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

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

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        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 Magnetismus...mit 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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        A PICTURESQUE TOUR ALONG THE RHINE

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

      1820. first edition. There is Nothing in it Which is Not…a Masterpiece"Scarce in Original Boards with Spine Label and Half-TitleKEATS, John. Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems. London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of the author's third and final book, his second collection of poems. Large duodecimo (7 x 4 1/8 in; 177 x 104 mm). [4, blank], [viii], 199, [1, printer's imprint] pp. Complete with half-title and publisher's advertisement.Publisher's original drab pale brown boards, expertly and near invisibly rebacked with the original spine. Original printed spine label. A few pages with light spots of foxing, otherwise an exceptional, fresh and fine copy. Housed within a full green morocco pull-off case.One of the monuments of the Romantic Movement, only a small handful of copies in the original boards with spine label and half title have come to auction within the last thirty-five years"The poems in this volume represent the labor of little over a year and a half - that is, from March, 1818, to October, 1819, - and were all written after the publication of Endymion. The book was issued in the beginning of July, and was the third, and, as it proved, the last of the poet's works. 'My book is coming out,' said he, 'with very low hopes, though not spirits, on my part this shall be my last trial; not succeeding, I shall try what I can do in the apothecary line.'" (Kent, Grolier 100). Keats was already an apothecary: His work, with this collection his best in a tragically brief career rife with critical misapprehension and scorn, was a prescription against being forgotten, a magic pill for immortality."There is nothing in it which is not, in its kind, a masterpiece" (Garrod, H.W. Keats, p. 62). Includes the great odes: …to a Nightingale, …on Melancholy, and …on a Grecian Urn (with the famous concluding lines: 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty, - that is all /Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know'), as well as Ode to Psyche, Fancy, To Autumn, and more. The final work is the brilliant, but unfinished Hyperion.Ashley III, 15. Grolier 100, 72. Hayward 233. MacGillivray 3. Sterling 523.

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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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        The Honourable Sir Henry Russell, Bart, Chief Justice of Bengal

      circa 1820. Mezzotint. In excellent condition apart from some overall light soiling in the margins and a skillfully mended tear in the upper right margin outside the plate mark. Image size: 24 1/4 x 17 7/8 inches. 25 13/16 x 18 1/16 inches. 29 5/16 x 20 5/8 inches. A dramatic portrait of Sir Henry Russell by the renowned orientalist painter George Chinnery. This is a wonderful portrait of Sir Henry Russell by the celebrated English artist George Chinnery. Henry Russell became an esteemed judicator in India where he was noted for his pursuance of justice and equality. Russell earned his unimpeachable reputation when he sentenced an English cadet to death for maliciously burning down a local inhabitant's hut. In pronouncing his judgment, Russell declared, "the natives are entitled to have their character, property, and lives protected; and as long as they enjoy that privilege from us, they give their affection and allegiance in return'. With this judgment Russell established a precedence in Indian legislation that deemed both Englishman and Indian equal under the law. This commanding portrait was commissioned from Chinnery by the local inhabitants of Calcutta, as a mark of admiration for this remarkable man who saw equality and justice above country and race. Chinnery painted a number of portraits while abroad, such as this one of Sir Russell, but he is best remembered for the large number of landscapes and decorative studies he made of oriental scenes in China and India. He developed a calligraphic style in his rapid sketches of local life that show him to have been one of the most visually perceptive of all European artists who travelled and worked in the East. (DNB) O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 1

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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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        THE FALL OF JERUSALEM: A DRAMATIC POEM

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

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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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