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        The Pleasures of Memory with Other Poems

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810. New edition, first with these illustrations. Numerous vignette engravings by Clennell after Stothard. [vii], 167, [1] pp. T. Bensley Printer, printed entirely on INDIA PAPER. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter contemporary morocco and marbled boards. Spine rubbed, some light foxing throughout. On India Paper One of only a few copies on India paper. Inscribed on the title-page "A Present / From the Author / to / T.J. Mathias." Thomas James Mathias (1754?-1835) was a poet and Italian scholar. Rogers writes of him in Table Talk.With an autograph letter, signed ("Saml Rogers"), from the author to Mathias, mentioning the India paper edition: "? wood-cuts, which poor Hoppner saw and admired exceedingly ? To do them justice I have printed off a few copies on India paper." Ray says of Stothard's illustrations for this work that "they are among the best wood engravings of the early nineteenth century." They were engraved by Luke Clennell, one of Bewick's most gifted students.With a note on the front pastedown that this copy was bought from Mathias' estate in Naples in 1836 by P. Faulkner.

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        A lecture on the plan which is proposed to adopt for improving the Royal Institution and rendering it permanent,

      Delivered at the Theatre of the Royal Institution, March 3d, 1810 … Printed by desire of the managers.A lecture by Sir Humphry Davy arguing for the improvement of the Royal Institution by documenting the history of inventions and the progress of the sciences and technology. He notes that the promotion of knowledge has to be supported by more public experiments and research and generally opening up the institution. ?'The diffusion and improvement of science may not be limited to those persons only who can personally attend the Institution … its objects are not private; but public … it is desirous of enabling all to profit by those novel objects which may be developed … and to be considered as the common property of all cultivated minds?' (pp. 24/5).Sir Humphry Davy (1778 ?-1829), chemist and inventor, is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. 1810, the year of the present lecture, was to be a busy year for him: he gave Chlorine its current name and insisted it was in fact an element. He also showed that oxygen could not be obtained from the substance known as oxymuriatic acid (HCl solution) and thus overturned Lavoisier?'s definition of acids as compounds of oxygen.8vo, (ii) + 41 + (1)pp., advertisements, final page lightly smudged, recent marbled boards lettered on spine, a very good copy., [1810]. First edition.. Delivered at the Theatre of the Royal Institution, March 3d, 1810 … Printed by desire of the managers. A lecture by Sir Humphry Davy arguing for the improvement of the Royal Institution by documenting the history of inventions and the progress of the sciences and technology. He notes that the promotion of knowledge has to be supported by more public experiments and research and generally opening up the institution. ?'The diffusion and improvement of science may not be limited to those persons only who can personally attend the Institution … its objects are not private; but public … it is desirous of enabling all to profit by those novel objects which may be developed … and to be considered as the common property of all cultivated minds?' (pp. 24/5).Sir Humphry Davy (1778 ?-1829), chemist and inventor, is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. 1810, the year of the present lecture, was to be a busy year for him: he gave Chlorine its current name and insisted it was in fact an element. He also showed that oxygen could not be obtained from the substance known as oxymuriatic acid (HCl solution) and thus overturned Lavoisier?'s definition of acids as compounds of oxygen. 8vo, (ii) + 41 + (1)pp., advertisements, final page lightly smudged, recent marbled boards lettered on spine, a very good copy.

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        An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, and through the Western Parts of Louisiana, to the sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun, Rivers.

      Philadelphia: C. & A. Conrad, & Co., 1810. - 8vo., (8 ½ x 5 ¼ inches). (Evenly browned throughout, occasional spotting). 5 fine folding engraved maps, one full-page map, 3 folding plans (browned, some offsetting); engraved frontispiece (offsetting to title-page). Modern half brown morocco, brown cloth, the spine in six compartments separated by five raised bands, gilt lettered in three. Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of U.S. Senator Ralph P. Izard (1741/1742-1804) and later ink stamp of Rudolph McGirr to title page. First edition. This edition contains the first appearance in print of the first maps of the Southwest to be based on firsthand exploration. The Louisiana Purchase was one of Thomas Jefferson's crowning achievements, and in the following four years he commissioned a number of expeditions to explore the largely unknown territory. In 1804 Lewis and Clark ventured westward from St. Louis; Sibley, Dunbar and Freeman explored the Spanish border region in Texas; and in 1806 Pike went to explore the southernmost border region north of New Spain. His orders were to explore the Arkansas and Red Rivers, but by February of 1807 he had reached the upper reaches of the Rio Grande having missed the Red River entirely: "Spanish authorities learned of his presence and sent a force to arrest him and his men. They were taken to Santa Fe and then sent on to Chihuahua. Pike's maps and papers were confiscated, but he managed to retain his diary and journals by secreting them in the gun barrels of his men. Apparently he was able to convince the Spaniards that he had entered New Spain by accident, as he was escorted by armed guard through Texas via San Antonio to the Sabine, where he was released. He arrived at Natchioches in June, 1807, having thus had the opportunity to examine New Mexico and Texas in some detail, at the expense of the Spanish government" (Jenkins). "In the hierarchy of significant westward expeditions, that of Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) ranks right below that of Lewis and Clark. While his was not the first official reconnaissance of the west, he provided 'the earliest official geographical image of the trans-Mississippi West,' Pike's map and journal provided the first authentic information about the Upper Mississippi. On the Conejos River, an effluent of the Rio Grande, well into Spanish territory, Pike boldly constructed a fort. It was at this fort that he was arrested and taken first to Santa Fe and then to Chihuahua for a meeting with Don Nemesio Salcedo, the governor of New Spain. The authorities confiscated, among other documents, a manuscript map of the Santa Fe Trail. While in custody of the Spanish, Pike learned 'just how many and what kind of troops the Spanish had on hand to defend the northern provinces,' according to William Goetzmann, 'and he was well informed on the character and personalities of all the Spanish military leaders. No more successful espionage operation has ever been conducted in recorded American history.' Pike returned from captivity without his sketch maps, making the creation of his own map more difficult. He had managed to smuggle traverse tables in the rifle barrels that he and his men were allowed to take with them after being released. These tables enabled him to reconstruct parts of the upper Arkansas, and to his credit, his map is the first to accurately delineate the Arkansas and its tributaries. Nevertheless, large sections of 'A Chart of the Internal Part of Louisiana' (1810), were based on Alexander von Humboldt's map. It is paradoxical that Pike, who had actually explored the internal part of Louisiana, relied on the cartography of Humboldt, who had never been there" (Cohen). Bradford 4415. Field 1217. Graff 3290. Howes P-373. Wagner-Camp 9:1. Streeter Sale 3125. Rittenhouse 467. Sabin 62396. Streeter Texas 1047C. Wheat Transmississippi 297, 298, 299. Ralph Izard (1741/1742-1804) was a member of the Continental Congress in 1782-1783, and in 1788 he was elected to the U.S. S [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rules and Regulations for the Sword Exercise of the Cavalry

      London: T. Egerton, 1810. Reprint of 1810. Fine in a recent 1/4 brown morocco leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt borders and text stamping on the spine. Without a dust jacket. The title page of this volume provides no indication as to the author; however, the last page of text bears the initials "J.G.L.M." which are the initials of John Gaspard le Marchant. Marchant was a cavalry officer, promoted to Major-General in the British Army, who lived from 1766 to 1812 when he was killed in the Napoleonic Wars at the battle of Salamanca. He is best known for having developed the British Light Cavalry Sword (Pattern 1796 or P1796). Additionally, he sponsored a standardized military training program for British officers. In that vein he wrote several training manuals for the cavalry this being one of them. An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5" deep containing 98 pages of text and illustrated with 29 fold-out plates. Originally published in December, 1796 this is a reprint of 1810 printed for the "War-Office and sold by T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall." A remarkably clean and bright copy with virtually no foxing or tanning of the pages. Very uncommon as such.

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        Porta Saracinesca Segni".

      - Bleistift, aquarelliert, auf festem Zeichenpapier, auf Untersatz montiert und dort rechts unten wohl signiert „Corrodi – Rom". 10,2:23 cm. Literatur: Chr. Steinhoff: Salomon Corrodi und seine Zeit 1810-1892. Ein Schweizer Künstlerleben im 19. Jahrhundert, Fehraltorf 1992, vgl. 5Z; hier zeigt der Künstler dieselbe Mauer von der entgegengesetzten Seite. Goethe zeichnete auf seiner italienischen Reise ein ganz ähnliches Zyklopenmauerwerk. Auch L Richter (1803-1887) und C. Wagner (1804-1867) studierten bei einer gemeinsamen Wanderung am 20. September 1824 dasselbe Motiv in Palästrina, nicht weit von Olevano gelegen (vgl. Kat. 87, Gemälde Ölstudien und Zeichnungen, Nr. 41 a & b, Galerie Joseph Fach, Frankfurt am Main 2005). Bereits 1832 erreichte Corrodi über Genua und Pisa Rom, wo er sich in F.L. Catels (1778-1856) Atelier ausbildete und bald auch zu der von ihm am meisten bevorzugten Malweise, der Aquarelltechnik, fand. In Rom, wo er fast sein gesamtes Leben verbrachte, wurde er von hochgestellten Persönlichkeiten wie z.B. Zar Nikolaus protegiert und war sehr erfolgreich. Auch das englische Königshaus kaufte zahlreiche seiner Werke. Corrodis Haus in Rom war bis zu seinem Tod beliebter Treffpunkt u.a. seiner Schweizer Landsleute.

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        The Compleat Angler Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers

      London: Samuel Bagster 1810. Engraved title and portrait, [xvi],,246, [2] pp, a contemporary dark green gilt decorated binding with fish designs to spine, and gilt clasp designs to both boards - some engraved illustrations in the text. 2 bookplates including that of W. Simonds Higgs, who creat is stamped in gilt on the rear board. Wear to spine and book edges and some foxing internally. . Very Good. Full Morocco. 1810. 12mo..

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        Igia ed Amore". Hygieia und Eros. Hygieia auf einem Stein sitzend und eine Schlange in der Hand haltend und Eros, neben ihr stehend, dieser eine Schale zum Trinken reichend.

      - Kupferstich, um 1810/11, von F. und J. Riepenhausen, nach einer Zeichnung von A. (sic!) Thorwaldsen, auf Velin. 27,1:19,5 cm. - Knickfalte im oberen Rand außerhalb der Darstellung geglättet. Literatur: Andresen III, 107, 10; British Museum, Prints & Drawings, London, Inv.-Nr. 1879, 1011. 1284; Ausst. Katalog: Antike – Zwischen Klassizismus und Romantik. Die Künstlerfamilie Riepenhausen. Stendal, Winckelmann-Gesellschaft im Winckelmann-Museum, 2001, S. 195; vgl. auch Thorvaldsen Museum, Kopenhagen (Inv. Nr. E96). Sehr selten!

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        Kst.- Karte, in 15 Blatt v. Josef Zutz und Andreas Müller. für den K.K. General - Quartiermeisterstab. "Charte des Herzogsthums Salzburg von dem kaiserlich königlich - oesterreichischen General - Quartiermeister Stabe in den Jahren 1806 und 1807 .. aufgenommen, und im Jahre 1810 reducirt und gezeichnet".

      . dat. 1810, 15 Blatt ( jeweils 26,5 x 39 cm.). Dörflinger, Österr. Karten des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, S. 732. - Seltene Karte des K.K. Generalquartiermeisterstabes, vorliegend in 15 Teilen mit dem Or.- Schuber. - Gebiet: Zeigt das Herzogtum Salzburg. - Alle Karten in je 4 Teilen auf Leinwand montiert und sehr gut erhalten. - Der Schuber ohne den unteren Boden.

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        Landschaft mit großen Bäumen und einem links angeschnittenen Gutshaus im Waadtland in der Schweiz, mit Reiter und vierspänniger Kutsche.

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, um 1810, auf Bütten mit Fragment des Wasserzeichens: C & I Honig. 56,5:68,5 cm. Links ein ca. 1,8 cm breiter Papierstreifen zur Vergrößerung der Darstellung angesetzt. Mit kleineren Restaurierungen. Provenienz: Schweizer Privatbesitz. Literatur: Ausst. Katalog: P.-A. Guerretta: Pierre-Louis De la Rive ou la belle nature. Vie et oeuvre peint (1753-1817), Genf 2002, Farbabb. 289, S. 267; Karl Viktor von Bonstetten. Bonstettiana XI 1811-1817. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe der Briefkorrespondenzen Karl Viktor von Bonstettens und seines Kreises (1753-1832), hrsg. von Doris und Peter Walser-Wilhelm, Heinz Graber, Göttingen 2007, S. 505. Die Tochter eines aus Rotterdam stammenden Pfarrers studierte seit 1793 in Genf bei P.-L. de La Rive (1753-1817) und G. Vanière (1740-1834). Um weiterhin am Zeichenunterricht von De La Rive teilnehmen zu können, folgte sie diesem nach Bex/Waadtland, wo später wohl auch das vorliegende, koloristisch eigenwillige, großformatige Aquarell entstand. Auf Reisen in Italien bildete sie sich weiter. 1802 heiratete sie den Physiker und Astronom Jacques Eynard (1772-1847). Befreundet war sie mit dem bekannten Schweizer Schriftsteller Karl Viktor von Bonstetten (1745-1832). Sie bevorzugte das Landschaftsbild, malte aber auch hervorragende Porträts und Historienbilder. 1835 beteiligte sie sich mit einem Landschaftsbild an einer Ausstellung im Genfer Musée Rath, das dieses anschließend erwarb.

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        Maale Beit Chorin vehu seder Hagada shel Pesach. [Passover Haggadah]

      The Widow and Son of Yaakov [Jacob] Proops., Amsterdam 1810 - The Passover Haggadah, with commentaries, in Hebrew, of Moshe Alsheich, Gevurot Hashem, Olelot [Ephraim Luntschitz], Abarbanel and Judah Low. With Song of Songs at the end. Wanting the map of the Holy Land. All edges gilt. Attractive modern binding with gilt lettering and raised bands on spine and marbled end papers. The binding material might be reconstituted leather or a fake grain embossed on real leather or some other material. It is attractive, whatever it is. 4to. ff. (2), 9; 50. With Judeo-German translation in Wayber-taytsh letters, by Yoel [Joel] Brill and David Friedlander. Numerous engraved illustrations. Text of Hagadah in square Hebrew characters with vowel points, commentaries in Rashi script. Title within typographical border. Additional engraved title. Both titles with printer¿s mark of Proops, two hands extended in priestly benediction (see Yaari, Hebrew Printers' Marks 116-120). Browned, stained in places. Yudlov 526, Yaari 370, Vinograd Amsterdam #2390. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Verdammten; Figurengruppe aus Michelangelos "Das Jüngste Gericht"; Fresko in der Sixtinischen Kapelle im Vatikan, entstanden 1537-1541.

      . Lithographie, auf Velin. Darstellungsgröße 37:24 cm, Blattgröße 66:45,5 cm. Mit der Adresse von Mansfeld et Comp. lith:. Vorzüglicher und vollrandiger Abdruck, im äußeren Rand etwas angeschmutzt.. Eichholzer war in Wien als Maler und Lithograph tätig, wo er sich mit Edward Jakob von Steinle (1810 Wien - Frankfurt am Main 1886) u. a. der nazarenischen Richtung zuwandte. Bekannt ist er vor allem wegen der Blätter, die er nach Michelangelo schuf.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF EXPEDITIONS TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI, AND THROUGH THE WESTERN PARTS OF LOUISIANA, TO THE SOURCES OF THE ARKANSAW, KANS, LA PLATTE, AND PIERRE JAUN, RIVERS.DURING THE YEARS 1805, 1806, AND 1807. AND A TOUR THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NEW SPAIN.IN THE YEAR 1807.

      Philadelphia: Published by C. & A. Conrad, & Co., 1810. - [8],105,[11],[107]-277,[5],65,[1],53,[1],87pp. plus six maps (five folding) and three folding charts. Frontispiece portrait. Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked in matching style, preserving the original spine label. Expertly repaired tears to folding tables, a few bottom corners trimmed close, light foxing. Very good. In a calf clamshell case, gilt leather label. The report of the first United States government expedition to the Southwest, and one of the most important of all American travel narratives, including an account of Pike's travels to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers, his earlier journey to explore the sources of the Mississippi River, and his visit to the Spanish settlements in New Mexico. Pike's narrative stands with those of Lewis and Clark, and Long, as the most important of early books on western exploration and as a cornerstone of Western Americana. The maps were the first to exhibit a geographic knowledge of the Southwest based on firsthand exploration and are considered "milestones in the mapping of the American West" (Wheat). "The description of Texas is excellent" - Streeter TEXAS. The Pike expedition probed at the Spanish borderlands, which Jefferson believed were ripe for collapse. Ultimately his expedition was captured by a Spanish military force and expelled from New Spain. Dewitt Clinton's copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Clinton was a U.S. Senator, thrice mayor of New York City, and served as governor of New York for eight years across two terms. He was active in the construction of the Erie Canal and other important infrastructure projects. HOWES P373, "b." WAGNER-CAMP 9:1. STREETER SALE 3125. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 297, 298, 299. GRAFF 3290. FIELD 1217. STREETER TEXAS 1047C. HILL 1357. BRADFORD 4415. RITTENHOUSE 467. SABIN 62936. JONES 743. BRAISLIN 1474.

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        Architecture hydraulique, edited by C.-L. Navier. 4 vols.

      Firmin Didot 1810-1819, Paris - Belidor, Bernard Forest de (1697?-1761). Architecture hydraulique, ou l'art de conduire, d'Èlever, et de menager les eaux pour les differents besoins de la vie. Edited by Claude-Louis Navier (1785-1836). 4 vols., 4to. Frontispiece portrait of Belidor in Vol. I, 230 engraved folding plates. Paris: F. Didot, 1810-19 (last three volumes in the set dated 1810). 289 x 211 mm. Tree sheep ca. 1819, gilt spines, rubbed, spine of Vol. III repaired. Some scattered foxing, light browning, otherwise fine. First Navier Edition, and best edition, of Belidor's Architecture hydraulique, first published in 1737-39. Belidor, a military engineer, worked under Cassini and La Hire during their survey of the meridian from Paris to the English Channel (1718), and taught mathematics at the artillery school at La FËre, where he authored several textbooks. Seeking to introduce mathematics into practical engineering, Belidor wrote La science des ingenieurs (1729) and Architecture hydraulique; it was with these two works that Belidor "entered into the science of mechanics proper with a summons to builders to base design and practice on its principles" (DSB). Both of these works served as engineering textbooks for nearly a century. In the 1810s Belidor's two works were issued in revised and expanded editions by Claude-Louis Navier, a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees, who had been recruited by the latter institution to edit the works of his great-uncle, the great French engineer Emiland Gauthey. By 1813 Navier had completed this task, and had also issued a revised and expanded edition of Belidor's La science des ingenieurs. [Navier's] taste for scholarship and his background of higher analysis at the Ecole Polytechnique and of practical engineering learned from his granduncle gave him the ideal preparation to make significant contributions to engineering science. During the period 1807-1820 he made mathematical analysis a fundamental tool of the civil engineer and codified the nascent concept of mechanical work for the science of machines. Navier's success as editor of Belidor's Science des ingenieurs and of Gauthey's works led their publisher, Firmin Didot, to invite him to prepare a revised edition of Belidor's Architecture hydraulique. Navier sought to correct the errors found in this work and to give it a mathematical sophistication that would make it useful to the graduates of the Ecole Polytechnique. One item needed particular attention--the study of machines, for which Navier sought a quantitative criterion that would facilitate the selection of the best machines and motors. Research on this topic, conducted during 1814-1818, led him to the concept of quantity of action, which Coriolis shortly afterward transformed into that of mechanical work. "In Navier's writings the march of the argument leads to the concept of work, whereas in those of J.-V. Poncelet and of Coriolis it flows from this concept. It took an embryonic form in the writings of Lazare Carnot, found its birth in those of A.-T. Petit, Poncelet, and Navier, and achieved the status of a general principle of applied mechanics in those of Coriolis. In Navier's revision of Architecture hydraulique, the engineer found this concept so defined as to give a measure of the usefulness of motors and a criterion that permitted rational design of motors and machines"(DSB). Navier's contributions to the Architecture hydraulique are confined to the first volume, which contains notes and commentary equal or surpassing the original text in length. The remaining volumes consist of reissues, with new titles dated 1810, of the edition published in 1780. The plates in all the volumes were re-engraved by Martin. Navier is best remembered to day as one of the authors of the Navier-Stokes equations for fluid dynamics, which can be used to model both non-turbulent and turbulent flow. These equations are of fundamental importance in the science of aerodynamics. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bachlandschaft mit Holzsteg, auf dem ein Angler steht, mit großen Laubbäumen an beiden Seiten des Ufers.

      . Aquarell, über schwarzer Kreide, auf festem Bütten, verso mit brauner Feder monogrammiert und mit Nummer versehen "J C. H." sowie "N. 235"; auf Albumblatt montiert. 40,2:30,5 cm.HH." Provenienz: Sammlung K.E. Hasse (1810-1902), Leipzig Lugt 860, vererbt an Tochter und Schwiegersohn, Göthingen.. Seine erste künstlerische Ausbildung erhielt der Schweizer Maler Johann Caspar Huber bei H. Wuest (1741-1821) in Zürich. 1773 hielt er sich in Basel, 1774 in Straßburg auf und war anschließend bis 1778 für J.A.B. Nothnagels (1729-1804) Tapetenfabrik in Frankfurt am Main tätig. Um sich künstlerisch weiterzubilden, besuchte er 1778 die Akademie in Düsseldorf, 1783/1784 die in Amsterdam. Anschließend hielt er sich bis 1789 in Düsseldorf auf, wo er sich verheiratete und zum Mitglied der Kunstakademie ernannt wurde. Seit 1789 war er wieder in Zürich ansässig. Nach seiner Übersiedlung nach Zürich war Huber ein geschätzter Landschaftsmaler. Zudem bemalte er für verschiedene Züricher Häuser Leinwandtapeten.

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        The Quarterly Review. February & May 1810. Vol. III [Nos. V-VI]

      London Printed. New York: Reprinted for Ezra Sargeant, 1810. First American Edition. [vi], 438 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary acid calf. Joints rubbed, label chipped. Southey on Nelson: First American Edition This early, interesting volume of the celebrated Quarterly Review is notable for the essay on Nelson by Robert Southey at pp. 218-262, reviewing four biographies. Southey wrote to Charles Danvers, 14 December 1809: "Yesterday I received a letter from Gifford requesting me to review the great life of Nelson, and offering me 20 guineas a sheet to do it .... The Life of Nelson is by Stainer Clark, whose ... laying unhallowed hands upon such a subject, I am desired not to spare." Editor William Gifford was "driven by circumstances to some omissions" as he wrote to Southey, but Murray subsequently reprinted the essay in its entirety as a separate book (1813). It is now recognized as one of the gems of English prose. Also in this volume are Southey's review of Vason's "Authentic Narrative of Four Years' Residence at Tongataboo, one of the Friendly Islands, in the South Sea", a contemporary notice of Ricardo's first separate publication, "The High Price of Bullion ...", and several contributions on travel and exploration by John Barrow. Discussing Dentrecasteaux's "Voyage à la Recherche de la Pérouse", Barrow doubts the existence of cannibals (p. 38), a conviction subsequently repeated in other articles. Barrow's review of Staunton's "Ta Tsing Leu Lee; being the Fundamental Laws, and a Selection from the Supplementary Statutes of the Penal Code of China" begins "This is an extraordniary book in every point of view ... the first book which has ever been translated immediately from the Chinese character into the English language." Elsewhere, rather disingenuosly, Barrow reviews a French translation of his "Voyage to Cochinchina". WITH several reviews by Sir Walter SCOTT: "Fatal Revenge: or the Family of Montorio: a Romance", Evans' "Old Ballads", Aikin's "Essays on Song Writing", and Evans' "Vocal Poetry" (Todd & Bowden 49A for the London edition). The reviews of Holford's "Wallace: or, the Flight of Falkirk. A Metrical Romance", pp. 63-69, and "Pursuits of Agriculture, a Satirical Poem, in Three Cantos" are also attributed to Scott. "The Lady of the Lake" is reviewed by George Ellis at pp. 492-517.

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        The Pleasures of Memory with Other Poems

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810. New edition, first with these illustrations. Numerous vignette engravings by Clennell after Stothard. [vii], 167, [1] pp. T. Bensley Printer, printed entirely on INDIA PAPER. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter contemporary morocco and marbled boards. Spine rubbed, some light foxing throughout. On India Paper One of only a few copies on India paper. Inscribed on the title-page "A Present / From the Author / to / T.J. Mathias." Thomas James Mathias (1754?-1835) was a poet and Italian scholar. Rogers writes of him in Table Talk. With an autograph letter, signed ("Saml Rogers"), from the author to Mathias, mentioning the India paper edition: "... wood-cuts, which poor Hoppner saw and admired exceedingly ... To do them justice I have printed off a few copies on India paper." Ray says of Stothard's illustrations for this work that "they are among the best wood engravings of the early nineteenth century." They were engraved by Luke Clennell, one of Bewick's most gifted students. With a note on the front pastedown that this copy was bought from Mathias' estate in Naples in 1836 by P. Faulkner.

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        The Quarterly Review. February & May 1810. Vol. III [Nos. V-VI]

      London Printed. New York: Reprinted for Ezra Sargeant, 1810. First American Edition. [vi], 438 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary acid calf. Joints rubbed, label chipped. Southey on Nelson: First American Edition This early, interesting volume of the celebrated Quarterly Review is notable for the essay on Nelson by Robert Southey at pp. 218-262, reviewing four biographies. Southey wrote to Charles Danvers, 14 December 1809: "Yesterday I received a letter from Gifford requesting me to review the great life of Nelson, and offering me 20 guineas a sheet to do it .... The Life of Nelson is by Stainer Clark, whose ? laying unhallowed hands upon such a subject, I am desired not to spare." Editor William Gifford was "driven by circumstances to some omissions" as he wrote to Southey, but Murray subsequently reprinted the essay in its entirety as a separate book (1813). It is now recognized as one of the gems of English prose.Also in this volume are Southey's review of Vason's "Authentic Narrative of Four Years' Residence at Tongataboo, one of the Friendly Islands, in the South Sea", a contemporary notice of Ricardo's first separate publication, "The High Price of Bullion ?", and several contributions on travel and exploration by John Barrow. Discussing Dentrecasteaux's "Voyage à la Recherche de la Pérouse", Barrow doubts the existence of cannibals (p. 38), a conviction subsequently repeated in other articles. Barrow's review of Staunton's "Ta Tsing Leu Lee; being the Fundamental Laws, and a Selection from the Supplementary Statutes of the Penal Code of China" begins "This is an extraordniary book in every point of view ? the first book which has ever been translated immediately from the Chinese character into the English language." Elsewhere, rather disingenuosly, Barrow reviews a French translation of his "Voyage to Cochinchina".WITH several reviews by Sir Walter SCOTT: "Fatal Revenge: or the Family of Montorio: a Romance", Evans' "Old Ballads", Aikin's "Essays on Song Writing", and Evans' "Vocal Poetry" (Todd & Bowden 49A for the London edition). The reviews of Holford's "Wallace: or, the Flight of Falkirk. A Metrical Romance", pp. 63-69, and "Pursuits of Agriculture, a Satirical Poem, in Three Cantos" are also attributed to Scott. "The Lady of the Lake" is reviewed by George Ellis at pp. 492-517.

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        "Porta Saracinesca Segni".

      . Bleistift, aquarelliert, auf festem Zeichenpapier, auf Untersatz montiert und dort rechts unten wohl signiert "Corrodi - Rom". 10,2:23 cm. Literatur: Chr. Steinhoff: Salomon Corrodi und seine Zeit 1810-1892. Ein Schweizer Künstlerleben im 19. Jahrhundert, Fehraltorf 1992, vgl. 5Z; hier zeigt der Künstler dieselbe Mauer von der entgegengesetzten Seite.. Goethe zeichnete auf seiner italienischen Reise ein ganz ähnliches Zyklopenmauerwerk. Auch L Richter (1803-1887) und C. Wagner (1804-1867) studierten bei einer gemeinsamen Wanderung am 20. September 1824 dasselbe Motiv in Palästrina, nicht weit von Olevano gelegen (vgl. Kat. 87, Gemälde Ölstudien und Zeichnungen, Nr. 41 a & b, Galerie Joseph Fach, Frankfurt am Main 2005). Bereits 1832 erreichte Corrodi über Genua und Pisa Rom, wo er sich in F.L. Catels (1778-1856) Atelier ausbildete und bald auch zu der von ihm am meisten bevorzugten Malweise, der Aquarelltechnik, fand. In Rom, wo er fast sein gesamtes Leben verbrachte, wurde er von hochgestellten Persönlichkeiten wie z.B. Zar Nikolaus protegiert und war sehr erfolgreich. Auch das englische Königshaus kaufte zahlreiche seiner Werke. Corrodis Haus in Rom war bis zu seinem Tod beliebter Treffpunkt u.a. seiner Schweizer Landsleute.

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        A Famous Newfoundland Dog

      F. Buffa & Sons, Amsterdam 1810 - Mezzotint printed in colors. Several expertly repaired tears in the left margin, repaired split at bottom platemark. Charles Hodges was born in London and was a pupil of John Raphael Smith. He worked from 1788 as a print dealer between the London and Amsterdam markets, settling permanently in Amsterdam in 1794. Henry Chalon, coincidentally, was born in London to Dutch parents - his father, Jan Chalon, was an etcher. In 1793, Chalon was given the honorary title of Animal Painter to the Dutchess of York. He specialized in horses and dogs, and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1792 until shortly before his death. Judy Egerton, The Paul Mellon Collection: British Sporting & Animal Paintings, 1655-1867 , London, 1978, page 223; Henry Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints , London, 1925, pages 85-93.

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        Code d'instruction criminelle. Edition originale et seule officielle.

      - Paris, Imprimerie impériale, 1810. In-16, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments richement dorés, pièce de titre de veau vert, tranches mouchetées, (4), 323 p. table incluse. Edition originale in-16°. Envisagé dès 1801, le Code d’instruction criminelle a été promulgué le 16 novembre 1808. Il renferme le recueil de textes juridiques organisant la procédure pénale en France. Pages 187 à 323: table alphabétique des matières avec la définition des termes utilisés. Rare. Aucun exemplaire recensé de cette édition originale in-16°: manque à la BnF, au CCFr et à Oclc. Bon exemplaire, imprimé sur Hollande, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketches in Verse

      Philadelphia: printed for C. & A. Conrad by Smith & Maxwell, 1810. First edition. Engraved endpiece. [iii-]viii, [9-]184 pp. Original boards, neatly rebacked to style using early cloth, paper label. Some soiling, pp. 75-6 with repair to void in outer blank margin, with no loss to text, some light surface soiling and occasional spotting or toning. Provenance: Konik (indistinct signature); Congressman Charles Miner with his signature on upper cover, inscription on title dated 1822; E. Worthington Conard (Westchester, Pa., inscription). First edition of a scarce work, edited by "the father of American Belles-Lettres" (T. Dwight). This is an early issue: a later issue seems to have been published in about 1819, which included an engraved additional title and two plates. More correctly, this work marks the first appearance in book form of many of the pieces, for as Joseph Dennie notes in the 'Preface', "most of the following 'Sketches' have already appeared in The Port Folio": which was arguably the first important political and literary journal in the United States which Dennie edited. Dennie "was an American author and journalist who was one of the foremost men of letters of the Federalist Era." A Federalist, Dennie is best remembered for his series of essays entitled The Lay Preacher and as the founding editor of the afore-mentioned Port Folio, a journal with classical republican values. Port Folio was the most highly regarded and successful literary publication of its time, and the first important political and literary journal in the United States. Timothy Dwight IV referred to Dennie as "the Addison of America" and "the father of American Belles-Lettres." Rose (1776-1842) is an interesting figure. He was the proprietor and first major developer of Silver Lake Township, Pa. (he owned 140,000 acres at one point); he is also credited for much of the development of Susquehanna County, Pa., and was active in attempts to help Irish immigrant families and as an abolitionist.

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        Amoroso; a Novel, in Two Volumes, Founded on fact

      London: Printed by and For T. Collins and Son (...) and Sold by Cradock and Joy,, 1810. 2 volumes bound in one, duodecimo (187 x 108 mm). Old marbled paper boards, rebacked with brown buckram. General foxing, paper flaws in lower blank margin of C4 and G2, title of volume II repaired at foot, occasional staining. A tall, uncut copy. Volume I first edition sheets with a reissued title page (?), volume II first edition. A very rare novel: no copy in British and Irish institutional libraries and only two copies recorded in OCLC (Yale and UCLA); not in Sadleir or Wolff. Garside, Raven & Schöwerling (The English Novel 1770-1829) note a first edition of volume I dated 1809, as does the database British Fiction 1800-1829. Amoroso is a melodramatic moral tale masking itself with a racy title. There is an amusing pencilled note (volume I p. 46) commenting on the destruction of the Worthington family: "Bravo! He kills them off wholesale".

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        A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the Way of China

      London: Longman, Hurst [&c.], 1810. First edition. 50 hand-colored aquatint plates on thick paper after T. and W. Daniell, each plate with one accompanying leaf of text. Folio. Contemporary half Russia and marbled boards. Front joint repaired, light wear to corners, light foxing to a few plates. "Thomas Daniell played an instrumental role in graphically documenting a wide geographical and cultural range of sites across the Indian subcontinent, travelling more extensively than any of his contemporary colonial artists, and earning him the title 'artist-adventurer'" (ODNB).Thomas Daniell, accompanied by his nephew William, left England on the China-bound Indiaman in 1785, returning to England by way of India in 1794. The journey, financed in part by the sale of oil paintings of their travels, was documented in William's journal and by the publication of Oriental Scenery in 1795-1808 and the A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the Way of China in 1810. The album opens with the Indiaman's departure from Gravesend, a stop at Madiera, and a rough turn around the Cape of Good Hope. The majority of the views depict native life in Java (including shark fishing) and nautical scenes along the Chinese coast and Canton River, with some scenes of Chinese dress and manners.

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        Fairburn's Second Edition of Magna Charta; With the Petition of Right Also the Bill of Rights, of the People of England With an Engraved Frontispiece of Sir Francis Burdett, Bart M P and his Letter to the Speaker of the House of Commons &c

      London: Published by John Fairburn, 146, Minories, 1810. Modern green wraps, the original self-stabbed wraps bound in, the title and last leaf quite darkened; with the Burdett frontispiece, here hand-colored Second edition of Fairburn's English translation of King John's Magna Charta, among the first to be made following Blackstone's scholarly edition in Latin some decades previously, complemented by the Petition of Right and the English Bill of Rights

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        Armuth, Reichthum, Schuld und Buße der Gräfin Dolores. Eine wahre Geschichte zur lehrreichen Unterhaltung armer Fräulein. Mit Melodien.,

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung (1810). - 348, 416 S. und 4 gefaltete Musikbeilagen (mit Noten), OHNE DIE GESTOCHENEN ORIGINAL-TITELBLÄTTER (Titelblätter in Nachdruck / Kopie mit eingebunden), Papier teils etwas braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, breitrandig, unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 700 8°., sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Halbleinen, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the Way of China

      London: Longman, Hurst [&c.], 1810. First edition. 50 hand-colored aquatint plates on thick paper after T. and W. Daniell, each plate with one accompanying leaf of text. Folio. Contemporary half Russia and marbled boards. Front joint repaired, light wear to corners, light foxing to a few plates. "Thomas Daniell played an instrumental role in graphically documenting a wide geographical and cultural range of sites across the Indian subcontinent, travelling more extensively than any of his contemporary colonial artists, and earning him the title 'artist-adventurer'" (ODNB). Thomas Daniell, accompanied by his nephew William, left England on the China-bound Indiaman in 1785, returning to England by way of India in 1794. The journey, financed in part by the sale of oil paintings of their travels, was documented in William's journal and by the publication of Oriental Scenery in 1795-1808 and the A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the Way of China in 1810. The album opens with the Indiaman's departure from Gravesend, a stop at Madiera, and a rough turn around the Cape of Good Hope. The majority of the views depict native life in Java (including shark fishing) and nautical scenes along the Chinese coast and Canton River, with some scenes of Chinese dress and manners.

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        Four original watercolors for Marmion, Lay of the Minstrel and Lady of the Lake

      1810. 4 watercolors on artist's board, with copies of the published engravings made from the watercolors included. Approx 9 x 7 inches. Small chip to lower right corner of one watercolor to Marmion, else fine. Matted. Four original watercolors for illustrations to the John Sharpe editions of Scott's Lay of the Minstrel, Marmion, and Lady of the Lake. Westall (1765-1836) was a successful painter and illustrator of the neo-Classical and Romantic eras, known for his portraits of Byron and other authors and his book illustrations to, among many, the works of Scott and Shakespeare.

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        The Lady of the Lake

      Edinburgh: Printed for John Ballantyne ... and Longman ... by James Ballantyne and Co, 1810. First edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Heath after Saxon. [viii], 290, cxxix, [i] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary blue straight-grained morocco, covers tooled in gilt and blind with wide outer border, spine in six compartments, a.e.g. Light wear to extremities, small scuff to spine, a very pretty copy.

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        Autograph endorsement signed ("Np") on a Document from the Ministry of War, reporting on the need of surgical supplies for the 3me Corps in Spain

      St. Cloud, 1810. On a one-page document, "Rapport présenté à sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi", signed by the "Ministre-Directeur", [Paris], 27 juin, 1810. 1 vols. Folo. Some very slight soiling, otherwise very good. Handsomely mounted and framed. Napoleon Cuts Surgical Instruments On this document requesting, among other surgical supplies for the army in Spain, "3 caisses d'instruments à - amputation", Napoleon has penned this brief order: "Envoyez seulement deux (2) caisses. "St. Cloud le 30 juin 1810".

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        Arabesques Mythologiques, ou les Attributs de Toutes les Divinites de la Fable Ouvrage fait pour servir a l'education de la Jeunesse

      Paris: Chez Charles Barrois, 1810. First Edition. Quarter Morocco, Marbled Boards. Very Good. 8vo. 22 by 13 cm. xxx, 166 pp. With 54 color plates. The plates are color stipple engravings finished by hand. The plates are of elaborate decorative iconology, much of which is tantamount to classic trophies, with interesting juxtapositions of botanical, zoological, figurative and inanimate objects. These arrangements range from just a few elements to extravagant visual cornupcopias. Each of these illustrations relates to a character out of mythology, and the text explains directly and indirectly the connection. In essence, then, the book is an updated version of the then hoary emblem book, but one that is particularly curious inasmuch as its presumed target audience was children, and such a heavy dose of decorative emblems surely was not typical fare for such readers. On the other hand, one can imagine architects and designers of the era mining the illustrations for inspiration in terra cotta relief, doree mounts and other expressions of decorative exuberance. Gumuchian 2699. Scattered soiling and light foxing. Moderate wear to the cover.

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        Simon's Essay on Irish Coins, and of the Currency of Foreign Monies in Ireland; with Mr. Snelling's Supplement: also an additional plate containing nineteen coins, never before published

      Dublin: Printed for the Editors by G.A. Procter, 1810. Second edition. Cloth. A very good copy, faintly sunned spine, spine ends rubbed, small chip at corner of title, page, contemporary corrections to two parts of the initial advertisement, scattered foxing and some offsetting on plates, small bookseller's gold and black label on lower front pastedown. 4to. Illus. with 12 b/w plates. Originally printed by S. Powell for the author in 1749. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 20113.

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        Sketches in Verse

      Philadelphia: printed for C. & A. Conrad by Smith & Maxwell, 1810 - First edition of a scarce work, edited by "the father of American Belles- Lettres" (T. Dwight). This is an early issue: a later issue seems to have been published in about 1819, which included an engraved additional title and two plates. More correctly, this work marks the first appearance in book form of many of the pieces, for as Joseph Dennie notes in the 'Preface', "most of the following 'Sketches' have already appeared in The Port Folio": which was arguably the first important political and literary journal in the United States which Dennie edited. Dennie "was an American author and journalist who was one of the foremostmen of letters of theFederalist Era." A Federalist, Dennie is best remembered for his series of essays entitled The Lay Preacher and as the founding editor of the afore-mentioned Port Folio, a journal with classical republican values.Port Folio was the most highly regarded and successful literary publication of its time, and the first important political and literary journal in the United States.Timothy Dwight IV referred to Dennie as "theAddison of America" and "the father of AmericanBelles-Lettres." Rose (1776-1842) is an interesting figure. He was the proprietor and first major developer of Silver Lake Township, Pa. (he owned 140,000 acres at one point); he is also credited for much of the development of Susquehanna County, Pa., and was active in attempts to help Irish immigrant families and as an abolitionist First edition. Engraved endpiece. [iii-]viii, [9-]184 pp. Original boards, neatly rebacked to style using early cloth, paper label. Some soiling, pp. 75-6 with repair to void in outer blank margin, with no loss to text, some light surface soiling and occasional spotting or toning. Provenance: Konik (indistinct signature); Congressman Charles Miner with his signature on upper cover, inscription on title dated 1822; E. Worthington Conard (Westchester, Pa., inscription). Shaw & Shoemker 21241 (9 copies): OCLC 504231552 (1 copy) & 771695841 (1 copy); Sabin 67377 (without engraved plates); Wegelin 1120 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Essai de physiologie végétale, ouvrage dans lequel sont expliquées toutes les parties des végétaux. (2 vols.)

      Schoell Paris 1810 - 2 Bl., L S., 1 w. Bl., 456 S.; 2 Bl., XXXVI, 460 S. Broschur, Guter Zustand/ Good, 22,5 x 16. With 54 engraved plates and one folded table. Wrappers of the time with backlabel. Covers show wear. Binding slightly loosened, paper uncutted, with very little foxing. First edition. Engravings from E. Piquenot after drawings by the author. Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 10% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 637,90 EUR.

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        Veduta di Belgirate

      1810 ca., Lago Maggiore - Belgirate 1810 - Veduta della cittadina di Belgirate prospiciente il lago. In primo piano la presenza di personaggi dediti alle loro attività giornaliere, costituisce un espediente compositivo che garantisce decoratività e vitalità all'immagine. Si tratta di una veduta di eccezionale rarità non menzionata nella bibliografia di riferimento che ne ignora l'esistenza. L'incisione fa parte della celebre serie pubblica a Milano da Bettalli nei primi anni del XIX secolo. La stampa è ridimensionata ai margini e presenta importanti restauri mm 322x445

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        The Analysis of Beauty

      1810. HOGARTH, William. The Analysis of Beauty. Written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste. And, Rules for drawing caricaturas: with An essay on comic painting by Francis Grose. [iii]-vii, [1], xxx, [3] 34-240, 24 pp. With 7 leaves of plates, of which 2 are triple-page and folding. 8vo., 203 x 130 mm, bound in contemporary English straight-grained tan calf, marbled endpapers, red speckled edges. London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, [1810]. |~||~||~||~| Third Edition of Hogarth's great Analysis of Beauty, "a remarkable book, probably the most original work of art theory composed by an artist" (Lindsay). Herein Hogarth flatly denies the validity of an academic type of art teaching, attacks copying and the cult of idealized form, and exalts nature in all her complex variety. This edition includes the plates in full-size (they were reduced in the second edition) and the complete text of the original edition. The book contains a chapter on colour in which Hogarth described a systematic palette laid out in 'scales' of 'original colours'. Among many other things this work had an important influence on mid-18th century landscape gardening( see Oxford Companion to Gardens). Lacking half-title, else, fine. PROVENANCE: Richard Strachey of Ashwick Grove with his armorial bookplate. Vinet 79. Lowndes III, 1082. See Lindsay, Hogarth: His Art and His World, pp. 167-185, and Paulson, Hogarth: His Life, His Art, and Times, pp. 153-187 and Paulson, Hogarth's Graphic Work, plates 195 & 196.

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        Arabesques Mythologiques, ou les Attributs de Toutes les Divinites de la Fable Ouvrage fait pour servir a l'education de la Jeunesse

      Chez Charles Barrois, Paris 1810 - 8vo. 22 by 13 cm. xxx, 166 pp. With 54 color plates. The plates are color stipple engravings finished by hand. The plates are of elaborate decorative iconology, much of which is tantamount to classic trophies, with interesting juxtapositions of botanical, zoological, figurative and inanimate objects. These arrangements range from just a few elements to extravagant visual cornupcopias. Each of these illustrations relates to a character out of mythology, and the text explains directly and indirectly the connection. In essence, then, the book is an updated version of the then hoary emblem book, but one that is particularly curious inasmuch as its presumed target audience was children, and such a heavy dose of decorative emblems surely was not typical fare for such readers. On the other hand, one can imagine architects and designers of the era mining the illustrations for inspiration in terra cotta relief, doree mounts and other expressions of decorative exuberance. Gumuchian 2699. Scattered soiling and light foxing. Moderate wear to the cover. Quarter Morocco, Marbled Boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible

      1810. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing The Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised by His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches. [2], 839, [1]; [2], 252, [2] pp. 12mo. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1810. WITH: The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches. Unpaginated, [578] pp. 12mo., uniformly bound in deluxe contemporary straight-grained English navy morocco, in a matching full-morocco box. London: Published for John Reeves, Esq., 1801. |~||~||~||~||~| Stereotype Edition. A handsome portable Bible and Book of Common Prayer in deluxe blue straight-grained morocco and laid into carrying case. A few pages trimmed at bottom throughout the Old Testament, also slight tears on pages 733 (OT) and 223 (NT). In the Book of Common Prayer, pages 25-44 are loose at the bottom of sewn binding. Very slight wear on both covers due to latch on case. Darlow and Moule 1529.

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        Album of Original Costume Watercolours of Religious Orders

      1810. RELIGIOUS COSTUMES - DRAWING ALBUM. Album of 34 Original Watercolour Costume Drawings of Men and Women of Religious Orders. Folio, 354 x 230 mm, bound in early nineteenth-century Italian brown morocco, decorated with intricate blind tooled ornaments and blind decorative stamps, gilt-ruled borders on covers and spine. NP: nd [Naples: ca, 1810]. |~||~||~||~||~| Early nineteenth-century suite of Italian watercolour drawings, most likely executed in Naples. The drawings are full-page (14 x 9 inches) with appropriate somber colouring, often with the figure surrounded by his/her attributes according to the religious order, i.e. a Franciscan in wandering robes; a Jesuit in learned hat, eye glasses and university robe; a nun in a hospital ward, etc. None of the watercolour drawings are signed, nor are the subjects identified. A similar album of 18 watercolour drawings of costumes of religious orders was sold at Christies London June 4, 2003 Lot 41 that had one of the drawings signed by Xavier della Gatta. Della Gatta enjoyed the patronage of Sir William Hamilton and others on the grand tour. Hamilton's cabinet at the Palazzo Sessa included drawings of costumes by Della Gatta, and, later Della Gatta, along with Francesco Progenie, became Hamilton's artists to record the eruptions of Vesuvius. Some wear to extremities of binding, a few protective tissue guards missing, else fine.

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        Destruction de l'Empire de Peru (four plates)

      Chasselat (after) Destruction de l'Empire de Peru Paris, Bulla, ca. 1810. Set of 4 original mixed-method, color-printed engraving, finished by hand at publication: Embrasement du Palais des Incas Amour des Indiens pour Las-Casas Les Femmes de Tumbes Présentent Leurs Filles à Alonzo. Ataliba fait un Sacrifice au Soliel. Sheet size 17 x 20 3/4".Set of four:

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 4 SS. 8vo.. An den Grazer Domorganisten Ludwig Carl Seydler (1810-88): "Ich will Sie bitten, lieber Herr Seydler Mir gefälligst das für mich besorgte 16linige Notenpapier gegen anderes zu 14 oder zu 12 wenn dieses schöner als das zu 14 seyn sollte, auszutauschen weil, zu dem neuen Werke das Papier zu 10 Linien meine Augen zu sehr anstrengt [ ]. Ich will Sie bitten, mir meine Lamentationes und mein Tenebra zurückzusenden, weil ich letzteres, so wie das Jerusalem convertere aus dem Lament meiner neuen Passion Woche einverleiben will [ ]". - Der Schüler Michael Haydns und Joseph Haydns, ging 1804 nach Rußland und übernahm die Kapellmeisterstelle am Deutschen Theater in St. Petersburg. 1809 wurde er in Paris Pianist bei Talleyrand, der 1815 auf dem Wiener Kongreß Neukomms Requiem zur Gedächtnisfeier Ludwigs XVI. aufführen ließ. 1816 reiste er mit dem Herzog von Luxemburg nach Rio de Janeiro, wo er sich bis 1821 aufhielt. Neukomm kehrte dann zu Talleyrand zurück, blieb bis zu dessen Tod 1839 in seinen Diensten und unternahm als Komponist, Dirigent, Organist und Pianist zahlreiche Reisen durch Europa.

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