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        The Kilmarnock Mirror and Literary Gleaner

      Scotland - Kilmarnock Press 1819 - 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's Raggit Wean pasted to the front pastedown. The Drunkard'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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution of the United States; And the Constitutions of the several States composing the Union, viz. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,

      Washington City, 1819. Printed and published by Gales and Seaton. (3), 360 pp. 8:o. Contemporary full speckled calf with red leather titlelabel, slightly worn. Somewhat foxed. Top of spine with 4 tiny and 2 larger holes after the bookworm, otherwise, a copy in excellent condition. Signed by ?L.F. Ehinger? & ?Oskar Rosman? and with the bookplate of ?Holger Rosman?.. . Signed by previous owner. Full Calf. Good/No Jacket. 8:o.

      [Bookseller: Thulin & Ohlson Antiqbookseller since 19]
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        The Works of Laurence Sterne

      London: Sharpe & Son, 1819.. Octavo, 4 volumes. Full leather, elaborate tooling to the spine and front panel. Marbled endpapers. In near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Evangelical Expositor; or, A Commentary on the Holy Bible, wherein the sacred text of the Old and New Testaments is inserted at large, the scene explained, and the more difficult passages elucidated; with practical observations for the use of Families and Private Christians of every denomination. Embellished with elegant engravings.

      Khull, Blackie, & Co. [c1819], Glasgow - No date [c1819]. Two large folio volumes. Complete. Page dimensions: 451 x 251mm (16 5/16" x 9 15/16"). Elaborate late 20th century craft bookbinding. Half-leather binding, with original lettering pieces and later gilt titling on spine. Boards covered in maroon cloth decorated with gilt dots. Colourful dyed endpapers. Extra engraved title page trimmed heavily at margins and laid down on a new leaf, also colourfully dyed. Inner margins of title leaves reinforced with coloured paper. Volume One: [ii], 726 pages + extra engraved title leaf (cropped and laid down) + 1 map + several engravings. Volume Two: [ii], iv, (5)-672 pages + several engravings. Moderate foxing. Chip to blank margin of one engraving. Thomas Haweis (1734-1820) was the rector of Aldwinkle, Northhamptonshire, and one of the founders of the London Missionary Society. His commentary on the Bible was first published in 1765. This edition on offer is from circa 1819. Provenance: 19th century slip of paper tipped in at rear of Volume Two (presumably clipped from an endpaper of the earlier binding): "Thom. Lockhart / 41 Lower Bridge St/ Stirling / Scotland". ; Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History Of The Royal Residences Of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, And Frogmore

      London: Printed For A.Dry., L.Harrison, Printer, 1819., 1819. 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., ii, [1 leaf], 188, [1 leaf], 21; 3 p.l., 88, [1 leaf], 28, [1 leaf], 88; 3 p.l., 80, [1 leaf], 92, 16. 100 hand-coloured aquatint plates. 1 wood-engraved vignette. text watermarked 1811-17, plates 1816. contemporary straight-grained maroon morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt & blind, gilt backs, all edges gilt (Vol. III front joint expertly repaired, corners bumped). First Edition. A fine copy of this sumptuous work, written by Pyne and illustrated with one hundred richly hand-coloured views of royal residences, engraved by T.Sutherland, W.J.Bennett, R.Reeve, D.Havell, & J.Bailey, after drawings by C.Wild, J.Stephanoff, R.Cattermole, W.Westall, & G.Samuel. There are several exterior views but the majority of the plates show the elegant decoration and furnishing of the interiors. The description and twenty-four plates of Carlton House, London home of the Prince Regent (later George IV) are of particular interest, as the structure was demolished in 1826. At the end of the third volume is a list of portraits in the royal collections described in the text. Although the work was successful, it involved Pyne in serious financial difficulties, and he was more than once confined for debt in the King's Bench Prison. Abbey, Scenery, 396. Martin Hardie pp. 91, 304. Prideaux pp. 142-43, 348. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England From 1790 to 1914, 42. Tooley 389.. F. Hardcover.

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        The History of the Royal Residences

      London, A. Dry,, 1819. of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore. 3 volumes, folio. Early Victorian black full morocco, with gilt titles, gilt decoration and raised bands on spine, elaborate gilt borders to boards, gilt and blind-tooled inner dentelles, brown endpapers, all edges gilt. Text watermarked 1817 - 1819. With 100 fine handcoloured aquatint plates by Sutherland, Bennett, Reeve, Baily and Havell after Samuel, Stephanoff, Cattermolle, Wild and Westall. Bookplates to front pastedowns. A few text plates with some minor browning to margins, else a fine clean copy. Spines and edges slightly rubbed, else fine. A very nice large copy with exemplary handcolouring. First Edition of the finest contemporary record of the royal residences in a splendid series of aquatints. Ours is a large copy measuring 13.5 x 10.75 inches (Abbey's copy was uncut and measured 14 x 11.5 inches) and boasts particularly splendid handcolouring: both exterior and interior views are rendered with a richness, delicacy and attention to detail not usually associated with Royal Residences.

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        The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House and Frogmore

      London: printed for A. Dry, 1819 [plates watermarked 1816-1818]. 3 volumes, large quarto. (13 5/8 x 11 1/4 inches). Seven section titles. 100 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, W.J. Bennett, R. Reeve, and D. Havell after J. Stephanoff, C. Wild, R. Cattermole, W. Westall and G. Samuel. Three quarters red crushed morocco over red pebbled cloth boards, bound by Morrell, spines with raised bands in 6 compartments, lettered in the second, third and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. A very fine set, with pre- publication watermarks, of this important architectural record of the British palaces and among the best known and most wonderful English colour plate books. One of the main glories of Pyne's work is the remarkable pictorial record it offers of the interior decorations and furnishings of Windsor Castle, showing the castle as it was before the extensive alterations carried out from 1824-1828. Also depicted in some detail are St. James's Palace, Carlton House (with a splendid series of now-vanished interiors created for the Prince Regent by Holland with Wyatt and Nash as architects), Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House (including a view of the east front as it was a century before Aston Webb's drastic remodelling carried out in 1913), and Frogmore as remodeled by Wyatt. Abbey Scenery 396/397; Martin-Hardie, pp. 91; Prideaux, p. 348; Tooley 389.

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        The Works of Lord Byron [With Three Contemporary Fore-Edge Paintings]

      London: John Murray, 1819. First edition. Three volumes. Contemporary full green straight-grained morocco elaborately tooled in gilt and blind on both covers, spine with four raised bands and heavily gilt compartments. A.E.G. With three superb contemporary fore-edge paintings on each volume: Vol. 1 of Sheffield Park, Sussex, the grand mansion across a lake, with fishermen on the bank and a few swans; Vol. II of Hayley, Stratffordshire, a small, les grand manor house with cows and sheep in a field, along with the shepherd and his dog; Vol. III of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, castle-like building across a river spanned by a stone bridge over which a peasant woman herds several cows. Steel-engraved plates from paintings by Thomas Stothard. Covers scuffed at edges and corners, spines slightly rubbed, occasional foxing within, else a very good, attractive set made more desirabe by the three matching fore-edge paintings. This copy last on the market in 2003 where it sold for $1200 (including buyer's premium) at PBA Galleries.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Theology, Explained and Defended, in A Series of Sermons

      London - William Baynes, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The scarce first UK edition of this collection of sermons by influential American theologian, and president of Yale, Timothy Dwight. Complete in Five Volumes. With a Memoir of the Life of the Author. Known as Dwight's System of Theology. With a frontispiece portrait of the author to Volume One. Timothy Dwight, 1752 1817, was an American academic and educator, a Congregationalist minister, theologian, and author. He was the eighth president of Yale College (17951817). Hehas come to beconsidered a significant Americanreligious leader and educational innovator. Condition: In full long grain morocco bindings. Externally, a little rubbed, prominent to the spines. With some slight loss to the spines of volumes one and five. The hinges of volumes one andfive are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, and generally clean and bright, with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Adventures of Gil Blas de Santilane

      Tohmas McLean, John Bumpus, etc., London 1819 - 3 volumes. Uniformly bound in contemporary full cross-hatched polished calf iwth gilt ruled borders, raised bands, gilt spine with two black morocco labels on each volume, all retained, marbled endpapers. 15 exquisite hand-colored aquatint plates by J. Clark. Some foxing and over-marking from plates, occasional wear and browntoning, bindings expertly reinforced at margins. With all faults, still a very attractive set, tight and solid. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Narrative of a Voyage in the Indian Seas

      London,: Richard Phillips, circa, 1819.. Octavo, folding frontispiece map and three other plans and plates; one fold of the frontispiece map repaired with slight loss, title-page a little browned, overall very good in polished quarter calf by Bayntun. A warm and engaging description of a voyage to through the Indian Ocean to Java and beyond, with a tantalising glimpse of the sparse West Australia coastline. The work includes a large folding map of the track of the Nisus which shows it passing the coast near the North-West Cape. The work is also particularly interesting for Prior's account of Mauritius just months after Flinders was finally released (and is one of only a handful of contemporary books on the island).James Prior, an officer aboard the Nisus (a Royal Navy frigate under the command of Captain Philip Beaver) here provides a beautifully written account of a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Isles of Bourbon, France and Seychelles; to Madras and thenceforth to Java, St. Paul and Amsterdam islands. Prior's account includes a detailed and arresting description of the French capitulation of the Isle de France (present day Mauritius) during the final months of 1810.In many respects the West Australian coastline remained as enigmatic and impenetrable to English mariners in the early nineteenth-century as it had to the Dutch almost two centuries before. Lack of water and nourishment forbade landing, yet the quick curiosity of mariners such as James Prior begged investigation. He writes 'approaching New Holland on the 6th of August, in the morning, land was discovered in the vicinity of the north-west Cape, the most prominent part of the coast. As we neared it the eye anxiously ranged over the widely-extended surface, in order to fix on some inviting spot where might be traced the habitations of men; but nothing of this kind could be distinguished'. He concludes that this land 'in its present unknown state, may safely retain the old appellation of Terra Incognita'. The handsomely engraved folding frontispiece map includes the New Holland coastline (although Prior's account is not listed in Perry and Prescott's A Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830).Eight pages of Prior's narrative concerns the armed landing at the Isle de France on 29 November 1810. The Isle de France was an important French outpost in the Indian Ocean with significant strategic and mercantile advantages coveted by Britain. In addition to the Prior's ebullient description, Narrative of a Voyage in the Indian Seas includes a detailed sounding chart of Port Louis to the eastward of Cannoner's point and a table of engraved text titled "Plan of the Landing of the British Army in Mapou Bay, Isle de France". From this we learn the numbers of men per vessel, their regiment, and deployment upon landing (for example, the Nisus transported Grenadiers of the Twelfth, amongst others, and deployed a flat barge and two cutters). The Isle de France holds a poignant place in the early history of Australia, being the place of Matthew Flinders confinement for over six years (indeed, Flinders sailed for England on 14 June 1810, a matter of months before the invasion here described).Hill, 1394; not in Ferguson; not listed in Perry and Prescott's A Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830'.

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        The Cenci. A Tragedy in Five Acts

      (Livorno): C. & J. Olllier, 1819. Octavo. xiv, 104pp. First edition. One of 250 copies. This dark drama of a besieged daughter's retribution against her tyrannical father was the only one of Shelley's works to reach an authorized second edition in his lifetime. This copy has been bound in full brown morocco by the Club Bindery, with elaborate gilt scroll borders to the covers. Spine in five compartments with gilt titling and fleurons. Thin gilt rules on edges and turn-ins. T.e.g. With the bookplate of Edwin B. Holden, one of the driving forces behind the Club Bindery.

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        ROSALIND AND HELEN, A Modern Eclogue

      London: C[harles] and J[ames] Ollier, 1819. First edition. In a 20th century cloth binding, rebound without half-title or ads. Internal contents are clean and fresh. Including some of Shelley's most celebrated works such as the sonnet "Ozymandias" and the "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty." An excellent copy in a rather mundane binding. Shelley's work has been reevaluated by scholars over the last 10 years and his stature has grown to such an extent that many now credit him as co-author of "Frankenstein," with his wife Mary.

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        Instructions de DaprËs sur la Navigation des Indes Orientales

      Paris,: Imprimerie Royale, 1819.. Octavo, title-page a little shorter than the body of text (which has generous margins); a few spots; in a superb contemporary binding of crimson roan leather, ornately gilt, spine richly gilt with fleur-de-lys devices at centre of each compartment between bands, dark green moirÈ silk endpapers with complex gilt dentelle borders, sides with wide gilt borders, royal arms of Louis Philippe in gilt at centre of each side. A superb copy prepared in a royal binding, with the Bourbon arms, for the Duc d'OrlÈans, the future King Louis-Philippe. At the time of publication of this work he had spent four years in Paris after returning from his long exile; a member of the court and a significant political figure throughout the Bourbon Restoration from 1815 to 1830, he finally ascended to the throne himself in 1830. He ruled France - the last king to do so - from 1830 to 1848.This is the final edition of d'AprËs de Mannevillette's Instructions, the publication of data to explain and supplement his maps of the eastern oceans, collectively published as the Neptune Oriental. The text of the Instructions was updated several times by d'AprËs de Mannevillette himself while he served as cartographer for the Compagnie des Indes, though further amendments followed his death in 1780. A number of additions based on discoveries made in the early nineteenth century make this 1819 version the most comprehensive and authoritative edition. Like the Neptune Oriental itself, the Instructions draws upon a wide range of sources to provide the most accurate information possible for navigating to the east. In addition to maps and published accounts by notable explorers, d'AprËs de Mannevillette used logbooks from company ships, first-hand testimony from officers, anecdotal accounts from sailors and a rich correspondence with AbbÈ Lacaille, Alexander Dalrymple and other respected geographers of the period. The Instructions was used to provide information for the East India Pilot published in London in 1782, an indispensable navigational resource that likewise passed into many editions.

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        A Detailed Account of the Battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny & Waterloo

      Edinburgh: John Carfrae, 1819. Half-Leather. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Second Edition corrected and enlarged, printed by Michael Anderson for John Carfrae, Drummond Street. Red textured leather spine and points. Boards covered with marbled paper, matching endpapers and page edges. Gold title on spine, gold is moderately bright. All edges worn, but book is solid. Faded inscription on half-title page dated 1819. Light water stain to upper edge of title page. Hand-colored map folded and seamed bound in the front. Fold out map of Plan of the Battle of Waterloo. Map was drawn by W. B. Craan, Engineer to the King of the Netherlands and engraved by E. Mitchell, Edinburgh. Moderate tear, 2 1/2", to hand colored map, there is also a light water stain. Light colored foxing throughout the book. Several appendixes including List of Regiments under the Command of Field Marshal [sic] Duke of Wellington, on Sunday, June 18, 1815; and the Total Loss of the British and Hanoverians, From June 16th to 26th, 1815. 303p.

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        AN ARCHITECTURAL DICTIONARY Containing a Correct Nomenclature and Derivation of the Terms Employed By architects, Builders, And Workmen. (Complete in 2 volumes)

      London: J. Barfield, 1819. pp. vol. I: viii, 260; vol. II: 261-913,[general index ix-xlvi] + 281 copper-engraved plates; separate title pages to both volumes; preface and list of subscribers to vol I.; general index and directions to the binder bound in at the end of vol. II. Contemporary half polished calf binding with red and black title labels to the spine, expertly rebacked and corners repaired; paper to boards rubbed. Contents clean and tight, v.small professionally and inconspicuously repaired worm hole to title page to vol. I., almost imperceptible; a little general reading wear. A very good set of the rare first edition.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 4to.

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        Travels in Nubia; by the late John Lewis Burckhardt. Published by the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior parts of Africa. With Maps, &c

      London: John Murray, 1819. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, July 19. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) first edition; large quarto (leaves slightly taller than 27.5 cm.), [8] (beginning with half title), xcii (Memoir), 543 pp. but page numbers 242-251 not used, Ii recto is page 241 and verso page 252, there is no disruption of text or signature sequence, portrait frontispiece, 3 maps with two of them folding, small figures in text, usually temple plans; contemporary calf sides darkening at margins and rubbed at extremities, rebacked in leather (probably mid to late nineteenth century) but this is now rubbed and worn especially at front joint and both hinges have been neatly strengthened with cloth tape, armorial book plate of Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park (Thomas Philip De Grey, 2nd Earl De Grey, 3rd Baron Grantham, 1781?1859), age staining and speckling to all the maps and Map of the Course of the Nile has a 4 cm. margin tear wi. Photos available upon request.

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        NOUVELLE CHIMIE DU GOUT ET DE L'ODORAT

      PARIS: DENTRU, 1819 GAUTHIER, professeur de chimie, NOUVELLE CHIMIE DU GOUT ET DE L'ODORAT, contenant les procédés pour préparer soi-même toutes espèces de liqueurs, de ratafias, de confitures, de parfums etc ... ou l'art du distillateur du confiseur et du parfumier mis à la portée de tout le monde. Paris, Dentu, 2 VOLUMES, in-8 demi basane vert foncé, plats papier marbré, frontispice d'A. Buigne, 9 planches h.T dans le tome II Tome 1 : (6)- II- 447 pp. + Tome II : (4) 559 pp. + 9 pl. Similitude avec l'ouvrage de l'abbé Poncelet. Rare et très recherché. Très bon. 145x 205. Reliure Demi Basane.

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        REGRAS METHODICAS PARA SE ESCREVER

      - OS CARACTERES DAS LETRAS INGLEZA, PORTUGUEZA, ALDINA, ROMANA, GOTICA-ITALICA, E GOTICA-GERMANICA; ACOMPANHADAS DE HUM TRATADO COMPLETO DE ARTHMETICA. OFFERECIDAS AO AUGUSTISSIMO SENHOR D. PEDRO PRINCIPE REAL DO REINO UNIDO DE PORTUGAL, BRAZIL, E ALGARVES. COMPOSTAS Por JOAQUIM JOSE VENTURA DA SILVA, Professor de Escrita, e Arithmetica. Segunda Edição accrescentada, correcta, e augmentada de novas Estampas. LISBOA: NA IMPRESSÃO REGIA Anno 1819. In 8º (18x12 cm) com 370 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele, com coifas da lombada e cantos das pastas cansados. Corte das folhas carminado a azul. Ilustrado com uma gravura em anterrosto com o retrato em meio corpo do autor desenhado por H. j. da Silva em 1803 e aberto em chapa por G. F. de Queiróz. Exemplar ex-libris dos Condes do Bonfim e com pequeno título de posse manuscrito pelo 4º conde (J. F. de Melo) sobre a folha de rosto. 2ª edição desta obra, publicada em separado, mas destinada a acompanhar o atlas de caligrafia composto por 43 estampas gravadas a buril e impressas em 1803 (quando da 1ª edição desta obra) que segundo: Inocêncio é o melhor que possuímos no seu género. Inocêncio IV, 114: "Joaquim José Ventura da Silva, Professor de instrução primaria e secundaria, e um dos melhores caligrafos portugueses, nasceu em Lisboa em 1777, e morreu em 1849. Regras methodicas para se aprender o caracter da letra ingleza, acompanhadas de umas noções de arithmetica. Offerecidas ao Serenissimo Senhor D. Pedro, principe da Beira. Lisboa, na Offic. de Simão Thaddêo Ferreira. 1803. 8.º de 273 pag. Com o retrato do autor desenhado por seu irmão Henrique José da Silva, um dos mais distintos pintores, que tivemos neste século. Esta obra saíu mais correcta e acrescentada em segunda edição, com o rosto seguinte: Regras methodicas para se aprender a escrever todos os caracteres de letras, acompanhadas de uma completa Arithmetica, e de um appendice de Geographia. Lisboa, na Imp. Regia 1819. 8.º de 370 pag. Há ainda uma última edição, feita na mesma Imp. 1841. In 8º". Location/localizacao: 1-A1-E-15

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        The Vampyre; A Tale

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. 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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        THE MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY,

      London, 1819.. Translated into English by Andrew Motte: To which are added, Newton's System of the World; A Short Comment on, and Defence of, The Principia, by William Emerson; with the Laws of the Moon's Motion according to gravity, by John Machin. With the Life of the Author and a Portrait,... Carefully revised and corrected by William Davis. Second issue of second enlarged edition of Motte's English translation of Newton's Principia (first published in 1729). 3 volumes, London, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones; and Davis and Dickson, 1819. 8vo, 225 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5½ inches. Volume I: engraved portrait frontispiece, 25 plates of diagrams, lx pages of prelims, Preface, Life of Newton etc, 211 pages plus 4 pages of index. Volume II: 19 plates of diagrams plus 2 folding tables, pages (2), 321 plus 11 pages of index. Volume III: 10 plates of diagrams of which 8 folding, 11 diagrams in the text, pages (6), 231 plus 1 leaf of publisher's adverts. Rebound in modern half calf over marbled sides, extra gilt spines, contrasting red and green title labels with gilt lettering, gilt decoration between marbled paper and calf on covers, raised bands, all edges marbled, new marbled endpapers, housed in a brown cloth slipcase. Portrait lightly browned to margins, light offsetting onto title page, small inked out name on all 3 title pages, occasional very light foxing, 1 plate dusty in fore-edge margin, otherwise a very good clean tight set. The first edition was in only two volumes, the second edition of 1803 added a third volume accommodating the additions listed on our title page. The 1819 edition is the same as the 1803 except that the imprint is different, the Dedication, text and index have been reset, the erratum on the last page omitted, and in Volume III figures 1, 2, and 3 are at the end. See Babson, The Works of Isaac Newton, page 16. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, ESQ. F.R.S. Author of the Sylva, &c. 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

      London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1819. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes uniformly bound in quarter leather and marbled boards with matching gilt lettered red leather title pieces within spine compartments; firm, flat, square and tight, showing no splits or snags and very little if any wear; contents very clean and equally tight with strong hinges, and apart from a small neat contemporary owner name at the head of the title-page not showing any pen-marks or inscriptions; also, this set not from a library and so no such stamps or labels; size: 4to (300mm x 240mm); collation: pp. xxviii (includes title-page), 671, [1] blank, and [8] leaves of plates (some folding); pp. v (includes title-page), [3], 342, [2], 336, and [4] leaves of plates. A very presentable set in better than very good condition with very tidy plates.

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        A Tiger Hunted By Wild Dogs./Le Tigre Poursuive Par Des Chiens Sauvages.

      Thomas McLean, London 1819 - Aquatint engraving with original hand color. From Williamson's Oriental Field Sports: Being a Complete, Detailed, and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East. No. XXI. Drawing by Samuel Howett, after Williamson, Edward Orme, excudit., H. Merke, sculpt. Sheet size: 17 1/2 x 22 1/4". Inventory#: p521pmat.

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        Collection complète des mémoires relatifs à l'histoire de France. I: Depuis le règne de Philippe-Auguste, jusqu'au commencement du XVIIIe siècle (1ère Série - 52 Tomes) II: Depuis l'avènement de Henry IV jusqu'à la paix de Paris(2e Série - 79 volumes)

      Paris: Foucault, Libraire., 1819 1819-1827. 2 séries reliées en 131 volumes, in-8. Dos lisse ornés. Reliure très solide, certaines ont été restaurées. Très légères rousseurs éparses. La première série comprend 52 tomes. La deuxième série comprend 78 tomes en 79 volumes. Reliure uniforme, très bel exemplaire. Pour la collation complète, une description plus détaillée ou pour obtenir des photos, n'hésitez pas à le demander.

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        Hudibras, A Poem

      London: printed by W. Lewis for Thomas McLean,, 1819. with Notes, selected from Grey and other authors; to which are prefixed, A Life of the Author, and A Prelimiary Discourse on the Civil War, &c... A New Edition, embellished with engravings. 2 volumes, octavo. Mid-19th-century navy half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, purple cloth sides with a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. 12 hand-coloured aquatints by I. Clark[e]. Slight fading around board edges, corners a little rubbed, front hinge of volume 1 starting, occasional faint toning but on the whole very clean internally; excellent condition. First edition thus with Clarke's illustrations, and the extra matter gathered together from Grey, Hume, Smollett, Fox and others, handsomely bound. Samuel Butler's Hudibras is a satiric poem on the English Civil War, written in Chaucerian couplets and published 1663-78. Voltaire, who translated a condensed version of Hudibras into French, noted that "there is one English Poem, the title whereof is Hudibras; it is Don Quixote; it is our Satyre Menippee blended together: I never met with so much wit in one single book as this.

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        [England - Kent]

      London., 1819. Size: 655 x 1000 mm. Electrotype engraving with full original wash colour. Fine condition. A truly superb, accurate and informative ordnance survey map of the county of Kent, together with the the eastern regions of both Surrey and Sussex. The map is neatly dissected into 24 linen backed squares, and conveys an extraordinary amount of depth and detail to the regions that it covers. Parks, stately homes, roads, rivers, lakes, railways, copses, forests and woodlands are all rendered in the finest detail. This map is the South Eastern section of an original 4 sheet map, entitled "Forty Miles around London". The extent of the map is from Tunbridge Wells in the south to Godstone in the west to Lenham in the east to Darent in the north. The map was published by Colonel Mudge, and engraved by Benjamin Baker and Assistants.

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        Travels in Egypt: Being a Continuation of the Travels in the Holy Land, in 1817-18 - SIGNED

      London: Phillips, 1819. First English Edition. 8vo. 95 pages, plus 7 engraved illustrations, one which is a large fold-out frontispiece. Views include Carnak, Thebes, and a cross section of the great pyramid on the final text leaf. Attractively bound in half calf leather over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Left margin of frontispiece trimmed, occasional mild foxing to engravings, otherwise in Very Good Condition, vivid and bright internally. The accompanying ORIGINAL LETTER signed by Forbin, Director General of the Royal Museums of France, is dated 18 July 1817. In it, he is addressing a Mr. Charles, and is requesting possession for only a few days, of the artistic works of Stuart and Le Roy, relating to Greece and Athens. His plea is evidently further endorsed by an architect named Hugot who was willing to sign on his behalf. 8vo. double leaf, on the museum's letterhead bearing his title. "A good descriptive account. Forbin, a member of the Commission on Egypt, knew and met a number of famous Egyptian travelers including Belzoni, Salt, Drovetti, and Cailliaud.., Traveled from the Holy Land to Cairo, Alexandria, and Luxor." (Kalfatovic 246). The second part of an outstanding narrative on the impenetrable fascination of the Holy Land, and its many and varied aspects, and observation of the author's Eastern Travels, consisting of Egypt, Greece, and Turkey. The first part of his narrative, published earlier the same year, was entitled "Travels in Greece, Turkey, & The Holy Land in 1817-18." . With Letter (ALS) Signed By Author. First Edition.

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        Don Quixote De La Mancha

      by T. McLean, Bookseller and Publisher, London: 1819. A complete four volume set in very near fine condition in full tan leather covered boards with four raised bands on each spine, with two gilt stamped leather labels and gilt tool work in the compartments and with gilt borders around the edges of the boards and gilt dentelles on the turn-ins and marbled paper for the end sheets. The edges of the text blocks are stained light yellow. All four volumes are small octavos measuring 8" by 5" with the leather at the heads of the spine lightly worn and rubbed and the leather at the head of Volume I has very shallow chipping of no more than 1/8". The binding is by Trout & Sons. There is an early prior owner's name in pencil at the upper edge of the second free end pages of volumes II, III and IV. Without dust jackets. Illustrated with 24, hand-colored, full page engravings "from drawings designed expressly for this edition." Translated from the original Spanish by Charles Jarvis. An extremely handsome, tight and clean set!

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London: Printed for T. M’Lean, 1819 Translated from the Original Spanish by Charles Jarvis. Embellished with 24 Highly-Finished Engravings, from Drawings Designed Expressly for This Edition. 8vo. 4 volumes. Contemporary full calf with gilt tooling to spine compartments and boards, red speckled page edges, neatly rebacked and with new endpapers. A tight set with light rubbing to corners, clean internally with light foxing to a few leaves only. The popular Jarvis translation, in a fine contemporary binding, with beautiful hand-colored engravings.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Don Quixote de La Mancha

      London: Printed for T. McLean,, 1819. Translated from the Original Spanish by Charles Jarvis. Embellished with Twenty-Four Highly Finished Engravings, from Drawings Designed Expressly for This Edition. In Four Volumes. 4 volumes, octavo. Original grey boards, printed paper labels to spines. 4 colour lithographic frontispieces and 20 plates. Bindings rubbed and a little marked, an excellent set. An illustrated set of the well-received translation by Charles Jarvis (1675–1739), best remembered as a portrait painter.

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        Don Quixote De La Mancha

      London: T. M'Lean, 1819. Four volumes complete - Volume One - lxxxviii, 376pp; Volume Two - vii, [1], 403pp, [1]; Volume Three - xvi, 370pp and Volume Four - viii, 440pp. Later full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to third, remaining panels with gilt central lozenge shaped floral spray and flower corner pieces, date to foot of spines, covers with triple fillet border, gilt roll to inner edges, a.e.g., with waved marbled endpapers. Very minor rubbing to extremities, some very light foxing to edges of text blocks, internally quite bright and clean. With a total of twenty-four coloured illustrations (as called for). Ashbee calls the engravings "well conceived and executed ... now difficult to procure", Ashbee 126, not in Seris. First Thus. Full Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Clark, I.H.. 8vo.

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        Iliadis Fragmenta Antiquissima cum Picturis: Item Scholia Vetera ad Odysseam

      sp;- Milan- For the Society of Dilettanti, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Iliadis Fragmenta Antiquissima cum Picturis: Item Scholia Vetera ad Odysseam edente Angelo Maio, Ambrosiani collegii doctore, Regiarum Galliae, Belgii, Bavariae et Neapolis academiarvm sodale. [The Iliad,with Fragments of Ancient Paintings, also The Odyssey brought forth by Angeleo Maio, an Ambrosian College professor of France, Netherlands,Naples and Bavaria. ]First edition. In Latin and Greek, from an ancient manuscript in the Ambrosiana in Milan. Illustrated with fifty-eight engraved fragments from ancient paintings. [counted, all present]with descriptive letter press in Latin and the corresponding parts of the Illiad in Greek, followed by Brief Critical Observations in Latin, followed by a reprint of the old grammar of Homer's Odyssey in Greek. . Printed for The Dilettante Society or Dilettanti, a society of noblemen and scholars which sponsors the study of ancient Greek and Roman art, and the creation of new work in the style. With a list of Members to front dated March VI A. D. MDCCCX. Condition: In a contemporary calf binding. Externally, worn with front board absent, rear detached a spine label detached [inserted to front] and loss to backstrip, marks and stains to rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing and handling marks. Overall: Externally, FAIR, internally, GOOD.

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha / translated from the original Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, by Charles Jarvis ; embelished with twenty-four highly finished engravings, from drawings designed expressly for this edition [complete in 4 volumes]

      London : Printed for T. M'Lean, bookseller and publisher, 1819. 1st Edition in this form. Physical desc.: 4 v. : [24] col. plates, fronts. ; 22 cm. Subject: Spanish literature - Fiction. The celebrated translation of Don Quixote by the Irish-born Charles Jarvis (1675–1739), a member of the literary circle of Addison, Pope and Swift, and also an eminent artist. First published posthumously in 1742 and frequently reprinted, Jarvis's translation is generally acknowledged as being close in spirit to the original. Referenced by: Abbey, J.R. Life 238. Good to very good copy bound in contemporary gilt-blocked 1/2 brown leather over marble boards. Gilt decorated title to spine. Some fading to spine with wear to spine bands. Panel edges somewhat rubbed and worn as with age. Marble endpapers. Some minor foxing to prelims. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh, for a Period of 1373 Years

      Newry: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. Fair. 1819. Hardcover. Spine cracked and browned, splits to seams, corner protectors worn, weakness to front and rear hinges, prelims loose but present, red crayon margine emphases to pp425-433. ; Engravings; 1.45 x 8.7 x 5.1 inches; lxx, 651 pages; Subtitled: comprising a considerable portion of the general history of Ireland; a refutation of the opinions of Dr. Ledwich respecting the non-existence of St Patrick; and an appendix on the learning, antiquities, and religion of the Irish nation. Half-bound in marbled boards, edges sprinkled, 3 plates. .

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        Veduta Generale dei Gran Colossi sul Monte Quirinale dal volgo Monte Cavallo." Piazza del Quirinale mit den Figuren der Rossebändiger Kastor und Pollux am Dioskuren-Brunnen, dem Sockel des Obelisken und Blick auf die Stadt

      Kupferstich von Luigi Rossini aus der Folge "Le Antichità Romane ossia Raccolta delle piu interessenti Vedute di Roma Antica ..." 1819. 36x46 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXIX, 75f. - Luigi Rossini (Ravenna 1790 - Rom 1857) studierte an der Akademie in Bologna, bevor er 1814 nach Rom ging, wo er seine Studien fortsetzte und später unter Canova tätig war. Seine frühen Blätter sind von seinem großen Vorgänger Piranesi beeinflußt und erschienen ebenso wie dessen Bilder als Kupferstichfolgen. Die Serie "Le Antichità romane ...", die vornehmlich den aktuellen Zustand der seit Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts ausgegrabenen und restaurierten antiken Monumente zeigt, stieß auf breites Interesse. Sein in über 40 Jahren Tätigkeit als Stecher entstandenes Werk umfaßt fast 1000 Platten, die teils malerisch, teils nüchterner und mehr archäologisch orientiert Veduten aus Rom und Umgebung zeigen.Schöner, kräftiger Abdruck auf starkem Papier.

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        Views in Greece, from Drawings by Edward Dodwell

      London: Thomas Davison for Rodwell and Martin, 1819-1821. 6 parts, folio. (21 3/4 x 15 inches). Text in English and French. Titles with aquatint vignettes, 30 hand-colored aquatint plates by R. Havell, T. Fielding, F.C. Lewis and others after Dodwell (24) and Pomardi (6), each trimmed and mounted on card as issued. Printed captions on slips mounted on verso of the cards, as issued. Original green morocco-backed lettered paper wrappers. The six parts housed in a modern green morocco backed box. First edition in the original parts of the deluxe issue of among the most spectacular colour plate books on Greece, including plates engraved and coloured by Havell: this copy in fantastic original condition. "A long residence in Turkey has enabled the author to examine, and the assistance of a first rate artist to illustrate, the Topography of this seat of early history. Greece, including the Peloponnesus and the Ionian Islands, were the particular objects of his tour; in the course of which many districts unexplored by preceding travellers have been penetrated, and remains, hitherto unknown, examined, and faithful drawings made of their actual state" (Prospectus). Simultaneous to the beginning of the publication of the present work, Dodwell published his Classical and Topographical Tour in Greece in two volumes quarto, containing numerous engravings. The prospectus to the present work continues: "As the detailed accuracy of many of these drawings will not allow of reduction to the size of the volumes of the author's Tour, this work is published with the view of presenting the most celebrated scenes and monuments of Greece upon a more adequate scale, while a style of engraving is adopted, which, with the aid of colouring, will admit of the nearest approach to the originals." Done in folio, the present work had the added benefit of being the same size as Stuart's Athens, thus forming a complete picture of the region. The plates are superb examples of 19th century hand coloured aquatints. Unusually, not only are the engravers of each plate identified, but the colourists as well. That such skilled artists were used for both engraving and colouring attests to the deluxe nature of this work. The present parts issue with the plates mounted to resemble the original watercolours is without question the most beautiful, most rare and most desirable issue. Abbey, Travel 130; Blackmer 493; Tooley 182; Colas 876; Prideaux, pp. 234, 334; Atabey 357; Bobins, The Exotic and the Beautiful I:136; Weber 1110.

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        Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece,

      London: Rodwell and Martin,, 1819. during the Years 1801, 1805, and 1806. 2 volumes, quarto (259 × 205 mm). Contemporary russia by Gilmour of Salisbury with his ticket, narrow bands with dashed roll, spine gilt-lettered direct in second, third and fourth compartments, gilt quatrefoil lozenge in others, broad Greek key roll panel to sides enclosing a finer foliate roll, fleur-de-lis edge roll, vivid orange edges and endpapers, unusual broken zig-zag roll to turn-ins, dark orange silk page-markers still present, one still attached. Folding engraved map with route traced in red ink, 66 engraved plates (3 double-page, one folding, 2 hand-coloured), engraved illustrations in the text. All original tissue-guards in place. A little shelfwear, some very skilful restoration on the joints and just into one lettered panel of the spine, light browning, and some off-setting to the tissue-guards, but plates and text clean. First edition of "this remarkable work" (Blackmer), describing both classical and modern Greece. It was the outcome of Dodwell's two tours through the region, the first in the company of Sir William Gell in 1801 taking in the Ionian Islands and the Troad; and the second in 1805-6, while technically as prisoner of war of the French, extensively covering the mainland, before making a return to the islands. Between them Dodwell and his Italian artist Simone Pomardi made over a thousand drawings, and Dodwell accrued an important numismatic collection and "an impressive collection of classical antiquities" (ODNB) While excavating tombs near Corinth, he was "informed by the villagers 'that a Jew of Corinth, who had lately been digging in this spot, had found several vases' On visiting this person, Dodwell found and procured an inscribed vase, the lid of which depicted a wild-boar chase, with the names of the actors written beside each painted human figure." The Dodwell Pyxis, which features in the two coloured plates, is one of the most notable examples of the Middle Corinthian oriental style, after Dodwell's death it was sold to the Munich Pinakothek, now the Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek. A far from common work, this an extremely handsome copy in a pleasingly quirky, high quality provincial binding, judiciously restored. Ownership inscriptions and crested bookplates of Sir John Slade, who served with distinction in the Peninsula - Busaco, Fuentes d'Onoro, Corunna, Liera - and whose son Admiral Sir Adolphus Slade, served with the Turkish navy and published several books on the region including Records of travel in Turkey, Greece, … and of a cruise in the Black Sea (1833).

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        The North American Sylva, or a description of forest trees, of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, considered particularly with respect to their use in the Arts, and their introduction into Commerce [Translated by Augustus L. Hillhouse]

      Paris: Printed by C. D'Hautel, 1819. 2 volumes, 8vo. (9 15/16 x 6 1/8 inches). 156 hand-coloured stipple-engravings after P.J. Redouté (27), P. Bessa (92) and others by Gabriel (108), Bessin (16) and others. Expertly bound to style in contemporary French red straight-grained morocco over contemporary red glazed paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments with a gilt fillet flanked by a roll tool, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments, g.e. A fine set of MacPhail's third issue of Michaux's masterpiece and a classic of American natural history. This publication is the most important work relating to American trees published in the 19th century, written by one of the greatest naturalists to work in America. Michaux's work is based on his and his father's extensive travels in the eastern half of America from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. The letterpress for this edition was printed in Paris, as were the engraved plates. The text was printed by C. D'Hautel, the plates were executed by the engraver Gabriel and others after original drawings by the great French botanical artist Pierre- Joseph Redouté, and his associate Pancrace Bessa. The beautifully- executed plates illustrate leaves and nuts or berries of American trees across the entire continent, and are printed from the same plates as the images in the first issue. The sheets of the first reprint of the work were destroyed by fire, but the copper plates were separately stored and thus survived to be employed in a later combined edition issued by Rice and Hart of Philadelphia. The main difference between the first issue and the present set is that the pagination is in two volumes instead of the original three, and some of the plate numbers have been corrected. Of the present issue, translated from the French by Augustus L. Hillhouse, Sabin says "Of the various editions with the text in English this, notwithstanding some typographical errors, is the best." Hillhouse's translation was shorter than the translation for the 1817 edition of the first volume, and therefore page 112 in the first volume of this set is numbered 112-136 in order to maintain the pagination of the succeeding section. Thomas Nuttall later continued the work begun by Michaux, and of the combined work of both men Sabin states: "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty." Bennett, p.76; MacPhail André & François-André Michaux 17c; Meisel III, pp.379-81; cf. Oak Spring Sylva 20; Sabin 48694; cf. Savage, André and François André Michaux (Charlottesville, 1986); Stafleu & Cowan 5962.

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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'Hautel, 1819.. Two volumes. [6],v,[1],385; [4],417,[1]pp. plus 156 handcolored plates. Half titles. Early 19th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Slight chipping at toe of spine of first volume. Front hinge of second volume tender. Light scattered foxing on text leaves only, plates fine. Overall a very good set. Inscriptions dated 1837 to Lieut. James Glynn, U.S. Navy, in each volume. Bookplate of the Horticultural Society of New York noting Kenneth K. Mackenzie's bequest of the book. An early reissue of the first edition of Michaux. The primary difference between the first issue and the present set is that the pagination herein is in two volumes instead of the original three, and some of the plate numbers have been corrected. The same beautiful color plates printed in Paris, many after Redouté, are present here as in the first issue. This publication is the most important work relating to American trees prior to the 20th century. It is the product of the efforts of one of the greatest naturalists to work in 19th century America, François A. Michaux. The beautifully executed plates illustrate leaves and nuts or berries of American trees across the entire continent. Thomas Nuttall later continued the work begun by Michaux, and of the combined work of both men Sabin states: "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty." Michaux's work is based on his extensive travels in the eastern half of America, and those of his father, from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. This edition was printed in Paris, where the plates were engraved as well. Both volumes contain the Paris imprint of D'Hautel. The plates were executed by the great French flower painter, Redouté, and his associate, Bessa. The sheets of the first effort at reprinting the work were destroyed by fire, but the copper plates were separately stored and thus survived to be employed in a later combined edition issued by Rice and Hart of Philadelphia. A nice set of this classic of American natural history. BENNETT, p.76. MEISEL III, pp.379-81. SABIN 48694. OAK SPRING SYLVA 20 (ref). TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 5962. MacPHAIL, ANDRÉ & FRANÇOIS-ANDRÉ MICHAUX 17c. Savage, ANDRÉ AND FRANÇOIS ANDRÉ MICHAUX (Charlottesville, 1986).

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        The North American Sylva, or a description of forest trees, of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, considered particularly with respect to their use in the Arts, and their introduction into Commerce [Translated by Augustus L. Hillhouse]

      Paris: Printed by C. d'Hautel, 1819. 2 volumes in four (as issued), octavo. (10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches). 2 half-titles (as issued). 156 hand- finished colour-printed stipple-engraved plates after P.J. Redouté (27), P. Bessa (92) and others by Gabriel (108), Bessin (16) and others. (Text with old dampstaining, the plates less so, but with occasional cockling and small spots). Publisher's yellow paper-covered boards, letterpress paper labels to backstrips, uncut (some fading and neat restoration to backstrips). First edition in English, third issue, of Michaux's masterpiece and a classic of American natural history: the most important work relating to American trees published in the 19th century. Michaux's work is based on his and his father's extensive travels in the eastern half of America from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. The masterwork was first published in parts between 1810 and 1813 as Histoire des arbres forestiers de l'Amerique septentrionale. In 1817, Michaux began work on an English translation, issuing a section of the text on oak trees (believed to have been translated by Michaux himself) with no plates, which was then cancelled (MacPhail 16). When the first edition in English was subsequently issued between 1817 and 1819, the first issue contained the text from the cancelled publication, with the remainder of the text translated by Augustus L. Hillhouse of Connecticut. The subsequent second and third issues contained the entire Hillhouse translation printed in Paris by C. D'Hautel (and with page 112 numbered "112-136" to account for Hillhouse's translation being shorter than the previous). The beautifully-executed images, from the same plates in all three issues, were executed by the engraver Gabriel and others after original drawings by the great French botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté and his associate Pancrace Bessa. This third issue in two volumes is the most complete and accurate, with corrections to plate numbers, signatures and pagination. Of the issues containing the present Hillhouse translation, Sabin writes: "Of the various editions with the text in English this, notwithstanding some typographical errors, is the best." And referring to Michaux's work with Thomas Nuttall's continuation, Sabin continues: "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty." Bennett, p.76; MacPhail André & François-André Michaux 17c; Meisel III, pp.379-81; cf. Oak Spring Sylva 20; Sabin 48694; cf. Savage, André and François André Michaux (Charlottesville, 1986); Stafleu & Cowan III, 5962.

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        [Autograph letter, signed, to Ward Nicholas Boylston discussing the Boylston prize at Harvard and University politics]

      Washington. May 24, 1819. [3]pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet.Old fold lines. Minor soiling to third page, but generally quite clean. Very good plus. J.Q. Adams on Harvard Politics A fine and lengthy letter written by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams to his father's cousin and close friend, Ward Nicholas Boylston, on awarding the Boylston prize just founded by him, and discussing candidates for a Harvard professorship. Adams graduated from Harvard and was himself a professor of rhetoric there between diplomatic assignments. He writes: "I have observed with pleasure and gratitude your persevering efforts of beneficence to the University at Cambridge, and have heard of the Institution of your Prizes for Elocution, which cannot but be attended with effects. Its operation by experience may perhaps suggest some rules for the distribution of the Prizes, which, if you should conclude to make the Institution permanent, you may think it advisable to prescribe. Would it not for instance be useful to direct, that if one of the undergraduates should obtain one of the first prizes, he should not upon a succeeding year be admitted as a competitor to speak in the same language? And would it not be proper to enlarge the circle of languages in which the pieces may be spoken - at least by admitting the French? From the experience which I have had of the defects most common among the young orators, I think it should be prescribed as an inflexible rule that no prompting should be allowed; and that whatever merit any of the speakers might display, no prize should be given in any case where a failure of memory should be perceptible." Adams goes on to discuss his ideas regarding the Professorship of Rhetoric and Oratory, specifically that the candidate be well qualified for the office, not just "for any quality required by the place...the corporation of Harvard University, though including some of the best men in the world, is and for many years has been more of a Caucus Club than a literary and scientific society... When they have a place to fill their question is not, Who is fit for the place, but Who is to be provided for? and their whole range of candidates is a Parson or a Partizan or both." A fine, lengthy letter, written out in Adams' distinctive hand

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN QUINCY ADAMS TO WARD NICHOLAS BOYLSTON, DISCUSSING THE BOYLSTON PRIZE AT HARVARD AND UNIVERSITY POLITICS]

      Washington. May 24, 1819.. [3]pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling to third page, but generally quite clean. Very good plus. A fine and lengthy letter written by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams to his father's cousin and close friend, Ward Nicholas Boylston, on awarding the Boylston prize just founded by him, and discussing candidates for a Harvard professorship. Adams graduated from Harvard and was himself a professor of rhetoric there between diplomatic assignments. He writes: "I have observed with pleasure and gratitude your persevering efforts of beneficence to the University at Cambridge, and have heard of the Institution of your Prizes for Elocution, which cannot but be attended with effects. Its operation by experience may perhaps suggest some rules for the distribution of the Prizes, which, if you should conclude to make the Institution permanent, you may think it advisable to prescribe. Would it not for instance be useful to direct, that if one of the undergraduates should obtain one of the first prizes, he should not upon a succeeding year be admitted as a competitor to speak in the same language? And would it not be proper to enlarge the circle of languages in which the pieces may be spoken - at least by admitting the French? From the experience which I have had of the defects most common among the young orators, I think it should be prescribed as an inflexible rule that no prompting should be allowed; and that whatever merit any of the speakers might display, no prize should be given in any case where a failure of memory should be perceptible." Adams goes on to discuss his ideas regarding the Professorship of Rhetoric and Oratory, specifically that the candidate be well qualified for the office, not just "for any quality required by the place...the corporation of Harvard University, though including some of the best men in the world, is and for many years has been more of a Caucus Club than a literary and scientific society...When they have a place to fill their question is not, Who is fit for the place, but Who is to be provided for? and their whole range of candidates is a Parson or a Partizan or both." A fine, lengthy letter, written out in Adams' distinctive hand.

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        Shooting at the Edge of a Jungle/Les Chasseurs Tirant a l'Entrée Dune Tanière [Pl. 27]

      London: Edward Orme, 1819. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by J. Hamble, after Howitt from an original sketch by Williamson. Very good condition. 14 3/4 x 19 1/8 inches. 18 1/4 x 22 7/8 inches. During the nineteenth century, field sports, particularly the hunting of wild game, were a common colonial leisure activity in India and Africa. Although the hunting of large-game was considered the most prestigious, small-game hunting, or 'shooting' as the British referred to it, which targeted birds and small animals such as the hare, was also extremely popular at the time. As pictured in this fine image from Williamson's 'Oriental Field Sports', huntsmen were frequently accompanied by their servants and several hunting dogs. One of the finest and most detailed works on Indian Sport and wildlife, these images exemplify not only the native flora and fauna, but capture the excitement of the hunt and provide "a faithful representation of [the] picturesque country, together with the manners and customs of both the native and European inhabitants". (Prideaux) Captain Thomas Williamson, a British officer of the East India Company, served in Bengal for 20 years. An accomplished amateur artist, his sketches were then worked up into drawings by Samuel Howitt and engraved for publication. Samuel Howitt, artist and sportsman, was largely self-taught in his profession, though he belonged to the artistic circles of the day. He is considered by some critics to be second only to Stubbs in the ranks of British animal painters. He is well-known for his sporting scenes of racing and hunting and for scenes depicting both conventional and exotic animals like the rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, bear, deer and buffalo. Cf. Abbey Travel 427; cf. Mellon 88; cf. Nissen BBI 4416; cf. Prideaux, p. 282; cf. Schwerdt II, pp.297-298; cf. Tooley 508.

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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 NUTZLICHEN UND SELTENEN REGISTERN VERSEHEN ; NEBST DEM DRITTEN BUCH DER MACCABA... [Lbc]

      Lancaster County: Johann Bar/ Bear. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1819. Hardcover. Folio 13" - 23" tal; aThis is the first American German Bible printed in Folio. BIBLIA, DAS IST : DIE GANZE HEILIGE SCHRIFT ALTEN UND NEUEN TESTAMENTS : NACH DER DEUTSCHEN UEBERSETZUNG VON DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER : MIT LEHRREICHEN VORREDEN, UND VIELEN NUTZLICHEN UND SELTENEN REGISTERN VERSEHEN ; NEBST DEM DRITTEN BUCH DER MACCABA... A massive volume full bound in original calf leather but lacking clasps. Six raised bands. Produced with two engraved frontis' and two title pages. Marginal water staining to first half dozen leaves. Binding solid, contents generally VG with occasional toning. 15.5 x 10.5 x 4.5". Pennsylvania German text. Pagination- Frontisp. 5 Bl. , 100, 12 S. , 2 Bl. , 738, 26, 227, 92 . Wright 154 .

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        SPANISH AMERICA; OR A DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE DOMINIONS OF SPAIN IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

      Philadelphia: Printed and Published by Abraham Small, 1819.. 482pp. plus folding map and colored plate. Contemporary tree calf, leather label. Corners a bit worn. Some light foxing on prelims. Very good, with the armorial bookplate of Daniel Webster. First American edition, after the two-volume London edition of the previous year. Bonnycastle (1791- 1848), a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Engineers, compiled this work from other primary sources, but apparently spent several years in both North and South America. He relies heavily on other authorities, especially Humboldt. Includes sections on California, Florida, New Mexico, New Spain, Spanish possessions in the Caribbean, New Granada, Peru, Buenos Aires, Chile, and the like. The map shows North and South America. Bonnycastle later published several books about Canada. SABIN 6333.

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        Spanish America; or a Descriptive, Historical, and Geographical Account of the Dominions of Spain in the Western Hemisphere, Continental & Insular

      Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1819. First American edition. Rebacked in style with tan paper spine over original blue-gray paper covered boards. A very good copy, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, small marginal tear to map expertly repaired. . 8vo. Illus. with a map and color engraving (both folding). Illustrated by a Map of North and South America, and the West India Islands; and an Engraving, Representing the Comparative Altitudes of the Mountains of those Regions." Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847), an officer of the British army, "compiled his work with considerable care from the writings of Humboldt, and from the standard early Spanish books upon the American colonies. His volumes present a very useful summary of the condition of old Spanish America at the time when the several colonies began their career as independent states," (Larned, p. 443). This first American edition in one volume was preceded in 1818 by the English two volume edition. Sabin 6333. Palau 32836. Spain & Spanish America I: 100. Lowndes I: 235. Larned 3909. Hill p. 53.

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        PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF THE ANTIQUITIES OF POLA, IN ISTRIA.

      - The plates engraved by W. B. Cooke, George Cooke, Henry Moses, and Cosmo Armstrong. Pp. [viii]+68(last blank), engraved frontispiece plus 9 plates and 4 large head & tailpiece vignettes; med. folio; grey/green cloth, with gilt lettered and decorated red leather skiver label at centre of upper board, the cloth lightly marked and worn, corners neatly repaired, professionally rebacked with sympathetic new cloth spine; hinges strengthened, free endpapers creased, some light foxing, faint offsetting, and occasional slight soiling; John Murray, London, 1819. *Complete, although the pagination, as usual, is misnumbered: omitting pp. 23/4 [signature D2], which falls at the start of the second part of the text, entitled Remarks on the ancient and modern history of Istria and Dalmatia, elucidatory of the origin, manners, and customs of their present inhabitants. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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