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        STAMPA SANTUARIO DELLA MADONNA DEI FIORI DELLA CITTA' DI BRA

      TORINO, REYCEND, 1820 ca.Incisione originale all'acquatinta su matrice di rame finemente colorata all'acquerello d' epoca. L' opera è stata disegnata dal vero da Nicolosino, disegnatore e litografo piemontese del secolo XIX; la trasposizione su lastra, eseguita con abile tratteggio, spetta a Arghinenti,artista piemontese allievo di C.A.Porporati. Veduta prospettica del Santuario della Madonna dei Fiori della città piemontese di Bra  in provincia di Cuneo. Tavola tratta da una delle più rare opere a carattere vedutistico del XIX secolo, raffigurante i principali santuari del Piemonte, oltre che vedute di Torino e delle "delizie reali". Fu pubblicata dai fratelli Reycend, i più celebri e valenti editori del tempo. Esemplare in buone condizioni conservative.

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de La Mancha.

      London: Printed for Hurst Robinson and Co 1820 - NEW EDITION in four volumes. 17 x 10.5 cm (width of set along shelf 11.5 cm). 371; 388; 367; 435 pages. Beautifully bound in contemporary deep red straight-grained morocco leather, decorated in gilt on the covers, spines, and along the edges. All page edges gilt with plain brown endpapers. All volumes illustrated with many finely executed engravings by Richard Westall (who is probably best known for a number of portraits of Lord Byron). A little rubbing to edges, but the bindings, nearly 200 years old now, are in excellent condition. Some foxing to the endpapers and to some of the engravings, which are printed on a different paper to the text, but other pages are clean and fresh. A fantastic set of this classic tale in a fine Regency binding.

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        Picturesque Views of the City of Paris and Its Environs. Views On the Seine, Public Buildings, Characteristic Scenery &c. The Literary Department by John Scott. Translated into French by M.P.B. de la Boissiere.

      London, Longman et al. 1820 - Tall folio (11 x 14 3/4 ins, 275 x 375mm), nicely bound in modern three quarters tan calf, marbled sides, dark green label, gilt. 57 steel-engraved plates, several two-to-a-page, with the Supplement bound-in containing an extra 7 plates, all with accompanying text in English and French.The Supplement, presumably added at the time of re-binding, with a small marginal waterstain, otherwise internally an exceptional copy on Large Paper with very wide margins, clean, crisp and fresh. The most interesting of the English steel plate books on Paris, capturing a post-Napoleonic city before Hausmann’s alterations. The plates team with characterful costumed figures, street vendors, curious dogs etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La science absolue de l'espace indépendante de la vérité ou de la fausseté de l'axiôme XI d'Euclide (que l'on ne pourra jamais établir a priori); suivi de la quadrature géométrique du cercle, dans le cas de la fausseté de l'Axiôme XI... Précédé d'une Notice sur la Vie et les Travaux de W. et de J. Bolyai par M. Fr. Schmidt.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1868.

      First separate edition, presentation copy from the translator, of the first vernacular translation of the famous <i>Appendix</i> by Janos Bolyai, one of the most important works in the history of mathematics. This <i>Appendix</i>, together with the independent work of Nikolai Lobachevsky, constitute the founding works of non-Euclidean geometry.<br/><br/> Janos began working on his new geometry in 1820. Although his father Farkas had himself worked on the possibilities of a non-Euclidean geometry from his earliest days as a mathematician in Göttingen, and had corresponded with Gauss on the subject (even sending him a manuscript entitled <i>Theoria parallelarum</i>), he tried to discourage Janos from attempting to prove or refute Euclid's fifth postulate: 'You should not tempt the parallels in this way. I know this way until its end - I also have measured this bottomless night. I have lost in it every light, every joy of my life ... You should shy away from it as if from lewd discourse, it can deprive you of all your leisure, your health, your peace of mind and your entire happiness. This infinite darkness might perhaps absorb a thousand giant Newtonian towers, it will never be light on earth, and the miserable human race will never have something absolutely pure, not even geometry' (quoted from DSB). <br/><br/> Despite his reservations, Farkas sent the manuscript of Janos's work to Gauss, who replied that he could not praise it because he himself had reached the same conclusions some 30 years earlier although he had not published his discovery! This assertion so discouraged Janos that it effectively ended his career as a creative mathematician, but his manuscript was published in 1832 as <i>Appendix. Scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens: a veritate aut falsitate Axiomatis XI Euclidei (a priori haud unquam decidenda) independentem to his father's large textbook Tentamen juventutem studiosam in elementa matheseos purae, elementaris ac sublimioris, methodo intuitiva, evidentiaque huic propria, introducendi</i>. Printed in a small edition (probably around 150 copies) by an obscure Hungarian college publisher, in a small town in Transylvania, the work remained a forgotten masterpiece until, 35 years later, Riemann's paper <i>Über die Hypothesen, welche der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen</i> reawakened interest in this field. <br/><br/> This translation first appeared at the end of 1867 in <i>Mémoires de la Société des Sciences physique et naturelles de Bordeaux</i> (pp. 189-248) with the present first separate edition appearing a few months later. The translation is preceded by a "Translator's Note" (pp. 5-6) and "Notice on the life and work of the Hungarian mathematicians Wolfgang [Farkas] Bolyai and Janos Bolyai" by Franz Schmidt (pp. 7-21). <br/><br/> After gaining a doctorate for research in celestial mechanics at the Sorbonne in 1855, Jules Hoüel (1823-86) was appointed to the chair of pure mathematics in the Faculty of Science at Bordeaux in 1859 and held this post until his death. Hoüel became interested in non-Euclidean geometry once he had been made aware of the work of Bolyai and Lobachevsky. He published his own <i>Essai d'une exposition rationnelle des principes fondamentaux de la géométrie</i> in 1863, a copy of which fell by chance into the hands of one Franz Schmidt, a young architect from Temesvár in Hungary. Schmidt wrote to Hoüel for advice on continuing his mathematical studies; Hoüel answered helpfully, and later sought Schmidt's help in procuring Bolyai's work. Schmidt succeeded in finding two copies of Bolyai's work for Hoüel: one Hoüel proceeded to translate himself, the other he sent to Giuseppe Battaglini, asking him to make Bolyai's work known in Italy. Battaglini published his Italian translation of the <i>Appendix in Giornale di matematiche</i> in 1868. <br/><br/> Giusto Bellavitis (1803-80) is known for his geometrical calculus which influenced Grassmann's <i>Ausdehnungslehre</i>, for his contributions to algebraic geometry, and for his work in the history of mathematics (he vindicated Pietro Cataldi by attributing to him the invention of continued fractions). <br/><br/> DSB II: 269-71; Bonola, <i>Non-Euclidean geometry</i>, pp. 122-5; Dibner 116; Evans 13; Horblit 69b; Norman 259; Parkinson pp. 295 & 296 (all referring to the first edition of 1832).. Large 8vo (254 x 166 mm), pp. 64, uncut in the original blue printed wrappers, inscribed by the translator Jules Houel to Giusto Bellavitis (1803-80) on half-title

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        Veduta dell'entrata del Porto di Livorno presa dalla parte del mare. Dedicata al Nobil Uomo Sig. Gio. Francesco Spannocchi Piccolomini, Cavaliere dell'Insigne ordine di Santo Stefano..

      Livorno, presso Pietro Ciardi, 1820 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 42 x 52,5 (alla lastra) più margini. Bella e importante veduta animata del porto della città di Livorno incisa dal W. F. Gmelin, sono visibili la fortezza vecchia e parte della città, le colline sullo sfondo. L'autore (Badenweiler, 1760 ? Roma, 1820), incisore di Scuola tedesca, allievo della buona scuola di Christian van Mechel a Basilea. Il suo apprendistato incisorio fu rivolto al versante del paesaggio, ma anche del ritratto e della stampa architettonica. Il trasferimento a Roma, nel 1787, in corrispondenza con l'inizio della stagione dell'incisione neoclassica in Italia, ne orienterà invece definitivamente gli esiti in direzione paesaggistica, facendo della sua attività grafica ed editoriale un importante fattore di raccordo fra la tradizione locale e le nuove influenze cosmopolite di direzione più apertamente romantica. In questo fu determinante l'influenza di Jacob Philipp Hackert, il quale, l'anno successivo, lo invitò a raggiungerlo a Napoli per tradurre a stampa alcuni suoi dipinti con vedute di Baia e Pozzuoli. Ma il soggiorno napoletano era destinato a concludersi già nel 1790, quando il Gmelin tornò a Roma col progetto di iniziare in proprio un'attività di incisore ed editore, che fu assai valida. Esemplare in margini e in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Cyclopaedia of Arts, Sciences and Literature. 4 volume set

      Worn covers. Spines missing. Bindings generally tight. Pages generally clean and bright with occasional light foxing. Suitable for research restoration or breaking Reprint Leather cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 540 engraved plates. [152 missing]. The full collation is as follows: 540 plates present. 152 missing: Vol I ?(Agriculture - Algebra-Analysis-Anatomy-Architecture-Artillery-Astronomy (Fergusons eclipsareon and globes, Constellations, Davis's quadrant, Eltons quadrant, Newtons Quadrant;Mayers and Bordas Circle, Troughton reflecting circle; Mendozas circle, Ramsdens circle; Herschels Fort Fett reflecting Telescope) 187 present, 29 missing. Vol II (Basso Relievo - Bleaching-Block machinery- Roman Camp -Circumvallation-Castrametation- Cannon-Canteens-CAsting-Chemistry- Clouds-Compostion-Conics-Cotton Manufacture-Cycloid- Dialling (Scientific Dials) Docks in London-Drawing-Drawing Instruments-Electricity (Priestleys Battery)CondensersAbbe Nollet's Dr Watsons's Mr Wilsons; Mr Hawksnee's, Dr van Marum, Mr Beccaris, Mr Nairnes, Mr Cuthbertsons machines- Engines- Early English Engraving- Fortification- Furnaces- Bark beds and pits -Geography-Geometry - Gunnery - Heraldry-Horology (missing)): 160 present, 50 missing. Vol III (Hydraulics - Hydrostatics-Iron manufacture- Furnace- Lamps- Masonry- Mechanics- Military Manoeuvres-Mill Work-Miscellany- Monograms - Music - Naval Architecture - fold out diagrams): 166 present, 18 missing. Vol IV (Navigation-Organ-Painting-Papermill- Perspective- PLanetary Machines- Planing- Plated Manufacture - Pneumatics - Pottery - Press - Projection - Proportional compasses- Scenography- Sculpture-Shadow- Ships-Shorthand-Steam engines-Stereography-Stereotomy- Sugarmill-Surverying-Telegraph- Trigonometry -Waterwheels-Waterworks-Weaving-Wiremill-Woolen Manufacture-Worsted manufacture-Writing by Cipher-Cypher writing): 127 present, 54 missing.

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        Principles of Political Economy, Considered With a View to their Practical Application

      London: John Murray, 1820. First edition. Octavo, three quarters leather over marbled boards. Gilt titles to the spine and gilt tooling. In near fine condition. A very bright copy. There can be no doubt that [Malthus&#39;] importance for economists today rests mainly on his Principles of Political Economy. It was because of this latter work that J. M. Keynes (1933) reinstated Malthus as a major figure in modern economic thought" (New Palgrave). "One of the founders of modern economics," Malthus was credited by Keynes with framing the theory "that a lack of effective demand can cause economic crises" (PMM 251).

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        Carta particular del gobernador de Santa fe al seor gobernador y capitan general de esta provincia. Seor Don Martin Rodriguez. Rosario y Noviembre 10 de 1820. Paisano y amigo de mi aprecio. A noche he llegado este de

      Buenos Ayres: Imprenta de Los Expsitos, 1820.. 1 pp. 4to. 1 sheet (Broadside). First edition. Zinny: Bibliografa histrica p. 396, No. 248. Not in Fors. A remarkable document issued at a particularly critical moment in Argentine history, this letter concerns the formation of a federal government in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa F, and Entre Ros by the selection of representatives from each. Lopez announces that his representatives have been elected and calls for peace: "Let bloodshed and our disputes stop and let us have a stable reconciliation so that we can leave behind this state of anarchy." Lpez (1786-1839), Caudillo of Santa Fe from 1818 to 1838, was a supporter of Rosas and favored federalism. Martin Rodrguez was a major political leader. After Dorrego's defeat in 1820, he became Governor of Buenos Aires. and arranged the Bernegas Treaty (1820) that established a truce between the Mespotamian Provinces and Buenos Aires. Provenance: Antonio Santamarina (blind stamp).Scarce. OCLC shows a single copy: JCB. A very good copy, small blind stamp in lower margin, light foxing to fore edge.

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        The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America:1820. By the Authority of the Medical Societies and Colleges

      Boston,Printed by Wells & Lilly for Charles Ewer,1820. 272 p.,22 cm. First American pharmacopoeia; prepared and published by the authority of a general medical convention held at Washington, January 1820. L. Spalding, chairman of the committee of publication. Cf. p. [3]. Main text in Latin & English on opposite pages. Variously called the American Pharmacopoeia, the National Pharmacopoeia, and the United States Pharmacopoeia. "Historical introduction", p. [5]-16. "Materia medica, or a catalogue of simple medicines, together with some prepared medicines", p. [27]-50; "Secondary list", p. [51]-57. Austin 1500. VG; bound in full contemporary tree calf, red leather spine label, spine lettered and stamped in gilt. Stock#NS0223. In slipcase.

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        SIGNATURE

      Autograph. Fine. Full SIGNATURE "Susan B. Anthony" on her 84th birthday on a small piece of paper slightly larger than a modern business card (4-3/4" x 2-1/8"). Anthony has also added beneath her name "17 Madison Street/Rochester, N.Y." and the date of her birth "Feb. 15, 1820" along with the date she signed the card "Feb. 15th 1904.

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        British Field Sports; embracing practical instructions in shooting, hunting, coursing, racing, cocking, fishing, &c. With observations on the breaking and training of dogs and horses; also the management of fowling pieces, and all other sporting implements. By William Henry Scott

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820. Second edition (i.e., first book edition; first published in 1818). 8vo. Engraved half-title and 34 engraved plates by Tookey, Davenport, Scott, Greig, Mutlow, Webb, Warren and Ranson, after drawings by Barrenger, et al. xi, [1], [8], 615 pp. UNCUT in the publisher&#39;s printed pictorial boards, with large engraved vignette on upper cover. Small chip from head of spine, slight wear and soiling to boards; some very light foxing and offsetting internally, otherwise an astonishingly well-preserved copy, as it was issued. With the 19th-century armorial stamp of John Greaves on the front free endpaper, and the early 20th-century armorial bookplate of Myles C. Radford. In a blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Schwerdt I, pp. 304-305 . Contains the charmingly illustrated verses by "An Old Sportsman" entitled "A Sportsman&#39;s Progress", which, according to Schwerdt, are "generally missing " and without which "the work is incomplete." Rare thus

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        A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS AT PRESENT SUBSISTING BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN & FOREIGN POWERS; SO FAR AS THEY RELATE TO COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION; TO THE REPRESSION AND ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE

      London. 1820.. Two volumes. vi,408; vi,395pp. Later half calf and boards. Rubbed. Text tanned. Titlepage of second volume repaired on verso, final leaves of both volumes repaired in gutters. Good. The first printing of the first two volumes of a set that would eventually stretch to twelve volumes and cover the years up to 1871. Of obvious New World importance, this collection contains information from many treaties, including the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812, and a commercial treaty with the United States of 1815. Several of the treaties deal with the suppression of the slave trade, a frequent component of most British treaties of the early 19th century. The treaties are listed in order by nation, and then chronologically. SABIN 31954 (note).

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        British Field Sports; embracing practical instructions in shooting, hunting, coursing, racing, cocking, fishing, &c. With observations on the breaking and training of dogs and horses; also the management of fowling pieces, and all other sporting implements. By William Henry Scott

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820 London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820. Second edition (i.e., first book edition; first published in 1818). 8vo. Engraved half-title and 34 engraved plates by Tookey, Davenport, Scott, Greig, Mutlow, Webb, Warren and Ranson, after drawings by Barrenger, et al. xi, [1], [8], 615 pp. UNCUT in the publisher's printed pictorial boards, with large engraved vignette on upper cover. Small chip from head of spine, slight wear and soiling to boards; some very light foxing and offsetting internally, otherwise an astonishingly well-preserved copy, as it was issued. With the 19th-century armorial stamp of John Greaves on the front free endpaper, and the early 20th-century armorial bookplate of Myles C. Radford. In a blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Schwerdt I, pp. 304-305 . Contains the charmingly illustrated verses by "An Old Sportsman" entitled "A Sportsman's Progress", which, according to Schwerdt, are "generally missing " and without which "the work is incomplete." Rare thus

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        Zoological illustrations, or original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals, selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology, and arranged on the principles of Cuvier and other modern zoologists. In 3 volumes

      London, Baldwin et al. 1820-23.. Oktav. Hellbraunes Halbmaroquin mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Mit 182 kolorierten lithographischen Tafeln. Textblätter teils gering stockfleckig oder mit schwachem Abklatsch der Tafeln, Vorsätze leimschattig, Titel verso und 6 Textbll. mit Stempel des "North Devon Athenaeum, bequeathed by H. H. Sharland". Insgesamt schönes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. Nissen, Vogelb. 911. - Horn/Schenkling 21782. - Agassiz IV, 404. - Wood S. 588. - Zimmer II, 611f. - Erste Ausgabe des sehr schön kolorierten Werkes, mit einer Auswahl der schönsten Vögel, Schmetterlinge und Muscheln. Zugleich eines der frühesten naturwissenschaftlichen Werke mit Illustrationen in Lithographie. "A series of excellent hand-colored plates , drawn by the author, accompanied by descriptions of the species and some of the genera and more or less detailed discussions of the same. Many new names are used" (Zimmer). - 1829-33 erschien noch eine zweite, ebenfalls dreibändige Serie. - ENGLISH: Octavo. Light brown half-morocco with title lable and gilding to spine. With together 182 handcoloured lithographed plates (complete). Text minorily foxed in parts or showing some light offsetting from the plates. Fly leaves browned in corners. Title on verso and 6 text leaves with ink stamp: &#132;North Devon Athenaeum, bequeathed by H. H. Sharland&#148;, but all together a well preserved and decoratively bound copy. First edition of this beautifully coloured work, depicting a selection of newly discovered or lesser knwon zoological species (mostly birds, butterflies and shells). It is one of the first natural history works to be in its entirety illustrated by the means of lithography. Zimmer in his description of the Ayer ornithological library states: &#132;A series of excellent hand-colored plates, drawn by the author, accompanied by descriptions of the species and some of the genera and more or less detailed discussions of the same. Many new names are used&#148;. ? In 1829-33 a second series was published counting for another three volumes.

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de La Mancha.

      London: Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1820. - NEW EDITION in four volumes. 17 x 10.5 cm (width of set along shelf 11.5 cm). 371; 388; 367; 435 pages. Beautifully bound in contemporary deep red straight-grained morocco leather, decorated in gilt on the covers, spines, and along the edges. All page edges gilt with plain brown endpapers. All volumes illustrated with many finely executed engravings by Richard Westall (who is probably best known for a number of portraits of Lord Byron). A little rubbing to edges, but the bindings, nearly 200 years old now, are in excellent condition. Some foxing to the endpapers and to some of the engravings, which are printed on a different paper to the text, but other pages are clean and fresh. A fantastic set of this classic tale in a fine Regency binding.

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        Il barbiere di Seviglia Ridotta per il piano forte

      Janet et Cotelle Paris - in-4°, demi chagrin rouge d'époque, titre doré au dos, plats papier chagriné cerise, chiffre doré surmonté d'une couronne comtale sur premier plat, provenance: Comte de Tillière; belle partition gravée, sans date, vers 1820; 253 pages; bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia dell'America in continuazione del compendio della Storia Universale Opera originale italiana.

      Presso la Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani,, Milano, 1820 - Ventinove volumi di cm. 14,5, pp. 6.000 ca complessive. Con moltissime tavole fuori testo incise in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Solo una macchietta ad alcune pagine del quattordicesimo volume, ma copia genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Le tavole (alcune anche a colori) raffigurano scene storiche, ritratti e carte geografiche (anche ripiegate). Il ventinovesimo ed ultimo volume contiene gli indici generali dell'opera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri

      Stamperia de Romanis, Roma, 1820. Hardcover (Half Vellum). Very Good Condition. 3 volumes in half vellum over decorative boards. Each volume with an engraved frontis piece. Previous owner&#39;s stamps to endpapers and titles, but otherwise clean. An attractively printed scholarly edition of Dante with a gloss. Some rubbing to boards and wear along the leading edge of the boards - bindings sound. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 044347. .

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        RELACION HISTORICA DE LAS DEFENSAS DE GERONA EN 1808 Y 1809, por el Mariscal de Campo Don Miguel de Haro

      - Madrid, Imp. de Núñez, 1820, 21x14,5 cm., en piel, 1 grabado + 102 págs. + 1 plano plegado. (Muy buen ejemplar en gran papel y con buena encuadernación en tafilete rojo con ruedas y cortes dorados)

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        British Field Sports; embracing practical instructions in shooting, hunting, coursing, racing, cocking, fishing, &c. With observations on the breaking and training of dogs and horses; also the management of fowling pieces, and all other sporting implements. By William Henry Scott

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820 - Contains the charmingly illustrated verses by "An Old Sportsman" entitled "A Sportsman's Progress", which, according to Schwerdt, are "generally missing " and without which "the work is incomplete." Rare thus Second edition (i.e., first book edition; first published in 1818). 8vo. Engraved half-title and 34 engraved plates by Tookey, Davenport, Scott, Greig, Mutlow, Webb, Warren and Ranson, after drawings by Barrenger, et al. xi, [1], [8], 615 pp. UNCUT in the publisher's printed pictorial boards, with large engraved vignette on upper cover. Small chip from head of spine, slight wear and soiling to boards; some very light foxing and offsetting internally, otherwise an astonishingly well-preserved copy, as it was issued. With the 19th-century armorial stamp of John Greaves on the front free endpaper, and the early 20th-century armorial bookplate of Myles C. Radford. In a blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Schwerdt I, pp. 304-305 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        METHODE DE LYRE et Romances.

      s.l.n.d. (c.1820). - MANUSCRIT in-4 oblong. 37ff. et 20ff.blancs (avec des portées vides). Plein maroquin bleu nuit, dos lisse orné, roulette dorée autour des plats, inscription en lettres dorées sur le plat supérieur: "Mme. la Comtesse Dorsenne" (reliure de l'époque, un peu restaurée, gardes partiellement renouvelées). Précieux manuscrit musical provenant de la bibliothèque de la Comtesse d'Orsenne, épouse de l'un des généraux les plus connus de Napoléon. Cette méthode de lyre ne concerne pas l'instrument bien connu de l'Antiquité Grecque, fameux attribut d'Hermès, mais plutôt un spectaculaire modèle de guitare à six cordes appelé guitare-lyre, inventée à la faveur du goût néo-classique de l'Empire et qui eut son heure de gloire au début du 19e siècle. "Description de la lyre, ou guitare à six cordes", "Du manche", "Des touches", "Des divisions, ou cazes", "Dénomination des cordes", "De la main gauche", "De la main droite", "De l'arpège", "Du doigter et du pincer", "Des positions", "De la demi-position", "Des barres", "de la gamme", "Exercices en batterie ou arpèges dans les tons usités", "Du son porté", "De la chûte", "De la plainte", "De la fusée et de la tirade", etc. A la suite de la méthode proprement dite, se trouvent de nombreux morceaux destinés à être joués au moyen de l'instrument; il s'agit, pour la plupart, de romances de compositeurs en vogue à cette époque: Boieldieu, Dalayrac, Plantade, etc. Il n'existe pas, à notre connaissance, de méthode imprimée spécifiquement pour l'apprentissage de la guitare-lyre et le présent manuscrit constitue une indéniable rareté de la littérature sur la guitare. Très bel exemplaire relié à l'époque en maroquin, avec le nom de la Comtesse Dorsenne frappé en lettres dorées sur le plat supérieur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geisha and Man by Yeizan (Kikugawa)

      1820. Yeizan (Kikugawa) (Japanese, fl. 1810-1830) A framed pair of Japanese woodblock prints, kakemono no-e format, each in two sheets joined vertically, approx. sight size 23" x 3-3/4", matted and framed under glass overall approx. 28-1/4" x 7-1/4". One depicts two partial figures of geishas folding paper (origami), and the other depicts partial figures of a man and a geisha. Condition: Creases, fading, may be trimmed, surface soils, some worming, losses and repairs. Matting is acidic; stains. Frames nicked.. Good.

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        CARTE DE LA FRANCE PAR CAPITAINE - CARTE D'ETAT-MAJOR, DITE DE CAPITAINE. AL FOGLIO DI UNIONE: TABLEAU D'ASSEMBLAGE DE LA CARTE DE LA FRANCE DRESSEE PAR LOUIS CAPITAINE, REVUE ET AUGMETEE PAR BELLEYME, PERFECTIONNEET ET AGRANDIE PAR LE DEPOT DE LA GUERRE, DE 1805 A 1820

      DEPOT DE LA GUERRE dopo il 1820 Tre astucci a forma di libro in mezza pelle e carta verdone, con apertura a "coperchio"; ai dorsi: fregi, titolo, numero di tomo, numero e titolo delle zone rappresentate dalle singole carte contenute, il tutto impresso in oro. All'interno, grandiosa carta della Francia, di parte dell'Inghilterra e delle zone confinanti con la Francia, a comporre la famosa mappa di Louis Capitaine formata da 24 tavole suddivise in 19 fogli più una mappa con la carta generale composta; ogni foglio telato all'epoca e con etichetta ottagonale illustrata, con numero di posizione e dicitura "CH. PICQUET, Geographe ordinaire du Roi et de S.A.R. Monsig.r le Duc d'Orleans". La grande mappa generale di Francia fu eseguita in primis da Cassini, successivamente ampliata da Louis Capitaine nel 1794 e qui rivista e ridotta in dimensioni su quella di Cassini, da Beyonne e dal Dipartimento della Guerra. Opera di straordinaria precisione cartografica su grande scala. Esemplare in splendida conservazione.

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        Rural Sports

      London: Bunny & Gold, Shoe Lane, n.d. [Ca. 1820] - A handsome copy of the octavo edition of this sporting classic (first published in 1801 in quarto), covering a profusion of field sports, as well as game laws. It went into many editions. Although this book is generally assumed to deal almost exclusively with hunting and shooting, and indeed is famous for its various portraits and descriptions of sporting dogs, over forty percent of it is actually devoted to angling, with 18 angling plates and extensive discussion of varieties of fish and where to take them, hooks and tackle, weather considerations, fish ponds, and other relevant subjects of angling interest. The book's exquisite engravings have ensured this work its lasting popularity 3 vols., 8vo. Engraved title pages, numerous engraved plates, several folding. Later brown three quarter morocco and cloth. Bookplates of Daniel Webster Evans laid in. Very good. Schwerdt I, pp. 133-4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        5 line autographed note signed with initials by the 8th President

      unbound. 1 page with the recipient's name on verso. 8" x 4". n.p. n.d. ca. 1820. "Mr. Dayton will please to call upon the President and bring with him Mr. Martinez' note of the 23 December list commanding the cut of the monies - 60 gross...M.V.B.

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        MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L&#39;HISTOIRE DE LA VIE PRIVEE, DU RETOUR ET DU REGNE DE NAPOLEON EN 1815

      Bruxelles: Arnold Lacrosse, 1820. Contents with very minor foxing, bindings fine. Second edition Two volumes bound in one. xvi, 287p; [iv], 288p. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and folding plate. Bound in quarter black crushed morocco with marbled sides, the spine with gitl titles and rules arouned the bands

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        OF POPULATION An Enquiry Concerning the Power of Increase in the Numbers of Mankind, Being an Answer to Mr Malthus&#146;s Essay on That Subject

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown ... 1820. . 1st Ed. 22pp. + 626pp. Light browning, sporadic marginal staining, nicely rebound in speckled calf with gilt ruled raised bands gilt lettering and gilt lettered title label to spine. Kress C535; Sabin 27676; Goldsmiths 22818.& Ex.-libris Payson G. Gates, a mid-century Romantic scholar, possessor of a large private collection of holograph letters and other primary materials and who was a published expert on William Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt. US$1200

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        The Works of Flavius Josephus...... (4 Vols complete)

      London: Lackington, Hughes...., 1820 The Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian and celebrated warrior. In four Volumes to which is added three dissertations concerning Jesus Christ........ With an index to the whole, and copper plates. 4 Volumes complete, in uniform contemporary tree calf with gilt tooling to edges, all edges and corners lightly worn and bumped. All spines have been professionally relaid keeping all the old, gilt tooling and titles to maroon leather labels, some chipped at edges, vol 3 has a new one. Internally all have marbled endpapers, and text block edges, some offsetting and light foxing. Vol 1, frontis of Josephus, [2], 516 pp. Vol 2, [2], map, 527 pp. Vol 3, [2], map, 523 pp. Vol 4, [2], 527 pp. The map of the Middle East dated 1806 as is the plan of Jerusalem. A lovely set in contemporary bindings. Whiston, natural philosopher and theologian, this most successful of Whiston&#39;s works, published in 1737 with maps of the Holy Land and engravings of the temple, was long the standard English translation and was in continuous reprint throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (see ODNB for a full Bio.) (see Sandys 412. Darlow Moule 813. Allibone 2676)

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        Mémoire Présenté à l&#39;;Académie royale des Sciences, le 2 octobre 1820, où se trouve compris le résumé de ce qui avait été lu à la même Académie les 18 et 2

      Paris: Chez Crochard, 1820. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 448 pages plus 5 plates. 8vo. IN: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Vol. 15, pp. 59-76 & 170-218, 1820. THE FOUNDATION OF ELECTRODYNAMICS. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards with black spine labels. Early French binder (?) label on front pastedown. 5 engraved plates in rear (1 folding). Surface wear/damage to the leather finish (resulting in minor loss to gilding and top label) and minor fraying to the head/tail spine panel. Small spot of worming inside lower rear board at the gutter. Text generally bright and clean. Entire volume offered, 448 pages plus 5 plates. This volume of Annales de Chimie et de Physique contains: &#39;The first of Ampere&#39;s papers on the relationship between electric current-flow and magnetism, which established the new science of electrodynamics&#39; (Norman 43) &#39;In this first paper, Sept. 18, he explains the law determining the position of the magnetic needle in relation to the electric current, and he also makes known his intended experiments with spiral of helical wires, which he predicts will acquire and retain the properties of magnets so long as the electrical current flows through them He constructed his spirals and helices, and to the astonishment of all, he produced magnets formed only of spools of copper wire traversed by electric currents...&#39; (Mottelay) For several years thereafter, Ampere published many papers on the subject, as he and others explored this new science prompted by Oersted&#39;s work. Dibner, Heralds of science 62; Honeyman Sale 82; Mottelay, Bibliographical history of electricity and magnetism, p. 472; Norman 43. Full title: Mémoire Présenté à l&#39;;Académie royale des Sciences, le 2 octobre 1820, où se trouve compris le résumé de ce qui avait été lu à la même Académie les 18 et 25 septembre 1820, sur les effects des courans électriques. [WITH] Suite Du Mémoire sur l&#39;;Action mutuelle entre deux courans électriques, entre un courant électrique et un aimant ou le globe terrestre, et entre deux aimans.

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        VOYAGE DANS LA GRÈCE ...

      Paris, Chez Firmin Didot, 1820-1821eccellenti mezza pelle ITALIANO Legatura coeva in mezza pelle e carta marmorizzata ai piatti, titolo e fregi floreali in oro ai dorsi; tagli spruzzati. (2), XLVII, 510,(1); (2), 624,(1); (2), 576,(1); (2),462,(1);" 8 di sottoscrizione, (2), 3, 630 pagine numerate. All'antiporta del primo volume ritratto di Ali Pacha visir di Janina, 4 tavole litografiche di costumi (una all'antiporta di ogni volume), una pianta di Hérome de Dodone, 4 carte geografiche più volte ripiegate, 1 tavola riproducente un ""Bouiourdi"", ossia un riconoscimento di un debito di Ali Pacha verso Pouqueville. Rara edizione originale di questo racconto di viaggio in Grecia scritto da Pouqueville, medico, membro della commissione delle scienze ed arti durante la spedizione napoleonica in Egitto e console in Grecia. Esemplare in eccellenti condizioni, normali tracce d'usura alle legature.

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        Voyage historique et politique au Montenegro, contenant l'origine des Monténégrins, peuple autochtone ou aborigène, et très peu connu; la description topographique, pittoresque et statistique du pays; les moeurs de cette nation, ses usages, coutumes, pré

      Alexis Eymery 1820 - Alexis Eymery, 1820, 2 vol. in 8 de VIII-391pp., [4]-402pp., reliures en demi veau vert olive de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs ornés de doubles frises ondulées dorées, frises dorées en téte et en queue de dos, dentelles dorées au centre du dos, titre doré, double filet estampé, filets simples et quadruples filets dorés, grande carte dépliante en couleurs du Monténégro, douze planches en couleurs coloriées à la main dont une en frontispice du tome I. illustrant la ville de Cattaro, certaines planches dépliantes illustrant des scènes et des personnages, tranches jaspées, agréable, bon et bel exemplaire. L'auteur (1764-1849) fut un militaire de carrière. Bien que membre des armées du Roi, Il participa en 1789 à la prise de la Bastille. En 1792, il fut nommé Lieutenant Colonel par le Général Dumouriez. Il participa à de très nombreuses batailles napoléoniennes, en Allemagne, en Italie, en Europe centrale. Il fut blessé à Jemmapes. Il prit également part à la bataille de Waterloo. En tant que soldat, il servit le Roi, la Révolution, La République, l'Empire et enfin à nouveau le Roi. Il est aussi l'auteur de ces deux ouvrages: ''La nation aux gardes françaises" (1789), "Révélations: L'Angleterre dévoilée ou documents historiques pour servir à donner à la France l'éveil sur l'avenir de nos possessions en Afrique" (1846). Vialla de Sommieres séjourna six ans au Monténégro en tant que gouverneur de la Dalmatie durant l'occupation militaire de la région par les troupes napoléoniennes, il fut chargé par le comte Bertrand de négocier avec les turcs représentés par Amin Pasha afin de sécuriser l'entrée de la mer Adriatique afin de lutter notamment contre la piraterie. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A picturesque tour along the Rhine, from Montz 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; and accompanied by a map. Translated from the German by John Black.

      Ackermann, London 1820 - First edition, first issue, with the plates watermarked 1818 and 1819, and without numbering in the corners; large 4to, pp. xiv, [2], 178; folding map and 24 colored aquatints from drawings by M. Schuetz, engraved by Sutherland and Havell; contemporary maroon diced morocco, gilt paneled covers stamped in blind, spine elaborately gilt, a.e.g., bookplate of Sarah Marie Turnor; light wear and rubbing to the extremities, occasional inoffensive light foxing; minor offsetting of the plates, but all in all a very nice copy. According to Ackermann's advertisements for the work, discussed fully by Abbey, 750 ordinary paper copies and 50 large paper copies were published in six monthly parts from October, 1819, to March, 1820. Among the views included are Mentz, Bingen, the castle of Furstenberg, Bacharach, Pfalz Castle and the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, Andernach, and Cologne. Gerning's work was first published in German in Wiesbaden in 1819 without illustrations. .Abbey, Travel, 217; Tooley 234. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire Présenté à l';Académie royale des Sciences, le 2 octobre 1820, où se trouve compris le résumé de ce qui avait été lu à la même Académie les 18 et 2

      Chez Crochard, Paris 1820 - 448 pages plus 5 plates. 8vo. IN: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Vol. 15, pp. 59-76 & 170-218, 1820. THE FOUNDATION OF ELECTRODYNAMICS. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards with black spine labels. Early French binder (?) label on front pastedown. 5 engraved plates in rear (1 folding). Surface wear/damage to the leather finish (resulting in minor loss to gilding and top label) and minor fraying to the head/tail spine panel. Small spot of worming inside lower rear board at the gutter. Text generally bright and clean. Entire volume offered, 448 pages plus 5 plates. This volume of Annales de Chimie et de Physique contains: 'The first of Ampere's papers on the relationship between electric current-flow and magnetism, which established the new science of electrodynamics' (Norman 43) 'In this first paper, Sept. 18, he explains the law determining the position of the magnetic needle in relation to the electric current, and he also makes known his intended experiments with spiral of helical wires, which he predicts will acquire and retain the properties of magnets so long as the electrical current flows through them He constructed his spirals and helices, and to the astonishment of all, he produced magnets formed only of spools of copper wire traversed by electric currents.' (Mottelay) For several years thereafter, Ampere published many papers on the subject, as he and others explored this new science prompted by Oersted's work. Dibner, Heralds of science 62; Honeyman Sale 82; Mottelay, Bibliographical history of electricity and magnetism, p. 472; Norman 43. Full title: Mémoire Présenté à l';Académie royale des Sciences, le 2 octobre 1820, où se trouve compris le résumé de ce qui avait été lu à la même Académie les 18 et 25 septembre 1820, sur les effects des courans électriques. [WITH] Suite Du Mémoire sur l';Action mutuelle entre deux courans électriques, entre un courant électrique et un aimant ou le globe terrestre, et entre deux aimans. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Musical and Vocal Cabinet Comprising a Selection of the most Favorite English Scotch & Irish Melodies, Arranged for the Voice, Violin, Flute etc. As Sung at the Theatre, 2 volumes

      Thomas Kelly, London, 1820. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 2 leather bound volumes with gilt decoration around edges and black spine labels, frontis portrait of John Braham, the Jewish tenor opera singer and minor composer in Volume I and title-vignettes in both volumes, both volumes have 308 pages, there are two distinct music print face which is found on different gathers, one with larger treble clefs and "modern" sharp notation and the other with smaller treble clefs and the earlier sharp notation. Alphabetical contents sheets at the front of each volume. & Front cover of volume 1 is detached along with attached front end-paper and rear end-papers in volume I are missing, otherwise the binding is sound, there are crossed out previous owner&#39;s names 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2kg. Inventory No: 13112050074. . This book is heavier than 1kg, and may incur additional shipping charges..

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        En Skakker Jøde / Kleiderjüde.

      Orig. håndkoloreret kobberstik. Kbhvn. ca. 1820. 25 x 18 cm.. Fra Klædedragter i Kjøbenhavn

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        Naturgeschichte in Bildern mit erläuterndem Text. Daraus: IV. Lieferung = Hefte 33-56 in 1 Band: Fische

      Düsseldorf, Arntz & Co., ca., 1820.. Lithogr. Titel, 50 Bll. Text., 141 (st. 144) kolorierte, teils silbergehöhte lithogr. Tafeln. Dekorativer neuer HLdr. mit Rückenschild. Qu.-4°. 20 x 25 cm. Nissen ZBI 4008; Dean II, 509. - Die schönen Tafeln mit den dazugehörigen erläuternden Textblättern, am Schluß zwei Blätter Register. - Es fehlen die Tafeln 85-87 (Text jedoch vorhanden). Das zeitgen. Kolorit häufig mit Silberhöhung. Tafeln leicht, wenige stärker gebräunt, teils mit Stockflecken oder geringem Textabklatsch. Titel und einige Tafeln mit teils hinterlegten Randeinrissen unten. Vereinzelte Tafeln unter Verlust der Nr. oben knapp beschnitten, diese alt mit der Feder ergänzt wie auch die Datierung auf dem Titelblatt.

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        STORIA DI NAPOLI.

      CAPURRO 1820-1821 4 volumi in 2 tomi in 8vo. Esemplare su carta forte. Lievi tracce di umido. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi. 3 immagini allegate.

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        A Voyage in the West Indies: containing various observations made during a Residence in Barbadoes, and several of the Leeward Islands

      London: Sir Richard Phillips, 1820. First. hardcover. fine. Illustrated with 1 map and 6 black & white aquatints. Slim 8vo, 106pp., deckled edges, 1/4 recent crimson morocco, marbled boards. London: Sir Richard Phillips, 1820. First Edition. Fine. Sabin 10114; Cundall 2150. Issued as partk of Sir Richard Phillips&#39; New Voyages.

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        5 line autographed note signed with initials by the 8th President.

      - 1 page with the recipient's name on verso. 8" x 4". n.p. n.d. ca. 1820. "Mr. Dayton will please to call upon the President and bring with him Mr. Martinez' note of the 23 December list commanding the cut of the monies - 60 gross.M.V.B."

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        Extract of the Review of Lord Byron's Hours of Idleness, from the Edinburgh Review, no. XXII. Which occasioned "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers".

      Printed for Wilton & Son. 1820 Some spotting. Contemp. half dark blue calf, gilt spine; spine a little dulled & sl. rubbed at head & tail. Bookplates of Gilbert Compton Elliot & Alex Bridge. a.e.g. A nice copy of a scarce item. 8pp with c.50 blank pages.Chew p111; Wise II.73. '... he [Byron] takes care to remember us of Doctor Johnson's saying, that when a nobleman appears as an author, his merit should be handsomely acknowledged. In truth, it is this consideration only that induces us to give Lord Byron's poems a place in our Review, beside our desire to counsel him, that he do forthwith abandon poetry... But whatever judgment [sic] may be passed on the poems of this noble minor, it seems we must take them as we find them, and be content; for they are the last we shall ever have from him.'

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        Veduta del Golfo di Napoli dai Camaldoli, la collina del Vomero e tutto il seno della città

      Veduta originale a la gouache. 1820 circa. Cm.40x85.

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        Summary of the Mahratta and Pindarree Campaign during 1817, 1818, and 1819 under the Direction of the Marquis of Hastings chieflly embracing the operations of the Army of the Deckan,

      E. Wlliams. 11, The Strand. 1820 - Army of the Deckan, under the command of his excellency Lieut-Gen. Sir T. Hislop. Bart. G.C.B. with some particulars and remarks. title, 363 pp. folding map, folding plan. 8vo. half leather later reback over marbled boards. little foxing offsetting to map, plan. Excellent copy of this Scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Science du Publiciste, ou Traite des Principes elémentaires du Droit. 11 vols.

      A Paris, A Londres, 1820-23. 11 cont. full calf, richly gilt backs. Vol.11 a little damaged on back. Otherwise good

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        Ismael an Oriental Tale with Other Poems

      London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1820. Very rare first edition. Bound in original publishers paper covered boards, paper title label. Boards very light rubbed on corners, title label rubbed on edge. Binding in very good clean condition. Internally, many pages unopened, no loose pages, no writing/marking. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. Excellent copy, in original publishers binding. A81. First Edition. Very Good Plus. Small 8vo.

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        Swiss Scenery. From drawings made in 1820

      London: Rodwell & Martin, 1820. Period full dark maroon leather with blind stamped gilt design on front board and embossed gilt design and lettering on spine all edges gilt and rolled edges. Just a lovely unsigned binding. No foxing. Rarely found in this condition.. First Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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        TESOURO HERALDICO DE PORTUGAL [REEDIÇÃO].

      - Tratado de Armaria Portuguesa e Arte de Brazonar os Escudos dos Reis e Famílias Nobres destes Reinos. Por. Cavaleiro da Ordem de S. Bento de Aviz, Cavaleiro Fidalgo da Casa Real, Provedor Cosmógrafo da Comarca de Tavira, Major do Real Corpo de Engenheiros. Lisboa 1820. [Reedição do Gabinete de Estudos Heraldicos e Genealógicos]. 1958 - 1963. Obra em 4 volumes. De 30x21 cm. Com 184, 248, 152 e 159 pags. Encadernações em precalina verde. Ilustrado no 4º volume com a descrição gráfica da armaria portuguesa e dos seus campos de honra. Exemplar dedicatória de oferta no anterrosto. Location/localizacao: 7-3-B-10

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        A Narrative of a Journey into Persia, and Residence at Teheran: Containing a Descriptive Itinerary from Constantinople to the Persian Capital . From the French of M. Tancoigne, attached to the Embassy of General Gardane

      - London: Printed for William Wright, 1820. 8vo. (8 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches). Engraved folding map after Arrowsmith, hand colored engraved plate. Twentieth century half smooth tan calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, morocco lettering piece in the second. First edition in English of a noted French epistolary narrative describing an Embassy to Persia. "Tancoigne was attached to the French embassy in Persia from 1807 to 1809" (Atabey). First published in French, this first English edition includes a charming hand colored plate of the interior of a harem. This one volume edition is dedicated to Mirza- Aboul-Hassan-Khan, the Persian Ambassador in London; the dedication reads: "The following Letters, in which an impartial though flattering picture, of the present state of Persia is given, and above all, ample justice has been done to the virtues and talents of his illustrious and enlightened soverign." Atabey 1193 (first edition in French); Wilson, p.222; Weber I:82. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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