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        A description of the sights, or, instruments for pointing guns; proposed by Major General Sir William Congreve, Bart. for the use of the Navy, and now adopted in that service. With an account of the practice made with them on board H.M.S. Liffey*. To which is added a short review of the proceedings relative to these sights: and a series of instructions for the use of them, shewing that they may also be applied to ascertain the distance of an enemy's ship at sea, and giving a very simple rule for this important application of them

      London: printed by J. Whiting; published by T. Egerton. 1819. royal 8vo., 3 engraved plates (2 of which are folding), vi + (7) - 25 + (2) + 24 - 55 + (1)pp., including the half-title (which has some soiling), original soiled boards, neatly rebacked. A very good large copy with the contemporary ownership signature of 'Henry Beaufoy**, South Lambeth. April 1820'>, at head of title. Second edition: very rare. [Of the 1st ed. of 1818, OCLC & COPAC find copies only at BL + Camb. + Bodleian: of the 1819 2nd ed. copies located at BL + US Navy Lib. (DC) + US Army Lib. (PA)]. A relatively little known contribution to military technology by William Congreve (1772-1828), best known now for his designs for military rockets, the 'Congreve Rocket system', which he regarded as in every way superior to conventional military and naval ordnance. Among the 18 or so patents taken out by Congreve between May 1808 and February 1827, none appears, however, to be for his gun sights. * H.M.S. Liffey (1813-1827) was a 40 gun (later 50 gun) Endymion-class frigate built for the Royal Navy by Wigram, Wells & Green at Blackwall on the Thames. Launched in 1813, H.M.S. Liffey saw action in the First Burmese War but was finally broken up in July 1827. ** Henry Beaufoy was a son of the astronomer and physicist Mark Beaufoy (1764-1827), a founder member of the Society for the Improvement of Naval Architecture. It was Henry who in 1834 was to publish his father's experimental research into the relationship between hull shapes and water resistance.

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        GRÜNWALD. - Trachten. "Bauernkinder von Grünwald". Das Mädchen mit Haube sitzt auf einer Bank unter einem Baum, daneben steht der Bub mit Hut und Kniebundhose.

      - Kreidelithographie von Lorenz Quaglio, datiert 1819, 26 x 21 cm. Maillinger I, 2984; Winkler 642, 41. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. - Mit kleineren Randeinrissen, sonst wohl erhalten.

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        Männerkopf mit nach rechts abwärts fliegenden Haaren.

      1819 1819 - Kreidelithographie 1819, auf Velin mit Fragment eines Wasserzeichens. 22,2:19 cm. Literatur: Winkler 404.8. Inkunabel der Lithographie und sehr selten! Nach einer vierjährigen Lehre bei dem späteren Blumenmaler K. Röthig erhielt Kirchhoff die Erlaubnis in der Gemäldegalerie des Berliner Schlosses nach älteren Meistern zu kopieren. Nach abgelegter Prüfung wurde er von J. G. von Schadow (1764 - 1850) in die Lehrklasse der Akademie aufgenommen. Nach Beendigung des Studiums widmete er sich hauptsächlich der Porträtmalerei, wozu er von seinem späteren Schwiegervater Wilh. Reuter (1768 - 1834) angeregt worden war. Er beschäftigte sich zusätzlich aber auch mit der Lithographie, später war er dann hauptsächlich als Illustrator tätig.

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        Studie eines nach halblinks stehenden männlichen Aktes.

      1819. Kreidelithographie, 1819, auf cremefarbenem Velin. 22,4:19 cm. Literatur: Dussler 2; Winkler 404.2. - Inkunabel der Lithographie!. Kirchhoff geriet schon früh unter den Einfluß Wilhelm Reuters (siehe Nr. 131), dessen Schwiegersohn er später werden sollte. "Er macht mit beim Spiel der Köpfe" (zit. aus: R.A. Winkler: Die Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, München 1975, S. 121) und in der Tat wären die Arbeiten Kirchhoffs von denen Reuters, der alles monogrammierte, was er druckte, nur schwer zu unterscheiden, trügen sie nicht zumeist seine Initialen oder seinen Namenszug zusätzlich. Um 1823 scheint Kirchhoff dann eine eigene lithographische Anstalt betrieben zu haben, da seine Blätter seit dieser Zeit nicht mehr Reuters Initialen tragen.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: Antoine Augustin Renouard, 1819. Fine. Antoine Augustin Renouard, Paris 1819-1825, 13x21,5cm, 65 volumes reliés. - New edition illustrated a portrait of the author by Aug. St Aubin after the bust made by Houdon and 152 boards by Moreau the Younger. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Aug. St Aubin d'après le buste réalisé par Houdon et de 152 planches par Moreau le Jeune. L'exemplaire contient également  10 planches dépliantes de figures mathématiques, un billet lithographié du Roi de Prusse et de Voltaire, une lettre lithographiée de Voltaire à Bertrand, une lettre de Voltaire lithographiée et une Table des sons et de la musique. Reliures de l'époque en demi veau bleu foncé, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de dentelles et filets dorés ainsi que de fleurons et filets à froid, toutes tranches marbrées. Quelques rousseurs, sinon bel exemplaire.

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        Oeuvres [avec] Histoire de la vie et des ouvrages de Molière

      Paris: Desoer, 1819. Fine. Desoer, Paris 1819-1825 et 1828, 14x23cm, 10 volumes reliés. - Edition illustrated with 14 engravings inset and a genealogical table brochure. Binders half black shagreen, back with four nerves set with gilded garlands adorned with quintuple gold and black boxes, framing of double net gilded on the boards of black cardboard, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some corners lightly bumped minor, sprinkled edges. Lovely group established in a uniform binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 14 gravures hors-texte et d'un tableau généalogique dépliant. On y joint Histoire de la vie et des ouvrages de Molière de Jules Taschereau. Reliures en demi veau bleu, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées ornés de caissons dorés, tranches mouchetées. Bel ensemble établi dans une reliure uniforme. Ex-libris sur le premier contreplat.

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        Oeuvres

      Paris: Desoer, 1819. Fine. Desoer, Paris 1819-1825, 12,5x20cm, 9 volumes reliés. - Edition illustrated with 14 engravings inset and a genealogical table brochure. Binders half black shagreen, back with four nerves set with gilded garlands adorned with quintuple gold and black boxes, framing of double net gilded on the boards of black cardboard, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some corners lightly bumped minor, sprinkled edges. Lovely group established in a uniform binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 14 gravures hors-texte et d'un tableau généalogique dépliant. Reliures en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées ornés de quintuples caissons dorés et noir, encadrement de doubles filets dorés sur les plats de cartonnage noir, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, certains coins légèrement émoussés sans gravité, tranches mouchetées. Agréable ensemble établi dans une reliure uniforme.

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        Sulle cause e gli effetti della confederazione renana. Ragionamento di un membro della R. Accademia delle Scienze e belle Lettere di Berlino. Parte prima (-terza)

      s.e., Italia (Firenze) 1819 - 3 voll. in 8, pp. 309 + (1) di errata; 389 + (1) di errata; 548. Gora leggera al marg. sup. delleprime carte del II vol. Legatura in mz. pl. coeva (abrasione della carta all'angolo inferiore del II vol.). Opera anonima attribuita a Girolamo Lucchesini stampata fra il 1819 e il 1823: 'vi sono esposte molte notizie istoriche spettanti alla Polonia e specialmente la permanenza e le trattative fatte dall'autore in qualita' di Ministro del Re di Pussia e Varsavia. Nell'articolo necrologico sopra Girolamo Lucchesini morto in Firenze a' 28 di novembre 1825 si legge: - Era gia' destinato ministro regio in Olanda, quando gli venne imposto di recarsi a Varsavia per togliere la Polonia dalla autorita' della Russia e la tolse col farla ligia al Suo Re prussiano. Da cio' vietatogli d'essere a Pietroburgo, ove ad impulso di Caterina stessa era gia' scelto a Ministro fu spedito mediatore prussiano a condurre in Reichenbach la pace composta poi a Sistow tra l'Imperatore Leopoldo e la Porta' (Ciampi, Bibliografia critica delle antiche reciproche corrispondenze politiche, ecclesisastiche. dell'Italia colla Russia, colla Polonia ed altre parti settentrionali, 1834, p. 299). Melzi, p. 404. ITA

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        The adventures of Gil Blas de Santillane. Translated from the French of Le Sage, by Tobias Smollett, M. D. Embellished with fifteen highly finished engravings, from the drawings designed expressly for this edition. In three volumes. I-III.

      Ldn. 1819. 8vo. Nyere skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og rik ryggforgylling. Marmorerte dekler. Helt gullsnitt. xii, 384 ; viii, 378 ; xi, (1 blank), 392 s. Illustrert med 15 håndkolorerte plansjer av John Clark.8vo. Recent half calf, raised bands, marbled covers, spines richly gilt, marbled covers. A. e. g. xii, 384 ; viii, 378 ; xi, (1 blank), 392 pp. Illustrated with 15 handcoloured plates by John Clark.. Bindene signert "Root & Son, London". Første bind rebacked med bruk av den gamle ryggstripen

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        Oeuvres complètes

      New edition illustrated a portrait of the author by Aug. St Aubin after the bust made by Houdon and 152 boards by Moreau the Younger. Antoine Augustin Renouard Paris 1819-1825 13x21,5cm 66 tomes reliés en 65 volumes reliés

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        New Voyages and Travels; consisting of Originals and Translations. Vol. II. With Index and engravings.

      London, Sir Richard Phillips and Co. 1819/1820 - 23.5 x 15 cm,Front. ( gefalt. Ansicht: General View of the Pyramids of Gheza), 95 p., Section of the Second Pyramid of Gheza, in Egypt, 76 p., Vocabulary of the Dialects ( Northern & Chippeway Indian Language) & A few familiar Phrases in the Chippeway Language, S. 78 - 96, IV, 46 p., 27 p., 30 p., eine gefalt. Karte ( falsch eingebunden), V, 114 p., VIII, 104 p., eine gefalt. Karte, 106 p., XII, gebundener Einband stark läd., eine Ecke mit Tinte ? verfärbt, Ecken stark bestossen, unsauber aufgeschnitten, etwas stockfleckig, Schnitt schmutzig, Seiten etwas stockfleckig, Name auf Vorssatz

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        On the principles of political economy, and taxation. ..... Second edition

      London: John Murray. 1819. 8vo., viii + 550pp., without the advertisements found in some copies, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, rebacked to match, spine gilt with raised bands, the original label preserved. A very good copy indeed. Goldsmiths 22322. Kress C.401. Mattioli 3016. Sraffa 5b. Carpenter XXXVII (2). This edition not in Einaudi. A major classic in the history of political economy, first published in 1817, by 'in a sense, the first 'scientific' economist' [P.M.M. p.168].

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

      1819 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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        Essay on English poetry

      London: John Murray. 1819. "First separate edition and one of only three copies printed, imperial octavo (28cm.), pp. [4], 271, [1]; contemporary and probably original burgundy full straight-grain morocco by Charles Murton, floriated blind- tooled borders on both covers enclosing a single gilt rule with fleurons in the corners, elaborate gilt decorated spine in six compartments, gilt- lettered direct in one, a.e.g.; slightest rubbing; near fine. This essay was prefixed to the first volume of Campbell's 7-volume edition of Specimens of the English Poets (London, 1819), which Lowndes calls ""a much esteemed collection."" There was no other edition in England of this essay, save these three printed on large paper, but it was reprinted in a meager octavo in Boston later the same year. Not found in NCBEL, OCLC or the British Museum Catalogue. NUC records a London octavo, 1819, at Boston Public but this is likely an error as a search of the Boston Public on- line database turns up no such record. In a new cloth clamshell box with a morocco label."

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        Printed and Manuscript Document, Signed

      George-Town: January 12, 1819. MURRAY, John [c1739-1824] [British Colonial Administrator of Cape Breton (1799-1801); first Lieutenant-Governor of Demerary and Essequibo (1813-24). Printed and Manuscript Document, Signed, with embossed seal, dated George-Town, January 12, 1819. The document certifies that H. Ivan de Water who has signed a document "purporting to be a Power of Attorney from Park Benjamin of this Colony, Esquire, in favor of W.P. Cleaveland and Peter Richards Esqrs residing in New London, State of Connecticut" is duly authorized as a sworn clerk in the Colony and a Notary Public. Also signed by John Chapman, General Secretary. As Lieutenant-Governor of Demerary and Essequibo Murray was responsible for putting down the 1823 two-day slave rebellion led by Quamina and his son Jack Gladstone. Comprising some 10,000 slaves, it was one of the largest such insurrections in the British colonies before slavery was abolished. W.P. Park Benjamin, the father of the American editor and poet Park Benjamin, was a sea-captain and trader of old New England stock who had extensive interests in Norwich, Conn., and Demerara. Cleaveland was a director for life of the American Home Missionary Society. one-page 4to. (left-hand margin backed & with some loss of paper)

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        ROSALIND AND HELEN, A Modern Eclogue; with Other Poems.

      C & J. Ollier. 1819 - pp. viii, 92, (ii) of adverts. 8vo. Later half red morocco, cloth boards. Occasional faint pencil markings in the margins, some minor foxing. 1st edition. Half title present & one leaf of adverts at rear. Wise p50. Wise does not list any adverts at the rear but two leaves are normally present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theorie der Fechtkunst. Eine analytische Abhandlung s„mmtlicher Stellungen, St"áe, Paraden, Finten u.s.w., berhaupt aller Bewegungen im Angriffe und der Vertheidigung. Nach dem Trait‚ d'escrime par le Chevalier Chatelain, frey bearbeitet. Nebst einer Anleitung ber das Hiebfechten.

      Wien Selbstverlag ; 1819 - EA; (6) XX S. (3), SS 24-188 (2) S. (so komplett) mit 2 gefaltete Tabellen und 20 radierten Tafeln; Pbd d. Zt. mit R'schild (etwas bestoáen, Kanten beschabt, Rcken aufgehellt, 2 Stempel auf Titel, Name auf Titel, 2 Stempel im Text, vereinzelt geringfgig stockfleckig, unbeschnitten; insgesamt gutes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SCHLEHDORF/Kochelsee. Blick von einer Anhöhe auf die Klosterkirche links und das Gut, im Mittelgrund der Kochelsee; auf einem Weg treibt eine Bäuerin vier Kühe.

      - Lithographie mit gelber Tonplatte von Carl Friedrich Heinzmann, 1819, 31 x 40 cm. Winkler 315, 8; nicht bei Lentner; über Heinzmann (1795-1846) siehe Thieme-Becker Bd. XVI, S. 315/6. - Schöner Druck auf Velin. Bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten und auf Büttenpapier aufgezogen. - Rare Inkunabel der Lithographie von großer malerischer Wirkung.

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        Giornale di fisica, chimica, storia naturale medicina ed arti del Prof. P. Configliachi membro dell'I. R. Istituto compilato dal dott. Gaspare Brugnatelli. Decade seconda, tomo II, primo bimestre - sesto bimestre

      Fusi e Galeazzi 1819 In 8, pp. 512 con 4 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq. Lieve indebolimento della carta all'ang. sup. est. delle cc. dell'ultimo fascicolo Legatura in mz. tl.?novecentesca (conservate all'interno le br. ed.). Annata completa di questa importante rivista scientifica costituita da 6 fascicoli ad uscita bimestrale (numerazione continua). Fra gli articoli: Avogadro, Osservazioni sulla forza elastica del vapor acqueo a diverse temperature; Notizie intorno alla spedizione inglese sotto il comando del capit. Tuckey diretta nel 1816 ad esplorare il fiume Zaira; Thenard, Nuove scoperte sull'acqua ossigenata; Di alcuni metalli difficilissimi ad ottenersi puri e a tale ridotti con comodo processo mediante l'acido ossalico; Sull'uso del vino colchico nella podagra; Caso autentico di morbosa affezione agli organi respiratori; Brown, Sulla collezione di piante fatta in vicinanza del fiume Zaira; Thenard, Sull'acqua ossigenata; Catullo, Seguito della relazione sopra i corpi umani che si trovano entro i monti della provincia veronese; Sulla formazione e decomposizione dello zucchero in particolari circostanze; Mocchetti, Sull'origine ed antichit? del vetro; Notizia di alcuni animali provenienti dalle Terre Artiche; Landrani, Avvertenze principali nella costruzione de' termometri; Fenomeni che presenta il platino all'unirsi ad altri metalli; Sull'albumina vegetabile; Taddei, Lettera sul glutine proposto come contravveleno del mercurio corrosivo; Mangili, Sulla durata del nuovo veleno viperino; Ridolfi, Lettera sugli inchiostri litografici; Sull'acqua minerale del monte Civillina; Osservazioni sulla formazione della nebbia in situazioni particolari; Sui vulcani e i basalti dell'Alvernia... ITA

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        Voyage du jeune Anarchasis en Grèce vers le milieu du quatrième siècle ava

      Paris: Lebigre frères, 1819. Fine. Lebigre frères, Paris 1819-1834, 13x21cm pour les volumes de texte & 19x25,5cm pour l'atlas, 6 volumes reliés. - New edition. Binders half sheepskin eggplant, smooth back slightly past adorned with gold, small traces of rubbing on some back arabesques, golden wheels on the caps, caps threadbare with some few small gaps, framing a golden thread on the boards with a romantic setting-stamped, gilt laurel leaves surmounted by a golden crown and having the word "college Chateau-Thierry Ainse" hit the centers of the first boards dotted gilt cups, guards and contreplats paper to tank, marbled edges, bindings of the time. Our copy is full of his unusual atlas which almost always lack. The complete atlas of its 31 engraved plates on the date of 1819 is connected in full sheepskin navy, flat spine decorated with gilt double fillets with two snags restored mishaps on cuts. Some spots. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliures en demi basane aubergine, dos lisses légèrement passés ornés d'arabesques dorées, petites traces de frottements sur certains dos, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, coiffes élimées comportant pour certaines quelques petits manques, encadrements d'un filet doré sur les plats agrémentés d'un décor romantique estampé à froid, feuilles de laurier dorées surmontées d'un couronne dorée et comportant la mention "collège de Chateau-Thierry Ainse" frappés aux centres des premiers plats, pointillés dorés sur les coupes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches marbrées, reliures de l'époque.Notre exemplaire est bien complet de son rare atlas qui manque presque toujours. L'atlas complet de ses 31 planches gravées, à la date de 1819, est relié en pleine basane marine, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés comportant deux accrocs restaurés, légers accrocs sur les coupes. Quelques rousseurs.

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        Die Ruhe der heiligen Familie auf der Flucht nach Ägypten., Radierung nach Friedrich Overbeck.

      1819/1826. 1819 - In der Platte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet "Federico Overbeck inv. e del., Ferdinando Ruscheweyh inc. Roma 1826. Auf festem Velin. Mit gleichmäßigem Rand. Nagler 19. - Ferdinand Ruscheweyh war als Zeichner und Reproduktionsstecher tätig. Er begann seine Ausbildung 1803 bei Daniel Berger in Berlin und ging dann nach Wien, wo er Drucke nach den alten Meistern herstellte und in Kontakt mit Franz Pforr kam. 1808 zog er nach Rom, wo er bis 1832 blieb. Hier schloss F. Ruscheweyh sich P. v. Cornelius und F.Overbeck an, dessen Werke er durch seine graphischen Reproduktionen zu weiterer Verbreitung verhalf. - Minimal stockfleckig im Rand teils etwas stärker. In den Ecken auf Unterlageblatt montiert. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 12,4 x 14,7 cm (Darstellung). 23,3 x 23,4 cm.

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        A treatise on artificial pupil in which is described a series of improved operations for its formation whith an account of the morbid states of the eye to which such operations are aplicable to this is added the first annual report detailing the case of all the pensioners, who, during... By Sir W. Adams ophtalmic surgeon to the above institution

      Published by Baldwin, Cradock & Joy 1819 In 8, pp. VIII + 134 +?XII + (50) con 1 tav. f. t. a col. inc. all'acquaf. Dedica aut. al retro della tav. f. t.?Rara edizione originale di questo classico della storia dell'oftalmica,? dedicato all'operazione della ?pupilla artificiale, sistema gi? esperimentato dal celebre Assalini ed esposto nel suo saggio sulla pupilla artificiale pubblicato nel 1811. Adams fu allievo di J. Hill e nel 1805, spostatosi a Londra conobbe J. Cunningham Sauders che aveva appena aperto un ospedale per la cura dell'occhio. Adams assistette cos? a molte operazioni oftalmiche e dopo qualche anno divenne chirurgo a Exeter. Di grande interesse la presenza della bella dedica ad Assalini, con riferimenti ad un paziente e a un'operazione oftalmica. La firma a questa importante dedica non ? ben identificabile, non sembrando quella di Adams. Sicuramente pu? trattarsi di altro oculista di rilievo, essendo in rapporti con l'Assalini. ? ITA

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        Geognostische Studien am Mittelrheine.

      Kupferberg,, Mainz, 1819 - Mainz, Kupferberg, 1819. 21 x 12,5 cm. VIII, 223, [1] S. Neues Halbleinen. Text stockfleckig. Mit einer alten handschriftlichen Nr. auf dem Titelblatt. Poggendorff II, 998f. Frühe Arbeit des Trierer Geologen und Historikers Johann Steininger (1794-1874), der am Trierer Gymnasium Naturwissenschaften lehrte und unter anderem auch Lehrer von Karl Marx war. In zahlreichen Wanderungen und Studienreisen untersuchte er die Geologie und Mineralogie des mittelrheinischen Raumes, besonders des Trier-Luxemburger Gebietes und den Vulkanismus der Eifel. Seine Forschungen und Publikationen waren in der Frühzeit dieser Wissenschaftsbereiche grundlegend und wegweisend (Guido Groß in: Trierer Biographisches Lexikon, hg. v. Heinz Monz, Trier, WVT 2000, S. 450). Die älteste geognostische Arbeit Steiningers! Text stockfleckig. Mit einer alten handschriftlichen Nr. auf dem Titelblatt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cincinnati Directory

      Oliver Farnsworth, 1819. Hardcover bound in brown full leather, 156 pages. No edition stated. Containing the names, profession and occupations of the inhabitants of the town, alphabetically arranged; with the number of the building occupied by each. It also contains an account of its etc. with an interesting sketch of the local situation and improvements. Main text is preceded by an almanac for the year 1820. The binding is heavily scuffed and worn, tips of corners are rounded, there are tears on the sides of both the head and heel of the spine, front end papers and both sides of the first free page host childish drawings, the free end paper is torn and about half of it is gone, chipping on the fore edge margin of the first few pages, all paper is age toned and is foxed but the text is still easy to read. This is a worn but still intact copy of this most interesting glimpse of Cincinnati. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. . No Edition Stated. Full-Leather. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        Letter to Viscount Sidmouth ... on the Transportation Laws, the State of the Hulks, and of the Colonies in New South Wales

      London: J. Ridgway, 1819. Octavo, bound with the half-title, often lacking, folding table, 137pp.; a fine copy, in traditional half calf, spine gilt-lettered, the Hobill Cole copy with his bookplate and with the blind stamps of Tom Ramsay and Fred C. Eager. Scarce first edition of Bennet's scathing attack on the convict system under Governor Macquarie. This work is one of the more significant contemporary accounts of convict discipline, and is considered an essential document of the Macquarie era, not least as it prompted Macquarie's own response.Henry Bennet (1777-1836) was a British parliamentarian who began a crusade for penitentiary reform that culminated in 1816. His "efforts 'to diminish the sum of human misery' adorn the history of English criminal law. No retributory institution, prison, hulk, penal colony, or penitentiary adequately combined punishment with reformation: he and his select committees exposed them, but to little avail" (ODB). The scope of his inquiry was both broad and enlightened, and included the conflation of political prisoners with felons and the plight of insane persons. Nor surprisingly, the penal colony at New South Wales was attacked as a dumping ground. Bennet writes in his Letter to Viscount Sidmouth 'to get rid of the miserable objects of legal punishment constituted the sole occupation of these administrators of our penal law; and when the grave closed on some, and the distance of half the globe prevented the cries of the others of the victims we banished from our shores from being heard in England, these artificers of death, moral and physical, were satisfied the law had taken its course...'Bennet was manipulated and sometimes misinformed by enemies of Macquarie (including the sanctimonious and vitriolic 'flogging parson' Samuel Marsden). Nonetheless, his Letter to Viscount Sidmouth reflects deep contemporary concern with the problematic role of New South Wales as a place of both punishment and reform.A fine copy from notable Australian collections. Ferguson, 731; Australian Rare Books, 42.

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. Complete in 10 volumes

      London: For F. C. and J. Rivington et al, 1819. First edition thus.. Hardcover. 8vo. (9 x 5.5 inches). 10 volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I. With fold-out sheet, hors-texte to Volume I, Volume VII. Full tan calf with contrasting black morocco labels gilt. Calf slightly scuffed, marked, rubbed. Spines a little dry. Spotting to prelims and extrems. Early owner's name bookplate to each pastedown (Fasquel [?]). Scholarly annotations in English in pencil to margins in volume VIII. Trifle light tanning to textblock. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set. Text in English in volumes I-VI; text in Latin in volumes VII-X. Very heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Oeuvres

      Edition illustrated with 14 engravings inset and a genealogical table brochure. Binders half black shagreen, back with four nerves set with gilded garlands adorned with quintuple gold and black boxes, framing of double net gilded on the boards of black cardboard, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some corners lightly bumped minor, sprinkled edges. Lovely group established in a uniform binding. Desoer Paris 1819-1825 12,5x20cm 9 volumes reliés

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        A Catalogue of the Lansdowne Manuscripts in the British Museum With Index of Persons, Places and Matters Printed by Command of His Majesty King George III, in pursuance of an Address of The House of Commons of Great Britain [Preface by Henry Ellis] REMARKABLY FRESH, CRISP COPY IN INSTITUTIONAL BINDING

      [British Museum],, 1819. Large folio, First Edition, some moderate age-staining, a handful of leaves expertly remargined; strongly bound in early twentieth-century terracotta buckram, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy. Sold from an institution with its bookplate on front paste-down and small, neat stamp on title verso. The Lansdowne MSS are a significant named collection forming part of the holdings of the British Library. They include State papers and correspondence of Lord Burghley, Papers of Sir Julius Caesar, Papers of Dr. White Kennett (his manuscripts passed to James West and so to Lansdowne), historical papers from the 15th-18th centuries, William Petyt's parliamentary papers and papers of legal interest, and topographical and heraldic collections of great importance. The MSS were purchased by the british Museum at Sotheby's auction in 1807. The catalogue comprises: Part I: The Burghley Papers; Part II: the remaining papers (each part having its own separate index), together with a transcript of the Commons Address, the Royal Commission with Caley's Order and a detailed contectural Preface by Henry Ellis. A REMARKABLY FRESH, CRISP COPY OF AN INVALUABLE AND EXTREMELY SCARCE WORK.

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        A Catalogue of the Lansdowne Manuscripts in the British Museum. With Index of Persons, Places and Matters. Printed by Command of His Majesty King George III, in pursuance of an Address of The House of Commons of Great Britain. [Preface by Henry Ellis] REMARKABLY FRESH, CRISP COPY IN INSTITUTIONAL BINDING

      [British Museum], 1819 - Large folio, First Edition, some moderate age-staining, a handful of leaves expertly remargined; strongly bound in early twentieth-century terracotta buckram, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy. Sold from an institution with its bookplate on front paste-down and small, neat stamp on title verso. The Lansdowne MSS are a significant named collection forming part of the holdings of the British Library. They include State papers and correspondence of Lord Burghley, Papers of Sir Julius Caesar, Papers of Dr. White Kennett (his manuscripts passed to James West and so to Lansdowne), historical papers from the 15th-18th centuries, William Petyt's parliamentary papers and papers of legal interest, and topographical and heraldic collections of great importance. The MSS were purchased by the british Museum at Sotheby's auction in 1807. The catalogue comprises: Part I: The Burghley Papers; Part II: the remaining papers (each part having its own separate index), together with a transcript of the Commons Address, the Royal Commission with Caley's Order and a detailed contectural Preface by Henry Ellis. A REMARKABLY FRESH, CRISP COPY OF AN INVALUABLE AND EXTREMELY SCARCE WORK. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Saggio sull'indifferenza in materia di religione dalla francese nella italiana favella ridotto dal P.M. Angelo Bigoni. Preceduto da una prefazione e da varie note del medesimo traduttore.

      presso Giuseppe Alessandro Paccasassi e figli, Fermo - 1819-1820. 6 voll. in-8 (210x140 mm.), pp. 223, (1), 237, (2); 231, (1); 190; 208; 191, (1). Belle legature in piena pelle bazzana, piatti incorniciati da bordura in oro, dorsi interamente ornati da fregi in oro, doppi tasselli con titoli e numerazione dei tomi. Prima edizione italiana di questa pietra miliare dell'ultramontanismo in cui l'autore sostenne con forza la prevalenza del principio di autorità contro l'azione pervertitrice della raison illuministica. E' noto che Giacomo Leopardi fu lettore e attento censore di quest'opera, che egli conobbe in questa edizone dii Fermo. Essa svolse una funzione decisiva per la riflessione intorno a molti pensieri riportati nello Zibaldone. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Catalogue of the Lansdowne Manuscripts in the British Museum. With Index of Persons, Places and Matters. Printed by Command of His Majesty King George III, in pursuance of an Address of The House of Commons of Great Britain. [Preface by Henry Ellis] REMARKABLY FRESH, CRISP COPY IN INSTITUTIONAL BINDING

      [British Museum] 1819 Large folio, First Edition, some moderate age - staining, a handful of leaves expertly remargined; strongly bound in early twentieth - century terracotta buckram, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy. Sold from an institution with its bookplate on front paste - down and small, neat stamp on title verso. The Lansdowne MSS are a significant named collection forming part of the holdings of the British Library. They include State papers and correspondence of Lord Burghley, Papers of Sir Julius Caesar, Papers of Dr. White Kennett (his manuscripts passed to James West and so to Lansdowne), historical papers from the 15th - 18th centuries, William Petyt's parliamentary papers and papers of legal interest, and topographical and heraldic collections of great importance. The MSS were purchased by the british Museum at Sotheby's auction in 1807. The catalogue comprises: Part I: The Burghley Papers; Part II: the remaining papers (each part having its own separate index), together with a transcript of the Commons Address, the Royal Commission with Caley's Order and a detailed contectural Preface by Henry Ellis. A REMARKABLY FRESH, CRISP COPY OF AN INVALUABLE AND EXTREMELY SCARCE WORK.

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        Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne , A

      London: L. Harrison for R. Ackermann, 1819-20. - One of the Great Nineteenth-Century Color-Plate BooksA Spectacular Copy In the Six Original PartsGERNING, J.J. [Johann Isaac] von. A Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne. With illustrations of the scenes of remarkable events, and of popular traditions. Embellished with twenty-four highly finished and coloured engravings, from the drawings of M. Schuetz [sic]; and accompanied by a map. Translated from the German by John Black. London: Published by R. Ackermann, 1819-1820. First edition, first issue, in the Original Parts. One of seven hundred and fifty copies. (plates unnumbered without later dates per Tooley).Large quarto (14 1/4 x 11 5/8 in; 361 x 298 mm). 1-32; 33-64; 65-96; 97-128; 129-160; xiv, [2], 161-178 pp. Complete with the list of subscribers (pp. [v]-viii). Large folding engraved map with color highlights and twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates by D. Havell and Sutherland after C.G. Schutz. Text watermarked 1817 & 1818; plates watermarked 1816 & 1818. Complete with the publisher's slip inserted in part one.Original gray printed wrappers, sewn as issued. Ink manuscript part numbers in center of each front wrapper. A spectacular example chemised in a (worn) brown buckram clamshell case. Bookplate of Joel Spitz on front inside wrapper of part one. A fine tall, uncut copy, quite spectacular and the finest we have ever seen and with the earliest possible watermarks. Considered to be one of the 'key' color-plate books of any collection."The original [unillustrated] German edition was published in Wies-baden in 1819 as Die Rheingegenden von Mainz bis Cölln, and it is clear from the ‘Vorerinnerung’, which is dated 14 June 1819, that Ackermann’s edition was already planned; it seems possible in the circumstances, in fact, that the text was commissioned by Ackermann, as were the views for the plates Another German edition, this time containing twenty-four views, was published in Frankfurt in 1822" (Abbey). "Containing a complete History and Picturesque Description of a portion of Country so full of curious and interesting circumstances, as well as so resplendent for its landscape, grandeur, and beauty. The Work will be embellished with Twenty-four highly finished and coloured Engravings, from Drawings expressly made by an eminent Artist, resident near the Banks of the Rhine, and habitually familiar with every part of it The romantic, beautiful, and ever-varying Scenery of this River forms a distinguished feature of every modern foreign Tour; and no one can consider himself as an accomplished traveller who is not more or less acquainted with it Baron von Gerning, whose literary character is so well established in Germany, has undertaken to write the Historical Part; and Mr. Schutz, so well known as an artist, will furnish the Drawings" (Ackermann’s prospectus for the completed work, printed on the rear wrapper of Part I and others)."There are definitely later issues of the book and these can be recognized by having plate numbers at the top right-hand corner. The impressions in these issues are poor and the colouring less good" (Abbey).Abbey, Travel, 217. Martin Hardie, pp. 107-108 and 312. Prideaux, pp. 337 and 375. Tooley 234. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geognostische Studien am Mittelrheine.

      Mainz, Kupferberg, 1819.. 21 x 12,5 cm. VIII, 223, [1] S. Neues Halbleinen. Text stockfleckig. Mit einer alten handschriftlichen Nr. auf dem Titelblatt.. Poggendorff II, 998f. Frühe Arbeit des Trierer Geologen und Historikers Johann Steininger (1794-1874), der am Trierer Gymnasium Naturwissenschaften lehrte und unter anderem auch Lehrer von Karl Marx war. In zahlreichen Wanderungen und Studienreisen untersuchte er die Geologie und Mineralogie des mittelrheinischen Raumes, besonders des Trier-Luxemburger Gebietes und den Vulkanismus der Eifel. Seine Forschungen und Publikationen waren in der Frühzeit dieser Wissenschaftsbereiche grundlegend und wegweisend (Guido Groß in: Trierer Biographisches Lexikon, hg. v. Heinz Monz, Trier, WVT 2000, S. 450). Die älteste geognostische Arbeit Steiningers!

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        The First Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of the picturesque; [with] The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of consolation; [and] The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of a wife [3 Volumes] A Comic Poem Satirising William Sawrey Gilpin.

      Published by R. Ackermann at the Repository of Arts, London / 1820 / 1821. 1819/1820/1821. - Uniform matching hard back binding in contemporary smooth finest quality brown leather covers with different coloured leather inlaid to the the front and rear boards, raised bands with twin morocco labels to the spines, marble paper end papers, all page edges gilt and gilt dentelles. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 276; 277; 279 printed pages of text with single-sided coloured aquatint plates including coloured frontispiece and title page to each. First Tour is Eighth edition [1819] with new plates, Second Tour is Second edition [1820], Third Tour is First Edition [1821]. General light rubbing to the spine edges, one hinge has been repaired, some off-setting from the plates, but without any foxing to the paper which is particularly clean. Member of the P.B.F.A. POETRY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne…, A

      1819-20. first edition. One of the Great Nineteenth-Century Color-Plate BooksA Spectacular Copy In the Six Original PartsGERNING, J.J. [Johann Isaac] von. A Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne. With illustrations of the scenes of remarkable events, and of popular traditions. Embellished with twenty-four highly finished and coloured engravings, from the drawings of M. Schuetz [sic]; and accompanied by a map. Translated from the German by John Black. London: Published by R. Ackermann, 1819-1820. First edition, first issue, in the Original Parts. One of seven hundred and fifty copies. (plates unnumbered without later dates per Tooley).Large quarto (14 1/4 x 11 5/8 in; 361 x 298 mm). 1-32; 33-64; 65-96; 97-128; 129-160; xiv, [2], 161-178 pp. Complete with the list of subscribers (pp. [v]-viii). Large folding engraved map with color highlights and twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates by D. Havell and Sutherland after C.G. Schutz. Text watermarked 1817 & 1818; plates watermarked 1816 & 1818. Complete with the publisher's slip inserted in part one.Original gray printed wrappers, sewn as issued. Ink manuscript part numbers in center of each front wrapper. A spectacular example chemised in a (worn) brown buckram clamshell case. Bookplate of Joel Spitz on front inside wrapper of part one. A fine tall, uncut copy, quite spectacular and the finest we have ever seen and with the earliest possible watermarks. Considered to be one of the 'key' color-plate books of any collection.?"The original [unillustrated] German edition was published in Wies-baden in 1819 as Die Rheingegenden von Mainz bis Cölln, and it is clear from the…?'Vorerinnerung?', which is dated 14 June 1819, that Ackermann?'s edition was already planned; it seems possible in the circumstances, in fact, that the text was commissioned by Ackermann, as were the views for the plates…Another German edition, this time containing twenty-four views, was published in Frankfurt in 1822?" (Abbey). ?"Containing a complete History and Picturesque Description of a portion of Country so full of curious and interesting circumstances, as well as so resplendent for its landscape, grandeur, and beauty. The Work will be embellished with Twenty-four highly finished and coloured Engravings, from Drawings expressly made by an eminent Artist, resident near the Banks of the Rhine, and habitually familiar with every part of it…The romantic, beautiful, and ever-varying Scenery of this River forms a distinguished feature of every modern foreign Tour; and no one can consider himself as an accomplished traveller who is not more or less acquainted with it…Baron von Gerning, whose literary character is so well established in Germany, has undertaken to write the Historical Part; and Mr. Schutz, so well known as an artist, will furnish the Drawings?" (Ackermann?'s prospectus for the completed work, printed on the rear wrapper of Part I and others).?"There are definitely later issues of the book…and these can be recognized by having plate numbers at the top right-hand corner. The impressions in these issues are poor and the colouring less good?" (Abbey).Abbey, Travel, 217. Martin Hardie, pp. 107-108 and 312. Prideaux, pp. 337 and 375. Tooley 234.

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        A Tour from the City of New York... to Detroit, in the Michigan Territory, Made Between the 2d of May and the 22d of September, 1816. The Tour extends [etc., etc., etc., etc.] The Tour contains notices of what fell under the author's observation concernin

      New-York: for the Author, by Kirk & Mercein, 1819. 8vo, original blue boards, rebacked, with original backstrip label laid down. 228, i-[lx], [10], lxi-lxiii pp. Three folding maps, one colored in outline, inevitable foxing, but a very good, untrimmed copy. First Edition. A complicated book, as the maps may number one or three and be colored or uncolored; and there may or may not be an errata slip. This copy lacks the latter, although pp. 7-8, "To the Reader, " contains numerous corrections of errata. In this copy the index is bound between "Addenda no. III" and "Addenda no. IV." As the book's very long title makes clear, Darby -- a surveyor and geographer -- was obsessive about including every detail that pertained to his travels. This copy bears on the title-page the stamp of " J. S. Skinner. / 1832, " surely referring to the eminent sporting and agricultural writer John Stuart Skinner (for whom see DAB). Bradford 1193. Howes D-66(aa). Sabin 18533. Streeter Sale 841.

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        Komische Mahlerey. Eine Sammlung charackteristischer Doppelköpfe auf XV Platten

      Leipzig, im Magaz. f. Industr. & Literat., (1819).. 15 Kupferstiche auf hellbraunem, groben Papier. Umschlag d. Zt. (aus demselben Papier wie das der Illustrationen), mit aufgezog. gest. Titel. 13 x 22 cm. Nicht im KVK, für mich nur ein Nachweis in einer Verlagsanzeige im "Extra-Anzeiger. Verzeichniß von Weihnachts- Neujahrs- und Geburtstags-Geschenken für die Jugend, welche im Industrie-Comptoir in Leipzig und in allen guten Buchhandlungen zu haben sind", erste Seite; eingebunden nach dem Intelligenzblatt der "Zeitung für die Elegante Welt" vom 30. Nov. 1819: "Komische Malerei, eine Sammlung charakteristischer Doppelköpfe auf 15 Blättern, quer 8. broch. 28 Gr.". - - - Die witzigen, karikaturhaften Köpfe zeigen bei einer Drehung um 180° jeweils eine andere Person. - Umschlag etwas fleckig und mit kl. Siegelresten. Am Rücken gerissen, aber fest in der Fadenbindung. Tls. etwas knittrig, bzw. eselsohrig.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, to which is added, An Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1819., 1819. 6 volumes. Contemporary green straight grained morocco boards with gilt rule, later expertly respined with gilt titles and very decorative, extra gilt tooling; marbled end papers and edges; gilt roll along edges of boards. Portrait frontispiece to volume 1. A very attractive set, clean and sound.

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        Komische Mahlerey. Eine Sammlung charackteristischer Doppelköpfe auf XV Platten.

      Leipzig, im Magaz. f. Industr. & Literat., (1819). - 15 Kupferstiche auf hellbraunem, groben Papier. Umschlag d. Zt. (aus demselben Papier wie das der Illustrationen), mit aufgezog. gest. Titel. 13 x 22 cm. Nicht im KVK, für mich nur ein Nachweis in einer Verlagsanzeige im "Extra-Anzeiger. Verzeichniß von Weihnachts- Neujahrs- und Geburtstags-Geschenken für die Jugend, welche im Industrie-Comptoir in Leipzig und in allen guten Buchhandlungen zu haben sind", erste Seite; eingebunden nach dem Intelligenzblatt der "Zeitung für die Elegante Welt" vom 30. Nov. 1819: "Komische Malerei, eine Sammlung charakteristischer Doppelköpfe auf 15 Blättern, quer 8. broch. 28 Gr.". - - - Die witzigen, karikaturhaften Köpfe zeigen bei einer Drehung um 180° jeweils eine andere Person. - Umschlag etwas fleckig und mit kl. Siegelresten. Am Rücken gerissen, aber fest in der Fadenbindung. Tls. etwas knittrig, bzw. eselsohrig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE LANGAGE DES FLEURS.

      Audot: Paris:, n.d. ca.1819. Paris: Audot n.d. ca.1819. First edition. Louise Cortambert's LE LANGAGE DES FLEURS is popularly regarded as the first Western book on the language of flowers. Although there were, in fact, earlier works on floral symbolism and flower-based languages, Cortambert's was by far the most popular and became the source for many, if not most, of the numerous later works on the same subject. It was published in 1819 under the pseudonym of Charlotte de Latour, and its true authorship remained unsettled for many years. "The illustrations to Le Langage des Fleurs constitute one of the chief sources of its charm. The original drawings were prepared by a floral artist of considerable renown, Pancrace Bessa," (Lucia Tomasi, AN OAK SPRING FLORA, pg. 366). Bessa was a student of Redouté and achieved a reputation as the foremost painter of miniature botanical illustrations in his day. These hand-colored plates - a frontispiece and one plate for each month of the year - depict from one to three individual flowers above engraved captions giving their name and associated sentiment or virtue. The text is arranged by seasons. Sections for each month of the year are further divided into chapters devoted to the appropriate flowers, their lore and meaning. There is also a dictionary of the language of flowers and a table of floral attributes for each hour of the day. The work went through several editions, some with the same illustrations, but the quality of the hand coloring in the original edition is noticeably superior.Oak Spring Flora 97 (later edition); Dunthorne 34 (later edition). 12mo (13.4 by 8 cm); xvi + 299 + (1) pp. + 14 hand-colored plates, including frontispiece + hand-colored title. With Hand-colored Plates By Bessa Contemporary maroon leather with gilt ruled raised bands to spine, intricate gilt tooling at head and heel, gilt ornaments in panels and black leather title piece lettered in gilt; upper and lower covers with blind-stamped panels framed in gilt ornamentation and rule; a.e.g. overall light scuffing, with modest wear to corners; a printed quotation from Cicero is pasted onto the rear free endpaper; pasted onto the rear blank is a small printed payer to Mary asking for help in finding a husband; there is some light browning and occasional foxing to the text, but the plates are largely free of this on the actual impressions; with overslips for all except one plate.

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        Mission from Cape Coast to Ashantee, with a Statistical Account of that Kingdom, and Geographical Notices of Other Parts of the Interior of Africa

      London: John Murray, 1819. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. 3 maps (1 folding and 1 which is called an "Ichnographical" Sketch), folding facsimile, 6 (of 7) color plates, 1 of which is folding, 5 pages of music (on 3 leaves), viii, [2], 512p. Rebound in new quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in dark brown leather). 28cm. Relatively small stains here and there including corners or edges of some plates and maps. Lacks half-title and the color plate titled "A Captain in his War-Dress." Large folding color plate of the Yam Custom is misfolded and has split and is somewhat worn along some of the folds (which were reinforced at some time in the past). From the John Ralph Willis Collection of Africana with his bookplate remounted on the new endpaper. Important and rather scarce account of travel in West Africa.

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        Spanish America; or a Descriptive, Historical, and Geographical Account of the Dominions of Spain in the Western Hemisphere, Continental & Insular

      Abraham Small, Philadelphia 1819 - XX, [21]-482 pp. + adv. [2 pp]. Illus. with a map and color engraving (both folding). "Illustrated by a Map of North and South America, and the West India Islands; and an Engraving, Representing the Comparative Altitudes of the Mountains of those Regions." Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847), an officer of the British army, "compiled his work with considerable care from the writings of Humboldt, and from the standard early Spanish books upon the American colonies. His volumes present a very useful summary of the condition of old Spanish America at the time when the several colonies began their career as independent states," (Larned, p. 443). This first American edition in one volume was preceded in 1818 by the English two volume edition. Sabin 6333. Palau 32836. Spain & Spanish America I: 100. Lowndes I: 235. Larned 3909. Hill p. 53. A very good copy, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, small marginal tear to map expertly repaired. Rebacked in style with tan paper spine over original blue-gray paper covered boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mazeppa, a Poem

      London: John Murray, 1819. First Edition. Second issue with p. [70] blank and imprint moved to p. 71 verso. Octavo (22.5cm.); original drab wrappers in custom-made cloth four-flap chemise; [4],71,[1],[8](ads)pp. Light dust-soil, shallow loss to spine foot, very faint contemporary ownership signature to upper wrapper. Very Good and sound. MILES I, p. 131-133.

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