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

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

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        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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        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).

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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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        Sur les fonctions du cerveau et sur celles de chacune de ses parties

      l'Auteur Paris: l'Auteur, 1822. Second edition. No Dust Jacket. Gall, Franz Joseph (1758-1828) & Spurzheim, Johann Caspar (1776-1832). Sur les fonctions du cerveau et sur celles de chacune de ses parties. . . . 8vo. Multi-vol. text, each vol. with own title. Paris: l'Auteur. . . , 1822-25. 6 vols. 214 x 135 mm. Gilt red boards c. 1825, uncut. Fine set. edition, revised, of the Anatomie et physiologie du systeme nerveux(1810-19) which introduced the theory of localization of cerebral function. See Garrison-Morton 1389. This new edition in reduced format was revised by Gall without the collaboration of Spurzheim. The volumes(except vol. 3) bear the AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE of Gall on the versos of their half-titles to protect against pirated editions. In order to hold the price down Gall did not republish the magnificent folio-sized plates of the first edition for the second, and he deleted the portion on the descriptive anatomy of the brain and nervous system, concentrating on the physiology. In the sixth volume, however, Gall discussed the treatises on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology published between 1819 and 1825 as a way of answering the criticisms of his work by such authors as Flourens. Wellcome III 84.

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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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