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      R. Ackermann, London 1820 - "A Portion of Heaven Fallen Down to Earth,"One of 50 on Large Paper, Beautifully Colored. 422 x 324 mm (16 5/8 x 12 3/4"). sheets 407 x 318 mm. (16 x 12 1/2"). xiv, [ii], 178 pp. Translated from the German by John Black. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Issue. ONE OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES. Excellent contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards by Charles Hering (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), newly rebacked and recornered to style by Courtland Benson, wide raised bands and panels attractively gilt in scrolling designs, gilt titling, all edges gilt. 24 HAND-COLORED PLATES OF THE RHINE (plus one folding map), taken from the drawings of Christian Georg Schütz and engraved by Sutherland, Havell, and Bartlett. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of "R G V"; front free endpaper with evidence of bookplate removal. Abbey "Travel" I, 217; Tooley 234. Offsetting onto tissue guards (indicating that they have done their job), one tissue guard missing (but no offsetting onto text in this case), isolated trivial thumbing, foxing, or rust spots, but A FINE AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE COPY, the beautifully restored binding unworn, the text and plates with only the most minor imperfections, and the margins of this special copy remarkably broad. This is one of Ackermann's major color plate books and apparently the first in his "Picturesque Tours" series, others of which explore the Seine, the Ganges, and the Thames. The book describes a trip down the Rhine on that part of the river generally considered most romantic and charming. The account contains not only topographical descriptions, but considerable historical information and details of popular traditions. The tone is frankly advocative, the book being written "with a view chiefly to the information of travellers of cultivated minds who may be induced to visit this interesting portion of Germany." The main appeal of the book for us today, of course, resides in the book's spacious and richly colored plates. The irresistibly scenic views seem to justify the book's claim that the region depicted is "a portion of heaven fallen down to earth." Our plates are early impressions, and, as in other contexts, size matters here: the sheets in our volume are 407 mm. tall, appreciably larger than most of the copies seen in auction records, which measure, on average, approximately 330 mm. (Abbey's untrimmed copy measured 425 mm., and a Large Paper Copy sold at Sotheby's in 2007 had sheets 402 mm. tall.) As the limitation would indicate, copies on Large Paper are very uncommonly seen, and our copy is beautiful, with especially well-preserved text and plates and an exceedingly handsome replica spine. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Issue. ONE OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Chinese Botanical Watercolor

      1820 - Chinese watercolors Indian School, circa 1820’s Watercolors on paper Framed size: 21 1/2" x 18 1/4"

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Rosarum Monographia; or, A Botanical History of Roses.

      London, printed for James Ridgway 1820 - 1st ed. 25.5 x 15.5 cms. 18 hand coloured and one other plate by the author, original boards, later spine with recent paper label. Fore corners rubbed, owner's details on upper board and front free end paper, slight foxing and offsetting but pages uncut with resulting wide margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books ABA ILAB]
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        A Narrative of a Journey into Persia, and Residence at Teheran; Containing a Descriptive Itinerary from Constantinople to the Persian Capital,.,

      W. Wright, London 1820 - 8vo. xvi,402pp. followed by a 2pp publisher's catalogue. Contemporary half calf; spine with simple gold rules, red leather lettering peice, gilt, marbled paper boards, Hand-colored frontispiece of the interior of a Harem; folding map. The map has an unobtrusive repair of a short marginal tear (no loss). The map, endpapers and frontispiece are lightly soiled, board papers and edges generally worn and rubbed; else a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of John Gregory Crace, and with an inscription on a preliminary blank: "To Emily Patan from her affectionate husband J. F. Patan. Calcutta 1826." First edition in English of these letters written by Joseph Michel Tancoigne during his voyage to Persia between 1807 and 1809, as a member of the French embassy of the general Gardane, the first of the three French embassies to Persia in the nineteenth century. First published in Paris under the title "Letres sur la Perse et la Turquie d'Asie" in 1819. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rosarum Monographia; Or, A Botanical history of Roses to which is added, An Appendix, for the use of cultivators.etc

      Ridgway London 1820 - Tall octavo; xxxix, 156pp. 18 hand coloured plates plus one uncoloured (complete). Occasional spot or offsetting. In full calf, the upper board being original, the lower board and spine being a replacement. Top corner of upper board is darkened, presumably caused by smoke damage, though there is no damage whatsoever internally. *** Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel's copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown (and the reason for the upper board being retained, the lower one having been discarded by a previous owner). Cut ink signature of Robert Peel pasted to front endpaper. Overall a Good copy of an excellent work on Roses.

      [Bookseller: Neil Summersgill ABA,PBFA,ILAB.]
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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine (Volumes XLVII)

      H.D. Symonds, London 1820 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Please make sure you view the gallery of extra photos of selected plates before ordering. These extra images are available on request. These books MUST be insured so please make sure you contact us before ordering through abe as standard abe postage rates do NOT apply. With 89 Stunning exquisite HAND COLOURED plates within the period 1820 to 1821. Plates 2161 to 2250 inclusive with one plate substituted (1771 for 2190) and one missing (2248). The brightness, quality and vibrancy of the colours of the plates have to be seen to be believed. Index included. Rebound in tan cloth with black and gold leather labels. Cut without any significant loss to text and plates - 5.5" - 9" Donated to library and stored at the correct humidity and temperature and then released for sale in 1998. Front Pastedown contains library plate but no other marks on title page or plates. The volumes appear not to have been used which may explain their immaculate and stunning condition. The magazine was founded in 1787 by William Curtis and has continued publication to the present day. 'The reputation of the magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants.' Curtis' principal artists were William Kilburn + James Sowerby and Sydenham T. Edwards. These skilled artists worked with him for 28 years and it was they who were responsible for most of the plates that appeared in the magazine. From October 1834 Walter Fitch became the main artist - a post that he would hold for 40 years. 'In the confident hands of a botanical artist like W.H. Fitch lithographs have an immediacy and spontaneity encountered usually only in original works of art.' This volume comes from an advertised complete run covering the first 45 years. On checking we find that there was in fact a gap in the run. Vol 46 for 1819 runs from plate 2023 to 2104 inclusive and is our book ref 4982. Complete correct with index. The binding of this volume (our book reference 4983) has vol 47showing on the spine for 1820 but is in fact a combination of 1820 and 1821. The plates start at 2161 through to 2188 for 1820. So 2105 to 2160 inclusive are missing. They then run form 2189 through to 2250. In fact the full run for 1821 is plates 2189 to 2272 inclusive. In that run the text for 2190 is faced by plate 1771. Also the publishers made an error with the printing of the plate numbers for 2247, 8 and 9. 2247 was printed as 2148 and contains a manuscript change to 2247 (this matches the text). 2247 is included in this book but excludes the text (I can provide a quality copy) Plate 2248 was incorrectly printed with 2249 on it and this is completely missing form this volume. Again I can copy the original plate and text from another volume). 2249 is correctly numbered by the publishers and is included in this book. So the book for sale covers part 1820 and 1821 with plates 2161 to 2250 inclusive subject to the omissions listed. The book contains the index for 1820. A copy of the index for 1821 can be provided if required. Our website contains 4 pictures of this book. Please note that the pink tinge to the paper is a white balance error in the camera as the paper is in fact off white. Stunning quality of plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BIANCOLIBRARY]
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        A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula, Polyanthus, Ranunculus, Tulip, and Other Flowers

      ated fromCopac and page count)- London - Published by the author 1820 - A scarce first edition of this fantastic and much revered work on flower horticulture. A very rare survival in original publisher's boards. 'Including a dissertation on soils and manures, and containing also a catalogue of the finest and most-esteemed carnations etc that are cultivated by the amateur florist, and exhibited at the different prize-shows round London and other parts of England. To which are added, the rules and regulations of the Islington and Chelsea Florists' societies'. With a lovely hand-coloured frontispiece of 'a bizarre carnation'. Dedicated by permission to the Right Honourable Dowager Lady de Clifford. With interestinggarden-themed bookplate to front pastedown. 'Sold by Mr Carpenter, Bookseller, Old Bond-Street, Messrs. G. and W. B. Whittaker, Booksellers, Ave Maria Lane; and by the Author, Paddington Green'. This work went throughseveral editions, with additions andadded colour plates. Thomas Hogg was a florist of Paddington Green, Middlesex. Condition: In original publisher's boards. Externally rubbed with marks, front board detached, wear and slight loss to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, textblock edges dusted andjust a few scattered dust marks and spots within. Overall: FAIR due to fragile nature of original publishers boards, very good internally. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Sermons &c. Addressed to the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Saint John the Evangelist, and Saint Mary, in Brecon. WITH Four Sermons. On Subjects connected with the Combined Attack, Now Making by the Advocates of Sedition and Blasphemy .

      Brecon: Printed by Henry Hughes 1815 & 1820 - 2 volumes: 8vo., [1]-240pp. pp. 203-206 misbound. A Sermon, preached at Chapel of Saint Mary, in Brecon, On Wednesday, the 25th day of October 1809. Containing An Account of the First Establishment of the Benevolent Schools Founded at Brecon, in honor of the commencement of the 50th year of his majesty’s reign. Richard Davies, President. Pages 26-30 List of Subscriptions for Building a School Room. Annual Subscriptions, ‘Progress of the Boys’ School’ and ‘Progress of the Girls’ School’. Folding Chart of ‘Regulations the Girls’ School’. Folding Chart of ‘Regulations of the Benevolent School at Brecon’. ‘On Needlework’, ‘Visitors’ et al. Incl. ‘An Address, delivered by the Reverend Richard Davies to the inhabitants , in Brecon, who offered themselves for Confirmation, in June 1807. And also Incl. ‘A Sermon Preached March 29th, 1815, before the Honourable George Hardinge Chief Justice of that Circuit by Revd. T. Price. [Brecon. Printed by Henry Hughes.] WITH Davies, The Rev. Richard. Archdeacon of Brecon. Four Sermons. On Subjects connected with the Combined Attack, Now Making by the Advocates of Sedition and Blasphemy Against our Civil and Religious Institutions. Brecknock. Printed by Henry Hughes, 1820 8vo., [1]-142 pp. with an ‘Errata’ leaf pasted to rear pastedown endpaper 8vo., 2 volumes, a little foxing otherwise contents very good, bound in quarter blue paper boards, paper spines, worn, rubbed and torn with loss, however sound. NSTC, COPAC, World Cat. provide only BL and Bodleian for ‘Four Sermons’ 1820 and no reference found for ‘A Sermon’ or ‘Sermons’ 1815 which contains the Sermon Preached before Judge Hardinge. George Hardinge was the Judge of Mary Morgan hanged in 1805 for the murder of her new born baby. Mary lies buried in the Churchyard at Presteigne. Hardinge was a cousin of her employer, Walter Wilkins, at Glasbury near Hay-on-Wye; Walter Wilkins junior was Chairman of the Jury. It has been claimed that Walter Wilkins junior was the father of the child although this is no longer widely believed. He did not however appear to use his influence to help her during the Trial although she would have had no defence at all without his financial contribution. Ex Libris label to Sermons (1815) of Winton. The Wilkins family used the alias of de Winton (assumed circa 1839) and the County Library at Llandrindod Wells has a number of documents concerning the case including the link between Hardinge and Wilkins. Sermons, (1815) signed in ink to front pastedown endpaper of ‘John Parry de Winton’ ‘ . Brecon/21st July 1924,.’ Walter Wilkins junior is listed in the Subscriptions List for the Benevolent Schools and John Parry Wilkins was appointed Treasurer circa. 1809. In 1814 both were still in the Subscriptions List. The Sermon delivered by the Revd. T. Price is full of zeal and eerily reminiscent of Hardinge’s own writing. “By the Fear of the Lord men depart from evil”. Proberbs XVI. 6. being the theme on this particular occasion. Signed in ink in a neat flowery hand, to front free endpaper of Four Sermons (1820) ‘Thos. Powell/Brecon/Jan’ry 31st 1820’. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Offas Dyke Books]
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        Assembled by Miss Caroline Marshall Altwick

      n.p., [c.1820]. (ALBUM, ENGLISH) Oblong 4to. With cut-outs of splendid mezzotint portraits, engravings, fine hand-colored aquatints French and English after Boilly, W. Gear, Pigal, Howan. Some lithos by Senefilder. 82 pp. Contemporary quarter calf, disbound. Wonderful collection of images

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        Fine bust-length lithographic portrait by Julien Boilly (1796-1874)

      [ca 1820], [Paris] - An Italian, composer, conductor, teacher, administrator, theorist, and music publisher active in France, Cherubini was "a dominant figure in Parisian musical life for half a century. He was a successful opera composer during the Revolutionary period, and had comparable success with religious music from the beginning of the Restoration. He was made director of the Paris Conservatoire and consolidated its pre-eminent position in music education in Europe." Michael Fend in Grove online Signed and dated in the stone by the artist. With printed text below portrait: "Institut Royal de France. Académie des beaux Arts (Musique) Cherubini. Chevr. de La Legion d'honneur et de St. Michel. Surintendant de la musique du Roi etc. Né à florence [en 1760] Elu en 1815." With "539" in pencil to foot of sheet. Image size 150 x 175 mm., sheet size 298 x 202 mm. Slightly soiled and foxed. A very good impression on wove paper. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Frederick Nash (illus.), John Scott (text) & P.B. de la Boissiere (French translation): Picturesque Views of the City of Paris and its Environs; consisting of views on the Seine, public buildings, characteristic scenery, &c. With appropriate descriptions.,

      London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820-1823. - DETAILS: (London): Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820-3. Contemporary half morocco. 56 (of 57) steel engraved plates, all on india paper and mounted, all (bar two) with tissue guards, and each accompanied by 2-4pp of English and French text. Large folio (10.5in x 14.5in). *This is a heavy item weighing! UK, Europe and US rates are quoted. Would prospective bidders from other countries please e-mail us for a shipping in advance. CONDITION: Very Good to Good (see table below for details). Both volumes: Dirt, rubbing and edgewear to boards and spine, but binding solid. Lacks 1 plate in Volume 2. First two plates in Volume 1 lack tissue guards. Ink inscription facing first title page in Volume 1. A little sunning to pages and plates. Moderate to heavy foxing to a number of plates (about 8 or so plates fall into this category). Many plates have only light foxing to the borders, a few have spots to the engravings themselves, and several have heavier foxing around the edges of the engravings. A number are free from foxing altogether. Offsetting to many tissue guards (they`ve done they`re job!). Generally most engravings are in collectable condition. Paper repair to top of one text page in Volume 2 (text unaffected), text also in nice condition, with just a few spots of dirt and finger marks here and there. *Photo(s) given of actual book. CONTENTS: A collection of views of buildings and scenery in and around Paris. This work includes 56 of the 57 original plates (58 are listed, but one of these is two engravings on one plate). There are 50 engravings in the main work, each with typically 2-4 pages of notes, in both English and French, plus a further 7 engravings in a supplementary section at the rear of Volume 2 (these last 7 with a single page of notes covering all 7, again in both English and French). The fine steel engraved plates after Nash include (English titles, though both English and French contents pages are included): Place Vendome; 3 plates of the Palais Royal; 3 plates of the Louvre; Pont des Arts; Fountain Chatelet; 2 plates of Notre Dame; the Church of the Sorbonne; Val de Grace; The Odeon Theatre; the Aqueduct of Arcueil; 3 plates of St Denis; Palace of Saint Cloud; Barrier du Trone; The Catacombs; Burial Ground of the Pere la Chaise; Palace of the Legion of Honour; Hotel de Cluni; Palace of Versailles; Little Trianon, Versailles; Voltaire`s Monument in the Pantheon; Hospital of the Invalids; 2 plates of the Palace of Justice. The second volume lacks 1 plate - Tombs of Moliere, La Fontaine, and Massena, but includes the accompanying English and French text. Both volumes have a title page, and Volume 1 includes a main title page for the set dated 1820 - the two title pages for each volume are both dated 1823. Aside from some scattered foxing (mostly to the borders), most of the plates are generally in very nice condition, though a number do have moderate to heavy foxing. There is an inscription at the front of Volume 1 stating that this set was purchased from the collection of Sir Thomas Lawrence. Lawrence (1769-1830) was a notable English painter; the sale of his belongings took place at Christie`s on May 11th 1830. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 5550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni Muenchen]
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        The Gloucestershire Directory, Containing the Names & Residences of Professional Gentlemen, Merchants, Manufacturers, and Tradesmen in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Wotton-Under-Edge, Dursley, Tetbury, Painswick, &c. &c. Alphabetically arranged; with A Brief History of the City Of Gloucestor, A Correct Account of The Arrival and Departure Of Mail and Other Coaches, Waggons, Caravans and Water Conveyances; Also A List of The London and County Bankers &c. Embellished with a Neat Engraved Plan Of The City Of Gloucester

      Printed by J. Roberts , Gloucestershire 1820 - , xx, 228 pages, folding map of Gloucester at front First Edition , front and rear boards loosely held, spine well rubbed, edges of boards rubbed, few pages coming loose at lower hinge, pages and map clean, in good+ condition , full tree calf with gilt bands to spine, blue speckled edges 12mo, 18x11cm Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        A Letter to Earl Bathurst, Secretary of State for the Colonial Department

      London: James Ridgway, 1820. Octavo, fine condition in Aquarius binding of full navy calf, gilt spine. Bennet's attack on Macquarie precipitating the Bigge enquiry. An important early colonial work, Bennet's attack on the administration of Governor Macquarie, was an important document that precipitated the enquiry by Commissioner Bigge and the end of Macquarie's command in New South Wales. Bennet (1777-1836) was a British politician who led a crusade to reduce crime, investigate prisons and transportation while reforming the London police. With a charge to 'to diminish the sum of human misery' Bennet worked tirelessly to expose maladministration and archaic practices in British gaols and the transportation system generally. In this published address to Lord Bathurst, Macquarie is accused of extravagance and autocracy. However, writing from England, Bennet relied upon prejudiced testimonies from Macquarie's enemies (including the indefatigable Reverend Samuel Marsden) and ultimately presented a biased version of events. Although Bennet's work in England was broad and enlightened, his critique of convict administration became a tool for colonial 'exclusives' who wished to end Macquarie's term as governor of New South Wales. {i A Letter to Earl Bathurst… }remains a highly informative account of transportation and early colonial society generally, it includes useful statistical information including population figures, a civil list of persons holding government posts and shipping arrivals and departures for the years 1819-20. Furthermore, the appendix prints letters from Governor Macquarie, Samuel Marsden, W.H. Moore and others. Marsden's letter concerning affairs at the Parramatta hospital is a fine work of vitriol, asserting 'For the number of persons in the hospital, I do not believe that there is such an infamous brothel in the whole universe…I behold drunkenness, whoredom, sickness and death…in the room where the dead are lying, debaucheries are going on.'.

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        Classical Excursion from Rome to Arpino

      Geneva, printed for the author,, 1820. Large octavo. Original boards, skilfully rebacked to style in calf, gilt bands, black morocco label, edges uncut. Large folding engraved frontispiece after Kelsall, 3 engraved plates, litho plate. Printed on thick paper. Circulating library plate of Acton Reading Society (South Gloucestershire) to pastedown, with manuscript entries dated 1822; pencil ownership inscription of F. R. Cowell, with acquisition date January 1958, to an early blank; few pencil marginalia in text. Board edges a little worn, but an excellent copy, clean and fresh, with untrimmed edges. First edition. The Eton and Cambridge-educated Kelsall (1782–1857) adopted the life of a travelling scholar, publishing the fruits of his labours privately, such as his translation of Cicero's The Last Two Pleadings … Against Caius Verres (1812), with a postscript arguing that Sicily was in need of drastic modernization along liberal and democratic lines. His chief interest was architecture, holding the Greek Doric style as the best model for a reformed modern architecture. He himself designed buildings in various styles, including models for university buildings, and argued for a wider university syllabus, to be followed by a world tour. In this work Kelsall published designs for a monument to Cicero in the Amalthea at Arpino, having been amazed to discover that none existed there. (He later renamed his Hampshire house the Villa Amalthea, setting up busts of poets and scholars in the garden.) The work is characteristically wide-ranging and digressive, causing one early reader to comment in pencil at the foot of page 189, after a lengthy digression On the different opinions which have been formed of Cicero: "What have these 59 pages to do with a classical excursion?" F. R. Cowell was a 20th century classical historian.

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        Om blåsrörets användande i kemien och mineralogien.

      1820 - Stockholm, H. A. Nordström, 1820. 8:o. (10),302,(2) pp. & 4 folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf with gilt and blind tooled spine. Sprinkled edges. Spine slightly worn with some superficial cracks. Scattered small stains. Small damage to the paper on p. 48 with a loss of a couple of letters. Minor tear and a loss of paper in lower margin on p. 249.Holmberg Bibliografi över J. J. Berzelius 1820:1."On the use of blowpipes in chemistry and mineralogy". First edition of this influential work which was translated into many different languages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Om BlÃ¥srörets Användande i Kemien och Mineralogien

      Nordstrom, Stockholm, 1820. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is in Swedish. Small number written lightly on front endpage. Text otherwise unmarked. Light discoloration to cloth on spine. Pages aged with light foxing. Rebound to hardcover. Boards lightly bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Fold out chart in back. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 119205..

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        Oeuvres. [Edition par Viollet-le-Duc].

      - Paris, Th. Desoer, 1820. 5 volumes in-8, demi-veau brun glacé de l'époque, dos ornés d'un décor "Restauration" de 4 nerfs plats garnis d'une dentelle dorée, d'une large plaque centrale et de fers à froid entre-nerfs, titre et tomaisons dorés, palettes dorées en tête et pied, plats de papier veiné et tranches assorties. Première et unique édition collective des oeuvres de Rotrou, précédées d’une notice biographique et d’une "Notice historique et littéraire" en tête de chaque pièce, par Viollet-le-Duc. "Le plus important, après Corneille, des dramaturges français dans les années qui précèdent 1650 (.). Univers qui fascine encore par sa variété et son foisonnement baroques, par ses tensions et ses discordances, en même temps que par cette constante interrogation sur le monde et le héros (et aussi sur le théâtre) qui lui donne sa cohérence profonde: violence de l’action et des passions, puissance de l’imagination, éclat du verbe. A redécouvrir ou à re-présenter" (Bernard Croquette). (Brunet, IV, 1412. Quérard, VIII, 164). Bel exemplaire, très frais, très bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Cádiz, 1820. Imprenta de Roquero. Rústica en papel de aguas con puntas ladeadas. 237pp., 20x15cm. Cortes con puntos de óxido. ( Casa ) CADIZ

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        The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq.

      Edinburgh, London- Arch. Constable and Co., Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and John Murray 1820 - A finely bound twelve volume set of The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Twelve Volumes, complete. Rebound with the original boards, except Volume X. A letter concerning this set of Walter Scott, from Henry Babington Smith, dated May 1923,is contained herewith. There is an ink inscription on the front blank of Volume 1 from Mary Babington, dated 1820. With Henry Prior's bookseller label on the front pastedown of Volumes I-IX, and XI-XII. Volume X is bound by Maltbys of Oxford. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, 1771 1832, was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time and is considered by some as responsible for inventing the modern historical novel. After Scott had founded a printing press, his poetry, beginning with The Lay of the Last Minstrel brought him fame. He published a number of other poems over the next ten years, including the popular The Lady of the Lake. Whilst Scott is considerably more popular as an author, his poetry is not to be overlooked. Sir Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI, 1863 1923, was a senior British civil servant. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read classics. Amongst his numerous positions, Babington Smith became principal private secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, private secretary to Lord Elgin on his appointment as Viceroy of India, and Treasury representative in the South African War. In 1900 he became British representative on the Council of Administration of the Ottoman Public Debt, becoming its chairman in 1901. In 1903 he returned home to become secretary to the General Post Office. In 1909 he became president of the National Bank of Turkey. The First World War saw him holding a variety of posts connected with finance, including deputy governor of the British Trade Corporation. In 1918 he accompanied Lord Reading to the United States as Assistant Commissioner and Minister Plenipotentiary. After the war, he chaired the Indian Finance and Currency Committee and the Railway Amalgamation Tribunal in 1921. He was appointed a director of the Bank of England in 1920. Smith was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours for his services in the United States. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The front hinge of volume 1 is slightly strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing, with some discolouration to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with only very slight browning to the page edges, and occasional spotting, becoming most prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hemisphere Oriental dresse pour l'usage particular du Roy sur les observation astronomique et geographiques qui se trouvent rapportes dans l'histoire et dans les memoires de l'Acadamie Rle. des Sciences. Par Guillaume Delisle premier geographe de la meme academie. Revu, corrige et augments des nouvelles decouvertes et des voyages du Captaine Cook, avec les routes de ce celebre navigateur. Par Dezauche succesr. des Srs. De L'Isle et Phil. Buache, lers. Geographes du Roi et de l'Acadamie Rle. des Sciences en 1782. A Paris, chez Dezauche.

      Paris - Copper engraved double page map with pale outline color. Circa 1820-1827. A little known map publisher who reissued earlier work from atlases using plates of L'Isle and Buache. This is a handsome large map that shows the routes of the Cook expeditions in precise detail. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 30 1/4". Inventory#: p190pmat. 0

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      1820. [JUVENILE -- OCCUPATIONS]. THE CABINET OF USEFUL ARTS & MANUFACTURES; DESIGNED FOR THE PERUSAL OF YOUNG PERSONS. Dublin: Printed by Christopher Bentham, 19 Eustace-street, 1820. First edition. 10 full-page wood- engraved illustrations, plus tailpieces. vii, [9]-180 pp. The full page illustrations are included in the pagination. Except for two plates illustrating important resources (the beaver and the seal), the plates represent trades. 12mo., 13.5 x 9 cm. In a scruffy, contemporary binding of rustic appearance: worn and soiled gray paper over chipped, scabbard boards, with a leather backstrip laid down. The front hinge is split but the bookblock is sound. Contemporary ink ownership ("Isaac Brown, Jan 1st, 1825") on reverse of frontispiece and some juvenile pencil squiggles in a few margins. Scattered, light foxing and a few creased corners throughout the text leaves. Manufacturing trades are represented by glass, porcelain, linen, rope-making, wool, silk, hats, leather, paper, sugar, and salt, while the useful arts are represented by printing calico, founding type, letterpress printing, and book binding. Coming at the end of the volume, and seeming to fall somewhere between a useful art and manufacturing, is brewing. A rare first edition of this title (OCLC first search lists only 10 copies), with later editions over the following decade printed at Dublin, London, and New York. (Osbourne Collection, p. 110: Dublin, Thos. Courtney, 1821; Kress C.1389: Dublin, W. Folds & Son, 1825).

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        The life of . shewing his arrival at a Foundling-School, his occupations there, his departure from there to Ackworth School in Yorkshire, from thence to York, where he was put an apprentice to a bread-baker, his hardships during his apprenticeship, and the various vicissitudes he has hitherto encountered.

      York: Printed by by T. Weightman 1820 - FIRST EDITION, oval woodcut portrait frontispiece, 1 woodcut illustration in the text, minor spotting, pp. [vi, including frontispiece], 51, 12mo, disbound, good The frontispiece shows Hart at the age of 70. His story is one of industry, loyalty and doggedness - and bad masters, accidents, and ill luck: a detailed, and rather terrifying, picture of rural poverty. The only copy recorded in COPAC is at York Minster, none in WorldCat. The booklet was published in the hope of raising some subscription, so that he would not be thrown upon the mercies of ‘parochial minificence’.

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        Principles of Political Economy considered with a view to their practical application.

      London: John Murray, 1820 - Octavo (212 × 125 mm). Bound in contemporary full sprinkled calf, spine in elaborately gilt-tooled compartments with a new black morocco label, speckled edges. Contemporary bookseller's ticket and ownership inscription, with occasional neat pencil annotations to the text. Spine and corners rubbed, joints repaired, a few light scratches to covers, some light spotting throughout. A very good copy in a contemporary binding. First edition. The book was conceived as a series of tracts rather than a comprehensive and systematic treatise, though Malthus published it to establish his own position against that of Ricardo, with whom he had been having an ongoing debate about the nature of labour, demand and profit. "In his 'Principles of Political Economy', Malthus was proposing investment in public work and private luxury as a means of increasing effective demand, and hence as a palliative to economic distress. The nation, he thought, must balance the power to produce and the will to consume" (DSB). "The Principles had only a limited impact at the time, and was severely criticized by J. R. McCulloch and Ricardo; the latter prepared extensive critical notes. But more recently it has received greater recognition, largely as a result of the comments by J. M. Keynes in the 1930s. Keynes argued that Malthus's theory of effective demand provided a scientific explanation of unemployment, and that the hundred-year domination of Ricardo over Malthus had been a disaster for the progress of economics. Keynes believed that if economics had followed Malthus instead of being constrained by Ricardo in an artificial groove, the world would be a much wiser and richer place" (ODNB). From the library of Abel E. Berland, with his bookplate. Goldsmiths' 22767; Kress C.577. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lind, Jenny (1820-1887). Autograph note, 19 January 1849

      Lind, Jenny (1820-1887). Autograph note, 19 January 1849. 1 leaf, 8vo. (11.3 x 18cm). Folded, in brown ink. In excellent condition. To an unidentified recipient. Concerning the end of her operatic career [translation]: "Ms Lind regrets very much that further commitments for the next year cannot be accepted." "Fraulein Lind bedauert sehr dass sie keine weitere Engagements fur die nachste Zeit annehmen kann." At 28, Lind was at the height of her career, having made her triumphal debut in Vienna, in 1846, and, the following year, in London, in the presence of Queen Victoria. Having decided to give up theatrical roles, she sang in Sweden during the winter of 1847, making her last Stockholm appearance as Norma in April 1848. She then sang for a second season at Her Majesty's, followed by an extensive tour of Great Britain. In December she sang Mendelssohn's Elijah at the Exeter Hall, London. Persuaded to give six extra farewell performances at Her Majesty's, she made her final stage appearance there as Alice on 10 May 1849. In 1850 she embarked on an eight-month concert tour throughout the USA, visiting 93 cities. She continued to sing in concerts and oratorios, both in Germany and in England, where she lived from 1858 until her death. In 1883, the year of her last public performance, she became professor of singing at the RCM.

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        The Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature (PLATES: VOLUME VI--ANCIENT AND MODERN ATLAS)

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London 1820 - Quarto (11" tall x 10" wide). Leather bound; cover rubbed and holding well with wear mainly to corners and spine; Raised bands on spine with gilt to covers and spine. [unpaginated] Plate volume from the Rees Cyclopedia. 61 b/w double page maps. Light foxing, particularly to the verso of maps, some scattered staining mostly to margins and minor wear particularly to extremities of boards. Minor insect damage to inside rear cover and rear blanks. Overall, very good / vg+. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1820, 10,5x15,5, 4 volúmenes: I- retrato dibujado por Rivelles y grabado por Blanco, LXXVIII-358 págs. II- 403 págs. III- 341 págs. IV- 335 págs. Raro ejemplar ya que lleva las páginas preliminares con el prólogo y la vida del autor. Encuadernados en plena piel de época (pasta española) con tejuelos. (Palau: "Bella edición y la más completa, puesto que se ajustó al manuscrito del autor. Sin embargo, como se publicó en el período constitucional, se suspendió la venta 3 años, y sólo se autorizó su circulación suprimiendo el Prólogo de Meléndez y su vida, escrita por Manuel José Quintana"). (51730).

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        Infant Sprinkling Proved to Be a Human Tradition being the Substance of a Debate on Christian Baptism, between Mr. John Walker, a Minister of the Secession, and Alexander Campbell, V.D.M., a Regular Baptist Minister. Held at Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, on the 19th and 20th June 1820, in the presences of a very numerous and respectable Congregation. To which is added, a Large Appendix

      Alexander Campbell, 1820. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Antiquarian Condition. Hard to Find Scarce First Edition Antiquarian leather bound book copy in Good Antiquarian Condition of Infant Sprinkling Proved to Be a Human Tradition being the Substance of a Debate on Christian Baptism, between Mr. John Walker, a Minister of the Secession, and Alexander Campbell, V.D.M., a Regular Baptist Minister. Held at Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, on the 19th and 20th June 1820, in the presences of a very numerous and respectable Congregation. To which is added, a Large Appendix. Errata page. Published by Alexander Campbell. Steubenville, O[hio]. Printed by James Wilson. 1820.216 pages, 7-3/8 x 4-3/8 x 1 inches, 19 cm. CONDITION NOTES: Complete. Worldcat shows 214 pages but this ends the Appendix midsentence. The last word on page 216 is Amen. Owner name, Hiram Headley with date May 1823 on first pages. Cover detached from book book at front between front free endpaper and title page. Pages show liquid stain in first portion of book, foxing spots throughout. Printing in perimeter of pages is readable but sometimes light or visibly faint. Book block bound tight. Darker leather overlay on spine where presumably title would be, evidence but not of overlay near spine tail shows 3 small wear holes. A total of 1000 copies were printed by Campbell for the first printing. Walker argues for infant baptism by reason of the rite being the New Testament replacement for circumcision, the symbol of the covenant God made with Abraham.

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        Untitled [Rural fishing scene]

      - George Henry Durrie (1820-1863) Untitled [Rural fishing scene] Oil on Canvas, 1856 Frame size: 34 1/4” x 30 1/8”; Canvas size: 30 1/4” x 25” Signed: Durrie/1856, lower left George Henry Durrie was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1820. Along with his older brother John, he studied sporadically from 1839 to 1841 with the portrait painter Nathaniel Jocelyn. From 1840 to 1842 he was an itinerant painter in Connecticut and New Jersey, finally settling permanently in New Haven. He produced roughly 300 paintings, of which the earliest were portraits; by the early 1850s, he had begun to paint the rural genre scenes and winter landscapes of New England that are considered his finest achievement. His landscapes are characterized by the use of pale though cheerful colors and by the repeated use of certain motifs: an isolated farmhouse, a road placed diagonally leading the eye into the composition, and a hill in the distance. By the late 1850s Durrie's reputation had started to grow, and he was exhibiting at prestigious institutions, such as the National Academy of Design. In 1861 Currier & Ives helped popularize his work by publishing prints of two of his winter landscapes, "New England Winter Scene" and "the Farmyard in Winter." Two more were published in 1863 and a further six after his death that same year. This piece is exemplary of Durrie’s noted painting style. A dirt road, left of center leading up, visually immerses the viewer into the landscape. The scantily-colored hills in the distance add an incredible sense of depth, yet also aid the scene’s soothing, languid atmosphere. The artist’s generous use of soft, unsaturated yellow and green hues, paired with a pale, almost white-yellow sky, produce a subtle yet naturalistic lighting effect. This is beautifully contrasted by the lone subject fishing in a creek bed, graced with dark undertones, playing a complementary, rather than central role in the painting’s overall composition, yet still alluding to an important American pasttime.

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      - Madrid, 1820. Imprenta Nacional de Madrid. Pasta española de época con tejuelo en lomera. 120pp., 15x10cm. Buen estado. ( Casa ). CADIZ

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Année 1820 - Volume II - Tome Quatorzième [ Tome 14 - Tome XIV ] : Sur la limite inférieure des neiges perpétuelles dans les montagnes de l'Himalaya et les régions équatoriales (Alex. de Humboldt) ; Mémoire sur la Communication des mouvemens vibratoires entre les corps solides (Félix Savart) ; Experimenta circa effectum, etc. Expériences sur l'effet du conflit électrique sur l'aiguille aimantée (J. Chr. Oersted) ; Examen de quelques composés qui dépendent d'affinités très faibles (Berzelius) ; etc.

      Crochard 1820 - 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1820, 448 pp. avec 3 planches dépliantes et 2 pp. (catalogue Crochard). Contient notamment : Sur la limité inférieure des neiges perpétuelles dans les montagnes de l'Himalaya et les régions équatoriales (Alex. de Humboldt) ; Mémoire sur la Communication des mouvemens vibratoires entre les corps solides (Félix Savart) ; Experimenta circa effectum, etc. Expériences sur l'effet du conflit électrique sur l'aiguille aimantée (J. Chr. Oersted) ; Examen de quelques composés qui dépendent d'affinités très faibles (Berzelius) ; etc. Rare exemplaire du très important tome 14 des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique", contenant plusieurs articles de grande importance, et d'abord l'article fondateur de Christian Oersted (pp. 417-425), première traduction de sa brochure latine "Experimenta circa effectum conflictus electrici in acun magneticam", that "opened a new epoch in the history of physics". On y trouve également l'article de Félix Savart (bien complet des 3 planches dépliantes) . Charmant exemplaire relié dans son cartonnage d'époque (une très petite mouill. discrète en marge intérieure des planches). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of George Berkeley, D.D. Late Bishop of Cloyne in Ireland. To which is added, An Account of his Life; and Several of his Letters to Thomas Prior, Esq., Dean Gervais, Mr. Pope, &cÉ

      London: Printed by J.F. DoveÉfor Richard Priestley, 1820. - Three volumes, octavo. [4], lxxv, 411; [4], 455; [4], 476 pp. Volume II contains diagrams and an engraved folding plate of Tabula Lusoria. Volume III contains a large engraved folding plate of "The City of Bermuda Metropolis of the Summer Islands." Contemporary diced calf. Double-ruled gilt fillets on covers, gilt decorated spine with brown morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Some corners lightly bumped, light foxing, old ink signature in each volume. A very good, attractive set. First octavo edition of the collected works of Berkeley, first published in quarto in 1784. See Keynes, Bibliography of George Berkeley, p. 262. Both the quarto and the octavo collected works are uncommon on the market. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Various Countries of the East; Being a Continuation of Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,

      London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1820. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Neatly rebacked. Book-plates of two previous owners. Some offsetting and browning to plates and some light scattered spotting to text First Edition Contemporary calf 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xxi, 603pp, + appendix and plates. 2 maps and 11 plates, some folding, one engraved vignette.

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        Glasfabrikation auf dem Aile" (EINZELBLATT),, (bei Neustadt zwischen Freiburg und Donaueschingen) aus:"Trachten, Volksfeste und charakteristische Beschäftigungen im Grosherzogthum Baden in XII malerischen Darstellungen und mit historisch-topographischen Notizen begleitet" (BLATT 2 AUS DER REIHE),

      Freiburg, in der Herder`schen Kunst- und Buchhandlung (1820-27). - SEHR SELTENE UND QUALITÄTSVOLLE altkolorierte Aquatinta-Radierung Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 ca. 28 x 21 cm, montiertes Blatt und Titel hinter Passepartout

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        Hauensteiner" (EINZELBLATT),, aus:"Trachten, Volksfeste und charakteristische Beschäftigungen im Grosherzogthum Baden in XII malerischen Darstellungen und mit historisch-topographischen Notizen begleitet" (BLATT 1 AUS DER REIHE),

      Freiburg, in der Herder`schen Kunst- und Buchhandlung (1820-27). - SEHR SELTENE UND QUALITÄTSVOLLE altkolorierte Aquatinta-Radierung Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 ca. 28 x 21 cm, montiertes Blatt und Titel hinter Passepartout

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        Album with 51 topographical watercolours, depicting views from the Mühl dictrict in Upper Austria, from Styria and Lower Austria.

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

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        Cyclopaedia of Arts, Sciences and Literature. 4 volume set

      Longman, London 1820 - 540 engraved plates. [152 missing] :: The full collation is as follows: 540 plates present. 152 missing: Vol I (Agriculture - Algebra-Analysis-Anatomy-Architecture-Artillery-Astronomy (Fergusons eclipsareon and globes,Constellations, Davis's quadrant, Eltons quadrant, Newtons Quadrant;Mayers and Bordas Circle, Troughton reflecting circle; Mendozas circle, Ramsdens circle; Herschels Fort Fett reflecting Telescope) 187 present, 29 missing. Vol II (Basso Relievo - Bleaching-Block machinery- Roman Camp -Circumvallation-Castrametation- Cannon-Canteens-CAsting-Chemistry- Clouds-Compostion-Conics-Cotton Manufacture-Cycloid- Dialling (Scientific Dials) Docks in London-Drawing-Drawing Instruments-Electricity (Priestleys Battery)CondensersAbbe Nollet's Dr Watsons's Mr Wilsons; Mr Hawksnee's, Dr van Marum, Mr Beccaris, Mr Nairnes, Mr Cuthbertsons machines- Engines- Early English Engraving- Fortification- Furnaces- Bark beds and pits -Geography-Geometry - Gunnery - Heraldry-Horology (missing)): 160 present, 50 missing. Vol III (Hydraulics - Hydrostatics-Iron manufacture- Furnace- Lamps- Masonry- Mechanics- Military Manoeuvres-Mill Work-Miscellany- Monograms - Music - Naval Architecture - fold out diagrams): 166 present, 18 missing. Vol IV (Navigation-Organ-Painting-Papermill- Perspective- PLanetary Machines- Planing- Plated Manufacture - Pneumatics - Pottery - Press - Projection - Proportional compasses- Scenography- Sculpture-Shadow- Ships-Shorthand-Steam engines-Stereography-Stereotomy- Sugarmill-Surverying-Telegraph- Trigonometry -Waterwheels-Waterworks-Weaving-Wiremill-Woolen Manufacture-Worsted manufacture-Writing by Cipher-Cypher writing): 127 present, 54 missing Worn covers. Spines missing. Bindings generally tight. Pages generally clean and bright with occasional light foxing. Suitable for research restoration or breaking [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Picturesque Tour of Italy, from Drawings Made in 1816-1817.

      John Murray, London 1820 - Full dark brown leather with elaborate decorations on the covers and spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Sixty-three engraved plates by John Pye, George Cooke, George Hollis, J. Landseer and others. Heavy wear to corners and edges, rodent damage to upper half of spine partially affecting corner of the pages, two bookplates on front pastedown endpaper, one of which was removed. Stain affecting the upper half of the last few pages, scattered foxing and offsetting throughout. A solid copy despite defects and remarkably with all the plates in fairly nice condition. ; Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Grosse ABC-Buch. Enthaltend: Das ABC, Wurzelworter, und Wurzelworter mit Ihren Angehangten Ableitungssylven.weite Auflage.

      New-Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia: Salomon Henkel and J.H. Lawton, 1820. - The Henkels started the first Lutheran printing house in the U.S. in 1806. Ambrosius Henkel, who wrote the primer, also cut the woodblocks for the illustrations. Twelvemo. [2], 92, [4, woodcuts] pp. Woodcut frontispiece depicting the letters of the alphabet and animals whose names start with each one, woodcut title-page vignette, woodcut alphabets and vignettes in text. Our copy has two final unnumbered leaves with eight woodcuts of different animals, which is quite uncommon. Original patterned cloth over pictorial printed boards. New endpapers, with presentation inscription from Elan O. Henkel, a descendant of the compiler and printer, dated October 29, 1925. A remarkably fine, bright copy. Second edition of a book that first appeared in 1817. The first edition apparently did not have the four pages of additional material at the end. OCLC reports other copies of the second edition without the final four pages, but only one, the copy at Princeton, which as them [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Paris. . 1820 - Broadside, 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. In French. Two columns of fifteen coupons each printed on either side of prospectus, the whole enclosed by an ornamental border. Blanks in both coupons and prospectus completed with number "3824." Signed in manuscript by American consul in France and by "De Redern et Cie." in Paris, "30 Juin 1820"; blindstamped with seals of the U.S. Consulate in Paris and the Compagnie de Colonisation Américaine. Signed in manuscript on verso by "Le Comte de Redern" and "A. Boudon[?]". Trimmed closely, with some loss to border, particularly at foot of document. Early folds with minor closed tears at edges of horizontal fold and small hole at intersections of folds, measuring one-eighth of an inch in diameter. A very good copy. Matted. A combination broadside prospectus and stock certificate for 100 acres of land, part of a 1,849,000-acre property in Virginia and Kentucky owned by the Compagnie de Colonisation Américaine, founded by Jean Sigismond Ehrenreich, Comte de Redern. The company's American agent was John Swan, an adventurer long active in Franco-American commercial affairs. The text describes the division of land sales between individual colonists and speculators, the different classes of shares, financial organizations, commercial potential, future improvements, etc. This is one of 12,000 shares constituting Series B, numbered 3824 and dated June 30, 1820. The Comte de Redern (1761-1841) was a Prussian diplomat, intellectual, eccentric, and entrepreneur. During the time he was serving as Prussian Minister at the Court of London in the early 1790s, Redern developed a friendship with Henri Saint-Simon, with whom he shared utopian visions and a progressive humanist philosophy. The two developed a financial partnership and jointly purchased French national lands during the 1790s, an enterprise imbued with idealism, but which dissolved into personal conflict that dragged on for decades. During the early 1800s, Redern invested heavily in both industry and land. In 1820, the time this certificate was issued, "his vast enterprises crashed around him. To escape his creditors, he fled to Brussels, and from there to Holland, where he was imprisoned. He took to practicing hypnotism, underwent a religious conversion.after many years he was allowed to return to France, where he resumed his philosophical studies" (Manuel, p.107). Redern authored several books, including works on politics, psychology, and the nature of man. A rare document, with OCLC locating three copies, at the Filson Historical Society, the Library of Virginia, and the University of Virginia. Frank E. Manuel, THE NEW WORLD OF HENRI SAINT- SIMON (Cambridge, Ma. 1956).

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        Ivanhoe; A Romance. In Three Volumes

      Archibald Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1820 - [STILL NEED TO CHECK POINTS OF ISSUE - BIBLIOGRAPHY ON ORDER 12/27] First State of text, with pages 151-158 repeated in volume 1; "toilsome" on p.xv of Preface; [&c.]. A Scott high-spot in an attractive contemporary binding. The bookplates likely those of Sir George Curtis Lampson, 1st Baronet (1806-1885), American-born British financier, fur trader, and early promoter of the trans-Atlantic cable. Three demi octavo volumes (18.5cm); early tree calf (first half of 19th century), rebacked with calf, original spines laid down; xxxiii, [1]-298; [1]-327; [1-3], 4-371+3pp publisher's ads. Half-titles present following title pages; "Advertisement" leaf in volume I.; three pages of terminal ads in volume III. Board edges lightly scuffed; old paper reinforcements to hinges; board corners squared and strengthened. Engraved armorial bookplate of "Lampson" to front pastedown of each volume. Texts fresh and complete; a sound, Very Good set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ivanhoe. 3 Bde.

      Edinburgh, Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. 1820. - 8¡. XXXIII, 298; 327; 371 S. Lederbde. des 19.Jhs. mit RŸckenvergoldung, goldgepr. RŸckenschild, Deckelfileten und goldgepr. Steh- und Innenkantenverzierung (etwas fleckig und berieben). Erstausgabe. - Das Ausrufezeichen auf der Titelseite des ersten Bandes steht Ÿber dem "or" von "Prior" gedruckt. In Bd. 1, S. 159 mit ergŠnzter oberen Ecke, wohl wegen Fehldruck der Paginierung ausgewechselt. Bd. 1, S. 296: Text endet mit dem Wort "journey" und schliesst mit einem eingestrichenen, statt zweigestrichenen Apostroph. Auf S. 1 liegt das "P"Ó des Namens "Pope" unter dem "l," statt dem "ul" des Wortes "ungrateful." - Stellenweise stockfleckig, einige Ecken geknickt, VorsŠtze mit Besitzervermerk, 2 Innengelenke verstŠrkt, Innendeckel mit ExLibris (Sir Thomas Fraser Grove Bart). Lang en

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        Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq

      Edinburgh: Arch, Constable and Co. , 1820. Ten volumes (volumes 3 & 5 missing) Tan full Morocco leather with embossed basketweave design, gilt titling on black spine labels, elaborate gilt tooled decoration on spine, blind-stamped floral border within gilt tooled borders on front and back, marbled textblock edges, coloured endpapers, green ribbon markers, Vol. 1 has black and white frontispiece. Vol. 1 has a half-inch open tear at top end of spine, spine cover split at front gutter, lower inch of cover and first few pages cracked; Vol. 2 has a half-inch open tear at top end of spine, upper two inches of front gutter split, creases on first free end-paper, upper inch of front gutter split, lower spine label has small open tear; Vol. 4 spine worn at top, upper inch of front gutter split; Vol. 6 has half-inch closed tear at top of spine and a one-inch closed tear at bottom end of spine; Vol. 7 has a half-inch open tear at bottom of spine; Vol. 8 has a half-inch open tear and a one-inch crack in gutter at the top end of spine; Vol. 12 has a quarter-inch open tear at top of spine. All have light wear on spine ends and edges and corners, and some foxing. An exceptionally handsome set. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. . Leather. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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