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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CAMPAIGNS OF THE HON. NATHANIEL GREENE.

      Philadelphia. 1819. - xxiii,[1],452pp. plus portrait frontispiece and two folding facsimiles. Original green paper-covered boards, manuscript spine title. Spine chipped, extremities worn. Foxed, some leaves with faint dampstaining, 19th-century pencil inscriptions from "George W. Ford Baltimore Maryland" on front free endpaper, contemporary ink signature reading "E.A. Poe" on front pastedown. A good copy in original condition. Untrimmed. In a half morocco box. Edgar Allan Poe's copy of this engaging biography of Gen. Nathaniel Greene, with descriptions of many of the major battles of the Revolution, in which Greene played a significant role. Poe has signed the front pastedown, "E.A. Poe" in dark ink. During his professional life, as an editor and literary critic, Poe read widely. He reviewed literature and poetry, but also a wide range of historical nonfiction, such as INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AMERICA, THE LIFE OF PETRARCH, MEMOIRS OF LUCIEN BONAPARTE, A LIFE OF WASHINGTON, and NOTICES OF THE WAR OF 1812, among many others. Caldwell's history of Nathaniel Greene would have fit nicely into Poe's voracious reading habits. The contemporary pencil notations from another Baltimore owner on the front free endpaper lends credence to Poe's ownership of the book. An excellent copy of Caldwell's work on Greene, with a fascinating American literary association. SABIN 9897. HOWES C21. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 47494.

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        A Voyage to South America and the Cape of Good Hope

      in His Majesty's Brig Protector. First edition. 4to. Modern panelled morocco, gilt with red morocco label. xxx, 119pp. London, Printed for the Author,

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        Die Agape oder der geheime Weltbund der Christen, von Klemens in Rom unter Domitians Regierung gestiftet. [2. Titel:] Versuch einer Schilderung der Agape in ihrem ersten Jahrhunderte.

      Jena Verlag August Schmid 1819 - EA; 2 Teile in 1 Band; ca 21x13 cm; XXVIII, 556 Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz, Seiten 13-72 (4) [so komplett!]; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit handgeschr. Rückenschild (Einband leicht bestoßen, Titelkupfer geringfügig stockfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) 0,000 gr. Esoterik; Freimaurer; Freimaurerei [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mary Elizabeth Duffield RI (1819-1914) Watercolour, Floral Study

      19th Century - Mary Elizabeth Duffield RI (1819-1914) - Original 19th Century Watercolour. A beautifully framed watercolour by Mary Elizabeth Duffield who is best known for her watercolour flower paintings. This one depicts Pelargoniums and Lilly of the Valley. She was born in Bath, the daughter of flower painter T.E. Rosenberg who spent all his life in the city. She married the Bath still-life painter William Duffield. She exhibited flower studies of very high quality from 1848-1912 and is one of the best-known flower painters of the Victorian period. She published 'The Art of Flower Painting' in 1856. There are examples of her work in the V&A. Signed. In fine condition. Size: Medium (15-30cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 2000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Versuch einer mineralogischen Geographie von Schweden. Übersetzt und mit Erläuterungen und Zusätzen versehen von K.A. Blöde.

      Freyburg, Verlag Craz und Gerlach, 1819 - Mit einem handcoloriertem Kupfer., XII + 567 Seiten., Einband etwas berieben, wenige Seiten oberhalb etwas fleckig, Papier altersbedingt leicht gilb, gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8°. private brauen Halbleinwand mit Leinwandecken.,

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        Rare Antique Master Print-LANDSHUT-ST MARTIN'S CHURCH-Quaglio-1819

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'St. Martins=Pfarrkirche in Landshut.' - City view of the German city of Landshut with the church of St. Martin and a lively street scene with many figures. Lithograph, printed from two stones with hand colouring on wove paper. Description: From the 38 plate + title set: "Sammlung denkwürdiger Gebäude des Mittel-Alters in Deutschland Aufgenommen und auf Stein gezeichnet von Domenicus Quaglio.", published in Munich 1819. State: Only state. Ref: Winkler 640; Trost L56; Lentner 8674. Rare, early lithograph.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Domenico Quaglio' after own design. Domenico Quaglio (1787-1837) was like his brother Angelo of Italian descent and active in Munich as a lithographer. Condition: Very good, given age. Large margins, with handcoloring General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-P6-08 LATPC The overall size is ca. 16.9 x 22.2 inch. The image size is ca. 16.9 x 22.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 43 x 56.5 cm. The image size is ca. 43 x 56.5 cm.

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1809, 1810, AND 1811; Including a Description of Upper Louisiana, Together with the States of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennesse, with the Illinois and Western Territories.

      London, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1819.. SECOND EDITION 1819. 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, FOLDING ENGRAVED MAP AS FRONTISPIECE, pages: xiv, [17]-346, bound in original publisher's boards, printed paper label to spine, edges untrimmed. Spine rubbed and worn with loss, tips of corners worn, heavy spotting to pages 305-320, all text legible, slight offset from map to title page, map has some pale browning, 4 pages have age-browning, endpapers have pale age-browning, occasional pale foxing, a few edges slightly browned, an occasional small nick to margins, text mostly clean, otherwise a very good copy in original binding. This edition was the first to have the folding engraved map. Bradbury came to America and spent much time in the St. Louis area. Accompanied by another English botanist, Thomas Nuttall, he joined Wilson Hunt's party on the first leg of the journey up the Missouri, stopping near the Mandan villages. He met John Coulter at the beginning of the trip and relates Coulter's escape from the Blackfoot Indians. See: A Dictionary of Books relating to America, by John Sabin, Volume 1, 7207. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Portraits, Memoirs and Characters of Remarkable Persons

      Young and Whitley, London 1819 - Four Volumes. xii, 171p; vi, 235p; iv, 292p; 200p. Contemporary green morocco with richly gilt spines in compartments and gilt ruled boards. Red end papers and gilt foredges. Illustrated with 155 portraits. Nicely printed edition with some occasional spotting throughout. Light rubbing to the hinges, otherwise a fresh clean copy in a very attractive contemporary binding. Lowndes I p394 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CANCION PATRIOTICA QUE SE CANTA HOY 12 DEL PRESENTE EN EN SELEBRACION DEL ANIVERSARIO DE NUESTRA REGENERACION POLITICA, SACADA POR LOS PROFESORES ITALIANOS Y DEDICADA LA LETRA À S.E. EL SUPREMO DIRECTOR [caption title].

      [Santiago? ]. 1819 - Broadside, approximately 10 3/4 x 8 inches. In Spanish and Italian. Small numerical ink inscription following first line. Some foxing and light staining. Very good. A curious and unrecorded imprint celebrating the anniversary of Chile's independence with a patriotic song in Italian. The song, dedicated by a group of Italian professors to Chile's Supreme Director Bernardo O'Higgins, is printed in parallel columns in Italian and Spanish. During the first years of independence, it was common in Chile to contract foreign professors for the teaching of various discipline - in this case, probably literature.

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        Antique Print-MAINZ-RHINE-RHEIN-GERMANY-von Gerning-Schuetz-Sutherland-1819

      - Plate: Mentz, from the Influx of the Maine into the Rhine. Original colour aquatint etching with hand colouring on a vellin type paper. Description: This scarse plate originates from: 'A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine from Mentz to Cologne', With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions'. By Baron J.J. von Gerning. Translated from German by John Black. Illustrated with a large folding map with coloured outlines and 24 full-page hand-coloured engravings after drawings by C.G. Sch?tz. London: R. Ackermann, 1820. First Edition in English, dedicated to King George IV. The engraved plates are elegantly and romantically hand-coloured. Several plates with the early issue watermarks 1817 and 1818, and all plates before numbers. Each of the plates except those depicting Mainz and Biberich match Tooley's first state. According to Ackermann's advertisements for the work, discussed fully by Abbey, this is one of 750 copies printed on 'large wove Elephant Vellum Paper' and 50 large paper copies were published in six monthly parts from October, 1819, to March, 1820. Gerning's first edition appeared at Wiesbaden in 1819, but it was not illustrated. A later German edition was published in 1822 at Frankfurt, containing 24 views. This Ackermann edition represents the first edition in English and the first illustrated edition. The original drawings were executed by Christian Georg Sch?tz (1758-1823) and were engraved by Sutherland and Havell. Artists and Engravers: The original drawings were executed by Christian Georg Sch?tz (1758-1823) and were engraved by Thomas Sutherland (c.1785-c.1820) or Daniel Havell (b. 1785). The Havell family of Reading, Berkshire, England included a number of notable engravers, etchers and painters, as well as writers, publishers, educators, and musicians. In particular, members of this family were among the foremost practitioners of aquatint; and had a long association with Indian art and culture. They are the English descendants of the aristocratic Hauteville family of Normandy. Condition: Very good considering it's age. General age related toning and light thumbing from handling. Small holes in top margin from binding, not affecting image. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LJC-A1-34 The overall size is ca. 13.6 x 11.2 inch. The image size is ca. 11 x 9.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 34.5 x 28.5 cm. The image size is ca. 28 x 23 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antique Print-KOBLENZ-RHINE-RHEIN-GERMANY-von Gerning-Schuetz-Sutherland-1819

      - Plate: Coblentz. And the Fortrefs of Ehrenbreitstein. Original colour aquatint etching with hand colouring on a vellin type paper. Description: This scarse plate originates from: 'A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine from Mentz to Cologne', With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions'. By Baron J.J. von Gerning. Translated from German by John Black. Illustrated with a large folding map with coloured outlines and 24 full-page hand-coloured engravings after drawings by C.G. Sch?tz. London: R. Ackermann, 1820. First Edition in English, dedicated to King George IV. The engraved plates are elegantly and romantically hand-coloured. Several plates with the early issue watermarks 1817 and 1818, and all plates before numbers. Each of the plates except those depicting Mainz and Biberich match Tooley's first state. According to Ackermann's advertisements for the work, discussed fully by Abbey, this is one of 750 copies printed on 'large wove Elephant Vellum Paper' and 50 large paper copies were published in six monthly parts from October, 1819, to March, 1820. Gerning's first edition appeared at Wiesbaden in 1819, but it was not illustrated. A later German edition was published in 1822 at Frankfurt, containing 24 views. This Ackermann edition represents the first edition in English and the first illustrated edition. The original drawings were executed by Christian Georg Sch?tz (1758-1823) and were engraved by Sutherland and Havell. Artists and Engravers: The original drawings were executed by Christian Georg Sch?tz (1758-1823) and were engraved by Thomas Sutherland (c.1785-c.1820) or Daniel Havell (b. 1785). The Havell family of Reading, Berkshire, England included a number of notable engravers, etchers and painters, as well as writers, publishers, educators, and musicians. In particular, members of this family were among the foremost practitioners of aquatint; and had a long association with Indian art and culture. They are the English descendants of the aristocratic Hauteville family of Normandy. Condition: Very good considering it's age. General age related toning and light thumbing from handling. Small holes in top margin from binding, not affecting image. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LJC-A1-30 The overall size is ca. 13.6 x 11.2 inch. The image size is ca. 11 x 9.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 34.5 x 28.5 cm. The image size is ca. 28 x 23 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antique Print-KOLN-RHINE-RHEIN-GERMANY-von Gerning-Schuetz-Sutherland-1819

      - Plate: Gologne. Original colour aquatint etching with hand colouring on a vellin type paper. Description: This scarse plate originates from: 'A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine from Mentz to Cologne', With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions'. By Baron J.J. von Gerning. Translated from German by John Black. Illustrated with a large folding map with coloured outlines and 24 full-page hand-coloured engravings after drawings by C.G. Sch?tz. London: R. Ackermann, 1820. First Edition in English, dedicated to King George IV. The engraved plates are elegantly and romantically hand-coloured. Several plates with the early issue watermarks 1817 and 1818, and all plates before numbers. Each of the plates except those depicting Mainz and Biberich match Tooley's first state. According to Ackermann's advertisements for the work, discussed fully by Abbey, this is one of 750 copies printed on 'large wove Elephant Vellum Paper' and 50 large paper copies were published in six monthly parts from October, 1819, to March, 1820. Gerning's first edition appeared at Wiesbaden in 1819, but it was not illustrated. A later German edition was published in 1822 at Frankfurt, containing 24 views. This Ackermann edition represents the first edition in English and the first illustrated edition. The original drawings were executed by Christian Georg Sch?tz (1758-1823) and were engraved by Sutherland and Havell.Artists and Engravers: The original drawings were executed by Christian Georg Sch?tz (1758-1823) and were engraved by Thomas Sutherland (c.1785-c.1820) or Daniel Havell (b. 1785). The Havell family of Reading, Berkshire, England included a number of notable engravers, etchers and painters, as well as writers, publishers, educators, and musicians. In particular, members of this family were among the foremost practitioners of aquatint; and had a long association with Indian art and culture. They are the English descendants of the aristocratic Hauteville family of Normandy. Condition: Very good considering it's age. General age related toning and light thumbing from handling. Small holes in top margin from binding, not affecting image. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LJC-A1-27 The overall size is ca. 13.6 x 11.2 inch. The image size is ca. 11 x 9.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 34.5 x 28.5 cm. The image size is ca. 28 x 23 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ?Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire du jacobinisme.?

      Pitrat, 1819. 4 volumes. In-8 (13 x 20 cm). Reliures de l'époque demi-veau brun, dos lisses, filets et roulettes dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison, XX + 318 - 354 + IV + (2) - XX + 314 - XVI + 456 pp. Tableau géographique et politique des Loges Allemandes Illuminées replié au tome IV. Un mors fendillé en tête, quelques frottements. Rares rousseurs. Dernière édition publiée du vivant de l'auteur (la première en 1797), revue et corrigée par ses soins, de ce livre fondateur de la théorie du "complot" franc-maçon.

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        Andrew Jackson

      March 1, 1819. Manuscript Document, one page, 7” x 4”. [Melton’s Bluff, Alabama], March 1, 1819. Four-word docket by Jackson on verso. On laid paper. Fine condition.<br /><br />The document, in full, <I>“Recd of William W. Crawford five Dollars in full for my Servisses through the Sholes.”</I> Signed <I>“Robert Brashers.”</I> On verso, darkly penned by Andrew Jackson: <I>“No 4 - / Robt. Brashears / $5.”</I> The word <I>“Recpt”</I> is in another hand.<br /><br />Tensions in the South between the frontier settlers and the Creek Indians began in Revolutionary times. The Continental Congress received numerous reports on skirmishes between settlers and the Creeks. On August 30, 1813, Creek Indians massacred several hundred pioneers at Fort Mims, near Tensaw, in south Alabama, Mississippi Territory. Col. Andrew Jackson marched into Alabama with the Tennessee militiamen to fight what is now known as the Creek Indian War. The Cherokee joined in the fight. In October, Jackson dispatched Col. John Coffee, one of his wife’s nephews, and 800 men to hunt for a war party of Creeks. Once of Coffee’s men was Davy Crockett. They crossed the Tennessee River and traveled to the head of Elk River Shoals. In his report to Jackson, Coffee wrote, in part, “I proceeded to cross the river at the upper end of the shoals, all my efforts failed to produce a pilot. I took with me one of John Melton’s sons...” <br /><br />The Cherokees had established a large village at what became known as Melton’s Bluff. In 1780, John Melton, an Irishman, married a Cherokee woman and established a cotton plantation at Melton’s Bluff. As a result of the 1806 Cotton Gin Treaty, the Cherokee received one of Mississippi Territory’s first cotton gins and other concessions for ceding land north of the Tennessee River to the United States.<br /><br />On January 3, 1818, in a letter published in her ‘Letters from Alabama” (Washington: 1830), Anne Newport Royall wrote, “Of General Jackson, I shall say nothing till I see him, which pleasure I expect at Melton's Bluff, head of the Muscle Shoals, where I shall be in a few days...” On January 12th, she wrote “after chatting with Rhea, I learned he was from Rockbridge county, Virginia; had piloted boats through the Muscle Shoals, fifteen years; sometimes four at a time, at ten dollars each. He sails down one day, and walks back the next. He never met, in all that time, with an accident! There are several of these pilots...” Robert Brashers was one of those pilots.<br /><br />On January 14, 1818, Mrs. Royall told of her stay in Melton’s Bluff. In part, “Melton’s Bluff is a town, and takes its name from a person by the name of John Melton, a white man, deceased two years since, at an advanced age ... You have heard that this country consists of table and bottom land, also, of the Bluffs. These Bluffs happen where there is no bottom land, but the table land running up to the river forms a high precipice, called a Bluff. This is the case at Melton’s Bluff, the highest I have seen. Here is a very large plantation of cotton and maize, worked by about sixty slaves, and owned by General Jackson, who bought the interest of old Melton...” After John Melton died in 1816, Jackson purchased his plantation and his slaves from his son. Royal continued, “I can sit in my room and see the whole plantation; the boats gliding down the river...” <br /><br />Jackson used those boats to transport cotton and corn grown at his plantation which was located on the south bank of the Tennessee River near Florence, Alabama. Muscle Shoals was a hazard to navigation because of its sandbanks which required an experienced pilot; the river drops 140 feet in 30 miles. William W. Crawford was employed by Jackson to hire pilots to assist his boats through the Shoals. In 1821, the State of Tennessee passed an act “To authorize William Crawford and company of Franklin County, to build a Mill and other water works on the Tennessee River and for other purpose.” <br /> <br />

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        Americana

      , 18th and 19th century, 1819. 18th and 19th century. The archive includes: - A Massachusetts document dated 1794. Printed Document Signed in type: "William Donnison" as Adjutant-General, 1 p measuring 8 x 13. Headed: "General Directions for making Company Returns". Filled in, on verso, is a Partly Printed Document headed: "Return of Captain Joseph Shepards Company in the Fourth regiment Second Brigade first Division Foxborough May 6th 1794". Included are the number of Knapsacks (50), Bayonet Belts (50), Bayonets (52), Musquets (52), Drums & Fifes (2), Serjeants (4), Ensigns (1), Lieutenants (1), and Captains (1). Mid-fold, heavily stained and frayed at one edge.- A report to Congress of the Secretaries of the Navy & Treasury dated 1810. The pamphlet measures 7.25 x 12. Includes letter signed in type by Secretary of the Navy, Paul Hamilton to the Speaker of the House, "transmitting to you herewith paper A, which is a special account of the monies transferred, during the last recess of Congress, from certain appropriations for particular branches of expenditure in the Navy Department, to other branches of expenditure in the same department, and of the application of such monies." "Paper A", on 5pp, was folded and inserted in the pamphlet. Also in the pamphlet is a letter signed in type by Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin to the Speaker of the House transmitting "a statement exhibiting the amount of duties and drawbacks on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and exported therefrom, during the years 1807, 1808, & 1809." Items listed include wines (Madeira, Burgundy and Champaign, Sherry, others), molasses, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, sugar. Each letter is dated December 13, 1810.- A document dated 1844 in Connecticut. Partly Printed Document Signed: "James M. Smith" in ink as Commandant, 2pp, 10.5 x 16.5. Headed: "Inspection Return of the 8th Company of the 13th Regiment of Connecticut Militia". The 50 members of the regiment, headed by "James M. Smith Capt", are listed with their arms and equipment. Folds, staining, else fine. Three items.

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        Anthony McAuliffe

      , February 18. [1945], 1819. February 18. [1945]. Original V-Mail, one page, 4.25” x 5.25”. Sent by Major General Anthony C. McAuliffe to Mrs. Rex Chandler, 208 Crescent, San Antonio 2, Texas. APO NYC, February 18 [1945]. Horizontal fold for mailing. Fine condition.In full, “Dear Anne: Thanks very much for your note and good wishes. Thanks also for your kindness to Jack. He wrote that he had a wonderful Christmas with you, for which I’m most grateful. The news from Manila has thrilled the world and I’m not surprised to read that 1st Cav & 11th Airborne are doing great work there. Please congratulate Rex for me on his Silver star. I know he’s doing a job. I never climb into one of our marvelous cub airplanes that I don’t think of Rex. He really forced the army to buy them. Love to you, your Mother, Bobby and Anne. Sincerely Tony.” In the upper right: From “Maj Gen A C McAuliffe, 103d Dist, APO 470, NYC. Feb 18.”On January 31, 1945, in the Philippines, two regiments of the 11th Airborne Division made an airborne assault, capturing a bridge, and later advanced towards Manila. On February 3rd, the 1st Cavalry Division, commanded by Brig. Gen. Chandler, captured the bridge across Tullahan River leading to the city. They advanced into the Philippine capital that evening beginning the Battle of Manila which ended almost three years of Japanese military occupation in the Philippines and marked Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s promised return.Before the war, Anthony McAuliffe and Rex E. Chandler were Captains, First Field Artillery, stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Chandler was promoted to Brigadier General in early 1945 (referred to in this letter: “Silver star”). Brigadier General McAuliffe was serving as Commander of Division Artillery of the 101st Airborne Division when he parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and when he replied “Nuts!” to a formal German surrender ultimatum six months later on December 22, 1944.From the National Postal Museum of the Smithsonian Institution: “V or Victory mail, was a valuable tool for the military during World War II. The process, which originated in England, was the microfilming of specially designed letter sheets. Instead of using valuable cargo space to ship whole letters overseas, microfilmed copies were sent in their stead and then ‘blown up’ at an overseas destination before being delivered to military personnel mail ensured that thousands of tons of shipping space could be reserved for war materials. The 37 mail bags required to carry 150,000 one-page letters could be replaced by a single mail sack. The weight of that same amount of mail was reduced dramatically from 2,575 pounds to a mere 45. The blue-striped cardboard containers held V-mail letter forms. “The system of microfilming letters was based on the use of special V-mail letter-sheets, which were a combination of letter and envelope. The letter-sheets were constructed and gummed so as to fold into a uniform and distinctively marked envelope. The user wrote the message in the limited space provided, added the name and address of the recipient, folded the form, affixed postage, if necessary, and mailed the letter. V-mail correspondence was then reduced to thumb-nail size on microfilm. The rolls of film were sent to prescribed destinations for developing at a receiving station near the addressee. Finally, individual facsimiles of the letter-sheets were reproduced about one-quarter the original size and the miniature mail was then delivered to the addressee.

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        Memorie storiche della Città di Cremona raccolte e compendiate.

      F.lli Manini, 1819. Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 34, pp. Viii, 223 (1); 228. Brossura originale con titoli a stampa. Dorso anticamente rinforzato. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, in barbe ed a fogli chiusi. Pregiata edizione elegantemente stampata su carta forte in 300 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 240). Edizione originale ed unica.

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        THE BIRTHDAY OF GEN. GEO WASHINGTON. THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY...

      Nashville, 1819. [1]p., printed on a bifolium, completed and docketed in manuscript; text under printer's arch. Quarto. Previously folded. A few very short separations along old folds. Dust soiling and occasional foxing. About very good. A previously unrecorded Tennessee imprint, present here in the only known copy, of an invitation to a February, 1819, ball at the Nashville Inn, in honor of George Washington's birthday. Completed in manuscript, the forms solicits the attendance of Mrs. I.G. Martin, and is signed in print by the eight managers, and dated February 15, 1819, all underneath an ornate printer's arch consisting of numerous tools. A fascinating and unique piece of ephemera. WEBB, NOT IN ALLEN 9.

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        Golda Meir

      , [January 18, 1935], 1819. [January 18, 1935]. Typed Manuscript Signed “Golda Meyerson” in Hebrew, three pages, 8” x 11”, separate sheets. [Eretz Yisroel, January 18, 1935]. On lightweight paper. Clip stains at upper right edge, light folds. Loose-leaf holes in blank right margin. Not translated. Fine condition.Headed “Reminder of the Increase in Tourism in the Agricultural Industry.” Summarizing this report, Meir first gives six reasons for the increase in tourism. She writes that the agricultural industry is not prepared or able to cope with the number of tourists which hinder farmers from producing the quantities needed. There is a need to have some regulations regarding the tourism industry and a need to accommodate the different groups that come to Eretz Yisroel. There is also a need to construct housing to accommodate tourists. The tourism industry will be successful if the tour guides, the Jewish Agency, and the agriculture industry are coordinated.On January 18, 1935, Meir wrote a letter to A. Kaplan at the Jewish Agency, enclosing this manuscript, telling him “I am sending a reminder on the problems we are having with the tourism industry in Eretz [Israel]. I wish that you review the policy and hope that we are able to build some housing…”In 1928, Golda Meir was elected secretary of Histadrut’s Council for Working Women, which required her to spend two years (1932-1934) as an emissary in the United States. In 1934, when Meir returned to Eretz Israel, she joined the Executive Committee of the Histadrut and moved up the ranks to become head of its Political Department. After Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933, many German Jews moved to Palestine; many came illegally on tourist visas. The number reached its height in 1935 but then declined as a result of immigration restrictions imposed by the British. In 1935, after Golda Meir wrote this manuscript, the Jewish Agency created the Tourist Development Association of Palestine. Posters encouraging travelers to "Visit Palestine” were soon seen on the walls of travel bureaus in Europe and the United States. In 1956, upon becoming Foreign Minister of Israel, Golda Meyerson Hebraized her name to “Golda Meir.”

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        J. B. Biot's Anfangsgründe der Erfahrungs-Naturlehre. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Friedrich Wolff. 2 Bände.

      Berlin, Voss, 1819. - 8vo (ca. 20x11,5 cm), Halblederbände der Zeit miz blau-orangefarbenen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, XVI, 872 Seiten, mit 6 Kupfertafeln; VIII, 863 Seiten, mit 8 Kupfertafeln. Poggendorff, I, 195f. - Der französische Physiker und Mathematiker Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774 - 1862) untersuchte im frühen 19. Jahrhundert den Zusammenhang zwischen elektrischem Strom und Magnetismus (Biot-Savart-Gesetz), sowie die Drehung polarisierten Lichtes beim Durchgang durch optisch aktive, chemische Lösungen (optische Aktivität). 1804 unternahm er zusammen mit Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac eine Fahrt mit dem Wasserstoffballon und erreichte dabei eine Höhe von 4.000 m. Bei dieser Gelegenheit untersuchten beide das Erdmagnetfeld und insbesondere seine Inklination. Biot war seit 1800 Professor der Physik am Collège de France. Band 1 am Rücken oben etwas eingerissen, die Einbände leicht berieben, die Ecken etwas gestaucht, Titelblätter altgestempelt, handschriftliche Nummern auf den Innendeckeln vorne, innen gelegentlich leichter gebräunt, die Tafeln mit leichtem Feuchtigkeitsrand, sonst gut erhaltene Aushabe in recht dekorativen Halblederbänden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays on hydrocephalus acutus; or water in the brain.

      Hodges & McArthur et als, 1819., Dublin: - 8vo. (224x 143 mm) xviii, 168 pp. Unopened; lightly foxed. Original paper boards, printed spine label; spine neatly repaired. Fine. RARE. Second Dublin edition. ?Cheyneâ&#128;&#153;s Essay, one of the first noteworthy monographs on neuropathology to appear in the nineteenth century, contains the first description of acute hydrocephalus or basilar (tuberculous) meningitis, a disease that primarily affects children. The work was a continuation of Robert Whyttâ&#128;&#153;s Observations on the dropsy in the brain (1768), in which Whytt gave the classic account of tuberculous meningitis.? [Norman]. As the son of a surgeon, Cheyne grew up around medical practice and was able to enter Edinburgh University at the age of 15, graduating as a doctor at 18 years of age. He joined the army and worked as a surgeon with an artillery corps and was present at the Battle of Vinegar Hill. Cheyne rejoined his fatherâ&#128;&#153;s practice four years later in 1799. Ten years later, Cheyne moved to Dublin and in 1811 began working at the Meath Hospital. He also taught war medicine and was appointed Physician General to British forces in Ireland in 1820. Austin 457 (1st Philadelphia ed.); Garrison & Morton 4635; McHenry, Garrisonâ&#128;&#153;s history of neurology, pp. 248-9; Norman 472 (1st ed.); Osler 2309 (1st Philadelphia ed.); Wellcome II, p. 339 (1st ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mazeppa

      London: John Murray, 1819. First edition, first issue, with imprint on p. [70], leaf of advertisements and the 8 page catalogue, dated July, 1819. Half title present. 69, [3] pp. + [8] pp ads dated July, 1819. 1 vols. 8vo. Original drab gray wrappers, uncut. Some chips from spine, slightly cocked, but internally quite clean. In half morocco slipcase. First edition, first issue, with imprint on p. [70], leaf of advertisements and the 8 page catalogue, dated July, 1819. Half title present. 69, [3] pp. + [8] pp ads dated July, 1819. 1 vols. 8vo. Byron's Heroic Poem. The 'Fragment' of a novel (which appears on pp. 57-69) appended to Mazeppa was there introduced without the sanction of the author. On March 20, 1820, Byron wrote to Murray; "I shall not allow you to play the tricks you did last year with the prose you post-scripted to Mazeppa, which I sent you not to be published, if not in a periodical paper, and there you tacked it, without a word of explanation, and be damned to you". (Wise). Randolph, p. 70; Wise "Byron" I, pp. 131-2

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        La panhypocrisiade ou le spectacle infernal du XVIème siècle & Suite de la Panhypocrisiade

      Firmin Didot & G. Doyen, Paris 1819 & 1832, 15x23cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Firmin Didot & G. Doyen, Paris 1819 & 1832, 15x23cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Edizioni originali. Associazione a bradel metà calico rosso con angoli, liscio torna con un pinnacolo d'oro, date e dorata doppio filo coda brano zigrino nero con un graffio, vincolante contemporaneo. Invia l'autore del secondo volume. Pochi foxing marginale senza molta gravità, un piccolo lavoro in cima alle ultime due pagine e non alterare il testo. Set molto raro. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline rouge à coins, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, dates et double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir comportant une éraflure, reliure de l'époque. Envoi de Népocumène L. Lemercier sur le second volume. Quelques petites rousseurs marginales sans trop de gravité, un minuscule travail de vers en tête des deux dernières pages et sans atteinte au texte. Très rare ensemble.

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        Antique Master Print-TEMPLE OF PEACE-ROME-ITALY-INTERIOR VIEW-Rossini-1819

      - Plate: 'Veduta d'una delle navate minori,del Tempio della Pace'. This plate shows an interior view of the aisles of the 'Temple of Peace' in Rome, Italy. Engraving / etching on a vellin type paper. Description: From the series: 'Le antichita Romane.' (Roman antiquities.), published in Rome 1819.Artists and Engravers: This plate by Rossini. Luigi Rossini (1790-1857), an Italian artist, best known for his etchings of ancient Roman architecture. Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining/soiling from handling as visible on image. Scattered foxing, mainly in the margins. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P6-02 The overall size is ca. 19.3 x 26.2 inch. The image size is ca. 17.7 x 22 inch. The overall size is ca. 49 x 66.5 cm. The image size is ca. 45 x 56 cm.

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        Nouveau système de minéralogie traduit du suédois sous les yeux de l'auteur ...

      Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1819, in 8°, de VI-315pp., demi-veau blond époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. bleue, bel exemplaire. Edition originale française corrigée par Berzélius. Ouvrage fondamental dans lequel il expose sa nouvelle méthode de classification des minéraux d'après leur composition chimique plutôt que sur leurs qualités physiques. En cela il s'opposera à Haüy. Mitscherlich reconnaîtra que la composition chimique reste un élément déterminant et James Dwight Dana reprendra en 1837 les classifications de Berzélius. Toutes les classifications ultérieures seront des classifications chimico-minéralogiques, encore utilisées de nos jours. ¶ DSB II p.90 "In accord with the interest that Swedish chemists had long shown in mineralogical studies, Berzelius had from time to time analyzed minerals that came into his hands. The discovery of cerium was the result of such an analysis. In 1812 he received a gift of a large number of minerals which he later decided to classify. The methods of mineral classification existing at that time were based on appearance and physical properties. These seemed highly unsystematic to Berzelius. He concluded from his analytical experience that a logical classification could be based only on chemical composition. In his original system, first published in 1814, he arranged the minerals in terms of their basic constituents, although he later revised this and placed chief emphasis on the acid component. Like most of Berzelius' innovations, his system of mineral classification was at first received with some hostility but this was gradually overcome. During his visit to Paris in 1818 he won the approval of Haüy, the leading minerologist of the day, whose own system was based on physical properties" - Ward & Carozzi 202 - Hoover 123 - Bolton 308.

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        Journal of a Route Across India, Through Egypt, to England.

      London: John Murray,, 1819. In the Latter End of the Year 1817, and the Beginning of 1818. Quarto (270 x 203 mm). Recent half calf to style, Greek key roll gilt to spine forming compartments with floral centre-tools gilt, red morocco label, marbled sides and edges. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 8 similar plates, 2 uncoloured aquatints, one line-drawing, 7 maps and plans including a large folding map, battle-plans with the dispositions coloured. Light offsetting from plates, slightly stronger from folding map. An excellent copy with bright plates, complete with the half-title, errata leaf and directions to the binder. First and only edition, "very scarce, [copies] having been bought up by the noble author" (Willis and Sotheran, cited after Abbey). As his surname indicates, FitzClarence (1794-1842) was the eldest of the ten children born to the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV, by the actress Dorothy Jordan; hence he was nephew to the Prince Regent, to whom this volume is dedicated. After distinguishing himself in the Peninsular War, FitzClarence disturbed his royal relatives by agitating against his former commanding officer. He and his brother were consequently "sent in disgrace to join the 24th light dragoons in India, where the governor-general, Lord Moira, was urged to treat them 'with the strictest discipline, not to say severity' … FitzClarence was Moira's aide-de-camp and as such served in the campaigns of 1816–17 against the Marathas" (ODNB). After the death of his brother in September 1817 he was sent back to England bearing the dispatches of the peace treaty signed with Maharaja Sindhia, travelling via the overland route. "In the long section on Egypt he describes at length his contacts with Salt and Belzoni and gives an interesting account of his visits to the Pyramids with them" (Blackmer). The splendid illustrations after sketches by the author, include four "curious plates" of native troops in uniform — A Gorkah Soldier; The Dromedary and Rocket Corps; Irregular Cavalry, Bengal Army; & Seapoys of the Bombay, Bengal and Madras Armies — which are among the most authentic images of the army of the HEIC.

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        The History of the Royal Residences. Of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore. Illustrated by One Hundred Highly Finished and Coloured Engravings, fac-Similes of Original Drawings by the Most Eminent Artists. In Three Volumes.

      London: for A. Dry, 1819 - 3 volumes, folio (332 × 270 mm). Contemporary red morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides, yellow edges. Spines faded, bumps to top corners of volumes I and II endpapers tanned and foxed, light offsetting from plates. An excellent set. 2 colour engraved frontispieces and 98 plates. First edition of the finest contemporary record of the royal residences in a splendid series of aquatints. This set with the bookplates of Sidney Herbert Lord Elphinstone. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of The Rev Jonathan Swift

      London - J Johnson, J Nichols, R Baldwin et al., 1819 Book. Fair. Hardcover. The complete works of Jonathan Swift. A sought after set, here in the original bindings but needing some care and attention to some volumes. With an engraved frontispiece of Swiftto volume I. This is a 'New Edition' of Swift's works, with notes historical and critical. The works were originally arranged by Thomas Sheridan. This particular edition has then been corrected and revised by John Nichols. Complete in nineteen volumes. Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist and political pamphleteer. He later became the Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin. Many of Swift's best known works include A Tale of a Tub, Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal. Condition: In uniform diced calf bindings. Externally, heavily worn. Loss to the spines of all volumes, at the head, tail and backstrip. Further heavy rubbing to the joint and extremities. Some of the boards have faded slightly. Both boards to volume I are detached but present. Loss to the spine of volume I due to heavy rubbing. Rear board to volume II is detached but present. Library label to the head of volume I. Front hinge is strained but firm to volume III. Rear hinge and joint to volume III are weak and may detach with further handling. Front board to volume IV is detached but present. Rear hinge to volume IV is tender. Front hinge to volume V is tender. Rear hinge to volume V is tender. Rear hinge to volume VI is weak and may detach with further handling. Front board to volume VI is detached but present. Both boards to volume VII are detached but present. Front hinge and joint to volume VIII are tender. Rear hinge and joint are starting but firm. Front hinge and joint to volume IX are starting but firm. Rear hinge to volume IX is tender. Front board to volume X is detached but present. Rear joint and hinge to volume X are tender. All hinges and joints to volume XIare tender. Hinges and joints to volume XII are tender and may weaken with further handling. hinges and joints to volume XIII are tender. Front hinge and joint to volume XIV are weak and may detach with further handling. Rear hinge and joint are tender. Frontboard to volume XV is detachedbut present. Rear hinge and joint toXV are tender. Front board to XVI is detached but present. Rear hinge to volume XVI is weak and may detach with further handling. Hinges and joints to volume XVI aretender and may weaken with further handling. Front joint and hinge to volume XVIII are weak and may detach with further handling. Rear hinge and joint to volume XVIII are tender. VolumeXIX joints and hinges are tender. Volume II binding is split at page 338/339. Volume VI is split at pages 146/147. Gathering 147-158 is detached but present. Binding to volume VIII is cracked at pages 128/129, is extremely weak,and may split with further handling. Binding to volume IX is split at page 288-289. Otherwise, the other volumes are generally firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with light scattered spotting. Overall: FAIR..

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        Oriental Field Sports;

      London: Edward Orme, 1819. "The Manners, Customs, Scenery, and Costume of a Territory, &#11;Now Intimately Blended with the British Empire" (Preface)&#11;Forty Magnificent Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates &#11;&#11;WILLIAMSON, Captain Thomas, [Author, Illustrator], [HOWITT, Samuel, Illustrator]. Oriental Field Sports; Being a Complete, Detailed, and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East; and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the Natural History of the Elephant, the Rhinoceros, the Tiger, the Leopard, the Bear, the Deer, the Buffalo, the Wolf, the Wild Hog, the Jackall, the Wild Dog, the Civet, and other Undomesticated Animals… as likewise the different species of Feathered Game, Fishes, and Serpents. The Whole interspersed with a variety of Original, Authentic, and Curious Anecdotes, Taken from the Manuscript and Designs of Captain Thomas Williamson… The Drawings by Samuel Howitt, Made Uniform in Size, and Engraved by the First Artists. Second Edition. London: Published by Edward Orme, [1819]. &#11;&#11;Second edition, later issue with plates watermarked 1828. &#11;&#11;Folio (12 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches; 327 x 241 mm.). [xii], [2, list of plates], 455, [1] pp. Forty magnificent hand-colored aquatint plates with original? loose tissue guards. Some very slight offsetting to text from plates, otherwise a very fine example. On the verso of the title-page is the imprint "W. Lewis, Printer…"&#11;&#11;Contemporary full dark red straight-grain morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt and blind. Spine with four shallow raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt decorated board edges and turn-ins, original dark gray/brown end-papers, all edges gilt. Small early booksellers description on front paste-down. Fine.&#11;&#11;The second edition of the finest book ever published on Indian sport and one of the great plate books of the period. &#11;Two cheaper editions published in 1807 and 1808 were both reduced in size. Williamson served in a British regiment in Bengal and was an avid sportsman while there. After being recalled to England, Williamson"s knowledge of wild life and Oriental sports come to the notice of Orme, who contracted this present work from 1805-1807. The painter Samuel Howitt was hired to prepare finished watercolors based on Williamson"s original sketches during his time in India. The result was "the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt).&#11;&#11;Abbey, Travel, II, 431; Tooley, 510; Schwerdt II, p. 298; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints, p. 203.

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        A Voyage of Discovery, Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Exploring of Baffin's Bay, an Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage.

      First edition. 4to. (ii), xl, 252, (ii), cxliv pp. Attractive recent speckled calf, spine with gilt tooled raised bands, gilt lettered direct to one panel and decorated to the others. Frontispiece folding map with a printed overlay plus 2 further folding maps, 7 monochrome and 11 handcoloured full page plates, 4 folding and 3 full page monochrome plates, a full page table and 3 folding tables. A lovely copy.

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        Leggi Penali del Codice del Regno delle due Sicilie

      Presso Angelo Trani, NAPOLI 1819 - ITALIANO Volume rilegato a tutta pergamena con titoli in doppio tassello al dorso, qui troviamo inoltre data 1881 manoscritta, dorso si presenta stanco nella parte posteriore, taglio annerito e leggermente frastagliato, ai piatti macchiline scure diffuse, al frontespizio elaborata marca tipografica a richiamo regio con corona e scudo a racchiudere simboli dinastici, completo nelle notizie ma essenziale nella forma, pagine imbrunite ma ben conservate, trattato legislativo approvato da Ferdinando I Re delle due Sicilie su richiesta del Segretario di Stato Marchese Tommasi che a lui si rivolge all'incipit, opera suddivisa in libri, testo su colonna con note a piè di pagina e a margine

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        A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage.

      John Murray, London 1819 - On the whole very clean and well preserved. A lovely, collectable condition copy of this illusive first edition. All plates and fold out charts and maps present.Errata slip present. Some quite stunning fold out colour illustrations which must have been hand coloured. There is a little browning/foxing to some of the plates and pages but really this is not at all severe. There is evidence of a name inscription which has been erased from the front end paper, causing the marbling to be rubbed off in that small area. The front board is present but detached and the head of the spine has been pulled away resulting in loss. The book would benefit from restoration work/rebinding. The boards appear to be the original marbled with quarter leather spine and corner tips. The spine title block is missing but the titles are still evident underneath where this would have been. Photos on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung.

      Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus,, 1819. Octavo (199 x 121 mm). Contemporary green half cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled paper boards. Folding table tipped in opposite page 73 and several diagrams in text. Faint trace of library stamp to title, occasional pencil annotations throughout. Extremities lightly worn, spine ends and corners bruised with some minor rubbing and discolouration to spine, upper edge of text block a little crushed, hinges strengthened with cloth tape; first two leaves professionally restored in the gutter, and a few discreet marginal repairs throughout, contents browned with some spotting and nicks to edges, a couple of tears to margins not affecting text such as those to leaf 12.4, overall a very good copy. First edition of Schopenhauer's principal work, The World as Will and Idea, in which he formulates a pessimistic philosophy, that had the greatest influence on modern thinking. This is one of 750 copies printed; as the book had little initial impact, very few copies still exist. "The notions which had been forming in his mind about man's nature and destiny now found expression, and the conviction that scientific explanation could never do more than systematize and classify the appearances which we call reality led him to assert that it is the will and the passions which are the real determinants of all intellectual life. He was studied by Wagner and Nietzsche, both of whom paid tribute to the influence he had on them; and Herbert Spencer did much to spread the knowledge of his theories" (PMM).

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        Baslerisches Bürger-Buch enthaltend alle gegenwärtig in der Stadt Basel eingebürgerten Geschlechter, nebst der Anzeige ihres Ursprungs, Bürgerrechts-Aufnahme, so wie ihrer ersten Ansiedler und beachtenswerthen Personen, welche aus denselben zum Dienste des Staats, der Kirche und der Wissenschaften hervorgegangen sind.

      Basel, Schweighauser, 1819, - in-8vo, 2 Bl. (Titel + Widmung) + IV + 408 + 1 Bl. + 11 lithogr. Wappentafeln mit 252 Wappenabbildungen, gest. Exlibris Emil Kern, Hldr. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. Die beiden großen Wappentafeln hier geteilt und am Schluß ausfaltbar eingebunden. - Etwas gebräunt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 10654. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Duke of Sully

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1819. Full calf. Good. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1819. Full calf. Five volumes. Octavo. Memoirs of the Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry The Great: With The Trial of Francis Ravaillac, for the Murder of Henry The Great. Illustrated portrait frontispiece. Bound in full tan tree calf, (spine rebacked). floral decoration with red and green title labels, marbled edges.

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        Kihoki [trans.: Airgun Design]

      One woodcut illus. of the length of the entire airgun depicted on six pp., another woodcut illus. on two pages, & 7 full-page woodcut illus. 14 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. wrappers (backed in paper, minor marginal worming). Shiga Prefecture ("Goshu"): [Privately Printed by the Author], Preface dated 1819. First edition of a very rare book; WorldCat lists only the 1982 reprint. Kunitomo (1778-1840), a native of the gun-making town of Kunitomo in Shiga Prefecture, was an inventor and scientist of great interest. Having lived in Edo for a period of time, he became familiar with Dutch scientific instruments including telescopes. He constructed Japan's first reflecting telescope in 1831 which had a magnification of 60 and was superior to any brought in by the Dutch traders. This allowed Kunitomo to engage in sunspot observations and the study of the topography of the moon. In 1814, following his town's tradition of gun smithing, Kunitomo began to develop the first Japanese airgun, knowledge of which came from the Dutch in Dejima. In 1818, he was lent to make repairs to a European airgun (made by Scheiffel) which the Dutch traders had given the shogun. In the following year, Kunitomo began to manufacture his own airguns (several of which still exist). The gun was able to fire twenty rounds in a relatively short period of time. The text provides an account of the Dutch airgun ("windroer" transliterated to "wuindoruuru"). Kunimoto describes the theory behind the gun, its parts, how to create air pressure by a pumping action, etc. The gun was lubricated with the oil from camellia seeds. The woodcut which extends over six pages depicts the entire length of the gun. The seven full-page woodcuts show various parts of the gun, and the final two-page woodcut depicts a rifleman showing how to hold, pump, and fire the gun. &#10087; Nakayama, A History of Japanese Astronomy, p. 197-(for Kunimoto's astronomical achievements).

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        Rare Antique Map-UNITED STATES-NORTH AMERICA-USA-Pierre Francois Tardieu-1819

      - Map: 'Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale dressee par P. Tardieu. Paris 1819.' (Map of the United States of America, by P. Tardieu. Paris 1819.) Map shows cities, areas of Native American habiatation, mid-continent as "Haute Louisiane ou Territ. du Missouri," upper Mexico, Michigan extending well west of Lake Michigan. Relief shown pictorially.Scale [ca. 1:11,000,000]. Very rare in this edition. Engraving and etching on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown.Artists and Engravers: Engraver: Pierre Antoine Francois Tardieu (1757-1822). Condition: Good. General age related toning and light staining. Some very small spots mainly in the margins. Original fold lines from binding as issued. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B17-09 The overall size is ca. 20.1 x 15.7 inch. The image size is ca. 18.9 x 13.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 51 x 40 cm. The image size is ca. 48 x 33.5 cm.

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        Antique Print-ANDERNACH-RHINE-RHEIN-GERMANY-von Gerning-Schuetz-Sutherland-1819

      - Plate: Andernach and Neuwied. With a height of 321 metres the Drachenfels mountain is not the highest one, but it is definitely the most famous mountain of the Siebengebirge. According to Karl Simrock, an expert regarding the Nibelungs legend, it is right here where Siegfried�s fight with the dragon took place. Original colour aquatint etching with hand colouring on a vellin type paper. The original drawings were executed by Christian Georg Sch?tz (1758-1823) and were engraved by Thomas Sutherland (c.1785-c.1820) or Daniel Havell (b. 1785). The Havell family of Reading, Berkshire, England included a number of notable engravers, etchers and painters, as well as writers, publishers, educators, and musicians. In particular, members of this family were among the foremost practitioners of aquatint; and had a long association with Indian art and culture. They are the English descendants of the aristocratic Hauteville family of Normandy. Condition: Very good considering it's age. General age related toning and light thumbing from handling. Small holes in top margin from binding, not affecting image. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 13.6 x 11.2 inch. The image size is ca. 11 x 9.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 34.5 x 28.5 cm. The image size is ca. 28 x 23 cm.

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        Transactions of the Literary Society of Bombay. [Including] Account of a Journey from Katif on the Persian Gulf to Yamboo on the Red Sea (Volume 3, pp. 449-493)

      1819-1823. 1819 - First edition. Three volumes (1819, 1820, 1823), all complete and bound with half-title. 4to. Contemporary brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt titling & gilt 'Bristol Museum & Library' stamp to spine, binding rubbed, otherwise very good. Ex-libris of Bristol Municipal Public Libraries, discreet blindstamp to title-page of each volume. Interior very good; an exceptionally clean example of Sadleir's route map. pp. xxxviii, 319, [1]; viii, 379, [1]; xii, [1]blank, 556. London, Pr. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and John Murray, An important collection of papers on India, Persia and Arabia. It is most significant for including the first printed account of the first crossing of the Arabian Peninsula by a European. Captain G. F. Sadleir?s account of his twelve-hundred-mile journey in 1819 features a rare engraved route map and, vitally, what is quite possibly the first mention of Riyadh in print. (Félix Mengin?s Histoire de l?Egypt, in which Riyadh is mentioned a number of times, was also published in 1823, but likely appeared after the present text, as it contains a number of notes on Sadleir?s journey). With Ottoman control re-established over central Arabia at the fall of Diriyah in 1818 ? an event which marked the end of the first Saudi State ? Sadleir was sent to congratulate Ibrahim Pasha and offer Britain?s support in controlling Central and Eastern Arabia. He also sought to gain his cooperation for action against the pirates active in the Persian Gulf, who were a continual plague to British interests. Obtaining little Arabic but some experience of diplomacy in the Near East (on the political staff of Sir John Malcolm) he set out to find the Pasha and his Egyptian army. Starting from Qatif, he embarked on the potentially perilous trek across the desert, relying on the support of Turkish officials, Arab tribes and Bedouins. His route, illustrated in the map, took him through a number of towns and villages in Najd, many of which had been razed by the Pasha?s forces. This allowed him to ascertain the near-disappearance of the Wahhabis in the wake of their defeat: ?With the fall of Deriah and the departure of Abdoollah, the sect of the Wahabis appears to have been extinguished? (p.490). He did however locate traces of the religion in the future capital of Saudi Arabia, meeting ??some persons at Munfooah and Riad, who avowed themselves to be of the Wahabi faith; but their number was inconsiderable, and they were the remains of the inhabitants of Deriah, and not Bedouins? (p.490). Sadleir eventually encountered Ibrahim Pasha on the outskirts of Medina and put forward his case for the founding of a partnership. The Pasha was not convinced and Sadleir was forced to leave with his essential aim unfulfilled. That goal was destined to unravel in any case, as the Pasha realised that Najd was ungovernable and withdrew westward to the Hejaz. Though his mission was a failure, Sadleir succeeded in crossing a swathe of land un-stepped by any European before him. He also witnessed the Wahhabis at an important point in their history; defeated, but re-gathering in the sacked towns of Najd, from where they would once again expand to control the heartland of the Peninsula. The present text is, therefore, an essential source for the study of Saudi Arabian history and geography. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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