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        Adéle la Venitiene, Maitresse du Tintoreto

      Rudolph Ackermann, London 1820 - Mezzotint, printed in colours, by G. Maile, after Goubaud 'from a painting by Tintoretto (Upper margin expertly replaced). A charming image based on an original by Tintoretto.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Essai Geologique sur L'Ecosse

      Paris Mme Ve Courcier [1820]. G+: in Good plus condition without dust jacket as issued. Modern rebind. Marbled eps. Foxing to prelims. Signatures of previous owners on ffep [First Edition] Quarter modern calf marbled board cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). x, 519pp. 2 folding engraved maps, one hand-coloured and 7 lithographed plates. Early account of the geology of Scotland. Text in French.

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        Hochprofessionelle Architekturzeichnung des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts

      um 1820.. 34x25,7cm Blatt montiert auf festem Karton, etwas fleckig. unten schlecht lesbar mit Blei betitelt Rund... Säulenhof von C ... --------- sehr schöne grazile, größtenteils sehr fein ausgeführte Bleistiftzeichnung, dunkel koloriert Handzeichnung. Dargestellt ist eine Säulenhalle mit Vorraum, 3 römisch anmutenden Frauen, 1 "adeliger" Hund, Figuren, Skulpturen, Pflanzen etc. -------- Leider ist der Künstler / Architekt unbekannt. Die Zeichnung habe ich bei der Auflösung des Kavalierhauses des ehemaligen Schlosses Amalienberg bei Gaggenau in einer Mappe mit weiteren von mir angebotenen Stücken gefunden. Schloßherr zu der Zeit war Freiherr Anton von Magnus (ein Verwandter aus dem familiären Umfeld des badisch-markgräflichen Hofes)

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        The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

      Dublin: Printed for W. Folds and Sons 1820 - 4to., original brown boards and calf spine lettered in gilt; boards scuffed, minor wear to spine; ownership signature, with several annotations. First edition, 376 pages, with an extensive appendix; eleven plates, several folding, one detached, with a spectacular map of Galway, measuring 19 x 21 inches, expertly preserved on archival paper. A superior copy of Hardiman's pioneering urban history [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        "Ansicht von Coeln am Rhein". Gesamtansicht vom Rhein aus, links der Bayenturm.

      . Altkol. Umrißradierung bei Riedel, Nürnberg, um 1820, 16,5 x 24,5 cm.. Nicht bei Schmitt. - Aus der seltenen Serie der großen Rheinansichten. - Breitrandig und farbfrisch.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Ansicht von Bonn am Rhein". Gesamtansicht vom Rhein aus, rechts großer Lastensegler.

      . Altkol. Umrißradierung bei Riedel, Nürnberg, um 1820, 16,5 x 24,5 cm.. Nicht bei Schmitt. - Aus der seltenen Serie der großen Rheinansichten. - Sehr breitrandig und farbfrisch.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne , A

      London: Published by R. Ackermann. Printed by L. Harrison, 1820. London: Published by R. Ackermann. Printed by L. Harrison, 1820. - One of the Great Nineteenth-Century Color-Plate BooksThe Finest Copy We Have Ever SeenGERNING, J.J. [Johann Isaac] von. A Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne. With illustrations of the scenes of remarkable events, and of popular traditions. Embellished with twenty-four highly finished and coloured engravings, from the drawings of M. Schuetz [sic]; and accompanied by a map. Translated from the German by John Black. London: Published by R. Ackermann, 1820. First edition in English, first issue (plates unnumbered without later dates per Tooley), one of fifty Large Paper copies. Elephant quarto (16 x 12 3/8 in; 410 x 314 mm). xiv, [2], 178 pp. Complete with the list of subscribers (pp. [v]-viii). Large folding engraved map with color highlights and twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates by D. Havell and T. Sutherland after C.G. Schutz. Text watermarked 1811, 1816, 1818, and 1820, plates watermarked 1816, 1817, 1818. Mid-nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards, rebacked and re-cornered. A fine tall copy, quite spectacular and the finest we have ever seen and with the earliest possible watermarks. Considered to be one of the 'key' color-plate books of any collection."The original [unillustrated] German edition was published in Wies-baden in 1819 as Die Rheingegenden von Mainz bis Cölln, and it is clear from the ‘Vorerinnerung’, which is dated 14 June 1819, that Ackermann’s edition was already planned; it seems possible in the circumstances, in fact, that the text was commissioned by Ackermann, as were the views for the plates Another German edition, this time containing twenty-four views, was published in Frankfurt in 1822" (Abbey). "Containing a complete History and Picturesque Description of a portion of Country so full of curious and interesting circumstances, as well as so resplendent for its landscape, grandeur, and beauty. The Work will be embellished with Twenty-four highly finished and coloured Engravings, from Drawings expressly made by an eminent Artist, resident near the Banks of the Rhine, and habitually familiar with every part of it The romantic, beautiful, and ever-varying Scenery of this River forms a distinguished feature of every modern foreign Tour; and no one can consider himself as an accomplished traveller who is not more or less acquainted with it Baron von Gerning, whose literary character is so well established in Germany, has undertaken to write the Historical Part; and Mr. Schutz, so well known as an artist, will furnish the Drawings" (Ackermann’s prospectus for the completed work, printed on the rear wrapper of Part I and others)."There are definitely later issues of the book and these can be recognized by having plate numbers at the top right-hand corner. The impressions in these issues are poor and the colouring less good" (Abbey).Abbey, Travel, 217. Martin Hardie, pp. 107-108 and 312. Prideaux, pp. 337 and 375. Tooley 234.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Printed and Manuscript Document Signed, in French, 4to, Paris, April 28, 1820

      - The document is titled, "Les Roses, par P. J. Redoute," and is a receipt for subscriber payment for his renown book. In full, "I, the undersigned, acknowledge receipt from Mr. Pivote, subscriber to the book, "Roses," the sum of 30F against the price of the 16th delivery." He signs, "Redoute." This document is accompanied by a letter from the Queen's secretary dated Nov. 27, 1832, indicating to Redouté, that, "The Queen asked me to let you know that she spoke with interest of your business with. the Count de Montalivet and that she obtained from the promise that the payment you have been waiting for will be made as son as possible." Redouté,s association with French royalty began when Marie Antoinette became his patron and appointed him Painter to the Queen's Cabinet. Empress Josephine, Napoleon''s first wife, continued as his patron, until her death in 1814. Redouté remained close to the Bourbon Royal family. Maria Amalia Teresa; (1782 -1866) was Queen of the French from 1830-1848, referenced here. Redouté's 3 volume work, "Les Roses," was published between 1817-24 and each volume was received with great anticipation.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        "Vue de Dresde prise du jardin de Brühl". Blick von den Brühlschen Terrassen zur Hofkirche, der Augustusbrücke und einem Teil des Schlosses.

      . Altkol. Umrißradierung von Christian Gottlob Hammer nach Th. Thieme bei Heinrich Rittner, um 1820, 45,5 x 63,5 cm.. Thieme - Becker Bd. XV, S. 563; Nagler VI, 308. - Der Dresdner Künstler lebte von 1779 bis 1864. Bekannt wurde er vor allem durch seine Ansichten aus Sachsen, Nordböhmen und Schlesien. Mit zu seinen besten Arbeiten zählen die Dresdner Ansichten für den Verleger Rittner. Goethe interessierte sich sehr für seine Arbeiten und besuchte ihn 1810 in Dresden in seiner Werkstatt.- Die Ansicht zeigt im Hintergrund das Morettische Opernhaus, das nach dem Bau der ersten Semper-Oper 1841 abgebrochen worden ist. Es handelt sich hier um die sehr seltene Erstfassung, die später in der Staffage und Teilen der Uferbebauung verändert worden ist. Hier noch mit den beiden Postamenten links und rechts, auf denen später Lampen aufgestellt wurden. - Bis an die Einfassungslinie beschnitten. Sehr feines, klares Altkolorit, vielleicht von Hammer selbst stammend. Gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Voyage Critique à l'Etna en 1819

      Paris: P. Mougie l'aîné, 1820. Two volumes, octavo, frontispiece map and plate; an attractive set in contemporary French marbled calf, some rubbing to binding, lower joint of volume 2 cracked but firm, and lower board of this volume bumped with some minor damage affecting the extreme outer margins of text leaves. First edition of Gourbillon's work which later appeared in a one-volume English edition as Travels to Sicily and to Mt Etna in 1819. Gourbillon had been secretary of the cabinet of Marie-Antoinette prior to the French Revolution. His travelogue of Southern Italy and Sicily includes descriptions of Vesuvius, Herculaneum and Pompeii, Paestum, Palermo, the Temple of Segeste, Port of Messina, Mount Etna, the Fountain of Arethusa, Neapolis, and the Temple of Hercules.

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        Natives pursuing Kangaroos in the neighbourhood of Sydney , New South Wales

      [England]: circa, 1820. Single leaf from a child's scrapbook, 215 x 260 mm., the engravings and captions neatly cut-out and pasted down, views to both sides of the sheet; foxing and tears to the edges with marginal loss, but charming. Nonplussed kangaroos on Sydney harbour. Marvellous page from a child's scrap book with a naïve scene depicting "Natives pursuing Kangaroos in the neighbourhood of Sydney…". Perhaps as had always been intended, in this example the figures and captions have been carefully cut out and pasted on to a blank album page. We have still not been able to identify the name of the book or album from which the sheet was taken, but it is interesting to speculate as to the original source image. One plausible contender is the scene of "Natives of Botany Bay" from Phillip's Voyage (1789), but perhaps the most likely is the "Hunting the Kangaroo" plate published in Foreign Field Sports (1813). The warrior at far left certainly bears some resemblance to the latter, although it has to be said that the second warrior and the background are both very different, as are the kangaroos, which are here represented as amiable and doe-eyed, one with a pair of joeys peeking from her pouch. On the verso is a bloodthirsty scene from the same series, "A Lion attacking a herd of Zebras". This is a rare image. The State Library of New South Wales lists an uncoloured sheet, while the Nan Kivell collection has a coloured version (NK 1350); the latter was exhibited in the World Upside Down in 2000, where the tentative date of circa 1820 was suggested. Our example has very similar but not identical colouring to the Nan Kivell copy.

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        Selbstbildnis

      um 1820. Aquarell auf Elfenbein, verso auf der alten Unterlage bezeichnet: "Selbst-porträt des Nürnberger Malers Fritz Hahn (um 1820)", 5,5 x 4,7 cm.. Höchst qualitätsvolles und eindringliches Selbstbildnis des jungen Künstlers. Hahn studierte von 1821 bis 1824 an der Nürnberger Kunstschule. Danach war er dort als Bildnismaler tätig. Seit Anfang der 1840er Jahre beschäftigte sich Hahn zunehmend mit der Foto-grafie. 1846 eröffnete er das erste Fotoatelier in Nürnberg.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Principles of Political Economy Considered with a view to their practical application.

      London: John Murray, 1820 - Octavo. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, titles and fleurons to spine gilt, edges sprinkled red. Spine and boards lightly rubbed, slight wear to edges of boards, top edge dusty, very light foxing throughout. An excellent copy. Without the final advert leaf. 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). Goldsmiths' 22767; Kress C.577.

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        Portrait lithograph by Heinrich von Wintter (1788-1825)

      n.p.: n.p.. 1820. Image size 218 x 145 mm., sheet size 405 x 278 mm. The composer is depicted half-length within an oval. Slightly foxed and browned. . Very scarce. Published as part of the Portraite der berühmtesten Compositeurs der Tonkunst issued between 1815 and 1821. Scarlatti is "generally considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of 18th-century opera." Roberto Pagano et al in Grove online

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        Franked Address Leaf from John Adams to John Sanderson who was then writing his nine volume ?Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence? ? in his magnum opus, Sanderson mentions receiving letters from ?the venerable John Adams ? in advanced age??

      Quincy, Massachusetts, October 6 [1820] Address Leaf franked ?J Adams,? 9.75? x 7? overall, address panel 5? x 3?. Postal markings ?Quincy Ms Octr 6th? and ?Free? and addressee ?John Sanderson Esqr / Philadelphia? in another hand. Infill in upper blank area, above address panel. Watermarked ?J Green / 1815.? Docketed, most probably by Sanderson. Folds. Very Good condition.John Sanderson?s ?Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence? was published by R.W. Pomeroy of Philadelphia, 1823-1827. His chapter titled ?John Adams? is 49 pages long. On one page Sanderson notes, in part, ??When congress had finished their business, as they thought,? said Mr. Adams, on this subject, in a letter written in advanced age...? On January 15, 1930, American Art Associates sold at their New York auction a manuscript franked letter of John Adams to John Sanderson dated October 4, 1820. Sanderson later writes in his biography, ?In a communication received by the editor from the venerable John Adams, dated the

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Bogenkonstruktion am Heidelberger Schloß.

      . Federzeichnung in Graubraun, laviert, über Bleistift, links unten datiert "Im Februar 1820", auf C&I Honig-Bütten, mit Einfassungslinie in Bleistift. 31:45,5 cm.- Mit vereinzelten Knickspuren und kleinen restaurierten Beschädigungen. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers..

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        Ivanhoe

      First Edition, First Issue in Boards, Uncut[SCOTT, Sir Walter]. Ivanhoe; A Romance. By ìThe Author of Waverley,î &c. In Three Volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London, 1820.First edition, first issue, with all points listed by Worthington with one exception. Points in Volume I: pagination ends on p. 298; the formemark on p. [iii] is 9; the first word on p. iv, line 6, is ìPeter;î p. v, line 12, the second and fourth words are ìwhich,î not the third word as noted in Worthington, but the formemark is 6; p. vi, line 14, the first word is ìobserved;î p. ix, line 1, there is no comma after ìfought;î p. xii, line 5, there is no comma after ìpeople;î p. xv, line 3, word six is ìtoilsome;î p. xvi, line 20, the first word is ìton;î there are no formemarks on pp. xvi, xix, or xxiv; p. xxviii has formemark 9; p. xxx has formemark 12; and p. xxix has a comma after the word ìpasteî in the first line.Three octavo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 198 x 120 mm.). [6], xxxiii, [1, blank], 158, 151-298; [4], 327, [1, blank]; [4], 371, [1, blank], [3, ads], [1, blank] pp. Complete with half-titles.Uncut in the original quarter dark green roan over reddish-brown boards. Smooth spines ruled and lettered in gilt. A remarkably fine and totally unsophisticated copy. Individually chemised and housed together in a quarter dark green morocco book-back slipcase.ìëIvanhoe,í which appeared at the end of 1819, marked a new departure. Scott was now drawing upon his reading instead of his personal experience, and the book has not the old merit of serious portraiture of real life. But its splendid audacity, its vivid presentation of medi??val life, and the dramatic vigour of the narrative, may atone for palpable anachronisms and melodramatic impossibilities. The story at once achieved the popularity which it has always enjoyed, and was more successful in England than any of the so-called ëScottish novels.í It was Scottís culminating success in a bookselling sense, and marked the highest point both of his literary and his social prosperityî (D.N.B.).Block, p. 209. Grolier, 100 English, 71. Todd and Bowden, Sir Walter Scott, 140Aa. VanAntwerp 9. Worthington 8.HBS 65268.$7,500

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        De l'Economie publique et rurale des Arabes et des Juifs.

      Geneve, Paschoud, 1820.. 8vo. X, 543 pp. Contemporary half sheepskin with gilt spine label.. First edition of this fundamental study of the economic history of the Arabian countries and societies, largely drawn from Greco-Roman sources as well as Abulfaragius and Niebuhr. - The Swiss naturalist Louis Reynier (1762-1824) was an able scholar of ancient and modern economic history. On the strength of these qualifications he accompanied Napoleon on his expedition to Egypt, where he served as High Superintendent of Revenues and Finances. - A good copy. - Macro 1889. OCLC 11680665.

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        The Family Shakspeare, In Ten Volumes; In Which Nothing is Added to the Original Text; But those Words and Expressions are Omitted which Cannot with Propriety be Read Aloud in A Family

      London: Longman, Hurst, Reese, Orme & Brown, 1820. 12mo. 15.5 x 9cm. 10 volumes. Volume 1 with portrait engraving of William Shakespeare. Full leather with gilt border to front and rear. Edges worn, leather scratched and scuffed. Joints worn, boards remain firmly attached. 1 volume label is missing, light wear and chipping to other labels, spines generally a little scuffed and scratched. Bindings are overall tight and square. Volume 7 shows evidence of repair to front joint, tight, but opens fine. Text very clean throughout, some folded down corners. A rather good clean set. Uncommon early edition. Second edition. . Second Edition. Full Leather. Good++.

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        TA., Elbbrücke bei Harburg, "Die Elb-Brücke nach Harburg, von Hamburg ..".

      . altkol. Aquatinta v. Cornelius Suhr n. Christoph Suhr, um 1820, 43,5 x 61,5. Thieme - Becker, Bd. 32, S. 279 mit Erwähnung dieses Blattes. Sehr seltene Ansicht der alten Holzbrücke zwischen Hamburg und Harburg, zugleich eine der größten Arbeiten von C. Suhr. Auf der Brücke zahlr. Soldaten, im Hintergrund die Stadt Harburg. - Leider fehlt der untere Teil der Legende.

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        Vue Generale de la Ville de Vienne

      Artaria & Co, Vienna 1820 - Watercolour over etched line, image within a black ink border, captioned in the lower margin, printed on wove paper watermarked J. Whatman. Plate mark: 19 1/4 x 28 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 31 inches. Beautifully hand coloured early 19th century view of Vienna. In this lovely view of the city from the south, the foreground is composed of a bucolic setting, with a farmers and tradesmen hauling their wares along a road into the city, passing a shepherd with his flock. The city in the distance is dominated by St. Stephen's Cathedral, with Karlskirche visible as well as other notable buildings.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Ansicht der Linden - Promenade, und ein Theil der Universität und Accademie Gebäude.

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. Schmidt n. Calau b. Bapt. Weiß in Berlin, um 1820, 11,5 x 18. Kiewitz 331. - Der Betrachter steht auf der Straße "Unter den Linden" und blickt zum Brandenburger Tor. Rechts noch ein Teil der Universität, mittig die Lindenpromenade. Das Blatt an drei Seiten knapprandig.

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        The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes & Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians

      London: W Baynes & Son, 1820 6 volumes, complete. Translated from the French. In uniform contemporary full brown speckled calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to black leather labels. Internally, NO inscriptions, text block edges reddened, board edges with gilt tooling. Vol 1, top joint cracked, portrait frontis, small brown spot at head of first 6 pages, frontis present, [3], (iv-cxxxv), [1], [1], 2-372 pp, printed by John Pillans, edinburgh, small worm mark at rear, 2 plates (folding), 2 maps (folding). Volume 2, [3], 4-500 pp. Vol 3, [3], 4-509 pp, 1 plate (folding). Vol 4, [3], 4-496 pp, 1 map (folding). Vol 5, front joint cracked, [2], 4, [1], 2-588 pp, lacks title label to spine, upper tear to spine. Vol 6, [3], [vi-viii], 2-514 pp, 1 map (folding), small worm marks ar rear base. A lovely set! Rollin, was a French historian and educator. Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His once famous Ancient History (Paris, 1730-38), and the less generally read Roman History, which followed it, were avowed compilations, uncritical and somewhat inaccurate. But they instructed and interested, generation after generation. A more original and really important work was his Traité des études (Paris, 1726-31). It contains a summary of what was even then a reformed and innovative system of education, including a more frequent and extensive use of the vulgar tongue, and discarded the medieval traditions that had lingered in France. See WIKI.

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        BAYERN - MAINKREIS : (Topographische Charte des Koeniglich Baierischen Ober-Main-Kreises mit allergnädigster Unterstützung des K. allerhöchsten Ministerii und der K. Regierung des Ober-Main-Kreises / dann Zuziehung verschiedener anderer Hülfsmittel und selbstiger Bereisung der Landgerichte in beigefügten Inhalte mit allergnädigster Erlaubniss gefertigt von C. A. Hannbaumb - Gezeichnet von Augustin Christoph Hannbaumb, Königl. Hauptmann u. Ingeneur zu Bamberg)

      1820. grenzkolorierter Kupferstich, Blatt: ca 56 x 78,5 cm. Blatt 7 der 8 blättrigen seltenen Karte des Obermainkreises, zeigt das Gebiet um Eschenbach und Kemnath. " Der Verfasser dieser Charte hat mehrere Jahre der sorgfältigen Sammlung von Hülfsmitteln, partiellen aufnahmen und Local- Untersuchungen der auf die Slightly dusty, small tears in margins.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        Notizen über die berüchtigsten jüdischen Gauner und Spitzbuben, welche sich gegenwärtig in Deutschland und an dessen Gränzen herumtreiben, nebst genauer Beschreibung ihrer Person

      Marburg und Kassel, Krieger 1820.. XVI, 416 S., 2 Bll. Pappband d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. Huelke-Etzler 2039; Wagner, Die Litteratur der Gauner- und Geheim-Sprachen 47; Leo Baeck Institute I/768. - Erste Ausgabe. Schwencken (auch Schwenken; 1785-1847), war im kurhessischen Justizdienst beschäftigt und gibt die Personenbeschreibung von 650 jüdischen Verbrechern mit Angabe ihrer Verbrechen. Die 2. Ausgabe erschien 1825 unter dem Titel "Neues Conversations-Lexicon zur Kenntniß der berüchtigsten (etc.)". - Berieben und bestoßen. Titel mit einem, Vorsätze mit mehreren alten Stempeln des Polizeipräsidiums Kassel.

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        Principles of Political Economy Considered with a View to Their Practical Application.

      London John Murray 1820 - "If Only Malthus, Instead of Ricardo, Had Been the Parent Stem From Which Nineteenth-Century Economics Proceeded, What a Much Wiser and Richer Place the World Would be Today" MALTHUS, T[homas] R[obert]. Principles of Political Economy. Considered with a View to Their Practical Application. London: John Murray, 1820. First edition. Octavo. vi, [1]2-601[602]. Original boards, uncut. With original paper label on spine. Hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Old bookplate from "The Library of Victoria" with no other library markings. A very clean copy, internally fine. Very scarce in original boards. Housed in a custom quarter black morocco clamshell, gilt-stamped. First edition of Malthus' principal contribution to economic theory. Schumpeter describes Malthus' work in relation to that of his predecessors, Adam Smith and Ricardo, as follows: "Ricardo's work.started with the Wealth of Nations and recoined the latter's theoretical contents by a method that centered in the concept of value. Exactly the same thing is evidently true of the work of Malthus.except for his theory of saving and investment, which on the face of it seems to be Malthus's own, all the elements that enter into the analytic apparatus of that work, and even its terminological arrangements, point to the First book of the Wealth of Nations. Only, whereas Ricardo recoined the doctrine of Wealth by means of the labor-quantity theory of value, Malthus recoined it by the means of the theory of value that A. Smith actually used, namely, the theory of supply and demand.[whereas] Ricardo's analytic apparatus is geared to the problem of distribution.Malthus. geared his apparatus to the analysis of the whole economic process.Therefore, Malthus should.stand in the history of analysis not only as the author of a valid alternative to Ricardo's theory but as the sponsor (or rather as one of the sponsors) of the victorious one." "Although Malthus is best known for the views on population contained in his Essay on Population.there can be no doubt that his importance for economists today rests mainly on his Principles of Political Economy (1820). It was because of the latter work that J. M. Keynes reinstated Malthus as a major figure in modern economic thought". (New Palgrave). Cress C577. HBS 66825. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Naval Chronology of Great Britain - in Three Volumes with Contemporarily Coloured Plates

      London: Whitmore and Fenn, 1820. The Naval Chronology of Great Britain or an historical account of the Naval and Maritime events from the commencement of the War in 1803, to the end of the year 1816. Also particulars of the most inportant Courts-Martial, votes of Parliament, Lists of Flag Officers in Commission and of promotions for each year. A work of invaluable reference on the British Navy during the period of the Napoleonic Wars, and remarkably detailed, using, amongst others, the first hand accounts of officers and sailors involved in the engagements. Many of the plates record events based on the drawings of officers participating in the battles depicted. "The object of this work is, more particularly, to perpetuate the names of those individuals who have, by their talents, courage, and professional abilities, increased the honour and reputation of the British Navy, and secured the peace and independence of the country." 60 coloured plates with plate list at the end of volume three, collated and complete. The plate page headers are printed in blue, confirming that they were contemporarily coloured at issue, and distinguishing them from later coloured copies (Tooley). Contemporary full calf with gilt and blind, recently rebacked to a high standard. Slight worm ingress to page peripherals in volume two but not affecting print areas, otherwise very good throughout. A superb set and very scarce in this form.. Full Calf. Very Good. 250x165mm.

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        The Family Shakspeare, In Ten Volumes; In Which Nothing is Added to the Original Text; But those Words and Expressions are Omitted which Cannot with Propriety be Read Aloud in A Family

      London: Longman, Hurst, Reese, Orme & Brown, 1820. 12mo. 15.5 x 9cm. 10 volumes. Volume 1 with portrait engraving of William Shakespeare. Full leather with gilt border to front and rear. Edges worn, leather scratched and scuffed. Joints worn, boards remain firmly attached. 1 volume label is missing, light wear and chipping to other labels, spines generally a little scuffed and scratched. Bindings are overall tight and square. Volume 7 shows evidence of repair to front joint, tight, but opens fine. Text very clean throughout, some folded down corners. A rather good clean set. Uncommon early edition. Second edition. . Second Edition. Full Leather. Good++.

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        Van Diemen's Land. Geographical and descriptive delineations of the Island of Van Diemen's Land

      London: J.M. Richardson, 1820. Octavo, fine in Aquarius binding of full calf, gilt spine. Captain of HMS Kangaroo jumps Surveyor Evans. The first separately published description of Van Diemen's Land and an important early colonial work. This rare account by Lieutenant Jeffreys is also one of the first of many Australian books addressed to an emigrant audience written with a view to enticing settlers away from North America to the Australian colonies. Charles Jeffreys (1782-1826) arrived in Port Jackson as master of HMS Kangaroo with his wife in January 1814. Macquarie gave him the task of transporting convicts to Tasmania, but Jeffreys was always something of a chancer, and it was soon apparent that he was more interesting in liquor smuggling, assisting the escape of convicts, and kidnapping than following official instructions. Macquarie virtually expelled him from the colony in April 1817, ordering Jeffreys to sail for England with no Australian landfalls whatsoever. Yet later that month Jeffreys landed sly grog in Hobart, again assisted escaped convicts and assaulted a fellow officer. He sailed for England and escaped prosecution on a legal technicality (as was often the case with disreputable colonials officers of his type). One of the passengers on board the Kangaroo was Surveyor General George William Evans, from whom the bulk of the text was quite literally stolen by Jeffreys to produce this book. Evans eventually retrieved his manuscript from Jeffreys and published his legitimate account in 1822. Despite this, Jeffrey's account remains the first separately published work concerning Van Diemen's Land, being 'a notable book and quite attractive despite its sordid history. It is essential to any collection of Tasmaniana and would make a valuable acquisition for any collection' (Australian Rare Books).

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        "Der lange See mit dem feststehenden Schiff". Ansicht aus dem Schlossgarten mit einem lang gezogenen Bassin, links ein Schiff mit Pavillon, im Vordergrund Angler und ein Jäger.

      . Altkol. Aquatinta von F. Hegi nach Heideloff, um 1820, 24,5 x 32 cm.. Nicht bei Schefold. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Einfassungslinie, minimal wellig. Schönes Altkolorit.

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        [Synallaxe damier & Synallaxe à filets (= plate 311 from Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux ... )]. [France], 1824. Watercolour of 2 birds on unwatermarked wove paper (ca. 48 x 35 cm), both standing on a branch, the lowest branch signed: "JG Prêtre/ 1824". With the birds numbered in pencil and the plate number and bird names in pencil in the lower left corner.

      For the published work see: Anker 502; Balis, Van diverse pluimage 75; Nissen, IVB 932; Zimmer, pp. 626-628. Original watercolour of a Chotoy Spinetail (Schoeniophylax phryganophilus) and an Araucaria Tit-Spinetail (Leptasthenura setaria) by the prolific zoological artist Jean Gabriel Prêtre, produced for Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux... (Paris, 1820-1839). Both species belong to the Ovenbirds family, a large family of small suboscine passerine birds, and are found throughout South America.Temminck's lavishly illustrated Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux... issued in 102 parts between 1820-1839, was published as a kind of continuation to Buffon's Histoire naturelle des oiseaux (1770-1786). In total it contains ca. 600 engraved plates with about 800 figures of birds by Nicolas Huet and Prêtre, and it's considered "the most monumental work of the post-Napoleonic period" (Balis).Paper slightly browned. A beautiful watercolour of two Spinetails.

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        Alphabet de L'Histoire des Animaux, orné de 27 gravures

      Paris: Brianchon Libraire, c., 1820. Octavo, 6 pp., handcoloured engravings throughout; dampstained along outer margin, outer edge slightly chipped, otherwise a good copy in original pictorial wrappers. French menagerie, with a Stubbsian kangaroo. Very early fully engraved Abecedaire for children. With an illustration of the kangaroo after Stubbs. The back cover has a particularly good depiction of the Creation (Adam is sporting particularly handsome side-burns), but the front is the more interesting image, with a view of the Ménagerie du Jardin du Roi in Paris. The Jardin du Roi was built in the seventeenth century, and was opened to a wide range of visitors by Louis XIV and the great natural historian Buffon was appointed director in 1739. In the 1790s, the garden became the Jardin des Plantes under the direction of Cuvier.

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        Relacion histórica de los acontecimientos mas principales ocurridos e La Coruña, y en otros puntos de Galicia en Febrero y Marzo de este año, con el objecto de restablecer la Constitucion Política de la Monarquía Española, que felizmente rige. Va seguida de un Diario de las operaciones militares de las Columnas volantes que salieron de la Coruña; y de una noticia circunstanciada de las solemnes exequias que se celebraron en la misma Ciudad el dia 29 de Abril al benemérito Coronel D. Felix Alvarez Acebedo, Comandante General de las tropas nacionales de Galicia.

      La Coruña, Imprenta de Iguereta, 1820. - 193 pp., (1 l. errata). 4°, contemporary half sheep over marbled boards (rubbing to head and foot of spine, corners), flat spine divided into six compartments by triple gilt fillets, crimson morocco lettering and numbering pieces in second and fourth compartments, gilt "Miscellanea" in second and gilt "1820" in fourth. In fine condition. Old (contemporary?) manuscript index of contents on front free endleaf recto and verso. Old (mid-nineteenth century?) oblong black stamp (0.5 x 3 cm.) of J.O. Monteiro in upper outer corner of first front free endleaf recto. Presentation inscription on second front free endleaf verso: "Ao Exm.º Snr. Francisco Augusto // Martins de Carvalho, D.mo Coronel de Infant.ar [illeg.] do [illeg.] . // Off. // Pedro A. Ferreira // Porto, 15/5/900." Ink inscription on title page of first item: "P. Ferr.ª". Bookplate of J.[osé] Pinto Ferreira. Eleven-line pencilled note (by Pinto Ferreira?) about Martins de Carvalho on second front free endleaf recto. ---- FIRST EDITION. There is a reprint, A Coruña : Editorial Orbigo, 2009.José de Urcullu (died Lisbon, 1852), was a Spanish infantry captain, member of the Sociedad Patriótica de La Coruña, author, during the "Trienio Liberal" of several theatrical pieces supporting the liberal ideology. He was married to Margarida Allen, of Portuguese-British heritage. After the fall of the Cadiz constitution in 1823, he went into exile in London, working for the German publisher Ackermann, translating and writing didactic works for the newly opened Spanish-American market. @Provenance: Pedro A. Ferreira is probably Padre Pedro Augusto Ferreira, Abbot of Miragaia, in Porto (1833-1913). He wrote a number of books, and possessed a library of 3,653 volumes, of which a printed catalogue is said to have appeared, Porto 1902 (not mentioned by Martinho da Fonseca). See @Grande enciclopédia, XI, 178.Martins de Carvalho (1844-1921) eventually rose to the rank of an Infantry Brigadier General in the Portuguese army, having served in Moçambique (1894-1895), and India (1895-1897). He was editor and owner of the periodical @Conimbricense from 1898 to 1907, and wrote the important @Dicionário bibliographico militar portuguez (1891; second edition in 2 volumes only up to the letter "M", 1976-1979), along with some 20 or so other books and articles on military subjects as well as the history of Coimbra.J.[osé] Pinto Ferreira, Portuguese army officer, was a distinguished book collector who had significant Camoneana and much on the Restauração, as well as a trove of other books on Portuguese military history and literature. ---- Palau 345248. OCLC: 80598092 (Harvard College Library [holds the book and two microforms]); 491988561 (Madrid-Casa de Velázquez); 433877436 )Biblioteca Nacional de España); 257526278 (no location given); 10049735 (microfilm made in 1966 from the Biblioteca Nacional de España copy, at Harvard College Library). CCPBE locates thirteen copies in Spanish Libraries. Rebiun locates four copies. Not located in Copac.---- BOUND WITH: @FRANCO, Francisco Soares. @Ensaio sobre os melhoramentos de Portugal, e do Brazil. Parts 1 and 2 only (of 4). Lisbon: Impressão Regia, 1820. 4°. Small wood-engraved royal arms of Portugal and typographical lines on title pages. Overall in fine condition. 38 pp., (1 blank l.); 33 pp., (1 blank l.). FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The third and fourth parts, not present here, are dated 1821. "Complete copies of these highly esteemed essays are very difficult to find" (Borba de Moraes). The author begins with a resumé of the history of Portugal, concentrating on economic aspects. In the second part he discusses the means of increasing the population, and in the third part studies and criticizes agriculture. The fourth part deals with the agriculture and commerce of Brazil. Among his suggestions for improving the latter are the abolition of slavery, emigration, exploitation of iron mines and use of rivers as means of communication.Soares Franco (1772-1844) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alphabet de L'Histoire des Animaux, orné de 27 gravures

      Brianchon Libraire, c., Paris 1820 - Octavo, 6 pp., handcoloured engravings throughout; dampstained along outer margin, outer edge slightly chipped, otherwise a good copy in original pictorial wrappers. French menagerie, with a Stubbsian kangaroo. Very early fully engraved Abecedaire for children. With an illustration of the kangaroo after Stubbs. The back cover has a particularly good depiction of the Creation (Adam is sporting particularly handsome side-burns), but the front is the more interesting image, with a view of the Ménagerie du Jardin du Roi in Paris. The Jardin du Roi was built in the seventeenth century, and was opened to a wide range of visitors by Louis XIV and the great natural historian Buffon was appointed director in 1739. In the 1790s, the garden became the Jardin des Plantes under the direction of Cuvier. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TA., Hofburg, "VIenne.) Innere Ansicht der k.k. Hofburg - Place de la Cour Imp. et Roy a Vienne ( Vienne )".

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich ( anonym ) b. Artaria et Comp. in Wien, um 1820, 27 x 40.5. Nebehay/Wagner (-). Schöne Darstellung des Reichskanzleitraktes der Hofburg.

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        TA., Schloßplatz, "Der Schloss Platz zu Potsdam - La Place du Chateau a Potsdam".

      . Kupferstich v. Ringck n. Catel b. Gaspare Weiss u. Co., um 1820, 17 x 26,5. Seltene Ansicht! Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll, Postdam. Ansichten aus drei Jahrh. und auch nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel, Postdamer Veduten. - Blick auf den Schloßplatz ( Zustand um 1760 ), rechts das Stadtschloß, links im Hintergrund die Garnisonkirche. Im Vordergrund Darstellung der Wachtparade vor Friedrich dem Großen ( nach Chodowiecki ).

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        Barnabae Itenerarium, or Barnabee's Journal

      London: NP, 1820. LOVELY SIGNED BINDING. 2 volumes (125 copies printed.). With five illustrations. In a signed outstanding, beautiful, and fine bindings by De Coverly & Sons. From W. A. Foyle's Library, Beeleigh Abbey, with beautiful gilt leather bookplates. An ouitstanding example of binding by De Coverly & Sons, in three color floral design, gilt ruling to borders and spine, and two gilt lettered labels to each volume. Both volumes in excellent condition. Internally, light occasional foxing, former owner's names to front blank endpapers, otherwise excellent. Can only be described as a WORK OF ART. EACH 5 X 4 INCHES. Title continues: "...With a life of the author, a biographical introduction to the itenerary, and a catalogue of his Works." . Signed by Binder. Full Calf Leather. Fine. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Manuscript Atlas

      England. Paper Wraps. Very Good. Beautiful manuscript maps circa 1820. Oblong, 18 by 27 cm. Original watercolor of a variant on English monarchical armorial iconology of "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" on shield flanked by lion and unicorn, followed by seven leaves, plus wraps, containing two hemisphere maps each on the first two interior leaves, followed by a single map per leaf. The hemisphere maps (first leaf is Eastern and Western, the second, Northern and Southern) each have decorative figure -- a goddess and a seraph, respectively -- revealing the title caption. This is, above all else, a very beautiful object, but it also has interest for what it says about the prevailing conceptions at the time of various geographic areas. The United States is depicted as east of the Mississippi, Australia is called New Holland, which persisted as a designation into the 1830s, and most curious of all, Europe is separated into sixteen units that had no actual governmental reality at the time and in some respects, are more prospectively accurate than contemporaneously so. Thus Germany and Italy are shown as single units, respectively, although it would be decades before either was an unified entity. This clearly reflects that there was a concept of nationhood, based largely on language, that informed people's perceptions even then, although this was far from a clear-cut or indisputable criteria in a more cosmopolitan world in which several language groups might co-exist side by side in a particular community. So Germany, by including Habsburg or Austrian possessions, also included what are now parts of Italy (Venice and surrounding areas) then under Austrian control. However, curiously, Hungary is shown as a separate entity from Germany (and Austria). Poland, then chopped up among Prussia, Russia and Austria, is shown as a single nation, yet it surrounds East Prussia, shown as an entity unto itself. The Ukraine around Crimea is given as Little Tartary. The Africa map is interesting for its broad generalizations about some territories, its designation of today's South Africa as "Hottentots", etc. Much of Asia is divided into various Tartarys, which dwarf China and Hindoostan. While the maps were clearly done with care, part of their fun comes from the distortions, even relative to the understanding of the various regions at the time. A calligraphic hand was used in some of the lettering, and the covers are bordered with gilt. Small closed tear by lower binding fold. Light soiling of cover.

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        Traite Elementaire, Theorique et Pratique de l'Art de la Danse [Subtitle]: contenant les developpemens, et les demonstrations des principes generaux et particuliers, qui doivent guider le danseur. Par Ch. Blasis premier danseur

      Milan: Joseph Beati et Antoine Tenenti. 1820. Octavo. Modern quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards, old black leather title label gilt to spine. 2ff., 124, + 14 plates (including one double- page) of male dancers in various attitudes. With the autograph signature of the author ("C. Blasis") to verso of title-page.Leather title label worn and slightly chipped. Slightly dampstained; occasional foxing; lacking frontispiece portrait of Blasis (as in most other known copies); minor show-through of autograph signature. . First Edition. Rare. Derra de Moroda 390. Beaumont pp. 17-18. Niles & Leslie I p. 53. Ward: Italian 316. Ximenes catalogue 90, no. 34. Sowell 73. Very few copies contain the portrait. "The first major technical dance treatise of the nineteenth century." Sowell"One of the classic and most celebrated manuals of theatrical dance technique, in which the author impresses on the student the importance of a knowledge of all the fine arts, that he or she may strive to become not merely a beautiful machine but an artist... The plates are excellent and illustrate the movements, positions and poses described. Plate XIV is particularly interesting for its spirited representations of the different types of dancers, such as Danseur serieux, Danseur demi-caractere and Danseur comique, i.e., character." Beaumont p. 18. Quite a good copy of this rare book by the most important ballet teacher of the 19th century.

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        Carte de L'Amérique Septentrionale et Méridonale divisée en ses Principeaux Etats; pour servir a l'instruction de la Jeunesse.

      1820 - Paris, Jean, 1820. Original colour. 525 x 745mm. A large and detailed map of the Americas, with an inset of Arctic America with Alaska still marked 'Russian America'. On the map the areas are coloured to mark who controls them. 'New Albion' is marked, an area of Oregon under joint British/US control, created in the Treaty of 1818, although the name was given to the area by Sir Francis Drake in 1579. The map highlights the mountain ranges, not only in the Americas but also in western Africa and Europe. Particularly prominent is the infamous 'Mountains of Kong' across Guinea, the range invented by the famous cartographer James Rennell to account for the eastward flow of the River Niger, as described in a commentary on Mungo Park's travels.

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        Rheingegenden von Mainz bis Cologn. In vierundzwanzig illuminirten Ansichten.

      London, Ackermann, 1820 und 1823.. 5 Bll. ( 3 Bll. deutsche Beschreibung ) und 24 altkol. Aquatintatafeln m. Ansichten, sowie 1 gefalt. Karte, fol., farb. ill. Or.- Pp.- Broschur.. Tooley 234; Schmitt, die ill. Rheinbeschreibungen, Nr. 85. - Hier vorliegend in der seltenen 2. deutsche Ausgabe, mit den schönen Ansichten des Rheintales, gestochen von T. Sutherland. - "Die schönste Folge engl. Rheinstiche.... . Sie zeichnen sich durch eine köstliche Weichheit ... aus, mit zart behandelten Ãœbergängen der Tonwerte, .... Die Vorlagen ..... stammen von dem Frankfurter Christian Georg Schütz." ( P. O. Rave, Rheinbilder der Romantik, in: Wallraff Richartz Jahrbuch, 1924 ). Die eindrucksvollen Blätter zeigen: Mainz, Wiesbaden - Biberich, Oestrich-Winkel u. Schloß Johannesberg, Bingen (2), Rheindiebach, Bacharach, Kaub, Oberwesel, Ruine Turmberg, Ruine Liebenstein, Braubach, Niederlahnstein, St. Goarshausen, Loreley, Kamp-Bornhofen, Boppard, Koblenz, Andernach u. Neuwied, Engers u. Sayn, Hammerstein, Drachenfels u. Rolandseck, Godesberg u. Siebengeb., Köln. - Die Ansichten sind identisch mit der bereits 1820 erschienenen Ausgabe. - Nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in guter Erhaltung.

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        A New and Complete Set of Astrological Tables , for finding the Declination, Right Ascension, Ascensional Difference, & Crepuscu-Line Arcs

      London: William Hughes, 1820. Octavo, xii, 76 pp. of tables, a few spots, ink to the last 3 leaves of the tables; a very good copy in the original publisher's boards, rebacked, some wear on the edges. First edition, rare. A remarkable collection of astrological tables preceded by a colourful preface, designed as a contribution to contemporary debates about astronomy and navigation. Wilson, an influential astrologer, is best known as the author of the controversial A Complete Dictionary of Astrology, which has remained in print into this century and was long considered the definitive work. He remains an anonymous figure: 'Nothing is known of his life and personal circumstances' (ODNB). Wilson published several other works, including a translation of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos. The extensive tables are perhaps eclipsed by the preface, where Wilson seeks to meet the claims of his detractors regarding his earlier published dictionary. A review is included, 'Mr Wilson, who, believing in the possibility of predicting the events of men's lives, seeks to raise this exploded art once more among the liberal sciences.' The fastidious rebuttal which follows runs to several pages and includes a letter of reply from Wilson, which was refused publication. This rare and curious work is not widely held and is an indispensable compliment to the dictionary.

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        A New and Complete Set of Astrological Tables , for finding the Declination, Right Ascension, Ascensional Difference, & Crepuscu-Line Arcs?

      William Hughes, London 1820 - Octavo, xii, 76 pp. of tables, a few spots, ink to the last 3 leaves of the tables; a very good copy in the original publisher's boards, rebacked, some wear on the edges. First edition, rare. A remarkable collection of astrological tables preceded by a colourful preface, designed as a contribution to contemporary debates about astronomy and navigation. Wilson, an influential astrologer, is best known as the author of the controversial A Complete Dictionary of Astrology, which has remained in print into this century and was long considered the definitive work. He remains an anonymous figure: 'Nothing is known of his life and personal circumstances' (ODNB). Wilson published several other works, including a translation of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos. The extensive tables are perhaps eclipsed by the preface, where Wilson seeks to meet the claims of his detractors regarding his earlier published dictionary. A review is included, 'Mr Wilson, who, believing in the possibility of predicting the events of men's lives, seeks to raise this exploded art once more among the liberal sciences.' The fastidious rebuttal which follows runs to several pages and includes a letter of reply from Wilson, which was refused publication. This rare and curious work is not widely held and is an indispensable compliment to the dictionary. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philosophische Rechtslehre der Natur und des Geistes mit Rücksicht auf die Irrlehren der Liberalität und Legitimität.

      Zürich, Geßner, 1820.. (20 x 11,5 cm). 272 S. Halblederband der Zeit.. Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Troxler (1780-1866), Professor für Philosophie in Basel und Bern, studierte in Jena Philosophie und Medizin. Hier hörte er Vorlesungen bei Schelling, dessen naturphilosophische Ideen er mit Enthusiasmus aufnahm. - Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig. Linke obere Ecke mit schwachem Wasserrand. Einband leicht berieben und etwas bestoßen. Insgesamt wohlerhalten

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        Théâtre complet des latins, par J.-B. Levée et par feu l'Abbé Le Monnier; augmenté de Dissertations, etc. par MM. Amaury Duval ( ) et Alexandre Duval. 15 tomes, complet

      Chez A. Chasseriau, Paris 1820 - 15 volumes en in-8 reliés, de 438 à 667 pages par volume. Très jolies demies basanes glacées à coins en violet sur les bandes et les coins, plats marbrés, dos à 4 nerfs richement ornés de dorures; titre, tomaison et auteur dorés sur fond noir, deux motifs à froid sur fond kaki; papier non rogné, 1 ex-libris en vignette sur chaque premier contre-platde Jules Baroux, texte français en regard. Légère fragilité des coiffes de têtes ( t.1 et 4), un petit accroc sur le haut du dos des t.2 et 4, frottement sur le second coin en cuir du haut du t.1, les deux coins du haut du t.3 sont émoussées, de petit(e)s manques/déchirures sur les plats des t.1 (un sur le haut du premier plat), t.2 (un sur le haut du second plat), t.3 (un sur le bas du premier plat), et t.15 (deux sur le second plat), de très rares petites rousseurs disséminées sur les toutes premières pages (t.1), les six dernières (t.5) et dans le t.14. Comprend: Plaute, 8 tomes, Térence, 3 tomes, Sénèque, 3 tomes et les Fragments (1 tome). Il s'agit d'un bon ensemble, solide, l'intérieur demeurant majoritairement très frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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