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        Advertisement for T. Cotterell & Co., Chronometer Makers, announcing an award granted by the Board of Admiralty to Cotterell for its performance at the Public Trials, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

      London:: , 1822.. London:. 1822.. Ca. 1822. The advertisement for the London chronometer makers reads: "The Honorable Board of Admiralty Awarded T. Cotterell & Co. a Prize of 200 Pounds for the Extraordinary Accuracy of the Performance of their Chronometer, the actual Variation on its Rate in 12 Months being only 70 Hundredth Parts of a Second". It goes on to say that the Admiralty purchased several of the chronometers "for their superior performance on the Public Trials at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. ... Cotterell have also been liberally encouraged by the Swedish Government, And by many Scientific Navigators". Chronometers at the time played a critical role in navigation at sea, having been recently introduced as the best method to determine exact longitude. Chronometers made by Kendall were used as early as the 1770's in Captain Cook's expeditions; and by Capt. John Ross in expeditions to the Arctic. Another Kendall chronometer was used by Lieutenant Matthew Flinders in expedition to Australia in 1801. The Public Trials referred to in this advertisement commenced in 1820. By 1850 reliable and inexpensive marine chronometers were widely available and replaced the lunar distance method of measuring longitude. 5 3/4 x 5 1/2". Text in black on white paper; paper toned, edges slightly ruffled, o/w very good.

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

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

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        The Poems of Ossian, Translated by James Macpherson.

      Authenticated, Illustrated, & Explained, by Hugh Campbell. 2 vols. London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips & Co. 1822. With title-vignettes, map and 3 engravings. LXXXIV + 392 + (4) + 309 + (2) pp. Contp. boards with paperlabels. Old name on flyleaf. Engravings slightly browning

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      London, printed and sold by G. Smeeton, St. Martins Churchyard, Charing Cross, (1822).. FIRST EDITION (1822), 8vo, approximately 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, engraved title page with etched border of tiny vignettes depicting highway robberies, drinking scenes, gaming tables and executions after George Cruikshank, 9 hand-coloured engraved plates including frontispiece, pages: 286, (2) - index, later brown calf by Roger de Coverly & Sons, neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid on, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco labels, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Small book label of Charles Whibley and old catalogue description pasted on front pastedown, neat inscription dated 1943 on second blank endpaper, occasional small light brown stain to margins of text and margins of some plates, small neat repair to upper margin of page 47 and page 213, another to a tiny hole in text on page 91, loss of 2 letters, still easily understood, text lightly browned opposite plates, plate at page 154 slightly browned in the margins and fore-edge very slightly worn. A very good copy. Cohn, Cruikshank 456. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Tracts on Vaults and Bridges

      London: Thomas And William Boone, 1822 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, (of 20, mostly large folding), 14 for the 1st tract, 2 for the 2nd tract and 4 for the third, text block edges uncut, some faint browning to edges. 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. (Allibone 2582. Cohen 40/41) Title continues: 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.

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        Oeuvres de don Barthélemi de Las Casas, évêque de Chiapa, défenseur de la liberté des naturels de l'Amérique. Précédées de sa vie, et accompagnées de notes historiques, additions, développements, etc. par J.-A. Llorente.

      1822 - Livre d'occasion 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane fauve, dos lisses, auteur, titre, tomaisons, fleurons et filets dorés, tranches jaunes, [4] ff., CX-409 pp., [1] f. (table du t.2) + [2] ff., 503 pp., un portrait gravé en frontispice. Edition qui se distingue par les inédits qu'elle renferme. Bien complet du portrait qui manque souvent. Condition : Cart. frotté sur 2 cm. aux bords de 3 plats, tache brune ne contrariant pas la lecture aux derniers f. du tome 1, rouss. éparses ordinaires, bien relié, bonne condition. 1100g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1822.. 1p. list of subscribers and 2pp. list of plates in the rear. Lithographic portrait frontispiece of Count Romanzoff; 104 fine handcolored lithographs (eighty-nine by Choris; thirteen after Choris by V. Adam, Franquelin, Norblin, or Morlet; one after Albert de Chamisso; one unsigned), ninety- eight printed by Langlumé (six with no printer given); folding engraved map with routes marked in colors by hand; two lithographic charts on one leaf. Folio. Period half red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers. Foxing to text and tissue guards, the plates quite clean. Very good, uncut. Extremely rare, large-paper, fully handcolored issue of a fundamental work on Alaska, California, and Hawaii, and "one of the most beautiful books of travel in existence" (Hill). This is one of fifty such deluxe copies of the first edition. Louis Choris, born Login Choris in Jekaterinolsaw, Russia on March 22, 1795, was only twenty years old when he was appointed official artist "aboard the Rurik, 1815- 1818, commanded by the Russian, Otto von Kotzebue. The purpose of the voyage was to search for the supposed Northwest Passage. After visiting islands in the South Seas, Kotzebue explored the North American coast and landed twice on the Hawaiian Islands....[The first work in particular] has great American interest because of its lithographs of California, the Queen Charlotte Islands, the Aleutians, St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, and Kotzebue Sound in Alaska. The lithographs cover all aspects of native life and culture, as well as the natural history of the area. Choris was a Russian of German stock, and his book is considered one of the most beautiful books of travel in existence. A map of the route of the expedition accompanies the work" (Hill). The work was issued in twenty-two parts, in three different forms: with the plates uncolored, with just the natural history subjects colored, or in a deluxe form, as here, with all the plates handcolored. "Complete copies with all the plates colored are very rare" - Hill. BM (NH) I, p.347. BRUNET I:1851. COWAN, p.123. FORBES I, 541. GRAFF 699. HILL 290. HOWES C397, "c." LADA- MOCARSKI 84 (2nd variant). NISSEN (ZBI) 881. SABIN 12884. TAYLOR, p.117. WICKERSHAM 6676.

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        Life In London

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, 1822. - "Indeed, the Taste for it Amounted to a Craze"[CRUIKSHANK, George and Robert, illustrators]. EGAN, Pierce. Life In London or, the Day and Night scenes of Jerry Hawthorne Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis.Embellished with Thirty-six Scenes from Real Life, Designed and Etches by I.R. & G. Cruikshank; and enriched also with numerous designs on wood by the same artists. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, 1821. First edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 6 1/8 in; 249 x 152 mm). xvi, 376, [8, as adv.], [16, as catalogue] pp. Thirty-six hand-colored aquatint plates including frontispiece with original tissue guards, three folding sheets of music, miscellaneous black and white text woodcuts. Full early twentieth century burgundy morocco by Riviére (stamp-signed). Raised bands. Gilt decorated compartments, Broad, gilt-decorated dentelles. Crimson moiré silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Front joint expertly and almost invisibly repaired. A splendid copy."By finding the right men [the Cruikshanks] for his work [Egan] made Life In London one the great successes of the day, comparable to that other triumphant alliance of humour and art in the pages of Dr Syntax" (Prideaux)."A journalist, and a well-known character in his day, [Pierce Egan] wrote nothing so popular as this Life in London. Indeed, the taste for it amounted to a craze. For his illustrations, Egan went to two brothers, Isaac Robert and George Cruikshank the success of the work was so great that the artists could not colour the engravings fast enough for the demand. It suited the taste of the time, when a ‘fast’ life had become a sophisticated and conscious aim. Life in London is a guide to a fast life. Part of the success enjoyed by [Pierce Egan’s Life in London] was due, no doubt, to its readers’ belief that they could name the originals of the fictitious characters. Imitations came swift and frequent " (The Cambridge History of English and American Literature ).Cohn 262. Abbey, Life 281. Prideaux p. 307, 310, 335. Tooley 196.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Herveiana; or, Graphic and Literary Sketches, illustrative of the Life and Writings of the Rev. James Hervey, A.M

      [Part One]. Engraved frontis. & three engraved plates (plus one additional plate inserted). vi, 126, 10 pp. 8vo, orig. printed boards (a little worn), uncut. Scarborough: "Printed by and for John Cole, and, published in London by W. Darton...and by Birdsall and Sons, Northampton, 1822." From the upper cover: "Only 6 Copies on coloured Paper." This book was issued on large and small paper but it is not well known, if known at all, that there were copies printed on colored paper. The paper here is a rich pink with the exception of signatures B-D which are printed on a medium brown paper. Tipped-in at front is the prospectus for this work, a long slip of paper, printing a poem "Two D.D.'s" and describing the proposed work (but not mentioning copies on colored paper). A charming work of provincial printing. This copy, annotated in a number of places by Cole, is his own and is described in his private library catalogue issued in 1829 (no. 53). The final ten pages contain the subscribers' names including Archdeacon Francis Wrangham. Hervey (1714-58), was a Northamptonshire clergyman and writer (see ODNB). Fine copy. A second part was issued the following year. .

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        A Periodical Paper, Published at Edinburgh in the Years 1785 and 1786. By the Authors of The Mirror. . Two Volumes.

      1822 1822 - London: Printed for J. Richardson and Co.; ., 1822. Sm. 8vo. Orig. full crimson morocco (corners & spine edges slightly rubbed) with decorative gilt borders and blind-tooling. Spines extra gilt and with raised bands. Inside dentelles. A.e.g. Armorial bookplate on fly-leaf of each volume. Minor water stains on endpapers of Vol. 2. Adorned under the gilt of the fore-edge of each volume is a fine watercolour painting: on Vol. 1 is "Old London Bridge" (demolished in 1756); on Vol. 2 is "The Second London Bridge" (demolished in 1832).

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        Maid Marian

      London: Printed for T. Hookham [and Carpenter], 1822. First Edition. 12mo. [4], 262pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt to spine and borders, contrasting maroon morocco title labels. Rubed, with some loss to head of spine and joints. Peacock's own take on the Nottinghamshire legends of Robin Hood appeared in the wake Scott's Ivanhoe, though as the author is keen to point out to the second leaf, the majority of this twelfth-century romance was 'written in the autumn of 1818'. Wolff?

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        A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body; Accompanied with Descriptions, Physiological, Pathological & Surgical Observations

      Edinburgh: Printed for Daniel Lizards, 1822-26. First edition, 2 vols., 8vo text volume consisting of 12 parts each with a separate title and pagination, folio atlas volume containing an engraved title, dedication and table of contents followed by 101 lithographed plates (of which 15 are hand-coloured), text volume with minimal water staining, cont. half calf, plate volume bound in cont. cloth, two leaves of publisher's advertisements at end (one announcing lectures, October and November 1826, at the New Theatre, Anatomy & Surgery, No. 1 Surgeons' Square, Edinburgh), early bookstamp on flyleaf of D. Reeve, Surgeon, faded on upper cover, rebacked with orig. spine laid-down, uncut, a very good sound set. "This superb atlas is certainly one of the most elegant works of the nineteenth century. The 101 lithographs were drawn by the author and his brother, William Home Lizars (1788-1859), from the author's dissections. Lizars was a pupil of John Bell and served as a naval surgeon before becoming professor of surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Lizars developed a great reputation as a teacher and was also a bold and forthright surgeon. He made a number of original contributions, was a pioneer in performing ovariotomies in Europe, and he clearly demonstrated the value of abdominal exploration as a diagnostic procedure. However, he was somewhat ahead of his time and received criticism for exploring new surgical techniques, although later many of his new techniques became widely accepted. Lizars possessed great talent but his potential was never fully realized perhaps because of a continuing feud with another prominent surgeon of his day--James Syme. Lizars was an active writer and prepared many papers on such subjects as hernia, lithotomy, and hemorrhoids." (Heirs of Hippocrates). Cushing L313; Waller 5950; Wellcome III, p. 531; Heirs of Hippocrates 1436.

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        Travels in The Oasis of Thebes

      Privately Printed 1822 - xii + 72pp. 16 pls + 2 maps. Frontis fold out. Occasional offsetting from pls. and tape repair p53. Rebound at a later date. Quarter bound in brown leather with gilt title. and marbled paper covered boards.Corners scuffed. Translated from french. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In the King's Bench between Thomas Redford, Plaintiff; and Hugh Horney Birley, Alexander Oliver, Richard Withington, and Edward Meagher, Defendants. For An Assault on the 16th. of August, 1819. Report of the Proceedings on the Trial of this Cause at Lancaster, On Thursday the 4th., Friday the 5th., Saturday the 6th., Monday the 8th., and Tuesday the 9th. days of April, 1822: Before Mr. Justice Holroyd and a Special Jury: and the Judgment of the Court of King's Bench in Easter Term following. Upon an application on the part of the Plaintiff, for a Role to shew Cause why a New Trial should not be granted. Taken from the short-hand of Mr. Farquharson

      Manchester C. Wheeler & Son. 1822 - A beautifully bound copy of this first edition. Full speckled calf, with six panels to the spine. Burgundy label with gilt titles. Internally clean and tidy throughout. This was once a library copy - but few marks remain. Copac lists some copies with just the folding plan, as found here, and others with an additional 2 plates & a map. The binder has dated this item 1819 to the spine - the date of the trial, rather than the date of publication. The binding is in excellent condition. There is no marking to it. The folding plan is likewise, clean and tidy - a very clear copy. The rest of the book is clean throughout, with rough cut edges. There a couple of lightly embossed library crests. The only other evidence of library ownership is a library stamp to the verso of the title page. The Peterloo Massacre was the name given to the aftermath of a cavalry charge at a political meeting in St Peter’s field, Manchester in 1819. Cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. A test case was brought against four members of the Manchester Yeomanry at Lancaster Assizes, on 4 April 1822: Captain Birley, Captain Withington, Trumpeter Meagher, and Private Oliver. All were acquitted, as the court ruled that their actions had been justified to disperse an illegal gathering. This is the reporting and account in court of that test case. xx., 1-632 pp. + plan of St Peter’s field. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harrison-Hiett Rare Books. ABA/ILAB PBFA]
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      London, G. Walker et al, 1822. Fourth Edition. Three volumes, complete. Bound in 3/4 calf and marbled boards; leather labels chipped. Calf & Boards. Good

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      1822. [RUNDELL, Maria Eliza]. AMERICAN DOMESTIC COOKERY, formed on Principles of Economy: for the use of Private Families. By an Experienced Housekeeper. Illustrated by nine engravings. Baltimore: Published by Fielding Lucas, Jun., 1822. Later (but still early) printing. All illustrations are present: an engraved title-page and eight plates. 347 pp., + [1] pp. adv. 16mo., contemporary brown calf, red leather label to spine, title stamped in gilt, all edges speckled brown. Near-contemporary ink ownership to reverse of the first plate and the final free endpaper; pencil ownership to front free endpaper. Occasional light to mild foxing throughout. The leather is edgeworn and rubbed to surfaces. Both boards are nearly detached; each is attached by single sewing cord. The ffep. and the first plate are attached to the top board. An early edition of a rarely seen book, especially with all of the plates. (Lowenstein 91).

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        Symbolik und Mythologie der alten Völker (Six Volumes)

      Olms. Hardcover. 3487043726 A beautiful six volume set in red cloth of Creuzer's important work. The last two volumes are F.J.Mone's Geschichte des Heidenthums im Nordlichen Europa, reprinted from the 1822 edition, but still bear Creuzer's name on the title. A fine set. . Fine. 1990.

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        Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Tennessee

      Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11 7/8" x 10", image plus text measures 16.5" x 20 5/8". Rare double page map of Tennessee divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes, waterways and topography. Extensive information pertaining to history, climate and culture surrounds map. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas...". Foxing throughout entire sheet. Does not affect the beauty of this hard to find map.

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        Lavoisne's Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronologicaland Geographical Atlas

      London - J. Barfield, 1822 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and delightfully hand-coloured atlas being a general guide to history, both ancient and modern. Third edition. Extremely uncommon London printing. Exhibiting an accurate account of the origin, descent, and marriages, of all the royal families, from the beginning of the world to the opening of the British parliament by his majesty George IV. Feb. 5, 1822; together with the various possessions, foreign wars, battles of renown, and remarkable events. With a key of marks and abbreviation used within the work. Containing sixty of the original sixty-four maps and tables. Lacking China, India, Africa, and America. C. V. Lavoisne is best known for his publication, in tandem with Matthew Carey, of the Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas. Verylittle known about him,though he was an activefigure within Philadelphia in the late 18th and early 19th century. C. V. Lavoisne (fl. 1795 - 1850) is a little known figure active in Philadelphia in the late 18th and early 19th century. Lavoisne is best known for his publication, in tandem with Matthew Carey, of the Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas. - See more at: http://www. geographicus. com/mm5/merchant. mvcScreen=CAD&Product_Code=lavoisne#sthash. pNiAvzNR. dpufC. V. Lavoisne (fl. 1795 - 1850) is a little known figure active in Philadelphia in the late 18th and early 19th century. Lavoisne is best known for his publication, in tandem with Matthew Carey, of the Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas. - See more at: http://www. geographicus. com/mm5/merchant. mvcScreen=CAD&Product_Code=lavoisne#sthash. pNiAvzNR. dpufCondition: In original half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, a trifle worn, with heavy loss to the marbling and calf to the front board and spine. Both boardsare detached, unfortunately, making this work disbound. Internally, binding is strained in places, with the first few leaves working loose, and lacking four of the maps. Intermittently bright and clean, though with some scattered spotting and handling marks. Chipping to the extremities. Overall: FAIR..

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        The Works of Thomas Bewick, in 5 volumes (volume 1 signed by Bewick): Select Fables, Quadrupeds, Land Birds, Water Birds, Fables of Aesop

      Newcastle: Printed for Emerson Charnley by S. Hodgson. 1822. Hardcover. Near Fine. 5 volume set. 1822 edition of the Works of Bewick. Signed by Bewick underneath the frontispiece of the first volume. There is also a page toward the front of the fifth volume that includes 2 hand-colored engravings (a landscape with moon and foliage / and a leaf) and a limitation statement, along with what appears to be facsimiles of a handwritten presentation by Bewick and his iconic thumbprint and signature. Each volume profusely illustrated with Bewick's engravings on wood. Hardcovers, imperial 8vos., uniformly bound in early green morocco with gilt titles and design, aeg. A very nice large paper set. Light rubbing to joints, rear joint of Quadrupeds volume has been neatly strengthened with Japanese paper. Previous owner's small bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Digital images available upon request.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the old and new testaments ... Stereotype edition

      Oxford:: Printed at the Clarendon Press, by Samuel Collingwood. 1822. hardcover. 8vo. 1039 pp. Paper lightly browned (causing edge painting to look. browned). Original dark brown straight grained morocco elaborately. stamped in blind, a.e.g.; neatly rebacked, edges scuffed, inner. hinges re-enforced. Very good. Leather bookplate of Sydney Sanner.. With fore-edge painting of "FOLKSTONE." An early painting (date unknown). PROVENANCE: Navy blue morocco label of Sydney Sanner. Inscription of "Emily C. Hammersley, [daughter of my] [and in another hand:] Great Aunt ... Constance Maria Stopford, Ridgeway, 1920." . 2

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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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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      London: Printed for G. Walker, J. Akerman [et al], 1822. . Three volumes, 8vo. Signature to title pages, engraved booklabel to paste down in volume I. Contemporary full calf, gilt spines with dark brown labels, some rubbing to extremities otherwise a handsome set. First published in 1776 and generally considered to be the founding work of modern economics; it immediately influenced the ruling classes with its skilful exposition of the case for free trade. "...the first and greatest classic of modern economic literature" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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        The Lady of the Lake, a Poem.

      Baudry, Paris, 1822 - 355pages, relié basane verte de l?époque, ornementations et titre au dos dorés, plats avec encadrements de guirlanges dorées, très belle reliure, quelques rousseurs marginales.

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        History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York. With Select Lists of the Merchants & Traders of London, and the Principal Commercial and Manufacturing Towns of England, and a Variety of Other Commercial Information

      Leeds Edward Baines, at the Leeds Mercury Office 1822. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with new endpapers and decorated boards. Contents tight with minimal foxing [First Edition] Quarter leather decorated boards 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). xii, 654pp, cxliv; 654pp. The maps and plans advertised by the publisher were in fact issued as a separate volume. Even without them, this remains an exceptional set.

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        A View of the Present State of the Scilly Islands: exhibiting their vast importance to the British Empire; the improvements of which they are susceptible; and a particular account of the means lately adopted for the amelioration of the condition of the in

      J. Carthew, Truro 1822 - xviii; (ii); 344 pages. Folding hand coloured map, minor off-setting from the map to the title page. Some very light markings. Bookplates on front pastedown of John Waldie, and of a later owner on the front pastdown. Full tan calf, professionally rebacked. Born in Dartmouth the author was a missionary of the S.P.C.K in the Isles of Scilly from 1822-42, he was responsible for building and restoring the churches of St. Mary's, St. Martin's and St. Agnes. Scarce [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VITAL MOTION. As a Mode of Physical Motion. Macmillan and Co. 1876. 1st Ed. vi + 252pp. 9 figures. Some very light browning, ex.-lib. with ink stamp to pastedown, original cloth, browned and sl. chipped title label to spine. [With]. VITAL MOTION ... Macmillan and Co. 1882. 2nd Ed. viii + 190pp. 9 figures. Some very light browning, ex.-lib. with ink stamp to pastedown, original cloth, browned title label to spine frayed to head. Together 2 vols

      . From the preface of volume two ‘... I have prepared a second edition of the books already published under the title ‘Vital Motion ...’ in fewer pages, and with alterations, in the argument chiefly, which make it a new book rather than a new edition ...’& Charles Brand Radcliffe (1822-1889) was one of the physicians who made major contributions to the literature of epilepsy in the mid-19th century, when the modern understanding of the disorder was beginning to emerge, particularly in England ... Radcliffe was one of the chief early advocates for potassium bromide, the first effective anticonvulsant.& D.N.B. ‘... [Radcliffe] was one of the earliest investigators in this country of the electrical physiology of muscle and nerve ... He was, as Sir Burdon-Sanderson points out, essentially a vitalist, but with this difference-that in his doctrine electricity took the place of the vital principle.’ US$640

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        Lehrbuch der höhern Geometrie in analytischer Darstellung

      Leipzig, Kummer 1822 -1824. 25 cm. 2 Bände; 8, 336; 12, 364, (2) Seiten mit 16 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit roten Rückenschildern und goldgeprägtem Titel, Deckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen - ADB III, 243 - Poggendorff I, 278 - Teil 1 enthält Untersuchungen der geometrischen Bestimmungen hinsichtlich der Linien und Punkte; Teil 2 über Kurven, krumme Flächen und doppelt gekrümmte Linien. Brandes (1777 - 1834), zuerst Deichinspektor in Eckwarden, wurde 1811 Professor der Mathematik in Breslau, 1826 Professor der Physik in Leipzig. -

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        Oeuvres complètes du Seigneur de Brantôme. (8 Volumes)

      Paris: Foucault, Librairie, 1822. ( IN FRENCH - EN FRANÇAIS ) 8 volumes de 471, 468, 462, 549, 484, 456, 586 et 272 pages. "Oeuvres complètes du seigneur de Brantôme accompagnées de remarques historiques et critiques." Nouvelle édition collationnée sur les manuscrits autographes de la Bibliothèque du Roi et augmentée de fragments inédits. Le tome 8 constitue les "Oeuvres d'André de Bourdeille" (frère aîné de Brantôme).; Couverture originale avec dos et coins de cuir. Plats de papier marbré. Papier souple ayant très peu de rousseurs. Dos égratignés et coins usés. Livres solides. Bon état. (Article surdimensionné de 4.2 kg. Prévoir un supplément pour les frais de port ou s'enquérir auprès du librairie pour connaître les frais postaux exacts au cas par cas.). Rigide. Bon. 8vo.

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        The Works of Lord Byron,Comprehending the Suppressed Poems

      Paris - A. and W. Galignani 1822 - An attractive set of The Works of Lord Byron. Fifteen of the complete nineteen volumes. The set consists of volumes 1-15, and is missing 16-19. Volume1 contains Hours of Idleness, English Bards &c, volume 2-3 contains Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, volume 4 contains The Giaour, The Bride of Abydos and The Corsair, volume 5 contains Lara, The Siege of Corinth, Parisina, The Prisoner of Chillon and Manfred, volume 6 contains Beppo, Mazeppa, Hebrew Melodies, Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte, The Lament of Tassso, Monody and Poems, volumes 7-8 contain Don Juan Cantos I-V, volume 9 contains Marino Faliero, volume 10 contains Sardanapalus and The Two Foscari, volume 11 contains Cain, The Prophecy of Dante and Letter on Bowles' Structures on Pope, volume 12 contains The Vision of Judgment and Werner, volume 13 contains Heaven and Earth, The Island and The Age of Bronze and volumes 14-15 contain Don Juan Cantos VI-XVI. Embellished with a portrait, and a sketch of his life. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the short lyric She Walks in Beauty. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. He travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died at age 36 from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi in Greece. Often described as the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses, including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. Condition: In full calf leather bindings with gilt raised bands to the spines. Externally,some rubbing. There are some chips and closed tears to the leather on the spines and backstrips are also lifting on volumes 1 and 15. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Modern Art of Fencing Agreeably to the practice of the Most Eminent Masters in Europe

      Printed for Samuel Leigh, London 1822 - Duodecimo. xxxi (i), 240pp. Three quarter red leather over marbled boards with gilt ruling and lettering on spine; raised bands. Gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece engraving. Carefully revised and augmented with a technical glossary in French and English by J. S. Forsyth who was a student of the fencing master Guzman Rolando. Illustrated with 23 (including frontispiece) delightful and prolific hand colored engravings by S. Hall. The title page with a quote by John Locke on education: "Fencing has so many advantages in regard to health and personal appearance, that every gentleman of respectability ought to have so striking a mark of distinction." Binding rubbed with light wear along edges and spine. Light, at times moderate sporadic foxing in book block not affecting images. Pages uncut. Binding in overall good+ condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,, 1822 & 1824.. With an Entirely New Map, and Numerous Engravings. 2 volumes quarto (271 × 204 mm) Contemporary calf by Henington, contrast labels to the spine, flat bands with gilt quatrefoil frieze, lozenges gilt to the compartments, attractive rolled gilt feather and Greek key pattern panel to the boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece to each, and 18 other similar plates, 5 of them folding, large engraved folding map at the rear of volume I, routes marked in red ink, numerous wood engraved illustrations in the text. Spines lightly craquelured, carefully restored as also the joints and head- and tail-caps, light browning, some offsetting from the plates as usual, remains an attractive and very good set. First edition. "The most valuable and accurate work on South Africa published up to the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and embracing a description of a large part of the Cape Colony and Bechuanaland at this period. Theal (History of South Africa, 1795-1834) remarks that the author was 'a man of talent, an easy writer, and scrupulously exact in his descriptions,' and according to Sclater he was 'a most skilful and well-trained zoologist and botanist, and his observations are all accurate and methodical'" (Mendelssohn). For his influence on the development of the now "common practice of recording the date and precise locality of specimens collected, their morphological features, and the characteristics of their habitats", Burchell is considered to be a pioneer ecologist, and his catalogues and collections, although they remain in manuscript form "are regarded by naturalists as basic sources of exceptional historical value" (ODNB). While Czech notes the "numerous instance of hunting", and Burchell's opinion that once tasted by "English lovers of good eating", steaks of the "fine lively Hippopotami" would inevitably become "an article of regular importation". An attractive copy of "one of the best geographies ever written on South Africa" (ODNB)d

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        Mavrocordatos defends Missolonghi. "Mavrocordtos defends Missolonghi victoriously"

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Alexander Mavrocordatos on the walls of Missolonghi from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez and below, sails and naval instruments. The image shows Mavrocordatos on the walls of Missolonghi, looking out to sea as a canon is pulled into position. The first siege of Missolonghi ,October 25 – December 31, 1822 was laid after the Battle of Peta ,Omer Vryonis initially tried to take the town by negotiations, against the opinion of ReÅŸid Mehmed and Yussuf Pasha of Patras. The besieged Greeks took advantage of this, dragging the negotiations out until November 8, when they were reinforced by sea with over 1,500 fighters. Then the Ottomans realized their mistake, and resumed the siege in earnest. After a month of bombardment and sorties, the main Ottoman assault was set for the night of December 24, before Christmas, calculating that the Greeks would be caught by surprise. The Greeks however were warned by Vryonis' Greek secretary, and the attack failed. The siege was subsequently lifted on December 31. Missolonghi remained under Greek control, and resisted another Ottoman attempt at its capture a year later. Its resistance achieved wider fame when Lord Byron arrived there, dying in the town of fever in April 1824. The city was besieged for a third and final time, resisting both Ottoman and Egyptian armies for almost a year, until its final fall on April 10, 1826. Image bright and clean; spotting to blank borders; short tear (15mm) at upper edge. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Mavrocordatos Missolonghi

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        Medecine Operatoire. Traite des Diverse Amputations, qui se Pratiquent sur le Corps Humain Representees par des Figures Dessinees d'apres Nature et Lithographiees, ayant en Regard l'explication abregee du Manuel Operatoi

      G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Library stamps. Some wear and scuffing to leather. Contents heavily foxed. Sm. inscription to fep First Edition Half leather spine on marbled boards 510mm x 350mm (20" x 14"). 28pp + 8 plates. Eight full-page lithographic plates. Text in French. 'Operative surgery. Discusses the various amputations, which are practiced on the human body represented by figures drawn from nature and lithographed, compared with the explanation of the abbreviated operating manual specific to each of them' Preceded by a report by the Institut de France.'.

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        De Vita Caroli Magni et Rolandi Historia

      Florentiae: Josephum Molini. 1822. First. First edition. 154pp, folding illustration. Contemporary half polished calf and marbled papercovered boards. Original extra-gilt spine laid down. Foxing, edgewear to the corners of the boards, a good or better copy. A pseudo-history of the life of Charlemagne and Roland, a 12th century chronicle of legendary material about Charlemagne's alleged conquest of Spain supposedly written by Charlemagne's contemporary Turpin, the Archbishop of Reims, but found out as a forgery in the Renaissance. The work was extremely popular, and served as a major source of material on Charlemagne in chronicles, fiction and iconography throughout Medieval Europe. Matthew Arnold's copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown. .

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        A practical introduction to spherics and nautical astronomy... Fifth edition

      London: Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1822. 8vo. xvi, 236 pp. 21 plates, text illustrations. Original boards, hinges cracked, light wear; in quarter morocco slipcase. Minor foxing to plates. Fifth edition, expanded, of this standard 19th century textbook of spherical trigonometry, first published in 1796. Meriwether Lewis took a copy of Kelly's work with him on the famous Lewis and Clark expedition of 1803-6.

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        Vues de Provins

      A Paris, chez Gide et à Provins, chez Lebeau 1822 In-Folio relié demi-basane verte de l'époque, pièce de titre. 41 lithographies de C. Motte h.-t. sur chine, 1 plan hors-texte, 3 lithographies dans le texte. On trouve encarté dans le volume : l'avis au souscripteur, le prospectus de vente (5 pages et un feuillet blanc). Edition originale et premier tirage des 33 superbes planches lithographiées, signées de Colin, Villeneuve, Deroy, Renoux, Leprince, Garson ou encore Motte. Magnifique exemplaire sans rousseurs

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        THE SEATS AND CAUSES OF DISEASES, Investigated by Anatomy; Containing a Great Variety of Dissections, and Accompanied with Remarks ... Abridged and Elucidated with Copious Notes by William Cooke

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown ... 1822. . New Ed. 2 vols. xxiv + [vi]pp. Subscribers + [ii] + 577pp. + [vi] + 693pp. Some browning, institutional ink stamps to prelims., handsomely rebound in double blind rule edged half calf with marbled boards, gilt and blind rule edged raised bands with gilt lettering to spines. Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771). G & M 2276 (Italian Edition) ‘By this great work, one of the most important in the history of medicine, Morgagni was the true founder of modern pathological anatomy. The work was completed in Morgagni’s 79th year and consists of 70 letters reporting about 700 cases and necropsies. As best he could, he correlated the clinical record with the postmortem finding. Morgagni gave the first description of several pathological conditions. He was Professor of Anatomy at Padua ...’ & Heirs of Hippocrates 501 (Italian Edition) ‘... Vast in scope it is one of the most fundamentally important works in the history of medicine ...’& First English translation in 1769.& Dr William Cooke, a general practitioner, one of the founders and secretaries of the Hunterian Society. Additional postage may be necessary. US$720

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        Odissea di Omero tradotta da Ippolito Pindemonte Veronese

      Società Tipografica Editrice 1822 Mm 140x215 Due volumi legati in uno di pp. 360+330, prima edizione della classica traduzione di Ippolito Pindemonte, splendida legatura in pelle con nervature e decorazioni oro e a sbalzo, tagli dorati, ex libris, al contropiatto, di Francesco Paolo Ruggiero, Pari del Regno. Ritratto in antiporta. leggere fioriture. Opera in buonissime condizioni. SPEDIZIONE IN 24 ORE DALLA CONFERMA DELL'ORDINE. WORLDWIDE DELIVERY

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

      Göttingen, 1822 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Imperial folio. 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. ---- <br><br> Brown, Astronomical Atlases p. 65; DSB VI, p. 112. - First edition of Harding&#39;s important atlas, the "well-executed and carefully thought out work of a capable observer" (Brown). Harding&#39;s career as an astronomer began in 1796 when he became 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..

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        The Horse Hoeing Husbandry: Or, a Treatise on the Principles of Tillage and Vegetation. Wherein is taught a Method of Introducing a Sort of Vineyard Culture Into the Corn-Fields, in order to increase their Product and diminish the Common Expense

      London: Printed for John M. Cobbett, No. 183 Fleet Street, 1822 - First Cobbet edition of this work, first privately issued in 1731, in which Tull recounts his invention of the seed drill, horse-hoe and four- coultered plough First Cobbet edition (with an introduction and some alterations). 8vo. Engraved plate; xix, 332, [1, ads] pp. Original drab boards, with paper spine label with the price 18s 6d, uncut and unopened, some loss at head of spine. Pearl 122 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life in Paris; Comprising the Rambles, Sprees and Amours of Dick Wildfire, of Corinthian Celebrity, and His Bang-up Companions, Squire Jenkins and Captain O&#39;Shuffleton [Etc.]

      London: John Fairburn, 1822. xxiv, 489pp, [3], plates. Original boards, original paper label to spine, untrimmed. Rebacked (almost invisibly), with old label laid down. Label slightly chipped, boards rubbed, corners and edges bumped, front inner joint with paper repair, internally quite bright and clean, complete with the half-title and the &#39;To the Binders&#39; leaf at the rear. With a hand-coloured frontispiece and twenty hand-coloured engravings by George Cruikshank. First edition, first issue, large-paper copy, the Albert M. Cohn copy with his bookplate and an initialed typed note to front pastedown, now housed in a cloth chemise and a full morocco pull off top box by Riviere, with raised bands and gilt to spine and sides, which is slightly rubbed and darkened to extremities. According to Cohn&#39;s note, "This copy is one of the very few that were first bound up in this manner by the publishers from the parts. It contains the very rare unnumbered leaf &#39;To the Binder&#39; at the end. The volume was afterwards issued in picture boards, but this state is even rarer. AMC". Abbey Travel 112; Tooley 129 and Cohn 109. First Edition. Original Boards. Good+. Illus. by Cruikshank, George. 8vo.

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      London: R. Ackermann, 1822. Light foxing to preliminaries with a little to outer edges of the plates. Quite sound and nice copy in a fine binding. First edition [iv], 267p. Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson with 24 hand-colored aquatint plates. Bound by Morrell in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and floral panel ornaments, triple fillets around the covers, double fillets on the board edges, fancy dentelles The last of the genuine or &#39;authorized&#39; Syntax books." Abbey. Life. 268.& Tooley 413.

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        Voyage de M. Lelorrain en Egypte et Observations sur le Zodiaque circulaire de Denderah par M. Saulnier Fils

      Saulnier, Paris 1822 - Saulnier Sébastien Louis (1790-1835) Voyage de M. Lelorrain en Egypte et Observations sur le Zodiaque circulaire de Denderah par M. Saulnier Fils A Paris, 1822. In-8, 1 f., 92 pp., 1 pl., maroquin. Edition originale très rare de la relation de l'expédition française faite en Egypte dans le but secret de s'emparer du célèbre Zodiaque de Denderah. Sébastien Louis Saulnier (1790-1835), archéologue et littérateur, qui avait organisé à ses frais le voyage de M. Lelorrain, donne ici les détails de l'entreprise: voyage, relations avec les autorités locales, travaux de découpage des blocs de pierre, transport par le Nil, arrivée en France etc. On y trouve également la description du Zodiaque, accompagnée d'une grande planche lithographiée repliée. Cette planche d'un grand format se vendait aussi séparement et manque souvent. L'Etude astronomique du Planisfère de Denderah, conservé actuellement à la Bibliothèque Nationale, fut confiée par l'Académie des Sciences au célèbre mathématicien Fourier. [A2] First edition of an historically important volume describing the Dendera Affair, the Egyptian archaeological expedition of 1820 led by Saulnier, an antiquarian and treasure-hunter, and J.-B. Lelorrain, the master mason he hired to remove the bas-relief zodiac from Egypt¿s Temple of Dendera and smuggle it to Paris. Until it was overshadowed by Heinrich Schliemann¿s excavation and ransacking of ancient Troy in the 1870s, the Dendera Affair was Europe¿s most glamorous and notorious archaeological event. Since the Notice is an attempt to persuade the government of Louis XVIII to buy the zodiac, Saulnier concerned himself primarily with geopolitical intrigue: Lelorrain¿s voyage to Egypt, the numerous obstacles he had to overcome in order to return to France with his quarry, etc. The Notice also contains a detailed description of the zodiac itself, which was laid out in an unusual circular form: Saulnier identifies its figures and attempts an explanation of their history, mythological significance and complex symbolism. The zodiac was bought by Louis XVIII, and is today on display in the Louvre. * Buchwald, Engineering and Science, v. LXVI no. 4, pp. 21-31. [A2] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage d'un Américain à Londres. 2 volumes.

      A Paris, chez Ponthieu 1822 - Ou Esquisses sur les Moeurs anglaises et américaines. Traduit de l'anglais de M. Irwin Washington. A Paris, chez Ponthieu - 1822 - 352 et 375 pages. Reliure demi basane framboise de l'époque. Dos à nerfs avec ornements à froid et doré. Rares pâles rousseurs. Quelques frottements sur les plats et les coins. Bon état. Format in-8°(22x14). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the interior of southern Africa

      "Longman, Hurst [et al.]" London: "Longman, Hurst [et al.]". 1822-24. "First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. viii, [4], 582; [8], 648; uncut; large engraved folding map with author&#39;s track hand colored in red, plus 20 hand- colored aquatints (5 folding), and 96 beautiful wood engravings in the text (see below); slightly later half brown calf, black and tan morocco labels on spine; front joint on vol. I just starting, likewise the lower joint on vol. II; title label on vol. II slightly chipped; bookplates of James Edward Moxon and Edward Talber; Moxon&#39;s ownership signature on both title-pp. & & This copy with both half-titles. The Abbey copy in original boards had neither. See Abbey, Travel, 327 for a discussion of this, and the possibility that two different issues of the book exist, viz. the appearance of ""Hints on Emigration"" at the back of vol. II in some copies, and as part of the preliminaries (as here) of vol. I. Adding to the confusion is the British Museum copy which has both half-titles, but no ""Hints.""& & Mendelssohn I, p. 244: ""The most valuable and accurate work on South Africa published up to the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and embracing a description of a large part of the Cape Colony and Bechuanaland at this period ... The illustrations in the volumes are characterized by great beauty and accuracy ... The work is now extremely scarce, many copies having been broken up in the middle of the nineteenth century for the plates.""& & Adding to its scarcity is the fact that while 750 copies were printed of the first volume, only 500 were printed of the second. The author was an easy writer, precise in his descriptions and a well-trained and skillful zoologist and botanist, and he made important collections of the flora, fauna, and natural curiosities of the region.& & ""An important feature of the book is the series of wood-engraved vignettes in the text, fifty in Volume I and 46 in Volume II. Burchell says of these in the Preface &#39;in order to ensure greater correctness in the vignettes, the author has made all these drawings upon the blocks themselves.&#39; Burchell certainly emerges as a better artist than another missionary-traveller in South Africa, Campbell, a slight dispute with whom is mentioned in Volume II ... and is discussed in the note to Campbell&#39;s Travels in South Africa, 1815"" (Abbey)." . web and print images available

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