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        Philosophical and Practical Grammar of the English Language

      New Haven: Howe & Spalding, 1822. - The Second Edition. 223 pages, 4 3/4" x 7 1/4", hardcover, (rebound in half calf, after renewed endpapers first page is Title Page. First few pages and last few pages(including the Title Page) have chipped edges and small tears. Very browned throughout. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Irwin Books]
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        "Landshut von der Mittagsseite". Gesamtansicht mit der Trausnitz, rechts vorne sitzender Raucher mit Hund.

      . Kupferstich von H. Adam bei Krüll, 1822, 19 x 33,5 cm.. Lentner 8677. - Mit breitem Rand und ohne Faltspuren!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Gesamtansicht mit dem Watzmann, im Vordergrund Jäger mit Hund.

      . Altkolorierte Lithographie von J.A. Sedlmayr aus "Ansichten des bayrischen Hochlandes", München, 1822 - 1825, 21 x 30,5 cm.. Winkler 953, 36; Lentner 7114: "Hübsche Lithographie". - Alt auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten und montiert, darunter von alter Hand mit Feder bezeichnet.

      [Bookseller: Franziska Bierl Antiquariat]
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        THE HISTORY OF PRESTON IN LANCASHIRE; Together with THE GUILD MERCHANT, AND SOME ACCOUNT OF THE DUCHY AND COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER.

      London ;- Edward Jeffery and Son 1822 - RARE CONTEMPORARY COPY IN ORIGINAL PAPER BOARDS WITH HAND-WRITTEN SPINE LABEL. Quarto. Folding Engraved Frontispiece (offset to Title-page) & engraved plates. 156pps. Uncut. (Some light foxing) Ex Guild Mayor 'J.J.Ward's' copy with his address. Heraldic Bookplate. SUPERB ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane

      Hurst, Robinson and Company, London 1822 - Four volumes, small octavo, 24 engravings including 4 frontispieces, some foxing to plates and preliminaries, very good; half polished calf with marbled boards, spines with double morocco labels, gilt. A lovely set of the French novelist and playwright Alain-René Lesage's masterpiece in a Root binding. Lesage (1668-1747), began his career translating Spanish works and came to appreciate the form pioneered in Spain known as the picaresque novel. A new edition with engravings from paintings by Robert Smirke (1752-1845), the English artist. Smirk studied at the Royal Academy and is well known for his illustrative work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Psychologie in drei Theilen als empirische, reine und angewandte. Zum Gebrauch seiner Zuhörer.

      in der Johann Georg Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, Stuttgart und Tübingen, 1822 - Zweite Auflage. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der Johann Georg Cotta'schen Buchhandlung 1822. 8°. XXXIV, 537 S., 3 n.n. S. Tabellen. Himbeerroter Halbmaroquinband der Zeit mit elfenbeinfarbenem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Gold- und Schwarzprägung und schöner Bundvergoldung, Marmorschnitt und sehr speziellen Marmorpapiervorsätzen. Ziegenfuss 301. - Hirsch 2, 301. - Die erste Ausgabe von 1817 erschien noch ohne das Kapitel "über die Lehre vom thierischen Magnetismus die in den letzten fünf Jahren grosse Fortschritte machte". - Eschenmayer (1768-1852), Schüler der Karls-Schule, studierte in Tübingen Medizin und stand im Einfluss von Schellings Philosophie. Ab 1811 unterrichtete er in Tübingen angewandte Philosophie. Als Hofarzt erlangte er den Adelsstand und brachte sein Prestige, zusammen mit Heinrich Steffens und Gotthilf Heinrich Schubert, zur Unterstützung Schellings ein, nachdem die naturwissenschaftlich und nicht die naturphilosophisch ausgerichtete Medizin vorzuherrschen begann. - Die vorliegende Psychologie beschäftigt sich deshalb nicht nur mit den Sinneswahrnehmungen, u.a. auch das Assoziationsvermögen, sondern auch mit körperlichen Organen und ihrem Einfluss auf den Geist, den Magnetismus und dem Einfluss der Himmelsmechanik auf den Menschen. - Papier stellenweise leicht gebräunt. - Exemplar auf geripptem Schreibpapier in einem sehr schönen, sehr originellen Einband. Sprache: Deutsch Himbeerroter Halbmaroquinband der Zeit mit elfenbeinfarbenem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Gold- und Schwarzprägung und schöner Bundvergoldung, Marmorschnitt und sehr speziellen Marmorpapiervorsätzen. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Kst.- Karte., v. O.O. Bagge ( Zeichnung F. v. Hedemann ) nach A(ndreas C.(hristopher) Gudme, "Karte über die Gegend von Kiel ..".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1822, 70 x 70. Lüdker / Schröder, Lexikon der Schleswig - Holstein, Lauenburg u. Eutinischen Schriftsteller, 1829, S. 201. - Sehr seltene Karte der Umgebung von Kiel des Andreas Chr. Gudme ( ab 1806 Landinspektor von Kiel ). - Oben links der Titel und die Zeichenerklärung. Zeigt das Gebiet Surendorf, Selenter See, Plön, Bordesholm, Westensee, Gettorf. - Durch alte Faltung bedingte Einrisse wurden restauriert.

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        "Königlich Baier'sche Cheveauxlegers rafraichirend vor einem Wirthshaus". Vor einem Holzhaus mit Balkon halten zwei Soldaten mit vier Pferden, dazu eine Mädchen in Tracht, rechts ein Ziehbrunnen, im Hintergrund Gebirgslandschaft mit Burg. Vermutlich ein Haus in Partenkirchen mit der Ruine Werdenfels im Hintergrund.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte, bez. u. sign. "gemalt und auf Stein gezeichnet von C. Heinzmann", bei Velten, Karlsruhe, dat. 1822, 23 x 25,5 cm.. Inkunabel der Lithographie, Winkler 315, 34; Lentner 12301: "Hübsches Militärkostümblatt mit reizender landschaftlicher Szenerie"; nicht in Slg. Maillinger.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Autograph Manuscript Signed, 8vo, n.p., ca. 1822

      . Original fair copy of his poem, "40 Signs of Rain," that he has written in full holograph. Above the title he writes, "Original Poem by Dr. Jenner." Apparently each time he wrote out this poem it was slightly different. We have included two published copies that appear to have numerous changes and deletions from the original that is being offered. Matted and Framed with a beautiful 4to bust length lithograph of Jenner by Engermann.

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        Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa

      Inscribed by the Author to his NieceBURCHELL, 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. ìHints on Emigration to the Cape of Good Hopeî (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 ìwas appointed by the East India Company ëschoolmaster and acting botanistí 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 governorís 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 drawingsî (Prideaux).ìThe 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 (ëHistory of South Africa, 1795-1834í) remarks that the author was ëa man of talent, an easy writer, and scrupulously exact in his descriptions,í and according to Sclater he was ëa most skilful and well-trained zoologist and botanist, and his observations are all accurate and methodical.í Burchell penetrated as far as ëLattakooí (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 authorís name is perpetuated in the country by the appellation of ëBurchellís Zebraí (equus burchelli), a species of quagga discovered by him ëin 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, ëin order to ensure greater correctness in the vignettes, the author has made all these drawings upon the blocks themselvesí; 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 platesî (Mendelssohn).Abbey, Travel, 327. Mendelssohn I, p. 224. Prideaux, pp. 239 and 329. Tooley 116.HBS 64970.$12,500

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        "Ansicht von Schliersee". Blick von Westenhofen auf den See mit dem Dorf Schliersee links und Fischhausen in der Ferne, im Vordergrund links Ziegen, in der Bildmitte treibt eine Bäuerin Kühe heim.

      . Altkol. Lithographie von J.A. Sedlmayr aus "Ansichten des bayrischen Hochlandes", München, 1822 - 1825, 20 x 30 cm.. Winkler 953, 31; Lentner 10405: Sehr selten. (Bei Lentner falsch bezeichnet 'Ettinger del.'). - Im zauberhaften Altkolorit und in tadelloser Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Ansicht von Schliersee". Altkolorierte Lithographie von J.A. Sedlmayr. Aus "Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Gegenden des bayerischen Hochlandes", München 1822-1825. 20,5:29,5 cm. - Kleine Braunflecken außerhalb der Darstellung.

      München: 1822. Winkler 953, 31. - Blick von Westenhofen auf den See mit dem Dorf Schliersee und Fischhausen in der Ferne, im Vordergrund ein Hirte mit Ziegen und eine Bäuerin mit Kühen. - Sehr seltenes Blatt, hier mit breitem Papierrand..

      [Bookseller: Nürnberger Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Archive of letters to and from the descendants of John and Abigail Adams

      n.p., c. 1822-1873 John and Abigail Adams? youngest son Thomas Boylston Adams (1772-1832) and his wife Ann Harrod Adams (1774-1846) had seven children: Abigail Smith Adams (1806-1845), Elizabeth Coombs Adams (1808-1903), Thomas Boylston Adams, Jr. (1809-1837), Frances Foster Adams (1811-1812), Isaac Hull Adams (1813-1900), John Quincy Adams (1815-1854), and Joseph Harrod Adams (1817-1853).Edwin Bartlett was married to Caroline E. Harrod, daughter of Joseph Harrod, Ann Harrod Adams? brother. Caroline was the niece of Thomas Boylston Adams.This collection comes directly from the wife of the great-great-great grandson of Edwin Bartlett?s brother, Charles L. Bartlett; she was the great-great granddaughter of Union General William F. Bartlett.THOMAS BOYLSTON ADAMS. ALS, no date but 1822-1824. Family letter to his teenage son Cadet Thomas B. Adams, Jr., at Norwich Academy, Vermont. Free frank signature of President John Adams has been cut off the address leaf, removing about 10-12 words of text on

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        Bracebridge Hall [2 vols]

      New York: C.S. Van Winkle, 1822 New York: C.S. Van Winkle, 1822. BAL 10109. First Edition. 2 vols. 348; 351 pp. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards; spines tooled and lettered in gilt. See scans. Armorial bookplates of Henry Casimir de Rham and Carroll Atwood Wilson. Joints worn, with Vol 1 front cover very tender but not detached. Moderate toning and soiling. Age toning to contents, some foxing; still in Very Good condition in handsome period bindings. Very scarce set, unique with the associative bookplates. L28

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        System des Tellurismus oder Thierischen Magnetismus, 2 vols

      Leipzig, 1822. First Edition. Original paste paper boards. Fine copy; some light occasional spotting; unopened 8vo., There are two plates and a chart. An unusual book dealing with mesmerism, somnambulism and insanity. The author was an accomplished physician and ophthalmologist who lectured in Jena. According to Hirsch he had a life long interest in psychic phenomena and mesmerism. The book offered here is an explanation of the plan of Kieser's treatment of patients with animal magnetic manipulations. The most interesting parts of the book are his comments on the origin of the ailments he chose to treat in this fashion and the mechanisms of cure he proposed. Absent from Tinterow and Gartrell; see Dingwall II for a good account.

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        Anecdotes of The Revolutionary War in America, with Sketches of Character of the Most Distinguished, in the Southern States, for Civil and Military Services

      Charleston: Printed for the author by A.E. Miller, 1822. First edition, with the errata leaf and nine pages of subscribers. original full brown calf, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Edges and spine ends a little rubbed, occasional browning and light foxing throughout. Quarto. Together two volumes Among those Garden discusses are Francis Marion, Nathanael Greene, George Washington, William Moultrie, Henry Lee and Charles Coatesworh Pinckney. “The author was at one time aide-de-camp to General Green and was a lieutenant in Lee’s Legion in February, 1782. His work contains much original information” - Church. With: Anecdotes of the American Revolution, Illustrative of the Talents and Virtues of the Heroes and Patriots Who Acted the Most Conspicuous Parts Therein. “Second Series”. Charleston: Printed by A. E. Miller, 1828. First edition with the errata leaf [Gephart 13412. Howes G61. Church V, 1321. Sabin 26599. American Imprints 8801].

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        Applications de Geometrie et de Mechanique, 1822

      SCARCE 1822 FIRST EDITION of the work in which the mathematician Charles Dupin first introduced a nonspherical surface with the property that all its lines of curvature were circular. He called this surface a 'cyclide.' Recently, cyclides have been revived for use as surface patches in computer aided geometric design (CAGD), specialized military or aerospace applications, and surface modeling. According to the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, "In the Applications we find an elaboration of Monge's theory of deblais et remblais -- and, hence, of congruences of straight lines, with applications to geometrical optics. Here Dupin, improving on a theorem of Malus's (1807), stated that a normal congruence remains normal after reflection and refraction. He also gave a more complete theory of the cyclids as the envelopes of the spheres tangent to three given spheres and discussed floating bodies" (DSB, IV, 257). CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: Bachelier Successeur Courcier. 4to. (10.25 x 8.25 inches, 256 x 206mm). [xxxv], 1, [336 pages], 17 plates. Illustration: 17 large fold-out copperplates. Exterior: Bound in half calf over scuffed and rubbed marbled paper boards. There is some chipping at the head and foot of the spine and at the edge tips, but nothing major. The binding is very tight and solid. Interior: Complete. Marbled endpapers. A very occasional and very light age spot. Very good condition throughout the interior by any measure.

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        A Collection of Swiss Costumes in Miniature. Designed by Reinhardt. Each Plate Represents a View Taken on the Spot; To Which is Added a Description in French and English. Collection de Costumes Suisses, D'Apres les Dessins de Reinhardt. Chaque Planche Represente un Costume Avec Une Vue Prise Sur Les Lieux, A Laquelle on A Joint. La Description en Anglais et en Francais

      London: W. T. Gilling; printed by G. Schulze, 1822. First Edition. Half Morocco over Marbled Boards. 4to, 11 by 7.5", 28 by 19 cm. With 30 exquisite hand-colored plates. Lipperheide 907. Colas 2530. Shelfwear and rubbing to contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. Some finger soiling to margins of plates and text leaves. Some foxing of blank preliminaries. Still, tissue guards intact and overall quite clean, with plates fresh, bright, and like small fine paintings, and the pictures are more richly detailed than the typical aquatint costume books of the same vintage. The illustrations also capture perfectly the folkish, even naive, simplicity associated with Swiss culture at the time yet with elegance. There is, in other words, no crudeness or coarseness to the figures depicted. A most extraordinary achievement, comparable to the paintings of Lory of the same period.

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed, 8vo, n.p., ca. 1822

      - Original fair copy of his poem, "40 Signs of Rain," that he has written in full holograph. Above the title he writes, "Original Poem by Dr. Jenner." Apparently each time he wrote out this poem it was slightly different. We have included two published copies that appear to have numerous changes and deletions from the original that is being offered. Matted and Framed with a beautiful 4to bust length lithograph of Jenner by Engermann.

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        Official Government Document] Rutherford B. Hayes

      - [Official Government Document] Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893). U.S. President (1877-1881). Presidential appointment of Superintendent of the Tenth Census to Francis A. Walker, signed by President Rutherford B. Hayes and countersigned by Secretary of the Interior C. Schurz, dated April 5, 1879. Framed under glass (not examined out of frame) Document measures approx. 15" x 20", frame measures approx. 24" x 8". He was an economist, statistician, civil servant, military officer and author of books about the leaders of the Civil War, Commissioner of Indian affairs, he held a bachelor of Law degree, and he became President of MIT which he until his death in 1897.

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        THE HISTORY OF JOHNNY QUAE GENUS, THE LITTLE FOUNDLING OF THE LATE DOCTOR SYNTAX: A POEM

      London: R. Ackermann, 1822. Combe's sequel and the final original installment of the Doctor Syntax series A handsome "tall" copy, illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson with 24 hand-colored aquatint plates. Full polished tan calf, a.e.g., the spine with morocco titles, and floral ornaments, triple fillets around the covers, double fillets on the board edges, and dentelle turn-ins. The Rowlandson plates are pristine. (Abbey Travel 268).

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        Diary of a Journey Overland , through the Maritime Provinces of China, from Manchao, on the South Coast of Hainan, to Canton, in the Years 1819 and 1820

      London: Richard Phillips, 1822. Octavo; a very good copy bound in later cloth. An interesting anonymous account (the Preface is signed "J.R. Supercargo") of an early journey through China from Macao to Canton on board the English vessel Friendship, Captain Ross. The book also includes several separate articles of interest including an official edict on the banning of opium and Milne's description of Chinese printing. This was published as part of Sir Richard Phillips' New Voyages and Travels (London, 1820-23), and like the other titles in the series was also available separately.

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        Tagebuch einer Landreise durch die Küstenprovinzen Chinas. Von Manchao, an der Südküste von Hainan nach Canton. In den Jahren 1819 und 1820. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Dr. C. Fl. Leidenfrost, Professor.

      Weimar im Verlage des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs 1822 - 2 Teile in einem Band. - 2 parts in 1 vol. 20x12,5 cm. 1 w. Bl., VIII, 1 Bl., 270 S.; 1 w. Bl., IV, 1 Bl., 198 S. Kartonband mit rotem Rückenschild. Kanten etwas berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Gold. Rückentitel. - Board with red label and gilt title. Borders easily rubbed, corners bumped. Neue Bibliothek der wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen zur Erweiterung der Erd- und Völkerkunde; in Verbindung mit einigen anderen Gelehrten gesammelt und herausgegeben von Dr. F(riedrich) J(ustin) Bertuch (Großherzogl. Sachsen-Weimar. Legations-Rathe.). 31. Band, 1. und 2. Abteilung, 1822. Innen überwiegend sehr sauber. Roter Seitenschnitt rundum. 2. Titelseite gestempelt. - Inside predominantly very clean. Red page edges all around. Beschreibung des Buches: 31. Band, 1. Abtheilung: Reise durch Armenien und Persien, in den Jahren 1805 und 1806, von P. Amédée Jaubert, Ritter der Ehrenlegion, Requetenmeister im außerordentlichen Dienst, Übersetzer-Secretär des Königs von Frankreich für die Orientalischen Sprachen, Prof. der Türkischen Sprache an der Königl. Bibliothek zu Paris etc. Nebst einer Nachricht über Chilan und Masenderan, von dem Obristen Trezel. (Aus dem Französischen). 31. Band, 2. Abtheilung: Tagebuch einer Landreise durch die Küstenprovinzen Chinas von Manchao, an der Südküste von Hainan nach Canton. In den Jahren 1819 und 1820. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Dr. C(arl) Fl(orentin) Leidenfrost, Professor. - Bertuch, Friedrich Justin. Verleger und Schriftsteller, * 30.9.1747 Weimar, † 3.4.1822 Weimar. - Karl Florentin Leidenfrost (1783–1834), deutscher Historiker. - Camille Alphonse Trézel (* 5. Januar 1780 in Paris; † 11. April 1860 in Paris) war ein französischer General und Verteidigungsminister während der Juli-Monarchie. Er diente in den 1830er Jahren bei der französischen Eroberung Algeriens, wo er bei der Schlacht von Macta eine verheerende Niederlage erlitt. - Pierre Amédée Jaubert (* 3. Juni 1779 in Aix-en-Provence; † 30. Januar 1847 in Paris) war ein französischer Orientalist. An der École speciales des langues orientales war Jaubert Schüler von Silvestre de Sacy, einer seiner Mitschüler war Étienne Marc Quatremère. Im Alter von 18 Jahren begleitete er Napoléon Bonaparte auf dessen ägyptischen Feldzug als Dolmetscher und wurde bald darauf auch dessen Sekretärdolmetscher. In dieser Stellung übersetzte er dessen Proklamationen und Korrespondenzen mit den Stammesführern in die Landessprache. Ab 1802 wirkte Jaubert mehrere Jahre als Dolmetscher bei der französischen Gesandtschaft in Konstantinopel und Persien und erhielt dann den Posten eines Geschäftsträgers in Konstantinopel. (Quellen: Wikipedia, ADB) Neue Bibliothek der wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen zur Erweiterung der Erd- und Völkerkunde; in Verbindung mit einigen anderen Gelehrten gesammelt und herausgegeben von Dr. F(riedrich) J(ustin) Bertuch (Großherzogl. Sachsen-Weimar. Legations-Rathe.). 31. Band, 1. und 2. Abteilung, 1822. 1.100 gr. Kartonband mit rotem Rückenschild. Kanten etwas berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Gold. Rückentitel. - Board with red label and gilt title. Borders easily rubbed, corners bumped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works, of the Right Honourable Sir Chas. Hanbury Williams,

      Pall-Mall. London.: Edward Jeffery and Son, 1822 1st ed, VG+, 3 vols complete. In quarter red modern paper spine and contemporary plain brown boards, corners and edges rubbed slightly, some marks. Spines, contemporary paper labels, a little browned. Internally, no inscriptions etc, top edges cut, remainder uncut, printed by TC Hansard, Peterborough-court, Fleet-street, London. Vol 1, portrait frontis, [5], (vi-xxiv), [1], 2-256 pp, some leaves uncut, Whatman? water mark to tp, 59 poems. Vol 2, portrait frontis, [3], (iv-vii), [1]. [1], 2-272 pp, 52 poems, some leaves uncut. Vol 3, portrait frontis, [3], (iv) only, [1], 2-123 pp, [3], [1], (ii-xciv), many leaves uncut, 24 poems and 1 letter. (Lowndes 2930. Brockett 2958. Allibone 2735). Williams, writer and diplomatist, who in addition to political satire and panegyric, wrote much miscellaneous verse: songs, love poems, complimentary verses, and imitations of Horace, Virgil, and Ovid. Much of his poetry was judged obscene, even by his contemporaries, and his reputation has reflected that judgement. Many poems, however, were not meant to be published but rather to be sung among drinking companions or read aloud to friends to gain the reputation of a wit. See ODNB.

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        A Manual of Operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1946

      FIRST EDITION of the profusely illustrated "manual for the electromechanical Harvard Mark I, the first programmable calculating machine to actually produce mathematical tables, [and] the first to fulfill the dream of Charles Babbage originally set out in print in 1822" (Norman, From Gutenberg to the Internet, 481). "The Mark I, also known as the IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, was the brainchild of Howard Aiken, who first conceived of building a powerful, large-scale calculating machine in 1935;" construction began in 1939 (ibid). An imposing thick quarto with large photographs of the very modernistic looking Mark I, this technical volume full of computer programs must have been perceived as radically new when it was published. The computer historian Paul Ceruzzi, in his introduction to the 1985 reprint of the Mark I's manual, implies as much in the following description: "The Harvard Mark I manual was a milepost that marked the state of the art of machine computation at one of its critical places: where, for the first time, machines could automatically evaluate arbitrary sequences of arithmetic operations. Most of this volume consists of descriptions of the Mark I's components, its architecture, and operational codes for directing it to solve typical problems… The Manual is one of the first places where sequences of arithmetic operations for the solution of numeric problems by machine were explicitly spelled out. It is furthermore the first extended analysis of what is now known as computer programming since Charles Babbage's and Lady Lovelace's writings a century earlier. The instruction sequence, which one finds scattered throughout this volume, are thus among the earliest examples anywhere of digital computer programs" (Ceruzzi, 1985 Introduction, xv). CONDITION & DETAILS: Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 10.75 x 8 (268 x 200mm); [16], 561 [3]pp. 17 numbered plates and many text illustrations. Ex-libris bearing only a minute perforated "UM" on the title page; there are no other library markings whatsoever. Bound in original blue publisher's cloth. Clean, bright, tightly and solidly bound. Near fine condition. The interior is also in near fine condition.

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        Lady in the Lake

      Two Volumes, Each With a Fore-Edge Painting[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Lady in the Lake. Edinburgh: Printed for Arch. Constable and Co., 1822.Two twelvemo volumes (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches; 165 x 97 mm). Volumes IV and V of The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Each volume with a fore-edge painting. Volume IV with a fore-edge painting of Craigmiller Castle and volume V with a fore-edge painting of Loch Leven Castle.Full, navy blue straight-grain morocco. Boards stamped with a vignette in gilt of a countryside scene and paneled in blind. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Blue drab endpapers. A bit of foxing and dampstaining, mainly to blank preliminaries and not affecting fore-edge. Overall very good."The Scene from the following Poem is laid chiefly in the vicinity of Loch-Katrine, in the Western Highlands of Perthshire. The time of Action includes Six Days, and the transactions of each day occupy a Canto."HBS 65863.$1,000

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        TA., Colosseum, "Veduta del grand interno dell' Anfiteatro Flavio, detto il Colesseo".

      . Kupferstich v. Rossini aus Le Antichita Romano .., dat. 1822, 44 x 64,5. Prachtvoller Kupferstich, der den Innenraum des Kolosseums zeigt.

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        TA., Grabmahl der Metella, "Veduta del Gran Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella.. situato nella Via Appia".

      . Kupferstich v. Rossini aus Le Antichita Romano .., dat. 1822, 45 x 61,5.

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        TA., Forum Romanum, "Parte del Foro Romano, e del Monte Capitolino preso dalla parte ov' erano situati li rostri".

      . Kupferstich v. Rossini aus Le Antichita Romano .., dat. 1822, 35,2 x 43,5.

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        An account of the Fishes found in the river Ganges and its branches.

      Edinburgh, Constable & Co. und London, Hurst, Robinson & Co., 1822.. Erste (1.) Auflage. First Edition. Text- und Tafelband in zwei Bänden. Textband: VII, 405 Seiten, 1 Bl. (Errata). Tafelband: Mit 97 Abbildungen auf 39 in Kupfer gestochenen Tafeln. Textband: Lex-8° (27,5 x 22,5 cm), zeitgenössischer grüner Halblederband über vier unechten Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung, Lederecken, marmorierte Deckel und dreiseitig marmorierter Schnitt. Tafelband: Quer-Folio (26 x 39 cm), zeitgenössischer brauner Halblederband über vier Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel auf montiertem roten Lederschild mit ornamentalem Goldrahmen, große Lederecken, marmorierte Deckel.. Nissen Fischbücher Nr. 72; Nissen ZBI 1809; Dean Vol. 1, S. 195 (unter Buchanan). Erste und einzige Auflage der außerordentlich seltenen Originalausgabe. Das erste umfangreiche Werk über die Fische des Ganges, von grundlegender Bedeutung für die indische Ichthyofaunistik und Grundlage für zahlreiche nachfolgende Werke. Es enthält Beschreibungen von 269 Fischarten, darunter zahlreiche Erstbeschreibungen. - Einbände leicht berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Textband mit großem gestochenen Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel, Vorsätze stärker gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig, ansonsten nur wenige Textseiten mit vereinzelten kleineren Braunflecken in den Randbereichen. Nahezu alle Tafeln mit ihren qualitativ hochwertigen Fischabbildungen sind außergewöhnlich sauber und frisch. Dies ist besonders bemerkenswert, da die Tafeln bei diesem Werk üblicherweise stark bis sehr stark gebräunt bzw, braunfleckig sind. Insgesamt sehr wohlerhaltenes und komplettes Exemplar in dekorativen Einbänden. Sehr selten !

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        VIEW NEAR FORT MONTGOMERY. No. 18 OF The Hudson River Port Folio

      New York: Henry J. Megarey, [1822].. Aquatint, colored by hand, by John Hill, after W.G. Wall. Sheet size: 18 1/2 x 24 inches. Very good. Superb example of one of the greatest and earliest works devoted to the American landscape. Wall and Hill demonstrate in this view their great talent for investing apparently simple and random scenes with grandeur and intrigue. The focal point of the image is an unadorned raft with a number of men shown from so far away that there no distinguishing individual characteristics: they are mere figures floating down the calm, mirror-like river. The hills that slope down into the river are reflected to such a degree that it's hard to discern exactly where the hills stops and the reflection begins. The succession of hills and the river recede into the distance beneath a grey sky, also reflected in the river. The hills, river and sky seem to have a quiet liveliness of quite a different order than that of the active little figures on the raft. "THE HUDSON RIVER PORTFOLIO, a series of twenty views…celebrates the beauty of the Hudson and its surroundings. It is amongst the finest collections of New York State views ever published...The aquatints show us the region of the Hudson's headwaters, the rapids it creates on its journey downstream, the bridges it makes imperative overhead, the trade that its navigability spawns, and, most of all, the ennobling topographic settings through which it passes. In the final view, New York from Governor's Island, we see the Hudson at the end of its journey, where it joins the East River in New York Bay…William Guy Wall...was a native of Dublin who came to America in 1818...Beginning in 1826, he exhibited frequently at the National Academy of Design...[He was skilful with atmospheric perspective in his landscapes, and he created almost spiritual effects with light, at a time when viewers were used to literal depictions. Between 1828 and 1835 he remained in America, but then returned to Dublin for twenty years. He came back to America for four years between 1856 and 1860, before again returning in Ireland where he lived for the remaining four years of his life] Wall frequently worked in tandem with John Hill, whose emigration from England predated that of Wall by two years...According to Koke, 'the artistic achievement for which Hill is best known...was the Hudson River Portfolio, a landscape series closely akin to the Picturesque Views of American Scenery recently finished for the Careys' (JOHN HILL MASTER OF AQUATINT, p.86)...Hill, an aquatintist virtually without peer in America, was called in to fill the place vacated by John Rubens Smith, who dissociated himself from the PORTFOLIO before he finished engraving the four plates of the first number...Hill belonged to a small group of English-trained engravers who raised the level of American print-making to an extraordinary degree" (Deák, pp.217-218). Second state of three (with number "18" added in manuscript to title). DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 320. KOKE, CHECKLIST OF THE AMERICAN ENGRAVINGS OF JOHN HILL 82.

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        Geist der Kochkunst. Überarbeitet und herausgegeben von C.F. von Rumohr. -

      Stuttgart; Tübingen: Cotta 1822,. 1 Bl., viii, 202 Seiten, reich goldgeprägter roter Ldrbd. der Zeit, vergoldete Bordüren, vergoldete Einbandkanten, Goldschnitt, 21 x 13,5 cm. Erste Ausgabe des Rumohrschen küchenphilosophischen Kochbuchs (die zweite Auflage erschien 1832). NDB 22, 251. - In einem bestechend schönen Meistereinband mit reicher Vergoldung von Rücken Kanten und Bordüren. - Minimal berieben, die ersten Seiten mit der zartesten Andeutung von Flecken; sonst und insgesamt wohlerhaltenes, sehr attraktives Exemplar..

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        Geist der Kochkunst. Überarbeitet und herausgegeben von C.F. von Rumohr.

      Cotta, Stuttgart; Tübingen 1822 - 1 Bl., viii, 202 Seiten. reich goldgeprägter roter Ldrbd. der Zeit, vergoldete Bordüren, vergoldete Einbandkanten, Goldschnitt, 21 x 13,5 cm. Erste Ausgabe des Rumohrschen küchenphilosophischen Kochbuchs (die zweite Auflage erschien 1832). NDB 22, 251. - In einem bestechend schönen Meistereinband mit reicher Vergoldung von Rücken Kanten und Bordüren. - Minimal berieben, die ersten Seiten mit der zartesten Andeutung von Flecken; sonst und insgesamt wohlerhaltenes, sehr attraktives Exemplar. 402 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Théorie Analytique de la Chaleur

      Two engraved plates (small ink spot to blank portion on first plate). 2 p.l., xxii, 639 pp. Large 4to, cont. half-sheep & marbled boards (spine a little rubbed), flat spine gilt, black leather lettering piece on spine. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1822. First edition, and a fine copy of this celebrated book. "This work marks an epoch in the history of both pure and applied mathematics. It is the source of all modern methods in mathematical physics involving the integration of partial differential equations in problems where the boundary values are fixed...The gem of Fourier's great book is 'Fourier's series'."-Cajori, A History of Mathematics, p. 270. Fourier's methods find their widest application to problems of vibration in heat, sound, and fluid motion. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 154. D.S.B., V, pp. 93-99. En Français dans le Texte 232. Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 37. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 118. .

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        Bronze medal for Duperrey Voyage

      Paris: Andrieu & Puymaurin, 1822. Obverse: profile portrait of Louis XVIII. Reverse: "Hémisphère Austral. Physique Astronomie. La Corvette l'Uranie Mr. Ls. de Freycinet Commandt… S.A.R.M. Le Duc d'Angoulême, Amiral de France etc…" Bronze medal, 51 mm., extremely fine. An excellent example of the bronze medal commemorating the voyage of Freycinet's protégé Louis-Isidore Duperrey to the Pacific, with lovely rich tone. A similar bronze version is recorded in the Rex Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia.

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        Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

      London: Taylor and Hessey, 1822. - "Oh! Just, Subtle, And Mighty Opium!"[DE QUINCEY, Thomas]. Confessions of an English Opium Eater. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1822. First edition in book form. Large twelvemo (6 7/8 x 3 7/8 in; 176 x 98 mm). vi, 206 pp. including half-title.Bound c. 1920 by Riviere & Son in full teal crushed Levant morocco with triple fillets, gilt rolled edges, gilt decorated compartments, gilt ruled raised bands, and elaborately gilt dentelles. Top edge gilt, others rough trimmed. A very attractive copy. Housed in a cloth pull-off box with leather title label.Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) is the classic autobiographical narrative written by Thomas De Quincey concerning his laudanum (tincture of opium) addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight."First published anonymously in September and October 1821 in the London Magazine, the Confessions was released in book form in 1822, and again in 1856, in an edition revised by De Quincey."De Quincey’s study of his own opium addiction and its psychological effects traces how childhood and youthful experiences are transformed, under the influence of opium, into symbolical and revealing dreams. The central experience for subsequent dream-formations was his childhood loss of his sister, duplicated by the disappearance of the 15-year-old prostitute Ann, who befriended him during his months of homeless near-starvation in London. The euphoric reveries of the early stages of his addiction and the appalling nightmares of the later stages are described in sonorous and haunting prose, and the work, first appearing in the London Magazine in 1821, conferred instant literary fame on De Quincey, whose first book it was. In 1856 he greatly extended the Confessions for a collected edition of his works, but thereby blunted its effect" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature)."This is the first edition of the first part of the book; the complete text first appeared in Boston in 1850 and in London in 1856" (Tinker).Ashley Library II, p. 37. Sterling 229. Tinker 817. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Selection of Views in Egypt, Palestine, Rhodes, Italy, Minorca, and Gibraltar, From the Original Drawings, executed During a Visit to those Places. With a Geographical and Historical Description to EAch View, In English and French

      John Hearne, London 1822 - Folio. 32 pp. with 31 hand-colored aquatint plates. Both Abbey Travel 198 and Tooley 511 give the plate number as 36 but the letterpress matches the 31 plate number in this copy and there are absolutely no signs of anything removed, and so surely this copy was issued as such. A few of the plates are exciting, such as the frontis with the procession depicted or scenes of old Cairo, and none are without merit. The binding is contemporary, and although quite scuffed, especially the boards, and there is wear along the joints, well worth preserving. Some scattered foxing and soiling, the title bearing the brunt of such as is here, and there is a minor tear/chip on the upper title page as well. Measures 16 by 12 inches, 40 by 30 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Life in Paris; comprising the rambles, sprees, and amours, of Dick Wildfire, of Corinthian celebrity, and his bang-up companion, Squire Jenkins and Captain O'Shuffleton; with the whimsical adventures of the Halibut family; including sketches of a variety of other eccentric characters in the French metropolis"

      London: John Fairburn. 1822. "First edition, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 489; hand-colored aquatint frontispiece and 20 hand-colored aquatint plates; full contemporary red gilt-tooled morocco, gilt spine in 5 compartments, a.e.g.; spine a touch darkened with just a bit of shelf wear along joints; lacks the rather elusive directions to the binder, else a very good, attractive copy. & & Abbey, Travel, 112; Tooley 129."

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        THE HISTORY OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN, DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA

      Edinburgh: Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1822. Book. Hardcover. Translated from the Spanish, by [Peter] Motteaux. A New Edition, with Copious Notes; and an Essay on the Life and Writings of Cervantes [by J.G. Lockhart]. In Five Volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1822. First Lockhart edition. First published in two parts in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote remains one of the most widely read classics of Western literature. Originally conceived as a comic satire against the chivalric romances then in literary vogue, the novel describes the misadventures of an elderly knight who sets out on his old horse Rosinante in the company of his pragmatic squire Sancho Panza in order to perform epic deeds. Octavo. Full burgundy morocco bindings, with attractive blind and gilt stamping, including ornamental dentelles. Internally crisp and clean. The leather has been expertly refurbished by the Heritage Bindery in Pasadena, California. Some mild fading to the extremities; else a lovely set..

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        Bibliotheque sacree, ou, Dictionnaire universel historique, dogmatique, canonique, ge ographique et chronologique des sciences eccle siastiques, par les re ve rends pe`res Richard et Giraud.

      chez Me quignon Fils Aine, Editeur, Paris 1822 - Bibliothe`que sacree, ou, Dictionnaire universel historique, dogmatique, canonique, ge ographique et chronologique des sciences eccle siastiques, par les re ve rends pe`res Richard et Giraud. By Louis Charles Richard. Published Paris : chez Me quignon Fils Aine, Editeur, Published between 1822/1827. Complete in 29 volumes. Books measure 21x13cm. Bound in half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt title lettering. Bindings rubbed, scuffed, some abrasions wear. Generally bindings in good firm condition. Internally, a few small library stamps to each volume ( i.e about 5 to each volume ) pages in very good clean condition. A good clean set, in good bindings.C1 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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        Sammlungen für die Heilkunde der Gemüthskrankheiten (3 Bände)

      Elberfeld Schönian, 1822-1830.. 19 x 11cm (Bde. 1-2), 20 x 12,5cm (Bd. 3), Bd. 1-2 zeitgenöss. Halbleder mit Rückenschild, alter schwacher Stempel auf Titel; Bd. 3 zeitgenöss. Pappband, Deckel berieben und bestoßen, Rücken mit leichter Ausfransung am oberen und unteren Kapital, innen sämtlich tadellos; XIX, 1 Bl., 484 S., 2 gefaltete Tafeln; X, 1 Bl., 426 S.; 8 Bl., 660 S., 1 gefaltete Tabelle im Text. erste und einzige Ausgabe dieser frühen Veröffentlichungen von Jacobi, der zu der damaligen Zeit mit der Errichtung der Anstalt in Siegburg beschäftigt war. Band 3 erschien auch mit dem separaten Titel "Beobachtungen über die Pathologie und Therapie der mit Irreseyn verbundenen Krankheiten. Erster Band" - Bd. I enthält von S. Tuke die Beschreibung der Irrenanstalt der Quäker bei York (das berühmte Retreat), es folgt eine ebenso ausführliche Auseinandersetzung mit Esquirols "Abhandlungen von den Seelenstörungen". Diese geht also der Ãœbersetzung von Hille ("Allgemeine und specielle Pathologie und Therapie der Seelenstörungen", 1827) noch voraus! Bd. II enthält mit einer Widmung an Nasse Jacobis eigene Arbeit "Ueber die psychischen Erscheinungen und ihre Beziehungen zum Organismus im gesunden und kranken Zustande". Im Vorwort von B. III bezieht sich Jacobi auf die beiden ersten Bände seiner "Sammlungen für die psychische Heilkunde" von 1822 und 1825, und dieser vorliegende Band wird auch als dritter Band dieser Sammlungen angesehen. Jacobi kommentiert ausführlich die Veröffentlichungen von Heinroth, Esquirol, Georget, Guislain und Burrows. In der Vollständigkeit sehr selten!!

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        The Pirate Fight (The Action of 9 November 1822)

      Washington, D.C.: The National Intelligencer, 1822. Newspaper. Very Good. Newspaper. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. A complete four-page newspaper of 5 December 1822 recounts the battle between the American Schooner USS Alligator, commanded by Lieutenant William Allen, of the West Indies Squadron and three pirate ships, probably commanded by Diabolito, off the coast of Cuba on 9 November 1822. It occupies over 18" of front page column space and has a large, capitalized headline. The paper reports details of the encounter. At the time of battle, the pirate force had in its possesion five US merchant vessels. The Alligator, although out-gunned and out-manned, had an experienced crew, which had recently captured another ship after a bloody battle, and commander; Allen had also commanded the USS Argus when it engaged the HMS Pelican during the War of 1812. Allen and his crew manned launches from the Alligator in an attempt to board the principal pirate vessel, the Revenge, which fired upon the Americans with grape and roundshout. Rather than attempt to fight off the boarding attempt, the pirates abandoned the Revenge and fled to their other two ships. As Allen turned his boats to continue the attack, they came under withering fire from the pirates. In an attempt to rally his men, Allen stood up and was cut down by musket fire. The two remaining pirate ships fled the battle during the resulting confusing, leaving the Revenge and the five merchant ships the Alligator. Allen became an immediate naval hero, and his name was used as a rallying cry a year later when the navy defeated another pirate force and killed Diabolito in the same area The paper is toned but supple; generally clean with some staining at the upper right. The spine appears to have been neatly mended.

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        LO ZINGARO, ROMANZO, REVISTA E CORRETTO DA

      Londra: A Spese di H. Berthoud, 1822.. vi,276;[2],234pp. Two volumes bound in one. Octavo. Full contemporary black diced calf, spine gilt extra, gilt label. Extremities rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, and the author's own copy, of this rare Italian language romance published in London. Signed by the author in ink on the title, and twice in pencil (with two variant addresses) on the free endsheet. Santagnello advertises his services as an Italian tutor at Bryantstone Square on the verso of the dedication leaf. In his note preceding the narrative, he refers to his promise of this work in the Preface to his earlier DIEGO DI VILLAMORA, also published in London, by Warren. COPAC locates a single copy of this work, in the Brotherton Library, at Leeds Univ, but no copies of its predecessor. His publications relating to Italian linguistics, including a Dictionary and a Grammar, are well represented.

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        Raccolta di disegni alla Sacra Real Maestà D.A M.ria Cristina Borbone Regina di Spagna ed delle Indie.[Naples, 1828-1831?]. Oblong 1mo (39×50 cm). One letterpress leaf dated 22 August 1830, mounted on flyleaf, and 18 hand-coloured lithographs, dated from 1828 to 1831, drawn on stone by Angelo Belloni, Federico Gatt, Gaetano Dura and Settimio Severo Lopresti, and printed by the "Reale Litografia Militare". Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine, front board with letterpress title-label.

      Enciclopedia dello Spettacolo records copies in Biblioteca Corsini and Biblioteca Bucardo; not in KVK; WorldCat. Extremely rare series of 18 beautiful hand-coloured lithographs showing stage designs for the Real Teatro San Carlo, one of Italy's most famous opera houses. The striking plates include scenery for Zelmira (1822), the acclaimed opera by Rossini, who was the artistic director of the San Carlo from 1815 to 1822. Each lithograph has a hand-written caption and is dedicated to Maria Cristina Ferdinanda di Borbone, principessa delle Due Sicilie (1806-1878).Pasquale Canna was a distinguished, prolific, neo-classical stage designer who made a career as a painter and scenographer in Parma, Venice, Milan and Naples, working for such famous theatres as La Scala (Milan), the San Carlo and the Teatro del Fondo (Naples). The present brightly coloured plates are an impressive visual record of the eventful history of the San Carlo, published during the great age of Neapolitan opera. Some spotting, some insignificant waterstains, front inner hinge cracked, binding slightly chafed, otherwise in very good condition.

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