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        c : contenant des planches pour la géographie mathématique, des dessins représentant les principales curiosités de la nature, ainsi que les costumes, moeurs et usages des peuples les plus remarquables . le tout exécuté par les procédés lithographiques et soigneusement enluminé, accompagné d'un texte explicatif et de tableaux synoptiques propres à faciliter l'usage de cet ouvrage dans l'enseignement de la jeunesse.

      Mulhouse Chez G. Engelmann 1820 - Two volumes bound in one, 4to., volume 1 with hand-coloured frontispiece, 204, 46, 20pp; volume 2 comprises 88 hand-coloured copperplate engraved plates and maps (34 are maps, some folding), contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and contrasting title label with gilt lettering, mild water stain with some reddish discolouration around the upper margin of some sections of both volumes, affecting neither the text nor the plates, otherwise a crisp copy with vivid plates. The text contained in the first volume is complemented by the engraved plates and maps of the second. Australia and the Pacific are covered in the section 'Cinquième partie du monde. Océanie ou monde maritime', pp 56-76. Correspondingly, Plate LXVIII shows Aborigines of 'Nouvelle Hollande'; plate LXIX shows a group of Maori, 'Habitans de la nouvelle Zeelande'; plate LXX is titled 'Isles Sandwich, Mort du Cap[itain]e Cook', and Plate LXVII is a folding map of 'Océanie'. Copies are recorded in two Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales; National Library of Australia). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      4to. A unique and invaluable collection of what is possibly a complete collection of addresses and squibs for the election of 1820 comprising 80 separate printed pieces, mostly 4to or smaller, Plus the printed poll "The Poll at the Election of Members of Parliament for the Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Taken Before Nicholas Naters, Esquire, Sheriff, on the 10th and 11th Days of March, 1820. Candidates Sir Matthew Ridley, Cuthbert Ellison, William Scott." Newcastle: Printed by George Angus, for Emerson Charnley, 1820. This would appear to be a collection put together during the mid-nineteenth century with a specially made title page set in a variety of attractive types; there is some trivial damp staining towards the lower part of a few sheets and at some time in the last 50 year it has been rebound in buckram. The first address is dated 3rd March and the last April 8th 1820; they record a typically robust and knockabout election with subtle and not-so-subtle claims and libels flying to and fro. Ridley and Ellison were elected, Ellison's part in the election being taken by his brother as he was abroad owing to health reasons during the hustings and election itself. There are also a few small newspaper clippings included, plus the cards and colours of each of the candidates. The compiler has made a few biographical notes here and there and has identified the anonymous characters in one of the printed poems. Whilst it is not uncommon to find individual addresses and squibs, I have handled many over the last thirty years, it is rare to see the output of a single election in such completeness and detail. The 36 page printed poll would appear to be a Large Paper copy [10½ x 8 inches] and printed on one side only.

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        Rosarum Monographia; or, A Botanical History of Roses. To which is added, an appendix, for the use of cultivators, in which the most remarkable garden varieties are systematically arranged.

      London: James Ridgway, 1820 - Octavo (252 x 153 mm). Near-contemporary burgundy quarter roan, spine gilt lettered and blind ruled, scrolling floriate blind roll tool on sides, drab purple fine diaper-grain cloth sides. Ownership inscription at head of title page (dated 1853) sometime neatly erased; spine lightly sunned and chipped at head, joints rubbed, a few marks to sides. A very good well-margined copy, the plates fresh and clean. 18 hand-coloured engraved plates (watermarked "Turners 1817") by Watts after Lindley (one after Curtis), 1 plain plate. First edition - a second followed in 1830 - of this beautifully illustrated monograph that describes nearly 80 natural species of rose. "[William Jackson] Hooker introduced Lindley to Charles Lyell (1769–1849) of Kinnordy and to Robert Brown, through whom Lindley met Sir Joseph Banks. Banks promised Lindley that he might be sent overseas as a naturalist, either to succeed the late Joseph Arnold in Sumatra, or to Madagascar. However, in 1819 Banks instead decided to employ Lindley in his library and herbarium at Soho Square as an assistant to Robert Brown. Lindley grasped this opportunity with both hands, and by Banks's death had completed important work on roses, Digitalis, and apples. The acuity of his taxonomical judgement may be gauged by the survival of many genera which he defined when he was barely twenty-one. Lyell, to whom Lindley had dedicated his monograph on roses, presented him with £100, which Lindley used to purchase a microscope and to begin the herbarium, which at his death contained some 58,000 sheets" (ODNB). Lindley notes in his preface that "to the noble library and inexhaustible Botanical treasures of. Sir Joseph Banks, with that unexampled liberality for which he has been ever celebrated, I have been allowed the freest access. To these I am almost entirely indebted for the numerous and highly interesting species, either altogether new, or hitherto imperfectly known, from the hotter countries of Asia, Africa, and North America". Great Flower Books (1990) p. 114; Nissen BBI 1204. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Views in the Himala Mountains.

      Rodwell & Martin London 1820 - Large folio (67 x 55 cm), pictorial aquatint title, 20 finely hand-coloured aquatint plates by Robert Havell & Son after Fraser; light marginal soiling, modern red half morocco gilt,over older green faded boards preserving original large red morocco lettering piece to upper cover. First edition of the finest illustrated work on the Himalayas, amongst the finest aquatints of mountain scenery ever produced. James Baillie Fraser (1783-1856), was the eldest son of a landed Scottish family. He travelled to India and became a merchant in Calcutta in 1814. Whilst in India he studied painting under the tutelage of the eminent artist George Chinnery. He visited the Himalayas in 1815-16 where his brother, William, was the then Political Agent to Major General Martindell. William was appointed to visit local chiefs in those parts of the Himalayas to the north-west of Garhwal and between the rivers Sutlej and Jumna in Bashahr and James went with him. During the course of this trip, James reputedly became the first European to reach Gangotri, the source of the Ganges. Abbey Travel, 498, Prideaux p336. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS AND EXISTING CONDITION OF THE WESTERN CANALS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. FROM SEPTEMBER 1788, TO THE COMPLETION OF THE MIDDLE SECTION OF THE GRAND CANAL IN 1819,

      D. Steele, Albany, N. Y. 1820 - Title continued: "TOGETHER WITH THE RISE, PROGRESS AND EXISTING STATE OF MODERN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES, ON THE BERKSHIRE SYSTEM, FROM 1807 TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, JANUARY 10, 1820'. In December 1791, Elkanah Watson proposed to the New York State legislature that natural waterways could be used to create what later became the Erie Canal across New York State, connecting the Hudson River and New York City with the Great Lakes. Later he competed with Dewitt Clinton for the credit for this concept. In 1792, with General Philip Schuyler, Watson formed a company to build locks and canals, starting with the canal at Little Falls, New York, about halfway through the Mohawk Valley where the river had rapids that prevented through traffic. Blue paper covered boards, cloth spine with label. Front hinge is cracked with cover firmly attached. Light foxing throughout. [ (iv) ,210pp (2) ] , Pink endpapers. Portrait frontispiece, engraved title page. Two maps one of which is a fold out. Engraved forms. Single page addendum with additional information attached to the rear endpaper and signed Rebman Co. 1909. New York, Western and Grand Canals; Maps; 8vo; 212 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Stolpen. - Schlossansicht.

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung, um 1820. Von Carl Wizani, nach Johann Friedrich Wizani. 37,4 x 53,0 cm (Darstellung ) / 47,8 x 61,1 cm (Blatt). In der Platte unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt, bewidmet und mit den Künstlerangaben versehen "Bergfeste Stolpen, Nach der Natur gezeichnet von J. F. Wizani, gefertigt von C. A. Wizani". - Klassische Vedute der berühmten Feste in Sachsen. Malerische Ansicht aus der Besucherperspektive mit Bürgerstaffagen und kleinem Dorfidyll. Grafisch hochwertige Arbeit in der Technik der Umrissradierung mit einem dezentem aber kunstvollen Kolorit versehen. Sehr dekorative Ansicht im Zeitgeist des ausgehenden Klassizismus. - Im oberen und unteren Rand jeweils zwei alt restaurierte Randrisse. Leichte Altersspuren. Im Ganzen gut erhalten. Carl Wizani (1767 Dresden - 1818 Breslau). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Radierer. 1783?84 Studium an der Dresdener Akadademie bei Mietzsch u. Toscani. 1785?89 tätig bei dem Kupferstecher Giuseppe Canale. 1792 Unterweisung durch Adrian Zingg und Übernahme der Zeichenlehrerstelle am Freimaurerinstitut zu Dresden-Friedrichstadt (bis 1803). 1797 wieder Schüler an der Dresdener Akademie b. J. C. Klengel . Seitdem auch als Ölmaler tätig. 1812 im Dienste des Prinzen Gustav Calixt von Biron von Kurland in Schlesien. 1817 Anstellung als Sammlungsrestaurator in Breslau. Johann Friedrich Wizani (1770 Dresden - 1838 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftszeichner und Kupferstecher. Zählte mit seinem Bruder Carl Wizani zu den produktivsten Landschaftsmalern und -radierern der Romantik in Dresden. Beide hatten an der Dresdner Akademie bei Adrian Zingg studiert und standen in den besten Beziehungen zu den Kunstverlegern der Stadt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Persia.

      N. p., Menzies, ca. 1820. - Hand-coloured engraved map (531 x 480 mm).

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        1820 Complete Works Bernardin Saint-Pierre Paul & Virginie French Philosophy 19v

      Paris : Mequignon-Marvis, 1820. - 1820 Complete Works Bernardin Saint-Pierre Paul & Virginie French Philosophy 19v “If life is a punishment, one should wish for an end; if life is a test, one should wish it to be short.” Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Paul and Virginia A rare, early 19th-century printing of the complete works of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. Saint-Pierre wrote children’s literature, nature and botany treatises, and philosophy dialogues – a wide variety of writings. His most famous work, ‘Paul et Virginie’, was a highly popular children’s book originally published in 1788. Item number: #1284 Price: $750 BERNARDIN de SAINT-PIERRE, Jacques-Henri Oeuvres completes Paris : Mequignon-Marvis, 1820. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 19 volume set o Illustrated with 25 engravings o Volumes: Tome 1 - Essai sur la vie et les ouvrages Tome 2 - Voyage à l'Ile-de-France Tomes 3-7 – Etudes de la nature Tomes 8-10 – Paul et Virginie, Arcadie Tomes 11-15 – Harmonies de la nature Tome 16 – Voeux d’un solitaire Tome 17 – Dialogues philosphiques Tome 18 – Melange Tome 19 - Essai sur ses Ouvrages • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: French • Size: ~5.5in X 3.5in (14cm x 9cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1284 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Courtly Leisure and Activities.

      Canton 2nd half of 19th century - An album (27.5 x 42.5 cm) of 12 watercolour and gouache studies on pith paper; occasional cracks. Contemporary red patterned silk binding. Fine scenes showing rich interiors and fine costumes - this album of especially large format. Pith seems not to have been adopted for painting until about 1820. Some European museums claim that their paintings on pith (often erroneously called "rice paper" or "mulberry pith") come from the end of the eighteenth century but there do not seem to be any dateable examples that are so early. There is a record of the Kaiser Franz of Austria buying some albums from an English Consul-General Watts in 1826. We know of an Italian Count who visited Canton in 1828 and had over 350 paintings on pith in his baggage when he died in Ambon two years later. In the British Library there is a scrap-book containing six pith paintings and a journal entry by a serving British officer who sent them home from India in 1829. These examples and contemporary accounts by visitors to Canton suggest that there was a flourishing trade in pith paintings by the early 1830s. Pith presumably came into use for painting to satisfy the increasing demand for small, inexpensive and easily transported souvenirs, following the massive growth in the China Trade in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Paintings in oils, on board and canvas were costly and difficult to carry home. Earlier and more prestigious export water-colours had often been on a larger scale and painted on fine Chinese paper or on paper imported from Europe. The albums of pith paintings (and later the little glass-fronted boxes) were inexpensive, light, easy to pack and gave the pictures some protection on the long voyage home. Because many were sold in albums and hence protected from the light, they retain their bright colours to this day. Pith comes from the central column of spongy cellular tissue in the stem of a small tree called Tetrapanax Papyrifera, native to south-west China. It has had a variety of uses, some going back many centuries. At the imperial court both men and women wore coloured flowers made from pith in their hair. For use in painting, it is cut by hand with a knife into thin sheets from short lengths of the spongy tissue. Cutting is highly skilled and the constraints of the process mean that the finished sheets for painting seldom, if ever, measure more than about 30cms by 20cms. The sheets are dried, trimmed and used for painting without any further processing. Because of the nature of pith and its cellular structure, the gouache used by the Chinese sat on the surface and produced a bright and even sparkling effect. Very fine detail could be achieved but pith did not lend itself to the flat wash of colour favoured for European watercolours. Carl Crossman in his book The Decorative Arts of the China Trade (originally published under the title The China Trade) gives an excellent list of export painters with a note of those known to have painted on pith. These include Tingqua, Sunqua and Youqua. From 1757 until 1842 Canton was the only Chinese port open to trade with the west and it is no surprise that of the eight studios identified by Crossman as producing works on pith, six were in Canton. It seems that the 1830s and 1840s may have been the heyday of pith painting. The international trading bases, the waterfront 'factories' on the 'Hongs' in Canton, where they were produced, were partially burnt during the First Opium War (1839-41) and totally destroyed in a fire of 1856. The foreign trading companies then moved to Honan and subsequently put up splendid new offices on reclaimed land at Shamian Island, a little up river. As the result of the Treaty of Nanking, in 1842 additional Chinese ports were opened up for foreign trade and Hong Kong was established as a major trading centre. By 1860 references to China in the Illustrated London News, plentiful three years earlier, were few and far between. That is not to say that painting on pit [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, by way of Simplon: illustrated with Thirty Six Coloured Views of the most striking Scenes and of the principal works belonging to the new road constructed over that mountain.

      R. Ackermann, London. 1820 - First edition. Quarto. pp [viii], 136, [2] List of Plates. 36 hand-coloured aquatint plates; frontispiece map. Period binding of full black morocco with elaborate decoration in gilt and blind, all edges gilt.Traces of bookplate removed from front pastedown. A spot or two of light foxing here and there, not affecting the plates. Covers a bit rubbed at the edges. Very good indeed. The plates are all in fine state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chirurgische Kupfertafeln.

      Landes Industrie-Comptoir, Weimar 1820 - Sammlung von 50 Kupfertafeln im Querformat (26 x 21,5) mit zahlreichen Einzelabb. In schlichter Pappbroschur neu aufgebunden, Tafeln an den Rändern teilw. lädiert, stockfleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A picturesque tour in Italy from drawings made in 1816-1817...

      John Murray, Albermarle street, 1820. Folio (cm. 37,8), 54 cc.nn. Antiporta architettonica e 63 tavv. f.t. (di cui 36 vedute da J.M.W. Turner) incise su rame e protette da velina. Splendida legatura coeva in marocchino nocciola (firmata Carroll et Scott). Nervi e titoli impressi in oro al ds. Ricche cornici a secco e in oro con fleurons angolari ai piatti. Tagli dorati. Dentelles interne e carte di guardia in tessuto rosso. Minime tracce d’usura marginali e alle cerniere altrimenti eccellente esemplare ad ampi margini ed assai fresco. Edizione originale. Tra le belle vedute di questo noto grand-tour - opera dei più apprezzati incisori inglesi dell’epoca - panorami e scorci del Lago di Garda, Lago Maggiore, Venezia, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, Torino. Altre tavole sono dedicate a piante e prospetti architettonici di alcuni dei principali musei italiani. Brunet III, 17: ‘C'est un des plus beaux ouvrages que nous ayons sur cette contree si frequemment visitee par les touristes anglais’. Cremonini, p. 161.

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        A Picturesque Tour of Italy : From Drawings Made in 1816-1817

      London: John Murray 1820. Unpaginated. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards very worn & rubbed with loss to marbled paper. Hinges split with text-block loose in case. Marbled endpapers. Extra-engraved title page. With 63 tissue-guarded full-page engravings. Descriptive text for each plate. Scattered foxing and staining. Plates complete. . Good. Half Morocco. 1820. 4to..

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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 [Neuchâtel]; and Accompanied With Particulars Historical and Descpriptive by Frederic Schoberl.

      London, R. Ackermann 1820 - 4°, gestochenes Frontispiz (Karte «Plan of the Road of the Simplon. Constructed by the French between 1800 & 1807»), 3 Bl. Vorw., 1 Bl. Tafelverz., 136 S., 36 handkolorierte Taf. in Aquatinta, Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Rundum-Marmorschnitt, Rückenkanten berieben, Kapitale u. Deckelkanten tlw. beschabt, Exlibris a. Innendeckel, Karte. u. Titelbl. stockfl., selten etw. finger- u. stockfl., einige Taf. m. braunem Abklatsch; gutes Ex. EA. Prächtige Tafeln nach Zeichnungen von G. Lory sen. und jun. zu der «connected Tour from Geneva through the Valais, over the new roard constructed by command of the late ruler of France across the SImplon, to Lago Maggiore, and by the Lake of Como to Milan».Tafeln: 1.) Lake of Geneva / 2.) Banks of the Lake of Geneva near St. Gingoulp / 3.) Extremity of the Lake near Boveret / 4.) The Bridge of St. Maurice / 5.) Waterfall of Pissevache / 6.) West View of Sion / 7.) East View of Sion / 8.) Brieg / 9.) Gallery and Bridge of the Ganther / 10.) View on quitting the Gallery of Schalbet / 11.) Gallery of Schalbet from the Italian Side / 12.) Gallery of the Glaciers / 13.) Monastery of the Simplon / 14.) Village of Simplon / 15.) View of the Gallery of Algaby / 16.) View from the Gallery of Algaby / 17.) Ponto Alto, or Alto Bridge / 18.) New Road near the Grand Gallery / 19.) Interior of the Grand Gallery / 20.) End of the Grand Gallery towards Italy / 21.) View near Gondo / 22.) Gallery of Isella or Issel / 23.) Entrance of the Valley of Dovedro / 24.) Bridge of Cherasca / 25.) Entrance of the Gallery of Crevola / 26.) Bridge of Crevola and Vally of Domo d?Ossola / 27.) The Bridge of Crevola / 28.) Villa / 29.) The Bridge of Baveno and Isola Madre / 30.) Lago Maggiore and Boromean Islands / 31.) Isola Bella or the Beautiful Island / 32.) Isola Bella taken from Stresa / 33.) Arona / 34.) Sesto / 35.) Pliniana and Lake of Como / 36.) Milan. 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - AllgemeinReisen - vor 1900 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Comedies of Aristophanes.

      London: John Murray. 1820 - 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco by White of Pall Mall. With gilt bands, labels and very elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the calf bookplate of the Earl of Gosford of Armagh, whose library was dispersed in the 1880's whence it entered the collection of William O'Brien, the Irish judge and then to the Jesuit college at Milltown Park, whose stamps are on the title pages. Slight sunning and spotting to the boards. A splendid copy of the first edition of these translations, 3 of which appear here in English for the first time, The Wasps, The Knights and The Acharnians. The first complete edition of Aristophanes in English did not appear until 1837. Mitchell's translations did justice to Aristophanes' metrical variety and were much admired by, amongst others, Byron. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMPOSITE ATLAS WITH 26 MAPS

      Folio. Composite atlas with 26 copper engraved maps, all originally coloured in outline, all folded in the middle: 52 x 68 cm (20.4 x 26.7 inches), unless noted otherwise. Contemporary half-calf binding with blue paper covers, label on the cover. - Weimar: Verlag des Geographischen Instituts 1820-1824. Includes following maps: MAP OF THE WORLD: Oestliche und Westliche Halbkugel der Erde. 1824. EUROPE: Europa. 1824. ASIA: Charte von Asien. 1821. AFRICA: Africa. 1821. AMERICA: America. 1821. AUSTRALIA: Australien. 1823. SPAIN & PORTUGAL: Charte von den Königreichen Spanien und Portugal. 1823. FRANCE: Charte von Frankreich. 1822. (62 x 68 cm / 24.4 x 26.7 inches). GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND: Grosbritannien und Ireland. 1822. DENMARK & ICELAND: Das Königreich Daenemark. Island. 1823. SWEDEN & NORWAY: Schweden und Norwegen. 1824. NETHERLANDS: General-Charte von dem Königreiche der Niederlande. 1822. SWITZERLAND: General Charte von der Schweiz. 1821. ITALY: Charte von Italien. 1821. GERMANY: General Charte von Teutschland. 1823. AUSTRIA, NORTH ITALY, HUNGARY, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, ROMANIA: General Charte des Oestereichischen Kaisterstaats. 1822. BAVARIA: Charte vom Königreiche Bayern. 1821. BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG: Charte von dem Königreiche Württemberg 1823. SAXONY & THURINGIA: Charte von den Grossherzoglich u. Herzoglich Sächsischen Ländern 1821. SAXONY: General Cjharte von dem Koenigreiche Sachsen. 1822. PRUSSIA: General Charte von der Preussischen Monarchie. 1823. (52 x 75 cm / 20.4 x 29.5 inches). HANNOVER, OLDENBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG etc.: General Charte von dem Königreiche Hanover, dem Grossherzogthume Oldenburg 1822. MECKLENBURG & HOLSTEIN: Charte von den Großherzogthümern Mecklenburg-Schwerin und Mecklenburgm Strelitz, den Herzogthümern Holstein und Lauenburg 1820. POLAND: Charte von dem Königreiche Polen 1822. (68 x 60 cm / 26.7 x 23.6 inches). RUSSIA: Charte des ganzen Russischen-Reichs (1809, 1822) (52 x 111 cm / 20.4 x 43.7 inches). THE BALKANS: Das Osmanische Europa. 1823. Condition report: Very Good, maps with light foxing and ink-stains in white margins, soft folds or tiny loss of paper in corners, some small tears in the folds in margins, some vertical folds, map of Asia trimmed into the lower part of the image, old annotations in margins, folding maps slightly damaged in the folds, some maps trimmed into decorative margins in the lower part, binding scuffed on edges, with small small pieces of leather missing on the spine). This large composite atlas includes 26 maps of the continents, European countries and German states, and was published by the Geographical Institure in Weimar, one of the important map-making centres of the 19th century. The map-maker was the eminent mapmaker Carl Ferdinand Weiland (1782 - 1847). The maps, bound in a contemporary binding, are dated between 1820-1824.

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        Voyage critique a l`Etna en 1819.

      Paris, Mongie 1820.. 2 Bände. Mit 2 lithogr. Titeln und 3 lithogr. Tafeln, 2 Bl., 541 S.; 2 Bl., 463 S. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Erste Ausgabe. - Brunet 20334. - Die lithogr. Titel jeweils mit einer Ansicht des Aetna, die Tafeln mit einem Umgebungsplan von Syrakus, einem Situationsplan der Vulkankrater und einer Wiedergabe von Inschriften. Außer der Abhandlung über den Vulkan auch mit einem ausführlichen Reisebericht über ganz Sizilien. - Der zweite Band tls. noch unaufgeschnitten. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Sketches of Scenery in South Wales

      0, 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        An Album from Bengal 1795 1820

      Approximately 200 watercolours measuring 450 by 700mm and smaller. Folio. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, shelf worn, extremities rubbed, some pencil captions in French on the verso. 175pp. Bengal, 1795-

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        Handbuch für Reisende nach Heidelberg und in seine Umgebungen, nach Mannheim, Schwetzingen, dem Odenwalde und dem Nackarthale.

      Heidelberg Verlag Joseph Engelmann ( oder 1821) 1820 - Neue [2.] Auflage; ca 17x11 cm; XII, 162, 64, 32, 40, 56, 30 Seiten mit 24 Kupfertafeln, 4 gest. Plänen und 1 gefaltete Karte; Leinwandeinband d. Zt. mit farbigen Rückenschild (Einband gering bestoßen und leicht fleckig, Rückenschild mit Längsriss, Innendeckel mit entferntem Stempel [oder Namenseintrag], Seiten teils geringfügig stockfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) 0,000 gr.

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        Auguste Stich-Düring. Brustbild im Oval. Schauspielerin in Berlin (1795-1865).

      - Kreidelithographie mit ocker Tonplatte und Lichtern, 1820, auf Velin. Darstellungsgröße 26:21 cm, Blattgröße 30,5:24 cm. – Verso dünne Stelle im Papier, leicht knitterig. Provenienz: Sammlung R.A. Winkler. Literatur: Winkler 656, 17. Inkunabel der Lithographie! – Auguste Stich-Düring trat zum ersten Mal am 4. Mai 1812 im National-Theater Berlin in Ifflands Hagestolz als Margarethe auf, durchaus mit Erfolg.

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        Eperimenta cira effectum Conflictus elecrici in Acum magneticam (pp.275-281). + Neuere electro-magnetische Versuche von Oerstedt in Kopenhagen (pp.364-369, 1 Tafel.).

      Schweigger's Journal, 29. - Nürnberg, in der Schrag'schen Buchhandlung, 1820, 8, 520, (4), 2 Taf., Pappband der Zeit.

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        An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa territories in the Interior of Africa  with notes critical and explanatory Shabeeny To which is added letters descriptive of travels through west and south Barbary and  across the mountains of Atlas  also fragments notes and anecdotes specimens of the Arabic epistolary style andc Jackson

      First edition.   2 folding engraved maps.   .  8vo.   Half calf joints repaired.   xxx, 548pp. London, Longman

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        Portrait of the German painter Peter (von) Cornelius (1783-1867)

      Black chalk and white heightening on brown paper, 100 x 85 mm (oval). Several annotations in pencil on verso: 'Peter von Cornelius' and 'C. Barth del., 1820'. Evenly age-toned, very small oil spot in the background, otherwise in good condition. Lit.: Thieme Becker II, p. 545: Barth was in Rome in the period 1817-1821 and took part in the new Romantic movement of Johann Friedich Overbeck and Peter Cornelius.; Neue Deutsche Biographie I, p. 604.

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        THE FAIREST: containing the stories of Minet, or Little Thumb, and Jack and the Bean-Stalk. Price Five-pence.

      Belfast. Simms & McIntyre. No date [circa 1820's]. 34 pages. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece.Recent quarter sheep over marbled boards with vellum tips. A very good copy of a rare juvenile. No copy traced in COPAC or Worldcat.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Sellendorf, 15. IV. 1820.

      1820. 3 SS. 8vo. "Ew. Wohlgeboren Einladung zur Theilnahme an d. Aglaya ist mir sehr schätzbar. Leider kann ich für diesmahl nur zwei kleine unbedeutende Gedichte als Beitrag einsenden [...]. Das Honorar überlaß ich Ihrer u. des Verlages Bestimmung, gestehe jedoch den Wunsch offen, dass ich ein Exemplar der Aglaya selbst gern behalten möchte. Mein Freund Contessa [Karl Wilhelm Salice-Contessa, Dichter, 1777-1825] sendet nebst seinen herzlichen Grüßen auch einen kleinen Beitrag [...]". - Der Jugendschriftsteller und Erzähler Ernst Christoph Freiherr von Houwald (1778-1845) erreichte seine "größten Erfolge als Dichter [...] durch seine Dramen, die er in verhältnismäßig schneller Folge zwischen 1817 und 1827 schrieb. Sie gelangten an zahlreichen Bühnen, vor allem in Dresden und Berlin, zur Aufführung und wurden von einem breiten Publikum begeistert aufgenommen" (NDB IX, 662).

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        EISLEBEN., "Die Stadt Eisleben. Sr. Wohlgebohren dem Herrn Friedrich Leopold Victor Zimmermann. Königl. Preuss. Oberhütten Inspector". Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe, rechts sitzend ein Maler mit Block.

      Altkol. Umrißradierung bei Kunst und Industrie Comptoirs zu Magdeburg, um 1820, 42 x 56 cm. "Ehrfurchtsvoll gewidmet von Donati & Co". Sehr dekorative Ansicht, besonders reizvoll durch die hübsche Staffage mit Maler und Beobachter, rechts im Hintergrund mehrere Windmühlen. - Gut erhalten und sehr farbfrisch. Mit Wasserzeichen "J Whatman 1819". Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

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        Meyer's Volksbibliothek für Länder-, Völker- und Naturkunde : Band 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10-12, 16 & 18 [11 Bände].

      Hildburghausen : Bibliographisches Institut, o. J. [ca. 1820]. - ca. 2300 S., Mit Kupfern und Karten. Einbd. berieben/ eingerissen/ gebräunt/ gelockert, Name auf Vorsatz, Einbd. v. Band 1 fehlt zur Hälfte, Seiten altersbedingt etwas gebräunt/ fleckig, ansonsten ordentliche Exemplare. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1290

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        Opuscule sur la vinification, traitant des vices des méthodes usitées pour la fabrication des vins, et des avantages du procédé de Melle Élizabeth Gervais, brevetée du gouvernement par ordonnance de S.M. Louis XVIII, pour la même fabrication.

      Montpellier, J.-G. Tournel, 1820, broché, couv. muette de l'époque, petite étiquette de titre manuscrite sur le dos, ex. non rogné. -Très bel exemplaire dans sa condition d'origine. - in-8 de 112-(2) pp. ; Edition originale. Deuxième tirage. Très rare.Chwartz G : 40."Le réel inventeur de la méthode dite de "Mademoiselle Gervais" pour la fabrication du vin, est dom Nicolas Casbois, professeur de physique, membre de l'Académie de Metz. Dans un de ses mémoires, publié en 1782, il disait : "On conçoit que moins le vin en fermentation communique avec l'air extérieur, moins il doit perdre de cette partie volatile qui fait sa force et que l'on appelle esprit. Donc, pour avoir le vin le plus généreux, il faut le faire fermenter dans des vaisseaux parfaitement clos. Mais la fermentation produit du gaz, et ce gaz est élastique ; faire en sorte que le gaz puisse sortir sans que l'air extérieur puisse y pénétrer. Il n'y a qu'une soupape qui puisse faire cet office." C'est là très exactement le système de Mademoiselle Gervais. Ce procédé a occupé nombre de sociétés savantes. Il a obtenu pour son exploitation une autorisation du gouvernement. L'opuscule présent ne fait aucune allusion à N. Casbois. Il existe deux éditions de ce livre à la date de 1820, toutes les deux de Montpellier." (Chwartz).

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        De Aure et Auditu Hominis et Animalium Pars I. De Aure Animalium Aquatilium. Text in latein. Auctore Ernesto Henrico Webero.

      Leipzig, Verlag Gerhard Fleischer, 1820. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln., 134 Seiten Text + 34 Seiten Explicatio Tabularum., 4°. Halbleinwand der Zeit mit Leinwandkanten., Einband stärker berieben und geknickt (teilweise angebrochen), oberes Kapital mit Fehlstelle (ca. 4 cm). Papier altersbedingt gilb und teils stärker stockfleckig. Insgesamt gutes, komplettes und seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Anatomie, Fischer, Zoologie

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        BERN., Sammlung von 9 Ansichten der Stadt (zwei Gesamtansichten und 7 Teilansichten).

      8 altgouachierte Aquantinten und 1 altkolorierte Umrißradierung, um 1820, von 7 x 10,5 cm bis 15,5 x 26 cm. Die Sammlung umfasst folgende Gesamtansichten: "Vue de la Ville de Berne" (Gesamtansicht über die Aare, 15,5 x 26 cm) Gesamtansicht von der Aare aus (10 x 14,4 cm) Gesamtansicht von der Aare aus (altkolorierte Umrißradierung, 7,5 x 10,5 cm) Teilansichten sind vorhanden: "Vue de Bains à la Matte à Berne", "La parte ènferiour à Berne", "La Touzr de grand horloge à Berne", "Cathedrale à Berne" und "Vue de Barriére neuve à Berne" (zweimal vorhanden). - Die Teilansichten ca, 9 x 13 cm, ohne Rand altmontiert und handschriftlich bezeichnet. - Die Blätter durchwegs reizend staffagiert und in schönem Altkolorit. Europa, Schweiz

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        BERN. Sammlung von 9 Ansichten der Stadt (zwei Gesamtansichten und 7 Teilansichten).

      - 8 altgouachierte Aquantinten und 1 altkolorierte Umrißradierung, um 1820, von 7 x 10,5 cm bis 15,5 x 26 cm. Die Sammlung umfasst folgende Gesamtansichten: "Vue de la Ville de Berne" (Gesamtansicht über die Aare, 15,5 x 26 cm); Gesamtansicht von der Aare aus (10 x 14,4 cm); Gesamtansicht von der Aare aus (altkolorierte Umrißradierung, 7,5 x 10,5 cm); Teilansichten sind vorhanden: "Vue de Bains à la Matte à Berne", "La parte ènferiour à Berne", "La Touzr de grand horloge à Berne", "Cathedrale à Berne" und "Vue de Barriére neuve à Berne" (zweimal vorhanden). - Die Teilansichten ca, 9 x 13 cm, ohne Rand altmontiert und handschriftlich bezeichnet. - Die Blätter durchwegs reizend staffagiert und in schönem Altkolorit.

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        An Account of Timbuctoo, and Housa, territories in the Interior ofAfrica with notes , critical and explanatory[Shabeeny].To which is added letters descriptive of travels through west and south Barbary, and across the mountains of Atlas; also fragments, notes, and anecdotes, specimens of the Arabic epistolary style, &c [Jackson]

      1820 - First edition. 2 folding engraved maps. . 8vo. Half calf joints repaired. xxx, 548pp. London, Longman The Middle Hill copy with pressmark. A primary source for the period. Jackson was for a number of years British Resident at Mogodor (present-day Essouaira), and this and the adjacent coastlands are described in some detail. It is also significant for the information the author was able to obtain about Timbuktu, at this time still unvisited by Europeans. Shabeeny was a native of Tetuan he went to Timbuctoo aged fourteen. and spent a total of ten years living there. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dell'istoria di Milano.

      dalla Tipografia Manni e Rivolta, 1820. 4 volumi in-4° (cm. 29,5), brossure editoriali a stampa (strappetti ai dorsi); pp. XI 428 [2], 534 [2], 594 [2], 528 in buono stato con 57 illustrazioni in rame (di cui 22 f.t.) e 2 piante ripiegate f.t. (città e ducato di Milano) come da indici; carte in buono stato, parzialmente intonse, con qualche traccia di polvere marginale e sporadiche lievi fioriture. Prima edizione di questa classica storia della città col suo notevole apporto iconografico. Il quarto volume è interamente dedicato alla raccolta dei documenti inediti che affiancano l'opera. «Ebbe questa storia lode di esattezza, d'imparzialità, di sana critica e di essere scritta in stile rapido, chiaro ed elegante». [Zannoni. Antologia XXVIII, 140]. Cfr. Predari 184. Buon esemplare genuino.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Theophilus Pierson mentioning Adultery

      Good. One page letter. Approximately 8" x 7.75". Old folds with tears, a few chips affecting only one letter, good, but stable, clear and readable. Mooney writes from Rahway, New Jersey on 6 April 1820 about a potential land deal caused by strange circumstances (original spelling retained):"We got home veriwell and Aby has gone to the Scotch Planes to try her luck at hir trade. The same nite I got home from York there broak out a Mutiny at John Rodens. Roden had been to York, came home and found his man Pierson and his wife both in Pierson's bed. He had provided a good club for them but Pierson made his escape. Roden says that he means to sell..."The rest of the letter deals with details about possibly buying Roden's property, Roden was hesitant to hold a mortgage and Mooney asks Pierson to come out and fix it with Roden. It is unclear whether the manservant Pierson was related to the Pierson who is the recipient of the letter, forced to guess we'd say not and that it was a coincidence. The recipient, Theofilius Pierson (1792-1853), was a prosperous sawyer and landowner. We could find little about Mooney (1763-1834) beyond his dates. Both were from Westfield, a few miles away from Rahway.At any event a livelier than usual letter that belies the staid reputations of our predecessors.

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        Truth Versus A Wesleyan Methodist, and Other Objectors; containing Remarks and Animadversions on a book, entitled "Methodist Error," &c.

      Josiah Shinn, Philadelphia 1820 - The distinguished author of this book is in defense of hundreds of black slave parishioners in his time who populated Methodist churches in Eastern and Southern states of the United States. It is replete with defenses of Methodist practices and has many footnotes throughout. It is certainly a milestone in the growth of christianity in the U.S. William Smith Stockton, was an acknowledged leader of the Reform Movement. He also was a leader in the Temperance Reform Movement four years before the American Temperance Society formed. Mr. Stockton, was also active in prison reform. The entirety of the book is in direct response to a previous book by John S. Watson, entitled "Methodist Error". This is indeed, a rare copy. The binding is of the tight back method with cords attached to the boards which has kept the volume intact despite the breakdown of the exterior folding leather edges. Interior hinges yet functioning. There is foxing throughout. At pp. 65/66 & 73/74 there is paper loss on those pages at the front lower corners not affecting any of the text. The red leather spine label states, legibly, "Truth Against Error". Cover edges are rubbed without major loss of leather. Appendix at the rear is from pp.245 thru 270. Insurance is reccomended. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eens Christinnes reize naar de eeuwigheid (.). Vertaald uit het Engels. Amsterdam, B. Koene, [ca. 1820].

      - 12°: A-L 12 M 6, gepag.: 269 [3] pp. Titelpagina in houtsnede. Modern kunstleer. Niet in Saalmink. Evenals het vorige exemplaar (IDnr 7215) een volksboekje. De titelplaat toont dezelfde afbeelding, maar het is een andere houtsnede.Vertaling van het beroemde 'Pilgrim's progress from this world, to that which is to come' (Londen, 1678), een boek dat een ongekende verspreiding heeft gekend over de hele wereld, dat vertaald is in 200 talen en dat in Nederland in populariteit het werk van Jacob Cats naar de kroon stak. Het is een allegorie van het leven van de christen op weg naar het "werkelijke leven" na de dood. De schrijver, John Bunyan (1626-1688), was een eenvoudig handwerksman, die later voorganger werd van een baptistengemeente in Bedford. Hij heeft zo'n 60 boeken geschreven, maar 'The Pilgrim's Progress' steekt door zijn literaire kwaliteit boven zijn andere werk uit. De eerste Nederlandse uitgaven ervan verschenen vanaf 1682 bij Johannes Boekholt in Amsterdam; diens vierde druk van 1684 is de eerste geà llustreerde, met etsen van Jan Luyken. De titelpagina en de 8 prenten in deze uitgave van Pieter Bandsma zijn kopieën van die etsen; 33 jaar later, in 1762, zou bij Bandsma nog een vierde druk verschijnen, weer met dezelfde prenten. L0790

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        Diario Nacional. Com permissão da Junta do Supremo Governo Provisorio do Reino. Numbers 1-8 [of 9 issues].

      [Colophon] Porto, Na Typografia de Viuva Alvarez Ribeiro, e Filhos, (on masthead) 26 August 1820 to 4 September 1820. - 8 issues. Folio (31 x 21.5 cm.), early speckled paper wrappers (spine chipping and broken, rear wrapper detached). Wood-engraved arms of Portugal above masthead. Uncut. Occasional very minor soiling and a few small, light stains. In very good to fine condition internally; overall very good. (2 ll.) per issue. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Reprints royal and government decrees, letters and appeals from officials, some editorial discussions, and a few poems by Josino Duriente. Guerra Andrade (Dicionário de pseudónimos p. 156) identifies him as José Ferreira Borges (1786-1838), a leading liberal economist, political and legal thinker.*** Rafael and Santos, Jornais e revistas portugueses do século XIX, 1684. Silva, O Jornalismo portuguez p. 12. Biblioteca Pública de Braga, Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira 66. Not in Universidade de Coimbra, Publicações periódicas portuguesas. Porbase locates five runs supposedly with 9 issues: two at the Biblioteca Municipal do Porto, two at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one at the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra. Not located in Copac. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the runs cited by Porbase. *** BOUND WITH: Regeneração de Portugal. Com permissão do Supremo Governo Provisorio do Reino. [Colophon] Porto: Na Typografia de á Praça de S. Thereza, [Masthead] September 18-27, 1820. Numbers 1-8 and Supplementos to numbers 3 and 8. Folio (31 x 21.5 cm.). Uncut. In fine condition. (1 l.) per issue. 8 issues plus supplements to issues 3 and 8, with a double-leaf spread between issues 4 and 5 titled Mappa demonstrativo da receirta e despesa do cofre do Thesouro Publico Nacional, e Real, estabelecido no Paço do Governo Supremo Provisorio de Reino, desde 26 d'Agosto até 6 de Setembro de 1820.FIRST and ONLY EDITION-apparently a COMPLETE RUN, with much the same content as the Diario Nacional, of which Rafael and Santos state that it was a continuation.* See Rafael and Santos, Jornais e revistas portugueses do século XIX 1684, mentioning it under the entry for the previous work. Biblioteca Pública de Braga, Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira 125 (cites only the 8 issues + the supplement to issue number 8). Not in Universidade de Coimbra, Publicações periódicas. OCLC: 504742370 (British Library: gives dates of from 18 September of 26 September only, and does not mention any of the supplements). Porbase locates two runs: in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and in the Biblioteca Municipal do Porto (but the record gives dates of from 18-26 September only, and does not mention any of the supplements). Copac repeats British Library, with only the 8 numbers and no supplements. AND BOUND WITH:Correio do Porto. Com permissão do Supremo Governo Provisorio do Reino. [Colophon] Porto: Na Typografia de á Praça de S. Thereza N.º 13, [Masthead] 27 September 1820 to 30 December 1820. Folio (31 x 21.5 cm.). Uncut. In fine condition. (1 l.) per issue, except for numbers 41, 47, and 77 with (2 ll.). 81 issues numbered 1 through 81 + 6 extraordinary issues (3, 5 October; 11, 15, 24 November; 21 December).FIRST and ONLY EDITION. A run for the entire first year of this important newspaper. It includes government decrees, official speeches, financial reports, election results, plus poetry, notices of upcoming events in Porto, and news from England, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Brazil, and Switzerland.* Rafael and Santos, Jornais e revistas portugueses do século XIX 1363 (giving dates of publication from 27 September 1820 to 7 May 1834). Biblioteca Pública de Braga, Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira 51 (a more substantial, though incomplete run). Universidade de Coimbra, Publicações periódicas 695: with a run from 1828 (nº extr.)-1834 (nº 107). Porbase locates seven runs, giving the same dates as Rafael & Santos, but we would be surprised if all are really as described: three in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, three in the Biblioteca Municipal do Porto, and one in the Bibliotec [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sunday Police from the Boston Patriot; and Essays on the Observance of a Sabbath

      Joseph Rakestraw (tract 2) 1820 and 1822, Philadelphia - Hardcover. Second tract published by Joseph Rakestraw. RARE AMERICANA. This volume includes two tracts written in 1820 and 1822 that provide an engrossing account of an important debate of the day on whether the Bible requires the observance of the Sabbath and, if so, whether it is proper for a civil government to enforce this observance. Tract one reprints the text of an essay appearing in the Boston Patriot that holds the position that the enforcement of the Sabbath is "not warrantable from Scripture." It is followed by two responses in disagreement. The second tract of essays on the Sabbath's observance first reprints the Boston Patriot essay, and then prints several essays for and against the position of the writer in the Boston Patriot. Both tracts are in very good condition, with aging and some foxing. The front and rear pages of tract two are more heavily foxed. There is also foxing to the front and rear pastedowns. In a later black cloth binding with very light bumping and rubbing and the gilt title "Sunday Police" to front board. Tract one: 36 pages; tract two: 48 pages. 12mo. Black cloth boards with gilt title to front board. AMHIST/022609. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed. Nov 24 1820.

      1820 - Single leaf, recto only. Manuscript in ink. Slightly soiled and chipped at edges. 3 Downing St [London], Friday Nov 24, A brief but interestingletter written immediately after Sir William Parry's return from his first Arctic expedition in search of the northwest passage. Though the recipient of the letter is unnamed, it is almost certainly Parry's publisher at John Murray, and the content indicates how swiftly operations were underway to begin printing the official narrative of the expedition. It reads in part: ?I shall be ready to commence printing on Monday. Let me know if I may employ Clowes. The Hecla has only just arrived in the River, and I have written to Mr. Beechey to come up to us as soon as possible, about the drawings. ? The references within the letter are to printer William Clowes of Northumberland-court who was indeed employed to set and print the text, and Liet Frederick William Beechey, who provided many of the illustrations from which the lithographed plates were prepared. The book in question would beJournal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1819?20 in his majesty's ships Hecla and Griperand was the first of Parry's arctic narratives to be published by John Murray. Setting off in early 1819, the expedition journeyed up the west side of Baffin Bay and through Lancaster Sound, although were halted here at Melville Island by pack ice. Wintering over here, the attempts to continue west the following season were thwarted by inclement weather, and bothHeclaandGriper arrived back in the Thames mid-November 1820, mere days before this letter was written.

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        A Narrative of the Loss of the Winterton East Indiaman,

      1820 - wrecked on the coast of Madagascar in 1792; and of the sufferings connected with that event. To which is subjoined a short account of the natives of Madagascar, with suggestions as to their civilization. By a passenger in the ship.First edition. Folding map & 2 plates. 8vo. Modern half calf, textured cloth boards, spine gilt interior very good. xii, 256pp. Edinburgh, Printed for Waugh and Innes Having put in at False Bay, allowing the passengers to visit Cape Town, the Winterton ran aground on rocks some six miles from Madagascar in calm weather. She was subsequently lost during the ensuing storm, and the survivors were marooned on Madagascar for some time before being able to reach Mozambique. From thence they sailed for Bombay but were captured by French pirates and taken to Mauritius where they were detained for a short time before being allowed to proceed to Madras which they finally reached on 16th January, 1794 some twenty-one months after leaving England. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage Dans L'Intérieur De L'Afrique, Aux Sources Du Sénégal Et De La Gambie, Fait En 1818, Par Ordre Du Gouvernement Français.

      

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        Beschrijving van den Nederlandschen watersnood in Louwmaand van 1820. Amsterdam, Beijerinck, 1820.

      Origineel met sierpapier beplakt kartonnen omslag, 36+335+(1) pag. Geillustreerd met handgekleurde uitslaande kaart van Alblasserwaard en Betuwe en 5 gegraveerde platen: Gorinchem, Kasteel den Ooij, huis Oosterhout, gebeente Heukelom, Walig verdugt te Oosterwijk. Op pp. 277-298 een gedicht van Warnsinck 'De overstrooming'. Ook leverbaar: een exemplaar zonder de kaart en met slechts 1 van de 5 gegraveerde platen, voor 75 euro.

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