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        Voyages De Gulliver. 4 volumes

      Genets Jeune,Libraire, 1822. in16 Relié reliures pleine peau bordeaux. mosaiques dorées sur tous les plats. dos 5 nerfs. titres et fleurons et filets dorés. toutes tranches dorées. intérieur à la cuve. filets dorés à l'intérieur de tous les plats. 8 gravures sur acuier. rousseurs. excellent etat des relires. ouvrages très plaisants

      [Bookseller: Le Lutrin des Alpages]
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        Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica [Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy ]

      Glasguae (Glasgow): Ex Prelo Academico, Typis Andreae Et Joannis M. Duncan, 1822. First Printing. Full-Leather. The first Glasgow re-issue of the 1739 Jesuits' edition, edited by John Martin Frederick Wright. The first Jesuits' edition was published in Geneva in 1739-1742 and the second in 1760. The so-called Jesuits' editions (so-called because the editors were really Minims) are valued because of their copious commentary, and also because they contain additional works by Bernoully, Maclarin, and Euler which represent all that was done on the theory of tides between the publication of Newton's Principia and the investigations of Laplace. (see Babson 30, Babson 32, Gray 17, and Wallis 17). Recently rebound 4 volumes in 2. Complete. Collation matches that of Gray (17) with 2 exceptions, both of which were errors on Gray's part: Gray incorrectly notes a last page of 430 (instead of 431) for Volume 1, and also incorrectly notes Volume III prelims as xxi instead of xxxvi which is correct. Both of these are correctly noted in Wallis (17) and Babson (32). Complete. Short closed tear at the base of page 202, volume 4. Recent tan calf with spine in 6 compartments, raised bands with red and black labels and gilt decorations, simple gold rulings and edge decorations. Spine decorations "aged", presents quite nicely on the shelf. For details and photos please see our website. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire Illustrated in a Series of Forty-Four Engravings,

      1822. first edition. Scarce, Unrecorded 'Proof' Large Paper Copy With All the Aquatints in Proof StateMagnificently Bound By Bayntun-RiviereFIELDING, T[heodore]. Henry]. Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire Illustrated in a Series of Forty-Four Engravings, Exhibiting the Scenery of the Lakes, Antiquities, and Other Picturesque Objects. London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1822. First edition, large paper copy with proof impressions. Folio ( 16 1/4 x 10 5/8 in; 414 x 270 mm). Unpaginated. Forty-four hand-colored aquatint plates, all proofs before letters on India paper and mounted. Frontispiece and a few other plates lightly foxed or soiled, trimmed. Original glazed black and gold paper, upper wrapper with label laid down and bound in at rear, slightly creased. Mid-to-late twentieth century dark green morocco, gilt by Bayntun Rivière. Covers with two gilt line borders, spine with five raised bands, paneled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. An outstanding copy. Housed in a green cloth slipcase.Unrecorded issue; not found in Tooley, Abbey, or Prideaux."T.H. Fielding... during a long life, did some of the most attractive work ever produced in aquatint" (Prideaux, p. 11)Cf. Tooley 215. Cf. Abbey, Scenery 194 (colored, plates signed and with imprint); 195 (uncolored proof before letters). Cf. Prideaux p. 335. Cf. Anderson, Book of British Topography, p. 294).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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      Paris: P. Didot, l'Ainé [second volume: Jules Didot Ainé], 1822. FIRST EDITION. One of the Most Beautiful Color-Plate BooksOf Italian Scenes Ever Printed 641 x 495 mm (25 1/4 x 19 1/2"). Lacking the dedication leaf and subscriber list present in the Abbey copy. Two volumes. Edited by Jean Frédéric d'Ostervald. Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, textured paper boards, gilt titling on spine, edges untrimmed. One map (as called for, though the Abbey copy has two), and 92 ACCOMPLISHED AND BEAUTIFULLY HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES OF SICILIAN VIEWS. Abbey "Travel" I, 262; Graesse VI, 400; Brunet V, 1379. Moderate rubbing to joints and elsewhere, covers with some scars, other minor problems externally, but the original bindings entirely solid--and surprisingly so for such an immense book with so many fabulous pictures to look at. Preliminary leaves and text lightly to substantially foxed, a half dozen plates with faint overall browning, one tissue guard missing, the margins of perhaps half the engravings with foxing (usually light, though noticeable in three or four cases in the second volume), but still a very pleasing copy of a beautifully illustrated book, the marginal foxing seldom distracting, and the engraved images themselves clear and clean, afflicted by neither foxing nor the dreaded offsetting from the text. This is an extraordinarily rare copy of one of the most beautiful color-plate travel books having to do with Italy. The large and luminous views of Sicily in our two volumes capture the magic of the island as experienced by the traveller of the early 19th century. Sicily's well-preserved Greek temples are, of course, featured, but port scenes, Medieval churches, picturesque villages, and the interior of Etna's crater are also depicted, all in exquisite color. The engravings, each accompanied by letter press explanations, are of great interest and beauty, and all but one of them are full-blooded tableaux, rather than plans or assemblages of small images. The size of the engraved surface varies on the page, as does the distance of the subject from the viewer: we are treated to everything from wide panoramic views to confining inner spaces. While the colors cannot be called pastel, they are far from garish, with lovely grays typically giving a softness to a scene that often employs subtle shades of yellow, blue, and green. The plates are memorable for their use of light and shadow to give a convincing feeling of three-dimensionality amidst luminous skies, darkened interiors, and a number of other variably lit settings. The book was originally published in 24 parts, and includes an historical précis by Gigault de La Salle giving an overview of events from antiquity to his own time. Abbey calls the work "the most ambitious of the coloured aquatint books edited by J. F. d'Ostervald," who produced a number of works on the picturesque, including two famous oversized editions focusing on regions in France. The book has always commanded a premium price: the unbound sheets were sold at the time of publication for the whopping sum of £34. In his note to the reader, Ostervald tells of his search among the portfolios of the artists of Switzerland, Germany, and England for the perfect materials for this collection. The plates cite the names of the artist and engraver, and Abbey notes that "English artists or engravers were responsible for nearly half" of the plates. Among these was Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-28), the tragically short-lived painter whose romantic works were greatly admired by Delacroix. Abbey estimates that about 500 copies of the book were produced, and comments that the book is "certainly rare, in this country at all events, only three copies being reported at auction in the last fifty years." The rarity of the book has, not surprisingly, increased since Abbey's remark: ABPC lists only three other copies at auction from 1975 to the present--two of them involving one volume only, the other involving both volumes, but with uncolored plates.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Ansichten der Freien Hansestadt Lübeck und ihrer Umgebungen. Text- und Tafelband in 2 Bdn. Frankfurt, Wilmans, 1822. X S., 1 Bl. (Verzeichnis der Kupfer), 536 S. Mit 2 gestoch. Titeln u. 16 Kupfertafeln nach Zeichnungen von A. Radl. Gr.-8°. Schöner Hldr. -Bd. d. Zt. m. RSch. und RVerg. u. marmor. Brosch. d. Zt. (Tafelband).

      Engelmann II, 650.- Erste Ausgabe .- Mit den schönen Ansichten von der Trave, Holsten- und Wipperbrücke, Markt-Platz u.a.- Textband stellenweise minimal stockfleckig im weißen Außensteg.- Tafeln jeweils durch Seidenpapier geschützt.- Unbeschnitten.- Meist nur im weißen Außenrand teils leicht stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        Voyage pittoresque autour de monde, avec portraits de sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des iles du Grand Ocean; des paysages; des vues maritimes, et plusieurs objets d'histoire naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. le Baron Cuvier, et M. A. de Chamisso, et d'Observations sur les crânes humains par M. le Docteur Gall. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1822. Titel, Widmungsblatt, VI S., 17 S., S. 3-20, 10 S., 3 S., 24 S., 22 S., 28 S., 19 S., 6 S., 2 Bll. Mit 1 lithogr. Porträt, 100 (von 104) kolor. lithogr. Tafeln u. 5 Musiknotenkupfer im Text. Fol. Brauner Hldr. d. Zt. m. RVerg.

      Lada-Mocarski 84; Hill 290; Nissen ZBI 881; Sabin 12884; Forbes I; 541; Russica C 654; Howes C 397.- 'One of the very valuable and fundamental works on Alaska, California and the Hawiian Islands' (Lada-Mocarski).- 'One of the most beautiful books of travel existence' (Hill).- Die russische Rurik-Expedition (1815-1818) fand unter dem Kommando von Otto von Kotzebue statt und diente der Erkundung und Entdeckung der Nordwestpassage.- Selten, eines von 50 großen Exemplaren 'printed on large velin paper'.- Ausgabe mit einem Titelblatt (1822) und dem Porträt von Romanzoff.- Mit der Subskribentenliste 'Liste des Personnages qui ont honoré de leur Souscription' und 'Avis au Relieur'.- Die 3 Karten (auf 2 Blättern) fehlen; 3 fehlende Tafeln und 4 fehlende Textseiten durch eingebundene Farbkopien ergänzt, ergänzt wurden die Tafeln von den drei barbusigen Eingeboreninnen 'Femme du groupe...'.- Die fehlende Tafel vom Grizzlybär 'L'Ours gris ...' ist durch eine zeitgenössische Originalzeichnung auf gutem Zeichenpapier der Zeit ergänzt worden - leider konnten wir bis dato nicht den Zeichner ermitteln (Ludwig Choris ?).- Teilweise etwas stockfleckig, wenige minimale hinterlegte Randeinrisse, weißer oberer Innensteg teilweise mit leichtem Feuchtrand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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      [Various locations, at sea. 1822-1823, 1827].. 101 leaves. Folio. Contemporary burlap wrapper, crudely stitched. Lightly dampstained at lower edge. Scattered soiling. Quite legible. In a blue cloth slipcase. About very good. The Ann Maria was a Connecticut whaling vessel which was built in Philadelphia in 1810 and became part of the fleet of whaling vessels in New London in 1822. Robert B. Smith was the master on two journeys to the South Atlantic, the first being from 1822- 1824 where the vessel collected 145 barrels of sperm whale oil, 1919 barrels of baleen whale oil, and subsequently from 1826-1828 where the vessel collected 63 barrels of sperm whale oil and 2258 barrels of baleen whale oil. The Ann Maria was lost off of St. Paul's in the Indian Ocean being run down by a French whaler in 1842. The present log records two whaling voyages. The first is on the Ann Maria out of New London and comprises a little over half the volume. The log the standard navigation details such as wind and weather and chores performed for the day, as well as any interesting happenings at sea. When the Ann Maria sights or speaks another ship, for example, that is noted. On July 24, the author notes: "Lowered away a boat and caught a fine turtle for dinner." On Sept. 2, a whale is sighted but not caught: "Latter part saw some hump back whale. Lowered away the boats but could not strike." Luck was with the crew, however, a few days later. The entry for Sept. 11 reads: "Squally weather, the wind from the South and East. Made sail & stood to the south west. Latter part saw one right whale, lowered away the boats, struck and killed it, took it along side & cut it in. The ship Pacific in sight. So ends." By that time they had hit prime whaling grounds, and many of the subsequent entries concern kills or sightings. The second voyage recorded here, written in the same hand, is on the ship Marcus out of Sag Harbor. The firs page contains a list of provisions for the outbound voyage, including thirty barrels of beef and twenty barrels of pork. The Marcus likewise finds good hunting in September, taking several whales. On Sept. 24th: "At 3 PM saw some right whale, lowered away & struck one and the iron [?], struck another & killed her which sank. Plenty of whale in sight." The next day they take a right whale in the evening and cut into it the following day: "Cut in the whale with the loss of the head and lips." An interesting whaling log, containing much information on the whaling activity of the two ships.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales with an Introductory Compendium of the General Principles of that Science and Comparative Views of the Structure of Foreign Countries: Part 1 (all issued);

      London, William Phillips, 1822.. HARDBACK, new half-calf with marbled boards with gilt lettering on red spine labels, frontispiece - folding geological map, pages: lxi, 470, [iv] - adverts., folding synoptic table, large hand-coloured folding plate of sections, folding plate of mineralogical & chemical apparatus, 128mm x 204mm (5" x 8"), ex-academic library with some small stamps, some occasional light pencilled academic annotation, some light marginal browning (mainly end-papers and first and last pages), otherwise a very fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        Aberdeen from the South

      London: Smith & Elder, 1822. Hand-coloured aquatint, by John Clark. 13 3/4 x 20 1/4 inches. 22 1/8 x 28 1/8 inches. An important topographical view of Aberdeen, county town of Aberdeenshire in north east Scotland This view should perhaps be seen as an immediate forerunner of John Clark's own Views in Scotland published in London between 1824 and 1825 with a total of 35 plates. The view is taken from the south bank of the Dee looking across the river to what a contemporary gazetteer calls 'New Aberdeen', the same work notes that the town was situated 'on rising ground, on the north bank of the Dee, near the mouth of the river, and about 1 1/2 miles to the south of the river Dona royal burgh and parish in the county of the same name.' (Fullarton [publishers] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, I, p.12). The population in 1821 was 26,484 and had risen to 35,260 by 1841. The gazetteer notes that New Aberdeen 'is a large and handsome city with spacious streets. Union-street is upwards of a mile in length, and of great beauty. Broad-street... is celebrated as having been the residence of Lord Byron while under his mother's care.' The chief sources of income were from the docks, salmon fishing, machine manufacturing, spinning and weaving of cotton, flax and wool.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The New British Domestic Herbal: Or, A Correct Description of British Medicinal Plants: intended for the Use of Families, and for every Purpose of Domestic Medicine; Illustrated by Plates, exhibiting 132 Figures of English Plants accurately coloured according to Nature

      London: For E. Cox and Son, 1822., 1822. First Edition. 8vo.; pp. iv + 408. Recent half calf with black title label and gilt and blind tooling to spine, marbled boards a little dusty; edges untrimmed. With 132 hand coloured figures on 33 plates, one as frontispiece the rest bound at the end of the book. Some light foxing. Very good indeed. John Augustine Waller was a surgeon assigned to the naval hospital in Barbados in 1807 and later to a war vessel cruising through the islands. He spent about four years in Caribbean service and became thoroughly familiar with colonial society. He wrote 'A Voyage to the West Indies' (1820) where he describes the places, native life and much of his day to day ordeals. He also translated 'Orfila Traite des Poisons' and was the author of 'A Treatise on the Incubus'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE WORKS Complete in 36 Volumes. Cosisting of HISTORICAL ROMANCES (6 Vols.); NOVELS AND ROMANCES (7 vols.); PORTRAITS OF THE NOVELS, TALES AND ROMANCES (1 vol.); POETICAL WORKS (10 Vols.); NOVELS AND TALES (12 Vols.)

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1822. 1822-1825. A magnificent 36 volume set uniformly bound in contemporary full red morroco. (The Historical Romances 6 Vols., 1822.; Novels and Romances 7 Vols., 1824.; Portraits af The Novels, Tales and Romances 1 Vol., 1824; Poetical Works 10 Vols., 1825; Novels and Tales 12 Vols. 1822). Engraved title pages and plates, - Proofs on India Paper to the Portraits and Poetical Works vols.; The Portraits volume consists of 32 portraits on India Paper, engraved title page also on India Paper and two rather fine etchings of Abbotsford - the seat of Sir Walter Scott - see note at end regarding the portrait volume. Royal 8vo- leaf size 210 x 130mm with generous margins). Gilt stamped lettering and decoration to the spines, gilt ruled borders to the borders with extensive inner dentelles. All edges extravagantly gilt. Bindings generally very good, a little rubbed more so to joints and edges, but all very strong, a few volumes with small scuff marks and the odd knocked corners, spines slightly faded. Contents good and tight, engraved title pages and plates with some foxing - to a greater or lesser extent, those on India paper are generally less foxed, the letterpress pages mostly clean with just occasional spotting. A handsome set, of what is a very early collection of Scott's works. (Note regarding the portrait volume - contents page reads "Illustrations of the Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley. A SERIES OF PORTRAITS OF EMINENT HISTORICAL CHARACTERS introduced in those works, Accompanied with Biographical Notices. The portraits are engraved in the most highly finished manner by Mr. Robert Cooper, from Drawings made expressly for the work by Messrs, Thurston, Unwins, and Watson, after the most authentic originals. The work is complete in eight parts, each part containing four portraits and lives. For the convenience of binding them as a separate volume, an Engraved Title from an original design by Mr. George Cruikshank is given in the eighth number..." Following this is a pricing schedule. It is interesting to note that Proofs on India paper are one of the most expensive formats, which underlines the quality of this set.). Reprints. Full Leather. Very Good. Royal 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        The Canterbury Tales

      London: Pickering, 1822. Five octavo volumes. vi, lx, 284pp.; (vi), 354pp.; (vi), 291pp.; (vi), 344pp.; x, 300pp. Includes engraved portrait of the author and an illustration of the pilgrimage. An early work by Pickering, considered his "first entirely characteristic production." After producing several fine miniature books as his first publishing effort and establishing his career with two small books, Pickering's ideas and ambitions grew. Cautious of risk, the Canterbury Tales were produced with the assistance of publishers Richard and Septimus Prowett, but Keynes notes that "the inspiration responsible for the book is unmistakable." This edition of Chaucer's tales, which formed the foundation of English literature, was edited by the poet and scholar Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt. A handsome set in later purple-crushed morocco binding by Bayntun, with gilt filigree work on the front and back panels, gilt panels and lettering on the spines, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, and marbled endpapers. A.e.g. Bookplate in each volume. Slight rubbing to hinges of volume I, else fine. Housed in fleece-lined, blue cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer; With an Essay Upon His Language and Versification, an Introductory Discourse, Notes, and a Glossary, by T. Tyrwhitt, Esq. (5 Volume Set)

      London: W. Pickering. Very Good+. 1822. Hardcover. A Very Good Plus condition five volume set bound in beautiful tan leather with gilt decoration, raised bands and colored spine labels. Marbled endpapers. Corners and Edges rubbed. From the library of F. A. Coleman. Bookplates in each volume. Volume One has some Chaucer newsprints glued in. See Image. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Prose e versi [..]. prima edizione. milano, per giovanni silvestri, 1822.

      In-16° (cm. 14,8), legatura di poco successiva in m. pelle con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso (stanca e con lievi usure), tagli spruzzati; pp. XI, [1 b.], 237, [1 b.]; [2], VIII, 119, [1]; 148; con 1 tavola di ritratto in rame f.t. inciso da Boggi; fioriture sparse. Edizione originale pubblicata nella Biblioteca Scelta al vol. 118. Cfr. Acchiappati 111. Buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        The Tatler; A New Edition, carefully Revised. ..with Prefaces Historical and Biographical by Alexander Chalmers

      London, 1822. 4 vols., 8vo. . Bound in full polished tan contemporary calf, gilt spine. Fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Real Life in London; or, the Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and his cousin, the Hon. Tom. Dashall, through the Metropolis, exhibiting a living pictures of fashionable characters, manners and amusements in High and Low Life, in 2 volumes

      London: Jones and Co.. 1822. Later edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes set. Published 1823 (volume 1) and 1822 (volume 2), both later issues. 656 & 668 pp. Hardcover, 8vo., bound in full old calf, gilt spine and spine label, marbled endpapers. Leather worn at corners; outer hinges dry, but holding nicely; spines worn. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedowns; contemporary ownership signatures on front blanks. Light foxing to contents. All plates in full color, and all present as called for in the binder's instructions: frontis, title page and 17 plates in volume 1; frontis, title page and 11 plates in volume 2. Two volume set of this Egan imitations. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        In the King's Bench : between Thomas Redford, Plaintiff, and Hugh Hornby Birley, Alexander Oliver, Richard Withington and Edward Meagher, Defendants, for an Assault on the 11th of August 1819 : Report of the Proceedings on the Trial of This Cause . 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

      Manchester : Printed By C. Wheeler And Son, Chronicle Office; Sold By Messrs Clarke; Thomson; Bancks And Co. ; Sowler; Robinson And Ellis; Richardsons, & C. ; Sold In London By Murray ..., [1822?], 1822. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [2], xx, 632 p, [2] leaves of plates : map, folding plan ; 23 cm. Subjects; Trials (Assault and battery) - England. Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England, 1819. Greater Manchester - History - 19th century. Half title: Report of the proceedings in the cause Redford v. Birley and others. Very good copy in the original paper-labeled boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Promenade autour du monde, pendant les annees 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820, sur les corvettes du Roi L´Uranie et la Physicinne, commandees par M. Freycinet [Atlas only]

      The atlas by the official artist to Freycinet´s expedition to the Pacific. 1822. Paris. Leblanc. In folio (365 mm x 275 mm). 2 ff. + 25 lithographed plates & a map of the expedition. Unbound. Handsome copy, entirely uncut, one plate with unobtrusive tear, else a very clean and crisp copy.First edition. A splendid atlas made by the official artist of the expedition, narrating a French scientific expedition to the Pacific under Captain Freycinet. Freycinet´s was the first post-Napoleonic French circumnavigation; the expedition took them to Hawai, Maui, Australia, Brazil (particularly Rio de Janeiro) and went through Timor, Mironesia, Malouines, Guam, the Mariana´s, and other numerous places. Arago (1790 ? 1855) was a remarkable artist and literate; in 1817-1820 he joined Freycinet´s scientific expedition in the quality of official draughtsman; the expedition began onboard of the Corvette L´Uranie, this vessel would wreck and a new one would be bought and re-christened Physicienne. The drawings produced by Arago during this period are to be regarded as the most realistic renditions of native peoples and scenery of the regions visited.Borba de Moraes I, 44. Ferguson, 850. Sabin 1867.

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        Promenade Autour du Monde, Pendant les Annees 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820, sur les Corvettes du Roi l'Uranie et la Physicienne Commandees par M. Freycinet. [Narrative of a Voyage Round the World in the Uranie and Physicienne Corvettes Commanded

      Paris: Leblanc, 1822. ....By Captain Freycinet, During the Years 1817, 1818, 1819, 1nd 1820; on a Scientific Expedition Undertaken By Order of the French Government, in a Series of Letters] .... With a Note signed in the Original by Arago. Octavo, 2 volumes & Folio Atlas. xxx; [iv], 452; 506 pages. Atlas with a world map and 25 other lithograph plates. Handsomely bound in period style maroon straight-grained morocco over marbled boards, gilt tooling to spines, text housed in a matching slip case. Text mildly foxed, otherwise a very good set. With an Autographed Note Signed in the original by Arago tipped to the inside of the Atlas volume. "The Uranie, with a crew of 125 men under the command of Captain Louis de Freycinet, entered the Pacific from the West to make scientific observations on geography, magnetism, and meteorology. Arago was the artist of the expedition, which visited Western Australia, Timor, Hawaii, and New South Wales. The original ship was wrecked off the Falkland Islands. Two months later the expedition continued aboard the Physicienne, which stopped for a time at Rio de Janeiro. Captain Freycinet's wife, Rose Pinon, was smuggled on board at the advent of the voyage and made the complete journey, causing some discord among the crew. Freycinet named an island he discovered after her - Rose Island among the Samoa islands. These entertaining letters, written in a lively and witty literary style, provide vivid descriptions of the topography and the inhabitants of the Pacific Islands. The book achieved great success" (Hill 28-9). "The Hawaiian portion of the text, contained on more than 150 pages, records impressions of the artist's stops on Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu. Extensive portions of the text also record the Arago impressions of Australia, Guam, and the Marianas Islands. The artist's main interest (as reflected by the plate subjects) are of peoples encountered. Several of the plates record somewhat gruesome aspects of Hawaiian culture" (Forbes 537); Ferguson 850; Sabin 1867. . Signed. First Edition.

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      Washington: Printed by Davis and Force, 1822.. 256,3pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label (half chipped away). Boards rubbed, spine chipped and worn, front board nearly detached. Text tanned and foxed. Good. In a folding leather box, gilt morocco spine labels. A wonderful association copy, connecting John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was America's first Secretary of State and, as the country's third president, concluded the Louisiana Purchase, a diplomatic coup of the first order. John Quincy Adams, arguably America's greatest diplomatic mind, was Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825, before going on to serve as president himself, from 1825 to 1829. This book is Adams' examination of the role he played in the negotiation of the Treaty of Ghent, which resolved the War of 1812, a conflict with roots in Thomas Jefferson's presidency. This volume was in Jefferson's final library (formed between selling his second collection to the Library of Congress in 1815 and his death in 1826), and was sold at the dispersal of those books in 1829, where it was bought by a Virginia lawyer and acquaintance of Jefferson, John Peyton. John Quincy Adams compiled the documents which make up this book while he was Secretary of State, two years before he was elected President. In 1822, Adams faced mounting criticism surrounding his actions in 1814, when he was among the American negotiators who concluded the Treaty of Ghent. Adams responded with this volume, in which he brings together the correspondence and reports of the negotiations he conducted with the British to resolve the War of 1812. As ever, Adams was very sensitive to criticism, and this exhaustively defends his work. British depredations against American shipping and the American Navy (including the impressment of sailors) were constant pre-occupations of Thomas Jefferson's presidency, and they were among the root causes of the War of 1812 (prosecuted by Jefferson's successor, James Madison). Jefferson was also passionately concerned about American access to the Mississippi River, and this desire was one of his major motivations in concluding the Louisiana Purchase, the outstanding achievement of his presidency. That subject is also discussed in this book, making it of even greater interest to Jefferson. On October 11, 1822, Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson presenting him with this copy of his book. Adams wrote: "Dear Sir, I have taken the liberty of transmitting to you a pamphlet which I have felt a necessity of giving to the public. So far as it involves a mere personal controversy I should not have thought it worthy of being presented to you. [?] much of it I would request of you the favour to overlook. Nor after the recent manifestation of the public sentiment on this subject would this collection of documents have appeared, but for the questions of general interest to the Union implicated in the discussion, and which as affecting the welfare of our country, I know can never be objects of indifference to you. It is from this motive that I am induced to ask your acceptance of the volume, and avail myself of the occasion to renew the tender of my sincere veneration." Jefferson responded to Adams with a letter from Monticello dated October 23. He returned "his thanks to Mr. Adams for the copy of the Ghent Documents which he has been so kind as to send him. So far as concerns Mr. Adams personally, the respect and esteem of the public for him was too firmly and justly fixed to need this appeal to them. But the volume is a valuable gift to his fellow citizens generally, and especially to the future historian whom it will enable to give correct ideas of the views of that treaty and to do justice to the abilities with which it was negotiated. He begs leave to salute Mr. Adams with assurances of his highest esteem and respect." Books from Jefferson's library are usually identifiable by Jefferson's method of putting a manuscript "T" before the "I" signature mark in a gathering (the letter "J" not being commonly used), and a "J" following the "T" signature mark. The present book is not signed in letters, but in numbers, and so Jefferson has written his "T" before the signature numbered "1", as was his custom in such volumes. This book was lot 691 in Nathaniel P. Poor's catalogue of Thomas Jefferson's library, sold at auction in Washington commencing February 27, 1829. It was purchased at that sale by John H. Peyton, whose ownership signature is on the front pastedown. John Howe Peyton (1778-1847) was born in Virginia, attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), and practiced law in his native state. He was a correspondent of Thomas Jefferson's, and served in the Virginia House of Delegates and from 1839 to 1845 in the State Senate. Peyton also bought the preceding lot in the Jefferson library sale, (the REPORT OF THE CONVENTION OF NEW YORK, lot 690 in the Poor sale), and he probably bought others. Peyton's provenance, and Jefferson's characteristic mark, firmly establish this as the copy Adams gave Jefferson, and the one that was on Jefferson's shelves in his final library when he died. An outstanding association copy, linking two of America's most bibliophilic presidents to a book whose subject was of great personal and political interest to them both. SABIN 276. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 7740.

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation -

      London: Printed for James Smith 1822 London: Printed for James Smith, 1822. First Smith edition. 8vo. 15 engraved plates. Pp. [i]-lx, [1]-383, [1, ad]. Full contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco, triple gilt fillet borders outside 5 gilt fillet borders with large leafy cornerpieces, spine in six compartments with five decorated by gilt designs of a rose, leaves, and other tools, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g. Joints repaired, some minor rubbing to extremities, one plate foxed, else very good. Coigney 22 . Sometimes referred to as the Gosden edition. Due to the Gosden imprint on the plates, it was believed to have been published at the expense of the famous sporting bookbinder. Our copy is the size of Coigney's copy f, but compares to copy b

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        Microcosm; or a Picturesque Delineation of the Arts, Agriculture, Manufactures, &c of Great Britain, in a Series of above a Thosand Groups og Figures for the Embellishment of Landscape: Comprising the most interesting Subjects i Rural and Domestic Scenery... To which are added Explanation of the Plates, and Essays relating to their various Subjects by C.Gray. 2 vols.

      London, R.Ackermann, (1822-24). Folio oblong. Bound in one fine hmorocco, raised bands and gilt back. Uncut. 30,36 pp. and 120 fine aquatint-plates (drawn and etched by W.H.Pyne, 23 x 30 cm.). Marginally brownspotted. - Importent sourcework for information of pre-industrial techniques.. First Ackermann-edition of William Pyne's splendid and beautiful collection of 120 plates presenting a detailed and romantic survey of the British nation at work in the markets, fields, industry ect. Pyne himself described his work as "a national work... a monument in the rustic style". The book served also as a source book for aspiring artists, and copies of Pyne's pictures were to be found all over 19th century Europe. The ideological background for Pyne's work is to be found in the wake of the French Revolution. After 1789, the urban bourgeoisie feared revolution, therefore they increasingly looked to the countryside to provide a model of a fair and stable society. "Their desire was articulated in the form of increasingly available artistic and literary representations of the organic, rural community. [...] The discourse of art reworked reality to fit the nascent ideology. Books like William Pyne's Microcosm provided around 600 studies of working, and therefore industrious peasants. He created a generic labouring peasantry for landscape artists, which was not only picturesque, cheerful and hardworking, but also safe - remote from the provincial and urban middle classes." (Sayer. Women of the fields: representations of rural women in the nineteenth century, p. 18).Rudolph Ackermann, a close friend of Pyne, was a leading publisher of illustrated books in the early 19th century Britain, a period which is often referred to as 'the golden age' of hand-coloured aquatint plates

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        Portrait photograph signed by Pasteur

      No Dust Jacket. Pasteur, Louis (1822-95). Signed portrait photograph of Pasteur in middle age, by A[lphonse] Li?rt (1827-1914). Paris, n.d. (1879 or later). 93 x 62 mm., mounted on printed card measuring 106 x 64 mm. Pasteur's signature ("L. Pasteur") at the foot of the card. Very fine. Excellent signed photograph of Pasteur. Signed photographs of Pasteur are very rare. Photographs that are advertised as signed often contain printed signatures. This is the first authentic autographed photograph of Pasteur that we have handled in forty years. The verso of the mount is printed with an advertisement for Li?rt's "Photographie faite la nuit"; i.e. photographs taken with artificial electric light. Li?rt began advertising this service in 1879. He spent some time in the American West. See Palmquist and Kailbourn, Pioneer Photographers of the Far West [2000], pp. 369-370).

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        The Poems of Ossian, Translated by... Authenticated, Illustrated and Explained by Hugh Campbell.

      London: Sir Richard Phillips 1822.. Two volumes bound in one, 12mo, lxxxiv, 309, (1, iv), 391, (1) pp. Frontispieces and one further plate plus a partly hand coloured map of the Kingdom of Connor showing the south-west coast of Scotland and part of Northern Ireland, later bookplate. Contemporary half sheep, extremities worn and spine slightly cracked. A scarce edition of Macpherson's controversial poems, in his lifetime ridiculed as forgeries while he adamantly claimed them as originals. The truth seems to be between these extremes; that Macpherson did indeed collect a wealth of oral verse from his trips to the Highlands, and on his return edit and expand it for publication.

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        A Treatise of the Law of Arbitration; with an Appendix of Precedents. First American Edition, Improved by a Copious Digested Index of American Decisions. Cohen 9098

      First edition of the first work on arbitration law published in this country which contained comprehensive notes of American decisions, praised by Holdsworth ("a good summary") and the first of "the first modern textbooks for lawyers" on the subject. Original sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, some light pencil notations and light foxing, yet a crisp usable copy. Published by George Lamson. J.J. Williams, Printer, Exeter, 1822.

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        Herbarium pharmaceuticum eller Afbildninger af Professorernes Herholdts og Schumachers Fortegnelse over de officielle Lægemidler af Planteriget, som voxe vildt, eller kunne dyrkes i de danske Stater.

      Kbhvn. 1822 - 1825. 9 hefter. (2)+142+(2) p. + 141 håndkolorerede kobbere visende danske medicinske planter. Indbd. i 3 samt. hlvldrbd. med de originale bogtrykte smudsomslag, der også oplyser om hvert enkelt heftes indhold.9 parts. Copenhagen 1825. With 141 handcoloured copperengravings showing medical plants. Bound in 3 contp. halfleatherbindings with the orig. bookprinted covers, which also inform the contents of each vol.. Forfatteren, en broder til Kamma Rahbek og fru Oehlenschläger var oprindelig skuespiller, men da han i 1817 forlod teatret, tog han sig for at udgive naturvidenskabelige værker som dette. One of the very few and rare Danish colourplate books

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        Letters Concerning the Northern Coast of the County of Antrim Containing such circumstances as appear worthy of notice respecting the Antiquities, Manners and Customs of that County. Together with the natural history of the Basalts,

      Belfast: Printed for Simms and McIntyre 1822.. 18 by 11 cms. 265 pp. 1 folding map, plus 6 full page engraved views in the text, frontispiece portrait not present. In two parts, the first covering Manners, Customs, Antiquities and observations relating to its natural history, the second on the Minerological history, the basaltic fossils and a view of the Volcanic theory of the Basaltes, to these is added an introductory memoir of the author, and "an Itinerary from Belfast to the Giants Causeway, coastways, and returning by Coleraine &c, also a Guide to the Causeway. "The itinerary has it's own title page and was published by the same publishers. In its original boards with original spine label, as issued. Boards a little rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, label a little faded, a small tear in the hinge of the bottom of the spine and a small tear in the hinge a little above. Internally a very tight, generally clean copy, a few small old pencil annotations, some light discolouration to plates, as usual. This book is scarce in its original boards. This is an important book on Irish geology. The author was sadly murdered at the age of 40.

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        Account of an assemblage of Fossil Teeth and Bones of Elephant, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Bear, Tiger, and Hyaena, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821:

      [title continues] with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the Continent. First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 112, pp.171-236 with general title-page to the volume, disbound, large quarto, very good copy, complete with 12 fine engraved plates (these with small and neat embossed unlinked library name and early inked stamp on verso), London, [The Royal Society], 1822. * William Buckland (1784 - 1856), English geologist, palaeontologist. "He wrote the first full account of a fossil dinosaur, which he named Megalosaurus. His work proving that Kirkdale Cave had been a prehistoric hyaena den, for which he was awarded the Copley Medal, was widely praised as an example of how detailed scientific analysis could be used to understand geohistory by reconstructing events from deep time. He was a pioneer in the use of fossilized feces, for which he coined the term coprolites, to reconstruct ancient ecosystems. Buckland was a proponent of the Gap Theory that interpreted the biblical account of Genesis as referring to two separate episodes of creation separated by a lengthy period; it emerged in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as a way to reconcile the scriptural account with discoveries in geology that suggested the earth was very old. Early in his career he believed that he had found geologic evidence of the biblical flood, but later became convinced that the glaciation theory of Louis Agassiz provided a better explanation, and he played an important role in promoting that theory in Great Britain… From his investigations of fossil bones at Kirkdale Cave, in Yorkshire, he concluded that the cave had actually been inhabited by hyaenas in antediluvian times, and that the fossils were the remains of these hyaenas and the animals they had eaten, rather than being remains of animals that had perished in the Flood and then carried from the tropics by the surging waters, as he and others had at first thought. In 1822 he wrote: "It must already appear probable, from the facts above described, particularly from the comminuted state and apparently gnawed condition of the bones, that the cave in Kirkdale was, during a long succession of years, inhabited as a den of hyaenas, and that they dragged into its recesses the other animal bodies whose remains are found mixed indiscriminately with their own: this conjecture is rendered almost certain by the discovery I made, of many small balls of the solid calcareous excrement of an animal that had fed on bones... It was at first sight recognized by the keeper of the Menagerie at Exter Change, as resembling, in both form and appearance, the faeces of the spotted or cape hyaena, which he stated to be greedy of bones beyond all other beasts in his care." While criticized by some, Buckland's analysis of Kirkland Cave and other bone caves was widely seen as a model for how careful analysis could be used to reconstruct the Earth's past, and the Royal Society awarded Buckland the Copley Medal in 1822 for his paper on Kirkdale Cave. At the presentation the society's president, Humphry Davy, said: "by these inquiries, a distinct epoch has, as it were, been established in the history of the revolutions of our globe: a point fixed from which our researches may be pursued through the immensity of ages, and the records of animate nature, as it were, carried back to the time of the creation.""

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        An Inquiry into the Present State of the Statute and Criminal Law of England

      The rare work written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister, expanding upon his influential rebuttal of the Report from the Select Committee on Criminal Laws, amounting (in Radzinowicz's words) to what "may well be called the 'Counter-Report'". Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, a trifle worn, but well-preserved; three copies in OCLC, none in North America. John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1822.

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        Storia Naturale delle Scimie e dei Maki. Dispositsa con Ordine da P. Hugues, dietro le scoperte dei piu rinomati Naturalisti; Dedicato a S.A. il Principe Eugenio di Reuharnais. (2 Parts).

      Milano, P. Hugues, 1822. Folio. 48x32,5 cm. Bound in one cont. hcalf, richly gilt back and title-label with gilt lettering. (Title-label a little torn). Lightly rubbed along edges and spine ends, but good. Engraved ornamental title-page (printed in brown). 6 engraved leaves with text and 4 plates with descendt-line, skeletons etc., 17 printed leaves of text, 25 engraved leaves with text (Indices and text). And in all 89 fine stipple-engraved plates (4 separately numb. + I-LXX + I-XV). Plates with engraved frame and at bottom engraved text in Italian.A large uncut copy with broad margins. Scattered marginal brownspots, a few tears to margins, images clean and bright.. Scarce title-issue of this important, and perhaps the largest, monograph on primates, apes and monkeys from the 19th century by the French painter Nicholas Henri Jacob. The original issue was published in 2 parts 1812-14. This title-issue has a reset title-page, a new dedication and the text beneath the image is in Italian. The illustrations in these splendid stipple-engravings are the same.The plates depict apes, monkeys and lemurs from the Old World and The New World in 5 Classes: 1. Genere; Orang; Pithecus. 2. Genere. Babbuino. 3. genere. Guenone; Cercopithecus. 4. Genere. Sapajù; Cebus. 5. genere. Sapajù-Sagoino; Callithrix.- Part II: Famiglia. I Maki; Lemures.Wood p. 402. - BMC (NH) II:916 (but with the year 1823 "This is the same as the original from 1812, except in the setting of the title-page, of the dedication, and of the translations of the introduction." - Nissen. 2080

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        Ansichten der freien Hansestadt Bremen und ihrer Umgebung.

      Mit 16 Kupfern. Frankfurt, Friedrich Wilmans, 1822. 8vo. Engr. extra title,+ XXIV,+ 648 pp.+ 16 engr. plates. Contemporary marbled paper boards, printed paper label. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde and signature of Carl Carlsson Bonde. Carlander III, 564ff. Complete and very clean copy of this rare description of Bremen

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        Ledger for a New York Merchant, 1819 - 1828

      Hardcover. Very good. An un-named merchant, with a full clientele of individuals, with the usual entries for purchases of sugar, tea, rum, shrub, tobacco, bitters, flour, and nautical supplies for boats including sails and tack. Most interesting are the multiple entries for Daggett & Kensett. Our merchant appears to act as a bank & supplier for them, and supply ships in the US Navy. Payment of cash & occasionally supplies appear on the left side of the ledger, with long lists of US Navy ships & Captains on the right side of the ledger, with payments. Amongst the provisions supplied to Daggett & Kensett are Cash for Tin $53.63 1822, and 1823 Sept. 13, 12 barrels vinegar. They had developed a process for canning seafood (salmon, oysters and lobsters), in 1819, and in 1825, Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett of New York City were granted the first U.S. patent for food storage in cans. An April 3rd 1823 entry reads "Apl 3rd 1823 to Nov. 30th 1824 provisions sold US Navy received by US Navy received by Dept .... $4350.30." The merchant had a good business, with deposits at the Franklin Bank, Bank of America & Bank of the United States, at times over $12,000. Other clients included the Brig Comet, Alfred Churchill, Sloop Eagle, Alexander M. Hamilton, Capt. Wm. Bunnell, Asaph Hall, Chatham 1823, possibly the father of Asaph Hall (October 15, 1829 - November 22, 1907) the American astronomer who discovered the moons of Mars in 1877. Book binder ticket, Sold by C. Brown, Stationer & Binder, No. 348 Water-street, New-York. 4to ledger, about 1" thick, from 1819 to 1828. Front board detached, binding worn, as can be expected. At times, he also seemed to act as a local prison, with accounts like the following: 1828 State Prison Sale Brigh Splendia Gains Brigh Franklin Norcott Brigh, Palmer, Conklin, Brigh Enterprize Tryon Ships & captains listed include Capt. Williams, Ships London Trader, Capt. Cartwright, Ship Columbia, Ship Franklin, Brig Emily, Capt Gifford, Ship Liverpool, Brig Magnet, Capt. Gordon, Ship Hercules, Ship Monroe, Brig Georgiana Davis, Ship Corinthian, Ship Morrisson, Ship Manhattan, Ship Hannibal, London Trader, Howard, Meteor, Midas, Lewis, Paris and many others.

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        THE WORLD in miniature; edited by Frederic Schoberl. Hindoostan, containing a description of the Religion, Manners, Customs, Trades, Arts, Sciences, Litterature, Diversions, &c. of the Hindoos. Illustrated with upwards of One Hundred Coloured Engravings. In Six Volumes..

      Ackerman, Repository of Arts, Strand, London, 1822. In English. XXXIX+187+273+324+216+234 pages. 5 vol. Contemporary half-leather binding. Marbeled covers. Cover slightly rubbed on the edges. Vol 1-5 of 6. Vol 6 is missing. Richly illustrated with plates in colour, some folding

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

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

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        Goody Gander's RURAL SCENES: a Present for all Good Boys and Girls.

      Comprising 12 leaves of engraved scenes of rural life, with simple descriptions below. Original printed wrappers. Oblong: 8.3 x 10.8 cm. Some of the engravings have been partly coloured - not offensively; else a very good copy of an extremely rare picture book. No copy located.

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        Autograph letter signed to Andr?elly

      Geneva, 1822. No Dust Jacket. Boissier, Henri (1762-1845). Autograph letter signed to Andr?elly (1802-51). Geneva, 21 March 1822. 2pp. plus integral address leaf. 202 x 155 mm. Docketed. From Professor Henri Boissier, founder of Geneva's natural history museum, to the young Swiss businessman Andr?elly, acting as the museum's purchasing agent in England, regarding the purchase of insect specimens for the museum. Boissier informs Melly that the museum's collections have recently been augmented "par un don de col?teres de M. le Dr. Peschier o? y a de bonnes choses, & par un achast de quelques bons papillons & insectes exotiques que m'a procur?. Pr?st" [by a gift of coleoptera from Dr. Peschier containing some good things, and by a purchase of several good butterflies and foreign insects from M. Pr?st].This last purchase "a un peu r?it la somme que la cours avait mit ?a disposition. Je ne peut donc vous faire payer pour le moment qu'un bon de f. 400 que je vous prie d'employer, comme vous le jugerai convenable, surtout en orthopt?s, h?pt?s & n?opt?s dont nous sommes tr?mal fournis" [has reduced somewhat the amount made available to me from the course. At this moment I can only pay you the sum of 400 francs which I urge you to use, as you see fit, primarily for orthoptera, hemiptera and neuroptera, which we greatly lack]. Boissier lists several species of each that he wishes to acquire, including "criquets & sauter[elles] exotiq[ues]" [foreign crickets and grasshoppers] and "termites ou fourmis blanches" [termites or white ants]. He instructs Melly to expedite the shipment of insects to him so that he will have enough time to unpack them and put them in cases. "Dr. Peschier" may refer to Geneva native Charles Gaspard Peschier (1782-1853), a pioneer of homeopathic medicine in French-speaking countries. M. Pr?st, another Genevan, was a founder of the firm of Pr?st and Morris in London. Boissier's correspondent, Andr?elly, ended up settling in England in 1822 (the year that this letter was written), and becoming a prominent businessman in northern England. He acted as agent to the Viceroy of India and then to the Egyptian Government, dying of fever while on a tour of the Nile in 1851.

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      ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS FOR A WONDERFUL FRENCH ALPHABET.23 of 25 circular watercolour designs by Jean-Charles Develly, executed in sepia & black & white, for the above alphabet together with 2 preliminary watercolour sketches (for 'K' and 'Z' and another for 'etcetera.,' all contained in a small drawing book, the title-page reading 'Abécédaire des Petits Gourmands K. 31 Mars 1822, the cover reading, 'Croquis des petits Gourmands 1822.' The watercolours are circular, measuring seven centimetres in diameter. The watercolours are not signed, however we are satisfied that they are the work of this important artist, best known for his designs for porcelain decoration at the Sevres factory. As well as being a water-colourist Develly was also an engraver and a lithographer.The published book contains a total of 27 engraved plates including title. Each plate has a central roundel, exactly as the watercolour designs, but is enclosed within a border decorated with foodstuffs.

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        Histoire des lichens. Genre sticta. + Atlas.

      [Caen, 1822-25]. Two volumes, (2) + [7]-167 p.; 19 plates (all). Modern half cloth bindings. 20,5 X 13 cm; 26 X 21,5 cm. In the first volume the front cover is bound with and 3 photo-copied pages "Dernière addition au genre sticta" are bound with at the end of the volume. In the Atlas plate XIX is photo-copied. Signature and annotations on end paper

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