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        Nouvelle clef des rébus, ouvrage propre à faciliter la lecture des petits symboles, ou figures parlantes qui accompagnent, dans les festins, les bonbons offerts pour l'amusement des convives. Suivi de la règle du jeu des rébus.Paris, Delarue (colophon: Lille, Imprimerie de Blocquel), [ca. 1820]. 16mo. With a woodcut rebus as frontispiece, a woodcut dictionary of rebus-pictures 65 woodcut rebus plates, and some small woodcut rebus-pictures in the "rules of the game of rebus". Original publisher's printed paper wrappers.

      Not in Gumuchian. Rare first(?) edition of a work on the art of the rebus, starting with a dictionary of rebus-pictures, arranged alphabetically according to the words or part of words they stand for. It is followed by a brief explanation of the art of the rebus, followed by 65 rebuses of varying length. These brief rebuses were often used on small pieces of papers in pieces of candy or sweets bought at fairs etc. Our copy includes one of those rebus-papers, loosely inserted, showing a picture of a horse-rider with a rebus of two lines underneath (5 x 4 cm). The book closes with the answers to the 65 rebuses and the frontispiece rebus and a few leaves listing the rules of the "rebus game".Edges slightly frayed and a few marginal water stains, otherwise in good condition. Paper wrappers stained, creased and lacking the spine. Quires only very loosely attached.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        1820 1ed Cotton Mather Magnalia Christi Americana Puritan SALEM Witch Witchcraft

      Hartford, Published by Silas Andrus. Roberts & Burr. Printers, 1820. First American edition. - 1820 1ed Cotton Mather Magnalia Christi Americana Puritan SALEM Witch Witchcraft “That there is a Devil, is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influences of the Devil.” Cotton Mather A rare first American edition of Cotton Mather’s “Magnalia Christi”. Originally written in 1702, this work is Mather’s most famous and important work relating to colonial New England and Massachusetts. It tells of early settlements, along with lives of important governors and magistrates. Cotton Mather was a Boston-born Puritan who played an important role in the establishment of Puritanism and Protestantism in America. Mather was also an important figure in the Salem Witch Trials, convicting many of witchcraft and demonic superstitions. This 1820 work of “Ecclesiastical History of New England” warns against devils, the Separatists, Familists, Antinomians, Quakers, clerical imposters, and Native American Indians. (Streeter). Howes even notes that this book is the “Most famous 18th-century American book” certainly in part to Mather’s detailed descriptions of the Salem Witch Trials, in which he criticizes many of the methods the courts used to condemn the accused. Item number: #1945 Price: $950 MATHER, Cotton Magnalia Christi americana ; or, The ecclesiastical history of New England; from its first planting, in the year 1620, unto the year of Our Lord 1698, in seven books. Hartford, Published by Silas Andrus. Roberts & Burr. Printers, 1820. First American edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volume set: o Vol I: [1], 573 o Vol II: [1], 595 • References: Howes M 391; Sabin 46393; Streeter II, 658; Church IV, 806; • Provenance: o Bookplate – Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes Anson Phelps Stokes, (13 April 1874 – 13 August 1958) was an American educator, historian, clergyman, author, philanthropist and civil rights activist. Stokes was one of three men of the same name; his father was multimillionaire banker Anson Phelps Stokes, and his son was Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr., an Episcopal bishop. o Handwritten – Roland Hitchcock • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~9in X 5.75in (23cm x 14.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1945 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Ansicht vom Wendelstein, unweit Bairisch Zell\". Blick auf Breitenstein und Wendelstein, vorne links Gruppe mit zwei Studenten, Bergbauer und Hirten, rechts Kühe.

       Altkolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Carl F. Heinzmann, 1820, 31,5 x 40 cm. Dreyer 42; Winkler 315,20. - Schöne Inkunabel-Lithographie mit reizender Personen- und Tierstaffage. - Auf die äußere Einfassungslinie beschnitten. Sehr feines, differenziertes Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Americana

      April 3, 1820. Manuscript Survey Signed "Richard Barbour Surveyor," one page, 16" x 13", Jefferson County, [Kentucky], April 3,1820. Light soiling and small loss at folds, edge wear, else very good condition with dark, legible handwriting. The survey, performed in response to "an order of the Jefferson Circuit Court …" was for a 2,244 acre tract of land fronting the Ohio River and extending southeast beyond Harrod's creek. In rendering his survey, Barbour very deftly surrounded the actual plan of the property with his textual description of the various landmarks used to define the boundaries of the property just up river from Louisville. The Ohio River and Harrod's Creek have been highlighted in watercolor. An attractive, early Kentucky survey, perfect for display.

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        Biographie nouvelle des contemporains ou Dictionnaire historique et raisonné de tous les hommes qui, depuis la Révolution Française, ont acquis de la célébrité par leurs actions, leurs écrits, leurs erreurs ou leurs crimes, soit en France, soit dans les pays étrangers.

      P., Librairie Historique, 1820 -1825. - 20 tomes en 20 vol. in-8, rel. post. (début XXe) demi-percaline bleu-nuit, pièce de titre rouge, plus de 300 portraits h.-t. au burin, (et non 240 comme annoncé au titre). Coins et coupes un peu frottés, qq. mors fendillés sur qq. cm., mais bon état d'ensemble. Les intérieurs sont frais malgré qq. piqures et mouillures angulaires. La biographie est précédée d'un Tableau par ordre chronologique des époques célèbres et des événements remarquables, tant en France qu'à l'étranger, depuis 1787 jusqu'à ce jour, et d'une Table alphabétique des assemblées législatives, à partir de l'assemblée constituante jusqu'aux dernières chambres des pairs et des députés. Réf. bibliographiques : (BRUNET I-490). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vaucluse Bay. Port Jackson. New South Wales.

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1820. Handcoloured engraving, 230 x 335 (plate size), mounted. Very rare and attractive view of Vaucluse, from Wallis's Historical Account of the Colony. laid down on fine tissue, tear repaired.

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        Poésies

      First separate edition. Bound in red paper so full morocco, smooth spine Russian red morocco decorated with gilt, gold wheels in the top and bottom, small traces of rubbing at the head and foot of spine, an upper corner blunt, yellow edges, binding time. A pale marginal wetting affecting most pages, copy virtually free of foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Baudouin frères Paris 1820 8,5x14cm relié

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        Geneva/ Genf/ Genéve / Ginevra

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1820 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 25,5,x 31; - description: Splendourful total view of Geneva with the lake

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        Carta pastoral que sobre las obligaciones del cristianismo, y la oposicion de este al espiritu revolucionario de estos ultimos tiempos, dirige a los fieles de la Santa Iglesia del Cuzco

      Editions du calle de San Jacinto, Lima 1820 - Independencia de america: Acerca del "espiritu revolucionario" del cristianismo - la predica de un Obispo de Cuzco "controversial" - raro impreso de Lima, en elegante encuadernacion. Independence of the Americas: Regarding the "Revolutionary Spirit" of Christianity -A Sermon by a Controversial Bishop - Rare Lima Imprint, in Elegant Binding. 8vo; Engraved printer's ornament on title page; fine full contemporary Peruvian morocco, gilt decorated. FINE REVOLUTIONARY IMPRINT, WITH MOST INTERESTING CONTENT. The Bishop of Calama and Auxiliary of Cuzco addresses his flock to speak to them about the "revolutionary spirit" of the times. His attitude was controversial since he apparently recognizes the legitimacy of the Peruvian patriots’ cause, although remains officially loyal to the King of Spain. # WorldCat: 5 copies in USA. * Medina, J.T. Lima,; 3475; Vargas Ugarte, R. Imp. peruanos,; 4613. pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carta de un Sacerdote en el Perú a su hermano en Jesu-Cristo, D. Cayetano Requena. Impresa en gazeta de Lima el 4 de diciembre de 1819, Nº 90

      Imprenta del Gobierno, Lima 1820 - 32 pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Estavayer. Vue depuis le Lac.

      s.d. vers 1820, - 17x25 cm, Aquarelle originale signée en bas au milieu : J. Juillerat. 1 feuille. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The History Of Scotland During The Reigns Of Queen Mary And King James VI To His Ascension To The Crown Of England 1820

      Sharpe, London 1820 - 3 vols. Frontispiece portrait. Contemporary half calf. Fine binding. A handsome set in dark green half calf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        La petite volière. Paris, Marcilly, [ca. 1820].

      32°, miniatuur boekje (6x4 cm.), origineel bedrukt kartonnen bandje in hoesje, 8+88 pag., met gegraveerde handgekleurde titelpagina en 6 handgekleurde platen met afbeelding van 12 verschillende vogels. Goud op snee.

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        Annali di C. Cornelio Tacito

      Presso Niccola Di Simone - Napoli; A Spese di Giovanni Magheri e Riccardo Tondini - Firenze (I-II vol.); A Spese di Giovanni Magheri e Giuseppe Molini e Comp. (III-IV vol.), 1820. INTERLINGUE 2,73 Quattro volumi della prima metà dell'800 in 8°, buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso in pelle con quattro nervi, cinque caselle con elementi decorativi e caratteri incisi in oro, piatti in cartone rigido goffrato , cornice incisa a secco, zone dei piatti scolorite, cima e piede consumati, abrasioni sul dorso, tagli color oro e pagine in ottimo stato. Risguardia e controguardia in carta con decorazione a coda di pavone. Timbro rosso su frontespizio del I volume. Il I volume presenta lettera dedicatoria "A sua altezza reale il Principe Eugenio Duca di Leuchtenberg Principe d'Eichstadt". I, II, III, volume con gli Annali di Tacito, IV volume contiene il Secondo Libro delle Storie. I, II, III e IV volume della collana Cajo Cornelio Tacito volgarizzato da Lodovico Valeriani. Lingue: Italiano, Latino a fronte. USATO

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        Cape of Good Hope and its dependencies. An accurate and truly interesting description of those delightful regions situated five hundred miles north of the Cape, formerly in the possession of the Dutch but lately ceded to the crown of England .

      Edwards and Knibb London 1820 - First edition. 8vo., xvi, 144pp., folding engraved frontispiece, polished half calf gilt for Hatchards, top edge gilt, an excellent copy. A scarce account "Issued with a view of affording information respecting the country reserved for the 1820 settlers, which the editor aserts is not to be found in other works on South Africa." (Mendelssohn). Mendelssohn, II, 445-446. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tharandt. - Ansicht. - "o.T.".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Zeichnung / Tusche, Aquarell & Gouache, um 1820. 33,7 x 48,4 cm (Darstellung) / Blatt. Nicht beschriftet. - Malerische Ansicht des Schlossteiches, der Ruine der Oderburg sowie der Stadt- und Bergkirche Zum Heiligen Kreuz von Tharandt. - Blatt etwas beschmutzt, berieben und fleckig. Auf Trägerblatt kaschiert. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Unikat von schöner Farbigkeit. Sprache: Deutsch

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        El Colegial al Pensador sobre elecciones de electores.

      Mexico, Oficina de Don Alejandro Valdés, 1820. - 4°, modern marbled boards with paper label on front cover. Caption title. Several tiny wormholes in blank inner margin. Overall in good to very good condition. (2 ll.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION? The anonymous royalist author expresses complete confidence in the Constitution and Ferdinand VII in this reply to a work by Fernandez de Lizardi, "El Pensador Mexicano."*** Medina, Mexico 11639. Steele & Costeloe p. 19. Sutro p. 143. Not located in CCPBE. Not in Josiah. Not in Library of Congress Online Catalogue. Not in Hollis. Not in Orbis. Not in Catnyp. Melvyl cites copies at Berkeley and NRLF. UTNetCat cites a copy at the Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas. KVK cites a copy in the British Library, and a microform copy held by the Register of Preservation Surrogates. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Declaration of Independence

      , [1820-1824]. [1820-1824]. Impressive Rare Broadside of the Declaration of Independence, one page, 20.25” x 24.5”. [Hartford, Connecticut, c. 1820-1824. “Engraved by E. Huntington” at bottom center. Printed on heavy wove paper. Expertly repaired at edges. Fine condition.Eleazar Huntington, a Hartford, Connecticut, engraver, used Benjamin O. Tyler’s 1818 facsimile as his model, a design which featured different decorative calligraphic styles in each line of the heading: “In Congress July 4th. 1776 / Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of / America.” The text calligraphy differs from Tyler’s as does the grouping of the signatures of the Signers.In the July 12, 1839, edition of the Hartford “Daily Courant,” Huntington offered for sale the plate from which this broadside was printed: “To Publishers and Booksellers. The subscriber, having changed his business, for the benefit of his health, offers for sale the following valuable Plates, (Engravings on steel and copper) connected with his late business. With the exception of those done by himself, they were generally executed by distinguished artists in excellent style; some of which are new, others are more or less worn. A fair description and valuation of each has been made for the more particular information of those who may wish to purchase. The plates, and impressions from them, can also be examined. The prices named, although no more than their real value, are not in all cases to be considered the lowest selling prices.” Listed first: “The large Declaration of Independence, first published by B.O. Tyler, Esq. of Washington city, and engraved by P. Maverick, at $1000 â€

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        Vie de Blanche de Castille, Reine de France, mère de Saint Louis.

      chez Kleffer, Paris 4228 - Paris, chez Kleffer, novembre 1820.In-8 (209 x 125 mm) de viii, 330 pp., [1] f.Plein maroquin bleu nuit à long grain, armes dorées au centre des plats encadrés d'une large roulette dorée avec fers en écoinçons, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, larges remplis du même maroquin richement ornés au petit fer encadrant une doublure de vélin blanc au pourtour orné d'une fine roulette dorée, gardes de vélin blanc décoré à l'identique, guillochis dorés sur les coupes, tranches dorées (relié P. Doll). EDITION ORIGINALE peu courante, ornée d'un portrait de Blanche de Castille lithographié par Engelmann et d'une planche gravée hors-texte.Précieux exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de la duchesse de Berry au Château de Rosny, avec ses armes sur les plats et l?ex-libris «Bibliothèque de Rosny» sur la doublure. Il était catalogué sous le numéro 1639 lors de la vente de ladite bibliothèque en 1837. Bossange et Techener, qui rédigèrent le catalogue, indiquent «riche reliure», mention qui n?est pas si courante et dont nous n?avons relevé qu?une vingtaine d?occurrences dans le catalogue. Il a été relié par Doll, ancien ouvrier chez Bozérian, qui fut ensuite, entre autre, relieur de Napoléon Ier et de la reine Marie-Amélie (voir Fléty, p. 60). La duchesse de Berry semble lui avoir commandé assez souvent des reliures soignées.Quelques rousseurs, infime frottement en haut du contreplat supérieur.Superbe exemplaire dans une luxueuse reliure doublée aux armes de la duchesse de Berry.Voir Christian Galantaris, La duchesse de Berry bibliophile, 1989.

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        Ms. notes relating to his visit to Egypt in 1820

      1820 - 8vo. Half leather note book 39 pp text, with many further blanks. Cooper spent most of the 1820s in foreign travel, investigating the longitude and latitude of the places he visited and their conditions for astronomical observation. At Naples in summer of 1820, he was ?induced to turn his attention towards Egypt? by Sir William Drummond, who ?complained of a want of accuracy in all the copies? of the hieroglyphic zodiacs of Dendera and Esneh and ?prevailed upon me to pass a few months in collecting some more correct data?In this volume, signed on the pastedown ?Edward Ja. Cooper October 1st 1820?, Cooper has collected information from a variety of sources to aid his objectives in Egypt. A volume of views illustrative of his journey was privately published in 1824. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L?été.

      chez J.J. Lamy à Berne, um 1820, - 17.5x23 cm, handkolorierte Aquatinta in schwarzer Umrahmung / Aquatinte coloriée et gouachée à la main, sur papier foncé, très beau coloris, toutes marges, 1 feuille dans passepartout et encadrement doré (35.5x41 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Historia de la dominación de los árabes en España.

      - Madrid. Imprenta que fue de Garcia. 1820-1821. 3 volumes petit in-4, demi-basane blonde, dos lisses ornés, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. XXIV pp., 635 pp., (1) p.; 456 pp., (4) p.; XX pp, 268 pp. Edition originale de cette importante histoire, illustrée de 6 planches d'inscriptions arabes (toutes au tome I). Somme érudite sur la présence arabe en Espagne du VIe siècle à la chute du royaume arabe de Grenade en 1492 par un arabisant espagnol, Conde (1766-1820) qui fut exilé en France en 1814 par le roi Ferdinand VII, restaurateur de la monarchie espagnole après la période napoléonienne. Son histoire se distingue par sa volonté d’intégrer la période arabe à l’histoire de l’Espagne et à son souci de fonder son ouvrage sur des sources essentiellement arabes. Conde s’inscrit dans un mouvement d’intérêt pour les archives en langue arabe en Espagne initié sous le roi Ferdinand VI au milieu du XVIIIème siècle, lequel confia au syrio-maronite Miguel Casiri le soin de dresser un index des manuscrits et archives conservées en Espagne. Conde en tire profit dans son ouvrage.Renouard II, 215. Monroe Palau, 59016.Des rousseurs, des cahiers uniformément jaunis. Annotations manuscrites modernes au t. 1 (garde; p. 13). 1147 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MONTENEGRO: VOYAGE HISTORIQUE ET POLITIQUE AU MONTENEGRO.

      2 volumes. 8°. VIII, 391 pp., folding map with original colour in outline (42 x 50 cm / 16.5 x 19.7 inches), 10 interleaved originally coloured aquatints. [2], 402 pp., 2 interleaved originally coloured aquatints. Contemporary speckled calf binding with gilt embossed decoration on the covers and spine gilt with red and green compartments (Very Good, binding slightly worn, small scratched mark in the lower part of the binding of vol. 1, very light foxing on some leaves, old owner’s name on endpapers). - Paris: Alexis Eymery 1820. A stellar example of Vialla’s first-hand account on Montenegro’s geography, culture, flora and fauna, gathered during his time of serving as governor of Kotor under Napoleon. With a large originally coloured folding map and 12 originally coloured aquatints. - The two volumes on Montenegro include information on the country’s geography, customs, flora and fauna. The text is accompanied by a large folding map and 12 originally coloured aquatints, one of the showing a view of Kotor (Cattaro). The author Jacques Louis Vialla was a French military commander, who was under Napoleon, between 1808-1813, commander of troops n Kaštela and Duborvnik in Dalmatia and a governor of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro. Upon his return to Paris Valla published this book in two volumes on Montenegro culture and geography. References: Atabey 1286; Neue Allgemeine geographische und statistische ephemeriden, Vol. 8, 1820, pp. 425-432; Allgemeines Repertorium der neuesten in- und ausländischen., 1820, pp. 370-371.

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        The Miscellaneous Poems of William Wordsworth. In Four Volumes

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. First Edition. Leatherbound. Very good. 4 vols.: xlvii, 317, [3]; vii, 347; xi, 338; viii, 331, [2] p. 17 cm. Engraved frontispiece in each volume, a fold-out in vol. 3. Full leather with gold and blank impressing. Marbled text block edges. Rebacked. Corners worn. An attractive set of this important collection. The Advertisement at the beginning of Vol. I explains that, with the exception of a few small pieces and the "Excursion," the four volumes contain all the published poems of the author. This is followed by a dedication dated 1815 to Sir George Beaumont, and a Preface dating to the same year. At the end of Vol. III is an Essay; Supplement to the Preface. Vol. IV ends with the Preface to the third edition of Lyrical Ballads (1802) and an appendix on Poetic Diction. Healey (Cornell catalogue) 64. Tinker 2345.

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        Beowulfs Drape

      Copenhagen: Andreas Seidelin, 1820. First edition. Modern blue half calf, edges sprinkled blue, collating: LXXIV, 325 pp (a few leaves in the preliminaries bound out of order). Light to moderate foxing throughout, at least one page with early marginalia. The highly important first translation into any modern language - and overall the second edition to appear - of the seminal Gothic tale Beowulf. This monumental work appeared merely five years after the first printing of the text (in Latin, 1815) and 13 years before the first English edition of Beowulf. With this edition, Grundtvig founded the study of Beowulf. In the British Library there is a manuscript, its edges scorched and brittle, of Beowulf, one of the very earliest poems in English and England's first great literary masterpiece. It exists only in this one vellum codex and has survived for a thousand years, telling of an even earlier time, when the heroic age still was remembered by a Christian audience. In 1786, an Icelandic scholar, came to the British Museum, looking for documents relating to Denmark, where the first part of Beowulf takes place. He made two complete copies of the manuscript, the first time this had been done, one by a professional copyist and the other, himself, and returned to Copenhagen to study them. But then calamity. Denmark was occupied during the Napoleonic Wars and, in 1807, the English bombarded Copenhagen. The manuscript for an edition of Beowulf, which just had been completed, was destroyed. The two transcripts were saved, and work on them was begun again, and in 1815 the first printed edition of Beowulf appeared, in Latin, printed in Copenhagen. In 1820 the first translation of the seminal poem appeared, that into Danish, translated by the great Danish author Grundtvig, sparking the interest in Beowulf that persists until this day. In 1833, the first English edition of Beowulf appeared.

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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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        Oratio Dominica polyglotta singularum linguarum chracteribus expressa et delineationibus Alberti Dureri. Cincta Stuntz, o.J. (1820). Fol. ca. 35:27,5 cm - . lith. Porträt Dürers, lith. Titel (. Vorrede). 43 Bll. Randzeichnungen von J. N. Strixner nach Dürer

      Stuntz, 1820. Leinen Durchgängig leider stark Stockfleckig !!!Zweite, von Stuntz hrsg. Ausgabe von Strixners \"Albrecht Dürers Christlich-Mythologische Handzeichnungen . Das Vaterunser in verschiedenen Sprachen und Schriften mit den Randzeichnungen Dürers, erstmals in dieser Fassung . Privater Leinenband , mit 2 Klebsreifen verstärkt. Vollständig jedoch durchgängig teilweise sehr stark stockfleckig !! Vorsatzblätter fast lose,Exlibris im inneren Deckel. Neubindung erforderlich- Bei Interesse senden wir Ihnen gerne weitere Bilder zu. 617A Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Views in the South Seas, from drawings by the late James Webber, draftsman on board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the year 1776 to 1780...

      London: Boydell, "1808" [but probably 1819-1820]. Folio, title-page and 16 aquatint plates with fine original handcolouring, 15 leaves of descriptive text (one describing two plates); half calf, spine gilt with raised bands; a fine copy. The most beautiful English colour-plate book of the Pacific, the only colour-plate book relating to Cook's voyages and the last of the great Cook publications. The sixteen coloured aquatints, after Webber's drawings, and engraved by the artist himself, form one of the finest visual statements of the South Seas as a romantic Eden.John Webber was the official artist on Cook's third and final voyage. This collection of his magnificent coloured views is certainly the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions. Views in the South Seas evolved over a number of years from the original series of twelve soft-ground etchings produced between 1788 and 1792. The first issue of the final result was produced in 1808, although the majority of copies of the plates bear later watermarks (as here) suggesting that they were printed between 1819 and 1820. Webber was the son of a Swiss sculptor who had emigrated to England and anglicised his name. His appointment as draughtsman to the third voyage gives his christian name as John, as does the memorial tablet at the Church of the Ascension in London, although on the title-page here he is named James. The confusion is probably explained by the fact that the collection of views was published fifteen years after his death.Webber's album has always been a bibliographical curiosity. Despite the date on the title-page, most copies can be shown to have been issued about 1820. Although the plates are all dated 1 April 1809 on their captions, the watermarks are nearly always later, as here. The variety in the watermark dates can be explained by publishing practices of the time: while the text leaves were printed in one run, the more expensive plates would have been progressively printed in batches as required. Boydell may also have had the plates available for sale separately, reprinting them as necessary on current paper stock.The magnificently coloured views include five of Tahiti, two each of Kamchatka and Macao, one of New Zealand, and one of Tonga. The views of vegetation on Cracatoa and Pulo Condore are some of the most beautiful aquatints of tropical foliage ever issued. Provenance: The Midlands Library, with stamp on title-page and another on a preliminary blank leaf. Slight foxing to the title-page; generally in excellent condition.

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        Mà moires pour servir à l'histoire de France en 1815 avec la plan de la bataille de Mont Saint Jean.

      - Paris, Chez Barrois l'Ainà Libraire, 1820. 8vo. Contemporary Russian half-calf over marbled boards, spine ornamented and lettered in gilt; pp. vi, 335, two folding tables, several tables in the text, folding engraved battle plan; provenance: from the library of the Preobrazhensky Regiment, one of the oldest and most elite guard regiments of the Imperial Russian Army, exclusively reserved for members of the nobility, the regiment which distinguished itself during the war against Napoleon (contemporary printed bookplate, ink inscription), partly erased later stamps to title. First edition of Napoleon's summary and view of the 100 days. 'Cet ouvrage forme le IXe livre des 'Memoires de Napolà on'. Il continent l'histoire militaire des Cent - Jours. Ces Mà moires, saisis à la raquete du ministà re public, furent rendus à la circulation par arrà t de la Cour d'assises du 21 mars 1820' (Barbier III, 236 f.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Minerve, Vaisseau Aerien Destiné aux Découvertes, et proposé à toutes les Académies de l'Europe; par le Physicien Robertson, Ci-devant Professeur à l'Ecole centrale du departement de l'Ourte, de la Société Galvanique, de celle d'Emulation de Liége, et de celle pour l'Encouragement des Sciences et Arts de Hambourg

      Paris: Hocquet, 1820. Second edition of this ambitious early publication on ballooning, featuring one of the most fantastical images in the history of aeronautics, an influence on the speculative ballooning fiction of Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne. Belgian physicist Étienne-Gaspard Robert (1763-1837), also known by his stage name Robertson, was both an early proponent of ballooning, serving in the French army as Commandant des Aérostiers, and a popular magician, instrumental in developing phantasmagoria. In 1803, Robert undertook the first aerial flight dedicated to scientific experimentation, though his data on static electricity and magnetism proved questionable. Eighteenth-century cynics had dismissed manned balloon flights as technological stunts with no obvious scientific use, prompting Benjamin Franklin's famous reply: "What's the use of the new-born baby?" In La Minerve, first published in Vienna in 1804, Robert answers that question with a bang. He proposes a massive exploratory airship, lifted by a balloon 150 feet in diameter, hosting a fully staffed scientific observatory which could remain aloft for six months at a time. The sixty men and women on the Minerve's maiden voyage would enjoy an airborne library, chapel, chemistry lab, and more, accessing a series of observation platforms via a system of ladders. The frankly fantastical design of the Minerve - the observatory at the balloon's apex is shaped like a chicken waving a flag -- suggests a plan verging on satire, quite in line with Robert the showman's tendency to exaggerate his ballooning claims. While no airship remotely comparable to the Minerve was ever built, Robertson established a blueprint for speculative fiction writers of the next century. A very good copy, documenting the vivid imagination of an influential early aeronaut, with a spectacular hand-colored engraving of the Minerve. Octavo, nineteenth century three-quarter tan calf over brown cloth boards, raised bands, red morocco spine labels, spine lettered and ornamented in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Large hand-colored engraved folding frontispiece of the Minerva; three pages (four figures) of woodcuts at rear. Light wear to joints; a few paper repairs to title page; moderate foxing to text; faint tidemark to corners of text block and frontispiece (not affecting image).

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        Lehrbuch der Baukunst zum Gebrauche der k. k. Ingenieurs- Akademie.

       Wien, A. Strauß 1820 (-1825) Text- und Tafelbd. kl.-4°. u. 2°. 2 Bll., 196 S. 2 Bll., S. 197-354. 1 Bll. u. 15 Tab. Mit 27 doppelblattgr. Kupfertaf. HLdr. Bde. d. Zt. Rückenbezug m. kl. Fehlstellen. Flieg. Vorsatzbl. des Textbandes mit kl. Eckabschn. Textbd. etw. stockfleckig. Tafelbd. stockfleckig u. tlw wasserrandig.Versand D: 4,00 EUR Architektur, Technik, Militaria

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        Le quart d'heure de Rabelais, au Pailais Royal no. 19. "Goddam! quinze cent francs pour un déjeuner!!...".

      Paris: Martinet, 1820.(). Hand colored engraving. Image: 34 x 23 cm. Sheet: 34.5 x 27 cm. Foxing.

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        Bau-Anlagen der Köln-Giessener Eisenbahn und der Zweigbahn von Betzdorf nach Siegen.

      Halbleder der Zeit. mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. Gr.-Fol. 63 S. Mit gestoch. Titel und 48 Stahlstichtafeln (7 doppelblattgr., 1 gefalt., 1 altkolor.). Die Tafeln nummeriert von 1 bis 45 (darunter 24a und 24b) sowie 2 nicht nummerierte Tafeln. - Äussert seltene, aufwendig und detailreich illustrierte Dokumentation zum Bau der Bahnstrecke und ihrer gesamten Anlagen (Bahnhofe, Tunnel, Brucken etc.), hergestellt im Auftrag der Köln-Mindener Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft durch den Siegener Landschaftsmaler und Graphiker Jakob Scheiner (1820-1911). - In unserem Exemplar zwei weitere unnumerierte Tafeln eingebunden: "Geognostische Profile des Tunnels bei Niederschelden" (mit kolorierten Profilschnitten) und "Ausmauerung des Tunnels bei Hoppengarten". Diese werden in den Bibliothekskatalogen und in den KVK-Einträgen nicht erwähnt. Die gefaltete Tafel mit einer Karte des Streckenverlaufs sowie einem Hohenprofil (Falze mit Lwd. hinterlegt). - leicht gebräunt, Rücken fehlt, Einband berieben und bestoßen.

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        Manuel d’économie rurale et domestique

      Paris, Alexis Eymery 1820 - Bemerkungen: Ein aus dem englischen ins französische übersetzter Sammelband mit Rezepten und hauswirtschaftlichen Anleitungen. Stellt gewissermaßen das kulturelle Haus- und Hofwissen der damaligen Zeit dar mit vielen praktischen Anweisungen und Zubereitungen für den Land- und Hausvater. In den Kapiteln werden verschiedene kulturelle Aufgabenbereiche mit Anleitungen versehen: Buch 1 Landwirtschaft: Nutzung des Bodens (Kapitel 1), Stallungen (Kapitel 2), Gärten (Kapitel 3), Mittel gegen Schadinsekten und -tiere (Kapitel 4), Milchwirtschaft (Kapitel 5); Buch 2 Gebäude und Arbeitsgeräte: Baumaßnahmen (Kapitel 1), Dekor und Ornamente (Kapitel 2), das Feuer (Kapitel 3), der Holzdachbau (Kapitel 4); Buch 3 Nutzanwendungen: das Bleichen (Kapitel 1), Fleckreinigung und Entfettung (Kapitel 2), Weine (Kapitel 3), Brasserie (Kapitel 4), Distillerie (Kapitel 5), Anstriche (Kapitel 6), Tuschen (Kapitel 7), Papier und Schriften (Kapitel 8), Zeichnungen (Kapitel 9), Malerei und Farbhandhabung (Kapitel 10), Bindemittel und Klebstoffe (Kapitel 11), Oberflächenveredlungen (Kapitel 12), Bücher (Kapitel 13), Feuerwaffen (Kapitel 14), Tiermedizin (Kapitel 15), verschiedene andere Nutzanwendungen (Kapitel 16), verschiedene Rezepturen im Kunsthandwerk (Kapitel 17); Buch 4: Hauswirtschaft; Buch 5: Gesundheit; Buch 6: Vergnügungen (die Vogeljagd). Beschreibung: Schweinsledereinband der Zeit mit reichgeprägter Rückenvergoldung; Format/ Einband 17,2 x 10,5 cm. Einbandecken und Rückenränder leicht berieben und bestoßen, mit kleinen Antiquariatsnotizen auf Vor- und Nachsatz. 450 Seiten, leicht an der Seitenrändern angebräuntes Papier, fast ohne Flecken, mit marmoriertem Kunstschnitt und einem Leseband. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prometheus Unbound. A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts with Other Poems

      London: printed for C. and J. Ollier, 1820. First edition, second issue (Miscellaneous spelled correctly in contents). [i]-xv, [xvi, blank], [2], [19]-222 pp. Half-title present; bound without ad leaf. 1 vols. 8vo. Full brown morocco gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Fine. First edition, second issue (Miscellaneous spelled correctly in contents). [i]-xv, [xvi, blank], [2], [19]-222 pp. Half-title present; bound without ad leaf. 1 vols. 8vo. A handsome volume containing Shelley's play Prometheus Unbound (1820) and the Miscellaneous Poems, which include some of his best known verses, such as "Ode to the West Wind," "To a Skylark," "Ode to Heaven," and the "Ode to Liberty" Wise, A Shelley Library, pp. 56, 69-70; Granniss 76

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        The Miscellaneous Poems of William Wordsworth. In Four Volumes

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1820 - 4 vols.: xlvii, 317, [3]; vii, 347; xi, 338; viii, 331, [2] p. 17 cm. Engraved frontispiece in each volume, a fold-out in vol. 3. Full leather with gold and blank impressing. Marbled text block edges. Rebacked. Corners worn. An attractive set of this important collection. The Advertisement at the beginning of Vol. I explains that, with the exception of a few small pieces and the "Excursion," the four volumes contain all the published poems of the author. This is followed by a dedication dated 1815 to Sir George Beaumont, and a Preface dating to the same year. At the end of Vol. III is an Essay; Supplement to the Preface. Vol. IV ends with the Preface to the third edition of Lyrical Ballads (1802) and an appendix on Poetic Diction. Healey (Cornell catalogue) 64. Tinker 2345. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Signed watercolour, captioned "Voyage de l'Uranie; Insectes pl. no. 15".

      circa 1820. Watercolour on sheet of laid paper, 245 x 195 mm., paper watermarked "Edmeads & Pine 1798"; framed. A sheet of butterfly watercolours by Jacques Arago, depicting specimens from "Ile de France" and "Nouvelle Hollande".Jacques Arago (1790-1855) joined the Freycinet expedition in 1817 and was not only the most accomplished of the artists who made the voyage, but was one of the most intriguing of all the early voyagers. The wonders of the voyage stayed with him for the rest of his life, and he continued writing and drawing increasingly fanciful depictions of the Pacific right up until he lost his sight. He published a well-regarded account of the voyage (published in English in 1823), and wrote any number of different versions over the ensuing decades.The sheet is prepared in the usual way by Arago, including the simple line border and the reference to what seems to be a plate number in the top margin. A plate depicting butterflies was included in the official "Zoologie" section of the official account of the Freycinet voyage, but none of the insects on the present sheet is included on that plate. In fact, many of Arago's watercolours of this genre, despite seeming to refer directly to a published plate, have no corresponding printed version - it would seem that the numbering system is uniquely Arago's own. Certainly the naturalists Quoy and Gaimard dwelt on the beauty and variety of the insects they gathered on the voyage (Zoologie, II, pp. 542-3).Although the drawing figures specimens collected on the Uranie voyage, and is captioned "Voyage de l'Uranie; Insectes pl. no. 15", it was not in fact published in the voyage account, giving the watercolour added significance.

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        De la folie Considerations sur cette maladie

      Paris: Crevot, 1820. x, 511pp. 193 x 120 mm. 19th cent. quarter calf, worn, needs rebacking. Minor foxing and toning, but very good. First edition.

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        Prometheus Unbound. A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts with Other Poems

      London: printed for C. and J. Ollier, 1820. First edition, second issue (Miscellaneous spelled correctly in contents). [i]-xv, [xvi, blank], [2], [19]-222 pp. Half-title present; bound without ad leaf. 1 vols. 8vo. Full brown morocco gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Fine. First edition, second issue (Miscellaneous spelled correctly in contents). [i]-xv, [xvi, blank], [2], [19]-222 pp. Half-title present; bound without ad leaf. 1 vols. 8vo. A handsome volume containing Shelley's play Prometheus Unbound (1820) and the Miscellaneous Poems, which include some of his best known verses, such as "Ode to the West Wind," "To a Skylark," "Ode to Heaven," and the "Ode to Liberty" Wise, A Shelley Library, pp. 56, 69-70; Granniss 76

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        THE ART OF MAKING FIREWORKS, improved to the modern practice, from the minutest to the highest branches.

      Derby, Thomas Richardson, circa 1820. Containing plain and easy directions for mixing and preparing the ingredients, with instructions for making squibs, crackers, serpents, wheels, Roman candles, rockets, &c. as also for some highly curious aquatic fireworks. EARLY EDITION, circa 1820, pamphlet, approximately 185 x 100 mm, 7¼ x 4 inches, brightly hand coloured folding plate as frontispiece, pages: [3], 4-24, original publisher's yellow printed wrappers. Spine slightly worn, pale offset to title page from frontispiece, small tear with loss to top margin of title page, 2 tiny closed tears to top margins, otherwise a very good copy. See: Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 66, No. G130.3. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Catalogue of Law Books, in General Use, of The Best Editions; Intended as a Guide to purchasers of Legal Works. The Second Edition, corrected and enlarged

      A rare early catalogue of Butterworth's, this copy, with its notations, seemingly used as preparation for the firm's third edition of 1823, organized by subject matter, priced with bindings, size, and editions noted; two copies in OCLC, one in COPAC. Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, quite rubbed, interleaved, occasional notations (see below); a very good copy. Printed for Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1820.

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        A Statistical, Historical and Political Description of the Colony of New South Wales, and its dependent Settlements in Van Diemen's Land:

      1820 - with a particular enumeration of the advantages which these colonies offer for emigration, a demonstration of their supoeriority in many respects over those possessed by the United States of America; and a word of advice to emigrants. Second edition, considerably enlarged, and embellished with a view of the town of Sydney, and a (folding) map (the first appearance of these, not contained in the first edition of 1819). 8vo. xix, 579, 1ad. for Wallace's views on last page. Protective frontispiece tissue present. Some light foxing throughout. In a modern binding of half red morocco, with red cloth boards, the spine decorated giilt in panels. Lacks half title. Very good. G. & W.B. Whittaker. London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Civita Castellana)

      ? 1820 - Disegno finemente eseguito a matita grassa con rialzi a biacca su cartoncino marrone, raffigurante la veduta generale della vallata con la città sulla destra. Di scuola inglese, il disegno sembrerebbe preparatorio ad un lavoro grafico. In eccellente stato di conservazione. A fine crayon gras drawing, with ceruse on brown thin card, depicting the view of the valley with the city on the right hand. In very good conditions. Dimensioni 480 320mm

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        UNTERTHÄNIGSTE VORSTELLUNG DES GROSSHERZOGLICH BADISCHEN OBERRATHS DER ISRAELITEN IM NAMEN SÄMMTLICHER ISRAELITISCHER STAATSBÜRGER DES GROSSHERZOGTHUMS, AN SE. KÖNIGL. HOHEIT DEN DURCHLAUCHTIGSTEN GROSSHERZOG, AUS VERANLASSUNG DES VON DER HOCHPREISSLICHEN REGIERUNGS-KOMMISSION, IN DER SITZUNG VOM 27. JUNY 1820, DER HOHEN ZWEYTEN KAMMER DERLANDSTÄNDE, VORGELEGTEN NEUEN GESETZENTWURFES ÜBER DIE GEMEINDEVERFASSUNG

      Karlsruhe(1820). 1st Edition. Period boards. 8vo. 30 pages ; 21 cm. In German. Title translates to, "Most humble presentation of the Grand Ducal Baden Upper Council of the Israelites in the name of all the Israelite citizen of the Grand Duchy ... at the hearing on 27 June 1820..." This is a speech to introduce the Council of the Jews of Baden to the Baron of Baden and to negotiate the rights of the Jews of Baden. "Baden, part of the Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. The former grand duchy was created in 1806 from parts of various territories (including the Palatinate) , where until then the Jews had formed no united community or shared a common history... After the grand duchy of Baden was created, the position of its Schutzjuden ('protected Jews') improved. In the first constitutional edict of May 14, 1807, Judaism was recognized as a tolerated religion; a year later, the sixth edict afforded the Jews irrevocable civil rights and abolished the marriage restrictions imposed on them (see Familiants' Laws ) ... The constitution of 1818 implicitly confirmed the civil rights granted to the Jews by the edicts but denied them equal political rights. The struggle for emancipation focused on local civil rights and met with fierce and sometimes violent resistance in many villages and towns. Baden's liberal movement failed to endorse the idea of Jewish emancipation, most of its leading figures echoing public sentiment on the matter instead. Anti-Jewish outrages, often connected with the issue of emancipation, occurred in Baden in 1819 ( Hep-Hep ) , 1830, 1848, and 1862..." (Jewish Virtual Library, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Germany -- Baden -- History. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS & UNIV BIBL JOHANN CHRISTIAN SENCKENBERG) . Ex-library with usual markings and Jewish institutional sticker. About good condition. (Ger-50-16)

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        \"Schloss Clessheim bey Salzburg\". Blick über Wiesenlandschaft auf das Schloss und den großen, von einer Mauer umgebenen bewaldeten Schlosspark. Im Vordergrund ländliche Staffage.

       Altkol. Aquatintaradierung von Carl Heinrich Rahl nach Carl Ludwig Viehbeck, um 1820, 43,5 x 62,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVII, S. 571 (Rahl) und Bd. XXXIV, S. 335 (Viehbeck). - Schloss Klessheim beherbergt heute das \"Casino Salzburg\". - Der Wiener Vedutenmaler und Aquarellist Carl Viehbeck (1769 - 1827) wurde berühmt durch seine 78 aquarellierte Umrißradierungen umfassende Folge \"Mahlerische Reise durch die schönsten Alpengegenden\". Der Wiener Maler und Kupferstecher Carl Heinrich Rahl (1779 - 1843), Vater des Romantikers Carl Rahl (1812 - 1865) fertigte zu diesem Werk zahlreiche Radierungen. Unser wesentlich größeres Blatt erschien außerhalb dieser Folge und ist deshalb von größter Seltenheit. - Alt mit der Beschriftung auf braunen Karton montiert und aufwendig gerahmt. Zauberhaftes, frisches Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Österreich

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        Pierre Pertuis.

      s.d., vers 1820 - 27x35 cm, beau dessin, lavis grand format avec attribution ancien, 1 feuille. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Declaration of Independence

      [1820-1824]. Impressive Rare Broadside of the Declaration of Independence, one page, 20.25” x 24.5”. [Hartford, Connecticut, c. 1820-1824. <I>“Engraved by E. Huntington”</I> at bottom center. Printed on heavy wove paper. Expertly repaired at edges. Fine condition.<br /><br />Eleazar Huntington, a Hartford, Connecticut, engraver, used Benjamin O. Tyler’s 1818 facsimile as his model, a design which featured different decorative calligraphic styles in each line of the heading: <I>“In Congress July 4th. 1776 / Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of / America.”</I> The text calligraphy differs from Tyler’s as does the grouping of the signatures of the Signers.<br /><br />In the July 12, 1839, edition of the Hartford “Daily Courant,” Huntington offered for sale the plate from which this broadside was printed: “To Publishers and Booksellers. The subscriber, having changed his business, for the benefit of his health, offers for sale the following valuable Plates, (Engravings on steel and copper) connected with his late business. With the exception of those done by himself, they were generally executed by distinguished artists in excellent style; some of which are new, others are more or less worn. A fair description and valuation of each has been made for the more particular information of those who may wish to purchase. The plates, and impressions from them, can also be examined. The prices named, although no more than their real value, are not in all cases to be considered the lowest selling prices.” Listed first: “The large Declaration of Independence, first published by B.O. Tyler, Esq. of Washington city, and engraved by P. Maverick, at $1000 – now valued at $300. It has been by recutting, put in good condition for printing, without injuring its original beauty; the subject, it is well known, improves by age.”<br /><br />John Bidwell in “American History in Image and Text,” published in “Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society,” Vol. 98, part 2 (October 1988), cites only three copies of Huntington’s engraving of the Declaration of Independence in institutional collections. A Huntington engraving was sold by a prominent northeast dealer in 2007 for $22,000.<br />

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