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        Om Westindien.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Histoire de France pendant le dix huitième sièicle

      Delaunay, Paris 1819 - Reliures dos cuir rouge, quelques défault sans gravité. 14 volumes quatrième édition. cercle des chemin de fer. de 1819 à 1826 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Londina Illustrata. Graphic and Historic Memorials of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Schools, Charitable Foundations, Palaces, Halls, Courts, Processions, Places of Early Amusement {2 volumes}

      Wilkinson 1819 & 1825. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Two volumes (complete) dated 1819 and 1825. Both First editions. Folio. Original half morocco over marbled boards. Two engraved pictorial titles and 204 engraved plates (some folding). All plates present, correct and aside from very occasional light browning they are in exceptional condition. All extremely bright clean and crsip. Truly superb copy of this early nineteenth century London topography.

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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

      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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        La Fiancée de Lammermoor, Contes de mon Hôte recueillis et mis au jour par Jedediah Cleishbotham.

      [Cosson for], H. Nicolle,, Paris 1819 - First edition in French of The Bride of Lammermoor, first published as part of Tales of My Landlord (1819). 3 vols, 12mo (166 × 100 mm), pp. [4], 270; [4], 274; [4], 272, complete with half-titles. Some light spotting. Contemporary quarter sheep, spines gilt, red and green morocco labels, bookseller/binder's ticket '? Joinville, Chez Durollet Libr.-Relieur.' Very slightly rubbed, but a very good copy. [Dargan, 'Scott and the French Romantics', PMLA, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Jun 1934), 9 (September 25).] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tour of the Grand Junction

      1819. first edition. Large-Paper Copy of the “Tour of the Grand Junction,”with Twenty-Four Hand-Colored Aquatint PlatesHASSELL, J[ohn]. Tour of the Grand Junction, Illustrated in a Series of Engravings; with an Historical and Topographical Description of Those Parts of the Counties of Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, and Northamptonshire, Through Which the Canal Passes. London: Printed for J. Hassell…Islington; And sold by all Booksellers, 1819.First edition. Large paper copy. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 225 x 138 mm.). viii, 147, [1, blank], [3, index], [1, “Directions for Placing the Cuts”] pp. With twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates by J. Hassell. Dates not visible on the plate watermarks. Uncut, in the original drab boards, neatly rebacked to style at an early date. Front cover with the original printed paper label. Bookplate of John H. Baker on front pastedown.“The Tour of the Grand Junction, an octavo volume with twenty-four aquatints drawn, and probably engraved, by Hassell, appeared in 1819…Canals at this period were the great highways of commerce, and the shares of the Grand Junction, opened as far as Uxbridge in 1801, had risen in 1818 from their original price of £100 to £250. Shortly before the publication of this book it had been the vogue for London Society to visit Uxbridge on barges drawn by horses gaily decked with ribbons” (Martin Hardie).Abbey, Scenery, 30. Martin Hardie, pp. 140-141. Tooley 252.

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        Journal of a Voyage of Discovery, to the Arctic Regions, performed between the 4th of April and the 18th of November, 1818, in His Majesty's Ship Alexander, Wm. Edw. Parry, Esq. Lieutenant and Commander. By an Officer of the Alexander

      London: Printed for Richard Phillips and Co., n.d. [1819]., 1819. Small 4to; pp. viii, 104. Complete with a folding map and 3 diagrams. Recently bound in light blue half oasis morocco with gilt titles to spine, marbled boards. Some 25 leaves have been added at the end to give the book a more appealing thickness.An account of the British government expedition under Captain (later Sir) John Ross on the Isabella and the Alexander, to explore for a Northwest Passge and the North Magnetic Pole, and to make pendulum observations in high latitudes. Describes the voyage up the coast side of Davis Strait and Baffin Bay to the entrance of Smith Sound, the Eskimos, sea mammals, ice conditions, coasts, etc. Written by Alexander Fisher, assistant surgeon of the expedition. Extremely light, occasional foxing. A superb copy. Voyages and Travels, No. 1, Vol. I. Arctic Bibliography 5021.

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        THE ARABIAN NIGHTS The Book of One Thousand and One Nights

      J. Booker; Baldwin, Cradock and Joy; Rodwell & Martin; and G & W. Whitaker, 1819. Leather_bound. Fine. R. Westhall. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS - 4 Volumes - 1819& & also known as The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.& illustrated with engravings, from designs by R. Westhall, R.A. In four volumes. & & Printed for J. Booker; Baldwin, Cradock and Joy; Rodwell & Martin; and G & W. Whitaker. 1819& & Newly Rebound& & Quarter-bound in green morocco with faux Shagreen boards and marbled paper endpapers.& & Pagination& & Vol-1 - Blank / frontis / title page / contents / 1-357 / blank x2 & Vol-2 - Blank x2 / frontis / title page / contents / 1-349 / blank x2 & Vol-3 - Blank x2 / frontis / title page / contents / 1-340 / blank x2 & Vol-4 - Blank x2 / frontis / title page / contents / 1-383 / blank x2 & & Text Block& & Vol-1 - minor repair to top of contents page ditto ffep , small loss to bottom edge of page 1, & foxing/browning to first 4 pages , the rest of the pages very clean.& Vol-2 - First 3 pages foxed , the rest of the pages very clean.& Vol-3 - First 2 pages foxed , the rest of the pages very clean.& Vol-4 - First 3 pages foxed , the rest of the pages very clean.

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        Voyage to South America, Performed by Order of the American Government, in the Years 1817 and 1818, in the Frigate Congress

      Baltimore: Published by the Author, 1819. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. 351; 381 pp., small 8vo. Two volumes, with folding map and errata sheet in volume 1. John D. Toy, printer. Nicely rebound in quarter calf and marbled paper over boards, with gilt spine decoration and gilt morroco labels. The true first edition of this important report on political conditions in Spanish America, reprinted in London the following year. Commodore David Porter's copies, with his stamped monogram ("D Porter USN") and, in the same brown ink, "Navy Commissioner's Office" in a moderately elegant hand, on the front pastedown in each volume. Born in Boston in 1780, Porter achieved fame as the commander of the Essex during the War of 1812, capturing the first British warship of the conflict, and sailing around Cape Horn to disrupt British whaling. From 1815 to 1822 he was a member of the newly formed Board of Navy Commissioners, but left to command an expedition suppressing piracy in the West Indies. Court-martialed for an unsanctioned attack on Puerto Rico, he resigned and served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Mexican Navy from 1826-29. In his later years he was the U.S. Minister to the Barbary States, and was serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey when he died in 1843. It is easy to imagine that Brackenridge's work would have been of great interest to Porter, who knew the South Pacific so well (in 1814, he was forced to surrender the Essex off Valparaiso), and to his fellow commissioners; it is also conceivable that Brackenridge's role in intelligence in the War of 1812 was not unknown to them. The front and rear pastedowns have been carefully preserved in each volume, and the hand-colored folding map, often missing, is present in volume 1 and in fine condition, expertly backed and with only minor, very shallow chipping along a couple of inches of one edge. Scattered very light foxing, subsequent owner's ink name on pastedown and title page of each volume in a neat hand, light wear to corners of boards and extremities of spines, still a fine, handsome set with extraordinary historical provenance.

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        The Complete Court-Keeper: Or, Land-Steward's Assistant: Containing

      1819. Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. The Complete Court-Keeper: Or, Land-Steward's Assistant: Containing, I.-The Nature of Courts Leet and Courts Baron; With a General Introduction to Every Thing Incident to Them, According to Law and Custom. II.-The Manner of Holding Courts Leet, Courts Baron, and Courts of Survey, With the Charge to the Juries; And the Forms of Entering Those Courts in the Minute Books and in the Court Rolls; With Precedents.... III.-The Manner of Keeping the Court Baron for Trying of Actions; The Nature and Kinds of Actions.... IV.-Precedents of Contracts, Conditions, Covenants, Leases, Mortgages.... V.-The Power and Authority of the Lord, And of the Steward, And the Privilege of the Tenants, With a Variety of Law-Cases and Resolutions Concerning Copyholders.... Enlarged and Corrected to the Present Time by a Barrister. London: Printed for W. Clarke and Sons, 1819. iv, 338, [15], [3] pp. Includes three-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (5" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. A few small inkstains to boards, corners lightly bumped, front hinge just starting. Early annotation to front pastedown. Light foxing in a few places, creases to some leaves, minor worming to lower margins of final few leaves with no loss to text. A nice copy in a well-preserved binding. * Eighth and final edition. First published in 1713, this comprehensive treatise on landlord and tenant was a standard work for many years. A practical book designed mainly for the use of stewards, it reflects the author's experience with court keeping. Holdsworth includes this title among his list of notable works on land law and speaks well of it. OCLC locates 9 copies of this edition. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII: 380-381. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations 1:400.

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        Werke. 8 Tle. in 4 Bdn. Hamburg, Perthes u. Besser, 1819. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz, 11 Kupfertafeln , 4 weiteren Tafeln in Holzstich bzw. Lithographie, 3 Textkupfern sowie einigen Textholzstichen u. -vignetten nach D. Chodowiecki u.a. Schöne marmor. Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit 2 RSch. u. RVerg.,

      1819 - Goedeke IV/1, 978,8.- Dritte Gesamtausgabe.- Enthält die 8 Teile des Wandsbecker Boten.- Vordere Vorsatzblätter jeweils mit überklebtem Besitzvermerk.- Nur vereinzelt gering stockfleckig, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Decoy Elephants Catching a Male/Des Elephants Dressés, Attrapant un Mâle [Pl. 9]

      London: Edward Orme, 1819. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by H. Merke, after Howitt from an original sketch by Williamson. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, two waterstains in the bottom margin, a 1 1/8" tear in the bottom margin. approximately 15 1/4 x 19 3/4 inces. approximately 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. During the nineteenth century, field sports, particularly the hunting of wild game, were a common colonial leisure activity in India and Africa. Large-game hunting, the pursual of animals such as elephants, lions, and tigers, was considered to be the most prestigious, thrilling, and dangerous type of hunting. The technique of 'trapping', in which an animal is lured and ensnared by the hunter through deceptive means, was frequently used and is depicted in this fine image from Williamson's 'Oriental Field Sports'. 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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        Notes on the War in the South; with Biographical Sketches of the Lives of Montgomery Jackson, Sevier, The Late Gov. Claiborne, and Others

      Richmond, Va.: William Ramsay, 1819. ...112PP...FIRST EDITION...AN ACCOUNT OF THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE CREEK INDIANS AND THE OPERATIONS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS IN THE WAR OF 1812...ORIGINAL BOARDS AND BINDING...TITLE PAGE INTACT...NOTES WRITTEN WHILE THE WAR WAS GOING ON, PUBLISHED WITHOUT ALTERATION...AUTHOR WAS A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE OF VIRGINIA DURING THE WAR...VERY LITTLE FOXING...SOME LIGHT TONING OF TEXT...Some scuffing OTHERWISE A NICE COPY.. Leather.. Very Good.. 12mo.

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        Notes on the War in the South; With Biographical Sketches of the Lives of Montgomery, Jackson, Sevier, the Late Gov. Claiborne, and Others

      Richmond, Virginia: Published by William Ramsay, 1819. First edition. Some wear to edges and joints, old library mark on rear pastedown, slight browning throughout. 12mo.

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        Constitucion de las Provincias Unidas en Sud-America, Sancionada

      1819. [Argentina]. [Funes, Gregorio (1749-1829)]. Constitucion de las Provincias Unidas en Sud-America, Sancionada y Mandada Publicar por el Soberano Congreso General Constituyente en 22 de Abril de 1819. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de la Independencia, 1819. 71 pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Nineteenth-century limp vellum, early printed bookseller catalogue description pasted to front cover. Light soiling, a few minor inkstains, covers somewhat bowed. Woodcut arms of Argentina to title page. Negligible toning to text, light soiling and faint early owner signature to title page. A well-preserved copy. * First edition, one of two issues from 1819. The United Provinces of South America (or United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata), which included parts of present-day Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay as well as the Falkland Islands, was the predecessor state of Argentina during its war of independence from Spain (1810-1818). Mostly the work of Funes, its first constitution was issued in 1819. It was rejected by most of the rural provinces because it established a strong central government. This led to a civil war that was settled by rescinding this constitution. Some issues have an additional four-page manifesto indicting Spanish cruelty. OCLC locates 2 copies in North American Law Libraries (Library of Congress, Harvard). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 16059. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 59765.

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        Veduta degl' avanzi d'uno de principali ingressi del Colosseo." Blick durch eines der Haupttore in das Innere des Kolosseums

      Kupferstich von Luigi Rossini aus der Folge "Le Antichità Romane ossia Raccolta delle piu interessenti Vedute di Roma Antica ..." 1819. 45.5x36 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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        British Institution for promoting the Fine Arts in the United KingdomÖ

      London,: W. Bulmer, 1819.. Quarto, 28pp., folding plate, uncut; a little dusted and some foxing, very good, in the original plain paper wrappers, manuscript '1819' in ink to front. A second rarity from the British Institution, again listing paintings by John Glover. As with the prior item in this list, these exhibition catalogues are only very rarely offered for sale, and are scarce in libraries. An attractive inclusion in this issue is the folding engraved plate, which shows simple sketches of many of the eminent visitors to the exhibition.This particular catalogue dates from 1819, after Glover's fruitful sketching tours of the Lake District and Wales. As a result, it is not surprising to learn that he exhibited two large canvases here, the first his view of 'Tintern Abbey', much beloved of the Romantics, and a second of 'Durham Cathedral'. The painting of Tintern Abbey may well be the same painting he is known to have exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1818, where it was listed as "Superb in ruins, still the holy pile, etc." Interestingly, the great historian of the RA Algernon Graves attributes the painting to Glover's eldest son John Richardson Glover, but recent work appears to confirm the work was executed by the elder Glover; indeed, the attribution here to "J. Glover" would seem to strongly support this thesis.Regarding the second Glover painting listed here, it is known that he sold a vast painting of Durham Cathedral for 500 guineas in 1812, and that he painted the subject again in 1838. This 1819 canvas, listed as a modest 2'3" by 4'3", would appear to be a third version.Among the many other contributors listed here are also Constable, William Glover, Richard Westall, and Samuel Prout, uncle of the more famous John Skinner Prout.

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        Der alte Adam. Eine neue Familiengeschichte

      Gotha, Becker 1819. 20 cm. 4 Bände. 336; 352; 408; 466 Seiten Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit - Goed. V, 469, 18 - Killy Band 1, S. 430 - Erstausgabe. "Der politisch-satirische Roman "Der alte Adam" ist durchsetzt mit ausführlichen politischen Abhandlungen." Leihbibliotheksexemplar von Riegel in Potsdam, die Schildchen teils von den Innendeckeln abgerissen, Einbände mit Schabspuren, Band 1 anfangs fingerfleckig, sonst gut, breitrandig und unbeschnitten, Stempel auf Vorsatzblatt -

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        Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders, or the reverse of Sporting Phrases taken from the work entitled Indispensable Accomplishments.

      London, S. & J. Fuller, 1815[-1819]. - Landscape folio (25 x 34.4 cm). Engr. title page, 7 hand-coloured engraved plates by Alken, plate 5 with J. Whatman 1819 mark. First edition, early issue. The first of Alken's works to have a title page, "lacking from a great many copies" (Dixon). Signed Ben Tally Ho, the title good-humouredly explains that the plates are a reply to Robert Frankland's "Indispensable Accomplishments", a set of six Leicestershire hunting prints published in June 1811. Where Frankland blames the horse for any failures, Alken aims to show how a perfectly good horse can be handicapped by an "unqualified" or untrained rider. - Light browning to sky areas and plate margins, later red hard-grained half morocco, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, rebacked preserving spine. Provenance: Alfred N. Beadleston (bookplate). Dixon 4 (two plates watermarked 1819). Mellon/Snelgrove 3. Schwerdt I, 20 (1813 watermark). Siltzer 69 & 74. Tooley 44. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A new chart of the Coast of Brazil from Maranham to Rio de Janeiro

      A quintessential British chart of the Brazilian Coast, with inset maps of the most important Provinces. 1819. London. Working nautical chart with pencil notes, cleaned and backed in new linen, a few wormholes barely perceptible. 1320 mm x 660 mm. Norie?s is a splendid map of the coast of Brazil, extending from the Marañon to Rio de Janeiro. Features six inset maps of Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro from the harbor, Bahia, S. Marcos Bay, Fernando de Noronha and S. Louis de Maranham; and coastal profiles that aided navigators identify important landmarks. The cartouche is highly decorative and shows an agricultural theme. By the time the chart was published, Brazil was already a considerable power, fomented by the fact that the Portuguese court had moved to Rio de Janeiro after being ?expelled? from Portugal, reestablishing in the colonial seat of Rio. This decision, along with the considerable development Brazil would undertake in the early 19th century, brought an ever-growing interest in the region from Europeans: this chart reflects that. The chart was first compiled under William Heather in 1810; this is a new edition, which contains updates and revisions. Extremely rare, only one other copy in OCLC, a fact that might be explained by the fact that Norie is known for publishing more specific regional charts of Brazil in the 1820?s. Norie (1772 ? 1843) was a British teacher of navigation, chart maker and publisher of maritime manuals; he commenced his activities under Heather, who was a prominent purveyor and publisher of nautical charts & pilots, in 1765, he took over Mount and Page?s firm. Norie?s was an industrial man; he soon converted the firm he took from his mentor (Heather) into a very profitable one.

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        LA SAINTE BIBLE (7 of 8 Volumes)

      Chez. Th. Desoer, Libraire. Very Good-. 1819. Hardcover. 7 of presumably 8 volumes, for a total of 3,539 pages. Pocket size: 5.5" x 3.5". Full brown leather bound covers with black spine labels, gilt stamping, and gilt borders on covers have wear to corners and caps. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Marbled end pages. Pages clean and unfoxed and untoned. Sewn-in ribbon page markers. .

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        DIVINA COMMEDIA Illustrata di Note Da Romualdo Zotti [Dell Inferno; Del Purgatorio; Il Paradiso; Vita di Dante]

      London: Presso di R. Zotti, 1819-1820. 3 volumes. The second of Zotti’s two rare Italian editions printed in England, revised and with expanded notes and commentary. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Dante in volume one. 8vo, full contemporary dark calf, the boards with a rolled frame in blind, the spines gilt tooled flat bands creating compartments with either gilt lettering or central gilt tooled devices, fine marbled endpapers and blind stippled turn-ins and board edges. lii, 463; 455; 491 pp. A fine and beautiful set, internally as fresh, clean and solid as could be found, appearing nearly unused and beautifully preserved. The contemporary calf bindings very handsome and proper, also beautifully preserved, one hinge of volume three quite tender, easily repairable. RARE, OF ZOTTI’S TWO PRINTINGS OF DANTE THE TOTAL NUMBER LISTED IN LIBRARY HOLDINGS IS ONLY 43 COPIES, AND THIS EDITION BEING ONLY 23 OF THOSE. Of these listed, some are incomplete and most do not have the portrait of Dante. Zotti, an Italian printer living in London but publishing in Italian was an important figure in the importation of Italian literature into the English speaking world. It is in no way surprising that this, Zotti’s second edition of Dante, was printed the same year as the first complete modern English translation. Zotti’s Dante includes important notes and commentary, Zotti’s introduction, and a ‘Vita’ edited from that of Girolamo Tiraboschi.

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        Comentari Sulla Prima Parte de Codice per lo Regno Delle due Sicilie

      1819. Magliano, Francesco. Carrillo, Filippo. Comentari Sulla Prima Parte de Codice per lo Regno Delle due Sicilie. Naples: Dalla Tipografia del Giornale del Regno Delle Due Sicilie, 1819-1825. Six volumes, in three books, and index volume. Complete set. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt spines, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, rear hinge of Volume 3-4 partially cracked, minor worming to preliminaries of Volume 1-2. Moderate toning, occasional foxing, internally clean. A very nice set. * Only edition. The authors did not complete commentaries on other parts of the code. OCLC locates 1 copy, in Scotland, none in North America.

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        Historic Military and Naval Anecdotes,

      London: Edward Orme Publisher to the King and the Prince Regent, , 1819, but c.1825. Of Personal Valour, Bravery, and Particular Incidents which Occurred to the Armies of Great Britain and Her Allies, in the Long Contested War, Terminating in the Battle of Waterloo. Edited and published by, and engraved under the Direction of … Folio (334 × 270 mm). Twentieth-century royal blue crushed morocco by Birdsall, title gilt to spine, raised bands, double gilt ruled panels to the compartments, attractive concentric gilt panels to the boards with large laurel wreath corner-pieces, beaded edge-roll, all edges gilt, wide-turn-ins with gilt rolls and laurel wreath corner-pieces, marbled endpapers. 40 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Manskirch, Heath, Atkinson and others, the majority engraved by Dubourg and Clark. Very light shelf-wear, lower corners a touch bumped, some offsetting from, but not to the plates, a few minor edge-splits, one short tear just biting the edge of one plate, neatly repaired, a very handsome copy. Early state, the plates watermarked 1825, text variously 1811, 1812, 1817. The plates have issue dates between 1815 and 1818, and were first assembled in book form in 1819. Abbey and Tooley are at variance on the status of differing issues, but Abbey concludes, "it would appear reasonable to assume that the early state of the book has a dated title," as here. The colour is excellent. Orme was the son of a Manchester fustian manufacturer who came to London around 1794, his first engraving being published by his brother Daniel in that year. "On 21 January 1799 Orme was appointed printseller in ordinary to George III and on 5 April 1820 editor of prints in ordinary to George IV. In May 1800 he had a shop in Conduit Street, London (at the corner of George Street), and in 1801 exhibited a portrait at the Royal Academy. In the same year he established himself at 59 New Bond Street, London, at the corner of Brook Street, and published Rudiments of Landscape, a volume of uncoloured etchings after his brother William's drawings" (ODNB). He then embarked on the publication of a series of highly popular aquatint books of which this was to be the last. He had begun investing in property around 1809, and in 1824 he closed the shop and concentrated on a new career as a property developer. "Edward Orme was, after Rudolph Ackermann, the most important publisher of illustrated books during the short golden age of the coloured aquatint." The present work is a highly effective visualization of the most memorable "anecdotes" from this remarkable period of British successes, martial and naval, including Wellington and Blücher meeting at La Belle Alliance; the deaths of Ponsonby and Picton; the taking of the French eagle at Barrosa; Uxbridge wounded; Nelson in the cockpit at the Battle of the Nile; and the boarding of the Chesapeake. Highly desirable thus.

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        Litta Famiglie Celebri 1819: Famiglia Medici di Firenze 34 Tavole

      

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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

      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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        Tratado De Commercio, E Navegacao Entre os Muito Altos, E Muito

      1819. [Portugal]. [Brazil]. Tratado De Commercio, E Navegacao Entre os Muito Altos, E Muito Poderosos Senhores O Principe Regente de Portugal, E el Rei do Reino Unido da Grande Bretanha e Irlanda, Assignado no Rio de Janeiro Pelos Plenipotenciarios de Huma e Outra Corte em 19 Fevereiro de 1810. E Ratificado por Ambas. Lisbon: Na Impressao Regia, 1819. 33 pp. Double-column text in Portuguese and English. Folio (12" x 8"). Recent half-calf over marbled boards, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, ribbon marker. Light toning to text, internally clean. * A rare printing of the 1810 treaty between Portugal and Great Britain which opened all Brazilian ports to English merchants, marking the first time that non-Portuguese dealers were allowed to trade directly with Brazil. The treaty was drawn up during the Peninsula Campaign, when Portugal was especially dependent on Great Britain; its republication reveals the radical changes brought about by the Napoleonic Wars. Our 1819 printing and the 1810 printing, issued in London, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, are very scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1819 imprint (at Florida State University). Not in Kress or Goldsmiths.'

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        THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE; A POEM - 3 VOLUMES COMPLETE 3rd Edition

      London: R. Ackermann, 1819-1820. 3rd edition. Hardcover. Very Good. William Rowlandson. Vol. 1- 276 pages, Vol. 2- 277 pages, Vol. 3- 270 pages. 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. Green calf binding, gilt lettering on spine, 5 raised bands, decorated compartments, gilt floral pattern on inner dentelle, top edge of text block gilt, end papers marbled, vol. 1- 29 + vol. 2- 24 + vol. 3- 24 + colored lithographs. Condition of each volume is VERY GOOD: wear overall- esp. to spine edges and corners, a few light scuff marks to covers, spines darkened- spine edges worn, spines a bit dry, a few pages & fep.s with light foxing, lithographs clean, bindings tight, each volume was bound by Root & Son as stated, each volume with bookplate of A. Van Rensselaer on inside of front cover. N.D. on title pages, 3rd edition stated- on binding dates 1819 & 1820. Vol. 1- spine edges heavily worn- covers a bit loose esp. rear cover, 3 raised bands missing some leather. Chipping to leather labels on Vols. 1&2. Poetry, RGR.

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        The Tour of Dr. Syntax, in Search of the Picturesque: A Poem [with] The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Consolation: A Poem [with] The Third Tour of Dr. Syntax, in Search of a Wife: A Poem

      London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1819-[1821]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. A mixed set. Volume 1: Eighth edition. Original brown cloth; collates complete, with frontis., engraved title-p., 29 plates, engraved tail-piece. Volume 2: Third edition. Original blue cloth; with frontispiece and 22 plates (lacking one at p. 270, Dr. Syntax at Freemason's Hall). Volume 3: First edition. Original blue cloth; complete with frontis., engraved title-p., 23 plates, hand-colored tail-piece. A grand total of 79 full-page hand-colored engravings by Rowlandson (including the title-pages for Volumes 1 and 3). All volumes: Cloth a bit scuffed and wrinkled; spine tips, corners, and edges of boards lightly bumped; with nice, clean, text blocks and bright plates. A wonderful and colorful (literally and figuratively) set, popular in its day, and still charming.

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        Pheasants, M & F [Plate LVII]

      [Edinburgh: 1819-1834]. Hand coloured engraving, finished with gum arabic. Printed on wove Whatman paper. 21 1/8 x 26 3/8 inches. A beautiful print of pheasants from John Selby's seminal bird book "Illustrations of British Ornithology." Prideaux John Selby was a versatile gentleman naturalist. Born on 23 July 1788 in Alnwick, Northumberland, he inherited Twizell House and its estate in 1804, and throughout his life did not neglect his duties as a landowner, magistrate, High Sheriff, and then Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland. He married Lewis Tabitha Mitford, the daughter of Bertram Mitford of Mitford Castle, Northumberland, in 1810, and by 1817 had a happy marriage, three daughters, and a house that had become a sort of upmarket staging-post for naturalists heading North and South along the nearby Great North Road. Visitors were to include John James Audubon (who gave Selby and his brother-in-law Robert Mitford lessons in drawing), Sir William Jardine (one of Selby's closest friends and a collaborator on various later works), John Gould, William Yarrell, H.E.Strickland, to name but a few. Natural history and ornithology had been Selby's passions from youth, and Christine Jackson notes, in her excellent introduction to the Sotheby's catalogue of the sale of the Bradley Martin collection of Selby watercolours, that, besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds. Since he had an incomplete pictorial record of his birds, many remained to be drawn while publication of the parts of the work proceeded. The aim was to issue each part comprising twelve plates at regular intervals of six months. The size of the paper chosen was elephant folio (27" x 21½") in order that most of the birds might be represented life- size. For each plate, Selby made watercolor paintings of the species." "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishing to lighten it" (Jackson, Bird Etchings, pp.202-204). BM (NH) IV,pp.1896-1896; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.141; cf. Nissen IVB 853; cf. Zimmer p.571.

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        Samlade skrifter.

      I-IV. Uppsala, Palmblad & comp., 1819-20 respektive Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, 1824 respektive J. Hörberg, 1835-(36). 8:o. (12),143,148-64,161-207,(1) + (4),348,(1) + (4),475 + (8),272 s. Fyra eleganta gröna lackade hfrbd med blekta rikt guldornerade ryggar i empirestil (Hedberg). Marmorerade snitt. Ryggarna ngt nötta upp- och nedtill samt med några obetydliga små fläckar. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Fuktrand överst på de första och sista sidorna i del IV, vilka också är hämtade från ett annat ex. Med Gunnar Philipsons exlibris.. Utgiven på A. Wiborgs förlag av E. G. Geijer. Första samlade upplagan

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        The Complete Confectioner;

      London: Samuel Leigh, 1819 Or the Whole Art of Confectionary made Easy: Also Receipts for home made wines, cordials, French and Italian liqueurs, &c. Eighth edition, corrected and improved by JJ Machet, Distiller and Confectioner, at Paris. In brown half leather with marbled boards, a little rubbed and bumped at edges, small mark and tear to top board. Spine, relaid keeping old, gilt tooling and title. Internally, small bookseller label to fpd, some light browning and stain marks to front and rear blanks and the frontis and title page, lacks half title, (iii-xxiv), 261 pp, 10 plates, 3 of which are pull out, [2] adverts, and in the 2 last blank sheets someone has written in a receipt dated 1853, pencil note to fep. A wonderful copy of a scarce item. (See Oxford 117 for details of the 1809 first edition)The emblematic frontispiece to Nutt's book (1819 edition) shows the goddess Pomona revealing the most luxurious fruit of the Georgian age, the delicious pine or pineapple.

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. With a life of the Author, Also a view of the doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French Economists; with a method of facilitating the study of his works; from the French of M. Garnier

      Printed for William Allason and J. Maynard. London, and W. Blair. Edinburgh. 1819. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches). Some minor browning to the first and last couple of leaves of each volume otherwise very good copies bound, without the half titles, in fine recent bindings of contemporary style full sprinkled antique style brown calf. The spines with five raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt. Red title labels, gilt. Boards with floral roll borders in gilt. All edges marbled. Generally this is a very good, tight set in attractive bindings.

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        Victories of the Duke of Wellington, From Drawings

      Rodwell and Martin, London, 1819. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Later 1/4 green leather over boards. Foxed and age toned, short repaired tears to the edges of the frontis and title page. 12 engraved plates hand colored, with foxing and browning to the margins, but the images themselves largely clean and bright. Considerable offsetting to most of the facing text pages. One plate with a faint crease. Previous owner's inscription to the front blank, bookplate, signature to title. & & Westall, Queen Victoria's drawing master, is most famous for his portraits of Byron and his depictions of the life of Horatio Nelson examples of which hang in the National Portrait Gallery and the National Maritime Museum, respectively. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042515. .

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        COLLECTION DE COSTUMES SUISSES DES XXII CANTONS, peints par J. Reinhard de Lucerne

      Basel: Birmann & Huber, 1819 [1823]. 46 finely hand-colored engraved costume plates, each with a leaf of descriptive letterpress. 3 plates showing Whatman watermarks (plate 8: 1811; plate 36: 1823; and plate 41: 1819) 4to, beautifully bound in late 19th or early 20th century full crimson crushed morocco by J. Kulbsho, the boards feature fine gilt ruled and stippled frame with large floral corner-pieces, the spine with gilt floral decorations in gilt framed compartments between ruled raised bands, one compartment and the spine tail lettered in gilt, all edges gilt., turn-ins and board edges gilt decorated. A beautiful copy, the plates are fresh and clean with bright colours, the binding most impressive and in excellent condition, one plate with minor repair. VERY RARE. A beautiful early 19th century costume book, the hand-colouring of the plates is very masterfully achieved. The very handsome binding also makes an extremely lovely presentation. Three of the plates show Whatman Turkey Mill watermarks; Whatman paper is considered to be one of the finest English handmade papers of the 18th century. The elder James Whatman began to produce good quality white paper at his Turkey Mill in Kent around 1740. Until this time England was largely dependent on the importation of paper from neighbouring countries such as Holland, France and Germany. William Balston and the Hollingsworth Brothers became the main papermakers at Turkey Mill. These papermakers were given rights to the Whatman name after 1807. The fact that by this time their papers were being used in Switzerland gives credit to their accomplishments in bringing English papers up to, or even beyond, continental standards.

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        Der Gartenfreund, oder vollständiger, auf Theorie und Erfahrung gegründeter Unterricht über die Behandlung des Bodens und Erziehung der Gewächse in Küchen-, Obst- und Blumengarten in Verbindung mit dem Zimmer- und Fenstergarten. Nebst einem Anhange über den Hopfenbau.

      - Wien, im Verlage der F. Härter'schen Buchhandlung, 1819. 8vo. pp. (2), 544, with charming engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf, spine with 3 gilt lettered labels. Stafleu & Cowan VII, page 462, give an extensive list of the various editions of this important and popular gardening book. The first edition was published in Berlin 1818, the present edition is not listed but is likely the first Austrian edition. Johann Wredow (1773-1823) was a German clergyman, teacher and botanist. The beautiful engraved frontispiece shows a garden with many flowering plants, children playing in the foreground. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Texas, ou Notice historique sur Le Champ d'Asile

      Paris: Gand, (Brasseur aîné for) Béguin, Béchet, et al., 1819. 8vo., (8 4/8 x 5 2/8 inches). Half-title, SIGNED BY HARTMANN on the verso. Folding engraved view-plan of Le Champ d'Asile (title and first leaf of dedication creased, some heavy spotting, edges a bit frayed). Original blue vinegar marbled paper wrappers (creased and chipped at edges with minor loss). First edition of an "indispensable source and by far the best" of the four earliest accounts (one fictional) of the short-lived Bonapartist colony of Champ d'Asile, established and dispersed within six months in 1819. Conceived by the exiled Napoleonic general Charles F.A. Lallemand, ostensibly as a place for defeated Napoleonic veterans to begin new lives (but in fact with a hazy military agenda, cf. Streeter, Bibliography of Texas, I, pp. 58-59), the illegal settlement was established on land in the disputed border area between Louisiana and Texas which the United States and Spain, desperate to avoid an armed confrontation, had finally declared a "Neutral Ground" in 1806. Spanish troops were soon dispatched to evict the settlers, while US pressure forced another French colony, under the pirate Jean Lafitte, to leave Galveston. By 1819 the Adams-Onis Treaty finally abolished the neutral zone, establishing the Sabine River as the border between New Spain and the United States. Meanwhile the starving Champ d'Asile settlers had been forced to retreat to New Orléans. Thus the Champ d'Asile colony precipitated a diplomatic resolution of a potentially inflammatory border dispute. Its mark on popular literature and art in France were equally far-reaching. During its brief existence, and although it at no point included more than 100 settlers and in all may have numbered 160 (including 4 women and 4 children, according to the list of "Cohorts" on pp. 51-57), the Champ d'Asile inflamed the imaginations of the French and encouraged nostalgia for the empire. Soon after their return, ex-colonists began publishing accounts of their travails (in part to elicit charitable support), and songs, engravings and lithographs mushroomed; images of the Champ d'Asile soon appeared on wallpaper and on labels to liqueur bottles. The theme remained persistent in French literature throughout the 19th century and even resurfaced in a novel of the 1980s. Of the four full-length books, including the fictionalized 'L'Héroïne du Texas', published in 1819-1820, the present account "is the only one. to give a brief but more or less consecutive account of the founding of the colony, the life there, the retreat to Galveston, and the dispersal of the colonists to the four winds" (Streeter). Dedicated to the subscribers to a charitable fund for the refugee colonists, it consists of the separate diaries of Hartmann and Millard, a list of the colonists, and Lallemand's deceptively peaceful manifesto (pp. 44-48), with a folding plate showing the buildings and layout of Champ d'Asile. The anonymous authors of both 'L'Héroïne' and the 1820 'Le Champ d'Asile au Texas' freely plagiarized Hartmann and Millard's narrative. Rare, especially in original wrappers. Streeter Texas, 1069; Sabin 30706; Howes H-270; Graff 2487; Jenkins Basic Texas Books, 85. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries.com .

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        LE TEXAS, OU NOTICE HISTORIQUE SUR LE CHAMP D'ASILE

      Paris: Chez Beguin, 1819.. [6],[4],135pp. plus folding plate. Antique half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Some light foxing and faint dampstaining. Signed by the author, as usual. Very good. This is the primary source book for the history of the ill-fated effort of a group of Napoleonic veterans to establish a colony in Texas. The French group, under Gen. C.F.A. Lallemand, landed at Galveston in January 1818 and attempted to establish a colony on the Trinity River. The effort failed that summer, and the remaining starving colonists retreated to New Orleans. Despite its short life, the colony was the center of an important episode in the maneuvering between Spain, the United States, and the not yet independent state of Mexico, for control of Texas. The French settlers dreamed of establishing a new Napoleonic empire in the New World, and with more support they might have succeeded. This is one of four contemporary French books on the Champ d'Asile colony, and Streeter calls it "an indispensable source and by far the best of the group." It consists of the diaries of Hartmann and Millard, a list of colonists, and Lallemand's proclamation, as well as a folding plate showing the layout of the colony. A rare and important piece of early Texana. STREETER 1069. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 85. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 6. HOWES H270, "b." MONAGHAN 792. RAINES, p.109. SABIN 30706.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Hamlet, sorgespel i fem akter.

      Första gången uppförd på Kongl. theatern i Stockholm d. 26 mars 1819. Fri öfversättning från engelskan. Sthlm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1819. 8:o. 88,(2) s. Marmorerat pappbd från 1900-talets mitt med svart titeletikett och gröna stänkta snitt. Genomgående ngt lager- och solkfläckig. Några solkfläckar i inre marginalen på s. 41-45 och i text och marginaler på s. 51-52. Med Eric Törnquists och Lars Laurentiis exlibris.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 213. Vingedal Shakespeares ordmagi på svenska s. 36. Översatt av Per Adolf Granberg och omarbetad för scenen av Gustaf Fredrik Åkerhielm, "förste directeur vid k. m:ts spectakler". Detta är den första tryckta svenska översättningen av "Hamlet", vilken tillkom i samband med att pjäsen för första gången sattes upp i Stockholm. I det anonyma företalet, som här är inbundet sist, står att läsa: "för att ej framställa originalets former med sådane proportioner, som möjligen kunde åstadkomma något obehagligt intryck, har man begagnat rättigheten af en fri öfversättning, och stundom undvikit eller beslöjat vissa uttryck." Vingedal karaktäriserar resultatet av denna kraftiga bearbetning som "ett oförargerligt familjedrama"

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        A Statistical, Political, and Historical Account of the United States of North America; from the Period of Their First Colonization to the Present Day.

      Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh 1819 - In three volumes. lxiv, 552pp; xii, 571pp; xii, 588pp. Original brown paper covered boards with paper labels affixed to the spines, all edges uncut. With one large folding map of the city of Washington and territory of Columbia and one small map of the Delta of the Mississippi. Includes sections on the states and territories; the federal government and public establishments connected to it; the Indians; the population, agriculture, trade, revenue and resources; manufactures; commerce; canals and roads, etc. Small bookplates of the Regency Circulating Library of Whitehaven on the front pastedowns, mild scattered foxing troughout, paper loss to the spines (especially of volume II), edges dusty, wear to extremities, occasional tear to the leaves. Lacks one folding map. A good set. Howes W99. Sabin 101366.; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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