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        Original 19th Century Watercolor of Chinese Tradesman: Chinese Vegetable Boy

      British Isles: c. 1820. Fine condition A scarce and charming original early nineteenth century watercolor painting on wove paper. (7 x 7.25 inches, 177 x 186 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. A young boy balances two hanging trays filled with with leafy vegetables. His vibrant costume mirrors the verdant stock of his offering. 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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        Tales of the Genii

      London - J. Booker et al, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Tales of the Genii is a collection of stories by James Kenneth Ridley based on those of the Arabian Nights. With illustrated half titles and engraved plates drawn by R. Westall . First published in two volumes in 1764, was issued under the pen name 'Sir Charles Morell', supposedly British Ambassador at Bombay. In two volumes complete. Ridley's Tales were allegedly composed by an imam named Horam and translated from a Persian manuscript; in actuality, they were products of Ridley's imagination. The Tales belong to a genre of imitation Orientalia popular in the 18th century; in its own time and after, Ridley's book was compared to Samuel Johnson's Rasselas. James Kenneth Ridley (1736 - 1765) was an English author. He wrote two novels, The History of James Lovegrove, Esquire and The Schemer, or the Universal Satirist, by that Great Philosopher Helter van Scelter; but he is mainly remembered for his Tales of the Genii. Condition: In contemporarylong-grain morocco. Externally, generally smart but with slightwear to extremities and the odd mark and slight ink stain to boards. Front hinges strained, previous reinforcement to rear hinges. Internally, firmly bound but with front blanks missing due to hinges. Bright but with occasional slight foxing, mostly to plates and with the odd handling mark. Evidence of previous bookplates to front pastedowns. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Organic Remains of a Former World. An Examination of the Mineralized Remains of the Vegetable and Animals of the Antediluvian World; Generally Termed Extraneous Fossils

      London: Sherwood, Neely, & Jones 1820; 1820; 1811, 1820.. Second Edition. Very Good. Book Three volume set. xii; 461; (iv)(index); (ii)(advert); xiv; (ii); 286; (vi)(index); (i)(advert); xv; (i); 455; (blank); (v)(index); 477-479; (i) pages. No half-titles. Complete with 54 hand tinted plates, some with additional letterpress description. Light spotting, offsetting of frontispieces on to title pages. Volume three slightly affected by damp. Later half calf marbled boards. Challinor, 20, " During the course of its (Organic Remains) publication a transformation had been taking place in the human view of the geological scene. This was due chiefly to the dissemination, orally and by correspondence, of the discoveries of William Smith, but also to independent researches, particularly those by John Farley. Parkinson's three volumes reflect this progress . the work is remarkable for Parkinson's grasp of the previous and contemporary literature of geology and palaeontology and his historical discussion of it. Many well known fossil species are excellently described for the first time, accompanied with beautiful tinted engraved plates of the species." Challinor Primary Literature, 55. Ward & Carozzi, 1735

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        A VIEW OF THE POLICY OF PERMITTING SLAVES IN THE STATES WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI: BEING A LETTER TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS

      Baltimore: Printed by Joseph Robinson, 1820.. 47pp. Gathered signatures, string-tied, as issued. Uniform, light tanning. Vertical crease. Very good. Untrimmed. A scarce pamphlet arguing that the federal government has no right to interfere in the extension or prohibition of slavery into newly-admitted states of the Union. Rather, Learned maintains that the issue should be decided by the states themselves. Learned's tract, written at the height of the controversy over the admission of Missouri into the Union, which culminated in the Missouri Compromise, is in response to Daniel Raymond's THE MISSOURI QUESTION, published in 1819. Learned allows that slavery is a "moral evil," but argues that "the condition of the slave is better in a free Government, for his protection by the laws is more sure." He goes on to contend that spreading slavery into the new states is beneficial to the slaves, lessening the evil of slavery in the old states, and improving their condition in the new states. A scarce argument for states' rights, this is the first copy we have ever owned. HOWES L166a. SABIN 39538. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 1919. WORK, p.331. DUMOND, p.73.

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        La Verdad Aunque Amargue, Es Muchas Veces el Objeto Precioso de la.

      1820 - [Censorship]. [N., Pseudonym]. La Verdad Aunque Amargue, Es Muchas Veces el Objeto Precioso de la Libertad de Imprenta. [Running Title]. Mexico City: S.n., October 28, 1820. 8 pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/4"). Unbound sheets, as issued. Minor smudges and some light staining, otherwise fine. * First printing of a pamphlet defending the imprisoned liberal pamphleteer Rafael Davila. Freedom of the press was granted under the Constitution of 1812. Repudiated by Ferdinand VII in 1814, but eventually revived after the revolt of Rafael del Riego y Nunez in 1820. Richard H. Dillon notes Davila's importance and observes: "Pamphlets constitute the major source of fresh new material on nineteenth-century and earlier Mexico. [O]ne can find no surer guide to the troublous times of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Mexico than these booklets. Written in the heat of argument, of battle, of revolution, they bring to life a time and place removed from us by hundreds of miles and years.": The Hispanic American Historical Review 45, No. 2 (May 1965), 270-271. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 98934. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 359296. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Don Juan

      London: Thomas Davidson, Whitefriars, 1820-1823. Three volume set. Vol 1, 1820; Vol 2, 1823; Vol 3, 1823. Vol 1 says “printed by Thomas Davidson;” Vols 2 & 3 say “printed for John Hunt.” This is the small paper version, approximately 4 x 6 ½ inches, which is essentially the second edition, coming after the large-paper edition, although there is some controversy about the date of the publication of the entire large-paper edition. All three volumes are bound in green morocco with gold filets around all borders and surrounded by gold rules, inner and outer; the spines in five compartments with raised bands. All edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Publisher’s ad at rear of Vol II; attractive bookplate of William Edward Kelly to front pastedown of all volumes. With contemporary fore-edge paintings on each of the three volumes. Volume 1: Fortress of Cadiz; Volume 2: Macarena Gate in Seville; Volume 3: Fortress of Ismail, Turkey.

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        A Translation and Explanation of the Principal Technical Terms and

      1820. Halkerston, Peter [d. 1833?]. A Translation and Explanation of the Principal Technical Terms and Phrases Used in Mr. Erskine's Institute of the Law of Scotland in the Order of the Books, Titles, and Sections: With an Index Materiarum and the Latin Maxims in Law and Equity Most in Use. Edinburgh: Printed for the author by J. Pillans, 1820. [viii], 112, [4], 51 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary paper boards with contrasting spine, printed paper title label to spine, untrimmed edges. Moderate rubbing and wear, joints cracked but secure, hinges reinforced. Occasional foxing, interior otherwise fresh. A desirable copy of an uncommon work. * First edition. "The Work is arranged in the order of Mr. Erskine's Institute, by the Books, Titles, and Sections. But for facility of consultation, there is inserted an Index Materiarum, in which the terms and phrases are alphabetically arranged, and reference made to the pages of the Work, in which they are explained. There are added, a correct Table of the Induciae Legales of summonses before the Court of Session, which will be found to be convenient and useful; and a Note explanatory of the Sanctuary of Holyroodhouse, which the Author has no doubt will be found useful. There is likewise added a Latin Charter of Lands held Soccage, for the amusement of the curious" (iv). Its second and final edition was published in 1829. OCLC locates 7 copies of the first edition, 2 in law libraries in the U.S. (Hamline and the UVA). Another copy located at the Library of Congress. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:49.

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        Remarks on the Antiquities Illustrated by the Chartularies of the Episcopal See of Aberdeen. 2) A Tract Chiefly Relative to Monastic Antiquities with Some Account of a Recent Search for the Remains of the Scotish Kings interred in the Abbey of Dumfermline 3) A Brief Analysis of the Ancient Records of the Bishopric of Moray

      Edinburgh: Printed for W. and C. Tait by W. Aitken; Printed by George Ramsay for Archibald Constable and Company, 1820, 1809, 1826. (SCOTLAND) First editions. Only 120 copies were printed of the last work according to a contemporary manuscript note. 3 vols., 8vo. Handcolored initial on frontispiece engravings, engraving at the back of the second work. Frontispiece of the third volume loose. Uniformly bound in brown calf, spine decorated in blind and gilt with arabesque lozenge on each cover, from the library of William Gordon of Fybie with bookplate. Spines and joints quite rubbed, upper joints starting, some offsetting or spotting, mostly at front and back, else a very attractive work in a brown cloth box

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        Miscellaneous poems

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., and Hurst, Robinson, & Co. (pr. by James Ballantyne), 1820. 8vo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). viii, 510, [2] pp. (pagination skips 66-85). Beautiful edition of gathered verses by Sir Walter Scott, containing "The Bridal of Triermain," "Harold the Dauntless," "William and Helen," and what the advertisement calls "all the Smaller Pieces, collected for the first time in the recent edition of the Author's Poems" — decorated with a fore-edge painting. The Fore-edge: Simple but charming design of six bright butterflies in red, orange, yellow and blue. Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of John Train. Binding: Contemporary maroon straight-grain morocco framed in wide gilt border and panelled in gilt single fillet, spine with gilt-stamped title and decorations, board edges (at corners) and turn-ins with gilt roll. All edges gilt. NSTC 2S9246. Binding as above, moderately rubbed; hinges (inside) slightly tender. Front free endpaper verso with inked ownership inscription. Light to moderate foxing throughout, pages otherwise clean.

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        Le Petit Magicien, ou Receuil d'Expériences Tirées de la Magic Blanche et des Amusemens (sic) des Sciences

      Paris: Delarue, n.d. (c. 1820). 12mo. 90pp. With frontispiece and forty illustrations from engravings. Contains detailed explanations for performing a variety of magic tricks, including passing a ring through a stick, number divination, the “oeuf dansant,” and many others. Rare with only three copies recorded in institutions, two of which are in the United States. Scattered light foxing, else a fine, crisp copy in a contemporary binding of full mottled calf with gilt tooling to spine, which has a small split to outer front hinge near spine head.

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        View of the Country from Urshalun Teeba

      London: Rodwell & Martin, 1 March 1820. Hand-coloured aquatint by Robert Havell & Son, after Fraser. 18 1/8 x 23 1/4inches. 21 x 30 inches. A fine example of a view taken during the first recorded journey by Europeans through the Himalayas. On 18 June 1815 Fraser and his brother William reached Urshalun, near to where the Nepalese General Kirti Rana had surrendered. Three days later James celebrated his 32nd birthday by climbing the peak, Tiba, behind the village. In 1815, following the end of the war with Nepal, Fraser and his brother William, a political agent, spent two months on a tour of the Himalayas. Their journey took the brothers along the river valleys of the Himalayas, with occasional sorties to higher latitudes and as far as the sources of both the Jumna and Ganges rivers. This view is from the spectacular Views in the Himala Mountains which contains twenty of Havell's masterly plates worked up from sketches made on the spot by Fraser. In style the plates are similar to, and very much a match for Henry Salt's and the Daniell brothers' large scale views published 10 and 20 years earlier. This was a deliberate strategy by the publishers who drew attention to the similarities in their advertisements which describe the work as being `In Elephant Folio, uniform with Daniell's Oriental Scenery, and Salt's Views in Abyssinia..' Cf. Abbey Travel II, 498

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        Memorial for Sunday School Girls; Being an Authentic Account of the Conversion, Experience, and Happy Deaths, or Twelve Girls.

      Philadelphia: Published by the Sunday and Adult School Union, 1820. - This macabre book was very popular, going into several editions in a short period of time. The title was revised to include, in later editions, "thirteen girls," and "twenty three" and "twenty-five" children. The publishing history is uncertain, as some of the more compendious editions have dates earlier than 1820. The language of the girls seems precocious, with the seven-year-old Miss Lewis remarking, "My Jesus is coming; the chariot is comingÉGood bye! I don't like to say so to my mother, she will be unhappy. Bury me with my sister and motherÉ" The author, a "minister of the Gospel," seems to revel in the early deaths of these young girls. Small twelvemo. 69 pp. Woodcut frontispiece. Original blue printed boards. Spine worn, early ownership inscription on title-page: "Sunday school of St. James's Church/Reward of merit Harriet Hentzel." A very good copy of a fragile book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Picturesque Views of the City of Paris and its Environs; Consisting of Views on the Seine, Public Buildings, Characteristic Scenery &c. Translated into French by P. B. de la Boissiere, 2 vols. in one

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820 & 1823 (1820).. Large 4to. (14 x 11 inches). Sixty uncoloured engraved plates (complete as list) on india wove, on fifty sheets, plus seven additional engraved plates bound in at rear, with descriptions in French and English on unnumbered pages. Two title pages, one in English and one in French. Contemporary morocco gilt. A.e.g. Marbled endpapers. Light spotting scattered throughout, mainly affecting plates, with off-setting. No tissue guards to the plates. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Text in English and French. Very heavy book, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas. First edition thus.

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        FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c

      London: W. Gillings, (c. 1820). With 50 beautifully hand-coloured plates. Small folio, handsome contemporary straight grain dark green morocco rebacked to style, gilt bands on the spine, the covers with wide gilt and blind-tooled borders, a.e.g. 79 text plus plates. A nice copy with the plates in clean condition. ONE OF THE GREAT OLD COLOURPLATE BOOKS. The earliest editions of this work (Tooley 226) contained 110 plates, and Tooley mentions another issue but does not indicate that fewer plates were included. The plates are dated 1813 but not watermarked; the second edition was published in 1819. Includes four illustrations of whaling.

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        Der pythagoräische Orden, die Obskurantenvereine in der Christenheit und die Freimaurerei in gegenseitigen Verhältnissen

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner 1820.. XVI, 192 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Rückenverg. Erste Ausgabe. - Kloß 613; Wolfstieg 5035; Taute 1833: "Dieses Buch, Wedekind`s Hauptwerk, hat den Zweck, die Begriffe über das Wesen der Freimaurerei aufzuhellen.". Der Arzt und politische Schriftsteller G. Chr. Wedekind (1761-1831) war mit Georg Forster einer der führenden Mainzer Klubbisten, später unterstützte er auch Napoleon Bonaparte. - Etwas berieben. Titel mit altem Logenstempel.

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        Collection des costumes de la Suisse et de ses pays limitrophes

      Zurich: Keller et Fussli, n.d. circa 1820. Hand-coloured floral garland aquatint title and 24 charming hand coloured aquatint plates of costumes each with tissue guard. 12mo ( 4 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches), original vellum-backed powder blue boards lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; some light soiling to binding but generally very good, two tissue guards creased else internally excellent. The plates represent the following cantons: Zurich; Berne, Lucerne; Uri; Schwyz; Unterwalden; Zoug; Glarus; Frybourg; Soleure; Bale; Schaffhouse; Appenzell; St. Gall; Grisons; Argovie; Thurgovie; Tessin; Vaud; Valais; Neuchatel; Geneve; Tyrol; & Foret noire. Very rare.

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        An Inquiry into Certain Errors relative to Insanity; and their Consequences; Physical, Moral, and Civil

      One folding printed table. ix, [1], 320 pp. 8vo, orig. grey boards (upper joint with a bit of wear), printed paper label on spine (a little flaked), uncut. London: T. & G. Underwood, 1820. First edition. Burrows (1777-1846), following many years as a successful general practitioner in London, turned his attention in 1816 to the treatment of insanity. He kept a small asylum at Chelsea and later established a large one at Clapham. He became a leading authority on insanity and claimed that nine out of ten of the insane could be cured. This important book contains a survey of psychiatric illnesses throughout Great Britain, with statistical comparisons to other European countries. Burrows was one of the first to make progress in defining a pathology of insanity, which served at last to raise psychiatry to the level of medicine. His Commentaries on the Causes, Forms, Symptoms, and Treatments, Moral and Medical, of Insanity (1828) was by far the most complete and practical treatise then published. Fine copy in original state. This book was translated into German by the famous psychiatrist J.C.A. Heinroth in 1822. ❧ Hunter & Macalpine, p. 778. Zilboorg, A History of Medical Psychology, p. 412. .

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        Autograph letter signed in the opening line ("M. Senefelder").

      Paris, 20. X. 1820. - 8vo. ½ p. on double leaf. With autogr. address. Telling Baron Cuvier to accept his invitation to view some lithographies on Monday instead of Sunday: "M. Senefelder témoigne ses vives regrets à Monsieur le Baron de Cuvier de ne pouvoir venir dimanche 22 Cs pour l'expérience des Cartons lithogr[aphiques]; il aura l'honneur de se présenter Lundi prochain à l'heure indiquée". - Small defect on f. 2 from opening the letter (not touching text).

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        Memorial for Sunday School Girls; Being an Authentic Account of the Conversion, Experience, and Happy Deaths, or Twelve Girls

      Philadelphia: Published by the Sunday and Adult School Union, 1820 Original blue printed boards. . Small twelvemo. Woodcut frontispiece. Spine worn, early ownership inscription on title-page: "Sunday school of St. James's Church/Reward of merit Harriet Hentzel." A very good copy of a fragile book. This macabre book was very popular, going into several editions in a short period of time. The title was revised to include, in later editions, "thirteen girls," and "twenty three" and "twenty-five" children. The publishing history is uncertain, as some of the more compendious editions have dates earlier than 1820. The language of the girls seems precocious, with the seven-year-old Miss Lewis remarking, "My Jesus is coming; the chariot is coming…Good bye! I don't like to say so to my mother, she will be unhappy. Bury me with my sister and mother…" The author, a "minister of the Gospel," seems to revel in the early deaths of these young girls.

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        Le Kaire. Vue Generale de la Ville des Tombeaux

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), plate area approximately 19 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches on sheet 28 x 43 inches. Scattered foxing heaviest in the lower left margin and scattered in the right side of the image, little paper loss to top edge (over 3 inches from plate mark). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This large, finely engraved view is plate 61 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 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. Shown is a panoramic view of The City of Tombs. .

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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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