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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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        COMPAGNIE DE COLONISATION AMÉRICAINE. ACTION DE 100 ACRES DE TERRES DANS LES ETATS DE VIRGINIE ET DE KENTUCKY. SÉRIE B, No. 3824 FRANCA 1300 MR. JEAN SIGISMOND EHRENREICH, COMTE DE REDERN, EST PROPRIÉTAIRE DE CENT ACRES DE TERRES.[caption title].

      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 [1ST ED IN ORIGINAL BOARDS CT IN 3 VOLS]

      Archibald Constable 1820 but 1819, Edinburgh - 8vo 8" - 9" tall; First Edition, Mixed State (First and Second). 8vo, original buff paper-backed boards, printed paper spine label, untrimmed, all half-titles present, publisher's three-page advertisement at rear of Volume III. Spines darkened with wear and some losses, lengthy tears or splits along all joints, labels intact but on Volume I with recent clear tape repairs over portion extending down spine, texts good, partly shaken, several text cracks, brief aging, some signs of use; 1819 ink ownership signature of Andrew Fletcher, of Saltonhall (in East Lothian) , at center of each front cover; in early 20th Century cloth-covered solander box with large leather spine label. C. F. , Todd and Bowden A140. Fletcher's dated signature indicates that the work was actually published in late 1819 rather than 1820 as recorded in bibliographies; Fletcher apparently was a descendant of Andrew Fletcher (1655-1716) , famed Scottish patriot from Salton. This set with most First State points: incorrect pagination in Volume I with 306 leaves and repetition of page numbers 151-158; imprint of James Ballantyne and Co. , Edinburgh; "Pope" in heading of Chapter One in Volume I falling under the last two letters of "ungrateful". Second State of corrected text in first line of page vii of Preface in Volume I ("around him, there was little, you obser-"). Any First Edition still in the original boards is very scarce, and this set is also worthy of note for its 1819 ownership of a notable Scottish family, plus all half-titles in untrimmed text, and ad leaves still present. Any First Edition copy still in the original boards is excessively scarce; add to that copy an 1819 ink ownership date from a notable Scottish family, all half-titles, untrimmed text, and ad leaves still present, and you've got a set that is worthy of serious consideration, even despite the damage to the spines and the several hundred dollars that repairs should cost. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Ivanhoe

      Edinburgh - Archibald, Constable and Co. 1820 - A handsomely bound early edition Ivanhoe, a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott published in 1820, and set in 12th-century England. With a dedicatory epistle tothe Rev. Dr. Dryasdust, F. A. S. to front of volume one by Laurence Templeton, dated 1817. Second edition. In three volumes complete. Ivanhoe is sometimes credited for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed Scott had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages, while Carlyle and Ruskin made similar claims to Scott's overwhelming influence over the revival based primarily on the publication of this novel. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Previous owner's ink inscription to title of volume three. Condition: Handsomely rebound in quarter morocco with cloth covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only odd spotting, mostly to first and last few pages and slight handling marks. Volume two has no title page, half title present. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MONASTERY. A Romance

      Constable 1820 - First edition. Three volumes, all in original publishers grey boards with title labels to spine and pages uncut. Half- and fly-titles to each volume as called for. Rear black in vol. II omitted. A very good set, with some chipping to labels and wear to spine ends and joints, particularly vol. III. Internally fine. A sound and well preserved set. Worthington 9 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The monastery : A romance / By the author of 'Waverley' - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      Edinburgh : printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London; and for Archibald Constable and Co., and John Ballantyne, Bookseller to the King, Edinburgh 1820 - Physical desc.: 3 v. ([4], [1], 2-58, [1], 60-76, [3], 80-331, [1] p.; [4], 333, [3] p.; [4], 351, [1] p.) ; 12°. Notes: Signatures: V. 1: pi A-N O6 P4; v. 2: pi A-O ; v. 3: pi A-O P6 Q . "In three volumes"--t.p. The final page of vols. 1 & 3 and the last 3 pages of vol. 2 are blank. In volume 1, pages [1]-58 contain the 'Introductory Epistle' signed by 'Cuthbert Clutterbuck'; pages [59]-76 the 'Answer' by 'the author of Waverly'. Page [77] is the fly-title, and pages [79]-331 the text. In some copies (such as this) of vol. 1, page 226, last line, the word "attention" is altered to "attentoin" these two states appear in both the first and second editions. In some copies (such as this) of vol. 1, page 263 is misnumbered 268. --cf. Todd and Bowden. In vol. 2, chapter numbers on pages 26 and 63 both read 'II', and those for 89 and 123 read 'III' all subsequent chapter numbers are short by two. The only Scott publication where John Ballantyne used "bookseller to the King" in the title imprint, cf. Todd and Bowden. Colophon: Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne & Co. ('and Co.' in vols. 2-3.). Subject: Scotland - History - 16th century - Fiction. Referenced by: Worthington, 9. Todd and Bowden, 144Aa. Provenance; bookplate of Lieut. Gen. Sir John Hope. Very good copies all in the original half calf over plain boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with ruled cross bands and the title and volume indicators blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tragedie

      Firenze, Leon. Ciardetti 1820-21.. 6 vols. 4°. (1) 262 (1); 363 (1); 306 (1); 368 (1); 329 (1): 394 (2) S. mit Titelportr. u. 21 Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. marmorierten Buchdeckeln. Kanten berieb., leicht stockfleckig. Exlibris. Vittorio Alfieri, (1749 in Asti gest.1803 in Florenz) war einer der bedeutendsten italienischen Dichter und Dramatiker des 18. Jahrhunderts. Seine streng formalen, klassischen Tragödien waren durchdrungen von den republikanischen Freiheitsgedanken des späten 18. Jahrhunderts und seiner Abscheu gegenüber jeder Form von Tyrannei. Dadurch hatten seine Werke großen Einfluss auf die italienische Freiheitsbewegung des 19. Jahrhunderts, das Risorgimento - Con un ritratto di Alfieri inc. da. G. Cantini e 21 tavole n. t. davanti a ciascuna tragedia finem. inc. in rampe per lo più da Ant. Verico e Carlo Lasinio. Dedica dell' editore al conte D. Boutourlin. Precedono la lunga 'Lettura di Ranieri de' Calsabigi all' autore sulle quattro sue prime tragedie', la 'Risposta' ed il 'Parere sull' arte comica in Italia' dell'Alfieri. Bella, accurata e non comune edizione. Esempl. magnifico, a pieni margini (rare fioriture della carta).

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real - Encyclopädie für die gebildeten Stände ( Conversations-Lexicon ). In zehn Bänden. Fünfte Original-Ausgabe.,

      Leipzig, Brockhaus 1820.,, - Kl. 8°, XXXII/931/7(Verlagsanzeigen), 928 (919-928=Verlagsanzeigen), 1056 (1051-56=Verlagsanzeigen), 960, 944 (941-44=Verlagsanzeigen), 968, XVI(Verlagaanzeigen)/990/2(=Verlagsanzeigen), 968, 1007/2(=Verlagsanzeigen), XXXII/1013/3(Verlagsanzeige). Alle Bänden mit der Halbtitelseite mit der Nachricht für Buchbinder/Anzeige. Halbledereinband der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Zustand: Rücken und Ecken bestoßen und beschabt, Buchrücken zum Teil gebrochen u. unprofessionel mit Klebeband zusammengeklebt, Kapital unterschiedlich abgenutzt, Buchblock fest, insgesamt als Sammelobjekt restaurierungbedürftig . Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 6550

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        OPERA QUAE EXSTANT OMNIA GRAECE ET LATINE. Padova, Seminario, 1819. Segue: Idem. ODYSSEA et Hymni fere omnes Graece at Latine.

      Seminario,, Padova, 1820 - 2 gr. voll. in-8 gr., pp. IV, 694; IV, 630, belliss. leg. m. pelle coeva con tass. e fregi oro ai d., piatti in carta dec. Risguardi in carta dec. Il primo vol. contiene l'Iliade, il secondo l'Odissea e gli Inni, con testo originale greco e trascrizione latina in calce, nella redazione di Enrico Lederlino e Stefano Berglero. Ottimo esempl. a pieni margini. [096]

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        History of the Indian Archipelago. Containing an Account of the Manners, Arts, Languages, Religions, Institutions, and Commerce of its Inhabitants . with Maps and Engravings - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      Edinburgh : Archibald Constable & Co. 1820 - Subjects; Subject: Malay Archipelago - History - Description and travel. Asian / Middle Eastern history. India. Phillipines. Austronesian languages. Physical desc. : 3 v. , 35 plates, [1] fold. Leaf : ill. , map ; 22 cm. Assoc. Reference; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 22742. Uninked, inpressed inst. Stamp to the title. Original full polished speckled calf, very good. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased; very impressively finished. Gilt cross-bands with the title and volume indications blocked direct. 4 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Manuscript on Oersted's discovery of electro-magnetism

      Geneva 1820 - [La Rive, Gaspard de (1770-1834)] Electro-Magnetisme-titre general pour les l[ivres] nouveaux. Umrisse zu den &c. [Review of Umrisse zu den physischen verhaltnissen des von Herrn Professor Oersted entdeckten elektro-chemischen Magnetismus (1821), by Paul Erman (1764-1851)] Incomplete autograph manuscript draft, consisting of the title, the first two paragraphs and a good portion of the third. 2 pp. 277 x 190 mm. Written chiefly on the left column of a sheet folded into two columns, allowing for revisions. Creased where previously folded, small dampstain in lower corner, one upper corner a little chipped, but otherwise very good.An intriguing autograph manuscript review of Paul Erman's Umrisse zu den physischen verhaltnissen des von Herrn Professor Oersted entdeckten elektro-chemischen Magnetismus (1821), reflecting the extraordinary ferment in physical science aroused by the recent discoveries of Oersted, Ampère, Arago and others re the relationship of electricity and magnetism. The review was written for the Bibliothèque Universelle, Geneva's foremost scientific and literary review, by Gaspard de la Rive, an editor of this journal and himself a physicist and experimenter in electrical science whose work is summarized in the D.S.B.; he is best known for his defense and helpful criticism of Ampère's theory of magnetism. The present review focuses on the work of Paul Erman, professor of physics at the University of Berlin and perpetual secretary of Berlin's Royal Academy. The review is certainly closely connected with Ampère's work, and, according to Ampère's most recent biographer, James R. Hofmann, the account of Erman's experiments contained in it influenced Ampère's investigations of induction in July 1821, in which he very nearly anticipated Faraday's landmark discovery of electromagnetic induction a decade later. The third paragraph of La Rive's work may be translated as follows: The apparatus used in M. Erman's experiments is very ingenious; it bears some resemblance to that which we described [in] Bib. Univ. vol. 16 s. 119. It is the same principle of action, whose effects the author renders more obvious by suspending the entire apparatus from a wire, in such a way that one can make it move by presenting magnets on either its right or its left side; one thus observes the rotation movements printed on a voltaic [carde?] by one or the other pole of a bar magnet. He makes use of a silver or copper crucible, in which he places a small amount of zinc, isolated by means of a watch-glass; the chain between the zinc and copper is formed by a band of zinc. . . . The first sentence in the above paragraph refers to La Rive's own "flotteur électrique," a simple device demonstrating the action of a magnet on a simple current loop, which was first described in La Rive's "Notices sur quelques expériences électro-magnétiques" published in Vol. 16 of the Bibliothèque Universelle (1821). Hofmann, in his account of Ampère's July 1821 induction experiments, notes the influence of both Erman and La Rive on Ampère's work:An interesting experiment by Paul Erman caught Ampère's eye when it was reported in the Bibliothèque Universelle early in 1821 [i.e. most probably in the published review of which we are offering the manuscript draft]. . . . Erman had used a bar magnet detector in his own experiment; Ampère would use bar magnets in 1821. . . . Similarly, in March, 1821, Gaspard de La Rive had used a bar magnet to demonstrate attractions and repulsions of a vertical current loop. Consequently, by early in 1821 Ampère was thoroughly familiar with apparatus in which steady currents in vertical current loops were rotated using magnets (Hofmann, André-Marie Ampère, [1995] pp. 284-85).Earlier in his review La Rive notes that Erman wrote his work after Oersted's discovery of electromagnetism (spring 1820), but before learning of the researches of Ampère and Arago that began the following September. He refers to Ampère's discovery of the relationship [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Brown Sepia Watercolour View of the Coast of Timor with Native Boats, and a Mountainous Shore in the Distance].

      1820 - Ca. 1820es. Brown watercolour and pencil on paper, ca. 15,5x23 cm (6x9 in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. The view obviously taken from the ship¿s deck, shows the inhabitants of Timor approaching in boats in attempt to sell their goods; a mountainous shore reveals itself in the background. The watercolour was made during one of the voyages of 'Elphinstone', and the artist was very likely the crew member, Lieutenant William Bowater (the sketch book was inscribed in ink with the initials 'W.B.' on the front endpaper). Bowater was later dismissed from the navy. "On the 2nd of November, 1829, a court-martial, presided over by Captain R. Morgan, of the Marine, was convened at Bombay, to inquire into certain charges for "insubordinate and disrespectful conduct" on the part of Lieutenant W. Bowater, of the Hon. Company's ship 'Elphinstone', preferred against him by his commanding officer, Captain F.W. Greer and that the sentence of the Court, which was dismissal from the service, was confirmed by the Commander-in-chief of the Bombay Army, Lieutenant-General Sir Sydney Beckwith, K.C.B" (Low, C.R. History of the Indian Navy. 2 vols. Vol. 1. London, 1877. P. 498-499). The Honourable East India Company's sloop-of war 'Elphinstone', of 18 guns and 387 tons, "was built by Hilhouse & Sons and launched in 1824. She operated out of London as an East Indiaman and participated with the Royal Navy in the New Zealand land wars. She was sold in 1862" (Wikipedia). The 'Elphinstone' sailed to the Mediterranean, around the southern tip of Africa and on to the East Indies and Australia. As Richard Burton noted in 'First footsteps in East Africa', the sloop carried out a naval blockade of the Somalian coast in 1825-1833, after a British brig from Mauritius had been seized, plundered and broken up near Berberah in 1825. "The 'Elphinstone' sloop of war (Capt. Greer commanding) was sent to blockade the coast; when her guns opened fire, the people fled with their wives and children, and the spot where a horseman was killed by a cannon ball is still shown on the plain near the town". Eventually "the Somal bound themselves to abstain from future attacks upon English vessels, and also to refund by annual statements the full amount of plundered property. For the purpose of enforcing the latter stipulation it was resolved that a vessel of war should remain upon the coast until the whole was liquidated. When attempts at evasion occurred, the traffic was stopped by sending all craft outside the guardship, and forbidding intercourse with the shore. The 'Coote', the 'Palinus' and the 'Tigris', in turn with the 'Elphinstone', maintained the blockade through the trading season till 1833" (Burton, R. First Footsteps in East Africa. London, 1856. P. Xxxiv-xxxv).

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        Original Watercolour Showing a Chinese Junk at Sea, with a Native Fisherman Working with a Net in the Foreground, and two European Ships in the Background].

      1820 - Ca. 1820es. Watercolour and pen on paper, ca. 15x23 cm (6x9 in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. The artist shows a maritime scene with a Chinese junk sailing near the coast, a fisherman working with a net from a small boat in the foreground, and two European ships in the distance. The watercolour was made during one of the voyages of 'Elphinstone', and the artist was very likely the crew member, Lieutenant William Bowater (the sketch book was inscribed in ink with the initials 'W.B.' on the front endpaper). Bowater was later dismissed from the navy. "On the 2nd of November, 1829, a court-martial, presided over by Captain R. Morgan, of the Marine, was convened at Bombay, to inquire into certain charges for "insubordinate and disrespectful conduct" on the part of Lieutenant W. Bowater, of the Hon. Company's ship 'Elphinstone', preferred against him by his commanding officer, Captain F.W. Greer and that the sentence of the Court, which was dismissal from the service, was confirmed by the Commander-in-chief of the Bombay Army, Lieutenant-General Sir Sydney Beckwith, K.C.B" (Low, C.R. History of the Indian Navy. 2 vols. Vol. 1. London, 1877. P. 498-499). The Honourable East India Company's sloop-of war 'Elphinstone', of 18 guns and 387 tons, "was built by Hilhouse & Sons and launched in 1824. She operated out of London as an East Indiaman and participated with the Royal Navy in the New Zealand land wars. She was sold in 1862" (Wikipedia). The 'Elphinstone' sailed to the Mediterranean, around the southern tip of Africa and on to the East Indies and Australia. As Richard Burton noted in 'First footsteps in East Africa', the sloop carried out a naval blockade of the Somalian coast in 1825-1833, after a British brig from Mauritius had been seized, plundered and broken up near Berberah in 1825. "The 'Elphinstone' sloop of war (Capt. Greer commanding) was sent to blockade the coast; when her guns opened fire, the people fled with their wives and children, and the spot where a horseman was killed by a cannon ball is still shown on the plain near the town". Eventually "the Somal bound themselves to abstain from future attacks upon English vessels, and also to refund by annual statements the full amount of plundered property. For the purpose of enforcing the latter stipulation it was resolved that a vessel of war should remain upon the coast until the whole was liquidated. When attempts at evasion occurred, the traffic was stopped by sending all craft outside the guardship, and forbidding intercourse with the shore. The 'Coote', the 'Palinus' and the 'Tigris', in turn with the 'Elphinstone', maintained the blockade through the trading season till 1833" (Burton, R. First Footsteps in East Africa. London, 1856. P. Xxxiv-xxxv).

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax Through London

      J. Johnston, London 1820 - .or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem. Third Edition, London, J. Johnston, 1820. Large 8º (254 x 155 mm.), untimmed as issued in original drab boards, 20C. rebacking in purple cloth with new paper label, original endpapers retained, inner hinges reinforced with paper. Pp. iv, [list of plates], 319. Vignetted title-page plus 19 full page plates all hand-coloured as called for. Old ownership signature on first free endpaper and again faintly at head of page 1, small 20C. bookplate of Lawrence Strangman (the noted book-collector) on pastedown, a little very minor offseting from some plates, the odd mark to text; an excellent large copy in very clean and fresh condition, rarely seen in the original boards. One of the several imitations of William Combe's series of Dr Syntax books, the illustrations sometimes attributed to Isaac Robert Cruikshank (George's brother), though more likely by other illustrators (but definitely nothing to do with Rowlandson!).

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        30 mahlerische An- und Aussichten von Dresden und den nächsten Umgebungen; aufgenommen, gezeichnet und radirt.

      1820 1820 - 2. verb. Aufl. Dresden: in den Arnoldischen Buchhandlung [1820]. Oblong-8vo. 17 pp. + 30 plates. Contp. yellow boards, loose. First 8 pages dampstained. * This copy belonged to the Danish artist Wilhelm Ferdinand Bendz, dated 4. August 1831 Dresden (on the titlepage). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The history of England, from the invasion of Julius Caesar, to the revolution in 1688 / by David Hume to which is prefixed a short account of his life [volumes 2 - 8]

      London : Printed for Richardson & Co. 1820 - Physical description: 7v. ; 22cm. Volumes 2 - 8 only. Subjects: England -- History. Summary: The History of England (1754-61) is David Hume's great work on England's history which was written in installments while he was serving as librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was first published in six volumes in 1754, 1756, 1759, and 1761. More a category of books than a single work, Hume's History spanned "from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688" and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the standard history of England until Thomas Macaulay's The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with gilt-crossed bands. Wear to some title labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. General surface marks as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall. 3 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Swinhoe's Deer

      - A very detailed hand-colored natural history lithograph by Joseph Wolf (German-English, 1820-1899) from his book "Zoological Sketches", which was compiled for the Zoological Society of London and printed in London: by Henry Graves & Company in 1867. Overall this print measures 13 ½" x 19", the lithograph is tipped into the larger paper which includes a boarder and lettering. Sir Edwin Landseer described Joseph Wolf as “.without exception the best all-round animal painter who ever lived.” Born and educated in Prussia, Wolf moved to London in 1848 to pursue a growing number of commissions to illustrate natural history works. He quickly became the foremost animal illustrator in Britain. Among his achievements were the illustrations he produced for Gould’s “The Birds of Great Britain”(1862-1873) and the romantic subjects he drew for “The Life and Habits of Wild Animals” (1873). Wolf did not wish to be categorized as a scientific illustrator, preferring to create complete and naturalistic compositions, which conveyed a sense of drama and mystery. Rather than show his subjects isolated from their environment, Wolf integrated them into a natural setting and portrayed them involved in dramatic action. In 1852, the British Zoological Society commissioned Wolf to complete several watercolors for its Zoological Sketches published in parts between 1856 and 1867. P.L. Sclater, the secretary of the society, noted in the publication’s preface, “the Council was fortunate enough to secure the services of Mr Joseph Wolf, who may be fairly said to stand alone in intimate knowledge of the habits and forms of Mammals and Birds.” By this stage in his career, Wolf’s works were in considerable demand both in their own right and as illustrations to books and journals. From 1859 to 1869 Wolf was the regular artist for Ibis, the journal of the Zoological Society, and his work was also reproduced in the Illustrated London News, Once a Week, The Leisure Hour, The Sunday at Home, and The Graphic. Unfortunately, during the 1870s, Wolf was increasingly hindered by the onset of chronic rheumatism, which gradually curtailed his work, but he lived on into his eightieth year and died in London surrounded by his pet birds and held in high popular esteem. More than three-quarters of a century later his plates are regarded as among the finest productions of the great period of the illustrated book, while his oil paintings, watercolors and drawings are prized by museums and collectors alike. Overall this print is in good condition with some foxing and staining throughout.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Essais historiques sur la ville de Caen et son arrondissement.

      A Caen, Poisson, A Rouen, Chez Renault 1820 - 2 vol. in-8, XII-401 pp. et 454-8 pp. (liste des souscripteurs), 10 planches dont 2 frontispices et une d'armoiries dépliante, demi-basane verte à grain long, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Dos légt passés, qqs manques sur les plats mais bon exemplaire. Ex-libris Beaujour et Lebastard.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Storia della decadenza e rovina dell Impero Romano

      Milano, Bettoni 1820 - 13 volumi form. 21X14. Legatura coeva marmorizzata in mezza pelle con titoli e fregi impressi in oro al dorso. Pp. 6000 circa. Traduzione di di D.Bertolotti. Ottimo esemplare della piu importante edizione italiana dell Opera di Gibbon. Fine condition Cat. Quarantasette/57 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Literary Hours: or Sketches, Critical, Narrative and Poetical

      London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Nathan Drake's charming collection of short works. The fourth edition, corrected. Complete in three volumes. Nathan Drake (17661836) was an essayist and physician. He published various collections of miscellaneous essays, critical, narrative, biographical, and descriptive throughout his life, of which this was the first. Condition: In full leather bindings. Externally, worn with loss. Four joints are starting, one board held by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY with very good interiors..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Malerische Reise in 6 Bändchen. Ägypten, Syrien, Constantinopel, Griechenland, Istrien, Dalmatien, Neapel, und Sicilien. 6 Bände in 3 Bd.

      Leipzig, Fleischer & Jung. 1820 - Mit 102 (von 103) Kupfern. Oktav. Pappband der Zeit. Kupfer Nr. 18 im 2.Bändchen fehlt. Titelblatt des 5. Bändchens hinterklebt. Kapitale geplatzt. Rücken mit Fehlstellen, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblio Industries Alain Haezeleer]
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        Italian Scenery from Drawings made in 1817

      Published by Rodwell & Martin, New Bond Street 1820 Italian Scenery from Drawings made in 1817. Batty Elizabeth Frances - Published by Rodwell & Martin, New Bond Street, London, 1820. In - 8°, grande, (26 x 16). Piena pelle con impressioni a secco, taglio dorato (cop. anteriore staccata). (10), 197, (1) pp. e 60 tavole finissime tavole f.t. a piena pagina protette da veline incise in acciaio. Frontespizio con vignetta incisa al centro e veduta del Vesuvio come vignetta finale. Doppia cornice ai piatti e doppia filettatura in oro. Margini interni dei piatti con ricca cornice impressa in oro. Esemplare stampato su carta forte di ottima qualità. Interno esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di questa descrizione dell' Italia come appariva agli inizi del XIX secolo. Fra le magnifiche vedute: Torino, Genova, Sempione, Domodossola, Venezia, Rapallo, Lavenza, Pisa, Firenze, Terni, Roma, Tivoli, Napoli ecc. A parte il difetto alla legatura, l' esemplare è ottimamente conservato. Brunet, I, 701 - 2: Les vignettes de ce livre sont, en général d' un effet agréable... Cremonini, L' Italia nelle vedute, 93.

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        Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr,

      Berlin: Ferdinand Dümmler,, 1820–22. nebst fragmentarischer Biographie des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler in zufalligen Makulaturblättern. 2 volumes, octavo (163 × 97 mm). Contemporary binding of black paper backing marbled boards, spine lettered gilt and with four gilt rolls, pale green endpapers. Spines rubbed at ends, the occasional hint of very light browning internally, an excellent copy. First edition of Hoffmann's final work and masterpiece, a novel ("The Life and Opinions of Tomcat Murr") dealing with such issues as the aesthetic status of true artistry and the modes of self-transcendence that accompany any genuine endeavour to create. Hoffmann's portrayal of the character Kreisler (a genius musician) is wittily counterpointed with the character of the tomcat Murr — a virtuoso illustration of artistic pretentiousness that many of Hoffmann's contemporaries found offensive and subversive of Romantic ideals. Hoffmann points to the failings of many so-called "artists" to differentiate between the superficial and the authentic aspects of such ideals. The self-conscious effort to impress must, according to Hoffmann, be divorced from the self-aware effort to create. This essential duality in Kater Murr is structurally conveyed through a discursive "splicing together" of two biographical narratives. As a subversive writer, Hoffmann had a lasting and sometimes underestimated influence: this work had a particularly strong effect on the Russians, especially Gogol and Dostoevsky.

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        Plate 174 - Rosa Myriacantha

      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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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