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        Armata. A fragment. [with] The Second Part of Armata.

      - London, John Murray 1817. Two volumes octavo, together in 19th century half calf, spine elaborately gilded. A bit of browning, a handsome pleasing copy. Second editions of both parts. This now obscure Antarctic imaginary voyage to another world connected to ours at the south pole might have been popular, in a mild and genteel way: there were supposedly five editions of the first part in 1817 and the second part likewise reached five editions by 1819. It is possible they were manufactured as part of Erskine’s joke in the preface of part two that histories such as this were doomed to obscurity whereas if he called it a romance it was guaranteed two editions at least by the lending libraries alone. While the first and second edition of the first part are different settings, the second and fourth editions are from the same setting. The first and second editions of part two are from the same setting, as is the fourth edition up until signature K which is where Erskine added some footnotes. Erskine's Armata is dystopian in intent but he is too polite and good natured to go overboard about it and although a couple of hundred or so sailors, from earth and from Armata, are obliterated at each end of the book they are dispatched in a sentence each. Even the narrator's beloved Morvina, who is literally killed by her induction into society, is done to death in a quiet half page, the narrator apologetic for being tactless enough to mention it. But, skimming past the legal religious stuff - I couldn't follow the outrageous fraud the clergy put over the government and justice system - there are some delightful scenes of bone crunching mayhem once Armata society sets off for an evening out. Erskine, also now obscure, was once described as the "greatest advocate as well as the first forensic orator who ever appeared in any age" (James High as quoted in Patterson's 'Nobody's Perfect'). He remained all his life a fierce defender of freedom of speech and the liberty of the press with one startling lapse: after defending Thomas Paine at the cost of his own position he prosecuted a bookseller for distributing Paine's writing. Apparently he later returned the retainer in remorse but he remained open to accusations of self interest in that case.

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        Sammelband mit 6 zeitgenössischen Broschüren von Teilnehmern bzw. Kommentatoren sowie von 3 eingestreuten Texten (Liedern) weiterer Autoren (u.a. Follen)bezüglich des Wartburgfestes der Burschenschaften im Jahr 1817, u.a. von Maßmann, Rödiger etc.

      64 S., 76 S., 31 S., 14 S., 45 S., dazw. 3 Bll. Kl.8vo. (15,5 x 9,5 cm). Zusammengebunden in einem neueren silbergrauen Lwd-Band (Rückentitel berieben). Sammelband von Originalschriften (meist ohne Verlagsangabe, aber jeweils mit den Titelblättern) von Protagonisten des ersten - entscheidenden - Wartburgfestes am 18. Oktober 1817 mit ca 500 Teilnehmern von 12 deutschen. Universitäten, voran der Universität Jena, zum Gedenken an die Reformation und die Freiheitskriege: u.a. Forderung nach staatlicher Einigung Deutschlands (erstmalig die Fahne Schwarz-Rot-Gold), Ausschreitungen bis hin zur Bücher-Verbrennung nach Propaganda radikaler Gruppen und einzelner Protagonisten (u.a. Rödiger), Geburtsstunde der Burschenschaften und in der Folge Provozierung der "Karlsbader Beschlüsse (1819), die ein Verbot der Verbindungen und die Verfolgung ihrer Mitglieder auslösten.- Im "Widerschein (der Fackeln) hielten der Philosophiestudent Ludwig Rödiger und der aus der Turnerbewegung kommende Hans Ferdinand Maßmann kurze Ansprachen, worauf- hin neben einem preußischen Ulanenschnürleib, einem hessischen Zopf und einem österreichischen Korporalstock auch eine Reihe von Büchern verbrannt wurden, deren Verfasser (...) als Vertreter der Reaktion galten. Dazu der preußische Gendarmeriekodex des Polizeidirektors von Kamptz sowie Schriften des gegenrevolutionären Literaten August von Kotzebue und des Aufklärers Saul Ascher, der gegen die Deutschtümelei des Turnvaters Jahn zu Felde gezogen war. Als Symbol der Fremdherrschaft wurde schließlich noch Napoleons Code civil in die Flammen geworfen. In einem "Feuerspruch" wurde jeweils der Grund der Verbrennung zusammengefasst (...). Die Burschenschaftler waren unter sich. Sie verstanden sich als die Zukunft Deutschlands, und die Bücherverbrennung sollte zu einer geistig-moralischen Erneuerung beitragen. Es war, in der lutherischen Tradition stehend, ein revolutionäres Fanal, das sich gegen die Politik fast aller deutscher Teilstaaten richtete, weswegen der preußische Polizeidirektor Kamptz die Burschenschaftler beschuldigte, sie wollten "den Doctorhut mit der Jacobinermütze vertauschen".(H.Münkler, Die Deutschen und ihre Mythen, Berlin 2009, p.319 f.). - Folgende Schriften hier vorliegend: 1. von "Maßmann aus Berlin" (so die handschr. Ergänzung): "Kurze und wahrhaftige Beschreibung des großen Burschenfestes auf der Wartburg bei Eisenach am 18ten und 19ten des Siegesmomnds 1817" (nebst Reden und Liedern) Gedruckt in diesem Jahr. (mit Liedern von Fries und Biernacky).64 S. - 2. Von "Frommann aus Jena" (so handschr.): "Das Burschenfest auf der Wartburg am 18. Und 19. October 1817". Jena, Frommann, 1818 (76 S.). - 3. Ludwig Rödiger, "Ein deutsches Wort an Deutschland's Burschen gesprochen vor dem Feuer auf dem Wartenberg bei Eisenach am achtzehnten des Siegesmondes im Jahr 1817 dem dritten Jubeljahr der Geistesfreiheit", 31 S., Jena 1817. - 4. "Die Burschenfahrt nach der Wartburg am 18.Oktober, 1817" (Lied), 4 S., o.O.u.Dat. - 5. (Förster in Berlin:) "Ehrenrettung des königlich Preußischen wirklichen Geheimen Ober-Regierungs-Rathes Herrn von Kamptz (Wider eine ihm fälschlich zugeschriebene eigene Fluchschrift", 14 S., o.O. 1818. - 6. "Freies Wort trotz Hetzern und Fehmlern! - Sprachs Rudolf von Fraustadt, Bursch in Berlin" (handschr.zugefügt: "Stier", Verfasser.?).45 S. o.O. 1818.- In 1. Maßmann, p.61 u. 63 f.: zwei Lieder, davon Nr. 2: "Deutsch Burschenlied (Weise: Heil dir im Siegerkranz...)", von Follen. - Letztes Blatt (auf Karton) "Inhalt" (nach ob. Titeln von alter Hand aufgelistet). Zu den Broschüren 2, 3 und 4 vgl. die Faksimile-Abb. der jeweiligen Titelblätter siehe: Helmut Asmus, Das Wartburgfest. Studentische Reformbewegungen 1770-1819.,(Magdeburg 1995) p.22, p.32, p. 110. (hier beigegeben). - Die hier zusammengebundenen Broschüren dürften sehr selten sein, da sie wohl überwiegend als Flugschriften verbreitet und wohl auch konfisziert wurden! - Papier etwas gebräunt, kaum Stockflecken, einige Blatt im Ober-bzw. Unterrand knapp beschnitten.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      Printed for T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall, London 1817 - THIRD EDITION of only three printed by the original publisher. The book would not be reprinted until the 1830s. Contemporary three-quarter maroon calf over marbled boards, with marbled endpapers and black leather spine labels. Complete with BOTH HALF-TITLES. There is some rubbing or scuffing to the bindings and a hinge or two is a little tender. Old owner signatures at the head of the title-pages else, internally, the books are very clean. A Very Good set, complete and unrestored in an appealing contemporary binding.

      [Bookseller: Clarel Rare Books]
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        Handwörterbuch der allgemeinen Chemie. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      First Edition, (2)+ XVIII+ 300 + VI+ 378 + (8)+ 304 + (4)+ 303+ VIII+ 305-558 pages sider, Leipzig und Altenburg Brockhaus 1817-19, Bound in 2 very fine contemporaty marbeled paperbindings with titellabels with goldprint on spines . Mit 8 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Stamp and note on endpaper

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        Die Minen und der unterirdische Krieg.

      Wien, k. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1817.. Two parts in one volume. Paginated consecutively. Quarto. Pp. viii, 57 (verso blank); 59-164, (1) Errata. Plus 11 folding lithographic plates. Shoulder notes in petit font. Hardcover, bound in contemporary brown half cloth and matching marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, sprinkled edges, old shelf ticket to spine, old military institutional stamps to title. In a very good condition. Rather fine, wide-margined copy, preserved entirely in the original state. ~ First edition. Jordan 1600. The fine plates were drawn directly on the lithography stone by Kohl von Zach. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios but has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms.

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        Anekdotenalmanach 1815-1829. 13 Bände (= komplett). Gesammelt und herausgegeben von Karl Müchler. Band 1: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1817. Band 2: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1818. Band 3: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1819. Band 4: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1820. Band 5: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1821. Band 6: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1822. Band 7: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1823. Band 8: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1824. Band 9: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1825. Band 10: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1826. Band 11: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1827. Band 12: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1828. Band 13: Anekdotenalmanach auf das Jahr 1829.

      Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1817-1829 12°. 13 cm. X, 9 Blatt, 422, 376, 422, 363, 434, 404, 408, 450, 460, 499, 437, 411, 431 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 1. Auflage. Jeder Band mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz. Gute bis sehr gute Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR deutschsprachige Literatur / german literature

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        Portraits de la famille impériale (Russe). Collection de vingt-quatre portraits de la famille impériale, peints par H. Benner

      St. Petersburg / Petersbourg. 1817 - 12 of 24 engravings. Extrait de 12 de 24 feuilles. Pl. ca. 30,4 x 22,2 cm, Bl. 39,6 x 28,1 cm. single engravings, feuilles. Gravure sur feuille. Radierungen auf kräftigem Papier, etchings. Links bezeichnet: "H. Benner pinx.t=", rechts "C.Johannot / A.J. Mecou et J.B.Coupé sulp.t". Mittig auf Russisch und Französisch betitelt. Professionally cleaned. *Henri Benner, was a miniature peinter from Mulhouse, near Strasburg / Alsace (1776-1818) who worked for a longtime in Russia. He was educated by Jean Baptiste 'Isabey in Paris. Benner was an appointed court painter. These portraits have been most celebrated. Amongst the engravers was Andre Joseph Mecou the most important one, he was born in Grenoble in 1771 and died in Paris 1837. Originally painted by H.Benner. This rare set of engravings includes portraits of the Royal Russian Family, Czars, Emperors, Dukes etc. It was entitled 'La Famille Imperiale'. They were engraved by Andre Joseph Mecou, Fr. John, Johannot and Coupé and published by M. Saint-Florent of St. Petersburg and M.Rosenstrauch of Moscow, in 1817. *Henri Benner, un peintre en miniature alsacien, né à Mulhouse (1776-1818). Il était élève du Jean Baptiste 'Isabey à Paris. Benner travaillé et habité longtemps en Russie. Il a fait beaucoup de portraits du noblesse Russse et Européene. Cettes gravures sont d'une série de 24 portraits de la famille impériale, publiés en Russe et en France d'abord par souscription. The following engravings are part of this collection, they are all unframed: Les gravures suivant sont part du cette collection: 1 .La tzarewna Sophie Alexiewna / Sofija Alekseevna.- C. Johannot sculp. 2. S. M. Le Emperereur Pierre II / Ego velichestvo imperator Petr.II - Coupé sculp. lower left margin slightly reinforced 3. Le Tzar Féodor III Alexiéwitch / Zar' Feodor' III Alekseevich'. C. Johannot sculp. 4. S. A.J. le Grand Duc Nicolas. Ego vysochestvo velikij Knjaz Nikolai Pavlovich'. Fr. John sculp. 5. S.M.l'Impératrice Anne Iwanowna. Eja velichestvo imperatritsa Anna Ioannovna. J. Mécou sculp. 6. S. A. J. le Grand - Duc Michel. Ego Vysochestvo velikij Knjaz' Michael' Pavlovich'. Fr. John. sculp. 7. Le Tzar Alexis Michailowich. Zar' Aleksij Michailovich'. Mécou sculp. 8. Le Tzar Jwan Alexiéwitch. Zar' Ioann' Alekseevich' J. Mécou sculp. 9. Le Tzar Michail Féodorowtich Romanoff. (1613). Zar' Michail' Feodorovich' Romanov'. J. Mécou sculp. 10. S.A.J. la Grande Duchesse Alekxandrine. Eja vysochestvo Velikaja Knjaginja Alexsandra Feodorovna. J. Mécou sculp. Margins slightly reinforced. 11.S.M.l Impératrice Marie. Eja velichestvo imperatritsa Marija Feodorovna. J. Mécou sculp. 12. S.M. l'Empereur Pierre III. Ego velichestvo Imperator' Petr' III. J. Mécou sculp. ref. Saur, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon.volume 9, Munich-Leipzig 1994, pp. 100-101, s.v. Benner, Henri (Jean-Henri). Rovinsky, Les portraits gravés russes, tom. III,

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        Neipperg, homme de main de Marie-Louise, reçoit la démission de l'évêque de Plaisance.

      - 1 lettre signée 3 In-4 06/05/1817 très bon Le comte de Neipperg qui, en plus d'être l'amant de Marie-Louise, administre avec beaucoup de dévouement et d'abnégation son duché de Parme, répond à la démission de l'évêque de Plaisance, Mgr Fallot de Beaumont. «Votre Excellence peut être tout à fait tranquille quant à ses intérêts particuliers ; Sa Majesté me charge de lui faire part qu'elle les prend sous sa garantie particulière et a donné en conséquence les ordres nécessaires à son Président de l'Intérieur [.]». Il l'informe que son successeur, le comte de Scribani, a déjà été désigné par le pape sur proposition de Marie-Louise. «Sa Majesté madame d'archiduchesse me charge de transmettre à Votre Excellence l'acte authentique cy joint muni de sa signature par lequel, comme souveraine de ses Etats, elle lui garantit une pension viagère de douze mille francs sur les revenus de l'évêché de Plaisance [.]. Cette Auguste Princesse, pour vous donner une marque particulière de sa satisfaction et de sa haute bienveillance, a daigné nommer Votre Excellence commandeur de son ordre Angélique Constantinien de St Georges [.]». Homme d'Etat et général autrichien, il épouse l'impératrice Marie-Louise à la mort de Napoléon. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Scientific memoirs Bound collection of offprints etc presented to C Stokes

      1817. [Stokes, Charles (1785-1853).] (1) Agassiz, Louis (1807-73). Contributions to the natural history of the Acalephae of North America. Part 1.-On the naked-eyed Medusae of the shores of Massachusetts, in their perfect state of development. Offprint from Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, new series, 4 (1850). 221-316pp. 8 plates. Original front wrapper preserved. Presentation Copy, with the front wrapper inscribed: "Charles Stokes Esq from his friend L. Agassiz." (2) Clift, William (1775-1849). On the fossil remains of two new species of Mastodon, and of other vertebrate animals, found on the left bank of the Irawadi. Offprint from Transactions of the Geological Society of London, 2nd series, 2 (1828). 369-375, [6]pp. 9 plates. Original front wrapper preserved, inscribed on the verso: "To Charles Stokes Esq. F. R. S. with Mr. Clift's respectful regard." (3) Falconer, Hugh (1808-65); Proby T. Cautley (1802-71). Sivatherium giganteum, a new fossil ruminant genus from the valley of the Markanda, in the Sivalik branch of the sub-Himalayan mountains. Offprint from Asiatick Researches, or Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into the History of Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia 19 (1836). 24pp. Plate. Presentation Copy, with the first leaf inscribed: "To Charles Stokes Esq. from the authors." Bound with 21 other offprints / pamphlets (liat available on request) in one quarto volume. 279 x 220 mm. Half calf, gilt spine, cloth boards ca. 1850, minor edgewear, a few scratches on spine. Minor foxing and offsetting, but very good. From the library of Charles Stokes, amateur geologist and vice president of the Geological Society; 12 of the 24 items in this volume bear presentation inscriptions to Stokes. (1) First Edition, Offprint Issue. Agassiz's important paper on the hydromedusae of Massachusetts contains the first description and illustrations of nerves in jellyfish, making Agassiz "the first person to discover a nervous system in any member of the Cnidaria" (Mackie, p. 27). "Included in [Agassiz's] 1850 paper are descriptions of nerves in several medusae, including Sarsia mirabilis Agassiz and Hippocrene superciliaris Agassiz. Previously no one had claimed that coelenterates had nerves of any sort, and Agassiz's report was evidently treated with considerable skepticism. Contemporary workers found it hard to conceive of a nervous system that had no center, but consisted simply of strands or cords of nervous tissue as Agassiz described it" (ibid.). Faced with criticism, Agassiz retracted his description, but recent research has confirmed that he was in fact correct in his identification of nervous tissue in hydromedusae. Mackie, "The first description of nerves in a cnidarian: Louis Agassiz's account of 1850," Hydrobiologia 530/531 (2004): 27-32. (2) First Edition, Offprint Issue. Clift's memoir contains the first description of Stegolophodon latidens, a new species of mastodon discovered in the fossil collection shipped from Burma to England by colonial administrator John Crawfurd (1783-1868). Crawfurd's important fossil collection was further discussed by William Buckland in his "Geological account of a series of animal and vegetable remains and of rocks, collected by J. Crawfurd, Esq.," also included in this volume. Clift's paper provided important confirmation for Cuvier's concept of extinction, introduced in his famous "Mémoire sur les espčces d'éléphans vivantes et fossiles" (1799). In that paper Cuvier demonstrated anatomically that fossil mammoths and living elephants were distinct species and made a convincing case for the reality of species extinction, challenging the widely held view that the natural world was complete and perfect as created by God. Skeptics countered that mammoths, while extinct in Europe, could still possibly be living in other parts of the world; however, Crawfurd's discovery of mammoth fossils in Burma lent credence to Cuvier's argument. (3) First Edition, Offprint Issue. Falconer, a surgeon with the British East India Company, discovered the Siwalik fossil beds in the outer Himalayas and established his reputation as a paleontologist with his descriptions of the fossil animals found there. He often collaborated in these researches with British engineer Proby T. Cautley, designer of the Ganges Canal and an active participant in the Siwalik Hills fossil excavations. Falconer and Proby's paper, published in an Indian scientific journal, contains the first account of Sivatherium giganteum, an extinct giraffid species that ranged throughout Africa to the Indian subcontinent. Sivatherium giganteum is the largest giraffid known and may represent the largest ruminant of all time: Recent estimates assign it a height of three meters at the shoulder and a body weight of about 1250 kg (2760 lbs.). These three significant papers, all with presentation inscriptions from their authors, are bound in a collection of 24 papers on geology, paleontology and natural history by several well-known British and American scientists. Among the authors represented are William Buckland (four papers), author of Reliquiae diluvianae (1823) and the first to publish a full account of a dinosaur; William Clift (two papers), comparative anatomist and the first curator of the Royal College of Surgeons' Hunterian Museum; and American naturalist Isaac Hays, whose "Description of a fragment of the head of a new fossil animal" (no. 15 below) established the new fossil genus Saurodon. The volume is from the library of Charles Stokes, a wealthy stockbroker who numbered Charles Darwin and the painter J. M. W. Turner among his clients; he was also an amateur geologist who served a vice president of the Geological Society of London and amassed a large collection of geological and natural history specimens. Twelve of the 24 papers contained in the volume are inscribed to Stokes.

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        Amour et Gloire, Aventures galantes et militaires du Chevalier de C***. Par l'auteur de Julie, ou j'ai sauve ma rose; d'Amelie de Saint-Far, etc., etc., etc. Tome premier - Tome second - Tome troisieme - Tome quatrieme.

      Pigoreau, Paris 1817 - 12° (16,8 x 10,8 cm). 240, 235 S., 2 Bll., 235 S., 2 Bll., 199 S. 4 Bände in 2 Bänden. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Marmorpapierbezug. Sprache: Französisch, Mit lith. Frontispiz im 1. Teil. Einbände leicht berieben und beschabt; Lederecken etwas bestoßen und teils mit winzigen Bezugsfehlstellen; winzige Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital des ersten Bandes (ca. 2 mm); jeweils Vorsätze sowie erste und letzte Blätter der beiden Bände in den Ecken leimschattig; Innendeckelbezüge (Spiegel) etwas unsauber geschnitten; Titel von Teil 1 etwas braunfleckig; teils etwas stockfleckig; jeweils neueres Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel. Barbier schreibt das Buch einer Madame Guyot zu - inzwischen wird als Verfasserin bzw. Mitverfasserin des Werkes, wie auch der im Titel genannten Werke "Julie (.)" und "Amelie de Saint-Far", die französische Schriftstellerin Felicite Comtesse de Choiseul-Meuse vermutet. Von größter Seltenheit. Barbier I, 141. 1100 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges. Exhibiting I. The Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, hanged . . . IV. The Proceedings of the Ship-Money Judges . . . VII. The Case of William Penn, for a Riot in Fenchurch Street

      London: For J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin) [etc.], 1817. Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning and a very little foxing, else sound, 36 pages; uncommon, four copies in OCLC in this country A populist tract of the first rank originally published in 1681, recounting with approval the executions of oppressive judges and praising upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and the jury acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus

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        TA., Stadtkirche Unserer lieben Frau ( Marienkirche ), 3 Blatt Architekturzeichnungen.

      - Federzeichnungen über Bleistfift, teilweise getuscht n. (Johann Georg Buck ), um 1817, Formate 39,5 x 52 / 40 x 49 und 44 x 65 cm. Die Architelturzeichnungen ( anonyme Federzeichnungen ). Nach Auskunft - einer Historikerin vor Ort - wurden diese Pläne 1817 vom Sachsen-Hildburghäusischen Bauinspektor Johann Georg Buck dem Herzoglich-Geistigen Untergericht Heldburg für einen Umbau vorgelegt, der aber nicht zur Ausführung kam. Sie zeigen einen Grundriß, "Durchschnitt nach der Linie A-B der Stadtkirche zu Heldburg" und "Durchschnitt nach der Linie C-D der Stadtkirche zu Heldburg".

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        Wayne County New York Lyons Daniel Ford genealogy 1817 book!

      Acceptable. A unique book dated 1817, from Lyons, Wayne County, New York. The book is custom-hand-bound. It belonged to Daniel Ford (1799-1860[?]) of Lyons. The book is basically a series of math exercises starting in the year 1817. In the middle of the book, however, are three pages of Ford family genealogy. Mentioned are Eliza Ford (born 12/25/1844), Thomas Ford (born 2/13/1827), James Ford (born 5/22/1829), Anne Ford (10/1830) who landed in America 6/25/1827. Also Alfred, Terrelsa, and Charles. Book in fair condition.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

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        Regolamento o siano costituzioni dell'Ordine del merito sotto il titolo di S. Giuseppe

      Firenze: Stamperia granducale, 1° agosto 1817. 25, [2] pagine. 19,5x14 cm.Meravigliosa rilegatura alle armi con impressioni in oro e a secco sui piatti; particolarmente raffinato lo stemma granducale dei Lorena, realizzato con rara accuratezza. Interno ottimo, con lievissime bruniture. Una leggera impronta sul verso del foglio di guardia posteriore. Splendido esemplare. [M126] L'Ordine del Merito sotto il titolo di San Giuseppe, più comunemente noto come Ordine di San Giuseppe, fu istituito da Ferdinando III di Lorena il 9 marzo 1807, dopo aver ricevuto da Napoleone Bonaparte, con gli accordi della pace di Presburgo, il granducato di Würzburg in luogo della perduta Toscana. Mosso da stima nei riguardi dell'imperatore francese e consapevole dell'aspirazione di questi ad essere investito del prestigioso ordine austriaco del Toson d'Oro, sempre negatogli per la ferma opposizione della corte di Vienna, Ferdinando III, probabilmente d'accordo con il fratello Francesco I d'Asburgo Lorena, imperatore d'Austria, trovò una via d'uscita con l'istituzione di un nuovo ordine cavalleresco, per l'appunto quello di San Giuseppe, che vide come primo insignito nel 1807 proprio Napoleone. Rientrato in Toscana con la Restaurazione, Ferdinando III con apposito editto del 18 marzo 1817 ufficializzò il nuovo Ordine, ponendolo al secondo posto fra gli ordini equestri dello Stato (dopo quello più prestigioso e antico di Santo Stefano) e dotandolo di un apposito regolamento (1° agosto). A seguito dell'allontanamento di Leopoldo II dalla Toscana (aprile 1859), l'Ordine di San Giuseppe, al pari di quello di Santo Stefano, fu soppresso dal Governo provvisorio retto da Bettino Ricasoli, perdurando successivamente come semplice ordine dinastico.

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        Chromatics; or, and Essay on the Analogy and Harmony of Colours.

      London Printed for the author by Valpy and sold by Mr Newman 1817 - (29,5 x 24 cm). VIII, 57 (3) S. Mit koloriertem gestochenem Frontispiz, zahlreichen (1 ganzseitigen) meist kolorierten Textillustrationen und 4 kolorierten gestochenen Tafeln. Dekorativer moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe seines seltenen Erstlingswerkes, einer Vorarbeit zu seinem 1835 erschienenen Hauptwerk. - Der englische Chemiker und Farbenfabrikant Field (1777-1854) beschäftigte sich ein Leben lang nicht nur praktisch mit Farben und Färben, sondern auch theoretisch mit ihren harmonischen Beziehungen. In vorliegendem Werk knüpft er an die Arbeiten von Le Blon an, indem er mit den drei subtraktiven Primärfarben Rot, Gelb und Blau operiert und sich bemüht, eine Farbharmonie in ästhetischer Analogie zur musikalischen Harmonielehre aufzustellen. Seine Theorien waren besonders für die Farbenlehre in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts bedeutend, wurden jedoch nach den Theorien von Maxwell und Helmholtz obsolet, so schön sein Kompass der Farben auch ist. - Breitrandiges, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in einem hübschen Einband. - Indergand, Bibl. de la couleur 254 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letztes Mineral-System. Aus dessen Nachlasse auf oberbergamtliche Anordnung herausgegeben und mit Erläuterungen versehen

      Freiberg - Wien Craz und Gerlach bei Carl Gerold 1817 8°, geb. Pappeinbd. d. Zeit, XIV u. 58 S. - Rückenschildchen an der Kante berieben, innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, sonst jedoch sauber und gut erhaltenes Exemplar der raren, posthum veröffentlichten, endgütigen dritten Ausgabe dieser frühen systematischen Abhandlung zu Mineralogie Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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        Ueber die Krankheiten des Kniegelenkes. Aus dem Englischen von (P. W.) Goldhagen.

      Halle Renger 1817 - (20,5 x 12 cm). VI, 178 S. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser seltenen Monographie. - Der schottische Mediziner Russell (1754-1836), der erste Professor für klinische Chirurgie in Edinburgh, war Gründungsmitglied der "Royal Society of Edinburgh". Bereits 1794 lieferte er eine klassische Arbeit über die Krankheiten der Knochen "One of the first attempts at a complete and detailed description of necrosis" (Garrison-Morton 4307). - Vorsätze etwas leimschattig. Einband gering bestoßen. Vorderes Gelenk mit 4 cm langer Wurmspur. Insgesamt sehr sauber und wohlerhalten. - Unverständlicherweise nicht bei Hirsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OS LUSIADAS, POEMA EPICO DE [Edição do Morgado de Mateus, 1819]

      - Nova edição correcta, e dada à luz, conforme á de 1817, in 4º, Por Dom Joze Maria de SOUZA-BOTELHO, Morgado de Matteus, Socio da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa. PARIS, NA OFFICINA TYPOGRAPHICA DE FIRMINO DIDOT, Impressor do Rei, e do Instituto. M DCCC XIX. [1819]. In 8º (de 21,5x12,5) com [8], cx, 420 pags. Encadernação da época com lombada e cantos em pele. Corte das folhas carminado. Ilustrado com um retrato do autor, desenhado por F. Gérard e aberto por B. Roger. Exemplar com ex-libris da época de "Douglas, Cavers, Hawick, N. B." (Trata-se do ex-libris da biblioteca do antigo castelo, hoje em ruínas, na qual se situava a sede do clã Douglas, em Hawick, na Escócia); carimbo oleográfico de posse «FS» na página 128; e leves vestígios de oxidação natural do papel na folha de rosto. Edição in 4º executada como redução gráfica da edição monumental em 1817 do Morgado de Mateus, e acrescentada com a biografia de Camões, de Manuel de Faria Severim. O Morgado de Mateus, oficial de marinha, académico, e ex-embaixador em França, soube que tinha havido duas edições dos Lusíadas, com variantes, publicadas em 1572. Tratava-se de uma tradição oral passada de bibliotecário em bibliotecário. Porém ninguém tinha verificado a tradição e procurado saber a exatidão nestas afirmações. O Morgado de Mateus foi confrontado com uma situação única na história da literatura portuguesa e da literatura europeia. à importância do estudo e da fixação do texto Um facto paradoxal é de que a obra tinha sido preparada, ilustrada e impressa num país (a França) que lutava com a própria pátria do Morgado de Mateus (Portugal), e sob a autoridade de um homem que, pensava-se que devia ter tido o bom senso de retornar à sua terra natal há já muito tempo. Relativamente à fixação da ortografia também aqui esta obra ( na edição monumental) estabeleceu um marco histórico porque até esta data a Academia das Ciências de Lisboa nunca tinha fixado a ortografia em qualquer dos seus trabalhos (vide Anne Gallut). Inocêncio V, 13. ; JOSÉ DO CANTO 18, nº60: «Reprodução, em formato pequeno, da grande edição dos Lusíadas [do Morgado de Mateus], com o texto mais correcto. Boa e estimada edição, dirigida por F. L. Verdier.» ANNE GALLUT, Le Morgado de Mateus, Éditeur des Lusíadas, Klincksieck & Bertrand, 1970; pags. 93, 102, 122, 123, 133, 139: « Le Morgado apprit qu'il n'y avait pas eu une édition des Lusíadas mais deux, parues en 1572 à Lisbonne chez António Gonçalves. Le noeud de la question se tenait là: en savait par une tradition orale transmise de bibliothecaire en bibliothécaire qu'il y avai eu deux éditions en 1572. Personne n'avait verifié cette tradition et pourtant on jugeait que tel exemplaire appartenait a la primière edition, tel autre a la seconde et cella sans les avoir comparés, san avoir jamais cherché à savoir pourquoi l'un était plus ancien que l'autre. Le Morgado était en face d'une situation unique dans l'histoire de la litterature portugaise, et peut-être de la litterature européenne. La beauté du livre égalait le sérieux de la critique des textes princeps. A cela s'ajoutait le fait que le livre avait été préparé, illusté et imprimé dans un pays (la France) qui avait combattu le leur (le Portugal), et sous l'autorité d'un homme qui, pensaient-ils (les portugais), aurait dû regagner sa patrie depuis longtemps. [ ] On ne pouvait non plus parler d'ortographie moderne de la langue portugaise: l'Academie (de Lisbonne) ne l'avait jamais fixée dans aucun de ses travaux. » Location/localizacao: M-9-B-26 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. . . . APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES

      Printed at the Clarendon Pressby Bensley, Cooke, and Collingwood, Oxford 1817 - 300 x 240 mm. (11 7/8 x 9 3/8"). [618] leaves. Stately contemporary purple straight-grain morocco, gilt, cover with frames of blind and gilt decorative rolls, central panel with large lozenge containing the dove of the Holy Spirit and the Tetragrammaton within a gilt sunburst, raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt, gilt titling, gilt-rolled turn-ins, olive green endpapers, all edges gilt. Front and rear flyleaves with pencilled notation in German claiming provenance from the library of the kings of Hannover; rear endleaf with ink stamp "H 912." Joints and extremities a bit rubbed, upper cover a little mottled, a couple of short scratches to lower cover, occasional minor foxing, more pronounced on a couple of quires at front and rear, otherwise an excellent copy, clean and fresh internally in a binding bright with gilt. This is an impressively bound edition of Holy Scripture that may have royal provenance. Pencilled notes in German on the flyleaves at front and rear indicate it is the "Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Konigs v[on] Hannover." An 1858 Katalog der Privat-Bibliothek Seiner Majestat des Konigs von Hannover lists an 1817 Bible printed at Oxford among its holdings. While we have no way of knowing for sure if it was this copy, the sumptuous binding here , in royal purple and with lavish gilt, is certainly fit for a king's library. The fine condition suggests that the volume was not used regularly, either in a church as intended, or by a family; instead it seens to have been valued as a object for the beauty of its binding and printing. This is an impressively bound edition of Holy Scripture that may have royal provenance. Pencilled notes in German on the flyleaves at front and rear indicate it is the "Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Konigs v[on] Hannover." An 1858 Katalog der Privat-Bibliothek Seiner Majestat des Konigs von Hannover lists an 1817 Bible printed at Oxford among its holdings. While we have no way of knowing for sure if it was this copy, the sumptuous binding here , in royal purple and with lavish gilt, is certainly fit for a king's library. The fine condition suggests that the volume was not used regularly, either in a church as intended, or by a family; instead it seens to have been valued as a object for the beauty of its binding and printing.

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population, or a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness. An Inquiry into our Prospects respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it occasions. With important additions.

      John Murray, Albemarle Street., London 1817 - Fifth Edition, with Important Additions. Three Volumes, 8vo. xvi, 496, iv,507 [1], iv, 500 pp. [title pages with neat top margin repair] Original half calf [rebacked] over marbled boards, marbled foredges. Last corrected edition during the Author's lifetime, with important additions and revisions. The famous Classic of Economics/Sociology, first published anonymously in 1798. Excellent Set.

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        Notice des travaux littéraires des missionnaires anglais dans l'Inde.

      Paris, Imprimerie de le Normant, 1817.. Octavo. Pp. 63. Plus handsome large folding map, lithographed on thick paper. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary paper-covered boards, bit soiled, worn, gilt lettering to spine, spine ends strengthened with contemporary paper, dampmark to blank margin of first two leaves. Overall good, untrimmed copy. ~ First edition thus. Extrait des Annales Encyclopédiques, année 1817. Rare. Louis-Mathieu Langlès (1763-1824) was a French academic, philologist, linguist, and orientalist. He was a prolific writer and published extensively.

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        Militär-Schematismus des österreichischen Kaiserthumes. Wien, Hof- und Staats-Druckerei, April - Mai 1857. Gr. 8°. XXVIII, 1076 S., 2 Bll., 240 S., Goldschnitt, roter Maroquin mit reicher Goldprägung, Rverg., Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, die beiden Deckel als Mittelstück mit dem Monogramm "FJ" im Oval mit gekröntem Doppeladler u. Kanonen u. Fahnendekoration sowie dem Spruch "Viribus unitis"

      - Vgl. Pohler III, 509: "Seit 1817 jährlich." - Ebd. etw. berieben u. gering fleckig, Rücken etw. ausgebliechen.- Prachteinband aus dem Besitz des ehem. deutschen Kaiserhauses; zuletzt in der Bibliothek Friedrich Leopold von Preußen (1895-1959)

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        THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos, by Doctor Syntax

      London: Printed for T. Tegg, 1817. Book. Very good condition. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo (8vo). 260 pages of text. Beautifully bound in red morocco by Tout & Sons; minor rubbing to the hinges. Measures slightly over 10 inches tall. Top edge guilt. Large paper edition with 29 plates in two states. 29 of the 58 plates are hand-colored. Minor foxing, mostly to the page margins but also slightly affecting the text and plates. The endpapers and each plate has an institutional ex-libris stamp on the back. There is a very slight damp stain to the top edge affecting a thin sliver of the margin. Previous owner's bookplate on the inside front endpaper. The captions of plates facing pages 94 and 233 contain misspellings, indicating it is a first printing. First edition..

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        William Lambert - 1816/7 - 3rd Edition

      Hi, This lot is a paperback copy of the Third Edition of William Lamberts ""Instructions and Rules for playing the Nobel Game of Cricket as practised by the most eminent players"" Published in the Spring of 1817 (before May) so nearly 200 years old. This paperback does not have the original covers or the frontispiece but other than that it is complete and checked against Roger Hancocks guide. The front cover (title page) has tape to the left but the book is badly shaken and could do with new tape or to be rebound as it is very loose indeed, hence the tiny price.

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        Die Minen und der unterirdische Krieg.

      Wien, k. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1817 - Two parts in one volume. Paginated consecutively. Quarto. Pp. viii, 57 (verso blank); 59-164, (1) Errata. Plus 11 folding lithographic plates. Shoulder notes in petit font. Hardcover, bound in contemporary brown half cloth and matching marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, sprinkled edges, old shelf ticket to spine, old military institutional stamps to title. In a very good condition. Rather fine, wide-margined copy, preserved entirely in the original state. ~ First edition. Jordan 1600. The fine plates were drawn directly on the lithography stone by Kohl von Zach. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios but has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Outline of the Revolution in Spanish America; Or an Account of the Origin, Progress, and Actual State of the War Carried on Between Spain and Spanish America; Containing the Principal Facts Which Have Marked the Struggle.

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Reese, Orme, and Brown, 1817 - Octavo. Original brown paper-backed blue boards, label to spine, lettered in black. Errata slip tipped in. Spine toned, spine ends and extremities worn, boards toned, a little foxing to prelims. A very good copy. First UK edition of this very scarce work, first published in the US in the same year. Only three other copies are known to be in the UK institutionally. While the author is listed on the title page as "A South-American", this work was written by Manuel Palacio Fajardo (1784–1819), the Venezuelan patriot, congress member, and advocate for independence. He became a representative to the first Constituent Congress of Venezuela in 1810 after the independence war broke out. He then went into exile after the fall of the First Republic in 1812, first in the United States before travelling to France and then Britain. He returned to the Venezuelan Congress, reestablished by Simon Bolivar, in 1819 and made final revisions to Bolivar's inauguration speech. This work describes the revolutions that occurred in South American countries, of which Venezuela was the first to declare independence, against Spanish colonial power. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stadtplan, "Donauwörth im Jahre 1817".

      - Lithographie v. Päringer n. Falger, dat. 1817, 48 x 49 Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie. Nicht bei Schefold, bay. Schwaben, Winkler, Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, kennt dieses Blatt nicht ( vergl. Anton Falger ( = Nr. 203 ). - Der Titel befindet sich links oben, darüber ein Bibliotheksstempel. Im Plan sind alle Häuser mit Nummern versehen und die Strassen sind benannt.

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        SRI LANKA (CEYLON): [UNTITLED MANUSCRIPT MILITARY MAP FOCUSING ON THE INTERIOR OF CEYLON (SRI LANKA), ESPECIALLY THE KINGDOM OF KANDY]. [Map bound into an example of a book:] [Robert FELLOWES (1770 - 1847)]. The History of Ceylon, From the Earliest Period to the Year MDCCCXV. By Philalethes. To Which is Subjoined, Robert Knox’s Historical Relation of the Island, with An Account of his Captivity During A Period of Near Twenty Years. London: For Joseph Mawman by J.F. Dove, 1817.

      [Ceylon, circa - 1818]. 1817 - Manuscript: pen and ink and watercolour, with pencil, on laid paper watermarked ‘G L Paine 1813’, mounted upon contemporary linen, folding and bound into the book cited below, Fellowes’ The History of Ceylon, between Part 1, pp. 1 and 2 (Excellent, clean and bright with lovely original colours), 31 x 47.5 cm (12 x 19 inches). 4° (28 x 22.5 cm / 11 x 9 inches): Collation Complete - [2 Parts:] xxii, 341; [1], viii, 383, plus 15 full page plates and 1 folding map of Ceylon (43 x 27 cm / 17 x 10.5 inches) contemporarily mounted upon linen [+ Aforementioned Mss. Map]; bound with original half calf with gilt tooling to spine (Good, text overall clean with only a couple light stains to a few pages and a few neat contemporary annotations in pen to latter pages of Part 1; some spotting to some plates, pronounced spotting to printed map of Ceylon; binding re-backed retaining most of original spine). Of great historical importance – A fine original manuscript that is one of the earliest known detailed and broadly accurate maps of the interior of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), focusing on the territories of the Kingdom of Kandy, drafted by an anonymous British military engineer, predicated upon pioneering reconnaissance undertaken in the period just before and during the Uva Rebellion (1817-8), following which Britain annexed Kandy and assumed control of the entire island; apparently the seminal source for John Davy’s groundbreaking printed map of the island; bound within a an example of Robert Fellowes’ ‘The History of Ceylon’. This highly important original manuscript is one of the earliest known surviving maps to give a broadly accurate and detailed rendering of the southern interior of Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), with a special focus on the traditional heartland of the legendary Kingdom of Kandy. The map was drafted by a British military cartographer, almost certainly just before or during the Uva Rebellion (1817-8), the final showdown between Kandy and Britain, upon which the latter utterly vanquished the former, absorbing its territory into British Ceylon. The mapmaker is unknown, but circumstantial evidence suggests that it could quite plausibly have been Captain John Fraser, a military cartographer who worked closely under the supervision of Governor Sir Robert Brownrigg (in office, 1812-20), the ‘carto-literate’ supreme commander of the British forces during the rebellion. Importantly, the map appears to be either the seminal source, or closely related to the seminal source, of John Davy’s 1821 map, which is the first printed map to give an accurate portrayal of the interior of Ceylon. The present map deserves to be the focal point of future archival research in Columbo and London, which will hopefully yield more detail as to authorship and the precise circumstances of its creation. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION

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        A True and Correct Account of the Trial, Confession and Execution..

      1817. York, 1817. 14" x 8-1/2" broadside. York, 1817. 14" x 8-1/2" broadside. "The Crimes of These Men were Most Dangerous to Society, And Attended with Many Circumstances of Aggravation" [Broadside]. [Executions]. A True and Correct Account of the Trial, Confession and Execution of Dr. Patrick Dooring for a Rape, And of William Varley, Benjamin Micklethwaite, And Benjamin Gartside, For Burglary, Who Were Executed at the New Drop, Behind the Castle, At York, On Saturday, April 12, 1817. York: Printed and Sold by C. Croshaw, [1817]. 14" x 8-1/2" broadside. Woodcut execution scene depicting three bodies hanging from a gallows above headline. Text in two columns, black border along margins. Light browning and edgewear, negligible light soiling, a few minor creases, small section below text clipped from lower right-hand border. $1,500. * "It is some years since so many prisoners were executed at one time, but the crimes of these men were most dangerous to society, and attended with many circumstances of aggravation" (subtitle). The text consists of detailed accounts of the crimes that had been committed with an emphasis on the deeds of the Irish physician Patrick Dooring and the "unfortunate victim of his lawless lust," fourteen year old Ann Broadbent. In notably lurid language, the account details the crime's preparation, the crime and the search for Dooring, who had escaped to Ireland. The crimes of the other two are also described in detail. As is often the case, the final paragraphs of the text advise readers to ponder their actions and how they may lead to a "violent and ignominious death." The woodcut depicts three people hanging from their nooses behind York Castle. It is clearly a generic image; one of them is a woman. This appears to be an unrecorded broadside. No copies are recorded on OCLC or the British Library.

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        Traité des caractères physiques des pierres précieuses, pour servir à leur détermination lorsqu'elles ont été taillées

      1817 - XVI-XXII-253 pp., 3 pl. depl. Paris, Ve Courcier, 1817, in-8, XVI-XXII-253 pp, 3 pl. depl, basane marbrée de l'époque, tranches marbrées, Rare première édition, ornée de 3 planches gravées sur cuivre par Cloquet. "A landmark book in the science of gemology, described by Sinkakas (1994) as "the first determinative gemology worthy of the name" (Schuh). Cet ouvrage marque la transition entre la description lapidaire classique et la science minéralogique ; pour la détermination des espèces minéralogique, l'abbé Haüy classa les minéraux d'après la forme de leurs structures cristallines. Grâce à lui, la minéralogie devient une science moderne, précise et méthodique. Reliure moyenne, avec des marbrures assez grossières, néanmoins en bon état, en dépit d'une coiffe arasée et des coins un peu émoussés. Rousseurs. Schuh n° 2128. DSB VI, 178-183. Ward & Carozzi n° 1026. Partington IV, 203. Poggendorff I, 1039 Sotheran 1st Supl, 4766. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1 - Le Censeur ou Examen des actes et des ouvrages qui tendent à consolider la Constitution de l'État. Par MM. Comte et Dunoyer. Paris, Mme Marchand & Bureau de l'Administration, 1814-1815. 2 - Le Censeur Européen, ou Examen de diverses questions de droit public, et des divers ouvrages littéraires et scientifiques, considérées dans leurs rapports avec le progrès de la civilisation. Par MM. Comte et Dunoyer. Paris, Bureau de l'Administration [puis Bureau du Censeur Européen], 1817-1819.

      - 19 volumes in-8, demi-veau havane de l’époque à petits coins, dos lisses ornés d’un riche décor doré de compartiments garnis de filets, palettes et fers spéciaux à l’urne et au panier fleuri, tranches jaunes mouchetées de rouge. Exceptionnel ensemble, bien complet, en reliure uniforme de l’époque, de la collection du ‘Censeur’ et du ‘Censeur Européen’. Cofondé et largement rédigé par Charles Comte et Charles Dunoyer, il est le périodique libéral et industrialiste le plus important de la période, fondateur de la tradition libérale française. 1 - Collection bien complète du 'Censeur' avec le septième volume qui "fut saisi [et détruit] par la police, avant que l'impression en fût terminée" (P. Larousse), ainsi que les 12 "Bulletins" publiés entre le 1er juillet et le 30 septembre 1814, signés : "D.R". (Dunoyer), reliés en fin du premier volume. (Hatin, 317. 'Histoire générale de la presse française', II, 38. Drujon, ‘Ouvrages condamnés, p. 76). 2 - Ensemble complet des 12 tomes du 'Censeur Européen' publiés de février 1817 à avril 1818, après la suppression du ‘Censeur’ en septembre 1815. Charles Comte et Charles Dunoyer s’adjoignirent les collaborations d’Augustin Thierry, P.-L. Courier, Daunou, A. Dupin, J.-B. Say, etc. Le tome V contient, en fin, le "Mémoire adressé à la chambre d’accusation" (84 p.) publié en réponse à la saisie du troisième volume du ‘Censeur Européen’ par le gouvernement. Riche en comptes rendus et en articles de fond, organe d’opposition indépendant très critique vis-à-vis du gouvernement, "Le Censeur" et son successeur, "Le Censeur européen", s'attachèrent à tout ce qui intéressait "l'amélioration du régime représentatif", le développement industriel de la France, sa réorganisation ainsi que celle de l'Europe, dans l'ordre politique, religieux, social, militaire ou économique. (Hatin, p. 317). Cf. 'Histoire générale de la presse française', II, p. 80 et s. ; E. Harpaz, 'Le Censeur Européen. Histoire d’un Journal libéral et industrialiste', Genève, Slatkine, 2000 et R. Leroux, ‘Aux fondements de l'industrialisme’: Comte, Dunoyer et la pensée libérale en France’, Paris, Hermann, 2015. Quelques petites auréoles et rares rousseurs éparses. Très bel exemplaire, très frais, très bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water, Thirty Miles Round the British Metropolis; Illustrated in A Series of Engravings, Coloured after Nature: with An Historical and Topographical Description of the Country within the Compass of that Circ

      J. Hassell, 27, Richard Street, Islington, London 1817 - 2 vols. Small 8vo. 1817 & 1818. Pp. viii, 249, [10]; 272, [12].Half-titles present. Complete with 120 aquatint plates, 60 to each volume. Plate for Hendon Church in volume 1 inserted at p.19, not p. 30 as listed. Bound in full black morocco by Bayntun with gilt framed compartments, and gilt bands, lettering to two compartments, and gilt stamped borders, all edges gilt and endpapers marbled. Very light foxing to the blanks and half-titles, otherwise clean and bright and spot free. The leather lightly rubbed at the board tips and the joints in a few spots but overall a very clean, tight, and handsome set. Abbey 'Scenery', 218; Tooley, 251. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letztes Mineral-System. Aus dessen Nachlasse auf oberbergamtliche Anordnung herausgegeben und mit Erläuterungen versehen

      Craz und Gerlach bei Carl Gerold, Freiberg - Wien 1817 - 8°, geb. Pappeinbd. d. Zeit, XIV u. 58 S. - Rückenschildchen an der Kante berieben, innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, sonst jedoch sauber und gut erhaltenes Exemplar der raren, posthum veröffentlichten, endgütigen dritten Ausgabe dieser frühen systematischen Abhandlung zu Mineralogie

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        Trattato della pittura tratto da un codice della Biblioteca Vaticana e dedicato alla maestà di Luigi XVIII re di Francia e di Navarra- Disegni che illustrano l'opera del trattato della pittura tratti fedelmente dagli originali del Vodice Vaticano

      nella stamperia De Romanis. Due parti (con autonomi frontespizi) in un volume di cm. 28, pp. 43 (1) [le pagine 41-42 fascicolate tra la 36 e la 37], 511 (1); (6) + 22 tavole incise in rame da G. Cantini. Ritratto di Leonardo inciso in rame all'antiporta della seconda parte. Con all'interno una curiosa lettera manoscritta del tempo con cui si fa dono dell'opera al Cavaliere Carlo Gavardini. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Sporadiche fioriture, più evidenti in poche pagine, peraltro esemplare fresco, marginoso e ben conservato. Edizione parzialmente originale nonché settima assoluta del Trattato della Pittura di Leonardo uscito a stampa per la prima volta nel 1651 a Parigi. Quest'edizione è la prima a riprodurre l'intero Codes Urbinas Latinus 1270 della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, codice cinquecentesco composto da 944 capitoli ripresi direttamente da 18 manoscritti leonardeschi in buona parte andati perduti. Per la prima volta ritroviamo cinque libri inediti fino al 1817: il primo (Paragone di pittura, poesia, musica e scultura), il quinto (Dell'ombra e lume e della prospettiva), il sesto (Degli alberi e verdure), il settimo (Della natura delli nuvoli) e infine l'ottavo (Dell'orizzonte). Cfr. Iccu; Brunet, V, 1258; Gamba, 1167; Cicognara, 237..

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        Mnemosyne. Ein Tagebuch, geführt auf einer Reise durch das lombardisch-venetianische Königreich, Illyrien, Tyrol und Salzburg, 1815 und 1816. 2 Theile in 2 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Hartleben, 1817. - 8°. 340 SS., 2 Bll.; 275 SS., 6 Bll. Bedruckte originale Broschuren mit ornamentalen Bordüren Petrik II, 501; nicht bei Tresoldi und in den Eutiner Katalogen. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser ausfürhlichen Beschreibung einer Reise, die 1815 in Wien beginnt. Kreil verbringt zunächst längere Zeit in Venedig und Mailand (erster Teil mit Schilderung der Zustände in Norditalien und Österreich zur Zeit des Zusammenbruchs des napoleonischen Reichs) und reist dann über Verona, Vicenza, Padua und den Karst nach Triest, wo er wiederum länger Halt macht. Interessant sind besonders die Beschreibungen von Istrien und dem heutigen Slowenien mit teils längeren Kapiteln über Fiume, Tersato, Adelsberg, Idria, Laibach und einer Reise von Laibach nach Villach. Einzelne Kapitel behandeln den Empfang Napoleons in Venedig, Wasserfeste, italienisches Theater, in Mailand die aus Paris zurückgekommenen Gemälde, Monumente Napoleons, Carnevalsbelustigungen etc. "- Schönes Exemplar, in den seltenen originalen, bedruckten Umschlägen, Rücken mit Marmorpapier verstärkt, innen sauber und unbeschnitten, ungewöhnlich frisch. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kupferstich Karte von C. Jättnig nach C.F. Klöden "Karte der Königl. Preussischen Regierungsbezirke Berlin, Potsdam, Magdeburg, Merseburg und Erfurt mit den darin liegenden, und einem Theile der benachbarten Länder, oder die Elbe von Böhmen bis Hamburg".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, b. S. Schropp in Berlin, dat. 1817, 64 x 59 (H) Seltene Karte (nur ein Exemplar im kvk), reicht in Norden bis Wismar, im Süden bis Erfurt, im Westen bis Hamburg und im Osten bis Frankfurt/Oder; oberhald der Karte der kalligrafische Titel, die Zeichenerklärung sowie eine schematische Übersichtskarte des Gebiets.

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        The life of Robert Fulton

      New York: Kirk and Mercein, 1817. First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, 371, [1]; engraved frontispiece portrait; original paper-backed blue printed paper-covered boards, printed label on spine; extremities worn, spine with vertical cracks; in all, a good copy, unrestored. American Imprints 40508.

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        Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis`s Strait, during the summer of 1817. With charts and numerous plates, from drawings of the author taken on the spot. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. London 1818. First edition.

       \"Bernard O`Reilly. Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis`s Strait, during the summer of 1817. With charts and numerous plates, from drawings of the author taken on the spot. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. London 1818. VI S., 1 Blatt (Inhaltsverzeichnis), 293, 2 S. (Verlagswerbung) mit 2 Textabbildungen. Daneben mit drei Karten (davon 2 mehrfach ausfaltbar) sowie 17 (von 18) Tafeln. Goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken sowie einem Rückentitel in Goldprägedruck. Zustand: Der dekorative und sehr stabile großformatige Einband (27 x 21 cm) hat nur leichte Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren. Das Innenleben (Text) auf hellem Papier ist frei von Stempeln und Einträgen und auch sonst in einem fast durchgehend sauberen Zustand. Das Frontispiz (Karte vom Nordpol) ist vor allem im Randbereich stärker stock- bzw. wasserfleckig und auch das Titelblatt hat im Randbereich Stockflecken. Die beiden Faltkarten sind sehr schön erhalten. Die Tafel V (An Uskee Female and Youth) fehlt; eventuell ist sie bei diesem Exemplar nie eingebunden gewesen, da keine Spuren einer Entfernung zu erkennen sind. Die Tafel X wurde nicht ganz korrekt bei Seite 110 (statt 117) eingebunden. Die insgesamt 17 Tafeln auf etwas dunklerem Papier sind teilweise stärker stock- bzw. wasserfleckig, insgesamt jedoch noch in einem gut annehmbaren Zustand. Rares Sammlerstück. – Der Verfasser Bernard O`Reilly ging im März 1817 von Hull aus als Schiffsarzt mit dem Walfangschiff `Thomas` auf die im Buch beschriebene Reise, die bis zur Davisstraße (Meerenge zwischen Kanada und Grönland) führte. Bemerkenswert sind seine ausführlichen Beschreibungen der Fauna Grönlands (Seevögel, Wale, Robben etc.) und die Schilderungen der Lebensumstände der dortigen Ureinwohner. Auch die Entdeckungsgeschichte Grönlands sowie die Suche nach der Nordwestpassage werden ausführlich geschildert. // The narrative includes a description of the author`s own personal experiences and observations made on a voyage to Greenland as a surgeon on board a whaling vessel, as well as chapters on the ancient history of Greenland, arctic ice conditions, the manners and customs of the native inhabitants, arctic zoology, whaling, and an historical account of the search for the north-west passage. [SW: Expedition / Polargebiete / Grönland / Nordwestpassage / Arktis / Walfang / Robbenjagd / Prachtausgabe / Leder / Zoologie / Eskimos / Inuit / Ethnologie / Seefahrt / Schiff / Kanada / Davisstraße / Jagd / Erstausgabe]\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis's Strait, during the summer of 1817. With charts and numerous plates, from drawings of the author taken on the spot. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. London 1818. First edition.

      - Bernard O'Reilly. Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis's Strait, during the summer of 1817. With charts and numerous plates, from drawings of the author taken on the spot. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. London 1818. VI S., 1 Blatt (Inhaltsverzeichnis), 293, 2 S. (Verlagswerbung) mit 2 Textabbildungen. Daneben mit drei Karten (davon 2 mehrfach ausfaltbar) sowie 17 (von 18) Tafeln. Goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken sowie einem Rückentitel in Goldprägedruck. Zustand: Der dekorative und sehr stabile großformatige Einband (27 x 21 cm) hat nur leichte Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren. Das Innenleben (Text) auf hellem Papier ist frei von Stempeln und Einträgen und auch sonst in einem fast durchgehend sauberen Zustand. Das Frontispiz (Karte vom Nordpol) ist vor allem im Randbereich stärker stock- bzw. wasserfleckig und auch das Titelblatt hat im Randbereich Stockflecken. Die beiden Faltkarten sind sehr schön erhalten. Die Tafel V (An Uskee Female and Youth) fehlt; eventuell ist sie bei diesem Exemplar nie eingebunden gewesen, da keine Spuren einer Entfernung zu erkennen sind. Die Tafel X wurde nicht ganz korrekt bei Seite 110 (statt 117) eingebunden. Die insgesamt 17 Tafeln auf etwas dunklerem Papier sind teilweise stärker stock- bzw. wasserfleckig, insgesamt jedoch noch in einem gut annehmbaren Zustand. Rares Sammlerstück. – Der Verfasser Bernard O'Reilly ging im März 1817 von Hull aus als Schiffsarzt mit dem Walfangschiff 'Thomas' auf die im Buch beschriebene Reise, die bis zur Davisstraße (Meerenge zwischen Kanada und Grönland) führte. Bemerkenswert sind seine ausführlichen Beschreibungen der Fauna Grönlands (Seevögel, Wale, Robben etc.) und die Schilderungen der Lebensumstände der dortigen Ureinwohner. Auch die Entdeckungsgeschichte Grönlands sowie die Suche nach der Nordwestpassage werden ausführlich geschildert. // The narrative includes a description of the author's own personal experiences and observations made on a voyage to Greenland as a surgeon on board a whaling vessel, as well as chapters on the ancient history of Greenland, arctic ice conditions, the manners and customs of the native inhabitants, arctic zoology, whaling, and an historical account of the search for the north-west passage. [SW: Expedition / Polargebiete / Grönland / Nordwestpassage / Arktis / Walfang / Robbenjagd / Prachtausgabe / Leder / Zoologie / Eskimos / Inuit / Ethnologie / Seefahrt / Schiff / Kanada / Davisstraße / Jagd / Erstausgabe] Sprache: en [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bestimmung des Brechungs- und Farbenzerstreuungs- Vermögens verschiedener Glasarten.

      Münich: Lentner, [1817]. First edition, the extremely offprint, of the founding work of astrophysics, the discovery of the absorption lines in the solar spectrum; the second plate, which reproduces Fraunhofer's drawing of these lines (etched by Fraunhofer himself), is the first illustration of the solar spectrum. "In 1802, when describing his new process for measuring the refraction of light, W. H. Wollaston reported the occurrence of dark lines in the solar spectrum but regarded them as simply natural dividing lines between the colours. Fraunhofer, originally not a scientist, but a practising optician, concentrated on these dark lines, and the title of his paper describes the method and purpose of his investigations: 'Definition of the Capacity of Refraction and Colour-diffusion of various kinds of Glass' ... His achievements justify describing him as the founder of astrophysics. He charted several hundred lines, which have been known as 'Fraunhofer lines' ever since" (PMM). This paper was read before the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in 1815 and published in Denkschriften der königlichen Academie der Wissenschaften zu München für die Jahre 1814 und 1815, Band V, pp. 193-226 (the volume dated 1817). This offprint, with separate title-page but retaining the journal pagination, is not listed on ABPC/RBH or on OCLC. There is also a separately-paginated issue, with identical title page, a copy of was offered in the sale of Haskell F. Norman (Christie's New York, 29 October 1998, lot 1084, $19550). It is surely logical to assume that the separately-paginated issue is later than that with the original journal pagination. "Fraunhofer (1787-1826) came from humble parentage in Straubing near Munich and had very little formal education, having lost both parents when he was eleven. In 1807, at the age of 20, he was hired by the Mathematical Mechanical Institute Reichenbach, Utzschneider and Liebherr, a firm founded in 1804 for the production of military and surveying instruments, for which high-quality optical glass for lenses was essential. The optical works of the firm were outside Munich, at a disused monastery in Benediktbeuern, where Fraunhofer received his training from a Swiss named Pierre Guinand (1748-1824). Guinand's considerable reputation rested on his skill in the production of relatively large and optically pure pieces of crown and flint glass. However, owing to a clash of personalities, Guinand resigned his contract in 1814 and returned to Switzerland, and at this time the whole firm passed into the hands of Joseph von Utzschneider and Fraunhofer. "The success of this famous early glass factory lay in the production of optical crown and flint glass free from bubbles and veins. The technique of stirring the molten glass was discovered by Guinand and developed by Fraunhofer. The use of these glasses enabled Fraunhofer to construct achromatic optical instruments of hitherto unsurpassed quality, and this was undoubtedly a key factor in his successful pioneering work in solar spectroscopy. Fraunhofer embarked on a careful examination of the optical properties of his glass, so as to measure the refractive index and dispersion. His work on the solar spectrum can therefore be seen as the means to Fraunhofer's end goal of perfecting optical instruments, for he realized that accurate refractive indices must be measured in monochromatic light. For, having rediscovered the solar absorption lines, he saw that the lines defined the precise wavelength of the light far better than the mere sensation of colour to the human eye. "Fraunhofer observed the solar spectrum using a telescope of 25 mm aperture taken from one of his theodolites. A prism was mounted in front of the objective, and this enabled him to focus a relatively pure spectrum for direct visual inspection through the eyepiece. His introductory words are almost reminiscent of those used by Newton: 'In a shuttered room I allowed sunlight to pass through a narrow opening in the shutters, which was about 15 seconds broad and 36 minutes high, and thence onto a prism of flint glass, which stood on the theodolite ... The theodolite was 24 feet from the window, and the angle of the prism measured about 60 degrees ... I wanted to find out whether in the colour-image [i.e., spectrum] of sunlight, a similar bright stripe was to be seen, as in the colour-image of lamplight. But instead of this I found with the telescope almost countless strong and weak vertical lines, which however are darker than the remaining part of the colour-image; some seem to be nearly completely black' [p. 10]. "Fraunhofer convinced himself that the lines in no way represent colour boundaries, as the same colour is found on both sides of a line with only a gradual and continuous colour change throughout the spectrum. Ten of the strongest lines were labeled with the letters A, a, B, C, D, E, b, F, G and H from the far red to the limit of the eye's vision in the violet. The last letter was used for the pair of strong violet lines that we now know are due to absorption by calcium. He noted that A was very near the red limit of the spectrum, but he was still able to see some red light beyond this feature. He showed the D feature to be composed of two close dark lines which exactly coincide with the bright lines emitted by lamplight, while b consists of three very strong lines, amongst the strongest in the solar spectrum. The G feature was also found to be composite, consisting of 'many lines clustered together, among which several stand out through their strength. The two stripes at H are the most extraordinary; they are both almost completely the same and consist of many lines; in their middle is a strong line which is very black' [p. 12]. "Between the lines B and H, Fraunhofer observed 574 fainter lines and was able to give precise positions for some 350 of these in his drawing of the solar spectrum. In this figure he also indicated by the curve the approximate intensity distribution of the light in the spectrum as judged by the eye ... Fraunhofer did not attempt to explain the origin of the dark solar lines. He knew they were intrinsic to the nature of sunlight, and not any instrumental effect. He restricted himself to careful and accurate observation rather than the speculation that characterized the work of some other spectroscopists over the next four decades. "Fraunhofer's spectroscopic work did not stop at the Sun. Half a century ahead of his time, he initiated the science of planetary and stellar spectroscopy. With his theodolite telescope he observed the spectra of Venus, Sirius and other first-magnitude stars. For Venus, he wrote: 'I have seen the lines D, E, b, F perfectly defined ... I have convinced myself that the light from Venus is in this respect of the same nature as sunlight.' For stars Fraunhofer found something surprisingly different: 'I have seen with certainty in the spectrum of Sirius three broad bands which appear to have no connection with those of sunlight; one of these bands is in the green, two are in the blue. In the spectra of other fixed stars of the first magnitude one can recognize bands, yet these stars, with respect to these bands, seem to differ among themselves' [p. 28] ... "In 1819 the optical section (lens production) of the instrument firm was shifted to Munich. Fraunhofer therefore spent most of his time there, going only on occasions to Bedediktbeuern, where the glass works were kept. He died of tuberculosis when only 39, and it is likely he would have made further outstanding contributions to spectroscopy and telescope design had he survived a more normal lifespan. From 1826 the optical section of the firm was directed by Georg Mertz (1793-1867), who had been a pupil of Fraunhofer's since 1808" (Hearnshaw, The Analysis of Starlight: Two Centuries of Astronomical Spectroscopy, pp. 17-20). "Fraunhofer's discovery represented the beginning of what later came to be called chemical spectral analysis, the development of which was associated with the names of David Brewster, John Herschel, William Henry Fox Talbot, Charles Wheatstone, Antoine-Philibert Masson, Anders Jonas Ångström and William Swan. These investigators examined the origin of the dark lines in the solar spectrum - the so-called Fraunhofer lines - and suggested that they might be created by the selective absorption of light emitted by the sun in its atmosphere. The question then arose as to which chemical substances emitted which particular discrete lines. The final and conclusive steps towards chemical spectral analysis, however, were taken by the chemist Robert Bunsen and the physicist Gustav Kirchhoff" (Mehra & Rechenberg I, p. 157). They concluded that the cool, outer regions of the solar atmosphere contained iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium, nickel and chromium and probably cobalt, barium, copper and zinc as well. The plate of the solar spectrum is regarded as one of the finest etchings produced hitherto. "Looking back at the beginning of that century, we appreciate even more the incredible skill with which the 'amateur' Fraunhofer had [produced] his famous map of the solar spectrum in 1814. Not even its later revisions, made between 1823 and 1831, could reproduce the intricate way in which Fraunhofer managed to convey the brilliance of the yellow-green region of the spectrum against its violet and red ends. Fraunhofer had carefully etched the map, timing the corrosion of each trace in proportion to the intensity of the respective spectrum line ... for the black-and-white version of his map, to be published in the Memoirs of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, he asked an unnamed printer to superimpose an Indian-ink wash on this etching to intensify the impression of darkness towards both ends of the visible spectrum; I have not seen this done in such sophistication on any other nineteenth-century spectrum plate. The resulting intensity gradient in Fraunhofer's map is so even that more than one print expert consulted mistook it for an aquatint ... a few hand-colored versions of Fraunhofer's plate have been preserved. But unlike the published plate of 1814, these color versions lack the Indian-ink wash of the shaded areas into the red and violet extremes of the spectrum, displaying instead the full range of colors ... These color plates indirectly also let us infer that the original illustration for the Munich memoirs was produced in a two-stage process: first a copper etching of all the line matter such as labels, caption, and the curve, as well as the spectrum lines inside the box. Microscopic inspection of the spectrum lines with their different widths and intensities confirms that they were etched rather than engraved to guarantee evenness of line width as well as consistent variation in line intensity. After this first printing stage was complete, the Indian-ink wash was added by hand. This involved two-stage process also explains the strange black frame enclosing Fraunhofer's solar spectrum - a feature absent from other spectrum representations. The fairly thick frame gave the printer a few millimeters leeway in positioning a screen protecting the areas outside it, so that he could then apply the Indian ink liberally to guarantee a smoother gradient in the spectrum strip itself at the center. The ink-wash stage, which made the final result more expensive, was omitted for the few sheets destined to be hand-colored, as well as in the later reprinting for the Astronomische Nachrichten, where a French translation of Fraunhofer's paper appeared in 1823" (Hentschel, Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching, pp. 116-7). Hentschel found an invoice from the printer showing that that Fraunhofer ordered 421 copies of each plate. The imprint of our copy is 'Munich: Lentner,' but a copy at Augsburg has a different imprint, 'Benedictbaiern: Franz'; neither of these are dated. Both of these imprints are different from that of the journal volume, which simply states 'Auf Kosten der Akademie' and is dated 1817. It is normally assumed that this offprint was published in the same year as the journal volume, but at this period the Denkschriften were published only every three years and it is possible that parts of the journal, and hence some of the offprints, were printed earlier than the complete journal volume. The Huntington assigns a date of 1816 to their copy (a separately-paginated offprint without separate title-page). The autograph manuscript of this paper is held by the Deutsches Museum, Munich. Dibner 153 (erroneous collation); Norman 836; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 260; PMM 278a (journal issue); Richard Green 125 (journal issue); Sparrow 70 (journal issue); The Dawn of Science and Technology 91 (journal issue). Offprint from Denkschriften der königlichen Academie der Wissenschaften zu München für die Jahre 1814 und 1815. 4to (248 x 210 mm), pp. [ii], 193-226, with three engraved plates (two folding). Original drab wrappers, as issued (front wrapper soiled and lightly chipped, rear wrapper more heavily chipped, spine worn).

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        Rein analytischer Beweis des Lehrsatzes, dass zwischen je zwey Werthen, die ein entgegengesetztes Resultat gewähren, wenigstens eine reelle Wurzel der Gleichung liege. [Bound with two other works by Bolzano, his doctoral thesis and his autobiography, see below].

      Prague: Gottlieb Haase, 1817. First edition, extremely rare, of this epoch-making paper in the history of mathematics, the first to provide a rigorous foundation for the calculus. "The main mathematical achievements of the paper include: (a) the formal definition of the continuity of a function of one real variable, correctly understood and applied (Preface); (b) the criterion for the (pointwise) convergence of an infinite series, although the proof of its sufficiency, prior to any definition or construction of the real numbers, is inevitably inadequate (Sect. 7); (c) the original form of the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem (Sect. 12); (d) an analytic proof of the intermediate value theorem, now sometimes called Bolzano's theorem (Sect. 15). The theorem in the title of the paper, where 'equation' is understood as 'polynomial equation in one real variable,' is deduced in the final paragraph (Sect. 18) from result (d)" (Russ, p. 157). It is usual to attribute (a), (b) and (d) to Augustin-Louis Cauchy's Cours d'analyse, which Bolzano anticipated by four years (Cauchy's definition of continuity actually still involved infinitesimals), and (d) was rediscovered by Karl Weierstrass half a century later (in ignorance of Bolzano's work). Bound with this important work are his first published work, Betrachtungen uber einige Gegenstande der Elementargeomwtrie (Prague: Karl Barth, 1804), an attempt to axiomatise plane Euclidean geometry, and also extremely rare; and his autobiography, Lebenschreibung des Dr. B. Bolzano (Sulzbach: J. E. v. Seidels, 1836). "Around the turn of the nineteenth century, mathematicians in Europe were concerned with two major problems. The first was the status of Euclid's parallel postulate, and the second was the problem of providing a solid foundation for mathematical analysis, so as to remove the so-called scandal of the infinitesimals" - this remarkable volume contains Bolzano's responses to both of these great problems. We are aware of only one other copy of Rein analytischer Beweis having appeared on the market in the last 30 years; no copy is listed on ABPC/RBH. OCLC lists eight copies of each of Rein analytischer Beweis and Betrachtungen, but no copy of either in the US. No copies in auction records. "Bolzano's writings mark a turning-point in research on the foundations of mathematics - a transition from the mathematical style of the eighteenth century to that of the nineteenth ... Bolzano was the first mathematician explicitly to reject the traditional geometric and spatial approach to foundations, calling instead, on explicitly logical grounds, for a 'purely analytic' grounding of the calculus - that is, a grounding in arithmetic. He thus stands at the head of two intertwined movements in nineteenth-century mathematics: the arithmetization of mathematics, a project that was to be carried forward by Cauchy, Gauss, Abel, Riemann, Dirichlet, Weierstrass, Heine, Cantor, Dedekind, and others; and the search for logical foundations that was pursued by Frege, Peirce, Peano, Russell, Brouwer, Hilbert, and Weyl" (Ewald, p. 168). "Although Bolzano's proofs are incomplete, and although they are somewhat clumsily presented, this paper is a milestone in the history of real analysis. It was the first successful attempt to free the calculus from infinitesimals, and it is the starting point for the modern theory of the continuum; the precision of Bolzano's definitions and the rigour of his deductions mark a break with the mathematics of the past. The project of putting the theory of the real line on a solid, arithmetical foundation was to be carried forward, largely in ignorance of Bolzano's work, throughout the nineteenth century - most notably by Cauchy, Abel, Dirichlet, Weierstrass, Cantor, and Dedekind" (ibid., p. 226). "Bolzano's most significant contribution to mathematics is his epoch-making paper on the foundations of real analysis, the Rein analytischer Beweis of 1817. In the years following the appearance of Berkeley's Analyst (1734), mathematicians had made various attempts to put the calculus on a firmer foundation. The most common approaches were to base the calculus on one of the following ideas: on motion (Newton, MacLaurin); on limits (D'Alembert, L'Huilier); on ratios of zeros (Euler); on infinitesimals (Leibniz and - with reservations - Carnot). In perhaps the most radical proposal, James (= Jacob/Jacques) Bernoulli proposed amending the laws of logic by abandoning, for infinitesimals, the Euclidean 'common notion' that, if equals are subtracted from equals, the remainders are equal. Perhaps the most influential approach was that of Lagrange, who, in his Théorie des fonctions analytiques (1797), assumed the existence of a Taylor-series expansion for every function; the full title of his work - Théorie des fonctions analytiques contenant les principes du calcul différentiel, dégagés de toute considération d'infiniment petits, d'évanouissans, de limites et de fluxions, et réduits a l'analyse algébrique des quantités finies - shows the scepticism with which he, and many other mathematicians, regarded the notion of limits, and his desire to reduce the calculus to 'l'analyse algébrique'. Bolzano's paper was not the first to attempt to find an analytic foundation for the calculus, nor was it the first to employ the notion of limits. But, in contrast to his predecessors, Bolzano employed a limit-concept that was not based upon motion, and that was analytically defined and, more importantly, he was the first actually to use this definition to prove significant mathematical theorems. "Bolzano's announced aim is to prove the intermediate value theorem - in his formulation, that if f and g are continuous functions such that f(a) g(b), then for some x, a < x < b, f(x) = g(x). This theorem he eventually proves in §15. But he begins with an important critique of previous proofs, and in Part II of the Preface he gives the first precise definition of a continuous function. His definition is essentially the same as that given by Cauchy in his Cours d'analyse in 1821; whether Cauchy knew of Bolzano's work is uncertain. (Bolzano improved on his definition in his unpublished Functionenlehre, written in 1834; there he gives a definition of pointwise continuity and distinguishes between left and right continuity.) "In §7, Bolzano states and attempts to prove the sufficiency of the 'Cauchy condition' for the convergence of an infinite series. A rigorous proof requires a precise definition of the real numbers, which Bolzano did not possess; he himself (in the Functionenlehre) later admitted that the §7 proof was incomplete. "Similarly, although Bolzano had a precise definition of continuity, he did not have the modern notion and definition of function. Lagrange, in the Théorie, had indeed defined a function of one or several quantities to be 'any mathematical expression in which those quantities appear in any manner, linked or not with some other quantities that are regarded as having given and constant values, whereas the quantities of the function may take all possible values'; but in practice he and his successors treated functions as equations. The modern conception did not enter mathematics until Dirichlet's paper, ber die Darstellung ganz willkurlicher Functionen, in 1837. "Having defined continuity and stated the Cauchy condition, Bolzano proceeds (§12) to prove a lemma that was eventually to become the cornerstone of the theory of real numbers. This lemma (the greatest lower bound principle) is the first published version of the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem, which, in modern terminology, says that every bounded infinite point-set has an accumulation point ... "It is important to appreciate the role Bolzano's objective conception of axioms, described above in the Beiträge zu einer begründeteren Darstellung der Mathematik erste Lieferung, 1810), played in the Rein analytischer Beweis. Bolzano was not driven by scepticism or by fear of paradox. He makes it clear that he did not doubt the truth of the intermediate value theorem; and he was not attempting to place it on firmer or more obvious foundations - for the greatest lower bound principle is, if anything, less evident than the theorem he is trying to prove. Similarly, his criticism of the proofs based upon motion is not that intuitions of motion are unreliable, but the logical objection that the proofs beg the question. Bolzano's ambition was not so much to attain some superior brand of mathematical certainty as to reveal the objective reasons for the truth of the intermediate value theorem - to uncover its true logical foundations. And a fortiori Bolzano's quest for rigour in his [Rein analytischer Beweis] was not prompted by the 'challenge to geometric intuition' presented by the discovery of continuous nowhere-differentiable functions; on the contrary, it was Bolzano's rigour that made his subsequent discovery [in the Functionenlehre] of such counter-intuitive phenomena possible" (ibid., pp. 225-7). "The seeds of Bolzano's distinctive approach to mathematics seem to have been planted early. As a student at the University of Prague he studied Abraham Gotthelf Kästner's Anfangsgründe der Arithmetik (1758); and in a revealing passage in his autobiography Bolzano praised Kästner because 'he proved what is generally passed over because everyone already knows it, i.e. he sought to make the reader clearly aware of the basis (Grund) on which his judgements rest. That was what I liked most of all. My special pleasure in mathematics rested therefore particularly on its purely speculative parts, in other words, I prized only that part of mathematics which was at the same time philosophy' (Lebensbeschreibung, p. 64). 'Proving what everyone already knows' and 'prizing that part of mathematics which was at the same time philosophy' are precisely the traits that were to be characteristic of Bolzano's own mathematical work; but he was to pursue both far more deeply than anything in Kästner. "Bolzano's new and more rigorous approach to axiomatics can already be detected in his earliest mathematical writings ... Bolzano's predecessors, in contrast, had taken a more relaxed approach. In their view, the essential requirement for an axiom was that it be certain - an immediate and obvious truth on which the calculus of fluxions or Euclidean geometry could be founded. [The Betrachtungen] gives three reasons for rejecting this conception of axioms and for pursuing even obvious truths 'down to their ultimate grounds': such a procedure will be conducive to thoroughness, to the ease of learning the subject, and to the discovery of new theorems ... "Bolzano's conception of logical methodology led him to deepen his studies in the foundations of mathematics, and yielded him a rich harvest of theorems. The process begins in §§4-6 of the Preface to his [Betrachtungen], where Bolzano applies his general methodological principles to the particular case of the foundations of geometry. He criticizes earlier mathematicians for importing conceptions from the theory of motion into their discussions of geometry, pointing out that the theory of space is logically antecedent to the theory of the movement of objects in space, and must therefore be developed without recourse to the latter theory. Bolzano explicitly criticizes Kant, Mercator, and Kästner on this point; but his remarks can equally well be read as a response to MacLaurin and Newton" (ibid., pp. 168-171). "Bolzano's approach to mathematical problems was characterized by his ability to find new, non-traditional methods, and to use them to deal with problems that until then had withstood all attempts at solution. This approach manifests itself in geometry as well. Bolzano's first mathematical treatise 'Betrachtungen ...' was aimed at the solution of the then popular problem of parallels. It is not essential that Bolzano solved the problem via a very general concept of similarity, but rather that already in this work he subjected to criticism the contemporary (mostly traditionally Euclidean) interpretation of elementary geometry. In Part 2 of his treatise he tried to define the straight line and the plane, starting  from and studying the properties of the simplest geometric object, a pair of points. Thus he defined the notion of the direction of a pair of points, its distance, and in essence constructed geometrically the vector space, indicating also its three-dimensional analogue. In this way he arrived at a result analogous to that obtained in 1799 by C. Wessel in his geometrical interpretation of complex numbers ['Om Directionens analytiske Betegning'], or later (1844) H. Grassmann in a much more general setting ['Die Ausdehnungslehre'] (Folta, p. 25). "Bolzano's philosophical methodology thus led him to introduce powerful new concepts and techniques and conjectures into mathematics. This is an important aspect of his work, and sets him apart from a thinker like [Johann Heinrich] Lambert, whose methodological observations on the Axiom of Parallels (Theorie der Parallellinien, 1786) were as shrewd as anything in Bolzano, but who was unable to put them to any actual use in the proving of new theorems. Indeed, the history of mathematics is strewn with similar examples of unexploited anticipations of great advances- recall, for example, Kant's observations on the possibility of alternative geometries, or D'Alembert's discussion of the concept of a limit, or Leibniz's dream of a mathematical logic, or Lambert's remarks on formal axiom systems. Such insights, unless they can be shown to perform some actual mathematical work, tend to be sterile, and are only noticed years later when somebody else has demonstrated their significance. Bolzano managed both to have a crucial insight, and to show how to develop it into new branches of mathematics; unfortunately this accomplishment was no guarantee against being ignored, and the circumstances of his life kept his work from becoming widely known" (Ewald, p. 171). "Bolzano was born in Prague, the youngest son of an Italian father (an art dealer) and a German mother. He entered the University of Prague in 1796, where he was educated in philosophy, mathematics, and physics. In philosophy, he read the Metaphysica (1739) of the Wolffian philosopher, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten; in mathematics, he was particularly influenced by his close study of Eudoxus, Euler, and Lagrange, as well as of Kästner's Anfangsgründe der Arithmetik (1758). In 1800 Bolzano took up the study of theology; he was called to the new chair of religion at the University of Prague in 1805. The chair had been established by the Emperor Franz I of Austria to shore up the position of the conservative Catholic hierarchy against the tide of freethinking and republicanism that had been rising in Central Europe since the French Revolution. From the point of view of the political and religious authorities, the appointment of Bolzano was not a happy choice. Although his appointment was confirmed in 1807, his own social, ethical, and religious sympathies inclined to the cause of Enlightenment, and he found himself in perpetual trouble with the authorities. (Among the doctrines that caused him difficulty was his publicly-expressed conviction that one day men would live without kings.) Bolzano was a popular lecturer, and in 1818 was elected head of the philosophy faculty; nevertheless, in 1819 he was dismissed from his professorship, forbidden to publish, and placed under police supervision. For the remaining decades of his life he lived in the countryside, writing on ethics, religion, politics, logic, and the foundations of science. "Despite the clarity of his arguments, the power of his theorems, and the fruitfulness of his techniques, and although his Paradoxien des Unendlichen (1851) was known and admired by Peirce, Cantor, and Dedekind, Bolzano's work in real analysis - the work of an obscure theologian, most of it published by equally obscure Bohemian publishers - seems to have remained entirely unnoticed until Otto Stolz called attention to it in 1881. But by this time Bolzano's most important results had been independently discovered by Weierstrass and his school" (ibid., pp. 171-2). Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 265 (Rein analytischer Beweis). Ewald, From Kant to Hilbert (1996); Folta, 'Life and scientific endeavor of Bernard Bolzano,' pp. 11-31 in Bolzano and the Foundations of Mathematical Analysis, Jarnik et al (eds.) (1981); Russ, 'A translation of Bolzano's paper on the intermediate value theorem,' Historia Mathematica 7 (1980), 156-185). Three works bound in one vol., 8vo, [Rein analytischer Beweis:] pp. 60; [Betrachtungen:] pp. [xvi], 63, [1], with one folding engraved plate; [Lebensbeschreibung:] pp. lvi, 272 with engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary half-roan and marbled boards, paper label on spine with manuscript title, two paper labels on covers with auction numbers (?) (light edge-wear). Old Viennese library stamps on titles and elsewhere with their release on front free endpaper (some light browning and scattered foxing).

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        Lezioni elementari di astronomia ad uso del Osservatorio d. Palermo.

      Palermo: Stamperia Reale, 1817. First edition, very rare, of Piazzi's Palermo Observatory handbook. Having obtained a grant from the Viceroy of Sicily, Piazzi set up the observatory in 1789; as the southern-most European observatory, it offered unequalled access to the southern skies. Piazzi was able to acquire a great masterpiece of 18th century technology, the five-foot vertical circle completed for him by the English instrument maker Jesse Ramsden, for the observatory (illustrated on Tav. II of the present work). It was here that Piazzi discovered the first minor planet, Ceres, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This, together with the great star catalogue he published at Palermo in 1803 (Praecipuarum Stellarum Inerrantium Positiones), listing 6,748 stars, established his reputation. Using this catalogue, he was able to show that the majority of stars exhibit proper motions relative to the Sun. The present work, a detailed technical handbook intended for the use of astronomers at the Palermo Observatory, became the leading astronomical textbook of the period, considered sufficiently important to be translated into German with a preface by Carl Friedrich Gauss (Lehrbuch der Astronomie, Berlin: 1822). This is a very rare book: no copies are listed on ABPC/RBH, and OCLC. "Gioacchino Giuseppe Maria Ubaldo Nicolò Piazzi (1746-1826) was born in Ponte, Valtellina, July 16, 1746, to one of the wealthiest families of the region. The penultimate of 10 sons, most of whom died as children, his parents worried about his health and for this reason quickly baptized him at home. The register of baptisms of St. Maurizio Church clearly specifies "ob imminens vitae periculum," or "because of impending danger of death". "Following the tradition that encouraged younger children of wealthy and noble families to take holy orders, Giuseppe joined the Teatine order at the age of 19. We do not have firsthand documents about his early studies, but we know from documents preserved in the Archive of the Palermo Observatory that between 1770 and 1780 he was requested by his superiors to teach philosophy and mathematics in many different Italian cities, including Rome, Genoa, and Ravenna. In 1781, he was appointed to the Chair of Mathematics in the newly established Accademia dei Regi Studi of Palermo (which became the University of Palermo in 1806); a few years later, in 1787, he was named to the Chair of Astronomy even though he was not yet even an amateur astronomer. In a matter of only a few years, however, he was to become one of the most respected astronomers of his time. "In March 1787, soon after he was charged with overseeing the construction of a new observatory at Palermo, Piazzi departed for a three-year stay at the major astronomical centers of Paris and London. During his travels he gained the esteem and friendship of some of the most reputed astronomers of the time, including Lalande, Messier, Mechain, Cassini, Maskelyne, and Herschel. Moreover, he succeeded in securing for the new observatory a unique instrument: the famous 5-foot circular-scale altazimuth telescope made by Jesse Ramsden of London. Returning to Palermo in November 1789, Piazzi was able, in a matter of months, to have the new observatory built on top of the tower of Santa Ninfa at the Royal Palace. "Encouraged by the possession of the 5-foot Palermo Circle, whose accuracy was regarded to be much superior to that of any other existing instrument, Piazzi centered his scientific program on the accurate measurements of stellar positions. His observational technique required that each star had to be observed for at least four nights before its position could be established. This painstaking work resulted in the publication in 1803 of his first star catalog. For this highly regarded work, he was awarded the prize for mathematics and physics at the Institut National de France, Fondation Lalande, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. It was while working on this catalog that Piazzi, on January 1, 1801, unexpectedly discovered Ceres, the "missing planet" between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter" (Serio et al, pp. 17-18). On the night of 1 January 1801, Piazzi was engrossed in updating a star catalogue by the English astronomer Francis Wollaston which was replete with inaccuracies. The catalogue had to be checked star by star, a task Piazzi was performing with a 1.5-metre vertical circle to determine star positions. At 8.43pm he saw a 'star' in Taurus that was not in the catalogue. The next night, he found that the star had shifted position about 4 minutes of arc to the west and slightly less to the north. He saw it again on 3 and 4 January, and continued following its movement until 11 February. His next step to notify the astronomical community of the discovery was to send letters to just two astronomers on 24 January, his closest friend Barnaba Oriani and the German astronomer Johann Bode. These letters gave no times of observation, a vague reference to a change of direction from retrograde to direct, and the wrong declination for 1 January. Piazzi was heavily criticized for not sharing his full set of observations with other astronomers, who were unable to locate the planet. Over the next few months Piazzi developed a corrected set of observational data, which he sent to the French astronomer Jérôme Lalande on 11 April. These new observations reached Baron Franz von Zach, editor of the world's only astronomical journal, on 6 June. They were finally published in the September issue of the Monatliche Correspondenz where, shortly after their appearance, they were seen by the 24-year old Gauss, who set himself the task of computing the orbit of Ceres from Piazzi's observations. This he accomplished in a little more than a month, and on 7 December von Zach directed his telescope at the position predicted by Gauss and immediately observed the planet. This sensational result established Gauss's reputation as a universal genius. After the Ceres affair, Piazzi undertook to determine the right ascension of a number of basic stars, relating them directly to the sun, in order to improve on earlier observations (including those made at Greenwich). Since he was at that time in poor health, he enlisted the aid of Niccolo Cacciatore as his collaborator. Piazzi's new star catalogue, published at Palermo in 1813, catalogued the mean position of 7,646 stars. It was widely esteemed among astronomers, and the Institut de France again awarded Piazzi a prize. Following the publication of the present wor in 1817, Piazzi was summoned to Naples by King Ferdinand I, who wished him to supervise the completion of the observatory already under construction on the hill at Capodimonte. He was appointed director general of the observatories of both Sicily and Naples, and Piazzi subsequently divided his time between the two. Piazzi returned to settle in Naples in 1824, his health weakened, and he died there two years later. Piazzi's Lezioni consists of seven chapters: Vol. I: First observations and results; Basic facts of modern astronomy; On stars; Vol. II: Theory of the motion of the planets; The solar system; Eclipses; Comets. Detailed information about the discovery and orbit of Ceres is included in vol. II (pp. 198-204). Many problems with their solutions are included to assist the reader. Foderà Serio, G., Manara, A. & Sicoli, P. 'Giuseppe Piazzi and the Discovery of Ceres', pp. 17-24 in W. F. Bottke Jr., A. Cellino, P. Paolicchi & R. P. Binzel. Asteroids III. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 2002. Houzeau & Lancaster 9275. Two vols., large 8vo, pp. xviii, [1], 240; xxvi, 446, with 11 engraved plates (9 folding). Engraved illustration of the observatory on each title. Contemporary half-calf.

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        Physikalisch-statistische Beschreibung des Fichtelgebirges. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Nürnberg, Stein, 1817 - 17,5 x 10 cm. 4 Bll., VIII, 328 Seiten., 2 Bll. + VIII, 270 Seiten, 1 Bl. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz (hinten eingebunden) und 1 gefalteten Gebirgspanorama in Aquatintamanier sowie 1 große . kolorierte. Kupferkarte (diese in separatem Schuber). Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. *Engelmann 490; Lentner 7754; Pfeiffer 13897; Poggendorf I, 925. - Sehr seltene Originalausgabe, vollständig mit beiden Teilen und allen Kupfern. - Ein Meilenstein in der Literatur über das Fichtelgebirge. Das Gemeinschaftswerk der beiden Autoren zeichnet sich durch eine sachliche und wissenschaftliche exakte Darstellung des heutigen östlichen Oberfrankens aus. - Außerordentlich sauber und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Alter Dublettenstempel auf dem ersten Titel. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        A Sketch of the Military and Political Power of Russia 1817

      Kirk and Mercein, New York 1817 - First American edition. Tall octavo. 208pp., folding map colored in outline. Publisher's original papercovered boards with printed paper spine, edges untrimmed. Modest loss at the foot, chip on the front fly, map slightly misfolded but sound, and some other moderate wear, overall a very good copy, with the publisher's fragile and uncommon boards in a remarkable state of preservation. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stadtplan, "Donauwörth im Jahre 1817".

      - Lithographie v. Päringer n. Falger, dat. 1817, 48 x 49 Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie. Nicht bei Schefold, bay. Schwaben, Winkler, Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, kennt dieses Blatt nicht ( vergl. Anton Falger ( = Nr. 203 ). - Der Titel befindet sich links oben, darüber ein Bibliotheksstempel. Im Plan sind alle Häuser mit Nummern versehen und die Strassen sind benannt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        L'Écuyer des Dames ou Lettres sur l'Équitation.

      A Paris, De l'Imprimerie et dans la Librairie de Madame Huzard 1817 - Contenant des principes et des exemples sur l'art de monter à cheval; Ouvrage utile à l'un et à l'autre Sexe, et orné de Figures gravées d'après les dessins d'H. Vernet; Par L. H. De Pons D'Hostun. Ancien Écuyer du Manège royal des Tuileries, et de S. M. l'Empereur d'Allemagne, à Bruxelles. Dédié au beau sexe. DEUXIÈME ÉDITION, augmentée d'une XIIe lettre, Contenant un traité sur la manière de dresser les chevaux d'arquebuse pour la chasse au tir. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie et dans la Librairie de Madame Huzard (née Vallat La Chapelle), rue de l'Éperon-Saint-André-des-Arts, N°7 - Mai 1817 - 162 pages. 3 planches hors-texte. Complet & Contrôlé. Ex-libris aux armes de J. de Sainte-Foy sur le titre. Reliure demi veau fauve de l'époque. Dos lisse à filets dorés et pièce de titre rouge. Très rares piqures. Un manque de papier sans manque de texte p87. Bon exemplaire en bon état. Format in-8°(21x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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