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        Voyage minéralogique et géologique, en Hongrie, pendant l'année 1818.

      Paris, Verdière, 1822. ____ Première édition. Compte-rendu de ce voyage scientifique de neuf mois dans l'Empire Austro-Hongrois. "During is peregrinations in Hungary, Beudant visited the famous precious opal mines in Dubnik area of what is now Czechoslovakia. ... [In vol. 3] better and more detailed information appears here on the principal opal mine and the kinds of precious opal that was being found at that time of this visit." Sinkankas 612. L'atlas est illustré d'une petite coupe de terrain, 1 tableau, 7 planches et 7 grandes cartes dépliantes. Exemplaire tel que paru, à toutes marges. Quelques petites piqûres de vers sur les derniers feuillets du 3e volume sans atteinte au texte. Des petits manques de papier aux dos des volumes. DSB 2, 106. *****. 4 volumes in-4. [270 x 215 mm] Collation : (4), VIII, 42, (2), 560 / (4), 614 pp. / (4), 659 / (4), 4, 16 pp., 1 coupe, 1 tabl., 7 pl., 7 cartes. Broché, couverture brune, étiquettes imprimées.

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        Observations Minéralogiques sur les environs de Vienne.

      Vienne, Leopold Grund, 1822. 4to. pp. iv, 58, (2), with 10 handcoloured plates. Contemporary printed boards (spine rebacked). This beautifully produced monograph deals to a large extend with fossils found in the surroundings of the Austrian capital Vienna. However mineralogical matters are also discussed widely. The attractive plates, some engraved and others lithographed show fossils and minerals.//"Count Razumovsky (1759-1837) was a Russian nobleman and geologist. He built a collection of about 6,000 Russian mineral specimens, and also others from Germany and Switzerland, 'at great expense and over many years'. He later lived in Paris and Lausanne, and sold his collection to Georg Gibbs ca. 1800" (Wilson. The History of Mineral Collecting, p. 189). //B.M.(Nat. Hist.)IV, 1657.

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        Description Géologique des environs de Paris.

      Nouvelle édition dans laquelle on a inséré la descriptions d'un grand nombre de lieux de l'Allemagne, de la Suisse, de l'Italie etc., qui présentent des terrains analogues à ceux du Bassin de Paris. Par M. Alex. Brongiart. Paris, G. Dufour et E. d'Ocagne, 1822. 4to. pp. (4), viii, 428, with 2 (1 handcoloured) folded engraved maps and 16 (1 handcoloured) lithographed plates. Recent half calf, spine with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering. First published in Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, volume II, as "Essai sur la geography mineralogique des environs de Paris". The most important publication on the Geology of the Paris Basin. Geikie in his "Founders of Geology" devotes a whole chapter to this publication and as conclusion writes "For these distinguished labours they deserve an honoured place among the founders of geology". It is the first French work to adopt the method introduced by W. Smith, of determing the respective ages of the rocks by means of the fossils contained in them. Seven plates show fossil shells.Small marginal stain on some of the plates.

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        ABÉCÉDAIRE DES PETITS GOURMANDS.

      26 original circular watercolour designs by Jean-Charles Develly, executed in sepia & black & white, of which 3 are preliminary watercolour sketches (for 'K' and 'Z' and another for 'etcetera') for this important children's alphabet; all contained in a small drawing book, the title-page reading 'Alphabet des Petits Gourmands. K. 31 Mars 1822.' The cover reading, 'Croquis des petits Gourmands 1822.' The watercolours are circular, measuring seven centimetres in diameter. Though unsigned, we are completely 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. In the published book, each of the illustrations, which are all printed by lithography, is enclosed within a floral border embellished with kitchen utensils.

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        Les dîners du Baron d'Holbach dans lesquels se trouvent rassemblées, sous leurs noms, une partie des gens de la cour et des littérateurs les plus remarquables du 18e siècle.

      Paris, C. J. Trouvé, 1822, in 8°, de XX-532pp., demi-basane brune fin 19e, dos lisse orné, restauration en marge du faux-titre et qq. rousseurs. Edition originale peu commune de cette description sarcastique de l"intolérance, du fanatisme et des excentricités des philosophes des Lumières. A l'exception de Diderot et Helvétius, Mme de Genlis connut tous les philosophes, et on trouve ici la description de Grimm, d'Holbach, d'Alembert, des abbés Galiani et Morellet, de Mmes Goeffrin et Du Deffand, et même de Diderot et Helvétius. Pour Mme de Genlis les philosophes ne furent qu'une bande de conspirateurs oeuvrant, sous la direction de Voltaire, contre les institutions de la France. ¶ Cioranescu 30691 - Quérard Fr. litt. III-308

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        Thèbes. Louqsor - Vue générale pèrise d'une ile en face de3s ruines du palais

      1822. Veduta generale del Tempio di Amon, incisa all'acquaforte su lastra di rame, inserita nella monumentale opera Description de l'Egypte, II° edizione dal 1820-29 voluta da Luigi XVIII, importante risultato culturale dell'occupazione francese in Egitto per il periodo che va dal 1798 al 1801. Bonaparte decise di invadere queste terre per controllare le vie commerciali verso l'india ed assestare in questo modo un duro colpo all'economia britannica. Durante questa operazione, il Nostro favorì l'attività di numerosi artisti, ingegneri, matematici e naturalisti per registrare e catalogare con estrema precisione le costruzioni e i monumenti egiziani nonché la flora e la fauna. Il risultato di questo immane sforzo, che per la pubblicazione coinvolse quasi duemila tra artisti e tecnici oltre a quattrocento incisori, fu l'opera "Description de l'Egypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française", che offre una globale visione scientifica dell'antico e moderno Egitto, nonché la sua storia naturale. La Description ebbe grande influenza sul movimento orientalista pittorico dell'ottocento e diede un contributo fondamentale alla diffusione dell'Egittologia. Numerosi edifici rappresentati in queste tavole sono stati completamente distrutti nel tempo. Piega editoriale

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        Le Kaire - Vue générale de la Ville des Tombeaux

      1822. Veduta della Città dei Morti. Tavola incisa all'acquaforte su lastra di rame, inserita nella monumentale opera Description de l'Egypte, II° edizione dal 1820-29 voluta da Luigi XVIII, importante risultato culturale dell'occupazione francese in Egitto per il periodo che va dal 1798 al 1801. Bonaparte decise di invadere queste terre per controllare le vie commerciali verso l'india ed assestare in questo modo un duro colpo all'economia britannica. Durante questa operazione, il Nostro favorì l'attività di numerosi artisti, ingegneri, matematici e naturalisti per registrare e catalogare con estrema precisione le costruzioni e i monumenti egiziani nonché la flora e la fauna. Il risultato di questo immane sforzo, che per la pubblicazione coinvolse quasi duemila tra artisti e tecnici oltre a quattrocento incisori, fu l'opera "Description de l'Egypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française", che offre una globale visione scientifica dell'antico e moderno Egitto, nonché la sua storia naturale. La Description ebbe grande influenza sul movimento orientalista pittorico dell'ottocento e diede un contributo fondamentale alla diffusione dell'Egittologia. Numerosi edifici rappresentati in queste tavole sono stati completamente distrutti nel tempo. Piega editoriale

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        Vorschriften für den Unterricht in den Waffenübungen der Königlich-Baierischen Infanterie

      1822. Plate vol.: one folding engraved title-leaf, 47 folding engraved plates, & a second series of 47 engraved pages, printed on each side, of military music. Text vol.: One folding engraved plate. xxxi, 680 pp.Two vols. Thick 8vo, cont. green half-sheep maroquiné & marbled boards, flat spines gilt, red leather lettering pieces on spines. Munich: Lindauer, 1822. First edition and very rare. The official book of instruction and regulations providing details of military field exercises and maneuvers for the Bavarian infantry. These exercises were designed so that the infantry would respond predictably and effectively. The fine series of plates depict uniforms of all ranks, formations designed to deal with all eventualities and terrains, positions of the soldier with and without arms, marching and alignment, opening and closing rank, etc. Also provided are 47 engraved pages of marching music. Fine set from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. Ownership mark of Duke Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria (1808-88), dated 1825. WorldCat locates no copy in the U.S.

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        Veduta del Gran Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella - situao nella Via Appia.

      Luigi Rossini (1790-1857). Veduta del Gran Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella - situao nella Via Appia. Original etching on thick wove paper signed 'Rossini Dis & Inc.' and dated 'Roma 1822' in the plate. 460 x 620mm £495

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane.

      London: Hurst, Robinson and Company, 1822. Four volumes, small octavo, 24 engravings including 4 frontispieces, some foxing to plates and preliminaries; half polished calf with marbled boards, spines with double morocco labels, gilt. A lovely set of the French novelist and playwright Alain-René Lesage's masterpiece in a Root binding. Lesage (1668-1747), began his career translating Spanish works and came to appreciate the form pioneered in Spain known as the picaresque novel.A new edition with engravings from paintings by Robert Smirke (1752-1845), the English artist. Smirk studied at the Royal Academy and is well known for his illustrative work. Very good.

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        Bronze medal for Duperrey Voyage.

      Paris: Andrieu & Puymaurin, 1822. Obverse: profile portrait of Louis XVIII. Reverse: "Hémisphère Austral. Physique Astronomie. La Corvette l'Uranie Mr. Ls. de Freycinet Commandt... S.A.R.M. Le Duc d'Angoulême, Amiral de France etc..."Bronze medal, 51 mm. An excellent example of the bronze medal commemorating the voyage of Freycinet's protégé Louis-Isidore Duperrey to the Pacific, with lovely rich tone. A similar bronze version is recorded in the Rex Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia. Extremely fine.

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        Tableau historique et pittoresque de Paris depuis les gaulois jusqu'à nos jours]. Atlas [seul].

      [Paris, Librairie Charles Gosselin, 1822-1827]. - In-4, rel. post. (fin XIXe), demi-chagrin marron, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée, papier granité sur les plats, contreplats & gardes marbrés, 215 planches (dont 77 et 77 bis) gravées à la manière noire. Ex-libris illustré (Castigans Libro Poemas). Bel exemplaire, les planches sont d'une grande fraicheur. Atlas de la 2e édition, augmentée de 34 planches par rapport à la première de 1808. EXCEPTIONNELLE ICONOGRAPHIE SUR PARIS. D'après Tourneux, (T. III, 12049), quelques unes des planches sont contemporaines de la période révolutionnaire, telles par exemple que des vues du Palais-Royal, d'après Lespinasse, ou de Notre-Dame avec les "mays" encore suspendus aux parois de la nef. Nombre des monuments ont aujourd'hui disparus. Réf. bibliographiques : (BRUNET, T. V, 60-61) / (GRAESSE, T. VI, 227). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hortus Anglicus; or, the Modern English Garden... with Remarks on the Properties of the More Valuable Species...

      London: Rivington, 1822. Two volumes, octavo; the original boards, early green cloth spines, original spine labels retained. One of the early works seeking to take the study of exotic botany out of the realm of the professional horticulturalist and make it accessible to the gardeners of Britain. The preface comments that it is based in large part on the second edition of the Hortus Kewensis, but here is adapted and made accessible for students, in part by comparison with the work of Willdenow.Because the work is intended not only to introduce readers "to a knowledge of exotic botany" but also to refer to plants which grow readily in Britain, it is telling to see which Australian plants are excluded: no banksia, for example, but also no bottlebrushes (although a hardy Australian acacia is included). Very good.

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        Switzerland; Or, A Journal of a Tour and Residence in that Country, in the Years 1817, 1818, and 1819: followed by an historical Sketch of the Manners and Customs of Ancient and Modern Helvetia, in which the events of our own time are fully detailed; together with the causes to which they have been referred - First edition, complete in 2 volumes

      John Murray, London 1822 - A fine copy of the 1822 first English edition, complete in 2 volumes. Finely re-bound in half tan leather, with raised bands and titles on spines, and marbled boards. Binding thus in fine condition. The text is in very good+, tight, clean, near fine condition, with hardly any age-browning. Old armorial bookplate on each front end paper. New end papers. Pagination V11, 588; V11, 580, top edges brightly gilt. One folding plate showing four figures of wrestlers. See photographs attached. A heavy set which will require extra shipping and insurance above the ABE base rate, according to destination. See photographs attached. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité de l'association domestique- agricole.

      Paris, Bossange, Mongie, [Besançon, Vve Daclin], 1822. ____ Edition originale avec la signature autographe de l'auteur au verso du faux-titre du tome 1. "Sous la question particulière de l'organisation d'une économie domestique et d'une économie agricole, Fourier, dans son nouvel ouvrage, avait introduit sa doctrine tout entière, la doctrine de l'harmonie sociale étendue à l'univers... le style même du "Traité" par ses particularités, est destiné à faire impression sur le public. Il contient des exagérations apparentes, il fait appel à l'imagination, le vocabulaire est rempli de néologisme." (H. Bourgin) Restauration au coin du faux-titre du premier volume.***** EXEMPLAIRE COMPLET à la fin des deux volumes des erratae et des tables de 6 et 4 pages. 2 volumes in-8. Collation : LXXX, 592, (6) / VIII, 648, (4) pp. Toile brune, dos orné de filets dorés. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Surprising History of JACK AND THE BEAN-STALK. Embellished with a colour frontispiece.

      34 pages. Folding hand-coloured engraved frontispiece bearing three images. Recent fine binding of quarter sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips to the corners. Frontispiece restored; else a very good copy of a scarce edition, first published the previous year with a dated title-page. Cohn 446.

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        Nouvelles démonstrations d'accouchemens

      The first edition, with the illustration of the author (often missing) and 79 plates (plate 27-28 double page) hors texte steel-engraved by Forestier after drawings by Antoine Chazal. Strictly contemporary Romantic binding in brown calf, spine in six compartments richly decorated with gilt fillets and blindtooled arabesques, covers with blindtooled arabesques to corners, double fillet frame and gilt initials 'A.D.' to centre, gilt roulette framing marbled endpapers and pastedowns, double gilt fillets to edges of covers. Binding very skillfully restored.  Jacques-Pierre Maygrier (1771-1835) was a student of Antoine Dubois, the obstetrician of Empress Marie-Louise. He practiced at the Cochin hospital and at the Hôtel Dieu and lectured extensively on obstetrics with the intention of simplifying the teaching of the subject (e.g. on the anatomy of the fetus, the mechanics of birth, etc.).A very attractive copy of this rare and magisterial atlas of obstetrics in a remarkable strictly contemporary binding.  Bechet à Paris 1822 30x43cm relié

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

      Göttingen: 1822. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Imperial folio. Large folio (527x323 mm). Double-page engraved title, 27 double-page engraved star maps mounted on guards, very light foxing to title, minor staining to upper corners and occasional spotting or soiling. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, later marbled boards and endpapers. Provenance: Library of Gerald F. Fitzgerald. A fine copy. ----Brown, Astronomical Atlases p. 65; DSB VI, p. 112. - First edition of Harding's important atlas, the "well-executed and carefully thought out work of a capable observer" (Brown). Harding's career as an astronomer began in 1796 when he became a private tutor in the household of A. H. Schröter, who had a private observatory at Lilienthal, near Bremen. The best observations of great planets during that time were made at Lilienthal, mostly by Harding; and the Vereinigte Astronomische Gesellschaft was founded there. Its primary aim was to make star charts. This aim was realized only by Harding, who drew up a celestial atlas containing about 60,000 stars. While working on the chart, Harding discovered (1804) the third asteroid and named it Juno Georgia in honor of George III. He also discovered three comets. Fine.

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        Diary of a Journey Overland, through the Maritime Provinces of China, from Manchao, on the South Coast of Hainan, to Canton, in the Years 1819 and 1820.

      London: Richard Phillips, 1822. Octavo, 116 pp., later cloth. An interesting anonymous account (the Preface is signed "J.R. Supercargo") of an early journey through China from Macao to Canton on board the English vessel Friendship, Captain Ross. The book also includes several separate articles of interest including an official edict on the banning of opium and Milne's description of Chinese printing.This was published as part of Sir Richard Phillips' New Voyages and Travels (London, 1820-23), and like the other titles in the series was also available separately. Very good.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations . . . in Three Volumes

      London Printed for G. Walker, J. Akerman, et al 1822 Handsome early edition ("A New Edition") of Smith's landmark treatise, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), complete in three matched, beautifully bound octavo volumes. x,499,[1]; vii,[1],518,[6]; viii,[1],465[465 misnumbered 365],[1],[50, index to whole]pp. Contemporary (probably original) full tree calf, richly gilt-tooled flat spines in five compartments, red morocco lettering pieces and black leather numbering pieces gilt, plain period end papers. Early ink signature to first blank of each volume of "T. C. Amory," likely one of a number of nineteenth-century Bostonians, perhaps businessman Thomas Coffin Amory (1796-1865) or lawyer, politician, biographer, and poet Thomas Coffin Amory (1812-1889). Bindings bright and attractive, text tightly bound and uncommonly free of foxing. A magnificent production. PMM 221. Gordon, Landmarks in English Literature, p. 16. Lowndes 2417. Goldsmiths' 23447. Grolier, English 100, 57. Kress C976. Kress (Vanderblue), p. 5. Tribe 30. Fine ¶ According to Gordon, "No other English book of the eighteenth century has had a greater influence," to which the ODNB adds: "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status . . ." "Basing his argument on a careful examination of facts, [Smith] found labor to be the source of national wealth and the true standard of value. He advocated an increase of capital as bringing an increase of productive labor, and freedom of industry and commerce as a means toward this end." (Gordon) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Regnard

      New illustrated edition Chez Imprimerie de Crapelet à Paris 1822 15x24cm 6 volumes reliés

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        W. Belch's HISTORY OF FISHES & INSECTS. Price 6d cold.

      [8] leaves, printed on one side only, each bearing hand-coloured engravings with descriptive verse. Original wrappers with a hand-coloured pictorial title pastedown. 16 x 9.5 cm.Spine repaired; little tired & creased, but a very good copy nevertheless of a rare and delightful natural history book from the publishing house of William Belch. The recto of the rear wrapper bears a booklist.

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        LANDSHUT., "Landshut von der Morgenseite". Gesamtansicht mit der Trausnitz links, rechts vorne Marterl, Hirtenjunge und Ziegen.

      Kupferstich von H. Adam bei Krüll, 1822, 19 x 33,5 cm. Lentner 8678. - Die schöne Ansicht in einem breitrandigen und tadellos erhaltenen Exemplar. BAYERN, Niederbayern

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         Exposé des nouvelles découvertes sur l'électricité et le magnétisme de MM. Oersted, Arago, Ampère, H. Davy, Biot, Erman, Schweiger, de la Rive, etc.

      Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1822, in 8°, de 2ff. 91pp. 1f. de table, ill. de très nbr. figures in t., demi-percal. rouge moderne, rousseurs. Edition originale de cette importante et rare publication sur les découvertes en électricité et magnétisme. à partir de l'expérience de Hans Christian Oersted, Ampère étudie la relation entre magnétisme et électricité. Il découvre que la direction dans laquelle se déplace l'aiguille d'une boussole dépend de la direction du courant électrique qui circule à proximité et en déduit la règle dite du "bonhomme d'Ampère". Il est considéré comme le fondateur de l'électromagnétisme. Il prouve que deux courants fermés agissent l'un sur l'autre, créant ainsi toute l'électrodynamique. ¶ "very valuable Treatise.... (Ampère) discovered the ponderomotive action of one electric current on another, and, by a series of well-chosen experiments, he established the elementary laws of electro-dynamic action... By his beautiful theory of molecular currents, he gave a theoretical explanation of that connection between electricity and magnetism which had been the dream of previous investigators " Mottelay, Biblio. Electricity and Magnetism p. 474 - Pas dans le cat. Wheeler Gift.

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        AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON MINERALOGY AND GEOLOGY

      BOSTON, CUMMINGS AND HILLIARD, 1822. THE SECOND EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES, REBOUND IN FULL VELLUM, NEW ENDPAPERS. FOLDING MAP AT FRONT OF VOLUME 1. FIVE PLATES AT THE REAR OF VOLUME TWO. 817 PAGES IN ALL. SOME FOXING BUT OVERALL VERY CLEAN, TIGHTLY BOUND. A NICE SET. SCARCE.

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        Parte del Foro Romano, e del Monte Capitolino preso dalla parte ov'erano situati li rostri.

      Rome. 1822. Copperplate engraving, 14 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches on sheet size 19 3/4 x 29. Light foxing, mainly in outer margins, light soiling to lower right margin and lower left edge (not affecting plate area), soft creases to paper. A rich impression. View of part of the Roman Forum and Monte Capitolino in Rome. This impressive engraving by Luigi Rossini (1790-1857) is from the Le Antichita Romane series, depicting the antiquities of Rome and environs. Carrying on the tradition of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and himself an architect, Rossini's prints celebrated the Classical Tradition and appealed to the well-to-do tourists on the Grand Tour and to architects and designers. The engravings powerfully evoke the glories of Ancient Rome, while also providing the modern viewer with glimpses of this magnificent city in the early 19th century.

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        MOTHER BUNCH'S ENTERTAINING FAIRY TALES containing The Yellow Dwarf, Three Wishes, Two Serpents, Artful Eunuch, Fairy Ring and Wings, and Peronella.

      34 pages. Folding hand-coloured etched frontispiece with three illustrations after George Cruikshank. Original printed wrappers with an engraving to the upper cover. A near fine copy. Cohn 577. Very scarce.

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        THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOOD. Little Red Riding Hood. Embellished with a neatly-coloured Frontispiece. Price Six-pence.

      34 pages. Folding engraved frontispiece by George Cruikshank of three scenes, coloured by hand as issued. Recent quarter sheep over marbled boards with vellum tips. Some restoration to the fore-edge of the frontispiece and some strengthening of the joints, else a very good copy of a scarce Cruikshank item.

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        LES MILLE ET UNE NUITS . CONTES ARABES TRADUITS EN FRANCIAS PAR GALLAND revue , accompagnée de notes , augmentée de plusiers contes traduits pour la première fois , ornée de 21 gravures , et publiée par EDOUARD GAUTTIER -.( 7 VOLUMES )

      J.A.S. COLLIN DE PLANCY, Paris 1822 - 7 volumes .XXXII , 404 pp , 427 pp . 468pp , 467 pp, 436 pp. 425 pp et 407 pp .-Avec 21 gravures par Chasselat . Exemplaire avec les gravures en 3 états ( sur Chine , avant la lettre et avec la lettre ) .-Reliure de l ' époque ,maroquin havane , dos orné , tête dorée .- Bel exemplaire . EXEMPLAIRE NON ROGNÉ .( qq. rousseurs ) .- Size: In 8vo Exemplaire avec les gravures en 3 états. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyage minéralogique et géologique, en Hongrie, pendant l'année 1818.

      Paris, Verdière, 1822. ____ Première édition. Compte-rendu de ce voyage scientifique de neuf mois dans l'Empire Austro-Hongrois. "During is peregrinations in Hungary, Beudant visited the famous precious opal mines in Dubnik area of what is now Czechoslovakia. ... [In vol. 3] better and more detailed information appears here on the principal opal mine and the kinds of precious opal that was being found at that time of this visit." Sinkankas 612. L'atlas est illustré d'une petite coupe de terrain, 1 tableau, 7 planches et 7 grandes cartes dépliantes. Exemplaire tel que paru, à toutes marges. Quelques petites piqûres de vers sur les derniers feuillets du 3e volume sans atteinte au texte. Des petits manques de papier aux dos des volumes. DSB 2, 106. *****. 4 volumes in-4. [270 x 215 mm] Collation : (4), VIII, 42, (2), 560 / (4), 614 pp. / (4), 659 / (4), 4, 16 pp., 1 coupe, 1 tabl., 7 pl., 7 cartes. Broché, couverture brune, étiquettes imprimées.

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        Veduta del Ponte Molle sul Tevere due miglia lontano da Roma. Questo Ponte e stato ristaurato, e costruito l'Arco Trionfale A..dal Sommo Pontefice PIO VII. Regnante.

      Rome. 1822. Copperplate engraving, 18 x 24 1/2 inches on sheet size 19 x 25 1/4. A couple of soft creases to the paper, short edge tears, pinhole in upper left and right corners and lower left corner. Narrow margins. Image in very good condition; a rich impression. View of Ponte Molle over the Tevere (Tiber), two miles from Rome. This impressive engraving by Luigi Rossini (1790-1857) is from the Le Antichita Romane series, depicting the antiquities of Rome and environs. Carrying on the tradition of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and himself an architect, Rossini's prints celebrated the Classical Tradition and appealed to the well-to-do tourists on the Grand Tour and to architects and designers. The engravings powerfully evoke the glories of Ancient Rome, while also providing the modern viewer with glimpses of this magnificent city in the early 19th century.

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        Promenade Autour du Monde par J. Arago. Atlas volume.

      Paris: Leblanc, 1822. Folio, with an engraved world map and 25 lithograph views; uncut; riginal boards, as issued, with the publisher's printed label. The splendid atlas volume to Jacques Arago's published account of his voyage to Australia and the Pacific with the Freycinet expedition of 1817-1820.Published in 1822, Arago's illustrated narrative preceded the official account by two years; and went on to become one of the best-selling voyage books of the nineteenth-century. Davidson comments that 'The text volumes are scarce and the atlas rare'.Arago (1790-1855) was the official artist on Freycinet's voyage, and is known for the witty and caustic account he later wrote as much as for his fine sketches. Arago was the third of four brothers who excelled in diverse professions, the most notable being his eldest brother François, the scientist and politician. Arago's undoubted artistic ability attracted the attention of the naval authorities who chose him for the demanding role of draughtsman for the Freycinet expedition. By all accounts a charming, gregarious and eccentric man, these attributes stood him in good stead during the voyage, and are reflected in the sketches he made.The atlas volume is remarkable for its suite of 25 expertly lithographed plates. They include two Australian Aboriginal studies, a landscape in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney Town, Hawaiian scenes and portraits, native rituals of the Pacific and archaic ruins encountered in the Marianas. Touch of foxing, otherwise a most attractive copy.

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        D.D. Fauna Novae Hollandiae...

      Uppsala: Royal Academy Press, 1822. Small quarto, [ii], 8 pp.; uncut and unbound, as issued. A scarce and significant academic paper, this was the first serious attempt at compiling a formal fauna of Australia, in the form of a dissertation presented by Huss before Carl Thunberg, Linnaeus's great disciple and successor. Thunberg, using the traditional method of publishing his own work through the medium of his students' dissertations, "mapped" much of the flora and fauna of South Africa, China, Japan, and, in this instance, Australia. His prolific output included especially important work on both the botany and zoology of South Africa and the far east, but this is his only work that deals specifically with Australia. This is an especially fine copy of this rare and important piece. Very fine.

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        Les mille et une nuits, contes arabes

      New edition of the French translation review of the original texts and expanded and several new tales of translated languages ??orientales.bindings full sheepskin fawn, back smooth ornate gilded decorative motifs, parts of title and volume number of red morocco, rubbed caps with some gaps, gilded wheels on the caps, nets and gold lace frames flat, corners bumped, nets gilded on the cuts, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, binders of époque.Ouvrage illustrated with 6 stunning vignettes full page engraved on steel by original historical Finden.Notice W. Galland on Charles by Charles Nodier.Agréable copy. Chez Galliot à Paris 1822-1825 13x21,5cm 6 volumes reliés

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        Plan du Comté de Cumberland à la Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, (Nouvelle-Hollande) comprenant la division de ce Comté en Districts. Rédigé par Louis de Freycinet.

      Paris: 1822. Engraved map, 495 x 340 mm., mounted. Attractive cartographic rarity arising from the visit of Louis and Rose de Freycinet to Sydney in 1819. This map of the Cumberland plain is an example of a little-known first state (without plate number); it was prepared for inclusion in the official voyage account of the expedition. It reflects Freycinet's innate skill as a map-maker and is filled with detail reflecting the extent to which the French commander and his officers travelled within the region (for example, three members of the expedition - Quoy, Pellion and Gaudichaud - were accompanied as far as Bathurst by William Lawson).Freycinet and his wife enjoyed warm hospitality during their time in Sydney now that Britain and France. Free from suspicion, they were permitted to inspect the settlement unhindered, in contrast to his previous visit as an officer aboard the Baudin expedition during the Napoleonic Wars. Fine condition.

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        Aus den Memoiren des Venetianers Jacob Casanova de Seingalt, oder sein Leben wie er es zu Dur in Böhmen niederschrieb. Nach dem Original Manuscript bearbeitet von Wilhelm von Schütz.

      12 vol. in 16, leg. coeva in mezza pelle con nervi e punte, doppio tass. al dorso con tit. e fregi in oro, sguardie in carta pettinata. Ex-libris. - Rara edizione originale. J. Rives Childs: «Scritta in francese negli ultimi anni della sua vita, Casanova si propose, comunicandolo al conte Marcolini, primo ministro della Sassonia, il 27 aprile 1797, di fare un saggio di pubblicazione con il primo volume. Ma quest'idea non ebbe un seguito. Qualche tempo prima della sua morte, Marcolini sembrò riconsiderare la questione e offrì del denaro a Carlo Angiolini che aveva ereditato il manoscritto. Una volta di più non si arrivò ad un accordo ma finalmente il figlio di Carlo vendette all'editore tedesco Brockhaus il manoscritto delle Memorie per una somma irrisoria. L'editore fece vedere il manoscritto a diversi critici tedeschi, tra cui Ludwig Tieck, i quali consigliarono la pubblicazione. Wilhelm von Schütz fu incaricato di fare la traduzione in tedesco e i dodici volumi furono stampati tra il 1822 e il 1828. Questa traduzione, parziale, nonostante non riporti numerosi episodi, è fedele al testo». Allegato ai volumi vi è un documento manoscritto. Si tratta di una lettera con timbro postale "Hannover 6 gennaio" in cui si dice: « Trovandoci indotti con la presente a proibire interamente, sul locale territorio, la vendita e il prestito delle Memorie di Casanova, a causa del loro contenuto contrario al buon costume, incarichiamo le "province" reali di istituire degli enti, attraverso la loro polizia, cui dare l'ordine di far osservare rigorosamente tale divieto a librai, antiquari e bibliotecari. Hannover, 5 gennaio 1826. Ministero Reale di Granbretagna-Hannover per il Gabinetto del Governatore Generale e [...] Bremer ». Può darsi che i volumi, stampati a Lipsia in Sassonia, vennissero intercettati al loro ingresso nel Regno di Hannover allora unito politicamente al Regno Britannico e fatti oggetto di sequestro o comunque di attenzioni particolari. O più semplicemente può darsi che l'antico collezionista abbia trovato i due oggetti separatamente ma li abbia riuniti a scopo documentario. Buone condizioni

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        Silver Medal: 'Voyage autour du Monde de la Corvette la Coquille'.

      Paris: Andrieu & Puymaurin, 1822. Silver medal, 50 mm, toned. A very good example of the rare silver medal commemorating the voyage of Louis-Isidore Duperrey to the Pacific. Duperrey was perhaps Freycinet's greatest protégé, having served as Lieutenant aboard the Uranie during the voyage around the world. Duperrey began petitioning for his own command of a similar expedition immediately on his return to France.Duperrey's own voyage was one of the greatest of the French grands voyages to the Pacific. The expedition set out from Toulon on 11 August 1822, with the intention of collecting scientific data and specimens, but also instructed to report on the possibility of establishing a penal colony in Western Australia. Duperrey had as his second-in-command Dumont d'Urville, who was to become the most experienced French commander in the Pacific. While science led the expedition, there was also an unspoken goal of discovering where France might carve out an empire in the South Pacific. His voyage was of some 73,000 miles, with major destinations including Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea.By far the greatest contributions of the expedition were scientific, cartographic and ethnographic, and the Duperrey voyage account is a famously sumptuous production, with exquisite coloured plates.Of some rarity: a bronze version is recorded in the Rex Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia. A little scuffed above the bust, but very fine.

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        Die mittelbare Auskultation (das Hören mittelst des Stethoscops) oder, Abhandlung über die Diagnostik der Krankheiten der Lunge und des Herzens, auf das neue Erforschungsmittel gegründet. Nach dem Französischen im Auszuge bearbeitet. Mit 4 Tafeln Abbildungen.

      im Verlage des Gr. H. S. pr. Landes= Industrie= Comptoirs,, 1822. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Weimar, im Verlage des Gr. H. S. pr. Landes= Industrie= Comptoirs, 1822. Oktav. VI, 618 Seiten. Hardcover. Traumhafte Halbmaroquinausgabe des 20.Jahrhunderts mit verziertem Rueckenschildchen und neuen Vorsatzblättern die an das Papier des 19.Jahrhunderts angepasst wurden. Von grosser Seltenheit ! Die Erfindung des Stethoskop's hier das erste Mal in deutscher Ausgabe mit allen Falttafeln. Kein einziges Exemplar international im Angebot. Aussergewöhnlich gut erhaltene Ausgabe. Auch die reizvollen Falttafeln erstklassig erhalten. Der sehr saubere Buchblock nur mit einigen Stockfleckchen zu Beginn des Bandes. Das rot getönte Maroquin wunderbar im Einklang mit dem original geröteten Schnitt. Eine der elegantesten modern angepassten Bindungen die wir je gesehen haben. Eignet sich wunderbar als Geschenk für einen Kardiologen. William Stokes begründete seine berühmte Abhandlung "An Introducition to the Use of the Stethoscope; With Its Application to the Diagnosis in Diseases of the Thoracic Vicera; Including the Pathology of These Various Affections" auf die Arbeit von Laennec. Gerne weitere Bilder auf Anfrage. Evan Bedford on the printing history of Laennec's Traite: "The first (1819) and second (1826) editions of "De l'Auscultation Mediate ou Traite du Diagnostic des Maladies des Poumons et du Coeur" were published during Laennec's lifetime, the third edition (1831) was published by his Cousin, Meriadec Laennec with his notes and the fourth edition (1837) by Andral (1797-1876) with his notes. Forbes's translation of Laennec's "Traite" was first published in 1821, the second edition, 1827, third edition 1829 and fourth edition, 1834. An American Edition of Forbes's translation was published in Philadelphia, 1823, and a second American Edition (of the third English edition) in New York, 1830 and a third in 1835 (fourth English edition). The first German Edition was published in Weimar, 1822." nn

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        Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Regii Botanici Berolinensis...

      Berolini (Berlin): G. Reimer, 1821-, 1821-1822. Two volumes, octavo, untrimmed and largely unopened, modern marbled wrappers. Greatly revised and expanded second edition of the plants of the Berlin Botanic Garden. The work was first issued in 1809 by Willdenow, but his death in 1812, and the tremendous influx of exotic plants after 1815 meant that a revised edition was a priority.The work was prepared by Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (1767-1851), a botanist who had been taught by the great Göttingen scientist Blumenbach, and who worked across Europe before his appointment to Berlin in 1815. Link took it upon himself to greatly expand the Berlin gardens, adding thousands of new specimens and publishing widely. A study of the book shows that Link was well-positioned to take over from Willdenow, and it is possible to map a steady and impressive influx of exotics into Berlin: the two varieties of banksias present in 1809, for example, had by the time of Link's catalogue become an impressive eleven. Some foxing, very good condition.

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        Europe and America, in 1821; with an Examination of the Plan laid before the Cortes of Spain, for the Recognition of the Independence of South America. Translated from the French of The Abbé de Pradt, by J.D. Williams.

      Printed for G. Cowie & Co.,, 1822. First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for G. Cowie & Co., 1822. Octavo. X, 432, VI, 112, (4) pages. Hardcover / Modern, exceptional masterbindings, rebound in quarter calf leather with cloth boards, spine caps, gold tooling on spine with 2 gilt lettered leather labels on each spine. Extremely rare in original edition. Excellent condition. Provenance: With very subtle blindstamp of The Reynolds Library, Rochester, NY. [Palau después de 235 035 / Sabin 64 893 / Alberich 1410]nnThis important publication includes the following chapters:nnVolume I: Political State of Europe in general Statistics of European Powers / The Holy Alliance and the Quintuple Alliance / Pacific Disposition of Europe in 1821 / Constitutional pirit in 1821 / Of Civilisation and its Power / Seat of the European Powers - Their Mode of Proceeding / Non-Conforming Europe / Provisional Europe / Perplexity of the Europeans / Method of Extrication / Relation o the Present Questions that all the present questions relate to the Social Contract / Sovereignty of the People - Signification of this World / Italy - Congresses of Troppau and Laybach - Naples / Declarations and Documents emanating from the Congresses / Examination of the Documents / Real Causes of the Neapolitan War / Actual State of Naples / Augsburg - Document of Laybach, published in the Gazette Universelle / Spain and PortugalnnVolume II:nnAdoption of the Spanish Constitution; some restrictions and limitations / Germany, Prussia / England / Kingdom of Holland / Death of Napoleon / America / Greece / Federative system of France / Court of Rome / M. Guzot's Work / Demand of Indemnities for the Emigrants in 1821 / Laws of Exception in 1821 / Opposition of European Aristocracy to the Improvement of Society, Extracts from Robertson / France / Session of 1822 - Fall of Ministry / The Three Crises / Aspect of the Year 1822 //nnAbbé Dominique G. F. de Rion de Prolhiac Dufour or de Fourt de Pradt (23 April 1759 in Allanches (Auvergne, France ? 18 March 1837 in Paris) was a French clergyman and ambassador.nIn 1804 he became a secretary of Napoleon, in 1805 Bishop of Poitiers. On 12 May 1808 he was appointed as archbishop of Mechelen (resigned in 1815). In 1812 he was awarded the position of the French ambassador in Warsaw, preparing the Concordat of 1813. After the Napoleonic wars he published a series of books which portrayed Russia as a "despotic" and "Asiatic" power hungry to conquer Europe. (Wikipedia)n

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        Promenade Autour du Monde pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820, sur les corvettes du Roi l'Uranie et la Physicienne, commandés par M. Freycinet.

      Paris: Leblanc, no date, but after 1822. Two volumes, octavo, and small folio atlas; the atlas with separate title, map and 25 lithographic plates; text in mid-nineteenth century quarter green roan trade binding with gilt ornament, atlas in more recent quarter green roan to match. First edition: variant issue. A very good set of this significant narrative of the Freycinet expedition, one of the most important of all voyages to the Pacific. This wonderful, informal account of the voyage is written in the form of letters to a friend by the voyage's official artist Jacques Arago, and has a fine series of lithographs by him. The images, which would reappear in different forms in the many subsequent versions of Arago's narrative, are well known for their vivid even eccentric character, lively and arresting images of the people Arago encountered, with a distinct preference for the unusual or the grotesque. This set is a variant issue of the first edition, with undated cancel title pages for the two text volumes; its reissue may well indicate a failure of the first edition to sell out, quite at odds with the apparently endless popularity of Arago's subsequent versions of his voyage memoir. The text and plates of the atlas are identical to the first edition with the title-page dated 1822.Although a lavish publication in its own right, Arago's "unofficial" account appeared years before the much grander official account of Freycinet himself even began publication, and was so popular that it would have been the source of much of what was known about the voyage. Arago, by all accounts a mercurial and innovative fellow, broke away from the well-established 'canon' of voyage literature in preparing this narrative. As he boasts, much of the cumbersome detail such as wind, tides and navigational information has been omitted, resulting in a lighter, and more readable book. 'These entertaining letters, written in a lively and witty literary style, provide vivid descriptions of the topography and the inhabitants of the Pacific islands' (Hill).The Uranie, with a crew of 125 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 text is peppered with Arago's personal and insightful comments on the places they visited, with long sections devoted to Western Australia and especially to New South Wales, where Arago gives an interesting account of colonial society at the close of the Macquarie era. There are good descriptions of Sydney, and the explorers' visits to Camden and the Blue Mountains. The French were entertained handsomely by the governor and other members of the local aristocracy, with expeditions to the country estates of the Macarthurs, the Oxleys and the Kings the order of the day.Forbes notes two variants of this issue (see 538), without establishing any precedence. Some foxing (mostly moderate and almost entirely confined to tissue-guards in atlas), previous owner's name to title page of the atlas in an old cursive hand, some quaint children's drawings in graphite to reverse of a few of the plates.

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        Ontdekkingsreis in de Zuid-zee en naar de Berings-Straat, in de jaren 1815, 1816, 1817, en 1818...

      Amsterdam: Johannes van der Hey, 1822. Three volumes, each with engraved title-page (the last hand-coloured), four hand-coloured plates and three folding plates, five folding maps, an excellent set in early twentieth-century vellum, decorated gilt and blind. Fine set in vellum of the uncommon Dutch edition of the Kotzebue voyage to the Pacific, the second Russian scientific expedition. Kotzebue's voyage is one of the great Pacific exploration accounts. This famous voyage narrative is particularly important for its descriptions of Alaska, California (including the first scientific account of the state flower, the Golden Poppy), Hawaii and Micronesia; Lada-Mocarski describes the account of Alaska as 'rich in early original source material.''A Dutch edition of the first Kotzebue voyage, translated by P.G. Witsen Geysbeek, with prefaces by the translator in volume I and II and footnotes throughout. The three hand-coloured portraits in volume II are "Tameamea, Konig der Sandwich-Eilanden" (p. 28), a version of the "red vest" portrait by Choris; "Rarick" (p. 130); and "Kadu" (p. 230). A folding plate in volume II... depicts the heiau and Kamehameha's residence at Kailua, Kona. The hand-coloured vignette on the volume III title is of the butterfly named for Kamehameha' (Forbes). A fourth hand-coloured plate in the first volume depicts "Inwoners van Kotzebue-Sond."The expedition rounded Cape Horn and visited Chile, Easter Island, the Marshall Islands, Hawaii and the North American coast, making an unsuccessful search for a Northwest passage. The Rurik sailed along the California coast, stopping at San Francisco; Kotzebue describes the missions, and the work is considered one of the most important early accounts of the state. Kotzebue made a stop in Hawaii in November-December 1816, revisiting again in September-October 1817, anchoring off Hawaii and Oahu. The Hawaiian portion is extensive with important observations on life and customs during the reign of Kamehameha I, whose famous "red vest" portrait by Choris is one of the illustrations. Some of the spare spine labels noted by Forbes removed; some toning but an excellent set in early twentieth-century vellum, decorated in gilt and blind, spines darkened.

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        [Color Plate] The history of Johnny Quæ Genus : the little foundling of the late Doctor Syntax : a poem

      London Published By R. Ackermann, At The Repository Of Arts, 101, Strand, London; And To Be Had Of All The Booksellers In The United Ki 1822 [iv],267 [pagination irregular but text complete],[1]pp, with 24 hand-colored aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson. Contemporary straight-grain morocco gilt, boards framed in gilt and in blind with leaf-and-flower rolls, rebacked with part of original spine and red morocco lettering piece laid down, marbled end papers. A Very Good or better copy, generally clean and bright with first and final leaves (including title page) foxed, usual offsetting from plates, very occasional finger-soiling. Abbey, Life, 268. Tooley 413. Grolier Rowlandson 48. Martin Hardie, 174-75. Very Good"The last of the genuine or 'authorized' Syntax books" (Abbey), first issued in eight monthly parts. As early as 1809, the publisher Ackermann had hired Combe to write the letterpress to accompany many of Rowlandson's most successful illustrations, including those for the final volume of the "Microcosm of London" and perhaps especially for the illustrations that resulted in the series of comic poetry for which Combe is still most famous, and which earned him his best-known nickname, Doctor Syntax: The Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of the Picturesque and its two sequels (1812, 1820, 1821), The English Dance of Death (1815, 1816), The Dance of Life (1817), and finally The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax (1822). "Combining light-hearted satire of William Gilpin's theory of the picturesque in art with a central character modelled on Cervantes' Don Quixote and Henry Fielding's Parson Adams, Combe created a lovable eccentric whose misadventures on the road structure the Tour. For over a century the many editions and numerous imitations of the Tour attested to the popularity of Combe's humorous hero." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. But most importantly,

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        The Book of Martyrs. Containing an Authentic Account of the Lives, Persecutions and Sufferings of the Holy Martyrs. And forming a Complete History of Martyrdom from the Commencement of Christianity to the Present Time. Revised, Corrected, and Improved by the Rev. John Malham. Embellished with a series of superior Engravings from Original Designs.

      London: Thomas Kelly, 1822. Folio; pp. (viii), ix-cviii, 692, (iv). Contemporary full calf with rubbed gilt rule to marked boards, corners nicely restored; respined to style with gilt raised bands, black title label, blind tooling to compartment. Marbled end papers; with 2 crimson and gilt leather owners labels to paste down , one of J. and M. Trask 1827, and the other R. and A. Allan 1987. Complete with Engraved Frontispiece, engraved title, portrait, 1 full-page plate and 60 illustrations on 30 leaves. Edges to first few leaves frayed, occasional closed tears, a few light stains/watermarks. Generally a very good and sound copy.

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        Théorie Analytique de la Chaleur.

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1822. First edition of the first mathematical study of heat diffusion, the first major mathematization of a branch of physics outside mechanics. "This work marks an epoch in the history of both pure and applied mathematics. It is the source of all modern methods in mathematical physics ... The gem of Fourier's great book is 'Fourier series'" (Cajori, A History of Mathematics, p. 270). "In this groundbreaking study, arguing that previous theories of mechanics advanced by such outstanding scientists as Archimedes, Galileo, Newton and their successors did not explain the laws of heat, Fourier set out to study the mathematical laws governing heat diffusion and proposed that an infinite mathematical series may be used to analyse the conduction of heat in solids: this is now known as the 'Fourier Series'. His work paved the way for modern mathematical physics" (Introduction to the 2009 reprint by Cambridge University Press). ?Dibner 154; Evans 37; Sparrow 68; Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 26; Norman 824; En Français dans le Texte 232. "There is no doubt that today this book stands as one of the most daring, innovative, and influential works of the nineteenth century on mathematical physics. The methods that Fourier used to deal with heat problems were those of a true pioneer because he had to work with concepts that were not yet properly formulated. He worked with discontinuous functions when others dealt with continuous ones, used integral as an area when integral as an anti-derivative was popular, and talked about the convergence of a series of functions before there was a definition of convergence ... such methods were to prove fruitful in other disciplines such as electromagnetism, acoustics and hydrodynamics. It was the success of Fourier's work in applications that made necessary a redefinition of the concept of function, the introduction of a definition of convergence, a reexamination of the concept of integral, and the ideas of uniform continuity and uniform convergence. It also provided motivation for the discovery of the theory of sets, was in the background of ideas leading to measure theory, and contained the germ of the theory of distributions" (González-Velasco, p. 428). "There had been a long 18th-century debate about trigonometric series in connection with solutions to the wave equation and the shape of a vibrating string. On the one hand it seemed reasonable that a string could have any continuous initial shape -- that was Euler's view -- on the other hand the equation could only be solved by functions to which the calculus applied ... Fourier proposed to reopen the debate by boldly asserting that any solution to the heat equation, which he was the first to derive, could be written as an infinite sum of sines and cosines for the simple reason that any function could be written that way. This is a dramatic claim, and it was still more so in his day, because the consensus was that however broadly a function might be defined all the functions that arise in practice are finite sums of familiar ones: polynomials, sines, cosines, exponentials and logarithms, nth roots, and the like. They could also be infinite power series, and indeed infinite trigonometric series, but nonetheless they had the usual sorts of properties, such as smoothly varying graphs. No-one said so in so many words, but it is clear that the expectation was there, and Fourier in particular simply assumed that every function is continuous, as is clear from his account of the coefficients of a Fourier series ... One of the dramas introduced by Fourier's series was that they readily flout all these expectations ... at various stages in the 19th century they provided fresh, and disturbing, examples of just what functions could do. Contrary to what Fourier himself believed, if Cauchy's work began the exploration of what rigorous mathematics can do, Fourier series can indicate just what theory is up against ... "The Théorie Analytique de la Chaleur, in which Fourier presented his ideas, was written in several stages. He submitted a version to the Paris Academy of Sciences in 1807, but although Laplace, Lacroix and Monge were in favour of publishing it, Lagrange blocked publication, apparently because its treatment of trigonometric series differed markedly from the way he, Lagrange, had stipulated in the 1750s. Another chance came in 1810, when the Academy of Sciences announced a prize competition on heat diffusion. Fourier submitted a revised memoir, which won, but was criticised for a lack of rigour and generality. Fourier thought the criticism unfair, but revised it again, and the resulting book came out in 1822 (after Lagrange's death and when Fourier's standing was rising in the Academy). "Joseph Fourier was born in Auxerre, France in 1768. He was orphaned at the age of 9 and placed in the town's military school where he learned mathematics and a sense of civic responsibility. He was nearly guillotined at the height of the Terror in 1794, but the sentence was withdrawn and Fourier was able to go to the Ecole Normale. In 1795 he was appointed an assistant lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique, working under Lagrange and Monge, and in 1798 Monge, a prominent supporter of Napoleon, selected Fourier to go on the French expedition to Egypt. After the British defeated them there, Fourier returned to France in 1801, hoping to resume his work at the Ecole Polytechnique, but Napoleon had been impressed by his organisational talents and sent him instead to be the prefect of Governor of the Department of Isere.' He was so successful here that Napoleon made him a Baron in 1808, and in1809 he finished his contribution to the Description d'Egypt, a massive account and glorification of ancient Egypt based on the surveys that French engineers had made of Egyptian pyramids and other remains. "The eventual defeat of Napoleon was the lowest point of Fourier's life, but in 1816 he obtained a position as Director of the Bureau of Statistics for the Department of the Seine, a position which left him good time for research. His political enemies now in power delayed his appointment to the reformed Academy of Sciences for a year but he eventually rose to become the permanent secretary of the Academy in 1822 and to be elected to the Académie Française in 1827. He died in 1830 as the result of complications from an illness caught in Egypt" (Gray, pp. 13-15). González-Velasco, 'Connections in mathematical analysis: the case of Fourier series,' American Mathematical Monthly 99 (1992), 427-41. Gray, The real and the complex: A history of analysis in the 19th century, 2015. 4to (258 x 202 mm), pp. [4], [i], ii-xxii, 639, [1: blank] and two engraved plates, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, paper flaw to lower right corner of first gathering, far outside the the printing area. A very fine and clean copy with no restoration.

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        Theorie analytique de la chaleur....

      Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1822. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (254x200 mm). [4], xxii, 639 [1] pp., including half title and two engraved plates at end. Contemporary half leather over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt (spine very little rubbed, head of spine chipped), endpapers and cut edges marbled. Internally clean and unmarked with only very minor age-toning to few leaves and very little spotting in places, small brown spot to half title and title page. A clean, crisp and well-margined copy of a milestone work in mathematics. ----Dibner 154; Sparrow 68; Norman 824; DSB V, pp. 93-99; Bibliotheca Mechanica, p.118; En Français dans le Texte 232; Honeyman 1358; Evans 37. - FIRST EDITION of the first mathematical study of heat diffusion, originally presented as a paper to the Academie des Sciences in 1807. Fourier showed that heat diffusion was subject to simple observable physical constants that could be expressed mathematically. While Galileo and Newton had revolutionized the study of nature by discerning mathematical laws in the movement of solids and fluids, this approach had not been satisfactorily applied to the study of heat before Fourier. His work had major repercussions for the development of both physics and pure mathematics: first, he extended the range of rational mechanics beyond the fields defined in Newton's Principia, establishing an essential branch of modern physics. Secondly, his invention of unprecedentedly powerful mathematical tools for the solution of equations "raised problems in mathematical analysis that motivated much of the leading work in that field for the rest of the century and beyond" (DSB). "Fourier's most celebrated work in which he succeeded in putting the science of heat on an analytical or mathematical basis" (Honeyman). "Fourier's application of new methods of mathematical analysis to the study of heat extended rational mechanics to fields outside of those defined in Newton's Principia, enabling the systematization of a wide range of phenomena. To further his study of heat, Fourier introduced the Fourier series and Fourier integrals." (Norman). "Fourier's methods find their widest application to problems of vibration such as in heat, sound and in fluid motion" (Dibner). Near Fine....

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        Vorschriften für den Unterricht in den Waffenübungen der Königlich-Baierischen Infanterie

      - Plate vol.: one folding engraved title-leaf, 47 folding engraved plates, & a second series of 47 engraved pages, printed on each side, of military music. Text vol.: One folding engraved plate. xxxi, 680 pp. Two vols. Thick 8vo, cont. green half-sheep maroquiné & marbled boards, flat spines gilt, red leather lettering pieces on spines. Munich: Lindauer, 1822. First edition and very rare. The official book of instruction and regulations providing details of military field exercises and maneuvers for the Bavarian infantry. These exercises were designed so that the infantry would respond predictably and effectively. The fine series of plates depict uniforms of all ranks, formations designed to deal with all eventualities and terrains, positions of the soldier with and without arms, marching and alignment, opening and closing rank, etc. Also provided are 47 engraved pages of marching music. Fine set from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. Ownership mark of Duke Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria (1808-88), dated 1825. WorldCat locates no copy in the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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