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        Plate 145 - Rosa Villosa Therebenthina

      Paris 1820 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté(1759-1840). From Les Roses. Hand-colored stipple engraving. Paper Size: 14” x 10 1/2”. Extremely rare print, from one of probably only 5 large paper editions that were hand-colored by Redouté himself. Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s Roses are perhaps his most celebrated images, which the artist issued while under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. The flowers are classical “portraits” which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. This image demonstrates the flawless and pristine French style of botanical art that Redouté pioneered and brought to a pinnacle of quality. Redouté is unquestionably the best-known botanical illustrator of any era. The decorative appeal of his original engravings has led to their modern reproduction, which in turn has popularized Redouté’s work in a way unique among botanical artists. Yet no reproduction can capture the great and subtle beauty of his original engravings from Les Roses. This magnificent engraving demonstrates the full mastery of his abilities, as the form of the rose is set off dramatically by Redouté’s masterful and rich modulations of tone and hue. Born into a family of artists in what is now Belgium, Redouté’s talent was recognized and encouraged from an early age. Eventually, Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to the Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, eventually contributing to over fifty works on natural history and archeology. The luminosity of stipple engraving, a technique perfected by Redouté, is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in minuscule dots, it did not obscure the “light” of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor.

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        Rosa Rosenbergiana

      Paris 1820 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté Illustrated plate from Les Roses Paris: circa 1820 Hand-colored stipple engraving 24” x 20 1/2” framed; framed in a beautiful gold leaf museum quality frame, mounted with archival materials and UV plexiglass Excellent condition Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s Roses are perhaps his most celebrated images, which the artist issued while under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. The present selection comprises the three images that are often considered the most magnificent roses that Redouté ever painted and engraved. Certain common themes run through them. In each, the flowers are classical “portraits” which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Perhaps better than any other engravings that the artist ever made, these three images demonstrate the flawless and pristine French style of botanical art that Redouté pioneered and brought to a pinnacle of quality.

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        Plate 57 - Rosa Berberfolia

      Paris 1820 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté(1759-1840). From Les Roses. Hand-colored stipple engraving. Paper Size: 14” x 10 1/2”. Extremely rare print, from one of probably only 5 large paper editions that were hand-colored by Redouté himself. Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s Roses are perhaps his most celebrated images, which the artist issued while under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. The flowers are classical “portraits” which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. This image demonstrates the flawless and pristine French style of botanical art that Redouté pioneered and brought to a pinnacle of quality. Redouté is unquestionably the best-known botanical illustrator of any era. The decorative appeal of his original engravings has led to their modern reproduction, which in turn has popularized Redouté’s work in a way unique among botanical artists. Yet no reproduction can capture the great and subtle beauty of his original engravings from Les Roses. This magnificent engraving demonstrates the full mastery of his abilities, as the form of the rose is set off dramatically by Redouté’s masterful and rich modulations of tone and hue. Born into a family of artists in what is now Belgium, Redouté’s talent was recognized and encouraged from an early age. Eventually, Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to the Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, eventually contributing to over fifty works on natural history and archeology. The luminosity of stipple engraving, a technique perfected by Redouté, is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the “light” of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided.

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        Rosa bifera alba (Autumn Damask Rose)

      Paris 1820 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté Illustrated plate from Les Roses Paris: circa 1820 Hand-colored stipple engraving 24” x 20 1/2” framed Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s Roses are perhaps his most celebrated images, which the artist issued while under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. The present selection comprises the three images that are often considered the most magnificent roses that Redouté ever painted and engraved. Certain common themes run through them. In each, the flowers are classical “portraits” which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Perhaps better than any other engravings that the artist ever made, these three images demonstrate the flawless and pristine French style of botanical art that Redouté pioneered and brought to a pinnacle of quality. Redouté (1759-1840) is unquestionably the best-known botanical illustrator of any era. The decorative appeal of his original engravings has led to their modern reproduction, which in turn has popularized Redouté’s work in a way unique among botanical artists. Yet no reproduction can capture the great and subtle beauty of his original engravings from Les Roses, nor can any introductory paragraph fully describe his many achievements. These magnificent engravings demonstrate the full mastery of his abilities, as the forms of the roses are set off dramatically by Redouté’s masterful and rich modulations of tone and hue. Born into a family of artists in what is now Belgium, Redouté’s talent was recognized and encouraged from an early age. Eventually, Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to the Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, eventually contributing to over fifty works on natural history and archeology. The luminosity of stipple engraving, a technique perfected by Redouté, is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the “light” of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided.

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        Plate LVI, Stock Dove, Rock Pigeon

      London 1820 - Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867) created some of the most memorable bird images of the 19th century. This expertly hand-colored copperplate engraving, Plate LVI, Stock Dove, Rock Pigeon, from his work “Illustrations of British Ornithology,” measures 27" x 21.5” and is in excellent condition with a few light stain marks. This well detailed engraving illustrates two large and well detailed birds, the Stock Dove and the Rock Pigeon. Both of these birds are members of the Columba genus. Expertly hand-colored in rich gray, these birds also each have accents of green and red around their necks and have red legs. Selby’s contributions to British Ornithology were rivaled only by those of John Gould, and yet his images were on a larger scale and less purely scientific, exhibiting Selby's distinctive and charming style. nBorn in Northumberland and educated at University College, Oxford, Selby was a landowner and squire with ample time to devote to the study of the plant and animal life at his country estate, Twizell House. As a boy, he had studied the habits of local birds, drawn them, and learned how to preserve and set up specimens. Later, Selby became an active member of several British natural history societies and contributed many articles to their journals. Although Selby was interested in botany and produced a "History of British Trees" in 1842, he is best known for his "Illustrations of British Ornithology," printed in 1820, the first attempt to produce a set of life-sized illustrations of British birds, remarkable for their naturalism and the delicacy of their execution. Issued in nineteen parts over thirteen years, the book consisted of 89 plates of land birds and 129 plates of water birds, engraved by William Lizars of Edinburgh.

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        MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION DE SAINT-DOMINGUE PAR LE LIEUTENANT-GENERAL BARON PAMPHILE DE LACROIX AVEC UN CARTE NOUVELLE DE L'ILE ET UN PLAN TOPOGRAPHIQUE DE LA CRETE-A-PIERROT [CT IN 2 VOLS]

      Chex Pillet Aine, Port-au-prince 1820 - 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xv, 417; 351 pages; Complete in two volumes. Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de la revolution de saint-domingue par le lieutenant-general baron pamphile de lacroix avec un carte nouvelle de l'ile et un plan topographique de la crete-a-pierrot [ MEMORIES TO SERVE THE HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION OF SANTO DOMINGO IN THE LIEUTENANT-GENERAL BARON DE LACROIX PAMPHILE WITH A NEW MAP OF THE ISLAND AND A TOPOGRAPHIC MAP OF THE PEAK-A-PIERROT] French language text. See Leclerc 2816 and Sabin 38496. Attempted suppression of the actions of Toussaint Louverture in the Negro rebellion. Later 1/2 red calf leather over marbled boards. Moderately heavy toning with scattered light foxing. Some repaired worming to text. Binding solid and attractive. Photographed in owner's plastic covers. Title page of vol I repaired and pp415-417 of Table des Matieres supplied on typed leaves, also pp351-2- no doubt bound in with later binding. Foldout data chart and foldout map of Crete a Pierrot engraved by Lapie. Two unidentified signatures, one contemporary and one a little later, on back of half-titles. Deals with the military campaign as well as France's mis-management of the colony. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Tour through part of the Snowy Range of The Himala Mountains, and to the sources of the Rivers Jumna and Ganges.

      London: for Rodwell and Martin, 1820 - Large quarto. Modern blue morocco, spine with gilt devices in compartments, covers with double gilt rules, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. Ex-Newcastle Public Library copy with accession marks on verso of title and small faint inkstamps occasionally throughout. Some light foxing, but generally fresh and clean throughout, a good copy. Large folding map. First Edition. Fraser came as a merchant to Calcutta in 1813 and remained in India until 1820. In 1815 he spent some time with his brother William, a political agent to General Martindale, in the Himalayan region. In June 1815 Fraser penetrated almost to the source of the Ganges, reaching the shrine of the Mother Goddess, Ganga Mai, at Gangotri. Thinking that this marked the source, he made no further effort to explore and returned to the plains with material for this very popular book. Rodwell and Martin also published a folio of coloured aquatints of Fraser's Himalayan sketches the same year, but the two are separate publications. Howgego F24; see Abbey Travel 498. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Denderah (Tentyris), Vue de la Façade du Grand Temple

      Paris 1820 - Published in the important and comprehensive work on Egypt commissioned by Napoleon: "Description de l?Egypte ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont ete faites en Egypte pendant l?expedition de l?armee Francaise.", Image Size : 490x800 (mm), 19.25x31.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Original Hand Coloring, Copper Engraving

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        Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country

      London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820. - The Most Desirable EditionWith Extra PlatesEarliest WatermarksCOMPTON, Thomas. The Northern Cambrian Mountains; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country. Embellished with A Series of Highly Finished Coloured Views, Engraved from Original Drawings, by Messrs. Turner; Compton; Robson; Gandy; Nicholson; Girtin; De Wint; Fielding; and Prout. London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820. Second and Enlarged Edition with an additional nine plates not found in the first edition of 1817. Tall quarto (13 1/8 x 9 1/16 in; 334 x 232 mm). [2, as title and Preface], [38] text ff interleaved with thirty-nine hand colored aquatint plates, 30 watermarked 1816 and nine watermarked 1819, each sandwiched by blank guard leaves. Text watermarked 1819; guard leaves watermarked 1820. Abbey's copy had plates watermarked 1820. Lacks the lithograph found in some copies but not called for.Modern half calf over contemporary marbled boards. Gilt-rolled rules and gilt lettering to spine. A fine copy.The last copy of this, the most desirable, edition to fall under the hammer was in 1992.Prideaux p. 346. Abbey, Scenery 523. Tooley 157. Hardie p. 144.The Plates:1. Pystyll Rhaiadyr2. Bala Lake3. Bwlch-y-Groes4. Pont Fallwyd5. Cader Idris6. Pen Y Cader7. Rhaiadyr Du8. Llyn Y Cau on Cader Idris9. Abermaw10. Harlech Castle11. Rhaiadyr Y Mawddach12. Pistyll Y Cain13. Cwm Maentwrog14. Pont Aberglassllyn15. Aberglassllyn16. Beddgelert17. South View from the summit of Snowdon18. Llyn Gwynant19. Nant Beris20. Snowdon from Nant Lle21. Llanberis Lake22. Rhaiadyr Benglog23. Bangor24. Caernarvon25. Beaumaris Bay26. Nant Francon27. Snowdon from Capel Curig28. Aberconwy29. Conwy Castle30. The Llugwy at Pont Y Pair31. Rhaiadyr Y Wennol32. Bala Lake33. Llangollen34. Llangollen Vale35. Chirk Castle36. Denbigh Castle37. St. Asaph38. Flint Castle39. View near Plynlimmon - Frontispiece (Plate 39)

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Ferne, "Blick auf Berlin von dem Wege nach Britz aus gesehen".

      . teilkol. Radierung und Aquatinta v. J. B. Hössel n. F.W. Delkeskamp b. Bibl. Inst., um 1820, 24,5 x 31,8. Ernst, Delkeskamp 12; Kiewitz 390. - Seltene Gesamtansicht des 19. Jahrhunderts.

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        "Ansicht von Starenberg". Gesamtansicht.

      . Altkol. Umrißradierung bei Ebner, Augsburg, um 1820, 6 x 11 cm.. Rechts unten mit der Nr. 39. - Wohl aus einem Stammbuch. - Im Ganzen leicht gebräunt, farbfrisch.

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        Voyage dans l’intérieur de l’Afrique, aux sources du Sénégal et de la Gambie, fait en 1818, par ordre du gouvernement Français. Avec carte et vues dessinées et gravées par Ambroise Tardieu.

      Paris, De L’Imprimerie de Mme Ve Courcier, 1820 - 2 vol. in-8° ; VIII-339 pp. [mal ch. 202 pp.]-2 pl. h.-t.-1 carte h.-t. repl. in-fine/(2)-319 pp.-2 pl. h.-t., demi-basane marron, dos lisse très joliment orné, p. de titre et de tomaison en rouge, filets or, palette or, tranches très joliment marbrées, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Gay, 2910. Grandidier & Joucla, Biblio. de l’A. O. F., 7246 (pour la deuxième édition). Édition originale illustrée de 4 planches hors texte et d’1 grande carte repliée hors texte. L’un des premiers voyages de pénétration profonde au Sénégal, colonie restituée à la France par le traité de Paris de 1814. La mission ordonnée par le gouverneur Fleuriau fut complexe : découvrir les sources du Sénégal et de la Gambie tout en contrecarrant les tentatives anglaises d’emprise sur la Gambie. N. B. : Thomas Edwards Bowdich (auteur d’un voyage dans le pays d’Aschantie en 1819) traduira en anglais le voyage de Mollien. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A GENERAL HISTORY OF QUADRUPEDS

      T Bewick, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1820 - 7th Edition, x + 528 pages. Half-leather binding with marbled covers, red & gilt title label on spine. Appears to have been rebound using the original front and back covers but a new spine. There is some foxing on a few pages but most are clean. Binding is still tight. Profusely illustrated with wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Extraits de l'Examen Critique du Militaire Française, suivi des Principes qui doivent déterminer sa Constitution, sa Discipline et son Instruction.

      École de Saumur, 1820 - 3 volumes in 2, octavo (183 × 115 mm). Contemporary full calf , flat spines, red morocco title- and numbering-pieces, compartments gilt alternately with repeated quatrefoil tools and a large vase device, boards panelled with a vine leaf roll with in a plain rule and hatched roll. Slightly worn, now skilfully restored, boards somewhat scratched and a gilt supralibros removed, light browning, occasional foxing, else very good, remains attractive. 15 well-executed, full-page pen and ink drawings. Neatly written and clearly legible manuscript copy of Bohan's important and uncommon work. Originally published in Geneva 1781, "The third volume, including some extracts of the other two was reprinted Paris 1821 under the title of 'Principes pour monter et dresser les chevaux de guerre.'" (Huth) The revision was carried out by the astronomer Joseph-Jérôme de la Lande, a friend of Bohan's. It is possible that this manuscript relates to this later revision, produced at l'École d'Instruction des Troupes à Cheval at Saumur it similarly reproduces sections of Volume I and II together with the entirety of Volume III. The signature appended to the title pages has in most cases been deliberately defaced, but that of Vol. III reads "Bussière, M. d. E., chef," perhaps Maître d'Equitation? The substantial third volume is entirely concerned with the selection, training and management of horses, particularly in the military context. A handsome manuscript copy of an uncommon text. Huth p.49

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London - Hurst, Robinson, and Co. 1820 - A lovely illustrated edition of Don Quixote in a smart decorative binding that would be a beautiful addition to any library. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. With Twentyillustrations from Designs by Richard Westall. Complete inFour Volumes. With engraved title pages. With The Life of the Author, Extracted from Don Gregario Mayan's and Siscar's Life of Cervantesin Volume One. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild rubbing and edge wear. The front hinge of volume four is cracked and the rear hinge is just starting, and there is slight loss to the rear board. Internally the pages are generally bright with intermittent light foxing. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha. A new edition with engravings from designs by Richard Westall. 4 Bände.

      London, Hurst, Robinson & Co., 1820. - Mit 4 gestochenen Titelblättern und 20 gestochenen Tafeln. 371; 388, 367, 436 Seiten. Ganzleder der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung, Goldfileten auf den Deckeln. Erste von Westall illustrierte Ausgabe. - Die prächtigen Einbände nur wenig berieben und bestoßen. Exlibris auf Innendeckeln unsauber entfernt. Die Tafeln meist am Rand etwas stockfleckig, die Darstellungen kaum betroffen. Schönes Exemplar.

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London: Hurst, Robinson and Co, Cheapside, 1820 - An attractive set of Don Quixote in a contemporary binding. The plates, by Richard Westall, are evidently in proof state 4 vols., Small 8vo. With 20 engravings from designs by Richard Westall, R.A. Bound in contemporary full burgundy straight-grained morocco, covers with outer gilt- and blind-stamped rolls, central gilt-stamped Knight's helmet, marked "Proofs" at bottom of spines, a.e.g., light foxing throughout, else fine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The retrospective review. (Edited by Henry Southern). 14 Bände, dazu 2nd series Bände I-II und New series, Bände I-II. Zusammen 18 Bände (alles Erschienene).

      London Baldwyn Payne & Foss und John Russel Smith -54 1820 - Ca. 350 bis 540 S. je Band. Mit 16 Holzstich-Titelvignetten. 8° (22 x 14,5 cm). Grünes Halbleder um 1850 mit Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt (mid 19th-century green half leather with gilt title on spine, all edges gilt). Vollständige Reihe der Zeitschrift, selten. - Die Hauptreihe erschien in 14 Bänden von 1820 bis 1826, 1827/28 folgten zwei Bände der "Second series" unter dem Titel "The retrospective review, and historical and antiquarian magazine", herausgegeben von Southern und Nicholas Harris Nicolas. 1853/54 folgte der Versuch einer Wiederbelebung des Magazins unter dem Titel "The retrospective review consisting of criticisms upon, analyses of, and extracts from curious, valuable, and scarce old books". - "An excellent review of our early literature, to which the editor of these pages has been much indebted" (Lowndes). In ausführlichen Besprechungen vorgestellt werden meist Werke der englischen Literatur (auch Reiseliteratur) und Geschichte des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts, dabei aber auch Hans Sachs, Martin Luther, Ariost, Michelangelo und anderes. - Leicht gebräunt und teils gering stockfleckig, in Band IX das Titelblatt zu Band I gebunden (handschriftlich in "IX" geändert). Die Einbände etwas berieben und gering bestoßen, Rücken nachgedunkelt, Kopfschnitt angestaubt. Einheitlich gebundene, gut erhaltene Reihe. - Heavy set, additional shipping costs might be necessary (outside EC). *Lowndes 2074 (datiert die "Third series" irrig 1833/34). 13500 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Organic Remains of a Former World. An Examination of the Mineralized Remains of the Vegetable and Animals of the Antediluvian World; Generally Termed Extraneous Fossils

      Sherwood, Neely, & Jones 1820; 1820; 1811, London - Three volume set. xii; 461; (iv)(index); (ii)(advert); xiv; (ii); 286; (vi)(index); (i)(advert); xv; (i); 455; (blank); (v)(index); 477-479; (i) pages. No half-titles. Complete with 54 hand tinted plates, some with additional letterpress description. Light spotting, offsetting of frontispieces on to title pages. Volume three slightly affected by damp. Later half calf marbled boards. Challinor, 20, " During the course of its (Organic Remains) publication a transformation had been taking place in the human view of the geological scene. This was due chiefly to the dissemination, orally and by correspondence, of the discoveries of William Smith, but also to independent researches, particularly those by John Farley. Parkinson's three volumes reflect this progress . the work is remarkable for Parkinson's grasp of the previous and contemporary literature of geology and palaeontology and his historical discussion of it. Many well known fossil species are excellently described for the first time, accompanied with beautiful tinted engraved plates of the species." Challinor Primary Literature, 55. Ward & Carozzi, 1735 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        XL. Emblemata miscella nova. Das ist: XL Underschiedliche Ausserlesene Newradierte Kunststuck: Durch Weiland den Kunstreichen und Weitberümpten Herrn Christoff Murern von Zürych inventiret, vund mit eygener handt zum Truck in Kupffer gerissen: An jetzo erstlich zu nutzlichem Gebrauch und Nachrichtung allen Liebhabern der Malerey in Truck gefertigt, und mit allerley darzu dienstlichen aufferbawlichen Reymen erkläret: Durch Johann Rudolff Wolffen Anno MDCXXII.

      um, (Zürich, Orell Füssli, 1820 - (Zürich, Orell Füssli, um 1820). 4°. (43) Bl. Mit 40 emblemat. Kupfern (mit Versen und Bildüberschrift) auf 40 einseitig bedruckten Bl. von Chritstoph Murer. Neuer Pergamentband im Stile des 16. Jh. Lonchamp 2531. - Seltener mit den erhaltenen Kupferplatten gedruckter Nachdruck, der erstmals 1622 erschienenen Kupfer von Christoph Murer (1558-1614). Die 40 Platten ursprünglich zur Illustration der dramatischen Komödie "Von den Drangsalen der christlich-edessenischen Kirchen in Mesopotamien" gedacht, wurden vor der Drucklegung durch die Zensur verboten und acht Jahre nach Murers Tod durch den Zürcher Johann Heinrich Rordorf (1591-1680) zu Emblemen umfunktioniert, das heisst mit moralisierenden Versen und Titeln versehen und danach publiziert. Murer, bekannt als der Schöpfer des Murer-Stadtplanes, stammte aus Zürich und war "die bedeutendste Erscheinung unter den Zürcher Buchillustratoren dieser Epoche" (Leemann-van Elck). Er war ein Patenkind Christoph Froschauers und über mehrere Jahre hinweg Mitarbeiter in Tobias Stimmers Strassburger Offizin. "Diese bedeutende, trefflich gezeichnete und gestochene Bilderfolge . zeugt von der sich vollzogenen Entwicklung Murers, die von der niederländischen Kunst beeinflusst ist" (Leemann-van Elck). - Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig. Pergamentband verzogen. Neuer Pergamentband im Stile des 16. Jh.

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        Collection de costumes antiques, extraits de divers ouvrages du cabinet des estampes de la Bibliothèque Royale de Paris et du Musée des Antiques du Louvre, en 1820, pour un traité des costumes antiques resté en projet.

      - 1820. In-quarto oblong de 50 pp. (pagination manuscrite); demi-chagrin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Page de titre manuscrite. Les figures ont été dessinées à la plume par Nicolas Maurin, sur les désignations de l'auteur. "Nicolas Eustache Maurin, né à Perpignan (1799-1850), reçut pour faire ses études à Paris, une pension de la ville et du département, ce qui lui permit d'entrer dans l'atelier d'Henri Regnault. Il exposa au Salon de Paris en 1833, 1834 et 1835." "Les lithographies de Maurin, surtout celles coloriées de l'époque, sont recherchées." (Ref : E. Benezit). EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Organic Remains of a Former World. An Examination of the Mineralized Remains of the Vegetables and Animals of the Antediluvian World; Generally Termed Extraneous Fossils. Volumes I and III [of III]

      London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones and others. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Scattered browning and some age darkening to page ends. Plates 17-20 in volume III mis-bound. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking. 1820. [Reprint and First Edition]. Half leather marbled board cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xii, 461pp; xvi, 455pp, + plates and index. Volume I - frontispiece engraving andf title page vignette and 9 tissue guarded coloured plates; Volume III - Frontispiece coloured engraving and coloured title page vignette and 22 coloured plates. The First Volume [publsihed 1820] Containing The Vegetable Kingdom; The Third Volume [published 1811] Containing The Fossil Starfish, Echini, Shells, Insects, Amphibia, Mammalia, &c. .

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        Plate 196 - Rosa Gallica Stapeliae Flora

      Paris 1820 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté(1759-1840). From Les Roses. Hand-colored stipple engraving. Paper Size: 14” x 10 1/2”. Extremely rare print, from one of probably only 5 large paper editions that were hand-colored by Redouté himself. Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s Roses are perhaps his most celebrated images, which the artist issued while under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. The flowers are classical “portraits” which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. This image demonstrates the flawless and pristine French style of botanical art that Redouté pioneered and brought to a pinnacle of quality. Redouté is unquestionably the best-known botanical illustrator of any era. The decorative appeal of his original engravings has led to their modern reproduction, which in turn has popularized Redouté’s work in a way unique among botanical artists. Yet no reproduction can capture the great and subtle beauty of his original engravings from Les Roses. This magnificent engraving demonstrates the full mastery of his abilities, as the form of the rose is set off dramatically by Redouté’s masterful and rich modulations of tone and hue. Born into a family of artists in what is now Belgium, Redouté’s talent was recognized and encouraged from an early age. Eventually, Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to the Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, eventually contributing to over fifty works on natural history and archeology. The luminosity of stipple engraving, a technique perfected by Redouté, is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in minuscule dots, it did not obscure the “light” of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor.

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        Rosa Gallica Stapelice flora (Stapelia-flowered variety of the French Rose)

      Paris 1820 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté Illustrated plate from Les Roses Paris: circa 1820 Hand-colored stipple engraving 24” x 20 1/2” framed; framed in a beautiful gold leaf museum quality frame, mounted with archival materials and UV plexiglass Excellent condition Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s Roses are perhaps his most celebrated images, which the artist issued while under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. The present selection comprises the three images that are often considered the most magnificent roses that Redouté ever painted and engraved. Certain common themes run through them. In each, the flowers are classical “portraits” which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Perhaps better than any other engravings that the artist ever made, these three images demonstrate the flawless and pristine French style of botanical art that Redouté pioneered and brought to a pinnacle of quality.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Neipperg").

      Parma, 7. IV. 1820. - 1 S. Folio. An Hofkriegsrat Frh. von Prohaska mit der Mitteilung, daß drei hochrangige Militärs nunmehr eingetroffen seien und daß er mit diesen sowie mit "Ihrer Majestät der Frau Erzherzogin" und dem Präsidenten des Innern und der Finanzen "alles in Leichtigkeit gebracht habe, was auf die Aufnahme der Herzogthümer Parma, Piacenza und Guastalla und auf die Leistungen Bezug hat, die von Seite des Landes beizustellen kommen [.]". - Adam Graf Neipperg hatte unter Napoleon Karriere gemacht und wurde 1814 Oberhofmeister von Marie Louise, der Gemahlin des verbannten Kaisers, die Metternich 1816 als Herzogin von Parma, Piacenza und Guastalla eingesetzt und zu seinem diplomatischen Vertreter ernannt hatte. Nach Napoleons Tod 1821 schloß die Herzogin mit Neipperg eine morganatische Ehe.

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        Select Fables

      Newcastle printed by S. Hodgson for Emerson Charnley and Baldwin Craock, and Joy London 1820 - rebound in full leather, probably modern rebinding but quite nice contents clean and complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Horticultural Repository, containing delineations of the best varieties of the different species of English fruits: to which are also added, delineations of the blossoms and leaves, in those instances in which they are considered necessary; together with a description of each fruit in the time of ripening and a variety of other observations essential to the successful production of the best kinds.

      Sherwood, Jones, & Co., London. [1820]-23 - Brookshaw, George: The Horticultural Repository, containing delineations of the best varieties of the different species of English fruits: to which are also added, delineations of the blossoms and leaves, in those instances in which they are considered necessary; together with a description of each fruit in the time of ripening and a variety of other observations essential to the successful production of the best kinds. Sherwood, Jones, & Co., London. [1820]-23. First and only edition. Two octavo volumes, size approx 165mm x 250mm. Contemporary half morocco on marbled boards, 4 raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, darkened. covers distressed at corners. Vol 1. half title, title page. Preface v-vii, Contents,[3] Plates 1-50, pp. 1- 96. Vol 2. half title, title page Plates 51-104, pp 97-199 Finis. 104 fine hand coloured plates, 7 of which folding, 6 of which numbered as 2 plates, as usual for this item. All plates are clean and bright, with some trimming of titles, images not affected. All text papers clean with strong impressions. A rare, complete item in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Horticultural Repository, containing delineations of the best varieties of the different species of English fruits: To which are also added, delineations of the blossoms and leaves, in those instances in which they are considered necessary; together with a description of each fruit in the time of ripening, 2 volumes, complete.

      London: Sherwood, Jones, and Co, []-. First edition. 1820 - Pp. (v) vi-vii, (3), 1-96, plates 1-50; pp. (iv), 97-199, plates 51-104 - altogether 104 fine hand-colored plates (7 of which folding, 6 of which numbered as 2 plates in the text - as called for). Contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, spine with 4 raised bands with gilt-decorations and gilt titles, lg 8vo (10 x 6.5 inches). This work was issued in parts beginning in 1820 and ending in 1823; the title pages of both volumes lists the date as 1823. A classic early book on English fruits with magnificent hand-colored plates. Very slight rubbing to the marbled boards, plates and text are bright and clean; a tight, very good copy.

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        The Works . To Which is Prefixed an Essay on His Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy.

      Liverpool, G. Walker, et al. / Manchester, E. Thomson / Hull, J. Noble / Berwick, J. Wilson / Edinburgh, W. White & Co. / Glasgow, R Griffin & Co., 1820 - 12 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in contemporary full blue straight grained morocco, extra gilt decoration to spine, gilt rules and elaborate tooled decoration to boards, all edges gilt. Slight rubbing, a very handsome set in fine contemporary binding. With portrait frontispieces. New edition.

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        Archaeologia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Volume I.

      American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA 1820 - 436 pp., printed by William Manning for the Society. Bound later in life in brown quarter leather with seven blind embossed bands and light brown paper covered boards. Discreet ink discard stamp from the Utica Public Library in each volume from the. Fourteen plates, all intact, of which seven are folding, including a large map of Ohio, on which the majoirty of this volume concentrates. Photographs gladly provided. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIAGGI DI FRANCESCO PETRARCA IN FRANCIA, in Germania ed in Italia descritti dal Professore

      Soc. Tipografica,, Milano, 1820 - 5 voll. in-8 gr., pp. 349, (2); 454, (2); 332, (2); 248, (2); 376, bella leg. unif. m. pelle coeva, carta dec. ai piatti, e tass. ai d. Conservate all'interno le cop. orig. Ediz. orig. Opera basata principalmente sull'epistolario latino di Petrarca di cui l'A. fu uno dei primi traduttori italiani. Molto lodata tra gli altri da Stendhal e Byron. [078]

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        Voyages Pittoresques et Romantiques dans l'Ancienne France Par MM. Ch. Nodier, J. Taylor et Alph. De Cailleux [NORMANDIE]

      Paris: P. Didot L&#146;Ainé, chevalier de l ordre Royal de Saint Michel, imprimeur du Roi, 1820, 1825. Two volumes bound as three. First edition. A copy with fine provenance being the Baron Northwick copy. Volume I Illustrated with 16 fine engraved vignettes to the chapters and 85 lithographs, with a number being in two states; Volume II with 21 engraved vignettes to the chapters and 101 lithographs on 100 plates. The first volume with illustrations of Louviers, the Château of Robert le Diable, Jumièges, Caudebec, the Abbey of St Wandrille, the Château d&#146;Harcourt, Lillebonne, the Château de Tancarville, Harfleur, the Port of Havre, Graville, Montivilliers, Fécamp, Dieppe, the Château d&#146;Arques; the second volume with illustrations among others of the cities of Eu, the Tréport, the Manoir d&#146;Ango, Aumale, Gournay, St Georges de Bocherville, Rouen, Darnetal, Léry, Château Gaillard, les Andelys, Gisors, Vernon, Gaillon., Mortemer, Evreux etc. etc. Super Folio, in contemporary three-quarter tan russia over marbled boards, the spines lettered in gilt. (8, including the title-page with the medallion of Rollon, first Duke of Normandy), 131 including the table of the artists; (with the title-page vignette and the Fragonard engraving), 190 including the table of the artists, the list of subscribers and supplemental list of subscribers, pp. A well preserved copy internally with some of the inevitable foxing to which the volumes are prone, the bindings with some wear or rubbing and some cracking to the hinges. All in all, a very decent set of this important and extravagantly illustrated work. RARE FIRST EDITION OF WHAT IS STILL CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT AND MOST LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED WORK ON NORMANDY AND ONE OF THE GREAT ILLUSTRATED FRENCH BOOKS OF THE 19TH CENTURY. <br> &#145;John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick (16 February 1770-20 January 1859) was an English peer, landowner and collector of art works.<br> He was born at St James&#39;, Westminster, London and was educated at Neuchâtel in Switzerland. In 1790 he visited Italy and while touring the continent became friends with many eminent men including Edward Gibbon, Horatio Nelson, Sir William Hamilton and his wife Emma Hamilton, Richard Payne Knight, and the Italian artists Antonio Canova, and Vicenzo Camuccini. While he was living at the Bay of Palermo the HMS Vanguard was stranded there, and as a result he was the first man in Europe to receive the news of the victory of the Battle of the Nile, hearing it from Nelson himself. He was also party to a less glorious incident of Nelson&#39;s career, as he was at Nelson&#39;s table in the flagship when a gun announced the execution of Caraccioli.<br> Rushout developed a love of antique art from Sir William Hamilton and with Hamilton and Payne Knight purchased several collections of coins and other works of art. His art collection was to include paintings by contemporary artists as well as Old Masters, miniatures, enamels prints, coins and other collectable items. He returned from Italy in 1800 when, on the death of his father, he succeeded to the titles of 6th Baronet Rushout, of Milnst and 2nd Baron Northwick. He became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (F.S.A.) in 1800. In 1832 he built a gallery for his collection at Northwick Park, near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, but this became too small. Northwick was a landowner behind many property developments in Cheltenham and purchased Thirlestane House there to allow access to any art lovers who wanted to admire his collection. He also had a gallery at Connaught Place in London, which he sold with its contents in 1838. He died at Northwick Park in 1859 aged eighty-eight.&#146;

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        Restauration der Staats-Wissenschaften oder Theorie des natürlich-geselligen Zustands der Chimäre des künstlich-bürgerlichen entgegengesetzt. Erster Band - sechster Band

      Wintherthur, in der Steinerischen Buchhandlung 1820 - Sechs Bände in 8vo; Titel, Portrait als Frontispiz, (III)-XC, 519, (1) Seiten; XXXV, (1), 602 Seiten; XXX, 594 Seiten; L, (2), 447, (1) Seiten; XXVIII, (4), 376 Seiten; LII, (2), 596, (4) Seiten; sechs Bände in rotem Halbleder der Zeit, gefleckte Deckelbezüge etwas lichtrandig, Rückenvergoldung und schwarze goldgeprägte Rückenschilder, kaum berieben oder bestossen, Band I mit Exlibris "DAMPIERRE", alle Bände mit kleinem Papieretikett auf der Innenseite der Vorderdeckel, dekorative Vorsätze, gesprenkelter Schnitt, stellenweise stockfleckig, sonst sauber und frisch, sehr gute und dekorative Reihe. Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. Seltene und gesuchte Ausgabe dieser bedeutenden Konservatismustheorie, der eine ganze Epoche ihren Namen verdankt. Carl Ludwig von Haller (1768-1854) war der Enkel von Albrecht von Haller und ein bekannter konservativer Schweizer Staatstheoretiker und Publizist. Ein weiteres bekanntes Werk ist sein "Handbuch der allgemeinen Staatenkunde". Mohl I, S. 258, Humpert 7869, Menger Sp. 78, Sauer 5/1968: 1813 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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