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        L'Amfiteatro a Pompei

      (Italien, ca. 1820).. Orig.-Aquarell auf Papier. 12 x 18 cm. Unter Passepartout. Gerahmt.

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

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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      London, Thomas Boys, and Thorp and Burch, 1820.. A Collection of nearly 400 Entertaining Experiments in various Branches of Science; including Acoustics, Arithmetic, Chemistry, Electricity, Hydraulics, Hydrostatics, Magnetism, Mechanics, Optics, Wonders of the Air Pump, all the Popular Tricks and Changes of the Cards &c. To which is added a Complete System of Pyrotechny; or the Art of Making Fireworks. The Whole so clearly explained as to be within the reach of the most limited Capacity. Third edition, circa 1820. Small 8vo, 155 x 95 mm, 6" x 3¾ inches, 8 panel folding frontispiece with 19 images, a few illustrations in the text, pages xi, 216 plus leaf of adverts, original publisher's printed boards, edges untrimmed. Head of spine chipped with loss, external hinges cracked, but still holding firmly, corners bumped, boards darkened, outer margin of folding plate age browned, not affecting image, occasional fox spot but overall a good tight copy, no loose pages and still in original state. See Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, Volume I, page 97 No. 258 ( the imprint reversed the same as the Roland Winder copy). In addition to the card tricks there are numerous parlour magic tricks plus 42 pages of the art of making fireworks. See Chris Philip, Bibliography of Firework books page 48. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Doctor Syntax In Paris Or a Tour in search of the Grotesque by William Combe

      London : W. Wright, 1820. First edition. Boards. Brown boards. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Williams, Charles. 318 pages. 26 x 16 cm, eighteen hand-colored aquatints plates with tissue guards. Plates are by Charles Williams, styled with vibrant coloration and irreverence after Rowlandson. Originally issued in parts, and on completion in boards; this copy with wide text margins as issued, and apparently in the original boards containing remnants of a spine label carrying one pound, one shilling price as noted by ABBEY TRAVEL 109 -- also stating '"the text might be conceivably by Combe." TOOLEY 432. Untrimmed, scattered light foxing, plates are generally clean and bright, former owner's bookplates on front paste-down. backstrip has slight loss head and foot.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Rural Employments; or, a Peep into village concerns Designed to instruct the minds of children. Illustrated by numerous copper-plates

      London: William Darton, 58 Holborn Hill 1820, 58. 72pp. Twelvemo. Bound in original red morocco-backed marbled boards. Rather rubbed and worn, some inscriptions and juvenile drawings, spine with glue marks, lacking two of the eighteen plates; the plate at p.4 is misbound as the frontispiece. Apparently a scarce childrens' book covering English villages and farm-life; a Copac search reveals five copies in British collections and WorldCat shows seven copies worldwide. No other copy is available online at the time of writing.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A Treatise on Algebra, in Practice and Theory, with Notes and Illustrations; containing a variety of particulars relating to the discoveries and improvements that have been made in this branch of analysis

      London: Printed for J. Nunn (etc.),, 1820. Second Edition, Revised and Greatly Improved; 2 volumes in 1, xxxvi, 411, [1] (ad) + iv, 446, [2] (errata) pp.; full calf worn with front cover detached, only light general age tinig to text and still well sewn. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha

      Hurst, Robinson & Co, London 1820 - Illustrated nineteenth-century edition of Cervantes's great picaresque novel, with engraved frontispieces and plates by Richard Westall, who would go on to serve as Queen Victoria's drawing master. Originally issued in two parts in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote begins as a parody of chivalric romances, but expands to examine the whole of Spanish society through the adventures of the deluded Quixote and his long-suffering companion Sancho Panza. "Stringing thus one extravagance upon another, in the style his books had taught him, and imitating, as nearly as he could, their very phrase, he travelled leisurely on, while the sun, advancing in his course, beamed upon him with such intense heat, that if he had any brains left, it was sufficient to have melted them." With a brief life of Cervantes in Volume I, and endnotes in each volume. A near-fine copy of the most influential work of Spanish literature. Four small octavo volumes, modern marbled paper boards, printed spine labels, manuscript volume numbers to spines, endpapers renewed. Lightest scattered foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers]
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      London, Rodwell and Martin, 1820.. FIRST EDITION LARGE PAPER PROOF COPY 1820, large 4to, approximately 410 x 320 mm, 16 x 12½ inches, 8 pages of text including title page, 12 aquatint proof plates of Derwentwater and the Vale of Keswick, plus 4 ordinary engraved plates also by Westall, 3 of Windermere and 1 of Stock-gill Force. Small pink stain to fore-edge of the title page and text pages, plate margins lightly browned at fore-edge and lower edge, with some small pale damp stains at the same position, a small single pale damp stain at top edge of plate margins, plate 8 and plates 12 to 16 have some faint uneven browning to more of the margins, from plate 9 the damp staining at the edges is a little more more extensive and very slightly heavier. The images are all in very good condition. Bound with another defective work: Engravings of the most noble the Marquis of Stafford's Collection of Pictures in London (lacking title page and many plates). Bound together in half leather over pebbled cloth sides, gilt dividing lines, raised bands to spine heavily gilt in compartments, gilt title "Gallery of Pictures", edges crudely marbled, endpapers marbled. Hinges slightly rubbed, small neat repairs to corners of covers. A very good sturdy binding. Abbey Great Britain, No. 191 (not proofs). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Alphabet de L'Histoire des Animaux, ornÈ de 27 gravures

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Works of George Berkeley, D.D. Late Bishop of Cloyne in Ireland. To which is added, An Account of his Life; and Several of his Letters to Thomas Prior, Esq., Dean Gervais, Mr. Pope, &c?

      London: Printed by J.F. Dove...for Richard Priestley, 1820 First octavo edition of the collected works of Berkeley, first published in quarto in 1784. See Keynes, Bibliography of George Berkeley, p. 262. Both the quarto and the octavo collected works are uncommon on the market. Contemporary diced calf. Double-ruled gilt fillets on covers, gilt decorated spine with brown morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. . Three volumes, octavo. . Volume II contains diagrams and an engraved folding plate of Tabula Lusoria. Volume III contains a large engraved folding plate of "The City of Bermuda Metropolis of the Summer Islands. Some corners lightly bumped, light foxing, old ink signature in each volume. A very good, attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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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; with some notices and illustrations relative to the city of Paramarabo, in Surinam. FROM "New Voyages and Travels."

      London.: Sir Richard Phillips.. 1820.. Map, black and white aquatint engravings, 106+xii pp, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, modern cloth-covered boards with gilt lettered spine and cover labels. Very good condition. This account was published in Sir Richard Phillips "New Voyages and Travels," and includes the Index to Volume II. The frontispiece map is of the "Caribbee or Leeward Islands." The six exquisite aquatints are of "Carlisle Bay and Bridge Town Baradoes," "Slaves in Barbadoes," "A Spanish Planter of Porto Rico," "City of Paramarino, Surinam," "Indian Implements," "A Chief of the Bosjesmans or Bush Negroes on a Visti to the Governor of Paramaribo." .

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        Experimental Researches in Electricity

      London: Richard Taylor. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Michael Faraday's most famous and influential paper, reporting the first production of electricity by electromagnetic induction. "Oersted had shown (1820) that an electric current generated magnetism; Faraday, among many, tried for 10 years to generate electricity from magnetism. Towards the end of 1831 a new approach occurred to him and in 10 intensive days he concentrated on successfully accomplishing this and proving that the electricity so generated met all the criteria of real electricity. This he did in a paper read before the Royal Society on November 24, 1831. Electric generation based on electro-magnetic induction was thus discovered and remains the means of generating nearly all the electricity in use today" (Dibner 64). Faraday's paper on electromagnetic induction was the first in his "Experimental Researches in Electricity" series--a series he would continue throughout his career. In the "Second Series," also included in this collection, Faraday describes (in the prestigious Bakerian Lecture) his famous experiment where, by rotating a copper disc attached with wires between the poles of a horseshoe magnet, he created the first successful production of a continuous and steady direct electric current. This was the first electric generator. (see PMM 308); Dibner 64. Experimental Researches in Electricity... Read November 24, 1831, pp. 125-162. WITH: The Bakerian Lecture: Experimental Researches in Electricity, Second Series... Read January 12, 1832, pp. 163-194. In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCXXXII, Part I. London: Richard Taylor, 1832. Quarto, contemporary three quarter calf, pebbled cloth boards. The entire journal (1832, Part I) offered. Small institutional stamp on journal title. Scuffs at spine and corners, a few spots to cloth. Plates with some foxing (as usual); text extremely clean. A handsome, wide-margined copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Journal of a Tour through part of the Snowy Range of The Himala Mountains,

      London: for Rodwell and Martin,, 1820. and to the sources of the Rivers Jumna and Ganges. Large quarto. Modern blue morocco, spine with gilt devices in compartments, covers with double gilt rules, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. Large folding map. Ex-Newcastle Public Library copy with accession marks on verso of title and small faint inkstamps occasionally throughout. Some light foxing, but generally fresh and clean throughout, a good copy. First Edition. Fraser came as a merchant to Calcutta in 1813 and remained in India until 1820. In 1815 he spent some time with his brother William, a political agent to General Martindale, in the Himalayan region. In June 1815 Fraser penetrated almost to the source of the Ganges, reaching the shrine of the Mother Goddess, Ganga Mai, at Gangotri. Thinking that this marked the source, he made no further effort to explore and returned to the plains with material for this very popular book. Rodwell and Martin also published a folio of coloured aquatints of Fraser's Himalayan sketches the same year, but the two are separate publications.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Istruzioni provvisorie per l'architetto ispettore degl' II. RR. fabbricati di corte in Milano e nella real villa presso Monza.

      [Milano, I. R. Stamperia, um 1820?]. - 7 SS auf Büttenpapier mit Wasserzeichen (Medaille mit einem Portrait Franz I. von Österreich sowie sein persönliches Wappen und ein gekröntes Wappen mit Jagdhorn). Meisterhaft gearbeiteter dunkelgrüner Ledereinband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Titel und floraler Bordüre am Deckel. Goldgepr. Rückendekor. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Folio (235 x 350 mm). Prächtig gebundenes persönliches Exemplar des "Architetto Ispettore", d. i. des k. k. Hofbauinspektors und Oberarchitekten der habsburgischen Paläste in Mailand und Monza. Die Instruktion betrifft die Instandhaltung und Verbesserung der kaiserlichen Gebäude. Neben dem herausragend gearbeiteten Einband gibt das Werk auch Zeugnis vom architektonischen Wirken der Habsburger in NordItalien: Vor allem das Stadtbild Mailands wurde durch den Ausbau des königlichen Palastes unter Maria Theresia wesentlich geprägt und hat in dieser Form noch heute Bestand. Der Architekt Giuseppe Piermarini (1734-1808) war auch verantwortlich für die Errichtung der Villa Reale in Monza. - Ecken unbedeutend bestoßen; ansonsten in sehr gutem Zustand. - Nicht im Bibliothekskatalogen nachgewiesen; jedoch hält die Biblioteca provinciale Scipione e Giulio Capone in Avellino ein Exemplar der "Istruzioni provvisorie per l'Ispettore delle mobilie degl'II. RR. Fabbricati di Corte in Milano e nell'I. R. Villa presso Monza" im selben Format, welche ungefähr gleichzeitig entstanden sein dürften.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        OBRAS DE HORACIO (Latín/castellano) (4 volumenes)

      IMPRENTA COLLADO/IMPRENTA DE LEON AMARITA Madrid 1820 - Traducción, notas y observ. D.Javier de Burgos, Obra dedicada al rey.CARTON EDITORIAL ESPAÑOL LOMO GRABADOS DORADOS, CONTRAS PAPEL AGUA A MANO, Tomo I y II (Collado 1820-1821) Tomo III y IV(Amarita 1823) ESTADO MUY BUENO

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        Entomographia Imperii Russici / Entomographie de la Russie. Auctoritate Societatis caesarae Mosquensis naturae scrutatorum in lucem edita. Volumes I-II (of five)

      Moscow, Société Imperiale des Naturalistes, 1820-1821, 1823. Two parts (of five) in two. 4to. Part I: 210, xii, 104 pp. (in French and Latin); 26 plates, all finely hand-coloured, two title vignettes (one hand-coloured). Part II: xx, 264 pp. (in French, species descriptions in Latin); 39 plates, all finely hand-coloured. Volume I in contemporary red morocco, volume II in contemporary green morocco (both vols with elaborate decorative gilt borders, edges, spines and titling).* Johann Gotthelf Fischer von (or "de") Waldheim (1771-1853) studied medicine in Leipzig, then travelled to Paris with his friend Alexander von Humboldt where he studied under Cuvier. In 1804 he became professor of natural history at Moscow University. One year later he founded the famous "Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou". Fischer's main interests were paleontology and entomology. His entomological interest culminated in his five-volume overview of insects from the Russian empire: "Entomographia Imperii Rossici". It is one of the rarest, best illustrated and most sought-after works on Russian insects. The two volumes we offer mainly deal with Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Orthoptera. They contain descriptions of several new species and are illustrated with beautiful hand-coloured plates. A breakdown is as follows: Part I: 17 (Coleoptera), 1 (Orthoptera), 2 (Neuroptera), 5 (Lepidoptera), 1 (Coleoptera), all finely hand-coloured, and two title vignettes (1 hand coloured). Thus there are two Coleoptera plates numbered 1 for a total of 26 plates. Part II: Hand-coloured title-vignette, Coleoptera plates 18-50, Lepidoptera plates 6-11, all finely hand-coloured, some figures finished with gold; a total of 39 plates, as called for for. (Nissen is wrong in quoting 40 plates.) A complete set would consist of 5 volumes, but even individual volumes are extremely hard to find. Junk Rara, 78: "tres rare". Volumes I and II in green and red morocco, but with similar decorative gilt illumination on covers and spine. Very nice, but not uniform, bindings with a few expert repairs, volume I expertly rebacked with the preservation of the original spine. Internally, both volumes very clean, the original hand-colouring very bright. Hagen I, p. 235; Horn-Schenkling, 6632; Junk Rara, 78; Nissen ZBI, 1377.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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      PARIS, DEPÉLAFOL, 1820 - Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte di color avana maculata; ai dorsi, autore, titolo e numero di tomo impressi in oro su due tasselli rosso e verde; filetti e greche in oro agli scomparti; tagli spruzzati di azzurro e sguardie marmorizzate. I volume: occhiello, ritratto dell'autore inciso fuori testo; frontespizio con titolo e vignetta incisa; 418 pagine numerate; 10 tavole fuori testo su 11, rispetto agli indici  manca il ritratto di Diderot, numerose vignette. II volume: occhiello,frontespizio; 236 pagine numerate; 62 tavole fuori testo, oltre a numerose vignette.  III volume: occhiello, frontespizio con vignetta; 292 pagine numerate; 48 tavole fuori testo, oltre a numerose vignette. IV volume: occhiello e frontespizio con vignetta, 316 pagine numerate; 23 tavole fuori testo, di cui dalla 185 alla 190 in sanguigna; le tavole 185  e 185 bis citate in  indice in realtà è una tavola sola con doppia numerazione; vistoso restauro al verso della tavola 182 più volte ripiegata. V volume: occhiello, frontespizio con vignetta; 320 pagine numerate; 60 tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette. VI volume: occhiello,  frontespizio con vignetta,  260 pagine; 84 tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette. VII volume: occhiello, frontespizio con vignetta,  278 pagine numerate; 93 (su 95, mancano la n. 336 e 392) tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette. VIII volume: occhiello, frontespizio; 288 pagine numerate;  62 tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette. IX volume: occhiello, frontespizio con vignetta in sanguigna; 315 pagine numerate; 68 tavole fuori testo (su 67 segnate in indice) incise in sanguigna. X volume:  occhiello, frontespizio; 269 pagine numerate. L'intero volume è dedicato all'indice  dell'opera. In totale 510 tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette (su 513 per le segnalate mancanze dovute non a estrapolazione non essendoci segni di effrazione, ma a presumibile dimenticanza del legatore). Sono rappresentate  un totale di circa 2.500 immagini fisiognomiche.  L'opera è una pregevole edizione illustrata dei saggi sulla fisiognomica di Lavater, filosofo e scrittore religioso svizzero, educato nella cultura religiosa szwingliana. Nei testi, l'autore si propone di cogliere, attraverso l'osservazione dei tratti somatici, non solo il carattere degli uomini ma le più sottili peculiarità della loro anima e le malattie cui sono predisposti. Le considerazioni di Lavater riprendono un filone di pensiero molto antico, e lo arricchiscono con una spiccata attenzione all'aspetto religioso e con un'aggiornata cultura filosofica. I Physiognomische Fragmente di Lavater furono impressi la prima volta, in tedesco, a Lipsia e Winthertur fra il 1775 e il 1778, in quattro volumi illustrati. L'opera venne stampata, oltre che in-8°, anche in-4° ma (come riporta il Graesse) con le figure avantilettera. L'impressione, a cura di M. Moreau, è arricchita dalla vita dell'autore nonché da considerazioni sugli scritti riguardanti la fisiognomica di Della Porta, Camper, Gall e altri autori. L'apparato illustrativo, eseguito sotto la direzione del pittore M. Vincent, è in parte derivato da modelli di celebri artisti; altre figure sono silhouettes dalla viva inchiostratura. Le tavole e il testo del vol. IX sono dedicati soprattutto alla comparazione delle fisionomie umane con i musi degli animali. L'ordine delle illustrazioni è elencato in un indice per ciascun tomo.  Esemplare in buono stato  stato conservativo complessivo, sporadiche macchie o fioriture, più accentuate a qualche volume. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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        Viaggi di Francesco Petrarca in Francia, in Germania ed in Italia descritti.

      Tip. de' Classici Italiani,, Milano, 1820 - Cinque volumi di cm. 21, pp. 1.700 ca. complessive. Solida ed elagnet elegatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi a piccoli mervi con titoli in oro e fregi a secco. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione, interessante. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Mémoire sur l'éducation des chevaux.

      (Moulins, L. Desrosiers, 1820). - Small 4to. 8 pp. Study on the education of horses, submitted and presented to the Agricultural Society of Allier, by Marien de Mareschal, Mayor of Deux-Chaises (France). The author tries to show all the benefits of horse breeding. - Small defetc to edges and somewhat dust-soiled.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Picturesque Views of the City of Paris and its Environs; Consisting of Views on the Seine, Public Buildings, Characteristic Scenery &c. Translated into French by P. B. de la Boissiere, 2 vols. in one

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820 & 1823 (1820). First edition thus.. Hardcover. Large 4to. (14 x 11 inches). Sixty uncoloured engraved plates (complete as list) on india wove, on fifty sheets, plus seven additional engraved plates bound in at rear, with descriptions in French and English on unnumbered pages. Two title pages, one in English and one in French. Contemporary morocco gilt. A.e.g. Marbled endpapers. Light spotting scattered throughout, mainly affecting plates, with off-setting. No tissue guards to the plates. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Text in English and French. Very heavy book, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country

      1820. The Most Desirable EditionWith Extra PlatesEarliest WatermarksCOMPTON, Thomas. The Northern Cambrian Mountains; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country. Embellished with A Series of Highly Finished Coloured Views, Engraved from Original Drawings, by Messrs. Turner; Compton; Robson; Gandy; Nicholson; Girtin; De Wint; Fielding; and Prout. London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820. Second and Enlarged Edition with an additional nine plates not found in the first edition of 1817. Tall quarto (13 1/8 x 9 1/16 in; 334 x 232 mm). [2, as title and Preface], [38] text ff interleaved with thirty-nine hand colored aquatint plates, 30 watermarked 1816 and nine watermarked 1819, each sandwiched by blank guard leaves. Text watermarked 1819; guard leaves watermarked 1820. Abbey's copy had plates watermarked 1820. Lacks the lithograph found in some copies but not called for.Modern half calf over contemporary marbled boards. Gilt-rolled rules and gilt lettering to spine. A fine copy.The last copy of this, the most desirable, edition to fall under the hammer was in 1992.Prideaux p. 346. Abbey, Scenery 523. Tooley 157. Hardie p. 144.The Plates:1. Pystyll Rhaiadyr2. Bala Lake3. Bwlch-y-Groes4. Pont Fallwyd5. Cader Idris6. Pen Y Cader7. Rhaiadyr Du8. Llyn Y Cau on Cader Idris9. Abermaw10. Harlech Castle11. Rhaiadyr Y Mawddach12. Pistyll Y Cain13. Cwm Maentwrog14. Pont Aberglassllyn15. Aberglassllyn16. Beddgelert17. South View from the summit of Snowdon18. Llyn Gwynant19. Nant Beris20. Snowdon from Nant Lle21. Llanberis Lake22. Rhaiadyr Benglog23. Bangor24. Caernarvon25. Beaumaris Bay26. Nant Francon27. Snowdon from Capel Curig28. Aberconwy29. Conwy Castle30. The Llugwy at Pont Y Pair31. Rhaiadyr Y Wennol32. Bala Lake33. Llangollen34. Llangollen Vale35. Chirk Castle36. Denbigh Castle37. St. Asaph38. Flint Castle39. View near Plynlimmon - Frontispiece (Plate 39)

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        An Inquiry Into Certain Errors Relative to Insanity; and Their Consequences: Physical, Moral, and Civil

      London, Underwood, 1820, 1820. Leather Bound. Very Good. London, Underwood, 1820. ix, [1], 320 p. fold. tab. 22 cm. 8vo. Quarter bound in contemporary calf-skin leather. Corners bound. Gilt-embossed lettering and borders on spine. Marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Slight bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Scuffing to spine. Medical Library bookplate inside front board. Gold seal in upper right corner of title page. Embossed personal library seal in lower right corner. Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages with minor toning.<br><br>A scarce volume by an expert in the field of insanity. A very good copy. Please feel free to view our photographs. Ship daily.

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        Continuation of the Stories of the Old Daniel, or Tales of Wonder & Delight

      London: M. J. Godwin, 1820. full black tooled leather, 4 raised bands, gilt work, frontis, 224pp, following the death of his first wife, william Godwin & his 2 daughters Mary Godwin later Shelley & Fanny Imlay remarried & founded the MJ Godwin publishing house, these collected tales were chosen by Mary Jane, Mary Shelley & others. the edition is unlisted, but this is probably the 5th.. Full-Leather. Good +/No Dj. 110x180mm.

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      1820. (Syntax Imitation). ROWLANDSON, Thomas, illus. THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX THROUGH LONDON, or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem. London: J. Johnston, 1820. First edition. 20 colored plates, including an engraved title-page with vignette illustration, by Rowlandson. Octavo. [iii]-iv,[2],319 pp. Bound by Riviere & Son in full blue morocco, gilt- stamped title and decoration in spine compartments, gilt frames and inner dentelles, maroon coated endpapers, a.e.g. Binding show a little light edgewear and one raised band on spine is nicked. Nonetheless, it is a handsome copy, with clean text and plates. This title is one of the many parodies and imitations of William Combe&#39;s very popular series of "Tours" of Doctor Syntax (published respectively in 1812, 1820 and 1821) which were also illustrated by Rowlandson. (Tooley 434).

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      1820. Good. [EHON] Kawamura BUMPO, artist. KIMPAEN GAFU. Kyoto: Hishiya Magobei, Bunka [zodiacal date corresponding to 1820]. 25 x 17.4 cm. Green covers stamped with octagonal patterning (replaced?), without the title slip. The bibliographical details of this copy correspond to the copy at Mitchell p. 362-3, save for the color of the covers. Sealed as the Mitchell copy throughout. There is occasional mild worming, otherwise the condition is good. The color and printing quality is excellent. A book which suffers as a later printing, this copy is unusually early overall - wonderful printing.

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        The Honourable Sir Henry Russell, Bart, Chief Justice of Bengal

      circa 1820. Mezzotint. In excellent condition apart from some overall light soiling in the margins and a skillfully mended tear in the upper right margin outside the plate mark. Image size: 24 1/4 x 17 7/8 inches. 25 13/16 x 18 1/16 inches. 29 5/16 x 20 5/8 inches. A dramatic portrait of Sir Henry Russell by the renowned orientalist painter George Chinnery. This is a wonderful portrait of Sir Henry Russell by the celebrated English artist George Chinnery. Henry Russell became an esteemed judicator in India where he was noted for his pursuance of justice and equality. Russell earned his unimpeachable reputation when he sentenced an English cadet to death for maliciously burning down a local inhabitant&#39;s hut. In pronouncing his judgment, Russell declared, "the natives are entitled to have their character, property, and lives protected; and as long as they enjoy that privilege from us, they give their affection and allegiance in return&#39;. With this judgment Russell established a precedence in Indian legislation that deemed both Englishman and Indian equal under the law. This commanding portrait was commissioned from Chinnery by the local inhabitants of Calcutta, as a mark of admiration for this remarkable man who saw equality and justice above country and race. Chinnery painted a number of portraits while abroad, such as this one of Sir Russell, but he is best remembered for the large number of landscapes and decorative studies he made of oriental scenes in China and India. He developed a calligraphic style in his rapid sketches of local life that show him to have been one of the most visually perceptive of all European artists who travelled and worked in the East. (DNB) O&#39;Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 1

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        Geraniaceae. The Natural Order of Gerania

      London: Tilling for James Ridgway, 1820-1830. 5 volumes, 8vo. (9 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches). 500 hand-coloured engraved plates by S. Watts after Edwin Dalton Smith, heightened with gum arabic. Contemporary full smooth tan calf, bound by J. Clarke, covers with a gilt triple fillet border, spines with raised bands in six compartments, light green morocco labels in the second and third, the latter with volume number on an inlaid red morocco roundel, the other compartments with overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine set of the first edition of Sweet&#39;s beautiful monograph on the Geranium and practical guide to its cultivation. An invaluable source of information on the numerous varieties of geranium introduced into the gardens of Great Britain, each plate accurately illustrates a single variety, accompanied by a taxonomic description and instructions for its cultivation and care. A horticulturalist, botanist and ornithologist, Sweet was born and raised in Devon, serving his apprenticeship under his half-brother James in the gardens at Ham Green, residence of Richard Bright. He was subsequently gardener to John Julius Angerstein at Woodlands. From 1810 until the mid- 1820s he worked as a nurseryman at Stockwell, Fulham and Chelsea, being elected a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1812. After 1826 he devoted himself almost entirely to botanical publications. Dunthorne p.241; Great Flower Books (1990) p.141; Nissen BBI 1926; Stafleu and Cowan 13.543.

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        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, 5 volumes, complete

      London: James Ridgeway, 1820-1830. First edition.. Occasional mild offsetting from a few plates, some age toning to a few of the title pages, slight wear to the original boards, the text and beautiful hand-colored plates are bright and clean without foxing or browning, a tight, very good copy.. Pp. (x), (200), (5, index), (2, errata); (iv), (200), (8, index); (iv), (200), (10, index); (ii), (200), (12, index); (2), (200), (4, index); 500 full-page hand-colored plates, 100 plates per volume, engraved by S. Watts after E.D. Smith, each accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text. Later half green calf with 5 raised bands and black morocco title and volume labels over original marbled boards, lg 8vo. One of the truly great flower books of the early 19th century with superb hand-colored plates. Rare as a complete set; volume 5 is considered the supplement volume and is often not found with this set. See Sitwell - Fine Flower Books, p. 141, Nissen, BBI, p. 178.

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        A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula, Polyanthus, Ranunculus, Tulip, and Other Flowers

      ated fromCopac and page count)- London - Published by the author, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this fantastic and much revered work on flower horticulture. A very rare survival in original publisher&#39;s boards. &#39;Including a dissertation on soils and manures, and containing also a catalogue of the finest and most-esteemed carnations etc that are cultivated by the amateur florist, and exhibited at the different prize-shows round London and other parts of England. To which are added, the rules and regulations of the Islington and Chelsea Florists&#39; societies&#39;. With a lovely hand-coloured frontispiece of &#39;a bizarre carnation&#39;. Dedicated by permission to the Right Honourable Dowager Lady de Clifford. With interestinggarden-themed bookplate to front pastedown. &#39;Sold by Mr Carpenter, Bookseller, Old Bond-Street, Messrs. G. and W. B. Whittaker, Booksellers, Ave Maria Lane; and by the Author, Paddington Green&#39;. This work went throughseveral editions, with additions andadded colour plates. Thomas Hogg was a florist of Paddington Green, Middlesex. Condition: In original publisher&#39;s boards. Externally rubbed with marks, front board detached, wear and slight loss to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, textblock edges dusted andjust a few scattered dust marks and spots within. Overall: FAIR due to fragile nature of original publishers boards, very good internally..

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        Veduta del Castello dell&#39; Acqua Giulia in oggi Porta S. Lorenzo." Porta San Lorenzo (auch Porta Tiburtina), Blick durch den Torbogen auf den Aquädukt der Aqua Julia

      Kupferstich von Luigi Rossini aus der Folge "Le Antichità Romane ossia Raccolta delle piu interessenti Vedute di Roma Antica ..." 1820. 45.5x33.5 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXIX, 75f. - Luigi Rossini (Ravenna 1790 - Rom 1857) studierte an der Akademie in Bologna, bevor er 1814 nach Rom ging, wo er seine Studien fortsetzte und später unter Canova tätig war. Seine frühen Blätter sind von seinem großen Vorgänger Piranesi beeinflußt und erschienen ebenso wie dessen Bilder als Kupferstichfolgen. Die Serie "Le Antichità romane ...", die vornehmlich den aktuellen Zustand der seit Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts ausgegrabenen und restaurierten antiken Monumente zeigt, stieß auf breites Interesse. Sein in über 40 Jahren Tätigkeit als Stecher entstandenes Werk umfaßt fast 1000 Platten, die teils malerisch, teils nüchterner und mehr archäologisch orientiert Veduten aus Rom und Umgebung zeigen.Schöner, kräftiger Abdruck auf starkem Papier.

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        The Huntingdon Peerage

      London - Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Bell&#39;s work on the history and restoration of the earldom of Huntingdon. First Edition. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece and one engraved portrait plate. Contains a fold-out genealogical table. &#39;Comprising a detailed account of the evidence and proceedings connected with the recent restoration of the earldom; together with the report of the Attorney-General on that occasion&#39;. &#39;To which is prefixed a genealogical and biographical history of the illustrious House of Hastings, including a memoir of the present earl and his family&#39;. Henry Nugent Bell (17921822) was an Irish genealogist. Bell followed the profession of a legal antiquary, and, in order to obtain a recognised status, entered himself at the Inner Temple, 17 Nov. 1818. In the same year he acquired considerable distinction by his successful advocacy of the claim of Mr. Hastings to the long-dormant earldom of Huntingdon; the estates, however, were legally invested in the Earl of Moira&#39;s family. Bell published a detailed account of the proceedings in The Huntingdon Peerage, and the narrative of his various adventures, which are given at length, displays a suspicious luxuriance of imagination not altogether in keeping with what professed to be a grave genealogical treatise. To the unsold copies a new title- page was affixed in 1821, with a genealogical table and additional portraits. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound, rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered light foxing prominent to the last few pages and the plates. Stain to fore-edge. Copperplate ink signature to first blank. Slight tear to the paper of the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Troller&#39;s Guide, A New And Complete Practical Treatise On The Art Of Trolling Or Fishing For Jack And Pike, Illustrated With Numerous Cuts Of Books, Baits, Tackle, &c To which is added the best method of baiting and laying lines for large eels

      London: Carpenter & Son, 1820. First Edition. Fine condition / Fine condition dust jacket. Engraved frontispiece and numerous text engravings. Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards with a red leather spine label stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner&#39;s leather bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Image on request.

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        Lehrbuch der Baukunst zum Gebrauche der k. k. Ingenieurs- Akademie

      Wien, A. Strauß 1820 (-1825). Text- und Tafelbd. kl.-4°. u. 2°. 2 Bll., 196 S. 2 Bll., S. 197-354. 1 Bll. u. 15 Tab. Mit 27 doppelblattgr. Kupfertaf. HLdr. Bde. d. Zt. Rückenbezug m. kl. Fehlstellen. Flieg. Vorsatzbl. des Textbandes mit kl. Eckabschn. Textbd. etw. stockfleckig. Tafelbd. stockfleckig u. tlw wasserrandig.

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson

      London - G. Walker, J. Akerman, E. Edwards et al, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of &#39; The Works of Samuel Johnson&#39; with &#39;an Essay on his Life and Genius&#39;. Includes a frontispiece to the first Volume. An Essay on the Life and Genius of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. was written by Arthur Murphy (27 December 1727 18 June 1805), also known by the pseudonym Charles Ranger, and published in 1792. The work serves as a biography of Samuel Johnson and an introduction to his works included in the volume. Murphy also wrote a biography for Henry Fielding in a 1762 edition of his Works and a biography for David Garrick, the Life of David Garrick, in 1801. Samuel Johnson (September 1709 - 7 September] 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history. Volume one being his &#39;Life and Poems&#39;, Volume two, &#39;Philological Tracts&#39;. Volume three, &#39;Adventurer and Rasselas&#39;. Volume five and six being the second and third part of &#39;The Rambler&#39;. Volume seven contains Johnson&#39;s series of essays named &#39;The Idler&#39;. Volumeeight contains &#39;Essays, Tracts, and Journey&#39;. Volumes nine, ten and eleven contain the completeset of &#39;Lives of the Poets&#39; and Volume ten is a collection of &#39;Miscellanious Pieces&#39;. Contained within are Volumes I, II, III, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XIandXII of 12 Volumes. Only Volume IV is missing. New Edition. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, in smart condition with just some minor marks. Some shelfwear to the top and tail of the spineand three instances of ink markings to thegilt lettering. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generallyclean with some occasional light spots. Some dusting to the text block edges which has carried onto the margins. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Archaeologia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Volume I

      Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1820. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 436 pp., printed by William Manning for the Society. Bound later in life in brown quarter leather with seven blind embossed bands and light brown paper covered boards. Discreet ink discard stamp from the Utica Public Library in each volume from the. Fourteen plates, all intact, of which seven are folding, including a large map of Ohio, on which the majoirty of this volume concentrates. Photographs gladly provided.

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      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820. 2 volumes. Early printing featuring the Stothard illustrations. Embellished with engravings from designs by Thomas Stothard. Large 8vo, bound and signed by Birdsall in three-quarter red morocco over cloth covered boards, gilt ruling to the borders of the binding at the covers, the spines lettered in gilt and with raised bands and fine tooling and designed gilt-work within compartments separated by raised bands, top edges gilt. xcii, 429 : v, 415 pp. A fine copy. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SET IN EXEMPLARY CONDITION. IN A HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED BINDING BY BIRDSALL. THE STOTHARD PLATES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY HIGHLY REGARDED. &#147;Defoe...disclosed a genius for devising a tale of adventure...(the influence of which has) not yet dissipated, for much of science fiction is basically Crusoe&#146;s island changed to a planet. At least equally the figure of the lonely human being subduing the pitiless forces of nature; going back to nature, indeed, and portraying the &#145;noble savage&#146; in a way that made the book required reading for Rousseau&#146;s Emile. ROBINSON CRUSOE has long since been more widely versions...for young people...(there is) the footprint in the sand, Man Friday, the threatening savages, and the endless ingenuity and contrivance that make the hero&#146;s island life tolerbable.&#148; PMM &#147;It breathes throughout a spirit of piety and benevolence; it sets in a vey striking light the importance of the mechanic fixes in the mind a lively idea of the horrors of solitude, and, consequently, of the sweets of social life, and of the blessings we derive from conversation and mutual aid; and it shows how by labouring with one&#146; s own hands, one may secure independence...&#148; Beattie Stothard&#146;s engravings are probably the most famous ever included in any edition of ROBINSON CRUSOE.

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        A Grammar and Vocabulary of the Language of New Zealand

      London,: R. Watts,, 1820.. Duodecimo; some staining, original binding error with a few leaves bound upside-down; generally very good in the original plain linen binding. Very rare: 'the foundation of all books printed in Maori' (Andersen).Thomas Kendall was one of the very first missionaries to work in New Zealand, taking part in a preliminary expedition to New Zealand in 1814 with Peter Dillon (who later solved the mystery of the disappearance of La PÈrouse).Kendall studied hard to master the Maori language, and in 1815 produced a Maori-English primer which was printed by George Howe in Sydney. In 1816 he opened a school for Maori children, but severe administrative difficulties plagued the project. In 1820 he returned to England, accompanied by the Maori chiefs Hongi and Waikato, with the aim of recording a grammar of the Maori language for the use of missionaries. Together with Samuel Lee, professor of Oriental Languages, Kendall and the two Maoris worked in Cambridge for two months preparing the grammar. During the visit, Kendall was ordained by the bishop of Norwich. He returned to New South Wales in 1827 taking up a land grant at Ulladulla. His grandson was the poet Henry Kendall.The grammar consists of an attempt at a phonetic alphabet, an analysis of the language with rules for grammar, translations of songs and prayers, and translations of "familiar" dialogues, which provide a remarkable insight into the interaction between the Maoris and European settlers at the time. This example: 'What hast thou to sell?' 'Potatoes'. 'What is the exchange?' 'A musket', is of particular significance given that Kendall was dismissed in 1823 for trading in muskets.Kendall's Grammar and Vocabulary is a remarkable relic of this period of New Zealand history, when it was still under the administration of New South Wales. This copy is an example of the rare issue intended for use by Maori students, printed on strong, coarse paper.Andersen, The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting, p. 13-15; Bagnall, 3113; Hocken, p. 38; Kroepelien, 964.

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        Printed and Manuscript Document Signed, in French, 4to, Paris, April 28, 1820

      The document is titled, "Les Roses, par P. J. Redoute," and is a receipt for subscriber payment for his renown book. In full, "I, the undersigned, acknowledge receipt from Mr. Pivote, subscriber to the book, "Roses," the sum of 30F against the price of the 16th delivery..." He signs, "Redoute."

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        Voyage Critique ? l'Etna en 1819

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

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        [Still-life of Flowers in a Basket, on a Shelf with two books] Trente-deuxième Cahier de Fleurs. Desinées d&#39;apès Nature, par Prevost le Jeune, et Gravées par A.P. Teillard

      Paris: Jean, [no date but circa 1820]. Stipple engraving, printed in brown, coloured by hand, by A.P. Teillard. 16 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches. A charming image from the greatest era of French botanical illustration. This carefully composed composition shows a basket full of roses, lilac, carnations and daisies placed on a mantle-shelf. Beside are a number of rose buds which are prevented from falling from the shelf by the combined weight of two leatherbound books, one a volume from the works of Voltaire. Cf. Dunthorne p. 229; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p. 127; cf. Nissen BBI 1568; cf. Pritzel 7332; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8319.

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        Military Duties, Occurances & &c

      [c.1820]. first edition. One of the Scarcest of All 19th Century Color-Plate Books"The Rarest Alken Item" (Abbey)Only One Copy At Auction Since 1974Only One Copy in Institutional HoldingsALKEN, Henry. Military Duties, Occurances &c. &c. [aka Marine And Military Views]. [London]: Thomas McLean 26 Haymarket, [n.d., c. 1820]. First edition (variant) of "the rarest Alken item" (Abbey); an astonishingly scarce volume. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 in; 260 x 175 mm). Forty-three (of fifty-six) hand-colored etched plates inlaid within a window cut from a leaf of gray paper with an elaborately engraved border surrounding the print. Title and captions in manuscript. Image size: 3 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches (113 x 79 mm) for etchings 1-40; 3 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches (91 x 147 mm), etchings 41-56.Contemporary full emerald-green straight-grain morocco. Blind-tooled border within French fillets. Central panel with gilt ruled borders and ornamented corners. All edges gilt. Chemised within a quarter morocco slipcase. The missing plates have long ago been neatly removed, or have fallen out (due to brittle glue), from their frames. The remaining plates are as clean and fresh as one could hope for. Some rubbing, front hinge starting. Otherwise an excellent copy of one of the scarcest of all 19th century color-plate books.Only one copy has come to auction within the last thirty-five years; it, too, incomplete. OCLC/KVK note only one copy in institutional holdings, at Yale; it is, apparently the only complete copy to be recorded, presumably the same copy noted by Abbey as being sold in 1907. The only other copy to come under Abbey&#39;s notice was incomplete. This, then, is only the fourth copy to be recorded.This copy is the variant noted by Abbey (#349) of Alken&#39;s Marine And Military Views: A Collection of of Interesting Subjects of Marine Views, Military Parade, Hunting, Coursing, Racing &c &c .&#147;The rarest Alken item: unknown to Siltzer, Slater and Schwerdt. Two other copies only can be traced: one, in the possession of D.C. Colman, Esq., and the second a sale room record for December 1907&#133;According to the sale record the date of the book is 1830, but it would appear highly probable that it was considerably earlier, for the following reasons: spelling of the publisher&#146;s name as McLane and not McLean places it before 1830, and the few plates that portray actual historical incidents all bear on the Russian campaign against Napoleon. Further, by 1830 the work of Alken was devoted to sporting subjects only. A reasonable guess at the correct date is more likely than 1822 or 1823, and probably even before 1820&#148; (Abbey).Abbey notes of the second copy that "the title, however, is a variant [as here], giving the artist&#39;s name, and with a title more in consonance with the lettering on the spine, as follows: Military Duties / Occurances &c &c / By / Henry Alken / Collected and Published / by / Thomas McLane / 26 / Haymarket." In the copy under notice, the publisher is spelled "McLean," not McLane."The copy sold in 1907 was given the following description in the sale catalogue: &#39;Alken, H. Military duties, Occurances etc., 56 coloured etchings, inlaid with titles in MSS. So few copes were issued that it was not considered worth while by the publishers to have a title printed.&#39; (Book Auction Records, Dec. 1907)" (Abbey).The Plates (as numbered by Abbey):1. Salute3. The Muster4. The General&#39;s Tent5. Relief6. The Barrack Yard7. Flying Artillery8. The Forelorn Hope9. An Ambuscade10. The Ferry12. A Tatar Camp14. Baggage15. Death of Ponitawski17. Fording a River20. A Bovouac22. Dispute23. Vidette24. Skirmish25. The Spy26. The Out Post27. Truce29. The March31. Refreshment32. Mamalukes33. American Bushmen34. The Stable36. Retreat37. Plunder38. Russian Couriers39. Circassian Prisoners40. Death of the Young Count Platoff.41. - 56 (lacking 3). Untitled, as noted by Abbey.Lacks Abbey&#39;s #2 (The Call); #11 (The Gazette); #13 (Guerilla Party); #16 (Halt); #18 (The Action); #19 (Punishment); #21 (Storming the Entrenchments); # 28 (Prisoners); #30 (The Last Duty); and #35 (Humanity). The three plates lacking from #41-#56 are unknown; they were not issued with title.Abbey, Life 349. Index to British Military Costume Prints 1500-1914, 41. Bobbins, The Exotic and the Beautiful, 341.

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

      Edinburgh : Archibald Constable & Co. , 1820. 1st Edition. Subjects; Subject: Malay Archipelago - History - Description and travel. Asian / Middle Eastern history. India. Phillipines. Austronesian languages. Physical desc. : 3 v. , 35 plates, [1] fold. Leaf : ill. , map ; 22 cm. Assoc. Reference; Goldsmiths&#39;-Kress no. 22742. Uninked, inpressed inst. Stamp to the title. Original full polished speckled calf, very good. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased; very impressively finished. Gilt cross-bands with the title and volume indications blocked direct.

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        Principles of political economy : considered with a view to their practical application

      London: John Murray, Albermarle-Street, 1820. First Edition. Paper-covered Boards. First edition, with the rare 4-page publisher&#39;s catalog, dated April 1820, tipped in at the front. 8vo: vi, 601, [1]pp. "London: Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-yard, Temple-bar." on the colophon and title-page verso, as called for. Bound in the original publisher&#39;s drab blue paper-covered boards, uncut and largely unopened, with brown paper spine and remnants of the original printed label still legible. Internally, fresh and bright with only occasionally spotting, the original spine largely perished but restored sensitively by an expert conservationist, the boards somewhat stained and bumped but thoroughly original, the hinges reinforced. Provenance: small owner&#39;s book label, probably contemporary, partly effaced, reading T ? Cobb. Preserved in an attractive clamshell case with a leather spine label gilt. An unsophisticated copy of a truly rare, important, and desirable book, a cornerstone of economic thought and a major influence on other scientific endeavors, including the principles of evolution developed by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace. OCLC Number: 2007966. The title of Malthus&#39;s final major work is "something of a misnomer, as the book was conceived as a series of tracts rather than a comprehensive and systematic treatise. . . . The Principles had only a limited impact at the time, and was severely criticized by J. R. McCulloch and [David] Ricardo; the latter prepared extensive critical notes. But more recently it has received greater recognition, largely as a result of the comments by J. M. Keynes in the 1930s. Keynes argued that Malthus&#39;s theory of effective demand provided a scientific explanation of unemployment, and that the hundred-year domination of Ricardo over Malthus had been a disaster for the progress of economics. Keynes believed that if economics had followed Malthus instead of being constrained by Ricardo in an artificial groove, the world would be a much wiser and richer place." (ODNB)

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        PROMETHEUS UNBOUND: A Lyrical Drama

      London: C[harles] and J[ames] Ollier, 1820. First edition. Near Fine. Second issue with "Miscellaneous" spelled correctly on the contents page. In a beautiful 19th century full morocco binding by Riviere, bound with half-title, but without final advertisement leaf. Minor wear along the spine and light scattered foxing to the pages. The author&#39;s powerful adaptation of the Prometheus myth, written in four acts, but not intended for the stage. Also included are several other important poetical works such as "Ode to the West Wind," "The Cloud" and "To a Skylark," among others. Shelley was one of the most famous English Romantic poets and became extremely influential among the following generations of English poets and dramatists. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, by Way of Simplon: Illustrated with thirty six coloured views of the most striking scenes. engraved from designs by J. and J. Lory

      London: R. Ackermann, 1820 [but 1826]. 4to., (10 x 7 inches). Without publisher&#39;s catalogue at end. Engraved frontispiece map by H. Frost (lightly browned and offset onto title-page as usual). 36 hand-coloured aquatint views after J. and J. Lory. Modern half green morocco gilt, top edges gilt. Provenance: With the leather library labels of William Foyle (1885-1963), bookseller, on the front paste-down, his sale 12th July 2000. First edition in English, later issue with only 20 plates dated 1820, and two of those watermarked 1825, three plates dates 1826 and others either undated, or dated variously 1823-1825. These spectacularly beautiful plates are of views along celebrated route from Geneva to Milan, and include images of Geneva, Sion, Brieg, Simplon, Algaby, Lake Maggiore, Gondo, Isola Bella, Crevola, Sesto, Lake Como, and Milan. Lonchamp 1850; Tooley 446. From the distinguished library of William Foyle. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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      London: John Murray, 1820. New Edition" (published in the same year as the first printing). Hardcover. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). 4 p.l., 167, [1] pp. "New Edition" (published in the same year as the first printing). Attractive contemporary crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt covers with wide gilt dentelles comprising closely spaced palmettes, flat spine in gilt compartments formed by three thin rules and decorated in Romantic style with scrolling foliate cornerpieces and with charming floral centerpiece incorporating morocco onlaid circle, turn-ins with gilt decoration echoing the outer dentelles, all edges gilt. WITH A VERY FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF MONK SOHAM IN SUFFOLK. Title page with the signature of E. A. Majendie, dated May 1839. Corners quite worn, spine ends very slightly chipped, joints rather flaked, spine somewhat darkened, a few marks on front board, but the binding still quite solid, with bright covers. Narrow, faint dampstain along fore edge throughout (probably related to the process of painting), first half of the text with variable foxing, but no major problems internally, with the leaves still fresh and with ample margins. The dramatic epic our volume contains tells of the catastrophic destruction of the second Jewish temple, taking as its theme the siege of rebellious Jerusalem, which fell to the Roman forces in the year 70. An ordained minister who became dean of St. Paul&#39;s, Milman (1791-1868) is best known for his scholarly achievements. He translated Sanskrit poetry, and he wrote several important works of religious history, including a "History of the Jews" and a "History of Christianity under the Empire," both of which approached their subject matter with historical precision and rational detachment, thereby causing alarm among his fellow clergymen. By 1855, however, when Milman published his masterwork, "The History of Latin Christianity down to the Death of Pope Nicholas V," the scholarly world had grown more sophisticated, and his book was received with acclaim. The lovely fore-edge painting on the present volume shows the main street of the village of Monk Soham in the early 19th century, looking very appealing with its plain but substantial homes, smoke curling out of two of the chimneys. There is a good deal of detail, including a number of figures frequenting the street, and there can be no doubting the painter&#39;s general ability to create a scene that looks realistic. The artist successfully uses an off-center vanishing point to draw in the viewer and create depth, and he is adept at suggesting a cloudy but bright sky. With a very careful brush, he has created convincing three-dimensional details on every structure, even those farthest from the viewer. The series of dwellings on either side of the street lead us toward the background, where we see the massive Medieval west tower of Saint Peter&#39;s church, built in the 13th century. The town received its name from the foundation of a monastery there by Saint Felix in the seventh century. The painting appears to be from the 19th century (the hand that identifies the scene in manuscript at the front appears to be from ca. 1850).

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        A View of the Cove and Part of Sydney. New South Wales. Taken from Dawes Battery

      London:: R. Ackermann,. 1820.. Very good condition. This large print is the most important of the twelve views drawn to accompany his book "An Historical Account of New South Wales and Its Dependent Settlements; In Illustration of Twelve Views, Engraved by W. Preston, a Convict; from Drawings taken on the Spot, by Captain Wallis of the Forth-Sixth Regiment...", published in London by Ackerman in 1821. Although Wallis claimed the drawings as his own on the title page, the purchase of the original sketch album by the Mitchell Library in 2011 shows conclusively that the drawings were by the convict artist Joseph Lycett . The engraver Preston was also transported to Australia. The folklore surrounding this important work indicates that he engraved the views on the sheet-copper from the hulls of ships, as none other was available in New South Wales at the time. & & Wallis arrived with the 46th regiment, on the same ship which brought Joseph Lycett as a convict. Both Preston and Lycett were prisoners under Wallis in Newcastle where Wallis ran the penal settlement between 1816 and 1818. Lycett was to receive fame, and a pardon, for his famous work "Views of Australia". Engraved by W. Preston from an Original Drawing by Capt. Wallis 46th Regt. London Pubd. Septr. 1, 1820, at R. Ackermann&#39;s, 10 Strand. Copper engraving with later hand-color, image 56x 38 cms, with generous margins. & & "Wallis&#39;s book has a most important position in a collection of Australian plate books. It is the first book of general landscape views of early New South Wales, representing the first great celebration of the progress of the colony made under the civilising rule of Governor Macquarie and, indeed, of Wallis himself. It is also the first plate book, properly so called, to consist entirely of plates engraved in the colony by a colonial engraver". (Wantrup) Ferguson 842; Wantrup 217a.

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        Addresses and Squibs in the Contested Election for Members in Parliament, 1820.

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Various Publishers, 1820. - 4to. A unique and invaluable collection of what is possibly a complete collection of addresses and squibs for the election of 1820 comprising 80 separate printed pieces, mostly 4to or smaller, Plus the printed poll "The Poll at the Election of Members of Parliament for the Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Taken Before Nicholas Naters, Esquire, Sheriff, on the 10th and 11th Days of March, 1820. Candidates Sir Matthew Ridley, Cuthbert Ellison, William Scott." Newcastle: Printed by George Angus, for Emerson Charnley, 1820. This would appear to be a collection put together during the mid-nineteenth century with a specially made title page set in a variety of attractive types; there is some trivial damp staining towards the lower part of a few sheets and at some time in the last 50 year it has been rebound in buckram. The first address is dated 3rd March and the last April 8th 1820; they record a typically robust and knockabout election with subtle and not-so-subtle claims and libels flying to and fro. Ridley and Ellison were elected, Ellison's part in the election being taken by his brother as he was abroad owing to health reasons during the hustings and election itself. There are also a few small newspaper clippings included, plus the cards and colours of each of the candidates. The compiler has made a few biographical notes here and there and has identified the anonymous characters in one of the printed poems. Whilst it is not uncommon to find individual addresses and squibs, I have handled many over the last thirty years, it is rare to see the output of a single election in such completeness and detail. The 36 page printed poll would appear to be a Large Paper copy [10 x 8 inches] and printed on one side only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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