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      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1820 but 1819. First Edition. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; First Edition, Mixed State (First and Second). 8vo, original buff paper-backed boards, printed paper spine label, untrimmed, all half-titles present, publisher's three-page advertisement at rear of Volume III. Spines darkened with wear and some losses, lengthy tears or splits along all joints, labels intact but on Volume I with recent clear tape repairs over portion extending down spine, texts good, partly shaken, several text cracks, brief aging, some signs of use; 1819 ink ownership signature of Andrew Fletcher, of Saltonhall (in East Lothian) , at center of each front cover; in early 20th Century cloth-covered solander box with large leather spine label. C. F. , Todd and Bowden A140. Fletcher's dated signature indicates that the work was actually published in late 1819 rather than 1820 as recorded in bibliographies; Fletcher apparently was a descendant of Andrew Fletcher (1655-1716) , famed Scottish patriot from Salton. This set with most First State points: incorrect pagination in Volume I with 306 leaves and repetition of page numbers 151-158; imprint of James Ballantyne and Co. , Edinburgh; "Pope" in heading of Chapter One in Volume I falling under the last two letters of "ungrateful". Second State of corrected text in first line of page vii of Preface in Volume I ("around him, there was little, you obser-"). Any First Edition still in the original boards is very scarce, and this set is also worthy of note for its 1819 ownership of a notable Scottish family, plus all half-titles in untrimmed text, and ad leaves still present. Any First Edition copy still in the original boards is excessively scarce; add to that copy an 1819 ink ownership date from a notable Scottish family, all half-titles, untrimmed text, and ad leaves still present, and you've got a set that is worthy of serious consideration, even despite the damage to the spines and the several hundred dollars that repairs should cost. .

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        Ivanhoe. A Romance

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1820., 1820. First Edition, First Issue, with page 159 misnumbered, then pagination compromised until end of volume I; 3-page adverts at end of vol.III; bound with two half titles each. 8vo.; [vi], xxxiii, [i], 298; [iv], 327, [1]; [iv], 371, [1] + 3pp. catalogue. Contemporary black half calf with gilt titles and gilt tooling to flat spines, marbled boards. Some generally light, irregular foxing, mostly to end papers; boards rubbed, corners frayed, spines rubbed and frayed to a head and a foot, one with a split, a couple of joints starting, inner hinges to a couple of volumes showing. Small (1cm) piece torn to upper inner corner of last page of vol.I and bottom of f.f.e.p. of vol. III. Bookplate to paste downs. An honest and handsome set in original binding, showing some wear but appealing none the less. Held in a protective custom made solander box beautifully crafted with 3 black leather spines with gilt titles and tooling as well as marbled sides.

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        Ivanhoe; A Romance. By the author of "Waverley," &c. [i.e. Sir Walter Scott]

      Edinburgh & London: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co. 90, Cheapside, London., 1820 [but 1819]. First Edition. Half-Calf. Near Fine. First Edition, Second Issue, with pp. 159-306 correctly numbered and sheets A-G of the first volume with second-issue variant press figures specified by Todd & Bowden (140Ab), but all other sheets of vol. 1, as well as those of vols. 2 and 3, of the same impression as the first issue. The second variant (no known priority) without press mark on p. iii and the first words 'St Peter' on p. iv l. 6 of vol. 1. In all three volumes, the first doubleton, consisting of half-title and title, is set in duplicate, with two settings used for all three volumes in an indiscriminate way. In this set, the exclamation mark after 'depart!' in the title quotation is over the space between 'O' and 'R' and the dash above the date measures 10 mm. Small 8vo: [6],xxxiii,[1],306; [4],327,[1]; [4],371,[1],2pp, with all half- and fly-titles, the advertisement (author's note) before the fly-title in vol. I, two pages of publisher's catalogue at end of vol. III, and "Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh" on the title-page versos. Beautifully bound in period half-calf and marbled boards, spine compartments decorated in blind with a floral tool and ruled in gilt, black leather lettering pieces gilt and volume numbers stamped in gilt. An excellent set, bindings secure, text clean with only occasional marginal finger-soiling and stains and several short closed tears, repaired archivally, with no loss. Todd and Bowden, 140Ab. Grolier English Literature 100, 71.& & For nineteenth century readers, Ivanhoe was perhaps the most celebrated of Scott's novels (according to Leslie Stephen, it was "Scott's culminating success in a book-selling sense, and marked the highest point both of his literary and social prosperity."). Before Ivanhoe, his plots were drawn from Scottish history, but Ivanhoe launched a major change, based on English history and set earlier than any novel Scott had yet written, at the time of the Crusades. Released in late December 1819 but with 1820 on the title page, the first-issue printing of 6000 copies was increased by 2000 (the second issue) in late November on the strength of advance orders, permitting a number of corrections and one important revision in the Dedicatory Epistle (v. 1, p. xv.3), from 'toilsome' to 'trivial.' "Ivanhoe is essentially a moral work. It is an intense consideration of misogyny and racial oppression, in which the attempted rape of Rebecca the Jewess by the dominant figure of the Norman master race, Brian de Bois-Guilbert, is a powerful symbol of the themes of the novel. Ivanhoe may be set in a distant period, but it has a political modernity which makes it one of the most remarkable novels of the nineteenth century." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax Through London, or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem By William Combe

      London : J. Johnston, 1820. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full scarlet straight-grained morocco. Aeg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 319 pages. 22 1/2 x 14 1/2 cm. Twenty hand colored aquatint plates including the title vignette and frontispiece. First book form edition. "Both Rowlandson and I.R. Cruikshank are credited with the designs for the plates, the balance of opinion favouring Cruikshank but according to the advertisement more than one artist was employed, or a least a different engraver to the artist." [see: TOOLEY 434]. ABBEY LIFE 265. Slight offsetting on vignette title, internally crisp, clean with plates bright, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt, gilt front and back cover border panels, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate.

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax Through London or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem

      London: J. Johnston, 1820. First edition, originally issued in parts. Spine a little darkened, else near fine. Quarto. Illustrated by Cruikshank with 21 hand coloured aquatint plates, including double frontispiece full red crushed morocco, expertly rebacked wqith original spine with raised bands and elaborate gilt retained, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe [see Abbey, Life in England 265. Tooley, 434].

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        Calendario manual y guía de forasteros en Madrid, para el año de 1820 [with] Estado militar de España [with] Guia de litigantes y pretendientes para el año de 1820

      Elegantly bound in Spanish calf Guia de Forasteros. N.d. [1820]. N.p. [Madrid]. Imprenta Real. In 12mo (106 mm x 73 mm). 234 +296 + 140 + 2 ff. + map of Spain & two portraits of the King and Queen of Spain after Lopez. Bound in a charming contemporary blind tooled calf in romantic style, edges gilt, only gently worn. A fresh and clean copy throughout, upper margin a little cropped, eventually touching headlines. The map of Spain is made by Tomás Lopez, arguably the foremost cartographer of Spain. Two engraved titles, with architectonic frame, by Suria after Guerrero. The Guia the Pretendientes is only scarcely found in these books, the Estado Militar, although also scarce, is more common.

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        The Angler's Assistant, or the Complete Art of Angling

      York, C. Croshaw's Fishing Tackle Warehouse, [c.1820]. later edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Original wrappers with publisher's woodcut oval vignette on upper cover, small 8vo 18x11 cms, frontis. title pp36 ads to lower cover. Frontispiece of fishing scene (hand coloured) and 12 species of fish (uncoloured), wrappers a little rubbed at edges, slight soiling else a very good copy of this fragile early angling work, housed in a bespoke calf backed solander box. & This work (not in Westwood & Satchell) is almost certainly a provincial reprint of the Angler's Assistant published by Mason in 1813 to which it bears a strong resemblance. Scarce

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        Art of Angling, Smeaton - first edition nd c.1820

      Smeeton nd c. 1820. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. Art of Angling, first edition, 80 pages, engraved frontispiece and decorative title, priced Sixpence on title. A Fine copy in excellent modern crushed morocco [reference : Westwood & Satchell, p.17]. Contents very straight and clean, previous owner's sticker to endpaper.& . Although the last leaf is headed "Contents... Second Edition" this is a First Edition including the poems The Angler's Song, and The Rod, Line, and Hook, which Westwood & Satchell record as unique to the first edition. & In addition, Smeeton is also named as the printer on the same content page, with the address of "17, St. Martin's Lane" (title shows as St Martin's Churchyard). 24mo 11x6.5cms,

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        Manuel du Libraire et de L'Amateur de Livres

      Paris - Chez l'Auteur, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A useful bibliographical dictionary. In French. Third edition. Four volumes in three; complete. Jacques Charles Brunet (2 November 1780 14 November 1867) was a French bibliographer. He was born in Paris, the son of a bookseller. He began his bibliographical career by the preparation of several auction catalogues, notable examples being that of the Count d'Ourches (Paris, 1811) and an 1802 supplement to the 1790 Dictionnaire bibliographique de livres rares of Duclos and Cailleau. In 1810 the first edition of this bibliographical dictionary appeared. Brunet published successive editions, which rapidly came to be recognised as the first book of its class in European literature. With bookplates of one Paul Leppard to all front pastedowns. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with scattered spots, most notably to first and last few pages as usual. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Étude d'après le Relief." Karte der Mosel von Wasserbillig bis Igel mit dem Flusslauf der Sauer (Sûre) von Mesenich bis zur Mündung in die Mosel

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung um 1820. 28.8x35 cm. - Die Karte zeigt die Orte Mesenich, Langsur, den Grenzort Wasserbillig, Oberbillig, Wasserliesch, Reinig, Liersberg und Igel mit Verkehrswegen, Moselbrücke und kleineren Zuflüssen zu Mosel und Sauer. Eingezeichnet sind ebenfalls die Erhebungen und Waldgebiete: Kaldeberg, Berg bitsch, Auf der Pfeilhe, Kirwel, Zewener Wald und Leschem. Das Gelände ist mit Höhenlinien und Höhenangaben dargestellt. Links außerhalb der Darstellung ein Profil des Geländes, unten der Maßstab in Meilen und Metern. Die Zeichnung wurde von J. Verron, einem Zögling der Ecole d'Etat Major, als Aufgabe während seiner Ausbildung zum Unter-Lieutenant angefertigt. Papier mit Trockenstempel der Militärschule.

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        The Huntingdon Peerage; Comprising a Detailed Account of the Evidence and Proceedings Connected with the Recent Restoration of the Earldom ... to Which is Prefixed a Genealogical and Biographical History of the Illustrious House of Hastings

      London : Printed For Baldwin, Cradock And Joy, 1820. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : viii, 403, [1] p. ; plates. Subjects; Huntingdon & Hastings families. Inheritance and succession. Illustrations: frontispiece portrait of the Earl of Huntingdon, engraved dedicatory leaf, folded genealogical table, portrait of the Countess of Huntingdon. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Reisen in Nubien und Arabien. Herausgegeben durch die Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Entdeckung im Inneren von Africa. Aus dem Englischen. (Aus dem Ethnographischen Archiv besonders abgedruckt.)

      1 Bl., 454 S. Marmorierter Pp. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. Vgl. Embacher 57 (irrig 1823) und Henze I, 406 zur Original-Ausgabe von 1819 bzw. Weimar 1820. - Das Ergebnis Burckhardts erster Nubien-Reise war die erste Erforschung des Nil-Laufs zwischen Ibrim und der Grenze Dongolas. "In seiner betont ruhigen, auf die Sache bezogenen Beschreibung der Natur-, Siedlungs- und Stammesverhältnisse dieses ruinenreichen, von mehreren nubischen Statthaltern beherrschten Talstücks: ein reiner Gewinn für die Erdkunde, der eigentliche Beginn der neueren Nubien-Kunde". (Henze 404). - Gering berieben. Titel verso mit kl. Namensstempel.

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        T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Ab Urbe Condita. Libri, qui supersunt, omnes cum notis integris ... curante Arn. Drakenborch.

      15 volumes. Ex Typographia Societatis Wuertembergicae, Studtgardiae 1820-28. Bound in 15 uniform halfleather bindings of calf with gilt decoration on the spines and marbled sidepaper. Spines are a little dry and cracked. Stamp on flyleaf in the first volume. Inside slightly foxed. A nice and presentable set.. A complete set of Arnold Drakenborch's edition of the works of Titus Livius, which was originally published in 1738-1746. Text in Latin

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        Flora Upsaliensis enumerans plantas circa Upsaliam sponte crescentes. Enchiridion excursionibus studiosorum Upsaliensium accomodatum a Georgio Wahlenberg... cum mappa geographico-botanica regionis.

      Uppsala, R. Acad. Typograhorum, 1820. (4) + VII + (1) + 495 + 1 blank s. + 1 utvikbar karta. Samtida mycket vackert halvskinnband med guldornerad rygg och marmorerat pärmpapper. 20,5 X 13,5 cm. Exlibris (Tersmeden). Anteckning: "Från biblioteket på Skinnskatteberg 1920". Fin inlaga. Bra ex

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        Degli uomini illustri di urbino. comentario. urbino 1919/1820 editore: vincenzo guerrini

      Ril. in cart. con dorso in pelle ed elegante oro., cm 25x19, 8 cc.nn. +pp. 287 + 4 cc.nn..

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        Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres, contenant 1°. Un nouveau dictionnaire bibliographique [...] 2°. Une table en forme de catalogue raisonné [...]. Troisième édition, augmentée de plus de deux mille articles, et d'un grand nombre de notes.

      I-IV. Paris, L'imprimerie de Crapelet, 1820. 8:o. (4),XVI,616 + (4),608 + (4),644 + (4),VII,(1),589,(1) s. + BRUNET, JACQ.-CH. Nouvelles recherches bibliographiques, pour servir de supplément au Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres. I-III. Paris, Imprimerie et fonderie de A. Pinard, 1834. 8:o. XI,(1),504 + (4),532 + (4),504 s. Sju samtida ngt nötta alrotsmarmorerade skinnbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar, dubbla titeletiketter i rött och grönt samt marmorerade snitt. Pärmarna med dekorativ meanderbård i guld och även pärmkanterna med kantförgyllning. De tre sista banden med annan men mycket snarlik dekor på ryggarna. Smärre inre falssprickor i del I och i alla tre supplementdelar. Alla band renoverade överst på ryggarna och tre nederst. Inlagorna i del I-IV delvis med lager- och småfläckar samt enstaka anteckningar i blyerts och bläck. Del I med litet hål i titelbladet, pappersförlust i nedre hörnet på s. 53-54 och 357-58 samt med omfattande fina samtida bläckanteckningar på för- och eftersättsbladen. Del II med pappersfel i nedre marginalen på s. 85-86 och 483-86 samt med reva i nedre marginalen på s. 417. Del III med litet hål som går in i texten på s. 125-26, tråkig fläck på s. 148, liten pappersförlust på s. 289-90 och pappersfel på s. 293-94. Del IV med pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 97-97 och 111-12, tråkig fläck på s. 237, fuktfläck i nedre marginalen på s. 295-96 och med samtida bläckanteckning på eftersättsbladet. Supplementet har rena och fina inlagor, endast del III har några enstaka småfläckar. Gammal katalogiseringslapp inklistrad på främre pärmens insida i del I. Med Israel Holmgrens namnteckning och ur Per-Erik Lindahls bibliotek.. Del IV utgörs av ett register och sist i den tredje supplementdelen (s. 495-504) återfinns en förlagskatalog. Den slutgiltiga femte upplagan av detta klassiska verk utkom 1860-80

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        Travels on the Continent: written for the use and particular information of travellers. FIRST EDITION.

      John Murray. 1820 Title & first few leaves a little spotted. Contemp. half black calf, gilt spine, maroon leather label. v.g.With an advertisement preceding the text that urges the reader to disregard alarming reports of criminal gangs infesting the highways and by-ways of continental Europe. Starke claims the maligned areas have 'long been exempt from so serious an evil'.

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        Portrait, believed to be of Frances Trollope; attributed to Sir George Hayter.

      [c.1820] Head and neck, facing slightly left, in pastel & wash. Framed & glazed in an oval cloth mount. Image approx. 20cm. tall. Frame 38 x 31cm.Although unsigned, this is thought to be the novelist Frances Trollope, by George Hayter, R.A. He was a friend of Frances's husband Thomas, and was known to be a frequent visitor to Julians, the family's home. PLEASE NOTE: VAT will be added to the price of this item within the EU.

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        Istituto ossia regole e costituzioni generali della congregazione delle figlie di carita' sotto la protezione di s. vincenzo de' paoli. roma, presso vincenzo poggioli, 1820.

      Cm. 20,5, pp. 429 (1). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle rossa, dorso liscio con titoli e fitti fregi in oro, piatti con ricche decorazioni. Tagli in oro e sguardie marmorizzate. Un timbretto religioso al frontespizio. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, impreziosito da ina legatura assai decorativa. Testo in italiano e francese a fronte.

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        Ivanhoe; A Romance. 3 vols.

      Edinburgh, Archibald Constable & Co., 1820. Contemporary straightgrained morocco, spines gilt, gilt borders, hinges slightly weak. A beautiful set exhibiting slight yellowing to pages due to age and with evidence of minor foxing.. First edition. First printing with pp 159-306 misnumbered as 151-298, All half titles are present. Ivanhoe is sometimes given credit for helping to increase popular interest in the Middle Ages in 19th century Europe and America. John Henry Newman claimed that 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, due primarily to the publication of this novel

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        Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence

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

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        THE CHILDREN IN THE WOOD. Embellished with 7 Wood Cuts.

      16pp. including self-wrappers. Spine expertly repaired; else a very good copy. Richard Burdekin's chapbooks are rarely found. We can locate only two copies, one at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and another at Brown University in the United States.

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        Landscape and Castle by Laporte

      circa 1820. Hand-coloured aquatint printed on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor creasing, and mild rippling. Trimmed virtually to image on all sides. 15 1/2 x 19 inches. 15 3/4 x 19 7/8 inches. A stunning pastoral landscape engraved after an original work by the famous watercolour painter John Laporte. This print may be part of a series as the inscription below the title, which reads, "From Select Compositions of Modern Masters," seems to suggest. A student of the aquatint engraver J. C. Stadler and the Royal Academy Schools, Frederick Christian Lewis was a renowned and versatile painter, engraver, and etcher. Although he produced and exhibited many landscape paintings throughout his life, he was chiefly known for his prolific and varied engravings. In addition to his separately issued topographical, sporting, and landscape prints, he executed numerous engravings after the Old Masters and eminent contemporary artists like Landseer, Bonington, and Danby for publications such as John Chamberlaine's Original Designs of the most Celebrated Masters in the Royal Collection (1812) and William Ottley's Italian School of Design (1823). Lewis was also a skilled portraitist, and he received copious engraving commissions from various members of the Royal Family. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Mémoire présenté á l'Académie royale des Sciences, le 2 octobre 1820, où se trouve compris le résumé de ce qui avait été lu á la même Académie les 18 et 25 septembre 1820, sur les effets des courans électriques. [AND] Suite du Mémoire sur l'Action mutuelle entre deux courans électriques, entre un courant électrique et un aimant ou le globe terrestre, et deux animans.

      Paris, Crochard, 1820. 8vo. In 'Annales de Chimie et de Physique', Volume 15, pp.59-76;170-218. The entire volme 15 offered here in contemporary fine half calf with gilt spine. Five engraved plates accompanying the memoires. A fine copy.. First edition of the first announcement of Ampère's discoveries on electromagnetism. Ampère first heard of Ørsted's discovery of electromagnetism on the 4th of September when Arago announced Ørsted's results to the Paris Academy of Sciences. In Ørsted's experiment a current-carrying wire is held over, and under, a compass needle - the result being that the needle is positioned at 45 degrees in respect to the wire. Ampére immediately saw that this result made no physical sense and realized that the true nature of the effect could not be observed until the force of terrestrial magnetism was somehow neutralized; what Ørsted had observed and reported on was the resultant of the force from the wire and that from the earth's magnetic field. Ampère discovered that the compass needle sets at 90 degrees to the current-carrying wire when the effect of terrestial magnetism is eliminated. He also observed that current-carrying wires which are formed as spirals act as permanent magnets, and this lead him to his theory that electricity in motion produces magnetism and that permanent magnets must contain electrical currents. And thus Ampère laid the foundation of the new field of electrodynamics.Ampère announced his theory and experimental results, for the first time, in a series of memoires read before the Paris Academy of Sciences in September and October 1820. These memoires were first published in the September and October issues of Arago's 'Annales de Chimie et de Physique' (the offered items). In November Ampère had a seperate printing of his findings published under the title 'Mémoires sur I'action mutuelle de deux courans électriques, sur celle qui existe entre un courant électrique et un aimant ou le globe terrestre, et celle de deux aimans I'un sur I'autre.' (Dibner 62, Norman 43). On the title-page of this publication it is stated 'Extrait des Annales de Chimie et de Physique' and therefore this publication is often identified as an offprint of the two offered papers (see the Norman sales catalogue for an example). This is, however untrue, since it contains considerable changes and additions in comparison with text of the journal issues (see Williams: What were Ampère's Earliest Discoveries in Electrodynamics? ISIS, volume 74, p.492).Honeyman 82, Barchas 51, Wheeler 762

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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

      Ackermann 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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        Versuche über die Wirkung des electrischen Conflicts auf die Magnetnadel. (Experimenta circa Effectum, etc. Expériences sur l'effet du conflict électrique sur l'aiguille animantée).

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1820. Contemporary half calf. Raised bands, gilt spine. Spine slightly rubbed. "Annalen der Physik. Hrsg. von Ludwig Wilhelm Gilbert", Bd. 66. Small stamps on verso of title-pages (2) and verso of plates. (12), 426 pp., 1 folded table a. 3 engraved plates. The entire volume offered. Oersted's paper: pp. 295-304. Internally clean and fine.. First edition of the first German translation (by Gilbert) of Oersted's epoch-making announcement of his discovery of electromagnetism, printed in the same year as the Latin original. The work originally appeared in Latin as "Experimenta circa effectum conflictus electrici in acun magneticam. Hafniæ, 1820"; this Latin pamphlet is impossibly scarce and only a few copies are known, as it was privately printed in a very small number and was only distributed to colleagues in Europe. This discovery and confirmation of the connection between 2 forces, electricity and magnetism, must be considered one of the happiest events in the history of science, both with regard to scientific and practical results."From the moment that Ørsted's discovery became known it created an enormous sensation. The results communicated were so astounding that they were received with a certain distrust, but they were stated with such accuracy that it could hardly be permitted to entertain any doubts. In the course of a short time the treatise was translated into all the chief languages." (Kirstine Meyer). In a note Gilbert says, that it is a word by word translation of Oersted's small Latin pamphlet, "Eine fast wörtliche Uebersetzung des einzeln gedruckten, lateinischen, de 21 Juli 1820 geschriebenen Viertel-Bogens, de von Hrn. Oersted mehreren zugeschicht worden ist..."When Oersted's discovery became known to European physicists they became busy with testing Oersted's results; thus, this volume of "Annalen" contains some important papers on electromagnetism in German: Gilbert: Untersuchungen über die Einwirkung des geschlossenen galvanisch-electrischen Kreises uaf die Magnetnadel. pp. 331-391; Biot & Savart: Von einer Abhandlung über die Magnetismus der Voltaischen Sáule (The Law of Biot & Savart), pp. 392-394 (German extract); Yelin: Ueber den Zusammenhang der Electricität mit dem einigen Zusätzen von Gilbert.; Muncke: Einiges die Polarisierung des Lichtes und die Oersted'schen Versuche betreffend... The volume also contains first German editions of papers by Biot, Gay-Lussac, G.G. Schmidt, Humphrey Davy, etc.Dibner:61 - PMM: 282 - Horblitt: 3 b. - Sparrow: 152

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      R. Ackermann London: R. Ackermann, 1820. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Issue. ONE OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES. 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. 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 Sch?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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        Suffer the Children to come unto Me

      circa 1820. Watercolour, heightened with india ink, on wove paper, some discoloration noticable on the front in the margins. On the verso, framing directions in pencil with a title "Christ Blessing Little Children" and a name, perhaps the owner, Mrs. Pollard. 33 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches. 35 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Christ sits with five apostles standing behind Him, and blesses seven children attended by five women; a bearded man stands behind them.

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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?

      Printed by J.F. Dovefor Richard Priestley 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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        Autograph Transcription of his poem "Abelard to Eloise"

      n.p. New York ca. 1820 n.p. [New York, ca. 1820]. 12mo. 2 pp. on recto and verso of single sheet. Inlaid, very good . A very rare autograph of the New York poet (1795-1820), author of "The Culprit Fay," literary collaborator and friend of Fitzgreen Halleck under their penname "The Croakers," and member of the "Knickerbocker group" which included Washington Irving, William Cullen Bryan, et al. Only one autograph of any sort has appeared at auction in the past 35 years, at the Bradley Martin Sale in 1990. This particular poem remained unpublished, in fact, until it was reproduced in facsimile in James Grant Wilson's BRYANT, AND HIS FRIENDS: SOME REMINISCENCES OF THE KNICKERBOCKER WRITERS in 1886. Beneath this is a second manuscript poem in a different hand, beginning "I chased from the dew moisten'd breast of a rose," with a pencilled note "in the handwriting of Frank R. Tillou (?), brother-in-law of J.R.D"

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        Collection des costumes de la Suisse et de ses pays limitrophes.

      Zurich: Keller et Fussli, n.d. circa 1820.. Hand-coloured floral garland aquatint title and 24 charming hand coloured aquatint plates of costumes each with tissue guard. 12mo ( 4 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches), original vellum-backed powder blue boards lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; some light soiling to binding but generally very good, two tissue guards creased else internally excellent. The plates represent the following cantons: Zurich; Berne, Lucerne; Uri; Schwyz; Unterwalden; Zoug; Glarus; Frybourg; Soleure; Bale; Schaffhouse; Appenzell; St. Gall; Grisons; Argovie; Thurgovie; Tessin; Vaud; Valais; Neuchatel; Geneve; Tyrol; & Foret noire. Very rare.

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        Indsendt. Ved nogle Forsøg, som jeg i Vinter anstillede i mine Forelæsninger over Electricitet, Galvanismus og Magnetismus ....Lagdes en tynd Traad eller Strimmel af Platin, Messing, Bly, Tin eller Jern parallelt med Magnetnaalen... H.C. Ørsted. (Submitted. By some Experiments as was made by me last Vinter while lecturing on Electricity, Galvanism, and Magnetism....There was laid a thin wire or strip of Platinum, Brass, Lead, Pewter or Iron parallel to the magnetic Needle....H.C. Ørsted).

      Kiøbenhavn, Andreas Seidelin, 1820. Contemporary marbled boards. Paper titlelabel with contemp. handwritten title on spine. In: "Dansk Litteratur = Tidende for Aaret 1820. (Redigeret af Peter Erasmus Müller.)." X,822 pp. (The entire volume 1820, comprising all 52 issues, numb. 1-52). A few issues with very faint browning to upper right corner, otherwise very clean, printed on good paper. Oersted's 2 pages, announcing his discovery in No. 28 (week 28 of 1820): pp. 447-448.. The offered paper represents THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT IN PRINT of H.C. Ørsted's epocal discovery of THE MAGNETIC ACTION OF ELECTRICITY.There is no recorded sale at all of this paper.The offered paper was published in the 28th week of July, 1820 (No. 28 of the periodical), which means that it was published somewhere between July 11 and July 16, probably the 11th or 12th. The paper which made Oersted famous all over Europe was his Latin pamphlet "Extperimenta circa effectum conflictus electrici in acun magneticam. Hafniæ, 1820", dated July 21, 1820. This brief (4 pp.) description was sent on the same day (according to Kirstine Meyer) to learned bodies and scholars in all European countries. The communication offered here (in Danish) was published at least a week before before "Experimenta".THE CORE OF OERSTED'S DISCOVERY is explained in the offered paper where he describes how the results - the magnetic effect of the electrical current carrying wire - were first found with an indescent platinum wire, and how the experiments were then carried out with non-incandescent wires of diverse materials, and that the magnetical effect depended on the dimension of the wire. In Oersted's papers we have both a draft written in Oersted's hand on acid-stained paper, and an almost identircal paper in another handwriting. These notes of experiments forms the content of the paper.(Kirstine Meyer names this draft "Supplement II"). In Supplement III and IV (15th and 21st of July) he further describes his experiments with the conducting wire in various positions parallel to the wire and by this he had the material for the famous communication of 21st of July, the "Experimenta".This discovery and confirmation of the connection between 2 forces, electricity and magnetism, must be considered one of the happiest events in the history of science, both with regard to scientific and practical results. - "From the moment that Ørsted's discovery became known it created an enormous sensation. The results communicated were so astounding that they were received with a certain distrust, but they were stated with such accuracy that it could hardly be permitted to entertain any doubts. In the course of a short time the treatise was translated into all the chief languages." (Kirstine Meyer). The paper offered is not mentioned by Kirstine Meyer (in The Scientific Life and Works of H.C. Ørsted, Introduction to Ørsted's collected works), but its publication is described in Dan Ch. Christensen's "Naturens Tankelæser. En biografi om Hans Christian Ørsted" 2 Vols. 2009. He writes here "What we know is, that 'Dansk Litteraturtidende' was published in the week that followed Ørsted's excursion with his father to "Dyrehaven" July 9th.To this issue Ørsted had sent his first report concerning the series of experiments" (Vol. 2, p. 616, our translation).Erslew "Almindeligt Forfatterlexicon", Bd. III, p. 688. - Bibliotheca Danica IV: 535 (The periodical was published from 1811-36). - Dibner:61 - PMM: 282 - Horblitt: 3 b. - Sparrow: 152. (all 4 only recording "Experimenta")

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        On the Application of Analysis to the Discovery of Logical Theorems and Porisms,

      First Edition, extracted from Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 16pp quarto with full-page engraved plate, read May 1st, 1820, modern boards, an excellent copy, partially unopened and with very wide margins, [Edinburgh, Royal Society Edinburgh], 1823. Van Sinderen 21. Not in Origins of Cyberspace. One of Babbage's few papers on geometry. Photograph available on request.

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        A Treatise of Equity. With the Addition of Marginal References and Notes, By John Fonblanque, Esq. Barrister at Law. Fifth Edition, Corrected, with Considerable Additions. Two Volumes [complete]

      The final edition of the first systematic work on modern equity, begun by Henry Ballow in 1737 and then elaborately glossed and revised by John Fonblanque, "bec[oming] an instant classic", winning fame for Fonblanque and making his reputation. Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed a bit of foxing, but a superior set, once that of George Essell, with extensive notations in early hands throughout. Printed for J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers [etc.], London, 1820.

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        Om blåsrörets användande i kemien och mineralogien.

      Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, 1820. 8:o. (10),302,(2) s. & 4 utvikbara grav. plr. Samtida hfrbd med guldornerad och blindpressad ryggdekor. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt nött och med ytlig sprickbildning. Några enstaka småfläckar. Liten skada i pappret på s. 48 med förlust av ett par bokstäver, s. 73 med reva och liten pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 249.. Holmberg Bibliografi över J. J. Berzelius 1820:1. Ett stort antal översättningar utkom av detta viktiga verk

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        Om Blåsrörets Användande i Kemien och Mineralogien. Stockholm, Henr. A. Nordström, 1820.

      Recent hcloth. (10),302,(2) pp. and 4 folded engraved plates. Very few brownspots.. First edition of Berzelius' important work on the Blowpipe, through which it became the most importent instrument of the chemist. The following years it was translated into German, English, French and Russian

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        Om blåsrörets användande i kemien och mineralogien.

      Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, 1820. 8:o. (10),302,(2) s. & 4 utvikbara grav. plr. Häftad och oskuren i ngt fläckigt samtida gråpappomslag med tryckt titeletikett med prisuppgift. Ryggen mörknad. Inlagan delvis ouppskuren. Titelbladets övre hörn med en lagning, liksom nedre delen av yttermarginalen. En fuktfläck på det efterföljande dedikationsbladet. Pappersförluster i yttermarginalen på s. (3)-(6) och sista opaginerade bladet med bläckfläckar. Med en samtida namnteckning, J. Waller.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 11080. Holmberg Bibliografi över J. J. Berzelius 1820:1. Ett stort antal översättningar utkom av detta viktiga verk

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        Kiel von der Ost-, West-, Süd-Seite und Kiel von der Nord-Seite von der Anhöhe bei der Sandgrube. Nrn. 1-4. Vier altkolor. Kupferstiche von L.J.C. Bünsow nach C.F.J. Bünsow, um 1820. Je ca. 10 x 17,5 cm.

      Klose-Martius 61-64.- Seltene Serie von feinen Kiel-Ansichten.

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        Recherches chimiques sur les quinquinas

      Paris, 1820. First edition. No Dust Jacket. Discovery and Isolation of Quinine Pelletier, Pierre Joseph (1788-1842) & Caventou, Joseph Bienaim?1795-1877). Recherches chimiques sur les quinquinas. In Annales de chimie et de physique 15 (Nov.-Dec. 1820): 289-318, 337-365. Together 2 whole numbers, 8vo. 225-335, 337-448pp. 3 plates. 220 x 144 mm. (uncut and partly unopened). Original printed wrappers, spines worn & partly defective. Minor dust-soiling, otherwise very good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 5233. The discovery and isolation of quinine. Between 1818 and 1821, the French chemists Pelletier and Caventou isolated a number of alkaloids from plants, including strychnine (1818), brucine and veratrine (1819), cinchonine and quinine (1820) and caffeine (1821). "The discovery of quinine was by far the most dramatic result of their collaboration, and soon there was worldwide demand for quinine as a therapeutic agent. In a letter written to the Academy of Sciences in 1827, Pelletier and Caventou pointed out that by 1826 a burgeoning French industry was annually producing approximately 90,000 ounces of quinine sulfate from cinchona bark, enough to treat more than a million individuals" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography).

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        Balagans or summer Habitations, with the method of Drying Fish at St. Peter & Paul. Kamtschatka

      BoydellLondon:: Boydell,. 1809 (1820).. A view of the raised summer dwellings of the natives of Kamtschatka, Russia, 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. Vol. III Book VI. page 375. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 363mm.Colored aquatint and accompanying letterpress in very good condition. The text is drawn from the published account of the voyage. The print & letterpress are watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.362b.

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        ALPHABET DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS orné de 27 gravures.

      72 pages. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page, and 4 full-page plates each bearing six images of trades. Original plain untitled sheep. 12mo in sixes. 14.6 x 8.8 cm. Spine cracked, and with some loss of leather; some corners turned; blank corner lost from frontispiece; else a very good copy contained in a folding cloth box with leather, gilt label to the spine. Would seem to be different issue of Gumuchian 62.

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        STENNETT, R. ALDIBORONTIPHOSKYPHORNIOSTIKOS; A Round Game, for merry parties: with rules for playing the game. Embellished with sixteen elegantly coloured engravings.

      35 [36]pp. printed on one side only. Illustrated with a full-page engraved frontispiece, vignette on title, and 15 half-page engravings all coloured by hand. Original printed wrappers. Spine repaired; ownership inscriptions at start; else a good copy of a scarce game.Osborne p.226; Gumuchian 212. A reading game loosely based around the alphabet where children compete to read with the greatest speed, 'blunderers' paying forfeits.

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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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        Östergöthland / Upland / Södermanland [the aquatints only]

      [Stockholm] Ca.1820-1830. Folio. 38,5 x 51 cm. 72 aquatint plates + 72 text leaves. Contemporary full calf. Gilt borders at the boards. Gilt decorations at the spine. Beautiful marbled end papers. Book plate at the front paste down. Worn binding. Bumped corners. Gilt faded. Some stains and scratches to the boards. One plate and one text leaf loose. Light staining and spotting to the margins. Creases.Two text leaves with more foxing. Two plates browned and with offsetting from the text. A couple of leaves with frayed margins. Three plates with breaks along the plate mark. Four leaves with a little loss to the margin. Eight leaves with water stain into the image and text areas. About twenty leaves with tears to the margins, none into the image areas. Many guard papers creased, some with spots and a couple with small losses. Image areas in nice condition.. The plates depicts beautiful country estates in their natural settings. The text is in French and Swedish. The plates are from the monumental topographical work. "Fordna och närvarande Sverige", wnich was published 1817-1867 in 12 volumes containing 367 plates. The first two parts of the work - Skåne and Östergötland - were executed entierly in aquatint. When the original creator Ulric Thersner died in 1828 the aquatint technique was abandoned and lithography was adopted for the execution of the rest of the work. At that time both the provinces of Upland and Södermanland were under production, which explains why these two volumes have plates both in aquatint and lithography. The present book is a compilation of the aquatints from Östergötland, Uppland and Södermanland. It contains all the 36 plates to Östergötland, all the 20 aquatint plates to Upland and all the16 aquatint plates to Södermanland. Many of the plates are quite striking

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        [An italian fantasy landscape?]

      About 1820. Image area 27 x 36 cm. The whole sheet 31 x 40 cm. Pencil drawing on laid paper marked "J H & Zoonen". A couple of minor stains. Very nice condition.. A fine drawing depicting a landscape with ruins, streams, hills, peasants and more. The motif is unknow, but looks like a fantasy landscape in Italy. Elias Fredrik Martin was borned in 1804. He was the grandson of the internationally renowned swedish painter and engraver Elias Martin. The present work was probably executed when the artist was a youngster. Elias Fredrik Martin lived most of his life in the provincial town of Nyköping just south of Stockholm. He is best known for his wonderful views in lithography of small towns in southern Sweden such as Nyköping, Västervik, Kalmar, Uppsala and others. Marked with a small round blue stamp at the verso "Christian Hammer Stockholm". Hammer was a great 19th. century collector of books, prints and all sorts of artefacts. Drawings by Elias Fredrik Martin are very scarce

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