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        Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris,

      London: Published by Rodwell and Martin, 1822. - A Tall Copy and RareWith the Lithographic Title-Page[CHALON, John James, illustrator]. Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris, The Incidents taken from Nature, Designed and Drawn on Stone by J.J. Chalon. London: Published by Rodwell and Martin, 1822.First edition. Large folio (17 5/16 x 12 inches; 440 x 305 mm.). Lithographed title and twenty-four hand-colored lithographed plates. Plates printed by C. Hullmandel. The text is watermarked 1821 and the plates are watermarked J. Whatman 1817-1822.Contemporary black pebble-grain cloth expertly re-backed, re-cornered, and re-labled in black straight grain morocco to early nineteenth century style. With the contemporary bookplate of Laurence Currie. The twelfth plate "La Loueuse de Chaises" has a very small marginal paper flaw which is outside of the plate mark. Otherwise a most attractive, remarkably clean and vivid copy.The plates are captioned: "La Marchande de Tisanne;" "Les Bonnes;" "La Petite Fruitiere;" "La Dame du Café;" "Le Café;" "Les Tondeuses de Chiens;" "Les Brodeuses;" "L’Escamoteur;" "La Porte Cochère;" "Le Journal des Débats;" "Le Restaurant;" "La Loueuse de Chaises;" "Une Matinée aux Thuilleries;" "Le Marchand de Brioches;" "Le Porteur d’Eau;" "Le Petit Décrotteur;" "Le Marche aux Fleurs;" "La Prise de Tabac;" "Les Adieux;" "Les Dames de la Halle;" "Le Cimetiere du Pere la Chaise;" "Les Dames Artistes;" "La Charette du Blanchisseur;" and "La Marchande de Modes.""According to Beraldi (XII, 232) this ‘very curious and rare album’ appeared as a small quarto in London. These plates, which are large folio in size, may represent a French issue of the work, though the English edition had captions in French. Jean-Jacques Chalon was a French artist born in Switzerland who eventually settled in England. His designs are by no means mere costume plates. Instead they are animated and faithful studies of Parisian manners and costumes in the years 1820 to 1822. There is hardly a touch of caricature, though the profiles of his personages have a family likeness which suggests a domesticated Girodet" (Ray)."Published in four parts. The plates show people of various occupations, shoeblacks, venders, politicians, and general scenes, etc" (Hiler).This copy is unusually tall: Abbey's copy measured 15 x 11 1/4 inches uncut, and lacked the lithographed title-page, as did Sadleir's (though Sadleir's copy was slightly larger than the copy under notice).Only four copies with the lithographed title-page have come to auction within last 31 years. Five copies only located in KVK/OCLC but the presence of the title page is not noted. Quite rare.Abbey, Travel, 108. Colas 588. Hiler, p. 156. Lipperheide 1185. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 124. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage d’Anacharsis en Grèce, vers le milieu du quatrième siècle avant l’ère vulgaire. Frontispice gravé d’après le buste d’Houdon par Dequerviller. Demi-peau d’époque. 7 volumes + Atlas, pp. 451 + 488 + 462 + 474 + 466 + 425 + 438.

      A Paris chez E. A. Lequien, Libraire, rue des Noyers, No 45, MDCCCXXII. 1822 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tatler; A New Edition, carefully Revised. .with Prefaces Historical and Biographical by Alexander Chalmers

      London, 1822 - 4 vols., 8vo. . Bound in full polished tan contemporary calf, gilt spine. Fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pl. 42 Le Kaire: Vue de la Place Ezbekyeh; cote de l'ouest et du nord-ouest from Description de l'Egypt ou Recueil des observations qui ont été faites pendant l'expédition de l'armée française

      Paris 1822 - Edme-François Jomard Published by Louis-Fleury Panckoucke Second Edition: Paris, 1822. Hand-colored copperplate engraving 26.5" x 39" While Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian military campaign was an unmitigated disaster, for the scientists, artists and historians who accompanied him it was an unqualified success. His invasion was designed to halt Great Britiain’s land trade route to India, thus striking a fatal blow to its economy and allowing Napoleon the opportunity to conquer the Indian sub-continent. As he stated in his memoirs: “Europe presents no field for glorious exploits; no great empires or revolutions are to be found, but in the East where there are six hundred million men . . . My glory is declining. This little corner of Europe is too small to supply it. We must go East. All the great men of the world have there acquired their celebrity.” He planned to be a new Alexander the Great, bringing glory to France and, more importantly, to himself. In July 1798, 400 French transport ships landed 34,000 troops and approximately 1,000 civilians near Alexandria. The former were to spend three miserable years fighting the British with only one third of them surviving the grueling conditions. Indeed, Napoleon abandoned his army only one year into the campaign to return to France and stage a coup d’etat which eventually crowned him Emperor. The civilians who had arrived with them were to fair rather better than their military compatriots. They were the scholars whose work was to eventually fill the pages of the twenty-two volume tome Description de l’Egypt which was to remain the authoritative guide to Egyptology for several decades. The Institut d’Egypte in Cairo was founded by Napoleon on August 22, 1798 and was modeled after the Institut de France. It was the umbrella for an encyclopedic number of research fields and was crucial to the organization of information in the Description de l’Egypt. These disciplines included archeology, botany, natural history and cartography and in each case required not only a retinue of scientists but also of artists who pictorially described Egypt. Their illustrations filled twelve volumes of the Description de l’Egypt comprising 925 plates in all and first published between 1809 and 1826 under the editorship of Edme-François Jomard. It was dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte and the artists employed were amongst France’s finest. The painter André Dutertre, and archaelogist and historian Dominique Vivant Denon, contributed substantially to the section on literature and the arts, while Henri-Joseph Redouté, the brother of Pierre-Joseph, devoted himself to natural history. Upon his return to Paris, Henri-Joseph was also to make botanical studies to illustrate the work of Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Alire Raffeneau-Delile on the flora and fauna of the Nile Valley. His brother Pierre-Joseph and the famed artist Jacques Barraband had not taken part in the expedition but did provide illustrations for the Description de l’Egypt. Thus, this monumental work was the culmination of many years of study and dedication by France’s leading scientists and artists. It was a ground-breaking study for its time and remains an important milestone in the study of Egypt and its treasures.

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        The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales

      Robert Bowyer, The Historic Gallery. Pall-Mall, London 1822 - 1st ed, later issue, circa 1822, (plates with imprints and signatures removed), uncut, 36 leaves, 2 title pages and 2 leaves of descriptive text for each plate (titles and text in both English and French - the French text in double columns) 18 hand coloured aquatint plates, text watermarked 1822. Contemporary quarter blue morocco over marbled boards with matching corners, spine with gilt lettering and bands. Front inner hinge strengthened. Overall a very attractive copy, with bright and clean examples of these skilfully engraved, finely coloured plates. First issue copies contain a signature and imprint underneath each plate and watermarks no later than 1805. However copies exist with plates watermarked as late as 1824. The 1824 copies contain a completely reset text (in contrast our text matches that of the first edition) and an engraved title page supplied by the publisher from left over copies of Loutherbourg's completely seperate earlier work Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain (London R Bowyer 1801 & reissued 1808). Abbey 10? Title continues: From drawings made expressly for this undertaking by PJ de Loutherbourg. With Historical and descriptive accounts of the several places of which views are given. Engraved by William Pickett and coloured by John Clark. Loutherbourg, landscape painter and scene designer. See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue d'Une Pagode du Havre Offak

      Paris: 1822-25 - Louis-Isidore Duperrey (1786-1865) View from Voyage autour du Monde Historie du Voyage Paris: 1822-25 Hand-colored engravings 12 ¾" x 9 ½"; 22" x 18 ½" framed The only other Europeans besides the English to play a significant part in mapping the Pacific including New Zealand's coastline and were the French. From 1800 to 1840, there were ten major French voyages to Australia and the Pacific. The main purpose of these was scientific, however there was also an unspoken goal of discovering where France might carve out an empire of her own in the South Pacific. In addition to the vast collections of specimens and scientific data that were brought back, these voyages were distinguished by the publication of the most sumptuous collections of engravings noting not only the native plants and animals, but also the geography of the land and nature of its inhabitants. Scientists, artists and engravers-attached to the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris were paid by the French Government and worked over many years to produce these extraordinary documentations of each voyage. Of great note is the expedition lead by Lois-Isidore Duperrey on the vessel named Coquille which left Toulon August 11, 1822 and arrived in Marseilles on March 24, 1825. Duperrey joined the navy in 1802, and served as marine hydrologist to Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet aboard the Uranie (1817-1820), a previous expedition that had earned Duperrey praise and granted him the opportunity to command his own ship on what would become one of the greatest French expeditions to the Pacific. Duperrey proceeded to the Pacific by way of Brazil and Cape Horn. Stops were made along the coats of Chile and Peru, and in the Society, Gilbert , Marshall and Caroline islands. Other islands visited included the Tuamoto, Archipelago, Tahiti, Tonga and Rotuma. The expedition also made important exploratory visits to Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand, where the Maoris were visited. The entire voyage took almost three years. By far the greatest contributions of the expedition were scientific, cartographic, and ethnographic. 1200 Insects, 288 fishes, 264 birds, 63 reptiles and quantities of plants were collected and beautifully described and reproduced in the exquisitly colored plates of the several atlases of Voyage autour du Monde. Recordings were made on Polynesian languages, costumes, weapons and religious artifcats. Duperrey is given credit for discovering the Caroline and Gilbert islands, and for correcting errors in earlier charts of the Society Islands. Duperrey's also continued to explore the French interest in Tahiti and the Society Islands, which culminated in their annexation by France. His expedition also proved to be a catalyst for French missionary endeavors in the South Pacific to contest with Protestant Englishmen. His explorations of Australia and New Zealand were less significant politically, since the British opposed any French settlement there. Nonetheless, this largely scientific endeavor opened the door to a much more aggressive French policy in the South Pacific.

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        Maison des Habitants du Havre de Doreri

      From Voyage Autour du Monde.Historie du Voyage. Published in Paris 1822-5 - Detailed hand colored engraved print depicting scenes in New Guinea and New Zealand by Louis Isidore Duperrey. Overall excellent condition with paper dimensions are 12"x18". A few creases throughout. The only other Europeans besides the English to play a significant part in mapping the Pacific including New Zealand's coastline and were the French. From 1800 to 1840, there were ten major French voyages to Australia and the Pacific. The main purpose of these was scientific, however there was also an unspoken goal of discovering where France might carve out an empire of her own in the South Pacific. In addition to the vast collections of specimens and scientific data that were brought back, these voyages were distinguished by the publication of the most sumptuous collections of engravings noting not only the native plants and animals, but also the geography of the land and nature of its inhabitants. Scientists, artists and engravers-attached to the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris were paid by the French Government and worked over many years to produce these extraordinary documentations of each voyage. Of great note is the expedition lead by Lois-Isidore Duperrey on the vessel named Coquille which left Toulon August 11, 1822 and arrived in Marseilles on March 24, 1825. Duperrey joined the navy in 1802, and served as marine hydrologist to Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet aboard the Uranie (1817-1820), a previous expedition that had earned Duperrey praise and granted him the opportunity to command his own ship on what would become one of the greatest French expeditions to the Pacific. Duperrey proceeded to the Pacific by way of Brazil and Cape Horn. Stops were made along the coats of Chile and Peru, and in the Society, Gilbert , Marshall and Caroline islands. Other islands visited included the Tuamoto, Archipelago, Tahiti, Tonga and Rotuma. The expedition also made important exploratory visits to Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand, where the Maoris were visited. The entire voyage took almost three years. By far the greatest contributions of the expedition were scientific, cartographic, and ethnographic. 1200 Insects, 288 fishes, 264 birds, 63 reptiles and quantities of plants were collected and beautifully described and reproduced in the exquisitly colored plates of the several atlases of Voyage autour du Monde. Recordings were made on Polynesian languages, costumes, weapons and religious artifcats. Duperrey is given credit for discovering the Caroline and Gilbert islands, and for correcting errors in earlier charts of the Society Islands. Duperrey's also continued to explore the French interest in Tahiti and the Society Islands, which culminated in their annexation by France. His expedition also proved to be a catalyst for French missionary endeavors in the South Pacific to contest with Protestant Englishmen. His explorations of Australia and New Zealand were less significant politically, since the British opposed any French settlement there. Nonetheless, this largely scientific endeavor opened the door to a much more aggressive French policy in the South Pacific.

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        Hastings on Musical Taste, Dissertation on Musical Taste; or General Principles of Taste Applied to the Art of Music

      Websters and Skinners, Albany NY 1822 - 8vo Original brown leather covered boards. First Edition 1822. Very good plus condition. There is some age wear but no major deterioration of leather, minor spine crack top back spine, not effecting integrity of bound book. Gilt bands on spine with red title label. 228 pages plus blank pages for notes. Text block is tight and square with some foxing. Previous Owner's name neatly written on Front fly page [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Titus Livius Patavinius ad codices parisinos recentitus, cum varietate lectionum et selectis commentariis, item supplementa J.Freinshemii, curante, N.-E.Lemaire. 13 volumes complets.

      N.E.Lemaire, typis F.Didot 1822-1826, Paris, - 7054pages, relié toile, étiquettes de titre au dos, tranches rognées, reliure moderne. Brunet, t. 3, 1109.

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        The Quarterly Review. In twenty one volumes

      32 - London - John Murray 1822 - A scarcerun -spanningone decade -of this literary and political periodical founded in 1809. Comprising: Volumes 26 (October and January 1821-22) to 47 (March and July 1832), lacking only Volume 40 (May-June 1829). With political, literary, historical and topical articles, concerning, for instance, the slave trade, Australia, discoveries in Africa, cholera, the poor laws, universities,andcanals, railways and locomotive steam engines. There is a fold-out 'Scale Shewing the Linear Proportion of the Different Branches of Public Expenditure for the Year 1825' to Volume 35. Condition: In decorative half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities, with occasional wear to spines. Small label to rear board of Volume 28. Fifteen jointsstarting, but firmwith two joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound. The front free-endpaper of Volume 28 is coming away. Remarkably bright, with intermittent light foxing, and the odd mark. Aroundone-third of the volumes have just occasional light foxing prominent tothe first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Rake's Progress, eight plates from The Works of William Hogarth from the Original Plates restored by James Heath, &c

      London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1822. 8 engravings on thick wove paper. Each 12 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches. Very good condition, some foxing. Paulson Print Nos. 132-139. Printed by G. Woodfall for Baldwin and Cradock, from the original plates, from The Works of William Hogarth by John Nichols.

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        Monuments les plus remarquables de la Ville de Rouen.

      Paris, Leblanc, 1822. - In-folio. Orné de 30 lithographies hors texte de l’auteur, et une in-texte en fin d'ouvrage. Exemplaire à grandes marges et très propre, sans rousseurs. Tiré à 150 exemplaires seulement. Cartonnage rouge d'attente d'époque, tel que paru, usures aux coins et au dos. M.de Jolimont est né à Martainville sur Ry. Il avait le projet de publier une description des monuments de toute la Normandie. Celui-ci seul est paru. Frère. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Harlot's Progress. Set of six plates, from The Works of William Hogarth from the Original Plates restored by James Heath, &c

      London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1822. Engraving on thick wove paper. Each of six prints approx 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches. Very good condition, some foxing. Paulson Print Nos. 121-126. Printed by G. Woodfall for Baldwin and Cradock, from the original plates, from The Works of William Hogarth by John Nichols.

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        Saggio intorno alle danze dei greci.

      tip. di Giulio Ferrario,, Milano, 1822 - Cm. 39, pp. (4) 65 (7). Con 8 belle tavole all'acquatinta fuori testo in fine coloritura coeva (ciascuna protetta da velina originale). Legatura orig. in cart. rigido azzurro. Lievi segni d'uso alla legatura ed una gora appena percettibile alle prime carte. Esemplare peraltro genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Dedica ms. dell'autore: Al chiarissimo sig. L'autore (il nome del dedicatario risulta cancellato). Si tratta della rara tiratura di 30 esemplari di quest'opera pubblicata per l'occasione delle nozze tra l'arciduca Raniero d'Austria ed Elisabetta Francesca di Savoja-Carignano. Apparve un'altra edizione di 80 esemplari in cui però le tavole risultano essere solo sei. La trattazione dell'opera è dedicata alla danza presso i greci basata principalmente sullo studio degli antichi vasi. Cf. Blackmer 693; Lipperheide 185; Magriel, Bibliography of Dancing, p. 81; non in Cicognara. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DUPLICATE LETTERS, THE FISHERIES AND THE MISSISSIPPI. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO TRANSACTIONS AT THE NEGOTIATION OF GHENT.

      Washington: Printed by Davis and Force, 1822. - 256,3pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label (half chipped away). Boards rubbed, spine chipped and worn, front board nearly detached. Text tanned and foxed. Good. In a folding leather box, gilt morocco spine labels. A wonderful association copy, connecting John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was America's first Secretary of State and, as the country's third president, concluded the Louisiana Purchase, a diplomatic coup of the first order. John Quincy Adams, arguably America's greatest diplomatic mind, was Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825, before going on to serve as president himself, from 1825 to 1829. This book is Adams' examination of the role he played in the negotiation of the Treaty of Ghent, which resolved the War of 1812, a conflict with roots in Thomas Jefferson's presidency. This volume was in Jefferson's final library (formed between selling his second collection to the Library of Congress in 1815 and his death in 1826), and was sold at the dispersal of those books in 1829, where it was bought by a Virginia lawyer and acquaintance of Jefferson, John Peyton. John Quincy Adams compiled the documents which make up this book while he was Secretary of State, two years before he was elected President. In 1822, Adams faced mounting criticism surrounding his actions in 1814, when he was among the American negotiators who concluded the Treaty of Ghent. Adams responded with this volume, in which he brings together the correspondence and reports of the negotiations he conducted with the British to resolve the War of 1812. As ever, Adams was very sensitive to criticism, and this exhaustively defends his work. British depredations against American shipping and the American Navy (including the impressment of sailors) were constant pre-occupations of Thomas Jefferson's presidency, and they were among the root causes of the War of 1812 (prosecuted by Jefferson's successor, James Madison). Jefferson was also passionately concerned about American access to the Mississippi River, and this desire was one of his major motivations in concluding the Louisiana Purchase, the outstanding achievement of his presidency. That subject is also discussed in this book, making it of even greater interest to Jefferson. On October 11, 1822, Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson presenting him with this copy of his book. Adams wrote: "Dear Sir, I have taken the liberty of transmitting to you a pamphlet which I have felt a necessity of giving to the public. So far as it involves a mere personal controversy I should not have thought it worthy of being presented to you. [?] much of it I would request of you the favour to overlook. Nor after the recent manifestation of the public sentiment on this subject would this collection of documents have appeared, but for the questions of general interest to the Union implicated in the discussion, and which as affecting the welfare of our country, I know can never be objects of indifference to you. It is from this motive that I am induced to ask your acceptance of the volume, and avail myself of the occasion to renew the tender of my sincere veneration." Jefferson responded to Adams with a letter from Monticello dated October 23. He returned "his thanks to Mr. Adams for the copy of the Ghent Documents which he has been so kind as to send him. So far as concerns Mr. Adams personally, the respect and esteem of the public for him was too firmly and justly fixed to need this appeal to them. But the volume is a valuable gift to his fellow citizens generally, and especially to the future historian whom it will enable to give correct ideas of the views of that treaty and to do justice to the abilities with which it was negotiated. He begs leave to salute Mr. Adams with assurances of his highest esteem and respect." Books from Jefferson's library are usually identifiable by Jefferson's method of putting a manuscript "T" before the "I" signature mark in a gathering (the letter "

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        Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire Illustrated in a Series of Forty-Four Engravings,

      London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1822. - Scarce, Unrecorded 'Proof' Large Paper Copy With All the Aquatints in Proof StateMagnificently Bound By Bayntun-RiviereFIELDING, T[heodore]. Henry]. Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire Illustrated in a Series of Forty-Four Engravings, Exhibiting the Scenery of the Lakes, Antiquities, and Other Picturesque Objects. London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1822. First edition, large paper copy with proof impressions. Folio ( 16 1/4 x 10 5/8 in; 414 x 270 mm). Unpaginated. Forty-four hand-colored aquatint plates, all proofs before letters on India paper and mounted. Frontispiece and a few other plates lightly foxed or soiled, trimmed. Original glazed black and gold paper, upper wrapper with label laid down and bound in at rear, slightly creased. Mid-to-late twentieth century dark green morocco, gilt by Bayntun Rivière. Covers with two gilt line borders, spine with five raised bands, paneled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. An outstanding copy. Housed in a green cloth slipcase.Unrecorded issue; not found in Tooley, Abbey, or Prideaux."T.H. Fielding. during a long life, did some of the most attractive work ever produced in aquatint" (Prideaux, p. 11)Cf. Tooley 215. Cf. Abbey, Scenery 194 (colored, plates signed and with imprint); 195 (uncolored proof before letters). Cf. Prideaux p. 335. Cf. Anderson, Book of British Topography, p. 294). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Description of the Shetland Islands, Comprising an Account of their Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions

      Edinburgh: Constable & Co. Cover rubbed and detached. Outer spine missing. Contents firm and in good condition with some offsetting and light browning. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1822. First Edition. Half leather marbled board cover. 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). xviii, 616pp. Plates, fold out maps and figures in the text. .

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        Armes et ustensiles de Californie, PL. VIII

      Paris 1822 - Louis (or Ludovik) Choris (1795-1828), a Russian of German extraction, showed a talent for natural history at a remarkably early age, and won high praise for his work on Biberstein’s journey to the Caucasus in 1813. Choris published his work, “Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde ” in 1822 and recall the voyage of the brig Rurik from 1815 to 1818, commanded by the Russian Otto von Kotzbue, and the expedition’s search for the Northwest Passage. Entering the Pacific via the Horn and returning to Europe via the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena, Choris, the official artist on the expedition, was invited by the St. Petersburg Academy to accompany Kotzbue and the present work represents a fine cross section of the places that the expedition visited. Choris’s magnificent work offers important pictorial representations of the people, landscape, and artifacts of the then mysterious islands of the Pacific, California, Alaska, the northwest coast of America, and other far-off lands. This work has great American interest because of its lithographs and its account of Hawaii, California, the Queen Charlotte Islands, the Aleutians, St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, and Kotzebue Island in Alaska. This expertly hand-colored lithograph from Choris’s “Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde ,” Armes et ustensiles de Californie, PL. VIII, measures 10.25” x 16” and is in excellent condition with a few light stain marks. Illustrated in this lithograph are weapons and utensils used by California natives for hunting and gathering, when discovered in the 1800's. The pieces include a bow, arrows held together within the carcass of an animal, and woven decorative baskets and bowls.

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        Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

      London: for Taylor and Hessey,, 1822. Octavo (161 × 99 mm). Contemporary half calf, spine in compartments with gilt-tooled fleurons, brown morocco label, marbled paper sides, red speckled edges. Without the final advert leaf, as usual, but with the half title. Bookseller's ticket of Thomas Beet, Conduit Street, London. Sides a little worn, front joint and headcap restored, internally clean and without spotting. A good copy in a contemporary binding. First edition in book form of the author's iconic first book (first published in the London Magazine, September–October 1821), an account of the author's ecstasies and torments as a result of taking opium. A groundbreaking and influential text, Confessions was the first book in English to deal in detail with drug addiction, and laid the intellectual foundation for most of the modern drug literature of Cocteau, Burroughs, and other Beats; also a landmark text in the development of confessional autobiography.

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        The British Poets. Including translations. In One Hundred Volumes.

      Chiswick printed by C Whittingham for J Carpenter J Booker Rodwell & Martin et al 1822 - 12mo, one hundred volumes bound in fifty in contemporary green half morocco over marbled boards, the text block edges marbled and with marbled endpapers, the flat spines lettered direct with a pretty 'cascade' of gilt decoration down the edges of spine. Neat repairs to some head and tails of spines; some rubbing of extremities now repolished; a sound and rather good-looking library set of the major English poets plus translations of Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Juvenal, Horace, Lucan, Persius etc. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

      For Taylor & Hessey, Fleet-Street, London 1822 - First book edition of De Quincey's masterpiece, published anonymously following its initial serialization in the Strand magazine for 1822. 12mo. (16.5cm); attractive early 20th-c. binding of full red morocco, spine in six panels, decoratively stamped; gilt-ruled borders and gilt turn-ins; all edges gilt; 206pp. Lacking half-title and advert leaf (often lacking); slightly darkened on spine; else a clean and very attractive copy of the First Edition. Engraved bookplate of Ellen Amory Curtis to front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM EATER - DO NOT PURCHASE THIS BOOK, THIS BOOK WAS STOLEN, CONTACT US IF YOU SEE IT!!!!!!!!!

      Printed for Taylor and Hessey, London 1822 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 50% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** First Edition, First Issue, DO NOT PURCHASE THIS BOOK, IT WAS STOLEN, IF YOU FIND IT CONTACT, ABEBOOKS OR THE ANTIQUARIAN SHOP BEND, OR 97701. with the bookplate of Eugene Field (1850-1895, journalist and poet). On the last page is a handwritten note by Eugene Field's son stating that this was his father's book. This is a fascinating book that had a revival in the late 1960's because of the drug culture at that time. It has the half title page, albeit top half missing but all the words are there and lacking the 1 page ad in the rear. Handsomely bound in full golden tan calf by Reviere (signed binding) with marbled endpapers and edges, brown leather label with gilt lettering. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Petit Careme de Massillon

      Paris - Chez Dalibon, Libraire, 1822 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Handsome full red leather binding with gilt and blind tooled detail to spine and boards. Includes portrait frontispiece. In French!Jean Baptiste Massillon (June 24, 1663 - September 28, 1742) was a French churchman and preacher, Bishop of Clermont from 1717 until his death. His popularity was probably due to the fact that in his sermons he lays little stress on dogmatic questions, but treats generally of moral subjects, in which the secrets of the human heart and the processes of man's reason are described with poetical feeling. He has usually been contrasted with his predecessor Bourdaloue, the latter having the credit of vigorous denunciation, Massillon that of gentle persuasiveness. Besides the Petit Carme, a sermon which he delivered before the young king Louis XV in 1718, his sermons on the Prodigal Son, on the small number of the elect, on death, for Christmas Day, and for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, may be perhaps cited as his masterpieces. His funeral oration on King Louis XIV is only noted now for the opening sentence: Dieu seul est grand. But in truth Massillon is singularly free from inequality. His great literary power, his reputation for benevolence, and his known toleration and dislike of doctrinal disputes caused him to be much more favourably regarded than most churchmen by the philosophes of the 18th century. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are attached. The outer hinges are very slightly starting to crack but holding firm. There is some minor wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the edges and bumping to the corners. Internally the bookis generally clean and bright apart from staining ot the first and last few pages, including the frontispiece and title page and some occasional spots in the main text. There is aprivate library plate to the front pastedown for the colleges of St Peter and paul, Prior Park, Bath..

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        Abrégé de l'Histoire Générale des Voyages

      Achille Jourdan 1822 - Paris, Achille Jourdan, Raymond libraire, 1822, 30 volumes in-24 , 145X93mm, + un atlas de 15 planches du même format, reliure demi-basane verte, dos 4 nerfs ornés, contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile et de mieux avéré, dans les pays où les voyageurs ont pénétré, les moeurs des habitans, la religion, les usages, sciences et arts, commerce et manufactures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUITIES OF NORMANDY

      John and Arthur Arch and J. S. Cotman 1822 - Complete two volume set bound in one original polished calf volume with gilt rule lines on boards and gilt decoration and title on 7 compartment spine. Both boards are detached cleanly at hinges but present. Marbled paste downs and flys, interior text and plates near fine as only a small amount of spotty foxing is occasionaly found. Great full page engraved plates as Cotman is known for and descriptions from Dawson Turner of the architecture of Normandy. Both title pages present, see photos. If any more photos needed please contact me. Large and heavy volume so extra shipping costs will apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE YELLOW FEVER, WHICH OCCURRED IN THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, IN THE YEAR 1822.

      Samuel Marks, New York 1822 - Small octavo. iv, 120p. Newly rebound with leather spine and speckled paper boards, the original paper cover panel mount on upper cover Sabin 30316; Cordasco 20-067 Library stamps on title page and preface, general browning to paper and light foxing, some pages with early repairs, including small loss of text on page 115. All quite sound [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Roland furieux

      - Paris, chez Nepveu et Aimé André, 1822. 3 volumes in/8 reliure en plein maroquin rouge signé Niedré, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, plats à triples filets dorés, doré toutes tranches, double filets sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, vol1 : frontispice, xliii ff, 1 fac-similé d’un autographe d’Arioste, 2 vignettes, 36 planche, 463 p. - vol2 : 31 planches, 480 p. - vol.3 : 27 planches, 486 p. Beaux exemplaires avec de très rares rousseurs, Le relieur Niedree fut distingué pour son travail en 1844. Il était réputé pour ses reliures de style Renaissance ; "la conservation des marges était pour lui l’objet des plus grands soins."Orlando Furioso, ou Roland furieux est un poème épique de 40 chants, écrit par Ludovico Ariosto, dit en français l'Arioste, écrit au début du XVIe siècle, le Cinquecento italien, il sera publié en 1516. S'inscrivant dans le cycle carolingien comme un lointain descendant de la Chanson de Roland (ou Chanson de Roncevaux) et présenté, à sa sortie, comme une suite de l'Orlando Innamorato (Roland amoureux) de Matteo Maria Boiardo. Le poème fut écrit en ferrarais, le dialecte utilisé à Ferrare, puis l'Arioste lui-même l'adapta en toscan littéraire, afin qu'il soit plus accessible pour le reste de l'Italie. Roger et Bradamante y sont présentés comme les ancêtres légendaires des ducs de Ferrare, et donc du cardinal Alphonse d'Este qui était le protecteur de l'Arioste et sans doute le commanditaire du livre. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LETTRES DE MADAME DE SÉVIGNÉ de sa famille et de ses amis.

      - Paris, Janet et Cotelle, 1822, 14x21.5cm. Ouvrages en 12 volumes, plus un volume de notes et un volumes sur l'histoire de Madame de Sévigné par Aubenas. Cité par Vicaire (VII, 483). Élégantes reliure en demi chagrin rouge, plats recouvert de percaline assortie. quelques rousseurs, frottements à l'une ou l'autre coiffe, sinon bel exemplaire. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ansichten der Freien Hansestadt Lubeck und Ihrer Umgebungen

      Verlag bei Friedrich Wilmans, Frankfurt am Main 1822 - tall 8vo x[2]536[3]pp+p Text in German. Extremely rare study of the port city; notable for the 16 copperplate engravings of various locales (bridges, churches, etc), as well as the engraved title page. Bound in full contemporary brown calf, gilt-stamped spine, covers ruled in blind, plain endpapers, edges stained light green. VG (slight wear and rubbing to lower cover, slight rubbing to spine and upper cover; slight stains to endpapers, slight internal browning and/or foxing; previous owner's pencil signature on front free endpaper). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Napoleon in Exile; Or, A Voice from St Helena.The Opinions and Reflexions of Napoleon on the Most important Events of His Life and Government, in His Own Words (2 vol)

      W. Simpkin and R.Marshall, London 1822 - Très belle reliure décorative, époque Empire, plats estampés à froid décorés de filets et fleurons dorés, dos à 5 nerfs décorés, trois tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure. Ex Libris arrmoriés sur les contre-plats. Gardes marbrées. Tome I: préface XXVIIIp, 512p, deux portraits de Napoléon en médaillon hors texte, dont un en frontispice. Tome II: Napoléon en pied gravé en frontispice, 418p, vue de la maison de Napoléon à St Hélène gravée hors texte, appendix, index. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Esprit de l'Encyclopédie, ou recueil des articles les plus curieux et les plus intéressans de l'Encyclopédie. Réunis et mis en ordre par.

      chez Verdière, Paris 1822 - 15 vols. Holandesa de época, lomos lisos con decoración romántica a base de hierros dorados y gofrados. Vasto compendio de artículos de la Enciclopedia de Didérot y d'Alembert. Joseph François Gabriel de Hennequin fue un exitoso autor del siglo XVIII francés quien motivado por la repercusión y acpetación intelectual de la Enciclopedia decidió realizar un compendio de la misma. Alcanzó también gran éxito y varias ediciones.

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        MEMORIA SOBRE LAS PROPORCIONES NATURALES DE LAS PROVINCIAS INTERNAS OCCIDENTALES, CAUSAS DE QUE HAN PROVENIDO SUS ATRASOS, PROVIDENCIAS TOMADAS CON EL FIN DE LOGRAR SU REMEDIO, Y LAS QUE POR AHORA SE CONSIDERAN OPORTUNAS PARA MEJORAR SU ESTADO, E IR PROPORCIONANDO SU FUTURA FELICIDAD

      [Mexico City]: D. José Maria Ramos Palomera, 1822.. 62pp. Small quarto. Modern speckled calf, red gilt morocco label. Old ink stain on titlepage, not affecting text; two small worm holes, each about typeface size throughout. Else near fine. On April 11, 1822 the last Spanish flag flying in Mexican territory was removed from the plaza at Monterey. Iturbide's declaration of independence, and the subsequent bloodless transfer of power, left the new government in Mexico in dire need of information regarding the various regions of the new nation. The present book, submitted to the administrative authorities in Mexico City on July 1, 1822, only two months after independence, attempts to communicate such information as was needed to govern the western provinces, most notably Sonora and New Mexico. It contains far-reaching recommendations on how to administer the region politically, militarily, and economically. The report begins with a description of the provinces and their capitals, including Santa Fe. The essential recommendation is for greater local control over the regions. Riezgo proposes that the military chiefs live within the provinces under their jurisdiction, and that they have wide discretionary powers within the limits of the constitution. Locations for regional governmental centers are suggested, and recommendations are made for increased military fortifications. Riezgo discusses the trade between Santa Fe and St. Louis, recommends that New Mexico be exempt from taxes on trade for a period of five years, and assesses the threat to trade posed by Comanche raids. He also makes suggestions concerning the role of the clergy in the region, and reforms in the educational system. "An extremely rare work in full description of the regions at the time of Independence, with much on the natural resources, settlements, Indians, future possibilities, etc." - Eberstadt. We cannot trace another copy of this work in the marketplace. It contains more detailed information than the more famous accounts of Pino and Escuerdo, one published a decade before, the other published a decade after, this work. Neither Thomas W. Streeter nor Everett D. Graff were able to secure a copy of this report. A wide-ranging early Mexican administrative report, and an exceptional southwestern rarity. EBERSTADT 138:514. HOWES R287, "b."

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        Ours marins dans l'ile de S. Paul, Pl. XV (Sea Lions on the Island of St. Paul)

      First Edition: Paris, Firmin Didot 1822 - Louis Choris (1795-1828) Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde First Edition: Paris, Firmin Didot, 1822 Lithograph with original hand coloring in good condition, some minor foxing. Sheet size: 10” x 16 1/4” This view of sea lions on the island of St. Paul, one of the Pribilof Islands, a group of four Alaskan volcanic islands located in the Bering Sea between the United States and Russia, recalls the voyage of the Rurik, 1815-1818, commanded by the Russian Otto von Kotzbue, and the expedition’s search for the Northwest Passage, entering the Pacific via the Horn and returning to Europe via the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena. Choris, the official artist on the expedition, was invited by the St. Petersberg Academy to accompany Kotzbue and the present work represents a fine cross section of the places that the expedition visited: it includes views of Teneriffe, Brazil, Chile, the Pacific Islands, Hawaii, Kamchatka, Philippines, the Cape of Good Hope and Saint Helena. Choris’ magnificent work offers important pictorial representations of the people, landscape, and artifacts of the then mysterious islands of the Pacific, California, Alaska, the northwest coast of America, and other far-off lands. This work has great American interest because of its lithographs and its account of Hawaii, California, the Queen Charlotte Islands, the Aleutians, St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, and Kotzebue Island in Alaska. The lithographs are of all aspects of native life and culture. After the voyage of the Rurik, Choris went to Paris to continue work for Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde. Seized by an irresistible craving for adventure, Choris left France in 1827 for South America. He met his end when he was murdered by robbers on March 22, 1828, en route to Vera Cruz, Mexico.

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        LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES, AND NUMEROUS WORKS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER; A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE AND CONVERSATIONS WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS; AND VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION,.

      Cadell, T., London. 1822 - "NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. THE WHOLE EXHIBITING A VIEW OF LITERATURE AND LITERARY MEN IN GREAT-BRITAIN, FOR NEAR HALF A CENTURY DURING WHICH HE FLOURISHED.". 4 VOLUME SET. Vol. I: [xxxv, 444pp]. Vol. II: [462pp]. Vol. III: [446pp]. Vol. IV: [495pp]. Full tan calf leather binding, gilt double-rule borders to boards, raised spine bands, brown leather title labels with gilt lettering, gilt decorations in spine compartments, marbled textblock, marbled endpapers, gilt leaf scrolling on board edges. THE NINTH EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED. Printed for T. Cadell; F. C. and J. Rivington; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; Hatchard and Son; Ogle and Co.; G. and W. B. Whittaker; Simpkin and Marshall; J. Collingwood; and R. Saunders. Volume I has engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson and folding plate of "Facsimiles of Dr. Johnson's handwriting". Volume III has folding plate of the "Round Robin". Includes index in Volume IV. Clean and bright interior, strong binding. Light wear to leather on board corners. Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Ali Pacha, of Janina, Vizier of Epirus, surnamed Aslan, or the Lion: from various authentic documents. [A translation of A. de Beauchamp’s “Vie d’Ali Pacha” with additions.]

      London:: printed for Lupton Relfe,, 1822.. First edition.. vii,(1), 320pp, with a portrait frontis. Lacks half-title. Staining to frontis and title page. Contents otherwise in very good order with very occasional minor foxing. All edges with 19thC marbling. In new green Victorian cloth, spine ruled in gilt and black letterpiece lettered in gilt. Very nice copy.

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        Ohio and Indiana

      H. S. Tanner, Philadelphia 1822 - Engraving with original hand color. Entered according to Act of Congress, 24th day of May 1819 by Tanner, Valllance, Kearny & Co. of the State of Pennsylvania. Sheet size: 23 5/8 x 31 1/2". Inventory#: p653pmat.

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        OEUVRES COMPLÈTES DE CONDILLAC. [16 volumes].

      1822 - Paris, J. L. J. Brière, 1822. 16 volumes in-8 (135 X 212) demi-veau glacé rouge, dos quatre nerfs plats ornés d'une roulette dorée, fleuron à froid en noir dans les compartiments, large dentelle dorée en queue, petite chainette et filets dorés en queue et tête, pièce d'auteur et de titre veau vert lierre, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs éparses. « BELLE ÉDITION due aux Presses de Rignoux : le Cours d'étude a été réimprimé sur l'édition des Deux-Ponts, qui, comme nous l'avons déjà dit, n'est pas aussi complète que celle de Parme, mais il y a des exemplaires de la même édition, portant le nom de Brière et la même date, dans lesquels ce libraire a fait rétablir les passages supprimés » (Quérard, II, 268). C'est bien le cas de notre exemplaire qui porte "Brière" comme nom d'éditeur, celui-ci ayant partagé l'édition avec "Lecointe et Durey". Tome I : Notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de Condillac (59 pages) par A. F. Théry - Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines. Tome II : Traité des Systèmes. Tome III : Traité des sensations et des animaux. Tome IV : Le Commerce et le gouvernement. Tome V : Art de raisonner et grammaire. Tome VI : Art de penser et grammaire. Tome VII à X : Histoire ancienne. Tome XI à XIV : Histoire moderne. Tome XV : Etude de l'histoire et logique. Tome XVI : Langue des calculs. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, complet en 16 volumes, dans une jolie reliure romantique strictement d'époque, au dos décoratif. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

      London: Longman, Hurst, Reese, Orme, and Brown, 1822; 1824. 2 volumes. Rare First edition, and a set with fine provenance. Extensively illustrated with 10 very fine hand-coloured plates, 3 of which are large folding panoramic vignettes, 50 engraved vignettes and a huge folding map in the first volume, 10 hand-coloured plates, 2 of which are folding panoramas, and 46 engraved vignettes in the second, a total of 20 hand-coloured plates. 4to, in handsome full polished calf of the period, the boards with central gilt tools of famed banker and antiquarian Hudson Gurney (1775-1864) and double gilt fillet lines at the borders, the spine featuring elaborately gilt tooled panel designs within the compartments, elaborately gilt borders and central ornamental tools, the raised bands gilt, two red morocco labels lettered and ruled in gilt, end-leaves renewed, board edges gilt rolled, turn-ins stippled in blind. [xii], 582, 4; [iv], 648. A very handsome and desirable set, the paper quite fresh with only a hint of minor and very occasional foxing, the colourplates fresh and bright, the very large folding map in pleasing condition, the bindings handsome and in good order and with minor aging, the hinges sometime strengthened and restored incorporating the original spine panels. "The most valuable and accurate work on South Africa published up to the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and embracing a description of a large part of the Cape Colony and Bechuanaland at this period... The illustrations in the volumes are characterized by great beauty and accuracy... The work is now extremely scarce, many copies having been broken up in the middle of the nineteenth century for the plates." - Mendelssohn. This copy includes the &#147;Hints to Emigration&#148;, which is bound in the end of Volume I. The location of this separately printed addition varies and is listed differently in the Abbey copy, British Museum copy and Tooley copy and does not have the half titles. Our copy is matching the Abbey copy. This copy has the half-page errata slip at the beginning of Volume I, which is not found in all copies.<br> William Burchell travelled in South Africa between 1810 and 1815 making one of the greatest scientific explorations of his day. He collected over 50,000 specimens, and covered over 7000 km, much of which was over completely unexplored terrain. The description of his journey, Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa, appeared in 1822 and 1824 and is now highly prized and of great scarcity. There is little doubt that a third volume was planned, since the second volume ends long before completion of his journey.<br> On 25 August 1815 he sailed from Cape Town with 48 crates of specimens aboard the vessel "Kate", calling at St. Helena and arriving back at Fulham on 11 November 1815. He traveled in Brazil between 1825 and 1830, again collecting a large number of specimens, including over 20,000 insects. The journals covering his Brazil expedition are missing, as are his diaries relating to his later travels. His field note books, detailing his plant collections, survive at Kew, and from those the latter part of his trip can be reconstructed.<br> His collection of plants, skins, skeletons, insects, seeds, bulbs and fish is considered to be the most extensive ever made in Africa, before or since. After his death by suicide, the bulk of his plant specimens went to Kew and the insects to Oxford University Museum. He is known for the copious and accurate notes he made to accompany every collected specimen, detailing habit and habitat, as well as the numerous drawings and paintings of landscapes, portraits, costumes, people, animals and plants.

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        Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa With an Entirely New Map, and Numerous Engravings.

      London Printed for Longman, Husrt, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1822 - Inscribed by the Author to his Niece BURCHELL, William John. Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa. With an Entirely New Map, and Numerous Engravings. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822-1824. First edition. Two quarto volumes (10 11/16 x 8 3/8 inches; 270 x 214 mm.). [4], viii, [contents, lists of plates and vignettes], 582, 4, [2, blank]; [8], 648, [2, blank] pp. Bound without half-titles and final blank in first volume but with the 4 pp. "Hints on Emigration to the Cape of Good Hope" (which was printed separately in 1824 and not found in all copies), and the half-page errata slip at the beginning of Volume I. Large folding engraved map, twenty hand-colored aquatint plates (five folding), and ninety-six wood-engraved vignettes (fifty in Volume I and forty-six in Volume II). Inscribed on the front blank by the author "To his Niece Ruth Burchell/with the Authors kind love." Contemporary purple morocco, expertly rebacked to style over blue morocco. Covers with elaborately gilt panels, spines with gilt compartments and lettering, all edges gilt. Some offsetting from plates, map with some minor fold tears. ZZ4 of volume II with a one-inch tear to upper blank margin (not affecting any lettering). Hinges starting. With previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Overall, a very good, tight and clean copy. In 1805, naturalist and explorer William J. Burchell "was appointed by the East India Company &#145;schoolmaster and acting botanist&#146; at the island of St Helena. While there he made the acquaintance of General Janssens, the last Dutch governor of the Cape, and of Dr Martin Lichtenstein, then a young physician on the governor&#146;s staff, and afterwards a celebrated Berlin naturalist. Furnished with letters of introduction from them to the chief Dutch and German residents, Burchell set off to the Cape with the intention of exploring the interior of South Africa. A party of Hottentots were his sole companions and assistants in more than three years of exploration, during which he made large collections of mammalia.He only published the first part of his Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa (1822-24), a book written in excelent style and illustrated from his own drawings" (Prideaux). "The most valuable and accurate work on South Africa published up to the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and embracing a description of a large part of the Cape Colony and Bechuanaland at this period. Theal (&#145;History of South Africa, 1795-1834&#146;) remarks that the author was &#145;a man of talent, an easy writer, and scrupulously exact in his descriptions,&#146; and according to Sclater he was &#145;a most skilful and well-trained zoologist and botanist, and his observations are all accurate and methodical.&#146; Burchell penetrated as far as &#145;Lattakoo&#146; (afterwards known as Kuruman), and during his explorations, which extended over a period of four years, made important collections of the fauna, flora, and curiosities of the country, together with a large number of drawings. Generally speaking, Burchell appears to have been favourably impressed by the Boers.The author&#146;s name is perpetuated in the country by the appellation of &#145;Burchell&#146;s Zebra&#146; (equus burchelli), a species of quagga discovered by him &#145;in the country immediately to the north of the Orange River.he was also the first to mention the existence of asbestos in this part of the country. The illustrations in the volumes are characterized by great beauty and accuracy, and it is stated in the Preface that, &#145;in order to ensure greater correctness in the vignettes, the author has made all these drawings upon the blocks themselves&#146;; the coloured plates are particularly admired, and the drawings from which they were engraved were prepared with great care by the artist, and were untouched by any other hand. The work is now extremely scarce, many copies having been broken up in the middle of the nineteenth century for the plates" (Mendelssohn). Abbey, Travel, 327. Mend [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels In The Interior Of Southern Africa.

      London: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1822-24. - 2 Volumes. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-viii, [8], 582; 3 p.l., 648. complete with errata slip but lacking half-titles. Hints on Emigration bound at the beginning of the first volume. large folding engraved map & 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates (5 folding). 96 wood-engravings in the text. full modern dark blue morocco (occasional minor offsetting or light foxing, short tear in map fold &#150; no loss). First edition. "The most valuable and accurate work on South Africa published up to the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and embracing a description of a large part of the Cape Colony and Bechuanaland at this period. Theal (&#145;History of South Africa, 1795-1834&#146;) remarks that the author was &#145;a man of talent, an easy writer, and scrupulously exact in his descriptions&#146;, and according to Sclater he was &#145;a most skillful and well-trained zoologist and botanist, and his observations are all accurate and methodical.&#146; Burchell penetrated as far as &#145;Lattakoo&#146; (afterwards known as Kuruman), and during his explorations, which extended over a period of four years, made important collections of the fauna, flora, and curiosities of the country, together with a large number of drawings. Generally speaking, Burchell appears to have been favourably impressed by the Boers.The author&#146;s name is perpetuated in the country by the appellation of &#145;Burchell&#146;s Zebra&#146; (equus burchelli), a species of quagga discovered by him &#145;in the country immediately to the north of the Orange River.he was also the first to mention the existence of asbestos in this part of the country. The illustrations in the volumes are characterized by great beauty and accuracy, and it is stated in the Preface that, &#145;in order to ensure greater correctness in the vignettes, the author has made all these drawings upon the blocks themselves&#146;; the coloured plates are particularly admired, and the drawings from which they were engraved were prepared with great care by the artist, and were untouched by any other hand. The work is now extremely scarce, many copies having been broken up in the middle of the nineteenth century for the plates." (Mendelssohn) Some of the panoramic views were executed on the then practically unknown principle of scenographic projection on the surface of a revolving cylinder. The work covers Burchell's explorations in 1811 and 1812. A third volume relating his travels from 1812 to 1815 was projected but never published. In all Burchell claimed that his African collections consisted of 63,000 natural objects, 500 drawings, and a mass of astronomical, meteorological, and other observations and notes. A selection of his specimens were presented to the British museum following his return and are now in South Kensington. Abbey, Travel, 327. Mendelssohn I p. 224. Prideaux pp. 239 & 329. Tooley 116. [Attributes: First Edition]

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