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        Manuscript - Court Transcripts - Counterfeit Paper Currency

      Indiana, 1821. Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana, 1821-1822. Three (3) detailed manuscript transcripts of the proceedings of the Circuit Court penned by the clerk court, pertaining to a trial with two defendants charged with making and using counterfeit paper currency, and the ongoing search for the elusive accused men who fail to appear at numerous adjourned hearings. Unusual with the signatures of American politicians J. S. Simonson and John Carr, as well as a hand drawn sketch illustration of the fraudulent bank note. Folio. 2 single leafs, 1 double leaf, each with clerk's filing annotations to verso, one of which outlines trial costs. Some age-toning and chips to extremities, otherwise in very good condition, easily legible and retaining a strong impression. Signatures on these documents include these, among others: John Carr - military general and later Member of the US House of Representatives J.S. Simonson - army captain and Member of the Indiana House of Representatives Isaac Shelby - Court Clerk and earlier felon charged with manstealing Amos Goodwin - who was a private under Colonel George Rogers Clark a few years earlier in the Illinois campaign of the American Revolutionary War Trial: April 1821 to November 1822. Defendants: William L.W.W. Love, Issac Galland A rather prolonged trial due to the evasiveness of the primary defendant this case consists of a fine of $50 imposed by the State of Indiana, after having charged both Galland and Lowe for the crime of producing and passing a counterfeit 50 cent note to a James Shockley two years earlier. The $50, if ever collected, would be granted to a public seminary school. Alas, the final annotation, three and a half years after the crime, states that the primary accused is unfound, and his accomplice is not mentioned. The earliest document, April 1821 finds both parties "Guilty of Forgery Contrary to the Form of the Statute... to the great displeasure of Almighty God..." Accordingly, they are to be sentenced on the 16th day of February 1821, but neither can be found and neither appears on their own accord for the set hearings. Finally, a note from the November term 1822 states that Love is a "non-resident and cannot be found in my bailiwick." Excerpts from the manuscripts: "... Isaac Galland late of said County laborer, and William L.W.W. Love late of said County laborer... did feloniously, wickedly, and falsely make, forge and counterfeit, and did each aid and assist willingly in falsely making, forging and counterfeiting a certain bank note purporting to be a note of fifty cents on the branch of the State bank of Indiana at Veray... with the intent to defraud the president and directors of the bank of Vincennes..." "To the Sheriff of Clark County... by adjournment on Saturday the 21st day of April 1821 came William L.W.W. Love in open court and acknowledged himself to owe to the State of Indiana the sum of Fifty Dollars, to be levied of his goods and chattels and tenements for the use of a Public Seminary of Learning... then next ensuing, which was the 2nd Monday in August 1821, then and there to answer to those things that might be objected against him in an Indictment to pass one counterfeit bill or ticket on the Bank of Nevay... having altogether failed to appear... witness Isaac Shelby, clerk of our said court... this 11th day of May 1822." End excerpts. In the 1830s Indiana's Washington County Circuit Court docket was replete with indictments for perjury, passing counterfeit money and having in possession counterfeiter's tools, assault and battery with intent to kill, larceny mayhem, manslaughter and murder. In September 1831, Gilbert Hyatt was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in the penitentiary for passing counterfeit money, and having in his possession counterfeiting apparatus. By 1862, the New York Times estimated that 80% of the banknotes circulating in America at that time were counterfeit. John S. Simonson (1796-1881) was a colonel in the US Army and a Member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He served with the army during the War of 1812, was honorably discharged in 1814, and subsequently moved to Charlestown, Indiana. After serving in the state Senate from 1828 to 1830, Simonson farmed and manufactured flour. In 1841 he was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives and became its speaker in 1845. The following year President James K. Polk appointed Simonson captain of the mounted riflemen of the United States Army, a position he held through the Mexican War. The University of Texas at Austin holds a collection of Simonson's papers and journals. John Carr (1793-1845) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana. He lived in Clark County from 1806 and joined William Henry Harrison's army during Tecumseh's War and fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. He was appointed lieutenant in a company of United States Rangers, authorized by an act of Congress for defense of western frontiers, in the War of 1812. He later became a Brigadier General and Major General of the Indiana Militia which he served in until his death. He served as clerk of Clark County from 1824 until 1830. He also served as a presidential elector for Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun in 1824. Carr was elected as a Jacksonian to the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Congresses serving from (March 4, 1831 until March 3, 1837). While in the United States House of Representatives he served as chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims during the 24th Congress. He was elected as a Democrat to the 26th congress and served from 1839 to 1841. He died in Charlestown, Indiana, January 20, 1845. Isaac Shelby was a recorder and court clerk in Clark County. Not above the law, as he may have hoped, he was charged with manstealing in 1817. His brother Evan was first a Clark County Clerk, and then a County Judge between 1811-1813. Counterfeiting of currency in America has its roots in Rochester, New York, as early the 1790s when an estimated three quarters of British coin money in America was in fact light-weight counterfeit production. American State and Spanish coins were also counterfeited, but to a lesser degree. The U.S. Mint first began producing circulating coins in 1793, but it took over fifty years for them to produce a sufficient medium of exchange to keep businesses supplied and the economy running smoothly. Into this breach stepped the counterfeiter to do his civic duty. Counterfeiting quickly expanded into the Midwest. In the early 1850s, Archibald McGregor, Clinton Barnes, and Thomas Janes moved their counterfeiting enterprise from Monroe County, New York, to Elkhart, Indiana. Due to the shortage, an early merchant would do business with some counterfeit money or he would simply lose business. The first suspected counterfeiter from Rochester was its first white settler, Ebenezar Allen. In 1811, he was living across the border in Canada where he was arrested and charged, only to be acquitted by the British/Canadian court on the eve of the War of 1812. Until the 1850s any bank in New York State could print and issue its own paper currency. In Rochester alone sixteen banks issued the minimum $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills, thus sixty-four different notes were possible from our city banks alone. Notes from neighboring villages and nearby cities were also circulated. The situation was ideal for the counterfeiter. Rochester seems to have been a center for passing and manufacturing counterfeit monies; from 1821-62 as many as 107 arrests were made, twenty-five percent of these between 1857 and 1859, a period of economic recession. Of that number only six were women. The Secret Service Division was created on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency. Chief William P. Wood was sworn in by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch. Anti-counterfeiting measures for producing currency did not begin in the US until well into the twentieth century, decades later than many countries.. Very Good.

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        Fünf Kokotten und drei Männer in einem Raum mit einem Ofen und einem Tisch mit Stühlen.

      - Feder und Pinsel in Braun, bräunlich, rötlich und grünlich laviert, über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem dünnem Velin. 16,1:26,7 cm. Verso: Zwei Bleistiftskizzen eines Mannes mit Zylinder. Rechte obere Ecke restauriert, im ganzen nicht ganz frisch. Provenienz: Privatbesitz, New York. Nach einer militärischen Ausbildung nahm Constantin Guys bereits im Alter von 18 Jahren an den Griechischen Befreiungskriegen (1821-1829) teil und trat 1827 einem Dragonerregiment bei. Um 1830 gelang ihm sein künstlerischer Durchbruch und er machte sich einen Namen als Zeichner der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft des französischen Zweiten Kaiserreiches, vor allem als Chronist des modernen Pariser Lebens. Anschließend folgten Reisen in den Orient und längere Aufenthalte in London und Paris, wo er als Kriegszeichner und Korrespondent (u.a. während des Krimkrieges 1854-1856) für verschiedene englische und französische Zeitungen (z.B. Illustrated London News) arbeitete. In Paris, wo er sich schließlich 1860 endgültig niederließ, pflegte er u.a. freundschaftliche Kontakte zu dem Schriftsteller Charles Baudelaire, der im übrigen Guys’ Werk 1863 in einem seiner wichtigsten Aufsätze besonders lobte, zu dem Maler und Zeichner H. Daumier (1808-1879) und dem Fotografen, Schriftsteller und Zeichner F. Nadar (1820-1910). 1885 verlor Guys allerdings bei einem tragischen Unfall beide Beine. Deshalb verbrachte er die letzten Lebensjahre wohl auch aus Armut in einem Hospital.

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        Auswahl vorzüglich schöner, seltener, berühmter, und sonst sehr merkwürdiger Gartenpflanzen, in getreuen Abbildungen (2 Bände. in 1).

      Wien, 1821.. Mit 2 gestochenen Porträts, 219 Pflanzenkupfertafeln, XXIV, 148 Seiten; VI, 97 Seiten, rot/grüner Pappband der Zeit, 24 x 20 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, innen teils etwas stockfleckig. Seltene botanische Publikation von Leopold Trattinick; die Tafeln stammen von L. Rieder und J. Seher und entstanden nach Zeichnungen von Eyb, Strenzel u. a. Mit gestochenen Porträts von J. Banks und M. Wahl.

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        Arliss's Hieroglyphical Bible. With Four Hundred Embellishments on Wood.

      - London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1821. Small slim 8vo, 106, (2, ads.)pp. With woodcuts throughout. Original pale tan printed boards, an exceptionally fine copy as issued with a small graze to the top right corner of the upper board, ink signature at the front dated 1823. Apparently the only edition of this group of selections from the Bible, printed in the form of a rebus. The text may have been edited by H.A. Arliss. Osborne p. 759 records a similar title, also 106 pp. and with some 400 woodcuts, from a different printer and undated. COPAC only records the copy at Oxford. Worldcat does not note a single copy in the US. The condition of this copy is wondrous, ranking as one of the finest early nineteenth-century books in boards we have ever seen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL EXCMO. SR. SECRETARIO DEL ESTADO DE LA GOVERNACION DE ULTRAMAR CON REALES ORDENES DE 29. DE AGOSTA, Y 9. DE OCTUBRE DEL AÑO PROXIMO PASADO... [caption title]

      Guatemala. February, 1821.. [9]pp. plus initial integral blank. Folio. Stitched as issued. Light foxing to edges, single wormhole. Very clean. Very good plus. A decree compiled by a royal commission regarding education standards for Spanish held Guatemala. It covers the topics of language, medicine, theology, philosophy and civil jurisprudence. A list of approved authors is provided at the end of the decree and is signed by Carlos Luis de Urrutia, military commander of Guatemala. The decree was published and distributed less than a year before Guatemala established its independence from Spain on Sept. 15, 1821. Not in OCLC.

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        Oeuvres complétes de M. T. Cicéron

      Chez Lefévre, Libraire, París 1821 - Solamente los Tomos 16 al 21 que comprenden las cartas en latín y francés. Numerados en el lomo del 1 al 6: 1 y 2 cartas familiares; 3 al 6 Cartas a Atica. Con dedicatoria autógrafa en el Tomo 1 de Rudolf Dolge al Dr. José Izquierdo, circa 1938. Tomo 1, 556 págs. Tomo 2, 494 págs. Tomo 3, 475 págs. Tomo 4, 521 págs. Tomo 5, 581 págs. Tomo 6, 599 págs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les races et les langues de l'Océanie ... traduit de l'anglais par A.L. Pinart.Paris, Ernest Leroux (back of half-title: Le Puy, printing office of Marchessou fils), 1888. 12mo (17 x 11.5 cm). With a folding chromolithographed language map of Oceania, 1 headpiece in 17th-century style. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers.

      O'Reilly & Reitman 5577; for the author: Prior, "Cust, Robert Needham (1821-1909)", in: ADNB (online ed.). First French edition of Cust's essay on the languages of Oceania, translated by the French linguist and ethnologist Alphonse Pinart. Cust distinguishes 4 language families, corresponding with the geographical division of the region into Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Australia, which he then divides into smaller phylogenetic groups. The essay concludes with a provisional list of the languages of Oceania. It was first published as "The modern languages of Oceania" in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (July 1887). The present edition was published as number 56 in the series "Bibliothèque orientale Elzévirienne".Robert Needham Cust (1821-1909), a prolific orientalist working for the East India Company, devoted the last decades of his life to the study of languages, publishing a great many learned books, articles and reviews.Slightly browned, the wrapper more severely, but still in good condition with a few pencil marks. The spine of the wrapper is damaged, front wrapper slightly frayed, and some of the sewing has broken.

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        Ein Soldat versucht, auf den Schultern eines Kameraden stehend, von oben in ein Fenster zu spähen.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin, unter der Darstellung bezeichnet "Verunglückte Vorkehrung". 20,7:13,6 cm. - Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch. Vorzeichnung, möglicherweise gedacht für eine Veröffentlichung in einer Zeitschrift.. Zur Beamtenlaufbahn bestimmt, studierte Moritz von Schwind zunächst an der Universität in Wien. 1821 begann er dennoch ein Studium an der örtlichen Kunstakademie und war bis 1822 Schüler des Historien- und Porträtmalers J.P. Krafft (1780-1856) und des Nazareners L.F. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1788-1853). In Wien unterhielt er auch freundschaftlichen Kontakt zu Franz Schubert, Franz von Schober, Franz Grillparzer und dem Maler L. Kupelwieser (1796-1862). Auf Anraten von P. Cornelius (1783-1867) zog er 1828 nach München, wo er durch Vermittlung von Cornelius die Ausmalung des Bibliothekszimmers der bayerischen Königin mit Szenen aus Ludwig Tiecks Dichtung vornahm. 1835 reiste er nach Italien. Nach seiner Rückkehr schuf er Entwürfe für die Münchner Residenz und in der Burg Hohenschwangau. 1840 ging Schwind nach Karlsruhe, wo er für den Sitzungssaal des Karlsruher Ständehauses acht Rundmedaillons, für das Treppenhaus und die Erdgeschoß-Säle der Staatlichen Kunsthalle Fresken schuf. 1844 zog er nach Frankfurt am Main, wurde jedoch drei Jahre später als Professor an die Kunstakademie München berufen. 1855 wurde er in den Ritterstand erhoben. 1857 besuchte er London. 1866-1867 arbeitete er an der Ausmalung der neuerbauten Wiener Hofoper, für die Loggia und das Foyer.

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        Entdeckungs-Reise in die Süd-See und nach der Berings-Strasse ... Unternommen in den Jahren 1815, 1816, 1817 und 1818... auf dem Schiffe Rurick

      Weimar: Gebruder Hoffmann, 1821. Three volumes bound in one, quarto; with six maps (five folding) and 20 engraved and aquatint plates (19 with original handcolouring and four double-page); contemporary quarter black roan, rebacked, gilt arms on cover of Ernst Augustus, King of Hanover. The second great Russian expedition to the Pacific. First edition of Kotzebue's account of his voyage, the second Russian scientific expedition and one of the great Pacific exploration accounts.The plates include two each of Alaska and Hawaii, and four of Micronesia. The aquatint plates are finely handcoloured (with the exception of the single engraved plate of the monkey-skull), and retain the quality of original watercolours. The third volume includes the fine coloured butterfly plates omitted from the English and Russian editions.This famous voyage narrative is particularly important for its descriptions of Alaska, California (including the first scientific account of the state flower, the Golden Poppy), Hawaii and Micronesia; Lada-Mocarski describes the account of Alaska as 'rich in early original source material'.The expedition rounded Cape Horn and visited Chile, Easter Island, the Marshall Islands, Hawaii and the North American coast, making an unsuccessful search for a Northwest passage. The Rurik sailed along the California coast, stopping at San Francisco; Kotzebue describes the missions, and the work is considered one of the most important early accounts of the state. Kotzebue made a stop in Hawaii in November-December 1816, revisiting again in September-October 1817, anchoring off Hawaii and Oahu. The Hawaiian portion is extensive with important observations on life and customs during the reign of Kamehameha I, whose famous "red vest" portrait by Louis Choris is one of the illustrations.The account of Albert von Chamisso, the expedition naturalist, includes important information about flora and fauna, as well as the native inhabitants and the work of the missionaries. There is also a comparative vocabulary table for languages of some of the islanders. As a record of historical import, and as a collection of significant maps and beautiful plates (most notably those of the butterflies), this work is one of the prime desiderata of Pacific voyages. 'Kotzebue belonged to that group of outstanding Russian naval officers of the first half of the nineteenth century, which included Kruzenshtern, Golovnin, Lisianskii, Sarychev, and others...' (Lada-Mocarski).There were altogether three issues of this first edition, as noted by Forbes in the Hawaiian National Bibliography. This is an example of the second issue with the text printed upon laid paper and the plates coloured (the regular issue has the plates in sepia aquatint).

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        Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre oder Die Entsagenden. Ein Roman von Goethe. Erster Theil [complete].

      Stuttgard und Tübingen, in der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung 1821. 8vo. (8)+550 pages. Untrimmed in a later full vellum binding with gilt title on the spine. Slight foxing the first few pages. A nice copy.. First edition

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        Draft Letter Signed as Secretary of State

      Washington 1821 - Sixth President of the United States who also served with distinction as Senator, Secretary of State, Diplomat, and Minister to Great Britain. During his role as Minister to England, he drafted and wrote the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. As Secretary of State, he negotiated the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1818 and wrote the Monroe Doctrine, a thesis that took almost three years to complete before being presented to Congress. At the time this letter was written, France filed a grievance against the United States for seizing the vessel Jeune Eugenie off the coast of Africa. The vessel was believed to have been involved in the Slave trade and was boarded by American soldiers. 2 pages (front and back), 10 x 8 inches, Washington, August 17, 1821. Extraordinary and historically important unpublished draft letter signed as Secretary of State. Written to President James Monroe, residing at his personal estate in Shannondale Springs, cryptically addressing several complicated foreign policy issues that would become the foundation for the principles of the Monroe Doctrine, including the seizure of the French vessel Jeune Eugenie, Florida and the conclusion of the Adams-Onis Treaty, and Great Britain's desire for a strict interpretation of the Treaty of Ghent, etc. In full: "I send you by Express a note from the French Minister together with a draft which I have made of an answer to it, for your consideration. Should you approve it, with such amendments as you may think proper, I pray you to have the goodness, to send it back to me, that I may receive it if possible on Sunday. I had fixed on Monday for my departure - but if instead of the draft which I enclose (modified as you see fit) you think it will be more expedient to answer with less decision, and to continue the discussion with him at present, I will postpone my Northern tour and reply to him at leisure, and in such manner as you may direct. P.S. I enclose a letter from Baron Stackelberg the Charge d'affaires from Sweden. I would propose that a Proclamation should issue, declaring Norwegian Vessels entitled to the privileges accorded by the act of Congress of 3. March 1815. Two letters from General Jackson at Pensacola with enclosure a letter from General Peter B. Porter and a letter from Mr. Delafield, the agent to the Commission under the 6th and 7th articles of the Treaty of Ghent are likewise enclosed. One letter from James G. Forbes." On July 17, 1821, exactly four weeks before this draft was sent to President Monroe, the Spanish officially vacated Florida, concluding the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1818. General Jackson was appointed Territorial Governor, and the United States announced that it would no longer allow any infringement by a foreign power into the hemisphere. Great Britain soon thereafter asked for a clarification of the Treaty of Ghent due to several "questionable" actions committed in Florida by General Jackson, most notably the execution of two British merchants who were supplying weapons to the Spaniards and Seminoles. The Florida debacle would once and for all end Europe's influence in the hemisphere, and became the strongest argument in implementing the foundations of what would become the Monroe Doctrine. Boldly docketed on the back by James Monroe: "Aug. 17. 1821, Mr. Adams." Natural folds and light creasing, but still in very good(+) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A manual of chemistry; containing the principal facts of the science

      London: John Murray, 1821. Inscribed Dedication Copy Brande, William Thomas (1788-1866). A manual of chemistry; containing the principal facts of the science . . . 3 vols. xvi, 470, [2]; vii, 546, [2]; viii, 350, [106, index]pp. Frontispiece engraving and 3 engraved plates; wood-engraved text illustrations. London: John Murray, 1821. 216 x 133 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light toning throughout, some offsetting from plates, small ink-stains on one index page obscuring a few words of text, but very good. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Brande to dedicatee Charles Hatchett (1765-1847) on the flyleaf of the first volume: â??Charles Hatchett Esq. with the Authors very affectionate regards.â? Inscribed Dedication Copy of the second edition of Brandeâ??s Manual of Chemistry, greatly enlarged from the one-volume first edition (1819). Brande dedicated this edition to his father-in-law, the British chemist and mineralogist Charles Hatchett, who had introduced Brande the study of chemistry when the latter was in his early teens; Brandeâ??s dedication, dated May 1, 1821, is on the leaf following the title in Vol. I. Hatchett is best known for his discovery in 1801 of the metallic element now known as niobium; Brandeâ??s description of that element in his Manual notes that it â??was first discovered by Mr. Hatchett in a mineral from North Americaâ? (Vol. II, p. 229). Brande had a long and distinguished career as a chemist and educator. In 1813 he succeeded Humphry Davy as professor of chemistry at the Royal Institution, a post he held until 1852; while at the RI he developed a close relationship with Michael Faraday, who served for some years as Brandeâ??s assistant. Brande also was superintendent of the Royal Mintâ??s die department from the mid-1820s, and in 1854 became chief officer of the Mintâ??s coinage department. His Manual of Chemistry went through six editions and was the leading chemistry textbook of its day; he also wrote two well-regarded works on pharmacy, and edited the Dictionary of Science, Literature and Art (1842).`

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        Erklärung einer Aegyptischen Urkunde auf Papyrus in Griechischer Cursivschrift.

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1821.. Large 4to. 36 pp. With a folding lithographed plate. Original wrappers with handwritten label on upper cover.. Treatise on a papyrus document concerning the sale of land, found in an Egyptian grave and dated 104 BC. - August Boeckh (1785-1867), who did important work on ancient poetry, particularly Pindar, is regarded as the founder of modern Epigraphy. - Slightly brownstained. Covers worn. From the library of Joseph Baron Lassberg (1770-1855), his autogr. ownership "Villae Eppos ad Bibliothecam Laßbergii" on inside of front cover; stamp of the Fürstenberg Court Library at Donaueschingen on title page. - Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 78. Not in Kainbacher.

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        Die Symbolik des Traumes. Zweite verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Kunz, Bamberg 1821 - VIII, 280 Seiten, Ohln mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, 8°. Inhalt: Die Sprache des Traumes - Die Sprache der Poesie und der Offenbarung - Die Symbolik der Natur - Der versteckte Poet - Von einer babylonischen Sprachenverwirrung - Die Echo - Der Deux ex Machina. Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Besitzvermerke, einige Seiten etwas stockfleckig, einige Seiten mit Anstrichen in Bleistift ( entfernbar ), 1 Seite mit kleiner Randläsion. ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Celebrated Persons Composing the Kit-Kat Club; With a prefatory account of the origin of the association: illustrated with forty-eight portraits, from the original paintings by Sir Godfrey Kneller

      Hurst, Robinson and Company, London 1821 - Folio, 48 engraved portraits; a fine binding of half navy morocco, marbled boards with gilt spine. The Celebrated association called the Kit-Kat Club was instituted about the year 1700, and consisted of the principal noblemen and gentlemen who opposed the arbitrary measures of James 11. The objectives were a strong Parliament, a limited monarchy, resistance to France, and the Protestant succession to the throne along with the encouragement of literature and the fine arts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tour of Doctor Prosody, In Search of The Antique and The Picturesque through Scotland, The Hebrides, The Orkney and Shetland Isles

      London: Mathew Iley, Somerset Street, 1821. First edition. 20 hand-colored aquatint plates drawn and engraved by C. Williams. W. Read, et al. 251 pp. Printed by Shackel and Arrowsmith, Johnson's Court. 1 vols. 8vo (255 x 167 mm.). Bound in original drab boards, with original lending library warning label on upper cover. In half red morocco slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Reuben Jay Flick and Harris Hollin. UNCUT AND IN BOARDS This is a satire on Samuel Johnson"s Tour of the Hebrides.

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        Africa, Containing a Description of the Manners and Customs, with some Historical Particulars of the Moors of the Zahara, and of the Negro Nations between the Rivers Senegal and Gambia

      3 volumes of 4 (volume 1 missing). R. Ackermann, London [1821]. 12mo, VII+291 + 289 pages. With engraved, hand-coloured folding map and plates, of which several folding. Contemporary brown half-calf with gilt and blindtooled decorations on the spines. Corners slightly bumped. Frontispiece plate in vol. III loosened.. From the charming, illustrated series The World in Miniature. The meticulously handcoloured plates show African views, costumes and wildlife. Volume II contains material and plates about the slave trade from Western Africa

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        Cours d'analyse de l'École Polytechnique; I.re Partie. Analyse algébrique.Paris: De l'imprimerie Royale, chez Debure frères, 1821.

      An exceptional copy of his great textbook, one of the most influential mathematics books ever written, in which "Cauchy gave the foundation of the calculus as we now generally accept it". (D.J. Struik) <br/><br/> ❧Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, no. 25. <br/><br/> "In 1821, Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1787-1857) published a textbook, the <i>Cours d'analyse</i>, to accompany his course in analysis at the École Polytechnique. It is one of the most influential mathematics books ever written. Not only did Cauchy provide a workable definition of limits and a means to make them the basis of a rigorous theory of calculus, but he also revitalized the idea that all mathematics could be set on such rigorous foundations. Today the quality of a work of mathematics is judged in part on the quality of its rigor; this standard is largely due to the transformation brought about by Cauchy and the <i>Cours d'analyse</i>" (Bradley & Sandifer, p. vii). "Cauchy rivaled Euler in mathematical productivity, contributing some 800 books and articles on almost all branches of the subject. Among his greatest contributions are the rigorous methods which he introduced into the calculus in his three great treatises: the <i>Cours d'analyse de l'École Polytechnique</i> (1821), <i>Résumé des leçons sur le calcul infinitesimal</i> (1823), and <i>Leçons sur le calcul differential</i> (1829). Through these works Cauchy did more than anyone else to impress upon the subject the character which it bears at the present time" (Boyer, p. 271).<br/><br/> The original development of the calculus by Leibniz and Newton had relied on intuitive geometric arguments. Although the majority of scientists and mathematicians accepted the truth of the calculus because of its impressive success in describing and predicting the workings of the natural world, especially in astronomy and mechanics, some, notably Bishop George Berkeley and Michel Rolle, were skeptical about the soundness of its foundations. Their criticisms were addressed by, among others, Colin Maclaurin and Jean le Rond d'Alembert. The next major development came in 1797, when Joseph-Louis Lagrange published his <i>Théorie des fonctions analytiques</i>, based on his lectures at the École Polytechnique. Lagrange used power series expansions to define derivatives, but his approach left open the question as to whether all functions could be expressed as power series. In 1815, just two years after Lagrange died, Cauchy joined the faculty at the École Polytechnique as professor of analysis and started to teach the same course that Lagrange had taught. He inherited Lagrange's commitment to establish proper foundations for the calculus, but he followed Maclaurin and d'Alembert rather than Lagrange and sought those foundations in the formality of limits. A few years later he published his lecture notes as the present work. The year after its publication, the École Polytechnique changed the curriculum to reduce its emphasis on foundations. This probably explains why there was only one edition of the work - it became obsolete for the purpose for which it had been intended. As its title suggests, Cauchy intended to write a second part; this appeared two years later as the <i>Résumé des leçons</i>.<br/><br/> The <i>Cours</i> begins with a short introduction in which Cauchy thanks his teachers, Ampère, Laplace and Poisson, and states his reason for writing the volume: 'As for the methods, I have sought to give the rigor which one demands from geometry, so that one need never rely on arguments from the generality of algebra.' This is followed by 16 pages of 'Preliminaries,' in which Cauchy carefully defines his terms, distinguishing between <i>number</i> (which had to be positive and real) and <i>quantity</i> (which could be positive, negative, or zero, real or imaginary, finite, infinite or infinitesimal). <br/><br/> In Chapters I-V Cauchy gives his new approach to limits and continuous functions, and develops their basic properties. In giving his definition of limit, he divorced the idea from any dependence on geometric intuition: 'When the successive values attributed to a variable approach indefinitely a fixed value so as to end by differing from it by as little as one wishes, the last is called the limit of all the others.' This is the most clear-cut definition of the concept which had been given up to that time ... Upon the basis of this arithmetical definition of limit, Cauchy then proceeded to define that elusive term, infinitesimal ... 'One says that a variable quantity becomes infinitely small when its numerical value decreases indefinitely in such a way as to converge to the limit zero'." (Boyer, pp. 272-3). With this understood, Cauchy could now define continuity: 'the function <i>f</i>(x) is continuous within given limits if between these limits an indefinitely small increment <i>i</i> in the variable <i>x</i> produces always an indefinitely small increment <i>f</i>(<i>x + i</i>) - <i>f</i>(x), in the function itself. The expressions infinitely small are here to be understood ... in terms of the indefinitely small and limits" (<i>ibid</i>., p. 277). <br/><br/> In Chapter VI Cauchy turns to the problem of the convergence of infinite sequences and series. "In the theory of convergence even more than in the theory of continuity, Cauchy broke new ground and set old results on a new, rigorous, foundation... We may thank all the eighteenth-century practitioners of the analysis of the infinite, especially Euler, d'Alembert and Lagrange, for having created a wealth of results and techniques for infinite series, especially power series... But recognizing the usefulness of the techniques, making the correct generalizations, and above all exploiting the methods to prove general theorems about series - these were Cauchy's own achievements. His convergence tests, in particular, gave rise to an entirely new subject. He helped found the rigorous theory of power series, essential to nineteenth-century analysis. It was above all Cauchy's work on infinite series that so inspired the young Abel and provided the first great contrast between Cauchy's new rigor and the older analysis" (Grabiner, p. 109). Abel called the <i>Cours</i> "an excellent work which should be read by every analyst who loves mathematical rigour." <br/><br/> In Chapters VII-X, Cauchy turns to complex variables, what he calls <i>imaginary quantities</i>. "The first comprehensive theory of complex numbers is found in Cauchy's <i>Cours d'analyse</i>. There he justified the algebraic and limit operations on complex numbers, considered absolute values, and defined continuity of complex functions" (DSB III: 137). Chapter X gives Cauchy's proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra, that a polynomial of degree <i>n</i> has <i>n</i> real or complex roots. <br/><br/> Chapters XI and XII are each short topics, partial fraction decomposition of rational expressions and recurrent series, respectively. The work concludes with what Cauchy describes in the Introduction as "several notes placed at the end of the volume [where] I have presented the derivations which may be useful both to professors and students at the Royal Colleges, as well as those who wish to make a special study of analysis" (these 'notes' occupy 174 pages of text). <br/><br/> The <i>Cours</i> was published by the publishing family of de Bure ('Booksellers of the King'), into which Cauchy had conveniently married in 1818. <br/><br/> C. B. Boyer, <i>The History of the Calculus</i>, 1949, Ch. VII; R. E. Bradley & C. E. Sandifer, <i>Cauchy's Cours d'analyse. An annotated translation</i>, 2009; J. V. Grabiner, <i>The origins of Cauchy's rigorous calculus</i>, 1981; I. Grattan-Guinness, <i>Convolutions in French mathematics</i>, 1800-1840 (1990), Ch. 11; I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.), <i>Landmark writings in western mathematics 1640-1940</i>, 2005, Ch. 25. <i>En français dans le texte</i> 231 ('C'est dans ses cours d'analyse de l'École Polytechnique, publiés en 1821, qu'il émet pour le première fois ses considérations sur les fonctions imaginaires ... Les conséquences qui vont être dégagées des recherches de Cauchy sur les fonctions de variables complexes sont énormes, tant pour la mécanique que pour l'astronomie. Elles sont la base de toutes les methods pour l'exposition du calcul infinitésimal').. 8vo (206 x 130 mm), pp [4], xiv, [2:errata], 576, bound in a fine contemporary half-calf and marbled boards, spine richly gilt. A fine and very attractive copy

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        The Poetical Works of Walter Scott

      Edinburgh: Constable 1821 - 10 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A lovely Georgian binding in full calf with wide raised gilt bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. The Armorial bookplate of Sir Walter Somerville and a neat ink inscription on the first blank. Some foxing to the title pages but mostly clean. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Watercolour of the Brazilian Island Trindade Dated and Titled:] Ille de la Trinite, Vue le 1er Janvier 1821.,

      1821 - At sea, January 1, 1821. Watercolour ca. 19x28 cm (8 x 11 ½ in.) Grey wash on paper, mounted on an album leaf with double borders ruled in ink, manuscript caption title. Overall a very good watercolour. This attractively executed watercolour by an anonymous French voyager shows the Island of Trindade with a ship's launch at sea in the foreground. "Trindade and Martim Vaz ., is an archipelago located about 1,200 kilometers (740 mi) east of Vitória in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, belonging to the State of Espírito Santo, Southeast Brazil. The archipelago consists of five islands and several rocks and stacks; Trindade is the largest island., The islands are of volcanic origin and have rugged terrain. They are largely barren, except for the southern part of Trindade. They were discovered in 1502 by Portuguese explorer Estêvão da Gama and stayed Portuguese until they became part of Brazil at its independence. From 1890 to 1896, Trindade was occupied by the United Kingdom until an agreement with Brazil was reached. During the period of British occupation, Trindade was known as "South Trinidad"" (Wikipedia).

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        Autographed Letter Signed with exceptional content

      New York, 1821. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 12.75 x 8.75 inches, with an integral address leaf, New York, July 16, 1821. Written to Philadelphia publishers McCarty & Davis, proposing a new biography of Thomas Paine, the author of Common Sense, in small part: "...I have been advised by a great number of citizens, to write an abridgement of the Life of Thomas Paine, and to have an engraved likeness of him taken from a miniature painting that I own, which was taken a few years before his death, it is said to be the best that ever was taken, no man liveing (sic) knew Pain (sic) better then (sic) myself -- Cheethans Life of Paine was a scandalous work, the price two dollars!...their (sic) are thousands in this countrey (sic) that would be willing to give a dollar for a good likeness of Paine, by its self..." This, of course, was the furthest thing from the truth. When Paine died, only six people attended his funeral. He alienated just about every friend he had in America to the point that he was literally disowned. When Paine died, Carver buried him in the backyard of his house where he remained until two Englishmen dug him up and gave him a proper burial in England. Provenance: The Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Stained around the edges from tape reinforcements on the back; chipping at the edges; one horizontal fold; small hole on the left side, partially obscuring two words. Good condition. New York patriot who was a close associate of Thomas Paine. In 1809 he nursed Paine back to health while on his death bed.

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        Eigenh. Visitenkarte mit faks. Namenszug.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. Visitkartenformat. "Seinem lieben werthen Freunde Herrn Director Prof. Fischhoff empfiehlt seinen besten und würdigsten Freund Herrn Concertmstr. Schubert der Umgekehrte". - Reißiger war - wie sein Zeitgenosse Beethoven - u. a. Schüler von Antonio Salieri in Wien (1821). 1826 sang er bei Zelters Berliner Singakademie, bevor er in Dresden zunächst als Nachfolger Heinrich Marschners zum Musikdirektor berufen wurde, dann aber die Nachfolge Carl Maria von Webers als Hofkapellmeister antrat. Reißiger schuf ein umfangreiches Kompositionswerk; seine Hymnen, Motetten und Lieder sind in vielen Sammlungen erschienen. Ein Teilnachlass mit 65 Musikautographen wird in der Musikabteilung der SLUB Dresden aufbewahrt. - Die Textseite mit einem größeren Farbfleck am unteren Rand.

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        Life in London ?

      London: Shirley, Neely and Jones, 1821. First edition, second Issue. 36 hand-colored aquatints by I.R. and George Cruikshank, 3 folded leaves of engraved music, title woodcut vignette and other woodcuts in text. xvi, 376, [8, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo (Leaf size 10 x 6.5 inches; 254 x 165 cm). Original printed and illustrated boards, uncut. Some wear to boards at edges and joints, scattered foxing to text. In custom cloth box. In Original Boards First edition in original publisher's boards of this colorful classic featuring the high and low culture exploits of Tom and Jerry; it engendered numerous sequels, parodies, and imitations, and remains delightful reading to this day. With laid-in 12mo sheet of George Cruikshank's embossed 263 Hampstead Road N.W. stationery, bearing at its head the artist's autograph annotation, "Life in London".

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        Real Life in London; or, The Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and His Cousin, The Hon. Tom. Dashall, through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a Living Pictures of Fashionable Characters, Manners, and Amusements in High and Low Life. By An Amateur

      London: Printed for Jones & Co, 1821. First edition, Third issue (with Jones & Co., as Publishers). Hand-colored, engraved additional titles; 34 hand-colored engraved plates, designed and engraved by Messrs. Alken, Dighton, Brooke, Rowlandson, &c. 2 vols. 8vo. Full tan polished calf, gilt spines, contrasting titel labels, a.e.g. by Riviere & Sons. An imitation of Pierce Egan&#39;s famous Life in London, with some merit of its own and a foil to its contemporary, and as a guide to the social history of early nineteenth century London.

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        The Cenci A Tragedy in Five Acts

      [Livorno], Italy: C. and J. Ollier, 1821. Second edition, but the first to appear in England; the book was first printed in Livorno, Italy in 1819 in an edition of only 250 copies. xvii, 103 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later half red morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy.

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        Journal of Sentimental Travels in the Southern Provinces of France ?

      London: R. Ackermann, 1821. First edition. Frontispiece and 17 hand-colored aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson. ii, 291, [1] pp., + [4] pp. catalogue. 8vo. Uncut in original publisher's drab boards, spine and original printed label creased, light offsetting from plates, in custom full morocco case. Uncut in Boards A near-pristine copy in original boards, with the oft-missing prospectus for Johnny Quae Genus and advertisements for other Ackermann books bound at the rear.

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        A Descriptive and Historical Account of Various Palaces

      1821. WORLD ARCHITECTURE. A Descriptive and Historical Account of Various Palaces and Public Buildings (English and Foreign:) With Biographical Notices of Their Founders, and Other Eminent Persons. By James Norris Brewer. Unpaginated. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and 24 full-page engraved plates. 4to., 255 x 210 mm, bound in full contemporary brown diced russia, spine gilt, marbled edges. London: William Gilling, 1821. |~||~||~||~| Second Expanded Edition, with eight more plates than the first edition published in 1810. Each of these 24 "Fortresses and Mansions of eminence" is carefully described in the text and beautifully illustrated with a scenic copperplate engraving. The buildings, all shown in situ, include the Tower of London, the Louvre, Kensington Palace, the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg, the Palace of Madura, the Stadt-House of Amsterdam, and castles, among other important sites. James Norris Brewer (1799-1829) was a romance writer and topographer with many novels and guidebooks to his name. His detailed descriptions give not only historical facts about the foundation and construction of each edifice, but also biographical sketches of the occupants. A fine copy. PROVENANCE: Walter David Jones, M.D., with his bookplate on front pastedown.

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        The Young Navigator's Guide to the Sidereal and Planetary Parts of Nautical Astronomy.

      Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy., London. 1821 - 'The Young Navigator's Guide to the Sidereal and Planetary Parts of Nautical Astronomy: Being The Theory and Practice of Finding the Latitude, the Longitude, and the Variation of the Compass by the Fixed Stars and Planets. To which is Prefixed the Description and Use of the New Celestial Planisphere'. xiv + 603pp + large foldg frontis + errata page + [4]pp publishers catalogue. Very tight and clean. Near fine hardback in, tan, recent, full calf with raised bands and burgundy title label. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Xing Tu Tsong Luon Ecliptic Map based on Huangdao zong xing tu [Tabula stellarum universalis eclipticae]

      1821 - Eighteenth century melding of the European ecliptic coordinate system and the Chinese equatorial system written in first year of Qing dynasty emperor Daoguang, i.e., 1821. An updated version of the eighteenth century Kogler & Moggi map with mnemonic poems added for star locations. Includes useful planetary information, e.g. Saturn is more than 90 times larger than the earth! Vibrantly hand-colored on native paper. Some lacunae with nineteenth century mending (request detailed images). Cf. "The Library of Philip Robinson, Part II The Chinese Collection" #92 for the eighteenth century production, and "A Korean Astronomical Screen of the mid-eighteenth century from the Royal Palace of the Yi Dynasty" for the Korean adaption.; 22.5 x 45 inches

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        Burgruine Hohenrechberg bei Schwäbisch Gmünd.

      . Kreidelithographie über zwei Tonplatten (sämisch und oliv), 1821, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. Darstellungsgröße 19,3:24,5 cm, Blattgröße 31,8:33,8 cm. Literatur: Dussler 10, I; Winkler 231, Nr. 16 I (von II); Gravenkamp WV 417; Wechssler 763, II (von II). - Inkunabel der Lithographie. - Selten!. Von Frühjahr bis Herbst 1821 verreiste Fries dreimal. Bei der ersten Reise, die er mit Christoph Rist (1790-1876) zusammen unternahm, war die Schwäbische Alb das Ziel. Die zeichnerische Ausbeute sollte zu einer geplanten Publikation von Ansichten ausgewählter Burgen der Alb dienen, zu der Fries drei Lithographien nach eigenen Vorlagen beisteuerte, darunter das oben beschriebene Blatt sowie Wechssler 762 und 764.

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        The Rejected Addresses; Together with the Prize Addresses, Presented for the Prize Medal, Offered for the Best Address, on the Opening of the New Park Theater, in the City of New-York

      Nathaniel Smith, New York, 1821, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionSize: 16mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Top edge gilt - bright, rich condition. Full red gilt stamped Riviere leather binding, foldout frontispiece View of the Interior of the Park Theatre, [viii]-ix, [11]-182 pages. Corners lightly bumped, some wear along front side of spine, a little wear at spine ends, pages toned moderately. From the Introduction: "In the night of 25th May, 1820, the New York Park Theater was destroyed by fire. The proprietors resolved to rebuild it; and while the work was proceeding, the managers, Messrs. Price & Simpson, published an advertisement, offering the freedom of the theater to the author of the best poetic address, consisting of not more than 60, and not less than 50 lines, to be pronounced on the opening of the theater." Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Theatre & Plays. Inventory No: 009191.

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        A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes

      1821. FIELDING, T.H and J. WALTON. A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, containing a Description of the Most Romantic Scenery of Cumberland Westmoreland and Lancashire. viii, 288 pp. Illustrated with 48 hand-coloured aquatints. 4to., 265 x 200 mm, bound in modern full red morocco. London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 1821. |~||~||~||~||~| Despite the modern binding a fine copy of this classic Regency colour-plate book with the aquatints finely coloured. The Tour of the English Lakes is a product of the current craze for the picturesque which was then captivating the English literati and cognoscenti, and which resulted in a plethora of similar titles. The Lake District was a key destination for any tourist then seeking the picturesque, even before the time of Wordsworth. A member of a Yorkshire family of painters, Fielding produced this work in collaboration with his brother-in-law. Abbey, Scenery 192. Tooley 219.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Fouque").

      Nennhausen, [24 March] 1821. - 4to. 1 p. To the German playwright, musicologist and critic Johann Rochlitz (1769-1842), promising to send him a contribution to the new almanac "Jährliche Mitteilungen" ("Annual Announcements"; 1821-1824): "[.] It will be called 'A Fatal Gunshot. A War Story', based on a myth from the Seven Years' War [.]" (transl. from German).

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        Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre. Erster (-fünfter) Theil. - Wilhelm Meisters Tagebuch. Vom Verfasser der Wanderjahre. (Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre. Erste Beilage). - Gedanken einer frommen Gräfin. Vom Verfasser der Wanderjahre. (Vortitel:) Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre. Zweite Beilage. 5 Bände und 2 Bände "Beilage". Zus. 7 Bände. 243 S.; 252 S.; 260 S., 6 Bl. Anzeigen; 243 S.; 247 S. Mit 2 Titelvignetten in den Bänden 1 und 2. - (Beilagen:) 198 S.; 238 S. Kl.-8°. Marmor Pappbde d. Z. (etwas berieben, Band 3 passend nachgebunden) mit schwarzen Rückenschildern und Filetenvergoldung.

      Quedlinburg und Leipzig, Gottfried Basse, 1821-1828.. . Erste Ausgabe der berüchtigten "alschen Wanderjahre", hier komplett mit allen 5 Teilen sowie den beiden Nachtragsbänden "Beilagen", die meist fehlen. Pustkuchen (1793-1834) wird bei Goedeke arg geschmäht: "P. nahm aus dem Wilhelm Meister - vor Erscheinen von Goethes Wanderjahren - die Gestalt des Wilhelms heraus und mißbrauchte sie streitlustig gegen Goethe, in dem er die Romanfigur ... mit Goethe gleichsetzte und in seinem Sinne umwandelte." Gleichwohl finden sich, besonders im 'Tagebuch', zahllose treffende Sentenzen. "Seit langem hatte Goethe angekündigt, Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre durch die Wanderjahre zu ergänzen. Doch als die Fortsetzung endlich erschien, war nicht Goethe der Verfasser, sondern ein ungenannter" (Fuld, Lexikon der Fälschungen, S. 279). Goethe selbst spottete über Pustkuchen: "Was will von Quedlinburg ein zweiter Wanderer traben! - Hat doch der Walfisch seine Laus, muß ich auch meine haben". - Die letzten 6 Blatt in Band 3 mit Braunfleck in der rechten unteren Ecke, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Goed. IV 3, 436, VI, 1 und X 327 f., 9b. Kippenberg I 996-999. Borst 1376.

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        Analyse du Jeu des Echecs

      1821. PHILIDOR, François. Analyse du Jeu des Échecs Par Philidor, Avec une nouvelle notation abrégée, et quarante-deux planches où se trouve figurée la situation du jeu pour les renvois et les fins de partie. Nouvelle Édition. A laquelle on a joint la figure et la marche des différentes pieces de ce Jeu, ainsi que l&#39;explication des termes qui lui sont particuliers. [iv], 150 pp. Illustrated with 42 plates depicting various set-ups of chess boards in multiple colours, and one small black-and-white woodcut vignette of chess figures. Small 8vo., 184 x 116 mm, bound in publisher&#39;s printed yellow wrappers (loss to foot of spine), in a new cloth clamshell box. Philadelphie: Chez J. Johnston, Libraire-Editeur, n.d. [1821?].François Andre Danican Philidor was a French composer and chess-player, who wrote this book on the game of chess. One of the best and most famous chess player of the second half of the 18th century, he counted among his many opponents both Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He was so good at the game that a rumour arose in France that his musical compositions were written by someone else, as one could not be both a master chess player and a good composer. Philidor was admired and studied by Benjamin Franklin, who supposedly obtained his autograph, and Thomas Jefferson owned a first edition of this book, which was apparently one of his favorites. First published in 1749 in London under the patronage of the Duke of Cumberland, this later edition comes with 42 plates of a chessboard with the pieces in various formations. The chessboard is printed in a lovely green and white, with the chess pieces portrayed by red and black capital letters. With the exception of a small loss at the foot of the spine, and a little wear, in fine condition.

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        Fabbriche e Disegni di Giacomo Quarenghi

      1821. QUARENGHI, Giacomo. Fabbriche e Disegni di Giacomo Quarenghi Architetto di S. M. L&#39;Imperatore di Russia, Cavaliere di Malta e di S. Waldimiro, Illustrate Dal Cav. Giulio suo Figlio. [5], 6-46, [2] pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Quarenghi, and 59 full-page engraved plates. Folio, 480 x 330 mm, bound in contemporary Italian light blue paste-paper boards. Milano: Presso Paolo Antonio Tosi, 1821.First Edition. The Italian architect and painter Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817) spent his entire architectural career in Russia. "During his thirty-eight-year practice he made significant contributions to the architectural identity of St. Petersburg, the last of the great European capitals to be founded (in 1703 by Peter the Great), and to neoclassical taste. Like Bartolomeo Rastrelli, his distinguished Italian predecessor in establishing the grandeur of St. Petersburg, Quarenghi also designed projects for buildings in Moscow... During his long and busy Russian career, Quarenghi designed numerous public and private buildings, churches, palaces, country houses, military installations, and triumphal arches" (Millard). Five years after his arrival in St. Petersburg, Catherine II claimed (to Melchior Grimm) that the city was filled with Quarenghi&#39;s charming buildings. His first major work was the Hermitage Theater (1783-1787, now destroyed), followed by the State Bank (1783-1799), the State Duma (1790s), and the first shopping arcade (1797-1798). He was also commissioned to design small buildings such as bath houses, coffee houses, and garden pavilions. Fabriche e Disegni was published seven years after Quarenghi&#39;s death. Literary descriptions of buildings designed by Quarenghi accompany the full-page engraved plates in the book. In each description, Quarenghi identifies the original commissioner, and the current occupant. Most of the engravings were executed after Quarenghi&#39;s designs by I.I. Kolpakov (1771-1840), one of the best Russian engravers active at that time, and several of Quarenghi&#39;s favorite buildings were engraved by himself. A fine, unsophisticated copy. PROVENANCE: Antonio Vassallo, with his ex-libris stamp on front paste-down, along with his signature. Berlin Katalog 2776. Millard, Italian and Spanish 108. RIBA 2677.

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        Analyse du Jeu des Echecs

      1821. PHILIDOR, François. Analyse du Jeu des Échecs Par Philidor, Avec une nouvelle notation abrégée, et quarante-deux planches où se trouve figurée la situation du jeu pour les renvois et les fins de partie. Nouvelle Édition. A laquelle on a joint la figure et la marche des différentes pieces de ce Jeu, ainsi que l'explication des termes qui lui sont particuliers. [iv], 150 pp. Illustrated with 42 plates depicting various set-ups of chess boards in multiple colours, and one small black-and-white woodcut vignette of chess figures. Small 8vo., 184 x 116 mm, bound in publisher's printed yellow wrappers (loss to foot of spine), in a new cloth clamshell box. Philadelphie: Chez J. Johnston, Libraire-Editeur, n.d. [1821?]. |~||~||~||~| François Andre Danican Philidor was a French composer and chess-player, who wrote this book on the game of chess. One of the best and most famous chess player of the second half of the 18th century, he counted among his many opponents both Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He was so good at the game that a rumour arose in France that his musical compositions were written by someone else, as one could not be both a master chess player and a good composer. Philidor was admired and studied by Benjamin Franklin, who supposedly obtained his autograph, and Thomas Jefferson owned a first edition of this book, which was apparently one of his favorites. First published in 1749 in London under the patronage of the Duke of Cumberland, this later edition comes with 42 plates of a chessboard with the pieces in various formations. The chessboard is printed in a lovely green and white, with the chess pieces portrayed by red and black capital letters. With the exception of a small loss at the foot of the spine, and a little wear, in fine condition.

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        Praktisch-chemisches Färbebuch

      1821. WECKESSER, C(hristian) G(ottlob). Praktisch-chemisches Färbebuch oder die Zubereitungsart aller in der Kattundruckerei und Färberei vorkommenden chemischen Präparate, nebst den zur Untersuchung sowohl der einfachen als zusammengesetzten Körper nöthigen Reagentien. Mit einem Anhange worin praktische Anleitung zur Führung der kalten blauen Indigoküpe gegeben, eine durchdringende Weisspappe mitgetheilt und alle Tafelfarben dauerhaft und die sogenannten Schwarzböden mit Weiß auf eine leichte Art und von der größten Schönheit zu verfertigen gelehret wird. VIII, 126, [2] pp. Illustrated with two lithographic folding plates with 4 numbered illustrations. 8vo., 170 x 100 mm, bound in contemporary marbled boards. Hamburg: Herold'sche Buchhandlung, 1821. |~||~||~||~| Only edition of this rare nineteenth-century German handbook on preparing dyestuffs and chemicals used in dyeing and textile printing. OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide, with only one in the US at Delaware. Occasional browning, but overall a sound copy. Ron, Bibliotheca Tinctoria 1096 (without the plates).

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        Mount Olympos. "Mount Olympos, as seen between Larissa and Baba

      Greece: London Rodwell & Martin. 1821. Aquatint view of Mount Olympus from Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour. The view shows the "rugged outline...shattered in many summits " of Mount Olympus, and the course of the river Pineios across the Pierian plain, having emerged from the vale of Tempe which Dodwell writes "diffuses its charm over the space between Ossa And Olympos." In mythology Olympus was the Home of the twelve Gods of the Greek pantheon, whilst in Pieria, the mythological tradition had placed the nine Muses patrons of the Arts, daughters of Zeus and the Mnemosyne. Bright and clean; Short tear to upper blank margin away from image. Edward Dodwell (1767 1832) was an Irish painter, traveller, antiquary and a writer on archaeology. Educated at Trinity College Cambridge. Dodwell travelled to Greece in 1801 in company with Sir William Gell touring the Ionian Islands and the Troad, In 1805-6 when he was allowed leave of absence to travel by the government of Bonaparte, in whose hands he was a prisoner, he returned to Greece accompanied by the Italian artist Simone Pomardi, touring mainland Greece and the Ionian Islands meeting again with Sir William Gell towards the end of the tour. During this second tour he and Pomardi produced around 1000 drawings which would become the basis for A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece during the years 1801, 1805 and 1806 published in 1819, the work was dedicated to Le Chevalier who had arranged his parole. "The Dodwell-Pomardi practice was to draw freehand on the spot if the landscape or ruin was condensed into a particular feature rather than an extensive view, often in pen in grey or sepia ink and wash if by Pomardi, and more roughly in pencil if by Dodwell; much more deliberate drawing followed, with the assistance of the camera obscura if a more detailed and complex composition was required ?" without it, Pomardi and Dodwell would have produced far fewer illustrations. The finished drawings were developed later, in Italy, from a compilation of outlines, sketches and precise notes; on these, both men worked together in a concerted campaign to reach a definitive publishable stage, probably with the assistance of other artists," [ Brian Sewell ;"In Search of Classical Greece: Travel Drawings of Edward Dodwell And Simone Pomardi 1805-1806," British Museum - exhibition review] The Classical Tour is illustrated with lithographs of the drawings as the intended aquatint illustrations proved too expensive to produce. Thirty aquatint plates were chosen to be issued separately as Views in Greece published in 1821. Dodwell settled in Italy after his return, living chiefly in Naples and Rome. He had amassed a large collection of ancient artifacts including the well-known Dodwell Vase with a representation of a boar-hunt; at his death the collection consisted of over 1000 pieces and even more mineral specimens; the collection of vases is now in the possession of the Munich Glyptothek He died in Rome from the effects of an illness contracted in 1830 during a visit of exploration to the Sabine Mountains. His last work, "Views and Descriptions of Cyclopian or Pelasgic Remains in Italy and Greece", was published posthumously" in 1834. " Dodwell and Pomardi, like many travellers, chose to go beyond the established Mediterranean regions of the Grand Tour. The understanding these travellers brought to the archaeological remains of ancient Greece encouraged the taste among British Hellenists for Greek architecture. This gave new vigour to the Greek Revival, already begun in the middle of the 18th century by the expeditions of the Society of Dilettanti. Hellenism, the love of ancient Greece, was to promote a new movement of Philhellenism, a sympathy for modern Greek people and a desire to realise the dream, as Byron put it, "that Greece might still be free." [Catalogue British Museum "In Search of Classical Greece: Travel Drawings of Edward Dodwell And Simone Pomardi 1805-1806,"] Simone Pomardi 1757-1830 Little is known of him ?" nothing between records of his birth in 1757 and his settling in an artists' neighbourhood in Rome in 1783, nothing of his training and the influences to which he may have been subject, and from a working life of more than half a century, fewer than 50 works independent of Dodwell are known, their subjects mostly the antiquities of Rome. He would publish his own work about the travel with Dodwell "Viaggio nella Grecia fatto negli anni 1804, 1805 e 1806 "published in Rome in 1820 by Vincenzo Poggioli often using the same illustrations. Blackmer/Navari: 493; Atabey:357; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. Greece Continental Greece Mount Olympus Piera Pineios Thessaly

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        Fabbriche e Disegni di Giacomo Quarenghi

      1821. QUARENGHI, Giacomo. Fabbriche e Disegni di Giacomo Quarenghi Architetto di S. M. L'Imperatore di Russia, Cavaliere di Malta e di S. Waldimiro, Illustrate Dal Cav. Giulio suo Figlio. [5], 6-46, [2] pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Quarenghi, and 59 full-page engraved plates. Folio, 480 x 330 mm, bound in contemporary Italian light blue paste-paper boards. Milano: Presso Paolo Antonio Tosi, 1821. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. The Italian architect and painter Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817) spent his entire architectural career in Russia. "During his thirty-eight-year practice he made significant contributions to the architectural identity of St. Petersburg, the last of the great European capitals to be founded (in 1703 by Peter the Great), and to neoclassical taste. Like Bartolomeo Rastrelli, his distinguished Italian predecessor in establishing the grandeur of St. Petersburg, Quarenghi also designed projects for buildings in Moscow... During his long and busy Russian career, Quarenghi designed numerous public and private buildings, churches, palaces, country houses, military installations, and triumphal arches" (Millard). Five years after his arrival in St. Petersburg, Catherine II claimed (to Melchior Grimm) that the city was filled with Quarenghi's charming buildings. His first major work was the Hermitage Theater (1783-1787, now destroyed), followed by the State Bank (1783-1799), the State Duma (1790s), and the first shopping arcade (1797-1798). He was also commissioned to design small buildings such as bath houses, coffee houses, and garden pavilions. Fabriche e Disegni was published seven years after Quarenghi's death. Literary descriptions of buildings designed by Quarenghi accompany the full-page engraved plates in the book. In each description, Quarenghi identifies the original commissioner, and the current occupant. Most of the engravings were executed after Quarenghi's designs by I.I. Kolpakov (1771-1840), one of the best Russian engravers active at that time, and several of Quarenghi's favorite buildings were engraved by himself. A fine, unsophisticated copy. PROVENANCE: Antonio Vassallo, with his ex-libris stamp on front paste-down, along with his signature. Berlin Katalog 2776. Millard, Italian and Spanish 108. RIBA 2677.

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        Recueil des Cartes et des Vues du Voyage en Amerique en Italie et en E

      1821. MONTULE, ?douard de. Recueil des Cartes et des Vues du Voyage en Amerique en Italie et en ?gypte fait pendant les Annees 1816, 1817, 1818 et 1819. Atlas vol.: 59 numbered lithographed plates, comprising: lithographed title within oval cartouche framed by 4 allegorical vignettes depicting America, Italy, Sicily and Egypt, by Brocas after Montul?; 2 folding maps, of eastern North America and of the Nile basin, both after Montul?, the first drawn on stone by Moulin; and 56 plates, 14 by Brocas and the remainder by Montul?, after Montul?&#39;s drawings, and printed at the lithographic press of the Comte de Lasteyrie, except pl. 9, printed by Marlet. Oblong folio. Contemporary(original?) boards, with paper label. Paris: Delaunay, 1821. WITH __________.Voyage to North America and the West Indies in 1817. 6 plates. 8vo., modern wrappers. London: Sir Richard Phillips,1821. WITH __________. Travels in Egypt during 1818 and 1819. 12 plates. 8vo., modern wrappers. London: Sir Richard Phillips, 1821.A splendid copy of this rare early lithographic work documenting Montul?&#39;s early exploratory voyage to the Mississippi region just after the Louisiana Purchase. The set comprises the important original French atlas of lithographs and the first editions of the English text. ?douard de Montul? appears to have first visited North America at the time of the Revolution. In his account, first printed in French in 1821, he relates, in letter form, a voyage from September 1816 to October 1817, from New York to the West Indies, with stops in St. Thomas, Jamaica, and Santo Domingo, and returning north via New Orleans and the Mississippi to the Ohio river regions and the Hudson valley. "The account is significant because it relates Montul?&#39;s experiences during his journey up the Mississippi on board the Vesuvius, which is said to have been the third steamboat to ply the waters of the Mississippi. The boat and its navigation are described in detail. Another distinguishing feature of the narrative is the information it contains about Frenchmen in the United States, especially Napoleonic refugees" (Clark, Travels in the New South, II, 47). The remainder of his account (published separately in the English translation) describes his subsequent travels in Sicily and Egypt.In the preface to the French text Montulé states that he "would have never published these letters without the help of lithography," a new graphic technique whose ease of execution convinced him to share with the public some of the sketches he had made in his travels. He apologizes for not having made use of eminent artists, as the cost would have rendered the work too expensive. In fact his lithographs are expressively executed, full of carefully observed detail, and important for their early date: a number of Montulé&#39;s plates are in fact lithographic "firsts," notably plate 3, the fine view of New York seen from the west, which appears to be the earliest lithographed view of New York City. It is the earliest view of New York listed by John Reps, whose union catalogue of American city views purports to list all separately published lithographic city views of America. (Reps lists this view and Montulé&#39;s small lithograph of a village near Natchez [Mississippi], indicating that these were occasionally sold separately.) Other "firsts" are the depiction of the skeleton of a mammoth in the Philadelphia Museum, several views of Philadelphia itself, a group of unidentified Native Americans of the Mississippi region, an "encounter with a rattlesnake on the bank of the Ohio River," and two views of Niagara Falls. Several lithographs show regions of the West Indies and their inhabitants, and one shows a Native American funeral mound. The English translations, published in London the same year, are illustrated with reduced engraved reproductions of the lithographs.Montulé&#39;s lithographs have been somewhat neglected in the standard repertories of early American prints and bibliographies of American travel books, surprisingly, since his prints predate by several years more celebrated collections of French lithographic views of America (e.g., Milbert&#39;s Itinéraire pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson, published in 1828-1829, and other American-produced examples). The lithographs are equally noteworthy for their origin: they were produced at the lithographic press of Count Charles-Philibert Lasteyrie du Saillant, who had traveled to Munich in 1812 to learn the art of lithography from Senefelder, and whose lithographic press, established in Paris in 1816, vied with Godefroy Engelmann&#39;s for the title of first Parisian lithographic printing establishment. Brunet III, 1874 (59 plates). Sabin 50229 (51 plates). Howes M750 ("the plates are highly interesting"). John W. Reps Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, Univ. of Missouri, 1984, 1973 and 2624 (Natchez and NYC views). Stokes, V:1588, 1595-6.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. ("P. Ritter").

      Mannheim, 18. I. 1821.. 1 S. Qu.-gr.-8vo.. "Wie die Verbindung einzelner Töne sich unzertrennlich in die süße Harmonie des Akords [!] verweben, so bindet freundschaftliches Andenken leicht und schnell den reinen Wohlklang verwandter Gefühle und Empfindungen [...]". - Der aus einer Musikerfamilie stammende Ritter unternahm in jungen Jahren Konzertreisen als Cellist, studierte bei Abbe Vogler Komposition, wurde 1784 Cellist des Mannheimer Theaterorchesters, später Konzertmeister und Musikdirektor und war von 1803 bis 1823 als Nachfolger Ignaz Fränzls Kapellmeister. "Er komponierte zahlreiche Singspiele und Oratorien, die erfolgreich aufgeführt wurden, sowie kammermusikalische Werke. Der Choral 'Großer Gott, dich loben wir' wurde als Kirchenlied bekannt" (DBE).

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        Recueil des Cartes et des Vues du Voyage en Amerique en Italie et en E

      1821. MONTULE, Édouard de. Recueil des Cartes et des Vues du Voyage en Amerique en Italie et en Égypte fait pendant les Annees 1816, 1817, 1818 et 1819. Atlas vol.: 59 numbered lithographed plates, comprising: lithographed title within oval cartouche framed by 4 allegorical vignettes depicting America, Italy, Sicily and Egypt, by Brocas after Montulé; 2 folding maps, of eastern North America and of the Nile basin, both after Montulé, the first drawn on stone by Moulin; and 56 plates, 14 by Brocas and the remainder by Montulé, after Montulé's drawings, and printed at the lithographic press of the Comte de Lasteyrie, except pl. 9, printed by Marlet. Oblong folio. Contemporary(original?) boards, with paper label. Paris: Delaunay, 1821. WITH __________. Voyage to North America and the West Indies in 1817. 6 plates. 8vo., modern wrappers. London: Sir Richard Phillips,1821. WITH __________. Travels in Egypt during 1818 and 1819. 12 plates. 8vo., modern wrappers. London: Sir Richard Phillips, 1821. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A splendid copy of this rare early lithographic work documenting Montulé's early exploratory voyage to the Mississippi region just after the Louisiana Purchase. The set comprises the important original French atlas of lithographs and the first editions of the English text. Édouard de Montulé appears to have first visited North America at the time of the Revolution. In his account, first printed in French in 1821, he relates, in letter form, a voyage from September 1816 to October 1817, from New York to the West Indies, with stops in St. Thomas, Jamaica, and Santo Domingo, and returning north via New Orleans and the Mississippi to the Ohio river regions and the Hudson valley. "The account is significant because it relates Montulé's experiences during his journey up the Mississippi on board the Vesuvius, which is said to have been the third steamboat to ply the waters of the Mississippi. The boat and its navigation are described in detail. Another distinguishing feature of the narrative is the information it contains about Frenchmen in the United States, especially Napoleonic refugees" (Clark, Travels in the New South, II, 47). The remainder of his account (published separately in the English translation) describes his subsequent travels in Sicily and Egypt. In the preface to the French text Montulé states that he "would have never published these letters without the help of lithography," a new graphic technique whose ease of execution convinced him to share with the public some of the sketches he had made in his travels. He apologizes for not having made use of eminent artists, as the cost would have rendered the work too expensive. In fact his lithographs are expressively executed, full of carefully observed detail, and important for their early date: a number of Montulé's plates are in fact lithographic "firsts," notably plate 3, the fine view of New York seen from the west, which appears to be the earliest lithographed view of New York City. It is the earliest view of New York listed by John Reps, whose union catalogue of American city views purports to list all separately published lithographic city views of America. (Reps lists this view and Montulé's small lithograph of a village near Natchez [Mississippi], indicating that these were occasionally sold separately.) Other "firsts" are the depiction of the skeleton of a mammoth in the Philadelphia Museum, several views of Philadelphia itself, a group of unidentified Native Americans of the Mississippi region, an "encounter with a rattlesnake on the bank of the Ohio River," and two views of Niagara Falls. Several lithographs show regions of the West Indies and their inhabitants, and one shows a Native American funeral mound. The English translations, published in London the same year, are illustrated with reduced engraved reproductions of the lithographs. Montulé's lithographs have been somewhat neglected in the standard repertories of early American prints and bibliographies of American travel books, surprisingly, since his prints predate by several years more celebrated collections of French lithographic views of America (e.g., Milbert's Itinéraire pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson, published in 1828-1829, and other American-produced examples). The lithographs are equally noteworthy for their origin: they were produced at the lithographic press of Count Charles-Philibert Lasteyrie du Saillant, who had traveled to Munich in 1812 to learn the art of lithography from Senefelder, and whose lithographic press, established in Paris in 1816, vied with Godefroy Engelmann's for the title of first Parisian lithographic printing establishment. Brunet III, 1874 (59 plates). Sabin 50229 (51 plates). Howes M750 ("the plates are highly interesting"). John W. Reps Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, Univ. of Missouri, 1984, 1973 and 2624 (Natchez and NYC views). Stokes, V:1588, 1595-6.

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        Marketenderszene in einem Zeltlager mit feiernden Soldaten aus der Zeit der Freiheitskriege 1813-1815.

      . Pinsel in Grau, grau laviert und mit Deckweiß gehöht, mit mehreren schwarzen Tuschlinien umrandet, auf grauem Zeichenkarton, links unten innerhalb der Darstellung monogrammiert "DM" (ligiert). Darstellungsgröße 22,5:31,8 cm, Blattgröße 29,7:39 cm.. Monten war seit 1821 Schüler der Düsseldorfer Akademie und von P. von Hess (1792-1871) in München, arbeitete in Düsseldorf, München, dann Österreich, Sachsen, Preußen, Holland und Italien. Er spezialisierte sich auf die Schlachten- und Militärmalerei. Große Bekanntheit erlangte sein Gemälde "Finis Poloniae (Abschied der Polen vom Vaterlande) 1831", das den Abschied polnischer Offiziere von der Heimat nach der gescheiterten Revolution gegen die zaristische Fremdherrschaft darstellt.

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