoire suisse. Il fréquente le salon de Madame de Staël à Coppet. Jolie provenance.

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        Elémens de l'Art Vétérinaire. Traité de la conformation extérieure du cheval ; de sa beauté et de ses défauts ; des considérations auxquelles il importe de s'arrêter dans le choix qu'on doit en faire pour les différents services ; des soins qu'il exige pour le conserver en santé ; du choix de sa nourriture ; de sa multiplication, ou des haras, etc. À l'usage des élèves des Écoles royales vétérinaires. Septième éditon publiée avec des notes de J.B. Huzard.

      Paris Madame Huzard 1818 In-8 de XVI-575-(1) pp., 1 planche dépliante, veau vert glacé, dos orné à nerfs, filet et frise dorés d'encadrement et plaque à froid sur les plats (reliure de l'époque). Nouvelle édition posthume illustrée du profil de l'auteur (1712-1779) en frontispice et d'1 planche dépliante en fin d'exexemplaire, dite des proportions du cheval. L'édition originale du Traité de la Conformation extérieure du Cheval a paru en 1770. De très pâles rousseurs. Ex dono manuscrit à l'encre du temps Donné par le Général Lacourt pour son fils Henri Lacourt. Légers frottements sur les plats. Bel exemplaire en reliure romantique du temps. Mennessier de La Lance, I, p. 161.

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        [ Recueil de Comédies en Prose : ] L'Homme gris, Comédie en trois actes et en prose ; Le Bourgmestre de Sardam, ou Les Deux Pierre, Comédie-Héroïque en trois actes et à grand spectacle ; Le Marquis de Pomenars, Comédie en un acte et en prose ; Le Voyage à Dieppe, Comédie en trois actes et en prose ; Le Parrain, Comédie en un acte et en Prose ; Les Deux Ménages, Comédie en trois Actes et en Prose ; Le Célibataire et l'Homme Marié, Comédie en trois actes et en Prose

      Ladvocat Barba, 1818. 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane verte, contient : D'Aubigny et Poujol : L'Homme gris, Comédie en trois actes et en prose, représentée pour la première fois à Paris sur le Théâtre royal de l'Odéon le mardi 23 Septembre 1817, Troisième édition, Chez Mad. Ladvocat, Paris, 1818, 88 pp. ; Mélesville, Boirie et Merle, Le Bourgmestre de Sardam, ou Les Deux Pierre, Comédie-Héroïque en trois actes et à grand spectacle, Présentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre de la Porte St Martin, le 2 juin 1818, Seconde Edition, Chez N. Barba, Paris, 1818, 55 pp. ; Mme Sophie Gay, Le Marquis de Pomenars, Comédie en un acte et en prose, Représentée pour la première fois à Paris, par les Comédiens ordinaires du Roi, sur le premier théâtre français, le samedi 18 décembre 1819, Deuxième édition revue et corrigée, Chez Ladvocat, Paris, 1820, 3 ff. et 47 pp. ; Wafflard et Fulgence, Le Voyage à Dieppe, Comédie en trois actes et en prose, Représentée sur le Second Théâtre Français par les Comédiens du Roi, le 1er mars 1821, Chez J.-N. Barba, Paris, 1821, 86 pp. ; MM. Delestre, Scribe et Mélesville, Le Parrain, Comédie en un acte et en Prose, Représentée pour la Première fois à Paris, sur le Théâtre du Gymnase dramatique, le 23 avril 1821, Chez Aimé André, Paris, 1821, 36 pp. ; Picard, Wafflard et Fulgence, Les Deux Ménages, Comédie en trois Actes et en Prose, Représentée sur le Second Théâtre Français par les Comédiens du Roi, le 21 mars 1822, Chez J.-N. Barba, Libraire, Paris, 1822, 2 ff., 68 pp. ; Wafflard et Fulgence, Le Célibataire et l'Homme Marié, Comédie en trois actes et en Prose, Représentée sur le Second Théâtre Français par les Comédiens du Roi, le 16 Décembre 1822, Chez J.-N. Barba, Paris, 1823, 2 ff., III-63 pp. Très intéressant recueil de pièces datant de la Restauration, dont plusieurs en édition originale (Le Voyage à Dieppe, Les Deux Ménages, Le Célibataire et l'Homme Marié) dont la pièce "Le Parrain" écrite par Scribe en collaboration avec Delestre et Mélesville, ou en partie originale (Le Marquis de Pomenars) et souvent introuvables. Bon état (dos portant la tomaison "3"). Français

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        Arco di Augusto in Aosta - Veduta generale colle alpi

      1818. veduta della città tratta dal "Gli Archi Trionfali Onorarii e Funebri degli Antichi Romani Sparsi per tutta Italia", rara opera del Rossini, pubblicata quale settima parte del grande corpus grafico dell'architetto ravennate sulle antichità romane, incentrata suglia archi trionfali e funerari eretti dagli imperatori romani. Incisione in rame, piccoli margini, in ottime condizioni. Rara. Roma Rome 365 455

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        I Secoli della Letteratura Italiana dopo il suo risorgimento. Commentario ragionato. Brescia, per Nicolò Bettoni, 1818 - 1819

      Bettoni, 1818. 9 volumi in - 12.mo, bella legatura dell'epoca in pieno vitello biondo, bordura dorata ed a secco sui piatti, dorsi finemente ornati e con titolo in oro, dentelle int., tagli marmorizzati (firmata da Bradel - Derome, Paris), Seconda edizione (prima 1813) rivista e curata da Camillo Ugoni, il quale premette nel tomo primo le ''Memorie intorno alla vita e alle opere del conte Corniani'' (Orzinuovi di Brescia 1742 - 1818), autore di varie opere di storia, legislazione, numismatica, agraria, e altre materie, ma ricordato principalmete per la presente vasta e dotta storia letteraria italiana dall'XI a metà XVIII secolo, che vuol far conoscere ''l'uomo e il letterato contro i ''moderni elogisti'' che hanno troppo trascurato le ''notizie della vita civile''. Adotta un rigoroso orine cronologico e comprende nella sua storia anche discipline diverse da quelle strettamente letterarie, quali medicina, filosofia, giurisprudenza, teologia. Esemplare assai bello di opera non comune.

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        A Complete History of Connecticut Civil and Ecclesiastical, From the Emigration Of Its First Planters, From England, in the Year 1630 , to the Year 1764; And To the Close of the Indian Wars In Two Volumes

      New Haven: Matlby, Goldsmith and Co. and Samuel Wadsworth, 1818. First thus.. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good- condition bound in contemporary full leather (calf) covered boards with black and red leather spine labels with gilt text. The leather joints for both volumes are rubbed and worn with the front joint of volume 2 beginning to show separation at its lower half. The hinges for both remain tight and strong. The end sheets show general age toning. The contents of both volumes are in very good condition with foxing or age toning and with a prior owner's name on the first free end page of volume I. It is probably that these two volumes have been married as volume 1 is bound in plain calf with stamped leather labels. Volume 2 is in old tree calf with near matching leather labels with the gilt text done by hand. Volume I contains 563 pages of text (with the last page misnumbered "567") and volume II contains 548 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author as called for. Volume I was first published in 1797 and reprinted in 1798. Volume II was not published until 1818 making this set the first publication of both volumes. (Howes T-366, Evans 32942)

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        DE LA CHINE, OU DESCRIPTION GENERALE DE CET EMPIRE, REDIGEE D'APRES LES MEMOIRES DE LA MISSION DE PE-KIN, 5 TOMES (INCOMPLET)

      1818. Chez Pillet - Chez Arthus Bertrand, Paris. 1818. In-8.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs. 130 + 402 pages pour le tome I, 552 pages pour le tome II, 512 pages pour le tome IV, 468 pages pour le tome V, et 475 pages pour le tome VI. Tome III manquant. Tome I illustré d'une carte en noir et blanc sur grande planche dépliable. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en pages de titre. 1er plat du tome i abîmé. Dos du tome IV refait (consolidé) avec une trace de colle. 3e édition revue et considérablement augmentée, Par l'Abbé Grosier. Ouvrage qui contient la description topographique des quinze provinces de la Chine, celle de la Tartarie, des îles et des divers Etats tributaires qui en dependent; le nombre de ses villes; le tableau de sa population; les trois règnes de son histoire naturelle, rassemblés et donnés pour la première fois avec quelque étendue; et l'exposé de toutes les connoissances acquises et parvenues jusqu'ici en Europe sur le gouvernement, la religion, les lois, les moeurs, les usages, les sciences et les arts des Chinois.

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        Histoire des Républiques Italiennes du Moyen Age. Seconde édition parisienne.

      chez Treuttel et Wurtz, 1818. Sedici volumi di cm. 20, pp. 8.000 circa complessive. Solida leg. del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su tasselli. Tagli colorati in verde. Ben conservato.

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        Schriften. 10 Bände in 5. Mit 4 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und 3 gestoch. Titelvignetten nach Ramberg und Weinrauch. Marmor. Pappbde d. Z. (berieben) mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung.

      Hannover, Ritscher (4-10) bzw. Gebrüder Hahn (1-3), 1804-1818. - Sehr seltene Gesamtausgabe der Schriften Knigges, aus den Originalausgaben zusammengesetzt. Knigge (1752-1796) war seinerzeit einer der herausragendsten kritischen Köpfe in Deutschland. Im 'Wurmbrand' formulierte der von einigen Zeitgenossen als "Erzschalk" und gefährlicher Jakobiner verrufene Knigge treffend: "Wir haben in Deutschland keine Revolution weder zu befürchten noch zu wünschen Ursache, wenn nur die verschiedenen Regierungen, statt die Aufklärung zu hindern, mit ihr Hand in Hand fortrücken und die Mittel, Ordnung zu erhalten mit der Stimme des Zeitalters in ein richtiges Verhältnis setzen." Das Eintreten für die Verwirklichung der Menschenrechte ließ den in unsicheren wirtschaftlichen Verhältnissen lebenden Kleinadligen bei deutschen Aristokraten ins Zwielicht geraten. Ständige Verdächtigungen und Verläumdungen seiner Kritiker veranlassten Knigge ". zum Verfassen einiger philosophischer Abhandlungen, die ihn durch Einfachheit des Stils, Prägnanz der Darstellung u. Logizität der Argumentation gleichermaßen als wichtigen Wegbereiter der Aufklärung in Deutschland erscheinen lassen" (Killy). "Zur Zeit der Übernahme der Ritscherschen Buchhandlung durch die Hahn'sche Hofbuchhandlung waren die Restauflagen der für die Schriftenreihe benutzten Werke zum Teil vergriffen. Die 'Schriften' wurden deshalb in einer 10-bändigen Zusammenstellung neu geordnet und fortgesetzt" (Knigge Bibl. S. 359). Enthält: Ueber den Umgang mit Menschen, 1-3 (1817-1818) – Amtsrath Gutmann (1812) – Zauberschloß (1804) – Geschichte des armen Herrn von Mildenburg, 1-3 (1797) – Reise nach Braunschweig (1802) – Briefe auf einer Reise aus Lothringen (1806). – Frisches Exemplar. Nur dieses Exemplar seit 1950 einmal (1974) im JAP. – Knigge 55. Vgl. Goed. IV 1, 617, 34 (A. 1804-1806).

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        Essai sur la preparation, la conservation, la desinfection des substances alimentaires et sur la construction des fourneaux economiques

      À Paris, chez l'Auteur, 1818. [2]-VIII-647-[1] pages (dont le feuillet Addition à l'errata), 3 planches depliantes demi-basane bleue, dos lisse et fileté 1818, 1818, in-8, [2]-VIII-647-[1] pages (dont le feuillet Addition à l'errata), 3 planches depliantes, demi-basane bleue, dos lisse et fileté, Édition originale, très rare, de cet ouvrage rédigé par le célèbre physicien Louis-Sébastien Lenormand (1757-1837), d'après Fournier ; ce dernier, inconnu des biographes, fut architecte et pyrotechnicien. Originaire de Toulon, il donne ici, pour la toute première fois dans un livre imprimé, la recette de la bouillabaisse, plat qu'il "n'est pas rare" de déguster dans les familles de Toulon et de Marseille pour "deux centimes et demi par tête" ; il s'avère que la fameuse soupe marseillaise était bien moins compliquée à préparer qu'elle ne l'est aujourd'hui ! "Cet ouvrage très important traite des soupes économiques, de la cuisine de ménage. Il explique les différentes formules de Helvetius, Vauban et Rumford et donne les propriétés, les usages et les recettes des céréales, légumes secs, herbes, fruits, légumes frais. Recettes de potages, soupes, pélaus, riz au lait... Un chapitre traite des tagliatelles, plusieurs autres donnent des recettes a base de pommes de terre et de mais" (Oberlé). Livre de recettes et de conservation des aliments (description détaillée de la méthode d'Appert), il était destiné en premier lieu aux établissements de charité publics. La seconde partie est consacrée aux différents fourneaux inventés par Fournier ; les trois planches dépliantes, gravées sur cuivre d'après ses dessins, représentent des fourneaux, sous le titre de "Essai sur la préparation des substances alimentaires". Exemplaire authentifié par cachet de l'auteur-éditeur, Fournier, au dos du faux-titre. Cachets ex-libris anciens. Dos passé. Mouillure intérieure aux premiers feuillets, rousseurs aux planches. Oberlé n° 191. Bitting, p. 164

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        Endymion: A Poetic Romance (An Association Copy)

      London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818. First Edition. Hard Cover. With first issue point of the imprint on verso of half-title "Printed by T. Miller, Noble Street, Cheapside" and without the one-line errata and without the 4 pages of ads; bound with the 5 line errata. Bound in a spectacular Zaehnsdorf binding, dated 1900; octavo, full olive levant morocco, with elaborate gilt tooled fanfare pattern of pointille ornamentation and azured leaf sprays within and around geometrical compartments formed by interlaced triple fillets; with label, head and tail bands and border on the sides of inlaid dark crimson morocco; doublures and linings of dark olive levant morocco; top edges gilt; by Zaehnsdorf, 1900. Cloth dust cover and slipcase. Association copy, belonging to Sir John Duke Coleridge, Lord Chief Justice of England, a relative of the poet, inscribed by him on the half-title, thus: "J. D. Coleridge Eton Coll. April, 1837." Endymion was written, when the poet was just 21 years old.

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        \"Ansicht des neuen Wehr, und Schleusen Baues in Landshut von Nord Ost gegen Westen anzusehen\". Ansicht des Wehrs mit den umliegenden Häusern.

       Lithographie \"auf Stein gezeichnet von C. Wenng\", um 1818, 15 x 35,5 cm. Nicht bei Winkler, Lentner, Bleibrunner und in \"Landshut ins Bild gesetzt\". - Die Darstellung ist ähnlich der von Bollinger aus Wiebeking. - Sehr seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Niederbayern

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

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

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        Florae Romanae Prodromus exhibens centurias XII Plantarum circa Romam et in Cisapenninis Pontificiae ditionis Provinciis sponte nascentium sexuali systemate digestas

      apud Vinc. Poggioli, 1818. In - 8° (215x140mm), pp. XV, (1), 351, (1) di imprimatur, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con dorso a nervetti adorno di titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa e di decori zigzaganti dorati o, a scomparti alterni, di fregi losangati con fiorellini all'interno, il tutto impresso in oro. Sguardie azzurre. 10 tavv. calcografiche ripiegate f.t. in fine del volume, raffiguranti piante della flora di Roma e del suo circondario. Ex - libris di Francesco Cazzamini - Mussi (Milano, 1888 - ivi, 1954), giornalista e scrittore, redattore de "Il Concilio", autore tra l'altro, a quattro mani con l'amico Marino Moretti, del poema drammatico "Leonardo da Vinci". Qualche fioritura fisiologica interna, alcuni piccoli restauri e tracce d'uso alla pergamena, ma ottima copia nel complesso. Prima edizione di questa sistematica classificazione di 462 piante della flora di Roma e dei suoi dintorni. Pritzel, 8565 e 6006. BMC, IV, 1889 e 1270. Latino

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        Religionsphilosophie. I. Nationalismus. II. Mystizismus. III. Supranaturalismus oder die Lehre von der Offenbarung des A. und N. Testaments.

      Tübingen, Laupp 1818 - 1824. 3 Bände. VIII, 432 S.; VIII, 304 S.; X, 662 S. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit je 2 Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenverg. ADB VI, 349; Ziegenfuss I, 301. - Erste Ausgabe. - Carl August von Eschenmayer (1768-1852) war Schüler Schellings, mit dessen Identitätsphilosophie er sich auseinandersetzte und seinem Lehrer Anregungen gab. Später wandte sich Eschenmayer dem Okkultismus zu, beschäftigte sich mit tierischem Magnetismus und untersuchte mit Justinus Kerner die \"Seherin von Prevorst\". - Titel mit Sammlerstempel. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        L'Europe et l'Amérique comparée

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

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        Iceland ; or the Journal of a Residence in that Island, during the years 1814 and 1815. Containing observations on the natural phenomena, history, literature, and antiquities of the island ; and the religion, character, manners, and customs of its inhabitants. With an introduction and appendix. Vol. 1-2.

      Edinburgh : Printed for Oliphant, Waugh and Innes, 1818. LXI + (3) + 377 + VII + (1) + 412 s. Foldet kart. 15 plansjer (hvorav 1 foldet). Samt. skinnbd. med nyere rygg. Skinn tittelfelter i blått og grønt. Bordyre i gull på for- og bakdekkel. Ex libris på forsats. Plansjene litt brunplettet, ellers et fint eks.

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        Charlemagne ou la Caroleide, poëme épique en vingt quatre chants

      Lenormand, 1818. - Lenormand., Paris 1818, in 8 (13,5x22cm), de 279pp. , 274pp., deux volumes reliés en un. - Prima edizione illustrata da Horace Vernet due frontespizi e 5 disegni originali di inchiostro e di lavaggio senza segno. Una mappa pieghevole migliorata note di chiusura di colore luoghi in cui la poesia si svolge. Periodo di vitello pieno. Smooth posteriore decorato con due caselle al grottesco, più thread e ruote. Parte del titolo e numero del volume in marocco verde. Croisillonnés piatti freddi, ampia ruota con fogliame inquadratura e vasi greci. Attrito alle mascelle e bordi piatti. Bordi dorati. Bellissimo esemplare, nonostante alcuni difetti. Charles-Victor Prévost Arlincourt (1788-1856) è stato, prima di sprofondare nell'oblio, una delle figure del romanticismo, e la sua popolarità rivaleggiava con Hugo. Ma allietata da un pubblico femminile, è stato arpionato dai critici che pensavano i suoi incredibili produzioni. Ha pubblicato il suo poema su Carlo Magno al grande fanfara. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de deux frontispices par Horace Vernet et de 5 dessins originaux à l'encre et lavis non signés. Une carte dépliante rehaussée de couleurs en fin d'ouvrage des lieux où se déroule le poème. Reliures en plein veau d'époque. Dos lisse orné de deux caissons à la Grotesque, de multiples filets et roulettes. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Plats croisillonnés à froid, large roulette d'encadrement avec feuillage, grecques et vases. Frottement aux mors et plats, bordures. Tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire, malgré quelques défauts. Charles-Victor Prévost d'Arlincourt (1788-1856) fut, avant de sombrer dans l'oubli, l'une des figures du Romantisme, et sa popularité rivalisait avec Hugo. Mais, acclamé par un public féminin, il était harponné par la critique qui jugeait ses productions invraisemblables. Il publia son poème sur Charlemagne à grand renfort de publicité.

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        Mémoires secrets sur l'établissement de la Maison de Bourbon en Espagne, extraits de la Correspondance du Marquis de Louville, gentilhomme de la chambre de Philippe V, et chef de sa maison française

      Maradan, 1818. - Maradan, Paris 1818, in-8 (12x19,5cm), VIII, 384pp. et 371pp., 2 volumes reliés. - First Edition. Mezza Vitello cuneo bordeaux, 1900; pastiche intelligente di 1.820 vincolante. Dos falsi nervi decorate ruote piane e reti. Torna uniformemente assottigliato senza conseguenze. Buon esemplare. Questo soldato è stato nominato capo della casa francese di Filippo V di Spagna, il primo Borbone re di Spagna (1700-1703). Si riceverà una nuova missione in Spagna nel 1716, in qualità di ambasciatore straordinario .. Nel corso di tre anni fondamentali, tutto quello che stava accadendo nella corte da lui. Ecco ciò che il Duc de Saint Simon nelle sue memorie: "Per parlare con il reale, e regnò il re di Spagna". Queste memorie sono state scritte durante la ritirata del Marchese e rimasero in forma di manoscritto. Biblioteca Etiquette Raymond Clavreuil. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi veau lie de vin à coins, vers 1900 ; pastiche adroit d'une reliure de 1820. Dos à faux nerfs plats orné de roulettes et filets. Dos uniformément éclaircis, sans conséquence. Bon exemplaire. Ce militaire fut nommé chef de la Maison française de Philippe V d'Espagne, le premier Bourbon roi d'Espagne (de 1700 à 1703). Il recevra une nouvelle mission en Espagne en 1716, comme ambassadeur extraordinaire.. Durant trois années essentielles, tout ce qui se faisait à la cour passait par lui. Voici ce qu'en dit le duc de Saint Simon dans ses mémoires : "Pour en parler au vrai, il gouverna le roi et l'Espagne." Ces mémoires furent rédigées lors de la retraite du marquis et demeurèrent à l'état de manuscrit. Etiquette de librairie Raymond Clavreuil.

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        Military Costume of Turkey. llustrated By a Series of Engravings, From Drawings made on the Spot.

      Thomas McLean,, London 1818 - First McLean printing of this costume book originally issued by William Miller. Fine full red morocco binding with gilt decoration on boards and spine, all edges gilt. Spine, corners and edges are rubbed. Front end paper cracked at joint. Plates have discoloured opposing pages, prints however are clean and bright, Ink stain on fore edge. Previous owners book plate on front end paper. Front cover starting. 31 hand-colored aquatint costume plates. Printed by W. Lewis. This is a heavy / oversized item so may incur higher postage rates. Further details and images are available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Japon ou moeurs, usages et costumes des habitans de cet empire, d'aprés les relations récentes de Krusenstern, Langsdorf, Titzing, etc., et ce que les Voyageurs précedens offrent de plus avéré; suivi de la rélation du voyage et de la captivité du Capitaine russe Golowin...

      Nepveu, 1818. Quattro volumi di cm. 13,7, pp. (4) xxiv, 187 (5); (4) 231 (3); (4) 226 (2); (4) 272 (2). Con 51 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate di cui 12 a doppia pagina o ripiegate. Splendida legatura ottocentesca in pieno marocchino blu, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e ricchissimi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da decorazioni concentriche, dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli in oro. Legatura non firmata, ma attribuibile senza tema d'errore ad uno dei migliori atelier parigini della seconda metà dell'800 (Gruel?). Esemplare freschissimo ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Senza difetti. Edizione originale Cfr. Brunet (I,1226); Colas (440); Lipperheide (1558) e Cordier (Japonica) 471.

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        Manuscript - Slave List of Sherwood Park Estate

      Tobago, 1818. London, 30 January 1823. Signed manuscript document being a registrar's true copy of an early annual Slave Return to record the number of slaves working and owned by the Sherwood Park Estate in the parish of Saint Andrew, Tobago, in the year 1818, as reported by the plantation manager William Walsh. Features clerical annotations to record a note made on 14 December 1820, by registrar James Crooks who authenticates the document, and a second note made on 31 July 1823 by Mr. Manning of the Department of Registrar of Deeds in reference to the conveyance of the property. Docketed to verso. Qto. 5 pages on two double-leafs, laid watermark paper made by Kingsford in 1822 and featuring a large fleur-de-Lys emblem. Leaf measures approximately 19 x 31 cm. Ink faded to first page, otherwise retaining a strong impression and in very good, original condition, an interesting early example of slave returns. In 1807 when the Abolition of Slave Trade Act came into force, the trade of slaves from Africa to the British colonies became illegal. In 1819 the Office for the Registry of Colonial Slaves was established in London in order to combat ongoing illicit transportation. British Colonial administrators began keeping registers of black slaves who had been so-called "lawfully enslaved." Copies of the slave registers, such as, and including the present document, were submitted to the office in order to prove compliance. Registration generally occurred once every three years, and continued through to 1834 when slavery was officially abolished. As one of the earliest examples of an official 'Slave Return', the format is rather simple and includes only the basic information which a slaver would have deemed pertinent for his purpose, ultimately illustrating the utter disregard for the African people. Data includes the captured individual's name (an assigned English or Scottish name first name only), gender, skin colour, approximate age based on a visual assessment, ethnic origin, and the labour assigned to them. A column is present for remarks, with only one entry being made in this case, a two-year old infant called Martha being blind. The plantation estate represented in this document, named Sherwood Park, and described as being situated in Saint Andrew Parish, may be the present site of the popular Sherwood Park Apartments in Carnbee, some 5 kilometres southwest of Scarborough. This estate was conveyed from John King to Honorable Benjamin Alleyne, according to a manuscript annotation made on 31 July 1823 by Mr. Manning of the Department of Registrar of Deeds (London). Benjamin Alleyne is named as a member of the Tobago branch administrative committee in the 1827 "Report of the Incorporated Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West India Islands." Its meetings were held at the Court-House in Scarborough. Benjamin Alleyne most likely descends from a prolific line of estate owners who first settled in Barbados in the eighteenth century. One hundred and fifty-eight slaves are listed here, all being African or Creole. A close division of males and females, their so-called employment was, in most cases, as a field worker. Several women and a few men are "jobbers," essentially everybody's slave and called upon for various jobs around the plantation, sometimes being contracted from other plantations. A scant few are coopers and carpenters; there are two drivers, one washwoman and one mason. The labourers' ages ranged from 11 to 60, keeping in mind that these were merely estimates and the child may have been even younger. [The driver did not pilot a vehicle, the term being an abbreviation of 'slave driver'. The driver was an overseer of other slaves, and often a violent oppressor with a whip.] In 1832, before the abolition of slavery, there were 653 sugar estates in cultivation and over 500 coffee plantations in the British West Indies. The British Slavery Abolition Act provided grant totalling £20 million to compensate the slave-owners for the loss of their "human property"! Almost all the men and women awarded compensation under the 1833 Abolition Act are listed in what is called a Parliamentary Return, an official reply by a government body to a request from an MP. The return is often referred to as the Slavery Abolition Act: An account of all sums of money awarded by the Commissioners of Slave Compensation while its full title is Accounts of slave compensation claims; for the colonies of Jamaica. Antigua. Honduras. St. Christopher's. Grenada. Dominica. Nevis. Virgin Islands. St. Lucia. British Guiana. Montserrat. Bermuda. Bahamas. Tobago. St. Vincent's. Trinidad. Barbadoes. Mauritius. Cape of Good Hope. It can be found in House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1837-1838 (215) vol. 48 and is 365 pages long. . Very Good.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Mayntz'); darunter Befestigungsplan mit Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen i.J. 1793; links u. rechts flankiert mit Erklärungen zur Stadt.

      - Kupferstich b. Brück, 1818, 19,5 x 33,5 (Sehr selten! - Nicht bei Stopp/Brumme)

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        Del merito e delle ricompense. Trattato storico filosofico.

      presso Gio. Pirotta, 1818 - 1819. 2 volumi in 1 in - 8° (cm. 26), legatura coeva in m. pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, tagli gialli; pp. [4] [336], [4] 371 [1b] in buono stato, fioriture sparse, senza primo occhietto. Prima edizione dell'opera più importante del Gioia, primo e unico trattato della seconda serie (Trattati pratici) del Prospetto delle Scienze Economiche. Riconosciuto come primo saggio organico di diritto premiale, era preceduto dal solo Dragonetti con Delle Virtù e de' premi giudicato dal Gioia «piuttosto un desiderio che un trattato», dal Diderot con Essai sue le mérite et la verti apostrofato come «guazzabuglio metafisico», e dal Bentham con la Teoria delle ricompense definita «trentesima parte dell'argomento» [pp. (3 - 4)]. Cfr. Blanqui 525; Brunet II,1603; Graesse III, 86. Buon esemplare.

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        Christoh Martin Wielands sämmtliche Werke. Herausgegeben von J.G. Gruber. 53 Bände in 30 Büchern.

      Leipzig Göschen /28 1818 - Christoph Martin Wielands sämmtliche Werke. Herausgegeben von J.G. Gruber. Leipzig, bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1818-28. Wilpert/Gühring 1392/121. Prächtige Ausgabe, sehr gut erhalten. 53 Bände in 30, Halbleder, vier Schmuckbünde, goldgepr. Rückentitel (auf grauschwarzem Grund), marmor. Überzug, klein-Oktav, die Bindung aller Bände ist stabil, keine oder nur minmale Nutzerspuren, nur geringe Lagerspuren: vereinzelte Beriebstellen auf d. Überzug, Leimschatten in den Ecken des Vor- u. Nachsatzes, hier auch stellenw. stockfleckig, ein kleines Besitzerschild (1,7 x 5,5/'E.H.Ullmann') jew. auf dem Vorsatz, Bd 16/17 mit der Klebespur eines Reparaturstreifens auf dem Vor- u. Innentitelblatt, ein kleiner ovaler Bibliotheksstempel ist vereinzelt sichtbar, verblasst oder gar nicht vorhanden ('Bibliothek Grosh. Gymnasium zu Büdingen'), auf d. Spiegel des Nachsatzes von Bd 50/51 mehrzeilige Anmerkungen (der Zeit, Bleistift, in winziger Schrift), es fehlt der Doppelband 38/38. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Manuscript - Appraisment Documents of Robert Gordon, Governor of the Colony of Berbice - Elizabeth Ann Estate

      Guyana, 1818. Demerara, 1818. "Statement of the affairs of the late Robert Gordon, dec'd to 1st January 1818." Manuscript appraisement of the immense Elizabeth Anne Plantation Estate in Essequibo, West Demerara, British Guiana, valuing the land, buildings, slaves, livestock, and livestock, belonging to Robert Gordon, Governor of the Colony of Berbice, as requested by his executors. An unusually detailed assessment featuring a "Crop Account" which records costs and profits associated with sugar and rum. With the signatures of three appraisers, and manuscript docketing to wrappers. Folio. 16 pages, on 6 double-leafs watermarked J Budgen 1815, string-tied in bright yellow wrappers. Leafs measure approximately 26 x 40 cm (10 x 16 inches). Wrappers age-toned and worn at spine, some small chips to margins, otherwise document is in very good, original condition, a significant and substantial document in a fine hand. Primary source manuscript material for British Guiana is scarce. The sugar plantation assessed herein was the estate of Robert Gordon Esq. from Aberdeen, who was twice Lieutenant-Governor of Berbice, British Guiana. The estate was named Elizabeth Anne and was located in Essequibo Islands, West Demerara, Guyana. An expansive estate surely requiring skilled and organized management to turn a profit, the Elizabeth Anne stretched over 526 acres, and was equipped with its own hospital, windmill, cast iron aqueducts and cistern for independent water supply and irrigation, a sugar mill, large sugar boiling house, rum storehouse, a schooner, and more. It required some 336 working hands, slaves, to operate. Apart from this highly detailed primary source document, one does not readily find much information pertaining to this important and sizeable estate, in spite of its connection to a British Guiana governor. [Several years later, in parliamentary papers, printed by Britain's House of Lords in 1841, Elizabeth Anne Estate is noted for receiving 37 Portuguese immigrants and the unnamed estate manager promising to supply beds, tables and benches.] In addition, the document refers to Quamina, a historically notable Guianese slave who is best remembered for his leading role in involved in the Demerara Rebellion of 1823, one of the largest slave revolts in the British colonies before slavery was abolished. A carpenter, Quamina lived and worked on owned by Sir John Gladstone's "Success" plantation in Demerara. He was very hard-working and respected, and under the tutelage of Reverend John Wray of Berbice, he learned to read and write. In 1817, he was one of five slaves elected deacon by the congregation. However, none of these would preclude him from receiving the abuse that slaves were subjected to. He too, was harshly treated and humiliated by his masters, once was beaten to incapacitation for a six-week period. (Reverend John Smith, wrote in his journal on 30 August 1817 that the slaves of "Success" complained about the work load and very severe treatment.) A single entry in the present document, noted due to its expense, suggests that in 1817 Quamina escaped the plantation and, at least for a time, was under the care of the more merciful Governor Gordon. Quamina is considered a national hero in Guyana. "Statement of the affairs of the late Robert Gordon, dec'd, to 1st January 1818." Following the death of former Governor of the British Colony of Berbice, Robert Gordon, Esq., the executors of his will of Thomas Frankland (formely Gordon's Government Secretary) and Alexander Fullerton (an attorney in Demerara and Essequibo), requested a complete appraisal of the estate and assets. All figures are calculated in Dutch guilders, although the final assessment is presented in two currencies, assigning to this estate and its assets, including the slaves, a total value of 78,065 British Pounds Sterling, or 936,780 Holland Guilders. Painstakingly thorough and detailed, penned in a meticulous hand, this document now forms a superlative primary source record of all aspects relating to the operations of a slave-driven, sugar and rum producing estate - a plantation of which there seems to be surprisingly little else for documentation considering its grandeur and its connection to a leading colonial administrator. "Plantation Elizabeth Anne - Inventory and Appraisement - Cultivation" is the heading on the first page, which proceeds to delineate the 526 acres of land into its various sections of use, then describe in excellent detail each of the buildings and other functional structures in use and dispersed across the vast territory. Some of these include the manager's luxurious dwelling complete with outside gallery, commune-style 'negro houses' measuring 300 to 500 feet long by 18 feet wide, a kitchen and washhouse building, a windmill repaired in 1816, road bridges, aqueducts, sugar processing buildings with equipment, and so forth. Again seldom seen on a list of plantation estate assets, Governor Gordon's estate included a schooner and a smaller boat. A lengthy register of slaves, neatly organized by assigned occupations, places a dollar value on 336 persons re-named and bound to servitude for an undetermined number of years. A simple and unsympathetic chart, only a first name and figure are noted. Each slave was given an English or Scottish name, some on this list even being placenames, London, New York, Newport, York, Barbados, Cuba, Pompey, for example. Other peculiar and derogatory given names arbitrarily donned upon them include Hood, Yankey, Duchess, Queen, Blue, Jupiter, and so forth. There are four (4) drivers (slave-drivers, not vehicle operators). A scant few other posts are listed including a distiller, boat captain and boatswain, painter, mason, engineer, cooper, boiler, carpenter, and washerwoman. There are 33 male watchmen stockkeepers active on duty. All others are assigned to general, arduous field work, save 6 individuals who are invalid. An unexpected annotation on the list of "Negros" reveals that one young male was slave sent to Aberdeen for education. Continuing with an in-depth 12-page financial evaluation, half is devoted to tallying monthly expenses made in the year 1817 by itemizing provisions such as food and spirits, tobacco, arms, lumber and shingles for repairs, "the King's taxes [George III]," fabric for making slaves' clothing, a hat, a journal for the sick house, a coffee pot, fishing line, a small fee for taking in a female runaway, salaries, medical expenses including an extended medical attendance for some of the slaves, annual salaries such as the manager's who earned 4,400 Dutch Guilders, and innumerable other costs. Two pages record costs and profits associated with the production and sales of sugar and rum in 1817, headed in upper margin "Crop Account." In the latter we find interesting Scots in colonial Demerara as purchasers, names such as James Fraser, Patrick McClure, Captain Simson, Alexander Shaw. Two pages list debts paid from the estate, those still owing, as well as receivables due. A separate chart is titled, "Gain by Exchange of Bills." More than just an expense register, many of the challenges of operating a fruitful plantation in British Guiana, as in the West Indies, come to light in these pages - scarcity of provisions, runaway slaves, continuous medical attention, feeding and clothing hundreds of captive labourers, and so forth. Finally, of personal note, a most interesting page shows monies paid by Governor Gordon for the care and education his children, he evidently having 5 daughters and one son. Titled, "An Account of the Expense attending the Board Maintenance & Education of the Natural Children of the late Robert Gordon deceased from January 1st 1817 to January 1st 1818," 2907 Dutch Guilders were expensed from the estate in one year. [The aforementioned Alexander Shaw was a resident of Demerara and one of the executors for the plantation called Providence. James Fraser younger, 8th of Belladrum (died in 1834), was owner and then co-owner of the cotton plantation known as Golden Fleece Estate in Berbice. In 1790 James Jr was in Tobago, having been to Demerara where he had purchased an estate. In 1794 Fraser owned a 500-acre cotton plantation on the west sea-coast of Berbice, which by 1798 was known as Dochfour. He also owned an 80-acre cotton plantation on the Mahaica. Fraser and two brothers were influential among Highland Scots in Demerara and Berbice, particularly the eldest, James, who co-ordinated the gathering of contributions for Inverness Infirmary in 1799.] Colonial statesman Robert Gordon, Esq. (1764-1814) served twice as Governor General of the Colony of Berbice, British Guiana, in South America, first from December 1810 to June 1812, and beginning a second term in February 1813 until he evidently took ill and was replaced by an acting Governor, surname Grant, who completed the term to June 1814. Before becoming a statesman, he was a Captain of the Royal Engineers. He arrived in British Guiana sometime between 1804 and 1808 during the second half of the Anglo-Spanish War. Participating in the defence of British possessions, he went out on a schooner with an American named Mr. Hubbard, to attack a Spanish privateer along the coast of Essequibo. [The event is described in a book by Gordon's friend, naturalist and explorer Charles Waterton who travelled to British Guiana in 1804 and managed his uncle's estates near Georgetown.] He is the first Gordon connected with Berbice, which during his tenure as Governor, was in effect a Dutch colony which had been captured by the British in 1796, but would not be officially ceded until 1814. His name appears in several parliamentary documents, and he is remembered for having reduced the commission percentage payable for the sale of an estate, and for improving conditions for the slaves. He died in British Guiana in 1814 at age fifty, leaving for his daughter Harriet Elizabeth Gordon (1807-1859), the Elizabeth Anne plantation, or a £20,000 mortgage on it. [Her son, Governor Gordon's grandfather, is the Australian poet Adam Lindsay Gordon, whom in turn inherited £7,000 from her in 1861.] Born at Hallhead in Aberdeenshire, he was the third son of Robert Gordon 3rd of Esslemont and 14th of Hallhead (who died in 1793) and Lady Henrietta Gordon, daughter of William, second Earl of Aberdeen. The Gordons of Hallhead remained at the Hallhead House until the 18th century, when Robert Gordon, 13th of Hallhead, became the 1st laird of Esselmont near Ellon. (He built the Esselmont House.) The family have remained at Esselmont to this day, although their name is now Wolrige-Gordon, due to the property having passed from Major Robert Gordon, 17th of Hallhead and 5th of Esselmont (who died 1828) to his daughter Ann, who married Henry Perkins Wolrige, who changed his name to Wolrige-Gordon. In addition to managing his own estate, Governor Gordon oversaw the operations of the Crown Estates. In a letter to the Earl of Liverpool 2 May 1811 Governor Gordon reported that the only source of revenue arising from the Colony of Berbice, for the Crown, was four plantations owned by the Dutch West India Company prior to British conquest. However, having witnessed deplorable conditions, such as, for example, slaves with no clothing for two years, and noticing a rapid rate of mortality among them from disease, abuse, so forth, he fought vehemently against the Commissioners for improved conditions for the slaves. In the same year he had the provisions-grounds re-planted to yield better crops for feeding the slaves, as they had been neglected by the Berbice Commissioners. British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. The area was originally settled by the Dutch as the colonies of Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo, then captured by the British in 1796 and officially ceded in 1814, and consolidated into a single colony on 21 July 1831. The colony's capital was at Georgetown (known as Stabroek prior to 1812). As the British developed the colony for sugar cane plantations, they imported many Africans as slave labour. The economy of British Guiana was completely based on sugarcane production until the 1880s, when falling cane sugar prices stimulated a shift toward rice farming, mining and forestry. However, sugarcane remained a significant part of the economy. Georgetown was the site of a significant slave rebellion in 1823. In the 1880s gold and diamond deposits were discovered in British Guiana, but they did not produce significant revenue. British colonists built the first railway system in South America in British Guiana, 61 miles of standard gauge, from Georgetown to Rosignol, and 19 miles of 3'6" line between Vreeden Hoop and Parika; it opened in 1848. Several narrow-gauge lines were built to serve the sugar industry and others were built to serve the later mines. In 1823, only five years after this document was made, the slave population recorded in the United Colony of Demerara and Essequibo was 74,418, with slightly more female slaves than male. Berbice (Kolonie Berbice) was a Dutch colony from 1627 to 1815. Situated along the Berbice River in Guyana, it was settled in 1627 by Abraham van Peere, under the suzerainty of the Dutch West India Company. In 1720, the five owners of the colony founded a Society of Berbice to raise more capital for the colony. In 1732 the Berbice Association (Society of Bernbice), together with the Dutch West India Company established a charter with which to grant lands to private individuals. In 1733, a village which had sprung up near Fort Nassau was named New Amsterdam. Berbice's economic situation improved, and by 1735 it consisted of 12 plantations owned by the society, 93 private plantations along the Berbice River, and 20 plantations along the Canje River. In 1762 the population of the Berbice colony was recorded as 4,423 (346 whites, 244 Amerindians, 3,833 Africans), indicating a successful expansion, until suddenly a slave uprising broke out under the leadership of Cuffy in February 1763, and continued well into 1764, with Cuffy naming himself governor of Berbice. Only with the use of brute force was governor Wolfert Simon van Hoogenheim able to finally suppress the uprising, and restore the colony to Dutch rule. The Dutch colonies of Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo, were captured by the British in 1796, officially ceded in 1814, and finally consolidated into the colony of British Guiana in 1831. Slavery had been abolished in Great Britain in 1834, on paper at least. Still today however Guatemala and Guyana are active centers in human trafficking.. Very Good.

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        Principj ragionati d'agricoltura. (Principi fondamentali. L'Economia. L'agronomia. L'agricoltura).

      1818. Firenze, nella Stamperia Piatti, 1818-1819, volumi 8, legati in 4 tomi, in-8, mezza tela moderna e angoli, piatti in carta marmorizzata. Esemplare a pieni margini. Con 5 tavole, 4 ripiegate più volte. Qualche brunitura. L'opera, considerata uno dei testi di agricoltura più importanti dal punto di vista economico-scientifico, fu pubblicata la prima volta in Germania nel 1809-12.

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        Francesca da Rimini. Tragedia (Segue:) Manfredo, poema drammatico di Lord Byron. Versione in prosa di Silvio Pellico. Milano, co' tipi di Giovanni Pirotta, 1818

      Pirotta, 1818. 2 opere in un volume in - 8, con titolo e paginazione singola: pp. (4), 56; pp.57, (3). Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata, fregi floreali e titolo in oro al dorso, contropiatti in carta decorata. Edizione originale di entrambe le tragedie. La Francesca da Rimini, la più nota e diffusa pièce di Pellico, venne recitata da Carlotta Marchionni nel 1815. Il Manfredi di Byron vide la luce in lingua inglese nel 1817 a Londra. Il Pellico (Saluzzo 1789 - Torino 1854) ebbe, malgrado gli otto anni di carcere allo Spielberg, una vita culturale assai intensa, e fu legato d'amicizia a Manzoni, Berchet, Monti, Romagnosi, ed altri dotti contenporanei. All'esemplare è unita una importante lettera autografa di Silvio Pellico, firmata per esteso, senza indicazione di luogo e data: 1 pagina in - 8, elegantemente vergata.Lo scrittore si rivolge in francese con tono scherzoso ad una non identificata "Madame la Marquise" comunicandole che le aveva acquistato con riserva presso Giegler, libraio milanese, "I misteri di Udolpho", romanzo di Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823), celebre scrittrice inglese pioniera del genere horror. Pellico ironizza sulla scarsa diffusione della letteratura straniera in Italia ".. on a une peur ridicule que l'instruction se répande trop dans le pays. Quand on craint la lumière n'est - ce pas avouer sa laideur ?". Interessante missiva sui gusti letterari di Pellico. Libro e lettera in perfetto stato di conservazione, formano un pregiatissimo assieme.

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        Roma - Ponte Cestio prima della Riforma 15 Agosto 1886.

      1818. Sei straordinarie foto originali su doppia pagina (cm. 40x55 su cartoncino con didascalia di cm. 54x74) + 2 su una sola pagina, che mostrano il ponte prima della demolizione di 2 arcate. Antonio D'Alessandri (L'Aquila 1818 - Roma 1893) insieme al fratello Paolo Francesco (L'Aquila 1824 - Roma 1889) fu titolare di uno studio fotografico a Roma. Lo studio, intestato "Fratelli D'Alessandri", ebbe sede prima in Via del Babuino, poi in via del Corso e, infine, in Via Condotti. Fu tra i più affermati nell'Italia dell'Ottocento e per molti aspetti segnò in modo significativo la storia della fotografia italiana. Annota Silvio Negro, in uno dei suoi scritti sulla storia della fotografia a Roma, che il laboratorio dei fratelli D'Alessandri fu certamente il primo studio professionistico aperto nella Capitale; in tale circostanza don Antonio, come sacerdote cattolico, fu costretto a chiedere una specifica dispensa per esercitare liberamente il mestiere di fotografo, dispensa che l'autorità ecclesiastica gli concesse a patto di non ostentare sul lavoro l'abito ecclesiastico. L'appartenenza di don Antonio al clero, insieme all'indiscusso talento tecnico e artistico, favorirono il successo dell'impresa. I due fratelli ottennero infatti per primi i permessi per entrare in Vaticano e ritrarre il Pontefice Pio IX con la sua corte. Fu la grande Mostra della fotografia romana, tenuta nel 1952, a cura di Silvio Negro, a mettere in luce il ruolo centrale svolto dai D'Alessandri per la conservazione della memoria storica romana e a far conoscere a un grande pubblico il loro lavoro. In folio (cm. 56); legatura dell'epoca in mezza pelle con 6 grossi nervi; titolo in oro al piatto anteriore. Rarissima ed unica documentazione su Ponte Cestio precedente alla parziale demolizione. Axs

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        Oeuvres complètes de Marmontel

      Verdière, 1818. - 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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        IL MUSEO PIO CLEMENTINO ILLUSTRATO E DESCRITTO.

      Bettoni, 1818 - 1822. (Codice AN/2992) Sette volumi in 8° (21,7x14,2 cm) LXVIII - 2022 pp. complessive. Seconda edizione della splendida opera dedicata al museo romano Pio - Clementino (dai nomi dei papi Clemente XIV e Pio VI), il complesso più grande dei Musei Vaticani. Descrive le importanti collezioni di epoca greca e romana ivi conservate, illustrate con 455 belle tavole incise su rame, molte ripiegate, e 2 ritratti. Cfr. Graesse, VII/370; Gamba 2687; Brunet, V/1313. Sporadiche ingialliture, ex - libris con antica nota a matita. Eleganti legature dell'epoca in mezza pelle verde, titolo oro ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati, margini colorati a spruzzo. Ottima conservazione. Euro 1650.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Cours Elémentaire de Code Civil, ou Exposé méthodique des dispositions du Code Civil pour en faciliter l'Intelligence (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Blaise Jeune, 1818. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, et mise dans un nouvel ordre, 2 vol. in - 8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane racinée, Blaise Jeune, Paris, 1818, 2 ff., iv - 595 pp. ; 1 f., 746 pp. Cette seconde édition reprend les "Notions élémentaires du nouveau Droit Civil" publiées en 1803, 184 et 1805, remises en ordre et refondues par Poncelet, Avocat à la Cour royale et élève de Pigeau. Les ouvrages de Pigeau sont devenus rares. Complet. Etat satisfaisant (rel. frottées, avec mq. en coiffes, qq. petites mouill.) Français

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        Forsøg til en Beskrivelse over Lofodens og Vesteraalens Fogderie i Nordlands amt, med et Situations-Cart, af Erik Andreas Colban, Særskilt aftrykt af det Kongl. Norske Videnskabers-Selskabs Skrivter.

      Trondheim, Trykt af Chr. K. Winding, 1818. 4to. 86 s. Foldet kobberstukket kart (Cart over Lofodens og Vesteraalens Fogderi i Nordlands Amt med dets Øer, Strömme og Lunde.. af Kristine Colban, Kirkevaag Juni 1814). Samt. blått kartonasjebd.

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        Second Voyage en Perse, en Arménie et dans l'Asie Mineure, fait de 1810 à 1816, avec le journal d'un voyage au Golfe Persique par le Brésil et Bombay..Orné de gravures. Traduit de l'anglais. Tome premier (et second). Paris, Libr. de Gide Fils, 1818

      Gide Fils, 1818. 2 vol. in - 8, pp. 464 (le prime 10 in numeraz. romana); 462; leg. del tempo m. pelle, tit. e fregi oro ai dorsi. Con 4 tav. f.t. finem. inc. all'acquatinta a colori. Prima edizione francese, tradotta dall'inglese da Eyriès. Ministro plenipotenziario presso la Corte di Persia, Morier era stato incaricato nel 1809 di accompagnare in Inghilterra una legazione persiana comandata da Mirza Abul Hassan. Egli pubblicò allora la relazione di quella spedizione nel suo "Premier voyage en Perse". Nel 1810 riaccompagnò i Persiani nel loro paese, con una spedizione diretta dall'ambasciatore Sir Gore Ouseley, la cui prima tappa fu Rio de Janeiro; successivamente passò in India e poi nel Golfo Persico. Vi sono dettagliatamente descritti città e paesi, luoghi interessanti e curiosi, usanze popolari, credenze religiose, costumi di vita, rapporti con governatori e re, economia, manufatti, avventure, ecc. Bell'esemplare.

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        Orlando furioso secondo l'edizione del MDXXXII per cura di Ottavio Morali.

      Appresso Giovanni Pirotta, 1818. Cm. 35,5, pp. xxxii, 547 (1). Con ritratto inciso in rame all'antiporta. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti decorati a secco. Qualche minimo segno d'uso esterno, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Si tratta della tiratura di soli 50 esemplari su carta grande velina. Cfr. Agnelli - Ravegnani (I, 219 - 220): "Magnifica e pregiatissima edizione, che la Crusca citò, e che il Gamba giustamente apprezzò come una delle migliori. In fatti, egli scrive: - Con mirabile diligenza si prestò il dotto uomo alla buona riuscita, e così si ha il Furioso interamente restituito alle native forme dategli dal suo autore... - . In una dotta prefazione il Morali passa in esame tutte le antiche stampe del Furioso... Inoltre ha arricchito l'edizione di esatte tavole, le quali, dando i confronti delle lezioni adottate con quelle delle stampe più famigerate, segnano le più notabili differenze grammaticali...Di questa ediz. esistono 50 esemplari in carta grande velina...". Cagnolati G. (Mostra di edizioni ariostesche, n 220) : "Splendida edizione... ritratto dell'A. inciso da F. Caporale.".

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        Cajo Cornelio Tacito volgarizzato da Lodovico Valeriani

      Magheri, 1818 - 1819. Cinque volumi in - 4° (28 x 19,5 cm), pp. LVI, 329, (1), LXXI, (1); 423, (1), XLVIII; 361, (1), LII; 401, (1), XXXII; 173, (1), XXVII, (1); il quinto volume contiene inoltre gli scritti Saggio sopra l'origine ed il progresso de' costumi e delle opinioni a' medesimi pertinenti di Jacopo Stellini della Congregazione Somasca volgarizzato da Lodovico Valeriani, Firenze, Magheri, 1820, di pp. (4), XXXII, 171, (1), e Discorsi di Lodovico Valeriani premessi all'opera "Delle mutazioni de' regni" di Ottavio Sammarco riprodotta in Milano l'anno 1805, Firenze, Magheri, 1820, di pp. XXXIII, (1), entrambi con frontespizio proprio; bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli in pergamena, con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso a sei scomparti. Ritratto del Valeriani disegnato da P. Ermini e inciso dal Lasinio all'antiporta del primo volume; medaglione ovale con ritratto di Tacito inciso in rame (5,7 x 4,4 cm) al frontespizio di ciascun volume. Nella parte inferiore del dorso del quinto volume, piccola abrasione. Alcuni piccoli lavori di tarlo, nella maggior parte dei casi consistenti in un foro di circa un millimetro di diametro, nei margini bianchi, molto lontano dal testo, tutti ben riparati con carta giapponese da piccolo intervento di restauro; di seguito il dettaglio: al primo volume, nell'angolo inferiore interno delle pagine dalla 315 alla II; al secondo volume, nell'angolo inferiore interno di tutto il tomo; al terzo volume, nella parte superiore della cerniera anteriore; al quarto volume, nell'angolo superiore interno delle pagine dalla 301 alla 320 e da pagina 397 al piatto posteriore compreso; al quinto volume, da pagina 95 alla 112 della prima parte e nell'angolo inferiore esterno delle pagine dalla 148 del Saggio all'ultima del tomo. Piccolissima mancanza, di pochi millimetri, ben reintegrata con carta giapponese, nel margine superiore della carta che ospita il frontespizio del terzo volume. Sporadici, piccoli, leggeri segni d'umido; per il resto, bellissimo esemplare, con ampi margini. Gamba 2673: "Edizione dall' autore unicamente approvata ... Ebbe questo volgarizzamento lode per chiarezza, fedeltà e precisione".

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        AUGSBURG. - Die Schönheiten der Königl. Kreisstadt Augsburg und deren Umgebungen.

      Jenisch & Stage, ca. 1818., Agb. und Lpz., - 20,5 x 17 cm. 61 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titel und 49 Kupfertafeln nach J.Chr. Weyermann u.a. 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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        Essai sur la Peéparation, la Conservation, la Désinfection des Substances Alimentaires, et sur la Construction des Fourneaux Economiques...

      Pichard libraire, Imprimerie de Chaignieau ainé, 1818. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Mezza pelle coeva. (2),VIII, 647, (1) pp. + 3 tavv. rip. 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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        Caricatures de J.J.

      Paris: Chez l&#146;auteur et chez Alphonse Giroux, 1818. - Isabey&#146;s Grotesque and Indelicate Caricatures[ISABEY, Jean-Baptiste. Caricatures de J.J. Paris: Chez l&#146;auteur et chez Alphonse Giroux, 1818.First edition. Title from front wrapper. Oblong folio (10 3/8 x 14 inches; 263 x 356 mm.). Twelve numbered hand-colored lithographed plates loose in wrappers as issued. Plates lithographed by C. Motte.Original pink lithographed wrappers (11 1/8 x 15 inches; 282 x 382 mm.). Minimal dust soiling to plate margins and wrappers. A very fine copy, housed in a fleece-lined quarter black morocco clamshell case."These twelve pseudonymous designs were the pastimes of Jean-Baptiste Isabey, a miniature painter of repute, who was the father of Eugène Isabey. Of great verve and spirit in themselves, their grotesque figures, tall or short, fat or thin, provide a link with English caricature of the previous quarter of a century, particularly the work of Thomas Rowlandson. Isabey&#146;s situations are as gross and indelicate as his people. Indeed, &#145;A game of whist&#146; (plate X) is among the least outré of his designs. This album foreshadows what was to be the prevailing style among caricaturists of manners in the early 1820s The series is far livelier than another set of lithographs by Isabey, to which he signed his name, the thirty plates of his Voyage en Italie of 1822" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book)."Cette suite de caricatures est intéressante pour les modes de l&#146;epoque [This series of caricatures is interesting for the costumes of the time]" (Colas).Colas 1519. Hiler, p. 468. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 101. [Attributes: First Edition]

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