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        "Biblia, das ist, die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments "

      Lancaster (Penn.): Gedruckt und im Verlage bey Johann Bär. 1819. "Large folio, pp. [10], 100, 12, [4], 738 (O.T.), 26 (Apocrypha), [4], 227 (N.T.], [1], 92 (register of names); one of the blank leaves preceeding the N.T. with a fraktur-style ""Familien Register"" (with 12 names and particulars of the Wenger family); 2 copper-engraved frontispieces; contermporary unadorned full calf over wooden boards, clasps perished, front board loose, back board nearly so; text mildly toned and dampstained. On the front pastedown is the large printed binder's ticket of ""Henrich Miller, buchbinder, in der Ost-Dranien Strasse, gegeneuber der Lancaster."" Above this in a contemporary hand in ink is ""Price $10."" Among the preliminaries is a 5-page subscriber list in quadruple column, listing names from 4 sates; American Imprints 47206; Arndt & Eck 2363"

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        Voyage en Perse, a la suite de l'Ambassade Russe, en 1817 . Traduit de l'Allemand par M. Breton.

      Paris, A. Nepveu, 1819. - 8vo. II, 286 pp. Half title. 4 engraved plates, printed in sepia and hand coloured, each plate depicting 2 images. Contemporary calf-backed pink paper covered boards, flat spine divided by gilt roll tools in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. First edition in French of a journal of travels in Persia, illustrated with hand coloured plates. In 1817, Moritz Kotzebue, the brother of explorer Otto van Kotzebue, "as a young lieutenant in Russian service, he travelled to Persia in the cortege of a Russian embassy sent to the encampment of Fatha-al-Shah at Soltaniyeh. He kept an informative journal of this embassy, which was afterwards published by his father in Weimar" (Howgego). French, English, Dutch and other editions followed; the present French edition is prized for its hand colored plates, not found in other editions. Provenance: Baron du Puget (period ink stamp on title). Howgego K19. Abbey, Travel 390 (English edition with uncolored aquatints). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Poisson plat énorme vu en mer le 23 Février 1819 après de l'île de l'Amirauté

      on board the Uranie: 23 February, 1819. Ink sketch on sheet of laid paper with watermark, 148 x 220 mm.; roughly torn at all four corners where apparently mounted on wax at some time, but very good. Pacific ocean fish depicted by the Uranie's artist. Charming ink sketch of an "enormous flat fish" seen on board the Uranie during the Freycinet expedition on 23 February 1819, near the Admiralty Islands, by the voyage artist Jacques Arago.Arago (1790-1855) was the official artist on Freycinet's voyage, and is known for the witty and caustic account he later wrote as much as for his fine sketches. Arago was the third of four brothers who excelled in diverse professions, the most notable being his eldest brother François, the scientist and politician. Arago's undoubted artistic ability attracted the attention of the naval authorities who chose him for the demanding role of draughtsman for the Freycinet expedition. By all accounts a charming, gregarious and eccentric man, these attributes stood him in good stead during the voyage, and are reflected in the sketches he made.Such a drawing gives an unusual glimpse of the role of the artist on board, who was not only expected to make the grand views and scenes familiar from the voyage accounts, but also to make sure that everything notable about the natural history of the voyage was recorded. This ray was very spectacular, "at least eight feet in length", the note comments. There was evidently some conjecture about its species: in pencil a second person has written, 'is this not a Céphaloptère Giorna?' ("n'est ce pas le Céphaloptère Giorna?"). The "Giorna Ray" was named by Lacépède for Giorna, a professor at the University of Turin. Interestingly, in Cuvier's Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles (1817) the longest of the species was recorded as six feet; it is quite likely that the published parts of Cuvier's work, a benchmark of natural history, were carried on board the Uranie.Neither Arago's own Narrative of a Voyage round the World nor the narrative of the Freycinet account records the event; Arago merely noted that on the 23rd he was terribly seasick, and did not recover until they saw Rota, where he 'contrived, though with difficulty, to make a few sketches' (p. 271).

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        Lectures on Physiology, Zoology and the Natural History of Man, delivered at the Royal College of Surgeons

      London: J. Callow, 1819. Octavo, with five portrait plates and seven folding craniology engravings; a good copy from the library of the Birmingham Medical Institute; later nineteenth century red cloth showing some wear to extremities. Thinking without a soul. First edition of a controversial thesis on the anatomy and physiology of the human species, disseminating the five-fold racial schemata propounded by German scientist Johann Blumenbach throughout the English speaking world.Lectures on Physiology is the work of the celebrated English surgeon William Lawrence, best remembered for his pioneering work in the emerging science of ophthalmology. Lawrence openly acknowledges the great influence Blumenbach has exerted upon his studies: 'the principal subject of the following pages has received its most numerous and successful illustrations from your sagacity, industry, and learning... I think it a mere act of justice to dedicate this work to you.'Some sections of the book, especially those treating human variation and craniology, are lifted directly from Blumenbach. Furthermore, Lawrence adheres to the fivefold division of the human species expounded by Blumenbach (namely Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American and Malay). Lectures on Physiology reproduces the five portraits included in Blumenbach's opus to illustrate the five races of man, of which the Tahitian prince Omai is an example of the Malay type (the plate is taken from the famous portrait of Omai by Sir Joshua Reynolds).The book caused consternation amongst theologians and the establishment by insisting that all mental thought was purely a result of activity in the brain. By so doing, Lawrence denied the existence of an immaterial immortal soul occurring independently of the body - an assertion uncomfortably close to atheism. Even Lawrence's mentor, the affable surgeon John Abernethy, asserted he had gone too far. Lawrence was forced to withdraw the book or face professional censure, with the possibility of losing his surgical posting at Bethlehem and Bridewell hospitals. Nonetheless, its intrinsic utility motivated ten subsequent printings, including a pirate edition (Lawrence could not copyright his work as it contravened the scripture).Throughout this book the anatomical and behavioural similarities between humans and primates are examined in some detail. The conclusions tend towards variation rather than evolution through time; as such 'Lawrence's perceptive observations on inheritance do not make him a legitimate precursor of Darwin and Wallace' (DNB).

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        Ordered by the House of Commons, to be printed, 5 April and 6 May 1819

      London: No printer,, 1819. Folio (327 × 195 mm), pp. [iv], 355. Recent blue boards, printed paper spine label to spine, sprinkled edges. Bookplate of F. Faithfull Begg to front pastedown. A very good copy. First edition of the House of Commons reports on the resumption of cash payments, comprising the first and second reports along with minutes of evidence, and appendices. "The Suspension of Cash Payments by the Bank of England, which had been effected by the Order in Council of 26 February 1797, and confirmed by the Bank Restriction Act of the same year (37 Geo. III c.45), was continued by an Act of 1803 (44 Geo. III c.1), 'until Six Months after the Ratification of a Definitive Treaty of Peace'. After the Peace of Paris however the Resumption of Cash Payments was postponed by successive Acts, the latest of which, in 1818, had fixed the date for Resumption as 5 July 1819. Early in the Session of 1819 the Chancellor of the Exchequer intimated in the House of Commons that he would bring forward a measure for continuing the Restriction Act for a short period; but, soon after, he announced that in consequence of a communication from the Directors of the Bank (who preferred to 'submit to the Consequences of a Parliamentary Inquiry' rather than consent to a temporary and inadequate measure) he proposed to move for a Committee of inquiry. On 2 February 1819, on the motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, it was agreed that a Committee of Secrecy consisting of twenty-one members should be appointed 'to consider of the State of the Bank of England, with reference to the Expediency of the Resumption of Cash Payments at the period fixed by law, and into such other matters as are connected therewith; and to report to the House such information relative thereto, as may be disclosed without injury to the Public interests, with their observations'. On 3 February the members were chosen by ballot … On 4 February the Lords appointed a Secret Committee, with the same terms of reference as the Commons … The Commons' Committee took evidence from twenty-four witnesses between 11 February and 1 May: the Lords' from twenty-five witnesses between 8 February and 30 April. Sixteen of them, including Ricardo, were heard by both Committees" (Sraffa, The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo V, 350?-351). Ricardo's evidence to the Commons, given on 4 and 19 March, is contained on pp. 133?-142 and 227?-232 of the volume offered here.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Frankfurt/Main, Februar 1819. - 2 SS. 8vo. Umfangreiches Widmungsblatt für den großen Komponisten und Violinisten Louis Spohr (1784-1859), seit Ende 1817 Kapellmeister am Theater in Frankfurt am Main. Der Schweizer Komponist Schnyder war ebenfalls 1817 nach Frankfurt gezogen, wo er bis zu seinem Tod wirken sollte. Überschrieben: "Herrn Kapellmeister Louis Spohr zur freundlichen Erinnerung von seinem Freunde Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee". Das kleine Manuskript enthält vier Kanones, "No. I Canon" (17 Takte für 2 Simmen); "No. II Zirbel-Canon" (22 Takte für 3 Stimmen); "No. III Canon" (24 Takte für 5 Stimmen) und "No. IV Doppel-Canon" (10 Takte für 4 Stimmen mit unterlegtem Text: "Heiter ist die Kunst"); außerdem ein zweistimmiger Kanon mit kreisförmig angeordneten, konzentrischen Notensystemen. - Minimale Randläsuren; mittige Querfaltung geschwächt bzw. eingerissen (alt mit Japanpapier verstärkt). Dekoratives Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Tour Through Sicily, in the Year 1815

      Published by Sherwood, Neely and Jones, London 1819 - , x, 289 pages, complete with folding frontispiece map of Sicily & 18 Plates (2 folding), frontispiece with border and route of author hand coloured, collated First Edition , rebound and with new endpapers, small previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, foxing to plates and at some page margins, text complete, book in good++ condition , modern quarter green cloth, marbled paper covered boards, printed paper title label on spine Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION TO ALGIERS IN THE YEAR 1816, Under the Command of the Right Hon. Admiral Lord Viscount Exmouth.

      London ;- John Murray 1819 - First Edition. 'Published by Permission.' Complete with Portrait, Plan of Algiers and two folding plates (1 coloured) (cxlii) + 230pps. A Most attractive example, uncut in original paper-boards (worn/chipped at extremities) Ownership inscription of Countess of Powis to front endpaper & signature to endpaper and front board. A Most desirable copy of this Scarce work! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Institut Royal der France

      Influence des sciences sur l'humanité des peuples. Discours prononcé dans la séance publique des quatre Académies, le 24 Avril 1819.Charles Dupin (1784-1873), essentially a distinguished mathematician, was for many years professor of mechanics in the Consevatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris. In 1813 he published an important work on Développements de Géométrie, in which is introduced the conception of conjugate tangents of a point of a surface, and of the indicatrix. It contains also the theorem known as "Dupin's theorem". [See, e.g. Cajori, History of Mathematics, p.288]. In that same year, Dupin was elected to the Institut de France, and was also elected to the Académie des Sciences in 1818. He was appointed professor at the Conservatoire in 1819, almost certainly just after he had delivered the present paper. He suggests that it was but a part of a much larger work.8vo., 29 + (3)pp., complete with the half-title and final blank, early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and labelled, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith on front pastedown. A fine presentation copy inscribed and signed in ink on the half-title "From the author Ch Dupin"., 1819. First separate edition: apparently rare. OCLC locates other copies only at the Un. of Montreal + N.L. Sweden + Un. of Leiden.. Influence des sciences sur l'humanité des peuples. Discours prononcé dans la séance publique des quatre Académies, le 24 Avril 1819. Charles Dupin (1784-1873), essentially a distinguished mathematician, was for many years professor of mechanics in the Consevatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris. In 1813 he published an important work on Développements de Géométrie, in which is introduced the conception of conjugate tangents of a point of a surface, and of the indicatrix. It contains also the theorem known as "Dupin's theorem". [See, e.g. Cajori, History of Mathematics, p.288]. In that same year, Dupin was elected to the Institut de France, and was also elected to the Académie des Sciences in 1818. He was appointed professor at the Conservatoire in 1819, almost certainly just after he had delivered the present paper. He suggests that it was but a part of a much larger work. 8vo., 29 + (3)pp., complete with the half-title and final blank, early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and labelled, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith on front pastedown. A fine presentation copy inscribed and signed in ink on the half-title "From the author Ch Dupin".

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        Oeuvres . avec un commentaire, un discours préliminaire, et une vie de Molière par M. [Simon-Louis] Auger

      Th. Desoer 1819-25, Paris - 9 volumes, 8vo, 14 engraved plates, folding genealogical table; original red paper-covered boards, brown morocco spine labels; extremities slightly rubbed and chipped, some foxing, but in all a good, sound set. Bookplates and 1849 ownership signature of Edgar S. Van Winkle, the New York City lawyer (1810-1882).Simon-Louis Auger (1772-1859), both "obnoxious" and "ubiquitous," remains one of Molière's best editors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stilleben mit Birnen und Mispeln.

      1819 1819 - Öl, auf festem braunem Papier, verso signiert und datiert „M. Wentzel ad. natur. Wien 1819.". 25:34,6 cm. Das in einem delikaten Kolorit und einer fein ausgewogenen Lichtführung gestaltete Stilleben entstand während Wentzels Aufenthalt in Wien, der durch die Datierung auf der Rückseite des Bildes sicher für 1819 angenommen werden darf. Wentzel begann seine Ausbildung an der Akademie in Dresden in der Zeichenklasse von C. Toscani (1742-1815). Darüber hinaus wurde er von der Blumen- und Früchtemalerin C. Fried. Friedrich (1749-1815) und dem Historienmaler F. Hartmann (1774-1842) unterrichtet. Studienreisen unternahm er 1819 nach Wien und 1823 nach München. 1825 zog er nach Leipzig. Die Jahre 1828-1829 verbrachte er in Italien, insbesondere in Rom, Neapel und auf Sizilien. 1831 kehrte er nach Dresden zurück, wo er 1834-1864 Zeichenlehrer an der Technischen Bildungsanstalt war, 1863 wurde er zum Professor ernannt. Wentzels Hauptthemengebiete waren Blumen- und Früchtestilleben sowie Tierbilder. Durch seine Italienreise wurde er ebenso zur Landschaftsmalerei angeregt. Daneben war er auch als Bildhauer tätig.

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        Trattato di chimica elementare teorica e pratica

      Stamperia Guglielmo Piatti - Firenze 1819 - Tradotto da Carlo Calamandrei, , anno 1818/1819, opera in 8 volumi rilegati in 5 tomi, 239+234+266+276+339+202+482+54pp (2092pp totali), alcune tabelle nei vari volumi, 2 tavole ripiegate nel IV volume, e 33 tavole nell'ulimo volume, copertine rigide mezza pelle con decori e titoli impressi in oro al dorso, cm 19,5x14,5, alcune fioriture e ordinari segni del tempo ma tutti in complessive ottime condizioni A richiesta verranno inviate ulteriori foto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beobachtungen auf naturhistorischen Reisen. Anatomisch-physiologische Untersuchungen über Corallen; nebst einem Anhange, Bemerkungen über den Bernstein enthaltend.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1819.. Mit 73 (einigen mehrtlg., 13 colorierten) Illustr. auf 8 Kupfertafeln u. 12 (9 doppels., 1 gefalteten) Tabellen. 1 Titelbl., VI, 128 S. u. 2 Bl. Kl. 4°. Neuer HLnbd. Goldgepr. Rückentitel. Unbeschnitten. Etwas fleckig u. angerändert, 2 Blatt mit kleinem Riß, Tabellen u. Kupfer tls. in falscher Reihenfolge, am Ende des Bandes kopfstehend eingebunden.. Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!

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        Don Juan [Cantos I & II]

      London: Thomas Davison, 1819. First edition, one of 1500 copies. iv, 227pp. 1 vols. 4to. Unopened in original blue-grey paper boards. Recased with new paper spine, small circular ink stain to title-page, foxing throughout. The first edition of the first two cantos of Byron's epic satire, which eventually stretched to 16 cantos over 6 volumes. This quarto edition precedes the octavo edition of the same year.

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        Manuscript Archive - Four Trial Cases on Fraudulent Bank & Embezzlement

      Indiana 1819 - Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana Territory, 1819. Archive of four (4) original trial case documents relating to two merchants, presumably brothers, who are suing a man for failure to repay a monetary loan. Four single leafs of varying sizes, each with text recto and verso. Very good, original condition. A fascinating trial warranting further investigation. These documents record a lawsuit initiated by a lender against a client for failure to repay a loan of $1537.50. Together with court annals and historical events, it would appear that the banking institution chosen to receive and hold the borrower's payments may have embezzled or misappropriated the funds. George A. Madeira and Jacob Madeira were merchants and partners in the trading firm G.A. & J. Madeira, through which they issued cash loans. In this case, funds were to be deposited by a borrower into an account at the Farmers & Mechanics Bank of Indiana, which had recently been placed under the control of Vincennes, then the State Bank of Indiana, the latter of which shortly after this trial was officially renounced as a result of rampant extortion and embezzlement. Annotations to the document of court proceedings indicate that the defendant persevered in his protest against the charges, although history suggests that he, too, may have been involved in unscrupulous transactions with a proven swindler. [Indiana's Clark County records show that General Joseph Bartholomew (1766-1840) issued a deed on 27 April 1830, upon the death of Andrew P. Hay, against his chattels and tenements to discharge $1443.44 of a combined debt of $2260.14 previously claimed against he and William Booen on 18 January 1819. In that trial, Dr. Andrew P. Hay had been charged with misuse of money he collected as U.S. Land Office seller of lands in the Public Domain. The nature of William Booen's involvement in the crime is unknown.] Plaintiff: G.A. & J. Madeira (c/o partners George A. Madeira, Jacob Madeira) Defendant: William Booen Documents are as follows: • Original manuscript promissory note made 11 February 1819, signed by the borrower William Booen, and two parties representing the firm, William Duerson and Samuel C. Tate. "One hundred and fifty days after date, I promise to pay to the order of Wm. Duerson, Fifteen Hundred & Thirty Seven dollars & fifty cents. payable at the Farmers & Mechanics Bank of Indiana at Madison Value Rec'd. [Signed William Booen]" [Samuel C. Tate, born in 1784, was a founding member of the Masonic Grand Lodge for the State of Indiana, which was established one year earlier on January 13, 1818. At the time of this document he was Past Master. Tate died in 1825 in Clark, Indiana. William Booen was a member of the Masonic Blazing Star Lodge No.3. William Duerson was listed as a 'Principal Merchant' in the Indiana Annual Register.] • Notarized confession signed by the borrower 5 months later and only a few days after the term of the loan had expired confirming that his debt has not yet been paid. An official printed State document completed in manuscript, signed in the original by notary and mason John Meek (Past master of the Union Lodge), signed at Madision 14 July 1819, and featuring a wax seal. . "at the request of the Controller of the Farmers & Mechanics Bank of Indiana at Madision at whose offices is made payable the original promissary note. the time of payment and days of grace having duly expired." • Manuscript bail bond in which $500 is secured by W. H. Harrison. This document is also signed by Isaac Shelby, recorder and court clerk in Clark County. [Not above the law, as he may have hoped, Shelby had been charged with manstealing only two years prior in 1817. His brother Evan was first a Clark County Clerk, and then a County Judge between 1811-1813.] • Manuscript transcript of the first court proceeding, held in the Term of August 1819 at the Clarke Circuit Court, outlining the particulars of the case, and clearly indicating that Booen was protesting the char

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        Oeuvres

      De l'Imprimerie et de la Fonderie de Pierre Didot, l'Aîné, et Jules Didot Fils, Paris 1819 - Quatre volumes in-8 (207 x 134 mm), demi-maroquin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs orné, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque). "Collection des Meilleurs ouvrages de la langue françoise dédiée aux amateurs de l'art typographique", sur papier fin. Bel exemplaire. (quelques menus défauts, quelques rousseurs). // Four quarto volumes (207 x 134 mm), red half-morocco, spine tooled raised on four bands, marbled edges (contemporary binding). "Collection des Meilleurs ouvrages de la langue françoise dédiée aux amateurs de l'art typographique". Printed on thin paper. Nice copy. (some minor rubbings, some spots).

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        Bauern bei der Landarbeit, rechts ein Hund.

      . Pinsel in Grau, grau laviert, über Kohle, um 1819, auf bräunlichem Bütten, verso signiert und bezeichnet "Klengel f. Dresden." und von fremder Hand datiert "(1790)". 21,7:27,7 cm. Verso: Skizze einer sitzenden Frau und weitere Skizzen von Köpfen. Kohle, teil grau laviert und weiß gehöht. Rand ungleichmäßig beschnitten. Vergleichsliteratur: A. Fröhlich "Glücklich gewählte Natur...". Der Dresdner Landschaftsmaler Johann Christian Klengel (1751-1824). Monographie und Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Radierungen und Lithographien, Hildesheim/Zürich/New York 2005, S. 381, G 376. Klengel zeigt auf unserem Blatt ein in seinem Schaffen wiederkehrendes Motiv: die Vielfältigkeit der Landarbeit, so einen Mann bei der Kartoffelernte, einen Holzträger, auch einen heimwärts ziehenden, von schwerer Arbeit gebeugten Mann mit einem Hund und eine weitere Person mit einer schweren Last auf dem Rücken. Hier handelt es sich sicher um eine Vorzeichnung zu einer bei Fröhlich aufgeführten, im Besitz der Graphischen Sammlung, Kunstsammlung Weimar, befindlichen Radierung Klengels von 1819, wenn auch die Figur links sich unterscheidet durch das Arbeitsgerät, hier eine Schaufel, dort eine Heugabel, auch sind die rechts vom Pferd aufgeführten Personen hier nicht als zusammenhängende Gruppe zu verstehen.. Nach einer Buchbinderlehre als Zwölfjähriger in Dresden absolvierte Klengel, Sohn eines aus Grüneberg bei Radeberg stammenden Mälzers und Bierbrauers, mit Unterstützung Chr.L. von Hagedorns (1712-1789) eine Zeichenausbildung an der Dresdener Kunstakademie bei Chr.G. Mietzsch (1742-1799) und Ch.F. Hutin (1715-1776) sowie bei J.F.A. Thiele (1747-1803) und B. Bellotto (1720-1780). 1768-1774 folgte eine Lehre bei Chr.W.E. Dietrich (1712-1774), der zu den wichtigsten Künstlern des sächsischen Hofes gehörte. 1772, Klengel zählte zu diesem Zeitpunkt erst 21 Jahre, erhielt er eine kurfürstliche Unterstützung von 50 Talern - er wurde als Nachfolger von J. Roos (1726-1805) an der Akademie ins Auge gefaßt -, die im darauffolgenden Jahr und erneut 1774 erhöht wurde, ohne daß er besondere Leistungen dafür erbringen mußte. 1777 wurde Klengel Mitglied und Lehrer der Dresdener Akademie, jedoch erfolgte erst 1799 die Ernennung zum außerordentlichen, 1816 zum ordentlichen Professor. Die Ehrenmitgliedschaft der Berliner Akademie erhielt er bereits 1786. In den Jahren 1790-1792 unternahm er die langersehnte Studienreise nach Rom. Seit spätestens 1808 litt er zunehmend unter gesundheitlichen Beschwerden, Gicht und Asthma, wiederholte Kuraufenthalte in Teplitz folgten 1814 und 1822. Klengel war als Landschafts- und Tiermaler, als Zeichner, Radierer und Lithograph tätig und bildete eine große Anzahl auch bedeutender Schüler aus. Er gab mehrere Radierungsfolgen mit eigenen Landschaftsbildern und nach Zeichnungen von Dietrich sowie eine Anleitung für Landschaftszeichner heraus.

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        Exhibition of a Battle Between a Buffalo and a Tiger. Representation d'un Combat entre un Buffle et un Tigre.

      Thomas McLean London 1819 - Aquatint engraving with original hand-colour. Dimensions: 375 by 490mm. (14.75 by 19.25 inches). For Oriental Field Sports, "The most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt). Captain Williamson was an extremely talented amateur artist who had built up a fine collection of sketches suitable for turning in to aquatint. He teamed up with Howett - a notable sportsman as well as an industrious engraver of animals to produce this magnificent work, widely considered to contain the finest images of field sports of the Orient. By their very nature aquatint books were always very expensive, but the British public had a great curiosity about India and Williamson's work helped satisfy this desire to know more about the customs of Britain's new addition to the empire.

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        SAGGIO AEREONAUTICO DI GIUSEPPE DONINI TIFERNATE.

      presso Giuseppe di Giovacchino Pagani 1819 Prima edizione. Cm.20x12,3. Pg.92. Legatura in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Al frontespizio la dedica manoscritta "Giuseppe Donini all'amico vero Francesco Falconcini, 3 Novembre". Quattro tavole tecniche incise in grande formato. Nel volume: "Descrizione delle principali parti della Macchina; Manovra verticale; Esplorazione delle correnti accelerate, ritardate ed opposte in linea retta; Esplorazione delle correnti trasversali, ed inclinate in senso opposto e favorevole; De' materiali per costruir gli Aerostati; Metodo da tenersi in aria; Scopo dell'Aereonautica". Opera di grande rarità.

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        La gaule poetique, ou l'histoire de France consideree dans ses rapports avec la poesie, l'eloquence et les beaux-arts. Acht Bände. Troisieme edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee.

      Paris, Patris, Le Cointe et Durey, Chaumerot, 1819.. Zus. ca. 3800 S. 8°. Goldgeprägte Halblederrücken mit schwarzen Rückenschilden. Durchwegs annähernd sehr gut erhaltene Bände mit sehr vereinzelten, minimalen Bräunungen.

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        Joseph und Potiphars Weib.

      - Bleistift, weiß gehöht, auf bräunlichem Velin, rechts unten signiert „Führich". 20,2:22 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Prof. Richard Jung, Freiburg, nicht bei Lugt. Zwei Flecken in der Darstellung rechts oben, linke obere Ecke ergänzt. Nach anfänglicher Unterweisung durch seinen Vater Wenzel Führich ging Josef 1819 an die Prager Akademie und wurde Schüler von J. Bergler (1753-1829). Es folgte 1826 eine Wienreise. Neben Altarbildern entstanden Illustrationen zu religiösen und literarischen Stoffen. Während seines Romaufenthaltes 1827-1829 lebte er im Kreis der Nazarener und arbeitete am Freskenzyklus der Villa Massimo in Gemeinschaft mit J. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872), Ph. Veit (1793-1877) und J.A. Koch (1768-1839) und vollendete das Tasso-Zimmer Fr. Overbecks (1789-1869). Um 1831 kehrte er nach Prag zurück. 1834 wurde er Kustos der Wiener Akademie-Galerie, 1840-1872 war er dort Professor für Historienmalerei. Unterbrochen wurde der Wiener Aufenthalt durch ein Venedig-Aufenthalt im Jahr 1838 sowie die Revolution von 1848, die zur Folge hatte, daß er Wien verlassen und für zwei Jahre nach Schönlinde/Nordböhmen zog. 1861 wurde er von Kaiser Franz Joseph in den Ritterstand erhoben, 1875 wurde er zum Ehrenbürger der Stadt Wien ernannt. Joseph von Führich hinterließ ein umfangreiches Œuvre mit dem Schwerpunkt auf religiösen Themen (Fresken, Altar- u.a. Gemälde, zahlreiche Illustrationsfolgen).

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        The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor; or a key to the leading of rigging and to practical seamanship.

      With an appendix containing several figures illustrative of novelties and improvements in rigging &c &c &c. First Philadelphia, from the Second London Edition. Philadelphia, M. Carey and sons, (1819). 4to. Engr. title,+ iii-xii,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 124 pp.+ 114 engr. plates. Some browning and minor spotting. Contemporary full calf, gilt spine with black label, the label somewhat rubbed. Owner's signature of Carl Magnus Ehnemark, dated Philadelphia 1823. First American edition, complete with the extra appendix plates. Lever's standard work was first published in London in 1808. The second was published the same year as this first American. It become during the 19th century published in several new editions, both in London and in America. Bra svensk proveniens. Carl Magnus Ehnemark (1803-74) var sjöofficer och från 1857 svensk sjöminister och konteramiral. För att få erfarenhet tog Ehnemark efter kadettskolan 1821 värvning på en amerikansk brigg och jobbade där upp sig till förste styrman. I samband med denna tjänst befann han sig troligen i Phildadelphia 1823. Efter några år i Sverige tog han sedan värning i franska marinen och deltog 1830 i kriget mot Alger och i belägringen av Lissabon. Åter tillbaka i Sverige gjorde han en snabb karriär, ända till amiral och sjöminister. Som minister tillsatte hans flera utredningar för att höja standarden på den svenska flottan och han initierade studieresor till västra Europa och Amerika för att öka kunskapen om de nya marina tekniska förändringarna

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        The Ganges Breaking its Banks; with Fishing &c. Le Ganges se Debordant; avec des Pecheurs, &c.

      Thomas McLean London 1819 - Aquatint engraving with original hand-colour. Dimensions: 375 by 490mm. (14.75 by 19.25 inches). Siltzer p. 164. For "Oriental Field Sports".

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        Don Quixote De La Mancha

      London: T. McLean, Bookseller and Publisher, 1819. . A complete four volume set in very near fine condition in full tan leather covered boards with four raised bands on each spine, with two gilt stamped leather labels and gilt tool work in the compartments and with gilt borders around the edges of the boards and gilt dentelles on the turn-ins and marbled paper for the end sheets. The edges of the text blocks are stained light yellow. All four volumes are small octavos measuring 8" by 5" with the leather at the heads of the spine lightly worn and rubbed and the leather at the head of Volume I has very shallow chipping of no more than 1/8". The binding is by Trout & Sons. There is an early prior owner's name in pencil at the upper edge of the second free end pages of volumes II, III and IV. Without dust jackets. Illustrated with 24, hand-colored, full page engravings "from drawings designed expressly for this edition." Translated from the original Spanish by Charles Jarvis. An extremely handsome, tight and clean set!

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        The Ganges Breaking its Banks; with Fishing, &c.

      London: T. McLean, Oct. 1819. - Single sheet, (17 ½ x 22 ¼ inches). Fine aquatint engraving showing fishermen in the Ganges River (slightly toned). Second edition, first published in 1807/8. A wonderfully detailed hand-colored aquatint sporting print by Samuel Howitt from the octavo edition of his book "Oriental Field Sports; Being a Complete, Detailed, and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East." This scene was rendered for the book by Howitt based on Captain Thomas Williamson's original on-site sketches. Howitt was a keen sportsman, hunter, rider, and angler. "A self-taught artist, he turned professional when financial difficulties forced him to earn a living. He drew on his enthusiasm and knowledge as a sportsman and produced sporting and natural history paintings, etchings, and illustrations. He sometimes worked in oils but more frequently in watercolours, and he was an accomplished etcher" (Ruth Cohn for DNB). For more information about this engraving, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department.

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas De Santillane(3 Vols.)

      London: Thomas McLean et al., 1819. A very solid, well-preserved example of this 1819 Tobias Smollett translation, complete in 3 volumes. Handsomely bound in an early 20th century 3/4 wine-red leather, with bright gilt-lettering and fine-tooled gilt-detail to the compartments. Also includes 15 lovely hand-colored engravings "from drawings designed expressly for this edition". Each volume clean and VG+, with very light, subtle wear along the bottom edges. Octavos, over 1,150 pgs. all told. . First Thus. Three-Quarter Leather. Collectible; Very Good.

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        Facts, Illustrative of the Treatment of Napoleon Buonaparte in Saint Helena

      London: William Stockdale, 1819 Slim 8vo, (4), 156pp. (inc. ads at end). With a frontispiece and two aquatint color plates. Old straightgrain russia rebacked, in a quarter brown morocco box (faded). An evocative presentation of Napoleonic history, the box containing a lovely rich gilt frame with an eagle on the top enclosing a fragment of what looks like green wallpaper inscribed in ink on the back (and repeated on the plaque) "morceau de tapisserie de la chambre ˆ coucher de l'Empereur NapolŽon ˆ Ste. Helene apportŽ par ThŽophile". HookÕs anonymous pamphlet caused quite a stir at the time, as he attempted to vindicate the actions of Governor Lowe in relation to allegations against him made by OÕMeara who had refused to pass information to Lowe regarding Napoleon, whom he attended as physician at St. Helena.

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        Don Quixote de La Mancha Translated from the Original Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Charles Jarvis Esq. 4 volume set. Stockdale Edition

      London W. Stockdale 1819. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps and edges. Cover slightly rubbed. Some offsetting and light scattered foxing. Book-plates on paste-downs Reprint Contemporary diced calf 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). lxxxviii, 376pp; vii, 403pp; xvi, 370pp; viii, 440pp. Twenty-four hand-coloured aquatint engravings.

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        Traité d'anatomie descriptive (5 volumes)

      Brosson J.-A.,Gabon, Libraire, rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine 1819 - Cinq volumes in-8 (14,5 x 22,5 cm), reliure demi-peau à coins, 464, 624, 460, 472 et 496 pages, dernier ouvrage de Xavier Bichat qui ne put l'achever : Mathieu-François-Régis Buisson le continua (T3 et T4) et Philibert-Joseph Roux le termina (T5) ; ex-libris, marques d'usure sur les coins, mors, plats et bordure des plats, quelques rousseurs à l'intérieur, assez bon état général.

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        Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of. Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6, And a Selection of His Familiar Letters. The Whole Now First Published, from the Original Mss. Edited by William Bray.

      London: Henry Colburn 1819 - Second edition. Two volumes. 4to. xxviii, 671, (1); viii, 342, (ii), 336 pp. Contemporary brown polished full calf, spine with wide raised bands, twin gilt lettered labels, richly decorated to the other panels, endpapers and all edges marbled, ownership inscription of a William Lucas dated 1824 to the versos of both frontispieces plus a further note by him stating that he had bought the books in boards and that he had had them bound up. Two frontispieces, a double page view, double page map, double page pedigree and 7 full page plates. Some spotting to the plates and adjacent leaves, a lovely set. The work also includes a record of the private correspondence between Charles I and his Secretary of State Sir Edward Nichols during the Civil War plus that between Sir Edward Hyde (Later Earl of Clarendon) and Sir Richard Browne. First published the year before, Lowndes states that this is "the second and best quarto edition".

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        Illustrations to Don Quixotte [front cover title]

      [London: Thomas M'Lean, 1819. First edition. 24 hand-colored aquatint plates by J. Clark. Small 4to (11-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches). In original printed tan wrappers as issued with "Price ?1.10s", Wrappers with some soiling and repair, plates clean and crisp. Laid into a crimson cloth folder. This is separate isuue of the plates for the 1819 M'Lean edition of the Jarvis translation of Don Quixote with the same plates with much smaller margins.

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        Oriental Field Sports, being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the wild sports of the East

      London: Printed for H.R. Young, 1819. Second Edition. With 40 (of 42) hand-colored plates, mostly aquatints, after Samuel Howitt; lacking the two frontispieces; and lacking the Dedication leaf to George III in volume I. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary black calf, covers with gilt rules and floral devices, panelled spines gilt, inner dentelles, a.e.g., occasional foxing to text and some marginal spotting to plates; leaf S2 of volume II repaired with cellotape. With 40 Handcolored Plates After Howitt One of the most interesting color-plate books on Eastern sport; it originated with Williamson's oblong folio edition of 1807. Williamson spent 20 years in Bengal, and his work covers a large amount of sporting--and other--information.

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas, of Santillane. Translated from the French of Le Sage, by T. Smollett

      London: Mawman, 1819. With 15 handcolored plates, J. Smith sc., published by Mawman for this edition. Extra-illustrated with 43 handcolored plates, including Stothard's illustrations, Sharp sculp., 1781. 3 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco gilt, pictorial inlays to upper covers within leafy borders gilt, spines gilt, a.e.g., Spines slightly toned, else fine. A very attractive set. Extra-Illustrated & Finely Bound

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        Travels in Nubia; by the late John Lewis Burckhardt. Published by the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa

      London. John Murray. 1819.. 1819. F. Hardcover. Book 4to. 26.5cm, first edition, xcii.543p., frontis portrait of the author and 3 engraved maps (2 folding), some foxing to the maps, in half dark brown calf, raised bands, blind stamped decorations in the panels, double crimson crushed morocco labels, marbled boards, fine copy(cgc) Born in Lausanne, Burckhardt was educated at Leipzig and Gottingen before coming to England with a letter of introduction to Joseph Banks who was, at this time, a member of the African Association. Banks was sufficiently impressed to welcome his offer to explore the interior of Africa, and in 1809 he embarked for Allepo, N.E. Syria. The state of learning was at a low ebb amongst even the educated section of the population and he had little difficulty in passing himself off as a Mohammedan trader from India, his chosen disguise accounting for any irregularities in his use of the language. He spent two years in the Levant familiarizing himself with the language and culture. He then finally achieved Cairo prior, as he thought, to joining a caravan for Fezzan, which was to be the first stage in his projected search for the source of the Nile. Three things prevented this plan from coming to fruition: the various Wahhaby uprisings, discouraging movement further into the interior; Burckhardt's continual ill-health throughout his stay on the continent; and his own disinclination to leave an area he found absolutely fascinating. His travels included Palmyra, Damascus, Lebanon; a journey up the Nile as far as Darmahass; a Journey across the Nubian Desert to Suakin on the Red Sea; and finally and spectacularly, Mecca and Medina where he became the first recorded European to mingle with the faithful in those Holy Cities. However, his book is less interesting as a geographical tour, than as a compendium of customs, rituals, smells, anecdotes, colours, purchases, conversations, dialects, frustrations, markets, skirmishes, bandits, eunuchs, monuments and deserts. Such was his grasp of the language that he translated Robinson Crusoe into Arabic. His own isolation, combined with a need to observe and understand what he was observing, if he was to survive an alien environment, must have made Defoe's novel a significant text for him. He died in Oct. 1817, of dysentery and was buried in a Mohammedan cemetery under his assumed name, Ibrahim ibn abdullah. .

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        Don Quixote de La Mancha Translated from the Original Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Charles Jarvis Esq 4 volume set Stockdale Edition

      London: W. Stockdale. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps and edges. Cover slightly rubbed. Some offsetting and light scattered foxing. Book-plates on paste-downs. 1819. Reprint. Contemporary diced calf. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). lxxxviii,376pp; vii,403pp; xvi,370pp; viii,440pp. Twenty-four hand-coloured aquatint engravings. .

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        ANNALS OF PETERHEAD, from its foundation to the present time: including The Rise, Progress, Improvements, Shipping, Manufactures, Commerce, Trade, Wells, Baths, &c of the Town A Sketch of the Character of the Inhabitants With Plates

      Peterhead, Scotland: Printed at the Auchwedden-Press by the Author. Sold by him, the booksellers in Peterhead, and the principal booksellers in Scotland, 1819. Full Title: "Annals of Peterhead, from its foundation to the present time : including an account of the rise, progress, improvements, shipping, manufactures, commerce, trade, wells, baths, &c. of the town. Also a sketch of the character of the inhabitants, their civil and ecclesiastical state. An excursion to the Bullers of Buchan, Slains Castle &c. with their description, the scenery of the country round, remarks on Dr. Johnson's Tour to the Hebrides &c. Biographical notices of men of learning and genius; among whom are George Earl Marischal, founder of Peterhead, and Marischal College, Aberdeen. With a number of curious articles hitherto unpublished. With plates engraved by the author / By P. Buchan, author of the Recreation of leisure hours, &c.." Approx. 22.5 cm., pp. [ii] - prefatory advert. for Buchan's prospective publication of "An Historical and Authentic Account of the Ancient and Noble Family of Keith, Earls Marischal of Scotland ...," followed by a half-title, [xii], [9]-144. Folding engraved frontispiece view + 4 engraved plates, deckled edges; original boards. Expertly and sympathetically rebacked, corners consolidated, one gathering sprung loose, 2 near invisible paper repairs (one to lower corner of title-page, the other to fore-edge of rear free endpaper, minor offsetting, occasional light foxing. Overall, a very good copy. Contains a chapter, with one plate, on the Greenland Whale Fishing. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo.

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        Don Quixote de La Mancha Translated from the Original Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Charles Jarvis Esq. 4 volume set. Stockdale Edition

      W. Stockdale, London 1819 - lxxxviii,376pp; vii,403pp; xvi,370pp; viii,440pp. Twenty-four hand-coloured aquatint engravings. Language: eng G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps and edges. Cover slightly rubbed. Some offsetting and light scattered foxing. Book-plates on paste-downs

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        Mazeppa

      London: John Murray, 1819. First edition, first issue, with imprint on p. [70]. Half title present. 69, [3] pp. + [8] pp ads dated July, 1819. 1 vols. 8vo. Original drab gray wrappers, uncut. Some chips from spine, slightly cocked, but internally quite clean. Very good. Byron's Heroic Poem "Mazeppa" was Byron's heroic poem on the life and adventures of Ivan Stefanovitch Mazeppa. Using Voltaire's "Charles XII" as a basis, Byron has his Mazeppa describe to Charles XII of Sweden his life. He explains why after being ennobled and well-treated by Peter the Great, he chose to change sides mid-battle when Charles XII invaded Russia. The "Fragment" at the back was Byron's contribution to that famous party in Switzerland in response to his "We will each write a ghost story." The best known of these of course being Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".

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        Repertorium Bibliographicum; or, Some Account of the Most Celebrated British Libraries. [Compiled by the Reverend William Wynken]

      London: W. Clarke, 1819. First edition. Frontispiece, 11 plates. [iii]-xlviii 672, [2], [xxxvi] pp. Printed by J.F. Dove. Introductory note on "A Dialogue in the Shades" and "A Doings at Roxburghe Hall" initialled "W.W.". 8vo (9-3/4 x 6 in.). Polished tan calf a.e.g., by Bedford. Joints cracked, hinges re-inforced. Bookplates of Samuel Putnam Avery & Herschel V. Jones. A history of British libraries, with chapters on the British Museum, Bodleian, Cambridge, and other public libraries, and chapters on private libraries and libraries sold at auction. Beckford helped in the making of this volume, and "A Dialogue in the Shades" (bound in at the end), is attributed to him. "A good book about library catalogues ? The unique feature that commends the Repertorium to me is the 'Index of Books' (pp. 603-673). Accounts of collectors and collections do not usually offer the reader the assistance of such an index" (Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 39-41).[Bound with:] William Wynken's A Dialogue in the Shades, between William Caxton, Fodius, a Bibliomanic, and William Wynken, Clerk. London, 1817. 8 pp.; A Doings at Roxburghe Hall, a Ballad. London, n.d. 8 pp.; The Diary of Roger Payne, [Preface by T.S.S.], 1821. 10 pp.

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        Collection of 18th & 19th-century Operas and Farces [7 Total with 1 Signed] [Theater Interest]

      London: Various, 1819. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Literature) PEAKE, R. B., John Parry, S. Penley, George Colman the Younger, and Thomas Morton. Bound Collection of seven plays published in London between 1798 and 1819. Several are First Editions. One work signed by author John Parry. Octavo, 8.75 x 5.5 inches. Hardcover, quarter-bound with leather spine and marbled boards. Red leather spine label reads “Operas and Farces.” PO ink stamp and inscriptions on front endpaper. Doodle on back endpaper. Occasional marking or notations in text. Joints starting. Boards quite rubbed and scuffed. Considerable edge wear. Very Good condition overall considering age. PEAKE, R. B. “Walk for a Wager; or, A Bailiff’s Bet, a Musical Farce in Two Acts, First Performed at the Theatre Royal, English Opera House, on Monday, August 2, 1819.” London: William Fearman, 1819. First Edition. 72 pages. Final page [72] torn. PARRY, John. “High Notions; or, A Trip to Exmouth, a Musical Entertainment, in Two Acts.” London: R. White, 1819. First Edition. Signed by author and annotated on title page by him in a comical fashion. 38 pages. PENLEY, S. “The Sleeping Draught, a Farce, in Two Acts.” London: Richard White, 1818. First Edition. First Edition. 46 pages. PO name on title page. COLMAN, George, the Younger. “Blue-Beard; or, Female Curiosity!: A Dramatick Romance; First Represented at the Theatre Royal Drury-Lane, on Tuesday January 16, 1798.” London: Printed by T. Woodfall, for Messrs Cadell and Davies, 1798. First Edition. 54 pages MORTON, Thomas. “A Roland for an Oliver: A Farce, in Two Acts, First Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent Garden, on Thursday, April 29, 1819.” London: John Miller, 1819. Early Printing. 35 pages. MORTON, Thomas. “Henri Quatre; or, Paris in the Olden Time; a Musical Romance, in Three Acts. As performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden.” London: Sampson Low, no date given. Stated second edition. 86 pages. MORTON, Thomas. “The Slave: A Musical Drama, in Three Acts.” No title page present. Presumed to be the Second Edition printed for J. Miller by B. McMillan in London, 1818. 70 pages, followed by three pages of song lyrics.

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        Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S....Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6...to which is subjoined The Private Correspondence between King Charles I and His Secretary of State, Sir Edward Nicholas

      London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1819. Second edition (and the "best quarto edition, " as per Lowndes). With eight engraved plates, two folding, and one folding chart. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary blue straight grained turkey morocco with an outer border, t.e.g., rest uncut, pink moire endpapers, minor foxing, with the bookplate Sarah Penny. In custom made blue cloth drop boxes. Second and Best Edition of Evelyn's Diary A man whose interests ranged from numismatics to gardening - he was also the author of the aboriculture classic Sylva, 1664. Evelyn (1620-1706) was educated at Balliol, Oxford, held a number of offices under Charles II, and was a founding member and secretary of The Royal Society. His varied interests and activities, and his political participation in the events of the day, make his Diary of particular interest and importance.

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        The Cenci A Tragedy

      [Livorno], Italy: Printed for C. and J. Ollier Vere Street, Bond Street, 1819. First edition, one of 250 copies, without initial blank. 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (9-1/8 x 5-3/4 inches: 232 x 146 mm.). Bound in full green morocco, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Riviere & Sons, professionally rebacked in invisible fashion, spine gilt (very slightly sunned, else fine). Bookplate of Robert Hoe and Blairhame. Hoe Copy of Shelley's verse drama First edition of Shelley's dramatization of this dark tale of parricide, child abuse, and incest - based on actual events - and arguably the most enduring Romantic verse-play. Only 250 copies were printed, according to Shelley himself. According to Grannis, "With the exception of Queen Mab, The Cenci is the only one of Shelley's works which reached a second edition during his lifetime ..." On the other hand, the play was never staged until the Shelley Society produced it on the occasion of Robert Browning's birthday, on May 7, 1886.

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        The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House and Frogmore

      London: A. Dry, 36, Upper Charlotte-Street, Fitzroy-Square. L. Harrison, Printer 373, Strand, 1819. First edition. 33 colored aquatint plates by by T. Sutherland, W.J. Bennett, R. Reeve, and D. Havell after J. Stephanoff, C. Wild, R. Cattermole, W. Westall and G. Samuel. [6], [ii], 188, 21, [1, blank]pp. 1 vols. Large 4to (12.75 x 10.75 inches: 320 x 278 mm). Bound in full straight grained contemporary crimson morocco, a.e.g. Ex-library with 19th-century label to front paste-down and stamps to title page (the plates are not marked), else fine.

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