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        Della Istoria d'Italia antica e moderna. con carte geografiche e tavole incise in rame.

      Giegler e Bianchi,, Milano, 1819 - Diciannove volumi di cm. 21, pp. 10.000 circa complessive. Con 95 tavole fuori testo nitidamente incise in rame. Splendida legatura coeva uniforme in pieno vitello blu notte, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da triplo filetto dorato, dentelles interne. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Perfetta conservazione. Legatura firmata ed eseguita nel celebre atelier parigino di Bradel-Derome. Ex libris nobiliare. Prima (ed unica) edizione di quest'opera monumentale arricchita di un piacevole apparato iconografico (ritratti, carte geografiche, medaglie e scene storiche). Tavole sinottiche alla fine di ciascun volume. Non comune, soprattutto in tale legatura. Copia da grande collezione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description of a new or improved method of constructing wheel-carriages;

      8vo., double-page engraved folding plate with 9 figures, 41 + (1)pp., with an author's advertisement slip tipped in before the text and with an errata leaf tipped in at the end, well bound in modern half calf, spine lettered in gilt. A fine copy.Publisher: Liverpool: printed by G.F. Harris's widow and brothers.Year: 1819Edition: First, and apparently only, edition.

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        A description of the sights, or, instruments for pointing guns; proposed by Major General Sir William Congreve, Bart. for the use of the Navy, and now adopted in that service. With an account of the practice made with them on board H.M.S. Liffey*. To which is added a short review of the proceedings relative to these sights: and a series of instructions for the use of them, shewing that they may also be applied to ascertain the distance of an enemy's ship at sea, and giving a very simple rule for this important application of them.

      London: printed by J. Whiting; published by T. Egerton 1819 - royal 8vo., 3 engraved plates (2 of which are folding), vi + (7) - 25 + (2) + 24 - 55 + (1)pp., including the half-title (which has some soiling), original soiled boards, neatly rebacked. A very good large copy with the contemporary ownership signature of 'Henry Beaufoy**, South Lambeth. April 1820'>, at head of title. Second edition: very rare. [Of the 1st ed. of 1818, OCLC & COPAC find copies only at BL + Camb. + Bodleian: of the 1819 2nd ed. copies located at BL + US Navy Lib. (DC) + US Army Lib. (PA)]. A relatively little known contribution to military technology by William Congreve (1772-1828), best known now for his designs for military rockets, the 'Congreve Rocket system', which he regarded as in every way superior to conventional military and naval ordnance. Among the 18 or so patents taken out by Congreve between May 1808 and February 1827, none appears, however, to be for his gun sights. * H.M.S. Liffey (1813-1827) was a 40 gun (later 50 gun) Endymion-class frigate built for the Royal Navy by Wigram, Wells & Green at Blackwall on the Thames. Launched in 1813, H.M.S. Liffey saw action in the First Burmese War but was finally broken up in July 1827. ** Henry Beaufoy was a son of the astronomer and physicist Mark Beaufoy (1764-1827), a founder member of the Society for the Improvement of Naval Architecture. It was Henry who in 1834 was to publish his father's experimental research into the relationship between hull shapes and water resistance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

      Joseph Milligan, Georgetown 1819 - Original brown leather boards, worn on edges with remains of filigree gilt decoration; leather spine with gilt lines, floral decoration and black label lettered in gilt. Internally original marbled endpapers have been retained, the rear free one with loss to lower corner; the gutters strengthened with brown tape; water damage shows on reverse of ffep; grubby title page with ghost of contemporaneous signature; top margin of Preface page exciced and below it indecipherable inscription dated 1848; intermittent finger soiling in margins, the area of text consistently darkened; binding tight. A faint 1cm x 5cm water mark at the base of the gutter of pages 352/353 is more distinct by pages 428/429 and measures 5cm x 2 cm; after this marks become more extensive (50% of Index page and the last four blanks). Pp (1), viii, 448, 8 + (4). When free standing, the book leans. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ART DE VERIFIER LES DATES DES FAITS HISTORIQUES, DES INSCRIPTIONS, DES CHRONIQUES, ET AUTRES ANCIENS MONUMENTS, AVANT L'ERE CHRETIENNE... DEPUIS LA NAISSANCE DE NOTRE SEIGNEUR... L'ART DE VERIFIER LES DATES DEPUIS L'ANNEE 1770 JUSQ'A NOS JOURS; FORMANT LA CONTINUATION, OU TROISIEME PARTIE DE L'OUVRAGE PUBLIE' SOUS CE NOM, PAR LES RELIGIEUX BENEDICTINS DE LA CONGREGATION DE SAINT-MAUR.

      Moreau (et autres), 1819. (Codice AN/3053) Oeuvre complète, 42 volumes in-8 environ 480/500 pages par vol., divisés en 3 parties de 5 + 18 + 19. Illustrée avec beaucoup de tableaux, meme très grands et rempliés. Tables comprises dans les derniers volumes des section 1 et 2, tables separées pour la section 3 (formant le dernier volume des 42). Anciennes signatures aux pages de garde des premières 5 volumes, aucune trace d'usage aux autres 37. Rousseurs. Reliures uniformes en demi-veau du temps, dos lisse avec filets et fleurons dorés, titres et tomaisons or. Quelques epidermures mais très bel ètat. L'ensemble des 42 volumes occupe m. 1,22. Euro 2500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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

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

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        O modo de resuscitar os mortos. Conto Persiano.

      Lisbon: Typografia Rollandiana for F. B. O. de M. Mechas, 1819. 8vo, in unfolded sheets (sheet size 317 x 404 mm). One and 1/2 sheets, A8 B4 (A2 and B1 signed). 24 pp. Laid paper, no watermark, untrimmed deckle edges. Fine.*** A story from the Arabian Nights, the tale of King Feridoun and his vain search for a perfectly happy man. Most of the half sheet (B2r-B4v, pp. 19-24) contains a list of books in wrappers sold by Mechas (Catalogo de alguns Livros que ha para vender brochados em Casa do Editor F. B. O. de M. Mechas...). Either the printer-publisher mistakenly let the story overlap onto a second sheet (with 6 lines on B1r, B1v blank), and decided to fill the rest of the half sheet with a list of his books in wrappers, or, more likely, the pamphlet tale was produced as a vehicle for the advertisement. OCLC locates one copy, at Princeton.

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        LANDSHUT. - Martinskirche. "St. Martins=Pfarrkirche in Landshut". Prächtige Ansicht mit reicher mittelalterlicher Personenstaffage.

      - Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten von Dom. Quaglio, 1819, 45,5 x 34,5 cm. Trost L56; Lentner 8674: "Seltene Incunabel der Lithographie. - Prachtblatt". - Architektonisch interessante Darstellung mit dem hohen Kirchturm in der Bildmitte; die Häuserzeile der Altstadt mit dem einbezogenen Kirchenportal zieht sich von vorne rechts bis zum Fluchtpunkt hinten. Unter den zahlreichen Personen auch einige Studenten als Hinweis auf die Tatsache, daß Landshut früher Sitz einer Universität war. - "Das vorliegende Blatt macht uns umsomehr Freude, da uns bisher keine treue Abbildung dieses Denkmals bekannt geworden war" (Schorns Kunstblatt Nr. 44 von 1820). - Mit ca. 3 cm Rand, sehr gut erhalten.

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        MEHKAREI HA-ARETS: SEFER MEDABER AL HA-ARZOT…ASHER YIZKERU BE-SIFREI HA-KODESH

      Wien: Gedruckt Bey Georg Holzinger,. 1819. Hardcover. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 122 pages, 17cm. In Hebrew with some Latin characters. Title translates to “Research of the Land: A Book Covering the Lands Covered in the Holy Books. ” Lowisohn published this distinctly modern study and census nearly a century before the official advent of Zionism, covering the many places that appear in the bible. Lowisohn (1788-1821) was a Jewish Hungarian historian and poet who brought the ideas of the German enlightenment to Hungary. The distinctly secular approach to biblical geography makes this piece particularly relevant to later Jewish nationalism. SUBJECTS: Palestine – Topography. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Denmark, Ets Haim-Amsterdam) , none outside Northern Europe. Vinograd, Vienna 500. Binding repaired. Overall Very Good Condition. Scarce. (ZION-14-63) .

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        Description of the land and fresh water shells of the United States.

      Philadelphia : [Mitchell, Ames and White], 1819. "From Mitchell, Ames & White's third edition of Nicholson's Encyclopedia" (title page). Octavo, plain wrappers, upper section of title page with late nineteenth century paper restoration, [24] pp, illustrated with 4 engraved plates; scattered foxing. Sabin, 77380. Rare. Not in Shaw-Shoemaker, Early American imprints. Series II (1801-1819). The bibliography in Turton's A Manual of the land and fresh-water shells of the British Islands (London, 1840) lists an 1811 Philadelphia edition drawn from the fourth edition of Nicholson's Encyclopedia; however, this may possibly be an error as we can locate no other reference to an 1811 edition.

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        CHIEMSEE. - Herreninsel., "Ansicht eines Landungsplatzes bei der Kreuz-Kapelle". Blick auf die Kapelle mit drei Nachen auf dem See und reicher Personenstaffage, im Hintergrund Kirche und Kloster.

      Lithographie von Friedrich Wilhelm Doppelmayr bei J.G. Zeller, München, 1819, 21,5 x 30,5 cm. Winkler, 161, 19 Abb. auf S. 159 in F.W. Doppelmmayr, Zeichnungen und Skizzen nicht bei Lentner. - Die sehr seltene Ansicht des Nördlinger Juristen und "Litho-Dilettanten" Friedrich Wilhelm Doppelmayr (1776 - 1845) mit breitem, gering fleckigem Rand. Links unten im Rand Braunfleck. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        LANDSHUT. - Martinskirche., "St. Martins=Pfarrkirche in Landshut". Prächtige Ansicht mit reicher mittelalterlicher Personenstaffage.

      Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten von Dom. Quaglio, 1819, 45,5 x 34,5 cm. Trost L56 Lentner 8674: "Seltene Incunabel der Lithographie. - Prachtblatt". - Architektonisch interessante Darstellung mit dem hohen Kirchturm in der Bildmitte die Häuserzeile der Altstadt mit dem einbezogenen Kirchenportal zieht sich von vorne rechts bis zum Fluchtpunkt hinten. Unter den zahlreichen Personen auch einige Studenten als Hinweis auf die Tatsache, daß Landshut früher Sitz einer Universität war. - "Das vorliegende Blatt macht uns umsomehr Freude, da uns bisher keine treue Abbildung dieses Denkmals bekannt geworden war" (Schorns Kunstblatt Nr. 44 von 1820). - Mit ca. 3 cm Rand, sehr gut erhalten. BAYERN, Niederbayern

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        Luzernisches Intelligenz-Blatt. Jg. 1819 (52 Nummern komplett in einem Band).

      Luzern: Meyer, 1819. 516 S. Hardcover Vollständiger Jahrgang 1819 des von Xaver Meyer herausgegebenen Luzernischen Intelligenz-Blattes in altergemäß GUTEM Zustand. Pappband der Zeit, berieben und bestoßen. Seiten druck- und altersbedingt gebräunt, vereinzelt leicht randknittrig. Vereinzelte dezente Randanstreichungen, Text sauber. Wir haben weitere vollständige Jahrgänge dieser Publikation im Bestand, sprechen Sie uns an! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Altorf, A Tragedy First Represented in the Theatre of New-York, Feb 19, 1819

      Philadelphia: Published by M. Carey and Son, 1819, 1819. First edition. American Bibliography 50175; Wegelin, Early American Plays, page 82; Hill, American Plays, 334. Text somewhat browned and foxed; very good copy.. 8vo, recent green cloth, dark green morocco label, gilt lettering. The first book by Frances Wright (later D'Arusmont) (1795-1852), a play she began writing in Scotland, but did not publish until after she had moved to the United States in 1818. In the preface, she comments on the friendly reception she has received in the U.S. as a young, unknown author, and how it would have been difficult for her to publish and have performed a play such as this in England. Wright's sentiments were with social reform and progressive movements, and she became an influential abolitionist and promoter of feminist causes.

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        The Treble Almanack for the Year 1819 Containing 1.John Walton Stewarts Almanack II.The Englifh Court Regiftry III Wilfons Dublin Directory with New Correct Plan of the City Forming the Most Complete Lists Published of the Present Civil Military Naval

      Printed By Authority, Dublin 1819 - {. Establisments of Great Britain & Ireland Printed by Authority Dublin Sold by All the Booksellers} engraved frontispiece : Georgius Tertius. The Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanack compiled by John Watson Stewart, for the Year of our Lord 1819, being the Third after Leap-Year, the Fifty-Ninth Year of the Reign of King George III. til 25th October, and Nineteenth Year of the Union of Great Britain and Ireland. ect. Printed by John Watson Stewart Stationer, No. 1, ect. The English Registry for the Year of Our Lord, 1819; 215 pgs. Advertisments for Baths. or, A Collectiuon of Englifh Lists, Greatly Improved and enlarged containing His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, ect. Dublin (2) Index 5, Alterations During Printing 210 pgs. Wilson's Dublin Directory for the Year 1819, being the Fifty-Ninth Year of George III. until the 25th October, ect. containing An Alphabetical List of the Merchants, Traders, Judges, Barristers, Attornies, Solicitors, Advocates, Proctors, Public-Notaries, Physicians, Surgeons, ect. engraving of Royal Exchange. Dublin Printed by William Corbet 212 pgs. Annals12.pgs. Brown contempory calf, gilt title, bands, split, holding, marbled fore-edges, normal edgewear. Very Rare OCLC finds 2 in sets in Austrailia Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LETTERS WRITTEN DURING A TEN YEARS' RESIDENCE AT THE COURT OF TRIPOLI rom the original correspondence 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 2 volumi in 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 1 incisione acquarellata coeva in antiporta protetta da velina + XV + 2 non numerate + 1 carta geografica ripiegata + 375 + 2 carte non numerate + 2 carte bianche + 396 + 2 carte bianche. Legature coeve in mezza pelle verde con angoli. Titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti in tela. 7 incisioni in rame acquarellate coeve fuori testo. Lievi e sporadiche fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Terza edizione. Ex libris Ravà con invio manoscritto della moglie Violet Fenton. Cfr: Edwards Catalogue of books on Africa 322; Tooley 493; Abbey, Travel 299; Blackmer 1052.

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        The Hermit in London

      - London - Henry Colburn, 1819 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A collection of essays based on the author's observations in London. The first edition of this work, published from 1819-1820. This work was published anonymously but was actually written by Captain Felix Bryan Macdonogh. Felix Macdonogh was educated at Oriel College, Oxford. Prior to his literary career Macdonogh was captain in the Life Guards. He wrote for numerous periodicals. With the bookplate of one William Forbes Morgan to the front pastedown of all volumes. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, smart with patches of light rubbing to the spines, mostly to the head and tail. Small amount ofdamage to the spine labels of volume II. Small loss to therear board of volume I. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, William Forbes Morgan. Front hinge tovolume I is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spotting to endpapers and the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Vision;

      London: Taylor and Hessey,, 1819. or Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise ... Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary... The Second Edition, Corrected. With the Life of Dante, Additional Notes, and an Index. 3 volumes, octavo (215 × 136 mm). Late 19th-century tan polished calf, twin morocco labels to spines lettered gilt, gilt decorated compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and floral stamp to covers, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, silk page markers. Armorial bookplate of F. Reddaway to pastedowns. A touch of faint mottling to covers, cccasional spot of faint foxing to contents. An excellent, fresh set, very attractively bound. Second and best edition of Cary's translation, one of the most important of the Romantic era. "In January 1797 Cary began his translation of Dante's Divina commedia into blank verse. He started with the Purgatorio in 1797–8, but in 1800 he turned his attention to the Inferno, and it was this part which was published first, in 1805–6, accompanied by the Italian text. Sales were small, but Cary continued, and his translation was completed in 1812. As he could not find a publisher he published the work at his own expense (which he could ill afford) in 1814. It was entitled The Vision, or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, of Dante Alighieri, and was printed in three sextodecimo volumes in such small type that it was almost unreadable. Cary was not adept at self-promotion, and his translation initially attracted little attention... Then in October 1817 he made the acquaintance by chance of Coleridge at Littlehampton, and the praise which Coleridge gave to Cary's Dante in a lecture early in 1818 (reinforced by a favourable article by Ugo Foscolo in the Edinburgh Review) led to the sale of 1,000 copies in less than three months, and the publication of a second edition in 1819 ... This work is his chief claim to fame, and it remained a standard text well into the twentieth century, despite the fact that the number of translators of the work between 1782 and 1966 amounted to eighty-four. Cary's version was admired by Wordsworth, Keats, Lamb, Coleridge, Macaulay, and Ruskin, and in 1966 the author of a work on translations of the Divina commedia wrote 'Cary's version still holds its place as a minor classic, thanks to the fact that its author was a competent versifier with some poetic perception' [G. F. Cunningham, The 'Divine comedy' in English: a critical bibliography, 2 vols. (1965–6)]" (ODNB).

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        Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (Volumes XVII-XVIII, 1819-20, virtually complete)

      Vol. XVII, no. 790, January 9, 1819 - vol. XVIII, no. 893, December 30, 1820 (omitting nos. 789, 822 and 849). 102 issues, bound in one volume, folio, later half calf over marbled boards, a number of issues with subscriber's name of Mr. Bean or T. Nileham, Esq.; nos. 807, 826 and 871 with supplement; small repairs to fore-edges of 790, 809, 810, 811, 813, 840, 854 and 860; a few issues with ink marks and/or annotations; occasional tanning and mild foxing; otherwise generally clean and well preserved. A rare, substantially complete run of issues for the years 1819-20. The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser was Australia's first newspaper. The first edition was printed by George Howe (1769-1821) and was issued on March 5, 1803. The Gazette remained the Colony's only newspaper until 1824, when W.C. Wentworth's The Australian was established.

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        1819 1st American ed London Medical Dictionary PARR Illustrated Medicine Surgery

      Philadelphia : Published by Mitchell, Ames, and White ; William Brown, printer, 1819. First America edition. - 1819 1st American ed London Medical Dictionary PARR Illustrated Medicine Surgery A rare first America edition of the ‘London Medical Dictionary’ by Bartholomew Parr. This incredible two volume set includes dozens of full-page illustrations depicting human anatomy – skeletons, muscles, skulls, organs, nerves, fetus – and surgical tools. Item number: #460 Price: $950 PARR, Bartholomew The London medical dictionary : including, under distinct heads, every branch of medicine, viz. anatomy, physiology, and pathology, the practice of physic and surgery, therapeutics, and materia medica ; with whatever relates to medicine in natural philosophy, chemistry, and natural history Philadelphia : Published by Mitchell, Ames, and White ; William Brown, printer, 1819. First America edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 2 volumes: [xxi], 1020, 512, 157, [40 illustrations]. o v.1: A – myx o v.2: Naev – z • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • References: Shaw & Shoemaker, 49018. • Language: English • Size: ~11in X 9in (28cm x 23cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gymnastique Élémentaire Ou Cours Analytique et gradué D'exercices Propres a Développer et a Fortifier L' Organisation Humaine

      L. Colas, Paris 1819 - Holandesa piel de época con el lomo ligeramente ajado. Formato 4º menor. Pág Frontis+LX+205+12 láminas plegables. Con algunos puntitos de óxido. Buen estado general [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The useful plants of India alphabetically arranged with botanical descriptions, vernacular synonyms, and notices of their economical value in commerce, medicine and the arts.Madras, printed at the Asylum press by Wm. Thomas and sold by J. Higginbotham and Orr & Co. in Madras, and the Sircar Press in Trivandrum, 1858. 8vo. Contemporary dark green half calf.

      Bradley III, p. 92; Cat. Linnean Soc., p. 225; Pritzel 2421; Stafleu & Cowan 31700. Rare first edition (the only edition printed in India) of a comprehensive survey of the beneficial plants found in (British) India. The 666 entries give precise botanical information (colours, measurements, locations, names etc.) followed by more general descriptions detailing the history of the plants and their usefulness in various areas (medicine, industry, commerce, gastronomy, etc.). The medicinal information is still cited today. While most entries fill about half a page, there are several multiple-page entries for Cannabis sativa , Cocos nucifera , Musa paradisiaca , Oryza sativa , Papaver somniferum and others. The main text is followed by a glossary of botanical terms, a short overview of the Linnaean System and separate indexes in Latin, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindustani and Bengali.The book was written by Heber Drury (1819-1872), an English colonel with the Madras light infantry stationed in Travancore. Drury compiled his descriptions from various sources, including the works of Rheede, Ainslie, Roxburgh, Wallich, Wight and Royle, but also added facts from personal observations, especially regarding plants in Travancore. The rare Tranvancore orchid Paphiopedilum drury was named after him. With owner's stamps. Title-page slightly browned, with a couple minor spots, and a few tiny smudges in text, otherwise in very good condition. Spine a bit worn along the extremities, but the binding is otherwise attractive and firm.

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        Geschichte der gefürsteten Reichs-Abtei Corvey und der Städte Corvey und Höxter.

      Höxter, gedruckt bei Heinr. Ludw. Bohn, 1819. Erster Band, erste und zweite Abtheilung (alles) XI, 4 Bl., 338 Seiten und 240 Seiten 3 Bl. mit einen Titelkupfer (Höxter) 19 cm, späterer Leineneinband Einband leicht fleckig, Kupfer im guten fleckenfreien Zustand, Vortitel min. fleckig, sonst fast fleckenfreier frischer Zustand Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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        Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de la révolution de Saint-Domingue.

      Pillet Ainé 1819 - Lacroix, (Pamphile de- Baron). Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de la révolution de Saint-Domingue. Paris (Pillet Ainé) : 1819. 2 vol, in-8, (21x14 cm), XV + 416 pp et 2 ff. n. ch. 350 pp. 1 f.n.ch., relié demi-veau et coins -de la bb. de Guille-Allès– reliure post. dos orné, couv. conservée. Un des meilleurs ouvrage traitant des causes qui ont fait perdre cette colonie à la France. Ouvrage orné d’une grande carte repliée, de 48 x 73 cm, gravée par Lapie, d’un plan topographique de la Crête-à-Pierrot et d’un tableau de l’état général de Terre et de Mer employées à l’expédition de Saint-Domingue. Le livre de Pamphile de Lacroix est celui d’un témoin oculaire des évènements politiques qui embrasèrent Haïti au début du XIXe siècle et qui aboutit à l’indépendance du pays en 1804. Les positions de Lacroix, quant au gouvernement des colonies révèlent un esprit progressiste. Il suggère ainsi d’accorder aux habitants les pouvoirs de s’administrer, de se taxer et de se juger eux-mêmes, puisque leur fierté naturelle ne pouvait se résoudre à plier devant des autorités qui n’étaient pas créoles. L’ouvrage est précédé d’une explication des termes employés dans le livre. Edition originale. En bon état. The book of Pamphile de Lacroix gives a full description of the siege of ”Crete a Pierrot” in Haîti by the French Army by a ocular witness. The resistance of the Haitian army lead. Dessines gave way to the independance of the Island. The proposition of Pamphile de Lacroix were to give the population to administrate, taxe and judge themselves as they couldn’t accept the rules of people that were not Creole. With a big folding map (48 x 73 cm), a plan of the Crete-a-Pierrot and a table of the general state of the French army. Good condition half calf contemp, binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petit manuel Russe à l'usage des étrangers.St. Petersburg, Senat for N. Worobieuffl, 1819. 8vo. Bound in a later green buckram, original orange painted wrappers preserved.

      KVK (3 copies). New, revised and corrected edition of this rare manual to learn the Russian language with a short grammar, syntax, dialogues and a French-Russian systematic dictionary. Good copy.

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        Reis op de Perzische golf, en verder over land, van Indie naar Engeland, in 1817.Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1820. 8vo. With 4 aquatint plates, including a frontispiece by W.H. Hoogkamp. Original publisher's boards.

      NCC (6 copy, including 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 842; cf. Blackmer 811 (English edition). Rare Dutch translation of William Heude's A voyage up the Persian Gulf , first published in London in 1819. Little is known about Heude and the present narrative seems to be the only work left by him. Via Malabar and Bombay, Heude travelled to the Persian Gulf, proceeding to Babylon, Bagdad, Mosul, Mardin and Istanbul. He includes an account of pearl fishery and a noteworthy description of a journey through the mountains of Kurdistan, which is illustrated with 3 of the 4 fine aquatint plates. Typical for British Romantic travel writing, Heude appreciatively describes Bedouin life and the various religious sects he encounters. The last 4 pages with bookseller's stock list.Spine professionaly restored. Fine copy, uncut, in orignal publisher's boards.

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        Tableau des boulangers de Versailles autorisé par M. le maire de Versailles, pour l'année 1819. Précédé des décrets, arrêtés, ordonnances, réglemens et instructions concernant le commerce de la boulangerie.

      Versailles, J. Jacob fils aîné, 1819, in 16, de 104pp. 2ff., pl. veau raciné époque, dos lisse orné, chaînette dorée sur les plats, tr. dorées, bel exemplaire. Calendrier, noms et adresses, et texte du décret concernant l'exercice de la boulangerie à Versailles La permission n'est accordée qu'à "ceux qui seront de bonnes moeurs, et qui justifieront avoir fait leur apprentissage, et connaître les bons procédés de l'art". ¶ Rare, pas d'exemplaire de cette année au cat. CCFR : BNF la plus ancienne année conservée est 1821 - 1 ex. de 1816 à Versailles, mais pas de 1819. La dernière année de parution semble être 1843.

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        [Kitab Sharh Birkiwi Muhammad Efendi. Commentary on Birgivi]. Incipit: Marhum wa-magfurun lahu afdal 'ilman … Muhammad al-Birkiwi

      [Ottoman Turkey: , later 18th or early 19th century, 1819. [Ottoman Turkey, later 18th or early 19th century C.E.]. Text in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish, 15 lines in fine naskhi hand in black and red, fully vocalized, within gilt borders, on glazed laid paper. 125 numbered leaves, plus 1 index leaf. 1 vols. 12mo. Quarter leather and patterned paper boards. Six leaves remargined at gutter (1, 2, 115, 116, 125, 126), catchword erased from 125; short tear at top margin of index leaf, occasional smudging. Still very good overall. Text in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish, 15 lines in fine naskhi hand in black and red, fully vocalized, within gilt borders, on glazed laid paper. 125 numbered leaves, plus 1 index leaf. 1 vols. 12mo. Commentary on the Vasiyetname or testament of Mehmet Birgivi, a guide to proper conduct for Muslims. Imam Birgivi (928-981 A.H., 1522-1573 C.E.), Turkish Sufi and scholar, was also author of the well-known Tariqat al-muhammadiyya (Path of Muhammad). "Since the seventeenth century, it has been a major source and inspiration for the Salafi reform movement" (Ibrahim Kalin, Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy). The text follows the chapter organization of the Tariqat (composed in Arabic), and the colophon notes that the root text was composed in 980 and the Commentary in 1114, by 'Ali al-Qunawi. The colophon is incomplete as a catchword has been erased at the foot of the leaf and the chapter index begins at leaf 39. A late eighteenth-century or early nineteenth century manuscript copy of this devotional work. Cf. Princeton, Islamic Manuscripts, New Series no. 1644; Brockelmann, C. GAL, SII, 655 ( no. 10); Orientalischen Handschriften, XIII, 3 (30, 31)

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        Reis op de Perzische golf, en verder over land, van Indie naar Engeland, in 1817.Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1820. 8vo. With 4 aquatint plates, including a frontispiece by W.H. Hoogkamp. Original publisher's boards.

      NCC (6 copy, including 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 842; cf. Blackmer 811 (English edition). Rare Dutch translation of William Heude's A voyage up the Persian Gulf, first published in London in 1819. Little is known about Heude and the present narrative seems to be the only work left by him. Via Malabar and Bombay, Heude travelled to the Persian Gulf, proceeding to Babylon, Bagdad, Mosul, Mardin and Istanbul. He includes an account of pearl fishery and a noteworthy description of a journey through the mountains of Kurdistan, which is illustrated with 3 of the 4 fine aquatint plates. Typical for British Romantic travel writing, Heude appreciatively describes Bedouin life and the various religious sects he encounters. The last 4 pages with bookseller's stock list.Spine professionaly restored. Fine copy, uncut, in orignal publisher's boards.

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        Repertorium Bibliographicum; or, Some Account of the Most Celebrated British Libraries

      Engraved frontis., nine engraved plates (all somewhat foxed as is usual), & two woodcut ports. in the text. [iii]-vi, [2], vii-xlviii pp., one leaf, 138, 133*-138*, 139-78, [2], 179-392, [2], [393]-[454], 449*-454*, [455]-672, [1] pp. Tall 8vo, cont. dark red straight-grained morocco, sides panelled in an elaborate gilt design, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. London: W. Clarke, 1819. First edition, and an unusually lovely copy, of a book which is today rather scarce. This is a descriptive account of the great British public and private libraries, with much information on libraries dispersed at auction and with an extensive index. Highlights of each collection are described. Archer Taylor considers this an excellent book about public, private, and sale catalogues. Clarke was matched only by Dibdin for providing first-hand information on all the great collectors of the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Britain. Bound-in at the end, as is sometimes the case, is William Wynken's A Dialogue in the Shades, between William Caxton, Fodius, a Bibliomanic, and William Wynken, Clerk [8 pp.; London, 1817] and A Ballad entitled Rare Doings at Roxburghe Hall [8 pp., London, n.d.]. A fine and handsome copy with the bookplates of Charles Henry Turner, John William Pease, and Lord Wardington. Lacks half-title. ❧ Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 39-41-"A good book about library catalogues…The unique feature that commends the Repertorium to me is the 'Index of Books' (pp. 603-673). Accounts of collectors and collections do not usually offer the reader the assistance of such an index.".

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        Repertorium Bibliographicum; or, Some Account of the Most Celebrated British Libraries [Compiled by the Reverend William Wynken]

      London: W. Clarke, 1819. First edition. Frontispiece, 11 plates. [iii]-xlviii 672, [2], [xxxvi] pp. Printed by J.F. Dove. Introductory note on "A Dialogue in the Shades" and "A Doings at Roxburghe Hall" initialled "W.W.". 8vo (9-3/4 x 6 in.). Polished tan calf a.e.g., by Bedford. Joints cracked, hinges re-inforced. Bookplates of Samuel Putnam Avery & Herschel V. Jones. First edition. Frontispiece, 11 plates. [iii]-xlviii 672, [2], [xxxvi] pp. Printed by J.F. Dove. Introductory note on "A Dialogue in the Shades" and "A Doings at Roxburghe Hall" initialled "W.W.". 8vo (9-3/4 x 6 in.). A history of British libraries, with chapters on the British Museum, Bodleian, Cambridge, and other public libraries, and chapters on private libraries and libraries sold at auction. Beckford helped in the making of this volume, and "A Dialogue in the Shades" (bound in at the end), is attributed to him. "A good book about library catalogues ? The unique feature that commends the Repertorium to me is the 'Index of Books' (pp. 603-673). Accounts of collectors and collections do not usually offer the reader the assistance of such an index" (Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 39-41). [Bound with:] William Wynken's A Dialogue in the Shades, between William Caxton, Fodius, a Bibliomanic, and William Wynken, Clerk. London, 1817. 8 pp.; A Doings at Roxburghe Hall, a Ballad. London, n.d. 8 pp.; The Diary of Roger Payne, [Preface by T.S.S.], 1821. 10 pp.

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        Repertorium bibliographicum; or some account of the most celebrated British Libraries

      London: William Clarke, 1819. 12 engraved plates, including figures in the Bodleian Library, plates stained and foxed. Signed with the initials in ink. Bookplates of Finlay Cook, San Francisco; James Foster Wadmore, 1863; A. Fenwyke. 8 vo. Half morocco; front cover mainly detached. Rubber stamp on title page. Lowndes, I, 474.

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        Metodo Pratico Per La Pulizia, Conservazione, E Cura Dei Denti Guasti

      Siena - Onorato Porri, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce work on dental carewith a focus on children, aimed at parents and directors of colleges and monasteries. In Italian. By Giovanni Pompeo Grifoni, a pharmacist and dentist from Sienna. Condition: Rebound in paper wraps. Externally, generally smart. Internally, six pages detached but present; collated complete. Generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Reis op de Perzische golf, en verder over land, van Indie naar Engeland, in 1817.Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1820. 8vo. With 4 aquatint plates, including a frontispiece by W.H. Hoogkamp. Original publisher's boards.

      - NCC (6 copy, including 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 842; cf. Blackmer 811 (English edition). Rare Dutch translation of William Heude's A voyage up the Persian Gulf, first published in London in 1819. Little is known about Heude and the present narrative seems to be the only work left by him. Via Malabar and Bombay, Heude travelled to the Persian Gulf, proceeding to Babylon, Bagdad, Mosul, Mardin and Istanbul. He includes an account of pearl fishery and a noteworthy description of a journey through the mountains of Kurdistan, which is illustrated with 3 of the 4 fine aquatint plates. Typical for British Romantic travel writing, Heude appreciatively describes Bedouin life and the various religious sects he encounters. The last 4 pages with bookseller's stock list.Spine professionaly restored. Fine copy, uncut, in orignal publisher's boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ALCESTE, ALONG THE COAST OF COREA, TO THE ISLAND OF

      London 1819, Murray. 3/4 Blue leather over cloth, 5 hand- colored aquatint copper etched plates, 339p., appendix, frontis of the author, 3rd edition, map, 1. b.w. engraving. A fascinating primary source, with commentary on China and the Ryukyu Islands. With five [some editions have eight color etching] very nice colored engraved plates. * Covering the voyage from England to the Brazils, the Cape of Good Hope, Java, and the Gulf of Pe-tche-lee [China]. . The ship visited Chinese Tartary, the provinces of Pe-tche-lee and Shantung, and examined the coast of Corea. . Arrival to the island of Grand Lewchew, kind reception by the natives, account of history, general character & manners of these Japanese people. Remarks on the climate and produce of the island. Passage from Lewchew to Canton. * CANTON, Observations on the Chinese people. The ship visits Manila then was shipwrecked on Pulo Leat, attacked by Malays. . Passage of Lord Amherst & the Embassy to Batavia. Remarks on Java, homewards, touch at the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena, arrival in England. *** A fascinating work, outlining the voyage and very useful comments on the countries, people and ethnology and customs. *** With a copper etched frontis of the author. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Abbey Travel 559: "An account of a voyage undertaken whilst Lord Amherst's embassy was in China and Lord Amherst was on board. It was on this voyage that the people of Luchu [Ryukyu i.e. Okinawa] were first visited by Europeans. On the return journey the ship called at Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Manila and Java before striking a submerged rock, and was shipwrecked. A vivid primary account of the wreck is given." * .

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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 & Modern and Present THEATRES In the Cities and Suburbs of London & Westminster.

      125 Fenchurch St, London.: Robert Wilkinson, 1819. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Half-Calf . Very Good/Not applicable. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Various.. 205 pages of letterpress and another 125 copper engraved plates + 2 pages of contents and an engraved title page. Of which 34 full page plates are of the London theatres of the day, with interior scenes and stage activity with people watching the plays, etc. There are double page plates including a rare Holbein engraving of the Great Fire of London. A few plates have pasted in "overslips" showing corrections to the printed text beneath the plate description. CONDITION: The hinges have been repaired, there is a very mild spotting to the backs of some plates, not affecting the actual scenes and also on a few pages, there is the odd mark on an odd page or two. Generally VG+. The old half calf has been retained and although worn is firm and substantial. Large quarto. A Vg+ copy of a scarce book, published by the author who gathered together in this work some of the rarest views that could be found. A second section, extending the theatre interest was completed in 1825. This book is considered complete as NO mention of any extension is mentioned at any stage. Sold as complete and not needing the 1825 continuance.

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        A Selection of Waverley Novels

      24 - Edinburgh - Archibald Constable and Co., 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A selection of works by Sir Walter Scott. Comprising of the following:St Ronan's Well, three volumes, first edition (1824) with half-titles as called for. The Fortunes of Nigel, Second Edition, same year as first (1822) with publisher's adverts to the rear of volume II and III. Kenilworth, Second Edition,Same Year as First (1821) with half-titlesas called for. Tales of My Landlord, Third Series, Collected and Arranged by Jebediah Cleishbotham, Third Edition, year as first (1819) with half titles as called for. Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. The majority of novels by Scott are known as the Waverley Novels, with the Tales from My Landlord series being a subset of these novels. These works are uniformly bound inblue buckram. The Waverley Novels were among the most popular and widely read novels in all of Europe for almost a century. Condition: In full cloth bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Rebound, to be a uniform set. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Small ink spill to the first leaf of volume III of St Ronan's Well. Does not affect text. Small light tidemarks from potential ink spill to the top of page 275, to volume III of Fortunes of Nigel, not affecting text. Chipping to publisher's ads at the rear of volume III of Kenilworth. Pages to all volumes are untrimmed. All volumes have pages that are generally bright. Spots to the first and last few pages and the odd spots throughout. All three Tales of My Landlord volumeshavemorespotting than the rest. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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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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        Excursions in the county of Essex: comprising a brief historical and topographical delineation of every town and village; together with descriptions of the residences of the nobility and gentry, remains of antiquity, and every other interesting object of curiosity.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, [et al.], London 1819 - First edition, large paper issue, 8vo, two volumes in one, iv-[vi] & 199pp. and [4] & 176pp., folding engraved frontis. map, engraved titles, 95 engraved plates, & 1 folding engraved map of Colchester not listed in "Directions to Binder;" later nineteenth-century diced calf gilt, black morocco label on spine, covers slightly bowed, joints cracking but sturdy, light wear to extremities, covers with scattered light rubbing, else very good. This copy with a few newspaper clippings and autograph notes discreetly tipped-in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Garni

      William Allason. Hardcover. full calf, four raised bands two black labels (title, vol#) gilt borders to boards, gilt decoration to spine, all edges marbled , gray/blue endpapers with bookplate of Frederick Smith to the pastedown of all three volumes 360, 514, 499 pp wormhole in the lower left corner extending from the front endpaper to page iii of the introduction of volimes one and two, hinges solid . . Good. 1819.

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        Poems ? The Borough ? Tales ? Tales of the Hall

      J. Hatchard & John Murray, London 1819 - First edition of all but Poems (third edition). xxviii, 258, [2, ads]; [ii]-xli, [iii], 344; xxii, [ii], 398, [2, ads]; [ii]-xxiv, 326; [ii]-viii, 353, [1], [2, ads] pp., lacking half titles to Borough and Tales of the Hall. 5 vols. 8vo. A finely-bound set of first and early editions of the major later poetical works of George Crabbe (1754-1832). Includes a first edition of The Borough, tales of village life told in a series of letters in heroic couplets. Letter XXII recounts the tale of the child-murderer Peter Grimes and was the source of the libretto for Benjamin Britten's opera of the same name. Hayward 196 (for The Borough). Provenance: Cecil Copley (signature); Sir Joseph Copley (bookplate); Mount Saint Agnes College Library (bookplate) Uniformly bound in contemporary green straight-grained morocco, gilt fillet and Greek key borders, gilt cornerpieces, a.e.g., by C. & J. White, Doncaster (ticket in vols. IV & V). Some foxing and toning xxviii, 258, [2, ads]; [ii]-xli, [iii], 344; xxii, [ii], 398, [2, ads]; [ii]-xxiv, 326; [ii]-viii, 353, [1], [2, ads] pp., lacking half titles to Borough and Tales of the Hall. 5 vols. 8vo First edition of all but Poems (third edition). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        11 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 13 S., 4. Der in Paris geborene Mathieu trat nach der Elementarausbildung eine Ausbildung zum Kaufmann in Lyon an. Darauf bildete er sich in Paris zum Staatsbeamten und Advokaten aus. Trotz einer Berufung durch die Familie Montmorency, trat er 1819 ins Seminar von St. Sulpice ein und wurde 3 Jahre später zum Priester geweiht. Als Sekretär des Bischofs von Evreux sollte er Seminare gründen, es fehlte jedoch am nötigen Geld, worauf Mathieu 1828 Priester und schon bald Großvikar in Paris wurde. Nach verschiedenen ungünstig ausgegangenen Wahlen wurde er 1832 zum Bischof von Langres erwählt und im folgenden Frühling geweiht. Vehement wehrte er sich gegen die von der Regierung geplante Aufhebung von vielen Bistümern. Durch seine Ernennung zum Erzbischof von Besançon (1834) trat er eine schwieriges Amt an. Denn durch die Haltung seines Vorgängers in der Julirevolution war der Klerus gespalten und Mathieu mußte dessen Einigkeit wieder herstellen. Sein Temperament, seine autoritäre Art und seine gallikanische Ausrichtung führten zu verschiedenen Spannung zwischen ihm und seinem Klerus, der in ländlichen Gebieten eher ultramontan gesinnt war. Die Freiheit des Unterrichts verlangte Mathieu für die bestehenden und neuerrichteten Ausbildungsstätten - darunter St. Francois in Besançon - seines Sprengels. Er unterstützte viele Kongregationen von Frauen, die in der Ausbildung oder in Pflegeberufen tätig waren. Um das verbreitete Simultaneum in Montbéliard zu verdrängen, ließ Mathieu 11 Kirchen für die Katholiken bauen. Mathieu war dem Papst sehr ergeben trat im Senat für die weltliche Macht des Papstes ein, widersetzte sich aber dennoch lange Zeit der Einführung der römischen Liturgie. Sein Rat war trotzdem oft erfragt worden, so vor allem von Nuntius Garibaldi in Bischofsernennungen. Nicht zuletzt deshalb erhielt er 1850 die Kardinalswürde. Als Teilnehmer am Vatikanischen Konzil gehörte er zu den Gegnern der Infallibilität, unterwarf sich aber uneingeschränkt. Nach der Konzilsperiode nahm sein Einfluß in politischen Angelegenheiten rasch ab. - Mathieus Bedeutung lag in seiner politischen und kirchenpolitischen Rolle innerhalb Frankreichs (Biographisch-bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon V, 1013f.). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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