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        A Series of Essays on Agriculture and Rural Affairs, in Forty-seven Numbers by "Agricola," a North-Carolina farmer:

      Raleigh, NC: Joseph Gales, 1819. 12mo. 223, (2) pp. Illustrated. Contemporary calf (rubbed, a little chipped at spine ends, front joint cracking from base); some browning to text, but a very good copy. First edition, one of two ante-bellum books on farming published in North Carolina (Cotton Housed on the Third Floor, p.41). American Imprints 48370. Thronton 6872.

      [Bookseller: Bartlebys Books]
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        Vida de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, escrita e ilustrada. Con varias noticias y documentos ineditos pertenecientes a la historia y literatura de su tiempo

      La Imprenta Real 1819 - First Edition. 8vo, 644pp + 4 folding plates. Bound in contemporary calf with morocco label on spine, marbled endpapers, slight rubbing to spine, book-plate of 'Joseph M. Gleason' on paste-down endpaper. Cervantes was the Spanish Renaissance author of DON QUIXOTE and other not so well known works.

      [Bookseller: Loome Theological Booksellers]
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        Essai sur la Composition des Machines. Seconde edition, revue, corrigee et considerablement augmentee - gegenüber der Erstausgabe von 1808 stark überarbeitet.

      Paris, Bachelier, 1819. - 3 Bll. (incls. Errata-Blatt), 184 S. Mit 13 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln von N. L. Rousseau, J. J. de la Porte u. a. - die erste Tafel ohne Nummer, die anderen Tafeln von 1 bis 12 numeriert. 4°, etwas späterer Halblederband (um 1860). Rücken stark beschabt (Vergoldung und Rückentitel nur noch fragmentarisch vorhanden); Deckel leicht bestoßen und beschabt; vorderes Rückengelenk im unteren Drittel mit länglichem Wurmgang (etwas Lederbezugsverlust und am Innengelenk hier mit etwas Papierverlust); hinteres Rückengelenk mit kleiner Bezugsfehlstelle durch Wurmfraß; leicht stockfleckig; Tafeln an den Rändern teils etwas angestaubt, mit kleinen Rand- oder Eckknicken und winzigen Randeinrissen; alle Tafeln mit schwachem Wasserfleck in der linken oberen Ecke (teils etwas in den Bildrand hineingehend). Bedeutende Pionierarbeit zur industriellen Kinematik. Poggendorff I, 179 (unter Betancourt)/ vgl. Engelmann 214 (dort die deutsche Übersetzung "Versuch über die Zusammensetzung der Maschinen" aus dem Jahre 1829). FR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AixLibris Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek]
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        The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy; a Poem in Four Cantos

      Published for the Author, and sold by Sherwood, Neeley, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, London 1819 - Abbey, Life in England 330; Tooley 406; Hardie 173 Polished tan calf, a.e.g., gilt spine, by Root & Co. Slight traces of rubbing, front inner hinge mended 20 colored aquatints by Charles Williams including comic scenes in Jamaica and Barbados. [A]-Ee4, A-H4, I2. vii, [viii, To the Binder], [1]-188, *187-8, 189-200, 209-224, [68, notes] pp. Irregularly paginated, signatures continuous. 1 vols. 8vo

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        St. Martins=Pfarrkirche in Landshut" (Bayern). Prächtige Ansicht mit reicher mittelalterlicher Personenstaffage.

      - Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten, 1819, 45,5 x 34,5 cm. Trost L56; Lentner 8674: "Seltene Incunabel der Lithographie. - Prachtblatt". - Architektonisch interessante Darstellung mit dem hohen Kirchturm in der Bildmitte; die Häuserzeile der Altstadt mit dem einbezogenen Kirchenportal zieht sich von vorne rechts bis zum Fluchtpunkt hinten. Unter den zahlreichen Personen auch einige Studenten als Hinweis auf die Tatsache, daß Landshut früher Sitz einer Universität war. - "Das vorliegende Blatt macht uns umsomehr Freude, da uns bisher keine treue Abbildung dieses Denkmals bekannt geworden war" (Schorns Kunstblatt Nr. 44 von 1820). - Mit ca. 3 cm Rand, sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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         Lettre autographe (de la main de son secrétaire) signée par Cambacérès en date de Bruxelles le 21 mars 1819, et adressée au jurisconsulte et avocat Dejoly à Paris

      Bruxelles, le 21 mars, 1819, in 8°, de 2pp., - On y joint: Une belle lettre calligraphiée de l'avocat Dejoly adresse au Prince archichancelier Cambacérès, en date du 6 juin 1812, pour obtenir un droit de reconnaissance de noblesse pour un citoyen Belge néerlandais, député d'Issel-Supérieur dans la Hollande annexée, en vertu du décret impérial du 26 août 1811. Datée de Paris le 6 juin 1812, de 2 pp. in folio avec cachet, et note pour suite au Procureur Général de la main de Cambacérès en marge, avec sa signature. Il s'agit d'une mise au point avec Deloly de la contestation entreprise par le Duc de Cambacérès contre le Duc d'Orléans. Après les Cent jours, Cambacérès est en effet en exil en Belgique. La seconde Restauration se montra sévère pour Cambacérès: il perd ses dotations, doit s'exiler comme régicide, et il est exclu de l'Académie française. Il se rend à Bruxelles, où il descend à l'hôtel Wellington, avec Lavollée et deux valets de chambre, puis à Amsterdam. En 1818, il est autorisé à rentrer en France. Dans cette lettre, il confirme à Dejoly que Mr Bonnet se charge de sa défense. demande la raison qui fait que cette affaire traîne en longueur, et voudrait pouvoir clore ce dossier avant son entour à Paris. Demande à Dejoly de tenir Mr. Thibon au courant du dossier, et adresse à à Dejoly les compliments de Mr. Lavollée (en exil avec lui). Cambacérès, initié à Montpellier, avant la Révolution, avait franchi les grades maçonniques successifs et exerça de 1805 à 1814, les fonctions de Grand-Maître adjoint du Grand-Orient de France. Etienne-Louis-Hector Dejoly (1756-1837) avocat au Parlement de Paris, plaida pour Cagliostro dans l'affaire du collier de la Reine. Enrichi par son mariage, la Révolution assura sa fortune politique. Il reprit ses fonctions d'avocat sous le Directoire, puis devint avocat au Conseil d'Etat. En maçonnerie il fut Garde des sceaux de la Gde Loge d'Administration, 33e membre du Sup. Conseil et Officier d'honneur du Gd Consistoire des Rites et du Grand Orient. ¶ Ligou Dict. de la F.M. p.190 & 348

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        KREMS. "Vur de la Place d'Execice ou Place d'Armes devant la Caserne du Regiment d'Infanterie de S.A.I. l'Archiduc Charles à Krems, et du Monument . du General Schmidt". Park mit zahlreichen Personen, u.a. eine Gruppe Turner und Stelzengeher, in der Ferne die Donau mit Stift Göttweig.

      - Altkol. Umrißradierung von H. Reinhold nach Fr. Le Febure, dat. 1819, 27,5 x 43 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVIII, S. 131/32. - Heinrich Reinhold, Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher, geboren 1788 in Gera, starb schon 1825 in Rom. Er arbeitete nur bis 1819 als Kupferstecher. Seit 1816 wandte er sich mehr und mehr der Ölmalerei zu und wurde unter dem Einfluß von Erhard, Koch und Schnorr zu einem bedeutenden Maler der Deutsch-Römer. - Sehr feine und besonders reizend staffagierte Ansicht. Alt auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten, montiert und alt beschriftet. Im Himmel gering stockfleckig. Alt gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Vampyre; A Tale

      London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones,, 1819. 4 works in one, octavo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with an olive morocco title label, sides bordered with a single gilt rule, blue speckled edges. With the half-titles, except that of Ina. Contemporary armorial bookplate. Spine and corners slightly rubbed, a little restoration to the joints and ends, some minor marks and scratches to the sides, slight spotting to the leaves of Ina, but on the whole remarkably clean and fresh internally, a very good copy indeed. First edition, in a handsome contemporary calf binding, of what is generally considered the first vampire novel in the English language. The Vampyre was conceived during the same competitive story-telling evening as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and was written by Byron's doctor, John William Polidori (1795?-1821). Henry Colburn first published it on 1 April 1819 in his New Monthly Magazine, with the subtitle "A Tale by Lord Byron"; and the first issue of Sherwood, Neely and Jones's book also has Byron's name on the title (that issue is now unobtainably rare); this is the third issue, as usual, with the first gathering reset in 23 lines. Polidori sought an injunction against Colburn, while Byron disowned it, publishing his vampire fragment conceived the same evening with Mazeppa by way of a disclaimer. "Although by no means the first appearance of the vampire in European literature, Polidori's tale established the prototype later developed in Sheridan Lefanu's 'Carmilla' and Bram Stoker's Dracula" (ODNB). Although the book was successful, Polidori made little from it; he committed suicide two years later. This copy is bound together with three other contemporary works, giving it an appealing literary context. The first two are plays: a second edition of Ina, a Tragedy, by Mrs Wilmot, an Anglo-Saxon drama printed by John Murray in 1815; the next is a second edition, with the half title, of Fazio, A Tragedy, the first book published by Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868, winner of the Newdigate poetry prize in 1812 with "Apollo Belvedere", fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford from 1814, and elected Oxford's Professor of Poetry in 1821), a Florentine drama with a touch of alchemy, printed in Oxford in 1816. The last work is a first edition, with the half title, of Paris in 1815. A Poem, printed by Murray in 1817. It is the first part of a long poem, here anonymously published, by the Rev George Croly (1780-1860), with its metre modelled on Byron's Childe Harold, expressing, in Romantic tones but with Tory sentiments, his impressions of Paris in the months before Napoleon's defeat at the battle of Waterloo. The second part was published, with Croly's name, in 1821 - the lack of which here asserts the likelihood that this calf binding was indeed a closely contemporary one.

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        Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung. (The World as Will and Idea) Schopenhauer’s Most Important Work—PMM 279

      F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig 1819 - Schopenhauer’s Most Important Work—PMM 279SCHOPENHAUER, Arthur. Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung. (The World as Will and Idea), F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1819. Half-title [mis-bound first section title] + half-title + TP + [V]-XVI + [3]-725 + [726] = Druckfehler (Corrections) with folding plate bound in after page 72, Octavo. First Edition.The extremely scarce first edition of Schopenhauer's main work, "The World as Will and Idea", which became a seminal philosophical work that deeply influenced many important later thinkers, e.g. Nietzsche. The book was printed in about 700-750 copies, but due to the controversial contents and the too "modern" mind of Schopenhauer, the work was met with no sympathy in early 19th century Europe, and the book sold very poorly. The total lack of initial impact and the terribly bad sale-numbers caused the destruction of all the remaining copies, and only a very small portion of the original 700 or 750 copies still exist, making the first edition of this work one of the most rare important philosophical works of the 19th century. Schopenhauer actually suspected his publisher of deliberate treachery. Schopenhauer's "modern" mind resulted in a philosophy of nothingness and a pessimistic denial of the identity of change and progress, which are the predominant notions in this his main work. Later thinkers who were much influenced by Schopenhauer include some of the most influential men of the 19th and 20th centuries - Nietzsche, Wagner, Maler, Darwin, Einstein, Jung, Freud, Wittgenstein, Popper, Horkheimer, Beckett, Borges, Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, Knut Hamsun etc, etc. The "pessimistic philosophy" that Schopenhauer founded took its starting-point in the philosophy of Kant, but he heavily criticized most of the important contemporary philosophers, who were also influenced by Kant (i.e. Hegel, Fichte, Schelling etc.). Like Kant, convinced that scientific explanation would never be able to give a true explanation of reality, the appearances of which are all that we will ever be able to at least apply with a form of systematization and classification, which resembles knowledge, Schopenhauer concludes that all intellectual life is governed by the will and passions. In Schopenhauer's philosophy, the Will becomes the driving force of man and the world; the intellect is subordinate to this. Thus, when desire comes before thought, and will comes before being, human beings must live in the realm of desire, and by this desire they are perpetually tormented. "Kant's principal difficulty, the existence of matter apart from our knowledge of it, is expressed by the very inadequacy of our knowledge: it is the cosmic will, an uncontrollable force superior to human will, which, in the individual will, can only be broken by leading a negative ‘good life’, in chastity, voluntary poverty, fasting and self-denial. The result is nothingness, and the aim of the saint is non-existence" (PMM 279).CONDITION: Contemporary paper-covered boards. Gilt-lettered label to spine. Boards and spine with some wear. Internally with age-spotting and light dampstaining to later page margins. First section-title page mis-bound before title page. Clean and free of marginalia. Housed in elegant contemporary clamshell box. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Contemporary paper-covered boards. Gilt-lettered label to spine. Boards and spine with some wear. Internally with age-spotting and light dampstaining to later page margins. First section-title page mis-bound before title page. Clean and free of marginalia. Housed in elegant contemporary clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neues Taschenbuch Von Nürnberg (2 Volumes)

      Nürnberg: Riegel und Wiessner. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1819. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes, original printed cardstock boards in the original colored plain-paper dust-jackets, housed in the publisher's original cardboard slipcases with printed paper labels; Volume 1: all edges gilt, additional engraved title page plus 9 copper plates and 3 in-text vignettes, folding map and satin pull at rear. Volume 2: all edges stained green, folding frontis, additional engraved title page, plus 7 copper plates and folding map at rear (satin pull torn). Both volumes fine but for minor ex-library markings (stamps on recto and verso of title pages, labels at base of spine on the slipcases) ; dust jacket for Volume 1 sun-faded at the upper and lower edges, with a little age-toning; slipcases likewise age-toned, especially at the spines. Overall, a beautiful set, the books fine, the jackets and slipcases very good or better; "Containing a topographical and statistical description of the town , together with an historical introduction and a full factual and name register," including location, climate, size, population, schools, public and private libraries, bookstores, art galleries, etc. The plates, illustrations, and cover images depict many of Nürnberg's most famous attractions and personalities, including Albrecht Dürer and Peter Vischer. The "Neues Taschenbuch Von Nürnberg" is currently the earliest known publication with a publisher's dust-jacket and as such, quite a rarity .

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        Blick auf Rom "Von Casa Tarpea auf dem Capitolinus".

      1819. Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, links unten signiert "E. Förster", betitelt und datiert "15 Apr. 58", rechts oben numeriert "OHz 819.". 23,4:28,7 cm. Auf Untersatz montiert. Provenienz: Mit Stempel der Münchner Künstlergesellschaft, nicht bei Lugt.. Die Münchner Künstlergesellschaft "Allotria" war 1873 von F. von Lenbach (1836-1904) und L. Gedon (1843-1883) gegründet worden. Anlaß dazu war der Austritt von ca. 50 Künstlern aus der Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft.

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        KARLSRUHE. "Ansicht der Residenzstadt Carlsruhe". Gesamtansicht aus dem Garten des Palais Friedrich gesehen, im Vordergrund rechts große Orangenbäume.

      - Kol. Lithographie von C.F. Müller nach L. Bleuler, dat. 1819, 22 x 34 cm. Schefold 27295; nicht bei Winkler. - Hübsch kolorierte und gut erhaltene Inkunabel der Lithographie.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Kalila and Dimna, or The Fables of Bidpai. Translated from the Arabic by Rev. Wyndham Knatchbull, A.M

      Oxford: printed by W Baxter, for J. Parker; and Messrs. Longman, Hurst,and Brown, London, 1819. First edition of this translation. xii, 366 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full straight-grained red contemporary morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g. Bookplate of Hugh Percy, Third Duke of Northumberland. Inscribed Inscribed "With the Author's respectful compliments." on flyleaf Percy was elected Chancellor of Cambridge University Oct, 1840.

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        Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung. (The World as Will and Idea)

      Schopenhauer?s Most Important Work?"PMM 279SCHOPENHAUER, Arthur. Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung. (The World as Will and Idea), F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1819. Half-title [mis-bound first section title] + half-title + TP + [V]-XVI + [3]-725 + [726] = Druckfehler (Corrections) with folding plate bound in after page 72, Octavo. First Edition.The extremely scarce first edition of Schopenhauer's main work, "The World as Will and Idea", which became a seminal philosophical work that deeply influenced many important later thinkers, e.g. Nietzsche. The book was printed in about 700-750 copies, but due to the controversial contents and the too "modern" mind of Schopenhauer, the work was met with no sympathy in early 19th century Europe, and the book sold very poorly. The total lack of initial impact and the terribly bad sale-numbers caused the destruction of all the remaining copies, and only a very small portion of the original 700 or 750 copies still exist, making the first edition of this work one of the most rare important philosophical works of the 19th century. Schopenhauer actually suspected his publisher of deliberate treachery. Schopenhauer's "modern" mind resulted in a philosophy of nothingness and a pessimistic denial of the identity of change and progress, which are the predominant notions in this his main work. Later thinkers who were much influenced by Schopenhauer include some of the most influential men of the 19th and 20th centuries - Nietzsche, Wagner, Maler, Darwin, Einstein, Jung, Freud, Wittgenstein, Popper, Horkheimer, Beckett, Borges, Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, Knut Hamsun etc, etc. The "pessimistic philosophy" that Schopenhauer founded took its starting-point in the philosophy of Kant, but he heavily criticized most of the important contemporary philosophers, who were also influenced by Kant (i.e. Hegel, Fichte, Schelling etc.). Like Kant, convinced that scientific explanation would never be able to give a true explanation of reality, the appearances of which are all that we will ever be able to at least apply with a form of systematization and classification, which resembles knowledge, Schopenhauer concludes that all intellectual life is governed by the will and passions. In Schopenhauer's philosophy, the Will becomes the driving force of man and the world; the intellect is subordinate to this. Thus, when desire comes before thought, and will comes before being, human beings must live in the realm of desire, and by this desire they are perpetually tormented. "Kant's principal difficulty, the existence of matter apart from our knowledge of it, is expressed by the very inadequacy of our knowledge: it is the cosmic will, an uncontrollable force superior to human will, which, in the individual will, can only be broken by leading a negative ?good life?, in chastity, voluntary poverty, fasting and self-denial. The result is nothingness, and the aim of the saint is non-existence" (PMM 279).Contemporary paper-covered boards. Gilt-lettered label to spine. Boards and spine with some wear. Internally with age-spotting and light dampstaining to later page margins. First section-title page mis-bound before title page. Clean and free of marginalia. Housed in elegant contemporary clamshell box.

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        Neues Taschenbuch Von Nürnberg (2 Volumes)

      Nürnberg: Riegel und Wiessner. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1819. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes, original printed cardstock boards in the original colored plain-paper dust-jackets, housed in the publisher's original cardboard slipcases with printed paper labels; Volume 1: all edges gilt, additional engraved title page plus 9 copper plates and 3 in-text vignettes, folding map and satin pull at rear. Volume 2: all edges stained green, folding frontis, additional engraved title page, plus 7 copper plates and folding map at rear (satin pull torn). Both volumes fine but for minor ex-library markings (stamps on recto and verso of title pages, labels at base of spine on the slipcases) ; dust jacket for Volume 1 sun-faded at the upper and lower edges, with a little age-toning; slipcases likewise age-toned, especially at the spines. Overall, a beautiful set, the books fine, the jackets and slipcases very good or better; "Containing a topographical and statistical description of the town , together with an historical introduction and a full factual and name register," including location, climate, size, population, schools, public and private libraries, bookstores, art galleries, etc. The plates, illustrations, and cover images depict many of Nürnberg's most famous attractions and personalities, including Albrecht Dürer and Peter Vischer. The "Neues Taschenbuch Von Nürnberg" is currently the earliest known publication with a publisher's dust-jacket and as such, quite a rarity .

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        Victories of the Duke of Wellington, From Drawings by R. Westall, R.A

      London: Rodwell and Martin, 1819. First Edition, Abbey Issue 1. Woodcut vignette on title page, 12 hand colored aquatints engraved by T. Fielding (except No. 6 which is by Chas. Heath after R. Westall, and wood-engraved title page vignette. [iv], 47, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Modern crimson morocco, with original label tipped onto the front pastedown, by MacDonald, joints repaired. A fine, brief popular account of Wellington's great victories, with 12 lively and colourful aquatint battle scenes.

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        Der Krieg in Indien in den Jahren 1803 bis 1806

      Gotha, Becker, 1819. - geführt von dem General Lord Lake und dem General-Major Sir Arthur Wellesley, Herzog von Wellington. Mit 2 gestochenen Tafeln, 9 gefalteten, teilkolorierten Karten, XVI, 664 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 20,5 x 13 cm, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, kleiner Stempel auf dem Titel, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Gedruckt und im Verlage bey Johann Bär, Lancaster (Penn.) 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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