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         Sistema, ó Curso Completo de Cirugía. Traducido del inglés al castellano de la última edicion, corregida por el autor, por Don Santiago García, Académico de número de la Real Academia médica de Madrid, individuo de la Real Academia de Medicina práctica de Barcelona, Médico de la Real Familia é Inclusa, etc. Etc. Con cien Laminas o estampas. Adicionada con varias memorias y reflexiones importantes sobre algunos puntos muy intrincados de la Cirugía; y de otros ad elantamientos modernos, por Don Agustin Frutos, profesor de Cirugía en esta Corte, uno de los del número de los Reales Hospitales, Demostrador público de Anatomía, y Cirujano de la Real Casa de Caballeros Pages.

      Madrid, imprenta de Repullés, 1813. - 6 tomes en 5 volumes in-8. 4ff. 307pp. + 2ff. 280pp. + 3ff. 290pp. + 3ff. 261pp. + 2ff. 181pp. 1f. 136pp. 1f. 100 planches hors-texte (deux d'entre elles montées sur un même feuillet dépliant). Plein veau porphyre, dos lisses ornés, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque, défauts aux coins). Traduction espagnole du fameux traité de chirurgie de l'Ecossais, Benjamin Bell, initialement paru entre 1783 et 1787. Il est illustré de 100 belles planches hors-texte représentant toutes sortes d'instruments de chirurgie (prothèses, bandages, bistouris, etc.). Ex-libris manuscrit gratté. Palau, 26800. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ANTICHI MONUMENTI DI SIRACUSA.

      Siracusa, presso Francesco Maria Pulejo, 1813. In-8 p. (mm. 213x152), 2 voll., p. pergamena antica, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. (2), 304; (2),380; con ritratto di monsignor Capodieci in medaglione (ai due frontespizi), disegnato ed inciso in rame da Giuseppe Politi, e 2 bellissime piante della città a volo d'uccello e colorate d'epoca, inc. in rame e più volte ripieg.: “Descrizione delle quattro città dell'antica Siracusa” e “Typus Civitatis Syracusarum” con l'elenco dei principali monumenti. Nel ns. esemplare l'Indice del 2° vol. termina a p. 376, seguito dall'Indice delle produzioni letterarie date alle stampe dal Regio Curato Capodieci, di 4 pp. Non è presente, come in altre copie, l'Indice dei paragrafi. "Edizione originale", non comune. Cfr. Moncada Lo Giudice “Una biblioteca siciliana”, p. 149 che cita un esempl. senza l'Indice dei paragrafi e precisa: “Nei due volumi si trovano interessanti notizie sulle quattro antiche città di Siracusa: Ortigia, Acradina, Tica e Napoli, sulle antiche chiese e sui dipinti che le ornavano” - Mira,I, p. 171. Angolo infer. dei due frontesp. restaur. per mancanza (non di testo), altrimenti fresco esemplare molto ben conservato.

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         Richard Cutts

      July 24, 1813. The letter, written in clear, dark writing, reads: "Dear Sir, The enclosed paper gives you all the news here acept what has arrive since the...the mails have come in from the west. Harrison's army is in motion for Malden. Nothing particular from Niagara. 1 O'clock an express has just arrived from opposite Blackstone's Island. The enemy have abandoned the Island in haste & sailed down the river. Two deserters have come ashore from the fleet. They report that Admiral Warren received an express on the 21st that he immediately ordered the whole fleet to be ready to sail for Bermuda as soon as possible & that they would have sailed on the 22 if the wind had been fair. Whether this is a maneuver to...while they attempt some thin expedition remains to be seen. Some apprehend it to be in consequence of information received from England & that the probability is that the will accept the...or Russian mediation & endeavor as soon as possible to attack America from the proposed Congress at Prague. Mrs. & children are all well, with this most affectionate regards of dutiful son, P. S. the House & Senate will act efficiently upon the measures before them. Richard Cutts".

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         1813 Magna Britannia MAPS Illustrated Churches Castles Landscapes Scenery Lysons

      London : printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1813-22. - 1813 Magna Britannia MAPS Illustrated Churches Castles Landscapes Scenery Lysons “Magna Britannia”, was an ambitious topographical and historical survey published by the antiquarians Daniel Lysons and his brother Samuel Lysons in several volumes between 1806 and 1822. It covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, and Devon. Unlike other similar works published in the 17th and 18th centuries, Magna Britannia remains of value today because the Lysons brothers included content on topics such as population, manufacture, and commerce. They were also far less preoccupied than many antiquarians with coats of arms and pedigrees, and did not overstate the grandeur of the counties, as local topographers were apt to do. This set includes 100’s of double-page and full-page engraved plates, folding plates and, maps. Many of the plates are hand colored! Some of the illustrations include: • Map of Bedfordshire • Stone Stalls in Luton Church • Plan of Toternhoe Castle • Map of Berkshire • Architectural Ornaments in Avington Church • Map of Buckinghamshire • Ancient Stained Glass in Chesham-bois and Chetwode Churches. Item number: #1928 Price: $1500 LYSONS, Daniel & Samuel Magna Britannia; being a concise topographical account of the several counties of Great Britain. London : printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1813-22. Details: • Collation: Complete with all pages; 5 volumes in 8 tomes o 241 full-page, double-page & folding plates  includes numerous hand-colored plates throughout • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Adam Wolley o Wolley was an early 19th century antiquarian • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~11.5in X 9in (29cm x 23cm) • We find single volumes selling at $500+. We offer here a brilliant set at a very nice value 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! 1928 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire de la guerre d'indépendance des Etats-Unis d'Amérique ; traduite de l'Italien, et précédée d'une introduction par L. de Sevelinges. Ouvrage orné de plans et cartes géographiques.

      Paris, J.G. Dentu, 1812-1813, - 4 vol. in-8, [6]-XC-409, [4]-593, [4]-603 et [4]-550 pp., avec un portrait-frontispice de George Washington, sous serpente, et 12 cartes et plans en dépliant, demi-veau havane, dos à larges nerfs ornés de guirlandes dorées et de fleurons à froid, tranches marbrées (rel. de la Restauration). Première traduction française (l'originale italienne était parue dès 1809), avec les cartes reprises à l'édition française de la Vie de Washington par Marshall, qui n'avait pas été un grand succès de librairie. En dépit de son importance - c'est la première synthèse sur la Guerre d'Indépendance -, l'ouvrage ne connut sa première traduction anglaise qu'en 1820. Carlo Botta né en 1766 à St-Georges en Piémont, mort à Paris en 1837, fut d?abord médecin (il travailla notamment en tant que médecin militaire dans l?armée italienne), puis mena une carrière politique en France (il faisait partie du Corps législatif pendant les Cent jours) avant de se voir décerner le poste de recteur de l?Académie de Nancy. Il remplit les mêmes fonctions à Rouen jusqu?en 1822. C?est parce que son approche de l?histoire était influencée par son expérience d?homme politique et la connaissance des enjeux de son temps que l?on a pu le comparer à son illustre prédécesseur, Guichardin pour lequel écrire l?histoire revenait à comprendre les enjeux du présent. Sabin, 6819. Bel exemplaire.

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         Waltz. An Apostrophic Hymn. By Horace Hornem, Esq

      Printed by S. Gosnell ? for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London 1813 - First edition. 27, [1] pp. 4to. This poem was for Byron something of an experiment, which is why he adopted a pseudonym. After a rather lukewarm reception, Byron disowned the poem entirely. A small cache of uncut copies was discovered at some time in the mid-19th century, and most surviving examples, including this one, are from this source. Ashley 1:149-50; First Edition Club/Byron 7a; Hayward 220; Wise I:71-72. Provenance: William Waldorf, Viscount Astor (armorial bookplate) Full red morocco gilt by Riviere, spine gilt-lettered. Joints starting, some rubbing, bottom and fore-edge uncut; title-page lighty soiled, some light foxing [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Développements de géométrie, avec des applications à la stabilité des vaisseaux, aux déblais et remblais, au défilement, à l'optique, etc. [.] pour faire suite à la Géométrie descriptive et à la Géométrie analytique de M. Monge.

      - Paris, Ve Courcier, 1813. In-4, XX-373-(1) pp. et XI pl., reliure de l'époque plein chagrin, dos orné, plats estampés, tranches marbrées (dos un peu frotté, mouillures marginales, quelques rousseurs). Superlibris (doré sur le plat supérieur) : Lycée Monge, Université de France. Edition originale. Complet des 11 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Exemplaire du mathématicien Paul Serret (ex-libris manuscrit, daté mardi 29 janvier 1849 à Mondésir). Joint : deux feuillets manuscrits de démonstrations. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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         Leonard Covington

      May 27, 1813. Autograph Letter Signed "Leo. Covington," 3p, 7.75" x 12.5", front and verso. Huntsville, May 27, 1813. Integral leaf addressed to his brother, "Alexander Covington Esq./Washington (MT)." MT was Mississippi Territory. In part, "You will perceive from my Date that I have given Nashville the go-by. I have been induced to this by the considerations that there was a saving of a Day or two's ride, tho' the accommodations are inferior. We have now a Distance of 200 Miles to Knoxville for which we shall set out on tomorrow & God willing, will reach it by the 2nd or 3 proximo, when we shall have made the distance of nearly 700 Miles & will have a journey left of only about 500…If you should be able to obtain tolerable terms as to times of payment the sine-qua-non must net upon the Cotton payments…provided a Cotton Contract cam be made. You might accede to short payments if prepared for as to Greenleaf, I predicate the above calculations upon his receiving a payment in the Negroes we talked of & at any rate…You need not be told how anxious I am to hear the result of your County Election of which I hope you have by this written me on to Washington…From both the agencies Choctaw & Chicasaw and shall wrote again from Knoxville & every post town on my route. I return to the election again. - you will find by the subjoind list that the 3 County Elect are all Meadites and are as scabby a set as could have been chosen, all descent people…Col. Purkins spared no pains for Mead and although the candidates had determined to admit none but legal votes yet there was considerable intrigue (in the way of transferring Land titles) to the disadvantage of Lattimore but of all these things our Friends W & F will tell you…" Covington has penned in a column on the lower left of the third page: "For Congress/Lattimore 291/Mead 268/Read 9" and at the lower right: "Moore 374/McVay 329/McCartney 318/Winston 258/Walker 242/Neal 102/Miller 42/Edings 23/Wyatt 15." The docket in the margin of the address leaf notes "On the way to Washngn/City & Canada/Congressional Elector/Lattimore."

William Lattimore represented Mississippi Territory as a Delegate in Congress from 1803-1807 and 1813-1817. Leonard Covington had represented Maryland in Congress from 1805-1807. From a "Memoir of Leonard Covington" published by his grandson, Benjamin Leonard Covington Wailes in 1861: "Taking leave of his family, Col. Covington left his home on the 13th of May, 1813, and entered upon a long and fatiguing journey on horse back to the seat of government, a large portion of the route through a wilderness country occupied by Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians. On his arrival at Washington he found the aspect of public affairs very gloomy, the friends of the administration despondent and dejected, and the President [Madison] confined to his apartments with sickness attributed to disappointment and mortification. Reporting himself to the Secretary of War, he received orders to join his regiment at Sackets Harbor, where he arrived on the 28th of July… Shortly after his arrival at Sackets Harbor, Colonel Covington received a commission of Brigadier General, to which he was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, Sunday the 1st of August, 1813, that body from the urgency of public affairs being in session on that day. Assuming this command, he employed himself assiduously in preparing his brigade for service in the approaching campaign." From a November 10, 1813 report Secretary of War John Armstrong: "It is due to his rank, his work and his services that I should make particular mention of Brigadier General Covington, who received a mortal wound through the body while animating his men and leading them to the charge. He fell where he fought, at the head of his men, and survived but two days." In General Orders issued by Major General James Wilkinson on November 15th, it was announced that "The remains of the patriotic, gallant Brigadier General Covington are to be interred tomorrow with all of the honors which his rank and service give him title to." Mortally wounded in an attack on Canada at the Battle of Cryslers Farm, November 11, 1813, he died at Frenchs Mills (now Fort Covington), N.Y., three days later. His place of burial at Sackets Harbor, N.Y., is now known as Mount Covington. Generals Leonard Covington and Zebulon M. Pike were the only generals to die during the War of 1812. Cities in Kentucky, Georgia, and Louisiana and a county in Mississippi are named in his memory. "Field of Glory/The Battle of Crysler's Farm, 1813" (1999) by Donald E. Graves tells the story of the battle on the St. Lawrence which marked the end of the most serious attempt to that time to invade Canada. The three horizontal folds on the first leaf and two folds on the second leaf have been repaired with transparent tape. The one fold not repaired on the second leaf is almost completely separated. Darkly and clearly penned, the letter itself is in fine condition.


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         The Costume, Character, Manners, Domestic Habits, and Religious Ceremonies of the Mahrattas. With Ten Coloured Engravings. From Drawings by a Native Artist. (With: Indian Scenes stamped in the panels on the Boards of the Original Binding).

      London. Printed by John Murray. 1813.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to. 26.3cm, [xii],358p., with 10 fine hand coloured aquatints including the frontis, Publisher's binding, original full calf, expertly rebacked reproducing the original spine, gilt ruled raised bands, blind decorated panels with gilt center panel devices, crushed black morocco label gilt, in the original boards, wide gilt decorated borders, and blind decorated panel borders, with stamped scenes in the panels (16.5x 11)cm, marbled endpapers, some occasional slight foxing, a fine copy - Illustrated calf bindings of this period are rare. (cgc) Abbey Travel 433. FIRST EDITION. Letters (epistolary), in the form of travel narrative with hand colour costume plates, after drawings by Indian artist, Deen Alee. Thomas Duer (1778-1835), writer on India; Cadet on Bengal establishment, 1795; lieutenant on Madras establishment, 1797; colonel, 1829; published writings on India and selections from Hindo poetry. (DNB). The Maratha, (archaically transliterated as Marhatta or Mahratta) is a group of castes in India found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra. According to the Encyclopdia Britannica, "Marathas are people of India, famed in history as yeoman warriors. The Maratha group of castes is a largely rural class of peasant cultivators, landowners, and soldiers. They reside primarily in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The term "Maratha" originally referred to the speakers of the Marathi language. In the 17th century, it emerged as a designation for soldiers serving in the armies of Deccan sultanates (and later Shivaji). . (Wiki). .

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         Histoire de Russie représentée par figures -

      Chez Leblanc 1813 -, Paris - 3 vols reliés en 1. Grand in-8 Tome 1: 100 pp. Tome 2: 102 pp. Tome 3: 100 pp. Reliure demi-basane rouge. Dos lisse orné de filets dorés et pièce de titre marron. Trois tranches mouchetées. Intérieur très frais. Illustrations gravées par DAVID d'après des dessins de MONNET. En bon état Planches gravées par David représentant les grandes dates de l'histoire de Russie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         War of 1812

      , 1813 - 1814. 1813 - 1814. Collection of 52 issues of “The Weekly Messenger,” published in Boston every Friday by James Cutler, 208 pages, 14” x 21”, front and verso. Five columns per page. The complete Volume III, numbers 1 to 52, dated October 22, 1813 to October 14, 1814. Light foxing, minor tears on a few pages. The newspapers were published on paper made using cotton rag fiber and are in fine condition. Included is a two page index of the news reports and editorials in each of the 52 issues of Volume III. “The Weekly Messenger” was published from October 25, 1811 to May 26, 1831. Tied together with string and bound in colorful speckled boards. Some sunning to front boards with edge and corner wear. Overall, very good condition. Penned on the top of the first page of each newspaper is the name of the subscriber, “Hon. G. Thacher” (not in his hand). George Thacher (sometimes spelled Thatcher) was a member of the first six Congresses, representing the Maine district of Massachusetts from 1789-1801. A Federalist, he did not seek reelection in 1800, having been appointed Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts (1800-1820) and, after statehood, of Maine (1820-1824). There is very little local news and no advertisements. Each issue is loaded with news, much about the War of 1812, the Napoleonic wars, as well as reports from various parts of the United States and Europe. There are presidential messages, reports from Congress, births, deaths, marriages, prices of foods, sunrise and sunset times. In addition to the news, there is an editorial in each issue headed “Weekly Messenger,/For the Country.” Excerpts: November 5, 1813 (News). “Official Particulars of Gen. Harrison’s Victory. Copy of a letter from Major General Harrison to the Secretary of War. Head-Quarters, Detroit, 9th October 1813...The baggage of the army was brought from Detroit in boats protected by three gun boats, which Commodore Perry had furnished for the purpose...Our loss is 7 killed and 22 wounded, 5 of which have since died. Of the British troops, 12 were killed and 22 wounded. The Indians suffered most â€

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         Remorse. A Tragedy, in Five Acts

      London: Printed for W. Pople, 1813. First edition. viii, [iv], 72 pp. 8vo. Late 19th-century half calf and marbled boards, contrasting morocco spine labels. Covers rubbed, some toning and spotting to first and last few leaves. First edition. viii, [iv], 72 pp. 8vo. Written in 1797 under the title Osorio, but not completed and performed until 1813 as Remorse. "At the invitation of Sheridan, Coleridge began writing a play, Osorio, for production at Drury Lane, hoping for recognition and some financial reward" (ODNB). The first thirty lines of Act V, Scene I, were printed as the poem "The Dungeon" in the 1798 first edition of Lyrical Ballads. The Prologue is by Charles Lamb. The play met with some success upon its premier on 23 January 1813, and a second and third edition followed in 1813. Wise, Coleridge 29; Tinker 690

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         War of 1812

      1813 - 1814. Collection of 52 issues of “The Weekly Messenger,” published in Boston every Friday by James Cutler, 208 pages, 14” x 21”, front and verso. Five columns per page. The complete Volume III, numbers 1 to 52, dated October 22, 1813 to October 14, 1814. Light foxing, minor tears on a few pages. The newspapers were published on paper made using cotton rag fiber and are in fine condition. Included is a two page index of the news reports and editorials in each of the 52 issues of Volume III. “The Weekly Messenger” was published from October 25, 1811 to May 26, 1831. Tied together with string and bound in colorful speckled boards. Some sunning to front boards with edge and corner wear. Overall, very good condition. Penned on the top of the first page of each newspaper is the name of the subscriber, “Hon. G. Thacher” (not in his hand). George Thacher (sometimes spelled Thatcher) was a member of the first six Congresses, representing the Maine district of Massachusetts from 1789-1801. A Federalist, he did not seek reelection in 1800, having been appointed Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts (1800-1820) and, after statehood, of Maine (1820-1824). There is very little local news and no advertisements. Each issue is loaded with news, much about the War of 1812, the Napoleonic wars, as well as reports from various parts of the United States and Europe. There are presidential messages, reports from Congress, births, deaths, marriages, prices of foods, sunrise and sunset times. In addition to the news, there is an editorial in each issue headed “Weekly Messenger,/For the Country.” Excerpts: November 5, 1813 (News). “Official Particulars of Gen. Harrison’s Victory. Copy of a letter from Major General Harrison to the Secretary of War. Head-Quarters, Detroit, 9th October 1813...The baggage of the army was brought from Detroit in boats protected by three gun boats, which Commodore Perry had furnished for the purpose...Our loss is 7 killed and 22 wounded, 5 of which have since died. Of the British troops, 12 were killed and 22 wounded. The Indians suffered most – 33 of them having been found upon the ground, besides those killed on the retreat...The infantry were entirely without tents, and for several days, the whole army subsisted upon fresh beef, without bread or salt...Wm. H. Harrison.” November 26, 1813 (News). “Historical. Columbus’ Fourth Voyage. Account of a scarce and curious Letter of Columbus, lately published by the Chevalier Morelli, of the Royal Library at Venice. Columbus addressed this long letter to the king and queen of Spain, on the 7th of July, 1503, at which time he was at Jamaica, where he had arrived on his fourth voyage to the West Indies... ‘There is more gold to be seen in two days than can be met with at Spagnola in four years...he who possesses gold can do what he will in the world!...The above [two columns of text] is a brief analysis of a letter which contains thirty-two octavo pages...” February 11, 1814 (News). Entire front page and two columns on the second page publishes New Hampshire’s first-term Congressman Daniel Webster’s January 14, 1814 speech in the House of Representatives on a bill to encourage enlistments after America’s first attempt of the conquest Canada. The Madison administration’s supporters in Congress had overwhelmingly defeated an amendment to the bill which would have restricted the enlisted troops to defending U.S. territories and frontiers, indicating that an invasion of Canada was still planned. It is easy to see how Webster came to be known as the Great Orator. In this speech, he discussed his initial opposition to the War of 1812. “Badly as I think of the original grounds of the war, as well as of the manner in which it has been hitherto conducted, if even now, failing in an honest and sincere attempt to procure just an honorable peace, it will return to measures of defense and protection, such as reason, and common sense, and the public opinion all call for, my vote that not be withholden from the means. Give up your futile projects of invasion. Extinguish the fires that blaze on your inland frontiers, establish perfect safety and defense there, by adequate force. Let every man that sleeps on your soil, sleep in security. Stop the blood that flows from the veins of unarmed yeomanry, and women and children. Give to the living time to bury and lament their dead, in the quietness of private sorrow...” Henry Cabot Lodge in his 1883 biography “Daniel Webster” notes that this speech “is the first example of the eloquence which Mr. Webster afterwards carried to such high perfection.” The same issue quotes from “Bonaparte’s Speech” given by French Emperor Napoleon I on December 19, 1813, on his “splendid victories.” September 2, 1814 (News). “Authentic Account of the Capture of Washington [originally published in the “Baltimore Patriot”]...Friday Evening, August 26, 1814...At Georgetown the president met his lady, she having left the city only half an hour before him, having remained with great composure at the president’s house, until a messenger brought her the tidings, that the British were within a few miles of the city...at nine o’clock on Wednesday evening, s signal gun was discharged, the President’s house, the capitol, and many other public buildings were at the same moment in a blaze which continued nearly all night...” September 16, 1814 (Editorial). “Will Mr. Madison and the ‘supereminent Mr. Gerry resign? No. – What, then, must be done? Mr. Madison is old; he is without ability for the times which he has produced; he has little or no influence; he is not wanted, and is not feared. There must be a scape-goat for the party. They have tried one secretary and another, until it is plain they must make a bolder push. – They will impeach Mr. Madison...” September 23, 1814 (News). “The Fort being warmly besieged at every angle, continued the cannoned till the fleet drew out to their line of safety, two and a half miles. The bombardment continued till day light when the fleet was called off. There were four men killed and about 20 wounded in Fort McHenry, during the gallant defense.” October 14, 1814 (News). “Negociations at Ghent...Ghent Aug. 22...Mr. Dallas, one of the Secretaries of the American legation, went yesterday to the Texel, with despatches for his government, and is to embark on board an American ship for America. There is every hope, that the conferences will have a speedy and favourable issue...” October 14, 1814 (Editorial). “The patriotic adherents of the administration, the zealous advocates of this ‘just and righteous’ war, are reduced to this dilemma – either they doubt the solidity and integrity of the government they support; or they are disposed to make the most of its distresses and wants...they rail at the federalists for their attempts to convince the people of the folly and imbecility of the national rulers...they cry out, that the federalists traitorously withhold their support at a moment, when our national existence is at stake...”

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         Istituzioni botaniche. Terza edizione con molte aggiunte e figure in rame.

      - Firenze, Piatti, 1813, volumi 3, in-8, mezza pelle coeva, piatti in carta marmorizzata. Con 17 tavole, 14 delle quali incise in rame. Ex libris Emilio Botteri. Pritzel pag. 311. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Recueil de six textes.

      S.l.n.d., - In-8, demi-basane fauve à petits coins en vélin, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Petits trous de ver au dos et sur les mors, coupes usées.Recueil composé de : - [MARCHANGY (M. de)]. Le Siège de Dantzig en 1813, par M. de M********. À Paris, chez Chaumerot, 1814, 142 pp. - [SHOBERL]. Batailles de Leipsick, depuis le 14 jusqu'au 19 octobre 1813, ou récit des évènemens mémorables qui ont eu lieu dans cette ville et aux environs, pendant ces cinq journées ; le tout originairement écrit en allemand par un témoin oculaire, trad. de l'anglais sur la 8e édition et accompagné de notes. Paris, Dentu, 1814, IV-112 pp. Composé dans un but anti-napoléonien par Durdent, cet ouvrage n'en demeure pas moins digne d'intérêt. Il réunit trois témoignages de contemporains : une relation d'un habitant de Leipzig, les observations d'un militaire demeuré anonyme et la lettre d'un intendant d'un banquier de Leipzig qui reçut l'Empereur. - LA MAISON-FORT (M. de). Tableau politique de l'Europe depuis la bataille de Leipsick. Nouvelle édition, conforme à celle de Londres. S.l.n.d., 52 pp. Violent pamphlet contre Napoléon. - VARNHAGEN d'ENSE (M.). Hambourg avant Davoust, ou relation de ce qui s'est passé à Hambourg en 1813, depuis la sortie des François jusqu'à leur rentrée. À Paris, chez Schœll, 1814, 126 pp. Tulard, 1458 : "Ce célèbre littérateur et homme politique allemand fit également une carrière militaire mouvementée dans l'armée autrichienne d'abord, russe ensuite. C'est en tant que capitaine de l'armée russe qu'il assista à la prise de Hambourg en 1813." Témoignage méconnu. - HAUPT (Th. de). Hambourg et le maréchal Davoust. Appel à la justice. Paris, Mai 1814, 94 pp. Sur le gouvernement des villes hanséatiques et le siège de Hambourg. - [TEISSIER (G.-F.)]. Moreau et sa dernière campagne, esquisse historique. Par un officier de son Etat-major à l'armée du Rhin. Trad. de l'Allemand. À Paris, Thomine, À Metz, Devilly, 1814, XII-120 pp. Paru en allemand en 1801, l'auteur retrace la campagne d'Hohenlinden. Teissier, le traducteur, publie cet écrit pour la première fois après la mort de Moreau, survenue après la bataille de Dresde de 1813 où un boulet de canon lui faucha la jambe. La plupart de ces ouvrages sont rares. Bon exemplaire de cette intéressante réunion. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The dramatic works of W. Shakespeare

      C. Wittingham, ChiswicK 1813-1815 - 7 volumi in 24°, rilegatura pelle coeva, ottima copia in cofanetto. 7 volumes in 24 °, contemporary leather binding, very fine copy in casket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Johann Gottfried Herder\'s Werke zur Philosophie und Geschichte. 16 Bände. Es fehlen meistens die Titelblätter

      Wien: Geistinger 1813-1821 HLDr. der Zeit, kl. 8°, Einbände etwas berieben und abgegriffen. Bei manchen Teilen ohne Rückenschildchen. Besitzeranmerkungen mit Bleistift auf Titel. Seiten ganz leicht altersgebräunt, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, sonst guter Zustand.Philosophie, Geschichte

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         A grammar of the Arabic language, according to the principles taught and maintained in the schools of Arabia.

      Calcutta Printed by F. Dissent. at the Honourable Company's Press 1813 - First edition, pp. [xii], xix, [i], 705, [i], woodcut device in Arabic on title, several leaves folding. Modern half calf, marbled boards, red morocco lettering piece. Rare. This volume 'forms a complete treatise in itself, since it exhausts the Science of Arabic Inflexion' (Preface). The intended second volume on Arabic syntax was never published. 'Matthew Lumsden (1777 – 1835), orientalist, was the fifth son of John Lumsden of Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, and a cousin of Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden (1821-96), army general. After education at King's College, Aberdeen, he went to India as assistant professor of Persian and Arabic in the College of Fort William, and in 1808 succeeded to the professorship. In 1812 he was appointed secretary to the Calcutta Madrasa, and superintended various translations of English works into Persian then in progress. From 1814 until 1817 he had charge of the East India Company's press at Calcutta, and in 1818 he became secretary to the stationery committee. 'Owing to ill health Lumsden left India on leave in March 1820, and travelled with his cousin, Thomas Lumsden, through Persia, Georgia, and Russia to England. An account of this journey was published by Thomas Lumsden in 1822. Lumsden returned to India in 1821. In 1808 he received the degree of LLD from King's College, Aberdeen. He died at Tooting Common, Surrey, on 31 March 1835.' (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [Bando] Don Felix Maria Calleja del Rey... Las Córtes generales y extraordinarias, considerando que la reduccion de los terrenos comunes á dominio particular, es una de las providencias que mas imperiosamente reclaman el bien de los pueblos y el fomento de la agricultura é industria; y queriendo al mismo tiempo proporcionar con esta clase de tierras un auxîlio á las necesidades públicas, un premio á los beneméritos defensores de la patria, y un socorro a los ciudadanos no poprietarios [sic], decretan ...

      Mexico City: , August 23, 1813. Mexico City, August 23, 1813. Large foio sheet, 56 x 44 cm, on stamped paper, a royal proclamation from the King of Spain, here transmitted through the Viceroy of New Spain, Mexico, concerning the opening up royal and public lands that are not being used, i.e. farmed, to private ownership. Presumably another effort to enrich the chronicaly overextended royal treasury. Considering that the proclamation was issued in the midst of the Mexican struggle for independence, and that it covers all the overseas possessions of Spain, and that Spain was trying to shake off the Napoleonic yoke, the situation must have been dire indeed. Calleja was the next to last Viceroy of New Spain. Only 1 copy is listed on OCLC, at the Univ. of Penssylvania. A quite rare bando, folded but in excellent condition, with the rubric of Calleja himself and the signature of his secretary.

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         SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

      1813. A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice." The Second Edition. London: printed for the Author, by C. Roworth... and published by T. Egerton, 1813. Original light reddish-brown muslin cloth with printed spine labels. "Second Edition" of Jane Austen's first published work, which like the first edition ("By a Lady," two years earlier in 1811), was published at her own expense. It took two years for the first edition to sell out, but in 1813 it was helped out by the popularity of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE -- with the result that the second edition of each was published in October 1813. "The text is believed to have been revised by the author; there are some major differences... and many minor changes" [Gilson] -- thus this second edition constitutes the "definitive edition," i.e. the text the way the author wanted it at the time of her death in 1817. This second edition was still being advertised by Egerton in November 1815 -- at which time Egerton was advertising a "New Edition" of this novel -- but there wasn't one; Egerton was instead being a bit "creative" in trying to unload his unsold copies, inasmuch as the author was then quitting him for the publisher John Murray. Austen received a S&S royalty payment from Egerton as late as March 1817 (she died four months later), but there was no further printing of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY until 1833, when Bentley included the novel in his series of Standard Novels.~The primary binding for these three volumes is blue-grey paper-covered boards, with printed labels that differ very slightly from those of the first edition (-- see examples in Gilson). Regarding this "second edition" Gilson states that "Copies in original boards appear for sale only very rarely," citing only two such copies in 1930 and "no record of sales of copies in original boards in recent years." This set is certainly in its original binding, and has those precise labels, but is in a light muslin cloth that is a good example of the English binding style adopted in the late 1820s and early 1830s. Since this clearly is these sheets' first binding-up, our opinion is that this constitutes a publisher's remainder binding from those first years of cloth bindings: undoubtedly there were still some sets of sheets not yet bound up after all those years, and whatever publisher then owned them wanted them gone before the arrival of some new edition (Bentley's) onto the market. So: this set is not in the primary binding of paper-covered boards with labels, but it IS in its original publisher's binding of some years later (with those same labels) -- far more desirable than volumes which were simply rebound by some owner.~Condition: First and foremost, the edges of the leaves of these volumes remain uncut (untrimmed) -- further bolstering the fact that this is the original binding-up. All three half-titles are present; the only leaf lacking (verified by a Quaritch cataloguer some time back) is the final blank leaf in Vol I. There is minor wear at the spine ends, but without any sort of repair there; the spines are a little faded (as one would expect with this color), and the original spine labels have slight edge-wear not affecting lettering. The Vol I endpapers have a thin strip of matching paper at the gutters; the endpapers in the other two volumes have only minor cracking. Glued to the Vol I front endpaper are a couple of old catalogue descriptions of other copies. For volumes still in their original binding some 190 years after the leaves were first bound up, this is remarkable condition. Gilson A2. Housed in a custom clamshell case with leather labels. Provenance: Vol I bookplate of Augustine Birrell (1850-1933), the barrister, politician, and author -- who became Chief Secretary for Ireland for the period 1907-1916 (in which post he was praised for enabling tenant farmers to own their property, and for extending university education for Catholics, but he resigned following the Easter Rising).

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         On the chemical action of the rays of the solar spectrum on preparations of silver and other substances, both metallic and non-metallic, and on some photographic processes. [With:] On the action of the rays of the solar spectrum on vegetable colours, and on some new photographic processes. [With:] On certain improvements on photographic processes described in a former communication, and on the parathermic rays of the solar spectrum. Offprints from the Philosophical Transactions for 1840, 1842 & 1843, the first two with authorial annotations. Bound with 66 other offprints, extracts and separate publications by Herschel, many with authorial annotations, on astronomy, mathematics, physics, photography and other subjects, assembled by him and i

      [1813-1850] 1813 - An extraordinary collection of works by Sir John Herschel (1792-1871), the outstanding astronomer and physical scientist of his day, assembled for presentation to his son William James Herschel (not to be confused with John?s father, the astronomer Frederick William). The collection includes offprints of Herschel?s three most important publications on photography, the first two of which have corrections and annotations in his hand. These offprints are of extreme rarity ? ABPC/RBH list no other copy of any of them in the past 75 years. Herschel?s intensive investigations in photography and photochemistry during the late 1830s and early 1840s led to enormous advances: he coined the terms ?positive? and ?negative,? invented new photographic processes and improved existing ones, and experimented with colour reproduction. Among the mathematical works are several on the ?calculus of operators?, as well as Herschel?s corrected galley proofs of a very important article on the theory of probability which was read by James Clerk Maxwell and led him to introduce probabilistic methods into the theory of gases, and thereby lay the foundations of statistical physics. There is also an offprint of a little studied paper in which Herschel describes a mechanical calculating machine, developed ?In the course of a conversation with Mr. Babbage on the subject of applying machinery to the performance of numerical computations? The astronomy papers include an offprint of Herschel?s great catalogue of 380 double stars (i.e., binary stars). All of the offprints are rare, with most either not listed on OCLC, or listed in only a handful of copies. ?Herschel?s university years at St. John?s College, Cambridge, were devoted primarily to mathematics. Not only did he carry away the top academic prizes during this time, he was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and co-founded the Analytical Society with Charles Babbage and George Peacock ? Even at this early stage of his career, Herschel?s zeal to ?leave the world wiser than [he] found it?, was already fully formed, and this clearly motivated his approach to photography when that too appeared on his horizon. His brief forays into legal studies and then into an academic career at Cambridge, ended abruptly at the close of 1816 when he settled finally on learning the trade of astronomer as his father?s assistant. Herschel?s life as a scientist of independent means, at a time when such a profession hardly existed, allowed him the freedom to pursue his personal interests, among them the study of light? (Hannavy, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, p. 653).Provenance: William James Herschel (inscription in John Herschel?s hand on front free endpaper of Vol. III: ?W. J. Herschel // From his affectionate father // JFWH?); Dr. Sydney Ross, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (small red book label on each front paste-down). W. J. Herschel (1833-1917), the eldest son of John Herschel, is credited with being the first European to note the value of fingerprints for identification. Sydney Ross (1915-2013), leading chemist and bibliophile, was a former Professor of Colloid Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and founder, and until his death, president of the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation. In 2001 he published a 590-page annotated Catalogue of the Herschel Library of William and John Herschel.In the following description of the works in these volumes, the numbers refer to the list of contents below.Photography (43, 44-47, 51, 59)?Photography was announced at the very height of Herschel?s career. He had just returned from four years in South Africa, having completed an examination of the skies of the Southern Hemisphere, and had reluctantly been raised to a baronetcy. Herschel learned of the announcement of the Daguerreotype on 22 January [1839], and of Talbot?s competing process within the space of a few days. By the 30th, needing no help from either inventor, he had made and fixe

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         Wellington und Massena die Befreyung Portugals - Zeichen der Zeit - So sprach Napoleon Bonaparte vor zwey, - vor acht, - und vor vierzehn Jahren. Merkwürdige Aktenstücke, und interessante Fragmente, um die Geschichte des Tages und den Charakter Bonapartes's zu würdigen - erbauliche Geschichten und Randglossen zur Würdigung der unerhörten Geschichte des Tages, 1. Buch und 3. Hefte in einem Buch.

      London, Vogel und Schulze - Brünn und Olmütz, Gastl, 1813 - 1842. - 110, 48, 64, 78 Seiten Rückenschildchen mit Goldprägung, Kanten berieben, sonst guter Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100

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         Bando] Don Felix Maria Calleja del Rey. Las Córtes generales y extraordinarias, considerando que la reduccion de los terrenos comunes á dominio particular, es una de las providencias que mas imperiosamente reclaman el bien de los pueblos y el fomento de la agricultura é industria; y queriendo al mismo tiempo proporcionar con esta clase de tierras un auxîlio á las necesidades públicas, un premio á los beneméritos defensores de la patria, y un socorro a los ciudadanos no poprietarios [sic], decretan .

      August 23, 1813, Mexico City - Large foio sheet, 56 x 44 cm, on stamped paper, a royal proclamation from the King of Spain, here transmitted through the Viceroy of New Spain, Mexico, concerning the opening up royal and public lands that are not being used, i.e. farmed, to private ownership. Presumably another effort to enrich the chronicaly overextended royal treasury. Considering that the proclamation was issued in the midst of the Mexican struggle for independence, and that it covers all the overseas possessions of Spain, and that Spain was trying to shake off the Napoleonic yoke, the situation must have been dire indeed. Calleja was the next to last Viceroy of New Spain. Only 1 copy is listed on OCLC, at the Univ. of Penssylvania. A quite rare bando, folded but in excellent condition, with the rubric of Calleja himself and the signature of his secretary.

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         Millennial Praises, Containing A Collection of Gospel Hymns, In Four Parts; Adapted to the Day of Christ's Second Appearing

      Josiah Tallcott, Junior, Hancock 1813 - Second Edition. 18mo. Leather. First printed Shaker hymnal. Near fine. Rubbing to edges. Bumped, rubbed corners. Sunning to edges, front cover, spine. Rubbing to spine head and tail. Foxing. Binding tight. Aging as expected. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Biglietto da visita di Giuseppe Verdi con notazione manoscritta del Maestro.

      - Biglietto da visita in formato cm.6x9,5. In basso la nota, manoscritta di pugno del Maestro con la sua classica grafìa, la notazione "Con mille ringraziamenti". Sul biglietto non compare alcuna altra notazione, e non è presente la busta, ma il biglietto proviene dalla biblioteca del giureconsulto parmigiano Emilio Costa, i cui servigi, evidentemente, Verdi utilizzò in occasione che non è dato individuare. Non comune breve appunto manoscritto del grande musicista Roncole di Busseto, 1813-1901), inviato ad un suo conterraneo. Emilio Costa (Parma, 14 giugno 1866 ? Bologna, 25 giugno 1926) fu un celebre giurista italiano. Docente di Storia del diritto romano a Parma e a Bologna, si occupò delle fonti non giuridiche dell'antichità classica, lasciando, fra i suoi principali scritti, "Cicerone giureconsulto", "Il diritto romano privato nelle commedie di Plauto", "La locazione di cose nel diritto romano". 50 gr.

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         Pride and Prejudice: a novel. By the author of "Sense and Sensibility". Second edition. 3 vols.

      Printed for T. Egerton. 1813 Retaining the half title in all three volumes, 8pp ads vol. III. Attractively bound (probably by Baytun) in mid-20thC half tan speckled calf, maroon morocco labels, marbled boards, later e.ps. Contemp. signature on half titles of C. Neale, and later booklabel in vol. I of Robert Ball. A v.g. attractive copy.Gilson A4, who makes no mention of the advertisements at the end of volume three. The first four pages are for John Pye Smith's Manual of English Grammar, 'this day published', dated July 1814; the following four pages are for 'new and valuable works' published by Gale, Curtis and Fenner. This second edition of Austen's most celebrated work followed the first by some ten months. Sales were relatively slow, and the third edition, published in two volumes, did not appear until 1817.

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         La Russie, ou Moeurs, Usages et Costumes des Habitans de toutes provinces de cet Empire. Ouvrage orné de cent-onze planches, représentant plus de deux cents sujets, gravés sur les dessins originaux et d'après nature, de M. Damame-Demartrait, Peintre français, Auteur et Editeur des Maisons de Plaisance impériales de Russie, et Robert Ker-Porter, Peintre anglais, Inventeur des Panoramas. Extrait des ouvrages Anlais et Allemands les plus récents.

      Paris, Nepveu, Passage des Panoramas, n°26, 1813. - 13,5 x 8,5 cm. XXXII, 163; 186, 2; 190, 2; 196, 2; 192, 2; 198, 2 S. Mit insgesamt 109 (von 111: 16, 14, 21 (statt 23), 15, 23, 20) Kupferstichen, davon 5 gefaltet. Zeitgenössisches gesprenkeltes Ganzleder mit zwei Lederrückenschildern, Deckel- und Rückenvergoldung. Ecken und Kanten berieben, Aussengelenke teils angeplatzt. Colas 436. Brunet I, 1226. Originalausgabe dieser wichtigen Beschreibung der Russischen Völker und Landschaften. Mit zahlreichen Kostümkupfer sowie Darstellungen von Architektur, Musikinstrumenten, Brauchtum, Volkskunde etc., darunter auch die Darstellung von Schlitten, einer Sauna etc. Ohne die 10 Registerseiten mit dem Bildindex, die diesem Exemplar auch nie beigebunden waren (Kopie). Demnach fehlen zwei der drei Tafeln zu den Baschkiren: "Homme et Femme" und "Chef". First edition of Breton de la Martinière's picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the inhabitants of the Russian empire. With numerous plates, lacking two of 111.

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         Antique Master Print-DRAUGHTS-CHECKERS-GAME-INN-Burnet-1813

      - Original master print, titled: 'Playing at Draughts'. It shows two men at a table outside, playing draughts/checkers. A woman holding a small child is watching from the doorway, a dog lies at their feet. Handcoloured etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Engraved and designed by Burnet. John Burnet (1781-1868) was a Scottish painter and engraver. He was apprenticed to the engraver Robert Scott. In 1806 he moved to London where he became an established painter of portraits, landscapes and rural genre pieces. As an engraver he produced illustrations for editions of Burns's poems and Walter Scott's Waverley Novels. Condition: Excellent, given age. Small unobtrusive creases. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 15.6 x 20.1 inch. The image size is ca. 13.2 x 18.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 39.5 x 51 cm. The image size is ca. 33.5 x 46 cm.

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         MSS Working Papers relating to the Decoding of Egyptian Hieroglyphics and the Rosetta Stone

      England, circa 1813-1815. Exceedingly scarce original working papers of polymath Thomas Young (1773-1829), made as he was deciphering the ancient Egyptian Demotic script of the Rosetta Stone as well as the foremost interpretations of the hieroglyphics, a monumental endeavour which laid the foundation for deciphering ancient Egyptian writing. The documents include original manuscripts in his hand, as well as his own copies of his manuscript working papers. Documents range in size from approximately 82 x 39 cm to 82 x 26 cm. Together with the 1950 edition of a pamphlet titled "The Rosetta Stone", first published by the British Museum in 1913, Qto. 8 pages, which describes Thomas Young's work, confirms his acquisition of a copy of the inscriptions, and credits him as the first to recognise that the Egyptian writing consisted mainly of Phonetic signs." The lot contained in a very large portfolio, an elephant folio measuring approximately 59 x 43 x 3 cm (23.5 x 17 x 1.5 inches), with satin lined folding overlaps and ribbons for secure closure, exquisitely blind-stamped leather boards, titled to front "Mente et Malleo." An extraordinarily scarce historically significant set of manuscripts, a paramount cornerstone to the libraries of palaeographists and Egyptologists. This archive presents an exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire primary source documents of Thomas Young's important contribution to the understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and thus, Egyptian history and culture. The British Library holds a substantial collection of Thomas Young's unpublished Egyptian manuscripts. One of those comprises a summary of the work presented here. Only one other original document made by Thomas Young and relating to his work on the Rosetta Stone translations is known to exists today, that one being a letter kept at the British Museum. The Archive - Thomas Young's Original Deciphering Manuscripts Practically inconceivable to find historic documents such as this on the public market, after two hundred years in safe-keeping, some of Thomas Young's extraordinary foundational manuscript work emerges to attest and illuminate the early process of deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics! Exceedingly scarce foundational work in deciphering the Rosetta Stone, with a direct rubbing of the Demotic text in hand, Thomas Young worked earnestly at decoding the Egyptian inscriptions of the Rosetta Stone, first by translating the Demotic text using the Greek, and then by isolating specific Egyptian hieroglyphic characters with the Demotic as a reference source. Neatly contained in the original nineteenth century portfolio, these surviving documents from the papers of Thomas Young include: •A pencil rubbing of the middle section of the Rosetta Stone inscriptions, being the enchorial script. Previously unrecognized, the script is now known as demotic and, as Young deduced, is related directly to hieroglyphic. The life-size and true representation was made on tissue leaf, mounted on paper, and backed with a linen cloth measuring 82 x 39 cm. At its widest point, the rubbing measures approximately 72 x 24 cm. Thirty-two lines of texts are numbered in the margins for referencing his translations. •A manuscript transcript from the Greek portion of the Rosetta Stone translated into English, which served as a base for the translation of the Demotic text. Examining eight lines of the Greek text which reads from bottom to top, this comprises a manuscript translation presented line-by-line in English, on two large leafs each measuring approximately 84 x 28 cm. A manuscript pencil copy of the Greek text made on a separate leaf is affixed to the verso of the first English leaf. •Most importantly - Three large leafs revealing the foremost analysis and work-in-progress of Thomas Young as he began to decode the Egyptian inscriptions of the Rosetta Stone, around late 1813 to early 1814. Onto a large leaf, for a direct comparison, Young transcribed the Egyptian hieroglyphs which are carved into the uppermost section of the stele, as well as the Demotic text carved into the section beneath, making several annotations as he examined the Egyptian characters and deciphered key names. These three large leafs are contemporary copies, made by Young himself, of his own manuscript work. To the verso of these leafs, he affixed a copy of the inscriptions, dissected line-by-line. Three copies of the same work, the largest measures approximately 77 x 51 cm, the other two being slightly smaller. Young would have distributed a scant few copies such as these to his contemporaries, most likely to Jean-François Champollion whom he was at first cooperating with on the matters of decipherment, to explorer and Egyptologist William Bankes who compared Young's hieroglyphic name for Ptolemy to monuments in Egypt and found them to match, and also to Baron Silvestre de Sacy with whom he corresponded regularly after he and Champollion began to conflict and compete. He evidently retained copies for his own continued work as well. Slightly later pencil notes are found to verso of the leafs, and also to one upper margin, the latter concurring with Young that "the only way hieroglyphics can be made out is by the Demotic." Revealing Young's foremost process of decipherment, and illustrating the first Egyptian hieroglyphs that were identified on the Rosetta Stone, the three aforementioned leafs corallate directly with, and form the basis of, a manuscript summary penned by Young upon completion, which is now held at the British Library. Excerpts from Young's annotations: "It is evident that the construction & mode of reading in the Hierog's [hieroglyphs] & Demotic are different from the Greeks as in the case of 'lover of Phika' in Greek, whereas in Hierog's & Demotic it is 'Phika Lover' - If one could read the Demotic it would go far to make out the Hierog's, as they appear similar in construction and reading." "From the foregoing, it is clear that 'God Epi' gracious is represented by the above characters in the Hierog's [hieroglyphs] and Demotic as they are repeated, but it is not clear what characters belong to each word... it may not in the Hierog's be some other words... of Ptolemy... the Eastern fashion though of the same meaning. " End excerpts. Conceivably, the pencil markings and annotations to the documents could have been made by Egyptologist, explorer and artist William John Bankes (1786-1855); this however, has not been explored nor substantiated. Thomas Young was in close contact with Bankes whilst working on the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone, which Bankes was keenly interested in, and was also a contributor to. Bankes a careful epigrapher and had mastered the art of copying ancient inscriptions. Only recently has his work on Egypt been acknowledged as vastly important. When Young founded the Egyptian Society in 1817 for the collection, dissemination and study of hieroglyphic texts, it was Bankes' clear intention to assemble, as many as possible, accurate and preferably multi-lingual texts similar to the Rosetta stone, in order to facilitate the decipherment of the hieroglyphic script. Greek and Coptic inscriptions could be understood and helped to date the monuments, so Bankes skillfully copied all that he found. In these initial stages, Bankes was advised by Young to concentrate on recording the cartouches which gave the names of kings. This was perhaps the first serious attempt to make a comprehensive and accurate epigraphic record of wall scenes and, above all, hieroglyphic and other inscriptions, since the appearance of the massive French work "Description de l'Egypte", which is considered to be the first publication which study ancient Egypt in a scientific manner. The deciphering works in this archive were made before May 1814, when a paper by Young describing his calculations, was read at the meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of London, titled, "Remarks of Ancient Egyptian Manuscripts, with Translation of the Rosetta Stone Inscriptions" and being a comparison of the translations of the demotic and Greek texts. The paper was finally published in 1817 in the society's journal, 'Archaeologia' vol xviii. [Having completely translated the "enchorial" (Demotic) text of the Rosetta Stone, and having made a list of 86 demotic words, in October 1814 Young communicated the work to linguist and orientalist Silvestre De Sacy. He subsequently studied the hieroglyphic alphabet but initially failed to recognise that the demotic and hieroglyphic texts were paraphrases and not simple translations. In a letter to De Sacy dated 3 August 1815, Young announced his discovery that the demotic characters were not all alphabetic but that some were symbolic. By the following year, he had found that the enchorial characters were derived from the hieroglyphic.] Some Notes on Young's Contribution to the Decipherment of the Rosetta Stone When in 1799 the inscribed tablet was discovered at Rosetta, at the mouth of the Nile, bearing a decree of ancient priests, in hieroglyphic, in sacred enchorial cursive, and also in Greek characters, it was proposed that the Greek might afford a clue to the interpretation of the Egyptian inscriptions. The Rosetta Stone was brought to England in 1802. From 1813, Thomas Young was independently focusing in earnest on deciphering the inscriptions on the Rosetta stone. By 1814 he had completely translated the "enchorial" (Demotic) text of the Rosetta Stone, using the Greek text inscribed below it, and had made a list of 86 demotic words. He had also concluded that the enchorial was derived from the hieroglyphic. [The authoritative work on the stone by British Museum curator E. A. Wallis Budge, in 1904, gives special emphasis to Young's contribution compared to Champollion's.] Silvestre de Sacy had first interpreted three proper names in the enchorial text. Akerblad and Champollion claimed to have interpreted the whole of it, but up to 1814 neither had published an interpretation. It was Young's exacting visual scrutiny of the Rosetta Stone's hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions, side by side, that led him to discover the relationship and similarities between them. A genious mind indeed, Young was able to trace the progression of the pictographic hieroglyphs of human figures, animals, plants and such, into their cursive equivalents in the Demotic and Greek scripts. From there he went on to further unravel the ancient linguistic complexities, and managed to identify some key names and words in the hieroglyphics. In 1817, Young founded the Egyptian Society for the collection, dissemination and study of hieroglyphic texts. In 1818, Young wrote a lengthy 38-quarto-pages article of great importance in the history of the decipherment of the hieroglyphics. Still celebrated today, and simply titled "Egypt," it was published in 1819 as a Supplement to Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. iv. It was the first work of its kind in English, being a most comprehensive account of the state of knowledge on the subject. In it he pointed out the phonetic character of the hieroglyphs in the ovals which he found to be royal names. In addition to the beginnings of a hieroglyphic alphabet, Young gave in his article a hieroglyphic vocabulary of about two hundred non-alphabetic symbols, most of which have been confirmed by more recent research. The sixth chapter, titled "Analysis of the Triple Inscription of Rosetta," describes his own contributions to the ongoing decipherment efforts, specifically his work on interpreting the enchorial inscription, the identification of the name Ptolemy in that script, and thus in the 'sacred characters.' He further provided evidence of his discovery that the enchorial script is derived from the hieroglyphic. The chapter in fact describes and illustrates the analysis and deciphering work he performed some five years earlier with the present lot of papers, and includes an illustration of his annotations. On the four plates that appeared with his article 'Egypt', he correctly identified the names of a few of the gods, Rd, Nut, Thoth, Osiris, Isis, and Nephthys, and he made out the meanings of several Egyptian ideographs. He also correctly identified the names of Ptolemy and Berenice, although in each case he attributed wrong values to some of the hieroglyphic characters which formed these names. His identifications of kings' names were, however, not accurate Thus of Amenhetep, he made Tithons; of Thi (a queen), Eoa; of Usertsen, Heron; of Psammetichus, Sesostris; of Nectanebus, Proteus; of Seti, Psammis; of Rameses II., Amasis; of Autocrator, Arsinoe, etc.. Young continued working on an 'Enchorial Egyptian Dictionary' up to the end of his life. Two years after his death, drawing directly from his notes, his interpretations were published. Described as "an Egyptian word list with equivalents in English and Greek", the work featured a memoir of the author as well as a catalogue of his works and essays. Titled "Rudiments of an Egyptian dictionary in the ancient enchorial character, containing all the words of which the sense has been ascertained," it was published in London by J. & A. Arch, 1831. On the Scarcity of Thomas Young's Original Papers The whereabouts of most of the Thomas Young papers, or how many might even survive today, is unknown, making this an unforeseen and invaluable acquisition. Historians deem most of his letters, journals, and papers to be lost. While the British Library holds a collection of his Egyptian manuscripts, the vast majority of his papers are believed to be lost. The last person known to possess Thomas Young's working papers, private letters, and journals, is mathematician George Peacock (1791-1858) who spent twenty years studying the material and relaying it in the authoritative biography, "Life of Thomas Young MD, FRS &c..." published in London in 1855. Peacock also edited the first two volumes of "Miscellaneous works of the Late Thomas Young" published in 1855. In a recent review of the biography, British author William Andrew Robinson writes, "Peacock was repeatedly requested to write the life by Mrs. [Eliza] Young and was reluctant to agree, given his heavy professional commitments, illness and the daunting nature of the subject. He had access to Young's journals and private papers and the many frank letters Young wrote to Hudson Gurney - almost all of which have since disappeared ... Peacock's book is therefore invaluable for quoting at length from now vanished original sources..." Whether most were lost, concealed, or destroyed, original working papers of Thomas Young, in any format, are extremely scarce, especially pertaining to his Rosetta Stone work. Only the following are recorded as having been preserved: Of special significance to the present archive, the British Library holds a manuscript document by Thomas Young which corresponds directly to the deciphering work executed on the present leafs. The British Library's manuscript is Young's own summary of his original working documents - the very papers presented here. It explains and illustrates specific findings in the translation of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphics. What is highlighted and annotated on the present working papers, is further explained in detail on the leaf held at the Library. From the British Library's website: [Describing the manuscript written by Thomas Young headed "An Explanation of the Hieroglyphics of the Stone of Rosetta"] "This page shows English scholar Thomas Young's deciphering work-in-progress in the late 1810s. He identified groups of glyphs that spelt out the name 'Ptolemy' phonetically, and so worked out their sound-values..." (Shelfmark: Add. MS 27281, f. 41) Secondly, in the archives of the British Museum, is a letter written by Thomsa Young on 10 February 1818, seeking assistance from Egyptologist William Bankes who was travelling in Egypt at the time. Young addressed the letter to Henry Bankes (1757-1834), English politician, trustee of the British Museum, and father of William John Bankes (1786-1855) who was a notable explorer, Egyptologist, and ultimately the intended recipient of the letter's content. Requesting that the letter be forwarded to William Bankes who was travelling in Egypt at the time, Young petitions the adventurer to seek out the missing fragments of the Rosetta Stone. A few days before his planned departure for Nubia in 1818, Bankes had received the letter from Young, forwarded by his father, and containing a number of instructions. The "great desideratum of all" was to discover the missing hieroglyphic fragments of the Rosetta Stone. With this, the number of known hieroglyphics, "above fifty" could be "more than doubled". Young's second request was for Bankes to bring back to England the duplicate of the Rosetta Stone seen by Dr. Clarke in the building occupied by the Institute at Cairo, believing that it could contain additional information. [In 1815 Bankes had discovered an obelisk at the sacred island of Philae which would later play a significant role in the decipherment of hieroglyphs.] From the British Museum's website: [Describing the manuscript correspondence written by Thomas Young 10 February 1818 petitioning the assistance of William John Bankes in Egypt] "This particular letter is one of the most important developments in understanding hieroglyphs... The hieroglyphs at the end of the letter are mostly correct translations allowing this letter to be particularly significant." (Case 16) Finally, though unrelated to the Rosetta Stone work, the Cambridge University Library possesses a collection of papers from the Board of Longitude which includes several letters written to Thomas Young, by numerous parties, on the subject of astronomy. Incidentally, George Peacock is connected to Cambridge University, where the only notable collection of letters from the archives of Thomas Young is preserved. Having graduated there in 1812, Peacock was appointed Lowndean Professor of Astronomy in 1837. Thomas Young was succeeded by his wife Eliza by thirty years. She certainly would have inherited his estate, including the now elusive letters, papers and journals. The couple had no children to bequeath to upon her passing. Thomas Young was closer in relationship to his in-laws than his own family, however Eliza also succeeded her brother and sister, who might have otherwise been the recipients of his important works. It is possible that the lot found its way to his one or more of his own siblings, however, it is generally believed that little has survived about his personal life, and that many or most of his letters, journals and papers have not survived. For years, archaeologists were unable to decode the writing of Egyptian hieroglyphics, but the Rosetta Stone gave them the answers they were looking for. The same passage was inscribed on the stone three times, in three different scripts. This allowed English scientist, Thomas Young and French scholar, Jean-François Champollion to decode the Egyptian hieroglyphic script. Thomas Young started the process by decoding a few symbols, while Jean-François Champollion is credited with deciphering the majority of the Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabet using his knowledge on the ancient Greek language. At last, the culture of the Egyptians could be understood in its full context and the inscriptions on tombs, pyramids and other structures could be read. Thomas Young (1773-1829) was an English polymath, physician, philologist, and foremost decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs using the Rosetta stone. Egyptologists hail Young as one of the founders of their science. He has recently been styled as "The Last Man Who Knew Everything." Having become interested in Egyptology, Young began studying the texts of the Rosetta Stone in 1813. He made a number of independent and insightful revelations in the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, specifically the Rosetta Stone, before Jean-François Champollion eventually expanded on his work. He began by translating the demotic text from the Greek. With this, and additional hieroglyphic writings from other sources, he eventually succeeded in providing a nearly accurate translation of the hieroglyphics inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone, and thus contributed immensely to deciphering the ancient Egyptian language. Young was the first to show that the hieroglyphs had phonetic and not merely ideographic values - a discovery essential to the subsequent progress in the decipherment made by Champollion. By the time of his death in 1829, Young had become keenly interested in interpreting Egyptian hieroglyphics, and had made significant progress in doing so. In the early stages, Thomas Young and Jean-François Champollion cooperated in their work on hieroglyphic decipherment, but from around 1815, they were in considerable rivalry. For many years they kept details of their work away from each other. When Champollion in 1822 published a translation of the hieroglyphs and the key to the grammatical system, Young praised his work. Nevertheless, in 1823, Young published an "Account of the Recent Discoveries in Hieroglyphic Literature and Egyptian Antiquities", to have his own work recognised as the basis for Champollion's system. In the ensuing controversy, strongly motivated by the political tensions of that time, the British tended to champion Young, while the French mostly championed Champollion. ["Mente et Malleo," the text inscribed to the front of the portfolio, means "By Thought and Hammer." The saying, and variants of it, became enshrined in geological societies, and used as a motto of surveyors worldwide, most notably by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)].

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         Autograph Letter Signed to Dr. R. H. Brabant, 3 pp on one folded 8 vo sheet with integral address leaf, n.p., June 22, 1815

      Coleridge comments on Christian attitudes to theater going, the importance of making theater accessible to those outside of big cities, young people attending theater performances, and perhaps most importantly he advocates for theater attendance as a potential path to Christian improvement. Coleridge writes to his friend and frequent correspondent, R. H. Brabant, a surgeon from Devizes, in Wiltshire, U.K. In Wiltshire, Coleridge had changed his relationship to Christianity and fully accepted Anglicanism. Coleridge references his own play,"Remorse, A Tragedy in Five Acts." "Remorse" opened at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane on January 23, 1813 and was generally well received much to its author's surprise. Published in Coleridge's collected letters. Condition: Good overall condition with wear in several spots and one break at a margin fold. The second sheet, pages 3 and 4, has been laid onto a reinforcing page and reattached to form the bifold stationery. The bottom of the final page was removed just below the signature and has been professionally reconnected. Coleridge writes: "Mr. Falkner, the manager of the company now at Caine, takes with him tomorrow several letters of introduction from our most respectable inhabitants, and I am myself so well satisfied, both with the professional talents of his company and their regularity and moral deportment that I have not thought myself justified in denying him a few lines to you. Whatever objections serious persons may justifiably have to theatres in great cities, these cannot at all apply to occasional plays in town like Caine and Devizes. No allurements to vice are held forth; no vicious women collected and if there be any who think a Play under all circumstances a Sin, I would recommend to them to consider whether to force their own consciousness on those of a whole Town, who had no such scruples, does not savour[sic] intolerance & spiritual Tyranny & recently that [Saint] Gregory Nazianzen himself wrote a tragedy during Julian's interdiction , in order that Christians; might not be wholly deprived of the innocent pleasures derived from the Drama; and to adapt the equally just as a witty remarks of our friend, Mr. Bowles. St. Paul who was inspired by God did not forbid the attendance in the theatre during his abode in Athens, and Montanus, who inspired by the Devil, did forbid it. The same Persons who think ill of Theatres in any shape profess to think ill of Balls & assemblies & yet they do not deem themselves although to keep the Heels of all the young Beans & Belles of a neighbourhood in a state of holy stillness against their own will. I myself disapprove of the habit of attending theatres in young persons as undomesticating the disposition and tending to render them too dependent on foreign & strong...for their entertainment. But in the present case the danger is out of the question & by all events those who go to the Play, If there were a Play to be gone to... may be improved. It is greatly to the praise of the Manager that every line that even borders on indelicacy, every indecorous or irreverent word is marked in the acting, and Mr. Falkner makes himself responsible for all debts contracted by his company. He is about to bring out the Remorse. If you can exert any influence in procuring permission for to try his luck at Devizes, I spare you , you will be...a very deserving man on my conscious, they appear to me to act just as well as these of the London Stages - indeed, very few beyond my expectations. Present my affectionate & respectful remembrances to Mrs. B. and sisters - Christians might not be wholly deprived of the innocent pleasures derived from the drama...." Coleridge signs, " S. T. Coleridge.".

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         Voyage Pittoresque et Historique et Description de la Principauté de Catalogne par Alexandre de Laborde, et une Société de gens de Lettres et d'Artistes de Madrid.

      L'Imprimerie de Mame. 1813 - Elephant folio (570mm x 440mm). Engraved frontispiece, large engraved vignette on title page which is dated 1806., (x), 72 pp, with 58 other engraved plates on 47 leaves. Rebound in leather-backed boards, marbled papered boards with the the original cover title mounted on the upper cover. This has been professionally washed and rebound, traces of staining, notably to title-page, plates all in good condition except for the 'Vista de la Ermita de Sn. Benito' which has small hole in the lower part of the figure of the monk, the paper curiously has been folded over and not printed on, so may be paper fault, a few repaired tears to margins and corners strengthened to several sheets. Plates are (frontis) Sepulcro antiguo, Ilamado en el pais, Sepulcro de los Escipiones; Vista general de la cuidad y del puerto de Barcelona formadd del pie de Montjouy; Interior de la Catedral de Barcelona; Plano, Corte y elevacion de la Lonja de Barcelona; Vista de la Plaza nueva y de una de las puertas antiguas de Barcelona; Detalles del Templo de hercules y vista interior de los baños Arabes con su plan y corte de Barcelona; Baxos Relieves antiguos en Barcelona; Vista de la gran cascada de St. Miguel Delfay; Interior de la Ermita de Sn. Miguel; Antiguedades de Mataro y Olesa; Vista Pintoresca del Puente y del arco Triunfal de Matorell; Detalles y cortes del Puente y del Arco triunfal de Matorell; Cuidad y castillo de Cardona y Montañas de Sal; Vista de la entrada del Monasterio y del Hospicio de Mont-Serrat; Situation respectiva del Convento y de las Hermitas de Mont-Serrat; Vista de la Ermita de Sn. Benito; Claustro principal del Monasterio de Mont-Serrat; Vista de la Cueva de la Virgen de Montserrat; Vista interior del jardin del Monesterio de Mont-Serrat; Ermita de Sta. Ana; Ermits de S.S.Trinitad; Ermita de S.Dimas; Vista del conveento de Mont-Serrat; Ermitaño en medtacion; Interior de la Ermita de S.Dimas; Entrada de las grutas de Estalactitas en Mont-Serrat; Vista interior de las Estalactitas de Mont-Serrat; Vista del Puente de Montistrol y de la Montana de Mont-Serrat; Hermita de Sn. Onofre; Vista del Puente de Lladone a seis leguas de Barcelona cerca la Villa-Franca; Restos de antoguas sepulturas de cuidad de Olerdola; Ruinas de la antigua ciudad de Olerdola; Detalle y cortes del Arco de Bara; Vista de Tarragona tomada en el camino de Barcelona; Plano de la ciudad de Tarragona; VistaVista de una parte del palcio de Augusto, Ilamada hoi Torre de Pilatos, en Tarragona; Vista de los restos del anfiteatro de Tarragona; Ruinas de un Monumento Sepulcral cerca de Tarragona; Antiguos Fragmentos de Tarragona; Diversos Fragmentos antiguos en Tarragona; Interior de la Catedral de Tarragona; Ventana Arabe en Tarragona; Vista exterior de la Catedral y del claustro de Tarragona formada en el inetrior del jardin; Vista exterior de la Catedral a Tarragona; Chapiteles de las colomnas del claustro de la catedral de Tarragona; Col de Balaguer; Amposta; Vista General de Tortosa; Vista general de Lerida; Plano de :Lerida; Entrada del Monasterio de Poblet; Vista general del Monasterio de Poblet; Sala capitular del Monasterio de Poblet; Sepulcro de los Reyes de Aragon; Vista de uno de los patios del Monasterio de Poblet; Detailes de las Salinas de Cardona, y vista de Solsona; Visto de Manresa; Vista de Gerona; Baños arabes en Gerona; Detalles y cortes de los Baños arabes a Gerona; Varias Inscripciones que se hallan en Cataluña. There are 3 additional plates Puerta del Sagrario del Koran en Cordova; Puerta de una de las faces letrales de la Mazquita de Cordova; Baxos-releves del templo de Mars en Merida. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A group of three autograph letters signed the first by Henry Richard Vassall Fox, Baron Holland "Vassall Holland," the second by Alexander Hamilton Douglas, Duke of Hamilton "Douglas and Clydesdale" and the last in the third person the Augustus Frederick Fitzgerald, Duke of Leinster

      N. P., Hamilton Palace and Jordans Hotel, 1813. 3 pages, 2 pages, one page respectively. 1 vols. 4to. The first two to unidentified recipients, the last to Sir John Swinburne. Folded, some light browning, else very good. From the collection formed by Sir Melville MacNaghten, Assistant Commissioner of C.I.D., Scotland Yard and his daughter Lady Aberconway. 3 pages, 2 pages, one page respectively. 1 vols. 4to. Friends of Religious Liberty. Concerning a meeting of the Friends of Religious Liberty [or Freedom] who were backing the cause of Catholic Emancipation. Holland writes about the meeting, mentioning that he had spoken with Lord Lansdown about the matter and agreed that a meeting of Great Parliamentary names be present, under the sanctions of H. R. H. the Duke of Sussex if possible and that "the declaration should be cautiously drawn up, compirzing all the [] arguments & some general comprehensive principles on religious liberty including all seats-perhaps James Mackintosh might be [ ] to write the resolutions." Hamilton's letter responds to a letter about the meeting on the 20th of the month regretting his inability to attend. The Duke of Leinster writes that he is unable to accept Sir John Swinburne's invitation to become a Steward to the Dinner given by the Friends of Religious Freedom as he will be in Ireland. Sir John Swinburne was the Third Baronet and head of an old Roman Catholic family.

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         A group of three autograph letters signed the first by Henry Richard Vassall Fox, Baron Holland "Vassall Holland," the second by Alexander Hamilton Douglas, Duke of Hamilton "Douglas and Clydesdale" and the last in the third person the Augustus Frederick Fitzgerald, Duke of Leinster

      N. P., Hamilton Palace and Jordans Hotel 1813 - 3 pages, 2 pages, one page respectively. 1 vols. 4to. Friends of Religious Liberty. Concerning a meeting of the Friends of Religious Liberty [or Freedom] who were backing the cause of Catholic Emancipation. Holland writes about the meeting, mentioning that he had spoken with Lord Lansdown about the matter and agreed that a meeting of Great Parliamentary names be present, under the sanctions of H. R. H. the Duke of Sussex if possible and that "the declaration should be cautiously drawn up, compirzing all the [ ] arguments & some general comprehensive principles on religious liberty including all seats-perhaps James Mackintosh might be [ ] to write the resolutions." Hamilton's letter responds to a letter about the meeting on the 20th of the month regretting his inability to attend. The Duke of Leinster writes that he is unable to accept Sir John Swinburne's invitation to become a Steward to the Dinner given by the Friends of Religious Freedom as he will be in Ireland. Sir John Swinburne was the Third Baronet and head of an old Roman Catholic family. The first two to unidentified recipients, the last to Sir John Swinburne. Folded, some light browning, else very good. From the collection formed by Sir Melville MacNaghten, Assistant Commissioner of C.I.D., Scotland Yard and his daughter Lady Aberconway 3 pages, 2 pages, one page respectively. 1 vols. 4to

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         Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Des Pflanzenreichs erster - achter und zehnter Teil.

      Wien, gedruckt auf Kosten des Herausgebers, 1813-1821. 9 Teile in 9 Bänden. 18,5 x 11,5 cm. Mit 9 gestochenen Titelblättern und 562 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. OHLdr. mit zwei Rückenschildern. Nissen BBI, 3152. - Band 1.: Die allgemeine Einleitung. Mit 58 Tafeln. - Band 2.: Die allgemeine Einleitung. Mit 66 Tafeln. - Band 3.: Mehlgebende Pflanzen, Küchengewächse und Obst. Mit 68 Tafeln. - Band 4.: Küchengewächse und Obst. Mit 62 Tafeln. - Band 5.: Obst, Gewürze, Öhle und Zucker. Mit 68 Tafeln. - Band 6.: Gräser und Futterkräuter. Mit 62 Tafeln. - Band 7.: Wahre Holzpflanzen. Strauchartige Holzarten. Fremde oder ausländische Holzarten. Mit 52 Tafeln. - Band 8.: Arzneypflanzen von der ersten bis zur fünfzehnten Classe. Mit 60 Tafeln. - Band 10.: Zierpflanzen und ihre Behandlung. Mit 66 Tafeln. - Ohne Band 9. - Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen. Text und Titelblätter teils stock- bzw. braunfleckig. Band 3 ab Seite 673 am Rand und Hinterdeckel mit Beschädigung. Die altkolorierten Kupfertafeln in guten Zustand. - Für den, der die \"Unterhaltungen\" unter historischen Gesichtspunkten studiert, ist die Lektüre auch 200 Jahre nach ihrem Erscheinen noch sehr anregend. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bücher, Blumen; Botanik; Obst; Pflanzen

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         Memorie e documenti per servire all'istoria del Principato lucchese.

      Bertini, Lucca 1813 - Tomo I. 1813: XIV, 398 S., [1] Bl. Tomo II. 1814: Della città e stato di Lucca. 405, XXXV, [1] S. Tomo III.1. 1816: [1] Bl., 261 S., [1] Bl., 2 ausfaltb. Tab. Tomo III.2. 1817: [1] Bl., 191 S., [2] Bl. Tomo IV. 1818: Del Ducato di Lucca. XX, 424, 203, [1] S., 1 Kupfert. Halbledereinbde., gesprenkelte Schnitte, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Papier teils fleckig [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sense and Sensibility: a novel. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice". 2nd edn. 3 vols.

      Printed for the Author, by C. Roworth, & published by T. Egerton. 1813 - Half titles; some minor paper flaws, mostly marginal but occasionally within text touching a single letter, some light spotting but overall a nice clean copy. Contemp. half brown calf, marbled boards, expertly rebacked in matching calf, ruled & dec. in gilt, red morocco labels. A handsome copy. Gilson A2: with textual revision. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The European in India.

      London: Edward Orme,, 1813. From a Collection of Drawings, by Charles Doyley [sic]. Engraved by J. H. Clark and C. Dubourg; with a Preface and Copious Descriptions by Thomas Williamson; accompanied with a Brief History of Ancient and Modern India, from the Earliest Periods of Antiquity to the Termination of the Late Mahratta War, by F. W. Blagdon. Quarto. Contemporary diced russia, rebacked with the original spine laid down, flat bands gilt to spine, titles and elaborate quatrefoils gilt to alternate compartments, gilt roll to sides incorporating diglyph, Greek-key and floral motifs, enclosing a blind palmette roll, all edges gilt, floral roll to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates. Contemporary bookplate of James Wakeman Newport Charlett (1764-1838), infantry officer and squire of Hanley Court, Worcestershire, to the front pastedown, and his ownership inscription to title page. Extremities lightly rubbed, tips bumped and slightly worn, a few negligible marks to sides, plates variably trimmed along fore edges, with very pale foxing in margins, plate I bound as frontispiece, the occasional trivial spot to text. A very good, crisp copy in a handsome contemporary binding, complete with the half-title and list of plates, neither mentioned in Abbey. First edition, preceding the artist's Costume and Customs of Modern India, which contains the same illustrations and which Abbey estimated to have been published in 1824, not 1813 as in Tooley; the later work also lacks Blagdon's historical essay, first published separately as A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India, in 1805. D'Oyly (1781-1845) made use of his immense family wealth — his father John held the extremely lucrative office of East India Company resident at the court of the nawab of Bengal — to pursue his artistic interests alongside a decidedly unremarkable career in administration, and "was judged by his contemporaries the most talented of all the amateur artists in India … There were other contemporary talented and interesting amateurs in India … but D'Oyly's fame above theirs is perhaps owing to his having devoted himself so conspicuously to art, in his own words to Warren Hastings, 'beyond perhaps what an amateur ought'" (ODNB). The agreeable plates mainly depict wealthy Europeans among native servants and entertainers, and though "mildly satirical … provide an important window into Anglo-Indian social relations of the time" (UC Santa Barbara Library, online); the lively descriptions are the work of another important figure in early 19th-century Anglo-Indian culture, Thomas Williamson, best remembered as the author of Oriental Field Sports (1807-8).

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        Series of Four Prints Depicting the British Whale Fishery

      London: Edwd. Orme, 1813. Colored aquatints, 9 1/2 x 7 inches. Set of four whaling prints originally found in Williamson's "Foreign Field Sports." I - "Boats Approaching a Whale." II - "A Ships Boat Attacking a Whale." III - "Shooting the Harpoon at a Whale." IV - "A Whale Brought Alongside a Ship." J.H. Clark del. M. Dubourg Sculpt. Ingalls 87-90, who remarks "unusual for their close-up views," and, "relatively early depiction of a mounted harpoon gun in action." Brewington, "Prints," 154-158. Plates II-IV have text from the Williamson book laid down on the back of the frame. Very good condition, colors bright with almost no foxing or tanning. Matted and framed, under glass. (Shipping at cost, or prints can be removed from frames.) The lot

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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