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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

      Jacob and Johnson for the Author 1821 - 1828, Winchester - 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." 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        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, 1820-1821. - 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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        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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        Fine example of his Coronation Ticket numbered 2552 (1762-1830, King of Great Britain)

      1821 - printed in red, blue and black with an embossed edge, admitting him to Westminster Hall, 10" x 9½", no date, George IV had a vastly elaborate and expensive Coronation. The highlight was a Banquet which included the ceremony of the Presentation of the Champions for the last time. Wellington and others paraded on horseback amongst the tables and there was a medieval style Challenger in armour. The Royal Family and 312 guests, all male, took part. The womenfolk had to watch from the gallery. This ticket is a very early example of security printing [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      (Bamberg), o.Vlg., (-) 1821 - 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!

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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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