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2019-08-24 09:41:50
C Brown Venezuela
1819. Antique old book. Please see all the photos. Shipping with DHL. Narrative of the Expedition to South America which sailed from England at the close of 1817 for the service of the Spanish Patriots including the Military and Naval transactions and ultimate fate of that expedition By C Brown Late Captain of the Venezuela Brigade of Light Artillery London 1819.
Bookseller: forestequijo [Maracaibo, VE]
2019-08-21 16:25:18
Broadside; King, John
"Dreadful Outrage" [Broadside]. [King, John (d. 1819)]. Dreadful Outrage. ?50 Reward. Suderland: May 17, 1819. 13-1/4" x 8" broadside, pasted to plain sheet. Text in single column below headline. Moderate toning, faint horizontal and vertical fold lines, a few minor chips and tears and a few tiny holes to sheet, underlining and a few brief annotations in contemporary hand. * This wanted poster was issued after the murder of James Hamilton, a watchman at Bishopswearmouth, and the theft of his watch, pistol, swordstick and greatcoat. A detailed description is given of the prime suspect, a mariner named John King. Perhaps owing to the information in this broadside, King was eventually tracked down, tried and executed. COPAC and OCLC locate 1 copy (Durham University).
Bookseller: lawbook exchange (intrepidbooks) [Clark, New Jersey, US]
2019-08-20 09:34:07
Victoria, Queen (1819-1901)
Victoria, Queen (1819-1901) - excellent signed cabinet photo - Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. An excellent vintage signed cabinet photo, 4.25 x 5.75 inch, n.p., n.d. (1887), gold bordered, depicting the Queen in semi profile, seated in a full length pose. Signed "Victoria R.I. 1887" in dark fountain pen ink in the upper left corner and dated 1887 in her hand. Bottom slightly and professional trimmed, else fine condition. COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY BY ANDREAS WIEMER HISTORICAL AUTOGRAPHS. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Andreas Wiemer Historical Autographs [Kelkheim, Germany]
2019-08-20 08:22:10
1819. Je vous laisse regarder l'annonce. Oeuvres choisies de l'abbé de Vertot Sous titre: 12 tomes, Complet Auteur : abbé de Vertot Éditeur : Chez Louis Janet, Libraire-éditeur Date : 1819 (copyright ND) Résumé du livre : Histoire des Révolutions de la république romaine (3 volumes.) Histoire des révolutions de Suède (1 volume.) Histoire des révolutions de Portugal (1 volume.) Histoire de l'ordre des chavaliers de Malte (7 volumes.) Illustration/photos : un frontispice T3 Format/Poids : 14x21 cm, 7,600 kg Couverture : Reliure d'époque demi-papier rouge. Nombres de pages : 387 422 396 430 357 520 418 462 447 367 410 431 pages. État : d'usage, bon, coins frottés, Intérieur propre avec infimes rousseurs claires A Noter !!! Règlement: Chèque personnel, Virement bancaire , Paypal, remise en main propre . Pour plusieurs articles, les frais d'expédition sont ajustés en fonction du poids et de la destination (voir tableau). Les frais de port comprennent, l'expédition, l'emballage et la main d'œuvre. J'expédie dans le monde. J'envoie mes colis dans la semaine suivant l'achat donc pas de panique. Photos contractuelles!! l'appréciation de l'état d'un objet étant propre a chaque personne, regardez bien les photos avant d'acheter. Visiter mes autres offres. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: julesdecitron [Mayenne, FR]
2019-08-18 17:31:02
KOTZEBUE, Moritz von (1789-1861).
Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode; for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. 8vo. viii, 328 pp. 5 engraved or aquatint plates (including frontispiece, pls. facing pp. 127, 189, 246, 282); lightly foxed throughout. Contemporary half gilt-stamped black morocco, marbled boards, raised bands. Early ownership signature of A. J. Lowe. Very good. First English edition, with notes added by the translator. Also published in the original German edition in the same year, entitled, Reise nach Persien mit der Russisch Kaiserlichen Gesandtschaft im Jahre 1817. It was also translated into French, and Dutch, each printed as well in 1819. / "The author of this work, son of the celebrated and unfortunate dramatist, is employed in the military service of Russia, and was attached in a mathematical capacity to the embassy lately sent by Alexander to the court of Persia. He [thereby] communicates the journal of his travels; which, however amusing, displays little of higher science that is to be expected from official investigations." The reviewer remarks further that it is unfortunate that a map of the route was not published with the account as "several towns, mountains, and streams, and mentioned, but Western maps do not record these places. - The Monthly Review, Volume 89 (1820). pp. 351-7. / Although this travel account was written by its author at 27-8 years of age, he fills his narrative with his complete journey, being part of a larger military expedition. The account is not indexed, not even broken down into chapters, but recounts his narrative consecutively, day by day, and as … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [CARLSBAD, California, US]
2019-08-18 05:33:10
KOTZEBUE, Moritz von (1789-1861).
London: Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode; for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. London:: Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode; for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819., 1819. 8vo. viii, 328 pp. 5 engraved or aquatint plates (including frontispiece, pls. facing pp. 127, 189, 246, 282); lightly foxed throughout. Contemporary half gilt-stamped black morocco, marbled boards, raised bands. Early ownership signature of A. J. Lowe. Very good. First English edition, with notes added by the translator. Also published in the original German edition in the same year, entitled, Reise nach Persien mit der Russisch Kaiserlichen Gesandtschaft im Jahre 1817. It was also translated into French, and Dutch, each printed as well in 1819. / "The author of this work, son of the celebrated and unfortunate dramatist, is employed in the military service of Russia, and was attached in a mathematical capacity to the embassy lately sent by Alexander to the court of Persia. He [thereby] communicates the journal of his travels; which, however amusing, displays little of higher science that is to be expected from official investigations." The reviewer remarks further that it is unfortunate that a map of the route was not published with the account as "several towns, mountains, and streams, and mentioned, but Western maps do not record these places. – The Monthly Review, Volume 89 (1820). pp. 351-7. / Although this travel account was written by its author at 27-8 years of age, he fills his narrative with his complete journey, being part of a larger military expedition. The account … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [US]
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2019-08-17 12:34:25
Turgenjew (Turgenew, Turgenev), Iwan (Ivan), Schriftsteller (1818-1883).
In deutscher Sprache an den Schriftstellerkollegen Karl Müller (1819-1889) wegen der Übersetzung von "Väter und Söhne": "[...] Ich habe Ihren für mich schmeichelhaften Brief bekommen. Leider kann Ich auf Ihren Vorschlag nicht eingehen, da Ich meinem Verleger in Riga das Versprechen gegeben habe, keine andere Uebersetzungen, als die seinigen zu autorisiren. Ich muss mein Wort halten; - da aber zur Zeit keine litterarische Convention zwischen Russland und Deutschland existirt - brauchen Sie eben meine Autorisation nicht. - Ich möchte Sie nur darauf aufmerksam machen, dass eben dieser Roman - 'Väter und Söhne' - schon im Feuilleton eines Stuttgarter Blatts - des 'Beobachters' - erschienen ist. Empfangen Sie, mein Herr, mit dem nochmaligen Dank für den Ausdruck Ihres Wohlwollens - zugleich die Versicherung meiner aufrichtigen Hochachtung [...]" - Der Roman war von September bis Dezember 1865 in der Stuttgarter Zeitung "Der Beobachter" - in fehlerhafter Übersetzung - veröffentlicht worden. Anfang des Jahres 1869 hatte Turgenjew Ludwig Pietsch gebeten, die Übersetzung durchzusehen und zu verbessern. In dieser revidierten Fassung erschien der Roman Mitte des Jahres als erster Band der von seinem Mitauer Verleger Erich Behre herausgegebenen deutschen Ausgabe seiner ausgewählten Werke. - Turgenjew wohnte seit 1863 in Baden Baden, wo er 1864 ein Grundstück erwarb und eine prachtvolle Villa errichten ließ, die er 1867 bezog; die heutige Adresse lautet Fremersbergstraße 47 (Privatbesitz). - Gut erhalten.
Bookseller: Eberhard Köstler Autographen & Bücher oHG [Tutzing, Germany]
2019-08-17 02:33:07
KOTZEBUE, Moritz von (1789-1861).
London: Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode; for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. London:: Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode; for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819., 1819. 8vo. viii, 328 pp. 5 engraved or aquatint plates (including frontispiece, pls. facing pp. 127, 189, 246, 282); lightly foxed throughout. Contemporary half gilt-stamped black morocco, marbled boards, raised bands. Early ownership signature of A. J. Lowe. Very good. First English edition, with notes added by the translator. Also published in the original German edition in the same year, entitled, Reise nach Persien mit der Russisch Kaiserlichen Gesandtschaft im Jahre 1817. It was also translated into French, and Dutch, each printed as well in 1819. / "The author of this work, son of the celebrated and unfortunate dramatist, is employed in the military service of Russia, and was attached in a mathematical capacity to the embassy lately sent by Alexander to the court of Persia. He [thereby] communicates the journal of his travels; which, however amusing, displays little of higher science that is to be expected from official investigations." The reviewer remarks further that it is unfortunate that a map of the route was not published with the account as "several towns, mountains, and streams, and mentioned, but Western maps do not record these places. - The Monthly Review, Volume 89 (1820). pp. 351-7. / Although this travel account was written by its author at 27-8 years of age, he fills his narrative with his complete journey, being part of a larger military expedition. The account i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA [Carlsbad, CA, U.S.A.]
2019-08-15 17:13:30
J.A.L. Richter
Leopold Voß 1819 Pappeinband 327 S. XIII, 327 Seiten, Oder über den Zusammenhang verschiedener morgenländischer Religionsbegriffe und Laute mit ähnlichen der Westländer, hauptsächlich in Beziehung auf Juden- und Christenthum und die Philosopheme der griechischen Weltweisen Versand D: 5,00 EUR
Bookseller: buchbasar-online [Germany]
2019-08-14 20:48:47
Trial; Dartmouth College Case; Farrar, Timothy
1819. First Report of the Landmark Dartmouth College Case [Trial]. [Dartmouth College Case]. Farrar, Timothy [1788-1874], Reporter. Report of the Case of the Trustees of Dartmouth College Against William H. Woodward. Argued and Determined in the Superior Court of Judicature of the State of New-Hampshire, November 1817. And on Error in the Supreme Court of the United States, February 1819. Portsmouth, N.H.: Published by John W. Forster, And West, Richardson, And Lord, Boston, [1819]. [iv], 406 pp. Octavo (9" x 5"). Later nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards. Moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, hinges cracked. Moderate toning and light foxing to text. Early owner signature and annotation to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown, two small inkstamps to title page, residue from card pocket to rear pastedown. A solid copy. * First published report. This is probably the most important American case concerning the contract right of corporations. The New Hampshire legislature passed a bill in 1816 that revoked Dartmouth College's original charter and converted the college from a private to a state institution. The college challenged the constitutionality of this act in the state Supreme Court without success, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the state's decision in a landmark opinion based on the contract clause of the Constitution. This decision represented "an assurance for all investors in American corporate enterprises that the terms upon which they had committed their capital could not b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: lawbook exchange (intrepidbooks) [Clark, New Jersey, US]
2019-08-13 17:12:52
Hoare Sir Richard Colt.
London: Published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones., 1819. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 58 x 43 cm. Collation, [4],254,[5], [4],123,[2],[4],127,[4]pp, 84,plus 53 plates, complete as listed in index. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt line to board edges, inner dentells, full gilt edges, marble endpapers. At some time both bindings have been repaired, original spines relaid, repairs to boards. Calf rubbed and scuffed in places. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, a few small repairs to page edges. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice clean well bound set. . Full Calf. Very Good Plus. Large Folio.
Bookseller: George Jeffery Books [HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom]
2019-08-12 21:55:12
BURCKHARDT John Lewis
Rare first edition. John Murray, London, 1819. In-4, frontispiece portrait of the author, xcii & 543 pages, 3 engraved maps (2 of which are folding). Modern buckram binding, a very good copy. An extremely handsome volume. From the library of Egyptologist Andrew H. Gordon. (TXR).
Bookseller: Meretseger Books [France]
2019-08-12 15:49:47
Victoria, Queen (1819-1901) + Beatrice, Princess (1857-1944)
Victoria, Queen (1819-1901) + Beatrice, Princess (1857-1944) - imperial cabinet photograph signed by both finest exist - Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom was the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. An excellent vintage signed imperial cabinet photograph, 7.0 x 10.0 inch, n.p. 1879 August 9. Cabinet photo by Arthur J. Melhuish, Portman Square. An unusual private photograph showing Queen Victoria leaning on a fur coat and smiling and whilst Princess Beatrice is also smiling holding a parasol. Signed "+ Victoria R.I. Aug: 9-1879-" and "Beatrice" in dark fountain pen ink. Minor corner wear. Some stains, else good condition. Very uncommon photograph of a smiling Queen, she rarely smiled for photographs after the death of her husband Prince Albert (1861). The Queen had stated that her youngest daughter Beatrice was the one light in her life after the death of Prince Albert. Maybe the finest signed photograph of the Queen and the Princess you can hope to find. COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY BY ANDREAS WIEMER HISTORICAL AUTOGRAPHS. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Andreas Wiemer Historical Autographs [Kelkheim, Germany]
2019-08-12 08:55:24
Leipzig: Brockhaus. Hallo ich verkaufe hier eine BROCKHAUS REAL ENCYCLOPÄDIE 10 BÄNDE KPL. 1819 FÜNFTE Original AUFLAGE .Schöner Zustand . Versand natürlich möglich! Keine Garantie da Privatverkauf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: snackfleck [Zusmarshausen, DE]
2019-08-12 08:09:03
BACON, Francis
London: F. C. and J. Rivington et al, 1819. With fold-out sheet. 'The general distribution of human knowledge', hors-texte to Volume I (with short closed tear). Calf slightly scuffed, marked, rubbed. Spines a little dry. Spotting to prelims and extrems. Early owner's name bookplate to each pastedown (Fasquel [?]). Scholarly annotations in English in pencil to margins in volume VIII. Trifle light tanning to textblock. The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. Complete in 10 volumes. 8vo. (9 x 5.5 inches). 10 volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I. With fold-out sheet. 'The general distribution of human knowledge', hors-texte to Volume I (with short closed tear), and to Volume VII, 'Partitio Universalis Doctrinae Humanae'. Full tan calf with contrasting black morocco labels gilt. Calf slightly scuffed, marked, rubbed. Spines a little dry. Spotting to prelims and extrems. Early owner's name bookplate to each pastedown (Fasquel [?]). Scholarly annotations in English in pencil to margins in volume VIII. Trifle light tanning to textblock. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set. Text in English in volumes I-VI; text in Latin in volumes VII-X. Very heavy books, over 8 kilos wrapped. Professionally packed. Former PBFA member, retired. Parcel Force 48.
Bookseller: phemerson [Bridport, GB]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-11 14:34:45
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-10 12:44:40
Le Sage, Alain Rene Translated by Tobias Smollett
London: J. Mawman, 1819. First edition thus. Full Calf. Very Good Plus. Extra-illustarted with 84 additional hand-colored plates interleaved from the 1807 edition by Tomlinson, Warner, et. al., for a total of 87 hand-colored plates. 8vo. 22 by 14 cm. Many of the extra colored plates done by Richard Phillips. Diced calf on boards, with lotus ornamented gilt band around perimeter of boards and same as turn-ins, wide raised bands on spine with gilt decoration both on bands and within compartments between. Condition: rubbing along joints, edges, corners.
Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques [U.S.A.]
2019-08-10 10:20:17
Abel, Clarke
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. Second Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, xvi, 420, [1] pages; VG; bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind border rolls, rebacked with majority of spine preserved, missing part of head of spine; some rubbing to boards, primarily corners; bookplate to front and rear pastedown; illustrated with 10 black and white lithograph plates, 7 hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps (of which 3 are folding); with errata leaf in rear; VG consignment; shelved case 9. He accompanied Lord Amherst on his mission to China in 1816-17 as the embassy's chief medical officer and naturalist, on the recommendation of Sir Joseph Banks. The mission was Britain's second unsuccessful attempt to establish diplomatic relations with China and involved travelling to the Beijing and the famous botanical gardens of Fa Tee (Huadi) near Canton (Fangcun District). While in China, Abel collected specimens and seeds of the plant that carries his name, Abelia chinensis, described by Banks' botanical secretary Robert Brown, "with friendly partiality". However a shipwreck and an attack by pirates on the way back to his home in Britain caused him to lose all of his specimens. Abel's Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, 1818,[1] gives a detailed account of the collection's misfortunes. However, he had left some specimens with Sir George Staunton at Canton, who was kind enough to return them to him; living specimens of the Chinese Abelia that we know today were introduced by Robert Fortune in 1844. Abel was the first … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Second Story Books [US]
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2019-08-09 06:44:18
1819. Condition: Bon état. SENANCOUR Libres Méditations d'un solitaire inconnu Mongie Ainé, Cerioux, 1819 - É.O. - Cartonnage d'époque in-8, 20 p. de préface, 432 p., 4 p. de catalogue Mors et coins usés, coiffes écrasées, 4 pages légèrement tachées, intérieur superbe. BON ETAT.
Bookseller: ventdunord [Dinan, Bretagne, FR]
2019-08-07 18:55:35
Vere Monro
ont> Richard Bentley: London, 1819. Ont> Richard Bentley: London Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The desirable first edition of Vere Monro's travel documents of Syria, visiting places mentioned in the Bible and noting their condition and culture in the early nineteenth century. Illustrated with a frontispiece to each volume. The first edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. This work is a fascinating study into Syria in the early nineteenth century, looking in depth at the character and culture of the country, at a time when England's interest in the Middle East was rising. In particular, the author wished to see and document the condition of the places hallowed by Spiritual writings. Documents the author's travels to the banks of the Nile, Damietta, and Jerusalem, where he visited places mentioned in the Bible as scenes of remarkable events. Though this work wasn't noted for adding any new information to the existing travel works of the time, it has been acknowledged that the author's story telling abilities make for a great adventurous work, and thus makes it an excellent addition to a travel library. Monro's writing style in this work was applauded for being lively and conversational. Written from the perspective of a Western person travelling, thus showing ideology typical to the time. Each volume with the rarely seen half-title. With a lithographic frontispiece to each volume. Reverend Vere Monro was a well travelled man, having visited Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and Ethiopia. He entered University College Oxford in 1819, and graduated with an MA in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
2019-08-07 18:31:41
John Smith
The Franklin Press, 1819. A 19th century facsimile of one of John Smith's important maps of America, taken from the 1819 Richmond edition of his The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captaine John Smith ... The small map -- 4.75" x 6" -- encompasses the territory settled by Walter Raleigh at Roanoke Island in what is now North Carolina. Based on the White / De Bry map of 1590, it is dramatically surrounded by engravings of Capt. Smith's adventure, showing his capture of the King of Pamaunkee; Smith bound to a tree to be shot to death; Powhatan commanding Smith to be "slayne" while Pokahontas "beggs his life"; and other dramatic scenes. 10.9" x 14.1". Issued folding but now flattened. Very small [1/4"] loss to the edge.
Bookseller: Black Swan Books Inc (blackswan.books) [Richmond, Virginia, US]
2019-08-07 18:31:41
John Smith
The Franklin Press. A 19th century facsimile of John Smith's 1606 map of Virginia, taken from the 1819 Richmond edition of his The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captaine John Smith ... Smith's map is an important, detailed map of colonial Virginia and the Bay, showing four rivers and naming many Native American villages, and a remarkably accurate depiction of the coastline. With inset of Powhatan's Council in the top left corner, and a substantial image of a Native American with an axe and a bow. Philip Burden, in his Mapping of North America, notes that this is the tenth state of Smith's map [p. 203]. 13 1/4" x 16 1/4". Issued folding but now flattened.
Bookseller: Black Swan Books Inc (blackswan.books) [Richmond, Virginia, US]
2019-08-07 17:43:31
Abel, Clarke
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1819. Quarto, xvi, 420, [1] pages; VG; bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind border rolls, rebacked with majority of spine preserved, missing part of head of spine; some rubbing to boards, primarily corners; bookplate to front and rear pastedown; illustrated with 10 black and white lithograph plates, 7 hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps (of which 3 are folding); with errata leaf in rear; VG consignment; shelved case 9. He accompanied Lord Amherst on his mission to China in 1816-17 as the embassy's chief medical officer and naturalist, on the recommendation of Sir Joseph Banks. The mission was Britain's second unsuccessful attempt to establish diplomatic relations with China and involved travelling to the Beijing and the famous botanical gardens of Fa Tee (Huadi) near Canton (Fangcun District). While in China, Abel collected specimens and seeds of the plant that carries his name, Abelia chinensis, described by Banks' botanical secretary Robert Brown, "with friendly partiality". However a shipwreck and an attack by pirates on the way back to his home in Britain caused him to lose all of his specimens. Abel's Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, 1818,[1] gives a detailed account of the collection's misfortunes. However, he had left some specimens with Sir George Staunton at Canton, who was kind enough to return them to him; living specimens of the Chinese Abelia that we know today were introduced by Robert Fortune in 1844. Abel was the first Western scientist to report … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA [Rockville, MD, U.S.A.]
2019-08-07 12:44:42
Dionysius Longinus; William Smith
London: Printed for F. C & J. Rivington, (etc.), 1819. London: Printed for F. C & J. Rivington, (etc.) , 1819. First edition published 1739, this 1819 edition uncommon. viii, 222 pp, 1 p. Index. Finely and sumptuously bound in early 19th c. unsigned full brown polished morocco with three gilt rules bordering elaborate gilt and leaf design both covers, then two gilt rules bordering tooled and gilt tooled panel reminiscent of a fine Persian carpet, back elaborately gilt with four raised gilt bands, black morocco label, gilt tail date, end papers and page edges marbled, side edges and turn ins ornate gilt. Near Fine, light rubs at spine ends and corners, small bumps bottom corners, presentation inscription front end page, "Miss Tilliter obtained this book, as a prize by her uniform attention to the study of Latin, during the Half-year June, 1828". End papers moderately toned, text pages quite clean and fresh. A gorgeous binding ! . Later Edition. Morocco. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books, MWABA [Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-07 11:20:46
ROSS (John)
London: John Murray, 1819. First edition, 4to (280 x 210 mm), [6], xl, 252, cxlivpp., with errata slip, folding engraved chart frontispiece (lightly offset onto title), 2 folding engraved maps, 29 aquatint plates of which 15 are hand-coloured (some folding), 3 large folding engraved meteorological registers, with an appendix of scientific observations and reports, some offsetting, cont. half calf, marbled boards, five raised bands, five compartments with triple gilt filet borders, the sixth with leather label lettered in gilt, marbled edges, a very handsome copy. "A famous, even notorious, voyage, led by Captain John Ross. As his lieutenants, Ross had aboard William Parry, James Clark Ross, and Edward Sabine, all of future fame as explorers. Ross attempted to proceed westward through Lancaster Sound, but being deceived, presumably by a mirage, he described the passage as barred by a range of mountains, which he named the Croker Mountains, despite the disbelief of his colleagues. On returning to England in November, the report was, at first, accepted as conclusive, and Ross was promoted to post rank in December, 1818. In the following year he published this volume. A controversy soon arose which called Ross's courage into question and opened a life-long quarrel between him and Sir John Barrow, Secretary of the Admiralty".—Hill. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Colonel Ernest William Greg (1862–1934) to front paste-down. Abbey Travel, 634; Hill, 1488; Lande, 1425. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB [Grantham, LINCS, United Kingdom]
2019-08-06 05:11:24
Bichat Xavier, Buisson
SARL ABRAXAS-LIBRIS, 1819. Condition: Good. Five volumes in-8 ( 14.5 x 22.5 cm), Binder spine at corners, 464, 624, 460, 472 and 496 pages, last work of Xavier Bichat, who could not finish him: Mathieu-François-Régis Bush the continued (T3 and T4) and Philibert Joseph Roux completed (T5); Ex-Libris, wear on corners, jaws, dishes and edge of dishes, some foxing inside, pretty good overall condition.
Bookseller: abraxas-libris [Paris, FR]
2019-08-05 05:55:37
ELPHINSTONE The Hon. Mountstuart.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown and J. Murray, 1819. The Second edition, with an Entirely New Map. Two volumes, 8vo. xxiv, 512pp; xxi, 495pp. With a large coloured folding map of The Kingdom of Cabul, another smaller folding coloured map, one folding uncoloured aquatint & 13 hand coloured aquatints of Afghan costumes. An exceptional copy unopened in original publisher's boards, with paper labels, one a little rubbed. 8pp of publisher's adverts & with Dublin bookseller's label (C.P. Archer) to front board. Near fine copy. [Abbey Travel 504; Yakushi E63].
Bookseller: Colin Page Books [Storrington, United Kingdom]
2019-08-02 01:31:32
IRVING, WASHINGTON
New York: Van Winkle, 1819-1820. FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS. The Sketch Book contains the first printings of the immortal tales Rip Van Winkle (in Part I) and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (in Part VII), among others. This series of tales, published in seven parts in 1819-20, brought Washington Irving instant fame and made him America s first international literary star. This set contains the uncorrected text points indicating the first printings, as noted in BAL. These classics are the earliest works of American literature that are still read for pleasure. Grolier 100 American Books 31. BAL 10106. Seven parts in one volume. Early half roan, marbled boards. Minor foxing and browning, joints and spine ends rubbed. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop [Stevenson, MD, U.S.A.]
2019-08-02 01:31:32
Washington Irving
Contemporary half calf. New York: Printed by C. S. Van Winkle, 1819. Numbers 1 and 2 of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. In one volume. First printing. In both numbers the first page is the title page. No. 1's title page has a little edge-chipping. Number I has 94 pages and contains: iv, "The Author's Account of Himself", "The Voyage", "Roscoe", "The Wife", and "Rip Van Winkle". Leaf 41/42 has a 3/4 inch by 2 inch piece of the blank margin torn away, with also a 3/4 inch by 2-1/2 inch piece of the blank top margin of leaf 93/94 torn off (which is the last leaf of "Rip Van Winkle". Number II, also 1819, has pages 97 through 169, and contains; "English Writers on America", "Rural Life in England", "The Broken Heart", and "The Art Of Book Making". The first 21 pages have some foxing with some light brown splotches, else the pages are very clean and crisp, with the other pages being free of foxing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: ZODIAK BOOKS (marcus4672) [Jerusalem, IL]
2019-08-01 13:12:31
WESTALL, Richard
London: for Rodwell and Martin, 1819. 1819 1st ed Victories of Duke of Wellington Color Illustrated NAPOLEON Waterloo'Victories of the Duke of Wellington' is an illustrated account of the military victories of Arthur Wellesley. Known as 'The Duke of Wellington', Wellesley was prominent British military leader who played an important role in the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This important book by Richard Westall includes twelve aquatint engravings of Wellesley's signature victories over the French including those from the Peninsular War. Item number: #7947Price: $1250WESTALL, RichardVictories of the Duke of Wellington: from drawingsLondon: Pr. for Rodwell and Martin, 1819.Details: · Collation: Complete with all pageso iv, 47o 12 full-page, aquatint engravings Engravings by Fielding· References: Palau 374779; Abbey 381· Language: English· Binding: Leather; tight & secure· Size: ~12.25in X 10in (31.5cm x 25.5cm)· Extremely rare with auction estimates and price comparisons at upwards of $3,000Our Guarantee:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!7947Photos available upon request.
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books [U.S.A.]
2019-07-30 22:45:00
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-07-30 22:45:00
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-07-30 22:45:00
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-07-30 22:45:00
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-07-30 22:45:00
Prideux John Selby
Edinburgh, 1819. This magnificent, elephant folio engraving is from Prideux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology". The work was published in Edinburgh between 1819 and 1834. The engraving is on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. --- Selby was a prominent naturalist that received drawing lessons from John James Audubon and was friends witht he likes of John Gould, Sir William Jardine, William Yarrell, and H. E. Strickland. He is often referred to as the British Audubon. He rendered all of the engravings with birds in their true to life size. --- Christine Jackson of Sotheby's noted besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds." --- "Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-07-30 19:55:46
John Smith
Franklin Press, Richmond, 1819. Two volume set. The First American Edition of Captain John Smith's important work on the early English settlement on this continent. Complete with 2 folding maps, the nine-panel folding plate, 2 frontispiece (scarce thus). It goes without saying that Smith was a seminal figure in the colonization of North America, His account of his travel was integral in helping to encourage others to make the transatlantic trek. Despite some notable exaggerations in his writing, his reporting of the possibilities of successful colonization of the New World was surprisingly evenhanded in comparison with his contemporaries who quite normally asserted that gold was in abundance. He was realistic about the dangers but optimistic about the possibilities as well. In contemporary tree calf, with morocco labels. Sabin 82852 [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons, Inc. ABAA, ILAB [Ft Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.]
2019-07-30 15:33:20
BANK NOTE FORGERY.
London: Sold by the Housekeeper at the Society's House in the Adelphi, 1819. First edition, 8vo (245 x 155 mm), [4], 59, [1], 57*-59*, [1], [61]-72pp., with half-title, 6 plates (one folding), marbled end-papers, half-calf by Zaehnsdorf, marbled boards, a nice copy. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, bank notes ceased to be printed from copperplate and were instead printed from steel engraved plates, but this transition was opposed by T. C. Hansard, the son of the printer to the House of Commons, Luke Hansard. In 1819 the Society of Arts decided to turn their attention to the forging of Bank of England notes and Thomas C. Hansard was one of the members of the Society who put forward a submission that centred on the proposition that the greater the diversity of skills required to produce a note, there the less likelihood there is of it being forged. The engravers would be required to provide a border of exquisite design and workmanship which would be placed around a square in the centre of the note. the report from the Society, whilst supporting Hansard's design, also strongly supported the use of fine vignettes executed by a good historical engraver. However the Bank decided to continue with their current designs, and did so for well over one hundred years. It seem that all the effort of the men from the Society of Arts, Manufacturing, and Commerce could do nothing to sway the bureaucrats, and the forgeries continued. Bridson & Wakeman B48; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 22503; Levis, p.468. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB [Grantham, LINCS, United Kingdom]
2019-07-28 06:48:49
ROUSSEAU Jean-Jacques.
Paris, Lefèvre, 1819-1820 ; 22 vol. in-8, reliures de l'époque, demi-maroquin rouge, dos lisses ornés de faux nerfs, de roulettes et de fleurons dorés, non rognés. Édition établie par Louis-Germain Petitain avec une longue préface, des notes de Rousseau et les siennes. Il indique aussi les changements opérés par Rousseau de son vivant. Les deux derniers volumes contiennent des inédits. Portrait d'après Leroux 6 vues et 12 figures d'après les dessins de Bourgeois, Desenne et Leprince. Bien complet du dernier volume qui manque souvent.- Jolie série.Quérard, VIII, 200 : « Cette édition occupe un rang distingué ».
Bookseller: Anne Lamort Livres Anciens [France, Paris]
2019-07-28 05:55:34
TISSOT Pierre-François ed.
1819-21. Six volumes. Seventy engraved plates in two states, outline and finished, each volume with a similar decorative title page. Some foxing, but otherwise very good in contemporary red morocco, elaborately gilt, inner gilt dentelles and tooling to board edges, skilfully rebacked to style. [iv], xcviii, 320pp., [iv], 484pp., [iv], 412pp., [iv], 424pp., [ii], 357pp. directions to the binder, [iv], 472pp. Paris, As well as having the plates in two states, this set is one of those ?pour nos souscripteurs seulement? which has the additional ten plates, ?.vues de nos entrées dans les capitales étrangères? In the editor's Introduction the plates are described as being based on authentic documents and therefore are ? comme des tableaux vivans de nos triomphes.? They were drawn and etched by Couché fils and finished by Bovinet. OCLC identifies twelve sets, without noting the number of plates, only two of which are in Europe - National Library of Ireland and University of Manchester - KVK locates a further set in the Sächsische Landesbibliothek. Relatively uncommon and this a very attractive set. Bookplate of the Philadelphia Club recording its presentation by Henry Seybert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
2019-07-27 11:44:17
Samuel Hahnemann
Arnoldischen Buchhandlung / gedruckt bei Chr. Wilh. Th. Schill, 1819. Half Leather. Second Edition. The second edition of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann's Organon of the Healing Art, the first systematic treatise on homeopathy, first published in 1810. In an effort to push back against the harmful methods of medicine of the day, such as bloodletting, purging, and harmful chemical mixtures, Hahnemann pursued the theory that 'Like Cures Like,' which was marginally better than the actively harmful medical practices of the time. Portrait frontispiece. Foxing to the frontispiece and opposite pages. Closed tears to the bottom edge of pp. 11/12, 367/368. Few contemporary German marginalia in pencil and red pencil. Small loss to the top corner of the front flyleaf; contemporary nameplate pasted onto the verso of the front endpaper; bookplate on the front pastedown. Significant surface loss to the paper covered boards and leather binding, with wear to the joints and all edges of the boards. Half leather over marbled paper boards. All edges red. 574 pp. Fair binding.
Bookseller: Black Swan Books Inc (blackswan.books) [Richmond, Virginia, US]
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