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      Printed for Henry Colburn and sold by John and Arthur Arch London:: Printed for Henry Colburn, and sold by John and Arthur Arch,. 1819.. 4to. 2nd edition (NCBEL II, 1581). 2 volumes (xxvii, 671, [1]; v, [3], 342, [2], 336 pp). Index in Volume II.. Modern tan quarter leather binding with blue paper boards. Marbled edges.. Bindings: Fine. Text-blocks: VG (some foxing throughout).. Per the NCBEL, "an improved text" over the first edition of 1818. . Frontis in each volume; 9 other inserted plates (2 folding); Pedigree chart in Volume I.

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        Några allmänna enkla reglor för tändernas bibehållande.

      Malmö, Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1819. 8:o. 16 s. Häftad i samtida lätt nött gråpappersomslag. Med genomgående fuktrand. Rabbéns namnteckning på främre omslagets insida.. Provincial-läkaren Wejlander lär oss att dagligen borsta våra tänder med en fin fast borste och att undvika att med tänderna böja nålar och järnspik

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        Haand-Atlas til Brug for Lærde-, Borger- og Almue-Skoler, tilligemed en udförlig statistisk Tabel. Udkastet af Th. Gliemann.

      Udgivet i Steentryk paa C.C. Lose's Forlag, Kiöbenhavn 1819. Tværformat, folio. Med stentrykt titelblad og statistisk tabel samt 23 håndkolorede kort. Heftet med orig. litograferet omslag. Omslaget noget slidt og plettet, men det hænger dog fint sammen. Kortene er fine, bortset fra lidt kantslitage og -rifter og æselører. Et enkelt kort løst. Lille tilskrift øverst på foromslaget.. Smukt og let naivistisk koloreret atlas over adskillige egne af verden, herunder ét af Danmark, ét af Norge og Sverige, et Europakort, tre over Amerika og to verdenskort.** Den slesvigsk-fødte Theodor Gliemann var en passioneret kartograf og forfatter til egnsbeskrivelser. Især hans amtskort fik stor udbredelse.*** Et tidligt eksempel på stentryk i Danmark; den moderne form blev først opfundet i 1798 af tyskeren Alois Senefelde og nåede først til Danmark en række år senere

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        Lettres sur l'italie, faisant suite aux lettres sur la moree, l'hellespont et costantinople. a paris, nepveu, 1819.

      Tre volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. (4) 367; (4) 307; (4) 365. Con 50 belle tavole incise in rame (di cui 6 a doppia pagina) su tavole fuori testo + 4 pagine di musica incisa. Legatura coeva in pieno marocchino verde, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro. Tagli colorati. Esemplare internamente ben conservato ma con legatura gravemente danneggiate con mancanze e piatti staccati (di cui uno mancante). Opera non comune, la cui parte iconografica è composta prevalentemente da vedute di luoghi e città di Puglia, Campania, Lazio e Toscana. Cfr. Cremonini n. 90.

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        Edda samt Skalda.

      Öfversättning från skandinaviska forn-språket. Sthlm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1819. 8:o. (2),XIII,(3),172,(1) s. Samtida lätt nött vinrött halvsaffianbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och enkel pärmdekor på de röda mönsterpressade pärmpappret. Helt guldsnitt. Ryggen delvis sprucken med visst bortfall i bakre falsen. Enstaka obetydliga fläckar. Med två stämplade hyllsignum, varav det ena överklistrat, från Löberödsbiblioteket på titelbladet och Jacob Pontusson De la Gardies exlibris på titelbladets baksida.. Fiske s. 118. Översatt av A. J. D. Cnattingius. Den tryckta dedikationen från översättaren är ställd till Jacob Pontusson De la Gardie. Uppenbarligen har vi att göra med presentationsexemplaret. Handskriften, den s.k. Uppsalaeddan, som använts vid översättningen hade skänkts till Uppsala universitetsbibliotek av Jacob Pontussons farfars farbror Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie

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        Letters Written During A Ten Year's Residence At the Court Of Tripoli; Published From the Originals In The Possession Of the Family Of The Late Richard Tully, Esq. The British Consul: Comprising Authentic Memoirs and Anecdotes Of The Reigning Bashaw, His Family, And Other Persons Of Distinction; Also, An Account Of The Domestic Manners Of the Moors, Arabs, And Turks

      Henry Colburn London: Henry Colburn, 1819. Third edition. Hardcover. Contemporary three quarter black morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers. 2 Vols. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 375, 396 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Seven hand-colored aquatints, one folding engraved map of the Regencies of Tripoly and Tunis. This third edition with more plates than the two previous editions. Commentary with more than a hint of Colonial superiority -- "it gives such sketches of human weakness and vice, the effects of ambition, avarice, envy, and intrigue, as will seem scarcely credible to the mind of an European." List of The Royal Family of Tripoli. Appendix and Index. ABBEY TRAVEL 301. TOOLEY 494. Bookplates, plates and text generally clean, title page of volume one lightly foxed, boards rubbed, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt.

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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.

      London: John Murray, 1819.. 1st edition. Errata slip, xl, 252, cxliv. Period calf-backed marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titling to spine, marbled endpapers and page edges NOTE: MISSING MOST OF THE AQUATINT PLATES and charts. Those present are Cape Melville and Melvilles Monument (facing p74); Folding Chart of the Part of Baffin's bay found inhabited (facing p116); Large folding plate Views of Headlands (facing p190); Xeme (facing p LVII) 3 folding Meteorological Journals following appendix. 1st Edition of Ross's famous first voyage which marked the resurgence of British interest in the search for the north-west passage, and inaugurated the great arctic explorations and discoveries of the nineteenth century. Among Ross's officers on the voyage were William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and Edward Sabine. Setting out in April of 1818, the expedition rediscovered Baffin Bay and its three Sounds, Smith, Jones, and Lancaster, thereby vindicating the reports made by William Baffin in 1616. Sailing some distance into Lancaster Sound, Ross sited a mirage which he believed to be a range of mountains blocking further passage. These he named the Croker Mountains in honour of the first secretary of the Admiralty, J.W.Croker. On his return to England, Ross's report was initially accepted as conclusive and he was promoted to Captain, but his contention that Lancaster Sound was landlocked was disputed by other members of the crew, notably by his second-in-command, William Edward Parry. Parry's view was supported by Sir John Barrow, second secretary of the Admiralty, with whom Ross was to carry on a life-long quarrel as a result. In 1819, the Admiralty appointed Parry to lead a second expedition, which proved Ross to be mistaken. His reputation seriously discredited, Ross was never again given command of an official government expedition. National Maritime Museum I 818n. Sabin 73376. Smith 8796. TPL 1153. Arctic Bib. 14873. Hill p. 261. Lande 1425. A.B. 14873 Ross was chosen to lead Britains resurgence of exploration of the arctic regions. He commanded the Isabella while William Edward Parry took command of the Alexander. Also included on the voyage were Edward Sabine and Ross's nephew James Clark Ross. The expedition rediscovered Baffins 17th century explorations and found three sounds including Smith, Jones and Lancaster. Unfortuately for Ross, he mistakenly thought the end of Lancaster sound was blocked by a fictitious range of mountains he named the Crocker mountains. After returning to England, many were scepitcal including William Parry about the existance of the mountain range. Parry was chosen to lead another expedition and discovered Lancaster Sound was the gateway to the North West Passage. Ross never lived down this mistake. Covers very worn, rubbed with a small tear to the front cover, previous owners bookplate (Hugh Cecil Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale (1857-1944) who after a scandal,in 1888 set out to explore the Arctic regions of Canada as far north as Melville Island, and nearly dying before reaching Kodiak, Alaska in 1889 and returning to England.). Ghost images of plates, charts on facing pages. Contents clean. PLEASE NOTE: MISSING MOST OF THE AQUATINT PLATES and maps, otherwise Good.

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        Travels in Various countries of Europe, Asia and Africa (..) Part the third Scandinavia section the first [and] section the second. [The work was published in VI volumes. This is part V and VI only]

      London. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies Strand London by R. Watts Crown Court Temple Bar. MDCCCXIX [and] MDCCCXXIII.[1819 and 1823] 4:o. 30,5 x 24 cm. Two volumes. Volume I: XII pp. (title and preface) + (14 pp. explanatory list and general statement of contents) + 764 pp. + 30 plates and maps (plate 21 and 22 are printed on the same sheet). Volume II: Title + IV pp. (advertisments) + (14 pp. proposals, explanatory lists and general statement of contents) + 556 pp. + 16 plates and maps. Contemporary half calf. Marbled noard papers. Gilt decorations and titles in gilt at the spines. Large margins Partly uncut. Quite worn bindings. Bumped corners. Some loss of board paper. Front board to volume I detached. Joints starting to crack at the upper spine ends. Some of the plates and maps with some spots, mostly to the margins. Some of the adjoining text leaves with some offsetting. Still a nice copy with a lot of charachter.. Clarke was an english traveller and mineralogist. He became professor in that subject in Cambridge in 1808. During the Napoleanic era he travelled for many years across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. "Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa" was published in VI volumes 1810-1823. The present two volumes are number V and VI and covers Scandinavia as well as Denmark, Finland and S:t Petersburg. His manuscripts are in the Bodleian Library in Oxford

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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.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819.. 2nd edition; Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1819. 2 vols. Vol I lxix, 265pp, Vol II (2), 258pp, 2 plates,(1 folding), 1 full page diagram. Second Edition of this famous voyage, which marked the resurgence of British interest in the search for the north-west passage, and inaugurated the great arctic explorations and discoveries of the nineteenth century. Among Ross's officers on the voyage were William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and Edward Sabine. Setting out in April of 1818, the expedition rediscovered Baffin Bay and its three Sounds, Smith, Jones, and Lancaster, thereby vindicating the reports made by William Baffin in 1616. Sailing some distance into Lancaster Sound, Ross sited a mirage which he believed to be a range of mountains blocking further passage. These he named the Croker Mountains in honour of the first secretary of the Admiralty, J.W.Croker. On his return to England, Ross's report was initially accepted as conclusive and he was promoted to Captain, but his contention that Lancaster Sound was landlocked was disputed by other members of the crew, notably by his second-in-command, William Edward Parry. Parry's view was supported by Sir John Barrow, second secretary of the Admiralty, with whom Ross was to carry on a life-long quarrel as a result. In 1819, the Admiralty appointed Parry to lead a second expedition, which proved Ross to be mistaken. His reputation seriously discredited, Ross was never again given command of an official government expedition. National Maritime Museum I 818n. Sabin 73376. Smith 8796. TPL 1153. Arctic Bib. 14873. Hill p. 261. Lande 1425. Ex Libri; Nottingham Subscription Library, Library bindings and bookplates, pages have been trimmed. Folding plate has a closed repaired tear, pages wrinkled and some spotting but overall good condition. MISSING MAP. Very Good

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        DELLE EPIZOOZIE. Ossia delle epidemie contagiose e non contagiose che influirono negli animali domestici, utili principalmente all?agricoltura del Veneto Dominio in Italia.

      In-8 p., 5 voll., bross., pp. 184; 278; 404; 196; 474. Raccolta di XI ?Sezioni?, con un ?prospetto generale sopra i risultati della vaccinazione nelle Venete Provincie? ed una grande carta geografica ?del Veneto Dominio ossia della Veneta terra-ferma?, più volte ripieg., f.t. A pag. 450 dell?ultimo vol. si fa menzione della sezione XII, che pero? non fu mai pubblicata. Importante opera dedicata a: Legislazione sanitaria; Scuola veterinaria di Padova, stato della scienza veterinaria del Dominio veneto; Scuola veterinaria di Milano; Epizoozie in generale e quelle che travagliarono gli animali del Veneto; legislazione sanitaria dal 1514 al 1797; istruzioni nei casi di Epizoozie nella monarchia austriaca; bibliografia degli autori italiani e stranieri che trattarono di epidemie. "Prima edizione". Cfr. CLIO,I, p. 663. Esempl. con barbe, ben conservato.

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        The Works of - with an Account of His Life -€as Edited by James Currie, M. D

      London: Printed for Willaim Allason No. 31 New Bond Street and J. Maynard Fanton Street Haymarket 1819 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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        Opere italia, s.n., 1819.

      Undici volumi di cm. 13,3, pp. 514 (2); 323 (1); 412; 349 (1); 423 (1); 356; 352; 448; 455 (1); 440; 337 (1). Con un ritratto ed un facsimile di un autografo machiavelliano ripieg. all'antip. dell'ultimo volume. Bella leg. coeva in piena perg. con tit. in oro su doppio tassello, fregi e filetti al dorso. Ottimamente consevato. Cfr. Bertelli, 214.

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        Memorie storiche della citta' di cremona raccolte e compendiate. tomo primo [-secondo]. cremona, dalla tipografia prov. de' fratelli manini, 1819-1820.

      2 volumi in 1 in-folio (cm. 31), bella legatura coeva in m. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti e risguardi marmorizzati, tagli a spruzzo azzurri; pp. VIII, 223, [1 b.]; 228; carta greve, fresca e crocchiante, ad ampi margini e in eccellente stato conservativo. Edizione originale stampata in circa 300 copie dall'autore stesso, illuminista, enciclopedista, massonico, un moderato sostenitore della Rivoluzione nonché libraio, stampatore ed editore [cfr. A. Pizzocaro. -i-Lorenzo Manini libraio e stampatore a Cremona fra Ancién regime ed Età napoleonica-/i- in -i-Storia in Lombardia -/i-n. III,A Franco Angeli 1993].A Lozzi 1396; Brunet VI, 25406. Esemplare impeccabile.

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      Bella veduta di Roma (mm. 360x460), disegnata e incisa in rame da Luigi Rossini. In basso è riportato anche: A. Gran Tazza di un sol pezzo di Granito Egizio di pal. 28. di diametro - Questa bella fontana è stata costruita da Pio VII. Regnante. Cfr. Petrucci ?Cat. Gen. Stampe Calcografia Nazionale? (1953), p. 312. Esempl. ben conservato, sotto passepartout.

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        Engraved Document signed by President Monroe, on vellum

      Washington april 18 1819 [Washington, april 18, 1819. Folio (9-1/2 x 12 in.). Being a grant of land to James L. Cushman, Private in the Eleventh Regiment. With woodcut vignette at head. Embossed paper seal intact. Small hole in center of document. Matted and framed . Countersigned by Joshua Meigs, Commissioner of the General Land Office

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        ESSAYS ON PHRENOLOGY, or An Inquiry Into the Principles and Utility of the System of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim, and Into the Objections Made Against It

      Bell & Bradfute Edinburgh, Scotland: Bell & Bradfute, 1819. xxiv, 392 pages of text. Contemporary full leather binding with moderate rubbing to the extremities, and a few small scuffs on boards. Both exterior hinges have been professionally and archivally repaired using Japanese tissue colored to match surrounding leather. Illustrated with one engraving, showing and naming the 33 sections of the brain. Previous owner's name neatly on the back of title page "William Ellis Lamb." First and last pages are affected by foxing, including the illustration. George Combe (1788-1858) was a founding member and President of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society (EPS) which was formed in February of 1820. This is Combe's first book, and is the basis of the 1825 "System of Phrenology.". First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        The Vampyre; A Tale

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. Yes. 8vo. xxv,(1),27-84pp. Half-title is present. The 'Extract', pp. 73-84, is present. Both Extracts are sometimes attributed to John Mitford. Nicely bound to style in quarter calf, spine gilt; leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards, vellum tips. A fine copy. This title has a curious bibliographic history, with first issues attributing authorship to Lord Byron, then removing Byron's name, then this issue (Viets IV), with gathering 'A' reset to 23 lines to account for the removal of a slur on Mary Godwin and Jane Clermont and with 'lmost' on page 36. Earlier issues are unavailable, making this essentially the earliest printing obtainable of the first book on vampires. See Viets in PBSA LXIII (1969), 83-103.

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        History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore. By. W. H. Pyne Illustrated by one hundred highly finished and coloured engravings, fac-similes of original drawings by the most eminent artists. In three volumes.

      London: Printed for A. Dry, 1819. Hardcover. Fine. Eight parts in three large quarto volumes. Text watermarked 1811-1817. Contemporary binding of full English crimson straight-grained morocco. Spines in five compartments, intricately tooled in gilt; Boards similarly tooled as well as edges. In addition, Volume III has the arms of Trinity College, Dublin, blocked upon the boards in gilt and with a bookplate within inscribed to Thomas Barry dated 1820 and signed by Bas[il] Lloyd on behalf of the College and Senior Students. Marbled paper endpapers. With 100 fine handcolored aquatint plates by Sutherland, Bennett, Reeve, Baily and Havell after Samuel, Stephanoff, Cattermole, Wild and Westall. Aside from a few pin-sized, barely visible wormholes, this is an absolutely superb set. The contemporary binding is bright with only traces of rubbing at edges; the plates likewise fine and bright, with occasional light offsetting to facing text pages. It would be hard--perhaps impossible--to find a nicer set. Tooley 389. Abbery Scenery 396. Prideaux 348. British Coloured Books, 78.

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        The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

      London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, Paternoster-Row; and Davis and Dickson, St. Martin's Le Grand, 1819. First Printing. Full-Leather. Rebound in dark brown calf with new endpapers and black spine labels, gold gilt lettering and spine tooling. An ex-library set with a few perforated stamps (title pages and occasionally in the text), very occasional penciled notations, and a few minor tears. Volume 1's frontispiece is original but inserted from another copy. Vol. One: lx, 211, [1-blank], [4-index] pages. Vol. Two: [2], [1]-321, [11-index] pages. Vol. Three: vi, 231, [1-advertising.] pages. Presents nicely on the shelf. Babson 22. The first English edition of Newton's Principia was published in 1729 in 2 volumes. The first complete English translation of the Principia (including De Mindu Systemate, Newton's intended third book of the Principia) was published in 1803. We offer here the second complete edition, published in 1819, which collates 'the same except that Vol I Dedication, text, and index [were] reset ; [and] the erratum on the last page is omitted. Vol II [is] the same. Vol III [has] Figures 1, 2, and 3 inserted at the end.' (see Babson #s 20-22). Near Fine.

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        Histoire naturelle des mammifères, avec des figures originales enluminées, desinées d'après des animaux vivants. Bd. I (von 6? ). Paris, Lasteyrie, 1819.) Mit 60 kolor. Lithographien, 3 unkolor. Lithographien, 3 Kupferstichen und 1 Tuschzeichnung. Folio. Hldr. d. Zt. (bestoßen, Rücken fehlt).

      Nissen ZBI 1525; Wood, S. 354.- Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772 - 1844) war französischer Zoologe, der zusammen mit Georges Cuvier (1769 - 1832) und Jean-Baptist Lamarck (1744 - 1829) maßgeblich die Entwicklung der Paläo-Biologie im 19. Jahrhundert beeinflusste.- The present work provides a lasting record of the scientific historians, who ere the principal architects, both theoretically and practically, of the systematic study of mammals in France.- Enthält schöne, altkolorierte Darstellungen von zahlreichen Affen, Bären, Hyänen, Raubkatzen, Seehunden, Antilope, Ziegen, Rehe u.a. Vorhandene Tafeln (laut Exemplar der 'Bibliothèque nationale de France'): 1, 3, 4, 7-10 und 12-60, sowie 'Mouflon de Corse' aus Band II, 'Ours de Norwège' aus Band III, 'Coati roux' aus Band IV (?), 'Magot mâle' aus Band V, desweiteren 3 Kupferstiche: 'A sea otter', 'Sea horses' und 'An opossum of Van Diemen's Land', 3 unkolorierte Lithographien: 'Belier de Barbarie', 'Le taureau de la Romagne' und 'L'Éléphant femelle' sowie die Tuschzeichnung bezeichnet mit 'Inia Boliviensis'.- Ohne Titel, Vorsatz und erste Tafel mit radiertem Stempel.- Tafeln jeweils unterhalb des gedruckten französischen Titels mit montiertem handschriftlichem lateinischen Titel.- Teils leicht braun- oder fingerfleckig, vereinzelt stärker.

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        Den hemmelige Skrivekonst eller: Chiffrer= og Dechiffrer=Konsten, isærdeleshed practiskt oplyst ved et nyt Transpositionschiffre, der formedelst dets utallige Afvexlinger, i Forening med den største Simpelhed og Lethed, kan gjøres aldeles uopløseligt, endog for den, som har opfundet det. Ledsaget af en Forerindring, en Indledning og et Tillæg. Med otte Kobbertavler og mange Tabeller. "Ei blot til Lyst." [i.e. The Secret Art of Writing, or: The Art of Ciphering and Deciphering...].

      Kjøvenhavn [Copenhagen], Brummers Forlag, 1819. 8vo. In the fragile and rare original engraved paper-binding with wear and bumping to capitals and corners, but overall fine. Spine a bit soiled and some minor ink-spotting to front board. Internally some occasional brownspotting, but overall nice and clean. Half-title, engraved title-page, (being pp. 1-4), XL pp. + pp. (5) - 294 + 1 leaf errata + 9 engraved plates (numbered I-IX, though the title-page states "eight engraved plates") + 5 folded tables (in all there are 7 tables that are numbered, namely A(a-c)-E, of which Ab+c,C,D,E are folded, Aa-B are in the text and are 3/4 and almost full-page respectively. Table D has a tear, no loss).Printed on good, heavy paper. Orig. koberstukket kartonnage, hvor ryggen dog er slidt. Hjørner stødte. Kobberstukket titelblad, XL,294, pp. + 1 blad errata + talrige foldetabeller og 9 kobberstukne foldeplancher. Trykt på skrivepapir, men her og der noget brunplettet.. The rare first printing of this highly important work of cryptography, which is the very first work to correctly describe Vigenèrs cipher. "Lindenfels, so far as I can ascertain, is the only writer who accurately presents both the tables and the directions of Vigenère." (Charles J. Mendelsohn, 1940). The present work also constitutes the first Danish cryptographical work."All European countries have a larger or smaller collection of crytographical works in their languages, whereas we in Denmark, as far as the author is aware, do not own a single letter thereof in the mother tongue. The author has therefore endeavoured, also in a scientific sense, not to be entirely unworthy in filling out this lacuna in the national literature. Both of these purposes unite in the "pium desiderum": to enable our young officials - in particular the military - to match also in this respect those of our neighbouring nations. It is necessary in times such as ours, not to lag behind foreigners, especially in these things, if we do not wish at all hours to succumb to them." (from the "Prereminder" - translated from Danish in Franksen). "In 1918, Charles J. Mendelsohn was made a captain in the Military Intelligence Division of the General Staff of the U.S. Army, in charge of decipherment of German codes. A classic scholar and faculty member of the history department in the College of the City of New York, he was launched by his experience into a lifelong study of historical ciphers and their originators. Among other things, this research resulted in two fundamental papers on Cardano and de Vigenère, respectively... With this background in mind we are hard put to find a more authoritative source on the history of the Vigenère cipher than the article by Mendelsohn. It is therefore noteworthy to read in Mendelsohn's abstract, that "In all the literature of cipher, I know of only one writer who has correctly described Vigenère's cipher, and that was well over one hundred years ago." In the body of the article Mendelsohn, referring to "I.B. Lindenfels, Den hemmelige Skrivekonst (Copenhagen, 1819)", expands on this remark... (see first quotation above). On this authority I have often relied on Lindenfels' work for factual information in past discussions. Yet, I have withheld his story which, lying dormant in the Danish Army Archives and some contemporary bibliographical accounts, is perhaps as fascinating as the topic he describes... Its title page was engraved, so Lindenfels proudly tells us, together with nine other illustrations by a young artist, H.C. Klingsey, employed as a map-maker by the Danish navy. It reveals that Lindenfels was a major of the artillery and a teacher of the Royal Pageans (cadets training for general staff and military engineering), at the Land Cadet Academy (infantry and horse), and at the Artillery Cadet Institute... In the "prereminder", Lindenfels assures the reader that he has done everything in his power to make the book as entertaining as possible. Simultaneously, however, he emphasizes that his choice of motto "Ei blot til lyst" (not only for pleasure) on the title-page, is made on purpose (see quotation from the Prereminder above)..." (Franksen, pp. 215-17).Lindenfels does not invent or introduce an entirely new cipher, he does, however, in the present work, introduce a new practice that is to replace the simple substitution cipher or traditional nomenclature, and in fact he becomes the first to describe the seminal Vigenère cipher correctly. The work is divided into three parts, namely Simple substitution ciphers and nomenclatures; the Vigenère cipher; and a Supplement, all of about the same length. The supplement not only describes the history of ciphers and codes but also covers sign languages, both of thieves and deaf and mutes. Being the first such work in the Danish language, of course it arose some curiosity and excitement. It is evident from the subscription list that Kind Fredrik VI himself purchased 10 copies alone. For curiosity it can be mentioned that Lindenfels here mentions "the newest galvanic and electric discoveries" and "the incredible bordering progress in physics and chemistry", referring to Ørsted and inferring how Ørsted gradually worked towards his discovery of electromagnetism in 1820, about a year after Lindenfels had published his work. For a long and thorough description of the work and of Lindenfels, see:Franksen, Mr. Babbage's Secret. The Tale of a Cypher - and APL. (IBM)

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        BIBLIA, das ist: die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments

      Lancaster, [Penn.]: Johann Bär., 1819. Engraved frontispiece [by Jason Henry], title, (2)pp., (5) subscriber's list for Bible orders in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey and New York, 100pp. history of the Old and New Testaments, 12pp. biography of Martin Luther and his wife Katharine von Boren, (2)pp., about reading the Scriptures by August Herman Frankens, (2)pp index, 738pp. old Testament, 26pp. book of Ezra. [New Testament] engraved frontispiece[by Jason Henry], title, 227pp., [1]pp. feast days, [1]-92pp. Register of names in the Bible. bound in a striking contemporary calf binding with a silhouette of Moses on the front board and a silhoette of Jesus on the rear board, both framed within a decorative gilt floral roll, spine gilt decorated, red morocco spine label gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, housed in an early full leather slipcase. John Wright, "Early Books in America", p. 39 notes that this was probably the first folio edition of the Bible in German printed in the United States. The Christoph Saur editions of 1743, 1763 and 1776 were quarto editions. This Bible is not found in Darlow and Moule. Johann Bär was the printer and John Henry was the engraver. [Shaw & Scoemaker, 47206; Bott & Tannhof, "German Printing", 2363. It is particularly significant that this was a major effort by German Pietists in America. August Hermann Francke (1663-1727) has a section on how to read the Holy Scriptures. Not only is the Bible complete but it contains the Apocrypha. While the questions of canonicity were recurrent issues among Protestants, the German consider them part of the religious tradition though not used for theological purposes.. Folio.

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        Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage From the Atlantic to the Pacific, ƒ Three volume set „ complete with North Georgia Gazette by E.dward Sabine

      Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Performed in the years 1819-20. In His Majesty's Ships HECLA AND GRIPER, Under the Orders of WILLIAM EDWARD PARRY, R.N., F.R.S. and Commander of the Expedition. With an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations. Published by the authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty". & Volume I: London, John Murray, 1821. First Edition. 20 plates including maps and engravings, xxix, 310pp., Appendices I-X ccxxvi (226pp.); North Georgia Gazette by Edward Sabine, 132pp..& Journal Of A Second Voyage For The Discovery of A North-West Passage From The Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1821-22-23, In His Majesty's Ships Fury and Helica, ƒ & Volume II: London, John Murray, 1824. First Edition. xxx, 1-571pp., plus errata at rear. 39 plates, folding maps and charts at rear; plates engraved from excellent drawings by George Lyon, commander of the Hecla; 5 ïEskimauxÍ charts, 4 naval charts, and 4 fold-out panoramic horizon views, also various tables, journals, and lunar observations, crew lists, Admiralty orders, etc.& Journal Of A Third Voyage For The Discovery of A North-West Passage. from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1824-25. In his MajestyÍs Ships Hecla and Furyƒ & Volume III: London, John Murray, 1826. First Edition. xxviii, Directions to the Binder, Errata. [1], 1-186pp. [1], Followed by Appendix I-XVII, 151pp.: Natural History by Lieutenant James Clark Ross"; Botanical Appendix by Professor Hooker; Notes on Geology Appendix by Professor Jameson; [2], Appendix to Captain Parry's Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Performed in His Majesty's Ships FURY AND HECLA in the years 1821-22-23. Published by the authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty" (1825) 432pp. All containing 8 full-page engraved plates, 3 full-page engraved maps, 1 fold-out map, 1 fold-out panorama, numerous full-page and fold-out charts.

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        C. Crispi Sallustii Catilinaria et Jugurthina Bella

      Paris: Didot, Firmin, 1819. Folio. (vii), 217pp. Printed with great clarity and precision, this is an impressive large-format edition of Sallust's "Catiline" and "Jugurtha," the earliest historical monographs. Includes extant fragments of his other works and an index. Firmin Didot was the younger son of Didot l'Ainé, who revolutionized type design in the eighteenth century. His international reputation was such that Benjamin Franklin sent his grandson to learn printing from Didot, and the boy engraved his first punch under the tutelage of the young Firmin. Firmin Didot himself, influenced by the strong contrast between thick and thin lines of his father's matrices, cut the famous types used by Didot in the early nineteenth century. He was also a Latin scholar and translator. Light foxing and occasional toning to pp. 200-217, else fine in early dark-blue paper boards, carefully re-backed in cloth, with original spine laid-down. Lower corners bumped. Gilt rolls and red leather lettering piece on spine, which show slight chipping.

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        A Geological Map of England & Wales

      Hand-colored engraved map, in six separate linen-backed sections (and, in turn, each section consisting of six panels). Each section (approximately 655 x 815 mm.) as issued with the orig. engraved label "contents" key on front, all preserved in the orig. marbled-paper slip-case with the orig. printed label (slip-case a little worn). London: 1819 [but actually 1820]. First edition of this very rare large-scale geological map, in many ways superior to William Smith's great work which had appeared several years earlier. Greenough (1778-1855), who studied law, showed an early interest in science, particularly geology, which lasted all his life. He was a founder and first president of the Geological Society of London. In 1812, the council of the Geological Society "requested him to prepare a geological map of England and Wales...which task he undertook with the assistance of other members, although aware that William Smith was already preparing such a map for publication. The completed map was published on 1 May 1820, five years after Smith's map. Greenough's map was on a slightly smaller scale than Smith's and had much more topographic detail, with hachuring to indicate valleys and escarpments. There was also more geological detail, and the Cretaceous and Upper Jurassic rocks in particular were more accurately delineated. More outcrops of granite and trap were shown, and an interesting feature was the attempt to show the distribution of diluvium, or drift...A revised edition of the map was issued by the Geological Society in 1840 and a third edition in 1865 ten years after Greenough's death."-D.S.B., V, pp. 518-19. Fine copy. The first edition of this map is very rare; later editions turn up from time to time. As usual, without the Memoirs of a Geological Map of England (1820). ❧ Zittel, pp. 112-"The topographical groundwork and technical workmanship of Greenough's map were particularly good...for a long time this map was the best that existed." .

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        THE SPECTATOR. Printed in 1819. Leather set. Complete in 8 volumes

      London: J. Bumus, et al..., 1819. A New Edition, With Notes and an Index. First Edition Thus. To which are prefixed the lives of the authors. A New Edition With Notes and an Index. Bound in full leather bindings. Gilded spines. Leather labels. Gilded framing to covers. Engraved frontis printed on thick quality paper. 8 5/8 inches tall. 10 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD condition. The leather is very supple and fresh. The hinges are all strongly attached, held firmly by the underlying cords. The leather is very fresh and supple, and polished. Small chip at head of volume eight, as shown. Printed on quality paper. Some foxing early. An armorial bookplate depicting a gruesome tusked boar head, with 9 polka dots. This is an impressive collection of The Spectator, bound in full leather bindings. The Spectator was an important literary magazine from the 1700's, and an important addition to any antiquarian collection. According to Dibdin, not to possess the works of Addison is a misdemeanor. The Spectator 'set out not only to entertain and inform, but also to edify and instruct morally and aesthetically'. Addison and Steele's stated goal was to 'enliven Morality with Wit, and to temper Wit with Morality.' The daily issues of The Spectator became a huge success, with essays commenting on the sublime, the social, and the political. It became a major venue for the spread of Enlightenment ideas, and was one of the first publications to appeal directly to a female readership. Number 40 of the Grolier 100. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries.

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        (Early Pittsburgh imprint) The Family Receipt Book, Containing Eight Hundred Valuable Receipts in various branches of domestic economy; selected from the works of the most approved writers, ancient and modern, and from the attested communications of scientific friends, Second American Edition

      Pittsburgh: Randolph Barnes, Third Street. 1819. Hardcover. Very Good. First Pittsburgh edition, 1819; the first American edition was published in 1810 and the first UK edition likely 1799. 8vo, full original tree calf, black spine label and double horizontal gilt rules to spine, xxxii, 408 pp. Very good crisp copy, light foxing within. Besides agriculture, food and domestic economy, of interest are chapters on fishing and angling, a short chapter on book preservation techniques including a "method of cleaning dirty prints or books," a chapter on brewing and the management of malt liquors, clothing, distilling, dyeing, farriery, painting and color science, perfumes, cosmetics, wine making and wines, and other lost arts. Very RARE especially in the Pittsburgh edition.

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        Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Author of The Sylva. In two volumes

      London - Henry Colburn, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rich wealth of information about the goings-on of the seventeenth century, from the perspective of a gardener and diarist. Second Edition. The whole now published from the first MSS. 'Comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters. To which is subjoined, the private correspondence between King Charles I. and his secretary of state, Sir Edward Nicholas, whilst His Majesty was in Scotland, 1641, and at other times during the Civil War; also between Sir Edward Hyde, afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne, ambassador to the court of France, in the time of Kind Charles I. and the usurpation'. With frontispieces to both volumes, one portrait of John Evelyn and one of his wife Mary, and ten further plates collated complete. Including a double page spread pedigree chart of the Evelyn family, two engravings showing interior and exterior of 'Wotton Church, Surry', engraving depicting a view of the burial place of the Evelyn family, double page spread engraving of Wotton in Surry, the seat of John Evelyn, an engraved portrait of Meliora Retinete, double page spread map of Deptford, 1623 from an original pen and ink sketch by John Evelyn, a sketch of John Evelyn's house, portrait of Sir Edward Nicholas, secretary of King Charles I and II, and a portrait of Sir Richard Browne, ambassador for King Charles I and II to the court of France. Complete in two volumes. John Evelyn (31 October 1620 27 February 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. Evelyn's diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time (he witnessed the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the last Great Plague of London, and the Great Fire of London in 1666). Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally very good, just a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and intermittently clean, some instances of light foxing, usually marginal, heavier to titles and frontispieces. The odd dust mark. Title page of volume I has been rebacked. Large closed tear to page 309 of volume II. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq F. R. S

      London - Henry Colburn, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A detailed edition of the life and memoirs of diarist John Evelyn. Second edition. 'Comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters. To which is subjoined, the private correspondence between King Charles I. and his secretary of state, Sir Edward Nicholas, whilst His Majesty was in Scotland, 1641, and at other times during the Civil War; also between Sir Edward Hyde, afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne, ambassador to the court of France, in the time of Kind Charles I. and the usurpation'. With frontispieces to both volumes, one portrait of John Evelyn and one of his wife Mary, and tenother plates (collated complete). John Evelyn (31 October 1620 27 February 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. Evelyn's diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time (he witnessed the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the last Great Plague of London, and the Great Fire of London in 1666). Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, though a little rubbed, and with some wear to the spines. Rear joint of volume I cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Two hinges strained. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting and off-settingthroughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States in the years 1813-15

      New York: Kirk and Mercein, 1819. Boards. Very Good. NOAH, Mordecai Manuel. Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States in the years 1813-15. New York: Kirk and Mercein, 1819. Illustrated with portrait of the author and 4 etched plates of views. Original boards, rebacked. Pages uncut. Foxed, otherwise Very Good Condition. & & Noah’s writings - political, religious, and secular - appeared widely during his day in both essay and pamphlet form; however, Travels was his only full-length book. His colorful details of England, France, and Spain were described on his voyage to assume the position as U.S. Consul to Tunis—the first overseas diplomatic assignment by an American Jew. Descriptions of daily life and social customs of the Muslims and Jews comprise a valuable window into the intrigues of that historical time. Noah received a letter of recall by Secretary of State James Monroe (under Madison) from his position as Consul and was legitimately outraged by the accusations that his religion had inappropriately influenced his decision making. The book includes Monroe’s letter of recall and gives Noah the opportunity to explain why as a member of the Hebrew race he considered himself a proper asset to a country populated by 60,000 other Jews.

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        The Plays of Shakespeare. Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, and Isaac Reed

      London: Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1819., 1819. 2 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary full straight grain tan calf gilt titles and gilt to spines, gilt rule with blind border to boards; marbled end papers; tinted edges. Early professional paper repair to the margin of a couple of pages, no loss; very light and extremely occasional foxing; corners bumped. A superb set in a fine Georgian binding.

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        RACCOLTA DE? COSTUMI DI ROMA E SUOI CONTORNI. Primi pensieri, da lui inventati ed incisi nell?anno 1815, e pubblicati ora per la prima volta da Angiolo Bonelli. Dedicati al Cavaliere Alessio Francesco Artaud.

      Album oblungo (mm. 284 x 410), mz pergam. coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, contenente un foglio di frontespizio e una bellissima raccolta di 50 tavole numer., create ed incise all?acquaforte dal grande artista Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781-1835), che rappresentano scene della vita del popolo di Roma e dintorni. Vi figurano: arti e mestieri (il venditore d?insalate, l?acquavitaro, lo scoparo, il tripparolo, il carnacciaro, gli spazzacamini, il capraro, i barocciari, il buttaro, ecc.), vari tipi di giochi, differenti categorie sociali, costumi e non solo romani (di Frascati, Ciociaria, Tivoli, Albano, Cerbara e due del Regno di Napoli). Cfr. Colas,2380 - Lipperheide,1265 - Cicognara,1761 definisce il Pinelli ?disegnatore grandissimo e tremendo incisore?. Con lievi fiorit. o tracce d?uso per lo più margin., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Elementa Juris Criminalis. 5 Vols

      1819. Renazzi, Philippi M. (Filippo Maria) [1742-1808]. Elementa Juris Criminalis. Rome: Ex Typographia Pii Cipicchia, 1819-1821. Seventh edition. Four books. [Bound with]. Renazzi, Philippi M. Judiciorum Criminalium Diatriba. Rome: Ex Typographia Pii Cipicchia, 1821. Third edition. 64 pp. [And] Renazzi, Philippi M. De Sortilegio et Magia. Rome: Ex Typographia Pii Cipicchia, 1821. Fifth edition. 48 pp. Three works in five books. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt ornaments and red and black lettering pieces to spines, speckled edges, ribbon markers. Light rubbing to extremities, some corners bumped and lightly worn, dampstain to rear board of Book 5. Small woodcut image of Lady Justice to all seven title pages. Light toning, heavier toning and light foxing in some places, dampstaining to a few leaves. An attractive copy of a scarce title. * Seventh edition. Renazzi was a conservative Roman jurist who is best known for his writings against Rousseau's Du Contrat Social. First published in 1786, his four-part Elementa Juris Criminalis (1786) was an influential work in the Italian states that went though several editions and issues into the nineteenth century. It has four parts: De Delictis Generatim, De Poenis Generatim, De Judiciis Criminalibus and De Delictis et Poenis Speciatim. The other two works develop themes in his larger work. Judiciorum Criminalium Diatriba, a brief treatise on criminal procedure, was first published in 1777; De Sortilegio et Magia, an essay on magic and witchcraft, in 1792. All are scarce in North American law schools. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Journal of a Route across India, through Egypt, to England in the latter end of the year 1817, and the beginning of 1818

      London: John Murray, 1819. Small format errata leaf tipped in. Coloured aquatint frontispiece and 11 plates (8 hand-coloured), 1 large folding engraved map with touches of hand colouring, 6 plans and maps (2 with touches of hand-colouring), errata slip tipped-in, lacking half-title. Contemporary diced calf, the flat spine divided into six compartments, green morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, spine chipped at head and foot, joints slightly split. First edition of this fascinating account of an overland journey from India to England, written by the eldest son of King William IV. The author was the "eldest of the numerous children" (DNB) of King William IV and Mrs. Jordan (1762 ?-1816). He served in Spain and France during the Napoleonic War before being sent to India where he was appointed "aide-de- camp to the Marquis of Hastings, governor-general and commander-in-chief, in which capacity he made the campaigns of 1816-17 against the Mahrattas. When peace was arranged with the Maharajah Scindiah [sic.] the event was considered of sufficient importance to send the despatches in duplicate, and Fitzclarence was entrusted with the duplicates sent by overland route. He started from the western frontier of Bundelkund, the furthest point reached by the grand army, 7 Dec. 1817, and travelling through districts infested by the Pindarrees, witnessed the defeat of the latter by General Doveton at Jubbulpore, reached Bombay, and quitted it in the ... cruiser Mercury for Kosseir 7 Feb. 1818, crossed the desert, explored the pyramids with [Sir Henry] Salt and [Giovanni Battista] Belzoni, descended the Nile, and reached London, via Alexandria and Malta, 16 June 1818. He subsequently published an account of his travels, [the present work, which exhibited much observation and containing some curious plates of Indian military costumes of the day from sketches by the author." (DNB). In addition to his military career, the author served as a privy councillor, a fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Royal Geographical, Antiquarian, Astronomical, and Geological societies of London. He was also a founder member of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1824, was elected a member of the council in March 1825, was for many years vice-president, and was chosen president the year before his death. Abbey Travel 519; Tooley 222.

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        A Nineteenth Century, and Familiar History of the Lives, Loves and Misfortunes, of Abeillard and Heloisa, a Matchless Pair, Who Flourished in the Twelfth Century: A Poem in Twelve Cantos

      London: J. Bumpus, 1819. xvii, [1], 348pp, colour aquatint plates. Full later morocco by Root and Son, raised double bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to third, date to foot, remaining panels with central fleuron, covers with central panel made up of four tudor roses and curved lines, inside a divided rectangular panel surrounded by fleurons and bordered by a double fillet, gilt roll to edges, tudor roses to inner dentelles, t.e.g., with marbled endpapers. Rubbed to extremities, spine slightly faded, light scoring to foot of upper cover. Internally very lightly browned, with very occasional light spotting, but generally clean and fairly bright. Previous owners ink stamp to front pastedown with name in ink beneath. Complete with ten coloured aquatint plates after Thurston, on salmon coloured paper. Abbey 314. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good. Illus. by Landseer, Tho. et al. 8vo.

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        Don Juan

      Lord George Gordon Byron, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of the first two cantos of Byron'ssatiric poem Don Juan. Bookplate of Sum Caroli Whibley to front pastedown. Don Juan is a satiric poem by Lord Byron, based on the legend of Don Juan, which Byron reverses, portraying Juan not as a womanizer but as someone easily seduced by women. It is a variation on the epic form. Byron himself called it an Epic Satire (Don Juan, c. xiv, st. 99). Modern critics generally consider it Byron's masterpiece, with a total of more than 16,000 lines of verse. Byron completed 16 cantos, leaving an unfinished 17th canto before his death in 1824. Byron claimed he had no ideas in his mind as to what would happen in subsequent cantos as he wrote his work. Condition: In a quarter-morocco binding. Externally sound, though rubbed, with some marks to the boards. Joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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      Richmond, VA: Franklin Press, William W. Gray, Printer, 1819. First American Edition, from the London Edition of 1629. Full Leather. Octavo. [1-14], 247, of which 77-78 are blank; xi, 282; complete with 2 folding maps, 1 folding plate, 2 frontispieces (scarce thus); folding maps and plate have been archivally strengthened at some of the folds--one has a some loss that has been filled in in tasteful facsimile; volumes are full bound in contemporary marbled sheep with simple double fillet compartments to the spine and red morocco title labels; discreet patch to the head of Volume I; early owner signature on the front free endpaper along with more modern ink notes (some scant and scattered marginalia in the same hand throughout); toning to the contents. It goes without saying that Smith was a seminal figure in the colonization of North America. His account of his travels was integral in helping to encourage others to make the transatlantic trek. Despite some notable exaggerations in his writing, his reporting of the possibilities of successful colonization of the New World was surprisingly evenhanded in comparison with his contemporaries who quite normally asserted that gold was in abundance. He was realistic about the dangers but optimistic about the possibilities as well. A nice copy of a scarce edition. (Sabin 82852; Shaw & Shoemaker 49438; SWEM 17083). near Very Good binding.

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        Histoire de France, pendant le dix-huitième siècle

      Paris, Treuttel et Würtz, 1819-1826. 14 parts in 14. 8vo. Frontispiece (portrait of the author), 6,136 pp. 7 other frontispieces, 204 portraits, (4 hand-coloured), 69 original letters of which many large, folded, 6 letters in facsimile, 12 signed printed documents, 13 original printed billets, 67 other engraved plates of which 13 tinted and two large, folded and hand-coloured. Uniform original red half morocco over red grained boards. Rich gilt spines.* A unique set of this rare work as it contains many additional original letters, autographs and portraits of kings, dukes, marquises, scientists, revolutionaries and other major figures of 18th century France, including autographed or signed letters by Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Napoléon Bonaparte, and portraits of people who had a great influence on French history and politics, such as Charlemagne, Voltaire, Corneille, Jean Baptiste Colbert (d. 1683), James Cook, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, etc., etc. Hand-coloured plates are included of the Duc d'Enghien, Marie Therese, and Louis XVIII. Also included is a hand-coloured plate of the first flight with a helium balloon by Charles and Robert (1783). This is the major work of the French historian Jean Charles Dominique De Lacretelle (1766-1855), also known as "Lecretelle le jeune". The first volume is titled "quatrième edition" but it can be said that all early editions are rare. In part VII, many illustrations depict events leading to and being part of the French Revolution. The portraits and some of the engravings of revolutionary events date from later, 19th century publications. Of many the source is unknown. This work was first, partly, published as "Précis historique de la révolution" in six parts (Brunet 23941). Separately, the author wrote a "Histoire de France pendant le xviiie siècle", also in six parts (Brunet 23882), which was followed by this, apparently expanded and corrected combined edition in 14 parts, which is not mentioned by Brunet. Uncut. Two 40 pp. Treuttel & Würtz catalogues and some smaller catalogues bound in the rear of several volumes. The Table des sommaires de ce volume of volume VII bound in the rear of volume VIII. Slight rubbing to the boards, some scattered foxing, some manuscript letters a bit soiled, but overall a clean and really attractive set. The "naked" version of this work is rare, this "dressed" copy is downright unique. Brunet III , p 731.

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        Reis rondom de wereld, in de jaren 1803 tot 1807. III de en IV de deel. (volume III and IV)

      Amsterdam: J.C. van Kesteren, 1819. Reis van Kamtschatka naar het eiland St. Paul, Unalaska, Kodiak, Sitcha, Nieuw-Albion, Kamtschatka, Ochotz en, door Siberie, naar Petersburg. iv, 319pp. ( with 2 clean plates: ) ; vi, 303pp. ( with 2 clean plates - 1 plate is missing !!). Halfcalf over marbled boards (edges somewhat bumped and shaved). Spines gilt on red title-labels. Volume 3: Front endpapers with traces of inscription and some smaller spots. CONTENTS: clean ( almost no foxing or stain - only slight waving due to paper quality ). FOLDING PLATES: Gezigt van het etablissement te Norfolk der R.A. Compagnie in Norfolk-Sound of Sitcha - Een dans der indianen in het zendelings-district van St. José in Nieuw Californien - Gezigt van St. Peter en Paul te Kamtschatka - Gezigt van een gedeelte der rivier Aldan tusschen Oschotsk en Jakutsk. First Dutch edition. - These two volumes contain an account by Langsdorff (1774-1852), physician and naturalist, of the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe under the command of Von Kruzenstern, AFTER Langsdorff's separation from it in Kamchatka in 1805 and his return to Petersburg (1808). NOTE: These volumes are VERY SCARCE : According to Bibl. Russica, L 263, two volumes were published in Amsterdam in 1819, and Borba de Moraes I, p. 457 mentions this Dutch edition, but they are unknown to other bibliographies. ** The first 2 volumes published 1813 include descriptions of Brazil, the Marquesas and Japan. ** Select the HIGHEST shipping rate shown in your order: extra TRACKING & INSURANCE ! . Halfcalf. GOOD. 21.5x12.5.

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        De l'auscultation médiate ou traité du diagnostic des maladies du poumon et du coeur, fondé principalement sur ce nouveau moyen d'exploration

      Paris: Brosson & Chaudé, 1819 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. xlviii, 456, [8] pp; xvi, 472 pp., 4 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf with spine gilt, decor. and red and green label (vol. 2 with small defect at top spine). Some occasional light foxing; very fine copies in beautiful binding. ---- PMM 280; Dibner 129; Norman 1253; Heirs of Hippocrates 1364; Garrison-Morton 2673; Osler 1318; Wellcome III, p. 429 - FIRST EDITION, first state, with the second leaf of the dedication (a*2) uncancelled. A LANDMARK WORK IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASES OF THE LUNGS AND HEART, ANNOUNCING THE INVENTION OF THE STETHOSCOPE. As head physican at the Necker Hospital in Paris, Laennec's investigations of emphysema, tuberculosis, and other chest diseases inspired him to improvise a technological innovation that would revolutionize physical diagnosis. Although auscultation had been known since the days of Hippocrates, and diagnostic percussion of the chest had most recently been advocated by Auenbruegger, these methods were often inconvenient and were subject to frequent misinterpretation. Experimentation with a rolled paper cylinder led Laennec to invent a more reliable diagnostic instrument, a foot-long tube of cedar wood, which amplified the sounds of his patients' hearts and lungs. Even more impressive than his invention of this brilliantly simple instrument, however, were the uses Laennec made of it: through methodical observation he taught himself the significance of the various sounds produced by the movements of the heart and lungs and drew up a clear and detailed classification system correlating..

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        Plans raisonnés de toutes les espèces de Jardins

      Paris [1819]-1820: Lebégue for the author, Vilquin, Treuttel, [et al.] Folio (425 x 290 mm). [1] leaf, 56 pp., [1] leaf (errata). 57 plates of lithographed garden plans and views, most by C. Motte, one by Bermard, after drawings by the author, the plates letter-keyed to text, 56 plates with contemporary ms. numbering corresponding to the text descriptions (the plate containing six views of the "Jardin Parcs ou Carrières" unnumbered). Contemporary morocco-backed boards, spine gilt lettered (joints and extremities a bit scuffed). Provenance: H. Hottinguer, printed book label; a few neat pencil notes identifying a few of the gardens and giving their total square area in arpents (as given in the descriptive text). First edition of a highly influential book of garden design. Thouin came from a family of botanists and gardeners: his father and brother André (to whom the work is dedicated) successively held the post of chief gardener at the Jardin du Roi (the present Jardin des Plantes). In this work Thouin proposed a system of classification of gardens by type and by design. His four typological categories are vegetable gardens, fruit gardens or orchards, botanical or pharmaceutical gardens, and pleasure gardens; the latter in turn he classifies by the characteristics of their design, designating three broad categories: symmetrical gardens, whose design requires a "compass and rule"; irregular, asymmetric "Chinese" or "English" gardens, whose sole governing principles are the imagination of their creators and the means of their owners; and "landscape" gardens, designed in imitation of nature, with a minimum of overt artifice. These categories are in turn subdivided: Thouin sets forth his methodical classification system in the preface, and illustrates it with a table (p. 7). The rest of the work is devoted to concrete descriptions and illustrations of garden designs for every imaginable type of garden. These include a few actual gardens, some executed by Thouin himself, including the Palace Garden of the Tuileries, the public gardens flanking the Champs d'Elysée, Versailles, and an enlargement of the Jardin des Plantes. Other designs show a romantic Chinese garden, a fanciful English garden, the Jardin du Roi, and numerous country and pleasure gardens. The fashionable "jardin anglais" clearly dominates: Thouin's work of codification in fact established a systematized English garden, based on a network of curved paths, as the "official" style for public parks in France (used, for example, in the Bois de Boulogne and the Parc Buttes-Chaumont, designed by Hausmann). Most of the fine lithographs consist of bird's-eye view plans surrounded by small vignettes showing details of garden buildings and other structures (bridges, etc.). One of the most striking plates (51) portrays a fantastical scheme of concentric curving paths in mountainous terrain designed for en experimental farm in an unidentified European tropical colony; on the following plate are shown the proposed buildings and views of the farm. The last four lithographs are devoted uniquely to gardening structures. To render the work accessible to readers of more modest means, as Thouin explains in his preface, it was issued in parts, beginning in August 1819. Copies of this first edition appear to be variously dated either 1819 or 1820. The lithographs were issued uncolored, reflecting the practical nature of the work; it was not until 1828 that a different publisher (Mme. Huzard) decided to capitalize on the decorative value of the plates by issuing an edition (the third) with the lithographs hand-colored. A fine copy, with wide margins, in its original quarter morocco binding. Cleveland Collections 838; cf. Brunet V, 842-3 (1828 edition); cf. Berlin Katalog 3483 (third edition)..

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        Tracts on Medical Jurisprudence. Including Farr's Elements of Medical Jurisprudence [and three other works], A Digest of the Law Relating to Insanity and Nuisance . . . To Which Is Added . . . Erskine's Speech for James Hadfield [etc.]. Cohen 8761

      Only edition of Cooper's pioneering work, the first on forensic medicine published in this country, reprinting several important English and continental works (Farr, Dease, Male and Haslam) and adding his own notes and a digest of insanity law. Contemporary tree calf, rubbed, rebacked with contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, considerable foxing and browning; a usable copy. Published by James Webster, No. 24, South Eighth Street [etc.], Philadelphia, 1819.

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        Biblia, das ist: die ganze Heilige Schrift, Alten und Neuen Testaments

      Gedruckt und im Verlage bey Johann Bar Lancaster, [Penn.]: Gedruckt und im Verlage bey Johann Bar. 1819. First American folio edition. Illustrated with 2 engraved frontispiece plates by John Henry. Full contemporary leather over wood boards, six raised bands. An ex-library copy with small spine label, bookplate, and number stamp, else no other markings. Both boards are detached, the clasps lack the original leather straps, else a very good clean copy. A beautifully printed early German-American edition of the complete Luther Bible, with an introduction by the German Pietist August Francke. .

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments. Nach der Deutschen Uebersetzung von doctor Martin Luther. Mit lehrreichen Vorreden, und vielen nützlichen und seltenen Registern versehen. Nebst dem dritten Buch der Maccabäer, und Zugabe des dritten and vierten Buchs Esra. Imgleichen: Eine kurz gefasste Biblische Geschichte und Lebenbeschreibung Doctor Martin Luthers

      Johann Bar Lancaster (Penn.): Johann Bär, 1819. First edition. Hardcover. fair. Folio. [10], 738, 227, [1], 92pp. Original full calf over wooden boards. Bevelled edges. Raised bands. Remnants of clasps present. Book complete with its list of subscribers from various States of the Union. This remarkable work is the first folio German Bible printed in America. Indeed, Bär's Biblia was the largest German-language Bible hand-printed in the United States. The other German-American Bibles were all smaller, quarto Bibles printed by the Saur family in Germantown, near Philadelphia, (1743, 1763, and 1776), by Gottlob Jungmann in Reading (1805), and by Friedrich Goeb in Somerset (1813). Binding heavily rubbed along edges. Front board detached but present. Previous owner's inscription, dated 1823 on inside of front cover. Lacking the two engraved frontispieces. Sporadic damp-staining along upper part of pages throughout. Some foxing and/or browning throughout. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall poor, interior in fair condition.

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        Letters written during a ten Year's Residence at the Court of Tripoli, published from the Originals in the Possession of the Family of the Late Richard Tully...Comprising Authentic Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Reigning Bashew, his Family, and other Persons of Distinction; also an Account of the Domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks. Third Edition. 2 vols.

      London, Henry Colburn, 1819. 8vo. Uncut in 2 orig. boards, orig. printed titlelabels on backs. Some tears to the rather fragile backs. XVI,375;(4),396 pp., 1 folded engraved map and 7 hand coloured aquatint-plates. Offsetting from a few plates, otherwise clean.. Abbey No 301. Lowndes p. 2718 as well as Tooley (No 493) attributes the work to Richard Tully. The first edition issued in 4to in 1816 in 1 volume having only 5 plates. 2 more plates were done for the second edition in 8vo from 1817. The third edition comprising these additional plates

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        Oeuvres... nouvelle edition contenant l'eloge de montesquieu par m. villemain, les notes d'helvetius, de condorcet, et le commentaire sur l'esprit des lois. a paris, chez e.a. lequien, 1819.

      Otto volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Ritratto dell'autore inciso in rame all'antiporta del primo volume. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Bell'esemplare, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Copia appartenuta a Gustave d'Eichenthal, scrittore e pubblicista francese (Nancy 1804 - Paris 1886) con suo ex-libris applicato alle carte di guardia di ciascun volume. Cfr. Quérard VI, 245; Cioranescu, 46076.

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        Le Buffon des demoiselles, contenant l'histoire g?n?rale des oiseaux et l'histoire naturelle des quadrup?des des quatre parties du monde. Ouvrage r?dig? d'apr?s l'Histoire Naturelle de Buffon, o? l'on a conserv? les morceaux les plus brillans de ce grand ?crivain: augment? d'un grand nombre d'Anecdotes curieuses et instructives, recueillies dans les voyages les plus estim?s ; suivi d'un trait? sur l'art d'empailler les oiseaux. Orn? du portrait de Buffon. Et de 140 planches en taille - douce.

      Paris, chez Chevalier, 1819. Tomi I e IV (il primo e l'ultimo). In 8vo, pp. 164, mm. tavv. incise in rame in b/n, f. t. e pi? volte rip. (numerate dalla 3, in antip., alla 32, disposte in ordine sparso); pp. 252, m. tavv. incise in rame in b/n, f. t. e pi? volte rip. (numerate dalla 42, in antip., alla 62, disposte in ordine sparso), (le tavv. sono in tutto 63 nei due volumi), leg. orig. in pelle di vitello marrone, piatti con dentelle in oro, dorso con titolo e decorazioni in oro, contropiatti in carta marmorizzata. Il primo volumetto ha il dorso per lo pi? staccato e in entrambi i volumetti esso presenta sciupature d'uso, ai piatti le tracce d'uso sono pi? leggere. L'interno dei volumi ? per? sano e le condizioni sono buone. Belle le tavole.

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        Viaggio Antiquario ne contorni di Roma.

      2 vols. (Il Viaggio a Veji, Fidene, Tivoli, Alba Fucense, Subiaco, Gabii, Collazia, Labico, e Preneste. Il Viaggio a Frascati, Tusculo, Algido, Grottaferrata, Alla Valle Ferentina, Al Lago Albano, Ad Alba, Aricia, Nemi, Lanuvio, Cora, Anzio, Lavinio, Ardea, Ostia, Laurento, e Porto. Roma: Presso Vincenzo Poggioli Stampatore Cannerale 1819. With 42 plates, plans and maps. 312 + 334 pp. Contp. (?) paperbinding with coloured leatherlabels. Name on flyleaf.. Graesse 4, 664

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        Il botanico coltivatore.opera [..] recata in italiano dall'ab. girolamo romano. vol. i [- xii]. in padova, dalla tipografia e fonderia della minerva, [1819-20].

      12 volumi in-8° (cm. 22), brossure officinali a stampa (lievi segni d'usura e strappetti ai dorsi); internamente in ottimo stato, carta fresca, in barbe; 1 tavola d'ill. in rame f.t. e 1 tabella ripiegata f.t. entrambe al secondo tomo. Prima edizione italiana dell'opera apparsa a Parigi nel 1802 e ampliata nel 1811, sulla quale venne eseguita questa fedelissima traduzione. Vengono descritte 8.700 piante straniere (naturalizzate) e indigene (italiane, austriache e francesi). "Questo e' uno dei migliori libri sull'enunciato argomento" [Re II, 223 sull'ed. francese]. Cfr. Niccoli 68; Pritzel 2479. Bell'es..

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