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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.

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

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

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

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

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        Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société

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

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

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

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

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

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empir

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

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        L'Amfiteatro a Pompei

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

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

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

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

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

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        ENDLESS AMUSEMENT;

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        A Treatise on Algebra, in Practice and Theory, with Notes and Illustrations; containing a variety of particulars relating to the discoveries and improvements that have been made in this branch of analysis

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Experimental Researches in Electricity

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

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

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

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        A Toopapaoo of a Chief, with a Priest making his offering to the Morai, in Huaheine

      Boydell London:: Boydell,. 1809 (1820).. A view of a chief's raised burial chamber in Huaheine, the Society Islands, published in John Webber's "Views in the South Seas", which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136). London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voy. vol. II Ch. VI. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm.Colored aquatint, with the accompanying text page, very lightly toned o/w very good condition. The letterpress is drawn from the published account of the voyage and the paper is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819.Joppien & Smith 3.146b.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        L'ARTE DE CONNAITRE LES HOMMES PAR LA PHYSIONOMIE [.]. NOUVELLE ÉDITION, CORRIGÉE [.].

      PARIS, DEPÉLAFOL, 1820 - Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte di color avana maculata; ai dorsi, autore, titolo e numero di tomo impressi in oro su due tasselli rosso e verde; filetti e greche in oro agli scomparti; tagli spruzzati di azzurro e sguardie marmorizzate. I volume: occhiello, ritratto dell'autore inciso fuori testo; frontespizio con titolo e vignetta incisa; 418 pagine numerate; 10 tavole fuori testo su 11, rispetto agli indici  manca il ritratto di Diderot, numerose vignette. II volume: occhiello,frontespizio; 236 pagine numerate; 62 tavole fuori testo, oltre a numerose vignette.  III volume: occhiello, frontespizio con vignetta; 292 pagine numerate; 48 tavole fuori testo, oltre a numerose vignette. IV volume: occhiello e frontespizio con vignetta, 316 pagine numerate; 23 tavole fuori testo, di cui dalla 185 alla 190 in sanguigna; le tavole 185  e 185 bis citate in  indice in realtà è una tavola sola con doppia numerazione; vistoso restauro al verso della tavola 182 più volte ripiegata. V volume: occhiello, frontespizio con vignetta; 320 pagine numerate; 60 tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette. VI volume: occhiello,  frontespizio con vignetta,  260 pagine; 84 tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette. VII volume: occhiello, frontespizio con vignetta,  278 pagine numerate; 93 (su 95, mancano la n. 336 e 392) tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette. VIII volume: occhiello, frontespizio; 288 pagine numerate;  62 tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette. IX volume: occhiello, frontespizio con vignetta in sanguigna; 315 pagine numerate; 68 tavole fuori testo (su 67 segnate in indice) incise in sanguigna. X volume:  occhiello, frontespizio; 269 pagine numerate. L'intero volume è dedicato all'indice  dell'opera. In totale 510 tavole fuori testo, oltre alle vignette (su 513 per le segnalate mancanze dovute non a estrapolazione non essendoci segni di effrazione, ma a presumibile dimenticanza del legatore). Sono rappresentate  un totale di circa 2.500 immagini fisiognomiche.  L'opera è una pregevole edizione illustrata dei saggi sulla fisiognomica di Lavater, filosofo e scrittore religioso svizzero, educato nella cultura religiosa szwingliana. Nei testi, l'autore si propone di cogliere, attraverso l'osservazione dei tratti somatici, non solo il carattere degli uomini ma le più sottili peculiarità della loro anima e le malattie cui sono predisposti. Le considerazioni di Lavater riprendono un filone di pensiero molto antico, e lo arricchiscono con una spiccata attenzione all'aspetto religioso e con un'aggiornata cultura filosofica. I Physiognomische Fragmente di Lavater furono impressi la prima volta, in tedesco, a Lipsia e Winthertur fra il 1775 e il 1778, in quattro volumi illustrati. L'opera venne stampata, oltre che in-8°, anche in-4° ma (come riporta il Graesse) con le figure avantilettera. L'impressione, a cura di M. Moreau, è arricchita dalla vita dell'autore nonché da considerazioni sugli scritti riguardanti la fisiognomica di Della Porta, Camper, Gall e altri autori. L'apparato illustrativo, eseguito sotto la direzione del pittore M. Vincent, è in parte derivato da modelli di celebri artisti; altre figure sono silhouettes dalla viva inchiostratura. Le tavole e il testo del vol. IX sono dedicati soprattutto alla comparazione delle fisionomie umane con i musi degli animali. L'ordine delle illustrazioni è elencato in un indice per ciascun tomo.  Esemplare in buono stato  stato conservativo complessivo, sporadiche macchie o fioriture, più accentuate a qualche volume. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Viaggi di Francesco Petrarca in Francia, in Germania ed in Italia descritti.

      Tip. de' Classici Italiani,, Milano, 1820 - Cinque volumi di cm. 21, pp. 1.700 ca. complessive. Solida ed elagnet elegatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi a piccoli mervi con titoli in oro e fregi a secco. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione, interessante. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur l'éducation des chevaux.

      (Moulins, L. Desrosiers, 1820). - Small 4to. 8 pp. Study on the education of horses, submitted and presented to the Agricultural Society of Allier, by Marien de Mareschal, Mayor of Deux-Chaises (France). The author tries to show all the benefits of horse breeding. - Small defetc to edges and somewhat dust-soiled.

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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). First edition thus.. Hardcover. 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.

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        Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country

      1820. The Most Desirable EditionWith Extra PlatesEarliest WatermarksCOMPTON, Thomas. The Northern Cambrian Mountains; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country. Embellished with A Series of Highly Finished Coloured Views, Engraved from Original Drawings, by Messrs. Turner; Compton; Robson; Gandy; Nicholson; Girtin; De Wint; Fielding; and Prout. London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820. Second and Enlarged Edition with an additional nine plates not found in the first edition of 1817. Tall quarto (13 1/8 x 9 1/16 in; 334 x 232 mm). [2, as title and Preface], [38] text ff interleaved with thirty-nine hand colored aquatint plates, 30 watermarked 1816 and nine watermarked 1819, each sandwiched by blank guard leaves. Text watermarked 1819; guard leaves watermarked 1820. Abbey's copy had plates watermarked 1820. Lacks the lithograph found in some copies but not called for.Modern half calf over contemporary marbled boards. Gilt-rolled rules and gilt lettering to spine. A fine copy.The last copy of this, the most desirable, edition to fall under the hammer was in 1992.Prideaux p. 346. Abbey, Scenery 523. Tooley 157. Hardie p. 144.The Plates:1. Pystyll Rhaiadyr2. Bala Lake3. Bwlch-y-Groes4. Pont Fallwyd5. Cader Idris6. Pen Y Cader7. Rhaiadyr Du8. Llyn Y Cau on Cader Idris9. Abermaw10. Harlech Castle11. Rhaiadyr Y Mawddach12. Pistyll Y Cain13. Cwm Maentwrog14. Pont Aberglassllyn15. Aberglassllyn16. Beddgelert17. South View from the summit of Snowdon18. Llyn Gwynant19. Nant Beris20. Snowdon from Nant Lle21. Llanberis Lake22. Rhaiadyr Benglog23. Bangor24. Caernarvon25. Beaumaris Bay26. Nant Francon27. Snowdon from Capel Curig28. Aberconwy29. Conwy Castle30. The Llugwy at Pont Y Pair31. Rhaiadyr Y Wennol32. Bala Lake33. Llangollen34. Llangollen Vale35. Chirk Castle36. Denbigh Castle37. St. Asaph38. Flint Castle39. View near Plynlimmon - Frontispiece (Plate 39)

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        An Inquiry Into Certain Errors Relative to Insanity; and Their Consequences: Physical, Moral, and Civil

      London, Underwood, 1820, 1820. Leather Bound. Very Good. London, Underwood, 1820. ix, [1], 320 p. fold. tab. 22 cm. 8vo. Quarter bound in contemporary calf-skin leather. Corners bound. Gilt-embossed lettering and borders on spine. Marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Slight bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Scuffing to spine. Medical Library bookplate inside front board. Gold seal in upper right corner of title page. Embossed personal library seal in lower right corner. Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages with minor toning.<br><br>A scarce volume by an expert in the field of insanity. A very good copy. Please feel free to view our photographs. Ship daily.

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        Continuation of the Stories of the Old Daniel, or Tales of Wonder & Delight

      London: M. J. Godwin, 1820. full black tooled leather, 4 raised bands, gilt work, frontis, 224pp, following the death of his first wife, william Godwin & his 2 daughters Mary Godwin later Shelley & Fanny Imlay remarried & founded the MJ Godwin publishing house, these collected tales were chosen by Mary Jane, Mary Shelley & others. the edition is unlisted, but this is probably the 5th.. Full-Leather. Good +/No Dj. 110x180mm.

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        TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX THROUGH LONDON

      1820. (Syntax Imitation). ROWLANDSON, Thomas, illus. THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX THROUGH LONDON, or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem. London: J. Johnston, 1820. First edition. 20 colored plates, including an engraved title-page with vignette illustration, by Rowlandson. Octavo. [iii]-iv,[2],319 pp. Bound by Riviere & Son in full blue morocco, gilt- stamped title and decoration in spine compartments, gilt frames and inner dentelles, maroon coated endpapers, a.e.g. Binding show a little light edgewear and one raised band on spine is nicked. Nonetheless, it is a handsome copy, with clean text and plates. This title is one of the many parodies and imitations of William Combe&#39;s very popular series of "Tours" of Doctor Syntax (published respectively in 1812, 1820 and 1821) which were also illustrated by Rowlandson. (Tooley 434).

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        KIMPAEN GAFU

      1820. Good. [EHON] Kawamura BUMPO, artist. KIMPAEN GAFU. Kyoto: Hishiya Magobei, Bunka [zodiacal date corresponding to 1820]. 25 x 17.4 cm. Green covers stamped with octagonal patterning (replaced?), without the title slip. The bibliographical details of this copy correspond to the copy at Mitchell p. 362-3, save for the color of the covers. Sealed as the Mitchell copy throughout. There is occasional mild worming, otherwise the condition is good. The color and printing quality is excellent. A book which suffers as a later printing, this copy is unusually early overall - wonderful printing.

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        The Honourable Sir Henry Russell, Bart, Chief Justice of Bengal

      circa 1820. Mezzotint. In excellent condition apart from some overall light soiling in the margins and a skillfully mended tear in the upper right margin outside the plate mark. Image size: 24 1/4 x 17 7/8 inches. 25 13/16 x 18 1/16 inches. 29 5/16 x 20 5/8 inches. A dramatic portrait of Sir Henry Russell by the renowned orientalist painter George Chinnery. This is a wonderful portrait of Sir Henry Russell by the celebrated English artist George Chinnery. Henry Russell became an esteemed judicator in India where he was noted for his pursuance of justice and equality. Russell earned his unimpeachable reputation when he sentenced an English cadet to death for maliciously burning down a local inhabitant&#39;s hut. In pronouncing his judgment, Russell declared, "the natives are entitled to have their character, property, and lives protected; and as long as they enjoy that privilege from us, they give their affection and allegiance in return&#39;. With this judgment Russell established a precedence in Indian legislation that deemed both Englishman and Indian equal under the law. This commanding portrait was commissioned from Chinnery by the local inhabitants of Calcutta, as a mark of admiration for this remarkable man who saw equality and justice above country and race. Chinnery painted a number of portraits while abroad, such as this one of Sir Russell, but he is best remembered for the large number of landscapes and decorative studies he made of oriental scenes in China and India. He developed a calligraphic style in his rapid sketches of local life that show him to have been one of the most visually perceptive of all European artists who travelled and worked in the East. (DNB) O&#39;Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 1

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        Geraniaceae. The Natural Order of Gerania

      London: Tilling for James Ridgway, 1820-1830. 5 volumes, 8vo. (9 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches). 500 hand-coloured engraved plates by S. Watts after Edwin Dalton Smith, heightened with gum arabic. Contemporary full smooth tan calf, bound by J. Clarke, covers with a gilt triple fillet border, spines with raised bands in six compartments, light green morocco labels in the second and third, the latter with volume number on an inlaid red morocco roundel, the other compartments with overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine set of the first edition of Sweet&#39;s beautiful monograph on the Geranium and practical guide to its cultivation. An invaluable source of information on the numerous varieties of geranium introduced into the gardens of Great Britain, each plate accurately illustrates a single variety, accompanied by a taxonomic description and instructions for its cultivation and care. A horticulturalist, botanist and ornithologist, Sweet was born and raised in Devon, serving his apprenticeship under his half-brother James in the gardens at Ham Green, residence of Richard Bright. He was subsequently gardener to John Julius Angerstein at Woodlands. From 1810 until the mid- 1820s he worked as a nurseryman at Stockwell, Fulham and Chelsea, being elected a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1812. After 1826 he devoted himself almost entirely to botanical publications. Dunthorne p.241; Great Flower Books (1990) p.141; Nissen BBI 1926; Stafleu and Cowan 13.543.

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        Geraniaceæ: The natural order of Gerania. Illustrated by coloured figures and descriptions; comprising the numerous and beautiful mule-varieties cultivated in the gardens of Great Britain, with directions for their treatment, 5 volumes, complete

      London: James Ridgeway, 1820-1830. First edition.. Occasional mild offsetting from a few plates, some age toning to a few of the title pages, slight wear to the original boards, the text and beautiful hand-colored plates are bright and clean without foxing or browning, a tight, very good copy.. Pp. (x), (200), (5, index), (2, errata); (iv), (200), (8, index); (iv), (200), (10, index); (ii), (200), (12, index); (2), (200), (4, index); 500 full-page hand-colored plates, 100 plates per volume, engraved by S. Watts after E.D. Smith, each accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text. Later half green calf with 5 raised bands and black morocco title and volume labels over original marbled boards, lg 8vo. One of the truly great flower books of the early 19th century with superb hand-colored plates. Rare as a complete set; volume 5 is considered the supplement volume and is often not found with this set. See Sitwell - Fine Flower Books, p. 141, Nissen, BBI, p. 178.

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        A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula, Polyanthus, Ranunculus, Tulip, and Other Flowers

      ated fromCopac and page count)- London - Published by the author, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this fantastic and much revered work on flower horticulture. A very rare survival in original publisher&#39;s boards. &#39;Including a dissertation on soils and manures, and containing also a catalogue of the finest and most-esteemed carnations etc that are cultivated by the amateur florist, and exhibited at the different prize-shows round London and other parts of England. To which are added, the rules and regulations of the Islington and Chelsea Florists&#39; societies&#39;. With a lovely hand-coloured frontispiece of &#39;a bizarre carnation&#39;. Dedicated by permission to the Right Honourable Dowager Lady de Clifford. With interestinggarden-themed bookplate to front pastedown. &#39;Sold by Mr Carpenter, Bookseller, Old Bond-Street, Messrs. G. and W. B. Whittaker, Booksellers, Ave Maria Lane; and by the Author, Paddington Green&#39;. This work went throughseveral editions, with additions andadded colour plates. Thomas Hogg was a florist of Paddington Green, Middlesex. Condition: In original publisher&#39;s boards. Externally rubbed with marks, front board detached, wear and slight loss to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, textblock edges dusted andjust a few scattered dust marks and spots within. Overall: FAIR due to fragile nature of original publishers boards, very good internally..

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        Veduta del Castello dell&#39; Acqua Giulia in oggi Porta S. Lorenzo." Porta San Lorenzo (auch Porta Tiburtina), Blick durch den Torbogen auf den Aquädukt der Aqua Julia

      Kupferstich von Luigi Rossini aus der Folge "Le Antichità Romane ossia Raccolta delle piu interessenti Vedute di Roma Antica ..." 1820. 45.5x33.5 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXIX, 75f. - Luigi Rossini (Ravenna 1790 - Rom 1857) studierte an der Akademie in Bologna, bevor er 1814 nach Rom ging, wo er seine Studien fortsetzte und später unter Canova tätig war. Seine frühen Blätter sind von seinem großen Vorgänger Piranesi beeinflußt und erschienen ebenso wie dessen Bilder als Kupferstichfolgen. Die Serie "Le Antichità romane ...", die vornehmlich den aktuellen Zustand der seit Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts ausgegrabenen und restaurierten antiken Monumente zeigt, stieß auf breites Interesse. Sein in über 40 Jahren Tätigkeit als Stecher entstandenes Werk umfaßt fast 1000 Platten, die teils malerisch, teils nüchterner und mehr archäologisch orientiert Veduten aus Rom und Umgebung zeigen.Schöner, kräftiger Abdruck auf starkem Papier.

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        The Huntingdon Peerage

      London - Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Bell&#39;s work on the history and restoration of the earldom of Huntingdon. First Edition. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece and one engraved portrait plate. Contains a fold-out genealogical table. &#39;Comprising a detailed account of the evidence and proceedings connected with the recent restoration of the earldom; together with the report of the Attorney-General on that occasion&#39;. &#39;To which is prefixed a genealogical and biographical history of the illustrious House of Hastings, including a memoir of the present earl and his family&#39;. Henry Nugent Bell (17921822) was an Irish genealogist. Bell followed the profession of a legal antiquary, and, in order to obtain a recognised status, entered himself at the Inner Temple, 17 Nov. 1818. In the same year he acquired considerable distinction by his successful advocacy of the claim of Mr. Hastings to the long-dormant earldom of Huntingdon; the estates, however, were legally invested in the Earl of Moira&#39;s family. Bell published a detailed account of the proceedings in The Huntingdon Peerage, and the narrative of his various adventures, which are given at length, displays a suspicious luxuriance of imagination not altogether in keeping with what professed to be a grave genealogical treatise. To the unsold copies a new title- page was affixed in 1821, with a genealogical table and additional portraits. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound, rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered light foxing prominent to the last few pages and the plates. Stain to fore-edge. Copperplate ink signature to first blank. Slight tear to the paper of the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Troller&#39;s Guide, A New And Complete Practical Treatise On The Art Of Trolling Or Fishing For Jack And Pike, Illustrated With Numerous Cuts Of Books, Baits, Tackle, &c To which is added the best method of baiting and laying lines for large eels

      London: Carpenter & Son, 1820. First Edition. Fine condition / Fine condition dust jacket. Engraved frontispiece and numerous text engravings. Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards with a red leather spine label stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner&#39;s leather bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Image on request.

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        Lehrbuch der Baukunst zum Gebrauche der k. k. Ingenieurs- Akademie

      Wien, A. Strauß 1820 (-1825). Text- und Tafelbd. kl.-4°. u. 2°. 2 Bll., 196 S. 2 Bll., S. 197-354. 1 Bll. u. 15 Tab. Mit 27 doppelblattgr. Kupfertaf. HLdr. Bde. d. Zt. Rückenbezug m. kl. Fehlstellen. Flieg. Vorsatzbl. des Textbandes mit kl. Eckabschn. Textbd. etw. stockfleckig. Tafelbd. stockfleckig u. tlw wasserrandig.

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson

      London - G. Walker, J. Akerman, E. Edwards et al, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of &#39; The Works of Samuel Johnson&#39; with &#39;an Essay on his Life and Genius&#39;. Includes a frontispiece to the first Volume. An Essay on the Life and Genius of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. was written by Arthur Murphy (27 December 1727 18 June 1805), also known by the pseudonym Charles Ranger, and published in 1792. The work serves as a biography of Samuel Johnson and an introduction to his works included in the volume. Murphy also wrote a biography for Henry Fielding in a 1762 edition of his Works and a biography for David Garrick, the Life of David Garrick, in 1801. Samuel Johnson (September 1709 - 7 September] 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history. Volume one being his &#39;Life and Poems&#39;, Volume two, &#39;Philological Tracts&#39;. Volume three, &#39;Adventurer and Rasselas&#39;. Volume five and six being the second and third part of &#39;The Rambler&#39;. Volume seven contains Johnson&#39;s series of essays named &#39;The Idler&#39;. Volumeeight contains &#39;Essays, Tracts, and Journey&#39;. Volumes nine, ten and eleven contain the completeset of &#39;Lives of the Poets&#39; and Volume ten is a collection of &#39;Miscellanious Pieces&#39;. Contained within are Volumes I, II, III, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XIandXII of 12 Volumes. Only Volume IV is missing. New Edition. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, in smart condition with just some minor marks. Some shelfwear to the top and tail of the spineand three instances of ink markings to thegilt lettering. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generallyclean with some occasional light spots. Some dusting to the text block edges which has carried onto the margins. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Archaeologia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Volume I

      Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1820. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 436 pp., printed by William Manning for the Society. Bound later in life in brown quarter leather with seven blind embossed bands and light brown paper covered boards. Discreet ink discard stamp from the Utica Public Library in each volume from the. Fourteen plates, all intact, of which seven are folding, including a large map of Ohio, on which the majoirty of this volume concentrates. Photographs gladly provided.

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        LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820. 2 volumes. Early printing featuring the Stothard illustrations. Embellished with engravings from designs by Thomas Stothard. Large 8vo, bound and signed by Birdsall in three-quarter red morocco over cloth covered boards, gilt ruling to the borders of the binding at the covers, the spines lettered in gilt and with raised bands and fine tooling and designed gilt-work within compartments separated by raised bands, top edges gilt. xcii, 429 : v, 415 pp. A fine copy. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SET IN EXEMPLARY CONDITION. IN A HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED BINDING BY BIRDSALL. THE STOTHARD PLATES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY HIGHLY REGARDED. &#147;Defoe...disclosed a genius for devising a tale of adventure...(the influence of which has) not yet dissipated, for much of science fiction is basically Crusoe&#146;s island changed to a planet. At least equally relevant...is the figure of the lonely human being subduing the pitiless forces of nature; going back to nature, indeed, and portraying the &#145;noble savage&#146; in a way that made the book required reading for Rousseau&#146;s Emile. ROBINSON CRUSOE has long since been more widely read...in versions...for young people...(there is) the footprint in the sand, Man Friday, the threatening savages, and the endless ingenuity and contrivance that make the hero&#146;s island life tolerbable.&#148; PMM &#147;It breathes throughout a spirit of piety and benevolence; it sets in a vey striking light the importance of the mechanic arts...it fixes in the mind a lively idea of the horrors of solitude, and, consequently, of the sweets of social life, and of the blessings we derive from conversation and mutual aid; and it shows how by labouring with one&#146; s own hands, one may secure independence...&#148; Beattie Stothard&#146;s engravings are probably the most famous ever included in any edition of ROBINSON CRUSOE.

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        ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND

      1820.

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