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        Ile de Philae. Vue Perspective du Temple de L'Ouest et de Plusieurs Autres Edifices

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 16 x 24 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area), a few short tears to lower edge (image not affected). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 24 from Volume I of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown is a panoramic view of the Birth House and several other structures found on the Island of Philae in Upper Egypt; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of this beautiful edifice. .

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        Thebes. Karnak

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 15 x 21 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: a few 1/2 inch tears to edges (image not affected), light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area), faint vertical lines in mid upper image. Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 19 from Volume III of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown is a view of the Forecourt at the Temple of Karnak in Thebes showing the pylon of the Temple of Ramesses III in the lower right corner of the image; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of this beautiful edifice. .

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        Ile de Philae. Vue Generale Prise du Cote du Nord Est

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 17 x 23 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area), faint crease in upper left corner of image. Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 3 from Volume I of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown is a view of the Island of Philae from the North East; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of the beautiful structures and surrounding landscape. .

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        Thebes. Hypogees. Idoles et Fragmens en Bois de Sycomore Peints de Diverses Couleurs

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 23 x 17 inches on sheet approximately 28 x 21 inches. Very good condition: light scattered foxing (mainly in outer margins). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 76 from Volume II of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown are painted wood carvings featuring two wooden polychrome ushabtis (funerary figurines) of Bakenkhonsou, first prophet of Amon, and a mask removed from a casket; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of these beautiful carvings. .

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        Thebes. Byban el Molouk. Statues et Fragmens de Granit Noir et de Granit Rouge Trouves dans les Tombeaux des Rois a L'Ouest, Couvercles de Vases Trouves dans les Hypogees

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 17 x 23 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: 1/2 inch tear to mid upper edge and soft crease to upper right corner (both well outside image area), light scattered foxing (mainly in outer margins). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 81 from Volume II of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown are red and black granite statues and fragments, including ushabtis (funerary figurines) and covers for canopic jars; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of these beautiful carvings. .

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        Set of Four Shooting Prints, [Plate 1] Shooting, Going Out, [Plate 2] Shooting, Game Found, [Plate 3] Shooting, Dogs brought the Game, and reloading, [Plate 4] Shooting, Refreshing

      circa 1820. Colour printed aquatints heightened with gum arabic. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on the bottom margin. Four puncture holes on left margin where it was bound together. Plate 1, has some very minor foxing in margins. Image size: 9 ¾ x 12 5/8 inches. 12 5/8 x 15 3/4 inches. A handsome set of four shooting prints aquatinted by S. Himley after paintings by the celebrated sporting artist Dean Wolstenholme. Around 1820, S. Himley produced two sets of hunting aquatints after skilled paintings by Wolstenholme. These sets, expertly engraved in aquatint, were comprised of four plates illustrating shooting, and four plates depicting coursing. As with many of the prints after Wolstenholme's paintings it is difficult to decipher whether Himley's works reproduced paintings by Dean Wolstenhome Snr. or by his son Dean Wolstenholme Jnr. The Wolstenholme's were both talented sporting artists who earned a reputation as skilled animal painters. Both father and son exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and garnered countless commissions from eager enthusiasts. They specialized in fine hunting scenes and had a natural flare for depicting movement, which lends their work an animation and life, which is truly compelling. This stunning set of four shooting prints is rarely found as a complete set and is a wonderful example of English sporting art at its best. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints 286-313, 364

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        Der Corsar.

      Eine Erzählung in drey Gesängen. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Caroline Pichler, gebornen von Greiner. Wien, A. Pichler, 1820. 8:o. Front,(2)VIII,I-VIII,9-149 s. Trevligt men ganska nött tryckt opappbd. Några lagerfläckar och inledningsvis med en fuktfläck i inre marginalen. Titelbladet delvis loss och med spricka i häftningen efter detta. Med J. N. Milows namnteckning.. Enligt bakre pärm förlagd av Anton Pichler. Enligt titelbladet såldes översättningen i kommission hos Liebeskind i Leipzig. Det engelska originalet, "The corsair", utkom 1814. Arbetet översattes till svenska 1826 under titeln "Korsaren"

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        Ven. Societas SS. Sacramenti et Rosarii Moriconis.

      Wohl Rom, um 1820. - Gestochene Kupferplatte (142:177 mm). Schön gestochene Madonna mit Kind, beide einen Rosenkranz haltend. Zum Kupferstecher Lodovico Prosseda vgl. A. M. Comanducci (Dizionario illustrato dei pittori, disegnatori e incisori italiani; Milano 1970ff.) und L. Servolini (Dizionario illustrato degli incisori italiani; Milano 1955).

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        MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION DE SAINT-DOMINGUE PAR LE LIEUTENANT-GENERAL BARON PAMPHILE DE LACROIX AVEC UN CARTE NOUVELLE DE L'ILE ET UN PLAN TOPOGRAPHIQUE DE LA CRETE-A-PIERROT [CT IN 2 VOLS]

      Port-au-prince: Chex Pillet Aine. Good with no dust jacket. 1820. Second Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xv, 417; 351 pages; Complete in two volumes. Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de la revolution de saint-domingue par le lieutenant-general baron pamphile de lacroix avec un carte nouvelle de l'ile et un plan topographique de la crete-a-pierrot [ MEMORIES TO SERVE THE HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION OF SANTO DOMINGO IN THE LIEUTENANT-GENERAL BARON DE LACROIX PAMPHILE WITH A NEW MAP OF THE ISLAND AND A TOPOGRAPHIC MAP OF THE PEAK-A-PIERROT] French language text. See Leclerc 2816 and Sabin 38496. Attempted suppression of the actions of Toussaint Louverture in the Negro rebellion. Later 1/2 red calf leather over marbled boards. Moderately heavy toning with scattered light foxing. Some repaired worming to text. Binding solid and attractive. Photographed in owner's plastic covers. Title page of vol I repaired and pp415-417 of Table des Matieres supplied on typed leaves, also pp351-2- no doubt bound in with later binding. Foldout data chart and foldout map of Crete a Pierrot engraved by Lapie. Two unidentified signatures, one contemporary and one a little later, on back of half-titles. Deals with the military campaign as well as France's mis-management of the colony. .

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        Historical Documents and Reflections on the Government of Holland - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London, Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones, 1820. 1st Edition. Description; 3 v. Each with a half-title. Subjects; Netherlands -- History -- 1795 -1815. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Coburgisches Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1821

      Coburg, Riemann 1820. 8, 352 Seiten mit gestochenem Titel von Autenrieth, Titelkupfer von Rosmäsler, 1 doppelseit. koloriert Turnierdarstellung gestochen von Wiesner nach Heideloff, 1 ausfaltb. Stammtafel, 2 Porträts und 2 Ansichten in Stahlstich. Farbig illustr. Original-Verlags-Festeinband mit dreiseit. Goldschn. - Goed. VIII, 102, 231 - Köhring 111 - Der kolorierte Einband gestochen von Wiesner nach Heideloff mit je einem Turnierreiter auf den Deckeln umgeben von heraldischen Darstellungen. Ansichten von der Ehrenburg und Schloß Rosenau (2). Einbandbezug am Rücken 2 cm und an der oberen hinteren Ecke abgeblättert -

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        Original 19th Century Watercolor of Chinese Tradesman: A Chinese Lantern Painter

      British Isles: c. 1820. Fine condition A scarce and charming original early nineteenth century watercolor painting on wove paper. (7.25 x 6.5 inches, 184 x 165 mm.) The painting has been tipped onto ecru wove album paper of the period, as was the custom, yet the watercolors remain vibrant and rich. Although the origin of this lovely painting is unknown, a refined and experienced hand clearly created this detailed and elegant composition. Seated on a slender wooden bench, a Chinese Lantern Painter delicately paints the large cylindrical woven lantern, which rests on his lap. The details are fine; both the tones and shading display the painter's astute understanding of composition and perspective. The artist no doubt was an armchair or "parlor" watercolorist, likely an aristocratic gentlewoman or man who sought inspiration from the vast array of published volumes, complete with engraved plates, of the trades, and costumes of the then exotic regions of the globe. The trades and costumes of China were well documented by the turn of the nineteenth century, thus the inspiration seems apparent. & &

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        COMPAGNIE DE COLONISATION AMÉRICAINE. ACTION DE 100 ACRES DE TERRES DANS LES ETATS DE VIRGINIE ET DE KENTUCKY. SÉRIE B, No. 3824 FRANCA 1300 MR. JEAN SIGISMOND EHRENREICH, COMTE DE REDERN, EST PROPRIÉTAIRE DE CENT ACRES DE TERRES...[caption title]

      Paris. 1820.. Broadside, 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. In French. Two columns of fifteen coupons each printed on either side of the prospectus, the whole enclosed by an ornamental border. Blanks in both coupons and prospectus completed with "3824." Signed in manuscript by American consul in France and by "De Redern et Cie." in Paris, "30 Juin 1820"; blindstamped with seals of the U.S. Consulate in Paris and the Compagnie de Colonisation Américaine. Signed in manuscript on verso by "Le Comte de Redern" and "A. Boudon[?]." Trimmed close, with some loss to border, particularly at foot of document. Early folds with minor closed tears at edges of horizontal fold and small hole at intersections of folds, one- eighth of an inch in diameter. A very good copy. Matted. A combination broadside prospectus and stock certificate for 100 acres of land, part of a 1,849,000-acre property in Virginia and Kentucky owned by the Compagnie de Colonisation Américaine, founded by Jean Sigismond Ehrenreich, Comte de Redern. The company's American agent was John Swan, an adventurer long active in Franco-American commercial affairs. The text describes the division of land sales between individual colonists and speculators, the different classes of shares, financial organizations, commercial potential, future improvements, etc. This is one of 12,000 shares constituting Series B, numbered 3824 and dated June 30, 1820. The Comte de Redern (1761-1841) was a Prussian diplomat, intellectual, eccentric, and entrepreneur. During the time he was serving as Prussian Minister at the Court of London in the early 1790s, Redern developed a friendship with Henri Saint-Simon, with whom he shared utopian visions and a progressive humanist philosophy. The two developed a financial partnership and jointly purchased French national lands during the 1790s, an enterprise imbued with idealism, but which dissolved into personal conflict that dragged on for decades. During the early 1800s, Redern invested heavily in both industry and land. In 1820, the time this certificate was issued, "his vast enterprises crashed around him. To escape his creditors, he fled to Brussels, and from there to Holland, where he was imprisoned. He took to practicing hypnotism, underwent a religious conversion...after many years he was allowed to return to France, where he resumed his philosophical studies" (Manuel, p.107). Redern wrote several books, including works on politics, psychology, and the nature of man. A rare document. OCLC locates three copies, at Filson Historical Society, Library of Virginia, and University of Virginia. Frank E. Manuel, THE NEW WORLD OF HENRI SAINT- SIMON (Cambridge, Ma., 1956).

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        Two Original ALS: French Assault on a British Ship in 1820 - Petition for Unpaid Bounty

      1820. Two Original Manuscript Letters from 1820, both written by a French sea captain on behalf of his crew, addressed to Monsieur Bergevin, Commissary-General of Marine at Bordeaux, France. The first letter, folio. double-leaf, is dated 30 June, Bordeaux, measures approximately 21cm x 32cm, shows minor loss to top, otherwise is in very good condition. The second letter, 8vo. double-leaf is dated 18 September, Bordeaux, approximately 20cm x 19cm, slightly creased, otherwise in very good condition. Both letters are clean and legible. Enlightening correspondence pertaining to a prominent French privateer 'Grand Décidé' which very active against British abolition efforts, even after the Peninsular War. According to these documents, Grand Décidé captured HMS Liverpool just off of Brest, circa Oct-Nov 1819. They French crew was promised a generous bounty for the prize, by shipowner and captain Duchesne, payable from the sale of the guns and other armament which had been pilfered from the British ship. The consignee is named Mr. Leleu. Payment had not been issued at promised. A captain ofthe vessel, Jacques René Fleuc, is writing on their behalf, a formal petition to the Commissary-General of the French marine, Mr. Bergevin. He presents an example of one specific officer waiting for payment for 7 months up to that date. Written and signed in the original by a French Captain, the first letter, dated 30 June 1820, is a petition for overdue bounty owed to several of his officers for the liquidation (sale) of armaments seized from an English schooner named 'Liverpool'. In the second manuscript letter dated 18 September 1820, three months later, the same officer continues to pursue the matter, pressing for awareness of urgency. Here he states the sum due to the consignee, 5,000 francs, the pittance received initially, and the distasteful complacence of the Commissary-General of Marine for his lack of response thus far. HMS Liverpool was evidently sailing for Ras-al-Khaimah, when in October or November 1819, she was seized and plundered by Le Grand Décidé. It appears that they were freed by their captors rather quickly, albeit short of stores and armament, as they are known to have anchored at Ras-al-Khaimah on 2 December, for a joint navy-army punitive expedition against the pirates at Ras al-Khaimah in the Persian Gulf.. Signed.

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        Sketches of Scenery in South Wales

      London Oblong folio, 44*30 cm, 6 litho plates, original printed wrappers, stitched as issued (very small half inch worm track and a few micro holes through upper wrapper and first three plates), wrapper title, printed by Moser and Harris's Lithographic Press, No 71 Grosvenor Street, Brunswick Square, nd but c 1820. Plates are: Aberdylis Vale of Neath. Melincourt Vale of Neath. Yscwd yr Rhyd In the grounds of W: Williams Esq. Yscwd Inon Cam Vale of Neath. Entrance to Porth yr Ogof Caveer Vale of Neath. Kil Hepsti Vale of Neath. Originally priced at 7s 6d. Very rare. The plates are quite crude, but represent an exceptionally early lithographic work, when techniques were still experimental. It is especially pleasing to have such a work in the original wrappers! Copies of some of the plates have been traced to the National Library of Wales, cataloged as soft-ground etchings. Swansea also have the wrappers and 5 of the 6 plates. As such, ours would appear to be the only known complete copy. Housed in a modern custom, felt lined, brown cloth up and over box with a paper label to spine. It was dissatisfaction with Moser and Harris's lithographic printing that prompted the subsequently famous Hulmandel to set up his own press, and experiment to improve on their work. George Orleans DELAMOTTE (1809-1821 fl) artist and teacher, was the son of a French refugee. His brother was William Alfred Delamotte (1775-1863), drawing master at the Sandhurst Military Academy, whose son Philip was a photography pioneer known for his series on the disassembly of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park and its reconstruction in Sydenham.

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        THE MISCELLANEOUS POEMS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

      London: Longman, Hurst et. al, 1820. First Edition. Hardcover. Splitting to one or two joints, a few hinges fragile, but all covers secure; text quite clean. Very Good or better. Four volumes bound in contemporary half black morocco leather with matching corners and marbled boards. Complete with an engraved frontispiece in each volume and half-title pages in the second and third volumes. Includes some revised poems as well as a selection of new sonnets.

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        Le Kaire. Vue de la Place Appellee el Roumeyleh et de la Citadelle

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), plate area approximately 18 x 36 3/4 inches on sheet 28 x 43 inches. Scattered foxing, most heavily in the lower margin, two repaired 2 1/2 inch tears to the lower edge (approximately 3 inches outside the plate mark), thin line to upper left image. Publisher's blindstamp at top right of sheet. An oversized sheet with finely engraved view of the citadel and El Roumeyleh, plate 67 from Volume I of the Modern State section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title of the work translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt, its glorious monuments and exotic culture led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. The diverse architecture of the citadel, rendered with an almost photographic precision, rises above the busy foreground place. A scarce image from this series. .

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        LOT OF FIVE ENGRAVINGS. Thebes. Hypogees. Plates 51 through 55

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. LOT OF FIVE copper plate engravings (uncolored), images approx. 23 x 17 inches on sheets approximately 28 x 21 inches. Very good condition: light scattered foxing (mainly in outer margins). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This lot of five very large, finely engraved images includes: plate 51 Momie de Femme. Momies de Chat et Autres Mammiferes., plate 52 Momies d'Ibis. Fragmens de Momies de Chacal qui Ont ete Dorees. Fragment de l'Enveloppe des Doigts d'Une Momie., plate 53 Momies d'Oiseaux., plate 54 Momies d'Oiseaux et Squelettes de Momies., and plate 55 Momies et Details de Crocodile, de Serpent et de Chien. All five plates are from Volume II of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown are fragments of mummies, both human and animals, including birds, cats and crocodiles; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of these ancient objects. .

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        Attractive engraved portrait, signed by John Galt

      NP NP, [1820]. No binding. Very Good. Laid in Signature. UNCOMMON SIGNATURE OF THE JOHN GALT, FOUNDER OF GUELPH, ONTARIO Attractive engraved portrait, signed by him at the foot, the engraving by R. Graves after J. Irvine shows him three-quarter length seated, 5 " x 4 " laid down , circa 1820& Minor soiling other wise, very good condition., Galt came to London in 1803, and while on a commercial visit to the continent, 1809, travelled with Byron from Gibraltar to Malta, and visited Constantinople and Greece. His most famous story is 'Annals of the Parish', 1821. In 1824 and 1826 he visited Canada as secretary to a company for the purchase of crown land, and founded the town of Guelph, but was imprisoned for debt on his return. His 'Life of Byron' came out in 1830, his 'Autobiography' in 1833, and 'Literary Life' in 1834, for which William IV sent him £200. That year he suffered paralysis but continued his literary work.&

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson

      London: G. Walker, J. Akerman et al, 1820. Twelve volumes complete - Volume One - v, [1], 344pp; Volume Two - iv, 438pp; Volume Three - [4], 442pp; Volume Four - vi, 446pp; Volume Five - v, [1], 443pp, [1]; Volume Six - v, [1], 397pp, [1]; Volume Seven - v, [1], 408pp; Volume Eight - iv, 412pp; Volume Nine - vi, 459pp, [1]; Volume Ten - [6], 410pp; Volume Eleven - [6], 389pp, [1] and Volume Twelve - [2], iv, 455pp, [1]. Uniform contemporary straight grain morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, author/title in gilt to second panel, volume to fourth, remaining panels with gilt central flower from which emanates leafy stem and flower tools, bands with gilt linked circles, covers with double panel design, the inner gilt frame made up of intertwined flower roll enclosed within a double fillet and bordered by a blind roll, a further blind roll is then bordered by a gilt roll, gilt roll to inner dentelles, a.e.g. Externally very minor rubbing to extremities, internally some light browning and off setting, occasionally heavy, but generally clean. An attractive set. Reprint. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. with an Essay on His Life and Genius by Arthur Murphy, Esq. A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes

      Printed for J. Walker [et al], 1820. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 volume set. 8vo. Leather spine with marbled boards. Printed for J. Walker [et al], 1820. Internally excellent with clean, white, unmarked pages. Good solid, bindings. Some rubbing to covers. Hardcover. A nice, well preserved set that can be handled and read without fear of disintegration. See our pictures. Ships daily.

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        Le Monastère, par Sir Walter Scott, roman traduit de l'anglais par le traducteur de ses Oeuvres complètes [A.-J.-B. Defauconpret].

      [Cosson for] Henri Nicolle,, Paris 1820 - First edition in French of The Monastery (1820). The half-title verso to the first volume announces the projected collected French edition of Scott: 'Pour paroître à la librairie de Henri Nicolle: Oeuvres complètes de sir Walter Scott, précédées d'une notice historique sur l'auteur, et ornées de son portrait, format in-12, publiées par livraisions de quatre volumes: le prix chaque livraision est de 8 francs pour ceux qui s'engageront à prendre la collection complète. On paie 8 francs d'avance imputables sure le prix de dernière livraision.' 4 vols, 12mo (167 × 98 mm), pp. [4], lix, [1], 165, [1]; [4], 231, [1]; [4], 228; [4], 262, complete with half-titles, 4 leaves misbound and transposed in vol. 2. Contemporary quarter sheep, spines gilt, red and green morocco labels, bookseller/binder's ticket 'À Joinville, Chez Durollet Libr.-Relieur.' Very slightly rubbed, but a very good copy. [E. Preston Dargan, 'Scott and the French Romantics', PMLA, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Jun 1934), 11 (July 1); Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1820: 64. OCLC lists the NLS and Texas A & M copies outside France.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Assembled by Miss Caroline Marshall Altwick

      n.p. c.1820 n.p., [c.1820]. (ALBUM, ENGLISH) Oblong 4to. With cut-outs of splendid mezzotint portraits, engravings, fine hand-colored aquatints French and English after Boilly, W. Gear, Pigal, Howan. Some lithos by Senefilder. 82 pp. Contemporary quarter calf, disbound. Wonderful collection of images

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        The Angler's Companion (to Fishing)

      [London: circa 1820]. Engraving, printed in bistre, on linen with contemporary cloth edging tape. 29 3/4 x 23 3/8 inches. 29 7/8 x 33 3/4 inches. A beautiful, ephemeral and very rare angling print on linen. At the centre of the print is a Hogarthian scene of an angler in his winter (closed-season) sitting-room. He is laid-up in his arm-chair with gout, his foot rests on a gout stool, a toddy warms on the grate above a blazing fire whilst he tries to re-live the long-gone halcyon days of summer by fishing for apples in a large coopered barrel full of water. Scattered around him are the accoutrements of his art: creels, nets, rods, an open fly-case. This image is surrounded by a decorative border of scrolling stylised foliage. Beyond this is a surround of 13 ovals, each with a picture of a different British freshwater fish giving the fish's name and the season when it can be fished, joined to these ovals are shaped 'labels' that give brief details of where and when each fish is to be found, what time of day it should be fished for and which hooks and flies/bait should be used. The outermost rectangular border includes the title, an oval portrait of Sir Izaak Walton at each corner and a series of shaped boxes containing details of flies and baits, under the headings 'Flies', 'Pastes', 'Worms' and 'Fishes and Insects'. Sir Izaak Walton (1595-1683) was the author of the most famous book on fishing and a classic of English literature: The Compleat Angler ; or , the Contemplative Man's Recreation. It was written during the horrific English Civil War, and was Walton's attempt to draw attention to the benevolence of a simple, virtuous life.

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        The Law-Dictionary, Defining and Interpreting the Terms or Words

      1820. Tomlins, Sir Thomas Edlyne [1762-1841]. [Jacob, Giles (1686-1744)]. The Law-Dictionary: Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Law; Defining or Interpreting the Terms or Words of Art; And Comprising also Copious Information on the Subjects of Trade and Government. With Considerable Additions. London: Printed for Payne and Foss [et al.], 1820. Two volumes. Main text printed in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 8-1/4"). Recent cloth, gilt spines, endpapers renewed. Negligible light foxing and dampspotting in few places, interior otherwise fresh. * Third Tomlins edition, and the first consisting solely of Tomlins's work. Jacob's venerable dictionary was first published in 1729 and is the standard English law dictionary of the eighteenth century. Tomlins's edition, first published in 1797, is a substantial enlargement and revision. His second edition replaced more of Jacob's work with original material. The third edition eliminated the remainder of Jacob's work. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:183.

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        Die englische Drehbank für Arbeiter in Holz, Metall und Horn. Nebst einer besonderen Anweisung wie der Kammacher Horn und Schildpatt am vortheilhaftesten zu sägen, zu beitzen, zu färben und zu löthen hat. Alles mit Bezug auf die vollkommensten Methoden der Engländer dargestellt. Übersetzt und mit Zusätzen vermehrt von Johann Heinrich Moritz Poppe

      Budapest, Hartleben 1820. 21 cm. (4), 56, (4) Seiten mit 2 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Rückenbroschur - Engelmann, Mechan. 238 - Abell 199 - Deutsche Bearbeitung von "The Circle of mechanical arts ...". Abell vermutet als Autor John Farey. Beschrieben und dargestellt werden verschiedene Arten von Drehbänken, Werkzeugen und Drechselarbeiten (Center-Drehbank, Antrieb durch Pferde oder Dampfmaschine, Fußdrehbank, elliptisches Drehen, etc.); Teil 2 über die Kammmacherei (Horn, Schildpatt, Bundy's Maschine zum Sägen von Kämmen, Färben und Beizen von Elfenbein). Tafel 1 am Rand unterlegt, Tafel 2 kleines Loch im Rand - Encyclopädie der mechanischen Künste und Handwerke 3 -

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        Memoria Juridica Sobre a Applicacao do Disposto Na Ord L 2 Tit 35

      1820. Cardoso da Costa, Vicente Jose Ferreira [1765-1834]. Memoria Juridica Sobre a Applicacao do Disposto Na Ord. L. 2. Tit. 35. ?. 19. Aos Bens Vagos, Quando S. Magestade Delles faz Merce, Antes de Serem na Coroa Incorporados Real, Ou Verbalmente na Forma, Que Declaroa as Ord. L. 2. Tit. 35. ? 22. e Tit. 36. Lisbon: Na Impressao Regia, 1820. vi, 49 pp, 30 blank leaves. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into later quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine. Light rubbing to extremities. Light browning to text, faint dampstaining to foot of text block, internally clean. * Only edition located. Written before Brazil became independent, this essay deals with an ordinance regarding the application of Portuguese law to Brazil, at that time a sovereign Kingdom united with Portugal. (Brazil declared independence in 1822.) Cardoso da Costa, a Brazilian lawyer, judge, politician and intellectual, wrote several works on issues of law and policy. No copies located on OCLC or in North America. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société

      (Paris: Berthellemot, c. 1820). A complete set of fifty playing cards, in the original box, comprised of: twenty-four hand-colored engravings of Parisian street vendors; a hand-colored card depicting a judge declaring “Peace, peace,” which stops the game; twenty-four corresponding text cards with the cries of each vendor and a rhyme about each; and a “Carte Blanche.” In addition, the original printed sheet with the rules of the game is included in the box with the cards. The occupations depicted on the cards include vendors of rabbit skins, vegetables, cherries, cheese, and umbrellas. Box covered with pink lacquered paper with a hand-colored illustrated paper label depicting vendors hawking their wares in the marketplace. Apart from some faint foxing to two of the illustrated cards, not affecting the images, and slight finger marks to the corners of the Judge card, the set is in remarkably fine condition. The box shows only the slightest shelf wear and a few spots of soiling to the rear panel. A rare set, seldom encountered complete: only one complete set has been recorded at auction in the last ten years. Gumuchian describes the set as “...très rare complète, dans un parfait état. De toute rareté.” Cards measure 3 1/4 by 2 1/4 inches (83x57mm).

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        LES JEUDIS DANS LE CHATEAU DE MA TANTE. In the original box

      Paris, Lefuel, rue Saint-Jacques No.54, circa 1820.. FIRST EDITION circa 1820, 7 of 8 little books entitled Premier Jeudi, Second Jeudi etc, missing is Cinquieme Jeudi.  Each is 12mo, 150 x 100 mm, 6 x 4 inches, pale blue shiny card covers with title and a different HAND COLOURED engraving to each upper cover, plus the titles of 4 stories within.  Each has a pretty finely HAND COLOURED plate with tissue guard: 2 girls playing with hoops, 2 girls play on a see-saw, 2 playing badminton, girls playing skittles etc.  Pages: 46; 44; 44; 45; 38; 40; and 37.  The stories: Premier Jeudi: le cerceau; histoire d'Athénaïs; l'Acinétinda; le cerf-volant. Second Jeudi: le bilboquet; la corde tournante; le voyage imprévu; la petite poste.Troisième Jeudi: la balançoire; les singes du mont Ida; le lac enchanté; les forges de Vulcain. Quatrième Jeudi: les statues; la rose et le laurier, le volant; histoire de Rosiléon. Sixième Jeudi: les chevaliers; les quatre coins; les jeux des Anciens; la marguerite. Septième Jeudi: les quilles; histoire de Théodelinde; le sabot; les bouts rimés. Huitième Jeudi: le bouquet; proverbe; le ballon; le jeu de Cybèle.  IN THE ORIGINAL CARDBOARD BOX, the lower tray divided into 2 compartments with a silk ribbon in each to remove the books, gilt paper on the protruding edge of the bottom of the tray, the lid has a large delightful hand coloured engraved scene:  the chateau and trees can be seen through a large arch with wreaths of flowers and some of the titles on its side, in the foreground children play at shuttlecock with raquets, spinning tops, kite flying, and hoops.  The sides of the lid are covered in embossed gilt paper with floral patterns, shells and angels.  Prelims and many pages within foxed in No.2, No.4, No.7. not affecting hand coloured plates, a few pages lightly foxed in No.6 and No.8, lower covers of No.7 and No.8 lightly browned, all are tightly bound and clean inside.  Box slightly worn, plate on lid slightly dusty and very slightly spotted, most of gilt paper to margin of plate has come off, 3 corners of top rather worn, 3 of the corners of the sides are split, signs of very slight worming to bottom of tray but not through to the inside, corners of base slightly worn, 2 corners of the sides of the tray are split. A very good set (lacking 1 booklet of 8) in the original slightly worn box.  Gumuchian 914 is a set which has been bound together without a box.  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.  POSTAGE AT COST.

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        BRITISH FIELD SPORTS - [EXTRA ILLUSTRATED] Embracing Practical Instructions in Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Cocking, Fishing, &c. With Observations on the Breaking and Training of Dogs & Horses; Also The Management of Fowling Pieces, and all other Sporting Implements.

      London; Sherwood, Neely & Jones 1820. Second Edition. 8vo., A very nice copy bound in full crushed green morocco, with five raised gilt bands and gilt sporting decorations to panels, a.e.g., bound by Riviere & Son. 615pp, indexed, with frontispiece, a pictorial title page, 34 engraved plates (AS CALLED FOR), also numerous wood engravings in text as chapter headings and endings, plus 14 EXTRA ILLUSTRATions: 9 FINE hand-coloured AQUATINTS and 5 B/w engravings. This edition also includes The Sportsman's Progress: A Poem with thirteen appropriate woodcuts. Uniform fading to spine, also very light fading to upper part of rear cover. = A VERY HANSOME EXTRA ILLUSTRATED COPY = (SHELF 4) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.1kg+) might require extra charges for postage outside the UK. **

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empir

      London - T. Cadell et al., 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A detailed account of the final days of the Roman Empire, and the reasons behind its collapse from eminent historian Edward Gibbon. A new edition. With three folding maps of theRoman Empire and frontispiece of Gibbon to volume I(collated complete). Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries. Gibbon's prose, the vehicle for this subtle historical vision, has been found by some to be decorous and mannered to a fault. Perhaps this estimation relies on no very close reading, since Gibbon's writing arguably does exhibit change and development within an overall continuity of manner. But if it were truly so, then this would enforce the judgement that the Decline and Fall is a very different book when viewed in the perspective of literary aesthetics, rather than as a contribution to a series of intellectual debates. For in the latter, the Decline and Fall is remarkable for the way Gibbon pushed at the edges of received opinions, and found fresh and fruitful ways of linking approaches and subjects which elsewhere lay unconnected. It is for this reason that the Decline and Fall occupies the summit of European Enlightenment historiography. It engages with, carries forward, and extends what is most vital in that body of writing. (DNB)Armorial bookplate of Anthony Brown to front pastedowns. Eleven volumes of twelve only (volume VIII is missing)Condition: Rebacked in calfwith original diced calf boards. Externally sound, though with wear and rubbing to the original leather. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge of volume I strained. Pages are spotted throughout, withsome heavier foxing in places. Significant closed tears to folding maps. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        L'Amfiteatro a Pompei

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

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        Mittheilungen aus dem Umfange der Pferdezucht, Pferdekenntnis, Reitkunst und denen dahin einschlagenden Wissenschaften [.].

      Bamberg, for the author by Johann Friedrich Schmidt, 1820. - 8vo. (14), 311, (1) pp. With 3 lithogr. folding plates, the first two depicting a horse led by a man on foot, and the third a lithographed folding table. Contemp. blue boards, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges. Second edition of a work on all aspects of horses, horsemanship, the horse trade, horse carriages etc. The work contains 6 chapters by Karl Kegel and 12 by Seufert von Tenecker, and 3 early lithographed plates. It was first published in 1817 and was apparently very popular as the present edition contains a 6-page list of subscribers. It was followed by several other editions. - A stain in the last folding plate and some smudges on the binding. Good copy. Not in Mennessier de la Lance; Nissen, ZBI; Podeschi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        ENDLESS AMUSEMENT;

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

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        Doctor Syntax In Paris Or a Tour in search of the Grotesque by William Combe

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

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        Rural Employments; or, a Peep into village concerns Designed to instruct the minds of children. Illustrated by numerous copper-plates

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

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        A Treatise on Algebra, in Practice and Theory, with Notes and Illustrations; containing a variety of particulars relating to the discoveries and improvements that have been made in this branch of analysis

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha

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

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        VIEWS OF THE LAKE AND OF THE VALE OF KESWICK. ( PROOF COPY )

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

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        Alphabet de L'Histoire des Animaux, ornÈ de 27 gravures

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

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

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

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        A Voyage in the West Indies: containing various observations made during a residence in Barbadoes, and several of the leeward islands; with some notices and illustrations relative to the city of Paramarabo, in Surinam. FROM "New Voyages and Travels."

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

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        Experimental Researches in Electricity

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

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        Journal of a Tour through part of the Snowy Range of The Himala Mountains,

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

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        Istruzioni provvisorie per l'architetto ispettore degl' II. RR. fabbricati di corte in Milano e nella real villa presso Monza.

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

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        OBRAS DE HORACIO (Latín/castellano) (4 volumenes)

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

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

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

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