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        Picturesque Views of American Scenery: Engraved by Hill. From drawings by Joshua Shaw, Landscape Painter. No. 1 [wrapper title]

      Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1820. Folio. (22 x 15 inches). 7 handcolored engraved plates, engraved by Hill after Shaw. 7 leaves of text (Introduction and leaf of explanation for each plate). Original lettered wrappers, verso of the front wrapper and the recto and verso of the rear wrapper list books imported or published by Carey & Son. Housed in a modern quarter morocco backed box. The complete first part of the rarest American colour plate book. Joshua Shaw was a noted English landscape painter who came to the United States in 1817. He conceived the idea of a published series of American views, which he executed over the next few years, and which were published in Philadelphia as a series of twenty plates titled Picturesque Views of American Scenery. In his introduction to Picturesque Views, Shaw emphatically declared that "in no other quarter of the globe are the majesty and loveliness of nature more strikingly conspicuous than in America." Yet he was baffled by the fact that few artists on either side of the Atlantic regarded American scenery as a subject of painterly merit. Shaw set about the task of converting the general public to the aesthetic concept of the picturesque. He intended to travel "through the different states, for the purpose of taking on the spot, the best and most popular Views ... in the course of his tour, he will visit nearly every State in the Union." Shaw envisioned publishing his sketches as a series of some 36 scenic prints and "occasional vignettes," to be issued in six numbers by subscription. The Philadelphia publisher Thomas Moses first undertook the ambitious project in 1819 but relinquished control to Mathew Carey the following year. For lack of subscribers, Shaw's work ceased production after the third number. Yet the compellingly poetic elements that typified his work, the breathtaking amplitude of his vistas and the evocative counterpoint of shadow and light, left an indelible mark on the depiction of nature in American art. The work is very rare: of the thirteen sets in American institutions, only nine are complete. Only two complete copies have appeared on the market in the last thirty-five years. The present part is from the 1820 second issue published by Mathew Carey. The plates (with accompanying text leaves) are as follow: 1) [Titlepage] 2) Washington's Sepulchre Mount Vernon 3) Jones' Falls Near Baltimore 4) View Near the Falls of Schuylkill 5) View Above the Falls of Schuylkill 6) View of the Spot where Gen. Ross Fell Near Baltimore 7) Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi Deák 315; Fielding 644662; Howes S345; Koke, Checklist of John Hill 3756; Reese, Stamped with a National Character 5; Stauffer 1343; Stokes III:567; Sabin 79935.

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        Des Capitains James Cook Beschreibung seiner Reise um die Welt

      Wien & Krems,: B. Ph. Bauer, 1820.. Three volumes, duodecimo, each with folding frontispiece; almost pristine in the original printed blue wrappers, manuscript shelf-marks to spines, advertisements for Campe's "Merkw¸rdiger Reisebeschreibungen", in a simple modern slipcase. Very rare, particularly in such remarkable original condition: a children's version of Cook's third voyage. The attractive plates depict respectively canoes off the coast of Tahiti, the interior of a house in Unalaska, and "Summer and Winter" dwellings of Kamchatka.'Cook's Third Voyage for children. Translated by J.H. Campe and retold in dialogue between a father and children named Ferdinand, Antoinette, Jacobine, and Wilhelm' (Forbes). Joachim Campe (1746-1818) was a prolific writer for children, producing a vast array of works mainly concerned with disseminating information about voyages of discovery. Von Schutz was a Romantic writer and playwright, translator of Casanova into German, and general man of letters.The wrappers are not only charming but also quite interesting for the detailed advertisements for Campe's "collection of remarkable voyages", which at the time of printing included some twelve volumes including, as no. 12, de Lesseps' account of La PÈrouse, as well as Byron, Carteret, Wallis, and Cook's first two voyages.The only set recorded by both Beddie and Forbes is in the Mitchell Library.Beddie, 91; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 510.

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      Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son. Very Good with no dust jacket. Sept. 1, 1820.. 2nd american edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; A complete genealogical, historical, chronological and geographical atlas.1820. 13" x 18". Orig. 1/4 morocco & bds; rubbed & worn, some blistering & minor dampstaining. With 71 double page hand-colored engraved maps. Internally generally clean and VG. This is Lavoisne's second American edition folio atlas "carefully revised and corrected" by C. Gros and J. Aspin. Published by M. Carey and Sons, and printed by T. H. Palmer "on the Ruthven Press, and on J. & T. Gilpin's Machine Paper." The atlas is complete and contains 28 double-page maps, plus scores of detailed and colorful tables, chronological and historical, on 71 plates. The maps are listed below. World in hemispheres; Ancient World; Ancient World of Noah (2" centerfold separation in center) ; Canaan & Egypt (two single-page maps) ; Ancient Greece; Roman Empire; Incursion of the Barbarians. Europe 1820; England, Scotland & Ireland; England & Wales; Scotland; Ireland; France; France...Treaty of 1815 with Netherlands, Switzerland and part of Italy; Spain & Portugal; Germany; Kingdom of Netherlands; Italy; Poland; Russia; Denmark (single page) ; Sweden (single page) ; Turkey in Europe (single page) ; Turkey in Asia (single page) ; Asia; China; Hindoostan or India; Africa; North America (single page) ; South America with the Conquests of Pizarro (single page). The United States map, by John Melish, provides a detailed view of the Missouri River and the headwaters of the Columbia River based on information from Lewis and Clark's expedition. The new state of Missouri is shown with a straight western border. Michigan Territory includes the eastern part of present-day Wisconsin, which is still a part of the North West Territory. The large Arkansas Territory takes in most of present-day Oklahoma. Texas is a part of Mexico. One of the most interesting features of the map is the river system in the West, near the Highest Peak, where the headwaters of several major rivers all originate within a few miles of one another - Red River of California (Colorado) , Multnomah (Willamette) , Rio del Norte (Rio Grande) , Arkansaw (Arkansas) Territory and others and the Platte. Hardbound, original boards with half calf. Title page, introduction, contents, maps and tables. Overall maps are in good to near fine condition in original color and all called for are present. .

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        Nuova Collezione di Vedute di Roma. Antiche e moderne con alcune in Pianta, Alzato, e Sezione e le migliore Statue in piccolo, che si trovano nelle Galerie, Chiese, Musei e Piazze

      Rom, Piale [ca. 1820].. qu.-kl.-4°. Mit gest. Tit. m. Vign., gefalt. Kupferkarte, gefalt., gest. Plan u. 52 Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Kap. lädiert, tlw. stockfleckig. Die Taf. zeigen Veduten, Monumente, Medaillons.

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      1820. 1. DEFOE,DANIEL. LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE. London: Printed by T. Cadell & W. Davies 1820. 4to (7 x 10"), 2 volumes, v.1 xcii [1] 2-429, v.2 v [1] - 415. Original full calf bound by Reviere with gilt rules on covers and extensive gilt tooling on spines in compartments, gilt dentelles, top edges gilt, inconspicous professional strengthening of joints, a near Fine set with the most minimum of spotting. Illustrated by Thomas Stothard with 48 exquisite copper engraved plates which includes a complete second set of plates on India paper before lettering. Volume one has a fascinating 92 page essay on Defoe and his works done for this edition. Although first published earlier with Stothard's engravings, the publisher notes: "the engravings were executed so inadequately to the present state of the arts it is no wonder the Public shewed little sense of their extraordinary merit. Now at length entire justice has been done to the genius of the celebrated painter who conceived them" (p.lxv). Considered one of the best illustrated editions of this classic, rare with the extra suite of plates.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Ivanhoe; A Romance. In Three Volumes

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co, 1820. First Edition. Three demi octavo volumes (18.5cm); early tree calf (first half of 19th century), rebacked with calf, original spines laid down; xxxiii, [1]-298; [1]-327; [1-3], 4-371+3pp publisher's ads. Half-titles present following title pages; "Advertisement" leaf in volume I.; three pages of terminal ads in volume III. Board edges lightly scuffed; old paper reinforcements to hinges; board corners squared and strengthened. Engraved armorial bookplate of "Lampson" to front pastedown of each volume. Texts fresh and complete; a sound, Very Good set. & & [STILL NEED TO CHECK POINTS OF ISSUE - BIBLIOGRAPHY ON ORDER 12/27] First State of text, with pages 151-158 repeated in volume 1; "toilsome" on p.xv of Preface; [&c.]. A Scott high-spot in an attractive contemporary binding. The bookplates likely those of Sir George Curtis Lampson, 1st Baronet (1806-1885), American-born British financier, fur trader, and early promoter of the trans-Atlantic cable.

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [2], xcii, 429pp, [1] and Volume Two - v, [1], 415pp, [1]. Later full straight grain morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume number to third, remaining panels with single fillet border and an inner double fillet frame, covers with triple fillet border, gilt rule to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. Spines very slightly faded, very minor rubbing to extremities, internally some very minor browning and occasional light spotting, generally quite bright and clean. Complete with twenty plates engraved by Heath after Stothard. Binding was for Southerans. Lowndes 614. Reprint. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Heath, Charles After Stothard, Thomas. 8vo.

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        Ivanhoe; A Romance. By the Author of “Waverley”

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable 1820. . First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, bound without the half titles and the advertisements at the end of volume III. One gathering slightly proud in volume I, some foxing. Contemporary salmon half calf, marbled sides with some rubbing, gilt banded spines with compartments containing a blind stamped pattern, morocco labels, speckled edges, some light marks. Todd & Bowden 140Aa.

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      Edinburgh - Archibald, Constable and Co., 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound early edition Ivanhoe, a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott published in 1820, and set in 12th-century England. With a dedicatory epistle tothe Rev. Dr. Dryasdust, F. A. S. to front of volume one by Laurence Templeton, dated 1817. Second edition. In three volumes complete. Ivanhoe is sometimes credited for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed Scott had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages, while Carlyle and Ruskin made similar claims to Scott's overwhelming influence over the revival based primarily on the publication of this novel. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Previous owner's ink inscription to title of volume three. Condition: Handsomely rebound in quarter morocco with cloth covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only odd spotting, mostly to first and last few pages and slight handling marks. Volume two has no title page, half title present. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable, 1820. As issued by the publisher original grey boards & paper spines ,worn & chipped, paper title labels all totaly original . First editions second printing , scarce. . First Edition. Original Boards . Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Abbot

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London and for Archibald Constable and Company and John Ballantyne, Edinburgh. 1820, First Edition, first issue in three volumes, full leather binding, gilding to spine and cover, 6?3/4 x 4?1/4. Marbled inside covers, book plate to Pitt Skipton.Volume I: 3 blank pages, Title page, 4 pages Introductory Epistle numbered II-IV, half title, 345 pages vol. I numbered 4 ? 348, 3 blank end pages. Condition Good/Very GoodVolume II: 3 blank pages, Title page, Half title, 348 pages vol. II, 3 blank end pages. Condition Good/Very goodVolume III: 3 blank pages, Title page, Half title, 364 pages vol. III, advertisement, 3 blank end pages. Condition Good/Very good

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        (John) The Bruce; or, the Metrical History of Robert I. King of Scots. Published from a Manuscript dated m.cccc.lxxxix. With Notes, and a Memoir of the Life of the Author.

      Printed at Edinburgh [by James Ballantyne and Co.], 1820 . with, as issued Henry the Minstrel. Wallace; or, the Life and Acts of Sir William Wallace, of Ellerslie. Published from a Manuscript dated m.cccc.lxxxviii. With Notes, and Preliminary Remarks. Edinburgh..., 1820 first editions thus, one of 250 copies, 2 Vols., 4to., general titles, specific titles with vignettes, list of subscribers (at 6 guineas); contemp. pale tan calf, spines gilt with tan and olive green morocco labels, slightly rubbed, very good Geddie Middle Scots Poets pp.65 & 145. Well edited by Dr. John Jamieson (author of the Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language), and a pair of works recommended by Scott to his friends. Volume ii concludes with a glossary to both works, and an impressive list of subscribers. This copy has the armorial bookplates of Lord Napier, for whom it was presumably bound: there are gilt coronets to the spines. "It is with The Bruce of Barbour that Scottish vernacular literature, as a distinctive national product, first begins to take shape.... [It] portrays the triumph of a splendid struggle for independent nationality...; and if not entitled to rank as a great national epic by virtue of qualities essentially poetic, it yet celebrates the daring and victorious career of a national hero in a manner not unworthy of the stirring theme.... ...Harry [Henry the Minstrel] may be ranked next to Henryson. As a mere metrical achievement the poem is a great advance on Barbour's Bruce; and although Harry is not usually classed as a Chaucerian, there can be no doubt that he shared, directly or indirectly, in the Chaucerian influence." (Henderson)

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        Miscellaneous poems

      Archibald Constable & Co. and Hurst Robinson & Co. pr. by James Ballantyne Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., and Hurst, Robinson, & Co. (pr. by James Ballantyne), 1820. Binding as above, moderately rubbed; hinges (inside) slightly tender. Front free endpaper verso with inked ownership inscription. Light to moderate foxing throughout, pages otherwise clean.. 8vo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). viii, 510, [2] pp. (pagination skips 66-85). Beautiful edition of gathered verses by Sir Walter Scott, containing "The Bridal of Triermain," "Harold the Dauntless," "William and Helen," and what the advertisement calls "all the Smaller Pieces, collected for the first time in the recent edition of the Author's Poems" — decorated with a fore-edge painting.The Fore-edge: Simple but charming design of six bright butterflies in red, orange, yellow and blue.Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of John Train.Binding: Contemporary maroon straight-grain morocco framed in wide gilt border and panelled in gilt single fillet, spine with gilt-stamped title and decorations, board edges (at corners) and turn-ins with gilt roll. All edges gilt.

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        LA MINERVE, Vaisseau Aerien Destine aux Decouvertes, et propose a toutes les Academies de l'Europe; par le Physicien Robertson, Ci-devant Professeur a l'Ecole centrale du departement de l'Ourte, de la Societe Galvanique, de celle d'Emulation de

      Liege, et de celle pour l'Encouragement des Sciences et Arts de Hambourg. Seconde édition, revue et corrigée. 1820. 8vo, 190 x 125 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, woodcut title vignette, 4 woodcut illustrations printed on 3 pages, 1 large folding plate of the Minerve, plus at the end 1 extra folding plate (probably a facsimile) of a fantasy flying machine which seems to come from an Italian work, pages 36, (4), bound in modern half calf over cloth sides, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, contrasting gilt lettered labels, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Corners and hinges very slightly rubbed, front inner paper hinge cracked, 2 very small repairs to edge of front endpaper, slightly foxed throughout, mostly light, the folding plate is faintly foxed at the edges, there is a small light stain at the top outer corner, a tiny piece missing from the lower corner and a very short closed edge tear at the inner edge (repaired on reverse), the unnumbered illustrated pages at the end are very faintly foxed at the edges, otherwise a very good copy. Étienne-Gaspard Robert (1763-1837) was a famous Belgian stage magician pioneering projection techniques for phantasmagoria shows, at the same time pursuing an academic career as professor of physics at Liege, specialising in optics. He also had vast experience with balloons - he was Commandant des Aerostiers during the war, serving under General Jourdain in Belgium and Holland in 1803/4, providing valuable observations on the enemy troops and movements from tethered and untethered balloon observing stations; he is also regarded by some as the inventor of the parachute. There was nothing about the balloon described in this pamphlet that would have worked, and Robertson knew it, intending his work to be more of caricature of existing attempts in flight than as a science fiction creation. The balloon was to have been one of the biggest ever designed with a 150 foot diameter for a load of 161,000 lbs including 60 scientists, plus some ladies who have their own quarters, and it was to be fitted out with a library, church, exercise area, chemistry laboratory, music room, food and wine storage, kitchen, the only place where a fire is allowed, etc. It is also provided with a small ship underneath for sea landings. The first edition which is extremely scarce was first published in Vienne, France in 1804. This is mentioned on the title page and see Tissandier, Bibliographie Aeronautique page 33. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Versuch Einer Systematischen Uebersicht der Heilquellen des Russischen Reichs. [Attempt of a Systematic Review of the Mineral Springs of the Russian Empire]

      Saint Petersburg: Kayserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1820 Book. Near Fine. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. St. Petersburg: Kayserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1820. First Edition. Octavo. xviii, 338, [2] pp. With eleven folding hand colored maps including one large map of the Russian Empire. Period brown gilt tooled half calf with marbled boards. Rebacked in period style using original boards. A near fine copy. A rare work with only 15 copies found in Worldcat. First edition of this "for Russia meaningful work" (ADB), of the first systematic survey of spas in tsarist Russia. The eleven maps, which were most probably engraved after Julius Klaproth (1783-1835) by Carl Mar show all spas of the Russian Empire, with special maps of lake Baikal, Caucasus, Urals, Siberia, Caspian region and others. Alexander Nicolaus v. Scherer (in Russian Alexander Ivanovich) was a Russian chemist of German origin, member of Russian Science Academy since 1815. The author of the first original chemistry textbook, published in Russian ('Rukovodstvo k prepodavaniiu khimii', 1808). Founder and first director of Saint Petersburg Pharmaceutical Society (1818). Actively promoted the progressive 'oxygen' theory of Antoine Lavoisier and significantly contributed in the development of Russian chemistry nomenclature. Graduated from Jena University in 1794 and worked in Germany for several years. In 1803 returned to Russia and worked as a professor in Dorpat University, later, as a professor of chemistry in Medical Surgery Academy, Mining Cadet Corps and other educational institutions in Saint Petersburg. Also he a member of Copenhagen and Erfurt Science Academies, scientific societies of Berlin, Gottingen, Erfurt, Brussels, Paris, Leipzig and others. Created numerous scientific works regarding chemistry, pharmacology and mineralogy. In 1819-22 published in Saint Petersburg chemist magazine "Allgemeine nordische Annalen der Chemie." Russian Brokhaus Encyclopaedia; Russian Biographic Dictionary/ed. Polovtsov; Catalogue of Russian National library..

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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

      Andover: Flagg and Gould, 1820. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good. Period full calf over boards, title "Harmon's Journal" stamped in gilt onto red spine label, 8vo (8-1/8 inches tall) pp. [xxiv], 432, portrait frontispiece. Binding well worn and rubbed, top of joints starting, eratta and folding map lacking (map provided in photocopy); p.o. name and date [1834] in ink and pencil erasure ffep, some pages noted with penciled page numbers at foot, leaf 39/40 with a piece missing at foot - not affecting text, first few pages are loosening and held by a thread, front and rear endpapers with one small hole each, dampstain and light soil within. Housed in a custom chemise and morroco backed slipcase. A good copy of this famous and poorly made publication. Harmon's fame is due mostly to this excellent journal of the fur trade, kept for almost two decades. "This account was edited by Daniel Haskell, and some of it probably written by him under Harmon's dictation." Streeter, 3692. The Preface is signed [in print only] by Haskell. Ref. Howes, H205; Wagner-Camp 17; Sabin, 30404; Peel, 71.

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      Philadelphia: M. Carey & Sons (Vol. I); H.C. Carey & I. Lea (Vols. II & III), [1820-]1821-1823[-1824].. Three volumes. "To Subscribers" leaf in second volume. 106 handcolored engraved plates (two folding), including some partially printed in colors and finished by hand, from drawings by the author, by Cornelius Tiebout (29), G.B. Ellis (32), F. Kearney (23), J. Boyd (7), J. Drayton (6), C. Goodman (6), Jacob J. Plocher (2), and J.L. Frederick (1). Half titles Quarto. Expertly bound to style in three-quarter red morocco over contemporary blue sugar paper-covered boards, spines gilt. Some expert repairs to marginal tears. Very good. An important American flora, "magnificently illustrated" (DAB) with "plates [that] are clear, soft and lovely" (Bennett). The work includes the first successful use of stipple engraving in the United States. This set includes the rare "To Subscribers" leaf in the second volume. In addition to its significance as a botanical work, Barton's FLORA... is also one of the most important early color plate books produced entirely in the United States. "The plates were made by [amongst others] Cornelius Tiebout, the first really skilled engraver born in the United States, although he trained in London for two years in the 1790s to perfect his technique" - Reese. Barton states in the advertisement to the first volume that some of the "plates are printed in color, and are afterwards colored by hand. It is confidently believed by the author, that they will be found the most successful attempts at imitation by sound engraving, of the French style, yet made in this country." He goes on to note that the method of color printing was the result of "repeated experiments" owing "to the impossibility of obtaining information as to the manner of coloring abroad." The text gives details of each species, its Latin binomial, common name, and class and order according to the Linnean system, followed by interesting information about the history of the discovery of the species and details about its geographical range. BM (NH) I, p.105. BENNETT, p.9 (incorrect plate count). DUNTHORNE 26. NISSEN (BBI) 84. MacPHAIL, BENJAMIN SMITH BARTON AND WILLIAM CRILLON BARTON 19. MEISEL III, p.385. PRITZEL 446. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 11. SABIN 3858. STAFLEU & COWAN 236.

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        A Flora of North America. Illustrated by coloured figures, drawn from nature

      Philadelphia: vol.I: M. Carey & Sons; vol.II & III: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, [1820-]1821-1823[-1824]. 3 volumes, quarto. (10 9/16 x 8 5/16 inches). Half-titles in each volume. To Subscribers leaf in vol.II. 106 hand- coloured engraved plates (two folding), including some partially printed in colours and finished by hand, from drawings by the author, by Cornelius Tiebout (29), G.B. Ellis (32), F. Kearney (23), J. Boyd (7), J. Drayton (6), C. Goodman (6), Jacob J. Plocher (2) and J.L. Frederick (1). (one folding plate partially backed along fold). Contemporary three quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. An important American flora, "magnificently illustrated" (DAB) with "Plates [that] are clear, soft and lovely" (Bennett). The work includes the first successful use of stipple- engraving in the United States. This set includes the rare 'To Subscribers' leaf in Volume II. In addition to its significance as a botanical work, Barton's Flora is also one of the most important early colour-plate books entirely produced in the United States. "The plates were made by [amongst others] Cornelius Tiebout, the first skilled engraver born in the United States, although he trained in London for two years in the 1790's to perfect his technique." (Reese, Stamped with a National Character p. 40). Barton states in the advertisement to the first volume that some of the "plates are printed in colour, and are afterwards coloured by hand. It is confidently believed by the author, that they will be found the most successful attempts at imitation by sound engraving, of the French style, yet made in this country." He goes on to note that the method of colour printing was the result of "repeated experiments" owing "to the impossibility of obtaining information as to the manner of colouring abroad." The text gives details of each species, its Latin binomial, common name, and class and order according to the Linnaean system, followed by interesting information about the history of the discovery of the species and details about its geographical range. BM(NH) I, p.105; Bennett p. 9 (incorrect plate count); Dunthorne 26; Nissen BBI 84; MacPhail Benjamin Smith Barton and William Crillon Barton 19; Meisel III, p.385; Pritzel 446; Reese Stamped with a National Character 11; Sabin 3858; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 236.

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        [Roman Costumes; Drawn from nature by Pinelli and C.Hullmandel: on Stone by C.Hullmandel]

      London: C.Hullmandel for Rodwell & Martin, 1820 [plates watermarked 1817]. Folio. (11 5/8 x 17 inches). Lithographed throughout. 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates, drawn on stone and printed and coloured by J.Hullmandel (5 after his own drawings, 19 after Pinelli). (Lacks the lithographed title). Period half blue moire cloth over marbled paper covered boards, original morocco label on the upper cover (later white ink manuscript titling to spine, front hinge cracked). A coloured copy of this very rare incunable from the dawn of lithography as an art, in Great Britain. Printed, lithographed, and in five cases from original drawings by "the man... who did more than any other to establish lithography in England" (Abbey). The present work appears to be the first substantial book to be printed entirely by Charles Hullmandel (his earlier Twenty-four views of Italy [1818] includes a varying number of plates printed by Moser & Harris). It is very rare and was unknown to Abbey. Hullmandel appears to have begun the publication on his own, presumably in an attempt to build on the success of his earlier work, and using the highly fashionable Pinelli's etchings as his models. Hullmandel was born in Mayfair on 15 June 1789 to a German father and French mother. "After training as an artist, he went abroad for a time, and it was apparently on his return journey ... that he first met Senefelder and became interested in lithography, at first only as a means of publishing his own sketches ... Hullmandel went to Moser and Harris for the printing of these early drawings, with the result ... that he determined 'to have a press and materials of my own', which he set up in his lodgings at 51 Great Marlborough Street" (Abbey Travel I, p.148). He printed a number of individual views and small groups of prints, and then in 1820 produced the present work. In 1823 a second substantial work appeared "in which the sketches, and not just the drawing on stone, are by Hullmandel himself, Views of the South of Germany, the Tyrol and Italy… from sketches by C. Hullmandel. Realizing that to succeed he must thoroughly understand the chemical basis of the process, Hullmandel studied under Farrday... Amateurs and artists gathered round to learn the use of the press, and No.51 became practically a school of lithography. Soon Hullmandel had the artists Ward, Westall, Lane, and particularly Harding, working for him… while in 1821 Théodore Géricault… did a series for him, Various subjects drawn from Life and on Stone (Abbey Travel I.p.149). His subsequent influence on his contemporaries in the field of lithography was enormous, and his technical achievements vital to the establishment of the lithograph as a medium through which great art could be achieved. Colas 2382; Lipperheide Ja 20 (calling for 23 plates).

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        The North American Review and Miscellaneous Journal Vol X-XXVII

      Boston: Cummings and Hilliard , 1820. Price of this item has been temporarily reduced. Volumes 10 -37 of the North American Review from the years 1820-1833. Missing volume 28. Total of 27 volumes. This is an exceptional set of books. One Quarter Leather bound books. Leather spines, leather on the corners. The front and rear boards are black buckram with leather on all the corners. All books are uniformly bound. All the books are tightly bound and square. The spines on all the books are complete with only one volume showing light chipping at the top of the volume. This is the cream of the crop of my collection of these books. Ex library books with usual library notations, stamps, etc, but the body of the books is very clean. The book pages range from nearly no foxing to moderate and heavy foxing, with most volumes having a moderate amount of foxing. All of the books are tightly bound and square. Sold ONLY AS A SET. I have other volumes of the series, but this is the most exceptional looking volumes. This set is missing volume #28. All books are first editions - NO reprints of any sort. The North American Review and Miscellaneous Journal is one of the oldest literary journal published in the United States. This set is a treasure trove of historical information. This is a very nice looking set of books. THE PRICE OF THIS SET IS NEGOTIABLE. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Collectible Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The history of England, from the invasion of Julius Caesar, to the revolution in 1688 / by David Hume to which is prefixed a short account of his life [volumes 2 - 8]

      London : Printed for Richardson & Co...., 1820. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 7v. ; 22cm. Volumes 2 - 8 only. Subjects: England -- History. Summary: The History of England (1754–61) is David Hume's great work on England's history which was written in installments while he was serving as librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was first published in six volumes in 1754, 1756, 1759, and 1761. More a category of books than a single work, Hume's History spanned "from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688" and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the standard history of England until Thomas Macaulay's The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with gilt-crossed bands. Wear to some title labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. General surface marks as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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      London: R. Ackermann, 1820. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Issue. ONE OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES. Hardcover. A Portion of Heaven Fallen Down to Earth,"One of 50 on Large Paper, Beautifully Colored. 422 x 324 mm (16 5/8 x 12 3/4"). sheets 407 x 318 mm. (16 x 12 1/2"). xiv, [ii], 178 pp. Translated from the German by John Black. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Issue. ONE OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES. Excellent contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards by Charles Hering (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), newly rebacked and recornered to style by Courtland Benson, wide raised bands and panels attractively gilt in scrolling designs, gilt titling, all edges gilt. 24 HAND-COLORED PLATES OF THE RHINE (plus one folding map), taken from the drawings of Christian Georg Schütz and engraved by Sutherland, Havell, and Bartlett. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of "R G V"; front free endpaper with evidence of bookplate removal. Abbey "Travel" I, 217; Tooley 234. Offsetting onto tissue guards (indicating that they have done their job), one tissue guard missing (but no offsetting onto text in this case), isolated trivial thumbing, foxing, or rust spots, but A FINE AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE COPY, the beautifully restored binding unworn, the text and plates with only the most minor imperfections, and the margins of this special copy remarkably broad. This is one of Ackermann's major color plate books and apparently the first in his "Picturesque Tours" series, others of which explore the Seine, the Ganges, and the Thames. The book describes a trip down the Rhine on that part of the river generally considered most romantic and charming. The account contains not only topographical descriptions, but considerable historical information and details of popular traditions. The tone is frankly advocative, the book being written "with a view chiefly to the information of travellers of cultivated minds who may be induced to visit this interesting portion of Germany." The main appeal of the book for us today, of course, resides in the book's spacious and richly colored plates. The irresistibly scenic views seem to justify the book's claim that the region depicted is "a portion of heaven fallen down to earth." Our plates are early impressions, and, as in other contexts, size matters here: the sheets in our volume are 407 mm. tall, appreciably larger than most of the copies seen in auction records, which measure, on average, approximately 330 mm. (Abbey's untrimmed copy measured 425 mm., and a Large Paper Copy sold at Sotheby's in 2007 had sheets 402 mm. tall.) As the limitation would indicate, copies on Large Paper are very uncommonly seen, and our copy is beautiful, with especially well-preserved text and plates and an exceedingly handsome replica spine.

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        A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:

      London, R. Ackermann,, 1820. With Illustrations of the scenes, remarkable events, and of popular traditions. Embellished with twenty-four highly finished and coloured engravings, from the drawings of M. Schuetz; and accompanied by a map. Translated from the German by John Black. Quarto (360 × 300 mm). Finely bound in green half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London, raised bands, spine gilt, buckram boards. 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates and large folding map with colour highlights. Light marginal spotting to a few plates and leaves, small repair to the margin on the Biebrich plate, minor offset from plates, else a very good copy. First edition, with plates watermarked 1816–1820. In this copy the Mentz plate is dated October 1819 and the Biebrich plate is dated Septr. 1819. With the list of subscribers.

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        A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne: With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions -Translated from the German by John Black

      London: R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, 1820. (ACKERMANN, R., PUBLISHER) First edition, early issue, with the plates unnumbered. Folio (13 1/4 x 11 in.). 24 hand-colored aquatint plates after M. Schuetz, 1 map. xiv, [2], [1]-178 pp. Contemporary polished calf, spine gilt, all edges gilt, rebacked, corners somewhat rubbed, offsetting from plates and text, very good, attractive copy. Abbey Travel 217; Martin Hardie, pp. 107-8, 312; Prideaux, p. 337; Tooley (1954), # 234 . One of Ackermann's most breathtaking color plate books - these exquisite views of the Rhine are justly prized for their matchless beauty

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        A picturesque tour along the Rhine, from Montz to Cologne. With illustrations of the scenes of remarkable events, and of popular traditions. Embellished with twenty-four highly finished and coloured engravings, from the drawings of M. Schuetz; and accompanied by a map. Translated from the German by John Black

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

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        Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq. Begun by Himself and Concluded by his Daughter, Maria Edgeworth

      London: Printed for R Hunter, Successor to Mr. Johnson and Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. [4] [1] pp 2-392 A single volume of the Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, inscribed by the author's novelist daughter, Maria. The memoirs had a complicated genesis and Maria Edgeworth is credited with completing, editing and posthumously publishing her father's memoirs. She has written on the title page: 'Mrs Beaufort from Maria Edgeworth' in brown ink, using her distinctive forward-sloping cursive hand. More than twenty years before the publication of this book, in 1798, Richard Lovell Edgeworth married for a third time, Frances-Anne Beaufort, from whose family 'Mrs Beaufort' seems likely to originate. In addition to the inscription there is a single manuscript correction in a miniscule printed hand at page 44. Edgeworth is describing the way Mr Deane introduced him to mathematical instruments and states that 'he explained to me the bellows of an organ pipe and many other contrivances.' The annotator has amended this in the same ink as used on the title page to: 'he explained to me the bellows and construction of an organ, and many other mechanical contrivances.' The privileged information contained within the correction strongly suggests it to be Maria Edgeworth's handiwork even if the tiny printed hand is not evidence enough of itself. The binding has recently been restored using light green paper over the original boards with a spine label imitating the original label which is laid in. Internally the text is clean; the page edges have not been trimmed. Even without his remarkable daughter Richard Lovell Edgeworth is a significant figure as inventor and writer; these memoirs are among the most entertaining written in the period. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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        Autograph letter wrapper signed

      A letter wrapper, complete, addressed by Ricardo to W. W. Currie, Gt. George Street, Liverpool, dated London May eleven 1820 and signed in full lower left. Stamped free. Black wax seal to reverse. A rare signature. The recipient William Wallace Currie (1784-1840) was mayor of Liverpool 1833/36. He was the son of James Currie the campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade.

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      1820. [MALTHUS] SAY, Jean-Baptiste. LETTRES A M. MALTHUS, SUR DIFFERENS SUJETS D'ECONOMIE POLITIQUE, NOTAMMENT SUR LES CAUSES DE LA STAGNATION GENERALE DU COMMERCE. Paris: Chez Bossange, 1820. First edition. [4] + 184 pp. 8vo., original paper covered boards, half calf with gilt ruled spine, with new gilt tan leather spine label. Ex-library with usual markings and owner's name in red pencil on title page. Occasional light foxing to margins within. Letters written by Say upon reading Malthus' PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. Kress C 617, Einaudi 5115, Goldsmiths 22780.

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        ABREGÉ DE L'HISTOIRE GENERALE DES VOYAGES contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile et de mieux averé dans les pays ou les voyageurs ont penetré, les moeurs des habitans, la religion, les usages, arts et sciences, commerce .

      Etienne Ledoux,, Parigi, 1820 - Ventiquattro tomi legati in mezza pelle, titolo ai dorsi (qualche piccola mancanza in alcuni), sguardie, occhielli, frontespizi, XXVIII, 10972 pp. complessive comprendenti gli indici. La poderosa collezione di viaggi ed esplorazioni curata dal Laharpe nell'impressione dei primi anni dell'ottocento. Di grandissimo interesse, raccoglie i più prestigiosi resoconti di viaggi ed esplorazioni compiute dai grandi navigatori ed esploratori, compreso i tre viaggi di James Cook. In più che buono stato, qualche sporadica fioritura, qualche insignificante menda d'uso, poche mende ad alcuni dorsi. Davvero notevole e di scarsissima reperibilità.

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        Veduta dell Arco di Settimio Severo

      Rome 1820 - Luigi Rossini was a master engraver who produced over one thousand plates of buildings, ruins, gardens and monuments. His career coincided with a period of great archeological activity. His etchings of Rome followed Piranesi's example, and reported the latest excavations to an avidly interested European audience. In turn, as they were carried home by Northern Europeans on the Grand Tour, the etchings fuelled worldwide interest in classical architecture., Image Size : 458x633 (mm), 18x24.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : 465x645 (mm), 18.25x25.375 (Inches), Paper Size : 522x740 (mm), 20.5x29.125 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        Der Lange Verborgene Freund, oder: Getreuer und Christlicher Unterricht fur Jedermann, enthaltend: Wunderbare und probmassige Mittel und Kunste (.)

      No Publisher, Reading, PA 1820 - First edition. Paper covered boards with calf leather spine. 4 1/4 by 7 inches. 100 pp. First appearance of this work, providing many folk remedies, charms and spells for colic, aches, swellings, etc. A few spells are included to be used against thieving, murderers and witchcraft, as well as extinguishing fire without water and a few conjurations, earning the book the status of grimoire. Published openly and very popular among its purchasers, this book was reprinted many times in pulp form during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This precedes the first English language edition which was published in 1846, under a slightly different title. Hohman was a German immigrant, settling in Pennsylvania in 1802, and earning money by publishing various broadsides and other work, as well as practicing as a healer. (See Davies. Grimoires p 192-94). This copy has what appears to be a handwritten remedy for frostbite on the second endpaper, in German, although writing is a bit hard to translate due to fading and script, so this cannot be ascertained for certain. GOOD condition. Heavy chipping and peeling to the paper on the boards, with moderate loss to the front cover and minor loss of paper along the extremities of the rear cover. Minor soiling. Uneven minor to moderate foxing and staining to the covers. Moderate to heavy scuffing. Leather splitting along the upper and lower portions of the hinges. Heavy bumping along the extremities, with the corners rounded. Interior solid. General fading to the text, with scattered moderate to heavy foxing throughout, as well as minor staining and soiling. Page 23 missing a small piece at the upper corner, not affecting text, with the last endpaper missing a 3 inch triangular piece from the lower corner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht der Burg Greifenstein mit Blick über das Donautal.

      Greifenstein/St. Andrä-Wördern, [um 1820]. - Lavierte Tuschzeichnung. Ca. 250 x 410 mm (Blattmaß). Blick nach Westen auf die Burg Greifenstein hoch über dem südlichen Donausteilufer auf ihrem Felsen im Wienerwald; rechts im Vordergrund im Wald lagernde Wanderer. Die wohl im 11. Jahrhundert errichtete Burg diente gemeinsam mit der gegenüberliegenden Burg Kreuzenstein der Überwachung des Donauknies bei der Wiener Pforte; Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts wurden sie von Johann I. von Liechtenstein erworben und im Stil der Romantik renoviert. Im unteren Rand bezeichnet: "Vue du chateau de Greifenstein appartement au prince de Lichtenstein."

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        Vue de Paris No. 13

      Paris 1820 - Image Size : 330x465 (mm), 13x18.25 (Inches), Platemark Size : 435x530 (mm), 17.125x20.875 (Inches), Paper Size : 495x605 (mm), 19.5x23.75 (Inches), Black & White, Aquatint Very Good, tear on the upper margin repaired not affecting the image.

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        Raccolta inedita di 50 scene teatrali, le più applaudite nei teatri italiani, disegnate ed incise da Lorenzo Ruggi pittore di decorazioni in Bologna. -

      (Bologna ca. 1820).In-folio oblungo. Mezza pergamena coeva. Frontespizio e 50 tavv. inc. in rame. Buon esemplare; frontespizio foderato e lievi fioriture nei margini di poche tavole. Opera non comune in cui il bolognese Ruggi incluse, oltre alle proprie scenografie, anche molte scene teatrali dei maggiori artisti italiani del periodo: «fu merito del Ruggi di averci tramandato la testimonianza delle scenografie del suo tempo...» (De Angelis p.203). Berlin Kat. 4170. A scarce collection of stage designs. With a letterpress title and 50 engr. plates. Contemp. half vellum; title strengthened and some light marginal foxing on a few plates.

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        A Dissertation on the Treatment of Morbid Local Affections of Nerves

      36, Lombard Street. Fleet Street. London Lincoln: J Drury. Taylor and Hessey. Drury and Son., 1820 To which The Jacksonian Prize was adjudged by the Royal College of Surgeons. In modern red cloth, title in gilt to black leather label to spine, gilt tooling. Internally, new endpapers, half title has some very light foxing, the frontispiece by Clift, has a tiny tear to joint at base, some light browning to base not affecting plate, title page has some light browning, small library stamp to head (Hereford Medical Institute), sporadic minimal light foxing, text block edges are marbled, half title and coloured frontis present, [7], (viii-xv), [1], [1], 2-196 pp, complete with all 3 plates as called for, printed by T Miller, Noble Street, Cheapside, London. Rare and desirable! (Allibone 2309) 4 editions published between 1820 and 1834 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide. Swan, anatomist, won the Jacksonian prize at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1817 for his essay ‘On deafness and diseases and injuries of the organ of hearing’. In 1819 he won the prize a second time with a dissertation ‘On the treatment of morbid local affections of nerves’. This was published in 1820 and translated into German in 1824. See ODNB.

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        Traité elémentaire, théorique et pratique de l'art de la danse. Contenant les développemens, et les démonstrations des principes généraux et particuliers, qui doivent guider le danseur. -

      Milano, Beati e Tenenti, 1820.In-8. Rilegato recentemente con antica carta fiorata, dorata e goffrata. 14 tavole f.t., una a doppia pagina. (14), 124 pp.; esemplare molto buono. Edizione originale di quest'opera innovativa, scritta dal massimo teorico di danza del primo Ottocento. Durante la direzione del Blasis, l'Accademia di danza della Scala divenne la più importante del mondo. Lipperheide 3093. Derra de Moroda 390. DBI X, 786-789. First edition of the first comprehensive book of dancing technique, as it is understood today, to appear in print. It influenced ballet academies and teachers throughout the world. With 14 engr. plates (one double-page). Recently rebound with early decorative boards; a good and attractive copy.

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        Nuova guida di Cremona per gli amatori dell' arti del disegno

      Giuseppe Feraboli 1820 In sedicesimo

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        Veduta del Ponte di Cassano sul Adda

      Classica veduta della cittadina vista dal fiume Adda stampata in seppia, pubblicata a Milano da Francesco Bernucca mm 150x218

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        Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio. With 247 engraved plates, almost all printed in colours and finished by hand. Recent red half morocco, spines with 4 raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering. Large Paper copy of one of the rarest and most beautiful conchological works. Some moderate foxing to text as well as plates. "Posterity is grateful to Férussac for some of the most beautiful and accurate coloured figures of non-marine molluscs ever published" (Dance p. 91). It is also the last and one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois, the printer responsible for some of Redouté's finest work. The work had a long and complicated publishing history with the result that few copies are found complete. The first 28 parts, by Férussac, appeared between 1820 and 1832, containing 162 plates and 128 pages of text. In 1838 another six instalments were issued by Deshayes. The death of the publisher and departure of Deshayes to Algeria again brought the work to a halt. In 1848 Baillière acquired the stock and plates and convinced Deshayes that a work of such beauty and scientific importance could not remain unfinished. Eight more instalments were published. Deshayes is responsible for the greatest part of the text and 85 plates. The colour-printing and handcolouring were executed under supervision of Langlois and after his death by his pupil and successor, Geny-Gros, the plates were drawn by the finest natural history artists in France at the time: Bessa, Huet, Prêtre, and Riocreux. Baillière in his "Avertissement de l'éditeur' tells how as a consequence of the 1848 Revolution the most outstanding natural history artists could not find employment, apart from his work. B.M.(N.H.) II, 569; Nissen ZBI, 1348.

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        Versuch einer geognostisch-botanischen Darstellung der Flora der Vorwelt.

      Leipzig & Prag, in Kommission im Deutschen Museum..., 1820-1838. Folio (360 x 240mm). 8 parts (bound in one volume). pp. 24, 33, ( 1, errata); 39, (1); xlii; 48, (8); (2), 1-79, (1); (2, title), 81-220; lxxi, (1), with one lithographed frontispiece and 136 (126 fine handcoloured) lithographed plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with red gilt lettered label. First edition of this great classic on paleobotany and the most beautifully illustrated early work on fossil plants. Complete copies of this splendidly illustrated work are a great rarity. The present copy includes the 'Tentamen florae primordialis praemonenda' and the 'Skizzen zur vergleichenden phytotomie'. The work was published in 8 parts and is according to Stafleu 'the starting point for the nomenclature of fossil plants'. Maria Kaspar von Sternberg was stimulated by Faujas de Saint Fond to study fossil plants. "Schlotheim had in 1804 laid the ground-work of a knowledge of fossil plants, and Count von Sternberg worthily continued these pioneer labours. His chief work 'Versuch einer...' describes two hundred fossil species of plants, and is illustrated by... splendid folio plates. Sternberg tried to insert the fossil species into the botanical system of existing floras, applied names correspondingly to fossil species, and discarded the old names under which the fossil forms had been known. He accompished much for the proper botanical significance of fossil floras, and paved the way for a scientific treatment of palaeophytology" (Zittel). Stafleu & Cowan 10.022; Junk Rara 183; Nissen BBI, 1897 (quoting the wrong number of plates).

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        Edfou (Apollinopolis Magna) - Vue du Grand Temple

      Veduta incisa all?aquaforte su lastra di rame, inserita nella monumentale opera Description de l?Egypte, II° edizione dal 1820-29 voluta da Luigi XVIII, importante risultato culturale dell?occupazione francese in Egitto per il periodo che va dal 1798 al 1801. Bonaparte decise di invadere queste terre per controllare le vie commerciali verso l?india ed assestare in questo modo un duro colpo all?economia britannica. Durante questa operazione, il Nostro favorì l?attività di numerosi artisti, ingegneri, matematici e naturalisti per registrare e catalogare con estrema precisione le costruzioni e i monumenti egiziani nonché la flora e la fauna. Il risultato di questo immane sforzo, che per la pubblicazione coinvolse quasi duemila tra artisti e tecnici oltre a quattrocento incisori, fu l?opera "Description de l?Egypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l?expédition de l?armée française", che offre una globale visione scientifica dell?antico e moderno Egitto, nonché la sua storia naturale. La Description ebbe grande influenza sul movimento orientalista pittorico dell?ottocento e diede un contributo fondamentale alla diffusione dell?Egittologia. Numerosi edifici rappresentati in queste tavole sono stati completamente distrutti nel tempo mm 456x777 batt. rame

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        Gulph of Spezzia

      - il Gran Tour: il taccuino di viaggio di un ammiraglio inglese -Dal taccuino da viaggio dell?ammiraglio inglese William Paget che, come si evince dall?annotazione di pugno dell?autore, egli nomina come ?Sketches in the South of France, Coast of Italy, Rome, Elba and Lombardy, Lake of Como and Maggiore in the years 1819-20-21?.Il gruppo di lavori in nostro possesso riguarda la costa ligure, parte della Toscana con particolare attenzione all?isola d?Elba, e un nutrito gruppo di opere sui laghi lombardi. La qualità delle opere risulta varia e contrastata, particolarmente incentrata sulla realizzazione del paesaggio naturistico, raramente arricchito da figure umane. La mano del pittore dilettante è chiara, tuttavia i lavori si fanno apprezzare per il loro aspetto decorativo, per la loro gradevolezza di fondo e soprattutto per l?interesse iconografico dei luoghi raffigurati. La tecnica usata è quella del veloce disegno a matita successivamente colorato con l?uso dell?acquarello. Il supporto usato è, prevalentemente, una carta vergata spessa, ovviamente inglese, tipica del primo periodo dell?800. I differenti formati delle opere lasciano presupporre che si tratti di diversi taccuini da viaggio, poi amalgamati dalla storia nel corso dei due secoli trascorsi. Trattandosi di un album da disegno, quasi tutte le opere presentano al verso altri lavori. Taken from the travel notebook of an English admiral, William Paget, who called them ?Sketches in the South of France, Coast of Italy, Rome, Elba and Lombardy, Lake of Como and Maggiore in the years 1819-20-21? as can be seen from his own handwriting. These works present views of the Liguria region, parts of Tuscany (especially the island of Elba), and a large number dedicated to the lakes of Lombardy. The artistic quality is not the same for all of these water-colours and their author is more interested in the natural scenery than in representing people. It can be seen that they were created by an amateur painter and their greatest interest lies in their iconographical an decorative values. From the point of view of artistic techiniques these works were created by first making a preliminary drawing with a pencil, usually on thick laid paper (typically used in early nineteenth-century England), and then painting it with water-colours. Since these works come in different sizes, the notebooks originally might have been more than one. ? ? 395 170

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