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        Langley's FOUR SEASONS. Coloured. Price Sixpence.

      [8] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pastedowns to the wrappers, each page bearing a hand-coloured engraving with text below, and with a running alphabet throughout. Original printed wrappers. Spine restored; little bumped at corners, else a very good copy. One from a series issued by Langley that all exhibit this publisher's characteristic flair for bold design and colouring.

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        Manuel maçonnique ou tuileur de tous les rites de maçonnerie pratiqués en France; dans lequel on trouve l'étymologie et l'interprétation des mots et des noms mystérieux de tous les grades qui composent les différens rites ; précédés d'un abrégé des règles de la prononciation de la langue hébraïque, dont presque tous les mots sont empruntés, et suivi du calendrier lunaire des Hébreux, à l'usage des institutions maçonniques

      Hubert|& Brun, 1820. - Hubert & Brun, Paris 1820, 12,5x20,5cm, relié. - Nuova edizione illustrata del 32 tavole riquadro. Bound in piena pelle di pecora Avana, torna liscia decorata con fregi dorati ferro e in parte oscurato a causa tracce di abrasioni e graffi che colpiscono il legame, le ruote dorate sui tappi, telaio con pizzo d'oro su piatto colpiti nei loro centri simboli massonici e guardie di valuta e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, dorata bordate sui tagli, sezioni in marmo, massonica legame contemporaneo. Un restaurato pagina lacrima 417, piacevole stato interiore.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée de 32 planches hors-texte. Reliure en pleine basane havane, dos lisse orné de fers et de frises dorées, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les plats frappés en leurs centres de symboles et devises maçonniques, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, lisérés dorés sur les coupes, tranches marbrées, reliure maçonnique de l'époque. Une déchirure restaurée page 417. Bel exemplaire habillé d'une spectaculaire reliure maçonnique.  

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        History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (12 Volumes)

      London Printed for W. Allason et al. 1820 A New Edition. - A New Edition 12 Volumes 8vo. half-bound in modern brown calf, contemporary style with raised bands and dark red titles labels, gilt, to spines. Original marbled boards. New endpapers. Vol. I has portrait frontispiece plus 2 large folding maps. Very occasional light foxing and occasional light creasing to pages which possibly occured when being rebound. Light rubbing to marbled boards. Overall a VERY GOOD SET. (Shelf 4) NOTE: VERY HEAVY SET (8 kg) ** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miroir des grâces dédié aux dames ou dictionnaire de parure et de toilette, par C. Mazeret et A.M. Perrot, contenant le nom et la définition de tous les objets qui servent à l'habillement, la parure et la toilette des dames, étoffes, fourrures, bijoux, pierres fines, cosmétiques, etc... indiquant les pays, manufactures et fabriques d'où sortent les meilleurs et les plus beaux produits, avec la manière de les reconnaître, et les adresses des marchands les mieux assortis de Paris, etc, etc...

      First edition.Elegant contemporary navy blue long-grained morocco, spine in five compartments with gilt dots and fleurons, gilt roulettes to headpieces (scratched), covers with dentelle and double gilt fillet frame (slight scratches), gilt stamps to head and foot of edges of covers, corners rubbed, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, double gilt fillet frame to pastedowns, all edges gilt. A little spotting.A very rare work with 14 lithographs superbly heightened in watercolors and some finely highlighted in palladium in an elegant contemporary binding.  V. Lefuel Paris s.d. (circa 1820) 7,5x12,5cm relié

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        Journal of a Tour in the Levant

      London: John Murray 1820 - London: John Murray, 1820. First Edition. Complete in 3 volumes. 8vo – 22.7cm. 22 engraved plates of which 6 are hand-coloured aquatints - 2 of which are fold-out panoramas and one being a double-sided facsimile, 2 fold-out engraved maps, illustrations in text. All half-titles and coloured frontis piece plates are present. Volume I: [xxiii], (2), 408pp. (1); Volume II: [vi], (1), 608pp - incl. Appendix; Volume III: [vi], (1), 546pp – incl. Index, (1-Errata), (1). Later half burgundy morocco with marbled boards and matching marbled end leaves, top page edges gilt, spines with five compartments ruled in gilt with bright gilt titles. Bound by Worsford. A very attractive set inside and out. Near Fine+ and complete. Scarce. First edition of this important work, which contains the accounts of several journeys, not consecutive. Turner spent five years in the Levant with this being a fascinating record of the Levant in the early nineteenth century. Turner's travels, while he was attached to the British embassy at Constantinople, took him to Egypt, the Holy Land, Albania, Greece and numerous Greek islands, as well as Turkey. The plates show costumes and antiquities, as well as views of Smyrna, Patmos and Pergamus. Atabey 1251, Blackmer 1687, Weber 94. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Of population.

      8vo., (2) + 22 + 626pp., including the half-title, two or three leaves at both beginning and end a little foxed, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked to match reusing the original spine label. A very good copy.Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown,Year: 1820Edition: First edition.

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        Suite du mémoire sur les intégrales définies.

      Paris: l'Imprimerie Royal, 1820. An important contribution to the foundation of complex function theory. In this paper Possion was the first to carry out integration along a path in the complex plane. "Poisson noted in 1815 and discussed in [this paper] the use of integrals of complex functions taken over paths in the complex plane. As an example he gives ?dx/x from -1 to 1. Here he sets x=ei?, where ? runs from (2n+1)? to 0, and obtaines, by treating the integral as a limit of a sum, the value -(2n+1)?i. Then he notes that the value of an integral need not be the same when taken over an imaginary path as when over a real path. He gives the example ?(cos ax)/(b2+ x2) dx from -? to ?, where a and b are positive constants. He lets x = t ik, where k is constant and positive, and obtaines the value & Five memoires in: Journal de l'École Royale Polytechnique, vol. 11. pp. 1-188; 295-341; 342-410; 411-416; 417-489. The complete volume offered [IV,492 pp. and 1 plate - not belonging to the mentioned memoires]. Nice contemporary half calf with gilt spine lettering. Completely clean throughout. A fine copy. ; Louis POINSOT; Augustin-Louis CAUCHY. AMPÈRE, André-Marie; 1. Ampère: Mémoire contenant l'application de la théorie ... à l'intégration des équations aux différentielles partielles du premier et du second ordre; 2. Poisson: Suite du mémoire sur les intégrales définies [KLINE p.633: Poisson was the first man to cary out integration along a path in the complex plane.]; 3. Poinsot: Mémoire sur l'application de l'algèbre à la théorie des nombres; 4. Cauchy: Sur les racines imaginaires des équations; 5. Poisson: Mémoire sur la manière d'exprimer les fonctions par des séries de quantités périodiques, et sur l'usage de cette transformation dans la résolution de différens problèmes.

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        THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JENNY WREN; for the use of Young Ladies & Gentlemen: Being A very small book, At a very small charge to Learn them to read Before they grow large. Price One Halfpenny.

      16 pages, including self-wrappers. Small woodcut to upper cover, large to lower, and 14 woodcuts throughout. 8.4 x 5.1 cm. Spine expertly repaired; else a very good copy. We were unable to locate another copy of this book.

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        Voyage dans l'Intérieur de l'Afrique fait en 1795, 1796, 1797 par M. Mungo Park. Traduit de l'anglais sur la seconde édition par J. Castéra (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de : ] Second Voyage de Mungo Park dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, pendant l'année 1805

      Dentu et Carteret J. G. Dentu, 1820. 3 vol. in-8 reliure uniforme de l'époque (1820) demi-basane marron, dos à faux-nerfs à la grecque, Dentu et Carteret (Voyage), J. G. Dentu (Second Voyage), An VIII (1800) et 1820, Voyage : frontispice (portrait de Mungo Park), XII-411 pp. (Tome I) et 2 ff. n. ch.(faux-titre et titre), 376 pp. (Tome II), avec 1 carte dépliante (sur les 3) et 5 planches hors texte (dont le frontipsice) / Second Voyage : frontispice (portrait de Mungo Park) 2 ff. n. ch.(faux-titre et titre), iv pp. (préface), CLXXI pp. (Vie de Mungo Park), 245 pp., avec 8 planches hors texte (sans la carte dépliante) / Titre complet : oyage dans l'Intérieur de l'Afrique fait en 1795, 1796, 1797 par M. Mungo Park, envoyé par la Société d'Afrique établie à Londres ; avec des éclaircissemens sur la Géographie de l'intérieur de l'Afrique, par le Major Rennell . Traduit de l'anglais sur la seconde édition par J. Castéra - Second Voyage de Mungo Park dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique pendant l'année 1805 ; précédé d'une notice historique et biographique sur la mort de ce célèbre voyageur, composé d'après des documens officiels et particuliers relatifs à ce voyage, et communiqués par sa famille, traduit de l'anglais sur la 2e édition, avec des additions tirées de la Narration de Robert Adams en Afrique, en 1810 Manquent 3 cartes (avec la seule carte des Variations de la Boussole dans le premier titre), rel. frottées avec petits accrocs, 2 ff. débrochés, bonne fraîcheur intérieure par ailleurs. Ces 2 traductions des voyages africains de Mungo Park sont peu courantes. Français

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        Stella ou les proscrits ( ) Smarra ou les démons de la nuit .

      Gide Ladvocat Ponthieu - Stella ou Les Proscrits . Le Peintre de Saltzbourg . Jean Sbogar . Gide , 1820 . Thérèse Aubert . Ladvocat , 1819 . Adèle. Gide, 1820 . Smarra, ou Les Démons de la nuit . Ponthieu, 1821 ; 7 volumes in-12, cartonnage papier marronné, titre et tomaison de veau orange (reliures de l’époque). Etui moderne. Les trois premiers titres sont en seconde édition, revue et augmentée, illustrée par quatre frontispices. Les trois derniers titres sont en éditions originales. Tous les volumes sont en reliures uniformes et se suivent dans la tomaison. Thérèse Aubert contient un envoi : à mon ami Perrier, Ch. Nodier. Cette réunion de 6 titres en reliure uniforme de l’époque ne correspond à aucune des deux collectives de Nodier. Il s’agit du choix personnel , fait à l’époque par un amateur (peut-être Perrier) , qui a constitué sa propre collective. Les envois de Nodier sont rares. Ensemble unique. Des traces de restaurations (coiffes notamment). Bon ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Loss of the Winterton East Indiaman

      

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        Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio. With 247 engraved plates, almost all printed in colours and finished by hand. Recent red half morocco, spines with 4 raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering. Large Paper copy of one of the rarest and most beautiful conchological works. Some moderate foxing to text as well as plates. "Posterity is grateful to Férussac for some of the most beautiful and accurate coloured figures of non-marine molluscs ever published" (Dance p. 91). It is also the last and one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois, the printer responsible for some of Redouté's finest work./The work had a long and complicated publishing history with the result that few copies are found complete. The first 28 parts, by Férussac, appeared between 1820 and 1832, containing 162 plates and 128 pages of text. In 1838 another six instalments were issued by Deshayes. The death of the publisher and departure of Deshayes to Algeria again brought the work to a halt. In 1848 Baillière acquired the stock and plates and convinced Deshayes that a work of such beauty and scientific importance could not remain unfinished. Eight more instalments were published. Deshayes is responsible for the greatest part of the text and 85 plates./The colour-printing and handcolouring were executed under supervision of Langlois and after his death by his pupil and successor, Geny-Gros, the plates were drawn by the finest natural history artists in France at the time: Bessa, Huet, Prêtre, and Riocreux. Baillière in his "Avertissement de l'éditeur' tells how as a consequence of the 1848 Revolution the most outstanding natural history artists could not find employment, apart from his work.//B.M.(N.H.) II, 569; Nissen ZBI, 1348.

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        Système analytique des connaissances positives de l'homme: restreintes à celles qui proviennent directement ou indirectement de l'observation.

      Paris: L'auteur & A. Belin, February 1820. First edition, very rare, of Lamarck's last book, important for containing his final thoughts on evolution. In this work Lamarck renounces the linear progression theory of species change propounded in his Philosophie Zoologique (1809) in favour of a branching tree theory much closer to that associated with Darwin some four decades later. "Unwilling to endorse the idea that fossils represented species that had all become extinct as the result of a global catastrophe, he concluded that the forms had changed over time. Having once concluded that species are mutable, he then called upon the familiar idea of the inheritance of acquired characters to explain the close relation between habits and forms that, especially in the case of birds, had been a staple of naturalists' commentaries for decades ... He invoked what he called the "power of life" or "the cause which tends to make organization increasingly complex" to account for the general, linear series that in his view best represented how the different animal classes were related to each other ... [Stephen Jay] Gould describes how Lamarck's decision to make separate classes of the annelid and parasitic worms led him over time to give up his original commitment to a linear arrangement of the different animal classes and to adopt a truly branching scheme instead. Gould indicates that in the very last of his publications [the offered work] Lamarck reversed his decades-long belief that the "power of life" was greater than the influence of environmental circumstances, admitting to the contrary that the force of circumstances was ultimately stronger than nature herself ... Giving up his linear arrangement of living things for a strongly branching view of life's development, and acknowledging that the influence of the environment had had a greater role in evolution than the "cause which makes organization increasingly complex," Lamarck showed his willingness to let the evidence of natural history be the final arbiter in determining the complex path nature had traced, over time, in bringing all the different forms of life into existence" (Burkhardt in DSB). KVK lists only nine copies (three each in France, Germany and UK). "Following his last and greatest treatise on the anatomy of invertebrate organisms, Lamarck published only one other major work

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        Dänische Künstler in der Osteria La Gensola in Rom. Danske Konstnere i Osterien La Gensola i Rom.

      - Lithographie von Johan Adolph Kittendorff (1820-1902), auf Velin. Darstellungsgröße 20,8:27,6 cm, Blattgröße 27,5:38 cm. Mit der Adresse I.W. Tegner & Kittendorffs lith. Inst. Mit dem Blindstempel des Verlages. Zusammen mit J.W. Tegner gründete Kittendorff das lithographische Institut, in dem auch das oben beschriebene Blatt gedruckt wurde. Bis zu Tegners Tod 1896 erschienen in diesem Institut 186 ausgezeichnete Reproduktionen von Gemälden dänischer Maler. Tadelloser und kräftiger Abdruck mit breitem Rand. Entlang des oberen Randes teils mit Heftungsspuren, gering fleckig. Als Vorlage für diese Lithographie bildet das Gemälde Bluncks von 1837, auf dem sich folgende Künstler um Berthel Thorvaldsen versammelt haben: Ernst Meyer, Albert Küchler, Constantin Hansen, Gottlieb Bindesboell, Vilhelm Marstrand, Joergen Sonne und Detlev Blunck.

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        Lettres sur la Palestine, la Syrie et l’Égypte, ou Voyage en Galilée et en Judée, avec une relation sur la Mer Morte, et sur l’état présent de Jérusalem. Traduites de l’anglais sur la seconde édition (.) ornées d’une carte géographique et de cinq gravures.

      A Paris, Chez Picard-Dubois, Rey et Gravier, Petit, Libraire, A Londres, Chez J. Warrick et Cie, 1820. - in-8° ; 1 pl. front.-(3)-III-(1)-1 carte h.-t.-363 pp.-4 pl. h.-t., demi-basane marron, dos lisse richement orné, caissons or, fleurons or, filets or, tranches jaunes, rel. de l'époque, très bel exemplaire. Hage Chahine, 2368. Hilmy I, p. 332. Röhricht, p. 349. Édition originale de la traduction française. Voyage en Palestine, Syrie et Égypte de 1816 à 1817 et rédigé sous forme épistolaire (31 lettres). First french edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ivanhoé, ou le retour du croisé

      French Edition, rare, resulted Defaucompret cited as: "The translator of the Tales of my host."Binders in contemporary cardboard brick at Bradel connected directly brochure and uncut. Back smooth decorated with nets. As shagreen brown piece. Back slightly thinned. Friction. Sunny bites. ChezNicolle A Paris 1820 In-12 (11x18,7cm) (4) iij, 246pp. ; (4) 264pp. et (4) 239pp. ; (4) 263pp. 4 tomes en 2 volumes reliés

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        QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS.

      [4], 195, [1] pages. Portrait frontispiece by R. Grave. Portrait bust of Francis Bacon on last page. Bound in full vellum gilt with a black title label. Bin ding: 8.3 x 5 cm. The first edition, first issue, of the first title in Pickering's Diamond Classic Series, and by far the scarcest title in the series in first edition form. Lacks the corrigenda at end, else a handsome copy. See Bondy page 86.

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        [Souimanga de Kuhl, mâle & femelle & Souimanga à ventre écarlate, mâle (= plate 376/388 from Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux ... )]. [France], 1825. Watercolour of 3 birds on unwatermarked wove paper (ca. 48 x 35 cm), all standing on a branch, the upper branch signed: "JG Prêtre 1825". With the birds numbered in pencil, the plate number and bird names in pencil in the lower left corner, and the upper bird encircled and with added correct plate number.

      For the published work see: Anker 502; Balis, Van diverse pluimage 75; Nissen, IVB 932; Zimmer, pp. 626-628. Original watercolour of a male and female White-flanked Sunbird (Aethopyga eximia) and a male Splendid Sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigastrus) by the prolific zoological artist Jean Gabriel Prêtre, produced for Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux... (Paris, 1820-1839). On the final published plate 376, the Splendid Sunbird was changed with a Purple-throated Sunbird and the Splendid Sunbird appeared on plate 388. Sunbirds make up a family of very small passerine birds. The White-flanked Sunbird is found in Indonesia and the Splendid Sunbird in West and central Africa. Temminck's lavishly illustrated Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux... issued in 102 parts between 1820-1839, was published as a kind of continuation to Buffon's Histoire naturelle des oiseaux (1770-1786). In total it contains ca. 600 engraved plates with about 800 figures of birds by Nicolas Huet and Prêtre, and it's considered "the most monumental work of the post-Napoleonic period" (Balis).Paper slightly browned, a few minor spots and some working notes in pencil. A beautiful watercolour of three sunbirds.

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        Ansicht von Boppart / Vue de Boppart.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. L. Schnell b. Engelmann, J., um 1820, 20,5 x 26 cm. Während einer siebenwöchigen Rheinreise enstanden diese und andere malerische Ansichten des Rheins. Ernst Fries und Carl Rottmann konnten als Zeichner von dem Heidelberger Verleger J. Engelmann gewonnen werden, Ludwig Schnell war der Stecher.-Selten in diesem besonders schönen Altkolorit. JPEG-Bilder auf Anfrage möglich.

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        Raccolta di N°60 vedute antiche e moderne della citta di Roma e sue vicinanze : con la giunta delle sale appartementi al Museo Pio Clementino

      Edition illustrated with 158 figures etchings depicting views of Rome. The engravings are different signatures: Parboni, Franzetti, Olivieri, or not carry any, and sometimes the date of 1824. Drawing on strong vellum.Binding half calf contemporary hazelnut. Back smooth decorated with long irons. A lack of volume in the lead 3. Friction copings and joints. Some pale foxing in the margins on a well white paper. Good copy. Presso Agapito Franzetti In Roma 1820 S.d. Trois volumes in-12 oblong (15,5x22cm) reliés

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        A Treatise on the Art of Making Wine from Native Fruits exhibiting the chemical principles upon which the art of wine making depends the fruits best adapted for home made wines and the method of preparing them

      

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        ENDLESS AMUSEMENT; a collection of nearly 400 entertaining experiments in various Branches of Science; including Acoustics Arithmetic Chemistry Electricity Hydraulics Hydrostatics Magnetism Mechanics Optics wonders of the air pump, all the popular tricks and changes of the cards, &c &c. &c. to which is added, a Complete System of Pyrotechny; or the Art of Making Fireworks. The whole so clearly explained as to be within the reach of the most limited capacity. Third Edition. Price 2s. 6d.

      216 pages Illustrated with a folding engraved frontispiece. Original printed boards, recently re-backed. 152 x 99mm. Corner of binding a little worn; neat inscriptions on title; else a very good, clean copy. Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring, Volume I, page 97, number 258. As well as the section on tricks with cards, there is a considerable amount on parlour magic. According to the British Library, this title was first published in 1818.

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        Précis historique de la Révolution française. Assemblée Législative (1 vol.). Convention Nationale (2 vol). Directoire exécutif (2 vol.). Assemblée Constituante. Suivi de Réflexions politiques sur les circonstances (par J. P. Rabaut, 1 vol.)

      Treuttel et Würtz, 1820. - 1822. Ensemble six volumes in - 16 (143 x 92 mm), veau noisette, dos à cinq nerfs orné, décor central à froid sur les plats, filet noir, dentelle à froid et dentelle or en encadrement, dentelle sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure signée Vogel). Orné de 10 eaux - fortes par Duplessis - Bertaux, et 6 gravures d'après Moreau. Bel exemplaire (malgré de petits défauts d'usage, frottements sur deux charnières et quelques coiffes, rousseurs). // Set of six 16o volumes (143 x 92 mm), chestnut calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, central blind tooling on covers, black fillet, blind and gilt dentelle borders, dentelle on turns - in and inside, edges gilt (binding signed Vogel). Illustrated with 10 etchings by Duplessis - Bertaux, and 6 engravings after Moreau. Nice copy (despite litlle defects of use, rubbings on two hinges and some top and bottom of spine, brownings).

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        Il carnevale di Roma. -

      Roma, Bourlié, 1820. In - folio oblungo (205 x 475 mm., più margini). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle; dorso usato. Frontespizio, un foglio con la spiegazione delle figure, e 20 stupende tavole inc. in rame e finemente colorate a mano. Lieve alone d'umidità sul foglio con la spiegazione delle figure, altrimenti fresco esemplare marginoso. Edizione originale di questa raccolta di vivaci e divertenti scene del celebre carnevale romano, eseguite dall'artista svedese Mörner. Illustrano una bottega di maschere, sfilate lungo piazze e strade di persone travestite da Pulcinella, Arlecchino o con altri variopinti costumi, corse di cavalli, sfilate notturne con moccoletti, feste musicali al teatro, allegre mangiate e bevute all'osteria, il tutto animato da balli, danze, scherzi e motteggi. Thieme - Becker XXV, 13. Colas 530. Lipperheide 2864. Olschki, Choix, 17606. First edition. Title and list of illustrations on (4) pp., and 20 finely hand - coloured engr. plates with lively representations of the Roman Carnival showing people parading in colourful costumes, some on carriages, watching horse races through piazzas and streets, dancing, drinking, eating, and making fun of each other. Mild damp stain on the leaf with the list of illustrations, otherwise a large fresh copy bound in contemp. half calf

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        Magnalia Christi Americana: or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England from Its First Planting in the Year 1620, Unto the Year of Our Lord, 1689

      Silas Andrus, 1820. Two volumes, complete. 573 pp.; 595 pp Quarto later full brown calf, burgundy gilt lettered spine labels Cotton Mather, FRS (February 12, 1663 - February 13, 1728; A.B. 1678, Harvard College; A.M. 1681, honorary doctorate 1710, University of Glasgow) was a socially and politically influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphleteer. Known for his vigorous support for the Salem witch trials, he also left a scientific legacy due to his hybridization experiments and his promotion of inoculation for disease prevention. He was subsequently denied the Presidency of Harvard College which his father, Increase, had held. Mather wrote more than 450 books and pamphlets, and his ubiquitous literary works made him one of the most influential religious leaders in America. Mather set the moral tone in the colonies, and sounded the call for second- and third-generation Puritans, whose parents had left England for the New England colonies of North America, to return to the theological roots of Puritanism. The most important of these, Magnalia Christi Americana (1702), comprises seven distinct books, many of which depict biographical and historical narratives. From his religious training, Mather viewed the importance of texts for elaborating meaning and for bridging different moments of history--linking, for instance, the Biblical stories of Noah and Abraham with the arrival of such eminent leaders as John Eliot, John Winthrop, and his own father, Increase. Highly influential, Mather was a force to be reckoned with in secular, as well as in spiritual, matters. After the fall of James II of England, in 1688, Mather was among the leaders of the successful revolt against James' governor of the consolidated Dominion of New England, Sir Edmund Andros. Mather was not known for writing in a neutral, unbiased perspective. Many, if not all, of his writings had bits and pieces of his own personal life in them or were written for personal reasons. In 1689, Mather published Memorable Providences, detailing the supposed afflictions of several children in the Goodwin family in Boston. Catholic washerwoman Goody Glover was convicted of witchcraft and executed in this case. Robert Calef, a contemporary critic of Mather, considered this book responsible for laying the groundwork for the Salem witch trials three years later: Mr Cotton Mather, was the most active and forward of any Minister in the Country in those matters, taking home one of the Children, and managing such Intreagues with that Child, and after printing such an account of the whole, in his Memorable Providences, as conduced much to the kindling of those Flames, that in Sir Williams time threatened the devouring of this Country. Nineteenth-century historian Charles Wentworth Upham shared the view that the afflicted in Salem were imitating the Goodwin children, but put the blame on both Cotton and his father, Increase Mather: They are answerable... more than almost any other men have been, for the opinions of their time. It was, indeed a superstitious age; but made much more so by their operations, influence, and writings, beginning with Increase Mather's movement, at the assembly of Ministers, in 1681, and ending with Cotton Mather's dealings with the Goodwin children, and the account thereof which he printed and circulated far and wide. For this reason, then in the first place, I hold those two men responsible for what is called 'Salem Witchcraft.' -wikipedia Some rubbing and scuffing of covers, browning and some foxing throughout, top of title page excised, albeit a nice copy The books were owned by Rev. Herman Landon Vail (1790-1870), each volume signed by him [Sabin 46393. Howes M391 "Most famous 18th century American book."]

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        Lamennais]. Le Défenseur. Journal religieux, politique et littéraire.

      chez H. Nicolle 1820-1821, A Paris - 6 vol.in-8, demi-basane racinée, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre en basane rouge et de tomaison en basane vert (reliure de l'époque). Collection complète. Journal favorable à la philosophie de Lamennais. Principaux collaborateurs : Bonald, Saint-Victor, Genoude, La Luzerne, Lamartine, et Charles Nodier qui signe 4 articles dans le tome I La France telle qu'elle est., De la loi des élections et de l'aristocratie, Lettre sur Paris, Des Couleurs nationales ; 2 articles dans le tome III, Saint-Michel, Etudes poétiques. ; 1 article dans le tome IV, L'Apocalypse du solitaire. A la suite de la disparition du Conservateur, « M. de Bonald réunit de nouveau ses efforts à ceux de M. de SaintVictor, le savant et spirituel auteur du Nouveau Tableau de Paris, pour continuer à soutenir, dans le Défenseur, les principes religieux et politiques qu'il avoit professés dans le Conservateur. Cette nouvelle publication périodique renfermoit peut-être des doctrines plus monarchiques, et plus constamment conformes aux principes de l'auteur de la Législation primitive ; mais l'attrait piquant d'une opposition ardente lui inanquoit, et le Défenseur n'eut qu'une assez courte existence. Quelque mérite qu'aient les publications politiques, c'est malheureusement l'opposition seule qui a le privilége de les faire vivre : c'est là un des maux de notre époque, et personne ne le sentoit plus profondément que le sage écrivain. Quoi qu'il en soit, le Défenseur, dans sa courte existence, remplit mieux sa mission que le journal qu'il avoit remplacé : il défendit mieux que le Conservateur ne conserva, et son titre plus modeste fut aussi plus facile à justifier » (H. de Bonald, Notice sur le vicomte de Bonald). Hatin, 340. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Langley's History of CINDERELLA and her Glass Slipper. Coloured. Price Sixpence.

      [8] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pastedowns to the wrappers, each page bearing a hand-coloured engraving with text below, and with a running alphabet throughout. Original printed wrappers. Spine restored; little worn at corners, else a very good copy. One from a series issued by Langley that all exhibit this publisher's characteristic flair for bold design and colouring.

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        Tusis

      1820. Bella e rara veduta di Tusis finemente acquarellata a mano da F. Landini

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        Rudiments of Drawing Cabinets and Upholstery Furniture .. Illustrated by appropriate diagrams

      London: Printed and sold by the author, 1820. First edition. With 25 plates, most handcolored. xii, [ii], 52 pp. Printed by J. Harrison, Strand. 1 vols. 4to. Quarter red morocco and green marbled boards, small stamps on several pages, spine rubbed. First edition. With 25 plates, most handcolored. xii, [ii], 52 pp. Printed by J. Harrison, Strand. 1 vols. 4to.

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        VEDUTE DI ROMA [binder's (spine) title]

      Unknown place: Agapito Franzetti, 1820. 130 engravings on 65 sheets. Each sheet (page) meausures 113mm x 140mm. No title page (if issued). No date of publication is listed, circa 1820. Original 3/4 leather binding with moderate shelfwear, spine worn with minor loss to extremities, but intact and attractive. Mottled decorative paper sheets cover the boards, and the pastedowns are marbled. Many of the plates are loose, and several pages are lightly to moderately stained. The engravings are strong and clean impressions, showing views of buildings of ancient and modern construction. Most of the engravings are signed in the plate either "A. Franzetti" or "A. F." Many of the plates are titled and show similar views to many by Piranesi, though they are not identical. If this is a pocket version of Piranesi's "Vedute de Roma" it is either lacking 5 images, or it was issued with 130 images instead of 135. Bibliographic information on this publication is elusive. Included is a circa 1950 French protective slipcase, decorated with marbled paper. From the library of Paul Mac Alister. Plates include Basilica de S. Pietro in Vaticano, Monte Cavallo, Piazza del Popolo, Basilica di S. Sebastiano fuori le mura, Basilica di S. Lorenzo fuori le mura, Porto di Ripagrande, Ponte Molle, Chiesa de S. Celso e Giuliano, Chiesa e Casa di S. Ma. Maddalena, Palazzo della Cancelleria Aposta, Palazzo di Venezia verso la Ripresa, Chiesa e Vonvento di S. Marcello, Chiese e Casa di S. Andrea alla Valle, Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano, Piazza di Colonna Trajana, Chiesa e Monastero della Purificazione, Chiese e Monastero de S. Chiara, Palazzo Borghese, Palazzo Colonna, Seminario di S. Pietro in Vatacano, Chiesa delli Archiconf.ta delle Sag. Stimmati di S. Fanc.co, S. Maria in Campitelli, S. Maria della Pace, Piazza Giudea, Piazza di S. Maria de Monei, etc.. First (presumed) edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Le mérite des femmes et autres poèmes

      New edition. Bound in full red morocco with long grain, back with five nerves set with gold cross decorated with golden patterns and typographical cold, gilded head Length friezes, gold wheels on the caps, frames two nets and two wreaths, a golden, another Cold boards, slight traces of black friction on the first flat, golden ripple on the cuts, frame with golden lace on the guards, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, all edges gilt, Binding romantiqus of the time. Work of an engraved and five hors-texte engravings title. Few bites. Nice copy superbly set in a perfect romantic contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Louis Janet Paris s.d. ( circa 1820) 10,5x18cm relié

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        Coptographische Groepon

      Wed. G. A. Diederichs en Zoon and Mindermann, Amsterdam 1820 - Four paper packets with thirty-six paper figures. The figures are cut from laid paper so that a lantern shining through the cut-out portions would project the image onto a wall or sheet. The largest packet, containing six sheets, was professionally produced and contains intricate, multi-figure images of chess players, musicians, a school master with his pupils, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, dames at a tea table, and a noble family. The other three packets, containing twelve, twelve, and six figures respectively, look to have been homemade supplements to the original set. These additional figures are very finely done and include a variety of historic figures, such as Queen Elizabeth I, the prophet Muhammad, Diogenes, Homer, Minerva, the Apostles Paul and Peter, and King Francis I of France. The set also includes a few generic figures from different professions and ethnicities. Each is carefully numbered and labeled, and a handwritten list is included in each packet. Shadow theater, which has a long tradition in the East, did not gain popularity in Europe until the eighteenth century. This set of cut paper silhouettes is an extremely rare early example of this form of European entertainment. A very interesting and unique set, complete and in fine condition.

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        OPTIQUE No. 4. Promenade de Longchamp.

      Peepshow of six hand-coloured lithograph sections. Original slipcase with mounted label. Case worn and beginning to split at sides; else an excellent example from this fine series.

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        Brockhaus: Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyclopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexicon). In zehn (10) Bänden. Fünfte Original-Auflage (5. Auflage), 10 Bände, Halbleder-Ausgabe (1820).

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1820 Von 1817 an vorbereitete, neu konzipierte Auflage. "Diese Auflage war wieder eine völlig umgearbeitete und hatte besonders dadurch gewonnen, daß jedes wichtigere Fach einem hervorragenden Mitarbeiter zur einheitlichen Durcharbeitung übergeben worden war", heißt es retrospektiv in der Brockhaus-Firmengeschichte (Die Firma F. A. Brockhaus. 1805 - 1905, S. 31). Da die Neuauflage nach Ansicht des Verlages selbst die "aufgeregte politische Stimmung des Jahres 1819 verraten" habe (zit. nach: Seemann, S. 71), drohte zeitweilig ein Totalverbot in Preußen. Dieses konnte zwar verhindert werden (eine Verbots-Mitteilung Berliner Buchhändler auf der Buchmesse erwies sich als voreilig), gleichwohl wurde alle publizistischen Aktivitäten des Verlages von den preußischen Zensurbehörden mißtrauisch beäugt. In Österreich wurde die Herausgabe der beiden letzten Grundwerksbände 9 und 10 tatsächlich untersagt, was die österreichischen Sortimenter gegenüber ihren Subskribenten in Verlegenheit brachte. Alle Bände mit Artikel-Verzeichnis. Bd. 1 ferner mit Literarischem Bericht im Anhang. Die Bände in sehr gutem Zustand. Leder in bemerkenswert frischer Erhaltung, weder berieben noch bestoßen (lediglich Buchrücken des 3. Bandes mit kleiner, unauffälliger Stoßstelle) auch die an sich empfindlichen Deckelbezüge hier mit allenfalls sehr leichten Bereibungsspuren Ecken kaum bestoßen. Seitenränder partiell leicht fleckig, Druckhintergründe partiell etwas gebräunt. Bei Band 3 wenige Blatt am Fuß etwas knapper beschnitten untere Seitenränder dieses Bandes partiell mit einem Fleck. In toto sehr gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar, wie es von dieser frühen Brockhaus-Auflage nur noch sehr selten anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Veduta di Laveno sul Lago Maggiore

      1820. Scorcio della cittadina di Laveno, ai piedi del Sasso del Ferro, colorata d'epoca. La scena è animata da imbarcazione per il trasporto merci

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        Technical drawing of Whaling equipment.

      France: circa, 1820. Original drawing in ink on paper, 220 x 290 mm., ms. notations in ink and pencil; in fine condition, mounted. A finely-executed nineteenth-century technical drawing showing the tryworks and various implements involved in on-board whale processing. This drawing, with its various manuscript corrections, may have been a preliminary work for a French publication on whaling. It is drawn with the usual competence and finesse associated with French maritime art of this period.The upper section of the drawing shows different types of harpoon, lance, forks, ladles and strainers, and a sail-buoy used to mark whale carcasses. The lower section of the drawing shows the "tryworks" - the on-board furnace used for rendering whale blubber into oil. The tryworks was the most distinguishing feature of a whaleship, and consisted of two cast-iron trypots set into a brick furnace.At the time when this drawing was made, French whaling activity was mainly concentrated in the Pacific, where a formidable fleet operated even before any French colonies were established in the area. In fine condition.

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        VEDUTE DI ROMA [binder's (spine) title]

      Agapito Franzetti, Unknown place 1820 - 130 engravings on 65 sheets. Each sheet (page) meausures 113mm x 140mm. No title page (if issued). No date of publication is listed, circa 1820. Original 3/4 leather binding with moderate shelfwear, spine worn with minor loss to extremities, but intact and attractive. Mottled decorative paper sheets cover the boards, and the pastedowns are marbled. Many of the plates are loose, and several pages are lightly to moderately stained. The engravings are strong and clean impressions, showing views of buildings of ancient and modern construction. Most of the engravings are signed in the plate either "A. Franzetti" or "A. F." Many of the plates are titled and show similar views to many by Piranesi, though they are not identical. If this is a pocket version of Piranesi's "Vedute de Roma" it is either lacking 5 images, or it was issued with 130 images instead of 135. Bibliographic information on this publication is elusive. Included is a circa 1950 French protective slipcase, decorated with marbled paper. From the library of Paul Mac Alister. Plates include Basilica de S. Pietro in Vaticano, Monte Cavallo, Piazza del Popolo, Basilica di S. Sebastiano fuori le mura, Basilica di S. Lorenzo fuori le mura, Porto di Ripagrande, Ponte Molle, Chiesa de S. Celso e Giuliano, Chiesa e Casa di S. Ma. Maddalena, Palazzo della Cancelleria Aposta, Palazzo di Venezia verso la Ripresa, Chiesa e Vonvento di S. Marcello, Chiese e Casa di S. Andrea alla Valle, Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano, Piazza di Colonna Trajana, Chiesa e Monastero della Purificazione, Chiese e Monastero de S. Chiara, Palazzo Borghese, Palazzo Colonna, Seminario di S. Pietro in Vatacano, Chiesa delli Archiconf.ta delle Sag. Stimmati di S. Fanc.co, S. Maria in Campitelli, S. Maria della Pace, Piazza Giudea, Piazza di S. Maria de Monei, etc. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Königlich Würtembergische dritte Reuter-Regiment.

      Ludwigsburg, Gedruckt bei Friedrich Nast 1820 - Duodecimo. Pp. 230, (1) Errata. Plus fold-out plate bound at end with 3 hand-coloured lithographed costume studies. hardcover, bound in contemporary light green boards, old blank lettering-piece to spine, discoloured and faded; few spots on plate. In fine condition. Excellent copy, wide-margined and bright interior, preserved entirely in the original state. ~ First edition. Of utmost rarity. One institutional holding is located worldwide, that in Duke University, NC. In Germany, only two institutional copies are located, both incomplete, comprising of 220 pages only and without the coloured plate. If these are variants or faulty copies, could not be determined. OCLC 310944894. Not in Sloos.

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        DONAUESCHINGEN., "Ansicht der Stadt Donaueschingen, Residenz des Fürsten von Fürstenberg". Gesamtansicht, rechts Schloß und Kirche.

      Aquatinta von F. Weber nach E. Federle bei L. Bleuler, Schaffhausen, um 1820, 15,5 x 22 cm. Schefold, Baden, S. 796. - Aus Louis Bleuler, "Malerische Reise". - Breitrandig, gut erhalten. Baden-Württemberg

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        Gesamtansicht, "Ansicht von Badenweiler".

      - Aquatinta ( in Sepia ) n. u. v. Follenweider ( Druck H. Schweizer ) b. Herder in Freiburg, um 1820, 21 x 28,8 Schefold, Nr. 21176; Schefold, Zyklen, S. 796.

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        Oeuvres dramatiques de N. Destouches

      New edition with commentary by Voltaire and judgments of La Harpe.Binders half black shagreen with corners, back with four nerves decorated with fine double black boxes, slight traces of rubbing on some minor back, flat black cardboard paper, some corners lightly bumped, bookplate pasted on contreplats.Illustrated book of Pierre Corneille portrait frontispiece of the twelfth and final volume.Some foxing.Provenance: Library of Robert Liston Banks with engraved bookplate an adhesive on contreplats. L. Tenré Paris 1820 13x21cm 6 volumes reliés

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        Langley's ROBINSON CRUSOE. Coloured. Price Sixpence.

      [8] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pastedowns to the wrappers, each page bearing hand-coloured engravings with text above and below, and with a running alphabet throughout. Original printed wrappers. Spine and a few short tears restored; little worn at corners, else a very good copy. One from a series issued by Langley that all exhibit this publisher's characteristic flair for bold design and colouring.

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        A Voyage in the West Indies: containing various observations made during a residence in Barbadoes, and several of the leeward islands; with some notices and illustrations relative to the city of Paramarabo, in Surinam. FROM "New Voyages and Travels."

      London. Sir Richard Phillips. 1820. Map, black and white aquatint engravings, 106+xii pp, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, modern cloth-covered boards with gilt lettered spine and cover labels.Very good condition. This account was published in Sir Richard Phillips "New Voyages and Travels," and includes the Index to Volume II. The frontispiece map is of the "Caribbee or Leeward Islands." The six exquisite aquatints are of "Carlisle Bay and Bridge Town Baradoes," "Slaves in Barbadoes," "A Spanish Planter of Porto Rico," "City of Paramarino, Surinam," "Indian Implements," "A Chief of the Bosjesmans or Bush Negroes on a Visti to the Governor of Paramaribo."

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        Ivanhoé, ou le retour du croisé

      - ChezNicolle, A Paris 1820, In-12 (11x18,7cm), (4) iij, 246pp. ; (4) 264pp. et (4) 239pp. ; (4) 263pp., 4 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - French Edition, rara, ha portato Defaucompret citato come: "Il traduttore dei racconti di mio ospite." Leganti in periodo di cartone mattone alla Bradel collegati direttamente brochure e non tagliati. Torna liscio decorato con reti. Come il dolore pezzo marrone. Torna un po 'assottigliato. Attrito. morsi di sole. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, rare, traduite par Defaucompret, cité comme : "Le traducteur des Contes de mon hôte". La toute première édition anglaise date de 1819. Préface du traducteur. Reliures en cartonnage d'époque brique à la Bradel relié directement sur brochure et non rogné. Dos lisse orné de filets. Pièce de titre de chagrin brun. Dos légèrement éclaircis. Frottements. Piqûres éparses.  Premier grand roman historique de Scott se déroulant au Moyen âge mettant en scène Richard Coeur de Lion et Jean sans terre et faisant parti de la série des Waverley Novels. Ivanhoé eut une influence certaine sur la génération romantique, non seulement dans la littérature, mais dans l'expression artistique en général (musique, peinture). L'oeuvre précède de 11 années le roman de Hugo se déroulant également au Moyen âge, Notre-Dame de Paris. La plus célèbre adaptation cinématographique demeure celle de 1952 avec Robert Taylor et Elisabeth Taylor. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Nouvelle collection de costumes suisses des XXII cantons. D´après les dessins de Mr. F. Koenig, Lory et d´autres. Neue Sammlung von Schweizertrachten aus den XXII Cantonen. Nach Zeichnungen von F. N. König, Lory und Andern.

      Zürich, Orell, Füssli und Comp., o. J. (1820) Kl.8° (10.5 x 7.5 cm), frz. Titelbl., dt. Titelbl., 2 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen, 223 S., 60 handkolorierte Taf. (Umrissradierungen mit Aquatinta), OLdr. d. Zt., m. Goldpräg., Rückenschild u. Rundum-Goldschnitt, Rücken min. aufgehellt, stellenweise min. berieben; sehr gutes, frisches u. breitrandiges Ex. Text frz./dt. «Auf jeder [Tafel] ist eine einzelne Person in der typischen Kleidung einer Talschaft oder einer grösseren Region der Schweiz dargestellt. Verschiedene Figuren lassen sich auf die ursprünglichen Vorlagen von Königs früheren Trachtenserien zurückführen. Andere sind Kopien nach Werken von G. M. Lory. J. M. Usteri und G. Volmar» (Anna Rapp. im Vorwort zum Reprint Zürich. 1980). Der Reprint beiliegend. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Mode Helvetica - Allgemein

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        Beschreibung der Alterthümer in Trier und dessen Umgebungen aus der gallisch-belgischen und roemischen Periode.

      Trier, Leistenschneider Wwe. 1820 - 2 Teile in 2 Bänden. 21 x 13 cm (Text-), 23 x 19 cm (Tafelband). Gestochener Titel, Drucktitel zu Teil 1, 11 Bl. (Widmung, Subskribenten, Vorrede, Inhaltsverz.), 54 S., Drucktitel zu Teil 2, 176 S., 1 Blatt Corrigenda, mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten; 27 meist gefaltete Kupferstich-Tafeln, num. I-VII und I-XX. Pappbände, der Tafelband zeitgenössisch, der Textband neu. Titelblatt zu Teil 1 faksimiliert. Kupfertitel angestaubt und vollständig hinterlegt, rechte untere Ecke beschnitten. Beim Textband nur wenige Bl. fleckig, meist frisch. Tafelband angestaubt, Ecken bestossen. Die Tafeln teils etwas fleckig, meist jedoch sauber, lediglich die 3 letzten Bl. mit Wasserrand. Drucktitel zu Teil 1 faksimiliert, sonst vollständig mit allen Tafeln. Karl Friedrich Quednow (1780-1836), seit 1799 im Dienst der preußischen Staatsverwaltung und seit 1816 Regierungs- und Baurat bei der Regierung des Bezirks Trier, war dort auch zuständig für die Denkmalpflege und den Aufbau einer Regierungssammlung von Altertümern (in der Porta Nigra, heute meist Landesmuseum). Seltenes Standardwerk mit Kupferstichen u.a. der Porta Nigra, des Amphitheaters, der Römerbrücke, der Igeler Säule. Die mehrfach gefaltete Karte (ca. 30 x 39 cm) zeigt die Umgebung von Trier mit der Mosel von Igel bis Pfalzel und dem Ruwertal bis Waldrach.

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        I. Memoires sur l'action mutuelle de deux courants electriques. II. 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. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, vol. 15, 1820, pp. 59-76, 170-218. Including 5 engraved plates. Paris: Crochard, 1820. 8vo (201x125 mm). Whole volume: 448 pp., including half title. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine and old shelf mark paper label to spine (little wear to extremities, spine rubbed, hinges cracked at head), sprinkled edges. Title page with old library stamp and shelf mark in manuscript. Internally fresh with only little occasional spotting and very minor age-toning. Provenance: Lycee Imperiale de Lille. Good copy, collated complete. ----Dibner 62; Sparrow 8; Norman 43; DSB I, p.143; Wheeler Gift 762. - Like Oersted, Ampere was a devoted follower of Kant who constructed his own Kantian philosophical system. Ampere's philosophy postulated "two levels of knowledge of the external world ... phenomena, presented to us directly through the senses, and noumena, the objective causes of phenomena" (DSB); this determined the form of his scientific discoveries, of which the most important were his discoveries in electrodynamics, beginning in the fall of 1820. Fascinated by Oersted's demonstration of the existence of electromagnetism, which had been reported by Francois Arago to an astonished Academie des Sciences on September 4, 1820, Ampere immediately set out to determine through his own experiments the exact relationship of electrical current-flow and magnetism. He read his first report to the Academie des Sciences on September 18, 1820. In the present paper, his "first great memoir on electrodynamics" (DSB), probably written soon after November 6, the latest session of the Academic that is mentioned, Ampere describes the series of "classical and simple" experiments with which he first explored the interaction of two electric currents and of electric currents with magnets as well as with the earth's magnetic field. "He demonstrated for the first time that two parallel conductors, carrying currents traveling in the same direction, attract each other; conversely, if the currents are traveling in opposite directions, they repel each other" (Sparrow, Milestones of Science, p. 33). His experiments provided empirical evidence for his new theory of magnetism as "electricity in motion." (DSB). Very Good.

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        De la folie. Considérations sur cette maladie : son siége et ses symptômes; la nature et le mode d'action de ses causes; sa marche et ses terminaisons; les différences qui la distinguent du délire aigu; les moyens de traitement qui lui conviennent; suivies de recherches cadavériques.

      Paris, Crevot, 1820. ____ Première édition de l'ouvrage majeur d'Etienne Georget (1795-1828), qui fera sa renommée. Ce disciple d'Esquirol, mort à trente-trois ans de phtisie, compte parmi les grandes figures de l'histoire de la psychiatrie. Il isole le domaine de la psychiatrie de celui du trouble mental consécutif à des affections organiques. Il donne par ailleurs, plus de précision à la classification nosographique de Pinel. Charnières frottées. *****. In-8. Collation : X, 511 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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