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      London ;- Rodwell and Martin 1820 - Rare First Edition. Superb large folding Map. Large Quarto. Contemporary Half Calf / marbled boards / modern leather spine with gilt and raised bands & leather spine title-labels. xx + 548pps. Worcester Library Bookplate. A Most Handsome copy. (some slight foxing.) As well as detailing his expedition to the Jumna and Ganges Rivers, Fraser gives a history of Nepal and an account of the war between that country and the British in 1814. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867.]
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        [in Hebrew characters, transliterated at] Doz Nayye` Te`stame`nt fon De`m Me`ssyas.

      [London]: Gedruckt bey A. Macintosh 8vo (18 cm; 7"). 591, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1820 In 1820 the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews (commonly known as the London Jews Society, or the L.J.S.) ? founded in 1809 ? undertook to supply German-speaking Jews with copies of the German Scriptures in Rabbinic character. With this object it employed Judah D'Allemand to transliterate Luther's version of the N.T., using Von Meyer's Frankfort edition of 1819" (Darlow & Moule). We have to admit that there is considerable disagreement as to whether the language of this N.T. is Yiddish, Judeo-German, or merely German in Hebrew characters. Different libraries have catalogued it differently; the majority say Yiddish. We take the middle ground of Judeo-German, that is, German-based Yiddish rather than Polish Yiddish. To us, this makes sense as the LJS published a Polish Yiddish N.T. the next year (i.e., 1821). Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate fewer than ten U.S. libraries reporting ownership. Recent marbled paper over boards, black leather gilt spine label. Scattered foxing, notably to first and last leaves; evidence of light use only. => A rather nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Ile de Philae. Vue Perspective du Temple de L'Ouest et de Plusieurs Autres Edifices.

      Panckouke. Paris. Ca. 1820. - Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 16 x 24 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area), a few short tears to lower edge (image not affected). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 24 from Volume I of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown is a panoramic view of the Birth House and several other structures found on the Island of Philae in Upper Egypt; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of this beautiful edifice.

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      [Norfolk, Va.; Bermuda; and elsewhere, 1820. Nine items. Very good. Early American Jewish merchant Moses Myers (1753-1835) was born in New York City to Dutch merchant Hyam Myers and Rachel Louzada. After serving briefly in the New York Second Battalion during the American Revolution, he went into business with his cousin Samuel Myers. Shortly after marrying Eliza Judah in 1787, he moved to Norfolk, Virginia and established an import/export business there. Myers and his family were the first permanent Jewish- American residents in the Norfolk area, and would compose the regions entire Jewish population for over a decade. His house, constructed in 1795 and occupied by the Myers family until 1935, still stands in downtown Norfolk and is the oldest Jewish home in America operated as a museum. This archive is comprised of the following documents: 1) Two leaves from Moses Myers' letter book, with the texts of three letters, dated Aug. 18 to Sept. 5, 1795, written to James Swan, giving prices of various commodities. 2) Partly-printed bill of lading for a shipment of hemp, tar and turpentine to the French Republic aboard Myers ship named John. Norfolk, March 12, 1796. 3) Autograph letter, being the first leaf only of a letter written to an unnamed Count, relaying news of the declaration of war and on war related arrests in Norfolk, July 29, 1812. 4) Printed broadside, accomplished in manuscript, signed by W. Gerritt, concerning the capture of the Ship Nancy by the Ship of War Goree. Folio. St. George, Bermuda, manuscript additions dated Dec. 16, 1812 (the broadside was probably printed the same year, at St. George). 5) Manuscript true copy of a claim by John Slone on behalf of Moses Myers, concerning the capture of the Ship Nancy in Bermuda. Jan. 21, 1813. 5pp. 6) Partly-printed document signed by British Consul to Virginia Patrick Savage, confirming that Albert Almond is a notary public. Norfolk, Dec. 3, 1816. 7) Autograph letter signed from Moses Myers to his son, Myer Myers, a lengthy letter concerning the recovery of payment for a shipment to Norway and on other business matters. Norfolk, Dec. 10, 1817. 3pp., with integral address leaf. 8) Manuscript balance of account between John Myers and Robert Montgomery & Co., ca. September 1816. 2pp. 9) Inventory of the ship Georgiana. [ca. 1820]. 1p.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London: Harvey and Darton,, 1820. Paperback. Very Good +. Published by Harvey and Darton, 55 Gracechurch Street and Wm. Darton, 58 Holborn Hill. 1820 . A PRESENT FOR A LITTLE GIRL, early reprint, 12mo, 150 x 88 mm, 5 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches, (52) pages, final pages contain adverts, as does the back wrapper, adverts for Harvey & Darton publications. Engraved title page vignette of little girl reading, 3 full page engravings and 24 delightful half page, some of children at play, some of naughty children. A series of little essays and verses on many topics, some instructive, some extolling virtue. Bound in original red card wrappers, the text has the odd small mark, but generally very clean copy with the ex libris plate of Lawrence Darton on verso of front wrapper . I think the book may have some minor restoration such as being resewn. A good plus copy. First published in 1797 with different illustrations. The Dartons, G227(13);

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Travels in Italy, Greece and the Ionian Islands. In a series of letters, descriptive of manners, scenery, and the fine arts. (Vol. I-II)

      Archibald Constable and Co, Edinburgh, Hurst Robinson and Co. London 1820 - First edition, later green half leather binding, with raised bands and gilt title, tight and in good condition; armored bookplate on pastedown (Chapman-Purchas); inside excellent condition, some of the 20 plates (engraved by W. H. Lizars from drawings by the author) with very minor spotting; Vol I. xxii, [i], 399, (1, errata) ; Vol.II: xiv, 437, (1, errata), XIV (works newly published by the editors) Very fresh and fine set; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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      GRUNDTVIG, N. F. S. (övers.) Bjowulfs drape. Et gothisk helte-digt fra forrige aar-tusinde af angel-saxisk paa danske riim ved Nik. Fred. Sev. Grundtvig. Köpenhamn, Andreas Seidelin, 1820. 8:o. LXXIV,+ 325 s. Enstaka småfläckar, en större men svag fläck s. 8-10. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg, gröna snitt, liten skada på övre bakre fals, något svaga inre falsar. Bibl. danica V, sp. 412. Första utgåvan av Beowulf på ett modernt språk!

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        Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems

      Printed for Taylor and Hessey, London 1820 - FIRST EDITION. Full modern brown morocco with raised bands on the spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Bound without the half-title and ads. The blank upper margin of the title-page has been excised and restored, else this is a very good copy, finely bound, of Keat's third and final book, containing his finest and best-known odes. Hayward 233; MacGillivray 3.

      [Bookseller: Clarel Rare Books]
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      1820 ca.. Bella e rara veduta della città di Coira finemente acquarellata a mano da F. Landini mm 160x218

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        HAMBURG. "Der Hopfenmarkt in Hamburg". Überaus reich staffagierte Ansicht.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich, um 1820, 18 x 25 cm. Alt auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten und mit dem Titel auf einen festen Bogen Papier montiert. - Zauberhaftes, gouacheartiges Altkolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Mémoires et anecdotes sur la dynastie régnante des djogouns, souverains du Japon, avec la description des fêtes et cérémonies observées aux différentes epoques de l'année a la cour de ces princes, et un appendice contenant des détails sur la poésie des Japonais, leur manière de diviser l'année, etc; ouvrage orné de planches gravées et coloriées, tiré des originaux Japonais par M. Titsingh; publié avec les notes et éclaircissemens par M. Abel Rémusat.

      Paris, A. Nepveu, 1820. 8vo (19.3 x 12.0 cm). xxviii, 302 pp., one hand-coloured folded frontispiece, one engraved folded table, five hand-coloured folded plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine rich gilt including empire vignettes and a red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled.= Isaac Titsingh (1745-1812) was a Dutch surgeon, scholar, merchant and ambassador. During a long career in East Asia, Titsingh was a senior official of the Dutch East India Company. Between 1779 and 1784 he was head of a factory in Deshima, then the only ?eye? between Japan and the rest of the world. 18th and early 19th century Japan was much of a mystery to foreigners. This work unveils some its secrets. However, it does not only deal with the Japanese and their customs, but also reports on the geology of the country and in particular on the active volcanos. Two of the large, hand-coloured folded plates depict eruptions; of the Asama-Yama, and of a volcano in the Simahara district. The first of these plates, as well as a view of the island of Deshima with the Dutch factory were used again in Titsingh's "Byzonderheden over Japan", volume II (1825), see Landwehr. This edition is the first one published. The French sinologist Jean Pierre Abel Rémusat (1788-1832) edited the work after Titsingh's death in Paris. An English translation was published in 1822 and formed the basis of a translation (back?) into Dutch. Boards slightly rubbed, caption of one plate shaved with some small loss of text. Inner front hinge reinforced, otherwise a fine copy of this very rare work. Brunet V, 28316; Landwehr 456 (not this work, but "Byzonderheden over Japan", see above).

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Vue du bourg d'Anghiari, rive droite de l'Adige / La Divisione du Général Augereau attaque en queque la colonne de Provera, après qu'elle a passé l'Adige ...... / 14 Janvier 1797 (senza titolo)

      1820 ca.. Veduta dei combattimenti attorno al borgo di Anghiari. Prova di stampa mancante del titolo, degli autori e del numero in alto a dx., preparatoria per la famosa opera " Vues des champs de bataille de Napoléon en Italie dans les anées 1796, 1797 et 1800" poi pubblicata a Parigi nel 1835 sotto la direzione di M.le Lieutenant Général Pelet mm 497x795

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        Ansicht der Burg Greifenstein mit Blick über das Donautal. Greifenstein/St. Andrä-Wördern, [um 1820].

      1820. Lavierte Tuschzeichnung. Ca. 250 x 410 mm (Blattmaß). Blick nach Westen auf die Burg Greifenstein hoch über dem südlichen Donausteilufer auf ihrem Felsen im Wienerwald; rechts im Vordergrund im Wald lagernde Wanderer. Die wohl im 11. Jahrhundert errichtete Burg diente gemeinsam mit der gegenüberliegenden Burg Kreuzenstein der Überwachung des Donauknies bei der Wiener Pforte; Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts wurden sie von Johann I. von Liechtenstein erworben und im Stil der Romantik renoviert. Im unteren Rand bezeichnet: "Vue du chateau de Greifenstein appartement au prince de Lichtenstein."

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        Card game. [France, c. 1820/30].

      1820. Complete set of 32 erotic engraved translucent cards, 80 x 52 mm. Stored loosely in contemp. cardboard slipcase. This complete set of 32 cards is an erotic variant of the famous "Cartes royales" by Armand Houbigant. The original was published in 1818 with a royal privilege (cf. Schreiber, French, 31, and Hoffmann 35 with plate 52a). It marks the beginning of the costume playing card; Chatto (Facts and Speculations on the origin and history of playing cards, London 1848, p. 257) praises the illustrations as "the best of the costume cards that I have seen". They were considered very rare as early as the mid-19th century. The erotic cards (revealing a hidden image when held up to the light) created after this pattern are simplified reproduced engravings, but of extreme rarity in this form. This unique variant is especially noteworthy for stating the names of the persons depicted: kings Charlemagne, Louis the Saint (!), Francis I and Henry IV, queens Hildegarde, Blanche de Castille, Marguerite de Valois and Jeanne d' Albret; the Jacks are illustrated by important military commanders. No matching set is known. - Quite clean; slipcase rather strongly scratched and scuffed.

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      Romney and Foster C. Hullmandel. -1821 1820 - Folio 16x13 inches, original marbled boards with the original leather lettering label on the upper board, rebacked in plain calf. 36 FINE LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES OF SCENIC VIEWS. There is no exact bibliographic description of the above title but it was issued in six parts with 6 titles- just the plates are present. No complete copy is found on COPAC and this copy appears complete albeit without the titles. Views in Yorkshire, Chester, Richmond Surrey, and scenery with trees. Hullmandel, Charles Joseph 1789-1850 (printer of plates), Rodwell and Martin (publisher). Scarce with all 36 plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        ARCHITECTURE RURALE, Théorique et Pratique, à l'usage des Propriétaires et des Ouvriers de la Campagne; contenant 1° des considérations générales sur les Bâtimens, et des règles de disposition pour tous les édifices ruraux; 2° la Construction des murs, voûtes, murs de rempart, terrasses, etc.; 3° la Charpente, la Menuiserie, la Couverture, la Plâtrerie, la Ferrure, la Marbrerie, le Pavé et la Peinture d'impression; 4° une idée du Toisé, les Fouilles de terre, des Chemins, des Jardins; 5° un Traité des devis, marchés et évaluations; 6° des Tables de comparaison entre les anciennes mesures de France, et celles qui leur étoient correspondantes dans les Provinces du midi du Royaume, etc.

      De l'Imprimerie de Jean-Matthieu Douladoure, Toulouse 1820 - Rarissime édition originale (Barbier 268).Exemplaire bien complet de ses 11 planches dépliantes.Ouvrage d'une ambition quasi encyclopédique, offrant un traitement exhaustif des principes et matériaux d'architecture rurale : agencement des bâtiments de ferme, construction de ceux-ci (maçonnerie, charpente, couverture, menuiserie, ferrure, plâtrerie, carrelage, peinture, etc), utilisation de matériaux variés (chaux, brique, mortiers, enduits, crépis, pierre, sable, moellon, bois de charpente, tuiles, lambris, parquet, peinture à l'huile, au lait, encaustique, etc.). Une section très originale est consacrée à l'étude des éléments majeurs d'une exploitation agricole tels que caves et celliers, clapiers, colombiers, étables et écuries, grange, laiteries, magasins et meules à fourrage, orangeries, puisards, puits, ruches, toits à porcs, etc.Armand-Joseph-Marie de Saint-Félix, Marquis de Maurémont, Chevalier de malte et de la Légion d'honneur, est né en 1784. Épris d'agronomie et d'architecture, il est l'auteur de plusieurs traités, dont le livre "Architecture rurale, théorique et pratique". Il contribue à l'embellissement du Château de Maurémont. en 1815, il est sous-préfet de Villefranche de Lauragais, en 1823 préfet du Lot, et de la Vienne en 1830. Il démissionne à la Révolution de 1830 et vient se fixer à Maurémont. Il est élu député, et mainteneur de l'Académie des Jeux Floraux. Superbe état de conservation de la reliure, des rousseurs toutefois, notamment sur les planches. Superbe reliure d'époque Empire en plein veau raciné, dos lisse orné de dentelle et de fleurons dorés, roulette dorée en encadrement des plats et contre-plats, roulette dorée sur les coiffes également, filet doré sur les coupes. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie l'Art et la Manière]
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        Album with 51 topographical watercolours, depicting views from the Mühl dictrict in Upper Austria, from Styria and Lower Austria. Austria, c. 1820.

      1820. Oblong 4to (200 x 255 mm). 51 watercolors in ink and opaque white (measurements c. 130 x 180-160 x 215 mm), mounted in inked border. Contemp. calf with ornamental cover borders and spine fillets. Charming Biedermeier watercolor album. Apart from the numerous castles and ruins, the album also contains views of several mills, churches and landscapes in Upper and Lower Austria as well as Styria. The watercolors on bluish, yellowish and white drawing paper are tipped in within grey ink frames; two are signed with the name "Constantine". Below the frame, the watercolors have been captioned by the painter (some in French); the plates have been numbered in the top right corner by a different hand (1-53; numbers 23 and 24, which did not contain views but depicted the artist's private quarters, have been removed). 4-line calligraphic French motto on front endpaper; folded manuscript double leaf on front pastedown, containing a table of contents (by the same hand as the numbering). The series' focus is on the Mühl district in Upper Austria (37 watercolors), of which 17 show Schwertberg castle and environs, the nearby ruin of Windegg castle, and the neighboring mills. Further views show Klamm, Weinberg, Brandegg, and Ruttenstein castle. The principal Styrian views include Münichshofen castle near Weiz, the ruin of Sturmberg castle, and Herberstein. Among the seven plates from Lower Austria, those of Klamm near Schottwien, Pitten, Gutenstein, Merkenstein, and Brühl deserve special mention. - The delicate watercolors, almost all enlivened by figures an animals, and apparently executed by a talented amateur, captivate the viewer through their atmosphere: frequent sunsets alternate with scenes drenched in the warm light of the late afternoon; in other views, the almost unmodified bluish grey color of the drawing paper seems to hint at an approaching storm. - Detailed listing available upon request.

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      Paris, louis Janet 1820. Quatre tomes in-8°(21x13cm); belle reliure romantique plein veau glacé vert; Dos à nerfs orné de motifs dorés; pièce de titre. Palmettes estampées sur les plats ; tranches dorées. LV+474+462+528+540p.Discours préliminaire et notices par Dussault et Théry.39 gravures sous serpentes d'après Desenne,ver,et et hersent. Légères rousseurs sinon bel ensemble.

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        The Book of Common Prayer

      Oxford: J. Cooke and S. Collingwood, 1820. Thick 8vo, unpaginated; gilt-stamped contemporary maroon straight-grain morocco, elaborate floral corners enclosing a central gilt masonic star burst design incorporating a dove, gilt lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine; extremities rubbed, else very good. With a large red straight-grain morocco bookplate lettered in gilt on the front pastedown: Christ Church Middlesex, Robert Andrew Reynolds, Church Warden. With a large, colorful and detailed painting on the fore-edge showing Folly Bridge and Bacon's Tower at Oxford.

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        Autograph letter signed ("A. Scarpa"). Pavia, 2. XI. 1820.

      1820. Large 4to. ¾ p. Together with a lithographic portrait. To an unnamed female recipient, talking about the printing of one of his works and the problems of buying paintings: "'il bravo Tardini [...] mi ha proposto tempo fa un quadro di Jacopo Bassano del valore di 18 zecchini [...] A male andare metterò questa frà le disgrazie cui sono [avvezzi?] quelli che comprano quadri, e che mettono piena fiducia in persone che non si conoscono a fondo". - Somewhat spotty, edges slightly frayed; small loss to paper in the lower section (not touching text).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Nicolovius"). Berlin, 10. X. 1820.

      1820. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). An den Kunsthistoriker August Hagen (1797-1880), damals Student in Königsberg, dem er Goethes positives Urteil über dessen romantisches Märchengedicht "Olfried und Lisena" mitteilt: "[...] Heute [...] bietet sich mir eine so schöne Gelegenheit, Schuld u. Dank Ihnen auf eine erfreuliche Weise, u. beßer als ich je aus eignen Mitteln es vermöchte, abzutragen, daß ich diesen Augenblick erhasche u. flugs schreibe. In einem heute erhaltenen Briefe von Goethe steht nämlich folgendes: - Da ich die merkwürdige Stadt Königsberg nenne, von daher so viel Bedeutendes über Deutschland ergangen, so kann ich mich nicht enthalten ein romantisches Gedicht, Olfried u. Lisena, in Stanzen u. Zehn Gesängen, von August Hagen bestens zu empfehlen. Der Dichter ist sehr jung, man muß es daher in gewißem Sinne nicht allzu genau mit ihm nehmen. Er vereinigt mit dichterischem Verdienst auch das Sittliche u. man freut sich in seiner Arbeit keinen der Fehler zu finden, die man an unserer Jugend bedauert. Diese Stimme des ehrwürdigen Meisters möge Sie erfreuen u. ermuntern, ernsthaft weiter zu streben, u. geistige u. sittliche Würde in Sich ferner zu pflegen, u. der wahren Weise von oben immer mehr theilhaftig zu werden! Erlauben Sie es mir zu sagen, daß ich mit herzlicher Theilnahme Sie auf Ihrer Bahn begleite [...]". - Etwas gebräunt und fleckig und mit einigen Randschäden. - Beiliegend ein eh. Brief mit U. seines Sohnes, des Geh. Justizrats Friedrich Heinrich Georg Nicolovius, damals Auskultator am Stadtgericht, an Hagen in Dresden: "[...] In Weimar steht es ziemlich, der kleine Walther hat Scharlachfieber gehabt; der Vater ist wohl nun nach Marienbad, Tante Ottilie sollte nach Carlsbad. Dein Opus hoffe ich, hast Du geschickt, u. um so mehr ohne Anstand, da Goethe bereits schon davon unterrichtet wurde. Hast Du die Dresdner Dichter [...] kennen gelernt - Jean Paul doch gewiß? [...]" (Berlin 11. VII. 1822).

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        Vedute di Milano

      1820. Serie di vedute della città in un foglio. Incisione in rame, all'acquatinta, in ottime condizioni. Milano Milan 465 350

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        Théâtre complet des latins, par J.-B. Levée et par feu l'Abbé Le Monnier; augmenté de Dissertations, etc. par MM. Amaury Duval () et Alexandre Duval. 15 tomes, complet

      Chez A. Chasseriau Paris 1820 15 volumes en in-8 reliés, de 438 à 667 pages par volume. Très jolies demies basanes glacées à coins en violet sur les bandes et les coins, plats marbrés, dos à 4 nerfs richement ornés de dorures; titre, tomaison et auteur dorés sur fond noir, deux motifs à froid sur fond kaki; papier non rogné, 1 ex-libris en vignette sur chaque premier contre-platde Jules Baroux, texte français en regard. Légère fragilité des coiffes de têtes ( t.1 et 4), un petit accroc sur le haut du dos des t.2 et 4, frottement sur le second coin en cuir du haut du t.1, les deux coins du haut du t.3 sont émoussées, de petit(e)s manques/déchirures sur les plats des t.1 (un sur le haut du premier plat), t.2 (un sur le haut du second plat), t.3 (un sur le bas du premier plat), et t.15 (deux sur le second plat), de très rares petites rousseurs disséminées sur les toutes premières pages (t.1), les six dernières (t.5) et dans le t.14. Comprend: Plaute, 8 tomes, Térence, 3 tomes, Sénèque, 3 tomes et les Fragments (1 tome). Il s'agit d'un bon ensemble, solide, l'intérieur demeurant majoritairement très frais.

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        The Battle At Bunkers Hill Near Boston, June 17th 1775.; Die Schlacht Von Bunkers Hill Bey Boston, Am 17 Juny 1775.

      1820 - [London] , c.1820, 320 x 410mm. A view of one of the most famous battles of the American War of Independence which resulted in a Pyrrhic victory for the English. engraved by A. Kessler after the famous painting 'The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill' by J. Trumbull . As a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, Trumbull rendered a particular service at Boston by sketching plans of the British works, and witnessed the famous Battle of Bunkers Hill. He was appointed second personal aide to General George Washington, and in June 1776 deputy adjutant-general to General Horatio Gates, but resigned from the army in 1777. In 1780 he traveled to London where he studied under Benjamin West, who suggested to him that he paint small pictures of the War of Independence and miniature portraits, of which he produced about 250 in his lifetime. In 1784 he was again in London working under West, in whose studio he painted his Battle of Bunker Hill and Death of Montgomery.

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        Mémoire sur l'éducation des chevaux. (Moulins, L. Desrosiers, 1820).

      1820. Small 4to. 8 pp. Study on the training of horses, submitted and presented to the Agricultural Society of Allier, by Marien de Mareschal, Mayor of Deux-Chaises (France). The author tries to demonstrate the benefits of horse breeding. - Small defects to edges; slight dust-soiling.

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        Neues Figuren Lotterie-Spiel mit einer Spieltafel und 64 Figuren-Loosen. Nouveau jeu de loterie à Figures avec une table de jeu et 64 lots à Figures. O. O., um 1820.

      1820. Gefaltete Lottotafel (handkol. Radierung auf Karton aufgezogen), ca. 188 x 227 mm. Mit 60 (statt 64) dazu passenden Lottokärtchen sowie gedrucktem Anleitungskarton in deutscher und französischer Sprache. Zusammen in buntpapierbezogener Pappschatulle mit aufgezogenem rad. Titel (123 x 102 x 20 mm). Hübsches Lotterie- oder Bingo-Glücksspiel des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Auf 64 hübsch illustrierten Feldern können Jetons oder Geldbeträge gesetzt werden, über deren Einziehung durch die Bank oder Versechzigfachung ein entsprechendes, zufällig aus dem Kästchen gezogenes Figurenblatt entscheidet. - Schatulle etwas fingerfleckig; die Anleitung knittrig; das Spiel selbst wohlerhalten. Es fehlen die Motive Wiege, Kirschen, Eule und Meerjungfrau; unter Nichtbesetzung dieser Felder weiterhin spielbar.

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        An account of Timbuctoo and Housa, territories in the interior of Africa, by El Hage Abd Salam Shabeeeny; with notes, critical and explanatory .

      London Longman 1820 - First edition. 8vo., xxx, 547pp., page of ads at end, 2 folding maps, contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards, light wear. A fine copy of a scarce work. "The person who communicated the following intelligence respecting Timbuctoo and Housa, is a Muselman, and a native of Tetuan, whose father and mother are personally known to Mr. Lucas, the British Consul . His account of himself is, that at the age of fourteen years he accompanied his father to Timbuctoo, from which town, after a residence of three years, he proceeded to Housa; and after residing at the latter two years, he returned to Timbuctoo, where he continued seven years, and then came back to Tetuan . He proceeded from Tetuan as a pilgrim and merchant, with the caravan to Egypt for Mecca and Medina ." (Introduction). Gay 2766; Playfair, Morocco 527. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Political and Miscellaneous Works of... Common Sense. The American Crisis. Public Good. A Letter... to the Abbe Raynal. Dissertations on Government. Prospects on the Rubicon. Rights of Man. (Part the Second). A Letter Addressed to the Addressers... Dissertation on First Principles of Government. Agrarian Justice. The Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance. A Letter to George Washington... Letters to the Citizens of the United States... Miscellaneous Letters & Essays.

      First edition thus, 2 volumes, 8vo. Portrait frontispiece in volume I, some occasional foxing and mostly marginal soiling, one gathering early in volume I partly loose but sound. Uncut in 20th century quarter morocco, marbled sides. An early collected edition of Paine's works, published by the radical writer and publisher Richard Carlile, and prefaced with a life of Paine. Carlile's preface is signed "Dorchester Gaol, Nov. 12, 1820" where he had been imprisoned the previous year after having been convicted of blasphemy and seditious libel. The works are individually paginated with their own title pages.

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      New York: T. and J. Swords, 1820. Full Leather. Very Good binding. First published in by the SPCK in 1814 in three volumes, this edition -- the First American Edition -- combined them into two. The work of the two Anglican worthies was augmented in this American edition by John Henry Hobart, the Bishop of New York, sometime rector of Trinity Church in New York City and the founder of the General Theological Seminary. It is said of Bishop Hobart's additions: "He has greatly enhanced the value of this work by numerous additional notes, selected from the writings of the most eminent divines (not noticed by Drs. Mant and D'Oyly)" [cf. Allibone. A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Vol. I; p. 518]. Two quite chunky quarto volumes in diced calf with titling in gold to the spines and all edges marbled. A previous owner gift inscription penned on the verso of the front endpaper of Volume I. One board has been reattached and others reinforced with japanese tissue. An uncommon edition. (O'Callahan, p. 142-3). Very Good binding.

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        [Hamse-i Sani-zade]. Kostantiniye (Istanbul), Tabhane-yi Sahane / Dar üt-Tibaat ül-Amire (Imperial School of Medicine), 1235 AH [= 1820 AD].

      1820. Folio (208 x 289 mm). 3 parts in 1 volume: 4 pp. of prelims (blank, alif, ba, gim); 131, (1 blank) pp. and 35, (1 blank) pp. (bound alternately), with 56 etched plates; 39, (1 blank) pp.; 283, (1 blank) pp. Contemp. half calf with gilstamped spine and marbled covers. First edition of the pioneering Ottoman physician Sanizade's (1771-1826) medical compendium: the first three books (on anatomy, physiology, and internal medicine) of what would later be known as "Sani-zade's Canon of Five", "Kitâb ül-evvel fi t-tesrihât" ("Mir'âtül-ebdân fî tesrih-i a'zâil-insân"), "Kitab üs-sânî fi 't-tabîyat", and "Kitâb üs-sâlis Miyâr ül-etibbâ". This was one of the earliest Turkish medical works to draw thoroughly on western, Paracelsian science: indeed, it is modelled on and partly translated from Italian and German sources, such as Anton Störck, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Gabriele Fallopio, and Costanzo Varolio, reproducing anatomical illustrations from a variety of sources including Vesalius. - "[B]y and large Ottoman medicine remained [...] attached to its Galenic roots. [...] Real paradigmatic change began to appear only with the upheavals of 19th-century reforms, when translations and adaptations of new European knowledge made their way to the core of the medical profession. One of the first books to spark this revolution was Ataullah Sanizade's compendium 'Hamse-i sanizade', a series of five books published in Ottoman Turkish from 1820 onward, incorporating new medical knowledge from Europe. Sanizade was a brilliant and innovative physician and theorist (as well as musician, astronomer, and historian) who did much to integrate new medical knowledge with the old. His views on medicine encountered much opposition, mainly because of his support for surgery-based study of anatomy. As a result his request to dedicate his chef d'oeuvre to Sultan Mahmud II was denied. In time, however, the compendium came to replace the earlier canonic texts, and was fondly named 'kanun-i sanizade' (Sanizade's canon), referring, of course, to the old master's 'Qanun'. Although the compendium formally adhered to the humoral system and other concepts of ancient medicine, it was here that blood circulation was mentioned for the first time as a scientific concept and as part of a different medical theory. Some of the terminology included in this book formed the basis for a new medical profession that was beginning to take shape" (D. Ze'evi, Producing Desire [2006], p. 20f.). A five-volume Arabic edition appeared at Bulaq in 1828 by direct order of Mehmet Ali. - Part 1 bound as follows (agreeing with the copy in the BSB Munich): 4 pp. of prelims (blank, alif, ba, gim); 3, (1) pp., (2 plates), 2 pp. [index], 5-34 pp., (17 plates), 3-22 pp. [index], 35-68 pp., (9 plates), 23-35 pp. [index; pp. 25-28 numbered 3-6 in error], 1 bl. p., 69-94 pp., (12 plates), 37-48 pp. [index], 95-100 pp., (6 plates), 49-55 pp. [index], 1 bl. p., 101-106 pp., (3 plates), 57-60 pp. [index], 107-120 pp., (5 plates), 61-70 pp. [index], 121-128 pp., (2 plates), 71-80 pp. [index], 129-131 pp., 1 bl. p. Some dampstaining throughout, more prominently so in several plates. In all, a good copy of this rare work, the only edition published during the author's lifetime. OCLC 608102180.

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        [Artaria. Collection des Vues, Monumens, Costumes & autres objects remarquables de Vienne et de Ses Environs. Wien, Artaria & Co., um 1820].

      1820. 41 (statt 51) handkolorierte Umrißradierungen. Qu.-8vo, Blattgröße 226 x 170 mm. (Dabei:) Artaria. 4 handkolorierte radierte Tafeln mit Wiener Szenen und Berufsdarstellungen. Ebda., um 1820. (Und:) [Jügel, Charles. Le Rhin Pittoresque. Frankfurt/M., um 1840]. 37 handkolorierte und eiweißgehöhte Aquatintastiche. Qu.-8vo, ca. 165 x 125 mm Blattgröße, montiert auf Papierträger. Grünes Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel "Vienne / Le Rhin" und Rückenvergoldung. 4to. Charmante biedermeierliche Sammlung von Ansichten Wiens und seiner Umgebung sowie der berühmtesten Rheinansichten. Unter den Artaria'schen Blättern sind 19 Ansichten von Wien, 2 von Hietzing, 5 von Schönbrunn und 3 von Neuwaldegg; 8 Blätter zeigen Baden und 4 Schloß Laxenburg, alle mit detaillierter figürlicher Staffage. Die Figurenblätter zeigen Holzhauer und Brezelbäcker sowie Unterhaltungen im Kaffeehaus und eine "Volks-Scene im Prater". Unter Jügels reizenden Rheinansichten Bingen, Boppard, Koblenz, Köln, Mainz, Rüdesheim, die Loreley und St. Goarshausen mit den Burgen Katz und Rheinfels etc. - Einzelne Blätter etwas fleckig bzw. angestaubt, im ganzen aber von ausnehmend schöner Erhaltung, durchwegs in leuchtendem Originalkolorit. Nebehay/Wagner I, 58 (Vienne et environs).

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        Album de gravures originales

      - Vers 1820 ; sans date; Petit album cartonné, reliure ancienne, frottée aux coiffes et aux angles (14x11,5 cm) regroupant 24 gravures originales en petit format la plupart par Franz Hegi, quelques unes par Franz Niklaus König sur le thème des traditions des cantons suisses; pas de page de titre mais une liste des titres des gravures est collée sur la page de garde et provient peut-être d'un catalogue de vente; bel ensemble de ces rares vignettes gravées de grande qualité; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Going to Epsom Races. London, S. and J. Fuller, [c. 1820].

      1820. Hand-coloured aquatint strip panorama, raised in egg-white, in nine sections (56 x 4638 mm overall). Original giltstamped and illustrated green cloth, in like narrow cloth case. A fine example of this remarkable frieze of riders and carriages on the road from London to Epsom Race Course, with the race in progress. More than four and a half metres in length. In excellent condition and appealingly presented in the original cloth case (other specimens have been known to have been mounted on wooden cylinders). Cf. Abbey Life 472. Mellon/Snelgrove p. 23. Siltzer p. 58. Gee Sporting Panoramas 1. OCLC 82202922.

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        Three-quarter length portrait of a seated John Clare, facing left.

      Image 19 x 16.5cm; the background varnished, with sl. crazing in places. In a handsome contemporary gilt frame, glazed, approx. 31.5 x 28cm, 4.5cm deep. The frame is a little rubbed, with chipping & repair to small section of ornamentation, upper left corner.Commissioned by Clare's publisher John Taylor in 1820, the original oil painting prompted a contemporary art critic to exclaim "What life in the eyes! What ardent thirst for excellence, and what susceptibility to the outward expression in the quivering lips". This smaller version shows a more romanticised version of the poet than is depicted in the original, having a gentler, slimmer, and less ruddy face. The portrait in oils was engraved by Edward Scriven as the frontispiece to The Village Minstrel. A pencil sketch and an 1860s photograph, together with a number of sketches in the Northampton Museum, record Clare after 1840, but the Hilton portrait is the only image of him as a young man. According to Professor Jonathan Bate, the biographer of Clare, this watercolour is one of three executed by Hilton at about the same time as the original oil - one for Clare's patron Lord Radstock, one for his friend Mrs Emmerson and one for his father, Parker Clare. If it was owned by the last, the portrait hung in Clare's cottage for many years. Whether the other two watercolours survived is unknown. The picture clearly became 'lost' at some point in the nineteenth century: a printed label on the back of the frame states: 'A Gentleman (James West?), three-quarter length portrait ...'. William Hilton, R.A. (1786-1839) was, like Haydon, a 'history painter' on the grand scale as well as a portraitist (following his father, William Hilton, the Elder). His acquaintances included Keats (his portrait of the poet after Severn hangs in Keats' House), Lamb and Clare.

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        Tesoro del Foro Toscano o sia raccolta dell Decisioni del Supremo Consiglio e delle Regie Ruote Civili delle prime Appellazioni di Toscana.

      1820. Firenze, nella Stamperia del Giglio, 1820-1838, volumi 42, in-4 grande, mezza pergamena originale con punte. Giglio di Firenze inciso sui frontespizi.

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        L'Europe et ses colonies en décembre 1819

      Brissot-Thivars|& Delaunay, 1820. - Brissot-Thivars & Delaunay, Paris 1820, 13,5x22cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale. Leganti vitello mezzo rosso, torna con cinque nervi set con ghirlande dorate decorate con pinnacoli dorati e ghirlande stampati a freddo, fregi teste e le code dorate, piatti di cartone rossi, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, attacchi eleganti poi firmato da Thouvenin. Qualche piccolo foxing minore. Copia Piacevole disegnato in un affascinante divisa vincolante firmato Thouvenin. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi veau rouge, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées orné de fleurons dorés et de guirlandes estampées à froid, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, plats de cartonnage rouge, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, élégante reliures de l'époque signées de Thouvenin. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire établi dans une charmante reliure uniforme signée de Thouvenin.

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        Zeitvertreib für Kinder. Mit 360 Kupfern. Vienna, Anton Paterno, [c. 1820].

      1820. Small 8vo. Engraved title page and 13 engr. plates with a total of 360 illustrations. Contemp. marbled wrappers. Very rare children's picture books of the 'Oribis pictus' type, showing various objects (books, a clock, a dovecot, a gibbet, a mouse trap, musical instruments, etc.), animals, buildings, activities (studying, drinking coffee, sewing, dancing, etc.), professions and many other subjects, all captioned underneath the image, while sets of four have been numbered from 1 through 90. - Wrappers worn; spine damaged and wrinkled, some pencil markings to title page with old ms. ownership of "Anna Hofmann" on reverse; some fingerstaining throughout. OCLC 179193086 ("1830"). Cf. Alzheimer-Haller, Handbuch zur narrativen Volksaufklärung 941 (1790 Augsburg first edition).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Hamburg, "18. Mai" o. J.

      1820. 1 S. 8vo. An einen "[g]eehrte[n] Freund": "Ihrem Verlangen gemäß sende ich Ihnen eines der Exemplare meines Contractes wieder hier zu, und freue mich herzlich daß unsere Unterhandlungen es zu diesem Resultat gebracht haben. Wären indeß nicht die Familienverhältniße die mich so an Leipzig feßelten, so könnte es wohl sein daß mich Cassel Leipzig untreu gemacht hätte [...]". - Noch nicht fünfzehnjährig gab Rosalie Wagner an der Dresdner Hofbühne ihr Debüt als Theaterschauspielerin; 1820 wurde sie zur Hofschauspielerin ernannt. Zu ihren Rollen zählten Emilia Galotti oder die Luise Millerin. In den Jahren 1826 bis 1828 feierte "Demoiselle Wagner" als jugendliche Liebhaberin große Erfolge in Prag; 1829 gab sie kurze Gastspiele in Hamburg, Darmstadt und Kassel. Im Sommer 1829 kehrte Rosalie auf Drängen ihrer Familie nach Leipzig zurück. Der Höhepunkt ihrer schauspielerischen Karriere war die Rolle des Gretchens in der ersten Leipziger Faust-Inszenierung, die am 28. August 1829 anlässlich Goethes 80. Geburtstag uraufgeführt wurde. Richard Wagner war von der Leistung seiner verehrten Schwester so begeistert, dass er 1832 eine Folge von Kompositionen zu Goethes Faust schuf; ebenso zollte ihr Heinrich Laube Anerkennung.

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        Biblische Erzählungen des alten und neuen Testaments.

      in der Herder'schen Universitätsbuchhandlung, Freiburg 1820 - Zweyte Ausgabe. 2 Bände. Freiburg, in der Herder'schen Universitätsbuchhandlung, o.J. (um 1820). 8°. 491 S.; 448 S. Mit 2 gestochenen Titeln und 194 (von 198) Kupfertafeln. Reich vergoldete grüne Lederbände der Zeit in Schuber. Unvollständiges Exemplar, es fehlen 4 Tafeln. (43, 97, 98 und 51 in Band zwei). Vorsätz und einige Seiten des Neuem Testamentes wasserfleckig. Sprache: N

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        Vue Générale de la Bataille de Rivoli / gagnée par les Francais / 14 Janvier 1797 (senza titolo)

      1820 ca.. Grande veduta generale della battaglia sulla pianura di Rivoli Veronese. Prova di stampa mancante del titolo, degli autori e del numero in alto a dx. preparatoria per la famosa opera " Vues des champs de bataille de Napoléon en Italie dans les anées 1796, 1797 et 1800" poi pubblicata a Parigi nel 1835 sotto la direzione di M.le Lieutenant Général Pelet mm 545x982

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        FABLES DE M. LE BAILLY avec lettre, signature et poème autographe rare !

      FABLES DE M. LE BAILLY quatrième édition, suivie du Gouvernement des animaux ou l'ours réformateur, Poèmes épiques. vol comportant: * en page de garde, contrecollées; une fable inédite, " L'offrande d'Apollon " signée, et une fable à l'attention de M.le Bailly * une page manuscrite, contenant une fable allégorique " les deux Lievres " , adressé a mon ami de 50 ans, M., de Bailly, fabuliste, juin 1820.. * carnet de 36 pages manuscrit de la main de M. le Bailly, " Nouvelles fables de le Monnier, suivi d'un conte moral.." cet extrait est de la main de M.Le Bailly".. * signature manuscrite et envoi de M.le Bailly, en page de tire "..offert ..ancien avocat ami de cinquante ans.." Vol, relié, 210x140, relié cuir, reliure postérieure, 359pp, comprenant 2 gravures en taille douce Paris, chez Brière 1823 Antoine-François Le Bailly (ou Lebailly), né le 1er avril 1756 à Caen et mort le 13 janvier 1832 à Paris, est un librettiste et un fabuliste français. Antoine Le Bailly est l'auteur de quelques opéras, mais il est surtout connu pour ses fables, dont on a dit qu'elles prenaient rang après celles de La Fontaine et de Florian. Après avoir exercé la profession d'avocat, il vint à Paris, se lia avec Court du Gébelin et cultiva les lettres. Il se fit une réputation dans la fable où il a des saillies et des traits de bonhomie, où il est simple sans être trivial, mais manque de variété dans l'expression. Plusieurs de ses fables pèchent par la longueur. L'une des plus connues et des meilleures a pour titre Les Métamorphoses du singe. Un premier recueil parut sous le titre du Fables nouvelles, suivies de poésies fugitives (Paris, 1784, in-12 ; un second sous celui de Fables nouvelles (Ibid., 1814, in-12). Dans une troisième édition (1823, in-8°), Le Bailly remplaça les vers de l'épilogue à la louange de Napoléon par des vers en l'honneur des Bourbons

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("A Müller"). O. O., 2. V. 1820.

      1820. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. An den namentlich nicht genannten Philosophen Friedrich Schlegel: "Mir scheint, daß das im Original angeschlossene und für die Concordia bereits zugerichtete Dokument, die baldigste Bekanntwerdung durch Ihre Zeitschrift, mein hochverehrter Freund, verdienen dürfte. Der erste Entwurf ist freilich von mir, indeß so vielfältig mit den jungen Studierenden, von denen der Gedanke herrührte, besprochen worden, daß ich bitten muß keinen Nahmen [!] bey Gelegenheit dieser Publikation öffentlich zu nennen. Die Richtung desselben werden Sie für katholisch anerkennen, wenn auch jede religiöse Beziehung aus vielfältigen Rücksichten vermieden werden mußte [...]".

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        La race pure Anglo-Arabe. Étalons et poulinières inscrits au stud-book Français (1820-1900) avec indication de leur degré de sang arabe. Pau, Garet, 1904.

      1820. VI, (8), 369, (3) pp. With numerous folding plates. Contemp. green half calf with giltstamped spine and marbled boards. 8vo. First edition. - Indispensable French studbook of pure-bred Anglo-Arabian horses, indicating their percentage of Arabian blood. - Slight browning, but well preserved. Rare. Mennessier de la Lance 642. OCLC 843391487.

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        Autograph letter signed. Neuwied, 29. III. 1820.

      1820. 2 pp. on double leaf. 8vo. Mounted on flyleaf of: The same. Reise nach Brasilien in den Jahren 1815 bis 1817. Frankfurt/M., Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, 1820-1821. 2 pts. in 1 vol. Large 4to. XXXIV, (2), 380, (6) pp. XVIII, 345, (1) pp. With 19 engr. plates. Contemp. marbled half calf with giltstamped red label to attractively gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. Interesting letter (in German) to an unidentified professor, accompanying the first edition of his work on Brazil. Very likely to his former academic teacher in Göttingen, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840), under whom the author had read natural history in 1811-12: "Dearest professor, please accept this small token of my deep gratitude and veneration, and exercise forbearance when looking upon this product borne forth not by a scholar, but by a mere dilettante of descriptive zoology [...] The printer has retained a large number of obvious errors which unfortunately were in the manuscript, by fault of the copyist [...]". - Following the example set by the Humboldts, the Rhenish Prince Max zu Wied made significant contributions to botany, zoology, and ethnology through two long and well-documented expeditions, lasting several years. He led an expedition to Brazil in 1815-17, studying flora, fauna, and the native population. The prince was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Jena in 1858. - Letter shows slight edge damage to centerfold (no loss to text); some browning and traces of original folds. Book variously browned due to paper; the beautiful binding is very well preserved. Without the separately published plate volume. Sabin 47018. Borba de Moraes II, 43. Bosch I, 321. Baldus 1762. Conrad 755.

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        Description de l'Egypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches, qui ont été faites en égypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée Française. Paris, C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1820-1829.

      1820. A total of 36 vols.: 26 text vols. (4to) and 10 atlas vols. (elephant folio). With coloured frontispiece and 899 engraved plates and maps, many double-page-sized and folded. Slightly later English half calf, professionally repaired in places. Second edition of this monumental work (the first was published from 1809 onwards), the first comprehensive description of ancient and modern Egypt. Commissioned by Napoleon during his Egyptian campaign between 1798 and 1801, this encompassing historical, archaeological, art-historical, and natural-historical account of the country was realised through the efforts of the Institut d'Egypte in Cairo. Its influence was enormous, establishing Egyptology as an intellectual discipline and nurturing a passion for Egyptian art throughout the Western World. Edited by some of the leading intellectual figures in France, the Description also includes contributions from celebrated artists such as Jacques Barraband, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire, Jules-César Savigny and others. More than 150 scholars and scientists and some 2000 artists, designers and engravers were involved in its preparation. The success of the publication was such that work on the second edition (known as the "Pancoucke edition") began before the first was completed. The text was expanded into a greater number of volumes, now printed in a smaller format; new pulls were taken from the plates, and these were bound with many of the large-format plates folded into the new, reduced dimensions. - A splendid, clean copy, complete with all the plates. An incomplete copy of the second edition of the Description de l'Egypte sold at Sotheby's for £68,750 in 2016. Blackmer 526. Gay 1999. Brunet II, 617. Graesse II, 366. Cf. Monglond VIII, 268-343 (for the first edition). Nissen, BBI 2234. Nissen, ZBI 4608. Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration).

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        [Al-durr al-manzum fi wasaya al-sultan al-marhum]. Testament de Louis XVI, Roi de France et de Navarre, avec une traduction arabe par M. le Baron Silvestre de Sacy. Paris, de l'Imprimierie Royale, 1820.

      1820. 8vo. 19, (1), 22, (2) pp. Contemp. grey wrappers. First Arabic edition. "Silvestre de Sacy translated the Last Will and Testament of Louis XVI into Arabic and had the translation printed together with the French original in 1820, in hopes that it might prove a comfort and encouragement to the Christians of the Orient, while giving Muslim readers a demonstration of Christian submission and evangelical meekness" (cf. Fück). Three years previously, de Sacy had published the late King's Testament (together with the last letter of Marie Antoinette) in a luxurious folio edition. "Sacy never let his Christian convictions hamper his work as a scholar, for he saw religion as a personal matter. Although he revealed his faith at times, it was never to pose it as the strongest model against which to judge other religions. He was nevertheless very pious. There is no other way to explain his translation of the guillotined king, Louis XVI, into Arabic [...]. He apparently wished to show how devout, simple and charitable his beloved monarch had been" (Kamal as-Salibi, The Druze [London 2005], p. 20). - The orientalist de Sacy, a monumental figure in the development of oriental studies in France, began his career as professor of Arabic at the École des Langues Orientales Vivantes in 1796. In 1806 he was offered the chair of Persian at the College of France and in 1824 was appointed director of the school of oriental languages. He also acted as advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translating political propaganda into Arabic, including the "Bulletins of the Grande Armée" (cf. Atabey 1134). - Occasional slight duststaining near margins, but a good, untrimmed and wide-margined copy, the central bifolium remaining uncut. Fück 144 (note 377). Bibliothèque de Sacy III, 4781f. OCLC 25217438.

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        Chrestomathia Sanskrita, quam ex codicibus manuscriptis, adhuc ineditis, Londini exscripsit, atque in usum Tironum versione, expositione, tabulis grammaticis etc. illustratam edidit [...]. Munich, typographice ac lithographice opera et sumtibus propriis, 1820-1821.

      1820. Large 4to (222 x 253 mm.). 2 parts in one volume. XII, 194, (2) pp. (4), 147, (3) pp., all lithographed save for 1 page. With 6 lithographed plates (4 folding). Original temporary grey boards as issued. Rare; one of the first Sanskrit works published in Germany. Lithographed throughout (with the exception of a single letterpress page at the beginning of part 2) and published at the author's expense: "Alles über Umdruck lithographisch gedruckt" (Winkler). Contains the earliest (partial) edition of the Bhagavadgita (in part 2), pre-dating August Wilhelm Schlegel's edition - admittedly better printed - by several years. The former Benedictine monk Frank (1770-1840), an admirer of Persian philosophy, studied oriental languages in Paris and London. In 1821 he took the chair of Indian and Persian at Würzburg University and went to Munich in 1826 as Professor of Sanskrit. In spite of his pioneering work, he exerted little influence on the development of linguistics and Sanskrit studies, probably due to his penchant for mysticism and his laboured, nebulous prose (cf. ADB). - Boards worn; some browning and staining as common. From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013). Graesse II, 629. Winkler 224. ADB VII, 260.

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