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        The Tour[s] of Doctor Syntax, In Search of the Picturesque; [ ? In Search of Consolation]; [ ? In Search of a Wife]

      London: R. Ackermann, 1820. First editions (vol. I: first issue & first state of plate 5; vol II: second state of plate 15). 78 hand-colored aquatint plates after Thomas Rowlandson. 3 vols. Tall 8vo. Bound in full red morocco, gilt, t.e.g., rest uncut, by Root & Son. Vol. I: title-page with small repaired closed tears, plate 25 ("Syntax Preaching") repaired closed tear; vol III: p. 203 repaird closed tear, else a fine set with just some faint sporadic spotting to the plates. With an Original Drawing A complete set of first editions of the three tours of Dr. Syntax, finely bound by Root & Son, with an original watercolor and pencil drawing for "Funeral of Syntax," the final plate in the set, inserted in vol. III.

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        Historical Documents and Reflections on the Government of Holland - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London, Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones 1820 - Description; 3 v. Each with a half-title. Subjects; Netherlands -- History -- 1795 -1815. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres a M Malthus, sur Différens Sujets d'Économie Politique, nottamment sur les Causes de la Stagnation Générale du Commerce

      Paris: Chez Bossange, 1820. First edition. [8], 184 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf and blue marbled paper boards. The latter a bit scuffed, some light general foxing, else very good. Say vs Malthus Say's five letters written in respose to Malthus's Principles of Political Economy, defending the theories Say had enunciated in his classic Traité d'économie politique (1803). Say's work was immediately successful, and an English translation was published in the following years. An essential piece in the ongoing debate between the classical proponents of the 'law of markets' and their opponents.

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        Mémoires sur l'action mutuelle de deux courans électriques, sur celle qui existe entre un courant électrique et un aimant ou le globe terrestre, et celle de deux aimans l'un sur l'autre. Lus à l'Académie royale des Sciences. (Extrait des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique".) [i.e. "offprint from "Annales de Chimie et de Physique"].

      (Paris, 1820). Small 8vo. Contemporary (original?) blank blue paper wrappers. Annulated stamp to title-page, otherwise a nice, clean, and fresh copy. 68 pp. + 5 engraved plates.. First edition, in the extremely scarce off-print, of the first announcement of Ampère's seminal discoveries on electromagnetism, which laid the foundation for electrodynamics. Ampère first heard of Ørsted's discovery of electromagnetism on the 4th of September, when Arago announced Ørsted's results to the Paris Academy of Sciences. In Ørsted's experiment, a current-carrying wire is held over and under a compass needle - the result being that the needle is positioned at 45 degrees in respect to the wire. Ampére immediately saw that this result made no physical sense and realized that the true nature of the effect could not be observed until the force of terrestrial magnetism was somehow neutralized; what Ørsted had observed and reported on was the resultant of the force from the wire and that from the earth's magnetic field. Ampère discovered that the compass needle sets at 90 degrees to the current-carrying wire, when the effect of terrestial magnetism is eliminated. He also observed that current-carrying wires which are formed as spirals act as permanent magnets, and this lead him to his theory that electricity in motion produces magnetism and that permanent magnets must contain electrical currents. And thus Ampère laid the foundation of the new field of electrodynamics."Ampère, professor of mathematics at the Polytechnique, heard of Oersted's discovery and immediately set up a series of experiments to determine the exact relationships of current-flow and magnetism. In a week Ampère presented the first of a series of papers establishing the laws of forces acting between conductors carrying current." (Dibner). Ampère's seminal results were announced in a series of memoires read before the Paris Academy of Sciences in September and October 1820. These memoires were first published in the September and October issues of Arago's "Annales de Chimie et de Physique", and in November Ampère had the scarce seperate printing of his findings published under the title "Mémoires sur I'action mutuelle de deux courans électriques, sur celle qui existe entre un courant électrique et un aimant ou le globe terrestre, et celle de deux aimans I'un sur I'autre". It is this publication that is considered "his first great memoir on electrodynamics" (DSB).Sparrow: 8; Dibner: 62; Honeyman: 83; Barchas 51 (only the periodical-issue); Wheeler 762 (only the periodical-issue)

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        Thebes. Byban el Molouk. Statues et Fragmens de Granit Noir et de Granit Rouge Trouves dans les Tombeaux des Rois a L'Ouest, Couvercles de Vases Trouves dans les Hypogees

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 17 x 23 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: 1/2 inch tear to mid upper edge and soft crease to upper right corner (both well outside image area), light scattered foxing (mainly in outer margins). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 81 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, 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 are red and black granite statues and fragments, including ushabtis (funerary figurines) and covers for canopic jars; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of these beautiful carvings. .

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        Rare Declaration of Independence Broadside engraved by Eleazar Huntington

      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. Professionally restored including treatment of tears, minor loss, and creases. Fine appearance. 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 ?" 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.?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.

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        Draft of an Autograph Letter to an unknown recipient, regarding the primary role of Gouverneur Morris in the conception of the Erie Canal

      Staatsburg, [New York], 1820. Working draft, with numerous corrections and strike-through. 3 pp., on 2 sheets of blank stationery. Docketed on verso in the hand of Margaret Lewis (wife of Maturin Livingston) attesting that this is a "draft of my father's". 4to. A few minor chips at edges, two small closed tears, and slight discoloration; overall, very good and perfectly legible. In quarter red morocco slipcase. Gouverneur Morris: the Moving Force behind the Erie Canal Morgan Lewis was a son of Signer of The Declaration of Independence, served in the Revolution, became Governor of New York, 1804-1807 and married Robert R. Livingston's daughter. Here he speaks of the Canal : "I cheerfully comply with the request respecting the early Opinions of the late Governeur (sic) Morris on the subject of a canal communication of uniting the Water of Lake Erie and the Hudson by means of a Canal. "After the evacuation of Tyconderoga, in the Northern Campaign of 1777, the scattered forces of the Army of the North having concentrated at Fort Edward Mr. Morris arrived at Gen. Schuyler's Head Quarters, on a Mission from the Committee of general Safety of this State, to inquire into and report the actual state of the Northern Army. During the time he remained with us ... he quartered in the same House with the General & myself. Our evenings were usually passed together; and the state of our affairs generally the Subject of Conversation. Mr. Morris was of a temperament which never indulged despondency for a moment; not even on the most trying occasions. He never doubted the final triumph of our Arms, and the attainments of our Independence, and frequently descanted with great Energy on, what he termed, 'the rising glories of the Western World ... he declared in language highly poetic, and to which I cannot do justice, that the day was not far off distant when the Waters of the great Western lakes would, by the Aid of man, break through their Barriers and mingle with those of the Hudson. ... It is evident that he never lost sight of this object for in 1810, he came to Albany for the express purpose of engaging, if possible, the Legislature, in his plans for attaining it, and it appeared that he had, previous to his departure from Europe, secured, conditionally, a Loan of five millions for its execution. "While in Albany, Mr. Morris lodged in the same house with me ... and at his request, I accompanied him to that quarters of Mr. Clinton, Gen: Platt and Gen. Hull who were all at that time, as well as myself, members of the Senate. These gentlemen engaged with zeal in the project, and the ardour & perseverance with which the first named Gentleman [scored through] of them pursued it, and the merit he has justly acquired by the accomplishment of it, will never fail to do him honour. Nor has he I believe, on any occasion, done injustice to Mr. Morris by claiming to have been himself the original projector ...".

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        Poems. Two volume set. [Fore-edge paintings]

      W H Reid, London 1820 - xxii, 388pp; iv, 412pp. Fore-edge painting of The Inner Temple and new Library, London. Good example of fore-edge painting - a quality gold-edging disguises existence of the two paintings until feathered. Volume I: The Inner Temple. Volume II: New Library and Parliament Chamber. Language: eng G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Covers rubbed. Spines faded to brown Green gilt tooled leather cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Indicator Volume One and Volume Two {all published)

      London: Printed for Joseph Appleyard, Catherine Street, Strand, and sold by all Booksellers, 1820. First edition. [ii], 414; 192 pp. First 22 numbers were printed by H.C. Reynell, the others by Appleyard. [no title page was issued for Volume II] COMPLETE. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary brown calf, rebacked with modern tan calf spine. First Appearance of "La Belle Dame sans Merci" In the issue of May 10, 1820, one of the Keats' most famous and haunting lyrics appears for the first time: the classic evocation of romantic medievalism, "La Belle Dame sans Merci" (or, "Mercy" as it appears here). The text of the poem in this version departs in interesting ways from the Keats manuscript of April 19, 1820, and it is not clear whether the changes were made at Hunt's suggestion, or by Keats himself. The poem appears at the end of Hunt's essay (pp. 246-248) on the troubadour poet Alain Chartier; Keats is not mentioned by name, only referred to as "a friend", and the poem itself is signed "Caviare" "With Keats and Shelley, Hazlitt and Lamb all among its contributors, the INDICATOR would have earned its place in literary history solely for the first appearance of the original version of "La Belle Dame sans Merci" - Anthony Holden, THE WIT IN THE DUNGEON (NY, 2005), p. 142.

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        Die Kaiserpfalz in Seligenstadt.

      1820. Radierung, 1820, auf Velin. 14:19,6 cm. Literatur: G. Bergsträsser, Johann Heinrich Schilbach. Darmstadt, 1959, Druckgraphik Gr. 10. Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit breitem Rand. Sehr selten!. Das Werk Schilbachs hat eine feste Stellung in der Kunstgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts und Darmstadts. Sein Werdegang war jedoch von großen Widrigkeiten bestimmt. Schon mit 14 Jahren, "als ein armer Wayße", bat er im Jahre 1812 den Großherzog Ludewig I. in Darmstadt um eine Unterstützung für seine Ausbildung zum Maler. Von den frühen Hilfen für seine Ausbildung bei dem Theatermaler Georg Primavesi (1774-1855) über ein Stipendium des Großherzogs für Italien bis zu seinem schwankenden Gehalt als Hof- und Theatermaler blieb er sein Leben lang in finanzieller Abhängigkeit vom Darmstädter Hof.

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        Barker's Delight: Or, the Art of Angling. Wherein are discovered many rare secrets, very necessary to be knowne by all that delight in that recreation

      London: J. H. Burn, 1820. Second edition, reprinted from the original edition of 1657. PRINTED ON VELLUM. 2 title-pages dated 1657 and 1659, 3-page publisher's catalogue at end. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in contemporary straight-grained green morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, maroon watered silk endpapers, a.e.g. Fine. Preserved in morocco-backed solander box. Unique on Vellum The only copy of this edition printed on vellum. "One copy of the reprint by Burn was on vellum and is now in the Denison collection" (Westwood & Satchell). It reappeared in the Davis sale at Sotheby's on 26 November,1900, lot 16 (sold for £15.15.0), and again in the same rooms on 20 March, 1967, where it was purchased by Thorp. According to an inserted note from John Simpson, it was probably originally the Corser copy, sold at Sotheby's, in July, 1868.

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        6 kolorierte Lithographien in freien Varianten nach L'Arétin d'Auguste Carrache.

      Um 1820. - Größe d. Lithographien 18,5 x 14,5 cm (leicht variierend), Blattgr.: 32,5 x 26,5 6 kolorierte Lithographien auf Bütten unter grauen Masken. Diese großen und schön kolorierten Lithographien folgen in einer erfrischend freien Interpretation den berühmten Stichen Carrachis und gewinnen dadurch einen ganz eigenständigen Charakter. So stellen sich die eindeutigen Liebespositionen kraftvoll und schnörkellos, gleichzeitig harmonisch und intim dar. Den Künstler dieser Lithographien oder bibliographische Nachweise dieser Folge konnten wir bisher noch nicht erruieren. Nach der Titelgebung des 'Arétin d'Auguste Carrache' bilden folgende Motive die Vorlage: Julie avec un athlète - Mars et Venus - Bacchus et Ariane - Messaline dans la loge de Lisisca - Pandora - Satyre saillissant. Masken etwas berieben und an den Kanten etwas bestossen. 2 Lithographien mit winzigen Farbabschabungen, eine Lithographie etwas wellig im Papier. --------------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.|

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        6 kolorierte Lithographien in freien Varianten nach L'Aretin d'Auguste Carrache.

      Um 1820.. Größe d. Lithographien 18,5 x 14,5 cm (leicht variierend), Blattgr.: 32,5 x 26,5 6 kolorierte Lithographien auf Bütten unter grauen Masken.. Diese großen und schön kolorierten Lithographien folgen in einer erfrischend freien Interpretation den berühmten Stichen Carrachis und gewinnen dadurch einen ganz eigenständigen Charakter. So stellen sich die eindeutigen Liebespositionen kraftvoll und schnörkellos, gleichzeitig harmonisch und intim dar. Den Künstler dieser Lithographien oder bibliographische Nachweise dieser Folge konnten wir bisher noch nicht erruieren. Nach der Titelgebung des 'Aretin d'Auguste Carrache' bilden folgende Motive die Vorlage: Julie avec un athlete - Mars et Venus - Bacchus et Ariane - Messaline dans la loge de Lisisca - Pandora - Satyre saillissant. Masken etwas berieben und an den Kanten etwas bestossen. 2 Lithographien mit winzigen Farbabschabungen, eine Lithographie etwas wellig im Papier. --------------------------- English description available on request. Traduction francaise sur demande.

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        The Poetical Works of . . With remarks, attempting to ascertain, chiefly from local observation, the actual scene of The Deserted Village; and illustrative engravings, by Mr. Alken, from drawings taken on the spot. By the Rev. R.H. Newell

      London: Printed for Suttaby, Evance and Co., by Turner and Hadley, 1820 - Second Alken edition. 4to. 6 plates by color plates Samuel Alken and dedication leaf in color; iv, v, [2], 8-182 pp. Bound in full green straight grained morocco, a.e.g., by Arthur Culley, 3 bookplates of Charles L. Dana, and one other, spine discolored, front joint cracked, damage to fore-edge of one plate, some offsetting, still an attractive copy in a fine binding

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        MANUSCRITO ORIGINAL DE VETERINARIA, SEGISMUNDO MALATS 1820-1828

      - Veterinaria. 21X15. Pergamino. 220p. Extenso ejemplar. Obra original manuscrita de las primeras en educación albeitera en España, gracias a Sigismundo Malats y Hipólito Estévez. Extemadamente raro. Ref 10.1 Biblioteca AD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Promenade aux Cimetieres de Paris

      1820. SAINT-AUBIN, Pietresson de. Promenade aux Cimetieres de Paris, aux Sepultures royales de Saint-Denis, et aux Catacombes. Half-title, illustrated title-page, printed title, advertisements, 6, 243 pp. Illustrated with 28 engraved plates by Dubois and one large folding plan of the cemetery. 8vo., bound in contemporary green paper covered boards. Paris: Pancoucke, 1820. |~||~||~||~||~||~| An informative rare book on the cemeteries of Paris with descriptions of Père Lachaise, Montmartre, Vaugirard and Saint-Catherine, as well as the royal burial place of Saint-Denis and the catacombs. Saint-Aubin's book is a veritable tourist guide to the famous graves, tombs and sepulchers of the inhabitants. Some wear and chipping to green boards.

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        Voyage Historique et Politique au Montenegro. Two volumes

      1820. VIALLA de SOMMIÈRES, Colonel L.C. Voyage Historique et Politique au Montenegro. Two volumes. vi, 391, [1]; [2], 402 pp. Illustrated with large folding engraved map with colour outlines, 2 folding hand-coloured soft-ground engravings and 12 full-page hand-coloured, soft-ground engravings. 8vo., 200 x 125 mm, bound in contemporary French mottled brown calf, matching marbled paper over boards, orange and green title-labels on spines. Paris: Alexis Eymery, 1820. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. A fine copy of what is considered one of the standard of the very few works on Montenegro. Colonel L.C. Vialla de Sommiéres (1764-1849) was a career officer in the French military. He spent six years as governor in Cattaro Montenegro during the French occupation. He had participated in the storming of the Bastille in 1789; was elevated to Lieutenant Colonel by General Dumouriez in 1792 and fought in a number of battles in the Napoleonic forces in Germany, Italy and Central Europe. Besides the present volume he also authored La Nation aux gardes françaises, 1789. Voyage Historique et Politique is illustrated with hand-coloured engravings depicting architecture, natural history, costumes and customs. A list of plates: 1. Cattaro sous Monténégro.- 2. Costume du Gouverneur du Monténégro. - 3. Habitant du Monténégro. - 4. Femme du Monténégro. - 5. (Plan) A Autel - B Plan de l'Eglise. - 6. A Autel Il est soustrait à la vue des croyans par la boiserie. B Boiserie qui sépare le coeur de la nef. - 7. Façade de l'Eglise. - 8. Acte de Réconciliation publique devant le tribunal de Kméti.- 9. Fête de la pêche. - 10. L'Evêque ou Wladika. - 11. Fleur & fruit du Bamia des deux espèces. - 12. Espèce d'Acacia. - At end: Chant national des Monténégrins with the printed music. A fine copy. Brunet TM 20219. Lipperheide 1443.

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        [Blumenstrauß-Ziehkarte]: "Die schönste Blum' zerknikt die Zeit - Doch diese währt in Ewigkeit - [Ziehstreifen:] Die Freundschaft ists, Die uns in diesem Leben den Himel [sic] gibt, Zufrieden sind wir doppelt dan in unserm Streben, wen Liebe uns beglückt".

      Wien, G. Gruber, ohne Nummerierung (um 1820).. Streifenzugkarte. 7,5 x 9,2 cm; Ausziehstreifen: 2,2 x 5,7 cm. Handkolorierte Radierung. Papierbedingt etw. gebräunt, etwas fingerfleckig, verso m. Einriss.. Hübsche Biedermeier-Glückwunschkarte. Das Hauptbild zeigt einen Blumenstrauß. Nach Herausziehen des Zugstreifens zeigt sich in einem kleinen Oval ein sich umarmendes Liebespaar und als Symbol für Freundschaft, reicht der Mann einem anderen die Hand.

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        Micro-calligraphic manuscript "Dedicated in Friendship are the following sellections [sic] for an esteem'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'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 ...".

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        Hai theiai leiturgiai....

      Constantinople, Patriarchike Typographia, 1820.. circa 23,5 x 17,8 cm. 76 pp., with engraved vignette to title and 3 engraved plates of three patriarchs Modern red half-calf. Rare and very elegant Greek imprint with the liturgies of Johannes Chrysostomus, Basilius Magnus und Gregorius Dialogus with three large engravings showing them in liturgical clothing. Text in red and black with some ornaments and initials in red. - Just minor browning and a little dusty, altogether fine.

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        History of the Rise, Progress and Existing Condition of the Western Canals in the State of New-York, from September 1788, to the Completion of the Middle Section of the Grand Canal, in 1819, Together with the Rise, Progress, and Existing State of Modern Agricultural Societies, on the Berkshire System, from 1807, to the Establishment of the Board of Agriculture in the State of New-York, January 10, 1820.

      Published by D. Steele, Albany, NY 1820 - 104, 38, 34, 42, 5, 112-210pp + index. Bound with A Letter to the Honorable Brockholst Livingston, Esq. One of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, on the Lake Canal Policy of the State of New-York. With a Supplement, and Additional Documents by Robert Troup, Albany, NY, Printed by Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1822 (Sabin 97065). Contemporary full tree calf binding decorated in gold and blind on the sides and the edges, spine decorated, ruled and lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and title vignette, two maps (one foldout), three facsimiles and one engraved plate. Elkanah Watson's copy, boldly signed and with two pages of notes in his handwriting proclaiming his importance in establishing the canal system. Light edge wear. A near fine copy. Howes W166. Sabin 102130. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A history of New York from the Begining of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty

      John Murray - 1820. Paperboards. Original boards well worn. Lightly foxed throughout.A Reasonable copy of a scarce book. . . . . . Over 200,000 customers served online! Fast delivery, great seller’, Fantastic, came right away and was in perfect condition â€" thanks!’ Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 25% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 895.00 EUR. Order now to avoid disappointment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FORTY ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED PICTURES IN THE VATICAN. I PIU CELEBRI QUADRI DELLE DIVERSE SCUOLE ITALIANE RIUNITI NELL' APPARTAMENTO BORGIA DEL VATICANO INCISI A CONTORNO DA GIUSEPPE CRAFFONARA PITTORE TIROLESE.

      IN ROMA ;- 1820 - Most Handsome Folio. Attractive contemporary Half Calf. Illustrated with 40 (of 41) full-page Plates (lacking Plate 1) from the Library of Lord Newborough with his Bookplate. Some mild foxing otherwise Near Fine copy.

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        A Dictionary of the Chinese Language, in three parts. Part the second, Chinese and English, arranged alphabetically. Part II. - Vol. II. (Index of the Character - Index of english words - Synopsis of various forms of the chinese character)

      Macao, Printed at the honorable East India Company's Press by T.T. Thoms, 1820.. 4°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 4° (ca. 28,5 x 23 cm), VI, 177, 305 Seiten. Moderner Pappeinband. Cordier, BS, 3, cols. 1592-3. China illustrata Nova 785: Two fonts of Chinese characters were used, a large one for main entries and a smaller one for the examples. According to Heijdra, Morrison had Chinese type cut directly onto type blanks. That is, the type was not cast from matrices and therefore, was not reproducible. According to Walter Henry Medhurst, China, London 1838, p. 268, the dictionary was printed by the East India Company, at a cost of 15.000 Pound. Macao, printed at the Honorable East India Press, by P(eter) P(erring) Thoms 1820. Zustand: S. 1-14 restauriert u. mit geringer Textverlust, ansonsten gutes u. seltenes Exemplar.

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        Cojra

      1820 ca., Grigioni - Coira - Svizzera 1820 - Bella e rara veduta della città di Coira finemente acquarellata a mano da F. Landini mm 160x218

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        Woodcuts and Verses

      Kent: Printed at the private Press of Lee Priory: by John Warwick, 1820. Only one hundred copies printed. Label tipped in to blank before title-page: "The Engravings on Wood at Lee Priory, Printed on Chinese Paper. with Verses. 3 guineas...". Pp. [2], 14, [1, sectional title]; [45] ff., woodcut vignettes and verses, on india, printed on rectos only; [12] ff., poems, printed rectos only; Pp. 16, Notes, [2}, list of first lines & errata. 1 vols. 4to (9 x 7-1/4 inches). Bound in full contemporary straight grained crimson morocco, a.e.g. Bookplate of Thomas P. Wood, signed by him on first leaf, "Thos. P. Wood/ Chesterfield" Also inscribed by him to his sister on verso of flyleaf and signed again on title-page. Lightly worn at extremities.

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        Thoughts on Hunting in a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820. Engraved frontispiece, title-page with wood-engraved border, folding engraved plate of a dog kennel, woodcut head and tail-pieces. xii, 321, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full contemporary straight grained crimson morocco, gilt spine tooling, t.e.g. Fine. Provenance: Countess Doheny Sale February 21, 1989, lot 1910. Engraved frontispiece, title-page with wood-engraved border, folding engraved plate of a dog kennel, woodcut head and tail-pieces. xii, 321, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Double-Fore-Edge of Falconry and Hunting. With double fore-edges of two hunting scenes, one of three horsemen hunting with falcons, the other with hunters taking a fence after the dogs.

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        The Poetical Works of ... With remarks, attempting to ascertain, chiefly from local observation, the actual scene of The Deserted Village; and illustrative engravings, by Mr. Alken, from drawings taken on the spot. By the Rev. R.H. Newell

      London: Printed for Suttaby, Evance and Co., by Turner and Hadley, 1820. Second Alken edition. 6 plates by color plates Samuel Alken and dedication leaf in color; iv, v, [2], 8-182 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in full green straight grained morocco, a.e.g., by Arthur Culley, 3 bookplates of Charles L. Dana, and one other, spine discolored, front joint cracked, damage to fore-edge of one plate, some offsetting, still an attractive copy in a fine binding. Alken, Samuel. Alken, Samuel. Second Alken edition. 6 plates by color plates Samuel Alken and dedication leaf in color; iv, v, [2], 8-182 pp. 1 vols. 4to.

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        Magna Charta and the Bill of Rights, with the Petition of Right Presented to Charles the First by the Lords and Commons, Together with His Majesty's Answer; and the Coronation Oath

      London: Printed for J. Blacklock, 92, Royal-Exchange [etc.], 1820?]. Modern gray stabbed wraps, repaired and resewn, a good untrimmed copy, 44 pages; one copy in OCLC, the same copy in COPAC A rare, popular yet scholarly printing, based on the Cottonian copy at Oxford, with an extensive gloss; the Petition of Right and answer, though called for by the title, are not printed, though the answer of William and Mary (not called for) is

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        Ile de Philae - Vue des monuments de l'Ile et des montagnes de granit qui l'environnent

      Ile de Philae - Egitto 1820 - Veduta generale del Tempio di Philae sul fiume Nilo. A dx il Chiosco di Traiano e al centro il Tempio di Iside. Veduta incisa all'aquaforte su lastra di rame, inserita nella monumentale opera Description de l'Egypte, II° edizione dal 1820-29 voluta da Luigi XVIII, importante risultato culturale dell'occupazione francese in Egitto per il periodo che va dal 1798 al 1801. Bonaparte decise di invadere queste terre per controllare le vie commerciali verso l'india ed assestare in questo modo un duro colpo all'economia britannica. Durante questa operazione, il Nostro favorì l'attività di numerosi artisti, ingegneri, matematici e naturalisti per registrare e catalogare con estrema precisione le costruzioni e i monumenti egiziani nonché la flora e la fauna. Il risultato di questo immane sforzo, che per la pubblicazione coinvolse quasi duemila tra artisti e tecnici oltre a quattrocento incisori, fu l'opera "Description de l'Egypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française", che offre una globale visione scientifica dell'antico e moderno Egitto, nonché la sua storia naturale. La Description ebbe grande influenza sul movimento orientalista pittorico dell'ottocento e diede un contributo fondamentale alla diffusione dell'Egittologia. Numerosi edifici rappresentati in queste tavole sono stati completamente distrutti nel tempo. Pieghe editoriali mm 406x1005

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        Reich geprägte, vergoldete und bemalte Dokumentenmapp.

      Italien, um 1820.. 4° (Format ca. 28,4x21,5 cm), goldgeprägter Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit Orig.-Wappenmalerei auf den Deckeln.. Reich geprägter, vergoldeter und bemalter Einband ohne Inhalt. Innen mit Buntpapier. Geglättetes Kalbsleder mit reicher Vergoldung und Wappen-Malerei sowie Verzierung als Gouache. Unikaler Prachteinband, vermutlich als Hülle für ein Diplom im Namen des Königs Ferdinando von Bourbon (1751-1825), Infant von Spanien, als Ferdinand IV. König von Neapel (1759-1806), als Ferdinand III. König von Sizilien (1759-1815) und als Ferdinand I. König beider Sizilien (1815-1825). Es lassen sich Reste eines Fadens, der wohl das Dokument fixierte, ausmachen. Das Wappen hier vermutlich in der Form nach 1815. - Gering berieben, sonst sehr schön. - Empty binding, probably meant as a portfolio for a certificate or diploma. Richly gilt and with painted coat of arms of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies on both covers. Just a little rubbed, very decorative.

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        Edfou (Apollinopolis Magna) - Vue perspective du Pylone et de la cour du Grand Temple

      Edfou (Apollinopolis Magna) - Egitto 1820 - Veduta del pilone magnificamente decorato con scene di offerte agli dei e del colonnato visto dalla corte interna del Tempio di Edfu dedicato al dio Horus. Veduta incisa all'aquaforte su lastra di rame, inserita nella monumentale opera Description de l'Egypte, II° edizione dal 1820-29 voluta da Luigi XVIII, importante risultato culturale dell'occupazione francese in Egitto per il periodo che va dal 1798 al 1801. Bonaparte decise di invadere queste terre per controllare le vie commerciali verso l'india ed assestare in questo modo un duro colpo all'economia britannica. Durante questa operazione, il Nostro favorì l'attività di numerosi artisti, ingegneri, matematici e naturalisti per registrare e catalogare con estrema precisione le costruzioni e i monumenti egiziani nonché la flora e la fauna. Il risultato di questo immane sforzo, che per la pubblicazione coinvolse quasi duemila tra artisti e tecnici oltre a quattrocento incisori, fu l'opera "Description de l'Egypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française", che offre una globale visione scientifica dell'antico e moderno Egitto, nonché la sua storia naturale. La Description ebbe grande influenza sul movimento orientalista pittorico dell'ottocento e diede un contributo fondamentale alla diffusione dell'Egittologia. Numerosi edifici rappresentati in queste tavole sono stati completamente distrutti nel tempo. Piega editoriale mm 541x862

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        Die Anzeigen der mechanischen Hülfen bei Entbindungen, nebst einiger, in neuerer Zeit empfohlenen geburtshülflichen Operationen und einer verbesserten Geburtszange.

      Giessen, Georg Friedrich Heyer, 1820.. 8°. XXIV, 470 S., 1 n.n. Bl. Verbesserungen. Mit einer gefalteten Kupfertafel. Pappband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild.. Hirsch-H. IV, 825. - Waller 8005. - Erste Ausgabe. - Ritgen (1787-1867) wurde nach seinem Studium in Giessen erster Direktor der Entbindungsanstalt. Förderte die Hebammenausbildung und schrieb mehrere Lehrbücher zur Geburtshilfe. Der Ritgen Handgriff oder Hinterdammgriff wurde von ihm im vorliegenden Werk erstmals beschrieben. - Papier leicht gebräunt. Titel gestempelt. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Einband schwach beschabt. - Selten.

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        Photograph of Edmond de Goncourt

      GONCOURT, Edmond de. Portrait for La Galerie Contemporaine by Nadar. Woodburytype print with artist's information printed on mount, matted and framed in polished dark wood. [Paris: Nadar, ND]. |~||~||~| |~||~||~||~||~| A visually arresting portrait of Edmond de Goncourt by famed portrait photographer Nadar (Gaspard-Felix Tournachon 1820-1910). "Nadar's notoriety in photography came after successful careers first in writing and publishing and then in caricature. Nadar's turn to portrait photography appears to be a natural progression from his work in caricature." "Galerie Contemporaine, stands out due to its ambitious scope, as well as for the quality of the photographic imagery it contained. Underpinned by a certain patriotic sentiment and a more sophisticated approach to celebrity, the subtitle Litteraire Artistique declares the work's focus of interest to be high art. In fact Galerie Contemporaine evolved into the most impressive set of celebrity portraits published in nineteenth-century France, forming a vital visual record of the leading figures who shaped public life, in science and politics as well as the arts, during the Second Empire and the emergent Third Republic." Hannavy, John, editor. Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Photography, p. 971 and 567.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Triest, 26. I. 1820.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. In italienischer Sprache an den Kunsthändler und Verleger Domenico Artaria in Wien.

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. with an Essay on His Life and Genius by Arthur Murphy, Esq. A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes.

      Printed for J. Walker [et al] 1820 - 12 volume set. 8vo. Leather spine with marbled boards. Printed for J. Walker [et al], 1820. Internally excellent with clean, white, unmarked pages. Good solid, bindings. Some rubbing to covers. Hardcover. A nice, well preserved set that can be handled and read without fear of disintegration. See our pictures. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Dr. Börne").

      Frankfurt, 17. XII. 1820. - ½ S. 4to. Unpublizierter Brief an Johann Friedrich v. Cotta: "Ew. Hochwohlgeb. / Habe die Ehre anbei das Manuscr. zum 2ten Hefte der Wage zu überschicken. Ich wünsche das ganze Mscpt. auf dieses Heft verwendet zu sehen, auch wenn es mehr als die gewöhnlichen 3 Druckbögen betragen sollte. - Ich lege 50 Exempl. vom 1sten Hefte bei, und die Handlung mag vom neuen Hefte eben so viel zurückbehalten zum Debit. Von den abgesezten Exempl. erhält sie, wie verabredet 50 Pr. C. Rabatt. Es versteht sich dass dort auch das Heften (Broschieren) besorgt werde. - Gut wäre es, wenn die Verlagshandlung für Bekanntmachungen sorge, und überhaupt alles thue, was sie thun würde, wenn sie den Verlag schon wirklich übernommen hätte [.]". - Von Börnes "Wage" ("Eine Zeitschrift für Bürgerleben, Wissenschaft und Kunst") erschienen zwischen 1818 und 1821 in unregelmäßigen Abständen insgesamt 13 Hefte. Cotta hatte mit Börne vereinbart, Druck und Vertrieb zu übernehmen; der Plan sah zwei Bände jährlich bei 2000 fl. Honorar vor. Bis Ende des laufenden zweiten Bands (dessen zuletzt erschienenes erstes Heft das insgesamt neunte bildete) sollte Börne die Zeitschrift auf eigene Kosten weiterführen. Für Börne hätte dieses Arrangement mehrere Vorteile gehabt: er hätte die Druckkosten nicht vorschießen müssen, Cotta hätte für den Absatz gesorgt und insbesondere war die Württemberger Zensur deutlich liberaler (vgl. Börnes Brief an Jeannette Wohl v. 15. Nov. 1820, Smtl. Schr. IV, S. 325). Indessen lehnte Cotta, kaum hatte er Börnes Einsendungen näher studiert, "offenbar mit Rücksicht auf seine Beziehungen zur Wiener Staatskanzlei die offizielle Übernahme der 'Wage' ab, vermittelte aber den weiteren Verlag des Journals bei der mit seinem Hause verbundenen Druckerei Heinrich Laupp in Tübingen" (Smtl. Schr. V, S. 663). Obwohl die als Forum für einen "Kampf der Meinungen" projektierte "Wage" bis zuletzt weitgehend ein Einmannunternehmen des Herausgebers blieb, der praktisch alle Beiträge selber verfasste, "hatte sie dank der spitzen und angriffslustigen Feder Börnes trotzdem [Erfolg .] In die kurze Zeit des Erscheinens der 'Wage' fallen die Ermordung des Erfolgsdramatikers August von Kotzebue und als deren Folge die 'Karlsbader Beschlüsse' mit der nochmals verschärften Zensur und der Hetze gegen Liberale und Demokraten. Der dauernde Kampf mit der Zensur - Börne wurde einmal sogar für vierzehn Tage eingelocht - war denn auch der Grund für das Ende der Zeitschrift" (Th. Eh., Museumsgesellschaft Literaturhaus Zürich). - Gebräunt und mit Faltspuren; stellenweise geringe Randläsuren; am unteren Rand Cottas Antwortvermerk vom 22. Januar 1821. Biographische Notiz zum Verfasser von alter Sammlerhand im unteren Blattviertel. Nicht in: Börne, Sämtliche Schriften (hg. von I. und P. Rippmann), Bd. 4/5: Briefe (Darmstadt 1968); wäre in der Abt. IV (an verschiedene Empfänger) zwischen Nr. 49 und 49a einzureihen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Barnabæ Itinerarium, or Barnabee's Journal . . with a Life of the Author, a Bibliographical Introduction to the itinerary, and a Catalogue of his Works. Edited from the First Edition by Joseph Haselwood

      London: [s.n.], 1820 - One of 125 copies, privately printed. 2 vols., 12. Frontispiece, plates. Full green morocco, gilt, by BEDFORD. Bookplate of Hugh Perkins and morocco ex-libris of Estelle Doheny. Lovely set of this fine edition. Lowndes I, 260 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Minerve, vaisseau aerien destine aux descouvertes

      1820. ROBERTSON, Étienne Gaspard. La Minerve, vaisseau aërien destiné aux découvertes, et proposé à toutes les Académies de l'Europe... Seconde édition, revue et corrigée. 36, [4] pp. Illustrated with 4 woodcuts printed on 3 pages, one large folding engraved plate of the Minerve (490 x 331 mm), letter-keyed to text; and a woodcut title vignette. Small 8vo., 194 x 114 mm., bound in nineteenth-century brown calf gilt, sides panelled with triple fillet, spine richly gold tooled, morocco gilt lettering-pieces, turn-ins gilt, gilt edges, preserving original plain mauve front wrapper with author's presentation inscription. Paris ("Vienne: de l'imprimerie de S.-V. Degen, 1804. Réimprimé à Paris"): Hocquet, 1820. First and Only Edition of this facetious scheme to tour the world in a giant hot air balloon, a presentation copy from the author to an unidentified recipient. The Belgian physicist, painter, ex-priest and balloonist Étienne Gaspard Robertson (né Robert, 1763-1837) was best known to his contemporaries for his wildly popular magic lantern shows, "perhaps the most memorable phantasmagoria spectacles ever created" (Terpak, Devices of Wonder, p. 301). Robertson toured throughout Europe, marking his arrival in each new city by an attention-grabbing balloon ascent. Although he is credited with accomplishing the first balloon flight undertaken for purely scientific purposes, Robertson's own account of that flight, undertaken on June 18, 1803 with a music professor named Lloest, did little to counter his reputation as a charlatan. Not only did he exaggerate the altitude reached (supposedly 23,536 feet), but his report was also laced with whoppers, such as his claim that the reduced pressure of the high altitude had so enlarged the heads of the balloonists that Lloest could no longer wear his hat (Rolt, The Aeronauts, p. 186). The enterprise set forth in the present pamphlet was one of the first projects to involve a giant balloon. In theory, a giant balloon would provide a larger reservoir for gas and would thus make it possible to undertake very long flights. In fact, the technology of the time would have made such a balloon utterly unmanageable. La Minerve was one of the largest balloons every conceived; with a 160-foot diameter, it was designed to carry a load of 161,000 pounds, including 60 scientists, and was outfitted with ample sleeping space, a library, church, gymnasium or exercise area, water-closets, chemistry laboratory, music room, separate ladies' quarters, anchor, huge storage barrel for storing water, wine and foodstuffs, dinghy in the form of a smaller balloon attached to the main balloon, etc. The main hull was convertible into a ship in case of a water landing. All areas of the balloon, which was made of rubber-lined silk, were connected by silk ladders. "Although the grandiloquent dedication to [Alessandro] Volta would appear to have been written in all seriousness, the design of the La Minerve is of such baroque extravagance that the conclusion that Robertson was either mad or clowning is hard to resist…" (Rolt, pp. 137-8). This is a rare presentation copy of this scarce pamphlet, only two copies listed as appearing at auction in the last 40 years in ABPC, one of them this copy. The inscription reads: "a Monsieur Chevalier donne de la part de M. Robertson." Expertly rebacked with the original spine laid down. PROVENANCE: Mon[sieu]r Chevalier (?), recepient of presentation from author; Philip Hofer, with his ex-libris on front inside cover. Brockett 10421. Gamble 781. Genesis of Flight, p. 84. Liebmann and Wahl 443. Maggs, History of Flight (cat. 619), 194. Romance of Ballooning, pp. 62-63. Maggs. Bibliotheca Aeronautica, no. 265.

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        DAS GROSSE A B C-BUCH. ENTHALTEND: DAS A B C, WURZELWOERTER, UND WURZELWOERTER MIT IHREN ANGEHAENGTEN ABLEITUNGSSYLBEN.

      Neu-Market, Va.: Salomen Henkel, 1820. - 92,[3]pp. on blue-tinged paper, including woodcuts. Woodcut frontispiece and titlepage vignette. 12mo. Original cloth backed, paper covered boards, decorated with woodcuts of an elephant and a rooster. Boards very lightly stained. Internally bright and clean. A near fine copy, in original condition. Styled "Second edition" on the titlepage, though with a pagination conforming to the first edition. A charming speller and alphabet book for children, produced by the Henkel family press in New Market, Virginia in 1806. Led by the renowned preacher, Paul Henkel, they established the first Lutheran publishing house in the United States. The Henkels published numerous Christian catechisms, hymn books, and other works. The present title is a wonderful example of their pedagogical efforts, designed to teach children to read and spell in German, thereby perpetuating German culture and language in the United States. SWEM 8228. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 1569.

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        History of the Rise, Progress and Existing Condition of the Western Canals in the State of New-York, from September 1788, to the Completion of the Middle Section of the Grand Canal, in 1819, Together with the Rise, Progress, and Existing State of Modern Agricultural Societies, on the Berkshire System, from 1807, to the Establishment of the Board of Agriculture in the State of New-York, January 10, 1820

      Albany, NY: Published by D. Steele. 1820. First Edition. Hardcover. 104, 38, 34, 42, 5, 112-210pp + index. Bound with A Letter to the Honorable Brockholst Livingston, Esq. One of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, on the Lake Canal Policy of the State of New-York. With a Supplement, and Additional Documents by Robert Troup, Albany, NY, Printed by Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1822 (Sabin 97065). Contemporary full tree calf binding decorated in gold and blind on the sides and the edges, spine decorated, ruled and lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and title vignette, two maps (one foldout), three facsimiles and one engraved plate. Elkanah Watson's copy, boldly signed and with two pages of notes in his handwriting proclaiming his importance in establishing the canal system. Light edge wear. A near fine copy. Howes W166. Sabin 102130. ; Octavo .

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        Silhouetten Alphabet in: W G Becker's Taschenbuch zum geselligen Vergnügen herausgegeben von Friedrich Kind Auf das Jahr 1820

      1820. SCHOPENHAUER, Adele. Silhouetten Alphabet in: W.G. Becker's Taschenbuch zum geselligen Vergnügen. herausgegeben von Friedrich Kind. Auf das Jahr 1820. [2], xx, 412, 24, 413-422, [2] pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and title-page, 10 full-page engraved plates, 13 leaves with silhouette alphabet, 12 leaves with sheet music and dance diagrams on recto and verso. 12mo., 117 x 87 mm, bound in original pale blue printed boards, a.e.g. Leipzig: Georg Joachim Göschen, 1820. |~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this elegant silhouette-alphabet, cut by Adele Schopenhauer (1797-1849), author, and sister of the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. Each letter incorporates a fairy tale figure or scene giving clues for a riddle. This was one of Adele's Schopenhauer's earliest publications, she later became a well-known silhouette artist. Kippenberg II, 7894. Hübscher 852.

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