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        Vitis vinifera, Vigne cultivée. var. Chasselas doré

      Paris., 1819. T.7 No.62. Stipple engraving. Printed colour, hand finished. Very good condition. Presented in museum quality cream mount Mounted size: 39 x 48 cm. Duhamel du Monceau was one of the outstanding botanists and horticulturists of the 18th century. Redouté and his pupil Bessa were to draw all the images for this great work. Both artists studied under Gerald von Spaendonck, the great flower painter of France's Le Jardin du Roi. To produce the plates a team of 29 engravers were employed. NOUVEAU DUHAMEL OU TRAITÉ DES ARBRES ET ARBUSTES que l'on cultive en France.

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        Königlich privilegirte Berlinische Zeitung von Staats= und gelehrten Sachen. 1. Halbjahr 1819.

      - Vorhanden sind die Ausgaben vom 2.1.1819 bis 29.6.1819. 1. Stück bis 77. Stück. Im Gelenk gebrochen. Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren: etwas berieben, Rücken beschädigt. Hs. Name auf Vorsatz u. Titel. Steuerstempel auf Titel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Color Plate] Tour of The Grand Junction, illustrated in a series of engravings; with an Historical and Topographical Description of those parts of the counties of Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northhamptonshire, through which the canal passes

      London: Printed for J Hassell, 27, Richard Street, Islington; and sold by all book sellers, 1819. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good +. First Edition. 8vo: viii,147,[5] pp, with hand-colored frontispiece and 23 full-page hand-colored plates "of great topographical interest" (Hardie; according to Abbey, some copies were issued uncolored). Full period black straight-grain morocco, spine elaborately tooled gilt in six compartments, boards tooled in blind and gilt, turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt. A Very Good or better copy, the plates clean and bright, with sporadic, mostly marginal (occasionally heavy) foxing to text. Provenance: book plate to front paste down of Howard Calhoun Davidson (1890-1984), U. S. Air Force Major General and veteran of both World Wars. Abbey, Scenery, 30. Tooley 252. Martin Hardie, pp. 140-141. Prideaux, p. 272.& The Grand Junction Canal's 93 miles of waterway, from Braunston in Northhamptonshire to the River Thames at Brentford, was designed to facilitate water transport to London as an alternative to the uncertain Thames. By 1790, an extensive network of canals was in place in the Midlands, but the only route to London was via the Oxford Canal to the Thames, then down the river to the capital. The River Thames, particularly its upper reaches, suffered from shallow sections and shortages of water leading to delays at locks. The mainline (there were numerous branches) of the Grand Junction Canal, built between 1793 and 1805, by-passed the upper Thames and shortened the journey to London. Hassell, a watercolorist and engraver, first appeared as an exhibitor at the Royal Academy in 1789, with a "View of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Sulla restituzione del naso [ Rhinoplastik ]

      Pavia: Reale Tipografia della Guerra, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (270x210 mm). [8], 60, [1] pp., 6 engraved folding plates, mild browning, foxing to plates and text pages. Contemporary half green morocco, red spine label, marbled boards (very slight wear, spine ends a little rubbed); slipcase. Good copy, complete. ---- <br><br> Waller 8665, see Garrison-Morton 5738; Zeis 548; Gnudi-Webster p.320. - First Italian Edition of von Graefe&#39;s classic Rhinoplastik, the first important work after Tagliacozzi and Carpue on plastic surgery published the year before. The edition is a summary version prepared by Schönberg, the chief physician of the Austrian Army hospital in Naples. In his treatise, Schönberg uses both von Graefe&#39;s text and plates but also cites Carpue&#39;s &#39;Account of Two Successful Operations for Restoring a Lost Nose&#39; (1816; Garrison-Morton 5737), together with its German translation and with preface by von Graefe. Schönberg&#39;s summary is apparently the earliest general account of modern plastic surgery in Italian. As rare as the original German edition of Rhinoplastik, only 3 copies are listed in OCLC..

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        Don Quixote De La Mancha

      London: Printed for T. M'Lean, 1819. - To Dream The Impossible Dream:A Fine Set in Original BoardsCERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel De. Don Quixote De La Mancha. Translated from the original Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Charles Jarvis, Esq. Embellished with twenty-four highly finished engravings from drawings designed expressly for this edition. In four volumes. London: Printed for T/ M'Lean, 1819. First M'Lean edition of the Jarvis translation and the first thus illustrated. Four octavo volumes (8 7/8 x 5 1/8 in; 225 x 135 mm). lxxxviii, 376; 403, [1]; xvi, 370; viii, 440 pp. Twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates by J. Clark.Publisher's original drab boards, expertly rebacked using the original printed spine labels. An astonishing set in marvelous condition. Housed in a brown cloth drop-back clamshell case.Originally published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, respectively, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and, indeed, of the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.Charles Jervas (or Charles Jarvis; c. 1675 ? 1739) was an Irish portrait painter, translator, and art collector of the early 18th century. His translation of Cervantes' novel Don Quixote, published posthumously in 1742 as being made by Charles "Jarvis" ? because of a printer's error ? has since come to be known as "the Jarvis translation." Jervas was the first to provide an introduction, found here, to the novel including a critical analysis of previous translations of Don Quixote. It has been highly praised as the most accurate translation of the novel up to that time. It went through many printings during the 19th century.Little is known about illustrator J[ohn] Clark aka I. Clark. Prideaux notes that he "aquatinted plates to some thirty volumes, chiefly of travels." Where Prideaux cites a title by J. Clark she is kind, noting that his work along with others she mentions was "so much appreciated in their time."Prideaux, p. 330.

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        Convention Nationale. Opinion de Thomas Payne [sic],

      London: printed & published by R. Carlile,, 1819. député du département de la Somme, Concernant Le Jugement de Louis XVI, Précédée de sa lettre d&#39;envoi au Président de la Convention; Imprimée par ordre de la Convention Nationale. Paris, de l&#39;Imprimerie Nationale, 1792; [bound with:] &#151; [drop-head title] Convention Nationale. Opinion &#133; Sur l&#39;Affaire de Louis Capet, Adressée au Président de la Convention Nationale; Imprimée par ordre de la Conventional nationale. [No place, no date, but 1793]; [and with:] &#151; The American Crisis. 3 works bound together in one volume, pp. 8; 10; [ii], 196; the first two works small octavo (approx. 195 × 122 mm), the third, with uncut edges, taller octavo (226 × 138 mm). Later mottled half calf, spine lettered gilt, marbled sides. A2 and A3 misbound out of order in first work. Excellent copies. First editions of the first two listed works, rare in commerce. No copy of the first work appears in auction records since 1975 and only one copy of the second. The Rights of Man brought Paine enormous popularity in France, and eventually election to the National Convention, the central governing agency of the First Republic. But Paine spoke little or no French and had to rely on a fellow deputy translating for him, and he had not grasped how dramatically the course of the revolution had changed. French adulation turned into anger when Paine opposed the execution of Louis XVI. After a bare majority had voted for death, Paine sought a reprieve by pressing for detention, and subsequent banishment to America, rather than execution (with Bancal reading a translation of his speech). Marat shouted him down on the grounds that he was a Quaker, and further interruptions by Marat and Thuriot challenged the accuracy of the translation being read and wrecked any chance of his plea finding support. In December 1793 he was arrested. Robespierre himself wrote out the order of execution, but Paine escaped this fate through an error of his captors and was released from prison the next year after the end of the Terror. The third work in this Sammelband was reprinted by the radical publisher Richard Carlile, who popularized the writings of Tom Paine to the next generation, adding a biography, The Life of Thomas Paine (1820). Carlile was the subject of several prosecutions in 1819; during one trial he famously read aloud The Age of Reason under the justification that the jury would have to judge whether it was blasphemous, an action which allowed him to republish the work under privilege of court (10,000 twopenny copies were subsequently sold). He was found guilty on two charges and sentenced to six years in Dorchester prison.

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        Iceland; or the Journal of a Residence in That Island During the Years 1814 and 1815 Etc

      Edinburgh: Waugh & Innes, 1819. Brown pebbled original cloth with paper label to rebacked cloth spine. Folding map and 15 full page engravings. The second edition. Some sporadic foxing but generally clean interiors. . Second Edition. Cloth. VG. 8vo.

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        The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy: a Poem in Four Cantos

      London: Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1819. hardcover. near fine. Williams. Illustrated with 20 humorous hand-colored plates by Williams. viii, 284pp. Tall 8vo, beautifully bound in full contemporary polished calf with ornate gilt and blind-stamped spine. London: Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, et al., 1819. A very clean copy in a lovely binding.

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        RECOLLECTIONS OF JAPAN, Comprising a Particular Account of the Religion, Language, Government, Laws and Manners of the People with Observations on the Geography, Climate, Population & Productions of the Country

      London:: Printed for Henry Colburn,, 1819. First Edition. Near Fine. Near Fine hardback First Edition in later nineteenth century half calf , marbled boards binding with red leather spine label, gilt lettering. 8vo. viii, lxxxix, 302 pp. Rare, particularly in this condition.

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        Opera miscellanea contenente numerosi saggi chimici su acidi , minerali e gas.

      Stamperia Reale., Torino. 1819 - 37 saggi in 1 vol., in 8°, m. pelle, pp. compl. 709. Il vol. contiene saggi su: Acido borico, acido Idro-solforico, stagno, bitumi, cianogeno, acido acetico, bismunto, acido carbonico, barite, sodio, idrogeno fosforato, vino, antimonio, amido, acidi, solfato di magnesia, analisi, canfora, mercurio dolce e sublimato, acqua semplice ed ossigenata, ricino, acido tartarico, cinconina e chinina, ammoniaca, manganese, ferro, potassio, zolfo, calorico, alcali, argento, acido succinico, idrogeno deuto-carbonato, combinazioni tra azoto e ossigeno, arsenico, sal nitro, morfina. Cop. sciolta. Vol. leggermente stanco. Tarletti marg. che ledono alcune lettere.

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        The Kilmarnock Mirror and Literary Gleaner

      Scotland - Kilmarnock Press, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce Scottish periodical containing essays, moral tales, poetry and a variety of miscellaneous pieces, adapted for instruction and amusement. Volume one only; containing number one, dated October 1818, through to number eight, datedMay 1819. With the popular Scottish ballad The Drunkard&#39;s Raggit Wean pasted to the front pastedown. The Drunkard&#39;s Raggit Wean paints a pitiful picture of a child left hungry, cold and miserable through neglect by his drunken parents. This was clearly intended to provide moral instruction against the dangers of drinking alcohol to excess, and may have been linked to the Temperance Movement. Early ballads were dramatic or humorous narrative songs derived from folk culture that predated printing. Originally perpetuated by word of mouth, many ballads survive because they were recorded on broadsides. Condition: Rebound in a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, the spine is a trifle rubbed, and there are some marks to the boards. Gentle wear to extremities. Generally firmly bound, although lacking the original first two and last eight leaves; which have been neatly handwritten and bound in. Instances of handling marks and the odd spot. Poem pasted to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        The North American Sylva, or, Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, 2 volumes, 1819

      Paris: D&#39;Hautel. 1819. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printing, 1819. Small quarto, 2 volumes in late 19th C. half dark brown morocco, raised bands, green cloth boards. With 156 hand-colored stipple engraved plates. Ex-library with perforated stamp on title page and faint blue ink stamps to title pages and next page, small impressed call numbers on spine (now dull), minor signs of bookplate removal to pastedowns, else free of marks (withdrawn stamps on versos of flyleaves). Good plus set, light wear and scuffing to bindings, text shows mild foxing and spottiness throughout and many of the plates have a tiny bit of spottiness and foxing, as well as finger marks and occasional smudges and mild stains. The last 20 percent of the first volume shows faint damp stain tidemark to lower corner, less evident to the plates, the second volume is free of that but still has some foxing throughout. The plates are mainly in very good condition and have been collated complete. Text and plates appear to be untrimmed. Priced accordingly.

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        L'art de v?rifier les dates des faits historiques, des inscriptions, des chroniques, et autres anciens monuments,avant l'?re chr?tienne

      Paris - Chez Moreau 1819 - The first edition of this important French historical treatise. This work, originally penned by the French historian and Benedictine, Francois Clement (1714-1793), was completed and published after his death by the genealogist and littrateur Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais (1773-1842). Constructed from the literary remains of the gargantuan L'art de vrifier les dates des faits historiques - the finest memorial of French learning of the eighteenth century - this work provides a historical chronology of the years before the birth of Christ. Includes several folding charts to the rear of the fifth and final volume. Text in the original French. Scarce. Complete in five volumes. Condition: Uniformly bound in quarter morocco over marbled boards. Externally, sound with some light rubbing to boards and wear to backstrips and extremities. Corners bumped. Internally, firmly bound. Patches of light spotting throughout, with some browning in places, otherwise very clean. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island : Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials; Consisting of Two Parts ... : with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State

      Hartford : Printed And Published By William S. Marsh, 1819. 1st Edition. Description: vii, 389, [2] leaves of plates : ports. , folded maps ; 22 cm. Subjects: Connecticut--Gazetteers. Rhode Island--Gazetteers. Connecticut--History, Local. Rhode Island--History, Local. References: Shaw & Shoemaker 49034. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Vision; Or Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, of Dante Alighieri. Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary, A.M. The second edition, corrected. With the Life of Dante, additional notes, and an index

      London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street. 1819. 3 vols., 8vo, (10), lii, 303; xi, 309; (2), 297, (28, index)pp. Full modern calf, red morocco labels, a very good copy with the contemporary ink signature on each t/p of M (?) Hartree, Greenwich. First trade edition, previously privately printed between 1805 and 1814 in a tiny edition. A very scarce book; this copy from the Hartreee family who may be the antecedents of the famous mathematician. The first translation into English of Dante was by Henry Boyd and appeared between 1785 and 1802; CaryÕs private edition was begun in 1805 and, although the sales of the first volume were disatrous, he printed it at his own expense in full in 1814; after this 1819 printing appeared, it became generally agreed to be the best edition of the 19th-century although the Longfellow edition (1867) is also well thought of.

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        DON JUAN

      London: Thomas Davison/John Hunt, 1819 - 1824. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good or better. FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL 16 CANTOS of Byron&#39;s epic satire and one of the great comic poems in the English language. Along with a copy of the First Octavo Edition (Thomas Davison, 1819) of the first volume with the first two cantos. The first two cantos were first published by Thomas Davison in 1819 in a quarto volume (8-3/4" x 11-1/2"), here in contemporary calf with some wear and rubbing. The remaining cantos, all present, were published in octavo volumes (5-1/2" x 8-3/4") by both Davison and later John Hunt from 1821 to 1824. These are bound in contemporary polished calf. All half-title pages and ads present as called for; errata for the sixth volume lacking. All seven volumes have been uniformly rebacked with contrasting morocco spine labels. Sent abroad by his mother at the age of 16 in disgrace after an intrigue, Don Juan is shipwrecked. His many adventures include clashes with pirates, being sold as a slave to a sultana who falls in love with him, an escape from her jealousy to Russia where he attracts the favor of the Empress Catherine, and finally a return to England where the poem concludes with a satirical description of social conditions there as well as love affairs of Don Juan. The first quarto and octavo volumes with the bookplate of noted collectors Nell Rose Wheeler and Charles Van Cise Wheeler on the front pastedowns. Randolph pages 69, 74, 82, 83, 86 & 87. Large paper issues of cantos VI, VII & VIII; IX, X & XI; XII, XIII & XIV; XV & XVI. Lacking half-titles for volumes III, IV & V; later, l.p. copies issued without 1/2 titles.

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        Journal, Acts and Proceedings, of The Convention, Assembled At Philadelphia, Monday, May 14, and Dissolved Monday, September

      Boston, MA: Thomas B. Wait, 1819. hardcover. Good . September 17, 1787 which formed the Constitution of the U.S. . Good. Good ex-library from Library of Congress, duplicate. Leather-bound hardcover, some foxing, corner of endpapers stained, front cover and flyleaf detached, cover bumped and scuffed, interior has Library of Congress bookplate and previous owner&#39;s name, James Archer. Title page has surplus Library of Congress stamp and name beginning with F-something Archer and date 1820. Interior is unmarked and nice conditon. .

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        Northumberland. A Calendar of the Prisoners, In the Gaol of our Sovereign Lord the KingÖ

      Newcastle-on-Tyne,, 1819.. Broadside measuring 523 x 417 mm., wove paper watermarked 1816, folded, excellent condition. A striking visual display of English justice during the transportation era, listing the conviction and punishment of prisoners tried at the Newcastle-upon-Tyne assizes on 14 August 1819.Court calendars such as this fine example were published as public notices detailing the convictions, punishments and sentencing of persons appearing before the assizes. This calendar reports the conviction of eight men tried at the assizes that day, in addition to the punishments allotted to another five. Here we read the fate of one Robert Brown, aged 35 years and convicted of larceny, who is to be 'transported to such Part of his Majesty's Dominions beyond the Seas...for the Term of seven Years.'The crimes of other convicts are described in some detail, and include counterfeiting, assault of a gentleman upon the King's Highway for his silver watch, theft of silver and bank-notes from a Friendly Society and the robbery of textiles and plush velvet cushions from a church. The most prominent list of charges belong to one Ralph Hush, also aged 35 years, who is charged with a string of livestock thefts, including one instance where Hush did 'feloniously take and drive away... thirty Wedder Hogs, ten Ewes, and thirteen Lambs... as well as one Dinmont Sheep and two Lambs' in all exceeding 80 shillings value.

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        The Metallic Wealth of the United States Described and Compared with that of Other Countries

      Tall 8vo, original cloth, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated with three lithographed plates and text illustrations, xxxii, 510 pp., inscribed "compliments of the author". Spine a bit faded, a couple of small pieces torn away at top and bottom of spine, old stain to rear cover, corners rubbed, nevertheless, binding is in very good condition, internally near fine. Josiah Dwight Whitney (1819-1896) was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale in 1839. He wanted a scientific career and did some geological work after college, but went to Europe for additional training. When he returned he became a field geologist for a company in Michigan. During his career he would be involved in a number of important geological surveys, and would even serve as professor of chemistry at the University of Iowa for a few years. The present work, which is quite scarce, is highly regarded and was "one of the first systematic texts in the field, it stimulated serious research on mineral ores and helped to establish mining geology as a scientific discipline." DSB). Includes, laid in, two geological off-prints by Whitney, extracted from other works. American National Biography.

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        Mazeppa, a poem.

      London: John Murray 1819 - First edition, first issue, 8vo, iv, 71, (1, 8 advertisement) pp. Marbled endpapers, gilt-lettered morocco bookplate of "Miss M. Napier" to paste down with her signature to a front blank, armorial bookplate of William Renny to fly leaf verso. Contemporary gilt and blind stamped panelled calf, some subtle repairs to joints, an attractive copy. Wise I p. 131.

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        The British Essayists

      London: for G. Offer and 10 others,, 1819. To Which are Prefixed Prefaces Biographical, Historical, and Critical: by James Ferguson. A New Edition, in Forty-Five Volumes. 45 volumes, small octavo. Near contemporary blue morocco, spines gilt in compartments, brown endpapers, top edges gilt. Hinges repaired, spotting to contents. A very good set. An attractive library set.

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        British Essayists (The)

      London: G. Offer Etc., 1819. Full Leather. Vg. 12mo. The first 18 volumes of a 45 volume set. contains the complete, Guardian, Tatler and Spectator

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        A Complete Set of the Delphin Variorum Classics

      London: A.J. Valpy, 1819-1830. 166 vols, 8vo, uniform full contemporary vellum over boards, double gilt fillet borders on covers, backstrips on each volume also ruled in gilt with two black morocco labels, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, blue endpapers. Occasional rubbing to labels, periodic rough texture to a few backstrips, some light soiling to covers. Contents generally very clean with infrequent discoloration. A rare set when complete, here in fine appropriate contemporary bindings. First editions thus. Though Abraham John Valpy (1787-1854) started his printing venture with the The Classical Journal in 1810 and The Pamphleteer in 1828, he dreamed of becoming a grand classical scholar/printer in the tradition of Aldus Manutius and Henri Estienne. He wanted to create affordable, scholarly, accurate and refined editions of the greatest classical authors. The most-significant attempt since the Renaissance to re-print the great Classical authors had been Pierre HuetÕs 17th-century Delphin Classics, so called as they were printed in the 1670s for the education of Louis Le Grand Dauphin, son of Louis XIV. By the time of Valpy nearly 150 years later, examples of this edition were rare, and the enterprising editor/scholar saw an opportunity to claim his rightful succession. Valpy ultimately abandoned his dream, his final publication being Òthe Family Classical Library (1830-1834): English Translations of Greek and Latin Classics, in fifty-two volume.Ó Afterwards, ÒValpy sold his printing materials [in 1837], parted with his large stock of books and copyrights, and retired into private life. From that time he applied his energies to the University Life Assurance Company and other undertakings in which he was interested either as a director or shareholderÓ (DNB). & & A complete set in 166 volumes, as follows: Apuleius (Seven Volumes); Aulus Gellius (Four Volumes); Ausonius (Three Volumes); Boethius (One Volume); C¾sar (Four Volumes); Catullus (Two Volumes); Cicero (Fifteen Volumes); Claudianus (Three Volumes); Curtius (Three Volumes); Dares et Dictys (Two Volumes); Eutropius (One Volume); Florus (Two Volumes); Horace (Four Volumes); Justinus (Two Volumes); Juvenal (Two Volumes); Livy (Twenty-Two Volumes); Lucretius (Four Volumes); Manilius (Two Volumes); Martial (Three Volumes); Nepos (Two Volumes); Ovid (Nine Volumes); Panegyrici Veteres (Five Volumes); Paterculus (One Volume); Persius (One Volume); Ph¾drus (Two Volumes in One); Plautus (Five Volumes); Pliny (Twelve Volumes); Pompeius Festus (Three Volumes); Propertius (Two Volumes); Prudentius (Three Volumes); Sallust (Two Volumes); Statius (Four Volumes); Suetonius (Four Volumes); Tacitus (Eight Volumes); Terence (Four Volumes); Tibullus (One Volume); Valerius Maximus (Three Volumes); Victoris (Two Volumes); and Virgil (Eight Volumes).&

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        The Republican

      London:: R. Carlile,, 1819-1824.. Rear hinge of volume four completely detached. Some occasional internal soiling; calf and marbled paper lifting on vol. 14, some chipping to the spines on other volumes; lacks a spine titling piece; an occasional small flaw in scattered leaves, with loss of letters (but no loss of sense); overall, in good condition.. 14 vols, 8vo, contemporary uniform half calf and marbled boards, red morocco labels, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait in vol. 13. Bound with 15 additional tracts published by Carlile. 329 (out of 331) numbers of this uncommon radical weekly periodical, the successor to his suppressed Sherwin&#39;s Political Register, here offered as collected and sold by Carlile. Published largely while Carlile served a term in prison--and while successive agents for the paper were clapped in jail for seditious libel--the Republican (despite all the financial and political woes with which it was beset) proved to be an important radical journal. While there is much from Carlile on the expected free-thought subjects, as well as his attacks on targets ranging from Peel to Henry Hunt (and an extensive war in print against William Cobbett), other contributors play important roles. Squibs and articles came from those imprisoned during the "war of the shop-men" (including Susannah Wright), and include numerous pseudonymous contributions from Benthamite Francis Place (who led and largely penned the contraception and free-love campaign in the Republican--included here--which caused Carlile to fall afoul of a number of his supporters; he also ghosted much of the attack on Cobbett). Other numbers include defenses of Shelley and Byron (with extracts), an open letter to Elizabeth Fry, addresses from Robert Owen, accounts of black activist Robert Wedderburn, much on Malthus, etc. Neither missing issue appears to have been bound in this set: one is the suppressed first issue, with its inflammatory description of Peterloo; the other is vol. 5, number 13, which in its place one finds bound a later edition of vol. 4, number 13--almost certainly a mix-up on the part of the binders, who were putting together sets with what numbers were on hand.

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        The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Together with the Apocrypha. Translated out of the Original Tongues...

      Philadelphia: Printed and published by M. Carey and Son No. 126, Chesnut Street, 1819-1821. 1080, 72 p., 2 maps (1 folding frontispiece); 28.5 cm. The Old Testament (pp. [1]-634) is dated 1819; the New Testament (pp.[835]-1080) is dated 1820; the Concordance by John Brown (72 pp. at end) is dated 1821. The frontispiece folding map is of "The Journeyings of the Children of Israel." Rebound in full leather; folding map repaired; title-page soiled from pre-rebinding era; very good. Stock#OB737.

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        The North American Sylva or a description of forest trees, of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia

      Paris: Printed By C. D&#39;Hautel, 1819. Original early 19th century marbled hardcover which has been professionally rebacked matching the original boards with original spine laid down. Red leather label with gilt lettering. This is an incomplete volume 1 of Michaux famous set of Trees & Flowers of North America. This disbound book has 66 of 76 plates. The plates are in good to very good condition with no foxing but the pages from the book have general light foxing. Text is complete except lacking one leaf (two pages). Plates: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, [Plates 29 & 30 lacking], 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, [lacking #39], 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, [lacking #50], 51, [lacking #52], 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, [lacking #63], 64, [lacking #65], 66, 67, [lacking #68], 69, 70, [lacking #71], 72, 73, 74, 75, [lacking #76].. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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        The adventures of Gil Blas de Santillane / translated from the French of Le Sage, by Tobias Smollett, M. D. ; embellished with fifteen highly finished engravings from drawings designed expressly for this edition

      London : printed for Thomas McLean; John Bumpus; W. H. Reid; John Brumby; and Priestley and Weale, 1819. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 3 v. : colour plates ; 22 cm. Genre: French literature -- Translations into English. Notes: Plates dated 1 July 1819. This edition probably intended to outdo Mawman&#39;s of the same year in which the plates are dated 1 January. Finely bound in the original full gilt-blocked aniline calf. Professionally rebacked. Very impressively finished. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. Panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Internally, pages are very clean and bright, with some scattered marginal dust marks. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Joseph Maynard with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        A Complete Course of Lithography

      London - Printed for R. Ackermann, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition in English of the first book on lithography, written by Alois Senefelder the inventor of lithography. Bound in half crushed morocco, with gilt lettering. Rebound with new endpapers. With frontis and three plates. The text is collated complete. Withfour only of the thirteen plates (including frontis). Can command up to $5000 complete with all plates. Johann Alois Senefelder (1771 1834) was an German actor and playwright who invented the printing technique of lithography in 1796. A Complete Course of Lithography combined Senefelder&#39;s history of his own invention with a practical guide to lithography, and remained in print into the early 20th century. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including some bumping and some clear tape. Internally the pages are bright with intermittent mild background spotting and the very occasional handling mark. There are the remains of some labels on the front endpapers. A copperplate ink inscription from the original endpapers has been stuck to the front pastedown. The frontis and page 331 have been reinforced along the gutter with cloth tape. The title page anda fewpages have been reinforced along the gutter with clear tape. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. Complete in 10 volumes

      London: For F. C. and J. Rivington et al, 1819. First edition thus.. Hardcover. 8vo. (9 x 5.5 inches). 10 volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I. With fold-out sheet, hors-texte to Volume I, Volume VII. Full tan calf with contrasting black morocco labels gilt. Calf slightly scuffed, marked, rubbed. Spines a little dry. Spotting to prelims and extrems. Early owner&#39;s name bookplate to each pastedown (Fasquel [?]). Scholarly annotations in English in pencil to margins in volume VIII. Trifle light tanning to textblock. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set. Text in English in volumes I-VI; text in Latin in volumes VII-X. Very heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas.

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      Sthlm, O. Grahn, 1819. 8:o. (8),XVI,255,(1) s. Häftad och oskuren i ngt fläckigt och nött samtida gråpappomslag. En reva in i registret på s. (3). Spridda lagerfläckar och en liten fläck på s. 153. Med C. Eichhorns exlibris. Från Ericsberg.. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 108. Med förord av Nils von Rosenstein, som tillsammans med Carl Peter Lenngren gav ut samlingen efter författarens död. Utkom i en mängd nya upplagor under 1800-talet och översattes även till tyska 1857

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        The adventures of Gil Blas de Santillane / translated from the French of Le Sage, by Tobias Smollett, M. D. ; embellished with fifteen highly finished engravings from drawings designed expressly for this edition

      London : printed for Thomas McLean; John Bumpus; W. H. Reid; John Brumby; and Priestley and Weale 1819 - Physical description: 3 v. : colour plates ; 22 cm. Genre: French literature -- Translations into English. Notes: Plates dated 1 July 1819. This edition probably intended to outdo Mawman's of the same year in which the plates are dated 1 January. Finely bound in the original full gilt-blocked aniline calf. Professionally rebacked. Very impressively finished. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. Panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Internally, pages are very clean and bright, with some scattered marginal dust marks. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Joseph Maynard with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ten Volume Set The Works of Francis Bacon Baron of Verulam and Lord High Chancellor of England

      New Bridge-Street London: C. Baldwin, 1819. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 3/4 leather. Top pages edges finished in gilt. This set is square, tight with occasional foxing and age toning and decorative endpapers. Tooled decoration and title on the leather spine binding is gilt and very attractive. The print is easily read. This set has been professionally rebound somewhere back a ways and is still beautiful. This ten volume set would be a desirable addition to any library or collection. Priced low to move fast..

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        Icones Helminthum systema Rudolphii entozoologicum illustrantes. [AND:] Entozoorum synopsis cui accedunt mantissa duplex et indices locupletissimi

      Berlin, (Berolini), Augusti Rücker, 1819; Vienna (Viennae), Antonii Strauss, 1824.. Two volumes. I. Atlas: Folio (420x290 mm). Pp. (ii), 12, plus 18 full-page plates printed in chiaroscuro lithograph, exquisitely hand-coloured by contemporary hand. Handsome bust portrait of Franciscus Redi engraved on title-page. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, corners rubbed, backstrip mostly gone, still solidly bound; small old signature to corner of first free endpaper. An ample margined copy, preserved entirely in the original state. In fine internal condition. Excellent plates in the original untrimmed size, rather crisp and with fresh, bright colouration and as such a most desirable copy. [ADDED:] II. Text: Pp. x, 811, plus 3 plates. In facsimile. ~ First edition. Rare. The added complimentary Text volume is a chromatic facsimile of a very high quality burnt on CD-R. ~ Johann Gottfried Bremser, (1767-1827). German born Austrian helminthologist, physician, naturalist, zoologist, and hygienists. He began work as unpaid assistant custodian of the collection of parasitic worms of Karl Franz Anton von Schreibers at the Vienna Museum of Natural History. In 1811 he became the official custodian of the collection and was responsible for establishing the largest collection of intestinal worms to date. Karl Asmund Rudolphi, (1771-1832). Franciscus Redi (1626-1697). - Nissen, ZBI 569.

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        ìPoisson plat Ènorme vu en mer le 23 FÈvrier 1819

      on board the Uranie,: 23 February, 1819.. Ink sketch on sheet of laid paper with watermark, 148 x 220 mm.; roughly torn at all four corners where apparently mounted on wax at some time, but very good. Charming ink sketch of an "enormous flat fish" seen on board the Uranie during the Freycinet expedition on 23 February 1819, near the Admiralty Islands, by the voyage artist Jacques Arago.Arago (1790-1855) was the official artist on Freycinet's voyage, and is known for the witty and caustic account he later wrote as much as for his fine sketches. Arago was the third of four brothers who excelled in diverse professions, the most notable being his eldest brother FranÁois, the scientist and politician. Arago's undoubted artistic ability attracted the attention of the naval authorities who chose him for the demanding role of draughtsman for the Freycinet expedition. By all accounts a charming, gregarious and eccentric man, these attributes stood him in good stead during the voyage, and are reflected in the sketches he made.Such a drawing gives an unusual glimpse of the role of the artist on board, who was not only expected to make the grand views and scenes familiar from the voyage accounts, but also to make sure that everything notable about the natural history of the voyage was recorded. This ray was very spectacular, "at least eight feet in length", the note comments. There was evidently some conjecture about its species: in pencil a second person has written, 'is this not a CÈphaloptËre Giorna?' ("n'est ce pas le CÈphaloptËre Giorna?"). The "Giorna Ray" was named by LacÈpËde for Giorna, a professor at the University of Turin. Interestingly, in Cuvier's Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles (1817) the longest of the species was recorded as six feet; it is quite likely that the published parts of Cuvier's work, a benchmark of natural history, were carried on board the Uranie.Neither Arago's own Narrative of a Voyage round the World nor the narrative of the Freycinet account records the event; Arago merely noted that on the 23rd he was terribly seasick, and did not recover until they saw Rota, where he 'contrived, though with difficulty, to make a few sketches' (p. 271).

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        Accounts for Indian Trade. Autograph letter, signed

      Georgetown [DC], Office of Indian Trade: 30 September, 1819. Very Good/From the Dictionary of American Biography: James Madison appointed McKenney superintendent of Indian trade in 1816. As superintendent, he coordinated a network of government-owned trading houses known as the factory system. Established by Congress in 1795, the factory system, which was designated for Indians, was intended to furnish them with quality goods in a fair exchange for their furs. McKenney came to view the factories as ... a means to introduce the tribes along the American frontier to the benefits of civilized life. He had little opportunity to implement fully this vision, however, as American interest in the fur trade following the War of 1812 led to a public clamor against government involvement in private enterprise. Congress responded by abolishing the factory system in May 1822. ... McKenney is credited with helping secure passage of two major pieces of legislation, the Indian Civilization Act of 1819, which provided the first federal funding in support of Indian education, and the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which was designed to relocate all eastern Indian tribes to new homes west of the Mississippi River. A direct result of the Indian Removal Act was the tragic "Trail of Tears" involving the forced transfer of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminoles from the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (Okla.) in the 1830s. ... A pioneer in the study of North American ethnology, McKenney used federal funds to assemble in his war department office a virtual "archives of the American Indian," a large collection of books, manuscripts, artifacts, and paintings that constituted the first museum in Washington, D.C. The core of the collection was a gallery of some 150 portraits of prominent Indian men and women, most of them painted by Washington artist Charles Bird King during official visits to Washington. The portraits were later published as part of a mammoth lithography project that McKenney conceived of and launched, with the aid of writer James Hall, after his dismissal from the Office of Indian Affairs. Known as the History of the Indian Tribes of North America, the publication features the portraits and biographies of 120 Indian men and women from McKenney&#39;s collection. The entire archive eventually ended up at the Smithsonian Institution, where the portraits were destroyed by fire in 1865. & & . 195 X 243 mm. Addressed to R. Smith, cashier in the Department of Indian Trade. Very good but for small chip on the lower right corner, affecting a part of the signature. Old mounting ghosts on verso.

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        Groups of flowers . .. with full directions for the young artist. - Groups of fruit. - Six birds

      London: Turner & Hadley for Thomas McLean, 1819. Second edition. Folio. Three parts in one volume. 36 engraved plates, of which 18 are hand colored. Contemporary olive half morocco gilt, brown boards, morocco gilt label on front cover. Some slight offsetting, occasional light foxing and browning to text. Dunthorne 53-55; Nissen BBI 246 (note)

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        A select collection of the Views and Ruins in Rome and its vicinity

      London: Smith & Davy for Messrs. Robinson, White, Faulder and Evans, [published by J.Hearne, circa 1819, plates watermarked 1818]. Folio. (16 x 12 1/8 inches). Parallel text in French and English. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 61 plates. Later dark green straight grained morocco by Bayntum of Bath, covers with an elaborate border, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very fine copy with unusually fine hand- coloring of the plates and in a lovely binding. The work was originally published in two parts in 1797 and 1799, and was available uncoloured on ordinary paper, or hand-coloured on large paper. After 1799 the two parts were sold together. White and Cochrane re-issued the work in about 1805, and the present issue with Hearne&#39;s imprint at the foot of the frontispiece appeared in about 1819. The Abbey collection included only the 1819 edition, and it is noted that the work probably cost 6 guineas. The present copy is exceptional with hand-colouring of a very high quality. Abbey Travel 178; Lowndes p.1537.

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        The Works of - with an Account of His Life -&#128;as Edited by James Currie, M. D

      London: Printed for Willaim Allason, No. 31, New Bond Street and J. Maynard, Fanton Street, Haymarket, 1819. "A New Edition". 4 vols., 8vo. . Probable American binding of contemporary acid-stained calf. Binding lightly rubbed, some faint foxing throughout. Booklabel of Charles C. Griswold . An attractive set of Burns works in an American acid-stained binding

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        L&#39;Héroïne du Texas, ou Voyage de Madame *** aux États-Unis et au Mexique

      Paris: (P. Gueffier for) Plancher, 1819 8vo., (8 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches). Half-title, engraved frontispiece view-plan of Le Champ d&#39;Asile (occasional light foxing, f. 7/1 [pages, 105-106] loose and never bound in). Original orange wrappers, printed paper title label on spine, uncut (edges a little chipped, but FINE; modern buckram folding box. Provenance: 19th-century library shelfmark labels on backstrip and front cover; Court Library of Kleinheubach, purple ink-stamp on title. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE first edition of "the first Texas novel" (Howes), and one of the four principal contemporary descriptions of the short-lived Bonapartist colony Le Champ d&#39;Asile, established by a group of Napoleonic veterans on the Trinity River near present-day Liberty, Texas, in 1818, only to be dispersed within six months by the Spanish and US authorities. During its brief existence, the Champ d&#39;Asile inflamed the imaginations of the French and fed nostalgia for the empire. At the head of what was to be a flood of prints, songs, and pamphlets, were four full-length books, three published in 1819 and the fourth in 1820. Of these L&#39;Héroine du Texas was the only fictionalized account, relating the sentimental love story of two real colonists. While presumably written in Paris, L&#39;Héroine appears to be the first novel set in Texas. Its unknown author borrowed liberally from the most reliable of the other contemporary accounts of the colony, Hartmann and Millard&#39;s Le Texas, ou Notice Historique sur le Champ d&#39;Asile. Copies of this work appear seldom on the market. This is an exceptionally desirable copy, in its original unpressed and untrimmed state, of an evocative and highly influential early Texanum. Streeter Texas 1068;.Sabin 23581 and 31532; Graff 2487; Howes T-126. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at .

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        Om Westindien.

      Sthlm, A. Gadelius, 1819. 8:o. (6),294,(1) s. Häftad och oskuren i samtida tryckt omslag. Ryggen defekt och med rester av en gammal handskriven titeletikett. Inlagan lite dammig i marginalerna och med en fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 185-86. Sista bladet lagerfläckigt. Trevligt ex.. Olof Erik Bergius (1784-1837) var en tid justitiarie, d.v.s. motsvarande borgmästare, på St. Barthélemy, som behandlas i ett eget kapitel på s. 197-222. Bergius beskriver bl.a. auktionerna i Västindien där slavarna förevisades nakna: "Deras skick och uttryck vid denna första bekantskap förefaller serdeles oskäligt och djuriskt; vid vissa ljud och åtbörder af deras uppsyningsmän om bord sättes de alla i dans, fast ej stort glättigare, än man ser en björndans"

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        Costume Caractéristique de France ... The Characteristic Costume of France; from drawings made on the spot, with appropriate descriptions. By an Artist recently returned from the Continent

      London: William Fearman, 1819 [plates watermarked 1824]. Quarto. (12 x 9 1/4 inches). Parallel titles and text in French and English. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 18 plates, etched by Sheridan, aquatinted by R. Havell. Original paper-covered boards, printed paper label on the upper cover, fragment of paper label on backstrip, uncut and partially unopened, 20th-century morocco-backed box. A fine uncut copy of the first edition in book form of this charming work which amply demonstrates Peake&#39;s abilities as both an artist and a writer This work was first issued in six parts in 1815-1816, under the title French Characteristic Costumes [Abbey Travel I, 85]. It was subsequently re-issued under the present title, in a slightly different order, in a single volume, in 1819. The book really does live up to the promise of its title, showing both men and women from various economic strata, in both rural and urban settings. The artist and illustrator, Richard Brinsley Peake worked for the engraver James Heath from 1809 to 1817, and went on to pursue a successful career as a dramatist and author. The text and the plates form a pleasing whole: the images are charming and lively, whilst the insightful text also offers an historical perspective on an early 19th-century Englishman&#39;s view of the French. Cf. Abbey Travel I, 87; cf. Colas II, 2297

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        VISION; OR HELL, PURGATORY AND PARADISE OF DANTE ALIGHIERI. Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary, A.M.

      London Printed for Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street 1819 - 3 volumes. A LARGE PAPER COPY of the FIRST TRADE EDITION of the FIRST MODERN TRANSLATION of Dante into English in its complete form including all the parts of the trilogy. Preceded only by the privately printed edition issued by the author. Additionally, for this edition is affixed a Life of Dante, Notes and an Index. Tall 8vo, very handsomely and beautifully bound in three-quarter burnt-red morocco by Bayntun early in the last century, the covers with fine French marbled paper over boards and morocco at the corners, the spines decorated with raised bands ruled in blind, gilt lettered and numbered in two compartments of each volume, marbled end-leaves, t.e.g. lii, 303; xi, 309; 297, (28) index pp., with all three half-titles as called for. A fine and very handsome set in excellent condition, essentially as pristine. The bindings and text-blocks are in wonderful condition, very finely preserved. RARE FIRST EDITION AND COMPLETE SET IN A VERY HANDSOME EARLY BAYNTUN BINDING. ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS OF ALL TIME. Cary?s famous translation has long been considered the first modern rendering of Dante?s timeless epic into English. While previous English translations prior to Cary?s had been accomplished in the 18th century, none were able to transfer into the English language, the beauty and richness of language for which Dante has forever been revered. It took Cary many years to make the complete translation. Indeed, the parts of the COMEDY were released over a number of years from 1805 on. Cary was influenced greatly by the Romantics and by Coleridge in particular. Though the text was finished in mid-1812, Cary was unable to secure a publisher and was, after some years, obliged even with his very modest means to publish the work at his own expense. It at first excited little attention, but it came under great notice primarily because of the applause of Coleridge whom Cary had met while pacing the beach reading Homer to his son. ?Sir,? said Coleridge, attracted by the sound of the Greek, ?yours is a face I should know. I am Samuel Taylor Coleridge." "During the rest of the day, the wondrous stranger discoursed on Homer making young Cary ?feel as one from whose eyes the scales were just removed,? and in the evening carried home the translation of Dante, of which he had never even heard. The next day he was able to repeat whole pages, and his winter course of lectures gave it celebrity. The new and first edition published by a general publisher was secured in 1819, and ever since,.it has remained the translation which, on Dante?s name being mentioned, occurs first to the mind." Cary?s translation allowed the rediscovery of Dante?s masterpiece by the British of the Romantic Era and it was praised not only by Coleridge, but by Shelley, Byron and Wordworth as well. Copies of this, the first generally published edition of the book in its original three-decker format are extremely scarce. This is a still more scarce large paper copy As to Dante himself, "Dante?s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage. To him comes Virgil, the symbol of philosophy, to guide him through the two lower realms of the next world, which are divided according to the classifications of the ?Ethics? of Aristotle. Hell is seen as an inverted cone with its point where lies Lucifer fixed in ice at the centre of the world, and the pilgrimage from it a climb to the foot of and then up the Purgatorial Mountain. Along the way Dante passes Popes, Kings and Emperors, poets, warriors and citizens of Florence, expiating the sins of their life on earth. On the summit is the Earthly Paradise where Beatrice meets them and Virgil departs. Dante is now led through the various spheres of heaven, and the poem ends with a vision of the Deity. The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The pictur [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. Complete in 10 volumes

      London: For F. C. and J. Rivington et al, 1819.. 8vo. (9 x 5.5 inches). 10 volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I. With fold-out sheet, hors-texte to Volume I, Volume VII. Full tan calf with contrasting black morocco labels gilt. Calf slightly scuffed, marked, rubbed. Spines a little dry. Spotting to prelims and extrems. Early owner's name bookplate to each pastedown (Fasquel [?]). Scholarly annotations in English in pencil to margins in volume VIII. Trifle light tanning to textblock. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set. Text in English in volumes I-VI; text in Latin in volumes VII-X. Very heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas. First edition thus.

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        A Tour from the City of New-York, to Detroit, in the Michigan Territory

      New York: Kirk & Mercein, etc., 1819. First edition. Boards. Very Good/A reliable detailed description of western New York, southern Ontario, Ohio, and Michigan territory, with maps of the region. The author traveled "from New York, by Albany, Schenectady, and Utica, to Sacket&#146;s Harbour, and thence through Lake Ontario, to the St. Lawrence river, and down that stream to Hamilton village to Buffalo; and from thence to Black Rock, Fort Erie, the Falls of Niagara to the City of Detroit" (from title page). He was engaged in surveying the boundary between the United States and Canada. . 24 cm; viii, [9]-228, lxiii, [1] blank, [7] pp. 3 folding engraved maps, 2 of which are hand-colored in outline. Errata slip tipped in. Unsophisticated copy in original publisher&#39;s boards. Pages untrimmed. Fine folding maps of the Eastern United States, the Niagara River, and Southeastern Michigan. Pages variously foxed and toned; plates evenly toned. Few leaves unevenly opened, resulting in marginal tears. Paper spine perished at heel. Attractive copy in original state. References: Greenly Michigan 55; Howes D66; Sabin 18533; Streeter sale 841.

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        Tiresias Was bred by His Grace the Duke of Portland in 1816 was got by Soothsayer out of Sledge... At Epsom he won the Derby Stakes beating 15 others among whom were Sultan, Euphrates, The Dominic, &c

      London: R. Pollard & Sons, July 6, 1819. Coloured aquatint. Framed in a lovely birds-eye maple frame with gold slip. Mounted in fine washline mount. In excellent condition with the exception of a minor scuff in the upper left corner of image.12 1/4 x 17 1/2 inches. 23 x 27 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches. A fine portrait of the winner of the 1819 Epsom Derby, engraved by James Pollard from his own original drawing. Tiresias is shown just before a race: his groom administers a last minute tonic (!) while his jockey (W. Clift) takes off an overcoat in preparation to mount, and his trainer looks on proudly. In the background can be seen the grand-stand of the race course (possibly Epsom). James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. "A stream of coaching paintings followed, many of which he engraved himself. From 1821, he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution, which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeple chasing on purpose-made courses, many recording the prowess of the few professional and more amateur riders of the day...[In all his work Pollard took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works and] it is Pollard&#39;s large racing scenes which really take off and into which one can gaze and discover a microcosm of the turf" (Charles Lane, British Racing Prints, p.146). Lane, British Racing Prints, p.146; cf. Selway, James Pollard 1792- 1867, p.47 (variant title); Siltzer p. 214.

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