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        Neue Alpina. Eine Schrift der Schweizerischen Naturgeschichte, Alpen- und Landwirtschaft gewiedmet. Erster und zweiter Band.

      Winterthur: Steinerische Buchhandlung, 1821 - 1827. Originalausgabe 530, 450 S., 5 Taf. Hardcover 2 Bände. Halbleder der Zeit. 5 Tafeln (komplett). Ehem. Bibliotheksex. mit Stempel innen. Einbände bestoßen, Buchrücken von Bd. 2 lädiert. Seiten nachgedunkelt und stellenweise leicht braunfleckig. Ansonsten nur leichte Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren, dem Alter entsprechend guter Zustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bookfarm]
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        A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, Containing a Description of the most Romantic Scenery of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire, with Accounts of Antient and Modern Manners and Customs, and Elucidations of the History and Antiquities of that Part of the Country, etc. etc. Illustrated with forty-eight Coloured Views drawn during a Two Year Residence among the Lakes.

      London: R. Ackermann, 1821 - Large quarto (350 x 278 mm). Recent blue crushed morocco by Bayntun (Riviere), raised bands to spine, compartments richly gilt with floral sprays, second and fourth lettered in gilt, rolled floral border gilt to covers within twin gilt fillets either side, beaded role gilt to board-edges, broad turn-ins gilt with floral and fillet rolls, top edge gilt, other untrimmed, marbled endpaapers. Light foxing to preface and contents leaves, otherwise a few trivial spots or marks, faint crease across upper outer corners from half-title to sig. C2, the images never affected. An excellent copy with bright and attractive plates. 48 hand-coloured aquatint plates, similar vignette to the title page. First edition, with the plates watermarked 1818 and 1820 the text 1818, possibly one of 100 large-paper copies (similar to Abbey's copy measuring 14 by 11 ½ inches), from a total print-run of 850. "The book came out in twelve monthly parts the final price being £3 13s 6d and £6 6s [large paper]" (Hardie). Ackermann's intention was to combine the "most striking features of the various kinds of scenery of the lakes, executed by able artists in a style worthy of the subject" with "a description of all that is interesting and remarkable in the nature and appearance of the country combining a judicious selection from the labours of former writers with much new and original information" (publisher's introduction). Of the plates 35 are after Fielding, 12 after James Walton, his brother-in-law, and one after Westall. Fielding was "teacher of drawing and perspective at the East India Company's military college at Addiscombe" (ODNB) An appealing copy of an increasingly hard-to-find book. Abbey, Scenery 192; Tooley 219; Prideaux 336. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An inquiry into the means which have been taken to preserve the British Navy, from the earliest period to the present time, particularly from that species of decay, now denominated dry-rot.

      London: printed and sold by Winchester and Varnham. 1821. 4to., xv + (1) + viii + 164pp., including the subscribers' list and errata, contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, sometime carefully rebacked, spine gilt and labelled. A very good copy sometime in the library of the United Services Institution> (label on upper pastedown). First edition. John Knowles (1781-1841), naval surveyor and biographer, was himself the son of a Deptford shipwright. From 1806 he served as chief clerk and secretary to the Committee of Surveyors of His Majesty's Navy at a salary of some £650 p.a. His Inquiry,> here offered, which brought him national recognition and a Fellowship of the Royal Society, was dedicated to Lord Melville, First Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty. It is an exhaustive study of timbers used for Royal Navy ships, their treatment, preservatives and weaknesses. 'To naval and commercial countries, there is no object of greater importance than the preservation of their ships. But to Great Britain in particular ..... this is a subject on which her vital interests depend'. [Preface].

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        OEUVRES DE BOILEAU avec un nouveau commentaire par M. Amar.

      - Paris, Lefèvre, 1821. 15,5x24 cm. Ouvrage en 4 volumes : 422, 448, 487 et 512 pages. Magnifiques reliures en plein maroquin bleu roi non-signées (dans un style très proche des réalisation du relieur Allô). Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés. Titre et tomaison en lettres dorées. Plats ornés de triples encadrements dorés. Magnifiques roulettes intérieures. Tranches dorées. Très nombreuses gravures hors-texte reprises d'éditions antérieures (portraits d'auteurs français et scènes tirées des oeuvres de Boileau). Certaines scènes sont ainsi illustrées par plusieures graveurs différents (tel Chollet, Hillemarcher, Manceau, De Launay Larcher, Morizot, Chereau, Burdet), ou plusieurs états des gravures (avant et après la lettre), lorsque plusieurs illustrateurs avaient choisi de les traiter. Papier frais. Ensemble magnifique et de belle présentation. Envoi de photographies sur demande. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2000 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIQUEUR DOREE STOMACHIQUE

      Paris, 1821, , 4 pages in-4, dérelié, Nouvelle publicité pour cette liqueur, "fournisseur breveté de S.A.R. Madame Duchesse d'Angoulême", préconisé dans les cas de "tempéraments délicats, les maladies de langueur, les convalescence, ainsi que pour les maux de digestion, de coliques, les faiblesses d'estomac, et utile aussi "pendant la grossesse et au moment de l'accouchement". Le fournisseur a établit son dépôt "chez M. Borde, pharmacien, rue Mandar, n°12". Le second feuillet contient des "certificats", autrement dit, des témoignages de médecins célèbres du temps sur les vertus de la liqueur dorée. Déchirures dans les marges et feuillets salis.

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        Balladen von Franz Schubert'. Zeitgenössischer Sammelband mit 6 gestochenen Notenheften im Erstdruck (Goethe und Mayrhofer).

      Quer 4. Halblederband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Deckelschild. In der Entstehungszeit hergestellter Sammelband mit Erstdrucken seiner Goethe-Lieder, wohl aus Schuberts Umfeld, mit drei der sehr seltenen Einzeldrucke seiner ersten Veröffentlichungen, die in Kommission erschienen sind und die einzeln auf dem letzten Blatt signiert sind (fragmentarisch sichtbar).1. Erlkönig Ballade von Göthe, in Musik gesetzt und Seiner Exzellenz dem hochgebohrnen Herrn Herrn Moritz Grafen von Dietrichstein in tiefer Ehrfurcht gewidmet von Franz Schubert. 1tes Werk. Wien in Comission bey Cappi und Diabelli (Anzeige 2. April 1821). Gestochener Titel, 2 S. unbedruckt aneinandergefügt, S. 4-15. VN 766. D 328 Deutsch, Goethe-Lieder 1b. Titel mit handschriftlichem Namenszug "Bernardine Stawinsky", Frau? des Regisseurs und Schauspielers Karl Stawinsky (1794-1866), der in Breslau um 1822 Kasperl in 'Aline' von Bäuerle gespielt und den Schober portraitiert hat. 2. Gretchen am Spinnrade aus Göthe's 'Faust' ... Moritz Reichgrafen von Fries ... gewidmet. 2tes Werk. VN 767. 11 S. Letztes Blatt unten mit beschnittenem handschriftlichen Kontrollvermerk "Sch 285". Deutsch 2b. 3. Schäfers Klagelied. Heideröslein. Jägers Abendlied. Meeres Stille von Goethe. Ignaz Edlen von Mosel ... gewidmet. 3tes Werk. VN 768. 11 S. Deutsch 3a. 4. Der Wanderer von Schmidt v: Lübeck. - Morgenlied von Werner. - Wandrers Nachtlied von Goethe für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Piano-Forte, in Musik gesetzt, und Sr. Excellenz dem hochgebornen und hochwürdigsten Herrn Herrn Johann Ladislav Pyrker v. Felsö-Eör ... gewidmet ... 4tes Werk. Wien, in Comission bey Cappi und Diabelli (Anzeige 29. Mai 1821). Gestochener Titel, VN 773. 11 S. Auf der letzten Seite rechts unten in brauner Tinte paraphiert "Sch", fragemtarisch sichtbar. 1. Ausgabe. D 489 685 224 Deutsch, Goethe-Lieder 4a. Neuere Forschung schreibt die Paraphe Ignaz Sonnleithner zu. Wohl eines von 100 Exemplaren der 1. Platte. 5. Rastlose Liebe, Nähe des Geliebten, Der Fischer, Erster Verlust, und Der König in Thule. Gedichte von Goethe... dem Wohlgeborenen Herrn Anton Salieri k.k. ersten Hofkapellmeister .... gewidmet. 5tes Werk. 11 S. VN 789. Deutsch 5a. Auf der letzten Seite rechts unten in brauner Tinte paraphiert "Sch", fragmetarisch sichtbar. 6. Memnon, Antigone und Oedip, von J. Mayrhofer und Am Grabe Anselmo's, von Claudius. Für eine Singstimme, mit Begleitung des Piano-Forte ... und dem Wohlgebohrnen Herrn Michael Vogel ... gewidmet. 6tes Werk. 11 S. VN 790. Die Reihenfolge der Drucke handschriftlich auf dem Deckel wiedergegeben. Etwas fleckig, mit Griffspuren, wenige kleine alte Einrisse. Alle ohne Plattennummern auf den Notenseiten. Verlagsangaben alle noch ohne den Zusatz 'Eigenthum der Verleger'.

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        GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN. - Partenkirchen., "In Partenkirch". Blick über den Floriansplatz mit dem Brunnen, im Hintergrund das Wettersteinmassiv. Am Brunnen drei Mädchen und ein Pferdeknecht, der zwei Pferde tränkt.

      Kol. Lithographie von Carl Friedrich Heinzmann bei Jos. Sidler, München, 1821, 30,5 x 38,5 cm. Dreyer 49a Winkler 315, 27 Lentner 16099: "Sehr seltenes dekoratives Blatt". - Mit dreifacher Linienumrandung. Sehr breitrandig und gut erhalten. Aufwendig gerahmt. BAYERN, Inkunabel, Oberbayern

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        LIFE IN LONDON; OR, THE DAY AND NIGHT SCENES OF JERRY HAWTHORN, ESQ. AND HIS ELEGANT FRIEND, CORINTHIAN TOM,

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1821. Contains 36 charming hand-colored plates including detailed frontispiece; three folded leaves (6 pages) of music. Numerous original wood-engraved vignettes. A SPLENDID PRODUCTION merging binding with color illustration, woodcuts, and nice typography. Very clean and bright copy with only a hint of mirror imaging with a couple plates and some browning to pp. 118 & 119 from the music pages.FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue: Cohn 262; Abbey, Life 281; Prideaux p. 307, 10, 35; Tooley 196.

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        The United States from Worcester's Modern Atlas

      Boston: Cummings & Hilliard, 1821. Unbound. Very good. Approximately 18.5" x 11.5" including margins. A very nice folding map with a strong, clear image. Hand-colored borders. Tiny near-invisible thin near Montreal and minuscule pinhole near Vevay, Indiana. Bottom margin is a little narrow. This is one of the first maps to show Missouri as a state; with land to the west and north labelled "Part of Louisiana or Missouri Territory". The only Missouri cities showing are Cape Girardeau, Franklin, Herculaneum, Jefferson [City], N[ew] Madrid, Potosi, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, and St. Louis. Fort Clarke (also known as Fort Clark and Fort Osage) is located at the site of present-day Sibley. The Missouri "Lead Mines" are located between the Bonhomme River [Creek] and Maramec [Meramec] River. An area near New Madrid is labeled "Earthquake". The Arkansas Territory stretches west through most of present-day Oklahoma, and Little Rock is the western-most labeled U.S. city on the map. The North West Territory is labeled and extends from the northern Illinois border through what is now Wisconsin and Minnesota. Galvezton [Galveston] and San Antonio are shown in Texas which was then still an integral part of Mexico. The map is filled with tribal locations, settlements, and forts. The Appalachian mountain range is shown as are a series of solid lines which may be related to watersheds or geological formations (which are shown on a much more common geological map by the same publisher). Quite scarce. As of 2017, no institutional holdings listed at OCLC, no auction records at the Rare Book Hub, and none for sale in trade.

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        PAMELA; OU, LA VERTU RÉCOMPENSÉE

      Paris: De l'imprimerie de Plassan, 1821-22. n. This is an early 19th century French edition of Richardson's first major work, offered here in a well-preserved unusual contemporary binding and with intriguing provenance. Samuel Richardson (1679-1761) was a printer who loved to write letters and who, at the age of 50, began writing novels using the epistolary form. His major works are important stepping stones toward the modern novel. Day says that "Pamela is the first great character creation of English prose fiction. As much as we may dislike her prudential morality, we must recognize here a complete human being." The work initially appeared in French in 1741, shortly after its original printing in English. The unusual binding is typical of the fine work produced by Joseph Thouvenin (1779-1834), the eldest of three bookbinder brothers. Ramsden describes Thouvenin as one of the three great French binders of the Empire and Restoration periods (Simier and Purgold are the others), and the Walters Art Gallery catalogue says that "in his heyday, . . . he was the giant among Paris bookbinders." Deriving its name from the use of design motifs taken from gothic architecture, the so-called "Cathedral Binding" (or "Cathedral-Style Binding") was fashionable in England and France for about three decades, beginning ca. 1810. In France--as here--the design was usually blocked, while in England it was typically accomplished with gilt tooling. Thouvenin is sometimes credited with popularizing the style. The provenance of our copy is distinguished: it was apparently in the library of the family of the duc de Coigny (1737-1814), who was Maréchal and Peer of France. Although the duke himself was not alive to read this edition, it likely was part of his descendants' library, remaining on its shelf until purchased by a collector at the sale of family books nearly a century later.. 212 x 133 mm. (8 3/8 x 5 1/4"). Two volumes. Very attractive quarter calf blindstamped in "cathedral" style over marbled boards by Thouvenin (stamp-signed in gilt at foot of spine), corners tipped with green vellum, spine blindstamped with a design of gothic-arched windows, gilt titling, marbled endpapers and edges. Half title with ink inscription in French stating that this book was purchased at the sale of the library of the Duc de Coigny at Chateau de Franquetot on 24 April [19]12. Occasional insignificant smudges or spots of foxing, the paper a little on the inexpensive side, otherwise an appealing copy with virtually no signs of use. This is an early 19th century French edition of Richardson's first major work, offered here in a well-preserved unusual contemporary binding and with intriguing provenance. Samuel Richardson (1679-1761) was a printer who loved to write letters and who, at the age of 50, began writing novels using the epistolary form. His major works are important stepping stones toward the modern novel. Day says that "Pamela is the first great character creation of English prose fiction. As much as we may dislike her prudential morality, we must recognize here a complete human being." The work initially appeared in French in 1741, shortly after its original printing in English. The unusual binding is typical of the fine work produced by Joseph Thouvenin (1779-1834), the eldest of three bookbinder brothers. Ramsden describes Thouvenin as one of the three great French binders of the Empire and Restoration periods (Simier and Purgold are the others), and the Walters Art Gallery catalogue says that "in his heyday, . . . he was the giant among Paris bookbinders." Deriving its name from the use of design motifs taken from gothic architecture, the so-called "Cathedral Binding" (or "Cathedral-Style Binding") was fashionable in England and France for about three decades, beginning ca. 1810. In France--as here--the design was usually blocked, while in England it was typically accomplished with gilt tooling. Thouvenin is sometimes credited with popularizing the style. The provenance of our copy is distinguished: it was apparently in the library of the family of the duc de Coigny (1737-1814), who was Maréchal and Peer of France. Although the duke himself was not alive to read this edition, it likely was part of his descendants' library, remaining on its shelf until purchased by a collector at the sale of family books nearly a century later.

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        Le tre porte del battistero di San Giovanni di Firenze. Incise ed illustrate.

      Firenze, Bardi 1821. - 2°. Tit., 8, 12, 8 S., 46 Kupfertaf. gest. v. Gio. Paolo Lasinio. Ldr. d. Zt. Rü. restaur. Anfangs mit durchgeh. Braunfleck. Die Taf. nahezu fleckenfrei. Graesse IV, 114; Thieme-B. XXII, 404 - Komplette Ausgabe. Detailreiches Tafelwerk über die drei berühmten vergoldeten Bronzetore des Baptisteriums San Giovanni in Florenz. Sie entstanden innerhalb eines Zeitraumes von rund 120 Jahren. Das erste Tor (1330) wurde von Andrea Pisano gestaltet. Das zweite und dritte Tor stammt von Lorenzo Ghiberti. Zweispaltiger Text in französ. u. italien. Sprache. Die Taf. gest. in Linienmanier von Giovanni Paolo Lasinio (1789-1855). Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scientific Amusements in Philosophy and Mathematics: Including Arithmetic, Acoustics, Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, Pneumatics, Together With Amusing Secrets in Various Branches of Science...

      London: A.K. Newman and Co. Simpkin and Marshall and others. Cover rubbed. Lower part of outer spine missing. Scattered browning to prelims. Contents firm. 1821. First Edition. Brown board cover. 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). xii, 276pp. '... The whole calculated to form an agreeable and improving exercise for the mind.'. .

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        Report of the Trial of Peter Heaman and Francois Gautiez or Gautier, for the Crimes of Piracy and Murder,

      1821 - Before the High Court of Admiralty. First edition. 8vo. Cloth backed marbled boards, slightly shelfworn, paper label to spine, some occasional, minor foxing. 183, [blank] pp. Edinburgh, Charles Guthrie, A very good copy of what proved to be the last Scottish pirate trial. Peter Heaman and Francois Gautiez were placed on trial for having stolen the brig Jane of Gibraltar which was sailing toward Bahia with in excess of $38,000 of silver. Heaman served as mate onboard and Gautiez as a cook. Not far out from the Canary Islands, the two men murdered the captain, Thomas Johnson, and seized the ship. They committed a further murder, of seaman James Paterson, in the act of taking the ship. They sailed north to the Isle of Lewis where, having removed its cargo, they sank the ship. They were apprehended shortly thereafter. This account of the trial includes a list of witnesses, nearly 90 pages of their accounts (including Heaman and Gautiez), the closing arguments of the prosecutor and defendant's lawyer, plus the verdict and sentence. An edition was printed in Leith the same year. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité de chimie élémentaire, théorique et pratique

      Paris, Crochard, 1821, in-8, XVIII-741 + XVI-758 + XIV-788 + XII-450 pp, 4 tableaux et 34 pl, demi-basane olive de l'époque, dos lisses et filetés, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise, plats de papier oeil de chat, tranches citron, 34 planches, dont une 7bis et une dépliante, gravées sur cuivre, reliées à la fin du tome IV, figurant des instruments et des expériences de chimie. Troisième édition revue et corrigée. La première est de 1813-1814. Cet ouvrage qui fut édité 6 fois resta pendant très longtemps le guide de tous les étudiants en chimie. Et, aujourd'hui, on le considère toujours comme le meilleur témoignage des connaissances chimiques de l'époque. On trouve à la fin du dernier volume une très intéressante partie intitulée : "Description par ordre alphabétique des Ustensiles et en général de tous les Agens mécaniques que l'on doit se procurer dans un laboratoire de chimie, accompagnée de leurs usages et de la manière de s'en servir". Cette partie est en fait l'explication des planches qui suivent. Ex-libris manuscrits : Chabry. Planche dépliante (n° VII) découpée dans la marge extérieure, avec atteinte à la gravure. Cole n° 1265.

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        A Natural History of the Crinoidea, Lily-Shaped Animals; with observations on the Genera, Asteria, Euryale, Comatula & Marsupites

      Bristol: For the author by C. Frost, 1821. viii, (2), 150, (1), 50 lithographed plates by the author, tinted by hand. . HB. 4to, later cloth, gt, edges uncut; 4 cm tear to margin of leaf 101-102; very occasional minor foxing. Vg.. Privately published by subscription (there are 127 names on the Subscribers List, some of whom are indicated as having placed a subscription for more than one copy). The author states in the preface, '..applying the slender talent of drawing I possessed, to executing myself the necessary illustrations in a series of Lithographical Plates, as the only mode in which a private individual could bring forward such an undertaking...'.

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        LIFE IN LONDON; OR, THE DAY AND NIGHT SCENES OF JERRY HAWTHORN, ESQ. AND HIS ELEGANT FRIEND, CORINTHIAN TOM, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metrololis

      Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London 1821 - Contains 36 charming hand-colored plates including detailed frontispiece; three folded leaves (6 pages) of music. Numerous original wood-engraved vignettes. A SPLENDID PRODUCTION merging binding with color illustration, woodcuts, and nice typography. Very clean and bright copy with only a hint of mirror imaging with a couple plates and some browning to pp. 118 & 119 from the music pages. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue: Cohn 262; Abbey, Life 281; Prideaux p. 307, 10, 35; Tooley 196. Fine full red morocco by Bayntun with raised bands, gilt tooled spine and covers; all page edges gilt, marbled endpapers; housed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works.

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., , 1821. The Poetical Works. In Ten Volumes. 10 volumes, octavo (210 x 130). Contemporary green straight-grain morocco, broad blind and gilt floral rolls to covers, raised bands to spine, ornamental gilt stamp to alternate spine compartments, gilt titles to spine, gilt edges, brown coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Fry after Raeburn, vignette title page to each volume. Gently worn and bumped edges, occasional nicks and marks to covers. An excellent set with spacious margins. Second collected edition of Scott's poetical works. A handsomely bound library set.

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        Crata Repoa ou initiations aux anciens mystères des Prêtres d'Egypte; traduit de l'Allemand, et publié par le F:. Ant. Bailleul.

      Paris, chez Ant. Bailleul, Renard et Delaunay, 5821-(1821), in 8°, de 114pp., demi-percal. noire époque, étiquette au premier plat, coins lèg. usés, qq. rousseurs. Première édition française très rare parue pour la 1ere fois en 1770 en Allemagne. Le faux-titre porte: Recueil de pièces relatives aux Anciens Mystères et à la maç.: moderne en Amérique, en Allemagne et en France.¶ Fesch col.796: "Ragon, dans son Rituel du Grade de Maître emprunte à cet ouvrage l'Initiation Egyptienne en 7 grades, accompagné de cette note: "Extraite du Crata Repoa ... C'était un gros manuscrit allemand du F:. Koppen, avec les mots en Français dans les interlignes, acheté par le F:. Ant. Bailleul, qui en confia, en mai 1821, la rédaction au F:. Ragon qui arrivait d'Amérique... le F:. Ragon y ajouta 4 morceaux inédits: un fragment du Guide des Francs-Maçons, traduit par lui, d'un ouvrage publié aux Etats-Unis en 1816; et de trois discours du F:. Desetangs..." - Caillet n°5816 "Crata Repoa était une société antique et mystérieuse qui avait son siège à Thèbes..." - Dorbon n°186 (classé au nom de Bailleul) "Ce recueil, à cause de la diversité de ses matières, est tantôt attribué à Ragon, tantôt à Koepen...".

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        A bibliographical antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany. Three volumes (complete), London 1821.

      The first and best edition, each volume ca. 500-600 pages. With 83 engraved plates, 64 other illustrations on India paper mounted in the text and many textual illustrations. Bound in half Morocco, but all hinges broken, one backstrip missing. Uncut. Text and plates complete and in good quality. The set needs rebinding.

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        Praktische Anleitung zum Branntweinbrennen nebst Beschreibung meines Brenn-Apparates.

      

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        Principes pour monter et dresser les chevaux de guerre, formant le 3e volume de l'ouvrage de M. le baron de Bohan, intitulé: Examen critique du militaire Francais. Paris, 1821.

      15+334 pag., half leather. Illustrated with 6 folding plates with horses.

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        Sam Syntax's Description of the Cries of London as They Are Daily Exhibited in the Streets

      Harris & Son, London 1821 - Second edition (first printed 1820). Hand-colored woodcut frontispiece and 16 hand-colored woodcut illustrations. [1], 17 leaves. Single illustration on each leaf above two four-line verses, printed on one side only with printed sides facing each other. 8vo. Rare, with 16 Hand-Colored Plates. Rare in any condition. OCLC records only 3 copies of this second edition, and only three of the first. Moon 766; cf. Osborne Collection, p. 630 Original printed wrappers, spine repaired, covers a bit worn and soiled, slight internal foxing--still a remarkably well preserved example of this title. In a custom quarter morocco clamshell box Hand-colored woodcut frontispiece and 16 hand-colored woodcut illustrations. [1], 17 leaves. Single illustration on each leaf above two four-line verses, printed on one side only with printed sides facing each other. 8vo

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        CARTA DELLA DIOCESI DI MILANO DIVISA IN REGIONI E PIEVI

      1821. Carta geografica della Diocesi di Milano. Nell'angolo in alto a sinistra decorativo cartiglio in cui è iscritto il titolo. In basso, sempre sulla sinistra "Spiegazione de Segni" e subito sotto particolare geografico del Distretto Svizzero Diocesano. In calce legenda delle Regioni e Pievi. Ottima conservazione. Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 3175

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        A Natural History of the Crinoidea, Lily-Shaped Animals; with observations on the Genera, Asteria, Euryale, Comatula & Marsupites

      For the author by C. Frost, Bristol 1821 - viii, (2), 150, (1), 50 lithographed plates by the author, tinted by hand. 4to. HB. Later cloth, edges uncut. Vg. Privately published by subscription (there are 127 names on the Subscribers List, some of whom are indicated as having placed a subscription for more than one copy). The author states in the preface, '.applying the slender talent of drawing I possessed, to executing myself the necessary illustrations in a series of Lithographical Plates, as the only mode in which a private individual could bring forward such an undertaking.'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Armà nie et en Perse, fait dans les annà es 1805 et 1806 . Suivie d'une notice sur le Ghilan et le Mzenderian, Par M. le Colonel Trezel.

      - Paris, PÃ licier et Nepveu, 1821. 8vo. Contemporary French black polished calf-backed marbled boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, sprinkled edges; pp. [4] xii, 506, [2], with frontispiece and nine plates in charcoal lithography, all tissue guards preserved, large folding engraved map (c. 94 x 42 cm); apart from light wear to extremities and occasional negligible spotting, a clean and fresh copy, unopened since binding prior to collating. First edition. This is a detailed travelogue with much focus on the military strength, road infrastructure and economic resources of the region between Istanbul and Tehran, ranging from the Nothern Caucasus, south to Mossul and Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, written by Napoleon's personal interpreter of Arabic from 1799 onwards. Jaubert had been dispatched by the French government to broker an alliance with Fa'th Ali Shah, in order to assess the feasibility of an assault on British India. Jaubert and his companions, however, were captured by the Persian authorities and incarcerated fora month, until after the Shah's death, they were freed and continued travelling via Kurdistan, Van, Khoy, Tabriz, Ardabil, Soltaniyeh and Qazvin to Teheran. They returned overland to Istanbul. A number of remote places are here described for the first time by a European. Atabey 613; Weber 102; Wilson p. 109; not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Natural History of the Crinoidea, or Lily-shaped Animals; with Observations on the Genera, Asteria, Euryale, Comatula & Marsupties, illustrated with fifty coloured plates.

      Bristol : C. Frost, 1821. VIII, 150 S., 50 Taf. Hardcover Seltene Originalausgabe, kein Reprint. Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 50 lithographische Tafeln. Einband beschabt und leicht bestoßen. Bindung fest. Seiten nachgedunkelt und stellenweise leicht gilbfleckig. Text und Tafeln sauber. GUTER, gepflegter Zustand. -- Rare original edition, no reprint. Half-leather binding. 50 lithographical plates. Book cover rubbed and slightly bumped. Binding tight. Pages darkened and slightly foxed. Text and plates clean. GOOD and clean condition. petrominera_alt Q-012 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Crinoidea History 19th century.

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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

      John Murray publisher to the Admiralty and Board of Longitude, London 1821 - First Edition. (xl), 310, (2), (clxl), (2); 20 engraved plates including six maps and charts, some light and scattered spotting; small and innocuous library ink stamp to verso of titlepage. Bound in modern half tan calf over marbled boards, gilt decoration and lettering to the spine including maroon labels. New yellow endpapers. A handsome copy. Come with an incomplete version of Parry's "Journal of a Third Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1826", which is uniformly bound with 10 engraved maps and plates, including two folding. This copy, however, lacking the frontispiece, titlepage and all before page (vii), light offsetting to text. Parry's 1819 voyage, which had taken him through the Parry Channel and three quarters of the way across the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, was probably the single most productive voyage in the quest for the Northwest Passage. 1819 was unusually ice-free and no ship was able to travel so far west until Edward Belcher's expedition in 1850. A narrative of the expedition, entitled Journal of a Voyage For the Discovery of a North-west Passage, appeared in 1821, the publisher John Murray paying 1,000 guineas for it. Upon his return Lieutenant Parry received promotion to the rank of commander and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Views in Greece

      London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821 - Thirty Magnificent Hand Colored Aquatint PlatesOne of a Few Copies with the Plates Mounted on CardDODWELL, Edward. Views in Greece, From Drawings by Edward Dodwell, Esq. F.S.A. & c., London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. First edition. Large folio (20 7/8 x 14 1/2 inches; 530 x 368 mm.). [vi], [60] pp. Thirty hand colored aquatint plates. One of a very few copies with each mounted on card with printed captions on verso. Text printed in English and French.Title with aquatint vignette, list of plates, introduction and 30 hand-colored aquatint plates by R. Havell, T. Fielding, F.C. Lewis and others after Dodwell and Pomardi, on guards, all mounted on card in imitation of drawings, mounts tinted in gray on upper surface, complete with the original printed 'prospectus' bound-in before the title-page and all of the printed title-slips on the back of the mounts (five with the title trimmed-off). Some leaves of text with mainly marginal foxing and or offsetting. The plates bright and fresh.The most desirable issue of one of the most spectacular aquatint travel books of its era.Bound by Thouvenin Jéune (stamp -signed in gilt at foot of spine). Full contemporary tan calf, decoratively paneled in gilt and blind with floral and greek-key roll-tooling. Spine with six shallow raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers. Expertly re-backed with the original spine laid-down, reinforced inner cloth hinges. A near fine example.A cornerstone of any collection of Greek topography. Standard format on thick paper. The work was issued in six parts from 1819 to 1821; most copies were issued in this format although a few copies were mounted on card in portfolios (Abbey and Gennadius Library copies). The plates in this work had been intended to illustrate Dodwell's Tour of Greece, 1819, but the cost of production proved too much and a selection of 30 plates were separately published under this title. Edward Dodwell, (1776/7-1832, traveler and archaeologist, was born in West Molesey, Surrey. In April 1801 he arrived at Trieste to embark on his first tour of Greece; his 'intention was to visit Greece, to explore its antiquities, to compare its past with its present state, and to leave nothing unnoticed, which, to the classical reader, can be an object of interest, or a source of delight'. On this journey, he was accompanied by his friend Sir William Gell (1777-1836), who also travelled with Dodwell through Greece in 1805 and 1806. By the end of May1801 they had reached Corfu. In June 1801 Dodwell travelled on to Ithaca, the island of Cephalonia, Patras, and through the provinces of Phocis and Boeotia, to Athens, and then on to the islands of the Greek archipelago, the coast of Troy, and Constantinople. Dodwell's second tour of Greece began on 1 February 1805 when he departed from Messina with his artist, Signor Simone Pomardi. They landed at Zákinthos, and after about a week proceeded on their journey to Mesolóngion, Patras, Galaxidhion, and Ámfissai. Dodwell also visited the ruins at Delphi, Mount Parnassos, Levádhia, Thebes, and by about 26 March 1805 he had proceeded to Athens. At Athens Dodwell was required to make a payment to the disdar, or Turkish governor, for the privilege of making drawings and observations of the Acropolis. Dodwell offered only part payment of the fee, with the promise of full payment on completion of his drawings. The disdar, however, demanded the whole sum, which Dodwell refused: in turn, he was banned from entering the Acropolis. However, on reaching the Acropolis, Dodwell procured his entrance by bribing the guards 'by throwing a few paras amongst them'. Repeatedly visiting the Acropolis by this means, he 'acquired the name of the Frank of many Paras, and for a small expense purchased the civility of the soldiers'. From Athens, Dodwell journeyed out to the Attic Mountains, visiting Aegina, Piraeus, Thessalía, Chaeroneia and Orchome [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fasti di Milano o quadri storici della citt? e della provincia di Milano.

      presso gli editori Boccaccini e Botticelli, 1821. Album oblungo in-folio (cm. 31x42,5), legatura coeva in m. pelle, fregi e titolo in oro al dorso (lievi usure), conservata la brossura originale figurata. Splendida raccolta di 64 tavole in acquatinta, disegnate da Monticelli, Bottigelli, Migliara, Mieg, Calamai, Longhi, Durelli, Cattaneo, Bramati, Pedrazzi, Della Porta e altri considerati artisti di fama rappresentativi del romanticismo pittorico italiano, e incise in rame a seppia da Angeli, Bonatti, Fumagalli, Gallina, Gentili. Ogni tavola ? anticipata da una carta descrittiva. Edizione originale di una raccolta di pregevoli illustrazioni e notizie storiche ?dirette al trionfo della virt? ed all'incremento della gloria nazionale?, qui nell'accezione municipalista [Biblioteca italiana. Milano 1822, XXV, 197]. ?Interestingly, in the original plan the traditional celebration of local history was not restricted to mythological and legendary episodes from Antiquity or even the Middle Ages, but would stretch well into the Modern Era? [Eriksonas-Mueller. Statehood before and beyond ethnicity. Brussels 2005, p.191 con un paragrafo intero dedicato all'opera: An album on the city's history: Fasti di Milano]. Le tavole raccontano la storia milanese dall'arrivo dei Celti nell'Insubria sotto la condotta di Belloveso (leggendario principe gallo che avrebbe fondato Milano) al solenne rito in cui Matteo Visconti restituisce a Monza (vigilia di Natale del 1315) il tesoro impegnato da Napoleone Torriano e da esso recuperato. Cfr. Hoepli 680; Predari 434. Ottimo esemplare.

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        OSTENTATION AND LIBERALITY. A Tale. In Two Volumes. By Arabella Argus, Author of The Juvenile Spectator; The Adventures of a Donkey, &c.

      Vol. I: 216 pages. Illustrated with three hand-coloured engravings. Vol. II: 216 pages. Illustrated with three hand-coloured engravings. Recent quarter red roan gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. First issued in 1820 with plates dated 1821, this is the second issue. We have not seen this title with the plates coloured before. See Darton H35. A particularly attractive example.

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        A PRESENT OF PICTURES for my DEAR CHILD. Sixpence plain; One Shilling coloured.

      [12] leaves [including title], printed on one side only, each bearing two hand-coloured engravings and explanatory text. Original printed wrappers. 85 x 108 mm Wrapper title: A Present for My Dear Child.Little dust-soiled and rubbed; corners a little rounded, affecting the 's' of 'Pictures' on the tile; else very good. Rare. No copy listed on OCLC or Copac.

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        A GENERAL HISTORY OF BIRDS

      Winchester: Jacob and Johnson for the Author, 1821 - 1828. First Edition. Hardcover. Occasional light spotting, mostly marginal, a few faint dampstains, light offsetting from text to plates and vice-versa, generally clean and bright. Sunning to spines with light rubbing. Near Fine, beautiful set. John Latham. Eleven quarto (8-1/2" x 10-3/4") volumes bound in 10 in modern half sheep leather and marbled boards. A comprehensive and systematic study "of every new discovery in ornithology," illustrated with 193 hand-colored copperplate engravings by the author. Latham was the first to describe and name a large number of Australian birds, among them the emu, and was a founding member of the Linnean Society in 1788. Anker 277-278; Nissen 532; Wood 427; Zimmer (pp. 376-377): "A new edition of the author's 'General Synopsis of Birds,' 1781-85 (q.v.), rewritten and enlarged to include the species treated in the two supplements to that work as well as forms discovered since their publication.

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        Svenska Folket vid Elfvom På Berg och i Dalom Les Suédois, Moeurs et Coutumes. Tableaux et Legendes. Die Schweden, Ihre Trachten, Beschäftungen und Volksthümliche Gebräuche in Bild und Wort. The Swedish People, Their Customs and Manners in Pictures and Legends.

      Stockholm: Albert Bonnier. Lithography: Em Baerentzen & Co. . Cloth. Near Fine. Unusually bright, handsome copy of this work of Swedish genre art, with each painting telling a story that epitomizes an aspect of Swedish life and culture at the time. Folio, 38.5 by 26 cm. 17 double paged chromolithographic color plates, with long descriptions of each provided on two folding sheets following the particular plate. The descriptions are in given in Swedish, French, German and English, with a large fold-out page containing three columns given over to a description in one of the languages. Subjects include timber-floating, offerings in a country church, hay-making, a wedding dance, flax-dressing, bear hunting, home weaving, grindstone making, young militia men, a servant's fair, etc. Wallander (1821-1888) was also known for portrait and historical paintings. He spent a substantial part of his career as a member of the Swedish art colony based in the German city, Düsseldorf, but he did end in career back in Stockholm. Light wear to the binding.

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        IRISH MELODIES

      London: Printed for J. Power, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. Second Printing n. The Irishman Moore (1779-1852) achieved in his day a popularity nearly as great as that of Byron, a close personal friend for whom he served as literary executor and who contributed to Moore's success in both direct and indirect ways. The present work was the first to bring Moore fame, and continued to be a source of revenue throughout his career. According to DNB, the series of Irish melodies Moore put together (beginning in 1808) at the behest of publishers William and James Power, "proved astonishingly successful." He wrote "words for characteristic Irish airs arranged by Sir John Stevenson, and Moore's splendid performances were more than enough to recommend the songs to fashionable society." The delightful binding by Riviere is most appropriate to the contents, and would no doubt have pleased Moore, a fervent Irish patriot.. 175 x 108 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 1/4"). xii, 259, [1] pp. Second Printing. CHARMING LATE 19TH CENTURY OLIVE GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, by Riviere, covers with wide gilt frame of shamrocks on a background of tiny dots, flat spine with similar decoration, turn-ins with double-ruled gilt frame and shamrock cornerpieces, moss green watered silk endleaves, leather hinges, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With woodcut title page vignette and tailpieces, and with 10 full-page woodcuts of goddesses, nymphs, and mythical heroes. Spine uniformly faded to hazel brown (as almost always with green morocco), some similar fading around edges of the boards, front joint with just a hint of wear at the very top, isolated mild smudges and a few faint creases internally, other trivial imperfections, but a very pretty copy in excellent condition, the binding entirely solid and scarcely worn, and the text generally quite clean and entirely fresh. The Irishman Moore (1779-1852) achieved in his day a popularity nearly as great as that of Byron, a close personal friend for whom he served as literary executor and who contributed to Moore's success in both direct and indirect ways. The present work was the first to bring Moore fame, and continued to be a source of revenue throughout his career. According to DNB, the series of Irish melodies Moore put together (beginning in 1808) at the behest of publishers William and James Power, "proved astonishingly successful." He wrote "words for characteristic Irish airs arranged by Sir John Stevenson, and Moore's splendid performances were more than enough to recommend the songs to fashionable society." The delightful binding by Riviere is most appropriate to the contents, and would no doubt have pleased Moore, a fervent Irish patriot.

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        Irish melodies ... with an appendix, containing the original advertisements, and prefatory letter on music

      London: J. Power and Longman, Hurst [et al.], 1821. First separate edition, small 8vo, pp. xii, 259; a number of line drawings in the text; bound with: [MacDonald, William Russell], The Dublin Mail; or, Intercepted Correspondence. To which is added, a Packet of Poems..., London: J. Johnston, 1821, small 8vo, pp. 136; together, 2 volumes in 1, contemporary full olive straight-grain morocco, blindstamped borders on covers enclosing a double gilt-ruled panel with a gilt lyre central and surrounded by laurel, gilt lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine, a.e.g., chocolate brown coated endpapers; a nice copy.

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        The United States from Worcester's Modern Atlas

      Boston: Cummings & Hilliard, 1821. Unbound. Very good. Approximately 18.5" x 11.5" including margins. A very nice folding map with a strong, clear image. Hand-colored borders. Tiny near-invisible thin near Montreal and minuscule pinhole near Vevay, Indiana. Bottom margin is a little narrow. This is one of the first maps to show Missouri as a state; with land to the west and north labelled "Part of Louisiana or Missouri Territory". The only Missouri cities showing are Cape Girardeau, Franklin, Herculaneum, Jefferson [City], N[ew] Madrid, Potosi, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, and St. Louis. Fort Clarke (also known as Fort Clark and Fort Osage) is located at the site of present-day Sibley. The Missouri "Lead Mines" are located between the Bonhomme River [Creek] and Maramec [Meramec] River. An area near New Madrid is labeled "Earthquake". The Arkansas Territory stretches west through most of present-day Oklahoma, and Little Rock is the western-most labeled U.S. city on the map. The North West Territory is labeled and extends from the northern Illinois border through what is now Wisconsin and Minnesota. Galvezton [Galveston] and San Antonio are shown in Texas which was then still an integral part of Mexico. The map is filled with tribal locations, settlements, and forts. The Appalachian mountain range is shown as are a series of solid lines which may be related to watersheds or geological formations (which are shown on a much more common geological map by the same publisher). Quite scarce. As of 2017, no institutional holdings listed at OCLC, no auction records at the Rare Book Hub, and none for sale in trade.

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        HISTORY OF THE WAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Translated from the Italian, by George Alexander Otis

      Philadelphia: Printed for the translator, 1821. Three volumes. 448; v,[1],567; xii,503pp. Recent half morocco and cloth boards. Tanned, with foxing. A good set. First English-language edition of this important early history of the American Revolution, first published in Italian in 1809. "This work grew out of a conversation held in 1806 in which those present were asked which modern event would make the best subject. Botta interpreted the American cause as a struggle for liberty. At every opportunity he excited the nationalistic aspirations of the Italians, and suggested analogies with Italy's past and contemporary history. Botta looked upon the creation of the United States as an example and inspiration for the formation of an Italy unified and free of foreign rule" - Hough. Jefferson owned a copy of the Italian first edition. In a letter to John Adams, Jefferson wrote that Botta (despite his habit of putting unattributed words into the mouths of his speakers), produced a history of the Revolution "with more detail, precision and candor than any writer I have yet met with." "Most valuable history of the Revolution up to its date" - Howes. HOWES B636. SABIN 6820. SAMUEL HOUGH, THE ITALIANS AND THE CREATION OF AMERICA 97. LARNED 1241. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 551. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 509 (note). REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 96.

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        PAMELA; OU, LA VERTU RÉCOMPENSÉE

      De l'imprimerie de Plassan 1821-22, Paris - 212 x 133 mm. (8 3/8 x 5 1/4"). Two volumes. Very attractive quarter calf blindstamped in "cathedral" style over marbled boards by Thouvenin (stamp-signed in gilt at foot of spine), corners tipped with green vellum, spine blindstamped with a design of gothic-arched windows, gilt titling, marbled endpapers and edges. Half title with ink inscription in French stating that this book was purchased at the sale of the library of the Duc de Coigny at Chateau de Franquetot on 24 April [19]12. Occasional insignificant smudges or spots of foxing, the paper a little on the inexpensive side, otherwise an appealing copy with virtually no signs of use. This is an early 19th century French edition of Richardson's first major work, offered here in a well-preserved unusual contemporary binding and with intriguing provenance. Samuel Richardson (1679-1761) was a printer who loved to write letters and who, at the age of 50, began writing novels using the epistolary form. His major works are important stepping stones toward the modern novel. Day says that "Pamela is the first great character creation of English prose fiction. As much as we may dislike her prudential morality, we must recognize here a complete human being." The work initially appeared in French in 1741, shortly after its original printing in English. The unusual binding is typical of the fine work produced by Joseph Thouvenin (1779-1834), the eldest of three bookbinder brothers. Ramsden describes Thouvenin as one of the three great French binders of the Empire and Restoration periods (Simier and Purgold are the others), and the Walters Art Gallery catalogue says that "in his heyday, . . . he was the giant among Paris bookbinders." Deriving its name from the use of design motifs taken from gothic architecture, the so-called "Cathedral Binding" (or "Cathedral-Style Binding") was fashionable in England and France for about three decades, beginning ca. 1810. In France--as here--the design was usually blocked, while in England it was typically accomplished with gilt tooling. Thouvenin is sometimes credited with popularizing the style. The provenance of our copy is distinguished: it was apparently in the library of the family of the duc de Coigny (1737-1814), who was Maréchal and Peer of France. Although the duke himself was not alive to read this edition, it likely was part of his descendants' library, remaining on its shelf until purchased by a collector at the sale of family books nearly a century later. This is an early 19th century French edition of Richardson's first major work, offered here in a well-preserved unusual contemporary binding and with intriguing provenance. Samuel Richardson (1679-1761) was a printer who loved to write letters and who, at the age of 50, began writing novels using the epistolary form. His major works are important stepping stones toward the modern novel. Day says that "Pamela is the first great character creation of English prose fiction. As much as we may dislike her prudential morality, we must recognize here a complete human being." The work initially appeared in French in 1741, shortly after its original printing in English. The unusual binding is typical of the fine work produced by Joseph Thouvenin (1779-1834), the eldest of three bookbinder brothers. Ramsden describes Thouvenin as one of the three great French binders of the Empire and Restoration periods (Simier and Purgold are the others), and the Walters Art Gallery catalogue says that "in his heyday, . . . he was the giant among Paris bookbinders." Deriving its name from the use of design motifs taken from gothic architecture, the so-called "Cathedral Binding" (or "Cathedral-Style Binding") was fashionable in England and France for about three decades, beginning ca. 1810. In France--as here--the design was usually blocked, while in England it was typically accomplished with gilt tooling. Thouvenin is sometimes credited with popularizing the style. The provenance of our copy is distinguished:

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        Les veillées des Antilles

      The rare first edition and the first separate edition of Marie, under another title.Charming contemporary Romantic marbled sheep, spine with gilt arabesques, title-piece and volume labels of red morocco, gilt friezes to head and foot of spine, two joints slightly cracked, small lack to foot of one joint on second volume, gilt roulettes to edges of covers, marbled paper endpapers and pastedowns, marbled edges, one upper corner slightly bumped.With two frontispiece engravings.A good and rare copy in an attractive contemporary Romantic binding of the author's third work.  François-Louis Paris 1821 10x17cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Watercolour with flowers and fruits on vellum, signed].[Paris, ca. 1840]. (43.5 x 35 cm). With peaches, raspberries and blue flax. Framed.

      - Cf. Hardouin-Fugier, The Pupils of Redouté, p. 39. Delicate watercolour drawing by Claire Delarue (1821-1906), a pupil of Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Redouté had a class of talented upper-class female pupils, among them Queen Hortense, the wife of Louis Napoleon. They specialized in gouaches of flowers and fruits on vellum in the same manner as Redouté, but signed their works mostly with their first names only. In her work on Redouté, E. Hardouin-Fugier describes the master and his pupils, one of them named Claire Delarue. Although not much is known about her, and no other works by her have been traced, she was a gifted artist, painting every detail with refinement, using subtle colours, with the result near tangibility.In fine condition.

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        THE WORKS OF THE LATE RIGHT HONOURABLE RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN

      London: J. Murray; James Ridgway; and Thomas Wilkie, 1821. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION y. This is an especially appealing set of the first collection of Sheridan works, edited by his biographer Thomas Moore, and offered here in the rare original boards. Sheridan (1751-1816) was one of the most intriguing figures in 18th century Britain. After a brilliant career as playwright and theatrical manager at Drury Lane, he entered Parliament in 1780, became Undersecretary of State in 1782, and Secretary of the Treasury the next year. According to Day, "most of his political life was spent in the Whig opposition, where he was the recognized equal of Fox and Burke. Sheridan was an intimate of the Prince of Wales, even composing the love letters dispatched by his royal highness." This set includes his plays "The Rivals," "St. Patrick's Day," "The Duenna," "A Trip to Scarborough," "The Camp," "The Critic," "Pizarro," and (his comic masterpiece) "The School for Scandal." Sheridan's "Verses to the Memory of David Garrick," the great actor and impresario, is also found here. DNB tells us, "Sheridan's wit, his sense of fun, and his mockery of sentimental comedy underpin his depiction of the contrast between appearance and reality. His comic invention exposes folly and hypocrisy through dramatic crises in a timeless way, and this has meant the plays remain alive, not only on stage but in radio and television productions as well." The dramatist died in poverty but was buried, with elaborate ceremony, in Westminster Abbey. Our former owner Robert Bruce Æneas Macleod was the son of Scottish whig MP Roderick Macleod (1786-1853), Lord Lieutenant of Cromarty.. 236 x 154 mm. (9 1/4 x 6"). Two volumes. Edited by Thomas Moore. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Contemporary dun-colored publisher's boards, flat spines with paper labels, edges untrimmed. In modern blue buckram chemises inside matching morocco-backed slipcases with gilt titling on the spines. Front pastedown with the engraved armorial bookplate of R. B. Æ. Macleod of Cadboll, Invergordon Castle, 1877 (see below). Lowndes III, 2379. Paper boards a little soiled, extremities with vague wear, occasional wax drippings (noticeable, without being disfiguring, at the bottom of perhaps 20 openings), otherwise excellent, the leaves fresh and bright with generous margins, and the insubstantial boards entirely solid and showing very few signs of use.This is an especially appealing set of the first collection of Sheridan works, edited by his biographer Thomas Moore, and offered here in the rare original boards. Sheridan (1751-1816) was one of the most intriguing figures in 18th century Britain. After a brilliant career as playwright and theatrical manager at Drury Lane, he entered Parliament in 1780, became Undersecretary of State in 1782, and Secretary of the Treasury the next year. According to Day, "most of his political life was spent in the Whig opposition, where he was the recognized equal of Fox and Burke. Sheridan was an intimate of the Prince of Wales, even composing the love letters dispatched by his royal highness." This set includes his plays "The Rivals," "St. Patrick's Day," "The Duenna," "A Trip to Scarborough," "The Camp," "The Critic," "Pizarro," and (his comic masterpiece) "The School for Scandal." Sheridan's "Verses to the Memory of David Garrick," the great actor and impresario, is also found here. DNB tells us, "Sheridan's wit, his sense of fun, and his mockery of sentimental comedy underpin his depiction of the contrast between appearance and reality. His comic invention exposes folly and hypocrisy through dramatic crises in a timeless way, and this has meant the plays remain alive, not only on stage but in radio and television productions as well." The dramatist died in poverty but was buried, with elaborate ceremony, in Westminster Abbey. Our former owner Robert Bruce Æneas Macleod was the son of Scottish whig MP Roderick Macleod (1786-1853), Lord Lieutenant of Cromarty.

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        Book of Hours Style Manuscript

      This is a very attractive illuminated Manuscript Religious book in German and dated 1821, bound in old contemporary full leather with gilt tooled borders, decorative floral endpapers, runs to 108 numbered pages with ten full page hand painted illustrations and painted decoration to many of the text pages, a small slim format, 7.5 inches tall approx., sadly three leaves are missing, pages 17/18, 49/50 and 59/60 with a couple of pages loose, surface wear to a few pages and a couple of holes, boards are slightly warped at leading edges else in good acceptable condition, lacking three leaves but still a very nice manuscript work

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