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        The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary: Including A system of Modern Cookery in all its various Branches adapted to the use of Private Families, Also a variety of Original and Valuable Information relative to..... ;

      Bungay, I. & R. Childs, 1822.. HARDBACK, contemporary half-calf with covered boards, gilt rules on spine, gilt lettering on red spine label, portrait frontispiece, pages: xxxii - introduction, all other pages are un-paginated, many text-figs., 134mm x 216mm, (5" x 8.5"), former owner's inscription on front end-papers, head, tail and corners a little bumped and rubbed, small splits to hinges at head, covers worn and edges rubbed, small ink mark on fore-edge of frontispiece, title-page and three others (not affecting text), some light spotting, otherwise a very fine copy. British Bee Books 194. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        The Battle of Seetabudee, Nagpore, East Indies [pair of prints]

      London: Edward Orme, 1822. Pair of hand-coloured aquatints. Titled and captioned in lower margin. 18 x 26 3/8 inches, each. Rare pair of coloured aquatints depicting the turning point of the Third Anglo-Maratha War The title continues: "The Troops of the Rajah (Appa Sahib) were 25,000 Horse and Foot and 36 Guns. Those of the British, including 3 Troops of Cavalry, were about 1100 Bayonets and 4 Guns. Inscribed to Rich.d Jenkins Esqr. British Resident at Nagpore, Col. Hopetown Scott, C.B. and the Officers who fought under his Orders at the memorable Batle of Seetabuldee, Nagpore, on the 26th and 27th of November 1817 by J. Bayley, Captn. & Asst. Military Dept. Nagpore." The first image depicts the Bengal Cavalry charging the Maharatta forces on the plain, with the British forces and the families of the troops on a hillside in the right side fore-ground. The second image shows Jenkins "haranguing his Escort while preparing to charge with the 1st Battn. 24th Regt. Madras N.I..." This battle, in which the vastly outnumbered British army defeated Appa Sahib's forces, was a turning point in the war, which ultimately led to the end of the conflict between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire, and British control of much of southern India.

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        Travels in the Oasis of Thebes, and in the Deserts situated East and West of the Thebaid, in the Years 1815, 16, 17, and 18. Edited by M. Jomard. Translated from the French

      Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1822., 1822. Small 4to.; pp. xii, 72. Complete with 2 maps and 16 plates including aquatints, one folding. Bound in recent light brown oasis morocco with brown title label and gilt titles to spine, marbled boards. Some 25 leaves have been added at the end to give the book a more appealing thickness. Fine. Translated one year after the original French edition. Also contains the only publication of Bernardino Drovetti's Itinerary of an Excursion to the Valley of Dakel (pp. 66-72). Voyages and Travels, No. 39, Vol. VII.

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        The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette; a Magazine, entirely appropriated to sporting subjects and fancy pursuits; containing every thing worthy of remark on hunting, shooting, coursing, racing, fishing, cocking, pugilism, wrestling, singlestick, pedestrianism, cricket, billiards, rowing, sailing, &c. &c. Accompanied with striking representations of the various subjects

      London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1822-28. First Edition, with rare Number for June 1828 and the leaf of Errata in Volume II. 13 vols., 8vo (8-1/2 x 6 inches; 215 x 150mm). Illustrated with 152 plates, many of them hand colored, by Henry Alken, Samuel Alken, Robert Cruikshank, Thomas and Edwin Landseer, etc., and 214 woodcuts in the text and including wood-engraved additional titles. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, volume number and date lettered direct to the fourth compartment, the others with various large single sporting motifs with a hunter, horse racer, hunting horn and fish and fishing tackle in gilt, purple label "Sold by Hodgsons, Bookseller and Stationer - Belfast", ENTIRELY UNCUT, each volume within a later individual red morocco slipcase by H. Zucker of Philadelphia, spines decorated in gilt with tooling similar to the spines of the set (occasional abrasion and surface damage to leather, upper joint of vol. I repaired.). Schwerdt I, pp. 32-5; Tooley 64; Podeschi A12; Dixon sale, lot 130 (this copy, $1700). Provenance: Daniel Cooper (armorial bookplate in each vol.); Fitz Eugene Dixon (with his armorial bookplate in vol.I ) . One of the great appeals of this journal is the breadth of subjects covered. The primary emphasis is on hunting, shooting, and the turf, but its reach extends to such less fashionable pursuits as swimming and gymnastics; the angler will find much of interest here. A superb, prime set of this important sporting journal, complete in 13 volumes, WITH THE RARE JUNE 1828 NUMBER, (the last issued, of which only a small number were published), the January to June title page for 1828, half titles where called for, and the errata page in Vol. 2. PLUS The Turf Herald and Turf Guides for 1824-1827. A crisp, clean set, beautifully bound. A CORNERSTONE OF ANY SPORTING LIBRARY

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette (Complete set of 13 volumes)

      London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones. 1st Edition. Full Calf. Very Good Plus. Alken, Henry, etc.. Book. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1822 to 1828. 155 illustrated plates, including 50 hand-colored plates by Henry Alken most notably and others. Many additional woodcut illustrations throughout text. Volumes 5 through 13 also contain Turf Herald bound in at rear of the volumes. Included is the June 1828 issue, usually lacking and considered by Tooley to be "extremely rare". Tooley 64. Full title of magazine gives idea of range of topics covered, or "A Magazine, entirely appropriated to sporting subjects and fancy pursuits; containing every thing worthy of remark on hunting, shooting, coursing, racing, fishing, cocking, pugilism, wrestling, singlestick, pedestrianism, cricket, billiards, rowing, sailing, etc. etc. Accompanied with striking representations of the various subjects". Later full polished calf bindings individually housed in brown custom cloth slipcases. Spines decorated with gilt emblems of stag, hound, horse and fox. Spine labels are red and green. All edges gilt. Spines are lightly sunned. Three volumes with discreet joint repairs. Some light foxing to text, which is heavier on some plates. Overall a very good set.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        THE HISTORY OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN, DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA. Translated from the Spanish by Motteux. New edition with copious notes; and an essay of the life and writings of Cervantes (by Lockhart)

      Edinburgh. Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, and Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh. 1822. FIRST LOCKHART EDITION. Five volumes. 8vo. (7.6 X 4.7 inches). A fine, bright and clean set throughout. Finely bound in attractive early nineteenth century full dark blue morocco bindings. Spines with five raised bands, each with double gilt rules and decorative edge devices. The compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. The non lettered panels also with triple blind ruling to the centre. Publication date at the bottom of each spine within a decorative border, all in gilt. Boards with one wide and three thin gilt ruled borders surrounding three blind ruled ones. All board edges decorated in gilt. Turn-ins with double gilt ruled borders. Yellow coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Some minor rubbing to a few corners but overall this is a fine set in fine contemporary leather bindings. The bindings are unsigned but are certainly the work of a high quality bindery.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Ockbrook, A Settlement of the United Brethren near Derby

      c. 1822. Hand-coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Trimmed to plate mark on sides and bottom margin. Image size: 11 15/16 x 17 5/8 inches. 14 x 19 inches. A handsome view of the United Brethren settlement of Ockbrook outside Derby, by the celebrated topographical engraver R. G. Reeve. The Moravians were a Protestant sect from Moravia who came to be known as the "Church of the Brotherhood" or "The United Brethren." The movement began with the martyr Jan Hus in the 15th century. Followers took an active part in the evangelical revival in England during the 18th century, and were closely associated for a time with John Wesley. In the 18th century, some congregations were established as Settlements, where Moravians might live and follow their spiritual vocation as members of a disciplined Christian Brotherhood. Ockbrook was one of these Settlements. A society was formed around 1750 near Derby by Ock Brook, and it grew from that. The settlement was self-contained and self-governed, with its own cottage industries: shoemaking and glovemaking among others. There were community houses for sisters and brethren, who applied themselves to the varied work of the settlement. Very soon there were schools, and the girls' school is still in existence. The image itself is a wonderful 19th century pastoral view of the red brick Georgian buildings that constituted the settlement. The late afternoon sunlight and the peaceful cows in the foreground establish an air of serenity and imply harmonious relations between brethren, nature and God.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Ölands historia och beskrifning.

      I-II:1-2. Kalmar, C. F. Berg & P. Ahlquist, 1822-27. 8:o. (6),VII,(1 blank),3-450,(12) s. & 2 litograferade plr, varav 1 utvikbar + grav. front,298 s. & 14 grav. plr, varav 2 utvikbara + (2),VII,(1 blank),3-272,275-320,(4) s. & 18 grav. plr, varav 4 utvikbara. Sidorna 373-74 och 381-82 i del I är utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Tre blå svampmålade pappbd med benvita titeletiketter (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla grönstänkta snitt. Liten fläck på nedre snittet i första volymen. Med en del lager- och småfläckar. Hål på s. 197-98 med förlust av några bokstäver i del I. Frontespisen till del II:1 med mindre lagning och gammal påskrift samt liten reva i övre marginalen på s. 123.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 6249. De graverade planscherna signerade C. P. Ringberg. Abraham Ahlqvist (1794-1844) var prost på Öland och författade förutom "Ölands historia och beskrifning" några uppsatser med anknytning till öns historia och natur samt den öländska delen av Löfgrens herdaminne över Kalmar stift. Från 1825 var Ahlqvist ledamot av Götiska förbundet. "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver att föreliggande arbete karaktäriseras av "en ospard möda att samla alla till buds stående uppgifter, bland vilka aldrig någon detalj utelämnas såsom oväsentlig, samt noggrannhet vid begagnandet av källorna."

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The History Of Johnny Quae Genus The Little Foundling Of The Late Doctor Syntax: A Poem, By The Author Of The Three Tours

      R. Ackermann London: R. Ackermann, 1822. First edition. leather_bound. Full maroon crushed morocco. Aeg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Rowlandson,Thomas. 267 pages. Royal 8vo, 24 x 14 cm. Twenty-four full-page plates, colored aquatints by Rowlandson. This is the last of the genuine, or "authorized" Syntax books. Originally issued in eight monthly parts. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Directions to the Binder for the placing of the Plates. ABBEY LIFE 268. TOOLEY 413. Exceptionally clean copy, raised bands, triple gilt cover border fillets, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, bookplate, slight nick front cover fore-edge.

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        Miscellaneous Notices relating to China, and our Commercial Intercourse with that Country, including a Few Translations from the Chinese Language. Second Edition, Enlarged

      London: John Murray,, 1822. later issue with advertisements dated February, 1838, ix, [1], 432, 8 (ads) pp., 2 folding tables; original paper covered board sides detached and spine covering fragmentary, hand stamp of a private owner on title, late leaves detached, minor marginalia, good only. Photos available upon request.

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine… Vol. XLIX. Being the Seventh of the New Series

      London: printed by Stephen Couchman, published by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1822. Volume 49 only, octavo. (9 1/16 x 5 5/8 inches). 83 hand- coloured engraved plates (numbered from 2273-2355, plates #2273, #2278, #2287, #2292, #2301, #2306, #2315, #2320, #2327, #2336, #2341, #2350 and #2355 are folding), by Weddell, and others after J. Curtis, P. Syme, W. Herbert, S. Edwards and others. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt. A fine representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival.." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290

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        Opere di Giorgio VasariPittore e Architetto Aretino

      Firenze [Florence] - S. Audin, 1822 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete written works of Italian painter, writer, and architect Giogiro Vasari. Containing his many famous biographies of Italian artists (his Le Vite de piu eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori, or Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects), along with his letters and other assorted works. As the first Italian art historian, he initiated the genre of an encyclopedia of artistic biographies that continues today. Vasari coined the term Renaissance (rinascita) in print, though an awareness of the ongoing rebirth in the arts had been in the air from the time of Alberti. Vasari's biographies are interspersed with amusing gossip. Many of his anecdotes have the ring of truth, while others are inventions or generic fictions, such as the tale of young Giotto painting a fly on the surface of a painting by Cimabue that the older master repeatedly tried to brush away, a genre tale that echoes anecdotes told of the Greek painter Apelles. With a few exceptions, however, Vasari's aesthetic judgement was acute and unbiased. The work remains a classic, though it must be supplemented by modern critical research. With one hundred and fifty-six plates (one at the start of each of his biographies), although one is presumed missing for the biography of Antonio Lappali in Volume IV. In Italian. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In half-grained-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally smart, despite some light rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Front hinges slightly strained. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Birmanisches Strafgesezbuch übersetzt und mit den nöthigen, so wie einigen unnöthigen Anmerkungen versehen von Michael Tobias Zaunschliefer, Exrechtspracticanten des Land- und Criminal-Gerichts Scherzburg

      Gedruckt im bekannten eignen Nachdruckverlag (Tl. 1) und Nürnberg, Riegel und Wießner 1822 - 1825.. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. XXXII, 61 S.; XII, 79 S.; SS. 81-180. (so komplett!) Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Goed. IX, 172, 9; Hayn-Got. VIII, 613. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die drei Teile enthalten: I. Verbrechen, Vergehen, Versehen, Verirrungen, Vertretungen, Verbiegungen, Verletzungen und Verstoßen im Allgemeinen. - II. Bestrafung der Verbrechen, Vergehen, Versehen, Verstoße u.s.w. Mit einer Vorrede von dem Oberaufschläger Nep. Zwickl). - III. Vom Criminal-Prozesse. - Eines der witzigsten Bücher Langs, in dem er sich über die gesamte Rechtspraxis lustig macht. Satire auf die politischen Verhältnisse in Deutschland. Lang ließ es in seinem Leben trotz der hohen Staatsstellen, die er vornehmlich in Süddeutschland bekleidete an leichtsinnigen und übermütigen Späßen nicht fehlen. In der Manie von Rabelais, Fischart und Abraham a St. Clara parierte er in seinen literarischen Schriften, mit denen sein Name auch außerhalb der Gelehrtenwelt weit bekannt wurde, die Vorgänge im politischen, sozial und geistigen Leben seiner Zeit. "Von aufklärerischen Ideen gelenkt und von liberaler Gesinnung durchdrungen richtete er sich gegen den Obskurantismus der Reactionsperiode" (ADB). - Etwas bestoßen, unteres Rückenende mit kl. Absplitterung.

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        The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales

      The Historic Gallery. Pall-Mall, London: Robert Bowyer, 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.

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        Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

      London: John Murray, 1822. 4to. (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches). [4], xxiii, [3], 668pp. Half-title. Lithographed portrait frontispiece, six maps (2 folding). (Minor foxing and offsetting to the frontispiece and maps, large general map linen-backed at an early date). Nineteenth century half green morocco over green pebbled cloth boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. First edition of Burckhardt's travels in Syria and Palestine. "Edited by William Leake, these journals describe Burckhardt's various journeys between 1810 and 1816. It was at Aleppo that he studied Arabic in preparation for his later travels and he toured Syria and the Holy Land making the first visit by a European to Petra. Burckhardt had been recruited by Sir Joseph Banks on behalf of the African Association to carry out these explorations, but unfortunately died in 1819 before he was able to complete the entire project" (Blackmer). Blackmer 237; Tobler, p. 141; Rohrict 1627; Heinze I: 407; Weber 1:107; Atabey 166.

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        Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

      London: For Taylor & Hessey, Fleet-Street, 1822. First Edition. 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. & & First book edition of De Quincey's masterpiece, published anonymously following its initial serialization in the Strand magazine for 1822.

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        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 by Howlett and Brimmer, 1822 [pre- publication watermarks]. Folio. (16 x 11 inches). Half-title. 44 fine hand- coloured aquatint plates by and after Fielding. Near contemporary red morocco, covers with an elaborate gilt border composed of roll tools and small tools and decorated with oval black morocco inlays, with a central decoration in gilt, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt with central black morocco inlays, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. A very fine deluxe, large paper copy of one of the greatest early-19th century celebrations of the beauties of the Lake District and one of the most beautifully coloured English aquatint books of the 19th century. The vogue for the picturesque had first been stimulated in Britain in the late 18th century. The writer William Gilpin was amongst the first to point out to the English that it was unnecessary to venture abroad to encounter spectacular landscape and scenery. Coleridge and Wordsworth, the Lake poets, narrowed the search still further by extolling the superior beauty of the area of north-west of the north of England known as the Lake District. "The beautiful Scenery of the Lakes becoming every year more the object of attraction and admiration - and its delightful views and salubrious air having effected a change in the taste which preferred Continental pleasures to those of our own Country, the Publisher has been induced to present this volume as illustrative of the interesting views with which the Tourist will be gratified" (Address). As with many English colour plate books from the period, the large paper copies are far more finely produced than their regular counterparts. Besides the exquisite binding and larger margins, the hand colouring of the large paper issue is vastly superior. The colouring of the large paper issue is luminescent, with rich golden hues not found in the regular edition, making this issue not only one of the great works on the scenery of the region but also an important example of colour plate book production at the zenith of the colour aquatint. Abbey, Scenery 194; Prideaux p.335; Tooley (1954) 215; Bobins, The Exotic and the Beautiful 645

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        Lord Byron's works [12 volumes in 6 complete]

      Paris : Amyot, 1822-1824, 1822. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 6v. ; 18cm. Subjects: Lord Byron -- Works -- English poetry -- English literature -- 19th century -- Romanticism. Notes: Volume 12 does not include the 17th canto of Don Juan (a canto that Byron failed to complete but added to in the run up to his death), finishing on canto 16. Good copies bound in contemporary marbled boards. Title labels to spines. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed as with age. Some surface wear to boards. Bumped corners. Scattered foxing throughout. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Essai d'une nouvelle méthode de fortification régulière pour la défense des grandes places de guerre d'un diamètre de neuf cents toises et au-dessus

      Imprimerie de Jules Didot, L'Ain? Paris: Imprimerie de Jules Didot, L'Ainé., 1822 Sans lieu [Imprimerie de Jules Didot, l'aîné à Paris], 1822, 4°, [4p] - 67 pages - [1p, Table], 5 grandes planches dépliantes, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de roulettes et fleurons dorés, roulettes dorées d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes et les contreplats, gardes en papier marbré. Reliure usée sur les coins, autrement en bonne condition. Déchirure restaurée de façon professionnelle à la planche IV (voir photo). Quelques rousseurs éparses, sceau de bibliothèque sur la page titre, autrement les pages intérieures et les planches sont en très bonne condition. Edition originale de cet ouvrage qui n'a pas été mis dans le commerce (Brunet, I, 118). Une autre édition fut publiée à Vienne en 1824. TRÈS RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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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. The plate number "18" has been written in ink in the title. A few minor abrasions in the title and mild soiling. 18 1/8 x 24 inches. 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 gray 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 skillful with atmospheric perspective in his landsacpes, 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" (Deak, pp. 217-218). Second state of 3 (with number `18' added in manuscript to title) Koke, A Checklist #82; Deak, Picturing America #320

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        A Manual of Operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator

        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: 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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        The History of England From The Revolution in 1688 to The Death of George 11 Designed as a continuation of HumeIn Five Volumes

      The Death of George 11 Designed as a continuation of HumeIn Five Volumes, 1822 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Rare in the publisher's paper boardsThis fascinating historical set explores all the key eventswhich effectedsociety within Englandbetween 1688 and 1760. Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. His picaresque style helps bring to life his factual historical accounts, exploring social classes and the corruption of society. Complete in five volumes. Condition: In original publishers bindings. Externally, a trifle rubbed with all joints strained. Volume one's front board is held by the cords only and fiveis starting, bothmay detach in the post. Internally, generally firmly bound although loosening in places. Bright pages and intermittently clean with occasional instances of spotting, particular to endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa.

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees Orme, Brown ('and Green' in vol.2), - 2 vols. 1822 & 1824. First edition. Vol.1: viii+Contens, list of illus.& errata+582pp.+1 folded map of Southern Africa. Vol.2: Contens, list of illus.& errata+648pp. Full calf, gilt crest on front boards, gilt title and gilt motif on spines, all edges marbled with marbled With numerous b/w and hand colored engravings. [From the library of Marquis of Stafford with crest on front boards and ex-libris.on front] Boards of each vol.somewhat damaged but repaired professionally. Joints of with cloth tapes. This copy without both half titles. 27.3x22.2cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales, with an Introductory Compendium of the General Principles of that Science, and Comparative Views of the Structure of Foreign Countries.

      London: William Phillips 1822 - First edition, 8vo, (viii), lxi, (3), 58, (2), 59-470, (2) pp. Folding geological frontispiece map of England and Wales plus an extending coloured plate of strata (extending to 32 inches and mounted on linen), an extending plate of apparatus and an extending table, creasing and some careful repairs to the outer edge of the map. 20th century half calf, brown and black spine labels, a very good copy. Although the title page states "Part I" no further material was published. Conybeare was "one of the band of pioneers [who] raised the study of rocks and fossils into the science of geology. The chief investigator and describer of the early discoveries of marine fossil reptiles in Britain" (Challinor p185).

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        Silver Medal: 'Voyage autour du Monde de la Corvette la Coquille'

      Paris,: Andrieu & Puymaurin, 1822.. Silver medal, 50 mm, toned and a little scuffed above the bust, but very fine. A very good example of the rare silver medal commemorating the voyage of Louis-Isidore Duperrey to the Pacific. Duperrey was perhaps Freycinet's greatest protÈgÈ, having served as Lieutenant aboard the Uranie during the voyage around the world. Duperrey began petitioning for his own command of a similar expedition immediately on his return to France.Duperrey's voyage was one of the greatest of the French grands voyages to the Pacific. The expedition set out from Toulon on 11 August 1822, with the intention of collecting scientific data and specimens, but also instructed to report on the possibility of establishing a penal colony in Western Australia. Duperrey had as his second-in-command Dumont d'Urville, who was to become the most experienced French commander in the Pacific. While science led the expedition, there was also an unspoken goal of discovering where France might carve out an empire in the South Pacific. His voyage was of some 73,000 miles, with major destinations including Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea.By far the greatest contributions of the expedition were scientific, cartographic and ethnographic, and the Duperrey voyage account is a famously sumptuous production, with exquisite coloured plates.Of some rarity: a bronze version is recorded in the Rex Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia.Marquess of Milford Haven, 'British and Foreign Naval Medals', 189.

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        Nouvelle Carte Géométrique des Distances en Lieues de Poste entre tous les Chefs-Lieux de Départements du Royaume de France et les autres Principales Villes des Quatre Parties du Monde contenant de plus les Départements français et les divisions militaires dont ils dépendent; les latitudes et longitudes d'un grand nombre de villes; l'heure de ces villes lorsqu'il est midi à Paris, les hauteurs comparées au dessus du niveau de la mer des principales montagnes, de plusieurs lieux habités du Globe, des Volcans et de la Végétation; la diminution progressive des degrés de longitude à toutes les latitudes depuis l'Equateur jusqu'au pôle; la position géographique de diverses capitales indiquée par une rose autour d'un centre commun, le temps moyen au midi vrai pour tous les jours de l'année; un Calendrier pour les années 1812 à 1885 ; enfin la conversion r&ea

      Kupferstich von zwei Platten gedruckt von Lachaußée nach Dericquehem 1822. 137.5x55 cm. - Großformatiges Blatt mit 3 Meilenzeigern und 10 Tabellen zum Nutzen für Kaufleute, Reisende und geographisch interessiertes Publikum. Seitlich die zwei großen Meilenzeiger, links für 101 französische und rechts für ebenso viele große europäische, darunter viele deutsche, Städte. Zwischen diesen Meilenzeigern in der Mitte des Blattes eine Tabelle mit einer altkolorierten Skala, die Höhenangaben von Vulkanen, Vegetationsgebieten und Orten zeigt, seitlich Tabellen mit Städten in Europa, Amerika, Afrika und Asien jeweils mit Angabe von Längen- und Breitengrad u.a. Darunter eine Kompassrose mit Nevers im Zentrum und Richtungs- und Entfernungsangeben für nummerisch aufgeführte andere französische Städte. Zu beiden Seiten dieser zentralen Darstellungen finden sich Tabellen und Listen: Meilenzeiger von Hafenstädten am Mittelmeer; Bewegliche Feiertage; Kalender für die Jahre 1812 bis 1885; Umrechnungstabelle von neuen in alte Maßeinheiten z.B. Meter und Toise, Dezimeter und Fuß, Hektoliter und Pint, Kilogramm und Unze; Umrechung alter in neue Maßeinheiten; Tabelle mit Städten in Afrika, Amerika, Ostindien mit Angaben zur Bevölkerung und zur geographischen Lager; Kalender der Schaltjahre; drei Felder mit gestochenem Text darin Erläuterungen zum Gebrauch der Meilenzeiger, des Kalenders und der Kompassrose. Seitlich oben leichte Wasserränder, Einrisse in der Mittelfalte und kurze Randeinrisse restauriert, mittig oben im Papierrand kleiner Papierabriss ergänzt. Interessantes Blatt in außergewöhnlichem Format.

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        Conchylia insularum Britannicarum. The Shells of the British Islands, systematically arranged

      London: M. A. Nattali, [ 1822 ]. 20 hand-coloured plates. 4to (9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches), pages: xlvii:279, contemporaryt half calf, marbled boards, spine floral gilt with lettering piece. Lacking upper 1 1/2 inches of backstrip, upper board almost detached. Some offsetting but the plates generally very good. Old annotaions to the text in pencil, in one instance in ink. Damp-marking to the last few leaves of index.

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        Sylva Britannica; or, Portraits of Forest Trees distinguished for their Antiquity, Magnitude, or Beauty. Drawn from Nature and Etched by ... Strutt

      London: Printed by A.J. Valpy, published by J.G. Strutt and Colnaghi & Co, [1822-] 1826. Folio. (20 7/8 x 14 1/4 inches). 3pp. list of subscribers. Etched frontispiece and 49 etched plates, all proofs on India paper. Contemporary dark green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt in six compartments with wide semi-raised bands, the bands highlighted with fillets and a decorative roll, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, the others with elaborate overall repeat decoration made up from small tools, cream glazed endpapers, gilt edges. Deluxe India paper proof issue of the first edition of this charming work, offering portraits of individual great trees. Strutt was a landscape painter and etcher by training rather than a botanical draughtsman. He therefore approached his subjects with an artist's eye to structure and composition that lends an extra dimension to the finished images. The images are not only botanically accurate representations of individual trees, but also beautifully composed pictures of landscapes. The focus of each plate is the chosen tree or trees but they are always clearly rooted in the scenery that surrounds them, and are seen by Strutt as what they are: a point of focus, but still part of the larger landscape. Each plate is complemented by the lively and informative text, which generally gives details of the known history of each tree as well as recording its girth, height, spread and cubic footage of timber. From 1822 to 1833, Strutt's artistic and literary output was focused on trees and forest landscape. The first edition of the present work was published in 1826. Strutt later exhibited various studies of forest scenery in galleries, and from 1828 to 1833 he published Deliciae Sylvarum; or Grand romantic forest scenery in England and Scotland. Strutt subsequently moved to Rome where he concentrated on landscapes of Italian scenery. BM (NH) V, p.2038; Bradley Bibliography I 296; Harvard,Catalogue of the Library of the Arnold Arboretum p.671; Lowndes III, p.2534; Nissen BBI 1907; Pritzel 9016.

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      London, printed for Rodwell and Martin, New Bond Street, 1822.. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ENGLISH BOOK ON TENNIS, 1822. 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, LACKS THE FOLDING PLATE, pages: vii, 1-120, including half-title, pubisher's dark blue cloth spine and drab boards, printed paper label to spine with price. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, paper label slightly chipped, corners worn, light foxing and pale browning at front and rear, occasional foxing, neat old ink inscription on first pastedown ( H. M. Curteis, 1846), otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The History of Johnny Quae Genus: The Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax: A Poem

      R. Ackerman, London, 1822. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. Illustrator: Thomas Rowlandson. In fine gilt red morocco by J. Larkins with raised bands, gilt compartments and ruling, inner dentelles, etc. The last of the Doctor Syntax series with 24 hand colored plates by Rowlandson. Light occasional foxing including to the plates, largely at the margins, offsetting from plates onto the facing text pages., otherwise unmarked internally. An attractive copy of the first edition in a very fine binding with a worn but intact red leather slipcase. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: Thomas Rowlandson. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043031. .

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        The American Practical Lunarian, and Seaman's GuideÖ

      Philadelphia,: Robert Desilver, August, 1822.. Thick octavo, 15 plates (some folding), many tables and text illustrations, some scattered light foxing and browning as commonly found in American books of this date; a good copy in the original dark calf, spine label chipped, a few repairs to extremities. First and only edition of this remarkable book, including the earliest published map based on the Freycinet voyage, an engraved sketch-map of French Bay marking where the Uranie ran aground.The map was based on a manuscript chart completed by Freycinet and copied for Captain Galvin of the Mercury, the ship leased by Freycinet for the return to France, and later purchased and renamed the Physicienne. The "Plan of Port Soledad or Berkley's Sound east end of Falkland Island" is rather well done, with a key noting the position of details including the 'Wreck of the French Corvette Urannei [sic]', the 'Sunken Rock which the Urannei struck on', and the 'Anchorage of the Mercury'.The presence of the Freycinet chart is due to Arnold's friendship with Captain John Galvin, who is listed here as one of the subscribers. Arnold notes: 'This chart was presented to the author in manuscript, by Captain John Galvin, of the ship Mercury, of Buenos Ayres, when he was in Philadelphia in 1821, a copy of which the author had engraved for this work. Captain Galvin procured it from the captain of the French corvette UraneÈ [sic], which was at that time on a voyage of discovery, and was wrecked in this port, when Captain Galvin put in there in the Mercury in a leaky state, in 1820' (p. 263).Galvin had been running guns to rebels in Chile, but the Mercury had taken a beating in heavy seas, and pulled into the Falklands to refit. The French were already engaged in fruitless negotiations with a whaler called the General Knox, but Freycinet was relieved to be able to switch his attention to Galvin and the Mercury, negotiating their passage to Montevideo and, en route, arranging for the purchase of the vessel - a complicated bargain, but greatly preferred by Galvin's other passengers, a small group of fiery revolutionaries heading for the war in Chile.This work was published by the experienced mariner Thomas Arnold who had set up a Nautical Academy at 295 South Front Street on the river at Philadelphia (which he advertises here). A compendium of useful information similar in style to works such as Bowditch's Practical Navigator or Blunt's Shipmaster's Assistant, it is rich in practical notes on subjects as diverse as navigational instruction, natural history, astronomy, practical seamanship, gunnery, naval tactics and 'several sketches of trade not generally known' (including trade with the Ile de France, Bourbon and Batavia, to name just a few). The important section of sailing directions concentrates largely on Atlantic waters, as might be expected, and openly acknowledges its debt to Horsburgh's sailing directions of 1818 ('which is the latest and best extant'), with a few corrections from working sea-captains.Not in Sabin.

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        Bibliothe`que sacre e, ou, Dictionnaire universel historique, dogmatique, canonique, ge ographique et chronologique des sciences eccle siastiques, par les re ve rends pe`res Richard et Giraud

      Paris: chez Me quignon Fils Aine, Editeur, 1822. Bibliothe`que sacre e, 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 on edges/corners, with some minor wear loss, small paper label on base on spines, all boards holding firm. Generally bindings in good condition. Internally, a few small library stamps to each volume ( i.e about 5 to each volume ) pages in very good clean condition. A very good rare antiquarian work.A69. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Cary (John) Cary's Traveller's Companion, or, a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales; shewing the immediate Route to every Market and Borough Town throughout the Kingdom, Laid down from the best Authorities, on a New Set of County Maps. To which is added, An Alphabetical List of all the Market Towns, with the Days on which they are held.

      London, Printed for John Cary, 1822 . 8vo. (180x110mm.), complete with engraved title, 2 engraved text leaves, 8 leaves of letterpress, general map, North and South Wales, and 40 fine county maps (Yorkshire folding, extending to 340x390mm.), all with outline colour; contemp. olive blind-stamped morocco, pink endpapers, g.e., minor rubbing, excellent Chubb cclxxxiii; Fordham pp.35-41. A pretty copy.

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        [No Title]

      London., 1822. Size: 655 x 1000 mm. Electrotype engraving with full original wash colour. Fine condition. A truly superb, accurate and informative ordnance survey map of the "home" counties of England, that are located to the north and west of London. The map is neatly dissected into 24 linen backed squares, and conveys an extraordinary amount of depth and detail to the regions covered. Parks, Stately homes, roads, rivers, lakes, railways, copses, forests and woodland are all rendered in the finest detail. This map is the North Western section of an original 4 sheet map, entitled "Forty Miles around London". The extent of the map is from Staines in the south, to Fingest in the west, to Southgate in the east, to Hemel Hempstead in the north.

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        Collection des Costumes des Provinces Septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas

      1822. Twenty Vividly Hand-Colored Lithographed PlatesDepicting the Costumes of the Netherlands[GREEVEN, H., illustrator]. Collection des Costumes des Provinces Septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas, Dessinés d’après Nature par H. Greeven et lithographiés par Vallon de Villeneuve. Amsterdam: Chez François Buffa et fils [and] Paris: Chez Engelmann et Cie., 1828. First edition. Folio (13 1/2 x 10 1/4; 343 x 260 mm.). Lithographed title in French and Dutch and lithographed list of plates in French and Dutch. [44] pp. Twenty hand-colored lithographed plates of costumes of the Netherlands by Vallon de Villeneuve after drawings by H. Greeven. Each plate with leaf of descriptive text in French and English. Preface in French and English by François Buffa et fils.Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Front cover with the original dark green roan label decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt (with the original price of “16 Fl.”). Small leather bookplate of Antoine Bordes on front pastedown. Spine extremities invisibly restored. Otherwise a very fine copy.These colorful plates depict men, women, and children from all classes and walks of life in native costumes. The informative text for each plate gives details about the country, cities, and villages, and culture of the people, as well as their habits and modes of dress. Colas 1311. Hiler, p. 395. Lipperheide 960.

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        Ancient Unedited Monuments. Statues, Busts, Bas-Reliefs, And Other Remains Of Grecian Art, From Collections In Various Countries -- Series I-II

      London, 1822-1826. Hardcover. Orig. modern green cloth. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 106, 40 pages. 35.5 x 27 cm. Series I: forty engraved color plates, five are double-paged, and Series II: twenty two engraved color plates, three double-paged -- some are to scale. DNB 1379. "He bought antiquities with rare judgment, and supplied most of the great museums of Europe with their choicest specimens of ancient art. He frequently offered his purchases to the trustees of the British Museum." Second title bound at front, lacking the first title, plates superb and clean, occasional text toning, library bookplates front cover paste-down and embossed stamp title page, spine with Dewey number, the only ex-library marking, a very fresh, bright copy.

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        Designs for the Pavillon [sic.] at Brighton. Humbly inscribed to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. By H. Repton ... with the assistance of his sons, John Adey Repton, F.S.A. and G.S. Repton, architects

      London: printed by Howlett & Brimmer for J. C. Stadler, sold by Boydell & Co., Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, [etc.], [1822] [text watermarked 1821- 1822; plates 1822]. Folio. (21 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches). Emblematic frontispiece printed in bistre, 1 hand-coloured plan, 7 aquatint plates (one tinted with a sepia wash, six hand-coloured [one with an overpage, one double-page with two overslips, one folding with two overslips, one single-page with two overslips, one single-page with one overslip]), 11 aquatint illustrations (seven uncoloured, one with a sepia wash, three hand-coloured [two of these with a single overslip]), all by J.C. Stadler after Repton. Uncut. Expertly bound to style in full green straight- grained morocco, covers with a wide decorative border tooled in gilt and blind, spine in eight compartments with double raised bands, the bands highlighted in gilt, lettered in the second compartment, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, brown endpapers. A fine, wide margined copy of Repton's fascinating proposal for a royal palace at Brighton. Humphry Repton was the main successor to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown as an improver of grounds for the English gentry in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He was particularly noted for his Red Books. These were produced for each individual client and were made up from a manuscript description of his proposed improvements bound with Repton's own watercolour drawings of the grounds, with his proposed alterations displayed on an overlay. His proposal for Brighton pavilion was no different and the present work "was based directly on the original Red Book, which was sent to the publisher and engraver, J.C. Stadler, of 15 Villiers St., Strand. The drawings, by Repton and his sons, were sumptuously reproduced in aquatint, mostly in color, complete with their overslips and slides. Stadler himself took on the financial responsibility" (Millard, British p. 245). "Repton was first summoned to Brighton by the Prince of Wales in 1797. Payments were made to him over the next five years for works in the garden of the Prince's still modest marine villa... Then, in October 1805, Repton was requested to attend on the Prince in Brighton... The Prince and Repton met on 24 November. By 12 December Repton had returned to Brighton with a sheaf of drawings showing possible improvements... The prince was intrigued and asked for a design for an entirely new house. Repton presented his scheme in February 1806 in the form of [a]... Red book, now in the Royal Library at Windsor... By then the prince's initial enthusiasm had dulled; he was beset with financial difficulties and had laid aside all elaborate schemes for the enlargement of the pavilion" (Millard op.cit. pp.243-244). Repton's designs were inspired directly by the wonderful Indian architecture so ably pictured in Thomas and William Daniell's Oriental Scenery (1795- 1808). First published in 1808, the present issue dates from 1822 and may mark an attempt to take advantage of the interest generated when architect John Nash completed his work on the Pavilion for King George IV. Between 1815 and 1822 Nash redesigned and greatly extended the Pavilion, and it is the work of Nash which can be seen today. The pavilion as it was finally completed still owed a huge debt to Indian architecture but was in a form which re-interpreted the Indian ideal in a fashion more suitable to both English tastes and climate. Abbey Scenery 57 (1822 watermarks) and cf.55; Millard British 66 (2nd edition); cf. Tooley p.207; cf. Prideaux p.349

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        Hudibras. A Poem Written In the time of the Late Wars

      London, Printed for Akerman and others. 1822, 1822. 2 Vols. Illustrated with hand-coloured plates. Finely bound in a later Cosway-style binding by Bayntun of Bath; full red morocco, gilt with pictorial leather onlays to covers showing characters from the tale, moire silk endpapers with leather trim, all edges gilt. Volume one features a glazed miniature watercolour of author to the doublure. Some toning to spine, joints a little rubbed; near fine. A superb example of the bookbinder's art.

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        Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, performed in the Years 1819, and '20 &under the Command of Major Stephen H. Long

      Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & Lea, 1822-1823. 3 volumes (text: 2 vols., octavo [8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches]; atlas: 1 vol., quarto [11 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches]). Atlas: 11 engraved plates and maps (2 double-page maps after S.H. Long by Young & Delleker; 1 double-page plate of geological cross- sections; 8 plates [1 hand-coloured] after S. Seymour [6], T.R. Peale [1] and one unassigned, engraved by C.G. Childs [2], Lawson [1], F. Kearney [2], W. Hay [1], Young & Delleker [1]). Text: expertly bound to style in full tree calf, covers bordered with a gilt double fillet, flat spine in compartments divided by darker tree calf bands and gilt roll tools, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. Atlas: experly bound to style in half tree calf over period marbled paper covered boards, spine uniform to the text. First edition of one of the most important early western expeditions. Edwin James was the botanist, geologist, and surgeon for this important government expedition, initially named the Yellowstone Expedition. Led by Major Stephen Long, the expedition added significantly to the earlier discoveries of Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike. In addition to his duties on the expedition, James subsequently served as the editor and compiler of this text, relying "upon his own records, the brief geological notes of Major Long, and the early journals of Thomas Say [who served as the expedition's naturalist]" (Wagner-Camp). Appendices to the text comprise astronomical and meteorological tables and Indian vocabularies. In addition to Long, James and Say, the expedition included Titian Peale as draughtsman and assistant naturalist; and Samuel Seymour as landscape artist. The published plates depict Oto Indians, views of the Plains, and buffalo. Major Long was the principal proponent of government-sponsored exploration of the West following the War of 1812. He travelled farther than Pike or Lewis and Clark, and blazed trails that were susequently followed by Fremont, Powell, and others. The expedition travelled up the Missouri and then followed the River Platte to its source in the Rocky Mountains before moving south to Upper Arkansas. From there the plan was to find the source of the Red River, but when this was missed the Canadian River was explored instead. Cartographically, the atlas contains the first maps to provide detail of the Central Plains. Upon returning to Washington from the expedition, Long drafted a large manuscript map of the West (now in the National Archives) and the printed maps in James's Account closely follows. The "Western Section" map is particularly interesting as it here that the myth of the Great American Desert was founded by Long: a myth which endured for decades. The designation Great American Desert appears east of the single range of the Rocky Mountains, together with a two-line note: "The Great American Desert is frequented by roving bands of Indians who have no fixed places of residence but roam from place to place in quest of game." Long's map, along with that of Lewis and Clark, "were the progenitors of an entire class of maps of the American Transmississippi West" (Wheat). American Imprints 12942; Graff 2188; Howes J41; Sabin 35682; Streeter sale 3:1783; Wagner-Camp 25:1; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 353; see Nicholas and Halley, Stephen Long and American Frontier Exploration (1995).

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        A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas, being a guide to the history of North and South America, and the West Indies: exhibiting an accurate account of the discovery, settlement, and progress, of their various kingdoms, states, provinces, &c. Together with the wars, celebrated battles, and remarkable events, to the year 1822

      Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1822. Folio. (17 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. Letterpress title (copyright notice on verso), 1p. 'Advertisement' dated 'June 21, 1822' (verso blank), 1p. 'Contents' and 'Index' (verso blank). 46 double-page hand-coloured engraved maps of America, all but one with borders of letterpress descriptive text, 1 uncoloured double-page engraved view showing the comparative heights of mountains throughout the world, 1 hand-coloured double-page engraved table showing the comparative lengths of the principal rivers worldwide, 5 letterpress tables (4 double-page [3 of these hand-coloured]), 18pp. of uncoloured letterpress text. Expertly bound to style in half dark blue straight grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt roll tools, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition of one of the most important early atlases printed in the United States: a handsome atlas of the Americas, with individual hand-coloured maps of each state in the Union, including a seminal map of the West by Stephen H. Long. At the time of publication this was the best and most detailed atlas to be produced in the United States. Fielding Lucas, the major Baltimore printer, was the principal engraver and substantial historical background text accompanies each map. Among the most noted maps in the atlas is Major Stephen H. Long's "Map of Arkansa and other Territories of the United States." That map, which depicts the Missouri basin between Nashville in the east, the Mandan villages in the north and the Rocky Mountains in the west, was based on the surveys conducted by Long on his expeditions of 1819 and 1820. The map published in Carey & Lea's atlas preceded the official account of that expedition by expedition botanist Edwin James, which included a smaller map with similar detail (titled "Country drained by the Mississippi Western Section"). Carey and Lea's 1822 publication of James Account perhaps explains the prior inclusion of this map with Long expedition information in their atlas. On this famous map is the printed legend, which would perpetuate a myth for many years to come, identifying the high plains as the "Great American Desert." Carey and Lea's atlas was first issued, as here, in 1822; an 1823 second issue followed, substantially the same as the first but with a new title and revised states of several maps and text leaves (generally minor revisions, including additional shading to maps and improved resetting of several text leaves). Phillips 1373a; Howes C133 ("aa"); Sabin 15055; Wheat, Transmississippi West 348 and 352.

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        Queen Mab

      London: Printed and Published by R. Carlile, 55, Fleet Street, 1822. First English published edition; second issue with Carlile cancel title; first printed privately in 1813, and then published in a pirated edition by R. Clark in 1821, for which Clark subsequently received four months' imprisonment. With cancel title, Clark's Notes and the final leaf carrying the suppressed dedication "To Harriet.". 8vo. 182, [2] pp. Bound in original drab boards, uncut. Signed W. Rawlings on pastedown. In green cloth drop box. Graniss 19; Forman 22; Tinker 1888; Ashley V, p. 150 . The is the first published edition of Shelley's first poem of any length. It was privately printed in 1813 in a very small edition, and originally contained a poetical dedication to Harriet which Shelley was in the habit of cutting out in copies he gave to friends. Much to Shelley's consternation, this edition was printed by Clark without the poet's authorisation (Clark spent 4 months in prison for it), and, according to Granniss 'some copies contain the dedication to Harriet (his first wife who had committed suicide in 1816), and in some, certain words and lines have been omitted..." According to Graniss, "Clark's sheets fell into the hands of Carlile who issued them both in the original and mutilated forms, in 1822 ..."

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        The Quarterly Review. In twenty one volumes

      32 - London - John Murray, 1822 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        Beiträge zur Mineralogie und Geologie des nördlichen Amerika's. Nach Amerikanischen Zeitschriften bearbeitet

      Title with engraved vignette of "Gediegener Kupferfels am See Superior." 3 p.l., 124 pp. 8vo, cont. half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt, black leather lettering piece on spine. Hamburg: Perthes & Bessel 1822. First edition and rather scarce on the market. "Rare. The state of mineralogy in the free states of America is so little known that this treatise was deemed necessary for the friends of nature. In its preparation, the American journals of Benjamin Silliman, the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and Cleaveland's Treatise on Mineralogy and Geology have been consulted. The first 22 pages contain a listing of minerals found in NorthAmerica by Struve. The remainder of the volume is devoted to extracts of articles by Schoolcraft, Jessup, Dickson, Troost, among others."-Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 4547. Struve (1772-1851), was secretary of the Russian delegation to various German cities. Fine copy. ❧ Poggendorff, II, 1035-36. .

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        The Complete Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton: Extensively Embellished with Engravings on Copper and Wood, from Original Paintings and Drawings, by First Rate Artists. To Which Are Added, an Introductory Essay; The Linnean Arrangement of the Various River-Fish Delineated in the Work; And Illustrative Notes

      London: John Major 1822. () [lx],411+ plates. Near fine. Octavo. Finely bound in black pebbled calf with tooling in gilt on spine; gilt dentelles on boards and inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Armorial bookplate on front paste down " Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel", with following earlier plate on first blank. Publisher's title page and frontis, followed by original from 1653 edition. Fabulous bound-in additions including proofs of plates and double page watercolour painting. Slight foxing on plates. One of a kind. Personal, grangerized copy of the fishing classic with the addition of approximately 130 extra plates and one 2-page watercolour; all relating to fishing. Owned by the Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel, the Prime Minister of Britain from 1834 until 1835 and again from 1841-46. In addition, Peel is credited with creating the concept of the "modern police force" and was instrumental in the formation of the modern Conservative Party of the United Kingdom..

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        Novels and Tales; Historical Romances; Novels and Romances

      824 - Edinburgh - Archibald Constable and Co. 1822 - A collection of three sets of Sir Walter Scott's novels under the titles Novels and Tales(1822)in twelve volumes complete; Historical Romances (1822) in six volumes complete; Novels and Romances(1824) in seven volumes complete. With vignette titles to each volume. In twenty-five volumes. The titles of the volumes are asfollows:To Novels and Tales:Volumes I and II: Waverley and Guy Mannering; volume III: Guy Mannering; volume IV: The Antiquary; volume V and VI: Rob Roy; volume VII: The Black Dwarf and Old Mortality; volumeVIII: Old Mortality; volume IX and X:The Heart of Midlothian; volume XI and XII:The Bride of Lammermoorand The Legend of Montrose. ToHistorical Romances:Volumes I and II: Ivanhoe and The Monastery; volume III:The Monastery; volume IV: The Abbot; volume V and VI: Kenilworth. To Novels and Romances:Volume I and II: The Pirate and The Fortunes of Nigel; volume III: The Fortunes of Nigel; volume IV: The Fortunes of Nigel and Peveril of the Peak; volume V and VI: Peveril of the Peak and Quentin Durward; volume VII: Quentin Durward. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Although Scott had attained celebrity through his poetry, he soon tried his hand at documenting his researches into the oral tradition of the Scottish Borders in prose fiction - stories and novels- at the time still considered aesthetically inferior to poetry as a mimetic vehicle for portraying historical events. Condition: Rebound in cloth. Externally, generally smart just with slight wearto extremities and the odd mark to boards, stains to boards of some volumes. Internally, generally firmly bound with the odd page loosening. Bright and generally clean throughoutwith only occasional slight spotting and handling marks throughout, foxing and tidemarks to some titles and endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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