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        Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea and Beering\'s Straits,

      The First English Edition of the Second Russian Pacific VoyageKOTZEBUE, Otto von. A Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea and Beering\'s Straits, For the purpose of exploring a north-east passage, undertaken in the years 1815-1818, at the expense of His Highness the Chancellor of the Empire, Count Romanzoff, in the ship Rurick, under the command of the Lieutenant in the Russian Imperial Navy, Otto von Kotzebue. Illustrated with numerous plates and maps. In three volumes. Vol. I. [II. III.] London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821.First edition in English. Three octavo volumes (8 7/16 x 5 3/8 inches; 215 x 136 mm). [iii[-xv, [1, list of plates], [1, blank], [1]- 358; [2], [1]-433, [1, printer\'s imprint]; [2], [1]-442 pp. Complete with eight hand-colored aquatint plates (including frontispieces), one uncolored plate, and seven maps, four of which are folding. Numerous tables in text. Lacking initial blank in each volume.Contemporary half red calf over marbled boards. Spines elaborately stamped in gilt. Green calf spine labels, lettered in gilt. Volume numbers on the spine stamped in gilt on a small inlaid circle of yellow calf. Edges speckled red. Bookplate on front paste-downs of each volume. Boards slightly rubbed, edges lightly chipped. Front inner hinge cracked but firm. First folding map of volume II with a five-inch closed tear. Some light browning and offsetting from plates and maps, but still an excellent copy.ìThe second Russian expedition into the Pacific for scientific exploration, sponsored by Count Romanzoff, was commanded by Lieutenant Kotzebue, and also included the famous artist Ludovik Choris. Kotzebue had also sailed with Captain Kruzenshtern in 1803-06. Leaving Kronstadt in 1815, the Rurik rounded Cape Horn and visited Chile, Easter Island, and the Marshall Islands. Kotzebue explored the North American coast and Hawaii and searched unsuccessfully for a passage to the Arctic Ocean. The description of the northwest coast of America is a most important contribution....A very important and much-prized workî (Hill, p. 165).Abbey, Travel, 596. Cowan, p. 335. Graff 2356. Howes K-258. Sabin 38291. Zamorano Eighty 48.HBS 64735.$7,500

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        Plantae officinales oder Sammlung officineller Pflanzen.

      Düsseldorf, Arnz & Co., [1821]-1833.. Folio. 4 volumes (1 text volume, 2 plates volumes and the supplement volume with plates and interleaved text). (406); (96) ff. plus plates. With lithographed titlepages in plates and supplement volumes; in total 552 plates (the plates volumes with in total 432 lithographed plates (425 hand-coloured, 7 black and white); the supplement volume with 120 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary red half sheepskin.. Rare complete set with the supplement (often lacking) of a sumptuous botanical work with 552 striking lithographic plates by Aimee Henry. Among the plants and trees depicted are the date palm, the aforementioned Commiphora gileadensis, and the Acacia Arabica. The work was begun by M. F. Weyhe, J. W. Wolter and P. W. Funke, and finished by the important German botanist and pharmacologist Theodor Friedrich Ludwig Nees von Esenbeck (1787-1837), best remembered for his systematic research on the medical properties of plants, which helped to establish pharmacology as a serious academic discipline. The plates appeared in installments between 1822 and 1828, followed by several instalments of text, and finally a supplement volume in 1833. Some confusion exists as to the general title of the work, since the volumes of plates are titled "Plantae medicinales", whereas the text volume was published as "Plantae officinales". Bookplate and library stamps in each volume. Some browning and foxing as usual; bindings worn. A good set, rare in its present complete form. - GFB, p. 69. Johnston 945. Nissen, BBI 1442. Plesch p. 347. Pritzel 6662. Stafleu/C. 17391. Cf. Graesse IV, 655.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies.According to the use of the Protestant Church in the United States of America.

      S. Potter & Co., J. Maxwell, printer, Philadelphia 1821 - 24mo, unpaginated, i.e. pp. [328]; 6 engraved sectional titles; text largely in double column; contemporary full straight-grain morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt with wide and ornate gilt-tooled borders on covers enclosing a central blindstamped panel in which is the name in gilt of an early owner, "Abigail Dimon / 1824," heavily gilt-decorated spine with gilt lettering, gilt edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.; fine copy of an ornate decorative American binding. The binding is possibly attributable to Henry I. Megarey of New York based on stylistic evidence. See Early American Bookbindings from the Collection of Michael Papantonio, no. 39. American Imprints 4701. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Practical Rules for the Determination of the Radii of a Double Achromatic Object - Glass

      [Edinburgh]: Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, 1821 Offprint. A near fine copy. 8vo.,.An exceptional scientific offprint and mss.. The mss. additions in Herschel's hand outline the application of the optical theory set forth in the offprint to the design of microscope objective lenses. The note states: ' By inventing the combination lens / described ( surely [?] placing the side / 4 next the object and 1 next the eye {cross out - it becomes} without changing the / relative situation of the surfaces / inter se) it becomes adapted for / the object glass of a compound mi / -croscope preserving its Achromatic / and aplanatic qualities. ' The numerals cited in the quotation refer to the lens diagram illustrated in the offprint. Herschel was a superb mathematician and is repsonsible for computing the forms of compound lenses early in the 19th century. He originated the ideas and designs for lenses that produced sharp images (known as ' Herschel's Condition ' ) .

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        Kurzgefasster Unterricht das jüdisch-deutsche Schreiben und Lesen leicht zu erlernen

      Wilna, Gedruckt in der Ebräischen Buchdruckerey, 1821.. 2 Bll., 36 S. Bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag. 20,5 x 17 cm. Fürst I, 215 (Ausg. von 1822). - Ãœber KVK nur ein Exemplar in der Strassburger Bibliotheque national nachweisbar. - Enthält u. a. beispielhafte Geschäftkorrespondenz in hebräischer Sprache und Schrift und ein deutsch-hebräisches Glossar. - Das relativ kurze Subskribentenverzeichnis enthält etwas über 40 meist nichtjüdische Namen aus Riga, Mitau und Wilna. - Rücken mit altem Papierstreifen überzogen. Titel recto und verso alt gestempelt. Etwas gebrauchsspurig.

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        Voyage en Arménie et en Perse, fait dans les années 1805 et 1806. Accompagné d'une carte des pays compris entre Constantinople et Téhéran, dressée par M. le Chef d'Escadron Lapie, suivi d'une notice sur le Ghilan et le mazenderan, par M. le Colonel Trezel; et orné de planches lithographiées.

      Chez Pélicier et Nepveu (Rignoux),, A Paris, 1821 - In-8° (225x145mm), pp. (4), XII, 506, legatura coeva m. pelle marrone con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati cailloutés, punte in pergamena. Ritratto all'antiporta del principe persiano Abbas Mirza inciso in litografia da Heuer; 9 tavole litografiche f.t. di vedute e di costumi armeni e persiani e, in fine, ripiegata, carta incisa su rame da Flahaut (da disegno di Lapie) dell'Asia da Costantinopoli a Teheran. Minime fioriture. Bell'esemplare in barbe. Prima edizione. Resoconto del viaggio in Armenia ed in Persia compiuto nel biennio 1805-'1806 dall'orientalista Jaubert (Aix-en-Provence, 1779-Parigi, 1847), allievo di Silvestre de Sacy e già interprete dall'arabo di Napoleone durante la Campagna d'Egitto, dopo la morte del precedente interprete, Venture de Paradis. Nel 1805 Bonaparte affidò al Jaubert una delicata missione diplomatica in Persia, al fine di intavolare alcuni negoziati di alleanza con lo Shah, Fat'h Ali. Nel corso dell'avventuroso viaggio, descritto qui con grande abbondanza di notazioni geografiche, storiche, religiose, militari, folkloriche ed etnografiche, Jaubert fu anche fatto imprigionare dal pascià di Dogubeyazit e gettato per tre mesi in una cisterna asciutta. Numerose e significative anche le notazioni riguardanti Costantinopoli e Trebisonda. Atabey, 613. Weber, 102. Wilson, Bibliography of Persia, p. 109. Chahine, 2318. Numa Broc, 261. Salmaslian, 253. Schwab, 287. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Birds. Supplement. Parts I - II

      Newcastle Edward Walker [for] T Bewick 1821. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Rebound in modern half leather binding with new endpapers. Minor fading to cloth of front board. Previous owner's inscription to fep and bookplate to front pastedown. Repaired tear to pp7-8, vol I Reprint Blue hardback half-leather cover 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 50pp; 49pp + ads. Numerous b/w wood engravings by the author. Handsomely rebound by Bayntun of Bath.

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        Additamenta ad historiam Arabum ante islamismum excerpta ex Ibn Nabatah, Nuveirio atqve Ibn Koteibah.

      . Kbhvn. 1821. 4to. 76 + (4) + (70) s. Samt. hlvlrd. * Bibl. Dan. II, 556..

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        Résumé des leçons données a l'École Royale Polytechnique, sur le calcul infinitesimal... Tome premier [all published].Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, chez Debure frères, 1823. First edition.

      A most fine copy of the rarest of Cauchy's three great textbooks, which placed "the fundamental principles of the calculus on a satisfactory foundation" (Smith).<br/><br/> ❧Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, no. 25. <br/><br/> The <i>Résumé</i> may be regarded as the second part of Cauchy's famous <i>Cours d'analyse</i> (1821) (see below); it gives the first rigorous treatment of calculus proper (differentiation and integration), while the <i>Cours</i> had covered the necessary background concepts (limits, continuity, convergence). This copy is complete with the important 'Addition', which treats Cauchy's newly discovered mean value theorem and its applications (this is lacking in many copies, including that in the BNF). "Although it is rather less famous than the <i>Cours</i>, the <i>Résumé</i> may have had a more direct influence on the establishment of mathematical analysis, since of course the calculus was the central part of the new discipline founded on limits" (Grattan-Guinness, </i>Convolutions</i>, p. 747).<br/><br/> "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 <i>Cours d'analyse</i> (1821). As its subsidiary title 'Première Partie: Analyse algébrique' suggests, Cauchy intended to write a second part; this appeared two years later as the present work. <br/><br/> The work is divided into 40 lectures, the first twenty on differential calculus, the remainder on integral calculus, each lecture being precisely four pages in length (presumably so that each lecture could be distributed to the students). Cauchy begins by defining the derived function of a function <i>f(x)</i> as the limit of <i>(f(x + h) - f(x))/h</i> as <i>h</i> moves towards zero; he denotes it by <i>f'(x)</i>. He goes on to develop the now standard material of a course of differential calculus: partial and total derivatives and differentials, the conditions for maxima and minima, including multipliers for constraints, and L'Hospital's rule. Particularly noteworthy is his treatment of the mean value theorem in lecture 7 where we find the statement 'we designate two very small (positive) numbers <i>δ ε</i>', the debut of these famous letters. <br/><br/> The twenty lectures on the integral calculus were equally blessed with novelties. He began by defining the definite integral of a continuous function over a finite interval using the now familiar method of partitioning the interval, and showing that the sum tends to a limit as the number of points in the partition grows ever larger. He extended this to complex integrals, but stopped short of the residue calculus, which he left for a later work (1825). He proved the fundamental theorem of calculus, that differentiation and integration are inverse processes. The other important result was the rigorous treatment of Taylor's theorem, with the integral form of the remainder. Cauchy here answers in the negative the question, left open by Lagrange, of whether all functions are given by powers series: he gives the now familiar example of exp(-1/<i>x<sup>2</sup></i>) as a function which has a vanishing Taylor expansion. <br/><br/> One of the most fascinating features of the work is the 'Addition.' It begins: 'Since the printing of this work, I recognized that with the help of a very simple formula we could bring back to the differential calculus the solution of several problems that I returned to the integral calculus. I will, in the first place, give the formula; then, I will indicate its main applications.' The formula in question is what is now called Cauchy's mean value theorem; Cauchy had evidently just discovered this important theorem, realized its fundamental role in the differential calculus, and rushed to include it in the work by inserting the 'Addition' into copies remaining at the printer. <br/><br/> The reason the present work is titled 'Tome premier' was discovered only in the late 1970s, when Christian Gilain found the notes (actually printed proof sheets) for the second volume, which treated the theory of ordinary differential equations, including Cauchy's famous existence theorem for solutions of such equations. Gilain explains why the second volume was not published. In 1820 the École Polytechnique prescribed that if a lecturer covered material not in the standard texts, he should write up notes on it for the students, who would be taking examinations next September. This decree was the reason for the existence of both the <i>Cours</i> and the <i>Résumé</i>. But the printer's dates on the differential equations notes show that with them Cauchy had fallen behind; printing was probably dropped once it was too late to help the students with their examinations. <br/><br/> Like the <i>Cours</i>, the <i>Résumé</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; C. Gilain, <i>Équations différentielles ordinaires by Augustin-Louis Cauchy</i> (1981); I. Grattan-Guinness, <i>Convolutions in French mathematics</i>, 1800-1840 (1990); I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.), <i>Landmark writings in western mathematics</i> 1640-1940 (2005), Ch. 25.. Large 4to (268 x 218 mm), pp xii, 172, contemporary wrappers with original paper spine label, entirely uncut, with small printed label inside front wrapper and stamp on title and D1 of the Jesuit College St. Joseph, Poitiers. A very fine copy of this rarity. Preserved in a custom cloth box

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        Log and Commonplace Book Belonging to Commander Edward Porcher, R.N. 1837 - 1875

      Two volumes, small 8vo and small 4to. About 200 pages of manuscript entries. Porcher was born in 1821 and served in the Royal Navy from 1837 until 1868. The smaller volume, titled "Logs - 1838 - 1868" is a collection of abstract logs of voyages Porcher made in fourteen ships during his career. At the back are lists of the vessels, his time served aboard each, and his rank at the time of service. These are followed by tables of weights of chain and hemp, formulae for determining tonnage, and dimensions of masts and sails on "HMS Cleopatra". The binding on this volume is broken and some signatures are loose. The second volume, a small 4to bearing the title "Various Notes" is more interesting. Porcher was apparently one of those gifted draftsmen of whom there seemed to be so many in the 19th century British naval service. These talented artists would adorn logbooks of their journeys with maps and drawings of such high quality that some of the logs are valuable artifacts. Of particular interest in "Various Notes" are lists of the drawings he made in China and the far East, the Mediterranean, and European and American waters. (There are only a couple of sketches in this volume to hint at his skill.) These were apparently of sufficiently high quality that some were accepted by the British Museum. Laid into the book is a signed letter from Anthony Panizzi, Chief Librarian, acknowledging receipt of drawings Porcher made in Cyrene, a well known archaeological site in present-day Libya. Also of interest, among a welter of quotes from famous writers and thinkers, copies of letters, assemblages of facts and such oddities as a method for "measuring the height of trees, buildings, etc." are several pages explaining "Tricks with Cards," and "Magic Tricks." Together the two volumes provide a portrait of a versatile and gifted navy man.

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        Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts.

      Berlin, 1821. 8vo. A beautiful and excellently made pastiche binding in brown half calf with richly gilt spine and red gilt leather title-label. Previous owner's name to title-page (dated 1909) and a few light pencil-marginalia, otherwise internally very nice and clean with only occasional minor brownspotting. XXVI, 355, (1) pp. A very fine copy.. The scarce first edition of Hegel's seminal "The Outline (or later Elements) of the Philosophy of Right", the last of Hegel's major works, which represents the culmination of a life-long interest in politics and political phenomena. Hegel was perhaps more than any other German philosopher influenced by the French Revolution, and this masterpiece of philosophy constitutes a grandiose attempt to make freedom the foundation of human society. "Taken apart from the rest of his system, Hegel's political philosophy has been much misrepresented by totalitarian propagandists. He was, however, one of the most profound and influential thinkers of the nineteenth century. Theology, philosophy, political theory, all have been radically influenced by his system; Strauss (300), Baur (322), Bradley, Kierkegaard (314), Marx (326, 359), Lenin (392), all came under his spell, and his indirect influence has been limitless." (PMM 283)

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        De la Colonie de Frederiks-Oord et des moyens de subvenir aux besoins de l&#39;indigence par le défrichement des terres vagues et incultes

      Gand: J. N. Houdin, 1821. Octavo, uncut, quite dog-eared and generally worn paper wrappers, but a fine copy in good orginal condition. Early utopian socialism. First French edition: history of the formation of an early socialist society in Europe. This is a French translation from the Dutch of a text by the reformer van den Bosch, who, along with his Societé de Bienfaisance set up the colony of Frederiks-Oord in an attempt at social regeneration. In a movement similar to the kibbutzim of the twentieth century, the Societé advocated reintegrating the disenfranchised and neglected by allotting them barren tracts of land which they could renew through their own labour. Within Frederiks-Oord all are given equal rights, but all must also submit to the communal impetus in the formation of &#39;un état laborieux, mais productif, une existence honnête et indépendante.&#39; Like so many utopian societies of the nineteenth century, an unquestioned faith in progress and innovation combines with an inherently positivistic notion that through work comes freedom and societal harmony. Throughout, there is a tension between blunt economic appraisals of the individual and idyllic portrayals of the community as a fantasy of ease and prosperity.

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        Northern Memoirs, Calculated for the Meridian of Scotland; To Which is Added, This Contemplative and Practical Angler

      Edinburgh Archibald Constable & Co 1821. G+ : in Good condition plus. Upper joint partly cracked. Light rubbing to spine and ends. Foxing to prelims. Details of previous owner on ffep New Edition with Preface and Notes Half-leather cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 10pp; xlviii, 379pp. Anonymous preface said to have been written by Sir Walter Scott and volume limited to 250 copies. Includes publisher's catalogue for January 1821 bound in at half title.

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        Faustus

      The First English Edition, Translated by Coleridge.With Rare, Separately Issued Engraved PlatesGOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. [COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor, translator]. Faustus. From The German of Goethe London: Boosey and Sons, 1821.First English edition, [translated by Coleridge ?]. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches, 225 x 140 mm). [viii], 86, [1, list of plates], [1, errata] pp. With half-title and frontispiece portrait of Goethe.Uncut in original drab olive green boards. Professionally rebacked using original spine. Original paper spine label, printed in black. Boards rubbed. Corners bumped and extremities of the spine chipped and bumped. Outer hinges cracked but firm. Some light foxing to endpapers, but very clean throughout. Overall a very good copy.[Together with]RETSCH, Moritz. [MOSES, Henry, illustrator]. Retsch's Series of Twenty-Six Outlines illustrative of Goethe's Tragedy of Faust, Engraved from the Originals by Henry Moses. And an Analysis of the Tragedy. London: Printed for Boosey and Sons, 1820First edition. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 278 x 227 mm). [2], [1, list of plates], [1, blank], 60 [errata on pg 60 with final text], pp.. Illustrated with twenty-six engraved plates including frontispiece by Henry Moses.Uncut in quarter paper over original drab brown boards. Paper label on front board, label lettered in black. Professionally rebacked to style. Corners and edges of boards slightly bumped and chipped. Boards a bit rubbed. Some light foxing throughout, but mostly very clean. A very good, rare copy.Both volumes house together in a red morocco clamshell.The 1820 Retsch edition is an outline of Goethe's Faustus which includes twenty-six engraved plates by Henry Moses. These plates were first published the year before the 1821 first English edition of the book and issued separately. The list of plates at the end of the 1821 text correlates with the plates issued in 1820, and the two, because they were issued separately, are rarely found together.Although not stated in the book, it recently has become widely accepted that Coleridge was the translator of this first English edition. A book published in 2007 entitled "Faustus: From the German of Goethe Translated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge" and edited by Coleridge scholars Frederick Burwick and James C. McKusick establishes Coleridge as the translator of Goethe's Faust. The recent discovery of Coleridge's translation of Faustus is considered "A major literary discovery will heat the blood of 19th century Romantic scholars around the world and profoundly change the course of Romantic literature." (Betsy Cohen, Rare Book Review, January 2007)HBS 64888.$11,000

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        Landschaft bei Scharnhausen ? ( ohne Titel ). Links ein sitzender Mann, mittig ein Pferd, daneben liegend ein Fohlen. Im Hintergrund eine Wiese mit weiteren Pferden.

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. L. Ekeman Allesson n. Albr. Adam b. Carl Ebner in Stuttgart, dat. 1821, 34,5 x 42. Frühe und seltene Lithographie, vergleiche Winkler 180,42 ( Frühzeit der dt. Lithographie ); zu Kuntz s. Thieme- B. XXII,116.

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Hutton

      1821. <p>Gregory, Olinthus Gilbert (1774-1841). Autograph letter signed to Dr. [Charles] Hutton (1737-1823). 1 sheet, mounted. Woolwich Common, May 16, 1821. 223 x 181 mm. Light soiling along crease, but very good. Dr. Hutton&#146;s signature in the lower left corner, along with note attesting to the signature&#146;s authorship.</p><p>From British mathematician and writer Olinthus Gregory, professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich from 1807 to 1838, author of works on mathematics, astronomy, mechanics, etc., co-founder of the Royal Astronomical Society, and editor of both the Gentleman&#146;s Diary and Ladies&#146; Diary. His correspondent, English mathematician Charles Hutton, served as professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy from 1773 to 1807; when he retired he was succeeded by Gregory. Gregory, who began teaching mathematics at the Academy in 1802, owed his position there to Hutton&#146;s influence.</p><p>Gregory&#146;s letter refers to the recent death of &#147;poor Bonnycastle&#148;; i.e. John Bonnycastle (1751-1821), another professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, whose post Gregory evidently aspired to. &#147;Colonel Ford has written to the Duke of Wellington to-day to recommend me as his successor: but I do not apprehend his Grace will decide very rapidly, as I believe he loves to show his power by keeping places vacant.&#148; Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), was then serving as Master-General of the Ordnance; his duties included oversight of the Royal Military Academy, which trained commissioned officers for the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers. </p>

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        "Domkirche zu Bamberg." Radierung von F.C. Rupprecht. 1821. 26,5:36 cm.

      1821. Heller 235. - Blick von der Neuen Residenz auf den Dom, vom Kapitelhaus und der alten Hofhaltung flankiert. Vorne reiche Staffage..

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        Paris, taken from the Pont-Neuf

      R.Ackermann, London 1821 - Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by T.Sutherland after Pugin. A fine architectural view of Paris and the river Seine, looking north-west and enlivened by much period detail of everyday life. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by T.Sutherland after Pugin. This view from the Pont Neuf, which cuts across the tail of the Ile de la Cité, presents a spectacular panorama of the city up-stream from Notre Dame: to the right is the Louvre with trees of the Tuileries gardens just visible beyond, of the two bridges, one is a foot-bridge giving easy access to the Louvre, and beyond the more substantial structure of the Pont Royal. In the foreground there is much activity on the river: a makeshift barge balanced with barrels is poled downriver, to the left a more traditional craft is about to pass out of view, in the mid-ground the establishments of the washerwomen can be seen, clothes hang out to dry while the next batch of laundry is scrubbed in the river. Pugin (1762-1832) `architect, archæologist, and architectural artist, was born in France, and claimed descent from a distinguished French family. Driven from his country either by the horrors of the revolution or by private reasons connected with a duel, he came to London about 1798, and soon found employment as a draughtsman in the office of John Nash? To increase his powers as an artist, he entered the schools of the Royal Academy? He further revived acquaintance with Merigot, an aquatint engraver, who formerly had been a drawing-master to his father's family, and studied under him with advantage. Nash, who treated his pupils and assistants with great kindness and hospitality, discovered in Pugin a valuable subordinate. The truthfulness of Pugin's drawings in form and colour at once attracted attention. A change was then coming over water-colour art. The old style of brown or Indian ink outline with a low-toned wash was giving way to the more modern practice of representation in full colour, and Pugin, though he limited his palette to indigo, light red, and yellow ochre, was an active supporter of the new movement, and to his influence its ultimate predominance was largely due. In 1808 Pugin was elected an associate of the Old Water-colour Society, which had been founded in 1805, and he was a frequent exhibitor at the annual exhibitions held first in Lower Brook Street and subsequently in Pall Mall? About the same time Pugin was employed on Ackermann's publications, notably the 'Microcosm,' for which he supplied the architectural portions of the illustrations, Rowlandson executing the figures. ?.Meanwhile Nash and his works were not altogether neglected. Pugin in 1824 was asked to make the drawings for a volume illustrating the Brighton Pavilion, and while he was engaged upon the work George IV, who came to watch, accidentally upset the colour-box, and, mindful perhaps of illustrious parallels in the past, picked it up with an apology that greatly gratified the artist.` (DNB). The present separately issued plate led to a latter publication `Views of Paris and Environs,' (London: 1828-1831), with plates of similar subjects but published in a much smaller quarto format.

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        Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed In The Years 1819-20, In His Majesty&#39;s Ships Hecla and Griper. With an Appendix, Containing Scientific and Other Observations

      London, UK: Murray, John, 1821. Hardcover. Fair. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. All plates and maps as called for, with appendices and errata sheets. Original boards, half leather over marbled paper, with decorative tooling where leather and paper meet. Marbled endpapers have previous owner bookplates. Book image is cropped on bottom edge. 310 pp with appendix of natural history sketches. Foxing throughout, heavy in places. Boards are fraying at corners, rear board is barely held on, spine is split the length.

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        NARRATIVE JOURNAL OF TRAVELS, THROUGH THE NORTHWESTERN REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES EXTENDING FROM DETROIT THROUGH THE GREAT CHAIN OF AMERICAN LAKES, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. PERFORMED AS A MEMBER OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER GOVERNOR CASS. IN THE YEAR 1820

      Albany. 1821.. 419,[4]pp. plus eight plates (including engraved titlepage), two of them colored; and folding map. Contemporary calf. Rebacked, with original spine laid down, repairs to tips, new leather spine label. Dampstaining. Small tear in map neatly repaired. Good. "This expedition led by General Cass was one of the many that he made as governor of Michigan for the purpose of visiting and negotiating with various Indian tribes of the Old Northwest. In this case, he also proposed to determine the source of the Mississippi River" - Wagner- Camp. The narrative is "interwoven with...a large number of incidents of Indian history, personal experience among the tribes he visited, and sketches of their principal characteristics" - Field. The plates illustrate scenery and Indian artifacts. WAGNER-CAMP 21a. FIELD 1363. HOWES S186. SABIN 77862. STREETER SALE 1782.

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        The Fancy, Being Authentic Memoirs of the Lives, Actions, Prowess, Battles and Leading Characteristics of the most Renowned Pugilists, Millers and Hammermen, of the Present Day.... No.1

      London: John Bysh. April 21st 1821. First Edition. Wraps. Stab-sewn in printed wraps, wraps some what creased with text and vignette inside decorative border, some loss from upper edge (rodent damage?) and this extending into border but no further, port. frontis of &#39;Thomas Cribb, Champion of England&#39; with short closed tear to foredge margin extending just into plate impression, some loss to upper margin, this affecting about 2/3 the pages but not extending into image or text, text clean and bright but pages somewhat worn around margins. , Small 4to 9" - 11" tall, iv + 32 pp .

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        Portrait of the Rt. Hon. George Lord Anson

      A rare portrait of Lord Anson, in reverse glass, contemporarily colored. London. N.d. [ca. 1821]. (425 mm x 325 mm; 355 mm x 260 mm). Hand coloured reverse glass print. The frame a little worm, but overall fine.Attractive image of Lord Anson, published for John Bowles originally (d. 1779) at the Black Horse in Cornhill; the image was registered in 1821, and presumably printed that year, the portrait was engraved by James McArdel (ca. 1729 ?" 1765) after an original oil painting of Lord Anson from 1755 by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 ?" 1792).Dossier explains the craft as "The painting on glass, by means of mezzotint prints, is performed by cementing the printed side of the prints to the surface of the glass, by the assistance of some glutinous body which will not dissolve in water; and then destroying the texture of the paper by water...by which method, a complete drawing of the picture designed is obtained on the glass; and may be coloured by the use of oil, varnish, or water colors".

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        "Der Sieg der Juden über Holofernes". Feldlager mit Zelten und höfischer Gesellschaft, im Hintergrund Ansicht von Nördlingen.

      . Lithographie von F. W. Doppelmayer, dat. 1821, 33 x 61 cm.. Winkler 161, 25. - Inkunabel der Lithographie nach einem Wandgemälde von Hans Schäufelein im Rathaus zu Nördlingen. - Gering gebräunt, kleine hinterlegte Randeinrisse.

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        A Letter to the Right Honourable Viscount Sidmouth , in Refutation of Statements made by the Hon. Henry Grey Bennet, MP in a pamphlet "On the Transportation Laws, the State of the Hulks, and of the Colonies in New South Wales

      London: Richard Rees, 1821. Octavo; a fine copy in later three-quarter brown morocco by Morrell. Long term consignment. Macquarie&#39;s only publication. A handsome copy of this rare book: Governor Macquarie&#39;s only published work, which appeared in the year of his dismissal. In this important text he replies to a pamphlet by the MP Henry Grey Bennet in which Bennet complained, as part of the orchestrated campaign to unseat Macquarie as governor of New South Wales, that Macquarie had been guilty of illegal and high-handed actions, and had failed to carry out a policy really reformatory of the convicts. Macquarie&#39;s eloquent reply did not save him: after twelve years of virtual dictatorship, he was relieved of the governorship in December 1821. This was his only published work, and probably the most important text relating to Macquarie and his involvement with New South Wales. This is H.L. White&#39;s copy from the library at Belltrees.

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        The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World. Complete in Seven Volumes

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. A seven-volume octavo (5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches) set of the official accounts of Cook&#39;s circumnavigation voyages, comprising Hawkesworth&#39;s An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere; Cook&#39;s A Voyage Toward the South Pole and Round the World; and Cook and King&#39;s A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. xii, 398; vii, 368; vii, 372; vii, 304; vii, 472; xii, 503; xi, 462; plus an engraved frontispiece portrait in volume one; 24 inserted aquatint plates; a folding world map; and two folding tables. A solid early 19th century edition. Rebound in the early 20th century in half black morocco over green-and-white cloth-covered boards. Green endpapers. Portrait of Cook loose in volume one; map foxed, with several splits at the folds; generally a very presentable set.

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        A PICTURESQUE TOUR OF THE ENGLISH LAKES

      Published by R. Ackermann, 1821. 1st edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Fielding, T.H. & Walton, J.. Nearly fine condition with no wrapper. A Picturesque Tour opf the English Lakes Containing a Description of the Most Romantic Scenery of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire With Accounts of Antient and Modern Manners and Customs and Elucidations of the History and Antiquities of that Part of the Country. Modern binding with green leather spine and corners, raised bands and gilt title to to spine, green cloth covers. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. 48 beautiful hand-coloured plates plus hand-coloured engraving to title page. vi 2 page contents list 288 pages. All plates present. A superb near fine copy. [S]

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        Hinterlassene Schriften herausgegeben von L. Tieck.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1821.. 8°. LXXVIII, 290 SS. Rotes Leder mit Rücken-, Deckel- und Innenkantenvergoldung (im Stil d. Zt., aber wohl um 1900). Goed. VI, 103, 12; Sembdner 33; Borst 1371. Erste Ausgabe dieser wichtigen posthumen Sammlung mit den Erstdrucken von: "Prinz Friedrich von Homburg" und "Die Hermannsschlacht". Enthält ausserdem: das Fragment aus dem Trauerspiel Robert Guiskard, Herzog der Normänner, Gedichte, Fabeln, Epigramme, die Idylle "Der Schrecken im Bade" und anderes. Die Herausgabe besorgte Tieck unter Mitarbeit von Marie von Kleist, Solger, Ferdinand Hartmann, Johanna von Haza und Wilhelm von Schütz. - Gering gebräunt, in Teilen etwas fleckig. Sehr dekorativ gebunden.

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        "Vue de L'Isle de Meynau dans le Lac de Constance".

      . Aquatinta, in Schwarz und Blau gedruckt, von Hausheer nach L. Bleuler, 1821, 19 x 29 cm.. Schefold 29901. - Aus der 1821 erschienen Folge "Vues des bords du Rhin". - Sehr breitrandig und tadellos erhalten.

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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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        Römische Landschaft, gesehen von der "Villa Albani".

      1821. Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, links unten signiert "E. Förster", betitelt und datiert "Rom 9 Apr. 1858", rechts oben numeriert "OHz 821.". 23,4:28,7 cm. Auf Untersatz montiert. Provenienz: Mit Stempel der Münchner Künstlergesellschaft, nicht bei Lugt.. Die Münchner Künstlergesellschaft "Allotria" war 1873 von F. von Lenbach (1836-1904) und L. Gedon (1843-1883) gegründet worden. Anlaß dazu war der Austritt von ca. 50 Künstlern aus der Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft.

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        Stiftskirche zu Thann im Elsass. Bauanfang 1430 Vollendung 1516.

      1821. Lithographie von Simon Quaglio nach Dominicus Quaglio, ca. 1821. ca. 52 x 67 cm. Einige Knitterspuren im weißen Rand.. Zeigt die Stiftskirche von Nord-Westen. Sehr detailreiche Darstellung des Kirchengebäudes, vor allem der Skulpturenschmucks am Westportal. Vor der Nordseite der Kirche liegt ein Marktplatz mit einem Brunnen. Kleine Marktstände sind aufgebaut. Durch das Nordportal verläßt eine kleine Prozession mit Lampenträgern die Kirche. Markt und Kirche sind von Bürgerhäusern umgeben. Unterhalb der Darstellung mit den Künstler- und Druckvermerken: "Aufgenommen u. gemalt von D. Quaglio", "Gedruckt in der Cotta'schen lith. Anstalt" und "Auf Stein gez. v. S. Quaglio". Wie alle Quaglio-Lithographien der Frühzeit ein graphisches Meisterwerk. Shows the collegiate church of North-West. Very detailled illustration of the building, especially the decoration of the sculptures at the west-porch. In front of the north side of the church we find a market and a fountain. Market and church are surrounded by houses. Like all Quaglio-lithographes of the dawn a graphical masterpiece. A few minor wrinkles at the white margin.

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        TRATTATO DELLA PITTURA MESSO IN LUCE LA PRIMA VOLTA CON ANNOTAZIONI DEL CAVALIERE GIUSEPPE TAMBRONI SOCIO ONORARIO DELL'ACCADEMIA DI S. LUCA, DELLA I. R. DELLE BELLE ARTI DI VIENNA, DELL'ARCHEOLOGIA DI ROMA, DELLA R. DI SCIENZE LETTERE ED ARTI DI PARIGI

      co' torchi di Paolo Salviucci 1821 In 8° (mm 225x155), pp. LII, 172. Legat. ottocentesca in mezza pelle con titoli in oro al dorso con segni di usura ai piatti e qualche spellatura e tarlatura al dorso; ex libris e piccola etichetta applicati al contropiatto anteriore. Interno ottimo, due piccole annotazioni a margine delle pp. 151 e 153. Prima edizione di questo importante trattato sulle tecniche pittoriche del XV sec. qui per la prima volta pubblicato: "il più antico monumento scritto in italiano ch'abbia l'arte della pittura, e forse dell'anno 1437" (Gamba, 1081).

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        PROYECTO DE CODIGO PENAL PRESENTADO A LAS CORTES POR LA COMISION ESPECIAL NOMBRADA AL EFECTO

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. 1821. 1 ed. 23x17. 248pag. Holandesa. Esta Obra fue el primer Codigo Penal espanol (proyecto), aprobado en 1822. Frase del interior de la misma "Espana, Senores, carecia de Codigo Penal acomodado a la indole". Rarissima Obra de derecho. Ref 7.4 Biblioteca A.

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        Journal de physiologie experimentale. 10 vols

      Paris: Mequignon-Marvis, 1821-1830. <p>Journal de physiologie expérimentale [et pathologique]. 10 vols., 8vo. Plates. Paris: L&#146;auteur; Méquignon-Marvis, 1821-30. 198 x 121 mm. Quarter calf, marbled boards in period style, spines faded. Periodic foxing heavy in places, some staining, but very good. Library stamp of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Bookplate.</p><p>A Near-Complete Run of the First Edition of the first periodical devoted entirely to physiology, founded and edited by Magendie. Vol. II contains Magendie&#146;s &#147;Expériences sur les fonctions des racines des nerfs rachidiens&#148; (pp. 276-279); &#147;in this short and brilliant article Magendie announces that section of the dorsal roots abolishes sensation, section of the ventral roots abolishes motor activity, and section of both roots abolishes both sensation and motor activity&#148; (Cranefield, p. 11). This has been called the most momentous single discovery in physiology after Harvey. After this paper was published Charles Bell claimed that he had made the same discovery in 1811.</p><p>In his &#147;Expériences sur les fonctions des racines des nerfs qui naissent de la moelle épinière&#148; (II, pp. 366-371) Magendie published further experiments, including most probably &#147;the first use of strychnine as part of a study of the localization of function in the nervous system as well as . . . a very early example of the rational use of a known property of a drug as a tool in physiological investigation.&#148; (Cranefield, p. 12).</p><p>Among Magendie&#146;s other significant contributions to the Journal were his &#147;Mémoire sur le mécanisme de l&#146;absorption chez les animaux à sang rouge et chaud&#148; (Vol. I, pp. 18-31), demonstrating that the absorption of fluids and semisolids was a function of the blood vessels; and &#147;Mémoire sur un liquide qui se trouve dans le crâne et le canal vertébrale de l&#146;homme et des animaux mammifères&#148; (Vol. V, pp. 27-37; VII, pp. 1-29; 66-82), containing the first clear description of the cerebrospinal fluid. This is a near-complete run of the Journal, which ceased publication in April 1831 after the appearance of the second number of Vol. XI. Garrison-Morton 598; 1256; 1256.1; 1392 (referring to articles cited above) .Norman 1418. Olmsted, pp. 83-86. </p>

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        An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1821. Folio, with a map and 12 engraved plates, six of them large and folding, the other six full-page; complete with half-title; frontispiece a little thumbed, expert paper repairs to one folding plate, occasional light foxing yet a very good copy with large margins in later deep brown morocco with gilt spine lettering. Long term consignment. Australia&#39;s first view book, a celebration of Macquarie&#39;s New South Wales. A fine copy of the first view book engraved in Australia, an extraordinary collaboration between Major James Wallis, then commander of the convict settlement at Newcastle, and the convicts under his command, notably Walter Preston and Joseph Lycett. The illustrations for Wallis&#39; celebrated and beautiful view book show in great detail scenes in Sydney, Newcastle, and the Hawkesbury River, as well as an Aboriginal corroboree, kangaroos and black swans. In many ways the series represents a celebration of the progress of the colony under Governor Macquarie, and Macquarie himself was very taken with the work. Preston had earlier worked with Absalom West on his famous views of Sydney, while Lycett had only recently been sent to Newcastle after his involvement in the forging of bank drafts in Sydney. At the time, Newcastle enjoyed a fearsome reputation for brutal secondary punishment and was described by Lieutenant Purcell as "the Hell of New South Wales." Wallis had arrived in the colony in 1814 and proved a successful commandant at Newcastle, transforming the shabby convict outpost into an ordered town, mirroring on a smaller scale what Macquarie had achieved in Sydney. Wallis was not a stern disciplinarian, yet seemed to motivate the convicts under his command by virtue of his tireless energy and enthusiasm. He focused the considerable artistic skills of the forgers to produce this series of skilled and remarkable views of the colony: Preston was tasked with working upon the only copper sheets available, intended for sheathing the hulls of ships, a difficult material softer than standard engraving copper. Both Preston and Lycett were pardoned by Macquarie on Wallis&#39; recommendation, in no small part because of their work on this book. When Wallis departed Australia in 1819 he took the plates with him to London where this book was published by Ackermann, complete with an introductory history of the colony and a map of Port Macquarie by the surveyor John Oxley. This is an example of the more complete issue with the addition by the publisher of a preliminary leaf containing extracts from the Sydney Gazette in praise of Wallis&#39; success as commandant of the Newcastle settlement.

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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. <p>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&#39;une plaque d&#39;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.</p><p>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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s letter reads in part:</p><p>"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&#39;une plaque d&#39;or portant inscription en lange et caractères grecs, du temps du troisième des Ptolémées, qui fut trouvée en 1818 dans les ruines de l&#39;ancien Canopus, entre Rosette et Aléxandrie en Egypte, monument que vous tenez de l&#39;amitié de Méhémet Aly Pasha. </p><p>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&#39;impression est sur le point d&#39;être terminée ; elle me charge d&#39;avoir l&#39;honneur de vous transmettre des remercîments."</p><p>[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.</p><p>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.]</p><p>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 s&#156;ur 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. </p>

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        Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice [bound with] Werner, A Tragedy

      London: John Murray, 1821. Tall octavo, missing both half-titles, &#39;Marino Faliero&#39; without terminal ad.; contemporary green half morocco, gilt, rubbed at joints and extremities. Attractive volume of two important works by Byron. First edition, first issue of Marino Faliero: the Doge&#39;s speech on page 151 consists of only five and a half lines (Byron added seven new lines for the second issue) and page 154 has only twenty-one lines; in the second issue there are twenty-five lines. Set in Venice in 1355, it is the story of &#39;a man of talents and of courage&#39; and, as the preface and appendix attest, of a figure who fascinated Byron. It is bound with the first edition, first issue of Werner (without imprint or &#39;The End&#39; on the terminal page). Dedicated &#39;To the illustrious Goëthe&#39;, it is one of Byron&#39;s most important works, and again takes as its motivation the tragedy of the great man assailed by the forces of the world. Byron notes in the preface, &#39;When I was young (about fourteen, I think) I first read this tale, which made a deep impression on me; and may, indeed, be said to contain the germ of much that I have since written&#39;.

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        Kort verslag van den zwaren brand te Paramaribo, hoofdplaats der kolonie Suriname, op den 21 januarij 1821 voorgevallen. Benevens eene kerkelijke redevoering, uitgesproken den eersten zondag na deze ramp.

      Amsterdam, G.S. Leeneman van der Kroe, 1821.Original blue wrappers. 40 pp.* The fire began in the backyard of the Cornerhouse at Paramaribo and quickly advanced to an old storage building full of flammable material. A hard-blowing northeastern wind intensified the fire, which ignited one house after another. It lasted for about 24 hours. Nearly 400 mansions and about 800 storerooms and dwellings were burned to the ground. Published for the benefit of the unfortunate inhabitants of Paramaribo. - Rare.Knuttel 25069; not in Sabin, Muller, America or Suriname-catalogus UB Amsterdam.

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        Captn. W. E. Parry. R.N. Commander of the Polar Expedition 1819-20

      London: Published by the executors of the late James Asperne, 1821. Stipple engraving, 145 x 220 mm., gently creased at one corner, very good. Contemporary engraved portrait of the great Arctic explorer and Australian settler. Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer who also served as Commissioner of the Australian Agricultural Company from 1829 to 1834. Parry rose to prominence within the British Navy through years of tireless service exploring the Arctic seas, beginning with command of the vessel Alexander in 1818 under the famous expedition led by Sir John Ross in search of the Northwest passage. In May 1829 Parry resigned from Naval duties and travelled to Australia to manage the Australian Agricultural Company, a vast enterprise with an initial grant of one million acres in New South Wales and founding capital of one million pounds (raised through the sale of 10,000 shares of £100 each). The company, first founded in 1824 on the recommendation of the Bigge report, was heavily influenced by members of the Macarthur family while some of the most powerful men in British business and parliament became shareholders. Today it remains the oldest continuously operating company in Australia. Parry&#39;s choice for the position reflected the tremendous esteem in which he was held by Parliament: nonetheless, he encountered difficulty and criticism upon arrival as the Company had displaced numerous vociferous landholders who were poorly compensated in the process. This finely engraving is after the portrait in oil by Samuel Drummond held the National Portrait Gallery, London. It was first published in the popular European Magazine, which ran from 1782 until 1826.

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        Kaiserliche königliche Bilder-Gallerie im Belvedere zu Wien. Nach den Zeichnungen des k.k. Hofmahlers Sigm. v. Perger, in Kupfer gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. Nebst Erklärungen in aristischer und historischer Hinsicht. Neu herausgegen und Sr. Majestät Franz dem I., Kaiser von Österreich, König von Ungarn, Böhmen, der Lombardie ec. ec. ec., in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet. Erster Band: A - C. Zweiter Band: D - L. Dritter Band: M - R. Vierter Band: S - Z.

      Haas,, Wien u.a., 1821 - 4 Bde. Wien u.a., Haas, 1821 - 1828. o. Pag. [53 + 63 + 57 + 66 Tafeln]. Rote Maroquin-Ld. der Zeit, m. fünfbündigen Rücken. In deutscher und franz. Sprache. Pro Kupferstich je ein Blatt deutscher Text und ein Blatt französischer Text. - Exlibris. a. V., vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, tlw. kl. Feuchtigkeitsrand im Bug, Ebd. leicht berieben. - Prächtige Bände. Deutsch Rote Maroquin-Ld. der Zeit, m. fünfbündigen Rücken.

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        THE COSTUME, MANNERS, AND PECULIARITIES, OF DIFFERENT INHABITANTS OF THE GLOBE, calculated to instruct and amuse the little folks of all countries.

      London, J. Harris and Son, 1821.FIRST EDITION 1821, 12mo, 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, 16 very good attractive hand coloured half page woodcut illustrations showing 2 or three figures in various settings from all over the world with verse text beneath, printed 1 side only. In John Harris's Cabinet of Amusement and Instruction with 1 page of adverts at rear. In the original buff printed wrappers, upper cover reproducing the title page and Harris's round logo on lower cover. Spine worn with 60 mm (2¼") inch split at tail, slightly rubbed near lower edge of upper cover, slight marks near top edge of upper cover and small crease to top corner, all corners just slightly worn, 3 tiny pale marks to sky of 1 plate, pale spotting to 2 lower margins, otherwise contents bright and clean. A very good copy of a rare title. The illustrations show Laplanders, Greenlanders, Negroes, North and South American Indians, Tahitians, Egyptians, Persians, Chinese, Turks and various Europeans. Moon page 33, No. 164(1); Gumuchian No. 1881; Oppenheimer Catalogue No. 535 (1831 edition). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        TURKEY: Being a Description of the Manners, Customs, Dresses, and Other Peculiarities Characteristic of the Inhabitants of the Turkish Empire.

      London, printed for R. Ackerman, no date, (1821).To which is Prefixed a Sketch of the History of the Turks. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1821, translated from the French edition of 1812. World in Miniature series edited by Frederic Shoberl. 6 volumes, (1821), the plates that are dated have the date 1821. 12mo, bound in sixes, approximately 135 x 90 mm, 5¼ x 3½ inches, 73 aquatint hand coloured plates as called for in the plate list in Volume 1, mostly of costumes, a few of musical instruments, weapons, flags, head dresses, the English edition contains 1 extra plate, pages: [ii], xv, 211; [ii] 237; [ii] 264; [ii] 300; [ii] 234; [ii] 244, collated and complete, bound in half purple calf, gilt lettering and decoration between raised bands to spines, purple cloth covers, marbled endpapers, gilt top edges. Spines uniformly faded, binding slightly rubbed, slight shelf wear to edges, gilt dull on spines, pale offset from plates to text, 1 plate and opposite page lightly foxed, pale age - browning affecting a few plates, apart from the offset from the plates, text and plates are clean, the books have been slightly trimmed with the loss of date and publisher on bottom margin of some plates, otherwise a very good set. See Henry M. Blackmer II, page 223, Numbers 463 & 464; Sefik E. Atabey, The Ottoman World, Volume 1, page 101, No. 205; Rene Colas, Bibliographie Generale, du Costume et de la Mode, page 194, No. 545. Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770 - 1860, From the Library of J. R. Abbey, Volume 1, page 17. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Illustrations of the great operations of surgery

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1821. <p>Illustrations of the great operations of surgery, trepan, hernia, amputation, aneurism, and lithotomy. Oblong folio. viii, 134pp. 20 plates printed in sepia, all but 3 hand-colored, engraved by Thomas Landseer after drawings by Bell; engraved text illustration. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1821. 270 x 376 mm. Original quarter sheep, cloth boards, rebacked, original leather label on front cover, some corner- and edgewear but sound. Some insect damage to rear endpapers, some wrinkling and marginal wear to front free endpaper, minor foxing, but very good. Bookplate and library stamp of the Norwich & Norfolk United Medical Book Society.</p><p>First Edition, First Issue, with the title dated 1821 and the inclusion of &#147;Hurst&#148; in the list of publishers. One of the most remarkable illustrated books in the history of surgery, Bell&#146;s Great Operations was originally issued in parts from 1820-1821 and made its first appearance in book form in 1821. The work&#146;s large, vigorously drawn plates were prepared by Thomas Landseer (brother of Edwin Landseer, the popular Victorian painter of animal subjects) from drawings of operations Bell had made over the previous twenty years. Most copies have the plates printed in black, but some copies, like this one, have the plates in sepia. Garrison-Morton 5588. Gordon-Taylor 17. Norman 174.</p>

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        Dictionnaire Historique et Bibliographique, abrégé Des Personnages illustres, Célèbres Ou Fameux, De Tous Les Siècles et De Tous Les Pays Du Monde, Avec Les Dieux et Les Héros De La Mythologie

      1821. Paris, chez Haut-Coeur et Gayet, 1821-22. Complete in 4 volumes. x,529; 529-984; 572; 659pp. Nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards (edges a bit rubbed). According to Milsand in his &#39;Catalogue par ordre alphabétique des ouvrages de G. Peignot&#39; the present work is by Peignot, although he himself denied it. Michaud says: "Laborieux bibliographe et philologue français... Peignot a laissé un fort grand nombre d&#39;ouvrages, qui ont été bien accueillis du public et qui ont contribué à repandre en France le goût de la bibliographie" Peignot, a native of Dijon, was an enormously learned and industrious scholar, whose career included law, librarianship and high academic posts. He wrote on practically everything - literature, philology, archeology, history, biography and bibliography. In the latter field he was often far ahead of his time. Brunet (4, 466ff) speaks of him with admiration mixed with some scepticism and gives a good listing of his publications.

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        Schäferidylle, 1821

      1821. Kupferstich auf Papier. Signatur der Künstler 'J. Koch diseg.' & 'Flor. Grospietsch inscrise Roma 1821', Stempel: 'Kupferstich=Sammlung der Königlichen Museen' & 'B. Veräussert 1**03 K.K.' Papier: 27,5 cm x 37,6 cm, Platte: 19,0 cm x 27,8 cm, Darstellung: 17,4 cm x 25,9 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Der Stich dieser Schäferidylle zieht den Betrachter in eine weite Landschaft hinein. Doch die vermeintliche Idylle durch die weidenden Schafe im Vordergrund und dem Schäfer auf der mittleren Bildebene wird durch die schroffen und kargen Gebirgsplateau gebrochen.

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        OEUVRES COMPLÈTES.DE VOLTAIRE. PARIS: ESNEAUX ET ROSA, 63 TOMES EN 65 VOL.,

      Paris, chez J. Esneaux et Rosa, 1821-1824. - Pro Band ca. 480 bis 650 Seiten. Halbleder der Zeit. Im Angebot sind 55 Bde. (Bd. 2-5, 7, 9-24, 26-35, 37, 39, 41-49, 51, 53-54, 56-59, 63, 65). Einband bestoßen u. berieben, Kapitale abgegriffen, innen teilweise gering stockfleckig, insgesamt noch ordentliches Exemplar. Beim Interesse an Einzelbänden bitte schicken Sie uns ein E-Mail. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 45550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice [bound with] Werner, A Tragedy

      John Murray, London 1821 - Tall octavo, missing both half-titles, 'Marino Faliero' without terminal ad.; contemporary green half morocco, gilt, rubbed at joints and extremities. Attractive volume of two important works by Byron. First edition, first issue of Marino Faliero: the Doge's speech on page 151 consists of only five and a half lines (Byron added seven new lines for the second issue) and page 154 has only twenty-one lines; in the second issue there are twenty-five lines. Set in Venice in 1355, it is the story of 'a man of talents and of courage' and, as the preface and appendix attest, of a figure who fascinated Byron. It is bound with the first edition, first issue of Werner (without imprint or 'The End' on the terminal page). Dedicated 'To the illustrious Goëthe', it is one of Byron's most important works, and again takes as its motivation the tragedy of the great man assailed by the forces of the world. Byron notes in the preface, 'When I was young (about fourteen, I think) I first read this tale, which made a deep impression on me; and may, indeed, be said to contain the germ of much that I have since written'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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