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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Grant & Shaw Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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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        The Whole Works of Adam Smith, LL. D. A New Edition with a Life of the Author (complete in five volumes including An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations)

      London: Printed for J. Richardson and Co.; Thomas Tegg; et al., 1822. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. These five books are clean, tight, square with good corners and internally unmarked. Each has a bookplate on the front paste down and an 1827 name on a front fly leaf. They are lightly rubbed at the edges and have some rare surface soil. An early signature in vol I is a bit loose and extends beyond the page edges. They have gray/green end papers and have 432, 336, 348, 312 (plus index), 201, bright clear pages with marbled edges all around. They are bound in tan leather with gilt designs on the edges of the boards. The spines have four raised bands with gilt designs in three of the panels, gilt titles on a red background on another and gilt volume number on a dark blue background on the final panel. This is a great looking set of the works of a seminal author. The mirror image of this set sold in 2008 for $7,500.

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        United States of America

      Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. unbound. very good(+). Tanner, Benjamin. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 16.75" x 21.5". Beautiful early map of the United States from East Coast to Midwest (Missouri Territory and Mexico). Includes information about surveys on which the map is based (Lewis & Clark, Pike and Major Long). Cropped margins; stain in Kentucky and Indiana, but colors are very bright.

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        Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of the District of Columbia

      Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 10.75" x 10.5", image plus text measures 16.5" x 20 5/8". Beautiful double page map of Washington D.C. and its environs, including Alexandria. Shows street plan, major roads, waterways, marshlands and topography. Extensive information pertaining to history, climate and culture surrounds map. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas...". Crease to upper right, light spots of foxing to top margin. Expert repair to centerfold.

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      Philadelphia, PA: Carey & Lea, 1822. 22.25" (width) x 17.5" (height) printed sheet, with 18" x 12" hand-colored map near center of sheet (five color). Excellent condition, except for slight browing to center fold, which is offsetting from original glue from reverse hinge. Minor browning to margins of sheet, easily framed out. Small tear at bottom fold, not affecting image. Includes an extra sheet of letterpress to accomodate the large image size. An attractive image, suitable for office/library display or gift. Originally bound in an atlas titled "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical 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 Wars, Celebrated Battles, and Remarkable Events, to the Year 1822. According to the Plan of LeSage's Atlas, and Intended as a Companion to Lavoisne's Improvement of that Celebrated Work." Americana.. First Edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition.

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      Philadelphia.: Carey & Lea., 1822. ....OUTLINE COLOR....FROM " 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, etc. Together with the Wars, Celebrated Battles, and Remarkable Events, To The Year 1822. According to the Plan of Le Sage's Atlas, and Intended as a Companion to LaVoisne's Improvement of that Celebrated Work"...MAP #21 from FIRST EDITION ATLAS...ENGRAVED BY YOUNG & DELLEKER...SHEET MEASURES 22" W x 17" H...MAP IN MIDDLE OF SHEET MEASURES 11 1/2 " W x 11 1/2" H and is SURROUNDED BY TEXT ON 3 SIDES....Center Fold....EDGES NEAT....MAP CLEAN...COLOR BRIGHT.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

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        Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Maryland

      Carey & Lea; Philadelphia, 1822. Map. Very Good. 20.5 x 16.5 inches. Framed. Rich, hand-colored map of Maryland. Size includes text surrounding map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers, climate, towns, manufacturing, commerce, and other information. Roads, towns, rivers, and lakes included on map. Carey & Lea's Atlas is highly prized not only for its cartographic information but the marvelous information about each of the states and territories included. Minor discoloration on center fold. No tears or other defects. View our images of this beautiful map.

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      Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & Lea, 1822-1823.. [4],5,[2],503; [5],442,xcviii pp. plus eight plates (one colored). Atlas: 4pp., plus two double-page maps, one double-page plate of geological cross- sections, and eight plates (one hand-coloured). Two octavo text volumes plus quarto atlas volume. Modern calf, gilt with leather label. Some light dampstaining and scattered foxing. Atlas in contemporary boards, printed paper label; rebacked in matching modern calf. Boards lightly soiled, corners repaired. Minor soiling and foxing, but atlas plates clean. Very good. First edition of a cornerstone work of Western Americana and American cartography, complete with the rare atlas. Originally named the "Yellowstone Expedition," the U.S. government expedition under Major Stephen Long was the most ambitious exploration of the trans- Mississippi West following those of Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike. 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. Edwin James was the botanist, geologist, and surgeon for the expedition and "based his compilation upon his own records, the brief geological notes of Major Long, and the early journals of Thomas Say [who served as the expedition's zoologist]" (Wagner-Camp). Significantly, Long's expedition was the first official U.S. expedition to be accompanied by artists (namely Titian Peale and Samuel Seymour), and the illustrations in the atlas are therefore an important early visual record of the area. The plates depict Oto Indians, views of the Plains, buffalo, etc. 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' ACCOUNT closely follows. The "Western Section" map is particularly interesting, as it is here that the myth of the Great American Desert was founded by Long: a myth which endured for decades. The designation of 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). James' ACCOUNT deservedly ranks alongside the narratives of Lewis and Clark and Pike as the most important early exploratory narratives of the American West. BRADFORD 2637. GRAFF 2188. HOWES J41, "b." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1958. SABIN 35682. STREETER SALE 1783. WAGNER-CAMP 25:1. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 353; II, p.80. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 12942.

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      [Manzanillo. ca. 1822].. 98pp. In Spanish. Folio. Loose sheets; old stab holes in left margin. Some light soiling and wear, some ink bleed. Very good. Significant manuscript relating to the history, politics, and economic development of the port city of Manzanillo, located in the Granma Province of eastern Cuba, on the Gulf of Guacanayabo, near the delta of the Cauto River. The document seems aimed at achieving greater municipal autonomy and authority. Mention is made of upgrading the port, building sugar refineries, improving defense, the town's natural resources and geography, and the further development of agriculture and commerce in the area. The city's proximity to Santiago and the island of Jamaica are noted and described as an advantage for further developing the town, which at that time had twelve streets, 388 houses, and a population of about 2,700 people. There is a copy of the census made by Miguel Fernandez, dated December 2, 1819, which is broken down according to race, and whether the people in question were slaves or freemen. The document also relates a tale of six enemy insurgent ships landing and attacking the townspeople, who successfully repelled them, on October 7, 1819. It is asserted that these invaders are English - possibly some of the many English filibusterers, unemployed at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, who sailed for South America to participate in the revolutions underway there at this time. The document closes with the signature of Jose Imblurgueta, Secretary, and a note dated March 5, 1822. An interesting and insightful document.

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        The History of Modern Europe. In seven volumes

      sp;- London - F. C. and J. Rivington et al, 1822 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely set of the scarce 1822 London edition of Russell'sunusual historical work, writtenin epistolary form. A new edition, with a continuation, terminating at the establishment of the Austrian power in Italy, in 1821. 'With an account of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire; and a view of the progress of society, from the rise of the modern Kingdoms to the peace of Paris in 1763; in a series of letters from a nobleman to his son'. The epistolary form was chosen 'for uniting the accuracy of the chronologer with the entertrainment of the memorialist: and the character of a nobleman and a father was assumed, in order to give greater weight to the moral and political maxims, and to entitle the writer to offer, without seeming to dictate to the world, such reflections on life and manners, as are supposed more immediately to belong to the higher orders of society'. Complete in seven volumes. William Russell, (17461793). Russell achieved his chief reputation as a historian. The first of his works to meet with any success was The History of America, from the First Discovery by Columbus to the Conclusion of the Late War, which was completed in 1779. In the same year he issued, anonymously, the first two volumes of his History of Modern Europe, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son. Three further volumes, with the author's name, appeared in 1784, and the whole work was published in five volumes in 1786. His History of Ancient Europe, with a View of the Revolutions in Asia and Africa (1793) was a fragment, and had indifferent success. DNBCondition: In decorative full calf bindings. Externally generally sound althougha trifle rubbed, two joints just starting, backstrip of volume VII coming away slightly at the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, just a few scattered spots, heavier spotting to first and last few pages of each volume including titles. Ink signatures to front blanks. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Travels in Nubia;

      London: John Murray,, 1822. by the Late … Published by the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa. Quarto (268 × 211 mm) Contemporary half calf on marbled boards,tan morocco label, flat bands, gilt milled, edges sprinkled blue, dark blue silk page-marker present and intact. Etched portrait frontispiece by Angelica Clarke after Slater, 3 engraved maps, one full-page and 2 folding. Slightly rubbed, mild damping at the tail of the spine, front inner hinge cracked to the cords but tight, quadrant of damp-staining at the lower inner margins, text barely affected but the plates showing a slight tidemark, images barely touched, light browning to the text, a very good copy. Second edition, first published in 1819. Burckhardt's travels were made under the aegis of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa. He arrived in London in 1806, and after failing to obtain a diplomatic posting he approached Sir Joseph Banks, one of the chief supporters of the Association, with a letter of introduction from the natural historian Joseph Friedrich Blumenbach, under whom he had studied at Göttingen. He proposed, and was soon accepted to undertake exploration on their behalf, "particularly the search for the course of the Niger" (ODNB). Most of his journeys were made in the guise of Ibrahim ibn Abdallah, an Indian merchant and pilgrim to the holy places, under which name he was to be buried in the Muslim cemetery at Cairo in 1817. "Burckhardt possessed the best qualifications for a traveller. He prepared meticulously for his voyages, obeying his maxim 'Eile mit Weile' - 'more haste less speed' - even when this made it seem to contemporaries that he was slow and hesitant. Daring and yet prudent, a close and accurate observer with an intimate knowledge of the manners and language of the people among whom he travelled, he was able to accomplish feats of exploration which to others would have been impossible …" This part of his explorations were made "in 1813 and 1814. Burckhardt left Aleppo in 1812 and made his way to Cairo; he then carried out two journeys: one along the upper Nile and the other through the Nubian desert. These travels were edited from Burckhardt's journals by Leake; he also wrote the biographical memoir which is prefaced to the travels. This was the first of Burckhardt's works to be published … " (Blackmer). Armorial bookplate of William Ramsay, professor of Humanity (Latin) at the University of Glasgow 1831-63, one of the foremost British classical scholars of the era.

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        Historisch Topographisches Lexicon von Steyermark

      Graz, Kienreich 1822-1823. 4 Bde. 8°. XII, 651 SS., 1 Bl.; XIV S., 1 Bl., 602 S., 2 Bll., XV, 600 S.; VIII, 450 LIV S. Mit 2 lith. Front., 4 lith. Tit. u. 3 lith. Wappentaf. Pbde. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Berieb. Wurzbach XXXI, 341; Schlossar 987 - "Mit seinem Lexikon, das auch biographische und genealogische Angaben enthält, schuf Schmutz eine umfassende Landesaufnahme, die auch heute noch einen nützlichen Behelf für die landesgeschichtliche Forschung der Steiermark darstellt, u.a. durch den Abdruck inzwischen verlorengegangener Quellen" (ÖBL X, 348). "Wenig gekanntes und seltenes Werk" (Wurzbach).

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        Tracts on Vaults and Bridges.

      Thomas And William Boone, London 1822 - Containing observations on the various forms of vaults; on the taking down and rebuilding London bridge; and on the Principles of Arches: Illustrated by extensive tables of bridges. Also containing the principles of Pendent Bridges, with reference to the properties of the Catenary, applied to The Menai Bridge and a theoretical investigation of Catenary. In the original publishers blue card covers, with a later blue taped spine, corners and edges bumped and worn, a little grubby, NO title to spine. Internally, remains of bookplate + a small bookseller label to fpd, Ink dedication from the author to John Davies Gilbert to ffep dated 1822. (Old family who were also related to Sir Walter Raleigh, they owned and developed Eastbourne and East Dean was an engineer and author), (xx), [6], 177 pp, 20 pl, complete with all the plates as called for which are mostly large pull outs, 14 for the 1st tract, 2 for the 2nd tract and 4 for the third, text block edges uncut. Tract I: Observations on Vaults, and on the origin of the principal features of decorative architecture - Tract II: Observations respecting the taking down and rebuilding London Bridge; relative to the principles of bridges: with tables of bridges, of weights and measures, and of the strength of materials - Tract III: The principles of Pendent Bridges, with reference to the properties of the catenary applied to the Menai Bridge: also a theoretical investigation of the catenary. Rare (COPAC. WorldCat) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Grantland & Orme, Milledgeville, 1822. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Rebound in classic brown cloth (impression is that of aged leather) with gilt-stamped titles to spine. Original leather boards retained. Gilt titles to spine. Makes quite a sharp presentation. New white flyleaf with the original pastedowns and endpapers preserved. Darkening / foxing of text, but not at all severe. Text remains readily legible. First edition. 8vo. 669 pp. Half-title. Erratum notice bottom of page 669. Contemporary ownership signatures to pastedowns and endpages. --- Sabin 27038. American Imprints 8813. De Renne Catalogue I, p. 382.

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        The History of England; from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688; together with: The History of England; from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of George II, Designed as a Continuation of Hume

      London: J. F. Dove, et al, 1822. New edition. Hardcover. Very good. Illustrated edition, with engraved portrait frontispieces. Complete in thirteen volumes: eight volumes of Hume's history and five of Smollett's. Contemporary straight-grained crimson leather. Spines in five compartments with raised bands, gilt; Boards with gilt and blind fillet borders; gilt inner dentelles; all edges gilt. Edges lightly rubbed, some staining and soiling, and spines darkened else a very good set. Hume was a key figure in Western philosophy, but is perhaps more known for his History, which was a bestseller well into the nineteenth century and the standard work on English history for many years. The continuation is by Tobias Smollett, himself a literary figure of merit and an associate of Johnson, Goldsmith and Sterne.

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        Journal of a Voyage to Greenland, in the year 1821. With graphic illustrations

      London: printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1822. Quarto. (11 x 8 3/4 inches). One folding hand-coloured lithographic map, 20 uncoloured lithographic plates (1 folding), numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Expertly bound to style in half dark blue straight grain morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, repeat decoration in gilt in the others. First edition of this increasingly rare classic of both Polar and whaling literature. This work is a lively and well-written account of a whaling expedition which the author undertook with William Scoresby, Jr. (1789-1857) on the Greenland ship the Baffin in the summer of 1821. The author's stated primary aim was to test his newly-invented harpoon guns. The Baffin sailed first to Spitzbergen, then along the east coast of Greenland, to Iceland and then home. The work contains a lithographed map of the polar region from Baffin's Bay to Nova Zembla with Iceland in the center and some very fine lithographed whaling scenes by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850). These images in addition to being an important record of whaling at the start of the 19th century are also early examples of lithography in England. A second edition of Manby's journal was published in 1823. The 1822 first edition has become increasingly scarce, with only the Frank Streeter and Barbara Johnson copies appearing at auction in the last two decades. Arctic Bibliography 10844; William Barr "Harpoon guns, the lost Greenland settlement, and penal colonies: George Manby's Arctic obsessions" by William Barr in The Polar Record (2001), vol.37, pp. 291- 314; Sabin 44195.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches of the Life And Correspondence of Nathanael Greene, Major General of the Armies of the United States In the War of the Revolution Compiled Chiefly from Original Materials

      Charleston: Printed for the author by A. E. Miller, 1822. First edition. Some foxing internally, else fine. Quarto.

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        Veduta dell avanzo del fianco del Portico, che circondava la Cella del Tempio di Antonino Pio. . .

      Rome 1822 - Luigi Rossini was a master engraver who produced over one thousand plates of buildings, ruins, gardens and monuments. His career coincided with a period of great archeological activity. His etchings of Rome followed Piranesi's example, and reported the latest excavations to an avidly interested European audience. In turn, as they were carried home by Northern Europeans on the Grand Tour, the etchings fuelled worldwide interest in classical architecture., Image Size : 390x353 (mm), 15.375x13.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : 400x540 (mm), 15.75x21.25 (Inches), Paper Size : 520x740 (mm), 20.5x29.125 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        First Lines of the Practice of Physic. / By William Cullen, with notes and observations, practical and explanatory...

      Philadelphia, Published by Edward Parker, 1822. Two volumes: xviii, 520, xcvii; [xvii], 420, lxxxiv p.; 22.5 cm. Title continues: a preliminary discourse, in defence of classical medicine and an appendix, by Charles Caldwell. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Shoemaker 8477; Garrison-Morton (4th) 4920.1 is 1784 first edition. Two centuries ago, the medical school at the University of Edinburgh was the finest in the world, its outstanding physician William Cullen. The book became Europe's principal text on the classification and treatment of disease. Charles Caldwell, 1772-1853, a Philadelphia-based physician, first issued this up-to-date version for American doctors in 1818. Good+, some foxing, rebound in full leather by Jim DiMarcantonio, Hope Bindery. Stock#NS0263.

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        Atlas novus coelestis XXVII tabulas continens stellas inter polum borealem et trigesimum gradum declinationis australis ad huc observatas

      Göttingen 1822 - Large folio (527x323 mm). Double-page engraved title, 27 double-page engraved star maps mounted on guards, very light foxing to title, minor staining to upper corners and occasional spotting or soiling. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, later marbled boards and endpapers. Provenance: Library of Gerald F. Fitzgerald. A fine copy. ---- Brown, Astronomical Atlases p. 65; DSB VI, p. 112. - First edition of Harding's important atlas, the "well-executed and carefully thought out work of a capable observer" (Brown). Harding's career as an astronomer began in 1796 when he bacame a private tutor in the household of A. H. Schröter, who had a private observatory at Lilienthal, near Bremen. The best observations of great planets during that time were made at Lilienthal, mostly by Harding; and the Vereinigte Astronomische Gesellschaft was founded there. Its primary aim was to make star charts. This aim was realized only by Harding, who drew up a celestial atlas containing about 60,000 stars. While working on the chart, Harding discovered (1804) the third asteroid and named it Juno Georgia in honor of George III. He also discovered three comets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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