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        [Still-life of Flowers in a Basket, on a Shelf with two books] Trente-deuxième Cahier de Fleurs. Desinées d'apès Nature, par Prevost le Jeune, et Gravées par A.P. Teillard

      Paris: Jean, [no date but circa 1820]. Stipple engraving, printed in brown, coloured by hand, by A.P. Teillard. 16 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches. A charming image from the greatest era of French botanical illustration. This carefully composed composition shows a basket full of roses, lilac, carnations and daisies placed on a mantle-shelf. Beside are a number of rose buds which are prevented from falling from the shelf by the combined weight of two leatherbound books, one a volume from the works of Voltaire. Cf. Dunthorne p. 229; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p. 127; cf. Nissen BBI 1568; cf. Pritzel 7332; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8319.

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        Military Duties, Occurances & &c

      [c.1820]. first edition. One of the Scarcest of All 19th Century Color-Plate Books"The Rarest Alken Item" (Abbey)Only One Copy At Auction Since 1974Only One Copy in Institutional HoldingsALKEN, Henry. Military Duties, Occurances &c. &c. [aka Marine And Military Views]. [London]: Thomas McLean 26 Haymarket, [n.d., c. 1820]. First edition (variant) of "the rarest Alken item" (Abbey); an astonishingly scarce volume. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 in; 260 x 175 mm). Forty-three (of fifty-six) hand-colored etched plates inlaid within a window cut from a leaf of gray paper with an elaborately engraved border surrounding the print. Title and captions in manuscript. Image size: 3 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches (113 x 79 mm) for etchings 1-40; 3 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches (91 x 147 mm), etchings 41-56.Contemporary full emerald-green straight-grain morocco. Blind-tooled border within French fillets. Central panel with gilt ruled borders and ornamented corners. All edges gilt. Chemised within a quarter morocco slipcase. The missing plates have long ago been neatly removed, or have fallen out (due to brittle glue), from their frames. The remaining plates are as clean and fresh as one could hope for. Some rubbing, front hinge starting. Otherwise an excellent copy of one of the scarcest of all 19th century color-plate books.Only one copy has come to auction within the last thirty-five years; it, too, incomplete. OCLC/KVK note only one copy in institutional holdings, at Yale; it is, apparently the only complete copy to be recorded, presumably the same copy noted by Abbey as being sold in 1907. The only other copy to come under Abbey's notice was incomplete. This, then, is only the fourth copy to be recorded.This copy is the variant noted by Abbey (#349) of Alken's Marine And Military Views: A Collection of of Interesting Subjects of Marine Views, Military Parade, Hunting, Coursing, Racing &c &c .“The rarest Alken item: unknown to Siltzer, Slater and Schwerdt. Two other copies only can be traced: one, in the possession of D.C. Colman, Esq., and the second a sale room record for December 1907…According to the sale record the date of the book is 1830, but it would appear highly probable that it was considerably earlier, for the following reasons: spelling of the publisher’s name as McLane and not McLean places it before 1830, and the few plates that portray actual historical incidents all bear on the Russian campaign against Napoleon. Further, by 1830 the work of Alken was devoted to sporting subjects only. A reasonable guess at the correct date is more likely than 1822 or 1823, and probably even before 1820” (Abbey).Abbey notes of the second copy that "the title, however, is a variant [as here], giving the artist's name, and with a title more in consonance with the lettering on the spine, as follows: Military Duties / Occurances &c &c / By / Henry Alken / Collected and Published / by / Thomas McLane / 26 / Haymarket." In the copy under notice, the publisher is spelled "McLean," not McLane."The copy sold in 1907 was given the following description in the sale catalogue: 'Alken, H. Military duties, Occurances etc., 56 coloured etchings, inlaid with titles in MSS. So few copes were issued that it was not considered worth while by the publishers to have a title printed.' (Book Auction Records, Dec. 1907)" (Abbey).The Plates (as numbered by Abbey):1. Salute3. The Muster4. The General's Tent5. Relief6. The Barrack Yard7. Flying Artillery8. The Forelorn Hope9. An Ambuscade10. The Ferry12. A Tatar Camp14. Baggage15. Death of Ponitawski17. Fording a River20. A Bovouac22. Dispute23. Vidette24. Skirmish25. The Spy26. The Out Post27. Truce29. The March31. Refreshment32. Mamalukes33. American Bushmen34. The Stable36. Retreat37. Plunder38. Russian Couriers39. Circassian Prisoners40. Death of the Young Count Platoff.41. - 56 (lacking 3). Untitled, as noted by Abbey.Lacks Abbey's #2 (The Call); #11 (The Gazette); #13 (Guerilla Party); #16 (Halt); #18 (The Action); #19 (Punishment); #21 (Storming the Entrenchments); # 28 (Prisoners); #30 (The Last Duty); and #35 (Humanity). The three plates lacking from #41-#56 are unknown; they were not issued with title.Abbey, Life 349. Index to British Military Costume Prints 1500-1914, 41. Bobbins, The Exotic and the Beautiful, 341.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        History of the Indian Archipelago. Containing an Account of the Manners, Arts, Languages, Religions, Institutions, and Commerce of its Inhabitants ... with Maps and Engravings - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      Edinburgh : Archibald Constable & Co. , 1820. 1st Edition. Subjects; Subject: Malay Archipelago - History - Description and travel. Asian / Middle Eastern history. India. Phillipines. Austronesian languages. Physical desc. : 3 v. , 35 plates, [1] fold. Leaf : ill. , map ; 22 cm. Assoc. Reference; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 22742. Uninked, inpressed inst. Stamp to the title. Original full polished speckled calf, very good. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased; very impressively finished. Gilt cross-bands with the title and volume indications blocked direct.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Principles of political economy : considered with a view to their practical application

      London: John Murray, Albermarle-Street, 1820. First Edition. Paper-covered Boards. First edition, with the rare 4-page publisher's catalog, dated April 1820, tipped in at the front. 8vo: vi, 601, [1]pp. "London: Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-yard, Temple-bar." on the colophon and title-page verso, as called for. Bound in the original publisher's drab blue paper-covered boards, uncut and largely unopened, with brown paper spine and remnants of the original printed label still legible. Internally, fresh and bright with only occasionally spotting, the original spine largely perished but restored sensitively by an expert conservationist, the boards somewhat stained and bumped but thoroughly original, the hinges reinforced. Provenance: small owner's book label, probably contemporary, partly effaced, reading T ? Cobb. Preserved in an attractive clamshell case with a leather spine label gilt. An unsophisticated copy of a truly rare, important, and desirable book, a cornerstone of economic thought and a major influence on other scientific endeavors, including the principles of evolution developed by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace. OCLC Number: 2007966. The title of Malthus's final major work is "something of a misnomer, as the book was conceived as a series of tracts rather than a comprehensive and systematic treatise. . . . The Principles had only a limited impact at the time, and was severely criticized by J. R. McCulloch and [David] Ricardo; the latter prepared extensive critical notes. But more recently it has received greater recognition, largely as a result of the comments by J. M. Keynes in the 1930s. Keynes argued that Malthus's theory of effective demand provided a scientific explanation of unemployment, and that the hundred-year domination of Ricardo over Malthus had been a disaster for the progress of economics. Keynes believed that if economics had followed Malthus instead of being constrained by Ricardo in an artificial groove, the world would be a much wiser and richer place." (ODNB)

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        PROMETHEUS UNBOUND: A Lyrical Drama

      London: C[harles] and J[ames] Ollier, 1820. First edition. Near Fine. Second issue with "Miscellaneous" spelled correctly on the contents page. In a beautiful 19th century full morocco binding by Riviere, bound with half-title, but without final advertisement leaf. Minor wear along the spine and light scattered foxing to the pages. The author's powerful adaptation of the Prometheus myth, written in four acts, but not intended for the stage. Also included are several other important poetical works such as "Ode to the West Wind," "The Cloud" and "To a Skylark," among others. Shelley was one of the most famous English Romantic poets and became extremely influential among the following generations of English poets and dramatists. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, by Way of Simplon: Illustrated with thirty six coloured views of the most striking scenes. engraved from designs by J. and J. Lory

      London: R. Ackermann, 1820 [but 1826]. 4to., (10 x 7 inches). Without publisher's catalogue at end. Engraved frontispiece map by H. Frost (lightly browned and offset onto title-page as usual). 36 hand-coloured aquatint views after J. and J. Lory. Modern half green morocco gilt, top edges gilt. Provenance: With the leather library labels of William Foyle (1885-1963), bookseller, on the front paste-down, his sale 12th July 2000. First edition in English, later issue with only 20 plates dated 1820, and two of those watermarked 1825, three plates dates 1826 and others either undated, or dated variously 1823-1825. These spectacularly beautiful plates are of views along celebrated route from Geneva to Milan, and include images of Geneva, Sion, Brieg, Simplon, Algaby, Lake Maggiore, Gondo, Isola Bella, Crevola, Sesto, Lake Como, and Milan. Lonchamp 1850; Tooley 446. From the distinguished library of William Foyle. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        THE FALL OF JERUSALEM: A DRAMATIC POEM

      London: John Murray, 1820. New Edition" (published in the same year as the first printing). Hardcover. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). 4 p.l., 167, [1] pp. "New Edition" (published in the same year as the first printing). Attractive contemporary crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt covers with wide gilt dentelles comprising closely spaced palmettes, flat spine in gilt compartments formed by three thin rules and decorated in Romantic style with scrolling foliate cornerpieces and with charming floral centerpiece incorporating morocco onlaid circle, turn-ins with gilt decoration echoing the outer dentelles, all edges gilt. WITH A VERY FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF MONK SOHAM IN SUFFOLK. Title page with the signature of E. A. Majendie, dated May 1839. Corners quite worn, spine ends very slightly chipped, joints rather flaked, spine somewhat darkened, a few marks on front board, but the binding still quite solid, with bright covers. Narrow, faint dampstain along fore edge throughout (probably related to the process of painting), first half of the text with variable foxing, but no major problems internally, with the leaves still fresh and with ample margins. The dramatic epic our volume contains tells of the catastrophic destruction of the second Jewish temple, taking as its theme the siege of rebellious Jerusalem, which fell to the Roman forces in the year 70. An ordained minister who became dean of St. Paul's, Milman (1791-1868) is best known for his scholarly achievements. He translated Sanskrit poetry, and he wrote several important works of religious history, including a "History of the Jews" and a "History of Christianity under the Empire," both of which approached their subject matter with historical precision and rational detachment, thereby causing alarm among his fellow clergymen. By 1855, however, when Milman published his masterwork, "The History of Latin Christianity down to the Death of Pope Nicholas V," the scholarly world had grown more sophisticated, and his book was received with acclaim. The lovely fore-edge painting on the present volume shows the main street of the village of Monk Soham in the early 19th century, looking very appealing with its plain but substantial homes, smoke curling out of two of the chimneys. There is a good deal of detail, including a number of figures frequenting the street, and there can be no doubting the painter's general ability to create a scene that looks realistic. The artist successfully uses an off-center vanishing point to draw in the viewer and create depth, and he is adept at suggesting a cloudy but bright sky. With a very careful brush, he has created convincing three-dimensional details on every structure, even those farthest from the viewer. The series of dwellings on either side of the street lead us toward the background, where we see the massive Medieval west tower of Saint Peter's church, built in the 13th century. The town received its name from the foundation of a monastery there by Saint Felix in the seventh century. The painting appears to be from the 19th century (the hand that identifies the scene in manuscript at the front appears to be from ca. 1850).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        A View of the Cove and Part of Sydney. New South Wales. Taken from Dawes Battery

      London:: R. Ackermann,. 1820.. Very good condition. This large print is the most important of the twelve views drawn to accompany his book "An Historical Account of New South Wales and Its Dependent Settlements; In Illustration of Twelve Views, Engraved by W. Preston, a Convict; from Drawings taken on the Spot, by Captain Wallis of the Forth-Sixth Regiment...", published in London by Ackerman in 1821. Although Wallis claimed the drawings as his own on the title page, the purchase of the original sketch album by the Mitchell Library in 2011 shows conclusively that the drawings were by the convict artist Joseph Lycett . The engraver Preston was also transported to Australia. The folklore surrounding this important work indicates that he engraved the views on the sheet-copper from the hulls of ships, as none other was available in New South Wales at the time. & & Wallis arrived with the 46th regiment, on the same ship which brought Joseph Lycett as a convict. Both Preston and Lycett were prisoners under Wallis in Newcastle where Wallis ran the penal settlement between 1816 and 1818. Lycett was to receive fame, and a pardon, for his famous work "Views of Australia". Engraved by W. Preston from an Original Drawing by Capt. Wallis 46th Regt. London Pubd. Septr. 1, 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 10 Strand. Copper engraving with later hand-color, image 56x 38 cms, with generous margins. & & "Wallis's book has a most important position in a collection of Australian plate books. It is the first book of general landscape views of early New South Wales, representing the first great celebration of the progress of the colony made under the civilising rule of Governor Macquarie and, indeed, of Wallis himself. It is also the first plate book, properly so called, to consist entirely of plates engraved in the colony by a colonial engraver". (Wantrup) Ferguson 842; Wantrup 217a.

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

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

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        A Picturesque Tour of Italy, from Drawings Made in 1816-1817

      London: John Murray. 1820. First Edition. Hardcover. Full dark brown leather with elaborate decorations on the covers and spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Sixty-three engraved plates by John Pye, George Cooke, George Hollis, J. Landseer and others. Heavy wear to corners and edges, rodent damage to upper half of spine partially affecting corner of the pages, two bookplates on front pastedown endpaper, one of which was removed. Stain affecting the upper half of the last few pages, scattered foxing and offsetting throughout. A solid copy despite defects and remarkably with all the plates in fairly nice condition. ; Quarto .

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        Travels through Portugal and Spain, during the Peninsula War, by William Graham. Together with: Observations on the State of Religion and Literature in Spain, made during a Journey through the Peninsula in 1819, by Bowring

      Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1820., 1820. Small 4to.; pp. iv, 88 and 16. Travels through Portugal and Spain complete with a folding map, 2 folding engravings and 5 other engravings on 4 plates. Bound in recent green half calf with gilt titles to spine and marbled boards. Some 25 leaves have been added at the end to give the book a more appealing thickness. Some foxing to plates. A lovely copy. Voyages and Travels, No. 2, Vol. III. First-hand report of the campaigns of the 7-year war, by Robert Graham, a gentleman connected with the Commissioner of the British Army in Spain.

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        Tales of the Imagination

      1820. first edition. By The Actual "Obscure But Remarkable Author"[LESTER, Elizabeth B. ]. [Erroneously attributed to Mrs. Ross]. Tales of the Imagination. By the Author of The Bachelor and the Married Man, The Physioignomist, and Hesitation…In Three Volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. First edition. Three twelvemo volumes (6 13/16 x 4 in; 173 x 103 mm). [4. blank], [2], 227, [5, blank]; [4, blank], [2], 261, [5, blank]; [4, blank], [2], 252, [4, blank] pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt ruled bands. Gilt lettered compartments. Marbled edges. Bookplates of the Loyal Alyth Public Library to the front paste down endpaper to each volumes as well that library's inked stamp to first few leaves. Small, later 19th century blank library label to the upper compartment of each volume dulled with age to a near match with aged darkened spines. A very good set of a difficult to find title.Volume I: Genius. Volumes II & III: Enthusiasm.This book was, up until quite recently, attributed to Mrs. Ross, the "obscure but remarkable author " (Feminist Companion to Literature in English, pp 922-23) of thirteen anonymously written, respected novels of the Romantic Movement. which produced "an influential generation of women writers, including M. Wollstonecraft, D. Wordsworth, M. Shelley and the Bronte sisters (Oxford Companion to English Literature, p. 843). Recent research, however, has firmly established that six of these thirteen novels, each possessing a "confident-seeming literary style, and broad evangelical emphasis" (Garside) were, in fact, written by Mrs. Elizabeth B. Lester, of whom, alas, little is known.An extremely rare book with only eight copies located in OCLC and KVK, no auction records, and scarce in the marketplace.Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1820: 45. Wolff 5974 (sub Ross). Garside, Mrs. Ross and Elizabeth B. Lester: New Atributions, Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text 2 (June 1998).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Topographisk-Statistisk Beskrivelse over Kongeriget Norge. Første Deel-Sjette Deel.

      Chra., Trykt hos Chr. Grøndahl.. . 1820-35. 8vo. Noe senere skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd, tittelfelter i rødt og grønt skinn, enkel ryggforgylling og marmorerte dekler. (4), 689, (1) ; (2), 900 ; (6), 571 ; (12), 962 ; (6), 790 ; (8), 624 s. Med foldede tabeller.. Nissen s. 82. Proveniens : Hjalmar Pettersen. Jens Edvard Kraft (1784-1853), jurist men mer kjent som topografisk-historisk forfatter. "Ved sin Norgesbeskrivelse gjorde K. i stor monn arbeid som hørte inn under rikets ennu ikke oprettede Statistiske Centralbyrå". NBL. VII s. 609. Materien noe gulplettet

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        Dictionnaire Historique et Critique de Pierre Bayle. Nouvelle Edition

      Paris: Desoer. 1820. Nouvelle Edition, augmentee de notes extraites de Chaufepie, Joly, La Monnoie, L.-J. Leclerc, Leduchat, Prosper Marchand, etc etc. 16 volumes. Tome Premiere: [iv] (half-title, title), vi (Avant Propos), xxx (Discours preliminaire de la onzieme edition), [ii] (errata), 554 (last blank), [2] (publisher's adverts); a page-stub follows the title-page but it is unclear if anything has been removed - the text seems complete. The final volume contains the prefaces to the earlier editions, a life of Bayle and an index. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards, spines richly gilt, raised bands; edges and endpapers marbled (binder's label of Frank Kerslake, Coventry St, London). Some foxing, but generally a nice clean set. Owner's name in all volumes (on binder's preliminary blank) and his pencilled index on a rear blank page in a few volumes. Most volumes have had a bookplate removed from the front endpaper, but on most this is scarcely noticeable and on the others only a little more so. The corners a little rubbed, as is the surface of the paper on the boards, but a very nice set - un tres bon examplaire. [THIS PRICE INCLUDES ECONOMY AIR POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD] .

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        THE CYCLOPAEDIA; OR, UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE (PLATES: VOLUME VI--ANCIENT AND MODERN ATLAS)

      Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, 1820. First American Edition. Half Leather. Very Good binding. Quarto. The maps have been collated against the index: there are 60 folding, or double-page maps (lacking only 1--the map of The United States), 1 single cartographic "plate" and 10 engraved portraits of American statesmen; the "plate" and the portraits are not called for in the index; backed in leather with corners and marbled paper over boards, the book has been tastefully rebacked with most of the original backstrip mounted; the maps are generally toned and foxed, a few more so than others, but are attractive nonetheless; the engraved portraits are similarly toned, a few more so than others; the general index to the Cyclopaedia is included in this volume; digital images can be made available upon request. (Evans 9234). Very Good binding.

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        Wallis's New Game exhibiting a Voyage round The World

      London,: John Wallis, nd., c., 1820.. Folding canvas-backed handcoloured engraved game, in original blind-stamped cloth slipcase with gilt title vignette; in very good original condition; lacks rule book. Very decorative bi-hemispherical race game of a voyage around the world, with Port Jackson and Van Diemen's Land as ports of call. It is indeed rare to find games that mention Australia from this early period. Wallis was one of the main publishers of games of the period.Not in Goodfellow; not in Whitehouse.

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        PLEASURES OF HOPE WITH OTHER POEMS

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and for Stirling and Slade, Edinburgh, 1820. "A New Edition." 7 by 4 inches, bound in black crushed Morocco with extra gilt, top and bottom edges gilt, FORE-EDGE PAINTED with a view of Edinburgh taken from the southeast, from the hill beyond St. Anthony's Chapel (according to a lightly penciled note on verso of front free endpaper). Gilt inner dentelles. Edges partially gauffered. Obviously rebound, but I don't know by whom or when. What might (or might not) be the remnant of a tiny binder's ticket ...could have been a bookstore sticker, too. Four engravings, all beautiful, all drawn by R. Westall and engraved on steel by C. Heath. A very few spots of light foxing, and a flaw that looks as though it might have been caused by a ribbon marker "bleeding." Pages generally very good. The fore-edge painting is quite crisp and clear. The binding is bright and flawless. Lovely book.. Leather. Very Nearly Fine. Fore-edge Painting.

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        Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde. Band 14: Australien

      Prag, 1820.. Neue unveränderte Auflage. Mit 1 gr. gefalt. Kupferkarte von Australien (leicht feuchtfleckig), 17 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Tabelle. 588 S. Umschlag d. Zt. Ferguson I, 791. - Unbeschnitten. Umschlag etwas gebrauchsspurig. Es fehlen 2 Karten. 2 Textblätter verklebt.

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        FLORA BOREALI-AMERICANA, SISTENS CARACTERES PLANTARUM QUAS IN AMERICA SEPTENTRIONALI

      Paris. 1820.. Two volumes. x,330; 340pp. plus fifty-one engraved plates. Half titles. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Ex-lib. with unobtrusive blindstamps, contents bit tanned, else very good. Andre Michaux came to America in 1785 to collect information on American trees which might be valuable to the French government. With the help of his son, François Andre, Michaux established a nursery and travelled extensively throughout the United States until 1796. In 1801 he published a work on American oaks, followed in 1803 by the present work, the most detailed study of American trees then issued. Although the titlepage is dated 1820, this issue is identical to that of 1803 but with a cancel titlepage, and the present issue is scarcer than its predecessor. The engraved plates were executed by P.J. Redouté, while the text was largely the work of the elder Michaux, with some assistance from his son and Louis Claude Richard, whom Asa Gray credited with the "sagacious observations, and the elegant terse and highly characteristic specific phrases of this work." An important work of American natural history. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 5958. SABIN 48690. MEISEL III, p.364.

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        Cyclopaedia of Arts, Sciences and Literature. 4 volume set

      London: Longman. Worn covers. Spines missing. Bindings generally tight. Pages generally clean and bright with occasional light foxing. Suitable for research restoration or breaking. 1820. Reprint. Leather cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: 540 engraved plates. [152 missing] :: The full collation is as follows: 540 plates present. 152 missing: Vol I  (Agriculture - Algebra-Analysis-Anatomy-Architecture-Artillery-Astronomy (Fergusons eclipsareon and globes,Constellations, Davis's quadrant, Eltons quadrant, Newtons Quadrant;Mayers and Bordas Circle, Troughton reflecting circle; Mendozas circle, Ramsdens circle; Herschels Fort Fett reflecting Telescope) 187 present, 29 missing. Vol II (Basso Relievo - Bleaching-Block machinery- Roman Camp -Circumvallation-Castrametation- Cannon-Canteens-CAsting-Chemistry- Clouds-Compostion-Conics-Cotton Manufacture-Cycloid- Dialling (Scientific Dials) Docks in London-Drawing-Drawing Instruments-Electricity (Priestleys Battery)CondensersAbbe Nollet's Dr Watsons's Mr Wilsons; Mr Hawksnee's, Dr van Marum, Mr Beccaris, Mr Nairnes, Mr Cuthbertsons machines- Engines- Early English Engraving- Fortification- Furnaces- Bark beds and pits -Geography-Geometry - Gunnery - Heraldry-Horology (missing)): 160 present, 50 missing. Vol III (Hydraulics - Hydrostatics-Iron manufacture- Furnace- Lamps- Masonry- Mechanics- Military Manoeuvres-Mill Work-Miscellany- Monograms - Music - Naval Architecture - fold out diagrams): 166 present, 18 missing. Vol IV (Navigation-Organ-Painting-Papermill- Perspective- PLanetary Machines- Planing- Plated Manufacture - Pneumatics - Pottery - Press - Projection - Proportional compasses- Scenography- Sculpture-Shadow- Ships-Shorthand-Steam engines-Stereography-Stereotomy- Sugarmill-Surverying-Telegraph- Trigonometry -Waterwheels-Waterworks-Weaving-Wiremill-Woolen Manufacture-Worsted manufacture-Writing by Cipher-Cypher writing): 127 present, 54 missing .

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        Shakspeares verk, utgifna af Georg Scheutz.

      I-(II). Sthlm, G. Scheutz, 1820-25. 8:o. (2),201,(1 blank),1-180,(2),1-155,IV,(1) + 179,(1 blank),1-246,1-158 s. Två ngt nötta, men trevliga samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar, gröna titeletiketter och gula snitt. Ryggarna och övre delarna av de främre pärmarna blekta. Bra inlagor som är ovanligt rena och tryckta på bättre papper. I första bandet ett litet hål med förlust av pagineringen på s. 87 i den andra pagineringsföljden och i det andra bandets sista arbete en liten solkfläck i texten från s. 156 till slutet. Med H. J. Faxes namnteckning och en dedikation, "Till fru biskopinnan Faxe allerödmjukast af öfversättaren".. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 232, 233, 216 och 230. Allt som utkom av denna samling. Utan prenumerantförteckningen. Innehåller "De muntra fruarna i Windsor", "Som ni behagar", "Köpmannen i Venedig", "Trettondagsafton eller Hvad ni vill", "Antonius och Cleopatra" och "Konung Richard den andre". "Köpmannen i Venedig" översatt av Georg Scheutz, övriga teaterstycken av Johan Henrik Thomander. Något serietitelblad tycks inte ha utförts till den andra delen

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        SELECT FABLES;

      Newcastle: Printed by S. Hodgson, for Emerson Charnley, and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1820. Some wear to corners, all quite striking, contents clean, woodcuts crisp. First edition Imperial 8vo. xl, 332p. Illustrated with wood cuts on every page of text. Bound circa1850 in the bindery of the American Bible Society in NY in an elaborated period binding of red morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the covers with overall dense gilt borders and central designs of flowers and trailing vines, sympathetically rebacked & "The publisher, on announcing this work, says, 'This is a truly curious and interesting book, containing many of the earliest and most successful efforts of Mr. Bewick's great and powerful genius, even including the identical block of "The Old Hound," which obtained for him, in 1775, the premium from the Society of Arts, when he was only twenty-two years of age..." (Hugo 428).& "With the publication of the 'Select Fables' it had become manifest that there had arisen an engraver who, to singular technical dexterity, added an unexampled appreciation of the qualities and limitations of wood as a medium for the reproduction of designs. It was also clear that, besides being an engraver, he was, in his own way, an artist of remarkable capacity as a faithful interpreter of animal life, and a genuine humorist of a sub-Hogarthian type." (DNB)& Hugo 248; Gumuchian 613; Osborne I, 7; Lowndes 168.

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        The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London - Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely illustrated edition of Don Quixote in a smart decorative binding that would be a beautiful addition to any library. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. With Twentyillustrations from Designs by Richard Westall. Complete inFour Volumes. With engraved title pages. With The Life of the Author, Extracted from Don Gregario Mayan's and Siscar's Life of Cervantesin Volume One. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild rubbing and edge wear. The front hinge of volume four is cracked and the rear hinge is just starting, and there is slight loss to the rear board. Internally the pages are generally bright with intermittent light foxing. Overall the condition is very good..

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        An Examination of some Questions connected with Games of Chance (read March 21. 1820.)

      Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1820. First printing. Disbound paper. Quarto, (225 x 284mm), pp.153-177of Vol.9 of the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh First printing of Babbage's famous paper on probability in which he analyses the mathematics of the martingale system of betting. This pamphlet shows Babbage exploring the same territory- the mathematics of probabiity - that enabled him to build his groundbreaking calculating machine (generally accepted as the forerunner to the computer) years later

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        Principles of Political Economy considered with a view to their practical application

      London: John Murray,, 1820. Octavo. Uncut and largely unopened in the original drab paper-backed blue boards, printed paper spine label. Housed in a brown cloth flat-back solander box. 8pp. catalogue of Ogle, Duncan, and Co inserted at beginning. Two small areas of surface wear to lower joint, old shelf-mark or price carefully erased from foot of spine, an exceptional copy, fine and very largely unopened. First edition. The book was conceived as a series of tracts rather than a comprehensive and systematic treatise, though Malthus published it to establish his own position against that of Ricardo, with whom he had been having an ongoing debate about the nature of labour, demand and profit. "In his 'Principles of Political Economy', Malthus was proposing investment in public work and private luxury as a means of increasing effective demand, and hence as a palliative to economic distress. The nation, he thought, must balance the power to produce and the will to consume" (DSB). "The Principles had only a limited impact at the time, and was severely criticized by J. R. McCulloch and Ricardo; the latter prepared extensive critical notes. But more recently it has received greater recognition, largely as a result of the comments by J. M. Keynes in the 1930s. Keynes argued that Malthus's theory of effective demand provided a scientific explanation of unemployment, and that the hundred-year domination of Ricardo over Malthus had been a disaster for the progress of economics. Keynes believed that if economics had followed Malthus instead of being constrained by Ricardo in an artificial groove, the world would be a much wiser and richer place" (ODNB).

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        Route of Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Nightingall , K. C. B. Overland from India in a Series of Letters from Captain Hanson

      London: T. Baker , 1820. FIRST EDITION. Book measures 9 x 6 inches. Weight 900grams.Pagination complete, viii+[2]284pp+errata, frontis folding map.Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, leather title label, gilt lines. Binding in excellent condition, with strong hinge joints. Internally, text block holding firm, no loose pages, no writing/marking, edge of map where it meets title page bound slightly to tight, ( i.e can't see edge of map ). Pages in very good clean condition throughout.Excellent copy. A68. First Edition. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        The Arabian Nights Entertainments. Consisting on 1001 Stories Told by the Sultaness of the Indies...containing a Familiar Account of the Customs, Manners, and Rekigion of the Eastern Nations, the Tartars, Persians, Indians Etc. Embellished with 70+ Plates

      Philadelphia; W. A. Leary [C. 1820], 1820. 1st Edition in this form. Description; pp. 346 & 294 with 46 pages of publisher's ads to the rear. 2 volumes issued and bound as 1. Finely bound in modern gilt-blocked buckram over marble boards. Gilt-tooled boards. Preliminary and terminal pages slightly browned and creased as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and other Poems

      London: Taylor And Hessey. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of the monuments of English poetry. A beautiful copy in contemporary boards with a very distinguished provenance. "Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, published by Taylor and Hessey in 1820, established John Keats's poetic reputation both in his own time and for generations to follow... While claims are frequently made for the fineness of his earlier poems, felt to have a life-enhancing or, more recently, politically radical 'vulgarity,' it is the 1820 volume that displays Keats's poetic genius. Simply to list the volume's contents in their order of appearance is to recognize the achievement it represents: 'Lamia,' 'Isabella,' 'The Eve of St. Agnes,' 'Ode to a Nightingale,' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn,' 'Ode to Psyche, 'Fancy,' 'Ode (Bards of Passion and of Mirth),' 'Lines on the Mermaid Tavern,' ' Robin Hood,' 'To Autumn,' 'Ode on Melancholy,' and 'Hyperion: A Fragment.'" (Michael O'Neill, Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era). Provenance: With neat ownership signature (dated 1833) of J. Milnes Gaskell (1810-1873), M.P. (1832-68) and first Lord of the Treasury (1841-46). Given by Gaskell to his son, Charles George Milnes Gaskell (1842-1919), noted English lawyer and M.P., with his handsome armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Later owned by the legendary American book collector A. Edward Newton (1863-1940), with his bookplate, and acquired by his friend and noted Boswell scholar Chauncey Brewster Tinker (1876-1963), with his bookplate. Finally owned by Ray Slater Murphy, celebrated art and book collector, with his handsome bookplate designed by Rockwell Kent on front free endpaper. London: Taylor And Hessey, 1820. Small octavo, early half-morocco over contemporary drab boards; custom morocco solander box. Complete with half-title and ad leaf. Scuffing to binding, chip at top of spine. Text very clean with a few light pencil marks in margins. An exceptional copy.

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        Veduta del Pantheon di Agrippa, oggi Chiesa di S. Maria ad Martyres." Pantheon von der Piazza della Rotonda aus

      Kupferstich von Luigi Rossini aus der Folge "Le Antichità Romane ossia Raccolta delle piu interessenti Vedute di Roma Antica ..." 1820. 47x65 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXIX, 75f. - Eindrucksvolle, große Darstellung mit Personenstaffage und Brunnen im Vordergrund. - 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 Monastery. A Romance

      Edinburgh: printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1820 First edition. Three volumes. Bound in the original publisher paper boards, printed paper spine labels, complete with half-titles and fly-titles. A good set; spines chipped with some shallow loss, volume I lacking spine label, front cover of volume I partially detached, hinges otherwise tight and secure. Overall a clean and attractive set housed in a custom case with quarter navy morocco spines with gilt decorations and titles, each volume with its own folding chemise. Scarce in the original boards.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        A Visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817; with notes, taken during a tour through Le Perche, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou, Le Bocage, Touraine, Orleanois, and the environs of Paris

      London: printed by W. Lewis for Thomas M'Lean, 1820 [title watermarked 1818; two plates watermarked 1820]. Octavo. (8 x 5 inches). 15 plates (consisting of: 12 hand-coloured aquatints, 1 hand-coloured etching, 1 uncoloured line engraving, all by J. Clark after Fellowes, 1 uncoloured vignette plate by Clark). Later olive morocco, covers panelled in gilt, one panel decorated with a repeat pattern made up from stylised leaves and acorns, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt centering on a small flower-spray tool, gilt turn-ins, red morocco pastedowns, red watered-silk free endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine copy of this popular and beautifully-produced work illustrated with colour plates A charming work, with excellent plates and informative and well- written text. The present copy is well presented in a binding which probably dates to about 1915: the small leaf tool on the covers suggest the influence of Cobden Sanderson, but it is probably American. The contents show a variation from from the Abbey copy: in the Abbey copy an india paper vignette is mounted on p.75: here the vignette is a separate plate. Cf. Abbey Travel I, 86; cf. Tooley 212

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        The monastery : A romance / By the author of 'Waverley' - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      Edinburgh : printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London; and for Archibald Constable and Co., and John Ballantyne, Bookseller to the King, Edinburgh, 1820. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 3 v. ([4], [1], 2-58, [1], 60-76, [3], 80-331, [1] p.; [4], 333, [3] p.; [4], 351, [1] p.) ; 12°. Notes: Signatures: V. 1: pi² A-N¹² O6 P4; v. 2: pi² A-O¹²; v. 3: pi² A-O¹² P6 Q². "In three volumes"--t.p. The final page of vols. 1 & 3 and the last 3 pages of vol. 2 are blank. In volume 1, pages [1]-58 contain the 'Introductory Epistle' signed by 'Cuthbert Clutterbuck'; pages [59]-76 the 'Answer' by 'the author of Waverly'. Page [77] is the fly-title, and pages [79]-331 the text. In some copies (such as this) of vol. 1, page 226, last line, the word "attention" is altered to "attentoin" these two states appear in both the first and second editions. In some copies (such as this) of vol. 1, page 263 is misnumbered 268. --cf. Todd and Bowden. In vol. 2, chapter numbers on pages 26 and 63 both read 'II', and those for 89 and 123 read 'III' all subsequent chapter numbers are short by two. The only Scott publication where John Ballantyne used "bookseller to the King" in the title imprint, cf. Todd and Bowden. Colophon: Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne & Co. ('and Co.' in vols. 2-3.). Subject: Scotland - History - 16th century - Fiction. Referenced by: Worthington, 9. Todd and Bowden, 144Aa. Provenance; bookplate of Lieut. Gen. Sir John Hope. Very good copies all in the original half calf over plain boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with ruled cross bands and the title and volume indicators blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Picturesque Views of American Scenery: Engraved by Hill. From drawings by Joshua Shaw, Landscape Painter. No. 1 [wrapper title]

      Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1820. Folio. (22 x 15 inches). 7 handcolored engraved plates, engraved by Hill after Shaw. 7 leaves of text (Introduction and leaf of explanation for each plate). Original lettered wrappers, verso of the front wrapper and the recto and verso of the rear wrapper list books imported or published by Carey & Son. Housed in a modern quarter morocco backed box. The complete first part of the rarest American colour plate book. Joshua Shaw was a noted English landscape painter who came to the United States in 1817. He conceived the idea of a published series of American views, which he executed over the next few years, and which were published in Philadelphia as a series of twenty plates titled Picturesque Views of American Scenery. In his introduction to Picturesque Views, Shaw emphatically declared that "in no other quarter of the globe are the majesty and loveliness of nature more strikingly conspicuous than in America." Yet he was baffled by the fact that few artists on either side of the Atlantic regarded American scenery as a subject of painterly merit. Shaw set about the task of converting the general public to the aesthetic concept of the picturesque. He intended to travel "through the different states, for the purpose of taking on the spot, the best and most popular Views ... in the course of his tour, he will visit nearly every State in the Union." Shaw envisioned publishing his sketches as a series of some 36 scenic prints and "occasional vignettes," to be issued in six numbers by subscription. The Philadelphia publisher Thomas Moses first undertook the ambitious project in 1819 but relinquished control to Mathew Carey the following year. For lack of subscribers, Shaw's work ceased production after the third number. Yet the compellingly poetic elements that typified his work, the breathtaking amplitude of his vistas and the evocative counterpoint of shadow and light, left an indelible mark on the depiction of nature in American art. The work is very rare: of the thirteen sets in American institutions, only nine are complete. Only two complete copies have appeared on the market in the last thirty-five years. The present part is from the 1820 second issue published by Mathew Carey. The plates (with accompanying text leaves) are as follow: 1) [Titlepage] 2) Washington's Sepulchre Mount Vernon 3) Jones' Falls Near Baltimore 4) View Near the Falls of Schuylkill 5) View Above the Falls of Schuylkill 6) View of the Spot where Gen. Ross Fell Near Baltimore 7) Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi Deák 315; Fielding 644662; Howes S345; Koke, Checklist of John Hill 3756; Reese, Stamped with a National Character 5; Stauffer 1343; Stokes III:567; Sabin 79935.

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        Des Capitains James Cook Beschreibung seiner Reise um die Welt

      Wien & Krems,: B. Ph. Bauer, 1820.. Three volumes, duodecimo, each with folding frontispiece; almost pristine in the original printed blue wrappers, manuscript shelf-marks to spines, advertisements for Campe's "Merkw¸rdiger Reisebeschreibungen", in a simple modern slipcase. Very rare, particularly in such remarkable original condition: a children's version of Cook's third voyage. The attractive plates depict respectively canoes off the coast of Tahiti, the interior of a house in Unalaska, and "Summer and Winter" dwellings of Kamchatka.'Cook's Third Voyage for children. Translated by J.H. Campe and retold in dialogue between a father and children named Ferdinand, Antoinette, Jacobine, and Wilhelm' (Forbes). Joachim Campe (1746-1818) was a prolific writer for children, producing a vast array of works mainly concerned with disseminating information about voyages of discovery. Von Schutz was a Romantic writer and playwright, translator of Casanova into German, and general man of letters.The wrappers are not only charming but also quite interesting for the detailed advertisements for Campe's "collection of remarkable voyages", which at the time of printing included some twelve volumes including, as no. 12, de Lesseps' account of La PÈrouse, as well as Byron, Carteret, Wallis, and Cook's first two voyages.The only set recorded by both Beddie and Forbes is in the Mitchell Library.Beddie, 91; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 510.

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        A COMPLETE GENEALOGICAL, HISTORICAL, CHRONOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL ATLAS.1820

      Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son. Very Good with no dust jacket. Sept. 1, 1820.. 2nd american edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; A complete genealogical, historical, chronological and geographical atlas.1820. 13" x 18". Orig. 1/4 morocco & bds; rubbed & worn, some blistering & minor dampstaining. With 71 double page hand-colored engraved maps. Internally generally clean and VG. This is Lavoisne's second American edition folio atlas "carefully revised and corrected" by C. Gros and J. Aspin. Published by M. Carey and Sons, and printed by T. H. Palmer "on the Ruthven Press, and on J. & T. Gilpin's Machine Paper." The atlas is complete and contains 28 double-page maps, plus scores of detailed and colorful tables, chronological and historical, on 71 plates. The maps are listed below. World in hemispheres; Ancient World; Ancient World of Noah (2" centerfold separation in center) ; Canaan & Egypt (two single-page maps) ; Ancient Greece; Roman Empire; Incursion of the Barbarians. Europe 1820; England, Scotland & Ireland; England & Wales; Scotland; Ireland; France; France...Treaty of 1815 with Netherlands, Switzerland and part of Italy; Spain & Portugal; Germany; Kingdom of Netherlands; Italy; Poland; Russia; Denmark (single page) ; Sweden (single page) ; Turkey in Europe (single page) ; Turkey in Asia (single page) ; Asia; China; Hindoostan or India; Africa; North America (single page) ; South America with the Conquests of Pizarro (single page). The United States map, by John Melish, provides a detailed view of the Missouri River and the headwaters of the Columbia River based on information from Lewis and Clark's expedition. The new state of Missouri is shown with a straight western border. Michigan Territory includes the eastern part of present-day Wisconsin, which is still a part of the North West Territory. The large Arkansas Territory takes in most of present-day Oklahoma. Texas is a part of Mexico. One of the most interesting features of the map is the river system in the West, near the Highest Peak, where the headwaters of several major rivers all originate within a few miles of one another - Red River of California (Colorado) , Multnomah (Willamette) , Rio del Norte (Rio Grande) , Arkansaw (Arkansas) Territory and others and the Platte. Hardbound, original boards with half calf. Title page, introduction, contents, maps and tables. Overall maps are in good to near fine condition in original color and all called for are present. .

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        Nuova Collezione di Vedute di Roma. Antiche e moderne con alcune in Pianta, Alzato, e Sezione e le migliore Statue in piccolo, che si trovano nelle Galerie, Chiese, Musei e Piazze

      Rom, Piale [ca. 1820].. qu.-kl.-4°. Mit gest. Tit. m. Vign., gefalt. Kupferkarte, gefalt., gest. Plan u. 52 Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Kap. lädiert, tlw. stockfleckig. Die Taf. zeigen Veduten, Monumente, Medaillons.

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        LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE

      1820. 1. DEFOE,DANIEL. LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE. London: Printed by T. Cadell & W. Davies 1820. 4to (7 x 10"), 2 volumes, v.1 xcii [1] 2-429, v.2 v [1] - 415. Original full calf bound by Reviere with gilt rules on covers and extensive gilt tooling on spines in compartments, gilt dentelles, top edges gilt, inconspicous professional strengthening of joints, a near Fine set with the most minimum of spotting. Illustrated by Thomas Stothard with 48 exquisite copper engraved plates which includes a complete second set of plates on India paper before lettering. Volume one has a fascinating 92 page essay on Defoe and his works done for this edition. Although first published earlier with Stothard's engravings, the publisher notes: "the engravings were executed so inadequately to the present state of the arts it is no wonder the Public shewed little sense of their extraordinary merit. Now at length entire justice has been done to the genius of the celebrated painter who conceived them" (p.lxv). Considered one of the best illustrated editions of this classic, rare with the extra suite of plates.

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        Ivanhoe; A Romance. In Three Volumes

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co, 1820. First Edition. Three demi octavo volumes (18.5cm); early tree calf (first half of 19th century), rebacked with calf, original spines laid down; xxxiii, [1]-298; [1]-327; [1-3], 4-371+3pp publisher's ads. Half-titles present following title pages; "Advertisement" leaf in volume I.; three pages of terminal ads in volume III. Board edges lightly scuffed; old paper reinforcements to hinges; board corners squared and strengthened. Engraved armorial bookplate of "Lampson" to front pastedown of each volume. Texts fresh and complete; a sound, Very Good set. & & [STILL NEED TO CHECK POINTS OF ISSUE - BIBLIOGRAPHY ON ORDER 12/27] First State of text, with pages 151-158 repeated in volume 1; "toilsome" on p.xv of Preface; [&c.]. A Scott high-spot in an attractive contemporary binding. The bookplates likely those of Sir George Curtis Lampson, 1st Baronet (1806-1885), American-born British financier, fur trader, and early promoter of the trans-Atlantic cable.

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [2], xcii, 429pp, [1] and Volume Two - v, [1], 415pp, [1]. Later full straight grain morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume number to third, remaining panels with single fillet border and an inner double fillet frame, covers with triple fillet border, gilt rule to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. Spines very slightly faded, very minor rubbing to extremities, internally some very minor browning and occasional light spotting, generally quite bright and clean. Complete with twenty plates engraved by Heath after Stothard. Binding was for Southerans. Lowndes 614. Reprint. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Heath, Charles After Stothard, Thomas. 8vo.

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        Ivanhoe; A Romance. By the Author of “Waverley”

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable 1820. . First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, bound without the half titles and the advertisements at the end of volume III. One gathering slightly proud in volume I, some foxing. Contemporary salmon half calf, marbled sides with some rubbing, gilt banded spines with compartments containing a blind stamped pattern, morocco labels, speckled edges, some light marks. Todd & Bowden 140Aa.

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        Ivanhoe

      Edinburgh - Archibald, Constable and Co., 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound early edition Ivanhoe, a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott published in 1820, and set in 12th-century England. With a dedicatory epistle tothe Rev. Dr. Dryasdust, F. A. S. to front of volume one by Laurence Templeton, dated 1817. Second edition. In three volumes complete. Ivanhoe is sometimes credited for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed Scott had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages, while Carlyle and Ruskin made similar claims to Scott's overwhelming influence over the revival based primarily on the publication of this novel. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Previous owner's ink inscription to title of volume three. Condition: Handsomely rebound in quarter morocco with cloth covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only odd spotting, mostly to first and last few pages and slight handling marks. Volume two has no title page, half title present. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        IVANHOE

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable, 1820. As issued by the publisher original grey boards & paper spines ,worn & chipped, paper title labels all totaly original . First editions second printing , scarce. . First Edition. Original Boards . Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Vanessa Parker Rare Books]
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        The Abbot

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London and for Archibald Constable and Company and John Ballantyne, Edinburgh. 1820, First Edition, first issue in three volumes, full leather binding, gilding to spine and cover, 6?3/4 x 4?1/4. Marbled inside covers, book plate to Pitt Skipton.Volume I: 3 blank pages, Title page, 4 pages Introductory Epistle numbered II-IV, half title, 345 pages vol. I numbered 4 ? 348, 3 blank end pages. Condition Good/Very GoodVolume II: 3 blank pages, Title page, Half title, 348 pages vol. II, 3 blank end pages. Condition Good/Very goodVolume III: 3 blank pages, Title page, Half title, 364 pages vol. III, advertisement, 3 blank end pages. Condition Good/Very good

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        (John) The Bruce; or, the Metrical History of Robert I. King of Scots. Published from a Manuscript dated m.cccc.lxxxix. With Notes, and a Memoir of the Life of the Author.

      Printed at Edinburgh [by James Ballantyne and Co.], 1820 . with, as issued Henry the Minstrel. Wallace; or, the Life and Acts of Sir William Wallace, of Ellerslie. Published from a Manuscript dated m.cccc.lxxxviii. With Notes, and Preliminary Remarks. Edinburgh..., 1820 first editions thus, one of 250 copies, 2 Vols., 4to., general titles, specific titles with vignettes, list of subscribers (at 6 guineas); contemp. pale tan calf, spines gilt with tan and olive green morocco labels, slightly rubbed, very good Geddie Middle Scots Poets pp.65 & 145. Well edited by Dr. John Jamieson (author of the Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language), and a pair of works recommended by Scott to his friends. Volume ii concludes with a glossary to both works, and an impressive list of subscribers. This copy has the armorial bookplates of Lord Napier, for whom it was presumably bound: there are gilt coronets to the spines. "It is with The Bruce of Barbour that Scottish vernacular literature, as a distinctive national product, first begins to take shape.... [It] portrays the triumph of a splendid struggle for independent nationality...; and if not entitled to rank as a great national epic by virtue of qualities essentially poetic, it yet celebrates the daring and victorious career of a national hero in a manner not unworthy of the stirring theme.... ...Harry [Henry the Minstrel] may be ranked next to Henryson. As a mere metrical achievement the poem is a great advance on Barbour's Bruce; and although Harry is not usually classed as a Chaucerian, there can be no doubt that he shared, directly or indirectly, in the Chaucerian influence." (Henderson)

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        Miscellaneous poems

      Archibald Constable & Co. and Hurst Robinson & Co. pr. by James Ballantyne Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., and Hurst, Robinson, & Co. (pr. by James Ballantyne), 1820. 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.. 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.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        LA MINERVE, Vaisseau Aerien Destine aux Decouvertes, et propose a toutes les Academies de l'Europe; par le Physicien Robertson, Ci-devant Professeur a l'Ecole centrale du departement de l'Ourte, de la Societe Galvanique, de celle d'Emulation de

      Liege, et de celle pour l'Encouragement des Sciences et Arts de Hambourg. Seconde édition, revue et corrigée. 1820. 8vo, 190 x 125 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, woodcut title vignette, 4 woodcut illustrations printed on 3 pages, 1 large folding plate of the Minerve, plus at the end 1 extra folding plate (probably a facsimile) of a fantasy flying machine which seems to come from an Italian work, pages 36, (4), bound in modern half calf over cloth sides, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, contrasting gilt lettered labels, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Corners and hinges very slightly rubbed, front inner paper hinge cracked, 2 very small repairs to edge of front endpaper, slightly foxed throughout, mostly light, the folding plate is faintly foxed at the edges, there is a small light stain at the top outer corner, a tiny piece missing from the lower corner and a very short closed edge tear at the inner edge (repaired on reverse), the unnumbered illustrated pages at the end are very faintly foxed at the edges, otherwise a very good copy. Étienne-Gaspard Robert (1763-1837) was a famous Belgian stage magician pioneering projection techniques for phantasmagoria shows, at the same time pursuing an academic career as professor of physics at Liege, specialising in optics. He also had vast experience with balloons - he was Commandant des Aerostiers during the war, serving under General Jourdain in Belgium and Holland in 1803/4, providing valuable observations on the enemy troops and movements from tethered and untethered balloon observing stations; he is also regarded by some as the inventor of the parachute. There was nothing about the balloon described in this pamphlet that would have worked, and Robertson knew it, intending his work to be more of caricature of existing attempts in flight than as a science fiction creation. The balloon was to have been one of the biggest ever designed with a 150 foot diameter for a load of 161,000 lbs including 60 scientists, plus some ladies who have their own quarters, and it was to be fitted out with a library, church, exercise area, chemistry laboratory, music room, food and wine storage, kitchen, the only place where a fire is allowed, etc. It is also provided with a small ship underneath for sea landings. The first edition which is extremely scarce was first published in Vienne, France in 1804. This is mentioned on the title page and see Tissandier, Bibliographie Aeronautique page 33. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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