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        LANGLEY'S INHABITANTS OF THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE GLOBE. Coloured. Price Sixpence.

      8 leaves. Printed on one side only, each bearing a hand-coloured engraving with text beneath and a running alphabet. Original pastedown printed wrappers.The first page acts as title and bears the alternative legend: 'Langley's Inhabitants of the Earth.' A near fine copy. From the collection of Nigel Temple with his tipped-in bookplate and pencilled acquisition date May 1959 and price £16. A fine copy. Rare.

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        Il Botanico coltivatore. Opera di G.L.M. du Mont de Courset recata in Italiano dall'ab Girlamo Romano.

      Padova: Tipografia e Fonderia, 1819-, 1820. 12 volumes, octavo, a fresh fine set in the original printed blue paper wrappers, some wear at spines and evidence of earlier tape repairs, early Milanese bookseller's advertisement to front, very good. A most appealing set of the uncommon Italian translation of Dumont de Courset's important work of botanical instruction. The existence of an Italian edition is firm evidence of the centrality of Le Botaniste Cultivateur in European practice, and shows clearly the enduring impact of the Parisian gardens, notably Malmaison and Dumont de Courset's own garden at Boulogne-sur-Mer.This Italian edition is based on the revised second French edition of 1811, devised so as to provide a more detailed overview of the "plante straniere naturalizzate ed indigene coltivate in Francia, in Austria, in Italia, ed in Inghilterra." The notice of exotics is of course particularly significant, not least those from "Nuova Olanda". There had been an earlier German edition based on the first edition of 1802-1805, but this Italian edition is the only contemporary edition of the complete and revised work.

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        Ile de Philae. Vue Perspective du Temple de L'Ouest et de Plusieurs Autres Edifices.

      Paris. Panckouke. Ca. 1820. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 16 x 24 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area), a few short tears to lower edge (image not affected). Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 24 from Volume I of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown is a panoramic view of the Birth House and several other structures found on the Island of Philae in Upper Egypt; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of this beautiful edifice.

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        Thebes. Karnak.

      Paris. Panckouke. Ca. 1820. Copper plate engraving (uncolored), image approx. 15 x 21 inches on sheet approximately 21 x 28 inches. Very good condition: a few 1/2 inch tears to edges (image not affected), light scattered foxing (mainly outside image area), faint vertical lines in mid upper image. Publisher's blindstamp at top right. This very large, finely engraved image is plate 19 from Volume III of the Antiquities section of the monumental publication "Description de L'Egypte," which documented the research of the "savants" who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitious expedition to Egypt (1798-1801). The full title, translated into English reads "Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and research made in Egypt during the Expedition of the French Army" hinting at the varied purposes of this foray into the Middle East. The European demand for information about Egypt and its glorious monuments led to the publication of two editions of the work, with engravings pulled from the same printing plates; this is from the second edition, uncolored as issued. Shown is a view of the Forecourt at the Temple of Karnak in Thebes showing the pylon of the Temple of Ramesses III in the lower right corner of the image; the quality of the engraving powerfully evokes the splendor of this beautiful edifice.

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        THE PATHS OF LEARNING STREWED WITH FLOWERS or English Grammar Illustrated.

      16 leaves, including title, each having a hand-coloured engraving and text. Original printed stiff wrappers. First edition. An exceptionally fine copy. Moon 602. Mrs Moon states that the earliest copies of this book, which she describes as being ' one of the most charming books in the series' [Harris's Cabinet], have a watermark of 1819, but this copy is watermarked 1818.

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        Map of the World in white metal.

      circa, 1820. White metal medal, 74 mm., single hemisphere map to both obverse and reverse. Detailed map of the Eastern Hemisphere with continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and New Holland, with Botany Bay and Van Diemen's Land indicated, reverse detailed map of Western Hemisphere shows continents of North America and South America identified together with countries and islands. The medal is thought to have been engraved by T. Halliday and struck by E. Thomason. a few marks but about extremely fine.

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        British Field Sports ; Embracing Practical Instructions in Shooting - Hunting - Coursing - Racing - Cocking - Fishing &c. With Observations on the Breaking and Training of Dogs and Horses; also The Management of Fowling Pieces, and all other Sporting Implements.

      Sherwood, Neely and Jones,, 1820. Second Edition. London, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1820. 14 cm x 22 cm. XI, 615 pages with 34 original engravings by J. Scott after Berenger, with Vignettes by Bewick. Original Hardcover (full contemporary brown leather with gilt lettering and ornaments on spine). Very Good condition with some external signs of wear. Upper hinge damaged with the spine starting to separate. But still in strong and firm shape. Bookblock in excellent condition with beautifully marbled edges. Occasional browning only. [Ray Riling Bibliography "Guns and Shooting" - No.383: "This work includes material on the "management of fowling-pieces and other sporting implements" as well as a poem entitled "The Sportsman's Progress", descriptive of the pleasures to be found by the Sportsman].nnIncludes for example the following chapters: British Field Sports / Game Laws / Elucidations / Shooting / The Gun / Powder and Shot / Loading the Piece / Cleaning the Gun / The Sporting Dress and its Concomitants / Use of the Gun / The Dog Genus, Species and Varieties / Animal Disease and Medicine / Breaking and Training the Dog for the Gun / The Field / Miscellanea / The Game Laws / Falconry or Hawking / Hare Hunting / Rabbit / Deer / Fox Hunting / Otter Hunt / Vermin Hunting / The Game Laws / Hunting / The Turf / The Breeding Stud / The Turf Laws / Cock-Fighting / Fresh-Water Fishery / References to the Table of Implements / The Fishing Laws / The Sportsman's Calendar and Monthly Remembrancer //

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        Principles of political economy : considered with a view to their practical application

      First Edition London John Murray, Albermarle-Street 1820 First edition, with the rare 4-page publisher's catalog, dated April 1820, tipped in at the front. 8vo: vi, 601, [1]pp. "London: Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-yard, Temple-bar." on the colophon and title-page verso, as called for. Bound in the original publisher's drab blue paper-covered boards, uncut and largely unopened, with brown paper spine and remnants of the original printed label still legible. Internally, fresh and bright with only occasionally spotting, the original spine largely perished but restored sensitively by an expert conservationist, the boards somewhat stained and bumped but thoroughly original, the hinges reinforced. Provenance: small owner's book label, probably contemporary, partly effaced, reading T ? Cobb. Preserved in an attractive clamshell case with a leather spine label gilt. An unsophisticated copy of a truly rare, important, and desirable book, a cornerstone of economic thought and a major influence on other scientific endeavors, including the principles of evolution developed by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace. OCLC Number: 2007966.The title of Malthus's final major work is "something of a misnomer, as the book was conceived as a series of tracts rather than a comprehensive and systematic treatise. . . . The Principles had only a limited impact at the time, and was severely criticized by J. R. McCulloch and [David] Ricardo; the latter prepared extensive critical notes. But more recently it has received greater recognition, largely as a result of the comments by J. M. Keynes in the 1930s. Keynes argued that Malthus's theory of effective demand provided a scientific explanation of unemployment, and that the hundred-year domination of Ricardo over Malthus had been a disaster for the progress of economics. Keynes believed that if economics had followed Malthus instead of being constrained by Ricardo in an artificial groove, the world would be a much wiser and richer place." (ODNB)

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        Landschaft mit der Martersäule.

      - Radierung, 1820, auf Velin. 12,2:17,7 cm. Literatur: Stoll 220; Andresen 214. – Guter und vollrandiger Abdruck. – Selten! Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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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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        Three-quarter length portrait of a seated John Clare, facing left. Watercolour by William Hilton after his full-size portrait in oils now in the National Portrait Gallery.

      [c.1820] Image 19 x 16.5cm; the background varnished, with sl. crazing in places. In a handsome contemporary gilt frame, glazed, approx. 31.5 x 28cm, 4.5cm deep. The frame is a little rubbed, with chipping & repair to small section of ornamentation, upper left corner.Commissioned by Clare's publisher John Taylor in 1820, the original oil painting prompted a contemporary art critic to exclaim "What life in the eyes! What ardent thirst for excellence, and what susceptibility to the outward expression in the quivering lips". This smaller version shows a more romanticised version of the poet than is depicted in the original, having a gentler, slimmer, and less ruddy face. The portrait in oils was engraved by Edward Scriven as the frontispiece to The Village Minstrel

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        'Poisson volant': original drawing of a flying fish.

      At sea: 1820. Original pen and pencil drawing with annotations in ink by Arago, 250 x 395 mm, signed and dated "Js. Arago fecit, 1820"; mounted and framed. Striking original drawing by Louis de Freycinet's expedition artist, Jacques Arago. It is signed and dated lower right, and there is the customary Arago line border in pen. Arago's date of 1820 and the latitude and longitude that he includes in his caption identify that the flying fish was drawn mid-Atlantic, as the French explorers made their way back to France from their final call into Rio. The expedition's official instructions included scientific desiderata: the artists and scientists were under very specific orders to identify, record and illustrate natural history discoveries. The specimens that they collected on this voyage were extensive and forty-five of the birds (among which were three new genera), more than thirty reptiles and perhaps one hundred and twenty fish were entirely new to science. A reference to the official published work ("Voyage de l'Uranie, Poissons, pl. 26") appears to the right of the drawing: the scientific atlases that form part of the official account of the Uranie voyage are splendid. Jacques Arago (1790-1855) joined the Freycinet expedition on the Uranie in 1817 and was not only the most accomplished of the artists who made the voyage, but was one of the most intriguing of all the early voyagers. The wonders of the long expedition from 1817-1820 stayed with him for the rest of his life, and he continued writing and drawing about the Pacific right up until he lost his sight. In 1822 he published his own well-regarded account of the voyage, "Promenade Autour du Monde" which was translated into English and published in 1823. Over the ensuing decades he created different versions of this interesting account. In February 1820 as they entered the southern Atlantic the ship hit an uncharted reef and was seriously damaged. The naturalists lost vast amounts of their collections; the expedition members survived by foraging around their temporary Falklands base (there were plenty of wild rabbits) while they awaited rescue. The Mercury, their American rescue vessel was subsequently purchased by Freycinet and by May in Montevideo the ship had been renamed the Physicienne. It was aboard this ship that Arago drew the flying fish, showing his perseverance in collecting and illustrating natural history even after the disaster in the Falklands.Provenance: until the 1960s in Freycinet family ownership, subsequently in a private collection. Old fold to one side, but in fine original condition.

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        Rare handbill advertising the sale of skull skulls.

      [Edinburgh]: circa, 1820. Printed handbill, 11 x 14 cm., untrimmed; very good. Rare handbill or advertisement for the firm of Luke O'Neil, announcing that the Edinburgh-based statuary company "respectfully begs leave to intimate to the public, that he supplies correct casts of the human head, indicating the situation of the organs of the different faculties, at the following prices: in stucco, 3s; in bronze, or terracota, 5s. (2s. additional for a packing box)".This is an intriguing insight into the development of popular phrenology, not least because O'Neil later offered casts of the skulls of at least three different Australian Aborigines, most significantly that of Carnambaygal, who had openly resisted the European. In April 1816 a group including Carnambaygal was ambushed and killed by a detachment of the 46th Regiment under the command of Major James Wallis, and his head harvested by Lieutenant Parker, who forwarded it to Hill who in turn sent it to Edinburgh. At the time of the publication of this work the skull was in the charge of Sir George Mackenzie of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society.The handbill concludes with the following offer "A printed Index of the Organs may be had separately, price 6d." a few marks.

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        Die praktische Musik der Griechen. Erster Theil. Mit vielen Notenbeispielen.

      1. Auflage. 4. 104 Seiten. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit rotgesprenkeltem Ganzschnitt. (Ecken/Kanten/Kapitale berieben/bestossen. Hinterdeckel mit größerer Abschabung). - Innen ein sehr gut erhaltenes, erfreulich frisches Exemplar ohne Eintragungen. - Angebungen: Friedrich von Drieberg: Die musikalischen Wissenschaften der Griechen. (Mit vielen Notenbeispielen und einigen Figuren im Text). Berlin, Trautwein 1820. 197 Seiten.

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        50 VEDUTE Di BOLOGNA incisioni in rame 1820 - 1821

      1820 - AA. VV. VEDUTE DI BOLOGNA. Volume in-4° oblungo (cm. 26 x 36) legato in tela ottocentesca col titolo in oro sul piano anteriore. Contiene 50 vedute di Bologna incise in rame negli anni 1820 - 1821 da B. Rosaspina, F. Franceschini, P. Romagnoli, C. Lambertini, C. Savini, L. Carlini su disegni di P. Panfili,G. Canuti, G. Ferri, L. Basatti. Le bellissime vedute, pittoresche ed animate, misurano mm. 135 x 195 + margini bianchi. Ottimo esemplare di raccolta rarissima. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kirby's Wonderful and Eccentric Museum: or, Magazine of Remarkable Characters

      London 1820 - With 116 illustrations (including 1 folding plate, 3 cuts in text). Portrait of book collector Dr. Isaac Gosset as frontispiece to vol. IV. Index to each volume. 6 vols. 8vo. Intrepid Women and Irish Giants, Freaks of Nature, Hermits, Misers, Murderers. Serviceable copy of this this utterly delightful Regency compedium of scandals, freaks, criminals, cross dressing men and women, the English Salamander, the Irish Giant, midgets, and other figures of contemporary and historical England and Europe. Recent brown cloth, red leather labels. Very good, internally clean and fresh (2 plates bound out of order, a few plates closely trimmed with loss to titles or imprints) With 116 illustrations (including 1 folding plate, 3 cuts in text). Portrait of book collector Dr. Isaac Gosset as frontispiece to vol. IV. Index to each volume. 6 vols. 8vo

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        Oceanie ou Australasie et Polynésie

      Artist: Lapie Alexandre Emile ; issued in : Paris; date: 1820 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 49 x 73 - description: map of the Pacific Ocean - vita of the artist: Pierre M. Lapie (1779 ? 1850) was a French cartographer and engraver. He was the father of cartographer Alexandre Emile Lapie. Lapie was a Colonel in the French army, where he worked in the corps of topographical engineers. Lapie worked closely with his son and published works together and individually. The work of Lapie and his son was influential on German commercial map makers in the 19th century.

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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, Hartford 1820 - Two volumes, complete. 573 pp.; 595 pp Quarto. later full brown calf, burgundy gilt lettered spine labels. The books were owned by Rev. Herman Landon Vail (1790-1870), each volume signed by him. Cotton Mather, FRS (February 12, 1663ÊÐ 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 historyÑlinking, 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. [Sabin 46393. Howes M391 "Most famous 18th century American book."]. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE TAVERN KEEPER'S GUIDE or Butlers Assistant, Containing Receipts for the Managing, Colouring, and Flavouring Foreign Wines and Spirits, and For Managing British Wines and Compounds, with Directions for the making of Yeast &c, Third Edition with Alterat

      Crabb Burnham and Morgan, London 1820 - Undated, stated third edition, published circa 1820 by Burnham Crabb of Blackfriars Road London, the Publican or Tavern Keeper for the making and managing of Wines and Spirits, also covers Beers and Cider, with useful hints and tips such as how to recover Beer that has gone flat, making Yeast, numerous varieties or Wines & Spirits etc, the book is bound in the original printed boards with a later cloth spine, original boards worn, marked and browned, internally inner hinges strengthened, has an extra engraved title page which is heavily browned, noticeable heavy foxing to a number of pages, pages edges untrimmed, else in good general condition, a good acceptable example of this rare early Tavern Keeper's Guide Book, 180pp Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flauat Spiritus tuus et submersi - sunt quasi plum - bum in aquisuehementibus

      Artist: Anonymus ; date: 1820 - - technic: Lithography; colorit: original colored; condition: Margins extended; size (in cm): 50 x 46 - description: Decorative and spledouful view of the battle of Belgrad at the river Donau. The Seventh Ottoman?Venetian War was fought between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire between 1714 and 1718. It was the last conflict between the two powers, and ended with an Ottoman victory and the loss of Venice's major possession in the Greek peninsula, the Peloponnese (Morea). Venice was saved from a greater defeat by the intervention of Austria in 1716. The Austrian victories led to the signing of the Treaty of Passarowitz in 1718, which ended the war.

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        THARANDT., "Badehaus, Ruinen und Kirche Tharants". Gesamtansicht mit zahlreichen Biedermeierfiguren im Vordergrund.

      Altkol. Umrißradierung bei Beyer, Dresden, um 1820, 15 x 23,5 cm. Sehr feine, farbfrische Ansicht, die nur in den breiten weißen Rändern z.T. leicht fleckig ist. Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

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        Sigmaringen. Gesamtansicht. Schifferkahn auf der Donau und Personen im Vordergrund.

      ohne Ort, ca 1820 - getönte Aquatinta, 20,5 x 28 cm, im alten Rahmen, bis zum Rand beschnitten seltenes Blatt, hübsches Blatt, +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++

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        A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians, From its Commencement in the year 1740 to the Close of the Year 1808

      xii+[17]+429 page with engraved frontispiece portrait, errata leaf. Octavo (8 3/8" x 5 3/8") Bound in contemporary leather with gilt lettering to spine. (Field 678; Howes H392; Sabin 31205) First edition. John Heckewelder was born in Bedford, England and came to Pennsylvania in 1754. After finishing his education, he was apprenticed to a cooper. Following a visit to Ohio with Christian F. Post, a colonial agent, in 1762 he began temporary employment in the Moravian missions at Friedenshütten and Sheshequin, Pennsylvania. In 1771, he entered upon his actual career as an evangelist to the Indians, being appointed assistant to David Zeisberger, in Ohio, where he remained for fifteen years. In 1792, at the request of the Secretary of War, he accompanied Gen. Rufus Putnam to Post Vincennes to treat with the Indians. In 1793 he was again commissioned to assist at a treaty with the Indians of the lakes. In his book, Heckewelder explained the beliefs of the Delaware (Lenape), that the creator "made the Earth and all that it contains for the common good of mankind; when he stocked the country that he gave them with plenty of game, it was not for the benefit of a few, but of all; everything was given in common to the sons of men. Whatever liveth on the land, whatsoever groweth out of the Earth, and all that is in the rivers and waters was given jointly to all and everyone is entitled to his share. From this principle hospitality flows as from its source."[1] Between 1797 and 1800 he remained mainly in Ohio, and was for a time in the civil service, being a postmaster, a justice of the peace, and an associate justice of the court of common pleas. He settled at Gnadenhütten, Ohio, in 1801, and devoted himself to the duties of his agency. In 1810 he resigned and engaged in literary pursuits in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, until his death. Heckewelder studied the languages, manners, and customs of American Indians, particularly the Delawares. While a member of the American Philosophical Society, at Philadelphia, several of his contributions were published in their transactions. He also published Account of the History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations who once inhabited Pennsylvania and the Neighboring States (Philadelphia, 1818; German translation, Göttingen, 1821; French translation, Paris. 1822); Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delawares and Mohegan Indians (Philadelphia, 1820); and a collection of Names which the Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indians gave to Rivers, Streams, and Localities within the States of Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia, with their Signification (1822). Many of his manuscripts are in the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.Condition:Ink name of Wm D Morgan to top of title page; inscription regards his ownership at top of p [17] (slightly shaved); old ink note regarding Morgan, and the book, laid in. Covers rubbed, front joint professionally repaired; some foxing and darkening to contents, bookplate, else very good.

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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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         Le tableau de la vie année 1820

      Ã  Paris, s.n. [Marcilly], 1820, minuscule (format 21 x 15 mm), de 60pp. de texte gravé, ill. de 8 fines gravures à pl. page, pl. maroquin rouge éditeur, dos orné, plats ornés d'un fleuron central et d'un encadrement doré, tr. dorées. Bel état. Recueil minuscule de chansons, très illustré, suivi d'un calendrier pour l'année 1820. Une des productions de Marcilly à Paris, texte entièrement gravé.

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        Gesamtansicht

      - altkol. Kupferstich b. Ebner in Stgt., um 1820, 7 x 13 Schefold. Nr- 10546. - Seltenes Blatt.

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        The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems Volumes 1 & 2 [and] Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery

      London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street; and E. Drury, Stamford. [through 1821], 1820. Half-Calf. Near Fine+. Three volumes in one: First Edition of Village Minstrel (vols. 1 & 2); Second Edition of Poems. 12mo: xxviii,216; [8],211,[1]; viii,xxiv,220pp, with copper-engraved frontispiece portrait of John Clare by E. Scriven. Early half calf and marbled boards, flat spine in six compartments divided by double rules, black leather lettering piece gilt, marbled end paper, book plate of collector George Downing Hartley on front paste down. Light wear to extremities, previous owners' names on front fly leaf (dated 1948) and title page (1821); very occasional light spotting, else an excellent example, tight, clean and bright. Lowndes 466 (Regarding Poems: "An interesting little volume."). Hayward, p. 236. Clare was the son of a farm laborer who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major reevaluation in the late 20th century, and he is often now considered among the most important 19th-century poets. His "first volume of poetry, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (1820), was the most popular of the four volumes Clare published during his lifetime, going through four editions by 1821 and selling more than 3,500 copies by 1829 . . . [The collection] contains some seventy poems, organised under three headings: poems, songs and ballads, and sonnets. As the title suggests, the poems generally describe rural life but they do so from the perspective of the rural labourer; as such, they may be seen as part of a genre of anti-pastoral verse in Britain that attempted to provide a more faithful depiction of rural life than was found in 'traditional' pastorals. . . . The two-volume collection The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems (1821) was the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet's second publication. The collection is divided into two sections: 'Poems', which makes up the first volume and part of the second, comprises seventy-one poems of various forms, opening with the long, semi-autobiographical 'The Village Minstrel'; the second section, which ends the second volume, is made up of sixty sonnets. Like their predecessors, the poems in The Village Minstrel are broadly 'descriptive of rural life and scenery'. Clare presents vignettes of rural work and leisure, describing the daily life of the village ('Rural Morning' and 'Rural Evening'), its pastimes ('Rustic Fishing'), and important weekly and annual events in the village?s calendar ('Sunday' and 'May Day'). These are supplemented by close observations of plants, animals and the effects of seasonal change on the landscape in poems like 'A Copse in Winter', 'Description of a Thunder-Storm', 'To an early Cowslip', and 'The Ants'?a poetic detailing of the natural world which had already come to be seen as Clare?s particular strength." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Handbuch für Jäger, Jagdberechtigte und Jagdliebhaber.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus -22 1820 - Zweite vermehrte und ganz umgearbeitete Auflage. 3 Bände. 20,5 x 12,5 cm. CCCCLXIV, 477; XVIII, 813; XIV, 874 SS. Mit zwei gefalteten Kupferstichen, vier gefalt. Tabellen und 2 Bll. Noten. Zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Gelenke teilweise sauber restauriert, etwas berieben. Teilweise leicht gebräunt. Vorsätze alt gestempelt. Lindner 11.279.02. Band 3 enthält ab S. 426 die Anhänge "Vom Schießgewehr" und "Teutsch-französisches Wörterbuch der Jägersprache, welches besonders die bei der Hirschjagd gebräuchlichsten Ausdrücke enthält" sowie "Zusätze und Verbesserungen" und das "Register über alle drei Theile". Gutes Exemplar des jagdlichen Klassikers.

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        Sir Ralph Willoughby. An historical tale of the sixteenth century, in which are inserted the dedicatory sonnets of Edmund Spenser, with sketches of character.

      I. Magheri 1820 - FIRST EDITION, occasional light foxing, pp. 298. [1], 8vo, contemporary ?English half burgundy calf, spine gilt in compartments, red lettering piece, red edges, a little worn, good, signature at head of title of Anna Jemima ?Ripley, dated 1843. The other book printed for Brydges in Florence in 1820, Alviae Regiae was in an edition of 60 copies for private use (see the Preface to his Letters from the Continent, Lee Priory, 1821: this limitation seems to apply only to Alviae Regiae only, but in any event the run of the present work was probably not much larger). 'Sir Ralph Willoughby is essentially a tour de force to introduce into a Gothic tale the personages honoured by the Dedicatory Sonnets to the Faerie Queene' (Mary Katherine Woodworth, The Literary Career of Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (1935) 50.) ((Woodworth 80)

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        \"[Blumenstrauß-Ziehkarte]: \"\"Die schönste Blum` zerknikt die Zeit - Doch diese währt in Ewigkeit - [Ziehstreifen:] Die Freundschaft ists, Die uns in diesem Leben den Himel [sic] gibt, Zufrieden sind wir doppelt dan in unserm Streben, wen Liebe uns beglückt\"\".\"

      Wien, G. Gruber, ohne Nummerierung (um 1820). \"Streifenzugkarte. 7,5 x 9,2 cm; Ausziehstreifen: 2,2 x 5,7 cm. Handkolorierte Radierung. Papierbedingt etw. gebräunt, etwas fingerfleckig, verso m. Einriss.\" Hübsche Biedermeier-Glückwunschkarte. Das Hauptbild zeigt einen Blumenstrauß. Nach Herausziehen des Zugstreifens zeigt sich in einem kleinen Oval ein sich umarmendes Liebespaar und als Symbol für Freundschaft, reicht der Mann einem anderen die Hand. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Kunst, Graphik, Kunsthandwerk, Glückwunsch, Karte, Freundschaft, Liebe

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        Koran

      Arabia: Unknown, Circa .1820. Full leather. One volume. Small octavo. Koran double paged illuminated title, gold ink borders and highlights, hand coloured floral medallions in borders with six hundred and twenty-four pages of Nashki script. Twelve leaves detriorated borders. Original tooled binding with decorative gilt motif, Very good.

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        Ivanhoé, ou le retour du croisé

      ChezNicolle 1820 - - ChezNicolle, A Paris 1820, In-12 (11x18,7cm), (4) iij, 246pp. ; (4) 264pp. et (4) 239pp. ; (4) 263pp., 4 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. (4) iij, 246pp. ; (4) 264pp. et (4) 239pp. ; (4) 263pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Swiss Scenery from Drawings by Major Cockburn.

      London: Rodwell & Martin 1820 - First edition. Quarto. pp vii, 200. Engraved title page, and engraved plates as listed, a slight touch of foxing but very clean overall. BOUND IN CONTEMPORARY FULL RED STRAIGHT GRAINED MOROCCO, with gilt spine, all edges gilt and an intricate lattice gilt panel on front and back boards. A remarkably decorative binding that is in itself very attractive. Perhaps there is a hint of freemasonry in the diamonds and curved motifs chosen; perhaps also of a medieval pained glass window. Either way, an elegant and attractive design. Very slight rubbing to head and foot. Armorial bookplate of John Lees. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COLLECTION GENERALE DES LOIS DECRETS ARRETES SENATUS CONSULTES AVIS DU CONSEIL D'ETAT ET REGLEMENS D'ADMINISTRATION PUBLIES DEPUIS 1789 JUSQU'AU 1ER AVRIL 1814 - EN 32 VOLUMES - VOIR LA NOTICE .

      CHEZ RONDONNEAU ET DECLE 1820 - R300109700: CXII + 528 + paginé de 529 à 944 + LX + 416 + paginé de 417 à 776 + CX + 400 + paginé de 401 à 868 + CCLX + 432 + paginé de 433 à 1104 + CII + 320 + paginé de 321 à 784 + CXI + 394 + paginé de 395 à 910 + LXXIV + 422 + paginé de 423 à 841 + LII + 374 + paginé de 375 à 954 + LXXXIII + 386 + paginé de 387 à 862 + CXII + 439 + paginé de 440 à 874 + XCVI + 360 + paginé de 361 à 852 + LXXIX + 363 + paginé de 364 à 850 + XLIV + 552 + LII + 536 + XLIV + 436 + LXIV + 525 + 574 + 547 + 548 + 504 pages - titre,tomaison,titre de la tomaison et ornements dorés sur le dos - quelques épidermures sur les plats - quelques coiffes abîmées - quelques pièces de titre absente - 8 photos disponibles. 1ER VOLUME : tome 1 première partie assemblée constituante mai 1789 février 1791 - 2E VOLUME : tome 1 deuxième partie assemblée constituante octobre 1790 février 1791 - 3E VOLUME : tome 2 assemblee constituante mars 19 septembre 1791 - 4E VOLUME : tome 2 deuxième partie assemblée constituante juillet 19 septembre 1791 - 5E VOLUME : tome 3 assemblée constituante 20-30 septembre 1791 assemblée législative 1er octobre 1791 20 septembre 1792 - 6E VOLUME : tome 3 deuxième partie assemblée législative mai septembre 1792 - 7E VOLUME : tome 4 convention nationale 21 septembre 1792 6 juin 1794 jusqu'a la fin 1re série du bulletin des lois - 8E VOLUME : tome 4 deuxième partie convention nationale juillet 1793 - 9 juin 1794 - 9E VOLUME : tome 5 convention nationale fév.1794-oct.1795 - 10E VOLUME : tome 5 deuxième partie convention nationale 20 avril 1795 26 oct. 1795 - 11E VOLUME : tome 6 gouvernement directorial 28 oct.1794 17 juin 1798 - 12E VOLUME : tome 6 deuxième partie gouvernement directorial 22 mars 1797 17 juin 1798 - 13E VOLUME : tome 7 gouvernement directorial 19 juin 1798 9 nov.1799 gouvernement consulaire 10 nov.1799 18 juin 1800 - 14E VOLUME : tome 7 deuxième partie gouvernement directorial 19 juillet 1799 9 nov 1799 gouvernement consulaire 10 nov 1799 18 juin 1800 - 15E VOLU [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Der Achenfall in Wildbaad Gastein". (Dabei: "Fall des Leiterbaches an der Pasterze"). Bad Gastein (und Leiterbach), um 1820.

      1820. Aquarell und Tusche auf Papier. Ca. 485 x 410 mm (Gasteiner Fall) bzw. 475 x 385 mm (Leiterfall), im Blattrand vom Maler bezeichnet. Unter Glas gerahmt. Schöne Ansicht des berühmten Gasteiner Wasserfalls um 1820, ausgeführt von einem unbekannten Künstler, der seinen Namen undeutlich mit "Johann Hiß[...]" ("Ziß[...]"?) signiert. Ebenfalls aus dem Gebiet der Hohen Tauern stammt dessen zweite, gleichartig gerahmte Arbeit, eine Ansicht der Leiterbachfalls unterhalb der Pasterze mit figürlicher Staffage. - Stellenweise etwas berieben, insgesamt jedoch wohlerhalten. Hübsche, seltene Dilettantenarbeit; Dokumente der Wasserfallromantik des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts.

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        Eperimenta cira effectum Conflictus elecrici in Acum magneticam (pp.275-281). + Neuere electro-magnetische Versuche von Oerstedt in Kopenhagen (pp.364-369, 1 Tafel.).

      - Schweigger's Journal, 29. - Nürnberg, in der Schrag'schen Buchhandlung, 1820, 8°, 520, (4), 2 Taf., Pappband der Zeit. [Attributes: 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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        De la folie. Considérations sur cette maladie

      X, 511, (1bl.)pp. A Paris, chez Crevot, 1820, in-8, X, 511, (1bl.)pp, cartonnage bordeaux à la bradel, pièce de titre verte, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION, très rare de l'ouvrage principal de Georget. Exemplaire entièrement interfolié et très abondamment annoté de commentaires savants et judicieux, dont la paternité revient sans doute l'auteur lui-même ; Georget semble avoir pris ces notes en vue de préparer une réédition de son traité, qui ne verra pas le jour, probablement à cause de son décès prématuré à l'âge de 33 ans. Les commentaires complètent les définitions données, rapportent des cas observés, renvoient à des publications qui ont été consultées ultérieurement, etc... Etienne-Jean Georget (1795-1828) acquit sa réputation grâce à ce travail, publié la même année que sa thèse (Dissertation sur les causes de la folie), dont il reprend le sujet en le développant considérablement. L'auteur n'était âgé que de 25 ans au moment de cette publication. Élève de Pinel et d'Esquirol à la Salpêtrière, Georget a cherché à fixer le "siège" de la folie en remontant à la source des désordres produits, comme on le fait pour les autres maladies. Il divise la folie en cinq genres : la manie, la monomanie, la stupidité, la démence et l'idiotie. Coiffes, coins et charnières frottés. Lacune sur le feuillet de faux-titre. Semelaigne I, p. 188 et suiv.

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        [Titre en grec] Hypothèses et Époques des planètes de C. Ptolémée, et Hypotyposes de Proclus Diadochus, traduites pour la première fois du grec en français, sur les manuscrits de la bibliothèque du roi

      3 parties en un volume Paris, Merlin, 1820, , 3 parties en un volume, [6]-32-224-VIII-[3] pages, [2] ff. pour le titre pour les 2nde et 3e parties, 1 portrait, 2 pl. depl. gravées sur cuivre, 2 tableaux depl. ht, demi-basane maroquinée verte de l'époque, dos lisse orné de fers romantiques, tranches citron mouchetées, Plusieurs figures gravées dans le texte, dont une vignette au titre figurant le Qasr, deux vues du Mujelibè, des tablettes cunéiformes, un plan des ruines de Babylone, etc... Rare édition originale de la première traduction française de ces traités astronomiques de Ptolémée et de Proclus, donnée par le traducteur français de l'Almageste Nicolas Halma (1755-1828). Ce dernier signe deux dissertations figurant parmi les pièces liminaires : Dissertation III sur les Macédoniens et Dissertation IV sur le calendrier judaïque. La seconde partie de l'ouvrage contient les traités grecs, sur deux colonnes, le texte grec en regard de la traduction française ; et la troisième partie comprend les Mémoires traduits de l'allemand de Ludwig Ideler, sur les connaissances astronomiques des Chaldéens, sur le cycle de Méton et sur l'ère persique. Ouvrage dédicacé au duc de Bordeaux (Henri d'Artois, 1820-1883) ; en regard de la dédicace figure le portrait en médaillon de son père, le duc de Berry, assassiné peu de temps avant sa naissance, avec le vers tiré d'Horace "multis ille bonis flebilis occidit" apposé, à l'origine, sur les médailles frappées en 1793 en Angleterre en hommage à Louis XVI ("Il est tombé pleuré de beaucoup de gens de bien"). Selon Quérard, cet ouvrage, tout comme les diverses traductions de Ptolémée par Halma, aurait été tiré à 300 exemplaires, dont 200 auraient été pris par le gouvernement. De la bibliothèque Charles-René de Contamine, avec son ex-libris armorié au contreplat. Légères rousseurs éparses ; néanmoins, bel exemplaire. Quérard VII, p. 369

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        SEESHAUPT/Starnberger See., "Seeshaupt am Starenbergersee". Blick vom Ufer auf die Kirche mit Zwiebelturm und einige Häuser, im Vordergrund Ruderboot und hübsche biedermeierliche Personenstaffage.

      Altkol. Aquatinta, um 1820, 20,5 x 26,5 cm. Nicht bei Lentner und Schober, "Bilder aus dem Fünf-Seen-Land". - Alt auf getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Himmel etwas berieben und gering fleckig. Sehr selten! BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Fort St. Philippe, au col de Balaguer en Catalogne.

      Artist: ; issued in: ; date: 1820 - - technic: Steel engraving; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 41 x 49 - description: Map shows the harbour of St. Philippe bei Mahon in Menorca ,a map and 3 views from different point of views,2 views from Cote Tortose and Tarragone

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        Ã„thiopische Bibel

      [Äthiopien ca. 1820-30].. Manuskript. 8°. (14, 3 x 9, 8 cm.). 140 Bll. Mit 8 Textornamenten u. 6 ganzseit. farb. Illustr. Durchgeh. beidseit. beschrieb. bzw. illustriert. Holzdeckelband d. Zt. m. farb. Stoffbezug u. Tragevorrichtung. 25-zeilige Handschrift in schwarzer, roter u. violetter Tusche auf Ziegenpergament. Stellenw. kl. Annotationen u. Illustr. v. fremder Hand m. Bleistift. 4 Bll. m. kreisrunden Löchern. Durchgeh. Braunrand im Fußsteg. - Die 6 ganzseit. Illuminierungen zeigen den Heiligen Georg als Drachentöter, versch. Darstellungen aus dem Leben und Leiden Jesu, eine Kreuzigungsszene, Jeus geht auf dem Wasser u. a.

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        Fleurs peintes à l'aquarelle.

      1820 - Charmant album d'aquarelles consacré à la flore alpine. Lausanne, s. d. [c. 1820-1822].In-folio de (8) ff. sur papier blanc, (44) ff. sur papier gris, (6) ff. sur papier blanc dont (4) ff. bl., (38) ff. sur papier gris, (8) ff. gris vierges, 18 photos, 1 grande peinture, 107 aquarelles, 1 planche de calendrier, 11 images imprimées. Relié en demi-maroquin vert, double filet d'encadrement frappé à froid, initiales « C. G. » frappées à froid au centre d'un médaillon orné, dos lisse orné de filets noirs et dorés. Reliure de l'époque. / An attractive watercolor album dedicated to the alpine flora. Lausanne, s. d. [c. 1820-1822]. Folio [370 x 278 mm] of (8) ll. on blank paper, (44) ll. on grey paper, (6) ll. on blank paper including (4) bl. ll., (38) ll. on grey paper, (8) ll. clean grey, 18 pictures, 1 large painting, 107 watercolors, 1 plate of calendar, 11 printed pictures. Bound in green half-morocco, blind stamped double fillet on the covers, initials ?C. G.? blind-stamped in the center of a decorated medallion, flat spine with black and gilt fillets. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems. Volumes 1 & 2. [and] Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery

      Printed for Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street; and E. Drury, Stamford. [through 1821], London 1820 - Three volumes in one: First Edition of Village Minstrel (vols. 1 & 2); Second Edition of Poems. 12mo: xxviii,216; [8],211,[1]; viii,xxiv,220pp, with copper-engraved frontispiece portrait of John Clare by E. Scriven. Early half calf and marbled boards, flat spine in six compartments divided by double rules, black leather lettering piece gilt, marbled end paper, book plate of collector George Downing Hartley on front paste down. Light wear to extremities, previous owners' names on front fly leaf (dated 1948) and title page (1821); very occasional light spotting, else an excellent example, tight, clean and bright. Lowndes 466 (Regarding Poems: "An interesting little volume."). Hayward, p. 236. Clare was the son of a farm laborer who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major reevaluation in the late 20th century, and he is often now considered among the most important 19th-century poets. His "first volume of poetry, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (1820), was the most popular of the four volumes Clare published during his lifetime, going through four editions by 1821 and selling more than 3,500 copies by 1829 . . . [The collection] contains some seventy poems, organised under three headings: poems, songs and ballads, and sonnets. As the title suggests, the poems generally describe rural life but they do so from the perspective of the rural labourer; as such, they may be seen as part of a genre of anti-pastoral verse in Britain that attempted to provide a more faithful depiction of rural life than was found in 'traditional' pastorals. . . . The two-volume collection The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems (1821) was the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet's second publication. The collection is divided into two sections: 'Poems', which makes up the first volume and part of the second, comprises seventy-one poems of various forms, opening with the long, semi-autobiographical 'The Village Minstrel'; the second section, which ends the second volume, is made up of sixty sonnets. Like their predecessors, the poems in The Village Minstrel are broadly 'descriptive of rural life and scenery'. Clare presents vignettes of rural work and leisure, describing the daily life of the village ('Rural Morning' and 'Rural Evening'), its pastimes ('Rustic Fishing'), and important weekly and annual events in the village’s calendar ('Sunday' and 'May Day'). These are supplemented by close observations of plants, animals and the effects of seasonal change on the landscape in poems like 'A Copse in Winter', 'Description of a Thunder-Storm', 'To an early Cowslip', and 'The Ants'—a poetic detailing of the natural world which had already come to be seen as Clare’s particular strength." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A VIEW OF THE POLICY OF PERMITTING SLAVES IN THE STATES WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI: BEING A LETTER TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS

      Baltimore: Printed by Joseph Robinson, 1820. 47pp. Gathered signatures, string-tied, as issued. Uniform, light tanning. Vertical crease. Very good. Untrimmed. A scarce pamphlet arguing that the federal government has no right to interfere in the extension or prohibition of slavery into newly-admitted states of the Union. Rather, Learned maintains that the issue should be decided by the states themselves. Learned's tract, written at the height of the controversy over the admission of Missouri into the Union, which culminated in the Missouri Compromise, is in response to Daniel Raymond's THE MISSOURI QUESTION, published in 1819. Learned allows that slavery is a "moral evil," but argues that "the condition of the slave is better in a free Government, for his protection by the laws is more sure." He goes on to contend that spreading slavery into the new states is beneficial to the slaves, lessening the evil of slavery in the old states, and improving their condition in the new states. A scarce argument for states' rights, this is the first copy we have ever owned. HOWES L166a. SABIN 39538. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 1919. WORK, p.331. DUMOND, p.73.

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        Die erloschenen Vulkane in der Eifel und am Niederrheine. Ein Bericht an die Gesellschaft nützlicher Forschungen zu Trier. Und: Neue Beiträge zur Geschichte der rheinischen Vulkane Ein Bericht an die Gesellschaft nützlicher Forschungen zu Trier für 1820. Der erloschenen Vulkane in der Eifel und am Niederrheine zweiter Theil.

      Mainz, Kupferberg, -21 1820 - 2 Bände (in einem). 21 x 12,5 cm. [2] Bl., 180 S.; [2] Bl., 116 S. Mit insgesamt vier gefalteten Lithographien. Neues Halbleinen mit Lederrückenschild. Text stockfleckig. Mit einer alten handschriftlichen Nr. auf dem Titelblatt. Eine Tafel leicht angeschnitten. Poggendorff II, 998f. Frühe Arbeit des Trierer Geologen und Historikers Johann Steininger (1794-1874), der am Trierer Gymnasium Naturwissenschaften lehrte und unter anderem auch Lehrer von Karl Marx war. In zahlreichen Wanderungen und Studienreisen untersuchte er die Geologie und Mineralogie des mittelrheinischen Raumes, besonders des Trier-Luxemburger Gebietes und den Vulkanismus der Eifel. Seine Forschungen und Publikationen waren in der Frühzeit dieser Wissenschaftsbereiche grundlegend und wegweisend (Guido Groß in: Trierer Biographisches Lexikon, hg. v. Heinz Monz, Trier, WVT 2000, S. 450). Sehr selten, zuletzt 2003 auf einer deutschen Auktion.

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