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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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      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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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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      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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      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.

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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.

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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.

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        Versuch Einer Systematischen Uebersicht der Heilquellen des Russischen Reichs. [Attempt of a Systematic Review of the Mineral Springs of the Russian Empire]

      Saint Petersburg: Kayserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1820 Book. Near Fine. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. St. Petersburg: Kayserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1820. First Edition. Octavo. xviii, 338, [2] pp. With eleven folding hand colored maps including one large map of the Russian Empire. Period brown gilt tooled half calf with marbled boards. Rebacked in period style using original boards. A near fine copy. A rare work with only 15 copies found in Worldcat. First edition of this "for Russia meaningful work" (ADB), of the first systematic survey of spas in tsarist Russia. The eleven maps, which were most probably engraved after Julius Klaproth (1783-1835) by Carl Mar show all spas of the Russian Empire, with special maps of lake Baikal, Caucasus, Urals, Siberia, Caspian region and others. Alexander Nicolaus v. Scherer (in Russian Alexander Ivanovich) was a Russian chemist of German origin, member of Russian Science Academy since 1815. The author of the first original chemistry textbook, published in Russian ('Rukovodstvo k prepodavaniiu khimii', 1808). Founder and first director of Saint Petersburg Pharmaceutical Society (1818). Actively promoted the progressive 'oxygen' theory of Antoine Lavoisier and significantly contributed in the development of Russian chemistry nomenclature. Graduated from Jena University in 1794 and worked in Germany for several years. In 1803 returned to Russia and worked as a professor in Dorpat University, later, as a professor of chemistry in Medical Surgery Academy, Mining Cadet Corps and other educational institutions in Saint Petersburg. Also he a member of Copenhagen and Erfurt Science Academies, scientific societies of Berlin, Gottingen, Erfurt, Brussels, Paris, Leipzig and others. Created numerous scientific works regarding chemistry, pharmacology and mineralogy. In 1819-22 published in Saint Petersburg chemist magazine "Allgemeine nordische Annalen der Chemie." Russian Brokhaus Encyclopaedia; Russian Biographic Dictionary/ed. Polovtsov; Catalogue of Russian National library..

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        A Journal of Voyages and Travels in the Interiour of North America, Between the 47th and 58th Degrees of North Latitude, Extending from Montreal Nearly to the Pacific Ocean

      Andover: Flagg and Gould, 1820. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good. Period full calf over boards, title "Harmon's Journal" stamped in gilt onto red spine label, 8vo (8-1/8 inches tall) pp. [xxiv], 432, portrait frontispiece. Binding well worn and rubbed, top of joints starting, eratta and folding map lacking (map provided in photocopy); p.o. name and date [1834] in ink and pencil erasure ffep, some pages noted with penciled page numbers at foot, leaf 39/40 with a piece missing at foot - not affecting text, first few pages are loosening and held by a thread, front and rear endpapers with one small hole each, dampstain and light soil within. Housed in a custom chemise and morroco backed slipcase. A good copy of this famous and poorly made publication. Harmon's fame is due mostly to this excellent journal of the fur trade, kept for almost two decades. "This account was edited by Daniel Haskell, and some of it probably written by him under Harmon's dictation." Streeter, 3692. The Preface is signed [in print only] by Haskell. Ref. Howes, H205; Wagner-Camp 17; Sabin, 30404; Peel, 71.

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      Philadelphia: M. Carey & Sons (Vol. I); H.C. Carey & I. Lea (Vols. II & III), [1820-]1821-1823[-1824].. Three volumes. "To Subscribers" leaf in second volume. 106 handcolored engraved plates (two folding), including some partially printed in colors and finished by hand, from drawings by the author, by Cornelius Tiebout (29), G.B. Ellis (32), F. Kearney (23), J. Boyd (7), J. Drayton (6), C. Goodman (6), Jacob J. Plocher (2), and J.L. Frederick (1). Half titles Quarto. Expertly bound to style in three-quarter red morocco over contemporary blue sugar paper-covered boards, spines gilt. Some expert repairs to marginal tears. Very good. An important American flora, "magnificently illustrated" (DAB) with "plates [that] are clear, soft and lovely" (Bennett). The work includes the first successful use of stipple engraving in the United States. This set includes the rare "To Subscribers" leaf in the second volume. In addition to its significance as a botanical work, Barton's FLORA... is also one of the most important early color plate books produced entirely in the United States. "The plates were made by [amongst others] Cornelius Tiebout, the first really skilled engraver born in the United States, although he trained in London for two years in the 1790s to perfect his technique" - Reese. Barton states in the advertisement to the first volume that some of the "plates are printed in color, and are afterwards colored by hand. It is confidently believed by the author, that they will be found the most successful attempts at imitation by sound engraving, of the French style, yet made in this country." He goes on to note that the method of color printing was the result of "repeated experiments" owing "to the impossibility of obtaining information as to the manner of coloring abroad." The text gives details of each species, its Latin binomial, common name, and class and order according to the Linnean system, followed by interesting information about the history of the discovery of the species and details about its geographical range. BM (NH) I, p.105. BENNETT, p.9 (incorrect plate count). DUNTHORNE 26. NISSEN (BBI) 84. MacPHAIL, BENJAMIN SMITH BARTON AND WILLIAM CRILLON BARTON 19. MEISEL III, p.385. PRITZEL 446. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 11. SABIN 3858. STAFLEU & COWAN 236.

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        A Flora of North America. Illustrated by coloured figures, drawn from nature

      Philadelphia: vol.I: M. Carey & Sons; vol.II & III: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, [1820-]1821-1823[-1824]. 3 volumes, quarto. (10 9/16 x 8 5/16 inches). Half-titles in each volume. To Subscribers leaf in vol.II. 106 hand- coloured engraved plates (two folding), including some partially printed in colours and finished by hand, from drawings by the author, by Cornelius Tiebout (29), G.B. Ellis (32), F. Kearney (23), J. Boyd (7), J. Drayton (6), C. Goodman (6), Jacob J. Plocher (2) and J.L. Frederick (1). (one folding plate partially backed along fold). Contemporary three quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. An important American flora, "magnificently illustrated" (DAB) with "Plates [that] are clear, soft and lovely" (Bennett). The work includes the first successful use of stipple- engraving in the United States. This set includes the rare 'To Subscribers' leaf in Volume II. In addition to its significance as a botanical work, Barton's Flora is also one of the most important early colour-plate books entirely produced in the United States. "The plates were made by [amongst others] Cornelius Tiebout, the first skilled engraver born in the United States, although he trained in London for two years in the 1790's to perfect his technique." (Reese, Stamped with a National Character p. 40). Barton states in the advertisement to the first volume that some of the "plates are printed in colour, and are afterwards coloured by hand. It is confidently believed by the author, that they will be found the most successful attempts at imitation by sound engraving, of the French style, yet made in this country." He goes on to note that the method of colour printing was the result of "repeated experiments" owing "to the impossibility of obtaining information as to the manner of colouring abroad." The text gives details of each species, its Latin binomial, common name, and class and order according to the Linnaean system, followed by interesting information about the history of the discovery of the species and details about its geographical range. BM(NH) I, p.105; Bennett p. 9 (incorrect plate count); Dunthorne 26; Nissen BBI 84; MacPhail Benjamin Smith Barton and William Crillon Barton 19; Meisel III, p.385; Pritzel 446; Reese Stamped with a National Character 11; Sabin 3858; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 236.

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        [Roman Costumes; Drawn from nature by Pinelli and C.Hullmandel: on Stone by C.Hullmandel]

      London: C.Hullmandel for Rodwell & Martin, 1820 [plates watermarked 1817]. Folio. (11 5/8 x 17 inches). Lithographed throughout. 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates, drawn on stone and printed and coloured by J.Hullmandel (5 after his own drawings, 19 after Pinelli). (Lacks the lithographed title). Period half blue moire cloth over marbled paper covered boards, original morocco label on the upper cover (later white ink manuscript titling to spine, front hinge cracked). A coloured copy of this very rare incunable from the dawn of lithography as an art, in Great Britain. Printed, lithographed, and in five cases from original drawings by "the man... who did more than any other to establish lithography in England" (Abbey). The present work appears to be the first substantial book to be printed entirely by Charles Hullmandel (his earlier Twenty-four views of Italy [1818] includes a varying number of plates printed by Moser & Harris). It is very rare and was unknown to Abbey. Hullmandel appears to have begun the publication on his own, presumably in an attempt to build on the success of his earlier work, and using the highly fashionable Pinelli's etchings as his models. Hullmandel was born in Mayfair on 15 June 1789 to a German father and French mother. "After training as an artist, he went abroad for a time, and it was apparently on his return journey ... that he first met Senefelder and became interested in lithography, at first only as a means of publishing his own sketches ... Hullmandel went to Moser and Harris for the printing of these early drawings, with the result ... that he determined 'to have a press and materials of my own', which he set up in his lodgings at 51 Great Marlborough Street" (Abbey Travel I, p.148). He printed a number of individual views and small groups of prints, and then in 1820 produced the present work. In 1823 a second substantial work appeared "in which the sketches, and not just the drawing on stone, are by Hullmandel himself, Views of the South of Germany, the Tyrol and Italy… from sketches by C. Hullmandel. Realizing that to succeed he must thoroughly understand the chemical basis of the process, Hullmandel studied under Farrday... Amateurs and artists gathered round to learn the use of the press, and No.51 became practically a school of lithography. Soon Hullmandel had the artists Ward, Westall, Lane, and particularly Harding, working for him… while in 1821 Théodore Géricault… did a series for him, Various subjects drawn from Life and on Stone (Abbey Travel I.p.149). His subsequent influence on his contemporaries in the field of lithography was enormous, and his technical achievements vital to the establishment of the lithograph as a medium through which great art could be achieved. Colas 2382; Lipperheide Ja 20 (calling for 23 plates).

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        The North American Review and Miscellaneous Journal Vol X-XXVII

      Boston: Cummings and Hilliard , 1820. Price of this item has been temporarily reduced. Volumes 10 -37 of the North American Review from the years 1820-1833. Missing volume 28. Total of 27 volumes. This is an exceptional set of books. One Quarter Leather bound books. Leather spines, leather on the corners. The front and rear boards are black buckram with leather on all the corners. All books are uniformly bound. All the books are tightly bound and square. The spines on all the books are complete with only one volume showing light chipping at the top of the volume. This is the cream of the crop of my collection of these books. Ex library books with usual library notations, stamps, etc, but the body of the books is very clean. The book pages range from nearly no foxing to moderate and heavy foxing, with most volumes having a moderate amount of foxing. All of the books are tightly bound and square. Sold ONLY AS A SET. I have other volumes of the series, but this is the most exceptional looking volumes. This set is missing volume #28. All books are first editions - NO reprints of any sort. The North American Review and Miscellaneous Journal is one of the oldest literary journal published in the United States. This set is a treasure trove of historical information. This is a very nice looking set of books. THE PRICE OF THIS SET IS NEGOTIABLE. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Collectible Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The history of England, from the invasion of Julius Caesar, to the revolution in 1688 / by David Hume to which is prefixed a short account of his life [volumes 2 - 8]

      London : Printed for Richardson & Co...., 1820. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 7v. ; 22cm. Volumes 2 - 8 only. Subjects: England -- History. Summary: The History of England (1754–61) is David Hume's great work on England's history which was written in installments while he was serving as librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was first published in six volumes in 1754, 1756, 1759, and 1761. More a category of books than a single work, Hume's History spanned "from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688" and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the standard history of England until Thomas Macaulay's The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with gilt-crossed bands. Wear to some title labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. General surface marks as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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      London: R. Ackermann, 1820. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Issue. ONE OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES. Hardcover. A Portion of Heaven Fallen Down to Earth,"One of 50 on Large Paper, Beautifully Colored. 422 x 324 mm (16 5/8 x 12 3/4"). sheets 407 x 318 mm. (16 x 12 1/2"). xiv, [ii], 178 pp. Translated from the German by John Black. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Issue. ONE OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES. Excellent contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards by Charles Hering (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), newly rebacked and recornered to style by Courtland Benson, wide raised bands and panels attractively gilt in scrolling designs, gilt titling, all edges gilt. 24 HAND-COLORED PLATES OF THE RHINE (plus one folding map), taken from the drawings of Christian Georg Schütz and engraved by Sutherland, Havell, and Bartlett. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of "R G V"; front free endpaper with evidence of bookplate removal. Abbey "Travel" I, 217; Tooley 234. Offsetting onto tissue guards (indicating that they have done their job), one tissue guard missing (but no offsetting onto text in this case), isolated trivial thumbing, foxing, or rust spots, but A FINE AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE COPY, the beautifully restored binding unworn, the text and plates with only the most minor imperfections, and the margins of this special copy remarkably broad. This is one of Ackermann's major color plate books and apparently the first in his "Picturesque Tours" series, others of which explore the Seine, the Ganges, and the Thames. The book describes a trip down the Rhine on that part of the river generally considered most romantic and charming. The account contains not only topographical descriptions, but considerable historical information and details of popular traditions. The tone is frankly advocative, the book being written "with a view chiefly to the information of travellers of cultivated minds who may be induced to visit this interesting portion of Germany." The main appeal of the book for us today, of course, resides in the book's spacious and richly colored plates. The irresistibly scenic views seem to justify the book's claim that the region depicted is "a portion of heaven fallen down to earth." Our plates are early impressions, and, as in other contexts, size matters here: the sheets in our volume are 407 mm. tall, appreciably larger than most of the copies seen in auction records, which measure, on average, approximately 330 mm. (Abbey's untrimmed copy measured 425 mm., and a Large Paper Copy sold at Sotheby's in 2007 had sheets 402 mm. tall.) As the limitation would indicate, copies on Large Paper are very uncommonly seen, and our copy is beautiful, with especially well-preserved text and plates and an exceedingly handsome replica spine.

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        A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:

      London, R. Ackermann,, 1820. With Illustrations of the scenes, remarkable events, and of popular traditions. Embellished with twenty-four highly finished and coloured engravings, from the drawings of M. Schuetz; and accompanied by a map. Translated from the German by John Black. Quarto (360 × 300 mm). Finely bound in green half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London, raised bands, spine gilt, buckram boards. 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates and large folding map with colour highlights. Light marginal spotting to a few plates and leaves, small repair to the margin on the Biebrich plate, minor offset from plates, else a very good copy. First edition, with plates watermarked 1816–1820. In this copy the Mentz plate is dated October 1819 and the Biebrich plate is dated Septr. 1819. With the list of subscribers.

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        A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne: With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions -Translated from the German by John Black

      London: R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, 1820. (ACKERMANN, R., PUBLISHER) First edition, early issue, with the plates unnumbered. Folio (13 1/4 x 11 in.). 24 hand-colored aquatint plates after M. Schuetz, 1 map. xiv, [2], [1]-178 pp. Contemporary polished calf, spine gilt, all edges gilt, rebacked, corners somewhat rubbed, offsetting from plates and text, very good, attractive copy. Abbey Travel 217; Martin Hardie, pp. 107-8, 312; Prideaux, p. 337; Tooley (1954), # 234 . One of Ackermann's most breathtaking color plate books - these exquisite views of the Rhine are justly prized for their matchless beauty

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        A picturesque tour along the Rhine, from Montz to Cologne. With illustrations of the scenes of remarkable events, and of popular traditions. Embellished with twenty-four highly finished and coloured engravings, from the drawings of M. Schuetz; and accompanied by a map. Translated from the German by John Black

      London: Ackermann. 1820. First edition, first issue, with the plates watermarked 1818 and 1819, and without numbering in the corners; large 4to, pp. xiv, [2], 178; folding map and 24 colored aquatints from drawings by M. Schuetz, engraved by Sutherland and Havell; contemporary maroon diced morocco, gilt paneled covers stamped in blind, spine elaborately gilt, a.e.g., bookplate of Sarah Marie Turnor; light wear and rubbing to the extremities, occasional inoffensive light foxing; minor offsetting of the plates, but all in all a very nice copy. According to Ackermann's advertisements for the work, discussed fully by Abbey, 750 ordinary paper copies and 50 large paper copies were published in six monthly parts from October, 1819, to March, 1820. Among the views included are Mentz, Bingen, the castle of Furstenberg, Bacharach, Pfalz Castle and the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, Andernach, and Cologne. Gerning's work was first published in German in Wiesbaden in 1819 without illustrations. .Abbey, Travel, 217; Tooley 234.

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        Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq. Begun by Himself and Concluded by his Daughter, Maria Edgeworth

      London: Printed for R Hunter, Successor to Mr. Johnson and Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. [4] [1] pp 2-392 A single volume of the Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, inscribed by the author's novelist daughter, Maria. The memoirs had a complicated genesis and Maria Edgeworth is credited with completing, editing and posthumously publishing her father's memoirs. She has written on the title page: 'Mrs Beaufort from Maria Edgeworth' in brown ink, using her distinctive forward-sloping cursive hand. More than twenty years before the publication of this book, in 1798, Richard Lovell Edgeworth married for a third time, Frances-Anne Beaufort, from whose family 'Mrs Beaufort' seems likely to originate. In addition to the inscription there is a single manuscript correction in a miniscule printed hand at page 44. Edgeworth is describing the way Mr Deane introduced him to mathematical instruments and states that 'he explained to me the bellows of an organ pipe and many other contrivances.' The annotator has amended this in the same ink as used on the title page to: 'he explained to me the bellows and construction of an organ, and many other mechanical contrivances.' The privileged information contained within the correction strongly suggests it to be Maria Edgeworth's handiwork even if the tiny printed hand is not evidence enough of itself. The binding has recently been restored using light green paper over the original boards with a spine label imitating the original label which is laid in. Internally the text is clean; the page edges have not been trimmed. Even without his remarkable daughter Richard Lovell Edgeworth is a significant figure as inventor and writer; these memoirs are among the most entertaining written in the period. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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        Autograph letter wrapper signed

      A letter wrapper, complete, addressed by Ricardo to W. W. Currie, Gt. George Street, Liverpool, dated London May eleven 1820 and signed in full lower left. Stamped free. Black wax seal to reverse. A rare signature. The recipient William Wallace Currie (1784-1840) was mayor of Liverpool 1833/36. He was the son of James Currie the campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade.

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      1820. [MALTHUS] SAY, Jean-Baptiste. LETTRES A M. MALTHUS, SUR DIFFERENS SUJETS D'ECONOMIE POLITIQUE, NOTAMMENT SUR LES CAUSES DE LA STAGNATION GENERALE DU COMMERCE. Paris: Chez Bossange, 1820. First edition. [4] + 184 pp. 8vo., original paper covered boards, half calf with gilt ruled spine, with new gilt tan leather spine label. Ex-library with usual markings and owner's name in red pencil on title page. Occasional light foxing to margins within. Letters written by Say upon reading Malthus' PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. Kress C 617, Einaudi 5115, Goldsmiths 22780.

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        ABREGÉ DE L'HISTOIRE GENERALE DES VOYAGES contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile et de mieux averé dans les pays ou les voyageurs ont penetré, les moeurs des habitans, la religion, les usages, arts et sciences, commerce .

      Etienne Ledoux,, Parigi, 1820 - Ventiquattro tomi legati in mezza pelle, titolo ai dorsi (qualche piccola mancanza in alcuni), sguardie, occhielli, frontespizi, XXVIII, 10972 pp. complessive comprendenti gli indici. La poderosa collezione di viaggi ed esplorazioni curata dal Laharpe nell'impressione dei primi anni dell'ottocento. Di grandissimo interesse, raccoglie i più prestigiosi resoconti di viaggi ed esplorazioni compiute dai grandi navigatori ed esploratori, compreso i tre viaggi di James Cook. In più che buono stato, qualche sporadica fioritura, qualche insignificante menda d'uso, poche mende ad alcuni dorsi. Davvero notevole e di scarsissima reperibilità.

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        Veduta dell Arco di Settimio Severo

      Rome 1820 - Luigi Rossini was a master engraver who produced over one thousand plates of buildings, ruins, gardens and monuments. His career coincided with a period of great archeological activity. His etchings of Rome followed Piranesi's example, and reported the latest excavations to an avidly interested European audience. In turn, as they were carried home by Northern Europeans on the Grand Tour, the etchings fuelled worldwide interest in classical architecture., Image Size : 458x633 (mm), 18x24.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : 465x645 (mm), 18.25x25.375 (Inches), Paper Size : 522x740 (mm), 20.5x29.125 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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