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        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 Nigera

      London: John Murray, 1821. First edition. 17 coloured lithographs of costume, sport, etc., large folding map. 4to, bound in the rare printer’s boards with original paper spine label lettered in black. xii, 383. A well preserved, handsome and clean copy in the rare original boards, some expected wear to the boards, ccasional minor age evidence. VERY SCARCE IN PRINTER’S ORIGINAL BOARDS. After taking part in the battle of Algiers in 1817, Lyon accompanied Mr. Ritchie, the secretary of the embassy at Paris, on his African travels to find the course of the Niger River and the location of Timbuktu. The expedition was underfunded and had little support. They left Tripoli in March 1819 and reached Murzuk a month later, where both were taken ill and Richie eventually died. Lyon pushed on, despite 133 degree temperatures, lack of funds, and the suspicion of the sultan, and reached the southern border of Fezzan before being forced to return, more dead than alive, to Tripoli. Capt. Lyon, by all accounts a fun loving extrovert, displayed an aspect of personality that was notably rare at the time, this being a genuine interest in the "Natives" of the countries he visited. In an exploit predating Sir Richard Burton’s famous trip to Mecca by decades, wearing Arab/Muslim dress and having learned fluent Arabic Lyon managed to blend in with the inhabitants of North Africa. These skills were of no doubt great help in his effort to get back to Tripoli alive. In spite of the expedition being a complete failure Lyon’s narrative was well received by the public. His writing style is entertaining and informal and he was particularly well know for his skills as a watercolourist, as the plates in this volume reproduced from his own paintings will attest. Lyon later accompanied Parry to the arctic (1821-23), and served as commissioner of the Real del Monte Mining company in Mexico (1825-27).

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        A Journey Round the Library of a Bibliomaniac: or, Cento of Notes and Reminiscences Concerning Rare, Curious, and Valuable Books (1821) bound together with A Second Journey Round the Library (1825)

      London: W. Davis, Bookseller, 1821, 1825. First edition. Leather_bound. Very Good +. Davis, William. A Journey Round the Library of a Bibliomaniac: or, Cento of Notes and Reminiscences Concerning Rare, Curious, and Valuable Books (1821) bound together with A Second Journey Round the Library (1825). London: Printed for W. Davis, Bookseller, at the Bedford Library, Southampton Row, Russell Square; Marshall, Printer, Kenton-st. Brunswick-sq., 1821 (first volume), 1825 (second volume). Leather-bound, Octavo, 4 7/8 by 7 1/2-inches, vii, 96 pp., 120 pp. Brown calf with worn gilt border and gilt decorations to edges of the boards. This copy has been recently rebacked by a master bookbinder with gilt spine decorations and a dark red leather spine label with gilt titles and hand-made marbled endpapers (see photos). A lovely copy with light wear to the boards and corners, a few light, small pencil notes in the text (no other writing, names or bookplate), and a tiny chip on the top edge of the front blank. A rather scarce volume of both A Journey Round and A Second Journey Round, both of which comprise what I’d call an enhanced (with insights, poetry and comment) bibliography of the perfect collection of profound and important works, including entries for: Biblia Sacra, 1455; Idem Opus, 1490; Terry’s Voyage to East India, 1655; Cabinet du Roi de France, 1677-1720; Seven Letters to the People of England, 1755; The Hystorye of Kynge Blanchardyne and Princess Eglantyne, 1485; Bateman’s Travayled Pilgrim, 1569; Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, &c., 1623; amongst many others. Will be securely boxed and shipped insured. Bay Leaf Books (Member IOBA) is an open shop located in Sand Lake, Michigan, with 15 years of experience offering fine books for discriminating readers.

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine… Vol. XLVIII. Being the Sixth of the New Series

      London: printed by Stephen Couchman, published by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1821. Volume 48 only, octavo. (9 1/16 x 5 9/16 inches). 84 hand- coloured engraved plates (numbered from 2189-2272, plates #2189, #2194, #2203, #2208, #2217, #2222, #2231, #2232, #2236, #2245, #2250, #2259 and #2264 are folding), by Weddell, and others? after J. Curtis, P. Syme, W. Herbert and others. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper- covered boards, spine gilt. A fine representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival.." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290

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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. With A Chart Of the Routes, And A Variety Of Coloured Plates, Illustrative Of The Costumes Of The Several Natives Of Northern Africa

      London: John Murray, 1821. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown morocco. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 383 pages. 27 x 22.5 cm. Seventeen hand-colored lithographed plates lacking plate 16, and large fold-out map (Route through the Regency of Tripoli and Kingdom of Fez, Lyon's route). The author, a naval officer and friend of Captain Frederick Marryat, took the latter's place in this failed expedition from Tripoli for Murzuq, the capital of Fezzan. Like Sir Richard Burton, he took an avid interest in the religion and customs of the Arabs, being fluent in the language. Extensive Index. ABBEY TRAVEL 304. "There were editions in French, Paris, 1821, and 1822 (Colas, No. 1920; Lipperheide, No.1582)." Text and plates generally clean, marginal toning first few leaves, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, elaborate gilt designs front and back covers, moderate extremity rubbing

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        Letters written during the late Voyage of Discovery in the Western Arctic Sea. By an Officer of the Expedition

      London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1821., 1821. First Edition. Small 4to.; pp. iv, 124. Complete with a map and 3 plates. Bound in recent blue 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. Very occasional brown spots. A fine copy. Details of Parry's first Expedition to the Arctic, 1819-20, through letters from an officer to his brother. Voyages, Vol. V.

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        Works of Lord Byron. In twelve volumes

      25 - London - John Murray et al, 1821 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of Byron's works from several different publishers. Volume I features an engraved portrait frontispiece. Complete in twelve volumes. With a bookseller's stamp for Dennen's, Michigan, to the front pastedown of each volume, and a label to the recto of the front free endpaper of Volume I. Includes: Volume I (1823): Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; Volume II (1823):The Giaour and other works; Volume III (1823): The Corsair and other works; Volume IV (1823): Mazeppa and other works; Volume V (1824): Hours of Idleness and other worksVolume VI (1824): The Age of Bronze and other works; Volume VII (1825): Werner; Volume VIII (1825): Marino Faliero, The Prophecy of Dante; Volume IX (1822): Don Juan; Volume X (1823): Don Juan; Volume XI (1823): Don Juan; Volume XII (1821): Sardanapalus, The Two Foscari, Cain. Publishers: Volumes I-IV: John Murray; Volume V: Knight and Lacy; Volume VI: John and Henry L. Hunt;Volume VII: John and Henry L. Hunt; Volume VIII: John Murray; Volume IX:Thomas Davison; Volume X: John Hunt; Volume XI: John Hunt; Volume XII: John Murray. Condition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Fading and some scuffsto the spines. Some of the joints are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within The Pyramids, Temples, Tombs and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia. (Including the rare volume of plates)

      London: John Murray, 1821. Second edition. Quarto (pages 270 x 209 mm), [xxvi, including half-title and title], 533, [i], complete with frontis portrait, folding map of the Nile and two plates. In full leather boards, rebacked in sheep with red morocco spine labels. Boards somewhat worn and spine scuffed. Internal contents are excellent with a few pages foxed, but generally clean. Pencil annotations to the last eight pages, describing the accompanying plates. & & Plate volume (422 x 323 mm), bound in smaller format than many copies, with several of the plates folded as a result. Complete with all 44 plates (roughly half of which are lithographs), but without title or other preliminary pages. All but four plates are hand colored, as usual. All plates dated 1820 except for plate #9 dated 1823. Paper watermarked between 1821 and 1823. Plates 1, 3 and 6 annotated in the margins. Several plates with short, professionally closed tears along folds.& & The life and exploits of Belzoni read something like an Indiana Jones movie script with Belzoni, at 6'; 7" tall being a classic jack-of-all-trades who bounced around Europe, working sometimes as a barber or a circus strongman. Eventually he became employed by the British consul to Egypt as an archeologist, exploring the Valley of the Kings, excavating previously unopened pyramids at Giza and numerous tombs, dramatically impacting the field of Egyptology. His "Narrative" is one of the most compelling descriptions of early exploration in Egypt and the plate volume is "the first English work of any importance to use lithography." (Blackmer).

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        Memoir of the Operations of the British Army in India, During the Mahratta War of 1817,1818, & 1819

      London: Black, Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen. Fair with no dust jacket. 1821. First Edition. Hardcover. Text only, no maps or plates present. Presented as a binding copy. 2 books in a single volume. Half title, Title, Dedication (2) , Preface (vi-xx) , Contents (xxi-xxxiii) , Book 1: 1-173; Book 2: 175-439, Appendix (443-494) primarily of casualty returns, with 6 fold-outs, Blank (2). Dedication has names of 2 previous owners on it - William John Cawdron (older black ink) , and in ballpoint, A. Robert Cawdron. Pages edges and corners worn with some foxing. Covers heavily worn, spine missing, held together with cloth tape. Heavy book. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        A Treatise on the culture of the vine; with hints on the formation of vineyards in England. A treatise on the culture of the Pine-apple, and the management of the hot-house ... third edition

      London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. 2 parts in one volume, octavo. (8 7/16 x 5 inches). Half-title, general title, 2 part titles. 10 engraved plates (6 folding) after Speechly (8), Samuel Hieronymous Grimm (1) and Major Hayman Rooke (1). (Minor foxing to the plates). Contemporary green half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt fillets and a decorative roll, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat floral tooling. The Grace copy of the first combined edition of "the most important [works] on the culture of the vine and pineapple published during the eighteenth century, and it may be said that they laid the foundation for the improvements that followed" (Henrey). The two parts to this work were first published as separate treatises in 1790 (the vine) and 1779 (the pineapple), with second editions following in 1805 and 1796, respectively. The present third edition, the first time the two works had been published in combined form, is complete with ten plates: the plate list appears to call for eleven, but the the fifth plate in the second part is not required. Speechly was a practical gardener who made his name working at Welbeck Abbey, the Duke of Portland's seat in Nottinghamshire, England. The results of his labours at Welbeck combined with the publication of the present treatises cemented his reputation as the one of the "best fruit and kitchen gardeners of his time" (Sandra Raphael). The reputation of his published works remains high: Edward Hyams in his Grapes under Cloches (London: 1952) praises this work as being "a model of the sound, practical, well-written ... manual." Irish-born William Russell Grace, co-founder of W.R Grace and Co., was an American success story and one of the richest men in the country. He was also a noted philanthropist and served two terms as Mayor of New York. James M. Gabler Wine into Words A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language G37890; Henrey III, 1379; cf. Raphael Oak Spring Pomona 94 and 100.

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        Queen Mab

      London: Printed and published by W. Clark, 201, Strand, 1821. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; integral leaf publisher’s advertisements at end, verso blank (v. note); pp.182+[ii]; Victorian quarter olive green morocco-faced sheep, ruled black on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; old-rose boards; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight rubbing to covers; unobtrusive ink scoring in margins, passim, and one or two light pencilled notes, all apparently contemporary; single fox-spot on one margin and a couple of light marginal marks elsewhere, but a nice copy nonetheless of the scarcer, unmutilated issue. From the library of Paul Foot, with his bookplate on the front end-paper and his pencilled note of purchase dated ‘12/74’ on the front paste-down. The first published edition of a work printed for private distribution by Shelley in an edition of 250 copies in 1813. The publisher, Clark, was prosecuted by the Society for the Suppression of Vice and sentenced to four months imprisonment in Cold Bath Fields Prison for issuing the present edition, prior to which he is said to have sold only fifty copies, but on agreeing to give up the remainder of the edition to the Society, he was pardoned. The ‘balance’ of sheets and volumes supposedly given up appears to have been no more, at most, than a token, for Clark continued selling the title with a Bowdlerised text, printed from the same setting of type, in which a number of the most aggressive passages were mutilated by the omission of words and verses, whilst sheets and bound copies of the original issue passed to another publisher, R. Carlile, who re-published them with a cancel title-page in the following year, and again, with another title-page in 1823. Both the unmutilated Clark and the Carlile issues are known in two variants, which as far as is known were published simultaneously, the final leaf being either taken up by Clark advertisements, or containing the dedication ‘To Harriet *****’, which is otherwise omitted from the volume. It seems reasonable to suppose, however, that though the two variants may have been published simultaneously, the dedication was omitted from the volume in error, and introduced in place of the advertisement leaf part-way through the print run, the advertisements thereby being characteristic of the earlier state of text. The present copy is of the un-mutilated variant, and has the advertisement leaf. Buxton Forman, 22 All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Queen Mab; a Philosophical Poem

      New York: Printed by William Baldwin and Co. Corner of Chatham Street, 1821. First American edition, with the added engraved title with "Price 75 cents" as well as regular title, p. 24 misnumbered 4. 12mo. 181, [1] pp. Original boards, uncut, with new paper spine. Grannis, p. 33, No. 21 . The first work by Shelley printed in America

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

      Published:Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Compilation of the Laws of the State of Georgia, Passed by the

      1821. [Georgia]. Lamar, Lucius Q.C.A., Compiler. A Compilation of the Laws of the State of Georgia, Passed by the Legislature Since the Year 1810 to the Year 1819, Inclusive: Comprising All the Laws Passed Within Those Periods, Arranged Under Appropriate Heads, With Notes of Reference to Those Laws, Or Parts of Laws, Which Are Amended or Repealed: To Which Are Added, Such Concurred and Approved Resolutions, As Are Either of General, Local, or Private Moment: Concluding with a Copious Index to the Laws, And a Separate One to the Resolutions. Augusta: Published by T.S. Hannon, 1821. iv, 1300 pp. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Recent period-style imitation sheep, raised bands and lettering pieces and gilt fillets to spine, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, owner bookplate to front pastedown. Light to moderate browning, foxing and occasional marginal damp staining, internally clean. * First edition. This was the fourth digest of Georgia state laws, preceded by others from 1801, 1802 and 1812. It is digested alphabetically by topic. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 86.

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        A TREATISE ON THE ART OF BREWING. EXHIBITING THE LONDON PRACTICE OF BREWING PORTER, BROWN STOUT, ALE, TABLE BEER, AND VARIOUS KINDS OF MALT LIQUORS. WITH COPPER PLATES. BY FREDRICK ACCUM. OPERATIVE CHEMIST, LECTURER ON PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY, ON MINERALOGY

      London: Longman, Hurest, Rees, Orme, and Brown. Good with no dust jacket. 1821. Second Edition. Hardcover. Beer; Industry; Manufacturing; BUSINESS; Color and b/w; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [iii]-vi, [iii]-xiii, [i], 252pp + [xxiv pages; A Treatise on the Art of Brewing. Exhibiting the London Practice of Brewing Porter, Brown Stout, Ale, Table Beer, and Various Kinds of Malt Liquors. With Copper Plates. By Fredrick Accum. Operative Chemist, Lecturer on Practical Chemistry, on Mineralogy, and on Chemistry applied to the Arts and Manufactures; Member of the Royal Irish Academy; Fellow of the Linnaean Society; Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, and of the Royal Society of Arts of Berlin, &c. &c . Contemp gray and blue paper-covered boards, paper spine label. Joints split, some losses to spine ends and botton of label. Pencil notation to upper and lower corners of ffep and lower edge of title plate, eps toned, minor foxing. 3 hand-colored plates engraved by Read, 2 folding tables. OCLC 8361290 .

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        BEWICK'S SWAN, Cygnus columbianus, magnificent hand-colored engraving (26 x 20.5 inches)

      1821-1834. Some slight wear to the outer edges of the plate, a clean, very good copy.. From: Selby, J. - Illustrations of British Ornithology, 1821-1834, volume 2, plate no. 47. This plate sold for 7,500 pounds at a recent auction in the UK.

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        Heinrich von Kleists hinterlassene Schriften, herausgegeben von L. Tieck

      Berlin: Gedruckt und verlegt bei G. Reimer, 1821. 8vo (19.5 cm; 7.75"). lxxviii, 290 pp. Posthumous publication for the first time of a selection of Kleist's plays and poetry (he committed suicide in 1811). Tieck, the editor, presents here "Prinz Friedrich von Homburg," "Die Herrmannsschlacht," "Fragment aus dem Trauerspiel Robert Guiskard," and several poems. Kleist's life was a troubled one financially, psychologically, and creatively. The Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed.) characterizes him as "by far the most important North German dramatist of the Romantic movement, and no other of the Romanticists approaches him in the energy with which he expresses patriotic indignation. Later 19th-century blue-green marbled paper–covered boards; foxing and browning as typical of the paper with but a few odd spots additionally, and perhaps six leaves with a stain as from a spill, extending across text but not hampering reading. Very readable in both senses; a decent, solid copy of an important work of German literature.

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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.

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        Triel, [france]. (print)

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

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        Notre Dame, [france]. (print)

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

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        Jumiège, [france]. (print)

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

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        Entdeckungs-Reise in die Süd-See und nach der Berings-Strasse zur Erforschung einer nordöstlichen Durchfahrt. Unternommen in den Jahren 1815, 1816, 1817, und 1818

      Weimar: Gebrüder Hoffmann, 1821. 3 volumes in one, quarto. (10 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches). 18pp. subscribers list. 6 engraved maps (5 folding), 20 aquatint plates (19 hand-colored, 4 folding) after Ludovik Choris, Eschscholtz and others, 2 folding letterpress tables. Text uncut. Modern paper-backed blue boards. Thomas W. Streeter's copy of the first edition, coloured issue of Kotzebue's important second Russian circumnavigation: a cornerstone work of Pacific exploration with important descriptions of Hawaii, California and Alaska. Kotzebue's expedition in the ship Rurick, sponsored by Count Romanzoff, sailed from Kronstadt at the end of July 1815, rounded Cape Horn and visited Chile, Easter Island, the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, and the North American coast, making an unsuccessful search for a northwest passage. The return was made via New Archangel, California, Hawaii, Marianas, Philippines, and St. Helena. This famous narrative is particularly important for its descriptions of Alaska and California (including the first scientific account of the California state flower, the Golden Poppy). Kotzebue describes the missions in California, and the work is considered one of the most important early accounts of that state. The work is of great importance in the early exploration of Alaska. "Rich in early original source material on Alaska ... Kotzebue belonged to that group of outstanding Russian naval officers of the first half of the nineteenth century, which included Kruzenshtern, Golovnin, Lisianskii, Sarychev, and others..." (Lada-Mocarski). "It was on this voyage that Kotzebue discovered Kotzebue Sound in Alaska, thinking for a time as he sailed east that he had found the long sought north-east passage" (Streeter). The Hawaiian portion is extensive and contains important observations on life and customs during the reign of Kamehameha I, whose famous "red vest" portrait by Choris is one of the illustrations. The account of Albert von Chamisso, the expedition naturalist, includes important information about flora and fauna, as well as the Indians and the work of the missionaries. There is also a comparative vocabulary table for the languages of some of the islanders. As a record of historical import, and as a collection of significant maps and beautiful plates, this work is one of the prime desiderata of Pacific voyages. Three distinct issues of the first edition were published: eighty-eight copies were produced on very fine "Velin papier" with the plates hand coloured (issue A); an issue on regular handmade laid paper, of which a limited number of copies have coloured plates (issue B); and an issue on laid paper with the portrait plates coloured, but the folding plates in sepia aquatint (issue C). The present copy of the work is a fine example of the second issue with the plates hand coloured. This fine copy of Kotzebue appeared at auction in part six of the famed sale of the Thomas W. Streeter collection, realizing $550 in 1969. Borba de Moraes I, 438; Brunet III:693; Forbes I, 525; Hill 943; Howes K-258; Kroepelien 670; Lada- Mocarski 80; Lipperheide La 7; Sabin 38284; Streeter sale VI:3511 (this copy); Cowan p. 334; Zamorano Eighty 48.

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        ENTDECKUNGS-REISE IN DIE SÜD-SEE UND NACH DER BERINGS-STRASSE ZUR ERFORSCHUNG EINER NORDÖSTLICHEN DURCHFAHRT. UNTERNOMMEN IN DEN JAHREN 1815, 1816, 1817, UND 1818

      Weimar: Gebrüder Hoffmann, 1821.. Three volumes bound in one. 18pp. subscribers list. Six engraved maps (five folding); twenty aquatint plates (nineteen handcolored, four folding) after Ludovik Choris, Eschscholtz, and others; two folding letterpress tables. Quarto. Modern paper-backed blue boards. Text uncut. Very good. Thomas W. Streeter's copy of the first edition, colored issue of Kotzebue's important second Russian circumnavigation: a cornerstone work of Pacific exploration with important descriptions of Hawaii, California, and Alaska. Kotzebue's expedition in the ship Rurick, sponsored by Count Romanzoff, sailed from Kronstadt at the end of July 1815, rounded Cape Horn and visited Chile, Easter Island, the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, and the North American coast, making an unsuccessful search for a northwest passage. The return was made via New Archangel, California, Hawaii, Marianas, Philippines, and St. Helena. This famous narrative is particularly important for its descriptions of Alaska and California (including the first scientific account of the California state flower, the Golden Poppy). Kotzebue describes the missions in California, and the work is considered one of the most important early accounts of that state. The work is of great importance in the early exploration of Alaska. "Rich in early original source material on Alaska...Kotzebue belonged to that group of outstanding Russian naval officers of the first half of the nineteenth century, which included Kruzenshtern, Golovnin, Lisianskii, Sarychev, and others..." - Lada-Mocarski. "It was on this voyage that Kotzebue discovered Kotzebue Sound in Alaska, thinking for a time as he sailed east that he had found the long sought north-east passage" - Streeter. The Hawaiian portion is extensive and contains important observations on life and customs during the reign of Kamehameha I, whose famous "red vest" portrait by Choris is one of the illustrations. The account of Albert von Chamisso, the expedition naturalist, includes important information about flora and fauna, as well as the Indians and the work of the missionaries. There is also a comparative vocabulary table for the languages of some of the islanders. As a record of historical import, and as a collection of significant maps and beautiful plates, this work is one of the prime desiderata of Pacific voyages. Three distinct issues of the first edition were published: eighty-eight copies were produced on very fine "Velin papier" with the plates handcolored (issue A); an issue on regular handmade laid paper, of which a limited number of copies have colored plates (issue B); and an issue on laid paper with the portrait plates colored, but the folding plates in sepia aquatint (issue C). The present copy of the work is a fine example of the second issue with the plates handcolored. This fine copy of Kotzebue appeared at auction in part six of the famed sale of the Thomas W. Streeter collection, realizing $550 in 1969. BORBA DE MORAES, p.438. BRUNET III:693. FORBES 525. HILL 943. HOWES K258, "b." KROEPELIEN 670. LADA- MOCARSKI 80. LIPPERHEIDE LA 7. SABIN 38284. STREETER SALE VI:3511 (this copy). COWAN, p.334. ZAMORANO 80, 48.

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        A Voyage of Discovery into the South Sea, and to 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

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821 printing. 8vo. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Contemporary boards, rebacked modern spines. Foxing. Hand painted pictures. See our pictures. 1st English edition of Kotzebue's first voyage, the second Russian circumnavigation. Von Kotzebue commanded the ship Rurick and sailed to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Chile, Easter Island, and the Marshall islands, Tahiti, Pitcairn, Radack and Kamtchatka. The expedition ventured up the North American coast and Hawaii, and searched unsuccessfully for a passage to the Arctic Ocean. Includes charts of the North Pacific coasts of Asia and America, the Aleutians, St. Lawrence Island, and the Bering Strait where Kotzebue Sound was discovered and named for the explorer. Abbey Travel 596; Arctic Bibliography 9195; Borba de Moraes I:439; Forbes 528; Hill 944; Howes K-258; Lada-Mocarski 80; Sabin 38291; Streeter sale VI:3512.

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        An historical account of the colony of New South Wales

      London,: Rudolph Ackermann,, 1821.. Folio, with six double-page engraved views, and six single-page views, a map of Port Macquarie and part of the Hastings River (by John Oxley); plates expertly laid down on Japanese paper, neat repairs to outer margins of a few plates towards the end; old half green morocco. A rare presentation copy of Australia's first topographical view book, one of the most important of all Australia's early illustrated books and the first widely-published celebration of progress in the colony under Macquarie's rule. This particular copy was originally given by Wallis himself to 'his cousin and friend A.F.', and is so inscribed by Wallis on the title-page. It later belonged to Henry L. White of Belltrees; it was probably during the bibliophile White's ownership that the elegant binding was arranged and the plates skilfully laid down on thin tissue. This famous series of views engraved by Wallis is the first to appear in book form; they show in great detail scenes in Sydney, Newcastle, and the Hawkesbury River, as well as an Aboriginal corroboree, kangaroos and black swans. They follow on the work of Absalom West who issued his views as separate engravings a few years previously. Wallis and West are further connected by the fact that the convict-engraver Walter Preston worked for both of them. The tradition is that he engraved Wallis's views on the common sheet-copper used for the hulls of ships, no other material for plates being available in the colony at the time.Major James Wallis had arrived in New South Wales in 1814, the first of a number of military officers with a talent for drawing to come to the colony. He arrived with his Regiment, the 46th, on the same ship which brought Joseph Lycett as a convict. The two men were also later together in Newcastle, where Wallis ran the penal settlement between 1816 and 1818. There has always been speculation that Lycett may have been involved in the preparation of the drawings for this beautiful book; certainly, the twelve plates were engraved for Wallis in Newcastle by Preston.The series of beautiful engravings provides an admirable visual summary of the appearance of the colony under Macquarie.Wantrup, 217a.

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        Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. : an Historical Tragedy, in Five Acts. with Notes. the Prophecy of Dante, a Poem. / by Lord Byron

      London: John Murray [Printed: London: Thomas Davison], 1821. 1st Edition. 1st Issue with all points confirmed [Dodge's 5 & a half line speech on p. 151) . Bookplate of Capt. T. L. Seaton with his inked stamp to both the title and half-title. Referenced by: Stratman 837. Wise, T. J. V.2 p.29-30. Physical desc. : xxi [1], 261 [3]p. ; 20.6cm. Subjects: Faliero, Marino, 1274-1355 - Drama. Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 - In literature. Venice (Italy) in literature. Finely bound in contemporary half-calf over marble boards. Gilt cross-bands with the title blocked direct. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Minor, generalized wear and toning to the extremities. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        Travels of Cosmo the Third,

      /FONT> /FONT>, 1821 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A handsomely bound copy of Lorenzo Magalotti's Travels of Cosmo the Third. Bound in half crushed morocco with cloth covered boardsand gilt lettering and decoration. A smart copy though ex York library with fairly discrete blindstamps. Can command up to $3000. Rebound with new endpapers. With half title. Translated from the Italian of the original manuscript. First edition. With 37 plates, plus frontis. One of the plates is fold-out and linen backed. Cosimo III de' Medici (1642 1723) was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1670 to 1723. He was the elder son of the incumbent grand duke, Ferdinando. Cosimo's fifty-three-year long reign, the longest in Tuscan history, was marked by a series of ultra-reactionary laws, which regulated prostitution and banned May celebrations, and witnessed Tuscany's deterioration to previously unknown economic lows. Lorenzo Magalotti (1637 1712) was an Italian philosopher, author, diplomat and poet. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including bumping. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with the occasional spots or handling marks. There is a library label on the front pastedown for York libraryand the occasional blindstampedor ink library mark to the plates sometimes affecting image. There is a small chipfrom page 493/4. There are some tidemarks to the frontis and offsetting from the plates with a few missing tissue guards. Overall the condition is very good..

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        A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUARIAN AND PICTURESQUE TOUR IN FRANCE AND GERMANY. Three Volumes. Bound by C. Lewis

      London:: W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakspeare Press,, 1821. First Edition. Very Good+. THREE VOLUMES. Complete Set. Three Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printings bound by C. Lewis in full tan leather, raised bands spine, gilt lettering on red leather and black leather spine label, all edges gilt, floral inner dentelles, silk ribbon bookmarks. Complete with all 83 plates. Bookplate on front paste-down and ffep of all volumes. Scuffs spines and covers, cover edge wear, mild scattered foxing, offsetting from plates. Binding is tight. 8vos. xxv, 462 pp. + Bibliographical Index, General Index. 555 pp. 622 pp. + Supplement.

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        Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the years 1818-1820, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper? With an Appendix Containing the Scientific and Other Observations

      London: John Murray, 1821. Second Edition. 4to (10 3/4x8 1/4), period marbled boards, rebacked with calf spine, spine label, illustrated with 14 aquatint or engraved plates, 6 charts & maps (4 of them folding), [8], xxix, [3], 310, [2], clxxix, [1], + [1] ad pp. Lacks errata slip present in the first edition, minor wear to old boards, light offset to some of the charts, old library label on front pastedown. A very nice clean copy. Handsome second edition of Parry's (1790-1855) first voyage seeking the Northwest Passage. This edition contains lots of information and illustrations about the journey that took place between May 1819 and October 1820. In Seeking a Northwest Passage the Hecla and Griper commanded by Parry "sailed up Baffin Bay, through the Lancaster Sound and the Barrow Strait to the south side of Melville Island where they wintered (Winter Harbour), and returned to England by the same route the next year. The expedition discovered and penetrated a short distance into Prince Regent's Inlet, discoverred Banks Island, and surveyed the south shores of Barrow Strait." Parry gives a lot of detail about all the discoveries, and how he prepared the ship for wintering. He even talks about scurvy and snow blindness, and in one of the appendices gives the reader a feel for the daily work routine. Arctic Bibliography 13145.

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        QUEEN MAB

      London: W. Clark, 1821. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a sumptuous binding. First Published Edition, a piracy after the scarce 1813 edition which Shelley had privately printed. Octavo (5-3/8" x 8-3/4"), somewhat larger than the Tinker (1888) copy. Lacking the dedication leaf to Harriet, as usual, but with the final ad leaf, often found lacking. This copy also has unmutilated text whereas many copies had words omitted on certain pages. Beautifully bound in full burgundy morocco leather by Tout & Sons with elaborate gilt designs in the corners of both covers, heavily gilt-decorated spine, full morocco doublures with even more elaborate gilt decoration, and watered silk linings. Recently and virtually imperceptively rebacked with the original spine laid down.

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        Autograph Letter regarding Pendulum experiments in S. America

      London: Edward Sabine, 1821 Sabine, General Sir Edward [1788-1883]. Autograph Letter regarding Pendulum experiments in S. America. 1 1/2 pages on beige stock folded to 4" 1/2 x 7" in very good condition [tear where the seal was removed]. Addressed to Mr. J. Brande Esq., London House, n. d. (Friday morning) circ 1821-22. Sabine was an astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist and explorer born in Dublin, he studied at Marlow & the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, was commissioned in the Royal Artillery, & served until 1877, retiring as a General. He was appointed astronomer on John Ross's expedition to find the Northwest Passage [1919] & on Parry's Arctic expedition [1819-20[. He conducted valuable pendulum experiments to determine the shape of the Earth at Spitzbergen and in tropical Africa [1821-3], & devoted the rest of his life to work on terrestrial magnetism, discovering a relationship between sunspots and magnetic disturbances of the earth. He was elected president of the Royal Society, 1861. "Dear Mr Brande / Any day which you will name next week will suit me equally and I will be much pleased at meeting Mr. McDonich. / I expect a letter from Correa this [morning] recommending Para or the S. American coast as the most suitable spot for the Pendulum Orb. His authority is very good. I believe that there is o be a letter from the royal Society to the Admty on the subject, if so it might be reasonable that you [if you have the letter to write] I have Correa's letter. Shall I send to you for such purposes & wheres. / Yours Ever Most Truly / Edward Sabin / Friday Morg." In 1821, Sabine turned his attention to the science of geodesy, which had already engaged his attention during the first of his Arctic voyages, and in particular the determination of the length of the seconds pendulum. By measuring the length of a seconds pendulum in different latitudes, one can calculate the "oblateness" of the Earth - i.e. the degree to which the "figure of the Earth" departs from perfect sphericity. Attempts to do this had been made in the eighteenth century, but it was not until Sabine's lifetime that precision instruments were available to allow sufficiently accurate measurements to be made. Sabine threw himself into the task with his usual diligence. Between 1821 and 1823 he travelled halfway around the world with his pendulums and carried out innumerable measurements on the intertropical coasts of Africa and the Americas. He also returned to the Arctic, journeying up the eastern coast of Greenland with Captain D Clavering on Parry's old ship the Griper. Observations were made at Little Pendulum Island, in latitude 74° 30', and among the snows of Spitsbergen. Sabine even had an island named in his honour during this expedition. The results of his research were published "The Pendulum and other experiments", in 1825. They represented the most accurate assessment of the figure of the earth that had ever been made. $1275. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

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        Veduta di fianco del Panteon preso nel vicolo del Grottino." Pantheon, Seitenansicht mit Blick zur Piazza della Rotonda

      Kupferstich von Luigi Rossini aus der Folge "Le Antichità Romane ossia Raccolta delle piu interessenti Vedute di Roma Antica ..." 1821. 61x44 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXIX, 75f. - Kat. Rossini 50 - Dekorative, eindrucksvolle Darstellung. - Luigi Rossini (Ravenna 1790 - Rom 1857) studierte an der Akademie in Bologna, bevor er 1814 nach Rom ging, wo er seine Studien fortsetzte und später unter Canova tätig war. Seine frühen Blätter sind von seinem großen Vorgänger Piranesi beeinflußt und erschienen ebenso wie dessen Bilder als Kupferstichfolgen. Die Serie "Le Antichità romane ...", die vornehmlich den aktuellen Zustand der seit Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts ausgegrabenen und restaurierten antiken Monumente zeigt, stieß auf breites Interesse. Sein in über 40 Jahren Tätigkeit als Stecher entstandenes Werk umfaßt fast 1000 Platten, die teils malerisch, teils nüchterner und mehr archäologisch orientiert Veduten aus Rom und Umgebung zeigen.Schöner, kräftiger Abdruck auf starkem Papier.

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        Scott's Poetical Works (Ten (10) Volumes Complete)

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1821. Ten (10) volumes. Full early 20th century diced blue calf leather binding with gilt line border on covers. Spines have four flat raisedbands with gilt designs on the bands. All volumes have two maroon leather labels with the series titled in gilt on the top label. The bottom label has volume number and major poem(s) in gilt letters. Blind stamped design in other compartments. All edges of covers have rolled design in leather. Grey endsheets with heraldic bookplate behind front cover. Titles pages each have vinette. Title pages notably foxed, sporadic foxing elsewhere with most other pages & plates generally clean and unfoxed. These volumes are in EXCELLENT condition and would make an excellent gift for the Sir Walter Scott aficionado. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time. In some ways Scott was the first author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers all over Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and specifically Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley and The Heart of Midlothian.. Full Calf Leather. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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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.

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        Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Convention Assembled at Philadelphia, in the Year 1787, for the Purpose of Forming the Constitution of the United States of America; from the notes taken by the late Robert Yates, and copied by John Lansing, Jr

      Albany, NY: Websters and Skinners, 1821. First Edition. Full leather. Good. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, from the library of Winthrop & Harriet Aldrich. Winthrop Williams Aldrich (1885-1974) was the son of Senator Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich, served as president of Chase National Bank in New York from 1930-1934 and then as chairman of the board of directors at Chase from 1934-1953. President Eisenhower appointed Aldrich as Ambassador to the Court of St. James in 1953, a position which he held until officially retiring in 1957. Aldrich was also the brother of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Harriet Crocker Alexander (1888-1972) was the daughter of Charles B. Alexander and Harriet Crocker, and the granddaughter of Charles Crocker, one of the builders of the Central Pacific Railroad. 308 pp. 8vo, Full leather binding with black leather patch title to spine with gold embossed titling. Front cover board almost detached, held on by one cord from text block, rear board starting. Considerable wear and scuffing to boards, foxing within.

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        Ivanhoe

      Printed by the Press of P. Didot, Senior, Printer to his Majesty, Paris, for A. and W. Gilignani, 18 Rue Vivienne and P. Didot, Sen. Rue Pont-de-Lodi, MDCCCXXI (1821), ¼ leather with marbled boards, in three volumes. 7? x 4?Volume I: Marbled inner boards with book plate for JNO. E. Nagle, 2 blank pages, Half title, Title page, Advertisement numbered I, Dedicatory Epistle numbered IV ? XXIV, 231 pages vol. I,3 blank end pages. Condition Good, some browning, some foxingVolume II: Marbled inner boards with book plate for JNO. E. Nagle, 2 blank pages, Half title, Title page, 246 pages vol. I,3 blank end pages. Condition Good, some browning, some foxingVolume III: Marbled inner boards with book plate for JNO. E. Nagle, 2 blank pages, Half title, Title, 276 pages vol. I, 2 blank end pages. Condition Good, some browning, some foxing , damage to top of spine

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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. 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' 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.Two of the central figures in the creation of the book were Preston and Lycett; Preston had earlier worked with Absalom West on his famous views of Sydney, while the latter 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. Past historians asserted that Wallis put his name to landscape studies executed by Joseph Lycett for the purpose of publishing this book. However, drawings and watercolours by Wallis that have surfaced in recent times prove that he indeed was the artist.Both Preston and Lycett were pardoned by Macquarie on Wallis' 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' success as commandant of the Newcastle settlement.Butler, Printed images in colonial Australia 1801-1901, pp. 50-59; Ferguson, 842; Wantrup, 217b.

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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's Ships Hecla and Griper, Under the Orders of William Edward Parry, With An Appendix, Containing The Scientific And Other Observations

      Published by John Murray, London First Edition 1821. London 1821. First edition hard back binding in contemporary half dark maroon leather covers, morocco gilt title and author lettering to the spine with five gilt ships between the bands, marble paper covered boards, page edges and end papers. 4to 11'' x 9''. Contains [xxix] [1 leaf] 310 [1 leaf] clxxix [1], without the tipped-in errata slip. 6 engraved maps and charts [4 folding] and 14 plates [including 9 aquatints], folding table, text diagrams. Rubbing to the edges and ends, some foxing and offsetting from plates, damp stain to the inside edge of the title page which has left a light bloom to the bottom margin of the first 30 pages, binding firm and tight. His 1819 voyage through the Parry Channel was probably the most successful in the long quest for the Northwest Passage. In 1827 he attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. He reached 82°45' North latitude, setting the record for human exploration farthest North that stood for nearly five decades before being surpassed at 83°20'26 by Albert Hastings Markham in 1875-1876. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        A Flora of North America, illustrated by coloured figures drawn from nature

      Philadelphia: Vol. I: M. Carey & Sons; Vol. II & III: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1821-1822-1823. 3 volumes, quarto. (10 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches). 106 uncoloured engraved plates (1 folding), from drawings by the author, by Cornelius Tiebout (29), G.B. Ellis (32), F. Kearney (23), J. Boyd (7), J. Drayton (6), C. Goodman (6), Jacob J. Plocher (2), and J.L. Frederick (1). (Plate 63 in vol. II bound as two plates, small rust hole in plate 80 in vol.III, half-titles lacking). Contemporary red morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into unequal compartments by two pairs of fillets, lettered in the second and numbered in the fourth compartments, the others elaborately decorated in gilt (scuffed, hinges weak or splitting). Very rare uncoloured issue of an important American flora, "magnificently illustrated" (DAB) with "Plates [that] are clear, soft and lovely" (Bennett). The work includes the first successful use of stipple- engraving in the United States. This set includes the rare 'To Subscribers' leaf in Volume II. In addition to its significance as a botanical work, Barton's Flora... is also one of the most important early colour plate books entirely produced in the United States. "The plates were made by [among others] Cornelius Tiebout, the first really skilled engraver born in the United States, although he trained in London for two years in the 1790's to perfect his technique" (Reese). This uncoloured issue is particularly interesting as Barton states in the advertisement to the first volume that some of the "plates are printed in colour" - none of the plates in the present volume show any signs of colour and are therefore a variant issue of those used in the coloured version, and not merely plates that were not hand-coloured in this country. These may constitute early experimental issues of the plates - produced before the combination of colour-printing and hand-colouring was arrived at. The text gives details of each species, its Latin binomial, common name, and class and order according to the Linnaean system, followed by interesting information about the history of the discovery of the species and details about its geographical range. Barton, the nephew of Benjamin Smith Barton, was appointed a naval surgeon in 1809 and remained on the Navy's list throughout his life (he was buried with full military honours in Philadelphia in 1856). "In 1815 Barton was chosen professor of botany at the University of Pennsylvania, charming many with his light-hearted herborizing trips along the Schuykill and his lectures which were, contrary to bookish times, demonstrated in his well-stocked conservatory" (DAB). His botanical publications, which appeared over a relatively short span of nine years, began with his Flora Philadelphicae prodromus (1815) and culminated with the present work (1820-24) and his Vegetable materia medica of the United States (1817-19). BM(NH) I, p.105; Bennett p. 9 (incorrect plate count); Dunthorne 26; Nissen BBI 84; MacPhail Benjamin Smith Barton and William Crillon Barton 19; Meisel III, p.385; Pritzel 446; Reese Stamped with a National Character 11; Sabin 3858; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 236.

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        A FLORA OF NORTH AMERICA. ILLUSTRATED BY COLOURED FIGURES, DRAWN FROM NATURE

      Philadelphia: Vol. I: M. Carey & Sons; Vol. II & III: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1821/1822/1823.. Three volumes. "To Subscribers" leaf in Vol. II. 106 engraved plates (two folding), from drawings by the author, by Cornelius Tiebout (29), G.B. Ellis (32), F. Kearney (23), J. Boyd (7), J. Drayton (6), C. Goodman (6), Jacob J. Plocher (2), and J.L. Frederick (1). Half title in each volume. Quarto. Contemporary red half morocco over green/blue paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into five compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments. Plate 80 in second volume with contemporary replacement of inner margin. Very good. Provenance: Owen Mason (of Rhode Island, 1796-1873, ownership inscriptions dated 1841 noting a purchase price of $8.00). An important American flora, "magnificently illustrated" (DAB) with "Plates [that] are clear, soft and lovely" (Bennett). The work, found here in its rare uncolored state, includes the first successful use of stipple- engraving in the United States. "The plates were made by [amongst others] Cornelius Tiebout, the first really skilled engraver born in the United States, although he trained in London for two years in the 1790s to perfect his technique" - Reese. The text gives details of each species, its Latin binomial, common name, and class and order according to the Linnean system, followed by interesting information about the history of the discovery of the species and details about its geographical range. The present set is particularly desirable, as it includes the rare "To Subscribers" leaf occasionally found in the second volume, here bound between pages 42 and 43. It was issued as a pair to pages 41/42, but it is not included in the pagination and was designed to be discarded. Like many other works of its day, Barton's book was originally issued in parts, with the first parts appearing in 1820 and the final ones in 1824, hence the dates given above. This set is notable for having the plates uncolored. Barton states in the advertisement to the first volume that some of the "plates are printed in color, and are afterwards colored by hand. It is confidently believed by the author, that they will be found the most successful attempts at imitation by sound engraving, of the French style, yet made in this country." He goes on to note that the method of color printing was the result of "repeated experiments" owing "to the impossibility of obtaining information as to the manner of colouring abroad." The present copy would belie Barton's assertion, as none of the plates are colored. MacPhail also contradicts Barton's claim, noting that a copy at the Sterling Morton Library at the Morton Arboretum contains "no evidence of color printing at all in any of the plates. BM (NH) I, p.105. BENNETT, p.9 (incorrect plate count). DUNTHORNE 26. NISSEN (BBI) 84. MacPHAIL, BENJAMIN SMITH BARTON AND WILLIAM CRILLON BARTON 19. MEISEL III, p.385. PRITZEL 446. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 11. SABIN 3858. STAFLEU & COWAN TL2 236.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Von der Anwendung des Löthrohrs in der Chemie und Mineralogie. Übersetzt von Heinrich Rose

      Nürnberg, Schrag 1821. 22 cm. 16, 311, (1) Seiten mit 4 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Engelmann, Mechan. 34 - Ferchl 42 - Poggendorff vergleiche I, 173 - Bugge vergleiche I, 428 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. "Unter Zugrundelegung der bedeutsamen Fortschritte, welche die Verwendung des Lötrohrs durch Johann Gottlieb Gahn in Stockholm gemacht hatte, schafft Johann Jacob Berzelius ... die Grundlage der heutigen Lötrohranalyse" (Darmstädter, Handbuch, zur Erstausgabe 1820). Das Werk wurde von seinem deutschen Schüler Rose übersetzt [Om blasrörets Användande i kemien och mineralogien]. Leicht berieben und nachgedunkelt, Blattränder schwach gebräunt -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Picturesque Tour of the Seine, From Paris to the Sea

      London: R. Ackermann, 1821 [plates watermarked 1820]. Folio. (16 3/4 x 13 inches). Hand-colored vignette title and tailpiece. Hand-coloured map and 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates by D. Havell after A. Pugin and J. Glendall. Uncut. Original publisher's wrappers bound in. Later half green morocco over green cloth covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third. First edition of one of the greatest 19th century English colour plate books illustrating the scenery along the Seine: one of 50 large-paper copies. "The River Seine is well known to form a distinguished feature in the Tour of France, as it winds through and adorns the important province of Normandy, and is the great commercial Channel of the Metropolis of that Kingdom. This River reflects, in its earlier stream, the most striking views of metropolitan grandeur; and, as it proceeds, Nature has been most lavish in beautiful pictures on its banks, and presents, in its course, a succession of objects, whose landscape enrichments are connected with antiquarian circumstances perculiarly interesting to the English Traveller" (prospectus on verso of the wrappers). The work was issued by Ackermann in six parts, each containing four plates, between January and June 1821. Seven hundred and fifty copies were printed on regular paper, at 14s per part, and fifty large-paper copies (like the present), "taken on Atlas Paper" at 21s per part. "Large-paper copies have remarkably brilliant impressions of the plates and are greatly superior to small-paper copies" (Tooley). Abbey, Travel 90; Tooley 445; Bobins, Exotic and the Beautiful II:548.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        LETTERS TO MR. MALTHUS, ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY;

      1821. Paperback. Very Good. SAY, Jean Baptiste. LETTERS TO MR. MALTHUS, ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY; PARTICULARLY ON THE CAUSES OF THE GENERAL STAGNATION OF COMMERCE. THE PAMPHLETEER, VOL. XVII, PAM. NO. XXXIV. London; "Translated for the Pamphleteer exclusively," 1821. [2] + pp. [291] - 345 + [1] blank. 8vo., sewn printed wrappers, paper spine, front cover bearing title and publication data, inside front cover being an advertisement for the pamphlet and announcing the publication elsewhere of the new edition of Malthus' Principles of Political Economy. The rear cover is blank. There is minor creasing to the bottom corner, and there is occasional neat graphite pencil underlining and margin markings/notes, on only a few pages. Very good overall. All five of Say's letters are included; the translator is not named, but is likely John Richter. See Kress C776 for the (subsequent?) book version, published the same year. Rare.

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        The Tour of Doctor Prosody In Search of Antique and Picturesque, Through Scotland, The Hebrides, The Orkney and Shetland Isles; Illustrated by Twenty Humourous Plates.

      London, Matthew Iley 1821 - Hardcover. Half leather with gilt spine and marble boards and end papers, the binding is signed on spine: Hering, some wear at hinges and lower spine;; 1st Edition. 8vo. Illustrated with twenty hand-colored aquatint plates drawn and engraved by C. Williams. with their protective silk papers in unusual good condition with exceptional fresh colours; 251 pages.inside very good, a few pages only are very lightly browned; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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