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        Geografia universale o descrizione di tutte le parti del mondo trattata su d'un nuovo piano e giusta le gran divisioni naturali del globo [..]. tomo primo [-ottavo]. milano, dalla tipografia sonzogno e compagni, 1815-1830.

      8 volumi in-8° (cm. 20,3), eleganti legature coeve in p. pelle verde con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi, tagli a spruzzo rossi; carte in ottimo stato (sporadiche fioriture), 4 tavole illustrative ripiegate f.t. al v. II. Prima traduzione italiana dei notissimi -i-Précis de géographie universelle-/i-, parzialmente postumi (Paris 1810-1829). Per l'attenzione riservata ai fatti storico-culturali anticipò le idee di K. Ritter. "Il traduttore ci assicura di avere in alcuni luoghi emendato l'originale, e ce ne offre le prove" [-i-Biblioteca Italiana-/i- L, 269]. Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        A Catalogue of the Valuable Library of James Edwards, Esq

      Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. [London]: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co.. 1815. First. First edition. Octavo. [4], 47pp. Early paper wrappers. Lacks the three folding plates, very good. Left margins ruled and priced throughout, and right margins with buyers' names throughout in a contemporary hand. Fore-edge trimmed, shaving off the end of a few of the longer names, but not affecting their legibility. A scarce auction catalogue of the famous 1815 sale of James Edward's choice collection of 830 items: "containing a splendid assemblage of early printed books, chiefly upon vellum; highly curious and important manuscripts, many of them executed for sovereign princes; magnificent books of prints, and various important articles in every department of literature and science..." DNB 538; BM English Book Sales 135. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'espagne et le portugal, ou moeurs, usages et costumes des habitans de ces royames. precede' d'un precis historique. paris, nepveu, 1815.

      Sei volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. xix (1) 218; (4) 215 (1); (4) 219 (1); (4) 217 (1); (4) 253 (1); (4) 231 (1). Con 54 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate, di cui 2 a doppia pagina. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Esemplare con qualche brunitura e fioriture sparse ad alcune sezioni di carte, peraltro genuino, marginoso, ben legato ed in buono stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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      P. Didot l'Aine Paris: P. Didot l'Ain?1815. Striking Inlaid and Painted Morocco by a Czech Binder,Probably Executed in Chile 445 x 286 mm (17 1/2 x 11 1/4"). vii, [i], 50, [4] pp. VERY DRAMATIC 19TH CENTURY DEEP PURPLE MOROCCO, ELABORATELY DECORATED IN GILT AND BLIND AS WELL AS INLAID AND PAINTED, BY F. HROMADA (stamp-signed at foot of front board), upper cover with thick- and thin-ruled gilt and black borders enclosing an elegant frame with shell-like cornerpieces formed by gilt and inlays painted green and white, the frame enclosing a large central title cartouche supported by two lovely gilded mermaids emerging from a foamy spray; lower cover with intricate inlaid strapwork in black extending the length of the cover, floral gilt cornerpieces, inlaid red and green morocco ornaments (at the middle of each side), and azured gilt decoration at various locations; raised bands, spine gilt in thick- and thin-ruled compartments, multiple-ruled gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, leather hinges. With extra engraved title and 109 ENGRAVED ARCHITECTURAL PLATES. Front free endpaper with library stamp of Geneva architect Albert Bourrit. Avery, p. 404; Graesse II, 550. For the binding: T. Holley & I. Espinosa, "Encuadernaciones Artististicas Hechas en Chile durante el Siglo 19," Santiago de Chile: I. Espinosa, 1986. Corners a bit bumped, joints and extremities a little rubbed (tiny crack at very top and bottom of front joint), isolated faint foxing or mild thumbing, otherwise A FINE COPY, the text uncharacteristically fresh and bright, the margins remarkably ample, and the memorable binding without any serious condition problems. This is an attractively illustrated work on the architecture of Tuscany--particularly Florence--in an unusually animated and imaginative binding by a Czech-Chilean artisan. French architects Auguste Henri Victor Grandjean de Montigny (1776-1850) and Auguste-Pierre-Sainte-Marie Famin (1776-1859) received the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1799 and 1801, respectively, and were thus enabled to spend four years each in Rome studying classical and Renaissance architecture. They were particularly captivated by the buildings of Tuscany, and considered Florence to be second only to Rome in its importance to Italian architecture: 85 of the plates here are devoted to Florentine buildings, and the others depict the architecture of Siena, Arezzo, Pistoia, Livorno, and Pisa. The illustrations are line drawings that include diagrams, facades, architectural detail, and appealing views demonstrating deep perspective (and 18 of the plates are elaborate and handsome title pages for the various chapters). The book's initial publication in 1806 stimulated interest in Italian Renaissance architecture, and it was reprinted in 1837, 1846, 1874, and 1923. After the fall of Napoleon I, Grandjean emigrated to Brazil, where he introduced Neoclassical structures and had a considerable and lasting influence on the architecture of that country. South America was also home to our binder, Francisco (Frantisek) Hromada, a Czech who was active as a gilder in Valparaiso, Chile, from about 1858 onwards. According to Holley and Espinosa, Hromada was, with Adolfo Boehme and Enrique Ahrens, one of the most distinguished Chilean binders of his day. While our large-format binding may (or may not) have been produced in Chile, it is very much in the European style, with strong Romantic elements (even if it was produced closer to 1850 than 1800). Whenever it was done, it is bursting with energy at the same time that it is elegant and carefully executed.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Bacchi tempel öpnadt vid en hieltes död.

      Stockholm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1815. Grav. titelblad,+ (8),+ 127 s. Nio inklistrade grav. vignetter i texten. Lagerfläckig. Sammanbunden med: Musiken till Bacchi tempel. St. Petersburg och Åbo, 1815. Grav. titelblad,+ 1-21 grav. s. med noter. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett. Från Harald Wiens bibliotek på Löberöd, med dess exlibris samt med G. Londicers namnteckning. Andra upplagan av Bacchi tempel, den första publicerades 1783. Vinjetterna är graverade av J. F. Martin. Denna andra upplaga innehåller första publiceringen av Bellmans ej fullbordade levernesbeskrivning

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        BABBAGE (Charles) An Essay towards the Calculus of Functions, pp. 389-423. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 105,

      * "Babbage believed that his new scheme would serve as a generalized calculus to include all problems capable of analytical formulation, and it is possible to see here a hint of the inspiration for his concept of the Analytical Engine. While the work on the engines and his other scientific, social and political activities caused him virtually to abandon mathematical research at the age of thirty, the calculus of functions was the area he often yearned to continue. In fact the calculus of functions was not taken up by other workers, and it is the aspect of Babbage's mathematical work that modern mathematicians find the most fascinating" (Dubbey, The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage). * Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 105, Parts I and II (complete), bound in one volume for 1815, comprising, vi, 26, 454, (8)pp large quarto, with 16 engraved plates (some folding), morocco backed library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, occasional inked library stamp, some occasional marginal light browning, a good copy, London, Bulmer, sold by Nicol, printers to the Royal Society,1815. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: ROGET (Peter M.) Description of a New Instrument for Performing Mechanically the Involution and Evolution of Numbers, p.9-28; BREWSTER (David) Experiments on the Depolarisation of Light as Exhibited by Various Mineral, Animal, and Vegetable Bodies, with a Reference of the Phenomena to the General Principles of Polarisation, p.29-53; WITH: On the Effects of Simple Pressure in Producing That Species of Crystallization Which Forms Two Oppositely Polarised Images, and Exhibits the Complementary Colours by Polarised Light, pp.60-64; WITH: On the Laws Which Regulate the Polarisation of Light by Reflexion from Transparent Bodies, pp.125-159; WITH: On the Multiplication of Images, and the Colours Which Accompany Them in Some Specimens of Calcareous Spar, pp.270-292; WILSON PHILIP (A. P.) Experiments Made with a View to Ascertain the Principle on Which the Action of the Heart Depends, and the Relation Which Subsists between That Organ and the Nervous System, pp.65-90; DAVY (Humphry) Some Experiments and Observations on the Colours Used in Painting by the Ancients, pp.97-124; WITH: Some Experiments on a Solid Compound of Iodine and Oxygene, and on Its Chemical Agencies, pp.203-213; WITH: On the Action of Acids on the Salts Usually Called Hyperoxymuriates, and on the Gases Produced from Them, pp.214-219; HERSCHEL (William) A Series of Observations of the Satellites of the Georgian Planet, Including a Passage through the Node of Their Orbits; With an Introductory Account of the Telescopic Apparatus That Has Been Used on This Occasion; and a Final Exposition of Some Calculated Particulars Deduced from the Observations, pp.293-362.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        A Collection of Decorated Letters & Numerals with Calligraphic Alphabets and Numerals

      not indicated [not indicated: not indicated]. [circa 1815]. Seventeen oblong etched and engraved plates. Sheet size: 16 x 39 cm. Image size to the plate marks: 13 x 32 cm. (Sizes vary between 1 and 2 cm.) Printed in black on thick sheets of wove paper. Near fine with light soiling to the edges. A very rare collection of elaborately decorated letters and numerals, designed and engraved by Gius Lanzani, "Incisore Calligrafo," in collaboration with a team of other Italian artists and engravers.The collection consists of three sets. Each decorated letter and numeral features an elaborate allegorical design. Obvious examples include: Adam & Eve, the Three Fates, the The Seven Deadly Sins (for numerals 2, 3, and 7); and a Gallows, a Lion, and the Devil (for the letters G, L, and D). Most, however, are not easy to decipher. Contemporary situations and events are also depicted, both humorous and allegorical, such as Waterloo for W. Thus we know that the plates were made sometime after 1815. Stunning calligraphy, beautifully designed, engraved, and printed. Very scarce. OCLC locates no copies. A list with more detailed descriptions of each set is available. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos, by Dr. Syntax

      T. Tegg London: T. Tegg, 1815. Hardcover. Very Good+. Full calf, ornate border gilt-stamped on boards, and replicated on expertly rebacked spine, with gilt-stamped lettering in leather label, ornately blindstamped compartments, 5 raised bands. Complete with color engraved title-p. and 29 plates. Dark scuff mark at fore-edge of rear board (nearly 2 inches long), with a similar mark (much smaller) at front joint; some light rubbing along edges of boards. A nice, internally clean copy.

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