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        Tales of My Landlord, Third Series Collected and Arranged by Jedediah Cleishbotham. Schoolmaster and Parish Clerk of Gandercleugh

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1819 First edition. 8vo. Half titles. Original tan and blue boards, uncut (some light foxing); printed labels on spines (some chipping). Very good. 4 volumes complete. Enclosed in four full red morocco pull cases. Bookplates of Alexander S. Finlay and Frank J. Hogan.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Hudibras, A Poem.

      printed by W. Lewis, 21 Finch-lane, for Thomas McLean, Bookseller and Publisher, and may be had by all Booksellers, London 1819 - With Notes, Selected from Grey and other Authors; to which are Prefixed, A Life of the Author, and a Preliminary Discourse on the Civil War &c. A New Edition, Embellished with Engravings. 12 hand-coloured aquatint plates by I. Clark. Two volumes. 8vo. [218 x 131 x 69 mm]. lxxiv, [i], 444 pp; 494 pp. Bound in contemporary green goatskin, the covers with a border of a gilt fillet and a wide gilt palmettte and floral roll and a blind palmette roll. The spines divided into five panels by thick gilt tooled bands, lettered in the second and fourth panels, the first with a helmet, the third with a pair of spurs and a gauntlet, the fifth with crossed swords, with sprigs in the corners, the corners of the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, the turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, pink endleaves, gilt edges. Short closed tear pp.21/22 in vol.2; some light spotting and occasional foxing. A bookplate has been neatly removed from both front pastedowns. A very good copy in a fine bindings. A number of binders were using knightly symbols at the time. I have a three volume set of Way's Fabliaux or Tales, London 1815, in a signed binding by C. Smith with the same motifs, and a copy of Malory's The Most Ancient and Famous History of the Renowned Prince Arthur, London 1634, in a signed binding by Charles Hering is illustrated as no.202, in Foot, The Henry Davis Gift, II. In both cases the tools are different from on this Hudibras. Sir Hudibras certainly had a sword and rode a horse, but the helmet and gauntlet were embellishments supplied by the binder.

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        Geological Map of Sussex by W. Smith Mineral Surveyor A New Map of Sussex Divided into Hundreds. Exhibiting Its Roads, Rivers, Parks Etc.

      Published by J. Cary Engraver and Mapseller, No 181 the Strand, January 1819., London, - Smith's rare geological survey of Sussex Engraved broadsheet map with hand colour; small loss to the left margin, slightly affecting the text but not the image, some strengthening to the folds; manuscript text on the verso. First edition of William Smith's geological map of Sussex, one in a series of county maps produced by Smith, each separately issued, which were the first detailed geological maps of specific areas. Smith's individual maps are extremely rare on the market. Smith produced the first geological map of England and Wales in 1815, which contained "an amazing amount of correct detail" (D.S.B.) and was the basis for all the geological maps that followed. In 1819 he began the publication of a geological atlas of England and Wales. Published in parts over five years, it remained unfinished, containing twenty-one maps of various English counties. "All the county maps published contain much more information than was shown on Smith's large map of 1815, and indicate that during the intervening years he had done much to increase his knowledge. The maps are based on Cary's county maps, and are headed 'By W. Smith, Mineral Surveyor.' Each map measures 21 ½ inches by 19 1/4 inches [across the ruled border]; the scale varies slightly but averages 3 miles to an inch."–Sheppard, William Smith: His Maps and his Memoirs (1920), p. 155. Smith's map of Sussex was first published by Cary in 1819, alongside Norfolk, Kent and Wiltshire. It is a reissue of Cary's map of 1801, with the addition of the geological information. In his major work 'A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales with part of Scotland' of 1815, Smith ordered the strata through a colour key, whereas here he identifies them by name and number with coloured boxes, and places them around the boundary adjacent to their outcrop. On this map, a box and its related text overlap the engraved border. Stratigraphy 2, 3 and 4. Brick Earth and Sand, with pebbly Gravel and Crag occasionally. The highest Strata in the County. 5. Chalk, the upper beds of which are soft enough to mark with, abounding with flinty Nodules. The under beds are much harder and without Flints. 6 and 7. Green Sand and Golt Brock Earth, at the edge of the Chalk Hills. 8 and 10. Sand, beneath the Golt Brick Earth, in the lower part of which in Dorsetshire, the Portland Rock is found. 11. Oaktree Clay, part Slaty, and highly Bituminous, as at Kimmeridge. 13. Sand and Sandstone, laying below the Oaktree. The deepest Strata in the County.

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        Oeuvres d'Homère, avec des remarques, précédés de réflexions sur Homère et sur la traduction des poètes par P. J. Bitaubé. 4 vols.

      Ledoux et Tenré, Paris 1819. With 4 engraved plates, contemporary full calf, inner, outer and edges with ornamental borders, spines richly gilt, all edges gilt. A fine set.

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        Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes & c. & c. With a supplement of New South Wales.

      London, Ormw, o.J. (nach 1819) - 4°. 1 nn. Bl., 170 S., 1 nn. Bl., mit 110 kolorierten Aquatintatafeln. Leder der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Deckelfileten, Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt, (etwas beschabt, Gelenke restauriert, Ecken etwas bestossen). Vgl. Nissen (Howitt) 2019; Abbey, Travel 2; Schwerdt I, 177, (nicht bei Souhart). - Die Tafeln nach Zeichnungen von Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch u.a. in prachtvollem Kolorit. - Undatierte Ausgabe, wohl nach 1820, die Seiten wie bei der 2. Ausgabe von 1819 nummeriert. - Umfassend illustriertes Werk zu allen Arten der Grosswildjagd. Darunter Beschreibungen und Abbildungen zur Jagd von Löwen, Tigern, Panthern, Antilopen, Bären, Wölfen, Straußen, Elefanten, Nashörnern, Krokodilfang in Ägypten, Robbenfang auf Grönland, 4 Tafeln zum Walfang, usw. - Die Jagden immer mit den entsprechenden Darstellungen der Umgebung und der indigenen Völker der jeweiligen Länder. Bemerkenswert sind die 13 Tafeln zum Stierkampf in Spanien und die 10 Tafeln zu den Aborigines in Australien. - Tafeln meist mit etwas Abklatsch. Gering stockfleckig, letztes Blatt etwas angerändert. Ex-Libris auf Innendeckel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoir on the Formation and Connexions of the Crural Arch. Presentation Copy

      Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill and Co. G : in good condition. Heavy foxing within, impacting on plates. 1819. First Edition. Paper covered card boards with green cloth spine. 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). 22pp. Three plates with tissue guards. Inscribed on the title page, "To Dr Benjamin Walsh with the best regards of his friend the Author". .

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        Das Kleine A B C Buch, oder erste Angangs-Buchlein Mit schonen Bilder Und Deren Namen . . . . (The Little ABC Book or first Beginning Booklet with Pretty Pictures and their Names . . . .)

      Salomon Henkel's Druckerey, New Market, Virginia 1819 - Second edition. 36 pages. 3.5" x 5.5". Woodcut title page vignette and other woodcut illustrations throughout. Original cloth-backed, paper-covered boards decorated with woodcuts including a large example of the famous Henkel rooster on the rear cover. An exceptionally nice example. This scarce and sought-after primer was published in German by the Henkel press, the first Lutheran printing shop in America. Ambrose Henkel started the press in 1806 and sold it to his brother Salomon in 1817. The Henkels published Christian catechisms, hymnbooks, and other works including children's books designed to teach youngsters to read and spell German, thereby perpetuating German culture and language in the United States. As of 2018, no other examples are for sale in the trade. ABPC and Rare Book Hub list only one auction result in the last ninety years. OCLC shows 38 first and second editions held by institutions, however some are identified as imperfect or mutilated. This primer is seldom found in condition this nice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A critical examination of the first principles of geology; in a series of essays. [First edition].

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1819 - London, octavo, iv, [ii], 336 p. and text illustrations. ***CONTENT: George Bellas Greenough (1778-1855) was a pioneering English geologist best known for his geological maps of England and Wales. He was well read and very active in scientific circles, and was co-founder and first president of the Geological Society of London. This volume is his most significant work, in which he reviews several ideas of his predecessors and contemporaries, including: stratification, the figure of the Earth, "formations", the order of succession in rocks, the history of strata (as deduced from their fossil contents), mineral veins, and more. Herein, Greenough was an eloquent critic, but his contemporaries were likewise critical of his refusal to consider the chronologic, stratigraphic and paleoenvironmental value of fossils. He was also skeptical of the concepts of 'stratum' and 'formation' as employed by William Smith. Nevertheless, Greenough was widely respected for his intellect and advocacy in the cause of geological studies. ***CONDITION: This is a VG copy in contemporary 3/4 calf and marbled boards, with a gilt-lettered and decorated backstrip. The covers are sound but rubbed, with erosion to the head and foot of the spine; backstrip gilt worn but legible. Joints and hinges starting but holding, binding very firm. Save for the very occasional bit of foxing, the text pages are near pristine: fresh, clean and bright. The only evidence of previous ownership is the inked signature of Jer[emiah] Van Rensselaer on the title page and his penciled annotations in the text. This is a complete, internally handsome copy of a scarce and classic treatise. BMNH 730. Challinor 92. Ward and Carozzi 951. International shipping will be extra for this book, but only at my cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abbildung und populäre Beschreibung von acht und vierzig Giftpflanzen, für Jedermann, der nicht Botaniker ist.

      Augsburg: Abraham Geiger, 1819. hardcover. Sehr gut. Hrsgg. in der Martin Engelbrecht'schen Kunsthandlung in Augsburg. Mit 48 kolorierten Pflanzentafeln (davon eine gefaltet), eine gefalt. tabellarische Tafel und 3 zusätzlichen kolor. Tafeln mit Tierdarstellungen. Insg. 52 Tafeln, davon 51 koloriert. 4to. Zinnoberroter Pappband der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung, geprägtem Rückenschild und Rotschnitt, 3 n.n. Bll., 44 num. Bll., S. 45-48, 5 Bll. Nissen BBI 1011. Plesch Coll. 410. MykoLibri 985. Vgl. Pritzel 4510. Zweite Ausgabe, die erste erschien 1817 in 12 Heften. - Das mit prachtvollen Tafeln ausgestattete Werk über Giftpflanzen ist ein schönes Beispiel für den drucktechnischen Übergang vom Kupferstich auf den Steindruck. Die ersten 12 Tafeln sind kolorierte Lithographien, die übrigen Kupferstiche. "Die große Tradition des von Kupferstechern illustrierten Buches (in Augsburg) ging endgültig mit den naturkundlichen Werken von Jacob Hübner, Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm und Carl Christian Wilhelm Juch zu Ende" (Gier/Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck und Verlagswesen, S. 515). Juch (1772-1821) war Arzt, Chemiker und Pharmazeut, Schüler von Trommsdorff, Verfasser verschiedener naturkundlicher und pharmazeutischer Werke. Ab 1801 war er Prof. für Medizin und Chemie an der Universität Altdorf bei Nürnberg, später unterrichtete er in München und Augsburg. Bekannt wurde er durch seine kommentierte Übersetzung der "Pharmacopoea Borussica". - Auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt eine ganzseitig angelegte Widmung von 1820, in schöner zeitgenössischer Handschrift, für den Lehrer Joseph Anton Geist an der "höhern Bürgerschule in Neustadt Kempten". Geist wurde in der Region als Autor des vielfach aufgelegten "Briefbüchlein für Werktagsschulen" bekannt. Verfasst wurde die Widmung vom "Koenigl. Baier. Local-Schul-Commissair u. Stadtpfarrer Joan Georg Nepomuc Gasser". - Beim Bezug des Einbands handelt es sich wohl um ein einfaches Buntpapier, das mit Zinnoberrot überstrichen wurde (Struktur scheint noch durch). Ecken etwas bestoßen, die Außengelenke teils mit Abschabungen. Die Tafeln alle sauber, nur ganz vereinzelt minimal fleckig. Die gefaltete Tafel 45 mit kleinem Einriß an der unteren Falzung. Textseiten stellenweise ganz leicht braun- oder fingerfleckig.

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        Détermination expérimentale du Zéro absolu de la chaleur et du caloriques spécifique des Gaz in. "Journal de Physique, de chimie, d'histoire naturelle et des arts, avec des planches et des arts".

      Vve Courcier, Paris 1819 - Demi-basane de l'époque, dos lisse orné et doré portant la pièce de titre. Un volume in quarto (250x203 mm), 480 pages et cinq planches hors texte Petite réparation au bas du dos, mors partiellement fendus Pâles mouillures Mémoire particulièrement important de Clément et Désormes : "Détermination expérimentale du Zéro absolu de la chaleur et du calorique spécifique des Gaz". Ce mémoire avait été soumis à l'académie des sciences en 1812, mais n'ayant pas remporté le prix il ne fut pas imprimé dans les mémoire de l'académie. Il parait donc ici pour la première fois. On y trouve la détermination du zéro absolu que Clément et Désormes évaluent par plusieurs méthodes à -266,66 ° C. Ils y définissent surtout une méthode expérimentale pour déterminer le ratio ?=Cp/Cv de la chaleur spécifique à volume constant et à pression constante. Volume provenant de la bibliothèque Becquerel avec cet émouvant envoi d'Antoine César Becquerel à son petit fils Henry Becquerel : "Donné à mon petit fils henry, qu'il conserve cela en souvenir de mes trois premiers mémoires publiés en 1819 et du tendre attachement que je lui porte". Ces trois mémoires de minéralogie occupent les pages 235 à 240, 308 à 309, 462 à 467. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary quarter sheep, gilt flat spine, title in gilt on lettering-piece. 4to (250x203 mm), 480 pages and 5 plates Tail of spine chipped, joints splitting A few light waterstains. Important memory of Clement and Désormes : "Détermination expérimentale du Zéro absolu de la chaleur et du calorique spécifique des Gaz". This work was submitted to the Academy of Sciences in 1812, but didn't win the price and wasn't printed in the memory of the academy. It thus appears here for the first time . It deal with the determination of the absolute zero and the specific heat of gas. Presentation copy of Antoine César Becquerel to his grandson Henry with this : "Donné à mon petit fils henry, qu'il conserve cela en souvenir de mes trois premiers mémoires publiés en 1819 et du tendre attachement que je lui porte". These three memories on mineralogy are in pages 235-240, 308-309, 462-467. In quarto / 4to 1250g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Soldier of the 71st or Glasgow Regiment , Highland Light Infantry 1806-1815

      William and Charles Tait, Edinburgh 1819 - viii, 232pp. A Royal Highland Fusiliers copy of the third edition is inscribed by Howell who writes 'James Todd is the individual I got the greater part of the journal from'. Thomas Howell was possibly the editor of the journal. G : in good condition. Rebacked with new leather title panel. Later eps. Heraldic bookplate of C. G. Traherne on front pastedown. Previous owner inscription on paste down and title page. Sporadic foxing Half-leather cover on marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ueber den Umgang mit Pferden, und neueste art, die wildesten, und bei der Behandlung, besonders beim Beschlagen bösartigsten, und beim Gebrauche zum Ziehen gefährlichst widersetzlichen Pferde in möglichst kurzer Zeit zahm, gutartig und brauchbar zu machen.

      Bamberg, Lachmüller, 1819. 19,5 x 11,5 cm. XXXII, 205 S. Mit 2 mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln von Franz Sebastian Scharnagel. Mod. Pp. Dussler 226, 5/6; Schrader/H. 991; Winkler 752, 6 (diese Lithographien für ein anderes Pferdebuch von 1820). - Erste Ausgabe. - Die beiden hübschen Tafeln sind Inkunabeln der Lithographie. - \"So viel wir auch Werke über die Reitkunst besitzen; so mangelte uns bis jetzt doch noch ganz eine Schrift über den Umgang mit Pferden, den eigentlichen pädagogischen (vielmehr hippagogischen, d. Red.) Theil der Reitkunst, der soch die Grundlage von der letztern ist und auf den so vieles ankommt\" (Leipziger Literaturzeitung, Jahr 1821, Nr. 110 Sp. 880). - Einband leicht berieben. Unbeschnitten, leicht gebräunt, vorwiegend in den Rändern etwas wasserrandig und fleckig, Titel gestempelt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Pferde

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        Recherches sur les causes et l’anatomie des hernies abdominales

      Méquignon-Marvis, Paris 1819 - Demi toile moderne (Laurenchet) Un volume in quarto (25,2x19,6 cm) de (2)-iv-176 pages et 10 planches hors texte. Complet . Rousseurs, affectant principalement les planches. Ce travail sur la hernie abdominale est basé l'étude de plus de 500 cas. Thèse rédigée par Cloquet dans sa compétition pour l'obtention du poste de chef de service d'anatomie de la faculté de Paris. Les planches lithographiées ont été dessinées sur la pierre par Cloquet lui-même, et sont parmi les premières illustrations lithographiées médicales (Garrison&Morton). Rare édition originale Heirs of Hippocrates [1469], Garrison&Morton [3585], Wellcome [II, p.360] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Modern quarter cloth (Laurenchet). 4to (25.2x19.6 cm), (2)-iv-176 pages and 10 plates. Complete . Foxing touching mainly the plates This work "covers he causes and anatomy of the abdominal hernia [.] based on Cloquet's experience with over 500 hernia cases" (Heirs of Hippocrates). "The lithographed plates [.] were drawn on stone by Cloquet himself, and are among the earliest lithographed medical illustrations" (Garrison&Morton). Rare first edition. Heirs of Hippocrates [1469], Garrison&Morton [3585], Wellcome [II, p.360] In quarto / 4to 638g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eric Zink Livres anciens]
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        The Sham-Robbery, Committed by Elijah Putnam Goodridge on His Own..

      1819. Fletcher Webster's Copy of an Account of One of His Father's Famous Cases [Trial]. Jackman, Joseph. Goodridge, Elijah Putnam [1787-1851], Defendant. The Sham-Robbery, Committed by Elijah Putnam Goodridge on His Own Person, In Newbury Near Essex Bridge, Dec. 19, 1816: With a History of His Journey to the Place Where he Robbed Himself: and His Trial with Mr. Ebenezer Pearson, Whom he Maliciously Arrested for Robbery: Also the Trial of Levi & Laban Kenniston. Concord, NH: Printed for the Author, 1819. 151, [1] pp. 12mo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in plain wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light soiling and a few minor stains, wrappers worn, but secure. Light browning to text, light foxing in a few places, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, "Daniel Webster, Jr" in pencil to front endleaf and recto of rear wrapper, "Polly Webster" to rear free endpaper. $500. * Only edition. Full account of the several trials connected with this famous Massachusetts case, by one of the accused. Daniel Webster served as one of the defense attorneys shortly after his return to private practice following his two terms in Congress. The respected and well-connected Major Goodridge's accusation of robbery against the witless, low-life Kenniston brothers was supported by popular sentiment, until Webster began his defence, which meticulously unraveled the Major's story and succeeded in gaining the Kenniston's acquittal. The trial was an early landmark in Webster's legal career, and his final address to the jury, first printed here, is considered a classic of Webster's oratory. It was later anthologized. Daniel Fletcher Webster [1818-1862], known as Fletcher Webster, was Daniel Webster's eldest son. Chief Clerk of the U.S. State Department when his father was Secretary of State, he commanded the 12th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. He was killed at the Second Battle of Bull Run. We are unsure of the identity of Polly Webster. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 14017.

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        Environs of Detroit Engraved for Darby's Tour

      Kirk & Mercein, New York 1819 - From Darby's "A Tour from the city of New York to Detroit", New York, Kirk & Mercein, 1819. Significant early map of Eastern Michigan., Size : 276x161 (mm), 10.875x6.375 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Very Good; right margin reinforced

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        A Manual of Chemistry

      John Murray, London, 1819. Very good. First Edition 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, xlvii, 652, [4] pages, contemporary calf, red spine label, gilt supralibros on both covers (of the Society of Writers to the Signet), boards worn, spine with early repairs, label lifting, With three folding engraved plates and numerous textual illustrations, ink and stamp to front paste-down. William Thomas Brande (1788-1866) was an English chemist and was regarded by many as the leader in his field in London. Besides this volume, which was published in over six editions and was the text-book of the day, Brande also wrote, edited, and published a variety of works including the 'Dictionary of Science and Art'.

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        Picturesque Views of the Antiquities of Pola in Istria. -

      London, Murray, 1819. In-folio grande (54,5 x 37,2 cm.). Solida rilegatura inglese del '900 in mezzo marocchino bordeaux, dorso con nervi e titolo impresso in oro. Con 4 grandi vedute n.t. e 10 tavole f.t. inc. in rame, 9 con belle vedute. (8), 65 (mal num. 67) pp.; occasionali fioriture, ma eccezionale esemplare marginoso con doppia suite delle 9 vedute (la seconda è incisa all'acquaforte); secondo Graesse questo è uno di soli 16 esemplari su papier impérial e con le tavole su carta di Cina. Edizione originale di questa bella opera, notevole per i panorami di Trieste e Pola, e le vedute di antichi templi, anfiteatri e rovine. UCBA I, 18. Borroni II, 7445. Delle tre tirature descritte da Brunet I, 188, e Graesse I, 79, questa è la migliore; le due bibliografie, tuttavia, non conoscono esemplari come il nostro con la doppia suite di vedute. First edition. According to Graesse, this is one of only 16 copies with the engr. plates of views printed on China paper (in this copy also repeated as etchings). With 9 views in the text, a plate with a plan, and 9 plates of views. Some occasional light foxing, but a large copy in a mid 20th century English half dark red morocco.

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        Nouveau Système de Minéralogie. Traduit du Suédois.

      Paris Méquignon-Marvis 1819 - (20,5 x 13 cm). (4) VI, 314 (1) S. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Erste französische Ausgabe, von Berzelius selbst aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt. - "In 1812 he received a gift of a large number of minerals which he later decided to classify. The methods of mineral classification existing at that time were based on appearance and physical properties. These seemed highly unsystematic to Berzelius. He concluded from his analytical experience that a logical classification could be based only on chemical composition. In his original system, first published in 1814, he arranged the minerals in terms of their basic constituents, although he later revised this and placed chief emphasis on the acid component. Like many of Berzelius' innovations, his system of mineral classification was at first received with some hostility, but this was gradually overcome. During his visit to Paris in 1818 he won the approval of Haüy, the leading mineralogist of the day, whose own system was based on physical properties" (DSB). - Linke obere Ecke durchgehend mit kleinem Fleckenrand, gegen Ende hin größer werdend. Einband leicht bestoßen. Oberes Kapital etwas eingerissen, trotz der Mängel dekoratives Exemplar in ordentlicher Erhaltung. - DSB 2, 94; Holmberg S. 37, No. 21; Hoover 122; Bolton 308 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph note signed

      German pianist and composer (1819-1896), wife of famous composer Robert Schumann and close friend of Johannes Brahms. Autograph note signed, one page in german, sold untranslated, dated in 1873. It has some folds, otherwise in excellent condition! Size 4 x 6 inches.

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      May 1, 1819. Rare Autograph Document Signed “James Cummins,” one page, 7.5” x 3”. [Arkansas County, Missouri Territory], May 1, 1819. In full “Mrs Hemphill I autherize [sic] William Mills to set or subscribe my name to a Bond as security for James Bryan by an appication [sic] of himself being a stranger from your sevt.” Uneven edges, worn at folds, uniformly foxed, tiny holes at folds. Fine condition. In 1811, John and Nancy Hemphill and their family moved from Georgia to the territory that became Arkansas. John established a salt making plant at what is now Arkadelphia, the earliest recorded factory in Arkansas. On May 1, 1819, after his death, his widow Nancy sold the salt works to James Cummins and James Bryan. They paid in cash and two notes. By this document, Cummins authorizes William Mills to sign his name to a bond as security for James Bryan. They failed to make payment on the first note for $1,075 and Mrs. Hemphill sued and obtained a judgment against them. She could not collect and the salt works reverted to the Hemphill estate. The family continued to operate the factory until the 1850s. It is possible that Mrs. Hemphill could not collect the money because Bryan died and Cummins left Missouri Territory for Mexico. James Bryan (1788-1822) had married Stephen F. Austin’s sister, Emily, in 1813. Moses Austin, Emily and Stephen’s father, died in 1821; James Bryan died a year later. Stephen left Missouri to continue his father’s colonization project in Texas. Emily stayed in Missouri and remarried. By 1822, James Cummins (c. 1773-1849) had settled in Texas on the east bank of the Colorado River, opposite the present town of Columbus. On August 23, 1823, he became the first alcalde (chief executive and judge) of the town of San Felipe de Austin, serving four years. Founded by Stephen F. Austin, it was the unofficial capital of his colony. On July 7, 1824, as one of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred,” he was granted six leagues and a labor of land in what is now Colorado and Austin counties. He received the land bonus because he was building a saw and grist mill. In December 1826, a small group of Texas colonists headed by brothers Haden and Benjamin Edwards formed their own government at Nacogdoches, proclaiming it the independent Republic of Fredonia. They made treaties with local Indians. When Mexican troops and members of Austin’s colony, including Cummins, reached Nacogdiches on January 31, 1827, they found that Fredonia had been dissolved; the rebels had fled to Louisiana. James Cummins took an active part in all Texian affairs. He served on committees and drafted petitions. Cummins had an extensive correspondence with Austin. His age prevented him from taking an active part in the Texas Revolution.

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        Travels on Nubia.

      London, John Murray, 1819, 4to rilegato in mezza pelle ottocentesca con fregi e titoli dorati al dorso, quattro salva-angoli in metallo coevo, pp. (10)-XCII-543 + (2 di catalogo editoriale della Murray contenente elenco dei libri bubblicati sui viaggi) con un ritratto dell'autore inciso in antiporta, e tre carte geografiche (due ripiegate) incise in rame fuori testo. Prima edizione. Con diverse note manoscritte d'epoca applicate all'interno del piatto e risguardo anteriore. Buona copia di quest'importante opera dello scopritore di Petra..

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        Picturesque Scenery in the Holy land and Syria delineated during the campaign of 1799 and 1800

      London. Thomas Mc Lean 1819 - Second ed. Folio(46x32 cm).Title page, dedication leave,IV, 42 pgs and 19 coloured aquatint plates showing views, costumes and naval ships.Original light half brown leather with title leather piece pasted on front cover.Spine and corners slightly rubbed.Plates in good condition and some text pages slightly spotted. Spilsbury was surgeon on HMS Tigre. Plates includes views of Tyre, Sidon ,Beyrut,tripoli, Acre. Ref: Blackmer 1585,Atabey 1168.This ed omits the Sydney Smith portrait [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cinq contes pour les Petits et les Grands.

      1819 - Ornés de 18 bois dessinés et gravés par BALGLEY.Paris, Á la Belle Édition, 1918, in-4, broché, couverture imprimée en bleu et en noir. Tirage limité à 376 exemplaires. Un des 300 exemplaires sur vergé de Hollande (N°121). Cinq contes "Les Diablotins du Bon Dieu", "L'Orage ou l'Histoire d'une journée chaude", "Les Roses", "Les Papillons", "Les Grottes aux Fées" imprimés en havane, en bleu, en sépia, en vert, ocre brun. in Catalogue des Impressions de Feu Monsieur François Bernouard, 27. Petites usures, légers manques au dos, salissures à la couverture et infimes déchirures. Livres

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      imprenta Real, Madrid 1819 - Cinq volumes in-8° (11,5 x 18,5cm), (3) 4-175 (1) XXIV 359, (3) 410, XXII 406, VI (2) 403 et (3) 4-643 (1) pp. Reliure moderne en pleine basane racinée noire, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison, filet, roulette et fers dorés. (discrètes traces sur quelques plats, présence de rousseurs sur les tranches et sur les gouttières mais n'affectant que rarement le texte, très rares salissures, fine cerne claire marginale à deux feuillets sinon intérieur frais, exemplaire rogné). Quatrième édition de ce célèbre roman donnée par l'Académie espagnole, celle-ci renferme un grand nombre de notes, d'index et de commentaires (dont un texte de Vicente de Los rios en début du tome premier) et comporte 20 belles figures en hors-texte du peintre José RIBELLES gravées par Tomás López Enguídanos pour les dix premières et par Carlos Blanco pour les dix dernières. Tome I : 6 gravures et une carte dépliante in fine; Tome II : 4 gravures; Tome III : 6 gravures; Tome IV : 4 gravures. Tome V : " VIDA DE MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, escrita e ilustrada con varias noticias y documentos ineditos pertenecientes a la historia y literatura de su tiempo. Por D. MARTIN FERNANDEZ DE NAVARETTE. Publicala La Real Academia espanola.", Madrid, 1819. Biographie consacrée à Cervantès orné d'un portrait gravé par Almettler et de quatres planches dépliantes in fine (un fac-similé d'une lettre de Cervantès et trois arbres généalogiques de sa famille). Tampon sur les titres ("VIUDA DE SANCHEZ, Carretas 31, Libraria, MADRID"). Bel ensemble complet. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TA., Dom, "Dom zu Frankfurt am Main".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. D. Quaglio, dat. 1819, 42 x 43,5 Inkunabel der Lithograhie. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Defeat at Yorktown. The British Surrendering their amrs to Gen. Washington after their Defeat at Yorktown, in Virginia, October, 1781

      Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co, [Philadelphia] 1819 - Hand-colored copper engraving. Sheet size: 24 1/4 x 34 1/2 inches. Scarce American print depicting the British surrender at Yorktown. This wonderful and large print depicts a British surrender at the Battle of Yorktown. The British officers are aligned on the right, with Cornwallis presenting his sword hilt first, with French officers in the center (including Lafayette) and American officers to the left. George Washington is prominently featured, holding his hat in his left hand and extending it toward the British. The American officers standing beside Washington include depictions of Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Lincoln, and Henry Knox, The designer of the composition, John Francis Renault, was an engineer in the French army and assistant to the Comte de Grasse (he anglicised his name from Jean-François when he settled in America) and claimed to have been present at the siege and ultimate surrender at Yorktown. The scene he offers us is accurate in spirit, Cornwallis was too sick, he claimed, to be present at the surrender, delegating O'Hara, his second-in-command, to hand over his sword; which he gave to General Lincoln. Of the foreigners present, the most illustrious was Lafayette. Meanwhile, behind this gathering, various dramas are played out on higher levels of allegory. To the left, Justice and Abundance stand beside a giant urn inscribed with the names of absent (some through death) American heroes, including Montgomery, Franklin, Mercer, Laurens, Putnam, Adams and Lee. A child with a great paddle inscribed 'American Constitution' - the helm of statehood - frolics before it, with an attendant. Rising up beside her is a column surmounted by Lady Liberty with her liberty cap. To the right, and in stark contrast to these images of reason and enlightenment, a host of ancient tyrants spills from an upturned and smashed chariot, vanquished by another gravity-defying figure of Liberty. They fall to earth behind the defeated British generals. Fielding 1567(under Tanner; titled Yorktown Surrender).

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        Oeuvres de Montesquieu. Nouvelle édition contenant l'éloge de Montesquieu par M. Villemain, les notes d'Helvetius, de Condorcet, et le commentaire de Voltaire sur l'Esprit des Lois.

      E. A. Lequien, Paris 1819 - Huit tomes en quatre volumes in-8, reliure cartonnée recouverte de papier marbré caillouté bleu, pièce de titre rouge (cartonnage de l'époque portant l'étiquette de Pélicier). 350, 340, 378, 352, 272, xii-386 pp., portrait de Montesquieu en frontispice du premier tome gravé par Burdet. La première édition collective imprimée par Pierre et Jules Didot sur papier vergé. Elle contient De l'Esprit des Lois (tomes 1 à 4 , avec un riche index), Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains et de leur décadence, Dissertation sur la politique des Romains dans la religions, Dialogue de Sylla et d'Eucrate (tome 5), Lettres persanes (tome 6), Oeuvres diverses (tome 7), Pièces diverses sur Montesquieu, commentaires et éloges (tome 8). Quelques rousseurs. (Vicaire, V, 1103) Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cenci. A Tragedy, in Five Acts.

      [Livorno,] Italy: for C. and J. Ollier, London, 1819 - Small quarto (225 × 145 mm). Late 19th-century red-brown full morocco by Ramage, raised bands tooled in gilt to spine forming compartments, second and third gilt-lettered direct between double rules gilt, remaining compartments triple-ruled in gilt, "Italy 1819" tooled to foot in gilt, broad seven-fillet border to covers gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, floral roll to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Joseph Turner to front pastedown. Light rubbing to corners, joints and headcaps, very faint foxing towards top edge of title-page, p. 102 and binder's blanks, light marginal tanning to pp. 29-33, small spill-burn to p. 9 partially obscuring one letter, otherwise the very occasional spot chiefly restricted to margins. These flaws minor: an excellent, notably wide-margined copy in a fine Victorian binding. First edition, one of 250 copies printed; scarce in commerce, with the second, London edition (the only second edition of his own Shelley lived to see) more usually encountered. Shelley's verse tragedy proved an unexpected sensation on publication despite its action being far too lurid for the London stage. He been fascinated by the story of Beatrice Cenci and Guido's portrait of her in the Colunna palace at Rome, and originally intended the latter to be copied as a frontispiece for this book. He worked exceptionally fast on his version of the tragedy, starting in May and ending in August of his annus mirabilis, the same year he wrote Prometheus Unbound, The Masque of Anarchy, and the "Ode to the West Wind". The book is excellently produced, handsomely printed on thick laid paper: "It has a few errors of the press incidental to the Italian compositors' ignorance of English. but on the whole it seems to me a preferable text to the second edition – a text more like the absolute production of Shelley" (Forman). Forman, p. 56; Granniss, 50; Wise, p. 51. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historic, Military, and Naval Anecdotes Of Personal Valour, Bravery, and particular Incidents which occurred to the Armies of Great Britain and her Allies, in the last long-contested War, terminating with the Battle of Waterloo.

      1819 1819 - Under the Patronage of, and Dedicated with Permission to His Royal Highness the Commander in Chief. First edition. London: Edited and Published by, and engraved under the direction of Edward Orme [1818]. With 40 hand-colored aquatint plates, chiefly by Dubourg after Atkinson, Manskirsch, Clark, W. Heath, etc. Folio. [4] + 98 pp. Uncut with wide margin and with guard tissues bound in contemporary gilt half-morocco. Binding with few marks of use and a few text-leaves weakly foxed. * The very rare 1st edition with no date on the titleplate. Plates dated 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818. An almost identical edition was published 1819."A handsome volume. Nor could one desire a finer record of heroic deeds". Prideaux pp. 224. Tooley 352. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rosalind and Helen. A modern eclogue; with other poems.

      London: printed for C. and J. Collier, 1819 - Octavo (204 x 135 mm). Finely bound by Riviere & Son in early 20th-century green crushed morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, triple rule to boards gilt, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles, dark blue coated endpapers. Spine faded to tan, otherwise a fine copy, fresh and with handsome margins. With the half title, and 4pp. publisher's advertisements at the rear. First edition, first issue, a fine fresh and generously margined copy with the half-title and advertisements, of Shelley's long poem "Rosalind and Helen", a conversational lament for a disappointed poet-reformer, set on the shores of Lake Como, begun in Marlowe and completed in 1818 at the baths of Lucca in Tuscany. The collection also includes the first book appearance of perhaps Shelley's most famous single poem, the sonnet "Ozymandias", as well as first book appearances of "Lines Written on the Euganean Hills" and the "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" which was composed in that famously gloomy yet fecund summer of 1816, spent on the shores of Lake Geneva with Mary, Claire Clairmont, Byron and Polidori, from which issued Mary's Frankenstein, Byron's Mazeppa, Polidori's The Vampyre, and also Shelley's "Mont Blanc". Granniss, 49; Ashley Library V, 68; Tinker, 1897; Wise, p. 50. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kihoki [trans.: Airgun Design]

      - One woodcut illus. of the length of the entire airgun depicted on six pp., another woodcut illus. on two pages, & 7 full-page woodcut illus. 14 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. wrappers (backed in paper, minor marginal worming). Shiga Prefecture ("Goshu"): [Privately Printed by the Author], Preface dated 1819. First edition of a very rare book; WorldCat lists only the 1982 reprint. Kunitomo (1778-1840), a native of the gun-making town of Kunitomo in Shiga Prefecture, was an inventor and scientist of great interest. Having lived in Edo for a period of time, he became familiar with Dutch scientific instruments including telescopes. He constructed Japan's first reflecting telescope in 1831 which had a magnification of 60 and was superior to any brought in by the Dutch traders. This allowed Kunitomo to engage in sunspot observations and the study of the topography of the moon. In 1814, following his town's tradition of gun smithing, Kunitomo began to develop the first Japanese airgun, knowledge of which came from the Dutch in Dejima. In 1818, he was lent to make repairs to a European airgun (made by Scheiffel) which the Dutch traders had given the shogun. In the following year, Kunitomo began to manufacture his own airguns (several of which still exist). The gun was able to fire twenty rounds in a relatively short period of time. The text provides an account of the Dutch airgun ("windroer" transliterated to "wuindoruuru"). Kunimoto describes the theory behind the gun, its parts, how to create air pressure by a pumping action, etc. The gun was lubricated with the oil from camellia seeds. The woodcut which extends over six pages depicts the entire length of the gun. The seven full-page woodcuts show various parts of the gun, and the final two-page woodcut depicts a rifleman showing how to hold, pump, and fire the gun. ? Nakayama, A History of Japanese Astronomy, p. 197-(for Kunimoto's astronomical achievements). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE. By a Tennesseean

      Nashville: Printed and sold by Thomas G. Bradford, 1819. 340,[339]-357pp. plus folding table. Lacks half of folding table. Contemporary drab boards with calf spine. Boards worn. First few leaves heavily marked by early owners. Light to moderate foxing and soiling. Good, untrimmed and in original, unsophisticated condition. in a half morocco box. "The author, not shown on the title page, was Judge John Haywood. THE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE is the rarest of Haywood's three well-known historical works. This book, title notwithstanding, is often called the first edition of his NATURAL AND ABORIGINAL HISTORY OF TENNESSEE. Much of the material which appears in the later work was contained in the earlier CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, and must be considered therefore as the earliest work printed within the state relative to the aboriginal history of the area. Copies of the CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE are virtually never offered for sale, and when they infrequently appear the price is justifiably considerable for this Tennessee Rarity, which has to date never been reprinted" - Allen, TENNESSEE RARITIES. "...Devoted largely to a study of Indian antiquities, attempts to prove that American indians were of Caucasian descent....the rarest of Haywood's books" - Siebert Sale. The Siebert copy, which is the last copy to appear in auction records, sold for $9200 at his sale in 1999. ALLEN 393. HOEWS H357, "aa." HORN, TWENTY TENNESSEE BOOKS 3. ALLEN, TENNESSEANS 471. ALLEN, TENNESSEE RARITIES 23. McMURTRIE (TENNESSEE) 166. SIEBERT SALE 364.

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        \"Ansicht der königlich baierischen Haupt und Residenzstadt München. Von der Westseite\". Gesamtansicht.

       Kupferstich von Anton Edler, dat. 1819, 22 x 38,5 cm. Slg. Proebst 113; Lentner 1093: \"Sehr feiner Kupferstich. Aeusserst selten! Fehlt auch bei Maillinger\". Aus Alois Huber \"München im Jahre 1819\". - Geglättete Faltspuren, sonst gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Lo spirito delle leggi di Carlo Secondat Barone di Montesquieu. Colle annotazioni dell'Abate Antonio Genovesi

      Per Giovanni Silvestri, Milano 1819 - Piccole mancanze e naturali imperfezioni alle copertine. Edizione completa e in barbe Ritratto inciso dell'Autore all'antiporta LXIV + 392; 456; 440; 437 + (2) con una tav. f.t. p. 4 voll in-16

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        Paysanne fribourgeoise de la partie romande du Canton.

      (Berne, chez J.-L. Lang), s.d. (1819), - 20x15 cm (Lichtmass), gravée à l?eau-forte et aquarellée à la main par l?artiste, couleurs fraiches, encadrement particulièrement joli. / Goldrahmen (37x28.5). Malgré l?indication ?lithographie originale? dans l?ouvrage de Marie-Thérèse Daniels, qui mentionne et montre la planche de la collection du Musée d?Art et d?Histoire de Fribourg, il s?agit ici d?une planche gravée à l?eau-forte et aquarellée par l?artiste (cf. Lonchamp 729).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. M.-Th. Daniels: Fribourg et ses costumes régionaux. 1981. Fig. 11, p. 56. (couleurs différentes); Lonchamp n° 729.

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        Altona 1859 - 1933 Othmarschen). Waldabhang - Ost-Holstein. Öl auf Leinwand, um 1910. Signiert. 77 x 52 cm. Gerahmt.

      Max Kuchel war Sohn und Schüler von Theodor Kuchel (1819 - 1885) und malte vorwiegend Landschaftsmotive aus Holstein.- Schöne, frühlingsgrüne Waldstimmung.- Verso eigenhändig betitelt.- 5 kleine restaurierte Lochstellen.-

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      London: Strahan and Spottiswoode(1819). Second Edition, Bound in contemporary plain brown wraps, complete with half-title page, engraved frontispiece by J. C. Bromley, and four pages of terminal ads. William Michael Rossetti's copy INSCRIBED on the half-title page: "To/WM Rossetti/from/J. Deffett Francis" with the date 1876 added in another hand. Also, in Rossetti's hand SIGNED with his initials on the first blank: "Written by John Hamilton Reynolds--/In Shelley's Peter Bell 3, this counts as/being Peter Bell 1./W.M.R./1905." John Deffett Francis was an artist, collector, and critic. Laid in is an old bookseller's description with an added ink note in an unknown hand: "from Messrs. H. Sotheran & Co.'s list of books/from the library of the late Willm Michael Rossetti/November 1921." The front wrap, which is cleanly detached, has in large lettering the title, author, and date of publication, possibly in Rossetti's hand., wraps, Near Fine

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        A Voyage of Discovery made under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the probability of a North West Passage.

      London. John Murray. 1819. - 4to. 27cm, The First Edition, xxxix,[1],(errata leaf),252 & appendix, cxliv,[1]pp., complete with 28 plates & maps and 4 tables [3 folding], (includes 3 folding engraved maps, 15 hand coloured aquatint plates, [4 folding], 4 uncoloured aquatints, and 4 engraved landfalls, [3 folding], 2 engraved plates), in contemporary full polished calf boards, rebacked, crushed crimson label, marbled endpapers with bookplate and London bookseller's ticket, one folding plate slightly over folded, small chip on one corner, spine and label slightly faded, some randon slight foxing but the plates and good clear impressions, very good to fine. (cgc) T.P.L. 1152. Lande 1425. Sabin 73376. Hill p261. A.B. 14873. Abbey Travel 634. First edition of this famous and notorious voyage; among Ross's officers were, W.E. Parry, James C. Ross, and Edward Sabine. The expedition rediscovered Baffin Bay and its three sounds, confirming William Baffin's discoveries of 1616. Sailing further into Lancaster Sound, Ross was deceived presumably by a mirage, which he believed to be a range of mountains, naming them Croker Mountains. On returning to England his report was at first accepted as conclusive and he was promoted to Captain. A controversy soon arose however, which called his courage into question and opened a lifelong quarrel with the then secretary of the Admiralty, Sir John Barrow. Appended are various scientific and natural history notes. The beautifully coloured aquatint plates engraved by Havell after drawings by Ross, A.M. Skene, H.P. Hoppner, J. Sackhouse, D. Havell, Bushnan, & Thomas Lewin, and which illustrate the work are among the most striking and attractive plates done on the Arctic region. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of The Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the Great: With The Trial of Francis Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry The Great; and an appendix, containing refutations of the Abbe De L'Ecluse's Correctional Notes, Exculpatory of the Jesuits. A New Edition, Carefully Corrected. Embellished with Portraits. In Five Volumes.

      Edinburgh, Stirling and Slade, Archibald Constable, Rivington, Longman &c. &c. 1819. 5 vols; Hardback, Tall 8vo. 8.5 x 5 inches. Bound in full calf leather bindings, spines with brown morocco leather labels lettered in gilt, with decorative raised and gilt banding. Boards with gilt and embossed decorative line edging. Marbled page edges, grey/brown endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines darkened with a couple of minor nicks to top ends. Some rubbing to corners and edges, a couple of corners bumped and chipped. Some minor marks to boards; small chip to front of vol.4 with some light marks. Small cracks to top corners of front hinges on vols.3&5 (runs to 1st raised bands). Neat inscriptions in latin to front endpapers "E dono sociocum, ouslow, Martin Fur." Some minor spots and some darkening to a couple of pages; preface vol.1, some appendix pages, etc. Else inside pages very clean and tight. 5 vols. approx 500pp per vol + appendices. Each volume has an engraved frontis portrait.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar ... To which are added, Walker's principles of English pronunciation

      Philadelphia: James Maxwell, 1819. First American Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes; large, thick quartos (28cm.); recent full brown gilt-ruled calf, brown and black gilt morocco spine labels, all edges speckled; unpaged (Vol. I: [a]2 b-c4 D2 E-P4 R2 A-6X4; Vol. II: [A]2 B-7C4 7D2); text chiefly printed in triple column. Original endpapers and half titles retained with the exception of Vol. II rear endpapers, some dampstaining to textblock of Vol. II, shallow slice at bottom edge of last few leaves of the same not quite touching text, else a Very Good to Near Fine set in inoffensive new binding in period style. The first unabridged American edition of the Dictionary, from the Eleventh London edition. FLEEMAN 55.4D21b.

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        Leçons de flore. Cours complet de botanique. Explication de tous les systèmes, introduction à l'étude des plantes par J. L. M. Poiret, continuateur du dictionnaire de botanique de l'Encyclopédie méthodique, suivi d'une iconographie végétale en cinquante-six planches coloriées offrant près de mille objets par J. F. Turpin. Ouvrage entièrement neuf.

      C. L. F. Panckoucke, Paris 1819 - Trois volumes in-8, faux-titre, titre, viii, 278-(5) pp. ; 199-(1) pp. ; 8 pp. 2 tableaux, 64 planches finement coloriées, dessinées par Turpin et gravées par Massard, 4 pp. de prospectus, demi-reliure, plats cartonnés, dos lisse décoré, tranches marbrées. Complet. Très bel exemplaire, malgré quelques épidermures. L'abbé Jean-Louis Marie Poiret (1755-1834) botaniste et explorateur, ayant à la révolution jeté son froc aux orties, devint professeur d?histoire naturelle à l'école centrale de l'Aisne. Avec le naturaliste Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck, il travailla à la rédaction du Dictionnaire de Botanique de l'Encyclopédie méthodique (1785). Signe de l'importance de son travail de nombreuses plantes portent aujourd'hui son nom en hommage. Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) est considéré comme un des grands illustrateurs botaniques de l'époque napoléonnienne qui collabora aux ouvrages de Duhamel du Monceau, Alexander von Humboldt et Benjamin Delessert. Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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