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        Fordna och Narvarande Sverige Utsigter af Skane

      Stockholm: ([1823]). Oblong folio, half green calf, green marbled paper boards. Gilt titles to board and spine. Some light wear.; Title with aquatint vignette and 58 uncoloured aquatint and 2 lithographic landscape plates. A very attractive work.

      [Bookseller: Clive A Burden Ltd.]
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        The History of England from the Ascension James the Second

      Baynes, London 1823 - 15th edition, 8 vols. 19 folding maps & plates. Contemporary half calf. A very good complete set with the 15 folding maps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        NEW VIEWS OF THE CONTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

      John Taylor / Way and Gideon. Poor with no dust jacket. 1823. Hardcover. Both covers detached from the textblock. Age toning and damp staining. Text clean of highlighting, underlining or other pen/pencil marks. Due to size and/or weight of the book I can only ship it domestic mail. A Little Store that's BIG on Service. Free Delivery Confirmation on every package. .

      [Bookseller: Village Bookmarket]
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        GERMAN SCENERY From Drawings made in 1820 by Captain Batty of the Grenadier Guards. F.R.S.

      London. Rodwell & Martin. 1823. Hardcover. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette title, and 60 engraved plates. Descriptions of the plates in both French and English; the plates protected by tissue guards. Bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, the spine elaborately decorated with gilt panels and two gilt labels in green and black. Some light rubbing to the binding; neat printed ownership name to the top outer corner of the title; some occasional light off-setting to the guards; else an exceptionally fine copy in a highly attractive period binding.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Observations on a General Iron Railway

      showing its great superiority, by the General Introduction of Mechanic Power, over all the present methods of Conveyance....5 engraved plates (2 folding), Fourth edition. 8vo., half title, original grey boards, printed paper label to the spine, edges untrimmed. London, Baldwin, Cradock and Joy.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Irish Freebooter; or, Surprising Adventures of Captain Redmond...

      1823. The Spirit of Robin Hood [Criminals]. [Ireland]. O'Hanlon, Redmond. Irish Freebooter; Or, Surprising Adventures of Captain Redmond O'Hanlan, a Celebrated Robber, Who, For Many Years Commanded a Banditti, And Laid a Considerable Part of the Country Under Annual Contributions. Together with the Life and Adventures of Humphrey Kynaston, Who, After Spending a Splendid Fortune Commenced Robber [sic], And Supported Hundreds of the Poor, By Depredations on the Rich. New York: Published by W. Borradaile, 1823. 22 pp. Woodcut frontispiece. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers, untrimmed edges. Moderate soiling, wrappers split along spine, but secure, light browning and foxing to text. $650. * First American edition. First published in London in 1819, this is a chapbook account of famed robbers who followed in the path of Robin Hood. Appended is a further account of "The Remarkable Case of Wm. Butterworth and F. Jennison for the murder of Mr. Groundwater." The front wrapper is dated 1824 and contains a list of "Pamphlets, &c." published by Borradaile at 130 Fulton St., NY. OCLC locates 5 copies of this imprint (American Antiquarian Society, Arizona State University, Harvard, Rollins College, University of Kentucky). American Imprints 12931.

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        OS LUSIADAS. Poema epico. Nova ediçao correcta, e dada à luz conforme à de 1817, por Don Joze Maria de Souza-Botelho.

      Paris, Typographia de Firmin Didot, 1823. In-24 p. (mm. 105x65), p. pelle rossa coeva, eleganti cornici dorate e a secco ai piatti, ricca decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, tagli dorati, risg. damascati, pp. (2),377,(3), con ritratto dell'Autore inciso da Fry e frontespizio pure inciso con vignetta che raffigura il naufragio del poeta mentre sta cercando di salvare il manoscritto dei Lusiadi. “Poema epico di Luis de Camoes (1524-1580), il maggior poeta portoghese, diviso in dieci canti. Voleva essere ed è rimasta l'epopea nazionale di un popolo “I Lusitani” o “I Portoghesi”. L'edizione principe uscì a Lisbona nel 1572. Argomento centrale è la prima spedizione di Vasco da Gama nel 1498, impresa che dopo una lunga serie di tentativi sfortunati aveva infine coronato di successo le speranze di pervenire dall'Occidente per via di mare al lontano Oriente favoloso, e che era apparsa degna di essere celebrata da un nuovo Omero o da un nuovo Virgilio”. Così Diz. Opere Bompiani, IV, p. 468. Con fiorit. intercalate nel t. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        The World in Miniature The Netherlands Containing a Description of the Character, Manners, Habits, and Costumes of the Inhabitants of the Late Seven United Provinces, Flanders, and Brabant

      London R. Ackermann 1823 - 241pages p. Illustrated with eighteen hand colored engraved plates. Bound in a fine small 10x15 cm half calf with raised bands and golddecorarion and goldprint on spines, spine faded [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Printed land grant, completed in manuscript, to John Smith

      Sydney, 1823. In excellent condition.. Large printed vellum leaf, completed in manuscript, approx. 290 x 257 mm., verso blank except for ms. docket title; original folds, with well-preserved ribbon and paper seal attached. Fine original land grant signed by the sixth governor, for 200 acres in Methven, Van Diemen's Land, free of "all Taxes, Quit Rents, Services, and Acknowledgements whatsoever" for five years, thereafter a quit rent of four shillings per annum. Methven was a Tasmanian district name long since abandoned; it refers to the Oatlands area in central Tasmania.Sir Thomas Brisbane (1773-1860) succeeded Macquarie as governor of New South Wales, and held office from 1821 to 1825. Much of his work as governor was to reform the system of land grants which had mushroomed under Macquarie leaving confusion and boundary disputes prevailing among grantees. Brisbane instituted proper surveys and reformed the whole system of grants, ensuring that only those who were both willing to improve the land and had the capital to do so were successful in obtaining grants. This grant was witnessed by William Elyard junior, then second clerk in the colonial secretary's office, and Robert Crawford, principal clerk. Crawford was the builder of Clyde Bank in 1824: situated in the Rocks, Sydney, it was designed by Francis Greenway and is the oldest remaining house in the city of Sydney. The document was further signed by Brisbane's nemesis, Frederick Goulburn, as registrar. Goulburn was the first official colonial secretary to be appointed and took an active role in the issuing of land grants. His handling of grants was one of the major causes of the acrimony between himself and the governor, the cause of the collapse of Brisbane's administration and the governor's recall.

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        HISTORIA NOVA DO IMPERADOR CARLOS MAGNO, E DOS DOZE PARES DE FRANÇA.

      - Contém a grande batalha, que teve com Malco, Rei de Fés, a qual venceo Reinaldos de Montalvão, e dos muitos trabalhos, que esre padeceo por traição de Galalão sendo sempre leal, constante na Fé o melhor dos doze Pares. Por J. A. R. LISBOA: Na Impressão de Alcobia. Anno 1823. In 4º de 20,8x16 cm. com 20 págs. Brochado. Ilustrado com xilogravura na folha de rosto, representando Montalvão a cavalo e Malco, com árvore do lado esquerdo. Raríssimo folheto de cordel com um episódio de Romance de Cavalaria, muito popular em Portugal. Será talvez a 6ª edição. Inocêncio refere edições de 1742 e de 1789, a BNP tem edição de 1759 e a Livraria Castro e Silva tem uma edição de 1813 não mencionada pelo ilustre bibliógrafo tal como esta também não é mencionada e dela não existem exemplares nas bibliotecas portuguesas. Na Biblioteca Estatal da Baviera existe um exemplar de edição diferente (Impressão de João Nunes Esteves) do ano de 1823. Rodrigo Veloso. Escrínio I, 2240. Edição de 1783. Inocêncio VI, 304. XII, 206. Location/localizacao: Gravureiro Gav. 8

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        Elia; [together with:] The Last Essays of Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine; A sequel to essays published under that name.

      London: Taylor and Hessey; Edward Moxon, 1823–33. - 2 volumes, octavo (173 x 111 mm). Late 19th-century tan calf by Riviere & Son, spines gilt to compartments with red and brown labels, French fillets to covers, gilt turn-ins, purple endpapers, gilt edges. Ownership stamp of Helen Ladd Corbett to front free endpapers. Very slight marking to spines and covers, Elia with 2 scratches to front cover and slight loss to gilt of fore edge, occasional very slight blemishes to contents. Lacking advertisements. Overall an excellent set. First editions, first impressions, first issue of Elia, with the title page stating a single publisher, as called for. The first issue was published without a half-title; this copy has a supplied half-title, bound in from the second issue. Charles Lamb's pseudonymous essays are largely autobiographical, dealing with mankind at large through the medium of Lamb's own experiences and impressions. They remained widely popular for decades, establishing him both at the time and since as one of the leading essayists of the 19th-century. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Works of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray, 1823 Early edition. Five volumes. Original publisher's brown paper over blue paper-covered boards with tan spine label. A very good set with some wear and sunning to spines, as well as toning to page edges. Each volume with previous owner's rubber stamp within first few pages of text; volume I with the front hinge starting; volumes III-V with spines starting and fragile, but intact. Overall, a very attractive set in the original publisher's bindings. Uncommon in this condition. This collection of works is one of several editions published after the first in 1819. The first two volumes comprise Byron's well-known narrative poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a semi-autobiographical work originally published in four parts between 1812 and 1818. Volumes III-V contain several shorter works, including the short lyric poem "She Walks in Beauty," and the narrative poem, "Mazeppa." This particular set was published the year before Byron's death in 1824.. Early Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The British Essayists

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1823. Complete set of 38 volumes. Duodecimo (61/2" X 4"). Boards marbled with leather spines and corners. Spines have six compartments with gilt titles (some missing), dates and blind stamp decorations. Text blocks generally clean and tight. A later edition of Chalmers monumental work of 1803. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order. The printing firm (now known as Pearson) dates back to 1724 with Longman's purchase from William Taylor of the shops named The Black Swan and The Ship on Paternoster Row in London. Very Good.

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        Rouge et Noir. The Academicians of 1823, or the Greeks of the Palais Royal and the Clubs of St. James's.

      London: 1823. FIRST EDITION. pp.310; 439-456, with hand-coloured frontispiece entitled 'La Roulette'. Not including pages 311 to 438, which were redacted in some cases. Bound in original linen-backed grey boards with paper label to spine, edges untrimmed. Heraldic bookplate to pastedown, bound without flyleaves, minor wear to binding, label toned. A particularly bright copy. A searing contemporary indictment of gambling clubs in Regency London. Controversial at the time of publication for actually naming some of the more profligate members of the gamester nobility.

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        Instructions in all kinds of gymnastic exercises, as taught and practised in the gymnastic institutions of Germany: designed as well for colleges, schools, and other places of education, as for private use. By a military officer.

      London: Printed for G. & W. B. Whittaker , 1823. Book measures 9 x 5 3/4 inches. Collation, xii,99pp, 11 plates, of which 2 are folding. Bound in original publishers paper backed boards, [ the boards look original, if not original they are of the period ].Boards lightly rubbed, dust/dirt marked. Binding in very good firm condition. Internally, pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy.. First Edition. Original Publishers Boards. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22. With an Appendix on Various Subjects Relating to Science and Natural History

      John Murray, London 1823 - xvi+768+[6 index] pages with 31 plates of which 11 are in color (9 in aquatint) and with four plates of plants (1 in color) preceding four large folding maps all dated March 1823, with an appendix which Sabin calls "valuable" in its contribution to the knowledge of the natural history of the area and errata slip tipped in. Quarto (10 3/4" x 8 1/2") bound in original contemporary tree calf with spine in gilt lettering. The plates were engraved by Finden, from drawings by Lieutenants Hood and Back. (Hill 635. Abbey Travel 635; Arctic Bibliography 5194; Books on Ice 3.1; Lande 1181) First edition first issue with the errata slip mounted to page 768. This expedition also known as the Coppermine Expedition of 1819–1822 had as its goal the exploration of the northern coast of Canada, which was accessed by way of the Coppermine River. The British expedition was organized by the Royal Navy as part of its attempt to discover and map the Northwest Passage. It was the first of three Arctic expeditions to be led by John Franklin, and also included George Back and John Richardson, both of whom would become significant Arctic explorers in their own right. The expedition was plagued by poor planning, bad luck and unreliable allies. The expected assistance from the local fur trading companies and native peoples was less forthcoming than expected, and the dysfunctional supply line, coupled with unusually harsh weather and the resulting absence of game, meant that the explorers were never far from starvation. Eventually the Arctic coast was reached, but barely 500 miles had been explored before the exhaustion of the party's supplies and the onset of winter forced them to turn back. The expedition made a desperate retreat across uncharted territory in a state of starvation, often with nothing more than lichen to eat. Eleven of the twenty strong party died amid accusations of murder and cannibalism before the survivors were rescued by native people of the Yellowknife tribe. In the aftermath of the expedition, John Franklin was much criticized by local fur traders for his haphazard planning and failure to adapt to the circumstances he faced, but in Britain he was received as a hero, fêted for the courage he had shown in extreme adversity. The expedition captured the public imagination, and in reference to a desperate measure he took while starving, he became known as "the man who ate his boots". Condition: Second contents leaf bound at end of preliminaries; lacks the half-title, rebacked, spine scuffed, rear board splitting along fore edge, end-papers renewed; infrequent minor foxing, occasional light offsetting from plates else about a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
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        Stadt Neuburg (Baiern)

      Kunike 1823-26, Wien - Lithograph, hand colored. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        LETTERS FROM THE CAUCASUS AND GEORGIA; TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE ACCOUNT OF A JOURNEY INTO PERSIA IN 1812, AND AN ABRIDGED HISTORY OF PERSIA SINCE THE TIME OF NADIR SHAH. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH

      London: John Murray, 1823. First Edition. Octavo; xiv; [ii]; 414pp. Modern quarter cloth spine; leather title label; marbled paper-covered boards; endpapers freshened. Some offsetting of frontis plate to title, owner name front end-paper, restorations at gutter final leaves and map hinge; hinge starting, else a very good copy, with four plates and two maps (one folding). Shelve Case 6. Spine title is "Georgian Letters." Dupont.

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        Pianta della citta di Roma con la indicazione di tutte le antichita e nuovi abbellimenti pubblicata in Roma nell'anno MDCCCXXIII

      Incisione in rame, mm 750x1130, montata su tela coeva e divisa in 32 stacchi. Riporta in basso la nota "Publicata spese di Venanzio Monaldini Libraio e Cartolaro in Piaz.ª di Spagna Nº19 an.º 1823". Molto ben conservata eccetto nella parte inf. a destra dove la cornice della stampa è rifilata e dove il sottotitolo dell'ultima veduta "Foro romano" è abraso. Prima edizione di questa grande pianta di Monaldini, che raffigura la città entro la cinta delle mura, come incisa su una lastra di pietra. Sui lati la pianta è arricchita da sono16 piccole vedute raffiguranti alcuni tra i maggiori monumenti: Basilica di S. Pietro; Basilica di S.M. Maggiore; Pantheon di Agrippa; Foro romano; Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano; Basilica di S. Paolo; Campidoglio; Anfiteatro Flavio; Piramide di C. Cestio; Foro Trajano; Monte Cavallo. Ai lati della pianta vi è poi un lungo elenco di toponimi. C. Marigliani, Le Piante di Roma delle collezioni private, p. 318-319, n. 249

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        Historisch Topographisches Lexicon von Steyermark. 4 Bände.

      Graz, And. Kienreich, 1822-1823. - Erstausgabe. - „Mit seinem Lexikon, das auch biographische und genealogische Angaben enthält, schuf Schmutz eine umfassende Landesaufnahme, die auch heute noch einen nützlichen Behelf für die landesgeschichtliche Forschung der Steiermark darstellt, u.a. durch den Abdruck inzwischen verlorengegangener Quellen" (ÖBL X, 348). - Einbände berieben, bestoßen u. etw. fleckig. Ein Rückenschild m. Randabriß, eines m. Stoßspur (dadurch kl. Fehlstelle). Gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Schlossar 92; Zischka 101; Wurzbach XXX, 341 („Wenig gekanntes und seltenes Werk"). ge Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 8°. Mit 2 lithogr. Titelbildern, 4 lithogr. Titeln u. zahlr. Ortswappen a. 3 lithogr. Tafeln. Zus. ca. 2400 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg., den goldgepr. Initialen „J. K." sowie je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Thoughts and details on the high and low prices of the last thirty years. Part I. On the alterations in the currency. [Part II. On the effect of war. Part III. On the effect of the seasons. Part IV. A table of the prices of various commodities from 1782 to 1822, with statements of quantities; preceded by some general remarks].

      John Murray, 1823., London: - 4 parts in 2 volumes. 8vo. viii, 220; viii, 61, [1], 185, [1], 85, [1], [2 blank], 77, [1] pp. Large folding table (vol. I). Original blue cloth-backed red pebbled paper overs boards, printed paper spine label applied to spine of second volume; corners showing, joints cracked, reinforced with kozo. Good. Complete sets are rare. First edition of what the Quarterly Review [vol. 29, (Apr. & July, 1823), p. 214], called "a very valuable contribution to the science of political economy." The author made a systematic study of prices of various commodities and making judgements on the science of economics. "Thomas Tooke is the founder of the contra-quantity theory of money - the view that monetary policy is powerless to influence prices because the supply of money depends on the flow of money expenditure and hence is the result and not the cause of price changes." [p. 250] â€" Blaug. "The work of 1823, Thoughts and details on the high and low prices of the last thirty years, provided the basis for Tooke's monetary thought until and including the publication in 1838 of the first two volumes of his massive treatise The History of Prices. In this treatise, Tooke aimed to continue what he saw as his main challenge, the detailed collection and interpretation of price trends. While the 1823 work covered the years 1793-1822, the 1838 volumes extended the coverage through 1837." [page 58] "The data to be used appeared in the appendix to Tooke's 1823 book . This book analyses the years 1793-1822, but the appendix, compiled by Tooke's assistant A. Hinrichs, provides details on prices for 41 years, from 1782 to 1822. Prices are quoted for 41 commodities. The number of price quotations differs for each year. If the price of a commodity did not change in a particular year, Tooke quoted a single price. It the price of a commodity showed a certain trend (upward or downward) during the year and the two extreme prices were a and b, Tooke informed us of (a, b) for that commodity, i.e., one cannot tell whether the price rose or fell. If a commodity showed one maximum (or minimum) and two trends through the year (upward to downward or vice versa) Tooke quoted (a, b, c). Thus the number of price quotations for each commodity is not constant, but ranges from one to ten, if there were nine different successive trends for a particular commodity in a certain year, as, for example, in the case of coffee in 1819. In addition, Tooke sometimes reports separate data series according to the quality (high or low) or origin (e.g., Russia or Sweden) of the commodity. The first step of the present analysis was to compute an average price for each commodity for each year over the various quotations and series provided." [p. 150] â€" Arie Arnon, Thomas Tooke: Pioneer of Monetary Theory, (1991). "The debate in Britain over the steep decline in prices that accompanied a general depression in economic activity in the period after the French Wars largely motivated Tooke to write his first book on political economy, Thoughts and details on the high and low prices of the last thirty years, published in 1823. The book was well received, confirming Tooke's rowing reputation as a political economist 'remarkable for his range of knowledge and sound judgement' (Higgs 1921: xiii)." [p. 17] â€" Matthew Smith, Thomas Tooke and the Monetary Thought of Classical Economics, (2011). Einaudi 5659; Goldsmiths 23825; Kress C.1163. See: Mark Blaug, Great economists before Keynes, Humanities Press, (1986), p. 250. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della istoria d'Italia antica e moderna. 19 Bände (= komplett). Del Cav. Luigi Bossi, socio dell I. R. Istituto delle scienze e dell I. R. Accademia delle belle arti di Milano, della R. Accademia delle scienze di Torino, dell Accademia Archeologica di Roma, della Pontaniana di Napoli, di quella de Geografili di Firenze, degli Etruschi di Cartona ecc. Con carte geografiche e tavole. Incise in rame.

      Milano, G. P. Giegler, 1819-1823. - 12°. 15 cm. 588, 637, 604, 662, 652, 772, 502, 658, 752, 680, 720, 903, 760, 899, 756, 711, 970, 711 und 712 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. 1. Auflage. Graesse, Trésor de livres rares et précieux I, 501. Italienischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit 94 gestochenen Tafeln und einer Karte (= komplett). Rücken teilweise wenig fleckig. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Gute bis sehr gute Exemplare. First edition. Italian language edition. With 94 engravings and one map. Half-leather binding. Spines lightly spotted. Exlibris on inside cover. Nearly fine copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CHARACTER OF THE RUSSIANS, and a Detailed History of Moscow. With a dissertation on the Russian language, and an appendix, containing tables, political, statistical, and historical; an account of the Imperial Agricultural Society of Moscow;

      London, printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1823.. a catalogue of plants found in and near Moscow; an essay on the origin and progress of architecture in Russia, &c. &c. FIRST EDITION 1823. 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, 22 engraved plates only of 23, LACKING THE FOLDING COLOURED PANORAMA OF THE KREMLIN, 12 aquatint hand-coloured plates, 1 uncoloured aquatint, 10 black and white engraved plates, 3 folding, plus large folding engraved map of Moscow, 2 woodcuts in the text, pages: 3-28, [2] - subtitle, [i]-cliv, [2] - subtitle, [1]-639, [1] - Errata, (our collation is the same as Abbey), bound in modern full maroon morocco, gilt lettering and extra gilt decoration to spine, gilt and blind decoration to edges of covers, new endpapers, matching plain cloth slipcase. Folding plan has 2 repairs to inner margin, not affecting the image, most of the black and white engravings including the plan are browned with brown offset to pages either side, 1 lower margin has a tiny hole, not affecting text, several pages have some pale staining, all text legible, pale offset on several colour plates from text. A very good copy. See: J. R.Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, Volume 1, No. 227, pages 201-202. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        John Anster Fitzgerald - 19th Century Watercolour, Lacrimosa

      19th Century - John Anster Fitzgerald - Original 19th Century Watercolour. On card. Unsigned. In fine condition.John Anster Christian Fitzgerald (1823 ? 1906) was an accomplished painter, best known for his fairy subjects. He was nicknamed "Fairy Fitzgerald" and ?King of the Faerie Painters? His dark fairy scenes have been compared to the surreal nightmare-scapes of Hieronymus Bosch and are fantastical depictions that blend the real and the imagined world. He was born in Lambeth, Surrey and his father, William Thomas Fitzgerald, was a minor Irish poet. Fitzgerald was largely self-taught with no formal art training. His work was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1845. He also went on to exhibit at the British Institution, the Society of British Artists and the Royal Watercolour Society. One of his most famous commissions was a series of Christmas fairies for the Illustrated London News in 1850. Size: Medium (15-30cm) Framed: No Style: Realism Weight: 501.00g

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        Pianta della citta di Roma con la indicazione di tutte le antichita e nuovi abbellimenti pubblicata in Roma nell'anno MDCCCXXIII

      Roma 1823 - Incisione in rame, mm 750x1130, montata su tela coeva e divisa in 32 stacchi. Riporta in basso la nota "Publicata spese di Venanzio Monaldini Libraio e Cartolaro in Piaz.? di Spagna N?19 an.? 1823". Molto ben conservata eccetto nella parte inf. a destra dove la cornice della stampa Ë rifilata e dove il sottotitolo dell'ultima veduta "Foro romano" Ë abraso. Prima edizione di questa grande pianta di Monaldini, che raffigura la citt? entro la cinta delle mura, come incisa su una lastra di pietra. Sui lati la pianta Ë arricchita da sono16 piccole vedute raffiguranti alcuni tra i maggiori monumenti: Basilica di S. Pietro; Basilica di S.M. Maggiore; Pantheon di Agrippa; Foro romano; Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano; Basilica di S. Paolo; Campidoglio; Anfiteatro Flavio; Piramide di C. Cestio; Foro Trajano; Monte Cavallo. Ai lati della pianta vi Ë poi un lungo elenco di toponimi. C. Marigliani, Le Piante di Roma delle collezioni private, p. 318-319, n. 249 vedutistica.

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        The Works Of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray 1823 - London: John Murray, 1823. Lord Byron's Works in a Fine polished calf contemporary Regency Binding. The Works. London: John Murray, 1823. Four octavo volumes (8.5 inches tall approximately). Vol I – iii-xii, 303, [1]; Vol II – [iv], 359, [1]; Vol III – [iv], 345, [1, blank], [2]; Vol IV – iii-viii, 367, [1, blank] pp. Full contemporary polished calf, with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very ornate gilt and blind tooling to the panels; boards decoratively lined in gilt and blind. Inner gilt dentelles. A very attractive set with the bookplate of Nathaniel Bond of Holme to the front paste down. All page edges marbled. A lovely set in a fine Regency binding. George Gordon Byron (later Noel), 6th Baron Byron, FRS (1788-1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement.     Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – nicely decorated in gilt with “London 1823” at the base. Light wear to top and base of spine. Joints – very good condition – worn to the joints where the chord has rubbed the leather. Corners – good condition – gently bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – gilt and blind lined; some scratches and marks. Page edges – very good condition – all page edges marbled. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – all solid. Paste downs – good condition – brown. End papers – very good condition – some foxing. Title – very good condition – some foxing and offsetting to volume I from the portrait. Pages – very good condition – some foxing. Binding – very good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1823 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diorama anglais, ou Promenades pittoresques à Londres [.] par M. S. Ouvrage orné de vingt-quatre planches gravées et enluminées, et de plusieurs sujets caractéristiques.

      - Paris, Jules Didot l'aîné, Baudouin Frères, 1823. In-8, (2)-234 pp., reliure de l'époque demi-veau, dos orné (reliure frottée, rousseurs). Illustré de 24 planches vivement rehaussées à l'aquarelle (complet) et de vignettes en noir dans le texte. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Ehon mushi erami.

      Edo: Tsutaya Jusaburo, (1823). (19), (15)pp. Likely third edition. Masterfully illustrated with fifteen prints by Kitagawa Utamaro, softly colored and finely detailed, showing insects and reptiles tucked among lush plants. Each spread is accompanied by a pair of flowing 31-syllable kyoka poems, humorously relating the sentiments of love to insects. In the preface, the compiler, Yadoya no Meshimori, relates the "origin" of the poems: he and his companions had gone down to the River Sumida one night to listen to the insects, and had engaged in a poetry-writing competition. However, Asano and Clark posit, "It is more likely that the whole project was proposed and carried out from start to finish by the publisher Tsutaya Jusaburo, himself taking the central role." A publisher's note in the back solicits kyoka submissions for three future volumes on the themes of birds, fish, and animals. (Momochidori Kyoka is on birds, and Shiohi no Tsuto is on seashells rather than fish; the volume on animals was never published.) Although this is the earliest of Utamaro's nature studies, it is by no means the least skillful. Hillier accurately describes the marriage of Utamaro's artistry with the technical precision of the printing: "the perfection of the detail, the fineness of the lines, the range of colour, the gradation of tone, the addition of mica to the wings of insects, all reach a degree of refinement that has never been excelled." This edition of the work is bound in stenciled blue covers decorated in gold with pine trees and clouds, and is missing the postscript by Toriyama Seiken. Unlike the edition with woodblock printed covers, this edition has horizontal chain lines. Examples of this edition can be found in the Rijksprentenkabinet of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Kunsthalle Bremen Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Volume one has a broken string and one short worm track, professionally filled in, and both volumes show some soil and wear to the covers although the interior is bright and clean. Housed together in four-flap chitsu of green cloth with a blank gold label, hinges weak and missing one clasp. (Hillier, pp. 409-414; Ryerson, pp. 220-221; Rijksprentenkabinet Catalogue of the Collection of Japanese Prints Part II, no. 85; Kunsthalle Bremen, p. 224; Asano and Clark 463).

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        Chemische Grundsätze der Kunst Branntwein zu brennen : nach den neuesten Entdeckungen und Vervollkommnungen derselben theoretisch und praktisch dargestellt ; nebst einer Anweisung zur Fabrikation der wichtigsten Liqueure 2 BÄNDE

      Berlin Amelang Verlag 1823 2. Auflage, 2 Halblederbände der Zeit, 8°, XXIV, 552 Seiten und 6 von 7 Kupfertafeln, VIII, 328 Seiten und 12 von 12 Kupfertafeln; Titelblätter mit alter Stempelung, eine der gefalteten Kupfertafeln leicht verknittert, Vorsatz leicht beschädigt, digitale Bilder gerne auf AnfrageVersand D: 9,00 EUR Destillationsapparatur Destillation Schnaps Branntwein

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        The Cabinet; or Philosopher's Masterpiece. Containing a fore-knowledge of future events. Translated from a German manuscript, the only one in the world, found in the cabinet of Bonaparte, after the battle of Leipsic, by M.S. Dangell, teacher of languages and professor of philosophy. The original copy is now deposited in the College of Oxford.

      'Reprinted from the Dublin edition' 1823 - some browning and spotting, minor tear to title not affecting text, pp. [44], 12mo, modern grey and white boards, front cover with simple paper title pasted in centre, good. A curious scheme for fortune telling. It is doubtful whether there is any Dublin original, or indeed a manuscript. But the work enjoyed some popularity, since editions (of which this is the earliest recorded), pop up all over the place, and to the end of the 19th century, especially in the US, with French and Danish editions also manifest. Rare in any edition.

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        Edward Livingston

      February 4, 1823. The letter reads, <I>"Dear Sir, observing that the assertion of the Portuguese Government is directed towards a reform in their Civil Code, I have entertained some thoughts of becoming a competition for the honor of giving them a system of Jurisprudence in conformity with the decree of the . . . The Civil being the common law of the Country, under which I have practiced for Twenty Years, and many of the laws of Spain, which are in force here, having been as I suppose introduced into Portugal, during the period of near a Country, that those countries were united. I possess some facilities for the performance of the Work and which might alone induce me to undertake it, but I am chiefly determined from the Circumstances of my having been appointed, alone to prepare a Criminal and jointly, with two other gentlemen a Civil Code for this state. We are now at work and will have those Codes ready in about two years and I have thought that with some materials and Information from Portugal, I might make the necessary modification to adapt the works I am preparing here for the Meridian of the Tagus. May I beg the favor therefore from you, Sir, to purchase for me the "New Constitution" of Portugal all the laws of a general Nature made since the Establishment of the . . . , and he best historical account of that revolution that can be procured if it exists in some other form, from the Gazelles on pamphlets that may have been published on the subject. I shall also want that statutes of Lamgego enacted by Alphousa the 1st in 1145 such a collection or Abridgment of the Royal Ordinance or Edicts as are used in their courts, particularly the edicts of 1769 - relative to the civil laws and two or three of the most approved Commentators and a System of their practices, (if here be), as I suppose there must be such a book, and the most approved of the Histories of Portugal together with a Portuguese . . . in that language, I do not however wish to go to a greater . . . than one hundred and fifty dollars for those objects for any sum within which limits you will be pleased to draw on . . . of Liverpool. Perhaps the Secretary of State and being informed of the Object for which they are wanted might furnish me with other materials, which I do not know how to designate, but which might be extremely useful to me in the work. As that Government is now engaged in the work of Reformation, I have imagined that some of their Statesmen might like to . . . a plan preparatory to the Execution of the duty to which I have before alluded to which was presented to our legislature I have therefore enclosed two copies (bound) one for his Majesty, the other for the . . . which I pray your Excellency to present with the accompanying Notes, after having given them to the proper address and made - (if that be proper or necessary) a translation of the notes accompany the originals. If I have any need which I very much fear I have, of our apology to his Excellency the Minister, for the liberty I take, and the great trouble I give. I must request my old and highly respected friend General Dearbourn to make my Excuses for me. He will recollect the perilous political struggles we made in the same cause, and will learn perhaps with some surprise - that I am entering again on the same career, in the same station after an interval of more than Twenty Years. As you may like to see what you present, I enclose a copy of the Work (unbound) which perhaps you may find leisure to peruse. There is always some ridicule attached to attempts either unsuccessful or not persevered in - Therefore I would not wish to have my intentions mentioned further, than may be necessary to procure me the means of executing them. I have the honor to be with great respect. Your Excellency;s most Obedient servant. Edw. Livingston."</I> <br /><br />His elder brother, Robert Livingston, had just successfully completed the negotiations by which the territory of Louisiana became the property of the United States. In December, 1803, he left New York for New Orleans by sailing vessel, reaching the latter city in February, 1804, where he at once resumed his professional career, hoping thereby to retrieve his fortunes. By accepting fees in land in lieu of ready money, he soon acquired property that promised to become a fortune within a few years. He found that the legal practice in the new province consisted of an unfortunate medley of the civil and Spanish law, and in consequence he drew up a code of procedure that in 1805 was adopted by the Louisiana legislature. Among his private debts at the time of his leaving New York was a judgment that had been assigned to Aaron Burr, for which the latter applied through his agent in New Orleans. General James Wilkinson, obtaining this information, attempted in court to connect Livingston with Burr's conspiracy; but the effort failed, and Wilkinson made himself ridiculous by his interference in the matter. One of the most celebrated eases of the time was his controversy with Thomas Jefferson, who was then president of the United States, over the title and possession of the property known as Batture Sainte Marie. In 1820 he was elected to the lower house of the Louisiana legislature, and in 1822 he was sent to congress from the New Orleans district, serving, with two re-elections, from 23 December, 1822, till 3 March, 1829. In 1823 he was appointed, with Louis Moreau Lislet, to revise the civil code of Louisiana, a work which was completed the next year, and substantially ratified by enactment. Meanwhile, in 1821, he was entrusted solely with the task of preparing a code of criminal law and procedure. The next year he made a report of his plan for the work, which was afterward reprinted in London and Paris. His code was submitted to the legislature in 1826, but never directly accepted. It was very favorably received by the legal profession in this country and Europe, adding greatly to his fame. It visibly influenced the legislation of several countries, and parts of it were adopted entirely in Guatemala. He paid his long-standing debt to the government in 1826, with interest amounting to $100,014.89, by the disposal to the United States of property in New Orleans, to which his title was clear and undisputed.

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        Teilansicht, Innenstadtansicht m. d. "Kirche zu Kiderich im Rheingau".

      - kol. Lithographie v. Dom. Quaglio, dat. 1823, 42,1 x 34,8 (H) Seltene und frühe Lithographie. - Im Stein 1823 datiert.

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        Irish Freebooter; or, Surprising Adventures of Captain Redmond.

      1823 - The Spirit of Robin Hood [Criminals]. [Ireland]. O'Hanlon, Redmond. Irish Freebooter; Or, Surprising Adventures of Captain Redmond O'Hanlan, a Celebrated Robber, Who, For Many Years Commanded a Banditti, And Laid a Considerable Part of the Country Under Annual Contributions. Together with the Life and Adventures of Humphrey Kynaston, Who, After Spending a Splendid Fortune Commenced Robber [sic], And Supported Hundreds of the Poor, By Depredations on the Rich. New York: Published by W. Borradaile, 1823. 22 pp. Woodcut frontispiece. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers, untrimmed edges. Moderate soiling, wrappers split along spine, but secure, light browning and foxing to text. $650. * First American edition. First published in London in 1819, this is a chapbook account of famed robbers who followed in the path of Robin Hood. Appended is a further account of "The Remarkable Case of Wm. Butterworth and F. Jennison for the murder of Mr. Groundwater." The front wrapper is dated 1824 and contains a list of "Pamphlets, &c." published by Borradaile at 130 Fulton St., NY. OCLC locates 5 copies of this imprint (American Antiquarian Society, Arizona State University, Harvard, Rollins College, University of Kentucky). American Imprints 12931. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Newspapers

      1823. Collection of 102 issues of the “Essex Register,” four pages each, five columns per page, published in Salem, Massachusetts Wednesdays and Saturdays through February 1st, thereafter Mondays and Thursdays, by Warwick Palfray, Jun., from January 1, 1823 to December 29, 1823, missing the December 8th and 11th issues, 408 pages, 14” x 19.5”, front and verso. Light foxing. Local advertisements are in every issue, including the sale of cough drops, books, houses, dry goods, coffee, elixers, guns, hair restorers, food, and spermaceti oil. Listed are postal rates, letters that have not been picked up at the post office, times of sunrise and sunset, and notices of rooms to let, rental of wagons, and stage coach schedules from Salem to Boston, among many varied ads. The newspapers were published on paper made using cotton rag fiber and are in very good condition. A tear on one page has been repaired. Pages are lightly foxed; a few are soiled. Bound together with marble boards, torn cloth spine. Some newspapers are loose. The torn spine is imprinted “Salem (Mass.) Essex Register Jan. â€

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        Diorama Anglais

      Paris: chez Jules Didot [and] Baudouin Frères, 1823. Tom, Jerry, and Bob Logic en Français&#11;Twenty-Four Hand-Colored Aquatint Engravings&#11;&#11;[CRUIKSHANK, George and Robert, illustrators]. EGAN, Pierce. Diorama Anglais, ou Promenades Pittoresques a Londres, Renfermant les Notes les plus Exactes sur les Caracteres, les Moeurs et usages de la Nation Anglaise, Prises dans les Differentes Classes de la Societe. Par M. S..... Ouvrage orné de vingt-quatre Planches Gravées et Enluminées, et de Plumieurs Sujets Caracteristiques. Paris: chez Jules Didot [and] Baudouin Frères, 1823. &#11;&#11;First edition in French of Egan's Life in London. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 9/16 inches; 217 x 141 mm). [4], 235, [1, blank] pp. Twenty-four hand-colored aquatint engravings, with tissue guards, after George and Robert Cruikshank, unsigned, but similar to those used in the English version of Egan's classic, which contained thirty-six plates. &#11;&#11;Contemporary quarter red roan over red diaper pattern paper boards. Smooth spine with five decorative gilt rules, lettered in gilt. Engraved bookplate of Sir David Lionel Goldsmit-Stern-Salomons on gfront paste-down. Old booksellers description pasted onto front flyleaf. Some light foxing to text. An excellent copy with great provenance.&#11;&#11;"By finding the right men [the Cruikshanks] for his work [Egan] made Life In London one the great successes of the day, comparable to that other triumphant alliance of humour and art in the pages of Dr Syntax" (Prideaux).&#11;&#11;"A journalist, and a well-known character in his day, [Pierce Egan] wrote nothing so popular as this Life in London. Indeed, the taste for it amounted to a craze. For his illustrations, Egan went to two brothers, Isaac Robert and George Cruikshank…the success of the work was so great that the artists could not colour the engravings fast enough for the demand. It suited the taste of the time, when a 'fast' life had become a sophisticated and conscious aim. Life in London is a guide to a fast life.…Part of the success enjoyed by [Pierce Egan's Life in London] was due, no doubt, to its readers' belief that they could name the originals of the fictitious characters. Imitations came swift and frequent…" (The Cambridge History of English and American Literature ).&#11;&#11;Cohn 263.

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        Newspapers

      1823. Collection of 102 issues of the “Essex Register,” four pages each, five columns per page, published in Salem, Massachusetts Wednesdays and Saturdays through February 1st, thereafter Mondays and Thursdays, by Warwick Palfray, Jun., from January 1, 1823 to December 29, 1823, missing the December 8th and 11th issues, 408 pages, 14” x 19.5”, front and verso. Light foxing. Local advertisements are in every issue, including the sale of cough drops, books, houses, dry goods, coffee, elixers, guns, hair restorers, food, and spermaceti oil. Listed are postal rates, letters that have not been picked up at the post office, times of sunrise and sunset, and notices of rooms to let, rental of wagons, and stage coach schedules from Salem to Boston, among many varied ads. The newspapers were published on paper made using cotton rag fiber and are in very good condition. A tear on one page has been repaired. Pages are lightly foxed; a few are soiled. <br /><br />Bound together with marble boards, torn cloth spine. Some newspapers are loose. The torn spine is imprinted <I>“Salem (Mass.) Essex Register Jan. – Dec. 1823”</I> noted in ink <I>“8362”</I> with imprint <I>“Library of Congress.”</I> This bound volume was originally in the collection of the Library of Congress, call number 8362. When the Library puts its newspapers on microfilm, it cuts the spine so that each page can be photographed. After it has been put on microfilm, the bound newspapers are offered to other libraries, archives, and institutions, as was this one.<br /><br />On the forthcoming 1824 presidential election, of John C. Calhoun, the January 8th editorial concludes that <I>“Mr. Calhoun is but forty years of age – and this we think a sufficient reason why he should not be President of the United States, for eight years at least. It is true the Constitution admits it after thirty-five. But the first office in this Republic ought not to be conferred but upon the most mature years, the ripest judgment, and the fullest experience. None of our Presidents yet elected have been younger than Fifty-three. And we trust in our day no man will be elected President who is under Fifty, or over Sixty-five, as we would guard as sedulously against the imbecility of age, as the ardent feelings of middle life. The January 11th editorial predicts that New England Republicans would favor a ticket of John Quincy Adams for President and Andrew Jackson for Vice President. The January 18th editorial concludes that the young age of Henry Clay “alone would be a sufficient reason why he should not be President at the present time.”</I> The article begins <I>“the Hon. Henry Clay, of Kentucky, is stated in the Western papers to be from forty to forty-two years old. This, we are confident, is a mistake – he must be nearly fifty...”</I> He was actually 45. Political editorials relating to the 1824 presidential election are in many issues, some headed “The Presidency,” comparing the presidential qualifications of John Q. Adams (the choice of the “Essex Register”) and Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, and William H. Crawford.<br /><br />News of Simon Bolivar is in the May 5th edition: <I>“We have conversed with a gentleman who came passenger in the schooner Dart, arrived here [Baltimore] on Saturday in 24 days from Carthagena. He left Guayaquil about the middle of March, at which time President Bolivar was there. The expedition which the Peruvian Patriots had sent against the Royalists near Lima had been defeated – at the last accounts the Royalists were within a few leagues of Lima, which place, it was supposed, would inevitable fall into their hands again...President Bolivar had about 4000 men at Guayaquil and as many at Cuenca in the interior. He was preparing a secret expedition, which, there is no doubt is to be directed against Peru...”</I><br /><br />The May 8th issue announces a report received from London of <I>“the declaration of war by France against Spain as well as the Manifesto of the French Government on its armies entering Spain...”</I> News of the war continues in subsequent editions. France entered Spain to restore the Spanish monarchy. England, as well as the United States, feared France would regain its presence in the Americas once King Ferdinand VII returned to power.<br /><br />Four of the five columns of the first page of the May 29th edition is devoted to <I>“Extracts from The Age of Bronze. A Poem by Lord Byron.”</I> The newspaper has published numbers III through VIII and, on page 2, XVII of the 18 cantos of Byron’s latest poem, a political satire inspired by current events and the Congress of Verona. The poem had been published on April 1, 1823; this may be its first printing in America. In part, <I>“The prophets of young Freedom, summoned far/From climes of Washington and Bolivar,/Henry, the forest-born Demosthenes,/Whose thunder shook the Philip of the seas;/And Stoic Franklin’s energetic shade,/Robed in the lightnings which his hand allay’d;/And Washington, the tyrant-tamer, wake,/To bid us blush for these old chains, or break...”</I> The June 19th issue notes that <I>“Lord Byron, the celebrated Poet, is about to enter the service of the Greeks. If he can cause them to be sung into invincibility, he will confer a blessing on the world.”</I> Byron sailed for Greece on July 15, 1823. He became ill in February and on April 19th, at the age of 36, Lord Byron died in Missolonghi, Greece.<br /><br />June 23rd brings news of <I>“the American colony of free blacks in Africa.”</I. In part, <I>“The U.S. ship Cyanne had just arrived at St. Thomas, which place she left last January, and proceeded to Sierra Leone, from thence to the American colony at Mesurado, and from thence back again to St. Thomas. She arrived at Mesurado about the 1st of April last, when the colonies were found in a most wretched state; they had not only been attacked by the natives, by which their numbers were greatly decreased, but they were almost suffering for the want of common materials for building a shelter from the open air. It was said to be more owing to good fortune than their means of defense, that they were not all butchered by the crafty savages who surround them, their dependence against thousands being two or three small cannons, enclosed with a kind of rail fence for a beast work. Nothing could have been more seasonable than the arrival of Captain Spence...he supplied them with arms and ammunition, and built a strong stone castle, mounting several guns – this, when he left there, required the exertions of the colonists for about two days to make it a complete defense and protection against any force that might be brought to oppose it. He also refitted the U.S. schooner Augusta, leaving her under the command of lieut. Richard Dashiell, with instructions that will afford every assistance to the colony...”</I> The American colony of free blacks was established by the American Colonization Society at Cape Mesurado, between Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast, in 1822. The present city of Monrovia, Liberia, is just south of the original colony. The Republic of Liberia became independent in 1847.<br /><br />A recent flight of famed English balloonist Charles Green is reported on July 28th, in his own words. The article is headed <I>“Ærial Voyage/ Mr. Green, the Æronaut, ascended in a balloon from Hackney, in England, on the evening of June 3, 1823. The following is his own account of the voyage...”</I><br /><br />An exhibition of <I>“Wax Figures”</I> is announced in the August 28th and September 1st, 4th, and 11th issues to be held <I>“for a few days only”</I> at the Sun Tavern. The figures are <I>“as large as life, representing likenesses of several celebrated characters; among which are, President Monroe...a striking representation of the late Duel between Commodores Decatur and Barron, attended by their Friends, Com. Bainbridge and Capt. Elliott – and many others equally interesting...Admittance 25 cents – Children half price. A handsome deduction to those who come with their children. Music on an elegant organ...”</I> Commencements at Dartmouth and Harvard are reported in the August 28th issue.<br /><br />The October 2nd issue reports the <I>“Death of the Pope. Pope Pius VII died at Rome, on the morning of the 20th of August.”</I> The October 13, 1823 issue devotes two columns to the <I>“Election of a Pope.”</I> The November 17th issue announces <I>“The New Pope. Cardinal Della Genga was elected Pope on the 27th of September, and has taken the title of Leo XII...”</I><br /><br /><I>“New York Grand Canal”</I> headlines a column on the first page of the October 16th issue. <I>“Celebration at Albany. This great Canal, when completed, will open a water-communication from Hudson River to Lake Erie...The celebration of the passage of the first boat from the Grand Canal into the Hudson took place at Albany on Wednesday, the 8th inst.. At 12 o’clock, the elegant Canal Boat, the ‘De Witt Clinton,’ appeared with colours flying, and superbly ornamented...The Lock was then opened, and the boat De Witt Clinton passed through it...”</I><br /><br />An editorial in the December 15th issue headed <I>“The President’s Message”</I> reports a question posed by a “New-York editor” concerning the new governments in the Americas formerly under Spain’s control. The newspaper quotes from President Monroe’s December 2nd address: <I>“In the war between those new governments and Spain, we declared our neutrality at the time of their recognition, and to this we have adhered, and shall continue to adhere, provided no change shall occur which, in the judgment of the competent authorities of this government, shall make a corresponding change, on the part of the United States, indispensable to their security...If we look to the comparative strength and resources of Spain and those new governments, and their distances from each other, it is obvious that she can never subdue them. It is still the true policy of the United States, to leave the parties to themselves, in the hope that other powers will pursue the same course.”</I> The President was telling the European powers that they were not to interfere with the newly independent nations of the Americas and that it was the policy of the United States to remain neutral in their affairs unless <I>“other powers”</I> shall interfere in the new governments which would affect the security of the United States. This new American policy became known as the Monroe Doctrine. Ex Library of Congress. <br /> <br />

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      John Murray, London 1823 - 6 volumes in-8. Vols I-IV are stated in four volumes and are dated 1923. Vols. V-VI are stated in six volumes and are dated 1825. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau, filets dorés, dos à nerfs, ornés, tranches dorées. Très bon état à l'intérieur,(le premier plat du premier volume est détaché, la coiffe du 2e volume légèrement abîmée). A l'intérieur du premier plat se trouve l'inscription suivante: "E testamento Johannis Coxe Hippisley Baroneti hoc praemium accepit Guglielmus Laxton. Honoris Causa. Anno Domini 1826.". Sur le premier feuillet blanc on trouve l'insciption à la main: Henry . Laxton, June 93. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CHARACTER OF THE RUSSIANS, and a Detailed History of Moscow. With a dissertation on the Russian language, and an appendix, containing tables, political, statistical, and historical; an account of the Imperial Agricultural Society of Moscow

      London, printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1823. a catalogue of plants found in and near Moscow; an essay on the origin and progress of architecture in Russia, &c. &c. FIRST EDITION 1823. 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, 22 engraved plates only of 23, LACKING THE FOLDING COLOURED PANORAMA OF THE KREMLIN, 12 aquatint hand-coloured plates, 1 uncoloured aquatint, 10 black and white engraved plates, 3 folding, plus large folding engraved map of Moscow, 2 woodcuts in the text, pages: 3-28, [2] - subtitle, [i]-cliv, [2] - subtitle, [1]-639, [1] - Errata, (our collation is the same as Abbey), bound in modern full maroon morocco, gilt lettering and extra gilt decoration to spine, gilt and blind decoration to edges of covers, new endpapers, matching plain cloth slipcase. Folding plan has 2 repairs to inner margin, not affecting the image, most of the black and white engravings including the plan are browned with brown offset to pages either side, 1 lower margin has a tiny hole, not affecting text, several pages have some pale staining, all text legible, pale offset on several colour plates from text. A very good copy. See: J. R.Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, Volume 1, No. 227, pages 201-202. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Portugal illuminado.

      Coimbra, Na Real Imprensa da Universidade, 1823. - 4°, contemporary decorative wrappers (chipped, spine gone). Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. Light browning, with a few small stains, but uncut and on the whole in fine condition. 195 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of the author's only published work. In it he supports the absolutist cause, favoring the Inquisition and opposing the 1822 Constitution. Pages 135-94 consist of notes, some of them with rather learned references.Born in Maiorca (Coimbra), Pinto de Sousa studied law at the Universidade de Coimbra and served as a judge in Cabeço de Vide.*** Innocêncio V, 106. Porbase cites a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. Not located in Hollis or Orbis. NUC: ICN. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-HORSE-WINTER-CART-Gericault-1823

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. A wagon pulled up a hill by a team of horses. A rider rides the opposite direction while holding the reins of a second horse. This one has slipped to the ground. Crayon style lithograph on wove paper. Description: From a set of 5 prints published by Mme Hulin. State: third state of 3. Ref: Delteil 76.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jean Louis Andre Theodore Gericault' after own design. Jean Louis Andre Theodore Gericault (French; 1791-1824) originated from Rouen. He quickly combined his great talent with aan interest for horses and everything connected to horses. Together with Eugene Delacroix he changed the taste for art in France in the early 19th. century. Condition: Very good, given age. Margins cropped to or just over the platemark. Some foxing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-A6-01 The overall size is ca. 9 x 12.3 inch. The image size is ca. 9 x 12.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 22.8 x 31.2 cm. The image size is ca. 22.8 x 31.2 cm.

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        Boxiana; or, sketches of ancient and modern Pugilism, from the days of the renowned Broughton and Slack, championship of Cribb.

      London:: Sherwood, Jones & Co. 1823-1829., 1823. Five volumes. Small 4to. viii, 497; viii, 580; xiv, 676; viii, 794; viii, 640 pp. Frontis., 32+9+9+7+12 [i.e. 69] lithographed plates (4 folding); some plates lightly foxed. Full modern black morocco to period style, gilt-stamped spine titles, raised bands. Book-label of E.L. Hersey. Fine. AN ELEGANT AND COMPLETE SET, GRAGERIZED WITH EXTRA ILLUSTRATIONS. Boxiana was an indispensable part of a sporting gentleman's library, the provoker of innumerable discussions and the unique authority in the settling of arguments relating to 'the gentle science'. This is one of the most important 19th century sporting references ever written, giving accounts of bare-knuckle bouts that lasted as long as 43 rounds, leaving the contestants battered and bloody. Included here is the plate of The Second contest between Cribb & Molineaux, in which the African-American Tom Molineaux was beaten fair and square; he had been cheated out of his first bout. According to the writer Pierce Egan, who was present, Molineaux stood five foot eight and a quarter inches tall, and for this fight weighed "fourteen stone two" (198 pounds). Molineaux had barely trained for the fight, instead spending vast sums of his manager's money on women and alcohol. Cribb on the other hand, had been in a strict training program, which consisted of no sex, no alcohol, punching tree bark and soaking his fists in vinegar. List of boxers portraits: Broughton, Figg*, John Smith*, Broughton & Slack, George Stevenson*, Jack Slack, Johnson & Perrins, Richard Humphries*, William Warr*, James Belcher*, Henry Pearce*, George Taylor*, John Gulley*, William Wood*, Tom Paddington Jones*, Dan Mendoza*, Humphries & Mendoza, John Jackson, Caleb Baldwin*, Joe Berks*, Dutch Sam*, Tom Belcher*, Bob Gregson*, Tom Molineaux*, John Fosbrook*, Tom Cribb, Cribb & Molineaux, Joe Ward, Bill Gibbons*, Bill Richmond*, Jack Power*, John Lancaster*, Ned Painter, Harry Harmer, Ned Turner, Tom Owen, Jack Scroggins, Jack Randall, Harry Holt, Thomas Cribb, George Head, William Fuller, Thomas Belcher, Richard Curtis, Abraham Belasco, Thomas Spring, John Langan, Josh Hudson, Jem Ward, Young Dutch Sam, Tom Cannon, Ned Baldwin, Barney Aaron, Dick Curtis, Harry Jones, Peter Crawley ("Young Rump Steak"), Thomas Gaynor, Tom Spring, George Cooper, Sir Dan Donnelly, Jack Martin, Tom Oliver, Bill Neat, Tom Hickman (The Gas-Light Man), Tom Shelton, Joshua Hudson, Charles Grantham (The Giblet Pye), David Hudson, George Nicholls. [* Extra-illustrated plate].

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