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        Maurerischer Blüthenkranz aus den Archiven teutscher Logen gesammelt. 2 Bände.

      Selbstverlag 5821-22 (1821-1822), Mannheim - 8vo. Mit 2 Titelvignetten u. 8 Musikbeilagen auf 4 doppels. Falttaf. 1 Bl., X, 259; X, 280 S., 1 Bl. Türkisfarbene OPp. m. RSchild. Erste Ausgabe. - Einige Jahre später, 1830, erschien noch eine weitere Fortsetzung als 3. Band. - Einbände berieben, Ecken bestoßen, 1. RSchild falsch "maurischer Blüthen-Kranz". Kl. Name auf Vorsätzen. Durchgehend etw. stockfleckig, im Rande stärker. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. A New Edition in Four Volumes. To Which is Prefixed Some Account of his Life and Writings. Volume IV [ONLY]

      Printed for Richardson & Co., London 1821 - Later edition. Volume IV ONLY. Later 19th Century half leather and cloth. Original spine laid down with some loss at the extremities, a good copy. Clement C. Moore's copy with his ownership Signature on the title page. Presumably we needn't tell you that Moore wrote *A Visit from St. Nicolas,* (better known as *Twas the Night Before Christmas*). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      - Second edition, (iv), xxxiv, 35-46, complete with 48 delicate soft-ground etchings by William Frederick Wells after Wilkinson and printed by Ackermann. A full-margined untrimmed copy in the rare original cloth, rebacked in fine green morocco lettered direct with raised bands gilt-ruled and decorated, with original gilt lettered title on front board, London, for Wilkinson by Ackermann, 1821. * Abbey: 188 ; Upcott: p.131; Bicknell: 73.1. A very scarce example of this key work on the Lake District that exemplifies the region's role within the Romantic sensibility. * Wikinson was a Carlisle-born amateur artist who until 1804 lived with his wife's relatives the Brownriggs at Ormathwaite under Skiddaw. In 1803 he became Vicar of East Wretham in Norfolk and left the north for good. The text was supplied anonymously by William Wordsworth and this later became the basis for his famous Guide to the Lakes of 1820. * "Guide to the Lakes, William Wordsworth's travellers' guidebook to England's Lake District, has been studied by scholars both for its relationship to his Romantic poetry and as an early influence on 19th-century geography. Originally written because Wordsworth needed money, the first version was published in 1810 as anonymous text in a collection of engravings. The work is now best known from its expanded and updated 1835 fifth edition. According to Wordsworth biographer Stephen Gill: "The Guide is multi-faceted. It is a guide, but it is also a prose-poem about light, shapes, and textures, about movement and stillness . It is a paean to a way of life, but also a lament for the inevitability of its passing . What holds this diversity together is the voice of complete authority, compounded from experience, intense observation, thought, and love." Wordsworth was born in the Lake District and spent much of his life living there. Wordsworth and his friends Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge became known as Lake Poets not only because they lived in this area but also because its landscapes and people inspired their work. Wordsworth explained his goal to a reader in May 1810, saying, "What I wished to accomplish was to give a model of the manner in which topographical descriptions ought to be executed, in order to their being either useful or intelligible, by evolving truly and distinctly one appearance from another." In 1820, Wordsworth published a second, longer version of the Guide attached to a book of sonnets he had written about the River Duddon. He explained his reasoning as follows: "This Essay, which was published several years ago as an Introduction to some Views of the Lakes, by the Rev. Joseph Wilkinson, (an expensive work, and necessarily of limited circulation), is now, with emendations and additions, attached to these volumes; from a consciousness of its having been written in the same spirit which dictated several of the poems, and from a belief that it will tend materially to illustrate them. (page 214) In 1822, Wordsworth's text was first published as a separate volume. Fourth and fifth revised editions followed in 1823 and 1835." - Wikipedia

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        A New Treatise on the Game of Chess, on a Plan of Progressive Improvement, Hitherto Unattempted: Containing a Very Considerable Number of Rules, Explanations, Notes and Examples: The Object of These Rules, &c

      London: R. P. Moore, 1821. Complete in 2 volumes.Collation, xxviii+213, 395pp, with half titles & arrata. Bound in modern quarter calf, raised bands, marble boards, gilt lettering and center stamp. Bindings slightly cocked, lightly rubbed on corners of boards. Both bindings in very good clean condition. Internally, half titles bound slightly to tight, with slightly loss on inner margin, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A good clean two volume work .A3. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

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        An Authentic History of the Coronation of His Majesty, King George the Fourth

      London - J. Robins and Co., 1821 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extremely scarce record of the coronation of George IV. With engraved frontispiece and five other plates. George's coronation was a magnificent and expensive affair, costing about 243,000 (approximately 18,994,000 as of 2012; for comparison, his father's coronation had only cost about 10,000, equal to 1,457,000 today). Despite the enormous cost, it was a popular event. Condition: In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        A Collection of Some of the Most Interesting Narratives of Indian Warfare in the West, Containing an Account of the Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone, one of the First Settlers of Kentucky

      Lexington, KY: William G. Hunt, 1821. 8vo. (8 x 5 inches). [2], 270pp. Later three quarter dark blue/green morocco over marbled paper boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others panelled with repeat decoration in gilt, top edge gilt. One of the rarest works of the midwestern frontier, chronicling the Indian wars, skirmishes and captivities on the Kentucky and Ohio frontiers in the late 18th century. "The work is essentially a compilation of captivity narratives, including those of Colonel James Smith, Jackson Johonnet, John Slover, and many others. In addition to Daniel Boones heroic battles with hostile Indians, Metcalf includes several episodes from the French and Indian war that occurred in frontier country" (Siebert). "This compilation, seeking to preserve for posterity early border narratives, has become almost as rare as the originals themselves" (Howes). This copy in excellent condition for a work generally not found so. Ayer Supplement 84; Field 1061; Howes M560; Streeter sale 3:1655; Jillson p. 61; Thomson 818; Sabin 48166; American Imprints 6027; Siebert sale 974.

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        A Collection of Some of the Most Interesting Narratives of Indian Warfare in the West, Containing an Account of the Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone

      Lexington: William G. Hunt, 1821. [2], 270 pp. Hardcover, rebound in modern full brown morocco with inner gilt dentelles. The binding is in fine condition; the text block age-toned and rippled with a fore-edge marginal dampstain and occasional blemishes. "This compilation, seeking to preserve for posterity early border narratives, has become almost as rare as the originals themselves." [Howes M560, Sabin 48166]. Provenance: From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed MD.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.. Octavo 4.75" x 8".

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet.. Complete in 10 Volumes. Leather Bound

      Edinburgh: Published:Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1821. Books measure 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.Complete in 10 volumes. Bound in period red morocco, raised bands, gilt tooling in compartments, inner and outer dentelles, full gilt edges.Calf light rubbed, some scuffing, some minor abrasions. Generally bindings in very good condition.Internally, previous owners bookplate, some light browing or spotting to title pages. Pages in good clean condition throughout.A very good set, in very attractive period bindings.A18 . Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Carte Reduite de la Mer Mediterranee et de la Mer Noire

      1821.. Copper engraving. Later colouring. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 91 x 62 cm. (36 x 24½ inches) Large chart of the Western Mediterranean, from the Atlantic to the Dalmatian coast, and from the Bay of Biscay to the Sahara. Ports and Capes on the coast are shown in detail, but there is little detail on the land. Rhumb lines at sea. Title at upper centre. Stamp of the ' Depot General de la Marine' at lower centre

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MEDICAL BOTANY: Or, History of Plants in the Materia Medica of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias. Arranged According to The Linnæan (Linnaean) System

      London:: E. Cox and Son,, 1821. Near Fine. TWO VOLUMES. Complete Set. Two Near Fine hardback Second Editions in modern half tan leather bindings and marbled boards, raised bands spine, gilt lettering on black spine labels, gilt decoration spines, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Complete with all 138 hand colored plates. Top edge of title pages repaired with matching paper. Scattered foxing. 8vos. xii, 228 pp. vi, 216 pp.

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        The Tour of Dr Syntax (three volumes) In Search of the Picturesque, In Search of Consolation, In Search of a Wife

      R Ackermann 1821 - handsome three volume uniformly half-calf bound set, rubbed at head and tail of spines but generally very good, marbled boards a little scuffed, marbled edges and endpapers, compartments decorated gilt with gilt titles on red morocco, plain name labels to pastedowns from the library of George Compton, volume one being the eighth edition with a hand col'd frontis and title vignette & 29 further hand-col'd plates, b&w tailpiece, iii [1] 276pp, Directions to Binder & blanks, volume two being the third edition of 1820 with hand-col'd frontis, 23 further hand-col'd plates, title, advertisement, [1], Introduction [ii], 277pp, Instruction to Binder [i], volume three published in 1821, with hand-col'd frontis and title vignette and 23 further hand-col'd plates & tailpiece, title, Preface [ii], Directions to Binder [1], 279pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principles of Political Economy

      London: Baldwin, 1821. First. hardcover. near fine. 235 pages + 4 pages of advertisements. Very occasional foxing and a small brown stain in the margin of 2 pages, probably an offset from a small bit of paper. Slim 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 black morocco, gilt lettered spine with raised bands, marbled boards, t.e.g. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. First Edition. Scarce. A very clean copy.

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        Kenilworth aRomanceIn Three Volumes

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable and Co; and John Ballantyne., 1821 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete set of this historical novel from Sir Walter Scott. First edition. Each volume features its original half title, and is bound in its original publishers' bindings. Kenilworth is a novel of selfishness versus selflessness and ambition versus love. The title refers to Dudley's Kenilworth Castle in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. The novel opens, however, at Cumnor Place, near Abingdon in Berkshire. Much of the novel gives a fair depiction of the Elizabethan court, involvingrepresentations of historical figures such as Mary Queen of Scots, William Shakespeare, and the Earl of Essex, Sir Christopher Blount. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In original publishers bindings. Externally, all volumes are a trifle rubbed, with wear and loss to the spines. Backstrips are lifting in places. Two front, and three rear hinges are slightly strained. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound, and bright throughout. Light spotting to the text block edge, with some light marginal foxing to volume one. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Travels in Egypt, during 1818 and 1819

      London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1821., 1821. Small 4to.; pp. iv, 116. Complete with 12 plates of which 7 folding, one tinted. Bound in recent dark green half calf with gilt titles to spine, marbled boards. Some 25 leaves have been added at the end to give the book a more appealing thickness. Light foxing to some plates; light, occasional foxing to text. Very attractive. Voyages, Vol. V.

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        China and Japan

      London, 1821. Copper engraving, 47 x 59 cms, original hand-colour, closed tear in lower margin, blank verso; prepared for Playfair’s ‘New General Atlas’.

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        A tour through the southern provinces of the Kingdom of Naples.

      Rodwell and Martin, London 1821 - Ottima legatura in mz. pelle con angoli, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello al ds. Piatti in carta marmorizzata. Lieve ingiallitura di alcune pagine altrimenti bell esemplare in barbe. Raro. Descrizione di un viaggio da Napoli a Reggio Calabria e ritorno con diverso percorso: all andata attraverso la Campania, la Basilicata e la Puglia e al ritorno lungo il versante tirrenico. Le tavole raffigurano tra l altro Benevento, Polignano, Otranto, Taranto, Nicastro, Lauria e Salerno. 4to (cm. 28,3), XI-(1)449(1) pp. con 1 carta geografica e 13 tavv. incise su rame da C.Heath su disegni dell A.

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        Neues Gesangbuch für die Erziehungsanstalt zu Schnepfenthal.,

      Schnepfenthal Erziehungsanstalt zu Schnepfenthal, 1821 - X + 262 S. Gesangbuch zum Gebrauche bey der öffentlichen und häuslichen Andacht. Auf dem vorderen Vorsatz befindet sich eine handschriftliche zeitgenössische Besitzereintragung eines A. zu Waldeck. Die Ecken und die Kapitale sind bestoßen. Die Ecken sind etwas gebogen. Der Einband ist stellenweise etwas berieben. Die Eckenbereiche sind berieben, vor allem an der unteren Ecke des Vorderdeckels. Das vordere Vorsatz, das hintere Vorsatz und der Hinterspiegel sind an den Rändern gebräunt. Die Vorsätze und Spiegel sind stellenweise etwas fleckig. Der Schnitt ist etwas ergraut und fleckig. Die ersten und die letzten paar S. sind leicht fleckig. Die S. von etwa S. 221 - S. 228 sind im oberen Bereich der Vorderkante etwas gebräunt. Einige Blätter haben stellenweise Flecken. Sonst gutes Exemplar. sehr guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 330 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Plays and Poems

      London: Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington., 1821. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators comprehending a life of the poet and an enlarged history of the stage by the late Edmund Malone. With a new glossarial index. 21 volumes, octavo (214 × 130 mm). Contemporary burgundy straight-grained morocco, later morocco title labels in brown and black, mid-tan number pieces, decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, roll to boards, yellow coated endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece of the author and further engravings throughout. Bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, library stamp to verso of title pages with serial number in biro, some browning and occasional light foxing, spines a little rubbed, an attractive set in very good condition. The Revised Malone edition. Edmond Malone (1741-1812) was a literary critic and Shakespearean scholar. In 1778 he published his 'Attempt to ascertain the Order in which the Plays of Shakespeare were written', and first published this edition of Shakespeare's works in 1790.

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      Lexington, KY.: William G. Hunt., 1821. ...iv, 270pp...Brown paper covered boards, brown leather spine with label of title..."Comprehending the most important occurrences relative to its early history- Also, an account of the Manners, and Customs of the Indians, their Traditions and Religious Sentiments, their Police or Civil Government, their Discipline and method of War: To which is added, an account of the expeditions of Genl's. Harmer, Scott, Wilkinson, St. Clair, & Wayne"...Title page has previous owner's signature written in ink a few times, also found on random pages at top margin...Pages are toned, with some foxing, slight soiling but very readable...Nicely rebacked using original boards with paper label on spine....A solid tight copy of an important book describing the problems of the early American expansion to the West.... First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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

      London: Printed for Jones & Co, 1821-2 - An imitation of Pierce Egan's famous Life in London, with some merit of its own and a foil to its contemporary, and as a guide to the social history of early nineteenth century London (EGAN, PIERCE, IMITATION) First edition, Third issue (with Jones & Co., as Publishers). 2 vols., 8vo. Hand-colored, engraved additional titles; 34 hand-colored engraved plates, designed and engraved by Messrs. Alken, Dighton, Brooke, Rowlandson, &c. Full tan polished calf, gilt spines, contrasting titel labels, a.e.g. by Riviere & Sons. Tooley 198 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Malaysia] View from Halliburton's Hill, Prince of Wale's Island

      - London: published by William Daniell, January 1st 1821 [watermark 1820]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Daniell. Sheet size: 22 3/4 x 34 3/8 inches. A fine and rare view of "one of the loveliest spots in the Eastern world": the former British colony on the island of Penang, now part of Malaysia. Plate 7 from Daniell's Panoramic Sketch of Prince of Wale's Island The settlement of Penang, off the north west coast of Malaysia in the Strait of Malacca, was formed by the East India Company in 1786. The British flag was raised there on August 11, 1786 by Captain Francis Light of the Indian merchant service. Light had married the King of Quedah's daughter, and the island was given as her dowry. The island is about 16 miles long and about 8 miles wide with a spine of mountains running east to west. The climate, though tropical, is relatively cool, which is why in 1856 it was described in a world gazetteer as being "one of the loveliest spots in the Eastern world." William Daniell (1769- 1837), nephew of Thomas Daniell, R.A., is best known for his views of eastern scenery. "In 1784 he accompanied his uncle to India, and there helped him with drawings and sketches. On their return in 1794 he worked upon their important publication, 'Oriental Scenery.' Between 1795 and 1838 he exhibited as many as 168 pictures at the Royal Academy and 64 at the British Institute. His earlier exhibits were Indian views, but from 1802 to 1807 he sent many views of the north of England and of Scotland. He published 'A Picturesque Voyage to India,' 'Zoography,' in conjunction with William Wood, F.S.A., 'Animated Nature,' 1807, 'Views of London,' 1812, and 'Views of Bhootan,' 1813, from drawings by Samuel Davis, of the East India Company's service, who visited Bhutan in 1783. In 1814 Daniell began 'A Voyage round Great Britain'; this was published in four volumes in 1825 He painted, together with Mr. E. T. Parris, a 'Panorama of Madras,' and afterwards, unaided, another of 'The City of Lucknow and the mode of Taming Wild Elephants.' He became a student of the Royal Academy in 1799, in 1807 was elected associate, and in 1822 a full member of that body." (DNB) Abbey Travel, II, 525, no. 7

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        Bat - Cat & Mat. How happy I could be with either.,

      London, G. Humphrey Milford, printed by Theodore Lande 1821. - Handcoloured orig.-etching. 280 x 208 mm. (Image). Good condition. BM 1975,0118.30 - Caricature with Queen Caroline on the arms of Bergami and her lawyer, before the door of Mother Wood. 19 January 1821. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        Bat - Cat & Mat. How happy I could be with either

      London, G. Humphrey Milford, printed by Theodore Lande 1821.. Handcoloured orig.-etching. 280 x 208 mm. (Image). Good condition. BM 1975,0118.30 - Caricature with Queen Caroline on the arms of Bergami and her lawyer, before the door of Mother Wood. 19 January 1821.

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        Passio domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum quatuor evangelistas in usum ecclesiarum. Novis formis excusa

      Rom, Salvioni 1821. 33 cm. 75, (1) Seiten mit Kupfertitel und 4 blattgroßen Kupfern von Benoit Thiboust, unter anderem nach Carlo Maretta und Francois Monaville; gestochener Titelvignette von Jakob Frey und 4 Kupferstich-Initialien. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Deckelfileten - Rot und schwarz gedruckt. Kupfer zur Passionsgeschichte nach den Evangelien (Matthäus 26.27, Markus 14.15, Lukas 22.23, Johannes 18.19) mit erläuterndem Text. Etwas berieben, letzte 3 Blatt in der unteren Hälfte einzelne Stockflecken - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        The High Mettled Racer

      S&J Fuller., 1821. A Complete set of six colored aquatints by Alken and T. Sutherland. Siltzer p. 59. Illustrated. Each image approximately 335 X 380 mm. (13 1/4 X 15) with 1/2-1 1/4 inch margins. A beautiful RARE SUITE of sporting prints. In excellent condition with the colors bright. On creme wove paper. Conversation framed. 1. THE FOAL 2. IN TRAINING 3. THE RACER 4. THE HUNTER 5. THE POST HORSE 6. THE DEATH

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        Scraps from The Sketch Book of Henry Alken, Engraved by Himself, Containing Forty-Two Plates

      London.: Thomas M'Lean., 1821. Good-. Contemporaneous brown half morocco and cloth. Covers rubbed. Bottom 1/3 of spine covering is missing. Joints cracked. Boards held sturdy by bands. A couple of small closed tears to frontispiece neatly repaired on blank verso with transparent matte tape. There is some nicking to the bottom edge of some leaves and the odd touch of minor damage to blank guard leaves betwixt plates. One small closed tear to a blank area of one plate. A little dog-earing to page corners. Foxed throughout. . First printing. . Hard. 4to. 11".. Good-. Illus. by With 42 plates by and engraved by the author, Henry Alken..

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        Memoirs of the Celebrated Persons composing the Kit-Kat Club

      Hurst, Robinson 1821 - First Edition 1821 complete with 48 engraved plates from originals by Sir Godfrey Kneller, spotting to blank endpapers, contemporary blind-tooled calf with Prince of Wales gilt arms to covers, rebacked, extremities rubbed, owner's bookplate, all edges gilt, folio, for Hurst, Robinson and Co.,1821. Some very faint spotting to plates else a notably clean and crisp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, Ancient Babylonia, &c. &c. During the Years 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820. (First Edition, 2 Volumes)

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brows, 1821. 2 volume set. FIRST EDITION. Signed binding. Early to Mid-twentieth century three quarter brown calf leather binding signed by J. Larkins. Compartmented, raised bands, tooled leather on spine. Illustrated with two hand-colored portrait frontispieces mounted on paper, 87 plates (some folding), including 5 hand-colored plates, and 2 large folding maps, the plates executed in different media, i. e., aquatint, line-engravings, stipple engravings and numbered I-LXXXVII (lacking plate LXXXIII) with 1 plate unnumbered, light occasional foxing and offsetting, corners bumped, top edges gilt others uncut, an attractive copy. Lacks plate list in volume I as is not uncommon. One of the most substantial books on Persia. Photos available upon request. Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777-1842) had been a court painter in St. Petersburg, and archaeological investigation and drawing were the principal reasons for the author's travels. In this copy the famous portrait of Fath Ali Shah is colored, in most copies it is not. One of Porter's aims was to correct errors in the drawings of earlier travellers such as Chardin and Le Bruyn. From Russia Porter travelled to Tabriz where he met Abbas Mirza with whom he spent a considerable time. He went on to Tehran with Abbas Mirza before going to Esfahan, Persepolis, and Shiraz. In Tehran he had an audience with Fath Ali Shah, with whom he was very impressed. "An intelligent and readable book." One of the greatest mines of information concerning the life and manners of the people of Western Asia at the beginning of the last century, and also with regard to the monuments, inscriptions, and other antiquities then known to exist in Persia and Babylonia, is the magnificent work of Sir Robert Ker Porter," Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, Ancient Babylonia, etc., etc., during the years 1817-20," (Two volumes, London, 1821, 1822) equally remarkable for the "truth in what the author relates," and the "fidelity in what he copies" and illustrates by his numerous drawings, portraits, and sketches. From childhood loving and practising the arts, he had become a famous painter of international reputation, whose eminent talents, striking personality, and final marriage with a Russian princess had secured for him a social standing which enabled him, by his pen and brush, to reach circles hitherto but little influenced by the books of ordinary travellers and the scientific and often dry investigations of men of the type of Otter, Niebuhr, Beauchamp, and Rich. In his popularization of a subject which so far had stirred the minds of only a limited class of people, and in appealing, by his religious sentiment, the manner of his style, and the accurate representation of what he had observed, not less to the men of science and religion than to the aristocratic circles of Europe, on whose interest and financial support the resurrection of Assyria and Babylonia chiefly depended, lies the significance of Ker Porter as a Babylonian explorer. After extensive travels through Georgia and Persia, in the course of which the great monuments of Naqs-i-Rustam and Persepolis had received his special attention.. Signed by Binder. First Edition. Half Calf Leather. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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        A Manual of the System of Teaching Reading, Writing and Arithmetic in the Elementary Schools of The British and Foreign School Society

      Printed for The British and Foreign School Society, London 1821 - Second edition, revised and improved. Blue unprinted sewn wrappers. 72pp., Frontispiece engraving, four plates, three of which are folding. Old paper repair to front wrap, and scattered foxing. *OCLC* locates no copies of this second edition; *Copac* locates a single copy at Oxford, and another source locates one other copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      1821. URE, Andrew. A DICTIONARY OF CHEMISTRY, ON THE BASIS OF MR. NICHOLSON'S; IN WHICH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE SCIENCE ARE INVESTIGATED ANEW, AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE PHENOMENA OF NATURE, MEDICINE, MINERALOGY, AGRICULTURE, AND MANUFACTURES, DETAILED. With an introductory dissertation; containing instructions for converting the alphabetical arrangement into a systematic order of study. London: Printed for Thomas & George Underwood, et al., 1821. First edition. Fifteen engraved plates (numbered 1-14), some folding, showing apparatus and chemical tables. Octavo, untrimmed. xix,[1],[752] pp. Text printed in double columns. Disbound: original paper boards are present but lacking the backstrip; and, the bookblock is split in several places. Ex-library; nineteenth-century bookplate on front pastedown and a small blind-stamped seal on the t.p., and no other marks. Very light dust-soiling to a couple of pages, and scant foxing to frontisp. and t.p., else very clean within. A scarce title, it is offered as is. Andrew Ure (b. Scotland, 1878; d. England, 1857), was a pioneer in teaching chemistry to artisans. His interest in the application of science to the arts and industry bore fruit in his Dictionary of Science. The work was originally undertaken at the request of the publishers as a revision of William Nicholson's Dictionary of Chemistry, but Ure said that so much of the latter was obsolete that the work had to be rewritten. (D.S.B., v. XIII, p.547).

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      Second edition, (iv), xxxiv, 35-46, complete with 48 soft-ground etchings by William Frederick Wells after Wilkinson and printed by Ackermann. The plates generally clean and crisp, a full-margined untrimmed copy in the rare original cloth, rebacked in fine green morocco lettered direct with raised bands gilt ruled and decorated, with original gilt title on front board, a very scarce example of this key work on the Lake District that exemplifies the region's role for the Romantic sensibility. London, for Wilkinson by Ackermann, 1821. [see Abbey: 188 ; Upcott: p.131; Bicknell: 73.1]. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST * * Wikinson was a Carlisle-born amateur artist who until 1804 lived with his wife's relatives the Brownriggs at Ormathwaite under Skiddaw. In 1803 he became Vicar of East Wretham in Norfolk and left the north for good. The text was supplied anonymously by William Wordsworth and this later became the basis for his famous 'Guide to the Lakes' of 1820.

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        Jagt-gillets handlingar för åren 1821 och 22. [=pärmtitel]. 4:o.

      Samtida handskrift om 77 s. Trevligt lätt nött samtida rött mönsterpressat pappbd vars rygg senare klätts med röd klot. Pärmarna med förgyllt ramverk och präglad titel på frampärmen. Ett blad ngt större till formatet och följaktligen naggat i yttermarginalen med förlust av enstaka bokstäver. I slutet är några blanka blad medbundna. Med Carl Michaelsons exlibris.. Prydlig handskrift innehållande stadgar för jaktgillet och dess protokoll, bl.a. stadgas att "ingen må ofreda vallkullorne" under jakten. En stor del av innehållet upptas av två längre versifierade berättelser av A. Malmberg rörande septemberjakterna 1821-22, den senare företogs i närheten av Lumsheds by i Svärdsjö socken. I gillet ingick bl.a. brukspatron Joh. F. af Uhr, herr Michaélson, löjtnant Th. Nordenadler, fänrik Sv. Littorin, grosshandlare A. R. af Uhr, grosshandlare Hollander, inspektor Er. Lyrberg, trädgårdsmästare And. Malmberg och studeranden B. N. J. Uhr

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        Select works of the British poets : with biographical and critical prefaces by Dr. Aikin [complete in 10 volumes]

      London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1821. 1st Edition. Physical description: 10v. ; 13.5cm. Subjects: English poetry -- Poets -- British poets and poetry -- English literature -- Collected works -- Biography -- Criticism. Notes: Lyre illustration on each title page. Very good copies bound in leather-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, with raised bands, and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Scattered foxing to prelims of each volume. Previous owner's signature to the title page of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright and strong.

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      Forskningar uti naturen. Öfversättning af J. F. Jonsson. I-VII. Sthlm, S. Rumstedt, 1821-23. 8:o. LXVI,202,(1) + 250,(1) + 277,(2) s. & 3 utvikbara grav. plr & 1 utvikbar grav. handkolorerad karta + 290,(1) + 223,(1) s. Med en illustration i texten på s. 175 + 249,(1) + 237,(1 blank,1) s. Tre hfrbd från mitten av 1800-talet med guldornerade ryggar och marmorerade snitt. Ryggarna ngt nötta upp- och nedtill samt med smärre repor. En liten spricka allra överst i sista volymens främre ytterfals. Ställvis obetydligt lagerfläckiga. I del V en liten reva i inre marginalen på titelbladet och några mindre fläckar i texten på s. 65-66 och 84. I del VI en minimal reva i övre marginalen på s. 13. Trevlig svit.. Krok Bibliotheca botanica suecana 1b. Originalet utkom i Paris 1784. Denna översättning har 1792 års upplaga som grund. Första delen hade tidigare utgivits i översättning av Carl Lybecker 1796. I de sista två banden ingår andra arbeten av författaren. Del VI innehåller "Paul och Virginia" respektive "Arkadien" och del VII "Den indianiska hyddan" respektive "Önskningar af en eremit"

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        A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, in the Years 1818, 19 and 20, accompanied by Geographical Notices of Soudan, and of the Course of the Niger

      London: John Murray. 1821. First Edition. Hardcover. Three quarter calf over marbled boards recently rebacked and recornered with contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles and raised bands highlighted with gilt rules, original boards rubbed on edges, original marbled endpapers, old inscription on flyleaf, light soiling to title page but text clean and bright, illustrated with 17 hand coloured lithographed plates and a folding map of the route he travelled. , George Francis Lyon (1795-1832) was a naval officer and explorer. Lyon met Joseph Ritchie in Malta in 1818. Ritchie was on his way from Paris to Tripoli, from where he intended to attempt to reach central Africa from the north. Ritchie was to have been accompanied by Captain Frederick Marryat, but, when Marryat was unable to do so, Lyon volunteered to take his place. In preparation Lyon spent four months adding to his knowledge of Arabic and studying the religious and social customs of the Arabs, adopting the alias Said-ben-Abdallah. After considerable delays they left Tripoli for Murzuq, the capital of Fezzan. Both Lyon and Ritchie suffered from dysentery and the extreme heat, and on 20 November 1819 Ritchie died. Lyon, in poor health and the victim of Ritchie's mismanagement of the whole expedition, pushed on to Tajarhi, and from there managed to reach Tripoli in March 1820 and London four months later. A year later he published this account of his travels, illustrated with plates taken from his own drawings. , 4to 11" - 13" tall, [v] vi-xii, [1] pp .

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      Philadelphia: Printed and published by Thos. H. Palmer, 1821.. xii,[9]-296pp. plus four lithographic plates and folding map. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Contents somewhat browned. Some foxing. Map foxed, with repairs on old folds. A good copy. One of the important early travel narratives pertinent to the region, with a considerable amount of valuable material relating to the Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Osage Indians. Three appendices are devoted specifically to observations of the Indians, as well as a compilation of meteorological data. Nuttall travelled in the company of Major Bradford from Fort Smith to the prairie country and Red River, and spent some time near the mouth of the Verdigris River. Clark praises Nuttall's scientific acumen and singles out his narrative as a valuable work on the botanical history of the region. WAGNER-CAMP 19a. HOWES N229, "b." GRAFF 3055. PILLING, PROOF- SHEETS 2785. CLARK II:48. BRINLEY SALE 4667. FIELD 1145. SABIN 56348. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 6319. STREETER SALE 1597.

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      1821. A New Edition. In Two Volumes. London: John Murray, 1821. 12 pp preliminary ads (for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown) dated October 1820. Original blue-grey boards with paper spines and printed spine labels. Very early British edition of one of the landmarks of American literature, introducing the immortal characters of both Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane. Irving wrote these tales in England, after the failure of his family's business in Liverpool; Walter Scott (to whom this is dedicated) encouraged him to start writing again, and this SKETCH BOOK was the immediate result. In this work Irving was trying his hand at adapting tales of European folklore into an American setting and sensibility; of the 32 "sketches," by far the best-known are "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." ~Though written in Great Britain, the sketches were first published in America -- in seven wrappered volumes, beginning in June 1819 and ending in September 1820 -- simultaneously in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore. In England, a first volume was published in February 1820 (now extremely scarce) by one John Miller, who went out of business before producing a second volume. John Murray then took over, by July issuing Miller's Vol I unsold sheets (with a title page politely labeled "Second Edition") plus a new second volume, both dated 1820 -- followed by additional printings (including this one) dated the following year. The English editions have a different Introduction than the American ones, they contain many minor differences in text, and they include three pieces not in the American -- "Traits on Indian Character," "Philip of Pokanoket" and "L'Envoy."~This copy is in very good condition, which is quite amazing for volumes still in their original boards-and-label bindings. Vol I has endpapers at each end, plus a preliminary ad catalogue of Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, dated October 1820; Vol II does not have a free endpaper at either end. There is wear at the spine ends of both volumes and minor wear along the joints of one volume, but one seldom sees THE SKETCH BOOK in original boards in any condition. Langfeld & Kleinfield p. 23; Blanck 10232 (Blanck speculates "Boards?" for this "New Edition," indicating he had never seen such a copy), plus see 10107 & 10108; one of Merle Johnson's "High Spots" of American literature.

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        Principle and Doctrine of Assurances, Annuities on Lives, and Contingent Reversions, Stated and Explained

      London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Originally published in 1779 and was long out of print when this edition was published, having been prepared over several years in Morgan's leisure time, with additional matter. First edition thus. William Morgan, FRS (26 May 1750 - 4 May 1833) was a Welsh physician, physicist and statistician, who is considered the father of modern actuarial science. In 1774 Morgan was appointed Assistant Actuary of The Equitable Life Assurance Society. The next year, after the death of John Pocock, he was elected Actuary. By the time he retired in 1830, 56 years later at the age of 80, he laid the foundations of the actuarial profession - in fact the term 'actuarial' became attached to the profession because of his title. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with bumping and wear to extremities and with rubbing and marks to boards. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, bright but with the odd spot and slight scattered spotting to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, And Adjacent Coasts of the Baltic; Including the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes, form the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; Accompanied with Appropriate Historical and Descriptive Illustrations

      London: J. Dowding, Bookseller, n.d. (ca. 1821). Early Edition. Hardcover. Improved edition." Folio. Hand-colored engraved title, showing the publication date of 1815 but the publisher as R. Havell, and so likely around 1821; plus 24 finely printed hand-colored aquatint plates. All plates have at the bottom a small colored engraving of an archaeological object. Newly bound in quarter maroon pigskin, spine with gilt bars and leather lettering piece, gilt; marbled paper boards. Ex-library with a neat perforation stamp on the printed title and single line stamp on the reverse of the plates. The plates have occasional light soil; one plate has had a corner remargined (no loss, and another has a short closed marginal tear, also with no loss. The images themselves are lovely and bright with only occasional light foxing and soil. Lowndes, p. 1541. Abbey 'Life' 427. Tooley 327.

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        MEDICAL BOTANY: Or, History of Plants in the Materia Medica of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias. Arranged According to The Linnæan (Linnaean) System.

      E. Cox and Son, London 1821 - TWO VOLUMES. Complete Set. Two Near Fine hardback Second Editions in modern half tan leather bindings and marbled boards, raised bands spine, gilt lettering on black spine labels, gilt decoration spines, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Complete with all 138 hand colored plates. Top edge of title pages repaired with matching paper. Scattered foxing. 8vos. xii, 228 pp. vi, 216 pp. Johnson 854. Pritzel 10706. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      LONDON: R.ACKERMANN, 1821.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Victorian red-maroon cloth boards with blind dec. blocking to front and rear boards, gilt titles and decs to spine, 195x120mm approx.Engraved hand coloured frontis and title page. xxii + 356pp+xxiii Notice of Accum's Treatis on Adulterations of food and culinary poisons copied from the British Review + i of publisher's adverts. The full title of the work offered for sale continues "and various other alimentary substances employed in Domestic Economy, with observations on the chemical constitution and nutritive qualities of different kinds of food. Born in Germany in 1793 Accum was a major force in the exposing of the dangers to the public of the adulteration of food and was an exponent of food safety to the extent that he came under acute pressure from food producers who saw him as a threat to the profitability of their businesses. The copy offered by us for sale has been professionally rebacked with the original cloth spine laid on and with new plain end papers.VG - Book- a little offset browning to frontis and title pages and occasional light foxing.Binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. An important work and difficult to source other than in print on demand format.

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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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        L'Art de v?rifier les Dates depuis l'ann?e 1770 jusqu'? nos jours

      squ' nos jours 1821 - A scarce, first edition set of this continuation of thegreat chronological work Art de vrifier les dates. An interesting and important work that uses a series of chronological tables to accurately date a wide rangeof international, historicalevents, this sequel to the original - which dealt with early history, including the ancient Greeks and Romans and their international contemporaries - focuses on events from 1770 to the time of publication. The first version of this work was undertaken by numerous authors; begun by Maur-Dantine - whose name the work still bears here - it was taken over, due to illness,by the French Benedictine historian Charles Clemencet (1703-1778) who aided greatly in the work's completion and issued it in one volume in the 1760s. In 1770a greatly revised edition was published by the French historian Francois Clement (1714-1793), and, following further significant alterations - including amendments to the anti-Jesuit bent of the original - published a third edition, in three folio volumes, in 1787. Clment was engaged in the preparation of a fourth and much enlarged edition when a stroke of apoplexy caused his death. The unfinished work was completed by the Frenchgenealogist and litterateur Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais and appeared with additional matter in 1818-19. This continuation was written by a variety of Maurist scholars, with the first phase (1821-1829)published by the Chevalier de Courcelles andthe next by the Marquis of Urban Fortia. Together the complete Art de vrifier les dates has been called the finest memorial of French learning of the eighteenth century and this is certainly evident in this veritable compendium of scholarship. This set also contains the Table - or index - which was published around 1830. Text in the original French. Complete in 19 volumes. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some heavier wear to extremities and backstrips, which are faded. Large watermark to front board of volume III - internally unaffected - and some minor loss to paper of volume XXVII rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some occasional small spots or handling marks. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable, 1821 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        Un Mot Sur Les Deux Proces-Verbaux Dresses Apres La Mort de S.A.R

      1821. Forestier, J[ean]-B[aptiste]-A[ntoine]-G[aspard]. Un Mot Sur Les Deux Proces-Verbaux Dresses Apres La Mort de S.A.R. Mgr. le Duc de Berri, Et Consequences a en Tirer par Rapport au Gouvernement et a la Societe. Paris: Imprimerie de Chaignieau, Jeune, 1821. 48 pp. Two added tipped-in color plates of the Duke and Dutchess de Berry. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into contemporary stiff-wrappers covered in contemporary wallpaper, hand-lettered title panel pasted to front. Light shelfwear to boards, spine abraded, most of backstrip worn away, a few cracks to text block, binding secure. Engraved bookplate of Cardinal Ernest-Louis Dubois [1856-1929], Archbishop of Paris, to front pastedown. Toning and light foxing to text, internally clean. A rare title. * In February 1820, Charles-Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, the last living male in the Bourbon line, was stabbed to death in front of the Paris Opera by an apparently deranged citizen. The murder (or as some claimed, assassination) had profound repercussions for French society and closed the final chapter of the Bourbon dynasty. The present work critiques the official coroner's reports following the assassination. The author describes himself as "Ancien Chirurgien de l'Hotel-Dieu, membre des ci-devant colleges et academie royale de Chirurgie, ancien professeur particulier d'accouchemens et membre eligible du college electoral du departement." OCLC locates 2 copies, both in France. Not in the Harvard Law Catalogue.

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        Leçons sur le Calcul diffcrentiel.Paris: Chez de Bure Frères, 1829.

      First edition, very rare. Following his earlier textbooks, the <i>Cours d'Analyse</i> (1821) and <i>Rcsumc des Leçons</i> (1823), which provided the first rigorous formulation of the calculus of functions of a real variable, Cauchy in this work for the first time treats complex functions of a complex variable, defining their derivatives and extending to them many of the results of the differential calculus of a real variable obtained in the <i>Rcsumc</i>, most notably Taylor's theorem. "The discoveries with which Cauchy's name is most firmly associated in the minds of both pure and applied mathematicians are without doubt his fundamental theorems on complex functions" (DSB). Cauchy also develops here a fully-fledged theory of infinitesimals, in many ways anticipating work of du Bois-Reymond in the late 19th century.<br/><br/> The twenty-three <i>Leçons</i> of the present work present the results on differential calculus from the first part of the <i>Rcsumc</i>, but in much greater detail (and almost three times the length). Most significant, however, is that Cauchy here extends the results from the <i>Rcsumc</i> to the case of complex functions of a complex variable. This begins with the 11th <i>Leçon</i>, in which complex functions of a complex variable are introduced, the next <i>Leçon</i> giving the definition of the derivatives (and differentials) of such functions, and continues with the 13th <i>Leçon</i> which gives the extension of Taylor's theorem to the complex case. Further discussions of complex functions are found throughout the remaining <i>Leçons</i>. It is important to note that, although functions of a complex variable had been considered in earlier works by Cauchy, notably in his <i>Mémoire sur les intégrales définies, prises entre des limites imaginaires</i> (1825), those works had been concerned exclusively with the integration of such functions along paths in the complex plane (in modern terminology), and not on the properties of the functions themselves or their derivatives. <br/><br/> The present work is also important for containing Cauchy's first and only fully-fledged theory of infinitesimals. The informal use of infinitesimals in the development of calculus began with Leibniz and Newton, but a more precise notion of infinitesimal had to wait until Cauchy's <i>Cours</i>. Although Cauchy is widely recognized for having introduced rigour into calculus, in fact he rarely used (even implicitly) the 'epsilon-delta' type of argument favoured by modern textbooks. Most of his arguments are, in fact, couched in the language of infinitesimals. But even the <i>Rcsumc</i> considers only the simplest kind of functions of a base infinitesimal, namely polynomials. Cauchy announces in the <i>Prcliminaires</i> of the present work his intention to develop a far more general theory of infinitesimals, and this is carried out in the 6th <i>Leçon</i>, 'On the derivatives of functions which represent infinitely small quantities'. Cauchy defines the order of a function of an infinitesimal (which can by a real number or <i>+&#8734;</i>), and gives examples of functions whose orders are <i>0 and <i>+&#8734;</i>. Laugwitz has seen this as an anticipation of work of du Bois-Reymond and others in the late 19th century, and E. Borel, in his <i>Leçons sur les Scries à Termes positifs</i> (1902), explicitly refers to the 1829 <i>Leçons</i> in his discussion of du Bois-Reymond's work. The use of infinitesimals was only fully accepted by mathematicians following the work of Abraham Robinson in 1961. <br/><br/> The present <i>Leçons</i> also contain some notable contributions to proving the existence of, and finding approximations for, the roots of algebraic and transcendental equations. The 14th <i>Leçon</i> proves a number of theorems on the existence of roots, which allow Cauchy to give, in particular, a new proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra. Finally, in a <i>Note</i> following the 23rd <i>Leçon</i>, Cauchy uses Taylor series to develop methods of finding approximate roots, recovering and extending results of Fourier. <br/><br/> Very rare, we have located only one copy at auction in the past 35 years. <br/><br/> D. Laugwitz, 'Infinitely small quantities in Cauchy's textbooks', <i>Historia Mathematica</i> 14 (1987), 258-274.. 4to (245 x 197 mm), pp. [iv] ii [2] 289 [3], contemporary stiff boards with gilt spine label, some light spotting throughout but in general fine

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        Autograph verse, signed

      26 Oct. 1821. Single leaf measuring 7 3/8 by 8 1/2 inches, with small embossed stamp in upper left corner. Wordsworth writes out a six-line stanza from "The Epistle to William Simson" by Robert Burns, which reads, in full: "O Nature! a&#39; thy shews an&#39; forms/ To feeling, pensive hearts hae charms/ Whether the summer kindly warms/ Wi&#39; life an light;/ Or winter howls, in gusty storms, The lang, dark night!" Wordsworth is believed to have been one of Burns&#39;s earliest English admirers, and Burns&#39;s influence on Wordsworth is well-documented and extensive. Leaf shows some slightly irregular trimming and has been mounted. Scattered light foxing, mostly to margins, otherwise very good.

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