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        TABLEAU topographique et historique des isles d?Ischia, de Ponza, de Vandotena, de Procida et de Nisida; du Cap de Misene et du Mont Pausilipe

      de l'Imprimerie de Gabr. Porcelli 1822 Par un Ultramontain. Naples, de l'Imprimerie de Gabr. Porcelli, 1822. In 8vo; pp.VIII, pp.216. Mezza pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con titolo e fregi in nero ed oro. Una ricercata e dettagliata descrizione delle isole napoletane e pontine con notizie sugli usi locali. Assai raro. Ex libris di prestigiosa biblioteca. Serra, Bibl. Isclana, pag.82; Artigliere,578. Edizione originale. Un des premiers guides touristiques touchant aussi au thermalisme, par Conrad Haller, écrivain suisse et commerçant qui séjourna plusieurs fois dans la région entre 1809 et 1821.

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        The Alabama Justice of the Peace, Containing All the Duties, Powers

      1822. Hitchcock, Henry [1795-1839], Compiler. The Alabama Justice of the Peace, Containing All the Duties, Powers and Authorities of That Office, As Regulated by the Laws Now in Force in This State: To Which is Added a Great Variety of Warrants, Recognizances, Bonds, Deeds of Bargain and Sale, Lease and Release, Of Trust, Mortgages, Bills of Sale, Contracts, And Other Precedents, Interspersed Under Their Several Heads; Together with the Constitution of the State of Alabama. Cahawba, Ala.: Published by William B. Allen. And for sale at the book-store of Ginn & Curtis., 1822. [ii], 494, [2] pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities with some wear to corners, a few minor stains to boards, hinges starting, crack near rear of text block repaired with archival tape. Toning to text, occasional light dampstaining and foxing. Faint early owner initials (MB) to spine, "M. Bohannon" to foot of text block, Bohannon's signature and annotations to front free endpaper, which has a few holes repaired with archival tape, autograph document laid in. A well-preserved copy. * Only edition. According to Owen, this was the first book printed in Alabama other than collected documents of the constitutional convention of 1819 and the journals and session laws of the general assembly. Hitchcock, who was Alabama's attorney general when he compiled this book, is an important figure in that state's history. He helped to write its constitution and went on to become chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. The autograph document, signed by Hitchcock, is dated July 9. 1822. It acknowledges receipt of his salary as attorney general. Owen, A Bibliography of Alabama 981. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8316.

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      Edinburgh printed for W. and C. Tait 1822 - FIRST EDITION 1822 translated by JOHN BELLENDEN. 4to, approximately 245 x 180 mm, 9½ x 7¼ inches, pictorial and decorated initials, pages: xii, viii, 479, finely bound in full pigskin leather, triple ruled gilt border with corner motifs and small gilt armorial device in centre of covers, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettering, all edges gilt, double ruled gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Hinges rubbed and darkened, one or two minor marks to covers, couple of light scratches on lower cover, front inner paper hinge cracked, binding tight and firm, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, another small bookplate to front endpaper, endpapers slightly foxed, very small pale brown stain to 2 margins of prelims, intermittent small pale damp mark affects upper inner corner on first 65 pages, otherwise contents very clean and bright. A very good copy in a handsome binding. John Bellenden (flourished 1533-1587?) of Moray was a Scottish writer born towards the close of the 15th century, and educated at St. Andrews and Paris. He was requested by James V of Scotland in 1535 to translate Livy's History of Rome into the vernacular language of Scotland but it seems he never proceeded beyond the Fifth Book. He had already at the king's request translated Hector Boece's Historia Gentis Scotorum as Chroniklis of Scotland and this was published in 1536. However apart from 2 short extracts the Livy translation had never been published until this edition of 1822. The Chroniklis and the Livy by John Bellenden remain the earliest existing specimens of Scottish literary prose. According to the Notice at the head of the book, the Livy "contains more of vernacular Scotch than the Chronicles of Scotland, which appear to have been contaminated by Latin phraseology, and perhaps too, by the emendations of a printer accustomed to the language of England". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Tennessee

      Carey & Lea 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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        The History of Stamford in the County of Lincoln; comprising its Ancient, Progressive and Modern State: with an account of St. Martin,s Stamford Baron and Great and Little Wothorpe, Northamptonshire

      Stamford: Printed by and for John Drakard, and sold by Nichols and Son, et al. [ 6 in London; and 1 in Derby, 1 in York ], 1822 . 0. First edition, well bound in a very good half calf binding, with all engravings as called for. 4to.11.50" x 9.00" x 1.75". pp.13/[1p.]/pp.621/[7pp. - Index]/pp.4 - Adverts. With 9 full-page engraved plates (including frontis) and a vignette on the title-page. Brown leather corners and spine, over marbled boards. Spine professionally rebacked preserving 80% of the original spine. The spine has four raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and gilt titles: "History Of Stamford" & "Stamford. 1822." Deckled (rough-cut) page edges. Original grey endpapers. Engraved bookplate to the verso of the front board for: "Laxton Hall." With Latin motto: "Pro Patria et Libertate" ("For the Motherland and the Liberty" ). Armorial bookplate to front endpaper for; Keld Fenwick, Witham Hall. With motto: "Tojours Loyal" ("Ever Loyal") . Original green coloured booksellers label to top of front free-endpaper: "T. Dash, Bookseller, Printer, Stationer & Binder, Market Place, Kettering." Light foxing to free-endpapers. All engravings are foxed and retain their tissue-guards. Clear English text throughout, in single column and wide margins, just a little off-setting. A well preserved book. ** Keld Robert George Fenwick was born in 1892. He was the son of Walter Lionel Fenwick and Millicent Montagu. He married, firstly, Gladys Mary Nelson, daughter of Sir William Nelson, 1st Bt. and Margaret Hope, in October 1916. He and Gladys Mary Nelson were divorced in 1924. He married, secondly, Anabel Bertha Greenough in 1925. He and Anabel Bertha Greenough were divorced in 1928. He married, thirdly, Dorothy Kimberley Duncan, daughter of Walter Duncan, in 1929. He died in 1934. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Horse Guards. *** "...When William Stafford's land was divided between his two daughters in the early 18th century, Laxton went to the younger daughter Ann, who married George Evans of Bulgaden Castle, County Limerick, later created first baron Carbery. Their grandson George, third baron, who died at Laxton in 1783, may have built the house which forms the core of the present Laxton Hall. On the death of the fourth baron in 1804 Laxton passed to his widow, who married her late husband's cousin George Freke Evans. He immediately improved the park, enlarged and remodelled the house, and rebuilt the village as an essay in the picturesque. The result was a model estate village for the early 19th century. An 1810 commentary says that Freke Evans had “erected several new and comfortable cottages for the humble tenants of the village”. - See Wikipedia **** John Drakard (1775?–1854) was an English newspaper proprietor, publisher, and political radical, imprisoned for his journalism. He went into business at Stamford, Lincolnshire as a printer and book-seller at the beginning of the 19th century. On 15 September 1809 he started a weekly paper, the Stamford News. The first editor was the topographer Thomas Blore, but he and Drakard soon fell out. On 13 March 1811 Drakard was tried at Lincoln before Baron George Wood and a special jury on an ex-officio information for libel, and was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment in Lincoln Castle, and fined £200. The subject matter of the libel was an article published in Drakard's paper for 24 August 1810, entitled "One Thousand Lashes", which dealt with the question of corporal punishment in the British Army. Drakard was defended by Henry Brougham, but was convicted, even though the Hunts, proprietors of The Examiner, had been previously acquitted on the charge of libel for publishing most of the same article. Drakard was a defendant in other libel suits. He was horsewhipped by Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan for some remarks in the Stamford News. Cardigan tracked him to Northampton, and gave him a public whipping on the racecourse. Drakard was also the proprietor of the Stamford Champion, a weekly newspaper which first appeared on 5 January 1830, under the name of the Champion of the East. The poet John Clare wrote anonymous political satire in it. In 1834 the publication of both his newspapers ceased, and Drakard retired to Ripley, North Yorkshire, where he lived on a meagre income. He died at Ripon on 25 January 1854, aged 79 ." - See Wikipedia . .

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        A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia: Containing All Statutes

      1822. [Georgia]. Prince, Oliver [1782-1837], Compiler. A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia: Containing All Statutes and the Substance of All Resolutions of a General and Public Nature, And Now in Force, Which Have Been Passed in This State, Previous to the Session of the General Assembly of December, 1820. With Occasional Explanatory Notes, And Connecting References, And a List of the Statutes Repealed or Obsolete. To Which is Added, An Appendix; Containing the Constitution of the United States; The Constitution of the State of Georgia as Amended; The Statute of Frauds and Perjuries; The Habeas Corpus Act, &c. &c. Also References to such Local Acts as Relate to Towns, Counties, Internal Navigation, County Academies, &c. With a Copious Index. Compiled by the Appointment, And Under the Authority of the General Assembly. Milledgeville: Grantland & Orme, 1822. xiii, 669 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/4"). Somewhat later law sheep, rebacked, printed paper spine label, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor scuffs, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown. Moderate toning and foxing throughout, dampstaining to portions of text. Early owner signature to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. A solid copy. * First edition. Known as "Prince's Digest," this is an important early digest of public and general laws, with a small digest of local laws. It had a second edition in 1837. It is very useful source with a thorough index. Catalogue of the Wymberley Jones De Renne Georgia Library I:382. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 87.

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        Médecine Opératoire. Traité des Diverse Amputations, qui se Pratiquent sur le Corps Humain Représentées par des Figures Dessinées d'après Nature et Lithographiées, ayant en Regard l'explication abrégée du Manuel Opératoire Propre à Chacune d'elles..

      Paris - Chez l'Auteur 1822. 28pp + 8 plates ::Eight full-page lithographic plates ::510mm x 350mm (20" x 14") ::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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        A practical introduction to spherics and nautical astronomy. Fifth edition.

      Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des premiers temps de la Grèce, depuis Inachus jusque'à la chute des Pisistratides, pour servir d'introduction à la description de la Grèce de Pausanias. Avec des tableaux généalogiques des principales familles de la Grèce. 2ª édition, revue et augmentée

      A. Bobée, Paris 1822 - 8º, 3 vols. (vol. 1: VIII p., 403 p.; vol. 2: 434 p.; vol. 3: VIII p., 176 p., 9 estados, pleg., 126 p.). Lomo piel, nervios, doble tejuelo, hilos dorados. Cortes jaspeados. Segunda edición, póstuma, de esta Historia de la antigua Grecia, escrita por un profesor del Colegio de Francia, fallecido en 1814. (La 1ª edición se publicó en 1809, en dos volúmenes). Al final del tercer volumen, 7 láminas genealógicas, y voluminoso índice de materias. Según Brunet y Graesse, la edición comprende 10 retratos, que no constan en este ejemplar. Historia antigua. Grecia. Ancient history. Greece.

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        The Naval history of Great Britain

      Lon., 1822 - 1824. 6 vols. Various paginations. ?From the declaration of War by France in 1793 to the accession of George IV in January 1820.? First edition of this important British naval history. Though issued in five volumes, this set includes a sixth quarto volume, often lacking, titled ?Tabular Abstracts,? which shows ships in the British navy between 1793 and 1802. Bound in half calf over marbled boards with raised bands, spine labels, and gilt spine decoration. The sixth volume is bound in full calf with spine labels and gilt rules. Some wear to bindings, hinges weak on sixth volume, but a presentable set overall.

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      1822. [COMBE, William]. THE HISTORY OF JOHNNY QUAE GENUS, THE LITTLE FOUNDLING OF THE LATE DOCTOR SYNTAX: A POEM. By the author of the three Tours. London: R. Ackermann, 1822. First edition. Illustrated with 24 color aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson. Octavo. [4],267,[1] pp. Bound in full morocco, gilt title and double-rule frames in spine compartments, gilt double-rule borders and inner dentelles, a.e.g. Leather has faded from a deep purple to brown on spine and top-edge of boards. Text and plates are clean and bright despite occasional offsetting from some plates to facing text leaves. Originally published in monthly parts, the original stab-holes are evident in the borders of a few plates. This is Combe's own sequel to his very popular series of "Tours" of Doctor Syntax (published respectively in 1812, 1820 and 1821) which had inspired many parodies and imitations. Like the earlier titles in the series, it too is illustrated by Rowlandson. (CBEL II, 357; Tooley 413).

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        The Fortunes of Nigel

      The Fortunes of Nigel. By the author of "Waverley, Kenilworth," & c.  [Sir Walter Scott]. In three volumes. Edinburgh : Archibald Constable and Co., 1822. xlviii, 313; 334; 349 p. + advertising catalog at end of third volume. Bound in full, tooled leather, gilt. Interior of rear boards are marbled. Book plates of  F. J. Gissing, editor and publisher, Princeton, New Jersey [ Woodstock newspaper ]. In very good condition. Light wear, some leather cracking a little bit, but all is solid. Clean text.

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        Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Tennessee.

      Carey & Lea, Philadelphia 1822 - 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. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11 7/8" x 10", image plus text measures 16.5" x 20 5/8".

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        Napoleon in Exile; or A Voice from St. Helena

      London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, , 1822. Being the Opinions and Reflections of Napoleon on the Most Important Events of his Life and Government, in his Own Words. 2 volumes octavo (213 × 131 mm) Contemporary streaked calf, six compartments formed by a gilt band-roll, red morocco labels to the second compartment, volume numbers gilt within a small wreath tool to the fourth, rectangular gilt device centred on an octafoil in roundel to the others, single undulate rolled panel to the boards, edges reeded in blind, edges marbled, eau de nil endpapers. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece and one other plate to to each. Just a little rubbed at the extremities, some light foxing, and a touch of off-setting from the plates, but overall a very clean, and pretty, copy. Fifth edition. "Tulard account[s] for O'Meara's partiality to Napoleon on account of his Irishness. This view is supported by O'Meara's deportment at the end of his life when he became an active member of O'Connell's Reform Club. But that was after he had been lionised by Byron and other admirers. At this stage of his life O'Meara displayed a different sort of Irishness: already drummed out of the army in 1807 for duelling, he was drummed out of St. Helena in 1818 for openly and repeatedly slandering Sir Hudson Lowe" (Sandler). On publication in 1822 the book was savagely attacked by the critics, and Sir Hudson Lowe considered legal action, but inevitably this did nothing to damage its popularity, it was a sensation and went through five editions in one year. This copy with the pencilled binding instructions - "calf, Mr. Gibbons, Finchingfield" - to the first leaf of the text in volume I, and a few contemporary pencilled notes in the tail margins. Tipped-in notes record the purchase of the set in Charing Cross Road in 1949.

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        A Comparative Estimate of the Mineral and Mosaical Geologies [with] Supplement to the Comparative Estimate of the Mineral and Mosaical Geologies: Relating Chiefly to the Geological Indications of the Phenomena of the Cave at Kirkdale

      London: Printed for Ogle, Duncan, and Co, 1822. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two separate volumes uniformly bound in handsome antique-style half leather and marbled boards with matching red leather title pieces lettered in gilt within gilt ruled spine compartments; bindings and contents very firm, clean and tight, not showing any splits, snags or no pen-marks; also, not from a library so no such stamps or labels. stamps or labels; size: 8vo (220mm x 135mm); collation: pp. vii, 460; 190. Note: the Supplement was published separately in 1823. A better than very good pair (both first editions) in very bright, tidy condition. Scarce.

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        An Atlas of Ancient Geography [...]

      London: Published by Longman, Hurst, Ress, Orme & Browne, 1822. 8vo. (21.5 x 15.5 cms). First edition. pp. [iv] title & index + 20 double-page maps engraved by Sidney Hall, original outline hand-colour, trivial offsetting, blank versos; original red half-morocco over marbled boards, rebacked, corners renewed, publisher’s printed label to front cover. Die-sinker bookplate on front paste-down of Dr Samuel Hitch (1800-81), specialist in the treatment of the insane.

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        The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies; from 1799 to 1815

      London: Printed for Js. Jenkins … by L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh, n.d. , c.1822. Folio (33 9 × 276 mm) Twentieth-century royal blue crushed morocco by Birdsall, title gilt to spine, raised bands, double gilt ruled panels to the compartments, attractive concentric gilt panels to the boards with large laurel wreath corner-pieces, beaded edge-roll, all edges gilt, wide-turn-ins with gilt rolls and laurel wreath corner-pieces, marbled endpapers. Uncoloured title-page vignette, coloured arms to the dedication leaf, 51 fine hand coloured aquatint plates by Sutherland, Dubourg, Havell & Hill after Heath. Very light shelfwear, some light browning, off-set to the interleaves, a very good copy, handsomely bound. First published 1814-5, the text in this copy watermarked preponderantly in 1812, the plates 1819-22, the interleaves 1820. As Abbey explains "copies have been seen with paper marked as late as 1835" but in such cases the colour is usually blatantly crude, the colour in the present copy remains of a very high standard. The most famous English colour plate book recording the military endeavours of the Napoleonic wars, considered by Hardie to be "a brilliant and worthy record of a brilliant period in our country's history." A superbly presented copy.

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        Hudibras, A Poem... with Historical, Biographical and Explanatory Notes, Selected from Grey and Other Authors. To Which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author, and a Preliminary Discourse on the Civil War

      London: Akerman, Strand, Walker & Co., 1822. hardcover. fine. Embellished with 12 engravings, colored by hand. This is a unique extra-illustrated copy with an additional series of 12 hand-colored Hogarth plates, and a large set of mounted India proof portraits. 2 volumes. Tall thick 8vos, beautifully bound in full red morocco with inlaid portrait and gilt borders on covers; ornate gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, inner dentelles, t.e.g., cloth slipcase. London: Akerman, Strand, Walker and Co., 1822. New edition. A fine copy.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Mérimée").

      Paris, 9. II. 1822. - 4to. 1¾ pp. Bifolium with integral address panel. To M. de Varennes, on behalf of an inquiery he had promised to do: "J'ai bien des excuses à vous faire d'avoir été si longtems à répondre à la lettre que vous m'avés fait l'honneur de m'écrire. J'avais fait de suite la moitié de votre commission: j'étais allé demander à M. Chénard quelle devrait être la force d'un appareil propre à l'usage auquel vous le destinés et il m'avait dit que pour produire un grand effet il fallait 150 à 160 couples de plaques de 3 ponces de diamètre sur deux. Cette instruction acquise, restait à m'enquérir des prix. J'étais alors occupé d'une distribution prochaine qui eut lieu à notre Ecole le dimanche 27 Janvier et quand j'ai eu le loisir nécessaire j'avais oublié d'achever mon entreprise : enfin, hier, Coulonuriers [?] et Ses bons habitans m'étant revenus à la mémoire, J'ai couru chez Demotiez lui demander le prix de l'appareil tel que M. Chénard me l'avait désigné. Démotiez m'a répondu que pour qu'il fut plus solidement établi il fallait le faire en quatre parties de 40 couples; qu'en donnant une plus grande longueur aux bois il pourrait arriver que le gonflement fît casser le mastic qui scelle les autres. [ ]". - Some damage to edges and browned; fol. 2 with small tear due to breaking of seal (not touching text); seal remnant.

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        Travels In The Interior Of Southern Africa

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

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        The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa

       Thomas Baines (1822 ?1875) was an English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia.  Today, Baines is best known for his detailed paintings and sketches which give a unique insight into colonial life in southern Africa and Australia. Many of his pictures are held by the National Library of Australia, National Archives of Zimbabwe, National Maritime Museum, Brenthurst Library and the Royal Geographical Society.  In 1870 Baines was granted a concession to explore for gold between the Gweru and Hunyani rivers by Lobengula, leader of the Matabele nation.  "Mr. Baines was one of the earliest pioneers in that part of Africa now known as Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe]. Unfortunately his backers in Europe failed to procure the necessary working capital for the exploitation of the venture, so the author missed making a large fortune.  The volume is a most important work, and contains full information of every description upon the subject of the gold discoveries in Matabeleland and Mashonaland, with much curious knowledge of the inhabitants.  The book also contains an account of the gold discoveries in the Transvaal [and] gives details of no less than nineteen routes from the various places in South Africa to the newly discovered goldfields. " (See Mendelsshon, Volume I, p.71).  This work was published posthumously.  This volume is very good in the original green pictorial cloth, featuring gilt illustrations on the spine and front cover. It contains a two-page folding facsimile letter from Livingstone to Baines, 4 mounted photographic plates, including one of the author and the balance of Baines' paintings, other wood-engraved illustrations in the text, and a folding map in the rear cover pocket.  All illustrations, the facsimile letter, and the map are intact and in excellent condition.  Also included are a biographical sketch of the author, detailed Tables of Distances and Routes, and 51 pages of advertisements bound in at the rear.  The contents are clean and bright with no spotting, as are the text block edges.  There is a split at the title page, but the binding cords are holding solidly.  There is an inked previous owner's note on the title page and the front pastedown bears a pasted image of a memorial tablet for Thomas Baines, below which is inked the words "The above Tablet was placed in the parish Church, Durham Hotel."  The green cloth covers and decorative gilt are bright and unfaded with excellent spine presentation.  There is some mottling at the front cover fore edge and light wear to the corners and spine ends. 

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        Italy, a Poem

      Paternoster Row, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, and Brown., 1822 Two Parts in the 1 Volume. Bound in half morocco with red marbled boards, gilt tooling, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spine, raised bands, attractive gilt tooling, titles in gilt, edges rubbed. Internally, marbled endpapers and text block edges, Part the First, lacks half title, [5], 8-164 pp, 18 poems + notes, printed by A &R Spottiswoode, New Street Square, London. Part the Second, [5], 2-188 pp, 3 small woodcuts, 24 poems + notes, printed by T Bensley Crane Court, Fleet Street, London. (Graesse 147. Allibone 1855) Very Uncommon, almost rare. The 3 cuts are the 4 Cupids with fruit, the Woman and Goat which had been previously published in Poems of 1816, and the Man and Packmule which had been first published in Poems, 1812. It had ben suggested to Rogers whilst on a visit to Italy in 1815 the idea of a poem descriptive of that country. It appeared anonymously in 1822; the secret was kept even from the publisher, and the author took care to be out of the country. No such mystery, however, attended the publication of the second part in 1828. The book was not well received. Rogers destroyed the unsold copies, revised it carefully, engaged Turner and Stothard to illustrate it, and republished it in a handsome edition in 1830. See ODNB. Still a bit of a mystery!

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        BITCHU^ MEISHO KO^ 4 vols

      1822. Good. [EHON] Tsuji HOZAN, artist. BITCHU MEISHO ZUE [KO] 4 vols.. N.P. Gyokusho-en, Bunsei 5 [1822]. 26.4 x 18.5 cm. String-bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji. Though the main copy catalogued in Mitchell is in 2 vols, hand cover-titled "KO", he acknowledges 4 volume copies as wel, cover- titled "ZUE", All internal titling of this work is "KO" & "Jo-Ge", as well, leading one to infer that the original form of this work was the 2 volume binding. With blue grey plain paper covers, 18 double page illustrations, lightly colored (more lightly and more toward the blue range than the 2 volume version we have seen) In very good condition, colors and impressions. Has an advertisement for Suharaya Mohei and many other Edo, Kyoto, Owari and Osaka booksellers laid onto the inside back cover. A very interesting and lovely work, at one time attributed to Suiseki, as the images are reminiscent of his work (and hence very good indeed), It has been established that Hozan was not Suiseki, however, as his identity can be traced independently through contemporary sources. Complete, in a 20th century chitsu clasped case. Very scarce work. [SJ]

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        Grundtræk til en almindelig Plantegeographie. Med 4 tavler.

      Kbhvn. 1822. Med 4 foldede tavler + 2 foldede tabeller. VIII + 463 + (1) s. Samtidig kartonnage, ryg med brugsspor. Lettere guldplettet. Stempel på titelblad.. Dette er Schouws hovedværk og den første danske plantegeografi. Værket udkom samme år på tysk og blev i forkortet form oversat til fransk (ved Malthe Conrad Brun) og engelsk. Schouw var svoger til ejeren af Nysø, Baron Stampe, hvorfra dette ekspl. stammer.(Carl Christensen bd. 1)

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      New Orleans: Benjamin Levy, 1822.. 159pp., including errata note at foot of final page of text. Full calf in antique style, gilt, leather label. Text lightly tanned. Occasional pencil marginalia. Presentation from Livingston at top of title. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed by Livingston on the titlepage to the noted publisher, Mathew Carey, "M. Carey from his Hmble Servt Edw. Living[ston]." This is the English- language edition of Livingston's proposed penal code for Louisiana, also printed in French the same year. One thousand copies were printed in each language, of which two hundred total copies were retained by Livingston for his personal use. Livingston, a former member of Congress and a staunch Jeffersonian Republican, was elected to the Louisiana legislature in 1820, and in February of the following year he was charged with developing a penal code for the state. His revolutionary plan, ultimately not adopted, was influenced by the ideas of Jeremy Bentham and favored prevention rather than excessive punitive measures. "Although none [of Livingston's plans] were enacted into law, they were, together with their introductory reports, an influential force in this country and in Europe" - Cohen. An important work of jurisprudence and a significant Louisiana legal item. Quite scarce - this is the first copy of the English-language edition that we have handled, and this is a copy with a significant association. JUMONVILLE 373. COHEN 10316. SABIN 41614. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 9283. ANB 13, p.763.

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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. Also a Copious List of the Seats

      Edward Baines, at the Leeds Mercury Office, Leeds 1822 - 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. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with new endpapers and decorated boards. Contents tight with minimal foxing Quarter leather decorated boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Color Plate] Chrysal, or, The adventures of a guinea: wherein are exhibited views of several striking scenes : with interesting anecdotes of the most noted persons in every rank of life through whose hands it has passed, by an Adept [12 hand-colored plates]

      London: Printed for Samuel Richards and Co. 3, Grocers'-Hall Court, Poultry; and T. Mason & Sons, 2, Great Russel Street, Bloomsbury, 1822. Paper-covered Boards. Very Good +. Complete in three volumes. 12mo; viii, 319; 321; 326pp, plus 12 hand-colored plates engraved variously by Maddocks, E. F. Burney, and W. Read. Uniformly rebound to style by Fitterer, with period marbled paper-covered boards and modern paper labels; top edges gilt; end papers renewed with laid paper. Binding pristine; some gatherings foxed in volume I, otherwise a very good or better set with only sporadic foxing and offsetting from the plates, which are generally fresh and bright. Originally published pseudonymously in 1760 in 2 vols., then in an octavo color-plate edition, "To which is now prefixed a sketch of the author's life" (spelled here Johnston or Johnson; elsewhere Johnstone) in 1822, which Tooley (no. 283) calls the "best edition" of the "best scandalous chronicle of the day." OCLC Number: 187449866. This, Johnston's chief work, "appeared in four volumes between 1760 and 1765. The first and second volumes were written during a visit to the earl of Mount-Edgcumbe in Devon and had already gone through three editions before Johnstone was prevailed on to write the last two volumes, and the whole work was frequently reprinted during the eighteenth century (and translated into French). An excoriating satire that won Johnstone respect as a wit but few friends, the novel is set roughly during the period of the Seven Years' War (1757–63) and pretends to reveal political secrets, and to expose the private profligacy of many of the well-known—and highly colourful—public characters of the time." ODNB

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        Le Don Quichotte Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1822. 4 volumes in-8, demi-veau taupe, dosà 4 nerfs richement ornés de filets, roulettes et palettes dorés avec fleurons à froid, tranchesmarbrées (Bibolet). Traduction de Bouchon Dubournial ornée de 12 planches hors texte gravées surcuivre d'après Vernet, Lami et bien complet de la carte itinéraire du voyage de Don Quichotteune carte pour le voyage. Quelques rousseurs.

      - UNE EDITION RARE ET RECHERCHEE ILLUSTREE PAR VERNET ,DANSUNE SPLENDIDE RELIURE EN PLEIN VEAU GLACE. AUTEUR: CERVANTES Traduction de Bouchon Dubournial TITRE:Le Don Quichotte Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1822. 4 volumes in-8, demi-veau taupe, dosà 4 nerfs richement ornés de filets, roulettes et palettes dorés avec fleurons à froid, tranchesmarbrées (Bibolet). Traduction de Bouchon Dubournial ornée de 12 planches hors texte gravées surcuivre d'après Vernet, Lami et bien complet de la carte itinéraire du voyage de Don Quichotteune carte pour le voyage. Quelques rousseurs. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1822 COLLATION:4 volumes XIL-458-529-570-598 pp COMPLET FORMAT:in-8 22 x 14 cm RELIURE: RELIURE D' EPOQUE EN PLEIN VEAU GLACE BLOND dos à 4 Nerfs orné de 2 pièces dutitre e tomaison ainsi que d'un riche décor doré au niveau des coiffes et au centre estampé àfroid. Joli encadrement des plats d'une belle dentelle frappée à froid et bordée d'un filetdoré. Coupes , nerfs et dentelle intérieure dorés. ILLUSTRATIONS:ornée de 12 planches hors texte gravées sur cuivre d'après Vernet, par Lami et bien complet de la carte itinéraire du voyage de Don Quichotte qui manque souvent . ETAT: RELIURE DE BONNE FACTURE, très décorative , bien conservée , peu frotté et plutotpropre, seulment un mors inf du tome 1 fendu sur 3-4 cm ( voir photo). Intérieur piqué de rousseurséparses , assez bonne lisibilité. POIDS: 3300g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Symptoms, of being amused

      London: published by Thos. McLean, 1822. Oblong folio. (10 5/16 x 14 3/8 inches). 1p. letterpress "Symptoms of a Preface", otherwise engraved throughout. Engraved title with hand-coloured vignette, 41 hand-coloured plates, all by Henry Alken. Contemporary green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the upper cover with onlaid green morocco label titled in gilt within a decorative border, the spine in five compartments with double raised bands, the space between the bands with a gilt fillet, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments. A fine unsophisticated copy of this best-selling collection of Alken's work. The interesting 'Symptoms of a Preface' leaf (not mentioned by either Schwerdt or Tooley) is in effect an advertisement for the second volume of the Symptoms (which only got as far as a further 18 plates). The preface also mentions other similar works that Alken was undertaking, and jokingly offers the book combined with convivial company as a sterling cure for "Dull Care". The work as a whole offers a window onto a certain Regency social milieu: fashionable and middle class sporting England. The humour is aimed at them with the understanding that they will be the most likely purchasers. Tooley 57; Schwerdt I, p.27.

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      Thos. McLean 1822 - 1st 1822. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Volume 1 (all published). Large oblong format. Three quarters burgundy leather with cloth sides. 42 handcoloured plates including title page by Alken, many in his sporting/equine style. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Includes Symptoms of a Preface page. Boards worn, faded and marked. Joints cracked but binding still tight. Inscription in ink to verso of first blank page. 41 of 42 hand coloured plates present. Frontis has been expertly repaired/relined. Probably a rebound copy as the tissue guards have watermark dating 1865. Plates wonderfully bright but grubby marks to margins and slightly affecting plates. Overall a nice copy of a weird and wonderful item! [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Symptoms of Being Amused

      Oblong folio, coloured title and 35 of 42 hand coloured plates. Bound with, Alken, Illustrations to popular songs 37 of 42 hand coloured plates. 1822-3. bound in contemporary half calf,rubbed. Ther is some sl. smudging and soiling to some of the plates, and two rather crude repairs. 72 hand coloured pls in total.. 1 St..

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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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        "ber den Bau der Lungen - De fabrica pulmonum commentatio

      Berlin: R¸cker, 1822. First edition. Folio. With 6 hand-colored plates. Original boards, with paper label. Fine. Hirsch IV, 761: "Classische Schrift"; Choulant/Frank 309 . "In 1804 the Academy of Sciences in Berlin offered a price for the best essay on the structure and the function of the lungs. The Strasburg physician, Franz Daniel Reisseisen, obtained the price; Soemmering received honourable mention. The texts of both prize essays were jointly published in Berlin, 1808. The engravings belonging to Reisseisen's essay were published in 1822 in Berlin. with German text and Latin translation by Justus Friedrich Karl Hecker" (Ch.)

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        Description of the Ruins of an Ancient City, Discovered near Palenque in the Kingdom of Guatemala, in Spanish America.

      Henry Berthoud, London 1822 - First printing, 1822. Quarto, old (ca. 1840s) half calf and green cloth boards, 128 pp., 17 lithograph plates including frontispiece. Good to very good copy, some wear to binding, joints weak, ex-library marks including bookplate to flyleaf (with 'withdrawn' stamp), faint oval purple stamp from the Carnegie Free Library (1890), and same stamp to bottom of preface page, no other noted library marks. With handsome bookplate on pastedown for John Windele, Blair's Castle, Cork (Ireland) and also signed by Windele with Blair's Castle Cork on title page: Windele (1801-1865) scholar and antiquarian. Born in Cork, he was one of a group of literary men who cultivated an interest in folklore and antiquities. With J. J. Callanan and Thomas Crofton Croker he formed a group called the Anchorites. His collection of ogam stones are now kept at UCC. During 1826- 30 he edited Bolster's Quarterly Magazine. His topographical interests are reflected in Historical and Descriptive Notes of the City of Cork (1839). (From Answers website). Last auction record: Swann 2002, 2,200 dollars, with wear and dampstaining. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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        Military Memoirs of the Great Civil War [BOUND WITH] Description of the Plain of Troy : With a Map of That Region. [See description for full titles]

      Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co. [London], and Archibald Constable and Co. [Edinburgh], 1822 / T. Cadell, 1791, Edinburgh - 1): "Military Memoirs of the Great Civil War. Being the Military Memoirs of John Gwynne; and An Account of the Earl of Glencairn's Expedition, As General of His Majesty's Forces, in The Highlands of Scotland, in the Years 1653 & 1654. By a Person Who was Eye and Ear Witness to Every Transaction. With an Appendix" Edinburgh: Printed for Hurstf, Robinson, and Co., London; And Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh, 1822. [Edited by Sir Walter Scott]. Pp. xiv, 263. With half-title. [BOUND WITH] 2): "Description of the Plain of Troy: With a Map of that Region, Delineated from an Actual Survey. Read in French before the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Feb. 21. and 28. and March 21. 1791. By the author M. Chevalier, Fellow of that Society, and of the Academies of Metz, Cassel and Rome. Translated from the Original not yet published, And the Version accompanied with Notes and Illustrations, By Andrew Dalzel, M.A.F.R.S. Edin. Edinburgh: Printed for T. Cadell in theStrand, London. 1791. Pp. xv, 154, [10] - Index. Lacks half-title. 4 folding engraved maps/plans. Bound in early 19th-century half-leather and marbled boards, gilt-stamped green leather spine label for Gwynne, handwritten paper label for Plain of Troy. Early engraved nameplate of "Fasquel" to front pastedown, light foxing to endpapers, otherwise interiors and maps clean and sharp; a bit of scuffing to covers, else a very good, clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal Of A Visit To Some Parts Of Ethiopia

      London: John Murray, 1822. First edition. Hardcover. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 333 pages. 27 x 22 cm. Sixteen lithographed plates, one folding, plus two folding maps -- Nile from Way Halfa to Merawe and Course of the Nile. The two followed the Army on an successful expedition against Mahommed Ali Pasha in an attempt to explore the Nile south of Tinareh. ABBEY TRAVEL 289. Two pages adverts at rear. Book label, and signature front cover paste-down, text generally clean, plates foxed (mostly marginal), surface and extremity rubbing.

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      [N.p. n.d., but probably ca. 1822].. Broadside, 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Lightly and evenly tanned. Some light soiling, minor foxing; small hole in top corner, not affecting text. Manuscript notation on verso. Good plus. Broadside describing William Dunlap's painting "Christ Rejected" (1822), with a line noting that admission is 25 cents, though a ticket "admitting the bearer at all times during the Exhibition" is 50 cents. Dunlap (1766-1839) was a dramatist, historian, and painter, authoring numerous stage plays and managing a theatre company. Born in New Jersey, the son of a merchant, Dunlap had little formal schooling but trained as a painter, eventually studying with Benjamin West. While in London, however, he primarily reveled in the theatre scene, writing and producing his first play in 1787 upon his return to New York. He became a managing partner in the American Company in 1796, an organization which eventually went bankrupt. Though he returned officially to his painting career, he flirted with the theatre on and off for financial reasons until 1811, though he continued to write plays. "As his principal biographer, Oral Sumner Coad, has noted, Dunlap was a man of moderate innate talent but of seemingly unlimited versatility, energy, and enthusiasm, who participated in practically all of the significant cultural activities of his day" - ANB. He is considered to be one of the fathers of American drama. He also authored several histories on the American theatre and the first book on the history of the fine arts in the United States, HISTORY OF THE ARTS OF DESIGN. During the 1820s, Dunlap produced a series of large- scale exhibition paintings based on the life of Christ, among which is the painting described in the present broadside. "The picture represents the events which took place when Pilate brought forth Jesus from the Judgment Hall to the Pavement crowned with thorns, and in the gorgeous robe with which he had been arrayed by Herod." The broadside goes on to described the various groups of people assembled and their place amongst the throng on the canvas. All of Dunlap's large exhibition paintings have perished and are known only through descriptions such as this, excepting "Christ Rejected" which is also known in one small-scale study located at the Princeton Art Museum. ANB (online).

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        Description of the Ruins of an Ancient City, Discovered near Palenque in the Kingdom of Guatemala, in Spanish America

      London: Henry Berthoud. 1822. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1822. Quarto, old (ca. 1840s) half calf and green cloth boards, 128 pp., 17 lithograph plates including frontispiece. Good to very good copy, some wear to binding, joints weak, ex-library marks including bookplate to flyleaf (with 'withdrawn' stamp), faint oval purple stamp from the Carnegie Free Library (1890), and same stamp to bottom of preface page, no other noted library marks. With handsome bookplate on pastedown for John Windele, Blair's Castle, Cork (Ireland) and also signed by Windele with Blair's Castle Cork on title page: Windele (1801-1865) scholar and antiquarian. Born in Cork, he was one of a group of literary men who cultivated an interest in folklore and antiquities. With J. J. Callanan and Thomas Crofton Croker he formed a group called the Anchorites. His collection of ogam stones are now kept at UCC. During 1826- 30 he edited Bolster's Quarterly Magazine. His topographical interests are reflected in Historical and Descriptive Notes of the City of Cork (1839). (From Answers website). Last auction record: Swann 2002, 2,200 dollars, with wear and dampstaining.

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        A Geographical Historical and Topographical Description of Van Diemen's LandÖ

      London,: John Souter, 1822.. Octavo, with folding engraved view of Hobart Town after a sketch by Evans; a fine uncut copy with large margins; handsome half crushed red-brown morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. First edition of Evans' important and influential emigrants' guide to Tasmania. A separately issued map was available to buy with the book (which was 7s 6d without the map and 15s with it) but the book is much more often seen without it.Evans' was the first separate work on the colony to have been written, though in fact it was beaten into print by a similar work by Charles Jeffreys - which essentially plagiarised Evans, supposedly from a stolen manuscript. Evans gives an excellent account of the geography, history and prospects of Van Diemen's Land and includes detailed procedures for prospective emigrants. Appendices list landholders, prices for agricultural produce and other relevant information for settlers.Evans was Macquarie's favourite explorer and was appointed Surveyor General of Van Diemen's Land as a reward for his fine services in exploring the territory west of the Blue Mountains and as second-in-command to Oxley. His guide to the colony began life as a guidebook for Macquarie during his tour of Van Diemen's Land; it is the best description of the state of the colony in the first decades of its existence. Evans' explorations and surveys were foremost in advancing the geographical knowledge of the colony - "his achievements would have momentous effects on the future prosperity of the colony", as Macquarie himself said.Ferguson, 861; Wantrup, 55.

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