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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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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        The Works of That Learned and Judicious Divine Mr Richard Hooker Containing Eight Books of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1820 - 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in straight grain morocco with wide elaborately gilt raised bands, titles, simple framed panels, dentelles and all edges. Portrait. A superb set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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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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        "The Village of Strass & Castle of Kroppsberg" originale Tuschfederzeichnung ca. 29x44cm; handschriftlich betitelt, signiert und datiert "Aug. 14. 1820"

      . Das qualitätvolle Blatt etwas stockfleckig..

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        The Angler's Companion (to Fishing)

      [London 1820 - A beautiful, ephemeral and very rare angling print on linen. At the centre of the print is a Hogarthian scene of an angler in his winter (closed-season) sitting-room. He is laid-up in his arm-chair with gout, his foot rests on a gout stool, a toddy warms on the grate above a blazing fire whilst he tries to re-live the long-gone halcyon days of summer by fishing for apples in a large coopered barrel full of water. Scattered around him are the accoutrements of his art: creels, nets, rods, an open fly-case. This image is surrounded by a decorative border of scrolling stylised foliage. Beyond this is a surround of 13 ovals, each with a picture of a different British freshwater fish giving the fish's name and the season when it can be fished, joined to these ovals are shaped 'labels' that give brief details of where and when each fish is to be found, what time of day it should be fished for and which hooks and flies/bait should be used. The outermost rectangular border includes the title, an oval portrait of Sir Izaak Walton at each corner and a series of shaped boxes containing details of flies and baits, under the headings 'Flies', 'Pastes', 'Worms' and 'Fishes and Insects'. Sir Izaak Walton (1595-1683) was the author of the most famous book on fishing and a classic of English literature: The Compleat Angler ; or , the Contemplative Man's Recreation. It was written during the horrific English Civil War, and was Walton's attempt to draw attention to the benevolence of a simple, virtuous life. Engraving, printed in bistre, on linen with contemporary cloth edging tape. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and other Poems

      LONDON : Taylor And Hessey, 1820. Libro. in ottime condizioni. Rilegato. prima edizione. 12° - da 20 a 24 cm. London: Taylor And Hessey, 1820. 17,7 X 10,4 cm ( 7 x 4 1/8 in ), scarce in original boards with spine label . Complete with half-title and publisher's advertisement. Small chip at top of spine. Text very clean . An exceptional copy .

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        Raccolta delle migliori fabbriche, monumenti, ville, antichità di Milano e suoi dintorni.

      presso Paolo Cavalletti e Comp.,, Milano, 1820 - In-4° gr. (cm. 31,5), legatura coeva in m. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, tagli spruzzati; pp. [2] 112 con graziosa vignetta calcografica al frontespizio e LXXIX tavole illustrative in rame numerate f.t. (29 ripiegate, 4 bis, 5 apparentemente mancanti); lievissime fioriture e una leggera gora a un paio di carte soltanto. Edizione originale molto rara di un'opera di gusto classico che uscì in fascicoli, difficile a trovarsi in questo grado di completezza.«Importante» [Biblioteca Italiana XX, 254]. Esemplare molto buono.

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        "Le Demande de Noce". "Celebration de Mariage". "Le Retour d l'Eglise". "Le Repas de Noce". Darstellung einer ländlichen Hochzeit in vier Blättern.

      . 4 Aquatinten, von mehreren Platten in Farben gedruckt, von J.P.M. Jazet nach Comte, um 1820, je ca. 30 x 42 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 450. - Jazet war Schüler seines Onkels L.Ph. Debucourt. Er war berühmt für seine lebendigen Darstellungen aus dem Volksleben, vorzüglich ausgeführt in Aquatintablättern. Die vier Szenen durchwegs mit vielen Personen und lebhafter Staffage. - Zwei Blätter im Rand wenig fleckig, ein Blatt gering im Himmel berieben. Aufwendig in Goldleiste gerahmt. Prachtvolle Folge!

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        Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, By Way of the Simplon: Illustrated with Thirty Six Coloured Views of the Most Striking Scenes and of the Principal Works Belonging to the New Road Constructed Over that Mountain, Engraved from Designs by J. and J. Lory, of Neufchatel; And Accompanied with Particulars Historical and Descriptive by Federic Schoberl.

      R. Ackermann, London 1820 - Imperial 8vo. 11 by 8 inches, 29 by 20 cm. [8], 136, [2], 8 pp. Plus 36 hand-colored aquatint plates, and tinted frontis map. Includes useful publisher's eight page catalog. One of the most beautiful of plate books, capturing some dramatic and treacherous scenery. Views include Sion, Lake Geneva, Brieg, Bridge at Ganther, Algaby, Ponte Alto, waterfall at Pissevache, bridge at St. Maurice, Lake Maggiore, Arona, Sesto, Milan, Lake Como, etc. Tooley 446, which notes that the work was issued later with title still dated 1820, but that is manifestly not the case here since plates are dated 1819 and 1820 and the publisher's quarter leather binding is consistent with the first issue as thus. (Some plates were issued earlier in Ackermann's Repository.) The publication itself should be seen as a product of the building appreciation of Alpine and Swiss scenery, once scorned, that began in the 1700s, and in particular British fascination with it. Custom clamshell case. Some offsetting from plates, including from frontis to title. Soiling of frontis in margins especially. Clamshell box has a few loose seams along joints and other minor wear. Plates have watermarks from 1819 and 1820. Quarter Morocco over Cloth Boards, with Custom Cloth Clamshell Case [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Report to the Secretary of War of the United States, on Indian Affairs, Comprising a Narrative of a Tour Performed in the Summer of 1820

      Small 4to. Full pebble-grained leather with gilt lettering and decorations. 400pp. Frontispiece, foldout color map. Errata slip. Very good. Moderate age toning to first few leaves; foldout map shows a few old archival reinforcements on verso, but is complete and attractive. A tight, handsome first edition of this important study of the state of the Indian nation in 1820 and 1821. Morse (1761-1826), the "Father of American Geography," was also the father of telegraphy pioneer Samuel F.B. Morse. His advanced views on the Native Americans prompted Secretary of War John C. Calhoun to appoint him observer of the border Indian tribes in order to report their numbers, status, living conditions and future prospects, which he did for two years to compile this report. This sharp copy bears a scarce presentation inscription from Morse: Near the top of the front flyleaf, he boldly pens in brown ink [sic]: "To Charles Denison Esq / from the / The Author." There's also an interesting 20th century presentation inscription at the center of this leaf: "John Hauberg / Compliments / Wm. A. Meese / 9/28/14." Meese (1856-1920) was a noted attorney and civic leader who served on the board of the Illinois State Historical Society -- as did the man to whom he presented this book, John H. Hauberg (1869-1955). Hauberg wrote Meese's obituary for the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society," and a copy of his obit accompanies this book. The rear pastedown bears about a dozen pencilled lines referring to specific events on specific pages -- likely in the hand of Hauberg and quite likely research for a planned article in the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society." A lovely copy of this very scarce work, seldom seen in signed form. FIELD 1098. GRAFF 2908. NEW HOWES M851. SABIN 50945.

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        MANUSCRITO REMETIDO DE LA ISLA DE SANTA ELENA POR CONDUCTO RESERVADO

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1820. 17x11,5. VIII+152 pag+2h. Obra publicada en Londres por Juan Murray en 1817. Nueva traduccion al castellano por D. M. C. Retrato de Napoleon grabado en cobre(foto).Rarissima Obra de del verdadero retrato de Napoleon. Dificil en comercio. 8.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Mutter der Künstlerin. Anna Maria Ellenrieder (1747-1820).

      1820. Radierung, 1820, auf festem Velin. 11,4:9,9 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Pachen, nicht bei Lugt. Literatur: Andresen/Heller 10; Fischer/v. Blankenhagen WV 118; Fecker 22. Die Vorzeichnung zu der Radierung bewahrt das Kunsthaus Zürich.. Marie Ellenrieder wurde von dem Konstanzer Miniaturmaler J. Einsle (1794 - nach 1850) unterrichtet. Danach erhielt sie als erste Frau die Zulassung zum Kunststudium an der Akademie in München. Anschließend wurde sie Porträtmalerin an südwestdeutschen Fürstenhöfen (Hohenzollerischer Hof in Sigmaringen, Fürstenbergischer Hof in Donaueschingen), ebenso malte sie religiöse Themen. 1822-1824 hielt sie sich in Rom auf, dort machte sie die Bekanntschaft von Louise Seidler (1786-1866) sowie von F. Overbeck (1789-1869) und weiteren Nazarenern; häufig ausbleibende Anerkennung durch ihre männlichen deutsch-römischen Kollegen führte jedoch zur Ausbildung einzelgängerischen Verhaltens. Ein einjähriger Aufenthalt in Florenz folgte. Nach ihrer Rückkehr nach Baden ist die nahezu ausschließliche Fokussierung auf religiöse Kunst zu beobachten. Seit 1829 lebte sie in Karlsruhe und wurde zur großherzoglich-badischen Hofmalerin ernannt. Reisen nach Zürich, Dresden und München folgten. Ab den 1830er Jahren folgte durch eine schon seit dem ersten Italienaufenthalt in selbstzerstörerische Selbstanklagen und Depressionen fallende Gemütslage sowie durch Ablehnung und Verleugnung der eigenen Sinnlichkeit und Körperlichkeit und Zweifel an den eigenen künstlerischen Leistungen die zunehmende Abkehr vom gesellschaftlich-öffentlichen Leben. 1834/35 kehrte sie nach Konstanz zurück. 1838-1840 unternahm sie die zweite Italienreise. In den 40er und 50er Jahren gelingt es ihr, nach Jahren mit Krankheit und Depressionen, erneut zu ihrer schöpferischen Kraft zurückzufinden.

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        Das neue Schauspielhaus in Berlin.

      . teilweise altkoloriert ( die Personen, Pferde und Kutschen), Aquatinta ( in Sepia ) v. Prof. Jügel n. Schinkel b. Wittich in Berlin, dat. 1820, 48,5 x 74,5. Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Schinkel. Nr. 4; Kiewitz 1121. - Blick zum Schauspielhaus von der Markgrafenstraße aus, rechts Blick in die Jägerstraße. Dargestellt ist das 1818 bis 1821 nach Plänen von Karl Friedrich von Schinkel erbaute Schauspielhaus. Mit zahlreichen Kutschen, die zum Schauspielhaus vorfahren. - Bei vorliegender Ansicht handelt es sich um eine der frühesten gedruckten Ansichten des Schauspielhauses. - Mit restaurierten Einrissen.

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        Technical drawing of Whaling equipment

      France: circa, 1820. Original drawing in ink on paper, 220 x 290 mm., ms. notations in ink and pencil; in fine condition, mounted. Whaling and its gruesome accoutrements. A finely-executed nineteenth-century technical drawing showing the tryworks and various implements involved in on-board whale processing. This drawing, with its various manuscript corrections, may have been a preliminary work for a French publication on whaling. It is drawn with the usual competence and finesse associated with French maritime art of this period. The upper section of the drawing shows different types of harpoon, lance, forks, ladles and strainers, and a sail-buoy used to mark whale carcasses. The lower section of the drawing shows the "tryworks" - the on-board furnace used for rendering whale blubber into oil. The tryworks was the most distinguishing feature of a whaleship, and consisted of two cast-iron trypots set into a brick furnace. At the time when this drawing was made, French whaling activity was mainly concentrated in the Pacific, where a formidable fleet operated even before any French colonies were established in the area.

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        Essai Géologique sur l'Écosse

      Seven folding lithographed plates & two folding maps (one hand-colored). x, [2], 519, [4] pp. 8vo, orig. pink wrappers (quite restored & rebacked), uncut. Paris: Courcier, [1820]. First edition of the earliest geological account of Scotland. While a student at the University of Edinburgh, Boué (1794-1881), became interested in geology through the influence of his teacher, the mineralogist Robert Jameson. Boué's rambles throughout Scotland allowed him to form his own conclusions as to the origin and age of the many igneous rocks of that country. This work contains much original information. "Boué "distinguished very exactly between basaltic sheets and dykes, and described the various volcanic rocks petrographically. Although a student of Jameson, he attached himself to Hutton's part in regard to the origin of basalt, phonolite, trachyte, porphyry, and granite."-Zittel, p. 270. A very good copy, entirely uncut, of a scarce book, preserved in a morocco-backed slipcase. ❧ D.S.B., II, pp. 341-42. Geikie, The Founders of Geology, p. 264-"In many respects this remarkable work was far in advance of its time, particularly in regard to the views expressed in it regarding the trappean rocks." .

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        Des Capitains James Cook Beschreibung seiner Reise um die Welt

      Wien & Krems: B. Ph. Bauer, 1820. Three volumes, duodecimo, each with folding frontispiece; almost pristine in the original printed blue wrappers, manuscript shelf-marks to spines, advertisements for Campe's "Merkwürdiger Reisebeschreibungen", in a simple modern slipcase. Very rare, particularly in such remarkable original condition: a children's version of Cook's third voyage. The attractive plates depict respectively canoes off the coast of Tahiti, the interior of a house in Unalaska, and "Summer and Winter" dwellings of Kamchatka. 'Cook's Third Voyage for children. Translated by J.H. Campe and retold in dialogue between a father and children named Ferdinand, Antoinette, Jacobine, and Wilhelm' (Forbes). Joachim Campe (1746-1818) was a prolific writer for children, producing a vast array of works mainly concerned with disseminating information about voyages of discovery. Von Schutz was a Romantic writer and playwright, translator of Casanova into German, and general man of letters. The wrappers are not only charming but also quite interesting for the detailed advertisements for Campe's "collection of remarkable voyages", which at the time of printing included some twelve volumes including, as no. 12, de Lesseps' account of La Pérouse, as well as Byron, Carteret, Wallis, and Cook's first two voyages. The only set recorded by both Beddie and Forbes is in the Mitchell Library.

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        An itinerary of Denmark, Sweden, Norway & Russia, being a complete guide to travellers through those countries ; containing a minute description of the post and cross roads, cities, towns, rivers, canals, inns, coins, modes and price of travelling ; also a concise account of soil, produce, manufactures, population, naval and military forces and curiosities of each country. By (...). Illustrated by an accurate map.

      Ldn., Printed for Samuel Leigh. 1820. Liten 8vo. Moderne helskinnbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og tittelfelt i grønt skinn. lxvii, (1 blank), 220 s. Med et kobberstukket foldekart

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        Wetter- Horn, Vue de Wett-Horn, et du Glacier de Rosenlaui.

      Zürich chez Hy. Fuessli & C. vers 1820,. 14 x 20 cm. (17.7 x 22.5), gravure sur cuivre, coloriee a la main.. Original kolorierter Kupferstich. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        'Eine Glashütte im Schwarzwald'.

      . Aquatinta in Brauntönen v. C. Meichelt gedr. v. H. Schweizer b. Herder in Freiburg, dat. 1820, 26 x 28,5. Dekorative Ansicht einer schwarzwälder Glashütte mit diversen Arbeitsabläufen. - Seltenes Blatt! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        "Das Strohflechten im Schwarzwald". Familie mit mehreren Kindern bei der Arbeit.

      . Aquatinta in Braun nach H. Vollmar, Herder, Freiburg, um 1820, 21 x 28 cm.. Aus der von Aloys Schreiber herausgegebenen Folge "Teutschlands National-Trachten, Volksfeste und Charakteristischen Beschäftigungen. Das Großherzogthum Baden".

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        FOLKESTONE FROM THE LEAS. A fine original watercolour drawing of Folkestone in the early nineteenth century, before the harbour improvements and the arrival of the railway. There are no less than three Customs cutters depicted, emphasising the switch of resources to the Preventive Men as a result of the cessation of hostilities. Folkestone had at this time a major Customs presence due to the port's well-known connection with the 'Free Trade'. *Provenance: We have a record of this work having passed through our hands about 30 years ago. It was purchased in the Acrise Place sale and sold to Dr C.H. Bishop, the late Folkestone historian, whose collection was dispersed after his death some years ago.

      Original watercolour no signature or date but c. 1820 - Watercolour on paper 19 x 14 inches, recently mounted in conservation materials and framed in a classic gilt moulding. A very well-observed watercolour, confidently painted by an unidentified artist. Slightly faded but in fine condition. Looking east from a point just west of the top of the present day Road of Remembrance, with open fields where Albion Villas now stand. In the foreground, sheep are grazing and a couple are walking arm in arm along the cliff path, with the unrestored Parish Church in the middle distance and the Georgian and medieval buildings of Church Street behind. Perched on top of the cliff is a small walled look-out post which was presumably the south-western end of the Battery, with a building not far away which may well be the Battery Blockhouse itself. Behind these in the distance we see the two Martello towers on the East Cliff and beyond these, the cliffs to Shakespeare's Cliff outside Dover. From a broken fence in the foreground we see a rough path leading down the cliff , and we also look down on the Harbour and Lower Road. Two customs cutters are drawn up the beach and a gang of men are in the act of pulling one of the craft over on its side to be worked on. Behind this we see three sides of the early harbour, and Copt Point beyond. Shipping is entering the harbour mouth and several fishing smacks dot the sea. Another fast-looking customs cutter is standing off the beach, on which there are two bathing machines and a lugger being launched. KENT FOLKESTONE EAST KENT COAST TOWNS- WATERCOLOURS 19TH CENTURY KENT

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        EXPERIMENTA CIRCA EFFECTUM, etc. Experiences sur l'effet du conflict electrique sur l'aiguille animantee

      Paris: Crochard, 1820. Flexible paper boards. Fine. 448 pages. Period flexible paper boards, with light blue paper over very thin pasteboard, laid endpapers and stub. Evidence that the textblock was originally stab-stitched and then sewn when the binding was applied. Paper spine label with manuscript titling, and paper label and 2 chalked numbers on the spine. Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Tome XIV complete with half title, entire volume offered. Flexible paper boards. Contains Oersted's "EXPERIMENTA CIRCA EFFECTUM, etc. Experiences sur l'effet du conflict electrique sur l'aiguille animantee" on pages 417-420, a very important work that led to the Discovery of Electromagnetism and informed subsequent work done by Ampere, Arago, Maxwell and Faraday. Initially published in a rare Latin pamphlet (known to Bern Dibner in only a few copies), this important discovery was published "nearly simultaneously" after Oersted sent announcements in July 1820 to French, German and English publications (including the one offered here). The article explains the first law of electromagnetism, which states that an electrical current can generate a magnetic field circular to the flow of the electric current. It is remarkable given all the experimentation with electricity done in the years before it's publication that this discovery wasn't noticed (or if it was, it's significance wasn't understood) by the many scientists working in the area. Oersted actually did a basic demonstration of the effect in a lecture in front of fairly accomplished scientists, who paid it little attention at the time. But after subsequent experimentation, Oersted was able to prove out his theory with simple and stronger apparatus and rushed it to publication. (variations of the Oersted apparatus is still used to demonstrate this effect in schools today). This French translation is one of several published in July 1820, primacy currently unknown. Many listings call this the first French edition, but we have been unable to confirm this to date.It is remarkable that this volume still retains it's period binding - a binding style that for many years was supposed to be temporary. Rare thus, and much prized by collectors. See "Oersted and the Discovery of Electromagnetism" by Bern Dibner for a thorough historical treatment. Also PMM 282, Dibner 61, Horblit 3b. (all referring to the first edition in Latin).

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        "Nach der Jagd". Öl auf Leinwand.

      Ostdeutschland um 1820.. 28,5 x 49,5 cm.. In alter Berliner Leiste gerahmt. - Charmant-naive, recht detaillierte Schilderung eines Jagdausflugs. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage.

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        Eine Glashütte im Schwarzwald Glasbläser / Glas

      1820. Motivmass: 21,4x28,6 Blattmass: 35,7x41,8 Aquatinta In Farbe gedruckt.

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        Fore-edge painting on a blank book

      n.p. [London, ca. 1820s] - A blank album, finely bound with a fore-edge scene of Hyde Park Corner (FORE-EDGE PAINTING) 4to. . Early 19th-century dark purple morocco, covers tooled in gilt with wide floral border, central frame made up of lines and circular gouges, spine with raised bands in six compartments, a.e.g, with fore-edge painting of Hyde Park Corner with foxhunters and horse and carriage, fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Junge Stute / im Königl. baier. Gestüte zu Bergstetten"

      1820. Kreidelithographie 1820, auf Velin. 31:39 cm. Provenienz: 1. Sammlung W. Mitchell, Australien; 2. Sammlung Eugen Roth, München, nicht bei Lugt.. Literatur: Maillinger II, 1421; Dussler 6b; Winkler 003.8. Inkunabel der Lithographie! Aus der 6 Blatt umfassenden Folge von Pferde-Darstellungen Thierstudien nach der Natur und auf Stein gezeichnet von Albrecht Adam.. "Seinem (Adams) um 1808 einsetzenden, zunehmend malerischen Zeichenstil kam die neu entwickelte Lithographie entgegen. Winkler bezeichnet 1811 als das Jahr der Entstehung eines ersten Blattes in dieser Technik. In der Folgezeit hat sich Albrecht Adam gerne der Lithographie bedient, neben verschiedenen Serien entstanden zahlreiche Einzelblätter.... Diese neue Möglichkeit der Vervielfältigung kam Adam in jeder Beziehung entgegen, denn sie befreite ihn vom Zwang zur Wiederholung, der manchen ausgeführten, thematisch wiederholten Ölbildern anzumerken ist. Adam verwandte auf die Lithographie größte Sorgfalt, indem er sie mit vielen Studien vorbereitete - anders als manche Ölbilder, die er notfalls a la prima auf die Leinwand malte. In den 1820 einsetzenden Bildfolgen, bei denen es sich fast immer um Pferdedarstellungen handelt, wird zugleich ihr wissenschaftlicher Aspekt deutlich. Albrecht Adam hat stets mit fremden Verlegern gearbeitet. Erst als sein Sohn Julius I (1826 - 1874) bei Senefelder das Lithographieren gelernt hatte und eine eigene Anstalt aufmachte, konnte die autarke Familie selber drucken." (Katalog: Albrecht Adam und seine Familie. Zur Geschichte einer Münchner Künstlerdynastie im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Hrsg.von U.von Hase-Schmundt. München, Stadtmuseum, 1981, p. 370.

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        Travels in Brazil in the Years 1815, 1816, 1817

      London: Henry Colburn, 1820. First edition.. The endpapers show light foxing and a bit of soiling, the page edges only have some discoloration, light rubbing to the original marbled boards, the text and aquatint engraved plates are generally bright and clean with almost no signs of use; a tight copy in very good condition.. Pp. viii, 335; 1 large folding hand-colored map, 6 fine aquatint plates engraved by J. H. Clark and H. Meyer with all original tissue guards present. Later one-half dark brown calf leather, spine with 5 raised bands with green morocco spine lettered in gilt and with 13 gilt panel lines decorating the spine, over original marbled boards, sm 4to (11 x 8 1/2 inches). Originally published in German in 1820, this first edition in English was published the same year in London. The first German edition included an atlas of 22 plates that was not published with the English edition (see Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia brasiliana, volume 2). The author was a German explorer, ethnologist and naturalist. He led a pioneering expedition to southeast Brazil between 1815-1817 (documented in this volume), which first revealed to Europeans the real images of Brazilian Indians. The German edition of this work was translated into several languages and recognized as one of the greatest contributions to the knowledge of Brazil at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Prince Maximilian collected many examples of ethnography, and a large number of specimens of flora and fauna of the area, still preserved in museum collections, notably in the Linden Museum, Stuttgart. The genus Neuwiedia Blume (Orchidaceae) was named for him (from Wiki).

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        Capri, Landschaft mit einem Gehöft in der für diese Insel typischen Architektur.

      . Öl auf Leinwand, rechts unten monogrammiert "C M". 30,5:41,5 cm. Gerahmt.. Caesar Metz war der Bruder des Landschaftsmalers Friedrich Metz (1820-1901) und des Architekten und Landschaftsmalers Ludwig Metz (1822-1886). 1838-1843 studierte Metz am Städelschen Kunstinstitut, dann war er Privatschüler von H. Funk (1807-1877). In diese Jahre fallen die ersten Aufenthalte in Kronberg im Taunus, zusammen mit seinem Bruder Friedrich. 1844 siedelte Metz nach München über, wo er Kontakt zu Carl Rottmann (1797-1850) hatte, dessen Werk einigen Einfluß auf sein eigenes malerisches Schaffen ausübte. 1852/53 bereiste er Italien, lebte in Rom und ließ sich dann 1853 wieder in München nieder. Bei der Frankfurter historischen Kunstausstellung 1881 war er mit mehreren Gemälden vertreten. In deutschen Museen ist Metz mit sechs Landschaftsgemälden vertreten.

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        Dictionaire des Sciences Médicales. BIOGRAPHIE MEDICALE

      Paris,: C.L.F. Panckoucke,, 1820-1825.. 7 volumes, 4024 pages (all half-titles and titles present). 8vo (13,5 x 20,5 cm.). Neatly uniformly bound in recent half ,brown grained, morocco, spine gilt lettered and numbered on black morroco labels, marbled boards, uncut. ¶ A classic of French medical biography. "The most exhaustive and accurate bibliographies of the great physicians of the past are to be found in the 'Biographie Médicale' of Jourdan"(Garrison). The bio-bibliographical sketches in this work are generally longer than those in Hirsch. An intriguing question: why did the learned Jourdan spelled "Dictionaire" with a single 'n' and not with a double 'n' as the common French orthography (on all 7 title-pages)? --(Some scattered foxing and/or light browing).

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