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        A JOURNAL OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOUR OF NORTH AMERICA, BETWEEN THE 47TH AND 58TH DEGREES OF NORTH LATITUDE, EXTENDING FROM MONTREAL NEARLY TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 5,000 MILES, INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL OCCURRENCES DURING A RESIDENCE OF NINETEEN YEARS, IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

      Andover, 1820. First edition. 432pp. Illus., folding map., portrait. Original full calf, some foxing in text. The first edition of this interesting work, edited for publication by Daniel Haskell, who surreptitiously inserted some religious maunderings not found in the author's manuscript. Harmon joined the North West Company in 1808 travelled to Lake Winnipeg and the Assinniboine, where he stayed some seven years. His later travels took him to Ft. William, New Caledonia, Ft. Vermillion, Ft. Chipewyan, etc. The map was engraved by Annin & Smith, Boston, and shows the northern United States and Canada to the Pacific Ocean in good detail. Wagner-Camp 17. Field 656. Graff 1786. Howes H205. Shaw 1518. Streeter Sale 3692. Peel 63. Lande 1216. TPL 1171. Pilling 1664.

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        The MONASTERY. A Romance.

      Archibald Constable, et al., Edinburgh: 1820 - Period ownership signature of William Lynd Smythe. A VG+ set. Bound in period tree calf with modern respining to style. 12mo. 7" x 4". 1st edition (Todd & Bowden A144Aa). 3 volumes ([2], 331, [1]; [2], 333, [1]; [2], 351, [1] pp. Lacks half-title in Vol I; in Vols II & III, such found after the t.p. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        North View of the Interior of Furnival's Inn

      1820. [Engraving]. [Inns of Chancery]. North View of the Interior of Furnival's Inn. London: Published by Robert Wilkinson, 27th September 1820. 10" x 13" copperplate engraving, image size 12" x 8," handsomely matted and glazed. Light toning to margins, image fresh. Handsome. * Engraved by "Dale," this engraving depicts a front elevation. Furnival's Inn was an Inn of Chancery attached to Lincoln's Inn that was founded in 1383. Sir Thomas More was a reader at this Inn; Dickens rented rooms there in 1834 to 1837, the time when he was writing the Pickwick Papers.

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        Vedute aus der Vogelschau mit Blick über den Genfer See., Tuschfeder, weiß gehöht und teilaquarelliert.

      Um 1820. - Unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet "J. Du Bois del. / Salathé sculp. / Geneve et le Rhone à sortie du Lac.". Auf transparentem China. Blick auf Genf aus der Vogelschau. Detaillierte Darstellung der Dächer im Vordergrund und der Häuserzeilen links und rechts des Genfer Sees. Im Mittelgrund die Pont du Mont Blanc. Im Hintergrund ist in der Ferne der schneebedeckte Mont Blanc zu sehen. Die Vedute ist von einer Einfassungslinie umgeben und im Rand bezeichnet. - Wohl aus der Folge "Voyage pittoresque dans la vallèe de Chamouni et autour du Mont-Blanc" mit 40 Blättern von Friedrich Salathé. (Nagler [Salathé] 11). - Der Maler und Zeichner Du Bois schuf neben Gouachelandschaften zahlreiche Zeichnungen von Genf und seiner Umgebung, die als Graphiken erschienen. Möglicherweise handelt es sich bei dem Blatt um die Vorzeichnung zu der Graphik von Friedich Salathé (1793 Basel - 1858 Paris), der als Landschafts- und Architekturmaler, sowie Aquatintastecher und Radierer tätig war. - Insgesamt leicht gebräunt und mit kleineren Gebrauchsspuren im Rand. Am oberen Rand etwas beschnitten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        The Men in the Moon: or, the "Devil to Pay". With Thirteen Cuts. The Mirror of the Times.

      London printed for the Author and sold by Dean and Munday 1820 - First edition, 8vo., 13 fine woodcut illustrations by George Cruickshank, (24)pp., disbound. A Verse satire against the Radicals. The illustrations are Graphic to say the least. BM. No. 13636 Cohn 550 Reid 4736 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historia de la dominacion de los arabes en España, sacada de varios manuscritos y memorial arabigas. 3 Volumenes

      Imprenta que fue de García, Madrid 1820 - holandesa bien conservada con doble tejuelo cortes de cabeza pintados. . 1409 págs.

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        The Parental Instructor; or, a Father's Present to his Children. Embellished with Wood Engravings

      Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd. Sold also by G. and W.B. Whittaker, London; and W. Turnbull, Glasgow, [1820?] First and apparently only edition. The wood-engraver is likely Richard Turner Austin. (See Johnston, Transitional Faces: The Lives & Work of Richard Austin, Typecutter and Richard Turner Austin, Wood-Engraver). Original green roan over marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt. . Twelvemo. Wood-engraved frontispiece, signed "Austin" in the block. Engraved title-page vignette, and very attractive wood engravings at the beginning of each of the seventeen stories. Some light foxing, especially to the margin of the frontispiece. A very good copy. The stories include "The Little Swimmer," a story of a twelve-year old boy who rescues a man who had fallen off his horse into a river and later a lady who had fallen off a bridge; "The Storm," the story of a vigilant dog's rescue of a young boy; "The Child Who Adopted an Orphan," "The Little Creole," etc.

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        VOLUMEN FACTICIO COMPUESTO POR RAMON DE MESONERO ROMANOS.

      - "8º menor (16 cm.) 6 obras distintas en 1 tomo. Encuadernación holandesa de época (falta en lomera de toda la piel y una tapa suelta)I: MIS RATOS PERDIDOS o ligero bosquejo de Madrid en 1820 y 1821. Obra escrita en españo, y traducida al castellano por su autor.Edición: Madrid: Imprenta de Don Eusebio Alvarez, 1822. 4 h., 63 p.Notas: Con tan solo 18 años Mesonero Romanos publicó de forma anónima la que sería su primera obra, estos cuadros de costumbres madrileños, que son una obra maestra de observación y estilo. Trata de las tertulias, las Sociedades patrióticas, el teatro, la Puerta del Sol, San Isidro, los toros, el Prado, la Academia y ferias, etc. "Verdadera reliquia y preciosa primicia bibliográfica del costumbrismo de Mesonero. Se trata del primer esbozo en el género que había de darle la fama con las colecciones de artículos de Panorama matritense o Escenas matritenses" Palau. La rareza de esta obra hizo que Foulché-Delbosc la reprodujera en la Revue Hispanique en 1920.Otras datos: ademas esta obra que pertenecio al autor tiene anotacion manuscrita de puño y letra de Ramon de Mesonero Romanos que dice: "Este mamarracho literario fue en donde hice mis primeras pruebas en 1821, a los 17 años." Estado: Muy buen estado.II: CURSO COMPLETO DE GRAMATICA PARDA SUBLIME con las reglas de su sintaxis propia y elegante, que ofrece dar en solas doce lecciones á los señoritos y señoritas cursantes en la Universidad de la Moda, buen gusto y supremo buen tono, para brillantar su fina educacion y arreglar sus costumbres civiles y religiosas. El licenciado Metesillas y Sacamuertos, catedratico de frusleria y académico nato de la junta literaria de los pisaverdes y charlatanes. Dalo a la luz D. Jaime Herreros y Marin C.R.Edición: Madrid; En la imprenta de Collado, 1819. (1ª edición) 100 p.Notas: Satíricos consejos para corregir las perniciosas costumbres en la educación. Obra jocosa, de amena lectura.Estado: Regular estado, mancha de grasa que afecta a las primeras y ultimas paginas por lo demas muy buen estado.III: ESTAFETA LITERARIA ó Correspondencia familiar entre varias personas de las que se llaman del Buen tono, sobre las modas, usos y costumbres de la Corte, y acerca del Estado actual, de la sociedad, ciencias, literatura, artes, etc. / por Doña A. M. (Nota manuscrita de Ramon de Mesonero Romanos que dice "Este autor D. Jeronimo de la Escosura")Edición: Madrid; Imprenta de D. Leon Amarita, febrero de 1833. 1ª edición. 72 p.Estado: Muy buen estado.IV: UNA TARDE DE PASEO POR EL SALON DEL PRADO. Dialogo entre D. Crisanto y D. Fermin Número primero - Número segundo. por D. J. A. X. y F.Edición: Madrid; Imprenta de Don Eusebio Alvarez, año de 1828. 1ª edición. 2 vols. 3 h., 24 p. 23 p.Estado; Muy buen estado.V: EL MUNDO TAL COMO ES O TODOS LOCOS por Don Pedro Martinez Lopez nº IEdición: Por la hija de D. Francisco Martinez Dávila. Impresor de Cámara de S.M., 1828. 38 p.Notas: De este periodico dice Hartzembusch que solo vio 6 números. Igualmente nosotros. (palau155191.Estado: Muy buen estado.VI: LO QUE SON ELLOS. Carta dirijida a Don Ramon Soler en contestacion á la que ha escrito á un galan primerizo, y en defensa del bello sexo por Don Francisco de Paula Mellado.Edición: Madrid: imprenta de D. M. de Burgos, 1832. 20 p.Estado: Muy buen estado." Año: 1830

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        La Divina Commedia manoscritta da Boccaccio.

      Negli Occhi Santi di Bice,, Roveta, 1820 - Tre volumi di cm. 25, pp. 612 (8) complessive. Antiporta incisa con la raffigurazione di Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio, graziosa marca tipografica che rappresenta un elefantino. Brossura originale con cornici e titoli a stampa. Qualche leggero alone limitato alle brossure, peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso, ben conservato ed a fogli chiusi. Edizione eseguita sul celebre manoscritto autografo del Boccaccio e postillato dal Petrarca (cui il codice sarebbe appartenuto - cod. Vaticano 3199) e del quale l'editore Fantoni trasse copia fedele a Parigi prima che il codice venisse restituito. Cfr. De Batines,148 e Mambelli (126): "Edizione che fu eseguita con precisione che Karl Witte chiamò diplomatica". Rara ed assai stimata edizione. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire abrégée des Sciences Métaphysiques, Morales et Politiques, depuis la Renaissance des lettres. Traduite de L'Anglois de Dugald Stewart, et précédée d'un discours Préliminaire, par J. A. Buchon.

      Chez F. G. Levrault 1820 - Paris, Chez F. G. Levrault, 1820-1823. 3 vol. in 8 de [II]- LXXXII-[LXXXIII-LXXXXIV] [discours préliminaire et préface de l'auteur]-347-[1]pp., [4]- 408pp., [4]-378pp., reliures en demi veau fauve de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs avec des filets dorés, triples filets dorés, fleurons dorés avec de petits manques, larges frises dorées, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge dont celui du tome 1 en partie frotté, pièces de tomaison de maroquin noir, titre doré, accroc à la coiffe supérieure et manque une petite partie de la tête du dos du volume 1, ainsi qu'une petite surface au bas du dos du tome 1, coupes et coins frottés, rousseurs éparses, signature de l'éditeur au centre du dos des pages du faux titre des tomes 1 et 2, bon et bel exemplaire. Bien que la traduction de Buchon ne soit pas complète, ayant pour effet de ne pas totalement faire connaître le travail de Stewart sur le continent européen, principalement en France, dans son oeuvre, l'auteur affirme que la philosophie européenne se caractérise par l'émergence et le développement de l'étude expérimentale de la nature humaine. Ceci ayant culminé avec l'école écossaise, qui toujours selon le philosophe, posa les fondements solides d'une science empirique de l'homme dans les champs de l'épistémologie, la gouvernance politique, l'économie politique et la Philosophie morale. Dugald Stewart (1753-1828), est considéré comme l'un des plus importants philosophes écossais avec Thomas Reid, dont il fut l'élève. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ON ANGLING. By An Amateur.

      The New Monthly Magazine. London. - 1820 1st edition. Pp15-22,133-138,251-256,625-630,LXX[binder's blanks]. Plain green leather. Author's name on spine given as Kitt. Leather at edges slightly worn but very good. Internally fine. The author's name is given as "Kitt" on the spine, and Kett by Westwood and Satchell who observe; "A series of eight letters, but evidently incomplete. The commencement of a new series of this magazine in the following year, with a different style of contribution, may account for theabrupt termination. Kett was drowned, while bathing, in 1825. He was perpetual curate of Hykeham, Lincolnshire, and was eminent as a scholar anddivine. The soubriquet of 'Emily' Kett was acquired by the publication of anovel with that title in 1809." This volume consists of all eight letters, plus adjacent articles, bound in plain leather with gilt titles to spine. Letter I, angling (No.78, Vol.XIV); Letter II, on fish in general (same iss.); Letter III, praise of the River Thames, angling for carp, description of the carp &c. (No.79); Letter IV, the barbel, directions to angle for barbel, sport in a thunderstorm, the diver &c (same iss.). LetterV, the trout, an anecdote introductory to the description, various species and haunts of the trout (No.83). Letter VI, the subject of trout fishing continued, choicest baits, the minnow and the fly, remarks on artificial flies, anecdotes illustrative of the nature of the trout, approved method of dressing the trout (same iss.). Letter VII, the pike, sketch of Blenheim Lake, introductory, peculiarities, trolling, new method of trolling, useful directions, diverting method of catching pikes. (Dec 1820)Letter VIII, anecdotes illustrative of the voracity of the pike, instances of their extraordinary size, a French dish recommended (same iss.). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ( Complete in 12 Volumes )

      London: Printed for Lackington, Harding, Etc. , 1820. Inscribed on fixed endpaper '' To Darling John A better class of husband all my love for the next 11 vols Helen ''. Also 2 cards with osborne's name printed, 1 inscribed by his wife. Some minor anntionals or page marking in pencil throughout, probably in Osborne's hand. Bound in full leather. Each volume has been rebacked, retaining the original period boards. Boards worn on edges. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional spotting or browning, 1 map has a short closed tear. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very nice set, in attractive full leather bindings.A24 . New Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Histoire naturelle des Oiseaux

      973 finely engraved & handcolored plates with 14 of the orig. watercolors. Each plate within a triple ruled frame, handcolored in yellow. Text within decorative borders. Ten vols. Large folio (465 x 320 mm.), fine French polished calf (ca. 1820-30) by Messier, sides finely panelled in gilt & blind in the Romantic style, spines divided into seven compartments with gilt tooling or lettering, a.e.g. Paris: Imprimerie Royale [Vols. I-VI]; Suivant la Copie de l'Imprimerie Royale [VII-X], 1771-72-74-77-78-83-83-83-84-86. A magnificent large-paper set, finely bound, of "one of the early and important landmarks in the history of ornithology" (Zimmer), richly illustrated with 973 engraved plates, all very finely handcolored, and with the addition of fourteen of the original watercolors by François Nicolas Martinet, the artist for the entire work. This set, in very fine condition, is the "most ambitious and comprehensive bird book...[and] ranks still as one of the most important of all bird books from the collector's point of view."-Fine Bird Books, p. 63. In 1765, at Buffon's direction, Martinet began the enormous project of drawing, painting, and engraving the plates. In the course of production over eighty artists and assistants were engaged, ultimately producing 973 ornithological plates. An additional 35 plates depicting animals, reptiles, insects, and corals were produced at the same time, but they are not mentioned in the body of the text; it is common to find most sets without them (as in the present set). This work was issued in four formats: the large and ordinary paper folio sets were issued with handcolored plates by and after François Martinet. Quarto and 12mo issues were also produced, illustrated with a series of black-and-white plates drawn by de Sève. As mentioned above, this set has been enriched with fourteen of the original watercolors by Martinet bound-in. They are: 1. Hirondelle de Mer, de Cayenne (Vol. IX, 988), unsigned but by Martinet 2. Oye, des terres Magellaniques (Vol. IX, 1006), unsigned but by Martinet 3. Canard musqué (Vol. X, 989), signed "Martinet" 4. Canard, de Miclon (Vol. X, 1008), signed "Martinet" 5. Millouinars (Vol. X, 1002), signed "Martinet" 6. Le Morillon (Vol. X, 1001), signed "Martinet" 7. Canard du Nord (Vol. X, 995), signed "Martinet" 8. Canard Brun (Vol. X, 1007), signed "Martinet" 9. Sarcelle d'Égypte (Vol. X, 1000), signed "Martinet" 10. Sarcelle, de l'isle de Férroë (Vol. X, 999), signed "Martinet" 11. Le Pétrel, ou l'oiseau-Tempête (Vol. X, 993), the engraved plate has been signed by Martinet but the drawing is definitely by him. 12. Le Pingoin (Vol. X, 1003), signed "Martinet" 13. Femelle du Pingouin (Vol. X, 1004), signed "Martinet" 14. Mancho des Hottentots (Vol. X, 1005), again the engraved plate has been signed by Martinet but the drawing is by him. This pagination of this copy collates according to Zimmer with the directions to the binder and errata at the end of each volume. In some copies the first volume is dated 1770. A fine set. Several upper joints with some barely noticeable and minor repairs. ❧ Anker 76-"one of the chief works of ornithological literature." Nissen 158. Zimmer, pp. 104-06. .

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        Rural Sports

      London: Bunny & Gold, Shoe Lane, n.d. [Ca. 1820] - A handsome, wide-margined copy of this sporting classic, first published in 1801, covering a profusion of field sports, as well as game laws; it went into many editions. Although this book is generally assumed to deal almost exclusively with hunting and shooting, and indeed is famous for its various portraits and descriptions of sporting dogs, over forty percent of it is actually devoted to angling, with 18 angling plates and extensive discussion of varieties of fish and where to take them, hooks and tackle, weather considerations, fish ponds, and other relevant subjects of angling interest. The book's exquisite engravings have ensured this work its lasting popularity 3 vols., 8vo. Numerous engraved plates, a number folding. Recased in later 3/4 tan calf over marbled boards, brown morocco spine labels, top edges sprinkled, others UNCUT, one plate repaired without loss, else fine; with the armorial bookplate of Sir Edward Blount, M.P. (1769-1843) in each volume. Schwerdt I, pp. 133-4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STAMPA SANTUARIO DELLA MADONNA DEI FIORI DELLA CITTA' DI BRA

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de La Mancha.

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

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

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

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        Discurso Preliminar a Constituicao Politica de Monarquia Hespanhola

      1820. A Profound Influence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America [Portugal]. [1820 Revolution]. [Arguelles, Augustin de (1776-1844)]. Discurso Preliminar a Constituicao Politica de Monarquia Hespanhola: Onde se Expoem os Fundamentos das Disposicoes da Mesma Constituicao. Lido nas Cortes Geraes, E Extraordinarias, Congregadas em Cadis em 1811, Nas Sessoes em Que a Commissao da Constituicao Apresentou o Projecto Desta. Traduzido do Hespanhol por R.F.C. Lisbon: Na Typografia Rollandiana, 1820. 157, [2] pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Original plain paper wrappers, untrimmed edges, signatures unopened. Some wear to spine ends, internally fresh. * First edition in Portuguese. Influential in Spain and Portugal, this essay on the Spanish constitution of 1812 was also a profound influence in Latin America. It was first delivered in 1811 before the Cortes that brought constitutional monarchy to Spain. This translation was prepared on the occasion of the revolution at Porto on August 24, 1820 that overthrew the regency and paved the way for the parliamentary deliberations that resulted in the Portuguese constitution of 1822. It also helped to inspire the Latin American independence movements of the 1820s. The identity of "R.F.C." is unknown. Arguelles was a Spanish statesman and diplomat. OCLC locates 2 copies (at Harvard Law School and the University of Kansas). Another copy located at the National Library of Portugal.

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

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

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

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

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        Cyclopaedia of Arts, Sciences and Literature. 4 volume set

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        SIGNATURE

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

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

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

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

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

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        INSTRUCTIONS SUR LE FONCTIONS DU MINISTERE PASTORAL - EN 5 VOLUMES (TOMES I, II, III, IV ET V).

      MAME AUGUSTE 1820 - R320040719: 272 + 343 + 432 + 306 + 317 pages - Nombreuses épidermures sur les plats - coins frottés - Coiffes frottées dont certaines plus abimées - Titre, tomaison, fleurons et roulettes dorés - contre-plats et tranches marbrés - 2 signets conservés. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 230-Christianisme. Théologie chrétienne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de La Mancha.

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

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        A Narrative of a Journey into Persia, and Residence at Teheran; Containing a Descriptive Itinerary from Constantinople to the Persian Capital,

      London: W. Wright, 1820. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. xvi,402pp. followed by a 2pp publisher's catalogue. Contemporary half calf; spine with simple gold rules, red leather lettering peice, gilt, marbled paper boards, Hand-colored frontispiece of the interior of a Harem; folding map. The map has an unobtrusive repair of a short marginal tear (no loss). The map, endpapers and frontispiece are lightly soiled, board papers and edges generally worn and rubbed; else a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of John Gregory Crace, and with an inscription on a preliminary blank: "To Emily Patan from her affectionate husband J. F. Patan. Calcutta 1826." First edition in English of these letters written by Joseph Michel Tancoigne during his voyage to Persia between 1807 and 1809, as a member of the French embassy of the general Gardane, the first of the three French embassies to Persia in the nineteenth century. First published in Paris under the title "Letres sur la Perse et la Turquie d'Asie" in 1819.

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        SIGNATURE

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

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        Il barbiere di Seviglia Ridotta per il piano forte

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

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

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

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        La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri

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

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        The Letters of Charles Dickens.

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press,, Oxford - In 12 vols. Vol.I: 1820-1839. (Reprinted with corrections, 1989) / Vol.II: 1840-1841. (First published, 1969) / Vol.III: 1842-1843. (First published, 1974) / Vol.IV: 1844-1846. (First published, 1977) / Vol.V: 1847-1849. (First published, 1981) / Vol.VI: 1850-1852. (Reprinted, 1990) / Vol.VII: 1853-1855. (First published, 1993) / Vol.VIII: 1856-1858. (First published, 1995) / Vol.IX: 1859-1861. (First published, 1997) / Vol.X: 1862-1864. (First published, 1998) / Vol.XI: 1865-1867. (First published, 1999) / Vol.XII: 1868-1870. (Reprinted, 2009) The Pilgrim Edition.1969-2009. With a frontis. & some illus. d.w. Red cloth. (Vol.XII; Boards bound) d.w. sl.stained. All edges sl.stained. Front flap sl.clipping of Vol.II & III. [Vol.IV]: Front & rear fly leaf sl.sunned. [Vol.V-VIII]: d.w. sl.sunned & torn. A small spotted on top edge. [Vol.X]: Sl.spotted on spine of d.w. Top & bottom edges sl.stained. 24x16cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        METHODE DE LYRE et Romances.

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

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        Geisha and Man by Yeizan (Kikugawa)

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

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

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

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        Rural Sports

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

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

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

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