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        INSTRUCCIÓN PARA LOS TRIBUNALES DEL REYNO CONFORME AL SISTEMA POLÍTICO DE LA CONSTITUCION .

      - Madrid, 1820. Imp. De D. Leonardo Nuñez. Pasta española con tejuelo. XI+296 pp. 21x15,2 cm. VITRINA SJ DERECHO

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        SMITH'S CLASSICAL ATLAS Containing Distinct Maps of the Countries Described in Ancient History, Both Sacred and Profane

      London:: Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller Extraordinary to His Majestry.. 1820.. Folio. 16" x 12-5/8". 2nd Edition, 1st published in 1809. Unpaginated. Printed index page.. Period brown half-sheep binding with marbled paper boards.. General binding wear. Ffep creased. Maps clean. A VG copy.. Regions displayed include: The entire area of Europe, Asia & Africa; Britannia; Gallia; Hispania; Germania; Italia; Macedonia et Thracia: Graeciae; Asia Minor; Regiones inter Euphraten et Indum; Palaestina; Africa & ®gyuptus. & & OCLC shows 4 holdings, of which 2 are in the US. . Engraved title page. 22 regions, depicted on 14 hand-colored maps, of which 9 are double page.

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        Traite Elementaire, Theorique et Pratique de l'Art de la Danse [Subtitle]: contenant les developpemens, et les demonstrations des principes generaux et particuliers, qui doivent guider le danseur. Par Ch. Blasis premier danseur

      Milan: Joseph Beati et Antoine Tenenti. 1820. Octavo. Modern quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards, old black leather title label gilt to spine. 2ff., 124, + 14 plates (including one double- page) of male dancers in various attitudes. & & With the autograph signature of the author ("C. Blasis) to verso of title-page.& & Leather title label worn and slightly chipped. Slightly dampstained; occasional foxing; lacking frontispiece portrait of Blasis (as in most other known copies); minor show-through of autograph signature. . First Edition. Rare. Derra de Moroda 390. Beaumont pp. 17-18. Niles & Leslie I p. 53. Ward: Italian 316. Ximenes catalogue 90, no. 34. Sowell 73. Very few copies contain the portrait. & & "The first major technical dance treatise of the nineteenth century." Sowell& & "One of the classic and most celebrated manuals of theatrical dance technique, in which the author impresses on the student the importance of a knowledge of all the fine arts, that he or she may strive to become not merely a beautiful machine but an artist... The plates are excellent and illustrate the movements, positions and poses described. Plate XIV is particularly interesting for its spirited representations of the different types of dancers, such as Danseur serieux, Danseur demi-caractere and Danseur comique, i.e., character." Beaumont p. 18. & & Quite a good copy of this rare book by the most important ballet teacher of the 19th century.

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        Proof That Pres. Monroe Received the Counsel of Thomas Jefferson During the Missouri Crisis of 1820, But Ignored It

      Proof That Pres. Monroe Received the Counsel of Thomas Jefferson During the Missouri Crisis of 1820, But Ignored It.& And Jefferson was right, correctly warning that disunion and war could result from dividing the country geographically, free state and slave state& & The first great crisis over slavery occurred when Missouri requested to be admitted to the Union as a slave state in 1819. The number of slave and free states was then balanced at 11 each, and admission would upset that balance. Both north and south staked out positions based on sectionalism, rather than nationalism, the first time this had occurred. The debates in Congress were intense. With so many territories in the west still thinly settled or not settled at all (and the certainty that additional requests for admission would be presented as these territories were populated and qualified for statehood), it was clear that this divisive issue could recur again and again. Congress thus sought to settle the question once and for all by admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free one, and more importantly, by drawing a line below which slavery would be permitted in the territories and above which it would be forbidden. The Missouri Compromise appeared to most to be a perfect solution, but some were troubled by the implications of drawing a physical line between north and south, and thereby creating defined sections where once there was a union. In March, 1820, Jefferson received word of the details of the Compromise essentially agreed upon in Congress. He was appalled by the very idea of reducing a political disagreement to geographical terms. On April 5, 1820, he wrote to Mark Hill, a Maine congressman, that "The idea of a geographical line, once suggested, will brood in the minds of all those who prefer the gratification of their ungovernable passions to the peace and union of their country." We offer a letter that proves that Pres. Monroe was shown this exact letter to Hill (and was thus aware of Jefferson's opposition to the Missouri Compromise); in fact it is the very cover letter with which Monroe returned the Jefferson letter to Hill. & & Autograph Letter Signed as President to Mark Hill, April 13, 1820. "Mr. Monroe has perused Mr. Jefferson's letter with pleasure, which he now returns to Mr. Hill, with thanks for his attention." Just days later, Jefferson wrote the famous letter saying that the Missouri question was a "firebell in the night," and promised to be the knell of the Union. Despite Jefferson's opposition, Monroe felt that he had no choice but to sign the Missouri Compromise. Ultimately Jefferson proved to be correct; dividing the nation geographically seemed to freeze attitudes and actions along sectional lines, and was the first step to Civil War. See Jefferson and His Time by Malone for a full discussion.

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        The Last Dying Speech and Confession of Ann Heytrey, Who Was

      1820. [Murder Broadside]. Ann Heytrey [d. 1820]. The Last Dying Speech and Confession of Ann Heytrey, Who Was Executed at Warwick, on Wednesday, April 12, 1820, For the Wilful Murder of Mrs. Dormer, wife of Mr. Joseph Dormer, of the Dial House, Ashow, Warwickshire. [Leicester]: Martin, printer, 1820. Single-sided 10" x 9" leaf, large woodcut depicted execution at head. Light browning, a few fold lines and minor tears. * Primarily a summary of trial testimony and Heytrey's conduct after her conviction. With one column of verse, a warning to young women. The murder of Mrs. Dormer was committed on July 29, 1819. Date of imprint from date of execution. Ann Heytrey, an attractive twenty-one year old servant was sent to the Warwick gallows in April 1820 for the murder of her employer, Mrs. Sarah Dormer, at Dial House Farm, Ashow. She was hanged on July 29, 1819. OCLC locates 1 copy (at Harvard Law School).

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        ESSAI SUR L'HISTOIRE ANCIENNE ET MODERNE DE LA NOUVELLE RUSSIE Statistique des provinces qui la composent. Fondation d'Odessa ; ses progrès, son état actuel ; détails sur son commerce. Voyage en Crimée, dans l'intérêt de l'agriculture et du commerce. Avec cartes, vues, plans, etc. Dédié à S.M. L'Empereur Alexandre Ier.

      - Paris, Rey et Gravier, 1820. 3 vol Tomo I: VI p., 355 p. 1 lámina plegada (Aquatinta)., 1 mapa plegado (Carte de la nouvelle russie) = Tomo II: 387 p. 1 lámina (Aquatinta)., 1 mapa plegado ( Carte de la Crimée) = tomo III: 345 p., 1 lámina (plan d' Odessa) 1 mapa plegado (Plan de la ville d'Odessa)., 4 láminas (aquatinta)., 1 lámina (plan de Taganrog). Buen estado con todos sus margenes, sin desbarbar (intonso) Manchas de oxido en los 3 vols. Sin encuadernar con guardas originales, estas con alguna falta. Año: 1820

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        Hunting Silhouettes

      [Germany?]: No Publisher, 1820. Four hunting silhouettes pasted and bound into twentieth century half vellum and boards, with a vellum title label to upper cover. Slight loss to vellum at foot of spine, title label slightly dulled. Internally some very light foxing to paper, silhouettes all complete. From the library of CFGR Schwerdt, with his round bookplate to front pastedown. The silhouettes depict stag hunting, probably German in origin, see Schwerdt III, pg. 24. Half Vellum and Boards. Good+. 4to (Oblong).

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS... TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID [with] A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID FITTED TO THE TUNES USED IN CHURCHES by N. Brady and N. Tate

      London: Eyre and Strahan, 1820 (New Psalms dated 1818 with separate title page). Fine. Stereotype edition Large 8vo. 648p; 104p. Engraved frontispiece of Christ Crucified from the New Testament published by C. Egleton. Sumptuously bound in full black straight grain morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title and effusive gilt panel decorations, the covers with large central gilt device with a series of borders in gilt rolls and geometric designs in blind Griffiths 1820: 1.

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        A PICTURE OF MARGATE, AND ITS VICINITY. By W.C. Oulton, Esq. Author of the Traveller's Guide, Etc., Etc. Illustrated with a Map and Twenty Views, Engraved by J.J.Shury, from Drawings by Captain G. Varlo, R.M.

      Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, Paternoster Row. 1820 - First Edition, half title + engraved map + engraved title-page + letterpress title-page + preface [ii] + 5-124 pp. + [1 pp. list of plates] , illustrated with 19 engraved views (the engraved title-page has a plate of St Johns Church which forms the 20th plate). In this copy the unnumbered list of plates is bound at the end, instead of after the letterpress title-page, as in some copies, which accounts for the pagination of the prelims (vi), when only [iv] are present. This example is complete in every way. Bound in contemporary half calf, gilt, over marbled boards. Occasional foxing marks as usual, and a slight damp stain occasionally affecting the lower margin of the plates, though the images are unaffected. An attractive copy of this, now very scarce, item. Fine early 19th century view book and descriptive guide of the town and harbour of Margate, here described in accurate detail, giving probably the best record of the town at this time. Steam boats with hordes of visitors are depicted, and the thoroughfares and bathing establishments of the town, as well as more prosaic edifices such Cobb's Brewery and The Prevention Post, windmills, etc., etc. A charming guide which depicts the town in words and fine engraved views. KENT THANET KENT

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        The Whole Works Of The Reverend Mr John Flavel To Which Is Addes An Alphabetical Table (Six Volumes) (Once owned by Arthur Pink) (Signed by Pink and his publisher, Herendeen)

      London: W Baynes and Son, 1820. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. (Religion) The Whole Works Of The Reverend Mr John Flavel To Which Is Addes An Alphabetical Table (Six Volumes) (Once owned by Arthur Pink). Has a provenance trail from Pink's publisher, I.C. Herendeen. Bears stamps throughout of Herendeen and Newport News pastor George B. Fletcher. Has Inscription from Herenden to Fletcher. Rebound in plain library buckram. Underlining throughout. Well used, but complete. Signed by Herendeen and Pink! Toning. Volume six has binding shaken. Fair condition overall to the set. Octavo.

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        HISTÓRIA DA REVOLUÇÃO DE 1820.

      - Monumental edição nacional illustrada com magníficos retratos dos patriotas mais illustres d?aquella epocha. Livraria Portuense Lopes e Cª ? Editores. Porto. 1901, 1888 e 1889. 4 volumes. De 25x18 cm. Com 704, 687-xiii, 710-xiii e 727-xi-7 pags. Encadernações com lombadas e cantos em pele. Ilustrado em extra-texto com retratos compostos por artistas nacionais, entre os quais; João Marques da Silva Oliveira; Caetano Moreira; Joaquim Vitorino Ribeiro; e Columbano Borballo Pinheiro. Location/localizacao: 7-A1-B-1

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        The Odyssey of Homer,

      24 - C. Whittingham and J. F. Dove, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Six volumes of classic titles, uniformly bound. With bookseller's labels to each front pastedown of Thomas Hodgson Stationer, of St. John Street, Liverpool. With an illustrated title page to each volume, plus further engravings to three volumes. Copperplate inscription to front free endpaper of 'Solitude', of one Edward J. Wilson. With publisher's catalogue to rear of two volumes. Condition: In original hardback bindings with cloth covered spines and leather spine labels. Externally, sound with wear to extremities and marks to boards. Some rear boards close-cropped. Internally, binding of two volumes loosening slightly in places, otherwise generally firmly bound. Generally bright. Foxing to first and last few pages of all volumes and occasional foxing and handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Chansons Joyeuses et de Table par Piron, Collé, Gallet, Panard, etc. etc

      Paris. Chez les Marchands de Nouveautés [no date], [c. 1820.]. 64mo, 68 x 52 mms., pp, [ii], 254, with woodcut frontispiece and woodcut vignette of three of the authors named on the title-page, original wrappers, uncut, one or two leaves unopened, paper label on spine; outer margins very slightly rubbed, and many corners turned, but a good copy. The amusing frontispiece, with the gentleman's top hat strategically placed (anticipating the jokey cartoons of Donald McGill) gives a fairish indication of the contents, with many erotic songs, as well as others extolling Bacchus. The other authors include Charles-Francois Panard (1689 - 1765), Charles Collé (1709 - 1783), M. Gallet (1698 - 1757). The only copy that I have located is in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.

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        Beschrijving van Zeeland, zijnde het negende en tiende deel van den Tegenwoordigen staat der Vereenigde Nederlanden, ten deele vervolgd.

      Middelburg, S. van Benthem, 1820. - IV+286+(1) pp. Met lijst van 74 buitenplaatsen, gesloopt in Walcheren. Gebonden. Half kalfsleer uit de tijd, rug verguld, met roodleren titelschildje. Goed ex.

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA, to the sources of the Senegal and Gambia, Performed By Command of the French Government, in the Year 1818...edited by T.E. Bowdich, Esq., conductor of the mission to Ashantee

      London: Printed for Henry Colburn and Co., 1820. First edition in English. With a large folding map, stipple-engraved frontispiece and six uncoloured aquatint plates. 4to, contemporary three-quarterhalf calf over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on the spine. xii, 380 pp.; includes itinerary and vocabulary lists. A fine copy, very bright and crisp and quite clean but for some typical spotting here and there, the antique spine sometime expertly restored, inner front hinge with paper support. “It was at first my intention, when I set out for the interior of Western Africa, to explore anew the countries which Mungo Park had visited; but being soon convinced of the impossibility of making discoveries, or even of traveling at all in that quarter, I resolved to strike out a new track; and after penetrating into the continent, I followed a line parallel to the meridian. The regions which I had to traverse in pursuing this direction, were almost unknown, and afforded scope for observations equally numerous and interesting. Thus the result answered my expectations, and I attained, in a great measure, the object which I had in view. Well-informed persons to whom I communicated the notes made in my journal, encouraged me to arrange them and to publish a narrative of the events, which during my enterprize had involved me in so many dangers. From the following sheets the reader will perceive that the manner in which I was obliged to travel, prevented me from prosecuting my researches so far as I could have wished.” Abbey, Travel 273. This volume is filled with the author’s descriptions of history, geography, animals, religion, culture and his experiences in tribal kingdoms. Mollien got to know the peoples of various tribes in equatorial Africa, as well as their royalty.

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        Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video Consisting of Twenty-four Views: Accompanied with Descriptions of the Scenery, and of the Costumes, Manners Etc. Of the Inhabitants of Those Cities and Their Environs

      London: R. Ackermann, 1820. xxviii, 115pp, [1], 24 plates. Original boards. Rebacked, boards bumped and rubbed to edges, one or two white spots to upper cover, corners bumped and worn. Internally some light soiling and offsetting, some plates with faint offsetting from text but generally clean, folding plates a little creased at outer edge, plates with stab-holes to outer margins. Twenty-four colour plates (four folding). Housed in a modern morocco-backed cloth drop-back box with raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to third, date to foot, with silver flower device to fourth and fifth panels. Tooley 495, the "only notable colour plate book dealing with the Argentine", Abbey Travel 698. First Edition. Hardback. Good+. Folio.

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        SWISS SCENERY FROM DRAWINGS BY MAJOR COCKBURN and ITALIAN SCENERY

      London: James Reynolds, [1820]. First Edition. Hardcover. Scattered light foxing; one plate in Cockburn--"Fluellen"--with a clean 2" tear into the image repaired on the verso with tape. Very Good. Incomplete copies of both works bound together in one volume, quarto (6-1/2" x 9-1/2"), half green morocco leather with gilt designs and a gilt-lettered leather spine label. Each engraved title is present, and each volume has 49 of the original 60 steel engravings present, giving a total of 100 of the original 122 engravings present. Two of the finest steel-engraved illustrated books of the 19th century.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Swiss Scenery From Drawings By Major Cockburn

      London: Rodwell & Martin, 1820. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. Aeg. Near Fine./No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. 27 1/2 x 18 1/2 cm. Sixty steel plates engraved by Heath, Owen, Lacey, et al (with tissue guards), including vignette title and frontispiece. Plate Index. Bound without letterpress title. Each plate described in English (recto) and French (verso). "Cockburn, an officer of the Artillery is the author of several books of travel which he illustrated." [see: BRYAN, Vol.I, p.308]. Moderate toning to first few leaves, plates and text generally bright and clean, slight extremity rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt.

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        La scienza della legislazione e gli opuscoli scelti

      per Niccolò Conti,, Firenze, 1820 - Cinque volumi di cm. 21, pp. 2.000 ca. complessive. Ritratto dell'autore inciso all'antiporta del primo volume. Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con filetti in oro e titoli su doppi tasselli. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione con una sola gora limitata al dorso del secondo volume. Buona edizione di questo classico della letteratura storica settecentesca. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Ruth and Boaz

      circa 1820. Watercolor heightened with india ink, repaired tear lower left, small spots of gum arabic lower center, otherwise in good condition, the colors very fresh. 18½ x 25½ inches. This fine Biblical scene is from the Book of Ruth, chapter 2, in which Boaz, owner of the fields being worked, tells Ruth that she is welcome to glean ther (gather what has been left behind) and that she will be safe. Ruth kneels to the ground: "Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, 'Why have I found grace in they eyes that thou shouldst take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?" verse 3. Boaz answers, in effect, that it is because he knows she is an orphan and a stranger that he welcomes her.

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        Carte de l'Hemisphere Austral montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les plus célebres par le Capitaine Jacques Cook

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Benard aus Jean François de La Harpe 1820. 55x55 cm. - Tooley, Antarctica 76 vgl. - Tooley, Australia 335 vgl. - Darstellung in Rund des Südpols (Antarktis) und des Südpolarmeeres mit Australien, Neuseeland, dem südlichen Afrika und dem Süden Südamerikas. Eingezeichnet sind die Routen der Entdecker Cook, Bouvet, Halley, Furneaux, Wallis u.a. bis 1775. In den Kartenecken Auflistungen der "vor kurzem" entdeckten Inseln mit ihren Koordinaten.

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        18th c. Italian Gilt Paper.,

      Italy, 18th century. - A full, unused sheet measuring 15 1/2 x 13. Eight religious figures are printed in gilt on a blue pastepaper ground. In the top row, Joseph (with the Christ child) and Mary are flanked by Jesus and Ecce Homo. Saints Peter, Matthew, Simon, and Sebastian fill the bottom row. Each figure is shown with his traditional iconography. Each is framed by a different archway and border. Some rubbing or flaking of the gilt along the perimeter; but most of the images are quite bright. Horizontal crease where the sheet had been folded in half. Sticky note on back reads "No. 1090 Bertarelli." These beautiful papers were created in Germany and Italy throughout the 18th century, until about 1820. Earlier papers were used as book covers; later, their use extended to endpapers. The papers were printed either by wood blocks or by engraved metal rollers, which covered the paper with sizing or paste. Gold was dusted onto the size; and, when the size dried, superfluous gold was brushed off. For raised gold, the size was thickened with yellow ochre or red lead. Some were colored by daubing or stenciling after gilding. Full, unused sheets are rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Andrew Jackson SIGNED x2 1820 Hand Written Receipt

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Good. Hand written receipt for the making of clothes and the buttons and fabric to make them. It is dated November 23rd, 1820 and is signed twice by Jackson, once on the front and once on the back. Payment was to a John E. Linn. He paid $22.75 for cloths for JJ. Hutchins, Charles and Andrew Jackson Donelson. A.J. Donelson was the future President's adopted son and would be his secretary during his presidency! Signatures are very bold and clear. 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Splitting at a one-time fold in the middle.

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        Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence

      1820. [United States]. Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation; The Constitution of the United States; And the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union, Viz. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, Illinois, Alabama, Maine. Washington: Printed and Published by Gales and Seaton, 1820. [iv], 409 pp. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4"). Recent period-style calf, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, untrimmed edges. Toning, light foxing in a few places. A few tiny ink spots on title page, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * Second edition. With the constitutions of the newly-admitted states of Alabama and Maine and an appendix containing Federal and state amendments enacted between 1808 and 1816. This book is the first compilation of its kind since the ratification of the United States Constitution. The first edition was published in 1819. Later editions were published in 1822 and 1823. OCLC locates 7 copies of the 1820 edition, 2 in law libraries (USC, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3014.

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        Original 19th Century Watercolor of Chinese Tradesman: A Chinese Canister Maker

      British Isles: c. 1820. Fine condition A scarce and charming original early nineteenth century watercolor painting on wove paper. (8.25 x 7.75 inches, 209 x 196 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 small wooden block, a Chinese Canister Maker solders circular sheets of tin with melted lead creating the vessels for tea and other dry goods. On the foreground two iron skillets holding lead are melting over open makeshift flames. Assorted tools of the forger's trade surround the craftsman. 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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        APUNTES HISTORICO CRITICOS PARA ESCRIBIR LA HISTORIA DE LA REVOLUCION DE ESPAÑA DESDE EL AÑO 1820 HA

      - Apuntes histórico - críticos para escribir la historia de la Revolución de España, desde el año 1820 hasta 1823.- Londres, Ricardo Taylor, 1834; 3 tomos en 4º tela, 1º, XXIX-249 pp. 2º, Documentos a los que se hace referencia en los apuntes histórico - críticos sobre la Revolución de España. Tomo I.- Londres, Ricardo Taylor, 1834; VIII-326 pp. - 1 h. 3º Documentos Tomo II.- Londres, Ricardo Taylor, 1834; VI-370 pp. Palau nº 211289. Buen ejemplar de esta obra rara, que sobre la historia de España durante el Trienio Liberal, publicó el Marqués de Miraflores cuando era Embajador en la corte de Londres. Marcas blancas probablemente por sellos lavados.

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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]

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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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        Voyage dans la Grèce, comprenant la description ancienne et moderne de l'Épire, de l'Illyrie grecque, de la Macédoine Cisaxienne, d'une partie de la Triballie, de la Thessalie, de l'Acarnanie, de l'Étolie ancienne. avec des considérations sur l'archéologie, la numismatique, les moeurs, les arts, l'industrie et le commerce des habitants de ses provinces.

      Paris, Firmin Didot père et fils 1820 - Paris, chez Firmin Didot, père et fils, 1820-1821. Couverture rigide. État : Bon. Comprenant la description ancienne et moderne de l'Epire, de Illyrie grecque, de la Macédoine Cisaxienne, d'une partie de la Triballie, de la Thessalie, l'Acarnanie, de l'Etolie ancienne et Epictète, de la Locride Hespérienne, de la Doride, et du Péloponèse; avec des considérations sur l'archéologie, la numismatique, les moeurs, les arts, l'industrie et le commerce des habitants de ces provinces; Par F.C.H.L. Pouqueville, ancien consul général de France près d'Ali, pacha de Janina; correspondant de l'académie royale des inscriptions et Belles lettres de l'institut de France; de l'académie Ionienne de Corcyre; etc. Ouvrage orné de figures, et enrichi de cartes géographiques dressées par M. Barbié du Bocage, de l'institut de France. 5 cartes dont 4 dépliantes (Plan de la presqu'ile de Prévésa, Croquis du territoire de Bouthrinto, Carte de Ianina et ses environs, Carte de la Grèce moderne par Barbié du Bocage). 5 frontispices,c'est-à-dire un portrait d'Ali Pacha et 4 lithographies de costumes par C. de Last d'après les dessins de Mlle Robineau. Un fac-similé d'écriture. 1ére édition. Reliure demi basane rouge . Pièces de titre et de tomaison en relief et encadrés d’un filet d’or. Beau décor à froid au centre du dos. Tranches marbrées. Contre plats marbrés marrons. Légères taches de rousseurs. Format in-8° (21x13). Bon état pour l’ensemble des 5 volumes. Ayant appris le grec moderne lors de sa captivité à Constantinople, l'auteur fut nommé consul, d'abord à Janina auprès du vizir Ali Pacha, puis à Patras où il résida jusqu'en 1817. De retour en France, il publia son Voyage et ne manqua pas une occasion de s'exprimer, surtout par voie de presse, en faveur de l'insurrection grecque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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