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      Altkolorierter Kupferstich in Punktiermanier von Chapuy nach Pierre-Joseph Redouté, gedruckt bei Rémond aus "Les Roses" um 1820. 27.8x22 cm. - Oben links schwacher Braunfleck.

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        The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq

      Edinburgh, London- Arch. Constable and Co., Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and John Murray, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A finely bound twelve volume set of The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Twelve Volumes, complete. Rebound with the original boards, except Volume X. A letter concerning this set of Walter Scott, from Henry Babington Smith, dated May 1923,is contained herewith. There is an ink inscription on the front blank of Volume 1 from Mary Babington, dated 1820. With Henry Prior's bookseller label on the front pastedown of Volumes I-IX, and XI-XII. Volume X is bound by Maltbys of Oxford. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, 1771 1832, was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time and is considered by some as responsible for inventing the modern historical novel. After Scott had founded a printing press, his poetry, beginning with The Lay of the Last Minstrel brought him fame. He published a number of other poems over the next ten years, including the popular The Lady of the Lake. Whilst Scott is considerably more popular as an author, his poetry is not to be overlooked. Sir Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI, 1863 1923, was a senior British civil servant. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read classics. Amongst his numerous positions, Babington Smith became principal private secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, private secretary to Lord Elgin on his appointment as Viceroy of India, and Treasury representative in the South African War. In 1900 he became British representative on the Council of Administration of the Ottoman Public Debt, becoming its chairman in 1901. In 1903 he returned home to become secretary to the General Post Office. In 1909 he became president of the National Bank of Turkey. The First World War saw him holding a variety of posts connected with finance, including deputy governor of the British Trade Corporation. In 1918 he accompanied Lord Reading to the United States as Assistant Commissioner and Minister Plenipotentiary. After the war, he chaired the Indian Finance and Currency Committee and the Railway Amalgamation Tribunal in 1921. He was appointed a director of the Bank of England in 1920. Smith was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours for his services in the United States. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The front hinge of volume 1 is slightly strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing, with some discolouration to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with only very slight browning to the page edges, and occasional spotting, becoming most prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea &c

      Edinburgh, c. 1820. Copper engraving, 48 x 53 cms, original hand-colour, from Thomson’s ‘New General Atlas’; major caravan routes are marked. Thomson made his fortune through his extremely successful 'New General Atlas', but in the 1820s he bankrupted himself, twice (in the process of creating his large-scale 'Atlas of Scotland' in a burst of patriotic pride) and he disappears from the historical record. Thomson's maps are characteristic of the Edinburgh school of cartography which flourished at the beginning of the nineteenth-century and is noted for its clarity and elegance; other exponents include John Cary and John Pinkerton.

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      PARIS, 1820 ca.Due  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, 9 in un volume e 10 nell'altro, tavole fuori testo, incise e montate su tela con stacchi per la piegatura, raffiguranti altrettanti territori del  centro-est e sud-est della Francia;" ogni tavola è numerata da una fettuccina incollata in alto e , al verso della tela, reca l'etichetta con dicitura "" CH. PICQUET, Géographe ordinaire du Roi et de S.A.R. Monsig.r le Duc d'Orléans"", al centro dell'etichetta, il territorio geografico rappresentato in coloritura coeva. La serie è parte della grandiosa Carte de France, in 180 fogli,  iniziata dalla famiglia di cartografi Cassini nel 1750 e proseguita nella pubblicazione fin verso il 1860. Le tavole hanno misure diverse, la maggior parte misura cm 92x60 e con 21 stacchi a consentirne  la piegatura.  Opera di straordinaria precisione cartografica su grande scala. Esemplare in splendida conservazione

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        Marchand de Paniers Original Nineteenth Century Watercolor of French Tradesman

      British Isles : c. 1820. Archivally framed in Ivory rag matting with neo-classical gilt moulding. Fine condition A scarce and charming original early nineteenth century watercolor painting on wove paper. (7 x 7.25 inches, 177 x 186 mm.) The painting has been tipped onto ecru wove album paper of the period, as was the custom, yet the watercolors remain vibrant and rich. Although the origin of this lovely painting is unknown, a refined and experienced hand clearly created this detailed and elegant composition. The details are fine; both the tones and shading display the painter's astute understanding of composition and perspective. The artist no doubt was an armchair or "parlor" watercolorist, likely an aristocratic gentlewoman or man who sought inspiration from the vast array of published volumes, complete with engraved plates, of the trades, and costumes of then exotic regions of the globe, thus the inspiration seems apparent.

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        Don Juan. Cantos 1-XVI

      Thomas Davison / John Hunt 1820-24, London - The full foolscap octavo edition of Don Juan, preceded in each case by quarto editions in the same year. Cantos I-II are from an early but not first printing, with 1820 date at base of title page but no statement of "New Edition" (as seems somewhat common, though this issue appears unmentioned by Wise). The remaining volumes are first printings. WISE II, p.3-8. Six volumes bound in three. Demy-octavos (16.5cm); contemporary full diced calf; bound including original title pages; half-titles and terminal leaves where called for. An attractive set in contemporary binding, sympathetically re-backed preserving the original endpapers as well as most of the original spines and spine labels. Early printed bookplate of John Colston to each front pastedown, with later inked ex-libris ("J. Hames") added beneath each printed portion.

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        The Scotish Minstrel - A Selection From the Vocal Melodies of Scotland Ancient & Modern Arranged for the Piano Forte - Volumes 1-IV (of VI) - Bound in 2 Volumes

      Edinburgh: Rob't Purdie. IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION, with mylar jackets. SCARCE. Circa 1820. First Edition, with address of Publisher as 70 Princes Street. viii, 4pp, 108pp, [2] 4pp, 102pp; [2] 4pp, 108pp, [2] 4pp, 104pp. Uniformly bound in 3/4 leather and marbled paper, raised bands on spines, title vignettes. Covers rubbed, corner wear, wear to upper/lower backstrip edges, lacks ffp's, interior foxing, occasional notation, light corner damp mark first few leaves in one volume. With ARMORIAL BOOKPLATES of Charles A. Ward. ENGRAVED THROUGHOUT. With musical notation.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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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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        Handlingar till upplysning i Manhemsförbundets historia.

      Sthlm, J. Imnelius, 1820. 8:o. 128 s. Fint brunt hklbd från slutet av 1800-talet med brun titeletikett av skinn och brunstänkta snitt (Hedberg). Titelbladet har en gammal lagning nedtill i inre marginalen. Några smärre fuktränder i övre och inre marginalen på s. 5-16 och i nedre marginalen på s. 5-16 och 33-64. En pappersförlust i nedre hörnet på s. 119. Med Ernst Meyers exlibris.. Almquistiana 299. Manhemsförbundet var en förening med götiskt-kristet program som Almquist blev medlem i 1816. Bland medlemmarna återfanns J. A. Hazelius och hans bröder, A. A. Afzelius, P. D. A. Atterbom, J. Börjesson, C. F. Dahlgren och A. Fryxell. "Handlingar till upplysning i Manhemsförbundets historia" riktar sig till en större publik. Almquist redogör för de olika graderna i förbundets organisation och deras symbolik och mystik. Kritik kom från det antiromantiska, konservativa lägret och succén som han hoppats på uteblev. Trycket är en omarbetning av det förslag till förbundet som Almquist presenterade 1816. Den inre titeln lyder: "Förslag till Manhems-förbundets organismus; till förbundets pröfning inlemnadt år 1816 af en dess medlem; öfversedt och utveckladt."

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        Limited edition replica of the Sydney Punchbowl in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

      Jingdezhen, China, for,: Hordern House, Sydney,, 2013.. Porcelain bowl, 450 mm. diameter, 170 mm height; hand-painted with a panoramic scene of Sydney Cove circa 1820 around the outside and a group of Aboriginal figures on the inside; finished with exquisite floral and gilded banding. The Sydney Punchbowl: Hordern House announce the creation of a replica of the precious original Chinese bowl in the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.Only twenty-five examples will be available for sale. A further three examples have been reserved for presentation: to Her Excellency the Governor of New South Wales for Government House, Sydney; to the State Library of New South Wales; and to the Chinese government.One of the most fascinating of all the great rarities and unique treasures held in the State Library of New South Wales is the so-called Sydney Punchbowl, a fine large porcelain bowl manufactured in China around 1820, decorated with a panoramic scene of Sydney Cove around the outside and a group of Aboriginal figures on the inside, and finished with exquisite floral and gilded banding.The bowl still has many secrets which are part of its allure and charm: why was it made; who was its first owner; who was it given to; whose are the initials which appear in gold on the side; why did it reappear in London in the early twentieth century; what is its relationship to the similar but not identical bowl (with a different view of Sydney) that surfaced some years ago in America and is now in the Australian National Maritime Museum... These are all questions for which art-historians have long sought answers and which continue to tantalise them. At the same time the bowl raises interesting points about colonial society and its aspirations: how the colony wished to be seen by a distant audience, and about early trading links between Australia and China and the Chinese market.In late 2013 the replica bowl will be launched at the State Library. Five years in the planning and creation, the replica bowls have been made for Sydney rare book dealers Hordern House by Chinese craftsmen faithfully using traditional methods in the so- called "porcelain city" of Jingdezhen (Ching-te-Chen). Numerous prototype bowls have travelled between Sydney and Jingdezhen until the design, shape and hand-painted colours and gilding have become as true and accurate a representation of the unique and beautiful original as it is possible to be.Experts within the Library, including Elizabeth Ellis, Paul Brunton, and current Mitchell Librarian, Richard Neville, have long had a keen interest in the bowl and its background. Elizabeth Ellis OAM, former Mitchell Librarian and now an emeritus curator of the Library, has already written about the bowl, most recently in an article published in 2013 in Australiana, the journal of the Australiana Society. She has now developed this as a study to accompany the bowl, thus adding important explanatory and contextual information. This text has been finely produced as a monograph in a special limited edition to accompany each of the replica bowls; a version of the work has been produced separately for public sale and is available from Hordern House directly or from the Library Shop at the State Library of New South Wales.Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales, has graciously agreed to launch the Sydney Punchbowl Replica in the course of a reception at the State Library of New South Wales on Tuesday 22 October.

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        Don Juan. Cantos 1-XVI

      Thomas Davison / John Hunt London: Thomas Davison / John Hunt, 1820-24. The full foolscap octavo edition of Don Juan, preceded in each case by quarto editions in the same year. Cantos I-II are from an early but not first printing, with 1820 date at base of title page but no statement of "New Edition" (as seems somewhat common, though this issue appears unmentioned by Wise). The remaining volumes are first printings. WISE II, p.3-8. Six volumes bound in three. Demy-octavos (16.5cm); contemporary full diced calf; bound including original title pages; half-titles and terminal leaves where called for. An attractive set in contemporary binding, sympathetically re-backed preserving the original endpapers as well as most of the original spines and spine labels. Early printed bookplate of John Colston to each front pastedown, with later inked ex-libris ("J. Hames") added beneath each printed portion.

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        Carte de l'Empire du Japon

      Kupferstich-Karte nach Jacques Nicolas Bellin aus Jean François La Harpe 1820. 22x31.8 cm. - Campbell, Japan 70 vgl. - Walter OAG 108 vgl. - Datiert 1752. Hübsche kleine Karte Japans mit Kartusche und Gradnetz. Die Inseln Nippon, Xixoco und Ximo mit Einteilung in die Provinzen, mit Städten, Flüssen und Gebirgen.

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        Forestilling af Branden i Kjøbenhavn som den viiste sig den 5 Juni 1795 om Aftenen, tagen fra Slotsplassen da Admiralitets=Bÿgningen, Nicolai Taarn, tilligemed Skipperboderne og Strækningen fra Admiralgaden langs med Stranden forbie Höÿbrostræde stod i Lue.

      Kobberstik af A. Flint efter forlæg af C. F. Stanley. 25 x 40 cm, inkl. tekst. [Trykket er formentlig fra omkring 1820 - 1830]. Papiret er med vertikal midterfold. Nyere, forgyldt ramme med passepartout fra Brock Rammer. Rammen måler 41 x 57 cm. - Særdeles god kolorering

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      London., 1820-1826. Pl.151. Mounted size 28 cm x 37 cm Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. From 'Geraniaceæ. The natural order of Gerania, illustrated by coloured figures and descriptions; comprising the numerous and beautiful mule-varieties cultivated in the gardens of Great Britain, with directions for their treatment.' Published by James Ridgeway in London.

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

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

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        La Verdad Aunque Amargue, Es Muchas Veces el Objeto Precioso de la

      1820. [Censorship]. [N., Pseudonym]. La Verdad Aunque Amargue, Es Muchas Veces el Objeto Precioso de la Libertad de Imprenta. [Running Title]. Mexico City: S.n., October 28, 1820. 8 pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/4"). Unbound sheets, as issued. Minor smudges and some light staining, otherwise fine. * First printing of a pamphlet defending the imprisoned liberal pamphleteer Rafael Davila. Freedom of the press was granted under the Constitution of 1812. Repudiated by Ferdinand VII in 1814, but eventually revived after the revolt of Rafael del Riego y Nunez in 1820. Richard H. Dillon notes Davila's importance and observes: "Pamphlets constitute the major source of fresh new material on nineteenth-century and earlier Mexico.... [O]ne can find no surer guide to the troublous times of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Mexico than these booklets. Written in the heat of argument, of battle, of revolution, they bring to life a time and place removed from us by hundreds of miles and years.": The Hispanic American Historical Review 45, No. 2 (May 1965), 270-271. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 98934. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 359296.

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        Andachtsbuch enthaltend Morgen- Abend- Beicht- Communion- und Mess-Gebethe nebst andern Übungen der Frömmigkeit

      S.l., : s.n. [Italy?, ca. 1820]. 8vo. Tall 8vo (205 x 140 mm). 172 pp. Engraved frontispiece by Gio. Cagnola after Raphael, with Italian caption. Wood-engraved title vignette of Jesus, woodcut tail-pieces. Printed in large roman types on pale green paper. Contemporary blind- and gold-tooled dark blue morocco, covers with a large ornamental block stamped in blind within gold-tooled leafy roll border with small blossom tools at corners, smooth spine panelled with gilt ornaments, cream moiré endpapers; lower cover a bit rubbed, spine worn with slight loss at foot, corners bumped, upper inner hinge weak, soiling to endleaves ; internally fine. Provenance: Marie-Louise of Austria (Empress of the French 1810-1814, Duchess of Parma from 1814), according to inserted manuscript notes.***& & An unrecorded edition of a Catholic prayerbook, containing prayers for matins, verspers, confession, communion and mass, evidently printed in Italy for the use of German-speaking practicants. Clearly not for commercial distribution, finely printed in large clear roman types, some pages with side-bars printed vertically, the book must have been printed in a small number for the use of a congregation or even for an aristocratic household. This copy includes two autograph notes, in Italian and French, stating that the copy was used by Her Majesty Marie-Louise (“Libro di preghiera in tedesco di cui faceva uso sua Maeista Maria Luigia”), and a third inserted slip containing a ms. transcription of the prayer Salve Regina, in a contemporary hand. Marie Louise, Napoleon’s second wife, Empress of France from 1810, was awarded the Duchies of Parma, Piacenza, and Guastalla by the Treaty of Fontainebleau at the time of Napoleon’s abdication in 1814, and ruled over those territories until her death in 1847.& & Not in NUC, OCLC, ICCU, etc., no other copies located.

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        Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London

      24 - London - W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A record of the meetings and discussions held by the Horticultural Society of London between 1820 and 1824. Five volumes of seven. Volumes I to IV are editions third, third, second, first and first respectively. The coloured plates are all missing, but the black and white plates remain. Volume I was published in 1820, sixteen years after the founding of the Horticultural Society of London. The society gained its present name, the Royal Horticultural Society, in a Royal Charter granted in 1861. With an engraved title page to every volume and essays by horticulturalists including Thomas Andrew Knight, Sir Joseph Banks, and John Lindley. Of 102 plates listed in the table of contents, 52 are present, all of which are black and white. There are alsoa small number of in-text illustrations. With three folding plates: plate 2 in volume I, plate 22 in volume II and plate 18 in volume IV. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, rather rubbed and worn. Five joints are cracked and two backstrips are lifting. Internally, bindings loosening in places. Many pages are starting and some are detached but present. Some pages are unopened. Occasional small closed tears to pages. Bright with occasional handling marks and spotting. The only plates presentare as follows:volume I:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and14. Volume II: 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 15, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30. Volume III: 5, 7 and 13. Volume IV: 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 22. Volume V: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 and 20. Overall: FAIR.

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      - Madrid, 1820. Imp. De D. Leonardo Nuñez. Pasta española con tejuelo. XI+296 pp. 21x15,2 cm. VITRINA SJ DERECHO

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        SMITH'S CLASSICAL ATLAS Containing Distinct Maps of the Countries Described in Ancient History, Both Sacred and Profane

      London:: Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller Extraordinary to His Majestry.. 1820.. Folio. 16" x 12-5/8". 2nd Edition, 1st published in 1809. Unpaginated. Printed index page.. Period brown half-sheep binding with marbled paper boards.. General binding wear. Ffep creased. Maps clean. A VG copy.. Regions displayed include: The entire area of Europe, Asia & Africa; Britannia; Gallia; Hispania; Germania; Italia; Macedonia et Thracia: Graeciae; Asia Minor; Regiones inter Euphraten et Indum; Palaestina; Africa & ®gyuptus. & & OCLC shows 4 holdings, of which 2 are in the US. . Engraved title page. 22 regions, depicted on 14 hand-colored maps, of which 9 are double page.

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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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        Proof That Pres. Monroe Received the Counsel of Thomas Jefferson During the Missouri Crisis of 1820, But Ignored It

      Proof That Pres. Monroe Received the Counsel of Thomas Jefferson During the Missouri Crisis of 1820, But Ignored It.& And Jefferson was right, correctly warning that disunion and war could result from dividing the country geographically, free state and slave state& & The first great crisis over slavery occurred when Missouri requested to be admitted to the Union as a slave state in 1819. The number of slave and free states was then balanced at 11 each, and admission would upset that balance. Both north and south staked out positions based on sectionalism, rather than nationalism, the first time this had occurred. The debates in Congress were intense. With so many territories in the west still thinly settled or not settled at all (and the certainty that additional requests for admission would be presented as these territories were populated and qualified for statehood), it was clear that this divisive issue could recur again and again. Congress thus sought to settle the question once and for all by admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free one, and more importantly, by drawing a line below which slavery would be permitted in the territories and above which it would be forbidden. The Missouri Compromise appeared to most to be a perfect solution, but some were troubled by the implications of drawing a physical line between north and south, and thereby creating defined sections where once there was a union. In March, 1820, Jefferson received word of the details of the Compromise essentially agreed upon in Congress. He was appalled by the very idea of reducing a political disagreement to geographical terms. On April 5, 1820, he wrote to Mark Hill, a Maine congressman, that "The idea of a geographical line, once suggested, will brood in the minds of all those who prefer the gratification of their ungovernable passions to the peace and union of their country." We offer a letter that proves that Pres. Monroe was shown this exact letter to Hill (and was thus aware of Jefferson's opposition to the Missouri Compromise); in fact it is the very cover letter with which Monroe returned the Jefferson letter to Hill. & & Autograph Letter Signed as President to Mark Hill, April 13, 1820. "Mr. Monroe has perused Mr. Jefferson's letter with pleasure, which he now returns to Mr. Hill, with thanks for his attention." Just days later, Jefferson wrote the famous letter saying that the Missouri question was a "firebell in the night," and promised to be the knell of the Union. Despite Jefferson's opposition, Monroe felt that he had no choice but to sign the Missouri Compromise. Ultimately Jefferson proved to be correct; dividing the nation geographically seemed to freeze attitudes and actions along sectional lines, and was the first step to Civil War. See Jefferson and His Time by Malone for a full discussion.

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        The Last Dying Speech and Confession of Ann Heytrey, Who Was

      1820. [Murder Broadside]. Ann Heytrey [d. 1820]. The Last Dying Speech and Confession of Ann Heytrey, Who Was Executed at Warwick, on Wednesday, April 12, 1820, For the Wilful Murder of Mrs. Dormer, wife of Mr. Joseph Dormer, of the Dial House, Ashow, Warwickshire. [Leicester]: Martin, printer, 1820. Single-sided 10" x 9" leaf, large woodcut depicted execution at head. Light browning, a few fold lines and minor tears. * Primarily a summary of trial testimony and Heytrey's conduct after her conviction. With one column of verse, a warning to young women. The murder of Mrs. Dormer was committed on July 29, 1819. Date of imprint from date of execution. Ann Heytrey, an attractive twenty-one year old servant was sent to the Warwick gallows in April 1820 for the murder of her employer, Mrs. Sarah Dormer, at Dial House Farm, Ashow. She was hanged on July 29, 1819. OCLC locates 1 copy (at Harvard Law School).

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        ESSAI SUR L'HISTOIRE ANCIENNE ET MODERNE DE LA NOUVELLE RUSSIE Statistique des provinces qui la composent. Fondation d'Odessa ; ses progrès, son état actuel ; détails sur son commerce. Voyage en Crimée, dans l'intérêt de l'agriculture et du commerce. Avec cartes, vues, plans, etc. Dédié à S.M. L'Empereur Alexandre Ier.

      - Paris, Rey et Gravier, 1820. 3 vol Tomo I: VI p., 355 p. 1 lámina plegada (Aquatinta)., 1 mapa plegado (Carte de la nouvelle russie) = Tomo II: 387 p. 1 lámina (Aquatinta)., 1 mapa plegado ( Carte de la Crimée) = tomo III: 345 p., 1 lámina (plan d' Odessa) 1 mapa plegado (Plan de la ville d'Odessa)., 4 láminas (aquatinta)., 1 lámina (plan de Taganrog). Buen estado con todos sus margenes, sin desbarbar (intonso) Manchas de oxido en los 3 vols. Sin encuadernar con guardas originales, estas con alguna falta. Año: 1820

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        Hunting Silhouettes

      [Germany?]: No Publisher, 1820. Four hunting silhouettes pasted and bound into twentieth century half vellum and boards, with a vellum title label to upper cover. Slight loss to vellum at foot of spine, title label slightly dulled. Internally some very light foxing to paper, silhouettes all complete. From the library of CFGR Schwerdt, with his round bookplate to front pastedown. The silhouettes depict stag hunting, probably German in origin, see Schwerdt III, pg. 24. Half Vellum and Boards. Good+. 4to (Oblong).

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      London: Eyre and Strahan, 1820 (New Psalms dated 1818 with separate title page). Fine. Stereotype edition Large 8vo. 648p; 104p. Engraved frontispiece of Christ Crucified from the New Testament published by C. Egleton. Sumptuously bound in full black straight grain morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title and effusive gilt panel decorations, the covers with large central gilt device with a series of borders in gilt rolls and geometric designs in blind Griffiths 1820: 1.

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        A PICTURE OF MARGATE, AND ITS VICINITY. By W.C. Oulton, Esq. Author of the Traveller's Guide, Etc., Etc. Illustrated with a Map and Twenty Views, Engraved by J.J.Shury, from Drawings by Captain G. Varlo, R.M.

      Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, Paternoster Row. 1820 - First Edition, half title + engraved map + engraved title-page + letterpress title-page + preface [ii] + 5-124 pp. + [1 pp. list of plates] , illustrated with 19 engraved views (the engraved title-page has a plate of St Johns Church which forms the 20th plate). In this copy the unnumbered list of plates is bound at the end, instead of after the letterpress title-page, as in some copies, which accounts for the pagination of the prelims (vi), when only [iv] are present. This example is complete in every way. Bound in contemporary half calf, gilt, over marbled boards. Occasional foxing marks as usual, and a slight damp stain occasionally affecting the lower margin of the plates, though the images are unaffected. An attractive copy of this, now very scarce, item. Fine early 19th century view book and descriptive guide of the town and harbour of Margate, here described in accurate detail, giving probably the best record of the town at this time. Steam boats with hordes of visitors are depicted, and the thoroughfares and bathing establishments of the town, as well as more prosaic edifices such Cobb's Brewery and The Prevention Post, windmills, etc., etc. A charming guide which depicts the town in words and fine engraved views. KENT THANET KENT

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        The Whole Works Of The Reverend Mr John Flavel To Which Is Addes An Alphabetical Table (Six Volumes) (Once owned by Arthur Pink) (Signed by Pink and his publisher, Herendeen)

      London: W Baynes and Son, 1820. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. (Religion) The Whole Works Of The Reverend Mr John Flavel To Which Is Addes An Alphabetical Table (Six Volumes) (Once owned by Arthur Pink). Has a provenance trail from Pink's publisher, I.C. Herendeen. Bears stamps throughout of Herendeen and Newport News pastor George B. Fletcher. Has Inscription from Herenden to Fletcher. Rebound in plain library buckram. Underlining throughout. Well used, but complete. Signed by Herendeen and Pink! Toning. Volume six has binding shaken. Fair condition overall to the set. Octavo.

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      - Monumental edição nacional illustrada com magníficos retratos dos patriotas mais illustres d?aquella epocha. Livraria Portuense Lopes e Cª ? Editores. Porto. 1901, 1888 e 1889. 4 volumes. De 25x18 cm. Com 704, 687-xiii, 710-xiii e 727-xi-7 pags. Encadernações com lombadas e cantos em pele. Ilustrado em extra-texto com retratos compostos por artistas nacionais, entre os quais; João Marques da Silva Oliveira; Caetano Moreira; Joaquim Vitorino Ribeiro; e Columbano Borballo Pinheiro. Location/localizacao: 7-A1-B-1

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        The Odyssey of Homer,

      24 - C. Whittingham and J. F. Dove, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Six volumes of classic titles, uniformly bound. With bookseller's labels to each front pastedown of Thomas Hodgson Stationer, of St. John Street, Liverpool. With an illustrated title page to each volume, plus further engravings to three volumes. Copperplate inscription to front free endpaper of 'Solitude', of one Edward J. Wilson. With publisher's catalogue to rear of two volumes. Condition: In original hardback bindings with cloth covered spines and leather spine labels. Externally, sound with wear to extremities and marks to boards. Some rear boards close-cropped. Internally, binding of two volumes loosening slightly in places, otherwise generally firmly bound. Generally bright. Foxing to first and last few pages of all volumes and occasional foxing and handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Chansons Joyeuses et de Table par Piron, Collé, Gallet, Panard, etc. etc

      Paris. Chez les Marchands de Nouveautés [no date], [c. 1820.]. 64mo, 68 x 52 mms., pp, [ii], 254, with woodcut frontispiece and woodcut vignette of three of the authors named on the title-page, original wrappers, uncut, one or two leaves unopened, paper label on spine; outer margins very slightly rubbed, and many corners turned, but a good copy. The amusing frontispiece, with the gentleman's top hat strategically placed (anticipating the jokey cartoons of Donald McGill) gives a fairish indication of the contents, with many erotic songs, as well as others extolling Bacchus. The other authors include Charles-Francois Panard (1689 - 1765), Charles Collé (1709 - 1783), M. Gallet (1698 - 1757). The only copy that I have located is in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.

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        Beschrijving van Zeeland, zijnde het negende en tiende deel van den Tegenwoordigen staat der Vereenigde Nederlanden, ten deele vervolgd.

      Middelburg, S. van Benthem, 1820. - IV+286+(1) pp. Met lijst van 74 buitenplaatsen, gesloopt in Walcheren. Gebonden. Half kalfsleer uit de tijd, rug verguld, met roodleren titelschildje. Goed ex.

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA, to the sources of the Senegal and Gambia, Performed By Command of the French Government, in the Year 1818...edited by T.E. Bowdich, Esq., conductor of the mission to Ashantee

      London: Printed for Henry Colburn and Co., 1820. First edition in English. With a large folding map, stipple-engraved frontispiece and six uncoloured aquatint plates. 4to, contemporary three-quarterhalf calf over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on the spine. xii, 380 pp.; includes itinerary and vocabulary lists. A fine copy, very bright and crisp and quite clean but for some typical spotting here and there, the antique spine sometime expertly restored, inner front hinge with paper support. “It was at first my intention, when I set out for the interior of Western Africa, to explore anew the countries which Mungo Park had visited; but being soon convinced of the impossibility of making discoveries, or even of traveling at all in that quarter, I resolved to strike out a new track; and after penetrating into the continent, I followed a line parallel to the meridian. The regions which I had to traverse in pursuing this direction, were almost unknown, and afforded scope for observations equally numerous and interesting. Thus the result answered my expectations, and I attained, in a great measure, the object which I had in view. Well-informed persons to whom I communicated the notes made in my journal, encouraged me to arrange them and to publish a narrative of the events, which during my enterprize had involved me in so many dangers. From the following sheets the reader will perceive that the manner in which I was obliged to travel, prevented me from prosecuting my researches so far as I could have wished.” Abbey, Travel 273. This volume is filled with the author’s descriptions of history, geography, animals, religion, culture and his experiences in tribal kingdoms. Mollien got to know the peoples of various tribes in equatorial Africa, as well as their royalty.

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        Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video Consisting of Twenty-four Views: Accompanied with Descriptions of the Scenery, and of the Costumes, Manners Etc. Of the Inhabitants of Those Cities and Their Environs

      London: R. Ackermann, 1820. xxviii, 115pp, [1], 24 plates. Original boards. Rebacked, boards bumped and rubbed to edges, one or two white spots to upper cover, corners bumped and worn. Internally some light soiling and offsetting, some plates with faint offsetting from text but generally clean, folding plates a little creased at outer edge, plates with stab-holes to outer margins. Twenty-four colour plates (four folding). Housed in a modern morocco-backed cloth drop-back box with raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to third, date to foot, with silver flower device to fourth and fifth panels. Tooley 495, the "only notable colour plate book dealing with the Argentine", Abbey Travel 698. First Edition. Hardback. Good+. Folio.

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      London: James Reynolds, [1820]. First Edition. Hardcover. Scattered light foxing; one plate in Cockburn--"Fluellen"--with a clean 2" tear into the image repaired on the verso with tape. Very Good. Incomplete copies of both works bound together in one volume, quarto (6-1/2" x 9-1/2"), half green morocco leather with gilt designs and a gilt-lettered leather spine label. Each engraved title is present, and each volume has 49 of the original 60 steel engravings present, giving a total of 100 of the original 122 engravings present. Two of the finest steel-engraved illustrated books of the 19th century.

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        Swiss Scenery From Drawings By Major Cockburn

      London: Rodwell & Martin, 1820. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. Aeg. Near Fine./No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. 27 1/2 x 18 1/2 cm. Sixty steel plates engraved by Heath, Owen, Lacey, et al (with tissue guards), including vignette title and frontispiece. Plate Index. Bound without letterpress title. Each plate described in English (recto) and French (verso). "Cockburn, an officer of the Artillery is the author of several books of travel which he illustrated." [see: BRYAN, Vol.I, p.308]. Moderate toning to first few leaves, plates and text generally bright and clean, slight extremity rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt.

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        Ruth and Boaz

      circa 1820. Watercolor heightened with india ink, repaired tear lower left, small spots of gum arabic lower center, otherwise in good condition, the colors very fresh. 18½ x 25½ inches. This fine Biblical scene is from the Book of Ruth, chapter 2, in which Boaz, owner of the fields being worked, tells Ruth that she is welcome to glean ther (gather what has been left behind) and that she will be safe. Ruth kneels to the ground: "Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, 'Why have I found grace in they eyes that thou shouldst take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?" verse 3. Boaz answers, in effect, that it is because he knows she is an orphan and a stranger that he welcomes her.

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        Carte de l'Hemisphere Austral montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les plus célebres par le Capitaine Jacques Cook

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Benard aus Jean François de La Harpe 1820. 55x55 cm. - Tooley, Antarctica 76 vgl. - Tooley, Australia 335 vgl. - Darstellung in Rund des Südpols (Antarktis) und des Südpolarmeeres mit Australien, Neuseeland, dem südlichen Afrika und dem Süden Südamerikas. Eingezeichnet sind die Routen der Entdecker Cook, Bouvet, Halley, Furneaux, Wallis u.a. bis 1775. In den Kartenecken Auflistungen der "vor kurzem" entdeckten Inseln mit ihren Koordinaten.

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        Andrew Jackson SIGNED x2 1820 Hand Written Receipt

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Good. Hand written receipt for the making of clothes and the buttons and fabric to make them. It is dated November 23rd, 1820 and is signed twice by Jackson, once on the front and once on the back. Payment was to a John E. Linn. He paid $22.75 for cloths for JJ. Hutchins, Charles and Andrew Jackson Donelson. A.J. Donelson was the future President's adopted son and would be his secretary during his presidency! Signatures are very bold and clear. 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Splitting at a one-time fold in the middle.

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        Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence

      1820. [United States]. Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation; The Constitution of the United States; And the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union, Viz. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, Illinois, Alabama, Maine. Washington: Printed and Published by Gales and Seaton, 1820. [iv], 409 pp. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4"). Recent period-style calf, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, untrimmed edges. Toning, light foxing in a few places. A few tiny ink spots on title page, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * Second edition. With the constitutions of the newly-admitted states of Alabama and Maine and an appendix containing Federal and state amendments enacted between 1808 and 1816. This book is the first compilation of its kind since the ratification of the United States Constitution. The first edition was published in 1819. Later editions were published in 1822 and 1823. OCLC locates 7 copies of the 1820 edition, 2 in law libraries (USC, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3014.

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        Original 19th Century Watercolor of Chinese Tradesman: A Chinese Canister Maker

      British Isles: c. 1820. Fine condition A scarce and charming original early nineteenth century watercolor painting on wove paper. (8.25 x 7.75 inches, 209 x 196 mm.) The painting has been tipped onto ecru wove album paper of the period, as was the custom, yet the watercolors remain vibrant and rich. Although the origin of this lovely painting is unknown, a refined and experienced hand clearly created this detailed and elegant composition. Seated on a small wooden block, a Chinese Canister Maker solders circular sheets of tin with melted lead creating the vessels for tea and other dry goods. On the foreground two iron skillets holding lead are melting over open makeshift flames. Assorted tools of the forger's trade surround the craftsman. The details are fine; both the tones and shading display the painter's astute understanding of composition and perspective. The artist no doubt was an armchair or "parlor" watercolorist, likely an aristocratic gentlewoman or man who sought inspiration from the vast array of published volumes, complete with engraved plates, of the trades, and costumes of the then exotic regions of the globe. The trades and costumes of China were well documented by the turn of the nineteenth century, thus the inspiration seems apparent. & &

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        Tales of the Genii

      London - J. Booker et al, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Tales of the Genii is a collection of stories by James Kenneth Ridley based on those of the Arabian Nights. With illustrated half titles and engraved plates drawn by R. Westall . First published in two volumes in 1764, was issued under the pen name 'Sir Charles Morell', supposedly British Ambassador at Bombay. In two volumes complete. Ridley's Tales were allegedly composed by an imam named Horam and translated from a Persian manuscript; in actuality, they were products of Ridley's imagination. The Tales belong to a genre of imitation Orientalia popular in the 18th century; in its own time and after, Ridley's book was compared to Samuel Johnson's Rasselas. James Kenneth Ridley (1736 - 1765) was an English author. He wrote two novels, The History of James Lovegrove, Esquire and The Schemer, or the Universal Satirist, by that Great Philosopher Helter van Scelter; but he is mainly remembered for his Tales of the Genii. Condition: In contemporarylong-grain morocco. Externally, generally smart but with slightwear to extremities and the odd mark and slight ink stain to boards. Front hinges strained, previous reinforcement to rear hinges. Internally, firmly bound but with front blanks missing due to hinges. Bright but with occasional slight foxing, mostly to plates and with the odd handling mark. Evidence of previous bookplates to front pastedowns. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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

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

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      Baltimore: Printed by Joseph Robinson, 1820.. 47pp. Gathered signatures, string-tied, as issued. Uniform, light tanning. Vertical crease. Very good. Untrimmed. A scarce pamphlet arguing that the federal government has no right to interfere in the extension or prohibition of slavery into newly-admitted states of the Union. Rather, Learned maintains that the issue should be decided by the states themselves. Learned's tract, written at the height of the controversy over the admission of Missouri into the Union, which culminated in the Missouri Compromise, is in response to Daniel Raymond's THE MISSOURI QUESTION, published in 1819. Learned allows that slavery is a "moral evil," but argues that "the condition of the slave is better in a free Government, for his protection by the laws is more sure." He goes on to contend that spreading slavery into the new states is beneficial to the slaves, lessening the evil of slavery in the old states, and improving their condition in the new states. A scarce argument for states' rights, this is the first copy we have ever owned. HOWES L166a. SABIN 39538. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 1919. WORK, p.331. DUMOND, p.73.

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