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        Publius Virgilius Maro

      31, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Londini: Gul. Pickering, 1821 In tan full calf, gilt edge tooling, edges and corners a little bumped and worn. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, title in gilt on black leather label. Internally, red marbled endpapers, blue text block edges, light offsetting to title page, beyond that its clean & tight, B&W frontis, additional engraved tp, [2], [3], 4-283 pp, [1] advert, 2 plates, printed by Charles Corrall, 8.8*5*1.5 cm. A part of the 26 volume Pickering's Diamond Classic. A lovely copy of an uncommon item. (Brunet 1295. Kallendorf LW1821.1) There have been approximately 5,000 editions of Virgil from 1469 up to and including 1850!

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        Faustus From The German of Goethe (Faust)

      Boosey and Sons, London 1821 - First Edition. This is the First Edition of "Faust" printed in English. The 1790 edition printed in German would be the TRUE FIRST EDITION. This copy is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL drab boards. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean but missing the Portrait frontis. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this First English Edition, housed in a custom clamshell box in collector's condition. We buy Goethe First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teuschland, geognostisch-geologisch dargestellt und mit Charten und Durchschnittzeichnungen, welche einen geognostischen Atlas bilden. Eine Zeitschrift.

      Weimar, im Verlage des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs. 1821-1832. Band 1-7 (all published), in 20 parts. 8vo (220 x 135 mm). With 16 large handcoloured geological maps and 3 (probably of 4) lithographed plates. Publisher's printed wrappers. A very scarce set from the famous 'Fürstliche Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen'. It includes the first general survey of a geological map of Germany 'die erste geologische Übersichtskarte von ganz Deutschland' (Lexikon zur Geschichte der Kartographie 262). It also contains large finely handcoloured engraved regional maps (ca. 550 x 550 mm) from Baden-Würtemberg (2), Bayern (2), Hannover (2), Sachsen, Schlesien, Schweiz, Thüringen, Tirol, Voralberg and Westfalen. Volume III, 3 probably lacks a plate and Volume IV, 2 has one more than called for. From Volume IV on it also contains 'Zeitung für Geognasie, Geologie und Naturgeschichte des Innern der Erde' (Kirchner 3495). //A very fine uncut set.//Cotta, Geologisches Repertorium p.56; see also Cotta, Geognostische Karten; Reichardt I, 69f.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Campagne des Autrichiens contre Murat en 1815, précédée d un coup d'oeil sur les négociations secrétes qui eurent lieu a Naples depuis la paix de Paris, 1814 jusqu au commencement des hostilités; des détails sur la conjuration de Milan, du 25 avril 1815 et sur le meurtre du ministre Prina; suivie d'une notice historique sur la vie et la mort de Joachim Murat; d'une description du théatre de la guerre et de ce que cette partie de l'Italie offre de plus intéressant sous le rapport de l'histoire naturelle, des beaux-arts et de l'antiquité.

      GEROLD ET COMP LIBRAIRES 1821 - Ouvrage rare en 2 volumes edité à Vienne en 1821 rédigé par V**C** de Br, témoin oculaire. Sur la page de garde, signature manuscrite du libraire-éditeur. Ouvrage portant le numéro 786. Format 210x140. Tome 1 : 230 pages ; cartes presentes au nombre de 3 : une carte d'Italie, une du Royaume de Naples et la dernière de la bataille de Tolentino, ainsi qu'un tableau récapitulatif de l'ordre de bataille de l'armée autrichienne de Naples à l'époque du 17 avril 1815. 2e tome: 294 pages. Pas de cartes. Reliures d époque papier vert bleu avec vignette manuscrite sur le dos. Bon état général. Plus de renseignements sur demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        St. Denis, [france]. (print)

      R. Ackerman, London 1821 - Hand colored etching with aquatint. Image measures 10.895 by 8 inches (27.7 by 20.3 cm.). Leaf measures 13.5 by 11.25 inches (34.3 by 28.5 cm.). From Jean Baptiste Balthazar Sauvan's PICTURESQUE TOUR OF THE SEINE, FROM PARIS TO THE SEA: WITH PARTICULARS HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        Regal Heraldry: The Armorial Insignia of the Kings and Queens of England from Coeval Authorities

      London: W. Wilson, 1821. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good Plus. Thomas Willement. 4to - over 9?. Book. xi + 112 pp., 36 plates, 33 of which have brilliant hand-coloring, the three others are olive colored with black outlines. This copy also has a "regal index" tipped in that appears contemporary with the book, and thus quite interesting. Thomas Willement (1786 to 1871) was the heraldic artist to King George IV. This was his first book. Full contemporary tree calf has wear, esp. along spine edges, and spine has some dryness and rubbing. Marbled flypapers quite lovely and also appear contemporary to book. Pages are clean except a few have what looks like a tiny burn mark in upper right corner -- there is no danger to integrity of paper, and this is not in any way disconcerting. Plates are bright and brilliant in their color.

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        Estatutos y Ordinaciones acerca de las lites y diferencias que se pueden ofrecer en las cosas tocantes y pertenecientes a los Montes y Huertas de la Ciudad de Zaragoza:hechas y ordenadas por la Ciudad de Zaragoza en 29 de Octubre de 1593 y aprobadas por.

      Imprenta de Heras, Zaragoza 1821 - pergamino a la romana bien conservada, caligrafiado en lomera, taladro de haber estado cerrado en esquina inferior . el Rey Nuestro Señor Don Felipe V ( que Dios guarde ) en 22 de Mayo de 1722. 164 págs.

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        Collection of nine leaves from a sketchbook made during the Peninsular Wars

      1821. Collection of nine ms. leaves, most with watercolour vignettes, mounted on a board. The nine leaves which comprise this work have been cut from an early sketchbook, trimmed and pasted onto a backing sheet. Thus removed from their original context they form a mysterious and compelling set of words and images that tantalises and which provokes speculation.The author of these illustrations is one Dr Andrew Lucien Gordon and for the most part he contents himself with animating, in ink and wash, the imagery of various found snippets of poetry and prose, including a quote from Robert Burns which he copied from a colleague's teacup. These pictures are particularly fine and remarkably detailed for their size, delicately describing various landscapes and atmospheric conditions.It is known that Dr Gibson served with Wellington's troops in the Peninsular Wars against France, in Spain in the early 1800s, before resigning his commission and settling in Australia. The uniform details of several characters within these sketches shows a keen awareness of the dress standards and equipage of the time. The soldier depicted in the third leaf on the top right-hand side is wearing a uniform typical of Wellington's troops during the Peninsular Wars - this uniform was adopted in 1808 and continued largely unchanged until about 1825. It is consistent with the uniform worn by local soldiers - the New South Wales Regiment - who were relocated to North America to defend British holdings after the arrival of Governor Macquarie, who brought his own troops with him to Australia upon taking up office. Suggestively, a pencil sketch in the lower middle part of the selection, shows the entrance to the "Gulf of Annapolis Royal, Novia Scotia", the site of a British stronghold at the time. The blue facings on the uniform indicate that the trooper is part of a defensive force attached to a fort or some other defensive structure, not a standing army brigade (in which case the facings would be gold).The picture of the "Two Belgiac (sic.) Officers" is of interest - the uniform is consistent with one adopted by the Belgian forces around 1815. Their presence is probably indicated by the recent victory at Waterloo and the handing over of Belgium to the newly-formed Netherland states; after years of perceived inequalities in their rule by the Dutch, especially in matters of religion and language, the Belgians rebelled and claimed independence which was recognised in 1830. The detailed face of the Officer without a hat would seem to indicate that he was known to the artist.Upon his arrival in Australia with his friend Thomas Valentine Bloomfield, Andrew Gibson settled in Goulburn NSW, at the homestead "Tirranna", now an historic house. Thomas Bloomfield married Christianna, the daughter of Captain Richard Brooks, who sailed out to Australia with the Second Fleet and whose portrait, by Augustus Earle, is in the Victorian National Gallery.

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        The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook round the World Complete in Seven Volumes with Map and Other Plates (7 Volumes of 7 Complete Set Volume I, II, II, IV, V, VI, VII, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1821, Three-Quarter Leather, Book Condition: GoodSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Seven volume set describes the 3 voyages of Captain Cook, from 1778-1780. Three quarters leather over marbled boards, gilt bands on spine, brown endpapers, includes original map in Volume 1 (it has a little light foxing and one marginal 5mm closed tear but is otherwise in very good condition). 398pp (foldout map at front and 5 plates), 368pp (2 plates), 372pp (4 plates), 304pp (1 plate plus foldout table at rear), 472pp (2 plates), 503pp (6 plates), 462pp (3 plates plus foldout table at rear). Internally in very good condition, just a little age spotting, mostly confined to endpapers and plates. Externally the spines are rubbed, volume 7 has a 3cm by 2cm surface chip at the spine tail and a tear near the spine head and is cracked along front joint (front board still attached but is working loose). One or two pages per volume have minor chips to margins, not affecting text. Overall an attractive set, complete with map and all plates. Packed weight 5kg.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Blick auf einen Teil des Hauptgebäudes und auf Nebengebäude des an der Ziemssenstraße gelegenen Krankenhauses, dahinter Ausblick ins Gebirge mit Zugspitze, vorne Staffage mit Reiter.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, um 1821, 20 x 26 cm.. In den Wolken kaum sichtbare, wasserrandige Flecken. Mit WZ "J. Whatman 1821". Klar zeichnende, feinfühlige Arbeit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Lithographie. Gesamtansicht von Regensburg von Dr. von Kunike and J. Alt. Baiern. Stadt Regensburg.

      Wien, Kunike, 1821.. circa 39,3 x 45,5 cm (Blatt). 1 Blatt verso weiss. Ansicht auf Regensburg über den Fluss mit der Brücke. - Gut erhalten, vorsichtig etwas gereinigt, sehr frisch, schöner Abzug.

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        Letters Written During the Late Voyage of Discovery in the Western Arctic Sea

      London: Richard Phillips 1821, 1st Edition. () iv, 124pp. Very good. Bound in simple half calf and marbled boards. Single page map as frontis and 3 plates. Top edge dust soiled. Untrimmed. A bit of minor foxing. Arctic Biblio. 9949. Unattributed letters from Parry's first voyage, 1819-20, describing the voyage, the wintering at Melville Island, the Canadian Arctic, life aboard ship, etc. William Edward Parry.

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        Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können. Siebenter und Achter Band.

      Berlin, Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1821 und 1822.. 1. Aufl., 2 Bände in 1 Band. zusammen 95 von 96 handkolorierten Kupfertafeln (es fehlt die Kupfertafel Nr. 36 im achten Band "Humulus Lupulus), jeweils 1 Seite mit Pflanzenbeschreibung, ohne Pagnierung Gr.-8°, Leinwandeinband mit Rücken und Vordeckeltitel, Bandzahl auf Rücken, Einband und -kanten leicht berieben, Schnitt verstaubt, innen teils gering braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut..

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        Practische Darstellung der Brückenbaukunde nach ihrem ganzen Umfange in zwey Theilen. Nach den bewährtesten Technikern und Mathematikern und den besten vorhandenen Mustern jeder Art.

      Darmstadt, Johann Wilhelm Heyer, 1821. - 2 Bde. Erster Theil, Hülfskenntnisse und den Bau steinerner Brücken enthaltend - Zweyter Theil, den Bau der hölzernen, eisernen und beweglichen, so wie der Nothbrücken enthaltend. Insges. 30 gefaltete Tafeln mit 179 Abb., 1 gefaltete Tabelle, (8 Bl.) XV, 358 S. (6 Bl.) - (1 Bl.) XV, 355 S. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (stärker berieben/bestoßen; inbes. Rücken d. 2. Bd.). Erste Ausgabe. - Engelmann, Bibl. mech. tech. I, 307. Der Verfasser war "Maior . und Chausseebaudirector der Provinz Starkenburg" (Titel). Unter den dargestellten bekannten Brücken u. a. Landsberg/Lech, Freising, Neuötting, Bamberg, Nürnberg und Paris. - Titelblatt jeweils mit altem Stempel. Tafeln teils leicht fleckig. Innen sauber und gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet. In ten volumes

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable 1821 - A lovely earlyset of Walter Scott's poetry, in decorative full calf bindings. 'Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border consisting of historical and romantic ballads, collected in the southern counties of Scotland; with a few of modern date, founded upon local tradition' - Volumes I-III. Featuring an engravedpotrait frontispiece. With engraved vignettes of historic sites to the titlepage of each volume. With armorial bookplates of John Cromie to the front pastedowns. Complete in ten volumes. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. Fascinated by the oral traditions of the Scottish Borders since childhood, Scott was an obsessive collector of stories. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border was first published as a three-volume collection in 1802-1803, and was the first indication of his life-long interest in Scottish history. Condition: In decorative full calf bindings. Externally, generally very smart, lightly rubbed in places. Slight splitting to some of the joints. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered light foxing particularly to the titlepages. Slight tidemarks to the lower edge of some of the pages of Volume IX. Volume IX has an ink signature to thearmorial bookplate. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Four autograph letters, signed, to his wife, Carlo]. Pernambuco, Cayenne, 20 May-27 August 1866. 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm). In French, in brown ink on paper.

      For Mouchez: DSB IX, p. 551. Four letters by the Madrid-born French naval officer (later Admiral), explorer and hydrographer Amédée Ernest Mouchez (1821-1892), written to his wife in France (apparently Paris) during his hydrographic expedition to map the Brazilian coast aboard the La Motte-Piquet, dated 20 May, 31 May-13 June, 13 June, 14 June -27 August. The 61 pages of text nearly form a journal of his voyage, with detailed day by day accounts of the progress of the expedition, his own and the crew's moods, the political situation in Brazil, anecdotes about the trials and tribulations of life in Brazil, etc. He wrote the present letters toward the end of his third expedition to Brazil, which ran from 1864 to 1866. Having not seen his wife and daughters for two years he felt quite homesick and eagerly awaited his return to France.The outside pages of 3 double leaves have rusty imprints of paperclips formerly used to keep the leaves together, 1 double leaf has a small hole slightly affecting three words and a few have minor tears along the fold. In very good condition. A detailed account of events and Mouchez's personal views during his third South American expedition.

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        Scenes in America, for the Amusement and Instruction of Little Tarry-at-Home Travellers

      Printed for Harris and Sons, London 1821 - First edition. 16mo. 122, [2]pp. Folding map. 84 engraved illustrations on 28 plates (including 12 about the Lewis and Clarke Expedition). Original quarter calf and printed papercovered boards. Contemporary Glasgow bookseller's label, and two early ownership signatures, light wear to the boards, a pleasing, near fine copy. An early children's book about travels in America. *Sabin* 94469. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kalligraphierte Donationsurkunde in Libellform mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 6. VII. 1821. - Kalligraphische Handschrift auf Pergament. 14, (2) SS. Mit radiertem illustr. Titel. Roter Samteinband mit Seidenmoireevorsätzen, grün- und weißfarbigen Seidenbändern und anhängendem Majestätssiegel in Messingkapsel. Lose in der originalen Metallkassette mit entsprechender Ausnehmung für die Siegelkapsel. Folio (375:286 mm). Urkunde für den Juristen und Staatsmann Ignaz Markus (1764-1846) über die Donation der Herrschaften Eör, Aszszonyvar und Szent-Pal. - Markus war Hofrat und Referendar der ungarischen Hofkanzlei in Wien, "bei welcher er das Referat über die Landtags-Justizangelegenheiten Ungarns führte. Kaiser Franz I. zeichnete seine Verdienste durch Verleihung des Ritterkreuzes des St. Stephans-Ordens, nebst Secretärsstelle dieses Ordens" sowie durch die Donation der erwähnten Herrschaften aus (Wurzbach XVI, 423). - Mit drei weiteren U., darunter der von Franz Joseph Fürst Koháry (1760 od. 1766-1826).

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      London: Printed for R. N. Rose, 1821. A New Edition, carefully revised and corrected n. Hardcover. 216 x 133 mm (8 1/2 x 5 1/4"). Six volumes. A New Edition, carefully revised and corrected. Appealing contemporary brown polished calf, covers with gilt fleur-de-lys and blind-stamped palmette borders, large oblong octagonal panel at center of each board, ALL VOLUMES WITH A CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING, three of these signed by R. Ashton, one dated 1821 (but all by the same hand), wide raised bands painted black and tooled in gilt, spine panels with central gilt arabesque surrounded by curling vines, gilt titling, marbled edges (very small and expert repairs apparently made to the ends of joints on two of the volumes). Seven illustrations within the text and a total of 94 engraved plates including a frontispiece for each volume, one of which is a foldout plate, and of which two plates are comprised of two illustrations each. Front flyleaves with ink inscription of Barbara Douglas Campbell, dated 1st January 1822, and with a later indecipherable inscription below. Just minor rubbing to joints and extremities (a portion of one joint with shallow damage from an insect), one landscape with a small cluster of gouges, superficial scratches to some of the other scenes, variable (mostly faint) offsetting from the plates, other trivial imperfections, but still AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE SET, the text fresh and clean, and the bindings lustrous, with virtually all of their original appeal intact. These volumes are of special interest as an uncommon example of what J. A. Arnett first called a "landscape" binding in his "Bibliopegia" of 1835. The scenes here (two showing vessels on water, the rest cottages and castles, the latter mostly ruined) were apparently executed with pen and brush, perhaps using a weak solution of copperas. As Arnett indicates, the volumes would have been customarily "prepared by being paste washed, so as to present an uniform fawn-colour," and the designs were traced into the prepared surface and then colored with a wash--English examples normally using just a black wash. As Nixon says in his Broxbourne Library catalogue, "the technique is virtually a form of etching, since the copperas or other acidic solution bites into the leather, and the strength of the solution determines the depth of the blacks." The closest examples from the bookbinding literature to use for comparison seem to be the bindings described under Nixon's "Broxbourne" #102, Foot's "Henry Davis Gift" #199, and Oldham's "Shrewsbury," p. 163. As fulsomely described on the title page, our set is comprised of "new and entertaining descriptions of the most surprising volcanoes, caverns, cataracts, whirlpools, waterfalls, earthquakes, and other wonderful and stupendous phenomena of nature, forming a rich and comprehensive view of all that is interesting and curious in every part of the habitable world." Hence, we have here the account of notable phenomena bound in an equally notable phenomenon.

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        The Wars of Wellington, a Narrative Poem; in Fifteen Cantos. Embellished with Six Engravings, coloured from the original Paintings. By Dr. Syntax.

      London: Printed for, and Published by, W. T. Gilling, Suffolk-Street; and sold by all Booksellers in the United Kingdom. C. Whittingham, Printer, Goswell Street, London. 1821 reissue with new title, and 6 plates; Tooley 154, p. 138. A Syntax Imitation. - Size of the binding: 9 1/2 inches x 12 1/8 in., colored frontispiece: "Battle of the Pyrenees" (Drawn & Etched by W. Heath; Aquatint by J. C. Stadler); title-page. vi, pp. [1]-175; illustrated with six, colored aquatint plates of military scenes. These are quite brightly colored. A clipped, printed label on purple paper, has been mounted to a sheet, after p. 175, giving the title & original price. Red morocco leather spine, sides and corner-pieces, with five raised bands on the spine, gilt-lettered titling, with red cloth, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, with gilt stamp: Bumpus, No. 2, Oxford St. W., on lower edge of front inner leather turn-in. With the engraved, heraldic, round bookplate of Sir David Lionel Salomans, on the marbled paste-down. The spine edges, corner covers show some light wear, with a light split to the leather on the lower outer front hinge along the spine; some light, scattered tan spotting to the pages, plate margins. Earlier bookseller's penciled note in this copy: "A rare Volume not seldom met with.". Actually, a much scarcer book than the first edition of 1819. Overall, in near fine condition. Weight: 3 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pianta Topografica Della Citta di Roma Dell' Anno 1821

      1821 - Large and decorativly engraved plan of Rome. With insets giving architectural floor-plans of principal edifices of Rome., Size : 633x820 (mm), 24.875x32.25 (Inches), Black & White Excllent, disected and laid on original canvas.

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        Sketches Illustrative of the Manners and Costumes of France, Switzerland and Italy [Costumes of Italy Switzerland and France]

      London: Baldwin, Gradock & Joy, 1821. First Edition. Quarter Calf. Very Good. Small folio, 12 by 9 inches, 32 by 25 cm. With 50 hand-colored plates combining copper engraving, soft ground etching and aquatint. Also hand-colored ornamented half title. A full title page is lacking. One plate is folding. Plates watermarked 1820 or 1821, the majority being from 1821. 42 plates are of Italy, 6 of France, 2 of Switzerland. A few plates are of dynamic scenes such as a horse race or Carnival, while most are more subdued or restrained costume studies. All plates feature a shimmering rich, light palette. Seldom is this compilation of plates found complete as this copy. Some light marginal foxing that never distracts from the imagery. Calf spine is later. Some scuffs on cloth boards. Bookplate on FEP.

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        Autograph letter signed to Sir Sidney Smith, with enclosed ms. description of an old Egyptian plaque in another hand

      Paris 1821 - Bottin, Sébastien (1764-1853). (1) Autograph letter signed to Admiral Sir [William] Sidney Smith (1764-1840). Paris, July 31, 1821. 1 page plus integral blank, on stationery of the Société Royale des Antiquaires de France. 317 x 219 mm. (2) Description d'une plaque d'or portant une inscription en lange et caractères grecs, du tems du troisième des Ptolemés . . . Manuscript in an unidentified hand, possibly that of Smith. N.p., n.d. [1821]. 2-1/2pp. 309 x 202 mm. Minor marginal fraying and spotting, a few small tears along folds.From the secretary of the Société Royale des Antiquaires de France to British Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, thanking Smith for the gift of a facsimile of an ancient Egyptian artifact. The original artifact, dating from the reign of Ptolemy III in the third century B.C.E., was a golden plaque measuring 6 x 2.5 inches, with an inscription in Greek commemorating Ptolemy III's dedication of a temple to Osiris. This plaque, discovered by Egyptian workers in the ruins of Canopus in 1818, came into the possession of Egypt's ruler, Mehmet Ali Pasha. Mehmet Ali sent the artifact to Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, who had played a major role in the defeat of invading French forces in Egypt during the Napoleonic Wars. Smith settled in France after Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo and remained there for the rest of his life; it is thus not surprising that he presented his gift to a French institution rather than an English one. Bottin's letter reads in part:"Notre confrère Monsieur Jullien a remis à la Société royale des antiquaires de France, de votre part, le facsimile et un exemplaire de la description d'une plaque d'or portant inscription en lange et caractères grecs, du temps du troisième des Ptolémées, qui fut trouvée en 1818 dans les ruines de l'ancien Canopus, entre Rosette et Aléxandrie en Egypte, monument que vous tenez de l'amitié de Méhémet Aly Pasha. La Société a été aussi flattée de cet hommage de votre part, que contente de pouvoir encore insérer le calque et la description dans le troisième volume de ses mémoires dont l'impression est sur le point d'être terminée ; elle me charge d'avoir l'honneur de vous transmettre des remercîments."[Our colleague Mr. Jullien has, on your behalf, sent to the Société royale des antiquaires de France a facsimile and copy of the description of a golden plaque bearing an inscription in Greek and in Greek characters, from the time of Ptolemy III, which was found in 1818 in the ruins of ancient Canopus, between Rosetta and Alexandria, which you have through the friendship of Mehmet Ali Pasha.The Society was so pleased by your gift that it will insert the tracing and description in the third volume of its memoirs, which has nearly finished printing; they have given me the honor of transmitting their thanks.]The enclosed manuscript description of the plaque and facsimile, possibly written by Smith, goes into further detail about the plaque and the circumstances of its discovery. It gives the dimensions of the original plaque ("6 pouces de longeur par 2 de largeur") and translates the inscription as "Le Roi Ptolomé [fils] de Ptolomé et Arsinoé frères déifiés, et la Reine Berenice sœur et femme [du dit] [consacrent ou dédient] ce Temple, à Osiris" [King Ptolemy (son) of deified brothers (?siblings?) Ptolemy and Arsinoë, and Queen Berenice sister and wife (of same) (consecrate and dedicate) this temple to Osiris]. Also noted is the fact that the plaque was discovered "sur une pierre fondemantale, entre deux tuiles de matière vitrifiée" [on a foundation stone, between two glazed tiles], and that the glazes on the tiles, one blue and one green, had been analyzed by chemists to discover the nature of their coloring agents.

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        Versuch einer pragmatischen Geschichte der Arzneykunde. Dritte, umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Gebauersche Buchhandlung,, Halle, 1821 - 5 Bände. Halle, Gebauersche Buchhandlung, 1821-1828. 8°. Mit 4 gestochenen Frontispiz und einer mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle. Halblederbände der Zeit mit verschiedenfarbenen Rückenschildern und verblasster Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch-H. V, 374. - Garrison-M. 6382 "A monumental work, full of important information which has been of great assistance to later historians". - Letzte von Sprengel herausgegebene Ausgabe. Erschien erstmals 1792-1799. Zwei der vier Frontispiz sind Porträts von Andreas Vesal und William Harvey - Durchgehend (Vorsätze und Titel stark) stockfleckig.Einbandrücken etwas beschabt und bestossen. Zwei Einrisse an den Kapitalen Sprache: Deutsch Halblederbände der Zeit mit verschiedenfarbenen Rückenschildern und verblasster Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue de la collection de Coléoptères de M. le Baron Dejean.

      Paris, Crevot, 1821. 8vo (210 x 130mm). pp. (6), viii, 136. Recent marbled boards, spine with green gilt lettered label. The book is rare as almost the entire stock was destroyed by fire. "Der Vorrat der Auflage verbrannte" (Horn-Schenkling 4596). A first edition was published in 1802, which is even rarer describing 910 species. In the present catalogue 6692 species are listed.

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        Antichi monumenti per servire all opera intitolata.

      Firenze, 1821 - Gran folio, Atlas faltando 4 volumenes de texto, portada, 6 folios de texto, mapa de Italia plegado y 66 planchas con grabados mostrando antiguedades etruscas. Encuadernación media piel moderna. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Woodsia ilvensis; W. alpine, Pl. XLVII (Oblong Woodsia, Apline Woodsia)

      Thomas Moore (1821-1887) was an English gardener and botanist and studied ferns and fern allies from the British Isles . He served at curator of the Society of the Apothecaries Garden from 1848 to 1887 and in 1855 published ?The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland .?This pressed nature print from ?The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland,? titled, Woodsia ilvensis; W. alpine, Pl. XLVII, measures 21.5? x 14.75? and is in excellent condition with light discoloration around the edge. The ferns pressed on this engraving are commonly known as Oblong Woodsia and Alpine Woodsia. The green coloring of this press is vibrant and finely details the fronds and the root systems.From the early fifteenth century onwards experiments with making prints from pressed leaves and flowers were conducted. The first ventures into this technique were relatively simple with the specimen inked and paper laid upon it. Pressure was then applied by hand to gain an impression. This rather crude method was advanced and perfected during the nineteenth century by the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna.Plants were now passed under pressure between a lead and a steel plate and an electrotype made, on the lead plate, from the impression. It was this innovative technique that Thomas Moore chose for the creation of the plates in his splendid book, ?Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ?.The plates were produced for Moore by Henry Bradbury and are the finest example of nature-printing available. Thomas Moore?s book heralded a craze for ferns or ?pteridomania? during the nineteenth century perhaps because of the exquisite delicacy of the images projected. In 1907, the Thomas Moore Fernery was built on the site of his original garden.

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        Don Juan (2 volumes)

      London: Thomas Kelly, 1821. First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7?. Book. 2 volumes, with 31 handcolored plates (15 in vol 1, 16 in vol 2) in the satiric style associated with Thomas Rowlandson or George Cruikshank. xii + 660 pp., Vol 1; x + 620 pp. Vol 2. Plates and interiors in fine condition, generally clean, occasional light foxing on text pages, usual offsetting. Bindings are tight. 3/4 morocco has some shelf wear and rubbing along edges of spine. Spine itself is bright and gilt lettering bright. Altogether, VG+. This work is a loose rendering of the Don Juan tale, taking as its most immediate inspiration Byron's Don Juan, which it is of course lampooning, but there also seems to be some debt owed to Da Ponte, who wrote the libretto to Mozart's opera, "Don Giovanni". The second volume is subtitled "Life in London", and this is an adaptation of Don Juan, or a kind of sequel, with obviously London as a setting. The illustrations can best be described as fun, yet they also give us a glimpse of English citylife at the time.

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        Geological Classification of Rocks, with Descriptive Synopses of the Species and Varieties, comprising the Elements of Practical Geology

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1821, - MacCULLOCH, John, M.D. A Geological Classification of Rocks, with Descriptive Synopses of the Species and Varieties, comprising the Elements of Practical Geology. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row, 1821. Pp [i]-xxxi,(1),[1]-655,(1). 8vo, rebound (but not recently) in tan cloth spine with original paper label laid on, and with original boards.Boards spotted and worn through at edges and corners, occasional foxing, else vg. 1,000.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of English Trades, and Library of the Useful Arts. With Seventy Engravings. A New Edition Enlarged, with 500 Questions for the Exercise of Students

      London 1821 - (vi); 454 pages. 73 full-page woodcut plates illustrating numerous trades of the day + 11 plates of various apparatus in the appendix section. Contemporary full sheep neatly and professionally rebacked and re-cornered, with gilt lettering on the spine. Trades include apothecary, basket Maker, bookbinder, brewer, button maker, coach maker, cooper, copper plate printer, distiller, glass blower, gun maker, lace maker, musical instrument maker, potter, shipwright, watch maker, etc, etc Size: 12mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cartas dirigidas a S.M. El-Rey D. João VI. Desde 1817. A cerca do estado de Portugal e Brazil, e outros mais documentos .

      London, na Impreçaô [@sic] de Mess. Cox e Baylis, n.d. (1821). - iv, 80 p. 12°, stitched, in quarter-morocco slipcase. Some minor foxing. Six lines of print following text on p. 80 crossed out (as in all other copies we have seen). Very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. A rare and interesting book. Carneiro was a close friend of Hipólito da Costa, and personal physician to D. João VI, many times undertaking confidential missions for the king. Borba comments: "the year 1818 again found him in Rio de Janeiro, where he managed to be appointed chargé d'affaires in Switzerland, but he was never able to travel to Berne because his enemies, the many Portuguese ministers in London, for various reasons refused to grant him the travel allowance. Palmela, as Minister of Foreign Affairs, dismissed him in 1821, and he fell out of favour with D. João. He later joined the followers of D. Miguel, who created him Viscount of Condeixa. The opinions he expressed in articles in the Portuguese periodicals of London and in these @Cartas are those of a sincere liberal and supporter of a Portuguese constitution. He foresaw many political events and gave the Prince Regent good advice. He wrote to D. João in 1817 recommending he establish a constitution in Portugal to avoid the coming troubles and the independence of Brazil.The @Cartas are important and interesting documents for the study of Portuguese affairs in London and Rio de Janeiro before the Portuguese revolution and the independence of Brazil. They are very difficult to find today."Araujo Carneiro (1776-1849), a Portuguese physician, fled to London when the French invaded. There he contributed to every issue of the enormously influential @Correio Brasiliense, 1808-1822, and corresponded regularly with D. João. In 1812 he shocked society by eloping with the Marchioness de Alorna's daughter, who died soon thereafter. Although he was appointed chargé d'affaires to Switzerland in 1818, the Portuguese ministers refused to grant him a travel allowance, and he never reached his post. Soon afterwards he fell out of favor with D. João, and eventually became a follower of D. Miguel, who named him Visconde de Condeixa.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 156-57. Innocêncio III, 177; XI, 257. JCB @Portuguese and Brazilian Books, p. 698. Rodrigues 219. NUC: DLC ICN. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        3 ALS.

      Rome, 1815 to 1821. - 4to. Altogether (4+4+4=) 12 pp. on 6 pp. To the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna, or rather to its secretary and committee, in truly original orthography: "Your precious letter [.] , as you can easily imagine, gave me much pleasure; in so far as it contained the fulfilment of my wishes, and will soon assist me out of my monetary difficulties [.] The news that His Majesty the Kaiser has most graciously willed a two year extension to my residence, moved His Excellency the Chevlier von Lebzeltern to offer me cheap rent for my studies and apartment in the Venetian Palace. I embraced this news so heartily, that I immediately joined His Majesty's approved Academy to reap its benefits. (Rome, 2nd February 1815). - J. N. Schaller was Chief Modeller at the Vienna Porcelain Works from 1811, and became a stipendiary from 1812 to 1823 in Rome, where he associated himself with the Nazarene movement. "He refused a call to Munich from King Ludwig I of Bavaria, and worked on several occasions for the Walhalla. In 1823 Schaller was appointed Professor at the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna. Among his pupils were numerous sculptors later active in the construction of the Ringstraße. As a link between Classicism and Romantic Historicism, Schaller exerted a profound influence on the following artistic generation." (DBE). - Slightly browned due to paper and somewhat spotty.

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      Cambridge: Printed by Hilliard and Metcalf, 1821 - "Bryants manuscript was edited anonymously for publication by [Richard Henry] Dana, [Sr.] and by E.T. Channing." (BAL p. 332). Among the eight poems which make their first collected appearances here are two of Bryant"s most famous, "Thanatopsis" (here first printed in its substantially revised form from its first publication in the North American Review in 1817, with the addition of 31 lines) and "To a Water Fowl." First edition. 8vo. 44 pp. Bound in contemporary mottled calf, gilt. Hinges have started, spine worn, laid in half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. BAL 1587; SHAW AND SHOEMAKER, American Imprints 4861 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems [bound with] The Steam-Boat

      Hilliard and Metcalf, 1821-01-01. Leather Bound. Good. BRYANT, JAMES CULLEN. Poems. [Bound with:] [Galt.] The Steam-Boat. Together 2 volumes bound in 1. 44 (with advertisement leaf); 187 pages. 12mo, contemporary sheep, gilt-lettered spine-label; covers rubbed and scuffed, some foxing, soiling, etc. First is FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 750 COPIES of Bryant's first major volume of Poems. Included is his famous "Thanatopsis," which was first published in the North American Review in September 1817. Bryant revised the poem for this collection, adding sixteen lines at the beginning and fifteen lines at the end. BAL 1587; Grolier American 32.

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      Cambridge: Hilliard and Metcalf 1821 - 8vo., original drab brown boards lettered in black; a splendid copy, with several insignificant cover stains, expertly rebacked. First edition of Bryant's third book (preceded by the first and second editions of "The Embargo") and includes the first book appearance of "Thanatopsis"; one of 750 copies, the entire edition; enclosed in a custom-made box. BAL 1587. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Symbolae Physicae, seu icones et descriptiones corporum naturalium novorum aut minus cognitorum, quae ex itinere per Libyam, Aegyptum, Nubiam, Dongolam, Syriam, Arabiam et Habessiniam ...]. Berlin 1828-1900.

      The original pen drawing, 2 wild boar, for plate 20 'Phacochoerus Haroia' of the mammalia section of Ehrenberg's work. This plate is signed 'Bürde fec.' The orginal pen drawing is not signed and in pencil is written 'Phacochoerus * Arroia Feminina ex Habessinia', and in ink 'Harroia'. Added to this attractive drawing is the original proof plate, before letters. "The journey led through the Libyan desert to Cyrenaica, to Fayum in 1821, toward the Nile to Dongola, and the shores of the Red Sea (in 1823) and yielded an unexpected large body of scientific result. Of the animal species alone, 3.987 (34.000 individual zoological objects) were sent to the collections of the Berlin Zoological Museum..." (DSB). Ehrenberg was the only survivor of the expedition. //B.M.(N.H.) II, 515; Junk Rara 138.

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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; Illustrated by Twenty Humourous Plates

      Matthew Iley, London 1821 - 8vo. 24 by 15.5 cm. [2], 251 pp. 20 hand-colored aquatint plates. Half title absent. Bound in full brown crushed morocco by Riviere & Son. A knock off of the hugely popular Dr. Syntax trilogy, with additional inspiration presumably coming from Boswell's account of his tour of Scotland in the company of Samuel Johnson. Abbey, Life 277. Tooley 433. Prideaux p. 334. Light wear. Occasional light fox marks. Predominantly clean and crisp. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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