viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1820

        Archive of manuscripts relating to navigation and longitude, with particular notice of Mendoza y Rios, and Freycinet's translation of an important essay

      [France], 1820. Five manuscripts of varying lengths and sizes (see note) and some loose sheets; very good, loosely held in a later file headed "Astronomie et Navigation" with Archive de Laage stamp and other notes. Freycinet's unrecorded translation of an early work on the "Reflecting Circle" A fascinating group of five manuscripts on improvements to measuring longitude at sea, including Freycinet's own translation of an important essay by Mendoza y Rios that first appeared in London in 1801.At least one of the other manuscripts has significant additions in Freycinet's own hand, while the remaining three appear to have been sent to him by correspondents, including one addressed to him as commander of the Uranie. The group would appear to date from circa 1800-1820, and in fact is most likely associated with the interregnum between Freycinet's two voyages, when he was working in Paris not only on the publication of the Baudin voyage account, but was also closely involved with all manner of innovations at the Ministry of the Marine: Freycinet was appointed to the French Bureau des Longitudes early in the century, an appointment which presumably helps explain why he retained this group in his private archive. It is possible, perhaps even likely, that this group of manuscripts travelled with Freycinet on the Uranie voyage.The main manuscript in the group relates to the Reflecting Circle, an important astronomical measuring device used for measuring longitude, first perfected by the German astronomer Tobias Mayer in 1752, and subsequently improved by Jean-Charles de Borda as the "Borda Circle", much used in the late eighteenth century. In 1801 the Spanish astronomer Mendoza y Rios further improved the device by the addition, in particular, of a vernier scale. Freycinet would certainly have used the instrument (and in fact, a copy of the 1787-published work by Borda explaining the use of his improved device is known to have been in Freycinet's personal library). However, critically, the fact that he personally made a translation of the Mendoza y Rios article from the original English has not hitherto been recorded, marking the present manuscript out as a particularly significant addition to the known oeuvre of Freycinet, and attesting to his command of English.The manuscripts are as follows:1) 'Mémoire sur un Cercle de reflection perfectioné par Jh. De Mendoza Rios... (extrait des Transactions Philosophiques de 1801)...'. Nine page manuscript, 385 x 250 mm., three folded technical drawings on tracing paper loosely inserted, stitch-sewn, Archives de Laage stamp; excellent original condition. A fine and interesting manuscript on innovations in the method of using the reflecting circle, translated by Louis de Freycinet personally from its appearance in the London Philosophical Transactions.2) 'Mémoire sur quelques méthodes nouvelles de Calculer la longitude... Don Joseph de Mendoza y Rios Capne. De Vau. & c'. Three-and-a-half page manuscript, 380 x 250 mm., 4 blank pages conjugate; very good. Undated. Written in two differing hands, at least one page of this manuscript is in the hand of Louis de Freycinet. Mendoza y Rios was a Spanish contemporary of Freycinet's, and apparently actually a correspondent as well. His work on navigation was influential, particularly the improvements he made to the reflecting circle in 1816.3) 'Méthode pour trouver la Latitude par deux hauteur du soleil... Pour Mr. de Freycinet, Capne. De Frégate, Commandant de l'Uranie'. Manuscript of five-and-a-half pages, 340 x 220 mm.; very good. A particularly interesting manuscript with all manner of calculations, this can be dated quite firmly because it is actually addressed to Freycinet on board the Uranie (that is, circa 1817-1820). Material firmly associated with the voyage is, of course, of special importance.4) 'Théorie des Longitudes par P. Levêque Examinateur Hidrographie de la Marine'. Manuscript of 22 unnumbered pages, 220 x 178 pp., laid paper with "DJ" watermark, stitch-sewn with several blank sheets at end, Archives de Laage stamp, a few marks; very good. Methodology of measuring longitude through trigonometry etc., using "des Triangles sphérique". The latest date mentioned in the manuscript is An 6 (that is, circa 1799).5) 'Nouvelle methode de Calculer la longitude par les distances de la lune'. Manuscript of 7 pp., 215 x 170 mm., stitch-sewn, "Mons. Freycinet... de Caisse" manuscript note to front; very good. Using the lunar method of calculating longitude, this manuscript relates to the work done by Rios in 1795. Comments on Maskelyne, Borda, and others.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A.L.s. to Mr. Cumberland

      No place (but London?): no date (ca. 1820?) 2 pp., small 4to, written in brown ink on one side and addressed on the other with a watercolor drawing by Cruikshank. A tantalizing letter: addressed only to â??Mr. Cumberland,â? it is tempting to hope it might be George Cumberland, especially because the letter mentions a â??Mr. B,â? who one would like to think might be Blake but is probably Bewick. The letter reads (in part): â??If convenient please to send me the dust . . . have you any command please to write a few lines . . . will you request Mr. B to send me some word I have sent to him but have only one block back.â? Boldly signed â??R Ck.â? On the verso is written â??Mr. Cumberlandâ? beside a charming watercolor of an exceptionally portly gentleman in a hat and an exceptionally skinny figure doffing his hat (perhaps the artist importuning his patron?). A search of Blake Records failed to locate a single reference to Robert Cruikshank but, of course, hundreds to Cumberland. A more likely possibility is John Cumberland, the publisher whose Cumberlandâ??s Minor Theatre was illustrated by Cruikshank.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller ]
 2.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        PROCLAMA A LOS HABITANTES DEL ESTADO DE CHILE. COMPATRIOTAS: AL FIN SE ACERCA EL DIA TAN SUSPIRADO POR VOSOTROS, COMO POR NUESTROS HERMANOS DEL PERÚ...[caption title]

      [Santiago. 1820].. Broadside, approximately 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. In Spanish. Printed on light blue paper. Early folds. Ownership ink stamp between third and fourth lines of text, small numerical ink inscription in upper right corner. A few small holes, affecting only a few characters of text; chipping in upper right and lower left corners, with loss to six characters of text in the latter. White paper affixed to verso reinforcing two folds and areas of loss. Very light staining. A good copy. A stirring proclamation by South American liberator José de San Martín to the people of Chile shortly before his departure from that country for Peru. In 1820, two years after Chile declared and effectively won its independence from Spain, San Martín assembled a Pacific fleet to sail from Chile to Peru and aid in the struggle for independence there. The Chilean Navy's fleet of eight warships and sixteen transport ships set sail from Valparaíso on Aug. 20 and at Paracas, Peru on Sept. 7. San Martín's forces immediately attacked and seized the city of Pisco, beginning a long campaign of battle and diplomacy that helped lead to Peru's full liberation in 1824. The present broadside is signed in print by San Martín in Santiago, June 17, 1820. As he prepares for the journey to Peru, he calls on Chileans to keep peace and order during his absence and encourages patience with the young government. He concludes with a powerful declaration of the importance of the final stage of South America's fight for independence: "Compatriots! I am going to open the most memorable campaign of our revolution: on it hangs the consolidation of our destinies, the hopes of this vast continent, the fate of our families, the fortune of our friends, in short the sacred thing that is our honor. Entrusted in the justice of our cause, and under the protection of the Supreme Being, I promise you victory, and I do not doubt that she will crown...the perseverance of the brave ones who accompany me." A rare and powerful document. OCLC locates only one copy, at the John Carter Brown Library.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        PROCLAMA A LOS HABITANTES DEL ESTADO DE CHILE. COMPATRIOTAS: AL FIN SE ACERCA EL DIA TAN SUSPIRADO POR VOSOTROS, COMO POR NUESTROS HERMANOS DEL PERÚ.[caption title].

      [Santiago. ]. 1820 - Broadside, approximately 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. In Spanish. Printed on light blue paper. Early folds. Ownership ink stamp between third and fourth lines of text, small numerical ink inscription in upper right corner. A few small holes, affecting only a few characters of text; chipping in upper right and lower left corners, with loss to six characters of text in the latter. White paper affixed to verso reinforcing two folds and areas of loss. Very light staining. A good copy. A stirring proclamation by South American liberator José de San Martín to the people of Chile shortly before his departure from that country for Peru. In 1820, two years after Chile declared and effectively won its independence from Spain, San Martín assembled a Pacific fleet to sail from Chile to Peru and aid in the struggle for independence there. The Chilean Navy's fleet of eight warships and sixteen transport ships set sail from Valparaíso on Aug. 20 and at Paracas, Peru on Sept. 7. San Martín's forces immediately attacked and seized the city of Pisco, beginning a long campaign of battle and diplomacy that helped lead to Peru's full liberation in 1824. The present broadside is signed in print by San Martín in Santiago, June 17, 1820. As he prepares for the journey to Peru, he calls on Chileans to keep peace and order during his absence and encourages patience with the young government. He concludes with a powerful declaration of the importance of the final stage of South America's fight for independence: "Compatriots! I am going to open the most memorable campaign of our revolution: on it hangs the consolidation of our destinies, the hopes of this vast continent, the fate of our families, the fortune of our friends, in short the sacred thing that is our honor. Entrusted in the justice of our cause, and under the protection of the Supreme Being, I promise you victory, and I do not doubt that she will crown.the perseverance of the brave ones who accompany me." A rare and powerful document. OCLC locates only one copy, at the John Carter Brown Library.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Autographed Note Signed "S. Decatur

      Washington, D.C., 1820. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 7.5 x 4.5 inches, Geo. Town, (Washington, D.C.), February 7, no year, circa 1820. In this note, Decatur invites lawyer A.B. Hasbrouck to tea in order to discuss a claim submitted to Congress, in part: "I shou'd feel very grateful to you if you wou'd have the goodness to afford me an opportunity to converse with you upon the subject of the Claim which I have submitted to Congress...I hope you will do me the favor to come and take a social cup of Tea with me on Friday next..." Small holes and slight tears repaired with tape on page 2. Very good(-) condition. American naval officer who led a daring exploit in burning Philadelphia, which had been captured by Tripolitans (1804); commanded United States and President in the War of 1812. The phrase "Our country, right or wrong!" is attributed to him. Note reads:

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Dresden von der grossen Treppe des Brühlschen Gartens aus.

      Dresden Lawrence um 1820 - Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von C.G. Hammer, Bildausschnitt 33 x 48 cm, Blattgr. 38 x 49,5 cm. Malerische Ansicht von Dresden von der Brühlschen Terasse in Blickrichtung Wilsdruffer Vorstadt, mit der Augustusbrücke rechts, dem Italienischen Dörfchen und der Hofkirche in der Mitte und dem Schloss auf der linken Seite; mit dekorativer figürlicher Biedermeierstaffage; etwas schmalrandig, wenige kleinere Läsuren restauriert, sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        View of Hunter's River Newcastle New South Wales

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, dated September 1, 1820. Engraved view measuring 230 x 335mm. (plate size), small closed tear affects upper blank margin (image entirely unaffected, now expertly repaired); very good with early handcolouring. Engraved by convict hands upon sheathing copper. A very early engraved view of the settlement at Newcastle, itself the extraordinary outcome of the fruitful relationship between two convict engravers, Walter Preston and Joseph Lycett, and the artistically talented army officer Major James Wallis.This plate forms the frontispiece of Wallis' fine album of Australian views titled An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales published by Ackermann in London in 1821. The plate was engraved by the convict artist Walter Preston whose considerable talents came to the attention of Major Wallis, then commander of the convict settlement at Newcastle. At the time, Newcastle enjoyed a fearsome reputation for as a place for secondary punishment and was described by a contemporary officer as 'the Hell of New South Wales'.For many years the attribution of Wallis as the artist of the views in An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales was a matter of historical conjecture (the implication being that he had appropriated the work of Preston and Lycett). However, the recent revelation of original watercolour material by Wallis establishes him as the artist. Not that this fact diminishes the achievement of the convict engravers: Preston was tasked with working upon the only copper sheets available, manufactured for sheathing the hulls of ships, a difficult material softer than standard engraving copper.Ultimately, both Preston and Lycett were pardoned by Macquarie on Wallis' recommendation, in no small part because of their work on this book. When Wallis departed Australia in 1819 he took the plates with him to London where this book was published by Ackermann, complete with an introductory history of the colony and a map of Port Macquarie by the surveyor John Oxley.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        View of Hunter's River. Newcastle. New South Wales

      Rudolph Ackermann, dated September 1, London 1820 - Engraved view measuring 230 x 335mm. (plate size), small closed tear affects upper blank margin (image entirely unaffected, now expertly repaired); very good with early handcolouring. Engraved by convict hands upon sheathing copper. A very early engraved view of the settlement at Newcastle, itself the extraordinary outcome of the fruitful relationship between two convict engravers, Walter Preston and Joseph Lycett, and the artistically talented army officer Major James Wallis.This plate forms the frontispiece of Wallis' fine album of Australian views titled An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales published by Ackermann in London in 1821. The plate was engraved by the convict artist Walter Preston whose considerable talents came to the attention of Major Wallis, then commander of the convict settlement at Newcastle. At the time, Newcastle enjoyed a fearsome reputation for as a place for secondary punishment and was described by a contemporary officer as 'the Hell of New South Wales'.For many years the attribution of Wallis as the artist of the views in An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales was a matter of historical conjecture (the implication being that he had appropriated the work of Preston and Lycett). However, the recent revelation of original watercolour material by Wallis establishes him as the artist. Not that this fact diminishes the achievement of the convict engravers: Preston was tasked with working upon the only copper sheets available, manufactured for sheathing the hulls of ships, a difficult material softer than standard engraving copper.Ultimately, both Preston and Lycett were pardoned by Macquarie on Wallis' recommendation, in no small part because of their work on this book. When Wallis departed Australia in 1819 he took the plates with him to London where this book was published by Ackermann, complete with an introductory history of the colony and a map of Port Macquarie by the surveyor John Oxley.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Scarce A.L.S., 4to, 2pp on one sheet, hand written "Office Indian Trade", May 22, 1820

      - Scarce Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas L. McKenney, as Superintendent of Indian Trade to Henry Thompson concerning trade matters. He writes in part: "? I direct that if 25 Cents cannot be got for the shaved skins, that 24 cents be taken, round, that is, with no deduction for damage, - and to be weighed to the purchaser in their present condition; - for the grey in hair 15 cents, and for the Red 20 cents taking for the reason you assigned, another endorser. Credit ninety days. I am not prepared to give in hair 15 cents, and for the Red 20 cents taking for the reason you assigned, another endorser. Credit ninety days. I am not prepared to give directions for the disposition of the article coming in the Brig Hale - further than to authorize you, on their arrival to report to me their condition? the Box of Books, when it arrives, you will have the goodness to ship to this place by Packet. It is not important that they should be hurried on faster than the regular packet-routes will bring them. The change in the Agency at New Orleans will not affect your agency in Baltimore. So far, I am gratified with your promptness, and the activity you carry into he trust which is reposed in you?" Signed, "Thomas L. McKenney". McKenney was appointed head of Indian trade in 1816 until Congress abolished the position in 1822 due to extensive corruption. McKenney letters seldom appear on the market, and letters with Indian-related content are especially desirable. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Der alte Turm.

      1820 1820 - Lithographie mit graugrüner Tonplatte gedruckt, 1820. Darstellungsgröße 40,7:31 cm, Blattgröße 45,4:33,4 cm. Literatur: Schwarz 1, II. Inkunabel der Lithographie! Sehr guter Abdruck auf Velin. Antonio war der Sohn des Zeichners und Kupferstechers Giovanni Maria di Tomaso de Pian (1764-1800). Er studierte an den Akademien von Venedig und Wien. Hauptmotive seiner Malerei, Zeichnungen und Lithographien sind historische, aber auch phantastische Architekturen. Seine Werke aus Italien zeigen den Einfluß Canalettos. 1816 bekam er die Stelle des „Decorateurs der k.k. Oberst Hoftheater Direktion" und avancierte 1821 zum Hoftheatermaler. 1843 wurde er Mitglied der Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste. Er war als Architektur- und Dekorationsmaler sowie als Lithograph tätig.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Album mit Zeichnungen und Aquarellen eines/einer Engländers/in von seinen/ihren Reisen durch Europa (insbes. Frankreich, Italien, Rheinland).

      O. O., ca. 1820-30. - Mit zus. 62 Tafeln, meist Aquarellen bzw. aquarellierten Zeichnungen, auf leichtem Karton. 204 x 160 mm. Dunkelroter, genarbter Maroquinband d. Z. auf 5 falschen Bünden mit Rückentitel ("Mes Loisirs") und reicher -vergoldung. Ein prächtiger und eleganter Maroquinband mit dreifachen Goldfileten auf den Deckeln, die ein großes Geviert aus floralem Rollstempeln umrahmen, an den Ecken mit Fleurons; Stehkantenvergoldung und dreiseitiger Goldschnitt; die Innendeckel mit blind- und goldgeprägtem Lederbezug, mittig mit einem Seiden-Spiegel; Seidenmoiré-Vorsätze. Einband gering berieben bzw. bestoßen; Block nach Bl. 2 angebrochen; aber fest. Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle mit den Initialen "S. E. U." signiert und dem Ortsnamen bezeichnet; dazu 2 lose beiliegende ("Font in Enderby Church" und eine andere, diese datiert mit 1824; beide wohl von anderer Hand), sowie verso die ersten Blätter montiert 4 Aquarelle (wohl von anderer Hand), 1 Lithographie und 2 Kupfer. Auf Bl. 2 mit dem Kupferporträt (in Punktmanier) des Sir William Beechey (1753-1839) von William Ridley (1764-1838) nach Beecheys Selbstporträt; Beechey wurde 1798 zum Ritter geschlagen und Hofmaler des englischen Königshauses, das Kupfer stammt also aus späterer Zeit, obwohl es Beechey jugendlich erscheinen läßt; verso Bl. 2 mit einem nicht gekennzeichneten Stahlstich-Porträt, das wahrscheinlich aufgrund von Physiognomie und Haaren ebenfalls Beechey, allerdings in fortgeschrittenem Alter und ordensdekoriert, zeigt. Die Montierung der Porträts an diesen prägnanten Stellen läßt vermuten, S. E. U. habe Beechey nahe gestanden als Freund, Schüler oder Anverwandter. Die Reihenfolge der Tafeln läßt keinen gesicherten Schluß zum Ablauf der Reise zu, sondern erklärt sich wahrscheinlich durch mehrere Reisen über einen längeren Zeitraum. Hierfür könnte auch der Duktus von Pinsel- bzw. Stiftführung sprechen, der gegen Ende immer zarter und 'impressionistischer' wird. Abgebildet sind Gebäude und Landschaften u. a. von Drachenfels, Burg Stoltzenfels, Nassau, Embs, Burg St. Goarshausen, Burg Gutenfels (Caub), Burg Thurmberg, Burg Fredenisberg, Villafranca, Huy, Namur, Tours, Rouen, Meran, Valle Crucis, Pau, Pamplona, Lyons, Calais, Raphaels Villa, Verona, Antwerpen, Valenciennes, Sorento, Waterloo, La Belle Alliance, Ennsdorp, Pisa, Campagna, St. Gille (Abbéville), Evreux, Caen. Der/die Aquarellist/in befindet sich nach Reiseroute und romantisch-schwärmerischem Ausdruck in der Nachfolge von L. Sterne (Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. 1768) auf dem Bildungsweg der britischen jeunesse dorée durch Europa; im Rückentitel "Mes Loisirs" (Meine Muße) gibt er/sie sich selbst als dilettierend zu erkennen Das Album markiert zugleich den Höhepunkt einer Zeit, die mit Baedeker (Rheinreise. 1832) und Tombelson (Views of the Rhine. 1832) endete und in der eine Rheinfahrt obligarorisch war. Spätestens mit Thomas Cook (ab 1841) begann der moderne, quasi-industrielle Tourismus. Ask for an English description and further pictures via email.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg]
 11.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        A Voyage in the West Indies: containing various observations made during a residence in Barbadoes, and several of the leeward islands; with some notices and illustrations relative to the city of Paramarabo, in Surinam. FROM "New Voyages and Travels."

      London.: Sir Richard Phillips.. 1820.. Map, black and white aquatint engravings, 106+xii pp, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, modern cloth-covered boards with gilt lettered spine and cover labels. Very good condition. This account was published in Sir Richard Phillips "New Voyages and Travels," and includes the Index to Volume II. The frontispiece map is of the "Caribbee or Leeward Islands." The six exquisite aquatints are of "Carlisle Bay and Bridge Town Baradoes," "Slaves in Barbadoes," "A Spanish Planter of Porto Rico," "City of Paramarino, Surinam," "Indian Implements," "A Chief of the Bosjesmans or Bush Negroes on a Visti to the Governor of Paramaribo." .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A View of Dawes Battery at the Entrance of Sydney Cove

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, dated September 1, 1820. Engraved view measuring 230 x 335mm. (plate size), small closed tear affects upper blank margin (image entirely unaffected, now expertly repaired); very good with early handcolouring. Engraved by convict hands upon sheathing copper. An early engraved view of Sydney Cove, itself the extraordinary outcome of the fruitful relationship between two convict engravers, Walter Preston and Joseph Lycett, and the artistically talented army officer Major James Wallis.This plate forms the frontispiece of Wallis' fine album of Australian views titled An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales published by Ackermann in London in 1821. The plate was engraved by the convict artist Walter Preston whose considerable talents came to the attention of Major Wallis, then commander of the convict settlement at Newcastle. At the time, Newcastle enjoyed a fearsome reputation for as a place for secondary punishment and was described by a contemporary officer as 'the Hell of New South Wales'.For many years the attribution of Wallis as the artist of the views in An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales was a matter of historical conjecture (the implication being that he had appropriated the work of Preston and Lycett). However, the recent revelation of original watercolour material by Wallis establishes him as the artist. Not that this fact diminishes the achievement of the convict engravers: Preston was tasked with working upon the only copper sheets available, manufactured for sheathing the hulls of ships, a difficult material softer than standard engraving copper.Ultimately, both Preston and Lycett were pardoned by Macquarie on Wallis' recommendation, in no small part because of their work on this book. When Wallis departed Australia in 1819 he took the plates with him to London where this book was published by Ackermann, complete with an introductory history of the colony and a map of Port Macquarie by the surveyor John Oxley.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Thebes. Medynet - Abou. Vue Interieure du Peristyle du Palais

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 17 x 23 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 14 from Volume II 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 of the publication 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 the interior of the peristyle at Medinet Habu, located near the Valley of the Kings in Western Thebes; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of this beautiful edifice. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Versuch eines ABC Buchs der Krystallkunde. Erster Theil (nebst:) Nachträge. 2 in 1 Bd (alles Erschienene). Mit 9 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln.

      Reimer, Berlin 1820 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1820-1821 ) XL, 264 Seiten; 44 Seiten. Mit 9 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken und farbigem Rückenschildchen,8° ( 20,5 x 12 cm ). Erste Ausgabe. >> Poggendorff II, 576; ADB XXVII, 420 - Raumer (1783-1865) war Bergrat und Professor der Mineralogie in Breslau und Halle, später lehrte er Naturgeschichte und Mineralogie in Erlangen. << Einband gering berieben, leicht bestoßen, etwas fleckig, gering leimschattig. Innen fehlt der fliegende Vorsatz vorn, Seiten teils gering fleckig, teils leicht gebräunt. Insgesamt aber recht gutes Exemplar. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 450 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) // First edition. - 2 parts in 1 vol (all published). - Contemp half calf, label and some gilt to spine (slight marginal waterstaining, glue offsetting, rubbing and bumping). - Front endpaper missing, some browning to appendix, minor staining. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        "Das Churfürstliche Lust-Schloß Wilhelmshöhe bey Casserl". Weiter Blick über den See hinweg zum Schloß, links die Löwenburg, im Hintergrund der "Herkules". Am Seeufer im Vordergrund zwei Spaziergänger, eine Magd, ein Soldat und rechts unter den Bäumen ein Jäger mit Hund.

      . Gouachierte Umriß-Lithographie von Johann Heinrich Bleuler, um 1820, 42 x 60 cm.. Die prachtvolle Ansicht mit getuschter Einfassungslinie und handschriftlichem Titel unter der Darstellung. Links unten signiert "J.H. Bleuler in Feuerthalen bey Schaffhausen". - Nur vereinzelt ganz gering stockfleckig. Unter altem Glas in zeitgenössischen Mahagonirahmen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 16.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Anweisung zur Vertheidigung der Festungen.

      Stuttgart, Cotta, 1820. - Nach der 3. Auflage aus dem Französischen übersetzt von F. von Bressensdorf. Mit 11 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. XXXII, 542 Seiten, 1 Blatt, roter Ganzledereinband der Zeit mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Filete und Bordüre auf den Deckeln, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 25,5 x 21,5 cm, Hinterer Einbanddeckel im unteren Bereich mit leichter Bereibung, sonst in sehr schönem, noch ungelesenem Zustand. Übersetzung von Carnots berühmtem "Traité de la défense des places", den der ehemalige Kriegsminister Napoleons auf dessen Aufforderung hin verfaßte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Le Kaire. Vue Generale de la Ville des Tombeaux

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), plate area approximately 19 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches on sheet 28 x 43 inches. Scattered foxing heaviest in the lower left margin and scattered in the right side of the image, little paper loss to top edge (over 3 inches from plate mark). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This large, finely engraved view is plate 61 from Volume I of the Modern State 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, its glorious monuments and exotic culture 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 City of Tombs. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Alpenlandschaft mit Wasserfall, Berghaus, Kühen und einem Paar im Gespräch.

      1820,. 16 x 24.5 cm (23.5 x 32 cm), grau lavierte Orig.-Zeichnung, unten am rechten Rand hs. bezeichnet: 'Par Rauch Joseph 1820', etwas wasserfleckig im unteren Rand.. Johann Joseph Rauch. Geb. 1805 in Wien. War Schüler der Wiener Akademie. Stellte 1826-50 auf den Wiener Akademie-Ausstellungen aus. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Selseleh (Silsilis.) Vue des Grottes Taillees a L'Entree des Anciennes Carrieres

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 17 x 25 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: very light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area), a few short tears to edges (image not affected). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 47 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 view of Royal Shrines hollowed out of the cliff at the entrance to the ancient quarries found at Silsilis (Silsila); the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of this ancient sight. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        MUJER CON NIÑO (KAKEMONO C.1820)

      1820 - Materia: Xilografía en color japonesa, original del siglo XIX. Publicación:cerca 1820. Descripción visual:Hermoso kakemono de una madre joven sosteniendo con ternuraun niño pequeño. Lleva un hermoso kimono con mangas largas, diseñado con enredaderas de bambú, sus pies descalzos asomaban por debajo del kimono. Expresivo retrato de la era Edo. Dimensiones:Kakemono cada plancha 25 x 36 cm. Las dos planchas 25 x 72 cm. Técnica:Xilografía en color (el dibujo se crea con planchas de madera) Ukiyo-e. Conservación:Buen estado. Reforzado en trasera con papel de época. PRS1

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Elementary Principles of Carpentry;

      . A Treatise on the pressure and equilibrium of beams and timber frames, the resistance of timber, and the construction of floors, roofs, centres, bridges, &c. With practical rules and examples. To which is added an essay on the nature and properties of timber, including the methods of seasoning, and the causes and prevention of decay, with descriptions of the kinds of wood used in building. Also numerous tables of the scantlings of timber for different purposes, the specific gravities of materials &c. London: Printed for J. Taylor 1820. Illustrated with 22 engraved plates, some double. XX + 250 + [1] pp. Except from very weak foxing on titlepage a nice and clean copy bound in contemporary halfleather with goldlines and coloured label on spine..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
 22.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Gehöft im Gebirge, im Vordergrund Bauersleute mit einem Maultier.

      . Aquarell auf Velin, rechts unten signiert "E. Gigante". 12,5:17,6 cm. Mit leichtem Lichtrand an drei Seiten.. Ercole Gigante entstammte einer Künstlerfamilie, die besonders im 19. Jahrhundert in Neapel tätig war. Er malte in Öl und Aquarell, meist Landschaften, und er gehörte zur sogen. "Scuola Posilipo". Dies war eine Verbindung von "Veristen", die ca. 1820-1850 die Landschaftsmalerei in Neapel beherrschte.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 23.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent No I [-VII]

      New York: Printed by C. S. Van Winkle, 1820. Mixed editions, as follows: no. 1 second printing, nos. 2-5 1820 reprint, no. 6 second printing, no. 7 first edition. iv, [5]-169, [3], 92, 93, [1]; 108, 120, 123, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Early boards, uncut, new paper spines. Foxing to text, no. 1, pp. 5-6 and no. V, pp. 3-6 sprung, in blue chemises. Most of these pseudonymously published sketches concern Irving's impressions of England, but six stories deal with American subjects, including the immortal "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Irving's Sketch Book was an immediate success in both the U.S. and abroad, where American authors had not previously been recognized, and Irving was lionized in both England and France. The Angler appears at pp. [31]-49 of Part Seven.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. No. I [-VII]

      Printed by C. S. Van Winkle, New York 1820 - Most of these pseudonymously published sketches concern Irving's impressions of England, but six stories deal with American subjects, including the immortal "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Irving's Sketch Book was an immediate success in both the U.S. and abroad, where American authors had not previously been recognized, and Irving was lionized in both England and France.The Angler appears at pp. [31]-49 of Part Seven. Early boards, uncut, new paper spines. Foxing to text, no. 1, pp. 5-6 and no. V, pp. 3-6 sprung, in blue chemises iv, [5]-169, [3], 92, 93, [1]; 108, 120, 123, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo Mixed editions, as follows: no. 1 second printing, nos. 2-5 1820 reprint, no. 6 second printing, no. 7 first edition [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Paysanne fribourgeoise, toilette.

      S.d., vers 1820,. 20 x 14.5 cm, gravee a l'eau-forte et aquarellee a la main, 1 feuille.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
 26.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Sechs Ansichten des Heidelberger Schlosses, 1820.

      Verlegt bei Mohr & Winter, Heidelberg, gedruckt bei C.F. Müller, Karlsruhe. 1820. - 1. &#132;Das Heidelberger Schloss gegen Osten." Das Heidelberger Schloß von Osten. Kreidelithographie mit ockerfarbiger und weißer Tonplatte gedruckt, auf Velin. 26,3:34,2 cm. &#150; Text etwas unscharf gedruckt. Literatur: Wechssler 754, III (von IV), mit aller Schrift und der Widmung: &#132;Seinem verehrten Freund & Lehrer Herrn Doctor Schwarz, Geheimen Kirchenrath & Professor an der Universität Heidelberg"; Gravenkamp WV 412; Dussler 3; Winkler 231/5. 2. &#132;Westlicher Theil von der Ruine des Heidelberger Schlosses". Heidelberger Schloß, Blick vom Stückgarten auf Ruprechtsbau, Bibliotheksbau und Englischen- oder Elisabethenbau. Wie vorher. 26,4:34,7 cm. &#150; Text etwas unscharf gedruckt. Literatur: W. 755, III (von III) mit aller Schrift; G. WV 415; D. 8; W. 231/10. 3. &#132;Der gesprengte & der Bibliothek Thurm vom Heidelberger Schlosse." Heidelberger Schloß, der Gesprengte Turm. Wie vorher. 26,1:34,1 cm. &#150; Mit Sammlungsetikett links unten. Literatur: W. 756, II (von II) mit aller Schrift; G. WV 414; D. 2; W. 231/9. 4. &#132;Der Altan vom Schlosse zu Heidelberg." Heidelberger Schloß, der Altan. Wie vorher. 26,7:34,3 cm. &#150; Text etwas unscharf gedruckt. Vertikale Falte. Literatur: W. 757, II (von II) mit aller Schrift; G. WV 413; D. 7; W, 231/7. 5. &#132;Hof des Heidelberger Schlosses gegen den Eingang." Heidelberger Schloßhof gegen den Eingang gesehen. Wie vorher. 27:34,5 cm. &#150; Text etwas unscharf gedruckt. Literatur: W. 758, einziger Zustand; G. WV 411; D. 1; W. 231/8. 6. &#132;Das Schloß zu Heidelberg gegen Nord Osten." Heidelberger Schloß von Nordosten. Wie vorher. 26:34 cm. Literatur: W. 759, II (von III); G. WV 410; D. 6; W. 231/6. Inkunabeln der Lithographie! &#150; Vollrandige Abdrucke, die Abbildungen sämtlich von vorzüglicher Druckqualität, zu den Außenrändern hin etwas angeschmutzt und mit winzigen Einrissen. Provenienz: Sammlung Heidelbergensis HM (ligiert), nicht bei Lugt. 1820 entstand die lithographische Folge von sechs Blatt mit Ansichten des Heidelberger Schlosses, die zu den Höhepunkten des künstlerischen Steindrucks der Inkunabelzeit zählt. Unter Verwendung von ein bis zwei Tonplatten gelang es Fries in meisterlicher Weise das Miteinander von romantischer Ruine und Landschaft im Wechsel des Lichts atmosphärisch dicht wiederzugeben. Zu den bedeutendsten Landschaftszeichnern der deutschen Romantik gehört der frühverstorbene, aus einer Heidelberger Bankiersfamilie stammende Ernst Fries. In seiner Heimatstadt erhielt er seinen ersten Unterricht zusammen mit den Freunden C.Ph. Fohr (1795-1818) und C. Rottmann (1797-1850) bei des letzteren Vater Friedrich Rottmann (1768-1816). Nach seiner Lehrzeit in Karlsruhe studierte er 1815/1816-1817 an der Münchener Akademie. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Heidelberg unternahm er 1818 ausgedehnte Studienreisen an Rhein und Mosel. 1823-1827 hielt sich Fries in Rom im Kreis von L. Richter (1803-1884), J.A. Koch (1768-1839) und J.M. von Rohden (1778-1868) auf. Die Jahre 1827-1830 verbrachte er abwechselnd in Heidelberg und München. 1831 wurde er zum Hofmaler in Karlsruhe ernannt. Sein tragischer Selbstmord in Wahnvorstellungen eines Scharlachfiebers beendete die vielversprechende Entwicklung einer großen künstlerischen Begabung.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [Gobe-mouche yetapa, femelle (= plate 296 from Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux ...)]. [France], 1824. Watercolour of a bird on unwatermarked wove paper (ca. 48 x 34.5 cm), standing on a branch signed: "JG Prêtre/ 1824". With plate number and bird name in pencil in lower left corner.

      For the published work see: Anker 502; Balis, Van diverse pluimage 75; Nissen, IVB 932; Zimmer, pp. 626-628. Original watercolour of a Strange-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora) by the prolific zoological artist Jean Gabriel Prêtre, produced for Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux... (Paris, 1820-1839). The Strange-tailed Tyrant is a passerine bird of the tyrant flycatcher family found in found Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.Temminck's lavishly illustrated Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux... issued in 102 parts between 1820-1839, was published as a kind of continuation to Buffon's Histoire naturelle des oiseaux (1770-1786). In total it contains ca. 600 engraved plates with about 800 figures of birds by Nicolas Huet and Prêtre, and it's considered "the most monumental work of the post-Napoleonic period" (Balis).Paper slightly browned and sides reinforced. A beautiful watercolour of a Strange-tailed Tyrant.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 28.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Sketches Representing the Native Tribes, Animals, and Scenery of Southern Africa

      London: William Daniell, 1820. From Drawings Made by the Late Mr. Samuel Daniell. 40 (of 48) plates of soft-ground etching. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Blue buckram, black spine label, some discoloration; foxing to a few plates (mostly marginal, heavy to plate 48), slight waterstaining to lower outside corners. 40 Plates of Southern Africa, 1820 William Daniell in his preface states, with regard to his brother Samuel's drawings, "He was indefatigable in the pursuit of the various subjects he has delineated; and it was his constant care to see the animals alive, that he might make himself master of their actions and habits. To the knowledge acquired in this way, he added all that could be obtained...by conversation with the peasants and natives." The letterpress descriptions accompanying the plates were the work of Dr. Somerville and John Barrow. "A most beautiful and sensitive work." (Abbey).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Collection factice de 12 volumes de la foie chretienne - piete - et spiritualite chretienne en reliures d'epoque.

      1820 -1840,. in-16° / pt in-8°, reliures divers en cuir d'epoque. L'ensemble en parfait etat:. 1) P. Marcel: Rudolphe, ou l'enfant de benediction Tours, 1840, frontispice gravee + 180 p. / 2) GuerinL.-F.: Tableau des fetes de la Reine du Ciel 2e ed. s.d. vers 1840, frontisp. + 246 p. / 3) GONNELIEU, R.P.: Imitation de Jesus-Christ. 1820, 536 p. / 4) Brignon P.J.: Le combat spirituel. 1840,464 p. / 5) Neuvaine complete en l'honneur de la Tres-Sainte Vierge. Nlle ed. s.d. vers 1852, 508 p. / 6) BRIGNON, P:J:: Le combat spirituel comp. en italien Laurent Scupoli. 1850,474 p. / 7) Le Guide de la femme chretienne,...piete a l'usage des femmes. 1862. Front gravee + titre lithogr. couleur(or et rouge), 719 p. / 8) Imitation de la Sainte Vierge sur le Modele de L'Imitation de J.-C. Limoges, gravures + 314 p., s.d., vers 1860 /9) Les Maximes de Saint Ignace, avec les sentimens de S. Francois Xavier. Tours 1837,188 p. + 1 ff. / 10) Manuel de piete a l'usage des seminaristes Paris 1827.382 p. / 11) Roy, J.J.: Histoire de Fenelon Archeveque de Cambrai. Tours, 3e ed., 1841, 288 p., + 4 gravures / 12) Imitation de J.-Chr. Tours, s.d.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
 30.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Il cuoco galante. Sesta edizione migliorata, ed accresciuta di Notizie, di nuove vivande, secondo il pensare, e far moderno; ed anche del Cibo Pittagorico, e particolarmente delle Patate; e pur di un Vocabolario spiegando li termini della Manovra. Tutto prodotto dallo stesso Autore.

      dai Torchi di Saverio Giordano,, Napoli, 1820 - "Pp. viii, 242 (2). Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta e due tavole f.t. Unito a: CORRADO V. Il credenziere di buon gusto Sesta edizione migliorata non solo in tutte le sue parti, ma accresciuta anche nel Trattato Istorico della Cioccolata, e del Caffè, come pure di Acque, di Odori, di Profumi, e di dotte, e speritose Poesie. Stesse note tip., pp. 128. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e fregi in oro. Fioriture sparse (pressochè inevitabili in quest'edizione), peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Ottima e definitiva edizione di questo classico che è giustamente considerato come uno dei più importanti testi della gastronomia italiana. ed apparso in originale nel 1773. Cfr. l'ampia bibliografia e soprattutto la prefazione di Nello Oliviero alla recente ristampa anastatica recente di Napoli (1985) in cui si descrive tra l'altro una famosa festa avvenuta il 26 luglio 1776 in cui il Corrado era il responsabile del vitto e un certo Casanova uno degli ospiti. Quest'ultimo descrive la serata nella celebre "Histoire de ma vie". "

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Short Account of the Voyages, Travels and Adventures of John Benson; comprising Seven Voyages to Different Parts of the World

      John C. Benson, [Rhode Island] 1820 - (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches). 120pp. Contemporary calf backed marbled paper covered boards Scarce privately published early American narrative of travels and seafaring life, including a shipwreck, capture by privateers and descriptions of slave trading. Beginning in circa 1760, Benson made seven voyages to the West Indies, Central America, & Africa, on two of which he was captured by French privateers and shipwrecked on another. His sixth voyage was aboard a slave trading ship from Newport to Sierra Leone, and includes an account of a slave insurrection aboard ship. His narrative of his voyages ends at p. 78 and is followed by "The Experience & Remarkable Vision of John Benson", an account of his life after leaving the sea. "It will be perceived, by the author's preface, that this work was to have been published during his life time. His death, which took place soon after the completion of the manuscript, prevented his design. Mr. Benson having brought his narrative . to the conclusion of his voyages; it has been thought advisable by the publisher, to give a short account of his life from the above period, to the time of his death" (Note by the publisher, p. [5]). Published by the author's son, the final 8 pages include a list of subscribers, largely from Rhode Island. It has been suggested that the work was published either in Newport or Providence, with the publication date of 1818 suggested by Shaw & Shoemaker (though a slightly later date more likely given Benson's death in December of that year). According to Wendell Phillips Garrison, in his The Benson family of Newport, Rhode Island (1872), the narrative was published "prior to 1824" by the author's son, John Casey Benson, a cotton, woollen and silk manufacturer in Worcester County, Mass. Scarce, with no examples cited in the auction records and not listed in Huntress. Shaw & Shoemaker 43283; Handler 81; Beinecke Lesser Antilles 670. Not in Huntress. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Carte topographique militaire des Alpes comprenant le Piemont, la Savoye, le Comte de Nice, le Vallais, le Duche de Genes, le Milanais et partie des Etats limitrophes.

      a Paris, 1820,. gr. in-folio, titre des cartes: 1 ff. simple: Tableau pour servir a l'assemblage (aux frontieres coloriees) / cartes doubles en plano: Geneve / le Simplon / Valteline / Chambert / Turin / Milan / Briancon / Alexandrie / Genes / Antibes ( avec le titre general) / Nice / La Spezia, reliure d'origine en d.-veau vert, roulettes dorees sur les plats, dos lisse avec titre et filets dores.. Un grand atlas sur la topographie militaire des Alpes. Rare, complet. Avec le XIXe siecle commencent les grandes realisations cartographiques modernes, carte de l'etat-major sarde ou de l'etat-major francais par exemple. Une dizaine de savants dont deux cartographes, diriges par le general Sanson responsable du Depot de la Guerre travaillerent a l'automne 1802 au sein de la Commission de normalisation dans le but d'uniformiser les methodes employees. Ils resolurent d'imposer l'utilisation d'instruments de mesure plus justes, de determiner les nivellements a partir du niveau de la mer, d'interdire l'usage de plusieurs perspectives sur une meme carte, d'orienter les cartes le nord en haut, d'utiliser des signes conventionnels, d'adopter une gamme d'ecritures, etc. Dans le meme temps, l'utilisation du systeme metrique pour le calcul de l'echelle et pour la mesure de la meridienne de France donne les bases d'un systeme moderne.C'est Jean-Baptiste Raymond, ingenieur-geographe militaire qui le premier applique ces nouvelles normes aux diverses cartes de la Savoie qu'il realise entre 1800 et 1830. Pour la Carte topographique militaire des Alpes en douze feuilles publiee en 1820, il utilise la projection du Depot de la Guerre, (ou Flamsteed modifiee), une echelle au 1/200.000e, et un systeme de hachures avec eclairement oblique selon les preconisations de la Commission de 1802. La clarte du resultat lui vaudra de servir de reference pendant une partie du XIXe siecle. Le dessin des montagnes reprend celui de Bacler d'Albe (avec corrections). Il faut souligner la richesse en cols et en passages dans toutes les regions alpestres. 'La carte des Alpes de Raymond constitua pour la cartographie alpine du XIXe siecle une oeuvre importante puisque le leve topographique est fonde sur la triangulation et que les topographes sardes la considerent comme une reference. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Aliprandi, Les Grandes Alpes dans la cartographie 1482-1885. Vol. 1: Histoire de la cartographie alpine p. 227 -239; Coll. Ryhiner, Catalogue n° 4019 pour la carte du dept. du Mont-Blanc de 1792. Perret -

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
 33.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820. Hardcover. Very Good +. Thomas Stothard. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [2], xcii, 429pp, [1] and Volume Two - v, [1], 415pp, [1]. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Magnificent set in full straight grain morocco, five raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume number in the fourth, remaining panels with gilt motiff and an double fillet frame, covers with double fillet border and dentelle (matching the inner dentelle), another smaller pattern is embossed inside that, gilt hatching pattern to 1/3 of each outer edges, beautiful marbeled endpapers. Double silk book markers (two per volume) are frayed atht ends, one page wrinkled, otherwise a very clean set with just a touch of wear to a couple of corners (no bumps) and minor signs of use on the hinges. All textblock edges gilt. Contents very clean. Binding and boards rock solid, no splits. It's always difficult to age-estimate these bindings, but this looks like the high-house style binding Bayntun did for Southran's, circa 1900. In any event, bindings are bright red with straight-grain morocco leather and a lots of gilt. The spines are not at all sun damaged, but have darkened evenly just a touch, very nicely matching the boards. A handsome full morocco set with excellent color.

      [Bookseller: Joseph Rhea, Bookseller]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Souvenirs Pittoresques du General Bacler d'Albe. (10e) Cahier. Ensemble de 22 vues lithographiees.

      a Paris, a la Lithographie de G. Engelmann, rue Louis le grand N° 27 au coin du Boulevard, s.d., ca. 1820,. 28x38 cm, collection de planches divers, tiree de 'Souvenirs Pittoresques de Suisse, Italie et France' le 'n° 10' a ete mis a la main, non relie dans la brochure originale avec titre imprimee (couverture avec dechirure).. La collection des ces 'incunables de la lithographie' ont ete lithographiee par Engelmann. C'est bien lui qui a introduit le procede de la lithographie en France (Perret). La collection complete est illustre de 100 planches, notre collection em comprend 22: N° 28: Pont d'Arcole / 30 Vue de Grenoble, rive droite de l'Isere / 35 Fabrique a Pont de Royau en Dauphine (tache d'eau) / 36 Le Pont de Royan en Deuphine / 37 Le jour de Cuisine au Camp /39 Ruines d'un chateau antique appelle la Tour de Crest / 41 Francoise Cantiniere / 42 Chartreuse de Romans en Dauphine (tachee) / 46 Torrent de la Roche Baudin / 47 Vue de Grenoble rive gauche / 48 Vue de l'Ermitage pres la cascade du Bouchot / 49 Un soldat blesse / 54 Roche tailliee, ruines de St. Barthelemi de Vals / 55 Entree de Plombieres / 59 Le Capitaine ne dinera pas / 67 La ville de Die sur la Dromme / 69 Ruines d'un Monastere a Dieu-le-fit / 72 Le Chazeau de Tournon sur le Rhone / 73 St. Sever a Vienne / 74 L'Eglise St. Pierre a Vienne / 75 Vue des anciens murs de Valence / 76 Montelegier (Drome).Louis Marc BACLER D'ALBE, est le fils du general, cartographe et grand artiste de l'Empire Louis Albert Guislain Bacler d'Albe. (1761-1824). En 1835 ou 1836, il epouse Emily de Villamil, fille de Felipe Martin de Villamil. Il est l'eleve de son pere et de Louis Hersent, lui-meme eleve de Jean-Baptiste Regnault. Plusieurs de ses tableaux sont exposes aux Salons de 1827 a 1833.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Perret 209.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
 35.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Sketches Representing the Native Tribes, Animals, and Scenery of Southern Africa

      London: William Daniell, 1820. From Drawings Made by the Late Mr. Samuel Daniell. 40 (of 48) plates of soft-ground etching. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Blue buckram, black spine label, some discoloration; foxing to a few plates (mostly marginal, heavy to plate 48), slight waterstaining to lower outside corners. 40 Plates of Southern Africa, 1820 William Daniell in his preface states, with regard to his brother Samuel&#39;s drawings, "He was indefatigable in the pursuit of the various subjects he has delineated; and it was his constant care to see the animals alive, that he might make himself master of their actions and habits. To the knowledge acquired in this way, he added all that could be obtained?by conversation with the peasants and natives." The letterpress descriptions accompanying the plates were the work of Dr. Somerville and John Barrow.&#11;&#11;"A most beautiful and sensitive work." (Abbey).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 36.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies.et al 1820. 8:o. Portrait, lx,456 + engraved folding map; xv,(blank),496; viii,443,(blank) + engraved folding map; ix,(blank),443,(blank); viii,432; x,420; ix,(blank),xii,424 + engraved folding map; xii,375,(blank); xii,502; xii,335,(1); xii,460; xv,(blank),432,(96 Index) pp. Modern half calf. Coloured edges. 22 x 14 cm. 12 vol

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
 37.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Micro-calligraphic manuscript "Dedicated in Friendship are the following sellections [sic] for an esteem&#39;d friend by William Tilley ? To the Memory of Mr. Daniel Salisbury who departed this life Octr 27 1794. Aged 24 years one month and six days ?" With miniature calligraphic versions of the Lord&#39;s Prayer, The Ten Commandments, etc

      n.p., 1820. Pen and ink in a miniature hand on paper, watercolor ornamentation of flowers, leaves, and two weeping willows, stamped gold foil border. 4to. Light chipping at edges and some browning to paper. A finely executed calligraphic manuscript, with miniature calligraphic versions of religious texts, done in memory of "Mr. Daniel Salisbury who departed this life Octr 27 1794. Aged 24 years one month and six days ?".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 38.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        The Nightingale Warbling Forth Her Owne Disaster; or, the Rape of Philomela. Newly written in English verse

      London: Printed by G[eorge] P[urslowe] for William Cooke, and are to be sold at his shop neere Furnevals Inne gate in Holbourne [but printed by J. Moyes, privately printed}, 1820. One of 27 copies reprinted from the only known copy of the edition of 1632. [16], 25 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Marbled boards and calf with wear, some light foxing. One of 27 Copies of Balladeer Martin Parker&#39;s "Nightingale" EXTREMELY RARE 1820 reprint of of a work by the King of 17th-century balladeers, reprinted from the then only known* "Strettel" copy (now at the Huntington), and inscribed by the famous book collector on the title page to Mr. R.H. Evans. Robert Harding Evans (1778-1857) was the bookseller and auctioneer of several aristocratic libraries, including that of the 3rd Duke of Roxburghe Library, out of his shop in Pall Mall. He was also the editor of his father Thomas Evans&#39; important compilation, OLD BALLADS (1810).&#11;&#11;"Martin Parker (fl. 24-1638; d. ?1654) was the most renowned black-letter ballad writer of the seventeenth century? [his] most erudite work was The nightingale warbling forth her own disaster, or the rape of Philomela (1632), which claimed to be a &#39;translation&#39; from Ovid ? (McShane).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 39.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Vue de Leipsick du coté de la porte de Grimma prise au moment de la foire].

      Dresden Ritter um 1820 - Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von und nach C.G. Hammer, Bildausschnitt 37,5 x 53 cm, Ansicht von Leipzig mit dem Grimmaischen Tor, im Vordergrund eine mit Wagen, Spaziergängern und Schaustellern belebte Straße; bedeutende und wichtige Stadtansicht von Leipzig aus der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts des berühmten Dresdner Malers und Kupferstechers Christian Gottlob Hammer, Mitglied im Kreis der Dresdner Romantiker; leuchtendes und künstlerisch ausgeführtes Kolorit; alt bis an die Einfassungslinie beschnitten und auf Trägerpapier (T.H. Saunders 1901) montiert, leicht wellig, sonst tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Voyages Pittoresques et Romantiques dans l&#39;Ancienne France [Ancienne Normandie]

      Paris: P. Didot l&#39;aine, 1820. First edition. 232 lithographed plates by Engelmann after Fragonard, Taylor, Bonnington, et al, some in two states, many plates with lithotint, printed on chine appliqué, 25 engraved vignettes to text. 2 vols. Folio. Contemporary half dark blue morocco and marbled boards, spines richly gilt. Light foxing throughout, mostly to margins. "the greatest of all publications illustrated with lithographs" - Ray The first two volumes, of an eventual 19 published over 58 years, of this highly influential series of romantic views of French scenery and architecture. Ray singles out this Ancienne Normandies series (a third volume, not present, was published more than 50 years later) as of particular interest and beauty, the Bonnington lithographs in particular "among the masterpieces of all lithography.".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 41.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.