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        Giornale di una crociera fatta nell?Oceano Pacifico dal Capitano David Porter sulla fregata degli Stati Uniti l?Essex negli anni 1812, 1813 e 1814, in 3 voll.

      Giambattista Sonzogno 1820 prima ediz. ital., in 8° piccolo (cm 16,5x10), pp. xiii, 247, 1 b.; 275, 1 b.; 267, 1 b.; leg. coeva m/pelle con angoli, tit. in oro su tass. al ds. e fregi, tagli spruzz.; collana "Raccolta de' viaggi più interessanti... dopo quelli del celebre Cook e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana". "...Che contiene la descrizione delle isole del Capo-Verde, delle coste del Brasile, della Patagonia, del Perù, del Chili e delle isole Gallapagos; non che una relazione del gruppo delle isole Washington, delle maniere, costumi e foggie di quegli abitanti ec. ec.". Trad. dall'originale inglese di F. Contarini, con 11 tavv. in rame acquerellate, il ritratto dell'A. all'antip. del 1° vol., e 1 grande c. geogr. delle isole Washington ripiegata nel 2° vol. Lievi fior. Molto raro. 659/21

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        Viaggio in Olanda e nel mezzodì della Germania sopra le due rive del Reno nella state dell'anno 1806, in 3 voll.

      Giambattista Sonzogno 1820 prima ediz. ital., in 8° piccolo (cm 16,5x10), pp. lxx, 221; 284, 1; 304, 1; leg. coeva m/pelle con angoli, tit. in oro su tass. al ds. e fregi, tagli spruzz.; collana "Raccolta de' viaggi più interessanti... dopo quelli del celebre Cook e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana". Trad. di Andrea Zambelli, col ritratto dell'A. all'antip. del 1° vol. e 11 tavv. in rame acquerellate, che raffigurano le città più importanti. Lievi fior. e qc. piccola sbucc. alla leg. 654/21

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        IL CONTE DI CARMAGNOLA. Tragedia.

      Tip. Vincenzo Ferrario 1820 In-16 gr. (mm. 199x133), mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, 4 cc.nn., 142 pp.num., 1 c.b. Introdotta da una lunga Prefazione e da notizie storiche, l?opera è dedicata a Carlo Claudio Fauriel. Non comune "prima edizione" stampata da Vincenzo Ferrario. In questo esemplare, per segnalare l?errore a p. 63, è stata incollata (sulla seconda pagina preliminare) una strisciolina di carta con la dicitura: ?Pag. 63 lin. 1, leggasi: Del valor che si perde? (invece di ?che valor..?). Cfr. Parenti ?Rarità bibl. dell?800?,I, p. 173-177 che segnala anche le diverse varianti per la correzione dell?errore. Leggerm. smargin., altrimenti fresco esemplare su carta distinta, molto ben conservato.

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        Carta particular del gobernador de Santa fe al seor gobernador y capitan general de esta provincia. Seor Don Martin Rodriguez. Rosario y Noviembre 10 de 1820. Paisano y amigo de mi aprecio. A noche he llegado este de

      1 pp. 4to. 1 sheet (Broadside). First edition. Zinny: Bibliografa histrica p. 396, No. 248. Not in Fors. A remarkable document issued at a particularly critical moment in Argentine history, this letter concerns the formation of a federal government in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa F, and Entre Ros by the selection of representatives from each. Lopez announces that his representatives have been elected and calls for peace: "Let bloodshed and our disputes stop and let us have a stable reconciliation so that we can leave behind this state of anarchy." Lpez (1786-1839), Caudillo of Santa Fe from 1818 to 1838, was a supporter of Rosas and favored federalism. Martin Rodrguez was a major political leader. After Dorrego's defeat in 1820, he became Governor of Buenos Aires. and arranged the Bernegas Treaty (1820) that established a truce between the Mespotamian Provinces and Buenos Aires. Provenance: Antonio Santamarina (blind stamp).Scarce. OCLC shows a single copy: JCB. A very good copy, small blind stamp in lower margin, light foxing to fore edge.

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        Anweisung zur Vertheidigung der Festungen. Mit eilf in Kupfer gestochenen Plänen. Nach der dritten Auflage aus dem Französischen übersetzt von F. von Bressensdorf.

      25x20,5 cm. XXXII, 542 S., (2) S. Verbesserungen und Druckfehler, 11 gefaltete Tafeln. Roter Maroquin-Band mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel- und Verzierung, Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung und Ganzgoldschnitt. Deutsche Übersetzung des erstmals 1810 erschienen Standardwerkes 'De la défense des places fortes' des französischen Offiziers, Mathematikers und Politikers Lazare Nicolas Marguerite Carnot (1753-1823). - Rückenkanten schwach berieben. Gestochenes Exlibris auf Innendeckel. - Sehr frisches, praktisch fleckenloses Exemplar. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Die Anzeigen der mechanischen Hülfen bei Entbindungen, nebst einiger, in neuerer Zeit empfohlenen geburtshülflichen Operationen und einer verbesserten Geburtszange.

      8°. XXIV, 470 S., 1 n.n. Bl. Verbesserungen. Mit einer gefalteten Kupfertafel. Pappband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. Hirsch-H. IV, 825. - Waller 8005. - Erste Ausgabe. - Ritgen (1787-1867) wurde nach seinem Studium in Giessen erster Direktor der Entbindungsanstalt. Förderte die Hebammenausbildung und schrieb mehrere Lehrbücher zur Geburtshilfe. Der Ritgen Handgriff oder Hinterdammgriff wurde von ihm im vorliegenden Werk erstmals beschrieben. - Papier leicht gebräunt. Titel gestempelt. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Einband schwach beschabt. - Selten.

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        Important and long Autograph letter signed to Thos. H. Burder, "My dearest Friend

      Edinburgh, 1820. Abercrombie, John (1780-1844). Autograph letter signed, dated Edinburgh, 20th November 1820, to Dr. Thomas H. Burder (1789-1843). 4pp., including integral address leaf. 251 x 202 mm. Creased where previously folded, light wear along a few folds, light soiling, but very good, preserving Abercrombie's wax seal. Excellent long letter congratulating Burder on the recovery of his health after a four-year illness. Abercrombie was the author of the classic "Pathological and Practical Researches on Diseases of the Brain and the Spinal Cord" (1828; G-M 2285.2), as well as the extremely popular "Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers" (1830). Burder, Abercrombie's correspondent, was a London physician who "suffered from almost constant ill-health" (DNB); his article on "Headache," contributed to the "Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine," was based largely on his own experience.

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        Cyclopaedia of Arts, Sciences and Literature. 4 volume set

      London: Longman, 1820.. Reprint. Leather cover. Worn covers. Spines missing. Bindings generally tight. Pages generally clean and bright with occasional light foxing. Suitable for research restoration or breaking. 540 engraved plates. [152 missing] :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: 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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        Costume of the Lower Orders of London

      1820. first edition. The London Working Class[BUSBY, Thomas Lord]. Costume of the Lower Orders of London. Painted and Engraved from Nature, by T.L. Busby. London: Published for T.L. Busby, by Messrs. Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy… [1820].Quarto (11 1/4 x 9 1/16 inches; 286 x 231 mm.). iv, [24] pp. Twenty-four hand-colored etched plates. Text watermarked 1817, plates watermarked 1822. Contemporary quarter green roan over marbled boards. Spine decorated and lettered in gilt with raised bands. Slight offsetting from some of the plates to the text. From the library of Samuel Appleton, with his armorial bookplate on front pastedown. An excellent copy.The Plates:1. Frontispiece of Sandwich Man. No imprint.2. Billy Waters (the Dancing Fiddler). Nov. 1, 1819.3. Jemmy Lovel (the Tinker). Nov. 1, 1819.4. Mechanical Fiddler. Nov. 1, 1819.5. Owen Clancey (the Frost Bitten Sailor). Jan. 1, 1820.6. Draymen. Feb. 15, 1819. 7. Joseph Hill (the Bell-Ringer). Feb. 15, 1820. 8. Fish Woman. Feb. 15, 1820.9. Fireman. March 15, 1820.10. Chimney-Sweepers. Aug. 1, 1820.11. Postman. July 1, 1820.12. Pieman. Aug. 15, 1820.13. May Day. May 15, 1820.14. Shoe-Black. May 15, 1820.15. Match-Girl. May 15, 1820.16. Dustman. May 15, 1820.17. Milk Maid. Jan. 1, 1820. 18. Thomas Musto (the Mat-Man. Jan. 1. 1820. 19. Fortune-Teller. Unsigned: Jan. 1, 1820. 20. Pedlar. Feb 15, 1820. 21. Rabbit-Seller. March 15, 1820.22. Water-Cresses. March 15, 1820.23. Apple-Boy. March 15, 1820.24. Watchman. March 15, 1820.Abbey, Life 423. Colas 491. Hiler, p. 129. Lipperheide 1025. Tooley 123.

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        The Plantain Tree in the Island of Cracatoa

      Boydell London:: Boydell,. 1809 (1820).. A scene on Krakatoa, most notable for its depiction of the lush vegetation on the island. This view was done towards the end of the voyage, when Webber varied his subjects from the standardized depictions that illustrated Cook's 3rd Voyage. "More than ever now Webber recorded the botanical production of the tropics, depicting many markedly different plants in the same view. This new bent may be noted in "The Plantain Tree"... and "A Fan Palm".. Both drawings are remarkable for the density and plastic handling of the organic forms. These slices of exuberant nature differ from all of Webber's previous work. Particularly in "A Fan Palm" Webber heralds a new approach to landscape, in which no longer an extended view is unrolled and distance measured by natural components such as lakes, hills, rocks and mountains. In closing the background and renouncing open vistas, Webber presents us with a close-up of impenetrable thickness of stems, leaves and branches. Entangled in this luxurious natural growth, the eye confronts little spatial recession, as had been the ruling convention. Proceeding from a new interest in the depiction of exotic plants Webber breaks away from the traditional forms of landscape, in which fore-, middle- and background must play their role. In fact in drawings like "A Fan Palm" the traditional components of the eighteenth- century idea of the picturesque have become obsolete." (Joppein & Smith, "The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages", Yale UP, 1998, vol. 3 text, p150-1). The view was published in John Webber's "Views in the South Seas", which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136). London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voy. Vol. III Ch. 10. Impression mark 318 x 413 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm.Colored aquatint in very good condition with accompanying letterpress (a sml. marginal nick). The text is drawn from the published account of the voyage. Both are watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.414b.

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        The pharmacopoeia of the United States of America

      Wells & Lilly Boston: Wells & Lilly, 1820. 8vo. 272pp. 18th cent. tree sheep, rebacked. Some foxing and browning as is common in American books of this period. First edition. Garrison-Morton 1845. The first official pharmacopeia of the United States owed its existence largely to the efforts of the American physician Lyman Spalding, who began campaigning for a national pharmacopeia in 1815. Spalding's efforts finally bore fruit in a national convention that met in 1820 and adopted a pharmacopeia based mainly on the Pharmacopoeia of the Massachusetts Medical Society (1808).

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        Autograph Manuscript on Oersted's discovery of electro-magnetism

      Geneva, 1820. [La Rive, Gaspard de (1770-1834)] Electro-Magnetisme-titre general pour les l[ivres] nouveaux. Umrisse zu den &c. [Review of Umrisse zu den physischen verhaltnissen des von Herrn Professor Oersted entdeckten elektro-chemischen Magnetismus (1821), by Paul Erman (1764-1851)] Incomplete autograph manuscript draft, consisting of the title, the first two paragraphs and a good portion of the third. 2 pp. 277 x 190 mm. Written chiefly on the left column of a sheet folded into two columns, allowing for revisions. Creased where previously folded, small dampstain in lower corner, one upper corner a little chipped, but otherwise very good.An intriguing autograph manuscript review of Paul Erman's Umrisse zu den physischen verhaltnissen des von Herrn Professor Oersted entdeckten elektro-chemischen Magnetismus (1821), reflecting the extraordinary ferment in physical science aroused by the recent discoveries of Oersted, Amp?, Arago and others re the relationship of electricity and magnetism. The review was written for the Biblioth?e Universelle, Geneva's foremost scientific and literary review, by Gaspard de la Rive, an editor of this journal and himself a physicist and experimenter in electrical science whose work is summarized in the D.S.B.; he is best known for his defense and helpful criticism of Amp?'s theory of magnetism. The present review focuses on the work of Paul Erman, professor of physics at the University of Berlin and perpetual secretary of Berlin's Royal Academy. The review is certainly closely connected with Amp?'s work, and, according to Amp?'s most recent biographer, James R. Hofmann, the account of Erman's experiments contained in it influenced Amp?'s investigations of induction in July 1821, in which he very nearly anticipated Faraday's landmark discovery of electromagnetic induction a decade later. The third paragraph of La Rive's work may be translated as follows: The apparatus used in M. Erman's experiments is very ingenious; it bears some resemblance to that which we described [in] Bib. Univ. vol. 16 s. 119. It is the same principle of action, whose effects the author renders more obvious by suspending the entire apparatus from a wire, in such a way that one can make it move by presenting magnets on either its right or its left side; one thus observes the rotation movements printed on a voltaic [carde?] by one or the other pole of a bar magnet. He makes use of a silver or copper crucible, in which he places a small amount of zinc, isolated by means of a watch-glass; the chain between the zinc and copper is formed by a band of zinc. . . . The first sentence in the above paragraph refers to La Rive's own "flotteur ?ctrique," a simple device demonstrating the action of a magnet on a simple current loop, which was first described in La Rive's "Notices sur quelques exp?ences ?ctro-magn?ques" published in Vol. 16 of the Biblioth?e Universelle (1821). Hofmann, in his account of Amp?'s July 1821 induction experiments, notes the influence of both Erman and La Rive on Amp?'s work:An interesting experiment by Paul Erman caught Amp?'s eye when it was reported in the Biblioth?e Universelle early in 1821 [i.e. most probably in the published review of which we are offering the manuscript draft]. . . . Erman had used a bar magnet detector in his own experiment; Amp? would use bar magnets in 1821. . . . Similarly, in March, 1821, Gaspard de La Rive had used a bar magnet to demonstrate attractions and repulsions of a vertical current loop. Consequently, by early in 1821 Amp? was thoroughly familiar with apparatus in which steady currents in vertical current loops were rotated using magnets (Hofmann, Andr?arie Amp?, [1995] pp. 284-85).Earlier in his review La Rive notes that Erman wrote his work after Oersted's discovery of electromagnetism (spring 1820), but before learning of the researches of Amp? and Arago that began the following September. He refers to Amp?'s discovery of the relationship of current-flow to magnetism (1820) as "le fait nouveau et singulier decouvert par M. Ampère, . . . [qui] fournit en supposent dans l'aguille magnetique des courrans de meme nature, une explication claire simple et satisfaisant de la plupart des phenomenes electro-magnetiques" [the new and singular fact discovered by M. Ampère, . . . [which], supposing that the currents in a magnetic needle are of the same nature, provides a clear, simple and satisfying explanation of most electromagnetic phenomena]. Study of the bibliography of Ampère's writings published by Hofmann confirms that in 1821 Ampère published 8 papers, of which no less than 5 appeared in La Rive's Bibliothèque Universelle des Sciences, Belles-lettres et Arts. One of these was entitled "Lettre de M. Ampère à M. Erman . . . ." Another paper published slightly later in the year was entitled "Extrait d'une lettre de Mr. Ampère au Prof. De La Rive". This manuscript fragment, representing certainly a major portion of La Rive's review, was preserved in a Victorian album of 120 autographs by scientists and explorers we recently acquired. It was the first document preserved in the album, and was misidentified by the member of the Paget family who put the album together. Why this particular leaf was preserved without its conclusion will remain a mystery. A complete transcription and translation of the document is attached.

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        Swenska språkets skönheter i vers och prosa, eller swensk anthologi, innehållande walda stycken i alla slag af witterhet, indelade och ordnade efter de särskilta slagen, och hemtade ur wåra äldre och yngre författare; i afsigt att bidraga till en närmare bekantskap med wår sköna litteratur, men i synnerhet till deklamations-konstens utbildande i wåra underwisningswerk och sällskaps-kretsar.

      I. Poetiska stycken. I-III. Sthlm, Ecksteinska boktryckeriet, 1820-28. 12:o. XXXVII,(1),462 + XVII,(1),516 + XIII,(1),560 s. Tre bra ngt nötta marmorerade hfrbd med upphöjda bind och guldornerad och blindpressad ryggdekor samt ljusbruna titeletiketter. Stänkta snitt. Ryggarna obetydligt blekta och med några småfläckar. Inlagan med enstaka småfläckar. Litet brännhål i marginalen på s. 157 i del I, lång reva i s. 347 i del II, smärre fläckar på s. 9 och 16 i del III. Stort, fint ex. med P. A. Sjögrens exlibris och ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek.. Andra delen med oregelbunden paginering. En planerad fortsättning med prosastycken utkom aldrig. Wallmarks antologi, tryckt på hans eget tryckeri, har försvaret av den gustavianska och sengustavianska diktningen som ett av sina huvudsyften, men svensk litteratur från Stiernhielm och Dalin till Tegnér och Stagnelius är givetvis också representerad. Arbetet är systematiskt indelat efter genre och ämne, vilket gör att antologin inte är användbar för att få exempel ur en författares produktion och delvis har även dikter splittrats upp i delar för att passa in i systemet, som är indelat på en sådan detaljnivå som t.ex. "regnbågen", "wexter och djur i Lappland" och "snöbollskastning"

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        Monsr. J. Isabey's Exhibition Rooms, 61 Pall Mall / Salle d'Exhibition de J. Isabey, a Londres

      Published by J. Isabey, June, 1820. Colour-printed aquatint. Printed on wove Whatman paper watermarked 1820. In excellent condition. Image size: 7 ¼ x 9 7/8 inches. 8 ¼ x 10 7/8 inches. 13 x 18 ¾ inches. A fascinating view of J. Isabey's picture gallery in Pall Mall, London, by the celebrated American engraver William James Bennett. William James Bennett was born in England, and received his artistic training at the celebrated Royal Academy. He garnered a reputation as an accomplished watercolourist and exhibited many fine landscapes at the Academy's annual exhibitions. Bennett was one of the principle members of the Society of Painters in Watercolours and helped establish watercolour as a prominent medium in England. He displayed an exceptional talent at aquatint and during his career produced many fine prints for some the most lavish English plate books. He emigrated to the United States in 1826, and is best known for his views of American cities, including the Hudson Valley Region, Niagara Falls, and numerous port cities such as New York, Charleston, and Buffalo. Bennett's series of views of American Cities set a standard, and established a compositional formula, for topographical art in America. His views remain the most memorable and beautiful examples of the genre, and they exerted a lasting influence on generations of American artists. This beautiful image of Mr. Isabey's exhibition rooms in Pall Mall is not listed separately amongst Bennett's work, but according to DeSilva and Deak, he completed a number of aquatints in 1820, which are not recorded. It is possible that this picturesque interior scene is one of the images, which was not immediately attributed to Bennett. This charming work closely resembles images published by the leading English printseller Rudolph Ackermann, in particular an image depicting his gallery "The Repository of Arts". As in the Ackermann image, connoisseurs are shown enjoying the exhibition rooms in Isabey's gallery. Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767-1855) was a French artist and what might be called "artistic entrepreneur". He managed to become Marie Antoinette's artist in residence for miniatures. Later, he designed Napoleon and Josephines and drawings in London of his own work and others. The exhibition should have been more successful than it was, but it coincided with George IV's divorce, during which most British aristocrats fled to their country estates. Deak, William James Bennett p. 3-26; DeSilva, William James Bennett: Painter and Engraver, p. 39-42

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        HARRISON'S AMUSING PICTURE AND POETRY BOOK, Containing seventy engravings. Price Sixpence.

      36 pages, including title. A total of 71 wood-engravings, including the vignette on the title. Original printed yellow wrappers with duplicate cut of St. Pauls Cathedral on upper cover, and a duplicate cut of Westminster Abbey on the lower. Wrappers worn at spine and corners and a little dust-soiled; little shaken with some splitting at heel of pages; else a very good copy of an extremely scarce title. Harrison was renowned for his imaginative use of attractive woodblocks, many of which were quite clearly originally used for other titles. He also issued this title in enlarged form, with 48 pages, illustrated with approximately 100 engravings.

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        HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND EXISTING CONDITION OF THE WESTERN CANALS in the State of New York, from September 1788, to the Completion of the Middle Section of the Grand Canal, in 1819, together with the Rise, Progress, and existing State

      published by D. Steele; Packard & Van Benthuysen Printers Albany, NY: published by D. Steele; Packard & Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1820. [ii], [i]- iv, [5]-104, [iv], [111]-210, followed by [ii] of contents (index). Original full calf binding with moderate wear and rubbing to extremities, attractively rebacked in full leather with new spine label. Illustrated by a frontisportrait of the author, two illustrated title pages, two maps (one folding), three engraved facsimiles of official documents, and one engraved plate. Previous owner's name on title page. Moderate to heavy foxing scattered throughout text. Textblock separating after the first few pages of text, with minor old tape repair to inner hinges. A few pages with small tears near the hinge/gutter here. Title continues "...of Modern Agricultural Societies, on the Berkshire System, from 1807, to the establishment of the Board of Agriculture in the State of New-York, January 10, 1820.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        PROTOCOLL, HÅLLIT VID GÖTHA CANAL=BOLAGS ORDINARIE SAMMANKOMST I LINKÖPING 1820-1830

      Linköping, Petre och Abrahamsson 1820-30, 39 + 25 + 16 + 71 + 92 + 35 + (1)+14 + 14 + 60+9+(4+3utvikbara tabeller) + 8 + 103+(3)1 utvikbar tabell + 66s. Nött enkelt samtida klotryggsband med handskriven pappersryggtitel, marmorerade pärmöverdrag, stänkfärgade snitt; nötta ytterfalsar, pärmkanter och pärmöverdrag, 1 sida med kantreva, enstaka lagerfläckar, några få enstaka förstrykningar, rättelser mm för hand i blyerts och bläck, 1. arket löst i bindningen. I stort är inlagan hel ren och fin, bandet enkelt och nött.. Ordinarie sammankomsterna i Linköping 1 sept 1820, 27 sept 1822, 21 april 1823, 13 sept 1824, 17 aug 1826, 15 sept 1826, 8 okt 1827, 8 okt 1827, 17-20 okt 1828, (extra sammankomsterna i Stockholm 15 juli, 1 okt, 16 dec, 22 dec 1829, 21 jan, 28 jan, 23 mars, 26 mars 1830), 3 sept 1830, samt berättelse om revisionen vid Götha Canal för år 1828. Summa 10 ordinarie och 8 extra sammankomster samt en revisionsberättelse

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        The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtchatka

      London:. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. An illustration of transport in Kamtchatka, Russia, showing the sledge dogs hooked up to the sledge, and their master on skis. It is offered here in two versions; a Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The extremely rare life time edition was self-published by Webber, and Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". It is a soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash by Webber himself.J. Webber R.A. fecit. London Pubd. July 1, 1789 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. NB not mentioned in Cooks last Voyage. Penciled in the top right margin "Pl. 10" and "1 July 1789" lower right margin, in a period hand, possibly Webber's. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm with large margins, in excellent condition with one small smudge in lower right margin. Paper watermarked "J Whatman". Joppien & Smith 3.340A. Signed on the verso "A.W.F.Fuller 2 Augt 1951."Captain Fuller was a noted English collector of ethnographica and visual material from the Pacific. (with) the Boydell edition of the print, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 (1820) by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. NB not mentioned in Cook's Last Voyage. Colored aquatint, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1820, as is the accompanying letterpress. Joppien & Smith 3.340b. Excellent condition.

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        Il carnevale di Roma.

      Rom, F. Bourlié, 1820. Tvär-folio. (4) s. & 20 grav. plr. Ngt nött grönt samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och stänkta snitt. Ryggskinnet hårt nött upp- och nedtill. Pärmhörnen stukade och det mesta av skinnet bortnött. Genomgående ngt småfläckig och lite solkig.. Hjalmar Mörner (1794-1837) reste 1816-29 runt i Europa för att studera konst. Han stannade länge i Rom som skulptören Byströms gäst och vän. Här gjorde han den fina och detaljrika skildringen av Roms karneval, vars tecknade förlaga Byström fick och hade uppsatt som en fris vid taket i sitt hem. Även planscherna är tänkta att ses som en sammanhängande svit och börjar vid Piazza del Popolo och slutar vid nuvarande Piazza Venezia. Några få exemplar handkolorerades av konstnären

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        Nouveau Jeu de l'oie renouvellé des Grecs

      Paris, chez Hocquart successeur de M. Basset, Rue St. Jacques, 1820 circa Raro gioco dell'oca inciso in rame, percorso di 63 caselle, impreziosito da vivace coloritura coeva, mm.390x480 la parte incisa + marg. bianchi di circa 2 cm. Spledido, molto ben tenuto.

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        Authentic and interesting Accounts of the most Popular Shipwrecks, that have Occurred from Ancient Date to the Present Time.

      only edition, 447, [1]pp. modern quarter calf, marbled boards old style, a very good copy, Plymouth: Printed for the author, n.d. [c.1820]. Apparently extremely rare: not in BLC. DN in NUC. An extensive text printed in close double columns recording a large number of wrecks and losses from all parts of the world, including separate chapters on the following: the American Ship, Hercules; the Russian Ship, St. Peter; the Comet Steam Boat; The French East India Company's Vessel, The Prince; the East Indianman, the Fattysalam; the Luxborough; the Cumberland Packet; the Tartarus; the Agatha; the Pembroke; the Litchfield; the Hindostan Store Ship; the Schooner Little Patty; HMS Anson; Astrea Frigate; H.M.'s Schooner Felix; Queen, East Indiaman; Sparrow-Hawk; HMS the Repulse; HMS The Venerable; Yatch Ingebord; East Indima, Kent; West Indiaman Charles Baring; Cornelia; HMS Queen Caroline; Brig Tyrrel; Brig Admiral Troubridge; the Providence; the San Juan Principe; the Anaeas; the Blanche; Glasgow Packet; Dromedary Store Ship; HMS Danae; HMS Nassau; Doris; Nabby; HMS Porpoise and Cato; Hartwell East Indiaman; Bangalore; the Bounty; the Peggy - &c., &c. &c.

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        En Strandkone / Eine Strandfrau.

      Orig. håndkoloreret kobberstik forestiilende en fiskerkone siddende på en skammel med en kruv med fisk stående foran sig. Kbhvn. ca. 1820. 22 x 17 cm.. Fra Klædedragter i Kjøbenhavn

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        View of East Rock, New Haven

      Ct.: George Henry Durrie A WONDERFUL VIEW OF EAST ROCK BY ACCLAIMED ARTIST GEORGE DURRIE Oil on canvas Canvas size: 20 1/4" x 25 1/4" Frame size: 28 1/4" x 33 1/2" George Henry Durrie was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1820. Along with his older brother John, he studied sporadically from 1839 to 1841 with the portrait painter Nathaniel Jocelyn. Between 1840 to 1842 he became an itinerant painter in Connecticut and New Jersey, expanding his repetoire to include still life, genre and Shakespearean scenes. He finally settled in New Haven, Connecticut where he spent the remainder of his life. Durrie produced roughly 300 paintings, of which the earliest were portraits; by the mid-1840s he had begun to paint landscape and rural genre scenes of New England and these are considered to be his finest achievement. His landscapes are characterized by the use of pale though cheerful colors and by the repeated use of certain motifs: an isolated farmhouse, a road placed diagonally leading the eye into the composition, and a hill in the distance. By the late 1850s Durrie's reputation had started to grow, and he was exhibiting at prestigious institutions, such as the National Academy of Design. In 1861 Currier & Ives helped popularize his work by publishing hand-colored lithographs of two of his winter landscapes, New England Winter Scene and the Farmyard in Winter. Two more were published in 1863 and a further six after his death that same year. This captivating painting of East Rock is a quintessential Durrie work. The sophisticated simplicity of the composition is enlivened by the delicate nuances of green color that punctuate the various landscape elements, while the diminuative figure in the foreground only serves to emphasize the large scale of the towering Rock. The hill, rising some four hundred feet and is easily visible from many parts of New Haven as well as from surrounding towns thus making it a prominent landmark of the area. Thus, it is fitting that East Rock should be so gloriously rendered by one of New Haven's most prominent and well-respected nineteenth-century artists.. Book.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE ARCTIC REGIONS WITH A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE NORTHERN WHALE-FISHERY (in 2 Volumes) Volume 1: The Arctic; Volume 2: The Whale-Fishery.

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co.,1820.. 1st Edition; 2 Volumes,Vol I: 551pp, 82pp appendix, folding frontispiece, maps/charts (2 folding). Vol II: 558pp, 1 folding map,3 tables 2 folding, 22 plates, (4 folding). Ex Libri; Library leather bindings, library numbers to front pastedowns - both volumes are disbound. VOLUME I LACKS TITLE PAGE whilst VOLUME II LACKS FRONTISPIECE, The folding map is at the end of the plates, (The plates start at plate II but I believe the map was located originally as plate I), even though the collation of the plate numbers seems to suggest a plate is missing, looking at the David & Charles reprint ALL the plates are present). Foxing to both volumes. The majority of the text is clean and tight. Both volumes require rebinding "Nineteenth century classic on whaling, geography and natural history of northern waters." Appendices include meteorological tables; a chronological list of voyages from 861-1819; list of plants found in Spitsbergen; Acts of Parliament regarding whaling; dimensions of whaling ships; etc. Good.

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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).

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        Principles of Political Economy, Considered with a View to their Practical Application

      London: John Murray 1820 London: John Murray, 1820. First edition. 8vo (219 x 132 mm.). vi, 601 pp. Bound in later half cloth and marbled boards, paper label. Very good. Goldsmith 22767; Lowndes, 1459; Kress C577 . First edition of this important classic of economic theory. "There can be no doubt that [Malthus'] importance for economists today rests mainly on his Principles of Political Economy. It was because of this latter work that J. M. Keynes (1933) reinstated Malthus as a major figure in modern economic thought" (New Palgrave). "One of the founders of modern economics," Malthus was credited by Keynes with framing the theory "that a lack of effective demand can cause economic crises" (PMM 251). "In his Principles of Political Economy, Malthus was proposing investment in public works 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 IX:70)

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        Utsigter af Östergöthland / Vues d´Ostrogothie.

      Stockholm. Deelen. 1820-1826. Oblong folio (44 x 58 cm.) Main title + sub title + contents + (72 pp) + anmälan (announcement) of 1820 + anmälan (announcement) of 1826 + 36 plates in aquatint + letter from an angry young lord? pointing to factual errors in the text. Original green pasteboard portfolio. Wrapper with title pasted to the front board. Text and plates almost entierly uncut (A few leaves might have been slightly trimmed). 8 of the 9 cahiers bound in. Cahier 9 loosely laid in with its original wrapper preserved. Some staining and wear to the portfolio. Creased and stained announcement of 1820 and first guard paper. The first 20 leaves with a large waterstain in the top margin. The three last leaves with waterstain in the bottom margin. Many text leaves and plates with some foxing, in the margins. A few text leaves with minor foxing in to the text area. The interior is detached from the portfolio.. Title, text and plate titles are in French and Swedish. The plates shows country estates - in the province of Östergötland in the south of Sweden - in their natural setting. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. This is the second, free standing, part of a monumental topographical work "Fordna och närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and present Sweden) which was published 1817-1867 in 12 volumes containing 367 plates all together. The first two parts were executed entierly in aquatint. Besides "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna" of 1715, this is the most ambitious topographical work ever published in Sweden. This copy contains the main title to the entire work as well as the sub title to this part. It is very rare to find an almost uncut copy in an original portfolio such as this

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        Engelbrekt Engelbrektson.

      Tragedi i fem akter. Svenskt original. Sthlm, F. B. Nestius, 1820. 8:o. (6),66 s. Fint halvpergamentbd från slutet av 1800-talet med sparsamt guldornerad rygg, guldpräglad titeltext på främre pärm och rött övre snitt (Hedberg). Pärmarna lätt bågnade. Bra inlaga som på sina ställen är snävt skuren i yttermarginalen och med bokstavsförluster på s. 60. En gammal lagning i nedre marginalen på s. 53. Från Ericsberg.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 215. "Ytterst sällsynt" då en nedgörande recension i "Journalen" fick författaren att bränna upplagan. Utspelar sig i huvudsak på Örebro slott

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        THE PICTURE BOOK; or, Tom Thumb's Alphabet. Embellished with 24 Wood Cuts. One adapted to each Letter

      12pp. including self-wrappers. Spine expertly repaired; else a very good copy.'D was a drunkard, and red face.'Richard Burdekin's chapbooks are rarely found. We can locate only one copy of this edition, held by the Bodleian Library.

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        A System of Mineralogy, in which minerals are arranged according to the natural history method. Third edition, enlarged and improved.

      3 volumes, 8vo, 3 leaves, pp. cxxxvi, 405; pp. xvi, 632; pp. xvi, 596, and 12 folding engraved plates. Half-titles. Some foxing. Original boards (neatly rebacked), uncut, corners a little worn. Old library label on front pastedowns, and several scattered blind stamps.

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        Catalogus disputationum in academiis Scandinaviæ et Finlandiæ Lidenianus continuatus.

      I-III. Uppsala, Reg. academiæ typographi, 1820. 8:o. (2),IV,262 + 179 + 102 s. + MARKLIN, GABR. Catalogus disputationum in academiis Scandinaviæ et Finlandiæ Lidenianus continuatus. Supplementa addidit. Uppsala, Reg. academiæ typographi, 1820. 8:o. (2),117 s. Häftad i samtida lätt nött gråpappomslag. Ryggen ngt lagerfläckig och med liten pappersförlust överst. Fin oskuren inlaga, med en liten reva i yttre marginalen på s. 151 i del II. Med John Magnus Lindbergs exlibris.. Almquist 1212-13. Marklins fortsättning av Lidéns avhandlingsbibliografi täcker tiden 1778-1819 och är fortfarande standardverket på sitt område

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        View in Macao including the residence of Camoens when he wrote his Lusiad

      John WebberLondon:: John Webber,. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. The extremely rare life time edition was self-published by Webber and Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". Soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash; Holmes suggests colored by Webber himself.J. Webber fecit. 1788. London Pubd. Augt. 1, 1788 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI . "1 Augt. 1788' penciled in the lower right margin, "Pl. 12." in the top right, likely by Webber himself. Impression mark 17 1/2 x 12 13/16"; 445 x 325 mm, with margins. With some light toning at edges o/w very good condition. Paper watermarked "Whatman" but without a date. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.a. [with] the Boydell issue, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI.Impression mark 450 x 323 mm with margins, 500 x 365 mm. Plate 12 engraved in the top left corner. Colored aquatint. With light foxing in the margins and some offsetting from the accompanying text page, which is drawn from the published account of the voyage. No watermark on the print, but the letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.b. Webber was engaged as the official artist for Cook's third voyage, during which Cook discovered Hawaii & Alaska.Webber was more fully trained than any of the artists of the previous voyages, and he and Cook worked closely together to illuminate "the unavoidable imperfections of written accounts, by enabling us to preserve, and to bring home, such drawings of the most memorable scenes of our transactions, as could only be expected by a professed and skilled artist." (J. Cook & J. King, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London 1784, Vol I, p.5). Because he was there with Cook in the field, his paintings "constituted a new visual source for the study of history..." (Smith, Bernard, Art as Information. Sydney, 1978). Cook's ships were the first Western contact with the natives of Nootka Sound and the furs they traded with them were sold at a vast profit in Macao in the following year, 1779.Soon American and English ships were making annual trips to the Northwest Coast in search of "Sea Beaver" pelts. Only 16 views were published in the book - the two views of Macao indicate its significance in the East.

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        The Experimental Farmer: being strictures on various branches of husbandry and agriculture, drawn from a long series of practice in different parts of Great-Britain; containing Observations on planting and Preserving Young Trees, with an approved method of thinning them, to become timber. Likewise, Plans for Laying-out Land, on a five and four field system. Also, a new method to bring the most barren land into cultivation, for meadows and sheep walks: and a variety of other useful information in every branch of this art, absolutely necessary for every person, from the opulent farmer, to the proprietors of small pieces of land

      London: printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, [N.d., but publisher's advertisements dated September 1820]. 8vo. (8 7/8 x 5 3/8 inches). Half- title, 1p. errata, 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated September 1820. Occasional wood-engraved decorations. Original boards, rebacked. First edition, second issue, of this charming work, full of fascinating practical information on land management at the turn of the 19th century This appears to be a second, remainder issue of the first edition: the dedication is dated 1806, the text has occasional watermark dates of 1804, but the title is a cancel issued by Sherwood, Neely & Jones who are also responsible for the publisher's catalogue at the end which is dated 1820. The first issue was dated 1806 and published by T. Ostell. No copies of the present issue are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty years, and only one example of the 1807 issue. "Although this Work may not be written in fine stile and polished language ... it will be found to be clear and comprehensive ... suited as well to the understanding of the refined Gentleman as to that of the industrious farmer' (introduction, p.ix). The work is largely made up from many short entries under numerous sub-headings, and reads like a note-book of observations and calculations: a charmingly straight-forward work which nevertheless imparts a great deal of practical knowledge. For example, in the section on planting trees, Tibbs extols the financial benefits of growing trees for timber and in an innovative way combines the purely financial calculations of the costs and profits of planting an acre of land with practical instructions on how to plant and manage the plantation for the period needed to see a good profit (42 years).According to the introduction, Thomas Tibbs received his initial training in agriculture from his grandfather at Fidden Farm in Wiltshire, from there he moved to the Chiltern Hundreds where he farmed on his own land. He subsequently worked for Charles Hill, J. Sainsbury, and King George III's Flemish Farm before becoming Land Steward to Lord Grenville (the dedicatee) at Burnham in Buckinghamshire: this wide practical experience allowing him to write with authority on the numerous subjects he covers in this work. Cf. Kress 19367 (1807 issue)

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

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

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        Scarce A.L.S., 4to, 2pp on one sheet, hand written â??Office Indian Tradeâ?, May 22, 1820

      Scarce Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas L. McKenney, as Superintendent of Indian Trade to Henry Thompson concerning trade matters. He writes in part: â??â?¦ I direct that if 25 Cents cannot be got for the shaved skins, that 24 cents be taken, round, that is, with no deduction for damage, - and to be weighed to the purchaser in their present condition; - for the grey in hair 15 cents, and for the Red 20 cents taking for the reason you assigned, another endorser. Credit ninety days. I am not prepared to give in hair 15 cents, and for the Red 20 cents taking for the reason you assigned, another endorser. Credit ninety days. I am not prepared to give directions for the disposition of the article coming in the Brig Hale â?? further than to authorize you, on their arrival to report to me their conditionâ?¦ the Box of Books, when it arrives, you will have the goodness to ship to this place by Packet. It is not important that they should be hurried on faster than the regular packet-routes will bring them. The change in the Agency at New Orleans will not affect your agency in Baltimore. So far, I am gratified with your promptness, and the activity you carry into he trust which is reposed in youâ?¦â? Signed, â??Thomas L. McKenneyâ?.

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        Original 19th Century Watercolor of French Tradesman: Marchand de Paniers

      British Isles : c. 1820. Fine condition A scarce and charming original early nineteenth century watercolor painting on wove paper. (7 x 7.25 inches, 177 x 186 mm.) The painting has been tipped onto ecru wove album paper of the period, as was the custom, yet the watercolors remain vibrant and rich. Although the origin of this lovely painting is unknown, a refined and experienced hand clearly created this detailed and elegant composition. The details are fine; both the tones and shading display the painter's astute understanding of composition and perspective. The artist no doubt was an armchair or "parlor" watercolorist, likely an aristocratic gentlewoman or man who sought inspiration from the vast array of published volumes, complete with engraved plates, of the trades, and costumes of then exotic regions of the globe, thus the inspiration seems apparent. Archivally framed in double Ivory French matting with 1" neo-classical gilt moulding, glazed with Conservation Glass. Sized to 17 1/2 x 20 inches.

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        COSTUMES SUISSES DES 22 CANTONS.

      Dessinés par L. Lassalle. Publiès par S. Morel, Genève, no date (about 1820). Rebound modern cloth (21,5x15 cm) with original cover mounted on front board. Illustrated with 24 handcoloured lithographs.. Original published as leporello with 22 lithographs, but this copy contains 24

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        LETTRES A M. MALTHUS, SUR DIFERENS SUJETS D'ECONOMIE POLITIQUE,

      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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        Monsr. J. Isabey's Exhibition Rooms, 61 Pall Mall / Salle d'Exhibition de J. Isabey, a Londres

      Published by J. Isabey, June, 1820. Colour-printed aquatint. Printed on wove Whatman paper watermarked 1820. In excellent condition. Image size: 7 ¼ x 9 7/8 inches. 8 ¼ x 10 7/8 inches. 13 x 18 ¾ inches. A fascinating view of J. Isabey's picture gallery in Pall Mall, London, by the celebrated American engraver William James Bennett. William James Bennett was born in England, and received his artistic training at the celebrated Royal Academy. He garnered a reputation as an accomplished watercolourist and exhibited many fine landscapes at the Academy's annual exhibitions. Bennett was one of the principle members of the Society of Painters in Watercolours and helped establish watercolour as a prominent medium in England. He displayed an exceptional talent at aquatint and during his career produced many fine prints for some the most lavish English plate books. He emigrated to the United States in 1826, and is best known for his views of American cities, including the Hudson Valley Region, Niagara Falls, and numerous port cities such as New York, Charleston, and Buffalo. Bennett's series of views of American Cities set a standard, and established a compositional formula, for topographical art in America. His views remain the most memorable and beautiful examples of the genre, and they exerted a lasting influence on generations of American artists. This beautiful image of Mr. Isabey's exhibition rooms in Pall Mall is not listed separately amongst Bennett's work, but according to DeSilva and Deak, he completed a number of aquatints in 1820, which are not recorded. It is possible that this picturesque interior scene is one of the images, which was not immediately attributed to Bennett. This charming work closely resembles images published by the leading English printseller Rudolph Ackermann, in particular an image depicting his gallery "The Repository of Arts". As in the Ackermann image, connoisseurs are shown enjoying the exhibition rooms in Isabey's gallery.Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767-1855) was a French artist and what might be called "artistic entrepreneur". He managed to become Marie Antoinette's artist in residence for miniatures. Later, he designed Napoleon and Josephines and drawings in London of his own work and others. The exhibition should have been more successful than it was, but it coincided with George IV's divorce, during which most British aristocrats fled to their country estates. Deak, William James Bennett p. 3-26; DeSilva, William James Bennett: Painter and Engraver, p. 39-42

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        Swiss Scenery From Drawings By Major Cockburn

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

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        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.

      [Bookseller: JPollard Bookseller]
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        Runeswärdet och den förste riddaren.

      Sorgspel. Uppsala, Palmblad & c., 1820. 8:o. (6),182 s. Samtida fint alrotsmarmorerat hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och ljusbrun titeletikett i glättad papp. Stänkta snitt. Pärmpappret lätt nött och med några småfläckar. Några minimala skador i skinnet vid främre ytterfalsen. Enstaka spridda småfläckar. Pappersförtunning överst på s. 29. Mycket fint ex. med osignerad handskriven 14-radig dedikationsvers på försättsbladet från författaren "Till Daphne!".. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 217. En ny upplaga utkom 1835. Utspelar sig år 850 med Ansgar i en av rollerna. Tegnér kallade detta korta epos "utan undantag den mest genialiska tragedi vi hittills äga på svenska." Detta omdöme till trots har skådespelet aldrig uppförts. Dedikationsdikten har följande lydelse: "När skalden fram med lifvets fackla träder, / och låter höra sina sångers röst, / hvart ord, hvar blick af bifall honom gläder, / och göms som minnets blomma i hans bröst. / Men om ett hjerta på sin väg han finner / för dikten öppet, varmt och rent som ditt, / sin skönsta lager då hans hjessa vinner, / då blir hans hjerta saligt såsom mitt. / Försmå då ej det offer, som jag sänder, / af trofast minne och tillgifvenhet. / Jag slår min harpa bättre, då jag vet / mitt Runesvärd i amazonens händer."

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Description of the Process of Manufacturing Coal Gas, For the Lighting of Streets, Houses, and Public Buildings, with Elevations, Sections and, Plans of the... Apparatus now employed at the Gas Works in London...

      London: Printed for Thomas Boys, 1820.. Second edition, 8vo, xvi, 334, (2 advertisement) pp, hand coloured engraved title (plate I) and 6 hand coloured folding plates, plate II torn and repaired - quarter inch strip lacking and laid down, slightly affecting main body of image, marbled endpapers and boards, later quarter morocco, edges worn. One of the main exponents of gas lighting, who was appointed as one of the engineers to the London Chartered Gaslight and Coke Company in 1810. "...the prompt adoption of this mode of lighting in London and other large cities was greatly due to his 'Practical Treatise on Gas Light,' which was published in London in 1815..." (DNB).

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        The Gloucestershire Directory, Containing the Names & Residences of Professional Gentlemen, Merchants, Manufacturers, and Tradesmen in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tewkesbury... with a brief History of the City of Gloucester...

      Gloucester: Printed by J. Roberts 1820.. 12mo, viii, (13)-228 pp. Folding map with some minor wear. Recently rebound in half calf, marbled sides, maroon spine label.

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        STORIA DI NAPOLI.

      4 volumi in 2 tomi in 8vo. Esemplare su carta forte. Lievi tracce di umido. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi. 3 immagini allegate.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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