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        KIMPAEN GAFU

      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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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'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'. 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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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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's boards. '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' societies'. With a lovely hand-coloured frontispiece of 'a bizarre carnation'. Dedicated by permission to the Right Honourable Dowager Lady de Clifford. With interestinggarden-themed bookplate to front pastedown. 'Sold by Mr Carpenter, Bookseller, Old Bond-Street, Messrs. G. and W. B. Whittaker, Booksellers, Ave Maria Lane; and by the Author, Paddington Green'. This work went throughseveral editions, with additions andadded colour plates. Thomas Hogg was a florist of Paddington Green, Middlesex. Condition: In original publisher'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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Veduta del Castello dell' 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'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. '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'. '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'. 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'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'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's leather bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Image on request.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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 ' The Works of Samuel Johnson' with 'an Essay on his Life and Genius'. 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 'Life and Poems', Volume two, 'Philological Tracts'. Volume three, 'Adventurer and Rasselas'. Volume five and six being the second and third part of 'The Rambler'. Volume seven contains Johnson's series of essays named 'The Idler'. Volumeeight contains 'Essays, Tracts, and Journey'. Volumes nine, ten and eleven contain the completeset of 'Lives of the Poets' and Volume ten is a collection of 'Miscellanious Pieces'. 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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        LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE

      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. “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’s island changed to a planet. At least equally relevant...is the figure of the lonely human being subduing the pitiless forces of nature; going back to nature, indeed, and portraying the ‘noble savage’ in a way that made the book required reading for Rousseau’s Emile. ROBINSON CRUSOE has long since been more widely read...in 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’s island life tolerbable.” PMM “It breathes throughout a spirit of piety and benevolence; it sets in a vey striking light the importance of the mechanic arts...it 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’ s own hands, one may secure independence...” Beattie Stothard’s engravings are probably the most famous ever included in any edition of ROBINSON CRUSOE.

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        ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND

      1820.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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'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'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's Marine And Military Views: A Collection of of Interesting Subjects of Marine Views, Military Parade, Hunting, Coursing, Racing &c &c .“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…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’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” (Abbey).Abbey notes of the second copy that "the title, however, is a variant [as here], giving the artist'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: '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.' (Book Auction Records, Dec. 1907)" (Abbey).The Plates (as numbered by Abbey):1. Salute3. The Muster4. The General'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'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'-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'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'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'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'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'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'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.

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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'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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        THE FALL OF JERUSALEM: A DRAMATIC POEM

      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'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'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'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's, 10 Strand. Copper engraving with later hand-color, image 56x 38 cms, with generous margins. & & "Wallis'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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        A Picturesque Tour of Italy, from Drawings Made in 1816-1817

      London: John Murray. 1820. First Edition. Hardcover. Full dark brown leather with elaborate decorations on the covers and spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Sixty-three engraved plates by John Pye, George Cooke, George Hollis, J. Landseer and others. Heavy wear to corners and edges, rodent damage to upper half of spine partially affecting corner of the pages, two bookplates on front pastedown endpaper, one of which was removed. Stain affecting the upper half of the last few pages, scattered foxing and offsetting throughout. A solid copy despite defects and remarkably with all the plates in fairly nice condition. ; Quarto .

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        Travels through Portugal and Spain, during the Peninsula War, by William Graham. Together with: Observations on the State of Religion and Literature in Spain, made during a Journey through the Peninsula in 1819, by Bowring

      Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1820., 1820. Small 4to.; pp. iv, 88 and 16. Travels through Portugal and Spain complete with a folding map, 2 folding engravings and 5 other engravings on 4 plates. Bound in recent green half calf with gilt titles to spine and marbled boards. Some 25 leaves have been added at the end to give the book a more appealing thickness. Some foxing to plates. A lovely copy. Voyages and Travels, No. 2, Vol. III. First-hand report of the campaigns of the 7-year war, by Robert Graham, a gentleman connected with the Commissioner of the British Army in Spain.

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        Tales of the Imagination

      1820. first edition. By The Actual "Obscure But Remarkable Author"[LESTER, Elizabeth B. ]. [Erroneously attributed to Mrs. Ross]. Tales of the Imagination. By the Author of The Bachelor and the Married Man, The Physioignomist, and Hesitation…In Three Volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. First edition. Three twelvemo volumes (6 13/16 x 4 in; 173 x 103 mm). [4. blank], [2], 227, [5, blank]; [4, blank], [2], 261, [5, blank]; [4, blank], [2], 252, [4, blank] pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt ruled bands. Gilt lettered compartments. Marbled edges. Bookplates of the Loyal Alyth Public Library to the front paste down endpaper to each volumes as well that library's inked stamp to first few leaves. Small, later 19th century blank library label to the upper compartment of each volume dulled with age to a near match with aged darkened spines. A very good set of a difficult to find title.Volume I: Genius. Volumes II & III: Enthusiasm.This book was, up until quite recently, attributed to Mrs. Ross, the "obscure but remarkable author " (Feminist Companion to Literature in English, pp 922-23) of thirteen anonymously written, respected novels of the Romantic Movement. which produced "an influential generation of women writers, including M. Wollstonecraft, D. Wordsworth, M. Shelley and the Bronte sisters (Oxford Companion to English Literature, p. 843). Recent research, however, has firmly established that six of these thirteen novels, each possessing a "confident-seeming literary style, and broad evangelical emphasis" (Garside) were, in fact, written by Mrs. Elizabeth B. Lester, of whom, alas, little is known.An extremely rare book with only eight copies located in OCLC and KVK, no auction records, and scarce in the marketplace.Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1820: 45. Wolff 5974 (sub Ross). Garside, Mrs. Ross and Elizabeth B. Lester: New Atributions, Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text 2 (June 1998).

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        Topographisk-Statistisk Beskrivelse over Kongeriget Norge. Første Deel-Sjette Deel.

      Chra., Trykt hos Chr. Grøndahl.. . 1820-35. 8vo. Noe senere skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd, tittelfelter i rødt og grønt skinn, enkel ryggforgylling og marmorerte dekler. (4), 689, (1) ; (2), 900 ; (6), 571 ; (12), 962 ; (6), 790 ; (8), 624 s. Med foldede tabeller.. Nissen s. 82. Proveniens : Hjalmar Pettersen. Jens Edvard Kraft (1784-1853), jurist men mer kjent som topografisk-historisk forfatter. "Ved sin Norgesbeskrivelse gjorde K. i stor monn arbeid som hørte inn under rikets ennu ikke oprettede Statistiske Centralbyrå". NBL. VII s. 609. Materien noe gulplettet

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        Dictionnaire Historique et Critique de Pierre Bayle. Nouvelle Edition

      Paris: Desoer. 1820. Nouvelle Edition, augmentee de notes extraites de Chaufepie, Joly, La Monnoie, L.-J. Leclerc, Leduchat, Prosper Marchand, etc etc. 16 volumes. Tome Premiere: [iv] (half-title, title), vi (Avant Propos), xxx (Discours preliminaire de la onzieme edition), [ii] (errata), 554 (last blank), [2] (publisher's adverts); a page-stub follows the title-page but it is unclear if anything has been removed - the text seems complete. The final volume contains the prefaces to the earlier editions, a life of Bayle and an index. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards, spines richly gilt, raised bands; edges and endpapers marbled (binder's label of Frank Kerslake, Coventry St, London). Some foxing, but generally a nice clean set. Owner's name in all volumes (on binder's preliminary blank) and his pencilled index on a rear blank page in a few volumes. Most volumes have had a bookplate removed from the front endpaper, but on most this is scarcely noticeable and on the others only a little more so. The corners a little rubbed, as is the surface of the paper on the boards, but a very nice set - un tres bon examplaire. [THIS PRICE INCLUDES ECONOMY AIR POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD] .

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        THE CYCLOPAEDIA; OR, UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE (PLATES: VOLUME VI--ANCIENT AND MODERN ATLAS)

      Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, 1820. First American Edition. Half Leather. Very Good binding. Quarto. The maps have been collated against the index: there are 60 folding, or double-page maps (lacking only 1--the map of The United States), 1 single cartographic "plate" and 10 engraved portraits of American statesmen; the "plate" and the portraits are not called for in the index; backed in leather with corners and marbled paper over boards, the book has been tastefully rebacked with most of the original backstrip mounted; the maps are generally toned and foxed, a few more so than others, but are attractive nonetheless; the engraved portraits are similarly toned, a few more so than others; the general index to the Cyclopaedia is included in this volume; digital images can be made available upon request. (Evans 9234). Very Good binding.

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        Wallis's New Game exhibiting a Voyage round The World

      London,: John Wallis, nd., c., 1820.. Folding canvas-backed handcoloured engraved game, in original blind-stamped cloth slipcase with gilt title vignette; in very good original condition; lacks rule book. Very decorative bi-hemispherical race game of a voyage around the world, with Port Jackson and Van Diemen's Land as ports of call. It is indeed rare to find games that mention Australia from this early period. Wallis was one of the main publishers of games of the period.Not in Goodfellow; not in Whitehouse.

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        PLEASURES OF HOPE WITH OTHER POEMS

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and for Stirling and Slade, Edinburgh, 1820. "A New Edition." 7 by 4 inches, bound in black crushed Morocco with extra gilt, top and bottom edges gilt, FORE-EDGE PAINTED with a view of Edinburgh taken from the southeast, from the hill beyond St. Anthony's Chapel (according to a lightly penciled note on verso of front free endpaper). Gilt inner dentelles. Edges partially gauffered. Obviously rebound, but I don't know by whom or when. What might (or might not) be the remnant of a tiny binder's ticket ...could have been a bookstore sticker, too. Four engravings, all beautiful, all drawn by R. Westall and engraved on steel by C. Heath. A very few spots of light foxing, and a flaw that looks as though it might have been caused by a ribbon marker "bleeding." Pages generally very good. The fore-edge painting is quite crisp and clear. The binding is bright and flawless. Lovely book.. Leather. Very Nearly Fine. Fore-edge Painting.

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        Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde. Band 14: Australien

      Prag, 1820.. Neue unveränderte Auflage. Mit 1 gr. gefalt. Kupferkarte von Australien (leicht feuchtfleckig), 17 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Tabelle. 588 S. Umschlag d. Zt. Ferguson I, 791. - Unbeschnitten. Umschlag etwas gebrauchsspurig. Es fehlen 2 Karten. 2 Textblätter verklebt.

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        FLORA BOREALI-AMERICANA, SISTENS CARACTERES PLANTARUM QUAS IN AMERICA SEPTENTRIONALI

      Paris. 1820.. Two volumes. x,330; 340pp. plus fifty-one engraved plates. Half titles. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Ex-lib. with unobtrusive blindstamps, contents bit tanned, else very good. Andre Michaux came to America in 1785 to collect information on American trees which might be valuable to the French government. With the help of his son, François Andre, Michaux established a nursery and travelled extensively throughout the United States until 1796. In 1801 he published a work on American oaks, followed in 1803 by the present work, the most detailed study of American trees then issued. Although the titlepage is dated 1820, this issue is identical to that of 1803 but with a cancel titlepage, and the present issue is scarcer than its predecessor. The engraved plates were executed by P.J. Redouté, while the text was largely the work of the elder Michaux, with some assistance from his son and Louis Claude Richard, whom Asa Gray credited with the "sagacious observations, and the elegant terse and highly characteristic specific phrases of this work." An important work of American natural history. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 5958. SABIN 48690. MEISEL III, p.364.

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        Cyclopaedia of Arts, Sciences and Literature. 4 volume set

      London: Longman. Worn covers. Spines missing. Bindings generally tight. Pages generally clean and bright with occasional light foxing. Suitable for research restoration or breaking. 1820. Reprint. Leather cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: 540 engraved plates. [152 missing] :: The full collation is as follows: 540 plates present. 152 missing: Vol I  (Agriculture - Algebra-Analysis-Anatomy-Architecture-Artillery-Astronomy (Fergusons eclipsareon and globes,Constellations, Davis's quadrant, Eltons quadrant, Newtons Quadrant;Mayers and Bordas Circle, Troughton reflecting circle; Mendozas circle, Ramsdens circle; Herschels Fort Fett reflecting Telescope) 187 present, 29 missing. Vol II (Basso Relievo - Bleaching-Block machinery- Roman Camp -Circumvallation-Castrametation- Cannon-Canteens-CAsting-Chemistry- Clouds-Compostion-Conics-Cotton Manufacture-Cycloid- Dialling (Scientific Dials) Docks in London-Drawing-Drawing Instruments-Electricity (Priestleys Battery)CondensersAbbe Nollet's Dr Watsons's Mr Wilsons; Mr Hawksnee's, Dr van Marum, Mr Beccaris, Mr Nairnes, Mr Cuthbertsons machines- Engines- Early English Engraving- Fortification- Furnaces- Bark beds and pits -Geography-Geometry - Gunnery - Heraldry-Horology (missing)): 160 present, 50 missing. Vol III (Hydraulics - Hydrostatics-Iron manufacture- Furnace- Lamps- Masonry- Mechanics- Military Manoeuvres-Mill Work-Miscellany- Monograms - Music - Naval Architecture - fold out diagrams): 166 present, 18 missing. Vol IV (Navigation-Organ-Painting-Papermill- Perspective- PLanetary Machines- Planing- Plated Manufacture - Pneumatics - Pottery - Press - Projection - Proportional compasses- Scenography- Sculpture-Shadow- Ships-Shorthand-Steam engines-Stereography-Stereotomy- Sugarmill-Surverying-Telegraph- Trigonometry -Waterwheels-Waterworks-Weaving-Wiremill-Woolen Manufacture-Worsted manufacture-Writing by Cipher-Cypher writing): 127 present, 54 missing .

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        Shakspeares verk, utgifna af Georg Scheutz.

      I-(II). Sthlm, G. Scheutz, 1820-25. 8:o. (2),201,(1 blank),1-180,(2),1-155,IV,(1) + 179,(1 blank),1-246,1-158 s. Två ngt nötta, men trevliga samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar, gröna titeletiketter och gula snitt. Ryggarna och övre delarna av de främre pärmarna blekta. Bra inlagor som är ovanligt rena och tryckta på bättre papper. I första bandet ett litet hål med förlust av pagineringen på s. 87 i den andra pagineringsföljden och i det andra bandets sista arbete en liten solkfläck i texten från s. 156 till slutet. Med H. J. Faxes namnteckning och en dedikation, "Till fru biskopinnan Faxe allerödmjukast af öfversättaren".. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 232, 233, 216 och 230. Allt som utkom av denna samling. Utan prenumerantförteckningen. Innehåller "De muntra fruarna i Windsor", "Som ni behagar", "Köpmannen i Venedig", "Trettondagsafton eller Hvad ni vill", "Antonius och Cleopatra" och "Konung Richard den andre". "Köpmannen i Venedig" översatt av Georg Scheutz, övriga teaterstycken av Johan Henrik Thomander. Något serietitelblad tycks inte ha utförts till den andra delen

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        SELECT FABLES;

      Newcastle: Printed by S. Hodgson, for Emerson Charnley, and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1820. Some wear to corners, all quite striking, contents clean, woodcuts crisp. First edition Imperial 8vo. xl, 332p. Illustrated with wood cuts on every page of text. Bound circa1850 in the bindery of the American Bible Society in NY in an elaborated period binding of red morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the covers with overall dense gilt borders and central designs of flowers and trailing vines, sympathetically rebacked & "The publisher, on announcing this work, says, 'This is a truly curious and interesting book, containing many of the earliest and most successful efforts of Mr. Bewick's great and powerful genius, even including the identical block of "The Old Hound," which obtained for him, in 1775, the premium from the Society of Arts, when he was only twenty-two years of age..." (Hugo 428).& "With the publication of the 'Select Fables' it had become manifest that there had arisen an engraver who, to singular technical dexterity, added an unexampled appreciation of the qualities and limitations of wood as a medium for the reproduction of designs. It was also clear that, besides being an engraver, he was, in his own way, an artist of remarkable capacity as a faithful interpreter of animal life, and a genuine humorist of a sub-Hogarthian type." (DNB)& Hugo 248; Gumuchian 613; Osborne I, 7; Lowndes 168.

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London - Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely illustrated edition of Don Quixote in a smart decorative binding that would be a beautiful addition to any library. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. With Twentyillustrations from Designs by Richard Westall. Complete inFour Volumes. With engraved title pages. With The Life of the Author, Extracted from Don Gregario Mayan's and Siscar's Life of Cervantesin Volume One. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild rubbing and edge wear. The front hinge of volume four is cracked and the rear hinge is just starting, and there is slight loss to the rear board. Internally the pages are generally bright with intermittent light foxing. Overall the condition is very good..

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        An Examination of some Questions connected with Games of Chance (read March 21. 1820.)

      Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1820. First printing. Disbound paper. Quarto, (225 x 284mm), pp.153-177of Vol.9 of the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh First printing of Babbage's famous paper on probability in which he analyses the mathematics of the martingale system of betting. This pamphlet shows Babbage exploring the same territory- the mathematics of probabiity - that enabled him to build his groundbreaking calculating machine (generally accepted as the forerunner to the computer) years later

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        Principles of Political Economy considered with a view to their practical application

      London: John Murray,, 1820. Octavo. Uncut and largely unopened in the original drab paper-backed blue boards, printed paper spine label. Housed in a brown cloth flat-back solander box. 8pp. catalogue of Ogle, Duncan, and Co inserted at beginning. Two small areas of surface wear to lower joint, old shelf-mark or price carefully erased from foot of spine, an exceptional copy, fine and very largely unopened. First edition. The book was conceived as a series of tracts rather than a comprehensive and systematic treatise, though Malthus published it to establish his own position against that of Ricardo, with whom he had been having an ongoing debate about the nature of labour, demand and profit. "In his 'Principles of Political Economy', Malthus was proposing investment in public work and private luxury as a means of increasing effective demand, and hence as a palliative to economic distress. The nation, he thought, must balance the power to produce and the will to consume" (DSB). "The Principles had only a limited impact at the time, and was severely criticized by J. R. McCulloch and Ricardo; the latter prepared extensive critical notes. But more recently it has received greater recognition, largely as a result of the comments by J. M. Keynes in the 1930s. Keynes argued that Malthus's theory of effective demand provided a scientific explanation of unemployment, and that the hundred-year domination of Ricardo over Malthus had been a disaster for the progress of economics. Keynes believed that if economics had followed Malthus instead of being constrained by Ricardo in an artificial groove, the world would be a much wiser and richer place" (ODNB).

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        Route of Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Nightingall , K. C. B. Overland from India in a Series of Letters from Captain Hanson

      London: T. Baker , 1820. FIRST EDITION. Book measures 9 x 6 inches. Weight 900grams.Pagination complete, viii+[2]284pp+errata, frontis folding map.Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, leather title label, gilt lines. Binding in excellent condition, with strong hinge joints. Internally, text block holding firm, no loose pages, no writing/marking, edge of map where it meets title page bound slightly to tight, ( i.e can't see edge of map ). Pages in very good clean condition throughout.Excellent copy. A68. First Edition. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        The Arabian Nights Entertainments. Consisting on 1001 Stories Told by the Sultaness of the Indies...containing a Familiar Account of the Customs, Manners, and Rekigion of the Eastern Nations, the Tartars, Persians, Indians Etc. Embellished with 70+ Plates

      Philadelphia; W. A. Leary [C. 1820], 1820. 1st Edition in this form. Description; pp. 346 & 294 with 46 pages of publisher's ads to the rear. 2 volumes issued and bound as 1. Finely bound in modern gilt-blocked buckram over marble boards. Gilt-tooled boards. Preliminary and terminal pages slightly browned and creased as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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

      London: Taylor And Hessey. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of the monuments of English poetry. A beautiful copy in contemporary boards with a very distinguished provenance. "Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, published by Taylor and Hessey in 1820, established John Keats's poetic reputation both in his own time and for generations to follow... While claims are frequently made for the fineness of his earlier poems, felt to have a life-enhancing or, more recently, politically radical 'vulgarity,' it is the 1820 volume that displays Keats's poetic genius. Simply to list the volume's contents in their order of appearance is to recognize the achievement it represents: 'Lamia,' 'Isabella,' 'The Eve of St. Agnes,' 'Ode to a Nightingale,' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn,' 'Ode to Psyche, 'Fancy,' 'Ode (Bards of Passion and of Mirth),' 'Lines on the Mermaid Tavern,' ' Robin Hood,' 'To Autumn,' 'Ode on Melancholy,' and 'Hyperion: A Fragment.'" (Michael O'Neill, Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era). Provenance: With neat ownership signature (dated 1833) of J. Milnes Gaskell (1810-1873), M.P. (1832-68) and first Lord of the Treasury (1841-46). Given by Gaskell to his son, Charles George Milnes Gaskell (1842-1919), noted English lawyer and M.P., with his handsome armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Later owned by the legendary American book collector A. Edward Newton (1863-1940), with his bookplate, and acquired by his friend and noted Boswell scholar Chauncey Brewster Tinker (1876-1963), with his bookplate. Finally owned by Ray Slater Murphy, celebrated art and book collector, with his handsome bookplate designed by Rockwell Kent on front free endpaper. London: Taylor And Hessey, 1820. Small octavo, early half-morocco over contemporary drab boards; custom morocco solander box. Complete with half-title and ad leaf. Scuffing to binding, chip at top of spine. Text very clean with a few light pencil marks in margins. An exceptional copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Veduta del Pantheon di Agrippa, oggi Chiesa di S. Maria ad Martyres." Pantheon von der Piazza della Rotonda aus

      Kupferstich von Luigi Rossini aus der Folge "Le Antichità Romane ossia Raccolta delle piu interessenti Vedute di Roma Antica ..." 1820. 47x65 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXIX, 75f. - Eindrucksvolle, große Darstellung mit Personenstaffage und Brunnen im Vordergrund. - 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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        The Monastery. A Romance

      Edinburgh: printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1820 First edition. Three volumes. Bound in the original publisher paper boards, printed paper spine labels, complete with half-titles and fly-titles. A good set; spines chipped with some shallow loss, volume I lacking spine label, front cover of volume I partially detached, hinges otherwise tight and secure. Overall a clean and attractive set housed in a custom case with quarter navy morocco spines with gilt decorations and titles, each volume with its own folding chemise. Scarce in the original boards.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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