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        Queen Mab [unmutiliated]

      London: W. Clark, 1821. Paper-Covered Boards. Fine. First published edition of Shelley's first lengthy poem, with the full unexpurgated text. 8vo: [2, title page],3-89[text],[2,fly-title Notes with publisher's statement on verso],93-182 [notes in French, Latin and Greek]pp. Without the very rare poetical dedication to Shelley's first wife and the final publisher's advertisements (identical in both respects to the Tinker copy, which is also unmutilated and printed on Whatman paper). Original drab paper-covered boards sympathetically rebacked, later paper spine label. Printed on fine thick Whatman paper, probably one of the "elegantly printed" copies referred to by the publisher in some early advertisements (See Forman 23: "the ordinary ones are not of a high quality . . ."). A splendid copy in original boards, text clean, binding tight and secure with faint marks to back cover. Forman 22-23. Granniss 19. Tinker 1888. NCBEL III, 314. Ashley Library V p.150; Hayward 225; Wise, A Shelley Library p.92. Preceded by an edition of some 250 copies privately printed in 1813, but "unknown until [this] piratical reproduction of it in 1821 (which Shelley vainly tried to suppress by an injunction) excited attention, and [the poem] obtained a celebrity long denied to his maturer and more truly poetical writings." (DNB v. 52, p. 33) The dedication to his former wife was particularly embarrassing to Shelley, since his marriage to Harriet ended in 1814, and she committed suicide in 1816. Forman notes regarding this edition that "some copies contain the whole text and notes intact, while others have a few of the most aggressive passages mutilated by omission of words and even verses [mutilations, when present, occur on pp. 36, 54, 55, 65, 77, 82, 146-48, and 171, with various assertions in the notes replaced by printed sequences of dashes]. Queen Mab's literary text consists of nine cantos and seventeen notes. Six of these notes comprise extended prose meditations on free love, on how Necessity functions in the spiritual and physical universe, on atheism (which reiterates Shelley's views in The Necessity of Atheism), on the relationship between Christ and the dogma of Christianity, and on vegetarianism." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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

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

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        A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany.

      London, Printed for the Author, by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press. 1821 - First Edition. Three Volumes. Vol.1: xxv, (6), 462 pages, lxxix (Index & Addenda). With 13 full page plates (incl. one colour and one fold-out plate) and 23 engraved plates on India paper which are mounted in the text. / Vol. 2: 555 page. With 24 full page plates (incl. two sepia and one double page plate) and 17 engraved plates on India paper which are mounted. / Vol. 3: 622 pages, lxii (Supplement). With 46 full page plates (incl. two colour/sepia and three double page plates) and 24 engraved plates on India paper which are mounted. No half titles. Volume 1 with Dedication page showing Crest of the Roxburghe Club, the first 'Book Club'. Half-leather with marbled boards. Gilt titles and volume numbers on spine. Volume 3 professionally repaired in 2017 and fitted with new end papers. Very good condition. Boards, corners and hinges a little rubbed and bumped. This is an Ex Library book with an interesting history. All three volumes have a special commemoration plate mounted to front paste-downs: "Norfolk & Norwich Library. This book is Part of the Salvage from the Fire which occurred on August 1st, 1898". Front free end-papers and title pages show some edge discoloration, possibly because of that fire. The rest of the text pages and plates appears not affected. Edges and pages are a little age darkened and a little browned. Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776 - 1847), English bibliographer, born at Calcutta, was the son of Thomas Dibdin, the sailor brother of Charles Dibdin. Dibdin was orphaned at a young age. He was educated at St John's College, Oxford, and studied for a time at Lincoln's Inn. After an unsuccessful attempt to obtain practice as a provincial counsel at Worcester, he was ordained a clergyman at the close of 1804. Later he was appointed by Lord Liverpool to the rectory of St Mary's, Bryanston Square, which he held until his death. The first of his numerous bibliographical works was his Introduction to the Knowledge of Editions of the Classics (1802), which brought him under the notice of the second Earl Spencer, to whom he owed much important aid in his bibliographical pursuits. The rich library at Althorp was thrown open to him; he spent much of his time in it, and in 1814-1815 published his Bibliotheca Spenceriana. Bibliomania (1809), was republished with large additions in 1811, and was very popular, passing through numerous editions. To the same class belonged the Bibliographical Decameron, a larger work, which appeared in 1817. In 1810, he began the publication of a new and much extended edition of Ames's Typographical Antiquities. The first volume was a great success, but the publication was checked by the failure of the fourth volume, and was never completed. In 1818 Dibdin was commissioned by Earl Spencer to purchase books for him on the continent, an expedition described in his sumptuous Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany (1821). He returned to bibliography in his Bibliophobia, or Remarks on the Present Depression in the State of Literature and the Book Trade (1832), and the same subject furnishes the main interest of his Reminiscences of a Literary Life (1836), and his Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Counties of England and Scotland (1838). Dibdin was the originator and vice-president, Earl Spencer being the president, of the Roxburghe Club, founded in 1812, the first "book club". (Wikipedia) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Takings; or the Life of a Collegian. A Poem

      John Warren, London 1821 - First edition. Illustrated by 26 Hand-Colored Etchings from Designs by Richard Dagley. 1 vols. 8vo. Polished autumn calf, spine neatly laid down, by Root & Son Illustrated by 26 Hand-Colored Etchings from Designs by Richard Dagley. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        QUEEN MAB.

      London: W. Clark, 1821. First published edition. 8vo, pp. 182. Bound in little rubbed black pebbled morocco. TEG, little worn at the extremities and along the spine, a very good looking copy. This has been bound without the rare dedicatory poem to the author's first wife, Harriet, and without the adv. leaf but with the full unexpurgated text. The last free endpaper has a pencil transcription by a previous owner of a portion of a letter from Shelley to John Gisborne from Pisa in which he mentions a recent printing of Queen Mab. The is the first published edition of Shelley's first poem of any length. It was privately printed in 1813 in a very small edition, and originally contained a poetical dedication to Harriet which Shelley was in the habit of cutting out in copies he gave to friends. Much to Shelley's consternation, this edition was printed by Clark without the poet's authorisation (Clark spent 4 months in prison for it), and, according to Granniss "some copies contain the dedication to Harriet (his first wife who had committed suicide in 1816), and in some, certain words and lines have been omitted..." According to Graniss, "Clark's sheets fell into the hands of Carlile who issued them both in the original and mutilated forms, in 1822 ..."Grannis 19; Tinker 1888. While a student at Oxford, Shelley advocated atheism and this early poem, written in 1812-1813, is a long work inveighing against orthodox Christianity and secular tyranny. St Clair notes (p. 340) that Shelley had written an epic in complex Spenserian stanzas, but this poem was no fake medieval romance, but a full scale philosophical treatise ... Following the example of Volney's Ruins of Empires, a book which Shelly adored ... the poet takes the reader on a fantasy ride into the heavens in the chariot of the fairy queen. Queen Mab explains the theory of necessity and offers the argument that the seed of perfection lies in every heart. The argument, spread through nine singing cantos and a huge addendum of explanatory notes is almost identical with that of the first edition of [Godwin's] Political Justice. This was originally privately printed by the author in 1813 as the inflammatory nature of the content made it impossible to be published in the normal way.

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        Die geöffneten Archive für die Geschichte des Königreichs Bayern, eine Zeitschrift in zwanglosen Heften, herausgegeben von k. bayerischen Archivs-Beamten.)

      (Bamberg), o.Vlg., (1821-1824). 3 Jahrgänge mit 24 Heften in 5 Bdn. (= alles Erschienene). 20 x 12 cm. Über 2250 S. Mit 2 lithogr. Tafeln und 4 mehrf. gefalt. Stammtafeln. Pp. d. Zt. mit hs. Rsch. Extrem seltene, in Heften erschienene Zeitschrift. - Enthält: Abhandlung über die \"Vogteyen Vilseck und Hanbach\", die \"Pfarreyen Hausen und Heroldsbach\", das Rittergut Kunreuth, Geschichte und Beschreibung der alten Herrschaft Klingenberg am Main, Geschichte des ehemaligen Pflegamtes Schongau und der anstossenden hochstiftaugsburgischen Pflegämter, Geschichte der Lehenarten in dem ehemaligen Fürstenthume Bamberg, Ursprung des Ortes Wilhelmsdorf, Beweis daß Bischof Otto I. kein Domherr zu Regensburg war, Pfarrei Amlingstatt, Entstehung des Dorfes Tettau, Fehdebrief einer Frauensperson, Fastnachtgericht zu Pfreimd, Schifffahrt auf der Donau, Reichsherrschaft Arnstein, Schatzkammern des Churfürsten Ferdinand Maria, Reichsherrschaft Gunzendorf, Salzhandel der oberpfälzischen Städte, Besitzungen der Grafen von Castell im 13. Jahrhundert, Geschlecht der Schencke von Roßberg, Geschichte der Grafen von Andechs, Nachrichten über das alte Schloß Mainberg oder Marienburg unweit Schweinfurt, Geschichte des Bierbrauens in der obern Pfalz, Geschichte des Hopfenbaues in dem Fürstenthume Bamberg, Geschichte der Juden in Bayern, Geschichte des Lechrains, Geschichte der Pflegämter Hohenschwangau und Füssen, Bauding zu Waltenhofen, Pfarrei Motschidel, Nachrichten von der Stadt Dettelbach, Darstellung zerstörter Burgen und Orte, Geschichte des Amtes Parkstein, Murach und Floß, Stammtafel des Regentenhauses von Bayern uvm. - Einbände leicht angestaubt, ein Rückenschild abgeschabt. Teils leicht gebräunt. Beschreibung und Inhaltsverzeichnis des Exemplars des Germanischen Nationalmuseums (hat nur die ersten 3 Bände) liegen bei. - Komplett wie das vorliegende Exemplar ein absolutes Rarissimum! Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Kulturgeschichte, Zeitschriften

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        [Color Plate] Chrysal : or the adventures of a guinea : by an adept : a new edition, to which is now prefixed a sketch of the author's life : embellished with plates

      London: Printed for Hector M'Lean, 113, Strand, by Howlett and Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho Square, 1821. First Edition thus. Morocco. Fine. First and finest (according to Tooley) Illustrated Edition of this popular eighteenth-century roman à clef, complete in three octavo volumes, with 15 exquisitely hand-colored engravings by Burney, Read, and others. iii-viii,319,[1]; [2],321,[1]; [2]326pp. Elaborately gilt-tooled full navy blue straight-grained morocco by Riviere (signed in gilt to front turn-ins); covers decorated in gilt and blinds with rules and rolls; spines very richly gilt in six compartments, two of which lettered and numbered in gilt. A very handsome, wide-margined set (perhaps one of the few large-paper copies), bindings finely preserved, virtually without wear; text barely toned, light offsetting from plates, very occasional scattered spots, else virtually pristine; early owner's small, tidy initials to title-pages ("J.D.H. 1857"). Bound without half-titles. Tooley 283. Halkett and Laing, p. 348 (for first edition of 1760). "The 'best scandalous chronical of the day,' the supposedly fictitious characters being taken from prominent men of the time? one of the criticised being General Wolfe." (Tooley) Originally published pseudonymously, in 1760, in two volumes. Johnston's chief work (spelled variously Johnston, Johnson and Johnstone). "An excoriating satire that won Johnstone respect as a wit but few friends, the novel is set roughly during the period of the Seven Years' War (1757-63) and pretends to reveal political secrets, and to expose the private profligacy of many of the well-known-and highly colourful-public characters of the time." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Trattato della Pittura. Messo in luce la prima volta con annotazioni dal Cavaliere Giuseppe Tambroni socio onorario dell'Accademia di S. Luca della I. R. delle Belle Arti di Vienna dell'Archeologica di Roma della R. di Scienze Lettere ed Arti di Pari

      Roma: Co' torchj di Paolo Salviucci, , 1821. Brossura (wrappers). Molto Buono (Very Good). . cm 15x23. pp. 171. Molto Buono (Very Good). Dorso con lievi abrasioni e con titoli scritti a penna.(Minor damage to spine. Pen writes). Prima edizione a stampa (First Edition). Cennino di Andrea Cennini (Colle Val d'Elsa, 1370 - Firenze, 1427), scrisse il suo testo più celebre "Il libro dell'Arte", all'inizio del 1400. Il libro rimase nell'ombra fino a che nel 1821 C. Tambroni ne curò la prima edizione a stampa.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Beaumarchais

      - Chez Etienne Ledoux, à Paris 1821, In-8 (13x21cm), 6 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione, illustrata con un frontespizio ritratto da Tardieu. Avviso di La Harpe sulla Beaumarchais. Brunet I, 720 delle edizioni complete: "Questa nuova edizione è la più bella." Leganti pieno vitello smaltato antico marrone. Torna liscio decorato con set di reti, rulli e 4 ferri speciali. I titoli e numeri di volume dorati. ruote di coaching fredde sul piatto e coaching ORE rete. marmorizzato. macchie sparse su un foglio bianco è rimasto nel set. utilizzo di attrito Menu. il cibo non firmato Paperback, ma perfettamente preparato da un maestro. I volumi contengono, oltre ai teatri, memorie e lettere, e varie parti critiche di Beaumarchais. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice par Tardieu. Notice de La Harpe sur Beaumarchais. Brunet, I, 720 sur les éditions complètes : "Cette dernière édition est la plus belle". Reliures en plein veau glacé brun d'époque. Dos lisses orné de séries de filets, de roulettes et de 4 fers spéciaux. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Roulettes d'encadrement à froid sur les plats et filet d'oré d'encadrement. Tranches marbrées. Rousseurs éparses sur un papier demeuré blanc dans l'ensemble. Menus frottements d'usage. Belle reliure Restauration non signée, mais parfaitement établie par un maître. Les volumes contiennent, outre le théâtre, les Mémoires et lettres, ainsi que diverses pièces critiques de Beaumarchais.

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        A Voyage to Africa: Including a Narrative of an Embassy to One of the Interior Kingdoms, in the Year 1820; with Remarks on the Course and Termination of the Niger, and other Principal Rivers in that Country

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo, 488 pp. with four hand-colored plate and two folding maps; lacking free endpapers. Original blue paper-covered front board, spine and rear board skillfully replaced to match, with new paper label on spine. Internals sound and clean. Abbey Travel 280. Hutton made four trips to the Gold Coast over the course of eleven years, and this account offered much new information from the observations he made regarding the features of the land, navigability of rivers, the people, natural resources and commercial opportunities, and the political environment (particularly British relations with the Kingdom of Ashantee). The maps are "North and South West Africa, Showing the Course of the Niger and Principal Rivers" and "Route of the Mission to Ashantee in 1820."

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        Bemerkungen über Rio de Janeiro und Brasilien (2 Bände).

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1821. - Während eines zehnjährigen Aufenthalts daselbst, vom Jahre 1808 bis 1818, gesammelt. Aus dem Englischen von C. Fl. Leidenfrost. In Band II vorgebunden : della Cella, Paolo. Reise von Tripolis an die Grenzen von Aegypten im Jahre 1817 (170 Seiten). Mit 2 mehrfach gefalteten Karten. XII, 566 Seiten; VI, 360 Seiten, marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit, 18 x 12,5 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, innen gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Publius Virgilius Maro.

      Londini : Typis C. Corrall ; Impensis Gul. Pickering, MDCCCXXI (1821), 1 vol. in-48° (82 x 48 mm - 3,23 x 1,81 inch) relié plein maroquin rouge à longs grains richement orné de roulettes et filets dorés sur le dos, 4 fleurons et double filet doré sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, et double filet doré en encadrement des doublures, toutes tranches dorées, reliure de l'époque, de (2) ff. (pages de titre) - 284 pp. - (1) f. (catalogue de l'éditeur + petit papillon intitulé "Corrigenda"). Petite tache noire sur le plat supérieur, très légers frottement aux extrémités de la reliure, très bel exemplaire somptueusement relié par ailleurs. - Très belle édition miniature à caractères microscopiques, de la collection "The Diamond classics", avec un portrait de Virgile par R. Grave en frontispice. "The Publius Virgilius Maro of 1821 has an engraved protrait by Grave and engraved and printed titles and comprises 283 pages including a dedication leaf to Earl Spencer. It measures 3 3/8 by 1 15/16. according to Sheringham in his article in The Connoisseur of November 1902, this is the rarest of the diamond classics as "Only a hundred copies survived a fire" at the printers, and he adds that "a complete copie is becoming valuable". However we have seen quite a few og them over the years" (Bondy, "Miniatures Books", p.87).

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        The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems. Volumes 1 & 2. [and] Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery

      London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street; and E. Drury, Stamford. [through 1821], 1820. Half-Calf. Near Fine+. Three volumes in one: First Edition of Village Minstrel (vols. 1 & 2); Second Edition of Poems. 12mo: xxviii,216; [8],211,[1]; viii,xxiv,220pp, with copper-engraved frontispiece portrait of John Clare by E. Scriven. Early half calf and marbled boards, flat spine in six compartments divided by double rules, black leather lettering piece gilt, marbled end paper, book plate of collector George Downing Hartley on front paste down. Light wear to extremities, previous owners' names on front fly leaf (dated 1948) and title page (1821); very occasional light spotting, else an excellent example, tight, clean and bright. Lowndes 466 (Regarding Poems: "An interesting little volume."). Hayward, p. 236. Clare was the son of a farm laborer who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major reevaluation in the late 20th century, and he is often now considered among the most important 19th-century poets. His "first volume of poetry, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (1820), was the most popular of the four volumes Clare published during his lifetime, going through four editions by 1821 and selling more than 3,500 copies by 1829 . . . [The collection] contains some seventy poems, organised under three headings: poems, songs and ballads, and sonnets. As the title suggests, the poems generally describe rural life but they do so from the perspective of the rural labourer; as such, they may be seen as part of a genre of anti-pastoral verse in Britain that attempted to provide a more faithful depiction of rural life than was found in 'traditional' pastorals. . . . The two-volume collection The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems (1821) was the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet's second publication. The collection is divided into two sections: 'Poems', which makes up the first volume and part of the second, comprises seventy-one poems of various forms, opening with the long, semi-autobiographical 'The Village Minstrel'; the second section, which ends the second volume, is made up of sixty sonnets. Like their predecessors, the poems in The Village Minstrel are broadly 'descriptive of rural life and scenery'. Clare presents vignettes of rural work and leisure, describing the daily life of the village ('Rural Morning' and 'Rural Evening'), its pastimes ('Rustic Fishing'), and important weekly and annual events in the village’s calendar ('Sunday' and 'May Day'). These are supplemented by close observations of plants, animals and the effects of seasonal change on the landscape in poems like 'A Copse in Winter', 'Description of a Thunder-Storm', 'To an early Cowslip', and 'The Ants'—a poetic detailing of the natural world which had already come to be seen as Clare’s particular strength." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Illustrazioni de’ monumenti scelti borghesiani già esistenti nella villa sul Pincio... date ora per la prima volta in luce dal cav. Gio. Gherardo De Rossi e da Stefano Piale sotto la guida di Vincenzo Feoli. Tomo I (e Tomo II)

      nella Stamperia De Romanis, 1821. Folio imperiale (cm. 58), 2 Voll.; antiporta f.t. incisa su rame da Pietro Fontana veneto da un disegno di Agostino Tofanelli, IV pp., 1 c.nn., 110 pp. e 48 tavv. a piena pagina; 2 cc.nn., 70 pp. e 32 tavv. Le tavole a pagina intera sono incise su rame da noti artisti contemporanei come, tra gli altri, Luigi Cunego, Gio. Batta Leonetti, Pietro Bettelini, Gio. Brunetti, Giovanni Ottaviani, Angelo Campanella, Pietro Fontana. I disegni sono, in prevalenza, di Agostino Tofanelli, Bernardino Nocchi, Domenico de Angelis, Teodoro Matteini. Splendide legature editoriali in pergamena con titoli in nero al piatto anteriore e al ds. Legacci in pelle. Sguardie in carta decorata. Qualche sporadica fioritura, ma esemplare in eccezionale stato di freschezza. Prima edizione postuma. Ennio Quirino Visconti (Roma 1751 - Parigi 1818) ha scritto la maggior parte delle illustrazioni che accompagnano i grandi rami raffiguranti i principali monumenti antichi raccolti dal Principe Borghese nella sua villa sul Pincio. A questi scritti, che furono ritrovati e messi a disposizione dai figli dell’illustre archeologo, gli editori aggiunsero - come scrivono nell’avvertimento - soltanto poche illustrazioni relative a qualche monumento minore del quale era stato già inciso il rame. Opera molta rara soprattutto quando completa e in legatura d’origine. Rossetti, 11419. Provenienza: collezione Marchese Sacchetti, Roma (ex libris al contropiatto).

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        La caduta degli Angeli ribelli. La Chûte des Anges ribelles

      [Affreschi celebri del XIV e XV secolo] Engraving 390 x 445mm Published in Florence, 1821 The central image in Laninio‘s engraving is St Michael the Archangel and the army of angels battling the rebel demons during Satan’s uprising as described in the book of Revelations. The Holy Father watches over this scene from Heaven while the defeated demons descend towards a fiery underworld ruled by Lucifer. Lasinio bases his composition after the fresco by Spinello Aretino in the Compagnia di Sant’Angelo in Arezzo originally painted c. 1371-1410. The image is plate 26 of a 31 plate series by Lasinio each individually published by Niccolo Pagni in Florence between 1813 – 1827 based on a series of frescoes in the local area. The plates were later re-issued with a title page and text in 1841 in book form. Lasinio was a noted Florentine printmaker and collector of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and one-time Professor of Engraving in Florence and Curator of the Camp Santo in Pisa. His early work shows the influence of Bartolozzi and in the late 1780s he pioneered early colour-printing producing several hundred colour engravings of artists based on the collection in the Uffizi. A strong impression on wove paper, faint stain to upper third of the print, a short tear to upper edge and minor edge creases. Provenance: The Berry Collection, Melbourne

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        ALS to 'Mr. HobHouse' (sic).

      [1821] Probably written from Brocket Hall, undated, but almost certainly during the summer of 1821. (According to André Maurois, Caroline's 'horror of the conventional' meant dating letters 'heaven knows what day' - or not at all.) 38 lines on 3pp. 8vo.Caroline's affair with Byron lasted only a few months early in 1812, but her obsession with him lasted until her death in 1828. She had married William Lamb, son of Lord & Lady Melbourne, in 1805. Hobhouse had known Byron since their college days, and remained his closest friend; he was best man at Byron's wedding and was executor of his will, and keeper of 'incriminating' letters from the women who had been intimate with Byron. His relationship with Caroline could hardly have been a close one, despite the implications of Caroline in this letter. Hobhouse had talked Byron out of eloping with Caroline in 1812, and went to see her on Byron's behalf after the publication of Glenarvon in 1816. In 1819 Caroline campaigned strongly for her brother-in-law George Lamb against Hobhouse in the Westminster election (though Hobhouse was returned to Parliament the following year). Hobhouse held a restraining hand over possible publication of her 'journal' and Byron's letters to her by 'counter-blackmailing' Caroline with similar threats about her own letters which were in his possession. The letter offered here appears to be written at the beginning of what Doris Langley Moore describes as 'Caroline's degringolade' which accelerated after Byron's death in 1824: she surrounded herself with mementoes of him 'talking about him by the hour, far from truthfully ...'.'I did yr commission but as I came away here immediately after it may perhaps have appeared to you that I neglected it - I shall apply again on my return to Town if it is not sent to yr sister (my daughter) ...' What the commission could be is a mystery, more so because of Caroline's reference to 'yr sister', (who could be Joanna, Hobhouse's half sister) but certainly not Caroline's daughter - she had none. 'pray send me the lines Ld Byron wrote to Mr. Moore upon his going away in the Boat. Col Comad (?) & a number of people have them they are therefore not sacred and I wish for them but only like to ask you -'. This request refers to one of several poems sent to Moore by Byron but not published until later - possibly 'My boat is on the shore' 1816. 'I hear the greatest praise of the Tragedy - will he be annoyed at its having been acted.' This refers to Elliston's unauthorised production in 1821 of Marino Faliero at Drury Lane where Caroline's brother-in-law George was on the Committee. Byron was indeed annoyed, but at the same time disappointed by the adaptation's lack of success. 'pray burn my letter and do not shew it to any one. I am come here to remain (in) this delightful weather quiet and happy - which I do not think really can be the fate of any one in that Blessed city you represent - come and see me some day & believe me most truly yr friend Caroline Lamb' As a footnote, Caroline concludes with further ingratiation, reporting that'William praisd yr speaking more than once ... you know he differs in politics - therefore I think you will be pleased to hear the praises of an opponent'. Before Byron's death in 1824, Caroline 'the tireless traitor' continually attempted to re-establish contact with him - 'any sort of contact, benign or malevolent'. Clearly, despite all that Hobhouse had done to protect his friend from Caroline, she hoped that he could still be a go-between. It was not to be. After Byron's death, Caroline became 'giddier and wilder always muddled either with Brandy or Laudanum'.

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        An essay on the production of wealth; with an appendix, in which the principles of political economy are applied to the actual circumstances of this country.

      London: Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown 1821 - 8vo., xvi + 430pp., title-page lightly soiled and with faint show-through of an old library stamp on verso, another old inkstamp at foot of final leaf, in a fine recent binding of old-style sprinkled half calf gilt with raised bands and morocco gilt-lettered spine label. A handsome copy. First edition. Goldsmiths 23151. Kress C.795. Sraffa 5914. Mattioli 3642. Not in Einaudi. Mark Blaug (Great Economists before Keynes>) considered this to be 'full of cogent comments on value, rent, profits and Say's law of markets'. [p.252]. J.R. McCulloch (1845) thought it to be 'well-written, ingenious, and generally sound'. Although damned by Palgrave ('as a rule are devoid of permanent merit'), III, p.550, modern economic historians have been kinder, suggesting that Torrens has indeed made valuable contributions to political economy. Spiegel [The Growth of Economic Thought,> p.347], says this: 'Torrens's theory of value contains both a critique, one of the earliest, of Ricardo's labor theory of value, and as a positive contribution a value theory of his own. He denied the validity of the labour theory value in a multifactor economy and, as Lauderdale had done before and as Bailey was to do again shortly, refused to participate in the search of an invariable measure of value. To him, value is a more relation between goods, not between the quantities of labor embodied in them but between the quantities of capital, including the outlay for wages, invested in their production. If competition equates the rates of profit throughout the economy, then, so Torrens argued, goods must exchange in proportion to the capital invested in them, with an adjustment to take account of the different durability of capital'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Chez Chez Belon, 1821. Two octavo text volumes plus oblong quarto atlas. Text: 466,[1]; viii,448,[1]pp. Atlas: Fifty-nine lithographic plates including a lithographic titlepage, a folding map of the United States, and a folding map of Egypt. Half title in each text volume. Contemporary half calf and paper-covered boards, gilt leather labels. French bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown of first volume. Minor foxing and toning to text, occasional marginal foxing to Atlas plates. Very good. From the library of Eugene de Froberville, with his library stamp on each titlepage. The very rare atlas and the text of Montule's VOYAGE EN AMERIQUE... which describes his travels in North America and the Caribbean, and also in Italy, and Egypt in the late 1810s. The atlas contains many American views, and though it was intended to accompany the author's text, it was also issued separately and is not often found with the text volumes. The wonderful lithographic plates depict scenes from Montule's travels in North America, and were made from the author's own drawings. This atlas is not mentioned by Monaghan, Sabin gives the wrong number of plates, and Clark describes it as one of Montule's "other" works, adding that it is "now quite rare." The attractive plates depict New York harbor, the mastodon skeleton at the Philadelphia museum, "Encounter with a Rattle Snake" near the Ohio River, the port of St. Domingo, Niagara Falls, and a view of St. Thomas. Other plates include a view of the Philadelphia hospital, Quaker costumes, "Costume des Negresses de St. Thomas," a country estate in Kingston (Jamaica), a church in New Orleans, "Sauvages du Mississippi," and several other views, mostly of Italian and North African scenery. The folding map shows the United States, including the Missouri and Northwest territories, as well as parts of the Caribbean. "The account is significant because it relates Montule's experiences during his journey up the Mississippi on board the Vesuvius, which is said to have been the third steamboat to ply the waters of the Mississippi. The boat and its navigation are described in detail. Another distinguishing feature of the narrative is the information it contains about Frenchmen in the United States, especially Napoleonic refugees....He seemed to enjoy himself, and his remarks are generally good natured" - Clark. A rare, significant, and early visual tour of the United States. HOWES M750, "b." SABIN 50230. CLARK II:47. LANE, IMPRESSIONS OF NIAGARA 55,56. MONAGHAN 1085 (text only). BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 698. LANDE S1620. RAGATZ, p.230.

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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).

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        Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment) mit U. O. O. u. D.

      4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Aus "List und Dummheit": "[...] Lied | Jetzt such ich schon drei volle Tag | Sprech' alle Leute an: | 'O sagen's mir wie heißen Sie | Mir liegt besonders dran'. | Wenn einer dann, was oft geschieht, | Den Namen 'Meyer' spricht | Flugs werf' ich mich an seinen Hals | Doch ist's der rechte nicht [...]". - Leopold Feldmann "brach erst eine Schuhmacher-, dann eine Sattlerlehre ab und arbeitete als kaufmännischer Angestellter in Pappenheim, seit 1821 in einer Münchner Bijouteriehandlung. Hier begann er, für verschiedene Zeitungen Humoresken sowie satirische Genrebilder zu schreiben, und war schließlich mit wachsendem Erfolg als freier Schriftsteller tätig" (DBE). 1848 wurde er Mitglied des Prüfungskomitees des Münchner Hoftheaters und übersiedelte 1850 als Dramaturg des Nationaltheaters nach Wien. Vgl. auch Kosch I, 497. - Mit einigen alt montierten Textbausteinen und entsprechenden Klebespuren.

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        A Map of the Discoveries made by Capts. Cook & Clerke in the years 1778 & 1779 between the Eastern Coast of Asia and the Western Coast of North America when they attempted to Navigate the North Sea also Mr. Hearn's, discoveries to the North westward of Hudson's Bay

      James V. Seaman, New York 1821 - Map. Hand colored engraving. Image measures 7.5" x 11". 1821. This scarce map of the North Polar regions document both the area's geography as well as the Arctic explorations that helped discover and document it. It charts the exploratory routes of Captain James Cook and Charles Clerke through the North Sea in 1778 and 1779. It also notes the route of Mr. Hearne west of the Hudson, in search of the Arctic Sea. The map notes coastal geography as well as a few waterways in the North American interior. Indian tribes are identified. Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) are identified. This map is one of the early Cook maps published in America. Map is in good condition with minor foxing. Appears in Seaman's "New General Atlas". James. V. Seaman was a New York publisher who published atlases intended for the use of school and private libraries.

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        Aubrey's collections for Wilts. Part 1 1821, Part 2 1838 + plates [ Wiltshire ]

      London: Printed by J Davy [for the Middle Hill Press], 1821 Part 1 1821 - iv, 136p. with 11plates loosely inserted. Part 2 1838 - [viii], 124p with 15 plates bound in. Both in the original Middle Hill boards. Part 1 binding in good condition, Part 2 the spine is very torn. Part 2 has the preface set in 2 slight variants. Browning and spotting to some pages. Pencil note to the front pastedown of Part 1 "There was a Priory at Hullavington" and another note to page 1 of Part 2 " to p52 taken 2 March 1837 to Bodley. Bodleian Library ex dono T Phillipps de Middle Hill 1836 " Holzenberg 249 - Part 2 and the plates are more difficult to find than part 1.. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Heraline: Or, Opposite Proceedings

      London: Rivington, 1821. 4 vols. aeg. a couple of stains to top edge of last volume, a couple of nicks here and there, spines a bit sunned, and a little sunning to covers else a nearly fine set in a nice Recency full green leather with gilt stamped and embossed spine and covers. a handsome set.

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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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        An historical account of the Colony of New South Wales and its dependent settlements; in illustration of twelve views, engraved by W. Preston, a convict; from drawings taken on the spot by Captain Wallis, of the Forty-Sixth Regiment. To which is subjoined an accurate map of Port Macquarie, and the newly discovered River Hastings, by J. Oxley, Esq. Surveyor General to the Territory.

      One of Australia's finest early plate books, coloured by a skilled hand to striking effect. London : R. Ackermann, 1821. Folio, half crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, lacking the half-title, pp [iv] (with the "Extract from the Sidney Gazette"); 42, followed by 12 engraved plates of views (six are double page) and a final plate of Oxley's map of Port Macquarie; text leaves very good, marginal damp stains to most plate leaves (as usual), all the engravings with fine hand-colouring in period style. The second issue, with the additional leaf quoting Macquarie's praise of Wallis, a feature not present in the earlier issue. 'Wallis's book has a most important position in a collection of Australian plate books. It is the first book of general landscape views of early New South Wales, representing the first great celebration of the progress of the colony made under the civilising rule of Governor Macquarie and, indeed, of Wallis himself. It is also the first plate book, properly so called, to consist entirely of plates engraved in the colony by a colonial engraver ... Wallis's book of views should be in every serious collection of Australian plate books' (Wantrup). The Mitchell Library's well-publicised purchase of the original Wallis album of watercolours in 2011 has solved the riddle of artistic authorship of the original drawings from which the engravings were made. Contrary to the claim Wallis made on the title page - that the drawings were his - the inscriptions in the Wallis album of watercolours prove that the original artworks were created by Australia's most famous convict artist, Joseph Lycett. Ferguson, 842; Wantrup, 217b; Butler, Printed Images, pp 50-59.

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        Ganzfigur nach viertellinks, stehend im Uniformrock neben einer Militärkarte, dahinter waldiges Gelände mit zwei reitenden Ulanen, von denen einer das Pferd des Königs am Zügel führt.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von N. Strixner nach Schnizer, dat. 1821, 56 x 44 cm. Inkunabel der Lithographie; Winkler 831, 92. - Mit feinem Rändchen um die Darstellung, aufgezogen auf graublauen Karton, zusammen mit den alten, ausgeschnittenen Einfassungslinien und der ausgeschnittenen Inschrift. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Inkunabel, Württemberg

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        Les races et les langues de l'Océanie ... traduit de l'anglais par A.L. Pinart.Paris, Ernest Leroux (back of half-title: Le Puy, printing office of Marchessou fils), 1888. 12mo (17 x 11.5 cm). With a folding chromolithographed language map of Oceania, 1 headpiece in 17th-century style. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers.

      O'Reilly & Reitman 5577; for the author: Prior, "Cust, Robert Needham (1821-1909)", in: ADNB (online ed.). First French edition of Cust's essay on the languages of Oceania, translated by the French linguist and ethnologist Alphonse Pinart. Cust distinguishes 4 language families, corresponding with the geographical division of the region into Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Australia, which he then divides into smaller phylogenetic groups. The essay concludes with a provisional list of the languages of Oceania. It was first published as "The modern languages of Oceania" in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (July 1887). The present edition was published as number 56 in the series "Bibliothèque orientale Elzévirienne".Robert Needham Cust (1821-1909), a prolific orientalist working for the East India Company, devoted the last decades of his life to the study of languages, publishing a great many learned books, articles and reviews.Slightly browned, the wrapper more severely, but still in good condition with a few pencil marks. The spine of the wrapper is damaged, front wrapper slightly frayed, and some of the sewing has broken.

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        Autograph letter signed ("G Flaubert) to "Mon cher ami," most likely the distinguished Russian author Ivan Turgenev

      Flaubert (1821-1880) and Turgenev (1818-1883) were close friends. Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary, was known for his meticulous attention to style and aesthetics; Turgenev's novel, Fathers and Sons, is considered to be one of the most important works of Russian fiction. Pauline Viardot (1821-1910), was a noted mezzo-soprano and composer with whom Turgenev fell in love in 1843. He lived in close proximity to Viardot and her family for the rest of his life, and bequeathed his papers to her upon his death.. One-page. Octavo. Croisset, Wednesday March 17, [?1869]. In black ink on blue-gray paper. Flaubert reminds his "dear friend" of a promise to meet him in Paris the week after Easter. With round blindstamp to upper portion "Collection [Pauline] Viardot." Slightly worn; minor browning to edges; several very small edge tears; small ink stain to blank right margin; small ink blot to one word; autograph correction to one word; small tape repair to central fold at verso; creased at folds and slightly overall.

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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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      Columbus (OH): The author [and others], P.H. Olmsted, printer, 1821. 12mo. 204 pages. Folding map, plate. Contemporary calf (rubbed), leather spine label; persistent light foxing, but a very good, crisp copy. Seventh edition, "carefully revised and corrected." The new preface is dated 1821; Kilbourn's folding map of Ohio has the counties outlined in color and is dated 1821. Some references describe additional folding maps and plates, but both Sabin and Thomson call for two maps, as here. Howes K-129; Sabin 37730; Thomson 672.Despite the light foxing, a choice copy.

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        The Old English Squire "A Jovial Gay Fox Hunter, Bold, Frank and Free." A Poem, In Ten Cantos. By John Careless, Esq. Illustrated with Plates, By One of the Family.

      London: Thomas M'Lean. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer, 1821. First edition. Cloth. . Very Good. 8vo. 30 by 20 cm. viii, 136 pp. 24 hand-colored plates. With half-title. Original boards, rebacked. Small chip and minor loss to original title label pastedown. Light offsetting on text and title. Scattered minor soiling.

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        MONUMENTI ANTICHI INEDITI Spiegati ed illustrati da Giovanni Winckelmann, Prefetto delle antichità di Roma. Seconda edizione, aggiuntovi alcune erudite addizioni nel fine dell'opera.

      Roma, Mordacchini, 1821. In-folio (mm. 410x.277), 2 voll. + 1 di Supplemento, mz. pelle coeva (lievi abras.), fregi e tit. oro al dorso. Il primo vol., pp. XXIV,CIII,(5),107, contiene il Tomo 1° "Trattato preliminare dell'arte del disegno" e il Tomo 2°, parte I "Della mitologia sacra", con 49 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame - Nel secondo, pp. (4),370,(2) (numeraz. continua), è contenuto il Tomo 2°, parte II "Mitologia storica del secolo anteriore alla Guerra di Troia e della Guerra di Troia", con 89 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame. Questa magnifica edizione è ornata da grandi vignette (pure inc. in rame) che raffigurano bassorilievi, fregi, vasi. Le complessive 138 tavv., numer. più volte ripieg., illustrano 208 pezzi di arte antica. Nel terzo volume: RAFFEI S. "VII Dissertazioni" da servire di Supplemento all'opera dei "Monumenti antichi inediti" di G. Winckelmann, Roma, Mordacchini, 1821, pp. 164, con 17 belliss. tavv. inc. in rame f.t. e 2 nel t. Vi sono contenuti 7 studi su monumenti esistenti nella villa del Cardinale Alessandro Albani: "Ricerche sopra un Apolline.. - Dissertazione sopra un singolar combattimento espresso in bassorilievo.. - Filottete addolorato.. - Osservazioni sopra alcuni antichi monumenti.. (statua camminante per l'aria, simulacri astriferi, sacerdote egizio, Osiride, statua egizia Averrunca" e altri. Cfr. Borroni,I/I,861(1): "La I ediz. è del 1767" - Cicognara,2506 - Graesse,VII,461 - Brunet,V,1463: "Ouvrage très recherché". Bello e fresco esemplare, a pieni margini. "Raro trovare l'opera completa del Supplemento".

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        Monumenti antichi inediti spiegati ed illustrati da Giovanni Winckelmann, Prefetto delle antichità di Roma. Seconda edizione, aggiuntovi alcune erudite addizioni nel fine dell'opera. Volume I.

      Roma: Dai torchj di Carlo Mordacchini, 1821. Second Edition. Hardcover. Second enlarged edition. xxiv, ciii, [4], 107pp + 54 plates. Contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards, red label lettered in gold affixed to the spine. All edges uncut. Engraved title, thirteen large engraved vignettes, fifty-four plates (three of which are large foldouts) with a total of eighty copper engravings of various archeological works. Eight tiny worm holes to the spine panel, old inscription on the front pastedown endpaper.Internally extremely clean with some sporadic foxing. An appealing copy with large margins. In the Italian language. Brunet V.463. Graesse VII.461. ; Folio.

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        Oeuvres de Molière avec des remarques grammaticales des avertissemens et

      Paris: Tardieu-Denesle, 1821. Fine. Tardieu-Denesle, Paris 1821, 15,5x24,5cm, 6 volumes reliés. - New edition printed on laid after that of 1773 and preceded the life of Molière and Voltaire in his eulogy by Chamfort. Binders half morocco with long grain caramel, back with five nerves set with gilded garlands adorned with black typographical motifs, golden friezes heads and tails of the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, marbled, corners very lightly bumped minor, then elegant bindings signed by Thouvenin young tail-back of the first volume. Book illustrated with two portraits of Molière frontispiece of the first volume and engravings of Moreau the Younger. Foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition imprimée sur vergé d'après celle de 1773 et précédée de la vie de Molière par Voltaire et de son éloge par Chamfort. Reliures en demi maroquin à grain long caramel, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées  ornés de motifs typographiques noirs, frises dorées en têtes et en queues des dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches marbrées, coins très légèrement émoussés sans gravité, élégantes reliures de l'époque signées de Thouvenin-jeune en queue du dos du premier volume. Ouvrage illustré de deux portraits de Molière en frontispice du premier volume ainsi que de gravures de Moreau le jeune. Rousseurs. Exemplaire établi dans une charmante reliure signée par l'un des plus grands relieurs de l'époque.

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        REAL LIFE IN LONDON; or, the Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and His Cousin, The Hon. Tom. Dashall, through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a Living Picture of Fashionable Characters, Manners, and Amusements in High and Low Life, by an Amateur. Embellished and Illustrated with a Series of Coloured Prints, Designed and Engraved by Messrs. Alken, Dighton, Brooke, Rowlandson, &c. (volumes 1 & 2, complete)

      London Printed for Jones & Co. 1821 & 1822 2 volumes, later full navy-blue morocco by Riviere & Son, spines gilt, gilt borders on boards, gilt inner dentelles, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Vol. I: x, (3)-656 pp., engraved title page and aquatint frontispiece, 18 aquatint plates; Vol. II: 1fl, (i)-ix, 1fl, (3)-668 pp., engraved title page and aquatint frontispiece, 12 aquatint plates. All illustrations with contemporary handcoloring. 1 extra plate in each volume that is not included in the list of plates. Mild surfaces scuffing to spines and rubbing to corners of both volumes, preliminaries and first couple pages of text in first volume moderately grubby, else text and plates quite clean; second volume with mends to corner tips of title page and first few pages, occasional mends elsewhere, some leaves darkened, overall a very good set

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 7 S., 8. Jean-Baptiste Boussingault, Sohn eines Kaufmanns, ging nach dem Studium als Bergbauingenieur 1821 im Auftrag einer englischen Firma nach Südamerika. Hier beschäftigte er sich vorrangig mit geologischen Untersuchungen. Auf Empfehlung Alexander von Humboldts unternahm er ausgedehnte Forschungsreisen in Südamerika und erwarb sich hohes wissenschaftliches Ansehen. Sein Versuch, 1831 den Chimborazo zu besteigen, scheiterte jedoch. 1832 kehrte er nach Frankreich zurück. 1834 wurde er Professor für Chemie in Lyon, 1839 erhielt er einen Lehrstuhl für landwirtschaftliche und analytische Chemie am Konservatorium in Paris. Bereits 1836 hatte Boussingault ein Landgut in Pechelbronn/Elsass gekauft und dort eine landwirtschaftliche Versuchsstation eingerichtet. Hier beschäftigte er sich mit Problemen der Tierernährung und der Photosynthese, vor allem aber mit Fragen der Bodenfruchtbarkeit, der Fruchtfolge und der Düngung. Sein besonderes Interesse galt dabei der Stickstoffernährung der Pflanzen. 1837 führte Boussingault Gefäßversuche mit Leguminosen durch. Ohne zusätzliche Stickstoffdüngung konnte er dabei in der geernteten Pflanzenmasse hohe Stickstoffgewinne nachweisen. Er folgerte daraus, dass die Pflanzen während ihres Wachstums Stickstoff aus der Luft aufnehmen. Obgleich er aufgrund von Ergebnissen anderer Experimente später von dieser Schlussfolgerung wieder abrückte, waren seine Versuche aus dem Jahre 1837 die Geburtsstunde der Idee von einer biologischen Fixierung elementaren Luftstickstoffs durch die Pflanzen. Erst 1886 konnte Hermann Hellriegel die Richtigkeit dieser Idee überzeugend nachweisen. Boussingault war aber nicht nur ein herausragender Chemiker, sondern auch ein praxiserfahrener Landwirt, der sein Gut nach wissenschaftlichen Grundsätzen bewirtschaftete. Mit seinem Buch Économie rurale (2 Bände, Paris 1844 und 1845), das in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt wurde auch eine deutschsprachige Ausgabe ist erschienen hat er die Entwicklung der Pflanzenernährung, der Bodenkunde und des Pflanzenbaus zu eigenständigen Agrardisziplinen nachhaltig beeinflusst. 1848 wurde Boussingault als gemäßigter Republikaner in die Nationalversammlung gewählt und drei Jahre später aufgrund seines politischen Engagement aus dem Lehrdienst entlassen. 1878 wurde ihm für seine Verdienste um die Wissenschaft die Copley Medal verliehen, außerdem wurde der Mondkrater Boussingault nach ihm benannt (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        a) Eine Brücke, über die eine Frau mit Rückenkiepe nach links gewandert ist. b) Hütebub mit zwei Kühen, Schaf und Hund vor Andachtssäule.

      - a) Federlithographie, Dresden 1821, auf chamoisfarbenemVelin. 13:17 cm. Literatur: Winkler 411, 4, 15; Fröhlich G 434. - Inkunabel der Lithographie! - b) Federlithographie, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, 1816. 12,8:17,1 cm. Literatur: Winkler 411, 4, 17; Fröhlich G 435. – Inkunabel der Lithographie! Blätter 15 und 17 der Folge: „Land-schafts-Studien / nach den besten / alten und neuen Meistern", Dresden 1821. Dabei ein weiteres Blatt, vermutlich ebenfalls von Klengel.

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        A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany

      Printed for the Author by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, London 1821 - First edition, Large paper copy. Extra-illustrated with 2 original drawings, 152 plates, including portraits and views; and plates on India, mounted, of inserted vignettes. 3 vols. Large 4to. With 2 Original Drawings by George Lewis. First edition, large paper copy, of Dibdin's "amusing account of his travels, with descriptions of of the contents of several of the chief libraries of Europe" (DNB), profusely illustrated with over 100 beautiful engraved plates (folding, full-page and in-text). Two original drawings by illustrator George Lewis are bound opposite the engravings based on them (Vol. I, p. 17 and Vol. II, p. 163) -- one, fully realized in ink, and one a full original painting finished in gold. Jackson 89; Windle and Pippin A65 Early full navy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, gilt dentelles, a.e.g Extra-illustrated with 2 original drawings, 152 plates, including portraits and views; and plates on India, mounted, of inserted vignettes. 3 vols. Large 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Roland for an Oliver; Or, Brief Remarks upon the Preface and Notes of G.A. Crapelet, attached to his Translation of the Thirtieth Letter of The Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour

      London, 1821. First edition, one of only 36 copies. [4], v, [1], 31, [3] pages, including half-title and final blank. 1 vols. 4to (268 x 169 mm). Bound in contemporary citron morocco gilt by Charles Lewis. About fine. First edition, one of only 36 copies. [4], v, [1], 31, [3] pages, including half-title and final blank. 1 vols. 4to (268 x 169 mm). One of only 36 copies printed of this reply to the French printer Crapelet's harsh criticisms of Dibdin's chapter on Paris in his Bibliographical Tour (1821). This copy in a fine contemporary binding by Charles Lewis, and with distinguished collector's provenance, bearing the bookplate of Philip Hofer and with his inscription penned to the first blank: "To Eric H. L. Sexton, with warm regards from his fellow collector, 7 November '58. P.H." Jackson 51; Windle & Pippin A40. Provenance: Philip Hofer (bookplate); Eric H.L. Sexton (ball-point pen inscription to first blank)

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