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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.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MOSHER BOOKS (member ABAA, ILAB & IOBA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Praktische Anleitung zum Branntweinbrennen nebst Beschreibung meines Brenn-Apparates.

      

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        THE CENCI. A Tragedy in Five Acts. Second Edition.

      C and J Ollier, London 1821 - The first edition was printed in Livorno, Italy, in 1819 in an edition of 250 copies. xviii,104pp. Finely bound in gilt ruled full blue morocco by Zaehnsdorf. T.e.g. Original wrappers, with orig. paper label on front cover are preserved and bound in. Untrimmed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        The United States from Worcester's Modern Atlas

      Cummings & Hilliard, Boston 1821 - 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.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Sam Syntax's Description of the Cries of London as They Are Daily Exhibited in the Streets

      London: Harris & Son, 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. 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. 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

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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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        The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury 3 Volumes - 1821

      - The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. First Edition. 8vo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. Full leather. 3 volume set, gilding and title band on spine, printed by Abraham Paul, marbled flyleaves, covers the time period of August 7 1771 to December 7 1815. in 3 volumes, includes Asbury's preface to the first number of the second volume of his journal printed during his lifetime, includes notice of the transcriber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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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        Notebook with 55 autograph pages of travel notes.

      Rome, 1808-1810 and 1816-1821. - Small 8vo. 51 unnumbered ff. Original red morocco. Green moirée silk endpapers; all edges gilt. Signed by Grassi on front flyleaf. The personal travel notebook of Joseph Grassi, one of the foremost portraitists of his age and remembered today as the painter of one of the very few authentic Mozart portraits. In her biographical sketch of the artist, Elisabeth Eixner deplores the lack of studies concerning Grassi's Roman years: "It would be a rewarding task for scholarship to investigate Grassi's activities in Rome, which he first visited in 1808-10 (becoming member of the Academy of San Luca in 1810), and again in 1816-21 as 'Director of Studies of Saxon Artists in Italy'" (NDB VII, 5). Clearly, the present notebook constitutes the principal and hitherto entirely undocumented source for such an investigation: apparently begun during his first journey to Italy, the booklet also served Grassi upon his return, containing his travel plans as well as lists of important events, meetings, addresses, and contacts in Rome. The detailed schedule of his itinerary from Gotha to Rome (no less than 60 stations, stating the distances and length of stay) is followed by a five-page catalogue of artists active in Rome, most of which Grassi managed to visit, a brief account of social life in the city, and a list of various works of art and their locations. The names of numerous art dealers and antiquarians as well as several paintings offered to Grassi (including works by van Dyck, Raffael, Michelangelo, and Rubens) give evidence of his activity as an agent for the Ducal collections. Among the extensive notes at the end of the volume (which include payments to his coachman) we also find a three-page autobiography in which Grassi records the principal events of his life with their respective dates. - After his last visit to Rome "Grassi returned to Dresden, where he died in 1838, lonely and after years of illness. For a decade (1781-1791), Mozart and Grassi both lived in Vienna. The close connection between Joseph Grassi, the Mozarts and their in-laws Lange is proved by a letter of 12 March 1783 from Wolfgang to Leopold Mozart in which he discusses a performance of his pantomime 'Pantalon und Colombine' (with his music, KV 446) on March 3rd, an event held in the Hofburg Redoutensaal and attended by his friends" (cf. Angermüller). - Perfectly preserved. Autographs in Grassi's hand are of the utmost rarity: the past decades' auction records list a single specimen (Stargardt, 21 March 1996, lot 672: his signature on a receipt for Duke August of Saxe-Gotha). R. Angermüller, Mozart: Bilder und Klänge. Salzburg, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, 1991, p. 358. NDB VII, 4-5. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany.

      First Edition. Three Volumes. London, Printed for the Author, by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, 1821. 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)

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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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        VOYAGE EN AMERIQUE, EN ITALIE, EN SICILE ET EN EGYPTE, PENDANT LES ANNEES 1816, 1817, 1818, ET 1819. [with:] RECUEIL DES CARTES ET DES VUES DU VOYAGE EN AMERIQUE EN ITALIE EN SICILE ET EN EGYPTE FAIT PENDANT LES ANNEES 1816, 1817, 1818 ET 1819.

      Paris: Chez Delaunay.et 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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