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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA di... Col commento del P. Baldassare Lombardi. Ora nuovamente arricchito di molte illustrazioni edite ed inedite.

      Minerva, 1822. 5 voll. in - 4 picc., pp. XXXIV, (1), 747; (1), 799; (1), 845; (4), 430; XII, (1), 574, bella leg. mod. cart. rust. con tass. e tit. mss al d. Con 4 tavv. inc. in rame una per ogni Cantica e il ritr. dell'A. I primi 3 voll. contengono il testo preceduto dalla illustrazione della rispettiva cantica. Il IV contiene il Rimario e un breve indice delle cose notevoli. Il V e ultimo vol. riporta la biografia del poeta compendiata da quella celebre del Boccaccio (1437) e una seconda composta da Leonardo Aretino. Imp. infine il catalogo delle edizioni in ordine cronologico. Gamba 405: "Puossi dire con note di varii questa pregevolissima edizione...". Brunet II, 508. Olschki 94. Graesse II, 331: "Cette dernier edition est reputèe la meilleure de ce siècle". La leg. è rifatta con cartone antico. Bell'esempl. a larghi margini.

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        Imitation de Jésus - Christ.

      Saintin, 1822. Trad. par M. Bauzée, de l'Académie française, édition imprimée pour la Cour, ornée de belles figures. 1 vol. in - 8 reliure de l'époque plein veau glacé vert, sous étui cartonné, dos à 4 nerfs orné et estampés à froid de motifs romantiques, belle plaque à motif romantique estampée à froid au plat, encadrée d'une roulette dorée à motif floral, coupes guillochées, reliure signée de Benjamin Corbaz, à la Cité, à Lausanne, Saintin, Paris, 1822, xii - 386 pp. Très belle reliure romantique réalisée par le relieur et éditeur suisse de Lausanne Benjamin Corbaz (1786 - 1847). Relieur et codirecteur du Bazar vaudois, membre de la "Société vaudoise d'Utilité Publique" dès sa fondation en 1826, Corbaz tient d'abord un commerce de liqueurs. En 1824, il s'installe comme libraire - éditeur et lance en 1831 la Bibliothèque populaire à l'usage de la jeunesse vaudoise (43 petits manuels paraitront dans cette collection). Benjamin Corbaz vendra sa librairie en 1843 mais continuera à éditer. Bon état (un frott. en coupe en queue, petite faiblesse à l'étuin ex - libris Jean Duval). L'ouvrage provient de la bibliothèque de Mary Guestier, avec l'inscription manuscrite en garde : "Mary Guestier, the gift of her kind grandmother Johnston 1835". Français

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyclopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexicon). Fünfte Original-Auflage (Dritter Abdruck). 10 Bände. Dazu: Supplemente. für die Besitzer der ersten, zweiten, dritten und vieren Auflage. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden. Zusammen 14 in 12 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1819-, 1822 (bzw. Stuttgart, Macklot, 1817-1819). - circa 19 x 12 cm. Zusammen fast 12000 Seiten Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei goldgeprägten Rückenschildern Sammlung Seemann 68 und 405 (Macklot). Einheitlich gebundene Mischauflage, die Bände 4-10 hier im Raubdruck bei Macklot, nur Bände 1-3 sowie die seltenen Supplemente (die eigentlich zu den vorhergehenden Auflagen gehören, hier aber als Bände 11 und 12 numeriert sind) bei Brockhaus. Alphabetisch vollständiges Lexikon mit den Ergänzungen. Frühe Auflage. "- Papierbedingt gebräunt, etwas fleckig, Einbände beschabt und etwas bestossen, trotz Silberfischabreibungen insgesamt recht dekorativ! - Kein Versand in die Schweiz!. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE FRANCE DEPUIS LES GAULOIS JUSQU'A LA MORT DE LOUIS XVI - 12 TOMES - 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 - 5eme EDITION - VENDU EN ETAT

      1822. LEDENTU. 1822. In - 8.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais. 12 TOMES: XXXIJ + 363 + XVJ + 351 + XIV + 396 + XIV + environs 370 + XIV + 428 + XVJ + 396 + XX + 475 + XIV + 452 + XIV + 428 + XVI + 387 + XVIIJ + 400 + 456 pages - dos fendus - ouvrage desolidarisé - dernieres pages brullées sur la page IV. VENDU EN ETAT.

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        Traité de l'association domestique - agricole

      Paris, Londres, Bossange, P. Mongie Aimé, Martin Bossange (impr. veuve Daclin à Besançon), 1822. 2 vol.1 f, ixxx, 592 pp. viii, 648 pp reliure de l'époque , demi - veau vert, dos à 4 nerfs orné de liserets dorés, tranches mouchetées 1822, 1822, in - 8, 2 vol.1 f, ixxx, 592 pp. viii, 648 pp, reliure de l'époque , demi - veau vert, dos à 4 nerfs orné de liserets dorés, tranches mouchetées, Charles Fourier fait paraitre son premier programme d'économie sociale en 1808 et continuera à développer ses idées particulièrement dans "Le nouveau monde industriel et sociétaire", en 1820 où il critique l'incohérence de l'économie contemporaine. Sous des dehors d'utopiste, Fourier portait une idée profonde qui rejoint celle de Proudhon : la suppression de l'état par l'organisation économique. L'esprit d'association, selon Fourier crée "un dévouement sans bornes aux intérêts du groupe". Le Fouriérisme a largement contribué à la diffusion des idées visionnaires, collectivistes. Exemplaire de qualité, signé par l'auteur et de belle provenance

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        A Compendium of the History of Ireland from the Earliest Period to the Reign of George I Volumes I And II

      Richard Griffin/ Joseph Smyth, Glasgow/ Belfast 1822 - Half leather binding with marbled boards. Bookplate. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyklopädie des gemeinnützigen weiblichen Wissens, oder allgemeines praktisches Handwörterbuch für Frauenzimmer aus allen Ständen zur deutlichen, richtigen und vollständigen Selbstbelehrung über alle in der Haushaltung vorkommende, damit in Verbindung stehende, und sonst einem Frauenzimmer, hinsichts der Erweiterung zweckmäßiger Kenntnisse, Erleichterung der Geschäfte, Benutzung der Vortheile, Anwendung der Hülfsmittel, Verminderung des Aufwandes, auch Erhaltung des körperlichen Wohlstandes und der weiblichen Schönheit, zu wissen nöthigen und nützlichen Gegenständen, in Verbindung mit einigen Mitarbeitern herausgegeben von J.A. Donnhöfer

      Quedlinburg, Gottfried Basse, 1822. 4 Bände in 2 Bänden 364/368/256/260 Seiten Kl.-8°, Halbleder, Einband der Zeit, dreiseitiger Farbschnitt Einbände berieben, bei Band 2 ist das Gelenk am Rücken hinten 6 cm aufgeplatzt und das Innengelenk am Falz gerissen, daher ist der Buchblock locker, bei beiden Bänden sind die Vorsätze gebräunt und lichtrandig, die Seiten etwas stockflekig, sonst gut erhalten. - Exlibris Versand D: 4,50 EUR Varia

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        Flora Veronensis quam in prodromum florae Italiae Septentrionalis exhibit.

      Veronae, Typis et expensis Soc. Typogr., 1822-1824. 3 volumes. 8vo (225 x 145mm). (I) pp. xxxv, 535, with 2 engraved folded plates; (II) pp. 754, with 6 engraved folded plates; (III) pp. 898, with 4 engraved folded plates. Original printed wrappers. Ciro Pollini (1782-1833) was an Italian botanist and physician and curator of the Verona botanical garden.//Stafleu & Cowan 8145.

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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

      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, by J.R., published by Richard Phillips, London 1822. Half calf with marble boards and gilt spine in period style; pages are clean although edges show minor discoloration. Overall a very good copy.

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        The Fossils Of The South Downs; Or Illustrations Of The Geology Of Sussex.

      London: Lupton Relfe, 1822 - 1st ed., engraved frontispiece and forty plates (two of which folding), hand-coloured lithographic geological map. xiv + [2] + 327pp + [1]. A fine clean copy in contemporary full morocco. An important work with accurate stratigraphic analysis of the complex geology of Sussex, demonstrating for the first time that the Wealden strata were of freshwater origin. Describes 76 species new to palaeontology. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zelmira Opera Seria... ridotta per il Piano-Forte dal Sig. Maestro Girowetz e umilmente dedicata dagli Editori A.S.A.I. e R. Maria Clementina Arciduchessa d'Austria, Principessa di Salerno... No. 2679... Pr. f. 12 C.M. [Piano-vocal score]

      Vienna: Artaria e Comp. [PN] 2679, 1822. First Edition, possibly the earliest recorded issue. Very rare. We have compared the present copy with that at Pesaro, as well as with a copy in a private collection which appears to be earlier than Pesaro's, and in both cases the present issue is the earliest (priced "12 C.M.," not 15, and without "30.W.W." or the second title page of Act II). Most significantly, it does not contain the leaf mentioning the 1822 Vienna production and cast. Zelmira, Rossini's final Neapolitan opera, was first performed at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples on February 16, 1822, to a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola after Dormont de Belloy's Zelmire. "A vocally alluring showcase written with an eye to international audiences in Vienna and beyond," the opera was first performed there on April 13, 1822. Rossini added a chorus and an aria for Emma at the beginning of Act II for the Viennese premiere, both included in the present score. This would suggest that the present copy was published between February and April 1822, but before the first Viennese performance on April 13. "Despite [its] primitive and outwardly violent plot, the opera, beautifully laid out for the solo voices, is essentially benign and classical in temper with the stress on the familial bonds between Zelmira, Ilo and Polidoro. There are many distinguishing touches in the orchestration and in the accompanied recitatives." Richard Osborne in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Quarter dark red cloth with blue textured cloth boards. 1f. (title), 1 ("Personaggi"), 2-103, 6 (upper pagination only), 111-148 (upper pagination numbered 1-38) [at 148 primary pagination ceases and continues with upper pagination 39-63], [i] (blank), 149-164, 6 (upper pagination only), 165-223 pp. 254 pp. in total. Complete. Engraved. Text in Italian and German. With "Einzig rechtmäßige Ausgabe des Vollständigen Clavierauszug der Oper: Zelmira, unter Leitung des Compositeurs" at head of title and "... a Milano presso F. Artaria, e G. Ricordi. Lipsia Peters, e Breitkopf. Berlino Schlesinger. Bonna Simrok[!]. Magonza Schott. Monaco Falter" at foot. Binding somewhat worn, warped, soiled, and bumped; hinges slightly wear. Minor foxing and soiling, somewhat heavier to title. An attractive copy overall.

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        Recueil de jurisprudence annuelle et spéciale concernant les huissiers publié et rédigé par plusieurs jurisconsultes et praticiens Tome III

      Bureau du journal. Imprimerie anthologie Boucher, PARIS 1822 - Relié. Dos lisse, solide, auteur, titre, tomaison, motifs et filets dorés. Plats frottés mais bien conservés. Intérieur frais, quelques rares rousseurs éparses sans incidence sur le texte. Ce recueil contient : 1° La collection complète des Arrêts relatifs aux actes du ministère des Huissiers, qui émanent chaque année de la Cour de cassation et des Cours royales, depuis la publication des nouveaux Codes, avec des notes et des observations de la part des Rédacteurs ; 2° Le texte entier, également accompagné de notes, de toutes les Lois, Arrêtés, Décrets, Ordonnances et Règlements qui ont rapports aux Huissiers, à dater de 1789 ; 3° Une formule ou modèle de chacun des actes de leur ministère que nécessite l¿exécution des cinq Codes ; 4° Des Consultations et Avis sur les questions proposées par les souscripteurs tant sur le personnel et l¿organisation de leur état, que sur les difficultés de procédure y relatives. Bel et rarissime exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brevi osservazioni di un piemontese intorno alcune inesattezze di quattro racconti venuti in luce sopra la tentata rivoluzione del Piemonte nel 1821

      Co' Tipi Bodoniani, Parma 1822 - In-4 (230x160 mm.), pp. (4), 25, (3). Legatura editoriale in cartonato bodoniano color arancio. Ottimo e freschissimo esemplare in barbe. Raro. Edizione originale di quest'opera, pubblicata anonima con la consueta cura dal Bodoni, che ha per scopo la confutazione di quattro opuscoli pubblicati in Francia. Bibliografia: Brooks, 1254. Melzi, I, p. 152. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MÜNCHEN. - Bogenhausen. "Parthie in Bogenhausen". Blick über das noch sehr ländliche Bogenhausen auf die Frauenkirche.

      - Lithographie von J.A. Sedlmayr aus "Ansichten des bayrischen Hochlandes", München, 1822 - 1825, 20 x 30 cm. Winkler 953;8; Maillinger I,1817; Pfister II,132; Slg. Proebst 207; Lentner 2002. - Breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        Description of the Ruins of an Ancient City, Discovered Near Palenque, in the Kingdom of Guatemala, in Spanish America: translated from the original manuscript report of Captain Don Antonio del Rio, followed by Teatro Critico Americano; or, A Critical Investigation and Research into the History of the Americans, by Doctor Paul Felix Cabrera

      London: Henry Berthoud, 1822. First edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 1822, First Edition. xiii, 128 pp. 17 plates, including one fold-out. Hardcover, 4to., in 19th-century 1/2 leather with green cloth, gilt title. Good copy. Leather scuffed at extremities; loss to crown of spine; cloth rubbed. Both hinges cracked -- the front one has been strengthened with Japanese paper and is secure, but the rear board is barely attached. Lending library sticker on the spine and bookplate on the fly leaf, also stamped on the title page and preface. Bookplate of the original owner, Irish collector John Windele (Blair's Castle, Cork, 1801-1865), on the front pastedown and his signature on the title page. The plates with only light, occasional foxing or offsetting and they are free of stamps or ink. Uncommon on the market. Last sold at auction in 2012 for $1000. Digital images available upon request.

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        Two Years' Residence in the Settlement on the English Prairie, in the Illinois Country, United States ?

      London, 1822. 310 pp. plus three maps (two folding). 8vo. Later half sheep and marbled boards. Boards and spine rubbed, extremities rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. 310 pp. plus three maps (two folding). 8vo. This important work was written by a prosperous British farmer who travelled with his family from the Isle of Wight in 1819.

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        30 mahlerische An- und Aussichten von Dresden und den nächsten Umgebungen; aufgenommen, gezeichnet und radirt. Zweite verbesserte Auflage.

      Dresden, Arnold, 1822. - circa 18 x 22,5 cm. 18 SS., 30 radierte Ansichten auf Tafeln, jeweils mit Deckblatt Pappband d. Zt. (Rücken verstärkt) Hoff/Budde 100-129; Rümann 1864. Zweite Ausgabe, laut Hoff/Bude im Jahr 1822 erschienen, mit deutsch-franzà sischem Text; die Tafeln ohne Titel, mit Numerierung unten in der Mitte. Mit mehreren Gesamtansichten von Dresden von der Kà nigsbrucker Strasse, vom Spitzhause in der Hoflosnitz, von Loschwitz über der Presse, von Leubnitz, dann vom grossen Garten, Zwinger, dem Japanischen Palais, der Neustadt, dem Alten und Neuen Markt etc. "- Papierbedingt gebräunt oder etwas fleckig, nur der Text stärker, Tafeln gebräunt (!) aber dennoch dekorativ (Zustand im Preis deutlich berücksichtigt!), zu einer Tafel gegenüber auf weisse Rückseite eine Postkarte geklebt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons ...

      London: Printed for T. Cadell; ..., 1822. The ninth edition, revised and augmented, including the Dedication to Sir Joshua Reynolds, and the Advertisements for editions 1-6 and the ninth. three-quarter levant green morocco over green cloth, spine with raised bands, extra gilt, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt others untrimmed, marbled endpapers, by Bayntun. Minimal rubbing of covers, interiors fine. Quarto. Four volumes, complete Extra illustrated with over 400 plates and autographs, including Johnson's signature affixed by frontispiece portrait of him; also with two autographs by Mrs. Piozzi (H. L. Thrale) and Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, both of whom were contemporaries of Johnson The volumes include a chronological catalouge of Johnson's works, each entry with a brief description. Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".[1] He is also the subject of "the most famous single biographical work in the whole of literature," James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Johnson attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher, he moved to London, where he began to write for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography Life of Mr Richard Savage, the poems London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the play Irene. After nine years of work, Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755. It had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship". This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare, and the widely read tale The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets. Johnson was a tall and robust man. His odd gestures and tics were disconcerting to some on first meeting him. Boswell's Life, along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome, a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses, he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and he was claimed by some to be the only truly great critic of English literature.

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        Four Prints of an Election

      London: Baldwin, Craddock and Joy, 1822. Engravings on thick wove paper. Each 16 inches x 21 1/2 inches. Good condition, some foxing. Paulson Print Nos. 198-201. Printed from the original plates.

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        System des Tellurismus oder Thierischen Magnetismus. Ein Handbuch fur Naturforscher und Aerzte.

      Leipzig, Herbig 1822.2 Bände. Mit 2 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und gefalt. Tabelle. XIV, 478; Tit., XV - XXX, 602 S., 1 Bl. Druckfehler, 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe. - Hirsch - H. III, 471; Du Prel 699; Ackermann II, 234: "Sehr selten und gesucht." - Seltenes Werk des Hauptvertreters der naturphilosophischen Richtung in der Medizin. - "Kieser was a strong supporter of animal magnetism and heavily involved in investigating the clairvoyant qualities of magnetic somnambulists. He called the essential agent of animal magnetism `telluric power`, associating animal magnetism with a generalized force. In this lengthy and important work, he describes mineral, vegetable, and animal magnetism, attempting to provide a foundation in physics for animal magnetic phenomena. Kieser says that sleep is a general expression of magnetic life and that somnambulism is a natural product of the application of animal magnetic techniques. In describing magnetic healing, he places some emphasis on the power of belief as supplementary to the healing power of animal magnetism itself. The second volume contains a history of animal magnetism and a good bibliography" (Crabtree 310). - Etwas berieben und leicht bestoßen. Bücher de

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        British Poets (The). Including translations. In One Hundred Volumes.

      Chiswick Printed by C. Whittingham 1822 - 12mo. (160 by 102mm or 6¼ by 4 inches), 100 volumes, very occasional spot and offsetting, otherwise near-fine, near contemporary full crushed morocco, gilt foliate panels and spines, all edges gilt, a little rubbed, mostly at extremities, endpapers lightly foxed but in all a very handsome set in very good order. A superb anthology of poetry from Chaucer to Lucan including Dryden, Milton, Denham, Butler, Gay, Pope, Arkenside, Gray, Spenser, Cowley, Waller, Roscommon, Addison, Swift, Goldsmith, Smollett, Johnson, Scott, Wilkie, Burns, Beattie and although not British, translations of all the major Greek and Roman poets, such as Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Hesiod, Apollonius, Persius and many, many more. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        System des Tellurismus oder Thierischen Magnetismus. Erster und Zweiter Band [kmpl.]. Ein Handbuch für Naturforscher und Aerzte. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, bei F.L. Herbig 1822 - XXX, 478 S., mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertaf. (eine davon als Dublette) u. 1 gefalt. Tabelle / 602 S., 2 Bll., mit 1 Kupfertaf. u. einer Textfig. 8°, Halbleder d. Zt. mit Rückenschildern (2 Bde.) Slg. du Prel 699; Graesse S.45; Crabtree 310; Ackermann II/234 (zur 2.Aufl. 1826): "Sehr selten und gesucht". - Dietrich Georg von Kieser (1779-1862), deutscher Mediziner u. Psychiater; u.a. Professor an der Universität Jena, Direktor der Irren-Heil- u. Pflegeanstalt in Jena, 1831-44 Mitglied des Sachsen-Weimar`schen Landtages, 1848 Teilnehmer am Frankfurter Parlament. Verfasser zahlreicher naturwissenschaftlicher Schriften u. Publikationen, u.a. veröffentlichte er zusammen mit seinem Kollegen Carl August von Eschenmayer ab 1817 in der Zeitschrift "Archiv für den thierischen Magnetismus". Das vorliegende Werk ist ein ausgewogener u. bedeutender Beitrag zum thierischen Magnetismus, es enthält dazu auch eine Entwicklungsgeschichte u. eine kl. Bibliographie. - Mit Register. - Einbände etwas bestossen u. beschabt; Seiten tlw. leicht braunfleckig; gelegentliche schwache Randanstreichungen u. Marginalien mit Bleistift, sonst gute Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Account of the Abipones, an Equestrian People of Paraguay, From the Latin of Martin Dobrizhoffer, eighteen years a missionary in that country

      London: John Murray, 1822. First edition. Octavos, 3 vols., pp xii, 435; v, 446; vi, 419. First published in Vienna simultaneously in Latin and German in 1784, this is the first English edition; I find no records of any other translations. The English translation was often attributed to Robert Southey, but was in fact the work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's daughter, Sara. Coleridge pere thought very highly of her work, calling it "unsurpassed for pure mother-English by anything I have read for a long time." Dobrizhoffer (1717-91) was a German Jesuit who served in the Paraguayan missions from 1748 til the Jesuit expulsion in 1767, laboring among the Guarani and Abipones. Cunninghame Graham (Vanished Arcadia) says:" Most certainly he was one of the Jesuits who understood the Indians best, and his descriptions of them and their life are among the most delightful which have been preserved..." His tales of his adventures among these native peoples were in fact so beautifully and simply told that he was often invited by the Empress Maria Christina to come to the court and relate them to her. (Catholic Encyclopedia 1910 ed.) Sabin [20414] says: "Highly eulogized by Coleridge, Southey, Charles Lamb, Lowndes and Brunet. It is almost the only work relating to this almost unknown tribe of Indians, and is a memorial of nearly eighteen years of suffering and toil amongst a most savage race". (Borba de Moraes 267) Ex library, but with the library's small oval perforated blind stamp on a few pages only: rebound in half calf over marbled boards. Very nice copy.

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        An account of the Abipones, an equestrian people of Paraguay. (3 volume set)

      John Murray 1822 - 3 volume set. 22 cm. xii, 435p; vi, 446p and vi, 419p. Contemporary 1/2 leather binding over marbled boards. Rebacked and restored. A solid set. Internally tight. 1st English edition from the 1784 edition. Light foxing, primarily to end pages. Brunet II 779. Sabin 20414; Palau 74705. Translated by Sara Coleridge.Latin original, Vienna, 1784. A history of the Indians of Paraguay. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Retained copies of Court of Common Pleas Documents of John Hutchenson vs. William McCurdy Concerning a Slander Suit Charging Adultery and Fornication with a "negro girl" Coshocton and Jefferson Counties, Ohio 1822-1823, the case tried by two famed early Ohio Lawyers: Samuel Herrick and Charles B. Goddard

      No Binding. Very Good. Mainly legal folio, 23 pages, folded, docketed, sheets browned, some tears with a few holes, in good legible condition. Herrick and Goddard's retained copies of documents filed in this unusual case involving early Irish settlers of the Coshocton, Ohio area, which focuses on interracial relations and laws concerning adultery. Apparently a William McCurdy repeated tales that John Hutchinson (variously spelled) had fathered out of wedlock children with a black woman in Pennsylvania and then fled the area, later marrying an Ohio widow. The declaration filed September 30, 1822 in the Court of Common Pleas, Coshocton County, by Herrick & Goddard attorneys, brought suit in amount of $ 1000.00 that William McCurdy answer to a plea of trespass and complaint that he had falsely and maliciously accused Hutcheson of fornication and adultery; "he ran away from George G. Ashbridge's place after getting his negro girl with child. and ran away from Pennsylvania." Later testimony, among several depositions of witnesses, in 1823 stated: "About three years ago I told you that the said Hutchenson had got a black woman with child while living at Geo Ashbridge's (of Chester County, Pennsylvania), and that it cost him one hundred dollars and that he left that country immediately after." One Samuel Dean also testified to hearing the same story and said that John Hutchenson was the same who married "the widow Leytte in my house." The black woman was later named in the documents as Elizabeth Nelson and it was noted that she had a husband, William Nelson, who had left her two years prior to go into the army. She had twins at the birth, allegedly fathered by Hutchinson. The last document, filed April 18, 1823, was an attempt by attorney W. B. Hubbard to get a new trial, saying that his client was essentially convicted on hearsay. "Among the teachers of the earlier day were William B. Hubbard, a banker and lawyer, who subsequently went to Columbus, and became famed as a railroad magnate." - Graham, Albert Adams, History of Coshocton, Ohio, 1881. Although the plaintiff and defendant and the trial itself are unknown, the attorneys representing them were substantial. The defendant's firm of Herrick & Goddard consisted of Samuel Herrick (1779-1852), who was the U.S. Attorney for Ohio, and U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1817-1821. [See Congressional Biography]. His partner, Charles B. Goddard, was born in Plainfield, Connecticut; his father was Calvin Goddard, a Judge of the Supreme Court. Charles went to Ohio in 1817, settling in Zanesville, he married Harriet Munro Convers; was representative in the Ohio Legislature in 1838-39, and State Senator from 1845-1848, and Speaker in 1847-1848; he served as Major General of Ohio Militia, President of the Zanesville Canal and Manufacturing Company, and one of the first directors of the Zanesville Athenaeum.

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        Oeuvres, ses éloges par d'Alembert et M. de Villemain, les notes d'Helvétius, de Condorcet et de Voltaire; suivies du commentaire sur l'Esprit des lois par M. le Comte Destutt de Tracy (.).

      - Paris, Dalibon, 1822. 8 volumes grand in-8 (235 x 154 mm), dos à 4 faux-nerfs plats filetés or, ornés d'un riche décor romantique de motifs rocailles, palettes, filets et fers spéciaux, portrait de l'auteur par Devéria gravé sur métal par H. C. Müller au frontispice, exemplaire entièrement non rogné. Bonne édition des oeuvres de Montesquieu, la première à contenir le ‘Commentaire’ de Destutt de Tracy, revu par l’auteur. Très complète, elle rend compte de la réception de Montesquieu du temps des Lumières (D'Alembert, François Risteau, Voltaire, Helvetius, Condorcet) et au début du XIXe. Le ‘Commentaire sur L’Esprit des Lois’ de Destutt de Tracy, fut d’abord traduit en anglais et publié à Philadelphie par Jefferson en 1811. La première publication en français date de 1817 à Liège. Il forme ici l’intégralité du volume 8 avec : ‘Quels sont les moyens de fonder la morale d'un peuple' et les ‘Observations’ de Condorcet. "Au système de Montesquieu, Destutt de Tracy oppose un plan de gouvernement républicain reposant sur le suffrage universel. C'est à l'époque redevenu une nouveauté. Il définit la liberté par le pouvoir d'exécuter ses volontés et, par là d'atteindre au bonheur" (D. Bagge, 'Les idées politiques en France sous la Restauration', p. 150). (Brunet, III, 1859. Vicaire, V, 1104.). Petit choc à un coin du volume VIII. Rousseurs éparses. Une planche fac-similée manque. Belle et très décorative reliure de l’époque. Exemplaire entièrement non rogné, imprimé sur papier fort.

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        A Collection Of Architectural Ornaments And Decorations Selected From The Best Authorities For The Use Of Architects, Sculptors, Ornamental Painters, Mason Carvers, Modellers in Plaster, Casters in Metal, Paper Stainers And Every Business Connected With The Arts Of Design. bound with a selection of plates from Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details And Views Of The Magnificent Chapel Of King Henry The Seventh.

      - Elephant folio (595 x 480 mm). Original marbled paper wrappers, corners and spine sympathetically repaired, paper title label to the centre of the upper cover, preserved in a modern solander box made with acid free liner, with upper board lettered to match original label; lithographed decorative title page and a total of 38 lithograph plates, all linen-backed, numbered thus, I-XXIII; IV, VI, XII, XV, XIX, XXII, XXVI, XXIX, XL, XLIV, then 3 plates, each trimmed, their numbers excised, XXX, XXIV, (the final 5 plates folding).This copy is dusty and has ancient water marks on some plates but many are very fresh; scarce. The first twenty three plates depict classical Greek and Roman architectural details, these include plans, elevations and sections of the Erecthion (5 pls.), the Lantern of Demosthenes (1pl.), The Temple of the Winds (1pl.) and the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, (2 pls.), the remaining fourteen plates within this group show classical ornamental details, capitals, ceiling roses, and borders, with one plate devoted to vases. The plates following this group are a selection derived from Cottingham's Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details And Views Of The Magnificent Chapel Of King Henry The Seventh, published in two volumes in 1822 and 1829 respectively. These depict details of the chapel's buttresses, window tracery, and sculptural elements. Copies of the first work reported to OCLC by CCA, Columbia, MIT, Ocean State Universities, University of Illinois, Winterthur Mueum, and the University of Stuttgart. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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

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        [Color Plate] Chrysal, or, The adventures of a guinea: wherein are exhibited views of several striking scenes : with interesting anecdotes of the most noted persons in every rank of life through whose hands it has passed, by an Adept [3 vols.]

      London Printed for Samuel Richards and Co. 3, Grocers'-Hall Court, Poultry; and T. Mason & Sons, 2, Great Russel Street, Bloomsbury 1822 Complete in three volumes. 12mo; viii, 319; 321; 326pp, plus 12 hand-colored plates engraved variously by Maddocks, E. F. Burney, and W. Read. Uniformly rebound to style by Fitterer, with period marbled paper-covered boards and modern paper labels; top edges gilt; end papers renewed with laid paper. Binding pristine; some gatherings foxed in volume I, otherwise a very good or better set with only sporadic foxing and offsetting from the plates, which are generally fresh and bright. Originally published pseudonymously in 1760 in 2 vols., then in an octavo color-plate edition, "To which is now prefixed a sketch of the author's life" (spelled here Johnston or Johnson; elsewhere Johnstone) in 1822, which Tooley (no. 283) calls the "best edition" of the "best scandalous chronicle of the day." OCLC Number: 187449866. Very Good

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        Dictionnaire classique d'histoire naturelle, par messirs Audouin, Isid. Bourbon, Ad. Brongniart, de Candolle, d'Audebard, de Férussac, Deshayes, A. Desmoulins, Drapiez, Dumas, Edwards, A. Fée, Flourens, Geoffroy de Saint-Hilaire, Isid. Geoffroy de Saint-Hilaire, Guérin, Guillemin, A; de Jussieu, Kunth, G. de Lafosse, Lamouroux, Latreille, C. Prévost, A. Richard et Bory de Saint-Vincent. Ouvrage dirigé par ce dernier collaborateur, et dans lequel on a ajouté, pour le porter au niveau de la science, un grand nombre de mots qui n'avaient pas pu faire partie de la plupart des dictionnaires antérieurs

      Paris: Rey et Gravier, Baudouin frères, 1822-1831. 17 volumes in-8, demi basane prune, dos ornés à faux nerfs, tranches mouchetées de bleu, xvi-604 pp., [1] ff., [2] ff., 621 pp., [2] ff., 592 pp., [2] ff., 628 pp., [2] ff., 653-[1] pp., [2] ff., 593-[1] pp., [2] ff., 626 pp., [1] ff., [2] ff., 609 pp., [1] ff., [2] ff., 596 pp., [2] ff., 642 pp, [1] ff., [2] ff., 615-[1] pp., [2] ff., 634-[1] pp., [2] ff., 648 pp., [2] ff., 710 pp., [2] ff., 754 pp., [2] ff., 748 pp., plusieurs tableaux dépliants, vii-141 pp., 160 planches en noir dont une carte dépliante.. Le dernier volume forme un atlas de planches. Ouvrage que l'on trouve très rarement complet de son atlas. Brunet, II, 693. Ex-libris A. Fargeaud, professeur de physique. Quelques rousseurs ou petites traces d'humidité, petits frottements, tache rousse en bordure des six derniers feuillets du t. II. . (Catégories : Histoire naturelle )

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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel Deutschlands nach eigenen Erfahrungen entworfen.

      - Durchaus umgearbeitet, systematisch geordnet, sehr vermehrt, vervollständigt, und mit getreu nach der Natur eigenhändig gezeichneten und gestochenen Abbildungen aufs Neue herausgegeben von dessen Sohne Johann Friedrich Naumann. u. Fortsetzung der Nachträge, Zusätze und Verbesserungen 14 Teile in 13 Bänden. Fleischer, Lpz. / Hoffmann, Stgt. 1822-60. Mit 3 Porträts, 10 (davon 5 kolor.) gest. Front. u. 274 (v. 391) handkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Ln. d. Zt. u. 2 Mappen. Gering berieben. – Exemplar der sehr seltenen Vorzugsausgabe, bei der die Tafeln auf festen Karton gedruckt sind. Die Tafeln lose in Mappen, dadurch größer als die eingebundenen Tafeln, sehr breitrandig und von beeindruckender Frische und sehr schönem Kolorit. Nissen 666.

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        Ocios sobre Bellas-Artes.

      Madrid, Imprenta de D. León Amarita, 1822. - 6 parties en 1 volume in-12. 2ff. 16pp. (i.e.17). + 31pp. + 16pp. + 1f. 25pp. + 23pp. + 1f. 18pp. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque (petit manque angulaire au plat inférieur de la couverture). Edition Originale. Recueil de 6 mémoires sur les beaux-arts par le peintre et critique d'art espagnol Juan Agustín Ceán Bermúdez (1749-1829), ami intime de Goya qui peignit son portrait et l'un des premiers théoriciens espagnols de la collection et de l'étude des œuvres d'art. "Ceán puede considerarse el fundador de la moderna historiografía del arte en España" (Portús Pérez). Les 6 parties dont se compose ce volume, dotées d'une page de titre et pagination séparées, semblent avoir été imprimées séparément et sont réunies ici sous un titre collectif. Ce sont des dialogues sur la peinture et la sculpture: "Diálogo entre el Cardenal D. Gaspar de Borja y Velasco y D. Juan Carreño de Miranda sobre el aprecio, suerte y paradero que tuvieron sus retratos desde que se pintaron hasta ahora" (Madrid, en la imprenta del Censor, 1820). "Bellas Artes : diálogo sobre la primacia entre la pintura y la escultura" (Madrid, León Amarita, 1822). "Bellas Artes: diálogo sobre el origen, formas y progresos de la Escultura en las naciones anteriores a los griegos" (Madrid, León Amarita, 1822). "Bellas Artes: diálogo sobre el estado de perfección a que llegó la escultura en Grecia" (Madrid, León Amarita, 1822). "Bellas Artes: diálogo sobre la escultura en la dominación de los romanos" (s.l.n.d.). Cette première édition, réimprimée en 1870, est d'une grande rareté. Nous n'avons pu localiser qu'un seul exemplaire, à la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid (cf. WorldCat). Très bel exemplaire très pur dans sa couverture d'origine, à toutes marges et non coupé. Sur Ceán Bermúdez, cf. Portús Pérez, Enciclopedia del Museo del Prado. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        System des Tellurismus oder Thierischen Magnetismus. Ein Handbuch fur Naturforscher und Aerzte.

      Leipzig, Herbig 1822. - 2 Bände. Mit 2 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und gefalt. Tabelle. XIV, 478; Tit., XV-XXX, 602 S., 1 Bl. Druckfehler, 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe. - Hirsch-H. III, 471; Du Prel 699; Ackermann II, 234: "Sehr selten und gesucht." - Seltenes Werk des Hauptvertreters der naturphilosophischen Richtung in der Medizin. - "Kieser was a strong supporter of animal magnetism and heavily involved in investigating the clairvoyant qualities of magnetic somnambulists. He called the essential agent of animal magnetism `telluric power`, associating animal magnetism with a generalized force. In this lengthy and important work, he describes mineral, vegetable, and animal magnetism, attempting to provide a foundation in physics for animal magnetic phenomena. Kieser says that sleep is a general expression of magnetic life and that somnambulism is a natural product of the application of animal magnetic techniques. In describing magnetic healing, he places some emphasis on the power of belief as supplementary to the healing power of animal magnetism itself. The second volume contains a history of animal magnetism and a good bibliography" (Crabtree 310). - Etwas berieben und leicht bestoßen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION TO DONGOLA AND SENNAAR under the command of His Excellence Ismael Pasha, undertaken by order of His Highness Mehemmed Ali Pasha, Viceroy of Egypt.

      London: John Murray, 1822. The scarce English first edition (the American edition followed a year later in 1823); pp. xv, [1], 232; small map in text (the half-title is not bound-in, in this copy). Contemporary half black polished calf with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine; navy-blue moire silk boards; original marbled end papers. Binding very good and strong with light wear only, cloth to boards a little marked and soiled; slight bow to boards. Contents clean and tight, small ink mark to the top corner of p. xi, xii; original blue-marbled end-papers. Provenance: with the contemporary engraved bookplate of Thomas Christy to the front free end paper. A very good copy. (George English 1787-1828 was an American marine who, on arriving in Alexandria with his ship, resigned from the Navy and converted to Islam, then served Mohammed All Pasha on his campaign in Sennar.). First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo (14 x 22 cm).

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        Queen Mab

      London: Printed and Published by R. Carlile, 1822. First published edition, second issue, with Carlile title page and Carlile's slip over Clark imprint at p. 182 ; dedication leaf bound after title page; text on pp.146-148 without omissions. 182 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Uncut. Bound in full green french levant, t.e.g. Bookplate of Rudolph August Williams. Front joint with slight traces of wear, else fine. First published edition, second issue, with Carlile title page and Carlile's slip over Clark imprint at p. 182 ; dedication leaf bound after title page; text on pp.146-148 without omissions. 182 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The first published edition of Shelley's first poem of any length. It was privately printed in 1813 in a very small edition, and originally contained a poetical dedication to Harriet which Shelley was in the habit of cutting out in copies he gave to friends. Much to Shelley's consternation, this edition was printed by W. Clark without the poet's authorization (Clark spent 4 months in prison for it), and, according to Granniss 'some copies contain the dedication to Harriet (his first wife who had committed suicide in 1816), and in some, certain words and lines have been omitted..." According to Graniss, "Clark's sheets fell into the hands of Carlile who issued them both in the original and mutilated forms, in 1822 ..." Graniss 19; Forman 22; Tinker 1888

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        Brockhaus Conversations-Lexikon 5.Auflage, 12 Bände (incl. Neue Folge), 1822-1826

      F.A. Brockhaus 1822-1826, Leipzig - Brockhaus. Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyclopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexicon). Fünfte Original-Auflage (Dritter Abdruck). 10 Bände [A-Z]. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1822. Sowie Neue Folge (2 Bände, 4 Abteilungen). Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1822-1826. Das Angebot umfaßt 14 Bücher: Grundlexikon in 10 Bänden sowie Neue Folge (Band 11 & 12); gebunden in vier Bücher. Original-Halbledereinbände. Braune Lederrücken mit Goldprägungen. Dreiseitig roter Buchschnitt. Format ca. 18,5 cm x 12 cm. Wie auch den acht Originalbildern zu entnehmen, außen berieben, Ecken stärker bestoßen. Etiketten mit Fehlstücken. Buchschnitt & -deckel gut erhalten, drei mit einer Abriebstelle. Außengelenk ein Stück sowie ein größeres Stück eingerissen. Drei Rückenkanten etwas fransig & zwei mit einer kleinen Stelle Abrieb. Goldaufträge meist verblasst. Innen keine fehlenden, losen oder eingerissenen Seiten, Buchblock fest. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Abklatsch der Lederecken auf den Vorsätzen. Teils etwas gebräunt, ganz gelegentlich mal ein Fleck, allerdings keine Fleckigkeit. Die Seiten sind insgesamt in sehr gutem Zustand, man sieht ihnen ihr Alter nicht an. Auf den Vorsätzen handschriftlicher Namenseintrag und Jahreszahl sowe abgerissene Ecke. Im Band 3 ist eine Seite manuell zusammengefügt; wobei Vorder- & Rückseite vertauscht. Die Neue Folge" abweichend mit Fleckigkeit auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten. Vor allem aber mit stärkeren Mängeln an Buchrücken (Abrieb) & Außengelenken (Einrisse, teils komplett). Rückenschilder hier jedoch praktisch ohne Fehlstücke." 14000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pirate Fight (The Action of 9 November 1822)

      Washington, D.C.: The National Intelligencer, 1822. Newspaper. Very Good. A complete four-page newspaper of 5 December 1822 recounts the battle between the American Schooner USS Alligator, commanded by Lieutenant William Howard Allen, of the West Indies Squadron and three pirate ships, probably commanded by Diabolito, off the coast of Cuba on 9 November 1822. It occupies over 18" of front page column space and has a large, capitalized headline.The paper is toned but supple; generally clean with some staining at the upper right. The spine appears to have been neatly mended. The paper reports details of the encounter. At the time of battle, the pirate force had in its possession five US merchant vessels. The Alligator, although out-gunned and out-manned, had an experienced crew, which had recently captured another ship after a bloody battle, and commander; Allen had also commanded the USS Argus, following the death of its commander, when it engaged the HMS Pelican during the War of 1812. Allen and his crew manned launches from the Alligator in an attempt to board the principal pirate vessel, the Revenge, which fired upon the Americans with grape and roundshout. Rather than attempt to fight off the boarding attempt, the pirates abandoned the Revenge and fled to their other two ships. As Allen turned his boats to continue the attack, they came under withering fire from the pirates. In an attempt to rally his men, Allen stood up and was cut down by musket fire. The two remaining pirate ships fled the battle during the resulting confusing, leaving the Revenge and the five merchant ships the Alligator. Allen became an immediate naval hero, and his name was used as a rallying cry a year later when the Navy defeated another pirate force and killed Diabolito in the same area.

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        The Holy Koran; Commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed. Translated from the original Arabic, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised

      London: Printed for the Koran Society by R. Carlile, 55 Fleet Street, 1822. Pp. iv, 386, [2, ads]. 1 vols. 8vo. Early half linen and drab boards, original printed spine label preserved, untrimmed. Some light foxing, owner signature Wm Bronson 1867 at head of title-page, else fine. Light brown full morocco solander pull-off case. Pp. iv, 386, [2, ads]. 1 vols. 8vo. One Copy in OCLC. Rare edition of the Koran issued by Richard Carlile (1790-1843), the tinsmith turned radical publisher and writer. As publisher of William T. Sherwin's 'Weekly Political Register', Carlile was imprisoned for seditious libel and blasphemy in 1817; he was a witness to the Peterloo massacre in 1819 and published accounts of the massacre. At his trial, Carlile read Thomas Paine's banned work, the Age of Reason "under the justification that the jury would have to judge whether it was blasphemous, an action that amounted to an attempt to secure its republication once again, since verbatim trial proceedings were allowed to be published (10,000 twopenny copies were subsequently sold)." His stock was frequenty confiscated and he served six years in prison (1819-1825). "Despite attempts by the Home Office to stop him Carlile was able to continue his career as a publisher, principally through the dedicated assistance of his wife and two printer friends, Thomas Davison and Thomas Moses" (ODNB). Carlile was a champion of press freedom and campaigned against superstition.This is the Sale translation without the footnotes or prefatory manner.A rare survival and an unusual imprint. OCLC: 174760792 (Wissenschaftliche Stadtbibliothek Mainz)

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        First report of the Directors of the School of Arts of Edinburgh,

      8vo., (2) 50pp., early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and labelled, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith on front pastedown. A fine copy. A foundation document in the origins of Heriot-Watt University which sprang organically, as it were, from this, the world's first Mechanics Institute. The first Directors of the Edinburgh School of Arts included the inspirational Leonard Horner, together with such heavyweights as David Brewster, James Jardine, James Pillans, William Playfair, and James Skene. Horner was the secretary and it is likely that it was he who wrote the present report. The mission statement incorporated in this first report is worth quoting: "The School of Arts of Edinburgh took its origin from an accidental conversation in the shop of Mr. Bryson, watchmaker, in March 1821. To a question, whether young men brought up in the trade of watch making received any mathematical education, Mr. Bryson replied, that it is seldom, if ever, the case; that they daily experience the effects of the want of this instruction, but the expence and the usual hours of masters who teach mathematics, put it out of the power of working tradesmen to obtain it. It was suggested, that it might be very possible to devise some plan by which such branches of science as would be useful to mechanics in the exercise of their trade, might be taught at convenient hours, and at an expence which would be within their reach; for an institution of this description had long existed at Glasgow, and had been attended with very beneficial effects". And the Prospectus accordingly declared that "This Association [i.e. 'School of Arts, for the better Education of the Mechanics of Edinburgh'] has been formed for the purpose of enabling industrious tradesmen to become acquainted with such of the principles of mechanics, chemistry, and other branches of science, as are of practical application in their several trades, that they may possess a more thorough knowledge of their business, acquire a greater degree of skill in the practice of it, and be led to improvement with a greater security of support ......". The Report provides a full descriptive account of the staff and students, the syllabuses of the various courses, and, of course, a list of benefactors. Among these was our Robert Ferguson of Raith who is recorded as having donated one guinea.

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        Plans for the government and liberal instruction of boys, in large numbers; drawn from experience.

      8vo., (2) xv (1) 238pp., complete with half-title, errata slip (tipped in before B1, with 16 errata) and preliminary advertisement leaf dated July 1822, well bound recently in old-style blue-grey boards with a printed spine label, entirely uncut. A very good copy. Muirhead (The English at School) 66. Goldsmiths 23620. Williams II p.468. Stewart & McCann (Educational Innovators, 1750-1880), I, chap.6. Adamson pp.51-53. Simon (Studies in the History of Education, 1780-1870) pp.82-84. First edition of an influential and perhaps epoch-making book. Hazelwood School in Birmingham, founded by Thomas Wright Hill, and run by his son Rowland Hill, is an "interesting example of the best kind of private and progressive or experimental secondary school" (Muirhead). The school catered for boys of all aptitudes by having a basic curriculum with a wide choice of 'voluntary labours' which included practical subjects such as mapping, music, and modelling. Tasks were allotted on the project or assignment system and were not judged until completed. The general object of the school was simple: it was to produce men of business, not narrowly defined, but producing men with the capacity for practical administration in any walk of life. The school's characteristic features included: complete self-government by the boys, a mark system of reward and punishment of great complexity, a minutely ordered timetable, and attention to useful rather than classical knowledge in the curriculum. "The most striking point about Hazelwood, however, was its resemblance to the Chrestomathic proposals of Jeremy Bentham. The academical aspect of Hazelwood School was in some degree more conventional than the organisational side. Nevertheless, there was a seriously thought-out procedure concerning curriculum and method that foreshadowed a great deal of what was considered progressive much later in the century. In particular, in language teaching and in the teaching of science the school was innovatory. The celebrated system reinforced the ethic of the school and stimulated the academic achievement of the pupils. The Hills themselves had little doubt of their success and they concluded Public Education with the assertion that they had created Edgeworth's Utopian idea of a school, in which the pupils improve in the social virtues, without learning party spirit; and though they love their companions, they do not, therefore, combine together to treat their instructors as pedagogues and tyrants. If Bentham's influence was to be found at Hazelwood, so too were traces of the spirit of Rousseau and Pestalozzi, but mediated through the mind and skill of the Hill family." [Stewart & McCann, Loc. cit.]

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        Carta esferica desde el Golfo dulce en la Costa Rica hasta Sn. Blas en la Nueva Galicia

      - Rare Spanish chart of Central America. 1822. [Madrid]. Direccion Hidrografica. 910 mm x 585 mm. Very good, strong impression. Extremely detailed chart of the Pacific coastline of Central America, extending from Costa Rica, Guatemala, and up to Nueva Galicia (Mexico); the chart incorporates inset coastal profiles of the places visited, including the Volcanoes of Guatemala, the Tetas de Coyuca (breasts of Coyuca), and the Volcano of Colima. The chart was made from the information compiled during the Malaspina (1754 – 1810) expedition, on board the corvettes Descubierta y Atrevida, and subsequent expeditions and surveys –thus, the most up-to-date information available to the Spanish Admiralty. The Malaspina expedition was arguably the most significant Spanish scientific exploration performed in the 18th century, designed and modeled under the influences of those of the British Cook, and the French La Perouse. The crew consisted of experienced draughtsman (as Brambila and Cardero), as well as cartographers. Malaspina sailed across the Pacific in 1792 after his return from Alaska –sent in search of the Northwest Passage- separating from part of the crew (namely from Galeano and Valdes, who sailed north of the West Coast of North America) at Mexico. The expedition had goals of political, economic, and scientific nature, which required a consistent crew to achieve them: astronomers and cartographers (Dionisio Galeano, Cayetano Valdes), draughtsman (Jose Cardero, Jose del Pozo, Juan Ravenent, Fernando Brambila, to name but a few), naturalists (Tadeo Haenke) and scientists joined the expedition. The main goals were to improve the scientific knowledge of the American domains, providing the crown with a better cartographical and hydrographical knowledge of the ports and coastlines, analyzing the state of affairs of the Viceroyalties (for which the Commanders Alejandro Malaspina and Jose de Bustamante y Guerra were provided with extensive authority to request any documents necessary by the local Officials), to collect zoological and botanical samples, in all, to better understand the American colonies and thus been able to better govern them. [Attributes: First Edition]

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