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        Memorie della regia citta' di venezia e monumento di canova. (venezia), gio. gallo, s.a. (1820 ca.).

      Cm. 10 x 16 in formato d'album, frontespizio inciso e 25 (di 26!) tavole fuori testo incise all'acquatinta e finemente colorate. Leg. orig. in cart. arancione con titoli in oro. Tagli dorati. Manca la seconda tavola. Leg. un po' scolorita e con una piccola reintegrazione al dorso, peraltro bell'esemplare, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bella collezione di vedute in miniatura della città di Venezia disegnate da Bertoja ed incise da Lazzari. Estremamente raro soprattutto per gli esemplari in coloritura coeva, come il presente (nessuno di questi riscontrato sul mercato antiquario negli ultimi anni).

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        LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA.

      In folio gr., 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (6),(da pp. 341 a 352, di Indice, ma appartenenti al II vol.),XXIV,331; 339,(6 di presentazione da parte del tipografo Marenigh). Questa ediz., introdotta da una ?vita? dell?A. di Lorenzo Crasso, è superbamente illustrata da: un ritratto del Tasso ed uno del Principe Niccolò Esterhazy - cui è dedicata l?opera - inc. in rame da Raffael Morghen; 20 tavv. f.t., una per ogni canto, disegnate da Franc. Sabatelli e da Gaspare Martellini, ed incise da vari artisti sotto la direz. dello stesso Morghen. Cfr. Raccolta Tassiana della ?Bibl. Mai di Bergamo?,368: ?Magnifica edizione? - Gamba,960 (in Nota) cita questa ediz. ?fra quelle che hanno ottenuto maggior fama per lusso tipografico?. Con lievi fiorit. o tracce d?uso ma certam. un buon esemplare, a grandi margini con barbe.

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        Guida del forestiere per la citta' di bologna e suoi sobborghi divisa in due parti... bologna, per annesio nobili, 1820.

      Due volumi di cm. 18, pp. xxiv, 570 + (2) d'errata. Con 15 tavole f.t. incise in rame (alcune delle quali ripiegate, tra cui la grande pianta della città). Bross. orig. con titoli e decorazioni a stampa. Qualche segno d'uso esterno, ma copia molto genuina e marginosa (in barbe). Si tratta della non comune prima edizione di questa guida che fu più volte ristampata negli anni successive e che rappresenta una delle più complete compilazioni ottocentesche riguardante la città emiliana.

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        Dell'istoria di milano. milano, tip. manini e rivolta, 1820.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 30, pp. xi (1) 428 (2); 534 (2); 594 (2); 528. Con molte incisioni nel testo e 25 tavole fuori testo fra cui due carte ripiegate (carta geografica dell'Alta Italia e pianta di Milano). Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su doppi tasselli. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, particolarmente marginoso (in barbe). Si tratta della prima edizione di questa storia milanese che prende in esame il periodo storico dalle origini al 1535.

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        Autograph letter signed to Mr. Verney.

      Dated, 2d. ? 8 pages 8vo on tan paper. She writes that he must not think her indifferent, but she has been too busy giving lessons, ("in this nervous metropolis") that she cannot comply with his wishes. "My mission in life is music". At the end she congratulates him and his wife with their baby.. Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt (1820-1887), Swedish soprano. While in the United States, on February 5, 1852, Lind married pianist Otto Goldschmidt, Afterwards, she signed her name "Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt"

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        View in Queen Charlotte's Sound, New Zealand

      BoydellLondon:: Boydell,. 1809 (1820).. The only view of New Zealand 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). The image is notable in that it includes the landing party from the ship, with their tents pitched on shore and various other supplies. The Maoris in the foreground have a regal bearing, and there is just a hint of tatooing on their faces. Two of their boats are quite close to shore, some men carry caught fish.The Discovery & Resolution are seen moored in the distance. London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 1 Chap. 7. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm.Colored aquatint, with vibrant color, with a few foxing spots in the sky, two dark thumbprints in the margin outside the plate marks, a small closed tear repaired and a little dusty & ruffled at the edges. The print is watermarked J. Whatman 1820, while the letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819.Joppien & Smith 3.12b.

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        Lind, Jenny (1820-1887). Autograph note, 19 January 1849

      Lind, Jenny (1820-1887). Autograph note, 19 January 1849. 1 leaf, 8vo. (11.3 x 18cm). Folded, in brown ink. In excellent condition. To an unidentified recipient. Concerning the end of her operatic career [translation]: “Ms Lind regrets very much that further commitments for the next year cannot be accepted.” “Fräulein Lind bedauert sehr daß sie keine weitere Engagements für die nächste Zeit annehmen kann.” At 28, Lind was at the height of her career, having made her triumphal début in Vienna, in 1846, and, the following year, in London, in the presence of Queen Victoria. Having decided to give up theatrical roles, she sang in Sweden during the winter of 1847, making her last Stockholm appearance as Norma in April 1848. She then sang for a second season at Her Majesty’s, followed by an extensive tour of Great Britain. In December she sang Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Exeter Hall, London. Persuaded to give six extra farewell performances at Her Majesty’s, she made her final stage appearance there as Alice on 10 May 1849. In 1850 she embarked on an eight-month concert tour throughout the USA, visiting 93 cities. She continued to sing in concerts and oratorios, both in Germany and in England, where she lived from 1858 until her death. In 1883, the year of her last public performance, she became professor of singing at the RCM.

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        Set of Four Shooting Prints, [Plate 1] Shooting, Going Out, [Plate 2] Shooting, Game Found, [Plate 3] Shooting, Dogs brought the Game, and reloading, [Plate 4] Shooting, Refreshing

      circa 1820. Colour printed aquatints heightened with gum arabic. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on the bottom margin. Four puncture holes on left margin where it was bound together. Plate 1, has some very minor foxing in margins. Image size: 9 ¾ x 12 5/8 inches. 12 5/8 x 15 3/4 inches. A handsome set of four shooting prints aquatinted by S. Himley after paintings by the celebrated sporting artist Dean Wolstenholme. Around 1820, S. Himley produced two sets of hunting aquatints after skilled paintings by Wolstenholme. These sets, expertly engraved in aquatint, were comprised of four plates illustrating shooting, and four plates depicting coursing. As with many of the prints after Wolstenholme's paintings it is difficult to decipher whether Himley's works reproduced paintings by Dean Wolstenhome Snr. or by his son Dean Wolstenholme Jnr. The Wolstenholme's were both talented sporting artists who earned a reputation as skilled animal painters. Both father and son exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and garnered countless commissions from eager enthusiasts. They specialized in fine hunting scenes and had a natural flare for depicting movement, which lends their work an animation and life, which is truly compelling. This stunning set of four shooting prints is rarely found as a complete set and is a wonderful example of English sporting art at its best. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints 286-313, 364

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        [Leporello album]

      About 1820-1830. Folded 12 x 8,5 cm.Unfolded 12 x 140 cm. 18 hand coloured plates folding into a paper board folder. Contemporary folder with brown floral papers at the boards and the spine. Brown marbled paper at the inside of the boards. Rebacked. Some wear to the board edges. The images are in fine condition.. The plates depicts 18 different monastic orders. The name of the respective order in italian at each plate. The orders are: Domenicano, Ministro dégi Inferni, Camaldolese, Carmelitano, Paolotto, Francescano, Scalzetto, Conventuale, Cappuccino, Benedettino, Certosino, Trinitario, Passionista, Cistercense, Agostiniano, Gesuita, Monaco di S. Basilio, Monaco Olivetano

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        SMITH'S CLASSICAL ATLAS Containing Distinct Maps of the Countries Described in Ancient History, Both Sacred and Profane

      London:: Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller Extraordinary to His Majestry.. 1820.. Folio. 16" x 12-5/8". 2nd Edition, 1st published in 1809. Unpaginated. Printed index page.. Period brown half-sheep binding with marbled paper boards.. General binding wear. Ffep creased. Maps clean. A VG copy.. Regions displayed include: The entire area of Europe, Asia & Africa; Britannia; Gallia; Hispania; Germania; Italia; Macedonia et Thracia: Graeciae; Asia Minor; Regiones inter Euphraten et Indum; Palaestina; Africa & ®gyuptus. OCLC shows 4 holdings, of which 2 are in the US. . Engraved title page. 22 regions, depicted on 14 hand-colored maps, of which 9 are double page.

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        The Naval Chronology of Great Britain

      Lon., 1820.. Color plates. “An historical account of naval and maritime events, from... 1803... to ... 1816.” Includes a few American War of 1812 illustrations, but concentrates primarily on European action, including Trafalgar. Illustrated by 60 colored aquatint plates. Plates are clean. Handsomely bound in half blue morocco over boards. Frontispiece in volume I is repaired with no loss. A very good set of a famous work. 3 vols.

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

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

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        Prontuario Juridico, Y Elementos Practicos para Exercer el Arte

      1820. Cabanach y Malart, Poncio. Prontuario Juridico, Y Elementos Practicos para Exercer el Arte de Edificar sin Agravio del Vecino. Barcelona: Con Licencia, c. 1820. [iv], 76 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, hand-lettered title to spine. Light edgewear, negligible soiling, light browning to endleaves. Tiny early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Second edition. Cabanach describes how to prevent legal complaints from neighbors when building a house. Topics include common walls, windows, chimneys, drains and privacy. It was first published in 1782 and other editions appeared in 1848 and 1851. All are rare. No copies of the c. 1820 edition on OCLC, which records 1 copy of the 1782 ed. (at Harvard Law School), 1 of the 1848 (at the Library of Congress) and 1 copy of the 1851 (at Wake Forest University). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 38508n.

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        The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests.

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820.. This is the rare eight-volume set of Gillies great classic, as published in 1820. Part 1 is the four-volume sixth-edition of the History that first appeared in 1786: Part 2 is a four-volume "New Edition, with Corrections and Additions ".Gillies saw these eight volumes as one work, and says in the Preface to Part 2 "In the compass of eight volumes, I have thus attempted a work...wanting in modern literature."The subtitle of Part 1 is "From the Earliest Accounts Till the Division of the Macedonian Empire in the East; Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts".The subtitle of Part 2 is "Embracing the History of the Ancient World, from the Dominion of Alexander to that of Augustus; With a survey of Preceding Periods, and a Continuation of the History of Arts and Letters". Part 1: Volume 1, xii+515 pp, with engraved folding map "of the Western Division of the Grecian Colonies, & Conquests"; Volume II, viii+413 pp; Volume III, viii+522 pp; Volume IV, viii+452+ 59 pp unpaginated Index.Part 2: Volume I, xv+563 pp. with engraved folding map of the Eastern Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests; Volume II, viii+570 pp; Volume III, viii+519 pp; Volume IV, viii+631pp, of which 525-631is the index. Bound in contemporary full polished calf, five panelled spines with decorarttive gilt panels and lining, with 13 original spine labels and 3 matching modern replacement labels. The set shows some wear, rubbing, etc, but it has been professionally restored, with spine extremities strengthened where neccessary. The maps are in very good condition, texts are tight and clean, there is some old worm damage to endpapers, there is the signature of Thomas B Parry on the title pages of each volume, and a longer inscription relating to the acquisition of the books on the front pastedown of the final volume. "Mr Parry, son-in-law to the Rev D MacDonald, Minister of Killean, Kintyre, Argylshire has had bequeathed to him all Mr Parry's Books, or rather presented to him by his daughter after her husband's death".

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        The Works of Flavius Josephus...... (4 Vols complete)

      London: Lackington, Hughes...., 1820 The Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian and celebrated warrior. In four Volumes to which is added three dissertations concerning Jesus Christ........ With an index to the whole, and copper plates. 4 Volumes complete, in uniform contemporary tree calf with gilt tooling to edges, all edges and corners lightly worn and bumped. All spines have been professionally relaid keeping all the old, gilt tooling and titles to maroon leather labels, some chipped at edges, vol 3 has a new one. Internally all have marbled endpapers, and text block edges, some offsetting and light foxing. Vol 1, frontis of Josephus, [2], 516 pp. Vol 2, [2], map, 527 pp. Vol 3, [2], map, 523 pp. Vol 4, [2], 527 pp. The map of the Middle East dated 1806 as is the plan of Jerusalem. A lovely set in contemporary bindings. Whiston, natural philosopher and theologian, this most successful of Whiston's works, published in 1737 with maps of the Holy Land and engravings of the temple, was long the standard English translation and was in continuous reprint throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (see ODNB for a full Bio.) (see Sandys 412. Darlow Moule 813. Allibone 2676)

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        Nouveau Jeu de l'oie renouvellé des Grecs

      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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        The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of The Picturesque; A Poem & The Second Tour, In Search of Consolation; A Poem

      R. Ackermann London: R. Ackermann, (1813) & 1820. Third edition and Second Edition respectively. leather_bound. 19th century full calf rehinged. Aeg. Near fine. 2 vols/No Dust Jacket. 276, 277 pages. 23 x 15 cm. 30 and 24 colored plates respectively designed and etched by Rowlandson. "Picturesque," first appeared originally in the POETICAL MAGAZINE under the title, "The Schoolmaster's Tour," text is by William Combe. Second state of plate 15 (Skiminngton Riders). "Consolation," appeared originally in eight monthly parts, text by William Combe. TOOLEY 427, 428. Bookplates, some plate offsetting, age toning mostly marginal, elegant binding: gilt paneled polished speckled brown calf with inlaid tan calf center cover panels within triple gilt fillet border panels, gilt paneled spine, dark brown morocco spine labels, inner gilt dentelles.

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        BarnabE Itinerarium, or Barnabee's Journal . .. with a Life of the Author, a Bibliographical Introduction to the itinerary, and a Catalogue of his Works. Edited from the First Edition by Joseph Haselwood

      London: s.n. 1820 London: [s.n.], 1820. One of 125 copies, privately printed. 2 vols., 12. Frontispiece, plates. Full green morocco, gilt, by BEDFORD. Bookplate of Hugh Perkins and morocco ex-libris of Estelle Doheny. Lovely set of this fine edition. Lowndes I, 260

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        The Retrospective Review, Volumes 1-14 & Volumes 1 & 2 New Series (complete)

      London: Charles & Henry Baldwin, later volumes Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1820-1828.. 16 volumes, engraved titles. 8vo, contemporary half tan calf , spines floral gilt and with black lettering and numbering pieces; a little rubbed, a few headbands slightly chipped, lower joint of vol. 16 cracked, attractive on the shelf however.

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        Original 19th Century Watercolor of Chinese Tradesman: Chinese Vegetable Boy

      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. A young boy balances two hanging trays filled with with leafy vegetables. His vibrant costume mirrors the verdant stock of his offering. 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 the then exotic regions of the globe. The trades and costumes of China were well documented by the turn of the nineteenth century, 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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        IL MUSEO CHIARAMONTI. Milano, 1820.

      Bella ril. in cartone rivestito, dorso in cuoio con decorazioni e titolo in oro, cm 31x22, pp 556 di t., 53 tavv f.t. finemente incise di cui molte ripiegate. Ottimo esemplare.

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        A View of the Cove and Part of Sydney. New South Wales. Taken from Dawes Battery

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

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        Il carnevale di Roma.

      [Rome] [1820] 15 (of 20) etchings. Plate marks 20,5 x 47- 48 cm. The whole sheets 40,5 x 56 cm. Very large margins. Some minor creases, tears and dog´s ears. Very nice condition.. Here we have fifteen etchings to the great work "Il Carnevale di Roma" executed by the swedish artist Count Hjalmar Mörner. This is probably the high point of Mörners production.The images can be mounted to form a long frieze, but it is also devided into sections. The first two etchings are free standing, showing the early stages of the Carnival at Piazza del Popolo, then we have the Carnival in full swing. After that follows the Carnival along Corson. Then we have the horse race and the candle party. The serie ends with one scene from the Aliberti theater (missing here) and one from an osteria. As mentioned the sequence is interupted since five plates are missing (number 7,8, 12, 17 and 19). The plates were printed by Francesco Burlié. Mörner lived for several years in Rome

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        Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq. Begun by himself and concluded by his daughter Maria Edgeworth

      London: Printed for R. Hunter, 1820 First edition. Uncommon biography of the British educational reformer, inventor, and disciple of Rousseau. The second volume, written by his daughter, novelist Maria Edgeworth, concerns political, literary and family matters. Contemporary or slightly later half maroon calf over marbled boards. Spine ruled in gilt and blind with black morocco label. Two volumes octavo. . Portraits of Edgeworth, Erasmus Darwin, Thomas Day, and Lord Longford, and five other plates, two folding. Spines faded, corners lightly worn, a few light scuffs. A little light foxing. A very good set. With the bookplates of William Taylor Copeland (1797-1868), for a time head of the Spode pottery firm and lord mayor of London. He was an eccentric, radical and inventive man, deeply interested in the practical applications of science and in education. His influence on Maria was profound; he frequently 'edited' her work, managed her career, and imparted to her many of his own enthusiasms" (Oxford Companion to English Literature).

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        Die Staatslehre, oder über das Verhältnis des Urstaates zum Vernunftreiche in Vorträgen, gehalten im Sommer 1813 auf der Universität zu Berlin. (Aus seiner Nachlasse herausgegeben).

      Bln., G. Reimer, 1820. 8vo. Nice cont. hcalf, professionally later rebacked w. a new richly gilt back over the old one, very clean and fine copy. XVI, 336 pp.. First edition of Fichte's important final lectures on the state, held the year before his death (1814). One of the rarest of Fichte's works, probably published by his son I.H. Fichte. Also with the two "Beilage": "J.G. Fichte's Rede an seine Zuhörer, Abbrechung der Vorlesungen über Wissenschafslehre am 19. Februar 1813" and "Ueber die einzig mögliche Störung der akademischen Freiheit"."Fichte had always had a lively interest in pedagogical issues and assumed a leading role in planning the new Prussian university to be established in Berlin (though his own detailed plans for the same were eventually rejected in favor of those put forward by Wilhelm von Humboldt). When the new university finally opened in 1810, Fichte was the first head of the philosophical faculty as well as the first elected rector of the university. His final years saw no diminishment in the pace either of his public activity or of his philosophical efforts. He continued to produce new lectures on the foundations and first principles of his system, as well as new introductory lectures on philosophy in general ("Logic and Philosophy" [1812] and "The Facts of Consciousness" [1813]), political philosophy ("System of the Doctrine of Right" [1812] and "Doctrine of the State" [1813]) and ethics ("System of Ethical Theory" [1812]). As presaged perhaps by his earlier book on Machiavelli, these late forays into the domain of practical philosophy betray a darker view of human nature and defend a more authoritarian view of the state than anything to be found in Fichte's earlier writings on these subject.In 1813 Fichte canceled his lectures so that his students could enlist in the "War of Liberation" against Napoleon, of which Fichte himself proved to be an indirect casualty. From his wife, who was serving as a volunteer nurse in a Berlin military hospital, he contracted a fatal infection of which he died on January 29, 1814." (SEP)

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        Novus thesaurus philologico-criticus: sive Lexicon in LXX et reliquos interpretes graecos ac scriptores apocryphos Veteris Testamenti. Vol. 1: A-E. Vol. 2: Z-M

      Weidmann Leipzig: Weidmann, 1820. Hardcover. vg. 2 volumes in 4 parts. 8vo. xxi,594,596pp. 594,562pp. Half cloth over marbled boards with hand written title plate. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped and rubbed. Some rubbing and scuffing to boards. Wear to edges and corners. Sporadic foxing to some pages, not affecting text. Pictorial b/w frontispiece in Vol. I, depicting the author. Signature to title page of Vol. II: "Leon J. Liebreich. 1922." Mainly in Latin. Cover in good, book in very good condition.

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        Essais de Montaigne

      Paris: Chasseriau, 1820. publes d'apres l'edition la plus authentique, et avec des sommaires analytiques et de nouvelles notes. Volumes 2, 3, 4, 6 only! 476; 460; 506; 530 pages. Green quarter-leather with marbled boards and decorative gilt stamping on spine. Edges rubbed. Volume 3 has some signs of water damage on front and rear boards. The other volumes are not affected by this. A very small library stamp on each volume on a front leaf.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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 raisonne - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      Paris : chez l'auteur, 1820. 3rd Edition. Troisieme edition, augmentee de plus de deux mille articles, et d'un grand nombre de notes. Physical description; 4 vols. ; 21 cm (8vo). Subjects; Subject Bibliographies - Bibliographies. Universal. Bibliography - Universal catalogs. Bibliography - Rare Books. Notes; With half-titles. Language; French. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely and sumptuously bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in guilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, ... Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, ... and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining and Consecrating Bishops, priests, and Deacons; and the Thirty-Nine Articles of religion: with Notes Explanatory, Practical, and Historical, from approved Writers of the Church of England, Selected and Arranged by the Reverend Richard Mant

      Oxford: Printed by W. Baxter, 1820., 1820. 4to. (30 x 6 cm). Contemporary full black morocco with gilt titles and gilt decorative flat raised bands to spine, blind and gilt panelling to boards; marbled end papers; all edges gilt. With an Appendix. Beautiful binding, a little rubbed; later repair to upper hinge.

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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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        Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde. Ein geographisches Lesebuch für alle Stände. Neue unver. Aufl. Bde. 9-11: Asien. 3 Bde. Prag, 1820. Mit 10 (davon 5 grenzkolor., 9 gefalt.) Kupferkarten, 41 (davon 24 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und 3 gestoch. Titelvign. Hldr. -Bde. d. Zt. mit je 2 RSch. (bestoßen, teils mit Fehlstellen).

      Über die Asiatisch Türkei, Arabien, Persien, Kaukasien, Hindustan, Ceylon, Java, China, Japan u.a.- Vereinzelt leicht fleckig, eine Titelvignette auf Titel montiert, Band 2: die letzten ca. 30 Blätter mit kleiner Wurmspur im unteren Innensteg (teils wenig Buchstabenverlust).

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        32 Kupferstichtafeln von G. St. Hilaire nach H.J. Redouté u.a. (Paris, um 1820). Blattgr. 70 x 54 cm.

      1. 17 Fischdarstellungen wie Tigerfisch, Kugelfisch, Piranha u.a. 2. 8 Reptiliendarstellungen wie Krokodile oder Leguane. 3. 7 Säugetierdarstellungen von u.a. Hasen, Igel oder Fledermäusen.- Meist 2 oder mehr Darstellungen auf 1 Blatt.- Mit Randläsionen, angestaubt, teils etwas feuchtrandig im oberen Fünftel.

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        COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. BY HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR JOHN BROOKS, GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS BY AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE OF THIS COMMONWEALTH, PASSED ON THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF JUNE LAST, ENTITLED "AN ACT RELATING TO THE CALLING OF A CONVENTION"...[caption title]

      Boston. Sept. 12 1820. Boston. Sept. 12, 1820.. Broadside, 15 x 9 1/2 inches. Old folds. Short closed tear in left margin along one fold, not affecting text. Docketed on verso in contemporary manuscript; contemporary autograph inscription in lower margin: "Copy attest Alden Bradford Sec[retary] of the Common[wealth]." Very good. Broadside proclamation by the governor of Massachusetts announcing the results of a statewide vote to decide whether or not to call for delegates to change the state constitution. This was the second state constitutional convention, after the first of 1780, which resulted in nine amendments to the foundational document. Maine had been granted statehood in March 1820, a few months prior, separating it from Massachusetts. Having voted in town meetings across the state, the people of Massachusetts voted 11,756 to 6,593 in favor of amending the constitution. The governor therefore called upon all qualified citizens to assemble "on the third Monday of October next...[to] elect one or more Delegates...to meet Delegates from other Towns, in Convention at the State House, in Boston, on the third Wednesday of November next, to take into consideration the propriety and expediency of making any (and if any what) alterations or amendments in the present Constitution of Government of the Commonwealth...." The broadside is signed by Alden Bradford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. A nice piece of Massachusetts constitutional history.

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        A TREATISE ON ADULTERATIONS OF FOOD, AND CULINARY POISONS, EXHIBITING THE FRAUDULENT SOPHISTICATIONS OF BREAD, BEER, WINE, SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS, TEA, COFFEE, CREAM, CONFECTIONERY, VINEGAR, MUSTARD, PEPPER, CHEESE, OLIVE OIL, PICKLES, AND OTHER ARTICLES EMPLOYED IN DOMESTIC ECONOMY. AND METHODS OF DETECTING THEM

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. Foxing to preliminaries, remainder clean. Second edition (same year as first edition) 12mo. [ii], xxiv, 360p. Engraved title page vignette. Newly rebound in quarter leather with speckled board sides, the spine with original red title label retained and with panel ornaments in blind Bitting, p.2; Noling, p.2; Gabler, p.3.

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        The Family Herbal; Or, an Account of all Those English Plants, Which Are Remarkable for Their Virtues, and of the Drugs Which Are Produced by Vegetables of Other Countries, with Their Descriptions and Their Uses, As Proved by Experience

      Bungay, Brightly And Kinnersley [1820?], 1820. 1st Edition. Description: xl, 376 p. [54] color plates. Subjects: Botany--Great Britain. Botany, Medical. Binbliography & Book-collecting--Color plate books. Uniform Title: Useful family herbal. [English]. Finely bound in the original [full] aniline calf; professionally and very synpathetically re-spined. Raised bands with blind-tooled cross-bands and a morocco label. An uncommonly good example of a frustratingly scarce edition; scans on request.

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        A Narrative of a Journey into Persia, and Residence at Teheran; Containing a Descriptive Itinerary from Constantinople to the Persian Capital,

      London: W. Wright, 1820. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 8vo. xvi,402pp. followed by a 2pp publisher's catalogue. Contemporary half calf; spine with simple gold rules, red leather lettering peice, gilt, marbled paper boards, Hand-colored frontispiece of the interior of a Harem; folding map. The map has an unobtrusive repair of a short marginal tear (no loss). The map, endpapers and frontispiece are lightly soiled, board papers and edges generally worn and rubbed; else a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of John Gregory Crace, and with an inscription on a preliminary blank: "To Emily Patan from her affectionate husband J. F. Patan. Calcutta 1826." First edition in English of these letters written by Joseph Michel Tancoigne during his voyage to Persia between 1807 and 1809, as a member of the French embassy of the general Gardane, the first of the three French embassies to Persia in the nineteenth century. First published in Paris under the title "Letres sur la Perse et la Turquie d'Asie" in 1819.

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        Selseleh (Silsilis.) Vue des Grottes Taillees a L'Entree des Anciennes Carrieres

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 17 x 25 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: very light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area), a few short tears to edges (image not affected). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 47 from Volume I of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown is a view of Royal Shrines hollowed out of the cliff at the entrance to the ancient quarries found at Silsilis (Silsila); the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of this ancient sight. .

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        Thebes. Medynet - Abou. Vue Interieure du Peristyle du Palais

      Paris.: Panckouke.. Ca. 1820.. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 17 x 23 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 14 from Volume II of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title of the publication translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown is the interior of the peristyle at Medinet Habu, located near the Valley of the Kings in Western Thebes; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of this beautiful edifice. .

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        Bibliothecae Regiae Catalogus

      [Compiled by Frederick Augusta Barnard]. Mezzotint frontis. port. of George III (a little foxed), arms on each title, & two engraved views of the library serving as head- & tailpieces. Five vols. Large folio, cont. red straight-grained morocco (minor scuffing), panelled & tooled in gilt with centerpiece stamped monogram "GR" surmounted by a crown on covers, spines gilt, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. London: W. Bulmer & W. Nicol, 1820-29. The catalogue, "sumptuously printed" by Bulmer, of the magnificent library of King George III (1738-1820), donated to the nation by his son, George IV. This is a royal copy, having belonged to Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and the fifth son of George III, who became King of Hanover in 1837. It is superbly bound in red straight-grained morocco and printed on paper superior to other sets. "The kings of England had, from the end of the fifteenth century, always shown a certain taste for fine books, especially for the handsomer volumes of their own day...A new library was started in 1765 by King George III, when he purchased for £10,000 the valuable collection of incunabula (with a few manuscripts) brought together by Joseph Smith (1682-1770), the British Consul at Venice... "George III continued adding to his library for nearly fifty years, buying with considerable discrimination at all the notable sales of the period; he secured the best books at the West, Ratcliffe and Askew auctions, built up a magnificent collection of English plays, and kept on right up to the Roxburghe sale (1812). His usual agents were Messrs Nicol, the booksellers, but he seems to have obtained from the Continent some extremely valuable incunabula by the assistance of one Horn of Ratisbon, a great despoiler of the German convents... "There is a sumptuously printed but hastily compiled catalogue of which copies are seldom met with."­De Ricci, pp. 55-56. "As a boy George III had received an excellent education. He learned Latin well enough to be able to read the classics; French and German; history, geography, and the British political system; mathematics and elementary science; art, architecture, and music. After he left the schoolroom he continued his education under the Earl of Bute, an inspiring if somewhat pedantic tutor...Under his tuition the King developed wide cultural interests, a reverence for scholarship, and the instinct of a collector... "The King's aim was...to acquire a library which contained every book which an eighteenth-century scholar could desire. It was a library to be used, not simply to be admired...It was, as far as it could be in the eighteenth century, a universal library...It is rich in library catalogues. In addition to the catalogues of British libraries, there are catalogues from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, and Russia. There are over five hundred sale catalogues, most British and most with the prices marked... "It was the King's wish that a catalogue should be published, but he postponed this as long as possible. When it became clear after 1812 that the King would never recover, Queen Charlotte and the Prince Regent urged the preparation of a catalogue. It was compiled by Barnard and published between 1820 and 1829 in five folio volumes...It was never offered for sale but copies were presented to heads of state and the great libraries in the United Kingdom and on the Continent. It is today an extremely rare book."­John Brooke, "The Library of King George III" in The Yale University Library Gazette, Vol. 52, No. 1 (July 1977), pp. 33-45. "Frederick Barnard had begun the catalogue of the books and manuscripts of the King's Library while it was at Buckingham House. The catalogue was completed...by Barnard and his staff for the Trustees of the British Museum and printed in five volumes between 1820 and 1829...Very few copies were printed, none for sale, and they are now very rare."­Paintin, The King's Library, p. 22. This copy lacks the engraved frontispiece portrait of Bernard. A sixth volume, issued separately in 1829 and not present here, describes the maps, prints, and drawings. A magnificent set. From the library of Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, and the subsequent Kings of Hanover. Miller, That Noble Cabinet, p. 125­"one of the finest libraries ever created by one man...By the time of the King's death the collection amounted to 65,250 volumes, besides 19,000 unbound tracts." .

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        Ivanhoe; A Romance

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable & Co, 1820 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition, first issue, ofwhat is arguablySir Walter Scott's most influential novel. Ivanhoe is the story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the English nobility was overwhelmingly Norman. It follows the Saxon protagonist, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, who is out of favour with his father for his allegiance to the Norman king, Richard I of England. This workis often credited for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed Scott had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages. With incorrect pagination from page 159 of volume one, as noted by Worthington. Without half titles. A very nicely bound set, complete in three volumes. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, smart but slightly rubbed with very slight loss to some extremities. Hinges are a little strained but holding firm. Internally, generally firmly bound with somepages loosening in places; front endpapers absent from volume one, front blank of volume 3almost detached. With some foxing, heaviest to first and last few pages. Neat ink inscription to front pastedown of volume one. Overall: GOOD..

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        IVANHOE; A ROMANCE [1ST ED IN ORIGINAL BOARDS CT IN 3 VOLS]

      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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