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        Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions in the Library of George John Earl Spencer K.G. [with:] Aedes Althorpianae; or an Account of the Mansion, Books, and Pictures at Althorp [and:] A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, lately Forming Part of the Library of the Duke di Cassano Serra, and Now the Property of George John Earl Spencer K.G., with a General Index of Authors and Editions …

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co. Printed at the Shakespeare Press, 1823. Large paper copies, one of 50 or 55 copies. Frontispiece portrait. Numerous plates, text printed in red and black. 7 vols. Folio. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, boards tooled in blind and in gilt. Some light offsetting and foxing. Fine (spines very slightly toned, one joint tender). Large paper copies, one of 50 or 55 copies. Frontispiece portrait. Numerous plates, text printed in red and black. 7 vols. Folio. Monumental large paper set of Dibdin's elaborate catalogue of the library of the second Earl Spencer, one of the great book collectors of his or any time. T.F. Dibdin (1776-1847) was Spencer's librarian and produced the four-volume catalogue in 1814-1815, and later three volumes on the collections at Althorp, describing nearly 1,500 items. Bound for the Marquis of Stafford, with his device on the boards of the first four volumes, and his bookplates in the two Althorp volumes. The tooling varies slightly across the set. "the handsomest and most elaborate catalogue of a private library yet issued" (De Ricci, p. 75). Jackson 36, 37, 38; Windle A25, A26, A27; Besterman 5051. Provenance: Marquis of Stafford (binding; bookplates)

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        A View of the Past and Present State of the Island of Jamaica: With remarks on the moral and physical condition of the slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies

      Oliver & Boyd, 1823. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1823. 363 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Brown, half leather bound with faded-gilt lettering and marbled boards. Hinge cracked with rear board beginning to come loose. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with library inserts and stamps at front and rear pages. Faint pencil marking at top corner of front endpaper with slight tearing at bottom corner of rear paste-down. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine with loss of leather at top and bottom. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.

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        THE SCRIPTURE HISTORY OF JOSHUA THE BRAVE AND SAMSON THE STRONG. (Cover title: Hodgson's The Scripture History of Joshua and Samson).

      London, Hodgson & Co., 10 Newgate Street, March 21, 1823.FIRST EDITION 1823, small 8vo, 175 x 110 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, grey card covers with large hand coloured illustrated half - title plate mounted on upper cover (showing Joshua with weapon and helmet, Samson standing astride a subdued lion), 13 leaves within comprising title page with hand coloured vignette and 6 line verse about Joshua and Samson below, 12 leaves printed 1 side only with hand coloured scenes from Genesis (Adam and Eve x 2, The Deluge, The Building of Babel), Exodus (The Finding of Moses, Moses and the Fiery Bush, Pharoah's Host in the Red Sea, Moses receiving the Commandments), Judges (Samson carrying the gates of Gaza), Samuel (David and Goliah), Kings (Elijah in the Fiery Chariot), Daniel (The Three Children in the Fiery Furnace). Each brightly coloured image occupies about 2 thirds of the page with a 4 line simple verse below. Covers slightly soiled and stained, spine and corners slightly worn with small chips to blue surface paper, 25 mm (1") split to tail of spine, mounted half - title plate lightly browned, and lower corners chipped affecting Samson's left foot and part of background. A long inscription in a child's hand on front pastedown dated 1847, margins lightly thumbed throughout, a couple of tiny light ink marks on text area of 1 page. A very good complete copy of a scarce item. Not in British Library, 1 copy located in Cambridge (12 leaves only), 1 in the Osborne Collection in Toronto (not in catalogue) and 1 in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, the latter with mounted half - title on upper cover as ours. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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; a catalogue of plants found in and near Moscow; an essay on the origin and progress of architecture in Russia, &c. &c.

      London, Cadell, and Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1823. - 28, (2), CLIV, (2), 639pp. With 23 plates including 13 coloured aquatints, one uncoloured aquatint, 9 engraved plates (2 folding), 1 large fold. engraved plan, and 2 wood-engravings in text. Later dark red full morocco with 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped title to spine, richly gilt inner dentelles, watered silk endpapers, t.e.g. (signed: Zaehnsdorf, London). First edition. - A richly illustrated account of the history and architecture of Moscow. It features delicate hand-colored aquatint views of the Kremlin by Edward Finden after Lavrof and a folding panorama (26 x 44 cm) which gives a "general front view" of the royal palace from the river Moskva. Lyall had practiced medicine there, and adds a catalogue of plants found in the vicinity of Moscow, an essay on Russian architecture and an account of the burning of Moscow by Napoleon in 1814. - Uncut. - 2 engraved exlibri to verso of first endpaper. - Excellent copy, clean and wide-margined, in a decorative binding. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the Royal library of Paris

      

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        A View of the Past and Present State of the Island of Jamaica: With remarks on the moral and physical condition of the slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies

      Oliver & Boyd 1823 - 1823. 363 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Brown, half leather bound with faded-gilt lettering and marbled boards. Hinge cracked with rear board beginning to come loose. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with library inserts and stamps at front and rear pages. Faint pencil marking at top corner of front endpaper with slight tearing at bottom corner of rear paste-down. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine with loss of leather at top and bottom. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De las Prisiones consideradas en su actual estado y según las reformas que deben experimentar con respecto a la Higiene, a la Moral y a la Economía Política. Obra escrita en francés y traducida por L.

      Cádiz, imprenta de la Casa de Socorro, 1823. - Petit in-4. 1f. IV. 100pp. Demi-veau postérieur (Domenech). Première Edition Espagnole de cet important ouvrage du statisticien et philanthrope français Louis René Villermé (1782-1863), qui fut l'un des grands précurseurs de la sociologie moderne. "Les travaux de Villermé sont reconnus comme des étapes très importantes du développement de la démographie et de la statistique. Une première étude sur les conditions de vie des prisonniers (1820), laquelle s'insérait dans un projet de réforme du régime pénitentiaire, rend Villermé célèbre. Il entreprend ensuite des études comparées de la mortalité et de la mortalité infantile suivant les milieux sociaux, desquelles il ressort que la condition ouvrière dans les villes entraîne une mortalité très supérieure à la moyenne" (Encyclopædia Universalis). La traduction en espagnol de cet ouvrage précurseur de Villermé s'inscrit dans le cadre du mouvement d'idées libérales qui avaient conduit à la promulgation de la première Constitution Espagnole à Cádiz en 1812; l'année 1823, date de publication du présent ouvrage, marquait le renversement du régime et le retour de l'absolutisme. Déchirure sans manque au feuillet J. Quelques rousseurs éparses.

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        Jährliche Mittheilungen in Verbindung mit Böttiger d. jüng., Bührlen, de la Motte-Fouqué, Heinroth, Wellentreter, Jacobs u. v. Miltitz. (Band 2:) mit Böttiger d. jüng., Bührlen, v. Fouqué, Heinroth, v. Houwald, Jacobs, v. Miltitz und Raupach, (Band 3:) mit Bührlen, Jacobs, Raupach, Suabedissen und Wellentreter, herausgegeben. Zugleich als Fortsetzung des Leipziger Almanachs für Frauenzimmer zum Nutzen und Vergnügen von 1821.

      Leipzig, Carl Cnobloch (1821) - 1823. - 3 Bände. Mit 3 Titelkupfern (F.Fleischmann sc.) und 3 gestochenen Titeln. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit je 2 Rückenschildern. Goed. VIII,104,237 und 95,187.ß; Köhring 79 (ohne Nachweis). - Komplett mit allen erschienenen Jahrgängen nicht häufig. Rochlitz, Redakteur der Leipziger Allgemeinen Musikzeitung, hatte 1815 die Herausgabe des schon 1784 begonnenen Leipziger Almanachs für Frauenzimmer übernommen. Seine Aufgabe war es, diesen, zu den ältesten deutschen zählenden Almanach, dem Geschmack der Zeit anzunähern. Rochlitz versuchte dies, indem er die bildliche Ausstattung jüngeren Künstlern auftrug und die bis dahin überwiegend belehrenden Abhandlungen durch Gedichte und Erzählungen aus dem Kreis der romantischen Schule ersetzte. Dennoch entschloß sich der Verleger, die alte Form mit dem Jahrgang 1820 zu beenden. Ihm folgten im größeren Format die vorliegenden "Jährlichen Mittheilungen". Sie waren der "literarisch interessante" (Lanckoronska/Rümann S.64) Versuch, den Leipziger Almanach in die Form eines literarischen Jahrbuchs überzuführen und so zukunftsfähig zu gestalten. - Mit Exlibris des russisch-schweizerischen Literaturhistorikers und Philosophen Robert Saitschick (1868-1965). - Gering berieben. Teilweise etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar!

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        Planches anatomique du corps humain. Atlas

      C. de Lasteyrie 1823-26, Paris - The Double Elephant Folio of Anatomy [Mascagni, Paolo (1752-1815).] Antommarchi, Francesco (1789-1838), ed. Planches anatomiques du corps humain executes d’après les dimensions naturelles . . . Double elephant folio atlas. Lithographed part-title leaf, title leaf and 83 lithographed plates (48 black and white, 35 outline) by Charles-Philibert de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), all leaves folded and mounted on guards. Paris: C. de Lasteyrie, [1823-] 1826. 623 x 509 mm. (individual leaves measure 907 x 623 mm. / 35.6875 x 24.5 inches unfolded). 20th century half morocco, paste paper boards, light wear. Discreet repairs to margins of part-title, minor occasional foxing, but very good. Considering that it is among the rarest of all anatomies, and certainly the largest, it is remarkable that two nearly identical editions of Mascagni’s posthumous life-size anatomy were published almost simultaneously. The present lithographed edition was issued between 1823 and 1826. An edition with engraved plates was also published in Pisa under the title Anatomia universa (1823-32). Though the two editions were printed by different processes, the image quality of the two is remarkably similar and it is debatable which is superior from either the artistic or scientific standpoint. Antommarchi’s version, in an homage to Vesalius, includes imaginary landscape backgrounds created for the base of his musclemen; these do not appear in the Italian edition. There are other subtle differences. Antommarchi included letter keys within the images of some of the less-complex plates, eliminating the need for outline plates to those images. He also published more anatomical plates than the Italian edition. The publication history of these two editions is complex and usually misunderstood. The edition we are offering was issued in 15 parts between 1823 and 1826 by the lithographic press of the Comte de Lasteyrie, one of the two founders of lithography in France (an accompanying text volume, not present with this copy, was issued in 1826 and bears the imprint of Lasteyrie’s successor, R. Brégeaut). The atlas, with magnificent plates printed on single broadsheets measuring 970 x 650 mm. uncut, is comparable in size to the double elephant folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America (1827-38), which measures about 985 x 660 mm. It is without doubt the largest lithographically printed book issued during the incunabula period of lithography. The atlas was issued in both uncolored and colored versions; according to the part-title included with this copy, uncolored fascicles sold for 30 francs each and colored ones for 80 francs each. Choulant, writing in the 1840s when copies of both editions might have remained available from the publishers, states that copies of the completed version with colored plates could be purchased for 150 francs and uncolored copies for 375 francs. Because the plates are so large, in some extant copies of the atlas they are backed with linen and cut for folding with some resulting loss of image. This is not the case here: Each plate is folded horizontally and mounted on a guard, preserving the entire image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Juan Cantos IX -X -and XI

      London: Printed for John Hunt, 1823, 1823. First edition, large paper issue. Randolph, page 86; Tinker 571; NCBEL III, 285. Edges slightly rubbed; spine a little chipped with some loss, but not to the label; fine copy, enclosed in a cloth clamshell box.. 8vo, original grey paper spine, blue paper boards and printed paper label, untrimmed. Four pages of publisher's terminal ads. The uncommon large paper issue of Cantos 9-11 of Byron's masterpiece, which is significantly larger than the regular, or "common" issue: 9 x 5.5 inches as opposed to 5.375 x 3.5 inches.

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        Tratado de esgrima a pie y caballo en que se enseña por principios el manejo del florete, o el juego de la espada que se usa en el día, adornado con diez y seis láminas grabadas en cobre [SIGNED]

      Narcisa Dorca, Barcelona 1823 - Octavo. 71, [1]pp (text), 16 leaves (plates). Modern half red crushed morocco over marbled paper covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon marker. Previous owner's manuscript illustration in ink on blank leaf prior to title page. The illustration depicts a coat of arms with the following motto: "Toujours la pointe au corps." Publisher's signature on verso of title. Remarkable treatise on the art of sword fencing on foot, and on horseback, written by Spanish Master Eudaldo Thomase. Illuminating the text are 16 engraved copper plates of detailed line drawings, which give a fascinating insight into early eighteenth-century fencing. Very minor shelf wear and slight and sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover (Arvid Eriksson). Water staining to plates, not affecting images. Text in Spanish. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Some short and useful reflections upon duelling, which should be in the hands of every person who is liable to receive a challenge, or an offence. By a Christian Patriot. With advice on seconds, by an officer. - Duelling anecdotes, and other interesting documents.

      Dublin printed for the author, by C. Bentham, 19, Eustace-street, and may be had of the principal booksellers in the United Kingdom. 1823. 12mo., engraved frontispiece*, 108 + (2)pp., including the half-title and final advertisement leaf H12, original printed boards, these a bit browned and spotted, but still a fine, crisp, uncut copy with the early 20th century armorial bookplate of William Walter Dowding> on front pastedown. First edition: rare. Eleven library copies located (OCLC & COPAC): at BL + Cambridge and U.C. Dublin + N.L. Ireland and McGill + 6 libraries in US. A powerful anti-duelling essay, highly critical of this 'desolating vice'. On the lower printed board is the advertisement that 'part of the profits of this work will be appropriated towards paying for a press and types for printing such cheap tracts as are both calculated to abate duelling, suicide, national divisions, &c. &c.' And it continues by soliciting for subscriptions from 'ladies or gentlemen who may be disposed to co-operate in such a benevolent undertaking'. Tipped into the book is a contemporary press cutting reporting on and thus advertising the Dublin Anti-Duelling Association. [Anti-Duelling Associations were formed in several countries in the first half of the 19th century (USA by 1809: Dublin in 1823: England in 1843).] It seems rather strange that Joseph Hamilton of Dublin should have written this little book as it was to be he who published, only six years later, The only approved guide through all the stages of a quarrel: containing the royal code of honour; reflections upon duelling; and the outline of a court for the adjustment of disputes> (London & Dublin, 1829). * The engraved frontispiece shows the harrowing scene of a pitifully distressed wife and her children crying over the dead body of her husband who had evidently died in a duel.

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        Letters from the Caucasus and Georgia

      John Murray, London 1823 - 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. 413 pp, ill with two maps (one folding) and engravings. Mr & Mrs Freygang traveled throughout the country and Mrs. Greygang is surely one of the earlest women to make such a long and arduous journey through such then distant lands. Very old half leather binding, showing wear at corners and outer joints and scuffing at spine tips. Light foxing on frontis, otherwise clean internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE...

      Washington, 1823. 4pp. in NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER Vol. 24, No. 3526. Folio. Dbd. Old folds and some light wrinkling. Very good. The second printing and first newspaper appearance of one of the most important foreign policy statements of the United States government. In this message to Congress, Monroe asserts that the Americas cannot be the subject of colonization by European powers, and that any European intervention in the Americas will be considered a "manifestation of an unfriendly disposition towards the United States." Monroe delivered the Doctrine in his State of the Union message on Dec. 2, 1823, and it was first printed as a NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER Extra the same day. We are aware of only four copies of that printing, the Streeter copy (his sale, lot 1734, $3500 in 1967), now in the Scheide Library; a copy in the Gilder-Lehrman Collection; and two other copies, whereabouts unknown. This is the second printing, in a regular issue of the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER for Dec. 4. This printing seems to be from the same setting of type, with a slight rearrangement of the columns. It appears on page 4 of the issue and is suitable for broadside display. STREETER SALE 1734 (ref). GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 33.

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        A Familiar Treatise on Drawing, for Youth. Being an Elementary Introduction to the Fine Arts, Designed for the Instruction of Young Persons Whose Genius Leads Them to Study This Elegant and Useful Branch of Education.

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, [et al], 1823. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to (228 x 165mm). [1], 16pp. Full-page engraved frontispiece of youthful shepherdess and 33 full-page engravings (including the frontis. and one folding) after the designs of Bartolozzi, Brown, Cipriani, De Marteau, Lairesse, Le Brun, Le Clerc, Mortimer, Paye, Poussin, Singleton and Vandyke (as listed on title). Text is treatise on the imitative and fine arts and a guided lesson on the plates. Modern quarter calf over marbled paper boards; (plates marginally foxed, light occasional stains). Charles Taylor, scholar and engraver, was a devout pupil of Bartolozzi and created this technique book, as the title suggests, promoting the study of art.

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        Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale Fishery

      

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        Diary of a Tour through Southern India Egypt and Palestine

      

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        Account of an Expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains

      

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        The New Whole Art of Confectionary Sugar Boiling Iceing Candying Jelly Making andampc Which will be found very beneficial to Ladies Confectioners Housekeepers andampc Particularly to such as Have Not a Perfect Knowledge of That Art

      

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        Characteristics in the Manner of Rochefoucaults Maxims

      

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        Elements of Medical Jurisprudence, First Edition, 2 Vols, 1823.

      1823 - Rare First Edition of the First Significant American Work on Forensic Medicine [C] Beck, Theodric Romeyn [1791-1855]. Elements of Medical Jurisprudence. Albany: Websters and Skinners, 1823. Two volumes. xxxiv, 418; viii, [9]-471 pp. Octavo (5" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering pieces and gilt volume numbers to spines, speckled edges. Moderate rubbing with some wear to extremities, corners bumped, chip to head of spine of Volume I, its joints just starting at ends, its front hinge cracked, its rear hinge starting. Moderate toning and light foxing, minor tears and chips to afore-edges of a few leaves. Early owner signature (of Joseph Chipman) to head of each title page, near-contemporary owner stamps (of J. Yorston's Library) to p. v of Volume I and p. 9 of Volume II. A nice copy of a rare set. * First edition. An authority when the field was in its earliest stages, Beck's treatise was the first significant American work on forensic medicine. Embracing "all that is really useful either to the physician or the lawyer," Dr. Beck's work supplanted both Smith's Principles of Forensic Medicine (1821) and Paris and Fonblanque's Medical Jurisprudence (1823) as the preeminent text in English. It went through five editions in the United States, the last in 1835. Foreign editions were published in England and Germany. Volume I treats feigned and disqualifying diseases, impotence and sterility, doubtful sex, rape, pregnancy, delivery, infanticide (contributed by his brother Dr. John Beck), legitimacy, survivorship, age and identity, and mental alienation. Volume II examines persons found dead, wounds and poisons, whether mineral, vegetable or animal. At the beginning of the work is a useful bibliography of texts consulted by Beck. The first edition of this book is rare. OCLC locates 5 copies worldwide, 3 in North America, none in law libraries. See Kronick, "Landmark Books in Legal Medicine," in Collecting and Managing Rare Law Books 359-410. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ada Reis, a Tale.

      John Murray. First edition.. Edges a little rubbed; fine copy.. Garside & Schöwerling 1823: 52; NCBEL III, 740; not in Wolff, who had Lamb's two other novels. 3 vols, small 8vo, early 19th century purple half morocco, drab paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-titles present. The third novel by Lady Caroline Lamb (1785-1828), an exotic and dark tale that follows the exploits of Ada Reis as he travels around the world. Much of the plot uses as its source famous voyages, and there are 61 pages of footnotes to such works as Volney's Egypt, Tully's Tripoly, Herrera's Voyage to America, and Humboldt's Tableau de la Nature. And there are oblique and not-so-oblique references to Lord Byron, such as when Ada Reis is described as "the once-famous Corsair, the Don Juan of his day.

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        PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF THE CITY OF PARIS AND ITS ENVIRONS; CONSISTING OF VIEWS ON THE SEINE, PUBLIC BUILDINGS, CHARACTERISTIC SCENERY, ETC.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1823 - Complete two volume set bound in 1/2 leather over a blue textured cloth. Leather is moderately to very rubbed and chipped but bindings tight and square. This early description of the city of Paris is fully illustrated with lots of single side full page engravings that are followed by thoughtful descriptions in English. Some pages have spotty foxing and a bit of off setting but generally very good. All edges marbled, pages not numbered. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogo delle edizioni Bodoniane eseguite in Parma. 1823.

      Parma. Si trovano vendibili presso la Vedova Bodoni, (1823), - in-16, pp. XXIII, (1), cartone posteriore arancione. Brevi descrizioni di quasi trecento edizioni dal 1792 sino al ''Manuale'' del 1818 (in vendita a 120 fr.). Divise in italiane, latine, greche, inglesi, francesi e polacche, sono proposte dalla vedova, Margherita Dall'Aglio a prezzi fissi in franchi, con sconti dal 10 al 30% (oltre i 4.000 franchi) per ''gli Amatori che vorranno onorare delle sue commissioni''; i volumi più costosi risultano i tre in-folio grande di Racine, a 275 fr. Rarissimo ed assai ricercato, come tutti i cataloghi editoriali bodoniani, sconosciuto a Brooks e De Lama e censito in un solo esemplare alla Nazionale di Napoli. In perfetto stato. Catalogo delle edizioni Bodoniane eseguite in Parma. 1823. Giani notes that this 1823 catalogue, containing 297 items, is of considerable documentary importance. All of Bodoni's catalogues are very scarce. Giani, p.9: ''Avendo scopo puramente commerciale, non v'era ragione di escludere titoli che a quell'epoca (lo sappiamo da un lungo inventario dell'Economato della Stamperia) non risultavano esauriti; ragione era invece questa: che non si trattava di edizioni bodoniane. Questo catalogo offre in vendita 297 edizioni segnando il prezzo di copertina''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English botany.

      Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1823-1828. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 150mm). With 360 fine hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides, gilt edges. A fine set of this beautifully illustrated work on Scottish fungi which was published in 72 monthly parts with 5 plates each and was intended as a continuation of Sowerby's 'English Botany'. "Das Werk gehört zu den für die Pilzsystematik bedeutenden colorierten Tafelwerke" (Dörfelt & Herklau, Die Geschichte der Mykologie p. 350). Robert Kaye Greville (1794-1866) was a Scottish mycologist and made important contributions to Scottish mycology. "Greville beautifully illustrated this work, and the treatment is also of high quality. New species were described, and a number of new combinations proposed...' (Margadant p. 131).//Provenance: Armorial bookplate of John Dunkin (1782-1846) who was an English topographer.//Nissen BBI, 757; Stafleu & Cowan 2160.

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        EL SUPREMO PODER EJECUTIVO DE LAS PROVINCIAS UNIDAS DEL CENTRO DE AMÉRICA. -- POR CUANTO LA ASEMBLÉA NACIONAL CONSTITUYE DE LAS MISMAS PROVINCIAS HA ACORDADO LO QUE SIGUE [caption title]

      Guatemala, 1823. [5]pp. plus initial integral blank. Folio, folded sheets. Untrimmed. Small dampstain to outer margin. Very clean. Near fine. A declaration outlining the guidelines of leadership within the Federal Republic of Central America. In July of 1823 Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica met in Guatemala City, newly independent from Mexico, to form the Federal Republic of Central America. Leadership was in triumvirate and the document provides intricate detail regarding the expectations of those in executive power. The Federal Republic remained intact until 1840, after a series of disputes between liberals and conservatives caused the Republic to fall into civil war and dissolve. Only one copy is located, in the National Library of Chile.

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        Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria, and Asia Minor; during the years 1817 & 1818 Presentation Copy from the Author

      London: T. White and Co 1823 - London: T. White and Co, 1823. First edition. 8vo, [xxxiii], (1) Errata, 560pp. Index. Six engraved plates, 3 plans including two fold-out, Large fold-out linen backed map with color indicating their route, and 1 fold-out map of Petra. Recently bound in tan calf with marble boards, tooled spine with five raised bands and with morocco spine label and bright gilt titles. Overall an excellent copy with prior ex-library ownership stamp on blank side of title page. Pages are foxed and in some places brittle; a few pages moisture-stained to margins. No notations to text. Original ffep severely torn; small tear to map attached thereto. Slight bubbling to cloth near tail edge of bottom board; otherwise a fine rebind, with firm stitching and clean cloth. After having retired as Commander in the Royal Navy, Charles Irby set off in 1816 with a long standing friend, Captain James Mangles, on a tour of the European Continent. The two travelled significantly beyond their originally intended route, and ultimately visited Egypt, Nubia, Syria, and Asia Minor. With the company of William John Bankes and Thomas Legh, whom they met at Aleppo, they became the earliest modern explorers of Syria. Their letters were afterwards collected and published for private distribution in the this volume. A very good copy of a classic travel narrative. The authors were officers in the Royal Navy, writing in the form of six letters, give an account of the excavations at Abu Simbel by Belzoni, and were among the first Europeans to visit Petra, Atabey 606; Blackmer 860. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Entomology; being illustrations and descriptions of the genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland; containing coloured figures from nature of the most rare and beautiful species, and in many instances of the plants upon which they are found.

      - London, printed for the author, 1823-1840. 8 volumes. Royal-8vo (235 x 142mm). With 770 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt decorated and lettered spines, frontcovers with red morocco label 'Veritas vincit omnia J.W', gilt edges. An attractively bound copy of the first edition, with all plates finely engraved. In later editions many of the plates are reproduced in lithography, which makes them less attractive. This work was originally published in parts, and once described by Cuvier as 'the paragon of perfection'. The treated insects are depicted together with flowers or plants, which render the plates particularly charming. John Curtis was born in Norwich in 1791, son of an engraver, and his mother was described as a 'cultivator of flowers'. At the age of sixteen he went to work for a local solicitor and began to supplement his income by collecting and selling insect specimens to the gentlemen entomologists of the day and learnt the art of scientific illustration. His first published illustrations appeared in Kirby and Spence's bestseller 'Introduction to Entomology' (1815-26). In 1817 he went to London where he met many of the leading natural historians of the day, such as Sir Joseph Banks."John Curtis is described as the first entomologist to earn a living, albeit a rather poor one, as a scientist. He liked to travel although it proved difficult because of his financial problems but he collected extensively in Britain, Ireland and Europe. In 1825 he travelled to Scotland by steam packet and returned by land, walking most of the way and collecting insects and adding thirty-two new species to the British list - all material for his dream work 'British Entomology'" (Gilbert p. 142). A systematically bound copy.Provenance: armorial bookplate of John Waterhouse Halifax and another bookplate 'Queen Margaret's School, presented by Mrs. Doherty Waterhouse'.Horn & Schenkling 4184; Nissen ZBI, 1000. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Iconographia Botanica seu Plantae criticae. Icones Plantarum Rariorum et minus rite cognitarum, florae europaeae..../ Kupfersammlung kritischer Gewächse oder Abbildungen seltener und weniger genau bekannter Gewächse der Flora Europa's, als Kupfersammlung und Supplement, vorzüglich zu den Werken von Willdenow, Schkuhr, Persoon, Römer und Schultes, gezeichnet und nebst kurzer Erläuterung herausgegeben.

      Leipzig, F. Hofmeister, 1823-1832. 10 volumes. 4to (242 x 190mm). With 1000 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth, gilt lettered spines (5 volumes with new matching spines). First and only edition. The rare coloured issue of this extensive and important floristic work. Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (1793-1879) was a well known German botanist and ornithologist and a prolific author and able botanical artist. 564 of the plates are after drawings by Reichenbach, 192 by Reichenbach and Hummitsch, 243 by Hummitsch and a small number by other artists. This beautifully produced work was issued with plain and handcoloured plates; only a very few copies were published in coloured state. Text both in Latin and German. Small circular stamp M.H.S. on all plates not affecting the illustration.//Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society bookplate in all volumes.//Nissen BBI, 1602; Stafleu & Cowan 8876; Johnston 870; Great Flower Books p.73.

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        Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English botany.

      - Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1823-1828. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 150mm). With 360 fine hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides, gilt edges. A fine set of this beautifully illustrated work on Scottish fungi which was published in 72 monthly parts with 5 plates each and was intended as a continuation of Sowerby's 'English Botany'. "Das Werk gehört zu den für die Pilzsystematik bedeutenden colorierten Tafelwerke" (Dörfelt & Herklau, Die Geschichte der Mykologie p. 350). Robert Kaye Greville (1794-1866) was a Scottish mycologist and made important contributions to Scottish mycology. "Greville beautifully illustrated this work, and the treatment is also of high quality. New species were described, and a number of new combinations proposed.' (Margadant p. 131).Provenance: Armorial bookplate of John Dunkin (1782-1846) who was an English topographer.Nissen BBI, 757; Stafleu & Cowan 2160. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wirtsstube in Tegernsee.

       Bleistiftzeichnung, unten rechts in Bleistift bezeichnet. Quadriert, um 1823, 18,5 x 28,5 cm. Vgl. Paluch 173 - 175 mit zwei Abbildungen. - Feine und detailreiche Vorzeichnung für die Ölgemälde, die bei Paluch als „Tiroler Jäger beim Kartenspiel“, \"Tiroler Schenke“ und „Wirtsstube“ bezeichnet sind. Im Jahr 1823 entstanden mehrere Skizzen in Tegernsee und Fischbachau (Paluch 152ff.), zu denen auch die vorliegende, Paluch unbekannt gebliebene Zeichnung gehört. Sie belegt eindeutig, dass sich die dargestellten Wirtsstuben auf den oben genannten Ölbildern in Tegernsee befinden. An einem Tisch mit Holzbänken sitzt ein einzelner Mann in kurzer Hose, am Treppenaufgang befindet sich links ein Hirschgeweih. Die Zeichnung ist insofern für Quaglio typisch, als er hier den Innenraum genau wiedergibt und auf den Gemälden mit Figuren aus seinem reichen Repertoire bevölkert. - Rückseitig Sammlerstempel FH mit Windmühle und Kreuz. Gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung

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        Letters on a Disputed Claim, to John Mytton, Esquire, of Halston, Oswestry, Salop. Late Of The Seventh Regiment Of Hussars, Late A Member For Shrewsbury, And Now High Sheriff Of The County

      London: Printed and Published by the Author, Walker's Hotel, Dean Street, Soho, 1823. First edition. xxi, [i], [23]-66, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern red morocco, a.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Title-page soiled, last leaf repaired without loss. First edition. xxi, [i], [23]-66, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE.

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        Memoires sur la vie Privee de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France et de Navarre 3 vols

      Paris: Baudoin Freres, 1823. Owners blindstamp to title pages. Hinges starting to crack, else Very Good. . Hard Cover. Very Good-.

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        Cruchley's Improved Environs of London. (Cruchley's New and Improved Environs of London, extending 15 to 18 Miles round St. Paul's, on a Scale of Three Quarters of an Inch to a Mile. On which is carefully delineated all the Main & Cross Roads, Foot Paths,

      London. Engraved and Published b, July 17th, 1823,. Book by G.F. Cruchleym Mapper. folding linen backed engraved map in panels, 60x 61cm, mounted on linen and folded to 20.5x 12cm, colour & outline colour, map slightly dust worn, expertly restored and relayed, very good to fine, in the original slipcase which is heavily worn with paper label on the upper cover, very rare ~ With the increase in all means of transportation in the nineteenth century, these convenient folding maps were used by horse riders, wagon drivers, railroad passengers, steamboat voyageurs, etc., etc. .

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        The Punishments of China, Illustrated With Explanations in English and French

      Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer.. Title page dated1801. 6 leaves watermarked 1823.. 22 hand coloured stipple engravings, title-pages and text in English and French, all edges gilt, handsome contemporary decorative leather gilt binding a little worn in places, light wear extremities, some occasional light browning, some offsetting from plates onto the text as usual. Holes in the margins of two leaves of text, one tear has an old rather clumsily repair. Armorial bookplate of Martin Stapylton Esq of Myton in the County of York AD 1817 laid down upper paste down. 35 x 26cm. Folio. Abbey 532. Lust 712 (1808 edition). A handsome and generally bright copy of this well known work. Text that accompanies each plate and the preface in both English and French. An interesting work with finely executed colour plates. "The view expressed in the preface was that legal torture, was an instrument of tyranny, an attitude perhaps indicative of pressures in Britain for legal reform." Lust - Western Books on China Published up to 1850. This work was a popular title in Europe in the first years of the 19th century and was reissued over many years, as the use of the title page of the first edition and later watermarked leaves in this copy illustrates. In fact foreign interest in the "exotic" or shocking aspects of China continued for over a hundred years. Images showing Chinese punishments and torture, likely based on this work, appeared in pith painted albums as well as in other forms through into the 20th century. .

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        Histoire physique, civile et morale de Paris, depuis les premiers temps historiques jusqu à nos jours. Seconde édition.

      Guillaume 1823-1824, Paris - Ottime legature in cartonato coevo con titolo oro su tassello in pelle nera al ds. (minime tracce di usura soprattutto alle cerniere). Fioriture sparse ma nel complesso ottimo esemplare raro a trovarsi completo dell Atlante. Brunet II, 873 8vo (cm. 20), 10 Voll., complessive 5.000 pp. circa con 85 tavv. f.t. incise su rame (unito) Histoire physique, civile et moral de Paris. Sixième edition. Atlas, ibidem, Furne et C.ie 1858,6vo oblungo (cm. 21,5x27,5), 64 pp. con 5 grandi carte topografiche a colori più volte rip. (si aggiunge) Dictionnaire topographique des environs de Paris, 8vo (cm. 20), 2 cc.nn., VIII-da p. 320 a p. 618. Privo di frontis. ma con testo del Dizionario completo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TIMBER MERCHANT'S GUIDE. ALSO, A TABLE, WHEREBY, AT ONE VIEW, MAY BE SEEN THE SOLID AND SUPERFICIAL MEASURE OF ANY SQUARE OR UNEQUAL HEWED LOGS OR PLANK, FROM ONE TO FORTY-SEVEN INCHES. ALSO, PLATES REPRESENTING THE FIGURES OF THE PRINCIPAL PIECES OF TIMBER, USED IN BUILDING A SEVENTY-FOUR GUN SHIP OF THE LINE, IN STANDING TREES. BY PETER GUILLET, L'AINE, FRENCH BY BIRTH, AMERICAN BY CHOICE.

      Baltimore:: Published by James Lovegrove. John D. Toy, Printer,. 1823. Original calf [rubbed, spine label worn away], front joint cracked but holding, rear board detached but present. Pages 24, [89 letterpress tables], [1 blank], 30 hand-colored lithographed plates by Henry Stone. One leaf of the tables a bit frayed at the margins [no effect on text]. Text lightly foxed, plates clean and crisp. Else Very Good, with the plates about Fine. Early ownership signature of Byron Diman at head of title page. The second lithograph-illustrated book printed in America. The plates are by Henry Stone, "one of the earliest and most elusive of all the lithographers" [Peters]. "The plates represent 'the principal pieces of timber used in building a 74 gun ship of the line'. Though, because of the subject, the plates are necessarily subdued, they are genuinely colored. It seems that getting out the right timber for all old time war ships was a highly scientific matter; and the tall old pines of New England must have been wonderful masts " [Bennett]. Byron Diman [1795-1865] was born in Bristol, Rhode Island. He served as Rhode Island's 19th governor, serving from 1846-1847; he also served several terms in both Rhode Island's House of Representatives and Senate. Prior to his political career, Diman worked in a counting house, was involved in whale fisheries, was treasurer and president of the Bristol Steam Mill, was director of the Pokanoket Mill, and served as president of the Bank of Bristol. Rink 1636. Bennett, American Color Plate Books 67. Peters, America on Stone 376.

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        Journal d'un Voyage Autour du Monde, Pendant les Annees 1816, 1817, 1818 et 1819

      Paris:: Ponthieu, Lesage, Gide Fils,, 1823. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. xlix, [1, errata], 344; [iv], 407, [1 blank], pp. Text in French, half-titles, index in Vol. I, glossary of nautical terms at the end of Vol. II, map in Vol. I supplied in facsimile and loosely inserted in pocket mounted inside the rear cover, the original folding "Carte de la Cote Nord-Ouest d'Amerique" is bound in at the rear of Vol. II; paper foxed, light pencil marginalia on page 145 of Vol. I. Contemporary black morocco spines, marbled paper over boards, spines titled in gilt, parchment tips, added mylar dust-jackets; binding square and tight, rubbed. Book seller ticket of Fred M. DeWitt, Oakland, California on front paste-down of both volumes. SCARCE first edition. Very Good. This work was subsequently translated into English as "A Voyage Round the World, Between the Years 1816-1819"; the English-language edition was printed for R. Phillips in London in 1823. Roquefeuil's voyage was the third French circumnavigation of the globe, and the first undertaken after the beginning of the Napoleonic era. It contains important early accounts of travel in California, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. "The ships Le Bordelais and Junior departed Bordeaux, France, October 19, 1816, sailed around Cape Horn, stopped at the Galapagos Islands, continued to the Northwest coast and Alaska, visited the Marquesas and the Hawaiian Islands after a second trip to the Northwest coast of America, then continued to Macao and around the World." REFERENCES: Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, I, p. 195; Forbes 569; Hill (2nd Ed.) 1483 (English edition); Howes R-438; Sabin 73149.

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        Manuel d'électricité dynamique ou traité sur l'action mutuelle des conducteurs-électriques et des aimans et sur une nouvelle théorie du magnétisme; pour faire suite à tous les traités de physique élementaire.

      Paris Bachelier 1823 - (21 x 12,5 cm). (4) 216 (2) S. 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe seines Lehrbuchs der Elektrodynamik, in dem er deren fundamentale Phänomene und Gesetze beschreibt. - Demonferrand (1795-1844), Professor für Mathematik und Physik am Collège Royal, war Mitarbeiter von Ampere, der erstmals den Begriff Elektrodynamik verwendet hat. - Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig bzw. angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten. - Poggendorff I, 548; Wheeler-Gift 797; The Bakken 174; Ekelöf 841 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rasselas. [Prince of Abissinia: A Tale] Embellished with Engravings From The Designs of Richd. Westall R. A.

      Piccadilly John Sharpe 1823 - 12mo, pp. viii, 184; engraved added title page dated 1823 as well as printed title dated 1822 and 3 plates from designs by Richard Westall, bookplate, very handsome contemporary crushed red morocco, gilt-panelled with decorative tooling to both spine and covers including Ducal coat of arms of double-headed eagle, possibly Austro-Hungarian, replaced endpapers, a fews spots to first title otherwise very good. " It is one of the small classics of world literature, and is Perhaps Johnson 's finest and MOST characteristic work" (Oxford Companion to English Literature) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri giusta la lezione del codice Bartoliniano

      pei fratelli Mattiuzzi 1823 - 1828 La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri giusta la lezione del codice Bartoliniano. Nell' occhietto: Il codice Bartoliniano della Divina Commedia col riscontro di LXV testi a penna e delle prime edizioni aggiuntivi gli argomenti del codice Trivulziano scritto nel 1337 e i frammenti latini del codice Fontaniano per opera di Quirico Viviani. Udine, pei fratelli Mattiuzzi, 1823 - 1828. Tre tomi in quattro volumi in 8vo; cc. 22n.nn., pp.LXXII, 330; 272; 265; LI, 790; 323. Al volume primo incisione in rame della grotta di Tolmino raffigurante il Poeta in atto di meditare e di scrivere, disegno di Gio. Darif, incisione di Federico Lose. Esemplare su carta pesante a fogli chiusi, margini ampli. Legatura coeva in cartone, tasselli ai dorsi con titolo in oro. De Batines I, pag.157; Gamba,406; Mambelli,136; Manna, pag.23: ?Edizione accurata, molto importante sotto il punto di vista filologico e molto discussa per la novita' del codice cosidetto Bartoliniano, scritto nel Friuli, e per il conseguente gran numero di nuove lezioni presentate?.

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        The Naval History of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII to MDCCCXII - Five Volumes

      C Rice, Mount Street, Berkeley Square, London 1823 - Full set complete. A RARE FULL SET of the FIRST EDITION of this very popular Naval History of Great Britain. Fully leather bound in green morocco. Stamped gilt decoration. The spine has four ridges. There are decoration and titling on alternate panels. The spines are calm, dignified. The entire set is very clubbable, charming and handsome. Please note that a plate of the Spanish Main is missing from volume five (although there is no evidence of removal). This series was most popular and reprinted many times: Brenton's history was personal (he was an experienced sailor and navy man), at times controversial. All have marbled front and end papers. All have an ex-libris plate for Francis Dick (of the old Scots family). There are stamps also indicating ownership of the 'Stonehouse Reading Room'. The history covers one of the most thrilling and important in European and British history and it is a compulsive read - this set gives the read ample enjoyment. Volume 1 (printer: J F Dove, St John's Square: 1823). The boards are sound with some scuffing, wear and marks to the edges and faces. These are benign. The spine has shelving and handling wear to the body, head and foot. Inside, the frontispages have some damp stains at the spine corners - but these do not affect the text. The pages - as with the other volumes - have printer markings at the bottom. The pages are clear, confident and eager. Covers: the loss of American colonies, the state of French, Spanish and British navies at the end of the American war, Holy Roman Empire ambitions, Bligh and the Mutiny, the death of Emperor Joseph and Sweden's Gustavus, Cornwallis, Indian Ocean, Egypt, the Cape, Laval. Vol. 2: a contented, comfortable copy. The boards have some markings, some wear to the edges and spine. But these are mild. The boards are sound and sure. The pages are firm, clean, clear and certain. Covers: West Indies action, Bonaparte's star soars, St Helena to attack the Cape!, France and America, Nelson is on the scene, Battle of the Nile. Volume 3: (1824). The boards are gallant with wear to the board-faces, corners and spine. The back board has been stained by damp at its bottom spine edge. There are some very mild consequent damp marks to the very final pages at the binding edge. The contents are mild and generous. Brenton makes amends in his preface. Cockburn, Napoleon, improvements to the Navy, French treatment of prisoners, invasion threat!, Nelson to the rescue, imperial woes in the Americas, West Indies and the Cape of Good Hope. Volume 4 (1825). There are scatterings of age marks within. The boards are masculine. There is some wear to the corners and spine. The boards are rubbed and lightly marked. They are serene. France the enemy1, India, European affairs, Cochrane, the action moves to all of the Americas, Danish war, a Bernadotte elected to the throne of Sweden, George III's illness. Volume five and Brenton brings his labours to an end. An aged copy. The boards beam genially with some marks and wear, scuffing and rubbing. The guttering along the reverse title page is cracked. Nonetheless the binding is firm and the pages are tight. The pages are competent and diligent and mild-mannered. They have some age marks. The Americans become disagreeable and plan horrid things, Wellington, Napoleon sees Elba and escapes and thus sees St Helena instead, the death of the King!, Bonaparte sees the pearly gates as does Queen Caroline, the British become adventurous in the time of peace. A most pleasant set for reference, reading and reception. Oh! the happy owner! fk [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tauf-Halle und Kreuzgang im Dom zu Maintz.

      1823 1823 - Kreidelithographie mit Tonplatte in Gelboliv, 1823. 41,4:50 cm. Literatur: Winkler 640.67.- Rechte untere Ecke fehlt, kl. Randeinrisse hinterlegt, am Rand leicht fleckig.- Das dritte Blatt des zweiten Bandes der zweiten Lieferung der Sammlung denkwürdiger Gebäude des Mittelalters in Deutschland. Domenico Quaglio entstammte einer ursprünglich aus Oberitalien stammenden Künstlerfamilie und war deren bedeutendster Vertreter. Nach erster Unterweisung durch seinen Vater, den Theatermaler und Architekten Guiseppe Quaglio (1747-1828) absolvierte er eine Ausbildung zum Kupferstecher und Lithographen an der Münchner Kunstakademie bei C.E.C. Hess (1755-1822) und J.M. Mettenleiter (1765-1853). Ab 1803 war er am Hoftheater in München tätig, dort 1809-1814 Hoftheatermaler, zudem entwarf er Bühnendekorationen, später erfolgte die Ernennung zum bayerischen Hofmaler. Er gilt als Begründer des Münchner Vedutenbildes und unternahm in diesem Kontext zahlreiche Reisen durch Deutschland, an den Rhein, in die Niederlande, nach Frankreich, Italien und der Schweiz, um vor allem mittelalterliche Baudenkmäler zu zeichnen. 1823 war er Mitbegründer der Münchner Kunstvereins, des ersten in Deutschland. 1832 erhielt er von Kronprinz Maximilian den Auftrag, den Wiederaufbau und die Ausschmückung des Schlosses Hohenschwangau zu leiten. Die bis 1837 andauernden Arbeiten hierzu strapazierten den Künstler derart, daß er kurz vor der Vollendung zusammenbrach und verstarb.

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        New Russia. Journey from Riga to the Crimea, by Way of Kiev; with Some Account of the Colonization, and the Manners and Customs of the Colonists of New Russia. To which are added Notes Relating to the Crim Tatars.

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Jones and Co., 1823. Pp. [2], viii, 316, [2] plus publisher's adverts bound at rear - pp. [2], 16, [2] dated 1823 & 1824; three hand-coloured lithographic plates; two uncoloured lithographic plates including a large fold-out view of "Theodocia or Kaffa"; bound with original front and rear blanks, pages uncut; "Notes relating to the Crim Tatars" has divisional half-title on p. [209]. Early Twentieth century binding of half tan calf with cloth covered boards, red title label to the spine wich has five raised gilt decorated bands; very good with a little rubbing. Contents very good with light foxing to the odd page, but mostly clean and crisp, not trimmed, early pages with light impressions in the paper (seemingly impressions from the original publisher's boards), marbled end papers, the front somewhat marked, scuffed with a couple of numbers in pen. A very good copy. The adverts are rarely bound in and are a particularly interesting addition.. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

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        Costruzioni geometriche dell’orologio solare sopra un piano qualunque. UNITO A: Metodi pratici per determinare i contorni delle ombre ordinarie.

      Tipografia di Gio. Batt. Bianchi e Comp.° ; per Pa 1823 e 1824, Milano - Due opere in un vol. in-16°, pp. 18 con 2 tavv. rip. in fine + pp. 75 con 10 tavv. rip. f.t. e 2 tavv. rip. in fine. Leg. post. mz. pelle verde scuro con tit. "Opuscoli", greche e fleurons oro impressi al ds., marca tip. al frontespizio. Esemplare alluvionato con piatti da ricostruire, evidenti aloni di umidità n.t. in un esemplare comunque leggibile.

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        Dionomachia poemetto eroi - comico di Salvador Viale. Seconda edizione notabilmente corretta, accresciuta ed illustrata

      Presso P. Dufart librajo, Parigi 1823 - In 8, pp. (8) + 224 + (20) con antiporta incisa all'acquaforte. Brossura editoriale con qualche mancanza al piatto anteriore. Seconda edizione notevolmente accresciuta rispetto alla prima del 1817 di questo poemetto satirico incentrato su una disputa nata tra i due paesi corsi di Lucciana e Borgo a causa delluccisione di un asino. Viale fu un esponente del patriottismo corso, sempre esorto' i suoi concittadini a parlare italiano e, nel 1814, partecipo' alla rivolta antifrancese. In alcune parti dell'opera compaiono interri vesdi in lingua corsa. Starace, 7496. FRA

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